This blog focuses on the joys, challenges and lessons of living the creative life—and make a living doing it! Author Gayle Mahoney is an arts marketing consultant and has shown and sold her own artwork for over 25 years.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Montclair Arts Day
"They came. They smiled. They were photographed. More than 100 artists from many disciplines gathered at the Montclair High School amphitheater on Wednesday, May 19 for a special photograph in celebration of Arts Day in Montclair. The Township Council declared May 19, 2010 as Arts Day to recognize “the many contributions that Montclair artists and those employed in the creative economy have made to the world and to Montclair in particular.” It was a great day -- for the arts -- in Montclair." Read More on the DestinationMontclair website
Here is the photo of all the artists who could make it at 4pm on a weekday. It was great to meet so many other artists, writers and musicians, and it was great to be at the inaugural event:
Artists: Sign up for the Art Map, a free artists directory: http://www.theartsmap.com/index.php
An amazing example of the healing power of art: http://www.mondayheartsformadalene.com/
"The Art of Jewellery Design: From Idea to Reality" by Elizabeth Olver. A great book about the design process, applicable to crafters in any medium. Buy on Amazon.com or through your favorite bookseller.
For anyone who is interested in breaking into the wholesale crafts market. Great seminars and mentoring resources. http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/