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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rod Daut

Artist Rod Daut is known for embracing a wide variety of mediums in his art studio. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bryan Trent Fair, Rod Daut, James Roberts

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Joanne St-Cyr

Joanne creates symbolic worlds on canvas. Her paintings uphold an element of fantasy – strengthened by her knowledge of traditional painting techniques. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Why Buy Art? Or Being My Best Client

I recently heard during a business talk that people shop for the best prices on daily "common" things, saving money to spend on the luxuries of life. Art is often considered a luxury item, and I find it one that brings lasting pleasure, a lift in my spirits, a reminder of what I value, pulling me back into peace. [...]

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Painting is Dead

To the 'painting is dead' banner wavers – past and present, I say... painting does not need you to write an epitaph. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lesley Oldaker, Gerald Ruggiero, Filomena de Andrade Booth

For this round of Staff Picks we had three staff members select images that have been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Jesse Powell - inspiring!

'Scenic dr, Carmel' by Jesse Powell was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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August 2012 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Tibor Nagy has completed the judging of the August 2012 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Judges and Jurors

There’s a tendency to think that if our work is wonderful enough, and if our work is accepted, and if we win those prestigious awards, that galleries will come pounding on our door. That could happen. But the tendency, especially in today’s economic climate, is still for the artist to approach the gallery. When done right on your part, it shows you know the drill, you’ve done your homework on the gallery, and you’re ready to commit. [...]

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Larry Clingman - elegant, masterful still lifes

'Lime with Tea Pot and Cherry' by Larry Clingman was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jeremy Browne

Artist Jeremy Browne creates acrylic landscape paintings that involve rural settings – such as traditional homesteads and open fields. Browne utilizes various acrylic painting techniques in order to explore the effects of light found within these areas. He notes that these settings are a reflection of his early interest in the vast farming community of central Ontario. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Gay Faulkenberry, Albin Veselka, Laura Robb

Clint Watson, founder of www.faso.com, has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Trying to Catch Ethereal Ideas

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding. [...]

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Louis Escobedo - pure energy and vitality

'Monday Morning Yellow' by Louis Escobedo was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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There’s Only One of You

It is crucial that you discover the artist within you, and do everything you can to marry your skills and abilities with your spirit and individual being. If you need a workshop, or a book, or a DVD to propel you forward on this journey, than by all means indulge, but be aware that, unless you are struggling and moving and painting/sculpting and working through a considerable amount of frustration already – and unless you plan to take what you’ve learned and do the aforementioned after the event – then none of these resources will do you much good. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dee Tunseth

Artist Dee Tunseth has focused on watercolor painting for over a decade. Dee notes that she is primarily a self-taught artist. She has stated that she taught herself by reading multiple volumes of instructional books and collecting a personal library of reference materials. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Mark Webster, Jean Townsend, Margaret Ferguson

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Victor Schiro - powerful and dynamic landscapes

Hungry Valley by Victor Schiro was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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Air Travel Tips for Artists

Be prepared to have your bags opened and inspected. Your art supplies will almost always get a closer inspection. Doing these simple things will make it much more likely that your travels will be hassle free (at least when it comes to the art supplies). [...]

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Uphold the integrity of your visual message

I, for one, think that artists can learn from this story. It is the perfect example of why upholding integrity is so important. Remember: your artwork 'speaks' to people... and it is important that you live the message. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Do Art Organizations Matter Anymore?

I think the prestige of the art societies was a casualty of the new culture of personal branding. In the past, there were a limited number of these groups and they had a lot of power. It meant immediate exposure and sales if your art won an award. However, with the emergence of social media it became very easy to start your own group or just ignore the art societies and promote yourself. Suddenly there were a lot more voices in the room and it became very difficult to distingush one from the other. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Josh Springer

Artist Josh Springer focuses on fine art landscape photography. Josh has stated that his photography locations can be found throughout the Midwest and Eastern Coast of the United States – with a focus on Ohio and West Virginia. His photographs tend to explore the juxtaposition between humankind and nature. [...]

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H. Momo Zhou - engaging character studies

'John' by H. Momo Zhou was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Back Road

Find your back road. The one where your kindred souls travel. And then sell them the "Best Artwork on the Planet." [...]

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Bad Gallery or Good Gallery

Remember, sometimes honest accounting mistakes are made. There are times when there is sickness or other things that prevent checks from being written. Gallery owners are people. [...]

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Neil Hamelin - the breath of life

'Miss Helen' by Neil Hamelin was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist F. Michael Wood

F. Michael Wood has worked as a professional artist for over 30 years. Michael's dedication to the art of painting has resulted in a body of paintings that reveal his control of values and captivating use of light. He describes himself as an artist focused on a painting tradition that transcends time. [...]

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The Art App

There is no art app nor is there likely to be as long as there are painters interested in painting. Let’s hope that will continue into the far future. [...]

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Sheldon Saint - Island life in all it's glory

'Old Shoes' by Sheldon Saint was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Deliberate Practice

But I am saying this: there is a limit to how far you can stretch yourself, and even da Vinci, our Renaissance Man, isn’t known for the bedtime stories he told to his grandchildren. Choose your priorities. [...]

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David Cunningham - mesmerizing quality of light

'City lights' by David Cunningham was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Weed the Garden

In your art business, there are many weeds that are preventing you from being your most productive. Spending time on a regular basis to keep them in check will do far more than a less frequent weeding blitz. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Chin H Shin

Artist Chin H Shin is known for the diversity of his subjects. He has explored landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes for over a decade. Additionally, Chin H Shin focuses on still-life and portraits. He has stated that his paintings are based on extreme optimism and humanism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Derek Penix, Marikay Shellman, Katarzyna Lappin

Artist Gayle Faucette Wisbon has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Advertising for Artists: Some thoughts concerning the pitfalls of art magazine ads

A lengthy response written by Jackie Jackson, of Tropical Sun, stuck out. Jackie offered several points about art magazine ads that I feel every artist should take note of. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Which Art Competitions Should I Enter?

Because entering art competitions is also a valuable part of my marketing strategy, I don't want to eliminate them completely but I do want to get the most for my bucks. Here are a few tips to help you decide what shows to enter and which ones to pass. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rose-Marie Goodwin, Nancy M Grigsby, Olga Oreshyna

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists. [...]

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