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Now displaying: February, 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/

Feb 27, 2020
In 2014 then-promising artist Jennie Tucker received a challenge out of the blue from a friend: Paint my wedding. At my wedding. In front of all the guests.

Most of the artists I know and love would have (1) laughed out loud thinking, Obviously she jests, or (2) run the other way. Fast.

Not Jennie. She accepted the challenge and rose to the occasion.

More interestingly, she found she really liked it.

Jennie, who was single at the time (read: freer), enjoyed traveling and painting at weddings. She liked interacting with guests and painting within the time and location constraints. She didn't mind people looking over her shoulder to see what was on the canvas.

She became an artist-performer of sorts, and the word spread.

Jennie found a niche for herself. Before long, she was in demand for other live events, like corporate parties and conferences.

The opportunities abounded, and every one of them happened by word of mouth and, eventually, as a result of her social media sharing.

There was no way she could accept all of the invitations that came her way. She had to start saying No.

In this latest episode of the Art Biz Podcast, I asked Jennie Tucker about the business side of live painting. We discuss the importance of contracts (and what to include in them), dealing with people and their many personality quirks, income streams, and her desire to help more artists start doing this work.

Jennie openly shares the challenges and a somewhat embarrassing story from a most memorable wedding.

See Jennie's art: https://www.jennielouart.com/

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

See Jennie and her art along with episode 44 on the podcast: https://artbizsuccess.com/live-painting-podcast/.

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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 44).

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Feb 13, 2020
One of the most important lessons in my course, Magnetic You, involves meditating on your art. You read that right. Meditating on your art. ****I insist that art speaks when you give it the time and space to tell you its story. Then you have to capture that story in a journaling process. In the spring of 2018, Cathy Read worked her way through this course, and wrote pages and pages about a new body of work. Then she got an idea from another lesson in Magnetic You to leverage all of that writing she had done.

It didn’t just stay in a notebook or in a file somewhere in the dark depths of her computer. Nooooo. She put it to work and turned her written stories into audio for an exhibition.

The leap Cathy took from written word to audio involves a different way of thinking. It’s much like how museums consider programming their shows. They don’t simply put up the art along with nearby labels. They have docents who lead tours, scholars who give presentations, activities to expand on a theme, and audio for telling stories.

In this episode, Cathy and I talk about how she created a process for this, how it worked out, and what she'd do differently next time.

See Cathy's art: https://cathyreadart.com/

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

Find examples of Cathy's labels with QR codes along with episode 43 on the podcast site: https://artbizsuccess.com/audio-for-art-show-podcast.

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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 43).

***

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 wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

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