Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NPR interview

Last year about this time my NPR interview was aired nationally. At the end of each year , I take stock and list my art career milestones. The NPR interview is one of my special milestones. It can be found by Google.

Surviving The Great Recession

Well the new year will soon be here and the best part is, I am still being an artist.
I count my blessings that I have been able to get throught the great recession as an artist.
I have been able to heat and eat up to this point in time. Being an artist requires stamina and resourcefulness. I intend to keep going as long as I can.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lots of art in Denver

I just took a look at an exhibition of small works at Gallery 1261 in Denver.
The art was well done and many several sales were made. This city has an abundance of very capable artists. The one thing we don't have ,is decent newspaper coverage that lets new people to art know about our fine art community.
Just an observation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

People Are Buying Art In Denver

Over the past two weekends, I attended art shows in artist's studios. The latest one was this past Saturday. The artists that hosted the event was Mike Untiedt and Dix Baines. I am happy to report that the artists sold about 40 works. The paintings were priced at about $100-$375. It looks like people are loosening their purse strings in Denver.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

I had to make this entry. To day is my birthday, 71 years old, time sure creeps up on one.
Well, I can say I am still a non-starving artist.
I am still working, glad to be doing so.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Non support for black visual artists

Oprah is leaving her regular show soon. Good riddence I say!!!!!
Oprah sponsored an art exhibition in Chicago in 2000. I attended and was very excited. I thought the event would contine through the years, NOT!!!!
The art was made by artists who happen to be black, an under appreciated segment to of art America. Silly me, here was some one who could help black visual artists, and they just quit. DANG!!!!

Oprah has done some good things, it's too bad the visual arts wasn't one of them.

Recession Proof Artists

Last weekend artist Ramon Kelley had a studio party. I attended.
The party was informal and fun. The best part for me was to see a lady write several checks and not flinch. I had the chance to ask her if pen had cooled off?
The lady laughed and said yes , she also told me she was a friend of Ramon and his sons, by the way they are fine artists also.Ramon Kelley is a brand name artist in these parts and that has made him recession proof. He continues to build a collector base and has done so over the many years I have known him. I do have some examples of his work on my walls. Each time I look at them , I think of my own way to continue being recession proof too.