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Art Marketing | The Ultimate Guide for Visual Artists in 2024
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Digital Marketing for Older Artists: Bridging the Tech Gap to Thrive in Today’s Art World 
Digital marketing for older artists is not a lost cause; it's an opportunity to bridge the generational gap. Barney Davey[...]
How to Harness the Micro “Celebrity Effect” to Boost Recognition and Sales
Leveraging the Celebrity Effect means transforming recognition into opportunity, where even a small following can significantly amplify an artist's career.[...]
Shhh! How to Sell Art with Silence
Silence is a source of great strength! Lao Tzu When you break the silence after asking for the order before[...]
How to Find Corporate Art Consultants and Secure Commissions
Corporate art consultants are crucial in connecting artists’ creative visions with businesses’ strategic needs. Curated collections enhance aesthetic appeal and[...]
600 Posts Strong! A Celebration & Glimpse into the Creative Future
Reaching milestones is about looking back at what we've achieved and looking forward to the endless possibilities. Barney Davey Clinking[...]
The Power of Personal Branding: How to Stand Out as a Visual Artist
Personal branding is the art of becoming knowable, likable, and trustable. – John Jantsch Understanding Personal Branding  Personal branding is[...]
Mindfulness for Artists: Cultivating Creativity and Focus
Mindfulness for artists is being fully present in the creative moment, quieting distractions to unlock your deepest well of ideas[...]
Customer Avatars for Artists. How Targeted Marketing Attracts Loyal Collectors and Buyers
Imagine casting your net into a vast ocean of art lovers, hoping to snag a serious collector. But all you[...]
The State of Digital Art: Should Fine Artists Embrace It or Fear It? 
Digital art is where the artist's soul merges with the boundless potential of technology, painting the future with pixels of[...]
Ultimate Guide to Art Licensing for Visual Artists 
Art licensing is a powerful way for artists to monetize their creativity while reaching broader audiences. It's about finding the[...]
Why Free Soft Skills Create the Best Art Marketing Results 
True art marketing success lies in the balance of hard skills and the soft skills that connect you with your[...]
Targeted Luxury Marketing Strategies for Galleries and Artists  
In the dynamic world of art marketing strategies, success is painted not just by skill, but by the stories we[...]
Discover How to Use the Big Offer to Sell More Art
If you don't ask, you don't get. Mahatma Gandhi Learning the best techniques for how to sell more art is[...]
Insights For Artists: How To Make Your Way In The Art World
Marketing aims to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. —[...]
Spotlight Series: Chasing the Muse As a Young Curator in New York City
Welcome to the Spotlight Series! It's exciting to present this new series focusing on the fascinating individuals who make the[...]
Quiz: Discover Your Art Selling Personality Style And How To Make The Best Of It
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. — Jim Morrison Recognizing and embracing your[...]
Why Is Art Marketing Important?
Art marketing is essential not just for the sale of artwork but for the sharing of the soul behind it.[...]
The Reason to Stick to a Style When Working with a Gallery
The Power of Artistic Consistency: Why Galleries Value Style This is the best explanation I’ve heard on why galleries require[...]
Why Is My Art Not Selling? How Can You Help Me?
For artists, it's vital to your business and satisfaction to understand why your art is not selling. — Barney Davey[...]
Advice For Artists to Make the Hero’s Journey Wondrous
The author who famously introduced us to the "Hero's Journey" said this: Follow your bliss and the universe will open[...]
Mastering Your Aural Brand: The Artist’s Secret to Lasting Impact 
Perfecting your aural brand is like refining your brushstroke; both turn your art into experiences that leave a lasting impact.[...]
Get An Edge Securing Galleries And Sell More Art
From pricing to portfolio, Jason showed me step by step, how to pull together what is needed for a very[...]
The Zen of Why It’s Okay Just to Be Okay
I’m learning to accept myself. I’m still in the process of learning to love who I am. And it’s been[...]
How Personal Stories Enable Word-of-Mouth Marketing for Visual Artists 
Those who tell the stories rule the world. — Hopi American Indian proverb As a visual artist, creating stunning artwork[...]
How To Market Art and Cultivate Connections Without Tech 
Forget the tech, focus on the handshake. That's how to market art that truly connects. — Barney Davey In my[...]
Email Marketing for Artists in 2024 | The Definitive Guide
What Is Email Marketing for Artists?Email marketing for artists is a valuable tool for artists seeking to sell their art[...]
Discovering Your Unique Artistic Voice: A Comprehensive Guide
Finding your artistic voice is like uncovering a hidden part of yourself – it's always been there, just waiting to[...]
Useful Tips For Thriving As A Happy Self-Representing Artist
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some[...]
How To Balance Art Market Trends And Artistic Integrity in 2024
In navigating art market trends, the savvy artist learns to adapt without losing the essence of their unique creative voice.[...]
How Conversations Make Influential Connections That Empower Your Career
Everything good in an art career begins with a conversation. Everybody needs somebody, and conversations are the glue that binds[...]
Art Marketing | The Ultimate Guide for Visual Artists in 2024
Art marketing effectively bridges the gap between creativity and commerce, efficiently opening doors for artists to bring their work to[...]
