Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Eric Rhoads shares how to make time for your dreams

When Stealing Is Acceptable

Today, not tomorrow, is always the answer to getting something done. I have no doubt you can do it, itís just a matter of stealing some time. [...]

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Tears of Joy

Though these fires are horrific, the ashes provide moments of clarity, moments of gratefulness and a much needed fresh start for some. Though reaching out to these people I did not know what to say or how they would respond, but Iím encouraged by their strength, their resolve, and their gratefulness. Iím not sure Iíd be as strong. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads inspiring column on how your art can be the story you leave behind.

Art From the Ashes

How can you get out of your comfort zone? It may be as simple as a visit to a gallery or an art exhibition or a museum youíve not visited before, or learning a language, or finding a book outside what youíd normally read. While most seek comfort and security, itís the discomfort that fosters growth and an invigorating life. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares how to spread generosity through your art

The Art of Giving Paintings Away

What can you do to live generously today? It may not be about a painting, or even a physical gift at all. It may be about listening or helping or just reaching out to someone who needs an ear. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares how stepping out of your comfort zone can impact your goals

Conquer Your Unrealized Dreams

A goal without a plan to execute is a goal that is unlikely to be realized. Understanding where you are and where you want to be helps you find the gap between those two points. What are the obstacles within that gap? We all need specific clarity about the problem to be solved, the specifics of the opportunity or obstacle, and the steps required to execute our strategy. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses how to survive and thrive in the art world

How Art Businesses Die

The part of the cycle I want to discuss today is death - when your business is no longer sustainable and there is no one to support it... My goal is to help you, or those you know, to prevent death - to keep art selling. [...]

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The Need to Reconnect

I always say that you have to give yourself oxygen before helping others, because without it, you canít help others as well. What do you need for yourself that you keep thinking about doing, but you find all the reasons you canít? What old stories are holding you back? [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the best way to grow your business

Mining Old Gold: The BEST Way to Sell More Artwork

The best way to grow your business is from your real most valuable asset: your existing customers. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads inspiring column on not giving power to the wrong thoughts

A Tale of Two Mindsets

Today is a good day to have a chat with yourself about what you believe and how you want to change your story. I can tell you that if you repeat your new story enough, your old story will fade. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses how to achieve marketing goals

What One Marketing Method Would You Use If You Were Just Getting Started?

Building a website, talking about your art, making e-mail and mailing lists of the names of people who like your work ...these can all be goals for an artist whoís just starting out. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the impact painting in nature can have on you

Nature Calling

Soon your summer will come to an end. Schools are starting, vacations are ending, and time alone with nature often becomes less easy to find. If there is time, give yourself this gift of one spot, breathing the air, smelling the scent of pines, and staring into the rich colors of nature. It will feed your soul. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the importance of working toward being the best of the best...

You Can Strive to Be the Worldís Best

What have you always wanted to learn? What are you doing where you can see yourself working toward being the best of the best? [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance first impressions make on your art sales

Are First Impressions Killing Your Art Sales?

Every first impression matters. It sets the tone. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on how to better accomplish your goals

The Last Sunday in July

What is your destination? What is your top priority? [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of building your brand, prices and a luxury appearance.

Six Tips to Get More Money For Your Paintings Without Hurting Sales

You will lose some customers at a higher price, but youíll make more money and work less. Build the importance of your brand with constant repetition over years and a luxury appearance. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his inspirational thoughts on making hard changes.

When Change Is Hard But Good

Though I hope youíre not stuck, it might be worth asking yourself if you are and what you could do to get you into a better place. Today is as good as any to think about it. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of continuity when marketing your art.

The Land of Danger for Art Marketers

Marketing is like a jet that never lands and has to be continually refueled in the air. If you land it, you lose momentum and itís much harder to take off again ó and youíll see a reduction in business before long. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on helping to change the world

The First Step to Changing the World

I could tell more stories, but the point is that interests and passion drove my actions. Though I had some self-doubt and fear about whether I could get these things done, my passion overcame my fear. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the important role a frame can play in selling your artwork.

Using Frames To Sell Artwork

Itís important to think of a painting as a whole package. Quality paintings and quality frames go together. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on the importance of evolving, learning and making changes.

Perfect and Imperfect Fathers

Life is full of lessons and corrections. Thankfully, we continue to evolve, learn, and make changes. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the value of repeated exposure.

How to Kill an Ad Campaign

Why Getting Sick of Your Ads Will Hurt Your Business [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his belief, that it's never too late to make your dreams come true.

How Dreams Come True

The world has been blessed with amazing things that would not exist had some woman or man allowed their dreams to be prevented by their negative mindset. [...]

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Eric Rhoads' discusses the power "branding" can have on your art career.

The Ultimate Power of Branding: Why a da Vinci Sold for $450.3 Million

Never underestimate the power of a well thought-out marketing strategy. It can make an unknown artist known, or take an artist whose work isnít selling and make it sell. It can get an artist invited to events and get people buzzing. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of down time.

The Magic of Summer

One of the things I love about summer is the release of the brain muscle. Itís tight all year, jammed with projects, workload, and stress, and summer provides a chance to stop squeezing that muscle at that level and allow new ideas to float in at a leisurely pace... Since summer is right around the corner: What will you do? If you learned that this is your last summer, what would you get done that youíve kept putting off? [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads' advice to artists, on the importance of communication.

The Empty Building: What You May Be Missing as an Artist

When someone calls you, they are giving you permission to reach them, even if you have to call more than once. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses facing life's challenges

Temporary Moments of Discomfort

How do you look at lifeís challenges and problems? Do you face your problems with grace, and with a sense that no matter how dark it is, youíll be better off on the other side? [...]

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When Lightning Strikes

Today is a good time to think about missed -or captured- opportunities, and to plant a seed in your mind to be on the lookout and ready to jump when opportunity strikes. [...]

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Beating "The System"

Engage your mind and find ways to overcome what others have not figured out. Start by believing that you have what it takes, your own unique ideas and perspective, which no one else on earth has. Use it to your advantage. [...]

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Warm Memories

Letís each go out of our way to create memories, and letís cherish the memories we hold dear. We would all be better off spending more time enjoying those memories. [...]

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Listening to the Voices in Your Head

You have unbelievable gifts within you, things you donít even know you have, that have been molded by the experiences in your life. Adversity may have been painful but itís where many of our gifts come from. [...]

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Being Deliberate

What will you do this week to impart lessons to friends, family, and others, which are important for them to hear or experience? [...]

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When Moments Matter

If you had just one thing you needed to get done, needed to accomplish, and you had to get it done now, so you knew it would get done before your unexpected last breath, what would that one thing be? [...]

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The Baby Steps to Giant Dreams

Not only do I want you to live your passion, your dream, I want you to be ready to ride this coming big wave, and to be able to thrive when the wave ends and economic downturns occur. [...]

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The Suffering Artist

Paint like no one will ever see it, so the only person youíre pleasing is yourself. Youíll have breakthroughs unlike any you could otherwise experience. [...]

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Misguided Resolutions

In 2018 may you be blessed with miles of smiles, surrounded by people you love and want to be around, filled with realized dreams and the ability to help others change their lives and the joy of knowing you did it on your own. [...]

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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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Somethingís Knocking at My Brain

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

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