An Artist Co-op is Born!

Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama, Ruston, is home and sponsor of a brand new co-op for artists. I am excited to be a founding member. As an active member, I’ll have space in the large back room of the gallery to display my art continuously. The inaugural display is called “Birdland,” featuring–you guessed it!–photographs of birds. I created a brand new large piece for the occasion: an 11×14 print framed 16×20 of the gorgeous Fiery-billed Ara├žaris (Pteroglossus frantzii), photographed on my trip to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica in 2019. Of course, Louisiana has many beautiful birds. I began…

Why buy art?

Recently a friend congratulated me on my success over the past year in having my work invited into juried shows across the country, and said words to the effect of my “hard work paying off.” To which I replied, “Not yet, at least not if you mean ‘money.’” Here’s how it works: Galleries and museums put out a “call” to artists to submit works to be considered for a show. They use emailing lists they have accumulated, or they use an online platform where artists can go to find out what shows are planned and how to submit work to…