Category Archives: NewWork

>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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>What If My Work is Boring?

>I had two fears heading to a recent trip to Costa Rica. One, was a fear of heights. I’ll write about that later. The second was that the work I would do there would be boring. I traveled as a … Continue reading

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>Art is Great, But Is it a Profession?

>I was supposed to be something important when I grew up… a constitutional lawyer, actually. That was my dad’s plan for me. He starting educating me and grooming me for a career as a civil rights defender when I was … Continue reading

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>Screw Up Your Courage & Get Your Work Out There

> Superior View, Hand-altered Polaroid Photograph, ©2009 Jeane Vogel Working artists, inspired artists, hungry artists produce a lot of work. Some of it is wonderful. Some of it is not. How do we tell the difference? I use a time-honored … Continue reading

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>Cleansing My Palate

>At least once a day, someone comes into my studio/gallery at Crestwood Court and marvels: “ALL this work is yours? You did all this?” Well…, yes. But I didn’t do it yesterday. I agree it’s varied: hand-altered Polaroid photos, Infrared … Continue reading

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>Looking at Old Work with New Eyes

> Peace Luck Love #8, Infrared Photograph, ©2008 Jeane Vogel Peace Luck Love #9, Infrared Photograph, ©2008 Jeane Vogel  Photographers want instant gratification. Even as we used to toil for hours in a darkroom, we wanted to see our work … 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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