Weekly smARTips: Why Selling Art is Sacred

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Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

Your smARTip for the week:

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Why Selling Art is Sacred
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Art, an act of deliberate creation, is at its core holy.

In its earliest forms, art shows up in spiritual and religious contexts as humans grapple with the holiness of all that surrounds them: mysterious, inexplicable nature.

Each piece of art re-ignites the creative core that is the essence of all human beings – both from the creation side and from the appreciation side.

How is it possible, then, for the action an artist takes to transfer that creation into the hands and lives of the appreciators be anything other than holy?

If you have created an art-selling story that leaves out this essential sacredness in the process, then you are doing yourself and your art an injustice. You might even call it creative blasphemy.

Turn your attitude toward the holiness of selling your art and what formerly felt slimy becomes sublime.

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Your smARTist Move of the week
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Remember the “sell your art” story” in last week’s smARTip?

This week, re-write that story and find the sacred moment you missed before.

How does that change the story for you?

How will that change you the next time you have an opportunity to sell your art?

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3 Responses to “Weekly smARTips: Why Selling Art is Sacred”

  1. Sari Grove says:

    The buyer has to be sacred too…

    I mean, choose wisely who you are going to allow to buy your work…

    A special repeat collector left her coffee cup in my studio after buying several works…

    I was about to throw it away, but noticed it had writing on it…

    Apparently Starbucks had been putting deep thought quotes on their outer cup…

    I kept that cup & still have it today in my locker area…

    The quote itself moved me at the time, enough to have sacred feelings once again for this collector…

    Some sort of sign this lady was holy…

    God is in the details…

    Remember also to be a sacred collector…

    A gallery owner who is now a PHD & teaching gender issues in a university here smelled so nice while I was being introduced…

    Squeaky clean too…Tall & cool & fresh from living in Colorado air…

    I remember that sacred quality about her…

    The very first time I asked Art Biz Coach what she thought about my work, she wrote back “handsome”…

    How many times had I asked the very same question to new possibles, only to get a dumb answer…
    A compliment right at the beginning of a relationship is so important to confirming future direction…
    So many years later, I ventured forth with pictures of some new work in the medical arts field…

    Art Biz Coach encouraged me in that direction…

    Without that support, I might still be looking only at pure aesthetics…

    But emboldened once again by a compliment, I have another decades worth of gas in my belly to move forward…(that came out wrong! ha!, & once again, worse!-sounds like I am flatulent!)

    Another sacred relationship…

    Of course, Ariadne(I love mythology so your name brings me back) the gentle wise spider here has been sacred from the beginning…

    The web of silvery dust sprinkles gets woven here with toil & muscle…

    It glistens in the sun…Ah, sacred writings…

    I can only be good as an artist because of those who have been good to me…

  2. I sit in deep gratitude for all the ways you’ve found the shining words here to share… thank you, Sari, thank you…

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