Friends of DADA

Dallas Art Dealers Association is pleased to introduce its new Friends of DADA membership group. If you love the visual arts and want to be involved, this is the group for you. For an annual fee (that helps our Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund), you wi…

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New website for VAGF

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco has reorganized and now has a new website: http://www.visualartsguildoffrisco.org/. Meetings of VAGF are now held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Frisco Arts Center, 6827 Main Street, in Frisco. (next one …

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New website for VAGF

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco has reorganized and now has a new website: http://www.visualartsguildoffrisco.org/. Meetings of VAGF are now held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Frisco Arts Center, 6827 Main Street, in Frisco. (next one …

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Beyond the color wheel: Magenta issues

Is magenta a real color or not? That’s the question discussed in “Does Magenta Exist?” posted on COLOURlovers.com by Evad Sommers.

Evad summarizes the arguments presented by Liz Elliott in “Magenta Ain’t A Colour,” which claims that magenta (or pink…

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Beyond the color wheel: Magenta issues

Is magenta a real color or not? That’s the question discussed in “Does Magenta Exist?” posted on COLOURlovers.com by Evad Sommers.

Evad summarizes the arguments presented by Liz Elliott in “Magenta Ain’t A Colour,” which claims that magenta (or pink…

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Davey’s How to Sell Art Online

Barney Davey (who writes the informative Art Print Issues blog) has created a new guide “How to Sell Art Online”. Located on eHow.com, it explains how to get started in eight steps. Other guides to art topics are located on the eHow site.

Davey’s gu…

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Davey’s How to Sell Art Online

Barney Davey (who writes the informative Art Print Issues blog) has created a new guide “How to Sell Art Online”. Located on eHow.com, it explains how to get started in eight steps. Other guides to art topics are located on the eHow site.

Davey’s gu…

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DailyOriginal.com Launches November 1st, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Justin Hampton
DailyOriginal.com
Plano, TX
Phone: 940-206-9676
http://www.dailyoriginal.com
jhampton@dailyoriginal.com

Featuring One Different Piece of Original Art Work Each Day

Plano, TX — October 24, 2001 – Mark a new bookmark, DailyOriginal.com goes live on November 1, 2008. DailyOriginal.com is a new, virtual art gallery that features a single piece of original artwork on a daily basis. DailyOriginal.com hosts an inventory of art done by both aspiring and established artists. Art work and mediums included in the growing inventory range from abstracts to contemporary art and paintings to sculptures.

Artists are encouraged to submit their work at DailyOriginal.com to be considered for the daily feature. If selected for a featured spot, the artist would pay no fees or costs for listing with the site. A commission rate of 25% is applied only when the art sells. The site offers immediate sales potential with no internal competition with other artists’ works. DailyOriginal.com allows the artist to set their price for each piece of art and keep the work in their possession. Artists are free to continue to show and sell their work outside of DailyOriginal.com, with the exception of the 24 hour period that the art is featured.

The site has been designed with the promotion of the artists being of paramount importance. The site was created with the assistance and guidance from artists around the country and will continue to develop into a site that offers strong sales potential and serves as a showcase for both aspiring and established artists.

For information: http://www.dailyoriginal.com or Contact: jhampton@dailyoriginal.com Phone: 940-206-9676

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DailyOriginal.com Launches November 1st, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Justin Hampton
DailyOriginal.com
Plano, TX
Phone: 940-206-9676
http://www.dailyoriginal.com
jhampton@dailyoriginal.com

Featuring One Different Piece of Original Art Work Each Day

Plano, TX — October 24, 2001 – Mark a new bookmark, DailyOriginal.com goes live on November 1, 2008. DailyOriginal.com is a new, virtual art gallery that features a single piece of original artwork on a daily basis. DailyOriginal.com hosts an inventory of art done by both aspiring and established artists. Art work and mediums included in the growing inventory range from abstracts to contemporary art and paintings to sculptures.

Artists are encouraged to submit their work at DailyOriginal.com to be considered for the daily feature. If selected for a featured spot, the artist would pay no fees or costs for listing with the site. A commission rate of 25% is applied only when the art sells. The site offers immediate sales potential with no internal competition with other artists’ works. DailyOriginal.com allows the artist to set their price for each piece of art and keep the work in their possession. Artists are free to continue to show and sell their work outside of DailyOriginal.com, with the exception of the 24 hour period that the art is featured.

The site has been designed with the promotion of the artists being of paramount importance. The site was created with the assistance and guidance from artists around the country and will continue to develop into a site that offers strong sales potential and serves as a showcase for both aspiring and established artists.

For information: http://www.dailyoriginal.com or Contact: jhampton@dailyoriginal.com Phone: 940-206-9676

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Henderson County Art Club

The Art Department of the Henderson County Women’s Club was organized in October, 1928, by Mrs. W. R. Bishop. The purpose was to assist in maintaining the Henderson County Memorial Library and to encourage the study of art in Henderson County. This fledgling organization has evolved into the present-day Henderson County Art Club. This year, 2008, is the 80th year that The Henderson County Art Club has been bringing art to the residents of Henderson County and encouraging art appreciation in the Deep East Texas Region.

