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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Let's Have an Ar(t)gument: Is specialization important?

Don't get me wrong-- It is great to branch out in the studio! But as far as exhibiting is concerned, I think specialization -- a clear focus of style and methods -- is of great importance if you want to increase your chances of the exhibit having a lasting impact on viewers. The way you explore art in your studio may not be the best way to present yourself within the context of an art exhibit. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Peggy Orbon

Artist Peggy Orbon is an oil and pastel painter. Peggy has stated that the dramatic colors, fantastic landscapes and wonderful weather of New Mexico serve as her source of inspiration. Her powerful work captures the beauty of nature. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Peggy Orbon, Len Cicio, Monique Carr

For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Peggy Orbon, Len Cicio, Monique Carr [...]

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Thanksgiving

Iíve never enjoyed a better Thanksgiving. I learned itís not the food but rather the company with whom we share the meal that makes the feast successful. [...]

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Sandra Busby - traditional, yet imaginative

'The Night is Young...' by Sandra Busby was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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I Like Monday Mornings... And I Cannot Lie

I find when my life is predictable, I am able to concentrate more. I can lay out plans and prioritize the tasks that need to be done. If everything is always changing, you canít make plans. You are reacting rather than controlling the situation. You only have a certain amount of energy and itís wise to spend it wisely. So, for my art career, itís all about balance and optimism. This helps me grow my art, improve my training methods and, more importantly, be a happier person. [...]

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SC Mummert - beautiful art

'Stetsons Stogies' by SC Mummert was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bruce Hancock

Artist Bruce Hancock strives to capture the people, places, color and culture of America in oil. His plein air paintings are a joy to observe -- each image offers a reflective look at a moment caught in time. Bruce notes that he is devoted to the study and practice of the art of painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: David Savellano, Jonathon Williams, Kevin Macpherson

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: David Savellano, Jonathon Williams, Kevin Macpherson [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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A Thousand Ways Not To Paint

The next time you look at a painting, consider how long it took the artist to really paint it. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Nicole Hyde

Artist Nicole Hyde is known for expressive landscape paintings that border on abstraction. Additionally, she creates abstract paintings on paper and canvas. Nicole embraces experimental techniques and a bold use of color -- resulting in work that is visually powerful. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Nicole's abstract paintings: "Drama, atmosphere, and an edgy passion are evoked by the use of luscious layers of thick paint incorporated with hints of graphite. Visual poetry at it's best!" [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde

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: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde [...]

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When Thank You Isn't Enough

The problem with ďThank you!Ē is this: If someone compliments you on your work, and all you can respond with is, ďThank you!Ē, the conversation stops. [...]

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Charles Joyce - beautiful message

'Evening Woodland Avenue' by Charles Joyce was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Would You Destroy Your Art?

Have you chosen to destroy finished paintings, sculptures or other finished works of art in the past? Why did you decide to do it? How would you respond if an art marketing guru suggested you should destroy work that has long been in storage? How would you respond if your art dealer advised you to destroy past work (that is still in your possession) in order to focus 100% on your current body of work? [...]

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Doug Hoppes - conversation worthy art

'Reflection' by Doug Hoppes was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Chuck Larivey

Artist Chuck Larivey works primarily as an oil painter. He states that his paintings are typically large scale landscapes, favoring the sun or moon with dramatic atmospheric translucent light effects merging into the earthís surface. Chuck has garnered acclaim for the way in which he handles water in his sensitive, atmospheric scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark

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: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark [...]

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The Value of Art

But there is the other side, the emotional side. How does the artwork make you feel? Do you feel drawn into it? Does it make you feel excited and full of energy? Does it make you feel peaceful and relaxed? Or does it make you stop and ponder what the artist is communicating? Good art should make you feel something every time you look at it. Otherwise it is just wallpaper. [...]

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Sue Smith - sincere, heartfelt

'Between Here and There' by Sue Smith was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Before You Do This Again, Ask How It Went the Last Time

Ask the question: ďWhat did I get out of this experience?Ē and look at the answer in terms of what you spent (in time, money, and effort) versus what you earned (true exposure and actual income). Did you come out ahead? [...]

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Loren DiBenedetto - masterful works of art

'Sunflower Centers' by Loren DiBenedetto was selected as FAV 15% in the September BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mario Andres Robinson

Artist Mario Andres Robinson embraces a variety of mediums. He is proficient with pastels, watercolors and oils. Mario's portrait and figurative work often depicts subjects within the context of their daily lives. His powerful art is aligned with the masters of the realist tradition -- viewers will note a connection with Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins and other great realists when viewing Robinson's work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson

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 the following artists: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Painter vs. Artist

So, when you pick up a brush or a stick of pastel, remember to put yourself into what you are creating. Knowing how to draw is important, knowing color is important, knowing design is important, but none of these matter as much as putting yourself into what you are creating. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Steven Hileman

Artist Steven Hileman describes himself as a realist with impressionistic influences. Stevenís landscape and cityscape paintings are visually powerful. His work is a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us all. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, James Crandall

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: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, Janes Crandall [...]

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The One Weakness You Canít Afford

This blog is short because itís really very simple. The key to being successful is to make good art people will like, not something you are in love with. [...]

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Ted Butler - mystery and memory

'Captured' by Ted Butler was selected as a Finalist in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Douglas Malone

Artist Douglas Malone is known for his thought-provoking figure paintings. Douglas notes that figurative drawing is the foundation of his studio practice. He is fascinated by the human form. His work reveals the wide range of interpretation that can be established when the human body is visually explored. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody

For this round of Staff Picks we had three members of the FASO Team select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody [...]

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Letís Have an Ar(t)gument: When a gallery refuses to sell art to a customer

Iím interested in knowing how YOU would feel if the gallery representing you refused to sell your work to a potential buyer. Would you be upset if your gallery made the decision based on bold assumptions concerning the motive or status of the prospective buyer? Would you view it as the gallery looking out for your best interest -- or would you view it as a lost opportunity 'rooted' in fear? Would you reconsider your relationship with the gallery if a scenario like this happened? [...]

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Jane Hunt - instinctual connection

'Outside Albuqerque - plein air' by Jane Hunt was selected as a Finalist in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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You Have to Change With the Times

Every industry changes over time. If you don't change to match the reality of the present market, you face the dire consequence of fading away from the public eye. [...]

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Takayuki Harada - introspective moment

'Wait For Me' by Takayuki Harada was selected as a Finalist in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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It's Always the Little Things... in Life and in the Painting

In the end, itís always the little things that will make or break a painting. [...]

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Carole Guthrie - lyrical, poetic quality

'I See the Figure 5' on Edge by Carole Guthrie was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the September 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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