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What U.S. cities are best for artists to make a living?

I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream on Mar 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Painting ID

Painting ID question with hilariously scant details. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Mar 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for video artist

I'm looking for a video artist's website (that I first saw linked on metafilter) -- the artist in question did series (maybe 9?) of web videos of a heavyset guy (possibly the artist himself.) In each of the videos, the guy INTERACTED with the cursor: for example, if you moved the arrow on the trackpad across the video, the guy would suddenly SLAP the cursor out of the way. I've tried all the tags I can think of, but cannot locate the site. Help?
posted by BClady on Mar 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Let me take care of the boring stuff, while you get on with your doodling.

Emerging and small/medium scale artists and creatives: what would you like your manager to do? What would compel you to hire the services of a manager/admin person/PA and how much would you be willing to pay? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 answers

creativity, cognition and the book

I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

What photographer tortured cockroaches?

Looking for the name of an artist who did a beautiful / disturbing series of photographs of cockroaches (and/or other insects??) being tortured. My memory is vague, but I think one was crucified, one immolated, etc. I also feel like it was a female artist.
posted by miffed on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Amelie artist?

Google fu is failing: Who is the artist who painted the image of the little girl walking the bear that the main character owns in Amelie?
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 5, 2009 - 3 answers

Who was the artist who learned to draw hands really well?

Who was the comic book artist who improved his hand-drawing skills to mastery? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Who painted this?

Translation filter: Can you help me ID this artist signature? [more inside]
posted by esunshine on Jan 27, 2009 - 3 answers

SELL SELL SELL

I'm a painter looking to show my work in a cafe or restaurant. Help me make this a happy experience for both of us [more inside]
posted by LC on Jan 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me remember this comic book artist.

Who was this comic book artist? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 3, 2009 - 6 answers

I could just wait but I want to know now

Impatient filter - does anyone know where I could get some valid information regarding music lineups at this years Coachella? A friend of mine said last night that he'd heard that the Gorillaz were going to be there, but after playing around on the net for an hour or two this morning, I can't seem to find anything concrete.
posted by Bageena on Dec 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me identify this paintaing

Who is the artist behind / what is the name of this painting? And what do you call art like this? [more inside]
posted by GenTso on Nov 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Magazine Tears

How do I file my oversize magazine tears? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Nov 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Where do artists find the cool wood and stone that they use for projects

Where can I find locations to buy wood or stone from foreign countries, things not naturally available in the US [more inside]
posted by Mesach on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Where did artist Elizabeth Peyton go to high school?

Where did Elizabeth Peyton go to high school? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Oct 1, 2008 - 1 answer

Know an artist named Arthur Seller?

Does anyone know anything about an artist named Arthur Seller? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Sep 28, 2008 - 6 answers

What does it say on the back of my painting?

Could you tell me what's written on the back of my painting? The canvas is stretched and stapled onto wood, and there are some characters on it which I can't read. It's partially pen and partially marker. pen marker whole back
posted by iconomy on Sep 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Tracking down a style of painting.

Animal head, human body: what is this style of painting called? [more inside]
posted by kristin on Sep 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Who was this artist?

I'm looking for the name of an artist who drew for Commodore Magazine in the 80s. [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Aug 17, 2008 - 3 answers

not lacking motivation, just knowledge

Advise for a 32 yr old amateur who wishes to dedicate the rest of their life to creating art [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me find the artist?

Does anyone know who the artist of this piece is? I'd love to get a copy of it, and google hasn't been able to help. I found it via stumbleupon. There was no further info that I could find. Life Thanks!
posted by talkingplant on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Artists and their food

What do you know about specific visual artists and their relationship to food? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Aug 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for "house-warming" gift ideas for someone who just signed the lease on a new artist studio space.

I am looking for gift ideas for my boyfriend who is moving into his new studio soon. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Whatever happened to Lamya?

Whatever happened to Lamya? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How to go about finding an artist space?

How do I find artist space? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me identify an artist with nothing to go on but my hazy memories.

Have you had a Harper's subscription since 1995? Have you been saving the back issues? Because.... [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How do you know what this photograph means?

I'm looking for websites that analyse the work of successful or well known photographers in the art genre (as opposed to documentary or portraiture styles). [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 23, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the Origin/Artist's Name of "Weird Puppet Being Held While Woman Gets Milk Poured On Her Head"

Could someone name the artist who created http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4508/strangeza8.jpg, and the other images in the series? I know it was part of an art photography piece, but I can't recall the artist's name, or the link.
posted by Zampa on Apr 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I buy a less generic flower vase in Seattle?

