Renée Phillips is the founder and director of Manhattan Arts International (www.ManhattanArts.com). Known as “The Artrepreneur Coach,” she offers art marketing advice and coaching to artists worldwide. She is the author of several books and the Artist Success Package. She has organized more than 50 exhibitions including 7 annual “Celebrate The Healing Power of ART”. She invites you to join her group Manhattan Arts International on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter @reneephillipsny, and join her at www.Facebook.com/ReneePhillipsArtCoach.
For your purposes, you should define “collectors” as any individuals or companies that may be interested in your work and are willing to pay the price you ask.
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The extraordinary artists featured in this article have found their unique and special purposes as teachers and are eager to share their passion and philosophy about their teaching skills.
Your work may have less than one minute to make an impact.
The following article is based on an excerpt from Renée Phillips’ upcoming book Vision, Passion & Purpose: Artists as World Changers.