ART WORK

ART WORK Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 9781416572381
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Find Out What They Didn't Teach You in Art School The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed." Whether you're an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will help you build your career and protect yourself along the way. Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers. You have to do it all yourself, at least until you find gallery representation -- and even then, there are important business and legal issues you need to understand to stay in control of your career and ensure you're being treated fairly. Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walk you through these issues so that you can essentially act as your own manager and agent. They show you, for example, how to tackle business basics such as tracking inventory and preparing invoices; how to take legal precautions like registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; how to use promotional tools like websites and business cards; and how to approach career decisions such as choosing the right venue to show your work. In addition to drawing on their own experiences, Bhandari and Melber interviewed nearly one hundred curators, dealers, and other arts professionals, in cities across the country, about what they expect from and look for in artists. The authors also talked to a host of artists about their careers and the lessons they've learned navigating the art world. The book is full of their entertaining anecdotes and candid advice. No matter what kind of artist you are -- or want to be -- this book will help you. Art/Work covers everything you need to know to succeed, saving you from having to learn it all the hard way -- and letting you spend more time making art.

Art Work Revised Updated

Art Work   Revised   Updated Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 1501146165
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Free Press
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The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field. Originally published in 2009, Art/Work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world. In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.

Art Inc

Art  Inc Author Lisa Congdon
ISBN-10 9781452135847
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Selling Art Without Galleries

Selling Art Without Galleries Author Daniel Grant
ISBN-10 9781581158236
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The first guide to selling art independently. This comprehensive resource shows artists how to make a living from their artÑwithout relying on galleries. Through interviews with a range of successful artists, readers will learn how to write about their own work, how to arrange and curate exhibits, how to work in nonprofit arts spaces, how to determine when and if to advertised artwork for sale, and how to exhibit in non-art spaces. Artists will also find useful information for marketing their work, including photographing and framing, selling at art fairs, getting into juried shows, and selling over the Internet. Selling Art Without Galleries empowers artists everywhere to take control over their careers and find a market for their art. ¥ Easy-to-follow, in-depth advice on the marketing of art ¥ Follow-up to The Business of Being an ArtistÑ35,000 copies sold! ¥ Exclusive information on "thinking outside the gallery" from other artists

The Successful Artist s Career Guide

The Successful Artist s Career Guide Author Margaret Peot
ISBN-10 9781440309304
Year 2012-02-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher North Light Books
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With real-world advice on everything from bidding for freelance jobs and pricing artwork, to filing for taxes, to building a network of connections within the community, readers will learn to navigate the business of being an artist. Exercises and worksheets help readers figure out where their interests and strengths lie and how to use these to their advantage. Interviews with artists who have carved out successful careers for themselves and an index of useful organisations and list of additional reading provide further resources to would-be professional artists.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist Author Tad Crawford
ISBN-10 9781581157710
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this highly acclaimed reference presents an in-depth view of the legal issues visual artists face, and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work.

Launching Your Art Career

Launching Your Art Career Author Alix Sloan
ISBN-10 1514628449
Year 2015-07-08
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Written by a gallerist for artists, this encouraging, easy-to-read handbook includes advice and information to help artists successfully launch or accelerate their careers. Topics include: Setting goals, networking, finding & creating exhibition opportunities, selling & pricing art, working with galleries, websites, artist statements, studio management and much more. Also included: Online resources and additional advice from over forty working artists and art dealers. Contributing Artists: Rick Araluce, Carrie Ann Baade, Ali Banisadr, Rebekah Bogard, Benjamin Britton, Mia Brownell, Charles Clary, Peter Drake, Cara Enteles, Roni Feldman, Lori Field, Eric Finzi, Camille Rose Garcia, Julie Heffernan, Seonna Hong, David Humphrey, David Kramer, Martin Kruck, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, Martha Rich, Jean-Pierre Roy, Judith Schaechter, Tony Shore, Aaron Smith, Sarah Trigg, Hanna von Goeler, Didier William and Brad Woodfin. Contributing Gallerists: Kirsten Anderson (Roq la Rue), Noah Antieau (Red Truck Gallery), William Baczek, Zach Feuer, Bert Green, Ken Harman (Spoke Art & Hashimoto Contemporary), Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace), Allegra LaViola (Sargent's Daughters), Jayme McLellan (Civilian Art Projects), Jen Rogers & Kerri Stephens (Varnish Fine Art), Billy Shire (La Luz de Jesus), Mindy Solomon, Linda Warren, Mark Wolfe, and Marcia Wood. Alix Sloan has over twenty years experience in the arts as a curator, consultant, private dealer and gallerist. She regularly shares her expertise in art school lectures and one-on-one consultations, helping artists focus their goals, create strategies and understand what it takes to build and maintain a long-term career in the arts. In this guide, Sloan makes the information every artist needs available in one accessible, straightforward guide. Whether you're just getting started or feeling stuck, "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists," provides proven, real-world strategies to help you advance your career.

The Business of Being an Artist

The Business of Being an Artist Author Daniel Grant
ISBN-10 9781621534693
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The fifth edition of this updated and expanded classic provides visual artists with an in-depth guide to developing and building a career as a professional artist. Veteran art writer Daniel Grant weaves the words and experiences of dozens of practicing artists throughout this informative volume to describe their real-life challenges and the solutions they found to overcome them. Grant covers everything from art gallery etiquette to the legal rights of artists, including chapters on: Making the transition from school to the working world Searching for funding through grants and fellowships Developing relationships with art dealers Handling criticism and rejection How to stay safe in the studio Finding a variety of ways to get paid in the new economy New to this edition are expanded sections that look at utilizing exhibition venues from sidewalk fairs to regional biennials to national parks, selling in other countries, talking with collectors about your art and yourself, avoiding the perils of defamation, transporting and travelling with art, using “greener” materials, and the experience of becoming an artist later in life and of artists’ children. The Business of Being an Artist is an invaluable resource for art students, aspiring artists, and professional artists who want to learn all there is to know about successfully navigating the world of art.

I d Rather be in the Studio

I d Rather be in the Studio Author Alyson B. Stanfield
ISBN-10 0983146209
Year 2011
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher
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Offers a guide to help develop, maintain, and grow an art career, including how to create a marketing plan, use traditional and Internet avenues to attract potential clients and followers, and handle financial transactions.

The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist Enhanced Edition

The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist  Enhanced Edition Author Margaret Lazzari
ISBN-10 9780495910268
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, THE PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This ENHANCED SECOND EDITION continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist’s career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, making digital images, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school, with added emphasis on art in the digital age. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Artist s Guide

The Artist s Guide Author Jackie Battenfield
ISBN-10 9780786748068
Year 2009-06-09
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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Using a “tough love approach” to pursuing a career in the visual arts, Jackie Battenfield expands on her highly successful classes and workshops to provide a comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful “Reality Check” interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals. The result is an inspiring, experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can easily apply to their own career.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life Author Sharon Louden
ISBN-10 9781783200122
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Intellect Books
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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.

Letters to a Young Artist

Letters to a Young Artist Author Anna Deavere Smith
ISBN-10 9780307487445
Year 2008-12-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. From the Trade Paperback edition.