Create Opportunities

Make things happen for showing your art, selling your art, and teaching art.

(Rather than waiting for the invitations to appear, a knock on the door, or an email in your inbox.)

Make this a time to assume the power you already have but probably aren't using to its fullest.

Commit to CREATING rather than WAITING.

Start immediately.

artist Jan Alice pointing at a billboard featuring her
Our member Jan Alice Keeling takes advantage of the opportunity to have her art on a Nashville billboard.

How great it would be if you could stay in your studio and wait to be discovered? You can absolutely try that and I'll be the first to extend sincere congratulations if it works for ya!

But most of us don't have that luxury. We have to be intentional.

Are any of these true for you? 

artist Julie Dzikiewski

Take Charge

You are the CEO of your art business. You alone are responsible for your success.

This means understanding your financials and being deliberate about planning for growth.

If you want a successful art business and career, you can't wait for it to happen to you. You need to (1) know exactly what you want and (2) take consistent action toward your goals.  

You can absolutely do this on your own or with our support, guidance, and accountability.

Gain control of your art business like our community member Julie Dzikiewicz.

Time to be intentional with your goals.

Use our support as you create opportunities for yourself and your art.

Just $360 or 3 payments of $130 ($390)


My income increased 600% after starting 2020 with the Income Accelerator! It was all due to your program. I have been in “business “ since the 1980s. I have never had a year like this.

The best part is seeing that I really can make a living as an artist. I never really believed it before. I can’t express how life changing and confidence boosting this program has been!

– Lina Ferrara


What on earth was I doing before the Art Biz Accelerator*?! 

Getting it all down on paper, visualizing it, was critical. Once I did this I could see strategies to help me reach my goal.

The best part is seeing that I really can make a living as an artist. I never really believed it before. I can’t express how life changing and confidence boosting this program has been!

– Caroline Bullock

Accelerating Your Income is one of the modules in Create Opportunities

What's Included


Our programs are all about implementation, but we draw from our extensive library to provide these lessons when you need them. Topics, weighted on finding venues and increasing income, are outlined on this worksheet, which you'll use inside the program.


4 months membership in the Art Biz Connection, where members actively engage with one another in our forum hosted by Mighty Networks. My team and I facilitate regular discussion around topics that help you consider what is possible in your art business and life.


We lead live Zoom sessions with breakout rooms so you can talk about business challenges and strategies with other artists—without the fluff. On the calendar of events these are noted as strategy sessions, studio talks, and get it done days.

Primary Modules for Create Opportunities
Create Opportunities Supporting Modules

See what's coming up in your membership on our community calendar of events.

How would it feel to begin a new season of your art business with intention?

Or to get back on track with where you were before < take your pick: Covid, divorce, bad health, family death, children, grad school, …> ?

Ready to create opportunities?

Join us! Just $360 for all the learning and 4-month community support while you are implementing.

or 3 payments of $130 ($390)

Take charge! Attract, search, and go after the opportunities that will help you get to that next level.

Get extra clear about the best venues for showing, selling, and teaching.

Make a plan to increase your income using my proven Income Accelerator.

Discover whether or not galleries are right for you and, if they are, how to approach them.


I was most impressed with your focused delivery of information, and that we can get answers to our questions in real time during the live sessions. You are so supportive of us but also are realistic in what you encourage us to do.

I feel more confident working with you. You are a major part of my business team.

– Krys Pettit


I love how much great information you share with us! I love the structure of the assignments, which helps me actually DO the work. You have given me so much for my hard-earned money.

Before signing up with you, I was just floating around in a void, not knowing how to manage being a professional artist. I cannot even describe the difference you have made in my art life. 

– Connie Nobbe

My team and I would love to support you as you create opportunities that support your goals and long-term vision.

About Alyson

Alyson Stanfield is the chief instigator at Art Biz Success.

In 2001 she left a safe job as a director of education at an art museum to pursue work that was more meaningful to her. That leap of faith led to the creation of the opportunity that is now Art Biz Success.

She's the author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, leader of the Art Biz Connection community, and the host of The Art Biz podcast.

Alyson loves to work with clients with a growth mindset who like to challenge themselves with increasingly prestigious goals and opportunities.

There's no reason to postpone progress.

Start now!

Just $360 or or 3 payments of $130.



Thanks again for being so committed and engaged with your students.

When I signed up for this course I did not expect the level of attention you provide to us, it makes a huge difference and exponentially increases the value!

– Lynne Mitchell

We're waiting for you.

Join our intentional artists who are waiting to connect with you.

$360 or 3 payments of $130 ($390)

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