16 Ways to Demonstrate Your Art Has Value

Sarah Snavely demonstrates how she packs her sculpture – securely and professionally. Image used with permission.

Sometimes we get sloppy and forget that everything we do and say around our work affects how others perceive it. You teach people how to treat you and your art. Make sure you’re sending the right signals. Here are 16 things to consider.

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15 Steps to Take After Completing Your Artwork

Kerry Thompson, Café Friends Nursery

What do you do when you finish an artwork? If you have a hard time remembering all of the steps, here’s a system that you can follow upon completion of each piece.

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Separate Your Business from Your Personal Finances

When you decide to turn your art into a business, separate your financial records. Open a business checking account, order a credit or debit card, keep separate files, and be diligent about tracking your expenses.

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5 Reasons to Title Your Art

Mary Susan Vaughn, Hope Road

Are the titles of your artworks working for you? Do they help people relate to your art? Do they at least cause viewers to stop and think, “Hmmm . . . I wonder what that means”? There are five very good reasons for spending time on your titles.

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Art Marketing Action Podcast: 5 Reasons to Title Your Art

Audio version of the post with the same name. Don’t neglect titling your art. Titles can help people find you, writers write about you, and help you distinguish among your works.

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Conservation of Your Artwork: Intent and Keeping Records

Future generations have no idea what your intent was in making a piece of art. You have to spell it out if it isn’t obvious. If you want your work preserved in a museum one day, make a conservator happy. Keep notes about your working materials, techniques, and intent.

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Deep Thought Thursday: Bookkeeping and Other Sexy Subjects

Do artists need both financial software and inventory software? Or is there a single solution that can do everything? I think you need both, but I’m willing to be proved wrong. Share your thoughts.

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