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Hello! Thank you for your question! The Rakow Research Library has a number of professional and career resources for artists and craftspeople in its collection, from books and articles on marketing and promotion of artwork to education options for glassmakers.

Below are a few titles that might be of interest:

  • Chiu, Tien. Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2016.
  • Getting Exposure: The Artist’s Guide to Exhibiting the Work. Guilford, Conn: Lyons Press, 2002.
  • Getting the Word Out: The Artist’s Guide to Self-Promotion. Guilford, Conn: Lyons Press, 2002.
  • Jones, Michael E. Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educator. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Madden, Caroline. “Panel: Glass Education -- A Gateway to Success or Failure?” The Glass Art Society Journal (2006): 89-90.
  • Making a Living as an Artist. Guilford, Conn: Lyons Press, 2002.
  • Nicholls, Sylvie. “From Craft to Market.” Glass Network, issue 59 (Mar. 2016): 4.
  • Ouderkirk, Scott. “Independent Artist: Entering Your Art Glass in a Juried Show.” Glass Art 31, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2016): 24-27.
  • Ruzinsky, Debra. “A Comparative Look: MFA Programs Across the US.” GAS News 24, issue 1 (Spring 2013):12-20.
  • Santore, Marcia. Craft Artists: A Practical Career Guide. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
  • Shilling, Cathryn. “Info Station: A Professional Approach: Increase Your Chances of Gallery Success.” Glass Network, issue 65 (Sept. 2017): 7-8.
  • Smith, Constance. Art Marketing 101: A Handbook for the Fine Artist. 2nd ed. Nevada City, CA: ArtNetwork, 2004.
  • Stankard, Paul. Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2016.
  • Townsend, Milon. Making & Marketing Better Artwork. 1st ed. Hilton, NY: Blue Moon Press, LLC, 2001.
  • Townsend, Milon. The Marketing Companion Workbook: Articles, Evaluation Forms, Essays and Support Material for the Working Artist. Hilton, NY: published by Blue Moon Press in association with the Arts Business Institute, 2004.
  • Townsend, Milon. “Teaching for the Working Artist -- Planning for Success.” Profitable Glass Quarterly 12, no. 3 (Autumn 2009): 32-33.
  • Veit, Mark. “Marketing: Low Cost Marketing Ideas for Small Glass Art Businesses.” Glass Art 33, no. 2 (Mar./Apr. 2018): 40-41.
  • Veit, Mark. "Social Media Etiquette." Glass Art 32, no. 3 (May/June 2017): 46-47.
  • Veit, Mark. “Marketing: Your Online Identity: Creating an Attractive and User-Friendly Website.” Glass Art 32, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2017): 50-51.
  • Veit, Mark. “Where Do I Begin Marketing My Small Business?" Glass Art 32, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 2017): 46-47

Note: Above are just a few sample titles from a regular column in Glass Art by Mark Veit on marketing. For a more complete list of column titles, see search results from our catalog.

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If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL policies and procedures.

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