How to Get Your Art Noticed

Watercolor painter Tim Saternow with his artwork

by guest blogger Tim Saternow How do artists gain recognition for their work? Painter Tim Saternow writes about the importance of authenticity and vision.   How do I get my art noticed? I’m asked this question all the time. As a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Dave Martsolf

Artist Dave Martsolf focuses his artistic energy into large canvases and complex images with a surrealistic style. Visit his website to learn more.     I have been painting since the 1970s. During that time, I have worked in many … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lesley Martyn

color pencil drawing of a rabbit by Lesley Martyn

South African artist Lesley Martyn uses coloured pencil to create realistic drawings filled with brilliant color and fine detail. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.     I was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lauri Novak

photograph of a Chicago building reflected in anothe building by Lauri Novak

Artist Lauri Novak trains her camera on architecture and landscape, capturing unique perspectives. Visit her website to view more images.     I feel like photography has always been part of my life. It defines part of who I am. … [Read more]

Featured Artist Pauletta Brooks

long mineral necklace by Pauletta Brooks

Artist Pauletta Brooks creates stunning pieces of wearable art using minerals, metals and resin mesh. Find more of her unique designs on her website.     Born of a mineral-collecting father and an artist/painter mother, it’s no … [Read more]

Running a Live Art Event During the Pandemic

Masked artist in her gallery space

by Carolyn Edlund Artists are selling their work at in-person events again, despite the pandemic. Two event organizers share how they made this happen while keeping safety in mind.     After months of shutdown forced by the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Elisabeth Sommerville

lithograph of crows on a frozen pond in the forest by Elisabeth Sommerville

Artist and printmaker Elisabeth Sommerville offers a compelling collection of lithographs and egg tempera paintings of birds. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.     For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an … [Read more]

Featured Artist Francisco Rodriguez

painting of a cowgirl with braids by Francisco Rodriguez

Artist Francisco Rodriguez creates contemporary figurative paintings that capture moments in time. Visit his website to view more of his portfolio.     I am a painter working in the medium of oil, using a representational … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jake Pfeifer

blue tear drop vase by Jake Pfeifer

Artist Jake Pfeifer founded a busy glassblowing studio, and pivoted during a difficult time to keep his business thriving. See more of his work on his website.     I started my company, Hot Glass Alley (HGA), in 2013. I opened my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sabra Crockett

painting of a White Breasted Nuthatch by Sabra Crockett

Painter Sabra Crockett shares a delightful collection of songbird portraits set against decorative backgrounds. Visit her website to view more of her work.     In my hometown of Webster, New York, at the age of five, I made up my … [Read more]

The Accidental Artist

Teraplegic artist Alder Crocker paints using a special table in his studio

by Carolyn Edlund A sudden traumatic accident changed Alder Crocker’s life forever, leaving him with a physical disability and an amazing new creative ability.     In May of 2018 while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Krista Lee Johnson

painting of cattle at a fence by Krista Lee Johnson

Artist Krista Lee Johnson captures memories and journeys through figurative and landscape paintings. See more of her portfolio on her website.     I paint because I have no choice. I have created art for as long as I remember. … [Read more]

Featured Artist Joshua Chambers

Narrative painter Joshua Chambers uses symbolism and metaphor, encouraging the viewer to complete the story. Enjoy more of his work by visiting his website.     I have always loved painting and … [Read more]

Featured Artist Marianne Hornbuckle

abstract painting by Marianne Hornbuckle

Marianne Hornbuckle's ethereal, mystical abstract paintings reflect her journey as an artist. View more of her portfolio on her website.     I want to share my idea of reality. It's beautiful!     Growing … [Read more]