21Jan
Art Gym

5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice

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  5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver It’s that time of year when we reflect on how we spend our time, consider what we could have done differently and determine where we want to be next year. Often, this process results in static resolutions instead of dynamic intentions. We […]
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16Dec
Art Gym

5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork

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 5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork  Pricing your artwork is never easy, even if you ignore the tension between the creative process and the idea of your art as an object-for-sale. However, balancing this tension and pricing your work must be done if you intend to sell your art. Even if you are represented by […]
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13Nov
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Art As Therapy

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Art As Therapy Building Resilience Through Art Life will demand everything you have to offer. Your ability to cope with these demands is directly related to your emotional wellbeing. Each of us is equipped with a certain capacity for absorbing change (positive and negative) – call this your stress cup. If the volume of change […]
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11Nov
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10,000 Hours of Art

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10,000 Hours of Art Is Talent Enough?   Why are some artists so much more skilled than others? Are they more talented, intelligent, or hard working? Possibly, especially the hard working aspect. However, this is not the whole story.  Malcolm Gladwell wrote in Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery of any field. […]
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08Nov
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Failing Upward

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  Failing Upward An Artist’s Guide to Growing From the Inevitable     It would be nice if things always went our way. Anyone who’s lived awhile on this tiny blue dot knows that this is not always the case. In art, as in life, things sometimes (even often) go wrong. The trick is to […]
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01Nov
Art Gym

SEO For Artists

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SEO For Artists Search Engine Optimization and Why You Should Care   We all understand that our websites can be powerful tools for connecting to new audiences for our art. In theory, the equation is simple: bigger audience = more chances to build a follower/collector base, larger collector base = more sales, more sales = […]
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30Oct
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How to Find Uninterrupted Creative Time

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How to Find Uninterrupted Creative Time: Tips for Prioritizing Your Art   Life is busy, complex, and demanding. Practical considerations can easily rob us of the time needed to pursue our art and the unwary artist may blink and discover that entire months have passed without studio time. In order to be the best artists […]
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24Oct
Art Gym

The Space Between

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The Space Between The Emotional Collaboration Between Artist and Audience. “The artwork that is meaningful and truly speaks to us — and thereby has value — is the artwork that connects with us on a deeper level than like and dislike. It connects with us because somehow it explains, clarifies, illuminates, sympathetically vibrates with, or […]
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16Oct
Art Gym

Critique: A Tool Not A Weapon

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Critique: A Tool Not A Weapon How to Offer and Receive Constructive Critique Properly wielded, constructive critique can be one of our most powerful tools for growth as artists. As with any tool, there are important rules for use – rules that are designed to render positive results and protect the user from harm (say from […]
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15Oct
Art Gym

5 Ways to Break Your Creative Block

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5 Ways to Break Your Creative Block Studio Habits to Keep You Working   We’ve all been there: the dreaded creative block. Ideas, which once flowed in an unstoppable river, have dried up and the creative process has transformed into a nightmare of self-doubt and uncertainty. Interestingly, what many artists call creative block is simply […]
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