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Janice McDonald, Lisa Call, Alyson Stanfield

The Art Biz ep. 144: How We Run Our Art Documentary Group and What We Watch

Lisa Call, Janice McDonald, and I have met 57 times to discuss the art documentaries since the pandemic started. It’s important that we stay connected to the global art world.

In this episode I talk about where you can find art documentaries, how we stay organized, why it's important to diversify our selections, and how our conversations work. I also mention some of my favorite films.

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The Art Biz ep. 143: Proactively Planning Your Art Legacy with Heather K. Powers

Experience forces me to remind you of your mortality. Artist and professional organizer Heather K. Powers wants to normalize death because it's a part of life.

This conversation is especially important for artists, who make things that take up physical space. How do you categorize those things? What kind of records need to be kept? And what, if anything, should be destroyed, reworked, or donated?

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Valerie Lorimer painting

The Art Biz ep. 142: Activate Your Marketing for a Bigger Audience

Marketing is more effective and more enjoyable when you make more personal connections rather than relying on posts and broadcasts. When you interact 1-on-1, whether it's in person or digitally.

I call this activating your marketing. I have suggestions for how to do this when using social media, searching for venues for showing and selling, getting the most from exhibitions, and more.

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Elaine Grogan Luttrull

The Art Biz ep. 141: Worrying About the Economy with Elaine Luttrull

Raise your money IQ when you listen to this lesson in economics, and how your art business is affected by the larger economy.

Elaine and I define and discuss inflation, recession, the Consumer Price Index, and Gross Domestic Product. We talk about your revenue mix, why selling lower-priced items might not be the way to go right now, bundling, and raising rates and prices.

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Barbara Muir painting

Working Through Grief and Returning to the Studio

The direct result of losing someone or something you love is profound grief. And that hollow, meaningless feeling that accompanies loss does not lead to art.

Yet we know art is the answer.

Here are eleven ideas that helped guest blogger Barbara Muir work through her grief. Perhaps they might help you feel your way back to your studio.

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