June 3, 2017

Caroll Michels Artist Career Coach and Artist-Advocate


“Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on  artists in this materialistic society.” Richard Pachter, Miami Herald


Caroll Michels is an artist career coach, artist-advocate, and writer. She is the author of the How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul. A seventh edition was published by Allworth Press. She is the co-host of the podcast series Creatorade: Fuel for Artists.

Articles about her work as a career-coach and artist-advocate have been appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Jezebel, U.S. News and World Report, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, Newsday, The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

Her artwork has been exhibited in museums in the United States and abroad, including the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris, Haus am Waldsee, Internationale Kunst in Berlin, Germany, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and in New York City the Institute for Contemporary Art, The Clocktower, and Exit Art. Michels has received numerous grants, including those awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts; the NY State Council for the Arts; the NY Council for the Humanities; and the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture/UNESCO. She was a fellow at the Alden B. Dow Creativity Center in Midland, Michigan. 

Michels’ articles have appeared in Artists Magazine, Artsy.net, Artsy Shark, Light Space & Time, Neoteric Art, The Pastel Journal, Portfolio, and Sculpture.

“. . . Michels provides information on art world politics that artists really need. She also gives a lot of straightforward advice on strategizing…” Barbara Schreiber, Art Papers

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Photograph by Virginia Hoffman