Some of my favorite artists are sprinkled
throughout this page! Enjoy!
Mckenna Hallett did a little photography at one point. Eventually for sale again someday.
Are you going to be in an Art Festival this summer?
McKenna, your words are traveling across to Spain and finding listening ears here. As a relative newbie in the art world helping my husband’s work to find receptive hearts, it’s encouraging to read the concise wisdom of someone both with appreciation for unique art and understanding of the processes involved in bringing together artist and art lover.
Stephanie Sachs is a gifted artist. Visit her site to see more of her collection.
Mckenna, I’m keen to receive your artist specific blog – you can be sure I’ll read every word (and act on it!). Thanks for this extra attention just for us artists.
This blog feels like you have released a huge helium-filled (really knowledge-filled) balloon attracting artists, like myself, to look up, smile, and be proud to share our talents.
Thanks for sharing yours!
McKenna~ Thanks for all the encouragement you give in both of your emails and blogs. I plan to continue reaching out to the people who will have my ‘art make a difference in the home everyday’.
And next: This is the blog for artists.
This is what all those flattering testimonials are about.
Of all the E’s, from the E’s of Selling Art System, Elasticity can be one of the more challenging to put into practice. In this article, you will find a little inspiration mixed with helpful hints to keep you in the right frame of mind. There’s even a link to a super checklist that could be a real game-changer at your very next art show.
Welcome to the Artists Corner!
We artists and makers are a special group. We often make one piece of art and then make another. Sometimes we make multiples of successful artwork, but it starts with a design – our design.
We usually are working outside-of-the-box. WAY outside! Most of the business tools we use have little to nothing to do with what a Fortune 500 company or even shoe store or coffee shop owner would use for marketing and growing their businesses.
We may retail our creations or sell wholesale or both. We may sell to little galleries or shops on Main Street or to mega-corporations. We may do large public installations, or just do a few art shows a year. We might do it all.
We are often alone, working crazy hours, and hanging out in our right brain most of the time. Anyone who is just starting or is already a full-time studio artist recognizes they have ongoing special challenges. Even if you went to art school, chances are you didn’t get a very complete education about running a business. Most artists really struggle with fundamentals like pricing, selling, and getting their work into proper venues.
You want to create art. You search for a way to be self-supporting or grow your income. You want to make art, sell art, and make money. That way, you can make more art. I get that.
This is the number one thing that I hear when artists contact me. I can help.
While I have no special fairy dust, I do have a lot of deep understanding about being an artist, making art, and selling art and being fully self-supporting with my art. And I have a long track-record of helping others grow towards their goals.
I started Currents-low impact jewelry in 1992. It’s been very successful. I am retiring the line very, very slowly with the long-term goal of having just a few key accounts by the end of 2016. I love my art business! But it’s physically demanding work and after over two decades, I have some joints that complain loudly. I have created and sold over 40,000 pieces. One-at-a-time. By hand.
That’s exhausting to even think about! And that is why I am increasing my mentoring and consulting. I want to help others with My Golden Words™. Eventually, it will be my full-time career.
With my decades of professional business background and my successful career in the arts, I am able to meld the two into consistent advice for my fellow artists and makers.
Let’s get started, shall we? Click here for instant help!