How to Thank Your Collectors

by Carolyn Edlund Build relationships with your art collectors by sharing your appreciation.     A professional fundraiser once recounted a rule of thumb in her industry with regard to donors. She said they should be "thanked … [Read more]

Featured Artist Julie Skoda

Pastel painting by Julie Skoda

Artist Julie Skoda presents an uplifting collection of light-filled tropical landscapes painted with pastels. Find more of her work on her website.     My painting life has been largely influenced by water. We are a boating … [Read more]

Featured Artist Amy Lenhardt

abstract mixed media painting by Amy Lenhardt

Enjoy the vivid color, flowing line and pattern in Amy Lenhardt’s brightly illustrated artwork. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     Raised in New Jersey, I was a latchkey kid spending a lot of time alone after my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Licha Ochoa Nicholson

fused and slumped glass by Licha Ochoa Nicholson

Licha Ochoa Nicholson creates glass vessels that flow and undulate, revealing detailed patterns and shapes. See more of her work at Taylor Kinzel Gallery.     I was raised in a large traditional Mexican family in Kansas City, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Axel Breutigam

black & white photograph by Axel Breutigam

Axel Breutigam presents a collection of black and white photography that explores unusual perspectives and strong contrast. See more of his portfolio on his website.     I’m a German-born Canadian black and white fine art … [Read more]

Know Your Collector and Why They Buy

Sarasota Art Center Gallery

by Carolyn Edlund A working knowledge of your collector and their motivations will help you market your art more effectively.     Do you have a clear idea of the right customer for your work? If not, it's impossible to develop a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Mira M White

Artist Mira M White creates expressive abstract mixed media paintings that incorporate storytelling. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     I was born into a middle-class working family. My father served twenty-two … [Read more]

Featured Artist M Diane Bonaparte

desert landscape by M Diane Bonaparte

Artist M Diane Bonaparte presents a colorful collection of paintings inspired by magnificent landscapes in the American Southwest. Visit her website to see more.     Even though I was born in Chicago, I grew up playing cowboys … [Read more]

Featured Artist Gerardo Labarca

mixed media portrait by Gerardo Labarca

Artist Gerardo Labarca presents compelling mixed media portraits that convey inner thoughts and emotions. Visit his website to see more of his work.     As far back as I can remember, I have always loved painting … [Read more]

Featured Artist Peter Szarmach

landscape photography by Peter Szarmach

Photographer Peter Szarmach finds inspiration in the vast landscapes captured through the lens of his camera. See more of his portfolio on his website.     I guess you could say my relationship with photography began when I won a … [Read more]

Checklist for Working with a Gallery

Brenda McMahon Art gallery in Gulfport, FL

by Carolyn Edlund Interested in gallery representation? Use these guidelines to set up a professional working relationship that is mutually beneficial.     There are many sales channels available for artists to sell their work, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Terry Crump

abstract painting by Terry Crump

Artist Terry Crump paints with joyful, optimistic attitude towards life and art. See more of his portfolio by visiting his website.     At age ten, I was drawing and painting with abilities that came naturally to me. My artistic … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sara Miller

fiber quilt by Sara Miller

Fiber artist Sara Miller’s colorful portfolio moves beyond traditional quilts with a new contemporary interpretation. Find more of her work on her website.     I create Art to Brighten Your World. I'm a fiber artist, art quilter, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Juan Carlos Cepeda

figurative painting by Juan Carlos Cepeda

Colombian artist Juan Carlos Cepeda shares a collection of bold figurative paintings drawn from his life experience and culture. View more work on his website.     Art helps me share the story of my life. My work allows others to … [Read more]