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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminsim.


Business of art: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss how to make a living as an artist.

When the Regional Arts and Culture Council lied

2014 . 09 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

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Over the last year and some, the City of Portland pressured me to break the law repeatedly. I’ve talked about it before on my blog, but I’m going to speak more openly about my disappointment today because, today, an article in the Willamette Week gives me more to be disappointed about.


My photography

2014 . 09 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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For years, I’ve published my photos online, but I’ve always felt a little strange about publishing them any other way, until now.


The copywrong in my own backyard

2014 . 09 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

City of Portland seal


I’m ashamed to say that the statue of Portlandia that I’ve alternately mocked and adored for years is not mine to parody or plagiarize.


Understanding gatekeepers / Comprendre les patrons

2014 . 09 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Japanese macaque


As artists, we usually end up working with various kinds of arts administrators, so it’s best if we know a little something about them. En tant qu’artistes, nous finissons souvent par travailler avec des administrateurs d’art, donc c’est bien de savoir un petit quelque chose à leur sujet.


Artists and leaders / Les artistes et les leaders

2014 . 08 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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These two groups have a whole lot in common. Ces deux groupes ont beaucoup en commun.


Votre réputation en tant qu’artiste

2014 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of two grizzlies and their babies


Les artistes ont souvent peur que les entreprises vont voler leur art, mais ils ne devraient pas se tracasser, parce que la valeur de ce qu’un artiste crée est bien plus que l’œuvre en elle-même.


How to define your boundaries / Comment définir vos limites

2014 . 07 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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In business, it’s very useful to know how to politely but firmly tell people that they’re being rude or incompetent. En affaires, il est très utile de savoir comment dire poliment aux autres que leur comportement est désagréable ou incompétent.


Le nouveau droit d’auteur

2014 . 07 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Pourquoi vous ne croyez probablement pas que le droit d’auteur est valable ou correcte, et ce que vous devriez faire à ce sujet.


Mural-izing

2014 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Kirk drawing


I’m all set to do my first piece of public art next month, and, even though I haven’t started painting yet, I already have some mural-making tips to share.


Murale-iser

2014 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Kirk


Tout est prêt pour mon premier projet d’art public, et, même si je n’ai pas encore commencé à peindre, j’ai déjà quelques astuces à partager sur le processus pour une murale.


The artist’s business model

2014 . 06 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Copyright only rarely enters into the business of art for most creatives, and this video explains why by talking about how artists actually make a living.


The winner / La gagnante

2014 . 06 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

mailing paintings


Pay-what-you-will paintings might as well be called teach-the-artist-something paintings. On pourrait dire que les tableaux payez-ce-que-vous-voulez sont des tableaux enseignez-quelque-chose-à-l’artiste.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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