Jul
30

Books for Visual Artists

Visual Artists: This book list is for you.

187 Tips for Artists. How to Create a Successful Art Career – and Have Fun in the Process – Kathy Gulrich

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
187 Tips for Artists.  How to Create a Successful Art
Career – and Have Fun in the Process

187 Tips for Artists is filled with practical tips, ideas, reminders, advice … and more.  Some of the topics include “Taking Care of the Basics”, “Getting Your Artwork into Galleries and Shows”, “Building Relationships with Your Customers and Collectors”, “Becoming More Creative” and “Just Good Common Sense!”.  A more complete description of these topics and others included in the book can be found at the website listed below by clicking on the resources tab.

AIGA: Professional Practices in Graphic Design, 2nd Ed. – Tad Crawford

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
AIGA: Professional Practices in Graphic Design, 2nd Ed.

This book, revised and updated, covers the latest standards in the graphic design business. Designers, their clients, and their professional advisers will find advice on a range of key issues. Each in-depth chapter is written by an industry expert and thoroughly details topics such as professional relationships, negotiations, fees, contracts, structure and management of a design business, copyright and trademark issues and ethical standards. This book is available from the website listed below.

 

Alaska Native Arts Marketing. A Handbook for Expanding Audiences and… – Claudia J. Bach

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Alaska Native Arts Marketing.  A Handbook for Expanding Audiences and Markets for Your Art

This 92-page handbook was designed to provide information for Alaska Native artists on reaching new audiences and expanding markets for their artwork. The materials presented offers ideas and tools appropriate for all artists. Topics include how to develop a portfolio, document artwork, develop business relationships with galleries and shops, understanding sales arrangements and pricing, and other resources. This book is available from the website listed below.

 

Artist-Gallery Partnership, 3rd Ed.: A Practical Guide to Consigning Art – Tad Crawford

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist-Gallery Partnership, 3rd Ed.: A Practical Guide to Consigning Art

Essential reading for artists, art dealers, and gallery owners, this book offers a unique and thorough discussion of consignment that clarifies all aspects of this crucial art world relationship. The book presents a provision-by-provision explanation of the Standard Art Consignment Agreement, a model contract between artist and dealer suitable for use. The contract is flexible, making it ideal for establishing consignment arrangements that are mutually beneficial.  Everyone who needs a clear understanding of the legal aspects of art consignment will want the practical advice found in this definitive guide. This book is available from the website listed below.

Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The) 2007 – Mary Cox

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The)
2007
Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market has been the creative professional’s bible for more than 30 years. This book not only includes hundreds of priceless sales leads–it tells artists and designers exactly how to put these listings to work. There’s also a wealth of tips and advice on everything from paying taxes and shipping artwork to copyright basics and self-promotion. It’s a one-stop resource for turning creativity into profits.  It is available from Amazon.

Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The) 2008 – Erika O’Connell

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The)
2008
The 2008 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market is the best reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Readers will find complete, up-to-date contact and submission information for more than 1,900 art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more. Informative interviews with successful artists and art buyers offer advice on how to make contacts and succeed in the competitive art industry. Readers will also discover valuable resources for obtaining grants, marketing and promoting their work, and networking with fellow artists.  This book is available from Amazon.

 

Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The) 2009 – Editors of Writers Digest Books

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (The)
2009
Since 1975, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market has been the most complete resource for fine artists, illustrators, designers and cartoonists who want to show and sell their work.  For 2009, this essential guide gives creatives completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,500 art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more. Informative interviews with successful artists and art buyers offer advice on how to make contacts and succeed in the competitive art industry. Readers will also discover valuable resources for obtaining grants, marketing and promoting their work, and networking with fellow artists.  This book is available from Amazon.

 

Artists’ Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists – Paul Sanderson & Ronald N. Hier

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artists’ Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists
This book is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the “dos and don’ts” of written contracts. Artists’ Contracts is a valuable resource to all artists, emerging and established, on their legal rights. It serves as an important educational primer, providing information on the essentials of contractual agreements, tips on how to draft and negotiate contracts, and advice on what to do if disputes should arise. It also introduces general legal terms found in most contracts, and includes comprehensive notes. Written in plain language, Artists’ Contracts offers the necessary tools to help artists negotiate contracts effectively and to their benefit. This book is only available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: CARFAC Ontario – Paul Sanderson & Ronald N. Hier

WEBSITE: www.carfacontario.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto,
Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone Number: 416-340-8850     Fax Number: 416-340-7653
Email Address: carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.

Artists’ Day Planner (The) – CARFAC Ontario

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artists’ Day Planner (The)

Published annually, The Artists’ Day Planner will help you allocate your time while identifying opportunities to which you can submit your work. You will be able to clearly see when various funding bodies have deadlines, and plan your schedule accordingly. You will refer to your this planner again and again as you work to meet your professional goals! This book is only available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: CARFAC Ontario

WEBSITE: www.carfacontario.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto,
Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone Number: 416-340-8850     Fax Number: 416-340-7653
Email Address: carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.

