Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Clint Watson discusses the difference between driving traffic to your website vs building an audience

Driving Traffic is Noise, Building an Audience is Music

You don't sell art by driving traffic. You sell art by building an audience. And in the same way that noise isn't music, driving traffic is not building an audience. [...]

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Tony Allain's "One Sister" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tony Allain

One Sister by Tony Allain was selected as a Finalist in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses how words can make a difference in sales

Selling Art: Words that Make a Difference

While there are those times that exactly the right buyer appears and finds exactly the right art, it is much more frequently a significant amount of effort to close a sale. [...]

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Diann Klink's "Behind the Green Door" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Diann Klink

Behind the Green Door by Diann Klink was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the impact painting in nature can have on you

Nature Calling

Soon your summer will come to an end. Schools are starting, vacations are ending, and time alone with nature often becomes less easy to find. If there is time, give yourself this gift of one spot, breathing the air, smelling the scent of pines, and staring into the rich colors of nature. It will feed your soul. [...]

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Michele Ashby's "Jamel" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Michele Ashby

Jamel by Michele Ashby was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how spending time on a regular basis on any task can be much more effective

Weed the Garden

In your art business, there are many weeds that are preventing you from being your most productive. Spending time on a regular basis to keep them in check will do far more than a less frequent weeding blitz. [...]

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A Jennifer McChristian painting at "Found in Translation (Three Woman Show)" in Abend Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits August - September 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 31st- September 6th, 2018 [...]

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Julie Wileman's "Unexpected Joy!" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Julie Wileman

Unexpected Joy! by Julie Wileman was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #59

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 shares ideas for finding your tribe.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #11 : Find Your Peeps!

Ideas for ways to find your tribe. [...]

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Clint Watson shares how professionals deal with criticism and complaints

Professional Pain

Professionals process the pain of criticism and complaints into positive outcomes. [...]

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Daggi Wallace's "Simus Iussu Cypridis (At Venus' Command)" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competit

Daggi Wallace

Simus Iussu Cypridis (At Venus' Command) by Daggi Wallace was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss S.C. Mummert's the continuation of "Life on the Edge"

Life On The Edge - Part II

Correspondingly our last article took the virtually limitless array of Edges and compressed them down into just three categories—Hard, Soft & Lost. This time, we’ll try and provide several suggestions of just how we might apply those three basic variations ... the when & the where. [...]

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J.M. Brodrick's "The Pollock" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

J.M. Brodrick

The Pollock by J.M. Brodrick was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares why you shouldn't discriminate against your acquaintances being art collectors

From a Reader- Creating Art Sales by Promoting your Work to Your Network of Acquaintances

The next time your work is being featured in a show, open studio or some other invent, make sure the people you know are the first to receive invitations! [...]

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Anthony de Klerk's "Sithi A state of being 3" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Anthony de Klerk

Sithi A state of being 3 by Anthony de Klerk was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares the importance of keeping the faith throughout your art career.

Of Fear and Faith

When you're flying high, keep in mind that things can change, and when you're feeling low, keep the faith. [...]

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A Brienne Brown painting at an Art Exhibit at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 24th -30th, 2018 [...]

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Kevin Macpherson's "Macpherson Art and Photography in Guatemala" workshop

Special Edition International Workshops 2018- 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from November 1st, 2018 - May 1st, 2019 [...]

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Tim Oliver's "Solstice Sunset" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tim Oliver

Solstice Sunset by Tim Oliver was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #58

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 shares tips & highlights on how to make these "meetings" your own.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS: #10 Make It Your Own!

Take advantage of new options for your meet-ups. [...]

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Clint Watson shares the importance of sharing your art with the world.

Make Your Dent

Your art would be missed if you stopped doing what you're doing. Even if you only have one customer, remember: It makes a difference to that one. [...]

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Christelle Grey's "Playful Friends" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Christelle Grey

Playful Friends by Christelle Grey was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Dave Geada's interview with talented Artist: Kyle Ma

Artist Spotlight - Kyle Ma

Without my skills I may have great ideas, but no way to share them. Modern art people say technique hurts our creativity, but I say the opposite. Learning these skills frees us. It’s like that saying “learn the rules and then break them”. [...]

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Brian Astle's "Arrangement in Yellow and Blue" was awarded 3rd Place in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Brian Astle

Arrangement in Yellow and Blue by Brian Astle was awarded 3rd Place in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the importance of working toward being the best of the best...

You Can Strive to Be the World’s Best

What have you always wanted to learn? What are you doing where you can see yourself working toward being the best of the best? [...]

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Nancy Tankersley's "Folley Beach Morning" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nancy Tankersley

Folley Beach Morning by Nancy Tankersley was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares the importance of investing in yourself as an entrepreneur.

Invest in Yourself

If I want to grow my business and connect with more collectors, it is worth it to me to continue to spend time improving both my art and business/marketing. I am a small business owner. I am an entrepreneur. And I am an artist. [...]

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A Terry C. Hall painting at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 17th -23rd, 2018 [...]

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Kenneth Yarus' "Finding Yourself" was awarded Best of Show in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kenneth Yarus

Finding Yourself by Kenneth Yarus was awarded Best of Show in the June 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #57

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 shares the last question in the series "The Four Questions"

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #9: "What Support Do You Need?"

Go ahead, ask for help. It’s what tribes are for! [...]

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Aaron Westerberg in his studio

Mastery Before Marketing

A rule of thumb for building a successful art business: "Mastery before Marketing." [...]

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Laurie Kersey's "Point Lobos Cypress" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Laurie Kersey

Point Lobos Cypress by Laurie Kersey was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares the advantages to using email as a way to stay in touch with potential collectors

Why we Don't Hand out Photos or Brochures in the Gallery

Now, instead of handing someone a folder full of bios and photos of artwork, we let an interested client know that we would be happy to email her the information. Emailing the information is better for everyone involved. [...]

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E Melinda Morrison's "African Dreams" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

E Melinda Morrison

African Dreams by E Melinda Morrison was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance first impressions make on your art sales

Are First Impressions Killing Your Art Sales?

Every first impression matters. It sets the tone. [...]

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Aaron Westerberg's "Immersion" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Aaron Westerberg

Immersion by Aaron Westerberg was selected as a Finalist in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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