BLOG*August 25, 2016

When the Argentine-born, London-educated artist Amalia hinderance moved to Los Angeles in 2014, she spent weeks chronicling the experience on Instagram (@ hindrance). She posted photos of her shopping binges, her avocado toast and even her plastic surgery: a boob job, natch. None of it was real. It was a performance, part of a larger examination...

BLOG*August 14, 2015

I present Artist As Brand classes predominately at Colleges and Universities. However, when I have the opportunity to work with small groups of people, or even better with one or two individuals then the focus goes incredibly deep and it is amazing what can be be revealed! Joan Marie is...

BLOG*May 24, 2012

Sarasota here I come! I will be presenting two Artist As Brand lectures at Ringling College of Art and Design as well as performing a two day Artist As Brand workshop. All Florida artists are invited. I am honored to be to speaking at the AICAD and CIAD conferences June 6, and...

BLOG*April 26, 2011

Harry Houdini was not only a consummate escape artist and entertainer, he was a master promoter. This man knew how to market himself in a big way. There is a show opening at the Skirball Cultural Center on April 28,  “Houdini: Art and Magic,” that highlights not only the man’s...

BLOG*February 10, 2011

Spalenka TODAY’S ARTISTS CAN SHARE AS THEY CREATE In January Ann Powers wrote an intriguing article in the Los Angeles Times about the integration of artist and technology. No matter your creative discipline, talented individuals can share their process more readily now, allowing the final product to be perceived as...

BLOG*November 16, 2010

You know the day destroys the night Night divides the day Tried to run Tried to hide Break on through to the other side. BEYOND THE CORPORATE WORLD Welcome to my Blogging Ensemble! I have invited some amazing bloggers, art writer/author Peter Clothier, artist licensing expert Maria Brophy, champion of...

BLOG*May 18, 2010

Scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell called serendipity “a thousand unseen helping hands.” “..namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you… When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are...

BLOG*April 20, 2010

Laguna College of Art and Design feels like family. I have been teaching concept and art courses there on and off for two decades now. I watched the school grow and evolve from year to year to become an intimate powerhouse of knowledge and new media. Laguna Beach in general...

BLOG*March 16, 2010

What words define success for you? Money, Fame, Possessions, Power? How about Home, Happy, Charity, Love? Maybe its a fusion of all those things. Accomplishment can manifest in different shapes and colors. How we define success is a large part of how we define ourselves. For a long time my...

BLOG*March 1, 2010

What sustains your creativity? Could it be new electronic toys, fashionable attire, fascinating information, splendid entertainment, food, money, sex, drugs, rock and roll? Long term creativity is sustained by your heart. Creativity connected to your true essence will sustain you for the long run. When not in alignment with your...