- A guiding light for your career as an artist Review by Hal
If you're pursuing a full-time career as an artist, I highly recommend you pick up "The Successful Artist's Career Guide." Margaret knows the business of art, and this book gives you practical steps to making your dream a reality. The writing is top notch and the layout is fun and dynamic making the book easy to read. Definitely a piece of work that deserves a spot on your bookshelf!
(Posted on 4/8/14)
- a one of a kind book Review by DL in NYC
Not everyone --hardly anybody, really-- is going to make an art career doing gallery sales. Most of us creatively cobble together a life that makes sense and balances our art, health, family and sanity. Peot gives us a very down to earth view of what this means, what realistic expectations really are, and how satisfying it is to live the artists life once you get a clear view of the realities of art-making challenges and opportunities in our culture. The book includes solid advice that comes from working artists of all stripes and mediums who contributed interviews and ideas. I don't think there is anything quite like this on the market - worth reading if you are dedicated to keeping art-making a part of your life.
(Posted on 1/21/14)
- Meant for new graduates, not career changers Review by GM
Some good information here, but much of it is a waste of time. A kind of "What Color is Your Parachute" workbook for the artistic set, this over-designed book seems meant for first-career artists rather than mid-life career changers like me. Had that been made clear, I wouldn't have been so eager to buy it as part of the Building Your Art Business Starter Kit. As a former graphic designer transitioning into a fine art career, I find the excessive design elements both dated looking and distracting.
(Posted on 5/11/13)