You probably recognize successful artists when you see them, but have you taken the time to explore the definition for yourself?
Each student, client, and member of Art Biz Success has his or her own definition for the word. We honor that without emphasizing a particular path.
FOR SOME ARTISTS, SUCCESS MEANS HAVING THEIR ART IN MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS.
FOR OTHERS, IT'S REACHING A CERTAIN INCOME GOAL OR SIMPLY RECOUPING THEIR INVESTMENT IN ART SUPPLIES.
Successful artists research the available opportunities and identify potential roadblocks—making plans to overcome those obstacles.
Successful artists have a consistent studio practice and are interested in gaining recognition and/or selling more of their art.
Successful artists also understand that they need a community in which to build their reputation and a community to support them during the process.
Straight out of grad school, I served as a liaison to local artists for their exhibition at the museum.
I founded Art Biz Coach after leaving museum work when artists began asking for help with their careers.
I began teaching online classes. So long ago that we first used Yahoo groups to stay in touch!
Art Biz Blog launched! I remember spelling b-l-o-g to artists at workshops who had no idea what I was talking about.
My book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, was first published and begins to help more artists become successful artists.
Art Biz Coach becomes Art Biz Success, emphasizing the goals we have for each of our students and clients.
How I Got Here and What It Means
Artists within the community are vital to the health of an art museum.
Most people aren’t privy to a visual education. It’s our job to teach them how to look at and appreciate art.
One’s success depends on building and maintaining relationships.
I buy art from artists I meet and like. It never hurts to meet more people and be nice to them. (See some of my collection below.)
Art history is a history of individuals, not of companies. Get your name out there.