How to Keep Track of Shows That You Want to Enter (and Not Miss the Deadlines)

In 1998 artist Howard Friedland and I were married. Right away we could see that keeping track of two artist’s deadlines could quickly get out of control. So I devised a simple system for both of us to keep track of our paperwork. Yes, we ... Read More...

Dealing with the Distasteful aspects of Self Promotion

The issue of successfully promoting one’s efforts is one that has always given me great pause. I know the importance of not being out of sight for to long….out of sight out of mind. Unfortunately, things move so quickly now that any ... Read More...

It’s Just Paint and Canvas

What is the true “market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated... It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical ... Read More...

Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 3 of 3

This article is part 3 of a 3-part series discussing important website considerations for artists. The first part laid out some general thoughts to keep in mind during the initial stages of creating your art website. The second piece ... Read More...

Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 2 of 3

This article is part 2 of a 3-part series discussing important website considerations for artists. The first part laid out some general thoughts to keep in mind during the initial stages of creating your art website. Important ... Read More...

Paints, Brushes and Facebook Supports

Facebook could be as important to artists as their favorite supplies. I sensed this when the general manager of a prestigious Scottsdale gallery told me that when all else failed, Facebook helped him locate an artist he wanted to invite ... Read More...

Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 1 of 3

There is no law that requires you to have a website, no one is forcing you to use a cell phone and no one mandates that you drive a car. But each of these are tools and technologies that enhance the quality of life around us, to the ... Read More...

The Art of Survival in the Survival of Art

Since the Great Recession hit, most artists have been impacted. Collectors cut back on luxury items and art is at the top of the list. Workshop enrollment is down as well, and if you teach a lot of workshops that can be a big impact. Some ... Read More...

Is There Anything Oil Painters Can Learn From Apple?

Is there anything oil painters can learn from a big fortune 500 company like the Apple Corporation? Everybody knows that Apple supplies the world with millions of high quality and much sought after tech gadgets. Oil painters in most cases ... Read More...

Staying Organized As An Artist

Artists have individual ways of keeping records. My way might be of interest to other artists. This is my 70th year as a practicing artist. The first twenty years as a commercial artist began in 1944 in the Frankhoma Glass Factory in my ... Read More...