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Professional Practices

Are We Teaching Artists to Fail*?

Karen Atkinson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I wish more programs on the business of art would include more expanded ways of thinking in their offerings. Failure or success is never final.

Reasons for Rejection and What You Can Do About It for Artists

Karen Atkinson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

Whether you are asking for a show, a pot of money, an in-kind donation, a fellowship or a residency, a few thoughtful considerations will go a long way towards less rejection.

Ethics For Artists

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

With every artist rushing to the top, and with only so many slots to fill, ethics often get overlooked. Here are some things I see often, and want artists to consider when deciding how to proceed.

Ask GYST: Public Domain Images Get a Mark

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

Even with creative commons searches for images, it is not always clear if those images are copyrighted. With this new mark, we will no longer be guessing.

Getting Your Sh*t Together: Ask GYST (Bartering and Trading Artwork)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I want to propose a barter with my dentist, I give her a painting in exchange for dental work. Are there laws I need to know about?

Getting Your Sh*t Together: Ask GYST

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

A number of years ago, I was sitting in a faculty meeting and we were discussing the current curriculum of the art program and chatting about the emba...