14Sep
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Choosing the Right Gallery

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So you’re producing consistent artwork, had some juried or group shows, and are ready to approach a gallery for representation. How do you find one that’s right for you? More to the point, how do you find a gallery you are right for? Choosing (and being chosen by) a gallery is a significant step in […]
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21Apr
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6 Portfolio Do’s & Dont’s

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver What makes a portfolio stand out? What are the best practices and pitfalls to avoid when showcasing work? Here are a few tips to consider when applying for a new opportunity.   DO: Put your best piece first Consider the order of your work to craft the narrative you […]
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24Mar
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You Don’t Have to be a Starving Artist

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Further reading: Puttylike.com: Starving Artist Meet Web Psychcentral.com: Scrapping the Starving Artist Mythology Youtube.com: Fear and Permission with Chris Guillebeau (TEDxCMU 2010)   Join us to grow. Join us to share. Lend your voice to the conversation.     “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen […]
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21Jan
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5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice

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  5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver It’s that time of year when we reflect on how we spend our time, consider what we could have done differently and determine where we want to be next year. Often, this process results in static resolutions instead of dynamic intentions. We […]
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16Dec
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5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork

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 5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork  Pricing your artwork is never easy, even if you ignore the tension between the creative process and the idea of your art as an object-for-sale. However, balancing this tension and pricing your work must be done if you intend to sell your art. Even if you are represented by […]
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01Nov
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SEO For Artists

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SEO For Artists Search Engine Optimization and Why You Should Care   We all understand that our websites can be powerful tools for connecting to new audiences for our art. In theory, the equation is simple: bigger audience = more chances to build a follower/collector base, larger collector base = more sales, more sales = […]
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26Oct
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Is Talking About Your Art Painful?

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Is Talking About Your Art Painful? Strategies for Artists to Communicate Intent     In a previous post we discussed the idea that artists and viewers are connected in an informal collaboration which completes the interactive experience which we call “art”. This addresses the idea that no matter the artist’s intention, every viewer will bring […]
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24Oct
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The Space Between

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The Space Between The Emotional Collaboration Between Artist and Audience. “The artwork that is meaningful and truly speaks to us — and thereby has value — is the artwork that connects with us on a deeper level than like and dislike. It connects with us because somehow it explains, clarifies, illuminates, sympathetically vibrates with, or […]
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12Oct
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Signed, Dry and Ready to Hang

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Signed, Dry and Ready to Hang Is Your Artwork Gallery Ready? Though this phrase was originally aimed at painters, the idea holds true across all art forms. It may seem like a small consideration, but the way your work arrives to a gallery is often a key consideration in whether they will choose to work […]
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