Choosing the Right Gallery

  • On September 14, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver So you’re producing consistent artwork, had some juried or group shows, and are ready to approach a gallery for representation. How do you find one that’s right for you? More to the point, how do you find a gallery you are right for?   Choosing (and being chosen by) […]
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When to Turn Down a Commission

  • On August 24, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Getting a commission can be extremely exciting for artists- it means someone recognizes your skills and wants to invest in your creations. However, not all commissions are as ideal as our excitement leads us to believe. Here are some guidelines for determining if you should reject an artistic job: […]
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Stop! How to Know When an Artwork is Finished

  • On July 14, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver When you spend umpteen hours working on a project, it’s hard to know when to stop. While the process of finishing will look different for each endeavor, the feeling is often the same. Luckily, time and experience make it easier to recognize this feeling. Remember you’re the artist and ultimately […]
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How to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro

  • On June 16, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver The ability to pitch well is an important but understated skill in the art world. Whether you are dreaming of being a published comic book artist, looking for a new creative gig, or are seeking an artist residency, the power of a good pitch can sky rocket your artistic […]
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5 Traits to Increase Creativity

  • On June 2, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Creativity is an increasingly important skillset for one to thrive in the modern world. As technology and communication accelerate the rate of change, so too must the creative applications of these new ideas and technologies grow. We must accommodate quickly or risk falling behind. From business to the arts, […]
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