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Help Desk is a weekly arts advice column where questions about the contemporary art world -- making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling, or any other activity related to art -- are answered by Bean Gilsdorf and a variety of art experts from around the world. Send your question to, anonymity guaranteed.

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Advice: Bean Gilsdorf is an artist and freelance writer. She has been writing exhibition reviews, articles, and interviews for print and internet publications since 2007. Her work has been published in Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, Fiberarts Magazine (2007-2011), and Surface Design Journal, and she is a frequent contributor to the online contemporary art publications Art Practical and DailyServing.

Gilsdorf's collages, textiles, and installations have been exhibited across the United States and in Italy, England, China, South Africa and Poland. She received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2011 and was a 2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

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