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2023 Art Social Media Marketing Calendar

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Art Social Media Calendar

Do you spend valuable time figuring out what to post on social media?  Let’s face it.  You know that more and more art buyers are discovering their next family heirloom online. But social media can be a huge drain on…

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How to write a title for your artwork

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Painter van Gogh used simple disciptions when he created tiles for his artwork

With the right title, you entice and enthrall your viewers, even before they’ve had time to process the work. Ideally, a title should gesture to the theme, inspiration, or concept featured within the work, without giving it away completely.

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Artisan Markets: Tips for Joining and Selling Your Art

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sell art at artisan markets

Selling art at artisan markets can be a great way to increase sales and visibility without the commitment of a brick-and-mortar store.

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A Contemporary Art Guide To: Athens

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After weathering a decade-long economic crisis, riots and mass unemployment contributing to widespread social instability, Greece’s capital, long associated more so with its history than with its burgeoning present, has emerged in recent years as one of the most exciting…

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Become a successful artist: a step-by-step plan

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portrait painting of girl with red lips

Becoming a successful artist means more than mastering your chosen medium. Learn how to set long-term goals and measure progress as you build your artistic career.

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How to market your artwork for Christmas

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Holiday Art Marketing Checklist

Ideas on how to encourage clients to add your artwork to their Christmas list!

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How To Spot an Art Scam

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email scam of artists

We’d like to think we’re wise to endless variety of spam emails, but the art scam email can be particularly hard to spot.  Not because these phishers are particularly canny, but because they prey on our hopes and vanity. Unfortunately,…

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What is a “Vanity Gallery” and Is a Pay-to-Play Exhibit Ever Smart for Emerging Artists?

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Yellow Caution sign on the white wall of a vanity gallery

A vanity gallery is the artist’s equivalent of fool’s gold.  You receive an email from a gallery you’ve never heard of before.  Maybe the gallery claims a “collector we both know” recommended your work.  They promise your very own exhibit,…

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Join an Artist Group and Take Your Art to the Next Level

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The collaboration between Warhol and Basquiat is a good lesson in the value of joining artist groups that help you network and discover collaborators.

From Impressionism to Pop Art: Every Movement Begins as an Artist Group If you’re wondering whether you’d like to join a local artist group or create your own, it may be intimidating to imagine yourself among the ranks of the…

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What is textile art and can you make a living at it?

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Textile artwork

Once considered a mere craft, more and more artists are establishing textiles as a fine art medium, and buyers and collectors are responding with increasing enthusiasm as they look to expand their art collections with textile art. Alongside the cave…

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Self-Promoting Your Art On Social Media

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Self Promoting On Social Media For better or worse, social media has become an all-pervasive feature of our time, impacting everything from how we think and communicate to the way we relate to one and other at the most personal…

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How to: promote your art on social media

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Self Promoting On Social Media Handling self-promotion on social media and keeping up with the constant changes sucks. Just when you think you have everything figured out, some new app or update will come along and set you back at…

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Original ideas of things to draw

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Hand drawing eyes on white page

American illustrator Andrew Loomis once said, “To learn to draw is to draw and draw and draw.” Wise advice, but what happens when a lack of inspiration makes it hard to find something to sketch? Returning to the same subject…

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How to be a successful self-taught artist

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John Hurford 21102-demoiselle-fly

Where did you study? Is often one of the first questions an artist gets asked. But what if you didn’t study anywhere? Then you are in good company and most of the artworld agree it doesn’t matter if you are…

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How To: Reduce your Carbon Footprint

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In April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN-backed, international body of climate scientists, released their latest report on climate change mitigation. The report makes for grim reading. Peppered with phrases such as ‘almost inevitable’, and ‘now…

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