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Carry business cards and event postcards with you at all times. It keeps the door open for networking and looks professional. ~ Ligaya Figueras

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After a project ends, there is no assurance that the consultant will contact you again. That means you’ll need to make good efforts to maintain the relationship. ~ Gay Jervey

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A huge benefit for an artist working with a consultant is that often a client purchases multiple pieces from a single artist. ~ Gay Jervey

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Working with art consultants can provide artists with access to clients who otherwise may never encounter their work. ~ Gay Jervey

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Sites like LinkedIn can connect you to potential employers, promote your own skills, set up support groups, and search for job leads and contacts. ~ Renée Phillips

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LinkedIn can help you establish connections through which to sell your art, as well as find freelance, part-time or full-time jobs in the field. ~ Renée Phillips

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An Opportunity to Curate

The process of curating was quite enjoyable. … It is very different to look at others’ work and decide what is of interest to you when you are an artist yourself.

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If you get an email from a gallery, and it seems like a good opportunity for you, do your homework before plunking down any cash. ~ Diana Moses Botkin

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One of the best ways to deal with foreign purchase inquiries is to use a reputable online payment system, such as PayPal, and avoid accepting checks. ~ Diana Moses Botkin

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Another way to protect yourself against scams is to band together with other artists and keep each other aware of the scams being perpetrated. ~ Diana Moses Botkin

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A good protective measure an artist can take against scammers is to use a contact box on one’s website, rather than posting an email address. ~ Diana Moses Botkin

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It is always wise to maintain regular communication with your professional contacts. ~ Elena Parashko

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Art in 15 minutes a day

Using spare minutes to create or cultivate ideas for creation can be invaluable for busy artists.

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Are you repeating yourself?

Repetition can mean something differently for every artist. What matters is what it means to you.

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When interacting with career contacts, make sure you do not cross that fine line between being determined and becoming a nuisance. ~ Elena Parashko

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014

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Often, the difference between those who succeed and those who fail comes down to persistence. ~ Elena Parashko

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Very few things in life are achieved instantly — most will require an application of effort and time. ~ Elena Parashko

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It is important to establish a good reputation early in one’s career. ~ E. Brady Robinson

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During the early stages of an exhibition career, exposure is everything. Artists at these stages of their careers should begin with lower price points and increase their prices slowly as their careers emerge. ~ E. Brady Robinson

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