Sara Drescher has been working as a full time professional artist for over 10 years now. She teaches workshops, paints commissions, shows in exhibitions and sells her art at local shows as well. Sara tells her story of these different avenues of income, her experience in being a part of the board in juried exhibitions, the importance of thinking like a business owner and how doing this will enable you to live the life of creating art full time.
- To work as a full time artist, you must be a business person. You are the employer and employee. If you cannot think this way, you should not do this full time.
- Join art organizations and ask how you can volunteer.
- Ask local churches, businesses and community centers if you can use their space for free or a small fee to teach your workshops.
- You need to learn how to talk to people. You don’t need to be the life of the party but you need to present yourself professionally when you tell people you’re an artist.
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