Taking Pause and Giving Thanks

Taking Pause and Giving Thanks

Late November, with its shorter days and increasingly long nights, calls for rest and reflection. But with 24/7technology and always being “in the loop” of life, work and communications, it’s a challenge to step back and relax into the bounty of life in the moment and givethanks. This year has been a watershed year for ArtSpark. In January, during an annual team strategy meeting, ArtSpark made the leap and relocated full-time to San Francisco.  It became obvious that dividing time between two locations (NM and CA) was taking a toll.  So I chose the location that could best support ArtSpark

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Back to School

Back to School

Many thanks to guest blogger and artist Annie LeFevre for this post and accompanying comic strip.  Right on Annie! This September, “back to school” holds new meaning to me as I will be commencing my fourth and final year of college at NYU, thus culminating the formal education that has governed the majority of my years on the planet. I have been an artist since even before I was a student, and I’ve had the great privilege to attend schools my whole life that have supported my creativity. Ultimately focusing on creative production in college with courses in art history,

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Big Changes In Today’s Art World:  Crisis or Opportunity?

Big Changes In Today’s Art World: Crisis or Opportunity?

“How the Widening Income Gap Is Affecting the Art World” is a recent Nonprofit Quarterly article describing how small and mid-sized galleries are closing in New York (as reported in the New York Times).  Both articles focus on how “mega-galleries” and art fairs or biennials like Art Basel and Art Miami are shutting out smaller dealers and, of course, squeezing artists’ sales as well.  ART at the top of the food chain is increasingly viewed and treated as an equity investment that’s held by collectors who then flip the art (like real estate) to the highest bidder for a big

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