Never Forget: Reminders for Your Art Business

Every year I mark Memorial Day with reminders for your art business on this blog. Here is this year’s batch.

Judith Peck, Veiled Identity

© Judith Peck, Veiled Identity. From the Original Positions series. Oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches. Courtesy Meyer Metro Gallery. Used with permission.

Remember that a consistent studio practice is the foundation for any art career. Without the art, you are not an artist and have nothing to promote. It’s all about the art.

Remember to establish trusted systems. Your success will be the result of the habits and routines you put in place for your studio and marketing time. Without systems, you are without direction. This marketing habit is our focus in Art Biz Bootcamp.

Remember to get your art out of the studio and in front of people. Exhibiting brings new layers of meaning and helps you become a stronger advocate for your art.

Remember to listen. Listening to what people are saying about your art will help you craft better responses and become proactive about the way you present your art.

Remember your manners. It’s too easy to send a terse email without a signature. And it’s inconsiderate to overlook that thank-you note because you’re “too busy.” Show your professionalism by expressing abundant appreciation and gratitude. Slow down and get it right.

Remember to challenge yourself. If it’s too easy, it’s probably not worth pursuing. You grow with each challenge, whether it’s in the studio or when you take your art into the world.

Remember to persevere. Your successful art career won’t be built in months, but will take years. Prepare yourself for the long haul.

Remember that you can’t do it all. You can only take one step at a time. Don’t punish yourself for something you should have done a long time ago. Just look forward and know you’re doing the best you can.

What do you need to be reminded of?

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