In response to our previous post, ‘12 Things You Should Never Say To A Professional Artist’, here’s how you can support and engage with your artist friends in a entirely POSITIVE way!
Oh, how we’ve heard these a thousand times before!
We’ve come to the conclusion that any misapprehension largely stems from the confusion between art as a hobby and art as professional practice.
General rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t ask your accountant/software developer/doctor/attorney/barista friend these questions, then you probably shouldn’t ask us either. LOL.
'In December of 1972, Donald Richie, then film curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, wrote to artist Hollis Frampton and suggested that they organise a retrospective of his work [...] Frampton took issue with one particular line in the proposal, a single detail of Richie’s which rendered the suggestion entirely unattractive: “It is all for love and honor and no money is included at all…” (lettersofnote.com). Sound fair? Of course not!Read More
Play nicely, support each other and we can all be winners.Read More
Every month professional artists hemorrhage money on entry fees to shows, exhibitions and funding opportunities (oh, the irony!) - fees which total a huge % of our income.Read More
Couples Who Are Artists. Perilously flawed or perfectly in tune?Read More
From fine art to advertising, from architecture to digital arts, the achievements of women artists - achievements that are highly significant in their reach and influence - have been systematically snubbed by the male collectors, the male curators, the male dealers, the male custodians, the male arbiters of taste.Read More
Artists are now routinely buying likes and followers on social media to make themselves look more credible, more in demand, more famous, more attractive to buyers, dealers, collectors and galleries.Read More