Magical art that’s selling

It’s a very happy day indeed when I get out and look at art. And today I saw the most wonderful exhibit at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery. It’s a terrific gallery that always has first-class exhibitions, but this was one of the best. (Thanks, Laura Tyler, for urging me to see it.)

On view are the magical images of Maggie Taylor, a digital artist who lives in Gainesville, Florida and does the most magical work. Many of the images on view were taken from her illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Modernbooks, Palo Alto). The works were beautifully framed to be cohesive and expertly installed in the space. I encourage you to look around Ms. Taylor’s website to be inspired.

The works on the wall were perfectly sympatico with the ceramic sculpture of Caroline Douglas, who lives

Get your art published in magazines–she did

Give away your exhibit catalog

Janice Mason Steeves, a client of mine, is opening a solo exhibit of new work in Ontario tomorrow at Abbozzo Gallery.

She and the gallery produced a lovely, small catalog, which chronicles Jan’s recent journey to Turkey for the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Sufi mystic, Rumi.

The catalog is available for sale through the gallery (about $7.80US), but Jan did something brilliant. She is offering it as a free download (PDF) on her Web site.

I suggested she have her webmaster put it in the menu column so that it appears on every page on the site. When you click on it, you’re taken to a page that describes the contents and gives you a link for downloading it. Check it out for yourself.

Jan could have gone one step further and put a mailing list

Art is selling on the Internet

Women’s creative spaces

Visiting David Castle’s studio

Not recommended: dying for the sake of your art career

My comment on the NBC Nightly News blog

In memory of . . .

Generate buzz about your art at your peril