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Spotlight On: Junghoon Lee

by FineArtViews on 10/31/2014 7:45:36 AM
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'Rie' by Junghoon Lee was selected Best of Show in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

by Informed Collector on 10/31/2014 7:33:18 AM
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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Romona Youngquist

by Carrie Turner on 10/30/2014 11:31:06 PM
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Artist Romona Youngquist is known for painting beautiful rural scenes. Romona has stated that her inspiration comes from her surroundings – "be it a weathered farmhouse, an ancient alder standing alone in resplendent autumn hues, or a muted meadow that pulls one's thoughts to a conscious digression." Informed Collector offered the following thoughts about Romona’s paintings: "The artist's special sensitivity comes to life in these engaging oils. Brush and color treatment add to the power and mystic." [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Romona Youngquist, Jeremy Browne, Jean Hirons

by FineArtViews on 10/30/2014 10:18:31 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO Team members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Romona Youngquist, Jeremy Browne, Jean Hirons [...]


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Serial Dishonesty

by Jack White on 10/30/2014 6:55:12 AM
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In my many years in the art industry, I’ve seen scores of dishonest incidents. Even if telling the truth costs you a sale, do the right thing. [...]


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Brienne Brown - breath of life

by Informed Collector on 10/30/2014 6:54:11 AM
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'Back of Chick's Cafe' by Brienne Brown was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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Art World Gold Rush?

by Brian Sherwin on 10/29/2014 7:17:29 AM
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It is true that the majority of art competitions involve an entry fee. That said, they are generally NOT profitable ventures once the expense of hiring judges, supporting staff and other factors are deducted. [...]


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Gary Dewar - fleeting, spontaneous moments

by Informed Collector on 10/29/2014 7:15:58 AM
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'City Centre' by Gary Dewar was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Zac Elletson

by Carrie Turner on 10/28/2014 8:32:15 PM
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Artist Zac Elletson works primarily with oil, charcoal, pencil, and conté. His work explores the interactions of color, composition, skilled drawing, and a faithful representation of subject to convey a meaningful experience to the viewer. Zac has stated that his approach to painting is grounded in the principles of the late 19th century representational masters, while also being influenced by contemporary artists, techniques, and subjects. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Laura Robb, Alexander Chistov, Brock Drenth

by FineArtViews on 10/28/2014 7:51:40 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO Team members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Laura Robb, Alexander Chistov, Brock Drenth [...]


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Be a Maker, Not a Taker

by John P. Weiss on 10/28/2014 6:53:42 AM
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Make time for your art, for the things you are passionate about. Whatever you are building, be it a better relationship, piece of art or internet company, give it your all. Don't let the petty things in life, and the unproductive battles disrupt your creation. Because what the world needs are more makers and fewer takers. [...]


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Jouni Pajavuori - classical realism

by Informed Collector on 10/28/2014 6:52:55 AM
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'Nasturtium part II' by Jouni Pajavuori was awarded 2nd Place in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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Not Good Enough

by Doug Hoppes on 10/27/2014 7:33:08 AM
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In reality, “Not Good Enough” is a really good place to be. It means you are ready for the next phase of learning. It means you see issues that didn’t exist before and you can now focus on how to solve those issues. It means if you work at it, you will be better for it. [...]


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Jonathan McPhillips - superb draftsmanship

by Informed Collector on 10/27/2014 7:32:25 AM
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'Foggy Haven' by Jonathan McPhillips was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Donna Colleran

by Carrie Turner on 10/25/2014 3:54:47 PM
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Artist Donna Colleran is known for creating powerful portrait and figure paintings. Donna’s superb ability as an oil painter is deeply rooted in her exceptional drawing skills. Of this connection she has stated, "I’ve been passionately drawing faces for as long as I can remember." [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: William Harrison, Arena Shawn, Heather Craft

by FineArtViews on 10/25/2014 3:06:56 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: William Harrison, Arena Shawn, Heather Craft [...]


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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

by Informed Collector on 10/24/2014 7:46:48 AM
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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]


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September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 10/24/2014 7:16:43 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Keiko Tanabe has completed the judging of the September 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Toni Danchik

by Carrie Turner on 10/23/2014 1:07:35 PM
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Artist Toni Danchik is known for her expressive figure, landscape and still life paintings. Toni’s painterly work is marked by her bold use of color. Her work is further enhanced by her eye for intriguing compositions. We hope that you enjoy learning more about Toni and her powerful paintings. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Toni Danchik, Marie Francese, Sheldon Saint

by FineArtViews on 10/23/2014 12:23:07 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Toni Danchik, Marie Francese, Sheldon Saint [...]


