076: Anatomy of a Successful Art Show

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Back in December, I sold over $9K of art at a holiday boutique! I want to break down, with you, the success strategies, so that you can sell more art too!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • 3 aspects to look for in choosing a successful art venue, especially an alternative venue like a holiday boutique.
  • The number #1 character trait you need to develop to increase your sales.
  • Why your presentation is everything, and how small tweaks can turn your display from MEH to IRRESISTIBLE!

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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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Listener shout out of the week!

“Juicy Nuggets of Wisdom”
“I’ve been listening to this podcast since it started and every episode is filled with juicy nuggets of wisdom, not just about art, but about anything you want to accomplish in life. Miriam is easy to listen to and so encouraging. If you need a kick in the pants, just click on any episode. Thank you Miriam.”

~Melanie Bussey, @melanie.bussey.art

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2 thoughts on “076: Anatomy of a Successful Art Show”

  1. Great information as usual. Thank you very much.
    I do have a question and request. Have you done a podcast etc. On shipping and mailing artwork? I have refrained from joining online opportunities to sell because of my lack of knowledge in this area. Many sell on etsy other and artist sites. I have not. Frankly, it scares me to think of packing and dealing with postage. This seems to be a little discussed topic. I am considering a few options including switching from canvas to gesso panels in just a few sizes to sell originals online.
    I would love to see you do a podcast on the nuts and bolts on this topic including the best materials to package art in, ie. Padded envelopes. Thanks, Betty Kay


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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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