Over the years the focus of the Henderson County Art Club has continued to be the study of different styles of art and the different mediums with which the different styles can be expressed. Guest speakers have demonstrated oils, oils & waxes, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, etc. with subjects varying from still life to portraits to creature studies. At least twice a year, the artists donate their time and talent to exhibit and offer their art for sale at the upcoming Fall Show and Sale which is soon to be held at The East Texas Arboretum in Athens in September and the Spring Show and Sale held at The Cain Center in April. Many of the art work which will be exhibited has won awards and ribbons at various other shows in the area such as The Texas State Fair Art Competition in Dallas and The East Texas State Fair Art Competition in Tyler as well as national competitions such as The Daughters of the American Revolution National Art Competition.

Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of the month at The East Texas Arboretum at 10:30am and on alternate months at 7:00pm at The First United Methodist Church at Lovers Lane and College Streets in Athens. All artists and art connoisseurs in Henderson County and the Deep East Texas Area are encouraged to join The Henderson County Art Club and to attend The Fall Show and Sale in September at The Arboretum and The Spring Show and Sale in April at The Cain Center. For more information email ruthom1946@gmail.com.

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Henderson County Art Club

The Art Department of the Henderson County Women’s Club was organized in October, 1928, by Mrs. W. R. Bishop. The purpose was to assist in maintaining the Henderson County Memorial Library and to encourage the study of art in Henderson County. This fledgling organization has evolved into the present-day Henderson County Art Club. This year, 2008, is the 80th year that The Henderson County Art Club has been bringing art to the residents of Henderson County and encouraging art appreciation in the Deep East Texas Region.

Over the years the focus of the Henderson County Art Club has continued to be the study of different styles of art and the different mediums with which the different styles can be expressed. Guest speakers have demonstrated oils, oils & waxes, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, etc. with subjects varying from still life to portraits to creature studies. At least twice a year, the artists donate their time and talent to exhibit and offer their art for sale at the upcoming Fall Show and Sale which is soon to be held at The East Texas Arboretum in Athens in September and the Spring Show and Sale held at The Cain Center in April. Many of the art work which will be exhibited has won awards and ribbons at various other shows in the area such as The Texas State Fair Art Competition in Dallas and The East Texas State Fair Art Competition in Tyler as well as national competitions such as The Daughters of the American Revolution National Art Competition.

Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of the month at The East Texas Arboretum at 10:30am and on alternate months at 7:00pm at The First United Methodist Church at Lovers Lane and College Streets in Athens. All artists and art connoisseurs in Henderson County and the Deep East Texas Area are encouraged to join The Henderson County Art Club and to attend The Fall Show and Sale in September at The Arboretum and The Spring Show and Sale in April at The Cain Center. For more information email ruthom1946@gmail.com.

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Paper Source opens

The Paper Source, a chain of boutiques devoted to the creative possibilities that paper can offer, has now arrived in Dallas at NorthPark Center. The mission of Paper Source is “Do Something Creative Every Day,”. Paper Source offers beautifully crafted paper, paper crafts and products, such as rubber stamps, books and gift wrap. The Paper Source website has how-to videos such as embossing and rubber stamping. The store also offers workshops. Please call 214-696-4400 for more information.

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Paper Source opens

The Paper Source, a chain of boutiques devoted to the creative possibilities that paper can offer, has now arrived in Dallas at NorthPark Center. The mission of Paper Source is “Do Something Creative Every Day,”. Paper Source offers beautifully crafted paper, paper crafts and products, such as rubber stamps, books and gift wrap. The Paper Source website has how-to videos such as embossing and rubber stamping. The store also offers workshops. Please call 214-696-4400 for more information.

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Artists of Eastland County

Artists of Eastland County is a non-profit organization open to anyone living, working or attending school in Eastland County. We welcome such mediums as oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, photography and sculpture. We hold our monthly business meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Eastland Senior Citizens Center in Eastland, TX. Following the meeting we have a program of interest, such as speaker from West Texas Rehabilitation Center; a demonstration/exhibition/history of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and an exhibition of “Pinhole” photography. For a newly formed organization (11/06) we have been very fortunate in our speakers/demonstrators. We were very fortunate to also have a month long exhibit of the artwork of our members at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, as well as a display at the refurbished Connellee Hotel in Eastland.

Additionally we have “Paint Day” every Monday from 1:00 – 4:00 and Paint Night on the first, second and fourth Thursday nights – all at the Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge. There are no “teachers”, simply a group of people helping each other.

Eastland Center For the Arts, of which we are a sub-division, is in the process of revitalizing an old building on the west side of the Courthouse Square in Eastland, which will contain the Lyric Theatre Group, H.V. & Gaynell O’Brien Art Gallery and the Artists of Eastland Co. This is a long, slow process since the building has been allowed to deteriorate over several years. When completed, it will provide much needed “home” space for all and provide a complete “art” center for visitors and citizens alike.

Contacts: Pres.: Joy Conner – 254-629-3290 ejconner1111@sbcglonal.net; VP: Maria Beck – 254-629-8588 mariabeck@yahoo.com; Sec.: Martha Elliott – 254-442-1208 marthae227@yahoo.com

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Artists of Eastland County

Artists of Eastland County is a non-profit organization open to anyone living, working or attending school in Eastland County. We welcome such mediums as oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, photography and sculpture. We hold our monthly business meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Eastland Senior Citizens Center in Eastland, TX. Following the meeting we have a program of interest, such as speaker from West Texas Rehabilitation Center; a demonstration/exhibition/history of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and an exhibition of “Pinhole” photography. For a newly formed organization (11/06) we have been very fortunate in our speakers/demonstrators. We were very fortunate to also have a month long exhibit of the artwork of our members at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, as well as a display at the refurbished Connellee Hotel in Eastland.

