Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Monday’s Featured Quote

“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.”

~ Dr. Seuss

Adryanna B. Ciera

www.AdryannaBCiera.com

 
 

No comments

Monday’s Featured Quote

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant,
there is no such thing. Making your
unknown known is the important thing.”

~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Lucy Dickens

www.LucyDickensFineArt.com

 
 

No comments

Monday’s Featured Quote

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

~ Edward Hopper

Christine Montague

www.ChristineMontague.com

 
 

No comments

Monday’s Featured Quote

“Every good painter paints what he is.”

~ Jackson Pollock

Patty Sgrecci

www.PattySgrecci.com

 
 

No comments

Monday’s Featured Quote

“To be an artist is to believe in life.”

~ Henry Moore

Artist Gregory Reade

www.GregoryReadeSculpture.com

 
 

No comments

Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.ljafineart.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

No comments

Friday’s Featured smARTist

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

www.lilaturjanski.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

 

No comments

Let there be light!

Years ago I became aware of how many times, upon meeting me for the first time, someone would ask, “Are you an artist?”

Now, let me be clear. I don’t flaunt orange hair and nose piercings. I don’t even wear flamboyant, artsy clothes. (Pretty, yes. Sometimes beautiful, yes. Just not what I would call “artsy,” which conjures up, in my mind, gorgeous handmade yummies.) And I certainly don’t turn up in torn jeans with paint all over them.

Nevertheless, that question – Are you an artist? – seems to travel everywhere I do. And it always makes me…

Keep reading

15 Comments

Brave New Art World: Part 2

For a community whose currency is imagination, I was surprised I didn’t get a bit more sci fi in the comments last week.

Personally, I can’t imagine anything more exciting than peeking into the future of technology and the visual fine arts. When you look at what’s happened so far, it seems as if the next generation of adventurers and explorers will only be limited by whatever keeps them from expanding the boundaries of imagination.

The other surprise I had last week was when I dropped a big hint that no one took me up on.

From Brave New Art World: Part 1:

I watch iTunes and Pandora bring music to the masses and long for a **visual art venue that would do the same.

I confess to a wee bit of shenanigans here, because… 

Keep reading

14 Comments

Confidence (Part 1 of 5) – 3 Ways to Heat Up Your “Studio Confidence”

The comments you left on my last post about confidence made me realize this is a subject begging for more.

So let’s shake it out.

Let’s take each of the five points I made, last week, and expand in as many directions as we can in a 5-part series. (Well, if you count last week that would be 6 parts ;-) but who’s counting?)

And, I’m going to need your help for this. I’ll be able to nail down a few ideas, but it’s you, out there in the studio day after day, who can tell me what I can’t even imagine.

Here’s what I’m looking for, from you

Keep reading

14 Comments

You Need Galleries in More Than One City

 

   

Arlie Regier - Stainless Steel

 

 

Arlie Regier - Stainless Steel

When the sculptor Arlie Regier first came to me in 1994, he was as unknown an artist as I was a gallery owner.  But I instinctively realized that his works, some of them composed of 5000 pieces of stainless steel, would find a broad audience if I could just succeed at promoting him.  Man, did that take years of hard work for both him and me.  A new artist (he was 64 at the time) is always slow to be recognized.  But if you believe in the work and the artist…

Keep reading

1 Comment

When Disaster Strikes, You Strike Back

This story is lifted from Living the Artist’s Life.  It happened eleven years ago now, a good time to review past disasters, and recoveries. Something to remember in these times, when people might be wondering about the nature of “recovery.”

It was in March of 1997 that the manager of the Hotel Savoy, where my first gallery was housed, called me one Sunday night.  He asked if I was watching TV…

Keep reading

3 Comments

Friday’s Featured smARTIST

Breathe in the creativity, breathe out your own.

Gregory Reade - Heightening Expectations

Gregory Reade- “Heightening Expectations”

www.gregoryreadesculpture.com

Friday’s Featured smARTIST
are all alumni of the smARTist Telesummit

No comments

Starting Low, Ending High

"Mark Twain" by Jim Brothers

"Mark Twain" by Jim Brothers

I placed Jim Brothers‘ monument of Mark Twain in Hartford, CT after an earlier deal fell through with a scheming Missouri businessman who tried to “commission” the piece from Jim, meaning the guy wanted it for next-to-nothin’. The City of Hartford bought it in 1994-although for far less than what Jim gets now.

Why did I take the lesser price?

Keep reading

No comments

Is Quirky Art Real Art? Part II

Okay, so this art is really not in question at all. And the materials aren’t exactly “quirky.” And yet… something about the whole way these images landed in my inbox gave these the same aura of quirkiness as our Marzipan babies of last week.

Heather Jansch - untitled
Heather Jansch – untitled

 

After these driftwood and oak horses turned up in an email, without an artist’s name, I was compelled enough to go searching on Google.  “Driftwood horses” did not lead me to the artist’s website, but to another website,  where I did find her name and her website: Heather Jansch.

What I found most interesting, on this viewing adventure, was that the presentation of her images was so much better on the website that was not her own.

And herein lies a caution tale for artists:

Keep reading

6 Comments