Stacy Lynn is an artist specializing in realism. She lives and works in Goodyear,AZ.
Although she was born in Detroit, Michigan, she spent her formative years in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Stacy and Miriam (Grotto Gallery owner) have enjoyed some nice chats in Swedish since meeting earlier this spring and realizing this unusual connection.
She brings ethnic scenes, flowers, and paintings of children to life with bright color compositions and interesting situations.
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Jill Roig is a contemporary, abstract ceramic artist, specializing in glass-infused pottery. She received her B.A. degree from the Pennsylvania State University in State College. She has participated in fourteen group shows in the United States, including Artlink Phoenix 17th Annual Juried Exhibition at The Heard Museum and Shemer Art Center and Museum, “Reflections of Arizona” exhibition.
Jill is currently exploring larger scale ceramic art and draws inspiration from the natural world. Her work is distinctive and dramatic, challenging the viewer with her unique combination of glass and clay, representing the artist’s signature style.
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Sue Norton-Scott is an artist who is always pushing theboundaries and inventing new visual techniques. She enhances her surrealistic mixed media canvases by adding 3D objects that physically break the piece’s frame, encouraging viewers to break their own boundaries and perceptions.
Her art is never just “another pretty picture,” but presents images that invite viewers to think deeply and discover meaning. Among the recycled and repurposed materials embedded in her work are: expired surgical supplies, MRI and x-ray images, antique books, ropes, cactus skeletons, wooden figures, hardware, mirrors, and magnifying devices.
Phoenix’s Arts Beacon wrote, “The entire work [Frames of Reference] is compiled of holes and layers, with one corner of the canvas detached completely to allow the wall of the gallery to become part of the work itself. The texture, juxtaposition of elements, and vibrancy of this piece make it nearly impossible to keep ones hands to themselves; the work demands a closer look.” - Adella Heltion, June, 2017, "Edgy," herbergergallery@arizonacenter.
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With a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, Jenny Medlock has spent more than two decades teaching in public schools in Tennessee, Nevada, and Arizona.
Although interested in design at an early age, life took her in different directions, and only in the last few years has she turned to line and color as a creative outlet. Mindful of the many artists who fully realized their creativity after five or more decades of life and thought, she continues to pursue her artistic journey.
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Laurie’s artistic career began when childhood doodling evolved into more sophisticated rapidograph drawings, then shifted into serial explorations of various mediums. When Laurie was mesmerized watching Dan Dailey blow glass at Haystack-Hinckley School of Crafts in Maine in 1971, her course was set for the next 4+ decades.
She studied glassblowing at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and with Robert Coleman at Haystack, Maine. Upon graduating with a B.S. in 1978, she studied stained glass and assisted Roger Darricarrere in Chartres, France. Returning stateside, the desert beckoned and Laurie moved to Tempe and settled into creating residential stained glass for Robin’s Stained Glass.
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My appreciation, love and joy for art started early. My parents, both avid art collectors, exposed me to paintings, drawings, and classical sculpture at a very young age. Toting me and my sister along to galleries, antique stores, and art museums. Little did I know that this early exposure to the arts, would be what I needed to breathe the life back into me later on in my life.
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What is Wholesale?
To review, wholesaling is when artists sell their original works at a reduced price to retailers, who market and sell them to the public at a marked up, retail price. This process—in theory—allows artists to focus primarily on the making of their art while leaving much of the selling side of things to the retailers.
As we mentioned last week, the key to wholesaling is producing multiples of your artwork. You must find a way to create your product in bulk, in a lean and cost-efficient way, that allows you to sell in greater volume to the wholesaler at a lower price. If you aren't willing or able to mass produce your work, wholesaling is probably not for you.
ADVANTAGES OF WHOLESALING – they are big!
For many artists, the primary advantage of wholesaling is the time that is freed up for you—the maker—to concentrate on what you love most: creating and being an artist, not a marketer or salesperson of your own work. There is, however, no way around some degree of recordkeeping. You will still have to keep track of your sales volumes and stay on top of delivery deadlines, but the day-to-day process can be much more focused on being an artist instead of a business-person.
Another huge advantage of wholesaling, when done correctly, is that this process can provide a consistent stream of revenue for the artist. Particularly if you garner repeat customers—those who want to continue to buy from you on a regular basis—this can mean a steady business for the foreseeable future.
Each week we issue a new installment of our Q&A chat with each of our featured Grotto Gallery artists for the "Escape the Madness" exhibit which runs through January 12th.
This is our 14th Installment in the series, and today, we talk with Michelle Startzman, from Phoenix, Arizona.
You can also learn more about Michelle in an earlier installment here: Meet Michelle Startzman.
Greetings. Each week we issue a new installment of our Q&A chat with each of our featured Grotto Gallery artists for the "Escape the Madness" exhibit which runs through January 12th.
This is our 13th Installment in the series, and today, we talk to Marty Orosz, from Prescott Valley, Arizona.
You can also learn more about Marty in an earlier installment here: Meet Marty Orosz.
Welcome back! Every week we issue a new installment of our Q&A chat with each of our featured Grotto Gallery artists for the "Escape the Madness" exhibit which runs through January 12th.
This is our 13th Installment in the series, and we are talking with Jules Gissler from Phoenix, Arizona. You can also learn more about Jules in an earlier installment here: Meet Jules Gissler.