The Abundant Artist: How to Sell Your Art

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Published 10 months ago • 1 min read


In his book Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains that some systems become more resilient and work better as they experience stress and chaos. Certain kinds of artmaking tends to behave in an antifragile manner. When randomness and chaos is introduced into the process, the art thrives and just works.

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We’ve been at this long enough to see how artists build and thrive over time. I’m on several group chats with a bunch of artists and I get to hear their best and worst stories. Just yesterday I had an hour long call with a coaching client where we talked about how far she’s come and how much she’s accomplished.

Since it’s the weekend I wanted to share a little inspiration. If you’ve never checked out our Success Stories section on the blog, it’s a great read. Here’s a few of my favorites.

Chelsea Lang’s take on her wildly improbable goals and building a successful studio and teaching practice.

Sarah Guthrie went from selling $500 pieces to $5,000 pieces in just a few years after finishing her MFA.

Eric Jackson’s story about his success with media and PR.

Anita Nowinska’s success selling traditional florals through interior designers.

Sara O’Connor’s transition from a career as a lawyer to professional painter.

Each of these artists spent several years grinding to get to where they are now, and each of them are making a living from their work. Have fun reading this weekend, and consider joining How to Sell Your Art Online 101. We start June 26.



PS. Almost every single artist in our Success Stories section has been through our How to Sell Your Art 101 program. We’d love to have you in class and then feature you in an email like this in the future. :)

The Abundant Artist: How to Sell Your Art

by Cory Huff

I've been helping artists learn how to sell their art since 2009. Join our email list for tips on selling fine art, email, social media, and marketing strategy.

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