Artist Insider 13:3 – Kim Thomas – Page One | July 21, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This might have been the hardest segment to edit form this interview, so it is slightly longer then normal. There was just too much great information in it to strip it down anymore, without loosing too much context. This segment is great for potential business professionals, too.

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  • What are some of the mistakes you have seen artist make?
  • Did you have an attorney when negotiating the record deal?
  • When did someone want to use a painting in a different way?
  • Was the Caedmon’s Call deal a spin-off of the City on the Hill project?
  • Were those paintings “work made for hire”?

Monday the emphasis shifts to writing.

Running time: 14 minutes 02 seconds

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Kim Thomas | July 19, 2006

About: (official bio)
Kim grew up in an artistic family that traveled from place to place on a regular basis. She spent a good bit of time in Japan, which had a major effect on the development of her creative skills. She meet Jim, who is now her husband, when she was a teenager and has been on an amazing ride ever since.For roughly 18 years she traveled with Jim as a singer and songwriter. Most of those years they were the two members of the band Say-so, which included numerous uses on TV shows. Read more

Artist Insider 8.5: Dianne Arvin – Half-N-Half | June 6, 2006

Insider: Dianne Arvin

This is the last free segment with Dianne. She tells what it is like living with another person with a creative career, tells some more tips and tricks, and closing words.

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  • Should people contact you through ReedArvin.com?
  • What are the differences between you and your husban, Reed?
  • How do you document your artwork?
  • Have you registered any copywrites of your art?
  • Is there anything else you would like to say?

Tomorrow we start a new interview with someone you probably have heard of.

Running time: 10 minutes 49 seconds

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Artist Insider 8.4: Dianne Arvin – Number One Secret | June 5, 2006

Insider: Dianne Arvin

This segment is great for anyone who deals with artists in addition to artists to help understand why artists do what they do.

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  • Any tips for artists?
  • Other then travel, what has inspired you?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • What has been the biggest supprise to you?

Tomorrow big pieces, improvements, and websites.

Running time: 12 minutes 00 seconds

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Artist Insider 8.3: Dianne Arvin – Fresh | June 2, 2006

Insider: Dianne Arvin

Today is all about knowing the potential buyers and keeping yourself up to date.

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  • What’s the largest item you have sold?
  • Have you attempted to get into the corporate world?
  • How has your art changed?
  • How has the industry changed?
  • What steps do you take to improve your abilities?
  • Any website suggestions?

Monday we continue with tips, travel and surprises.

Running time: 11 minutes 19 seconds

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Artist Insider 8.2: Dianne Arvin – Price Increase | June 1, 2006

Insider: Dianne Arvin

This segment is great for anyone who deals with artists in addition to artists to help understand why artists do what they do.

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  • Any business side tips & tricks?
  • How did you deal with regection & self esteme issues?
  • How do you decide how much to charge?

Tomorrow big pieces, improvements, and websites.

Running time: 10 minutes 52 seconds

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Artist Insider 8.1: Dianne Arvin | May 31, 2006

Insider: Dianne Arvin

Today we begin a new interview with Dianne Arvin, a painter and wife of author & producer Reed Arvin. She gives great insight that can be applied to anyone working as talent.

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  • Where are you from originally?
  • You began your interest in art early on?
  • What were the steps to make money off painting?
  • Was that your big break?
  • Does someone think my baby is pretty?
  • Have you pursued gallery showings?
  • How do you start?

Tomorrow we foci on business, rejection, change and more.

Running time: 10 minutes 54 seconds

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Dianne Arvin | May 31, 2006

About:
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Dianne felt that she was born with a desire and need to be an artist, and she started painting at the age of eight. As a young student, she was more interested in the pictures in the books and encyclopedias rather than the words, causing her to be a “late reader.” Dianne continued her love of art into college where she majored in Fine Arts with a focus on metalworking and jewelry making. After college, she continued painting but knew that there would not be much of an income in it, so she started working in sales for an engineering company started by her brother-in-law. She worked for the company for thirteen years. Then, as what happens to so many who are not doing what they love, she became burned out and quit her job to pursue happiness. She went back to school, met and married her husband, Reid, and started working in art therapy. Read more