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About buyoriginalart

I am an painter living outside of Philadelphia. I founded the artist's cooperative, MamaCita, A Mother's Cooperative in the Arts. My mission in this blog is to raise public awareness about the relevance of buying original art (as opposed to cheap reproductions.)

Call For Artists

 PHILADELPHIA STORIES presents: “Forgotten Philadelphia” September 3 – October 27th, 2012 The Fairmount Park Welcome Center, Love Park, 16th and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures from the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to forgotten parks, through … Continue reading

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Forgotten Philadelphia

My interest in endangered properties began a few years ago when I drove past the Heidelberg-Kerlin Farm on Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.  The house is set back, hidden amongst the trees that have grown unfettered all over the property. That house spoke … Continue reading

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About A Walk in the Wiss

I love to hike and mountain bike in the Wissahickon.  I usually park on Northwestern Avenue – down the street from Bruno’s – and take the bike/walking/running path there.  During the winter, my favorite time of the day is between … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Wiss

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I Am Not Ashamed to Say This Is All About Me.

I have wanted to be an artist since as long as I can remember.  Well, at least until after my phase of wanting to be a nun ended.  That desire was snuffed out when I discovered boys.  Then, I began … Continue reading

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A Step Above

If you want to get into the holiday spirit and do something fun with your kids this weekend, stop by the Waldorf Holiday Fair in Chestnut Hill/Mount Airy.  There are a ton of really fun crafts for your kids to … Continue reading

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A Not-very-scholarly review

On Saturday morning, I dragged my 11 year old and 8 year old to see the Solo Series exhibition at the Abington Art center.  I am teaching in the art center’s APEX program.  In this program, I give a group of … Continue reading

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Call for Artwork

Comfort, Edvard Munch, 1907 I am writing a blog and am looking for art that is autobiographical; that is personal; that reveals something about the person creating it.  I am looking for both visual artists and writers (bloggers, spoken word, … Continue reading

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A Few (Nude) Minutes with Melissa Tevere

In the late 1970’s, Andy Rooney began his famous segment on 60 Minutes, “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”.  This segment recently ended it’s 30+ year run. In the spirit of Andy Rooney, I would like to offer “A Few … Continue reading

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Call for Art (Artists)

I want to write a blog that discusses “the truth in art”.  What is truth?  This could mean so many things, interpreted by artists in so many different ways.  That is all I’m going to say.   Please send me jpegs … Continue reading

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