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Myth of the First Step

Myth of the First Step

Many take as truth the idea of the first step being the hardest; actually beginning is the easy part. Beginnings are full of hopes, dreams and rosy views. We start with a vision of the end and a belief that nothing will be too difficult to overcome as we head towards our goal. The reality is projects..

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Craft

Craft

The finest craftsmanship and beautiful materials don’t make a work of art. They will make a beautiful object that is a joy to hold and view and one that provides the same pleasure each time you see or hold it.

This is true also for some photographs and other works of painting or sculpture…

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Voice

Voice

Voice is not your style. Style is something that is copyable and falls into a set of categories or combination of them. Voice is unique and only belongs to one. Vision can be shared, style can be copied, subject can be repeated but voice belongs to the individual and is unique.

There seems..

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Art is a Conversation

Art is a Conversation

Art is a conversation about social, moral, political, philosophical, history and occasionally with art itself in society. It is a conversation that has been going on for as long as people have made what we call “art”. We join that dialogue and add our voice to it along with an interpretation..

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database gone

database gone

there was a total database fail and it has disappeared on me 

new site will be up as soon as possible 

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Announcing ART 2015 in Brewster NY

Announcing ART 2015 in Brewster NY

We are now in our fifth year of hosting the Artist Round Table (ART) and we are pleased to announce a very special location for this year’s conversation. Raymond Ketcham has been granted an artistic residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York where he will be hosting a four-day..

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ART 2014

ART 2014

Last year we had a working round table that began with an intimate presentation and dinner with William Albert Allard in his second hometown of Missoula, Montana. Following that round table,  the conversation with Bill continued. We published an article on his life’s work in Issue 5 of Rear Curtain..

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ART 2013 Missoula

ART 2013 Missoula

In September, alumni from previous round tables were invited to participate in a workshop in Missoula with special guest William Albert Allard. We were treated to a very moving retrospective of Allard’s life work including his intimate story of the Hutterites in Montana. The rest of the weekend..

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ART 2013 Port Townsend

ART 2013 Port Townsend

The third Artist Round Table was held in Port Townsend July 2013. Photographers from China, Seattle, Indiana, Vancouver and Port Townsend met together with sculptor Jan Hoy and writer Wes Cecil. The discussions were very passionate as participants shared their own interpretations of art and being..

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