Freshness of Perception – a summer show at Fika Coffee

Naturalness + Simplicityencaustic, mixed media on panel6×12 diptych2021©Natalie Salminen Rude “I believe this need of wilderness is inherent in most of us, even those seemingly farthest removed from it by civilized living. The cities may cover it up, make us forget temporarily; but deep underneath is an inherent urge for naturalness and simplicity and a … Read more

How to keep track of artwork, collectors, and prospects all in one program.

Let’s talk about a little business. Being entrepreneurial as an artist is important if you want to sell your work. Email marketing is one of the most profitable marketing strategies for any business – and yet the most creatives do it wrong, if at all. You absolutely can’t just rely on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or … Read more

In•ter•stice: (noun) a small intervening space | 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition | Finlandia University Gallery

31st Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series | Finlandia University I created a meditative slide show for the Zoom opening for Interstice that I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s now on Vimeo. Please pass along to those you think would be interested in contemplating the role of technology in our modern lives. And perhaps before viewing, might … Read more

Vanity Galleries | Photo Encaustic with Clare O’Neill

When is it OK to Pay-to-Play? To some extent we all pay-to-play in the art world. We must spend money to get our work seen. Essentially if you’ve ever been part of an art fair, you’re engaged in pay-to-pay. You’ve paid money for the privilege of a space where you can spend time meeting collectors, … Read more

New Encaustic Beeswax Sculpture titled “Spring Sunrise” Release

Brighten Up Your Life with a New Artwork! Enhance your living space with a new color scheme variation for my encaustic sculpture. This cabbage coral beeswax sculpture is titled “Spring Sunrise.” It’s a full-color healthy coral and is one of about four other new color schemes coming in the future. This sculpture is unique because … Read more