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Local Marketing | How to Make a Thriving Art Career!

Advantages and challenges of local marketing Editor’s note: This post is an excerpt from my Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career book. What are some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Art, Art Marketing


I bought a block of Stonehenge Aqua Hotpress after seeing a lot of work from an artist who uses it well.  I'm not usually a fan of hotpress paper so we'll see.  I want something that gives me interesting texture without being a fussy as Yupo and something that's still paper.  This might be it! I like the texture it gives me and the way the paint doesn't soak in and can be pushed around.  I can also lift out a little and reshape areas after it's dried.   Interesting so far... And...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter, Yupo

Furloughed Government Workers Can Get Free Tickets to The Met 

As the government shutdown continues, The Met is offering furloughed federal government employees the opportunity for a little escape in the form of a free show at The Met.Read more...
Tags: Art, Free, Lifehacks, Government Shutdown

RA Summer Exhibition 2019 UPDATE + prediction re emphasis of selected work

This is an update about the background of the coordinator and people who make up the Selection and Hanging Committee of the Summer Exhibition 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts.  my prediction as to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Royal Academy of Arts, Making A Mark, Selection and Hanging Committee

Japan’s arty-pelago: Naoshima and beyond

Among shrines, rice fields and abandoned buildings, contemporary art has transformed 12 rural islands into a creative paradise – the setting for the 2019 Setouchi TriennaleI’m sitting on a concrete floor watching water droplets as they skitter across the smooth surface. Around me, other people seem equally transfixed. They stand in silent contemplation staring at beads of water bubbling up from tiny holes in the floor, or lie gazing at the vast domed roof, where two oval openings let natural lig...
Tags: Travel, Art, Asia, Japan, Art and design, Japanese food and drink, Cultural Trips, Japan holidays, Setouchi

The Artisans #2 - Stephen Winstanley, Niamh Wimperis and Rod Hughes

It's the second episode of the Victorian House of Arts and Crafts tonight - and further to my last post - The Artisans without a credit on Arts and Crafts House - I'm very pleased to say that since... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Crafts House, Rod Hughes, Making A Mark, Victorian House of Arts and Crafts, Stephen Winstanley Niamh Wimperis

His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Finances, Michael, Robert, Thomas, Jamie L, McKenzie, Wills and Estates, Vinalhaven (Me

Dr. Raymond G. Dobard (1947-2019)

Dr. Raymond G. Dobard, quilter, historian, Howard University professor and co-author of the best selling and influential book Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, has passed. Dr. Dobard was a professor of art at Howard University for 35 years and retired in 2010.  I remember his kindness when I visited his office at the School of Fine Arts there with notes I was gathering for what would become my book, Black Threads. Later we spoke on a panel in DC for a ...
Tags: Art, National Parks Service, Howard University, Underground Railroad, Kyra, School of Fine Arts, Raymond G Dobard, Dobard

Color as a Factor in Enhancing Student Learning

Everything is associated with a particular color. For painters, marketing professionals, and designers, it is vital to use various color shades to achieve business success. But very few know that color can affect learning abilities as well. Most educators admit that colorful desks and chairs along with glowing bulletin boards can turn a faded classroom into a bright place that holds students' attention. Colors do more than just animate a surrounding environment. They are so powerful that if use...
Tags: Art, Tools, Design, China, Inspiration, Paint, Illustration, Color Theory, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-CHANNELS, ColorSchemer Touch, Green Helps, Orange Enhances Mood Orange

Generational Change: Regional Theatre Pioneer Emily Mann Leaves McCarter

Mann didn’t just lead Princeton’s $23 million theatre from a respected regional outpost to a Tony-winning incubator of new work and new talent. While there she also built on an already ground-breaking career as a documentary-play creator and feminist director to create signature American works as Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. Her stamp is on not only generations of theatre artists but creative administrators as well. – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, Princeton, Tony, Mann, 01.15.19, Emily Mann Leaves McCarter

