Brainard Carey hopes to shatter the tiresome myth of the struggling artist in Making It in the Art World, a valuable resource for artists hoping to gain greater success and more lucrative opportunities from their work. Carey, co-founder of the collaborative art duo Praxis, generously outlines some key factors, from unconventional thinking to fostering interpersonal relationships and building a community, all delivered by Peter Drew in an urgent and forceful performance that renders Carey's advice all the more motivational. Thanks to Carey, listeners are shown that it is possible to have a long-lasting and fulfilling career as a principled artist.
Learn how today’s artists survive, exhibit, and earn money, without selling out! This book explains how to be a professional artist and new methods to define and realize what success means. Whether you’re a beginner, a student, or a career artist looking to be in the best museum shows, this book provides ways of advancing your plans on any level. Making It in the Art World is an invaluable resource for artists at every stage, offering readers a plethora of strategies and helpful tips to plan and execute a successful artistic career. Topics include how to evaluate your own work, how to submit art, how to present work to the public, how to avoid distractions in the studio, and much more.
©2011 Brainard Carey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Everything about this audiobook turned me off. The author sounds cocky. The advice is both obvious and unhelpful. And in general, it's just unpleasant to listen to.
The information in this book could propel an artist's career. It would also be a great tool for the marketing side of a cooperative gallery.
The narrator has a robotic, monotone delivery. Took some effort to stay focused.
Concise information of how to make it in the art world...If you are ready and willing you can do it!
how to approach things
Fantastic book YOU NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS!
Very straight-forward language. Not flowery at all. Easy to understand and incorporate into our life/plan. Logical and inspiring. Great for the go-getter mentality.
Carey does a great job of giving many different ways to approach people to show your art and ways to be exhibited. He explains how, when and why. He explains why there is no reason you can't be an artist, it is only a matter of attitude, effort and schmoozing that makes you one.
Enjoyed the stories about the author's entry into the art world and his stories about other artists experiences with shows etc. Also had some good tips for readers... and some tips I will certainly apply.
The narrator's voice was pleasant, but had a choppy cadence and could be hard to follow a times,
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