Artists Speak

Lynn Basa

Artist and Author of a book on Public Art Commissions discusses her detailed methodology for winning and executing commissions, and how she makes a living making art.

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Dawoud Bey

World renowned photographer and teacher shares his ingredients for a successful art career and talks about the importance of building authentic relationships.

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Theaster Gates

With a meteoric career, the artist, potter, singer and urban renewal visionary discusses his humble beginnings and his relationships to institutions and alternative spaces.

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Bob Emser

Prolific, civically involved sculptor Bob Emser shares his experience in the public commission market, discussing his intuitive growth as a business-minded artist, and how to approach a professional career like a work of art.

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Michelle Grabner (audio)

Artist, critic, curator and educator Michelle Grabner talks about balancing a regional focus with an international interest, and how she successfully integrated family life with her renowned art career.

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Wesley Kimler (audio)

A gifted painter and highly opinionated commenter on art today discusses creating art within a century long overview and the art world politics surrounding what has and has not served him well.

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Carlos Dzine Rolon (audio)

From graffiti artist to internationally museum-exhibited artist, Rolon’s conversation covers integrating a contemporary aesthetic with an art historical language, the artist’s experience at the Venice Biennale, and making work that people will talk about.

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Mark Kostabi

Renowned painter, Mark Kostabi talks about his path to becoming one of the world’s most prolific and talked about artists, and also outlines his six rules for making it in the art world.

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Tony Tasset

The Chicago-based, multi-media artist talks about his work’s relationship to the history of Conceptual Art, and shares his personal experiences getting started in public art and making art that will get you noticed.

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Louise LeBourgeois

In this webinar, the Chicago-based painter Louise LeBourgeois shares the details of her rigorous studio practice, and discusses the ways in which narrowing her focus has had a profound impact upon her creative process.

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René Romero Schuler

An artist who took part in the very first Klein Artist Works course, René Romero Schuler talks about her career before and after the course, touching on topics like balancing several gallery relationships simultaneously, and arriving at the place where she can articulate her making process to a wider audience.

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Josh Garber

Sculptor Josh Garber has been welding and working with a variety of metals for the past twenty years. Represented by the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Garber has had a number of public art works commissions completed, including the Chicago Transit Authority commission of his work, “Hope and Renewal” which was installed in 2007 at the Kimball Brown line station.

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Emmett Kerrigan

Emmett Kerrigan is a prolific Chicago artist whose practice is equal parts painter and woodworker. In the course of this studio visit, Kerrigan covers a number of topics regarding his process, his work and how he established his relationship with Chicago art dealer and gallery owner, Linda Warren. Additionally, he reveals his work as a day trader and its relationship to his art.

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Josh Harker

In this webinar, artist Josh Harker offers his advice for having a successful Kickstarter project and gives his tips for what does and doesn't work for online fundraising. With his Kickstarter project, Harker joined the ranks of top Kickstarter campaigns and ultimately became the third largest funded arts campaign on the site to date.

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John Fraser

Artist John Fraser discusses the long road from working in the commercial world to being a full-time artist, his transition from selling work in art fairs to gaining gallery representation, the value of MFA programs, and the logistics of working with galleries.

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Jason Middlebrook

Renowned artist Jason Middlebrook discusses the trajectory of building his career in the New York art scene to live solely off his work, balancing commissions with sales in commercial galleries and art fairs, financial planning for an irregular income, and balancing career and family life.

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Joanne Mattera

Artist and writer Joanne Mattera relates her long journey to becoming a fully self-supporting artist, courting New York City galleries, and her blog addressing marketing in the art world.

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Jason Salavon

Groundbreaking computational artist Jason Salavon discusses innovating new media while sustaining a lineage from art history. In this studio visit, Salavon gives advice on simultaneously developing creative and business aspects of a career and relates his thoughts on grad school, building relationships with galleries, selling artwork, and teaching in a university.

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Keer Tanchak

In this studio visit, painter Keer Tanchak talks about engaging with art history, the evolution of her work and material processes, fostering relationships with galleries, using resources like the bimonthly publication New American Paintings, and the day-to-day struggle of growing a career.

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Neil Goodman

Sculptor Neil Goodman works with metal to create abstract forms linked to a modernist lineage and evocative of the Midwestern industrial landscape. Goodman invites Klein Artist Works into his home and studio to discuss materials and techniques as well as the many facets of a successful career: forming good work habits, maintaining an audience, budgeting for large projects, working with dealers, and his long teaching career.

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Lincoln Schatz

Pioneering experimental video artist Lincoln Schatz discusses the evolution of his practice from sculpture to new media and the importance of allowing his practice to change to find a unique voice. He addresses working both inside and at the edges of the art world, the ability to monetize his work, and the importance of professionalizing your practice.