Reviewing 2023 and Art Marketing Outlook for 2024 
Art marketing is more than selling your art; it's about sharing your dream and living it fully as an artist.[...]
Exciting Holiday Celebrations. A Time For Hope, Reflections and Connections 
Happy Holidays from Art Marketing News!  As the festive season approaches, it's an excellent time for artists to reflect on[...]
Copyright For Artists: Best Advice To Secure Your Artwork 
Understanding Copyright for Visual Artists   Art is more than a creation. It's a legacy you leave behind. Understanding copyright for[...]
Monthly Marketing Tips for Visual Artists, January 2024 
Join us for a year-long adventure with our 'Monthly Art Marketing Tips', an invitation to enhance your creativity and elevate[...]
AI-Generated Art: How Can Visual Artists Navigate This New Frontier of Creativity?
Understanding AI-generated art from multiple perspectives not only demystifies its essence but also empowers artists to harness its potential, transforming[...]
How to Manage Your Art Career Expectations
Embracing your artistic journey requires balancing dreams with reality. Navigating the landscape of career expectations, we find that success lies[...]
On Being Thankful
Time for Gratitude and Thankfulness If we have faith in humankind And respect for what is earthly And an unfaltering[...]
How To Balance Creativity And Commerce for a Better Artist’s Life 
In the dance of art and business, every brushstroke tells a story of creativity, while every sale echoes the rhythm[...]
Good Tips for Learning How to Sell Fine Art  
Selling fine art is not just about the transaction, it's about weaving a compelling story that connects the soul of[...]
The High Value of Connections in Life and Art: A Guide for Visual Artists
The value of connections is not measured by the quantity of contacts we have, but by the quality of relationships[...]
What Makes Reputation And Relevance Epic And Super Important to Visual Artists
It's smart to understand the basic principles of search engine marketing (SEM) because the underlying logic is totally relevant to you[...]
SEO For Visual Artists: The Best Tips to Spur New Sales 
Mastering SEO for artists is a significant and worthy investment; it yields incomparable, continuous, tangible benefits in the digital landscape[...]
The Art of Email Marketing: A Visual Artist’s Guide to Digital Outreach
Email marketing transforms an artist's audience into engaged patrons, cultivating connections that inspire and effectively encourage sales. — Barney Davey[...]
What Important Information Do Artists Need To Know And Why?  
Understanding the craft is just the beginning; artists need to know the essence of creative expression.  Since it represents our[...]
The Art of Selling Art: Sales Tips for Artists, Part Two
Selling art is more than learning effective techniques; it's the strategic alignment of creator, creation, and collector. Master this, and[...]
The Art of Selling Art | Sales Tips for Artists | Part One 
Mastering the art of selling art isn't just about transactions; it's about transforming hesitations into confidence and opportunities into successes.[...]
How to Use Art Prints to Boost Your Art Business 
Art prints are not just reproductions; they're opportunities. They extend the reach of your creativity, making your work accessible and[...]
Art Marketing Strategies | How To Tell What Kind Of Art Marketer You Are 
Effective art marketing strategies are the cornerstone of a thriving art business; they are the calculated strokes that shape your[...]
What Is the Future of Visual Artists, and How Can They Prepare for It?
The future of visual artists is not confined to pixels and screens; it's carved in the timeless textures of canvas,[...]
How to Sell Art. Sales Tips for Artists. Part Two 
Understanding how to sell art means recognizing every piece's unique story and helping others see it too. — Barney Davey[...]
How to Sell Art. Sales Tips for Artists. Part One 
Mastering how to sell art is not just about transactions; it's about translating passion into connections. — Barney Davey The[...]
Reasons To Love Art Teachers’ Massive Value To Students and Society
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. — Albert Einstein Too[...]
Beyond Money and Fame: How to Define Success as a Visual Artist 
To define success as a visual artist is to uncover the boundless freedom of self-expression, painting a canvas of personal[...]
Why Artist Businesses Are Always Personal and Unique and Why It’s a Good Thing They Are 
An artist's business is an exquisite tapestry woven with threads of distinct creativity, pulsating authenticity, and intimate personal connections. This[...]
How to Use Video Marketing to Promote Art Shows and Exhibitions
Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but the stories you tell. — Seth Godin (Editor's note...[...]
How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market – Part Two
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options. Chris Rock This post[...]
How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market – Part One
Tips on How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market Let me tell you about the very rich people. They[...]
Art Marketing Strategies | A Guide to Thriving in the Art Marketplace
Choosing the right blend of art marketing strategies is the brushstroke that transforms a canvas of creativity into a sustainable[...]
Can You Learn Oil Painting Like a Pro Without Experience?
I'm attracted to and in awe of excellence. Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, and YoYo Ma are examples. They operate a[...]
Breaking Free: My Odyssey to Revolutionize Visual Artist Success
Visual artist success is not merely about fame or fortune; it's about embracing your creative journey, finding fulfillment in your[...]
Capitalizing on the Rise in Art Travel
Art travel not only stimulates business for locales but also fuels the growth of local artists, injecting creativity and economic[...]
A Guide for Introverted Artists to Enjoy Life and Succeed in Business
People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that[...]
