Just took a great workshop titled “Success as an Artist”, lead by Catriona Fraser of the Fraser Gallery. Ms Fraser gives this workshop once a month, to various art organizations and art spaces. If you are an artist living in the Washington Dc area, you might find this helpful. She created a disc with lists of places to frame your work, art organizations, art festivals, foundation and grant centers, and so much more.
Since taking this class, I have created an email newsletter, paid a fee to jury into an art festival, and plan on visiting The Foundation Center to look for artist grants. To all artists reading this, I wish you luck in this shared struggle to create a career doing what we love.