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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Selling Your Art: How to Get Clients

    Selling Your Art: How to Get Clients
    Selling your art is a BIG challenge for a lot of artists out there. And I understand the challenge. But one thing is for sure – without clients (or customers) you won’t sell enough to buy a postage stamp. I am a member of Steve Chandler’s excellent Club Fearless program and I have been given special permission to give away a ...
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    How to Create Bold Art Goals

    How to Create Bold Art Goals
    So what’s in store for 2010? Have you set any goals? Any milestones you want to hit? Anything that would make 2010 extra super spectacular and mega cool? A lot of people I know don’t even like to think ahead in fear that they will reach too high and then be disappointed – like all the other times before that they ...
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    Boosting Art Sales Via Practical Creativity

    Boosting Art Sales Via Practical Creativity
    Creativity is such a huge subject but I wanted to take a stab at one issue that I think might be helpful for artists and creatives (at least something to think about) There is such a prevalent myth out there that’s it’s good to be more creative. Now this can be a snake pit, bear trap and maze all rolled into ...
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    What Businesses Can Learn From Designers

    What Businesses Can Learn From Designers
    Instructors for the Power of Social Technology curriculum at the Stanford Graduate School of Business unpack social media concepts It's not clear how design and business mix. However, in the last decade, there has been a growing fascination with how they might. Recent articles on design thinking proliferate—ranging from those that highlight its potential to those that warn of it’s impending ...
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    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career

    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career
    If you Google “find your passion” you will get 39,000,000 hits. Go to the self-help section of any bookstore and you will see 50 or more volumes on finding your passion, following your passion, living your passion. Every other social media bio has a reference to “passionate about.” Passion, as they say, is the new black. So I was hardly surprised ...
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    Get Your Work in an Art Gallery & Sell It

    Get Your Work in an Art Gallery & Sell It
    Rhonda Schaller is an artist, gallerist, and the Assistant Director of Career Development at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She has an amazing wealth of knowledge, and offers in-depth steps to sell your artwork through galleries or as a self-produced artist. Bookmark it, print it out, study and learn how to advance your art career! I want to talk with ...
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    Top Ways to Fail as an Artist

    Top Ways to Fail as an Artist
    In the spirit of Ben Stein’s How to Ruin Your Life, the following is a starter list on how not to succeed in your art career. How many can you add? Share your wisdom in the comments below! • Believe in the myth of the starving artist. • Take all of your own portfolio shots (preferably out-of-focus with poor lighting). • ...
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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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    Should Artists Ever Work for Free?

    Should Artists Ever Work for Free?
    This post is a little different from the kind of thing I’ve been writing lately, but I thought it might be helpful to young artists out there. Some of my absolutely favorite students have graduated over the last couple of years, which means that I’ve been getting pleas for advice on how to navigate through this crazy art world of ours. ...
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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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    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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    How to Put a Price on Art

    How to Put a Price on Art
    Artists spend days, if not months, creating the pieces they bring to shows. Figuring out what to put on the price tag can be just as tricky. "That's just so tough," Marguerite Swope said her inside her booth along Fairmount Avenue, where she is selling hand-sewn scarves for $20 and cowl tops for $47. "And it's hard because you know what ...

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