How to Be an Artist

. This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our ...

Author: Jerry Saltz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593086473

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind Your Shirt Or Your Creative Compass A Practical Guide

The term working artist should not refer to the amount of money made at the
practice. ... When no one is clamoring for our artistic efforts—or when we feel our
society's handprints on our back, chomping at the bit for monetary and success ...

Author: JoAnneh Nagler

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575114

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Be true to your artistic self—but don’t quit your day job. Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn’t finding time to pursue your passions, don’t fall for this line: “Do what you love and the money will follow.” The world is full of starving artists, but you don’t need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art—but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how tohave a well-supported, well-lived life—and make art at the same time. Learn how to: Answer your own artistic callings and get to your art work Give up starving and struggling and build a supported, creative daily life Manage time, money, and day jobs with easy-to-learn, simple tools Develop rock-solid creative work ethics and motivational skills No matter what kind of creative person you are, this book has the tools you need to live the life you’ve always wanted to live—right now, and for your whole life long.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

REJECTING THE MYTH OF THE ARTIST Over many years our society has
created a myth about what it means to be an artist. Perpetuated consciously and
subconsciously by artists and nonartists, this myth is based on trading off many of
the ...

Author: Caroll Michels

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466818034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 940

The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist," (The New York Times) with a brand-new chapter on Internet art marketing Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field. Most notably, this sixth edition contains an entirely new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal Web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your Web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. She also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art, and finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels's site the Artist Help Network, is fully revised.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

right to be an artist. For example, the myth tells us that struggle, complexity, and
suffering are necessary components of creativity, and without these key elements
an artist will stagnate. The myth tells us that the desire for comfortable lives and ...

Author: Carol Michels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621536181

Category: Art

Page: 999

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“Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo. New chapters discuss such topics as: New business models for artists: Going to the extreme The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn’t work The confusion between the “art-buying public” and the “general public” and their differences New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer’s agenda Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.

How to Become a Famous Artist and Still Paint Pictures

We get color scheme in place of art. Best of all, what we get won**t offend a
single customer. Like city architecture and the interiors of corporate boardrooms,
most of it isn**t interesting enough to draw attention to itself. There**s no subject
 ...

Author: W. Joe Innis

Publisher: InnisArt

ISBN: 0595144551

Category: Art

Page: 268

View: 948

A successful international artist offers a no-holds-barred approach to making it in the arts and selling your work. "This profound, funny book, full of hard truths and smart advice, is must reading for artists. Read it and you just might transform your life and jolt your art career awake! Are you ready for some high voltage inspiration? Then come listen to the master's voice." —Eric Maisel, A Life in the Arts "The best bunch of advice I've ever seen for someone who is serious about this crazy addiction called art." —Barnaby Conrad, artist and best-selling author.


Art School

(propositions for the 21st Century) Steven Henry Madoff. HOW TO BE AN ARTIST
BY NIGHT Raqs Media Collective The professional sphere of contemporary art
subsists within a larger. 7 7 How to be An Artist by Night.

Author: Steven Henry Madoff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262134934

Category: Art

Page: 373

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Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of art education in today's dramatically changed art world. The last explosive change in art education came nearly a century ago, when the German Bauhaus was formed. Today, dramatic changes in the art world--its increasing professionalization, the pervasive power of the art market, and fundamental shifts in art-making itself in our post-Duchampian era--combined with a revolution in information technology, raise fundamental questions about the education of today's artists. Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) brings together more than thirty leading international artists and art educators to reconsider the practices of art education in academic, practical, ethical, and philosophical terms. The essays in the book range over continents, histories, traditions, experiments, and fantasies of education. Accompanying the essays are conversations with such prominent artist/educators as John Baldessari, Michael Craig-Martin, Hans Haacke, and Marina Abramovic, as well as questionnaire responses from a dozen important artists--among them Mike Kelley, Ann Hamilton, Guillermo Kuitca, and Shirin Neshat--about their own experiences as students. A fascinating analysis of the architecture of major historical art schools throughout the world looks at the relationship of the principles of their designs to the principles of the pedagogy practiced within their halls. And throughout the volume, attention is paid to new initiatives and proposals about what an art school can and should be in the twenty-first century--and what it shouldn't be. No other book on the subject covers more of the questions concerning art education today or offers more insight into the pressures, challenges, risks, and opportunities for artists and art educators in the years ahead. Contributors Marina Abramovic, Dennis Adams, John Baldessari, Ute Meta Bauer, Daniel Birnbaum, Saskia Bos, Tania Bruguera, Luis Camnitzer, Michael Craig-Martin, Thierry de Duve, Clémentine Deliss, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Hans Haacke, Ann Lauterbach, Ken Lum, Steven Henry Madoff, Brendan D. Moran, Ernesto Pujol, Raqs Media Collective, Charles Renfro, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Michael Shanks, Robert Storr, Anton Vidokle

The Guide to Becoming a Professional Artist

This guide will help you derive a decent income, doing what you love doing best. This guide will give you the opportunity to realize your vision, and share it with the public.

