On this website you’ll find several dozen articles and interviews on a variety of topics to help artists achieve their fullest potential. There are some topics that stand out as getting the most visits, being the most popular, and receive the most positive feedback from my subscribers. In today’s post I offer highlights from the top art success articles on this website.
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Writing Your Artist’s Biography
Your Artist’s Biography is essential for viewers of your art who want to know more about you. It helps them to understand what makes you unique and tells them about the journey you took to get to where you are now as an artist. It provides prospective buyers, gallery owners, curators, grant givers and writers knowledge about you. They want to know about your career accomplishments before they decide to invest in your art and promote you. The Artist’s Biography serves to provide the reader with a story about you as an artist and learn about your career credentials. It contains much of the same information as a résumé, however, a résumé or CV is written in a listing format and a biography is written in an editorial style.
Learn more about How to write Your Artist’s Biography.
The Truth About Fine Art Agents
Also known as fine art representatives, the definition of fine art agents relates to those individuals who are in positions and have the authority to act on behalf of artists. As we know it in the world of fine art (similar to the world of commercial art) fine art agents function by attempting to sell the works of artists. They may also pursue other income generating opportunities on behalf of the artist, such as lecturing, teaching, licensing and publishing.
Learn more about Fine Art Agents, Where to Find Them, and more.
Selling Your Art to Corporations
Imagine your art on permanent display in a lobby or conference room of a corporation. Getting your art into corporate art collections is a big career boost. It brings money and prestige and builds your reputation. Many businesses today are recognized for their valuable art collections and are extremely influential in the world of art and business. In this article you’ll find out what the corporate criteria is, how corporations purchase art, how to make contact, how to start if you are new to this, and more.
Read more in this article: Selling Your Art to Corporations
Where to Find Art Buyers
Potential art buyers are all around us. They are the blue collar workers and the people you read about in the social columns. They are people and businesses that will come to you and those you must reach out to. Art buyers come in all different shapes, sizes, professional backgrounds, personalities and origins. Where and how to find art buyers requires a combination of knowledge, strategy and persistence. However, there is no need to be frustrated, confused or mystified about finding art buyers. This article provides 16 ways to find them.
Read Where to Find Art Buyers.
Beware of Vanity Galleries
Vanity Galleries may be one of the most searched topics on the Internet among artists. I think it is important for artists to be aware of how vanity galleries operate. They offer a “pay to play” game in which many artists sadly lose money, self-respect, time and dignity. Sadly, in recent years I’ve noticed a huge increase in vanity galleries. My articles on the subject have since been republished and distributed to artists around the world in many magazines, websites and blogs. I have also discussed the topic in many lectures and in my private consulting practice. For 7 years I gave a 3-hour course on the topic of NYC Galleries.
Read this article to become educated about this subject.