Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 (digital)

Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 (digital)

Dream Big – It’s easy to think you’ve gone as far as you can go and give up on doing the things you really dreamed of doing when you were younger. In this issue, we’ll cover strategies for setting goals and making them happen. Learn how well-known artists achieved their personal goals and dreams in 2013.

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On The Cover

Three Chandeliers, 1987, by Arnold Mesches. Acrylic on canvas, 80” x 88”.

Collection: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Copyright © Arnold Mesches. Used by permission of the artist.


Read more about the cover artist in Four to Remember on Page 16.



12 ­ The Great Indulgence
By Matthew Daub

16 Four to Remember
By Terry Sullivan

24 Book excerpt from
Create Your Art Career
By Rhonda Schaller

32 Attain Big Dreams
By Gregory Frux

38 Blend Business and Art
By Kristen Fischer

44 Photographer Wyatt Gallery
By E. Brady Robinson

50 Deal with Stress
By Elena Parashko

54 Keys to Clear Communication
By Annie Strack

58 Regional Museum Biennials
By Daniel Grant

64 Vision, Passion and Purpose
By Renée Phillips

69 Paint Glowing Skin Tones
By Ora Sorensen



4 Editor’s Letter


5 Headlines & Details


10 Artist Spotlight: Felicia Forte

By Jenny Andreasson


75 Art Resources


76 Calls to Artists



37 Coaching the Artist:

Effective Collaborations

By Eric Maisel


43 Planning Your Art Business:

Mastering Small Talk

By Robert Reed


48 Photo Guy:

Photograph the Day-to-Day

By Steve Meltzer


53 Best Business Practice:

Intentions and Awareness

By Jodi Walsh


68 Heart to Heart:

Secure Your Rudder

By Jack White


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