Archive for August, 2014
29 Aug 2014
Artists are a sensitive bunch. Recently, the following list of “10 Things NOT to Say to An Artist or Crafter” has been circulating on the Internet. These comments may be considered insensitive or crass to those of us in the art field. If a potential buyer were to say some of these things to you, […]
22 Aug 2014
What’s your problem? Yeah, I know you have one. Or you ought to. I currently have an issue I’m working out….more often than not, I work on it in front of you all! Not this one…not yet. Cat got yer tongue? Truly, we all face different challenges at different times in our lives. Full-time artists […]
12 Aug 2014
Marketing should be a 4-letter word. At least that’s what many artists think. Generally, artists dread marketing their art. It feels so manipulative, challenging, word-driven, competitive…the list goes on. It cuts into studio time. As an artist, part of the deal is you have to market your work. Few of us have agents beating down […]
08 Aug 2014
I give it away. I’m more than cheap and easy…I’m free. Sorry, Mom, probably not what you wanted to hear. I volunteer… a lot. Wednesday I offered to help a friend install his first solo show. After arriving and finding there was considerable framing to do, I realized what I thought would be a 3-hour […]
01 Aug 2014
It’s the most important thing about your art portfolio, beginning with your artist statement.
I know, you’re thinking – how could my art NOT be authentic? I created it! Well, it goes deeper than that. I know you can’t fake what you create (mostly not), but is it aligned with you? How about the rest of your portfolio? Want an awesome portfolio?
Nearly every month I deliver a professional development workshop to artists at a local arts center. Everyone there wants to be successful and happy, but some don’t want to be SEEN. We are an insecure, tender bunch, like little baby spring lettuce. Egos get easily bruised, hearts are on our sleeves, we wish for respect but don’t feel entitled to it. I get it. I’m one of you. (Please click to continue reading...)