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How to Write a Great Artist Statement

Written by Alison Murphy, Craft NB Executive Director What is an artist statement? An artist statement is a general introduction to your work. A good artist statement should enhance what a viewer sees, and provide a concise approach to a visual piece. A genuine, well...

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Why Would I Volunteer for Craft NB? 5 Reasons

Written by Allison Green, Craft NB Vice President If you had asked me when I started my craft education if I would ever want to volunteer on the board of a non-profit organization, I would have said: “Are you crazy? I have enough trouble keeping track of my own...

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Etsy vs eCommerce: Crafting Your Business

Written by Vena Carr, Craft NB Marketing Manager You’re a local fine craft rock star! At one point in your life, you developed a passion for your craft and all of your friends and family encouraged you to turn that passion into a career. So, you become a slave to your...

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Doubting Myself: Insecurities as an Artist

Written by Izabell Fagan After years of working in finance and regulatory, travelling to hearings, writing pages and pages of evidence, responding to interrogatories by the hundreds, I have found something that frees me from the constraints of “institutional” think...

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The Power of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

Written by Alison Murphy As many of you know, I have a personal studio practice, as well as my administrative day job working as Craft NB’s Executive Director. My time and focus in the studio ebbs and flows with available space and energy, but is always an important...

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