Keep Your Art Collectors Coming Back

Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.

Art & Yoga: Mindfulness

Open up to the experience of the art event without a thought or expectation of what it should/will be.

10 Easy Tips for Better Sales at Your Next Art Fair

When a person is looking at our artwork, we suddenly don’t know how to behave. We don’t trust our “natural” instincts.

What Your Customers Can Teach You

There is much to be said for coming face-to-face with the public once in a while.

3rd Annual Survey Results: What is America’s Best Art Fair?

by guest blogger Connie Mettler announces the results of its 3rd annual “America’s Best Art Fairs” survey. This survey is the only national online look at the country’s juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities for artists to sell their work.     To make any art fair successful […]

“I Covered My Expenses” and Other Forms of Delusion & Denial

The delusion of “I covered my expenses” relies on the denial of the true total costs and expenses of participation in a show.

My Disastrous First Art Show

My sales were slow. They dragged. Shoppers looked, and didn’t understand what to do with what I made.

How a Hard Look at Business Changed an Artist’s Life

This was the most important thing that I have ever done for my business. It was astounding what I was spending to make what I thought was a living.

Top 50 Art Fairs in the US, 2015

The top 50 fairs have exciting quality art, fascinating artists and ever-changing venues in big cities and small towns, oceanfront and lakefront.

4 Ways Booth Signage can Draw a Crowd

In a crowded show, how can you stand out? Signage is a great way to grab attention and make a statement.

6 Display Tips to Increase Your Art Sales

Want to increase your show sales? Use these methods to draw shoppers in and convert them to customers.

I Hate Selling … But I Love Relationships

If there is one thing I know about myself, I love and value relationships – be it friends, family, partners.

The Personal Touch

Talking about your artwork in front of others helps expand your comfort zone.

Art Fair Burnout

I had “art show burnout” and had to take stock of what I was doing. I’d scheduled twenty retail fairs that year. What was I thinking?