Author: Harry Israel

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460218892

Category: Art

Page: 56

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Having sold millions of dollars of fine art in a career spanning over 30 years, veteran art consultant Harry Israel lays out in simple, easy to follow steps, a basic plan to become a professional artist. From the novice who is just starting out, to the experienced artist that wants to take his career up to the next level; you will find this to be an indispensable guide. You will learn how to: Develop a presentation package of your art. Retail price your art. Investigate the potential market for your art. Gain entry into high-end galleries. Develope a stable of fine art galleries to represent your art. This guide will move you from a recreational pastime, to supporting yourself as a working artist. This guide will help you derive a decent income, doing what you love doing best. This guide will give you the opportunity to realize your vision, and share it with the public.


How to Make Money as an Artist

The 7 Winning Strategies of Successful Fine Artists Sean Moore.
INTRODUCTION. How to Make Money as an Artist is a handy, easy-to-use
guidebook for the working fine artist. Its compact size makes it easy to carry with
you and refer to when ...

Author: Sean Moore

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569764441

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 111

A straightforward guide for creating a marketing package, getting a gallery, finding an artist representative, and obtaining free or low-cost advertising.

The Artist s Guide to Grant Writing

How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and
Performance Artist Gigi Rosenberg. this book teaches how to withstand painful
emotions and cultivate compassion and courage, no matter the chaos of the
present ...

Author: Gigi Rosenberg

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823027228

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 557

The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that they can finance their artistic dreams.

Art Inc Sneak Preview

The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist Lisa Congdon, Meg
Mateo Ilasco ... I am always delighted when I hear stories of artists using their
talents to become entrepreneurs, and it's something that happens more and more
 ...

Author: Lisa Congdon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452144265

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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Want a sneak peek? Download this free sample of Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon and Meg Mateo Ilasco. Artists who dream of turning their passion into a career need only the expert guidance in Art, Inc. Lisa Congdon unveils the multiplicity of ways to make a living from art—including illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, and teaching—and offers practical advice on cultivating a business mindset, selling and promoting work, and more. Trade secrets from art world pros including such luminaries as Paula Scher, Nikki McClure, and Mark Hearld make Art, Inc. the ultimate resource for aspiring artists ready for success.

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

St. John mastered the Scriptures not to say something new, but to say something
old in a new way. In other words, because the preacher is an artist in Christ, he
refuses to throw out the wisdom of the past. One of the key ways to learn and ...

Author: Trygve David Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872148

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.

How to Think about the Great Ideas

You will recall that last week I proposed to you a generic, a most general
meaning for the term “art,” that art referred to any ... And in the light of that generic
meaning of art as skill in making, it followed that art exists in the mind of the artist,
in the ...

Author: Mortimer Adler

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812694120

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 904

Presents a collection of conversations exploring the key concepts, principles, and ideas of Western philosophy, addressing such topics as democracy, law, good and evil, emotion, language, and truth.

To Be an Artist

Sixteen artists discuss their work and the role of artists in society.

Author: Camille Colatosti

Publisher: E L Kurdyla Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781617510045

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 101

Sixteen artists discuss their work and the role of artists in society. Among those included are musicians Nona Hendryx, Bobby McFerrin, Victor Wooten, Janis Ian, Michael Bearden, and William Banfield; visual artists China Blue, Ellen Priest, Greg Jaris; choreographer-dancer-director Otis Sallid; writers Doug Stanton, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and Bruce George; and photographer Henry Diltz.

The Art and Craft of Pedagogy

This also allows dynamics to emerge between students and artist mentors that
can be quite different from those often found between students and teachers.
Through this hiring process, students, for example, may be positioned as those
who ...

Author: Richard Hickman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441133216

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Richard Hickman considers effective teaching across the curriculum, examining the notion that successful teachers of art and design are amongst the best teachers of any subject with much to offer outside their discipline in terms of pedagogy. The case study approach focuses on adolescent learning, although much of what is considered is applicable to all ages and phases of education, to consider the following questions: What are the characteristics of successful art teaching? How do individual life experiences inform art teachers' teaching? How in turn might others benefit from their pedagogical practices? Using self-portraiture, autoethnography and autobiography, Hickman draws together the varied experiences of a group of art teachers to explore a range of issues, including identity, learning environment and the nature of the teacher/learner relationship, which are discussed with clarity and imagination.

On Being an Artist

Apparently you can't see art as a serious pursuit, as something through which an
artist can contribute to the betterment of society. But I had to create art because I
had a lot of pain inside me and I needed to ease the pain. That's how an artist ...

