Is There a Fine Art to Illustration?

Is There a Fine Art to Illustration?

The line between fine art and illustration is blurrier than the art world acknowledged just a few decades ago. Find out what sets illustrators apart from fine artists, and what brings them together.

Njideka Akunyili’s ‘Nwantini’

Njideka Akunyili’s ‘Nwantini’

Nigerian-born, U.S.-based artist Njideka Akunyili explores the dynamics of her culture and community through mixed-media art, melding limitless combinations of acrylic, charcoal, pastel, marble dust, colored pencils, oil, fabric or Xerox transfers into figurative collages with distinct narratives. Both critics and collectors have responded positively to her work. At Art Basel in 2012, five of […]

Exhibiting 101

Exhibiting 101

Despite today’s fast-paced world of social-media marketing and networking, there’s still no substitute for meeting customers and prospects in person. And there are few better places to accomplish just this goal than at a trade show.

Photographer Charlie Carter chooses path of tradition

Photographer Charlie Carter chooses path of tradition

Meet artist and photographer Charlie Carter. Clinging to the traditional means of the gelatin silver process, photographers like Carter continue the practice through the use of film and silver-coated papers.

From One Framer to Another: A Successful Store Owner Offers Assistance

From One Framer to Another: A Successful Store Owner Offers Assistance

A successful frameshop owner offers assistance in developing inexpensive, client-based programs to increase repeat business and referrals.

AMS Unveils New Products

AMS Unveils New Products

Art Materials Services expands its product line.

A Little Laser Goes A Long Way

A Little Laser Goes A Long Way

By Indu Chandrasekhar When Lisa Crabtree requested a mat cutter for Christmas some years ago, she had no idea the simple gift would lead to a dramatic upheaval in her life. A longtime information technology specialist in the Houston area, Crabtree had installed software for companies throughout the world for nearly 25 years. Armed with […]

Meg on Marketing: What’s Your Handicap?

Meg on Marketing: What’s Your Handicap?

Golf is a game that people either love or hate. A lot of money is spent by players at every level trying to improve their game. A serious golfer will use any tool, gimmick or gadget to enhance his swing or improve his distance. Most of these tools actually work to give the golfer an […]

Meg on Marketing: Help for Small Business

Meg on Marketing: Help for Small Business

Did you make big plans for 2013? A few months have passed since our annual turning of the calendar and it’s probably past time for some of us to check in with the goals we casually sketch out on notebook paper. If you’re like me, you’ve got big hopes for your business, but if you […]

Meg on Marketing: Customer Surveys

Meg on Marketing: Customer Surveys

We all are well aware of a simple fact in marketing – Acquiring new customers is five times more difficult and expensive than retaining existing ones. We also understand that customer satisfaction and loyalty are inseparable from the well-being and long term growth of the company. In other words, the success of our businesses depends […]

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