Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Assessing Your Time Committment

One thing I can say without hesitation: Artists who make a living with their art are people of action. Dreaming, without a plan as to how and when you will work at it, is likely in the long run, to leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless. [...]

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Joyce Durkin ~ Intriguing and captivating juxtapositions of shapes, color and form.

'Feeding Frenzy' by Joyce Durkin was selected as a Finalist - Outstanding Abstract in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Candace Maley ~ Stunning pastel portraits of children and beloved 4-legged friends.

'Leisa' by Candace Maley was selected as a Finalist - Outstanding Pastel in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Jewels at Your Feet

For whatever you want to accomplish or attain, there will be stars or jewels. Which do you reach for? [...]

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Jeremy Browne ~ stark winter landscapes that evoke a mystery of untold stories and a pensive mood.

'Cold Storage' by Jeremy Brown was selected as a Finalist - Outstanding Acrylic in the February 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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Leaving the Tribe

Your needs and goals as an artist will change and grow throughout your life. You will constantly gather the people you need to you. And you will also periodically leave people behind. [...]

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Aaron Allen Westerberg

'Green Silos' by Aaron Allen Westerberg was awarded 3rd place in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Out of the Comfort Zone

Comfort is an interesting thing- its fine for snuggling in cozy clothes on a rainy morning...but for art- I think outside that spot is better. [...]

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Building Art Career Credentials

A image of your work in a book or magazine says it all in an instant. The best way to entice serious collectors is to get your work published. [...]

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William Wray ~ Sensitive Impressionistic urban landscapes that exude a quiet sense of a bygone era.

'Bombay Beach 4' by William Wray was awarded 2nd place in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Bonnie White ~ Watercolors that delight the senses and show emotion and depth.

'Addie' by Bonnie White was selected as a Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Spotlight On: Robert Lemler

An articulate and passionate teacher of life classes and Best of Show in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Spring Resolution

Let this time of spring awaken a new motivation within you. Take the time to do some spring cleaning. Clean up the bad habits. Identify areas that you want to work on. Then develop goals around those things. Determine ways to accomplish those goals. Write them down so you can refer to them often. Donít just tuck the ideas away in a file. Keep them visible. This will motivate you to work on them. [...]

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Robert Lemler ~ expressing the beauty of the moment whether painting the figure, a still life or a landscape.

'Red Couch' by Robert Lemler was awarded Best of Show in the February 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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Paul Oman ~ Watercolors that resonate with every nuance of a scene.

'Mexico City Morning' by Paul Oman was selected as a Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor in the February FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Newsletters...Trust Me, You Can Do This

I certainly would never presume to tell you how to manage your time, but I will say this...your newsletter is one of your most important marketing tools. I would encourage you to make time. [...]

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The Most Powerful Tool for Marketing Your Art (and one secret weapon)

The way to figure out what will work best for your career is to employ a powerful tool. It's one you already use in your art practice, whether you're consciously aware of it or not [...]

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Getting Into Top Galleries

I'm going to say something a bit risky here..for most of us - mailing submissions to major galleries is a waste of our time and money. With the number of submissions these galleries get, it's easy to get lost in the crowd. [...]

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February 2010 FineArtViews Contest Winners!

February 2010 FineArtViews Contest Winners Announced! [...]

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Ebrahim Amin ~ His exquisite quality light and sense of depth create poetry on canvas.

Rock & Wave by Ebrahim Amin was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art Competition. [...]

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February 2010 FineArtViews Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Logan Hagege, has completed the judging of the February 2010 FineArtViews painting competition. [...]

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Perry Austin's Video

Whatever creative marketing ideas you have, whether similar to this or not, do them right. Make them professional. Make sure your marketing conveys who you are and what your art is about. Tell your story through your marketing efforts. [...]

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Michael Situ ~ Strong brushwork, powerful compositions, a gorgeous sense of color!

'Yellow Sun' by Michael Situ was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art 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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Artist Business Cards

As much as an artist may hate to acknowledge it, people forget who you are! In the excitement of an art festival, a gallery opening or any event where many prospects took your card, it is easy for them to later forget you and what you created by insufficient information on the card to jog their memories. No matter how excited they were when or if you talked with them personally, you were probably not the only artist whose business card they collected. [...]

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Victor Schiro ~ Traditional landscapes that are at the same time both powerful and dynamic.

Lower Kern River Rapids by Victor Schiro was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Painting in Style

We should make choices in our working methods that will bring us greater satisfaction, but be careful to be faithful to our unique personal tendencies. [...]

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Training Your Brain

So how does one do a lifestyle change when it comes to organizing things and activities? I'm convinced the only way to do this is to train my brain to think differently. [...]

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Kim Muller-Thym ~ Expressive brush strokes and a powerful yet serene quality of light.

Snowing by Kim Muller-Thym was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Larisa Aukon ~ Fun, bold colors and a unique sense of perspective gives this exciting work a lively, dynamic feel.

Fresh Snow by Larisa Aukon was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Post New Works to Your Site Religiously

Many accomplished artists I know have described to me the process of practicing their technique until it becomes "subconscious." In other words, they practice until their technique becomes a "habit." These sorts of habits make experts. [...]

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Let Your Fans In

This is why sharing your story with your collectors is so important. The more collectors learn about you and your story, the more they will like your work. I donít know the psychology behind this phenomenon, but I think there is some great truth to it. [...]

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Dan Beck ~ Figurative work that evokes a sense of compassion and quiet gentleness.

Book of Poems by Dan Beck was selected as a Finalist in the January RayMar Art Fine Art 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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