Playwright Ishmael Reed’s Problems With “Hamilton”

It’s a global phenomenon, and people ask me, “Why take on a global phenomenon?” You know what else is a global phenomenon? Gone With the Wind. I think Hamilton is probably the biggest consumer fraud since The Blair Witch Project. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Hamilton, Ishmael Reed, 01.15.19

How Performing Arts Centers Are Evolving For The 21st Century

‘We really see that we have a role in creating pathways for creative people who are local and who are in the community to create work, have their ideas and get their work onto a stage – pathways for their work to find its way out into the wider world. And then the other way is pathways into this region, bringing work from the rest of the world to Geelong to keep us excited about what the arts are. That’s one of the ways that we’re starting to think about it for ourselves.’ – ArtsHub
Tags: Art, Issues, Geelong, 01.18.19

Is It Problematic To Present All-Male Plays?

White, black, young and old: this is what an inclusive theatre looks like. That is absolutely what theatre should aspire to, but it does not mean that works of art should not tell stories that are rooted in specific communities. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, SJ, 01.16.19

The Mister Rogers Phenomenon

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see, or hear, or touch. That deep part of you, that allows you to stand for those things, without which humankind cannot survive.” – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, People, 01.17.19, Rogers Phenomenon

Trip to Japantown

After visiting the American Bookbinders Museum, we headed over to Japantown. Most Japanese immigrants to the United States arrived via San Francisco. According to Wikipedia, there used to be 43 distinct Japantowns in California, but that number has dwindled down to three. In addition to San Francisco, you can find Japantowns in both San Jose and Los Angeles. When you arrive at the San Francisco Japantown, you’re greeted by a torii gate (Sacred Bird gate) built in 1976. I had seen several torii g...
Tags: Art, Japan, California, Wikipedia, San Francisco, Supplies, United States, San Jose, Bookbinding, Book Arts, Elissa, Japantown, Kinokuniya, Historic Preservation Commission, Adhesive, San Francisco Japantown

Anne Midgette: I Was Wrong About Movie Music And The Concert Hall

“I saw ‘A New Hope’ with both the NSO and the BSO in September and found that the experience confirmed something I had started to suspect: As a classical music critic, I was clueless. That is: While I liked John Williams’s music just fine when I first saw the film at age 12, by the time I had attained legal adulthood, laden with a cargo of acquired snobbery about the superiority of Western civilization, I had learned, and bravely parroted, that ‘film music’ was somehow beneath me.”  – Washingto...
Tags: Art, Music, John Williams, Anne Midgette, BSO, NSO, 01.16.19

UK Government Invests $20 Million into Areas of Kent, Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth and Worcester

The UK Government is investing £20 million into cultural projects in the areas of Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth, Worcester and the Thames Estuary area of Kent. “This is an incredible opportunity that will not only help people build careers in the arts and culture locally but also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy,” says Jeremy Wright, […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Worcester, Art News, Minipost, Thames Estuary, Jeremy Wright, Kent Grimsby Wakefield Plymouth, Grimsby Wakefield Plymouth Worcester

Ed Fornieles Explores Investment and Share-trading in New Project

Artist Ed Fornieles is embarking on a new project, selling a series of works that ensure collectors a stake in future profits from the artist’s work. “It’s another way of sourcing capital for production and then rewarding that upfront cash with a percentage of the profits,” the artist says. “If you look at the current […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Ed Fornieles

The Transformational Aesthetics of DZHUS, an Ethical Brand with a Cutting-Edge View of Fashion

There is a whole new gene pool of designers out there that seem to pay no attention to the laws of cut-and-stitch or even to those of physics, for that matter. Transcending the limits between art and fashion, twisting the rules to create something authentic and, in some sense new, is a challenge that is frequently executed or at least attempted but hardly ever mastered – a quality that has set...
Tags: Art

