Monthly Archives: March 2009

>Burned Out Austrialian Artists Need Our Help

>Dear fellow & sister artists, In February we all watched in horror while much of the Australian province of Victoria went up in flames. While that was horrible enough, it got worse: the town of Marysville, Victoria, is an artist’s … Continue reading

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>Buying Handmade

>I finally did it. I opened the Etsy shop. If you don’t know about Etsy, I encourage you to explore it. Etsy provides artists a venue to display and buyers to discover small hand-made treasures. Most of the work there … Continue reading

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>You Know What You Should Do…..?

> Sunflower II, Mixed Media Painting, ©2009 Jeane Vogel, 16×16 Is there a connection between artists being told what to do and the banality of most art seen in public places in the US? Bear with me here. The connection … Continue reading

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>f8 & Be There

>Those of us who began studying photography in the dark ages (read: darkroom ages) had this adage drilled into us. f8 and be there!It means that the photographers who get the “best” pictures are those who have their camera set … Continue reading

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>Let’s Bring Back the Patronage System

>Anyone who has been to Florence or Rome, or who stayed awake during the Art History class slide shows, has seen the splendor that was created during the height of Europe’s golden age for artists. The 15th and 16th century … Continue reading

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