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Community Ed

by Sonja Caywood on 6/22/2017 9:21:02 AM
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Be open to suggestions. No matter our level of expertise, there is always more to learn, or a different way to approach it. Accept and remember nuggets of guidance, and you can pass them on to others when the time comes. [...]


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The Worst Thing that Can Happen

by Vianna Szabo on 6/16/2017 10:15:21 AM
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The artists who succeed paint consistently, trying new ideas to grow their skills. They do not let fear stop or control them. [...]


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How To Manage Fearless Artistic Growth

by Barry Koplowitz on 6/15/2017 9:18:48 AM
22 Comments

Grow and change. If it’s going to be a major change you will develop a body of work that you can bring to the world--eventually. Similarly, if it is a phase where you work out ideas, you can do it with boldness and gusto without concern for salability. [...]


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Lose Something and Enhance Your Painting

by Chantel Lynn Barber on 6/8/2017 11:31:51 AM
5 Comments

Don't underestimate the power of color! Forcing yourself to use a different color palette than you normally use can have exciting results. [...]


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What Does Line Mean In Your Art?

by Jennifer Stottle Taylor on 6/7/2017 9:34:48 AM
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Sometimes this is a misunderstood element in art. What is LINE in art? [...]


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How to Coordinate an Art Exhibit -- Part II

by Lorraine Catania on 6/1/2017 11:20:43 AM
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The Planning/Decision Making part of exhibition coordination is critical to the success of an art exhibit. [...]


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Just Keep Smiling! Tips on Art Shows

by Sharon E. Allen on 5/18/2017 9:51:14 AM
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Actively give out your business card or rack cards or whatever you use for advertising. [...]


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When the Painting is Finished

by Ginny Butcher on 5/17/2017 10:20:55 AM
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Do you have a method or process you follow once you've finished a painting? [...]


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The Power of Intuition

by Mike Barr on 5/16/2017 9:56:18 AM
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Time, repetition and speed are the keys to painting intuition and that power is within the reach of all of us. [...]


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How to Coordinate an Art Exhibit

by Lorraine Catania on 5/13/2017 11:30:51 AM
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It can be very rewarding to see the fruit of your labor translated into a beautifully displayed exhibit of art. [...]


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Why Artists Need a Sacred Space

by Vianna Szabo on 5/9/2017 9:49:22 AM
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A sacred space is what you make of it. A studio does not have to be large or fancy... [...]


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Is That Chalk?

by Robert McKendrick on 5/5/2017 10:00:31 AM
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What I found out is despite the fragility of its surface, a pastel work of art has extreme longevity when created on the proper substrate and is properly framed. [...]


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A New Pair of Glasses

by William A. Schneider on 5/4/2017 11:13:09 AM
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One of the most helpful things I learned was to ask others to critique my work. [...]


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If You Don't Like Your View - Change Your Angle

by JR Monks on 5/3/2017 9:14:03 AM
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The thing I try to remember when I am outside painting on location is that you really want to slow down, soak it all in, think about what you are interested in, but most importantly don't be afraid to change your point of view. [...]


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No Throats Will Be Cut...

by Judi Beauford on 4/26/2017 10:01:37 AM
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If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him. [...]


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More Opportunities

by J.R. Monks on 4/25/2017 10:33:55 AM
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The magician's hat of a painter is fascinating, new from old and endless opportunities abound if you only take the time to look. [...]


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Tools of the Trade

by Laura Pollak on 4/24/2017 9:55:48 AM
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There are so many ways to make our lives easier on a day to day level but sometimes we don’t relate them to our art. Easily one of the best tools we have is our smart phone. [...]


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Fairs vs Galleries

by Crystal Rassi on 4/21/2017 9:33:51 AM
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Do fairs devalue my work? Am I an established artist if I have gallery representation? [...]


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A List of Aspect Ratios of Common Canvas Sizes

by Vianna Szabo on 4/20/2017 9:42:41 AM
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It is so frustrating when you want to replicate an image onto a larger canvas but the composition is not the same. [...]


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On Marketing and Networking

by Sharon Allen on 4/19/2017 10:09:04 AM
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Time consuming as it is, this kind of networking and follow-up is essential if you want to expand your painting and photography locations, your exhibit venues, and your client base. [...]


