Is it possible to get recognized, exhibited,
and paid for your art…
without being overwhelmed?
If you’re like most artists, you probably feel weighed down by the left-brain demands of making a living, and the nagging fear that you can’t.
Rain or shine, when you wake up and climb out of bed there is only one thing you really want: the freedom to create.
So, how do you get there?
Hi Fellow Artists,
From 2007 to 2012, I produced the first ever, professional art-career conference: the smARTist® Telesummit—for emerging, mid-career, and established artists.
Once a year, for six years, thousands of artists from 22 countries around the world, and 47 US states, attended the online, 7-day conference from the comforts of their studio or home.
Artists who came once returned again and again.
I absolutely got value for money.
The smARTist Telesummit was wonderful.
You had a superb line-up of speakers and the information was fabulous.
I absolutely got value for money.
Thank you for putting this on with such grace and clarity. I am confident and inspired.
And I’ll be telling all my artist friends to consider the Telesummit when you offer it next. ~ Stacey Apetitos
And then we went dark.
Because, despite my crackerjack team, I was mentally and physically exhausted.
Here’s my story:
At the time, when I googled “art career,” the only references I could find were for established, or dead artists, and their “career” retrospectives, which didn’t just baffle me—it infuriated me!
And since anger’s real call is to do something… I did.
I developed. And then…
I produced the smARTist® Telesummits, tailored for the radical idea of… an art career.
Six, successful, professional-development Telesummits, six years later, and I was bone-tired, soul tired. I needed a few years off to rejuvenate and realign.
Now, I’m ready to bring these evergreen, art-career treasures from our digital archives and into the light of day.
Because art pilots the throbbing heart of civilization as it chisels and shapes our collective, human consciousness.
What do I mean by that?
Here’s what I’ve come to realize: Artists reveal the creative life force of humankind
in a visible, tangible form,
so we can all wake-up to
the truth of our essential, creative spirit.
It’s the artist who carries the Flag of Creativity so everyone can see it.
But…when the “career” link in your ArtLife conversation is missing, your Flag of Creativity can’t fly as high or be as visible.
So, when I discovered, a few years ago, that “career” wasn’t center stage (either in the art world or artists’ minds) it wasn’t just confounding—it was unacceptable!
I’m turning each of my six, recorded-live, smARTist® Telesummits into present-day, newly-minted smARTist Telesummit Revival podcasts.
On September 26, I’m launching the first two: Podcast #1 & Podcast #2 …
… so, you can experience the same art-career revelations that thousands of artists already have.
Sometimes, out of adversity, comes opportunity.
Last year, after attending your smARTist Telesummit, I developed workshops, lectures, and demos and plan to expand into community adult classes, book illustration, and image licensing this year.
And… I am very excited about it! If the economy hadn’t been in the dumps, and I hadn’t taken the smARTist® Telesummit, these opportunities would have definitely been overlooked! Sometimes, out of adversity, comes opportunity.
It’s not so much what happens in life as how you look at it. It’s how you react to what happens that really matters.
Much Success and Many Blessing to ALL you amazing smARTists! ~Sandy Sandy
I signed up with almost the last $300 to my name.
Ariane, thank you for putting together this smARTist Telesummit.
It’s been incredibly inspiring on many levels, and you delivered exactly what you promised! Bravo!
I signed up with almost the last $300 to my name. It was this or pay my phone bill or some such thing (let alone rent!!)… That inner voice was insistent… “smARTist… smARTist… smARTist…”And so, here I am!
There is much to digest and absorb and ponder and think about, and above all, create.
But from here, it will be with clearer intent and a solid plan behind me.
~Wayne P.S. Thanks again. Now it’s time for a cup of coffee and back to work!
But, there’s a catch.
Both smARTist® Telesummit Revival Podcasts will only be available for 9 days starting September 26, 2022.
If you want access, you need to first jump on the Wait List by Clicking Here!
By Day 6, I felt I had the tools to develop every facet of my career.
Before the Telesummit, I was floundering in self-doubt and worried about my path as a Creative Person. By Day 6, I felt I had the tools to develop every facet of my career.
Now on the evening of Day 7, I am exhilarated with a new lease on life as a Creative Person knowing my place as an Artist in society. I feel humbled by the blessings bestowed upon me to create and yet, somehow, miraculously UP TO THE TASK!
I feel confident about the direction I’m headed and realize that the online presence I was developing wasn’t for naught.
Now with living, breathing examples from the smARTist Telesummit, it’s a concrete reality.
Thank you doesn’t even cover it. ~ Jennifer Leigh Rice
From Amadea Bailey’s video:
Four years ago, I came to the first smARTist Telesummit,
which I credit for turning around my art career.
After that first smARTist, I actually began supporting myself 100% from my art… and I still am.
Every year I learned new things. I hear a new angle, a different way of marketing myself. I get ideas that I haven’t thought of. And I’m going to be there again this year!
Each Podcast will be installed in episodes that follow the original, art-career,
professional development, week-long live event.
And I’ve organized each smARTist® Telesummit Revival Podcast by the presenters’ topics so you can figure out which Telesummit Presentations have the information most helpful to you right now.
smARTist® Telesummit Revival
Artists, Get Recognized, Exhibited and Paid – what you deserve!
IF YOU want smarter, more effective ways to present your art…
smARTist® Telesummit Revival
Artists, Balance Your Life. Sell Your Art. From the comforts of home…
IF YOU want easier ways to balance making and selling art—with everything else you need for a successful art career (never mind what else is going on in your life) …
You covered so much so well that I consider it
money well spent.
My New Year’s resolution was to learn how to market my own work, and the Telesummit was made to order for jump-starting me down that path.
As an experienced artist, but a neophyte art marketer, smARTist introduced me to concentrated information in a condensed time period. It was an immersion experience, which is my favorite and most effective way to learn.
smARTist also gave me an opportunity to hear several art-marketing coaches speak in person, which helped me decide who I wanted to work with.
I know that I will be listening to the presentations throughout the year, as particular needs arise. Knowing I have those recordings to hear again is a comfort.
You covered so much so well that I consider it money well spent. ~ Huguette May