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Laura Letinsky

Internationally renowned artist Laura Letinsky invites Klein Artist Works into her studio to discuss her engagement with the still life genre and her choice of photography as a medium to create conceptual pictures, as well as her teaching career, balancing motherhood with being an artist, and gender inequity in the art world.

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Buzz Spector

Acclaimed artist and Chicago native Buzz Spector candidly addresses the challenges of being a teaching artist while also discussing his artmaking process, collecting artists’ books, and the synergy of his overlapping work as an artist, teacher, writer, and editor.

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Jason Brammer

Artist Jason Brammer and Erin Brammer, his wife and business manager, are partners in life and career. They discuss the logistics of their working relationship and strategies they have used to promote and sell Jason’s artwork and grow their career.

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David Middlebrook

Acclaimed sculptor David Middlebrook specializes in large-scale and site-specific work. He candidly speaks about his process and materials, working both with public commissions and private galleries, and the continued growth of his over forty-year career.

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Alice Aycock

Internationally renowned sculptor, installation artist, and environmental artist Alice Aycock discusses the relationship of art and ideas, the evolution of her creative process, public commissions, and cutting her artistic teeth in New York City in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Nick Cave

In this webinar, Chicago-based artist Nick Cave fields questions from Klein Artist Works participants, elaborating on his recent HEARD•NY project at New York's Grand Central Terminal, as well as how he's learned to incorporate assistants into his studio and how he was able to achieve major successes before even joining a gallery.

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Sarah Krepp

As an artist and educator, Sarah Krepp gives her advice on choosing the right gallery and how to nurture a mutually beneficial relationship with your dealer, while also sharing her story of successfully balancing parenthood, teaching and the studio.

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Tom Knechtel

Artist Tom Knechtel talks freely about the dangers of becoming overly-committed to one medium, the ups and downs of working slowly, and why he considers sunny Los Angeles the "production center" of art in the United States.

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Gregory Scott

Chicago-based multimedia artist Gregory Scott talks about returning to the art world at age fifty, and the important basis of a personal vision in his complex, tromp l'oeil works.

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Mia Pearlman

Brooklyn-based artist Mia Pearlman gives candid advice on a wide range of topics, from the concretes of corporate project design to the abstracts of maintaining a longterm career trajectory. Pearlman also discusses working in Europe, professional success and motherhood, and much more.

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Glenn Goldberg

New York-based painter Glenn Goldberg answers questions about the beginning of his career in the 70s and 80s, and his experiences finding the right gallery, including leaving a high-profile gallery to locate a better fit for his work and his goals. The artist also expounds on measuring success, both personally and professionally.

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Vera Klement

Renowned painter Vera Klement shares her energy with Klein Artist Works participants as she tells the story of her life, discusses the evolution of her artwork, and shares the value she places on intuition and the subconscious.

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Jessica Stockholder

International artist and University of Chicago Department of Visual Art head Jessica Stockholder discusses the "unpredictable" nature of the market, and the importance of both talking about and not talking about one's own work.

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Eric Fischl

Renowned painter and sculptor Eric Fischl shares with the group the story of his career, from developing his unique voice amongst his peers, to finding and keeping the attention of an audience, and the details of his painting process including the commingling of the intuitive and the premeditated.

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Peregrine Honig

Season One "Work of Art" runner-up Peregrine Honig talks about her career before and after the television show, the inspiration that comes from her global travels, and the intersection of her life as a fine artist and a small business owner. She also engages in an in-depth discussion with the Klein Artist Works group about how a writing practice can help sustain a focused visual practice.

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Todd Chilton

Painter Todd Chilton describes how an apparently steady trajectory can be bumpier than it appears, and how happy coincidence and friendship are fundamental to his success.

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Adrienne Outlaw

Multi-talented artist, writer, and non-profit director Adrienne Outlaw elaborates on strategies to win grants and engage the public. She and Paul also consider a classic question: what’s in a name?

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Sharon Louden

Sharon Louden, a New York-based painter and animator, joins Klein Artist Works to talk about the power of being a cultural producer, the ways artists can support each other, and her wildly successful new book, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.”

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April Gornik

Celebrated painted April Gornik delves into her work methods and the importance of maintaining a personal vision in this intimate and relaxed webinar.

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Dannielle Tegeder

In this extra-length webinar, candid teaching artist Dannielle Tegeder gives advice on a plethora of topics, from speaker’s fees and free studio spaces to the difficulties of parenthood for artists.

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Lincoln Schatz

Experimental artist and entrepreneurial brainiac Lincoln Schatz explains how working with corporations can lead to great creative freedom that working with galleries. Schatz also makes a case for how the art world has yet to catch up with today's artists.

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Roberto Rivera

Holistic artist and educator Roberto Rivera inspires in this webinar about personal voice and creativity as approached through music, collaboration, and education.

