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  • waiting for the audience

    jameswagner.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    untitled (Bertoias) 2012 I spotted this group in the MoMA Sculpture Garden today at about 5:30, when friends and I were leaving the museum. The Bertoia chairs were waiting patiently for the audience to assemble.
  • Pieter Bruegel Paints Farts

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    Dion
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Is the Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder the only one to paint farts? I would have thought yes, but no, there’s more than a few childish artists out there that have painted farts. Bruegel’s art may not have been as strange as the bizarre worlds created by Hieronymus Bosch but some of his paintings do come close. They don’t get much stranger than his 1562 work The Fall of the Rebel Angels which depicts a scene from that equally nutty piece of literature, the Book of Revelation. Among the farting beasts and fallen angels are all kinds of weird and horrible…
  • Anything But Common: The Amassed Wonders of British Folk Art

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    British Folk Art begins with a disclaimer—customary for surveys of this sprawling, nebulous field—regarding the sheer breadth of ground to be covered, the impossibility of neat or comprehensive classifications, and even the inadequacy of the term "folk art" itself.  For exhibitions that draw together art and anthropology, this preliminary airing of curatorial anxieties—and simultaneous disavowal of rigid cataloguing systems—has almost become a ritual in itself. Hence, it seems a fitting start for a show that centers on traditions. Curators Jeff McMillan, Ruth…
  • Mexican cowboys, rubber masks and the little Merman. This was July in London

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    Regine
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    I'm one day late (how lame!) for my wrap-up of the exhibitions i enjoyed in London in July. British folk art, Mexican cowboys, Russian suburbs, half stuffed animals and rubber beauty masks continue
  • Family Ties: Marc Fasanella on his Father's Painting Family Supper

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    Howard
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    On the occasion of the exhibition, Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget, marking the artist's one-hundredth birth anniversary, Ralph's son Marc shares his thoughts on his father's iconic painting, Family Supper. Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget closes this Sunday, August 3, at American Art. Ralph Fasanella, Family Supper, 1972, oil on canvas, National Park Service. ©1972, Estate of Ralph Fasanella "I know so much and yet so little about this painting. It makes me realize that my father was born in a time where radio, television, automobile travel, refrigeration, telephones, flight, industrial…
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  • Pieter Bruegel Paints Farts

    Dion
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Is the Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder the only one to paint farts? I would have thought yes, but no, there’s more than a few childish artists out there that have painted farts. Bruegel’s art may not have been as strange as the bizarre worlds created by Hieronymus Bosch but some of his paintings do come close. They don’t get much stranger than his 1562 work The Fall of the Rebel Angels which depicts a scene from that equally nutty piece of literature, the Book of Revelation. Among the farting beasts and fallen angels are all kinds of weird and horrible…
  • Draw My Selfies App

    Dion
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    I haven’t used this phone app called French Girls but browsing through their picture gallery online kinda made me smile so I thought I better share it. I couldn’t use it even if I wanted to though as I have an Android phone and there only seems to be an iPhone version available at the moment. People submit their selfies (photos of themselves) and users of the app are then asked to draw them. Some artists take the job seriously and other don’t. French Girls is reference to the Titanic film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Kate asks Leo to “draw me like one…
  • Australian Artist Richard Larter Dies

    Dion
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    London born Australian artist Richard Larter died on Friday at the age of 85. The highly celebrated artist has works in most major museums throughout the country. His work was pop inspired, pointillist, and even abstract, but he was probably most well known for his female nudes, some of which are graphically erotic. Many of his nudes were inspired by his wife Pat Larter who passed away in 1996. Here’s a sampling of his work.. Richard Larter – Dithyrambic Painting No. 1 1965 Richard Larter – Chloe in School Uniform – 1995 Richard Larter – Stripperama no.3 1964…
  • Scott Daniel Ellison Exhibition at ClampArt in New York

    Dion
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    The wonderfully quirky works of the painter Scott Daniel Ellison are showing at the ClampArt gallery in New York City. The paintings are weird, dark, mercurial, humorous, a little scary, and a lot awesome. I hadn’t heard of the artist before now, so I have been browsing the internet for his work and I’m a fan! Do click through to the gallery at the bottom of the post to see more works from the exhibition online. Here’s some beauties from the ClampArt exhibition.. Scott Daniel Ellison – Bat Scott Daniel Ellison – Birdcage Scott Daniel Ellison – Tub Scott…
  • Anamorphic Graffiti by Odeith in Portugal

    Dion
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Anamorphic: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image. That’s the dictionary definition of anamorphic and here’s some anamorphic graffiti by the Portuguese muralist and graffiti artist Odeith. They really do pop off the walls. Odeith also does straight graffiti and giant mural paintings, but these are all anamorphic graffiti works below.. Odeith – Anamorphic graffiti. Odeith – Anamorphic urban art. Odeith – Anamorphic painting. Odeith – 3D Graffiti Odeith – The Devil…
 
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  • Anything But Common: The Amassed Wonders of British Folk Art

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    British Folk Art begins with a disclaimer—customary for surveys of this sprawling, nebulous field—regarding the sheer breadth of ground to be covered, the impossibility of neat or comprehensive classifications, and even the inadequacy of the term "folk art" itself.  For exhibitions that draw together art and anthropology, this preliminary airing of curatorial anxieties—and simultaneous disavowal of rigid cataloguing systems—has almost become a ritual in itself. Hence, it seems a fitting start for a show that centers on traditions. Curators Jeff McMillan, Ruth…
  • Last Day of the ChinaCat663 Show at Chicago Truborn

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you haven't already, you should check out Chinacat663's show at Chicago Truborn, closing this weekend.These are some truly surreal, often disturbing images, rendered with a deft hand. Can't stop looking at them really...   ChinaCat663, Installation view; Courtesy of the artist and Chicago Truborn   More on ChinaCat663: Chinacat studied Illustration for two years at the Fashion Institution of Technology in NYC and later moved to Rockford, Illinois.  In 2010, Chinacat attended Rockford University and discovered her passions for printmaking. She currently resides in Rockford…
  • Alex Pardee's Bunnywith at FIFTY24PDX

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Today is the last day to see Alex Pardee's show up at Upper Playground in Portland, featuring his bizarre "Bunnywith" character. There seems to be no limit to Pardee's imagination when it comes to Bunnywith, from Bunnywith Magical Ability to Vomit Bees to Bunnywith Pterodactyl Dick. The prints at FIFTY24PDX is part of a series of 116 Bunnywith prints, the entirety of which you can view, and order, here: http://www.pacificnorthfresh.com/collections/pardee-bunnywith   Upper Playground Portland is yet again excited to announce the transformation of the FIFTY24PDX GALLERY into “a…
  • A Secret History Mapped in the Mundane

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Bradford Kessler’s cut-out panels coated in a paint-like sealant called hydroflex are not quite paintings or sculptures. Neither do they seem to be of the crowd that questions the nature of painting using sculptural methods (to name a few practitioners: Jacob Kassay, Nathan Green, Lisa Sigal, and Kenji Fujita). So what are they? They are weird and maybe boring, but boring in a way that hangs out at the edge of one’s consciousness for days. They are like a child’s bed set, retired to the curb for trash pick up where the last people to see the chipped headboard and broken…
  • ALO: Hail to the Loser, on now at Saatchi Gallery's Print Space

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Opening this week is a 50-piece exhibition by Italian street artist Alo. Presented at the Saatchi’s gallery’s dedicated print space (a small, windowless room on the lower ground floor), the show is packed with all-new works, mostly originals on found wood – a significant undertaking for an emerging artist working solo – though piled up their individual effect becomes diluted by repetition. Auto-didact Alo came to East London’s fertile streets a few years ago leaving his blocky, graphic characters painted in acrylic in bright primary colours to the hordes of…
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  • Mexican cowboys, rubber masks and the little Merman. This was July in London

    Regine
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    I'm one day late (how lame!) for my wrap-up of the exhibitions i enjoyed in London in July. British folk art, Mexican cowboys, Russian suburbs, half stuffed animals and rubber beauty masks continue
  • Not all documents are records

    Regine
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    The main theoretical question underpinning the project is: "Can photography be the site where the history of an exhibition is produced and still retain its independent artistic autonomy, thus overcoming pure documentation?" continue
  • The Tornado diverting machine

    Regine
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    The Tornado Diverter is a device built by artists Bigert & Bergström to intercept and stop a tornado. The sculptural machine radiates 100,000 negative volts and has the power to repel the positive charge of the tornado that causes twisters to touch down continue
  • Sketches for an Earth Computer

    Regine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the past few years, Martin Howse has been investigating the possibility to build a computational device that would not only be constructed solely from the earth but would also be embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology continue
  • Ben White on Israeli Apartheid

    Regine
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    While children and other innocent civilians are being terrorized and murdered right now in Gaza, people are still accused of anti-semitism simply because they believe that the basic human rights of the Palestinians should be respected. I fear there is still a lot of disinformation and misunderstanding about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. I would certainly never claim that i understand precisely the situation but i do think that Ben White's book and his talks are clear, well documented and very engaging continue
 
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  • Family Ties: Marc Fasanella on his Father's Painting Family Supper

    Howard
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    On the occasion of the exhibition, Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget, marking the artist's one-hundredth birth anniversary, Ralph's son Marc shares his thoughts on his father's iconic painting, Family Supper. Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget closes this Sunday, August 3, at American Art. Ralph Fasanella, Family Supper, 1972, oil on canvas, National Park Service. ©1972, Estate of Ralph Fasanella "I know so much and yet so little about this painting. It makes me realize that my father was born in a time where radio, television, automobile travel, refrigeration, telephones, flight, industrial…
  • Five Questions (+2) with Stephen Vitiello: Sound Advice

    Howard
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    In honor of the Nam June Paik birthday celebration, electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello will speak in American Art's Lincoln Gallery (3rd floor, East Wing) on August 1 at 5:30 p.m. Eye Level had a chance to check in with him and ask him about art, sound, and his interactions with Nam June Paik. Stephen Vitiello at Rauschenberg Residency. Photo by Taylor Deupree. Eye Level: We're delighted that you'll be speaking at the museum for the Nam June Paik birthday celebration on August 1. What role has Paik played in your own life and art? Stephen Vitiello: Paik was an inspiration…
  • American Art's Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge

    Jeff
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Watertower by Tom Fruin. Photo by Restless Collective. This July, American Art held its first Instagram Challenge through a partnership with Restless Collective (RC), a New York-based multimedia collective specializing in travel and adventure storytelling. The Instagram Challenge is intended to raise awareness and appreciation for public outdoor sculpture across the country. For 30 days in July, we invited everyone to explore and interact with alfresco art anywhere: discovering it locally or traveling on summer vacation. The Challenge asked participants to take a snapshot or selfie with an…
  • In this Case: Visitor's Choice #3

    Bridget
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Getting to know some of our visitors was the inspiration for a new blog series, Visitor's Choice. In this series, we ask our regulars about their favorite artworks and why they like them. Since everyone has a unique relationship with art, some of the posts will be more in-depth than others, some might reflect the artist's intent, and some might have more of a personal meaning. Tara NaTasha standing next to her favorite artwork at American Art: James F. Dicke II's Untitled #21. In the third installment of our Visitor's Choice series, we spoke with local, self-described "designer artist" Tara…
  • Art-o-Mat Swap Meet, Take 2

    Bridget
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The American Art Museum will host its second Art-o-mat® swap meet on Saturday, July 26 in collaboration with Artists in Cellophane. Artists will gather in our Luce Foundation Center from all over the country for an afternoon of meet and greets, artist demoes, and artpak making. To appreciate an Art-o-mat®, read Eye Level's blog post from 2011, when the Luce Center received its own Art-o-mat®. Participating artist Rachel Ourada recently took a break from getting ready for the trip to answer a few questions about her involvement with Art-o-mat®. Left: Rachel Ourada in her…
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  • Tributes to Harun Farocki

    Whitney Kimball
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Influential filmmaker Harun Farocki died on Wednesday, at the age of seventy. Born in the German-annexed Czechoslovakia in 1944, Farocki is often lauded as one of Germany’s most important, yet under-known filmmakers, recognized for essay-films which examine the filtering and distancing of war through photographs and media. This is most basically evident in the opening sequence of “Inextinguishable Fire” (1969), in which Farocki contemplates how to communicate, through images, the full horror of a Vietnam civilian’s full-body napalm burns: If we show you pictures of napalm burns,…
  • The Onion’s Film Standard: A Lesson on the Pan

    Whitney Kimball
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    There comes a time in a young critic’s life—after hours spent seeking meaning in a press release about Lady Gaga’s latest Jeff Koons partnership, or in a comment hole under leaked photos of George Bush bathroom portraits, or when you turn down the volume on the Gaza Strip news to snicker at some poor bastard’s social media faux pas—when you wonder: why am I doing this? What’s it all for? What gnarled life path has led me to arrive at this soulless place? In lieu of really good reasons (there are none), The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal at least has militant resolve to…
  • Vince McKelvie’s Hardware-Accelerated GIFs

    Corinna Kirsch
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    I used to run cross country. It was hard, pushing past those painful signals from my muscles, telling me to stop. Eventually, you just stop thinking, and it feels kind of like this GIF, where you can escape those physical nags—if even for just a second. Then, you go back to where you started.
  • Friday Links: Like Men, But Not

    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Source: Feministing Amid more violence, the ceasefire between Israel and Palestine crumbles. [BBC] Today and today only, the Design Museum Boston will be giving away 600 artworks that say “I think you’re fabulous” and “you’re spectacular.” These are the takeaway equivalent of the selfie. [BostInno] Another art project that just begging to be photographed: 888,246 red ceramic flowers will flow—like a river of blood—from the Tower of London to commemorate the British who perished during WWI. [Colossal] It looks like all-powerful collector and MoMA’s President Emirita and…
  • Jeremy Coullard: A Matinee in Atmos Village

    Henry Kaye
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Jeremy Coullard Today’s GIF of the day comes from Jeremy Coullard, a video artist, painter, and oft contributor to Cloaque. This particular GIF is a screengrab from his video game A Matinee in Atmos Village, wherein players travel around a pink island to collect live-action triangle paintings. Coullard and several other video artists from Cloaque have an upcoming video screening this Saturday at Transfer Gallery, curated by Claudia Maté and Carlos Sàez. (We just wrote up Claudia’s show at Transfer, and favorably.) Take this GIF as a preview of great things to come this Saturday!
 
