Your Art Will Save Your Life

Your Art Will Save Your Life

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Beth Pickens
A candid guidebook about art-making in the midst of oppression.

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ISBN: 9781936932290
Publication Date: 04-10-2018

As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.

“A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

“I’m so grateful for this book! I’m buying it for every single creative person in my life.” —Ann Friedman, host of Call Your Girlfriend

“If you are a person who needs to make art in order to function, this book is from your best, smartest, coolest, most insightful, wise, learned, practical, savvy, no-bullshit friend who knows you and loves you anyway.” —Lucy Corin, author of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

"An electrically inspiring, politically fresh, and class-conscious guide for artists who wish to engage more deeply with their process, their careers, and their lives." —Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot

"The self-help book every artist needs! Wish I’d had this book my entire life.” —Ali Liebegott, author of Cha-Ching!