Career Blueprint

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.

New Marketplace, Yunnan, China by Mian Situ

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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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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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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Identify 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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