The Wealthy Artist: 6 Myths and 6 Tips on Marketing your Art CanvasPop co-founder Adrain Salamunovic talks about how up and coming artists can market their works and still maintain their artistic integrity. Sell your photography & digital artwork to millions of art lovers:


25 Responses to “The Wealthy Artist: 6 Myths and 6 Tips on Marketing your Art”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never understood the whole “selling out” thing. How is doing what you
    love and getting paid for it selling out ?
    I mean, that’s about the best you you could ever hope for.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have been a full time self supporting artist for over 40 years and I
    learned first and foremost to put your art first and out there in front.
    It’s the art that represents the artist… not the other way around. Self
    promotion is just that… blowing your own horn. Sure… get it out there
    in any way you can but learn to look at your art like a collector and
    gallery owner before you go self promoting… because chances are… you
    will likely not get any serious attention from either as a self promoting
    self published artist. Like any industry, there is a certain code of ethics
    you need to respect. The fact is, art is a business…get used to it, if
    you want to make a career and living from it. Use it… or be used.
    Having your art in “reputable” brick and mortar galleries who have the
    experience to recognize art that has an appeal and the “legs” to stand on
    its own to deserve the place to occupy valuable real estate on their walls
    should be the goal of any artist who wishes to be self-supporting and make
    art their career and life.
    Good Galleries are the opportunity for an artist to focus their time and
    energy on making art… not selling it. They provide an invaluable service
    to any artist that is willing to sacrifice a percentage of the price of
    their art, which will almost always be at a higher premium than a
    self-promoting artist will get.
    Like most people who are wise enough to put their trust into a financial
    adviser when investing their savings… Wise art buyers will do the same
    when making a substantial investment in art. I personally cannot make a
    living hocking my art and prints at flea markets or on my own website. I
    had a goal to be come a substantial artist getting the substantial prices I
    need to continue painting.
    Giclee printers who print your art are likely to make more money than you
    will without a real publisher or gallery representation.
    Sorry, there are no shortcuts in this highly competitive and over-saturated
    high tech world… even for the few fantastic and massively gifted artists
    out there.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hate when people say u cant make money from art and to keep it as a
    hobby. I am determined to prove the critics wrong. Art can be a career. And
    making money from what u love is not selling out its happyness. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    the biggest mistake is sitting on youtube watching people tell me how to
    make money with my art instead of doing art!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Someone else in the comments has summed it up perfectly:

    “airtraveller10 months ago

    It’s too bad he didn’t say “MAKE GOOD ART” as the first point. It should be
    the first point. The rest will follow.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    Art takes alot of time at least for me,a painting can take me 3 month to a
    year n ill sell it depend the sice depend the colors n depend if im willing
    to let go of something tha became a part of my life for so long i dont see
    art as a busines i see it if it can change the world …

  7. Anonymous says:

    thanks so much for sharing this awesome video, this really helps if you
    have hard time reading it from a blog specially when you live in a noise
    polluted place.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This info is ok…but really doesn’t “reach” beyond what a typical art
    professor would say ie the traditional academia mindset. Bottom line: Art
    has to be COOL/CUTTING EDGE, you need tons of views/foot traffic, and you
    need some kind of cushion to land on while you “bob and weave” in your
    niche. This guys advice isnt that helpful because most of what he says is
    the “indoctrinated” way to go. I would google “guerilla marketing”. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    this is a wealthy piece of shit

  10. Anonymous says:

    I want a version of this video with an artist in it & lots of
    swearing…yeah swearing…..

  11. Anonymous says:

    He’s pretty much on point. I am surprised he did not mention using YouTube
    also for marketing. 

  12. Anonymous says:

    ~the more talented an artist is,the more humble they are~…. :)

  13. Anonymous says:

    The Wealthy Artist: 6 Myths and 6 Tips on Marketing your Art

  14. Anonymous says:

    really good advice I’m glad I found this =D

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  16. Anonymous says:

    This is so refreshing a lot of the information is known but it just feels
    great getting that confirmation that I am on the right track. Thanks!

  17. Anonymous says:

    So basically he says to cater to an audience and push reproductions. 

  18. Anonymous says:

    I disagree with so much of this, so biased, so wrong. 

  19. Anonymous says:

    This guy is a bit clueless and the info in the vid is much too general.
    Can’t trust a guy who needs powerpoints for every single syllable of his
    benign info. What ya do is try to stand out in this digital age where
    things are moving and evolving so quickly, like day by day. Keep doing your
    thing and developing your own art, don’t compare yourself to others.
    Spending time on Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc is NOT what to do. And please
    don’t be so pompous as to have a fanpage to your own art…. WTF? Develop
    your own art and be educated as well, you can’t break the rules unless you
    know the rules. But have fun, express yourself, don’t scam others and you
    should be fine. 

  20. Anonymous says:

    so true and very good advice for all artists

  21. Anonymous says:

    Michelangelo’s agent (his father) negotiated the artists first commissions
    when he was just 14 years old. He joined the Medici family and accepted
    their patronage. He switched to other sponsors for higher pay and better
    work. His paintings such as the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David
    were commissioned works. Man, what a sell-out that Michelangelo guy was. 

  22. Anonymous says:

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    IAL IAM LAI MAI !!!!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand why making money is such a dirty concept in the art
    world. As a creative person, I just want the opportunity to live on doing
    something I love. To do this I need to sell my work. Working for a profit
    isn’t selling out, its survival

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