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Camille Seaman

Inspirational photographer and speaker Camille Seaman insists that artists can build their own path to success through a mindful awareness of true goals. She also speaks about parenthood, our connection to nature, and the importance of being able to slow down and truly look at the world.

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Markus Linnenbrink

International artist Markus Linnenbrink talks with Klein Artist Work participants about the value of having a balanced life, being driven by one’s own passion, and getting away from the siren song of stardom.

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Art Dealers

Edward Winkleman

NYC dealer Winkleman shares his experience exhibiting and selling video art, and the role that the internet and blogging plays in his business. Winkleman also reveals the truth behind the 50/50 commission split, and how he feels about new art going to auction.

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Paul Gray

As Director of the one of the foremost galleries in America, Gray talks about the gallery’s successful business model including his rigorous criteria for the quality of art he shows, involvement in the secondary market, and maintaining integrity in the gallery’s relationships with artists and collectors.

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Catherine Edelman (audio)

The long-time gallerist and dealer talks about starting her business from scratch, her goals for showing living, contemporary photographers and her commitment to getting the word out about her artists.

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Carl Hammer

Chicago dealer Carl Hammer talks about the difference between a “public” and a “private” dealer, and the intricacies of working with estates when buying and selling in the secondary market.

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William Lieberman (audio)

Lieberman offers a candid discussion of the financial intricacies of selling art through the gallery, detailing the processes of financing art, paying artists and negotiating with different kinds of collectors.

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Mark Moore

Top LA dealer Mark Moore discusses his gallery’s history in the city, their long-term commitment to showcasing emerging artists, and his role as a dealer in connecting his artists to other galleries worldwide.

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Franklin Parrasch

New York dealer and gallerist Franklin Parrasch talks about how getting gallery representation is not always necessary, and also discusses the demise of the exclusive contract and the future of the gallery system.

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Linda Warren (audio)

In this candid conversation, the dealer discusses the best routes for artists to initiate and maintain relationships with galleries, and the role that ‘timing’ plays in those relationships.

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Rhona Hoffman

Top Chicago gallerist and dealer, Rhona Hoffman discusses the importance of artists having a gallery, and the steps artists should go through when looking for the gallery that will best showcase the work that they do.

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Molly Barnes

Long-time LA dealer Molly Barnes shares her advice for a successful art career including how to land gallery representation, creating artist-curated exhibitions, and the right way to build connections in the art world.

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Cheryl Haines

In this webinar, San Francisco art dealer Cheryl Haines talks about growing her internationally respected business for over 25 years, and also outlines what she believes to be the three different types of gallery relationships.

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Aron Packer

Long-time Chicago art dealer Aron Packer speaks about the early days of his business, how he’s navigated his changing tastes throughout the years, and the ins and outs of maintaining his considerable stable of artists.

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Monique Meloche

For gallery owner and art dealer Monique Meloche, the relationship between gallerist and artist lies at the heart of business. Meloche welcomes Klein Artist Works into her gallery to discuss the role of the gallery in that relationship, the importance of networking, and her love of Chicago.

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Greg Kucera

Groundbreaking art dealer Greg Kucera speaks about his evolution from artist to founding one of the most innovative contemporary art galleries in the country, balancing a roster of regional and international artists and collectors, the relationship of artist and dealer, and what it takes to run a successful gallery.

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Christophe Mao

New York and Beijing art dealer Christophe Mao gives an insider’s view into the burgeoning world of contemporary Chinese art and successfully running an international gallery.

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Jayson Lawfer

Innovative art consultant, dealer, and artist Jayson Lawfer talks about the trend of moving from physical galleries to the world of online galleries and virtual exhibitions, as well as the business of connecting artists and collectors.

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Tim Nye

Dealer, collector, and philanthropist Tim Nye doesn’t buy into hype in the art market. He discusses working with collectors, increasing the value of work, the differences between the East Coast and West Coast, and creating special events around exhibitions in the landmark New York Victorian townhouse that is home to NYEHAUS.

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Frank Paluch

Art dealer and artist Frank Paluch hosts Klein Artist Works in Perimeter Gallery to talk about the business of running a successful and longstanding gallery, including establishing clientele and the logistics of the gallery-artist relationship.

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Tony Karman

Tony Karman As Director of EXPOChicago, Tony Karman talks extensively about all aspects of art fair related subjects, ranging from marketing art, art fairs, and the power of the well-positioned art dealer. Karman discusses the metric by which dealers, gallerists and patrons separately judge an art fair.

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Dick Solomon

Print publisher and Pace Prints owner Dick Solomon discusses the world of print publishing and addresses the tricky issues of original prints verses artwork reproductions, editions, pricing, and various print technologies.

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Stan Klein

Stan Klein (no relation to Paul Klein) directs Firecat Projects, an independent, for-profit gallery that takes no commission from artists and is co-directed by Stan Klein and artist Tony Fitzpatrick. He discusses the innovative model for Firecat Projects as well as building relationships and business partnerships.

