Category Archives: Soap_Box

An Artist’s Journey: China, 10 July 2014

Fan Dancers, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios I row two to three days a week to try to be fit, I have a daughter who just graduated from high school, I have a mortgage I will never pay off…. I do … Continue reading

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The Land Always Calls

I know I’m a person filled with opposites. I love being with people, but I prefer to work alone. I am down-in-the-ditches feminist, but I like to be home with my husband and kids. I’m a homebody with wander lust. And … Continue reading

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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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>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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An Unexpected Lesson

When I teach, I never know what the lesson will truly be. That’s the gift teachers are given, I think. We plan, but the lesson might be something far more profound. Last week I was in Atlanta as Artist in … 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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>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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