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What website is right for you and your art business?

How Does Your Artist Website Stack Up?

A website is a sales tool: part sales collateral, part sales fulfillment engine. There’s no one-size-fits-all. It’s specific to your art business.

The Man From Spain - by Clark Hulings

Confidence is Key

Confidence is Key. Three pieces provide insights into why confidence is key: providing inspiration, expertise, and advice from our Fellows.

James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce. Cover by Clark Hulings

What is an “Artpreneur”?

What is an Artpreneur? Three pieces provide insights into what an artpreneur is, give some inspiration, and showcase advice that could come straight from Clark Hulings’ playbook.

James D Balestrieri

Clark Hulings—Archetype of the Independent Artist

Writer James D. Balestrieri: “An artist really shouldn’t care about being in the canon. They should do what they do, which is what Clark Hulings did: work at their work.”

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Community Matters

Community Matters. Clark Hulings understood the value of connecting with his peers. Here some words you might have missed. Inspiration, motivation, and a path to connect with your community.

Best practices for counteracting phishing.

Proactive Security: Best Practices for Counteracting Phishing

Facing the challenge of online fraud ideally involves increasing awareness of phishing and of best practices for counteracting it.

Place des Ternes, Parisian flower market by Clark Hulings

Go Against the Grain.

Going Against the Grain. Clark Hulings knew how and did it. Here some words you might have missed. Inspiration, motivation, and tools to make your dreams a reality.

Elizabeth Hulings asking a fruit vendor how his business is going.

Elizabeth Hulings on Women Founders

Elizabeth Hulings shows her business chops and talks about sharing a car seat with her father’s drying plein air paintings.

Indigenous ceramic artist Hisi Nampeyo Seven Star Pattern Jar

Fracreation

Fracreation is creative healing arising out of adversity—making a new world from the fragments of the old.

Hulings painting of donkeys working in the snow Chimayo, New Mexico

Art is a tough business. We know it.

Art is a tough business. We know it. Here is some help you might have missed. Inspiration, motivation and tools to make your dreams a reality.

A Rural New Mexico valley landscape with the Sangre de Cristo mountains

Art Promotion and Sale…All in One Stroke

What if one day Starbucks called you for a licensed reproduction for a store wall in your hometown? That’s what happened to artist Tony Abeyta.

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Celebrating Email Mastermind Success

Topics covered by Carolyn Edlund included building an email subscriber list, understanding the anatomy of a successful email, building personal email campaigns, and using analytics to measure results and create new strategies.

Artist Barry McCain and Colour in Your Life Producer Graeme Stevenson collaborate in the studio.

Selling Art in a Digital Age

When an artist is filmed by CIYL, you have a marketing tool that simply never goes away. We’re now teaching artists how to create their own video content.

A little girl in a tutu jumps into a colorful puddle

The Thriving Artist™ podcast is now on Amazon & Audible!

Whitaker shares insights into evolving branding and advertising strategies: companies are collaborating with artists to put more personality into their marketing to rise above the competition.

Illustrator Melissa Whitaker drawing John Lennon

Stock Art Can Go to Hell: Corporate Art Without Compromise—Melissa Whitaker

“I try to put everything, all of me, into the art.” Melissa Whitaker’s work—even for collaborations with corporate clients—is always her own.

Thriving in 2020 and Beyond

Thriving in 2020 And Beyond

Despite the economic barriers of 2020, CHF virtualized its programming to help artists most impacted by the pandemic to build their art businesses.