Additionally we have “Paint Day” every Monday from 1:00 – 4:00 and Paint Night on the first, second and fourth Thursday nights – all at the Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge. There are no “teachers”, simply a group of people helping each other.

Eastland Center For the Arts, of which we are a sub-division, is in the process of revitalizing an old building on the west side of the Courthouse Square in Eastland, which will contain the Lyric Theatre Group, H.V. & Gaynell O’Brien Art Gallery and the Artists of Eastland Co. This is a long, slow process since the building has been allowed to deteriorate over several years. When completed, it will provide much needed “home” space for all and provide a complete “art” center for visitors and citizens alike.

Contacts: Pres.: Joy Conner – 254-629-3290 ejconner1111@sbcglonal.net; VP: Maria Beck – 254-629-8588 mariabeck@yahoo.com; Sec.: Martha Elliott – 254-442-1208 marthae227@yahoo.com

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Dallas chapter of the Photography Schoolhouse

The Dallas chapter of the Photography Schoolhouse is an online forum dedicated to providing an educational environment to aspiring photographers. We cover almost all areas of photography from weddings and portraits, to art and nature. Registration is f…

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Dallas chapter of the Photography Schoolhouse

The Dallas chapter of the Photography Schoolhouse is an online forum dedicated to providing an educational environment to aspiring photographers. We cover almost all areas of photography from weddings and portraits, to art and nature. Registration is f…

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KERA’s ART&SEEK Initiates Conversation About Arts on Radio, TV and Web

LAUNCHES MAY 28, 2008

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The North Texas arts community is rich with museums, theaters, symphonies, operas and concert venues. It’s also home to myriad art galleries, film and video festivals, honkytonks and live music clubs. Whether your connection to the world of art is dinner and the opera, a cold beer and a polka, taking a weekend painting or beading class or playing in a rock band, Art&Seek is your resource.

Art&Seek is all about community. A service from KERA for North Texas and beyond, Art&Seek coverage includes radio news reports, special television feature programs and a new Web site at artandseek.org. The Web site launches Wednesday, May 28, 2008. The first featured Art&Seek television program is Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, a co-production of KERA-TV, which airs May 28, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. Please find additional information about this program below. In June, Art&Seek presents A Conversation with Bill Lively, hosted by Lee Cullum.

At artandseek.org you’ll find feature stories written by KERA’s Arts Reporter Jerome Weeks and contributors along with related stories and headlines from National Public Radio. Join the discussion on the Art&Seek blog, check out insights from our guest bloggers – arts professionals from around North Texas – and tell us what you think.

If you’re planning a night out, want to take a master class or take action by joining an arts advocacy group, you can search the Art&Seek calendar by date and interest to find your best options. The Art&Seek calendar is a comprehensive resource for artists and their audiences. Arts organizations, colleges, universities and performance venues can create a profile on the Web site and submit information about upcoming events and activities. Share the news. Tell a friend.

Local radio reports on the arts and entertainment can be heard weekly on KERA-FM during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The Deep in the Arts calendar will change its name to the Art&Seek calendar, but the content will remain the same. Tune in for Host and Producer Gini Mascorro’s recommendations on art and entertainment events in North Texas weekdays at 8:59 a.m., 12:41 p.m. and 8:29 p.m., Saturday at 9:19 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. and Sundays at 9:19 a.m.

KERA-TV will feature special programs as part of the Art&Seek lineup, with an emphasis on North Texas. This month’s feature, Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz who returns to Cuba for the first time since he was a child. He recaptures not only his childhood memories, but meets and works with Havana’s top artists and is ultimately inspired to take his art in a new direction. The film was produced by North Texas natives, Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch. As Trinity Films, now based in Austin, the team has produced documentaries about The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and cowboy culture, including the IMAX film, Ride Around the World. Visit trinityfilms.com/ for more information.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Anne Bothwell is KERA’s director of Art&Seek. A journalist for 20 years, Anne has devoted the majority of her career to editing and shaping arts coverage. During her tenure with The Dallas Morning News, she contributed to the creation of the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper and led award-winning coverage of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten years prior. Jerome’s writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines. He was awarded five Katie Awards by the Dallas Press Club and received a graduate journalism fellowship from Columbia University.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public broadcasting organization that is independently owned and operated in North Texas. The station’s services include original television and radio productions, national public television and radio programs, online information and resources at www.kera.org and an educational resource center that develops outreach programs for children, families and educators.

KERA productions have earned the highest accolades bestowed by the broadcasting industry, including Peabody, duPont, Emmy, Clarion (Association of Women in Communications), Gold Camera Award (the U.S. International Film and Video Festival), Texas Gavel (State Bar of Texas), Anson Jones for In-Depth Television (Texas Medical Association), International Health and Medical Award for Community Health, Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Plaque, Lone Star Emmy, INTERCOM Competition’s Gold Plaque, American Association of Museums’ Gold Muse Award, National Telecommunications and Education Association, and many more.

To schedule interviews or request additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood, Public Relations Manager with KERA at 214-740-9377 or by email, mfullwood@kera.org.

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KERA’s ART&SEEK Initiates Conversation About Arts on Radio, TV and Web

LAUNCHES MAY 28, 2008

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The North Texas arts community is rich with museums, theaters, symphonies, operas and concert venues. It’s also home to myriad art galleries, film and video festivals, honkytonks and live music clubs. Whether your connection to the world of art is dinner and the opera, a cold beer and a polka, taking a weekend painting or beading class or playing in a rock band, Art&Seek is your resource.

