Marketing does not sell anything. It helps customers admire and buy things.

— Barney Davey

Art Marketing News is a weekly blog for visual artists. Its purpose is to publish helpful art business and marketing information that enables and encourages artists to sell art and enjoy their creativity.


Barney Davey
Barney Davey

Barney Davey founded Art Marketing News in 2005. He continues to publish weekly posts to guide visual artists in unique ways to promote their art and think about their art business in new ways.

Artists subscribe to Art Marketing News to receive its reliable stream of insider insights, valuable marketing tips, and helpful suggestions to sell art and find and cultivate buyers.

Readers get practical advice on marketing their art in ways that align with their lives and values. They enjoy Davey’s straightforward approach to marketing art and appreciate how he considers artists’ current and personal situations.

The History

Davey had two decades of art business publishing and trade show experience before launching Art Marketing News, which coincided with the publication of How to Profit from the Art Print Market, his first book of six art business books.

The Why

The grand vision is to improve the world by inspiring artists to live their dreams and share their art with humanity. I believe enabling artists to live in harmony with their chosen creative life is alchemy.

Art Marketing News’s mission is to help artists find and follow a path to a satisfying experience in the art business and encourage them to live their best artist life because they get better together… by a lot.

My mom was a talented artist who was too busy being a widow and raising six kids to think about quitting teaching to become an artist. She would have loved that, and every artist I help is an ode to her inspiring so many second-grade students and me to love art.

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