Coaching Calls

Next call: March 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 artists’ 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

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

    Free (non-trail version) basic photo editing software – 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. Keely Finucane

    Hi Crista!

    Long time no see. I wanted to check in and ask your point of view on artist communities which have an annual fee. This year, I became a part of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. My goal for these groups were to have more opportunities to show my work and to find other artists to be inspired by. I also found an extensive list of art organizations in Arizona. I am also a member of Artlink in Phoenix. In your opinion, should I continue signing up for these organizations? Some are very costly. Should I sign up one at a time to see what I get out of the 4 I am in?

    I also assume I should put these on my resume. How would you organize it? Would you recommend I put these in my bio? I’d love to know you thoughts, thank you for your time, hope you have been well!

  4. Zel

    Hi Crista
    I wondered if you could recommend any online selling platforms for artists? Thought I would prefer to sell through a site / gallery than directly from my website.
    Hope all is well with you

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