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Serious collectors

A subscriber asked some tough questions: “You often use the term ‘serious collectors.’ What kind of person is this? How do they choose who to collect and who not to collect? Do they collect only artists that the marketers have made into a hot item? How large is the demographic? Where do they congregate? What do they like? What do they not like? How does one capture this market? As an artist is there more to this than just putting out good work?”...Read On

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Upcoming Art Shows

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Feb 14, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018 - MEXICO WINTER GETAWAY – Plein Air Painting and Figure Drawing

    mexico-pleinairTake a winter break! Join me, Hermann Brandt for one or both of these retreat/workshops in sunny Mexico.

    Casa Buena is a gorgeous art retreat center, right on the ocean. Jane Romanishko is a fabulous host and goes above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time. Included: Most art materials, meals, accommodation, a jungle-river boat trip and several sightseeing ventures. For beginner to intermediate level artists. Figure drawing (Feb 14-21) – from life; nude model. Plein air (Feb 21-28) – beach scenes, fishing villages and surrounding hills. I look forward to sharing a time of fun and learning.

    http://www.casabuenaartretreat.com/retreats.htm

     

     

  • Mar 11, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018 - Persephone’s Journal

    Julia-Morgan_Jump,Float,Fly Come to Taos to paint, draw and write with a group of artists interested in deepening their vision and skills. Stay at the iconic Mabel Dodge Luhan House, a place where artists and writers have been gathering for nearly a century.

     

    Artist and Instructor Julia Morgan will teach how to transform sketchbook pages with watercolor and drawing techniques that tell stories of vast and ever-changing skies, adobe dwellings nestled in cottonwood groves, red mesas along the horizon, the colored striations of cliffs, and the winding canyon carved by the Rio Grande.

     

    All levels of art experience are welcome.

     

    http://www.jmorganart.com/workshops/

     

  • Mar 21, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018 - The Power of Paint; Creating the WOW factor in your paintings with Dutch artist Carole Boggemann Peirson

    casa-buenaWeek-long workshop in gorgeous paradise retreat between Puerto Vallarta & Mazatlan, Mexico for beginning and intermediate students in oils (or acrylics with experience). You will learn how to create a painting with beautiful light that captures viewers’ attention and keeps them fascinated. Small group size guarantees personal attention.

    While you’re busy creating art and exploring, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will ensure that your stay is memorable. Outstanding accommodations, food, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure. Spouses are welcome!

    For more info, visit: http://www.casabuenaartretreat.com/Retreat_Carol.htm or contact Carole at: cpeirson@earthlink.net or call: 001-757-678-3340 (EST).

  • Apr 6, 2018 to Apr 9, 2018 - Painting Light With Cheri Christensen: Oil Painting in The Russian Impressionist Tradition II

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    This workshop is designed for students who understand the basics of value, color and drawing and want to take their art to the next level. The emphasis will be on creating your own personal style, and continuing your development as an artist.

     

    The class will be limited in size to allow each student more individualized attention. Each student will have a private question and answer time with Cheri to help them discover their own direction as an artist.

     

    She will discuss choice of subject, path of light, composition and edges, needed to create your own artistic painting.

     

    For more information, please Click Here

  • Apr 7, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018 - San Miguel Art Retreat for Women – Only 1 Spot Left

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    Are you stuck in a rut? Need time to reflect on transitions? Long for an extended art-play date? Join Ellie Harold for a unique art-making retreat for women in colonial San Miguel de Allende.  Re-establish flow in your life through painting, movement, soulful discussion, and a wealth of cultural, visual and culinary delights.

     

    Art practice will encourage intuitive use of color and expressive mark-making with emphasis on process. Materials provided or you can bring your own.

     

    An inspired facilitator and prolific painter, Ellie invites all experience levels (including none) to participate in Painting for Pleasure.

     

    Visit Ellie’s website to learn more. 

     

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