Artist’s Guide (An) – Making it in New York City – Daniel Grant

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Guide (An) – Making it in New York City

For visual artists seeking to establish themselves in one of the world’s most desired art centers, this pioneering guidebook offers priceless insights on how to overcome the practical and moral issues that pave this road.  This book enables visual artists of all disciplines to master practical issues such as housing, insurance, and finances, network to meet other artists and art world people, successfully carve out their creative niche in New York’s art market, and benefit from public art programs, fellowships, grants, and commissions.  This book is available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: Allworth Press – Daniel Grant

WEBSITE: http://www.allworth.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 10 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
Phone Number: 212-777-8395       Fax Number:
Email Address: danhg1@yahoo.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Daniel Grant is a contributing editor of American Artist magazine. A former art critic for Newsday (Long Island, New York) and The Commercial-Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee), he was editor of Art & Artists from 1978 to 1984. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as ARTnews, Art in America, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, The Nation, New York, Art & Auction, and Art & Antiques.

Artist’s Guide to New Markets (The): Opportunities to Show and Sell – Peggy Hadden


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Guide to New Markets (The): Opportunities to Show and Sell Art Beyond Galleries

Equally valuable to emerging and established artists, this practical guide discusses alternative means by which artists can build or expand their careers beyond the gallery market. The useful information that fills these pages includes instructions for writing proposals and selling art to clients most artists would never consider approaching. Some of the ideas are: designing stamps for the U.S. Postal Service; selling art though architects and interior designers; placing art in corporate and public settings; and gaining access to online galleries.

Artist’s Guide to Public Art (The): How to Find and Win Commissions – Lynn Basa

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Guide to Public Art (The): How to Find and Win Commissions

Learn exactly how to start and build a career in the world of public art. Part how-to and part manifesto, this book assists artists in navigating the “system,” working efficiently, and standing up for their worth and their rights. Through first-hand accounts and from experienced public artists and arts administrators, studio artists at every career level will discover tips for the best ways to find, apply for, and win public art commissions.

Artist’s Marketing and Action Plan Workbook (The) – Jonathan Talbot

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Marketing and Action Plan Workbook (The)

The Artist’s Marketing and Action Plan Workbook was created with the help of marketing expert Geoffrey Howard. As a workbook, readers complete exercises to create a personalized, step-by-step plan mapped to achieve their professional goals. The marketing and action plan is created to help artists sell their work. Talbot separates the process of making art, which most people feel is an intensely personal and private experience, and selling it. He points out that selling art is, on the other hand, a social activity in which we are required to interact with the world outside our studios. This book provides a vocabulary and structure for that interaction.  This book can be ordered from the website listed below or from Amazon.

Artist’s Quest for Inspiration (The) – Peggy Hadden


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Quest for Inspiration (The)

Praised for its authenticity and practical approach, this timely volume has been updated to inspire visual artists in their quest for creative growth. Chapters contain advice on how to work your way out of an artistic slump and find inspiration in color, form, light, nature and artists media. You’ll discover sure-fire techniques for developing your own way of expressing yourself and be motivated to rediscover your unique artistic vision. Artists at all levels—from the student, to the hobbyist, to the professional trying to jumpstart a career—will find a rich variety of innovative techniques to nourish the creative process.

Artist’s Resource Handbook (The) – Daniel Grant

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artist’s Resource Handbook (The)

This updated, carefully researched guide lists organizations, funding sources, and other services available to help artists establish and prosper in their careers.  Daniel Grant has compiled a powerful tool for artists to identify, target, and obtain the resources they need to advance their work. From fellowships to free legal services, artists who use this book will save countless hours of legwork and research to get their careers on track.  This book is available through Amazon.

Artists’ Survival Manual (The): A Complete Guide to Marketing Your Work – Toby Judith Klayman

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Artists’ Survival Manual (The): A Complete Guide to Marketing Your Work
This manual offers artists hard-to-find information on the essentials of marketing their work. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts of resume writing, preparing taxes, and copyrighting, several appendixes provide prepared sample forms and contracts. Revised to include new tax information and other recent changes in the art world, the book is packed with essential facts.

 

Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual Artists – Elizabeth T. Russell

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual Artists

Art Law Conversations provides a manageable introduction to the law aspect of business for all visual artists, and businesspeople alike. The readable guide establishes a connection between artists and the law through 32 conversations about legal topics artists will face in their professional careers. Legal information and internet links for further study are provided in an accessible way. Art Law Conversations is fully indexed and an ideal resource for professional artists.  The book can be easily ordered from the website listed below by clicking on the Writing and Speaking tab and following the directions provided.

Art Marketing 101: A Handbook for the Fine Artists – Constance Smith

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art Marketing 101: A Handbook for the Fine Artists

Fine artists can now learn all the marketing and business skills they need for survival in the professional world. Learn what art schools don’t teach: business savvy. Art Marketing 101 helps you take care of business, with tips on everything from making winning portfolios to cultivating clients and selling at shows. Learn about the publishing, greeting card and licensing industries, something no other art marketing book explains.

Art Office, 2nd edition – Constance Smith

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art Office, 2nd edition
Constance Smith and Sue Viders are the authors of this book.  It provides 80+ Business Forms, Charts, Sample Letters, Legal Documents & Business Plans for Fine Artists.  The chapters in this book include “Daily Office Forms”, “Bookkeeping Forms”, “Legal Agreements”, “Inventory Forms”, and “Sample Letters” to galleries, magazine editors, publishers and examples of press releases. Sue Viders has been a practicing artist (BFA) and an art-marketing consultant for over 39 years. She has authored numerous books, charts and audio tapes on art marketing.  More information on this book can be found at the website listed below, as well as information on how to order.

