Aug
23
2010

AOC 2010 Update!

Great news! The Art of the Carolinas 2010 brochures are out. They have been mailed, so if you are on our mailing list, you should see one in your mailbox early next week. Christina: Great job on the cover! Kim: Great job on the entire layout! Vendors: Thank you for the great prices and wonderful ads. Artists: What a whirlwind of workshops you are offering this year! We hope you will come to the show and help us celebrate our 10th annual Art of the Carolinas. If you would like a brochure mailed to you, a friend or your organization, give me a call at 919-876-6610 or 800-827-8478 x 156 and we’ll take care of you. Registration for the work... [More]
Jul
30
2010

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 a friend and some new art supplies.  In my paintings, I am always very conscious about design elements, subject matter, and concept.  Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your art and your concept that you forget to play!  Although I continue to spend most of my time on my personal work, I always love to have Heather... [More]
Jun
22
2010

Don't Forget to Protect Your Artwork

You’ve just finished a piece of art – it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it.  You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art.  So you think you are better off doing nothing.  Here’s why you should change your mind…Why Varnish A Painting? •    If you don't varnish, over time dust, dirt, moisture and pollution will change the look of your painting.  Acrylics especially are like "dust magnets" that will attract dust and dirt to the porous surface; however, all... [More]

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