Jan
3
2011

Putting Your Art Career in Motion in January! by M Theresa Brown

Everyone loves the start of a New Year! It's human nature to review the  past year, look forward to a new year and see its possibilities.  And it is human nature to make plans and set goals for each new year!

Technically the stretch of holidays ended with New Year's Day. But we have spent days revamping our websites...still doing that.....and  getting organized  long before that D-Day of January 1.  :-)

The good news is that we ended 2010 with a bang...the final 3 months exploded with orders and new collectors.  Like everyone else who works for a living , we too, have had to tweak, adjust and re-work areas of the business plans we create each year in our art marketing!  So every indication shows that consumers are loosening their purse strings!

But our financial rewards were not a result of blind luck. We had many clients and several large dollar clients invest their money into our art this fall but we had consistently been in touch with them for a period of time....some for years!   We adhere to the "rule of seven" and that means  staying in touch with all interested people all year long through a variety of low cost methods.   And that is the point: you simply never know when your steady marketing will pay off! So when they did come to us, we were ready!

Being ready meant that our Business plan for 2010 worked and kept working! Anyone who has been in one of our Art Marketing seminars knows that success does not happen by accident. Or for free, or without thought or without perseverance! If you would like to hear my story on Blog Talk Radio in an interview with Dana Woods, visit my "about me" page and follow along!

Consistency and  perseverance WILL pay off. So this week, as start into 2011, sit down and take the time to lay out a business plan for 2011. It's my mantra :-).

Need help? A big jump star? Join us all day Sunday, January 16 from 12:00-6:00 for an in depth step by step layout and implementation of your plan! Our popular art marketing, audio CD, Art For Sale,  is included in the seminar!Check it out at Jerrysartevents.com

 

 

Dec
21
2010

How Daily Painting Can Make You a Better Artist by Mike Rooney

If you've been around the painting business any amount of time you've probably heard the term "daily painting." But you may be asking "what is that exactly?" and may be wondering what it could offer you.

Daily painting is a movement that started years ago and is pretty much attributed to an artist named Duane Keiser. It started when he would paint a small painting (around 6x8) and post it on Ebay and auction it off, every day. If you're familiar with the online art business today that doesnt sound so revolutionary but back before there were hundreds of thousands of artists selling online, that was revolutionary. Back then just about everybody was selling exclusively at shows or in galleries. To use the 'new' technology of the internet to sell art was unheard of. Not so today. Just google "art blog" and see what pops up!

Daily painters are artists who commit to paint a small painting everyday and post it online for sale. There are also daily painter 'galleries' that post their painter's paintings online every day of the week.

Now, how can all this help the budding artist? Lets look at the benefits of painting every single day.

What would happen if you were a marksman with a rifle and shot in competitions, but you never had any target practice. Same thing goes for painting daily. Think of daily painting as target practice. They'll ultimately help your larger paintings. If you're painting daily you'll also have lots of little paintings that you can sell cheaply (compared to your larger paintings). Start a blog and put them on there everyday. After several months start asking to get in some of the new daily painter online galleries and soon you'll have several dozen potential buyers looking at your work every single day. Selling work is all about marketing and daily painting is just one really successful way to do that. Now stop reading this and go paint one!

 

MikeRooney.blogspot.com

 

Dec
9
2010

Stormtrooper Snatching!

As many of you may know, this past weekend was Art Basel, an epic art show that takes over Miami.  The who's who of the art world were all there.  One of the most controvertial names in street art, Mr. Brainwash, had an installation on Collins Ave.  On the balconies of the outside of the building were wood cutouts of Stormtroopers.  An unknown assailant, snatched a stormtrooper in broad daylight and later went around Wynwood introducing his new friend, Abe Solomon.  Check out the video to see the snatching take place and Like Abraham Solomon on Facebook!

                                                              Abe gets all the ladies!

 

                                                                       Paparazzi!

 

 

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