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Category Archives: Artist Resources

The Feminist Art Movement


Written on August 24, 2010 at 3:04 am, by

The Feminist Art Movement profoundly influenced contemporary art practices. It introduced feminist content and gender issues; nonhierarchical uses of materials and techniques; and the idea of a multiple-voiced, fluid subject. The women’s art movement has championed the idea that gender is socially and not naturally constructed; validated non-“high art” forms such as craft, video and performance art; questioned the cult of “genius” and “greatness;” and placed an emphasis on pluralist variety rather than concepts of totalizing universalism.

Categories: Artist Resources, Diversity, Feminist art, This and That, Uncategorized, Women Artists

My Art Appears on Refrigerators All Over The Country


Written on August 16, 2010 at 9:47 pm, by

I’m a firm believer in using several kinds of art cards as visual reminders of my artwork with my contact information attached to get my art out in the world. Sometimes it takes a while for people to be in a position to purchase a piece and I want to make it easy to find me when the time comes. I’ll talk about the many kinds of art cards and their uses.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Charity, Fundraising, Promotional Materials, This and That, Uncategorized

Making Art Makes You More Aware


Written on August 10, 2010 at 10:35 am, by

Its wonderful to see students new to art learn that “creating art makes you more aware” of all there is to see and to come to understand that one of the major jobs an artist does is to notice and document this amazing world so others can see it too.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Workshops and Classes

Teaching Art to Learn How to be an Artist


Written on July 25, 2010 at 4:16 am, by

We are focusing on art making as a way to think and draw upon what we already know about what we need to survive and prosper as artists and as balanced human beings.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Uncategorized, Workshops and Classes

Still, Still Thinking About Career Development for Artists


Written on July 19, 2010 at 4:58 am, by

My art making is a process of visual exploration of ideas or concerns. The resulting artworks document my creative and critical thinking. After a process of editing I choose the best of the visual texts to share with the world.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor

Still Thinking About Career Development For Artists


Written on July 9, 2010 at 2:17 am, by

You might think its talent or education that is required to make art, and while both are foundational repeatedly you will hear artists talking about acquiring three things, 1) adequate time, 2) adequate space, and 3) adequate money.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Uncategorized

Thinking About Career Development for Artists


Written on July 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm, by

My next few blog posts will be the text of an interview I gave not so long ago that outlines my thoughts on career development for contemporary artists through the lens of my personal experience.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That

I always wanted to be an artist…


Written on June 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm, by

I am one of those people who has always identified as an artist. I became one of the kids in my school known as an artist and I loved that attention.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Diversity, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Women Artists

Hello Brave Souls!


Written on June 18, 2010 at 1:00 am, by

Careful looking inspires me. Painting has given me permission to spend a long time looking carefully at how a flower or leaf is constructed. The same is true when I decide to consider a social or cultural issue.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor, Women Artists