How To Ask for Help with Your Art

You’ve faced this conundrum before. Maybe you’re having difficulty following your map, and you’re reluctant to ask the car next to you at the stoplight for directions. Maybe you’re too proud to ask your parents for help with this month’s rent. And if you’re an artist, or you want to be an artist, you might…

Keeping Local Art Alive

With the New York City art scene just a train ride away, residents of Westchester might not be as inclined to patronize local art establishments. Yet there is a thriving art culture in Westchester, notably in the Bott Shoppe’s hometown of Mamaroneck. When imagining classic Americana, one might recall old Saturday Evening Post covers, featuring…

Art Museums In and Around Westchester

Westchester is great because of its proximity to so many fun activities, and art is no exception. There are several art museums both in Westchester and nearby that are just a short drive away, making for easy and fun day trip locations. Depending on what kind of art you’re interested in seeing, you could be…

How to Write an Impressive Artist Bio

I cannot stress enough how important an artist’s bio is. Especially because it helps people get to know the artist more and get insight into their artwork. If not written correctly, it can turn off people to looking at their work. An artist bio is seen on websites, articles and even quoted in interviews. This…

How to Inventory Your Artwork

Say Goodbye to Post-it Note Chaos Thanks to the beautiful world of the Internet with sites such as Artwork Archive and Gyst, artists can easily manage their artwork sales with no stress! When having an online art inventory management system, everything you need is right there. There is no need for countless files on your…

Advice for Pricing Your Artwork

After hours, days or maybe even months spent on a piece of work, you are finally ready to sell. But at what cost? There’s always the fear of either underpricing or overpricing your work. Either one can potentially hurt your chance of selling your pieces. Here are a few factors to consider when coming up…

Why Should You Buy Original Art?

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind” -Eugene Ionesco One of a kind art is something everyone needs to have in their home. Whether it be a small piece you stumbled upon at a flea market or one that takes a little bit more of an investment, original art is…

Tips for Interns

Get a Head Start on Your Career One of the best ways to gain experience for your future career is starting an internship. These are beneficial for not only building up your resume but also networking with people in your field and potentially landing you a full-time job after you finish college. As an intern…

How to Overcome “Artist’s Block”

The Case of the Artist Blues Every creative person can agree that when inspiration and ideas runs dry, quite frankly… it sucks. While you may have heard about writer’s block, artist’s experience this as well! Pablo Picasso had a case of artist’s block in 1935 after divorcing his first wife, Olga. He refused to go…

Adult Coloring Books — A Creative Way To Unwind!

Today is National Coloring Book Day! Did you know that there are coloring books available for adults? Today we celebrate coloring books for all ages, and encourage you to give adult coloring books a try!     Stressed out? Looking for something creative to do when you can’t think of anything to draw, paint, or otherwise…