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Trends, TIPS & Whispers – Reflections from Atlanta Gift Mart Jan 2018

by Kristi Caterson Trends, Trends In Progress (TIP’s), and Emerging Trends (Whispers) Have you ever noticed what you notice?  As Cherish Flieder and I travel...
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Gift Market

Designing for the Gift Market ~ PART 2

Welcome to our member exclusive, educational blog series on Designing for the Giftware Market. This is the second article in a two-part series. To read Part...
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Art Licensing for the Gift Market from the artist's perspective.

Designing for the Gift Market ~ PART 1

Giving gifts is one of the simplest pleasures we enjoy as humans. Coming off the holiday season, we are freshly reminded of this experience. Whether...
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Holly Jolly Christmas ART

ALSC 2nd Annual Holly Jolly Christmas ART Show!

Welcome to ALSC's 2nd Annual Holly Jolly Christmas ART Show! We're celebrating our 2nd year posting Christmas art at the Art Licensing Show with a...
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Art Licensing Show Paper House Planner Cover Art Challenge

Planner Cover Design Art Challenge with Paper House® ~ TOP 6 Winners!

Paper House Productions® has selected their TOP 6 Planner Cover Designs for ALSC 2017 Art Challenge! The 94 Planner Cover Designs submitted from® (ALSC) Portfolio Members were really fabulous for our...
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Thanksgiving ART + Gratitude 2017

2nd Annual Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade 2017!

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade! Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away, we are celebrating at the Art Licensing Show...
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Paul Daviz ~ Art & Great Expectations

We hope you are enjoying these Artist Limelight articles as much as we like presenting our ALSC artists to you! Today’s feature is a visit from “across...
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Baby Pattern Design Art Challenge with CLOTHWORKS® ~ TOP 6 Winners!

Art Directors at Clothworks selected their Top 6 Baby Patterns for the Art Licensing Show July/August Art Challenge! The baby pattern designs submitted from® (ALSC)...
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Product Mockups ~ Create them for your Art Licensing Portfolio!

If you are currently in art licensing or looking to get into this industry, there are two things you will hear artists often mention when...
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Mid-Summer Art Licensing Trend Forecast 2017

Keeping up with what’s Trending in art licensing involves a lot of observation, walking trade shows, research and following social media feeds. Sometimes it’s difficult...
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Winter / Christmas Flag Art Challenge with Studio M ~ Top 6 Winners!

The Winter / Christmas Decorative Flag Art Challenge got over 60 submissions from portfolio members. The Sr. Director of Product Development and her team at Studio M have made...
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Debi Payne Artist

Dare to Dream! ~ the art journey of Debi Payne

Debi Payne’s journey to creating her colorful and joy-filled art, infused with positive and inspirational messages is a lesson in persistence and dogged determination. Each one of us is following...
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New York ~ Art of Licensing, Meet Up! & Spring Trade Show Flyers

  Let's Meetup in New York City! The Art of Licensing group is having a meetup on Monday, May 22, 2017, during the New York...
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ALSC Hand Lettering & Typography ~ Wall Art Challenge Winners!

The Hand Lettering & Typography Wall Art Challenge got a lot of submissions with some wonderful lettering and art. The art directors at the wall art company...
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Want Extra Publicity For Your Licensing Deal? Here’s Your Three Step How To!

Want Extra Publicity for Your Licensing Deal? Here’s Your Three Step How To!

You’re ecstatic! You finally landed that licensing deal you’ve been working so hard to get. You can finally show everyone that you made it (especially...
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ALSC Birthday Celebration Prize WINNERS Are!

Yay! It's time to announce the Prize WINNERS of the Art Licensing Show's Birthday Celebration! Thank you so much to all of the guest contributors!...
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ALSC Birthday Celebration & Prize Giveaways! Yay!

We are ready to celebrate at the Art Licensing Show! And we're so happy that you are part of this community of Artists, Art Directors,...
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Rabbit Hole Adventures & the Whimsical Art of Lori Nawyn

For many artists, following a creative path is a lot like an Alice in Wonderland adventure — falling down multiple rabbit holes that must be...
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Art Licensing Show Birthday Anniversary Celebration

ALSC Happy 2nd Birthday Celebration!

Welcome to ALSC’s Happy 2nd Birthday Celebration! We are celebrating a milestone at the Art Licensing Show — our 2nd Birthday! Take a look at...
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2017 NEW YEAR : : : NEW COLLECTIONS – ALSC Art Challenge!