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Mark Dean

Dealer and gallery owner Mark Dean relates his journey from working in the corporate world to founding DEAN PROJECT in New York City. He discusses art fairs, pricing and sales, the business aspects of running a gallery, and his decision to relocate the gallery to Miami.

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Heather Darcy Bhandari

Author of ART/WORK and Director at New York's Mixed Greens gallery, Heather Darcy Bhandari talks about the changing needs of artists and the importance of brick-and-mortar spaces along with strong online presences. She also reveals the characteristics galleries look for in an artist who will "make it."

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Ellen Hartwell Alderman

Ellen Hartwell Alderman describes the creative mission of Alderman Exhibitions, her innovative gallery space that insists on an integrated art experience, and she explains the importance of relationships—with artists, collectors, and other art spaces—in sustaining that mission.

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Thomas Masters

Owner of his eponymous gallery, Thomas Masters talks about the importance of taking control of your own creative life including advice on approaching a gallery,establishing career and professional goals, and evaluating the kinds of sales your work is garnering.

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Akio Aoki

Galeria Vermelho's director, Akio Aoki, describes how the São Paulo-based gallery prioritizes the Latin American art scene while still maintaining a strong international presence. Aoki also talks about the multi-year process of relationship building between the gallery, artists, and collectors, and how an artist's ongoing career should be more important than one isolated show or artwork.

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Gail Severn

In this webinar Gail Severn shares from her thirty-nine years of experience running an international gallery based in Sun Valley, Idaho. Severn discusses the transition from making to selling art, the myriad ways in which galleries should actively promote their artists, and the the usefulness of collaborative business practices.

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Jonathan Ferrara

In this colorful webinar, gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara describes his path to international success, along the way sharing myriad details of how his gallery operates and emphasizing the all-important reality of the market.

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Joe Amrhein

Artist and gallery director Joe Amrhein shares the evolution of his artwork and his multiple art spaces in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, while also reflecting on the utility of risk and the surprising endurance of art fairs.

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Miles Manning

Longtime gallery director and curator Miles Manning candidly describes operations at Elizabeth Harris Gallery and gives advice on building contacts, reaching out to critics, and hosting studio visits.

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Bridgette Mayer

Philadelphia-based gallery owner Bridgette Mayer speaks openly about the value of persistence, explaining how a commitment to local, emerging artists helped her build what is now a world-class exhibition space.

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Foster Goldstrom

Idiosyncratic art world veteran Foster Goldstrom explains his 4+ decades of success as a collector, consultant, and dealer, while also giving advice to artists on how to survive today.

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Lisa Sette

Arizona-based gallerist Lisa Sette covers how to edition videos, what to do at art fairs, and how to submit your work to galleries (including her own) in this comprehensive exchange.

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Tim and Pam Hill

Tim and Pam Hill share their love of all types of expressive art, explaining why their primary mission is to act as esthetic educators. They also talk with Paul about the varieties of art fairs experiences available to artists.

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Curators & Museum People

Elysabeth Alfano

The TV host and former gallery owner reveals her list of the Top 5 things she sees in successful artists, and discusses maintaining integrity in your studio practice while making time for the business side.

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Tricia Van Eck

Van Eck gives no-nonsense advice on how to get your art out there, and on making the kind of work that intrigues both audiences and museum curators.

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Karla Loring

Loring gives unparalleled advice for artists on marketing your work to appeal to museums, critics and writers, and explains the importance of knowing where you stand in the art community.

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Elizabeth Smith

Demystifying the role and mind of the curator, Smith explains how artists can get noticed without gallery representation, and the best ways for artists to get curators into the studio.

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Michael Darling (audio)

The Chief Curator explains his role as a “proselytizer of contemporary art,” and discusses the idea of “newness” in relation to an artist’s ability to understand her tradition thoroughly enough to make true breakthroughs.

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Erin Hogan

Hogan shares a museum insider’s point of view, explaining how museums choose which artists to exhibit and how that artist’s work relates to the museum audience.

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Michael Rooks

The High Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Michael Rooks, talks about why he will acquire work by young artists, and also discusses the less glamorous, but fundamental responsibilities of the curator including archival concerns, deaccessioning and museum fundraising.

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Hamza Walker

Curator, educator and writer Hamza Walker demystifies the history and workings of a non-collecting museum, and also discusses the wider role that curators play in the world of contemporary art.

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Simon de Pury

In this webinar, reality TV and art world star Simon de Pury provides insight on the global nature of art practices and explains what all artists should know about collecting, auctions, and the secondary market.

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Kate Lorenz & Aaron Ott

Executive Director Kate Lorenz and Curator Aaron Ott of Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center talk about the unique aspects of art center programming, their focus on art that continually pushes boundaries, and the role that the art center plays in the community.

