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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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Networking at Animation Festivals

*Excerpt from 2000 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market by Brooke Comer. Aspiring artists can maximize their chances of getting work, according to Kat Fair, head of recruitment for Nickelodeon Animation Studio, by taking advantage of recruiting opportunities at animation festivals. Fair, who makes the rounds of art schools to recruit new talent, always tells...

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...

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...

Don't be a Starving Artist!

Art of Business: Work Your Art by Jen Cushman

Don’t be a Starving Artist: Work Your Art and Make a Living! The idea of being a starving artist may be romantic, but it’s not very fun if you’re the one doing the starving! The good news is you don’t have to live the cliché. In her article “Art of Business: Work Your Art,” mixed-media...

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John Howe: Fantasy Illustrator by Neely McLaughlin

John Howe Interview Are you excited about the latest Hobbit movie’s release this week? We are too, and I’m happy to share this excerpt (below) from our interview with fantasy illustrator John Howe. Howe has worked as a concept artist for all three Hobbit films, his illustrations inspiring the look and feel of each...

Throwback Thursday: How to Build Your Network

Todd LeMieux by Donya Dickerson An award-winning designer on getting and keeping clients Graphic designer Todd LeMieux says his first big break was losing his job. “I worked for a small ad agency whose owner suffered from some serous health concerns. He abruptly closed the agency, and for the first time in my life...

Self-Promotion in the Modern World by Maria Piscopo

Direct Marketing Definition and Tips for Artists With all of the social media platforms available these days, you might think direct marketing a thing of the past. Think again. Direct marketing tactics such as sending artist postcards are still an effective way to get your work in front of art buyers. Most art directors...

Genevieve Russell: Sharing and Preserving Stories Through Images, Video, and Audio by Donna Poehner

Genevieve Russell: Story Photography Most photographers seek to communicate stories of some kind in their photography. Santa Fe photographer Genevieve Russell takes this challenge to a whole new level. Russell loves telling stories with photos, and her creations are true multimedia projects, encompassing images, video and audio. Learn more about Russell and her brainchild...

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Selling Art the Way Your Customer Buys by Karen Leland

How to Sell Your Art Do you use the same sales tactics with all of your customers? Or do you adjust your pitch as you learn more about each customer? If you always stick to the same spiel, you need to work on your communication skills—it will pay off! In “Selling Art the Way...