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Don't Fall for the 'Wow Talk'

Don't believe everything you read! The self-proclaimed art marketing expert may have something worthwhile to say, but it is just as likely he or she is blowing hot air. This is where research comes into play. Check your sources! [...]

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Art Marketing: Surviving a Period of No Sales

You will face periods of no sales at some point as a business-minded artist. It WILL happen. I don't think we should automatically assume it is time for the artist to close her studio door for the last time when it happens -- just as we should not automatically assume it is due to the work itself. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Brian Slawson

Artist Brian Slawson creates engaging contemporary realist paintings that provoke a sense of nostalgia. His impressive urban and landscape paintings capture the essence of a time and place. Each painting offers a tantalizing sense of mystery, mood and visual storytelling. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Richard Horrocks, Brian Slawson, Hannah Merson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Richard Horrocks, Brian Slawson, Hannah Merson [...]

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Warm Bodies are Worth More to You Than Dead Wood

The value of the printed page is momentary -- it will be trashed, recycled or left to gather dust. The value of an active fan -- voicing praise of your artwork for a decade or longer -- is immeasurable. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Robin Jorgensen

Artist Robin Jorgensen is an abstract painter. Robin's intuitive process is strengthened by her experimental nature. There is an element of risk in her work. Her abstract paintings provide a sense of movement and energy based on her use of bold color combinations and layers of texture. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Pamela Gatens, Robin Jorgensen, Brigitte Balbinot

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Pamela Gatens, Robin Jorgensen, Brigitte Balbinot [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mark Farina

Artist Mark Farina creates beautifully rendered paintings. Mark has explored numerous subjects in his studio. His still life paintings capture a sense of magic and reverence. The same can be said of his exquisite landscape paintings. The viewer is invited to observe extraordinary moments in these seemingly ordinary scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tai-Meng Lim, Denise Gilroy, Tracy Ference

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tai-Meng Lim, Denise Gilroy, Tracy Ference [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Johanna Harmon

Artist Johanna Harmon has established a strong body of exquisite oil paintings. Johanna's emphasis is on the clarification of visual intention. This approach is strengthened by her ability to nurture the overall painted subject. This pivotal understanding defines her work. It serves as the foundation of her direction in the studio. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Johanna Harmon, Wilf Tilley, Victoria Castillo

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Johanna Harmon, Wilf Tilley, Victoria Castillo [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg

Artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg places her heart and soul into creating beautiful sculptures that capture the motion and emotion of the Arabians and Baroque breeds she loves. Her work brings the magic, mystery and power of these striking animals into the home. Carol is able to establish a strong sense of energy and wonder in these captivating sculptures. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ben Allgood, Rod Zullo, Carol Fensholt Nierenberg

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Ben Allgood, Rod Zullo, Carol Fensholt Nierenberg [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Richard Christian Nelson

Artist Richard Christian Nelson notes that he is endlessly fascinated by people. His fantastic portrait paintings are the end result of this dedicated sense of fascination. He considers it a privilege and challenge to capture the essence of the sitter on canvas. Richard's direction is strengthened by his embrace of painterly realism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bruce Hancock, Amanda Fish, Mark Farina

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Bruce Hancock, Amanda Fish, Mark Farina [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Don Yang

Artist Don Yang is a prominent art instructor. He teaches oil painting, figure drawing and artistic anatomy at the American Academy of Art. Don's exquisite portrait paintings capture the strength of his sitter. The character of his subject shines through with every stroke of the brush. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Don Yang, Lauren Bass, Richard Christian Nelson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Don Yang, Lauren Bass, Richard Christian Nelson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Laura den Hertog

Artist Laura den Hertog strives to explore the limitless capacity of the quiet hero. She peels back the layers of social expectations in order to reveal the quiet hero living beneath the surface of every woman. Her work is a celebration of the strength of womanhood. The fortitude of individualism shines throughout her body of work. In a sense, Laura creates art that is more than a pretty face. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Benjamin Wu, W.F. James, Dan Bodelson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Benjamin Wu, W.F. James, Dan Bodelson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Stuart Fullerton

Artist Stuart Fullerton is best known for his landscapes and figure paintings. His figures and portraits are packed with raw emotion. The psychological quality of these works offer a point of introspection. The viewer is beckoned to search inward as she gazes upon these striking images. In a sense, Stuart's work is a bold examination of the human condition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: John Philbin Dolan, Charlene M. Brown, Laura den Hertog

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: John Philbin Dolan, Charlene M. Brown, Laura den Hertog [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ron Griswold

Artist Ron Griswold has explored numerous subjects and themes in his art studio. However, he is arguably best known for his work involving the male figure. Ron's oil paintings offer a tantalizing sense of wonderment. Elements of fantasy are present throughout his body of work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ran Wu, Ron Griswold, Stuart Fullerton

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Ran Wu, Ron Griswold, Stuart Fullerton [...]

