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Art/work : everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your art career / Heather Darcy Bhandari, Jonathan Melber.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501146169
  • ISBN: 1501146165
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Free Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The big picture -- Groundwork -- Submission materials -- Promotion -- Opening your studio -- Sustaining your practice (with money and stuff) -- Showing your work -- Rejection : it's not you, it's them -- Getting your work to the show -- Consignments -- Loans and commissions -- The commercial gallery courtship -- Gallery representation -- Representation agreements -- And you're off.
Summary, etc.:
The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career. This fully revised and updated edition of Art/work shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in the highly competitive art world.
The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed." Whether you're an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will help you build your career and protect yourself along the way. Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers. You have to do it all yourself, at least until you find gallery representation -- and even then, there are important business and legal issues you need to understand to stay in control of your career and ensure you're being treated fairly. Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walk you through these issues so that you can essentially act as your own manager and agent. They show you, for example, how to tackle business basics such as tracking inventory and preparing invoices; how to take legal precautions like registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; how to use promotional tools like websites and business cards; and how to approach career decisions such as choosing the right venue to show your work.--Google Books.
Subject: Art > Vocational guidance > United States.
Art > Vocational guidance.
United States.