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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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Art Show Preparation & Subterranean Blues

Art Show Prep I’ve been working on preparing myself for an art show.  I’m showing at the Deschutes Gallery of the Rogue Valley Manor’s Plaza Building.  This is in Medford, OR.  I will deliver paintings on the end of the month, ready to show!  The works will be on display through the month of July. […]

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Hanging Art Shows: Tips and Plans

Introduction My purpose today is to share some tips and ideas about hanging art shows outside the home or studio.  Planning and preparation are key to an efficient and smooth operation. Recently, I was talking to one of  my sisters about hanging art shows.  My sister has hung art shows in her home, but not […]

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Choosing A Safe Venue to Sell Your Art or Craft Online and Entering Competitions That Respect Your Copyright

By now most artists are preparing for the fair weather art show and festival season, yet many will also be grooming their websites for the occasion and perhaps looking for more places to sell their work online, including art sales websites and competitions. This can be an overwhelming experience due to the sheer number of such venues in existence today, and those with any understanding of the importance of the metadata in their images might question which sites will be faithful to them and which will not.

We have found LinkedIn.com to be a wealth of art resources, and recently we found that LinkedIn member ArtsyShark had published a list of 125 places to sell your art or craft online. With links, and without any endorsements. This fabulous compilation has now been increased to 150 online art marketing websites, and the post’s author has given permission for bloggers and artist

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LinkedIn Groups

For those artists on LinkedIn, you may be interested in this LinkedIn Group, and perhaps in responding to their need for a Group Leader, which was sent to me 10.12.2010:

* Group: Creative Art Consultants * Subject: GROUP LEADER WANTED

if you are exceptionally bright and you stay up late each & every night

if you are exceedingly kind and bothersome emails & questions you don’t mind

if you have a generous heart and above all love LOVE (did I say LOVE) art

a new group leader for creative art consultants is needed PLEASE…. i’m expanding my practice in 2011 in the paradise of the FLORIDA KEYS.

(please email me a letter of interest). this is a powerful business opportunity. i had always hoped creative art consultants would formally form a national association. if you have a vision and a dream for this group, i’d love to hear it.

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Thanks to all who have placed their listings on the Southern Oregon Artists Resource!

Thanks to all who have placed their listings on the Southern Oregon Artists Resource!