Art&Seek is all about community. A service from KERA for North Texas and beyond, Art&Seek coverage includes radio news reports, special television feature programs and a new Web site at artandseek.org. The Web site launches Wednesday, May 28, 2008. The first featured Art&Seek television program is Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, a co-production of KERA-TV, which airs May 28, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. Please find additional information about this program below. In June, Art&Seek presents A Conversation with Bill Lively, hosted by Lee Cullum.

At artandseek.org you’ll find feature stories written by KERA’s Arts Reporter Jerome Weeks and contributors along with related stories and headlines from National Public Radio. Join the discussion on the Art&Seek blog, check out insights from our guest bloggers – arts professionals from around North Texas – and tell us what you think.

If you’re planning a night out, want to take a master class or take action by joining an arts advocacy group, you can search the Art&Seek calendar by date and interest to find your best options. The Art&Seek calendar is a comprehensive resource for artists and their audiences. Arts organizations, colleges, universities and performance venues can create a profile on the Web site and submit information about upcoming events and activities. Share the news. Tell a friend.

Local radio reports on the arts and entertainment can be heard weekly on KERA-FM during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The Deep in the Arts calendar will change its name to the Art&Seek calendar, but the content will remain the same. Tune in for Host and Producer Gini Mascorro’s recommendations on art and entertainment events in North Texas weekdays at 8:59 a.m., 12:41 p.m. and 8:29 p.m., Saturday at 9:19 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. and Sundays at 9:19 a.m.

KERA-TV will feature special programs as part of the Art&Seek lineup, with an emphasis on North Texas. This month’s feature, Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz who returns to Cuba for the first time since he was a child. He recaptures not only his childhood memories, but meets and works with Havana’s top artists and is ultimately inspired to take his art in a new direction. The film was produced by North Texas natives, Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch. As Trinity Films, now based in Austin, the team has produced documentaries about The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and cowboy culture, including the IMAX film, Ride Around the World. Visit trinityfilms.com/ for more information.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Anne Bothwell is KERA’s director of Art&Seek. A journalist for 20 years, Anne has devoted the majority of her career to editing and shaping arts coverage. During her tenure with The Dallas Morning News, she contributed to the creation of the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper and led award-winning coverage of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten years prior. Jerome’s writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines. He was awarded five Katie Awards by the Dallas Press Club and received a graduate journalism fellowship from Columbia University.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public broadcasting organization that is independently owned and operated in North Texas. The station’s services include original television and radio productions, national public television and radio programs, online information and resources at www.kera.org and an educational resource center that develops outreach programs for children, families and educators.

KERA productions have earned the highest accolades bestowed by the broadcasting industry, including Peabody, duPont, Emmy, Clarion (Association of Women in Communications), Gold Camera Award (the U.S. International Film and Video Festival), Texas Gavel (State Bar of Texas), Anson Jones for In-Depth Television (Texas Medical Association), International Health and Medical Award for Community Health, Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Plaque, Lone Star Emmy, INTERCOM Competition’s Gold Plaque, American Association of Museums’ Gold Muse Award, National Telecommunications and Education Association, and many more.

To schedule interviews or request additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood, Public Relations Manager with KERA at 214-740-9377 or by email, mfullwood@kera.org.

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Art & Seek launches May 28 – Free publicity for art groups

KERA is providing a marvelous opportunity for art groups to get the word out to the public about what exhibits, art instruction, or other art activities they offer!

Part of KERA’s new Art & Seek site (http://artandseek.org/) is a calendar of North Texas arts and culture events that arts groups and venues can contribute to directly. The first step is to create a profile on your art group for the Art & Seek calendar. After this, you can submit events directly to the calendar.

They are also looking for art bloggers. (See the ArtGroupsDFW article on this)

The press release:

ART&SEEK INITIATES CONVERSATION ABOUT ARTS ON RADIO, TV AND WEB

New Site Launches May 28, 2008

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The North Texas arts community is rich with museums, theaters, symphonies, operas and concert venues. It’s also home to myriad art galleries, film and video festivals, honkytonks and live music clubs. Whether your connection to the world of art is dinner and the opera, a cold beer and a polka, taking a weekend painting or beading class or playing in a rock band, Art&Seek is your resource.

Art&Seek is all about community. A service from KERA for North Texas and beyond, Art&Seek coverage includes radio news reports, special television feature programs and a new Web site at artandseek.org. The Web site launches Wednesday, May 28, 2008. The first featured Art&Seek television program is Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, a co-production of KERA-TV, which airs May 28, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. Please find additional information about this program below. In June, Art&Seek presents A Conversation with Bill Lively, hosted by Lee Cullum.

At www.artandseek.org you’ll find feature stories written by KERA’s Arts Reporter Jerome Weeks and contributors along with related stories and headlines from National Public Radio. Join the discussion on the Art&Seek blog, check out insights from our guest bloggers – arts professionals from around North Texas – and tell us what you think.

If you’re planning a night out, want to take a master class or take action by joining an arts advocacy group, you can search the Art&Seek calendar by date and interest to find your best options. The Art&Seek calendar is a comprehensive resource for artists and their audiences. Arts organizations, colleges, universities and performance venues can create a profile on the Web site and submit information about upcoming events and activities. Share the news. Tell a friend.

