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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Next Broadcast is Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Featured Artist October 28th: Linda Snouffer

 

The Artwork

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

Presentation

 

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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Berlin 6:00 PM
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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 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

 

2020-10-07 – 2020-10-21

 

No Broadcasts – Fall Break

 

2020-09-30

Featured Artist September 30th: Dorothy McGuinness

The Art

Title: Byzantine
Medium: Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread
Size: 9 x 20 x 14″
Price: $800

Title: Shadow 7
Medium: Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread
Size: 8 x 11 x 8″
Price: $690

Title: Shooting Stars
Medium: Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread
Size: 9 x 12 x 10″
Price: $740

Title: Twister
Medium: Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread
Size: 8 x 27 x 8″
Price: $1970

Title: Zig Zag 2
Medium: Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread
Size: 9 x 14 x 8″
Price: $760

Requested Feedback from the Artist:

I’m interested in general feedback about the work and in particular about the pricing of the pieces.

Website:

dorothymcguinnessbasket.com

 

2020-09-23

Featured Artist September 23: Larry Hughes

The Artwork

Title: Balcony House
Medium: watercolor
Size: 14×24
Price: 4400

Title: Abstraccion 1
Medium: plein-air watercolor
Size: 5.5×7.5
Price: 800

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

Presentation

 

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.

Website:

https://mgal.org/members/larry-hughes/mediapress/

 


2020-09-16

Ask Me Anything Session


2020-09-09

Featured Artist September 9th: Melicia Phillips

Title: Filigree Pendant with Ruby
Medium: Sterling, fine and argentium silvers, ruby
Size: 1.5 inches
Price: 499.00

Title: Amethyst and Baroque Pearl Necklace with Mitsuro Hikime Pendant
Medium: Sterling, amethsyt, pearl
Size: 19 inches
Price: 249.00

Title: Sonoran Sunset Collection – Kingman Turquoise, Flame Painted Copper and Apache Gold Necklace with Hand Forged Leaf
Medium: sterling, copper, apache gold gemstone, kingman turquoise
Size: 16.5 inches
Price: 299

Title: Rose Quartz Drop Earrings with Fold Formed Sterling SIlver Leaves
Medium: Rose quartz, sterling
Size: 1.5 inches
Price: 149

Title: 14K gold Mitsuro Hikime Petal Earrings with Aquamarine
Medium: 14K yellow gold, aquamarine
Size: 1 inch
Price: 699

Presentation

Requested Feedback from Artist:

General questions about how the jewelry shows.
What do people think about how the jewelry is priced.
Who do you think my market is.

 

Website:

www.sonoranskyjewelry.com

 


2020-09-02

Featured Artist September 2nd: Kaytha Potts

Artwork

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

Presentation

 

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…

Website

http://kpotts.faso.com/


 

2020-08-26

Featured Artist August 26: Murray Taylor

Artwork

Title: Force Majeure
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 48 inches
Price: $3,000

Title: Hard Logic
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 48 inches
Price: $3,000

Title: Blue Sky at Stake
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 36 x 48 inches
Price: $4,200

Title: Endangered
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 36 x 48 inches
Price: $4,200

Title: Courage for the Hour
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 40 x 40 inches
Price: $4,000

Presentation

 

Artist’s Website: www.murraytaylor.net

 


2020-08-19

Resource for 8-19 Session

Sample Portfolio

 

2020-08-12

Featured Artist August 12: Maria Poroy

Title: Heart of the Forest
Medium: mixed/acrylic
Size: 20X20
Price: 600

Title: Keep The Lights on For Me
Medium: acrylic
Size: 20X30
Price: 600

Title: Metropolis
Medium: acrliic
Size: 30X30
Price: 1300

Title: Rose Red
Medium: mixed
Size: 18X24
Price: 600

Title: Journey to Red Rocks
Medium: mixed
Size: 24X36
Price: 1500

Presentation

 

Website: www.PoroyArt.com

Request for Feedback from the Artist

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.

 

2020-08-05

Featured Artist August 5th: Michael Rieger, Denver, CO

Artwork

Title: Our Lady of Paris
Medium: Printmaking / Etching
Size: 8×7
Price: 175.00

 


Title: The Whisper
Medium: Printmaking / Etching
Size: 8×7
Price: 175.00

Title: Haven
Medium: Printmaking / Etching
Size: 7×8
Price: 175

Title: Night Watchman
Medium: Printmaking / Etching
Size: 8×7
Price: 175.00

Title: Hoke (CO-TF1)
Medium: Printmaking / Etching
Size: 8×7
Price: 250.00

 

Presentation

 

 

Requests for Feedback from the Artist

“Impression of the art?
Size and scale, should I be working bigger?
Print quality?
Do you see a story?”

 

 

2020-07-29

Featured Artist July 29: Maryann Dellarocco

Title: Luscious
Medium: Colored Pencil
Size: 15″ by 13″
Price: 780.00

Title: Echoes and Reverberations
Medium: Colored Pencil
Size: 15″ by 13″
Price: 780.00

Title: Journey Through the Looking Glass
Medium: Colored Pencil
Size: 15″ by 13″
Price: 780.00


Title: A Story of Fae and Whiskey
Medium: Colored Pencil
Size: 15″ by 13″
Price: 780.00

Title: Timeless
Medium: Colored Pencil
Size: 15″ by 13″
Price: 780.00

Presentation

Requested Feedback from the Artist:

“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)?”

