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77-Demystifying Artist Statements, what to really say

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Annette Coleman

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With guest host: Stephanie Grilli
Writer + Art Historian at ArtScribe.net
Former positions include: Assistant Professor, Art Department University of Colorado Assistant Professor, Aesthetic Studies at University of Texas at Dallas

Perceptive writing for artists, galleries & museums, and collectors by experienced wordsmith with Yale PhD in Art History. Finely crafted descriptive and interpretative content-including profiles, bios, essays, and articles-for websites, exhibition materials, books, and other publications. In-depth, contextualized analysis of fine art based on careful consideration of the artist or artwork as well as the creative process.

What is an artist statement? Get beyond stumbling blocks to write something that works for you.

Appeal to your audience even if they are not familiar with your work or methods. Take creative control of how you present yourself.

Is the statement 'the story' or 'the process'? The Artist Statement or the Artwork Statement: what to use when. Bring your story to life without relying on clichés and generalities.

Writing for a jury, gallery director, municipality or corporation. Adapt your words to the situation for effective, successful submissions.

Suggestions on making it easy to keep on top of your statements. Be ready for the next proposal.

Annette Coleman, AnnetteColemanArtist.com
Jim Caldwell, ArtworkNetwork.com
88 88 ArtLook, 888ArtLook.com
Stephanie Grilli, ArtScribe.net
Suzanne Frazier, SuzanneFrazier.com

 

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