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  • Trust (and Verify) Artist Opportunities

    Alyson Stanfield
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    There are all kinds of opportunities for artists to show and to sell their work. Your inbox probably has an email from a rich oil sheik in Qatar who wants to buy your art right now. What do you do? How can you tell the good opportunities from those you should avoid? My advice is always to trust first and to be cautious second and most importantly. Janice McDonald, Helen Hiebert, and Alyson. Helen had a fantastic working experience with a Denver-area library that purchased her piece (above) titled The Wish. As with everything in your art business, the onus is on you to verify all of the…
  • What To Include In An Exhibition Proposal

    Alyson Stanfield
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    When you ask to show your art at a venue, you need to be very clear about what you are offering. People don’t often say Yes to vague offers. Think about what ties the work together. This is your curatorial thesis – your big idea. Writing it out, as you’ll see below, helps you find the clarity you need. Before sitting down to write your exhibition proposal, ask the venue if they have a particular exhibition proposal format they prefer. If they do, follow their instructions. If they don’t have specific guidelines, you’ll have to compile an exhibition proposal for yourself. The details…
  • How to Make Your Mailing List More Useful

    Alyson Stanfield
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    One of the biggest excuses artists give for not being in more frequent contact with their lists is that they don’t want to bother people. You know what it’s like to receive tons of email and don’t want to contribute to the overwhelm. I understand. Even though everyone on your list has opted in to hear from you, it still doesn’t feel right to email so many people if you haven’t established a marketing groove. There’s a solution: Send emails only to people for whom they are appropriate. In other words, target your messages rather than sending every email to every person on your…
  • I Love Email (But I Love Real Mail More)

    Alyson Stanfield
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    You know I love email, right? I don’t necessarily love all of the spam that hits my inbox or the countless hours I spend reading and replying to email, but I can’t imagine running my business without it. How would I ever be able to help as many people as I do for such a bargain rate? And as much as I love email, I love real mail even more. The supplies arrive. Why You Should Rave About Real Mail, Too Here are three reasons why I’m raving about real mail to my students, members, and private clients, and why you should, too. 1. Real mail is tactile. Envelopes and postcards are things you…
  • 3 Thought-Provoking Questions for a Better Artist Statement

    Alyson Stanfield
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    A strong artist statement is essential to the effective marketing of your art. There’s no skating by on this one. You need at least one artist statement for each body of work you create. Writing your statement is a process. Like any other type of writing or artmaking, you can’t expect to nail it in a single sitting. And, like all good things that take time, it will be time well spent. The process helps you gain clarity about your art. ©Terri Schmitt, Lemons and Ball Jar. 16 x 20 inches. If you can’t define your art in a statement, you will likely face difficulty marketing your work.
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    Zachary Kaplan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
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    Michael Connor
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    From Filmgrana, a gif from Harun Farocki's Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989)
  • August 10 in Rockaway: Trailblazers, a Web Surfing Competition

    Rhizome
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sunday, August 10, 1pm Rockaway Beach Surf Club 302 Beach 87th Street, Rockaway Beach (Subway: Beach 90th Surf the classic way From Amazon to Piratebay Eight of New York's web surfers will find out who can surf best! On August 10, Rhizome will host the city's first Trailblazers web surfing competition at Rockaway's premier wave surfing club, hosted by Dragan Espenschied and the whole Rhizome crew. The rules are simple: competitors have to complete a trail by going from one URL, the start, to another URL, the goal, in less than 10 minutes. Those who don't make it are out. No Google, No…
  • Artist Profile: Heather Phillipson

    Lindsay Howard
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies. Heather Phillipson, immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds (2014). Image courtesy the artist and Bunker259. When I saw your recent solo exhibition, immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds, at Bunker259, I curled up in an inflatable birthing pool to watch a video suspended from an engine hoist. The video depicted a series of…
  • At Our Expense: Harun Farocki's Images at War

    Lucy Chinen
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Still from Serious Games I: Watson is Down (2010) To question the point of view from which a war is narrated or fought, or to say that our image of war is reshaped by imaging technologies, implies that media represents something outside of itself. That it, as McKenzie Wark writes, the media appears to be "merely reflecting 'naturally occurring' moments outside all such apparatus.” HARUN FAROCKI. SERIOUS GAMES, on view through January 18, 2015 at Hamburger Bahnhof, puts forward an alternative topology of media. Events of violence and war and revolution are not naturally occurring; they are…
 
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  • waiting for the audience

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    untitled (Bertoias) 2012 I spotted this group in the MoMA Sculpture Garden today at about 5:30, when friends and I were leaving the museum. The Bertoia chairs were waiting patiently for the audience to assemble.
  • it was never the shame of the blow job,

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    but the shame of sentencing the man to prison, and it endures today Henry Cowell at the Forest Theater, Carmel, 1913 (we were all once very young) Henry Cowell, born in the last years of the 19h century, was a brilliant composer, one of the wildest, most original of the 20th century, and his work remains radical today in the 21st. He was also a magnificent pianist, in great demand all over the world while still in his 20s. Two months after his 40th birthday he was arrested in his Menlo Park home on a 'morals' charge, and two months after that he began a 15-year term in San Quentin prison. He…
  • where the sun almost never visits

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    lines (empire) 2014 The sun is able to reach this wall, fifteen feet from the window, only secondhand: It needs the help of a casement across the street, propped opened at just the right angle.
  • kale, for better and for worse

    18 Oct 2013 | 5:32 pm
    untitled (kale wave) 2013 I saw this wave of ornamental kale assembled inside the pedestrianized area of Broadway just to the east of the Flatiron Building today, and snapped this picture with my phone camera. The little guys were waiting to be distributed around the neighborhood, where they will be transplanted into large pots or sidewalk cuts, usually at the base of a small tree. One of New York's ways of recognizing the arrival of fall is to replace the flowering plants which had graced the streets during the summer (yeah, things certainly have changed around here since the 70s and early…
  • Leo Borchard, artist and humanist

    23 Aug 2013 | 1:56 pm
    Leo Borchard (b. March 31, 1899, Moscow - d. August 23, 1945, Berlin) On this day in 1945 the conductor Leo Borchard was killed by an American sentry in occupied Berlin while the musician was being driven home after conducting a concert of the Berlin Philharmonic. His British driver had misinterpreted the sentry's hand signal to stop.* Three months earlier the artist had been appointed to replace the somewhat-compromised, and now-exiled Wilhelm Fürtwangler as musical director of the orchestra. At the time of Borchard's death he had conducted 22 hugely-welcome and greatly-acclaimed concerts,…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • The Commission, Part 2

    Jeffrey Hayes
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Composition.The collector who is commissioning this piece has some very specific requirements; particularly that red should be the predominant color in the painting.We passed several sketches back and forth to work out a general design, this being one of them.When the basic composition was settled, I got the items I needed from my props collection (and of course the grocery store for the perishables), and put together the setup I'd be working from.When I sent over the image of the setup, the collector made what turned out to be an excellent compositional suggestion; move the bread back…
  • Commission, part 1

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The PanelI received a commission to do a traditional still life, and I thought it would be great to document the progress of the painting here.The size we agreed on is 24x24, so the first step was to prepare the panel. I usually construct my own panels, but since I wanted to be able to start this project quickly, I purchased a good panel instead. I'm using Baltic Birch, and it's cradled to ensure stability.I did have to pick through about a dozen panels at the art store to find one that had zero defects, and this is the piece I was satisfied with.After applying a sealer, I applied 4 coats of…
  • "Captive Lemon No. 3"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    "Captive Lemon No. 3" • Oil on Panel • 6x3.5 inches (15x8 cm) • 2009Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Two Truffles"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:38 am
    "Two Truffles" • Oil on Wood • 1.5x2.5 inches (3x6 cm) • 2012AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Forum No. 13"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    "Forum No. 13" • Oil on Panel • 2x5 inches (5x12 cm) • 2012Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
 
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    tom moody
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    homage to gummy4
  • "the last man": a screenplay

    tom moody
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Screenplay for short film. No dialogue, just images and music. JODY is male, late 20s,  reasonably good-looking. He walks down an urban sidewalk. A series of cuts establishes that he is observing his surroundings as he walks. He looks at architectural details, birds, clouds in the sky. Close-ups show a twinkle of appreciation in his eye -- that he is enjoying the walk and what he sees. He passes ordinary people on the sidewalk, all of different ages. They are either standing or moving, but all are looking down, engrossed in smartphones. Soon it becomes clear that not a single person is like…
  • Recombinant Youth (new Bandcamp release)

    tom moody
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Am pleased, and yet, humbled, to announce a new LP on Bandcamp: Recombinant Youth. 10 tracks, mostly recombinant in the sense that they rework, tighten, and rearrange songs posted during my "free download" era. Not because I'm out of ideas! Songs that seemed complete at the time but regrettably short in duration have been raided for juicy motifs and otherwise treated as mashup fodder in these new, longer tunes. This is my seventh release in 2014. Your support in the form of buying the LP or songs would be very encouraging, but all the material can be streamed.
  • Recombinant Youth - LP Liner Notes

    tom moody
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Notes for the Recombinant Youth LP on Bandcamp. These are mostly tech jottings so I remember what I did. Any thoughts, questions, etc on the music itself are welcome at the email address on this about page. The majority of these tracks rework, tighten, and rearrange songs posted during my "free download" era. Songs that seemed complete at the time but regrettably short are raided for motifs and otherwise treated as mashup fodder in these new, longer tunes. 1. Kicking Boy 02:54 Features the beginning and ending of "Kicking Boy," with "Double Carbon" beat-synced and sandwiched in the middle.
  • stolen citibike

    tom moody
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    A popular photo from the NY police department twitter feed is this stolen and pitifully repainted Citibike. OK, that's funny but let's look for a metaphor here. Citibike, a branded entity that essentially greenwashes a bailed-out megabank, isn't paying for itself and is now asking for a bailout from NYC public moneys. The designer of the bike is in bankruptcy because of funds withheld by Citibike, allegedly because of software glitches in the platform. The alleged bike thief is a 68 year old man. What if, like the desperate character in the film The Bicycle Thief, he had his own bike stolen…
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  • Jack Davidson Studio Visit

    Dennis
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Stephanie and I went to Barcelona to have lunch with Ana and Iñaki (who took the bullet train in from Zaragoza for the occasion, still amazing) and afterwards, we stopped by Jack Davidson's studio to see what he's been...
  • Aaron and Sharon in NYC

    Dennis
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Dear friends since grad school, Aaron Parazette & Sharon Engelstein, now favorite Houston artists, visited us in NYC during the week before we flew to Spain. We made the rounds of the art scene as the weather shifted from...
  • Codolar

    Dennis
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    We've arrived in Tossa de Mar via Barcelona, Spain. Our first stop was to Codolar Cove with a plunge in the sea and lunch at the umbrella'd chiringuito that is stationed there. Stephanie will have a shorter visit/vacay and...
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    14 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
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  • New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art: “In 1983, nine Cuban exile artists came together and exhibited their works in a show called ‘The Miami Generation.’ They didn’t know it then, but despite the contrasts in their artistic styles and influences, that show at the now-defunct Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami would bind them to…” (Via Miami New Times | Complete Issue.)
  • Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding: “Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • Think Slow

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Think slow…: “Think slow, not fast. Society has become a cult of spontaneity – one that, with forethought, must be resisted… But true freedom, as Jean-Paul Sartre noted, is also terrifying.more“ (Via New Statesman.)
  • Ghosts in Sunlight

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Ghosts in Sunlight: “An artist’s memory is a dangerous, necessary thing. To turn experience into art, to make something out of remembering, is like ‘watching ghosts in sunlight’… more“ (Via The New York Review of Books.)
  • Museum and solitude

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Museum and solitude: “What do we want when confronting great art? Solitude, contemplation, silence – all of which are inhibited, even prohibited, in most museums… more“ (Via The Smart Set.)
 
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  • How Music For Dance Is Different From Music For Music

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    “One of the most important skills for dance conductors is the ability to keep a steady tempo without becoming inexpressive or mechanical. They can’t rely on spontaneous rubatos or accelerations to create excitement or pathos. (It would throw off the dancers.)”
  • Newly-Released James Joyce Letter Reveals How Press Hounded Writer

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The letter, which belongs to the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, shows how reporters went to great lengths to discover details of the ceremony Joyce had tried to keep a secret. The author told his son that anyone who thinks he married as “a publicity stunt he must be a congenital imbecile”.
  • The New Fandom – It’s All About The Fans

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    “A lot of fans are basically fans of fandom itself. It’s all about them. They have mastered the ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’ universes or whatever, but their objects of veneration are useful mainly as a backdrop to their own devotion. Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”
  • Here’s The Real Mess In Higher Education

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    “Expensive gambles, unforeseen losses, and investments whose soundness has yet to be decided have raised the price of a college education so high that today on average it costs eleven times as much as it did in 1978. Underlying the anxiety about the worth of a college degree is a suspicion that old methods and the old knowledge will soon be eclipsed by technology.”
  • Louvre Predicts 30 Percent Increase In Attendance

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    “We have learned that the Louvre forecasts it will attract 12 million visitors a year by 2025, a 30% increase on the 9.3 million recorded for 2013, which made it the best attended art museum in The Art Newspaper’s annual attendance survey.”
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  • Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California

    John Trippe
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot, the recent exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California is exactly why I moved to San Francisco. I (like thousands of others across the country) lived in middle America, completely separate from the worlds of art and expression happening on either coast. Also, like thousands of others, I turned to sources like Giant Robot (and of course Fecal Face and Juxtapoz) as my contemporary art history textbooks.  Through their pages, Giant Robot gave me a direct connection to artists in Calfornia – artists working on skateboards, on toys, on zines, on…
  • The Realms of the Unreal +complete film

    John Trippe
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Henry Darger created nearly 300 watercolor and collage paintings, bound into three huge volumes, to illustrate his epic masterpiece, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, a tale about a world torn apart by war. Darger began to work on In the Realms of the Unreal (as it is commonly called) when he was about 19 years old. Writing in longhand on legal-size paper first, he then typed the entire story and began illustrating it -continue reading
  • Strok Recent Mural in Italy

    John Trippe
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Our Euro friend Henrik Haven emailed over a collection of images from a recent mural done by Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) for the street art festival in Italy, Memorie Urbane. Photos: Anne Esser
  • 8/15 - Jeremy Fish at FFDG, San Francisco

    John Trippe
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Jeremy Fish's solo show "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" is set to open at FFDG in San Francisco on Friday, August 15th (6-9pm) celebrating 20 years of making artwork in SF.Over 100 selected drawings 1994 - 2014 of which 30 will be for sale. +more details this week.Preview inquires: info(at)ffdg.net
  • Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" +Brooklyn

    John Trippe
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" was a large scale public project inside of Brooklyn's old Domino Sugar Factory.  The show took place from May 10th through July 6th, and was presented by Creative Time.  We asked artist Coby Kennedy to write about it. It struck me all at once on the 3rd visit. "Ooooooo... I get it."If I had not have borne witness to the evolving stages of Kara Walkers "A Subtlety", then I would not have "gotten it".  "The Subtlety" being a polarizing installation consisting of the colossal sugar Sphinx Mammy figure surrounded by molasses and resin slave children all…
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  • The month that changed the world: Sunday, 2 August 1914

    Kirsty
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen? Historian Gordon Martel, author of The Month That Changed The World: July 1914, has been blogging regularly for us over the past few weeks, giving us a week-by-week and day-by-day account of the events that led up to the First World War. By Gordon Martel Confusion was still widespread on the morning of 2 August 1914. On Saturday Germany and France had joined Austria-Hungary and Russia in…
  • The month that changed the world: Saturday, 1 August 1914

    Kirsty
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen? Historian Gordon Martel, author of The Month That Changed The World: July 1914, is blogging regularly for us over the past few weeks, giving us a week-by-week and day-by-day account of the events that led up to the First World War. By Gordon Martel The choice between war and peace hung in the balance on Saturday, 1 August 1914. Austria-Hungary and Russia were proceeding with full mobilization:…
  • How Georg Ludwig became George I

