057: The Art of Closing

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, I’m diving into how I sold THOUSANDS of dollars of art last weekend at a sleepy outdoor show in the local park.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • What to say to close the sale!
  • What motivated my art collectors to buy.
  • Ninja tricks I used to help me stand above and beyond the other artists at the show.

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About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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5 thoughts on “057: The Art of Closing”

  1. Thank you, Miriam…Wow, what a goldmine of information! I will listen again & take notes. I have become a big fan recently and am broken hearted that I missed the September 25 deadline for your Passion Portraits series. I love your style & have watched several of your videos. Is there any chance you will offer that again? I would be first in line.

    • So glad you’re a fan! Sorry that you missed the series, but if you stay on the Inspiration Place mailing list, you`ll be the first to know about the next free training series, and we hope that you will join us for the next program!!

    • Miriam, thanks so much. I have taken several of your classes and found this information hugely helpful. Question: When you mat your original watercolors for your shows, do you display them in an acetate sleeve? or How? I find if I frame them, I have the cost of the frame which I don’t want to add to the painting sell price, as the buyer will usually reframe them anyway. Also the glass reflects badly depending on the lighting at the show. Acetate causes the same reflection issues. How do you display the matted originals?
      Thank You.
      Deb Burow

      • Hi Deborah,
        Great questions! Could you please ask them in a comment inside one of your Inspiration Place classrooms? That way, Miriam will better be able to see them and answer them for you.
        Thank you!


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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