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Federico Hewson

[T]here’s socially engaged art, there’s socially engaged business, and there can also be socially engaged horticulture; flowers working for different social issues, whether that’s fundraising or awareness or development. Federico Hewson is a writer, curator, and activist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Hewson is the creator of the Valentine Peace Project and an advocate for […]

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Choosing A Safe Venue to Sell Your Art or Craft Online and Entering Competitions That Respect Your Copyright

By now most artists are preparing for the fair weather art show and festival season, yet many will also be grooming their websites for the occasion and perhaps looking for more places to sell their work online, including art sales websites and competitions. This can be an overwhelming experience due to the sheer number of such venues in existence today, and those with any understanding of the importance of the metadata in their images might question which sites will be faithful to them and which will not.

We have found LinkedIn.com to be a wealth of art resources, and recently we found that LinkedIn member ArtsyShark had published a list of 125 places to sell your art or craft online. With links, and without any endorsements. This fabulous compilation has now been increased to 150 online art marketing websites, and the post’s author has given permission for bloggers and artist

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Design Thinking Needed in Collaborative Workplace (from The pARTnership Movement)

Fostering and managing innovation is a continuous challenge for businesses. To meet this challenge it is critical to build a workplace culture that supports failure as an inevitability on the path to innovation. Artists and designers are taught that their best work is a result of these failures and progress can be made by revisiting […]

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STEM to STEAM: Finding a Seat at the ‘Cool Kids’ Table

STEM is like the most popular kid in school these days. Everyone wants to sit at the same lunch table and share Doritos. Fortunately for the arts community, we have a powerful resource as the national conversation transforms from STEM to STEAM: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced the formation of […]

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Do Business Executives Believe Artistic Pursuits Add Value to Their Work? (from The pARTnership Movement)

Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class is now 11 years old, and the notion that left-brained corporate types can benefit from right-brained creative types is acknowledged as gospel. Although Florida’s work has resulted in blue-chip value for “creative thinkers,” there is no empirical evidence to show whether business executives claim any workplace value […]

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VARA and the Rights and Responsibilities of Oregon Artists and Galleries

Checking in at LinkedIn the other day, we found an interesting discussion with information to clarify the rights and responsibilities of galleries to artists and vice versa. An artist presented this question:

I recently requested my former gallery give me the list of clients who’ve purchased my work. While the owner said he will comply with the law, he understood the law to be that he simply has to tell me the name and the city that the person is from. I told him I would be back to him with the specifics of the law. can anyone tell me the name, or legal code the law if known by, as well as the specifics of the law?

Also, how does the artist know that the gallery doesn’t just give him the names of the gallery owner cousins and friends in an effort to keep the artist from bothering them

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Career Development Workshop: Meet the Press with Mandy Valencia

Mandy Valencia, reporter for the Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune came and spoke to us today about how artists can more effectively work with the press.  The press REALLY wants our  stories, but they are super, super busy, so she gave us tips on how to better get our story heard. Be simple, […]

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Fourth of July Parade Winners!

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Ashland Art Center won the Grand Prize in the 2012 Ashland City Parade! Come down to the Art Center to view the trophy!! Filed under: Events Tagged: art, artist, Ashland, ashland art center, business, City of Ashland, event, July 4

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Career Development Workshop – Getting Your Art Published in Magazines with Leah Mebane

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Learn how to get feature articles about your art, craft or product published in magazines and other publications. This is the best form of free advertising and leads to more sales and exposure than most paid advertising. Leah Fanning Mebane is a professional fine artist and owner of Earth Paints LLC (natural earth paint kits) …

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MFAs Instead of MBAs: Artists in the Business World (from The pARTnership Movement)

So, an artist walks into an office… I know, it sounds like the start of a bad joke. But many artists start their careers or support themselves by taking “day jobs.” Andy Warhol worked in advertising. Modest Mussorgsky was a civil servant. Franz Kafka investigated personal injury cases for an insurance company. But is an […]

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