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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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Exhibiting your Art Part 3: Working with commercial galleries

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Welcome to part 3 in our ‘Exhibiting your Art’ blog series – how to work with commercial galleries. So far the series has looked at getting started and holding your own exhibition, with future articles set to cover ‘submitting to group shows’…

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Advice on selling your artwork, whatever your career stage

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If you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, you’ll appreciate that selling your artwork isn’t as simple as just adding up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and giving yourself a wage…

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How to find the perfect art studio

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Are you looking to rent an art studio? Read our post covering the process of finding and choosing the perfect artist’s work space.

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Your guide to thriving as an artist outside the major art capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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How major cities shape up for artists: Berlin

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What terms could possibly best sum up Berlin as an artists’ destination? After all, with its cultural stock having been built up over the years by such a large proportion of incomers, one could argue that in many ways, Berlin’s…

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How major cities shape up for artists: London

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London remains home to many of the world’s most significant artistic institutions and events, but is it the right city for you as an artist?

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The Basics of Gaining Gallery Representation

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Are you a teenager or 20-something with dreams of global artistic stardom? Or maybe you’ve turned to a creative path later in life, and are trying to juggle the task of building up a selling and exhibiting profile with that…

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3 surprisingly invaluable books for turning from an amateur into a professional artist

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Some artists handle the divide between amateur and professional more easily than others. While some can become disillusioned by a stop-start practice defined by only occasional sales or gallery interest (perhaps due to prohibitive time, money or location factors), others…

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