Making It in the Art World

New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money
Narrated by: Peter Drew
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
3.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Not my style

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.

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outdated all around. Reader is suicide inducing.

What disappointed you about Making It in the Art World?

Want to know how a 70 year old sold art 15 years ago? This is your book!

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Creative marketing for dedicated artists.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Drew’s performances?

The narrator has a robotic, monotone delivery. Took some effort to stay focused.

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Straight-forward, easy to follow, great ideas

What made the experience of listening to Making It in the Art World the most enjoyable?

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.

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Wonderful, Informative Book

What made the experience of listening to Making It in the Art World the most enjoyable?

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.

What three words best describe Peter Drew’s voice?

The narrator's voice was pleasant, but had a choppy cadence and could be hard to follow a times,

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Going the extra mile

Great way to set yourself apart. Great book. Curious where to find papers to print for the workbook portion because I bought the audiobook.

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Great lessons

I plan on taking action on a lot of the methods here. This book is very enlightening.

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Great content. Narrator is a little dry.

I have listened to this book multiple times. The content is good, but the narrator is difficult to enjoy. It sounds very robotic.

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Priceless.

Brainard's detailed suggestions and tips for artists are more than inspiring, they are actionable - immediately.
Grab a copy and get busy!

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A Different way of selling and showing art

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.