State of the Art Hustle
An Exhibition of Entrepreneurial Artists
September 14th — October 19th 2013
Ralph Carlile Browne
Immersing myself in the artistic community helps me reach new galleries and clients. I love my art and that ensures that it goes to the right place.
I primarily create illustrations that speak to issues that affect Black folks. I create based on what needs to be said and then I find a way to make it accessible...
I try to be out on the street for every art murmur, and try to enter as many art fairs as I can. I also try to be the artist, the manager, the business woman, and the worker...
I am just following a strong urge inside myself to create and connect with people on an emotional level. Know your audience.
Gregorio de Masi
I designed and built "The Bicycle Gallery", a wooden gallery cart I tow behind my art bicycle with a portable 8ft wall to hang art on.
I am a collector and dealer of art. My family and I have a long-standing business in art, revolving around selling original works of art, prints, books and music.
I figured out a way to do my printing from home without the huge overhead of purchasing a Press. This freed me from having to put a lot of upfront cash into my works,...
I have always taken the DIY ethic to art. If there is something missing, or something you could improve upon then do it.
I curate art shows and do art consulting for businesses, which allows me to network with other artists and venues, while creating outlets for my own art and creativity....
I find that art lovers exist in all social and economic situations. That is why rather on focusing on how much I make, art lovers appreciate that my reproductions...
I think of my craft as my product, in that it is something that I can provide. My craft is useful to my hustle, only in that it is useful to others.
Dominic "Treatunice" Villeda
Using found wood and other objects to paint on is one of the best hustles i use with my art.
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