    Julia Callaway
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Andrew C. Thompson On 1 August 1714, Queen Anne died. Her last days were marked by political turmoil that saw Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, and Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, struggle to assert their authority. However, on her deathbed Anne appointed the moderate Charles Talbot, duke of Shrewsbury, as the last ever lord treasurer. The queen’s death prompted a transition from the Stuart dynasty to the Hanoverian, and the succession of Georg Ludwig, elector of Hanover, as King George I of Great Britain and Ireland. King George I by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1714. Public domain via…
  • The Queen whose Soul was Harmony

    Alice
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    By James Anderson Winn In 1701, one year before Princess Anne succeeded to the throne, musicians from London traveled to Windsor to perform a special ode composed for her birthday by the gifted young composer Jeremiah Clarke. The anonymous poet addressed part of his poem to the performers, taking note of Anne’s keen interest in music: Portrait of Anne of Great Britain by Charles Jervas, 1702-1714, Royal Collection, public domain via Wikimedia Commons. With song your tribute to her bring, Who best inspires you how to sing; None better claims your lays than she Whose very soul is Harmony. O…
  • Independence, supervision, and patient safety in residency training

    Julie Fergus
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Kenneth M. Ludmerer Since the late nineteenth century, medical educators have believed that there is one best way to produce outstanding physicians: put interns, residents, and specialty fellows to work in learning their fields. After appropriate scientific preparation during medical school, house officers (the generic term for interns, residents, and specialty fellows) need to jump into the clinical setting and begin caring for patients themselves. This means delegating to house officers the authority to write orders, make important management decisions, and perform major procedures. It…
 
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  • New York – Gilbert & George: “Films and Video Sculptures 1972-1981″ at Lehmann Maupin Through August 8th, 2014

    emily
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Gilbert & George, The World of Gilbert and George (still) (1981), all images courtesy Lehmann Maupin On view at Lehmann Maupin New York is a group of films and “Living Sculptures” by the 1986 Turner Prize winners Gilbert & George. The exhibition is the artists’ fifth show with Lehmann Maupin, and represents a transitional link between [...]
  • New York – “Neu at Gladstone” at Gladstone Gallery Through August 1st, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    John Knight, Work, in situ, Galerie NEU:MD72:Gladstone Gallery (2013) One of Berlin’s most notable galleries, Galerie Neu, is Gladstone Gallery’s guest for this summer, presenting a reflection from the German capital’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Known for its avant-garde art spaces and affordable living conditions for emerging artists, Berlin has been one of the most [...]
  • A Personalized Room for a Francis Bacon Triptych

    A. Power
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Interior designer William Pearce created a living room inspired by and centered around Francis Bacon’s “Triptych 1974-77″ for his client’s Atlanta apartment. Everything from the drapes to the carpet to the cadenza was either designed or chosen with the paintings in mind. Pearce sourced materials from around the world to create a worthy home for [...]
  • The Art Newspaper Looks Back on the Original Art Fund

    D. Creahan
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    In the midst of a recent “boom” in art funds, The Art Newspaper looks back at André Level’s La Peau de l’Ours, a fund founded in 1904 that purchased works like Picasso’s Les Bateleurs and successfully sold them at markedly higher prices.  The fund was inspired by the 1903 Salon D’Automne, which greatly inspired Level.  “I had seen [...]
  • 1881 Manet Portrait to Lead Sotheby’s New York Impressionist Auction

    D. Creahan
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Christie’s will auction Manet’s iconic Le Printemps (1881) this fall at its Impressionist and Modern sale in New York, the New York Times announced today.  The 1881 portrait has remained in the same family for over a century, and is estimated at $25 to $35 million.  “We’ve given museums advance notice,” says Impressionist and Modern [...]
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  • Interview: Kevin Spacey and Jameson “First Shot” Film Competition Winners

    Jeff
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    I flew out to LA over the weekend to attend the Jameson “First Shot” short film premiere, and to interview Kevin Spacey about his involvement. For the past couple years Spacey and his production company Trigger Street have offered young writer/directors the opportunity to write a short and direct an A-list actor in the lead role. This year the actor was Uma Thurman, and next year it will be Adrien Brody. The winners were announced when we got there: Henco J from South Africa, Ivan Petukhov from Russia, and Jessica Valentine from the US. That’s the three of them in the…
  • Sabine Finkenauer

    Jeff
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Drawings by Barcelona-based artist Sabine Finkenauer. More below. View the whole post: Sabine Finkenauer over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Hudson Hayden

    Jeff
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Photos by Toronto-based photographer Hudson Hayden. More below. View the whole post: Hudson Hayden over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Saintseneca on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

    Jeff
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    Happy to see one of my favourite bands, Saintseneca, get the opportunity to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. They play “Happy Alone”, “Fed Up With Hunger”, and one of my favourite songs, “Blood Bath”. Watch the performance below! View the whole post: Saintseneca on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Oliver $ and Jimi Jules “Pushing On”

    Jeff
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    This is music video perfection. A simple idea, shot beautifully. Instant classic by director Ian Robertson. Watch “Pushing On” below! View the whole post: Music Video: Oliver $ and Jimi Jules “Pushing On” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • From the Director’s Chair by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director

    Kristen S
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    From the Director’s Chair expanded from the letter in the Summer 2014 issue of Notes from the Farms by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director   During the museum’s recent trip to Chicago, organized by Arts & Crafts Tours, I was introduced to the Glessner House and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose work influenced Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Photo courtesy of Glessner House Museum. As much as I enjoyed seeing this landmark home, I was equally intrigued by the Glessners, the remarkable couple who built it. Both raised in modest households, the Glessners…
  • ‘Tis the Season

    Kristen
    23 Dec 2013 | 3:18 am
    Every year, the Stickley family home is adorned for the holidays in period style, c. 1915, with a focus on Gustav Stickley’s own principles. Utilizing holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight the Arts and Crafts movement’s emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity of style and materials. By 1915 , the Christmas tree was a standard part of the American Christmas celebration and you could even light it with a string of electric lights.  Illustrator Thomas Nast had introduced the world to the Santa Claus we know and love…
  • Help Us Meet The Challenge

    Kristen S
    21 Dec 2013 | 4:33 pm
    Together we can make it happen! Thanks to your gifts and the gifts of hundreds of generous supporters like you, we are a third of the way to our $7,500 challenge grant! Your annual fund donations support educational programs, building care and maintenance, and the day-to-day operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. DONATE TODAY!  Your continued annual support: Helps protect and preserve a National Historic Landmark; Introduces thousands of children to a world of history and culture; Paves the way for visitors with limited mobility; Advances emerging scholars in the Arts &…
  • Behind the Scenes of a Summer Internship

    Kristen
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:05 am
    Our summer intern, Allison O’Keeffe, reflects on her experience and getting to work with the museum’s collection.   While meandering through the grounds of Craftsman Farms, past the lily-studded pond, looking up at the former home of the furniture designer and craftsman Gustav Stickley and his family, I marveled at the beauty of the building. From its broad log beams to its towering chimney, it is almost impossible for me to imagine the skill that it must have taken to achieve its beautifully simple design. Gustav’s eminence in the American Arts & Crafts movement, his legacy of…
  • An August visit to Craftsman Farms

    Kristen
    15 Aug 2013 | 12:02 pm
    “As the automobile turned up the shady road at Craftsman Farms the Traveler was struck again by the charm of the houses – the air of content with which they nestled beneath their own protecting eaves.”  –  The Craftsman, October 1910.   Photo: Vonda Givens, August 2013. An August visit to Craftsman Farms is a post from The Stickley Museum At Craftsman Farms
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  • Pieter Bruegel Paints Farts

    Dion
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Is the Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder the only one to paint farts? I would have thought yes, but no, there’s more than a few childish artists out there that have painted farts. Bruegel’s art may not have been as strange as the bizarre worlds created by Hieronymus Bosch but some of his paintings do come close. They don’t get much stranger than his 1562 work The Fall of the Rebel Angels which depicts a scene from that equally nutty piece of literature, the Book of Revelation. Among the farting beasts and fallen angels are all kinds of weird and horrible…
  • Draw My Selfies App

    Dion
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    I haven’t used this phone app called French Girls but browsing through their picture gallery online kinda made me smile so I thought I better share it. I couldn’t use it even if I wanted to though as I have an Android phone and there only seems to be an iPhone version available at the moment. People submit their selfies (photos of themselves) and users of the app are then asked to draw them. Some artists take the job seriously and other don’t. French Girls is reference to the Titanic film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Kate asks Leo to “draw me like one…
  • Australian Artist Richard Larter Dies

    Dion
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    London born Australian artist Richard Larter died on Friday at the age of 85. The highly celebrated artist has works in most major museums throughout the country. His work was pop inspired, pointillist, and even abstract, but he was probably most well known for his female nudes, some of which are graphically erotic. Many of his nudes were inspired by his wife Pat Larter who passed away in 1996. Here’s a sampling of his work.. Richard Larter – Dithyrambic Painting No. 1 1965 Richard Larter – Chloe in School Uniform – 1995 Richard Larter – Stripperama no.3 1964…
  • Scott Daniel Ellison Exhibition at ClampArt in New York

    Dion
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    The wonderfully quirky works of the painter Scott Daniel Ellison are showing at the ClampArt gallery in New York City. The paintings are weird, dark, mercurial, humorous, a little scary, and a lot awesome. I hadn’t heard of the artist before now, so I have been browsing the internet for his work and I’m a fan! Do click through to the gallery at the bottom of the post to see more works from the exhibition online. Here’s some beauties from the ClampArt exhibition.. Scott Daniel Ellison – Bat Scott Daniel Ellison – Birdcage Scott Daniel Ellison – Tub Scott…
  • Anamorphic Graffiti by Odeith in Portugal

    Dion
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Anamorphic: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image. That’s the dictionary definition of anamorphic and here’s some anamorphic graffiti by the Portuguese muralist and graffiti artist Odeith. They really do pop off the walls. Odeith also does straight graffiti and giant mural paintings, but these are all anamorphic graffiti works below.. Odeith – Anamorphic graffiti. Odeith – Anamorphic urban art. Odeith – Anamorphic painting. Odeith – 3D Graffiti Odeith – The Devil…
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  • Summer update

    NEWSgrist
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Rupert Murdoch, inked (2007) (joy garnett / flickr.com / Creative Commons). On ABC RN Media Reports (Australia): Illustration: ...Rupert makes a move on Time Warner A few personal updates before we hit the dog-days of summer: Installation view, Sargent's Daughters. (Infra)Red Herd, center. Joy Garnett: Red Herd, (2014) o/c 20x30 inches. Sargent's Daughters 'Sargent's Daughters: An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent' through Saturday, July 26, 2014 179 East Broadway - map/directions Press: The New Yorker July 18, 2014 Goings on about town: Art "Sargent's…
  • Sargent's Daughters: An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent

    NEWSgrist
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    Rebecca Campbell: Call her green and the winters cannot fade her, 2012 oil on canvas 36x36 inches Sargent's Daughters June 25 – July 26, 2014 OPENS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25th | 6-8 179 East Broadway - map/directions An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent. L.C. Armstrong Sarah Awad Whitney Bedford Ellen Brooks Rebecca Campbell  Jordan Casteel Holly Coulis Zoe Crosher Jennifer Dalton Inka Essenhigh Katie Fischer Natalie Frank Joy Garnett Orly Genger Elizabeth Glaessner Isca Greenfield-Sanders Jenna Gribbon Nora Griffin Jeila Gueramian Tamara Gonzales Ellen…
  • The Wayland Rudd Collection travels to Zimbabwe

    NEWSgrist
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Wayland Rudd Collection First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe Opens June 20, 2014First Floor Gallery Harare is very pleased to present The Wayland Rudd Collection, a collaborative project organized byYevgeniy Fiks that focuses on the representation of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet visual culture. A point of departure for this project is Fiks’ collection of over 200 Soviet images (paintings, movie stills, posters, graphics, etc.) of Africans and African-Americans spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Fiks invited contemporary artists and academics to select one or more…
  • The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation 7th annual Contemporary Art Auction at Phillips

    NEWSgrist
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Joy Garnett: 'Dilatory', 2012, o/c 30x26" The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) Seventh annual Contemporary Art Auction @Phillips 450 Park Avenue, New YorkWednesday, June 18th, 6-9pmThe evening will feature after-hour access to Phillips, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Tickets are $50 each and proceeds from this event support the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. BID on works @ Paddle8 All artwork has…
  • Joy Garnett: Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) at Smack Mellon

    NEWSgrist
    31 May 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Pictured: Dr. Abushady and Annie (with Fahmy) in Benson (ca.1922). Photo courtesy of David and Peggy Sidebottom, Toronto, ONT and the Abushady Archive. Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) a project by Joy Garnett for FOODshed An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agricultureCurated by Amy Lipton Smack Mellon92 Plymouth Street @ WashingtonBrooklyn, NY 11201Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:00pmDirections ARTISTS: Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn; Joy Garnett; Habitat For Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Dan…
 
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  • How Music For Dance Is Different From Music For Music

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    “One of the most important skills for dance conductors is the ability to keep a steady tempo without becoming inexpressive or mechanical. They can’t rely on spontaneous rubatos or accelerations to create excitement or pathos. (It would throw off the dancers.)”
  • Newly-Released James Joyce Letter Reveals How Press Hounded Writer

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The letter, which belongs to the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, shows how reporters went to great lengths to discover details of the ceremony Joyce had tried to keep a secret. The author told his son that anyone who thinks he married as “a publicity stunt he must be a congenital imbecile”.
  • The New Fandom – It’s All About The Fans

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    “A lot of fans are basically fans of fandom itself. It’s all about them. They have mastered the ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’ universes or whatever, but their objects of veneration are useful mainly as a backdrop to their own devotion. Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”
  • Here’s The Real Mess In Higher Education

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    “Expensive gambles, unforeseen losses, and investments whose soundness has yet to be decided have raised the price of a college education so high that today on average it costs eleven times as much as it did in 1978. Underlying the anxiety about the worth of a college degree is a suspicion that old methods and the old knowledge will soon be eclipsed by technology.”
  • Louvre Predicts 30 Percent Increase In Attendance

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    “We have learned that the Louvre forecasts it will attract 12 million visitors a year by 2025, a 30% increase on the 9.3 million recorded for 2013, which made it the best attended art museum in The Art Newspaper’s annual attendance survey.”
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  • The search for a voice

    Michael Johnson
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Designer Michael Johnson of johnson banks, looks back at his recent visit to India, where he found a design scene that is beginning to reflect the country's unique and rich visual language... On my first ever trip to India, I managed to embarrass myself before I'd even landed. As the plane banked and approached the runway, I noticed multiple blue rectangles on the ground and thought 'wow, that's a lot of swimming pools'. Those 'pools', I soon discovered, were the blue tarpaulin roofs of the slums by the airport, protection against the imminent monsoon. Before stepping off the plane I already…
  • Taxi Stockholm launches unusual city guide

    Eliza Williams
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Swedish cab firm Taxi Stockholm has launched Taxi Trails, a new website for tourists that uses data from millions of taxi journeys to highlight the top destinations in the city. Designed by Swedish ad agency King, the site aims to offer tourists a guide based not on the opinion of critics but on the places where local residents really go. The site features a map of the city with the areas visited highlighted by 'heat' – the more orange an area is, the more of a 'hotspot' it is. Searches can be refined to look at the most popular destinations over the last week and also the journeys taken…
  • Scotland Can Make It!

