Coaching Calls

Next call: May 13th, 2021

If you have a question, do call in and ask Crista yourself.

If you can’t make the call, write your question in the comment field below (scroll to the bottom of the page).

– All questions should be posted at least 3 hours before the call to give Crista time to prepare. Questions posted later risk not being answered.
– Please do not post a question you intend to ask on the call.
– Please do not use this page to respond to other artistsโ€™ questions.
– If you are currently taking the course, only ask questions that we have covered. Jumping ahead will only confuse you.
– If you cannot find your local time in Greenwich Meantime, Google is your friend!

After the call we will post a link to a recording of the conversation on the Recordings Page.

Your Options

1. Dial into the conference:

Dial-in Number: (855) 212-0212 – United States
Access Code: 309-846-424
International Dial-in Numbers:
Note that StartMeeting does not support Skype, so you might have issues if you dial in with Skype. We’ve found that using the keypad on your device, rather than the Skype dialpad helps.

2. Join the online meeting:

Online Meeting Link:
Online Meeting ID: crista
Note: The calls are audio only – please don’t use your webcams during the call.

Call Time

ALL COACHING CALLS ARE AT 5pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

To find what time that is for you, use this: Time converter


-At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.

-When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.

-To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

-For 24/7 customer service please call 877-553-1680 (This is for the Smart Meeting team – not The Working Artist team).

-When you are ready to ask Crista your question, hit *6 on your dialpad.

If you are unable to make the call, please post your question in the comment field below:

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  1. Jacki Blum Rosen

    Hi. The show is jack and Jill art and culture tell all. Find it on Instagram at rosenfineart. Each week we interview leaders ( like christa) in the art field and learn so much. Xox. Show also on you tube.

  2. Crista Cloutier Post author

    This is the photo editing software are promised by Jeff Maresh:

    Free (non-trail version) basic photo editing software โ€“ all support TIF/TIFF and JPG files unless otherwise noted. I haven’t tried any of them but read reviews on them and confirmed file formats whenever possible. All have a free non-trial version and appear to be relatively easy to download, install, and user. Most of these will likely have YouTube videos on usage if you need help.


    Windows, iOS, Android: Photoshop Express

    macOS: Big Sur
    Camera RAW formats supported:
    I was unable to confirm if Big Sur can edit/save TIF/TIFF files

    macOS, Windows: Photoscape X

    Android, iOS: Photoscape Mobile

  3. Ilana

    Hi Crista, I have 2 questions:
    1. I have an art consultant who sells my work really nicely in the past year. But she is a very busy person and I’m sure I’m not at the top of her selling list.
    So the question is, how often it is OK to ask her if she managed to sell something for me? Is once a month OK? Or maybe I shouldn’t ask at all?

    2. Although you are not a prophet ๐Ÿ™‚ – How fast do you think a seller/art consultant exhaustive/finishes an artist’s market? How is a normal selling graph looks like (if there is any)?

    Thank you very much for your generosity

  4. Vanessa

    Hello Crista

    In your program you were talking about the photographer James Clarke, who was sponsored by a charity about diabetes. You said he had contacted the charity about his vision and that he’d got them behind him – Could you clarify what this means, or what it entails? I am interested in using my work to help in good causes but I don’t know how, practically. I live in quite a remote area in Wales and it isn’t possible for me to attend events, or build relationships in the way you explain is best done with galleries, so I’d like to know if there is a similar protocol when writing to organisations, or is it a no-go if you do not have an existing relationship with them?

    In the WA program you also mention about charity auctions. When artists want to submit their art through these events, how do they make the first contact? Again I don’t know if I should be contacting anyone where there is no existing connection.

    On a good note, I’ve been in touch with one of your WA photographers, David Foster. I’ve enjoyed his beautiful photographs in his blog posts and through him, I contacted a program which donates nature photographs to hospitals throughout the world, and I managed to get one of my nature photographs into a hospital this way. Although it wasn’t paid, it was so gratifying to have one of my photographs used in such a positive way. I want to do something with my paintings to have a positive impact in this way, but don’t know practically where to continue, especially where money is involved. (Here in the UK there is a similar art-in-hospitals program, but you cannot contact them – they do the headhunting.) Thank you, Crista ๐Ÿ™‚

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