a fundamentally different approach to

Accelerate Your Art Career…

a fundamentally different approach to

Accelerate Your Art Career…

Art Career Reflections Blog

Your Artist Statement…

WHY BOTHER
PART 2: Peeling back the layers

Your Artist Statement … Why Bother?

PART 2: Peeling back the layers on …

Four Rational Reasons To Not Write Your Artist Statement…or, Are they really “rational?”

In Part 1, I wrote about seven core reasons artists use to rationalize away any need for an artist statement. And then we dove into the first four.

Here’s a quick review of those first four before we peek under the artist psyche-hood and see what’s simmering behind these rational arguments against writing an artist statement.

Your Artist Statement…

WHY BOTHER
PART 1: Four Rational Reasons…

Your Artist Statement … Why Bother?

Part 1: Four Rational Reasons Not To Write Your Artist Statement

When you hang around me, you will hear the following Origin Story a lot.

It is the beginning of my quest, and it begins with a question….

Why Don’t Artists Want to Write Artist Statements?

I stood on unfinished, wide, wooden planks staring at a trio of large seascapes: Before, During, and After a Storm. Outside, tourists were roaming this quaint, Maine town surrounded by inlet waters. Inside, a summer breeze poured through the open gallery door.

Inside, I stood transfixed.

The Truth About
Art Sales

coming soon …

The Truth About Art Sales

coming soon…

Your Creative Life Force…
Weak or Strong?

coming soon …

Your Creative Life Force…
Weak or Strong?

coming soon…

It’s so tempting in our hurly, burly lives to surf for silver bullets, skim the surface, and steer our hearts away from the deeper truths.

But, your creative ArtLife deserves more.

Courage, dear heart…

LET’S CONNECT!

It’s so tempting in our hurly, burly lives to surf for silver bullets, skim the surface, and steer our hearts away from the deeper truths.

But, your creative ArtLife deserves more.

Courage, dear heart…

LET’S CONNECT!

From writing the only book on Artist Statements to producing the only art-career conference for visual artists – smARTist – I’m deeply committed to pioneering programs that meet you on the corner of…

ArtLife &
Creative Challenge

Artist Statement

Selling Your Art

Your Creative Mindset

Podcast: Curiosity Cocktails

Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D.

CONTACT

ariane@arianegoodwin.com

Art Career Reflections Blog

Your Artist Statement…

WHY BOTHER
PART 2: Peeling back the layers

Your Artist Statement … Why Bother?

PART 2: Peeling back the layers on …

Four Rational Reasons To Not Write Your Artist Statement…or, Are they really “rational?”

In Part 1, I wrote about seven core reasons artists use to rationalize away any need for an artist statement. And then we dove into the first four.

Here’s a quick review of those first four before we peek under the artist psyche-hood and see what’s simmering behind these rational arguments against writing an artist statement.

Your Artist Statement…

WHY BOTHER
PART 1: Four Rational Reasons…

Your Artist Statement … Why Bother?

Part 1: Four Rational Reasons Not To Write Your Artist Statement

When you hang around me, you will hear the following Origin Story a lot.

It is the beginning of my quest, and it begins with a question….

Why Don’t Artists Want to Write Artist Statements?

I stood on unfinished, wide, wooden planks staring at a trio of large seascapes: Before, During, and After a Storm. Outside, tourists were roaming this quaint, Maine town surrounded by inlet waters. Inside, a summer breeze poured through the open gallery door.

Inside, I stood transfixed.

The Truth About
Art Sales

coming soon …

The Truth About Art Sales

coming soon…

Your Creative Life Force…
Weak or Strong?

coming soon …

Your Creative Life Force…
Weak or Strong?

coming soon…

It’s so tempting in our hurly, burly lives to surf for silver bullets, skim the surface, and steer our hearts away from the deeper truths.

But, your creative ArtLife deserves more.

Courage, dear heart…

LET’S CONNECT!

It’s so tempting in our hurly, burly lives to surf for silver bullets, skim the surface, and steer our hearts away from the deeper truths.

But, your creative ArtLife deserves more.

Courage, dear heart…

LET’S CONNECT!

From writing the only book on Artist Statements to producing the only art-career conference for visual artists – smARTist – I’m deeply committed to pioneering programs that meet you on the corner of…

ArtLife &
Creative Challenge

Artist Statement

Selling Your Art

Your Creative Mindset

Podcast: Curiosity Cocktails

Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D.

CONTACT

ariane@arianegoodwin.com

RESOURCES

ARTIST STATEMENT

BLOG -> Home / About / Contact

ARTISTS AFFIRM

PODCAST: Curiosity Cocktails

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2023 Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D. | All Rights Reserved

Art Career Reflections Blog

Selling Your Art: Building Block No.2: Visibility (Part 2)

Selling Your Art: Building Block No.2: Visibility (Part 2)

Let’s do a quick review of last week’s Selling-Your-Art Building Block No.1 and Selling-Your-Art Building Block No.2 (Part 1) Selling-Your-Art Building Blocks Recap Selling-Your-Art Building Block No.1: Your Art Is Created: This is a foundational building block, which...

read more
Art Sales: Let’s Start At The Beginning 

Art Sales: Let’s Start At The Beginning 

Starting at the beginning with art sales. When a piece of your art sells, it lights you up. When I hear about it, it lights me up too.  Nothing is more validating, more affirming than someone wanting to pay you for the piece you’ve poured your heart and soul into. ...

read more
Selling Your Art: An Invitation, Not a Transaction

Selling Your Art: An Invitation, Not a Transaction

Couple of Sad, True Stories, STORY ONE: I’m on Instagram thinking about how you are selling your art, and looking at the truly astounding roll of artwork. If a piece catches my eye, I scroll through the comments, curious as about what other…

read more
HOW TO RELISH YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT 

HOW TO RELISH YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT 

Here’s two things I know to be true about artist statements: An immediate, very human desire arises when someone is moved by your art: to know more about the person who moved them. Simple. Undeniable. …

read more

It’s so tempting in our hurly, burly lives to surf for silver bullets, skim the surface, and steer our hearts away from the deeper truths.

But, your creative ArtLife deserves more.

Courage, dear heart…

LET’S CONNECT!

From writing the only book on Artist Statements to producing the only art-career conference for visual artists – smARTist – I’m deeply committed to pioneering programs that meet you on the corner of…

ArtLife &
Creative Challenge

Artist Statement

Selling Your Art

Your Creative Mindset

Podcast: Curiosity Cocktails

Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D.

CONTACT

ariane@arianegoodwin.com

RESOURCES

ARTIST STATEMENT

BLOG -> Home / About / Contact

ARTISTS AGREE

PODCAST: Curiosity Cocktails

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2023 Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D. | All Rights Reserved

RESOURCES

ARTIST STATEMENT

BLOG -> Home / About / Contact

ARTISTS AGREE

PODCAST: Curiosity Cocktails

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2023 Ariane Goodwin, Ph.D. | All Rights Reserved