Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Don't miss Jason Horejs' discussion on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Showing in a Co-op Gallery

Is Showing your Art in a Co-op Gallery Worthwhile?

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about the advisability of showing your work in a “vanity”gallery... So, is it worthwhile for an artist to show in a co-op gallery? [...]

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Neva Rossi's "Red Scarf" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Neva Rossi

Red Scarf by Neva Rossi was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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 isn’t selling and make it sell. It can get an artist invited to events and get people buzzing. [...]

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Tal Dvir's "The Pianist" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tal Dvir

The Pianist by Tal Dvir was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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In this second article, Lori Woodward demonstrates how she uses lines in her art work.

Simplify Landscape Painting Using Straight Lines

This is part two on using straight lines to block in subjects in the drawing stage of a painting. [...]

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A John Buxton painting in an Upcoming OPA Annual Exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits June 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from June 1st-7th, 2018 [...]

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Larry Cannon's "A Moment in Time: Malibu" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Larry Cannon

A Moment in Time: Malibu by Larry Cannon was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #47

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 effects money can have on your business decisions.

Too Much Money

Don’t let a lack of big bucks keep you from the small, daily steps we all need to make, to move our art further out into the world. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses the benefits of a Spillover Effect in the next part in "What Collector's Want"

What Collectors Want, Part 5: Spillover Effects

When an art gallery carries the works of a famous artist, it creates a huge spillover effect of attention that benefits all the other artists hanging in the gallery. Ask yourself how you can re-create a similar spillover effect in your own marketing. [...]

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Michael Holter's "Violet's Ridge" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Michael Holter NWS

Violet's Ridge by Michael Holter NWS was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs' shares his thoughts on a "Vanity" Gallery...

Should Artists Show their Art in “Vanity” Galleries?

In a recent interview, I was asked where I saw the art gallery business going in the next ten years. This is a very interesting question... [...]

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Sean Hatter's "Stepping Down" was awarded 3rd Place in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Sean Hatter

Stepping Down by Sean Hatter was awarded 3rd Place in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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. It’s 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 you’ve kept putting off? [...]

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Valerie Craig's "Whitewashed" was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Valerie Craig

Whitewashed by Valerie Craig was awarded the BoldBrush award in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares a lesson from studying with Richard Schmid

Simplify Drawing Using Straight Lines on Rounded Objects

Try drawing your rounded objects with angular straight lines... I think you'll find that it makes drawing a lot easier. [...]

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A Nancy Boren painting in an Upcoming OPA Show at the Steamboat Art Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits May 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from May 25th-31st, 2018 [...]

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Eugen Chisnicean's "Biennale du bassin D'Arcachon" workshop in France

Special Edition International Workshops 2018- 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from May 26th, 2018 - February 1st, 2019 [...]

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Jie Wei Zhou's "Prayer Wheel" was awarded Best of Show in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jie Wei Zhou

Prayer Wheel by Jie Wei Zhou was awarded Best of Show in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #46

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 last installment in her series "Thin Secret for Success"

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 13 Thin people do what works

All you're ultimately left with is the path you've chosen, and the story you tell about it. We can’t choose whether it will bring us fame, or wealth, or self-worth. Only time and history can do that. But we can choose what role it will play in our life. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses the importance of Curation as the next part in "What Collector's Want"

What Collectors Want, Part 4: Curation

How is an art collector supposed to find art to consider? You can't expect a collector to look through thousands of websites. Curation is and has always been the solution. [...]

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Donald Yatomi our newest BoldBrush Sponsored Artist

Donald Yatomi

Green Engine BNSF Series 001 by Donald Yatomi, BoldBrush Sponsored Artist [...]

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S.C. Mummert discusses more ways artists can explore and experiment with composition.

Composition Should Be a Tool - Not a Rule

Some years ago a popular artist was quoted, “When it comes to rules regarding composition ... there are no rules”. I happen to agree. I agree largely because each of us should be actively exploring... experimenting... pushing artistic boundaries... without any limitations. [...]

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Charlene M Brown's "Captured" was a Finalist in BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Charlene M Brown

Captured by Charlene M Brown was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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Nicole Moné's "The Model's Perspective" was a Finalist in BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nicole Moné

The Model's Perspective by Nicole Moné was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward's discusses the importance of mastery before marketing.

Just Starting Out? Forget The Business Plan - Develop Your Style

I discovered that developing an elaborate business plan, while it was fun, was also a waste of my time and energy. Why is that?... [...]

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A Jeremy Lipking Painting in an Upcoming Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Exhibit

Special Edition USA Exhibits May 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from May 18th - 24th, 2018 [...]

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Susan N. Jarvis' "Eight Years Old" was a Finalist in BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Susan N. Jarvis

Eight Years Old by Susan N. Jarvis was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #45

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 "When times change, we can choose to change, too."

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 12 Thin people practice early intervention.

When things change, and the old ways aren't working, moaning and complaining about it doesn’t help. It won’t change anything. The only thing you can change is…well, YOU. You can change your outlook, your goals, your process, your path. [...]

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Clint Watson covers three extremely important ways to bring people to your website.

How to Get Traffic to Your Artist Website

People want and need to see artwork in person. Your online activities support your offline activities. [...]

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Liz Phillips' "Meadow's Eleven" was a Finalist in BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Liz Phillips

Meadow's Eleven by Liz Phillips was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses a sometimes forgotten form of communication.

A Simple, Focused Snail-Mail Campaign

In this age of being digitally over-connected, sometimes something tangible sent via snail mail will really impress. [...]

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Linda Tuma Robertson's "Bluebird Watching the Sunset" was a Finalist in the BoldBrush Painting Competition

Linda Tuma Robertson

Bluebird Watching the Sunset by Linda Tuma Robertson was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses facing life's challenges

Temporary Moments of Discomfort

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

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Robin Willimason's "The Widower" a Finalist in the BoldBrush Painting Competition

Robin Williamson

The Widower by Robin Williamson was selected as a Finalist in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The True Focus of Art Marketing

A detailed understanding of the various levels and types of art collectors helps gallerists and artists know where and how to reach potential buyers. [...]

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A Jeremy Lipking Painting in Upcoming Aradia Gallery Exhibit

Special Edition USA Exhibits May 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from May 11th - 17th, 2018 [...]

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