In this section, we feature articles written or submitted by SCVWS members, including summaries from SCVWS panel discussions. Some of these articles originally appeared in the SCVWS monthly newsletter. If you are an SCVWS member, and would like to contribute an article, please email the web team .
Art and Wine Fairs: Are You Ready to Sell Your Work Outdoors?
By Jen Norton
Wouldn't it be great if we could just paint all the time and actually make a living doing it? It is possible. I have been doing street art fairs for the last three years, and have met several artists (and many crafters) who do just that.
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SCVWS Panel Discussion: The Insightful Critique (February 2004)
How do you critique a painting? What can you do to get more from critiques? How can you critique your own work? On February 21, 2004 at the Los Altos Library, SCVWS sponsored a panel discussion featuring four local artists who are oftened called on for critiques and show juries. The discussion was moderated by SCVWS President Cindy Blain.
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What Is a Good Digital Camera Setup? (April 2003)
by Amir Frank of Keeble Schuchat, Palo Alto (at the request of SCVWS member, Sue Lyttle)
I don't consider myself a photographer. I have, however, spent the last five years shooting and experimenting with digital photography. I am currently employed at Keeble & Shuchat Photography in the digital department. Many of our customers are professional photographers and artists that want to make the leap into digital. Some switch because of the time and money digital photography can save them. Others switch because their clients and printers request a digital format. For whatever reason you decide to turn to a more digital environment, there are some things you need to take into consideration.
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SCVWS Roundtable Discussion: Making Money, Making Art (April 2003)
On April 5, 2003, at the Los Altos Library, SCVWS sponsored a discussion led by SCVWS members Elaine Frenett (Giclee printing), Jean Warren (Working with Art Consultants), Jen Norton (Art & Wine Fairs), and Art 21 Gallery owner, Susan Kraft (Presenting your work to galleries). The discussion was moderated by SCVWS President Cindy Blain.
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