The other day, in a staff meeting (yes EVERYBODY has them these days), someone who shall not be named suggested that I write a post about what it’s like to be a working artist and an artist who also goes to work. If I kept this post short I would say “Stressful, fun and time consuming!”
I also work here at the Swope Art Museum as the Collections Manager. www.swope.org I do know what that job entails and I believe it is mostly PAPERWORK! Well it feels exclusively like paperwork, but I did get to hang an Andy Warhol www.warhol.org screen print today, so I suppose I can’t complain.
Third job? Working Artist, this is actually my no.1 priority but don’t tell any of my bosses. I keep a studio at home and print & paint there. I show pretty regularly for someone just out of school, but I feel like I should be doing more. I am most excited about a couple of upcoming exhibitions, two here in Indiana http://artathalcyon.com/index.html and one out in Long Island. http://www.nassaulibrary.org/freeport Two of those three are in library galleries, but exhibitions are exhibitions. You’ll find no complaining here.