ORGANIZATION NAME: ArtNetwork

WEBSITE: www.artmarketing.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: PO Box 1360, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-470-0862      Fax Number:  None Listed
Email Address: info@artmarketing.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Constance Smith founded ArtNetwork in 1986. She has been assisting fine artists nationwide with their marketing needs for more than 22 years now. Professional networking has made her familiar with all facets of the art world. Previous to publishing business books for artists, she represented artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Art Studio Loft Manual (The) – Eric Rudd

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art Studio Loft Manual (The)

This helpful resource from Eric Rudd offers practical tips on getting and financing your work space. You’ll learn Real Estate and legal issues and how to manage them, how to find money to pay for your space, how to fix up your space on the cheap, and more. You’ll get 40 photographs and illustrations to help guide you.  This book is available from Amazon.

 

o Making a Living – Adele Slaughter

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art That Pays: The Emerging Artists Guide to Making a Living
Inside this book are practical suggestions and ideas to help you cope with artist’s life including: Housing, Telephone, Home Office, Car, Health Insurance, Finances, The Internet, Legal Assistance, Grants, MFA Programs, Theatre Companies and Artist Retreats, Working Overseas, and Putting Together Your Artist Portfolio.  It is available through the website listed below as well as through Amazon.

 

 

Art World Dream (The): Alternative Strategies for Working Artists – Eric Rudd

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Art World Dream (The): Alternative Strategies for Working Artists

You can have your art and eat, too! This is a book of good advice from an experienced artist. Rudd is a well-known sculptor and mixed media artist and he tells you how he got where he is, and how you too can manage your life so that you can live your dreams as an artist.  This book is available from Amazon.

 

Branding for Nonprofits: Developing Identity with Integrity – DK Holland

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Branding for Nonprofits: Developing Identity with Integrity
This book provides the processes, tools and thinking needed to brand or rebrand and is intended for managers of small & mid-size nonprofits, graphic designers, art directors and educators. The book presents case studies that reveal real-life situations in which nonprofits have successfully created branding opportunities out of dilemmas and rebranded to create a distinctive clear identity that furthers their mission and helps stabilize their programs. Four-page interviews with six nonprofit groups explain the impact of rebranding.  Chronological order shows nonprofits how to proceed at each stage of branding.  Each chapter has charts, photos or other visuals to support the text.

 

Breaking Into Graphic Design: Tips from the Pros on Finding the… – Michael Jefferson


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Breaking Into Graphic Design: Tips from the Pros on Finding the Right Position for You

For designers looking for their first or next job, here is everything they did not learn in art school. From deciding where to look for work, to writing a cover letter, to assembling a portfolio, this book will help designers to project a professional, employable image.
Chapters reveal where to seek employment, job search strategies, ways for designers to package themselves to get noticed, interview tips, advice on evaluating and accepting the right job, and much more.  Also included is a resume gallery, a discussion of the pros and cons of starting a business, pitfalls of job-seeking, personal anecdotes on lessons learned the hard way and more.

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists, 3rd Ed. – Tad Crawford

 

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers (3rd Edition) – Tad Crawford


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers (3rd Edition)

The third edition of this popular guide contains 47 of the most essential business and legal forms to meet the everyday needs of today’s successful graphic designers.  Each form is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide in making the best deal. In addition, this classic design reference includes a CD-ROM containing the forms in Quark Xpress and PageMaker for both the PC and Mac platforms.

Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators – Tad Crawford


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators

The 3rd edition of this popular guide contains 25 of the most essential business and legal forms to meet the everyday needs of today’s successful illustrators. Each form is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide in making the best deal. In addition, this classic design reference includes a CD-ROM containing the forms in popular word processing formats for both the PC and Mac platforms.

Business of Being an Artist (The) – Daniel Grant


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Business of Being an Artist (The)

Thoroughly updated and expanded, this classic handbook teaches emerging artists all the strategies they need to know for selling artwork on their own or through dealers. The book’s new sections target today’s vital issues: creating a web site; obtaining copyright/trademark protection on the Internet; coping with censorship of controversial art; and dealing with the new realities of funding sources. Additional chapters tell how to find galleries, arrange exhibitions, apply for grants, land survival jobs doing custom decorative art or teaching, and other relevant topics.

Business Side Of Creativity – Cameron Foote

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Business Side Of Creativity

The Business Side of Creativity is the most comprehensive business companion available to freelance graphic designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, and agency or design-shop principals. Cameron S. Foote, a successful entrepreneur and editor of the Creative Business newsletter, guides you step-by-step through the process of being successfully self-employed-from getting launched as a freelancer to running a multi-person shop to retiring comfortably, and everything in between. Sample business forms and documents to help put the information into practice are included in the appendixes, and are available for downloading online.

 

Careers By Design: A Business Guide for Graphic Designers – Roz Goldfarb


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Careers By Design: A Business Guide for Graphic Designers

Leading headhunter Roz Goldfarb reveals her time-proven secrets for survival and success in the graphic design industry. Through her work with hundreds of corporations around the world, she provides readers a treasure trove of valuable information for thriving in this creatively driven business, including updated hiring criteria, the latest developments in technology, and the marketplace affecting design careers.  Discussion in this revised and expanded third edition includes jobs, hiring practices, salaries, portfolios, resumes, networking, headhunters, training, freelancing, and more, with a special focus on the new design disciplines, training requirements, and opportunities for the Internet.

Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries (The) – Renee Phillips

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries (The)

As publishers of this book, Renee Phillips and Manhattan Arts hold the distinction of publishing “the most comprehensive book on NYC galleries.”  This guide gives readers detailed profiles of NYC galleries, private dealers, alternative exhibition spaces, non-profit organizations, museums and more, with links to their websites.  There are also contact names, style of art shown, artists shown, mission statement, year established, their submission process and how artists should approach them. This book is available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION NAME: Manhattan Arts International

WEBSITE: www.manhattanarts.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 200 East 72 Street, 26th floor,  New York, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-472-1660        Fax Number:
Email Address: renee@manhattanarts.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Since 1980, Manhattan Arts International has been serving the art community by helping artists pursue their passion and turn their passion into prosperity.  Renee Phillips has led this company for all of its years, and is an experienced author, curator, artist career consultant and lecturer who has made many contributions to the arts.  She is the author of several books, she gives motivational speeches, and has served as an artist career advisor and coach for the past 27 years.  She feels that her  “greatest career achievement is helping creative individuals discover their strengths, visualize their dreams, and achieve their highest potential.”

Corporate Art Consulting – Susan Abbott


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Corporate Art Consulting
Filled with successful strategies for serving clients in today’s flourishing art market, this definitive guide provides techniques for increasing sales opportunities and revenues in an ever-expanding field. This excellent resource can serve artists, gallery owners and staff, and anyone interested in selling art to the corporate market. Details are provided on how to generate leads, navigate new markets and reach top decision-makers, establish a profitable fee/commission structure, and write and present winning proposals.

Fine Artist’s Career Guide (The): Making Money in the Arts and Beyon – Daniel Grant


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Fine Artist’s Career Guide (The): Making Money in the Arts and Beyond

With this new edition of a classic resource, even the most undecided artists will find their way toward artistic and financial fulfillment. More in-depth and versatile than ever, the book enables visual artists of all backgrounds and career stages to get a clear picture of the professional opportunities open to them, establish themselves successfully in the market, or give their careers a completely new spin. Skillfully researched and written by a veteran art career expert, it covers career opportunities that range from the obvious to the obscure.

Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing & Self-Promotion (The) – Julius Vitali

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing & Self-Promotion (The)

Filled with innovative tips and advice for the fine artist on a budget, The Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion teaches artists how to function as their own press agent.  This book also shows artists how to create attention grabbing publicity videos, press releases and e-mails.  Information on how to exhibit and publish your works in magazines and newspapers, assemble grant proposals, write effective résumés, use slides, CDs, Web sites, and other photographic and digital reproductions all help to get your work into the public eye. This updated book also features extensive listings of organizations, services, publications, and other vital resources, along with in-depth profiles of successful artists who have developed effective techniques for marketing and promoting their work.  This book is available from Amazon.

Fine Art Publicity: The Complete Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Museums – Susan Abbott


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Fine Art Publicity: The Complete Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Museums

A savvy resource that helps artists and art professionals generate the publicity that keeps their artwork and business in the public spotlight. Strategic know-how on building bridges between artists, their galleries, and more.  There are fifteen chapters of helpful information on everything from working with print media, to working with television and radio, to using the World Wide Web as a publicity tool, to preparing and writing a press release and much more.

Graphic Design Business Book (The) – Tad Crawford


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Graphic Design Business Book (The)

Graphic designers in early- or mid-career and smaller design firms will find the big picture they need to succeed. This comprehensive resource offers inside advice from an array of top professionals in the field. Readers will find tips on building and protecting a business; marketing graphic design; proposals, pricing, and contracts; and the most pressing legal issues of the industry today. Chapters offer strategies for creating a business plan, managing a studio, using financial reports, presenting portfolios, marketing with a Web site, writing winning proposals, keeping clients happy, and much more. Establishing competitive prices for design work, negotiating contracts, and getting clients to pay are also covered, and clear explanations are provided for copyright and trademark, taxes, and insurance.

Graphic Designer’s & Illustrator’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion – Maria Piscopo

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Graphic Designer’s & Illustrator’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion

Maria Piscopo’s newest book provides an in-depth guide to the latest industry trends, technologies, and business secrets of marketing.  This book will help designers and illustrators create and implement a sophisticated marketing and self-promotion system for long-term success. Step-by-step instructions are provided on such topics as finding new (or better) clients, portfolio presentations that work, and much more. Interviews with real-life clients and case studies bring each topic to life. This book is available through the website listed below and from Amazon.

Graphic Designer’s Guide to Better Business Writing – Barbara Janoff


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Graphic Designer’s Guide to Better Business Writing

This book offers a compendium of practical tips to help designers running their own studios, working as freelancers, or employed at agencies get ahead in today’s competitive marketplace. This handy guide breaks down the writing process into simple, comprehensible stages and offers practical writing and presentation models that designers can immediately put to use. Readers will find real-life examples, covering an array of essential topics such as writing winning resumés and cover letters, landing accounts, conducting client research, creating design briefs, communicating across cultures and planning for growth.