    Rachael Steven
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Glasgow studio Graphical House has designed visual identities for two cultural initiatives launched to commemmorate the Commonwealth Games - one celebrating Scottish manufacturing and design, and another reflecting on Glasgow's relationship with the slave trade... The projects are part of Glasgow's 2014 Cultural Programme, organised by Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The first, Scotland Can Make It!, is a collection of six souvenirs designed and manufactured in Scotland and curated by local organisation Panel. The collection includes a pair of…
  • New type

    Rachael Steven
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Our latest round up of new and noteworthy type designs, publications and exhibitions includes a look at McDonald Gill's lettering for military headstones, a custom typeface for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and a new book from Unit Editions exploring type and image... An idiosyncratic A to Z First up, though, is Lucienne Roberts' elongated alphabet for a new exhibition at The Wellcome Collection. The Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition presents bizarre and unusual objects from the museum’s collection, each corresponding with a letter of the alphabet to present an A to Z…
  • Spot the Stop!

    Creative Review
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our latest edition of Monograph, free with subscriber copies of CR, features 15 full stops from typefaces in the Monotype archive. How many typefaces can you spot? (Bonus points for the designer's name and year)... In July this year, Monotype celebrated the last 100 years of type in design, with the Century exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center in New York, presenting archival pieces from design and cultural institutions. The graphic identity for Century, created by Pentagram Design's Abbott Miller, included over 1,000 full stops taken from Monotype's typeface collections, covering…
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  • How Music For Dance Is Different From Music For Music

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    “One of the most important skills for dance conductors is the ability to keep a steady tempo without becoming inexpressive or mechanical. They can’t rely on spontaneous rubatos or accelerations to create excitement or pathos. (It would throw off the dancers.)”
  • Newly-Released James Joyce Letter Reveals How Press Hounded Writer

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The letter, which belongs to the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, shows how reporters went to great lengths to discover details of the ceremony Joyce had tried to keep a secret. The author told his son that anyone who thinks he married as “a publicity stunt he must be a congenital imbecile”.
  • The New Fandom – It’s All About The Fans

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    “A lot of fans are basically fans of fandom itself. It’s all about them. They have mastered the ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’ universes or whatever, but their objects of veneration are useful mainly as a backdrop to their own devotion. Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.”
  • Here’s The Real Mess In Higher Education

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    “Expensive gambles, unforeseen losses, and investments whose soundness has yet to be decided have raised the price of a college education so high that today on average it costs eleven times as much as it did in 1978. Underlying the anxiety about the worth of a college degree is a suspicion that old methods and the old knowledge will soon be eclipsed by technology.”
  • Louvre Predicts 30 Percent Increase In Attendance

    Douglas McLennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    “We have learned that the Louvre forecasts it will attract 12 million visitors a year by 2025, a 30% increase on the 9.3 million recorded for 2013, which made it the best attended art museum in The Art Newspaper’s annual attendance survey.”
 
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    Art Market Blog - artmarketblog.com

  • Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com Bonhams have announced the appointment of Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, signaling Renfrew’s departure as Director Asia and Member of the Executive Committee of Art Basel. He will take up his new position in September and will operate from the brand new Bonhams saleroom in Hong Kong on the 20th floor of One Pacific Place. In his position with Bonhams as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, Renfrew will be “responsible for defining the strategy for…
  • Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Art Auction Partnership – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Art Auction Partnership – artmarketblog.com In a surprising move that evokes memories of their past failed partnership, Sotheby’s has announced a partnership with with eBay to make art and collectibles from Sotheby’s live auctions available to eBay’s 145 million active buyers. The two companies have joined forces to develop what they describe as “an innovative online platform that will make it easier for millions of people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles.” eBay and Sotheby’s will…
  • Book Review: “The Supermodel and the Brillo Box” – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Book Review: “The Supermodel and the Brillo Box” – artmarketblog.com When Tracey Emin’s controversial artwork “My Bed,” which as most of you will know consists of an unmade bed, smashed the auction record for the artist when it sold for a whopping 2.5 million pounds at Christie’s in London on July 1, 2014, it just so happened that I was reading a fantastic book on the art market that explores the inner workings of the often secretive and opaque contemporary art world. The book in question is The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the…
  • Google Launches Street Art Project, Sotheby’s Honours Banksy – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:17 am
    Google Launches Street Art Project, Sotheby’s Honours Banksy – artmarketblog.com Despite the predictions of certain art world identities that street art was nothing more than a fad, it hasn’t gone away. In fact the market for street art has only strengthened in recent years with prices continuing to rise in conjunction with the increased recognition from the cultural sector. Street art has been given another major boost by Google who today launched a new project aimed at documenting and preserving street art from the around the world through the Google Art Project. Developed in…
  • Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Triumphant Coming of Age – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    17 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Triumphant Coming of Age - artmarketblog.com Hong Kong’s status as a duty-free port has been a point of concern for gallerists, collectors, and curators in the city for a number of years. It has been suggested that the local art scene could be overshadowed or overwhelmed by collectors using the city as a transactional thoroughfare for purchasing the work of Western artists through the major Western gallery juggernauts that have launched branches in Hong Kong – Gagosian and White Cube, for example. But if the 2014 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong is anything to…
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    MAKING A MARK

  • In praise of the older artist - Mary Anderson Grierson

    Katherine Tyrrell
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    It would appear that one of the perks of working for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for a long time is you get a bench outside the Palm House on your retirement or death. I came across a bench... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Two People's Choice Awards

    Katherine Tyrrell
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The Derwent Art Prize offers two opportunities for the public to vote for the People's Choice Award in relation to the artwork selected for exhibition and - this year for the first time - all entries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 28 July 2014 - Who's made a mark?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    I've had three weeks off from blogging. The first week was because I had a bit of a shock health wise, ended up in hospital facing a battery of tests and decided to take it easy for a few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • There will now be an interlude.....

    Katherine Tyrrell
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    I'm taking a break from blogging for a week or so while I give some priority to other things going on in my life - but will hopefully be back soon. Here's a new drawing..... City of London from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Edward Sutcliffe wins BP Travel Award 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Edward Sutcliffe with Copycat - with Li Wu DaOil on canvas, 150 x 60cm This is the proposal which won Edward Sutcliffe the BP Travel Award 2014 (£6,000). Any artist who submits work for the BP... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Quick study: Greg Allen's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS, working conditions, more

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Greg Allen is making paintings again, and this time he's painting them himself. According to AnimalNY,Artist, critic and our go-to appropriation expert Greg Allen has turned joke tweets by artist Jayson Musson (and sometimes internet art critic “Hennessy Youngman”) into paintings. Jokes such as, “I think Moby is on the N train rn but you just can’t go asking small bald white men if they’re Moby. That’s racist.” Ha! Naturally, Allen has done so without permission. He has, however, credited  @TheRealHennessy and announced the painting series on his…
  • Otto Piene is dead

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
     According to BBC News, Otto Piene died on Thursday, shortly after the opening of an exhibition of his work at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie. He died in a taxi en route to the exhibition where he was working on "More Sky,"  a sky art event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow.Click for full story / links
  • Food and beverage art: Coates, FOODshed, Honeycutt, Beavers, and more

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    In the early 1990s, Rikrit Tiravanija began organizing exhibitions around cooking Thai food. A practitioner of what ultimately came to be known as Relational Aesthetics, Tiravanija was interested in the social interaction that revolved around cooking and eating. Today, artists are more likely to be thinking about our complex relationship with food itself--how we produce it, distribute it and consume it.[Image:  Jennifer Coates, Picnic, 48 x 48 inches, 2013 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, c. 1590, as Vertumnus, the Roman God of plant life, growth, and the change…
  • On FILM: Richard Linklater’s school of life

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Richard Linklater’s acclaimed movie Boyhood is as good as advertised – a forceful and mesmerizing story about growing up in America. Perhaps not incidentally, the movie also shows how an eventful and emotionally challenging childhood might yield an artist.Click for full story / links
  • EMAIL: Mike Cloud's shopping list

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    I recently received an announcement for "Bad Faith and Universal Technique," Mike Cloud's September solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery. Cloud, born in 1974 in Chicago, graduated from Yale MFA in 2003 and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. I have met him at the BC final critiques, where he has a gentle and insightful presence, offering resonant comments to each of the students as they presented their projects, but I've never seen any of his work. According to the press release:Cloud appropriates well known symbols to reexamine historical events or phenomena, exploring the…
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • A Productive Two Weeks

    Martha Marshall
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I have been working nonstop on new work for Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa. Here are the first paintings for the gallery, previously shown in progress. It’s a little hard to tell the paintings from the table cover, wouldn’t you agree? And here are the finished pieces in a grouping. I feel good about these, and have just finished another series of them, which I’ll show in subsequent posts. Each of these panels is 8 inches square and 2 inches deep. Filed under: abstracts, small abstracts Tagged: abstracts, acrylics, art process, cradled panels, mixed media, paintings, small…
  • When It Rains, It Pours

    Martha Marshall
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    And I mean that in a good way! This past week has brought all kinds of new things brewing with my art. I sold two collages to a nice new collector in Australia, created some large digital works for a design project, and got an email from a gallery saying they were very low on my paintings and would I please send more. In the process, I was able to get a “yes” from the gallery for me to send them three large pieces that I had in my inventory. Shipments of the 3 large paintings and the two collages went out on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. With the money from the sale of my…
  • Summer in the Garden

    Martha Marshall
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Summer has kicked in full force here in the garden. It’s still a work in progress, and I’m very much on a learning curve with it. Every year I try something new, just to see if it can grow in this specific climate zone. Some might be veggies or varieties I haven’t had before. Not all are successful, but many are. Here in the Deep South there tend to be a predictable array of traditional vegetables, and locals are generally not experimental. In almost any backyard garden and farmer’s market you are going to see tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, squash, peas, and okra. I have most of…
  • Collage Using Citra Solv Paper

    Martha Marshall
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:55 am
    Citra Solv paper is one of my favorite things to have in the collage stash. It provides many wonderful accidental effects and unexpected colors. This first collage is a new one. The Citra Solv paper is the black and white piece at the top, and the bottom piece is from a sheet of hand painted paper, using a big brush and bold strokes in thin acrylic. (Click the link above for instructions for making these beautiful papers using Citra Solv cleaning solvent and pages from old National Geographic magazines.) Other magazines can be used too, but National Geographics have the best inks for this…
  • Painting for No Apparent Reason

    Martha Marshall
    28 May 2014 | 4:52 am
    Window to Beyond -Acrylic on Canvas, 16×20 inches I came across the picture on my computer yesterday.This painting was sold at least 6 years ago. I don’t see the picture often, but it was nice to see it again. It was one of my first very textural paintings. I think if you click on  it you will see more detail. I’ve made it my computer’s wallpaper for a while. For the past few days I have felt the need to paint. I don’t mean just the urge, or the impulse, or the desire to paint. But the need to paint. To paint for no apparent reason. Just for myself. Doing collage…
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    Kirsty Hall

  • Le Tour De Hebden (part three)

    Kirsty
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Eh bien, le Tour de France a été et disparu. We’ve waved and cheered the riders as they sped past and now it’s time to bid farewell to the colourful windows as Hebden gradually returns to what passes for normal around here. So here is the final part of my Tour De France essay. There’s been such a surfeit of yellow in the town that it comes as a bit of a relief to see shops using different colours. I liked the stark graphic nature of this wallpaper on display in decorating shop, Colour Yorkshire. Colour Yorkshire Tour Window, Hebden Bridge, July 2014. Photo by Kirsty Hall…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part two)

    Kirsty
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Only one day to go before the Tour comes whizzing through Hebden Bridge and excitement is rising. According to Twitter, the Co-Op has run out of food already. There is bunting everywhere, including on our street, and Le Grand D’Party! is taking place in the town centre this afternoon. So in surprisingly timely fashion, here is the second part of my documentary photo essay on the local decorations… Many of the shopkeepers have made windows that are in keeping with the ethos of their shop. Cabbages and Cushions, a decorating shop, have found some charming bicycle wallpaper and added an…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part one)

    Kirsty
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    OK yes, I do know that the Tour De France is going to other places apart from Hebden Bridge but we shall not speak of it. You see, I have no interest in the actual cycling part but I have been hugely enjoying all the creative responses to the Tour in the shop windows of Hebden. The town is buzzing with bicycles and the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival at the moment and I have been documenting both as a way of gently easing myself back into blogging after far too long an absence. So I hope you enjoy this photo essay from my funny little town. Simplicity can be hugely effective. Paper yellow jerseys…
  • Scars And Oysters

    Kirsty
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:10 am
    I have a scar on my left knee. It has been there for more than 30 years. I was about 7 when I fell hard onto a Yorkshire pavement and grit worked its way deep into the graze. I raised such merry hell about having it cleaned, that my mother missed some of the dirt. There is nothing left on the surface now, just a faint black line drawn deep into my flesh but I carry a piece of Yorkshire within me. Perhaps that’s why I chose to return here, like a fish heading home. The need to make art is like this. A scar that heals but remains visible. The grit in the oyster. Artists talk of ideas that…
  • Pelt in progress

    Kirsty
    15 Sep 2013 | 7:32 am
    During the summer my occasional art assistant, The Wonderful Z, helped me get my studio up and running. I’d already carved out a studio area in my bedroom but because it hadn’t been organised properly, it had devolved into a dumping ground. So we decluttered, moved furniture around and made sure that I had everything I needed within easy reach. Although I’m still very unwell, it’s made a huge difference and my productivity has markedly increased. Before: Studio before: Kirsty Hall, July 2013 After: Studio after: Kirsty Hall, July 2013 The Wonderful Z also installed a…
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    Art Print Issues

  • 89 Cheap Ways to Promote Your Art Business

    Barney Davey
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Discover easy cheap ways to promote your art business here. Here are some useful suggestions for you to promote your art career. You will find links to other Art Print Issues posts in the list. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

    Barney Davey
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur? As an artist seeking to make a living, or at least generate income from selling your art and related products, you are a small business owner,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Selling Art with a Back Story

    Barney Davey
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I have been reading with fascination The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art, a new book by economist Don Thompson. As Georgia Adam... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Replay

    Barney Davey
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Happy July 4th! Pour some bad ass awesome sauce on your art career. We are taking a break this weekend to celebrate our national holiday in the U.S. Here is a replay of an article first published in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Makes People Buy Your Art?

