Category Archives: Stories

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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>Discipline

> Moonrise #2, Infrared Photograph (c) 2008 Jeane Vogel Photography I’m the bad mom this morning. Last night, our 7th grader went to her first concert. She went with a friend and a friend’s dad. She met the band members, … Continue reading

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>A New Patron

> Living Bouquet, (c) 2005 Jeane Vogel Photography 20×20, $250 framed I was at the Highland art fair this weekend. Highland is a sweet rural Swiss town in Illinois about 25 minutes from St. Louis. It’s not a huge fair, … Continue reading

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>Tough Year for Art Lovers

>This is a tough year. The economy is tanking. The weather has been deadly. Gas prices … well, let’s just say most of us don’t get a share of those huge oil company profits. There’s a trend in times like … Continue reading

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>A Play of Art

> “Peace Offering,” (c) 2008 Jeane Vogel Photography, Hand Altered Polaroid Sometimes I will engage a person looking at my work and it’s suddenly clear I have misunderstood. I thought they were looking at my work in awe, but apparently … Continue reading

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>Ding!

> Cosmos II, (C) 2008 Jeane Vogel I’ve been hearing bells lately. Ding!That’s not Southwest Airlines telling me I’m free to move about the country. That’s the sound of rejection. Ding!It’s a fact of life of artists — and most … Continue reading

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>Watching the Death of a Film

> Palm, Variation #2, (c) 2008 Jeane Vogel I spent the weekend in the studio, working on new images. I have exactly 32 fresh pieces of Polaroid film left. 32. From that I might get 10 new images to add … Continue reading

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