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Artist Spotlight - Joe Gyurcsak

by Dave Geada on 3/22/2017 10:15:17 AM
14 Comments

Everyone faces pivotal moments in their life. The trick is you need to find the courage to follow your dreams. [...]


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How to Leverage Analytics to Make Your Art Marketing More Effective

by Dave Geada on 3/17/2017 10:47:59 AM
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Why Website Data Matters (And Why It Doesnít Have to Be Complicated) [...]


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Owning Your Own Marketing Channels with FASO's "Get New Art Alerts" Feature

by Dave Geada on 3/10/2017 10:13:13 AM
2 Comments

Artist always ask me for tips on the most effective forms of marketing. One thing I tell them is that email marketing remains one of the best channels to promote your art. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Frank Ordaz

by Dave Geada on 3/8/2017 10:24:44 AM
26 Comments

Part of being successful is passionately trusting who you are and being responsible for your gifting. [...]


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Why Secure Websites Matter to Your Online Art Sales

by Dave Geada on 3/3/2017 11:10:56 AM
13 Comments

Fortunately, FASO offers free SSL on all itís artist websites. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - James Crandall

by Dave Geada on 2/22/2017 10:35:39 AM
4 Comments

ďSuccessĒ for me, now, is having the freedom to make pictures that I have a personal connection to, and the time to execute them to the best of my ability. [...]


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How to Avoid the #1 Obstacle to Becoming a Professional Artist

by Dave Geada on 2/17/2017 10:12:13 AM
22 Comments

If you follow this simple to describe and hard to do recipe, you will succeed in earning a living from your art. [...]


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Donít Jeopardize Your Art Sales by Making This Common and Easily Avoidable Mistake!

by Dave Geada on 2/10/2017 10:25:50 AM
5 Comments

Not making sure that your website is mobile responsive is a very common mistake that lots of artists make. Donít make this mistake and jeopardize your traffic and sales. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Mian Situ

by Dave Geada on 2/8/2017 9:58:30 AM
6 Comments

I think itís very important to look at other successful artists, but you should not try to copy them because you will fail. Itís very important to be yourself and do what you like the most from the heart. [...]


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How to Promote Your Exhibit to Over 22,500 Collectors

by Dave Geada on 2/3/2017 10:14:43 AM
2 Comments

FASO makes it really easy to promote your next exhibit to over 22,500 collectors through our weekly Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits newsletter. [...]


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How to Promote Your Workshops to Over 55,000 Fine Artists

by Dave Geada on 1/26/2017 11:16:09 AM
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For many professional artists teaching workshops is a great way to earn income while connecting with fellow artists in meaningful ways. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Brian Blood

by Dave Geada on 1/25/2017 10:29:05 AM
4 Comments

His journey as an artist reveals what one can achieve when one connects with their passion and remains open to the infinite possibilities of existence. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Jeremy Lipking

by Dave Geada on 1/11/2017 10:17:03 AM
7 Comments

Stark, vivid and emotive are just a few of the words that we would use to describe artist Jeremy Lipkingís work. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Joseph Todorovitch

by Dave Geada on 11/9/2016 10:18:23 AM
4 Comments

Thatís the greatest thing about being an artist and appreciating art. Itís liberating as you sit there and decompose how a painting was put together, how the artist searched for the path to that painting. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Steve Atkinson

by Dave Geada on 10/12/2016 9:56:49 AM
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As artists, we all are standing on each otherís shoulders and learning from those who came before. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Aaron Westerberg

by Dave Geada on 5/4/2016 9:34:53 AM
1 Comment

When it comes to the creative professions, everyone wants to do them. So you have to work harder than most to be successful. Itís very competitive. If itís your passion, you're going to like working hard. Itís not all about wearing a beret, eating cheese and drinking wine. All the successful artists Iíve met along the way are workaholics. They work all the time. You really have to hustle. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Diehl

by Dave Geada on 4/6/2016 12:22:15 PM
1 Comment

The difference between painting and art is that art connects with a deeper sense of truth about who you are. When you see a piece of art, you instantly feel that youíve known it forever. It connects you with a truth about yourself. Thatís what I aim for with my art. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Kathleen Dunphy

by Dave Geada on 12/2/2015 7:36:27 AM
2 Comments

They say that if you love your job, you never work a day in your life. Thatís how I feel. Standing in front of an easel all day is not a bad way to spend your life. [...]


