Artist Ellen Harvey maintains a varied schedule of works in public spaces and a gallery-based practice. JACKIE: Ellen, I’m intrigued with the way you combine an intense conceptual practice with public projects and a gallery career. ELLEN: The reason I made a book was that one of the most compelling things about the project was all the crazy stuff that happened doing it – all the stories that you would never know about if you just saw the photographs. ELLEN: Once there was a website of the project, some people started to write about having come across the paintings on the streets when it was fairly obvious that they had just looked on the website. While I was painting the lamp posts, I started looking at all the graffiti and I thought, “Well, that’s painting also. ELLEN: The only difference is that I use oils and of course I don’t fit into the traditional graffiti-world demographic either.
JACKIE: But you know, the subject of paintings and the way they are framed are like windows opening up into an ideal landscape. I was going for enchanting because I wanted to see if I could get the aesthetics to trump the illegality of the thing.
JACKIE: So, you’d go and select a spot, lay down the gesso coat, and go back later to paint in the landscape? In many ways, the book was the culmination of all the ways I tried to distribute the project. ELLEN: But the distribution of the New York Beautification Project started kind of by accident. JACKIE: Were you embraced by graffiti artists or was there any dissention about what you were doing? ELLEN: The graffiti community seemed pretty supportive, even if they thought I was a bit mad. Because it was a project that I felt so strongly about, I tried to distribute it as widely as possible. JACKIE: Let’s move away from New York Beautification Project and talk about your website which encompasses all your work.
ELLEN: I use my website as a way of reaching people who might not be able to see my work either in person or have access to my work otherwise.
ELLEN: I thought, “why not have everything there?”, so that you really get a sense of what I’ve done. I see that you write up a project description to help the viewer interpret what they are seeing on the website. ELLEN: I feel very strongly that the works that I’ve been happiest with have lent themselves to a wide variety of uses and interpretations and I don’t want to get in the way of that.
JACKIE: This one, your catalog for the Mirror project at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. JACKIE: When you document your work, you seem to work with the same photographer over and over again. ELLEN: No, in fact I’ve often been unhappy with the results when institutions have documented my work—either the resolution isn’t high enough or they’ve picked an angle that I dislike . I remember, there was an artist very early on who once said to us in a lecture that it’s your peers—some of whom will go on to be successful—who’ll be your greatest resource. ELLEN: I tend to make work either for particular exhibitions or for art fairs, and so the work is generally consigned to a particular gallery from the get-go.
I’ve been very torn about the art fairs recently because I made new projects for Art Basel and for the Armory for Galerie Gebr. JACKIE: Well, they can always look successful because it’s not important whether their show has sold or not.
ELLEN: I think a lot about work that I would like to make for which I don’t necessarily have the resources right now.
JACKIE: How is marketing art different from marketing in other businesses and why have we created such pejorative connotation to it? ELLEN: It has a pejorative connotation because when we think of marketing we think about something where the definition of success is financial. JACKIE: We put down the people who are good at it, because there’s a perception of sleaziness about it.
ELLEN: The thing I value the most is being part of the larger conversation about art in our society. ELLEN: I think you have to be very clear in your mind about your relationship with your gallery.
Another mistake can be spending your time waiting for the perfect gallery or situation in which to exhibit. ELLEN: Two would be to make work that you really believe in and then to believe that it deserves to be known. ELLEN: Because once you’ve done something that you really believe in, it’s much easier to go out and try to make it known. ELLEN: If you’re not embarrassed by a piece of work that you’ve made then you had nothing at stake—you didn’t risk anything. Ellen Harvey is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program and took part in the PS1 Institute for Contemporary Art’s National Studio Program.
This is the beginning of the interview with April Vollmer, the Moku Hanga artist, and one of two her lovely pieces.
This is a page with advice from costume painter Virginia Clow, with a few examples of her fantastically detailed and time-saving stencils. A page with fun ways to keep the conduit to your infinite river-of-ideas flowing–the book isn’t JUST about business! Interesting Art Jobs: I tried to list as many as I could think of and then researched to find more.
An inspiring interview with artist-blacksmith Michael Bendele appears in the book–isn’t this an amazing chair? Exciting about the card illustration, too–keep after it–hard work and persistence are most usually rewarded! Although I do not have a website as yet, my next intent is to set up either a facebook page or a website to exhibit my work and for (possible) sales. Doing a lot of stuff – I have become eclectic at what I do entertain starting, and have done more child-oriented things in the past five years.
