What Are People Saying About GYST?
"It's a great program and seems to be the best out the ones I've been looking at. I can tell it's made by artists who understand what we need.
"I love GYST and am so appreciative of the work you put into developing it."
"For years, I have tried to keep tack of my photo sales. I try and track different sizes, types, and editions, not to mention buyers and galleries. I have not found a method I liked, including an amazingly expensive and way too complicated museum system. I have notebooks, files, looseleaf binders, and lists on my computer that are spread all over the place. GYST has been the answer to my dreams. It is so user-friendly and intuitive, especially for people like me who are terrible instruction readers. It ranks at the top of my "more bang for the buck" software. Thank You!"
Judith Luther Wilder Co-Founder, Center for Cultural Innovation (software)
Bari Ziperstein, Artist, (software)
Network Aztlan, Art Monitors (software)
"Over the holiday, I went over the GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together) software. I found it to be a good s/w application to get yourself organized and to art-business forms and grantsmanship resources, and a lot of special areas to get-business done for artists or galleries. Step by step GYST is worth the money/purchase for serious galleries and artists. Seriously, I think some of us could use GYST when its time to go and hit the art world. At lease artist/gallery business would stick to the wall. So, to speak--try it-"
Angela Grass (artist statement review)
Thank you very much for your quick and thorough review of my letter of intent. I truly appreciate your detailed feedback. It has helped me tremendously. With your assistance I was better able to clarify and articulate my artistic visions which will increase my chances of getting into graduate school. I have told my previous college professors and my friends who are applying to art graduate school about your website and services.
“GYST software helped me organize and produce a large and complex project, which brought me greater visibility and support, ultimately making me a stronger candidate for receiving a prominent grant,” said Mann, one of four L.A. emerging artists to receive a $15,000 fellowship from the California Community Foundation last July." - E. M., software
"I went to the Gyst artist statement seminar expecting some vague, general advice about the process. Instead, I got the decoder ring for artist statements and immediate, personal and specific editing. Tucker was extremely generous with his time and expertise. It is rare to meet a person so altruistic with their knowledge. Tucker is a natural teacher; he understands his subject well enough to make it extremely accessible to others. I am grateful". - A. Bouse, artist statement workshop
"Thanks for developing this program by the way, I have told my friends about it and encouraged them to get it too. I had an idea to do this as well with filemaker but I am not a computer person, so it stalled. When my friend CW told me about it, I was stunned. This is what I was looking for. I have 46 years of work to archive. Seems daunting right now, but hope the asst. will make it easier. Thanks for your help." - C.A., software
"This class was personally useful for me as a "re-emerging" artist. This class has helped motivate me tremendously to re-claim my career as an artist. I also made a few friends and contacts that i hope to spend time with discussing work and going to shows. I miss that, and realize how crucial it is for practicing artists."- M. Y., workshop
"I really appreciated the frankness of how Karen Atkinson ‘cuts to the chase.’ After listening to my fellow classmates, it was clear that the average artists doesn’t know much about the business side of art. All in all, I’m a smarter artist and now, I’m mentoring my mentor – go figure!" - N. H., workshop
"I was surprised at how many students were people that had been in the art world for quite some time! I was expecting more recent MFA grads like myself. My expectations about Karen were more than fulfilled. She is an incredibly generous (and gregarious) teacher. I was expecting her to be a 'pro,' and boy... is she ever! I can't say enough positive things about this class and all its practical, business knowledge that every artist needs to know. Karen just RULES! She is funny, approachable, immensely
"The value is worth WAY MORE than the tuition." - John B., workshop
"My expectations were totally surpassed! Overall, I think GYST really boosted my confidence levels and directed me towards figuring out what is best for me. Glad I did this, because I think I'll be a better artist because of it." - J. F.
"In a relatively short amount of time, Karen presented a wealth of information in an engaging and entertaining manner. Having taken similar classes, I was impressed by the PROFESSIONAL as opposed the COMMERCIAL presentation. Karen's attitude towards the art world was very refreshing and (for me) helpful. She took away a lot of the annoying mystery fostered by many "art people." - T. C.. workshop
"It was a lot of information! I have SO much to do... but I am so incredibly grateful to know what needs to be done. It is no longer a mystery. I have nothing critical to say. I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity. I can't think of any way to make it better. Just keep doing it! Get Your SH*T Together rocks!" - A. J.