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To visitors of my old Freehawk Art blog, I now have my own website and own domain name to better showcase my work as an artist. I invite you to visit http://www.dianeswansonart.com, my official website.
I am currently working a new website to better feature my artwork. I will update accordingly.
Gallery 99, Art in the Public Eye’s temporary art gallery, opens on Thursday, with a reception from 5-8pm and runs through Saturday. We are using a recently renovated empty ground floor location in the M. Dolan Jr. Building, 3 Broad … Continue reading
A couple of months ago, I wrote about 10 little wooden gold frames that we bought at a tag sale for a dollar the entire lot. They’re beautiful, made in Mexico, and have a standard 5″ x 7″ image area. … Continue reading
A trend in exhibiting artwork at unoccupied storefronts/businesses/public spaces is currently occurring throughout the country. No Longer Empty http://www.nolongerempty.org, a non-profit group in NYC, exemplifies this current trend by producing and promoting exhibits of contemporary art in vacant or unusual … Continue reading
Gallery 99 is a temporary art gallery set up in vacant spaces, selling art for $99 or less. I developed this program last year for a non-profit arts group I was involved in, Art in the Public Eye (www.artinthepubliceye.com) as … Continue reading
I do house portraits. People commission me to paint portraits of their houses or their friends’ or family’s houses. I think these portraits help people tap into a bit of nostalgia about where they’ve lived, where they’ve been happy living. Houses are solid symbols of comfort, … Continue reading
Last year, at a tag sale, I came across a deal I couldn’t pass up. A pile of 10 small gilded wood frames sat in a pile with a price tag of $10 for all on them. It was late Saturday … Continue reading
So, I entered this piece of fusion art into my local pastel society’s annual member show today (since I sometimes use pastel as a medium, I am a member of the Adirondack Pastel Show, but not a very active one). The fine … Continue reading