Art Masterminds: Introducing the Topics

Art Masterminds: Introducing the Topics

Spring is here.  Which means, in Dallas, it’s hot and there’s potential rain at a moments notice. The purpose of this blog post is to go into a bit more detail on the intent of Art Masterminds and to break down each section that will be used for discussion.  If you see any glaring holes, feel free to respond back to the blog with more topics to add to the master list.  Also, if you have a question you want me to research, and you don’t feel comfortable responding to the blog, you can always e-mail me at info@artadu.com. The Main Topics The blog will be broken down into a series of potential topics.  Sometimes I may do a “Featured Artist” and other times I may stick to the actual main topics used for Art Masterminds discussions and information sharing.  I break down the topics below.   Learn Art Learning art is a whole entire topic unto itself and will only be considered an occasional discussion point for Art Masterminds.  At some point I hope to bring a learning portal online but that is more than likely still a few months away.  If you have any desire to teach, let me know and I’ll keep you in mind when I am ready to develop the portal. Do Art This is a no brainer right?  I mean, how can you sell or show the stuff if you’re not “Doing” the stuff?  The truth is, it’s easier said than done.  Especially if you are a part time artist.  I work eight hours a day, exercise when I get home from work, help with...
Art Masterminds is LIVE.  Welcome to Our First Ever Post

Art Masterminds is LIVE. Welcome to Our First Ever Post

If you are reading this sometime around March 17th, 2014, then you have made a decision to be a part of something from the very beginning.  I would like to say it was carefully plotted and planned to appear on St Patrick’s Day, but that is just the luck of draw, after all, I do have some Irish in me.  I actually can say that I wrote this on St Patty’s Day, but the post will appear on 3/18/2014. THE BEGINNING So, the beginning.  This is the beginning of the blog but the Art Mastermind concept has been bouncing around my brain for the past year.  A couple of years ago, my wife, Tamra, and I joined a few friends who had a weekly art club.  It is an awesome group of people who come together to doodle, draw, paint, melt, scrape and maybe have a glass of wine or two and probably talk about anything from Breaking Bad to why we do the things we do.  This is where the seed was planted for me to do something beyond just doodle, paint or draw. So, while at a Christmas Party in 2012, I approached long time friend and restauranteur, Alan Geddie, and asked if he still had an art gallery in his coffee shop — Dunn Bros Provisions in Addison, TX.  Click the button below to view the website. Dunn Bros Provisions, Addison TX I was hoping to show some of my newly minted art if possible.  About 30 minutes later, after discovering that his current curator was on to other things, I had volunteered to take over...