Contemporary Art Becomes Rug Design

Abstract painter Laura Parker moved beyond the canvas to envision her work as handcrafted rugs. She speaks about her journey and the cause she has embraced.

Lessons Learned While Building a Small Business

What has been most effective in my own business has a lot in common with the artists I’ve worked with who are building their own.

Streamline Your Studio Production

Increase profitability, control your costs, and save your sanity by becoming more efficient in the studio. 

What Artists Should Know About Outsourcing

As an artist, your most valuable time is spent in the studio. How can you get the help you need to run the rest of your business?

How an Entrepreneur Built an Online Wearable Art Business

Israeli entrepreneur Shahaf Gal runs Bones and Balloons, a fun, contemporary clothing and accessories company that sells wearables featuring colorful collage designs.

Art Business Success: Design for Interiors

Art can translate perfectly into different formats that enhance living environments. Each of these five artists approaches the marketplace for interior design products in their own unique way.

Artist Success: Making a Soul Connection

I think my strength is the willingness to admit my unheroic truths. We connect in the humble and vulnerable spaces that make us mere mortals.

Studio Production Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

The line is constantly changing in order to provide a variety of price points as well as fresh colorways to keep existing clients interested and attract new clients.

Licensed Art Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund Two licensed artists recently represented their work at a wholesale trade show. Here’s how their designs evolved from idea to products sold in retail stores.     Inspired by her background in classical illustration, artist Cherish Flieder started painting abstracts to grow and explore artistically. One of her designs was spotted by Anne […]

What Artists Need to Know about Fine Art Printing

by Carolyn Edlund An interview with Michael Baker of fine art printing company Reed Art & Imaging shares insights and answers about reproductions, how they’re made and the benefits for artists.     AS:  What are common misperceptions that artists have about fine art reproductions? MB: Here are some top misperceptions that artists have, with explanations […]

An Art Pro’s Insights for Creative Entrepreneurs

A recent conversation with Hawaii-based entrepreneur Thomas Deir reveals his recipe for success while staying true to his vision as an artist.

Is Print-on-Demand Right for Your Art?

Many artists use print-on-demand services to sell products featuring their designs. This can be a revenue stream, but there are downsides, too.

Art Becomes Fabric for Wearables and More

Two artists use very different methods to have their artwork placed on fabric, allowing them to expand their collections into wearables and other products. Here’s how they did it.

How Daily Painting Can Help You Grow as an Artist

Two artists took the daily painting practice further, working within themes that created compelling series that expressed their interests and experiences.