We get more by generating a conversation among artists who are thriving, economically empowered, and independent of tastemakers.
Virtual & Analog Art
We can have one foot in the world of visceral taste and touch and another foot in the digital world without having to split ourselves in half.
Clark Hulings—Archetype of the Independent Artist
Writer James D. Balestrieri: “An artist really shouldn’t care about being in the canon. They should do what they do, which is what Clark Hulings did: work at their work.”
Stock Art Can Go to Hell: Corporate Art Without Compromise—Melissa Whitaker
“I try to put everything, all of me, into the art.” Melissa Whitaker’s work—even for collaborations with corporate clients—is always her own.
Virtualize Your Art Career: Part 2—Carolyn Edlund
“There is no one who can replace you in knowing what you want and telling your story.” Carolyn Edlund on success in tough times, and how the CHF Conference can help. Part II/II
Virtualize Your Art Career: Part 1—Carolyn Edlund
Sales Strategy expert Carolyn Edlund discusses how artists can succeed during uncertain times and invites you to The Virtualize Your Art Career™ Conference Oct 19-30. Part I/II.
Selling Art in The New Normal: Marketplace, Native Communities, and Virtual Reality
The Virtual Edition of The Santa Fe Indian Market offers an atmosphere of delight and awe at a time when most of us are cooped up in our own worlds of social distance.
Build Your Own Future With Or Without The Establishment
“It takes years of putting lots of lines in the water.” Pop artist Ashley Longshore discusses guts, strategy, and other lessons learned as a leading artist-entrepreneur.
Lockdown: Artists Double Down on Building Robust Businesses and Self-Help Networks
It’s a timely moment to hear from Cornelia Carey and Carrie Cleveland from CERF+, a leading nonprofit focused on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide.
These Artists Graduated Training But are Entrepreneurs for Life
“It was a total mind-shift this year. There is a market for what I want to do, and I am selling. There are buyers for the subject matter that I want to paint.”
Data Science in the Arts: Report on the Working Artist—Lily Dulberg
CHF data analysts Lily Dulberg and Daniel DiGriz prove in the Report on the Working Artist that the secret ingredient for artists’ success is entrepreneurial training.
Infiltrate the Business World in the Name of Art—Noah Scalin
“Certainly the jobs that are going to go last are going to be the ones that require people to creative problem-solve and come up with unique new ideas.”
Artists Are Solving Atomic-Level Problems—Cyndi Conn
“The arts are not just an amenity, they’re a critical function of society and a part of the fabric of social, cultural, and also economic life and livelihood for our country.”
Classical Skills for Modern Art Careers: The Case for Training and Tradition—Mandy Theis
“With the advent of Modernism, there was this idea that training would ruin your creativity.”
Fearlessly Take On The Big Daddy Ugly Goal—Willy Bo Richardson
“The challenge was to make [the goal] so scary and big that you can never accomplish it, and I’m making small steps towards that.”