Career Blueprint

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Getting to Emerging Artist Status and Beyond—Bonnie Clearwater

“There are so many platforms now for an artist living in obscure or out-of-the way places to get their work out and be seen.”

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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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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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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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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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Leverage Your Non-Art Expertise for a Career Blueprint—Kristin LeVier

Kristin makes work at the intersection of art and science that connects us to the “extraordinary, strange beauty of the natural world.”

From Dreams to Milestones

Break Down Your Business Goals into Actionable Steps

From dreams to milestones, CHF Education Director Daniel DiGriz helps you work backwards from your big dreams to the specific objectives, milestones, and tasks that will help you achieve them.

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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.

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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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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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Transform Your Art Career at Our Upcoming Florida and Metro DC Conferences

Attention, working artists: Don’t get left behind in a rapidly changing marketplace! Equip yourself to thrive by attending one of CHF’s next Art-Business Conference. First, we’re headed to Fort Lauderdale, […]

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eBay and The Ingredients of a Successful Artrepreneur

  The problem with only telling artist stories is that we look for the trick, like the proverbial man behind the curtain, as in The Wizard of Oz. As long […]

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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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Safety Nets are Dangerous

“If you would be reasonably satisfied doing something else for a living, then do that and paint on the weekends.” —Clark Hulings Primary-Care Perspective When my father was in his […]

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Identifying Pivotal Opportunities for Business Growth – Nadia Fairlamb

“I consider myself a business owner, and my business is art. So I know that I’m running a business, and every artist that I know that’s making money is doing it the same way.”

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Caroll Michels

Caroll Michels is an artist-advocate and the author of the book How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul. The New York Times says […]

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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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Art Lights the Way

Art is pure. It is incandescent—the light with which we find our way through this dirty, often disheartening world. Our job on this planet is to uphold and expand the […]

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The Example of Clark Hulings – Build an Art Career You Love

Clark Hulings wanted to do specific things with his visual art. To succeed, he knew he had to be commercially successful, but that he couldn’t let others determine the shape of his career. It was on him to make his own blueprint for what he wanted.