Celebrating My 10 Year Anniversary

Ten years ago today I sent out my first newsletter. It’s been going out every week since then. Today I quietly celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Art Biz Coach. Thank you for being here with me.

Tax-deductible Crowdsourced Funding through Artspire

Launched last fall by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Artspire.org is a new community website that empowers individual artists and organizations anywhere in the country to support their work with tax-deductible contributions while building entrepreneurship and creating a robust social network of supporters.

10 Things to Know Before You Throw Your Hat in the Art Licensing Arena


So you’ve heard about art licensing and think it sounds amazing! You can create art and have several people pay you for the rights to use it. ou don’t have to do any of the marketing, selling or credit card processing. Heck, you’ve heard about people who make millions doing it so why shouldn’t you? Well… it’s not that easy.

19 Art Documentaries You Shouldn't Miss

19 Art Documentaries Not to be Missed

With so many good documentaries about art available, it’s time to update my list. Add them to your queue, watch them online when you can, or find clips on YouTube. These are too good to miss.

You Are in Charge

Never blame anyone for your perceived failures. When you assume control, you bask in your successes – knowing that they were hard-earned. Likewise, you must also accept responsibility when things go wrong.

Book vs. Class vs. Membership vs. Coaching

I’m often asked by artists which Art Biz Coach resources might be best for them. The thread that holds my material together is the emphasis on action. But the book, the classes, the membership program, and my consulting are all very different. Think about what YOU need most.

Elite 21 Art Biz Blog Posts from 2011

According to my unscientific method of discerning the best of the Art Biz Blog from the past year, these posts rose to the top of the crop of 219 posts to date.

Twitter Tweekly from @abstanfield

Blurb launches new e-book productions, Robert Genn talks artist co-ops, tax changes are in store for 2012, and Francis Bacon & JAM Whistler impart wisdom.

9 Things You May Not Know About The Art Biz Blog

Even if you visit the Art Biz Blog weekly, you may not know that there is an archive of podcasts and newsletters here or that you can subscribe via email. Read about what else is available to you.

Is the gallery system weak? < Deep Thought Thursday

The Art Newspaper recently reported that the gallery system is structurally weak. How are your galleries doing?