Past Posts

January 2010
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Explaining artspeak to artists

We are always telling artists,”Don’t use artspeak”…
Here is an example from another field…

A Secret to Pricing your Art

I am going to tell you a secret, well it’s not really a secret we just don’t want to believe it to be true. However, once you believe it you will look at pricing your art in a new light. Your cannot price your art to sell. You can’t do anything to make your art [...]

What good are Art Schools?

Having studied a few years of Architectural Engineering way back when, I always, in the back of my mind, wondered what I missed by not studying at an art achool. After all, I have ended up with a career in “Fine Arts.”

Great seminar energy!

You gotta love it! How can we not be inspired by the artists coming up to us and telling us that we have opened new doors for them? Or that the group makes them feel as though they belong?  How telling as well. Watching the video on my early education experience at the hands of [...]

ACE Workshop video excerpt

Here is a clip from our January 14 Workshop – Myth Busting Business Facts for Artists at Jerry’s Artarama Raleigh, NC store. Theresa tells of an incident at Art School that explains her motivation Tonights Workshop is sold out also. Starting in February 17, we will be holding monthly workshops at Jerry’s. These will go [...]

Is your E-mail address costing you money?

This is a quick post to remind you to look at your email address. Ideally, it should be But if it’s not, please don’t try to do business with an email address. Yes, it keeps spam away from you, but if a potential collector emails you and gets back a link to a [...]

Outside art/craft shows

The following is a one day art/craft show that has been around for 30 years.

Thoughts on our first 2010 Workshop

The question of HOW to bring in money from your art product takes on a whole new perspective when the times get tough and sales either drop or become non-existent. And if you never made any money from your art, then a tinge of desperation sets in.

Starving artist sale

Starving Artist Sale! I hope none of you EVER participates in a show or sale where this is the headline grabber! “Well”, you say, “What else should we use? It IS a sale and we ARE starving!” Humor aside, think what you are implying. You might as well yell “ART GIVEAWAY!”or “CHEAP! ALMOST FREE!” Most [...]

Adding video to your website

Adding video content to your website has become a new means of increasing traffic and raising your site in the Search Engines.