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Navigating the Art World

ArtWorld ToolBox Part I: Informational Podcasts

Just recently I gave up several things for thirty days to rethink future goals and strategies. One of the things I gave up was television. Not that I watch a ton of TV but it’s normal for me to Netflix an entire series in the background when I work on other stuff. I’m a huge music lover, but after a…

Create an Amazing About Me Page for your Site

Too many artists ignore their website. Viewing art on your site is important, but your ‘about’ page is equally important. Yes, it’s every bit as important as showing your art. When you find a site that’s resourceful, provides needed services, or is even just entertaining, the next logical step is to read the ‘about’ page. You want to know more…

Writing Your Artist Statement

If you wanted to write about art you would have been a writer, not an artist. Right? No. That’s an incorrect statement. In fact, writing about your art is one of the most important things you’ll ever do as an artist.

Your artist is statement is more than just marketing material. It isn’t a biography. And it isn’t a resume.…

Finding Your Place in the Art World

The art world has many facets. Although you have a strong grasp of art itself, finding where you fit is difficult. Every artist, at one time or another feels lost. The assumption that artists are passive isn’t always correct. You’re in a competitive industry and the need to stand out among fellow artists is high; it may even create fear.…

Understanding Passion and Purpose in the Art World

Some begin painting late in life. Others were born artists. Still others have set their art aside or would like to learn but haven’t taken that first step. Myself, I was born an artist and can’t imagine life any other way. Yet with conviction that strong, it still took most of my life to fully understand where I would take…