An Artist’s Journey

If you missed our February Members’ Meeting, here’s your chance to hear the evening’s featured presentation. In it, Robert Abele spoke about his fascinating journey from New York graffiti artist, to formal training, to New England fine artist and teacher.

South Coast Artists Members Are Cordially Invited . . .

In the spirit of collaboration and artists-helping-artists, the Art League of Rhode Island cordially invites South Coast Artists members to participate in an exciting professional program.

How to Make a Living
Doing What You Love

Jackie Battenfield

Wednesday, April 7th

at 6:00 pm

via Zoom

Award-winning artist and author, Jackie Battenfield has made a living from her art and is a popular motivational speaker with extensive expertise on the challenges of sustaining a successful career in the visual arts.

In 1992 she took over the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) seminars—sessions where emerging artists engaged with art professionals to discuss business issues. She encouraged extensive interaction between the artists, nurtured the community, and shared her “from the trenches” experience. She was known for speaking frankly as one artist to another, discussing issues and exchanging information as colleagues.

She has helped design workshops for the Creative Capital Foundation, and has taught professional development class in the MFA program at Columbia University. These experiences have helped sharpen her skills in teaching strategies of self-promotion, grant writing, financial management, and organization to artists at different stages of their career.

Jackie has worked with artists across the USA in the weekend retreats developed at the Creative Capital Foundation, and has witnessed and addressed the challenges artists face to maintain their practice in big and little cities, small towns, and small rural communities.

She is the author of The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. More information is on her website,

Jackie’s 60-minute talk will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

She will go over the fundamental skills artists need to develop and sustain a professional life.



A link to the Zoom event will be sent upon registration. Questions?