Artful Resources

Links, articles, and other useful information for Art League artists. Topics include how to build an online presence for your art, how to craft an artist statement or photograph your work, online resources, and other helpful tips where we find them.

Popular posts in this category: How to Photograph Artwork, How to Create an Artist Website, Starting an Artist Blog, and What Are Jurors Looking For?.

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Professional Development Seminars & Workshops

Along with the slate of fall art workshops, The Art League is happy to offer some resources for working artists this fall on photographing your art, matting and framing, and handling your taxes. Check out these workshops and free seminars on the business of art, and tell your friends! September 8: Photographing Your Artwork Read more →

The Challenge of Critiquing Your Own Work

One of the best things about taking an art class or taking your work to a critique is getting feedback from fresh eyes. But how do you get the fresh perspective to objectively, critically evaluate your own work in progress? How do you know when it’s ready? How do you challenge yourself to keep improving? Read more →

How to Enter Your First Exhibit

Our blogger, George, entered his first exhibit at The Art League today, submitting two photos for ’Scapes. Here’s his experience: When last we checked in, I had just finished taking Basic Drawing and Stained Glass at The Art League School. Since then, I’ve been inspired to return to photography, a medium I have a Read more →

Artful Links: Summer Reading, Part 2

What with all the heat waves and thunderstorms, no one can blame you if your summer reading happens inside instead of on the beach. Here’s our second edition of arts-related things to read, watch and do: [article] Colorful stories: Allison Meier on Hyperallergic wrote a series of posts on historical art materials: pigments, pigments Read more →

Sarah Dale: Accepting Rejection as a Challenge

Interested in guest blogging for The Art League? Click here to learn more. Sarah Dale is an emerging Alexandria artist who uses upcycled materials to experiment with color and visual elements. Her 3D pieces bridge the gap from painting to sculpture where she focuses on trying to find her own voice using color and Read more →

Flickr for Artists: New Design, More Space

Back in December, we wrote about Using Flickr to Share Your Art — the popular photo-sharing site, most used by photographers, also makes an easy, well-trafficked place to post photos of your artwork. Last month, Flickr launched a complete redesign and reconfigured its services. The result: tons of free space, a much more attractive Read more →