Author: Judith Weinshall Liberman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469732275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 171

Judith Weinshall Liberman, best known for her Holocaust-themed artwork, explores the creative process in this collection of three plays, a libretto, and black-and-white reproductions of twenty-five of her original artworks. The plays and libretto are all semi-autobiographical and express insights about writing and art that shes gained through half a century of honing her craft. In Soul Mate, which was inspired by Libermans collaboration with a gifted young composer on her first musical play, a woman in her eighties struggles to accept constructive criticism, and in the process discovers that her mentor is her soul mate. Vincents Visit tells the story of an elderly artist visited by Vincent Van Gogh, whos been dead for more than a century. Judith and Anne dramatizes an encounter between the playwright and Anne Frank. To Be an Artist integrates elements from Vincents Visit and Judith and Anne into a musical play in which the characters express themselves through frank dialogue and in twenty lyrics that provide insight into their minds and hearts. Reproductions of artwork help readers better understand the themes in each work as well as the authors insight into On Being an Artist.

Zen drawing a new way to become an artist

Zen Art The Eastern vision of the mind is different from that in the West. In the
West,we consider our mind to be reality, while in the East the mind is considered
an obstacle in perceiving reality as it is. This is the fundamental difference
between ...

Author: Michelle Dujardin

Publisher: Buddhas at Home

ISBN: 9081932314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

View: 874

This eBook is derived from the hardcover book called 'the Zen drawing Pack', which was published in October 2014 by Rockpoint publishers and as an eBook called 'The Zen drawing eBook' by the authors. In this eBook called 'Zen drawing - a new way to become an artist', the authors have put less emphasis on the Zen Buddhism background of Zen drawing and more emphasis on the artistic benefits that can be found by using the techniques described in the hardcover book. For instance by adding a chapter on the use of watercolors and ink. As with all their books on Zen drawing, this eBook is based on the works of Frederick Franck and Betty Edwards. In this eBook artist Michelle Dujardin helps you to awaken your inner artist and add soul to your sketches by ignoring conventional drawing techniques and focus on really seeing your subject. Michelle helps you achieve a meditative state just by changing the way you see a subject, and allow your hands to follow the movement of your eyes. When you trust your own drawing reflex, the art that you create will become more expressive and beautiful than what you've done before. Not great with a pencil? Don't worry, everyone can learn to draw this way and you don't need any special talent or class. For any level of artist, from a beginner with little talent to an illustration expert, Zen drawing is not about making perfect pictures, it is about the experience of drawing, finding inspiration, and connecting to the world around you.

Art and Innovation

The Xerox PARC Artist-in-residence Program Craig Harris. tling away. Eventually
it gets to be, "Well, I'm not going to make a piece about the whole city. Now it's
just going to be this one particular cable car. Now it's just going to be the brake ...

Author: Craig Harris

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262082754

Category: Art

Page: 293

View: 108

Exploring a radical combination of research, art and new media. The idea behind Xerox's interdisciplinary Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is simple: if you put creative people in a hothouse setting, innovation will naturally emerge. PARC's Artist-in-Residence Program (PAIR) brings artists who use new media to PARC and pairs them with researchers who often use the same media, though in different contexts. This is radically different from most corporate support of the arts, where there is little intersection between the disciplines. The result is both interesting art and new scientific innovations. Art and Innovation explores the unique process that grew from this pairing of new media artists and scientists working at the frontier of developing technologies. In addition to discussing specific works created during several long-term residencies, the artists and researchers reveal the similarities and differences in their approaches and perspectives as they engage each other in a search for new methods for communication and creativity. Contributors Marshall Bern, David Biegelsen, Michael Black, Jeanette Blomberg, John Seely Brown, Margaret Crane, Paul De Marinis, Jeanne C. Finley, Rich Gold, Craig Harris, Steve Harrison, David Levy, Constance Lewallen, Dale MacDonald, Judy Malloy, Cathy Marshall, Scott Minneman, John Muse, Susan Newman, Joel Slayton, Lucy Suchman, Randy Trigg, Stephen Wilson, Jon Winet, Pamela Z

How to Market and Sell Your Art Music Photographs and Handmade Crafts Online

artistic people to realize their dreams of making a living from their creative works.
The Internet has opened up a whole new world for artists and craftspeople alike
— a world in which creative people have endless opportunities to be seen and ...

Author: Lee Rowley

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601381468

Category: Art

Page: 288

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You are creative, you are an artist or a photographer, you have a hobby or craft, something you absolutely love to do, and you are good at it. But you may be asking yourself, How do I market my work? How do I turn this into a real money making business? The answer lies between the covers of this new book. You will learn the steps you need to take to successfully sell your artwork or crafts even if you have no experience with marketing and even if you hate to sell. As with many other business segments, the Internet and technology have opened up the world and made it your marketplace. You and I, working from the comfort of home, are now on an even playing field with the largest retailers. This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get your marketing message into the hands of your customers. You will learn about online galleries, designing your Web site cyber stores, arts and crafts search engines, publicity sources, online forums, auction sites, online marketing, e-mail marketing, and search engine marketing. You also will learn of over 300 Web sites on which you can sell your artwork, music, or crafts. This specialized book will demonstrate, step by step, how to inexpensively market and promote your artwork easily and, most important, profitably. You will learn how to quickly find new customers and keep existing ones buying more by using technology and low cost marketing devices that take little or no time on your part. You will learn to develop a marketing plan using hundreds of practical marketing ideas that will help you disseminate your artwork all over the world. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.