Author Archive for Carol Burns

What is textile art and can you make a living at it?

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Once considered a mere craft, more and more artists are establishing textiles as a fine art medium, and buyers and collectors are responding with increasing enthusiasm as they look to expand their art collections with textile art. Alongside the cave…

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How to be a successful self-taught artist

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Where did you study? Is often one of the first questions an artist gets asked. But what if you didn’t study anywhere? Then you are in good company and most of the artworld agree it doesn’t matter if you are…

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Sell more artwork through interior design

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a painting that says "Your Art Here" inside a well-furnished home

The world of fine art proudly rejects the idea of being mere decoration.  But the global market for interior design is fully ten times the size of the art market.  Can artists really afford to ignore a $660 billion market…

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How to publicize your art: seven different tricks

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The exhibition date is set, the artwork is ready to install – so now it’s time to generate some publicity. But chances are you may already be too late unless you think ahead and follow these simple rules to publicize…

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