Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: D.R.F. Designs, Emmy Savage, Charles Schadel

Carrie Turner, Editor of FineArtViews, has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Janet Bocast - multiple dimensions

'Walk'n Wild' by Janet Bocast was selected as Outstanding Abstract in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Commissions

Is there a way for you to feel inspired and excited about the work and still fulfill a client’s request for a commission? Can you do it without feeling like you are selling out to commercialism? Can you maintain your artistic freedom and integrity while doing a commission? Yes. [...]

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Be Authentic

Authenticity is extremely valuable to an artist – how you acknowledge authenticity can make or break your art career [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Instant Success is Momentary - Remember to Save Money for the Future

Your artwork may be highly marketable today... but will it be next year? Will it still be a marketable force 5 years from now? What about a decade from now? You just never know for certain. [...]

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Spotlight On: Warren Chang

'Returning Home' by Warren Chang was selected Best of Show in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Elsa Bluethner

Artist Elsa Bluethner is known for creating stylized oil portraits and figures that she describes as "expressions of character". [...]

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Margaret Larlham - an innate sense of pastel

'Ann Charlotte's Lake' by Margaret Larlham was selected as Outstanding Pastel in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What I Know for Sure...I Think

Three simple tips for your art business. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Robert Foss, Joe Kelley, Hal Cronkhite

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Video Games as Art: The debate continues

The exploration of video games as an art form has been a buzzed about topic in recent years. [...]

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Kim Lordier - the beauty of California

'Ready for the Load' by Linda Wilder was selected as Outstanding Pastel in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Be Who You Are

Just remember, be yourself. With patience and persistence you can reach your goals. [...]

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Our Gifts

Gifts, by their very nature, are things that we cannot and do not earn. Sometimes we give them; sometimes we receive them -- if the former, they deserve our attention, thought, and joyful participation; if the latter, they deserve to be acknowledged and used. Any gift represents a sacrifice on the part of the giver -- time, money, self -- and it is only fitting that the receiver recognize and express gratitude. Properly done, gift giving results in delight for both sides. [...]

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Linda Wilder - spectacular dimensions of nature

'Crevice' by Linda Wilder was selected as Outstanding Acrylic in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michael John Cavanagh

Artist Michael John Cavanagh is an oil painter known for creating emotionally charged paintings. [...]

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You Can’t Do Everything

The truth is you cannot possibly do every idea that you come across. There are a gazillion great ideas out there (and a gazillion bad ones). [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Abigail Howe, Laura Lanford, Maria Nash

For this round of Staff Picks we had three staff members select images that have been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Why Artists Need to Develop a Thick Skin: Part 1 -- What is a thick skin... and why do artists need one?

I, for one, think it is clear why having a thick skin should be a quality desired by artists -- that goes 10 fold for artists who focus on art marketing. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carol Nelson

Artist Carol Nelson creates a variety of artwork – including abstract works and wall sculptures. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Sallie-Anne Swift has completed the judging of the November 2012 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Thomas Yessis, Barbara Szkutnik, Susan Jositas

Carrie Turner, Editor of FineArtViews, has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Joanne St-Cyr ~ mythical, allegorical paintings

'Alone ... drenched in my pain / Seul ... submergé de ma peine' by Joanne St-Cyr was selected as Outstanding Acrylic in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A Gallery You've Had All Along

This was my shot at a custom piece - which I must say made me nervous. Custom work is not the easiest since you can never completely see what someone has in mind. [...]

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Lucky You Part 6A

I had a hard time deciding to write about this strategy. I firmly believe we should NOT underprice our work. I believe discounts, “seconds” sales and such can undermine our efforts. We could disrespect our customers who were willing to pay our full price for our work. [...]

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Mark McDermott - magnificent watercolors

'Mount Foraker III' by Mark McDermott was selected as Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Carrie Waller - vivid color in striking watercolors

'Celebration' by Carrie Waller was selected as Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist John Hongola

Artist John Hongola describes himself as a "maker of contemporary furniture". [...]

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Life, and People, Are Unpredictable

How do we ask the same question, repeatedly, without seeming like we are nagging? [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ric Conn, Dean Buhler, Kimberly Beck

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Brian Blood - rich, sensitive palette

'Morning Hike to China Cove' by Brian Blood was awarded 3rd Place in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Spirit Within Your Art

An original creation emanates something from within that is felt. Not by your fingers, but within you. Felt by your spirit. I don’t know how or why, but somehow, through the hands of labor and through the labor of love, you imbue within your artistic creation a portion of you. Not your physical self, but in a way part of your spirit self. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jinnie May

Artist Jinnie May is a prolific painter. Jinnie works primarily with watercolors – but also utilizes acrylics, oils and mixed mediums techniques. [...]

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Tackling Myths about Art Marketing / Selling Art

I recently read a great article by Cory Huff of The Abundant Artist. Huff's article, titled The Myth of "Good Art Sells Itself", challenged several myths about selling art (both online and offline). I've tackled some of these same myths in the past. It is important to keep these topics at the forefront of debate concerning art marketing in general. I must tip my hat to Cory for targeting the issue. Artists need to discuss these myths now more than ever. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Iain Stewart, Sandra Pearce, Ingrid E. Albrecht

For this round of Staff Picks we had three staff members select images that have been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Artists Of The Recession

Every sale takes an extraordinary amount of work and promotion. I am a product of the recession. I need to push constantly to move forward and think in new ways and make an effort to meet collectors to get out there. I think it is easy to resent the present state of the market, but I don't have any bitterness. I realize that this experience has really been a trial by fire where you must be strong and work hard to sell your work. I think I have gained skills I would have never learned in a strong market. [...]

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Andrew Kish III - intensity of a single emotion

'The Alchemist' by Andrew Kish III was awarded Best of Show in the October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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