Every time I pick up a show from a gallery, I have to haul all the unsold framed pieces back to the basement and decide what to do with them. Fortunately, for the show just finished, sales were good. At least seven framed pieces sold off the wall, but I still had 21 pieces to bring back home. What to do with them all?
As an artist who attempts to sell her work, I often hear people say that they just don't have room on their walls. And especially in my house, that's very true. I have tried ... read more
The Hyperrealistic style of art is "realism in art characterized by depiction of real life in an unusual or striking manner" according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In the art world, Hyperrealism is seen as an extension of Photorealism, but in FanArt realism has been taken in a whole new direction, adding details to videogame or anime style characters in a way that suggests a guess at what they would look like in real life. I've noticed that this trend in fanart can be found heavily in the ... read more
I'd like to include bios of a variety of local artists on Frederick Art Works. If you're participating in Artomatic@Frederick, you don't even have to be all that local.
Please send your info to email@example.com. There's no need to write a dissertation. Just let us know who you are and what you do. What sets you apart from other artists? Do you have any upcoming shows? Do you use any unusual techniques or materials? You get the idea. Feel free to include links and photos of your work. ... read more
The new year lands on the wrong day. January 1 is in the middle of winter and feels like an inauspicious time for new beginnings. Maybe it comes from years of starting school in the fall, but that's when I find myself eager for new projects and experiences. This year I'm getting my wish.
Artomatic is returning to Frederick in just a few weeks. If you visited or participated in Artomatic@Frederick 2011 you know what I'm talking about.
If not, imagine hundreds of artists showing work in a wide ... read more