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Monthly Archives: April 2016

6 ways to develop strong professional art world relationships


It takes consistency to build good, strong, relationships. In the art world, you can’t survive without them. Good, mutually beneficial relationships are an integral part of everything you do. They’re important to success. But you have to put in the work. A lasting relationship will not develop with out dedicated effort.

For starters, selectivity and engagement are essential for…

Art Branding 101: Create a Strong Brand Statement for your Art


A brand is not just a logo – rather, it’s an important marketing tool. Should you consider branding? Let’s talk about it.

What is branding and why is it important for art?

Plainly put, a brand is what you’re known for, above all others. Don’t confuse good marketing with good branding. In the simplest explanation, marketing is what you…

Next Stop – The Future: Adjusting to Impermanence in the Art World

As an artist, you’ll exhibit in many places. You’ll become a member of different art groups. You’ll meet a lot of people. You’ll have beneficial partnerships and partnerships that were a mistake. You’ll make great friends and you’ll meet people with conflicting personalities.

Many of your experiences will be wonderful – others won’t be. In this respect, the art world…

Essences: Abstracted Landscape Paintings and other Kansas Art Exhbits

Strecker-Nelson Gallery

4061/2 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, Kansas
M-S 10am – 6pm

Abstracted Landscape Paintings
March 4 — April 23, 2016

Zak Barnes, Allan Chow, Clare Doveton, Becky Drager, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Matthew Richter, Rodney Troth, Diana Werts, Sharon McCoy, Virginia McKinney, Heather Smith Jones, Bev Gegen


New Exhibit on April 29, 2016…

Workshops at Mattie Rhodes Center Art Gallery


Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 1pm – 4pm

$40.00 per participant

This is a hands on, one-day workshop in Screenprinting and T-Shirt design using the current exhibits’ themes as inspiration. Participants bring their own shirts (6 max).

Resin Works/Jewelry 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 1pm – 3pm

$30.00 per participant

Be inspired by the Chicano Voice exhibition…

Copyright and Intellectual Property Workshop at Manhattan Arts Center


Instructor: Barry Anderson
Days: Tues, 6-8pm
Dates: April 19-May 24

Celebrate the beauty of springtime through your paintings. Class may meet at a greenhouse for on location flower painting sessions. Improve your sketching & composition, color mixing, and painting techniques. All materials must be provided by the student. Suitable for painters with some experience, although…