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The Myth of The Art Gallery as Savior

The Myth of The Art Gallery as Savior

Do you know of a gallery who does ALL of the business side for an artist? I repeatedly hear creatives say things like, “That’s stuff a gallery can do for me,” or, “When a gallery represents me I won’t have to do X, Y, or Z.” Here’s the thing: that’s simply not true....

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Artist Resident Mary Coffey Week 2

Artist Resident Mary Coffey Week 2

Mary Coffey is an artist who explores spirituality through creative expression. This is her second installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong’s Artist in Residence. You see the art as she creates on Instagram @artful_spirituality. Visit her website and subscribe...

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Is my art good enough to sell?

Is my art good enough to sell?

Recently Laksmi reached out with some images of her art and asked me, is my art salable? Part of me thinks she’s really asking: is my art good enough to sell? Hi my name is Carrie and I want you to proudly call yourself Artist. Here on Artist Strong we help you build...

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Artist Resident Mary Coffey Week 1

Artist Resident Mary Coffey Week 1

Redefining the word “crone” and celebrating the intuitive, nurturing, compassionate wisdom of women! Join me for the first stage of the creative process in my new Crone Project.

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Artist in Residence Kina Forney Week 4

Artist in Residence Kina Forney Week 4

Kina Forney is an artist living in Ottawa, Canada. This is her fourth installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong’s Artist in Residence. You see the art she creates on Instagram @kinaink. Visit her website and subscribe to Studio Updates at www.kina-ink.com On the...

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3 Easy Ways to Assess Your Art

3 Easy Ways to Assess Your Art

Looking for ways to see your art with fresh eyes? Hi my name is Carrie. I want you to proudly call yourself Artist. Here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today I am sharing 3 easy ways to assess your art....

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Artist Resident Tia Sunshine Week 4

Artist Resident Tia Sunshine Week 4

Change has always been a big part of my life, but a lot of that change was due to external forces. Now, I’ve made a commitment to myself, and I need to make some changes in order to be accountable. That is hard. But it is necessary for my creative journey. I am reflecting on who I am, what I love, and what I really want to be doing. 

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Artist Resident Kina Forney Week 3

Artist Resident Kina Forney Week 3

Kina Forney is an artist living in Ottawa, Canada. This is her third installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong’s Artist in Residence. You see the art she creates on Instagram @kinaink. Visit her website and subscribe to Studio Updates at www.kina-ink.com On...

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How realist techniques can inform abstract art

How realist techniques can inform abstract art

I’d like you to meet Lynne. She is an artist who focuses on portraiture, but her art is stylized. She isn’t super interested in being realistic, but she wondered if her lack of foundational skill was limiting her art. After years (that’s what she told me!!!) of...

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