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The Business of Art Licensing workshop at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space on Wed. Oct 6

Just want to remind Miami area artists, photographers, designers that there will be another introductory presentation of The Business of Art Licensing Workshop this Wednesday evening starting at  6 pm at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space,
3326 N. Miami Ave., Miami, Florida 33127.

Full details and registration info online at: https://www.debracortese.com/artlicensingworkshops.html

If you are not able to attend and would like more information, please visit my resources page for books, blogs, coaching, teleseminars, art biz tips and much more.

Send questions or comments to me at: artlicensing@debracortese.com

Fabulous, creative energy in Miami’s Wynwood Art District

screen shot from Perry Milou's Pucker Up Project

screen shot from Perry Milou's "Pucker Up Project"


Attended the “Pucker Up Project” at MILOU GALLERY, Wynwood Art District, 17NW 36th Street, Miami, FL on Thursday night and was most impressed with all the positive, creative and compatible energies of everyone involved in this worthy project. Pop-Artist, Milou Perry is not only a very talented and prolific artist, he and his partners are embracing the power of creative networking. The Pucker Up Project is a fun and interactive art experience that combines original paintings by Perry and original kisses (lipstick kiss-painted on paper) from contributors that Perry adds to his canvas – with all proceeds from
the project benefiting the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Thursday’s event also included a runway fashion show by Rocco Donna, ‘Pucker Up Martinis” and everywhere you looked, cameras, models and designers. Best gallery night out in months …and, tonight, I’m looking forward to attending ‘Le’ Cirque Reinvented’, the 1st Anniversay celebration of Norelkys (Noor) Blazekovic’s dynamic, “IRREVERSIBLE MAGAZINE”– Both events…hosted by URBAN ICONS Marketing

From Edible Landscapes to LegalArt with Stuart Horodner

A thoroughly enjoyable Saturday in Miami… got myself up and off to South Beach in time to attend the standing-room-only presentation on Edible Landscapes by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms, Homestead, Florida. Hope to create some new images from this South Florida Findhorn-like farm!

Had missed the Tuesday night opening of ‘Atlantis in the Midst of Myth’ an exhibition of bronze sculptures by Oxana Narozniak at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, so got to see this and several other sculptures after the Edible event.

Carolina Garcia, LegalArtMiami with Stuart Horodner of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center at Locust Project in Miami\'s Wynwood district. photo by Debra Cortese
Carolina Garcia of LegalArtMiami with Stuard Horodner of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center at Locust Project in Miami’s Wynwood art district.

Back home for a quick lunch with my daughter and then off again with my friend, Paula to the Locust Project in Miami’s Wynwood art district where we attended a LegalArt presentation by Stuart Horodner, curator of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Horodner’s direct, no nonsense and witty talk covered practical and passionate aspects of the Creative Life and Career of an artist. The crowd here was hungry for real world information that could help advance artistic careers. Horodner easily met this need through stories of his experiences as an artist, gallery owner, consultant, curator and writer. He reiterated, for me, something that I heard/read over and over: follow your passion. create the work you love and don’t give up. Yes, it does take time to establish yourself as an artist – just like any other career. As a parting gift to the artists, he challenged us all to create a work of art, a single image that most imparts the essence of our work, of who we are as an artist…that he will post on his blog. A brilliant networking opportunity that I am definitely looking forward to!

VERY USEFUL INFO FOR ARTISTS: “I’d Rather Be In The Studio” Alyson Stanfield’s excellent book on business and marketing your art.

and, a PARTING SHOT…
overlooking the Miami River

Sunset dinner from the deck at Casablanca overlooking the Miami River. Photo: Debra Cortese
from deck of Casablanca Restaurant, downtown Miami. end of a perfect Saturday in Miami

photo/images: Debra Cortese 
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