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Right From the Start!

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Right From the Start!



My name is Brett Beasley. I recently completed my graduate degree at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Now that I have graduated, I've relocated to Ames, Iowa and am establishing my own studio. I want to consider the implications of being prepared and do this right, right from the start. So when CERF+ asked me to document how I'm setting myself up for a sustainable career, I said, "yes, of course!"

The goal of documenting my process is to connect with other artists who are setting up their studios or are making a living as a studio artist. I hope you will follow my progress, provide recommendations, and maybe even some words of encouragement. If you’re starting your first studio or have done so in the past, please share your advice and let’s get a conversation going! Be sure to visit my Instagram account and personal website to see the type of artwork I create.

How I found my new studio:

When I graduated, I flew out to Iowa and…