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Weekly smARTips: From Dharma to Profit

Weekly smARTips From Dharma to Profit

Move your career into high gear… one tip at a time!

Your smARTip for the week:

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From Dharma to Profit
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Since my very first opening comments at the very first smARTist Telesummit in 2007, I’ve been talking about the relationship of our internal reality to our external reality, and vice versa.

And I had some push back that first year from artists who didn’t want to hear what they identified as “new age” or “woo woo.” These artists wanted practical information. Period.

My problem (not theirs) is that I’m hard wired to look under the hood of practical information to understand the psychological, emotional, or spiritual foundation.

It’s the very same instinct that turns up in my book on artist statements (again, challenged by artists who didn’t find value in looking under the hood).

Which, honestly, confused me a lot since I have always equated artists with curiosity.

And curiosity is…

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

2013_0726_PhyllisMantikdeQuevedo copy

www.MantikStudio.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Stories From the “Sell My Art Diary”

dear diary_Stories From the Sell My Art Diary

Here’s my favorite “selling art” story, from one of my private clients. I’ll call her Marlene.

When Marlene first came to me, she was a prolific painter with a gaggle of galleries swirling about her, and sales pouring in the front door—all at the point our economy was thrashing about.

Her artistic fingerprint was undeniable. Her website needed some cleaning up, but most of her art career house was in pretty good order (though I can always find ways to dust and organize if you let me :-)

What was bugging Marlene the most was unease around her gallery relationships and wanting a way to understand who to say yes to and who to say no to (and why).

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

2013_0719_PattySgrecci

www.PattySgrecci.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

2013_0712_KadiraJennings

www.KadiraJennings.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

2013_0705_MichelleRicheson

www.RichesonArt.com/mricheson

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.JeffreyStonerPhotography.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.Waterlightmosaics.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.PikeStudios.com/Bob

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Where In The World is What?

th-1I’ve been obsessed lately with the cross-over metaphor of the 1% / 99% within our political/social arena to the art world.

I’ve also had some push back from artists who get the impression that, in offering this frame of reference, it implies I’m advocating for upward mobility for the 99%.

Definitely not. Besides you can’t squeeze 100% into 1% no matter how much you might want to.

Much like the frame of reference around gender in the last post, I can’t help but feel there’s gold in them thar hills when we understand more, rather than less, about how the reality around us is actually working.

I’ve been immersing myself in a stack of books: The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson, The Girl With The Gallery by Lindsay Pollack, Contemporary Art by Julian Stallabrass, Corporate Art Collections by Charlotte Appleyard and James Salzmann (and about 4 more I’m too lazy to get up and go look at the exact titles).

Without exception, these deal in what I’m loosely calling the 1% of the art world: auction house, high-end galleries/dealers, the Big Collectors, artists who might have once been in the 99%, but are soon catapulted into the 1% arena with a combination of sales, personality, pure talent, and most likely also a man.

The only exception to this is our heroine in The Girl With The Gallery by Lindsay Pollack, Edith Halpert. Until Ms. Pollack (current Editor-in-Chief of Art in America) unearthed Edith, she was all but dead to…

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.AthenaMantle.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.AlixArt.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.TinaSwindell.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.HeatherDakota.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.NichollsWildlifeArt.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

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