art business

Fine Art Photography: Imaging for output, Three Part Discussion

April 27, 2013

The end result of photography is not as it used to be. In the days of film photography the only way the photographer could view the image was as an actual printed photograph or sit in a darkened room and view a slide show. If the processed photo was excellent the photographer might consider an [...]

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Color Mode: RGB vs CMYK

June 17, 2011

As a giclée printer, I often see confusion about color mode.   For this discussion I will focus on RGB and CMYK, although there are other color modes with different functions and uses. RGB (red, green and blue) refers to the additive or “light” color process.  When these three colors of light are combined; white light [...]

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Have you been counted?

June 1, 2011

Have you signed up to be counted in NEFA’s CultureCount? NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts) is a enormous resource for anyone in the arts in New England.  If you are an artist, run a creative business or represent a cultural nonprofit you should be counted. Click here to find out why you should [...]

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Creative Communities Exchange

May 24, 2011

Last week I had the great opportunity to attend the NEFA’s (New England Foundation for the Arts) Creative Community Exchange in North Adams. This event, hosted by Mass MoCA and Berkshire Creative, focused on how development of creative spaces and creative economies has benefited towns and regions throughout New England. The event was made up [...]

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5 top questions you should ask your giclée printer

April 8, 2011

Finding someone to reproduce your artwork may seem like an easy thing to do.  Google “giclée” and 20 million hits come up.  You might narrow the field down by adding your region (“giclée Western Mass” has only 27,000 hits), but the numbers are still daunting.  Finding the right printer for your artwork is like finding [...]

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Art Festivals

January 4, 2011

  Arts and crafts festivals are one way to market your art or fine art craft. For some artists this is a way of life. For others it is a good way to supplement their art income by doing a few shows each year. It can be a grueling and exhausting, yet for some artists [...]

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Promoting your art

July 15, 2010

It is true that self-promotion is difficult for most people. For artists it seems even more so.  “The facts are without marketing and promotion what you have is a pleasant hobby“.  This is a quote from a blog called Art Print Issues.  Take some time to read and follow the advice from this useful site.

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Minimizing risk when posting to the internet

June 2, 2010

When putting artwork or photographs on the internet, it can become “fair game” to the whole world, despite copyright laws. There are complicated codes that can prevent images from being copied, but these codes are not used on all sites. Social media sites like Facebook or Flickr do not protect your images and what you [...]

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Photoshop CS5 Review

May 8, 2010

Brief Review of Photoshop CS5 Having just opened the box late last night, I can not give a very thorough review yet. But I had to try out some of the new features that have been so well publicized.  I will start with the feature I was most looking forward to, Content Aware Fill. It [...]

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Art ID Blogging

March 25, 2010

Art ID I was recently asked to join the bloggers on Art ID.  I was most honored to be selected as a giclee expert to share my experience and knowledge with fellow artists.  Art ID is an online gallery dedicated to marketing and promoting artists. Unlike many other online sites, Art ID is very actively [...]

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