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Artists and gallery owners making over $10,000 a month share how they turned their creative passion into a lucrative career

Posted On: Apr 23, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Artists and gallery owners making over $10,000 a month share how they turned their creative passion into a lucrative career

Summary List Placement As her mother tells it, Georgia-based artist Allison James , 31, was coloring at the table before she could even walk. But James told Insider it took years to believe her artistic talent could lead to any sort of career path.
"I had to find the confidence piece to believe I could do this as my job," James said. "There is a stigma around that implies to be a creative you have to sacrifice money, but I want people to know that is not the case."
While there are many art education resources available for aspiring creatives, she cited a lack in business resources.
"When I went to art school, I didn't hear a peep about business until my last semester, and it was a five-year program," she said. "The only social media tool around was Facebook, so the advice was, 'Go work in a frame shop or get your work in a gallery,' and that was the way to get your work in front of people's eyes. You were left to your own devices."
James worked retail at Anthropologie after graduating from Georgia Southern...

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