Graphic Designer’s Guide to Clients (The): How to Make Clients Happy and… – Ellen Shapiro


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Graphic Designer’s Guide to Clients (The): How to Make Clients Happy and Do Great Work

Here is the perfect volume for graphic designers who want real-life advice for long-term success. Renowned designer Ellen Shapiro reveals time-tested tricks of the trade-for making sure the clients you want to work with know about you, become your clients, and work with you productively. The advice offered in this book will help you be able to identify what is distinct about your services, market yourself effectively, meet and court clients and learn the lingo of corporate strategy.  It will also help you make effective presentations, believe in the work you do and sell the work you believe in, obtain referrals from existing clients and keep clients coming back for more.

Healthy Artist (The) – CARFAC Ontario

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Healthy Artist (The)

In an effort to help artists to understand the importance of practicing safety in the studio, CARFAC Ontario published The Healthy Artist and L’Artiste Sain. This resource guide includes The Healthy Artist Guide to a Less Toxic Studio, an MSDS Fact Sheet, answers to Frequently Asked Questions and additional resources.  This book is only available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: CARFAC Ontario

WEBSITE: www.carfacontario.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto,
Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone Number: 416-340-8850     Fax Number: 416-340-7653
Email Address: carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

How to Become a Famous Artist and Still Paint Pictures – W. Joe Innis

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Become a Famous Artist and Still Paint Pictures

Do you want to become a famous painter? Here’s your guide from someone who has done it. This down to earth book is filled with tips, instruction and counsel based on years of experience (and lots of painfully wasted time, money, effort and passion). There are lots of tips from experience about your choice of medium, setting up your studio, maintaining truth in your art and more. The author patiently describes how to sell your work without selling out.  He tells you who your buyers are, where they are and how to “present” (not “sell”) your work to them. Eventually, you even learn how to become famous.  This book is available from the website listed below and Amazon.

ORGANIZATION: W. Joe Innis

WEBSITE: http://www.innisart.com/main.html

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code:
Phone Number:      Fax Number:
Email Address: Inquiries@ innisart.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Windsor Joe Innis is a neo-impressionist painter listed in Who’s Who in America and Gale’s Contemporary Authors. His paintings are collected worldwide. Innis has lived and worked in many countries throughout the world as a teacher, writer, painter, and sculptor, exhibiting in solo exhibitions in a variety of capitals, including Tokyo, Seoul (an ’88 Olympic Exhibition), Istanbul, Buenos Aires, London, and New York.

How to Get Started Selling Your Art – Carole Katchen

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Get Started Selling Your Art

Learn how to put together an inexpensive exhibit, create a professional image, present your art work to potential buyers, put together brochures and portfolios, find collectors, get the most out of local shows, set prices, find the right gallery, and more. Whether your goal is to make a living from your artwork, or to simply buy more art supplies, experience the satisfaction of selling your own art.

How to Grow as a Graphic Designer – Catharine Fishel


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Grow as a Graphic Designer

This stimulating companion helps graphic designers find professional and spiritual support with the ever-demanding struggle to stay creative and profitable. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with more than forty leading design personalities, the book reveals how some of today’s most successful and intriguing designers define quality of life, keep track of personal vision, define success, sustain themselves spiritually, and embrace change and stay fluid.  This book challenges designers to look into themselves, discover what they truly want, and get it—from the point-of-view of professionals who have made it and it helps them to build the spiritual and philosophical foundation that every creative business is based upon.
Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists, 3rd Ed.
The 3d edition of this popular resource contains 22 business and legal forms designed to meet the daily needs of all artists. New forms for commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment have been added to this edition. Some of the other forms offered are contracts for the sale of an artwork, for a commissioned artwork, and for an exhibition loan.  Each form is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal. In addition, this classic art reference includes a CD-ROM containing the forms in the most popular formats for both PC and Mac platforms.

How to Grow as an Artist – Daniel Grant


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Grow as an Artist

In this definitive guide to resources, aspiring artists and serious amateurs devoted to their art will find scores of time-tested strategies to help them set up and work safely from a home studio.  Readers can learn where and how to acquire appropriate art materials; develop their abilities with others as well as create art alone; explore opportunities for education in a wide variety of forms; overcome mental blocks; mat, frame, pack, and ship works of art; and much more.

How to Grow as an Illustrator – Michael Fleishman


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Grow as an Illustrator

This inspiring resource will help artists find professional and personal support in the struggle to stay creative and profitable in the field of illustration.  Some of the topics discussed in this book are the illustrator’s place in local, global, and professional communities, dealing with failure, tragedy, and dysfunction, how to embrace change, how to stay motivated, and balancing your personal and professional life. This real-world guide provides practical inspiration for illustrators at every stage of their careers.

