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Taking and Making Stock Photos by Rohn Engh

How to Take Stock Photos Want to start a stock photo business or add stock photography to your existing business? Rohn Engh, author of Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, offers tips on how to take stock photos and avoid the pitfall of creating trite stock photography. You can read an excerpt from the stock photo...

Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art by Daniel Grant

So you’re ready to start selling your art, but have you thought through the logistics of accepting payments from your customers? There are a variety of payment options, each with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. In “Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art,” Daniel Grant takes you through the benefits...

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Ohio Renaissance Festival’s Marketplace

Are you ready to have a good time? The Ohio Renaissance Festival is one of the largest open-air marketplaces in the state. Though the festival is located in Harveysburg, Ohio – it appears to be its own small village reminiscent of ancient times as small shops dot across the landscape featuring handmade crafts reflective...

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Apply to 2015 Art Fairs Now!

2015 Art Fairs Are Now Accepting Applications Thinking about participating in some art fairs this year? It’s time to stop thinking and start applying! Most art fairs have an application deadline several months before the fair takes place, so spring and summer art show deadlines are quickly approaching. So, how do you decide which...

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Adapt and Sell More Art in the New Year

How to Be a Successful Artist As we approach the new year, it’s a good time to reflect on your art business practices and think about how you can approve them in the coming year. Artist and art-marketing mentor Lori McNee offers some excellent tips for improving your art business in “Adapt and Sell...

Featured Market: Alden B. Dow Museum Summer Art Fair

Michigan Art Fairs It’s never too early to start researching art fairs you might want to participate in next year. This week we’re featuring the Alden B. Dow Museum Summer Art Fair in Midland, MI. This juried show takes place in early June and accepts photography, ceramics, fibers, jewelry, mixed media 3D, painting, wood,...

Featured Market: Akron Arts Expo

The Akron Arts Expo takes place this weekend, so it’s too late to get a booth this year, but it’s the perfect time to start planning for next year. To start, review the contact and submission info in the complete listing below. You can also search all 220 of our art fair listings to...

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Creative Self-Promotion, by Lisa L. Cyr

Create Dynamic Promotional Materials In today’s marketplace, creatives face many challenges. To call attention to their brand, they need to produce engaging, thought-provoking promotions that are not only keenly strategic but also highly innovative, spanning print, broadcast and new media. I’d like to share with you just some promotional projects created by my Marywood...

Featured Market: 4 Bridges Arts Festival

This week’s featured market is the 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This juried arts & crafts show takes place in mid-April (this coming weekend, actually!) and includes both art and photography exhibitors. Read the full listing below for more information and tips for applying. You can also search for more art fairs...