Book Tour Info
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life:
Essays by 40 Working Artists

Edited by Sharon Louden

Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

Spanning from November 2, 2013 to May 29, 2015, the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life book tour included 62 events all across the country. Hosting organizations and academic institutions included: 

Salina Arts Center, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy; Seed Space, Cannonball at Locust Projects, University of Florida, Gainesville, Columbia College, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bad at Sports at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair -- Salon Programming, all-day symposium at ICP Bard MFA program in New York, 92nd St Y in New York City (twice), Hirshhorn Museum, Lyme Academy, Indiana University, College Art Association, Rutgers University, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Artspace New Haven, Des Moines Art Center, Burnet Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; St. John's University in St. Cloud, MN; The Strand Book Store in New York City, CB1 Gallery (L.A.), Otis School of Art and Design, The Standard Hotel (L.A.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Richmond Art Center, Oakland, CA, Elizabeth Foundation, NYC; University of North Texas, Denton, TX; Holly Johnson Gallery Dallas, TX; Real Art Ways Hartford, CT; AS220, Providence, RI; Boston Public Library, Chautauqua Institution, International Sculpture Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rehoboth Art League, Maine College of Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum, Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, OK, Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL, Girls Club Foundation, Sea Change Conference at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), Minnesota Museum of American Art, and Rochester Art Center, among other stops.

Please visit the Kickstarter video page where we successfully raised almost $7,000 for the book tour from these very generous contributors: 

Kathy Kellmer, Larry Cuba, Jacob Hicks & Kaitlyn Stubbs, Rebecca Niederlander, Therese, Anton Denner, Dan Rosenberg, Mary Anna Shanahan, Anne Labovitz, Barbara Dove Fink, Leslie Gerber-Seid, Joe Covey, Andrea Pollan, Dana Maier, Joel & Sherry Mallin, Renee Di Giorgio, Phil Rosenbloom, Barry Hoggard & James Wagner, Martha Dayton, Amy Pleasant, Lani McGregor, Margo Valega, Catherine Valega, Marian Louden, Ruth Schlossberg, Ray Charles White, Carson Fox, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Ronald Bosco & James Lecce, Pattie Porter Firestone, Robert Watson, Kent Morey, Jay Lehman & Sally Morgan, David & Susan Marco, Thomas Berding, Deborah Barlow, Cihan Kenar, Dan Kellmer, Darlene Charneco, Colleen Nolan, Muriel Watkins, Michele Grabner & Brad Killam, Josh Rosner, Kim & Michael McCarty, Laura Skoler, Judith Belzerer & Michael Pollan, Jennifer & Charlie Phelps, Peter Drake, Annette Lawrence & Shay Youngblood, Intellect Books (Masoud Yazdani), Austin Thomas, Jenny Swift, Veena Vaswani, Toby Devin Lewis, Stephanie Ott, Judith Pratt, Barry Goldstein, Janet Langsam, Bill Schwinghammer, Dulcey Heller, Milisa Galazzi, Debra Claffey, Lee Lowell, Rob & Vicki Frazer, and Valerie Xanos. 
Note: All of the stops on the book tour have been recorded, both in audio and video. The audio recordings are available online while we currently seek funding to support the hundreds of hours needed to edit all of the videos. 

92nd Street Y, New York City
October 23, 2014.

Panelists include: 
Adam Sheffer - Partner, Cheim & Read Gallery
Kathleen Hays - Bloomberg Journalist, Hays Advantage on Bloomberg Radio
Benjamin Genocchio - Director of the Armory Show Art Fair
Will Cotton - Artist
Sharon Louden - Moderator

Strand Book Store, New York City
March 26, 2014.

Panelists include: 
Will Cotton - Artist
Julie Heffernan - Artist and Educator
Eric Hanson - Artist
Josh Rosner - Collector
Sharon Louden - Moderator

Miami/Basel Art Fair, Miami, FL
December 7, 2013.

Panelists include:
Shamim Momin - Head of Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles
Ellen Harvey - Artist
Brian Tolle - Artist
Sharon Louden - Moderator