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Never Stop Showing Your Gratitude

Never Stop Showing Your Gratitude
Thanking someone for buying one of your works of art is a great start, but an even better strategy is to routinely express your gratitude. It keeps the relationship going! Here are four ways to appreciate your buyers.

5 Tips for Giving Your E-Commerce Customers a Great Experience

5 Tips for Giving Your E-Commerce Customers a Great Experience

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...


All About Pricing On Your Artist's Website

All About Pricing On Your Artist's Website
One issue that I've debated internally and with many of my artist friends is whether an artist should include prices on his or her art website. There are two schools of thought on this.

Lessons From the Street (Fairs)

Lessons From the Street (Fairs)

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.


Ten Ways to Get Your Gallery Reps to Fall In Love with You

Ten Ways to Get Your Gallery Reps to Fall In Love with You

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!