Brand Story & Marketing

Nina Nicole Abney image

Art As A Verb: Why We Need Art Now

As artists challenge institutions, reflect inconvenient truths, and build communities; the art world is realizing their viability is dependent on artists themselves.

Art and Science Work Best Together for Kristin LeVier

Fusing Two Passions is an Art—And a Science

Kristin LeVier exemplifies being a thriving artist by taking two of her passions and using them both to strengthen each other—and she isn’t the only one.

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

Laying out in carefully-researched detail the part that artists play in today’s economy, CHF data analysis team Daniel DiGriz and Lily Dulberg sat down to talk details on the latest episode of The Thriving ArtistTM podcast.

Say Goodbye to the Fantasy of Being Discovered

Say Goodbye to the Fantasy of Being Discovered

Think you need the approval of industry gatekeepers to have a thriving art career? Think again. Seize control of your art business today and follow your own unique path to success.

White Supremacy in the Art World (and How to Fight It)

White Supremacy in the Art World (and How to Fight It)

White supremacy is affecting many artists’ abilities to compete in the fine arts world. Here’s how we can combat it from the business side.

JOYCE CREIGER

Pairing Art with Buyers—CHF Interviews Joyce Creiger

In this Q&A with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Joyce talks about the changes she’s witnessed over more than four decades in the industry, and describes the process of matching artwork to client.

Empty Professionalism

Professionals Need Not Apply—Originals Only

No one remembers “professionals” built according to the factory model, with its cattle call for generic, processed types. The rest of us want to meet originals.

Donna Nyzio painting by the shore

Determining Where You Belong in the Art Industry—Donna Lee Nyzio

Based in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Donna captures and preserves the maritime history of the eastern seaboard, whose images come alive in her work.

Brand Story Feature

How Your Brand Story Translates to Sales

Do people “like” your art on Instagram but never buy a single one of your pieces? CHF’s Marketing Director Daniel DiGriz pinpoints the weak spots in the sales strategy and …

How Your Brand Story Translates to Sales Read More »

Writing down ideas in notebooks

Writing, Pitching, and Talking from the Middle

Your writing sucks. Your sales pitch is bland. And your speech, presentation, or workshop is underwhelming. Got your attention? My work in all of these categories has suffered the same …

Writing, Pitching, and Talking from the Middle Read More »

Art Storytelling Daniel 2

Move Past Gimmicks to an Authentic Brand Story

How do you develop a story about your artwork, and communicate that story to the public? CHF’s Marketing Director Daniel DiGriz shares storytelling tools that will strengthen your brand and, …

Move Past Gimmicks to an Authentic Brand Story Read More »

John R Math headshot

Effectively Market Your Work Online

John Math is a marketing expert who owns and operates the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, which conducts online art competitions and exhibitions for artists. In this Q&A, …

Effectively Market Your Work Online Read More »

Mightier Marketing screenshot

Dispelling Marketing Myths at ArtExpo New York

At this year’s ArtExpo New York, CHF Marketing and Education Director Daniel DiGriz offered artists straight talk about marketing. In his presentation, which you can view here, Daniel reminds us that …

Dispelling Marketing Myths at ArtExpo New York Read More »

Todd Scalise headshot

Generate Powerful Publicity: A Sistine Chapel Mindset – Todd Scalise

“The tipping point in my business was being able to educate people about why what I’m doing is different.”

Dali free use image

Develop Your Core Brand Story

What does your art say to the public? Do you have a strong message that utilizes story structure to clearly convey why your work is important, and why people must …

Develop Your Core Brand Story Read More »

Artist Storytelling - Image by Stefan Keller

Nail Your Art Story: A Case For Putting Artist Statements in Story Format

Art with a story will consistently outsell art with no story. An art-story has three characters: the art, the artist, and the world. But how does that work, and how do we BUILD a story around our art practice?