March 2012 (digital)


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Find the resources you need to dedicate more time and energy to your art, including funding sources, connecting more with buyers, or attending a residency program.

Umbria VII, 2011 By Jan Heaton
Watercolor on Fabriano cold-pressed 100% cotton paper, 22″ x 22″ (see page 16).

04 Art as Alchemy: Part 1: The Power of the Artist
By Matthew Daub

07 Best Business Practices: Common Sense Practices for Working with Galleries
By Jodi Walsh

08 Dealing with Negative Feedback
By Elena Parashko

10 Fundraise Strategically: Excerpt from the book The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing
By Gigi Rosenberg

16 Dreaming in Color: The Evocative Watercolors of Jan Heaton
By Kim Hall

18 Strengthen Your Art Sales: How to Build Customer Loyalty
By Renée Phillips, The Artrepreneur Coach

21 Planning Your Art Business: Part 4: Goals, Dreams with Deadlines
By Robert Reed

24 Applying to Artist Residencies: How to Submit a Winning Proposal
By E. Brady Robinson

27 Inside the Residency Program at Skowhegan: Challenging Emerging Artists through Mentorship and Critique
By Stephen Knudsen

30 Free Residency Programs for Visual Artists

14 The Photo Guy: Choosing the Right Camera by Comparing Image Quality
By Steve Meltzer

22 Coaching the Artist Within: Tackling a Productive Obsession
By Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

32 Heart to Heart: Gratitude
By Jack White

02 From the Editor
By Kim Hall

33 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.

40 Artist Spotlight: Debb VanDelinder
By Kim Hall