Yes, you heard correctly. You can make money from making art.
In a lot of ways, actually, but I'm just going to talk about one (well, sort of two) here.
For years (!) we had an annual LGHS art show at the LG Art Museum. Things have changed over time, and last year the museum turned it into an "open", county-wide, show.
There is a theme, and you can find all of the information out HERE.
You could just go to the LG Museum website and look up upcoming exhibitions through that Google website thing, too.
Here is a little snippet, as a taste, of what they say online:
In this second annual county-wide competition, The Museums of Los
Gatos is asking area students about the effects of technology in our
lives. We want to hear your opinions. Technology is everywhere so choose
whatever you feel passionate about. If you need, here are just a few
examples to get you started:
1. Your artwork might be created using new media technologies—computer graphics, robotics, animation—the sky is the limit.
2. Your observations about the impacts of technology in our lives are
equally relevant, both globally and individually. How does technology
affect the environment? What is the impact of technology in education,
here and in developing countries? What are the issues surrounding
3. How has technology affected social behavior? What is the new etiquette?
You have until March 22nd before the due date, however, that doesn't mean you have until then to work on your image. You MUST give yourself time to photograph and email the image.
Important note: photograph your image with me here at school unless you REALLY know what you are doing.
And by really know what you are doing I mean setting the proper value and white balance using a gray card and white card.
If that seems like gibberish to you, let me help you.
For real. It's that important.
As always, let me know if you have questions or need help getting started.