    Chris Davies
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:18 pm
    What really makes people buy your work? Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza It’s an age-old question, “What makes people buy your art?’ Editor’s Note: Guest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Haseltine Venetian sunset

    Charley Parker
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Santa Maria della Salute, Sunset; William Stanley Haseltine Beautifully Turneresque light in this view of Venice by American landscape painter William Stanley Haseltine. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Via @metmuseum]
  • Lisa Gloria

    Charley Parker
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Lisa GLoria is a painter from Illinois. Though she paints a variety of subjects, her focus is on still life. She is largely self-taught, and has developed a style with a nice balance between refinement and painterly immediacy. She now shares her experience in “virtual workshops” and videos, as well as in occasional process articles on her blog.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Edmund Kanoldt pencil drawing

    Charley Parker
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    View of Benevento, Edmund Kanoldt On Google Art Project. Downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Getty Museum. A beautifully complete, but still economical, graphite drawing by the 19th century German landscape artist. I love the way he has handled the tone and textural variation in the distance, middle ground and foreground — particularly his gestural definition of the trees.
  • Chase Stone

    Charley Parker
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Though New York based illustrator Chase Stone does editorial and conceptual illustration as well, he excels in particular at fantasy illustration. One avenue for his fantastical imaginings is Magic: The Gathering, his illustrations for which are not only beautifully realized, but have a dramatic mythological flair. His website is essentially a Tumblr blog. The gallery on the site of his Illustrators Representative, Richard Solomon, has a good sampling of his work, along with a process step-through. He also has a gallery on deviantART.
  • Paul W. McCormack (update)

    Charley Parker
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Since I last wrote about Hudson River Valley based portrait artist Paul McCormack way back in 2006, he has established a new website which, I’m glad to say, features much larger images of his work (click on the images for enlargements). McCormack also maintains his McCormack Studio website, which includes additional paintings in watercolor and oil, as well as graphite drawings. It also lists the roster of his classes and workshops, books, and his custom designed watercolor palette. As much as I admire his refined oil portraits (images above, bottom three) and beautifully finessed pencil…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Botany for Illustrators

    ArtPlantae
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Here is some news shared with me by a reader in Washington, DC. Sign up soon, this class begins in September. Here is the latest at Classes Near You > Washington DC. United States Botanic Garden (USBG) www.usbg.gov The U.S. Botanic Garden was established in 1820 and is managed by the U.S. Congress. The garden […]
  • BioCommunication

    ArtPlantae
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    I recently read a keynote address delivered at the 2010 conference of the BioCommunications Association. It was given by Domenic Screnci, Executive Director for Educational Media & Technology at Boston University. In his address he reflected on the field of biocommunication and how biocommunicators each rely upon a unique set of skills that took them […]
  • An Invitation to Explore Thorns, Spines and Prickles

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    By The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation invites you to view Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles from September 18 to December 18, 2014. This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect […]
  • Exhibitions Examine Art, Nature, Gardens & Food

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    Looking for a fun summer excursion? Begin your search on the Exhibits to Visit page. Many events have been posted during the past week. Birders, botanical illustrators and naturalists are sure to find something of interest. Here are the most recent entries: Audubon’s Birds of America University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Philadelphia, PA […]
  • Introduction to Scientific Illustration at ‘Running with Scissors’ Studio

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Gretchen Kai Halpert www.gretchenhalpert.com Gretchen Halpert is a scientific illustrator and biologist with many years of experience creating illustrations for the medical field, for scientific research, and for commercial clients. Gretchen also teaches classes in the book arts and leads journaling classes. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor August 7, 2014 10 AM – 4 PM An […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • One Horsepower

    AtContent Guest Author
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Going down the back roads of Galatia it is not an uncommon sight to come across and Amish horse and Buggy. The sound of the rhythmic beat of the hooves and the calming picture of a time all but forgotten makes for a peaceful image.
  • PORTRAIT OF LEAD SUFFRAGETTE GOES ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHTY YEARS

    RobinM
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    PORTRAIT OF LEAD SUFFRAGETTE GOES ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHTY YEARS Emmeline Pankhurst’s arrest at Buckingham Palace by an unknown photographer, 21 May 1914Copyright: National Portrait Gallery, London A newly acquired portrait of Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, has gone on public display for the first time in eighty years, the National Portrait Gallery announced today, Thursday 24 July. The portrait accompanies a new display of photographs and archive material marking 100 years since the campaigners staged their final and most violent protests, including an…
  • NEW PORTRAITS BY GRAYSON PERRY FROM HIS CHANNEL 4 SERIES ON BRITISH IDENTITY TO BE DISPLAYED IN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

    RobinM
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    NEW PORTRAITS BY GRAYSON PERRY FROM HIS CHANNEL 4 SERIES ON BRITISH IDENTITY TO BE DISPLAYED IN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Grayson Perry Photo: Penguin BooksCopyright: Jochen Braun Politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male transsexual, Northern Ireland Loyalist marchers, and X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new display by Grayson Perry, to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, and to be featured on his new Channel 4 series. In Who Are You? (25 October 2014-15 March 2015) 14 portraits of individuals, families and…
  • New works inspired by JMW Turner created by Olafur Eliasson for Tate Britain

    RobinM
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    New works inspired by JMW Turner created by Olafur Eliasson for Tate Britain Olafur Eliasson Colour Experiment No #57 exhibited 2014 © 2013 Olafur Eliasson Olafur Eliasson: Turner colour experiments 8 September 2014–25 January 2015 (Press view 8 September) Admission Free, Clore galleries, Tate Britain #ColourExperiments The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free 10 September 2014–25 January 2015 (Press view 8 September) Admission £15 (£13.10 concessions) or £16.50 (£14.50 concessions) with Gift Aid donation Linbury Galleries, Tate Britain For public information call +44…
  • SNOWDON GIVES 130 OF HIS MOST ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HIS ARCHIVE TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AS MAJOR AUTUMN DISPLAY IS ANNOUNCED

    RobinM
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    SNOWDON GIVES 130 OF HIS MOST ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HIS ARCHIVE TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AS MAJOR AUTUMN DISPLAY IS ANNOUNCED David Bowie by Snowdon, 1978Copyright: Snowdon/Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. Coinciding with a new monograph published by Rizzoli, Snowdon: A Life in View(26 Sep 2014-21 Jun 2015),…
 
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    Art Threat

  • Just For Laughs: Gregg Proops & Paul F. Tompkins

    Kristi Kouchakji
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Greg Proops: “These are the bad old days.” The word on the street is that this Whose Line Is It Anyway? veteran has a remarkably intelligent and perceptive take on Quebec politics, and that he’d done nearly a half hour on that during his first show at Wiggle Room this year. Surprisingly, none of that came up the second night of his run and some who had been there both nights say that Proops did an entirely different set the second…
  • Just For Laughs: Jerrod Carmichael, Nikki Glaser & Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It

    Kristi Kouchakji
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-lady Rape About Comedy Starring her Pussy and Little Else With a title like “Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It” and a no-pants-performance gimmick, it is easy to assume this show is a deconstruction and subversion of rape jokes and rape culture. What it mostly is, however, is a defence of rape jokes under the guise of free speech. Truscott’s thesis seems to be essentially that rape is bad,…
  • Just For Laughs: David O’Doherty & What Would Beyoncé Do?

    Kristi Kouchakji
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyoncé Do? Despite some terrible promotional copy, Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyoncé Do? seemed promising. A single 30-something woman moving back in with her mother holds a lot of potential for comedy gold, as well as discussions about the economic reality facing under-40s and Beyoncé’s status as a new feminist icon. While Omielan is funny, charming, and completely unafraid to share some of her darkest…
  • Daniel Higgs at Café Oto: A refuge of cultural integrity

    Michael Lithgow
    28 Jun 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In the mosh pit of global corporate excess that claims so much of London (UK) circa 2014, Café Oto is an oasis of cultural intelligence and inspiration. I popped in last night to check out Daniel Higgs and Michael Zerang, and I wasn’t disappointed. Daniel Higgs (formerly of Lungfish) is a compelling performer: part troubadour, part sacred chanteur, part angry prophet, all the while plucking and playing a 5-string banjo like a sitar. Michael Zerang accompanied on percussion and was particularly rivoting with his hand drum. In their more electric moments there was something almost shamanic…
  • Montreal Fringe: Hue Man & The Dysmorphia Diet

    Kristi Kouchakji
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Hue Man: He Volution An exploration of socially constructed male gender roles through puppetry and video art, Hue Man: He Volution is an interesting concept that doesn’t quite work. The pre-show here includes a PowerPoint presentation about sexist terms that need to be retired, all of which pertain to concepts of masculinity. This is the closest the show comes to verbalizing any ideas, as the rest of the performance is silent puppetry, mime, and heavy-handed video, all set to a cheesy new-age score. The puppet character, literally born from a box into a childhood documented entirely on…
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    Daily Art Fixx - Art Blog: Modern Art, Art History, Painting, Illustration, Photography, Sculpture

  • Henry Moore: 1898 – 1986

    Wendy Campbell
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Recognized as the most important British sculptor of the 20th century, Henry Spencer Moore was born on July 30, 1898, in Castleford, Yorkshire. Moore had an early interest in sculpting however he began his career as a teacher in Castleford. After serving in the military during World War I, Moore studied at Leeds School of Art on an ex-serviceman’s grant. In 1921 he won a Royal Exhibition Scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art in London.  Between 1924 – 1931 Moore was an Instructor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy. His first solo exhibition was held at the…
  • Beatrix Potter: 1866-1943

    Wendy Campbell
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on July 28, 1866  in South Kensington in London, England,  Beatrix Potter is best known for her  illustrated children’s books. She was an author, illustrator, mycologist, farmer, and conservationist. Potter came from a  wealthy family and although her father was a barrister, he devoted much of his time to his passions of art and photography. He and Beatrix’s mother Helen were socially active associating with many writers, artists, and politicians. Potter had a lonely childhood and was educated at home by a governess. By the age of eight, she was filling sketchbooks with…
  • Pressure + Ink: Lithography Process

    Wendy Campbell
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Interesting overview on the lithography process. Produced by MOMA, discovered on ArtBabble.org.
  • Alphonse Mucha: 1860-1939

    Wendy Campbell
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Alphonse Maria Mucha was born on July 24, 1860 in Ivančice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) and is known for his prominent role in shaping French Art Nouveau.  Mucha loved art as a child but studied on a choral scholarship at the Church of St Peter in Brno, the capital of Moravia.  In 1875, Mucha returned to Ivančice where he worked as a court clerk. After his rejection from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in 1878, Mucha traveled to Vienna to work as a scene painter for the firm of Kautsky-Brioschi-Burghardt.  In 1881, he left Vienna and moved to Mikulov (Czech Republic) where he paintied…
  • Edward Hopper: 1882-1967

    Wendy Campbell
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on July 22, 1882 in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper is considered to be one of America’s greatest realist painters of the twentieth century. Hopper studied illustration with the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City in 1899 and then at the New York School of Art between 1900 and 1906. He studied painting a year later with William Merrit Chase and then Kenneth Hayes Miller and Robert Henri. In 1906 Hopper traveled to Paris, London, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels to study works by European artists.   Returning to New York in 1907, he painted and worked…
 
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    Jeannine Cook's Art Blog

  • Environments that Help Artists

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Every artist instinctively seeks an environment that helps them create their art.It is not always so easy to find either the place, nor the time and serenity to create, however.  Every artist knows those stumbling blocks.  Sometimes they are easily surmounted, other times it is not so easy.Sometimes, luck intervenes too.  In my case, Lady Luck definitely came calling this summer.   For a multitude of reasons, it has become difficult to have the time to spend in my studio, so I have been fortunate enough to be able to slip away for a while to different art…
  • The Power of a Line

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    I saw a really interesting small exhibition that came from the Josef and AnniAlbers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.  It was at the Fundación Juan March in Palma de Mallorca and will be at the Museo de Arte Abstracto Españolin Cuenca from now until October 5, 2014.  Josef Albers: Process and Printmaking (1916-1976) was a small exhibition, divided into three sections.His first woodblock prints, in black and white, are a far cry from the vivid colours and abstractions of his later work in the United States.  Albers was first inspired by the coal mining landscapes of his…
  • Le Géant bourguignon qui habite le village d' Argentenay

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Vous entrez dans une fret  lumineuse, spacieuse, où les verts sont intenses, infinément variés. Le sentier serpente, invite à se délaisser, à explorer.Et soudain on voit une boule de mousse, ornée d’une fleur vivement rouge, suspendue d’une branche.  Puis, en voilà une autre…  Ainsi, les yeux vers les cîmes des arbres, on aperçoit, d’un coup, le Géant Vert qui vous contemple de son hauteur impressionnanteLe Géant Vert, Argentenay, photo de Michelle Anderson BinczakSon créateur, le sculpteur Alain Bresson, l’a créé de deux érables vivants qui ont…
  • Land Art, Burgundy Style

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    That’s life for you, isn’t it!  All of a sudden, there is so much of fascination to blog about and share with the world, and at the same time, there is the quandary of what to do… blog or draw?  And there are only those twenty-four hours in the day, alas.Nonetheless, I will burn the midnight oil a little to celebrate a wonderful event that I was privileged enough to share this weekend.  In a green and harmonious forest, deep in Burgundy, France, there is now a magically glowing Green Giant, a living forest sculpture created by Alain Bresson, a noted French artist.Alain…
  • Colour versus Black and White

    9 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    When you are surrounded by brilliant, sunlit hues and above the sky is blindingly blue, it is easy to be captivated by colour and want to translate it into your art.  We all resonate to colour, and it is and always has been the dominant approach to painting.  Nonetheless there are those, artists and art lovers, who also resonate to black and white and shades of monochrome in between.I read of a perfect summation of this difference in an El Pais article about the resurrection of the Leica camera, once considered the ne plus ultra of 35 mm. cameras for most of the 20th century. …
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    The Aesthetic Elevator

  • The Arts: More important than economics

    pcNielsen
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’ve seen a lot of commentary lately stating how important the arts are to the economy, how important artists are to employers in our current economy. While this might be true, I fear more important and enduring reasons for supporting the arts are being forgotten in the rush to justify them to our modern culture. Recording culture, asking difficult questions, exploring feelings that words cannot express or simply creating for the sake of beauty are all more valuable to individuals and society-at-large than propping up the GDP. While I understand why organizations are leaning this way in…
  • Art as a competing commodity

    pcNielsen
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Yeah, yeah, my first post in more than 16 months. Priorities change when your time is munched (i.e. you have a toddler). If you’re interested in what I’ve been trying to focus on the past year plus, see ScissortailArtCenter.org. Keyword “trying.” Regarding my own mostly futile attempts at sculpting, the following quote sums up where I’ve found myself at this point in life as an artist (assuming I actually get regular time to make art in the coming months per the current goal): “Culture and music are just competing commodities. The things that we really…
  • Does an artistic education ever end?

    pcNielsen
    25 Mar 2013 | 5:42 pm
    I started my college education majoring in architecture. This made perfect sense, really. I’d been spending hours upon hours, of my own accord, after school and during the summers drafting floor plans for houses since the sixth or seventh grade. While my friends went to parties or played ball (granted, I loved to play football or tennis or ride bikes with them too), I was often in my room, at my desk, putting to paper some sort of ingenious home design. After two years pursuing architecture formally, I ended up changing majors for tangential reasons — reasons not related to my love…
  • Learning to play tug with the dog

    pcNielsen
    16 Mar 2013 | 6:46 am
    Apparently I can’t upload this directly to Facebook, so I guess I’ll post it here! An animated gif of my son learning to play tug with the dog, and the dog learning to play tug with the baby. Filed under: Photography
  • Consumerism ≠ cultured

    pcNielsen
    10 Mar 2013 | 6:44 am
    Wonderful observation made by W.H. Auden in 1967, quoted at Opus: Again, while it is a great blessing that a man no longer has to be rich in order to enjoy the masterpieces of the past, for paperbacks, first-rate color reproductions, and stereo-phonograph records have made them available to all but the very poor, this ease of access, if misused — and we do misuse it — can become a curse. We are all of us tempted to read more books, look at more pictures, listen to more music than we can possibly absorb, and the result of such gluttony is not a cultured mind but a consuming one; what it…
 
