Why the Growth Mindset Is Your Natural State

What is the Growth Mindset? How do you get it? How do you make it work for you? These are great questions for any inquiring artist. And I hope that after reading this post you will know how to use the Growth Mindset to your advantage. But I have to warn you, this one is […]

They Said You’d NEVER Be An Artist

Almost EVERYBODY dreams of someday…. Writing a book

What An Artist Can Learn From Weird Al Yankovic

I have a small confession to make. I found myself watching Weird Al Yankovic on Youtube yesterday…and I kinda liked it. I don’t typically spend much time on Youtube during my “work hours”; however, through a series of random thoughts, I ended up on Youtube watching Weird Al Yankovic. This guy has been around for […]

Your Dream Day

Your dream day. Have you ever tried to really imagine it? What would your dream day look like? I want to share a personal story that could make a huge impact on your life. In 1998 I hit the “reset button” on my life by moving to New York City. I’ll save the backstory that […]

5 Lies About Selling Art We All Fall For

Tell me – what’s the single WORST piece of advice you’ve ever received about selling art? Over the last few years, I’ve heard some great ones about selling art. And I want to share them with you – and get some of your thoughts too. You know how it goes…Unsolicited advice – bad advice – […]

The Easy Way to Sell Art (Or Anything)

There’s a simple reason so many artists don’t like to sell art – including most of those who sell for a living. “Selling” typically can feel manipulative, phoney, even sleazy. That’s because selling, as typically taught, practiced, and rewarded by most businesses, IS manipulative, unethical, and often sleazy. It’s centered on what salespeople must do […]

Why Artists Must Cultivate Attention and Desire

One of the things I’ve noticed is a real tendency for artists to get obsessed with the latest shiny red ball. In other words, some new and exciting tactic or strategy takes hold and it’s all anyone can talk about. This fact is nothing new – it’s human nature to latch on to “what’s new”, […]

The Artist Exposure Problem

Everybody thinks there’s an artist exposure problem. But it’s just not true. Sure, there’s a problem with the type of exposure you’re getting – but it’s not what you think it is. After blogging about art marketing for years, writing numerous art marketing eBooks, releasing multiple online courses, and starting several companies – I’ve learned […]

How Georgia O’Keeffe Changed American Art

Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916, several decades after women had gained access to art training in America’s colleges and universities, and before any of its women artists were […]

Why Your Art Won’t Sell Itself

I hear from a lot of artists. They usually say something like this to me: “Gary, my art speaks for itself.” No, it doesn’t. Sorry. Your art won’t sell itself. When I hear them say they “hate marketing,” I ask them why. Many reply with some variation of “I hate being self-promotional” or “My art […]

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