Discussion: What do you Feel is the Best Social Media Platform for Marketing Your Art?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve begun a discussion with artists about marketing art through social media. In today’s post, I would like to ask for your input and thoughts…

Showing Your Art in Cafés, Restaurants, Banks and Other Venues

Let me begin by admitting up front that I am probably the wrong person to write this post. I own an art gallery and my entire focus is on selling…

Online Critique Group Recording: Portraiture vs Figurative Art – Featured Artist Suzanne Stoltenberg, Airville, PA

In this week’s session we meet Pennsylvania artist  Suzanne Stoltenberg and talk about her figurative paintings. We discuss the differences between portraiture and figurative work and the challenges and opportunities…

Anatomy of an Email Art Scam

If you have a website for your art, you’ve likely received an email that looks a lot like this: Hello There, My name is Pamela Mcallister from Georgia. I actually…

The Gallery Owner Who Cooled Off

A question from a reader: I recently moved to a completely new place and as my life and my visual input changed, so did my work. I started a couple…

Online Critique Group Recording: Featured Artist Kari Feuer, Leland NC

In this week’s session we feature North Carolina artist Kari Feuer and critique her abstracted landscape art. We will talk about finding consistency among disparate styles and subjects, pricing, and…

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: Featured Artist Frank Trucino, Austin, TX

In this week’s session we meet Austin, TX artist and former architect Frank Trocino to talk about his background and artwork. We talk about presentation for unframed work, dealing with…

Debate | Should You Watermark Art You Are Posting Online?

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could…

Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor’s Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?

Recently I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor’s office. The doctor would display the…