The Many Challenges an Artist Faces

My father is an artist. For much of my childhood, my father spent part of his time pursuing his art, and the rest working to make ends meet. Eventually, he…

Defining Your Success as an Artist

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of success for an artist One of the great advantages of pursuing art is the personal freedom you enjoy as an artist. As an artist,…

Could This be Why Artists Have a Hard Time Finding Local Representation?

I heard a story on NPR this morning about why managers have a hard time accepting creative ideas from their subordinates. ┬áRecent research suggests it’s not that managers inherently dislike…

Free Broadcast | Ask Barney & Jason | Open Q&A Session

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. Mountain In this month’s broadcast, you get to pick the topics and and ask the questions. Barney and Jason will be taking your…

Earning Potential | Can a Fine Artist Make a Comfortable Living?

As an art gallery owner, I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with artists. I get to interact with artists across the spectrum – from those who…

Time and Motion | Discover Simple Ways to Create Your Artwork More Efficiently

This is a guest post by Barney Davey Time and motion studies have been around for decades. They are a staple of productivity gains in the Industrial Age of the…

My Love/Hate Relationship With Email | How to Conquer your Inbox

Almost everything that happens in my life and business begins in my inbox. Email has become such an important part of my daily life and interactions that one could easily…

Mountains

Though I am a total city slicker now, I wasn’t always one. I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, in a rural community surrounded by high-country desert and wilderness, ringed by…

How to Hire a Personal Assistant for Your Art Business

Several years ago my business was really beginning to pick up and I was becoming overwhelmed with all of the minutia involved in running a business. I could never seem…