It's the ALSC 2017 NEW YEAR : : : NEW COLLECTION Art Challenge! We thought we would start off the 2017 New Year by asking...
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Gift Market & NEW Trends For 2017

There were a lot of good vibes and trend information that came out of the Atlanta International Gift Home Furnishings Market last month. JJ Galloway,...
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Advice from Ronnie Walter on Picking Your Word of the Year

There’s this phenomena that snuck up on us a few years ago. It’s called “Word of the Year” and it seems like everyone has latched...
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Fairies, elves, watercolor florals

Barbara Lanza’s Enchanting & Magical Watercolor Artwork Inspires

Barbara Lanza's remarkable artistic career started like so many of us — as a very creative child who liked to draw. She use to imagine...
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Creating Sell Sheets for your Art Licensing Portfolio

As a licensing artist, you cannot underestimate the power of a Sell Sheet when promoting your art and patterns to Art Directors and Manufacturers. A...
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Holly Jolly Christmas ART

ALSC Holly Jolly Christmas Show!

Welcome to ALSC's Holly Jolly Christmas Show! Christmas will be here before you know it and we are celebrating at the Art Licensing Show with...
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Free Holiday Coloring Book from Art Licensing Show

ALSC Holiday Coloring Book ~ Now Over 12,000 Downloads!

Last Christmas season we released the Art Licensing Show's Holiday Coloring Book that 70 ALSC member artists participated in! They submitted a variety of coloring...
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ALSC Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade!

Welcome to our Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade! Thanksgiving is just under two weeks away, we are celebrating at the Art Licensing Show with a...
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Valentine Pattern Design Challenge with Robert Kaufman

The ALSC Art Challenge for Sept / Oct was a Valentine Day's Pattern Design. The Art Directors at Robert Kaufman have made their selections! There...
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Sue Zipkin’s Intuitive Mixed Media Style Connects in a new Line called Celebrate Life for GANZ™

Veteran artist Sue Zipkin is another member who connected with GANZ™ on the Art Licensing Show and made a dream come true with a sweet...
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Trends Report from The Art Licensing

Most artists, designers, buyers, manufacturers, and retailers keep a sharp eye on current and emerging trends in the marketplace. And more than likely your business...
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All Things Cute & Joyful with illustrator & designer Puck Selders

Puck Selders was the winner of the Art Licensing Show's, First Anniversary Party drawing this past Spring! Her winning package included an extra one year...
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ALSC Greeting Card Design Challenge

Holiday Greeting Card Design Challenge with Leanin’ Tree

August's Monthly Art Challenge was for a Holiday Greeting Card Design. We were happy to see such a great response from ALSC members. We got...
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2nd Thurs Chat Transcript with Masterpiece Studios

Tamra Sundboom Voigt, Account Executive at Masterpiece Studios Chats About Licensing Art for Boxed Holiday Greeting Cards Special Guest Chat on 2nd Thursday Chat Group:...
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Coastal Bookmark Challenge ~ Winners Selected!

We had a great response for the Coastal Bookmark Challenge last month. Thank you to all of the ALSC participants! And a big thank you...
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Lisa Peruchini - Ganz - Art Licensing Show Success Story

Licensing Success Came Through Angels For One ALSC Artist

For artists who are looking to license their art and designs, getting a deal with a national gift company could almost be considered the “holy...
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2nd Thurs Special Guest - Susan January of Leanin' Tree Chats About Greeting Cards

Susan January VP at Leanin’ Tree Chats About Greeting Cards

Susan January, VP of Product Management of Leanin' Tree Chats About Licensing Art for Greeting Cards Special Guest Chat on 2nd Thursday Chat Group: June...
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Illustrated Sentiments & Inspirational Quotes for Licensing

(Credit above from left to right: Kristi Caterson, Elizabeth Rodriguez Caldwell, Cindy Jackson) This month, Portfolio member artists from the "Art Challenge Group" each chose a sentiment or...
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LIVE QnA Session with Cherish Flieder

The Art of Licensing Facebook Group is hosting Cherish Flieder, founder of and creator of, for a LIVE question and answer session. This...
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Garden Party – Art for Licensing

(Credit above from left to right: Lorraine Vail, Lisa Kirkbride, Pamela Wingard) With spring in full swing and Mother's Day around the corner, the artists of...
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Annual Monday Morning Meet-Up

You are invited to the Annual Monday Morning Meet-Up in NYC hosted by! There will be great networking, valuable giveaways, and probably some other...
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Celebration Art, Show Anniversary

(Credit above from left to right: Lisa Peruchini, Melissa Washburn, Traci Bixby) Art Licensing Show artists know how to create a party with their art! In celebration of the...
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Coffee + Conversation with Artist & Designer Valerie Hart

We sat down with Valerie Hart, a talented illustrator member of (ALSC), and asked her to share a little about her life as a full-time artist...
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Art Licensing Show - 1st Year Anniversary!

