Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider’s information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field.Most notably, this sixth edition contains a new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. This classic handbook also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art. Finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels’s site the Artist Help Network, is fully revised.
Caroll Michels is a successful sculptor whose artwork has been exhibited in museums worldwide, and she has worked as a career coach on behalf of thousands of artists since 1978. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.