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Building Confidence, Building Businesses – Q&A with Elizabeth Hulings
CHF’s 2017 Business Accelerator has kicked into high gear, and as we get to know our new class of Fellows better, we are learning more about their experiences in the […]
Artist Q & A: Which digital-marketing approaches and outlets have been most effective for you?
When it comes to digital marketing, the “how” and “what” are changing by the day, but the “why” remains constant: you want to attract an audience, engage with them, and drive them to […]
What IS Visual Art?
This question has been on my mind a lot these days, and it is getting tougher and tougher to answer. Most would agree that painting, sculpture, and drawing are forms […]
Building an Educational Program Around the Way Adults Learn — Daniel DiGriz
In addition to providing digital strategy to businesses and nonprofits, CHF Educational and Marketing Director Daniel DiGriz has nearly 30 years of global instructional experience and holds an M. Ed. […]
Vision and Elbow Grease are the Real Trump Cards
Infrastructure matters—we all know this—but the thing is, it’s not sexy or glamorous. Sure, it’s essential, but it’s not fun. It’s boring and requires money. Repainting the bathroom or tightening […]
Making Art Accessible – CHF Interviews Kathleen Gilrain
Kathleen Gilrain is the executive director and chief curator of Smack Mellon, a nonprofit arts organization in Brooklyn, New York, that supports emerging, under-represented, mid-career, and female artists in the […]
Expert Q & A: How do artists create and cultivate excellent relationships with collectors?
Like successful entrepreneurs in other fields, artists must work to build and maintain a loyal clientele. This involves reaching out to potential buyers and developing relationships with those who’ve already purchased–or shown interest […]
The Successful Artist Works Like a Donkey
As fans of Clark Hulings’ artwork know, donkeys are a recurring subject in my father’s paintings. He loved everything about them. He named the publication arm of his art business […]
Artist Q & A: How do you obtain gallery representation if you’ve never had it before?
As working artists grow their careers, they often struggle to get information on specific business quandaries. At CHF, we gather the most common questions, and canvass those professional artists who are part […]
When Mindsets Shift, Big Things Happen
I am cautiously optimistic! I know that might be surprising to some of you who know me, but I’ve been reviewing submissions for our 2017 Business Accelerator Program, and I […]
CHF Fellows Explore the Impact of Art Fairs in Their New Exhibition
Art fairs play an increasingly pivotal role in the art world. Over the past decade, the number of fairs has quadrupled, from 68 in 2005 to about 270 today, and they drive approximately […]
The Artist’s Winding Path to CEO
The business world was abuzz last month when LinkedIn published a new study on climbing the corporate ladder. The New York Times‘ senior economic correspondent Neil Irwin summed up its key […]
Artist Q&A: How Do I Get Commissions For Public Works?
For our latest artist Q&A, we talked to sculptor Bart Walter, who has created many public works, like the piece he recently unveiled at the airport in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (see photo below). As Bart […]
Don’t Wait to be Saved by a Gallery — CHF Interviews Dannielle Tegeder
CHF 2014 grant recipient Dannielle Tegeder is a painter who also creates large-scale installations, drawings, animations, mobiles, and other sculptural objects. Our funding helped to support Infrastructure, her solo exhibition at […]
Don’t Give It Away
I’ve been a business strategist for more than 25 years, and in that role, I’ve helped many different individuals, companies, and organizations rethink their goals and approaches. Some take easily […]
Artist Q&A: How do you know when to raise prices?
Thriving artists have learned what it takes to succeed economically. That’s why CHF regularly reaches out to a group of well-established visual artists to get their answers to their peers’ most burning questions on […]
Artist Q&A: What if a gallery refuses to work with you if you require a contract?
No one understands the business challenges that artists face better than other artists. That’s why CHF asks established working artists to weigh in on their peers’ most common questions. Their […]
What’s in a Name?
When Shakespeare’s Juliet asks “What’s in a name?”, she’s talking about the battle between two warring families, but the question could easily be directed at the visual art community. What […]
Yes, You Can!
Visual artists face challenge after challenge on the path to economic success. Funding sources are drying up even as upfront expenses (e.g., studio spaces, materials, etc.) are increasing. Art schools […]