Artists get down to business at Otis

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Attention L.A. area artists. This one’s for you: on Saturday, June 9th, from 10 am to 1 pm, at Otis College of Art and Design on their campus near LAX, arts instructor Michael Dooley will moderate “Good Business is the Best Art: How to Succeed in Fine Art without Really Starving” with panelists Amy Kim Ganter, Camille Rose Garcia, Anthony Ausgang (art above), Coop, Mark Todd, and Esther Pearl Watson.

This three-hour presentation/discussion will cover a wide variety of art-related topics, including how they mix and blend their animation and cartooning work with their fine art careers.

Join these celebrated artists for three hours of revealing conversation, as they present their work, divulge behind-the-scenes secrets of their art entrepreneurship, and discuss artistic strategies for successful marketing and building name brand recognition. The artists will also be signing books and selling items immediately after the event.

Tickets are available online at ticketweb.com or call 866.468.3399.


  • Sam K.

    Awesome. We get to pay $35 to listen to these people and have them sell us their products. No thanks, I’ll stay home and draw. What a scam.

  • D WON

    Im in NYC, a big fan of Camille Rose Garcia, Coop, Ausgang, and Mark Todd – if anyone knows if this will be recorded and streamed to the web – share a link.

  • http://www.michaeldooley.com/ Michael Dooley

    To Sam K: I’m the organizer/moderator, and I assure you, it’s not a “scam.” Since the event isn’t sponsored by the school, the $35 is necessary to insure that various costs are covered. Considering the “exclusive” appeal of the subject, Otis will hardly be making a big profit. And it was my idea that the artists sell, and sign! All profits go directly to the artists, who have generously agreed to speak for three hours in exchange for a small honorarium. And considering the theme, I’d hope you’d at least find the notion of a post-event “market” humorous. By the way, the title comes from a Warhol quote, “Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art,” which you might find ironic. For what it’s worth, I’ll be doing my best to ensure everyone gets the most for their money.

    To D WON: I’m glad to hear that you admire several of the panelists. Unfortunately, the event won’t be streamed. Otis occasionally records such events for its school archive. I’ll let you know if I learn of any further details in this regard.