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    The Art of Good Collaboration

    The Art of Good Collaboration
    How to find an art partner and share artistic ideas successfully! Collaboration is another word for teamwork. It's the art of merging two or more creative whizzes, whether it is an artist and a writer, an artist and a photographer or an artist and a musician. This powerful partnership has the ability to create a massive explosion of creativity and result ...
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    How To Handle Creative Disasters

    How To Handle Creative Disasters
    Hello, Dr. Maisel: Last week I finished a painting and it was an unmitigated disaster. There was nothing about it I liked! Do you have any hints for dealing with situations like this where the thing you just finished is a complete wreck? -Raphael J., San Francisco Thanks, Raphael. [gate] [widget:inarticlebulleted_interview] If you had high hopes for your current painting and ...
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    7 Ways Artists Make Their Own Luck

    Some folks have all the luck. Want to be one of them? Most artists could use a little luck. After all, the starving artist stereotype does exist — even if it’s just a myth. No artist should ever give up because they’re feeling uninspired or a painting doesn’t sell. Luck isn’t just some magical force that only shines down on ...
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    10 Books Every Creative Pro Must Read

    Interested in a good read? These ten books are straight from my bookshelf at home and have helped me become a successful artist. If you have a favorite read, please add your suggestions in the comments below! Featured Author: Elisha-Rio Apilado Elisha-Rio Apilado is a Chicago based graphic designer/illustrator and studio artist whose paintings and drawings have been featured in various ...
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    10 Ways to Save Big on Art Supplies

    As artists, we know that a trip to the art supply store can be expensive. Shopping for one item can quickly lead to a full cart, and it’s exactly these careless habits that can become dangerous, especially for artists trying to watch their budget or turn a profit. Ideally, established artists making regular sales should be able to purchase the ...
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    10 Tips for Getting Art Fair and Open Studio Visitors

    10 Tips for Getting Art Fair and Open Studio Visitors
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com Recently, I took part in a local open studio event, in a public space, together with seven other artists. I tested a number of strategies to bring visitors into my art booth and keep them there to look at my art. The tips below will be helpful for artists taking part in an art ...
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    Are You a Sell Out Because You Sell Art?

    Are You a Sell Out Because You Sell Art?
    You love creating art. It’s your heart, your soul and essential to your sanity. But is supporting yourself with your art what you really want to do? Will you be able to maintain your integrity as an artist, with creative freedom and growth, when you have to make sales of your work to pay the bills? Would you be a slave ...
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    How To Sell Your Art on Facebook

    Interested in using Facebook to sell your art, but not sure how? Artists know relationships sell art. And, social media is a great way for artists to market and promote their work, connect with buyers and ultimately make the sale! ArtBistro partner, Lori McNee got the scoop from two successful artists who‘ve transformed Facebook into their very own profitable gallery ...
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    No Excuses! Make Art a Serious Career Now

    No Excuses! Make Art a Serious Career Now
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com Are you an artistic person who loved to draw as a kid or took art classes in college, but was discouraged away from art as a serious profession? Or maybe you are a frustrated or struggling artist who has to work a ‘real’ job, or rear children with no time to create. Obviously, we ...
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    Why Do People Buy Art... From You?

    Why Do People Buy Art... From You?
    Why do people buy art, and why will they buy from you? The truth is that in order for people to be motivated to make a purchase, there has to be a connection between your work and something that they need, love or want. That connection can take many forms, but an artist who is a smart businessperson will know this ...
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    The Starving Artist Myth — Debunked!

    The Starving Artist Myth — Debunked!
    Aletta de Wal calls herself an “Artist Advisor”. She is actually a powerhouse of a coach who guides artists from starving to successful, and helps them do this while feeling great about their careers. Aletta’s gift is teaching artists how to structure their lives and activities to get the most out of every plan, think in new creative ways and celebrate ...
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    How To Price Your Artwork with Confidence

    How To Price Your Artwork with Confidence
    Are you tired of playing guessing games to price your art? Pricing is more than costs plus a profit margin. Pricing is a marketing strategy. Clear justification for the pricing of your work is simply good business practice. Assigning prices for your art is more than throwing down numbers and hoping you get it right. Pricing helps position you and your ...
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    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You

    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. After the following the 3 Steps to Find Art Gallery Representation, you should be ready to approach your ‘target gallery’ and sell yourself! There are a number of ways to approach an art gallery for representation. I have broken it down into 7 creative ways… 7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent ...
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    Grow Your Art Business Using Referral Love

    Grow Your Art Business Using Referral Love
    Would you like to have appreciative customers telling their friends and associates about your work, and suggesting that they patronize you also? Referrals are like gold – they are the best advertising you can get, and one of the most effective. Cultivating referral business is not that difficult, but many artists and other entrepreneurs don’t pursue them as often as they ...
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    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work

    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work
    Some of the alternative spaces with entrepreneurial aspects/frameworks are: Art registries and flat files; online galleries; artist communities; co-ops; collaborative spaces; artist run spaces; non profit galleries and art centers; artist fairs; open studios; private art salons; studio galleries; public art commissions; online auctions; eBay. Plus of course corporate lobbies, subways, taxi cabs, street corners, cafes, restaurants; empty lots, building walls, ...
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    How To Negotiate and Set Your Prices

    How To Negotiate and Set Your Prices
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I have a lot of trouble setting my prices but I have an even harder time when somebody wants to negotiate my price down. I have the same trouble when I’m trying to fix a price for a commission and the interaction becomes a negotiation. Do you have any tips around this? - Ron D., White Plains, NY ...
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    How To Price Your Interior Design Work

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work
    You’ve worked hard. You have experience, resources, access to products, materials and finishes not always available to the general public. You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services? There are a variety ...
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    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work

    Online Galleries and Art Registries I really like online galleries and art files/registries. I run an online gallery which features works by photographer John Sumner and others. Many curators and gallerists find artists for group shows by looking through online galleries and art file sites. Curators of non-profit galleries and alternative art centers will use them to curate their own shows. ...
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    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You

    This article was originally posted on FineArtTips.com. #1. Specific Gallery Requirements Check your ‘target gallery’ (this is the gallery you think is your best match) website and see if it has a specific protocol for artists’ submissions. • If it does have guidelines, follow them (or be a rebel and do it your own way, but you might get shut down). ...
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    How to Amp Up Your Art Sales in 2011

    How to Amp Up Your Art Sales in 2011
    The most common complaint I hear from artists after an exhibit is that they did not make any sales. That's like going to the gym once and expecting to have muscles where once there was flab. Anyone who has started a fitness program knows that you don't go from couch potato to athlete without basic training and lots of determination. There ...

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