Artists are, for the most part, extremely generous when it comes to helping other artists. I love sharing these experiences so that more people can benefit.
On the Art Biz Podcast I talk with artists who have a dedicated studio practice and a business lesson to share.
If you are not a working artist, you are not the right guest for my podcast.
What business lesson do you have to share?
It must be something you have actually experienced and can speak about with personal knowledge. I'm not interested in ideas you're considering or what you've read might work. I want to hear about your successes and, yes, failures.
What has worked for you?
- Lynn Goldstein shared how she implemented e-commerce on her site and sold 18 original paintings in 3 months.
- Daryl Johnson spent a year cleaning out her life to prepare for a big move and sold a lot of work in the process.
- Sean VanderVliet partnered with local chefs to create signature dinnerware for their tables and has much bigger plans for the future.
- Adele Sypesteyn pulled her art out of all her galleries so she could lower the prices, sell directly to collectors, and keep more money in her pocket. Ali Cavanaugh has a similar story.
What hasn't worked?
Failures are equally interesting (usually even more so), and we tend to learn more from what doesn't work than from successes.
- Where did you waste some money, how did you learn from it and what will you do differently next time?
- Why did no one show up at your open studio and what would you do differently next time?
Do you have a story to share?
I'd love to hear from you! Please submit this form to start the process.