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We Need Art - #weneedart

The mission of FASO is a simple one: We seek to inspire the world's artists, collectors and art lovers by connecting them with each other and with great art. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rick Graham

Artist Rick Graham is dedicated to figure painting. He firmly believes that nothing can compete with the magnificent complexity of the human form. His paintings reveal the beauty of the human figure. Rick's figure paintings capture a wide range of emotions -- each painting observes the significance of body language. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Benji Alexander Palus, Rick Graham, Jeffrey Lake

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Benji Alexander Palus, Rick Graham, Jeffrey Lake [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Catherine Jeffrey

Artist Catherine Jeffrey is known for creating eye-catching cityscape paintings. Her impressive body of work explores the structural landscape while establishing an atmospheric sense of mood. She also likes to capture the transformation that happens at night, when reflected light creates abstract images distorted by neon lights and traffic. Her work forces the viewer to think about the emotional energy one can experience at a specific moment or place while exploring a city. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Fred Dingler, Susan C. Tolliver, Julie Bradbury-Bennett

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Fred Dingler, Susan C. Tolliver, Julie Bradbury-Bennett [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ingrid E. Albrecht

Artist Ingrid E. Albrecht explores a variety of themes in her art studio. Her fantastic watercolor paintings transport viewers to a world beyond that of everyday, ordinary life. In a sense, Ingrid's paintings touch a place deep inside our soul by revealing the delicate nature of fleeting moments. This direction is easily observed in her cityscape and figure paintings. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Carole Rafferty, Catherine Jeffrey, Sharleen Boaden

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Carole Rafferty, Catherine Jeffrey, Sharleen Boaden [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kristi Grussendorf

Artist Kristi Grussendorf is primarily a watercolor painter. Her exquisite watercolor paintings are marked by a crisp, clean use of color. Additionally, Kristi is intrigued by the rhythm and pattern of light and dark value shapes. Her work pays homage to nature's beauty and to the wonders of urban scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kristi Grussendorf, Ingrid E. Albrecht, Michele Byrne

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Kristi Grussendorf, Ingrid E. Albrecht, Michele Byrne [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kay Reinke

Artist Kay Reinke skillfully captures a sense of vitality and richness in her emotionally powerful paintings. Her exquisite abstract paintings are marked by bold, fluid shapes. The visual impact of her work is elevated by a bombardment of vibrant colors. Each piece conveys a lovely sense of movement and emotion. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Elena Katsyura

Artist Elena Katsyura's approach to painting is influenced by the traditions of the Russian realist school and French Impressionism. Elena strives to capture the beauty of pleasant moments caught in time. Her still life paintings reveal the sense of wonder one can experience while examining everyday objects. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Greg Budwine, Zachery Elletson, Elena Katsyura

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Greg Budwine, Zachery Elletson, Elena Katsyura [...]

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Don't Fall for the Part-Time Artist vs. Full-Time Artist Trap

I think it is time to rethink how we approach the use of these descriptions within the art community. Does anyone truly benefit from these descriptions save for the art coaches who use them as a marketing lure for their business? I don't think so. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Matt Linz

Artist Matt Linz is known for working in a loose, painterly style. His paintings soulfully express the complex emotions of his subjects. Matt notes that the knowledge and understanding gained from a life-painting session is invaluable to his development as an artist. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Sarah Yeoman, Kay Reinke, Shiva Wheeler

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Sarah Yeoman, Kay Reinke, Shiva Wheeler [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michele del Pilar

Artist Michele del Pilar boldly captures the unique nature and personality of her subjects. She takes great joy in rising to meet the challenge of capturing the unique nature and personality of her sitters. Michele is particularly inspired by variations of light and the influence it has on color. This interest is carried over when she explores still life painting. [...]

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