New Report on the Working Artist

This groundbreaking new report explodes myths about visual artists. It measures their impact on the economy and society, and reveals the importance of business education to their success.

Become an Art Collector

Guest writer and color expert Amy Wax shares compelling reasons to become an art collector.

5 Ways to Grow Your Art Business

Working as an artist and growing a successful business at the same time can feel overwhelming. Use these tips to stay focused, consistent and motivated.

Featured Artist Kathryn Rutherford

Artist Kathryn Rutherford uses storytelling elements in her complex realistic paintings. Enjoy her portfolio and learn more by visiting her website.     Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I’ve always preferred to draw and paint realistically. That ability came in handy when, at age fifteen, I began my professional fine art career by painting […]

Call for Artists, Autumn 2019

Artsy Shark is now accepting applications from artists who are interested in being featured in an individual portfolio article.

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?

Art Business Checklist & Cheat Sheet

Building an art business? You will need knowledge, planning, organization and presentation skills. Here’s our checklist with links to articles on many topics.

12 Key Resources for Artist Opportunities

This list shares 12 website directories with listings for visual artists. Find opportunities for exhibitions, competitions, art shows, residencies, classes, studio space and more.

Artist Success: Turning Publicity Into Sales

One article led to another and news stations near and far (an Australian outlet put together a video about my work!) wanted to learn more about what I do.

Call for Artists, Summer 2019

Interested in having your art seen and promoted through a gorgeous online portfolio article? Artsy Shark is currently accepting submissions from visual artists in all mediums. Deadline is June 20, 2018.

Santa Fe Art-Business Conference

Presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), the Third Annual Santa Fe Art-Business Conference will take place on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 at the Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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: Marketing Tips from a Pro

People are losing those ‘real life’ connections and I think they miss them. My events connect me to my collectors and create excitement for each of us

Want to Enter the Wholesale Marketplace?

Are you ready to take your art or handmade products into the wholesale market? Start planning ahead of time.     Small creative entrepreneurs often work alone or perhaps with a partner, but jumping into the wholesale marketplace means you need to think big. Wholesaling is a sustainable model based on repeat orders and growing […]