Online Critique Group | Broadcasts and Archive

Welcome to Xanadu Gallery and Art Business Academy’s Online Critique Group.

In each Critique Group meeting, we will examine a member artist’s artwork. We will review the quality and consistency of the work, talk about strengths and weaknesses in the work itself, and discuss the pricing and marketability of the submitted artwork. This is an opportunity for the featured artist to get feedback on his/her art and art career, and for everyone participating to gain insights into what makes great art.

Participation in the group is completely free, and you can either join our meetings live from your computer or mobile device during the broadcast, or watch the recording after the broadcast is completed. Just return to this page at broadcast start time to join live, or come back to this page anytime and scroll down to view archived recordings of past sessions.


 

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Provide Feedback About the Featured Artwork

You can provide feedback about the artwork using the form below. If you join us in the live broadcast, you will also have an opportunity to provide impressions and feedback during the broadcast.

 

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Broadcasts are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Pacific daylight time.

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Submit Your Art for Review in a Future Online Critique Group Session

Would you like to have your art reviewed in a future broadcast? Submit your art by clicking here.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are not able to feature every artist who submits their work for review.

 

Archive of Past Broadcasts

 

Video of past broadcasts will appear here shortly after the live broadcast ends

2021-05-26

 

 

2021-05-19 No Broadcast Due to the Great Xanadu Flood of ’21

2021-05-12

Featured Artists May 12 – Heiko Weiner, Houston, TX

 

The Artwork

   
 



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Artwork Information:

Title: Mesa Natives
Medium: Wood, Stone (Turquoise)
Size: 11″ x 10″ x 11″
Price: $2,620

 



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Artwork Information:

Title: Butterflies
Medium: Wood
Size: 16″ x 14″ x 16″
Price: $4,210

 



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Artwork Informaiton

Title: Desert Steps
Medium: Wood
Size: 16″ x 15″ x 16″
Price: $4,550

 



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Title

Title: A Bowl with no Name
Medium: Wood, Stone (Turquoise)
Size: 16″ x 13″ x 16″
Price: $3,950

 



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Artwork Information: 

Title: Gravity
Medium: Wood, Stone (Jaspers)
Size: 23″ x 23″
Price: $550

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Presentation Image #2

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Presentation Image #3

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Artist’s Website

https://www.hwrwood.com

Requested Feedback From Artist

I am interested in feedback on (1) my approach to pricing, (2) an evaluation of the general quality and esthetics of my art work and, (3) some recommendations on potential audiences and overall marketability.

 

2021-05-05

Featured Artists May 5: Sherie Harkins, Tiverton, RI

 

Oh no! Due to a technical error, our recording of this session is unavailable. We deeply regret the issue, and are sorry not to be able to share this session in our archive. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live session. We believe we have resolved the issue that lead to this error and expect all future sessions to be available as recordings.

 

 

The Art

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Title: Softening in the Light of Forgiveness
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30 x 40″
Price: 3200.

Title: Shift Six.Rest
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 36″
Price: 2600.

Title: Rising on the Breath of Heaven
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 30 x 30″
Price: 1800.

Title: Before the Angel
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″
Price: 1800.

Title: Poured Out
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 16 x 20″
Price: 900.

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website

https://www.sherieharkins.com/

 

Requested Feedback from Artist

Grateful for advice on marketability and any other general feedback.

 

 

2021-04-28

 

 

Featured Artists April 28: Joe Cibere, Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society

We’re going to take this week’s discussion in a bit of a different direction as we discuss finding consistency in work that covers a broad array of subjects, the marketability of watercolors, the benefits of teaching, and what signature status in national art organizations can mean for an artist’s career.

 

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Presentation

Artist’s Website

https://www.joeciberewatercolors.com/

2021-04-21

Ask Me Anything Session

 

2021-04-14

Featured Artist April 14: Santana Star, Aptos, CA

Artwork


Title: Hawiian Bouquet
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 40 x 30
Price: 2500

Title: Wild Waves
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 30
Price: 1500

Title: Path to the Mountain
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 18 x 24
Price: $950


Title: Crossing Waves
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 18 X 24
Price: $950

Title: Spiral Beauty
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 X 16
Price: $650

Presentation

Website

https://santana-star.pixels.com/

Requested Feedback From the Featured Artist

“My big question is pricing? I follow the formula of multiplying the ht by the width times 2. I had to lower my prices to fit the market of a Coop Gallery and a restaurant I was showing in and Etsy. Also I love to paint nature landscapes, mountains, forests, gardens and flowers I have several flower oil paintings which I am going to call a Floral Collection.”