How Visual Artists Can Navigate Anxiety and Insecurity
Anxiety and insecurity can be crippling for a visual artist. It's hard to create when you constantly doubt yourself and[...]
How to Use Digital Art Tools for Fine Artists: 7 Reasons to Start Now 
New technologies have liberated drawing from the tyranny of the fixed point on the ground. — David Hockney, on the[...]
Balancing Art and Career: Creating Work-Life Harmony with a Full-Time Job
Balancing art and career means letting your creativity flow in all aspects of your life, making every day a masterpiece[...]
How to Unleash Your Potential with Self-Empowerment | A Guide for Visual Artists 
Taking initiative is a form of self-empowerment. — Stephen Covey Here at Art Marketing News, we aim to empower visual[...]
How Visual Artists Can Use Personal Branding to Elevate Artistic Identity
The power of personal branding makes it a high-value asset for visual artists. — Barney Davey Personal branding is one[...]
How to Stop Worrying about Marketing Art and Love Your Career
When it comes to anxieties over marketing art, it's good to know although you can't always control your thoughts, you[...]
Why Even Solo Entrepreneur Artists Need a Contingency Plan and How to Create One with Checklists
A contingency plan is not just for the unexpected; it's a responsible practice for artists to ensure their creative vision[...]
Why Visual Artists Should Be Proud to Create Art for Sale
Visual artists benefit themselves and the world by employing the time-honored practice of creating art for sale. — Barney Davey[...]
Why Local Marketing Works for Artists
Local marketing is advantageous for visual artists in many ways. — Barney Davey Advantages and challenges of local marketing. You[...]
Introducing the Selling Art Online Series
Art Marketing News is introducing the "Selling Art Online Series" to benefit visual artists. The series aims to provide artists[...]
How Can You Tell If Your Art Will Sell?
When you enjoy the process and know why you create, you worry less about whether your art will sell —[...]
Finding Balance as a Visual Artist: Tips to manage life and business as an artist.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,[...]
Tips on How to Write a Press Release for Artists
The real story of any day is of what human ingenuity accomplished while a few sociopaths were distracting the media.[...]
Email Marketing Tips for Artists: How to Revive a Dormant, Old Email List
Reviving an old email list is a positive choice for artists who are willing to nurture and re-engage it. —[...]
2022 Top Ten Posts on Art Marketing News
The mission of Art Marketing News is to publish insights on topics that impact visual artists and the art community.[...]
What Kind of Fine Art Will Sell Best In 2023?
It is natural to want to know what types of art will sell best in the coming year.  As the art market continues to[...]
How to Build Your Art Business with a Small Email List
You Can Succeed Selling Art with a Small Email List. This post is inspired by Seth Godin’s post titled, “Average[...]
How to Sell Art Fearlessly
You can teach yourself how to sell art without fear.As an artist, teaching yourself how to sell art fearlessly is[...]
Is Direct Patronage the Future for Artists?
What is direct patronage? Perhaps you've heard the term "direct patronage." I refer to it because I believe it is[...]
Five Contradictory Thoughts on an Art Career
The test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold contradictory thoughts in mind at the same time and still[...]
How to Be a Productive Artist Who Enjoys Life to the Fullest
When you focus on being a productive artist you get more done with less effort. — Barney Davey Are you[...]
How to Build An Art Business with a Small List of Email Subscribers
There is tremendous value in a small list of email subscribers. Marketing to your smallest possible audience is effective and[...]
Insider Tips on How to Work with a Giclee Printmaker
Choosing the right giclee printmaker is critical to your success marketing high quality fine art prints. — Barney Davey Fine[...]
Why Storytelling for Artists Works So Well
As an artist, your storytelling creates conversations about you and your art when you aren’t there. — Barney Davey Storytelling[...]
Selling Original Art with Your POP!
Selling original art is challenging. The best way to market it is to create a collection of buyers and sell[...]
Changes | How to Let Go and Create Opportunities
Humans have four endowments—self-awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom—the power to choose,[...]
How to Find Yourself in the Art Business
Asking what does "How to find yourself in the art business" mean is a valid question. — Barney Davey For[...]
Why a Simple Art Business Works Well for Visual Artists
A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.— Nicole[...]
The Benefits of an Organic Art Business
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. — Henry Ford The number of ways to conduct[...]
Fresh Art Marketing Ideas
Discovering fresh art marketing ideas needn't be a chore. Try these suggestions for new ways to reboot your art marketing[...]
Why Sales Funnels for Visual Artists Don’t Work
Some visual artists use sales funnels effectively, but they are rare. In theory, artists get great results from sales funnels,[...]
5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art
It's helpful information for visual artists to understand the reasons why people don't buy art— Unknown Do you know why[...]
Questions About Art-Related Careers
When you study to learn about art-related careers you find there are excellent options in diverse fields of artistic endeavor.[...]
Riches in Niches | Use Them to Sell More Art
No niche is too small if it's yours.— Seth Godin It's Valuable to Know How to Sell Your Art in[...]
How Instagram’s Touch Makes Warm Marketing Work for Artists
Instagram's unique touch turns cold digital into warm marketing for artists. Use it to make connections, build relationships and sell[...]
Free Websites for Artists | What Do Beginner Visual Artists Need?
