Your Own Worst Enemy: Overcoming Anxiety in Selling Art (Sep. 10th workshop)

If you're an artist who loves selling your work - but hates asking for money - you are not alone! Most artists and other entrepreneurs get butterflies when it comes to actually putting a price on their work and asking to be paid. This can drain your confidence when you need it most.

The best way to overcome this anxiety is to be educated and prepared going in, and to feel practiced and knowledgeable about what will happen next. This 3-hour interactive workshop (including an anxiety-easing snack break) will review crucial information about valuing your work and handling the sales process, from charging sales tax to where that income will show up on your tax return. These practical details, combined with hands-on exercises, will help you as an artist stop being your own biggest barrier to financial success.

Sunday, September 10 from 2-5pm
SunTrust Gallery
120 Morris St. in Downtown Durham

This 3-hour workshop, including refreshments, is brought to you by the Durham Art Guild at a discounted rate of $20 for DAG members and $25 for non-DAG members. Take advantage of gaining this wealth of detailed information at this discounted ticket cost! If you're in need of a fully subsidized workshop ticket, please email your request to Katie Seiz at

To reserve your spot CLICK HERE.

About the Workshop Instructor
This hands-on workshop is led by experienced accountant and educator Jess Jones, CPA. Jess began her career with a BFA in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill, later completing a Master in Professional Accounting at UT Austin, with a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a passion for preparing artists for financial sustainability and success. Learn more at

About DAG's "The WORK of Art" Series
"Your Own Worst Enemy: Overcoming Anxiety in Selling Art and Handling Income" is the first workshop in "The WORK of Art," a 2017-18 series of professional development events for artists trying to make a living from their art. "The WORK of Art" is hosted by the Durham Art Guild's Member Services Committee, bringing expert-led content to DAG members and the greater arts communities. Learn more about the Durham Art Guild

Gallery Hours

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm
Free and open to the public

120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-2713

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