Last night I presented to Leah Schreiber Johnson’s Art 604 class on the Business of Art at UW-Milwaukee’s PSOA. The presentation that I gave was called, “Pathway to Success: A Plan Worth Practicing”. This presentation focused on ways to become active after college graduation in the art field. It guided the audience through a 6-step process (action, establish a presence, carry forward, maintain visibility, and evaluation) aimed to provide an overview on how to create a realistic plan with attainable goals. This presentation also covered the importance of documenting work, exhibitions, talks, etc with the notion of using them for promotional purposes. Finally, I closed with the introduction of Artdose: Sheboygan County Art Guide as a real-life example on how to embrace failure and turn it into a success.
Photo credit: Leah Schreiber Johnson