Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art - Call for Entries

You are invited to enter the inaugural Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art. Open to all artists. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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My Busy, Busy Life

As a modern day artist, we are blessed to have access to all kinds of information about how to make, exhibit, market and sell our art. Art books, art galleries, art magazines, art blogs, art consultants, art reviewers, all give us excellent inspiration, advice, venues and opportunities. The internet puts all this information right at our fingertips and speeds up the entire research process [...]

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David Bareford - masterful use of light on water

America's Cup Jubilee Regatta, August 21, 2001 by David Bareford was selected as a Finalist in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Robert Lemler - intriguing compositions

Kids and Surf by Robert Lemler was selected as a Finalist in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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SEO For Artists - Claim Your Share Of Google's Love For Artists! (Part 2)

In Part 1 we explained why Search Engines are important for artists and the role they play in the "Attraction phase" of your online art marketing. In this post we'll look more closely at how to be successful with search engines. [...]

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Janine Salzman - serene and fresh

Tangerines by Janine Salzman was selected as a Finalist in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Sarah Kidner - warm and fabulous

Market Day by Sarah Kidner was selected as a Finalist in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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The Signature

Do you give your signature on your artwork much thought? Or do you simply scribble your name as an afterthought? I have always thought of my signature as part of the artwork itself and not just something to haphazardly slap on at the end. [...]

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Ten Reasons for the Professional Artist to Join a Local Art Group

In my last article I wrote about the 10 reasons for emerging artists to join local art groups, and many of your comments added to the discussion and reasons from your own experience. Someone also noted that it is not only important for emerging artists but also for the established, professional artist. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Decisive Internet Browsing

OK, I admit that social media has changed my life and things will never be the same again. However, in order to advance my career as an artist, I must spend way more time in the studio than online. Continuous mindless browsing on the Internet has got to stop! [...]

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Aaron Allen Westerberg - sensitive, intimate portrayals of classic figures

'Christopher' by Aaron Allen Westerberg was selected as a Finalist in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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SEO For Artists - Claim Your Share Of Google's Love For Artists!

In this post I'll explain why SEO is important for artists and precisely where it delivers its true value. In Part 2, I'll give you a brief introduction to the three foundations of SEO so that you can get started on optimizing your own artist website. [...]

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The Six People I Absolutely Must Read

The people I follow write about a plethora of different areas, topics and subjects. That's appealing to me because I find that the best innovation comes from learning from those that are not directly in the same industry. These authors all have one thing in common: they all think deeply about things. I mean seriously think. Too many people just accept mainstream thought or apply surface level thinking, which, quite frankly, often either isn't all that helpful or even breaks down if one really thinks on a deeper level. [...]

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Robert Coombs - destined to be remembered as one of the greats!

'Three Years Old' by Robert Coombs was awarded Second Place in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Warren Chang - realism that goes far beyond ordinary

'Father and Son' by Warren Chang was awarded First Place in the RayMar Art 2009-2010 Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Deep Questions

From time to time I think it is a good thing to ponder about what art means to you. And write down your philosophies about art. Revisit the same questions occasionally. You may find your views evolving along with your art. [...]

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Rick Howell - majestic landscapes

Majestic landscapes that leave us in awe of the grandeur of nature. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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The Healing Value of Art

By placing images in your home and office that allow you to experience a moment of quiet reflection, or a sense of joy or upliftment at any time of the day, it will help you to combat stress and stay more balanced. Think about what images and colors feel good, make you happy and inspire you. For many people this involves pictures of nature [...]

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Making the Most of Your Open Studio

There’s no single right way to have an open studio, of course, and some people prefer not to do them at all. Sometimes our galleries encourage these events, knowing that creating that relationship between artist and collector will benefit all concerned. And sometimes our galleries don’t like it at all. [...]

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Sydney Brown - charming and honest work

'La Puerta #32' by Sydney Brown was selected as a FAV 15% in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Too Simple or Dead Wrong

Michael Masterson wrote something that resonated with me, and I realized that he had neatly articulated the way I feel about a lot of the "art guru" advice on the Internet: "I had gotten to the point where 80 percent of what I read about Internet marketing either (1) bored me because it was so simple, or (2) infuriated me because it was so obviously wrong." [...]

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Romancing Your Gift

Treat your art like a beloved person - someone whom you want to impress. Make time for her - enjoy her company, work through difficulties, create a lasting relationship. Would it make a difference if while you are planning your daily activities, you thought of your creative work like a spouse or child who needs and wants your love? [...]

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Michelle Murray - passion, idyllic sentiment and light!

'Harvest' by Michelle Murray was selected as a FAV 15% in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Michael Compton - captivating the nostalgic charm of urban scenes

'Bowfronts' by Michael Compton was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Adding Value to Your Newsletters

Think for a moment what motivates you to open an email newsletter. The reasons are varied I am sure. But most likely it is because you expect it to be of value to you. Value can come in many different forms. What I consider valuable may differ from what you consider valuable. The more value you include in your newsletters coupled with the right timing will result in increased open rate. [...]

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Frank Ordaz - spirited, expressive portraits

'What Tomorrow Brings' by Frank Ordaz was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Art Contest Winner: Glad She Signed on With FASO

I'm so glad I decided to sign on with Fine Art Studio Online. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Does It Work?

Does writing a blog on FASO work? It sure does. [...]

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Cody Erickson - passion for the subject and the untold story

'Red Dress' by Cody Erickson was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Ten Reasons for the Emerging Artist to Join a Local Art Group

I have seen many benefits for myself, and for the other members of these groups, in joining and becoming members. Many of the advantages require the member’s participation and being a social-animal. In my case – schmoozing, not being shy about introducing myself, telling the other members what I do, take an interest in what they do, try to help, and more. To me it really works and it will continue working and growing. [...]

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Slow to Pay

When a gallery hangs on to our money after a sale, we are really extending them a loan. The gallery never owned the painting in the first place. [...]

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Linda Bray - bold, colorful work

'Second Banana' by Linda Bray was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Rita Curtis - exquisite use of shapes, colors, and brush strokes

'Women's Work' by Rita Curtis was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Taaron Parsons - character and deep emotion

'The Cellist' by Taaron Parsons was selected as a Finalist in the August 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Open Rate

The more often you send your newsletters, the more your fans will be exposed to your art. And for many, the benefits are greater than the effort. That is a plus in my book. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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