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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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AI and Fine Art Business, Part 2 🤖🎨

Hi Reader Last week I wrote a new blog post on the effect of AI on fine art businesses. The post had some great and thoughtful responses via email (people don't really comment anymore). A lot of artists are understandably upset about the mere suggestion that AI might be used anywhere in the creative process. As one reader said, creativity should remain in the hands of humans. See a great video discussion about this on Steven Zapata's YouTube channel. My response to that reader was that I'm...

3 months ago • 1 min read
Cory on The Online Course Guy

Hello Reader Quick update since it’s been a few weeks and I wanted to let you know about a few things I’m excited about. Consider this a shoutout email where I share some cool stuff my friends and colleagues are working on you might be interested in. Some rad art I saw this week: @caseypaintings enamel shark reveal @artloversaustralia posted a new work by their artist @joshualaaampour Gallery owners Nancy & Jarrod had me down to Australia back in 2019 to speak at an event and I got to meet so...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Reader 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. NOTE: if you don’t want to read these emails related to How to Sell Your Art Online 101, click here and we’ll remove you from the series. We’ve been at this long enough to see how...

10 months ago • 1 min read
Instagram story about a webinar

Hi Reader If you caught yesterday's webinar with Artplacer on websites for artists, I hope you got a lot out of it. Our Instagram got blown up with a bunch of stories of people sharing stories about it, so that was fun. When people first subscribe to our email list, they get an auto-response email that asks them what their biggest challenge is when it comes to selling their art. I read them all, and reading those for years led me to creating our Start Here page which links to blog posts that...

10 months ago • 1 min read

Hello NAME UPDATE: the previous version of this email had the wrong link for Maria Brito's podcast episode. We're resending with the correct link here. Lots going on this week! We’re starting the next round of How to Sell Your Art 101 on June 26 (see below). Saw some awesome videos of artists showing off their successes this week, and Tasha Roth really nailed it when she pointed out that any time you put your prices online, someone gets upset, so why not go big and start at $5,000? What does...

10 months ago • 1 min read

Hello NAME Lots going on this week! We’re starting the next round of How to Sell Your Art 101 on June 26 (see below). Saw some awesome videos of artists showing off their successes this week, and Tasha Roth really nailed it when she pointed out that any time you put your prices online, someone gets upset, so why not go big and start at $5,000? What does an Art Advisor do? I sat down and recorded a podcast with Maria Brito to answer that question and got this gem of a quote. “My mission was to...

10 months ago • 1 min read
Promo Graphic for podcast with Gwenn Seemel's art

Hi there Reader, What most artists do when they’re “doing social media” is try to grow their following one person at a time. Reciprocating comments and likes within their artist social circle. That doesn’t work too well - and it can be tedious. 🙄 In one of our discussion groups for TAA students, someone asked how a particular artist accumulated 75,000+ followers on Instagram. Big social media followings rarely happen organically any more. This has been true for years. The algorithms favor...

11 months ago • 2 min read
Promo Graphic for podcast with Gwenn Seemel's art

Hi there Reader, The last 10 days, we’ve been talking a lot about PR and media relations for artists. We’ve covered what a good media kit looks like, how other artists grow their audience without social media, and dug into Eric Jackson’s story about the 100 Shores art project. Check out our latest podcast episode where you can hear him telling his story in his own words here. (BTW - Don’t want to hear more about PR & Media outreach? Click here and we’ll remove you from this series.) The doors...

12 months ago • 2 min read
Promo Graphic for podcast with Gwenn Seemel's art

Hi there Reader, This week we're running a new email series on Media & PR for artists. If you don't want to read this series, click here and we'll remove you. What is a media kit? A media kit is a document you can show to a journalist or blogger that shows them who you are and why you matter to their audience. Sometimes it’s a single, multi-page document. Modern media kits are often a one-page bio with links to images that can be used by media for stories. What makes a good media kit? Your...

12 months ago • 2 min read
Promo Graphic for podcast with Gwenn Seemel's art

Hi there Reader, This week we're running a new email series on Media & PR for artists. If you don't want to read this series, click here and we'll remove you. What are your questions about growing your audience through media & PR opportunities? Hit reply and let me know - I'll respond to you directly and your questions will inform our upcoming series. Media & PR Resources In the meanwhile, here’s a few resources that we’ve published in the past that are relevant to media & PR for artists. We...

12 months ago • 1 min read
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