Feb
28
2011

Why You May Not Be Ready to Turn Your Art Into a Business by M Theresa Brown

Although I am considered a successful marketing artist, where every bill that I pay comes from money that I earn through my art sales, I am fully aware that what I do for a living, creating and selling my art as a business, is not for everyone! Self employment is hard work! But recently a long thread ran on another forum that I belong to with advice from many, various artists on "starting a fine art business" being thrown around like it was a recipe for biscuits!  I am always amazed at how quickly someone will take advice from someone who may not be where they want to be! (think about that) Why would anyone take business advice from som... [More]
Feb
16
2011

Spotlighting Your Work by M Theresa Brown

Participating in both indoor and outdoor shows is a great way to connect with prospects and show your work.  In reality, you are  your own portable Art Gallery, bringing your work to people who often only see "live art" at such an event.If you are at an outdoor show and it's a beautiful, sunny day with moderate temperatures, Mother Nature has given you an edge to spotlighting your work!But what if you are at an indoor show? The flourescent lights are 25 feet above your allotted 10 x 10 space. You are next to John Doe with his stained glass on one side, Jane Doe with her watercolors on the other side and a whole line of artists acros... [More]
Feb
7
2011

What Works for You? by Deb Bartos

I’m now doing a seasonal blog for Jerry’s (four times a year) as this works for me. Winter is the perfect time for soul-searching, organizing,  and removing the clutter to make room for the new life that appears in spring. I’ve always liked to look at life in seasons, and love them all. They all have their own beauty, and their changing nature reminds me first that change is possible and secondly, not to take the present for granted, as of course, it doesn’t last. It’s meant to be enjoyed in the moment.My title of “what works for you” this month is because I’m asking myself this question. I... [More]

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