Artist Profile: Grace Gunning

Collectors have embraced them as a very personal and cherished piece of functional art.

Artist Profile: Francy Blumhagen

Most people who buy Salmonberry Studio notecards do frame them, realizing they are actually small pieces of art.

Rejected Again? Here’s Why

You struggle to get into better shows and fairs. You apply for upcoming gallery exhibitions, and keep getting turned down. From where you stand, it’s hard to know why you got rejected.

5 Ways to Improve Your Product Design

When galleries and store buyers speak with artists, sales reps or agents, the first question they ask is, “What’s new?” If you don’t offer new product, you are losing sales.

A Gallery Paradise

We are located in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, which has been named “The Top Arts Destination in the US” (mid-sized cities) for the past two years in American Style magazine’s reader’s poll. Along with being a part of a thriving arts community, we also have the draw of warm weather & beautiful beaches.

Where’s The Money?

People who diversify become more secure, as they have income sources which can fill in holes in the calendar year, or cover expenses when other sources dry up.

New Year’s Resolutions for Artists

The end of the year is almost upon us; a good time to review what happened in 2011 and what we plan for our businesses in 2012. Some artist friends share their New Year’s resolutions.

Artist Profile: Sea Stones

Arra and Anne are very proud of the handmade items they create and the top-of-the-line materials that are used in production. And, he says, for every smooth stone they harvest, a rough one is “planted” back in the water to take its place and eventually be tumbled smooth as well.

Developing a Dynamic Product Line

A signature style and a cohesive body of work are necessary for marketing and connecting with buyer of all types.