Professional Artist | March 2012 (Volume 26 · Number 2)


Umbria VII, 2011

By Jan Heaton

Watercolor on Fabriano cold-pressed 100% cotton paper, 22" x 22" (see page 16).

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04 Art as Alchemy: Part 1: The Power of the Artist

By Matthew Daub

07 Best Business Practices: Common Sense Practices for Working with Galleries

By Jodi Walsh

08 Dealing with Negative Feedback

By Elena Parashko

10 Fundraise Strategically: Excerpt from the book The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing

By Gigi Rosenberg

16 Dreaming in Color: The Evocative Watercolors of Jan Heaton

By Kim Hall

18 Strengthen Your Art Sales: How to Build Customer Loyalty

By Renée Phillips, The Artrepreneur Coach

21 Planning Your Art Business: Part 4: Goals, Dreams with Deadlines

By Robert Reed

24 Applying to Artist Residencies: How to Submit a Winning Proposal

By E. Brady Robinson

27 Inside the Residency Program at Skowhegan: Challenging Emerging Artists through Mentorship and Critique

By Stephen Knudsen

30 Free Residency Programs for Visual Artists


14 The Photo Guy: Choosing the Right Camera by Comparing Image Quality

By Steve Meltzer

22 Coaching the Artist Within: Tackling a Productive Obsession

By Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

32 Heart to Heart: Gratitude

By Jack White


02 From the Editor

By Kim Hall

33 The Listings: Compiled by the Professional Artist Team

Your best source for art opportunities. Find awards, galleries reviewing portfolios, grants, fellowships, juried shows, festivals, residencies, conferences and professional development courses.

40 Artist Spotlight: Debb VanDelinder

By Kim Hall

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