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MIAMI ART SALON members and their art

On April 7, 2009, South Florida artists gathered at Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery in Coconut Grove for the first Miami Art Marketing Salon. This is a nine session course with materials provided free of charge by Alyson Stanfield, Art Biz Coach and author of I’d Rather Be In The Studio, the artist’s no-excuse guide to self-promotion.

South Miami artist and handbag designer, Debra Cortese had participated in one of Stanfield’s online marketing courses and was so impressed with the material that she made the commitment to facilitate this course for fellow artists that are interested in promoting their work and careers. You can read more about the Art Salon in the following blog posts:
*Free Art Marketing Salon for Miami area artists
*Art, Business and Astrology
*29 Miami artists participating in Art Marketing Salon
and at
*ArtBizConnection.com

The Miami Art Salon was filled to capacity on the first day and is no longer accepting registrations for this term, however, Cortese is already planning another Art Marketing Salon sometime in the fall of 2009, and she is putting together the outline for an Art Licensing workshop. To be notified of either, SEND AN EMAIL to artmarketing@debracortese.com or Sign up HERE to receive announcements and her monthly newsletter.

The Artists of the first MIAMI ART MARKETING SALON and links to their work:


Deborah Starbuck, muralist/art instructor
www.muralmiami.com 

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Rosie Brown, artist
www.artistamundo.com/rosiesart


Pauline A Goldsmith, artist/entrepreneur
www.goldsmithgalleries.com
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Elizabet Chacon, artist
www.artistamundo.com/artworksbyelizabet

 

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Jennifer Trujillo, clay artist/jewelry designer
www.art4ever.etsy.com

 

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Jonathan Rose, Cultural Correspondent,
writer/poet/attorney/art afficionado
www.cultureinthecity.org/
www.southfloridawritersassn.org/

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Valentina Ramos, artist
www.valentinadesign.com
www.valentinaramos.blogspot.com/
www.valentinadesign.com/images/blog/me-me-me-me

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Celia Reigle, artist




Donald Calhoun, artist/photographer

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Deborah Weed,
artist/author/entrepreneur
web.mac.com/deborahweed
www.discoveredartists.com/gallery/ArtofBliss
www.theluckiestpenny.com

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Lynda Wellens, watercolor/batik/digital art
www.lyndawellensart.com/

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Mosaic Peacock Urn

Adriana Dominguez-Tio, mosaicist
www.newromanmosaics.com

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Irina Patterson, balloon artist
mylifeandart.typepad.com
twitter.com/mylifeandart

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Angelika Rothkegel, artist
http://angelikart.net/
Angelikart@hotmail.com

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Nedra Goldhoff, artist/photographer
Nedra Goldhoff portfolio
twitter.com/surealtome

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Monique Lassooij, artist

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Annamaria Windisch-Hunt, artist/gallery owner
Art Marketing Salon Host
One Ear Society Blog

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Paula Lancaster, art afficionado/entrepreneur
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Roberta Y. Rand, artist/research specialist

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Trina Collins, artistÂ

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Gerard F. Wade, art afficionado/entrepreneur/poetÂ

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Cuqui Beguiristain, art curator/afficionado
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MANO
www.manofinearts.com

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Lynda LaRocca, photographer/artist/author

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Sandy Edie, artist/fashion designerÂ

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Debra Cortese, artist/handbag designer
www.debracortese.com
twitter.com/debracortese
debracortese.com/blog/

Art, Business and Astrology

Seems I’ve been even busier than usual. The Art Marketing Salon will have our 3rd workshop tonight at the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery in Coconut Grove. Last week, we had 20 artists participating, and this week I expect a full house because everyone is back in town.
Collective energy and ideas have been flowing and from the emails and calls I receive throughout the week, I know this project is stirring up all kinds of collaborations and new actions for every artist that is participating.

2nd workshop of Miami Art Salon members at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts in Coconut Grove, Florida

2nd workshop of Miami Art Salon members at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts in Coconut Grove, Florida

As I stated when first announcing that I’d facilitate this 9 week, Art Marketing Course as provided by Alyson Stanfield, my personal goals are to develop a portfolio and web presence for my Nature’s Energy series art. Thus far, this includes food art: Mango and Tomato, just completed the first stage of Bromeliad art in conjunction with the Bromeliad Society of South Florida, I have the Native Plant Series to work on in the next 2 months that will debut with Arts at St. Johns for their Plants Without Borders program and, I’m also creating an astrological nature’s art series that will premiere on my line of Cortese Design handbags. No wonder I’m feeling busier than usual 😉

Below is a sample of the Custom art/design work for the Bromeliad Society of South Florida:

click image to see more Bromeliad art on products

click image to see more Bromeliad art on products

AND…here’s a short excerpt (read more at MAY 2009 link) from Eric Francis’ Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2009:

“Allow the world to take on a transparent quality; see through the unnecessary, torturous maze of ego and remember that each of us is capable of expressing who we came here to be. Certainly you are feeling this potential, and it’s more than spring in the air. We each get there differently. In the immortal words of the Grateful Dead, “Some rise, some fall and some climb to get to Terrapin.”

