Apr
25
2011

Listening to the Advice of Jack White by M Theresa Brown

I have admired the advice of artist Jack White for a long time. He is not one of those online marketing artsy gurus who blows smoke at you. He tells it like it is when it comes to the real life of the real working artist.  He never went all glossy and high tech and showered his readers with a fantasy "artist's life". But if you are a working artist (as in paying your bills with the sales of your art) you know immediately that he speaks the ral truth. And one of the  real truths is that self employment in any field is hard work.  But if that is your excuse for not creating your art, then maybe it's not the profession for you!&nb... [More]
Apr
13
2011

Where Do You Stand on This? by M Theresa Brown

This is an article bound to bring opinions to the surface and ignite that perpetual  dialogue of "what is Art?" Read the article in its entirety before coming to any conclusions about the artists or the actual art piece and ask yourself where you stand.  Would this happen in the US? Has it happened in the US? Is this political? A marketing ploy? Self indulgence? Enlightment or Ho hum?  Art or Hogwash? Are these really artists? Did the award committee accomplish its mission?  Controversial art A giant penis spray-painted on a bridge has won an art prize.By Sergey ChernovThe St. Petersburg TimesPublished: April 13, 2011 (I... [More]
Apr
6
2011

In the Lab by Heather Goldstein

One of the many perks of working at Jerry's is all of the new products that we bring in.  For certain items that are new to the market, we must test them before we can decide to bring them in.  And who better to test them than Jerry's employees who are also artists?! Sharon DiGiulio and I spent hours of "grueling work (haha)" testing the new products we may bring in.  Everything from acrylics made  by one of our finest oil paint vendors, Charvin, to new gel mediums and colors premixed with these mediums from a great paint company, Lukas!  First task....Charvin Inks.  These inks are a shellac based Egyptian ink... [More]

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