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Curate a Solo Show

When you put together a show of only your work, you make the rules. This forces you to be organized and proactive. You realize that you are in charge of your destiny.

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Don't Create This! (Create it!)

If you love something — be it a theme or subject in art — I'm willing to bet that you have a following 'out there'. There is a market for any type of art you can think of!

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The Healing Power of Art

Art can change a person’s outlook and the way they experience the world. We asked artists from around the world to submit art and writing about how their submissions relate to the healing process.

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An Artistic Eye: Luna Lee Ray

“For me, curating is a big puzzle, and I love puzzles,” Luna says. “I look for themes; I look for patterns; I look for rhythm and repetition."

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Holding the Key

I wrote down some very specific things I wanted for myself in 2014, and they happened within three months. It was freaky in a way, like I had the skeleton key to the universe or something.

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At the end of the day, clean up and de-clutter your work area and you’ll start the next day with a clear mind. ~Renée Phillips

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FEB + MAR 2015

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Make tomorrow’s plans and write your “To-Do” list the night before and arrange the activities in order of urgency. ~Renée Phillips

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Buy and/or create organization supplies that are colorful, well-designed and aesthetically appealing to you in order to make working with them a creative experience. ~Renée Phillips

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If your health is impaired, your career will be threatened. Balance work with relaxation and healthy nutrition. ~Renée Phillips

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Donate a percentage of your sales to a favorite charity, ideally one that is related to the subject matter of your work. This is one of the best sources of satisfaction as well as self-promotion. ~Renée Phillips

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When you identify the characteristics of your customers, you will ascertain where to find them, what publications they read, what organizations they are most likely to join, and how to reach them. ~Renée Phillips

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Serious gallery owners and collectors seek a focused vision from artists. Inconsistency makes you appear unprofessional and lacking in commitment. ~Renée Phillips

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When you bring your art out into the art market it should reveal a consistent, cohesive body of work. ~Renée Phillips

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In your studio, you can and should experiment to your heart’s desire, always evolving and improving. ~Renée Phillips

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Diversify your market. Sell small and large pieces, originals and editions, and less expensive media and higher priced media, such as drawings and paintings. ~Renée Phillips

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Give your collectors a reason to recommend you to their friends and associates. ~Renée Phillips

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Marketing experts say that 80 percent of your sales will come from 20 percent of the people you know. Rely on repeat customers and referrals. ~Renée Phillips

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If you procrastinate excessively, consider hiring a career coach. ~Renée Phillips

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Avoid procrastination. This is one of the major causes of failure. ~Renée Phillips

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