Local radio reports on the arts and entertainment can be heard weekly on KERA-FM during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The Deep in the Arts calendar will change its name to the Art&Seek calendar, but the content will remain the same. Tune in for host and producer Gini Mascorro’s recommendations on art and entertainment events in North Texas weekdays at 8:59 a.m., 12:41 p.m. and 8:29 p.m., Saturday at 9:19 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. and Sundays at 9:19 a.m.

KERA-TV will feature special programs as part of the Art&Seek lineup, with an emphasis on North Texas. This month’s feature, Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz who returns to Cuba for the first time since he was a child. He recaptures not only his childhood memories, but meets and works with Havana’s top artists and is ultimately inspired to take his art in a new direction. The film was produced by North Texas natives, Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch. As Trinity Films, now based in Austin, the team has produced documentaries about The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and cowboy culture, including the IMAX film Ride Around the World. Visit trinityfilms.com for more information.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Anne Bothwell is KERA’s director of Art&Seek. A journalist for 20 years, Anne has devoted the majority of her career to editing and shaping arts coverage. During her tenure with The Dallas Morning News, she contributed to the creation of the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper and led award-winning coverage of the South by Southwest Music Conference.

Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten years prior. Jerome’s writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines. He was awarded five Katie Awards by the Dallas Press Club and received a graduate journalism fellowship from Columbia University.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public broadcasting organization that is independently owned and operated in North Texas. The station’s services include original television and radio productions, national public television and radio programs, online information and resources at www.kera.org and an educational resource center that develops outreach programs for children, families and educators.

KERA productions have earned the highest accolades bestowed by the broadcasting industry, including Peabody, duPont, Emmy, Clarion (Association of Women in Communications), Gold Camera Award (the U.S. International Film and Video Festival), Texas Gavel (State Bar of Texas), Anson Jones for In-Depth Television (Texas Medical Association), International Health and Medical Award for Community Health, Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Plaque, Lone Star Emmy, INTERCOM Competition’s Gold Plaque, American Association of Museums’ Gold Muse Award, National Telecommunications and Education Association, and many more.

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Art & Seek launches May 28 – Free publicity for art groups

KERA is providing a marvelous opportunity for art groups to get the word out to the public about what exhibits, art instruction, or other art activities they offer!

Part of KERA’s new Art & Seek site (http://artandseek.org/) is a calendar of North Texas arts and culture events that arts groups and venues can contribute to directly. The first step is to create a profile on your art group for the Art & Seek calendar. After this, you can submit events directly to the calendar.

They are also looking for art bloggers. (See the ArtGroupsDFW article on this)

The press release:

ART&SEEK INITIATES CONVERSATION ABOUT ARTS ON RADIO, TV AND WEB

New Site Launches May 28, 2008

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The North Texas arts community is rich with museums, theaters, symphonies, operas and concert venues. It’s also home to myriad art galleries, film and video festivals, honkytonks and live music clubs. Whether your connection to the world of art is dinner and the opera, a cold beer and a polka, taking a weekend painting or beading class or playing in a rock band, Art&Seek is your resource.

Art&Seek is all about community. A service from KERA for North Texas and beyond, Art&Seek coverage includes radio news reports, special television feature programs and a new Web site at artandseek.org. The Web site launches Wednesday, May 28, 2008. The first featured Art&Seek television program is Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, a co-production of KERA-TV, which airs May 28, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. Please find additional information about this program below. In June, Art&Seek presents A Conversation with Bill Lively, hosted by Lee Cullum.

At www.artandseek.org you’ll find feature stories written by KERA’s Arts Reporter Jerome Weeks and contributors along with related stories and headlines from National Public Radio. Join the discussion on the Art&Seek blog, check out insights from our guest bloggers – arts professionals from around North Texas – and tell us what you think.

If you’re planning a night out, want to take a master class or take action by joining an arts advocacy group, you can search the Art&Seek calendar by date and interest to find your best options. The Art&Seek calendar is a comprehensive resource for artists and their audiences. Arts organizations, colleges, universities and performance venues can create a profile on the Web site and submit information about upcoming events and activities. Share the news. Tell a friend.

Local radio reports on the arts and entertainment can be heard weekly on KERA-FM during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The Deep in the Arts calendar will change its name to the Art&Seek calendar, but the content will remain the same. Tune in for host and producer Gini Mascorro’s recommendations on art and entertainment events in North Texas weekdays at 8:59 a.m., 12:41 p.m. and 8:29 p.m., Saturday at 9:19 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. and Sundays at 9:19 a.m.

KERA-TV will feature special programs as part of the Art&Seek lineup, with an emphasis on North Texas. This month’s feature, Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey, follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz who returns to Cuba for the first time since he was a child. He recaptures not only his childhood memories, but meets and works with Havana’s top artists and is ultimately inspired to take his art in a new direction. The film was produced by North Texas natives, Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch. As Trinity Films, now based in Austin, the team has produced documentaries about The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and cowboy culture, including the IMAX film Ride Around the World. Visit trinityfilms.com for more information.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Anne Bothwell is KERA’s director of Art&Seek. A journalist for 20 years, Anne has devoted the majority of her career to editing and shaping arts coverage. During her tenure with The Dallas Morning News, she contributed to the creation of the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper and led award-winning coverage of the South by Southwest Music Conference.

Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten years prior. Jerome’s writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines. He was awarded five Katie Awards by the Dallas Press Club and received a graduate journalism fellowship from Columbia University.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public broadcasting organization that is independently owned and operated in North Texas. The station’s services include original television and radio productions, national public television and radio programs, online information and resources at www.kera.org and an educational resource center that develops outreach programs for children, families and educators.

