Tag: art as profession

Artexpo New York 2016

This week I am once again showing my art at Artexpo New York. Unlike previous years where I had my own booth, this year I am a part…

learn the craft of selling your art

The incomparable Ze Frank just put up a video talking about living the creative life. Go, watch it. Wisdom is contained within. A lot of the “secret” behind…

See me at Artexpo New York

Once again, I am busily preparing to show my art at Artexpo New York. It will be at Pier 92 from March 21-24, and I hope you’ll come…

so, was it worth doing artexpo 2012?

Artexpo New York is over for the year, so once again it’s time for me to think aloud about my experiences. I do this mainly to help myself…

Preparing for Artexpo once again

Artexpo New York is less than a week a way, and once again I will be showing my art there. If you are attending the show, please drop…

introducing two new galleries

I’d like to introduce you to two galleries that now carry my artwork: Beeseye Fine Art in London and Gallery Veronique in Cincinnati. I met them both at…

So, was it worth doing Artexpo?

Artexpo took place over a month ago, and I feel like I am finally able to come up for air. It was such a busy, crazy experience! The…

Artexpo is over!

Whew, Artexpo New York was a huge success. Everything I could have hoped for. After granting myself one morning off to recover a little, I am crazy busy…

my art is framed and ready to go

Yesterday I made the 1+ hour drive down to French Canvas to pick up my canvases, all framed and wired and ready for my booth at Artexpo. It’s…

preparing for Artexpo

Artexpo NYC is just a month away, and I am crazy-busy getting ready for it. This is my first big tradeshow, and it is amazing what a logistical…

Storm Front, an abstraction of a catcus

Right now I’m preparing my photographs for my booth at this year’s ArtExpo. This week, when I haven’t been interrupted by snow days, I’ve been working on Storm…

See me at ArtExpo NYC

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to exhibit my art at the prestigious Artexpo New York next March. This was a big decision, since attending this fairs…

getting ready for my artist in residence

Next week I’ll be heading off to Tucson, to be part of the Miraval Resort’s artist-in-residence program. The past few weeks have been a scramble, a rush of…

Twitter and artists, part 2

Last year, I took a look at Twitter to see if it might work as a marketing tool for my art. And after playing with it for a…

Surviving as an artist in a bad economy

Sigh. Money sucks. Well, no, money is fine, just dandy in fact. It’s worrying about money that sucks. When I made the decision to become a self-employed artist,…

busy busy busy

Because half of my business is related to weddings, the winter months are usually my slow period. It’s the time of year when all the busy work grinds…

Accepted into Artful Home

Hey, some good news to start off the new year. My photography has been accepted into Artful Home (née The Guild). Artful Home is a high-end gallery, with…

Twitter and artists

As Twitter gains popularity, there have been suggestions that artists should embrace it as a way of promoting themselves. But I’ve decided that it doesn’t make sense for…

finding your true fans

Kevin Kelly’s article 1000 True Fans has been buzzing around the internet these past couple days. In it, he describes how he believes how “anyone producing works of…

Artists need blogs!

By now, all artists have heard the advice that to be successful, we need to have a blog. It’s now a classic bit of advice that get handed…

Good financial advice for artists

John Scalzi, writer and blogger extraordinaire, posted some excellent financial advice geared towards new writers. So often people who give business advice artists come across as condescending or…

finding a market for art

Seth Godin and I seem to be on the same wavelength: his post today on pricing models is eerily similar to notes I scribbled down yesterday on potential…

Let me be your artist in residence

If you are a nature-focused organization looking for its own artist in residence, I’d like to offer my services. My fine art photography explores our relationship to the…

on buying art

One of the challenges of being an artist is trying to convince people to actually buy your art. There are a tons of art fans out there, but…

The gallery myth

There’s a popular idea that for an artist to be a “success” they need to be in a gallery, especially one in New York City. I get bit…

New Year’s Resolution

My new year’s resolution is a simple one this year: to not base my sense of success on benchmarks established by other people. There are a lot of…

Make a living from making art

When I quit my job to focus on my art full-time, I had a hard time finding any advice. Most people thought making a living from your art…