How to Make Money as an Artist – Sean Moore


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Make Money as an Artist
How to sell one’s art isn’t taught in art schools, yet it’s an essential ingredient in getting work displayed and attracting art commissions. This straightforward, inexpensive guide is written for artists who want to present themselves and their work in the best possible light to the largest possible audience. Topics include creating a winning marketing package, getting a gallery, finding an artist representative, and obtaining free or low-cost advertising. Also included is a thorough resource listing that includes inexpensive sources for slide development, contact information for artist representatives, suggestions for durable mailing packaging, and contact names for foreign news media.  This book is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

How to Profit from the Art Print Market – Barney Davey –

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Profit from the Art Print Market

An invaluable reference, this book provides insights, suggestions, examples, and resources intended to demystify the world of art print marketing. Barney Davey has written this handbook of practical advice to help visual artists succeed in the print market. The book is a result of his experiences and perspective culled from advising and observing leading art publishers and print artists in three decades. It details how artists can use the print market to take control of their career and create a profitable business putting their original work into prints.  Any visual artist with the desire to enjoy commercial success will find this book practical, stimulating, and enlightening.

 

How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm – Albert W. Rubeling, Jr.


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
How to Start

I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion – Alyson Stanfield

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion

This book offers practical advice to help you sell more art and build an art career that lasts. This book will help you introduce yourself as an artist so people want to know more, form an artist statement and use it as the foundation for your marketing, expand your mailing list and use it to cultivate collectors, and create marketing materials that outshine the competition. You will also learn what you need to do to become a media magnet, and how to take advantage of your Web site and blog to build a bigger audience.

I’m Here, Now What?! An Artist’s Survival Guide for NYC! – Amy Harrell

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
I’m Here, Now What?! An Artist’s Survival Guide for NYC!

As exciting and enchanting New York City is, it is extremely expensive and the competition in the arts is fierce. As exciting as New York is, Harrell stresses the importance of saving money and provides her tips such as finding odd jobs and cheap gym memberships, as an experienced New York artist who came to New York and made it work with limited funds. I’m Here, Now What?! An Artist’s Survival Guide for NYC! is a practical living guide and virtual friend to making it happen in your life even if you haven’t made it in your artistic career. Yet.

Information for Artists : A Practical Guide for Visual and Media Artists – CARFAC Ontario

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Information for Artists : A Practical Guide for Visual and Media Artists

This unique and up-to-date “survival guide” consists of nineteen chapters covering a variety of subjects relevant to Canadian visual and media artists. The authors come from diverse backgrounds specializing in visual and media art, education, arts administration, law and accounting.  This book is only available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: CARFAC Ontario

WEBSITE: http://www.carfacontario.ca/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto,
Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone Number: 416-340-8850     Fax Number: 416-340-7653
Email Address: carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.

Inside the Business of Graphic Design: 60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success – Catharine Fishel


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Inside the Business of Graphic Design: 60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success
Share the insights of today’s most legendary graphic designers as they speak about the best-kept secrets (and failures) of their business lives. Six sections discuss the entire cycle of business ownership, including goal setting, finding the right management style, cooperating with employees, triggering growth, rethinking one’s business in the face of major changes, and even whether to stay with the business or move on. Whether you dream of setting up a small studio, or whether you’ve been on your own for years, this provocative guide is an important source of success strategies for every graphics professional.

Internet 101 with a special guide to Selling Art on eBay, 2nd Edition – Constance Smith


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Internet 101 with a special guide to Selling Art on eBay, 2nd Edition

Constance Smith and Susan Greaves are the authors of this book, which is a user-friendly guide to exhibiting, promoting and selling your artwork online with a special guide to Selling Art on Ebay. From beginner to more advanced, this book fills in the gaps about using the World Wide Web, e-mail and more. The chapters in this book include “Basics”, “You’ve Got E-mail “, “Surfing the Web”, “Selling Art on eBay”, and  “Making a Splash on the Web”.  Constance Smith founded ArtNetwork in 1986. She has been assisting fine artists nationwide with their marketing needs for more than 21 years. Previous to publishing marketing information in books and newsletters, she represented artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Susan Greaves is an artist and has been selling her work on eBay for several years with a five-digit income.

Law (in Plain English) ® for Galleries (The) – Leonard D. DuBoff


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Law (in Plain English) ® for Galleries (The)

The 2nd edition of this definitive guide is for gallery owners, dealers, and artists’ reps who want to understand the law and successfully tackle the business and legal issues they face every day in their field.  This book covers all legal aspects of a gallery business ­ from trademarks and copyright to contracts, consignments, taxes, product liability, advertising, catalog sales, and customer relations ­ saving the reader thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees. The author also advises how to find a good lawyer if one is needed.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist – Tad Crawford


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

This highly acclaimed reference book presents a comprehensive overview of the legal issues faced by anyone working in the visual arts. The narrative text is arranged into twenty-four chapters covering: copyright, contracts, censorship, moral rights, sales (by artist, gallery, or agent), taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, and grants. The book suggests basic strategies, gives information to help with further action, and contains many sample legal forms and contracts. This edition is a complete revision, providing not only updated legal information, but also covering the ever-increasing importance of new media and electronic rights.

Licensing Art 101, 3rd Edition – Michael Woodward


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Licensing Art 101, 3rd Edition

Michael Woodward, the author of this book, has worked in the licensing and publishing industry in the U.K. and U.S. for over 25 years.  The purpose of this book is to help artists learn how to increase their income by licensing their art. The first part of the book has information about conducting business with the publishing and licensing industry; the second part lists contacts in the industry with names, addresses, telephone numbers, web sites and what type of art the company is looking for.  Some examples of the chapters included in this book are: “The Licensing Industry”, “Marketplaces”, “Legal Aspects” and “Licensing Agents”.

Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online: A Guide for Artists and Collectors – Marques Vickers

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online: A Guide for Artists and Collectors

This comprehensive resource walks artists, galleries, and resellers through the process of establishing an effective website geared to attract viewers, promote sales, and establish long-term, credible presence. In addition, it presents evolving opportunities for licensed products, greeting card publishing, print on demand Gigle’s, barter, auction exchanges, motion picture set decor, e-commerce stores, virtual art galleries, affiliate program and many others.  Information on how to order this book can be found at the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: Marques Vickers

WEBSITE: http://www.marquesv.com./

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1900 Ascot Parkway #915, Vallejo, California 94591
Phone Number: Fax Number:
Email Address: marquesv@marquesv.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Marques Vickers, the California figurative artist, has established his working studios in northern California and southern France since becoming a professional artist in 1997. An entrepreneur before becoming an artist, he has initiated and managed several business enterprises and is an internationally recognized spokesperson on the growing marketing role the Internet is assuming in the fine arts industry. His numerous self-produced Web sites have been the recipient of several Golden Web Awards from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers (IAWMD).

Most Art Sucks: Five Years of Coagula – Mat Gleason, Tom Patchett & Walter Robinson

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Most Art Sucks: Five Years of Coagula

Dubbed “the National Enquirer of the Art World” by the New York Post, Coagula stands alone among art publications in providing iconoclastic, irreverent commentary, gossip, and reportage on the New York and Los Angeles art scenes. Both greatly loved and vehemently loathed, Coagula has been a magnet for controversy since its inception. Most Art Sucks is a compendium of the best of Coagula Art Journal, as well as insider dirt on the art world elite.  This book is available from Amazon.

Opportunities in Animation and Cartooning Careers – Terence J. Sacks

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Opportunities in Animation and Cartooning Careers

This book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within the animation and cartooning field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.  It covers the definition and history of cartoons as well as surveying various kinds of work in the field, from comic strips in newspapers to types of animation and the use of computers and technology in animation. It includes interviews with a comic book artist, a Disney producer and director, a comic strip cartoonist, a video editor and others in the field, and gives an idea of what earnings can be expected, along with various career tracks and ideas on getting started and submitting work. Appendices include lists of organizations and periodicals as well as major newspaper syndicates and schools.  This book is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Potter’s Professional Handbook – Steve Branfman

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Potter’s Professional Handbook

The perfect resource for individuals wishing to take the next step in their involvement with clay. Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter’s Professional Handbook cover topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more. This book provides descriptions of the items necessary for a beginning professional potter and includes visual examples of items including sales slips, purchase orders, invoices, credit slips, and even floor plans of well-known potters’ studios.  This book is available from the website listed below as well as from Amazon.

Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist (The) – Margaret R. Lazzari

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist (The)

Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, this book is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This new edition continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist’s career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work.  This book is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Presentation Power Tools For Fine Artists – Renee Phillips

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Presentation Power Tools For Fine Artists
This valuable, time-saving book provides step-by-step guidance and easy to follow samples of important documents: business letters, presentation materials, grant and exhibition proposals, contracts, artists’ statements, resumes, biographies, press releases and more. It also includes advice from experts in the fields of public relations and corporate art consulting and hundreds of resources.  This book is available from the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION NAME: Manhattan Arts International

WEBSITE: www.manhattanarts.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 200 East 72 Street, 26th floor,  New York, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-472-1660        Fax Number:
Email Address: renee@manhattanarts.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Since 1980, Manhattan Arts International has been serving the art community by helping artists pursue their passion and turn their passion into prosperity.  Renee Phillips has led this company for all of its years, and is an experienced author, curator, artist career consultant and lecturer who has made many contributions to the arts.  She is the author of several books, she gives motivational speeches, and has served as an artist career advisor and coach for the past 27 years.  She feels that her  “greatest career achievement is helping creative individuals discover their strengths, visualize their dreams, and achieve their highest potential.”

Relatively Pain-Free Artist Statement (The) – Alyson Stanfield

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Relatively Pain-Free Artist Statement (The)

This e-book will help you talk, write, and think more clearly about your work so that you can make it meaningful to gallery dealers, curators, arts writers, and collectors, as well as to people who may not know anything about art. You will develop a method of putting your thoughts together in a language you can use again and again throughout your career in press releases, label and website text, grant applications and more. The e-book also contains 20 days worth of journaling exercises that will guide you through the process.

Selling Art Without Galleries – Daniel Grant


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Selling Art Without Galleries

This comprehensive guide takes you beyond the walls of ultra-competitive commercial galleries. Learn how to exhibit and sell your work in a host of nontraditional venues, including online, through open studio events, on cruise ships, and in hospitals, restaurants, and art fairs.  Also included is a helpful section on workspaces, housing and residencies, emergency funds, and legal assistance. Armed with this knowledge, artists anywhere will be empowered to take control over their careers and find a market for their art.

