Alliance of the Swope Presents: Carolyn Phillips “Sell your art! How hard can it be?”

January 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Swope Art Museum
25 S 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Carolyn will tell us about her experiences as an artist on the road. She began exhibiting at juried art festivals full time in the summer of 2004, following her retirement from teaching art in the public schools for 32 years.  While teaching, Carolyn continued to create her own art and explored media she had not learned while at Indiana State University.  She studied such subjects as weaving, colored pencil drawing, computer graphics, and new jewelry making materials.  Carolyn became a certified instructor of Art Clay Silver in 2003 and enjoyed its potential for making interesting and beautiful sculptural jewelry. After creating more jewelry than she could possibly wear or give to friends, she decided to enter art fairs to sell her jewelry, and thus make money to buy more materials to make more jewelry!  The tactile nature of the clay allows her hands to be the primary tools for creating organic forms with intricate textures.  The creative possibilities are endless and the process is very direct.  We are going to hear Carolyn tell us of the trials and rewards of being on the road, in a program she calls: Sell your art!  How hard can it be?