Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


WHAT I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME ABOUT ARTISTS: We Will Never Know Our True Legacy

I hope we can all find a way, and a reason, to keep on ‘making’. I hope we can let go of envy of the success of others, and our own fears of failure, and simply rejoice that we have the luxury, and the privilege, to be able to do this work. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how art history has changed through the years.

WHAT I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME ABOUT ARTISTS: Now There Are Artists That Look Like Me!

Art History hasn’t been historically inclusive, but that’s changing, for the better! [...]

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Tracy Ference shares why people still want a painted portrait

Why Portraiture?

There is something about the human experience that is revealed within a portrait and people feel drawn to that elusive thing that makes a painting so much more than a photo. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses fine art vs. decorative art

Ask a Gallery Owner | Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art?

I feel that fine art is in the eye of the beholder. I look for artwork that interests and excites me and that will bring an interesting dimension to our gallery. As the email above says, I’m looking for art that has “emotional touch point.” That’s my fine art. A visitor to the gallery might feel the same and become motivated to buy the piece, or they may not experience any connection and walk right out the door. [...]

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There is an audience for everything... You just have to find it.

There's an Audience for Everything: Mourning the End of Regretsy.com and Celebrating What It Taught Me.

Do the work you truly love, using the subjects you really care about, with the medium and techniques that feel “right to you. Create powerful titles that connect emotionally with viewers, and do it all in the way that is unique to you. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's valuable discussion on "professional jealousy"

A HANDY GUIDE TO NIBBLERS: The Fifteen-Minute Read that Can Change Your Life.

We all want to make the work that means something to us, something that is a product of our story. Our story is who we are in the world, and who we want to be. [...]

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Luann Udell shares how to navigate your art career as the times change

TIMES CHANGE. Do We Have To??

There are many ways for our work to become a part of someone else’s story, someone else’s world, someone else’s journey. Keep hope in your heart, and be open to new possibilities. And be patient with yourself, as we all navigate these new waters. [...]

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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 you’ve not visited before, or learning a language, or finding a book outside what you’d normally read. While most seek comfort and security, it’s the discomfort that fosters growth and an invigorating life. [...]

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A World Without Art

Art is powerful. Art is meaningful. It enriches our society. [...]

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Introducing John P. Weiss' Book: An Artful Life

Whether you're a seasoned pro, or a noble "weekend warrior", by the time you finish this book, you will be inspired like never before to stand before your easel and get on with the important work of making the world a better place for all of us. [...]

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Who Are You; Who Were You?

Beware of changing your art simply to emulate others who seem more successful than you. After all, each of us is unique, and we can take advantage of that. [...]

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Mere Shadows of Halloween, Art and Gentlemen

So while the rest of the world is content with a simple "Happy Halloween", we present you with our following commentary on Halloween, Gentlemen and Art... [...]

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The Survival of the Artist in the Automated Age

Art that transcends the commonplace, even occasionally art on a hotel wall, will find its way to those who value and notice the art. And technology will allow more people to find and hopefully collect our art. [...]

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Trust Your Instincts, Not the Experts

You’re an artist. You have a reputation for thinking differently. So . . . earn that reputation. The more we think original thought, the more we manifest that thought into acting differently. [...]

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Don't Forget Your Paints!

Adventures always open our minds and our hearts, not to mention, how they inspire our souls. [...]

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Superlative

When I think about art, which for me is all the time, I do make assessments; I attempt to evaluate the art of others and that of my own. Other art I want to appreciate for what it is and for what it may say. My art I want to evaluate in order to expand and improve. [...]

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What About Discouragement and Despair?

And in today’s art, economic, and social environment, being an artist is pretty challenging. [...]

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Introducing The Life of Art by John P. Weiss

This new cartoon series is called The Life of Art and will begin appearing every Sunday in Fine Art Views. [...]

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HATERS GONNA HATE: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

Art does not speak for itself. We speak for our art. We artists tend to believe that what we create should be obvious to others. [...]

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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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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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When There Are No Words

An artist communicates with their art.....It is a conversation without words, yet still clearly communicated, if done well. [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving - We Give Thanks for Artists

Your work transcends your studio and speaks to the world, to humanity, to future generations. Your artwork moves our souls, brings us to laughter and to tears. [...]

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The Newlywed Game

Our role as artists is even more important than ever...It’s even more important to help others see the true beauty of this world. [...]

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Mere Shadows of Halloween, Art and Gentlemen

So while the rest of the world is content with a simple "Happy Halloween", we present you with our following commentary on Halloween, Gentlemen and Art... [...]

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Painting Is Dead!

Learn what it takes to do what has been done so many times already but still carries on. Because you, us, we are the hope of original paintings once more being sought after, admired and desired. [...]

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What to Do When You Are Assaulted by an Inspirational Story

It’s because there is good in the world – and artists know this – that we identify the lies that obscure the truth. [...]

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Why Your Passport Will Improve Your Art

New experiences stimulate our brains by creating new connections, insights and discoveries. For artists, visiting museums and doing master studies can help us grow. [...]

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The Why, Which, Who, When, Where, What, and How of Fine Art Shows

No matter what happens, never give up creating art, or entering competitions. It really is subjective and art that didn’t get into one show might win an award in another. [...]

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This Is Why Creativity Will Save The World

Art represents hope. And when we choose hope, anything is possible. [...]

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Again and Again

Creative artists, even those like writers or painters who work alone in study or studio, are performing artists though what they do, unlike the thespian or dancer or musician, is not done directly in front of a crowd. [...]

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What I Like About Being An Artist

Art can reveal our social attitudes that can build prejudices and rejection of something different. Art can also build the bridges we need to overcome our differences. [...]

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Art Is Even In Your Latte

Art (and music as well) teaches us to not only look but to see. It gives us permission, in fact forces us, to see things from more than one view point. It allows for multiple mistakes and encourages multiple corrections. [...]

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First Marks

Somewhere in our ancient past is that individual who first recognized possibility and then created the first drawing or the first painting that eventually led us down the path of art. [...]

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How To Create Better Art By Channeling Your Sadness

In a broken world where there is so much suffering, war and despair, thank God there are artists. To remind us that the other side of all that ugliness is beauty and hope. [...]

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I'm a Pusher

We, as artists, are pushers of the best and the cheapest drugs in the world, and the high we are addicted to is wonder. [...]

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My Three Cats and the Real Artist

I may not like you, and/or I may not like your art. I may not like your medium, or your process. But if you are doing your best to make your art - If all you do is make the world a better place for even one person - Then you, and your art, have a place in the world. And you are a ‘good enough’ artist for me. [...]

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Myths That Hold Us Back

The reason it’s important to dispel myths -- not only those we face as artists but in all areas of our lives -- is because we will look for results based upon our belief in the truth of what we’re told. If what we’re told is a myth, then there’s no reason to waste time chasing it, expecting success from an area, or a method, that is not designed to give it. [...]

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If You Want to be an Artist, Understand Loneliness

Late nights of sustained creation. Early morning epiphanies. Private frustrations and repetitive rituals. Long stretches of weekends and canvas time where you are deep in the thick of it. Navigating the whispers of inspiration, personal expression and tortured execution. This is a big part of what it means to be an artist. [...]

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The Assertive Artist

So, build up your self-confidence. Don't take everyone's words as gospel. Don't allow others to knock you or your work down. [...]

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