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Letters
0 Insights

Dear Artist, When I first started writing these letters almost two years ago I wondered how long it would take me to run out of ideas. Now I realize there is new material coming up every day. As well as…

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0 Priorities

Dear Artist, During our recent survey of right-brain, left-brain tendencies, as well as our horoscope investigation, I made a discovery. Many times in artist’s reports I found a variation on the following statement: “Tends not to prioritize.” It took a…

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0 What’s going on here?

Dear Artist, On Friday I was visiting in the studio of an elderly and respected artist. There were other visitors around and I heard someone casually and ignorantly ask if she was still painting. “There’s something going on all the…

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0 Dealing with dealers

Dear Artist, Perhaps nothing creates as much interest in the content of these letters than the mention of “proper dealers” as I did in my last letter. Some surprising responses can be found in the current clickback. When I started…

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0 Encounter with artists

Dear Artist, I just returned from attending a meeting of artists at an Alliance for Art and Culture office made available by an artist representation group. Twenty or so networkers sat around an extended table, guided by a facilitator. The…

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0 Triple-think

Dear Artist, After a one-person show a kind of post-partum psychosis sets in, which generally lasts for a day or so, then, for some reason, there’s a need to go back to work. Looking for the secret at the easel,…

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0 Character formation

Dear Artist, I’m writing this letter from the location of the old railway station at Lake O’Hara in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. This is where John Singer Sargent, the subject of my last letter, got off the train in 1916. Your…

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0 Fresh at all costs

Dear Artist, It’s the last days of the John Singer Sargent show at the Seattle Art Museum and the place is standing room only. Patrons jostle for a look while clutching audio-guides to their ears. There’s lots to talk about.…

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0 Right brain, Left brain

Dear Artist, In the astrology column my perverse habit is to randomly pick a sign other than my own and see how it suits me. I’ve also been a little leery of the right-brain, left-brain fad. I used to think…

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0 Tool time

Dear Artist, Those of us who paint outdoors will know that we sometimes attract spectators. Generally they hang out for a while, then, unless spoken to, move on. They seem to have respect for the sanctity, perhaps the mystery of…

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