Reach out to others and enjoy the comfort of exchanging mutual support. Develop a positive attitude and you will an attract abundance of goodness and security, now and for the future. ~ Renée Phillips
Eric Maisel discusses how your work may change in grief and the aftermath of crisis and loss.
Go to the top. Offer to become an assistant for an established artist or take a job in a leading gallery. Join the highest-level museum membership category you can afford. ~ Renée Phillips
As artists we can enjoy the benefit of solitary working, which tends to be our ideal space but sooner or later, we’re going to have to shed that cloak of invisibility and get out there.
Develop your business knowledge and skills. Become a life-long student in this area through books, lectures and articles (such as in Professional Artist). ~ Renée Phillips
Nurture your collectors. Marketing experts claim that it takes five times the effort to acquire new customers than to repeat a sale to an existing customer. Whenever you make a sale, recognize it as the beginning of a long, rewarding relationship. ~ Renée Phillips
Appreciate other artists. They can be a precious source of friendship, a resource for advice, materials, ideas, celebration, commiseration, inspiration and goals. ~ Anique Taylor
Every time you meet another artist, get their phone number and email. Tend this like your garden. You can put them on a personal phone or email list. You can have an art salon or artists’ group. ~ Anique Taylor
Today, I owe much of my career success to the relationships I have always nurtured in my network. It’s easy to develop relationships with these basic principles: hunt (seek out relationships); farm (cultivate relationships) and feed (nourish your relationships). ~ Renée Phillips
Collectors and curators recommend artists to dealers. Members of the press obtain story leads from other art professionals. The more people you know and who know you, your talent and your abilities, the more your career will flourish. ~ Renée Phillips
Managing your thoughts is a spiritual practice in and out of the studio. Mindfulness is a wonderful way to do this.
The art community can be described as a game of musical chairs. The roles of artists, art dealers, critics and collectors are interchangeable and interconnected. ~ Renée Phillips
As this Facebook brouhaha has reminded us, we don’t own social media sites. Their stockholders do. We will never be in control of what they do with their platforms or how they make money.
It’s easy to get caught up in the chores of your business, and even in the daily grind of creating your work, but never lose sight of the larger role you play. You are part of the art world, and you are not alone. ~ Kim Hall
The art world is a community, and a community relies on each person to do his or her share in order to make the community work. What are you doing to contribute to the larger art community? ~ Kim Hall
Artists may think they must fight to make it to the top and land the biggest collectors, the highest prices and the most prestigious exhibitions. But there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to find their own success and still support each other. ~ Kim Hall
If we are lucky, we find the way to stay calm despite our own anxiety-provoking antics. Art is a funny business, worth a chuckle and exactly the life for which we signed on. Every blank canvas shouts, “Difficulty ahead!” ~ Eric Maisel
Invent some real difficulties for yourself. Today, expand your art business in a new direction or learn a trick technique. Tomorrow, up the ante. Expand your business outreach to galleries not just out of state but worldwide. ~ Eric Maisel
Creative people, in order to be true to themselves, have no choice but to make difficulties where none existed the moment before, such as launching ambitious creative projects. That is their job. ~ Eric Maisel
What artist doesn't struggle with the problem of framing her art? Are there any good answers? Read on.