Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


The Life of Art, Series #26

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Myth #3: People Need to See Art In Person to Buy It

The internet offers unparalleled opportunities for artists and galleries to increase their exposure and sales, and we are still in the very early days of online marketing. I’m grateful for the sales we make online, and I’m excited about the prospects of growth for internet sales. [...]

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The Lifetime Value of a Single Contact

Set aside the time to compile them, organize them and get them into your system. The pay off might not be immediate but as my story illustrates, the pay off just might be enormous. [...]

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Kathi Peters

By Summers End by Kathi Peters was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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On The Verge

Being ‘in the zone’ does not guarantee great results and great art does not need to be created while ‘in the zone’. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2017 - January 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 29th, 2017 - January 4th, 2018 [...]

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My Success Story

I enjoy learning from those who know vastly more than I do, and finally, I constantly work at improving both my artwork and my writing skills. None of it is easy; none of it is quick, but it’s been an exciting ride and I’m grateful. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #25

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Those Who Teach, DO.

We truly live in an age where the old “Those who can’t do, teach” maxim has been flipped on its head. Now we can truly say, “Those who teach, DO.” [...]

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The Art of Failure

You must create if you want to improve. You will have failures, but they are necessary stepping stones. [...]

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Greg LaRock

Juxtaposition by Greg LaRock was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Are You Killing Yourself Unknowingly?

What you talk about, what you spend your time on, is what feeds your mind. [...]

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Jane Hunt

Q Road Sunset plein air by Jane Hunt was selected as a Finalist in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Passive Income Models That Pay You Back

When we artists try to navigate all the new ways to market work - with social media postings, website sales, blogs and newsletters, it’s nearly impossible to focus on the business of actually creating our art. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 22nd - 28th, 2017 [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2018 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from March 1st, 2018 - September 1st, 2018 [...]

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Poppy Balser

A Quiet Corner in the Pasture by Poppy Balser was selected as a Finalist in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #24

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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25 Random Things About Me (And You!) Revisited

Some of the very things you take for granted are AMAZING to other people. [...]

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Myth #2: Art Sells Itself

If you are studying the theory of salesmanship and then taking every opportunity to put theory into practice, you will see a steady increase in your ability to sell your art. [...]

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Anthony Davis

Good Morning Friend by Anthony Davis was selected as a Finalist in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Show Don't Tell

Telling us a story is boring, showing us one is riveting. [...]

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Peggy Immel

Snow Capped by Peggy Immel was selected as a Finalist in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Advantages of Passive Income For Artists

Simplify Your Marketing Efforts [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 15th - 21st, 2017 [...]

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Philippe Gandiol

Old Navy by Philippe Gandiol was awarded 2nd Place in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #23

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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The Most Important W Of All Part Two: Getting to the Heart of Your Art

Be relentless in your search for your truth. [...]

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The "Thank You" Card

Don’t underestimate the value of the “Thank You” card or other personalized cards. [...]

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James A Osborn

Lava by James A Osborn won Outstanding Abstract in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Marketing, Mastery and Magic Moments

So before you get too obsessed with the pace of reaching the end goal, enjoy where you are. Enjoy your craft. Enjoy each of those little moments that are piling up underneath you. [...]

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Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs & Other Events December 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from December 8th - 14th, 2017 [...]

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Something’s Knocking at My Brain

From this past Sunday, BoldBrush proudly brings you: Sunday Coffee with Eric Rhoads [...]

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Hilarie Couture

self portrait alla prima looking in mirror while drawinghcouturepastel (2) by Hilarie Couture won Outstanding Pastel in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 8th -14th, 2017 [...]

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Wisdom With Dependability - Artist John Horejs

It's still imperative that artists use quality materials so that their creations will stand the test of time. John Horejs is a perfect example of one artist who has successfully walked the line between offering quality work while practicing frugality. [...]

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Special Edition USA Workshops March 2018 Newsletter

Special USA Workshops Edition from March 1st - April 1st, 2018 [...]

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Paul Rybarczyk

Complementary Rob by Paul Rybarczyk won Outstanding Acrylic in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #22

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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The Most Important W Of All

We actually already know how to write a press release. It was drilled into us early on: The five W’s “who-what-when-where-why: and sometimes “how”. [...]

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