Making the Most of Your Mentorship

Making the Most of Your Mentorship

Mentoring relationships and skill based apprenticeships in the arts are not a thing of the past. If you are an emerging artist or perhaps re-emerging (returning to the art you have set aside for a while), consider finding yourself a mentor to help you through…

Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts

Being comfortable with networking takes time especially if this is something you typically avoid. It comes easier with practice! Here are some low risk ways to start breaking out of your introvert shell and begin to network. Coffee Dates: Grab a cup of coffee, get…

Navigating Commissions

Navigating Commissions

We’re talking commissions! This blog posts helps prepare you to navigate commissions including laying out expectations and having good communication to encourage the best outcome. Before You Accept a Commission Have clear expectations for what you will or won’t do. If you are a landscape…

Working with Clients

Working with Clients

Working with others is a necessity of being an artist. Creative partnerships and artistic collaborations happen creatively all the time. Business relationships with galleries and organizations also build over the span of your career. But another business based relationship that can develop in your career…

When a Project Goes Bad

When a Project Goes Bad

Artists love to work. We love creating art and we love being busy. But sometimes we catch ourselves in a project that suddenly was not what we thought it was! This posting is about that project that suddenly goes bad. While sometimes this is unavoidable,…