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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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>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 Saves Lives — Again

>I was in my 20s when I was thunderstruck with the idea that art saves lives. It’s not an original idea. It predates writing; probably predates languages. It’s uniquely human. And being uniquely human, art has an impact on every … Continue reading

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What Kind of Disgusting Person Does This?

It’s true: I’m not a great business person. I’m an artist. I don’t want to trick or coerce someone into collecting my work or scheduling a wedding. I want my business model to be a partnership, to fulfill a need, to inspire a smile … Continue reading

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>ArtSpace Grand Opening May 2

>   Jeane Vogel Studios at ArtSpace in Crestwood Court Part of the gallery, a mixed media painting in process, and studio front It’s taken me three months, but I’m finally happy with the way the new studio is feeling … Continue reading

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>No Shortcuts to the Artist’s Life

>George Clooney is coming to town. More than 4000 people filled the shopping-mall-turned-art community this weekend, hoping to be cast as one of the extras in his new movie, to be filmed in St. Louis. My studio is in the … Continue reading

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>Pushed

> Autumn Carpet 2008, Digital Photograph, (c) 2008 Jeane Vogel Photography Lots of serious amateur photographers tell me they would NEVER take pictures for a living because they love photography so much that they don’t want to turn it into … Continue reading

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