August/September 2018 (digital)




The Professional Artist August/September 2018 issue is here!

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• Send Your Art to Boot Camp
• Give a Great Artist Talk
• Learn it Quick, Teach it Well
• School’s Out, Go Pro
• And More!


Dawn on Coyote Creek, 2011, by Donna Lyons. Watercolor on gouache, 9″ x 7″. Copyright 2011 Donna Lyons. Used by permission of the artist.


14 Teaching Art Without Censoring Students
By Daniel Grant

20 How to Give an Artist Talk
By Gigi Rosenberg

32 How Art Careers Happen
By Mary Edwards

38 From Student to Professional
By Cynthia Close

46 Teaching on the Fly
By Terry Sullivan

56 The Artrepreneurs
By Isaac Babcock

62 Know Your Credit Score
By Elaine Grogan Luttrull

68 Art Business Boot Camp
By Carolyn G. Edlund


4 Editor’s Letter
By Gigi Rosenberg

6 Headlines & Details
By Gigi Rosenberg

12 Artist Spotlight: Jesse Lane
By Adrian Alexander

74 Calls to Artists


5 Your Business Mentor: Why You Can’t Forget About Self-Care
By Jannett Roberts

23 The Best of Professional Artist: Is Teaching Art for You?
By Eric Maisel

31 The Artist’s Advocate: Legal Terms in Teaching
By Katie Lane

61 Coaching the Artist: Artmaking Heals Trauma
By Eric Maisel

80 Artrepreneur Coach: Teach Art to Special Needs Students
By Renée Phillips