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    Does Your Blog Cater to an International Audience?

    Does Your Blog Cater to an International Audience?
    As we all know the web is an international phenomenon. That being said, I’ve often wondered how having an international audience actually affects my site’s daily traffic. I live in the eastern United States so it’s fairly common for me to publish my posts early in the morning local time. That way, my readership will have my newest post waiting for ...
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    How Get Started in Web Design

    How Get Started in Web Design
    Getting into web design, like any other art field, takes time and energy. It’s an industry that’s rapidly growing, and one that can be a little intimidating. But rapid growth doesn’t have to be scary. It means opportunity, after all. We use the web a little more each and everyday. And new websites are popping up every second — websites that ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) [widget:inarticlebulleted_bad_habits] ...
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    The Case Against Design Contests

    The Case Against Design Contests
    Here's a contrarian take on design contests, from Don Norman at Core77: "Why are shows bad? Shouldn't we reward good design? Sure, if that's what the shows accomplish, but they don't. In fact, I believe they do harm to the profession. They reward the visible parts - styling - and ignore the most important, but hardest parts: interaction, experience, truly meeting ...
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    Open Studios and Selling Your Artwork for a VW

    Open Studios and Selling Your Artwork for a VW
    Would you sell your work for a Volkswagen Bus? Find out how one artist chose to do so rather than make no sale at all. Selling your work out of your own studio is a common and often successful practice for many artists. What are the best practices for doing so? If you do not have a gallery affiliation or if ...
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    ArtBistro Asks: Improve This Billboard!

    ArtBistro Asks: Improve This Billboard!
    So I have a little advertising question for y’all today. I have been trying to take regular walks (30-45 minutes) daily at lunch not only for the exercise value but also to clear my head, gets some fresh oxygen and just generally relax my mind and let things/creative thoughts bubble up as they may. It’s really quite amazing what “movement” can ...
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    7 Ways to Turn Your Art Into Holiday Gifts

    Elisha-Rio Apilado is a Chicago based graphic designer/illustrator and studio artist whose paintings and drawings have been featured in various exhibitions. Elisha studied studio art in Dallas, TX and moved back to Chicago where she obtained a B.F.A. in Visual Communications at the IL Institute of Art. She is currently diving into the career world of design while taking on ...
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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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    Why Artists Get Discouraged

    Why Artists Get Discouraged
    Today, I see many artists who want more exposure for their art and in order to achieve more sales of their art. In order to meet this goal, artists will begin to promote their art work with a marketing program. When that marketing does not produce the results that were hoped for, the artist becomes discouraged and gives up their marketing ...
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    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers

    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers
    The Art of Emotional Branding Marketing the iPhone is not the exact same as marketing fashion. But I do have to take a second to tip my hat to the amazing marketing job those folks have done over there at Apple. Our industry, for the most part, isn’t about week long lines and switching networks or the general fiasco that preceded ...
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    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation

    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation
    The Big Picture: Like many things in life, reaching an important goal involves a lot of hard work. It also takes time, patience and a little luck. It is impossible to achieve an important goal, such as getting gallery representation alone. It takes a network of people and supporters. Whereas a very few artists seem to land in a gallery with ...
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    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?

    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I wonder if it’s possible to make it on talent alone or is hyping your art three-quarters of the battle? You know which answer I hope to hear! But I fear that the real answer is, hyping your art is essential. Is it? Lydia L., New York City Thank you, Lydia: Let me give a slightly tongue-in-cheek answer ...
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    Benefits to RSS

    RSS streamlines communication between publishers and readers. Since RSS has had a popularity surge, webmasters have been experimenting and using RSS feeds to deliver content in new and innovative ways. Typically, RSS feeds contain news headlines and content summaries. The content summaries contain just enough information without overwhelming the [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] Articles are often placed into feeds to alert readers when new ...
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    How to Make an RSS Feed

    Everyday more and more websites, news services and blogs are adding RSS content. RSS is a method of syndicating content.The concept of aggregating content in one central location or repository is very appealing. Consumers have become tired of push technology, RSS allows users the flexibility to regain control of their content. RSS feed creators provide content without forcing it on consumers. ...
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    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign

    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign
    To maximize your marketing and communications campaigns you need to deliver your messaging in three methods. They are: on-site, in print, and on-line. Repeat messaging in a consistent and distinctive presentation will ensure that your campaign breaks through the clutter. In today’s multimedia-saturated culture we have more tools at our disposal than ever before – and because of this more messages ...
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    Get Your Mailing List Together

    Get Your Mailing List Together
    How to put together a killer mailing list. Whether you’re promoting an open studio event or inviting people to your next exhibition, you’ll need a great mailing list. But putting together that list might seem intimidating or overwhelming – how do you possibly include everyone you want to be there? Let’s start with some of the basic categories of the kinds ...
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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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    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?

    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?
    Designers need the right tools to create. It's been proven that the Adobe Creative Suite is an essential tool for designers. But the most important choice a designer or design company must make? Choosing between PC and Mac. It's no secret that the Mac has been labeled the "designer" machine, whereas PCs are solely for stuffy businessmen. But is Mac really ...
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    How To Deal When a Juror Thinks Your Art Stinks

    How To Deal When a Juror Thinks Your Art Stinks
    After submitting for a juried art show and being rejected, it can be quite a negative experience to the artist. Sometimes this will lead the artist to doubt their artistic talent, their technique and their overall sense of well being. Artists’ should understand that the decision as to who is accepted into a show is a very subjective and personal decision ...
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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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