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    Living the Dream

  • Today in Seoul

    Shadra
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    My summer vacation is coming to an end. For the past two weeks I have been visiting my dear friend Taeeun Yoo in Seoul, Korea. We spent our time drawing around Seoul, eating great food, working, and exercising together. It has been truly restorative. Today, my last day here, Taeeun conducted a printmaking workshop for me. I am most comfortable working in watercolor or pen, but am always eager to expand my artistic vocabulary. First, I started with a drawing. Printmaking is wonderful because it forces you to think about shape and color first. Whereas, with other painting techniques, you are…
  • Ashley’s Island

    Shadra
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing minor damage to the island but briefly leaving people without power and water. The day that we drove up was perfectly sunny and calm. The farthest north I had ever driven was to Boston back in 1999 when my mother took me on a college tour. BU was one of my choices. I had never given New England much…
  • Stepping Outside

    Shadra
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:26 am
    I just put a second coat of stain on half of my deck. It’s been three years since I moved into this place, and until this summer, my backyard remained unfurnished and unused, which is a shame because it was one of my favorite features of my townhouse. This summer I committed and purchased patio furniture from IKEA, but once I laid everything out, I realized that the deck floor was coated with years of mucky grime and algae. After giving it a much needed scrubbing; once the wood dried, the deck also needed staining and sealing. My virgo sun couldn’t let the work go unfinished.
  • Making vs. Marketing

    Shadra
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    Earlier this week, I received this e-mail from a good friend of mine, Maggie Suisman, asking how to balance marketing work with making work. I think this is a question that many of us ask ourselves, so I thought I would share a bit of my own experience. Hi Shadra! I just saw your article on your blog “Just Keep Working”. You were so honest — and how helpful to be reminded that I am doing this first and foremost because I love making art. My summer break from teaching has begun and I am diving into the submission process for my dummy, Aysa Reads and my general portfolio. I…
  • Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

    Shadra
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:15 am
    When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love with C.L.O.U.D.S. and fueled my passion for breaking into the field with her “Talking with Artists” series. Not only has Pat been a great role model through her work and life, she has also been an amazing mentor and friend. I sent a few questions her way to host our conversation here on Living the…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Summer Art Exhibition: Verve of Abstraction; The Substance of Form

    Karin Maraney
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    If you’re looking for a summer art exhibition to breathe some freshness and vibrancy into your day, you’ll want to check out Agora Gallery‘s shows. Get off the dusty streets and relax in the cool, refreshing environment of a gallery where the walls display creativity and originality at their best. The exhibits open on July 29 and run until August 19, and the opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 31. Come and enjoy the art, the atmosphere and the experience! Carol Brooks Parker, Aurora Over Inuksuk in Snow Verve of Abstraction presents the work of…
  • The 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a well-known art contest that has been running for nearly thirty years. The juror is different every year, but is always someone with wide experience of the art world and market, often attached to prestigious institutions. This year the juror was critic, curator, writer and educator Mr. Carlo McCormick, and it was his job to select artists for the various award categories. One of the prizes was participation in an exhibition in Chelsea, New York’s famous art district, and this summer, Agora Gallery will be proudly hosting that exhibit.
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Art news from around the world: At 3pm this afternoon, the president will award the National Medals of Arts – to these people. The third-highest grossing criminal trade in the world over the past 40 years? Art. Minus large endowments, a rich board, or global stature, the Museum for African Art’s design will need rethinking. There’s this great new contemporary arts complex… In Jersey City. The artist who uses Facebook to make his audience feel like constant visitors in his studio. A fascinating look at Russia’s famous Hermitage and how it has been affected by…
  • First Annual Wearable Art Event: Chelsea Art Walk 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Last night, Agora Gallery had the great pleasure of featuring in the annual Chelsea Art Walk, an open event that extends from 16th to 30th Street in Chelsea. After usual business hours, galleries open their doors to the public for panel discussions among artists and specialists, book signings, open studios, and special receptions. At Agora, we invited the art walkers to participate in our Wearable Art Photoshoot, a project to explore how New Yorkers incorporate creative expression into their daily attire. Sharee Danker molds her Continental Divide bracelets from brass and copper. When…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Art news from around the world: Is the Russian avant-garde market awash with fakes? Artist resale rights bill gains support in Congress. US museums provide emergency support for high-risk works of art in Syria. Selling openly faked works – an attractive next career stage for a convicted forger. He even has an exhibit! Why is running an Italian art museum such a nightmare job? Popular stories from the week: The interesting – and creative – consequences of a pill given to help sufferers of Parkinson’s. ‘Stability in motion’ – the art of continual…
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    Newcity Art

  • News: Alderman’s Mural Program Halted by Inaccessible Funds

    Art Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    A celebrated mural initiative has stalled in its third year due to withheld funds in City of Chicago accounts. The 25th Ward program commissioned international and local street artists to paint on public walls in Pilsen, Chinatown, Little Italy and Heart of Chicago. Alderman Danny Solis of the 25th Ward initiated Art in Public Places (AiPP) in […]
  • Review: Fires Will Burn/DePaul Art Museum

    Assistant Art Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The archive is a reminder, a catalogue of documents that help us imagine and encounter the past. DePaul Art Museum’s “Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art from the Permanent Collection,” features works that explore social justice issues from the 1930s to the present—an era shaped by Roosevelt-backed New Deal programs and other social activism […]
  • News: Major Arts Supporter Ruth Horwich Has Passed Away

    Assistant Art Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ruth Horwich died on Monday, July 21, at ninety-four years old. She and her late husband Leonard were renowned art collectors and supporters of numerous Chicago art institutions. Since the 1950s, they collected work by Chicago Imagists, European Surrealists, and the works of many unknown, young, self-taught and folk artists. Their collection also includes many […]
  • Eye Exam: A Quick History of Chicago’s Art and Tech Boom

    Art Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
      By Jason Foumberg A museum survey of Chicago’s innovative glitch art scene opening this month provides a good moment to revisit the city’s deep legacy of media arts. This is where contemporary art intertwines with emergent communications technologies—video, analog and digital computers, and repurposed commercial imaging technology—whatever artists could get their hands on. The […]
  • Review: Ethel Stein/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED With her mastery of craftsmanship and design, Ethel Stein, born 1917, might now be the master weaver at the Bauhaus had it endured as long she has. This retrospective, spanning 1982 through 2008, suggests that her primary concern in those years was the pictorial potential of work produced on an old-fashioned drawloom, photographs of […]
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Last days to get in on the free Art Licensing Info Staycation 2014!

    Tara Reed
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m not kidding… registration closes on Sunday, August 3rd and the Staycation begins Monday morning! So if you haven’t registered yet, do it now! Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to…
  • Where to go for help with art licensing contracts

    Tara Reed
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Contracts – the back bone of an art licensing business.  If you understand the implications of how the contracts are written and are able to negotiate a win-win deal, you can do well.  If you don’t and just sign whatever is put in front of you, you could create a bad situation for yourself. So where do you go to learn the basics and where do you go for help with specific situations?  Here are some resources to get your started: eBook:  How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts by Maria Brophy and Tara Reed This eBook is a great guide to understanding how the contracts work,…
  • Relationships trump talent

    Tara Reed
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    After meeting with manufacturers in person at a few trade shows over the past few months this simple truth has become CRYSTAL CLEAR to me… Relationships trump Talent. Time after time my clients talk about an artist they started to work with and how their art was good but working with them was a nightmare.  One at least one occasion, they said they were going to drop the art and look for someone easier to work with – and “do you have anything that might fit the bill?” Yes.  You need great art that is on target for what manufacturers need for their products. But you…
  • Sometimes you are Luke, and sometimes you are Yoda…

    Tara Reed
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Warning:  Star Wars analogy to follow.  :) In life, most people are Yoda to some and a Jedi to others.  You teach and you learn… but are you truly aware of the role you are playing in different relationships? I have been trying to be more aware and conscious of who helps me and how I help others lately.  I can get lost in all the things I still want to do that I forget to stop and acknowledge what has been done. In art licensing, Paul Brent is one of my Yoda’s and I’m his willing Jedi… but to new artists wanting to figure it out I may be the Yoda in the…
  • Got the end of the summer blues? Spend August upping your game with the Art Licensing Info Staycation!

    Tara Reed
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to look forward to on a Monday! During the four weeks you will learn: The basics of art licensing How to “package” your art to appeal to…
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  • Anna & Elena Balbusso, Le Horla by G. De Maupassant,...

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Anna & Elena Balbusso, Le Horla by G. De Maupassant, Editions Milan, image posted with the permission of the artists. Their work, Mermaid. Men Who Wish To Drown (Tor.com), will be exhibited as a part of the group exhibition, Spectrum 2014, Museum of American Illustration of the Society of Illustrators, New York September 02, 2014 - October 18, 2014
  • Gif from the film, Under the Skin (2014) starring Scarlett...

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Gif from the film, Under the Skin (2014) starring Scarlett Johansson (via operationfailure: misfittoys)
  • Charles Huettner, Untitled, 2013

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Charles Huettner, Untitled, 2013
  • Charles Huettner, Untitled, 2014 Ivan made a gif of my toy man...

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Charles Huettner, Untitled, 2014 Ivan made a gif of my toy man character, so I made a gif of his thunder thighs character from Siblings of the Storm!
  • Anna & Elena Balbusso, Tristan et Iseult (Tristan and...

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Anna & Elena Balbusso, Tristan et Iseult (Tristan and Isolde), by Anne Jonas, Editions Milan, France, image posted with the permission of the artists. Their work, Mermaid. Men Who Wish To Drown (Tor.com), will be exhibited as a part of the group exhibition, Spectrum 2014, Museum of American Illustration of the Society of Illustrators, New York September 02, 2014 - October 18, 2014
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    Happy Famous Artists » Blog

  • Malevich – Revolutionary of Russian Art @ Tate Modern

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Tate Modern stages a unique retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, offering a view of the artist’s oeuvre from his early figurative paintings, through the invention of Suprematism in 1915, to a late period during which he returned back to figuration. With many of the artists’ greatest works, it offers a possibility to witness his vision and revolutionary spirit in a thorough and unprecedented way. (Photos on Flickr) The chronological setup of the retrospective positions Malevich’s work in a direct social and political context of the late 19th and the early 20th century…
  • Digital Revolution @ Barbican

    Happy Famous Artists
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Digital Revolution is the new blockbuster at Barbican – it is a story about digital creativity across the arts, showcasing technology-driven projects from a wide range of media. Rich on immersive experience, but somewhat lacking depth and critical core, it make us think of William Gibson’s famous quote “the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet”. (all our photos are on Flickr) The show starts with a range of early hardware, computer games and other digital paraphernalia and takes you slowly into more and more immersive experiences such as…
  • New release by Palgrave Macmillan: The Supermodel and the Brillo Box

    Happy Famous Artists
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Supermodel and the Brillo Boxis a new book by economist Don Thompson, author of the successful The $12 Million Stuffed Shark. Written in the same engaging style, and centred around the same theme, namely What are the reasons behind extreme prices at the highest levels of contemporary art? the new book takes off where the previous one ended: on the threshold of the 2008 financial crash. Don Thompson writes not just about facts and economic factors, but also digs into many personal stories of major collectors, artists, dealers and auction houses, shedding light on how they all…
  • Interview with Constant Dullaart

    Happy Famous Artists
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:02 am
    Entering Constant Dullaart’s show Stringendo, Vanishing Mediators at Carroll/ Fletcher is like stepping into a Matrix. An immersive world where Photoshop filters, brushstrokes, masks and marching ants come to life in unexpected forms, where Google search box recites its Terms of Service in a seductive voice and where a lonely piano plays an autistic version of Together in Electric Dreams.   Jennifer_in_Paradise 12 lenticular prints depicting an idyllic image of a young woman sitting on a beach get distorted, as you pass along them in the gallery. They are part of ongoing series of…
  • Best of Frieze New York 2014

    Happy Famous Artists
    15 May 2014 | 12:45 pm
    In the tradition of our Best of Frieze London post, here’s what caught our eye in this year’s New York edition. Altogether a very decent and grown-up affair, no follies and outrage, but also no great surprises. Star dealers and artists kept it tasteful and conservative, even the newbies bet on subtlety and skilfully–executed gradients. These galleries and artworks stood out for us amidst all the good taste: Best stand without a stand Marian Goodman nailed it with an installation of Dahn Vo’s work suspended from the ceiling. For the first time, collectors could see all 24…
 
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    Daniel Cool - Gay Art Blog

  • Rubberpride

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    RUBBERPRIDEAcryl, Leinwand  50 x 70 cm  2014
  • Parasite

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Jüdisch bolschewistischer Beamtenschmarotzer Acryl, Leinwand, 40 x 40 cm, 2014
  • Love

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    LOVEAcryl, Leinwand  40 x 70 cm  2014
  • RUHR.CSD

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    E I N L A D U N GKomm zu meinem Ausstellungsstandam 2. August 2014am RUHR.CSD in Essenwww.ruhr-csd.de
  • Spende

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Am RUHR.CSD in Essen kannst du dieses Bild erwerben. Der Verkaufserlös erhält die gemeinnützige Organisation Quarteera. Sie setzt sich für die russischsprachige LGBT in Deutschland und deren Freunde ein. www.quarteera.de Das Bild habe ich meinen Freunden gewidmet. Es sind Stars, Künstler, Kommentatoren und Hobbymaler aus dem Kunstnet.www.kunstnet.de
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  • CJ Hendry IT Bag Series - Drawn With A Pen

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CJ Hendry is an exceptionally talented artist. Plain and simple. She has blown us away and created a major reaction among the art-buying public. Her large-scale, black-and-white, pen-on-paper images are simply astonishing. They are so incredibly detailed and perfect that it is hard to believe that they are in fact unique, one-of-a-kind works of art, and not reproductions of a photograph.   CJ Hendry’s creative process starts with the selection of the object, continues with taking more than 100 photographs of the object to discover the shadows and angles that best present the…
  • Small Is The New Big

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many of the trends we are seeing – and liking - in retail, hospitality, services and even urban planning, deal with smaller size because a strong, growing segment of us is tired of Big. We want small, independent, pop-up, mobile, local, rogue. But – and this is an important but – we want it served up to us in a professional manner, we do not want amateur fumbling even from the smallest providers. In essence, we want what we cannot have from the mega-malls, big boxes, airports, big brands or grocery giants. And that leads to another important ‘but’. We want small…
  • Francoise Nielly Prints

