Saturday, September 20, 2014

5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers

5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers

The importance of networking for artists cannot be overstated.

Networking for Artists Rocket

Are your low sales due to not enough qualified buyers seeing your art?

You will go far in fixing the problem by learning effective networking techniques.

Here are five benefits of networking for artists:
  1. Rock solid collector base
  2. Long-term relationships
  3. Referrals
  4. Easy sales
  5. Affordable

to go fastWe will cover the above points in more detail.…

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The First Rule of the Art Business

The First Rule of the Art Business

You must understand and obey the first rule of the art business.

The First Rule of the Art BusinessRule #1 is based on the ironclad premise that on the business side of your career nothing happens until somebody buys your art. You can make the most beautiful, powerful, spellbinding and compelling art possible, but until it passes hands to someone who willingly steps up and pays for it, you are working at a hobby.

Art Business Rule…

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Selling Art in Interior Design Centers

Selling Art in Interior Design Centers

Investigate selling art in interior design centers to make wholesale art sales.

Selling Art in Design Centers - courtesy highpointmarket.org

An art sales showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point, North Carolina

Let’s start with describing what is a design center, and where they are. A design center is a resource for interior designers (residential projects), contract designers (commercial projects), architects who specify…

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kickstarter Art Project Success Story

Kickstarter Art Project Success Story

Learn how Tina Mammoser’s Kickstarter art project hit stretch goals.

[Editor’s note: I have known Tina Mammoser and and admired her art and her numerous contributions to the art community since meeting her on WetCanvas.com many years ago. In this guest post, she shares insights and details on her encouraging, remarkable story of how she successfully managed her Kickstarter art project and…

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

5 Reasons Why Selling Art to Interior Designers Rocks

5 Reasons Why Selling Art to Interior Designers Rocks

Selling art to designers Selling art to interior designers will boost your career. Here’s why:

1.            Stress-free, quick sales
2.            Get paid immediately
3.            Curriculum vitae or resume not required
4.            Top interior designers are repeat buyers
5.            Easy to find and approach

If you are in the business of art, meaning you set about to make money by creating art and selling it,…

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Does Your Authentic Self Include Making Art for Money

Does Your Authentic Self Include Making Art for Money

Many artists dance around the subject of making art for money.

Making money making artThere is among some, in and outside the art community, a persistent and pervasive notion that making art for money is somehow a bad thing. Really! Why? If you really look at it from within your authentic self, it likely making money from your art is an important part of the equation of being an artist — and without question of being…

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

11 Great Ideas to Cure Writer’s Block

11 Great Ideas to Cure Writer’s Block

Here is a guest post from Alyson Stanfield.

Discover easy ways to create content your prospects want to know from my friend, and every artist’s friend, Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach.  Check out her powerhouse Art Biz Makeover workshop in November by CLICKING HERE. I will be back next week with new art marketing ideas, and more. — Barney

Learn to get over your writer’s block with these…

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

89 Cheap Ways to Promote Your Art Business

89 Cheap Ways to Promote Your Art Business

Discover easy cheap ways to promote your art business here.

Here are some useful suggestions for you to promote your art career. You will find links to other Art Print Issues posts in the list. I mention this to emphasize the amount of free art marketing and art business information and ideas you can find here. If you appreciate the content, the best compliment you can give me is to forward the…

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur?

small business toolsAs an artist seeking to make a living, or at least generate income from selling your art and related products, you are a small business owner, and entrepreneur. This means you take on the tasks of organizing and managing your operation, and assume the risks inherent in running it. Effective use of small business tools is essential to your art…

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Selling Art with a Back Story

Selling Art with a Back Story

THE SUPERMODEL AND THE BRILLO BOX Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary ArtI have been reading with fascination The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art, a new book by economist Don Thompson. As Georgia Adam quotes, “Don Thompson lays bare the world of high-octane auctions, canny collectors, culture-hungry new economies, and opaque million-dollar art deals.”

I find Thompson’s unique outlook on the…

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