Conversation on the State of Art Licensing

A lot of artists are hesitant to get into art licensing because they don’t understand it. They also are afraid to send out their art because they don’t want to be rejected. So, art licensing is confusing and it’s scary.

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.

Successful Art Sales Conversations

As the artist, you are the expert on your work, and have the most information to assist the prospect in making a decision.

How to Share Your Life as an Inspired Artist

Many people wish they could be artists, and imagine the artist’s life is passionate, free and creative. That might not always be true, but what you share with your audience can shape the interest they have in your work.

Use Online Apps to Market Your Art

As an artist, one of the hardest things is to stand out from the crowd. Posting your latest work is great, but what about between those days/weeks that you’re working on a newbie?

Artists Speak Out About Selling Through Instagram

Instagram is currently the largest social media driver of online art sales, demanding attention as a potential source of revenue. I asked artists who have sold on the platform for their opinions, strategies and experiences.

How to Build a Vibrant Art Community

Artists who work in isolation don’t thrive as much as artists with a supportive community. Here’s how they start and grow.

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

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.

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?