14Sep
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Choosing the Right Gallery

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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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16Dec
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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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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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26Oct
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Is Talking About Your Art Painful?

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Is Talking About Your Art Painful? Strategies for Artists to Communicate Intent     In a previous post we discussed the idea that artists and viewers are connected in an informal collaboration which completes the interactive experience which we call “art”. This addresses the idea that no matter the artist’s intention, every viewer will bring […]
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24Oct
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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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12Oct
Art Gym

Signed, Dry and Ready to Hang

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Signed, Dry and Ready to Hang Is Your Artwork Gallery Ready? Though this phrase was originally aimed at painters, the idea holds true across all art forms. It may seem like a small consideration, but the way your work arrives to a gallery is often a key consideration in whether they will choose to work […]
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