Kurt Shaw, art critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, wrote an interesting article, "Artists Take Measures to Ride Out Economic Downturn" in Sunday's paper. I was interviewed for the article, along with gallery owner and artist Mark Panza, about what we are doing, or not doing, differently in light of the economic times.
It is not an exaggeration to say that things are difficult in Pittsburgh right now for artists, but this could be a good opportunity for many artists to take a fresh look at their business and work on skills or other areas that they may not have been able to before. This can be a time of real creative growth for many of us.
What about you? Has the economy effected the way you are doing business or creating your art?