 

2021-04-07

Featured Artist April 7: Patricia Pope, Oviedo, FL

 

Artwork

Title: Rhapsody In Blue
Medium: Silk painting /dyes/quilted
Size: 35.5″X36″ Display case
Price: $ 2,000,00

Title: Breathe
Medium: Silk painting with dyes
Size: 34″ X 34″
Price: $ 1500.00

Title: Poppy for Remembrance
Medium: Silk painting with dyes
Size: 23″ X 24 1/4″
Price: $ 1200.00

Title: Patti’s Poppy Lamp
Medium: Silk painting with dye
Size: 19″ Tall/8″ round
Price: $ 750.00

Title: Pecan Tree at Sunset
Medium: Silk Wall Hanging
Size: 32″ X 40″
Price: $ 750.00

Presentation

 

Requested Feedback from Featured Artist

How best to present art for selling?

 

 

2021-03-31 No Broadcast

 

2021-03-24

Featured Artist March 24: Casey Cheuvront, Scottsdale, AZ

 

 

 

Artwork

Title: Morning Glory Thunder
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 8×8″
Price: $350

 


Title: Afternoon Sonata
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 10×10″
Price: $700 (framed)

Title: Thunder Grove
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 8×16″
Price: $900 (framed)

Title: Desert Skies
Medium: Oil on deep canvas
Size: 18x12x1.5″
Price: $2800

Title: With Intent
Medium: Oil on Cradled Birch
Size: 8x10x.5″
Price: $400

Presentation

Artists Website

www.caseycheuvront.com

 

Requested Feedback from Featured Artist

Is it consistent enough? Is it interesting? Is it polished enough? Does it provide a sense of place? How is the presentation? Note when framing (as opposed to gallery wrapped unframed as shown) I use D rings, and often install backer board at least and a dust cover at most. I no longer use adhesive items on the canvas; that now goes on stretcher bars or on the back of panels. No Sharpie on the back of canvas.

 

 

2021-03-17

Ask Me Anything

 

2021-03-10 

No Broadcast – Spring Break

 

2021-03-03

Featured Artist March 3: Mike DeCesare, Spokane, WA

 

 

Artwork

Title: Cascade Morning
Medium: Photography
Size: 15 x 21
Price: 250

Title: Gamble Trail
Medium: Photography
Size: 11 x 17
Price: 160


Title: Forest Morning
Medium: Photography
Size: 11 x 16
Price: 160


Title: Daylight Ahead
Medium: Photography
Size: 15 x 22
Price: 260


Title: Windy
Medium: Photography
Size: 11 x 17
Price: 160

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website

https://www.prophotonorthwest.com/homepage

 

Requested Feedback from Artist

What am I missing?
Is there a formula for pricing?
Does landscape art translate across regional boundaries?
Who do you dislike/like about my work?
What overall advice/recommendations do you have?

 

 

2021-02-24

Featured Artist February 24: Sue Dion, Uxbridge, MA

 

 

The Artwork

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Title: Atmospheric Influence
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 40 X 60
Price: $4,000.00

Title: Sentient
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 20 X 32″
Price: 1250.00

Title: Time Travel
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 24″ X 72″
Price: $3,000.00

Title: Beach Stroll
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 20″ X 48″
Price: $2,000.00

Title: Chinese Lanterns
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30″ X 40″
Price: $2,100.00

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website

https://www.suedionart.com/

 

Requested Feedback From Artist

I would like to know if other feel that my compositions are structured enough ie, is there a strong center of interest, is there a good line leading the eye, are the values and palettes working? What is it the first word that came to you mind when you looked at a particular piece? Would my triptychs be better as paintings completed on a single canvas?

 

2021-02-17

 

 

2021-02-10

Featured Artist February 10th: Sandy Johnson, Vero Beach, Fla

 

The Artwork

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Title: Beach Tree Bingo
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30 x 40
Price: 1200

Title: Illuminate
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 48 x 24
Price: 1,200

Title: Nestworthy
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 16 x 16 
Price: $450


Title: Solitude
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 20 x 16
Price: $450

Title: Preachers Grove
Medium:
Size: 40 x 30
Price: $1,200

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website

https://www.sandrasuejohnson.com/

 

Requested Feedback

1. Pricing?
2. Choice of subject matter
3. I have been using the 1.5” gallery wrapped canvas approach and then continuing the painting around the sides. Professional or tacky?

 

 

2021-02-03

 

2021-01-27

Featured Artist January 27: Renae Hill (Emmett, Idaho)

The Artwork


Title: Steadfast
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 22×24
Price: 1200.

Title: Winter at the Sawtooths
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 18×24
Price: 850.

Title: Her Motor Car
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 18×24
Price: 850.

