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By Jackie Battenfield

Using a “tough love process” to pursuing a occupation within the visible arts, Jackie Battenfield expands on her hugely profitable sessions and workshops to supply a accomplished consultant for either rising and mid-career artists.

Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step by step routines, Battenfield deals with ease appropriate recommendation on all facets of the task. in addition to tips about making plans and evaluate, she offers options for self-management, together with advertising, on-line merchandising, construction expert relationships, supply writing, and portfolio development.

Each bankruptcy ends with an insightful “Reality cost” interview, that includes suggestion and worthwhile details from high-profile artists and professionals.

The result's an inspiring, experiential consultant brimming with field-tested suggestions that readers can simply observe to their very own career.

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