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.
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
I’ve started a gallery. A very small gallery, it’s 12” x 12” x 12”, a literal white cube. And you’re invited to send art for the shows! This is a real physical space that will mostly exist in photos, though I also plan to offer to lend it out to art galleries. And,...read more
What's our style? What's our style over at the new Shopify store, Totally Legit Card Co.? That's one of the questions asked by host Joann Hawker of the March Meet the Maker thing that's happening over on Instagram. She asks good questions! All of the stickers and...read more
Introducing new artwork by me, Elaine Luther, about domestic labor; this is a series of 5 house forms, each with the inside back wall gold-leafed. There's this body of research that shows that whenever "labor saving" devices are invented, and touted as "less work for...read more
The Craft Industry Alliance does a great job of reporting on trends in our industry, and we were so pleased to be included in a couple of recent articles. In this article, the author discusses the changes crafts businesses have had to make because of the pandemic. I...read more