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Who’s an “Emerging Artist”? Defining the 5 Stages of a Career Artist

Who’s An “Emerging Artist”?
Defining the 5 Stages of a Career Artist

by Daric Gill

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In this article, I’ll discuss the differences between the levels of an artist’s professional career. The following titles can help you describe your current career path, aid in giving background to pricing your artwork and help correctly match you to future opportunities. Download the PDF above and read on for more descriptions.

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fine artwork by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Allegory”, A Modern Fairy Tale

“Absolute: Allegory”, A Modern Fairy Tale

by Daric Gill

fine artwork by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Allegory”, Oil paint on reclaimed wood panel. 21 1/2” x 16 1/4”. 1.9.22.

“Absolute: Allegory” is a visual poem; a softly lit bedtime story of the sun and moon, a meandering journey, an example of the importance of life beyond the current moment. A sprig of crimson winter berries hovers to the right of a 2-pronged branch. The left side of the stick weaves through the circular voids in the pastel background. Subdued yellow and blue geometry hint at the celestial themes of this piece. They are purposeful nods to the interplay between crescent and full moons, an eclipse and the full sun, and daylight and nighttime views through an arched window. Like most of the work in this series, this painting is a story within a story. Read on for more.

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“Who Gets Creative Control?”: The Conversation All Creatives Need To Have, But Aren’t

by Daric Gill

Artists & designers range widely in their willingness to share creative control. Some people thrive by sharing the idea-making process & using parameters as guides, while others are at their best when given the freedom to explore their own ideas. If you work with creatives & you wish to better understand your colleagues, or you’re an artist trying to figure out how to develop your professional ambitions, knowing who wants or needs creative control is key. Yet this topic is often avoided, incorrectly inferred, or completely overlooked altogether. This article is part of a mini-series, in which I suggest a few ways to get the greatest result for creatives & art supporters. Read on for more.

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My Art Among Works At Mansfield Art Center – “In Between Everywhere”

Absolute: Privilege (detail)
“Absolute: Privilege” (detail): Oil on reclaimed cherry in an 1800’s Victorian molded frame. 17″ x 15 1/4″.

by Daric Gill

I’m very pleased to announce that I will have 3 paintings on display at the Mansfield Art Center from January 24 – February 28, 2021. In Between Everywhere is an exhibition designed to highlight and showcase the works of 42 central Ohio artists. This collection of artists originated in central Ohio, but has now spanned out across the country. The included artists produce artwork in a variety of mediums and styles chosen for consistency of vision and quality of work. 

Visiting the Exhibition
Works will be on display from January 24 – February 28. The space is open 10am – 5pm T-F and 10am – 4pm on weekends. Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all guests will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. They have hand sanitizer for your convenience and masks available by donation. Please visit this Facebook event page to find more information.

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