Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist

ISBN-10: 0155062026

ISBN-13: 9780155062023

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, this book is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This new edition continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist's career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work.
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List price: $83.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The Artwork Is Most Important
Developing Your Artwork
A Body of Work
Work Schedule
Describing Your Art
Formal Issues
Your Target Audience
Promoting Your Work
Artist Interview: John Baldessari
Making Connections
Museums and Commercial Galleries
Other Forms of Validation
Sources of Information
Print Sources
Online Sources
Artist Alliances
Artists' Groups
Artist Organizations
Government Art Agencies
Other Organizations
Skills Needed When Working with Groups
Making Things Happen
Artist Interview: Christi Atkinson
Getting Your Work Out And Seen
Taking Control of Showing Your Work
Options for Exhibition Sites
Sites for Performance Art
Web-Based Exhibitions
Guerrilla Art
Options for Artists in Small Cities and Rural Areas
Artist Interview: Barry McGee
Your Show
Exhibition Calendar
Mailing Lists
Press List
Art Professionals
Personal Supporters
Maintaining a Mailing List
Designing Announcements
Press Release and Press Kit
Press Release
Press Kit
Installing Your Exhibition
Preparing the Site
Installing Artwork
Considerations for Media Works
Signage and Didactic Material
Preparing for a Performance
Artist Interview: Michael McCaffrey
Documenting Your Work
Elements of Your First Resume
Later Resumes
Maintaining and Editing Your Resume
Privacy Issues
Resume Format
Artist Statement and Proposals
Artist Statement
Writing Style
Uses for Artists' Statements
Writing Proposal Statements
Dealing with Writer's Block
Visual Documentation
35-mm Slides and Flat Artwork
Notes on Photographic Film
Photographing Flat Artworks Indoors
Lighting Art with Photoflood Lamps
Taking Pictures
Photographing Sculpture Indoors
Point of View
Exposure and Focus
Photographing Artwork Outdoors
Editing, Masking, and Storing Slides
Other Formats for Flat Artwork and Sculpture
Digital Still Cameras
4 X 5-Inch Transparencies
Color Photographs
Video Documentation of Traditional Artwork
Documenting Performance
Making 35-mm Slides for Performances
Documenting Performance with Video
New Media Documentation
Film or Video
Disks and CD-ROMs
Shipping and Storing Tapes and Disks
35-mm Slides
Organizing Other Documentation
Artist Interview: Anne Bray
Presenting Your Work to Art Professionals or Clients
Your Web Site
Evaluating Other Artists' Web Sites
Plan Your Web Site
Building Your Web Site
Publicizing Your Web Site
Portfolios to Present Your Work
Cover Letter
Visual Documentation
Other Materials
Responses to Your Portfolio
Other Ways to Introduce Your Work
Proposal Packets
Meeting with Clients and Art Professionals
Artist Interview: Joyce Kozloff
Researching Galleries, Museums, and Other Art Venues
Commercial Galleries
Alternative Spaces
Media Centers
College Galleries
Galleries in Community Centers
Cooperative Galleries
Online Galleries
Municipal Galleries
Businesses as Art Venues
Other Exhibition Opportunities
Festivals for Media Arts
Exhibitions Sponsored by Art Organizations
Juried Exhibitions
Art Fairs
Trade Shows
Art Advisors
Artist Interview: Salomon Huerta
Artist/Gallery Relations
Showing Your Work at a Commercial Gallery
Developing a Partnership
First Shows at Commercial Galleries
Shipping Art
Evaluating Your Experience with Your Gallery
Long-Term Relationships with Established Galleries
Showing in Alternative Spaces, Museums, and College Galleries
Showing at Businesses and Community Centers
Interview: Nancy Hoffman
Positions Of Influence
Writing for Art Publications
Categories of Art Writing
Approaching Editors
Writing Reviews
The Editing Process
Your Career as a Writer
Artist Interview: Chris Miles and Monica Amor
You as Curator
Formulating a Curatorial Project
Researching Potential Artists and Sites
Writing a Curatorial Proposal
Bringing It All Together
Artist Interview: Nicole Cohen and Arzu Arda Kosar
Creating a New Art Space
Artist-Run Spaces
Outside Support
The Nonprofit Art Space
Becoming Nonprofit
Maintaining a Nonprofit Space
Artist Interview: Rick Lowe
Financial Concerns
Full-Time Jobs with Long-Term Commitment
Part-Time Employment
Design-Related Work
Jobs for "Getting By"
Job Listings
Applying for Jobs
Letters of Recommendation
Career Planning
Artist Interview: Dave Jones
Granting Agencies
Individual Artist Grants
Getting Grants through Nonprofit Organizations
Writing a Grant Application
Artist Interview: Alyson Pou
Other Financial Support
Public Art Programs
Percent-for-the-Arts Programs
Design and Planning Teams
State and Local Art Agencies
Arts Organizations
Support from Businesses
Artist Interview: Jenny Holzer
The Business End
Finding a Studio
Health and Safety
Keeping Good Records
Keeping Track of Income and Expense
Tax Concerns
Inventory Records
Billing and Collection
Legal Issues
Contracts and Other Agreements
Fair Use, Parody, and Appropriation
Moral Rights
Freedom of Expression Issues
Artist Interview: Carol Kumata
The Master of Fine Arts Degree
Description of the Degree
When to Consider Graduate School
Making Preliminary Choices
Researching Your Final Choices
Admissions Applications, Financial Aid, and Other Requirements
Admissions Process
Artist Interview: John Gordon
Other Educational Opportunities
Graduate Education in Art-Related Fields
Residency Programs and Sponsors
Features of Residencies
Researching Residency Programs
More Sources for Further Education
Art Academies
Community Colleges
Artist Interview: Suzanne Fetscher
Organizations, Agencies, Resources, and Services for Artists
Annotated Bibliography
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