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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Next Broadcast is Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Featured Artist October 28th: Linda Snouffer
Title: Quiet of the Morning Medium: Botanical Printmaking w chalk pastel on linen Size: 29″ x 13″ Price: $895
Title: Reeds Medium: Botanical Printmaking w chalk pastel on on raw canvas Size: 23″ x 29″ Price: $895
Title: Solstice Eve Medium: Botanical Printmaking on fiber dyed tissue Size: 29″ x 13″ Price: $695
Title: A Day in July & Later (that day) in July Medium: Mirror images: botanical Printmaking on pigment infused muslin Size: 38″ x 25″ each Price: $1050 each
Title: Aspens Medium: Botanical Printmaking on fiber dyed tissue Size: 40″ x 24″ Price: $1200
Request for Feedback from the Artist
My work has received conflicting critiques: 1. all my work looks the same and 2. also that my work is not consistent. I’d like to get feedback from artists (who are not a part of a jury panel for grants or exhibitions).
My work tends not to sell unless I am present to discuss my process. Are there suggestions from artists and gallery folks about how to remedy this?
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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Submit Your Art for Review in a Future Online Critique Group Session
Title: Graces of the Guadalupes Medium: charcoal Size: 30×13 Price: 1500
Title: Audience of One Medium: watercolor Size: 42×19 Price: 13,000
Title: Looking Back at Zion Medium: watercolor Size: 23×13 Price: 2700
Requested feedback from featured artist:
What is the market for wilderness paintings? Especially in an art world where urban, abstraction, and eclectic seem to rule?
What is the first-impression feeling you have upon viewing these pieces?
And of course, you will all gasp at the price differences between pieces. I price according the hours that go into them (with a nonlinear adjustment at the low end). These are the prices I list for competitive exhibitions.
Title: Joseph Medium: Yarn and paint on fabric Size: 30″x42″x1.5″ Price: $2,500
Title: Abe Medium: Yarn on fabric Size: 36″x36″x1.5″ Price: 2,400
Title: Little bit of Italia Medium: Yarn and paint on canvas/fabric Size: 16″x20″x1.5″ Price: 600
Title: Lilac Lillies Medium: Yarn and paint on canvas/fabric Size: 24″x30″x1.5″ Price: $850
Title: The stand Medium: Yarn and paint on canvas/fabric Size: 16″x20″x1.5″ Price: $550
Requested Feedback from Featured Artist
I have been struggling with whether or not to continue with the yarn (which I feel like is maybe too hard to categorize as “fine art” and prevents me from getting into top tier shows or galleries)
Could use some feedback…
I have 3 main bodies of work: abstract, buildings/landscapes and hearts. They seem to mostly have different followers (except I just shipped a mixture to one collector in NC who seems to focus on the color). I am thinking about taking those images that generate fewer click on my site down and wonder if that makes sense.
Featured Artist August 5th: Michael Rieger, Denver, CO
Title: Our Lady of Paris Medium: Printmaking / Etching Size: 8×7 Price: 175.00
“Is the work ready for a gallery? Which markets do you see the work in? What could I improve? should I try to create larger pieces (these take a close to a month to create but I am willing to go bigger)?”
“The compliment that I hear the most is, “I love your colors” which I very much appreciate. I am all about creating beauty but should there be more to it? Should my titles be a little more thought provoking or mysterious? Also, do you find consistency beyond my palette? ”
Featured Artist July 1: Carol Bivins
Title Living In America Medium Oil and cold wax on panel Size 62″x46″ Price $4000
Title Deja Vous Medium Oil and cold wax on panel Size 48″x48″ Price $3600
Title View From The Catbird Seat Medium Oil and cold wax on panel Size 48″x48″ Price $3600
Title La Vie En Rose Medium Oil and cold wax on panel Size 40″x40″ Price $3000
Title In The Days of Everything Medium Oil and cold wax on panel Size 40″x40″ Price $3000
June 24 Featured Artist: Lori Reed
Title: “Unruly Blooms” Medium: mixed media Size: 12″ x 9″ x 1.5″ Price: $235
Title: “Cave Point” Medium: mixed media Size: 12″ x 9″ x 1.5″ Price: $235
Title: “The Way” Medium: mixed media Size: 12″ x 9″ x 1.5″ Price: $235
Title: “Come With Me” Medium: mixed media Size: 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ Price: $315
Title: “Field Notes” Medium: mixed media Size: 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ Price: $315
Requested feedback from the featured artist:
Is my pricing too low?
