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Verbal MAP


Verbal MAP shares MAP/McLean’s studio visits with artists, artist career development words of wisdom and art object, obsessions and discoveries.

MAP’s (sort of) Annual Gift Guide

Amazingly enough, the Holidays are here. I probably marvel at the passage of time every year, but the current time space continuum seems wildly off its axis.  This season, as […]

On a personal note x brand refresh

I won’t get any argument that this year has sucked. The universe really pulled the rug out from under us. Humans are hardwired to lean into a sense of hope, […]

The Beauty of Elizabeth Turk

The beauty, strength and sensitivity of Turk’s work expressed through marble, nature and human interaction.

MAP on the Road: Boise x James Castle House

I had the great fortune to be brought back to Boise, ID in June for a week-long engagement as “artist adviser in residence” at Surel’s Place, sponsored by the Idaho […]

Annenberg Round Two – Goal Planning

I am quite pleased to have been asked back for a second lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography. On January 21, 2018, I’ll present “Planning for Success: Goal-setting for […]

Show Me the Money, please?

I had the recent fortune of contributing to an article on, “Financial Advice for Artists from Four Experts”. I traditionally find interviews as exciting as potentially nerve-racking, my having […]

Oh Boise (ID)!

Towards the end of last year, I gave a business of art lecture at Surel’s Place in Boise, ID, sponsored by the Idaho Arts Commission and American’s for the Arts’ […]

Slowing it down for art

Did you know that the average human attention span is now less than that of a goldfish? Yipes. I also read that an average person has 70,000 thoughts per day, […]

And Speaking of SMMoA…

When the Santa Monica Museum of Art was at Bergamot Station Art Center, years before its recent reincarnation as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, I saw a Marco Brambillo video […]

Owed to a Chicken, Vallance Style

The artist Jeffrey Vallance would make the perfect dinner guest. His imagination is infinite, interests multifaceted and curiosities vast. He expresses himself with a genuine sense of wonder and reverence […]

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