Top Art Career Tips & Articles

Pursue your dream and learn how to sell your art with tips from our experts. If you want to take your hobby to the next level you must learn how to market through social media,
generate referrals
, build relationships with galleries and, apply for art grants. Becoming a professional artist or entering an artistic job can be exciting & challenging, so learn how to navigate the legal, technical and social elements with our art career columns and articles.

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Create an Outstanding Art Portfolio

This article was excerpted from the 2017 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market. Original article written by Luke McLaughlin. Less Is More The first and most important rule of a great portfolio is to use as few images as possible to show the best work you can do. A common mistake beginners make is putting...

Desmond O'Hagan

Artist Spotlight | Desmond O’Hagan, How to Paint with Confidence

Looking for someone who could teach artists how to paint with confidence, editor-in-chief of the Pastel Journal, Anne Hevener, introduced me to Desmond O’Hagan. Known for his loose painting style, and bold, confident stroke work—and for instilling that skill and spirit in his students—Desmond visited the ArtistsNetwork studios to show us his pastel and...

Frame Your Art

Frame Your Art and Add Hanging Hardware

During my time working on videos for ArtistsNetwork.tv, I’ve had the chance to work with a lot of wonderful artists and because they’re also talented instructors, I’ve made a lot of artwork that I’m actually proud of! But when it comes to framing my artwork to hang, I’m lost. Or at least, I was....