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Malena Assing: Tripping the Light Fantastic on Plexiglas

Malena Assing: Tripping the Light Fantastic on Plexiglas

Malena Assing’s photographic explorations of color, light and emotion

Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

A former art director and illustrator in magazine publishing and advertising, François Chartier now takes a theatrical approach to photorealism.

Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow

Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow

Here are some of our favorite blogs, with success as the goal and passion as the driving force, that cater to helping starving artists eat—or at least kill some time.

Marketing Made Easy

Marketing Made Easy

Marketing through social media can reach a vast audience. With so many websites, however, properly spreading the word can be time-consuming and downright onerous. Fortunately, there are plenty of social media- management tools that can help.

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.

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.

Anatomy of an Art Colony

Anatomy of an Art Colony

Throughout the country, art colonies give artists the tools they need to create, sell and hone their craft and to network with other artists.

Inside the Mind of an Art Critic

Inside the Mind of an Art Critic

Richard Speer doesn’t spook easily. As art critic for Willamette Week, Portland’s highly regarded alternative weekly newspaper, Speer has strolled through galleries in and around the Oregon city for more than a decade. He’s seen unsettling creative work, including William Pope.L’s giant reverse image of the United States made out of 5,000 rotting hot dogs. He’s also seen an upscale-gallery show featuring the paintings of Rama—a 21-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo. Still, when Speer walked into Breeze Block Art Gallery in Portland’s Chinatown arts district last March, he felt as if he’d entered a haunted house … albeit one from someone’s bland, colorless childhood.

How to Work with Galleries

A roundtable discussion of artists’ most-asked questions by Terrence Lynch “How do I get my work into an art gallery? What can a gallery do for me? What would a gallery ask of me?” There comes a point in most artist’s careers when he or she confronts the question: “Can I make a living at […]

Your “No Excuses” Daily Top 10 for Sales Success

Start—and end—every day in a great way at your gallery by Linda Mariano Start your year off right! Whether you’re new to the art business or an experienced gallery owner, dealer or artist, to make this year a good one you need to know the sales basics that serve as the foundation for a successful […]

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