Kodak Shares Portfolios

Very excited to announce that Eastman Kodak has been sharing my artworks on their social media feed on Instagram. The most recent portfolio just posted last night– check it out and please follow me on Instagram for the latest news.

@stephenschaub

Viva la Revolution- Steve

No Bed of Roses

I often hear the following two comments:

  1. Wow, it must be great being a successful artist, doing what you want and living such a creative free life!
  2. How can I be successful in making my art? I spend money and time and have TEN JILLION followers on some BS social media platform and yet I still am not “making it”!?

Just because you love something does not mean it necessarily has to provide you with money, happiness or satisfaction. “All expectation leads to unhappiness”…. (thank you Buddha.)

This is an excellent article and should remind everyone that doing something for the joy of it is enough. Being happy is enough. And making it as an artist and making money can turn something you love into just… work. Remember that working artists stress just as much as other professionals, but without the job security and benefits.

https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/02/trap-of-turning-hobbies-into-hustles.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mr_owned&fbclid=IwAR2la0tXz5BvvM9wQIDAMHDrGDghrQ7gEGfeAGU7X6z4KAQwCf4Gp0nl5XA

The Hustle and the Gig economy can be a real trap- don’t buy in.

My favorite quote from the article: “Adam J. Kurtz, author of Things Are What You Make of Them has rewritten the maxim for modern creatives: ‘Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life work super fucking hard all the time with no separation or any boundaries and also take everything extremely personally.’ ”

Make art that makes you happy. If you can make some money, great… but remember you got into art because it made you happy first.

Viva la Revolution-

Steve

Stephen Schaub Talk at The Artist Book Foundation at MASSMoCA

My talk at The Artist Book foundation at MASSMoCA, January 26, 2019.

Viva la Revolution- Steve

We Live in an ART’s Driven Economy

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ok Not totally but….
“the arts were found to add four times as much to the US economy than agriculture.”
Photography contributes $10.2 billion to the US economy.

So the next time someone (family member, lawyer, doctor, farmer, investment banker etc…) plays down the value of ART or the fact that artists work very hard and are business people just like other professions tell them to F-off! The numbers are in and that argument is full of shit.

https://petapixel.com/2018/03/16/photography-contributes-10-2b-to-us-economy-govt-report/

Original NEA Article:

Schaub Artworks at the Kent Museum

Very excited about this upcoming show at the Kent Museum…. for more information click on the image: 



If you have never been to the KENT Museum it is an amazing space in one of the most beautiful settings… it’s a must visit! — at The Kent Museum.