Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Carl Purcell ~ Harmonious paintings that capture the essence of rural life.

'Wash Day in Monteriggioni' by Carl Purcell was selected as Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2010 FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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The Frame Game

To frame or not to frame, that is the question. It isn't really a choice on a lot of work. Either way you choose to finish your work, to gallery wrap and paint or to frame, speaks volumes about the pride you take in your work itself. [...]

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Kathleen Dunphy ~ The beauty of nature comes to light in her impressionism oil paintings.

'Go In Peace' by Kathleen Dunphy was awarded 2nd Place in the April 2010 FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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How to be More Productive Part 2

Do not substitute an art project with a personal care project, housecleaning, sleeping or drinking. (At least, no drinking before the sun is over the yardarm.) [...]

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It's What You Know, Not Whom

Networking is an important element for success, but if your work doesn't exude excellence, all the networking in the world will do nothing for you. [...]

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Greg LaRock ~ A strong sense of reverence and grace exudes from this dynamic painterly, yet realistic work.

'Coastal Rush' by Greg LaRock was awarded Best of Show in the April 2010 FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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April 2010 FineArtViews Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Jennifer McChristian, has completed the judging of the April 2010 FineArtViews painting competition. [...]

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April 2010 FineArtViews Contest Winners Announced!

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

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Evaluating Opportunities

Once in a while I get other artists asking my advice or opinion about such shows. My thoughts today are a bit more generalized to be applicable to many different art venues for all types of artists. [...]

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Jonathan Matthews ~ Haunting, mesmerizing, provocative figurative work.

'Hooded Figure with Pendant' by Jonathan Matthews was selected as one of the FAV 15% in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Blogging and What I Learned on the Therapist's Couch

For a very long time, I have read about the benefits of having a blog and how it can help in promoting your art. But the resistance to start blogging was so strong that I just postponed doing it on grounds of different excuses. [...]

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James Otto ~ Personality Plus sings out in full glory.

'Untitled' by James Otto was selected as one of the FAV 15% in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Get Paid for Painting at Parties

Give the host their money's worth and be an asset to the event. This article will tell you how, but first, the most important question: How much money can you make painting at events? [...]

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Abby Warman ~ dynamic, fluid energy with perfect hints of suggestion.

'Young Dancer' by Abby Warman was selected as one of the FAV 15% in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Mary Maxam ~ Beautifully balanced with a sense of deep intrigue.

'Apple Branch in Green' by Mary Maxam was selected as one of the FAV 15% in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't Fret the Lost Opportunities

One thing is for certain. Each idea is unique and comes along only once. When it is gone it shall never return. Similar ideas will certainly come, but not the exact same one. Inspiration waits for no one. [...]

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Holly Bedrosian ~ Intense portraits with a flair for the dramatic.

'Resolute' by Holly Bedrosian was selected as one of the FAV 15% in the March 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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Your Business Plan - Where Are You Right Now?

There is no doubt that these are frustrating times. But it is not just the "economy." The times are also changing. And the combination of a number of individual factors have meshed to create a time of seeming instability, anxiety and negativity. It's a good time to remember that you cannot always change what is happening around you, but you can change how you react to it! [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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How to be More Productive Part 1

I consider myself a professional artist and writer. After all, I get paid to do it. And since I am a professional, I have incredibly professional work habits. I regularly schedule time to work on my fiber pieces, to make new art jewelry, to write my columns. All is serene and orderly in my work space. Wait for it?? [...]

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Stanka Kordic - Captivating and mysterious work that touches deep emotional cords.

'Ascencion' by Stanka Kordic was selected as a Finalist in the March RayMar Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Jim Wodark ~ passionate brush strokes and sensitive palette capture the true essence of a scene.

'Walking the Dog' by Jim Wodark was selected as a Finalist in the March RayMar Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Bryan Mark Taylor ~ graceful, harmonious paintings.

'Farms Across the Valley Floor' by Bryan Mark Taylor was selected as a Finalist in the March RayMar Fine Art Competition. [...]

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Artists Teaching in Art Tours

Art Tours. Artists' Workshops Abroad. Whatever you call them, I have always wanted to take one of these exciting vacations ? fly to a far foreign land, with beautiful landscapes, hundreds and thousands of years of history carved in every stone and building, and just forget about the daily routine and immerse myself in painting. [...]

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Commission Terms

The key to successfully including commissions as part of your business is to be professional. Develop a policy; terms that you are comfortable working by. Put them in writing and clearly explain them to your potential clients. [...]

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Danielle Richard ~ Beautifully polished, provocative, soulful work.

'Barque en Derive' by Danielle Richard was selected as a Finalist in the March RayMar 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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Dare to be Different

Just because the economy is poor does not mean people have stopped buying art. Dare to be different, address the needs and wants of your buying public and you'll make art sales a reality you can take to the bank. [...]

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Cheryl King ~ passionate use of color, light, and brush strokes.

'Life of Leisure' by Cheryl King was selected as a Finalist in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Artists' Business Plans

In my opinion, artists don't need to spend a lot of time on detailed business plans. I've gone the "detailed" route, but in the end, unexpected opportunities cropped up, so a lot of what I had planned on, never happened. Rather than set my business plans in stone, I have learned to simply set some principles to follow. [...]

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William Alther ~ Inspired paintings of landscapes and wildlife.

'New Day at the Source' by William Alther was selected as a Finalist in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Website News - FASO Beta Testing Facebook's Open Graph and Like Buttons for Artworks

This seems like a really powerful opportunity for artists. It's one thing to use Facebook to "like" a blog post, or a website, but what artists really need is a way to let people "like" their actual artworks! ...So that's what we're experimenting with on our Enahnced templates. [...]

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Sara Jane Doberstein ~ Enticing realistic paintings of seashells and other seashore phenomena.

'Scallop Seaduction' by Sara Jane Doberstein was selected as a Finalist in the March FineArtViews Painting Competition. [...]

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Commissioned Art

As artists, we have greater power and opportunity now to take our career into our own hands. Galleries don't need to be part of the business model (but can be). Art directors and design agencies don't need to be part of your strategies (but they can be). Most important, however, is that you take control of marketing yourself. Don't rely on anyone else to do it for you. [...]

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Demetrios Vlachos ~ a sense of drama and pure emotion.

'Expectation' by Demetrios Vlachos was selected as a Finalist in the March 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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