I am a SAHM with two children I am home schooling, so time now is of the essence – there is no family here to help out and satisfy any art cravings.
As a self-taught photographer, having never been to art school, I have taught myself about photography by practice, practice, practice. I am currently working on the Design for Performance degree with and Art Management minor at UNM.
It is the stated goal of GameCareerGuide to equip you with knowledge about what to expect when considering a career in video game development.
If you saw the salary survey report from the 2008 Game Career Guide magazine (which reported on the salaries for the year ending 2007, see page 11), the base numbers reported here are the same -- but here they are reported alongside the average salaries from 2006 and 2005 as well, originally published in 2007 and 2006, respectively.
As in the two previous salary survey reports provided on this site, the focus is on game developers with three or fewer years of experience, as those salaries are likely to be inline with entry-level ones.
And to answer that one big, burning question so many aspiring game developers seem to have: As to where there is the greatest need to hire in the game industry this year -- programming. One of the newest sets of data collected by Game Developer magazine for the Game Developer Salary Survey is the average salary of different types of game developers sorted by their highest level of education attained. For our readers who are considering obtaining a higher degree or who are just out of high school, the numbers might help you understand just how much (or how little) a degree does to boost one's income in the game industry. Finally, it is important to note that the cost of living varies dramatically across the U.S. Talented teenager Kate Powell has shared her Art projects on social media platforms since she was fifteen years old. You have achieved outstanding results in your high school Art courses, despite completing qualifications a year earlier than most. Kate: I think I managed to achieve high grades because I chose projects I was passionate about and which linked directly to me and my life – having this kind of connection with my work motivated me to work hard and prove myself.
I developed my self-taught drawing skills over time (I’ve been practising drawing since I was a toddler and was encouraged endlessly by my family) but I wouldn’t have been able to achieve such high grades without the challenges set by my teachers. This image was created by projecting a drawing over a motionless male figure – connections between her Art and Photography projects feeding and inspiring further ideas. Towards the end of my school life I felt that I was starting to develop a style of sorts and certainly had a clear vision of how I wanted my work to look. This sequence of work (primarily Kate’s A Level Art sketchbook pages) shows experimentation with media and the exploration of compositional ideas.
You have embraced social media and used this to create large followings on both tumblr and Facebook.
Kate Powell’s autographed drawing of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch from the TV series Sherlock. Drawing fan art is a good way to gather followers with similar interests, but I always found this was less fulfilling than creating more original pieces.
Kate: Since a very young age I have known I wanted to be an artist, and social media has only encouraged me. We have published a number of Featured Art Projects on the Student Art Guide, celebrating the success of high school students. This website uses advertising to help us develop high quality teaching resources and provide these to our audience for free.
Our team of experienced teachers and high-achieving students publish new ideas, tips, techniques and case studies for you weekly. This is probably a good time to remind everyone that I am literally OCD, to the point where it has a substantial effect on my life. So with all of that in mind, I figured I would create this post about how I deal with commissioned artists. The commission was for twelve characters illustrated in full body poses and separate close-up action shots.
Once I got it narrowed down to my top three, I asked each of them to do a quick drawing of Trapjaw (the cyborg from Masters of the Universe), just to make sure they could adapt to my needs. So six months went by (though I'd send him an email about once a month just to keep him in the loop) before I was finally ready to go through with the commissions. As far as overall style, your sample work of Trapjaw is exactly what I'm looking for (though fully polished).
Here's one more very rough mock-up, which better shows how her black underarmor should look. In this interview we briefly discuss her guerilla art work, New York Beautification Project which involved creating 40 tiny oval landscape paintings on outdoor graffiti sites throughout New York City over a two year period. I think you’re a great role model for a lot of artists who want to follow a diverse practice. I also thought that with a public art project like this, you never really know why it happened, how it happened, or how anyone even heard of it. But while I was happy playing fast and loose with the subject matter of my work, I hadn’t ever made anything that was not a physical painting in the traditional sense.
It was a pretty scary park—it was where stolen cars went to be stripped—that the New York Restoration Foundation had renovated. Why don’t I make some graffiti for the park.” So I thought about what kind of graffiti the park might like—something pastoral and romantic.


