Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Ten Commandments Towards A Healthy Art Career

This was sent to me in an anonymous e-mail:

1. Thou shalt not spend more time at art openings than in one's studio.

2. Thou shalt not produce artwork beyond one's financial means.

3. Thou shalt not make art that is too intelligent without emotion.

4. Thou shalt not make art that is too emotional without intelligence.

5. Thou shalt not act pretentious, especially when most successful
artists do not.

6. Thou shalt not judge another artist by his or her gallerist.

7. Thou shalt not judge another's artwork by his or her CV.

8. Thou shalt not expect others to show your art.

9. Thou shalt not expect others to sell or buy your art.

10. Thou shalt not expect to be paid if others sell or buy your art.

8 comments:

Art said...

So true..although the last few leave me a bit sad

Anonymous said...

Re nr.6 It might be very profitable for the artist to buy his or her gallerist!

mike@ahamoment.com said...

Not that most artists need any reminders about the "passion" side ... but I still feel compelled to share Dianna's story.

She was told early on that a career in the arts was impossible, so went a different more financially secure route. Then a little later decided to "chuck it" and pursue her true passion -- art!

Check out here story at the link below. Hope you like it.
http://www.ahamoment.com/vote/dianna

Heather Horton said...

I too have gone after an art career full-time and will never look back...belief, discipline and passion are necessities..

Heather

http://www.heatherhortonartwork.blogspot.com

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