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The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist
Synopses & Reviews
Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, this book is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This new edition continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist's career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work.
Book News Annotation:
In this update of the 1996 edition, Lazzari (fine arts, U. of Southern California) advises artists to build alliances rather than go it alone in promoting one's work and pursuing educational options. Includes artist interviews, photos related to documenting and showing artwork, resources, and an annotated bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-326) and index.
About the Author
Margaret Lazzari is an Associate Professor in the School of Fine Arts at University of Southern California. She is an art critic and writer whose books include "Art and Design Fundamentals" (1991), and "The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist" (2nd Ed.). Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.
Table of Contents
Part I: Groundwork. 1. The Artwork Is Most Important. 2. Making Connections. Part II: Getting Your Work Out and Seen. 3. Taking Control of Showing Your Work. 4. Your Show. 5. Documenting Your Work. 6. Presenting Your Work to Art Professionals and Clients. 7. Researching Galleries, Museums, and Other Art Venues. 8. Artist/Gallery Relations. Part III: Positions of Influence. 9. Writing for Art Publications. 10. Curating. 11. Creating a New Art Space. Part IV: Financial Concerns. 12. Jobs. 13. Grants. 14. Other Financial Support. 15. The Business End. Part V: Education. 16. The Master of Fine Arts Degree. 17. Other Educational Opportunities.
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