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Why Are You Here—And What Are You Doing About It?

Artists Matter. They are the living, breathing human beings with the talent, skill, and guts to go beyond dreaming, start creating, and make everything possible.

How to Support Artists and Art Organizations During The Holidays

Why miss out on an opportunity? Here are ways to Support Artists and Art Organizations During Holidays.

Virtual & Analog Art

We can have one foot in the world of visceral taste and touch and another foot in the digital world without having to split ourselves in half.

Giving Tuesday: Live Here, Give Here

In the Season of Giving, Tuesday November 30th is a pivotal day to impact your community.

Happy Birthday, Clark Hulings!

Hulings’ recognition that there is no “other,” and his ability to pull us into a scene, are just as relevant today as they were in the 1950s.

Dean Mitchell, A Living Legacy. Realism & Beyond.

Watch a fascinating conversation about Hulings and his influence on 20th-century realists with painter and CHF Board Member Dean Mitchell.

In Memory of Stephen Zimmerman

Stephen Zimmerman was a friend of Clark, Mary, and Elizabeth Hulings, and a powerful and tireless advocate for Hulings’ legacy.

25K Challenge: The Goldstein Fundraiser—Solidarity in Action.

On Oct 24th, 2021 friends of CHF raised an additional 7k and more toward completing the Goldstein Challenge Grant.

Best of Visual Art Podcasts: The Thriving Artist™ Podcast

CHF has diverse programming but one of its most noted assets for accessible art-business learning is The Thriving Artist™ Podcast.

Horrifying Artist About Pages (Just in Time for Halloween)

To wake the artist from the dead of tedious facts that tell us nothing about his or her art, I suggest weaving in a bit of story.

Another Way to Be Creative: Everett Kohl on Digital Ownership, Art & Memorabilia

NFTs are a whole new medium to explore. There are lots of people looking to invest in artists who are in this NFT space. The chance to get your name out there and develop a fan base is huge.

25K: Rise to the Challenge: Support CHF Today.

Advisory Board Member Susan Goldstein and her husband, Steven J. Goldstein are leading $25,000 Challenge Grant for CHF.

In the News

Roundup of Art-Business Insights

Art Powers the US Economy

As detailed in this ArtNet piece, a study by the National Endowment for the Arts study shows that the arts contribute a staggering amount to our overall economy---four times more than agricultural sector---and that this growth is even impacting rural communities around the US.

Don’t Be Afraid to Embrace Branding

This New York Times review of the upcoming Frida Kahlo show at the Brooklyn Museum details how the famed Mexican artist lived her brand, consciously shaping her public image to match the messages in her artwork.

Going Around the Gatekeepers to Help Others

Despite her awards and proven sales record, black artist Tiffany Latrice found herself shut out of many art-world opportunities, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. As reported on Huffington Post, she built a support system for herself and other black women artists.

Democratizing Art and Art Criticism

Descending into a NYC subway station with a replica of Michelangelo’s David, art critic Jerry Saltz invites commuters to share their thoughts on the famed sculpture. The responses are more than just humorous---they’re a powerful reminder that art belongs to all of us.

Saltz’s “Rules” for Living a Creative Life

Jerry Saltz, New York magazine’s eminently quotable Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic, offers a great deal of sage (and often amusing advice) for all stages of a visual artist’s career, though we’ll vehemently disagree with his suggestion that they learn to accept poverty.

The Effectiveness of Different Learning Styles

Daniel T. Willingham’s op-ed fans the ongoing debate over different modes of learning and the best formats for specific material. Meanwhile, CHF continues providing learning opportunities in as many formats and styles as possible so that artists can get what they need, no matter what.

Fine Arts Programs Are Failing Their Students

As reported on Artsy.net, a troubling new Bankrate study found that high school dropouts are more employable than students who graduate with fine arts degrees, and those who do manage to secure jobs are averaging lower incomes than students from other degree programs.

Making Sure All Artists Get Counted

This Hyperallergic piece makes an urgent plea for additional research on the challenges facing female artists of color--not because we don’t know that they’re vastly underrepresented but because we won’t combat these disparities effectively until we fully understand the scope of the problem.

The Fine Art of Crafting the Artist Bio

Writing an artist bio seems straight-forward enough, but this Artsy piece tells us that it’s not as easy as one would think. Offering a list of tips, best practices, and what to avoid, it’s all about how best to engage an audience.

An Artist Who’s Forged His Own Unique Path to Success

This fascinating New Yorker profile on Alex Katz reveals an artist who’s built a career out of defying the labels that others have tried to attach to his work. Neither fully a realist nor a Pop artist, Katz has always followed his own muse.

Artists and Equity: A Bigger Piece of the Pie

What would it look like if artists retained a stake in their early work? New research presented in Artsy examines a fractional-ownership model, which offers artists a way to achieve that aim, according to Amy Whitaker, lead researcher on the study and friend of CHF.

Art Buyers & Sellers: Do You Know Who You’re Dealing With?

In an unregulated market, you must always do your due diligence. This Bloomberg article is a cautionary tale of what could happen if you don’t. To avoid becoming a fraud victim, know your middlemen and business partners, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Survey Says: Many Artists Struggle to Survive Financially

A survey of 1,016 visual artists confirms what CHF already knows---that many artists are struggling to stay afloat. But the results, summarized on ArtNet, also point to some of the solutions: diversify your income streams and take a hands-on approach to growing your art business.

Ten Out of 11 Ain’t Bad

In this ArtNet piece, renowned critic Jerry Saltz offers artists 11 bits of advice, most of it sound, though we strongly beg to differ on point number five. The only artists who are destined for poverty are the ones who don’t learn how to manage their businesses.

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