Sushi White Plate, in progress (detail view). Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Thoughts wrangled for a previous solo exhibition. Sketchbook pages, 2010 by Sarah Atlee.
Earlier this year, I took a journey into the world of art marketing with Art Biz Coach Alyson Stanfield, though her No Excuses Art Biz Bootcamp. In this online course, students learn and implement all kinds of great stuff about the business of being an independent artist.
I can’t say enough good things about this 12-week program, but here are some highlights:
Because of the Art Biz Bootcamp
I feel more in control of my art business than ever before.
I clarified my career goals, especially pertaining to exhibition and sales. As a result, I’ve booked a solo show in a new venue and planned for several group shows during the next year.
I took control of my contact list and established an email newsletter for the first time (you can sign up using the form on your right).
I have an increased network of support through the Bootcamp’s group on Facebook and through other interactions with my friends and colleagues.
I had an Aha! Moment.
I now understand that I am a specific artist, with specific needs and career goals. I need to do what is right for me, which may not be what is right for someone else. I can push myself to overcome challenges and achieve goals while still treating myself with compassion.
Are you interested in the Art Biz Bootcamp?
Thank you, Alyson!
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Ike. Acrylic on wood panel, about 6 x 5 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
If you’re a Robert Downey Jr. fan, you might recognise these names from a bit of dialogue in the 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Mike. Acrylic on wood panel, about 9 x 7.5 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
A bit of Internet research reveals several possible origins for this phrase. “Ike and Mike” are diner lingo for salt and pepper. Next to which you will often see a bottle of mustard. There’s also Mike & Ike the candy, perhaps named after a comic strip written by Rube Goldberg (but not officially connected).
“Ike, Mike and Mustard” is also a category of off-color jokes, often featuring characters by those names.
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Mustard. Acrylic on wood panel, about 10 x 12 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Ike, Mike & Mustard will each be available at DNA Galleries starting this Thursday, May 2.
Ike & Mike, in progress. Acrylic on wood panel, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Dylan and Amanda Bradway cut these teardrop shapes out of wood, and invited artists to embellish them for the upcoming show. Here they are sanded and prepped for painting.
The teardrop shape is from DNA Galleries’ new improved logo.
I’ll post more pictures when the paintings are finalized.