Testimonials

Artists working one-one-on with McLean say this:

“The work with McLean brought in attention from a well-known curator, a museum residency, a meeting with a reputable gallerist and an ArtSlant award. As well, she reviewed and gave great critical feedback on my website. I can easily say that the six meetings were completely worth it, filled with humor and good ideas and I would recommend her as a career consultant.” 
– D. Dodge, Los Angeles, CA

“McLean is an extraordinarily powerful and experienced arts professional who generously offers customized and meaningful advisement that successfully expands my art career. Her joyful, laser-sharp insight and direct approach propels artists to their next level. She wastes no time to invest fully into outlining relevant “next steps”, and to wisely challenge me to a larger perspective. McLean consistently brings support, inspiration, expanding challenge, and solid vision to each consultation.” 
– Rebecca Hamm, Los Angeles, CA

“The work with McLean brought in attention from a well-known curator, a museum residency, a meeting with a reputable gallerist and an ArtSlant award. As well, she reviewed and gave great critical feedback on my website. I can easily say that the six meetings were completely worth it, filled with humor and good ideas and I would recommend her as a career consultant.

– E.D. San Francisco, CA

Artists who have taken MAP classes have this to say:

“Take McLean’s class! I have taken many and it is the ONLY one I recommend. The handout materials are invaluable and document the whole workshop. Honestly, it was career changing and the best decision I made to help market my art. “ 
– Elise Vazelakis, Los Angeles, CA

“Before taking McLean’s class at the Annenberg Space for Photography, my art career did not have direction. After her class, I had a laundry list of to-dos and a plan of attack. With her extensive experience, expertise and connections, McLean simplified and clarified what is art world is myth and what is reality. She spares you hours of time by providing critical information you may not have access to or know. She is captivating, razor-sharp, generous, inspiring and seriously entertaining. She knows exactly how to lead you and become your best artist self. McLean has the sensitivity to guide you to your career sweet spot so you can you thrive.” 

– Laurey Bennett-Levy, Artist, Graphic Designer, Los Angeles, CA

From attendee surveys from classes hosted by City of Laguna Beach Cultural Affairs, CA and Sorel’s Place Residency, Boise, ID, sponsored by National Arts Marketing Project.

“I appreciate all the info – and the packet – we received at this workshop. McLean was VERY prepared and ran with the topic with “guns a-blazing” – thanks!” 

“McLean was awesome, way beyond my expectations!” 


“This was not all common-sense, heard-it-before stuff. This was relevant, incisive, timely material that helped me think about my artistic career in new and ambitious ways. It was absolutely fantastic. “ 

“McLean’s presentation far exceeded what I was expecting based on the description. That was like two days’ worth of content packed into four hours. Very impressed!!!” 

“Workshop was well managed and professionally executed.” 

“McLean was a firecracker!” 

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