Sunday, November 12, 2017

Introduction to the Business of Art

The 'Business of Art' involves dealing and handling art and artisans as though they were commercial commodities. It encompasses the buying and selling of art, the valuing of art through appraisal, and working with artisans, galleries, art fairs, and dealers that market works of art. For those who study art for its aesthetic appeal or its reflection of society, the business end of the art world is a somewhat unnerving and unpleasant experience.

There are currently 905,689 businesses in the US involved in the creation, marketing, and distribution of the arts, employing 3.35 million people, This represents 4.4% of all business in the US and 2.2% of all employees. Art is Big Business! - Creative Industries Report

The following are some selected links to help introduce you to the business side of art:

Art Business - Organizations & Companies

Art Business - News & Information

Art Business - Education & Training

Art Business - Tools & Technologies

For many, art is a passionate sideline. For others, it is their life. If you want to make a living pursuing your passion, this blog may help get you started.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2017 Christmas Bazaar and Open House Events in Summerton

A number of Christmas events happening in Summerton, S.C., this month. For example, a Christmas Open House was held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, by stores in the downtown area - including the Lake Marion Artisans gallery. This event coincided with the grand opening of the new Sally & Grace home decor shop that just opened up. It is a great new addition to the town as it slowly adapts to the changing demographics of the area and the plans for the future of the town.

Remember, the St.Matthias' Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on November 18, 2017, from 10 am til 2 pm. They have all sorts of sewing, crafts, jewelry, as well frozen casseroles for quick nutritious meals, homemade breads, cakes, cookies, candies, and more. BBQ chicken platters with Anglican Beans and cole slaw are available for takeouts at $8 each. Lunch will also be served to eat-in: soups, cornbread, and tea for $5. Soup by the quart for $5 (no sides) All proceeds go to Women's Ministry for out-reach, missionary and parish projects. Visit

There will also be a  'Main Street Christmas' celebration later this month on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 pm in downtown Summerton. Stores will be open, there will be a Christmas tree lighting, food, entertainment... Looking forward to it. Don't forget to also go online and visit the Historic Summerton, Summerton Weekly News, and Town of Summerton web sites. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Local Clarendon County Football Teams: Schedules and Scores - November 2017

The following are links to the 2017 Football Schedule, Roster, and Stats for Summerton and other local high schools across Clarendon County, SC.

Playoff season now underway.
- LMA Swampcats beat Ben Lippen to advance to SCISA 3A state championship. Unfortunately, they lost to Hammond in the Championship game.
- Clarendon Hall lost to Andrew Jackson Academy 30-24, in state Division 1 semifinal game.

* Check out MAXPREPS, a web site for team standings and more complete statistics across the state.