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Artist Survival Skills by Chris Tyrell
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Artist Survival Skills by Chris Tyrell

Written by original editor and long-time contributor to the Opus Visual Arts Newsletter, Chris Tyrell has written and published his first book – Artist Survival Skills: How To Make A Living As A Canadian Visual Artist. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone looking for a successful visual arts career in Canada. It is chock-full of real life, practical examples, and focuses on what the visual artist needs to know for successful sales, with particular concern for pricing, marketing, insurance, representation, health and safety, copyright, and taxation. Chris has developed this handy artists’ resource for two reasons: 1) Success in the visual arts comes more readily to those artists who manage their careers professionally, and 2) There is a particular knowledge deficit in the community of Canadian visual artists concerning the techniques of pricing, promotion, marketing, and sales. This informative 220-page paperback book is a must for any artist, whether just beginning or established.

For further information and updates, please visit Chris’ website at where he will continue to add relevant information in support of his book, including tips from artists, resource links, videos of lectures, and much more.Artist Survival Skillsis available at all Opus locations, or by calling our Mail Order department at 1-800-663-6953.

″If you are serious about developing a lifelong career as an artist, you’ll want to read this book!″
– Cindy McPherson, MBA, Marketing/Management School of Business, BC Institute of Technology

″This is a good guide for artists.″
– Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC), Canada’s national association of visual artists.

″The best explanation of the curatorial process that I have read.″
– Jane Irwin, Artist, Trustee-Vancouver Art Gallery and board member, National Advisory Board of the Canadian Art Foundation.

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