Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Don't miss S.C. Mummert's continued discussion on camera's and their optical distortion.

The One-Eyed Liar (Part 2)

Last time, we examined the camera’s tendency to compress values and alter colors. This month we’ll explore its penchant for optical distortion. [...]

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John Cooney's "The Man from Donegal Town" was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

John Cooney

The Man from Donegal Town by John Cooney was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares some tips on how to thank your art collector after a sale.

Don't Overdo the Gratitude When you Make an Art Sale

Instead of over-thanking, congratulate your client for their purchase. You will be amazed at how much better your post-sale experience will be when you focus on congratulating in addition to thanking. [...]

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Don't miss Keith Bond's part 2 in his series about workshops

Learn To Fish - Part 2 in a series about Workshops

So, when you decide you are ready to take a workshop, determine not to seek out fishes, but rather seek out an artist or artists who will teach you how to fish. [...]

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An Abigail McBride painting at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art exhibit

Special Edition USA Exhibits February 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from February 1st - 7th, 2019 [...]

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Simon Winegar's "The Bones of America" was selected as a FAV 15% in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Simon Winegar

The Bones of America by Simon Winegar was selected as a FAV 15% in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #81

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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Teresa Vito's "Nobility" was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Teresa Vito

Nobility by Teresa Vito was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to respect your creative process

What You and M. Night Shyamalan Have In Common

Be all you can be. Rejoice that you can be an artist in the world today, with few restrictions, except for the ones you take on yourself. [...]

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Calvin Lai's "The Young Captain" was awarded 3rd Place in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Calvin Lai

The Young Captain by Calvin Lai was awarded 3rd Place in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs discussion on "Should you Use your Name or a Business Name?"

Branding: Artists, Build your Brand Around Your Name

Unlike other businesses, as an artist, you are your brand. [...]

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Steve Wilda's "Lost Soul, South of France, 1917" was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Steve Wilda

Lost Soul, South of France, 1917 by Steve Wilda was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares how to communicate with others about your art

How to Convince Anyone to Do Anything

Translate everything to a story others can relate to. Find things that matter to the listener. Doing so will make a huge difference in everything you do. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how workshops can help improve your art skills at any level

Workshops - An Investment in Yourself

So, some of you may have painted for many years. You have taken workshops in the past. You might even teach them now. But if you have reached a plateau or you simply want to understand art at a higher level, then consider attending another workshop. [...]

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A Tibor Nagy painting at the "Chasing the Light" show at InSight Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits January 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from January 25th - 31st, 2019 [...]

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Poppy Balser's "Working with Watercolours in the Studio" workshop in Digby, Nova Scotia Canada

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from April 1st, 2019 - September 30th, 2019 [...]

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Barbara Jaenicke's "Subtle Hints of Light" was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Barbara Jaenicke

Subtle Hints of Light by Barbara Jaenicke was selected as a Finalist in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #80

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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Sheila Steinborn's "Surf and Shore" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Sheila Steinborn

Surf and Shore by Sheila Steinborn was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's lesson on "your next studio"

LESSONS FROM THE MOVE: Your Next Studio

It doesn’t get easier. The life lessons just keep coming, and that’s a good thing. I hope! [...]

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Arti Chauhan's "The Hermit"was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Arti Chauhan

The Hermit by Arti Chauhan was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares some tips on how to be successful with your art

Artistic Productivity: Cornerstone of a Successful Art Career

Dedicate consistent time daily to your art... Even if you can only carve out an hour or two, set aside fixed time daily that will be devoted to creating. [...]

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Elena Degenhardt's "The Breath" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Elena Degenhardt

The Breath by Elena Degenhardt was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses how to get past roadblocks

Roadblocks That Get in the Way of Your Dreams

You can learn about yourself and your limitations by discovering the little voices inside that have been holding you back. [...]

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A Linda Brown painting at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Special Edition USA Exhibits January 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from January 18th - 24th, 2019 [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how to feel inspired when creating commissioned art

Commissions

Is there a way for you to feel inspired and excited about the work and still fulfill a client’s request for a commission? Can you do it without feeling like you are selling out to commercialism? Can you maintain your artistic freedom and integrity while doing a commission? [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #79

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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Radhika Srinivas' "at the Philly Navy Yard was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition

Radhika Srinivas

at the Philly Navy Yard by Radhika Srinivas was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to trust what works for your art business

LEARNING TO FLY Part 4b: Trust and Verify

But the best way to really know how our customers find us is to ask them. [...]

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Brienne Brown's "On the Road to Grandma's" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Brienne Brown

On the Road to Grandma's by Brienne Brown was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares how to be proactive in your art business during the off season

Utilizing the Off Season

I think perhaps the greatest challenge of the off season is that it’s very tempting to let momentum slip away. I try to work just as hard during the summer as I do the rest of the year. [...]

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Lisa Keay's " Notations on Beauty" was awarded 2nd Place in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. Screen reader support enabl

Lisa Keay

Notations on Beauty by Lisa Keay was awarded 2nd Place in the November, 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how weaknesses can become strengths

Ignore Your Weaknesses, Cultivate Your Strengths

As long as I can remember, I have been taught that weaknesses can become strengths. It just takes humility, dedication, determination, hard work, more humility, tenacity, desire, etc. I have seen in my own art (and life) that I have been able to improve areas that were weak. Many of these have become strengths. [...]

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Eric Armusik shares 10 tips on how to become a full-time artist!

10 Tips For Transitioning From Your Job To Being A Full-time Artist

If you're serious about leaving your job to be a full-time artist you have to think more about the business you are going into than the one you are in. [...]

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A Philippe Gandiol painting at the "The language of Light" show at Markham Vineyards Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits January 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from January 11th - 17th, 2019 [...]

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Shuang Li's "Capture the Moments - Watercolor Sketch" workshop in San Diego

Special Edition USA Workshops April 2019 Newsletter

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

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Robin Roberts' "Enigma" was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the November 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Robin Roberts

Enigma by Robin Roberts was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the November 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #78

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 success

LEARNING TO FLY Part 4a: Trust Your Instruments

Simple. Your most important “instrument” is your heart. [...]

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Pavel Sokov's "Prisoner's Dilemma" was awarded Best of Show in the November 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Pavel Sokov

Prisoner's Dilemma by Pavel Sokov was awarded Best of Show in the November 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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