Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Do the Opposite with Your Blog and Newsletter

Lots of artists are approaching their blog and newsletter strategies backwards. Reverse your strategy. Do the opposite: Publish your most compelling, most polished, pillar content for your blog (if you have one) to attract and engage potential new fans. Send your short, personal, more raw updates to the people who already know and love you via your newsletter. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from September 1st- 7th, 2017 [...]

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How to Shoot Great Artwork Videos

Creating high-quality videos is all about doing two things extremely well, namely capturing video and capturing audio. [...]

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D Brent Burkett

Girl Talk by D Brent Burkett was selected as a Finalist in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 1st - 7th, 2017 [...]

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Your Profitable Art Sales

I no longer use the "per square inch" comparative pricing formula. Arbitrarily basing my prices on what someone else charges, doesn't take into account my framing, medium, substrate and payment for my expertise. The frames and substrates I choose are up to me, and also the venue and buyer of my work. [...]

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Art Festivals: A Typical Day in the Tent

The hard work of the show includes not only getting there, but setting up, interacting with clients, and being “on” for hours at a time, up to 11-plus hours per day. [...]

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Paul Batch

Cloud by Paul Batch was selected as a Finalist in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 8

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: Working That Tiny Muscle

As artists, we all know the power of those very tiny adjustments can make all the difference in ourselves, our art—and the world. [...]

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Integrate Your Artist Site with Social Media

These days, savvy artists use Facebook as a vital part of their art marketing because social media can be a boon to one's art career. [...]

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Harry Burman

Untitled by Harry Burman was selected as a Finalist in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Painting in Monochrome

One of the best ways to become comfortable with painting in oil, watercolor, and acrylic is to use two colors and work monochromatically. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from August 25th- 31st, 2017 [...]

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The Three Pillars of a Great Art Gallery

Artists often wonder if, in today's world, they should work with brick-and-mortar art galleries, or, instead, do their own marketing and sell online, directly from their websites. For any given artist, there are a lot of factors, both professional and personal, that play into that decision. [...]

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David Kessler

In The Groove by David Kessler was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Era of Online Art Sales Has Arrived

So, if you haven't considered selling your work directly, or at the very least, learning about direct selling, it might be worth your time. Learning how to sell work on your own might be a good investment, even if you don't intend to use that knowledge anytime soon. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 25th - 31st, 2017 [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2017-2018 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from November 1st, 2017 - May 1st, 2018 [...]

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Daggi Wallace

Breathe by Daggi Wallace was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 7

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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TAKE ME HOME WITH YOU! Will It Go With the Living Room Rug?

Art is…should be….bigger than that. Art should be something spectacular, something you build a room around, not something you match to the décor. Sometimes it’s good to go bold and colorful, edgy and provocative. Art doesn’t always fit in a box. [...]

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The 11 Essential Elements of Every Artist Website - 2017 Edition

In the past, I've periodically published my recommendations for the 11 Essential Elements that every artist website should contain. I've updated them for 2017 below. [...]

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Tim Oliver

Ceta Canyon Cabin by Tim Oliver was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why Artists Need an Artist Website

Most businesses need a great website to be taken seriously. When an artist makes the decision to market and sell her artworks, she is making the decision to start a business. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from August 18th - 24th, 2017 [...]

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How to Write Artwork Descriptions in the Third Person

One thing to note is that this framework is a guide and not meant to be rigidly followed. It’s important to include all the content elements (i.e. your inspiration, how you were pushing boundaries, how your artwork makes you feel), but the ordering of these elements is completely up to you. [...]

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David Smith

Lamentation by David Smith was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Beautiful Side of Facebook

So, next time you're busy in the studio on a painting and you think, "If this comes out well, I can post it on Facebook", think about how that fact alone is contributing to your effort and artistic growth... because, after all... you can exhibit your work online as soon as the painting is completed. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 18th - 24th, 2017 [...]

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What about Art Festivals?

There is no secret path to success. There are no surefire tips. There is no method which we can copy to get the results that another artist did, because we do not share their background, their thought process, their opportunities, challenges, and disadvantages. While we can learn from their story, the major message never changes: the one constant involves hard work, perseverance, determination, grit, and independence. [...]

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Fengshi Jin

Prayer by Fengshi Jin was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 6

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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TAKE ME HOME WITH YOU! Why Are Your Prices So High?

How do we justify our prices when the materials don’t reflect that? [...]

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The Artist's Journey: What If It Doesn't Get Any Easier?

Every artist's journey is going to be different. It isn't wrong to have success come easy. But it is just possible that it robs an artist of the incredible adventure and growth that happens when the journey is hazardous. [...]

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David McBride

THE RACE IS ON by David McBride was selected as FAV 15% in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Texture In Your Art

Texture, implied or not, can create emotions, share messages, or simply add spice to your painting. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from August 11th - 17th, 2017 [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Kevin Macpherson

Find a passion whatever the subject and make it your own. Follow your own path or you’ll never be happy. [...]

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Dan Petrov

Indian Summer by Dan Petrov was selected as FAV 15% in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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