Archives for December 2011

Artists: Are You Digitally Sharecropping?

Too many artists are building someone else’s business.  They are essentially digitally sharecropping. Are you one of them? Sites like Etsy, eBay, Artfire, FineArtAmerica, and others (which I call Art Malls) make it easy to create the illusion of having a ‘web presence.’ When they upload all of their work to an Art Mall site, […]

Are You Ready to Take the Leap of Faith and Become a Professional Artist?

Have you always wanted to be a professional artist, but you’re waiting for the right time? Maybe you intend to become a professional artist when you feel you are good enough, or when you’re in a better financial position, or when your kids have grown up and left home. When will that be? 5 years? […]

Blueprint for Building a Community of Artists: An Inspiring Message of Hope from Marsha Savage

No matter what happens with our national economy, there will be artists who thrive, and who very much enjoy their prosperity. These are the people who refused to fail, who didn’t give up, and who have surrounded themselves with like-minded people traveling the same evolutionary path. Marsha Hamby Savage, a landscape painter living and working […]

Top 10 Reasons You Need Your Own Artist Website or Blog

Have you been thinking about setting up your own artist website? Are you interested in starting your own art blog? If you are an artist, there are lots of very good reasons for setting up your own website or blog. Here are just 10 of them: Professionalism Owning your own artist website or art blog […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Thrive and Prosper in the New Economy

There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the momentous economic catastrophes unraveling all around. Security, certainty and jobs have been sucked into a […]

Are You Polishing Your Art Marketing Skills for the Coming New Year?

Will this be the year that you take your art marketing to the next level? What are you doing now to make sure this year and coming years will be your best ever for art marketing? You may need to spend time on one or more of the following Art Marketing educational areas now: factual […]

4 Crucial Things Artists Need To Know About the New Facebook

Facebook has undergone a RADICAL overhaul recently. Many artists use Facebook as a platform for promoting their artwork.  So what will the new changes mean if you have an artist’s Facebook Page? What do artists need to know about the new Facebook? Lets take a look at some of the new changes. The power in […]

3 Simple Steps for Staring Down Creative Block

Creative block feels like the end of your world. Firstly, there’s the frustration — not being able to do something you love, that normally works like a dream. Like getting into your finely-tuned, lovingly-polished car, turning the key and hearing a pathetic splutter. Or hitting the ‘Jump to Lightspeed’ button and watching the stars just […]

8 Top Websites for Art News and Information

Would you like to know the top websites for art news and information? Would you like the best sources for art events, happenings, receptions and opening? There are many ways to engage in the arts; through gallery visits, buying art, attending openings and receptions or becoming a museum member. But with the information overload it […]

Are You Making These 6 Mistakes on Your Artist Website?

I look at a lot of artists’ websites and in my meanderings around the corners of cyberspace I have found that there are some issues that come up again and again. I would say that there are a core of common mistakes on some of these websites, all of which have the potential to seriously […]

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