Prostituting Yourself – An Academia Attitude by M Theresa Brown

October 13, 2010 Right now, we are set up with our art, at a show.  Sure it’s a long day, every day, for several weeks but after a few days we get into the rythym of it and we can work while we sell so to speak 🙂 While we work,  we chat with prospects…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/10/2010

The Holiday Art Market by M Theresa Brown

The next couple of months are crunch time for artists!  You hand create your art product and have time, energy, a bit of you and your creativity involved with each piece. And there is no doubt that you, along with every other merchant in the world sees the next few months of sales as critical…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/10/2010

Market Yourself by M Theresa Brown

Positive Tips for success As much as we would all like to stay in our studios and create our artwork and never appear in public, the best chances for success include regular public appearances. Art and Craft shows are just one of the many opportunities for artists. They can be large and juried; small and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/09/2010

2 Tips for Online Sales 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. That is only possible if you are set up with an online merchant account. It…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/09/2010

5 Ways to Get More People Reading Your Email Newsletter by M Theresa Brown

In our recent Seminar,  we touched on the topic of creating interesting newsletters.  There are  many programs available which make it easy, affordable and convenient to send out email newsletters,  in quantity, and  without it being labeled by the Internet as spam. We use Streamsend to send out over 1200 email newsletter for our Art…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 21/09/2010

The Morning Password by M Theresa Brown

So it begins when I decide to not procrastinate and work in the office rather than my studio.  I go to check my personal online banking account to make a payment and realize that I changed the password (since it kept telling me to) and silly me did not write it down. At least I…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/09/2010

5 Steps to Turn Negative Artist Thoughts into Positives! by M Theresa Brown

“My work is better than that!” We’ve all said or thought it. And we probably meant it. But what it really means, when all is said and done, is that we are, at some level, envious of that other artist. So how can we turn this negative thought into a productive, positive action that benefits…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/08/2010

The Pleasure of Creating Art – Time to START by M Theresa Brown

The sheer pleasure an artist receives from simply creating art in some form is what motivates artists of all ages to create.  Whether it is a folded origami paper or a ten ton metal sculpture,  the pleasure derived from the very act of creating is the same. Children don’t need any persuasion to dip into…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 06/08/2010

The REAL KEYS to PRICING YOUR ART by M Theresa Brown

On one of our several nationwide art marketing forums recently, the question posed was, “Theresa, I’m in the dark as to how to price the pet portraits. I don’t know anyone around here who does pet portraits to see what they are charging. After you figure the cost of the surface (canvas or panel) and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/07/2010

The Refreshing Art of Entrepreneurship by M Theresa Brown

They started early in the morning, long before most of the tourists were up and about. From the balcony of my sixth floor room I saw the sellers park in the distant empty lot by the ocean and trudge through the sand with their goods. A few had  umbrellas. They needed the umbrellas on this…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 07/07/2010