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DOES YOUR COMPUTER HAVE THE FLU?

Now that you have discovered the ease of internet publicity, internet sales, and computer record keeping, it is time to discuss some of the pitfalls of being a member of the Internet generation. The world wide web is the wild west and your neighborhood sheriffs are rare, so you need to do what first generation settlers did: learn to protect yourself and your computer from the bad guys.

The holiday shopping season is about to pounce on us, and with it, a rash of computer malware and virus… Continue

Added by Gail Daley on November 7, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments

FRAMING ON A BUDGET: PART 4 Repairing A Plaster Frame

As I stated earlier, I don’t recommend re-fitting ornate Plaster Of Paris frames. However, if it means the difference between repairing an existing frame you are already using and purchasing a new one there is a way to fix chipped or broken edges. First, I want you to notice that on most plaster frames such as…

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Added by Gail Daley on June 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

REFURBISHING A USED FRAME - Framing On A Budget part 3

Refinishing Frames The first thing you are going to need is an outdoor workspace. Refinishing frames is messy, and the materials used need good ventilation. You may also want to invest in a folding table that can be put up when not in use.

MATERIALS NEEDED

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Added by Gail Daley on June 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD USED FRAME - Framing On A Budget Part 2

Another way to frame inexpensively is by restoring used frames. Where can you find used frames? A good source for used frames is flea markets, second hand stores and yard sales.

Choosing A Good Used Frame is not as difficult as you may think. Take your tape measure with you because frames…

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Added by Gail Daley on May 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FRAMING ON A BUDGET Part 1

Framing fine art can enhance the overall appeal of a piece of artwork; unfortunately, if you don't frame your art wisely it can ultimately ruin the paintings appeal altogether.   We all want our art to look its best, so artists inexperienced in the art of framing usually begin by using a commercial framer. A commercial framer will give you a nice, professional looking frame for your art. They will also give you sticker shock when quoting the price. Depending on the size of the frame…

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Added by Gail Daley on May 17, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Framing On A Budget Part 2 - Finding A Good Used Frame

HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD USED FRAME                12/1/13

 

 

Another way to frame inexpensively is by restoring used frames. Where can you find used frames? A good source for used frames is flea markets, second hand stores and yard sales.

Choosing A Good Used Frame is not as difficult as you may think. Take your tape measure with you because frames and framed art found here may or may not meet the usual size…

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Added by Gail Daley on April 16, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

FRAMING ON A BUDGET Part 1

Framing fine art can enhance the overall appeal of a piece of artwork; unfortunately, if you don't frame your art wisely it can ultimately ruin the paintings appeal altogether.   We all…

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Added by Gail Daley on March 21, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

WHAT GENRE IS YOUR ART?

I was always a little confused as to how certain types of art are placed into certain genres at art shows. For one thing, it seemed to be purely subjective, depending on each artist’s concept of what that particular Genre was and some art didn’t seem to fit into any division at all!

Categorize…

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Added by Gail Daley on January 2, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

ELEPHANT DUNG

Let’s talk about the pile of elephant dung in the middle of the room; namely, that adults in Fresno and Clovis consider a print from Target or Wal-Mart to be on the same level as an original painting from a local artist. Why is this? Well, I believe it is because they don’t think of paintings as a cultural medium, but as mere decorator objects. I think this belief…

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Added by Gail Daley on June 10, 2013 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

IS YOUR DISPLAY BOOTH READY FOR THE ART FESTIVAL?

A booth event is a sale with multiple vendors with each vendor putting up their own display booth. The event may be geared to sell only art or it may allow different types of vendors. Basically there are three types: Outdoor, Indoor and Tabletop. Outdoor events are usually larger than the Indoor ones and will attract a larger crowd. A tabletop may be either indoors or outdoors; the main difference between a Tabletop and the others is the space size. Most booth events allow you a 10’ x 10’…

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Added by Gail Daley on March 4, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day

 When did we start celebrating Valentine’s Day? Well I suppose you could say it began with a poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote a poem that cemented a pre-existing general belief, at least in medieval England, that February 14 was the day when birds chose their mates. Chaucer, 1343 – 25 October 1400, is…

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Added by Gail Daley on January 31, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

WHY BUY ART FROM LOCAL ARTISTS?

It’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Local Business Saturday this week. This time of the year is probably when one of the best opportunities to sell your work emerges, yet most artists don’t know how to take advantage of it. Some of them may even feel guilty about promoting sales at this time. For those of you who feel guilty about telling friends, past customers, family and acquaintances “Hey, consider buying from me when selecting Holiday gifts”, let’s consider a few things. Do you know…

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Added by Gail Daley on November 24, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT AS AN ARTIST

When I started to take my art seriously, I knew that peer group association was important for me to grow as an artist, but finding the right art group to join was a little frustrating.  Why is it so important to associate with other artists? Well, although you can create art in a vacuum, if your art is never evaluated by…

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Added by Gail Daley on November 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Dealing With Vilification Of Character Or Work On Social Network Sites

What response do you make when some person posts a negative opinion of you or your work on your website or a social network site? Some tips on what you can do about this without starting a major public feud and how to turn a negative into a positive action. Congratulations. You now have a brand…

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Added by Gail Daley on October 6, 2012 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

YOU CAN FIND MY ART ONLINE AT THESE SITES AND HERE'S WHY I CHOSE TO USE THEM

Do you have an internet presence? If you do, are you getting value for your money? Do you have only one site, or do you use many? I use about 5 – 10 sites regularly and I selected most of them for specific reasons which I have given below. Why do I put art up on so many sites? Well, frankly, I do it for the same reason Ann Landers syndicates her column in so many different newspapers: so I can get more exposure for individual art pieces. The more widespread your art is throughout the cloud,…

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Added by Gail Daley on September 5, 2012 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Promoting yourself as an artist is hard work

You can read more about this by check out the Modern Artist Handbooks on my web sitePromoting yourself as an artist is hard work. Don’t expect someone else to look out for your interests. Does this take time away from creating your art? Yes, it does. However, if…

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Added by Gail Daley on February 24, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Results of the Clovis Art Guild Miniature Works Fine Art Show

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to Alice Sutton, Jackie McCoy, Fran Leighton, John Roberts and David Dalgety who helped with the show. The Show will open February 1, 2012 and close on February 29, 2012 at Sierra Vista Mall, ste 1041 in Clovis, California and may be seen in the CAG Storefront Art Window Gallery during regular Mall hours.

Best of Show

#701       Unicorn—A Dance In Time              …

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Added by Gail Daley on January 29, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

We can sell/display our art in the windows at the Mall Again

Sierra Vista Mall has again opened up an opportunity for individual artists and art associations to display and sell their work in their unused display windows. The Mall has always been a supporter of local art and artists and this is no exception. The time allowed for each display is usually 4--6 weeks, subject to…

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Added by Gail Daley on January 21, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

Clovis Art Guild decorates tree to celebrate the Centennial

 This year the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial District is hosting the Christmas Tree Auction thatofficially kicks off the Clovis Centennial. On February 27, 2012 Clovis will commemorate its 100th year as an incorporated city. The trees will be auctioned off to raise money for the Clovis Centennial…

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Added by Gail Daley on November 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

I’m very excited about the debut of my new books

I’m very excited about the debut of my new books Modern Artists Handbook, the Addendum to the Modern ArtistHandbook and Art Show Basics.  Thebooks were created to assist artists just starting out or beginning to take first steps into the internet and information about shows,taxes, licenses, insurance and record keeping.

The Modern Artists Handbook-- ($10.00) was created to assist artists just startingout or just beginning to take their first…

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Added by Gail Daley on November 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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