Even though it was a landscape painting, it was just as much graffiti as the graffiti it’s on. The aesthetics are a bit of a joke—I thought that if I was going to have a tag, then this would be my tag. He went and saw all the people compulsively reading the narratives and realized it would be a great book. Much of the credit must go to my friend Jan Baracz who designed it and did most of the photography. While I was working on it, I showed photographs of the first fifteen paintings in a show at Smack Mellon. Apart from the little photocopied map I initially made for the Smack Mellon show, I also ended up making a real map of the entire project with a grant that I got from Artists Space. The ones that advertise various services and products that are generally placed near the restrooms. And so, if there’s a piece of information that you would get from physically experiencing the work, I try to put that in. Also, a lot of curators that I’ve worked with in the past will just check out the website to see what’s been going on.
Other artists can check things out and, when I teach, I can direct students to the website.
When I travel, that’s when it becomes a real issue, because then I don’t have Jan with me, so then I’m stuck trying to photograph things on my own and wishing I were more competent. Now I tend to think about a theme that I am particularly interested in at that moment and then I’ll focus on projects that are related.
I’m working with three galleries right now and they all bring very different things to the table. I’ve really enjoyed it, because different art markets or communities often have very different points of view. They didn’t seem like such a big deal when I was starting out in New York in the late 90’s. A business where everyone is pretending that there’s no money involved and yet in the end of course, as an artist, you do need money to survive and to continue making work and sometimes you can be very ill served by all this pretending.
Of course, I want to be able to support myself and I want to be able to continue working, but that aside, money is not my definition of success. It’s especially problematic in our society where for some reasons most main-stream press about artists concentrates on them rather than on their work.
That to me is what differentiates a professional artist from an amateur—the desire to be part of that conversation. Seriously, my least favorite part is the anxiety of never knowing what’s going to happen next. A wonderful thing about working with a dealer, you don’t know how many times they have offered your work to a collector who turned it down before someone said yes. I’ve been planning to finally figure out where my work is for about five years, but somehow I never get around to it.
Many artists think, “I’ll get into a gallery and my life will be fine, my problems will be solved.” I remind them that they are just trading one set of problems for another.
You have to understand that they have other artists, so not all their resources will go to you and that they will devote the most resources to whichever artist they consider the most successful. I think it’s very important to take whichever opportunity presents itself and to make the most of it. This book is filled with interviews with artists who tell of their varied and surprising paths to their own successful careers as artists.
It’s about finding out about yourself, and then making a sensible, business plan on which to build your life as an artist. Tell me here in the comments a step you are taking to get your art career going, and I will enter you in a drawing to win a copy of The Successful Artist’s Career Guide. What about creating a blog where you show patterns for making the earrings, a crocheted blanket, crocheted friendship bracelets–stuff for tweens and teens to make, say, and offer downloadable PDFs for how to make stuff, all the while taking pics of stuff you are making and posting.
I am hopeful that I can gain some useful and helpful hints from information found through Alternative Art Journals and maybe be one of the lucky two selected to win a copy of Successful Artist’s Career Guide in the summer giveaway. Although I have another job, I make sure I create at a minimum once a week, I also started teaching art journalling classes at our local scrapbooking store. The more you show yourself to be reliable, creative, friendly, the more you will asked to teach and exhibit.
As I said to Randell, consider putting together a group show with friends or colleagues, with you as the curator. I am trying to start my art career, even with naysayers that state that it won’t make me earn a living or that nobody cares about art.
What I do as well as attend exhibitions, enter gallery shows, search out places to exhibit.
This site makes no bones about how competitive the industry can be to break into, and likewise, won't fudge the numbers to make the salaries seem more attractive.
The table provided here illustrates just how drastically different the salaries can be, too.
She currently has over 12,000 fans on Facebook and 34,000 followers on tumblr, with one of her tumblr posts gaining over 112,000 notes. She has achieved outstanding results as a student at North Halifax Grammar School, West Yorkshire, England, gaining A* (the highest grade) in OCR GCSE Art as a Year 9 student, two years younger than is expected, and A* for A Level Art OCR in Year 12.
All young artists who are contemplating a career in the Visual Arts will benefit from reading her responses.
In Year 9 I received enormous help from the Head of Art who supported me when taking GCSE two years early. Without the diversity they inspired in my work I doubt I would have been as successful when it came to marking.
Whilst working on my A2 artwork I was finding more and more artists who used similar motifs in their portrait work – I found them incredibly inspiring.
Popular art bloggers (such as ghost in the machine) sometimes share my work and this increases my chances of getting chosen to appear on the daily tumblr ‘radar’ where every user in the world is able to see the image for a short amount of time. I did extra work at lunchtime and after school so that I could manage both aspects of my work, but I found it pretty exhausting and always felt like I was either neglecting my studies or my personal artwork.
