ARTIST RESOURCES: ADVICE BLOG

Here you'll find blogs about artist development, arts management, marketing, & business tips!

December 10, 2019
Utilizing Social Media Platforms To Your Best Advantage
Utilizing Social Media Platforms To Your Best Advantage

Social media platforms have become a prime place for marketing business, both small and large. Over the past 5 years, most platforms have evolved more than just sharing thoughts and opinions, they now include metrics, analytics, algorithms, etc. a...

December 10, 2019
How To Price Your Artwork
How To Price Your Artwork

Pricing your work can be tricky. It takes time, experience, and trial and error. Whether you’re determining the price on an original painting, commission, or service, I’ve compiled a he...

December 10, 2019
5 Tips For Planning Your First Event
5 Tips For Planning Your First Event

Planning your first event can be intimidating. You know, you’re risking your name, money, and time for an event that can either be a hit or a flop. Oop, we’ve all been there so don&rsqu...

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December 10, 2019
Defining And Redefining Your Artistic Style

Every artist can relate to trying something different once and then never trying it again. Usually, it’s because a technique or theme doesn’t fall within our style - the way we choose to present our work (ie. using bright colors, dramatic lines and shapes, themes, etc.). Sometime we simply become accustomed to creatin...

December 10, 2019
Intro To Writing Exhibition Proposoals

In many cases, galleries conduct open calls for their upcoming exhibit seasons months prior and allot a certain amount of time, funds, and space for selected artists/exhibits. If you have an exhibit idea in mind, lets make sure you have the essentials in your proposal! You’ll need an online portfolio, artist bio, arti...

December 10, 2019
The Basics Of Starting An LLC

Are you thinking about starting a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) but unsure of the initial and long-term costs, resources available, and benefits to you? Perfect, lets gain some perspective. Do I need an LLC? Overall, you don’t need an LLC to start a business. There are other business structures, including ...

December 10, 2019
Navigating School While Having An Art Business

It’s easy to look at the finish line before you get there. School can be tough to manage considering your personal life and outside circumstances. Don’t let it stop you from visualizing and preparing for the future you want. If anything, it should be a part of your master plan, not a detriment to that plan (sometimes ...

December 10, 2019
Then And Now: The Difference A Year Makes

My grandmother is one of my favorite portraits to paint and I have revisited her portrait on a few occasions throughout my artistic journey. Each of these pieces was completed about 1-2 years apart. And it is only by doing these reflective comparisons every now and then that I realize and appreciate the growth that ha...

December 10, 2019
7 Must Do's Before Participating In Events

Participating in events is new territory to many. It can be scary but very rewarding at the same time. After all, we have to do things that make us uncomfortable in order elevate to the next level. Whether you’re scouted by a curator or submitting to open calls, here are 7 steps to take when deciding to participate in...

December 10, 2019
How To Take High-Quality Photos On A Budget

Have you ever seen a dope piece of work but the photo was cloudy or pixelated or the lighting just wasn't there? Me too, including on most of my older work. Presentation helps land that sale/opportunity and is a representation of your investment in yourself, as well as your brand. Quite frankly, poor quality photos ta...

December 10, 2019
3 Ways To Support An Artist While Being An Artist

When you think about supporting a fellow artist, what ways come to mind or would you like to see? Does anything even come to mind at all? Well, for the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about how can I really support other artists in more beneficial ways. You know, more than just liking and sharing their photos on so...

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