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Tuesday’s Bragging Rights

Congratulations to smARTist Alumni Thyra Moore!

Who was recently selected by National Watercolor Society to have one of her paintings selected for their upcoming annual exhibit and an invitation to apply for their signature membership.

The acceptance message:

‘C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!! It is both an honor and a pleasure to inform you that your painting has been accepted by our jury of selection for the forthcoming NWS 92nd Open Annual Exhibition held at NWS headquarters in San Pedro, California. Your painting has been chosen from a huge response to our call to artists to send in their very best work. This means that your work is among the most prestigious in the country! We share your excitement and look forward to meeting you and admiring your painting first hand.’

To find out more about Thyra Moore you can visit her website: http://www.thyrafineartistry.com

Congratulations Thyra!

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Tuesday’s Bragging Rights

Congratulations to smARTist Alumni Kathleen O’Brien for being selected as the Artist of the Month at The Art List.

Kathleen O'Brien - Song Sparrow Egg

Since the beginning of my art career in 1968, I have persistently empowered my life and art with the perceptible transformative presence of energy. Nature is an enduring source of inspiration, and its essence is palpable in all my work. Art is a spiritual practice that I approach with the intention to transmit the beauty I encounter. I have exhibited my artwork in over 100 venues nationally, consult and teach.

I was born in Japan and lived in Italy, Colorado and many places in between. I am primarily self-taught, and am grateful to my first teacher, my grandfather, and the classes I attended at Kunstshule Rödel, Germany, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, and the Naropa University, Boulder, CO. I acknowledge my spiritual teachers, Wallace Black Elk and other Native American Elders, who impressed on me the aliveness of the Earth. I work full time from the home studio I designed and my husband built at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary. I am a recipient of the 2012 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.

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As one of the benefits of receiving this honor, her art is currently featured on The Art List’s Facebook Fan Page showing a collage of her artwork.

Dear Friends, winning this honor makes me happy! On this link you can find my interview and art.

For those of you who are artists, I recommend subscribing to The Art List. It is the best source for opportunities I have found.
~Kathleen O’Brien

You can learn more about Kathleen at her website http://www.kathleen-obrien.com.

Congratulations Kathleen!

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What Do Art, Tango, and a smARTist Alumni Have In Common?

On March 22, 2012 smARTist alumni, Amadea Bailey, is going to take showing in a restaurant to a whole new level.

Not only is the owner of this very classy establishment preparing a special menu just for Amadea’s exhibit, but she will be performing one of her other creative forms of expression at the opening: the Tango!

This is a perfect example of when showing in a restaurant can be spectacular.

Not just any restaurant. Not just any opening. But one that engages and creates an exciting event for serious potential buyers and collectors!

This is exactly what Jack White, at smARTist 2012, spoke about – and what has been the backbone of his multi-million dollar art career: creating exciting events for his audience.

AND, Amadea has been coming to the annual smARTist Conference since the beginning. She has even credited smARTist for moving her from part-time artist to full time!

Isn’t it time you said yes to your art career?

If you are in LA, don’t miss this. Here’s Amadea’s invitation

You’re invited!

What: ART and TANGO: Join me for an art show featuring a selection of large and small-scale abstractions as well as works on paper.  The venue is an elegant Italian restaurant, Il Moro in West Los Angeles.
Please come for dinner as the owner is making a special menu for my guests (also possible to order off of the regular menu). Reservations for are recommended. Please call (310) 575-3530 to make a reservation.

At 10:00p.m. there will be a tango performance with Amadea and Moti Buchboot. Not to be missed!!!

When: March 22nd, 2012 from 8:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. The tango performance begins at 10:00p.m.

Where: 11400 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Check out my Facebook Event to RSVP. I hope to see you all there!


Coming Soon the smARTist 2012 Conference Home Study Edition – get on the list today to be one of the first to know when it is ready!

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Courage in a Conference

As you may know, “Tuesday’s Bragging Rights” is an exclusive feature for the Alumni of the smARTist Telesummit – those artists who make a commitment to take their art careers to the next level – no excuses.

And every year, from the time the conference /telesummit begins–and for months and months afterwards–the artists who come tell me heart singing stories.

Here’s the latest one…

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