Verbal Map

Verbal MAP shares artist studio visits, artist career development what nots and words of wisdom, and art obsessions and discoveries.

An Introduction

An Introduction

Four months into my relocation to Seattle, I started the what’s next dialogue with myself. I was getting itchy for my personal 2.0. Life as I knew it had drastically changed and I was not quite recovered, but healing, from my losses in 2020. Like all of us. But it was...

In The Studio with Jennifer Vanderpool

In The Studio with Jennifer Vanderpool

Verbal Map studio visit artist Jennifer Vanderpool As in-the-flesh studio visits are a tad hampered at the moment, I reached out to artist Jennifer Vanderpool for a virtual visit. The Lovely Ms. Vanderpool Jennifer is a multi-disciplinary artist and community arts...

MAP’s (sort of) Annual Gift Guide

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 a transplanted, born-and-bred Angelino, I am looking forward to having true winter...

On a personal note x brand refresh

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, and this year has really tested us. We’re also social animals and we’ve been dealt a doozy regarding that...

The Beauty of Elizabeth Turk

The Beauty of Elizabeth Turk

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

‘Tis the Season; Here are some Arty Gift Ideas for Vous

‘Tis the Season; Here are some Arty Gift Ideas for Vous

Ho Ho How’s we get here? Holidays wha? Year’s flown by. Nice that a new one’s right around the corner and we can soon reset and reboot. Here's some fun and arty Holiday gift ideas. Perfect for the creatives in your life, or a gateway to convert the nonbelievers....

MAP on the Road: Boise x James Castle House

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 Commission on the Arts. I’d been at Surel’s Place two years prior for a Business of Art lecture, and...

A very pleasant visit with an old friend, artist Gegam Kacherian

A very pleasant visit with an old friend, artist Gegam Kacherian

I have known Gegam for many moons. Always a fan, it was nothing less than a pleasure catching up with him in his studio last fall. In all the time I’ve known Gegam, his inspiring dedication to his practice and work’s message and mission, potent yet unpretentious, has...

Annenberg Round Two – Goal Planning

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 Artists". Apparently folks are into this workshop, which is super, so I am not sure there...

Show Me the Money, please?

Show Me the Money, please?

I had the recent fortune of contributing to an article on Artsy.net, “Financial Advice for Artists from Four Experts”. I traditionally find interviews as exciting as potentially nerve-racking, my having endured a fair share of wild misquotes. I found the results of...

Oh Boise (ID)!

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’ National Arts Marketing Project. I’d never been to Boise and knew little about the city or state for that...

Slowing it down for art

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, which is an average of 49 per minute. That's a lot. We live under the (self-imposed) demand of a franticly...

And Speaking of SMMoA…

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 show there, The Dark Lining, that blew my mind. Marco...

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