Custom Art blog on our love for art and our professional memberships
Some interesting articles and studies on the benefits of custom art work in our lives along with some of In The Picture Art Creations professional memberships within the industry.
Some of In The Picture Art Creations professional associations and memberships:
Australian photo booth hire around metropolitan Perth, Western Australia and Sydney, New South Wales.
Member of the Gallery 247 who manages the National Registry for Australian Art and Artists, covering amateur, hobby and professional artists.
Member of NAVA, the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector.
Member of EzineArticles the searchable database of hundreds of thousands of quality original articles, posted by Expert Authors & Writers.
Member of Put Some Colour In Your Life, an organisation that was created in the hopes of building an Arts Hub for artists all around the world.
Subscriber to Antiques and Arts Weekly the self proclaimed foremost source of information and breaking news in the antiques and art world.
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Our Wellbeing and GDP At Threat - Support to Real Artists and Real Art
Nearly all Australians engage in some form of the arts each year, in a sector that contributes $50b to the GDP of Australia and increased life satisfaction through internationally recognised subjective wellbeing analysis techniques. However there is a decline in artists per capita in Australia potentially due to only 17% of the professional artists being able to work full time on their creative works. This is likely contributed from the fact that the average annual income for these full time professionals is $22,500.
If we do not support real artists and real art, we will see negative effect to economic and social facets of our lives. Read more on this topic written by In The Picture Art Creation’s author Everett James.
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In 2010, the American Journal of Public Health published a review titled, “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health”. Researchers described the impact that visual art activities had on the patients in the following ways:
- “Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness”
- “Improved well–being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones”
- “Improved medical outcomes, trends toward reduced depression”
- “Reductions in stress and anxiety; increases in positive emotions”
- “Reductions in distress and negative emotions”
- “Improvements in flow and spontaneity, expression of grief, positive identity, and social networks”
Seems like we could all benefit from this and In The Picture Art Creations custom art! Check out the article here.
Art influences around the family home will undoubtedly help guide children to appreciate and understand the arts. Having such an influence may create a more enhanced learning of the arts, which as discussed by the New York Center for Arts Education in their study “Critical Evidence: How the arts benefit student achievement” also lists other benefits of exposing children to art like In The Picture Art Creations custom art:
- Children learn to think creatively, with an open mind;
- Children learn to observe and describe, analyze and interpret;
- Children learn to express feelings, with or without words;
- Children learn practices problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, dance, music, theater and art-making skills, language and vocabulary of the arts;
- Children learn discovers that there is more than one right answer, multiple points of view;
- Children learn to collaborate with their peers and with adults;
- Arts introduce children to cultures from around the world;
- Children can blossom and excel in the arts. Even with physical, emotional or learning challenges, can experience success in the arts;
- Arts build confidence. Because there is not just one right way to make art, every child can feel pride in his or her original artistic creations;
- Arts build community. Schools with a variety of differences can celebrate the arts as one community.
Definitely aspects which will favourably enhance our children of today to tackle tomorrow through custom art. For more information, check out the article here.
In a study that was supported by the State of Georgia, the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration and published online in the journal NeuroImage, researches found supporting evidence for the human brain feeling reward whilst admiring art.
“We find that the brain’s responses to art may have a connection to the reward circuit and perceptions of luxury or social status, independent of whether an individual rates the image in question highly.”
More interesting findings for having great pieces of custom art work in your surrounds. To have a look at the article, click here.
How Art Changes Your Brain: Differential Effects of Visual Art Production and Cognitive Art Evaluation on Functional Brain Connectivity
Researchers investigate whether visual art production and cognitive art evaluation may have different effects on the functional interplay of the brain’s default mode network (DMN).
It was found that a significant improvement in psychological resilience from pre-intervention to post-intervention in the visual art production group. The findings demonstrate that training in a visual art production group enhances functional connectivity of the DMN, particularly between the parietal and frontal cortices.
For more information on these findings and how In The Picture Art Creations custom art could benefit you, check out the article here by the authors
James Tyler Rosier of Georgia Southern University investigates the learning benefits of visual-art exposure in regards to Art and Memory.
In Rosier’s study it is noted that the pilot study revealed a relationship between engagement in art and memory performance. This finding was replicated in the current experiment undertaken by Rosier in which the result would appear to support prior research that suggests that custom art and creativity can lead to processing benefits.
Rosier’s research “also converges with neurological evidence of the positive effects of creativity on processing.” Indeed a very interesting study for more benefits from having art in your life. To have a review of the article, click here. A highly recommended read related to In The Picture Art Creations custom art.