Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Artist as Storyteller: Be tactful when sharing your story Part 2

In my opinion, it is crucial to keep things relevant art marketing-wise. You are branding yourself with every detail... even if you don't realize it. [...]

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Rose-Marie Goodwin - lust for life

'Cross Over' by Rose-Marie Goodwin was selected as Outstanding Abstract in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why What You See is NOT What You Get with Email

What all of these different rendering engines mean is that the only way to be sure your email newsletter looks correct is to stick to a small, safe subset of HTML and then to rigorously test each design in every major email program...and different versions of those programs...and with images blocked...and with images enabled. One option for artists would be to pay a designer to design your email designs and test them in all of these email programs. Then you could use the same design over and over, being careful to only change your content and none of the HTML itself. Like I said before, it's a quagmire. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Berry Fritz, Karen Budan, Nancy Marshburn

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Iain Stewart

Artist Iain Stewart splits his time between working on Architectural Illustration and fine art. [...]

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Alan Flattmann - honoring New Orleans

'Tujague's on a Rainy Night' by Alan Flattmann was selected as Outstanding Pastel in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Advice on Getting Advice Part 1

The person who asks you NOTHING about your work, your goals, your needs, will probably not give you advice worth listening to. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Su Griggs Allen

Artist Su Griggs Allen describes herself as a sculptor, painter, and storyteller. Su is known for embracing a mixed medium approach with her ceramic sculptures. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Gail Rein, MoonQ Cho, Dan Beck

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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Christopher Copeland - the essence of nature

'Winters Stand' by Christopher Copeland was selected as Outstanding Pastel in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Accepting Deception - We Have a Choice

Sure, it's "smart" to figure out how people think, but when you use that knowledge to manipulate people into doing what is best for you and not necessarily best for them, this becomes questionable. And when people find out that they've been used -- and believe me, truth comes out, and usually at the most inopportune times -- they feel stupid, and that ultimately is not good for your business. [...]

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Rick Delanty - exquisite beauty

'Rachel' by Rick Delanty was selected as Outstanding Acrylic in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist as Storyteller: Be tactful when sharing your story - Part 1

Artists need to be tactful when meshing aspects of life storytelling with art marketing. Point-blank, sharing a little can sometimes be interpreted as sharing too much. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Susan McAlister

Artist Susan McAlister is known for creating bold landscape paintings. Susan embraces a dual approach to landscape painting in the sense that she paints both traditional landscapes and abstract landscapes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Susan McAlister, Carol A. McIntyre, Jo Ridge Kelley

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art 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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December 2012 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, David Cheifetz has completed the judging of the December 2012 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Why Artists Need to Develop a Thick Skin: Part 3 - Some final thoughts

If you 'run away' from your art practice during tough times... reflect on the reason why. Take a deep look. Write your thoughts down. After doing so -- decide how to improve upon those weaknesses. Find ways to alleviate the struggle you feel when faced with specific art world related situations. You may not be able to eliminate every angle of doubt ... that said, you may -- by means of self-reflection -- be able to bolster some inner grit. A little grit can go a long way (just ask Jack White). [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ted Okell

Artist Ted Okell is known for creating ceramic sculpture and installations that tap into the mystery spurred by ancient relics. [...]

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Jason Sacran - landscapes with a soulful presence

'Midnight Misting' by Jason Sacran was selected as Outstanding Acrylic in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why It's Fine For Artists to Lower Their Prices

This article is not to tell you that you should lower your prices...nor is it telling you not to raise your prices. But I sometimes meet artists who feel that they made a mistake in their pricing and wish to lower prices but don't because of the old "never lower prices rule." This post is for those artists. [...]

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Rejection

Whiteism: Rejection can be painful, but never fatal. [...]

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Ingrid E. Albrecht - a world beyond the ordinary

CHICAGO FOG by Ingrid E. Albrecht was selected as Outstanding Watercolor in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Avoiding The Tar Pits

While it is very easy to envision the perfect world, it does nothing to help you in the world of today. The only way to survive is to intently focus on how the art world operates. Once you understand how things work, you can find a solution to the problems you are facing. [...]

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Carla Gauthier - majesty and mystery

Three Noseless Nobles by Carla Gauthier was selected as Outstanding Watercolor in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dixie Whatley

Artist Dixie Whatley is known for creating sensual sculptures out of wood and stone. Dixie's approach to sculpture utilizes the full strength of organic forms found in nature. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Linda Wilder, James M. Coulter, Deborah Harold

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

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Deception

While none of us likes to be classified as an idiot, or think of ourselves that way, it is too easy to fall in with contemporary society's belief system of doing what it takes to get to the top, regardless of what it takes to get there. [...]

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Ignore Your Weaknesses, Cultivate Your Strengths

Even if you donít master each of the fundamentals, a certain awareness, understanding, and even proficiency is essential to adequately express yourself. Your strengths are more important. And cultivating them to their full potential will make your work authentic, real, unique, etc. Your strengths will define you. [...]

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Ardith Starostka - emotion and grace

'The Hummingbird Feeder' by Ardith Starostka was awarded 3rd Place in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Art Market Bubble: Fearing the Big Pop - Part 2

All the worry in the world won't sell your art. If buyers are not in the position to buy... they won't -- end of story. BUT the story of art -- and that includes your art -- goes on. Eventually the page will turn... new chapters will be written. YOU should do all you can to be a part of that. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Teresa Oaxaca

Artist Teresa Oaxaca is known for creating works on canvas that involve unusual pairings of subject matter. Her recent work often combines human and still life elements that 'travel back' to bygone eras and curiosities. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Growing Older, Still Unfolding

42 life lessons to help us as we grow older and evolve into the person we're meant to be. [...]

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Institutional Critique OR Institutional Sabotage: Is the Current Direction of Graffiti Art Worth Defending?

I would suggest that the current direction in graffiti art -- at least the institutionally critiqued version -- can be described as a selfish act. It is a thirst for fame and fortune, rather than a tool for facilitating real change... it is a market ploy rather than a tool for exposing social struggles -- a chunk of culture reduced to a mere gimmick. I refuse to defend that. I won't. [...]

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Daniel Bilmes - sophisticated, multifaceted, and evocative

'Held' by Daniel Bilmes was awarded 2nd Place in the November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Things I Learned from Having a Solo Show

Seven things learned from one artist's personal experience - remember this when having your next solo show. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Susan Ploughe, Teresa Oaxaca, Anna Bocek

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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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Constance McBride

Artist Constance McBride creates sculptures that explore the connection between the human condition and nature [...]

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Warren Chang - honesty and intensity of work

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

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