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Tighten Your Sales Strategy and Refuse to Compromise

Recently-graduated CHF Art-Business Accelerator Fellow Donna Lee Nyzio might paint coastal themes, but she isn’t going to coast through as a painter without a plan. In this episode of The […]

Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Cultur

Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Culture

CEO thinking—and being an artist-CEO in particular—requires extending ourselves, growing into it, moving up from our inner VP, which was probably an upgrade from our inner manager and inner shift supervisor.

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Determining Where You Belong in the Art Industry—Donna Lee Nyzio

Based in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Donna captures and preserves the maritime history of the eastern seaboard, whose images come alive in her work.

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The #1 Reason Artists Should Visit the DC Area This Month

Mid-March in our nation’s capital can only mean one thing for artist-entrepreneurs: CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference! (Okay, sure, there are beautiful cherry blossoms as well, but when was the last […]

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Boosting Artists, Our Non-Obsolete Workforce

Whether you work as a city planner or a nurse or a school administrator, environments that feed your spirit help you work smarter, better, and more efficiently.

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The Truth and BS About Outsourcing Large Chunks of Your Business

Being real about what we can outsource requires us to acknowledge that there’s no escape from doing the work. You can’t outsource a business; you can only outsource FROM a business.

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CHF Gets South Florida Talking Art Business

These amazing women led a spirited discussion that covered a lot of ground, including how to find public art and grant opportunities; getting involved with south Florida’s local gallery scene; and making art fairs work for you.

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Comrades in Art—Accelerator Fellows Stick Together

Again and again, our Fellows cite their relationships with each other as a highlight of the program. Become a member of our Digital Learning Portal and start finding your tribe today.

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Making Budgets Exciting—Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Financial management is exciting. Yes, we mean it. At first glance, you may not associate exhilaration with the process of generating a budget, monitoring expenses, tracking invoices, and planning your […]

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Grow Your Art Business Through Collaboration—Blake Conroy

Artist Blake Conroy captures the complexity and uniqueness of our natural world. In this interview, Blake explains how his art business has been boosted through his collaborations with other artists.

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Join Us Live Online for a Virtual Town Hall

We’re doing another Thriving Art Exchange, and this time, it’s a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, April 1st at 4:00 PM (Eastern). Although it’s especially for the South Florida art […]

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An Inspiring Weekend of Art-Business Learning in Florida

Thank you, Broward County, for co-hosting CHF’s latest Art-Business Conference, and to our event sponsor Wells Fargo. We’re also grateful to the artists who traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for what proved […]

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Congratulations to our 2018 Accelerator Fellows!

For two years, we’ve worked closely with the 12 talented visual artists in our Art-Business Accelerator. Through monthly workshops, labs, small-group meetings, and one-on-one customized support, we’ve pushed our senior-level […]

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CHF Selects the Newest Class of Accelerator Fellows

After poring over all of the applications, we are thrilled to name the 16 visual artists who will be joining our 2019 Art-Business Accelerator program in January. It was extremely […]

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Connecting Florida’s Art Community—Rickie Leiter

Rickie’s free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips, upcoming art events, and calls to artists and artisans for both juried and non-juried shows.

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We’ve Built a Learning Community for Artist-Entrepreneurs

If you’re still going it alone and digging through a mish-mash of help videos and course-selling sites, you can stop that now. Artists now have a place to acquire essential entrepreneurial skills AND connect with other artists.

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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!

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CHF Announces 16 Artist Fellows 2019 Art-Business Accelerator

“This year’s group of applicants was very diverse, in terms of medium, style, genre, stage of career, business model, interests, background, and location. It was a really broad, fascinating group, which made for a competitive and exciting selection process,” said Elizabeth Hulings, CHF’s director.

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Calling Artist-Entrepreneurs to Our Nation’s Capital

If you’re a visual artist in the mid-Atlantic US, drive your art career forward at CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference, March 23rd -24th at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, […]

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The Thriving Artist™ Podcast is a Portable Business Education

Strike up the band. Let there be dancing. We just passed 60K, and the cake won’t hold all the candles!

New Marketplace, Yunnan, China by Mian Situ

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.

Dean Mitchell

Dean Mitchell

Dean Mitchell is a nationally recognized painter of figures, landscapes, and still lifes, and his work often depicts themes from his Florida upbringing.

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The CHF “Road Show”: Coming to a City Near You

Everything CHF stands for can be understood from what we’re doing on the ground in locations all over the US.

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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.