Saturday, October 18, 2014

How Fame Sells Art | Get Some| Get Happy

How Fame Sells Art | Get Some| Get Happy

You needn’t be wildly famous to sell art.

Fame sells art

For most artists, a little bit of fame goes a long way. Your job is to figure out how to get and use slight celebrity while staying comfortable in your own skin.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Does it seem preposterous to you that you could be famous? It shouldn’t. Because fame sells art, even slight celebrity can make your…

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

How to Price Your Art to Make More Money

How to Price Your Art to Make More Money

Pricing your artwork need not be a mystery.

How to price your art to make money

The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you’re eating into your reputation or your profits. – Katharine Paine

Pricing Art Properly Is Challenging

For visual artists and other creatives, learning how to price your work is a bedeviling process.

You may have become an artist because you were compelled to use your creative talents. However, when you…

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Friday, October 3, 2014

The Psychology of Pricing Art Revisited

The Psychology of Pricing Art Revisited

Pricing art, like art itself, is subjective.

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The psychology of pricing art

The subject of pricing art almost always manages to become part of the conversation whenever artists discuss the business of art. There is as much angst and confusion around pricing art as anything artists deal with on the business side of their art careers.

Part of the problem is there are no set methods. Artists can use price per square inch or…

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Five Ways to Boost Your Art Career

Five Ways to Boost Your Art Career

Boost your art careerDiscover Practical Advice to Boost Your Art Career.

I launched this blog in 2005. Since then I have published nearly 600 art marketing and art business articles. Here are select posts from five broad categories you can use the ideas in any of them to inform and inspire you to boost your career and make more money.

Marketing Art to Interior Designers

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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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