This week I've been working on the business side of art. I completed two Small Business Administration online courses; Small Business Primer and How to Write a Business Plan. Both were very helpful. Some things I knew from having had a massage business, some things I did not know. I am sure that it will be extremely helpful to create a business plan. Next comes the important part, to get it done!
Today, to that end, I was sorting and organizing the papers that have amassed on my desk. I discovered that there are three art competitions that I intend to enter, all with the deadline of July 31st. So I have my work cut out for me this week! One is a national women's art exhibition in Oakland, CA, called "From Our Perspective". One is a very interesting concept, called Art Bars, by Ithaca Fine Chocolates. There is a collectable art card with every bar. Art and chocolate, fantastic! The last one is to be part of an artist catalog called Studio Visit that is distributed to 1500 galleries across the nation and over 500 collectors. I hope to be accepted by each of these, and the only way that can happen is if I enter!