With the swift passage of time, we come to realize what is most important in life. Reviewing this website, long overdue to be sure, I can see many ways to improve the message as well as the need to update work and information. My personal life has been full and demanding the past year, requiring all else to take a back seat.
We’ve also had some changes in the studio-with the exit of beloved studio mates and the welcoming of new friends. Going forward, I see renewed energy emanating from our space in the Fine Arts Building. Our organized group of artists, musicians and other residents is also taking a look at how we want to move ahead. We have many new members , adding greater diversity as well as new ideas. Regrouping, we are looking at designs for new postcards, signs and the assignment of responsibilities.
Change can be hard but is ultimately a good thing.
Speaking for myself, painting is something I am driven to do. Sales are secondary though certainly help when the rent comes due. Marketing is a necessary part of making sales happen-via my website and other sites displaying my work such as Saatchi Online, Fine Art America, FASO or Amazon. Finding the time and energy to do all of this well is a challenge. Figuring out what works and what is not worth my time will be a part of the change coming soon.
So, bear with me as I also whittle away at this website and attempt to update the others. I invite you to stop by my studio to see in person just what the day to day looks like. A quick call or email will guarantee I am there to welcome you. Also, our monthly Open Studios event is a great opportunity to meet our community. It’s a unique and fun experience to meet art and music makers, among others and every month is different as participation varies.
Current Studio 701 residents:
Debra LePage Watercolor
Karen Tichy Encaustic, Mixed Media paintings
Claris Cahan Textiles
Barbara Mutch Fiber Artist