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  • Art Market Value Info for Photo Editions and Print Editions

    Art Market Value Info for Photo Editions and Print Editions

    When considering prices of artwork and art market value, how do photo editions and print editions factor in? If you’re an artist wondering how to price your art, you might also wonder how editions should affect your pricing. Additionally, how many photo editions should be in a set? Below is an overview of the most […]

  • How to Write a Press Release for your Art Exhibition

    How to Write a Press Release for your Art Exhibition

    You have an art exhibition coming up. Great! Depending on the venue, the staff might take care of the press release for you. Excellent! But, if you find yourself in an exhibition with no promotional machine at work already, you need to make sure that your show gets the attention it deserves. Here is detailed […]

  • How to Email your Artwork

    How to Email your Artwork

    The days of lugging a large portfolio are all but gone. Though some meetings might still require a physical portfolio, much art world business including image presentation is initiated over email. The reasons are obvious: it’s non-cumbersome, convenient, and free. Artists email their artwork to introduce work to a prospective gallery, to send a price […]

  • How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition

    How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition

    Once you’ve hung artwork for an exhibition, how are you going to pass on the details of the works to visitors? There are several different options for labeling your work in this setting, though each should let visitors know: The artist’s name The title of the work The medium of the work The size of […]

  • Varnishing Paintings: Why, and How?

    Varnishing Paintings: Why, and How?

    Is there any one art material that causes painters more grief than varnish? Varnishing oil and acrylic paintings is at best a tricky and often misunderstood process. This is because many artists consider it the final and permanent step to painting, which could alter the final result of the work if not done properly. In […]

  • How to Ship Unframed Paper Artwork

    How to Ship Unframed Paper Artwork

    Just like artworks in other media, shipping unframed paper artwork comes with its own unique challenges and considerations. This article was written with a “do-it-yourself” agenda, endeavouring to offer tips for those who would prefer to do it themselves rather than hire professionals. However, remember: when in doubt, call a professional! (A few professional art […]

  • How to Wrap and Ship Paintings on Canvas or Panel

    How to Wrap and Ship Paintings on Canvas or Panel

    Whether you are shipping your own artwork, or artwork that you own, you want to make sure it is packed safely. Below are suggestions, options, and materials for wrapping paintings on canvas or panel. This article focuses on a “do-it-yourself” approach, offering tips for those who would prefer to do it themselves rather than hire […]

  • How to Wrap and Ship Framed Artworks

    How to Wrap and Ship Framed Artworks

    Wrapping artwork for shipping is an essential skill for artists who sell or exhibit their work non-locally. Since artwork is literally “out of your hands” once you send it, the best thing you can do is prepare it properly to protect it from any potential environmental or handling trauma. Below are suggestions, options, and materials […]

  • Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What to Send

    Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What to Send

    So, you’ve decided that you want to submit your artwork to a gallery. Fantastic! Although it can seem like a daunting task, creating a professional and complete submission to send to galleries is a huge step in getting your artwork “out there” and progressing your artistic career. Here are some tips for art gallery submissions. […]

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