Micro-tribe marketing and free websites for artists offer excellent potential for beginner visual artists. — Barney Davey With the sheer[...]
What Are the Best Ways to Sell Art and How Do You Do It?
To Sell Art Is a Challenge... Then and Now! From which stars have we fallen to meet each other here?—[...]
What Kind of Art Sells Best?
Art doesn't sell itself, it has to be sold. — Jack White The question of what type of art sells[...]
Art Marketing Matters and How to Make It Work for You
There are so many valuable ways art marketing matters.— Barney Davey One can strongly argue that art marketing matters because,[...]
12 Tips for How a 90-Day Challenge Will Enhance Your Art Business
To get quick improvement in your art business, use a 90-day challenge.— Barney Davey A 90-day challenge is ideal for[...]
How to Handle Expectations, Being Crazy, and Art Business Success
The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his[...]
How to Create a Simple Email Marketing Plan
Psst. The following quote applies to your artist's email marketing plan. When you have written your headline, you have spent[...]
How Self-Promotion Helps Artists Boost Business
Don't think of your website as a self-promotion machine, think of it as a self-invention machine.— Austin Kleon For some[...]
Don’t Get Me Started on Who Is an Artist
He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He[...]
How to Use Self-Awareness to Design Innovative Art Marketing
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.– Walt Disney Walk Your Talk with Innovative Art[...]
How to Balance an Art Business with a Full-Time Job
Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.—Thomas Merton The question of how to[...]
How to Use 90-Day Goals to Get Things Done
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment we contemplate it, bearing within us the image of[...]
The Case for Open Edition Prints
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.—[...]
How to Sell Art at Shows – Part Two
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do your best today. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It's a fact of[...]
How to Sell Art at Shows – Part One
Every artist should live by these words: Never feel bad about successfully selling your creations. Never feel bad about creating[...]
Take the Lead to Sell Your Art
“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian[...]
How to Create Your Best Artist’s Life and Enjoy It — Part One.
True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven.— Ernest Holmes As an artist, I believe that living your[...]
How Artists Can Benefit from Becoming a Social Influencer – Part Two
Napoleon Hill pioneered social influence long before it was a thing. Think twice before you speak, because your words and[...]
How Artists Can Benefit from Becoming a Social Influencer – Part One
Trust gives the social influencer authority; it is the foundation of their effectiveness. — Barney Davey Driving interest in your[...]
How to Balance Creativity and the Business of Art
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.—[...]
How to Sell Art Without Online Marketing Tools
While it’s advisable to build an email list, a social media presence, and sell art online, you can succeed without[...]
How to Price Your Art to Make More Money
Pricing your artwork need not be a mystery. The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you're eating into your[...]
Art-Related Career Alternatives for Visual Artists
Art-related career alternatives are often the best choice for a multitude of reasons. — Barney Davey I am looking for[...]
How Artists Can Make Living the Dream a Reality
You see things; and you say, ‘Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?– George[...]
Six Copyright Basics for Artists: Facts You Need to Know
Understanding Copyright Basics for Artists In the world of artistic creation, a comprehensive understanding of copyright for artists is crucial.[...]
Evolve Artist Review. Do You Want to Paint with Realism?
A Review of Evolve Artist Painting in the Realism Style I trust most people to know quality when they see[...]
What Are the Best Gifts for Artists to Give Themselves?
Art is a gift to the future. It outlives its creators who made it to leave a mark that says,[...]
How to Grab Success and Forget About Getting Found
 Believe you can and you’re halfway there.Theodore Roosevelt Stop letting prevalent myths about the starving artist and getting found mess[...]
How To Get into Art Galleries. Part Four.
He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.― Ralph Waldo Emerson Welcome[...]
Advice on Getting into Art Galleries. Part Three.
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. John F. Kennedy Let’s think about this,[...]
How to Get into Art Galleries. Part Two
Smart art galleries know it's not the words on paper but the emotion in the piece that makes clients pull[...]
How to Get into Art Galleries. Part One.
Learning how to get into galleries is a skill artists can improve. As with everything I teach, connections seal deals.[...]
It’s Always a Good Time to Make a Difference.
You can always make a difference because there is no age limit on contributing value and it's always a good[...]
How Positive Thinking and Taking Action Make Success
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate[...]
Best Artist’s Life & Art Marketing Concepts – What You Might Have Missed
"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to[...]
The Case for Convergent Media. A Term for Digital Artists.
A true masterpiece does not tell everything.― Albert Camus The art business is full of jargon and terminology that can[...]
How to Market Art As a Nonconformist and Live Happily Ever After
Here’s a bet I would take with odds on virtually every artist I know. It’s a sure thing you didn’t[...]
It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, and It Always Has Been. We Get It Better Now.
You don’t need to be an empath to feel the collective weight of turmoil right up to now. Life is[...]
Why Learning Art Marketing Skills Should Not Be Expensive
Let's Make Acquiring Art Marketing Skills Affordable I’ve been active in the art business since 1988. In 2005, I published[...]
What Does Living the Artist’s Life Mean and How Are You Doing?
Is living the artist’s life a real thing, or is it just words that don’t mean anything? How would one[...]
