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Get Your Art Out There – Marketing Strategies


AFFORDABILITY Do you consider artwork  a luxury item, something purchased for your home, cottage or office after everything else or only if you inherit a fortune or win a lottery? Many people do. Even when a potential buyer admires a painting, sculpture, etc. the price may put them off.  I’ve been thinking about this for some …

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Art Show Preview


Only 10 days to go for the opening of Firmly Rooted, a two-woman art show with my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist.  The show opens on May 3 with a reception from 1-4 pm at Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario and runs until May 31.  Regular office and gallery hours are Tuesday …

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Looking for a way to sell your art?


This is a quick post to let other artists know about a site I discovered today. It’s http://www.artfido.com. Setting up an account and adding your art is free. When your art sells, you pay 10% to Fido Art. That’s an incredible deal. The only issue I have is shipping costs. I put in an estimate …

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One Month to Art Show Opening


One month tomorrow, on Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I open our 2-woman art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. Firmly Rooted examines where we’ve come from and where we are now in our lives and creative journeys as artists. Our shared love of trees and nature, passion for painting and desire to connect with …

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Defy Winter – Welcome Spring with Original Artwork


At 12:57 pm local time, spring arrived in Muskoka with a blizzard! The local news suggested Mother Nature didn’t get the memo but I think she simply had a mind of her own. In spite of the weather and perhaps to spite it, the art show set-up crew showed up at the Bracebridge Sportsplex and …

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MARCH ART UPDATE


Currently I’m participating in a Muskoka Arts and Crafts (MAC) Members Show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  A Thousand Words is a themed show challenging members to create artwork inspired by each artist’s favourite quote. The show runs until March 8, 2014. I entered Pine Point in the show with the quote: “For a tree to become tall it must grow tough …

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UPCOMING ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

2013-36 Field of Remembrance, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 24 Copyright Wendie Donabie

Creative ideas fill my mind and studio these days. It’s a busy year ahead! Here’s a rundown of shows and exhibits for the next few months. But this is only the beginning; there are more to come! January – March Currently I have paintings on display at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, as part of …

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Memories of Walks in Winter Woods


Just wanted to share my newest painting- the largest to date –  30 x 24 inches. The winter hikes I enjoyed while living in Hamilton inspired this painting. The image is my impression of a section of the Red Hill Valley Trail. We dealt with steep, frozen slopes that we managed to slide down amidst our laughter …

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Promote Yourself and Get Out-Of-Town!


PROMOTION In today’s marketplace, artists must self promote. We can no longer rely solely on agents and galleries to sell our work.  Here are what I consider some of the necessities for today’s professional artist: a website, a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy accounts, writing articles for your local newspaper, applications to juried shows …

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One Weekend Down – One More to Go in Windermere


WEEKEND #1 What a glorious two days in Muskoka last weekend! Everywhere the trees proudly displayed their autumn wardrobes and visitors came to experience the natural beauty and the creativity of local artists. On Friday, the 4 of us set up our art show at Windermere Village Hall. We arrived with a ‘truckload of work’ in …

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