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New paintings by Mary Kay Neumann, 'Art Still Has Truth, Take Refuge There'


Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by

In her new exhibition Mary Kay Neumann’s wet-into-wet watercolor florals are alive with emotions of joy, conflict, and and the intrinsic beauty of life.

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, donating art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Lessons in Creativity


Written on April 17, 2011 at 2:56 am, by

Accepting my limitations takes on a enjoyable sense of victory when I remember to treat those limitations as intellectual challenges that require me to find creative alternatives.

Categories: Ability, Artist Resources, Biographical, Disability, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Women Artists

Your Don’t Always Know What You Got ‘Til Its Gone so don’t let the Wisconsin Arts Board go!


Written on April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm, by

It will be easier to save the Wisconsin Arts Boards than get it back once its has been dissolved, so lets advocate to save the agency now so we have something to rebuild when our economy improves. Lets not regret in the future what we can work to save today.

Categories: Activist Art, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts

The Arts are Losing Ground in Wisconsin


Written on March 6, 2011 at 4:04 am, by

So what about the arts in all this turmoil? Why even think about the arts (except in terms of creative ways to protest)? What about the contributions of the arts to Wisconsin’s economy? Why spend money on supporting the arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board in times like these when so many things we value and count on are being slashed too?

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Reclaiming the Bluebird of Happiness in Art and Action


Written on November 23, 2010 at 2:30 am, by

My watercolor painting, Bluebirds Love Sumac, was painted in celebration of the fall sumac and the restoration of bluebird habitat. I’m delighted the painting was chosen for the cover of the 2011 Dane County Cultural Commission Calendar.

Categories: Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Fundraising, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor

Knots, Braids, and Twinings: An Artist Explores Social Media


Written on October 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm, by

I spent a rousing evening with the Arts Matters folks discussing the difference between using social media for ‘marketing’ your art and using it to build creative community (I’m an advocate for the latter).

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Promotional Materials, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Uncategorized, Women Artists

Building an Art Career: How to become a Juggling Women


Written on August 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm, by

There is no doubt about it, building an art career is a lot of work. It has been quite an interesting and productive period of time for me recently as I work to balance my multiple interests: art making, day job, teaching, and planning and promotions for future and current projects.

Categories: Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

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