Emergency Convention Kit – We got it

I forgot to bring that!!! Avoid the panic of the last minute… Jerry’s Has Your Back! To avoid the panic of the last minute OMG-I-FORGOT-TO-BRING-THAT syndrome at HeroesCon! Jerrysartarama.com remembers the forgetful at HeroesCon! For those that need it Karalyn/Mama Hat is bringing an “OMG-I-FORGOT-TO-BRING-THAT-EMERGENCY-CONVENTION-KIT!” We will be at Table AA-311 for HeroesCon 2013 in…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 06/06/2013

Top 25 Paintings Sold – Based on Worth

The world’s most valuable paintings! There’s no money in art, eh? It’s often taken for granted that being an artist means being broke. There is an archetype that exists in our culture: the struggling, if not mentally unstable, artistic genius. While this idea has its romantic elements, there actually is a lot of money that…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 19/04/2013

Dryden Art and Canvas Keepers – Organization for Artists

The ultimate organizer for studios, classrooms, galleries, museums and more! Disorganized artists, rejoice! After a long wait, the new Dryden Art and Canvas Keepers are finally here — so it’s time to get those half-finished paintings and raw canvas off the ground and into one of these unique new art storage units! (Read on below…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/03/2012

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

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

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