The Art Biz ep. 12: The Bumpy Road to Success: Stories from Our Clients

I believe in the power of being part of a dynamic group of ambitious people.

You can’t possibly get everything you need from a single person, and I can’t possibly know everything there is to know about artists’ businesses and careers. That’s why I created the Art Biz Inner Circle and why it has grown over the years.

Our members represent a wide range of media, personal goals, and geographical regions – including quite a few who are overseas. Yet they rely on one another for inspiration, motivation, strategies, and accountability.

©Robin Edmundson, Henbit Fields #1. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches. Used with permission.
©Robin Edmundson, Henbit Fields #1. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches. Used with permission.

Throughout the year, we have watched many of our members create and attain their stretch goals – several of them doubling (and more) their income from last year.

We supported members as they struggled and reorganized their plans. Yes, even the ones who attained their big goals encountered bumps along the road to success.

Our team of coaches is top-notch (I don’t trust just anyone with my clients).

In this podcast, I talk with Debby Williams and Cynthia Morris, who serve as coaches for our members in the Art Biz Inner Circle. We discuss the celebrations we witnessed as well as the many struggles our artists faced and we provide numerous tips to help with your artist journey.

Music: Keep It Simple by Wildermiss. Used with permission.
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The Inner Circle isn’t for everyone, but it is for you if you’re ambitious, committed, and want to explore how our ongoing support can benefit you.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read how we can help. Visit our site.

About My Guests


Cynthia Morris is an artist, author, workshop leader, and certified coach. Cynthia coaches you on the topics of motivation and mindset, getting unstuck, productivity on your terms, and time management that feels good. She also helps with writing projects and Instagram strategies.


Debby Williams has been a gallery curator, museum director, arts council grants coordinator, and head of public art programs. Debby is uniquely qualified to consult with Art Biz Inner Circlers on their professional presentation: artist statements, resumes, bios, cover letters, grant applications, and exhibition proposals.

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3 thoughts on “The Art Biz ep. 12: The Bumpy Road to Success: Stories from Our Clients”

  1. Love ???? this . Great ???????? thoughts on commitment , exhibitions etc . I know as an artist it’s tough being Alone working on Work and walking the exhibition trails . Janet

  2. I love the idea of ‘savoring’ a success. I think artists are often under so much pressure to make income, promote themselves constantly, etc. – the idea of celebrating a success is foreign to them. I think I’ll go out and get a pumpkin latte today to celebrate placing in a design contest this week… thanks for the idea and for the great podcast!

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