In Praise of Older Artists: Why We Should Support Older Artists
Whether you are a young or older artist, whether you make art as a passion project or are actively engaged[...]
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 Would Andy Warhol Say about Why Art Prints and Print-on-Demand Are the Gateways to Your Prosperous Art Career?
Print-on-Demand in the hands of Andy Warhol. What would he have done? The idea is not to live forever; it[...]
Hey Superman. You Can’t Do It All—and Do It All Well At Once!
Why 80% of Something Always Beats 100% of Nothing. When you attempt to do it all, it is human nature[...]
The Harmonic Resonance of 21, 73 and Me
I am not all that I could be, but what I am balances me. – Barney Davey It’s True You[...]
Tips to Protect Your IP: Understanding Copyrighted Works and Trademarks
Many creative people make original intellectual property they want to protect as copyrighted works from unauthorized use by others and[...]
What Is It Truly Like to Be an Artist? The Truth About Success and Money
Art is a gift to the future. It nearly always outlives its creator who used it as a means of[...]
Five Things You Should Know About Sanity and Success
Being Happy Is Its Own Reward. Go out to be and do your best. Be ready when luck comes. Never[...]
The Artist’s Life Manifesto. How to Live Your Best Artist’s Life.
Through 33 years in the art business, 16 years of publishing weekly art marketing blog posts, writing six bestselling books[...]
Learning How to Sell Art with No Fear Is Easier than You Think
Tips & Techniques on How to Sell Art. Anyone, yes, anyone, can learn how to sell art successfully. Knowing the[...]
How to Get Started with Email Marketing Sequences for Artists
Email marketing for visual artists is the best tool for artists to communicate with their buyers and sell art online.[...]
Knowing How to Develop a Referral Program Is a Superpower for Artists
Learn How to Make Referrals the Lifeblood of Your Art Business If you are a regular reader of this blog[...]
Imagining the Well-Lived Artist’s Life As Only You Can
The Secrets to a Well-Lived Artist's Life I’m not a poet, a philosopher, or a deep thinker on any subject.[...]
Finding Art Collectors | Best Ways How to Find Buyers
It's a fact that art collectors are everywhere. If it is true that collectors are in abundance, why does the[...]
Why I Like Convertkit for Artists to Use As a Marketing Tool
There Are Many Ways to Use Convertkit to Market Art Automatically With Email Marketing One potentially highly effective strategy is[...]
Gifts for Artists That Keep Giving
What's Not to Like About Gifts for Artists?  It's been fulfilling to work as a blogger, author, coach, and course[...]
Reality: Why & When People Buy Art and How Marketing Works to Sell It
The Importance of Understanding the Ways Consumers Buy Art There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can[...]
What Are the Best Ways for Artists Not Named Andy Warhol to Handle Years of Unsold Art?
How to Handle Older, Unsold Art, and Excess Artwork Inventory?The question of what you can do with unsold art is[...]
Fundamental Shifts and How to Deal with Them
After days of suspended animation, we in the U.S., and closely watched around the globe, concluded the long Presidential campaign.[...]
How to Improve Your Groove
You can always tell when the groove is working or not. — Prince There is something likable about short rhymes[...]
How to Market Art with Simplicity, Sanity, and Integrity
Half a lifetime ago, I began a mission to help artists answer one question. How do I get my work[...]
Why Art Marketing Shouldn’t Drive You Crazy. You Have Options.
How to Learn Art Marketing in Comfort and Sanity Just as with how you approach art marketing mastery, your vision[...]
Digital Marketing for Artists in a Pandemic
Should You Be Thinking of Digital Marketing for Artists Now? During a pandemic, thinking about digital marketing for artists seems[...]
What Stories Are You Telling Yourself in the Covid Era?
We All Have Stories... What Are Yours Telling You?  Whether consciously or not, we all tell ourselves stories about ourselves.[...]
Where Are You Going and How Can You Get There?
You’re never too old to get going and make changes Despite the turmoil brought upon us by Covid-19, or perhaps,[...]
Confidence is Contagious | How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs
Build Your Confidence to Your Delightful Advantage Ambition will where talent will not – Barney Davey The above is a[...]
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[...]
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 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.[...]
Ten Ways to Be a Happy Artist
You Can Choose Happiness. [color-box] Editor's Note: This is an Art Marketing News classic from a past post. As such,[...]
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, But[...]
First Things First | What’s Your Why?
 Begin with the End in Mind If you have read more than a few of my posts, you know I[...]
Here are the Five Need-to-Know Keys for Art Marketing Success
Tips to boost your art marketing. Galleries are not the answer. They can help, but there are not enough to[...]
The Art of Permission | How to Get the Freedom It Gives
Permission to Be Free For most artists, mixing making art and marketing art are opposing, conflicting activities. The first is[...]
Simplify Your Way to Success and a Life Worth Living
If you were not derailed by the holidays, you might have seen last week’s 36 Simple Ways to Find Art[...]
36 Simple Ways to Find Art Collectors on the Cheap
There are many ways to find art collectors. Conditions make this the best time to act. Home buying, loan refi rates,[...]
Give a Gift to Your Art Career
Your Art Career Deserves the Best! It’s the time of year for giving gifts. You’ve probably checked off a list[...]
