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August 05, 2009


Jonathan of JonathanSteeleWorks.com

Thank you for the wonderful information. It was inspiring.

I discovered yet another venue to sell my art in the market where it is not selling. I started bartering.

My auto inspection was traded for a photo that is now in the auto dealers office, promoting me.

Also I need some more steel for my next creation. A quick trip to the salvage yard revealed that they had exactly what I needed. It just so happens that my found art is perfect for their office.

So one of my gear mirrors will cover their cost of selling me some steel, which is half of what I would pay from a steel supplier.

It does not always work. I tried to trade some photos for some roofing materials a contractor had and he said he was not into art. Still, two of three offerings closed.

The best part, the art was in my stock that has not moved in the past few years.

Lynda Stevens

Here is the edited version of my earlier entry, which I hope can be deleted:

Please tell me more! I am an artist, though do not live in a place that seems particularly receptive to what I am about. I would love to find places and galleries in the world that would appreciate my work.

Please contact me!

Lynda Stevens

Please tellme more! I am an artist, thpugh do not live in a place that seems particularly receptive to what I am about. I would love to find places anf galleries in thw rold that would appreciate my work.

Please contact me!

robert cepale

I sold 21 paintings last year.
Dn't expect anything like that this year.
I will just paint for the fun of it.
I just completed a painting for my local church that could generate $12,000 to $15,000 from the sale of
prints of the painting. All proceeds go to the church That is what I plan to do. Charitable work stemming from my art. It gives me the greatest satisfaction.

Linda Richichi

Bravo! The last couple of articles you sent out were so informative and right on. Starving Artist means to me: So focused and happy painting I forget to eat, it has nothing to do with making ends meet! Please keep these tips coming because they act as a reminder to me to check on my plan.

Keep me on your mailing list, I will advertise with you in the near future. Presently I am spending time building my inventory up even more. My intention is to have several large bodies of work completed so when additional galleries contact me, they have many to choose from and I'm never again under pressure to paint. It only works for me to create in a fun and timeless mode that which I am called to create.

It makes sense that successful artists invest time and money into their business so my advertising budget is now in place. Thanks again for the helpful tips.


sorry, no money for Artist Advocate Mag - but I will not return to a life of slavery either... I might have to do some service for others that doesn't have anything to do with ART now and again...

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