Hellooooo Museworthy friends! I hope this post finds you well. I’d like to pass along an article by Alina Cohen in Marie Claire in which some NY-based female art models were asked to discuss their careers and experiences in this unique profession of ours. I am one of them, and so is Cornelia Graham, who was the first model I ever met when I was starting out. During enjoyable chats over coffee in the Art Students League cafe, Connie offered me invaluable advice and friendship.

I aspire to some good fun blogging this summer, specifically my own little art dabblings that I hope to create in my tiny, cluttered home studio. I’d love to share my work with all of you, and welcome your constructive feedback! Expect critters as subjects, because I’m an animal lover and also they charge no modeling fees πŸ˜†

Photo I took a few months ago. A student’s clay sculpture of a swan on the ledge of a 6th floor classroom at Fashion Institute of Technology. Seventh Avenue at midday.

11 thoughts on “Shoptalk

  1. Greg Long says:

    Marie Claire!!!! That’s impressive. Good story.

  2. artmodelandrew says:

    Cool! Next you will be on the talk show circuit: Good Morning America, Ellen, The Tonight Show, and, of course, Full Frontal.

  3. Dave says:

    Congrats on that well-deserved shoutout. I wish the story were longer, but it was pretty good nonetheless.

    I hope you take a lot of great shots this summer!

    • artmodel says:


      Thanks! I’m just glad to see a piece about art modeling in a mainstream magazine! Not bad πŸ™‚

      Summer art is on the way! Stay tuned.


  4. Super groovy. I love your quote, “I can’t think of any other profession in which a 40-something woman can take her clothes off and be celebrated and glorified as an artistic subject.” You certainly have a unique position in the art world. To be a MVSE, now that is a job title.

  5. Bill says:

    Congratulations! Weren’t you also quoted in Art News a few years back?

    Looking forward to seeing the Summer artwork. Does Jessie know what she’s in for? πŸ™‚

    • artmodel says:


      You have a great memory! Yes that Art News article was many years ago. Wow. And no Jessie has no idea what she’ll be subjected to as my primary ‘model’ this summer. But she’ll do it and she’ll like it dammit! πŸ˜†


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