Art | MarketingThe more you paint the more you see, the more you see, the better you paint... and the better you paint, the more you see...
See how that works? Since I've been painting a lot, I guess it's safe to say I'm getting more and more comfortable with "Art".
Still not so comfortable with "Marketing."
But I'm sticking my toe in the water again by taking the advice of Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach (or, as I think of her: professional-and-kindly-Art Marketing butt-kicker), I'm getting braver about marketing and adding a new effort to the business side of my artWORK each month. Last month I exhibited in three new venues! Thank you for the advice and nudge, Alyson!
This month I've entered the Bold Brush Painting Contest by Fine Art Studio Online, hoping for some positive recognition. Validation is a wonderful thing and it's good for the resumé too! An Artist/Judge will determine the winners of Bold Brush but there is also a "popular entries section" that reflects how many have clicked the link on Facebook that connects with my entry. All those clicks add a level of validation too.
Right now my painting "Plum Jam Kettle" is #13 out of more than 500 paintings. Pretty exciting, but:
...this is October
...the deadline is Halloween (drop DEAD date!?!)
...my number is 13
Do me a favor. If you haven't already clicked through, please go to my Facebook page, scroll to the status update shown above and click on the link. You have to click through, not just "like" the status entry for your like to count and move me out of the danger zone!
'Cause, I'd really like to NOT be #13 on a Halloween DEADline. Ever. Thanks!
PS - If you're an artist or entrepreneur with an aversion to self-promotion, check out Alyson Stanfield's awesome marketing advice here and get a knowledgeable nudge along with support to move forward.