Business for Artists 101: Protecting Your Assets

Business for Artists 101: Protecting Your Assets

(Thanks to guest blogger, Marlo Spieth from Avvo.com, for this blog post!) Salvador Dalí was an artist unsatisfied to be famous posthumously. Breaking with tradition, it was his priority to be recognized and compensated for his work during his lifetime. How did Dalí achieve financial success? It has been said that Dalí was revolutionary in the sense that he was both an artist and a businessman. History remembers him as an eccentric but, in fact, his peculiarities were the result of a fierce commitment to his brand. In 1924, Andre Breton defined surrealism as “the actual functioning of thought…. in

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Life in the Day of an Artist, OR when do I have time to make ART?

Life in the Day of an Artist, OR when do I have time to make ART?

This post is inspired by James Judd, writer/comedian/NPR storyteller, who wrote an article for Pyragraph in early spring entitled “My Day as a Working Artist.”  It’s a funny piece, but also poignant because at the end of a very long day, Judd writes:  “Was it artistically fulfilling? No. It didn’t include any work on my script or, heaven forbid, rehearsal.  Nothing in it made me feel like I’m becoming a better artist.” For many artists, days like this are typical:  massive numbers of hours working on the business of getting their creative work out there (Judd’s day began at 8:30am

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ArtSpark Turned Four!

ArtSpark Turned Four!

You’ve been a Spark for Good! Thank you for helping us ignite something amazing. Very happily, we announce that ArtSpark’s Fourth Birthday Bash was a success! Thanks to the many contributors and participants, our event, where we gathered to celebrate YOU, went off without a hitch. We hope that you’ll find the spirit of the event captured in the slideshow above. Photographer Guadalupe Chavez graciously engaged the crowd and beautifully captured the essence of the night. We were also lucky enough to receive a visit from Antonio Ramon from Albuquerque the Magazine, who has also contributed some photos you’ll see

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