The hugely positive response I’ve received has been overwhelming and inspiring for me; I am no longer just drawing for my own enjoyment, I am providing for and entertaining an audience. Print-on-demand mugs, clocks and other products provide a way of gaining ongoing revenue and give Kate’s fans the ability to support her and share her artwork with the world. If you enjoyed this article, you may wish to read our comprehensive list of art careers and our article explaining why art students should create their own artist website. Amiria has been a teacher of Art & Design and a Curriculum Co-ordinator for seven years, responsible for the course design and assessment of Art and Design work in two high-achieving Auckland schools. If you would like to support us or contribute in some way, you can find out the best way to help us or contact us here. Just a warning, though, that this will be a very in-depth post complete with full email transcripts, in order to show readers exactly how I've gone about hiring and interacting with my freelance artist. I'm not saying this is the most effective method, or even a good method, this is just the way I do things. Rather than for all characters upfront, I decided it was a better idea to do a single character at a time. Our universe is based heavily on the designs of the 1980's Masters of the Universe and Thundercats shows, as well as a good bit of Star Wars influence. You can text me at ***-***-**** to get an immediate response, or email me for a slightly slower response. A white cape could look could look cool as well (as seen in the attached pic of Prometheus from DC), though I do think red brings some much-needed color to her design. So the book not only has the story of what happened at each of the sites, but also talks about how I distributed postcards and maps and, how to my surprise, people started writing about it and even pretending they’d seen it and writing about it.
I was really excited because it was the first time that I’d been asked to do something outside of a regular gallery space.
I was thinking about the bubble lettering of graffiti and how objects look when they’ve been placed on other objects. Each painting took several days, so they had to be sufficiently appealing to the largest possible number of people for me to be allowed to do them. In a way, the project is about what happens to graffiti if you radically change its aesthetics, medium, and of course, the demographic of the artist. I’m also in I NY, a book that Kelly Burns put out, that documents interventions on the street.
I also made a website, and postcards that I distributed through those postcard holders that you see in restaurants. Now I think there’s only one set left, but it took a long time before anyone was at all interested in buying them. Because I work on a very project by project basis and I do a lot of very diverse work, I needed a place where I could show the entirety of my work. And then some work also requires additional information that might be in a label or in a press release, so I will put that in.
When I give talks to younger artists, I try to talk a little bit about how some of the projects came into being, because I remember when I listened to artists talk, I’d think, “Well, how did you get into that exhibition? Some of them have more access to very large art fairs, other ones are very gifted sales people, some are better at press relationships – but the important thing is that they all believe in and support the work. It can become tricky when more than one gallery feels that they have a claim to a piece of work. Unfortunately, I tend to feel a perverse need to make fun of the commercial aspect of fairs. At an art fair, you have access to an extraordinary audience of collectors, curators, and other artists but you have a distracted audience.
So if you admit to being a marketer, for want of a better word, it can sound as if you’re admitting that what you care about are the material rewards of your profession. After the New York Beautification Project book came out, the publisher hired a PR firm and it was just fabulous. But I love the feeling of having made a new thing that didn’t exist before and then having somebody else respond to it. Not keeping good records of where all my work went would be the biggest mistake I made, because it’s driving me crazy. Recent awards include a Pennies from Heaven Grant, a Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant, a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. There’s an artist blacksmith, illustrators, a graphic novelist, a moku hanga printmaker, painters, a muralist, a graphic designer, a costume painter, and more. I’ve mainly been focusing on crocheting, mostly jewelry which is listed on my etsy shop, though I have been having trouble getting noticed there. Link your blog to other crafting blogs, send your pieces as samples to Seventeen, Kiki, and other mags that sell to girls, and once you have a following, consider writing a book? I did not think that I was a teacher, however I am putting it out there and somehow people seem to be coming to the classes:) I also (with the help of a friend) host ATC events at our local Art gallery. I still cannot swing any good power tools, so any woodworking is limited to handwork for now. We talk to Kate about how she has built this following and how she launched her career before graduating from high school.


She achieved full marks (100%) for AQA AS and A Level Photography in Year 13 and is currently waiting for her AQA AS History of Art and Art Textiles results.
I was able to use art as a means of reflection and therapy as I tackled the issues closest to my heart, and, because I felt so emotionally invested in the exam piece, I was driven to give it my all.
