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Ask the Art Professor: How do I Get Started Making My Art Again?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The most important priority at this stage for you is to simply get started with the actual hands-on process of making artwork. Getting started can actually be the most difficult part of the creative process if you haven't been working for a long period of time.

Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

The metaphysical equation and question: Where does the essence of the artist (the creator) end and the form called the creation begin? This question gives new meaning to the age old adage, "As within, so without."

Summon Your Inner Songwriter

Tom Sturges | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
Tom Sturges

Successful Songwriting is not a science by any means. It's an art, by every means. Everyone who practices it practices it very differently. It appears in different forms through myriad channels and inspirations.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can an Artist Bypass Galleries and Sell Directly to Their Audience?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While in-person events can be lucrative for artists, they generally occur only annually, and therefore cannot provide a steady flow of income.

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Busting It Out

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Bettina Hubby is an interdisciplinary artist with an impulse towards collaboration and integrating daily life into her art (and vice versa), all with large doses of humor.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Explain to Potential Clients That Artists Need to Be Paid?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

I get emails all the time from people asking to use images of my artwork for free. At the beginning of my career, I figured these requests were an opportunity for me to get exposure. The problem is that once you grant permission for someone to use your artwork, you basically lose all control over how your artwork will be used.

Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Make the Transition to Teaching Art at the College Level?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Today, saying you want to be a full-time art professor is basically like saying you want to be an A-list movie star.

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Creative People: 4 Simple Sayings That Can Change Your Life

Anthony Meindl | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Anthony Meindl

If you break your life down to its most basic, what is there? Love. Gratitude. Forgiveness. Letting go. (Sure there's power and sex and conflict but ...

Ask the Art Professor: Is the Internet Necessary to be a Successful Artist?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Think about it this way: if you don't use the Internet to promote your art, what would you use? Print media?

The Unexpected Ways Art Reduces Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

A stirring play or poetry reading isn't going to eliminate the stressors in your life. But art that moves you will enrich your experience of your days, strengthen your creativity, and flat out make you feel fantastic.

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Ask the Art Professor: What Can a Painting Student Do to Be Relevant in a Digital World?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The digital world we live in has created a common misconception that incorporating digital media into your artwork is imperative to be relevant as an artist today. Actually, there are many contemporary artists out there working in traditional, hands-on processes who are very successful.

Ask the Art Professor: Should I Pursue a Career in Fine Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The prevailing piece of advice that I give to my students when they worry (which is all the time) about a career in fine arts is this: no matter what happens, don't live your life with a sense of regret.

Mark Nilsson: Banging on the Art World's Door With a Brush (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Step outside NY's Museum of Modern Art onto 53rd street, and you'll find NY's most talented treasure, working -- unbeknownst to him -- toward hard-earned artistic stardom.

An Entry/Exit Blur

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Kiki Seror's work vibrates actively between concepts of seduction, sexuality, privacy and voyeurism, engaging herself and the viewer in moments of intimacy and surprise.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

She uses iconography that employs specifically feminine symbols, such as braids--which for Olivieri connote "the passage of time."

State of the Art: At Journey's End

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Chad Alligood and President Don Bacigalupi have recently wrapped up their epic adventure: meeting and talking with nearly 1,000 artists all across the United States in preparation for an unprecedented exhibition called State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

Falling Down the Economy's Rabbit Hole

Peter Bartczak | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Bartczak

When people say hang in there, it will get better, even they don't believe it. I am a grim reminder of what might happen to them and they don't want to catch what I have.

Artist Kerry James Marshall: Paint it Black

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices
Louisiana Channel

Imagine being seen for who you really are, inhabiting space as a central figure in the narration. In this powerful interview American artist Kerry James Marshall talks about how he explores the presence and absence of the black figure in art history.