Category Archives: Stories

Artwork’s Life After the Studio

Sometimes I wonder about it: what happens to my art when someone buys it? I’ve had collectors show me the art they purchased and framed in a way that makes me cringe… or applaud. I’ve had people send me pictures … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 6 July 2014

Two years ago, my friend Renata was teaching at the University of Zhongshan in southeastern China. “Come to China,” she said. “They will want to know your art.” Last December, the Regional Arts Commission offered me the chance. They awarded … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 30 June 2014

Tjap artist proudly shows me my name that he has carved in the marble, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios It’s hard to keep track of all the details while traveling. I have lost this artist’s name, but I loved talking to … 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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Finding Something New

One of the exercises I give photography students is to go to a very familiar place and find something surprising, something new, and make an image that wows you. It’s a hard assignment. Of course, it’s an exercise in slowing … Continue reading

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>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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>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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