Choose Your Market

Selecting Jewelry

Before you plan your show schedule, before you promote … choose your market.     Many artists run their businesses hoping that customers who come across their work will choose to buy from them. Actually, it is very much the other way around; through your intention, planning, strategies, and actions, you choose your customers. It’s […]

Artist Profile: Alison Syer

Embroidered butterfly by Alison Syer

Although much of my work is textile based, I also paint in acrylics, I have been painting a series of abstracts based on butterfly markings and colours.

10 Ways Services Can Add Value to Your Art

Selling Artwork

Offer these services with the purchase of your handmade fine craft or artwork and add to the experience and value of owning your work.

Increase Stability and Profitability in Your Wholesale Business

Selling wholesale

When you sell to a variety of wholesale customers, you are less susceptible to being dramatically affected by the loss of any one account.

Artist Profile: Corey Anderson

Carved bowl by Corey Anderson

Since then I have been creating forests of trees in wooden pieces.

ABI Comes to NYC

New York City Workshop 9/27-28

This two-day intensive program on the business of art features nationally-known experts in the field, speaking on topics of interest to creative entrepreneurs who are launching or growing their businesses.

Getting the Most from Your Sales


Commanding the highest possible price tag for your work often has more to do with how well you are handling the business side of the art world than it does raw talent.

Artist Profile: Lesley Roos-Gray

Lesley Roos Ceramic Collection

My natural leaning is to make items of beauty that can be used rather than just looked at.

Why You’ve Got Your Art Business Backwards


If you are running your business by reacting, rather than being proactive, you might find out the hard way what not to do.

Art Business Workshop in Edinboro, PA

StARTup Incubator

The Arts Business Institute is partnering with StARTup Incubator of Edinboro, Pennsylvania to present a two-day intensive workshop on October 10th and 11th.