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Re: Who are artists?

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Leon R. Nuell (lrnuell)
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 10:28:01 -0600 (CST)

Our language is not very specific and the word artist connotes many
things. Maybe we should say "serious" artist. But then a lot of people
who spend musch time making images thing of themselves as being very
serious even though their work does not support that contention. Even
sales cannot be used as a guide in this matter for many very fine
image/object makers dont't have a track record in that. So make images
and be an artist. Sell and be successful. Show and don't sell, but have
great reviews and be an artists. Maybe an artist becomes an artist simply
because that is that person's desire and perception.

On Mon, 5 Feb 1996, Brian Gray wrote:

> I attend State University of New York at Potsdam and have completed a
> degree in Art Studio. I am currently Student Teaching this semster to
> achieve a second major as well. Last semester, while in one of my studio
> classes, I posed the question "When does a student, who is studying art,
> become an actual artist?" Reworded, when does an artist first become an
> artist? There were many different points of view. I am interest as to
> what you all have to say.
> Brian Gray- SUNY Potsdam; Student Teacher at Madrid Waddington Central School