Why Artists Must Say No

It can be hard to turn down cash in favor of pursuing your dream and fulfilling your business vision. But will it mean you are spending your time helping someone else fulfill their vision instead?

Studio Production Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

The line is constantly changing in order to provide a variety of price points as well as fresh colorways to keep existing clients interested and attract new clients.

Licensed Art Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund Two licensed artists recently represented their work at a wholesale trade show. Here’s how their designs evolved from idea to products sold in retail stores.     Inspired by her background in classical illustration, artist Cherish Flieder started painting abstracts to grow and explore artistically. One of her designs was spotted by Anne […]

Art Business Planning with a Reality Check

Stubbornly pursuing something that isn’t working is not wise, but letting yourself off the hook isn’t either.

Authenticating and Tracking Your Art

A well-documented history of your artwork allows potential collectors to better gauge how the work compares to the other pieces.

How Focus Changed My Photography Business

As my focus on barnscapes grew, it became apparent that people were resonating with my cause, “to preserve barnscape and agricultural history for future generations.”

Featured Artist Terri Albanese

I am particularly interested in the public’s desire to touch my work and I encourage them to do so, as this allows them to be pulled farther into the art.

How Artists Can Earn Income and Support Using Patreon

What also sets Patreon apart is that it is a place to share your creative endeavors directly and intimately, with no outside influences or advertising.

Breaking into New Art Markets: It’s All About Targeting

by Steve Bennett Differentiate Your Art to Rise Above the Noise The first words that an art business consultant said to me after reviewing my portfolio were, “Your pictures of the Grand Canyon are lovely. But so are the photos of thousands of other photographers. Good luck trying to make a living selling them.” My […]

Boost Your Career with Targeted Business Training

A total of 20 Fellows will be selected to receive free Accelerator tuition, which provides them with customized business training, network-building opportunities, publicity, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and make their art practices self-sustaining.

Art and Spirituality

The more I tap into that intuitive/spiritual energy, the more my artwork communicates to others in unexpected and serendipitous ways.

Artistic Tribute to an Art Show Founder

Watercolor artist Mark D. Bird recently found himself as a central figure in a celebration of the historic neighborhood in Louisville where his family lived, and a banner year for the St. James Court Art Show, one of America’s top ten art fairs and festivals.

How I Earn a Living as a Full-Time Artist

As artists, we tend to obsess over the criticism or live for the positive comments. Instead, keep a distance from all of that and put it in perspective.

Art Studio Mascots

Sharing studio space may not always be easy, but these artists were happy to share pictures and a few words about their furry best friends who keep them company (and often inspire them while they work!)     Christine Wagner This is my best friend and studio mascot, Roscoe. He’s always patient when I’m focused […]