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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here is an "Interesting" Email from an Art Scammer

I have not got one of these emails for a while.

Greetings/I Am willing To Purchasing artworks
From: Kate Bowen (

To: Undisclosed-recipients

I saw your artwork on   I need you to 
send me the list of the artworks you have for sell ,
wow!! beauty to behold,will add a
spark to my new apartment and am willing to purchase 
your artwork. My son and I will be moving into our new 
apartment next month.

I want you to please get back to me with the present 
condition,your location and your last price offer.
Kindly let me know how much you can
let go and send me pics.will take care pickup after 
get back
to me asap.

Easy clues as to why this is from a scammer.

1.) Undisclosed recipients?
2.) Does not use my name?
3.) Does not even know what type of art I do (no specifics).
4.) The link does not connect to the site (hover your cursor).
5.) When you hit reply, it goes to a different email address
6.) Terrible spelling, grammar, etc.

Yes, Kate, I would like to "add a spark to your apartment."  And I'll bring the matches!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Recycled Glass Bridge Will Welcome Olympic Athletes

By Julian Shea - 24th January, 2012       

The new pedestrian walkway and cycle bridge across the River Lea near the Athletes’ Village in east London features a swirling design using silver and coloured recycled glass. It was created by award-winning local artist Martin Richman, who calls the design 'One Whirl' and says it represents ‘the unravelling of the coiled energy that a competitor brings to an event’.

Richman, from Hackney, is a former student of St. Martin's College of Art who worked as a lighting designer for the likes of Pink Floyd before going on to study painting.

He was one of two artists selected from over 250 applications by the Olympic Delivery Authority to incorporate public art into the new bridges and underpasses being built in the Olympic Park around the stadium in Stratford.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Class on "Becoming a Professional Artist"

I am teaching a class again on "Becoming Professional Artist" for the Arlington Adult Education Program on January 26 and February 2th.

Learn what it takes to become a professional artist and the do's and don't of preparing your professional resume. We will discuss how to properly enter juried shows, art licensing, proposals for book, agents, art grants and avoiding art scams. Leave with a solid overview of potential opportunities and career tracks. Hours: 4.00

Click here for more details and to register.