Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Roles" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #4: The Roles

The greatest gift you can give a woman is to LISTEN to her! [...]

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John Weiss' continued discussion on the three important words to help you be successful.

The 3 Words You Need to Know for Greater Success, Part 2

As a creative, consider the work you’re producing. Does it stand out? If not, try doing the opposite of what you’re currently doing. Switch things up. [...]

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Marc Hanson's "Sliver-3" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Marc Hanson

Sliver-3 by Marc Hanson was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses the advantages and disadvantages of social media platforms for marketing your art.

Discussion: What do you Feel is the Best Social Media Platform for Marketing Your Art?

The social media landscape is always changing, but it does seem like we’ve reached a point where a few major providers are dominating the market. [...]

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Dannica Walker's "Why" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Dannica Walker

Why by Dannica Walker was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

Using Frames To Sell Artwork

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

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Graham Berry's "Summer in the city" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Graham Berry

Summer in the city by Graham Berry was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares some important tips on how to create your art business.

Art is a Business

Art is much, much more than simply creating. [...]

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A Jennifer Diehl painting in an upcoming solo show at the Lawrence Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits June - July 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from June 29th-July 5th, 2018 [...]

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Pavel Sokov's "Jackie" was awarded 3rd Place in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Pavel Sokov

Jackie by Pavel Sokov was awarded 3rd Place in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #51

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 discussion on the power of affirmations, the next post in her series "The Four Questions"

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #3: The Power of Affirmations

You get to choose who you are in the world. [...]

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John Weiss discusses the three important words to help you be successful.

The 3 Words You Need to Know for Greater Success, Part 1

There are three words you need to know that can help you achieve greater success. Those three words are: Do the opposite [...]

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Nathaniel Skousen's "Beholden to None" was awarded 2nd Place in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nathaniel Skousen

Beholden to None by Nathaniel Skousen was awarded 2nd Place in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' discussion on the Advantages and Disadvantages of working with a Traditional Gallery

Does it Make Sense To Show Your Art in Commercial (Consignment) Galleries?

As in my previous posts on fee-for-representation galleries and co-op galleries, I’d like to lay out some of the advantages and disadvantage of working with a traditional gallery. [...]

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Carla Paine's "Equilibrium" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Carla Paine

Equilibrium by Carla Paine was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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 Bowman's "Picture Show" was awared Best of Show in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Eric Bowman

Picture Show by Eric Bowman was awarded Best of Show in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward's discusses how to build your skill set by narrowing your focus.

For Love and Money

What if I could make just as much, or more money painting the subject matter that truly motivates me? Since it is a given that in order to attract a collector clan, I'll need an easily defined, connected body of work with a unique style, why not make that body of work something that I'll never tire of? [...]

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A Laurie Kersey painting in an upcoming OPA salon show at the CTAC.

Special Edition USA Exhibits June 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from June 22nd - 28th, 2018 [...]

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Sara Linda Poly's "Plein Air Painting in Tuscany" workshop in Italy

Special Edition International Workshops 2018- 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from September 1st, 2018 - March 1st, 2019 [...]

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A John Buxton painting, our newest BoldBrush Signature Artist

John Buxton

The Agile Bark Canoe by John Buxton, BoldBrush Signature Artist [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's continued discussion on the importance of an art group.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #2 Why This Group?

Socializing is good, it’s good to be social! But not all social, all the time. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #50

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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A Robert Lemler painting, our newest BoldBrush Signature Artist

Robert Lemler

Alaska by Robert Lemler, BoldBrush Signature Artist [...]

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Clint Watson discusses how to make sure your website is Secure.

Ensure Your Artist Website Doesn't Repel Customers Starting In July

Now is the time to ensure that your artist website serves securely. If you've not yet done so, you're almost out of time. [...]

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S.C. Mummert discusses three important color topics: saturation, transmission and shadows in his latest piece.

Where's The Color?

Okay... the fact is these chromatic elements exist around us in nature. But as is so often the case in art, we sometimes need a little nudge to actually “see” what’s going on... to become more in tune with what’s happening optically, so we can put it to use in our own work. [...]

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Mike Wise's "October Corn Field" was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mike Wise

October Corn Field by Mike Wise was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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Tibor Nagy's "Windows" was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tibor Nagy

Windows by Tibor Nagy was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares the value of always being a student...

Adding Value to Your Artwork

Never settle... as soon as you think you've learned everything there is to know about making fine art, your work is in trouble. [...]

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An Aaron Westerberg painting in an upcoming solo exhibit at the NOH/WAVE.

Special Edition USA Exhibits June 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from June 15th - 21st, 2018 [...]

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Tai Meng Lim's "Koiful Play" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tai Meng Lim

Koiful Play by Tai Meng Lim was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #49

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 having an "art group" and how it can help you grow creatively.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #1 Create Your Artist Support Group

When your peeps have your back, it's easier to move forward. [...]

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Don't miss Clint Watson's final post in his 6 part "What Collectors Want"

What Collectors Want, Part 6: Exclusivity

What art collector doesn't want to feel special and part of an exclusive club? And who's in a better position to offer exclusive access to an artist's work or an artist's time than the artist herself? [...]

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Greg Clibon's "Snow Bank" was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Greg Clibon

Snow Bank by Greg Clibon was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Zac Elletson discusses how past and present artists can influence your artistic style.

Finding Your Style

How to find your art style and artistic voice. [...]

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Johanna Spinks' "Izzy's Balcony" was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Johanna Spinks

Izzy's Balcony by Johanna Spinks was selected as a Finalist in the March 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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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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