KERA productions have earned the highest accolades bestowed by the broadcasting industry, including Peabody, duPont, Emmy, Clarion (Association of Women in Communications), Gold Camera Award (the U.S. International Film and Video Festival), Texas Gavel (State Bar of Texas), Anson Jones for In-Depth Television (Texas Medical Association), International Health and Medical Award for Community Health, Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Plaque, Lone Star Emmy, INTERCOM Competition’s Gold Plaque, American Association of Museums’ Gold Muse Award, National Telecommunications and Education Association, and many more.

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New web site for PAA

Carolyn Kilgo Weinman has created an updated site for the Plano Art Association. The new url is http://plano-art.com/ and replaces the old site planoart.org (which will be up awhile longer for the transition). The new site is sleek, attractive and info…

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New web site for PAA

Carolyn Kilgo Weinman has created an updated site for the Plano Art Association. The new url is http://plano-art.com/ and replaces the old site planoart.org (which will be up awhile longer for the transition). The new site is sleek, attractive and info…

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Imagekind – an art prints publisher

Imagekind is a print-on-demand online store that an increasing number of artists are using to sell reproductions of their artwork. It is now offering art from over 50,000 artists, to a fast-growing marketplace of over 250,000 users. Imagekind allows little-known artists to share the landscape with better-known and established masters. For more information see the website at imagekind.com.

Imagekind is one of the resources referenced in the guide Selling Your Art Online: a Guide to Artist Websites, Online Galleries and Stores, and Auction Sites.

How it works:

Imagekind’s print-on-demand model allows artists to create their own galleries where they can set their own prices and connect with art lovers looking to discover unique pieces that can be custom framed and delivered to their door within days. Visitors can purchase art prints, create custom framed masterpieces and order newly available greeting cards. The process:

  • Load your images into an online gallery (free up to 24 images)
  • Prints are issued on demand from customer – your artwork is available on ten different media types, including Enhanced Matte Poster, Premium Photo Glossy, Somerset Velvet Fine, UltraSmooth Fine Art, Hahnemuhle Torchon, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308, Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl, and 2 types of print on canvas media, Premier Art Canvas and Piezo Pro Matte Canvas.
  • No upfront costs – markup your art, and keep 100% of the profits
  • Earn 15% commission on frames, mats and glazing
  • Nothing to buy, stock, or ship – Imagekind handles all product creation, credit card processing, shipping, and customer service

Caveats:
Image resolution is extremely important – Imagekind recommends uploading the largest (in pixel dimensions) file you have available to allow to offering the image in more (if not all) print sizes. Quite simply, the most critical part of producing the highest quality finished work begins with a obtaining the highest caliber digitized file of your work available.

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Imagekind – an art prints publisher

Imagekind is a print-on-demand online store that an increasing number of artists are using to sell reproductions of their artwork. It is now offering art from over 50,000 artists, to a fast-growing marketplace of over 250,000 users. Imagekind allows little-known artists to share the landscape with better-known and established masters. For more information see the website at imagekind.com.

Imagekind is one of the resources referenced in the guide Selling Your Art Online: a Guide to Artist Websites, Online Galleries and Stores, and Auction Sites.

How it works:

Imagekind’s print-on-demand model allows artists to create their own galleries where they can set their own prices and connect with art lovers looking to discover unique pieces that can be custom framed and delivered to their door within days. Visitors can purchase art prints, create custom framed masterpieces and order newly available greeting cards. The process:

  • Load your images into an online gallery (free up to 24 images)
  • Prints are issued on demand from customer – your artwork is available on ten different media types, including Enhanced Matte Poster, Premium Photo Glossy, Somerset Velvet Fine, UltraSmooth Fine Art, Hahnemuhle Torchon, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308, Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl, and 2 types of print on canvas media, Premier Art Canvas and Piezo Pro Matte Canvas.
  • No upfront costs – markup your art, and keep 100% of the profits
  • Earn 15% commission on frames, mats and glazing
  • Nothing to buy, stock, or ship – Imagekind handles all product creation, credit card processing, shipping, and customer service

Caveats:
Image resolution is extremely important – Imagekind recommends uploading the largest (in pixel dimensions) file you have available to allow to offering the image in more (if not all) print sizes. Quite simply, the most critical part of producing the highest quality finished work begins with a obtaining the highest caliber digitized file of your work available.

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COLOURlovers.com

If you’re in love with color like I am, check out a wonderful website called COLOURlovers. It is a resource that monitors color trends and provides color-rleated news, articles and interviews.

The palettes section invites hours of exploration and pl…

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COLOURlovers.com

If you’re in love with color like I am, check out a wonderful website called COLOURlovers. It is a resource that monitors color trends and provides color-rleated news, articles and interviews.

The palettes section invites hours of exploration and pl…

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New website for Mid Cities Fine Artists

MCFA now has a website: midcitiesfineartists.org. The design is artsy, streamlined, and informative. Check it out!

The Mid Cities Fine Artistans was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education and appreciation of visusl art. In 1992 the name was changed to The Mid Cities Fine Artists. Meetings are held in Hurst (usually the Hurst Recreation Center) at 10:00 am – 12 noon on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, with the exception of December.

The annual Members Judged Exhibition/Show is usually held in April or May at the Hurst Public Library (this year April 2 – 30). The Annual Open Judged Exhibition/Show, usually held in August, is hosted by the City of Hurst Parks and Recreation Department and held at the Hurst Recreation Center.

