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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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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