Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Learning New Things

Last week I went to Carmel with friends to browse in the galleries. It's one of my favorite things to do - always inspiring. The director of one of the galleries was chatting with us about the work of a world-famous artist they represented, and she mentioned that once in a great while he gives workshops, and that professional artists from all over the world come to study with him, because they want to be able to add his name to their resume.
A light bulb went on in my head; someone might actually care who you took a workshop with? And if it was a well-known artist, they might associate you with that artist, and it would add prestige to your resume? I had no idea. Really. It may seem obvious to some, but I always thought that only artists with whom one had studied with for some length of time really counted and should be added to a resume. This new knowledge instantly improves my resume, because I take a lot of workshops, but have only really studied with one teacher.
Live and learn.

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