Praise

” Solid advice…Vicki Krohn Amorose covers all of the major types of written artist/public, artist/media, artist/gallery-collector-critic communications now required of both beginning and mid-career artists. This is a book that I now have added to required reading for all of my students in the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute. This is a book to read and keep in any artist’s library for future reference.

–Joseph Smith, Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

“After searching for years!!! I have finally found your book—which I believe will be perfect for my Winter quarter course “Writing and Verbal Communication for Visual Artists.” This course is designed for senior Art majors here at University of California, Santa Cruz. In short, “Art-Write” looks perfect.”

–Christina Waters, PhD., UCSC Art Dept

“I will be recommending this book to all the artists I coach. It takes the fear out of writing a statement by breaking the task down into doable and even fun steps. Reading this book makes me hungry to revisit and rejuvenate my own artist statement. I teach all my students that writing about your art helps you make better art. Use ART-WRITE to show you how.”

Gigi Rosenberg, author of The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing

“Art-Write is a terrific resource for artists because words have become critical to one’s marketing efforts. The writing prompts and “Word Coffee” are worth the price of the book alone.”

–Alyson B. Stanfield, Art business consultant and author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio! artbizcoach.com

“I glided through the chapters, thanks to the no-nonsense writing style of the author. I will return to the book again and again for the writing exercises and prompts.”

–Marie Kazalia, artist and writer at Artist Marketing Resources

“I do love your book. Today I was writing a narrative for a grant and I was able to pull whole paragraphs from things I wrote in your exercises. I am not new to this process. I have received other grants including a Gottleib. But none-the-less, I find the process daunting. Having this ready-made material that you write when you are not under pressure is incredibly helpful. I haven’t even finished the book yet, but I am a total fan.”

–Leslie Parke, artist at Leslie Parke Studio

“You will love this book because it delivers on its promise. I have read many books on writing, including how to write for artists, but I’ve never found anything as useful for artists as Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists.”

Barney Davey, Art marketing author, consultant, blogger and podcaster

“I find the book very clear and helpful. I recommended that the college library buy a copy. It’s a great resource and beautifully supports the department’s emphasis on writing and critical thinking.”

Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich, Adjunct Instructor, Studio Arts, Oregon State University and Lane Community College

“Amorose drops some serious wisdom in friendly bite-sized chunks.”

Smidgeon Press

“Every artist needs to write more, and this charming book will help to jump-start those who need more words and more tools to get their statement going.”

— Brainard Carey, artist and author of New Markets for Artists

“I just completed reading Art-Write and feel ready to get to work! Finally, someone came along to focus on the writing – just the writing – about my artwork. I found that the book was not only motivational but laid out an easy path… So needed!”

— Kathy Staats-Hornbeak, artist

“Concise, practical, respectful advice for artists. Ms. Amorose has distilled her own experiences as an artist and writer and offers meticulously crafted directions. The humor and humanity of the writing make it a very easy prescription to follow.”

— J. Osborn, educator

“I enjoyed the book tremendously and find every part instructive, helpful and encouraging.”

John Rose, artist

“Lovely. Just lovely. And f**ing helpful!”

Betsy Wolfston, artist