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By Alix Sloan

Written via a gallerist for artists, this encouraging, easy-to-read instruction manual contains recommendation and data to aid artists effectively release or speed up their careers.


Topics include: surroundings pursuits, networking, discovering & developing exhibition possibilities, promoting & pricing artwork, operating with galleries, web content, artist statements and studio management.

Also included: on-line assets and extra suggestion from over 40 operating artists and paintings dealers.

Contributing Artists: Rick Araluce, Carrie Ann Baade, Ali Banisadr, Rebekah Bogard, Benjamin Britton, Mia Brownell, Charles Clary, Peter Drake, Cara Enteles, Roni Feldman, Lori box, Eric Finzi, Camille Rose Garcia, Julie Heffernan, Seonna Hong, David Humphrey, David Kramer, Martin Kruck, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, Martha wealthy, Jean-Pierre Roy, Judith Schaechter, Tony Shore, Aaron Smith, Sarah Trigg, Hanna von Goeler, Didier William and Brad Woodfin.

Contributing Gallerists: Kirsten Anderson (Roq los angeles Rue), Noah Antieau (Red Truck Gallery), William Baczek, Zach Feuer, Bert eco-friendly, Ken Harman (Spoke paintings & Hashimoto Contemporary), Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace), Allegra LaViola (Sargent's Daughters), Jayme McLellan (Civilian artwork Projects), Jen Rogers & Kerri Stephens (Varnish positive Art), Billy Shire (La Luz de Jesus), Mindy Solomon, Linda Warren, Mark Wolfe, and Marcia wooden.

Alix Sloan has over two decades event within the arts as a curator, advisor, inner most broker and gallerist. She usually stocks her services in paintings institution lectures and one-on-one consultations, assisting artists concentration their pursuits, create techniques and comprehend what it takes to construct and hold a long term profession within the arts. during this consultant, Sloan makes the data each artist must start on hand in a single obtainable, trouble-free consultant.

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