Day: February 27, 2017

Creative Close-Up: Art Tips of the Sharing Kind…

Feb. 27 / 17  Hey again! As most of you know, I like to show people the best in art education, websites, and what not. I found this article from Artsy Shark by guest blogger Adam Eisenstat titled, How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement. It’s worth the read, this may be a great benefit…. cred: adam eisenstat & artsy shark How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement by Artsy Shark guest blogger Adam Eisenstat Why is an artist statement important? An artist statement is a marketing piece designed to make someone interested in your work. A good artist statement helps make an artist and his/her work more compelling. Many artists believe their work speaks for itself, which is true to an extent. But a strong written overview/explanation of what you do—emphasizing key aspects of your work and, if relevant, your life—can expand and even enhance the work in important ways. I’ve written materials for many artists working in a wide variety of styles and genres. One artist statement I did illustrates particularly well how this …

2017 Oscar Winners

Feb. 27 / 17 I didn’t watch, but I did keep track of who won. Here are the winners for this year’s 89th Academy Awards, well the categories that I’m most interested in…. cred: oscars.org ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER  CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea NOMINEES ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight NOMINEES JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea DEV PATEL Lion MICHAEL SHANNON Nocturnal Animals ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER EMMA STONE La La Land NOMINEES ISABELLE HUPPERT Elle RUTH NEGGA Loving NATALIE PORTMAN Jackie MERYL STREEP Florence Foster Jenkins ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER VIOLA DAVIS Fences NOMINEES NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight NICOLE KIDMAN Lion OCTAVIA SPENCER Hidden Figures MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea DIRECTING WINNER LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle NOMINEES ARRIVAL Denis Villeneuve HACKSAW RIDGE Mel Gibson MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) WINNER O.J.: MADE IN …