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

If you don’t expose your work or if you are afraid someone will steal your idea or your art, then being a professional artist is not for you.

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

Turning over designs to another studio involves trust and a willingness to allow your work to be interpreted by others.

How Daily Painting Can Help You Grow as an Artist

Daily painting groups and challenges have been around for a long time. These artists took the practice further, working within themes that created compelling series that expressed their interests and experiences.

Should You License Your Art?

by Carolyn Edlund Art licensing is an option for artists, but it’s not right for everyone. How does it work, and how can artists become involved in this market?     Art is everywhere in our lives. Quite often the art you see printed on products was licensed by the manufacturer from an artist who […]

An Artist’s Inspired Journey

Two very strong characteristics had manifested that allowed me to create art from a pure place.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.

How I Built an International Art Education Business

For the past seven years, we have had three instructors teaching for us online, as well as two teaching our course live, four translators, and thirteen other instructors in training, all preparing to teach online and in the real world.

Make Your Art More Collectible

Repeat business grows business, and that’s good news to an entrepreneur who has collectible work for sale.

One Word that Can Transform Your Art Business

One of the weaknesses I see quite frequently, especially with beginning artists but also sometimes with very experienced ones, is a lack of focus in their portfolios.

Is Your Art Right for the Corporate Market?

by Carolyn Edlund Considering selling your work to corporate clients? Here’s what you need to know.     The corporate art market offers opportunities for artists to sell their work for display in environments such as office buildings, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, municipal agencies, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, and many other settings. Buyers and decision […]

How a Creative Idea became a Collaborative Project

How does inspiration and a creative idea take root and grow into a major collaborative project? Artist Jeff Sturgeon shares a story of transforming sci-fi illustrations into an exciting business project.     As a professional illustrator with twenty-five years’ experience, I am a guest speaker and artist at science fiction shows and conventions around the country, […]

How Artists Earn: Art-Related Products

Artists may add a much-needed price point spread, or even attract an entirely new audience who are not prospective collectors of original art.