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Category: Exhibiting & Art Opportunities

Everything You Need to Pack for Your Artist Residency

Everything You Need to Pack for Your Artist Residency

When I was accepted into my first residency program back in 2011, I began researching as much as I could about what I needed to bring. At that time, nobody had compiled a good basic residency packing list for artists. My research brought up a lot of…

Saturation of the Market: Too Many Marketplaces

Saturation of the Market: Too Many Marketplaces

Pop-ups, marketplaces, and art fairs are frequent venues for artists to sell art. But every month has a different art fair in the summer and every winter weekend has a different brewery pop up or holiday specialty pop up. We are over-saturated with marketplaces and…

Increasing Your Chances of Acceptance into Art Shows

Increasing Your Chances of Acceptance into Art Shows

Let’s face it, there are tons of art opportunities but you often have to have the artwork, written skills, style, brand name or merchandise to get accepted. If you keep hearing “no” and you need a new approach, this week’s blog post provides some creative…

5 Tasks you Should do After an Open Studio

5 Tasks you Should do After an Open Studio

Following an open house, there is more to do than just clean up. By sending a few moments to complete the following checklist, you can be sure to stay organized and better prepared for your next open studio event.  Record Traffic Numbers: Traffic can ebb…

21 Art Fair Display and Merchandising Tips

21 Art Fair Display and Merchandising Tips

With fall and holiday sales approaching, this week’s blog post gives you 10 display tips for artists to help merchandise their booths and elevate their displays. It’s important to know that display should not outshine the product but should help elevate the items. You can…

Designing Displays for Art Shows & Retail Opportunities

Designing Displays for Art Shows & Retail Opportunities

You will need to set up your studio and make your sellable product look good, this is called merchandising. It’s easy to google search retail merchandising products and come up with a plethora of display options: acrylic stands and wire racks to hold your items,…

Vanity Galleries: What Are They?

Vanity Galleries: What Are They?

I was recently approached by a gallery in New York and became very excited. Exhibiting in New York, this is it, it’s my big break! ….But then I thought, this seemed too good to be true, After my initial excitement wore off, I did a…

4 Reasons Why Artist Residencies Suck

4 Reasons Why Artist Residencies Suck

Artist residencies are so cool, but are they really designed for the real-life everyday artist? And spoiler alert, they don’t suck like the title of this post implies, but artist residencies are not set up for artists who have the responsibilities of balancing a family,…

Christmas in July: Preparing for Holiday Art Sales

Christmas in July: Preparing for Holiday Art Sales

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning holiday art fairs, marketplaces, and pop-up shops. Even if calls-for-art haven’t quite posted yet, these opportunities will be happening soon. Preparing now will help increase your likelihood of participating in these events by being prepared. While…

Preparing Your Artist Talk or Presentation

Preparing Your Artist Talk or Presentation

An artist talk, a proposal pitch, a workshop demonstration, or a public presentation, at some point in your art career you will be asked to present information to an audience. This post outlines some general guidelines to help you prepare before, during, and after this presentation. Before the Presentation…


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