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Title:
Art, Inc. : the essential guide for building your career as an artist
Author:
Congdon, Lisa, author.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
184 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art--through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond.
Language:
English
Contents:
Ch. 1. You are an artist -- Ch. 2. Getting down to business -- Ch. 3. Promoting your work -- Ch. 4. Selling your art -- Ch. 5. Exhibitions and galleries -- Ch. 6. Illustration and licensing -- Ch. 7. Managing the ebb and flow of success.
ISBN:
9781452128269
Format :
Book

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Audubon Library N8350 .C58 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Career
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You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art--through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools--and the confidence--to turn your passioninto a profitable business.
LEARN HOW TO: * Set actionable goals * Diversify your income * Manage your bookkeeping * Copyright your work * Promote with social media * Build a standout website * Exhibit with galleries * Sell and price your work * License your art * Acquire an agent * And much more


Author Notes

Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, illustrator, and writer. A serial entrepreneur, she launched her first business in 1999 and is the author of several books on the topic, includingCraft, Inc.,Creative, Inc., andMom, Inc. She is also the cofounder and creative director of home and lifestyle magazineAnthology. Meg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lisa Congdon first started making art as a hobby in 2001, and five years later began showing and selling her work. Today, Lisa makes a full-time living as an illustrator and fine artist. Known for her colorful and intricate paintings, drawings, and pattern designs, Lisa works for clients around the world illustrating books and stationery and designing fabric and housewares. She is the author of the bookWhatever You Are, Be a Good One, and she has participated in numerous exhibitions, including shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery. Lisa keeps a daily blog about her life, work, and inspirations called Today is Going to be Awesome. She lives in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Fields is a writer, entrepreneur, and founder of Good Life Project#65533;. He is the author ofCareer Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love andUncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance. In 2013,Forbes magazine named Jonathan's website, jonathanfields.com, one of the top 100 websites in the world for entrepreneurs. He lives in New York City.


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Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Nearly everything an artist, aspiring artist, or designer needs to know to earn a living through making art is contained here. Rather than teaching specific drawing or painting techniques, Congdon (Whatever You Are, Be a Good One) describes how to have a successful business practice in support of one's craft. Chapters address the ways money can be made, including illustration, licensing, sales of original art and of prints, and teaching. Advice on a host of business and professional concerns not usually discussed in art schools is dispensed in an encouraging voice. Interviews with working artists of various backgrounds appear throughout. Most important, Congdon discards the myth of the "starving artist," replacing this tired notion with that of the thriving, successful creative person who is able to do what they love and get paid to do it. VERDICT A useful resource for young adults, emerging artists, and creative people of all ages who seek a career change. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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