Title: Frenchman
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 11×14
Price: 350.

Title: Birch Forest
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 11×18
Price: 450.

Presentation

Website

https://www.renaehill.net/

 

Requested Feedback

The quality of my work.
The pricing
Is the variety of subject matter in my work a problem?
How is watercolor viewed in the gallery scene?
It is framed without glass or matt and varnished. The quality of my website. What needs to be changed?

 

2021-01-20

 

2021-01-13

Featured Artist January 13: Marc Schimsky  (Yardley, Pennsylvania)

The Artwork

Title: Horsehead
Medium: Oil & Cold Wax Medium
Size: 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
Price: $1400

Title: The Pipes, The Pipes Are Calling
Medium: Oil & Cold Wax Medium
Size: 36″ x 24″ x 2.5″
Price: $1600

Title: A Walk in Budapest
Medium: Oil & Cold Wax Medium
Size: 48″ x 36″ x 1.5″
Price: $3500

Title: The Wanderer
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Size: 15″ x 11″
Price: $1200

Presentation

 

Artist Website

http://www.marcschimsky.com/

 

 

2021-01-06

Featured Artists: Nena Cirkovic, Vienna, Austria

 

 

The Artwork

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Title: The Power of a Woman
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 34×39 in (80×100 cm)
Price: 1300.00

Title: My Mind is My Wonderland
Medium: Acryllic on canvas
Size: 34×39 in (80×100 cm)
Price: 1300.00

Title: Disharmonic Mind
Medium: Acryllic on canvas
Size: 39×55 in (100×140 cm)
Price: 1500.00

Title: Wonderful Soul
Medium: Acryllic on canvas
Size: 23×27 in (60×70 cm)
Price: 900.00

Title: Technicolor Dreams
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 27×35 in (70×90 cm)
Price: 1200

Presentation

Requested Feedback from the Featured Artist

I am interested to hear a general feedback about my artworks. What are the best practice strategies to increase the sales? What would be the best way to find art collectors? I would love to hear a feedback about the prices.

Artist’s Website

www.studio-abstrarte.com

 

2020-12-30

No Broadcast

 

2020-12-23

No Broadcast

 

2020-12-16

 

2020-12-09

Featured Artist December 9: Jeff Green, New Hyde Park, NY

The Artwork

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Title: Placido #1
Medium: Fine Art Photograph
Size: 28×38 Framed
Price: $825

Title: Fluido #32
Medium: Fine Art Photograph
Size: 28×35 Framed
Price: $700

Title: Riflesso #4
Medium: Fine Art Photograph
Size: 28×36 Framed
Price: $700

Title: Rigoglioso #11
Medium: Fine Art Photograph
Size: 28×38
Price: $725

Title: Fabbricato #7
Medium: Fine Art Photograph
Size: 28×38
Price: $725

Presentation

Artist’s Website

www.jdgfineart.com

Requested Feedback from the Artist

What type(s) of gallery would be best for me to approach about working together?

Does it present as a consistent and coherent body of work?

Is the framing too “formal?” Does it inhibit engagement with the images?

Should I be exploring other approaches to make the work more “one of a kind” such as much smaller edition sizes (vs my current 15 or 25, regardless of size) or more distinctive framing/presentation?

 

 

2020-12-02

Featured Artist December 2, Jesús Núñez Rábano

The Artwork

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Title: Tourquise Sea
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 34x28x1.5
Price: 950.00

Title: Fog #2
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 48x36x1
Price: 1250.00

Title: Tourquise River #2
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 60x48x1
Price: 1400.00

Title: The Blue Ray
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 48x36x1
Price: 1250.00

Title: The Golden Ray #2
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 48x36x1
Price: 1250.00

Presentation

Artist’s Website

https://www.sirtreze.com/

 

2020-11-25 No Broadcast

 

2020-11-18

 

2020-11-11

Featured Artist November 11: Sheryl Knight

Artwork

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Title: Autumn Reflections
Medium: oil
Size: 12×16
Price: 950.00

Title: Fall Color
Medium: oil
Size: 14×11
Price: 850.00

Title: Big Sur
Medium: oil
Size: 18×24
Price: 2200.00

Title: Rock Creek Waterfall
Medium: oil
Size: 16×20
Price: 1800.00

Title: Joy of Autumn
Medium: oil
Size: 20×30
Price: 3200.00

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website:

Central Coast Vineyard Artist

Requested Feedback from Featured Artist:

What do you see as ways to improve my work?  I am always striving to grow and improve my art. I know contemporary work sells well, but I tend to be fairly traditional.   These five paintings are a sampling of current work available, but my website has many more images.

 

 

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