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Are You Ready to Wholesale – a Live Webinar Event with Diane Sulg

Tuesday, March 21 at noon CST

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your handmade creations in a store? Find out if you are ready to wholesale in this free, introductory webinar with Diane Sulg. Take the next steps to make your dream happen.

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Show Review of the Month Stone Arch Bridge Festival

March 2023, by Sunshine Artist Editor

June 18-19, 2022, Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Sara Collins, 900 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN 55391; Phone: 952-473-6422; Email…

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One-of-a Kind Designs Delight

February 2023, by Diane Sulg

To say Mona Groban is an eclectic artist is an understatement! Our paths first crossed about 20 years ago when I owned a craft gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.  A close friend had met Mona at…

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Why It’s Important To Establish a Brand

February 2023, by Scott Obernberger

Now that the holiday season has passed, many of us are working hard to build up inventory and prepare for the new show season. In January, I talked about examining what we did last year, our…

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Plan for the Upcoming Year

January 2023, by Scott Obernberger

As we begin a new year, it is the perfect time to review what we did this past year and plan for the future. One cannot develop a good game plan without looking back at the old one to see what went…

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Options To Sell Your Work Online

February 2023, by Angie Landsverk

Wood artist Matt Ricketts has tried his share of platforms to sell his work online and says every option has its trade-offs.  “Etsy has made me the most money and generally does the best job of…

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