Artful Resources

Links, articles, and other useful information for Art League artists. Topics include how to build an online presence for your art, how to craft an artist statement or photograph your work, online resources, and other helpful tips where we find them.

Popular posts in this category: How to Photograph Artwork, How to Create an Artist Website, Starting an Artist Blog, and What Are Jurors Looking For?.

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Stealing the Show: The Art Thief App Simplifies Patrons’ Show

My hope is that if you’re coming this year, you’ll be using Art Thief of the Patrons’ Show, the app designed and built just for this event. If you’re not sure about going to the Patrons’ Show, stop that nonsense — you need to buy a ticket now. Read more →

Art Collecting 101: Buying Art for Beginners

Collecting fine art, made lovingly by an artist instead of mass generated by a computer, can be more about the journey than the destination. Don't know where to start? Here's how get started with your own art collection. Read more →

Get Started Early on Artfelt Holiday Gifts for the Art Lover in your Life!

Need a gift for the art-lover in your life? The Art League is here to help—it's never too early to start! Read more →

Repost: 20 of Our (Other) Favorite Art Blogs

As the Cubists taught us, there's always room for more than one perspective. Read more →

Art on Film: “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”

In a series of blog posts, The Art League explores the intersection of film and art and what it means to be an artist, starting with the 2014 film, "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" starring Michael Keaton.  Read more →

Repost: How & Why to Sign Your Artwork

What's the first thing you do after you've finished a piece of artwork? Frame it? Take a photo? Put it on your website? Not so fast. Before you do anything else, you need to sign it. Read more →