Letter to a Young Artist

Never, ever apologize for your art or your talent. And don’t present your work as less than.

Going Belly Up

You want to start your own business as an artist. But what if you fail? And what would happen if you could not fail?

Selling to Large Retailers

I highly encourage small businesspeople to meet with a regional buyer, or even a store level buyer, if they have the latitude to place orders.

Selling to Large Retailers

Want to join the “big leagues” and get your work into chain stores? Here’s how to survive and thrive without losing your shirt.

Want to Rock Your Art Business This Year? Start with Your Collection

Go into your design process knowing who your target customer is, what they buy and why your work will appeal to them.

Top 5 Tips on Getting into More Juried Art Exhibitions

Expert John Math shares strategies for greater success in getting accepted into the art exhibitions you want to enter.

Creative Rejuvenation

Links to articles about inspiration, overcoming rejection and accepting yourself as an artist.

A Gallery Director Speaks: What Artists Must Know

Robert Patrick, gallery director and consultant, is interviewed about what artists need to know about art collectors, art galleries, and how to prepare presentations.

Featured Artist Carla E. Reyes

Mixed Media Carla E. Reyes discusses her background in decorative arts and her techniques and goals. She presents her mixed media portfolio.

Greeting Card Biz Insider Secrets – Part 3

Don Ruge, a pro in the greeting card industry, completes his three-part series on greeting cards for Artsy Shark, discussing licensing and other important considerations.

Greeting Card Biz Insider Secrets – Part 2

Don Ruge, a pro with many years as an Art Director and Creative Director in the greeting card business, continues his series of guest blogs by speaking about his career and his thoughts on creativity.

Greeting Card Biz Insider Secrets – Part 1

Greeting Card Creative/Art Director Don Ruge explains the business and how to start a greeting card line. He suggests doing research to find your market and your style with lots of helpful tips for artists.

Superb Branding and Strategies

The name “Ken Brown” is a familiar one from calligraphy sets and instruction books you have sold for many years, and you have truly branded yourself.and been an international spokesman, and partnered with wife Gail to product prints that sold millions of copies worldwide.

Choose the Right Printer for Your Greeting Card Line

Tips and suggestions for artists who have their own greeting card line on how to choose the best printer for the job. Includes interviews with Hok Yeung of Persimmon Press and Kate Harper.