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This video is well worth watching by those trying to succeed as artists.
Paul Klein has been involved in the art world and with artists for over 40 years. He used to run a gallery. He now focuses on teaching an online professional course for artists - and he works as mentor to TED Fellows.
Making good art is a necessary but not sufficient condition for becoming a successful artist.
He considers there are three necessary preconditions for being a successful artist
He identifies a mantra I have heard from a number of people - and frequently repeat to artists I've met in the last decade or so.
50% of an artist's efforts should be outside of making art - that means 30-70 of an artist's time should be on making an artist's career.
Sometimes artists can benefit enormously by having
Hinging Mats: Archival Methods Expert How-to Guide is a comprehensive and well-illustrated article about how to create a hinged mat for your artwork on paper.
The authors are experts in the provision of archival, storage and presentation supplies and are based in New York State.
The article highlights:
MY TIP: The one thing I'd add is that every time I do one of these I find it incredibly helpful if - BEFORE I cut the mat from the mountboard - I mark the INSIDE of the two mats with a large pencil cross. That way I make sure I put the two pieces of mat together the right way round.
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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