Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Don't miss Keith Bond's advice for unfinished art projects in the new year.

A Time for Completion

So, at this time of year, as you consider what you want to accomplish in your art career, let me suggest that you make a resolution to complete some of those unfinished projects. This is a great time for new completions and happy endings. [...]

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A Heather Arenas painting at the The Bold and the Beautiful show at the Goff Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits January 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from January 4th - 10th, 2019 [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #77

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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Holly Bedrosian's "Ice Dream" was selected as an Honorable Mention in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Holly Bedrosian

Ice Dream by Holly Bedrosian was selected as an Honorable Mention in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to seek out what brings you joy, and peace in your heart.

LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Be Kind, Unwind.

Seek out what brings you joy, and peace in your heart. Find the beauty of the world. Let it heal you. [...]

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Louis Escobedo's "Winter" was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Louis Escobedo

Winter by Louis Escobedo was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares an inspirational message

Two Opposite Perspectives on Life

When we next talk, Christmas will have passed. Please accept my deepest and most sincere wishes for a wonderful Christmas. I intend to take some time off, so if I don’t show up next week, you’ll know why. Frankly, I won’t know what I plan to do till the day comes. [...]

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James Crandall's "Woman on Stone Benches Via Roma" was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

James Crandall

Woman on Stone Benches Via Roma by James Crandall was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A Jennifer Diehl painting at a Solo Show at Mockingbird Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits December - January 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 28th - January 3rd, 2019 [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #76

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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Olga Bolgar's "Construction on Pioneer Square" was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Olga Bolgar

Construction on Pioneer Square by Olga Bolgar was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell's shares a hidden benefit of teaching a workshop

The Hidden Beauty of Teaching

I’m hoping I can offer “community” as another healing power of my art. [...]

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Mike Peterson's "Not in Service" was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mike Peterson

Not in Service by Mike Peterson was selected as a Finalist in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss S.C. Mummert's discussion on an important tool in an artist's toolbox

The One Eyed Liar

For me, the camera’s a tool, that’s it … just one tool in a rather large artistic toolbox. Yes, a powerful tool, to be sure; but one that should be used with care, and an eye on its limits. It does have them. [...]

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Michèle Rais' "Natural Mystic" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Michèle Rais

Natural Mystic by Michèle Rais was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses the importance of knowing who your customer's are.

Artists: Better Serve Your Customers by Knowing Who they Are

Prospecting for Information When You Are Not in Direct Contact With the Buyer [...]

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A Keiko Tanabe painting at the The National Watercolor Society show at Oceanside Museum of Art

Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 21st -28th, 2018 [...]

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Yuki Hall & Diana Marra's "Painting Under The Tuscan Sun - watercolor painting , sketching and Chinese brush painting" workshop in Italy

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from March 1st, 2019 - August 31st, 2019 [...]

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Dawn Kleindorfer's "Blue Abstract" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Dawn Kleindorfer

Blue Abstract by Dawn Kleindorfer was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #75

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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Gina Whalen's "A Delightful Day" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Gina Whalen

A Delightful Day by Gina Whalen was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell shares important tips on how to stay in touch with your art collectors

STAY IN TOUCH: Newsletter Tips for Artists

Our email newsletter is how our audience gets to know us. [...]

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Hollan Holmes' "Industrial Revolution II" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Hollan Holmes

Industrial Revolution II by Hollan Holmes was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs give us an inside look at how galleries select artists

How Galleries Select Artists

So what is the process that occurs in galleries as they are selecting new artists to show? It seems like it would be helpful to understand this process in order to prepare your work and submission materials so you can optimize your chances for success. [...]

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Imre Toth's "Rainy Day 23" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Imre Toth

Rainy Day 23 by Imre Toth was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Dave Geada's interview with talented Artist: Scott Burdick

Artist Spotlight - Scott Burdick (Part 1 - 3)

You know you have a story to tell and sometimes it's better told through visual images and other times it's better told through a novel, and then other times a documentary, and so I continue to do all three. [...]

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Don't miss Keith Bond's follow up article to "excuses are the enemy of opportunity"

Self Doubt

A certain amount of self-doubt is healthy. It keeps us humble and motivates us to strive to learn, practice, and improve our art. But an overabundance can be harmful or even crippling. [...]

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A Mike Wise painting at the "Season of Beauty" at Sage Creek Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 14th -20th, 2018 [...]

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David Smith's "Autumn Splendor" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

David Smith

Autumn Splendor by David Smith was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #74

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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Donald Yatomi's "The Usual" was awarded 3rd Place in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Donald Yatomi

The Usual by Donald Yatomi was awarded 3rd Place in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell shares important tips for your next art show

It's The Little Things That Count

Trust me--it’s those little things that help your art biz grow big! [...]

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Tina Garrett's "Intentional Suffering" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tina Garrett

Intentional Suffering by Tina Garrett was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses how to cultivate your brand

Cultivating your Brand as an Artist

Your brand can’t exist in a vacuum. While you can put a lot of thought and effort into creating a brand, until you put yourself and your work out in front of collectors it’s all theory. Those who experience your work may be able to tell you more about your work than you can. [...]

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Derek Penix's "Manhattan" was awarded Best of Show in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Derek Penix

Manhattan by Derek Penix was awarded Best of Show in the October 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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, it’s just a matter of stealing some time. [...]

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Keith Bond shares how excuses can lead to missed opportunities

Excuses are the Enemy of Opportunity

What excuses do you struggle with most? What fears do you have? What excuses were you able to overcome and what successes came from that? [...]

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An Abigail McBride painting at The Station Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits December 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from December 7th -13th, 2018 [...]

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Terry Miura's "10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes" Workshop in Bainbridge Island, Washington

Special Edition USA Workshops March 2019 Newsletter

Special USA Workshops Edition from March 2019 [...]

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Ann Kraft Walker's "Fear Not Little Bird" was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Ann Kraft Walker

Fear Not Little Bird by Ann Kraft Walker was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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