Working as a Creative in the Rural Northeast

Creative EconomyIn our modern era of large corporations and mass-produced products, creative businesses and cultural institutions in rural America are navigating challenging times. Join us for a roundtable discussion with panelists from museums, theater, fine art, journalism/publishing, craft and a member of Upstate Creative as we discuss the challenge of managing a creative business, particularly in the rural Northeast. and share ideas and success stories and networking opportunities. . . . [...]

Artists Announced for Slate as Muse

Slate Valley Quarry, Slate Valley, New York

Give an artist a challenge and they will always deliver innovation. As the curator for Slate as Muse, I’m excited to announce the nineteen artists who will be exhibiting their artwork for this first-ever National Art Exhibition which will open on June 6, 2014 at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY. I knew I was taking a chance with this show. Slate has been quarried in small, isolated pockets of the U.S. and it is a rarely-used medium. It doesn’t have the “caché” of marble or soapstone. For sculptors, it chips and cleaves easily, adding an additional challenge to the creative process. For painters and other 2-D artists, using slate as a subject is a particular challenge and although it could be used as a canvas, we were looking for work that pushed the boundaries of merely “painting on slate.” . . . . [...]

From Artful to Vagabond and Back Again

Serena KovaloskyMedia scholar and art critic Marc Londo interviewed me recently for an article in Art Animal Magazine. We talked about everything – from how I became an artist to my thoughts on art marketing, to the value of art in a balanced lifestyle and how we can transcend the “starving artist” archetype. Marc wrote an exceptional article that expertly sums up the philosophy behind Artful Vagabond . . . . [...]

Getting Publicity - An Exciting New Service for Artists

Art Magazines

Getting publicity can be one of the toughest tasks of a working professional artist. Announcing an exciting new service offering publicity support for artists in all mediums . . . . [...]

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and the Lake George Paintings

Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunia No. 2, 1924. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 (91.4 x 76.2) Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Gift of The Burnett Foundation and Gerald and Kathleen Peters (1996.03.002) © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Used with permission.When people think of Georgia O’Keeffe, they see the iconic image she cultivated during her years in the American Southwest. This groundbreaking exhibition explores the often overlooked influence of her years in Lake George, NY and the surprising paintings she created at the time.

[Image credits: Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunia No. 2, 1924. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 (91.4 x 76.2) Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Gift of The Burnett Foundation and Gerald and Kathleen Peters (1996.03.002) © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Used with permission.] . . . . . . [...]