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Lessons From the Move: You Can’t Get There From Here

by Luann Udell on 10/23/2014 7:37:11 AM
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All along the way, the “best route” changed. My destination—to make the best art that’s in me, to make the work that speaks for my soul—is the same. But how I get there….now, that’s a different road altogether! I wonder… Do they have an app for that?! [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Frantisek Strouhal

by Carrie Turner on 10/22/2014 7:55:46 AM
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Artist Frantisek Strouhal has noted that his work explores the harmony between the spiritual and the physical world. Frantisek raises the bar of his oil print process by utilizing his fertile imagination. His powerful images offer a sense of wonder. [...]


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Let’s Have an Ar(t)gument: Is gallery loyalty important?

by Brian Sherwin on 10/22/2014 7:22:36 AM
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I’m also interested in knowing your thoughts about ‘artist loyalty’. In other words, in what way should an art gallery be loyal to represented artists? Do you agree that loyalty is (or should be) a two-way street? [...]


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Lucy Dickens - exhilarating to behold

by Informed Collector on 10/22/2014 7:21:52 AM
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'Morning Glory' by Lucy Dickens was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Fred Whitson, Nick Wainman, Arturo Arcos

by FineArtViews on 10/22/2014 7:13:45 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Fred Whitson, Nick Wainman, Arturo Arcos [...]


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Jurors & Rejection, Part 2

by David P. Hettinger on 10/21/2014 7:14:54 AM
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A closed mind will do nothing but stagnate your art. [...]


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Dave Ivey - lively and interesting

by Informed Collector on 10/21/2014 7:14:17 AM
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'Solitude' by Dave Ivey was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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Every Painting in the Show Had a Red Dot!

by Carolyn Henderson on 10/20/2014 7:20:47 AM
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It sounds mercenary when we point this out because, for some reason, artists are the only ones who are not supposed to worry about making money, but if we are serious about art, and making a living, or even some amount of living, with it, then we need to look at the many promises we are made for “opportunities,” and question whether those opportunities are actually worth participating in. [...]


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Karen Leoni - Northern California landscape

by Informed Collector on 10/20/2014 7:20:04 AM
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'Sunlit Barn' by Karen Leoni was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Carolyn McDonald

by Carrie Turner on 10/19/2014 2:19:35 PM
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Artist Carolyn McDonald has explored a wide range of themes and subject. Carolyn’s work reveals the joy she experiences as a painter. Each painting captures her love of color, texture and design. We at FineArtViews take joy in the fact that Carolyn shares her joy with the world! [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Constance McBride, Laurie Popp, L. Grassle

by FineArtViews on 10/19/2014 1:28:53 PM
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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 these artists: Constance McBride, Laurie Popp, L. Grassle [...]


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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

by Informed Collector on 10/17/2014 7:48:17 AM
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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]


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Leap Frog

by Donald Fox on 10/17/2014 7:14:50 AM
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What is a fully-realized artistic vision but an alternate world inviting viewers to explore it? [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jan Ledbetter

by Carrie Turner on 10/16/2014 8:52:00 PM
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Artist Jan Ledbetter is known for creating bold mixed-media works of art. She describes her mixed-media paintings as "pictorial tapestries layering observations and imagination, design elements, abstract motifs, and personal symbols." Her current body of work is deeply influenced by her travels in Central and South America. [...]


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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Frank Ordaz, Brian Sauerland, Tom Shropshire

by FineArtViews on 10/16/2014 8:20:03 PM
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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 these artists: Frank Ordaz, Brian Sauerland, Tom Shropshire [...]


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A Successful Sales Pitch

by Jack White on 10/16/2014 7:37:24 AM
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At the end of the day, all that counts is the number of pieces you have sold. There are no moral victories, just sales. You don’t need a pitch; just have a friendly conversation with your client. [...]


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Derek Harrison - contemporary people

by Informed Collector on 10/16/2014 7:36:57 AM
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'Hawk in Profile' by Derek Harrison was selected as a Finalist in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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A Cry against Copycat Mediocrity and Mechanical Art

by Brian Sherwin on 10/15/2014 7:14:40 AM
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I firmly believe that every artist is capable of having an authentic voice. Every artist is capable of adding something to the overall visual conversation. BUT that 'voice' won't be 'heard' unless he or she truly strives for it to be 'heard'. [...]


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Lee William Deaver - expressive nature

by Informed Collector on 10/15/2014 7:13:54 AM
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'Mommy To Be' by Lee William Deaver was selected as a Finalist in the August 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]


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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Samvel Lajikian

by Carrie Turner on 10/14/2014 10:39:16 PM
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Artist Samvel Lajikian is known for creating masterful portrait, landscape and still life paintings. The mastery of his watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings -- all of which reveal strong technique -- is further strengthened by his ability to capture a sense of old world charm. Informed Collector stated the following about Samvel Lajikian’s paintings: "Lajikian's renaissance style breathes life onto the canvas, magnificently displaying the beauty and potential of human beings." [...]


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