Art on Silk

We recently interviewed two painters who sell their work in a different format: silk scarves as fashion accessories. They share their stories and strategies on building their small businesses.     Artist Elena Avanesova approaches her business like a seasoned entrepreneur. She explains her inspiration, presentation and marketing, saying,  “When I first created a design inspired by […]

Artist Profile: Christine Harris

All of my work unfolds like a story because I start with a group of observations, feelings, and ideas, and I don’t know the end until I am finished.

Art & Humor

Selling work can be a tough gig. You need to be all over social media and try every online gallery going, taking quality photos of your pieces from various angles.

Artist Profile: Julie Mazzoni

My instinct thus far has been to try every kind of material and method mosaics has to offer, from handmade ceramics to minerals, stone, traditional thick cut smalti glass, glass beads and found objects

Should You Sell Your Work on Third-Party Sites?

The benefits of third-party sites are that you have a place where your images are easy to upload, and you don’t have to start from scratch or reinvent the wheel.

Artist Profile: Stephen Kenneth Hackley

Why do I paint what I paint? In my opinion it is time for a renaissance of beauty. I want to bring that back.

Are You Disorganized? It Could be Hurting Your Art Business

You can have all the creativity in the world, but if you can’t remember which gallery has which piece or find the contact info for that interested buyer, you could be missing out on a potential sale.

Artist Profile: Sue Majewski

Mosaic artist Sue Majewski presents her portfolio, and speaks about her background and inspiration.     ABI:  How did you originally begin creating mosaics, and how has your style developed?   SM:  In college, I took every type of art class available, from printmaking to bookmaking. Once I started breaking things apart and rearranging pieces, I knew I […]

Adapt a Sales Mindset and Sell More Art

Your inspired state of mind in the studio helps you design, innovate and create amazing art. Making sales, however, involves someone else’s mindset – that of your customer.

Artist Profile: Arrowyn Craban Lauer

I really love folk art, but I also love modern clean lines and simplicity, so I have endeavored to combine those things to create something which has a folk heart but the spirit of modern design.