Women in Art 278 was established in 2013 to showcase the work of women artists. The first issue featured 27 artists that represented 8 countries, which is where the magazine's title was derived. The magazine can be explored digitally for free, or purchased in print form. Check out the list of artists included in this issue. Thank you Women in Art 278 for the inclusion!
In reading the issue, Liesl Marelli, the magazine's editor, writes that she is seeking submissions from artists of photos depicting their own art studios and why they are perfect for them. The magazine is hoping to offer examples of ideal studios to artists aspiring for that perfect creative space, to learn what makes a studio function and promote creativity.
So, in that vein, here are a couple of shots of my studio and why it works for me. Though still not my ideal for several reasons (mainly running out of space and little vertical storage for stacking paintings), it works for me now because it is in my home and allows me to do the following:
- be flexible with my work and care for my children
- deduct a percentage of my house that I use as a studio from my taxes
- keeps my overhead manageable
- teach lessons from my home
- it's well-lit
- accommodates several pieces of furniture I've accumulated for productivity and storage
- I have my own dedicated easel area
- 4 spots for students, including retro-fitted desks in two dormer windows
- decent storage closets
- a fairly well-organized artist
If you have studio shots to share, send them to Women in Art 278, attention of Liesl Marelli. Enjoy the magazine and all of the art and artists to explore.