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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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Spotlight On: Mark Lague

'San Francisco Yellow Trolley' by Mark Lague was selected Best of Show in the July 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Wanda Morris Cox

Artist Wanda Morris Cox is known for her exceptional skill as a watercolor portrait artist. Wanda is also highly skilled at oil and pastel painting. Her striking use of color and space strengthens the emotional impact of her work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Deirdre Shibano, Wanda Cox, Eric Bowman

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: Deirdre Shibano, Wanda Cox, Eric Bowman [...]

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Teaching 101: Crabby Students Part 1

Most of the time, giving these people what they need—reassurance, extra information, back-to-basics, whatever—will calm them down. [...]

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Joseph Gyurcsak - engaging use of texture

'Here I Am' by Joseph Gyurcsak was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Impact of International Art Fairs on Galleries

I know there is a lot of concern -- specifically in the world of contemporary art -- about how quickly international art fairs have impacted the gallery world. Some art dealers feel as if they are at the mercy of art fair organizers. In a sense, participation is viewed as a necessary evil. [...]

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Samvel Lajikian - beauty and potential

'Self Portrait' by Samvel Lajikian was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Cliff Kearns

Artist Cliff Kearns is known for his contemporary abstract artworks. Cliff describes his work as an attempt to express visually his reflective and unique view on life and art. He often utilizes mixed media techniques and found objects -- working on a canvas or plywood surface. Informed Collector described Cliff’s art as, “Multi-layered, textural art pieces flowing with visualization and raw emotion.” [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kathleen Theriault, Cliff Kearns, Jocelyn A. Davis

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: Kathleen Theriault, Cliff Kearns, Jocelyn A. Davis [...]

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Inspirational

There are times, of course, when the desire to work is present but the inspiration, at least initially, is lacking. At these times, the work process can be stimulus enough to generate a kind of inspirational moment, but even if that doesn’t happen, I have the sense that the pump has been primed. [...]

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Joan Cho - plein air watercolors

'Evening Calm Westport' by Joan Cho was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ellen Brown

Artist Ellen Brown is known for being able to turn everyday scenes into extraordinary experiences on canvas. Her bold use of color and composition is a treat to observe. Informed Collector stated the following about Ellen’s portrait and figure paintings: “Wonderful works of art filled with beauty and light.” [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Dana Cooper, Echo Baker, Scott Harding

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: Dana Cooper, Echo Baker, Scott Harding [...]

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Dear Art Collector concludes - - Is Art an Investment?

Both I and my Norwegian Artist have always believed that art belongs in the lives of all people, not only those whose last name is Buffet, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Bush, Martin, or Gates, and anytime we place limitations on who can purchase it -- only those smart, savvy collector types -- then we are taking away something that rightfully belongs to all of us. [...]

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Tibor Nagy - substance, energy, emotion

'Violets' by Tibor Nagy was awarded 2nd Place in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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July 2014 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Jennifer Diehl has completed the judging of the July 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Doug Sandelin

Artist Doug Sandelin is known for his figure and portrait paintings and works primarily as a watercolor painter. He has said that his work is a form of documentation -- a study of human behavior. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Margaret Ferguson, Sylwia Suma, Lin Anne Luciano Fiore

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: Margaret Ferguson, Sylwia Suma, Lin Anne Luciano Fiore [...]

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Hidden Stress Kills

I just couldn’t go to sleep. A sure sign of stress. Bedtime grew worse; I got stressed over the thought of tossing and turning. I had nothing that I knew of to worry about; nevertheless, I couldn’t escape the restlessness. [...]

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The Marks We Make

Your art may be an outward expression of who you are as an individual. It can potentially contain a chunk of who you are as a person -- a reflection of all the 'life marks' that have shaped your identity. How do those marks capture the marks you've made in life? Have you shared that story? [...]

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Suzy Hart - character and spirit

'Jojo' by Suzy Hart was selected as FAV 15% in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Dorothy Boyer

Artist Dorothy Boyer firmly believes that art is a universal language. Her culturally diverse paintings are an exploration of light. Of this direction she states, "We all glorify the light, for without it there is no life and no joy, and that is what I paint. I want people to feel that uplifting joy." Informed Collector noted Dorothy’s exquisite attention to detail and fabulous use of color. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Catherine Jeffrey, Michael John Ashcroft, Laura Gardner

For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon and 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: Catherine Jeffrey, Michael John Ashcroft, Laura Gardner [...]

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Painting, Relationships, and Balance

Good relationships demand some type of balance, and create a healthy environment. And that type of environment will foster the balance it takes to concentrate and focus on becoming better, more proficient, and efficient in those areas of our lives that need development. And that creates freedom to be who and what we are created to be. [...]

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Victoria Radionova - heartwarming

'Little Herdsmen-Dreamers' by Victoria Radionova was selected as FAV 15% in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Burnout... Yeah, I'm Tired

When you hit burn-out, you just want to stop everything. Unfortunately, you can’t. So, what do you do? [...]

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Donald Fox - complex joy to behold

'Open and Closed' by Donald Fox was selected as FAV 15% in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Catherine Marchand

Artist Catherine Marchand is an oil painter. She says that she fell in love with oil painting after years of exploring other mediums. Additionally, Catherine notes that she is dedicated to perfecting her oil painting skills. The elegance of her work is pleasing to observe. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tom Christopher, Faye Mylen, Margi Lucena

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: Tom Christopher, Faye Mylen, Margi Lucena [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Tribute

If we approach our work with passion and diligence, we not only pay tribute to all artists of the past, we pay tribute to ourselves. In the process, we pay tribute to the idea of Art as being a worthwhile endeavor; a field of study that can affect everyone. Art can and does change the world. [...]

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Teaching 101: It Gets Better if You Try

Because we never stop learning. We know we can always learn something new. We can always get just a little bit better. [...]

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Robert Tomlinson - transcends the ordinary

'Last One' by Robert Tomlinson was awarded Best of Show in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Art Flipping: Have you been flipped?

What do you think about art flipping? Should it be considered unethical? Would you be upset if someone purchased your art simply to earn quick cash by flipping it? Would you adjust your prices to match the flipping price (assuming the flipper is able to unload the work)? Have you been flipped? [...]

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Steve Whitney - lovely brushwork

'Way Through the Dunes' by Steve Whitney was selected as a Finalist in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Robert Christian Hemme - clean and polished

'Global 1200' by Robert Christian Hemme was selected as a Finalist in the June BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Dear Art Collector Continues -- No One Wants to Be Cheated

If collecting art is a personal thing with you, then think about getting to know an artist, or artists, personally yourself -- many will jump at the opportunity to talk about their work, and why they price it the way they do. As an added benefit, the more you get to know another human being, the more of a sense you get of their innate honesty: it makes sense that, if you don’t want to be cheated, you do business with an honest man, or woman. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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