Co-Published: BeYourArt.com and The North Shoreian Magazine, The Irish Issue, Volume 2, Issue 2, Practicalities of the Surviving Artist, March 2009. Article written by Derek McCrea.
Pet Portraits by Derek McCrea
As an artist in today’s changing environment it is vital to create a marketing strategy capable of meeting the demands created by tense competition. Different areas to focus on for marketing include: identifying and promoting to your target market, carefully select what you pay for as an artist and compare the advantages and disadvantages before making a decision, seek alternate means of exposure, and explore different options for getting your art “seen” by your target market.
Identify your market and attempt to promote your work through the various media of today, magazines, books, Internet, and traditional galleries. Be careful what you pay for. Lately I have seen a large amount of galleries charging a fee for placement of works. In some galleries this may be productive for the artists, but there are also those galleries who make their profit off of the artists almost solely. Read more…
Derek McCrea, Painter
This article is part of the Living as an Artist Series.
By Derek McCrea
I have been a very busy artist for about 25 years now, lately I have started to reach what some would call inspiration and confidence in my works. The key to success is create art because you enjoy it, success will come when you least expect it, but it will not happen over night. The artistic potential is unlimited, but an artist must think outside of the box. If you do what everyone else is doing, your chances of success are limited. But, if you are unique and if you pursue limits outside of the traditional art arena, or box, you will begin to see results faster. This applies to all arts.
Tim Needles ‘s Profile
Type of Artist
Film, Illustrator, Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Photography,
Poet, Screenwriter, Short Story Writer, Writer
Tim Needles is an artist and writer from Sound Beach, NY. His
eclectic media and art work has been seen in multiple exhibitions
around New York as well as the New York Times and French Photo. He
was recently the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award in
Washington DC and works with Adobe as a Master Teacher. Tim is the
founder of The Strictly Students Film Festival and teaches art and
film at a local high school. His work can be seen on his