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New website for Mid Cities Fine Artists

MCFA now has a website: midcitiesfineartists.org. The design is artsy, streamlined, and informative. Check it out!

The Mid Cities Fine Artistans was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education and appreciation of visusl art. In 1992 the name was changed to The Mid Cities Fine Artists. Meetings are held in Hurst (usually the Hurst Recreation Center) at 10:00 am – 12 noon on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, with the exception of December.

The annual Members Judged Exhibition/Show is usually held in April or May at the Hurst Public Library (this year April 2 – 30). The Annual Open Judged Exhibition/Show, usually held in August, is hosted by the City of Hurst Parks and Recreation Department and held at the Hurst Recreation Center.

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Photography for artists

Fine Art Photography and imaging services by Mark Walden. Available for your location or ours. Contact Artful Designs at 972-839-4031 kendra@artful-designs.com website: artful-designs.com

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Photography for artists

Fine Art Photography and imaging services by Mark Walden. Available for your location or ours. Contact Artful Designs at 972-839-4031 kendra@artful-designs.com website: artful-designs.com

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TVAA’s new website

The website of the Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) has been beautifully redesigned and streamlined. For easy communication there is now a contact page. Many sections are still under construction, including the Web Gallery and member contact links….

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TVAA’s new website

The website of the Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) has been beautifully redesigned and streamlined. For easy communication there is now a contact page. Many sections are still under construction, including the Web Gallery and member contact links….

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Photographing your artwork

Angie Vangalis gives you tips on shooting your artwork with a digital camera:

One of the most important things an artist can do to attract attention to their work is to have neat, professional-looking photographs in their online portfolios. Having photography flaws like flashbulb glares, focus problems, and poor color quality substracts from the beauty of the work and makes it look unprofessional. Here are some tips for photographing your art work that will help you create a high quality portfolio.

Camera
1. Use a 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera. Taking pictures with a point-and-shoot camera is often disappointing and non-representational, the colors are not exact, the camera crops the image in strange ways and the image may come out lighter or darker than expected.
2. The most significant feature of a digital camera is the number of megapixels. (One-million pixels, a unit of measurement in an image. This number will determine the quality of the image. Think of it as the number of dots in your picture. A low density of dots will result in a poor image. In printing it is recommended that images are 300 to 600 dpi for optimal clarity.)
2 megapixels or less – typically found on smaller, inexpensive camera or in
cellphones or PDAs) and not recommended for capturing fine artwork. This is OK for emailing your images.
3 megapixels – This is a compromise between picture quality and low price
for casual photographers. The result of these images are good 4 x 6 prints.
4 megapixels – Better, almost photo-lab quality 4 x 6’s and 5 x 7’s.
5 megapixels – Better quality for enlargements – 8 x 10;s and even 11 x 14.
6 megapixels and up – Best image quality.

Cable Release of Self Timer
Using a cable release or the self timer on the camera reduces the risk of camera movement during the exposure. Reducing camera movement will
improve image sharpness. Tripod Using a tripod holds the camera steady during the exposure. Also, by making the camera stationary it is easier to compose and focus on your artwork. As with the cable release, using a tripod greatly reduces the risk of camera motion or movement and improves image sharpness and clarity.

Memory Card
A memory card is a critical component of any digital system. The size of the card – meaning the amount of infomation it will hold (256MB vs 4 GB)
depends upon the size/quality of images taken. Shooting in RAW or large formats will take up more space on the card than small format jpeg photos.
Best quality = less images on the card.

Light Meter
1. In Camera: Follow the instructions for your particular camera. This meter is a “reflective” meter and reads the light reflecting from your scene.
2. Incident: Follow the instructions for your particular meter. This is a handheld meter and reads the light falling onto your scene.
3. Reflective meter: Follow the instructions for your particular meter. This meter is also a handheld meter but reads the light reflected from your
scene. These meters can be more precise than an in-camera meter. It could be a “spot meter” reading only a small spot or degree angle of the scene. The best use of this meter is with an 18% gray card.

Lighting
1. Natural light is always preferred over artificial light.
Use north light in the shadow of a building.
A room with a large window on a sunny day.
Anywhere on an overcast day.
2. Photograph in diffused natural sunlight, never with direct sunlight.
3. Never use the flash mounted directly on the camera. If this is all that is available, the flash must be diffused to eliminate hot spots. This can be done by placing a white piece of paper or dense plastic in front of the flash.

Reflectors & Light Modifiers
When shooting 3D work, foamcore or matboard reflectors can enhance the light quality by reflecting or shading the light on your art.

Image Capture
Photograph the artwork unframed without any plexiglass or glass protection. Plexi and glass act as a horrific reflector that will ruin the image.
Fill the frame – the artwork should take up 95% – 100% of the viewfinder. Shoot the artwork as large as possible to maximize the resolution of image.

RAW or JPEG
Raw files will not be sharper than the JPG files. Any major exposure or color correction is easier to make when shooting in RAW format.
The secret to using JPG files is to set a proper White Balance, make a proper exposure. Using Auto White Balance (AWB), may not bring consistent color from one file to the next, so set a custom white balance.
Read your camera’s manual to do this – it’s not very involved on most of today’s cameras.
Take several shots of the artwork. The first shot should have a piece of white paper in it to set the white balance when editing later with photo imaging software.

