Should artists enter juried shows? How do artists know which shows they should enter? What about juried shows with entry fees? Here are some tools to help you decide.Read More
I have been painting like crazy the last 6 months, and have a stack of new paintings to show for it. That is on top of starting a new part time job. It hasn't been easy, but definitely worth the work.
My research about archival prints has paid off, and I was able to include 11 different works in limited editions at my most recent show! While most of the originals were displayed on the walls of the gallery, I sold many more prints than originals. That's fine with me! A few observations about that:Read More
I had a conversation with an artist friend today about two shows she has coming up in the same geographical area. One is a two-woman show in a gallery, and the other is a town-wide artist studio tour. She asked me a question about pricing, I thought it would be helpful to share what we discussed here:Read More
After a very busy fall, I took two weeks off over the holidays, and focused on a refresh for my art business. I read a couple books about cultivating creativity and an excellent art business book (Art, Inc. by illustrator Lisa Congdon) which helped me define some art business goals for the new year. Mostly I want to generate a higher percentage of income from selling my work. I sold well in shows last year, but I want to maximize my ability to sell directly to collectors.
It has been really exciting to have so much time to focus solely on what I want to do next with my art. I highly recommend that all artists do this now and then to assess where you are and what you should do next to expand both your creative process and your art business.
A few of these goals are:Read More