Artsy Business

Artsy Business: Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

It’s been awhile since I checked in and caught you up on what’s happening with the business side of Artsy Forager, and I’m also long overdue for taking a look at how I’d like to see Artsy Forager evolve over the coming months and years and for that I need your help!  If you wouldn’t mind taking the survey at the end of this post, I hope to be able to truly take your input into account according to how you use the blog and why you read Artsy Forager.


But onto what’s happening these days with Forager Services— oh so very much!  I’m continuing to do curation and art research for my main healthcare art consultant.  Lots of photography being placed in facilities in Florida and Tennessee!  It’s really interesting to see how art programs in healthcare facilities are evolving.  With advances in technology, we’re able to print affordably on so many different substrates at affordable price points, the old days of simple matted & framed open editions adorning patient rooms and halls are quickly coming to an end.


I’ve had the privilege of working with several artists over the past few months on various aspects of their branding and marketing.  For Nashville area artist Deann Hebert, I not only helped her tell the story of her work and life verbally, but also created a beautiful press kit she can send to her dream retailers and collaborators!

In addition to working with Deann, I’ve helped a very busy and in demand artist write statements for two upcoming solo exhibitions as well as reworking her artist statement and bio.  And I’ve been working one on one giving art direction/critique to an artist whose work I greatly admire but who was feeling like she needed a second set of eyes and a little push to keep the work moving along!  Will begin working soon to start expanding her gallery representation.  Exciting stuff!!  If you’re interested in working with me, please check out the Forager Services page to see the type of services I offer and feel free to shoot me an email with any questions.


Then there’s another little project I’ve been working on.. Since the end of last year, I’ve been working with Mantle Art, an awesome framing app based in Seattle, to bring together a collection of small scale limited edition prints to be offered through their site.  The collection is looking amazing and will be launching very soon!!  You can see a sneak peek of a few of the prints below.  The quality is superb!!

AB_MA prints

And of course, there is my own fledgling studio practice.  And a newly released feature in Professional Artist Magazine on the Thriving Artist Summit!  Oh and I’m also trying to put together my first curatorial proposal.  And maybe apply for a grant if I can get my app together in time.  So to say I’m feeling pulled in a million different directions and perhaps a bit scattered is the understatement of the year!  Which is why I need your help, dear Artsies.  I want this blog to be not just a source of delight and inspiration, but of actual use to you.  I would like to be able to refresh and renew the site with a clear and present focus!  I hope you’ll take a few moments to complete the survey below, so that I can get a handle on what really matters to the artsy folks who visit here day after day!

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