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Planning For Profit - Doing The Math

by Lori Woodward on 6/27/2017 9:29:48 AM
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It's much easier to calculate and anticipate what we artists spend in any year, but harder to determine projected income. Why is that? [...]


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Too Tired to Be Inspired?

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/26/2017 9:36:11 AM
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The experiences you live each day add to who and what you are, with who and what you are being fundamental issues shaping what your art eventually comes to be. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: You’re Not Really My Friend

by Luann Udell on 6/24/2017 6:10:14 AM
69 Comments

I used to apologize for being sensitive. Not anymore. YES, I’m sensitive! I’m a friggin’ artist! My heart is open to the world around me, highly-tuned to nuance in design, color, story. It’s who I am, and I am never going to apologize for that again. [...]


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Water and Oil Don't Mix-But Studying With Gouache Might Help Your Oil Paintings!

by J.R. Monks on 6/23/2017 9:56:55 AM
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I have a strong passion for developing my figurative painting skills and gouache offers a similar feel to oil without the set-up hassle, smells, or slow drying time. [...]


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Community Ed

by Sonja Caywood on 6/22/2017 9:21:02 AM
11 Comments

Be open to suggestions. No matter our level of expertise, there is always more to learn, or a different way to approach it. Accept and remember nuggets of guidance, and you can pass them on to others when the time comes. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Jason Sacran

by Dave Geada on 6/21/2017 9:55:12 AM
9 Comments

The more you learn and the more you do the more you realize it’s an infinite world out there of possibilities. It’s not a matter of how good you are and how good you can get. It’s about growing in your own path. [...]


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Are Galleries The Right Choice For You?

by Lori Woodward on 6/20/2017 9:40:39 AM
25 Comments

Gallery artists today self-promote even to create sales through their galleries. The artist/gallery relationship is truly a partnership. [...]


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The Perfect Artwork Page

by Dave Geada on 6/19/2017 10:07:30 AM
16 Comments

By following this straightforward approach to structuring your artwork pages you’ll be twice as likely to sell your art online whenever you come across that 1% of collectors who are ready to buy. [...]


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Special Edition International Workshops 2017- 2018 Newsletter

by FineArtViews on 6/19/2017 9:43:24 AM
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Special International Workshops Edition from September 1st, 2017 - March 1st, 2018 [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: How Long Did It Take You To Make That?

by Luann Udell on 6/17/2017 12:06:26 PM
22 Comments

What is the story only YOU can tell, to connect your audience to the work you make? [...]


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The Worst Thing that Can Happen

by Vianna Szabo on 6/16/2017 10:15:21 AM
26 Comments

The artists who succeed paint consistently, trying new ideas to grow their skills. They do not let fear stop or control them. [...]


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How To Manage Fearless Artistic Growth

by Barry Koplowitz on 6/15/2017 9:18:48 AM
22 Comments

Grow and change. If it’s going to be a major change you will develop a body of work that you can bring to the world--eventually. Similarly, if it is a phase where you work out ideas, you can do it with boldness and gusto without concern for salability. [...]


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Social Media Marketing for Artists

by Dave Geada on 6/14/2017 8:57:46 AM
3 Comments

Social media can be a powerful tool in your art marketing toolkit if it’s done properly. [...]


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Is The Gallery System Dying?

by Lori Woodward on 6/13/2017 9:19:25 AM
13 Comments

Galleries and artists who have e-commerce sights sell more art than those who don't. The time has come - where people are comfortable buying online, even artwork. [...]


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Inspiration Is Real, Surreal, Fleeting but Practical

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/12/2017 9:52:54 AM
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“Artists need to allow themselves time to perfect what they do, without the worry of producing and producing and producing. We do not manufacture paintings – we create art.” [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: “I Can Make That!”

by Luann Udell on 6/9/2017 6:10:02 PM
16 Comments

Win them over to YOUR side, and you’ll have a cheerleader for life! [...]


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Lose Something and Enhance Your Painting

by Chantel Lynn Barber on 6/8/2017 11:31:51 AM
5 Comments

Don't underestimate the power of color! Forcing yourself to use a different color palette than you normally use can have exciting results. [...]


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What Does Line Mean In Your Art?

by Jennifer Stottle Taylor on 6/7/2017 9:34:48 AM
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Sometimes this is a misunderstood element in art. What is LINE in art? [...]


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Getting Seen and Heard in the Crowd

by Lori Woodward on 6/6/2017 9:21:09 AM
16 Comments

If I want to sell my work online, I need to engage viewers long enough to create lasting interest. [...]


