Art Marketing Minute: My War Against the Term “Emerging Artist”

In my interactions in the art world, I frequently hear artists refer to themselves as “emerging”. This used to be even more common as the term seemed to take on…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Is a Recovery Possible After Getting Off to a Poor Start with a Gallery Owner?

Much of what I write on the blog and in my books is aimed to help artists better work with galleries. There probably could, and should, be as much written…

Online Critique Group Recording Now Available | Featured Artist Claudia Tremblay

We just completed another Online Critique Group meeting – it was a lot of fun! If you didn’t get a chance to join us live, you can now watch the…

Keep Marketing!!! | COVID 19 and the Art Market | Update March 31, 2020

Beginning today, metropolitan Phoenix will join other metro areas around the country by implementing a shelter-in-place order. As COVID-19 cases increase in Arizona, it seemed such an order was inevitable,…

Collective Wisdom | Creating Titles for Your Artwork

Coming up with great titles for artwork can be a real drag. Many artists feel like it’s more work to come up with a title than it is to create…

Anatomy of a Sale | How We Used Photoshop to Make a $5,000 Art Sale

How many times have you heard this: “I like this painting, but the size won’t work for my space”? I’m sure I’ve heard the phrase hundreds, if not thousands, of…

Online Critique Group Recording Now Available | Featured Artist Claudia Tremblay

We just finished our first Online Critique Group meeting – it was a lot of fun! If you didn’t get a chance to join us live, you can now watch…

COVID 19 and the Art Market | Update March 23, 2020 | Virtual Gallery Opening

Traffic has dropped even more over the last four or five days, as might be expected under current circumstances. Art Walk was cancelled on Thursday to prevent large crowds from…

What Would You Do? The Client Who Won’t Finish Paying

I received the following email from an artist: [Last] year, a collector came to my studio and chose two paintings. The smaller work was priced at approx. $1100, the other…

What do You Listen to While You Work?

As I’ve mentioned in past articles, my dad is an artist. When I was growing up, dad didn’t go off to work like most other kids’ dads, instead he went…