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  • 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 […]

  • Clean up your Art Studio for Happiness and Efficiency

    Clean up your Art Studio for Happiness and Efficiency

    When the outside world begins to warm up, it’s a great time to open your windows and get some serious cleaning done. Although avoiding creative work by focusing on housework is a cliché, sometimes, you really do need to get some serious cleaning done. Also, having a well-organized and harmonious space can be great for […]

  • Art World Business Tips for the Self-Taught Artist

    Art World Business Tips for the Self-Taught Artist

    There is a common belief that self-taught artists are at a disadvantage when it comes to becoming professionals. We are of the belief that anyone can be successful, and in the end, the most important thing is the work.

  • Writing an Artist’s Statement: Tips and Suggestions

    Writing an Artist’s Statement: Tips and Suggestions

    I purposely did not call this post “how to write an artist’s statement.” That’s because there is no definitive right or wrong way to write an artist’s statement. The main purpose of an artist’s statement is to augment your artistic practice. This could be by offering background information, an explanation of your process, or any other […]

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