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Starting your career as an artist : a guide for painters, sculptors, photographe
Wojak, Angie
Adult Nonfiction N6505 .W644 2011

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Part I - Self-Assessment and Developing a Career Plan
Chapter 1 - Myths about Artistsp. 15
The Guerrilla Girls' Guide to Behaving Badlyp. 19
Chapter 2 - Assessing Your Goals as an Artistp. 23
Take an Honest Inventoryp. 23
Using Your Inventoryp. 24
Taking Time to Reflect on Life and Workp. 25
Interview with Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazinep. 25
Part II - Exhibition Opportunities and Community Building
Chapter 3 - Galleries and Museumsp. 33
Galleriesp. 33
Interview with Elizabeth Heskin, Gallery Owner of Heskin Contemporary, New Yorkp. 36
Interview with Don Porcaro, Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons The New School for Designp. 38
Juried Showsp. 42
Art Fairsp. 42
Museumsp. 42
Interview with Claudine K. Brown, Director of Education for the Smithsonian Institution, formerly Director of the Arts and Culture Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundationp. 43
Interview with Sharon Louden, Exhibiting Artist and Educatorp. 46
Chapter 4 - Alternative Spaces: Breaking the Rules to Break Throughp. 47
Examples of Alternative Spacesp. 48
Interview with Radhika Subramaniam, Director and Chief Curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Designp. 54
Alternative Funding Modelsp. 56
Interview with Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Galleryp. 57
Chapter 5 - Creating a Strategy for Exhibiting Your Work by Rhonda Schallerp. 61
Embracing an Alternative Mind-setp. 62
The Art World Is Changingp. 62
Working until Dealers and Curatorsp. 63
Alternative Models vs. Commercial Modelsp. 64
Alternatives Venues that Use Commercial Modelsp. 65
Online Galleries, Art Registries, Art Files, Juried Shows, and Open Callsp. 65
Do You Want to Pursue an Alternative or Commercial Route?p. 68
The Power of Creating Your Own Opportunitiesp. 73
Chapter 6 - Community Building and Networking for Artistsp. 75
Building Your Communityp. 75
Assessiug Your Current Contactsp. 76
Networking as a Mind-setp. 76
ActivatingYour Network: An Artist's Perspectivep. 78
Networking Basicsp. 79
Interview with Melissa Potter, Multimedia Artist and Educatorp. 81
Mentorsp. 83
Interview with the Guerrilla Girlsp. 84
Part III - Setting Up and Maintaining a Studio Practice
Chapter 7 - Setting Up a Studiop. 89
Studio Considerationsp. 90
Interview with Thomas Wojak, Master Printer and Exhibiting Artistp. 91
The Studio Visitp. 96
Excerpt from an Interview with Sharon Louden, Exhibiting Artist and Educatorp. 95
Pricing Your Workp. 96
Open Studiosp. 96
Interview with Noah Davis, Exhibiting Artistp. 98
Chapter 8 - Health, Safety, and Emergency Relief for Artists with Monona Rossolp. 101
How Green is Your Studio?p. 101
Historical Background on Artists' Health and Safetyp. 102
Dangerous Materials and Equipment in the Studiop. 103
Legal Responses to Hazardous Art Materialsp. 106
Issues for Schoolsp. 107
Studio Safety 101p. 108
Interview with Craig Nutt, Director of Programs for Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)p. 111
Interview with Monona Rossol, Founder and President of Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safetyp. 113
Resources and Additional Informationp. 117
Insurance Resourcesp. 118
Part IV - Career Planning and Job Search
Chapter 9 - Writing Résumés, CVs, and Artists' Statementsp. 121
Résumés and CVsp. 121
What All Résumés and CVs Requirep. 123
Most Common Mistakes on Résumés and CVsp. 126
Sample Artist's Résumép. 127
Cover Lettersp. 129
Artists' Statementsp. 131
Chapter 10 - Making Your Alma Mater Work for Youp. 135
Utilizing Alumni Relationsp. 135
Career Servicesp. 137
Career Resources for Teachers and College Facultyp. 139
Chapter 11 - Graduate Schoolp. 141
Degree Programsp. 141
Interview with Bill Barrett, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Designp. 142
Teaching Optionsp. 143
