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Expensive Art by Dead Artists

The world’s most expensive art is auctioned off in the world’s biggest-named art auction houses. You will not find the most expensive artworks sold last year in Fine Art South’s artwork collection, but there is a link below to view them if you want to. They are all by dead artists.  And oddly enough, all of the artworks were by (presumed) male artists. That leaves out half of the world’s artists, which is very strange, as though women artists don’t exist. (We do). Here is a link and intro to the story about the art that did sell for millions. Source […]

January 10, 2021

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Georgia City Hall Art Show

During this pandemic it’s unusual to see a new art exhibit in real life. But it happens! There is a new art show at the City Hall in downtown Smyrna, GA, which is one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Atlanta. Smyrna has a growing art scene, thanks to the new Smyrna Arts Council. This show will probably be on exhibit until January 2021, or longer. Here are some highlights from the show, which is free.

October 18, 2020

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Filling your Environment with Art

Do you want to fill your home or office with art? Start here! You don’t need to be an artist yourself, or have deep pockets, to start to build a gallery of your own in your home. Whether it’s high-brow work or a homemade craft, artwork adds life and individuality to any space. To bring you some inspiration to add artwork to your space, we have pulled together some photos from the Private Quarters archive featuring artwork and art galleries that we have published throughout the years. As you think about your own collection, here are some tips on first, […]

October 5, 2020

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How to Become an Artist

  “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lord   The fact is, it’s not so easy being a visual artist. Only a small percentage of us are successful in terms of making enough money to make a living at being a visual artist.  Some artists, probably most,  will never do it. You will see article after article online telling you how “The Starving Artist” is a myth and if you just work hard and put your mind […]

September 1, 2020

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Support the American Artist Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it rough going for many Americans running a business. Fine Art South is no exception. Theoretically, online art sales should be thriving, but this economy has people holding on to their money more closely due to uncertainty. People are often looking for the “best deals” instead of collecting art they love. Now, supposedly, the economy is slowly coming back. Even if it is (which is dubious) many American artists, including me, have taken a big financial hit. And in turn, due to our economic hit, our suppliers, shippers and others have suffered down the chain. […]

July 21, 2020

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Unemployed Artists . . . are Everywhere

No More Art Walks

You may not realize it, but “unemployed” artists are all around you. Unemployment looks somewhat different for artists, because many of us don’t have “normal” or steady jobs to begin with. Many artists work part time doing other things, but when the economy has been slammed, as COVID19 is affecting the economy right,  artists may not be working anywhere at all. What unemployment means to other full-time artists is simply that the economy is bad and things are not selling as before. Since the coronavirus started, this is happening to many artists, including me. For visual artists,  it means all […]

July 10, 2020

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How to Commission Art

Commissioning art isn’t a scary process and it’s not complicated either. When commissioning art from a talented artist, you can ask just about anything of them that’s in their wheelhouse. Since you see landscapes, realism, impressionism, portraits, animal art, and abstract art here on Fine Art South, you can get any of those types of art done with a commission request. To commission art from Fine Art South, you can start the process by using the Contact form here. For more basic information on commissions and how to do it, see the article below reprinted in part from Artfinder Don’t […]

February 13, 2020

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