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Donna Lee Nyzio

Tighten Your Sales Strategy, Then Refuse to Compromise—Donna Lee Nyzio

“When you decide what you want to do, you become more intentional about what you choose to do.”

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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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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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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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Counting Down to Our Florida Art-Business Conference – February 1 & 2

Attention, Florida-area artists: Equip yourself to thrive at our upcoming Art-Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Develop tangible business goals, come up with a plan for achieving them, and connect with your […]

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Hear Ye, Florida-area Artists: Don’t Miss This Opportunity

On February 1st – 2nd, we’re bringing our Art-Business Conference to Fort Lauderdale. This is your chance to get out of the studio, meet other working artists, and learn how to […]

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All Roads Lead Artists to Our Nation’s Capital This March

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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Head South to Florida This Winter For Our Next Art-Business Conference

Don’t miss the boat! If you’re a professional working artist, this is your opportunity to conquer the rapidly changing marketplace, and equip yourself to thrive by attending CHF’s Ft. Lauderdale […]

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Metro Washington DC Artists: Transform Your Art Career at This Pivotal Learning Event

Build your action plan, nail your brand story, and multiply your revenue streams. These are just a few of the topics we’ll be covering at our metro DC Art-Business Conference, […]

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Our Digital Portal Features an Online Learning Community

What if there were a central, comprehensive art-industry resource that you could access 24/7 from anywhere in the world? And what if that resource instantly connected you to a community […]

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Save Big at CHF From Black Friday Through Giving Tuesday

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, CHF is giving back to visual artists all holiday weekend long. Use our coupon code GIVE25 now to get a 25% discount on all of our […]

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CHF Leaders Speak in Miami on the Business of Art

Attention, figurative painters: Mark your calendars for the 2018 Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE), which takes place from November 7th – 10th in Miami, Florida. This immersive four-day event […]

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How The Art Industry Pits Itself Against Artists

Following a portfolio review, a gallerist told the artist who goes by the Instagram handle Wait What Show that “darn,” despite loving her paintings, “I don’t represent young women because they’re […]

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Our Accelerator Call Has Ended, But Our Digital Learning Portal Awaits You

Thank you to all of the visual artists who applied for our 2019 Art-Business Accelerator Fellowships. We will be naming our new Fellows in November 2018, and the 2019 program […]

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In Dallas: Another Successful CHF Art-Business Summit

We thank the Dallas arts community for making CHF’s latest Art-Business Summit a huge success. From the kickoff Art-Business Congress at Turner House on Friday, September 7th, to the weekend-long workshops at […]

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What Media Resource Has Helped Your Business?

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to improve your business, which can make it hard to know where to look for impactful content. In a recent CHF […]

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Alex Mathers

Alex Mathers is a writer and illustrator who captured our attention with his writing on how to increase value in the creative marketplace, and what success means for artists. The […]

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Find the Best Representation for Your Art – Stephanie Birdsall

“I see a lack of confidence standing in people’s way, they don’t trust what they’re thinking, they don’t trust what they’re painting, and as soon as they get a little confident I see a huge change.”

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Jodi Bee

I pay attention and am trying to learn more about the business side of things—by knowing my numbers, testing my choices and decisions, and tracking the results.

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Kristin LeVier

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? In Glendora, a suburb of Los Angeles. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? I’ve wanted to […]

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Bethany Taylor

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Nashville, Tennessee, a.k.a. The Music City. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? As a small child, […]

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Juliana Coles

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I am a Midwesterner at heart—born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. The house I grew up in was within walking distance of […]

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Kristen Brown

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? I don’t recall one particular moment, […]

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Paula Ensign

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I was born near Los Angeles. When I was eight, my family moved across the country to a small town in Western […]