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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 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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CaFE™ Upcoming Opportunities Calls to Artists

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to to apply to one of these opportunities. We’ve edited the list to reflect opportunities available to Oregon artists. Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

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things that hold mystery

Things That Hold Mystery, by Roxanne Evans Stout

This cold month of January… a time of self reflection looking closely and seeing the mystery. The mystery of a tiny object. You touch it and wonder, how it was created. How a piece of art is created. How our art weaves through and around us. And I asked this question again to my new students: What is the thread that weaves through your art? And here are some of their answers. The mystery is…

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