Do’s & Don’t s for the Artist

It’s nearly impossible to predict who will, or won’t be a successful artist, but the following list of do’s and don’t s may help.



ABOVE: David McDonough, Black & White, digital photograph


Attend art openings and support other artists.

Build an online presence (website, blog and social media).

Have an interest in the art world (locally, nationally and internationally).

Be nice.


Take rejection personally.

Ignore feedback, or worse, take offense.

Make excuses for the lack of your success.

Set unrealistic goals.

Set no goals.

Give up.