Should I abstract the image more?
I’ve worked as big as 24″x36″ but tend to work in 9×12, 12×12, 10×20. What are your thoughts on size?
Title a chase in the bad lands Medium drawing and watercolor Size 22x30x3 Price 990.00
Title the day after tomorrow Medium mixed with ad screen which plays sfi-fi movies Size 19x36x9 Price 2300.00
Title a singular voice Medium mixed Size 20x28x4 Price 900.00
Title the watchers series- part 1 of mirror image Medium mixed mostly pencil and collage Size 22x30x3 Price 990.00
Title a circular argument Medium assemblage Size 28x28x9 Price 1200.00
Featured Artist May 27: Carolyn Hancock
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Title Odile’s Deceit Medium Pastel Size 16×16 Price 2500
Title Rings and Strings Medium Pastel Size 16×12 Price 2500
Title Illusive Dreams Medium Pastel Size 24×18 Price 3300
Title Our Song Medium Pastel Size 12×12 Price 1925
Title Waiting for Diego Medium Pastel Size 24×18 Price 3300
When asked what feedback she would most like to receive during the critique, Carolyn said “What is your immediate reaction to the painting?
What is the most important thing I need to improve/change in this painting?”
Title Between Here and There Medium Oil and Cold Wax Size 12 x 12 Price $300
Title This Side of Time Medium Oil and Cold Wax Size 12 x 12 Price $300
Title Sound of Wind Medium Oil and Cold Wax Size 12 x 12 Price $300
Title Indian Summer Medium Oil and Cold Wax Size 12 x 12 Price $300
Title Fall Colors Medium Oil and Cold Wax Size 12 x 12 Price $300
Connie would like feedback on the following:
“I am looking at value contrast and feel that I don’t have enough in the piece called, ‘Between Here to There’. I will be painting in a larger format, 24 x 24 with a 2 in depth soon. Do the depth of these, 7/8 In, create the feeling of less in worth? I noticed that many “high end” pieces in fine art galleries have a 2 Inch depth or more. I have some of those paneled boards ordered, but had these done, or almost done. What do you think in terms of depth of the cradled board? The Piece called ‘The Sound of Wind’ is not something I usually do, it is very subdued in color palette, although I think it conveys the feeling I wanted, I am not sure about the colors. Again, tempted to add more value contrast.”
Featured Artist: Cydney Steeb
Title Kattegat Medium Watercolor Size 16×20 Price $325
Title Lunch Is Served Medium Watercolor Size 16×20 Price $275
Title Peggy’s Cove Medium Watercolor Size 20×24 Price $300
Title Crazy Daisy Days Medium Watercolor Size 16×20 Price $275
Title Springbrook Creek Medium Watercolor Size 16×20 Price $275
Ask Me Anything Session
Featured Artist, April 15, Chas Martin
Title Wild Idea Medium Mixed media Size 20″H x 24″W x 12″D Price $1300
Title Cautious Medium Mixed Media Size 23″H x 18″W x 8″D Price $1000
Title Premonition Medium Mixed media Size 32″H x 15″W x 8″D Price $1500
Title Me and My Shadow Medium Mixed Media Size 20.5″H x 18″W x 16″D Price $1500
Title Aware Medium Mixed media Size 26″H x 12″W x 8″D Price $1200
Title Cautious Medium Mixed Media Size 23″H x 18″W x 8″D Price $1000