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Francoise Nielly's massive, colorful portraits are delicious to look at. Even more wonderful – and particularly infuriating to those of us who have timidly dabbled in painting – is to watch her create them. She, in her confident, strong hand, wields her painting knife shaped like a miniature garden trowel, and makes painting look easy like cake frosting. She paints her vivid, passionate canvases — some as large as 78 x 25 inches (195 x 62 centimeters) -- from black-and-white photos, further proof of her unfailing ability to interpret light, shadow, hue and tone by applying…
  • Danish Fashion and Textile Association Office

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architect and designer Helle Flou, founder of Copenhagen-based HelleFlou, was responsible for the design of the offices for the Danish Fashion and Textile association (Dansk Mode og Textil) and Kopenhagen Fur. The offices are located in the fabulous 1835-built, heritage-listed A.N.Hansen mansion at the corner of Fredericiagade and Bredgade in the Fredriksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. The move together of the two organizations established a anew home and innovation centre for their cooperative effort called KicK initiative(Kopenhagen Internationle Center for Kreativitet).
  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
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    Vinyl Art

  • Jay-Z

    Daniel Edlen
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Money and power don't change you, they just further expose your true self. - Jay-Z
  • Jerry Garcia

    Daniel Edlen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know. - Jerry Garcia
  • David Byrne

    Daniel Edlen
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that. - David Byrne
  • Marvin Gaye

    Daniel Edlen
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. - Marvin Gaye
  • Freddie Mercury

    Daniel Edlen
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. I'd say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there! - Freddie Mercury
 
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  • Launching of New Website

    Nandini Moitra
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Aakriti Art Gallery believes in representing a broad spectrum of visual language , style and concepts to reach out to the art community and beyond. It has always been our endeavor to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of art forms.  With this idea in mind the new website has been constructed to equip the art lover . The new updated website along with the collection has several new sections which would include ‘Collectors Corner’, ‘Evaluate’, ‘Deal’, ' Affordable Art’and ' Find Buyer'. Each of these features would make the website more interesting. Collector’s…
  • Exhibition :: Ramkumar Drawings from 60's (01 August - 30 August 2014)

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and  senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A Hungerford Street, Kolkata, 700017. His works are being displayed in Kolkata after two decades or so, and this is a rare opportunity for the art-collectors and art-lovers to be in-front of these mesmerizing drawings, done in early sixties, in pen and ink on paper. Drawings are from the celebrated phase of his Varanasi creations, and so far have been in his collection only. The show is curated by poet and art-critic…
  • Call for Artists-GenNext VIII

    Nandini Moitra
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Call for Artists: GenNext VIII GenNext’, the Annual Exhibition of Aakriti Art Gallery held every year in the month of October, was conceptualized as an initiative to set up a fresh focus on the contemporary art where the pathfinders to enunciate this project would be the young generation. The focus here is on the works of young and upcoming artists and their interpretation of contemporary issues through art.  The first GenNext was held in October 2006. The real motivation behind the ‘GenNext’ show was to promote the creative potential of young talents below forty years. A clear and…
  • The Show will continue till Monday 7th July 2014 daily between 11 noon to 7 pm (expect Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

    sumita sahoo
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
  • Exhibition : Engaging with Changing Landscape (01 July 2014 -10 July 2014)

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    ENGAGING WITH A CHANGING LANDSCAPE See the Exhibition Online http://aakritiartgallery.com/exhibitionindetail.php?exid=96&exname=Engaging%20with%20Changing%20Landscape ARTIST’S WORKSHOP HELD DURING 23 TO 25 JANUARY 2014  at Bachhawat Estate, Madhupur, Barasat, organized by Bachhawat Foundation. With abundant facilities in hand to host artist’s residencies at the Bachhawat Foundation and the added advantage of a print making studio in place, it is only natural that the foundation feels the need to activate the space with the presence of artist’s, and art activities. As an initial…
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    Tara Reed Designs

  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

    Tara Reed
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Once or twice a year, I take the trek across the country from Oregon to Atlanta for the Gift Show in Atlanta.  The biggest show of the year is in January, and the next best thing is July. (Not a lot “next best” about the hot and humid weather in my opinion… but I do love what I do and sometimes you risk the elements to do it!) I just got back and thought I’d share a little bit about what it’s like. One thing I love about going to Atlanta is the public transportation – for $2.50 I can get from the airport to the show at Peachtree Center – and it only…
  • SURTEX 2014 is a wrap!

    Tara Reed
    24 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    My business year is pretty much from SURTEX to SURTEX.  I’m either doing follow up from one year or planning for the next… it’s the biggest single investment of time and money in my business and the biggest source of leads. So what is SURTEX?  It’s the premiere trade show for licensing and selling art and design and it is solely focused on art. While the Licensing Expo (held each June in Las Vegas) has an art & design section, it’s primarily for movie, television, sport and big brands… with a little part for art.  At SURTEX, manufacturers and…
  • The annual pilgrimage to SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 May 2014 | 3:47 pm
    For the tenth May in a row, I’m about to print my boarding pass and head to the big apple for the SURTEX show.  SURTEX is a premier trade show for artists who license their art to manufacturers to put on products – which is what I do.  My business year seems to go from SURTEX to SURTEX… the ebb and flow of following up from the show to preparing for the show.  It’s a BIG DEAL. It’s a BIG DEAL in that it is an investment of time, creativity and of course money to exhibit.  There is the emotional roller coaster of “am I ready? – am I good enough?
  • Jungle print kitchen storage available for a limited time on Zulily!

    Tara Reed
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    I’m back on Zulily!  I’m thrilled that this time it is through a client and I don’t have to do any fulfillment personally. If you love jungle prints and great deals you might want to add a touch of wild to your kitchen!  These products are only available at these prices Friday, April 25 – Sunday April 27, 2014 on Zulily.com What are you waiting for? Go grab yours before the deal is extinct! 
  • Hop on over to Lowe’s for a fun two-sided flag for Easter!

    Tara Reed
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    I’ve been designing garden flags for several years now… this most recent flag was an artistic challenge that was worth the result!  I was asked to create the “back side” of the Easter bunny and chicks that were selected so the flag could be two sided.  While I normally don’t have to do that and make sure everything lines up, it was an effort of trial and error. But now that I have this flag in my front yard it makes me SMILE every time I leave the house or return home. (Honestly, I think I’m more enamoured with seeing their little bottoms when I head out…
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Last days to get in on the free Art Licensing Info Staycation 2014!

    Tara Reed
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m not kidding… registration closes on Sunday, August 3rd and the Staycation begins Monday morning! So if you haven’t registered yet, do it now! Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to…
  • Where to go for help with art licensing contracts

    Tara Reed
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Contracts – the back bone of an art licensing business.  If you understand the implications of how the contracts are written and are able to negotiate a win-win deal, you can do well.  If you don’t and just sign whatever is put in front of you, you could create a bad situation for yourself. So where do you go to learn the basics and where do you go for help with specific situations?  Here are some resources to get your started: eBook:  How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts by Maria Brophy and Tara Reed This eBook is a great guide to understanding how the contracts work,…
  • Relationships trump talent

    Tara Reed
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    After meeting with manufacturers in person at a few trade shows over the past few months this simple truth has become CRYSTAL CLEAR to me… Relationships trump Talent. Time after time my clients talk about an artist they started to work with and how their art was good but working with them was a nightmare.  One at least one occasion, they said they were going to drop the art and look for someone easier to work with – and “do you have anything that might fit the bill?” Yes.  You need great art that is on target for what manufacturers need for their products. But you…
  • Sometimes you are Luke, and sometimes you are Yoda…

    Tara Reed
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Warning:  Star Wars analogy to follow.  :) In life, most people are Yoda to some and a Jedi to others.  You teach and you learn… but are you truly aware of the role you are playing in different relationships? I have been trying to be more aware and conscious of who helps me and how I help others lately.  I can get lost in all the things I still want to do that I forget to stop and acknowledge what has been done. In art licensing, Paul Brent is one of my Yoda’s and I’m his willing Jedi… but to new artists wanting to figure it out I may be the Yoda in the…
  • Got the end of the summer blues? Spend August upping your game with the Art Licensing Info Staycation!

    Tara Reed
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to look forward to on a Monday! During the four weeks you will learn: The basics of art licensing How to “package” your art to appeal to…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
      1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is one of my favorites at EBSQ. Gretchen Del Rio’s Spirit Bear stands out on the EBSQ front page this morning. 2. Voting has begun in the July EBSQ Online Exhibits! Cast your vote now for EBSQ Ripped Off 2014, Flower of the Month: Dianthus, and Plein Air: Found Reflections. Voting ends Aug. 8th. 3. Words can inspire and words can kill your spirit. Surround yourself with positive people. – Need a pick-me-up? Read Will Terry’s blog post: Don’t Let Them Crap on your Art. 4. Too incredible not to share –…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well. – Vincent van Gogh Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, pinterest, poetry, quotes, Vincent Van Gogh
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    1. This week’s featured Friday artist is Natasha Wescoat and her magical siren painting, A Little Birdy Told Me. 2. The Art of Copying – a history, a business, and a tool. This is an excellent blog post from Dinotopia creator James Gurney. 3. This week I want to invite my fellow artists to take a look at a Kickstarter campaign – Pictures at an Exhibition. Even $1 will help, but if you can’t donate to the campaign can you share it with a few friends? This is a fusion of Art and Music: Join us on an adventure as a young woman journeys through the art that inspired…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Art Just Is. – Marc Johns So what are you waiting for? Follow EBSQ on Pinterest for more Inspiring Messages.  Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, Inspiration, marc johns, pinterest, quote
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
      1. This week’s featured art work is Heroin Harlequin by Jenny Berry. I invite you to explore Jenny Berry’s portfolio. It’s rich in texture and moods! 2. Free PDF Ebook: MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTIST – A GUIDE TO BUILDING A BALANCED, SUSTAINABLE ARTISTIC LIFE. 3. EBSQ Artists have you found your partner for the 14th Annual Ripped Off Exhibit?! Let us know who you are teaming up with on Facebook. 4. Have you seen the huge parrot sculpture gracing London? Well, take a look at this: Giant Art Picnic Engulfs Swiss Countryside 5. Watch and enjoy! Filed under:…
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    museworthy

  • An Artist Unearthed

    artmodel
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    To disobey a person’s wishes in the event of their death seems an inconsiderate thing to do. I know I’d be pissed if the instructions I left behind were ignored. But in some rare instances it might be wise to respectfully defy the wishes of the deceased. Such is the case of Arthur Pinajian, an Armenian-American artist who died in 1999 and whose body of works were discovered in 2007 in a dilapidated cottage in Bellport, Long Island. With no heirs or loved ones with a vested interest, Arthur Pinajian insisted that after his death his artwork be thrown in the garbage –…
  • Light Years

    artmodel
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I was going to open my birthday blog post with some “wise” and insightful quote about how aging is really a liberating, beautiful experience full of maturity and honesty or whatever, but come on . . . those quotes are all horseshit. And if anyone tells me that as a woman at 46 I am “ripening” they’re getting a knee to the groin. Ripening? What am I, a banana? It goes without saying that I am grateful to be alive, healthy, and celebrating a birthday as opposed to, you know, NOT celebrating one. On the other hand, I can’t exactly bring myself to jump for joy…
  • A Brief Interlude

    artmodel
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Hey gang. I’m gonna hit the beach in East Hampton for just a couple of days. It’s a short getaway but a welcome one. As long as the weather cooperates I’m ready to don my bikini and feel warm sand between my toes. I’ll be back very soon, and there’s plenty of blogging to come! I was going to post a beachy, summery art image, but today was Rembrandt’s birthday so I’m going to honor him instead. Here’s one from the master, Woman in a Doorway, year 1657. Cheers everyone Filed under: painting Tagged: Art, painting
  • Beacon

    artmodel
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    O grace abounding, whereby I presumed So deep the eternal light to search and sound That my whole vision was therein consumed! In that abyss I saw how love held bound Into one volume all the leaves whose flight Is scattered through the universe around; How substance, accident, and mode unite Fused, so to speak, together, in such wise That this I tell of is one simple light. Yea, of this complex I believe mine eyes Beheld the universal form – in me, Even as I speak, I feel such joy arise. – Dante Alighieri, il Paradiso, Canto XXXIII Wash sketches of me by Eleni Papageorge, created…
  • Musical Passages

    artmodel
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Last month the jazz community, and music world at large, said goodbye to the great Horace Silver, a consummate jazz pianist and fixture on the Blue Note recording label. Silver was a founding member one of my favorite hard bop groups, The Jazz Messengers, with drummer Art Blakey. Universally admired by his fellow musicians, Horace Silver performed and composed for decades, and mentored many young jazz artists. He died of natural causes at the age of 85. The classical music world has recently seen passages of a different sort. The New York Philharmonic has bid a fond farewell to two prominent…
 
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    Feed the Beauty

  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

    sophielumen
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Thank you Jacky, for taking your clothes off with such grace and aplomb. But God bless you even more for baring your soul. I cried when she cried-little tears of empathy, big tears of relief. We’ve been caught up in the advertising industry’s messages of ageism and skinny-ism for decades…waaay too long. This video shares […]
  • Survive to Thrive

    sophielumen
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: age quotes, aging, aging gracefully, boomers, Feed the Beauty, healthy aging, Nikki Giovanni, seniors, The Art of Aging
  • There’s a New Revolution

    sophielumen
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:Spring Rapture by Jo Louca I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies,…
  • German Seniors Channel Hollywood Big Movie Calendar

    sophielumen
    23 Jan 2014 | 9:49 am
    A senior care provider in Essen, Germany, the Seniorenstift corporation Contilia, was inspired to recruit some of its residents to pose as Hollywood stars from famous movie scenes as part of a calendar. The models, ranging in age from 75 to 98 year old, posed as Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Liza Minelli for  for starters. Here we […]
  • The Art of Aging Creed by Sophie Lumen

    sophielumen
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: 50+, aging, aging gracefully, healthy aging, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Creed
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    Hyperallergic

  • A Glimpse of Edward and Jo Hopper in Their Studios

    Jillian Steinhauer
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Edward Hopper in his studio, 1965 (screenshot via YouTube)This wonderful two-minute video will take you inside Edward and Jo Hopper’s New York City studio in 1965. Presumably clipped from a documentary of some kind and put on YouTube by L’Atelier des Archives, the black-and-white footage shows the two artists hard at work in their adjoining studios, with Hopper tackling his painting “Chair Car,” which looks almost complete. The sound quality is awful, but you can just make out the narrator attempting to channel the somber mood of Hopper’s art in his voiceover:…
  • Larry Rivers Foundation Sues Former Chelsea Hotel Owner

    Jillian Steinhauer
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A detail of Larry Rivers’s “Dutch Masters” hanging in the Chelsea Hotel in July 2010 (photo via robotclaw/Flickr)The Larry Rivers Foundation is suing developer Joseph Chetrit, the former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, over a missing painting that once hung in the hotel’s lobby and that the foundation has been trying to recover for three years.Filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on July 28, the foundation’s complaint, obtained by Hyperallergic, is directed at Chetrit and the companies Chelsea Dynasty LLC and Chetrit Management LLC, both of which…
  • Inside the Magnificent Lobby of a Classic Skyscraper

