Lessons in Sustainability: Five Questions for Sharon Louden

ARAD 2nd year student, Hannah Fenlon, had the chance to present artist and editor Sharon Louden with a few questions about her life as an artist. Read on for a short excerpt from the original blog for Creative Capital.

Sharon Louden teaches at the Chautauqua Institution.
Sharon Louden teaches at the Chautauqua Institution.

This winter, artist Sharon Louden hosts her first four-part webinar series: How to Approach, Engage & Communicate with Galleries, Museums & the People You Want to Know. This series is now sold out, but stay tuned for information about more webinars with Sharon in the spring and fall! Interested in hearing about upcoming dates or joining the waitlist for this series? Email us!

Sharon is also the editor of the 2013 compilation, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, which offers realistic insight into how artists juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. 

We had the opportunity to ask Sharon five questions about how she manages to sustain her own practice, and what she’s learned along the way. 

Hannah: Did you make any early career mistakes in approaching galleries or museums? Can you tell me about one of them?

Sharon: Absolutely. I remember one embarrassing thing I did, which was an outrageous and fantastic learning lesson for me! There was potential for a museum to acquire my work, and I was so excited by the prospect of that happening…

To learn what Sharon’s embarrassing moment was and what she learned from it, click here to read about it on Creative Capital’s blog!

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