1st Anniversary Virtual Meet & Greet

 WOW, what a year it has been! Congratulations to all of you who've made this milestone possible! Hats off to YOU!   So now it's time to...
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Leslie Clark - Licensing Characters - Kids - Art Licensing Show

Leslie Ann Clark

Leslie Ann Clark is an author, illustrator and Designer. All of her designs represent her love for color, design and fun! Hello there!! My name...
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Coach or Agent? Do I Need Both?

  Guest post by Ronnie Walter The business of art licensing can be a lonely and confusing place. Not as lonely and confusing as say,...
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Free Holiday Coloring Book from Art Licensing Show

Free Holiday Coloring Book Download!

The artists of are excited to share with you their holiday coloring book sampler. Explore a wide variety of art styles from 70 different artists. See a...
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Call for Submissions for Art Licensing

I’m looking for…

Art Directors/Manufacturers/Product Developers who are looking for something in particular are invited to post their needs to the new "Call for Submissions" group on
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Art Licensing Show Instagram

Instagram Opportunities

Art Directors want to see what we have going on INSIDE the protected pages of ALSC. We have developed an exciting new opportunity for portfolio...
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ART COMMUNITY ALERT Protect your copyrights! Write to the U.S. Copyright Office by Thurs. July 23, 2015.

Your Copyrights Could Be Undergoing Drastic Changes

The purpose of this post is to raise awareness about the Copyright Office's plans to create a new Copyright Act which would change the copyright...
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“Art for Kids” Virtual Trade Show Booth

A virtual trade show of some of the amazing children's themed artwork at By Stephie McCarthy As computers are getting smaller and cinema displays bigger, online...
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Dear Art Director / Licensing Manufacturer - Invitation

Presenting – A 24/7 Virtual Art Licensing Show

The new website is generating great industry buzz! It’s a protected portfolio website and private social networking community in one. Over 300 Artists/Agents have...
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Industry Experts

Portfolio Member Exclusive Downloads

Welcome Portfolio Members! As a special thank you for being a part of the show, we are happy to offer this package of downloadable goodies....
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Sarah & Ruby Design Studio Tile Wallpaper Art Licensing Show

Sarah & Ruby Design Studio

Sarah & Ruby Design Studio is a San Francisco Bay Area company run by—you guessed it— Sarah (Schwartz) and Ruby (Geisler). We are passionate about...
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Virtual Art Licensing Show Tour

{BETA} Virtual Art Licensing Show Tour with Cherish Flieder & Sherry London® is a new place where art licensing artists and agents can connect with art directors and safely show and look at art for the...
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Joan Beiriger

Licensed artist Joan Beiriger is widely regarded as an expert in art licensing. After a successful career as an analytical chemist for a National Laboratory...
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Annie Troe Monsters Art Licensing

Annie Troe

Art makes me tick. I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. A business owner for 17+ years. Why? Because I am passionate about creating...
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Michelle Baker

I am Michelle Baker, a wife, a mom, a classic rock chick, a lover of lyrics and poetry, and by trade, a graphic designer with...
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Beatrice Trezevant Art Licensing

Beatrice Trezevant

MY CREATIVE LIVE: My name is Beatrice Trezevant, an illustrator who enjoys working from my studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The images I create are licensed...
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Vetmari Surface Patterns for Licensing - Yvette Marie Jones

Yvette Marie Jones / Vetmari

Yvette Marie Jones is the designer behind Vetmari, a design company specializing in surface pattern design, quilt and sewing patterns, and graphic design. Yvette just...
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Jill Meyer

Jill Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, who works in a broad variety of media, and is highly skilled in making and formatting digital art...
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Calling All Industry Creatives: Art Directors, Artists, Designers, Agents, Manufacturers, Illustrators & Photographers!

Cherish Flieder, founder of the LinkedIn 12K+ member group, is pioneering an exciting way for those sourcing art and those creating art to connect outside of trade shows. Provide or...
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