The collaged, torn diary pages provide a textural base for the artwork, setting free traces of sorrow from an earlier time. In Photography, the structure of the course (with weekly deadlines and group critical sessions) put me under enough pressure to ensure I produced a large amount of top quality work, but not so much that I didn’t enjoy the lessons. Focusing on details found in the work of contemporary, up-coming artists such as Marco Mazzoni, Meghan Howland and Gabriel Moreno helped me to create emotive and stylistically interesting pieces; if I hadn’t been inspired by so many wonderful artists then my work would definitely not have developed as successfully. Normally images with lots of butterflies and flowers are popular because they are colourful and eye-catching, but my final exam project, Storyteller, also got 10k notes.
Although it is rewarding gaining followers from popular drawings, I would like to start creating art that is more personal to me – which would mean making it slightly darker and less decorative, which would inevitably result in less popularity.
This image wraps meaning within in it; a captivating portrait, from which we cannot look away. I have found things a lot easier to balance during A Level because I felt more comfortable with my selected subjects and have been able to spend more time doing what I want.
Despite concerns about not having been what she envisioned, this work has a raw honesty about it that resonates with viewers; executed with unfaltering perfection.
It’s an interesting kind of pressure; I feel like I couldn’t ever stop drawing now that so many people have shown such immense support, and when I’m in a ‘block’ I feel the weight of expectation dragging me through it so I can keep on creating. Amiria has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching.
I mean I have to touch things a certain way, have things a certain way, and can't rest until things are the way I need them.
Programmers get off easier because they aren't presenting me with information I can easily digest, which I guess makes them immune to my OCD. Seriously, I wouldn't have let some of these people do work for me for free, and they were charging $500 per character. This is a high-tech world, but the tech is kind of retro, clunky, and dirty, as opposed to sleek and shiny.
I think we should be able to use some of those, even if we don't use them on Vila Kast. I figure all of the bronze spots are solid plates, and her helmet, under the bronze outer later, is like a porcelain white, or maybe steel. And then, once I’d painted the first one, I knew I wanted to keep going, because it raised so many interesting issues for me, like, “Who gets to make public art?” “What makes one thing art and another graffiti?” Because, the oil painting is obviously illegal pigment just as much as any sprayed image. I also wanted something that people would see as being “art” even if they weren’t in the art world. Being a white woman in your thirties makes criminal activity considerably less risky than it would be otherwise. The maps were to let people know where the paintings were—they were also an outreach program of sorts—if you felt there was a location that you didn’t own that you thought needed beautification, you could call me up and I would come and beautify it—although only one person ever called. In the end, there were a lot of alternative ways to experience the piece—perhaps in part to make up for the fact that nobody was even vaguely interested in buying the prints at the time. Before, when I just had the New York Beautification Project on the web, that would be the only project people knew and then they’d be disappointed when they realized that I also did a lot of very different work. One solution would be for me to become a better photographer, but I’m a dismal photographer.
An art career inevitably has ups and downs and if you’re only showing in one country, you are much more vulnerable.
Also, it’s very refreshing to travel because you learn about wonderful art work that never penetrates the New York art world. Now, galleries that are not in big art centers make almost all of their money at art fairs. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out who might be interested in what I am doing, following up with people. Galleries have limited resources, they need to survive and you have to be realistic about what they can do. Some people get so focused on success that they don’t enjoy the fact that they are actually getting to do what they love.
There is advice about plotting your course towards an art career, including worksheets that help you figure out where you want to live and what you want to do with your art skills.
Recently, I crocheted a blanket for a pattern book my friend is publishing and I’m hoping that will bring a little more traffic to my site.
I have BOLO for a good stump section that is not too big (that I can move myself, since no one else is going to move it for me!) so hammering is possible. I’m going to create a blog and a FB page asap, but first I have to create the things that are living in my head…I would also love to have an art job; that would be AWESOME!
Most teenagers would find these accomplishments outstanding enough, but Kate Powell is especially committed, passionate and driven. Crumpled objects churn from her mouth and become butterflies (a reoccurring subject matter in Kate’s work) symbolising hope, recovery and redemption. No matter how far my drawing spreads from the original post, it is always linked back to my blog, which is why my follower count increases daily.
I came to the conclusion that creating art that means something to me is more valuable than its popularity online. However, over the past two years I have still been working very hard on subjects such as History, History of Art and English Literature, so I haven’t spent as much time as I would have liked on making my own personal art. Through tumblr and Facebook I have been able to advertise my online shops such as society6 and Redbubble and on average I make about ?150-200 a month from the royalties of these sales. You may also be interested in submitting an Art project or reading our Terms and Conditions. This mock-up is also a bit too masculine, since I used primarily male characters, so please don't be afraid to up her femininity a bit.
