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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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    How To Properly Photograph Your Artwork

    How To Properly Photograph Your Artwork
    In a recent coaching session, someone asked me if they their art photography represented their actual work. I knew this person’s work (as I have seen the actual physical pieces) and, honestly, they really didn’t do the work justice. That led to my thinking . . . how many others’ digital images of their artwork are just not “cutting the mustard?” ...
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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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    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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    Art Rep 101 – Are You Desirable?

    Art Rep 101 – Are You Desirable?
    Your most important job as an Illustrator is to be the best artist that you can possibly be. Your second most important job is to find work. This means that promotion plays a big part in the success of your freelance business. In fact, you may find yourself spending more time on this task than any other, even creating art. After ...
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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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    The Art of Getting an Artist Grant

    The Art of Getting an Artist Grant
    A grant in the hand is worth two paintings on the easel. One refrain in the e-mail we got was the amount of work involved in locating grants. [widget:3597] "Everything I've heard about grants indicates that filling out the proposals takes a minimum of 40 hours of work, for a few thousand dollars (which in this day and age really doesn't ...
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    Helpful Hints in Applying for Grants and Residencies

    Helpful Hints in Applying for Grants and Residencies
    I’ve recently started a new round of applications for grants and residencies, and in doing so I find myself depending heavily on the advice I’ve gotten from the new book Art/Work: Everything You Need To Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (Free Press/Simon & Shuster, Inc, 2009). Written by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber (a gallery director ...
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    How to Be a More Productive Art Professional

    How to Be a More Productive Art Professional
    If you're an artist, you might want to consider how you can use the Pareto Principle to your advantage in your art business to make a quantum leap in your finances. The Pareto Principle says this (via Wikipedia) “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, ...
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    Bad Design Habits That'll Trash Your Career

    Bad Design Habits That'll Trash Your Career
    *Cue in sobs* Why don’t they like my designs?! The bad design habits that could potentially ruin your design career and reputation! We all know the traditionally bad work habits that can ruin your career, your relationship with your boss and coworkers, as well as any chance of ever getting a good recommendation. Things like, being late for work, being disrespectful, ...
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    The Seven Habits of Very Successful Artists

    The Seven Habits of Very Successful Artists
    In the early 1990’s Steven Covey wrote a book entitled “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” which became a huge best seller and still sells well today. It was a book that provided a holistic and a principled approach for problem solving, living and adapting to change by seeing opportunities rather than problems. I believe that there are also seven ...
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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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    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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    How to Grab the Attention of an Art Rep

    How to Grab the Attention of an Art Rep
    In your search for an Art Rep, it is important to remember that Art Reps are searching for the same things that Art Directors seek out when hiring an Illustrator for their next project. This is because agents are in the business of connecting their artists with the right clients, which requires a solid understanding of the industry and a history ...
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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    How to Win Public Art Commissions

    How to Win Public Art Commissions
    One lucrative way to make money as an artist is to win public commissions. Artists are commissioned for public art usually in connection with a new building or construction project. Most states have a law that mandates 1% of the total construction cost for a public building go to art for the building. Usually, state and city art groups have the ...
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