Holidays of generosity, art – and creative gifts

This holiday season, Mint will pop up at Eastern Market, in Ann Arbor – give away many paintings, generously.

Don’t Miss This: Their art collection goes on and on, and you may see it for one night only

If you’ve ever wanted to see an art collection that is as eclectic as it is international, Mint Artists Guild is giving you a wonderful opportunity, but only for one evening.Join us on Oct. 19 for Mint Masterpieces, hosted by Judge Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford and attorney Jerome Watson. They are two art collectors who fill their Palmer Woods home …

Quotable: Saatchi’s Chelsea Jones

“To stand out, channel your individuality into your work.”
Saatchi Art curator Chelsea Jones in a post answering five questions from emerging artists. Among the artists who practiced this very well: Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist whose self portraits reveal a lot of her feelings and experiences.

Quotable: artist Linda Buck

“What are you going to say about your work? Know what you’re about before you step in the booth.” – artist Linda Buck, a Mint Artists co-founder, at a Mint workshop.  Linda creates hand colored clay tiles with architectural details. She has sold her work at a number of fine art fairs – and also through the DIA git shop.

An abstract greeting card, supporting summer jobs

Mint Artists is adding a new greeting card to its collection – its fourth card based on teen art. This high quality abstract card is based on a painting created by Mint summer worker Tulani Rose Pryor. Tulani was one of four young workers to be employed by Mint in 2016. Greeting card sales support our youth development and creative …

Quotable: Leonardo da Vinci on doing

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

–Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

College artist apply to sell at the Ann Arbor Art Fair /PHOTO

PHOTO The Ann Arbor Art Fair is one of the giants in the business – and brings more than 1,100 artists in at least five different fairs from Main Street to the University of Michigan main campus. One program called New Art / New Artists offers assistance to college artists who want to show and sell their work. The program …

Quotable: artist Austen Brantley

  “If you’ve got to sell your art, you’ve got to sell yourself.” -sculptor Austen Brantley, at a Mint Artists Guild Learn & Earn workshop.

Apply for summer creative jobs in Detroit

  Mint Artists Guild hopes to hire more young artists to paint and create original work this summer. If we raise a few thousand dollars to support the summer creative jobs program, the young people – ages 16 to 20 – will be hired through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, the city’s summer jobs program. Young people must live in the …

Quotable: entrepreneur Pamela Hilliard Owens

  “It does help if you have a Plan B… but work hard on Plan A.” – Pamela Hilliard Owens, a Detroit entrepreneur who owns three creative businesses, at a Mint workshop on goal setting.