Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Misconceptions about Art Education

I'm sure we have all observed a self-taught artist lash out against art school graduates based on a perceived 'lack of passion' -- OR an art school graduate claim that an artist without a degree is 'just an amateur'. [...]

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Mark Mohr - divergence of the outdoors

'Rome Alley' by Mark Mohr was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Richard Abraham

Artist Richard Abraham is known for creating beautiful landscape paintings. He actively seeks a connection to the places he depicts - resulting in work that captures a strong sense of passion and respect for the natural world. Richard notes that he scouts rural hide-a-ways to paint in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rachel Pettit, Carol Jenkins, Kathleen Dunphy

For this round of Staff Picks we had three members of the FASO Team select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Rachel Pettit, Carol Jenkins, Kathleen Dunphy [...]

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30 Things I've Learned From 30 in 30

9) If no one else saw my art, I would still paint. [...]

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Warren Chang - honesty and intensity

'Days End' by Warren Chang was awarded Best of Show in the November 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What to Post on Facebook

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it's enough to start on -- and to show you that, at the least, you can make a post of something, anything, once a week. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Karacan Salkuci

Artist Karacan Salkuci concentrates on photography and digital painting. Karacan's visually powerful work often explores elements of abstraction -- a direction that is further strengthened by her use of spiritual and cultural themes. In a sense, she transforms ordinary scenes into mystical arrangements. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lori Shorin, David Forsthoefel, Carol Gold

For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon and art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Lori Shorin, David Forsthoefel, Carol Gold [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Robert Long

Artist Robert Long has garnered acclaim for his intriguing portrait and street scene paintings. He has a background in sculpting - this experience informs his figure painting. Robert notes that he continues to challenge himself with a breadth of subject matter, lighting and range of color. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jarek Klimczak, Mary O. Smith, Robert Long

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Jarek Klimczak, Mary O. Smith, Robert Long [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Seth Benzel

Artist Seth Benzel utilizes various painting and mixed media techniques in order to create awe-inspiring abstract paintings. He describes his painting style as Abstract Deconstructionism. Concerning his work, Seth stated, "My intention stems from a desire to challenge the viewer, deny the mistake, and value the mark within a new, conceptual context...while drawing from other movements throughout art history." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Louis Escobedo, Diann Benoit, Luisa Bernardi Neher

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Louis Escobedo, Diann Benoit, Luisa Bernardi Neher [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Find a Space - Be a Face

I realize that many artists view the search for gallery representation as a stressful journey. It is easy to lose hope when faced with gallery rejection on a regular basis. You must learn to expect and accept rejection from galleries. But please, please don't lose hope! Focus on being a 'face' at the next gallery you pursue. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Alicia Tredway

Artist Alicia Tredway has explored a wide range of subjects as a painter. Her expressive still life, landscape and figurative paintings are marked by a bold use of painterly brushwork. Concerning her process as an artist, Alicia stated, "The process of making art has been more rewarding than anything I've done in life. The ups and downs are there but the simple act of just walking into the studio clears my head and sets me straight. I know what to do." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Alicia Tredway, Elena Katsyura, Clifford A. Wilson

For this round of Staff Picks we had three members of the FASO Team select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Alicia Tredway, Elena Katsyura, Clifford A. Wilson [...]

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Learning the Business of Art

Keep in mind the execution of these steps cannot be done overnight. It will most likely take weeks or even months to learn how to put everything together. Then, once you develop your business structure, you will be constantly adjusting it over time. While this task may seem overwhelming, it is a must if you want to create a solid art career. [...]

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Berry Fritz - well thought approach

'A Little Still Life for Monsieur Degas' by Berry Fritz was selected as FAV 15% in the October BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Marjory Wilson

Artist Marjory Wilson creates fantastic botanical paintings. She works primarily with acrylic paints. Concerning her work, Marjory said, "I pick particular views based on how they affect me. Often it's how light and shadows create shapes and images, sometimes it's the beauty of looking at things up close, or the repetition of shapes and lines that create a pattern." [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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What Kind of Worry Do You Have?

