How visual social media can increase sales and promote your brand By Lance Evans No matter how old-school your marketing style, you must be aware of how social media has become the preeminent way to reach many consumer markets. Facebook is the granddaddy of social media, but there are many other significant players in the […]
Alongside Silicon Valley engineers and software developers, artists explore new technologies By Melissa Hart This May, artist Andrea Blum wandered through the woods of Marin County collecting plants, insects, and lichen. Then, she headed for Autodesk’s steel-and-glass Pier 9 studio in San Francisco to cook the natural materials into a dye, which she’d later use […]
Valerie Collymore finds artistic inspiration from her unique childhood in France By Jack Hamann At the age of 9, Valerie Harmon was the only African-American—and, in fact, the only American—at her first day of school at Lycée de Jeunes Filles in Nice, France. She didn’t know a soul, and she didn’t speak French. Her teacher, Mme. […]
Some of this year’s top talent, curated by the ABN editorial team Here at ABN, we’re always discovering new artists to love. With this list of top 40 artists to watch, we are thrilled to introduce you to our current obsessions. This group includes painters, sculptors, and photographers with already flourishing careers, as well as […]
How art-title insurance can protect you from unexpected lawsuits. By Alan Katz, Esq. You may have bought a work of art, but are you sure you own it? How do you know whether the IRS or creditors of any prior owner have filed claims on your artwork? Art-title insurance entered the art-market scene in 2006. […]
ABN’s Top 20 Art Exhibitions of the Past Year By Hillary Casavant Each year, exciting museum and gallery exhibits turn heads and leave lasting impressions on the art world. From retrospec-tives of art legends to debuts by tomorrow’s shining stars, these shows challenge viewers and excite artists, critics and collectors alike. Here are 20 exhibits […]
Find the perfect studio to maximize your creative output. by Bethany Murray “Where do you work?” Artists don’t always have a clear answer to this often-asked question. A studio is not just a place of business; it’s a home, a lifestyle and a creative environment. Yet many artists, consumed with supporting their work, fail to evaluate […]
At museums across the United States, artists and visitors have embraced the “maker culture” of 3-D printing technology, which allows users to create a physical work of art from a 3-D digital model.
A well-drafted consignment agreement legally protects both the artist and gallery owner and prevents the disappointment that might arise from a lack of clear understanding or expectations.
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