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Asking for Money: Part 3

We’ve recently chatted about how to ask for money. Let’s finish up with three more essential tips:

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Asking for Money: Part 2

In Part 1 of “Asking for Money” we looked at three tips for doing so. Here are three more. Read on…

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Asking for Money: Part 1

You need money for art supplies, building your website, your marketing efforts, and, well, just to live! One challenge is figuring out where to look for the money you need.

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8 Tips for Attending Gallery Openings

Talk to people — and listen to what they say. The dentist you chat with might be your next collector. The journalist might end up doing a story on you.

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The Seven-Word Rule: promoting your work

The bottom line is, whatever art you do — bold or serene, new-fangled or old-fashioned — you must be bold if you want to sell it.

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One-of-a-kinds: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

You get to decide what you show and what you keep, how you interact with the marketplace, and what relationship you want to construct around “multiples” and “one-of-a-kinds.”

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Grief and Your Art

omething so large, life-changing and existentially deep has happened that our usual art may seem just too ordinary and simply not up to the occasion.

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The Artists' Framing Dilemma

What artist doesn't struggle with the problem of framing her art? Are there any good answers? Read on.

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10 Tips for Cultivating Calmness

Calmness may not be your cup of tea but recklessness and drama may be preventing you from doing your best work.

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Four Tips to Handle a Gallery Closing

Make sure, as best as you can, to come to a “clean end” with the closing gallery, including getting your art back and getting paid.

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Should Nostalgia Inform Art?

Often embedded in our best mature work are things from long ago and far away that are just unforgettable, if only we stop to remember them.

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What’s Your Next Big Art Idea?

Big creative ideas that really matter to us can easily get lost. One way to help prevent such losses is to write a big idea on an erasable board.

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The Smart Artist: 15 Challenges You Might Face

Are you pretty intelligent? And is that a problem for you? Here are 15 challenges that smart people regularly face.

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Artists Dream of Paris

What visual artist or writer doesn’t respond to the way Paris looks and feels? As a result, many artists, even today, pine for the dream of the ex-pat Parisian life. …

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Is Coaching For You?

Since you’re likely looking for revenue streams to supplement your art income, you might want to become a creativity coach yourself.

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Is a New Style Your Next Step?

Why not paint for a portion of the day in your current style and a portion of the day in a new style?

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Art and Pain

What helps relieve this distress? What helps a person to heal? Here are five tips.

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5 Tips for Dealing with Criticism

What are the best ways to deal with the criticism that may be coming? Read on!

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Quick Meaning Repair for Artists

It is tremendously useful to acquire the following four-step habit: understand what’s happened; feel the feeling; pledge to make new meaning; and make some new meaning!

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Tips For Meeting Art Deadlines

Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines — and how you can meet yours!

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Turning Tourists into Art Customers

Most artists do not consider that the visitors who come to where they live are also hungry, also hoping to be stirred, and also looking for an experience that has nothing to do with room service breakfasts and garish souvenirs.

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Naturally a given marketing assistant may not pan out

Many artists can’t afford to employ even one person but your assistant doesn’t have to be full-time, in your physical vicinity, or high-priced.

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Get more art done by exiling "maybe"

Why do we so often say maybe rather than yes? For all the obvious reasons, including the fact that even when we say yes, there is no guarantee that our work will turn out well.

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Expand Your Art and Your Business

When was the last time you had a conversation with yourself about what sort of art you’re making or what sort of marketing efforts you’re attempting?

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An Artist's Racing Brain

Not knowing what else to do to solve our problems or to make sense of life, we set our brain racing off, whether or not it has good brakes.

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Negotiating Your Prices

Negotiating is a skill but it also a feature of the landscape that an artist inhabits. With a little practice, you can add the skill of negotiating to your professional repertoire.

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Find Your Artistic Voice

Artists often work for a long time without finding their artistic voice. Here are 10 useful tips for finding that voice.

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HANDLING DIFFICULT GALLERY MEETINGS

You’re supposed to meet with the gallery owner and you really don’t want to tell him how behind you are. What should you do? Remember, there’s a world of difference between speaking carefully and outright lying to a gallery owner.

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Communication in a Telecommuting World

My nearest publisher is 50 miles away; my farthest, many thousands of miles. My literary agent is on the other side of the continent. There is nothing the least bit unusual about this nowadays.

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Dispute Those Negative Thoughts

Disputing thoughts that do not serve you can help you create more often and more deeply.

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Introducing Productive Obsessions

Keep that motivation

In the face of competing ideas, creative projects, and everyday tasks and responsibilities, artists can become blocked...

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