Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some Artful Reading and a Snowy Day

I finally finished retaking pictures for my newer artwork - I have yet to revisit a few older pieces. So soon, I can add better images to my site and elsewhere. Other than photographing art, the day was spent drinking tea and working on paper work.

Photograph by Megan Coyle
while enjoying a view of some d.c. snow.

Photograph by Megan Coyle
And then paged through a couple more art books. So far I think my favorites are:
  1. Taking the Leap by Cay Lang - has plenty of info on framing art, putting on your own exhibitions, shipping artwork, legal information, as well as a lot of artist resources and organizations listed in the back.
  2. Art / Work by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber - has some information similar to Cay Lang's book but also has lots of great samples of contracts for artists working on commission work, galleries, etc.
  3. The Artist's Guide by Jackie Battenfield - shares several similarities with the other books as far as topics covered go, but it does have some helpful information on grant writing and ways to fund your art.
  4. How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist by Carol Michels - helpful info on health insurance, putting on exhibitions, and has several lists of artist organizations.
Anyway, that's all for now. Closing the day with a late night in the studio.


Lori said...

Thanks for posting your favorite books! I am going to check them out. I heard DC got lots of snow. Super fun there when it snows- every thing shuts down!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Your work is just a delight and I have to check out these wonderful books. That!

pve design said...

Wonderful books, I shall check them out - We are supposed to have snow tonight. I am looking forward to a day of snow!

Candi said...

Thanks for posting the books! Hope you're doing well. I heard the weather back east is severe right now, stay safe :)