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Ohio Renaissance Festival’s Marketplace

Are you ready to have a good time? The Ohio Renaissance Festival is one of the largest open-air marketplaces in the state. Though the festival is located in Harveysburg, Ohio – it appears to be its own small village reminiscent of ancient times as small shops dot across the landscape featuring handmade crafts reflective...

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Have a Little Courage

*An an excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Linda Maron e-mailed, “After fooling around for way too long, I finally put a portfolio of digital images together and used your resource to make a list of six greeting card and licensing companies. Within ten days of sending out the portfolios, I had...

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Throwback Thursday: The Social Responsibility of an Artist

The Social Responsibility of an Artist Now, more than ever, artists must be aware of their social surroundings, especially as cyberspace is becoming an even more dominating presence in everyday life. As social media platforms of all shapes and sizes take off, it’s become easier and easier to misrepresent one’s self – not to...

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Loren Long: Soul of the Heartland by Holly Davis

Children’s Book Illustrator Loren Long Lots of artists dream of illustrating children’s books. Many have fond memories of their favorite childhood stories, and children’s books may seem more approachable than other forms of  illustration. Nevertheless, it’s a crowded field, and it can be difficult to get your first big break and make a name...

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Fun Friday: Frozen Niagara Falls and Classic Paintings Spring to Life

We’re settling in for another cold, snowy weekend here in Cincinnati, so how about a little art and photography fun to warm you up? To start, the continuing cold weather brings to mind this slideshow of amazing photographs of frozen Niagara Falls, taken during last week’s Polar Vortex. Visitors and photographers have captured the...