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Tips: Paint Brushes 101

Anyone who has ever walked down a paint brush aisle knows there are a gazillion paint brushes to choose from. Whether you are a beginner or just curious about what brushes to use for what, we found some quick videos that may be helpful.   Which Brush to Choose...

Productivity Tips

Feeling unproductive or creatively blocked? Here’s a great video we found, by ASAP Science, that may help get you back on track.

Artist Enhanced Giclées

I have been working on a very exciting new idea for my upcoming solo show “Northern Reflections”. My painting of “Paradise” has had many requests for giclées, which I always declined to do. The original painting is done with iridescent paint and I felt it just...

Promote Yourself

As an artist it’s important to promote yourself. Even though you can leave it up to a gallery to help promote you, a better way to become more successful is to cross-promote. As a gallery, we can say there is definitely a difference in success between an artist...

Top 5 Reasons to Buy From Local Artists

There are many benefits in buying from local artists. Here are our Top 5 Reasons to buy from local artists, such as from our River Gallery Members. It’s Familiar – Many artists create work based on their location. Painters may paint local scenes,...

How-to Hang a Wire Mounted Frame

When you purchase a painting, or giclée print, from a gallery or frame shop chances are they will have a hanging wire on the back. If you are not used to hanging frames with wire, we found some videos that will help guide you on hanging your artwork. To give you a...

How-to Remove Paint from Hands & Clothes

As artists we are always getting dirty with paint or other substances. Here are some helpful tips and videos, with tips on how to remove paint and such from your hands and clothes without harsh chemicals.   How To Remove Oil Based Paint From Your Hands/Brushes...

Review – Adobe Color CC

Have you ever wanted to sample a specific color, for reference, to use in a painting or artwork, or while out shopping? The Adobe Color CC app may interest you then. Here’s my review for it.   Product: Adobe Color CC Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod...

How-to Install Framing Wire

An essential part of displaying your work is making sure it hangs correctly.  We recommend installing hanging hardware and using framing wire. You can read more about the various hardware in our blog post “Tips: Exhibit Hanging”. We found some helpful...

Tips: Writing an Artist Statement

Admit it… Writing an artist statement is not your favorite thing, right? We understand, so we found some videos that may help. They are quick watches, and give lots of helpful tips to get you started on writing that master piece!  🙂   Video by Suzanne Smith...

Overcoming Creative Block Tips

As artists we’ve all been there. Don’t let a creative block get you down. Here are some videos we found that may help you break that block and get your gears turing again! 🙂   5 Tips for Breaking through Creative Block, by Video Creators (Scot Combs...

DIY Art Supplies Roll

Would you like to learn how to make a quick and easy fabric roll for brushes or tools? We found a DYI video, by Nancy Mac, with some easy steps for you. The best part…. it doesn’t require sewing!  If you know of any tips, tricks, or DYI videos for artists...

Tips: Exhibit Hanging

As a gallery, we encourage our exhibitors to use proper hanging hardware for frames. This helps us protect your work during exhibits. Below you’ll find some tips on using different kinds of hardware, and what to stay away from. Recommended   Unacceptable...