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Getting Your Sh*t Together: A Professional Practices Manual For Artists: By Karen Atkinson and GYST Ink Paperback – September 15, 2010
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Karen Atkinson begins her book Getting Your Sh*t Together by creating a checklist for personal goals. She advises the reader to make a diagram showing all the possibilities, including galleries, freelancing, agencies, etc. Then she advises choosing which ones are the most feasible, giving your economic and personal situation. Further chapters cover resumes, portfolios, photographing your artwork, and shipping artwork.
I recall a gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, where the director advised me on painting sizes. Her customers wanted nothing bigger than 18x24 inches, because most New Yorkers don’t have room for a bus-size painting. If you read Art Studio America, you can see how sculptor Artis Lane does her small statues in her kitchen, and her pieces are rarely more than 2 feet tall. If large works were her intention, she’d need a larger studio space, and that would incur rent, transportation costs, assistants, etc. Atkinson advises going through all these factors before you even start a project.
Studio space gets a full chapter in this book, and as usual, it begins with a questionnaire about the pros and cons. How much can you afford to spend on a studio? What kind of electricity will you need? What about sharing a studio? After going over all the possibilities, I wondered if it’s worth bothering about. Why not just make small drawings at home?Read more ›
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A great practical guide for the not practical career of being an artist!Published 16 months ago by Robert Kling
I don't recommend purchasing the Kindle version of this book.Published 18 months ago by Kristina Wheatman