March 23, 2011

Peer Book Report: Art/Work

Art/Work—Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career
by Heather Darcy Bhandari & Jonathan Melber

This is a true workbook for serious artists: Fine Arts majors, pay attention! This book covers
everything from doing your taxes, to packaging your work, to interviewing with gallery
directors. On almost every page, there are side panels full of anecdotes and advice from
established art directors, curators, art historians, professors, other fine artists, dealers,
journalists and critics. Art/Work’s information is also brilliantly designed: there is so much
information and advice from industry professionals to take in, and you won’t even realize it
because the layout is so varied and dynamic that your eyes easily flow from page to page.
  • Sample Invoices for Fine Artists specifically
  • Tax, Insurance, Legal, and Copyrighting advice
  • How to price your work
  • How to promote yourself
  • Advice on choosing which work to display and how to display it
  • Portfolio Review advice from a gallery curator
  • The 4-1-1 on residencies and grants
  • Sample Consignment, Commission and Gallery Representation Agreements
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