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The Best Way to Leverage Facebook to Grow Art Sales

by Dave Geada on 11/18/2015 7:54:34 AM
27 Comments

Collectors donít just buy art, they buy the story behind the art and the artistís story. So tell that story and tell it authentically. Feeling inspired? Share that. Feeling frustrated? Share that, too. The more you reveal about yourself and your creative process, the more likely youíll keep collectors engaged. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Keiko Tanabe

by Dave Geada on 10/21/2015 7:03:14 AM
2 Comments

Because of my previous work experience, I valued the importance of marketing from the beginning and I believed that should be one of the top priorities for success as an artist. I met artists who were either hesitant to market themselves or had no clue how to do it. I also heard that they donít teach the business side of art at an art school. But the reality of a working artist is that you have to think seriously about how to make a living with art and be willing to spend time to make it happen. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Brienne Brown

by Dave Geada on 9/9/2015 7:47:03 AM
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My experiences have made me the artist I am today and I am grateful for that. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Tibor Nagy

by Dave Geada on 6/17/2015 7:47:14 AM
3 Comments

I attribute my success to a systematic and almost everyday effort to perfect my craft. This meant and still means searching for the most simplistic, and yet for me the most natural and authentic approach beginning with the initial vision or idea and ending with the final visual expression. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Zac Elletson

by Dave Geada on 6/3/2015 7:41:55 AM
2 Comments

Honestly, with all the hardships and mistakes I made, I wouldnít do anything different. If I hadnít done what I did I would never have thought this was possible and never would have been able to do it. Even though I ended up with a lot of debt from that school, I walked away with this path. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer McChristian

by Dave Geada on 5/6/2015 8:05:01 AM
8 Comments

I could paint all day and do nothing else, but I force myself to get out of my shell and out of my comfort zone, because thatís where all the growth happens. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: David Cheifetz

by Dave Geada on 4/22/2015 8:01:18 AM
6 Comments

Make every piece of work just challenging enough so that you feel a tiny bit of fear and uncertainty. Try to experiment a little with each new work. It will help keep things fresh and exciting. If there is always some risk and some doubt, you wonít stagnate. Youíll grow. [...]


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Artist Spotlight: Nina Fabunmi

by Dave Geada on 4/8/2015 7:45:26 AM
5 Comments

The first key to my success was to never let my circumstances stop me. In fact, I used my frustrations to motivate me. [...]


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The Best Way to Sell Your Art Through Search Engines

by Dave Geada on 3/25/2015 7:53:37 AM
17 Comments

You shouldnít waste time creating long lists of keywords you want to target and writing a lot of content packed with those keywords in blog posts designed to get good search engine rankings. And you shouldnít spend an inordinate amount of time setting up links between your website and other websites you think might help your search engine rankings. What you should focus on instead is making sure your website shows up first when collectors search for you by name (which is actually a lot easier to pull off than these other examples). [...]


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Email Newsletters - The Best Kept Secret for Growing Your Base of Collectors

by Dave Geada on 3/11/2015 8:27:52 AM
6 Comments

If you are like most artists, youíll want to invest as little time as possible working on your newsletter to achieve the best results. After all, every minute you spend on your newsletter is one minute less you have to spend on your art. [...]


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Why Mobile Friendly Matters When It Comes to Selling Art

by Dave Geada on 2/25/2015 7:03:47 AM
8 Comments

So what does this mean to artists like you? Well for starters, more and more collectors are using mobile devices to find and buy art. If your website exhibits any of the problems that we just listed, itís going to be harder for them to find you and less likely they are going to buy anything from you. [...]


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