March 2011 (digital)


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Welcome to the first issue of Professional Artist! We've specifically tailored this issue to those of you who want to take your art career to the next level, with the ultimate goal of envisioning a plan that will help you achieve creative and financial independence.

08 The Importance of Having a Look and Style
by Jodi Walsh

10 Building a Reputation
by Elena Parashko

12 Juried Shows: From the Inside Out
by Matthew Daub

16 Entrepreneurial Thinking for Artists
by Robert Moskowitz

18 Winners of Our 2011 Portrait Cover Contest
by Louise Buyo

22 Clarifying Your Business Vision
by Renée Phillips

26 Michael Scoggins: Drawing Attention to His Art
Introduction and Interview by Stephen Knudsen

30 Achieving Creative Independence: What to Consider Before Going Full Time
by Paul Grecian

34 Trevor Young: A Passion for People and the Non-Places They Go
by E. Brady Robinson

37 Heart to Heart: Being a Professional Artist
By Jack White

38 Coaching the Artist Within: Master Creative Anxiety
By Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

40 Photo Guy: Putting Your Best Face Forward
by Steve Meltzer

06 From the Editor

42 The Listings: Compiled by the Professional Artist Team
Your best source for art opportunities. Find awards, galleries reviewing portfolios, grants, fellowships, juried shows, festivals, residencies, conferences and professional development courses.

52 Member of the Month: Robert A. Kamarowski
By Louise Buyo