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Artist Portfolio: Lesley Goren

Painting of a house in Los Angeles
I began Survey of Los Angeles Dwellings to explore the concept of "home" in Los Angeles. I  wanted to observe the uniqueness and similiarities of our dwellings throughout this vast metropolis.

The project consists of creating a series of small paintings and drawings of homes from each of the 200+ cities, unincorporated areas, and communities within Los Angeles County. This includes Malibu, Compton, Beverly Hills, Silverlake, Long Beach,…

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Giving an Art Talk

Woman giving an artist's talk


Public speaking can be a bit scary but the truth of the matter is that when it comes to artist talks it's likely that you will be speaking to a small group in the intimate setting of a gallery. So it's really not that bad! So how do you make it happen? Well, if you are having a show you can always ask the gallery if you can arrange an artist talk. It is a fantastic way to help people connect to you and your work on a deeper level. It…

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Portfolio Website: Thomas Kero

Painting of a crow on a light blue background
Thomas Kero is an artist originally from Vancouver, B.C., but who is now living in Bella Bella on B.C.s central west coast, where he teaches art.


Thomas studied art in Vancouver at Langara College and at U.B.C.where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (1989). Since then, Thomas has enjoyed exploring a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass, and wood design. Thomas enjoys nothing more…

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Studio Sundays: Mary Addison Hackett's creative space

A beautiful cabin-esque studio belonging to the artist Mary Addison Hackett.


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 Mary Addison Hackett in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Online Portfolio: M. Simon Levin

Two artworks by M. Simon Levin
code.lab, installation.

M. Simon Levin is a Vancouver-based artist. He creates site-based systems that explore the aesthetics of engagement, using a variety of designed forms and tools that address our many publics. Working collaboratively and primarily within the public sphere, Levin’s work ranges from billboard projects, alternative tours of cities, land care centres and alternative mapping and telecommunication systems.



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Pricing Artwork by the Inch

how much? written on a blue tag


When I first started to show and sell my work my pricing was just all over the map! I scrambled to make sense of putting a dollar value on my art and then making sure that the prices made sense as the work scaled up and down in size. In the past I have talked to other artists as I tried to sort through ideas on pricing and received different opinions: the work is priced too high, the work is priced too low. But there were a few…

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