Where can one buy a beautiful flower vase that was not made in China? I would like to support a local Seattle artisan, but I am also willing to order online if it's love at first sight. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Name That Painting

Who painted this and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Who is this sculptor?

Name that contemporary artist: magazine photos recreated in huge sculptures. [more inside]
posted by creeky on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Reasonable store cut on artwork sale?

What is a fair percentage of the final sale amount that a store (not a gallery) should get on a piece of art? [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Mar 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Who drew it?

Help me find the artist/stock image CD these fantastic illustrations are from... [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Feb 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Who drew Howard & Nester?

Who is the (presumably Japanese) artist responsible for drawing the old Howard & Nester comics from Nintendo Power magazine in the early 1990s?
posted by ktoad on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

help me find this awesome band i heard in a coffee shop in Johannesburg

Name-that-music-artist-filter (South Africa style)... [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Name that artist!

Name that artist! I have an image from a modern day painter (surreal?), but I can't remember their name [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Dec 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How does a new artist exhibit in SF?

A new artist and the Bay Area gallery/cafe scene: how do I get my foot in the door? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Can you help find the author of this photo?

Can you identify this photo of a precocious little girl curled up with the Foucault Reader? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Nov 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Working artists together online.

Working artists together. Do you know of any online community or email list where artists from all disciplines discuss practical working issues? Issues like negotiating commissions and contracts, our experiences with residencies and artist colonies, etc.? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Starstruck!

Please reccomend a tattoo artist in either the Augusta, GA or Charlotte/Gastonia NC area who has experience working with white ink in pieces. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Oct 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me get the best tattoo possible :)

Tattoo Filter; This question has a few parts; 1. Can the hive recommend a tattoo artist that does exceptional work in the South Florida area (I have heard of the Miami Ink Guys) 2. I am planning to get a half sleeve done and what like your suggestions/comments/antidotes about getting the work done. 3. I would also like to hear from the people that have a half sleeve/ full sleeve about how they picked the content of their tattoo and what went into the planning of it. Thanks in advance!
posted by boyinmiami on Oct 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me identify this artist

Please help me identify an artist. [more inside]
posted by gummo on Sep 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Contracts Help You Get It Right - But I Want to Get the Contract Right!

I need to write a simple, simple contract between myself and a freelance artist. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Aug 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Any good Tattoo shops in RI?

Looking for tattoo shops in Rhode Island (preferably with websites showcasing their shops and art) My google-foo must be off today because I can find stuff, but mostly it leads me to the dreaded 404. Any help RI Mefiers? [more inside]
posted by edmcbride on Jul 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Can someone point me to the Bebop Jazz?

Needed: Recommendations for any and all Bebop Jazz artists, or links to sites that actually tell you which tracks/songs by which artists are Bebop. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jul 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Is there profit to being a non-profit?(???)

An individual looking to buy a multi-family home to create a low rent situation for several artists. Is there a benefit to becoming a non-profit? Is there money to help support this venture that I should be chasing after? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Name this electronica/dance song's artist

Please name the artist who made this mystery electronica/dance song. I pulled it off of ageispolis's fantastic MeFiSwap mix, but sadly, he only knows the name: "The Hand". I don't know if it's the mystery of it, but it's my favorite track among a lot of great tracks. And I want to hear more, but Googling is is essentially impossible since there are no lyrics. According to his liner notes, he ripped it from a friend's vinyl. (Link to downsampled MP3 inside.) [more inside]
posted by Plutor on May 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for a sexy sex song

Sexy sex song filter: Looking for artist/song name. Song is very sexy, has horns (kind of like Propellerheads' History Repeating) and a woman's voice cut in, saying things like "I find you very attractive", "Um, do you want to go to bed with me?" [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 10, 2007 - 7 answers

people painter. painting people.

Suggestions for portrait painters in Vancouver or San Francisco? We're trying to find a painter to commission two portraits for an anniversary present. The painter should be within striking distance to either city and have portraits in their portfolio. And yes, we are generally thinking of paintings, but should you know of a fantastic photographer in the same vein, post it here too. [more inside]
posted by fionab on Mar 27, 2007 - 3 answers

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