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Monday’s Featured Quote

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”

~ Vincent van Gogh

Sara Drescher Braswell, "Past Present Future"

www.ArtBySaradb.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”

~ Francis Bacon

Marilyn MacGregor's Working Mothers Handmade Art Book

www.MarilynMacGregor.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“When you ask creative people how they did something,
they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it,
they just saw something.”

~ Steve Jobs

John Currie, Steadfast

www.JohnCurrieFineArt.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.”

~ Henry Miller

smARTist Alumni: Marianne Post

www.MariannePostStudio.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“It’s not what you look at that matters,
it’s what you see. ”

~ Henry David Thoreau

smARTist Alumnit: Malena Bisanti-Wall

www.MBWStudio.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“It’s not what you look at that matters,
it’s what you see. ”

~ Henry David Thoreau

smARTist Alumni: Marianne Hornbuckle

www.ContemporaryAbstractPainter.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions
drown out your own inner voice.”

~ Steve Jobs

smARTist Alumni: Marcia Middleton

www.MarciaMiddleton.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

~ Pablo Picasso

Catherine Arnold - Two Cats

www.ProlificPortfolio.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“To practice any art, no matter how well
or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Ulla Vaatanien - Tulips

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

~ Scott Adam

Paula Zima - Perfect Balance

www.PaulaZima.com

 
 

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Monday’s Featured Quote

“The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.”

~ John Updike

Artist Teena Robinson

www.ShutterAndBrushFineArt.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.”

~ Emile Zola

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. ~ Emile Zola
Patricia Barnett’s Profile on Society of Western Artists

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

~ Twyla Tharp

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~ Twyla TharpArt is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~ Twyla Tharp
www.KerrieBWrye.Blogspot.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

The world is but a canvas to our imagination. ~ Henry David Thoreau
www.ArtByMaz.com

 
 

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The Value of Art – Individual vs Humanity

ariane of smartist_value of art and humanity

A fellow artist sent me the link to this post because she knew that I’ve been chewing on the question “What is the value of art?”

What fascinates me is how this post, and the comments, focus on value through the consumer lens of an individual, potential collector or buyer asking, Why should I buy this?

Yes, I can see how artists ponder what motivates someone to purchase art (or not) from either an emotional, status, or investment perspective (the only three values offered in the post).

Yet I can’t help wondering how

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