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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[...]
You Must Obey the First Rule of the Art Business or Risk Failure
You must understand and obey the first rule of the art business. Rule #1 establishes the ironclad premise that on[...]
Art Trends | What’s Your Take? Should You Care About Them?
Will Following Art Trends Help or Hurt Your Art Career? Looking for art trends is actually just looking for inspiration,[...]
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[...]
How to Use Lead Magnets & Sales Funnels for Artists to Get More Buyers
Using effective lead magnets is how to get more high-quality subscribers Who doesn't wish they didn't have work to find[...]
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,[...]
Look and Listen. What Are the Life and Business Lessons You Can Learn from Andy Warhol?
When You Study the Life of Andy Warhol, You're Sure to Come Away Impressed and Inspired Whatever you feel, think,[...]
What You Must Know—Beyond Eye Appeal—about Making Art that Sells. Find Out with the Fine Art Career Roadmap Mini-Course
Making art that sells is at the heart of successful art businesses. You and I, literally all of us are[...]
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,[...]
You Can Change How Art Buying Decisions Evolve When You Wrap Your Brain Around Insights into the Process
Art Buying Decisions Are Carefully Considered You know this from experience. Art doesn’t sell itself. Original artwork is rarely a[...]
Put Your Eyes on Practical Advice. Learn the Best Ways How to Sell Art Now Without an Email List or a Social Media Following
Ten Tips to Sell Art Without Even a Website While it’s advisable to build an email list, a social media[...]
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.[...]
Are You Ready to Look for the Risk and Reap the Rewards and Benefits of Teaching Art Online?
Teaching Art Is As Old As Making Art I wasn’t there when humans first made art. But I bet another[...]
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[...]
Wrap Your Brain Around 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[...]
Art Marketing | Thin Lines | Bad Ass Awesome Sauce
You can make your career what you want it to be. The more you define it, the less others can[...]

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 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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