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Venus retrograde… emerging feminine energy!

Venus is visible above Earths moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky. Photograph courtesy NASA.

Venus is visible above Earth's moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus' nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky. Photograph courtesy NASA.

Many of my friends and I often make the comment, “Oh, it must be retrograde” in reference to whatever challenges we are experiencing on a particular day… not truly grasping the meaning of our words. For the past 10 years, Eric Francis’ writings have been my all time favorite astrological interpretations and explanations. In today’s entry, as always, he provides insight to some global and very personal changes that we are presently experiencing, giving clarity to why we attribute challenging experiences to ‘retrograde’.

Eric Francis, founder, editor and publisher of Planet Waves

Eric Francis, founder, editor and publisher of Planet Waves

excerpted from Planet Waves Daily Astrology & Adventure (Eric Francis)

[Today (April 3, 2009), Venus retrograde is in an exact square to Pluto, inching her way toward the Aries Point. The square was exact at 6:21 am ET and because Venus is slow and powerful …(more here)

On one level, Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024) is about blowing through the ludicrous ‘traditions’ we live with in our society. Many of those are expressions of stoic, stodgy, joyless and blatantly boring Christian and capitalist values.

Remember that Christianity was foisted upon society along with the murder of the sacred Vodan trees, the slaughter of Mother God, the spilling of an ocean of human blood and the sacrifice of thousands of women as alleged witches, along with many of their cats. After that a real measure of docility could be counted on, but if you ask me it’s never really been complacent.

We don’t know exactly what this New Order replaced, but pre-Christian rituals such as Beltane suggest strongly that there was a more equal emphasis on maleness and femaleness as collaborative, complimentary energies and as attributes of nature.

It is the core of that female self that we are now in a process of dialing in and attempting to recover and explore. This can be lonely; the poignancy of emotional birthing can often discover itself as alone first. But here is the really interesting part: The Aries Point (the first degree of Aries) is involved. As individual and private as this experience feels, it’s widespread, collective and ultimately a public phenomenon. The Aries Point is that place where every private reality adds up to what we all share and must contend with, and where collective movements of society influence the consciousness of an individual. This is not theory. All you have to do is look.] (Read more at Planet Waves Daily Astrology & Adventure)

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from yours truly
, Debra Cortese: Yesterday, I watched Michelle Obama as she spoke to the young ladies of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London. Soft tears of joy welled up as I listened to her telling the girls to believe in their dreams, education and most importantly, that they do have the power to control their own destiny!  We all do and as I now know, challenges are life’s opportunities to learn, share, and grow.

First Lady, Michelle Obama inspiring London schoolgirls

First Lady, Michelle Obama inspiring London schoolgirls

click image above and line below to see 2 different videos of
Michelle Obama speaking to London schoolgirls 

It is time for the feminine energy to re-emerge…
our planet, our lives are ready and waiting for this.

Emerging Sylph re-emergence of the feminine energies

"Emerging Sylph"

see larger view of this painting here

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Eric Francis’ Planet Waves Astrology Celebrating 10 years

I’ve been a fan of Planet Waves since I first read Eric’s astrology column in the Chronogram, an excellent paper then published in New Paltz, NY and I believe it is now based in Kingston and that Eric has also relocated there. (I also lived in that Hudson Valley area from ’98 -02 and still feel the energy of the mountains as a longing to return to some place or feeling, yet to be named)

Eric Francis Planet Waves Astrologer

Eric Francis Planet Waves Astrologer

At the time, I assumed he’d been writing it for many years so, today, when I received a planet waves message celebrating its 10th year, it all sort of melded. 1998 was a time of major personal change for me, and I’ve been following Planet Waves almost uninterrupted throughout the last 10 years. My subscription had lapsed in the past year, so much happening, I’m often on ‘reading’ overload, and there are so many other things that … wait, didn’t I just tell myself this morning how important it is to make time for the things I enjoy? I realized that the connection, information and insight that I receive from each Planet Waves article or astrology reading far outweighs the cost in time or money. So, today, I gave myself the gift of a renewed subscription to Planet Waves 🙂

Thank you Eric and everyone at Planet Waves for being part of and adding a unique perspective to my journey during the past 10 years. I’m enthusiastically looking forward to our future stories of hope, achievements, and living on our healthy, joyful planet. Sharing the Magic of Nature’s Energy….each in our own creative waves…

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