Featured Artist Heidi Brueckner

portrait of a woman by Heidi Brueckner

Artist Heidi Brueckner explores the quirky personalities of her subjects in delightful mixed media portraits. Learn more and see her portfolio on her website.     I am a lifelong Californian and have been living in Oakland since … [Read more]

Featured Artist Doris Vasek

abstract oil and cold wax painting by Doris Vasek

Artist Doris Vasek creates complex layered abstracts using oil and cold wax. Enjoy her fascinating portfolio and view more of her artwork on her website.     My experience in the arts was always in the fiber field—spinning, … [Read more]

What is Creative Coding?

"Southern Chile" coded image by artist Andrew Bryant

by guest blogger Andrew Bryant An artist explains the concept and technique of making art using computer programming.     Coding is the practice of writing instructions for a computer to execute. We know that it's a tool for … [Read more]

Featured Artist William Gillis

photograph of a dandelion puff by William Gillis

Photographer William Gillis captures the exquisite beauty of the natural world through his landscape and macro images. View more of his work by visiting his website.     My career in photography began at an early age with a Kodak … [Read more]

Featured Artist Beth Rommel

collage with birds by Beth Rommel

Beth Rommel collages handmade paper to create delightful folk art images inspired by nature. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     As a child I drew pictures with my sister. The hours spent creating were enhanced by … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lisa Regopoulos

pastel landscape by Lisa Regopoulos

Enjoy the stunning portfolio of artist Lisa Regopoulos who creates impressionistic plein air paintings in pastel. Find more of her work on her website.     I’m a native Massachusetts artist and have always been involved in some … [Read more]

Featured Artist Adam Long

natural figurative sculpture by Adam Long

Artist Adam Long creates incredible sculptures using natural objects that explore our relationship with nature. Find more of his work by visiting his website.     “Magical.” I often hear that about my unique Forest Figure … [Read more]

Who Buys Handmade Art and Craft?

Ceramic artist Brenda McMahon

by Carolyn Edlund Understanding the demographics and motivations of your target customers can help you build relationships and increase sales.     Most people do not purchase original art or fine craft; instead, they most often … [Read more]

Featured Artist Karlene Francois

watercolor of the Moruga Fishing Depot by Karlene Francois

Artist Karlene Francois presents a remarkable collection of paintings that capture life in the West Indies and other travel destinations. Enjoy more by visiting her website.     I grew up on the island of Trinidad in the twin … [Read more]

Featured Artist Wayne K. Johnson

abstract still life painting by Wayne K. Johnson

Artist Wayne K. Johnson shares a selection of energetic mixed media drawings and expressive abstract paintings. See more by visiting his website.     As a child I was exposed to creative endeavors through my mother’s interest in … [Read more]

Featured Artist Ute Bivona

abstract floral painting by Ute Bivona

Artist Ute Bivona presents a glorious portfolio filled with vibrant floral paintings. Visit her website to see more of her work.     I’ve drawn and painted for as long as I can remember.     Drawing and … [Read more]

Featured Artist Tony Finocchio

Silver pendant by Tony Finocchio

Colorado artist Tony Finocchio captures the essence of free-spirited mountain living in his handcrafted jewelry collection. Find more of his work on his website.     My inspiration for art and life lives on the fringes of the … [Read more]

Introduction to Creative Placemaking


by guest blogger Leonardo Vazquez Creative Placemaking can have a big impact on communities and offers opportunities for artists.     Like other art forms, creative placemaking can seem simple, but is in fact complex. It is easy … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lisa Jennings

wood, stone and metal sculpture by Lisa Jennings

Lisa Jennings shares a portfolio of nature-inspired art and sculpture made with found objects and mixed media. View more of her art by visiting her website.     Art was my first love. I knew as a child that I was destined to be … [Read more]