Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Are You a Waterfall?

"I realized that business does not define me. Art defines me. I was resistant because I did not see myself as a business guy, but now I still see myself as an artist who simply had to develop some muscles in other areas so I could continue to be an artist." [...]

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Angus McEwan's "Beating heart of China" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Angus McEwan

Beating heart of China by Angus McEwan was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #116

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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Patricia J Finley's "Serpentine" was awarded 3rd Place - Abstract in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Patricia J Finley

Serpentine by Patricia J Finley was awarded 3rd Place - Abstract in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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You can think of email marketing as simply marketing using the "email channel."

What is Email Marketing

Building a strong, engaged audience that you can reach via email is the most important piece of your marketing plan. This is the pillar around which you can build everything else. [...]

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Donít let fear become the saboteur that hinders your career.

The Saboteur

Many of us put off doing certain things out of fear. Iím not talking about putting off menial tasks like cleaning the studio or doing your book-work. For most of us, procrastination of those things is not fueled by fear. [...]

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Robert Akers' "Jude II" was awarded 3rd Place in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Robert Akers

Jude II by Robert Akers was awarded 3rd Place in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Clive Bryant's "Flight" was awarded 2nd Place - Abstract in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Clive Bryant

Flight by Clive Bryant was awarded 2nd Place - Abstract in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Gallery Owner Jason Horejs' Perspective on Consistency in your art

Artists: Are you Consistent? A Gallery Owner's Perspective

How Developing a Strong Style and Laser-Like Focus is One of the Most Important Things you can do for Your Fine Art Career [...]

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Want to Write More?

How Artists Can Write More Often: 1 Realization That Can Change Everything

The Real Reason Artists Put Off Writing and One Realization That Can Change Everything [...]

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THE 3D CONUNDRUM: Decisions about Discounts and Donations, Part 2

Donating to art auctions is a tricky business. [...]

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A Kathleen Dunphy painting at the "Celebrate Nature" show at Waterhouse Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits September - October 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 27th - October 3rd, 2019 [...]

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Steve Anderson's "The Few" was awarded 2nd Place in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Steve Anderson

The Few by Steve Anderson was awarded 2nd Place in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #115

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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Laura Pollak

EMERALDS by Laura Pollak was awarded the BoldBrush Award for Abstract in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Learn how to post to Instagram from your desktop computer

How to Post to Instagram From Your Desktop Computer

In this post, I'll show you how to post to Instagram from your desktop computer in the Chrome web browser. [...]

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Don't miss Keith Bond's follow-up post, pain of discipline vs. the pain of regret or disappointment.

The Pain of Disappointment

ďBut what if...I fail?Ē This is your fear talking. Let me turn it around, ďBut what if...you succeed?Ē Is it worth the gamble? Is it worth the sacrifice? Is it worth the discipline? [...]

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Daggi Wallace's "I Am No Bird; And No Net Ensnares Me II" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Daggi Wallace

I Am No Bird; And No Net Ensnares Me II by Daggi Wallace was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Boldbrush is a company that makes technology as a way to inspire and enable human artistic expression.

BoldBrush is Building a Cathedral Not Merely Cutting Stone

We believe that the artistic creativity of every person deserves to be recognized and celebrated. [...]

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Kathy Meisner's "Evolution" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kathy Meisner

Evolution by Kathy Meisner was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik shares an inspiring message "Acknowledge that you have a unique gift that needs time, attention and nurturing..."

You Can't

Build your life from the ground up. Funnel all your energy into your dreams and envision a future as the artist you want to be. [...]

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A Stacey Peterson painting at "Miniatures by the Lake" show at the Coeur D'Alene Galleries

Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 20th -26th, 2019 [...]

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Luann Udell discusses discounts and donations on your artwork

THE 3D CONUNDRUM: Decisions about Discounts and Donations, Part 1

Itís your choice, there are pros and cons, and itís okay to do whatís right for YOU! [...]

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Keiko Tanabe's "1-Day Plein Air Watercolor Workshop" in Tokyo

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 - 2020 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from December 1st, 2019 - May 31st, 2020 [...]

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Tibor Nagy "Color Transition" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Tibor Nagy

Color Transition by Tibor Nagy was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #114

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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Mary Rose O'Connell's "Surf" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mary Rose O'Connell

Surf by Mary Rose O'Connell was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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ďWe must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.Ē

The Pain of Discipline

You really do only have 2 options. You can have the discipline to pursue your art - which requires sacrifices, or you can look back years later and wish that you had. You will have regret or disappointment in the dream you never dared pursue. [...]

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Richard Oversmith "Summer Field" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Richard Oversmith

Summer Field by Richard Oversmith was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' debate on displaying prices for your artwork

Debate: Should Artists Include Pricing on Their Websites?

If you are waiting for someone to call you or email you for pricing you are missing the point of the internet. Visitors to your site arenít going to contact you, they are just going to move on. In the internet age, people want to find information easily and instantly. [...]

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Trisha Adams' "Reflected Glory" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Trisha Adams

Reflected Glory by Trisha Adams was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Meadow With Two Large Trees by Corot (1865-70)

Who Was Your Greatest Art Influence?

I've often wondered, "Why, Corot?" With a total lack of interest in and ignorance of all things related to the history of art, I've often wondered why I was so captivated by this one artist of all those studied. [...]

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"...itís okay to simply lay back in our little boat, and drift."

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: Slow Down When Things Get Hard

Wherever you are on your path, or on the river, know that sometimes the way gets hard. Remember, even when it feels like we are getting nowhere, we are still moving forward quietly, gently. Life goes on as we work through our grief, process our new situation, and find ways around our setbacks. [...]

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A Nancy Boren painting at the "20th American Impressionist Society show" at the Salmagundi Club

Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 13th -19th, 2019 [...]

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Jason Sacran's "Off North Ponce" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jason Sacran

Off North Ponce by Jason Sacran was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #113

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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Mark Shasha's "Short Term Parking" was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mark Shasha

Short Term Parking by Mark Shasha was selected as a Finalist in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Valerie Cordaro's "Evening Lilies" was awarded Outstanding Digital in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Valerie Cordaro

Evening Lilies by Valerie Cordaro was awarded Outstanding Digital in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares some helpful tips to develop your emotional voice in your art

Cultivating Emotion

Spend time developing your emotional voice, coupled with your technical development. If you do, your work will have much more meaning. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses how to utilize "hotspots" when displaying your art in a show, festival or gallery

Magic Walls | How Some Spaces in My Gallery Sell More Art Than Others

What do I mean by "hotspots"? These are areas of the gallery that tend to generate more sales activity than other areas. Some of you may have experienced this in your galleries before, or at art festivals or open studio tour events - there seem to be certain areas that generate more interest and activity, no matter what is showing there. [...]

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