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Technology and Career Trends for Artists in 2017 and Beyond

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The future looms large before us and it is our responsibility as artists to advocate for ourselves. We must advocate for our continued importance and relevance in such politically uncertain times. We must advocate for increased fusion of art and science, since an interdisciplinary understanding of the world has always been more thorough and enlightening.

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Tabatha Shaun - Pyragraph

My Perception of My Perception

Tabatha Shaun
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

There’s a saying you’ll hear all over the arts world that goes, “If you like anything else, do that instead.” It can mean whatever you want it to. For me, it meant, “If you do something else, it’s because you failed at acting.”

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Tequila - Ashlee Renz-Hotz - Pyragraph

How These 10 Books Are Like a Shot of Tequila for 2017 Like a sip of the golden fire, these books will make you feel invincible.

Ashlee Renz-Hotz
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

Some of these tomes will open you like a window and let it all hang out. Others will flash some skin. Others will make you weepy, with a whopping hangover after. And, some, I can promise, you just might hate.

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Contracts and Agreements 101

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Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Tired in Tucson

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

We all know about the triumvirate of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n ‘roll.” Having lots of sex and doing drugs can each contribute to a lack of sleep. I recommend as much sex as possible, but not a lot of drugs.

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Dear Rich - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?

Rich Stim
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I found a website that uses my photograph at the top of their main page and their “About” page, without permission or credit. I registered the image with the Copyright Office long ago. What language should I use when I first email the firm?

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Frisky in Frisco

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

For some people, some fantasies should remain fantasies. For others, I recommend living the fantasy out, but doing it safely and with wide open eyes and a wide open heart, knowing that we can never really know an experience until we know it.

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Brutus - David - Pyragraph

Art is Political Because Life is Political

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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E.S. Sparks - Pyragraph

What’s the Point? The Artist’s Dilemma

| Austin, Texas US | | 5 Comments

A riddle: What is the point of doing something that someone else has already done before, probably better than you could ever possibly do it?

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Trump era emoticons by Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Trump Era Emoticons Just in time for the inauguration!

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

On this inauguration day, illustrator Michael Ellis offers a custom set of emoticons to help get you through the fresh hell that will be the Trump era.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Activist Or Artist?

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I want to create art which reflects my anger and to protest Trump, but then I will not be making the positive art that I originally planned for this year. I don’t want this fascist to be the reason I do anything, but I also don’t want to ignore what is happening around me. Which direction I should take?

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 0 Comments

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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