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Michael Avakian, Allen Crocker Intern

Michael Avakian began his internship in June 2016, focusing on art marketing and sales while also developing and strengthening administrative skills. Seeking to connect within the art community and gain experience in business development, Michael made great strides during the first few months of his internship. He developed his business brand, creating a following on social media and networking within the art community as well as the MDSC community.

Completing his internship in December 2016, Michael Avakian now has a strong vision for his art business and connections to resources that can support him along the journey as he continues to maintain, update, and expand his online business. He has taken full responsibility for his online shop – MichaelAvakianArt –, which continues to thrive as he expands the variety of notecards available for purchase on the site. Michael is eager to continue to pursue and develop relationships within the art community in order to reach his goal of becoming “the greatest artist in the 21st century."