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Now displaying: January, 2020

Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Jan 30, 2020
Art Biz Success has been around since 2002, but we have probably undergone more changes in our business in the last two years than in the previous ten years combined.

In this episode I'm joined by team member Kristen O'Neill as we walk you through the biggest changes. They're all based on three major insights I had during a self-reflective process.

  1. I enjoy working live and in person. I like to travel and hold the energy of a large group throughout a workshop. This can be exhausting, but it also feeds me. And I think I’m good at creating an excellent experience for workshop participants. I learn more when I’m there in person. However, I don’t enjoy launching ads, emails, and promotions to try to fill a room and being on the hook for thousands of dollars to a venue.

To satisfy this part of me, I'm organizing half-day marketing plan workshops throughout the country in 2020. You can find out how to invite me to your city here: https://artbizsuccess.com/art-marketing-workshops. And see where my scheduled workshops are taking place here: https://artbizsuccess.com/marketing-workshop-registration.

  1. I enjoy helping ambitious artists who have a solid studio practice. I enjoy helping them shore up their foundation or review everything they have in place as they prepare for growth and are ready for a new phase in their artist journey.

My super power is helping artists create sustainable business systems that can support long-term growth. I do not enjoy working with wishy-washy artists who kinda sorta maybe think they might want to do something with their art. There are creativity coaches and therapists to help with that. It’s not my gift.

I've spent the better part of 2 decades perfecting the Art Career Success System and believe strongly that it can give you a strong business foundation. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.

  1. I most enjoy working with artists who are more advanced in their careers. They have their foundation in place and are thinking beyond entry forms and juried shows. They’re carefully crafting their career course, and I’m good at helping them develop creative business strategies that can support their growth.

I also know that artists get further faster when they are part of a community of like-minded artists. For this reason, I have created small group virtual masterminds for artists who are focused on sales, teaching, or community projects. See https://artbizsuccess.com/artist-masterminds.

Thank you for letting me share this news with you. It means a lot that you're here and stick with me through the changes.

Find Kristen O'Neill at https://kristenoneillart.com/ and @kristenoneillart on Instagram.

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Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: http://Wildermiss.com.

Read the show extensive notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 42).

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Jan 23, 2020
Alison Nicholls leads Art Safaris in South Africa for National Geographic. The two back-to-back sessions sell out every year, and she loves teaching in this environment.

Alison gives equal weight to her field sketches and studio work, and has begun to believe that the field sketches are almost more important.

She is a Signature member of Artists For Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists, a member of the Explorers Club, and an artist member of the Salmagundi Club.

In this episode of the Art Biz Podcast, Alyson talks with Alison about how the Art Safaris came about and how she uses social media, video, blogging, and her newsletter to attract students months in advance.

See Alison's art: https://artinspiredbyafrica.com/

Find out about the Art Safaris: https://artinspiredbyafrica.com/art-safaris/

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artinspiredbyafrica/

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This episode is sponsored by my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a program I have perfected for more than 17 years working with artists.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will do over and over again throughout your art business and career. That’s why it’s a SYSTEM.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation using my video and audio lessons, worksheets, and transcripts. And you will be part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving.

Join us now and get your business in shape. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.

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Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: http://Wildermiss.com.

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 41).

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Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

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Jan 2, 2020
Suzanne Gibbs is an artist and author based in Portland, Oregon.

Two years ago, she entered my Art Biz Inner Circle and began taking full advantage of everything that was offered. As an aside, although we no longer offer the Inner Circle, we do continue to support artists through the Art Career Success System and our new artist masterminds.

But, no matter how hard we try, we can’t make you do the work, whether it's business or studio based.

What Suzanne wanted to share in this episode is critical to every artists' success.

We started talking about the idea of doing less (not more) in order to accomplish your goals, but it turned into a conversation about focusing more. Focusing on what matters, and nothing is more important to your professionalism as an artist than a consistent studio practice. Nothing!

Suzanne creates contemporary abstract portraits exploring the roles of women, in particular homemakers, in society. In 2013 she graduated from Claremont Graduate University’s MFA program. She received her MS in Communication from the University of Portland and a BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon University. She also studied drawing and painting at Napa Valley Community College and Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Throughout her career, Suzanne has taught art and creativity workshops to students of all ages in schools, museums, private homes, and from her studio. Her work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

See Suzanne's art: https://suzannegibbs.com

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzannegibbsart

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This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a program I have perfected after more than 17 years working with artists. Why take time away from your work in the studio to create your own business systems when I have done it for you?

Become part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving while streamlining your business and marketing. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com

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Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: http://Wildermiss.com.

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 40).

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Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

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