To get this new feature started on an excellent note, this issue's ON THE FRONT PAGE features the iconic
painting, The Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh. Your painting, photograph, poem, image of your sculpture
or pottery, or even a photo of yourself if you're a performing artist, could be featured ON THE FRONT PAGE.
There is no cost other than the time it takes to send us your email. All the details for this new feature are on

My original intention of featuring guests artists in the SPOTLIGHT hasn't turned out as planned. As I've
explained in previous issues, most of the artists who've sent us submissions thus far didn't follow the guidelines
on the SUBMISSIONS page. Perhaps they didn't have the time needed to put together a complete submission
(I understand that situation quite well!).

I've been more than willing to take the helm, as it were, and create various SPOTLIGHT features. I have a lot
to convey as an artist. As a matter of fact, I'm nearing the writing completion of an entire book on the subject
(more on this soon). Of course, if you do have the time and desire to be featured as a guest artist in the
let us hear from you!

As Artists Are Always Right enters its third year, I decided to start the new year off by looking back. Not to the
previous year, but to years long gone and to a subject close to many people's hearts. I'm referring to classic
television sitcoms.

It's difficult to channel surf these days without coming across several channels devoted to classic television,
most especially, half-hour situation comedies. This issue's SPOTLIGHT is lovingly dedicated to this funny side
of TV programming. Check it out to see if your favorite sitcoms are included!

I recently spent some very enjoyable time watching flash mob videos of singers, dancers and musicians on
. If you've never watched these type of videos, I highly recommend them! It's amazing to see crowds
of people in airports, shopping malls and other places, go from bored-looking, smart-phone zombies, to smiling
and enlightened audiences, completely enthralled by talented artists! Artists are amazing people...and, they're
always right, too!

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who emailed me with their congratulations for my recently published book,
The Book of Observations
, which is available on my schwartzshirts.com website. The overall reception to it has
been gratifying and your kindness is very much appreciated! You might be interested to know that I'm working
on a second Schwartz Shirts companion. It's a secret right now, so don't tell anyone!

Since this is the first issue of the new year, I will close with observation number 982 from the

"People often screwed-up the year when writing checks during the transition from 1BC to 1AD." 

Until we connect again…

                                                                                                   Douglas Schwartz, Publisher and Editor

First of all, if you're a long time reader of Artists Are Always Right, you
probably noticed something new on the home page, or, as I refer to it, the
page (this is a journal, after all). This January/February 2020 issue is
the first to introduce our new ON THE FRONT PAGE feature.

is an exciting new opportunity to have your artwork
featured on Artists Are Always Right. This could be of special interest to
those of you who don't have the time or desire to put together a more
extensive SPOTLIGHT submission.
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