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    5 Reasons Artists Need Art Licensing Agents

    5 Reasons Artists Need Art Licensing Agents
    In art licensing, you don't have to have an agent to succeed, most manufacturers are happy to work with individual artists or through agents. As long as they get the art they need, in a professional and timely manner, there is little impact to the manufacturer. For the artist, however, using an agent or promoting your own work can have a ...
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    5 Unique Ways to Get Creative Juices Flowing

    5 Unique Ways to Get Creative Juices Flowing
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Whether you are a writer, a painter or a creative person of any sort, there’s nothing more intimidating than staring at a blank canvas. At times, it feels daunting and can even cause anxiety. After all, a step in any direction is the first step down a creative pathway… …and what if it’s the ...
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    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?

    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?
    As the world of technology evolves and people become more concerned about environmental issues, it's the job of the graphic design world to grow with these trends. In efforts to be green, save trees and conserve resources, there's more demand than ever to communicate design both digitally and on printed materials. Most artists can design for either medium, but knowing the ...
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    10 Reasons to Date an Artist

    10 Reasons to Date an Artist
    Artists are compassionate, have an unmistakable zeal for life and can find beauty in almost everything — quite the catch, huh?! But how does an artist convince someone outside the art industry that beneath their paint-stained clothes, crazy work stories about clients with bad taste and the nasty stereotype that artists are moody and brooding, that there's a great partner there? ...
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    How to Deal with Negative Criticism

    How to Deal with Negative Criticism
    Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen – that person that you’ve just been dying to have come to your studio or look at your portfolio finally does… and they don’t like what they see. But instead of being crushed by the experience, how can you respond to negative criticism in a way that turns the whole situation into a positive ...
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    How Can You Be More Original?

    How Can You Be More Original?
    This article is a continuation of my previous column in which I looked at our need to be different as a condition of considering ourselves creative: In it I shared an example of a Bielenberg-inspired “think wrong” technique for uncovering new and authentic ideas. Of course, there is no single method for generating new, interesting and relevant ideas, but here are ...
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    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    6 Most Photogenic Places in America
    Any photogenic city gives you hundreds of shooting options. It may be rich with color or offer strange, interesting angles. It may be populated with an exotic culture of people or surrounded by beautiful natural parks. Most importantly, photogenic cities inspire, giving visual artists a sense of wonder at the cities’ uncanny ability to seem different year after year. Check out ...
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    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?
    Just what are we supposed to be doing? As we get through design school and try to do a real job out in the world, we must pause and think sometimes. Just what is our job anyway? What are we really supposed to be doing? Is the whole thing simply a lot of words and pretty pictures? Is it fine art ...
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    7 Ways to Use Google Alerts & Monitor Your Art Niche

    7 Ways to Use Google Alerts & Monitor Your Art Niche
    If you are not familiar with, or have not used Google Alerts to monitor your art niche, this article can be a very important new tool for you to use on a regular basis. Google Alerts will help you monitor very specific sections and segments in your area of expertise. In addition, Google Alerts can also be used as a great ...
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    8 Tips for Keeping Your Art Portfolio Fresh

    8 Tips for Keeping Your Art Portfolio Fresh
    Art is always evolving — constantly developing with the help of world and social trends, new technologies and so much more. As artists, we must keep up with these changes. Not only because our passion necessitates new ideas and new inspirations, but also because the artwork we previously thought to be finished, might now look painfully incomplete — such is the ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps
    It seems like these days everyone is using a photography app for the their smartphones to make their digital photos more artistic and creative. But with all the photo apps out there, how do you know which app is right for you? Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the most popular apps into pros, cons, and pricing, so you can figure ...
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    5 Things to Consider Before Signing an Exclusive Art Licensing Agreement

    5 Things to Consider Before Signing an Exclusive Art Licensing Agreement
    Recently an artist asked me the following question about art licensing contracts: "Would you ever sign an exclusive with a company (not for an image but as an artist) and if so, under what circumstances?" I often preface my answers with two very important points - first, that my answers are my opinion and second, every person needs to weigh their ...
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    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends

    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends
    Looking to get gain entry into the fashion industry or curious about opportunities for advancement in your field? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve selected the top fashion career paths, job descriptions and even highlighted what you can expect from each position based on real open job posts. For more information, click on the industry path that interests you. If ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Art Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Art Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    Creative Jolt! 6 Ways to Get Inspired

    Creative Jolt! 6 Ways to Get Inspired
    Having the ability to draw, paint, and turn our imagination/ideas into reality in a variety of media is an amazing gift. You're able to put out into the world what you visualize. The execution of making an idea an actual object/drawing has a variety of processes — and sometimes even getting to the point of formulating an idea to later convert ...
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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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    Pros & Cons of Working with an Art Publisher

    Pros & Cons of Working with an Art Publisher
    Working with a publisher can be fabulous and frustrating and economically smart. You will need a serious reality check working with a publisher because nothing happens overnight. Instant success is a nice phrase but far removed from reality. Patience is key to your success as well as thinking long term. There are advantages and disadvantages of choosing to work with a ...
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    How To Discourage Cyberspace Art Thieves

    How To Discourage Cyberspace Art Thieves
    The Internet is a fact of life for artists who want to market their work to people who may not be able to see you and your work in person. Of course when there are benefits, there are usually drawbacks. We get a lot of e-mails like this from artists who are frustrated by cyberspace thieves: "How do we keep people ...
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    8 Mistakes Artists Make When Entering Art Competitions

    8 Mistakes Artists Make When Entering Art Competitions
    In the last 5 months I have processed, administered and judged more than 1,000 entries for Light Space & Time’s monthly themed art competitions. I would estimate that at least 50% of the entries are not being submitted properly or are showing the artist’s work in its best light. Make sure you are not making some of these common mistakes when ...
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    How Much Money Do Artists Make Licensing Their Art?

    How Much Money Do Artists Make Licensing Their Art?
    Many artists who are learning about art licensing want a definitive answer about how much they could make licensing their art. Of course, it is a good idea to decide if working towards licensing your art will give you the income results you are looking for, right? Unfortunately, I don't have a definitive way to answer this question. Every artist will ...

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