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Jef Bourgeau

Artist and founder of Detroit’s Museum of New Art, Jef Bourgeau, talks about living and working in a city outside the main art centers, and succeeding with a DIY framework.

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Dan Cameron

Curator Dan Cameron discusses the trajectory of his career from independent curator and art critic on the East Coast to founding Prospect New Orleans and most recently becoming Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art on the West Coast, illuminating an international curator’s inside world of studio visits, conceptualizing exhibitions, and discovering new artists.

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Kaytie Johnson

Curator Kaytie Johnson addresses the role of the curator in museums and the differences between public and academic museums, including audience, collections, finding new artists, and pushing the envelope with research-based and conceptual exhibitions.

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Amy Whitaker

Arts business educator and writer Amy Whitaker addresses creative economics and the possibilities of the intersections of art and business.

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Whitney Tassie

Curator Whitney Tassie speaks about her transition from working in a commercial gallery to a university museum, including balancing local, national, and international voices in exhibitions and collections, the creative process of curating, and the importance of networks in finding new artists.

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Kenny Schachter

London-based dealer, curator, writer, and artist Kenny Schachter talks about the course of his multifaceted career and the recent history and hard truth of the economics of the art market.

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Chuck Thurow

Collector and Chicago art champion Chuck Thurow invites Klein Artist Works into his home to view and discuss his collection as well as his engagement with the Chicago art scene, his tenure at the Hyde Park Art Center, and expanding the base of art collectors and patrons through the middle class.

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Staci Boris

Elmhurst Art Museum's Chief Curator, Staci Boris opens up about the ins and outs of organizing exhibitions for a small museum including answering questions about the relationship between curating and fundraising, her feelings on unsolicited submissions, and the kinds of artists who are on her radar.

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Shamim M. Momin

As one of the country's leading contemporary art curators, Shamim M. Momin opens up about her path to curating, and also shares her insights on mounting exhibitions of site-specific works, how biennial exhibitors are are selected, and the recent market pressure on museums and non-profits.

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Tempestt Hazel

Curator, writer, and all-round arts advocate Tempestt Hazel talks with Klein Artist Works participants about the vitality of lesser-known art communities, and the deep importance of personal relationships to her curatorial practice.

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Sergio Gomez

The hard-working Sergio Gomez talks about the continuity of identity across art world practices and the importance of allocating time according to personal interest, not expectations or guilt.

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David S. Rubin

Longtime curator David S. Rubin explains why all museums should be committed to local art communities and to increasing their visibility. Rubin also details his own approach to connecting the general public with contemporary art.

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Norah Diedrich

Norah Diedrich, Executive Director at the Evanston Art Center, explains how regional centers are uniquely positioned to assist contemporary artists. She also describes the many opportunities at the Center, from teaching jobs to fiscal sponsorship, and provides key advice on studio visits.

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Carter Foster

Whitney curator Carter Foster demonstrates his profound knowledge of drawing and reveals how, on occasion, the curatorial process can help rewrite history.

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Leeza Ahmady

International curator and art advisor Leeza Ahmady shares her appreciation of global approaches to creative making and exhibiting with webinar participants. Ahmady also underscores the importance of thinking and working beyond one’s immediate locale.

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Collectors

Dana Martin Davis

Davis, an enthusiastic and committed collector, outlines the “dos and don’ts” of a successful art career, and the many different art worlds artists must navigate to find the best place for their art.

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Larry & Evelyn Aronson (audio)

Noted collectors Larry and Evelyn Aronson talk about their decision to start collecting art in the Chicago of the 1960s, and how a truly great work of art participates in a lasting dialogue.

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Peter & Eileen Broido (audio)

The collector couple describes their instinctive approach to acquiring and caring for their contemporary art collection, and also addresses art fairs and the notion of “looking (or buying) with your ears.”

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Patric McCoy

As a unique brand of collector, the Collector-Activist, McCoy speaks candidly about the hierarchy of collecting art, and his experience using his power as a collector to foster and promote the art community he believes in.

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Dan Berger

Collector and non-profit gallerist, Daniel Berger explains how he’s acquired a meaningful, focused art collection, and also discusses how he navigates between collecting and exhibiting contemporary art.

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Daniel Parker

Author and Collector Daniel Parker talks about developing and maintaining his renowned collection of black and African Art, and outlines the ways in which he uses his collection to help educate a wider audience.

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Jefferson Godard

Video art collector and gallerist, Jefferson Godard talks about how he came to have such a commitment to the medium of video art, and also explains the intricacies of owning, viewing, marketing and selling art in this ever evolving genre.

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Linda Glass and Jeff Mercer

Collectors Linda Glass and Jeff Mercer are active, Chicago-based supporters of the arts. The pair cover many topics related to collecting and buying art. They speak candidly about their different approached to collecting and how they find the work they love.

