20 Art Marketing Tips for Selling More Art

This post on art marketing is the third of a three part series featuring information  learned from seminars I attended at the Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition. The first post in the series featured two great artists and 20 great oil painting tips. The second post in the series featured Internet art marketing  strategies you can use. In this third post, I will present to you relevant art marketing strategies that are being used now…

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Linda Lowry – Travel Photographer

 
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“Prague Meditation” Original Photograph by Linda Lowry (Czech Republic)

Travel Photographer. If a person were to have a title describing their passion, their work, or their career, the title “Travel Photographer” is a title most of us would be pretty happy with. [Read more…]

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QR Code – What is it, and do artists need one?

What is a QR Code and would an artist benefit from having one? Have you seen those things popping up here and there, those crossword puzzle-like looking deals without any numbers on them? They are called a QR Code. QR is short for quick response, and is essentially a different and more exciting way for people to access your website, contact information, or anything else you want to promote.

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20 things I learned in the Sign Business that helped my Art Business

As it turns out, the Art business has a few things in common with the sign business. Having spent many years in the sign business, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with hundreds of every day people on a custom sign just for them. I have also had the opportunity to do many commissioned paintings and murals, art shows, auctions, etc., and I’ve noticed a few things… [Read more…]

Drawing – 16 Great Art Quotes that Will Inspire You

Read any good art quotes lately? If you think about it, how many people in the world can draw really, really well? Not that many, all things considered. Sometimes we let the basics slip by the way side as we roll merrily on our  way. What is more basic than drawing for most artists?  Check out the following  art quotes and see if they don’t make you want to pick up a pencil or some charcoal… [Read more…]

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Have You Thought about Your Legacy?

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“Passing Place” copyright, Craig Shillam

Have you thought about your legacy? Do you care about your legacy? Should you care? Does it even matter?

You are probably leaving a legacy whether you have thought about it or not, whether you care or not. Whether you are a visual artist, blogger, sculptor, musician, animator, designer, sign artist, or a dogcatcher, you are going to leave a legacy. The question is what kind of legacy?

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A Casual Conversation with a Serious Art Collector

 

Peter Max, Andy Warhol with a Mustache

It is an absolute pleasure to visit a home of a real art collector, full of original art, and It’s an absolute crime that I don’t get to do it that often. I recently had the opportunity to visit the home of Dr. Jim and Paulie Harken, and talk to them about collecting art.  [Read more…]

10 Steps for Staying Relevant

Staying Relevant in you art and your business is important for you to think about in the fast paced world we live in today. When you and your work are relevant, you put yourself in a position to benefit and stay ahead of those who are not paying attention. [Read more…]

Create and Accomplish More by Knowing What to Ignore

You can be more creative, accomplish more, and enjoy life a whole lot more if you get good at knowing who and what to ignore. Knowing who and what to ignore comes with time and reflection for some, and out of necessity for others.

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You Define Your Own Success

How do you define success? Have you given yourself your own definition, or do you let people define your success for you? As a creative person, whether you think you are successful or not, whether you are younger or older, whatever creative field you are in, it is up to you to go for your own dreams and define you own success. Other people will try to define you and put you in a box that fits their idea of success, and that may or may not be your definition of what you think success is.

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