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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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    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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    Promote Your Art to Corporate Clients

    Promote Your Art to Corporate Clients
    If you had an insider’s tour of the offices of power brokers, government officials and influential businesspeople in our nation’s capitol, what would you see? Judith HeartSong, the Art Director for corporate consulting firm ArtMatters LLC in Washington, DC, agreed to answer a few question about this world and how artists can become involved in the corporate market. AS: Your company ...
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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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    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?

    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I’ve been wondering about the following question. Is it smarter to “be myself” when I present myself in the art marketplace (and I’m not so sure that “me” is either attractive or wanted) or should I try to adopt some persona and “be somebody” the marketplace wants (if I could figure out who that might be)? I’m guessing ...
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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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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    1. FxCamera (Platform: Android OS) FxCamera (Platform: Android OS): FxCamera is the most popular mobile photo application on the Android operating system. It has cyan filters, Polaroid and Fisheye simulations, and light aperture sequences, among many other features. Pros: It’s constantly updated, every two months in the last year. If users know their favorite app produces good pictures and catches up ...
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    The Call to Action on Your Web Portfolio

    The Call to Action on Your Web Portfolio
    In previous parts of this series, we’ve focused on how to approach the design of your website, image gallery, and About page. We’ve shown a proven record of successful projects, given them the opportunity to dig a little deeper with a blog, and even educated them on how we work. So how do you get them to take the most crucial ...
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    Should Artists Blog?

    Should Artists Blog?
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Professionals artists and novices alike would agree that art lends itself to solitude. From the studio to the gallery — both creating and viewing art tends to be an individualized experience. But is this a necessity of the field, or just a bad habit? Art blogs help artists to reach beyond the canvas or ...
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    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar

    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar
    In an age where consumers have become as comfortable with e-commerce as they have with e-mail, the prospect of maintaining a presence in the physical marketplace can be lost on many a creative entrepreneur. But being physically present at a local craft show, arts and crafts festival, or business forum can be what sets your craft-brand-business apart from the competition. Even ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Print Promotional Tools for Artists: Brochures

    Print Promotional Tools for Artists: Brochures
    Brochures are great promotional tools for artists with a reasonable budget and graphic design skills (or someone who has them). Brochures Say "Real Business" Since brochures take a bit more time, money and energy to create and produce than flyers or postcards, discerning readers are likely to take you a bit more seriously. It's About Your Audience You should have this ...
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    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad

    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad
    I recently came across an online review/rant about a new logo design for the New York City taxi fleet. We all love that sea of yellow that comes rolling downtown in NYC, right? (especially when it's raining). Well, come to find out that what was to be an idea of upgrading the look of the cars and giving a new brand ...
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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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    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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    Art Marketing: Business Cards Aren't Enough!

    Art Marketing: Business Cards Aren't Enough!
    Every artist needs a well designed business card. It's a must have - like the basic black dress or the suit and tie in your wardrobe. Handing out the same business card is like wearing the same outfit to every occasion. You wouldn't wear your gym clothes to a wedding. That's not the impression you'd want to make. The same goes ...
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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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