Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


This Is Why Elegance Trumps Winning

Artists have a unique ability to touch others through their work. By creating and sharing beauty, artists reach people on an emotional level. [...]

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March 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Kathleen Dunphy has completed the judging of the March 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Lessons From The Move Part Deux: Giving Stuff Away

It’s easier to let go of stuff when it goes to a good home, AND nets you a few bucks, too! [...]

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No Throats Will Be Cut...

If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him. [...]

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Julie Beck

Conservation of Energy by Julie Beck was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits April - May 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from April 28th - May 4th, 2017 [...]

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More Opportunities

The magician's hat of a painter is fascinating, new from old and endless opportunities abound if you only take the time to look. [...]

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John Bowdren

Red boat White boat by John Bowdren was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Tools of the Trade

There are so many ways to make our lives easier on a day to day level but sometimes we don’t relate them to our art. Easily one of the best tools we have is our smart phone. [...]

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Nicole Mone'

Pete by Nicole Mone' was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Unexpected Way My Piano Teacher Improved My Life

Only with consistency can practice produce real progress. I’ve certainly found that to be true with my art and anything worthwhile I ever pursued in life. [...]

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Fairs vs Galleries

Do fairs devalue my work? Am I an established artist if I have gallery representation? [...]

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Talya Johnson

Girl with Flower Tattoo by Talya Johnson was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A List of Aspect Ratios of Common Canvas Sizes

It is so frustrating when you want to replicate an image onto a larger canvas but the composition is not the same. [...]

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Susan Paterson

Grapes and Plum by Susan Paterson was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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On Marketing and Networking

Time consuming as it is, this kind of networking and follow-up is essential if you want to expand your painting and photography locations, your exhibit venues, and your client base. [...]

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Jonathan McPhillips

Back of the House by Jonathan McPhillips was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2017 - 2018 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from July 1st, 2017 - January 1st, 2018 [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits April 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from April 21st - 27th, 2017. [...]

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Painting Plein Air

With the summer season upon us, many artist like myself are out painting in the gorgeous weather. [...]

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Diane Reeves

The Look by Diane Reeves was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Marketing Techniques Artists Feel Pressured to Use - Social Media

When you seek to engage people, do so because they’re people, not because they’re potential contacts who can advance your agenda. [...]

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Ingrid E. Albrecht

THE CITY AWAKENS by Ingrid E. Albrecht was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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This Is Why Art Will Never Let You Down

...I realize just how special it is to be an artist. To be blessed with the fire of creativity in our hearts. It is a gift that stays with us, like a loyal companion, to the very end. [...]

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Discipline

There is a debate in the art community whether it is better to be formally trained or self-taught. [...]

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Susan Neumann

Just Passin' Thru by Susan Neumann was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lessons From The Move Part Deux: Getting Smaller

We want to spend our time doing things we love: Creating and making new work. [...]

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Denise Antaya

Catching the Light by Denise Antaya was selected as a Finalist in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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3 Reasons to Spring Clean Your Pictures

Spruce up the house this spring and check on your pictures. Even if you don't think you have available pictures, these tips can prolong their life and your pleasure. [...]

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Mary Dove

6 Cowboys and a Horse, Prescott AZ Rodeo by Mary Dove was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits April 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from April 14th - 20th, 2017. [...]

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4 Things I Like In A Fine Art Teacher

A good art teacher shares everything they know, holding nothing back. [...]

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Krystal Brown

Prince of Thieves by Krystal Brown was selected as a Finalist in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Master your Tools, Not Rules

Your artistic license is the only rule you need to follow, and your tools should help you achieve it however you see fit. [...]

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Dee Kirkham

White Peonies by Dee Kirkham was selected as a Finalist in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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If You Want To Be A Full Time Artist, Read This

If you create art, then you’re an artist. For some, it’s a calling so deep they have to dive in full-time. If so, do it with your eyes wide open. For others, they dance with the muse while caring for their family or holding down a day job. [...]

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MUST I Attend that Art Reception?

Attending an art reception is part of being involved in the art world. Every artist must have that. It will help shape the way you move forward in your professional art life or even your personal life. [...]

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Marie-Pierre Omnès

Henri by Marie-Pierre Omnès was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Social Media Mound

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest etc., aren’t just media to help you sell your work and become successful, they are connections to the rest of the world where you can make a positive impact with positive conversation and positive visualization. [...]

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Susan Kuznitsky

Watching and Wondering by Susan Kuznitsky was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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