Watie (pronounced “Waddy”) White is a thriving American artist living in Omaha, Nebraska. whose works appear internationally in museum exhibitions and galleries as easily as the sides of building in public spaces. Watie creates public art and public-works related art and delivers business-oriented workshops for artists. In this episode of The Thriving Artist podcast, Watie reveals the inside realities of treating your art as a business rather than a martyrdom. Among the insights are:
- Who among artists gets business training
- The advantages of smaller markets, and the importance of creating an artist community around you
- Creation vs. distribution, and how being an artist does not mean being a monk
- Self-reliance and the artist’s identity
- Stepping into the unknown with your career
- The allure of public art, and the ‘lurid truths’ of pulp
- Crossing boundaries, and interior vs. public expression
- Watie’s initial marketing strategy and take on professional success
- The myth of doing things differently and the significance of a watershed moment
Watie is a natural storyteller, and this meaty, 48-minute episode, delivers substantive taste of business-focused commentary without setting foot in a classroom. Listen, now, or download the mp3 and take it with you on your phone or device.
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