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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Alyson B. Stanfield

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My Guest this Thursday, February 9th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Alyson B. Stanfield
Bio: Alyson B. Stanfield, of Golden, Colorado, is an art business consultant for artists, galleries, and organizations. Her work is distinguished by extensive experience working with viewers of art, in addition to working with art and artists themselves. She founded ArtBizCoach.com in 2002 to help artists promote themselves and build their businesses.
Alyson began consulting with artists informally in the early 1990s in her role as a museum curator. When she left museums, her old artist-friends approached her for help and advice. Everyone wanted an agent! A little research into that field led Alyson to conclude that she wouldn't be doing artists any favors by doing all of the work for them.
Instead, she decided to teach artists the skills they need for a successful career. She's so good at teaching the "correct" way to do things that her friend calls her "The Martha Stewart of the Art Business."
Almost everything Alyson teaches artists to do, she's doing herself for her business. Alyson was an early adopter of blogging, Facebook, and Twitter, while still stressing the "old-fashioned" import of writing handwritten notes and building personal relationships.
For more about Alyson, visit http://www.artbizcoach.com/.