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September 2010
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How is the fall festival season going for you so far? Prosperous, we hope! Our goal is to help you pursue your dreams, but, ultimately, you are responsible for your own art career success! Read Aletta de Wal's article on the topic and make sure you are doing all you can to further yourself on your path.

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You Are in Charge of Your Art Career!
by Aletta de Wal

Gone are the days of art professionals taking care of you. We are each responsible for our own lives and our own choices as artists. The sooner you learn to take control of your art career, the better.

  1. Sometimes it is just a matter of looking at things you already know, and assessing this information in an organized manner.
  2. Other times, you need to learn from the experience of artists who have gone before you, so that you can cut through the chaos and complexity to succeed more quickly at making a living making art.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, most galleries took artists under their wing, developed their careers and handled most or all of the aspects of showing and selling. For those services, they expected loyalty and took a small commission on sales. Many artists still want the illusion of security offered by representation (and some artists still find it!).

Times have changed... As the world embraced an entrepreneurial and individualistic approach to commerce, the art world followed. Now galleries come and go, commissions are larger and dealers do less for you. Read more


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