How to say “NO.” The comeback reply that will change your life by M Theresa Brown

Change your life? Wow, that’s a big claim!  But it’s true 🙂 All of my articles come from my actual experiences or are areas of interest to other artists.  This is one article where my reply is from the “real life” experiences group and putting this advice into practice WILL , directly and indirectly, change…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/06/2011

“If Art Should Sell Itself” then why am I so broke?

“Art Should Sell Itself!” That would be nice. But it doesn’t and it won’t happen. Not in your lifetime.  And curiously enough, artists actually know this.  But somewhere back in their mind is some group, book or individual whispering that phrase to them and early education is very powerful…..even if it is utterly wrong!Artists who…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/06/2011

Are you SURE you want a critique? by M Theresa Brown

Critiques. If you are an artist, you cannot escape the universal  useage nor  overexposure of the word, “Critique.”  It is used randomly about the art world to the point where you either embrace the concept or reject it entirely.  In art,  Critiques are used in grade school, in art lessons,  art lecturers and schools of…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 31/05/2011

If I Sell out at this show, I won’t have enough art for the next one… by M Theresa Brown

I chatted with a potter recently about entering an upcoming show that I thought would be good for her.  She surprised me when she laughingly confessed that the previous year she had skipped that opportunity because she was afraid that she would have no time to re-stock her pottery when she sold out at the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/05/2011

The Total Art Experience by M Theresa Brown

The dew on the grass was wet, the morning almost chilly, but Saturday, May 7 was our scheduled “Paint in the Garden” START (www.startart.com) class and we had a dozen people coming in at 10:00 am to learn or re-experience painting “Plein air” or from life outside at our studio. Right on cue, the sun…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/05/2011

Listening to the Advice of Jack White by M Theresa Brown

I have admired the advice of artist Jack White for a long time. He is not one of those online marketing artsy gurus who blows smoke at you. He tells it like it is when it comes to the real life of the real working artist.  He never went all glossy and high tech and…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 25/04/2011

Where Do You Stand on This? by M Theresa Brown

This is an article bound to bring opinions to the surface and ignite that perpetual  dialogue of “what is Art?” Read the article in its entirety before coming to any conclusions about the artists or the actual art piece and ask yourself where you stand.  Would this happen in the US? Has it happened in…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 13/04/2011

The Power of Social Networks by M Theresa Brown

The Power of Social Networks Although I have shared my insights and successes about social networking before, mainly Facebook, there is not much I can improve upon in this article from marketing book author, Penny Sansevieri! I am ALWAYS sharing with artists that ALL businesses operate in essentially the same fashion..and an artist’s business is…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/04/2011

2 Tips for Online Art Sales on Your Website! by M Theresa Brown

You know that marketing phrase “Make money while you sleep?” Well it IS possible for artists to do just that with their art product IF they make it convenient and  easy for shoppers to see and buy their art 24/7. You can offer your art and an easy way to purchase it at any time…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/03/2011

Accepting Credit Cards by M Theresa Brown

Credit and debit cards. As a marketing artist (www.ArtCareerExperts.com) , I am asked all the time by artists about what and how to accept credit cards.  “I can’t afford the fees!” says one artist.“They’ll take a big bite out of the final figure!” complains another.“My bank won’t give me one-they say I’m not a business…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/03/2011