Saturday, December 28, 2013

Being an Artist Means Making Time to Create Art

Because I have heard it so many times over the last 20 years, I wanted to give a message of encouragement and a challenge to some people.

We are what we choose to become, what we decide we want and need to be. We are individuals with responsibilities and challenges and lives. People depend on us.

I offer this in the hope that it is what you need to hear, what you need to motivate you to create your art. You know who you are...

Over the years and as recently as last week, people have told me that they want to do more art, but note that they are too busy. They ask me how I 'find' the time to do my art. I tell them simply: "I make the time." So, to all who say they want to "be an artist," please stop only talking about it and DO something about it... today and every day forward.

"Art is an action word." 

That is my quote, my trademark credo and my recommendation.

  - In the late 1990's, I co-piloted a 2-person plane for 45 seconds as we flew over Mont St. Victoire in Aix-en-Provence (France). 
  - I worked 2 days with a team on a dinosaur dig in the Bad Lands of Montana. 
  - I lived in France and went to school for a year in college and have returned more than 6 times since. 
  - I have a full-time day job.
  - I can draw figures and landscapes on an Etch-A-Sketch.
  - I have a home, family, friends, and a full life.
  - And... I am a full-time, working artist with a fine arts business.

      Art is my vocation, so I do it.  I make the time...every day. To me: Art is an action word!

     Your decision is yours and yours alone to make: decide and make the time to work and become the artist you say you want to be... starting today. It takes action and commitment. It is hard work...but it is very satisfying.... 

   The decision is a very personal one and involves sacrifice. Decide if it is for you...and then don't turn back!

    Yours in Art,

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWr): New York Exhibit - January 2014

Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWr)

Featured Artist


  International Contemporary Exhibition

New  Century Artists Gallery

530 West 25th Street, Suite 406,
New York, NY 10001
Tell: 212-367-7072

Curated by Basha Maryanska