1. Can make artwork
2. Can make artwork and can make friends
3. Can make artwork, can make friends, and can show artwork to friends
4. Can make artwork, can make friends, can show artwork to friends, and can get friends to "like" artwork on Facebook and/or can get friends to write about artwork on their blog.
5. Can make artwork, can make friends, can show artwork to friends, can get friends to "like" artwork on Facebook and/or can get friends to write about artwork on their blog, and can get friends to buy artwork.
6. Can make artwork, can make friends, can show artwork to friends, can get friends to "like" artwork on Facebook and/or can get friends to write about artwork on their blog, can get friends to buy artwork, and can get money (hold down day job, marry rich spouse, trustfund, etc...) in order to "pay-to-play" at ancillary art fairs or gallery spaces.
7. Can make artwork, can make friends, can show artwork to friends, can get friends to "like" artwork on Facebook and/or can get friends to write about artwork on their blog, can get friends to buy artwork, can get money (hold down day job, marry rich spouse, marry spouse with day job, borrow from mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) in order to "pay-to-play" at ancillary art fairs or gallery spaces, and can use proceeds from sale of artwork to pay down credit card debts.

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1. Can make good artwork.
2. Can make good artwork and the right friends.
3. Can make good artwork, the right friends, and can get into the right MFA program.
4. Can make good artwork, the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, and can get into the right shows.
5. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, and can get written up on the right blogs.
6. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, and can sell good art to the right collectors.
7. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, can sell good art to the right collectors, and can get mentioned in a real world name art publication.
9. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, can sell good art to the right collectors, can get mentioned in a real world name art publication, and can get a tenured professorship at a name art school which will actually be taught by TA's.
10. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, can sell good art to the right collectors, can get mentioned in a real world name art publication, can get a tenured professorship at a name art school which will actually be taught by TA's, and can get a solo show at a real art museum.
11. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, can sell good art to the right collectors, can get mentioned in a real art world publication, can get a tenured professorship at a name art school which will actually be taught by TA's, can get a solo show at a real art museum, and can get art monograph published by name art publisher.
12. Can make good artwork, can make the right friends, can get into the right MFA program, can get into the right shows, can get written up on the right blogs, can sell good art to the right collectors, can get mentioned in a real art world publication, can get a tenured professorship at a name art school which will actually be taught by TA's, can get a solo show at a real art museum, can get several art monographs published by name art publishers, and can get a Hollywood movie funded and produced with name star and director.
(and it goes without saying these artists can buy a house in a gated community, have children and send them to the best schools, eat the best food, vacation in the best places, have the best studio and art materials, etc, etc...)

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1. Makes bad artwork
2. Makes bad artwork and makes bad friends
3. Makes bad artwork, shows it to bad friends.
4. Makes bad artwork, shows it to bad friends, and gets bad show at bad friend's no-name gallery.
5. Makes bad artwork, shows it to bad friends, gets bad show at bad friend's no-name gallery, and sells artwork at low prices to non-collector friends who buy it as charity.
6. Makes bad artwork, shows it to bad friends, gets bad show at bad friend's no-name gallery, sells artwork at low prices to non-collector friends who buy it as charity, and gets mentioned on no-name blogs and no-name publications that nobody reads.
6. Makes bad artwork, shows it to bad friends, gets bad show at bad friend's no-name gallery, sells artwork at low prices to non-collector friends who buy it as charity, gets mentioned on no-name blogs and no-name publications that nobody reads, and uses proceeds from sale of artwork to buy one night's worth of drugs and alcohol.

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1. Can make objects and call them "artwork".
2. Can sell "artwork" on Etsy, on the street and at no-name "arts & crafts" fairs to no-name collectors.
3. Can get no-name shows and get mentioned on no-name blogs and in no-name publications.
4. Cannot buy anything with proceeds from sales of "artwork" except to buy more art supplies.

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1. Can earn a BFA.
2. Can earn a BFA and make artwork.
3. Can earn a BFA, make artwork and move to NYC.
4. Can earn a BFA, make artwork, move to NYC, and have the money (via day job, grants, mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) to open self-serving gallery space in trendy neighborhood.
5. Can earn a BFA, make artwork, move to NYC, have the money (via day job, grants, mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) to open self-serving gallery space in trendy neighborhood, and show only apparent up-and-coming hipster artists and bands to a collective of professionally employed or otherwise well-funded hipsters.
6. Can earn a BFA, make artwork, move to NYC, have the money (via day job, grants, mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) to open self-serving gallery space in trendy neighborhood, show only apparent up-and-coming hipster artists and bands to a collective of professionally employed or otherwise well-funded hipsters, and use the proceeds to attend pay-to-play ancillary art festivals, craft fairs and "artist book" fairs.
7. Can earn a BFA, make artwork, move to NYC, have the money (via day job, grants, mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) to open self-serving gallery space in trendy neighborhood, show only apparent up-and-coming hipster artists and bands to a collective of professionally employed or otherwise well-funded hipsters, use the proceeds to attend pay-to-play ancillary art festivals, craft fairs and "artist book" fairs, and get noticed by, but not championed or welcomed into, the real art world.
8. Can earn a BFA, make artwork, move to NYC, have the money (via day job, grants, mom and dad, trustfund, etc...) to open self-serving gallery space in trendy neighborhood, show only apparent up-and-coming hipster artists and bands to a collective of professionally employed or otherwise well-funded hipsters, use the proceeds to attend pay-to-play ancillary art festivals, craft fairs and "artist book" fairs, get noticed by, but not championed or welcomed into, the real art world, and then be forced to close self-serving gallery space when the market crashes and the hipster gravy train dries up and is replaced by regular, real world money with mainstream tastes.

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wow, well done. I think this is pretty accurate.

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