Techniques

1. Focus! Out of focus images are more difficult to correct than exposure problems. On manual SLR cameras using a slightly higher F-Stop to increase the depth of field will minimize the chance of focus problems. Sometimes this means taking
longer exposures.
2. Use a lens that will allow you to get close enough to the artwork to “fill the frame” without distorting the image.
3. To soften the shadow side of a 3D object place a reflector fill near the object opposite the light source. (A large piece of white foamcore or mat board makes a great reflector.)
4. Bracket your exposures. A 3-step bracket (normal exposure, underexposure and overexposure) is usually sufficient.
5. If the artwork is small enough to fit on a scanner, scan it: the quality will be better than most photographs.
6. When photographing paintings, check that the edges of the painting are straight (parallel) with the sides and the top/bottom edges of the viewfinder. If they are not straight then your camera is not positioned squarely in front of the piece, or your artwork needs to be tilted up or down.

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Photographing your artwork

Angie Vangalis gives you tips on shooting your artwork with a digital camera:

One of the most important things an artist can do to attract attention to their work is to have neat, professional-looking photographs in their online portfolios. Having photography flaws like flashbulb glares, focus problems, and poor color quality substracts from the beauty of the work and makes it look unprofessional. Here are some tips for photographing your art work that will help you create a high quality portfolio.

Camera
1. Use a 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera. Taking pictures with a point-and-shoot camera is often disappointing and non-representational, the colors are not exact, the camera crops the image in strange ways and the image may come out lighter or darker than expected.
2. The most significant feature of a digital camera is the number of megapixels. (One-million pixels, a unit of measurement in an image. This number will determine the quality of the image. Think of it as the number of dots in your picture. A low density of dots will result in a poor image. In printing it is recommended that images are 300 to 600 dpi for optimal clarity.)
2 megapixels or less – typically found on smaller, inexpensive camera or in
cellphones or PDAs) and not recommended for capturing fine artwork. This is OK for emailing your images.
3 megapixels – This is a compromise between picture quality and low price
for casual photographers. The result of these images are good 4 x 6 prints.
4 megapixels – Better, almost photo-lab quality 4 x 6’s and 5 x 7’s.
5 megapixels – Better quality for enlargements – 8 x 10;s and even 11 x 14.
6 megapixels and up – Best image quality.

Cable Release of Self Timer
Using a cable release or the self timer on the camera reduces the risk of camera movement during the exposure. Reducing camera movement will
improve image sharpness. Tripod Using a tripod holds the camera steady during the exposure. Also, by making the camera stationary it is easier to compose and focus on your artwork. As with the cable release, using a tripod greatly reduces the risk of camera motion or movement and improves image sharpness and clarity.

Memory Card
A memory card is a critical component of any digital system. The size of the card – meaning the amount of infomation it will hold (256MB vs 4 GB)
depends upon the size/quality of images taken. Shooting in RAW or large formats will take up more space on the card than small format jpeg photos.
Best quality = less images on the card.

Light Meter
1. In Camera: Follow the instructions for your particular camera. This meter is a “reflective” meter and reads the light reflecting from your scene.
2. Incident: Follow the instructions for your particular meter. This is a handheld meter and reads the light falling onto your scene.
3. Reflective meter: Follow the instructions for your particular meter. This meter is also a handheld meter but reads the light reflected from your
scene. These meters can be more precise than an in-camera meter. It could be a “spot meter” reading only a small spot or degree angle of the scene. The best use of this meter is with an 18% gray card.

Lighting
1. Natural light is always preferred over artificial light.
Use north light in the shadow of a building.
A room with a large window on a sunny day.
Anywhere on an overcast day.
2. Photograph in diffused natural sunlight, never with direct sunlight.
3. Never use the flash mounted directly on the camera. If this is all that is available, the flash must be diffused to eliminate hot spots. This can be done by placing a white piece of paper or dense plastic in front of the flash.

Reflectors & Light Modifiers
When shooting 3D work, foamcore or matboard reflectors can enhance the light quality by reflecting or shading the light on your art.

Image Capture
Photograph the artwork unframed without any plexiglass or glass protection. Plexi and glass act as a horrific reflector that will ruin the image.
Fill the frame – the artwork should take up 95% – 100% of the viewfinder. Shoot the artwork as large as possible to maximize the resolution of image.

RAW or JPEG
Raw files will not be sharper than the JPG files. Any major exposure or color correction is easier to make when shooting in RAW format.
The secret to using JPG files is to set a proper White Balance, make a proper exposure. Using Auto White Balance (AWB), may not bring consistent color from one file to the next, so set a custom white balance.
Read your camera’s manual to do this – it’s not very involved on most of today’s cameras.
Take several shots of the artwork. The first shot should have a piece of white paper in it to set the white balance when editing later with photo imaging software.

Techniques

1. Focus! Out of focus images are more difficult to correct than exposure problems. On manual SLR cameras using a slightly higher F-Stop to increase the depth of field will minimize the chance of focus problems. Sometimes this means taking
longer exposures.
2. Use a lens that will allow you to get close enough to the artwork to “fill the frame” without distorting the image.
3. To soften the shadow side of a 3D object place a reflector fill near the object opposite the light source. (A large piece of white foamcore or mat board makes a great reflector.)
4. Bracket your exposures. A 3-step bracket (normal exposure, underexposure and overexposure) is usually sufficient.
5. If the artwork is small enough to fit on a scanner, scan it: the quality will be better than most photographs.
6. When photographing paintings, check that the edges of the painting are straight (parallel) with the sides and the top/bottom edges of the viewfinder. If they are not straight then your camera is not positioned squarely in front of the piece, or your artwork needs to be tilted up or down.

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