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Offline ArtByAWang

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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2012, 05:44:06 AM »
I attended the workshop.  I believe Mary will post the highlights from the discussion.
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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 09:03:10 AM »
to me a "professional artist" is one that wears fancy shoes when they make their work. possibly a vest.
never a t-shirt. that's so amateur.


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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 09:26:50 PM »
Hey A Hendricks:

If I were to say anything about the discussion, I would say that simply calling oneself an artist when asked was surprisingly difficult for some of the participants.  We talked about several basic parts to a Career (not just a job) in the Arts and it was lively.

It's not an easy career, but nothing tastes better than making art, when you're HUNGRY for it.   I stay hungry.

I hope we can keep this discussion going; it's good.


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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 06:20:00 AM »
to me a "professional artist" is one that wears fancy shoes when they make their work. possibly a vest.
never a t-shirt. that's so amateur.



Interesting.  A sweater vest or a suit one?

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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 06:58:23 AM »
Hey A Hendricks:

If I were to say anything about the discussion, I would say that simply calling oneself an artist when asked was surprisingly difficult for some of the participants.  We talked about several basic parts to a Career (not just a job) in the Arts and it was lively.

It's not an easy career, but nothing tastes better than making art, when you're HUNGRY for it.   I stay hungry.

I hope we can keep this discussion going; it's good.




Thanks for the summary. Much appreciated.

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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012, 06:29:33 PM »
Creative Marketing for Artists & Craftspeople
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        4:00pm - 5:00pm
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        Do you want to make a living as an artist or craftsperson? Not sure how to market yourself and your work? Are your art sales suffering? Carolyn Edlund, the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, will present a free talk on how to understand your target audience, how to reach them and how to sell to them. Also included are different methods of selling - including wholesaling and licensing art - and an overview of traditional and new ways to market your work. A Q&A session will help answer your individual questions about challenges in your creative career. www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org Contact: artsbizinstitute@gmail.com.


Here you go A. Wang. I'm going to try to make this one.

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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2012, 07:09:57 AM »
Here you go A. Wang. I'm going to try to make this one.

Cool!  I might try to go to that one....I'll have to see what my weekend schedule looks like....I am supposed to go to a BBQ with hubby....
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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2012, 07:33:13 PM »
to me a "professional artist" is one that wears fancy shoes when they make their work. possibly a vest.
never a t-shirt. that's so amateur.



This almost made me do a spit-take w my coffee. Thanks for the laugh. Definitely a suit vest all the way!

(This is also a good discussion, of course :-)
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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2012, 08:58:15 PM »
FYI -- I have been accepted as one of 37 artists for the Mini-Solos Show at The Touchstone Gallery in August.  The show is from August 2 to 30.  Opening reception is Friday, August 3 from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Touchstone Gallery is at 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.  Hope to see my new AOM friends there....
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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2012, 09:07:14 PM »
Congrats Wang that's awesome!

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Re: Career in the Arts Discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2012, 11:03:21 PM »
How wonderful, Jim! Great news