- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Allworth Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581158688
- ISBN-13: 978-1581158687
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money 1st Edition
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hard-hearted. Tens of thousands of art school graduates and
self-educated artists enter the scene every year, and in their own way,
each wants to make a living from their work, while pursuing a
meaningful career. The prospects for success are slim, yet the flow
of new talent continues unabated.
In a remarkably useful guidebook for artists trying to find their
way, the artist Brainard Carey has spelled out in a clear and concise
manner, a series of strategies and techniques that, taken as a whole,
are the equivalent of that elusive course in real-world preparedness
that most art schools gloss over or simply ignore. In addition to
his thoughtful and thorough approach to the subject, Carey's candor
and complete lack of cynicism and posturing makes this book a
must-read for any emerging artist."
About the Author
Brainard Carey was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Yonkers. After attending undergraduate art school at SUNY Purchase, he moved to Rhode Island and opened a gallery and began publishing a literary magazine. Carey then moved back to New York City, where he met Delia Bajo, and cofounded Praxis, which was invited to be in the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and to be in a solo show there in 2007, as well as other venues around the world. Carey also has a mentoring/ educational business that helps artists to write grants, exhibit, and advance their careers. He splits his time between New York City and a studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he has a radio show on Yale radio WYBC called The Art World Demystified.
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I don't think I would have had the courage, or downright audacity to what I am doing (and rather successfully) had I not had access to Brainard Carey. I believe his ideas and advice are some of the best and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any artist at any level of their career. It truly is a must have for you library.
As I first began reading Brainard's book, I was totally impressed by the way he approached a professional artist through empowering thought processes. He has an incredible way of providing tools to help you to undergo the process to make it happen for yourself as an artist without giving your power away to anyone else. He guides you into thinking outside of the box, letting go of your preconceived conditioned beliefs in regard to the difficulties of achieving your goals.
I have always helped others with marketing approaches but it is so different when you must promote yourself. I have gained more confidence in how I need to present myself, the risks I will need to take and their execution.
Thank you Brainard... I am excited about becoming a detective and going for it all....
The art world and it's structures are demystified here in a series of exercises given by Brainard that also substitute as personal psychological insight as to why it still hasn't happened for you yet.
If you need a practical approach to "making it in the art world" this book is for you....
Carmelo Blandino fine artist