Call for Featured Artists, Spring 2017

Artsy Shark is searching for 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Apply now. Submissions will be accepted for one week only. Deadline is March 23, 2017.

How Artists Can Inoculate Themselves Against Rejection

Where I see a debilitating lack of self-esteem is not in their artistic practices, but rather in the business activities that are necessary to make them self-sustaining.

Balancing Art and Business

How do self-employed artists balance studio and administrative time without losing their minds?

How Artists Earn: Teaching

Many artists cultivate multiple ways of earning, and have found that teaching is a popular option that can take various forms.

New Educational Resource for the Art Community

The concept is to provide a free educational platform that teaches, supports and provides feedback for visual artists everywhere.

How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement

Your statement should contain only that information you consider most important—to your art and to your goals. Stick to the basics.

How Artists Earn: Tattoo Art

Turning what is, initially, a customer’s thoughts into a creative design good enough for them to get tattooed permanently onto their skin is what really makes it worthwhile.

An Artist’s Journey

It really comes down to having a track record of exhibitions, a strong body of work and regularly putting yourself out there.

How Artists Earn: Art Commissions

Taking commissions isn’t for everyone; it requires a mindset where the artist is excited about the collaborative effort involved in producing a personalized piece of art.

Upcoming Art Business Workshops – Winter 2017

Ready to grow your creative business this year? Join us at a professional development workshop this winter.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual list of our most popular business articles for artists, published in 2016 …

Art of the Horse

We invited artists to share their own equine imagery and their inspiration.

How Artists Earn: Art Licensing

Artists who license clearly benefit from multiple contractual agreements, each one producing a stream of income.

The Learning Experience: Better Online or In Person?

In a digital world people are craving face-to-face interaction, not only with an instructor but with other students and peers.