Today was the closing reception for my mentoring students. It's always sad to take down a show because I have loved being surrounded by their creativity as I work on my own pieces.
But I wanted to give kudos to these three artists.
They spent 8 hours with me over the past 5 months, learning how to market their work. They don't teach these skills in MFA programs and it's hard to learn by yourself. My mentoring program has given me much satisfaction over the past 3 years as I watch the artists I have worked with become successful. As all teachers know, seeing people with confidence in themselves "I can do this!" is the ultimate reward!