How to Deal with Difficult Customers

You may have had a tough day and the last thing you need is a complaint from a customer who is short-tempered, unhappy or unreasonable.

Artist Profile: Beth Gregory

My years in the gallery allowed me to establish a network of contacts with artists, galleries, and the Montana Arts Council.

Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies

At every workshop presented by The Arts Business Institute, we teach pricing strategies. This topic is one of the most challenging and confusing for artists, and is essential to the health of your small business.

Top Published Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual recap of the most popular business articles published during 2016.

Artist Success: Printmakers Talk Business

We asked about the unique nature of their technique, how they explain the value of their work, and how they market and sell.

Artist Profile: Rachel Olynuk

The sights and sounds of nature from the forest around me to my flower gardens filled with bright and vibrant colors and delightful fragrances.

Artist Success: How Painters Sell Their Work

We spoke with three women who have different approaches to marketing and selling their work.

Artist Profile: Joanna Gregores

I have had the good fortune to live on three different continents and it is through my drawing that I have discovered different cultures and people.

The Business of Fiber Art

We spoke with three fiber artists who use very different techniques, and asked them: What do you do? How do you earn money with your art?

Artist Profile: Cheri Cottrell

Going the self-publishing route was overwhelming—because I knew nothing about the publishing business at first—but learning wasn’t impossible.