14Sep
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Choosing the Right Gallery

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So you’re producing consistent artwork, had some juried or group shows, and are ready to approach a gallery for representation. How do you find one that’s right for you? More to the point, how do you find a gallery you are right for? Choosing (and being chosen by) a gallery is a significant step in […]
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16Jun
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How to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver The ability to pitch well is an important but understated skill in the art world. Whether you are dreaming of being a published comic book artist, looking for a new creative gig, or are seeking an artist residency, the power of a good pitch can sky rocket your artistic […]
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21Apr
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6 Portfolio Do’s & Dont’s

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver What makes a portfolio stand out? What are the best practices and pitfalls to avoid when showcasing work? Here are a few tips to consider when applying for a new opportunity.   DO: Put your best piece first Consider the order of your work to craft the narrative you […]
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24Mar
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You Don’t Have to be a Starving Artist

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Further reading: Puttylike.com: Starving Artist Meet Web Psychcentral.com: Scrapping the Starving Artist Mythology Youtube.com: Fear and Permission with Chris Guillebeau (TEDxCMU 2010)   Join us to grow. Join us to share. Lend your voice to the conversation.     “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen […]
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05Mar
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Arts Employment in Colorado

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver   Join us to grow. Join us to share. Lend your voice to the conversation.     “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw    
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