June 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Promoting Your ART and Craft at no cost with PROFESSSIONAL RESULTS.

 

ASK Harriete is running a series of posts about promoting your work for free or low cost.

Each post will show examples of presentation and tell you how.

What is SlideShare? SlideShare is a FREE site where you can upload PowerPoint Presentations.  You can add MP3 files to your presentation to have audio along with your visual…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Winding Down

It's the end of term now and the students are all on their way. I've finished off "A Forest" and have been tidying up the workshops.  On Monday, I went through to Edinburgh for an exceptionally rapid visit to see Sue Amendolara who is having a holiday here and which has resulted in me returning the visit to see her in Edinboro when I'm in Pennsylvania. All good!

 

I've been working on the box for "A…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 22, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

The Cursive Series - In case you were wondering

This is my artist statement for the Cursive series that I currently have images posted of.

Cursive Series – Artist Statment

 

Jade Usackas is an expressive artist who likes to evoke thought and consideration within the viewer. Working primary with glass, she tries to confront and engage the viewer and take them further than their initial reactions. Using detailed sketches she plots the shading and gradation of her imagery as well as the layout of her resists for the…

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Added by Jade Usackas on June 22, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

BANK ON ART project - look at art at an atm ...

I just came across the BANK ON ART project happening in Toronto right now and wanted to share with you.

It sounds like a good start, but it would be AWESOME if one could BUY work right then and there too and have it shipped home all straight from the ATM. OK, take a look:

 

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 21, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Chair a 2013 CAA Annual Conference Session in New York

 

Invitation to propose a topic for the 101st CAA Annual Conference 2013.

 

The 101st CAA Annual Conference will take place Wednesday, February 13–Saturday, February 16, 2013, in New York. The Annual Conference Committee invites session proposals that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 21, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

Close up for scale

Here is a close up of the previous posted tea set, for scale....

Added by Lenore Lampi on June 17, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

A New Generation of Tea Sets

Added by Lenore Lampi on June 17, 2011 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

A Forest - Completion!

Today was a bit of a surprise as I managed to finish "A Forest"! Yesterday, it seemed as if I still had loads of work to do to complete it, but it was finished by lunchtime, leaving me the pleasurable business of cleaning up my bench.

 

A Forest - 85

 

As you can see, it is on quite a large scale. It's large but not too heavy, though…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Color Backgrounds for Art and Craft Photography Sends A Message

Today's post on ASK Harriete titled,

CODE in Color Backgrounds for Art and Craft Photography

discusses the color background in art and craft photography with images of art and craft. 

 

There is no easy answer or one…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Eleven Days

Since I last worked on "A Forest". The whirl of the degree shows has passed and I finally got back to the bench today. Before I put the degree shows completely behind me, anyone interested in seeing the work produced by my own students can look backwards through my Flickr photostream from here:

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Iain Baird 8

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 14, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

The world of art and craft is no "slight of hand" magic show, but your photos can be magical.

 The world of art and craft is no "slight of hand" magic show.

Yet, there is a growing trend for including hands in photographs displaying jewelry, accessories and clothing. This increases the need to pay attention to the hands used as props.  

A poorly chosen hand prop can detract from the work in the photo and ruin any chance of being accepted in a book, magazine, show or exhibition. Martha Le Van from Lark Books shared these…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 14, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Smithsonian Museaum Store set to sell only American Made Craft

The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to sell only American-made merchandise at the American History Museum's "Price of Freedom" gift shop by early July. This is great news for America craft artists like Merrie Buchsbaum, a polymer clay artist from West Virginia and for all other American craft artists who sell their work wholesale. Merrie and her patriotic canework are featured on a CBS News segment that aired June 8.



Congressman Nick… Continue

Added by 2Roses on June 14, 2011 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

Givin' Up, Givin' In

Three degree shows in two days!

First up was the show at Glasgow School of Art, being held for the last time in the Newberry Tower building at GSA after 40 years of being the home of the department. Much as I really like the building, this show showed all-too-clearly why it was time to move: 19 people in one dark space. It didn't really work very well. Not to let that detract from the work. In a way, I am quite sad about the demise of this building as I really rather like it, but…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Non wearable jewelry...???

 

I have often wondered...How does one go about selling "jewelry" made out of paper or other fragile materials???  I absolutely love the look of handmade or specialty paper...and have combined it with some of my metalwork in the past...but it definitely takes a "special" buyer to actually purchase…

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Added by Aimee A. Domash on June 12, 2011 at 4:16am — 9 Comments

Dudes of Craft: Man, It’s Complicated - by Garth Johnson

by Garth Johnson



When did the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 11, 2011 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

Getting Frazzled...

SO, my degree students have now all been graded and are awaiting their results after four non-stop days of marking, external exams and exam boards. Their degree show is tomorrow night and I am looking forward to that immensely. Unfortunately, it means that we've slightly neglected our other students and I forgot to mention that the HND, HNC and NQ students have been working hard to get their own entries ready for the prestigious Glasgow-wide competition run by the venerable…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

BAD Backgrounds Yield BAD Photos - Don't Let This Happen to Your Work

MartheLEvANKNITtexture While our panel of experts from "Photography in Flux" at the recent Professional Development Seminar (SNAG Conference Seattle) did not declare a "standard" for photography backgrounds, they did make it clear that

BAD BACKGROUNDS create BAD PHOTOS. …

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Robert Baines at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

A Treasury of Evidence

Organized by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia

May 20 to August 21, 2011



Don’t miss Robert Baines solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance!



Robert Baines’ multi-disciplinary research concentrates on three main areas: archaeometallurgy, art goldsmithing and publishing text and commentary. His interest in the archaic has lead to his mastering, for the purposes of reproduction, of ancient fabrication techniques. His pieces are conceptually… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on June 8, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Cheeky preview...

The students on my new BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Technology all set up their shows yesterday and it was being assessed today by the external examiner. This is the first year we've offered the BA programme and I was very nervous about it; it was also very, very tiring.

Overall, the show looks great. I'm very pleased with what the students have done, and I am absolutely delighted with the way that a couple of them have pleasantly surprised us with their work. Because the students…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

work by others

There has been absolutely no update on my work on "A Forest" for the last two days as I've been locked away marking the work of our BA students. It is quite tiring and very intense, especially as this is the first year that I've taught on a degree-level course. I'm sure it gets easier... !

I'll be posting photographs of their show later in the week and if anyone is in Glasgow on Friday night, please come along from 7 - 9pm to North Glasgow College and have a look.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 7, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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