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A Poetry Portfolio by Mary K. O'Melveny

A sample from a poem about a cherry treeThirteen Ways of Looking at a Cherry Tree (excerpt)

Mary K. O’Melveny is a poet based between Washington, D.C., and Woodstock, New York. Mary’s background is as a labour rights lawyer, and her poetry often concerns current events and discussions pertinent to the social, economical, and political climate.

An excerpt from a poem about the colour greenGreen is a Primary Color (excerpt)

I enjoy the way that Mary’s poems shift from an easy, conversational tone into one of…

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Studio Sunday: Margaret Lee

A photo of Margaret Lee standing in her studio


Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Margaret Lee. Lee is an artist, writer, and gallerist based in New York. In her artistic practice, Lee is known for installation and sculptural works that use common, everyday objects and aesthetics, combining them in novel ways to create a new visual language.


Look at all the bizarre and interesting objects in Lee’s studio! I really like that pumpkin that’s under her desk, on a plinth and…

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Short Prose: Writing by Frédérick Wolfe

An illustration by Marie-Eve Tremblay for Des roches plein les pochesDes roches plein les poches, illustration by Marie-Ѐve Tremblay


Frédérick Wolfe is a French-Canadian author and screenwriter. Frédérick has produced writing for a number of television series, as well as a children’s novel and several pieces of short prose for the Prix de la Nouvelle Radio-Canada.


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I’m really interested in Frédérick’s children’s book, “Des roches plein les poches”…

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Concerts, Recordings, and Publications by Robert Shea

The cover of Robert Shea's album Post LogicalPost Logical album cover

Robert Shea is a musician and writer from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career, Robert has produced and promoted numerous concerts, recordings, and publications, including the founding of Map Music, a Vancouver-based record company which operated from 1996 to 2002.

A photo of a guest DJ at a venue in the 90'sGuest DJ with Markem for SOL


It’s great to look through Robert’s portfolio because there’s a clear sense of the artist’s love for…

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Esoteric Guidance: Art and Writing by Allison Rennie

The front page of a handmade book by Allison RennieNuthatch Handmade Book Cover, canvas with Japanese stab stitch binding


Poet and artist Allison Rennie creates work in a range of media including text, visual art, and esoteric guidance. Allison’s writing, bookmaking and photography fit into her spiritual practice as tangible entryways into more meditative thinking.


A poem by Allison RennieElegy for Nuthatch, original poem

I enjoy the way that Allison presents her poetry on her portfolio website. Each…

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3 Steps to a Winning Exhibition Proposal

So you think you’ve got the artistic chops to create your own unique art exhibition. How do you prove it to the gallery owners and curators who will potentially be showing your work? Writing exhibition proposals for shows is an extremely valuable skill to have as an artist. You don’t necessarily need to be a great writer to write an exhibition proposal – the most important thing is that you have a clear idea of what you want the…

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Art Writers and You

Writing is an important aspect of any artistic career – not only what you write about your own work, i.e. artist statements or descriptions of pieces, but also the writing that is done about your work, once you get it out into the world where people can see it and have opinions about it.


Art critics and art writers help the art world turn by guiding trends in art and promoting artists who are making really interesting work. While…

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