Artist

January 21, 2022
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Artist Ben Gross Presents Solo Exhibition at Salem State

by Felicia Cheney
Salem State University Art + Design professor Benjamin Gross presents an exhibition of his work in the university’s Winfisky Gallery February 7 – March 4. The exhibition titled “Underlying Meanings” features new work created by Gross during his spring 2021 sabbatical. Gallery hours  are 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday. The gallery is located on the ground floor of the
January 21, 2022
September 17, 2021
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First Beverly Artist in Residence Invites Color and Whimsy Downtown

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix | Images by Creative Collective For the first time ever, Beverly, MA has an official Artist in Residence: Zooguu. The residency pilot program, developed by the Beverly Arts District (BAD), in partnership with the City of Beverly, Creative Collective, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), exists to encourage pandemic recovery in the area by bringing more
September 17, 2021
January 18, 2021
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Meet The Member: Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry

by joeyphoenix
Website: https://jennistuart.com/ In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. I am a classically trained goldsmith, and I specialize in custom design, engagement & wedding rings, and working with family stones. I’ve been marrying creativity, design, and engineering to create new heirlooms for over 15 years, and I still absolutely love it every day! Everything is designed and
January 18, 2021
May 11, 2020
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The Chaos Within – A Drawing a Day with Jessica Murdock

by joeyphoenix
Accessibility Note: Scroll to the end of this post to find the audio transcript. Jessica Murdock joins Joey Phoenix on the podcast today to talk about starting what you finish and creating art through all seasons of life. There will also be a bit about her rescue doggo Pixie, who is featured in many of her art pieces, and her
May 11, 2020
April 6, 2020
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Meet the Maker – Black Coffiend

by joeyphoenix
Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well! Meet Justin Valliere
April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
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Meet the Maker – One of a Kind Rockport

by joeyphoenix
Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well! Meet Monique and
April 6, 2020
January 8, 2020
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When Your Art Changes, It Changes You

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix Let’s talk for a moment about the crippling self-doubt that is your constant shadow as an artist, how it keeps you from taking risks and growing, how it tells you that your art will never be enough.* Over the past few years my art focus has shifted several times, and each time my identity was wrapped up
January 8, 2020
September 19, 2019
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Be the Kind of Artist that No One Can Take Advantage of

by cns2020
by Joey Phoenix The first year I started taking photography seriously I was eager for any and every opportunity that came up. I scoured Craigslist looking for gigs, joined Thumbtack, and commented on my friend’s threads asking for photographers trying to drum up business. I shot a wedding for under $300, delivered work I didn’t get paid for, and ran
September 19, 2019
April 5, 2019
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Need Inspiration? Get Bored.

by cns2020
By Joey Phoenix When you ask people how they are, what do you often hear them say? Fine? Good? The response I hear the most is Busy. We are incredibly busy. It’s remarkable how busy we all are. We have work and school and hobbies and friends and family and side hustles. So many side hustles. And it’s this tide
April 5, 2019
March 29, 2019
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Dear Little Voice in My Head, Thank You

by cns2020
By Joey Phoenix How has your self-talk been this week? Have you been kind to yourself? Were the things you told yourself positive or negative? If it was negative, did you listen? Or did you tell that little negative voice to get out? For me, it’s been a rough week. It’s been the kind of week where waking up in
March 29, 2019