Several emails arrived with comments on how much each person has appreciated the sharing of my journey to exhibition. I mentioned that I did a lot of research and learning along the way. While most of the exhibition information was based on my personal experiences I feel it is necessary to point out a few books on the subject.
I have chosen six of my favorite books to share with you today. I will begin in alphabetical order by author. I recommend all of these – there is not one I prefer over any of them for exhibition advice.
And the book list starts here:
Bayles, David and Orland, Ted; Art & Fear – Observations On The Peril (and Rewards) of Artmaking. The Image Continuum, 8th edition, 2008. ISBN-13:978-0-9614547-3-9
Dorrell, Paul; Living the Artist’s Life – A Guide to Growing, Persevering, and Succeeding in the Art World. Hillstead Publishing, 2004, 2005. ISBN-0-9749552-0-5
Godwin, Ted; The Studio Handbook for Working Artists – A Survival Manual. Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 2002. ISBN-0-88977-141-3
Cay Lang; Taking the Leap – The Insider’s Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art. Chronicle Books, 1998. ISBN-0-8118-1815-2
Caroll Michels; How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist – Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul. Henry Holt and Company, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2001. ISBN-0-8050-6800-7 Also available as E-book
Orland, Ted; The View From the Studio Door – How Artists Find Their Way in and Uncertain World. Image Continuum Press, 2006. ISBN-978-0-9614547-5-3 Also available as E-book
The titles and publishing information were taken from the books in my library. Trust me when I tell you that many of the “rules” don’t change! Links provided are to the latest edition I was able to find on line. As always: check your library first and if you feel the need to own your own copy head over to the second had book store. Another option is a download to your iPad or E-reader – and if you can’t let go of the need to feel a real book in your hands that nobody has handled before: by all means, purchase a new copy from your favorite book seller. Most important: Read, take notes and chart your own path toward exhibition!