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How to Build an Artist Resume in 4 Simple Steps
Your Art Career

How to Build an Artist Resume in 4 Simple Steps

If you’re ready to take the leap into establishing a career as an artist, then you need consider some essential steps first. These include defining your artist statement, establishing your brand and searching for gallery representation, just to name a few.All of these factors can help you build your artist resume, which is crucial for showing off your experience, awards and accolades.

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The Fine Art of Relationships

12 Relationship Rules Every Artist Should Know (And Follow)Building and maintaining strong relationships in life is complicated enough. However, establishing strong bonds in the arts can be just as if not more complex.You may be friendly with a fellow artist but simultaneously be a little more than envious of his or her skills.
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Dos Donts of Artist Websites

Self-Portrait by Kristin Kunc, oil on linen, 2011.As you probably well know, Im online…a lot. And Id like to think of myself as somewhat well informed about artist websites. Im on them all the time—whether it is through an email someone sends me, a link on a blog I read, or my own searches of American art or global artists, Im always finding interesting artists through their websites.
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Tips for Starting Your Art Career | Network University

By Beth Samek, Online Education Manager at Artist’s Network UniversityIf you’ve ever wanted to pick the brain of a professional artist, now is your chance! Building on my blog post from last week focusing on making the move to full-time artist, this week you can hear even more about the process of making art your career.
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Your First Art Exhibition

If you are like most artists, you have a clear recollection of how you felt when one of your drawings or paintings was first put on display on a school bulletin board, in an art-school exhibition, or in a commercial gallery. In fact, the importance accorded that first publicly displayed picture may have contributed to your becoming an artist today.
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8 Ideas to Help Sell Paintings

From the 1980s into the mid-1990s, I made a point of visiting Capricorn Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, every time I traveled to Washington, DC. I could always count on leaving the gallery with a list of promising artists to profile in American Artist.The first time any artist began exhibiting at Capricorn, Desind would give him or her the same speech he had been offering since the gallery opened in 1964.
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10 Rules for Being a Professional Artist

You may have been one of the lucky readers who got their hands on a hot magazine that Network published several years ago: Acrylic Artist.If you didn’t happen to get a copy (digital issues of Acrylic Artist are still available in NorthLightShop.com), then you may have missed the work of Mark Gould.
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You Need a Good Presentation to Sell Your Art

Presentation MattersI recently attended the opening of an exhibition of artwork by a group of artists, and the display raised questions in my mind about the impact of presentation on sales and career development.The exhibition was a temporary display in a community center. The organizer had little time to make the former gymnasium look like an art gallery.
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5 Creative Ways to Sell Your Arts and Crafts This Holiday Season

An Artist’s Guide to “Gift Selling”‘Tis the holiday season of giving, so why not make it a profitable one, too? If you are planning to sell your handmade arts and crafts during the holidays, then this post is for you!To make sure you, your patrons and your wallets are filled with festivity and goodwill, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy ways to give your artistic offerings a bit of holiday cheer.
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Keeping Records of Your Paintings

Keeping track of our finished paintings and the “lives” they’re having is something we shouldn’t overlook. When they’re fresh in our minds, we remember them, but let a few months or years pass by, and it becomes more difficult. Without good records, you’ll struggle to confirm a title for a specific painting, the place where it was painted and when, its size and outer frame dimensions, the medium used, the exhibitions and galleries where it has been shown, and the purchase information.
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An Artist’s Signature

Placing your John Hancock on a painting is the ultimate statement of pride and ownership. Like so many aspects of paintings, it’s personal.The signature is a natural part of the visual composition and should be thought of in those terms. When we read a written page, we end at the bottom right; thus this location feels like a natural end-point in Western culture.
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8 Free Ways to Market and Promote Your Art Online

During this challenging marketplace a lot of artists are cutting back on their art marketing budgets. Even so, now is the time to take full advantage of the free marketing opportunities and creative ways of promoting your art business online.By creative, I mean free! Yes, there are many ways in which you can promote yourself and your art business for free and nowadays, as an artist, it’s more important than ever to leverage your expertise.
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Art-Related Careers

Many ask me a question that’s not easy to answer: “When was the first time you knew you were going to be an artist?” My art has morphed and changed over my life, and I’ve gone through many different phases.The first indication that I loved to draw came very early. I vividly remember watching Captain Kangaroo over a bowl of cereal when I was about 5.
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About to Exhibit Your Art for the First Time?

The Devil’s in The DetailsCongratulations! You have an opportunity to exhibit your work and you want to be sure you’re ready. Over my artistic career, I’ve exhibited in a wide range of settings from small local venues to museums and galleries across the country and abroad. And, as the commercial goes, “I’ve learned a thing or two along the way.
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3 Insider Tips to Land the Art Internship of Your Dreams

Goodbye Summer, Hello Internship!We know how important it is to land an art residency or internship. We also know how hard it is to feel noticed, and we want to help.It’s time to set aside the suntan lotion and perfect those resumes! Accomplished artist Richard Whitten is here with three steps to get you closer to your dream internship.
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How an Art Supply Thrift Store is Supporting Creative Reuse

In a neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is a quaint store that will leave many artists in awe. The resale shop, Indigo Hippo, is full of colorful and eclectic art supplies that, donated by folks who no longer needed them, are waiting for their new forever home. With drawing materials, papers, paints and pieces begging to be part of an assemblage, it kind of feels like a candy store, for artists.
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First Steps to Getting Your Art in a Gallery

6 Art Gallery Essentials for ArtistsWhether you’ve decided to take the first steps in getting your work shown in an art gallery or you’re an established artist looking to expand your presence into new cities, understanding the fundamentals for how an art gallery selects its artists is essential.As both a gallery owner and an artist in one of the most vibrant art cities in the U.
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If You Are Ready to Sell Art Online Read This

You Don’t Have to Be a Business Mogul to Make a Living from Your ArtI love the fact we live in a day and age when artists have so much control over their careers. Making a living through creativity and artistic output is not only possible, but it is also very likely if you do a few things right.Even more, I’m especially thrilled to see how we can sell art online.
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