Canada Artists

Getting Personal With Your Brand

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Business
Shannon Skinner

Let's face it: it's always personal. Even when it's not. Even in business. Every business owner is first and foremost a person and the way we view the world is through our unique human perspective. We put a lot of ourselves into our businesses and careers, and therefore, by default it is personal. Enter the personal brand.

Announcing International Bear Day

Jeffrey Whiting | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jeffrey Whiting

Bears are iconic symbols and charismatic ambassadors for B.C.'s wilderness.

Why Creative People Age Better

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Do creative and artistically inclined people have advantages over the rest of us mere mortals who can barely draw a stick figure or whistle a simple tune? There are indications that individuals who are able to use their talents also tend to fare better in other ways, including their physical and mental health, compared to others whose existence mainly consists of repetitiveness and routine. Still, scientists have never been able to prove that creativity is indeed a contributing factor to humans' well-being.

Photographs Are Fine Art Too

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Style
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Photography has been a popular medium for years, and continues to be prominently displayed in homes, in hotel lobbies, on condo walls, and office spaces. At the end of the day, don't be afraid of purchasing a photograph. It is a fine art medium worthy of your time and interest.

Creativity Can Change The Shape Of Your Brain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living

Can artists' imagination and creativity be explained through biology? Possibly. A study published in the journal NeuroImage indicates that their brain...

10 Life Lessons from History's Most Famous Artists

Kim Smiley | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.

Five Tips for Making Money as an Artist Entrepreneur

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

There's a ton of information out there for anyone looking to create a traditional scalable business. And there's no shortage of incubators for tech startups in search of money and mentorship. But what about artists who are going solo and getting paid for their art?

Scot Sardinha on Why Art is Power

Che Kothari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada
Che Kothari

I wouldn't say that art has necessarily changed my life but more so has enhanced it. It has broadened my knowledge with many cultures, connecting me to the creative realm of the many places I have visited, and it has also introduced me to a plethora of interesting people and networks.

When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

Seven Canadian Arts Mavens You Want to Know

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Who better to share their thoughts on arts mavens in Canada that you may not know, but should, than folks who are at the pulse of the magic that is going on in our country. The secret nuggets that are just blooming. Here are their picks of what you should know.

Criticism is Part of the Game When You're an Artist

Shannon Skinner | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg As a writer, I consider myself an artist at heart. As artists, we rely heavily on praise -- from friends, loved ones, business associates, fans and the critics on a good day. Praise boosts us by increasing our self-worth. We feel more confident and it shows. When the inner artist is criticized -- wham-o -- our self-worth takes a hit.

Canada's New Art Scene Shows Off True Colours

The Experts at Microsoft | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada

The idea that appreciating art takes place in a stuffy gallery as you snootily discuss the merits of a piece has evolved greatly with innovative event...

B.C.'s Top Artists Gather to Protect Great Bear Rainforest

Jeffrey Whiting | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jeffrey Whiting

"Art for an Oil Free Coast" will open for just a few days on Granville Island featuring a film, book and art exhibit featuring dozens of British Columbia's most talented and acclaimed visual artists. The exhibit -- designed to stimulate discussion about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in Kitimat, B.C. -- will then travel to Victoria, Saltspring Island and beyond.

ChangeMaker: How One Artist Made His Mark

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It was an urban restlessness that first drove graphic artist and Toronto native Jonathan Cruz to explore the far reaches of Canada's North. It was the simple pleasure of eating a hardboiled egg that compelled him to stay. But we'll get to that. The 30-year-old founder of Iqaluit-based Nuschool Design Agency, a multidisciplinary graphic design studio, has literally made his mark all over Canada.

Picasso Exhibit Arrives At Toronto's Art Gallery Of Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Travel

Over 150 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso will be displayed at the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. For the first time since 1964, works from...

Why Artists Should Hate the Internet

Ben Johnson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Business
Ben Johnson

By so enthusiastically embracing this newfound ability to share everything, artists' work is being inherently devalued in the rush to simply "get it out there." Sure, you're anxious to share your passion with the world, but think about who is really benefiting from all your hard work before you click that submit button.

Eve Sussman's Control Issues

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Andrea Carson Barker

Haute Culture: General Idea at the AGO

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada
Andrea Carson Barker

General Idea, a Canadian art collective, are famous for employing a range of materials, like work in plaster, taxidermy and fluorescent tube. There is even straw on the floor of one fantastic installation. In it, the poodles (the artists) are contemplating the Canis Major constellation. It's quite funny.