Young Artist Contest

I am excited to announce the contest for 13-14 year old artists for a $50 USD for Blick art supplies. All mediums are welcome. Please submit one photo image representative of the work along with a brief description of the art process (media used and technique) to  Please share this with the young artists in your life. The due date is Wednesday May 20th and the winner will be announced at the beginning of the summer.

Why this age you ask? It was around this age that I began doing paid commissions and winning awards for my art. This age is a defining moment in a young artists life to know that being a working artist can be a reality and not just a dream.




Framing Recommendations



I have been getting questions about my recommendations for framing, which I appreciate as I have seen some of works framed in a way that detracts from the piece.

Drawings and Limited edition block prints should be framed as they have a fragile surface and need to be covered with either glass or a comparable protective clear surface. My favorite is a shadow box white wood frame. This is my favorite ready made frame.  My second favorite way to frame a drawing or limited edition print is mounted by sandwiching between two larger pieces of glass.

Many limited edition prints are made on a standard size and will do fine with a ready made frame. Gallery wrapped oil paintings do not have to be framed and I think they typically look best not framed. However if you would like to frame an oil work, it will have to be custom and I would still recommend a shadow box white wood frame.