Who Says You Need to Know What You’re Doing?

My friend Heather and I, collectively known as Heather Squared, took some time to play!  We got out some Montana Gold Spray Paint  and Montana Hardcore Markers, layed down a tarp and got to work.  We had absolutely no plan and no idea what we wanted to make.  This was purely about having fun with…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 30/07/2010

Goals of the Heart by Cheryl Whitestone

Yes it may seem like a ridiculous goal to have chickens (particularly as an adult), but I have had a secret desire to someday have chickens. Last year I realized that goal. As an artist my goals have always been to be a great painter which is, in my estimation, able to capture light and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/07/2010

AOC Update July 9, 2010

It has been a very busy couple of weeks since my last post and very HOT HOT HOT!…100 degrees plus in the shade! Family, friends, celebration, work, workshops, demos, gathering information, creating art for upcoming shows, making tie-dye tees, trying to be a good girl and walk every morning, meeting deadlines, having company, birthday parties,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/07/2010

Student Visual Art Competition

In May of this year, we decided to sponsor our very first Student Visual Art Competition.  We contacted high schools in the Raleigh area and asked them to have their students submit 1-2 digital images of their work.  One student from each school was selected as a finalist and received a $100 gift card.  We…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 26/07/2010

The REAL KEYS to PRICING YOUR ART by M Theresa Brown

On one of our several nationwide art marketing forums recently, the question posed was, “Theresa, I’m in the dark as to how to price the pet portraits. I don’t know anyone around here who does pet portraits to see what they are charging. After you figure the cost of the surface (canvas or panel) and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/07/2010

The Refreshing Art of Entrepreneurship by M Theresa Brown

They started early in the morning, long before most of the tourists were up and about. From the balcony of my sixth floor room I saw the sellers park in the distant empty lot by the ocean and trudge through the sand with their goods. A few had  umbrellas. They needed the umbrellas on this…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 07/07/2010

No Painting is Safe! by Deb Bartos

No painting of mine is safe, that is, until its hanging on someone else’s wall. There are just a few, actually, that are sacred, for personal reasons, and I will never touch again. However, there are quite a few of them that go in the “gosh, there is just something not quite right with that…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 05/07/2010

In Memoriam by Jacob Joubert

“In Memoriam” is a massive undertaking of twelve 10×10 feet paintings, one for each major conflict of the United States military. I am painting one line for each United States service member killed in war, nearly one and a half million lines in all. The project was started on Memorial day and is expected to…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/07/2010

July Artist of the Month – Lauri Blank

” My art is innate in my soul.  Creating something beautiful everyday and bringing these images to life on my canvas is not only my profession, but my passion in life as well. The beautiful and compelling complexities of painting sultry, yet innocent women has always been my inspiration that fuels my work.” -Lauri Blank Lauri Blank was destined to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/07/2010