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How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
     

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul

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by Caroll Michels
 

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With new, expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market, this is the classic handbook that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist" (The New York Times)

With over 85,000 copies of previous editions sold, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the preeminent guide to taking control of your career and

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With new, expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market, this is the classic handbook that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist" (The New York Times)

With over 85,000 copies of previous editions sold, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the preeminent guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on over three decades of experience, Caroll Michels walks artists through the complicated process of balancing grants, gallery representation, private dealer sales, and a personal studio to ensure a public profile and a steady income. Included is a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various art disciplines.

The new edition of this indispensable resource is fully updated with strategies for using the Web — everything from designing presentation tools, to creating an entrepreneurial Web site for promoting work to agents and clients, to assessing online galleries. An expanded and updated appendix includes more than 1,100 resources such as Web designers, accounting and legal services for artists, internships, art colonies, and corporate and public art programs.

Author Biography: Caroll Michels, a successful sculptor, is a career coach who has worked with thousands of artists since 1978. She lives in East Hampton, New York.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the fourth edition:

"Provides the best overview of political and other aspects of the art world that I have ever come across. . . It is a bible that every artist should have." —Shannon Wilkinson, president, Cultural Communications, New York

"This book should be required reading for every exhibiting artist." —Ellen Rixford, Graphic News

"This self-help career book is the pick of the litter." —Donna Marxer, Artists' News

"Michels is filled with energy and ideas. . . Her experience is the reader's bonus." —American Artist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805055047
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Caroll Michels, a successful sculptor, is a career coach who has worked with thousands of artists since 1978. She lives in East Hampton, New York.

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How to Survive and Prosper As an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book that covers just about everything you'd ever want to know about building a career as an artist. There's also a really thorough bibliography with websites at the end (be sure you buy the latest edition; these go out of date fast). My only problem with the book is that there's very little help for a new artist on a low budget. And it's a bit 'wordy.' Still a valuable guide, though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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