Art Business Professional

Virtual art fairs are just like the real thing

Procuring in Pajamas: The Advantages of Virtual Art Fairs

Virtualizing art fairs, including SWAIA, are cost-effective, equitable, and set up artists for success into the future.

Networking on a video call from an artist’s home office

Networking in the Virtualizing Art World: How to Adapt in the Best Way Possible

Word of mouth networking is not disappearing entirely, but artists are discovering that they must be able to do it all—virtually and in-person.

Four Ways to Build Your Art-Business During Uncertain Times

Four Ways to Build Your Art-Business During Uncertain Times

You CAN build a thriving art-business during a pandemic, and it might actually be easier to do so with the increased digital resources at this time.

we shall not be moved by robin holder

Black Lives Matter in the Art & Business Worlds

How does economic inequality stemming from systemic racism play out in the arts ecosystem? The kind of entrepreneurial training we do at CHF is part of the solution.

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Build Your Own Future With Or Without The Establishment

“It takes years of putting lots of lines in the water.” Pop artist Ashley Longshore discusses guts, strategy, and other lessons learned as a leading artist-entrepreneur.

Gabriella Market, 2019, courtesy of SWAIA.

Virtual Market, Real Artists, Strong Economic Impact

SWAIA & CHF are working together to showcase hundreds of Native American artists as the Santa Fe Indian Market pivots to virtual this year.

CHF 2019 Annual Report Cover

Unleashing an Economic Powerhouse: CHF’s 2019 Annual Report

CHF’s 2019 Annual Report includes a description of our programs, stats from 2019, and direct commentary by artists on how we moved the needle for them.

Cornelia Carey & Carrie Cleveland CERF+

Lockdown: Artists Double Down on Building Robust Businesses and Self-Help Networks

It’s a timely moment to hear from Cornelia Carey and Carrie Cleveland from CERF+, a leading nonprofit focused on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide.

Changing Seasons by Michael Orwick

An Art World Paradigm Shift—CHF Interviews Dave Geada

Up until now, these technologies have served particular niches or been passed over as curiosities by most us. The pandemic has changed all that.

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Remembering Glenna Goodacre

A supporter of CHF, world-class bronze sculptor Glenna Goodacre passed away from natural causes on Monday, April 13th.

Artists in Residence

Artists in Residence

CHF is keeping pace by increasing our curriculum to meet the demand. Recent articles include Director’s View, Storytelling, and the CARES act.

How To Tell A Better Story and Be A Better Storyteller

How To Tell A Better Story and Be A Better Storyteller

We’re all constantly telling stories, and the choice to get better at it is the choice of whether or not you want to be in control of it.

Rudi by Carrie Cook

Welcome The Executive Fellows of 2020

Please join us in supporting these five artists and wishing them well as they continue to implement their strategies to take their creative projects to the next level. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year.

Graduating Class Accelerator

These Artists Graduated Training But are Entrepreneurs for Life

“It was a total mind-shift this year. There is a market for what I want to do, and I am selling. There are buyers for the subject matter that I want to paint.”

Paula Ensign Painting

Remembering Paula Ensign

“Though shocked and saddened by Paula’s passing, one only has to look at her lighthearted and cheerful paintings to feel joy once again.”

Stargazers, by James Moore

An Artist to Watch: 2019 Fellow James Moore

2019 Accelerator Fellow James Moore has had a particularly great year, with new contracts; he was named a finalist for a public art project in Sunnyvale, CA.