Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


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

The Life of Art, Series #64

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 getting to the studio--is half the battle.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #3: You have to do it even when you don't feel like it.

Getting to the gymóor the studioóis half the battle. Have your winning arguments ready! [...]

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Artist Kathleen Dunphy is one of our Curators' Picks for September 2018.

BoldBrush Curators' Picks - 21 Noteworthy Artists

Curators' Finds for September- 21 Noteworthy Artists [...]

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Clint Watson discusses how to build your subscriber list

Your Hidden Email Subscriber List

If you don't have anyone on your mailing list, you don't have an exposure problem - you have an organization problem. [...]

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Lynn Wade's "Teamwork" was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Lynn Wade

Teamwork by Lynn Wade was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares how to take control of your time to free you up for more creative time,

Control Your Time and Become a More Successful Artist

You might not think of it this way, but as an artist you are the owner of a small business, just as I am... [...]

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Christian Hemme's "St. Peter Paul" was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Christian Hemme

St. Peter Paul by Christian Hemme was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Jeanne Rosier Smith's "Extra Whip" was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Jeanne Rosier Smith

Extra Whip by Jeanne Rosier Smith was selected as a Finalist in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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The Need to Reconnect

I always say that you have to give yourself oxygen before helping others, because without it, you canít help others as well. What do you need for yourself that you keep thinking about doing, but you find all the reasons you canít? What old stories are holding you back? [...]

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A Keiko Tanabe painting at the 38th San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition

Special Edition USA Exhibits September - October 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 28th- October 4th, 2018 [...]

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To Teach or Not To Teach

Some of you teach art workshops or classes. Some of you donít. And some of you are considering it. [...]

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Linda DeRosa's "Stormy Vows" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Linda DeRosa

Stormy Vows by Linda DeRosa was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #63

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 benefits of doing art from the heart

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #2 Do What You Love!

When we do the work of our heart, itís easier to get to the studio! [...]

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Clint Watson discusses why you should aim to be original in your art business

Be the One Everyone Else Compares Themselves To

Be original. Do you better than anyone else. And be the one everyone else compares themselves to. [...]

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Wilf Warkentin's "Mystique" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Wilf Warkentin

Mystique by Wilf Warkentin was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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S.C. Mummert's discusses 2 important types of edges.

Life on the Edge - Part III

In the world of edges, Halation and Pointing are loosely related, which is why I present them here together. Theyíre related in that they both use soft, lost or blurred edges to help achieve their effect. [...]

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Vitaly Semenchenko's "July 31, 2018" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Vitaly Semenchenko

July 31, 2018 by Vitaly Semenchenko was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the best way to grow your business

Mining Old Gold: The BEST Way to Sell More Artwork

The best way to grow your business is from your real most valuable asset: your existing customers. [...]

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Otto Sturcke's "To Love and Light" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Otto Sturcke

To Love and Light by Otto Sturcke was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses the importance of practice, study, and discipline

Practice Your Art

Neither musicians nor athletes perform without a lot of practice. In most cases more time is spent practicing than performing. Yet, many visual artists think that once they reach the professional level, they no longer need practice. [...]

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A Nancy Boren painting at the "American Impressionist Society Show" at the Guenzel Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 21st - 27th, 2018 [...]

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

Special Edition International Workshops 2018- 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from December 1st, 2018 - June 1st, 2019 [...]

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Christopher Westfall's "Reese's" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Christopher Westfall

Reese's by Christopher Westfall was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #62

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 on how tiny actions can lead to big accomplishments

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #1: Put on Your Gym Shoes!

Micro-steps are TINY actions that can help us overcome BIG mental obstacles. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses the power of branding

Branding is the Only Power Artists Have

Branding, in the sense of being a power, is defined much more narrowly than the way most marketing people use the term. [...]

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Matthew J Cutter's "Ocean Surge" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Matthew J Cutter

Ocean Surge by Matthew J Cutter was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares the advantages of asking for a photo of sold artwork

Quick Art Marketing Tip: Request a Photo of Artwork Recently Purchased

By the way, itís never too late to ask for this photo. Getting in touch with past clients to ask for a photo of artwork is not only a great way to get the image, itís a great excuse to get back in touch with a past buyer and remind them of your work. [...]

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Ron Bigony "Southwest Series by" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Ron Bigony

Southwest Series by Ron Bigony was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads inspiring column on not giving power to the wrong thoughts

A Tale of Two Mindsets

Today is a good day to have a chat with yourself about what you believe and how you want to change your story. I can tell you that if you repeat your new story enough, your old story will fade. [...]

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Peto Poghosyan's "In Motion" was awarded 3rd Place in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Peto Poghosyan

In motion by Peto Poghosyan was awarded 3rd Place in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses the benefits of building up other artists

Good Karma

And I find that there is good karma when you talk up another artistís work and help collectors decide to purchase it. It usually comes back around in one way or another. It isnít always right away. But it does come back around. [...]

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A Laurie Kersey painting at the "Ladies First" show at the Christopher Queen Galleries

Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2018 Newsletter

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

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Nancy Boren's "Way Out West" was awarded 2nd Place in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Nancy Boren

Way Out West by Nancy Boren was awarded 2nd Place in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #61

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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ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS FOR ARTISTS

Nobody here but us unorganized procrastinators! [...]

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Clint Watson discusses the importance of having prices on your art website

Why You Need Prices on Your Art Website

A gallery website today should allow a customer to begin...and complete the entire transaction with a smartphone, without ever having to call someone at the gallery. [...]

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Richard Prather's "Viva El Rio Grande" was awarded the BoldBrush award in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition.

Richard Prather

Viva El Rio Grande by Richard Prather was awarded the BoldBrush award in the July 2018 BoldBrush Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares 3 tips that will help you better follow up with your clients.

3 Tips to Help You Better Follow Up With Art Buyers and Make More Sales

When you consider the lifetime value of a collector who ends up buying multiple pieces from you, the cost of a failure to follow-up is staggering. [...]

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