The Working Artist
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The Working Artist

This event will give attendees an opportunity to learn what makes an artist’s work stand out as well how decision-makers make their choices in working with artists and what their professional expectations are.

When: Saturday, November 9
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Mesa Art Center
1 E Main St
Mesa, Arizona  85201
United States
Presenter: Crista Cloutier
Contact: Mesa Art Center
(480) 644-6500

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The Working Artist

6:30 pm refreshments, 7:00 program begins

Full day workshop | 10am - 5pm

This class is open to visual artists, photographers,
and those who wish to work in the art business.


In this transformative master class, Crista Cloutierde-mystifies the professional art world and challenges conventions. She shares the secrets of successful artists and shows exactly how the business of art works. She guides you over your own hurdles, no matter where you are in your career.  Having presented this workshop across the United States and internationally, Crista is making only her second stop at the Mesa Arts Center – so don’t miss this opportunity!!


Understand the "nuts and bolts” of what an artist needs:            


  • business planning for creatives
  • bios 
  • website
  • approaching decision makers
  • new roads to showing work
  • how to present work like a pro
  • pricing art
  • understanding finances
  • marketing your work whilst maintaining authenticity
  • making real connections with decision-makers
  • learn what to expect from representation
  • understand the responsibilities of a working artist
  • learn how to get your work seen and sold
  • create a Working Artist business plan