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Becoming an Art Business

June 6th, 2013

By Monique Montney, Hello Guys & Dolls Many of you are asking how to become more successful with your art or craft business. In this blog I will help you start off with the business side of doing an art business. I will share some of the thin... 

by Monique Montney on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 2:28pm Hello Guys & Dolls, I have been on sabbatical but I will continue my Artist of the Month blogs. If you would like to be one of my Artists of the Month, please contact me. Hope you enj... 

Ana Berry, February Artist of the Month Hello Guys and Dolls My pick for Artist of the month is Ana Berry. Ana is very passionate about colors and lighting which she uses making her work vibrant. I know her work will fascinate you. Reg... 

Hello Guys and Dolls. Time to pick another talented artist of the month. This month I chose Mike Hasler who carves works in wood. His works are all original, each very different. Though a few subjects keep arising, such as horses, whales, elephan... 

Hello Guys and Dolls My pick for Artist of the month is Tess Muth. Her most recent works are produced using an additive process, extensive layers and multilple builds of paint, epoxy resin, metal flake, crystals, copper and silver wire. Tess at... 

Hello Guys and Dolls My pick for Artist of the month is Dora Alicia Orejel, a self taught artist who uses life, love and music as my muse for my paintings. Dora uses lots of color in her unique abstract works. She works in many mediums. I... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, Time for another special pick of the month artist. Hope you enjoy his works. My pick is Oscar Saenz lll from San Antonio TX. Oscar Saenz III was originally a self-taught artist. As a child Oscar was very obsessed with cr... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, My choice for September Artist of the Month is Joe Villareal, a wonderful person and excellent artist. Raised in San Antonio, he started drawing at the age of three. He now has a total of eleven first place awards that ... 

Hello Guys and Dolls,l My pick for August Artist of the Month is Laura Ann Beehler a Fiber and Mixed Media artist. She has she explored many mediums from oil paints to pottery. Her textile art has won awards and has been featured on the cover of E... 

Hello Guys and Dolls This month my pick for "Artist of the Month is Mateo Ayala". I am sure you will enjoy his works. Mateo Ayala is an artist from San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from The University of The Incarnate Word with a BA in Art an... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, Time for another Artist of the Month pick from yours truly. Visit his site to see his passion in his work. Terry Allen Jones is a pastel and oil painter. He has a degree in Studio Art from Angelo State University. ... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, As my pick for Artist of the Month I chose a wonderful Fine Artist named Cindi Villella, I hope you will enjoy her works as much as I do. Cindi Villella is originally from Louisiana but has lived in Florida for almost 40 yea... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, My pick for April Artist of the Month is Hebron Chism. Visit his website to see his works. Hebron Chism is an experimental artist exploring many mediums. paintings: Water colors , ink, acrylic, Sculpture: clay, wood, s... 

This month I am featuring Doris Bernal. She is new to the art scene and is getting her works out to local venues. Doris Bernal is a twin, born in San Antonio. She is a wife, mother, hairdresser and artist. She owns her own beauty salon (A-Specta... 

http://dj-illustrator.com/Home.aspx David Peche know as dj_illustrator is an Artist, Illustrator and Designer from San Antonio Texas. He spent the past 15 years working in the fields of art and design from Technical and Medical Illustration, Graph... 

Fine Artist Richard Brooks, born in Brooklyn New York , now a resident of San Antonio Texas. He started his art career in the early 1970's after serving in the United States Army. Upon returning from Vietnam, he exited the Military and became a ... 

The Examiner-Jack Dennis Blog

December 1st, 2010

Monique Montney is featured in Jack Dennis blog at the Examiner online: http://www.examiner.com/arts-in-san-antonio/artist-monique-montney-draws-inspiration-from-life-mystery-and-illusion Thank you Jack Dennis. Regards, Monique Montney  

Hello Guys and Dolls I will be picking one new Artist or Artisan each month to feature in my blogs. I hope you will enjoy these wonderful works. My pick for the month of November is Cheryl Damshen from San Antonio TX. Web page: http://finea... 

Art and Craft Show Nov. 13 - 14

November 11th, 2010

Hello Guys and Dolls, Soon it will be the holidays and everyone will be searching for the right gift for those special loved ones. Madison High School in San Antonio TX is having an arts and crafts event Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 1... 

Last Chance For Prints

August 9th, 2010

Hello Guys and Dolls, It is time to remove some of my works from my webpage again. I will do this at the end of the week. These works will no longer be available to purchase as prints on this site. I change my works when there are so many prints ... 

The Gallery is Open

August 9th, 2010

Monique Montney helped fellow Artist and friend Richard Brooks open on Friday March 6th,2010 of the Alamo Firebrush Art Gallery during a local art walk event, it was very successful. The Gallery still have much to do before the grand opening. The G... 

Mixed Media Question Answered

February 23rd, 2010

A friend asked how to make your his mixed media work seemless when they want that effect, so the piece doesn't look like it just had something glued to the work. He was talking about a work he did with paper, acrylic paint on canvas. Many artis... 

Make Your art look Professional

January 10th, 2010

Once a painting is completed you need to do a few things before it is ready to ship to show or sell. This list should be done; photograph your work, frame it if needed, and finish off the back of your work. I recommend protecting the back of the... 

