Coaching Calls

Next call: December 13th, 2019 5pm GMT

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. Carmen Williams

    Hi Crista! Should one preferably use one’s family name, surname, as their artist name? I prefer not to but I am not sure if this is normal in the art world. I don’t feel very connected to my father’s name, as I am not very close with this side of my family. I like to use “Incarnadine” as a last name, but that might be too far out for the world at large. What do you think?

  2. Steve Sidare

    Hi Crista. ‘Couple questions: 1) I’m seeing that art groups and societies want 300 dpi jpgs sent via email – not tif or 72 dpi images and within a certain file dimension (MB’s and KB’s. Are they mistaken? Am I safe sending 72 dpi stuff to art contests/exhibition entries? And, 2) You had told me some months ago that my site had “missing links all over the place.” How can I get help from you with this?