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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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Figurative Art Convention and Expo

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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Deepblue by Alex Mathers

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.”

Jodi Bee by John Lucas

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 …

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Calvin Lai

Calvin Lai

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? La Canada, California, near Pasadena, in the Los Angeles area. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? …

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Donna Lee Nyzio

Donna Lee Nyzio

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I was born in Rhode Island, but I grew up in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, a small town near the coast, between Providence and …

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