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Fiber Artist Cheryl R. Janis Shares Her Highly-Sensitive (HSP) Process

New Mexico Fiber Artist Cheryl R. Janis explains her meditative preparation before weaving, her conscious choice of cruelty-free, ethical fibers, and the use of her intuitive and empathic faculties while weaving. How do we connect with Spirit during the creative process? Does our choice of material carry a consciousness ? As a highly-sensitive person (HSP), Cheryl shares her walk through her “Dark Night of the Soul,” where she cleared past issues and revealed her connection to all that is. She emphasizes the importance of setting a firm intention before beginning work and listening to Spirit’s subtle energies. The conversation includes Read More

Podcaster, Writer and Artist Christopher J. Miller Shares New Book Release, The Spiritual Artist

In this episode, Host Christopher J. Miller plays turn-about with recent guest and wordsmith Wilene Dunn. Wilene initiates a dialogue with Chris about his new book, The Spiritual Artist.  Chris also shares his creative expression through the Urban Artist Market and the founding of The Spiritual Artist Podcast. In addition to sharing his journey while writing the book, Chris explains how names separate us from our relationship to  Greater Power and Spiritual Truths, and why he uses the practice of inserting a blank line within the book’s copy to allow the reader to participate by using their name for this Greater Power. What Read More

The Spiritual Artist Podcast

Listen to the newest “The Spiritual Artist Podcast” as Urban Artist Market founder interviews Artist Randy Padorr-Black on creative flow and timelessness. Padorr-Black details his understanding of the timeless state of flow, a portal between two zones, time-space and no time-space where intuition creeps into his creative work. He explains that when an artist creates in that space, they create a “portal piece.” The conversation includes the importance of the meditative state in the creative process. Padorr-Black shares inspiration from Chogyam Trungpa’s book, “Meditation in Action,” and Zen Buddhism, when he was young. He explains how abstract expressionism and Sumi-e Read More

UAM Founder Introduces Artist Podcast

Urban Artist Market founder Christopher Miller has started a new podcast series that interviews artists and discusses their creative process. An artist being defined as anyone that is consciously connected, present and inspired while practicing their discipline…check out the most recent interview. www.buzzsprout.com/1003012/3527230

7 Free Marketing Tools Every Business-Savvy Artist Should Use

Contrast creates opportunities for fresh ways of doing business. Even in dire situations, some people excel. Be that person. The Urban Artist Market has put together our list of free goodies you should be using in your marketing strategy. Enjoy and let us know if you have a “secret” worth sharing with our other artists. 1) Instagram If you haven’t taken one of Chris’ Instagram classes yet, at least know this fact. Every visual artist should be on Instagram. It reaches a higher income demographic, continues to grow its user base and is free. While sitting home and social distancing, Read More

Urban Artist Market Raises Funds for the Emergency Artists’ Support League

ADDISON, TEXAS: The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on May 8-9 at the Addison Conference Centre. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans and attracts hundreds of art patrons. “Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “The mission of the Urban Artist Market is to recognize local artistic talent, while providing them with the necessary tools and environment in selling their own work. I’m very proud of the recognition our show is receiving.” Urban Artist Market opens with a Best Read More

Urban Artist Market Raises Funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

ADDISON, TEXAS: The Third Urban Artist Market will be held on October 11-12 at the Addison Conference Centre. The Urban Artist Market will showcase more than 75 artisans exhibiting a diverse array of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creative goods and feature live demonstrations throughout Saturday. “Our show will engage your senses,” said Dallas artist CJ Miller, who produces the event. “We invite you to stroll our aisles and discover fine art, pottery, jewelry, mosaic, sculpture, stained glass, fiber art, wearable art, perfectly timed for the holiday season.” Urban Artist Market opens with a VIP reception and fundraiser benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Read More

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new Urban Artist Market website. Wow! What a great year 2018 was. Our premiere event in Addison last October was a smash and we’ve already secured 50 exhibitors for our May event. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the quality of artisans that we’re attracting to our market. Many of my favorites from last Fall are returning and we’ve secured some great new talent including Michael Obranovich, Cassey Scales, Lisa Covert and Carl Block! It’s going to be a great show. Follow this blog for updates and follow us on Instagram @urbanartistmarket for the Read More

Urban Artist Market to Include “Best of Show” Juried Competition

NEW TO SHOW: Participating artist exhibitors have the opportunity to submit to works to our Best of Show juried competition. Winners will be on display in lobby throughout weekend. Categories for competition include pottery/ceramics, digital art/photography/printmaking, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting/drawing, sculpture/assemblage, wood/leather and novelty. Juried panel includes: Brett Dyer, M.F.A., B.F.A., Artist and Professor Brett Dyer, originally from East Texas, currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits nationally and serves as an art professor at North Lake College. He teaches private workshops at various art centers and museums and has previously taught at El Centro College, Read More