BLOG*September 1, 2010

Having lived as an independent artist for 28 years I can tell you that it takes a serious commitment to yourself if you want critical and financial success.

Lots of talented people over the years have told me how they really wanted to focus on making their own art, but could not live on that income. So they decided they would do some illustration, concept design work, or teach to pay their bills while creating their personal art on the side with the hopes of finding a gallery. These artists have become part of the corporate machine, are still struggling, or have dropped out altogether.

The amount of time, energy and promo it takes to make your mark in any one of those industries is extensive.
Doubling them up makes it difficult to find the extra time and creative focus necessary to make sophisticated meaningful art that you love.

Even fine artists who have always relied on galleries or curators to bring in the right collectors complain that even though they do all the right things sales are dismal. I can tell you that playing the role of what licensing expert Maria Brophy calls an art banker (a person who spends their own money and time creating artwork that they then “loan” on consignment) is not good business. There are other ways to sell your work.

Where do you want to place your time, energy and artistic genius? How old will you be when you decide to finally pursue your dream of artist freedom?

Are you serving a design firm, publication, or film/game company to help them build their corporate empire? How about investing in your own unique art empire instead?

Let me show you how to build your own in two and a half days at the Artist As Brand Workshop. See exactly what you will learn on the ABOUT page.

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WOODLAND HILLS WORKSHOP

SILA MEMBERS! IT’S TIME TO STEP OUT OF THE CAVE AND INTO YOUR POWER! I KNOW IT’S A DIFFICULT TIME FINANCIALLY FOR MANY OF YOU. THIS IS WHY I AM OFFERING THE WORKSHOP AT A SPECIAL LOW PRICE. IF YOU USE THE PRINCIPLES TAUGHT IN THE CLASS YOU SHOULD SEE A RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT MANY TIMES  OVER WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR. COME ON TEAM, PUMP UP YOUR FORTUNE AND HAPPINESS.

September 17, 18, 19 Friday-2:00-9:00, Saturday & Sunday 10AM- 8PM

With special guest lectures!

Register now for this one time special offer of $225 for SILA members and students.
$295 for all others. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.
Sign up ends September 12.
All credit cards accepted, payment plans available.


Held at the Holiday Inn
21101 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364
1-818-883-6110

Special room rates for overnight guests
$99.00 a night with breakfast or $89.00 without.

Society of Illustrator Members and students only
$225.00!

Others $295.00


Please read the REGISTER page before signing up.