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below: pic#2 show finale at Art Town & pic#3 my first papier mache mask at Craig Legg's Mask making workshop at Art Town #4 Brian Connell. Executive Director, explains mission of DISCO at 100 Thousands Poets for Change event


Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure. 


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Poetry Workshop 

Six Poets Leaping is an intimate, generative weekend workshop, where we will create new work, try new forms and learn some inside secrets to help you take your powerful voice to a new level.

To create a safe and supportive group, I am accepting only nine students.

Friday,  November 9

6:30-8:30 PM

Saturday, November 10

9am-12noon and 1Pm-4Pm

Sunday November 11

3-5pm

Cost: $ 125

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED: PREREGISTER NOW!

To preregister: 

email Laura Secord [email protected]

and pre-pay Laura Secord through PayPal to reserve your space.


Reader-Friendly Writing & Editing

Avoid misplaced modifiers!

Stop dangling participles!

Clarify antecedents!

Writing help, fair prices.

Call me Birmingham.

Call me, Birmingham.

[email protected]

margaretsmithmarston.com

205-908-2365

Workspace Available

Conveniently located, reasonably priced, long hours available are just some of features of this new space for artists use or virtual office purposes.  Suitable for performance, rehearsal, display, work, lessons, club meetings. Hour/day/month rates.  Contact Octavia @ [email protected] or 

306-4576. 

Vendor Opportunities

46th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Show and Sale 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Sat, Nov 10 @ 10:00am

2612 Lane Park Road


Model Auditions for Catwalk Fashion Show  Alabama Fashion Alliance 2- 4pm  

$10 application fee

Art Town  7611 1st Ave Ne


Magic City Art Connection

The 2018 artist jury is in process. If you missed this one, our next application deadline is November 15. Tell your artist friends! #MagicCityArt #callforartists#artistapplication #findart #birmingham #alabama

Pictured: 2016 Best in Show, Lisa Krannichfeld, Arkansas


Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

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Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure.