Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


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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A Jane Hunt painting at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Special Edition USA Exhibits November 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from November 2nd- 8th, 2018 [...]

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Pat Newell's "PP65" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Pat Newell

PP65 by Pat Newell was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Kim VanDerHoek's "The Maze" was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kim VanDerHoek

The Maze by Kim VanDerHoek was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #68

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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Luann Udell discusses the importance of flexing your creative muscle

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #7 Work (gently) through your setbacks.

Not all of us will be world-class artists, or hugely successful artists, or even very good artists. But if you love it, and it's important to you, you must find a way to keep doing it... It's as important to your creative nature as moving is to our physical bodies. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses how real world activities, can help your online demand

Real World Activities Drive Online Demand

You are going to struggle if you aren't participating in real world activities. If you are only ensconced in your studio and your entire marketing plan consists of posting to your website, posting to social media, and relying on search engines, then it's going to be very difficult to truly generate new demand for your art work. [...]

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Leila Pinto's "Wall Street: Exhuberance vs. Uncertainty?" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competi

Leila Pinto

Wall Street: Exhuberance vs. Uncertainty? by Leila Pinto was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares tips on how to help you meet new people and build relationships

Breaking the Ice - Starting Conversations with Potential Art Buyers (and anyone else who crosses your path!)

Once I realized that it wasnít my job to try and impress people with something I said, but rather that it was far more important to be impressed with something they said, I became far more successful at building relationships. [...]

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Marie Tippets' "The Little Performer" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Marie Tippets

The Little Performer by Marie Tippets was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A James Crandall painting at the "Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional" Show at the McBride Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits October - November 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from October 26th - November 1st, 2018 [...]

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Ketih Bond shares his thoughts on original creations

The Spirit Within Your Art

An original creation emanates something from within that is felt. Not by your fingers, but within you. Felt by your spirit. I donít know how or why, but somehow, through the hands of labor and through the labor of love, you imbue within your artistic creation a portion of you. Not your physical self, but in a way part of your spirit self. [...]

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Laurent Botella's "Flammes des enfers" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Laurent Botella

Flammes des enfers by Laurent Botella was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #67

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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Don't miss Luann Udell's inspiring words on celebrating how far we've come.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #6 Measure your progress. And celebrate your milestones.

If we only look at how far we have to go, we forget to celebrate how far we've come. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses how to get your art in front of potential collectors

Capitalizing on Boredom

If you've built your list correctly, your subscribers want to hear from you. They love your art. They're craving for interesting, beautiful, human connections. [...]

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Marz Doerflinger's "Sheís blowing our way" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Marz Doerflinger

Sheís blowing our way by Marz Doerflinger was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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S.C. Mummert's discusses analogous and complementary colors

Analogous and Complementary Color ...

Hereís my take on why this looks so fabulous ... at least to me. Analogous colors are quite gorgeous in their own right. Thatís one reason why a rainbow seems so glorious. Each color is directly related to, and harmonious with, the one directly beside it. [...]

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Del-Bourree Bach's "Early To Rise" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Del-Bourree Bach

Early To Rise by Del-Bourree Bach was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Dave Geada's interview with talented Artist: Susan Lyon

Artist Spotlight - Susan Lyon (Part 1 - 4)

With galleries, it's a relationship. You're dealing with people, and you have to find that right fit. Do they like your work? Do they promote it? Do you trust them? [...]

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Kathy Morris' "Seriously Super Hero" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kathy Morris

Seriously Super Hero by Kathy Morris was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares the importance of painting only what communicates with you.

The Missing Information

Regardless of your style, tight or loose, bold or delicate, put in only what communicates what you want and leave all else out. This will allow the viewer to fill in the missing information in a way that is unique and personal. [...]

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A Laurie Kersey painting at "Catalina: the Wild Side Art Show" in Newport Beach, CA

Special Edition USA Exhibits October 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from October 19th - 25th, 2018 [...]

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Don Sahli's "Chacala Workshop" in Chacala, Mexico

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from January 1st, 2019 - July 1st, 2019 [...]

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Mark Bird's "Via Dei Montanini Siena Italy" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mark Bird

Via Dei Montanini Siena Italy by Mark Bird was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #66

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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Luann Udell discusses how to "keep your eye on the prize"

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #5 Eyes on the Prize!

Art is truly the gift that keeps on giving.... If it speaks to someone else, if it inspires THEM to do the work of THEIR heart, if it lifts THEIR heart and heals THEM, the circle keeps on growing. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses how to avoid missed opportunities.

How to Get Lucky

On many days, when I give myself permission to "play" and "wander" and let goals slide, opportunities arise and/or the day's work is more productive than if I had adhered rigidly to the Tyranny of the Task List. And often, on days where I strictly adhere to my task, dutifully advancing in baby steps toward my goals.....I tend to miss opportunities in the pursuit of checking off every item. [...]

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Nyle Gordon's "Dusk to Dawn" was awarded 3rd Place in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nyle Gordon

Dusk to Dawn by Nyle Gordon was awarded 3rd Place in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' discussion on "So are art galleries going to disappear completely"

The Art Gallery is Dead . . . Long Live the Art Gallery

So are art galleries going to disappear completely? As I said, Iíve recently read blog posts and articles suggesting that this is the case, and that their demise is imminent. I suspect that this assertion is somewhat premature and that, in fact, galleries arenít going to disappear as an institution, but rather are simply going to go through a major transformation. [...]

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Yael Maimon's "Windows to the Soul" was awarded 2nd Place in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Yael Maimon

Windows to the Soul by Yael Maimon was awarded 2nd Place in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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Abigail McBride's "Roman and Bluey" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Abigail McBride

Roman and Bluey by Abigail McBride was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares the importance of replenishing your creativity.

Refilling the Well

You must refill the well if you wish to access it again....Much of the refilling occurs naturally for artistic and creative types. [...]

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A Laurie Kersey painting at the Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Special Edition USA Exhibits October 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from October 12th - 18th, 2018 [...]

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Rob Rey's "Bioluminescence IV" was awarded Best of Show in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Rob Rey

Bioluminescence IV by Rob Rey was awarded Best of Show in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #65

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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Luann Udell discusses how we must nourish our artistic nature regularly

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #4

Our artistic nature is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised regularly, too. [...]

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Clint Watson shares the benefits of giving yourself enough quiet time to play and experiment...

Systematic Wandering

The danger with goals is it becomes very easy to become focused on the goal, to the exclusion of better options. [...]

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Lindsey Bittner Graham's "Branding at Dusk" was selected as a FAV 15% in the July 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Lindsey Bittner Graham

Branding at Dusk by Lindsey Bittner Graham was selected as a FAV 15% in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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