My favorite part about meeting working artists is that I can usually give them some helpful advice and they give me fresh insight into the best ways to help working artists. It’s half direct service, half research and development.
Here are some of the highlights from my visit to the 16th Annual Cracked Pots recycled arts fair:
I met a woman who makes mixed media wall sculptures from recycled materials. Normally she sells the originals as decoration. I said, “Have you considered taking high quality photographs of 12 of your best pieces? That way you could run a small crowdfunding campaign to create a 2016 wall calendar featuring those images. Possibly also a line of cards.” She was very excited about this idea....
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