For many of us, giving our work over to an
individual or a group to be analyzed is scary, but so much can be learned by
having someone not intimately connected to you evaluate your work. An unavoidable
truth in the art world is that all through your career all kinds of people are
going to say all kinds of stuff about your art.
Some of them will even tell you to your face. Others may write about it,
post about it or gossip behind your back. An artist not only has to learn how
to handle this n...