Women In Arts

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18

Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago.

Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard. 


Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2


The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls



Black Women Artist on Art



This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know.

I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting...The Seattle Times

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

March 14 / 18

Hello everybody! Two events have passed recently, The Armory Show and Volta Art Fair. Both events were in NYC and if I’m not mistaken, during the same dates of March 8-11. Here’s a peek at what happened…





VOLTA 2018

Hope you guys enjoyed these little peeks. Can’t wait for next years art fairs!



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Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

March 5 / 18

If any of you seen the Oscars yesterday, great. I’m not posting the full list of winners this year. What I want you to do is to scroll down and on your right, you’ll see the article from the Oscar website for the full list of the winners.Click on the photo and you’ll be directed to the website. Simple, simple, simple.

I almost forgot about Spring, which means it’s time to see what books are on the list. March is Women’s History Month and we’ll feature women who paved the way in art, literature, music, all kinds of creative outlets.

I haven’t forgotten about Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Check it out this Wednesday for all the catwalk updates.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.


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Weekend Scene: Art Business Bootcamp

Weekend Scene: Art Business Bootcamp

February 24 / 18

Afternoon everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked out Arts Business Institute. They now have an Art Business Bootcamp coming in April.

Credit source: Arts Business Institute



This two-day intensive professional development program presents practical strategies and information on specific markets, with a focus on ways that artists and makers can build sustainable small businesses. Many of the most common challenges artists face will be discussed at length, in an interactive format that invites Q&A within every presentation.

The boot camp schedule will include the following topics:

  • The New Marketplace

  • Creative Marketing for Artists

  • Building Gallery Relationships

  • Selling Art Online

  • Pricing for Profit

  • Booth Design

  • Creating an Effective Art Website

  • The Corporate Art Market

Personalized consultation appointments are also available at this event for an additional $30 charge. Artists who plan to attend should book their consultation at the time of registration to avoid disappointment.

The boot camp will be held at Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, lasting from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Speakers at this event will be:

Wendy Rosen, founder of Best in American Made, The Arts Business Institute, and the American Made Alliance, and publisher of NICHE Magazine for retailers. Rosen has been mentoring and working with artists for over four decades, with a deep knowledge of the business structure and market options for artists.




Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute, and art business consultant. As a former owner of a production studio and an outside rep for art publishing companies, she specializes in marketing and sales topics.

Tuition for this two-day workshop is $225 for Naples Art Association members and $250 for non-members.

To know even more about the workshop, click here.



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Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

February 15 / 18

It’s that time…Artsy Shark is now looking for artists to be featured on their website. Here are the details…

Credit source: Artsy Shark

Call for Artists! Artsy Shark is now accepting submissions from artists who would like to be featured during the coming months. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2018.


Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy Shark featured artist. Mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, fiber, glass, wood, printmaking and others.

Each individual portfolio article gives the artist an opportunity to tell their story in their own words, talk about their inspiration and technique, and present their work to our large audience. All features are promoted heavily through social media and email marketing.

Since 2010, over 1,000 artist features have been published on this site. All artist features are permanent and may be viewed here.

Artists who submit an application enter a competitive juried process which has a jury fee of $20. Not all artists will be offered a feature. Any artist who has previously been featured may not apply again. Selection is made through viewing the applicant’s art website or other online presence. All artists will be notified of the results of their application within three weeks of the application deadline.

A link to the featured artist’s own website appears prominently in each article. This gives artists the opportunity to make sales of their work, and capture email addresses of interested readers on their own site. Artsy Shark receives no fees or commissions whatsoever for any sales or contracts that result from being featured.

Interested? Click the link below to learn more and apply.

Click here to apply.


Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed.



Image source: Artsy Shark, unknown


Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

February 12 / 18

Hey! Hope everyone had a great weekend. A new week is beginning so let’s start off with Shadow Spotlight. Black History Month is here and this month we are going to be putting the spotlight on Black Contemporary Artists that have been on the rise. Again, I rather let the work do the talking…


Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Here is a guy that went through a lot, but that didn’t stop him to achieve the goals he wanted to reach in life. In this interview below, Quinn talks about how his family abandoned him and how he was able to accomplish success in his art career. The works you see reflect that. There is another part of this interview. To see more of his work, go to





Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin, with her artwork.

Known for her whimsical stream of consciousness drawing and light perfections, this British artist has already made a mark in the art world.  She’s been plenty busy with projects all around the world. I’ve featured her on this blog site a few years ago and it’s really good to see where she is today. Go to for more of her work.



Rahiem Milton

Rahiem Milton

I first became acquainted with this man’s work through Instagram. Let me say that he’s already becoming a creative force in the black community. His works have the ability to grab your attention. With the use of light, darkness, or color, Milton has created a wide set of portraits that have beauty, strength, vulnerability, and power. Want to see more? Go


Hope you enjoyed this spotlight today. We’ll be celebrating more Black History through creativity. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!





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Weeknd Scene: 40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

Weeknd Scene: 40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

February 10 / 18

Hello…..busy, busy. Found an art exhibition you guys can participate in. I’m not going to beat around the bush so read below…

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40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

Labor Day Weekend, Friday – Sunday, August 31, and September 1, 2, 2018


Applications will be accepted now through March 1, 2018.


We are proud and honored to have been voted Best of Lancaster County for 2017, one of the Top 5 East Coast Art Fairs for 2017 by Art Fair Calendar, and one of the Top 50 Art Fairs for 2017 nationally.

This Labor Day weekend (August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018), over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to beautiful Long’s Park to shop for fine art and high-quality crafts. Set in an historic tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil freshwater lake, this top-rated show draws sophisticated, high-income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York, and beyond thanks to the quality of its exhibitors and extensive marketing throughout the region. The Long’s Park Art Festival treats its guests to an outdoor gallery of the best work being created, and its exhibitors to unequaled hospitality.

If you like to receive announcements and offers for this festival click here.



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