Articles for Your Art Career

Why Exhibit Your Artwork, Part 1

For most artists, the time spent in your studio is the best part of your day. Working with your materials, developing new ideas, practicing, learning, making something that didn’t exist before – that’s what you were put on earth to do. The act of creation is your home. Even in those times when you don’t like what you’re doing, or worse, when you can’t get into the studio to do it, you know where you belong. For most artists, the day also comes when you start to feel it would be nice if someone other than you could see what you’re doing. All those ideas, that production, sometimes even that beauty – it’s worth putting out into the world. Read more…

Why Exhibit Your Artwork, Part 2

So why should you exhibit your artwork? Even though it can be scary or difficult? Because your artwork is worth it. The following are some reasons to exhibit, listed in alphabetical order, not in any order of perceived value. This alphabet begins with the letter G.  Read more…

Tips on Pricing Your Artwork, Part 1: Fitting into the Market

Being an artist can mean you want to sell your art. If that’s the case for you, at some point you’ll probably need to decide what dollar value to place on your work. If you’re thinking about this, here are 15 tips. I’ve gathered them over many years and am glad to share them with you. Read more…

Tips on Pricing Your Artwork, Part 2: Pricing by Formula

This is the second of two articles on the topic of pricing your art. Once you have an idea where your art fits in the market, how do you go about establishing exact prices? Here are five “formulas” that artists use. One of these may work for you. Read more…

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