Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I make art, write about art and teach people how to teach art. I also give speeches, such as Studio Rules! Find out more about me.
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I named the micro galleries for Angelica Kauffman, Swiss painter, 1741-1807, who was financially successful and worked in the neoclassical style. Most of her career was in London and Rome. Why Angelica Kauffman? It’s a great name! And we wanted to draw more...read more
Mural Artists Invited to Participate in the Micro Gallery! I had an idea! I realized that "wall decals," the thin, low tack, removable "signs" that you can have made, would "read" as a mural on the outside walls of the micro galleries. I was thinking of a local...read more
Interviewed by the Craft Industry Alliance I had to be very brave and do my first Instagram Live! Abby Glassenberg of the Craft Industry Alliance is a terrific interviewer and immediately put me at ease. It's archived at the CIA Instagram, you can watch it here.read more
Wallet Size: A Show of Photographic Works My concept for this show was originally Contact Prints, the size of a 35 mm negative when printed directly on photographic paper. But that's a little bit small, at 1" x 1.5" and how would most of us even go about getting that...read more
Miniature canvases are easy to find, and were the first thing that came to mind when I started my miniature art gallery. Now that I've installed my second art show, I'm starting to see more options for miniature art substrates. One artist sent in work on a canvas...read more
There's a guild for us gallerists of tiny, small, miniature or micro galleries! I'm thrilled that my gallery, Angelica Kauffman Gallery, has been invited to be a member of the guild! And there's even a manifesto! At the link of the manifesto, you can find all of...read more
I'm delighted to have my artwork in a virtual gallery show with the Homewood Arts Council. Here's a screenshot of it, and a link below, so you can see all the artists' work. Check out the whole show: https://www.homewoodartscouncil.com/virtual-gallery This...read more
While I have access to saws and such, I wanted to make this fast and easy. Here's how to build a miniature gallery with no tools at all. All you need is the pre-cut wood, wood glue, and paint. The base of the gallery is a cradled board from the art supply store. It's...read more
Sometimes I look at another artist's body of work and marvel that they work in a single medium for years and years, and sometimes even in a single style. At first glance, my body of work may look diverse, as if it's lots of little, different bodies of work, but there...read more
Almost 100 years later, and it’s still true. I still get Christmas cards and invitations addressed to Not Me, after many years of marriage. And my gentle corrections are still sometimes met with hostility. Women of the 19th and 20th centuries fought for the legal...read more