Artrepreneur 101

Artrepreneuring with the Mazeologist Warren Stokes

 8 Tips to becoming a successful Artrepreneur

By Warren Stokes

Tip #2. Know your price and stick to it:  As a successful artrepreneur the majority of my sales I have short-changed myself.  Selling art is hard and the hardest part is telling the potential buyer the price.  It takes practice and confidence to ask what your work is worth.  However this is a skill that must be learned and quickly.

Being able to tell the price in a calm and confident manner is key to getting what you deserve and will provide you the quickest way to making a living from your art.  There is nothing worse than selling or accepting a commission for your work when you’re not making what you deserve.

So do some research.  Find out what similar work is selling for and determine your price point.  You can…

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i took myself on a field trip yesterday!

Midwestward Movement

hey look! a post! a post about actual activities instead of just word!spew regarding my boring life. hooray! i took myself on a field trip yesrterday, to the art institute of chicago. i think these field trips are going to become a lot more common… and that i might go to the planetarium tomorrow. but i’m getting ahead of myself.

love museums. this is what happens when you grow up in washington dc — you spend a lot of your spare time as a kid going to the free museums because 1. it is free, 2. your parents just have to make sure you don’t disappear into crowds but otherwise you are entertained and they have very responsibly exposed you to educational information, and 3. it is free. so much amazing for free. which is why when i went to college in boston and walked into the MFA for the first…

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