How to Score This Valentine’s Day

Still searching for that perfect gift for your Valentine? Don’t waste time running to the store – up the romance on Valentine’s Day in 3 easy steps:

1. Pour two glasses of wine and reminisce together about your favorite shared memories.
2. Imagine that memory as art, and then actually have it created.
3. Soak up the love for your originality and thoughtfulness.

Browse our list of talented artists just waiting to make your shared memories into the perfect Valentine’s gift. Pick your favorite artist, poet, or musician and they’ll get right to work making a masterpiece for you and your lover to cherish forever.

Here’s a little Valentine’s love from us: Use code SCORE2019 at checkout to save 20% on your commission!

What is Fine Art?

What is Fine Art?

What is fine artwork? We at StoriesToArt wrestle with how to answer this daily.  Artists from across the country apply to exhibit with us and, as a curated gallery of fine art, we review their submissions and have the arduous task of deciding whether to represent them or not.  When we choose not to represent an artist, we frequently get asked for feedback as to why not.  Our answers vary depending on the artwork that was submitted but typically we encourage applicants that we reject to hone their skills and focus more on imaginative or thought provoking content.  We use a rubric to score artists’ submissions that includes the following:

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Artist Interview: Lora Hart, Jewelry Designer

I was excited to get a chance to interview Richmond, VA based jewelry designer Lora Hart and get a behind-the-scenes look at her beautiful, historically-inspired jewelry art. From her incorporation of gem stones to pictures loved ones, her work is sure to leave you breathless. Read on to learn more about her technique, inspiration, and musings:

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Art Trends 2019

art-trends-2019

For the last several years, online art sales have risen at incredible rates. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market is now valued at $4.22 billion and is expected to reach $8.37 billion by 2023. With the rise of visual-based media outlets like Instagram, it’s becoming easier than ever to browse art online and find inspiration wherever we go. As both an art-lover and maker, I’m always interested in seeing how our culture’s visual tastes shift and grow, so I’ve done a little scouting and compiled my discoveries into this post. I won’t pretend to cover all the bases (that would be quite literally impossible), but I will invite you to read what I have and hope the information will serve you well!

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