Tag: artists

18 Sep

Get some great art from multiple artists for cheap!

Chris Lane / Art, Featured Artist, photography / / 0 Comments

I was recently invited to participate in a program called Community Supported Artists by the local Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. This is a program that gathers together 9 artists to each create a limited edition print or artwork to be distributed amongst “subscribers” to the program. Below, you can see the photo that I submitted for collectors to receive.
So, for each month for three months, three artists each create a piece and produce 50 prints or copies. Then once a month there is a reception where the artists and patrons get together to distribute the work, meet and greet, and all that sort of thing. The artwork “shares” just went on sale within the last week or so and are expected to go fast. The shares (9 works by 9 artists) are only 300$, which is an incredible deal. If you would like to get in on this deal, contact Therese Jacobson via email tmjacobson16@gmail.com or via phone 218-745-9111.
This is by no means limited to local patrons, anyone anywhere can buy them and shipping will be added. I can’t say for sure how much the shipping is, but I’m sure it is reasonable.

My contribution

My print is 12×16 with a canvas backer board, protected in a (removable) clear cellophane bag and an included artists statement and letter to the patron is included.
The Traveler © Chris Lane Photo

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01 Jun

Not all artists are designers

Chris Lane / Art, Design / / 3 Comments

It is a common misconception if someone can make pretty pictures of one kind, they can make pretty pictures of any kind. Unfortunately, this is quite a myth. Though I agree that design is art of a sort, albeit commercial based art, it is most definitely not fine art. Fine art is almost entirely subjective, whereas commercial art, be it illustration, design, editorial photography, etc, has a very specific purpose. Generally speaking, that purpose is to sell the viewer something. It might not be selling directly in an economic sense, but just to get the viewer to read an article. Alternatively, it can be something like user interface design, so that something is simple to use.

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24 Nov

If you suck at something, Do it.

Chris Lane / Art, process / / 1 Comment

Many beginning artists avoid drawing hands and feet. And because they suck at it, they always draw their figures either mysteriously missing or hiding those parts or they are always off canvas. That is exactly where they go wrong. The only way to improve upon something is through practice. A person can sometimes learn proper method, but he still has to practice that method before he can really get it right.
rough sketch of feet

Everyone has one thing that they are sub par at, be it drawing hands and feet, or maybe overall proportion, or possibly composition in photography, or typography in design. So don’t feel bad if you suck at something. It is OK to be sub par, but only for so long. The way to overcome this is by
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