The Dedicated Artist

5 Tips for Creative Collaboration

  • On September 20, 2016
Art history is chock-full of duos or groups resulting in creative magic. Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat, Walt Disney & Salvador Dali, and Marina Abramovic & Ulay are all examples of artistic collaboration. Sometimes artists work together to master a new form, connect emotionally, bring new energy into stale work, or for complementary skills. […]
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Choosing the Right Gallery

  • On September 14, 2016
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) a gallery is a significant step in […]
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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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