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Introducing my New Website

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. Advertisements

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Making some Changes

I am currently working a new website to better feature my artwork.  I will update accordingly.

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Filling the Empty Space

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

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A perfect Fit

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

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Vacant Spaces

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

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Gallery 99 Returns

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

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Finally Got Around to it

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

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Ten Little Empty Gold Wood Frames

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

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“Well, it certainly is interesting…”

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

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Helping Out

Over the next three weeks, I am helping out two different non-profit arts organizations with their respective fundraisers.  It’s harder and harder these days for these types of organizations to survive; the little money people have available to give tends to … Continue reading

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