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What Time to Post on Social Media

Computer screen with chat bubbles and social media icons

Being strategic with your social media is having your cake and eating it too. I encourage you to use multiple forms of social media at key times to remind people that you have created a new series of paintings etcetera. To get this exciting new work out there people need to be reminded and to have that information present in their day-to-day. I started my day today with an email reminding me about a an art show tomorrow night. I'll…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeoise in her studio


Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the artist Louise Bourgeois famous for her psychologically charged abstract sculptures, drawings and prints.


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wide angle view of an art gallery


At some point in your career as an artist you ask this question: should I sell my own work or partner with a gallery and work as a team? It's not a simple question to answer but it is important to make the decision so you can move forward in your career with deliberate action and forethought. If you have any interest in sales and business then you should at least consider the possibility of representing yourself. I read about an…

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Curated Art Collection: Forest Creature

sculpture of a man with branches sticking out

View more of Monique Blom's sculpture portfolio here.


 Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Forest Creature.  As in it came from the woods. I wanted to present this collection of artworks to spark your imagination. What else might dwell in the heart of the forest? Is their language soft like moss and fluid like a tiny underground stream? Here…

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How I Stayed Organized While Illustrating My Book

Rebecca Chaperon Eerie Dearies


Last year I created 26 illustrations in the form of 8" x 10" acrylic paintings for my new book that is released fall 2013, called Eerie Dearies. In this volume, you will find an A to Z of 26 bizarre and darkly humorous ways to miss school. 


When faced with the daunting challenge of finding time to create these 26 images for the book I quickly ascertained that some serious organization was in demand.  Luckily I had discovered in…

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Artist Portfolio: Dennis Ekstedt

oil painting of city lights at nightFlashpoint Sprawl, Oil on canvas.

"In my paintings I want to depict the illuminated city as a kind of living organism, with its network of electric lights resembling a nervous system. I find it fascinating how this nervous system of electric light is ultimately a manifestation of human habitation - that illuminated cities are landscapes that are literally electrified by human presence. I am interested in how urban environments are…

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Studio Sundays: Alexis Mackenzie

Alexis Mackenzie working in her art studio


Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Alexis Mackenzie in San Francisco, California.


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