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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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    Show Appreciation While Promoting Your Art

    Show Appreciation While Promoting Your Art
    If you're a freelance graphic designer, or working for yourself, it may be a little more difficult to reach your clients and intended clients through normal channels. It's important for clients to know you're still out there and available to help them out with their design problems. How do you do it without spending most of the hours of your day ...
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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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    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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    Promote Your Art: Successful (Marketing) Portfolio Tips

    Promote Your Art: Successful (Marketing) Portfolio Tips
    A good portfolio answers the question "Who Are You and Why Should I do Business With You?" A Great Portfolio Gets All the Action. "A talented artist submitted his very professional portfolio of silver sculpture to me. The artist had a solid background in the arts, good inventory and serious credentials, and was reaching out to dealers in cities across the ...
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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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    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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    Why Outsourcing Can Make You a More Creative Artist

    Why Outsourcing Can Make You a More Creative Artist
    Time management is something everyone struggles with and artists are no exception. Time management is especially important for artists wanting to earn a living with their art. Some artists want to do nothing but create. Of course they have to create something to sell, license, lend or loan or in any other way derive an income. But if the artist is ...
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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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    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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    8 Quick Tips to Improving Your Art Website

    8 Quick Tips to Improving Your Art Website
    When was the last time that you thoroughly checked and edited your art website to see that everything was in order? I mean going through your website page by page, post by post and image by image to see if everything was labeled, titled, tagged and in proper order? Like most of us, since we are all very busy, I am ...
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    How To Write a Press Release for Art Events

    How To Write a Press Release for Art Events
    Press releases can be a helpful tool for artists who want to bring awareness to their art, successfully market and advertise their brand, as well as get people to their website or portfolio. But what exactly is a press release? A press release is defined as “a prepared statement about something deemed newsworthy that will be distributed in the news media ...
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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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    Fight Anxiety in the Art Marketplace

    Fight Anxiety in the Art Marketplace
    Hello, Dr. Maisel. My artwork is piling up and I know I have to try to make some connections in the art marketplace. But I just feel petrified. Can you give me a few tips—anything!—that might help me jump in where I don’t want to go? -- Marcia T., Queens, New York Thanks, Marcia. Let’s consider the following six obstacles to ...
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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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    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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    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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    LinkedIn – 10 Tips for Effectively Using Your “Status Update”

    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Andy Robinson One of the features of LinkedIn that tends to be underutilized is the “Status Update” (also called your “Network Update”) in your LinkedIn Profile. Your status update “block” is a white box located just below your picture on your “View My Profile” page. If you don’t see such a block, then you’ve not posted a status ...
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    10 Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook

    10 Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook
    Ever since Jimmy Kimmel declared November 17th “National Unfriend Day,” we’ve been taking a closer look at our 400+ Facebook friends. The man has a point. [widget:inarticlequiz_selfesteem] Facebook makes it too easy to hold onto irrelevant, obsolete or even irritating attachments. Do you really need to be in touch with people you barely knew (or liked) in high school? If you ...
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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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