Category Archives: Art

Art, Your Cousin Is Science!

I’m a bit of a science nerd. I want to know how the world works. I want to travel to the stars. I want to understand the cosmos and the stuff squirming under the rock. I don’t want to do … Continue reading

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No Film for YOU!

Like Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, it felt like the universe was saying: NO FILM FOR YOU! Taught as part of most fine art degrees in photography in the ’70s and ’80s, painting with the emulsion of Polaroid film was the hardest … Continue reading

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Searching for Words

Art saves lives. Anyone who knows me or reads my posts knows that’s my mantra. Art is personal expression. It’s communication. My artist statement gently reminds patrons that “art should match your soul, not your sofa.” Art should speak to … Continue reading

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New Work Demystified

Mixed media painting, my newest body of work, is inspired by a need to expand the photograph beyond what we can see into what we can imagine. In fact, when I think about it, that’s the basis of every piece … Continue reading

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>Film Purists! Feh!

> Being an art fair artist means that I talk to a lot of people about art. A LOT of people. Literally thousands of people. Some are knowlegable about art. Most are not. All deserve my attention. I believe we … Continue reading

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>Where IS Feminist Art These Days?

> Summer Garden, 9×11 inches, Mixed Media, ©2011 Jeane Vogel, $75. Beware. I drop the “F” word a lot. I grew up hearing it was a dirty word but I never understood why. It seemed to me to be the … Continue reading

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>Working in Series

>Whenever I teach a photography workshop to more advanced students, I encourage them to work in series — to create works with a common theme or subject matter. Most think this is easy and silly. So what? Who wants to … Continue reading

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>Using Art to Change the World

>Is there a more versatile method of communication than art? Art can tell a story, retrieve a memory, provoke an argument, inspire a movement. Art saves lives. Art can change the world. http://www.youtube.com/get_playerMy dear friend and conception artist/sculptor Ilene Berman … Continue reading

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>Oh Sure! Anyone Can Do This!

>Some art collectors like to denigrate photography. “Anybody can take a picture,” I’m told. You cannot image how many times I’ve heard this. It’s said to my face because the patron thinks I’m being paid a compliment! It’s said as … Continue reading

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>If They Gave Awards for Art Fairs…

>If they gave awards for art fairs, then Marion Art Festival and Deb Bailey would win one. What are we waiting for? Let’s create one. Let’s call it the Nancy Saturn Memorial Award and give it those art fair directors … Continue reading

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