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Old 08-11-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: Writing The Artist Statement

I really enjoyed the article and found it to be informative. I am inexperienced in this detail and need help. Thank you very much!

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Re: Writing The Artist Statement

Carly, thank you so much for that informative article.
Up until now, I have not needed an artist's statement as I have been asked to to work (mainly Calligraphic with or without illustration) by specific people or groups. Other than that, my work, like the work of many others I would think, has been inspirational; I don't paint for a while then get a huge drive inside me to paint what appears in my mind. Now, as I get older and find myself with a little more time, I am wishing to open my work humbly to a wider audience, I find it very difficult to talk either about myself or my work. Your article really made me think of it in a rather different light. I have an Artist's Statement to do this week and you clearly thought out article will be a great help in composing it. Thank you. Ady
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Re: Writing The Artist Statement

Here's a helpful tool for creating a "typical" artist statement:

Artist Statement Generator 2000
http://10gallon.com/statement2000/
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Here's a helpful tool for creating a "typical" artist statement:

Artist Statement Generator 2000
http://10gallon.com/statement2000/
Helpful? ...well, fun anyway!
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Thanks Carly; I will give this version a spin as it seems very logical. Good work!
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Re: Writing The Artist Statement

Thank you for writing this. I've been allergic to artist's statements ever since art school where I watched innocent, eager, doomed young artists being taught to write pretentious, esoteric cr*p for artist's statements. I needed reminding that there are honest and humble ways to do it, ways to do it right.

Is there a way to add items like that article to my Favorites? It seems to be a separate thing from the forum threads and has completely different choices at the top.
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Carly,
This was very helpful for me. I have written what I thought were artist statements, but based on your article, I now think that they were only partial statements that focused mostly on how I create my art. For exhibitions, I've been putting more of a bio than an artist statement because I really didn't understand what the statements were supposed to contain. Clearing up the question of first person or third person also helped me.
Thank you very much for your article.
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Carly I know this is a long time after you wrote the article but thanks anyway, I was working on my artists statement convinced that I should do it in the first person rather than the stilted 3rd person stuff I have read on the backs of so many other art works and in a tussle with my wife because she is very conservative about such things. Thank you.
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