Tag: Art Business

Geometry inside and out -- do you see the gleam inside? -- from Leonoff Art Glass

Steal These 4 Design Inspirations

How to Get Your Art Noticed? Be part of the conversation, painters. A couple of weeks ago I attended the Architectural Digest Design Show, and it was intriguing and satisfying to see so many things that painters hold dear are making a big impact in the design world. So if you are struggling with how…

Supergod by Inka Essenhigh

To the Aggressor Go the Spoils

Art Business: All About Pleasant Persistence I went to an artist’s talk the other day and was a bit taken aback when the artist admitted that she went door to door looking for a gallery, taking images to every venue she knew of and talking her way past many annoyed assistants to get a few…

Occupy Gagosian–Some Revolutionary Mutterings

At a recent art talk, Michael Gormley moderated a conversation among artists, and made the statement that in contemporary life, “Finance is leading culture.”  I understood this to refer to the fact that many large art organizations and mainstream platforms are supported by big-moneyed donors, art business groups, corporations and advertisers. Most art coverage in…

An Artist’s Highest Obligation

It is interesting to investigate how we make creative decisions, and how so many of those decisions are based on our perceptions of, or fantasies about, how others will feel toward our work. Perhaps this is quite normal for social beings used to negotiating a world of other social beings. Sunset Reflection by John Hulsey,…

5 Tips for Using Social Media to Market Your Art Business

Hi Artist Daily, Here’s a great post from Jennifer King on honing our social media interactions for the good of our art businesses. Take a look and enjoy! And if you want more in-depth tips consider the Art Business Booster for Success in 2016. All my best, *** We all enjoy using Facebook to stay…

Hesitant by Dominic Avant, oil painting.

The Realities of a Fine Art Career–Dominic Avant

A Short Talk with Dominic Avant The Ninth in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series: The Realities of Fine Art as a Career   Hesitant by Dominic Avant, oil painting. What did you find most surprising about being a full-time painter? Even if you can just paint, expect a demanding work schedule. Becoming a full time…

Lost Horizons by David Neil Mack, watercolor painting.

The Realities of a Fine Art Career–David Neil Mack

A Moment with David Neil Mack The Eighth in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series: The Realities of Fine Art as a Career   Lost Horizons by David Neil Mack, watercolor painting. What did you find most surprising about being a full-time painter? Suddenly you are faced with making decisions about what you’re doing–just to avoid…

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All About Art Business: How to Market Yourself as an Artist

Art businesses Art and business combine to affect all artists differently. For those selling art, an understanding of the art world and the ways of art business at galleries, auctions, and museums comes into play. But marketing art has become something artists can and do pursue individually, selling art online and creating websites that are…

Awesome, Famous, and Get to Do What You Want

Over the weekend, a friend of mine joked that an artist’s ultimate goal should be something like 1) making work that is awesome, 2) being famous or having people appreciate your work so you can make a living doing it, and 3) doing what you want–meaning you are your own master and no one else…

Knitter's Gift by Adam Clague, 30 x 30, oil painting.

The Realities of a Fine Art Career–Adam Clague

A Few Minutes with Adam Clague The Seventh in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series: The Realities of Fine Art as a Career What did you find most surprising about being a professional painter? How far ahead I have to plan my calendar to keep up the necessary momentum. If I wait until my last scheduled…