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During the early stages of an exhibition career, exposure is everything. Artists at these stages of their careers should begin with lower price points and increase their prices slowly as their careers emerge. ~ E. Brady Robinson

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LinkedIn is one of those great social networking venues that artists sometime struggle to understand, but once mastered, it can make all the difference in developing relationships with other professionals in your field. ~ Kim Hall

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If you happen to learn that one of your collectors has a claim to fame, don’t be shy about sharing that information. ~ Ligaya Figueras

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When you do find out you’ve got a renowned collector, you might consider keeping that name under a general “Collections” category on your resume until you build a decent list … ~ Ligaya Figueras

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Disclosing your glitzy private collector list is also a way to break the ice with prospective buyers. ~ Ligaya Figueras

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If you are at the point in your career where you can approach a museum about an exhibition, consider doing so, particularly if you have ties to the locale or if your creative work might be of particular interest to the museum’s audience. ~ Matthew Daub

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Incorporate Gilding into Your Artwork

Gold leaf is one way for your work to standout and has a history of use among artists for over 4,000 years to add brilliance to artwork.

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Relive Your First Creative Encounter

These artists knew from an age when we used crayons that art would become a huge part of their lives. When did you realize your calling?

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People can shock you with insights that you had never even considered. In this educational model, every response is correct, and it’s your role to validate the opinions of your collectors. ~ Alyson B. Stanfield

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You want to feed [buyers] the intimate details of art because knowledge is power. ~ Alyson B. Stanfield

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Be proactive, and help buyers and collectors fall in love with you and your art at every opportunity. ~ Alyson B. Stanfield

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As an artist, you can, at your discretion, license any of your specific copyright rights to a collector if he requests a license. ~ Maria A. Savio

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Do not assume your closest friends and family will automatically be your supporters. Sometimes they sabotage you with the excuse of wanting what’s best for you. ~ Elena Parashko

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A Portrait of the Selfie

Selfies may seem like just a trend, but it could be a new visual genre in the art world.

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Pastels to Explore the Darkness

Rembrandt adds exclusive dark shades to their soft pastel line.

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A View of the Great Realist

"For the most part, the writer does a decent job at capturing what made the great British realist and portraitist so captivating," ~ Terry Sullivan on Geordie Greig's book "Breakfast with Lucian."

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Third-Generation Wyeth Gets His First Retrospective

Offspring of famous Wyeth family brings artwork to Boston museum

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How Do You Define Your Life's Purpose?

Passionate artists tend to define themselves by their work. Find out ways to create meaning in your life outside of the art world.

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If there is someone you admire who has already achieved the things you are aspiring to, ask them to be your mentor. ~ Elena Parashko

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Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who share similar experiences is a great way encourage each other onward and upward. ~ Elena Parashko

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