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Bob & Nancy Mollers

“Fiercely independent” collectors Bob and Nancy Mollers give a tour of their extensive and diverse home collection and talk about collecting major contemporary works of art on a middle class income over the course of the past forty years, including considerations of conservation and how they find new artists.

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Michael McVickar and Brian Westphal

Chicago collectors Michael McVickar and Brian Westphal open their Ravenswood loft to Klein Artist Works to show their sizable collection of paintings, photographs, and drawings and to discuss how they collect work.

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Howard Tullman

Collector and entrepreneur Howard Tullman talks about what he looks for when collecting work and maintaining a collection of over 1,400 pieces, as well as addressing the international art market and the future of art in Chicago.

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Martin Margulies and Katherine Hinds

Miami-based collector Martin Margulies and his longtime curator Katherine Hinds speak about their working relationship in running a public exhibition and educational space, where they find new work to acquire, and growing this significant collection with a cohesive vision to which Margulies feels spiritually connected.

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Steve Shane

Steve Shane prefers to be called an art lover rather than a collector. He shares his passion for collecting and living with art, making connections with emerging artists, and what makes him fall in love with an artwork. He tells stories about pieces in his collection along the way.

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Arlene Richman

Arlene Richman has been avidly collecting art since the early 1980s. She relates her passion for art, her efforts to share her passion through hosting salons in her home to introduce others to collecting and living with art, and the ability of art fairs to act as approachable introductions to buying work for new and entry-level collectors.

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Todd Simon

Philanthropist, collector, and fifth generation business owner Todd Simon details the efforts of some of his foundations and the various means by which they offer support to the broader arts community, including fellowships and highly successful crowd funding. Simon also talks about his perspective as a collector, how he looks for new work, and whether work can stand the test of time.

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Marshal & Victoria Lightman

Avid collectors Marshal and Victoria Lightman explain their project, Look At Art, and how it enriches the local art scene. The Lightmans also share their thoughts on Houston, on the process of educating collectors, and on the importance of regionality.

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Karen and Robert Duncan

Devoted collectors Karen and Robert Duncan share the story of their 2000+ piece art collection, and explain why “investment potential” is the least compelling reason to acquire a new work.

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Scott Mossman and Raul Ortiz

Chicago-based artists and collectors Scott Mossman and Raul Ortiz show their sprawling collection, and discuss the secondary market, de-acquisitions, and how auctions can affect an artist’s career.

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Art Critics

Jerry Saltz

Superstar critic Jerry Saltz speaks frankly about the realities of the art market, and gives his advice on how to make successful work and where to go to do it.

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Susan Snodgrass

As an Art in America critic, Snodgrass outlines the process, function and audience of the review, and talks about her relationship with artists and how that impacts her choices as a critic.

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Peter Frank

Frank draws on his experience as a seasoned critic to articulate the responsibilities of a full-time art writer, and the importance of language in art and the changing climate of art criticism.

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Jason Foumberg

An editor and critic, Foumberg provides insight into the kind of artwork a critic will review and in which type of venue, and also outlines the different categories of art writing that have an impact on an artist’s career.

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Abraham Ritchie

Chicago-based critic Abraham Ritchie talks about the role of art criticism in today’s art world, and what that means in relation to the contemporary concerns of art speak, beauty and graffiti.

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Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Author and art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp discusses the Los Angeles art scene and the role of contemporary art criticism, and also outlines what she sees as the major factors of a successful art career.

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Judd Tully

New York-based arts writer and journalist Judd Tully has been steeped in the international art market since the mid-1970s. He discusses the trajectory of his career and elucidates the international art market, auctions, art fairs, and different levels of artists’ careers.

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Kyle MacMillan

Kyle MacMillan discusses the changing world of arts criticism and journalism from employing full-time staffers to relying on freelancers. He addresses what this means for writers and artists alike and considers ethical issues that arise when writing about art.

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Blair Schulman

Kansas City-based, visual arts writer Blair Schulman talks with Klein Artist Works about the city’s thriving DIY scene, and also discusses his role as an art critic, including how a writer can be integrally involved in his or her art community, maintaining a balanced point of view, and how and why a negative review can be necessary.

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Alicia Eler

Chicago-based art critic Alicia Eler demystifies the career of a professional art writer and talks about the unique kinds of feedback that come with writing for the web. Eler also elaborates on the importance and difficulty of writing negative criticism, and how she, as a critic, sees art within a wider cultural context.

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Philip Hartigan

Artist and writer Philip Hartigan delves into his practice and the world of arts writing, sharing effective ways of soliciting writers, gaining coverage for your exhibitions, and anticipating interview questions.

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Paddy Johnson

Arts writer Paddy Johnson spells out her goal of delivering honest and intelligent art coverage, particularly for emerging artists, and her fight to keep New York affordable for working artists and writers.

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Christian Viveros-Fauné

Articulate critic/curator Christian Viveros-Fauné has a reputation as a straight-shooter. Here he shows why, laying out his own approach to criticism and evaluating the contemporary art market.

