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If a gallery does not have its submissions policy on its website, you can call and ask. To the best of your ability, adhere to the policy, submit your portfolio and follow up with a call to see if it arrived. ~Jodi Walsh

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An artist must have enough business sense to find out the gallery’s submissions policy before approaching a gallery, or the gallery will not be interested in working with the artist. ~Jodi Walsh

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If you want to be a success, your artwork needs to connect with people. ~Jack White

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How To: Oil Paint Over a Decoupage Background

Learn how to paint over backgrounds with metallic inks in this creative how-to article by artists and writer Ora Sorensen.

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Art + Politics: Old Habits Die Hard

Two seemingly separate segments of society have a history you may not expect.

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What Happens to Your Artwork When You Die?

It's something most artists don't think about until it is too late, but what will happen to your work and legacy once you pass away?

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If there is a cause you are particularly close to, you can also consider initiating your own charitable program. ~Renée Phillips

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Monetary gain should be secondary to being passionate about what you are doing. ~Renée Phillips

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You Can Be the Exception

With so many artists producing work and so few buyers, standing out is vital. Learn some tips and tricks on ways to prove the exception from Eric Maisel.

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Single-Tasking is the Answer for Improved Productivity

We all do it on occasion, but is multitasking really helping you produce effectively? Alyson Stanfield tells us why you should quit multitasking.

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The key to giving to any charity or nonprofit, whether you’re giving money, time or art, is to be passionate about the cause. ~Renée Phillips

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If you haven’t considered using your art to help charities and nonprofits before, I encourage you to make this the year you do so. ~Renée Phillips

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Art brings beauty and inspiration and richness to all those who get to experience it. And, when it can go to the next step and provide genuine help in the world because of its mere existence, it answers the why (as in why) we do this in the first place, completely. ~ Margaret Zox Brown

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Artists Jump Off the Pages of Essay Compilation

The idea that one needs a gallery to justify one's existence as an artist is, I believe, outdated: the gallery is just one venue … ~ Sharon Louden

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Acknowledge the power of art is enormous, and its impact can be seen in a myriad of ways, from helping to raise funds for victims in Haiti, to donating art for healing purposes in healthcare institutions. ~Renée Phillips

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To bring positive change to someone’s life and be productive in our society, one must make time for meaningful pursuits. ~ Renée Phillips

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The end of your photography portfolio review can also be the beginning of a long relationship. It is critical to follow up with reviewers, personally thank them for their time and keep them informed of your work. ~Elizabeth Brady Robinson

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Attending national photography portfolio reviews can be great experiences for photographers seeking publishing opportunities, gallery representation or other possible exhibition venues. ~ Elizabeth Brady Robinson

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It’s always better to get permissions or releases before the use of anything that does not belong to you. ~ Maria A. Savio, Esq.

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In most cases, if the underlying work or reference work you wish to use is in public domain, you do not need to obtain permission. ~ Maria A. Savio, Esq.

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