Artists & Graphic Designers

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Selling Without Begging: Tips for Selling Art by David C. Baker

Tips for Selling Art If you’re like most creatives, selling is probably your least favorite part of running your business. But selling doesn’t have to be painful, and it certainly doesn’t require begging. In his article “Selling Without Begging,” David C. Baker offers six tips for selling art without begging. You...

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The Social Life: Working the Network by Grace Dobush

Social Networking Tips You may well be engaged on various social media platforms, but do you know how to use these outlets to network and promote your art? If not, you’re not alone, and social media guru Grace Dobush is here to help! In her article “The Social Life: Working the Network,” Grace...

Incite 4 mixed media art contest

Incite 4 Mixed Media Art Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Entering an art contest is a great way to gain exposure for your work. If you when a cash prize or another award, even better! The Incite Mixed Media Competition is now accepting entries for its fourth annual art contest. This year’s theme is Relax Restore Renew, and all winning entries...

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...

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Editor Online Interview: Brittany VanSnepson

What first attracted you to F+W? I first discovered F+W through their writing department: Writer’s Digest. As a writer, I soaked up as much as I could then, when I decided to go into publishing, I just naturally gravitated towards their market books. From there, I pretty much utilized their advice...

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Have a Little Courage

*An an excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Linda Maron e-mailed, “After fooling around for way too long, I finally put a portfolio of digital images together and used your resource to make a list of six greeting card and licensing companies. Within ten days of sending out the...

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Tips on Self-Promotion From Max Scratchmann

*Excerpt written by Cindy Laufenberg from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Award-winning illustrator Max Scratchmann, who lives on the remote Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland, is living proof that you can be a successful artist no matter where you live. By using e-mail and the Internet, he’s able...

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Drawing Funny Pictures for a Living

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Canadian cartoonist/illustrator Sean Parkes recently contacted us to let us know Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market helped jump-start his freelance career. Parkes, who has been freelancing for five years (three of them full time), started out drawing a comic strip and doing...

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Diary of a Career Launch: Year II

*Editor’s note: In 2000 we followed artist Steven Verriest through the first year of his aggressive career launch. We’re happy to say his career is progressing, but perhaps in a different direction than he had anticipated. Read on to find out how he’s doing in his second year as written by...

Artistic License

A Little Artistic License

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market. Julia Cairns had been painting landscapes for a number of years in Botswana, Africa when her husband was hired to teach at the University of California at Davic. Because the landscape in California wasn’t as inspiring as that of Africa, her work...