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Write the Perfect Artist Statement

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An artist statement sets out your unique philosophy as an artist in no more than 300 words (and sometimes as few as 150). It offers insight into your work, in your own words. It also provides context for your art and enhances the viewer’s experience.

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How to Create Prints of Your Artwork

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As a painter, sometimes the market for your work can be limited. That’s particularly true if you work on a large scale or attach a high price to your art. One way to expand your market is to create prints…

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Become a successful artist: a step-by-step plan

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Becoming a successful artist means more than mastering your chosen medium. Learn how to set long-term goals and measure progress as you build your artistic career.

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How to market your artwork for Christmas

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Ideas on how to encourage clients to add your artwork to their Christmas list!

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How To Spot an Art Scam

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We’d like to think we’re wise to endless variety of spam emails, but the art scam email can be particularly hard to spot.  Not because these phishers are particularly canny, but because they prey on our hopes and vanity. Unfortunately,…

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What is a “Vanity Gallery” and Is a Pay-to-Play Exhibit Ever Smart for Emerging Artists?

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A vanity gallery is the artist’s equivalent of fool’s gold.  You receive an email from a gallery you’ve never heard of before.  Maybe the gallery claims a “collector we both know” recommended your work.  They promise your very own exhibit,…

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Join an Artist Group and Take Your Art to the Next Level

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The collaboration between Warhol and Basquiat is a good lesson in the value of joining artist groups that help you network and discover collaborators.

From Impressionism to Pop Art: Every Movement Begins as an Artist Group If you’re wondering whether you’d like to join a local artist group or create your own, it may be intimidating to imagine yourself among the ranks of the…

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Self-Promoting Your Art On Social Media

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Self Promoting On Social Media For better or worse, social media has become an all-pervasive feature of our time, impacting everything from how we think and communicate to the way we relate to one and other at the most personal…

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How to: promote your art on social media

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Self Promoting On Social Media Handling self-promotion on social media and keeping up with the constant changes sucks. Just when you think you have everything figured out, some new app or update will come along and set you back at…

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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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