Artwork at Dancing Dog Gallery

“Purple Wine Glasses” in Juried Exhibit

Purple Wine Classes by Dee Overly

Purple Wine Classes

 

Dancing Dog Gallery
“A Juried Multimedia Exhibit”
302 E Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

July 30 – August 23, 2014

I’m into a fun new series with wine glasses.  Represented work with a touch of abstract color going on.

Done in colored pencil.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair 2014

Our 41st Art Fair

Chelsea Painters Art FairJune 7 & 8, 2014
Silver Maples Courtyard 
100 Silver Maple Drive (off Old US 12)
Chelsea, MI

Looking forward to a wonderful weekend with fellow artists, doing the tent thing, showing and selling some artwork.

All pieces on display are original pieces of Fine Art.  Many of the artists also display hand-crafted note cards suitable for framing.

Snacks, lunch and beverages are available at the lovely indoor cafe overlooking the Art Fair.

Come Rain or Shine   The Art Fair will move inside if bad weather strikes, so come join us!

Approximately one mile north of I-94 on East Old US-12, (East of M52/Main St.)

Chelsea, MI map

Art Fair Location

Why I Teach WordPress.com for Artists

WordPress.comMore and more, artists are realizing that they need to take control of their online web presence.   You need to build and maintain your own website, unless, of course, you can afford to pay someone else to do it for you.

But if you want to do it, then here are some reasons that I recommend you give WordPress.com a whirl.

 

 1.  Tons of Themes to Choose

At the time of this writing they have around 141 free themes and 70 premium themes.  In that collection, there are 23 responsive themes which are becoming very popular because of the many device sizes in existence.

The variety is large enough to find a theme that suits any personality and style.  For artists, the important thing is to find a clean, simple theme that allows their artwork to do the speaking.

2.  Can Integrate Your Social Media Sites

Sharing is available as well as auto sharing your blog posts.  Many artists hate how much time this whole process can take.  So being able to automate these things is a real plus.

3.  Can set it up as a Website, Blog or Both

I know there are still artists who have no desire for blogging and want only to build a more traditional website to house an online portfolio.  Yes, you can do that with WordPress.

Of course, I always recommend blogging to be part of the website to help increase traffic, but everyone has their preferences, and WordPress accommodates that.

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