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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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Empowerment results from team support, partnerships, mutual support and cross-promotion. Treat other artists as you want to be treated. ~Renée Phillips

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Consider artists as your allies, not competitors. Channel energy in a positive direction through camaraderie and synergy instead of negative backstabbing or feelings of envy. ~Renée Phillips

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Focus on creating your best work first, and then determine what your best market venues are. If you reverse the order, you will always be in disharmony. ~Renée Phillips

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A Wintery Palette: Use Cool Colors in Art

Artist Lee Haber successfully incorporates the colors of winter into his beautiful Manhattan landscapes.

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How Important are Titles of Your Artwork?

Many artists prefer to leave their art “untitled” in order to let the viewer enjoy a personal experience without any interference.

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5 Steps to a Magazine Feature of You and Your Art

Patricia Griffin didn’t ask a friend to take pictures with an iPhone. She went to an expert who knows how to compose photos and use a real camera.

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Maintain your Web site and/or blog with current artwork and news updates. Keep your database updated and in an easy-to-use format. ~Renée Phillips

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Never leave the house without a pocketful of business cards. Keep plenty of promotional materials on hand. ~Renée Phillips

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Because much of our communication now is impersonal and electronic, be among those who connect with others using more personalized methods. ~Renée Phillips

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Every successful career has a foundation of strong relationships. Make a practice of building new relationships and taking care of existing ones. ~Renée Phillips

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Catch yourself when you are making excuses or blaming others or circumstances for your situation. ~Renée Phillips

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There are many things over which we have little or no control. But, those attitudes, decisions and actions we take can have huge consequences. ~Renée Phillips

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When you tell your story in words, speak and write with enthusiasm, passion and confidence. Those qualities are infectious. ~Renée Phillips

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Mentor of the Year Announced

Out of about 200 entries, we selected Pat Witt as the 2014 Mentor of the Year, along with Jim Garrison and Philip Barlow as honorable mentions.

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Interview with Dirk De Bruycker

Quite a few years ago, a beautiful, vibrantly hued painting stopped me in my tracks. I recently interviewed the painting's creator, Dirk De Bruycker.

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You are different than any one else on the planet. That which makes you unique is communicated through your art. ~Renée Phillips

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Create a “Dream Book” or photo collage. Fill it with pictures of your ideal home, spacious studio, dream exhibition or performance space, adventurous foreign lands, heavenly artists’ retreats and other delights that you want to be a part of your life. ~Renée Phillips

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