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Cold Winter Still Lifes

Silvia here! I know it’s been a while and you are starved for some genuine Trujillo Art. Hopefully over the next few days I’ll get a bunch posted up here to share with you. Thanks for your patience! It’s hot and smokey here in the Rogue Valley, so I thought I’d start with some of […]

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My Trip to Paris — Part One: The Drawings

I went to Paris for the first two weeks of May this year and my trip was entirely focused on studying art. I went to the Louvre six times – not nearly enough. I also visited the Orsay, Musee Bourdelle, Montmartre, saw Velasquez show at the Grand Palais, popped into the Musee Carnavalet and I […]

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Woman Made Gallery Releases New Study on Gender Representation in Major US Commercial Galleries

Woman Made Gallery study results

Report’s Release Timed to Coincide with WMG’s presentation of “The Gallery Tally Poster Project” and “Feminism (n.): Plural” exhibitions, May 15 – June 25, 2015 ___________________________________________________________ CHICAGO, IL- In conjunction with its forthcoming exhibition The Gallery Tally Poster Project, Woman Made Gallery has issued a Report on Gender Representation in US Commercial Galleries, based on data collection conducted by WMG staff in 2013. The resulting Report is a team effort on the part of WMG staff and Board: Former Gallery Coordinator Ruby Thorkelson led the study and worked with gallery interns to collect the data, which was subsequently reviewed by WMG Board member Monica Staco, a specialist in marketing research with over ten years of consumer insights, strategy and research experience. An infographic visualizing the final data was created by WMG Board member Erin Waser, a graphic designer for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). The Report consists of an infographic

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Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

Downtown Medford, by Sarah F. Burns

I’m gearing up for a landscape painting workshop in June, prepping my slide lecture and picking out great places to paint. I like my classes to be fun and relaxed while being focused and rigorous. We’ll be focused on oil painting, but drawing with charcoal or graphite would be a great option for those who […]

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Portrait of Sparro, from Ilene Geinger’s studio sessions. Filed under: Drawing, figure, Portrait Tagged: clothed, drawing, figure, graphite, male, pencil, portrait, sarah, sarah f burns, sketch, study

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Gross Anatomy for Artists Workshop

The workshop I just attended was amazing – we drew a model every morning and in the afternoons we studied cadavers at Standford Medical School.  What an experience.  These photos are from the first day – you can see me in the pink sweater with the face mask – looking frightened.  First day was freaky, […]

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Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists

NEA Arts Data Profile Series: Issue 1

Title of Dataset EEO Tables for 2006-2010

Periodicity Every 10 Years

Source/Sponsor U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey; Multiple Agencies

Research Topic Artists in the Workforce; Other Arts/Cultural Occupations

Notable Features

Micro-geographic coverage. Data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, metro and micro areas; counties; and “places” Detailed occupations (including self-employed workers) Demographic and socioeconomic variables include age, gender, race and ethnicity, citizenship, disability status, industry affiliation, earnings, education level, employment status, place of residency, and place of work

National Overview

There are 2,081,735 million artists in the United States, identified by the occupation to which they which devoted the most hours in a given week. These artists fall into one of 11 occupations, and together they compose 1.35 percent of the total workforce.


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Arms! Anatomy Study Club

My artist buddy Ted Helard and I have been kicking around the idea of having regular co-dependent (I know, I know, but not the co-dependent that’s bad!) anatomy study sessions where artists take turns picking the model, picking the area of study and kind of leading the group for three hours.  We all contribute but […]

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