Professional Goalsp. 143
Choosing the Right Timep. 144
Things to Consider When Selecting an MFA Program/Graduate Schoolp. 144
Alternatives to Graduate Schoolp. 148
Interview with James Ramer, Director of the MFA Photography Program at Parsons The New School for Design.p. 149
Chapter 12 - Gaining Experience and Earning Income: Internships, Jobs, and Studio Assistant Positionsp. 151
Internships and Artists' Assistant Positionsp. 151
Interning in Galleries and Museumsp. 153
Where to Find Internship Opportunities:p. 154
Interview with Carol Warner, Exhibiting Artistp. 154
Jobs: Earning Income and Supporting Your Artp. 156
Interview with Dennis Kaiser, Technician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New Yorkp. 162
Interview with Misty L. Youmans, Manager of Institutional Giving at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Artp. 164
Interview with Nate Fredenburg, Art Director at Tippett Studiop. 166
Interview Skillsp. 168
Chapter 13 - Exploring Teaching Optionsp. 171
Teaching Optionsp. 172
Excerpt from an Interview with Simone Douglas, Director of MFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons The New School for Designp. 175
Finding Jobsp. 179
Creating a Teaching Packet for Job Applicationsp. 179
Teaching Philosophyp. 180
Interview with Alexi Rutsch Brock, Artist and Teacherp. 181
Part V - Your Artistic Practice
Chapter 14 - Your Studio Practice as a Business by Carol Overbyp. 185
Why Wear Only One Hat?p. 185
Keeping Recordsp. 187
Making Ends Meetp. 190
Conclusionp. 193
Chapter 15 - Getting the Word Out: Promoting Your Workp. 195
Business Cardsp. 195
PostCardsp. 195
Press Releasep. 196
Inventory Listp. 196
Tracking and Sales Sheetsp. 196
Web Sites and Social Mediap. 196
Emerging Mediap. 297
Managing Your Digital Profilep. 197
Creating a Mailing Listp. 198
Determining Who You Want to Reachp. 199
Portfolios and Submission Materialsp. 200
Interview with David C. Terry, Senior Officer/Curator, Artists' Fellowships & AAE, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)p. 202
Interview with Jason Goodman, Executive Director/Cofounder of 3rd Wardp. 202
Chapter 16 - Legal Resources, Contracts, and Gallery Relationshipsp. 205
Artists and the Lawp. 205
Artists' Groupsp. 206
Lawyers for the Artsp. 206
The Visual Artists Information Flotlinep. 207
Basic Contractual Terms for the Sale of Original Artp. 207
Taxes: Income and Expensesp. 209
Record Keepingp. 210
Schedule C-EZp. 211
Forms of Doing Businessp. 211
Moral Rightsp. 212
The Visual Artists Rights Actp. 213
Copyright: Gaining and Keeping Protectionp. 215
What Is Copyrightable?p. 215
Artist-Gallery Partnerships and Consignmentsp. 217
For Further Legal Informationp. 219
Chapter 17 - Fund-raising for Artists by Kay Takedap. 221
The Funding Ecosystem: What You Need to Know Before You Start Fundraisingp. 221
The Landscape: Types of Fundersp. 222
Considerations for Individual Artistsp. 225
Applying for Fundingp. 226
Chapter 18 - Residencies: Space and Time to Think and Workp. 231
Benefits of Residenciesp. 232
Studio Programs and Equipment Programsp. 232
How to Make the Most of Residenciesp. 233
Resources for Seeking Residencies and Artists' Coloniesp. 233
Interview with Erin Donnelly, Special Projects Consultant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Councilp. 234
Interview with Angela Ringo: Artists' Residency at Skowheganp. 237
Chapter 19 - Lifelong Learning for Artistsp. 239
Interview with Theodore S. Bergerp. 239
Interview with Chuck Close, originally published as ôA Career in Art: An Interview with Chuck Closeö in CAA NEWS, College Art Association, Volume 30, Number 6, November 2005.p. 246
Interview with Robert Thillp. 250
Part VI - Refining Your Goals: Balancing Life and Work
Chapter 20 - Inspiration for Refining Your Goalsp. 261
Interview with Tim Gunn, chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. and Host of Project Runwayp. 265
Recommended Booksp. 268
Web Sites and Online Resourcesp. 269
Indexp. 277
About the Authorsp. 283


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