Saturday, April 14, 2012

Artistic Traditions vs. Thomas Kinkade

The traditional, recommended career path for an artist today is to start out in an MFA program, where you learn how to build a portfolio and write an Artist’s Statement designed to appeal to the art world insiders. The standard resume of a late-career artist includes a long list of exhibitions, starting with juried shows, then invitational group shows, and finally solo shows. A particularly impressive resume will also include the names of prestigious collectors and museums that own works by the artist, a list of grants and commissions awarded by private and government organizations, a list of reviews in well-known newspapers and magazines, and a list of books in which the artist’s work has been published. The artist will create his or her work in a private studio, with all sales handled by a specific gallery.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last Call!

If you haven't gone to the Freight Street Gallery for the That's Women's Work II exhibit, time is running out. The exhibit will be open today, April 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.