PSoA Conference 2011

When I was in school, I got in ruts just like anyone else.  Sometimes you are just frustrated or uninspired.  But one of the great things about school is that you have teachers and classmates to inspire you.  I have written before about how different it is to paint after college.  You do  not have…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 16/05/2011

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

Come Out for a Great Cause!

Hello there blog friends!Come out for a great cause! Robert King is selling his “Alien in Love” series. Please join us at Lilly’s Pizza for First Friday, May 5th for a gathering of friends, beverages and Great Pizza 6pm-10pm. Each painting is for sale ranging from $400 – $824. Please contact Robert or Lisa King…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/05/2011

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

Getting Ready for the Summer Art Shows by M Theresa Brown

If you are like us, by the end of February, beginning of March, you are interested in the arrival of Spring. Mother Nature may yet  throw a curve ball at us and dump a few last winter storms but we remain, in North Carolina, hopeful that all the signs around us point to spring at…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/03/2011

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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/02/2011