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Claudette McDermott

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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES - Plein Air Gatherings

Join us as we Paint Plein Air 'ART IN PUBLIC PLACES a gathering on Fridays twice a month, locally around the San Francisco Bay Area. We gather together to capture the energy and inspiration that painting out doors in a supportive group can give. Free to participate, or just drop by to see what we are working on. Details and dates LINK: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES and Art Critique & Coffee latest News LINK: ACC/ Art News along with Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton LINK: Poetry on Canvas Pleasanton California Fine Art Gallery / Art Studio [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 7/16/11

OPEN CALL - CUBISM Art Challenge Contest

CUBISM is our Theme for March and April Cash Award Challenge ~ The work must be created by you, any media welcome. Submit 1-2 pieces to be promoted during March and April. For more details, Click to see our Contest page: CUBISM CONTEST Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton is an Online Art Gallery that Challenges artists with Theme Contests. A great way to stretch your talent and experience as well as get promoted for your work as well as opportunities for a large audience to get to know you. We offer: Monthly Featured Artist Page, Featured Artist Interviews, Featured Artist Archive, Contests with Cash... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 2/10/11

International Art Expo 2011 - New York March 25-27 Hudson River Pier 94

The International Art Expo New York, for 2011 will be on the Hudson River Pier 94 on March 25-27* Join me as I Exhibit my Originals as a SOLO Artist / Emerging New Artists - This is the World Largest Trade Show drawing galleries, promoters, collectors and the public to purchase artwork from New Talent ~ My booth #198 ~ Will be filled with my Latest Original Paintings for purchase at it's lowest prices, as you are dealing directly from me, the artist ~ [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 12/7/10

Hold VENUES Accountable ~

I am spitting mad! I take my time and build trust in partnering with different Venues, places to exhibit my work. I am careful to select venues because your work is perceived in so many different ways by so many different people. Of course you can’t please everyone so you try to please yourself First. I think this is very important. While developing a working relationship with the “Venue” who will not be named... you know who you are, I’ve spent needless hours behind this computer Promoting the “Venue” that shows my work. I’ve also spent $$ with Promoting and Marketing this Venue who has ye... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 4/8/10

Marketing & Managing your ArtWork OnSite

I'm Claudette McDermott an Artist and previous Fine Art Gallery owner called Poetry On Canvas in Pleasanton, California. As an active artist who enjoys painting and showing my work, I also want my work out there to sell. All artists know how expensive it is to keep following your passion for painting or whatever your choice of medium may be. You pretty much are forced to sell if you want to keep up with new works unless of course you have an endless supply of $$ or elect to paint over the canvas pieces you are not particularly fond of. Inside of the Berry Patch in Pleasanton, California I have set... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 6/28/09

Disney Art On Main Street...at Alexander's

  ALEXANDER' S FINE ART Come Celebrate the Art of Disney Disney Art On Main Street...at Alexander's Date: Saturday, March 14th Time: 1-4pm 608 Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton Event Highlights... Debuting Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dream Collection "Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star" "Snow White Discovers The Cottage" (availability limited) Enter to Win "Pinocchio Wishes Upon  A Star" paper limited edition by Thomas Kinkade Pinocchio’s 70th Anniversary DVD Please join us for an afternoon of fun and refreshments RSVP: 925.846.6015 or info@DisneyArtOnMain.com by March 11th. Thank You! [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 3/7/09

2009 Marketing Plan

The week is a busy one with the holidays upon us and I am looking ahead at 2009 for a plan. I have created handouts with business cards attached and an opportunity for businesses to hang my work at their establishments for free and earn 20% commissions on sales from my work. I've sent mailers out to wineries and will soon be posting postcard size replicas of my work at Coffee houses and where ever I see postings. I will try to be more active in the local art associations and sign up for more shows. Most of all I need to work on Series paintings. When hung together they compliment each other an... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 12/23/08

Art , Critique & Coffee Fridays

Join Local Artists: Claudette McDermott, Sally Haig, John West, Karen Fleschler, Tricia Leonard, Bruce Ruark and more, for coffee and conversation on art and our current works. We meet every Friday morning Year Round in the patio of Tully's Coffee Shop on Main Street in Pleasanton California. Interested in the works by one of these artists? Talk to them and set up an appointment to personally view their work or talk about a custom commission work that you would like created expecially for you. Visit our website to see some of their work now - e mail me at poetryoncanvas@mac.com for any questions, Cl... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 10/16/08

Art Live

Come and check out this Gallery. It's a showcase for Artists and a Working Art Studio. Artist owner Claudette McDermott opens daily from 9 or 10ish until closing at 7 or 9p.m. With all the hours on her hands she enjoys painting in a creative atmosphere surrounded by local artists work, venitian plastered walls and windows that open up to the sky as the Gallery is Upstairs! Walking out on the Balcony you may catch her or other Artists working on something new. Farmers Market happens Every Saturday right outside her building of 55 W. Angela in Downtown Pleasanton. Come check it out and you will le... [more]
Posted by Claudette McDermott on 4/23/08