Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Learn how to market your art on Instagram

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Art on Instagram

Are you struggling as an artist to understand how to make effective use of Instagram? Read on. [...]

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Ketih Bond discusses how important both passion and mastery are to your art

Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Your Art

Some artists think that pure expression and feeling is all you need to create great art. It isn’t. Other artists spend years training and master technique, but fail to find their voice. A pity. [...]

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I Just Love a Good Tea Party ...Don't You? by Hilarie Couture was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Hilarie Couture

I Just Love a Good Tea Party...Don't You? by Hilarie Couture was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares his advice on allowing visitors to take photos of art in a gallery, show or museum.

Debate | Should Visitors be Allowed to Photograph Artwork in Galleries, Museums and Art Shows?

We try to use photography in the gallery as a sales opportunity. When someone starts taking photos or asks if they can, we are very accommodating, even encouraging. We also offer to email them a photo of the piece they are interested in, letting them know that the email will include the size, price and artist name. [...]

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Henry Tian "Need I Say More?" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Henry Tian

Need I Say More? by Henry Tian was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses how tough tasks can lead you to a place of joy.

A Plan for Joy

Life won’t always be joyful, and getting where you want to be won’t always be joy-filled or easy. Tough tasks are worthwhile when they ultimately lead you to a place of joy. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to embrace who you are, while still being open to change.

Old Dog, New Tricks

Sharing it with the world creates connection, between us and our audience, whether we choose to do that in person, in our studio, at shows, through a gallery, or with social media. [...]

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A Jennifer Diehl painting at the Forest and Ocean Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits August- September 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 30th - September 5th, 2019 [...]

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John Allinson's "Pulling in the Catch" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

John Allinson

Pulling in the Catch by John Allinson was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #111

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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Carrie Waller's "Abundance" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Carrie Waller

Abundance by Carrie Waller was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Clint Watson shares how to jump start engagement on your Instagram account.

Start an Instagram Engagement Group

To be successful marketing your art on Instagram, you need engagement. [...]

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Ketih Bond shares some insight on how to keep your creativity fresh.

Safe, New and Risky

Maybe you aren’t in a rut. Maybe you still find enjoyment with your subject, but you want to continue to explore and try new things to keep your creativity fresh and alive. [...]

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Terry Jarvis' "Venetian Sunlight" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Terry Jarvis

Venetian Sunlight by Terry Jarvis was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares some ideas on what to do with older unsold artwork

Collective Wisdom | What to do With Older, Unsold Artwork

Storing old artwork can become a huge challenge, especially for artists who have built up hundreds works over the years. Studio space is at a premium, and every square inch that is taken up in storage, is a square inch that’s not available as work space. I have a number of different suggestions of possible approaches to dealing with older work, their benefits and challenges, and then I would like to encourage you to share your experience with older work. [...]

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Filomena Booth's "Fleeting Moments" was awarded 3rd Place for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Filomena Booth

Fleeting Moments by Filomena Booth was awarded 3rd Place for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik shares some inspirational lessons

Greatness is Not Something You Are Born With

I encourage you to shift your perspective and see your challenges as valuable lessons rather than severe punishments. Often times, we do more damage by trying to control our future rather than allowing it to organically happen. [...]

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There's a big difference between perseverance and suffering.

LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Challenge vs. Injury

Whatever you need to do to make your place in the world, never give up what you love until it takes away from you. Even then, there are ways to keep moving forward. [...]

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A Nicole Moné painting at the "Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition" at Salmagundi Club

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 23rd - 29th, 2019 [...]

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Keiko Tanabe's "Stage d'Aquarelle" workshop in Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas, France

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 - 2020 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from November 1st, 2019 - April 30th, 2020 [...]

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Charles Iarrobino "Intersecting" was awarded 3rd Place in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Charles Iarrobino

Intersecting by Charles Iarrobino was awarded 3rd Place in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #110

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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Jennifer McChristian's "Catalyst" was awarded 1st Place in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jennifer McChristian

Catalyst by Jennifer McChristian was awarded 1st Place in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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SCRATCH: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin

WHY LOVE > $

There are no solid, sure-fire ways to make our work and share it with the world. There’s no 100% good side to any of our decisions about it-except what works for us. There’s no WRONG way to do it. The only thing that’s “wrong” is believing we are doing it wrong, and believing that other people are doing it right. Believing that “success” looks the same to everyone. It’s all about what’s right for Y*O*U. [...]

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Clint Watson with BoldBrush Master Signature Artist Mian Situ

Depth of Growth is More Important than Rate of Growth

Attracting one new deeply committed fan is worth far, far more than attracting 100 mildly interested visitors to your website. [...]

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Barbara Noonan's "Wander" was awarded 2nd Place for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Barbara Noonan

Wander by Barbara Noonan was awarded 2nd Place for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares 3 helpful tips to stay in touch with potential collectors

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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Wendy L. Jackson's "Transition" was awarded The BoldBrush Award for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Wendy L. Jackson

Transition by Wendy L. Jackson was awarded The BoldBrush Award for Abstract in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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"Familiar Passage", 7x20, Oil, Available at Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Meditation on Painting, Part 3

It's an act of trust each time we approach the easel, and whether the result is pleasing or not, we trust again the next time. For painters, faith might be our greatest resource. [...]

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Don't miss Keith Bond's advice on how to find your personal style

The Most Fulfilling Art

So, in short, find what your muse is telling you. Explore, experiment, try new things, but be honest with yourself. Create the works that give you the most fulfillment and satisfaction. Look at your work and see if you can identify your voice. Create the works that are you. Be you. [...]

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A Don Weller painting at "America's Horse in Art" show at the AQHA Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 16th - 22nd, 2019 [...]

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Robert Strickland's "Sandra" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Robert Strickland

Sandra by Robert Strickland was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #109

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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Carol Staub's "Back In Time" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Carol Staub

Back In Time by Carol Staub was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell shares how society defines art vs craft has changed through the years.

THE AGE-OLD (war) STORY: Art vs. Craft

Times have changed. Have we? [...]

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"You deserve to work with great tools that make your time even more enjoyable"

For the Love of It

I've often seen masterful works by "amateurs" and truly horrible schlock by "professionals." In fact, I don't think an artist can achieve true mastery without working for the simple love of creating... as amateurs do. I've occasionally met those who are in it mostly for money and their work is usually... lacking. [...]

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Dianna Fritzler's "Rigamarole" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Dianna Fritzler

Rigamarole by Dianna Fritzler was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares some helpful words to use when closing a sale.

Selling Art | Words that Make a Difference

Making a conscious effort to select the right words is particularly important when working on any marketing or advertising copy, when speaking with a client or a gallery that might want to represent you, and when you find yourself negotiating to close a sale. [...]

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Mark Webster

Abstract Wine Bottle with Glass Still Life Acrylic Painting by Mark Webster was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Armusik's discussion on the benefits of changing your perspective

What's Your Excuse?

When you begin to doubt yourself or believe your disadvantages out-weigh your advantages, remember this, we are the masters of our lives. We can either accept the challenges or give into the fear. [...]

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