Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the other part of your art career.... You know, the non-art stuff....

So I finally got enough confidence in my own work and ability, to actually pursue art on a professional basis... but wait!!!  School never prepared me for, writing a press release, keeping inventory, writing a contract, maintaining a mailing list or building clientele.

I toyed with the idea of getting a rep, but the idea of paying a percent to a rep and a percent to a gallery and after art supplies, I was running in the red, made my stomach turn.  Thanks to the internet, I stumbled upon http://www.artbizcoach.com/ and her book ... "I'd rather be in the Studio".

I think the few dollars I spent on this book were the best monies I've ever invested in my art career.  Its all there, every single thing that was lacking in my college training.  

I'm not getting any kickbacks, and as you can see, I've not linked to Amazon to sell this.  It's just a great wealth of information and support from the business end of building your art career and I wanted to share Alyson's amazing wealth of information with you as well.

My show starts on May 1st, so I have many works in progress.  I will be making short sweet blogs of in-progress works over the next two weeks.



  1. Patrice, thank you! This is so nice! But you should get some kickbacks. You should become one of my affiliates and make some money for your troubles. I'd love for you to!

    Best wishes for an awesome show!

  2. Thanks a million times for the information and constant support you give to artists, and thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words.