Digestible Insights From Artists and Business Experts
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Manage Your Time Effectively by Decluttering Your Work Life
This process is about decluttering your life, not adding more “to-do’s.” Make one small change at a time and be patient with yourself. Enjoy your freedom!
Adapting To New Markets by Redefining Genres—CHF Interviews Mian Situ
In this interview, Situ discusses the differing approaches to art education in the East and the West, and how an artist’s passion for his work can affect its saleability.
Building a Community of Artists—CHF Interviews Judith HeartSong
Judith discusses the benefits of working in a cooperative gallery environment, and suggests ways that artists can connect with their peers and other art-industry experts.
Adding Reproductions to Your Portfolio—CHF Interviews Neil Ganucheau
Neil walks artists through the scanning and printing process, and encourages them to include reproductions in the overall portfolio of products they can market.
Office Hours for Artist Entrepreneurs
First come, first served. Bring your questions, issues, trials, and barriers to overcome. It’s Office Hours for working artists! One of the features of CHF’s Art-Business Accelerator and Digital Learning […]
eBay and The Ingredients of a Successful Artrepreneur
The problem with only telling artist stories is that we look for the trick, like the proverbial man behind the curtain, as in The Wizard of Oz. As long […]
Writing, Pitching, and Talking from the Middle
Your writing sucks. Your sales pitch is bland. And your speech, presentation, or workshop is underwhelming. Got your attention? My work in all of these categories has suffered the same […]
How Your Brand Story Translates to Sales
Do people “like” your art on Instagram but never buy a single one of your pieces? CHF’s Marketing Director Daniel DiGriz pinpoints the weak spots in the sales strategy and […]
Passion or Profit? Choose Both
Before you started your business, you only needed to be good at creating art. But as soon as you decide to take the next step and earn a living from […]
Move Past Gimmicks to an Authentic Brand Story
How do you develop a story about your artwork, and communicate that story to the public? CHF’s Marketing Director Daniel DiGriz shares storytelling tools that will strengthen your brand and, […]
The Example of Clark Hulings – Build an Art Career You Love
Clark Hulings wanted to do specific things with his visual art. To succeed, he knew he had to be commercially successful, but that he couldn’t let others determine the shape of his career. It was on him to make his own blueprint for what he wanted.
Effectively Market Your Work Online
John Math is a marketing expert who owns and operates the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, which conducts online art competitions and exhibitions for artists. In this Q&A, […]
Develop Your Core Brand Story
What does your art say to the public? Do you have a strong message that utilizes story structure to clearly convey why your work is important, and why people must […]
Nail Your Art Story: A Case For Putting Artist Statements in Story Format
Art with a story will consistently outsell art with no story. An art-story has three characters: the art, the artist, and the world. But how does that work, and how do we BUILD a story around our art practice?
The Gallery Model is Changing – Here’s How Artists Benefit
Albuquerque-based gallery owner Nancy Zastudil emailed with CHF about the changes contemporary galleries are undergoing. Here, she explains the shifting face of gallery representation, how these changes empower artists, and […]
Five Tips for Pricing Your Work
Pi Luna is a Santa Fe-based financial coach who teaches workshops for creative business owners, and works with artists to figure out the most effective pricing strategies to build their businesses. Here, […]
Ten Tips for Acing Your Next Grant Proposal
It’s the night before the grant application is due and you’re feeling hopeful and confident. You followed the instructions to the letter. You enlisted a colleague to read and critique […]
Cook Better Sales Letters And You’ll Bring More People to the Table
You hear this phrase, “the art of the sales letter” and it sounds like there’s a magic formula, or that it can only be done by a guru. And yet, […]
Marketing ‘Difficult’ Art – CHF Interviews Janet Culbertson
Janet Culbertson is an award-winning eco artist who has been making art for over five decades. In this conversation with Jennifer Orbom, Janet discusses marketing ‘difficult’ art, her business’ evolution, […]
How an Art Institution Can Help You Develop the Business Plan – CHF Interviews Frank Juliano
Frank Juliano is an exceptional storyteller. As Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, his high standards for the garden, exhibited art, and educational programs aim to elevate how visitors experience nature. […]