Posts filed under ‘Biz Tips for Artists’

7 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Art Rejected

Starry Night by Van GoghYou uploaded your artwork to your Artist Rising gallery, then a day later, you get a “Sorry, try again” note from the Artist Services staff. “What?!” you holler to your computer, “Why?”

Chances are, your artwork is guilty of at least one of the 7 sins of image submission. Even Vincent Van Gogh would have gotten the “Sorry” note if he sumitted Starry Night with a date stamp plastered on the image (a.k.a. Reason #6 – T.M.I. – Too Much Information).

See our article about the 7 sure-fire ways to get your images rejected, and hopefully, the next time you send in your images, they won’t be bounced back.

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May 9, 2007 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Find a Pro to Photograph Your Artwork

iStockPhoto.com / Anna BryukhanovaTired of fumbling with your digital camera, struggling with the lighting and still getting sub-par results? Reproducing your artwork as fine art prints requires high-quality photographic image files. While many readers get great results going the do-it-yourself route, we recommend getting your paintings, prints or drawings shot by a professional photographer, preferably one that specializes in photographing artwork.

Find out how to find a photographer that will make your artwork look its very best in our latest “how-to” article, Find a Pro to Photograph Your Artwork.

Photographers: Do you shoot artwork for other artists? Drop a line to us at editor@artistrising.com to be included in our upcoming Artist Services Directory.

May 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

7 More Tips for Promoting Your Online Gallery

iStockPhoto.com / Ilya IvanovThanks for your great comments about our “5 ways to drive more traffic to your online gallery” article!  Those 5 tips were just the start — there’s lots more to learn about finessing your gallery to get more traffic via search engines (a.k.a. Search Engine Optimization or SEO) and online networking.

I’ll be posting more articles on this subject soon, but in the meantime, Empty Easel just posted a great article, including 7 MORE ways help art buyers find your online gallery. They include: (more…)

April 30, 2007 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

5 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Online Gallery

iStockPhoto.com / Peter FinnieSo you’ve got your Artist Rising Gallery set up and you’ve uploaded your artwork – now what?

Getting your gallery online is only your first step to selling your artwork – now the real fun begins! Get started by checking out our latest “how-to” article, 5 tips for driving more traffic to your online gallery.

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April 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Money-Saving Tax Tips for Visual Artists

iStockPhoto.com / JLSohioThe taxman cometh, and are you getting all the deductions you deserve? If you make money by selling your artwork (and as a member of Artist Rising, I hope you are), you’re entitled to deduct some of the expenses associated with creating, showing and selling your artwork. Find out more in our first “How-To” article on tax tips for artists.

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April 12, 2007 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment


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