 

 

2020-07-22

Featured Artist July 22: Diane Lunow

 

Title: Gone Wild
Medium: Basket weaving
Size: 10″ X 10″
Price: 175.00

Title: 12″ round
Medium: Gourd art
Size: 15″ each way
Price: $375.00

Title: Sedona
Medium: Basket weaving
Size: 42″ X 36″
Price: $1,200.00


Title: Sling
Medium: Basket weaving
Size: 22″ X 19″
Price: $750.00

Title: Party Under Cover
Medium: Gourd art /basket weaving/ air brush
Size: 14″ X 14′
Price: 125.00

Questions Diane would like to discuss during the critique:

“Suggest gallery type.
Are colors good?
Are the priced to sell?”

 

2020-07-15

July 15 Session: Ask me Anything!

2020-07-08

Featured Artist July 8: Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr

 

The Artwork

Title: Float Away Cloudscape #1
Medium: acrylic
Size: 12″x 12″
Price: $325

Title: Landing Here
Medium: acrylic
Size: 20″x20″
Price: $900

Title: Shedding Light
Medium: acrylic
Size: 20″x 40″
Price: $1800

Title: Tranquil Reflection
Medium: acrylic
Size: 24″ x 48″
Price: $2600

Title: The Marsh
Medium: pastel
Size: 9″ x 12″
Price: $245 (unframed)

Presentation

Artist’s Website: https://www.fontainegallery.com/

Requested feedback from the Artist:

 

“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? ”

 

 

 

2020-07-01

Featured Artist July 1: Carol Bivins

The Artwork

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

Presentation

 

 

2020-06-24

June 24 Featured Artist: Lori Reed

The Artwork

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

Presentation

 

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?

 

View Additional Artwork at

lorireedart.com

2020-06-17

2020-06-10

June 10 Featured Artist: Zhi Li

(self-portrait)

The Artwork

Title: Carnations in Painted Pot with Fruits
Medium: Oil
Size: 18×24
Price: $1600


Title: Peonies flowers in glass
Medium: Oil
Size: 12×12
Price: $700

Title: Blue white vase w orange
Medium: Oil
Size: 11×14
Price: $600

Title: Henry
Medium: Oil
Size: 24×36
Price: $2500

Title: Kendra
Medium: Oil
Size: 24×36
Price: $2500

Presentation

View additional art by Zhi Li  at https://www.instagram.com/uniquelzart/

 

2020-06-03

Featured Artist June 03: Claudia Roulier

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

Presentation

 

 

 

2020-05-27

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

Presentation Images

 

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?”

 

To view more work, visit Carolyn’s website: https://carolynhancock.com

 

2020-05-20

2020-05-13

 

No Broadcast

 

2020-05-06

Featured Artist May 6: Connie Rodriguez

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

Presentation

 

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.”

 

2020-04-29

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

Presentation

 

 

 

2020-04-22

Ask Me Anything Session

 

2020-04-15

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

Presentation

Title Cautious
Medium Mixed Media
Size 23″H x 18″W x 8″D
Price $1000

 

 

 

 

2020-04-08

Featured Artist, April 8th, 2020: Cory Goulet

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Title Elvis
Medium Pastel
Size 11×14
Price 1200.00

Title View From Above
Medium Pastel
Size 21×27
Price 1900.00

Title The Warm UP
Medium Pastel
Size 9×11
Price 1100.00

Title In House Graffiti Art 2
Medium Acrylic, collage
Size 9×14
Price unpriced

Title Graffiti Art Series
Medium acrylic, collage
Size 12×12
Price unpriced

Presentation

 

 

 

 

2020-04-01

Featured Artist, April 1st, 2020: Christine Crozier (Monterey, CA)

 

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Title It Might As Well Be Spring
Medium oil
Size 16×20
Price 1800

Title Summer Magic
Medium oil
Size 24×24
Price 3100

Title Shadow Boulders
Medium oil
Size 18×24
Price 2350

Title Over The Top
Medium oil
Size 20×24
Price 2600

Title Popcorn Sky
Medium oil
Size 12×12
Price 1000

Presentation

 

 

 

 

2020-03-25

Featured Artist: Claudia Tremblay (Montreal)

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Artwork

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Title Felicia
Medium 30 x 40 inches
Size 30 x 40 inches on canvas
Price 2400.00USD

Title Blue Dreams
Medium oil-acrylics on canvas
Size 30 x 40 Inches
Price 2400.00 USD

Title Tanya
Medium oil-acylics
Size 16 x 20 inches
Price 900.00 USD

Title Silvia
Medium oil on wood board
Size 30 x 40 inches
Price 1995.00 USD

Title I am not here
Medium oil on canvas
Size 30 x 40 inches
Price 2400.00 USD