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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 […]

The Uphill Battle to Educate Young Artists

The Uphill Battle to Educate Young Artists

As federal funding for the arts becomes increasingly scarce, schools look for other ways to pay for their programs. By Marc Hopkins The 1980s motion picture Fame follows a group of aspiring artists at a New York City high school for the performing arts. The film’s climax features an elaborate musical performance, “I Sing the Body […]

The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

Artists share their abundant talents with worthy causes. By Linnea Jessup A creative spirit drives artists to make unique statements with their work. But artists also express their individuality through their efforts to help others. Whether locally or across the globe, artists use their resources and energy to support humankind in myriad ways. Through hard, […]

DECOR Expo Atlanta: A Design-World Mainstay Returns to Atlanta

DECOR Expo Atlanta: A Design-World Mainstay Returns to Atlanta

By Christine Schrum If you’ve been in the framing industry for some time, you’ve no doubt heard of or attended DECOR Expo Atlanta. A moulding-world mainstay for decades, the annual event was legendary for its exhibitions, education, special events and, of course, the mingling and connecting with peers. Two years ago, Redwood Media Group CEO […]

Framed in Hope: Framers & Artists Supporting Charities

Framed in Hope: Framers & Artists Supporting Charities

By Linnea Jessup Whether saving the environment or reaching out to individuals at home and abroad, art-industry partners support their communities through acts of kindness, financial assistance and a focus on better environments for all. These donations represent a year-round commitment for many of these professionals. They resolve to improve the world and individual living […]

Newsmaker: Christian Harwell Wins “International Design Star: Framing Edition” Competition

Newsmaker: Christian Harwell Wins “International Design Star: Framing Edition” Competition

Early this year, Christian Harwell of Cyrus Custom Framing & Art took home the grand prize at Larson-Juhl’s second annual “Design Star: Framing Edition” competition. He received a $500 Larson-Juhl moulding credit and now has the opportunity to collaborate with the Larson-Juhl Design Team on a new moulding collection. I am humbled beyond words for […]