As is true for so many things in life, the describing is far easier than the actual doing, but it can be done. This is a prescription that can be repeated as often as necessary, not only without harmful side effects, but more importantly, with advantageous benefits. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Diann Haist, Marjory Wilson, Lisa Kovvuri

For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Diann Haist, Marjory Wilson, Lisa Kovvuri [...]

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Lessons From the Move: California Dreamin'

It got me to thinking about why we buy a certain painting, or a certain artist's work. Why we should consider this when we talk to people about our artwork. [...]

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Daggie Wallace - masterful pastels

'Elliott' by Daggi Wallace was selected as a Finalist in the October BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Race to the Top

Our friend John would have been a much happier art student and graduate had he not tried to bite the carrot straight out of the gate. He would have had fond memories of his first museum exhibit instead of viewing it as a defeat in hindsight (he is still a tad bitter over the fact that it did not result in an art magazine review). Ignore the 'mainstream success' carrot. Sink your teeth into your work... "I think having mainstream success is when you are meeting your goals," -- focus on YOUR goals -- specifically your art studio goals. In the end the work is the only thing that should matter. You may win the race in the process. [...]

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Gail Rein - intriguing, exciting

'Red Hat' by Gail Rein was selected as a Finalist in the October BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Damien Gonzales

Artist Damien Gonzales divides his time between painting outdoors and in the studio. Damien is an oil painter -- focusing primarily on landscape painting. According to Southwest Art magazine, Damien has been attracted to landscape painting ever since he visited a Santa Fe gallery and viewed a stunning canvas depicting a large rock wall at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River flowing along its base. He notes that he enjoys representational works and aspects of impressionism that impart a sublime quality to a painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Donna MacDonald, Kurt Jacobson, Jennifer McChristian

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Donna MacDonald, Kurt Jacobson, Jennifer McChristian [...]

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Failure is Never the Final Say

Failures are never the final say. Your attitude is what gets you through and knowing there is much to learn from these experiences shouldn't stop you in your tracks. Use them to your benefit. See it as an opportunity to do even better. [...]

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Kendric Tonn - compelling stories

'The Model IV' by Kendric Tonn was selected as a Finalist in the October BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Facebook Marketing Basics

Today, I'm going to touch on the very basics of Facebook marketing, passing on what we've learned, again with the idea of opening discussion to other people's experiences. If you are an avid social media mogul, this may seem hopelessly inane, but if you've been avoiding this particular social media site (and judging by what I've encountered in writing about artists for the gallery at which I work, this is not uncommon), then this will jump start you. [...]

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Daniel Bilmes - sophisticated, evocative

'JJ' by Daniel Bilmes was selected as a Finalist in the October BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Sue deLearie Adair

Artist Sue deLearie Adair utilizes various combinations of watercolor, graphite pencils and colored pencils. Additionally, she creates hand colored etchings. Sue notes that her artwork is inspired by her love of creatures great and small. Her striking work offers a beautiful glimpse into the natural world. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jeanne Clohisy, Sue deLearie Adair, Dan McGrath

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Jeanne Clohisy, Sue DeLearie Adair, Dan McGrath [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Spotlight On: Tai Meng Lim

'Lost Child' by Tai Meng Lim was selected Best of Show in the October 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Angelica Fegley

Artist Angelica Fegley is known for her powerful abstract and mixed media paintings. She describes a blank canvas as a "battleground" where her passion and emotion "clashes to express the abstraction of reality" - Her bold work is a psychological feast for the eyes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Pat Dews, Sterling Edwards, Angelica Fegley

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Pat Dews, Sterling Edwards, Angelica Fegley [...]

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Art of Collaboration

I think you should consider doing custom pieces. This will allow you to always have what the client is looking for. You can always have the right size. What do you have to lose? You miss all the shots you don't take. [...]

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