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Ruth Lopez

Freelance writer Ruth Lopez explains why every artist and arts organization needs a good written narrative, and how an invitation to tea might be the best way to build a relationship.

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Dave Hickey

Brilliant, idiosyncratic, and divisive art critic and cultural commentator Dave Hickey assesses the art world’s shifts over the past 50 years, from corporatization to prettification, and lays out the difficulties faced by artists today.

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John Seed

Arts writer and painter John Seed discusses how artists can use blogs to empower themselves, and gives tips on how to commission and work productively with writers.

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Public Art

Lynn Basa

Artist and Author of a book on Public Art Commissions discusses her detailed methodology for winning and executing commissions, and how she makes a living making art.

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Roger Machin

Machin explains the inner-workings of an art fabrication and installation company, expounding on how his business works with artists, curators and companies to solve the problems associated with large or unusual art installations.

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Bob Emser

Prolific, civically involved sculptor Bob Emser shares his experience in the public commission market, discussing his intuitive growth as a business-minded artist, and how to approach a professional career like a work of art.

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Mickett/Stackhouse

Artist duo Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse talk about the nature of their collaborative practice, as well as the tactics that have served them best in securing large scale commissions at institutions around the country.

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Michelle Boone

As Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Michelle Boone offers insight into how and why the city selects its visual arts exhibitions, and also discusses the future goals for sustaining and supporting the city’s artists.

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Ree Kaneko

Founder of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Ree Kaneko discusses the history and importance of artist residency programs, and gives her first-hand account of what residency jurors are looking for in an artist’s application.

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Encarnación Teruel

Arts administrator Encarnación Teruel reveals an insider’s view to the criteria and application process for grants, discussing state funding for artists and not-for-profit arts organizations and the importance of grant funding as part of an overall strategy to sustain yourself as an artist.

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Art Consultants

Patti Gilford

Gilford details the lucrative market available to artists through the route of art consultants, discussing how she finds and places artwork with both private and corporate clients and collectors.

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Sharon Leeber

As President of Architectural Arts Company, Leeber explains how artists can best present themselves professionally, and also outlines how to break into the profitable fields of public art and art sales in the architectural and design industries.

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Lisa Austin

In this conversation, Austin discusses her consulting work with corporate clients and top artists, commissioning art all over the world; she also addresses transparency in her business and gives helpful advise on legal, copyright and insurance issues.

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Susan Blackman

With over 25 years of experience in the art business, Art Advisor Susan Blackman talks about how she connects with her clients from around the globe, and outlines the most effective way for artists to research and approach art consultants.

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Mary McElwain

Art Consultant Mary McElwain discusses the maturing of the art advisory industry, answering questions as to why corporate collections are ideal environments for art, what happens if these collections deaccession, and how art consultants work to secure commissions for artists.

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Jean Efron

Art consultant Jean Efron opens up the world of working with corporations and law firms to curate and acquire their private art collections. She addresses the many considerations that go into the process of putting a private collection together, including what part branding plays in acquisition decisions and how she finds and works with artists.

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Joel Straus

Art Consultant Joel Straus discusses his area of expertise: placing large scale, site specific artwork, and also gives insider's advice on securing public art commissions, streamlining the making process to maximize profits, and why going the public art route can very often be more lucrative than getting a gallery.

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Suzy Locke

Longtime art advisor Suzy Locke shares knowledge gleaned from nearly forty years in the consulting business, discussing commissions, conflicts of interest, and the difference between working with private and corporate clients. She also takes questions from artists on how to best seek out and approach art advisors.

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Victoria Burns

Victoria Burns talks with Klein Artist Work’s participants about life as an art advisor, sharing her process of matching diverse international artwork with contemporary collectors.

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Madeline Murphy Rabb

Art business veteran Madeline Murphy Rabb shares tough-minded advice on how artists can help themselves.

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Deborah G. Davis

Deborah G. Davis explains the role of the art advisor within the contemporary art market, and describes what it was like to reenter the field after taking a near decade-long hiatus to raise a family.

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Legal

Business

Kathryn Born – Advanced Topics in Social Media and Personal Branding on the Web

With expert advice on using available technologies, Born explains the necessity for artists to maintain a personal brand using social media to create an online presence for your art.

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Lauren Levato

As an independent publicist for several artists, Levato’s advice ranges from the necessity to verbally express artistic goals and crafting clear artist statements, to building a mailing list campaign and professionally approaching the press to get the word out about your work and exhibitions.

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Gigi Rosenberg

In this presentation, Rosenberg shares her knowledge on the different kinds of grants available to artists and where to find them, and also outlines the benefits of applying for grants, even if you don’t win.

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Kathryn Born – Web Design

As websites are the cornerstone for an artist’s online presence, Born explains how to create a clean, professional site that can be managed without a web developer using free, user-friendly platforms.

