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Artists Knowing Yourself Helps Your Story Come Alive, and Your Dreams Come True
Your Personal Stories Help Your Dreams Come Alive Personal Storytelling is not sales talk. Someone in a gallery or at[...]
Art, Merit, and Money: Why Marketplace Meritocracy Matters in the Fine Art World
No “Sell Out” cops will confront you. Marketplace meritocracy matters if you want your art to pay. Life is not[...]
Milton Glaser – 10 Things I Have Learned – The Secret of Art
RIP Milton Glaser! Thank you for being a towering influence in graphics and design to so many for so long.[...]
7 Tips to Highly Effective Personal Storytelling for Artists & Creatives
Why There is Power in Personal Storytelling Stories are connective tissue with feelings. When you touch people with your stories,[...]
Why Less Is More and How Minimalism Is All Around You
Thank you for reading this post. It says you have some awareness of trends—at least partially some of the time—when[...]
How to Make Success with Your Smallest Viable Audience
Succeeding with Your Smallest Viable List [Editor's Note:] Given the widespread unrest in the wake of the senseless brutality of[...]
How to Write 600 Blog Posts and Thoughts on the Art Print Market
This Blog Was First about the Art Print Market Because I've expanded the coverage from the art print market to[...]
How Artists Can Use Storytelling and Why It Works
These two words sum up the power of storytelling and explain why it works—human interest. There are two more words[...]
How Does a Pandemic Change Art Marketing?
What Happens to Art Marketing in a Pandemic? Without question, nothing is the same since Covid-19 reared its ugly head.[...]
How to Price Art to Get Top 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[...]
What a Confusing, Scary Mess? Where Do We Go from Here?
Divided We Fall We were living in a divided world before anyone ever heard of Covid-19. The split seemed like[...]
Facebook Advertising | Female Entrepreneurship | Marketing Art
A recent email from Smart Marketer got my attention for several reasons. The catchy title, "FB Ads - 1 Big[...]
Ten Ways to Be a Happy Artist
You Can Choose Happiness. You Can Choose — Be Proactive. Stephen Covey, in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful[...]
CV Won’t Last Forever | How to Use Slight Celebrity to Sell Art
The Corona Virus Won't Last Forever. But What about Now? I trust you are staying home and staying safe. That's[...]
It’s Time to Make Art for Art’s Sake
With all that is going on worldwide, it's the best time to make art because you want to and with[...]
Reposting What Is Love?
No Better Time Than Now to Give Your Love Don't send me flowers when I'm gone. Send 'em to me[...]
Want to Know the Real Truth About Success? It’s Not What You Think
You Have the Skills | What Holds Your Success Back? Have you observed the success of another artist. perhaps with[...]
It’s a Big Mistake When You Are Not Getting Better
If you are not getting better, you are getting worse. —Joe Paterno The Art Biz May Have Passion and Creativity,[...]
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[...]

Barney Davey
Barney Davey
Art Marketing News

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 include the most comprehensive art marketing training available for artists. 


“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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