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Unique content is best for your website and customer communications. But, smart use of third party text and photos can augment your marketing without stretching your resources. Just remember to respect copyright for content you didn’t commission or create yourself.

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A Picture’s Worth: Copyright Protected, part 1
Tips on hiring a photographer, using stock and social media images

1000 Words: Copyright Protected, part 2
Tips on sharing, getting media attention, and notes for nonprofits

NEA Approved for Arts Funding Increase

The House Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) voted unanimously to increase the federal arts agency’s budget by nearly $2 million.

David Smith

Mountains-Clouds-Haze, David Smith, Hong Kong, China, 12" x 15" oil on plywood

Mountains-Cloud-Haze, David Smith, Hong Kong, 12″ x 15″ oil on plywood

I’m happily painting every day again, to the neglect of other things, such as writing about painting. But I want to pass along a series of examples from the INPA 5, the latest international painting annual from Manifest Gallery. This detail, slightly cropped at the right edge, is of a painting done by David Smith, one of my favorite artists who exhibits regularly at Manifest in Cincinnati. He combines the subject and feel of classic Chinese scroll painting–misty camel-hump mountains–in a contemporary mode. Instead of water-based paint on paper, he’s using oil on plywood, and the integral role of the brushwork in traditional Chinese painting here has a gestural quality that reminds me of Richter’s abstraction. And yet it works perfectly to evoke nearly the same kind of world a Song dynasty painter-poet would have evoked. Would love to know more about Smith, how and why he paints in Hong Kong, and if he was born there or is an expatriate.


June at Art du Jour Gallery

Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi’s Beguiling Portraiture in Our Salon, and “Symphony of Colors” on Our Theme Wall! Art du Jour Gallery is proud to host in our Salon during June and July special guest artist Sheri Dinardi, an extraordinary artist whose works in oils have brought her national acclaim and many awards.  Her sunlit portraits of lovely young women… Read more →

Josie’s Story – Introducing Art On The Go!

A few years ago Fred purchased a Roadtrek RV with money from an inheritance he received from his mother. He named his new Roadtrek Josephine, in memory of his mother. After a few years of traveling all over the country, … Continue reading

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Here’s my brand new painting, “Dendritic Crystalization” for the…

Here’s my brand new painting, “Dendritic Crystalization” for the show Strange Paradise, opening June 2nd at Axis Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

If you’re interested in this piece, or would like an exclusive preview of my work before the opening, email me at [email protected]

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Plein Air Painting – Golden Gate National Park – Stefan Baumann The Grand View

In this video we travel with PBS, Plein Air Painter Stefan Baumann as he ventures into Golden Gate National Part and discovers a secluded place to paint in oils. Baumann host of The Grand View, Americas National Parks Through the Eyes of and artist, Inspires Millions to paint outdoors. To get a free book on painting go to The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through…

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I feel like a raindrop…

Hope whispered my name, Light danced through the glass. I’d go to the corners of the earth for you. Live your dance, tread gently but strong… and love the moments of this day.

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Announcements from Light Garden Glass Art

For anyone I told we were having a yard sale this weekend, I have cancelled due to rain. I have rescheduled for June 10th & 11th depending on weather. Glass Racks Finished Stained Glass Clear textured, stained glass cut offs Seconds, Trial Pieces, things that have been here too long….who knows what will hit the tables?! (also household overstock!) Too much stuff! Need to make some room for more cool product!

On May 11th Spectrum Glass announced that they are stopping production of all art glass at the end of June. As they are one of the largest art glass manufacturers in the United States so this is troubling to say the least. We rely heavily on Spectrum glass. It accounts for about 85% of our glass inventory, including System 96 for fusing. Uroboros has stepped up and agreed to continue producing the System 96 line. They have

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Ashland Art Center Classes, Events and News

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Ashland Art Center announces June 3 First Friday art event and lots of classes, workshops, and events for June 2016 and beyond!

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