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Art to Industry: Stumbling into the Business World and Sticking the Landing

PRESENTED ON AUG 24, 2016
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 18

When you're an artist, one of the biggest challenges when starting out is navigating the business of selling your art. Eventually a paradigm shift happens and the effort becomes making an art out of working your business. Sculptor and entrepreneur Alisa Toninato has found some reconciliation with the often stressful transition of being creative and makeing a living from her craft. The key to a successful career in the arts might have less to do with writing a buisness plan, and more about tenaciously defining your passion. Alisa will bring us through her story as an artist running a production company, and how she ended up in the cookware industry.

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The apple industry...

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@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Mr Solo sings in 20x20 to his original paintings and his Chad Valley 'give a show' projector! ''It’s certainly close to what I aspire to such is the jarring dislocation of a live sound and pristine graphics. Loving it.'' Mr Solo Wonders Never Cease Also look for Mr Solo on i-tunes More on Mikey Georgeson AKA Mr Solo art works can be found here
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Art as a Business

BY JOSH HAMPTON
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 25, 2012

Josh Hampton talks about the definition of art, and what he considers to be art. He then moves on to examine models of art as business, how art can be valued and marketed, and the interactions between artists, businessmen, and collectors, focusing on how artists can make the most of their work.

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Surviving in the Advertisement Industry

BY NICOLÁS ORTEGA
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2013

Graphic designer turned creative director, Nicolas Ortega shares his thoughts on teamwork and survival skills in the world of advertising agencies. This is where, according to him, you don't need to be particularly talented at anything but you must learn to recognize who you should be working with. (In Spanish)

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Stone Sculptor

BY GERARD MOTONDI
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.

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Serial Entrepreneur

BY AMANDA HEINS
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Amanda Heins shares her love for small business and the small town of Roslyn, WA. With the support of a small gnome named Mr. Higglebottoms, Amanda is helping to transform this small mining town with creativity, coffee and good humor.

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Knitting and Business

BY KRISTEN GALLAGHER
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Kristen Gallagher explains the journey of creating her business completely in terms of knitting, a labor of love that she also enjoys.

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Go Your Own Way: On Embracing the SNAFUs, FUBARs, and Clusterf***s of Life and Business

BY NATALIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Natalie Anderson has always been a writer and artist at heart, but life’s detours dropped her off in the very manly world of barbering instead. The journey there went through art school and the Army, late night bars and other countries, and, somehow, right back to her creative beginnings.

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Tea Time

BY BELINDA BIGOLD
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 24, 2016

Belinda Bigold is a local entrepreneur; the co-founder and CEO of High Tea Bakery. Her mission in business and in life is to provide those around her with the ingredients for a delicious life. Belinda holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, is a former competitive cyclist, and a lifelong traveller. She is currently obsessed with vintage motorbikes, but has yet to learn how to ride one.

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LOVE or MONEY

BY ANGELA BEHRENDS
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Angela Behrends is a mixed-media sculptor and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on materials and subjects from the natural world, insisting that people are a part of Nature, and would do better to respect it and learn from it, rather than trying to dominate it. 

Behrends earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2002, and her BA at the University of Minnesota Morris in 1995. She teaches foundation art and design at Dakota State University and resides in Madison, SD