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The Ultimate Artist Website

by Dave Geada on 6/5/2017 10:34:25 AM
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In short, a great artist’s website helps collectors emotionally connect with the artist and their work, and makes it easy for them to buy artwork before anyone else can. [...]


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Special Edition USA Workshops September 2017 Newsletter

by FineArtViews on 6/5/2017 10:30:21 AM
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Special USA Workshops Edition from September 1st - October 1st, 2017 [...]


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SHAKE IT OFF! Haters gonna hate, but just shake it off!

by Luann Udell on 6/3/2017 8:37:17 AM
34 Comments

Don’t BURN the bridge. BUILD a bridge. [...]


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How to Coordinate an Art Exhibit -- Part II

by Lorraine Catania on 6/1/2017 11:20:43 AM
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The Planning/Decision Making part of exhibition coordination is critical to the success of an art exhibit. [...]


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The Power of Newsletter Marketing

by Dave Geada on 5/31/2017 9:55:49 AM
12 Comments

As a general rule, collectors that you meet in the real world will buy art some time in the next 2 to 9 months after you meet them. Newsletters are the most effective way to to keep you and your art in front of them until they are ready to buy from you. [...]


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What Is Your Artistic Identity?

by Lori Woodward on 5/30/2017 9:37:36 AM
10 Comments

When you say an artist's name, does a type of image pop into your mind? [...]


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Inspiration: How Do You Get It?

by Carolyn Henderson on 5/29/2017 9:48:44 AM
14 Comments

Stopping and waiting, while not necessarily a bad thing and occasionally a very necessarily thing, is not a lifestyle for a person who wants to grow, improve, and become highly skilled in their art. [...]


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Haters Gonna Hate

by Luann Udell on 5/27/2017 7:10:46 PM
77 Comments

When you have a strategy to handle difficult questions and difficult people, other people—potential collectors, who worry that their questions might be considered difficult or awkward—are paying attention to how you’re handling it. [...]


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April 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 5/25/2017 9:53:28 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Fongwei Liu has completed the judging of the April 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Business Cards That Drive Art Sales

by Dave Geada on 5/24/2017 10:10:48 AM
20 Comments

One of the most important tools in the artist marketing toolkit is your business card. [...]


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Who Are You?

by Lori Woodward on 5/23/2017 9:41:45 AM
26 Comments

Artists have a lot in common, but we're individuals. Our uniqueness, with added passion, along with day-to-day hard work is what eventually turns into our visual message to viewers and hopefully buyers and collectors. [...]


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The Right Way to Sell Art Online

by Dave Geada on 5/22/2017 10:23:21 AM
4 Comments

Highlighting the wrong way and the right way to sell your art online. [...]


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Making The Bed

by Luann Udell on 5/19/2017 10:20:11 PM
27 Comments

It’s about the story we choose to tell, and how we make our art reflect that story. [...]


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Just Keep Smiling! Tips on Art Shows

by Sharon E. Allen on 5/18/2017 9:51:14 AM
18 Comments

Actively give out your business card or rack cards or whatever you use for advertising. [...]


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When the Painting is Finished

by Ginny Butcher on 5/17/2017 10:20:55 AM
15 Comments

Do you have a method or process you follow once you've finished a painting? [...]


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Special Edition International Workshops 2017-2018 Newsletter

by FineArtViews on 5/16/2017 3:38:03 PM
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Special International Workshops Edition from August 1st, 2017 - February 1st, 2018 [...]


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The Power of Intuition

by Mike Barr on 5/16/2017 9:56:18 AM
5 Comments

Time, repetition and speed are the keys to painting intuition and that power is within the reach of all of us. [...]


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Marketing Techniques Artists Feel Pressure to Use - Canvassing

by Carolyn Henderson on 5/15/2017 9:57:47 AM
12 Comments

We haven’t lost our humanity. As individual people, we speak as individual people – not conglomerates – and in a world where the masses are treated as numbers, connecting on an individual basis is very rare, and precious indeed. [...]


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How to Coordinate an Art Exhibit

by Lorraine Catania on 5/13/2017 11:30:51 AM
10 Comments

It can be very rewarding to see the fruit of your labor translated into a beautifully displayed exhibit of art. [...]


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

by Dave Geada on 5/12/2017 10:00:11 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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Collaboration: The Partnership That Makes You--or Breaks You

by Luann Udell on 5/11/2017 9:30:33 AM
28 Comments

Have you collaborated with others with your art? What’s worked? What didn’t work? [...]


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