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From hobbyists to professional photographers and artists, understanding photo print sizes is a key element of every project or piece. Although seemingly a simple topic, having a good grasp of proper dimensions can aid in avoiding pixelation or distortion, while also making frame choices a breeze. Similarly, with the right photo print sizes in mind, ...

Framing artwork is a lot like placing your hand into a glove. Except in this case, your hand is visible while still being sheltered from the elements. Each component in the framing process gives you different levels of protection and affects the longevity of your art.  Using this guide as a reference, you should be ...

If you were lucky enough to receive an iPad over the holidays and are now feeling that billowy excitement over what you can do with it, this post is for you. I’ll share my inspiration (looking at you, David Hockney), a few iPad drawings created by myself and a colleague, some apps and websites for ...

It’s a big internet. And the holiday season is hectic enough without gift-buying stress. First we’ll share our top selects for the artists and photographers in your life. Then we’ll add some ideas for that DIYer neighbor, or the cousin who isn’t an artist per se, but sure appreciates a creative gift. Of course, when ...

You’ve put your heart and soul into your art: capturing that magic moment when your inner muse is stirred, setting up the ideal composition, and honing the details until it finally feels finished. Now it’s time to get out of the studio or out from behind the lens — and in front of an audience. ...

Have you heard the story of the little boy who complained that his mom gave him too many green beans? When she told him he could just eat half, he bit into half of each green bean, leaving the remnants on his plate. Often we assume people know things that they don’t. Not because the ...

As artists, we enjoy the process of putting our vision on paper. Inspired by the striking architecture of a city, photographers capture angles and textures, telling a story with a camera. Or maybe the butterflies and botanicals in your own back yard stir you to put paint, pen or pencil to paper. Either way you’re ...

Your work is unique. It only follows that the presentation should highlight your one-of-a-kind creations. Whether you’re entering a juried art competition, presenting your work to a gallery or simply desiring to showcase your work in its very best light at home or in your office, here are a few guidelines to consider. Always use ...

Though many galleries and museums are now offering online viewing, as artists ourselves, we understand how deeply a cancelled art exhibition or show can affect an artist’s livelihood and ability to provide for their family. I have put together a list of organizations, some I’ve personally participated in, that offer online options for artist exhibitions ...

“Why bother with an artist biography if I already have an artist statement?” you may ask. “After all, shouldn’t the focus be on my art?” Great questions. However, although an artist statement describes your art, an artist biography lets you to talk about yourself. People are naturally curious about artists. They may wonder things like: ...