Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Surviving as an Artist

I have been watching this museum and wishing I was in the capital to be able to take part in their excellent program.  I'm attaching a good part of the email I just got because it might be an inspiration. Also, the Artist's Guide fits in with a discussion we had at our last book club meeting; namely, how do you make a go of it as an artist?

Business Practices for Artists: how to make an artist's life work   

Friday, May 11th @ 6:30pm 

This two-hour talk will go over the fundamental skills artists need to develop and sustain a professional life. Providing an overview of her widely acclaimed book,The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love,  Jackie Battenfield will cover tips on how to plan, promote, fund, organize, and build community. There will be time to address audience questions. 

Author, Jackie Battenfield, an artist who has supported herself from art sales for over twenty years, teaches career development programs for visual artists at the Creative Capital Foundation, and Columbia University. She is represented byAddison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC where her work is  on view through May 26th.  http://www.jackiebattenfield.com/

The Professional Development Speaker Series is a succession of lectures and workshops given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of artists. All talks take place at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street, NW in Washington, DC 20009.

Through "meet-the-artists" events, studio visits and other exclusive benefits, this dynamic group of art enthusiasts and patrons drives the artistic success of emerging visual artists and contributes directly to the vibrant contemporary art scene in Washington, DC. 

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