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The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

How do conservators restore damaged art works, what does it cost, and how does it impact value? By Isabel Thottam Imagine walking through a beautiful exhibit of famous paintings at a museum. You look closely at a Picasso and lean forward in admiration. Suddenly, you lose your balance and, without thinking, latch onto the painting […]

Full Service

Full Service

Artblend owners Michael and Elaine Joseph cover all the bases of art management and consulting, offering their clients a path to success By Isabel Thottam A team of award-winning professionals, Michael and Elaine Joseph focus on current trends and technology to assist artists worldwide through their company, Artblend Inc. They use Artblend as a way […]

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Lisa Schuster had graduated from business school and was running an art publishing business before she ever tried her hand at painting. Someone who had always appreciated art, she’d never considered herself an artist, and, when she finally allowed herself the freedom to test out her skills at age 30, she found that she had […]

Goods for Good

Goods for Good

Christina Eldridge, co-founder of Red Dirt Shop, successfully combines business, art, and charity By Nicki Porter It’s one thing to create art with good intentions: to raise awareness for a cause, grant a voice to the oppressed, or just bring a little light into the world. But acting on those good intentions is another thing […]

Educator & Creator

Educator & Creator

High school art teacher Melanie Blood inspires students, who in turn inspire her own work By Meredith Quinn Art is often one of the first programs on the chopping block for many public school districts. But four-year high school art teacher Melanie Blood reveals that the skills students acquire while talking about their own art […]

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

What the Visual Arts Rights Act does and doesn’t protect By Alan E. Katz In 1958, a private collector donated an Alexander Calder mobile to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Calder crafted the mobile, “Pittsburgh,” of aluminum and iron—two signature Pittsburgh metals. Shortly thereafter, officials at the Allegheny County Department of Aviation decided to have the […]

The Power of Online Leads

The Power of Online Leads

Put LinkedIn to work for you. By Lance Evans Even if you’re in the business of art for the love of the craft, your ultimate success still comes down to making sales. Sales come from leads, which, depending on your business model, could come from patrons walking in off the street, advertisements in an arts publication […]

Sharing Cuban Stories

Sharing Cuban Stories

Stacy Conde, director of the Conde Contemporary art gallery in Miami, shines a spotlight onto the art stars of an inaccessible island nation By Meredith Quinn The stories of Cuba, a land so close yet so far away, are teaching the world about life and people’s struggles in an isolated country. Perhaps no one has […]

Behind the Art

Behind the Art

Artists share the process and inspirations behind their work. By Linnea Jessup Behind each artist and every painting, sculpture, and multimedia creation lies a fascinating story. Events, places, people and even something as simple as color or texture can inspire a work of art, and the stories behind a piece can help us gain a […]

Top East Coast Exhibits of Spring

Top East Coast Exhibits of Spring

These 15 exhibits in Boston, New York and Washington will keep you busy all up and down the East Coast this spring. By Megan Kaplon Spring on the East Coast—that wet, hopeful season—often begins as Bostonians are still removing the final dregs of winter from their driveways. As the season matures, it quickly transitions into […]

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