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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Friday, July 4, 2014

Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Replay

Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Replay

Happy July 4th! Pour some bad ass awesome sauce on your art career.

bad ass awesome sauceWe are taking a break this weekend to celebrate our national holiday in the U.S. Here is a replay of an article first published in July 2012. If anything, the advice has aged well.

Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Is about Attitude.

It is a state of mind. When you feel it in your career, others will, too! Use it generously and share often.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

What Makes People Buy Your Art?

What Makes People Buy Your Art?

What really makes people buy your work?

Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza It’s an age-old question, “What makes people buy your art?’

Editor’s Note: Guest post author, Chris Davies, offers a unique a perspective from a unique locale on the reasons behind art buyers’ motivation.

Finding out how to sell your art is an essential milestone for any artist, yet so many of us…

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

How to Improve Your Art Business

How to Improve Your Art Business

Here are useful tips to improve your art business. how to improve your art businessKnow Who Buys Your Art.

If your art is florals and landscapes, this is harder than if you are in a niche such as nautical art. Nonetheless, you need to define your buyers. Are they mostly women or men? Are they over 50 or under 40? Are they outdoor types who drive Jeeps, or urbanites who drive a BMW? There is nearly always some crossover, but you…

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools to Transform Your Career

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools to Transform Your Career

Essential Art Marketing Tools

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools

These art marketing tools are like building blocks. Learning to use them and interweave them with each other is how you can efficiently grow your art business. They are not the be all to end all. You still need great, desirable work, finely tuned artist’s statement and bio, online galleries and more. Those are for another conversation or post.

Lists like this one…

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Seven Questions for Artists Considering the Art Print Market

Seven Questions for Artists Considering the Art Print Market

Discover how to know if art print market will work for you.

Robert Laduke - giclee for the art print marketBefore artists jump in the art print market, it is crucial they know the most important questions about breaking into it, and if it is right for them. Reading this post will challenge you to start organizing actions based on what is important, as well as what is most urgent, in launching your print-market career.

Basics for success in…

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