MOCA to Close Pacific Design Center Location

MOCA LA is closing its exhibition space at the Pacific Design Center, the LA Times reports. “We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” says board Chairwoman Maria Seferian. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and [owner] Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including […]
Tags: Art, News, Pacific, Pdc, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Charles Cohen, Maria Seferian, MOCA LA

Hayward Gallery Taps Zoé Whitley as Curator

The Hayward Gallery has tapped Zoé Whitley as its new senior curator. “The mix of world-class and risk-taking programming consistently draws me to the Southbank Centre as a member of the public,” Whitley said in a statement. “I am so excited to now join the team when the organization is innovating interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration.” Read […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Southbank Centre, Whitley, Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery Taps, Zoé Whitley

The Renoir Family Had Daddy Issues

“The filmmaker Jean Renoir made a career of dismantling the beliefs of his absentee father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean satirized the aristocracy and upended his father’s saccharine scenes of leisure.” — The Paris Review
Tags: Art, People, Jean Renoir, 01.10.19, Pierre Auguste Renoir Jean

Boy With Allergy Denied Enrollment In Theatre Program, Igniting Conflict Over Access

The conflict that ensued over how the theater could accommodate Mason Wicks-Lim’s allergy eventually grew into a legal battle that created a rift in the community, highlighting the social struggles that people with food allergies often contend with, even as they fight for equal access. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, SJ, 01.16.19, Mason Wicks Lim

Boogie Fever: The Dance Plagues Of Medieval Europe

A widespread belief of the 15th century held that the bite of a tarantula could only be treated by wild, mad dancing; groups of people would be possessed by a compulsion to dance, and towns would pay musicians to play for the sufferers. (Hence the dance called the tarantella.) “In fact, mass epidemics of dancing have afflicted various parts of Europe since the seventh century, breaking out particularly in times of famine, disease, and political unrest.” — JSTOR Daily
Tags: Art, Europe, Dance, 01.10.19

Developing Authentic Disability Theatre, And Bringing It To The Public

“Theatre has the power to help us recognize the social forces that we have created as a society and allows us to envision how we can change them. To incite positive social change and critically alter the way society views differences, voices from the disability community must be included in what we present onstage.” Seattle dramaturg Andrea Kovich, who identifies as disabled, writes about two projects focused on the work of Deaf and disabled playwrights that she recently did with Sound Theatre ...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Seattle, SJ, 01.17.19, Andrea Kovich

DNA From Ancient Bones Has Researchers Rewriting Ideas About Our Origins. But.

But – these stories have been rewritten before in earlier scientific study. And before we declare a definitive new theory, there are questions… – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.17.19

'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration

Why Is The Font From The Covers Of Old Pulp Novels Suddenly Popular Again?

“In its first era of popularity, [Lydian] was all pop and pulp, but now it seems reserved for the task of adding just the slightest bit of a smirk to extremely straight-faced endeavors: elegant magazines, important books, experimental theater, and $80 ceramic pipes.” — Vox
Tags: Art, Words, 01.17.19

What Happens When The “End Of History” Proves To Be Wrong

Francis Fukuyama had a great idea. His “end of history” suggested a way of thinking about what was now happening to the world and synthesized the work of a number of philosophers. “The only flaw in the brilliance of The End of History was that its thesis turned out to be wrong, and wrong in a huge way.” – The New Republic
Tags: Art, Ideas, Francis Fukuyama, 01.16.19

Yalitza Aparicio, Star Of ‘Roma’, Becomes A Symbol Of, And For, Mexico’s Indigenous Women

“[She and the film have] started a national conversation about inequality, the treatment of domestic workers and who is welcome on the red carpet in a country where Indigenous women are rarely seen in magazines” — she’s now the first indigenous woman ever to appear on the cover of Vogue México — “much less at Hollywood awards shows.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Mexico, People, 01.17.19, Yalitza Aparicio Star Of ` Roma