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Whether you’re an emerging artist or a seasoned pro, you can always use more sales, right? These days, selling artwork online is an excellent way to expand the number of routes art enthusiasts can take to find and purchase your work. And when you do connect with someone who’d like to purchase your art, you want the experience to be the best it can be so that a first-time buyer turns into a repeat collector. Here are five tips for making that happen: Make it easy for people to pay you. If your artist portfolio website is not currently set up...
Last year I decided to dip my toe into the street fair pool. I signed up for three different events around the city, and showed up with about a dozen reasonably priced paintings to sell along with boxes of other odds and ends. I thought I was ready for anything—sun, wind, rain, bugs, long days without a potty break, and no place to buy a bottle of water for less than five bucks—but there were still quite a few surprises.
Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a number of friends who are artists, and we were talking about the struggle to get into good galleries. One friend posed a really interesting question that I’ve been mulling over in my mind ever since. It was truly profound and showed just how savvy she is at the business end of art. She asked, “Once I get into a really good gallery, how can I become a great business partner to the people representing me?”
First response: Wow! Second response: There’s so much you can do!