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Robbie Klein

Artist Business Partner, Robbie Klein, explains the important role a business partner can play in an artist’s career, and shares her expertise in using the contacts you already have to forge new professional relationships and opportunities.

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Brian Gillham

Gallery Manager Brian Gillham gives a glimpse into the work he does behind the scenes in order to produce successful exhibitions, and also discusses the importance of maintaining relationships in the art community.

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Jennifer Rapp Peterson

Founder of artist website company IndieMade®, Jennifer Rapp Peterson talks about the importance of a powerful, branded web presence for artists, and demos the most current technology for websites that help artists achieve their goals.

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Patrick Lichty

Tech artist Patrick Lichty of Second Front and The Yes Men talks about New Media Art, the benefits of maintaining a writing practice, and how the very best artists participate in a “gift economy.”

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Hajj Flemings

Branding expert Hajj Flemings talks about the ways in which artists can use social media platforms to craft personal brands that compliment their artistic goals, and he also explains the importance of bringing online networking into the real world.

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Alan Bamberger

Bamberger is a San Francisco-based art business advisor, appraiser and writer. He has been advising artists and collectors in the Bay Area for thirty years. From his beginnings as an antique and art book dealer, Bamberger works now writing and consulting with artists. In this talk, he covers a range of topics including the launch of his career as an art dealer and the ways in which artists can boost their presence independently of a gallery.

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is a writer and creative coach. In this lively discussion, Bungay Stanier explains the importance of defining and forming habits for motivating artists to develop solid marketing strategies.
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Robert O’Connell

The career of Chicago-based art insurance adjustor Robert O’Connell links the seemingly disparate worlds of art and insurance. He discusses his job assessing damaged artwork and identifying forgeries and fraud, all the while relating the bizarre stories of what he’s seen and with whom he’s worked over the years. O’Connell also gives practical advice on understanding insurance and when artists should have fine art insurance.

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Katy Lynch

Social Media marketing expert Katy Lynch presents a step-by-step guide to turning platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Linkedin into powerful tools that make your art "findable" for your target audience; Lynch also addresses how to measure the success of what you publish online and why knowing your results is crucial.

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Renee Freedman

Professional Coach and SupporTED co-founder Renee Freedman addresses a sometimes overlooked, intangible aspect of an artist's life: the soul. Here, she advises on how to connect with one's spiritual domain, committing and connecting to what feels right, and listening to oneself to determine where the joy lies in one's creative practice.

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Gwenda Joyce

Artist coach Gwenda Joyce outlines her business of mentoring, marketing and representing contemporary artists, and shares her secrets for establishing and expanding art careers, including building a contacts list, developing a core set of ideas for your practice, and constructing the perfect answer for the ever-present question: "What kind of art do you make?"

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Alyson B. Stanfield

In this extended webinar, art business consultant Alyson B. Stanfield explains how artists can overcome a range of daunting obstacles, then fields specific online marketing questions from Klein Artist Works’ participants.

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Karen Atkinson

Karen Atkinson, one of the original proponents of professional development for artists and the author of Getting Your Sh*t Together, doles out practical advice on everything from building a career that complements your practice to creating a artist's advisory board.

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Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis, an independent specialist in artists’ career advancement, analyzes how proper networking and exhibiting can lead to sustained career success, not just short term recognition.

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Bill Carroll

Consummate art-world professional Bill Carroll considers how artists can effectively structure their time, drawing on his extensive experience as an artist, a nonprofit administrator, and a former gallery director. Carroll also explains the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ Studio Program, and he and Paul debate the value of “niceness.”

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Tom Cvikota

In this info-packed webinar, veteran fine art publisher Tom Cvikota delves into the print choices faced by contemporary artists. Cvikota explains technical and professional standards, and gives advice on creative methods for starting a print edition.

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Carolina Jayaram

Energetic and unflagging arts advocate Carolina Jayaram reminds artists that they posses truly unique skill sets, and that they really can be the leaders of their own careers.

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Eoin Matthews

E-commerce expert Eoin Matthews gives Klein Artist Works participants a whirlwind introduction to the business of online art sales. Included are a number of practical tips on building your online presentation and setting prices.

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Brainard Carey

In this webinar Paul talks with artist mentor Brainard Carey about the value of persistence, and how artists can break down their own personal roadblocks by making small changes to their lives. Carey also shares his story of cold calling and then collaborating with the celebrity James Franco.

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Jane Hamill

Dynamic consultant Jane Hamill talks business fundamentals for creatives, from time and cash flow management to the importance of being thick-skinned and self-assured.

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Tom LaPorte

Communications guru Tom LaPorte reveals the five steps of persuasion artists can use to win attention from collectors, the media, and the public. He also provides a plethora of other practical advice, from how to write a press release to how to incorporate video and live presentations into one’s marketing.

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