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35+ Novels With Art and Artists: Summer Reading

Have you heard that reading complex works of fiction isn't just enjoyable, it can also combat dementia? As long as we're reading novels, why not look for ones with art and artists at the center?

This updated post, which is as much for me as it is for you, has 7 personal recommendations plus 28 that others have added to the list. Add yours!

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Danielle SeeWalker

The Art Biz ep. 153: Committed to Telling Native Stories Through Her Art and Activism with Danielle SeeWalker

Native American stories are too frequently told from an historical perspective, but Danielle SeeWalker wants you to know that they’re still here. They never left. We just silenced them for too long.

We discuss her roles as artist, activist, and mother. We touch on how she selects projects and how the rest of us can serve as allies for Indigenous people around the globe.

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Landscape painting by Kim T. Richards

The Art Biz ep. 152: How to Squeeze More Time from Your Busy Calendar

As an artist and business owner, you're constantly juggling responsibilities. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, but take solace in knowing that you're not alone. In this episode, I share 8 tips for and 2 truths about time management.

Optimize your schedule and increase efficiency—not so you can do more, but so that you make the most out of your limited time and enjoy life.

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Shannon Amidon

The Art Biz ep. 151: Running an Artist Residency Alongside a Studio Practice with Shannon Amidon

Artist residencies are invaluable to an artist's growth, but there are barriers to doing them—primarily the time commitment and cost.

Shannon Amidon has created a residency especially for, but not limited to, artists who might be parents or caretakers and can’t commit to the month or longer that some residencies require.

We discuss what she looks for in attendees, the mistakes artists make when applying, and more.

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Joan Chamberlain painting

The Art Biz ep. 150: How to Project Confidence Even When You're Not Feeling It

Every artist who takes risks and commits to creative and professional growth struggles with confidence at some point. It should help you to know that you are not alone.

But confidence in your art is necessary when you want to share it with others.

I share 6 tips to help you project confidence even when you're questioning your talent and place in the world.

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The Art Biz ep. 149: The Traveling Artist: Residencies with Amy Clay

Artist residencies play important roles in an artist’s career, but there are as many different types of artist residencies as there are artists who fill them.

In this episode, Amy Clay shares what she has learned from being an artist-in-residence in more than 30 locations around the world, including what she looks for in a location, how she funds them, and why they're important to her practice.

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