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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 art venues which is leading to lower attendance, slowing Read more about Saturation of the Market: Too Many Marketplaces[…]

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 problem solving ideas. If at first you don’t succeed, try, Read more about Increasing Your Chances of Acceptance into Art Shows[…]

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 check list, you can be sure to stay organized and better prepared for your next open studio event.  Record Traffic Numbers: Traffic can ebb and flow during your open house as well as Read more about 5 Tasks you Should do After an Open Studio[…]

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. Its important to know that display should not outshine the product but should help elevate the items. You can always add simple branding elements like your logos or colors Read more about 21 Art Fair Display and Merchandising Tips[…]

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. Its 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, etc. This blog post challenges artists to spend some time Read more about Designing Displays for Art Shows & Retail Opportunities[…]

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 my big break! ….But then I thought, this seemed too good to be true, After my initial excitement wore off, I did a bit of sleuthing and discovered it was a vanity Read more about Vanity Galleries: What Are They?[…]

Marketplaces: The New Art Fair

There’s a new format for art fairs in town and if your not already aware of them, you should be! Whether your a fan of supporting small businesses, picking out the perfect gift, finding new ways to market your product, or trying to get into the business of selling, marketplaces may be the next business Read more about Marketplaces: The New Art Fair[…]

New Alternative Spaces: Not Your Average Coffee Shop Show

When you think of exhibiting art in alternative spaces, the first thing that comes to mind is a coffee shop show. Artists looking to get more out of the alternative space exhibition need to start branching away from your typical coffee shop and into other spaces. Finding and locating spaces that your art speaks to Read more about New Alternative Spaces: Not Your Average Coffee Shop Show[…]