Arts and Numbers | How to Make Your Art Pay
Artists Have a Hard Time Balancing Arts and Numbers [This post was first published in December 2015. The content remains[...]
How to Sell Your Art Using Buyer Social Styles
There are four primary buyer social styles. You can learn to improve your art sales and your people skills. Learning[...]
Top 10 Reasons Why Artists Should Blog for Success
The answer to why artists should blog is simple. It is the best way to grow an email list and[...]
Artists! How to Lock Down Your Website Legally to Avoid Trouble
Congratulations! You have taken your art online. Perhaps you have set it up to sell your work online, too. Good[...]
Leaving a Legacy | Your Beautiful Gift to the World
We All Leave a Legacy We each leave a legacy. Our lives are like chapters in a book — a[...]
Does Your Authentic Self Include Making Art for Money?
Many artists dance around the subject of making art for money. There is among some, in and outside the art[...]
See the Reasons Why You Can’t Be Afraid to Always Carry Your Water for Yourself
LOOM LARGE AND TAKE CHARGE There is debate over the origin of the terms "carry your water" and "carrying your[...]
15 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Be An Artist
To Be An Artist Is A Gift! It Is a Unique Thing to Be an Artist. Learn to Celebrate, Enjoy,[...]
What You Must Know—Beyond Eye Appeal—about Making Art that Sells. Find Out with the Fine Art Career Roadmap Mini-Course
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You Can Change How Art Buying Decisions Evolve
Art Buying Decisions Are Carefully Considered You know this from experience. Art doesn’t sell itself. Original artwork is rarely a[...]
Is There More to You Than Being an Artist? How do you see your other interests helping your art business?
I write about art marketing—a lot about art marketing and being an artist. Between my six books, 600 blog posts,[...]
Use These 3 Little Known Secrets of Successful Artists to Prosper
Secrets of Successful Artists In my 12-part series on Successful Art Careers, I blogged about Using the Rule of Three.[...]
Learn the Ways an Independent Shopping Cart Can Immediately Boost Your Online Art and Related Product Sales
If you sell anything online, whether digital products and services or physical goods, a shopping cart is required to process[...]
Sell More Art, Learn How to Lead the Sale and Close More Deals
Start learning to sell more art. Art is not an impulse sale. It requires discretionary income and careful consideration. Most[...]
How to Write Copy and Get Better Results for Your Sales Pages
Why Artists Should Learn to Write Copy For artists, brushing up copywriting skills pays off in many ways. The saying,[...]
How to Know You’re Not a Failure… and Other Assorted Thoughts
You May Be Successful and Don't Know It! Likewise, You May Be Oblivious to the Fail You're In The test[...]
How in the World Do You Sell Your Art? Who Do You Trust?
There are many questions for artists when it comes to decisions on how to sell their art and get work[...]
An Art Career Roadmap Guide for You
The Journey That Is Your Art Career We're each on a journey in our lives and careers. Having a practical[...]
How to Boost Your Marketing Plans with a Mind Map
What Are Your Marketing Plans? Do you have a formal marketing plan? Or, do you skip around trying a little[...]
How to Make Success Selling Art to Interior Designers
Don't Let the Old Man In My good friend and muse, Dick Harrison, is a remarkable person in so many[...]
10 Things for Your 2019 To-Do List
10 Very Good Things Artists Should Do in 2019 What are your plans for 2019? I’m not a believer in[...]
How to Cure Your Art Career When It Needs a Kick in the Butt
Are You Repeating the Same Marketing Efforts and Getting the Same Results? I regularly see artists, even established artists, making[...]
How to Make a Powerful Art Marketing Machine in 10 Steps
Discover How to Transform Your Art Career into a Marketing Machine One Step at a Time Overwhelm and dread are[...]
Your Confidence Crisis and How to Make It Better with These Ten Tips
Ten tips on how to help you boost your confidence. Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage,[...]
Best Ways How to Use Marketing Automation in Your Art Business
Email has an ability many channels don’t: creating valuable, personal touches – at scale. David Newman When it comes to[...]
How to Sell Art with Personal Storytelling for Best Results
Storytelling is universal. It is as old as humanity. Too often in business, we forget or don’t know how to[...]
How to Dumb It Down & Make Simpler Better
K.I.S.S. My Complications... GoodbyeThe most complicated skill is to be simple.― Dejan Stojanovic We are each wired up uniquely. That’s[...]
How to Boost Your Career with Influencer Marketing
If you haven't heard of influencer marketing, you're not alone. It is a relatively new but growing market trend for[...]
Your Art Career | How to Choose the Best Actions to Get the Best Results
The Only Way to Own Your Outcome Is to Own Your Distribution. If you have followed me for any length[...]
Powerful Tips on How to Make Self-Publishing Your Art Successful
There Is Much to Learn from the Most Successful Self-published Artists Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce[...]
Seven Sins of Art Marketing | How Many Do You Recognize in Your Career?
How to Avoid Committing the Seven Sins of Art Marketing I always encourage artists to study how successful artists conduct[...]
How to Be Creative and Make Money with Productivity
Productivity Is Indispensable.  Do you want to be the best artist you can be? Do you want to make as[...]
