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Book: Getting Your Sh*t Together - A Professional Practices Manual For Artists by Karen Atkinson and GYST Ink

Book: Getting Your Sh*t Together - A Professional Practices Manual For Artists by Karen Atkinson and GYST Ink

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Karen Atkinson

Author Karen Atkinsonabout this book: GYST-Ink's Getting Your Sh*t Together, A Professional Practices Manual for Artists has been informed by decades of experience, years of research into how to perform as a professional artist in the 21st century art world. This book empowers any artist, emerging, established to take his/her future into his/her own hands.

The book's author is Karen Atkinson, who has held a faculty position at CalArts since 1988, teaching Foundation Seminar, Context Revolt (addressing installation, public and net art), and her renowned Getting Your Sh*t Together class. She has taught workshops for over 20 years, both regionally and nationally, for organizations like the California and Boston Lawyers for the Arts, Side Street Projects, The National Association of Arts Organizations, and dozens of additional artist-run spaces and non-profits.

Karen created the GYST software for artists from scratch and in 2000 she founded GYST as an artist-run professional practices service company. Currently, Atkinson chooses to focus on making life better for artists and less on exhibiting her own work.

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