Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Happy Hiking

Keeping a moderate, yet steady pace will get you to your goal as easily, if not easier, than rushing to the top. [...]

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Sharon Will ~ Intriguing pastels and oils

Harbor at Dusk by Sharon Will was an October Finalist in the FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World

Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Thank You

Today is the day we’re reminded of how thankful we are…or at least of how thankful we should be. [...]

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Gallery or Self-Sales: Now You Have a Choice

The way art is sold and the power of selling our art, is now more in our hands (the artist) than ever before! If you're working with galleries, then it'll be in your best interest to lead those folks to your gallery's website. On the other hand, if you're inclined to work without galleries, this is your golden opportunity to work directly with your collectors. [...]

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Shelley Grund ~ Gentle, emotional paintings

Empathy by Shelley Grund was an October Finalist in the FineArtViews.com Painting Competition. [...]

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Mary Hagy ~ Rich, lush pastoral scenes

The Hidden Pool by Mary Hagy was an October Finalist in the FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Home Shows

I am currently working on putting another one together, but what I am doing this time is quite different than what was done in the past. [...]

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Chris Weber ~ Abstract work that is vital and vibrant

The Feminine Heart by Chris Weber was selected as a Finalist for Outstanding Abstract in the October FineArtViews.com Painting Competition. [...]

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Monte Wilson - Another Happy FASO Customer

Since I started my website through FASO, I've sold a lot more art, dramatically increased my client base (through use of a host of good information put out through your newsletter). The ease of use is wonderful and the customer support is first rate. I recommend FASO to every artist I meet. [...]

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Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World

Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World [...]

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Spotlight On: Brian Blood

Brian Blood, a resident of Pebble Beach, California, is widely recognized as one of California’s most important plein air impressionist artists. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Barbara Reich

Plein Air pastel work that gets to the roots of middle America. [...]

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Opportunity Knocks

Sometimes opportunity knocks and we don't answer. Or maybe we answer and then quickly close the door. It seems that we have some preconceived notions about how opportunities might arise. [...]

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Wisdom for Artists from Hackers

I bookmarked a thread on Hacker News which posed the question, "Why are artists poor?" ...Because the discussion contained several gems of wisdom for artists, I have had it bookmarked for months, but I never really figured out what to do with this information. I had saved it because it's so rare world for my two worlds (art and programming) to collide so overtly, so I have finally decided to just extract a few of my favorite quotes and post them here: [...]

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Connie Kuhnle ~ The honesty and truth of each subject's essence

The honesty and truth of each subject's essence is revealed in Kuhnle's masterfully painted portraits. [...]

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Nate Pack ~ Fun, loose, figurative work

Fun, loose, figurative work where bodies are flowing in abstract dimensions. The intriguing exaggerations and distortions give his work a sense of caricature. [...]

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Falling In Love With My Studio

If I'm really having the time of my life in a space that I love, the Internet won't hold a candle to my studio. The key here is to make my workspace unavoidably attractive. [...]

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Jim Rahn ~ A master at capturing detail

A master at capturing detail and subtle nuances of light and shadow with watercolor. His winning entry, Blues and Brews, sure makes us crave fresh crab and a nice cold ale! [...]

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Finding Your Collectors

Last week I wrote about using your mailing list. But before you can use it you must HAVE a mailing list. How do you go about compiling one? There is a multitude of ways to build a list, but most of them fall under one of two methods [...]

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Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World

Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World [...]

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SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW!

Think about giving to others to renew yourself. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Kristi Grussendorf ~ Clean, crisp colors...

Crisp, clean colors pay homage to nature's beauty. - Informed Collector [...]

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More Reasons for Artists to Send Email Newsletters

It's interesting that I only lost three [subscribers who were artists] when I changed to the short five day format. All of my other patrons stayed with me. The response to my letters has tripled since I changed and I get lots of positive feedback now. The actual number of patrons opening the letter has not changed, so instead of exposure to my paintings one day a week, the same number of people are seeing them five days a week. A great thing [...]

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Spotlight On: Aaron Allen Westerberg

...Aaron has reached a level of acclaim which includes having his work hanging in major corporations and museums. [...]

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Ellen Brown ~ Wonderful Works of Art

Wonderful works of art filled with beauty and light. - Informed Collector [...]

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Socialize Responsibly

I am still practicing irresponsibility with time management -- I spent way too much time doing unimportant things online. So what's an artist whose work is online to do? I must tame this beast! Well.. it is really myself I must tame. [...]

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Use Your Mailing List

I am marketing myself as an artist. There are many different ways in which all this is done. I don’t rely on just one thing, and you shouldn’t either. Consistency in the larger message and consistency in your efforts are crucial. [...]

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Brian Blood ~ plein air works that excite our soul...

Brian Blood creates plein air works that excite our soul. - Informed Collector [...]

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Art Links for Artists Who Want to Change the World

Recent Links Clint Has Shared on Twitter a little talent & a good work ethic goes a lot farther than a lot of talent & a poor work ethic. - Hugh MacLeod: "a little talent & a good work ethic goes a lot farther than a lot of talent & a poor work ethic." - Hugh MacLeod at 11/6/2009 3:15:50 PM Submitted By Clint Watson Visit this link "you can ignore everyone and settle in and focus on the people you actually want." Seth Godin: "you can ignore everyone and settle in and focus on the people you [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits: by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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October 2009 FineArtViews Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Bill James has completed the judging of the October 2009 FineArtViews painting competition. [...]

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Some Kudos for FASO

Just received the following from a new customer, makes us here at FASO remember why we come to work every day [...]

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Paula B. Holtzclaw - Spectacular Works...

Spectacular works with amazing clarity and fantastic color. [...]

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What do I know about art?

What do I know about art? Not much, if you really want to know the truth. Yet, at the age of 46, I found myself wanting to know more. [...]

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F. Michael Wood - Soulful and captivating...

Soulful and captivating... [...]

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The Benefits of Gallery Representation

This new power to sell is a great thing for the artist. Knowing this, then the question becomes: Why would any artist seek gallery representation when commission rates are so high? There's no one right answer. Recently, I've seen several artists who had been previously selling on their own make significantly more income and get national recognition through gallery representation. [...]

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