Recently I received the most wonderful news...I have been juried into the Alberta Society of Artists! It is such a privilege to be recognized as a professional artist by my peers and to be able to proudly add 'ASA' to my signature. I'm looking foward to becoming involved with this group of artists whom I have long admired.
A professional artist is someone who:
a) Has specialized training in the field (not necessarily in an academic institution)
b) Is recognized as such by peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition), and
c) Has a history of public presentation or publication