Selling Graphic and Web Design (3rd Edition) – Don Sparkman


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Selling Graphic and Web Design (3rd Edition)

Designers will learn a new approach to their field that blurs lines between graphic design, web design, and marketing through building strategic partnerships and thinking outside the box. In addition to no-nonsense advice for how to write effective proposals, offer the right design solutions, and provide services to fit a client’s needs and budget, this guide has been revised and expanded to share marketing methods from leading Internet designers. Full of tips on pricing, billing, portfolios, this guide also covers marketing complex Web sites, ethics in marketing graphic and web design, brand design, brand law, Web content management, and commonly used terms in branding and Internet design.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer – Michael Fleishman


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer

This valuable guide is packed with expert tips and success techniques for getting started as a freelance illustrator.  Areas such as selling your work, promoting yourself, and even what to do once you’re working. Up-and-coming freelancers will also discover practical guidance for creating a portfolio, making initial contacts, developing a financial plan, acquiring supplies and equipment, pricing work, and even marketing on the Web. Plus, special chapters are devoted to selling work to magazines, ad agencies, book publishers, greeting card companies, small businesses, and more. Beginning professionals, working professionals who want to make a change, and entrepreneurs who want to go out on their own will find everything they need in this friendly, easy-to-use guide.

Success Now! For Artists: A Motivational Guide for the Artrepreneur – Renee Phillips

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Success Now! For Artists: A Motivational Guide for the Artrepreneur

This revised and expanded second edition helps artists achieve freedom and prosperity through step-by-step, winning strategies and inspiring essays.  Author Renee Phillips, a motivational speaker and career coach for individuals in the Arts, shares more than 20 years experience as she tackles a range of challenges artists face in order to create, exhibit, market and promote their work.  The book also contains advice and insight from several other leading art professionals and an appendix with more than 250 valuable resources. This book is available from the website listed below as well as from Amazon.

aking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist – Cay Lang

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist

Based on artist and teacher Cay Lang’s popular seminars, TAKING THE LEAP teaches artists how to succeed in today’s complex and competitive art world. This book offers inside information on how to show at galleries, nonprofit spaces, and museums, as well as a host of nontraditional venues.  This behind-the-scenes look at the art world reveals how decisions are made and what artists can expect and how they can create their own art scene on their own terms. This book provides a step-by-step guide for artists at all levels with its practical tools, resources and advice.

ORGANIZATION: CARFAC Ontario – Cay Lang

WEBSITE: www.carfacontario.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto,
Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone Number: 416-340-8850     Fax Number: 416-340-7653
Email Address: carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.

isual Artists’ Guide to Estate Planning (The) – CARFAC Ontario

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Visual Artists’ Guide to Estate Planning (The)
This book examines the steps that you can take towards generating a strong artistic legacy that has persistent visibility and protection. It is meant as a guide to maximize the potential of your work, and to minimize the complications that come with the process. Creating an estate plan is not a simple task, but the long-term benefits of a plan will prove, in the end, to be very helpful to you and to those you care about most. Includes six chapters on estate planning; a glossary; additional resources; a sample inventory sheet; warranty regarding entitlement form; a sample gifting agreement and basic will, and a will information checklist prepared by Iler Campbell LLP.

Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning (A) – Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning (A)

This book is a comprehensive handbook designed to assist artists in planning their estates.  The book has two main parts and an appendix.  Part I introduces general estate planning concepts and offers practical advice and a discussion of legal issues raised by artists at an estate planning conference.  Part II consists of an in-depth discussion of policy and law on selected issues of estate planning and administration for visual artists which was written by the Committee on Art Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  The Appendix contains sample forms, resources, and additional information.  The book is available through the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

WEBSITE: www.sharpeartfdn.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 830 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: 719-635-3220      Fax Number:
Email Address: office@sharpeartfdn.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation was established in June, 1984, by Marie Walsh Sharpe, the culmination of her long-held dream of providing financial assistance to the very gifted in the visual arts.  Mrs. Sharpe charged the Foundation with providing supplemental instruction to art students, through workshops and seminars, beyond that offered in the secondary schools.  She also directed the Foundation to offer assistance to gifted individual artists.

and Operate Your Own Design Firm
This useful and comprehensive guide will give you hands-on information to manage nuts-and-bolts issues such as financing your business, setting fees, establishing a client base, advertising and marketing your design services, dealing with insurance and banking and getting the right accounting and legal assistance. You’ll also receive valuable help with the psychological challenges involved in starting your own business along with straightforward advice on setting and reaching goals, handling fear and risk, and coping with success and unplanned growth.

 

Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning (A) – Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning (A)

This book is a comprehensive handbook designed to assist artists in planning their estates.  The book has two main parts and an appendix.  Part I introduces general estate planning concepts and offers practical advice and a discussion of legal issues raised by artists at an estate planning conference.  Part II consists of an in-depth discussion of policy and law on selected issues of estate planning and administration for visual artists which was written by the Committee on Art Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  The Appendix contains sample forms, resources, and additional information.  The book is available through the website listed below.

ORGANIZATION: Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

WEBSITE: www.sharpeartfdn.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 830 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: 719-635-3220      Fax Number:
Email Address: office@sharpeartfdn.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation was established in June, 1984, by Marie Walsh Sharpe, the culmination of her long-held dream of providing financial assistance to the very gifted in the visual arts.  Mrs. Sharpe charged the Foundation with providing supplemental instruction to art students, through workshops and seminars, beyond that offered in the secondary schools.  She also directed the Foundation to offer assistance to gifted individual artists.

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