Artist Statement E-Book Now On Kindle

Artist Statement E-Book

My e-book, The Relatively Pain-Free Artist Statement, is now available in the Amazon Kindle store for $9.99. The $24 version from my site includes PDF + Word document for you to journal in on your computer, which are not available through Kindle. [...]

Artists Book Club on Twitter Starts June 21

Join us and read the new biography of Leo Castelli. We’re reading together and sharing our insights on Twitter. [...]

New Twitter book club for artists starts September 14

Join our Twitter book club. It’s FREE! I select a book, anyone who wants to join in gets the book and starts reading, and we share our insights on Twitter. We’re reading about Gertrude Stein in September. [...]

Book recommendations for wealth and finance

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Read “de Kooning” with us this summer

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What does genius have to do with making art? (Book interview)

We interrupt our normally scheduled Deep Thought Thursday for this very special guest interview. Jennie Nash is the author of The Only True Genius in the Family, a novel that revolves around the lives of three generations of artists. It’s a fast, easy, and fun romp through the worlds of commercial photography, artists’ estates, graduate school, galleries, and more. I confess to waking up at 3:15 a.m. one morning to finish the last few chapters because I wanted to know the ending. Jennie agreed to a brief interview about her book for the Art Biz Blog. Alyson: Your story is full of people who make art: painters, photographers, opera singers, bakers. What role do artists play in your real life? [...]

Of sharks and tribes

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Book tour goes into the Rockies this weekend

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New to my bookshelf and bedstand

On a post awhile back, I listed some of my favorite nonfiction books about art and solicited others. Good to know you all are reading. Because of your suggestions, my bookshelf overfloweth. And I am afraid I’m now reading three books at once. What’s that they say about focus?

Here’s what’s on my shelf:

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Consider This: Questions That Make You Think. Who recommended this to me? It was about a month ago.

Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. Heard interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

Malcolm Goldstein, Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States. Recommended by Edward Winkleman.

Musa Mayer, Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. Recommended by Christine DeCamp.

Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle. Recommended by Sari Grove.

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Some of my favorite non-fiction book recommendations for continuing your art education

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