I think she should have a shield, though I haven't settled on a design for that, though I think it should have some sort of symbol or emblem on it. This image, when used in conjunction with the last image I sent, paints a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for, especially since she looks a lot more feminine in this image. And everyone likes landscapes, especially in the city where people are so starved for nature.
I suspect that those maps were what led to the project first being mentioned in the New York Times.
They also often don’t update their sites that frequently and they understandably don’t have the space or resources to present everything.
I try very hard not to put in any interpretation or commentary the way I might do in a presentation.
So, basically, we discuss what I want and he goes and does it if he thinks it will work and when he doesn’t, he does something else, he’s generally right. Think of all those artists who were famous in the United States in the 70’s and then spent a couple of decades showing primarily in Europe before surfacing here again. Obviously, my gallerists do a lot of that too, but a lot of those connections in the end are personal connections. All these lovely people just sitting there thinking who would be interested in writing about this book?
She has exhibited extensively at venues including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the Gwangju Art Museum, Korea, the Museum for Photography in Braunschweig, Germany, the Wyspa Institute in Gdansk, Poland, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Prague Biennale, the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, Artists Space in New York, the Secession in Vienna, Austria, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, the PS1 Museum’s Clocktower Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, Apex Art and the Kwangju Biennale, among others. I’ve heard about being an art director, you need an associate’s degree and you get a living salary. She has taken a Creative Foundation Certificate outside of school, produced a commissioned drawing of her headmaster, had her work published in the UK Specialist Crafts catalogue and found time to produce her own artwork, while nurturing a supportive and growing online fan base.
I would definitely not have been able to achieve 100% for A Level without the teacher’s encouragement and strict deadlines.
The picture of me holding my drawing up whilst stood between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (see below) also helped boost my follower count significantly. Gladly, now that I’ve finished high school I will be able to focus much more attention on art and hopefully make up for the lack of personal pieces over the past year or so. I can't use a knife to cut my meat without having to tap the tip of the knife against the plate a number of times (just thinking about it right now is making me anxious). There’s a column there called FYI where people can ask questions about the city and someone wrote in to ask about a landscape that they’d supposedly seen on a pillar.
As you can see my website has grown to ridiculous proportions, but it was an ambitious website from the start.
For a long time, I didn’t have a gallery – I went through three galleries in rapid succession, two of which disappeared on me and then it took a couple of years before I found someone I wanted to work with again. It has plusses because it can mean that galleries don’t mind your being very experimental in your gallery show because they aren’t really expecting to sell it anyway. I spend a lot of time trying to think of interesting new work that I could do and where it might fit, who might be interested in showing it, or helping me to produce it.
Public projects include a mosaic for the Queens Plaza subway station and an upcoming mosaic for the New Yankee stadium both commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit and a mosaic commissioned by the Chicago Transit Authority for the Garfield station. I am sure there’s more art jobs out there, and i would really like to know where they are and what they are.
I feel that establishing an online presence at a young age is going to help propel me forwards in the future, and reading people’s positive and thoughtful comments every day makes me want to produce more and more work for them to see. I think something like the middle example from the mock-up could work, minus the weird techno-horns.
She should have smaller sci-fi pistols and knives located at other convenient spots around her body and belt. I don’t know who asked the question or how the New York Times found me, but once they did, the press coverage just snowballed.
Sometimes I do, but sometimes I’m just too busy and keeping on top of it can be impossible. Her first book “The New York Beautification Project”, was published by Gregory Miller & Co. Funds are tight, as I am building my business while taking care of my grandpa full time, because unfortunately his insurance doesn’t pay a stipend for home care. In the mock-up I've got her with a sword on her back as well, but we could move that to a hip scabbard if we needed.
As non-artist-y as it might seem, one great thing to do is write down what you want to do, where you want to do it, and what you hope to gain–like a business plan. I also felt really vindicated because there was a certain amount of skepticism on the part of my gallery at the time. Actually, not skepticism, more justifiable anxiety about how I was going to survive if I spent all my time making paintings that couldn’t be sold. Who cares if they don’t pay me?” I’ve made some public art pieces where in the end I didn’t make any money but the piece exists, it’s there, and that’s what I care about. After all, the project was pretty full time for about a year and half with breaks in between when I would have to work to support myself.



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