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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/05/2011
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…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 03/01/2011
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…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/10/2010
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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/10/2010
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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/09/2010
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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/09/2010
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…..