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Painting Plein Air

by Deborah Ridgley on 4/18/2017 9:51:24 AM
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With the summer season upon us, many artist like myself are out painting in the gorgeous weather. [...]


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Discipline

by Angela Bruskotter on 4/14/2017 10:00:20 AM
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There is a debate in the art community whether it is better to be formally trained or self-taught. [...]


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3 Reasons to Spring Clean Your Pictures

by Eugenie B. Fein on 4/12/2017 9:42:46 AM
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Spruce up the house this spring and check on your pictures. Even if you don't think you have available pictures, these tips can prolong their life and your pleasure. [...]


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4 Things I Like In A Fine Art Teacher

by Judy Ballance on 4/11/2017 10:06:15 AM
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A good art teacher shares everything they know, holding nothing back. [...]


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MUST I Attend that Art Reception?

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 4/7/2017 10:09:53 AM
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Attending an art reception is part of being involved in the art world. Every artist must have that. It will help shape the way you move forward in your professional art life or even your personal life. [...]


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The Limitations of Working from Photographs and How to Compensate for Them

by Vianna Szabo on 4/5/2017 10:17:00 AM
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Photos are a great resource to work from as long as you understand their limitations. Working from life as often as possible will help you expand your ability to interpret photos into personal expression. [...]


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Workshop Success!

by Laura Pollak on 4/4/2017 10:01:18 AM
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There's nothing worse than leaving a workshop defeated... [...]


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Beyond the Study

by William A. Schneider on 3/31/2017 10:06:21 AM
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In our journey as artists we spend a long time learning how to render. [...]


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Lessons Learned

by Donald Fox on 3/29/2017 9:46:58 AM
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The making of art is not just about creating any singular art work; it is about committing to the practice of art and to living an artistic life. [...]


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My Watercolor Brushes

by Bette Orr on 3/28/2017 10:49:23 AM
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Remember, these brushes are my personal workhorse favorites....in the end, it comes down to YOUR personal preference. [...]


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Helpful Ways to Approach a 30 Day Painting Challenge

by Ginny Butcher on 3/27/2017 10:03:17 AM
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If you have wanted to be part of a 30 day painting challenge, but felt it was too intimidating, here are some helpful ideas for approaching it. [...]


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Talent

by Ken Pieper on 3/21/2017 10:14:05 AM
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Art, no matter how well or great our original talent brings us, must be nurtured, fueled, enhanced, and continually learned to become the best that we can be. [...]


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Using the Paper's Texture and Dragging Dry Pigment: At the Point of JR Monks' Brush

by J.R. Monks on 3/15/2017 10:04:24 AM
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I feel color is a powerful tool for a painter, but color alone can become cliche and elements such as texture provide a means to speak a more powerful truth about the landscape. [...]


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Hitting the Wall or Bouncing off It

by Laura Pollak on 3/14/2017 8:11:22 AM
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So my new method of working is to keep a number of paintings on my Merry-Go-Round of an easel and hope that when the time is right, I'll see exactly what each painting needs to graduate and fly off into the world. [...]


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How do you frame pastel paintings?

by Susan Flanagan on 3/13/2017 9:53:32 AM
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Soft pastel has to be framed under glass. No amount of spraying fixative will change that! [...]


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Eight Key Things To Do To Get Ready For A Small Business Solo Show

by Jean McLean on 3/7/2017 9:39:14 AM
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Do you like showing at small businesses? [...]


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Invest In Yourself

by Roberta Murray on 3/1/2017 9:56:00 AM
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Go ahead and invest in yourself. Find a strategy that works for you, and pursue that learning with both seriousness and frivolity, but always with purpose. [...]


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Marketing On The Web

by Ken Pieper on 2/27/2017 10:20:02 AM
28 Comments

We must remember our website has a very short window of opportunity to attract and create enough interest to stop a potential customer in their tracks and take notice of who we are and why they must have our work. [...]


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The Descriptive Snob

by Dianna Cates Dunn on 2/14/2017 10:29:00 AM
24 Comments

Getting our audiences to engage with and relate to our art is paramount, not only for our own survival and success as artists but, for our entire reason for being artists in the first place! [...]


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The Best Laid Plans

by Angela Bruskotter on 2/13/2017 10:53:58 AM
6 Comments

Art doesn't require fancy equipment or expensive supplies; it only needs a pen and paper, if that's all you have. [...]


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