Overcoming Challenges

“How do you do the painting while, at the same time, sell the painting?” For P.A. Nisbet, this has been one of his greatest challenges, balancing the need to create transformative works while managing the administrative side of his business and marketing his work. Many artists face the same problem, feeling that they are forced to choose one or the other. Nisbet notes that artists may have to choose to hone their craft over making money, but ultimately, he believes that this trade will be worth it in the end and will receive confirmation from the art industry through sales eventually.

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This excerpt is from a larger art panel discussion called “Reaching Art Collectors: An Art Panel Discussion” presented by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and made available by the Clark Hulings Foundation For Visual Artists.

Moderated by Shannon Linker, Vice President of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, we offer a special thanks to our panelists: H.David Wright, Krystii Melaine,  P.A. Nisbet, and Constance Scopelitis.

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Natalie Baumgartner
Natalie Baumgartner is the Educational Coordinator and Digital Reporter at the Clark Hulings Foundation. She is committed to the mission of the Fund and hopes to see artists enrich their businesses through the tools and grants offered. Natalie recently graduated with her Masters of Science in International Development and has worked for several non-profits, focusing on issues revolving around human rights and gender equity.

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