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The Artful Collector: Fading New Visions

Artists used to get great exposure, back in the day. Now they're fighting for more.

The Artful Collector: On the Topic of “Puppies” from a Former...

Does Puppygate Affect the Best Artist Hugos? Observations by a Hugo Loser.

The Artful Collector: The World Fantasy Convention 2014

I have to confess, reporting on a convention is usually crazy fun for me.  It's an occasion for legitimate name-dropping of all the new...

The Artful Collector: My One and Only

One-Of-A-Kind: Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Maybe you want to buy it anyway....

The Artful Collector: On a Sentimental Hunt

Nostalgia: it motivates us to pay far to much for memories. Better hope there's a secondary market....

The Artful Collector: How (and when) to Part with Art

It's a sad day when your art collection has to go on sale. Don't compound the problem - do it with a plan.

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Paul...

Paul Alexander's art is being snapped up by collectors

The Artful Collector: Fantasy Art for Consumers

Fantasy art for consumers - pop culture fantasies

The Artful Collector: IlluXCon 7 Convention Report

Well, I'm home from the front lines, back from the "trenches" filled with Imaginative Realism - and the reunion was an unqualified success!  I say...

The Artful Collector: IlluxCon 7 “The Prequel”

It seems like only yesterday (in fact, it WAS only yesterday) that I turned in the last of my postings on the 72nd Worldcon:...

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon...

Part 3 of Jane's con report on Loncon3 - the good, the bad and the art.

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon...

If you missed Loncon3, here's your chance to catch up!

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon...

A con report on the biggest Worldcon ever. So bit that Jane's report needs three parts. Here's part one.

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist...

Rosana Azar, an artist immune to commissions who "paints from the inside out".

The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part 3 (final)

The art of speaking "art", or, the art world's version of technobabble.

The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part 2

Translating art babble, one word at a time.

The Artful Collector: Shedding Light on Lighting

Without light, can there be art?

The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part I

The language of art collecting can be strange, wonderful and at times totally mystifying to outsiders.  It's a vocabulary rife with very specific descriptors...

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist...

Where's Fred Gambino? Premiering a new art book at this year's Worldcon!

The Artful Collector: How Times Have Changed . . .

A trip down memory lane - with art catalogs!

The Artful Collector: “Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Alan M....

It's hard to believe that we met Alan 28 years ago - I think it was his first SF Worldcon - In Atlanta, GA. ...

The Artful Collector: Why Artists Disappear

You may be wondering what inspired my ongoing series "Where are they Today?"  - postings which shed light on the doings of artists whose...

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on “Jael”

A conference on alien contact inspires a change in careers

The Artful Collector: On Collecting Illustration Art that Isn’t . ....

The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist Mark...

A look at artist Mark Harrison and his move towards imaginative realism in his work.

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era.

The Artful Collector: The Process of Building a SF/F Art Collection,...

A discussion about collectors who change WHAT they collect, over time.

The Artful Collector: On Illustrators and their “Fine Art”

A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.

The Artful Collector: On Living (and Dying) with “Knick-knacks”

The Artful Collector explores the artliness of knick-knacks.

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist Walter...

A look at Walter Velez's art and current projects.