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Are You a Hobbyist or in Business?

January 2023, by Daniel Grant

It is all well and good to say artists need to be businesslike rather than bohemian. However, those who want the IRS to accept work-related deductions like price of materials, studio rent and…

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Show Review of the Month Chesapeake Spring Arts Festival

December 2022, by Sunshine Artist

April 23-24, 2022, Chesapeake Spring Arts Festival, Chesapeake, VA. Contact: Chesapeake Rotary and Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, Jon Berry, 319 Cawdor Xing, Chesapeake, VA 23322; Phone…

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Down to Earth

January 2023, by Diane Sulg

Making pots is a North Carolina tradition dating back to the 18th century. Modern-day potter Ron Philbeck embraces every bit of that tradition while simultaneously creating pots with a…

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Plan for the Upcoming Year

January 2023, by Scott Obernberger

As we begin a new year, it is the perfect time to review what we did this past year and plan for the future. One cannot develop a good game plan without looking back at the old one to see what went…

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It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas - The Preparation Began Months Ago

December 2022, by Scott Obernberger

One thing I learned as I transitioned from lawyer to artist/retailer is the Christmas season does not start at Thanksgiving. It starts somewhere around August. Not kidding.  You start checking…

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Are You a Hobbyist or in Business?

January 2023, by Daniel Grant

It is all well and good to say artists need to be businesslike rather than bohemian. However, those who want the IRS to accept work-related deductions like price of materials, studio rent and…

Read More >

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