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20 Art-related Career Alternatives to a Full-time Art Career
Finding satisfying options for art-related careers. To begin, I would never discourage someone who has the passion and wants to[...]
Art Marketing Mastery 10 Steps to Get There
Art Marketing Mastery | Ten Steps to Get There Ask 12 people what artists need to master the art of[...]
How to Grab Success and Forget about Getting Found
Stop letting prevalent myths about the starving artist and getting found mess you up. It’s a tough road to follow[...]
Selling Art – Eight Awesome Tips on How to Sell More Art
Selling art is a process. Knowing how to sell art effectively is a learned skill. Helping collectors get enthused about[...]
Five Things You Should Know About Sanity and Success
Being Happy Is Its Own Reward. Go out. Be your best. Do your best. Be ready when luck comes. Never[...]
How to Sell Art, Make Money and Be Happy
When artists learn how to sell art consistently, they make more money. While being happy requires more than money, knowing[...]
5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art
Understanding Why People Don't Buy Art Is Not Easy. Do you know why people don't buy art? As an artist[...]
How to Price Art to Get Best Results and Sell More Art
How to Price Art Right Is a Universal Challenge for Visual Artists The question of how to price art is[...]
Why Consistency & Captivating Help to Make a Successful Art Career
Captivate means something, a person, an object, or an idea attracts and holds attention or interest, most often by beauty[...]
First Things First and the Genuine Big Why
Begin with the End in Mind—First Things First! If you have read more than a few of my posts, you[...]
How to Make Lasting Success with a Small, Mighty List
Did you know you have the Visual Artist’s Advantage? Of all the arts and practically any business for that matter,[...]
How to Watch the 10 Steps to Art Business Success Webinar
The Greatest Long-term Art Business Success Happens a Step at a Time Discover how the 10 Steps to Art Business[...]
Barney Davey
Barney Davey
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About the Author

Barney Davey has an extensive background in the art business and is an ardent encourager and enabler of the direct patronage movement. He began teaching artists new ways how to find art buyers and how to sell art in 1988. 


He shares insights and experiences with artists. They use his insider knowledge to help them find collectors, sell more art and create abundance and prosperity in their businesses.


Davey is the author of six bestselling books on art marketing. He's presented workshops and published articles for The Artist's Magazine, Art Business News, Art World News, Professional Artist, Picture Framing Magazine, Artists Network  and more. The online courses and workshops he produces at MyMarketingCourses.com include the most comprehensive art marketing training available for artists. 

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“Thank you for the excellent instruction you provided for us sculptors at the 2017 Loveland, Colorado Sculpture in the Park artist's seminar. Because of your presentation, I was able to sell 60% of the sculpture that I brought to sell at the show.”

J. Richard White
Jane Smith

“I've been an artist in two different mediums for over 25 years. I had some modicum of success. However, since  I've been reading Barney Davey’s books and joined the Art Marketing Mastery Workshop Facebook group I've learned more about art marketing and found tools that consistently work…Each time I utilize your training, I learn something, and go on to make art sales. I'm very grateful.”

Jana Kappeler
Shane Melaugh

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