Becoming a Working Artist

July 20th, 2009

Hello Guys and Dolls, Someone asked me to give them a bit of advice as to what it takes to be a successful working artist. I thought about it for a while and gave them the answer below. Over the years I think my success as a working artist has b... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, Yesterday I was asked if I knew what is considered original art works when it comes to being judged into nation wide art show. Of course being orignal is not the only thing that is looked at when judges look at your work but I... 

Mi Casa Art Show a Success

June 29th, 2009

Hi Guys and Dolls, Hope you had a wonderful weekend. The art show at Casa Navarro State Historic Site on Saturday overall was a success. I sold and walked away with a decent profit though it was very hot which limited how many people actually ... 

Design Your Own Plaid

June 22nd, 2009

This is a challenge to design your own plaid pattern that reflects your personality with your favorite color combinations. Choose 3 colors, one light & 2 dark. Draw a rectangle on white paper using a ruler and pencil. Draw vertical in a patte... 

Using Oil Medium

June 17th, 2009

If the thickness of your oil paints is not spreading or blending them easily, you need to use oil painting medium to mix in with the paint. The oil paint you squeeze straight out of the tube consists of two parts: pigment (particles of color) and me... 

This is a list of supplies for artist who are new to painting with oils. All of these items can be found at any art supply store. I will start with paint, buy each of these colors in 200ml tubes except for Pthalo Blue because Pthalo is a strong co... 

Still Offline

June 11th, 2009

Hi Guys and Dolls, I am so sorry I have not be online much. My computer is still waiting for parts. I will be so relieved when it is repaired and I do not have to go to friends and the library to borrow a computer. I will be writing more about se... 

How Many Art Pieces

May 20th, 2009

Question 2. How many pieces you can afford to leave in a gallery for a month or more? The main thing to take into consideration when putting your art in galleries is that you must leave it for a set amount of time. This is usually the case with ... 

1. Are you interested in just showing your works or selling your works? The main question is are you just looking for exposure or is your main objective to sell you works? Let's start with showing your work: If you are mostly intere... 

Hello Guys and Dolls, A collector of my works asked me how I got a really glossy look with my acrylic paint in the work she purchased. So I am including a little about what I use and how I use it to get that effect. It may be of help to you. Wh... 

Getting into Galleries

May 12th, 2009

Someone asked me about getting into galleries recently and I thought I would share some of my own suggestions here. I hope it will be useful to some of you. I will cover each of these questions in my blogs daily till they all have more details to h... 

I use oil pastels sometimes wet and other times dry. Depending on what I am painting on. Different things I paint on with oil pastels include paper, canvas, and wood. Although you could paint on other objects as you would with oils. Some surfaces... 

Papier Mache Glue

May 7th, 2009

My Favorite Papier Mache Glue Glue Recipe: Mix 1/2 cup of flour into 1/2 cup of water until the mixture is thin and runny. Stir into 2 cups of boiling water (the heating gives the glue a nice consistency, but is not necessary). Simmer for about 3... 

Living With Departure

May 6th, 2009

So many times we don't think about how my art is affected by the things that happen in my everyday life. The resent deaths in my family has reminded me how fragile life is. I tend to loose myself in art more when I am stressed or sad, but most of t... 

Sad

April 28th, 2009

Hello Guys and Dolls, Today I am feeling very sad. I received news that my youngest sister was found dead in her apartment Monday. It came after my husband got news that his aunt just died Friday and has an uncle near death too. My sister was onl... 

Visit San Antonio

April 24th, 2009

With Fiesta going strong in San Antonio I thought I would add a link to find out more about San Antonio. I am also adding a link to a local bed & breakfast that is right on the Riverwalk. I know the owners quite well. They are less expensive t... 

Public Art Projects

April 22nd, 2009

Hello Guys and Dolls, I thought I would continue with resources for artists in my area. I am sure that something like this probably exists in other areas too. I hope everyone finds new avenues to show and sell their works through these blogs. Reg... 

Hello Guys and Dolls I found that getting the right information helps my small art business grow. One of the best resources is to get to know the Small Business Administration in your area and start going to their functions. Sign up for their ... 

Organizing My Time

April 17th, 2009

I had several questions about how I manage to juggle the art business and home life, so I thought I might give you a glimpse of how I do it. You might find some it useful. First I keep my computer organized. I clear off old documents I donít n... 

About Me

April 13th, 2009

About Me: I enjoy the challenge of finding the silver lining in life and I adore the cast of characters that surround me. I am passionate about certain issues and dedicated to making a difference, however small that might be. I learned years ago t... 

Choosing Watercolor Paper

April 7th, 2009

Watercolor papers The beauty of watercolor can only really be achieved on good quality paper. Generally there are two qualities of paper available; cotton and chemically processed wood fiber. Cotton watercolor paper These papers are supplied in t... 

Artist Presence

April 2nd, 2009

Competitive market, galleries, consultants, and even collectors aren't just looking for great work, they're looking for the whole package - someone who can create work, can speak about it, has good supporting materials, and dresses and acts like a... 

Acrylic Painting Tips

April 1st, 2009

First-time painter's TIP: If you never painted with acrylics before, one suggestion I have for you is to get out some paper, board, or cheap canvas, and just try painting freehand for a bit. Forget the pencils and sketches. Squish the paint around ...