The county commission “gets it” that artists are running businesses By Michael Popke, Freelance Writer Isthmus Magazine, July 10, 2022 As COVID-19 ravaged the livelihoods of hundreds of Dane County artists in spring 2020 by forcing the cancellation of all live appearances, Mark Fraire knew … Continue readingMadison-area artists benefit from Dane Arts Need Grants
Mark Weller was a telecommunications executive with an interest in photography and astronomy when this all started two decades ago.
Weller, of Waunakee, was aiming for the stars.
He got there, and along the way raised major money for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Now, some 20 years later — and somewhat to his surprise — Weller is a professional, award-winning fine art photographer. … Continue readingAdding a fourth dimension: Madison’s Mark Weller uses ‘time-stacking’ to create stunning photography
Art is a critical component — on par with light, air, ergonomics, and quiet spaces — in the ongoing conversation about methods for making employees feel better about their environment and more productive at work. Jeffrey Sklaver, Principle at ArtMatters 4 Benefits of Art in … Continue reading4 Benefits of Art in the Marketplace
My photograph The End of Democracy is featured in the current issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal’s treatment of The Impact of Race and Racism on Health. A gallery of artist works is featured in conjunction with this important article in this prestigious publication. This … Continue readingA Timestacking Piece Featured
I am proud to announce that one of my timestacking photographs was entered and was among the winners of Fusion Art’s 4th Annual Skies International Online Juried Art Exhibition. Artists from around the world were judged and Painterly Clouds, from my Clouds Collection, won an award among the top … Continue readingPAINTERLY CLOUDS WINS AT EXHIBITION
Cabin Fever? The Phillips Museum in Washington DC is a gem of a collection highlighted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” Renoir debuted the work in 1882 at the Seventh Impressionist Exhibition, where three critics singled it out as the best piece in … Continue readingTHE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Why You Should be Curating a Meaningful Workplace Art Program In art, it’s certainly true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We react to pieces differently based on our preferences, experiences and history. But beyond the perception of beauty and whether we … Continue readingWhy Workplace Art is a Good Investment – and Good Business
Today, healthcare interior design is increasingly guided by evidence-based concepts that create a healing environment where art, patterns of movement, exposure to natural light, colors, textures, electronic media, and more, all contribute to a sense of place that fosters confidence, comfort and healing. In fact, … Continue readingArt that heals and satisfies
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. – John Lasseter (Former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studio) Digitally created music, Photoshop enhanced images, computer generated graphic design, book publishing software – all examples of technology’s … Continue readingThe Impact of Technology on Creativity