Monday, July 27, 2009
From an Artist Friend:
“… so sorry to hear that you have lost most of your teaching jobs. This economy is really taking its toll on all of us. So many galleries are closing. I know that I am struggling to keep up with my studio space, as well. So I wish you the best of luck with your efforts. Is there some way for serious, professional artists (like us!) to survive when the teaching gigs and galleries dry up? I am trying to figure it out!!
“And I am totally with you when it comes to supporting the models. We are lucky to have so many excellent professional models here in (our town), and they are struggling, too.
“What is an arts community to do?!? Even during the depression, they had the WPA to hire artists and craftsman for public works. We need that now!
“Well, keep up the good work and don't loose heart.”
(Photos are to perk us all up: those seaweed looking things are actually two different types of seahorses!)