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

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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 16/02/2011

Information Overload – Feed your Client one spoonful at a time by M Theresa Brown

The advice on selling art is so numerous on the Internet nowadays  that the generic  word of mouth advice artists used to hear from friends and neighbors has gone from “You’ll starve” to the Internet version of “it’s easy and this is all you do!” The experts are everywhere. With so much “advice” popping up…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/01/2011

A Tale of Two Vacuums by M Theresa Brown

When I realized that the well dressed, polite man standing outside our front door was selling vacuum cleaners, I inwardly sighed. But I decided, “What the heck, why not?” He would never talk us into buying something as unnecessary or as expensive as one of those door to door vacuum cleaners. But I respect people…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/01/2011

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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 03/01/2011

Spotlight on Artist ANN FLAHERTY by M Theresa Brown

When a participant in one of our art marketing seminars came up to me afterwards and began to chat about some of the aspects of things we had discussed, little did I realize what an amazing person I was talking with!Sometimes touching the lives of thousands starts with a simple concept: Finding a need and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/12/2010

The Value of Workshops by M Theresa Brown

Years ago, when you wanted to know something about how to create art, your choices were limited. Either you read a book or went to college. There was no YouTube, DVDs and if you had TV (seriously-as recent as 40 years ago, many people did not!) you may catch a show with the earliest of…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/12/2010

The Emerging Artist Label by M Theresa Brown

Far away from the fantasy art auctions of Christie’s and Sotheby’s is the real world of art  sales where there are many thousands of artists who create and sell their art.  In this world, the artist is usually working directly with the buyer and for sums far less than the multimillion dollar art in the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/11/2010

Art as Comfort Food by M Theresa Brown

Really, all we needed last night in our studio was a crackling fire to add a little more of the already present ambiance of the evening! Munching away on cookies and relaxing with hot coffee and lemonade (the wine has to be next for the all adult classes!) the two hour class zipped by. It…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 24/10/2010