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The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethovenís Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.
(Louis Kahn)

Information for Artists

A Starving Artist is NOT a Romantic Image!

  • Instruction and Inspiration
    • How to Become an Artist's Model: I get asked this a lot, so it was time to add a Web page on this topic.
    • Robert Genn's Creative, Inspirational Letter: Robert Genn's is one e-mail I really look forward to every Tuesday and Friday. It covers topics such as workspaces, pricing, galleries, Web marketing, regular marketing, creative blocks, relationships with non-artists and family, traveling, controversial subjects, etc. The clickbacks are fun too since people have interesting opinions or contributions on some topics. The correspondence is usually addressed to painters, but there are all kinds of creative people in this group. He also has a great section of the site devoted to quotes. [Bob died in 2014; but his daughter, painter Sara Genn continues on with the letters.]
    • Life Drawing Sessions: compiled by Andrew Cahner, includes listing for Austin, Texas, as well as other cities in the USA
    • ArtsJournal: Stay Informed! Free Weekly Top Arts News Stories e-Newsletter
  • The Business of Art
    • Art Biz Coach: Alyson B. Stanfield, Stanfield Art Associates, is a wonderful art coach (I took her museums class 2003) and you will enjoy her FREE weekly marketing e-newsletter. Go to her site to sign up!
    • Get Clients Now: C. J. Hayden writes the best marketing newsletter that I receive -- and it is free. Sign up today.
    • Clint Watson's Fine Art Views: a free email newsletter about art, marketing, inspiration and fine living for artists, collectors and galleries (and anyone else who loves art) .
    • Marcia Yudkin's Marketing Minute: brief, but useful marketing tip via e-mail each Wednesday
    • Empty Easel.com: lots of advice about selling art online with newsletter and so much more
    • ArtAdvice.com: Sylvia White dishes out the straight talk about surviving as an artist
    • Check out my store.
      (Thank you.)
    • Sunshine Artist: the monthly magazine for art festival & craft show exhibitors, promoters, buyers (They rate and list the best shows. Check out their online archives section.)
    • www.festivalnet.com: find art events in various parts of the country + biz tips (free newsletter)
    • How to Commission an Artist: this page was created by the dialogue via e-mail of a client with Kelly while she was Webmaster of the Texas Society of Sculptors' Web site. This is a good start for realizing the minimum of what the professional artist should deliver in a commission situation.
    • Sample Contract: just a starting point for things to consider before you accept a commission
    • US Copyright Office (on Library of Congress site): answers legal questions about this very important topic; includes application forms for visual and other artists
    • www.artbusiness.com This site has great info. for artists and collectors. Artists should read both sections (or articles) so they can pass this information on to their potential collectors!
    • www.jjkaufman.com need legal advice for the art biz? includes copyright info.
    • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts affordable membership for individual artists; support for non-profit arts organizations, too.
    • Art Shipping Tips UK-based
    • National Fine Arts Title Registry: Document the authenticity of your work. National Fine Arts Title Registration was established to track, organize and document works of art no matter what the value or origin . . .
    • www.artstaxinfo.com: Riley & Associates; tax info. for artists--visual, musical, & film artists, as well as writers
  • Miscellaneous



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