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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Design Thinking Needed in Collaborative Workplace (from The pARTnership Movement)

Fostering and managing innovation is a continuous challenge for businesses. To meet this challenge it is critical to build a workplace culture that supports failure as an inevitability on the path to innovation. Artists and designers are taught that their best work is a result of these failures and progress can be made by revisiting […]

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STEM to STEAM: Finding a Seat at the ‘Cool Kids’ Table

STEM is like the most popular kid in school these days. Everyone wants to sit at the same lunch table and share Doritos. Fortunately for the arts community, we have a powerful resource as the national conversation transforms from STEM to STEAM: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced the formation of […]

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Do Business Executives Believe Artistic Pursuits Add Value to Their Work? (from The pARTnership Movement)

Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class is now 11 years old, and the notion that left-brained corporate types can benefit from right-brained creative types is acknowledged as gospel. Although Florida’s work has resulted in blue-chip value for “creative thinkers,” there is no empirical evidence to show whether business executives claim any workplace value […]

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VARA and the Rights and Responsibilities of Oregon Artists and Galleries

Checking in at LinkedIn the other day, we found an interesting discussion with information to clarify the rights and responsibilities of galleries to artists and vice versa. An artist presented this question:

I recently requested my former gallery give me the list of clients who’ve purchased my work. While the owner said he will comply with the law, he understood the law to be that he simply has to tell me the name and the city that the person is from. I told him I would be back to him with the specifics of the law. can anyone tell me the name, or legal code the law if known by, as well as the specifics of the law?

Also, how does the artist know that the gallery doesn’t just give him the names of the gallery owner cousins and friends in an effort to keep the artist from bothering them

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MFAs Instead of MBAs: Artists in the Business World (from The pARTnership Movement)

So, an artist walks into an office… I know, it sounds like the start of a bad joke. But many artists start their careers or support themselves by taking “day jobs.” Andy Warhol worked in advertising. Modest Mussorgsky was a civil servant. Franz Kafka investigated personal injury cases for an insurance company. But is an […]

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10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2012 (from Arts Watch)

Almost one year ago, I posted The Top Ten Reasons to Support the Arts in response to a business leader who wanted to make a compelling case for government and corporate contributions to the arts. Being a busy guy, he didn’t want a lot to read: “Keep it to one page, please.” With the arts […]

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The Subversive Tack: Arts + Economy

Thinking about the economy can be rather depressing. For many people, it can seem like a volatile god: a mysterious force that affects everything and we mere mortals have no control over its whims. Let’s start with a basic idea of what I mean when I write about “the economy.” Economic analysis is often an […]

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Corporate Giving is an Investment in the Community (from The pARTnership Movement)

The new pARTnership Movement has really resonated with the Cultural Alliance of York County (PA). Though we solicit individuals now, we started, and mostly still are, a corporate campaign for the arts. Annually we raise $1.2 million dollars. More than 300 companies make that happen by contributing to a campaign for arts, history, and culture. […]

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Are You the Monet of Marketing? (from The pARTnership Movement)

Business leaders are faced with many decisions. They are responsible for a staff, various departments, as well as decisions that affect the company and ultimately their own livelihoods. Within these decisions lies a leader’s ability to think outside of the box. Business leaders around the country are being forced to think differently as a way […]

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