Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Postcard from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia (Part One)

May 17, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Greensboro with Linda Carlisle, Jim Gallucci of Jim Gallucci Sculptor Ltd. who designed the gates for the project, Scott Richardson of Light Designs Form who was the lighting designer for the project, and Chuck Cornelio President of Retirement Services for Lincoln Financial Group. You can […]

Continue reading Postcard from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia (Part One)

Postcard from Arkansas and Kansas, Part Two

March 26, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with Saralyn Reece Hardy, who directed the NEA’s museums and visual arts programs from 1999-2002. Saralyn’s now the director of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas As I […]

Continue reading Postcard from Arkansas and Kansas, Part Two

Postcard from Arkansas and Kansas, Part One

March 23, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with my fellow panelists from the creative placemaking discussion at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. From l-r: Joy Pennington, Arkansas Arts Council; Beth Weidower, Arkansas Delta Rural Heritage Development Initiative; Bob Hupp, Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Warwick Sabin, Oxford American This month the Art Works […]

Continue reading Postcard from Arkansas and Kansas, Part One

Postcard from California and Arizona, Part Two

Rocco Landesman and crew

March 9, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Ajo with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance staff who are working to restore Ajo’s town plaza. And now, here’s the scoop on the second part of my California and Arizona trip. After Los Angeles, it was on to Phoenix. There, of course, our host was […]

Continue reading Postcard from California and Arizona, Part Two

Postcard from California and Arizona, Part One

March 8, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Can you find me in this photo with the Watts Village Theater Co. and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission staff at the Rosa Parks metro station? Photo by Linda Chiavaroli, L.A. County Arts Commission I’ve been California—and Arizona—dreaming for the last couple of weeks. This was probably my […]

Continue reading Postcard from California and Arizona, Part One

Postcard from Evanston and Chicago

January 26, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Evanston meeting with local civic and arts leaders about the city’s Our Town project. Photos by Eric Palmer, City of Evanston, Illinois. Last week I was in Chicago for a tour of two great projects: the Our Town grant we made to the City of […]

Continue reading Postcard from Evanston and Chicago

Postcard from Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota

November 30, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with Mayor Roy C. Buol of Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by Ronald W. Tigges So I thought I’d work up an appetite for Thanksgiving with a pre-holiday trip to Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. We started out in Dubuque, Iowa, and met up there with Bill O’Brien, […]

Continue reading Postcard from Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota

Postcard from New York State

July 25, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with Louise Slaughter (and Rochester’s News Channel 10) during our visit to the George Eastman House. Photo courtesy of George Eastman House. I’m just back from a fairly intense and jam packed trip to western New York. We started in Schenectady where they were having the […]

Continue reading Postcard from New York State