micro funding

Micro Funding for Artists

Do you have big art dreams but a small bank account? Are you intimidated by the prospect of applying for a bank loan to launch or improve your art business? You don’t have to give up on your dreams just yet. In “Micro Funding for Macro Dreams,” Sean J. Miller explains how artists and...

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...

renaissance festival

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...

art fairs

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...

berry tart food photography by Ric Deliantoni

Exploring New Niches—Is it Ever a Good Idea?

Types of Photography Careers The thought that you must grow, both in your skills, talent and experience is a key at least in my mind to the success of any business. So it goes with out saying that exploring new niches is always a good idea.  The landscape of the photography business is continually...

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,...

Start planning for spring art and craft shows

Some of my talented co-workers are holding our annual Bizarre Bazaar here at F+W Media today. This got me thinking about the holiday art and craft show season, which is now in full swing. Although it’s a bit late to take part in this year’s holiday art and craft shows if you haven’t already...