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Kelly Anderson [Certified Visual Artist – Lakeville, MN]

Kelly Anderson [Certified Visual Artist – Lakeville, MN]

Kelly Anderson is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Lakeville, MN.

Art for Kelly Anderson started my junior year of high school. 3 years later I obtained a Associates of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design December of 1999. I worked in the field for a year designing pattern pieces for cold air inflatables before returning to college to graduate with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Graphic design June 2003.

After a kid, a marriage, and another kid on the way my husband and I started an art business. We built it over 10 years. Every opportunity allowed us to give back more.

My mixed media images depict feelings that everyone encounters at some point in their life. The crayon ties in those childlike feelings of safety and comfort. I use other items to tie in the meaning. I include a dictionary cutout relevant to the overall theme so one can visualize the emotions. Most of all it adds a personal touch.

Each image has its own story as a handwritten message that is sealed for one person’s eyes.

See more of her work at crayonkelly.com.

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Linda Fitzgerald [Certified Visual Artist – Fort Collins, CO]

Linda Fitzgerald [Certified Visual Artist – Fort Collins, CO]

Linda Fitzgerald is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Fort Collins, CO.

Linda Fitzgerald was born in the Hudson Valley area of New York State, and has been a Fort Collins, CO, resident since 1988. Before settling in Colorado, Linda’s path took her to the San Francisco Bay area and to Santa Fe, NM, where her passion for both visual and culinary art began to blossom.

In San Francisco, Linda befriended nationally acclaimed sculptress, Ruth Cravath Wakefield and fine art painter, Charles Farr, both of whom inspired and influenced Linda on her creative journey.

In 1978, Linda moved to New Mexico. She had the honor of working as a “Companion/Chef” for Georgia O’Keeffe at Ms. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home.

See more of her work at lindafitzgeraldgalleryandgifts.com

Linda Fitzgerald

Linda Fitzgerald

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Affiliate Programs For Art And Craft Bloggers

Affiliate Programs For Art And Craft Bloggers

For many artists and crafters, an additional source of revenue can be earned from the blog portion of their websites. This can be an important part of your strategy for marketing art.

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Justine Grey’s 59 affiliate programs for art and craft bloggers

Finding stellar art affiliate programs to join is time-consuming, which is why it’s remained at the bottom of your lengthy content creation to-do list for some time now.

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I hear you. Careful curation is wonderful and responsible. You want to promote products and companies you can feel good about and build trust with your readers.

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