Screw Perfection, Embrace Acceptance, Gain Peace
What Drives You? It seems like seeking some form of perfection drives a lot of people these days. Maybe that’s[...]
How Do You Get Your Art to Market?
Marketing Art Is Challenging Fine art is a niche product, which makes getting your art to market hard. That's because[...]
Fear and Doubt and Luck in the Art Business
If You Can Relate, You're Not Alone! When you examine most businesses, especially those trying to up their game to[...]
Important | Why Artists Need to Know Lifetime Art Collector Value
The concept of lifetime art collector value is foreign to many artists. You don't learn about it in art school.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Best Ways How to Get Your Art to Market
The reality is there are only two fundamental ways to get your art to market. You Sell It Others Sell[...]
27 Ways How to Create Career Calamity
You Can Undo Career Calamity You can do a lot of things right, and still end up with art career[...]
The Best Posts of 2017 & How to Know What Artists Like
Whew! This year flew by for me. I bet it did for you, too. And, I didn’t end up where[...]
How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever!
There Is Help for Improving All Around You Recently, a member of my private Art Marketing Mastery Facebook group asked[...]
Remembering Gary S. Goldman
The longtime publisher of DECOR magazine, and my good friend, Gary Goldman, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his[...]
How to Take Heart and Make Selling Art Awesome
Stop the Angst! Learn these how to sell art tips that will get you results and make you happy! For[...]
5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers
Redirected to Networking for artists is powerful. Most often, low sales results are due to not enough qualified buyers[...]
27 Ways Belief and Action Lead to Superior Success
Action: To Know and Not to Do Is Not to Know It’s possible you can work hard all your life[...]
Selling Art | Seven Costly Mistakes
Learn how to become more successful when selling art. If you are like many other artists, success at selling art[...]
Seven Super Tips for How to Sell More Art
Sharpening Your Sales Skills Is How to Sell More Art. Learning how to sell more of your art is a[...]
Here Are 10 Best Cardinal Rules How to Price Art
Top Tips on How to Price Art for Success Pricing your art properly is a critical component of creating a[...]
Discover How to Market Your Career | Make Remarkable Results
It would help if you learned how to market your career.Today, artists must learn to market themselves efficiently — it[...]
How to Get the Best Benefits of an Online Art Gallery
[Editor's Note:] Visual artists these days have problems… First-class problems. With so many places to sell their art, choosing the[...]
The Future of Art Sales & How to Make the Most of the Changes
Unless you are one of the small group of artists whose work sells in auction houses, or top-tier galleries for[...]
Five Tips for Artists to Avoid Copyright, Trademark, and Related Legal Problems
Many thanks to Barney Davey for inviting me to blog as a guest at Barney shared with me that[...]
Here Are 30 Useful Ideas How to Find New Buyers and Sell More Art
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What Is the Best Method for How to Sell Your Art?
Asking for the best way how to sell your art is a loaded question. There is no one size fits[...]
Art Inventory Management | The Behind-the-Scenes Secret For Success
Professional Artists Need Art Inventory Management [Editor's Note: This week's post is penned by Katie Carey of Artwork Archive. I[...]
How to Improve Your Writing and Your Career
Writing Is a Learned Skill — Making Improvements Is Easier Than You Imagine. Artists who communicate well with words generally do[...]
Do You Know the Worst, Good, Better, Best Ways to Sell Art?
Here are four ways to categorize how you sell your art. There are the worst, good, better, and best ways[...]
How to Choose the Top Channels for Your Best Art Sales
Can You Define Your Art Sales Channels? Being an artist means dealing with endless choices. On the creative side, you[...]
How to Use Personal Branding: It’s One of Your Most Valuable Assets
Use branding to promote your art and your business. As a solo entrepreneur, you, your art, and your business are[...]
Art Careers | The Art of Self-Promotion
Successful Art Careers Require Self-promotion Consistently working to build awareness for you and your art is necessary to develop a[...]
This Is What Happens When Things Are Not as You Think
Have you had this experience? You have a strong intuitive feeling that a situation is one thing. Then you find[...]
Reasons That Will Expose How the Internet Changed the Gallery Business and Print Sales
The gallery business is not for the faint of heart. It never was. It was never easy for a brick[...]
Straight Advice | How to Market Art Online Now
Who Doesn't Want Straight Advice? We are long past the point where any artist or nearly any small business that[...]
This Is Motivation from the Inside Out
Motivation [Publisher's Note: This week's post is penned by Lori Woodward. She is a terrific artist and writer. She also[...]
Know the Value of Your Collectors
When You Find Collectors It Pays Dividends! Building a growing list of patrons who want to buy art from you[...]
Roundup: Get Tantalizing Ideas, Useful Information & Strong Inspiration Here
Here's a Roundup of Recent Posts Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Makes a Great Time for a Roundup! For nearly all[...]
Get Your Best 25 Tips How to Make Networking for Artists Success Here
Networking for Artists. It’s Not Just for Extroverts Anymore. A while back, my co-broadcasting partner, Jason Horejs, and I did[...]
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Want to Do Better? Easy, Be Better. To Be Right, Do Right.
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Here Are Ten of the Best Books for Artists
Short reviews of the best books for artists. If you want success, it helps to be curious. Be a seeker[...]
