Director’s Views

La Bajada, by Clark Hulings

Don’t Give It Away

I’ve been a business strategist for more than 25 years, and in that role, I’ve helped many different individuals, companies, and organizations rethink their goals and approaches. Some take easily …

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Watercolor Roses- Clark Hulings -featured image

What’s in a Name?

When Shakespeare’s Juliet asks “What’s in a name?”, she’s talking about the battle between two warring families, but the question could easily be directed at the visual art community. What …

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Two guys fighting over money

Yes, You Can!

Visual artists face challenge after challenge on the path to economic success. Funding sources are drying up even as upfront expenses (e.g., studio spaces, materials, etc.) are increasing. Art schools …

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Waiting, by Edgar Degas

Eye of the Beholder

“…Beauty does not reserve itself for special elite moments or instances … The grace of hidden beauty becomes our joy and our sanctuary.” —John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace I’ve …

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Leonardo Da Vinci cross bow sketch

Technology Serves Artists

Technology has changed our lives dramatically—we communicate, learn, shop, and unwind in all kinds of newfangled ways—so it’s no surprise that it’s also had a huge impact on the world …

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Valencia Peddler, Clark Hulings

Art is Not a Charity

I grew up in a middle-class household, and my father happened to be a successful visual artist who worked out of his home studio, sometimes at 3:00 am. If you …

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Americana Feast by Robert C. Jackson

Don’t Go It Alone

The work life of a visual artist can be a solitary one. It’s an individual profession where most of the work is done alone in a studio. Even when there …

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The Mill, Egon Schiele

Knocking Down Walls

Is the art-world pendulum once again swinging back toward realism? When asked about this for a recent Artspace article, Bill Arning, the director of Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum, made the case …

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Album Cover, Clark Hulings

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Disruption. It’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot these days to describe companies that are changing the way business is done in the collaborative or “sharing” economy. The dictionary …

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Time Out for a Coke

Time Out for a Coke

Well, it’s July. We have entered the second half of the year, and it’s time to review, adjust course and then spring back into action for the next six months. …

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MoMA's Wall 1

MoMA’s Wall

Beauty can be found even in a garbage cart and an old crone picking at her ultimate tooth   –  A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings Casa Suecia, Clark Hulings 1968 …

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June 2015 Clark Hulings Foundation newsletter

It Takes A Village…

It’s midsummer, one of my favorite times of the year. Everything is lush and green, the days are long and warm, and the markets are full of fresh produce (those …

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Movement - Waves, Dorian Vallejo

Trending Values

In last week’s edition of Fine Art Today (the weekly e-newsletter of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine), editor Jeffrey Carlson reports on a new exhibit of works on paper at Portraits, Inc. …

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May 2015 newsletter- outline

It’s A New Day So Time For A New Way!

  Welcome to summer! I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day. May has been full of ups and downs for The Clark Hulings Foundation (par for the course for …

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woman on phone - stock photo

Smile, You’re On…

Missed Connections Last week I attended two vastly different art world events, and they really got me thinking. The first was Art Advising 2.0 – Vertigo & Accountability, hosted by …

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Burros Pulling Logs At Aswan, Clark Hulings

Death of the Artist…

In his article for the Jan-Feb, 2015 issue of The Atlantic, “The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” William Deresiewics examines the concept of “artist” through …

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