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]
Apr
4
2011

The Power of Social Networks by M Theresa Brown

The Power of Social Networks Although I have shared my insights and successes about social networking before, mainly Facebook, there is not much I can improve upon in this article from marketing book author, Penny Sansevieri! I am ALWAYS sharing with artists that ALL businesses operate in essentially the same fashion..and an artist's business is no different when it comes to the basics such as marketing, social networking, customer relations, etc. :-) However, no social networking site is a magic bullet unless you can develop the discipline to keep it up! Work the areas that you can give appropriate time to...but don't use "lack of time" a... [More]

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