The Strength of Artists as a Community

©Gail Haile, Setting Sun Mandala. Photo collage. Used with permission.

I struggle for ways to acknowledge this solemn anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Should I ignore the date on my calendar, or try to write something profoundly moving?

©Gail Haile, Setting Sun Mandala. Photo collage. Used with permission.

Usually I ignore the date in my emails and on my blog, which seems more appropriate for my audience. This year I had an idea to use this space to focus on one

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Notes From an Artist Lecture

Doug Casebeer

As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014.

Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site.

There is so much wisdom here that I’ve decided to share them in their raw form. Enough time has passed since I first heard these

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3 Artist Stories To Inspire You

Brad Reyes Art

I haven’t been telling you about all of the amazing thing my members, students, and followers are doing and I’m going to try to do a better job of this. Starting now.

I hope these three stories inspire you.

1. Holly Wilson

Holly Wilson presents her audacious idea at Art Biz Makeover in October of 2013.

Holly Wilson, a member of the Art Biz Incubator, was nervous and shaking as she presented an

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Collaborate & Advocate on Behalf of Your Art

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Janice McDonald’s Budding (collage) is projected as a backdrop during Patricia Renzetti’s “Reflections” ballet in Denver. Photo by Rachel Graham.

I encourage you to stop and think about what it means to be part of a worldwide community of artists.

Really. Stop now. Think about it.

Even if the proclamation of National Arts & Humanities Month (October) is for the U.S., we know that national boundaries are fuzzier because of

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Are you taking action or just reading?

Cathy Savage, Follow the North Star

Cathy Savage has made great strides as an artist since buying a copy of I’d Rather Be in the Studio on year ago. Read about her accomplishments.

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Keeping an Eye on Other Artists

Gwen Vermeulen

Don’t think of competition as a bad thing. Instead, consider it a challenge. Competition can get you up in the morning and motivated. Competition can drive you to do better work and become more focused on your career and where you want it to go.

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Marketing lessons from a hair stylist

Marketing lessons are all around us if we pay attention. Guest blogger Michael Lynn Adams shares a personal experience with his hairdresser–one that taught him at least three lessons for his art career.

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You never know where the Angel Snakes will appear next

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Generating buzz in the New Year

A couple of interesting stories featuring our own Denver artists might be of interest to you.

Self-described "Non-Starving Artist" Bob Ragland talks about making a living as an artist in this National Public Radio short segment. Bob is great! He advocates paying off your mortgage, living debt free, and wants to help other artists do the same. He even wrote me a delightful fan letter, enclosed in this one-of-a-kind envelope.Continue Reading…

Lucrative art careers

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