Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Reducing Stress Levels

We live in a busy, busy world. We fill so many roles; sometimes we forget which ones we are acting out at any particular moment. . . . . What can I do today, to reduce stress tomorrow, next week and next month? When I've answered these questions with clarity, those answers are all I need "to do". [...]

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Jumping the Train

Recently an artist friend asked for my advice. His questions are those that are asked by many artists several times throughout their careers. The basic nutshell of his questions boiled down to this: "Should I continue to paint what I am known for (which sells well)? I really want to pursue a different direction, but cannot seem to find a market for it. Should I follow my heart or stick with what sells?" [...]

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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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Using Freedom Wisely

As an artist, I have a maximum of freedom and flexibility with my time. This is one of the things that makes being a professional artist a joy. But at the same time it creates a war within me. The daily struggle to choose the right thing to do for the advancement of my artwork is ever present. [...]

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Make Your Art a Priority

Perhaps you have devoted years to your art. Maybe itís been only a few months. Donít risk losing the progress you have made by neglecting your art for a period of time. You must continue to work at your art or you will lose it bit by bit. This is true of both the technical skills and creativity. You must work on both constantly, just like exercise. [...]

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Ten Steps to Extraordinary Success in Your Art and Business

There are ten things that I feel are the basis to having a successful art career today. Whether youíre already a full time artist and are looking for the information youíll need to take your art to a new echelon, or are just starting out and wanting to see if youíve got what it takes to be a success in this business, I hope that youíll find these ten steps useful and inspiring while aiding you along the way. [...]

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Building a Body of Work

If you haven't yet developed a consistent body of work, here are a few things to get you started. I've seen these ideas work for many artists. Try the ones that you feel the most comfortable with. [...]

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Taking Care of Business

If you sell or hope to sell your artwork, then you must accept the notion that you are also a business owner. There are many artists who cringe at the idea. To many, adding business to the equation somehow commercializes art. Admittedly, it doesnít sound as romantic as the carefree, eclectic artist. Oh, to just spend your life concerned with nothing other than your artistic expression; getting lost into the zone to emerge hours or days later! The reality is, though, if you are serious about a career in art, you must accept that it is also a business. [...]

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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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August 2009 FineArtViews Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Warren Chang has already completed the judging of the August 2009 FineArtViews painting competition...Here are the winners... [...]

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A Healthy Balance

Have we forgotten how to have meaningful interactions with real people? We must not let our virtual lives be so consuming that we neglect the greater form of communication and relationship building Ė face to face. Our lives will be richer for it. And our art business will be better for it. [...]

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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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Finding Balance in an Otherwise Lopsided World

Going over some of the recent articles written by various FAV contributors (myself included) you might get the impression that thereís a bit of inconsistency amongst us: Some give advice that often seems to contradict otherís instructions; their instructions go against things you may have been taught were right, by someone else; and another personís teachings may disregard all others' opinions, including yours, still. [...]

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Some Artistic Myths Eviscerated

I would like to tell you about some popular sayings about art with which I disagree. I am not saying you should disagree with these also, but you might be interested in why I do. I would like to examine some ideas that float about our studios unchallenged. Some of which might be doing us more harm than good. Be forewarned these are sacred cows I am about to throw on the grill. [...]

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When to Break Gallery Ties

I have had wonderful working relationships with galleries. On the other hand, how does an artist know when it's time to break the relationship? What are the warning signs that let you know you've signed up with a deadbeat gallery? [...]

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