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Save the Date

October 23rd and 24th 2020

The Business of Art goes viral! See you online!

Thank you for an amazing Business of Art this year!

Thank you for an amazing conference this year! We will be emailing you the recording of the conference soon! If you still would like to check out the class schedule and presenter bios they are linked below. We can't wait to see you next year!

We are excited to announce that the Business of Art is partnering with the DSU Business Resource Center. The DSU Business Resource center has helped us bring this conference online and we want to give them a big thank you for all of their help.  

The 2020 Itty-Bitty Online Art Show & Sale Up now!

Check it out now!

Positioning Statement

The Business of Art is held annually for artists and small businesses to come to learn and create a successful art business.


Dixie State University, in St. George Utah and the DSU Sears Art Museum, developed and sponsor this event as a community outreach program. Kathy Cieslewicz, DSU Director/Curator, originated the program and facilitates the event; Paul and Susan Bingham, owners of the Maynard Dixon Gallery serve as honorary founding co-chairs.

Mission Statement

Thank you to Katrina Berg for donating this beautiful painting for use in the Business of Art seminar!

The Business of Art is a seminar for visual artists and small businesses, in all disciplines, with a goal of educating and training artists and enhancing economic development in our state and region.

Core Values

  • Provide sessions taught by experts for artists to learn how to make money selling their art.

  • Encourage creativity and artistic achievement.

  • Practice personal professionalism.

  • Practice professionalism in presenting art.

  • Share resources necessary to build self-sufficient prosperous artists.

  • Teach social media to create a network for communication to share exhibits, classes, opportunities, residencies, sources for materials, etc.

  • Provide an event for networking in an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation.


This quality experience and event will result in the following:


  • Prosperous artists who excel in their field and in marketing.

  • Artists who contribute to the economy.

  • Artists who follow sound business practices.

  • Artists who maintain ethical practices.

  • An artist community that is inclusive, cohesive, and inspired.

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Closed weekends and school holidays

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