Featured Artist Hildy Maze

“pointing to the uncontrived” Oil Paper Collage, 35” x 33” by artist Hildy Maze. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Hildy Maze’s abstract collage portfolio stems from her interest in "the investigation of mind thru art” with the hope that her viewers will find it accessible and personal. Discover more about this artist and her work by visiting her … [Read more]

Featured Artist Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone

“A Letter From Home” Acrylic on Canvas, 60” x 48” by artist Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Enjoy the ethereal landscape paintings of Canadian artist Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone. With a focus on shape and color, he inspires a sense of awe at nature’s beauty. View more of his work by visiting his website.     I believe … [Read more]

Advice for Artists from an Art Festival Juror

Artist Keith Martin Johns in his art show booth

by Carolyn Edlund Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.     I recently acted as a juror for a well-known, established "top 20" art festival, with hundreds … [Read more]

Featured Artist Joseph Bellofatto

“Drowning in Sorrow” Oil, 18” x 12”by artist Joseph Bellofatto. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Describing himself as “The Storyteller Artist,” Joseph Bellofatto creates intricate images in oil and graphite that evoke emotion, place and time. Learn more by visiting his website.     I have been creating pictures since I was … [Read more]

Featured Artist Victor-John Villanueva

"Selfie" Fusible Beads, Resin, Rhinestones, Chain, Glasses, Wig and Cape, Necklace, 12" x 13" by artist Victor-John Villaneuva. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Victor-John Villanueva’s iconic adult-themed images are created using fusible beads originally designed for children’s crafts. See more of this artist’s work by visiting his website.     My art is a synthesis of my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Dianne Jean Erickson

"Betty" encaustic, 30" x 30" x 2" by Dianne Jean Erickson. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

Dianne Jean Erickson works with encaustic to create a portfolio filled with compelling portraits of women. View more of her artwork by visiting her website.     Working with encaustic has satisfied all the longings I had while … [Read more]

Featured Artist Frank Mayer

“Angus Shops 1” Wall Mount Kinetic Art, Wood and Resin, 34” x 34” x 7” by artist Frank Mayer. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The mechanical art of Frank Mayer speaks one language—vintage horse power! He designs and creates every element that goes into his kinetic sculptures. Learn more about this artist and his creative process by visiting his … [Read more]

Call for Featured Artists

Featured Artist Collage fall 2017

Artsy Shark needs 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Interested artists may submit an application now. Deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018.     Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to … [Read more]

Featured Artist Carl Gethmann

"A Mountain Spring" Digital Painting, 24" x 16" by artist Carl Gethmann. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Through the use of jewel-like color, light and composition, digital artist Carl Gethmann paints the earth as he would like it to be. Enjoy more of his work by visiting his website.     I’m a self-taught artist specializing in … [Read more]

Featured Artist Joan Metcalf

"Catching the Light” Oil and Metal Leaf on Canvas, 40” x 40” by artist Joan Metcalf. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Joan Metcalf, inspired by the lush landscapes and flora of her native Oregon, paints shimmering images using oils and composition metal leaf. See more of her work by visiting her website.     I have been a professional … [Read more]

Featured Artist Silas Onaja

“Beyond” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Silas Onaja. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Nigerian artist Silas Onaja’s oil portraits capture “the refreshing fluidity of life” as he integrates water in some form into many of his images. To learn more about the artist, please visit this website.     My name is Silas … [Read more]

Featured Artist Rhonda Counts

"Last Stand on the Ridge" Acrylic, 24" x 30" by artist Rhonda Counts. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Rhonda Counts creates sumptuous, richly textured acrylic paintings of nature by impressing natural elements, such as leaves and other found objects into modeling paste she has applied to her canvas. Learn more about her work by visiting her … [Read more]

Is Your Art Business Losing Money?

Is your art business losing money? Read about it at www.Artsyshark.com

by Carolyn Edlund If you're not profitable in your business as an artist, you might have one of these problems.     1. You don't understand your customer. Who is the perfect collector for your art, and why should they buy from … [Read more]

The Abstract World

"A Night of Dark Dreams" by Richard Salamanca. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Abstract art is an expression of shape, color, line and form whose imagery often departs from visual reality. These artists approach their art in unique and varied ways, creating a language of their own to describe their take on altered reality. … [Read more]