If you can provide grant reviewers with a strong argument for your being trustworthy and organized, you will greatly increase your chances of receiving the grant. Offer to file reports documenting your progress and how you have used the funds. ~ Greg Galvin
The best criticism is instructive — pointing out strengths and weaknesses and offering the artist possible solutions or alternative approaches. ~ Matthew Daub
Make sure, as best as you can, to come to a “clean end” with the closing gallery, including getting your art back and getting paid any outstanding monies.
We often associate the word “criticism” with negativity, but that should not be the case. A good critique takes a work apart and puts it back together again, both technically and conceptually. ~ Matthew Daub
Get out of the studio, get away from the computer and get inspired. No amount of online networking can replace this human interaction that involves all the senses. ~ Alyson B. Stanfield
Connections are critical for everyone’s art career. Being around other artists can build your confidence, support you emotionally and challenge you to do better work. Artist salons can help with fomenting intimate friendships. ~ Alyson B. Stanfield
Often embedded in our best mature work are things from long ago and far away that are just unforgettable, if only we stop to remember them.
I believe the artist who cares to take time selecting an appropriate title has considered the viewer’s total experience.
Through yearly dues, many professional artist organizations are able to offer educational opportunities to members. Associations with local chapters often have classes for artists who are looking to learn a new technique or brush up on older skills. ~ Louise Buyo
Networking is essential to furthering an artist’s career; professional artist organizations provide a great place to start. Besides encouraging solidarity within a like-minded group, artist societies offer a ready support mechanism: an environment where people discuss their careers and current trends. ~ Louise Buyo
Access is better than ownership. One of the most remarkable aspects of a good collaboration is that you’re able to tap into the entire wealth of another person’s life experiences. ~ Milon Townsend
A collaboration will always be better if it is on the foundation of clarity and unity of purpose. An informed entity that will serve the goals of both or all the participants. ~ Milon Townsend
It is not critical that each party brings actual physical assets to a collaboration — knowledge can be just as valuable. Often parties learn new technical processes that they’ll be able to apply. ~ Milon Townsend
Big creative ideas that really matter to us can easily get lost. One way to help prevent such losses is to write a big idea on an erasable board.
Before you start filling bags with items you don’t want anymore or filling your recycling bins with unwanted cans, stop to think about all the possibilities of upcycling them.
The ideal collaboration brings together two or more artists with disparate abilities, visions and resources, and allows them to freely grow in new directions. ~ Milon Townsend
Cooperative galleries will have rules and regulations regarding exhibition of your work. Be sure to review any policies that may affect how it is displayed. ~ Milon Townsend
An artist cooperative with open membership is less likely to be as picky as a traditional gallery and more likely to contain a “diverse” amount of artwork. Decide if your artwork fits the space and whether the gallery will impress potential buyers. ~ Milon Townsend
I’ve gotten the most work by just putting up a page on my website titled “Hire Me” that says what I can do and how much it will cost. This invites commission offers from diverse sources. ~ Molly Crabapple