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Happy Spring! Would you agree with me now is a great time to renew and rejoice? No one ever says[...]
Is Your Career Crammed with Useless Stuff or Useful Actions?
Hi there. Guess what? You’re not perfect, and for sure, neither am I. I’m a work in progress, and I’m[...]
Do You Have a Recipe to Make Your Art Career Amazing and Unsurpassed?
How to Make Your Art Career Amazing! Wow! That is a challenging question to consider how to make your art[...]
How to Barter Art Make Money and Have Fun
To Barter Is to Trade One Item or Service for Another. [Editor's Note: Thanks to Dick Harrison, my good friend,[...]
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Asking how big is your stack is not a personal question. So, don't take me wrong. You have stacks. I have[...]
Super Tips for How to Sell More Art Online
Last week's Seven Super Tips for How to Sell More Art post got lots of interest. It was a big hit[...]
How to Make the Best of Selling POD Art Online
Are you selling POD art online? If so, you are in the ranks of 200,000+ visual artists using online POD[...]
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Learn Useful Tips to Help Sell Art to Interior Designers [Publisher's Note]: This guest post comes from my good friend[...]
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Using free images to make creative designs is a beautiful thing. Great imagery captures attention. I liken the abundance of[...]
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  As an artist and businessperson, you are not planning to fail. We don't set out to fail. It just[...]
Learn How the Most Successful Artists Make Online Art Sales
The interest in how to make art sales online from artists is growing. Read on to discover tips from top-selling from[...]
7 Simple Questions to Make Your Art Career Amazing
Before we get into the questions of how to make your art career amazing, let me ask, “Do you have a[...]
You Know How to Choose Success? Right?
Many of us need help to know how to choose success. You might think knowing how to choose success is[...]
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I know. Asking why do you make art is a kind of a loaded question. You may not have an answer[...]
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Are you open to opportunities to sell more art? If you want to create the success you desire and your art[...]
How to Devastate Your Art Career with Inaction
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. — George S. Patton What[...]
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Six Art Career Production Problems
Production problems can kill your art career. You already know continually making great art that gets the attention of your[...]
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Delivering added value to art lovers via your words. It is human nature to desire added value for the exchange[...]
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Pricing art, like art itself, is subjective. The subject of pricing art almost always manages to become part of the[...]
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Investigate selling art in interior design centers to make wholesale art sales. An art sales showroom in the International Home[...]
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Selling art to interior designers will boost your career. Here's how: 1.            Stress-free, quick sales 2.            Get paid immediately 3.           [...]
89 Cheap Ways to Promote Your Art Business
Discover easy cheap ways to promote your art business here. Here are some useful suggestions for you to promote your[...]
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What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur? As an artist seeking to make a living, or at least[...]
What Makes People Buy Your Art?
What really makes people buy your work? It's an age-old question, "What makes people buy your art?' Editor's Note: Guest[...]
Seven Questions for Artists Considering the Art Print Market
Will the art print market work for you? Before artists jump in the art print market, it is crucial they[...]
Five Reasons Why Art Careers Fail
Boost your success by learning why art careers fail. Art careers can fail for many reasons. Here are five common[...]
Art Career Clarity | Successful Art Careers | Part Twelve
Do you have art career clarity?   Gaining clarity can make the difference between a marginally and a highly successful[...]
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What's your plan to find direct buying art collectors? The above video is a Google Hangout with Jason Horejs and me conversing[...]
How to Make Successful Art Commissions
Advice for preparing to accept commissioned art projects. Editor's Note: This guest post is by Alison Lansky. Once an artist[...]
How to Start an Art Blog
Learn the Basic Steps to Start an Art Blog. Congratulations! You have made the decision to learn how to start an[...]
Myth of The Muse
Waiting for Your Muse Can Kill Your Career. Muse: a source of inspiration; especially; a guiding genius. Artists of all[...]
8 Ideal Artist Traits Art Print Publishers Seek
Are You An Ideal Artist for Print Publishers? One of an art print publishers most crucial tasks is to find[...]
How to Find Art Print Publishers
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Selling Art to Interior Designers with JND
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Limited Editions Versus Open Editions | Revisiting the Debate
There is a Place for Limited Editions and Open Editions Occasionally, I like to come back to previous posts, such[...]
How to Profit from the Art Print Market
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The Psychology of Pricing Art: Techniques and Strategies for Artists 
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How to Sell Art To Interior Designers
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Blog Topics for Artists Part Two
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Selling art is rarely simple. Successful art sellers use every technique available to makes sales happen. The "Be Back" is[...]
Blog Topics for Artists
Here are 52 blog topics visual artists can use to pump up the volume of their blogs. Blogging is free[...]
Giclee Prints As Pret-a-porter
Giclees will broaden your product line, give your work more price points, introduce your work to new customers, and more.[...]
Digital Arts Studio – a Giclee Printer Profile
Digital Fine Arts Studio is a premier full-service digital fine art giclee printing service in Atlanta, GA. Its operation proves[...]
What Is the Secondary Art Market?
You will find since the broad secondary art market includes costly work by contemporary masters to relatively inexpensive four-color offset[...]

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. 


“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.”

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“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.”

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