How to Wholesale Your Work to Major Retailers

Some chains have corporate headquarters where buyers will meet with vendors or their representatives to place orders for distribution nationally, or make purchases for large regions of the country.

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 […]

Artist Success: Making a Soul Connection

I think my strength is the willingness to admit my unheroic truths. We connect in the humble and vulnerable spaces that make us mere mortals.

Art Fair Show Tips: Making Sales After the Show

Consider in-person meetings at a show to be the beginning of a longer sales cycle, resulting in future transactions.

Art Fair Show Tips: How to Make More Sales

Touch is a key element of the customer’s experience, so unless the item is large or very heavy, encourage them to feel the weight, texture, and quality of what you make.

Art Fair Show Tips: Booth Display

A multi-level display is often quite effective in a show booth, but this will depend on your medium and the size of your work.

Call for Artists, Spring 2019

Call for Artists! Artsy Shark needs 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months.

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.

Sell Art in the Hospitality Market

Artists who want to sell into this sector of the market should stay on top of trends in hospitality design.