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Interview with Jane Pollak

Could you tell us about your education and professional experience?

Jane Pollak

Jane Pollak


I hold a BA in Studio Art and Theatre Arts from Mount Holyoke College.
I hold an MA in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Coaches Training Institute).

When did you start your business?

I hung up my first artwork in July 1970. It marked the beginning of getting paid for my talent. I officially got into business-took out a sales and use license-in 1980. I incorporated as an S-Corp in 1991.


How did you spot the opportunity? How did it surface?

It wasn’t like that. I heard about the Pink Tent Festival (1973) and entered my work. I exhibited in several craft shows in CT over my first 10 years in business. I didn’t think of myself as a business, simply a free lance artist making money selling my work. Big mistake in self-perception, but a great learning experience. Read more