Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist

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Chronicle Books, Apr 13, 2006 - Art - 251 pages
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Cay Lang's Taking the Leap has helped thousands of artists jumpstart their careers and make real the dream of exhibiting and selling their work. An internationally exhibited photographer and teacher, Lang offers the wisdom of experience, combined with enthusiasm and gentle humor, to guide artists through the ins and outs of the art business. Practical and inspiring, this revised and updated edition offers two new chapterson using the Internet and the media to best effectplus provides step-by-step advice on preparing presentation materials; finding and dealing with galleries (as well as bypassing the traditional gallery system); handling rights, royalties, and taxes; an extensive resource list; and other invaluable information for both beginning artists and those ready to take the next step in their careers.

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User Review  - Abigail - Goodreads

Highly recommended by an artist aquaintance who has done a few gallery showings herself, I picked it up at the library today. So far, damn terrifying. This is a good thing. Read full review

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User Review  - Ljubica - Goodreads

Great book. Too bad that many of these books aim for an American audience and therefore some portions of this book may not be very helpful to Canadian or European emerging artists. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Cay Lang began teaching her Taking the Leap course in 1990. Her photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and have been shown in London, Tokyo, Paris, and Toronto. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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