    Michael Groth
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Exterior signage at 233 Broadway (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)The Cass Gilbert–designed Woolworth building was the world’s tallest when it was completed in 1913, and while it relinquished that title long ago, its gothic exterior is still a commanding presence on Broadway. And for those interested in the architecture and history of downtown Manhattan, the Woolworth’s lobby remains an excellent place to start.Dubbed the “Cathedral of Commerce” for its intricate detailing and monumental scale, the Woolworth’s cross plan layout, massive barrel-vaulted…
  • Polly Apfelbaum Plays with Pattern

    Sarah Cowan
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Installation view, ‘Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book,’ Clifton Benevento, New York, 2014 (all photos by Andres Ramirez, courtesy the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York)Among the sleek catalogues at the entrance to the Clifton Benevento Gallery sits a tattered hardcover, its paper jacket ripped to reveal the plain binding. This is artist Polly Apfelbaum’s copy of A Handweaver’s Pattern Book. Published in 1944 by Marguerite P. Davison, it’s the idiosyncratic bible for four-harness weavers, a how-to encyclopedia for an art form defined by the threat of…
  • A View from the Easel

    Philip A Hartigan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    CHICAGO — The 73rd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio — just check out the submission guidelines.Robert Forman, Hoboken, New Jersey, (site)My studio is in a converted 1898 Fire House. One of Engine Company 5′s claims to fame is that Frank Sinatra’s father was once the captain here.As a Fulbright Scholar, I have spent a lot of time in Mexico, as can be seen by the bags and weavings hanging on my walls.The cat’s name is Sampson.The beer bottles are for my current picture…
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    Living Undone

  • Salve For Uncertain Times

    Cathy
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    “FINE LINE” 11x11x4″, m/m _____________________ “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,…
  • Gimme That Creme Brulee

    Cathy
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    matches, earth, 24×24″ 2006 ______________________ –by Anne Lamott Many mornings I check out the news as soon as I wake up, because if it turns out that the world is coming to an end that day, I am going to eat the frosting off an entire carrot cake; just for a start. Then I will move onto vats of clam dip, pots of crime brûlée, nachos, M & M’s etc. Then I will max out both my credit cards. I used to think that if the world–or I–were coming to an end, I’d start smoking again, and maybe have a cool refreshing pitcher of lime Rickeys. But…
  • Little Ditty

    Cathy
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    detail of ceramic sculpture, 2003 _________________________ “I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.” - Mary Oliver I sing to my dog. I sing because I live alone. Shame be damned, I SING! My singing is just a shorter, more potent bridge to her than even petting or playing.. I see this is true because her whole being listens to my nonsensicality and her eyes begin to glisten as the lids get heavy in a hypnotic way. My heart slows. Her heart slows. Singing allows insta-communion between us. She doesn’t know…
  • Ready

    Cathy
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    hand-painted terry robe, 1986 _______________________ “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. ” -Hugh Laurie – actor I had lunch yesterday with a friend I had not seen in over 10 years. She is in partnership with MS too. She is a shining, radiant gorgeous being in every way. I watched her struggling with a cane for balance and it literally hurt my heart. This brought…
  • The Seduction of Magical Thinking

    Cathy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    untitled 3′x5′ m/m 1994 ___________________ Positive thinking, law of attraction teachings, science of mind, visualizations etc are often not enough to get us into the integrated space to receive and create from a place of deep wholeness. It is through feeling, releasing and getting comfortable with the entire spectrum of our emotions that we can truly and deeply create an authentic and abundant life. For too long, many people have been attempting to get to the other side of the rainbow through a spiritual by pass, which attempts to deny, minimize or suppress the emotional body.
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister

    Ayanna Nahmias
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]
  • Changing Egypt: Nine Men Convicted of Sexual Assaults

    Allyson Cartwright
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:03 p.m. DST, 28 July 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey last year showed that Egypt has been the worst Arab country for women. A swell of gang rapes, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, and other crimes against women have been on the rise since the Arab Spring. […]
  • Immigration Policies: Two Countries Address the Global Expat Dilemma

    Vinita tiwari
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:23 a.m. DST, 25 July 2014 “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt This phrase by one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American presidency affirms the fact that […]
  • International Volunteer Series: Two Amazing Young Men Serve in Gumbo, South Sudan

    Olivia Elswick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 02:38 a.m. DST, 23 July 2014 GUMBO, South Sudan — In this final installment of the International Volunteer Series, I invite you to get to know Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, now living together in Gumbo, South Sudan after feeling called to […]
  • Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

    Ayanna Nahmias
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]
 
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    CRAFTS IDEAS FOR KIDS

  • How To Create Decorative Boxes

    Editor
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
      Children, especially girls, are indispensable various boxes to store favorite trifles. It’s much simpler just to buy decorative boxes.  However, it is more interesting when the child alone or in cooperation with the parents make usable object. Material for work: carton napkins with interesting motif glue for napkin technique brush For this opportunity, you can use any Read more ...
  • The Best St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschool Kids

    Editor
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:13 am
    My favorite Irish holiday is definitely St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is celebrated all around the world. There are many ways to mark this day with children in kindergarten. This time we present you the most beautiful crafts for kids dedicated to St Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschool kids #1 St. Patrick’s Day Read more ...
  • Very Nice Christmas Tree

    Editor
    27 Dec 2013 | 12:16 pm
    This is an interesting and educational game where children during the decorating of a Christmas tree learn to appoint, recognize and distinguish colors. The lower parts of the plugs are firmly glued to the Christmas tree and each contain a lip color identical to the cap. Kids are tasked to find colored plugs identical with Read more ...
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • MANSERVANTS: BRILLIANT OR BAD IDEA?

    alli woods frederick
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
        THIS is not a joke.  I know you’re going to think this is a joke.  This is not.  This is not a joke.  This is real.  This is a real business offering real services to real people…and I absolutely love it. I’ve never seen a more honest (I’m talking about the strippers…ladies, am I right?) ad in my life and it’s so hilariously tongue in cheek I couldn’t stop laughing.  I applaud this company for breaking boundaries and setting a new standard.  So what is this groundbreaking company?   INTRODUCING MANSERVANTS ::  MANSERVANTS.COM AD  ::   Now before…
  • BILL MURRAY COLORING BOOKS & INDOOR THUNDERSTORMS

    alli woods frederick
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
          ANOTHER month come and gone.  They tick by so quickly.  Soooooo quickly.  Too quickly.  (Something I’m most definitely NOT liking).  And with the end of another month comes another Postscript.  I wish I could tell you some amazing personal tales of adventure and excitement, of joy and blessings, but the fact of the matter is that this month has, for me at least, sucked some serious ass. *Shrugs*  It happens.  It can’t be all awesomeness and gum drops all the time, so here’s to the end of one craptacular (one meaning mine and if it applies to you as well then…
  • ADORABLY CREEPY SCULPTURES

    alli woods frederick
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
      WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: THE ADORABLY CREEPY SCULPTURES OF SCOTT RADKE – MY FAVORITE KIND OF WEIRD.       Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES :: ALL WORKS © SCOTT RADKE ::     The post ADORABLY CREEPY SCULPTURES appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • SOOKIE TALKS LOVE & SARAH IS A SAVIOR

    alli woods frederick
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
      *YOU KNOW THE DRILL.  SPOILERS GALORE SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK*   DO YOU have any idea how hard it is for me NOT to make every single True Blood Tuesday about Pam and Eric?  Well, it’s hard.  It’s really f’ing hard.  They slay me.  (There I go with my bad puns…again.  I know.  Sorry.) This week’s episode,“Karma,” kicked off with another of Pam and Eric’s brilliant exchanges:     Pam – “This is bullshit.  I imagined my death many times but I never thought I’d meet the sun in someplace with wall to wall carpet.” and then with a smirk and a…
  • DOUBT AND FAILURE: ONE WILL DESTROY YOU.

    alli woods frederick
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
        A BASIC FACT ABOUT DOUBT AND FAILURE     So stop doubting and stop being afraid of failure.  Failures are how we learn.  Failures are how we become better.  Failures can lead to our greatest work.  Doubt creates fear and impotency.  So which one’s worse?  I take failure over doubt any day.  I hope you will too. Don’t let doubt destroy your dreams.     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  WORDS OF WISDOM ©2014 ALLI WOODS FREDERICK  ::  FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS WITH ALL YOUR HEART – BIJDEVLEET  ::  …
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    Visual News

  • This is How Math Geeks Eat Their Bagels

    Paul Caridad
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Much like a Reeses cup, there is no wrong way to eat a bagel, unless you’re gluten intolerant. But there is a more mathematically sensible way to create more surface area for your cream cheese, unless you’re lactose intolerant. Although I suppose this math nerd fun would also work on Gluten-free bagels with dairy-free cream cheese. So geek out with Stony Brook University research professor George W. Hart as he shares a mathematically correct bagel cutting guide that would make your geometry and trigonometry teachers proud. See Also National Flags Created From the Foods Each…
  • Fallen Leaves Cut Into Striking Silhouettes

    Benjamin Starr
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Artist Omid Asadi has been transforming fallen leaves using just a craft knife and a needle – and in the process, giving them a new art filled life. A hole here, a slice there, and fantastic silhouettes appear out of the fragile brown shapes. Asadi has been cutting away at a wide range of subjects – everything from celebrity portraits, to artwork inspired by a friend’s tattoo, and wild animals. In most cases, his works smartly play off the natural shape of the leaf they embellish. See Also The Closer You Look, The More You See. New Paper-Cut Masterpieces from Bovey Lee “Art…
  • Is This the Perfect Alarm Clock? Wake Up to Joshua Renouf’s Barisieur

    Benjamin Starr
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Joshua Renouf’s new alarm clock might be the most sublime way to greet the day: his Barisieur alarm clock is also a coffee-maker. In an intriguing mix of high and low tech, the charming design combines classic wood detailing and glass brewing apparatus, with induction heated ball bearings that clink together to gently bring you to consciousness. Combine that with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and this is one perfect way to awaken. Renouf says the coffee maker is also intended to encourage a ritual before going to sleep, one which “signals the body and mind that it is time to unwind…
  • Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?

    Shawn Saleme
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Around the world there are millions of soldiers, and all of them need to eat. Some are currently in a conflict, others are in training and some are just waiting. When in the field, the standard meal is an MRE, or “Meal, Ready-to-Eat.” Typically, these ready made meals come with a small instant heat pack to warm the contents of the foods provided. See Also National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With Redditor itsrattlesnake created a photo series of the MREs from a number of countries and each one has its own unique taste. The French have their…
  • Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

    Paul Caridad
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
      Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in…
 
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    Createquity.

  • [Createquity Reruns] Beyond Gamification: Alternative Models for Games in Arts Organizations

    Ian David Moss
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    (Our weeklong celebration of Createquity’s Jackie Hasa concludes with the second installment of Jackie’s analysis of the role of games in the arts. This entry explains why so-called “gamification” is weak tea when it comes to exploring the true potential of interactivity, and offers a number of suggestions for how arts organizations can make better use of the principles of gaming in their programming. -IDM) In my first post on games and the arts, I wrote that the massive growth of the video games industry in the last 20 years is motivating the integration of game…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Games and the Arts in the 21st Century: An Introduction

    Ian David Moss
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    (Jackie Hasa week at Createquity continues with the first entry in Jackie’s two-part series on games and the arts, likewise dating from Jackie’s time as a Createquity Fellow in the spring of 2012. Enjoy! -IDM) The idea of using games as a new way to engage audiences has gained immense traction in the last 5 years. The museum world in particular has seen a great deal of discussion on this topic, from Nina Simon’s dozens of posts to this year’s Museums and the Web conference; these conversations are a natural outcropping of a much larger discussion about games in our everyday…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Parklets: Coming Soon to a City Near You

    Ian David Moss
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    (Last week may have been tax policy week at Createquity, but it doubled as John Carnwath week, as both of the articles he’s written for the site were featured. So this week we’re following suit with three articles by Jackie Hasa, who likewise joined the Createquity editorial team in June. This one was Jackie’s first article for the Createquity Fellowship back in March 2012 – an examination of the phenomenon of parklets in San Francisco and their implications for the arts. – IDM) The original PARK(ing) Day parklet. Credit: Rebar In the last year, parklets have…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Bottom Line on Film Tax Credits

    Ian David Moss
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    (Tax policy week at Createquity concludes with our most popular article thus far in 2014, John Carnwath’s investigation of the value of tax credits for film and television. Are they worth the hassle? Maybe, but probably not to the extent that lawmakers in New Jersey, California, and Austin think. -IDM) Photo by vancouverfilmschool. Some rights reserved. About a year ago the New York Times ran a series of articles on corporate tax breaks, complete with a web-accessible database of state tax incentives for businesses. All in all, the Times discovered 1,874 state and local incentive…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Deduction for Charitable Contributions: The Sacred Cow of the Tax Code?

    Ian David Moss
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    (Tax policy week continues at Createquity with this doozy of an analysis from editorial-board-member-to-be John Carnwath from April 2013. Believe it or not, thanks to some stellar performance in Google search rankings, an article about tax policy is now Createquity’s most-read blog post of all time! And for good reason, as John’s article expands beyond the usual rhetoric and surfaces some creative solutions in the debate around the charitable tax deduction that just might satisfy everyone. -IDM) photo by Martha Soukup In his most recent budget proposal, President Obama is seeking…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Frank Stella @ Leslie Feely Gallery

    Brett Baker
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Michael Klein reviews the recent exhibition Frank Stella: Works from 1971 to 1987 at Leslie Feely Gallery, New York. Klein writes "What I ... appreciate and admire is his restlessness and almost relentless need for invention and exploration. He addresses painting as a proposition. In that proposition exist many solutions and permutations and the possibilities of precisely how far you could push the notion of painting into something that might actually evolve into sculpture. If Sol Lewitt moved painting from the canvas to the wall, then Stella moved painting into the third dimension. He…
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Apocalypse

    Brett Baker
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Anja Foerschner blogs about Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Apocalypse drawings which will be on view in the exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War in the Getty Research Institute Galleries from November 18, 2014 – April 19, 2015. Foerschner writes: "The story of Revelation, as the Apocalypse is described in the bible, became a popular topic in European art. Many artists, including Otto Dix and Max Beckmann, addressed the theme of the apocalypse in a metaphorical way. German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, however, approached the theme in a literal way. Kirchner’s…
  • Summer Abstraction in NYC

    Brett Baker
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Tamar Zinn blogs about several summer shows in New York featuring abstract painting including: Eccentric Abstraction, curated by Bill Weiss, at Frosch & Portmann featuring work by David Hayward, Leslie Wayne, Mamie Holst, Richard Allen Morris and Bill Weiss (through August 3); Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971 at Tibor de Nagy, featuring works by by Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Friedel Dzubas, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Ralph Humphrey, Kenneth Noland, and Kendall Shaw (through August 1); the Summer Invitational at Elizabeth Harris featuring works by…
  • Mike Olin: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Brian Edmonds photo blogs a visit the to studio of painter Mike Olin. In his artist statement Olin writes: "I believe the best you can do as an artist is to be yourself. Nothing is as original as the individual and your self is the most you can offer. We have our own sets of experiences, no one is quite like us. The background of the self is the universe. I want all persons to be able to respond to my work, and am interested in the forms involved in this. That said, I am working in the field of the history of art making, of painting, and gladly participate."  An extensive 2013…
  • Dominic Beattie

    Brett Baker
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Sam Cornish considers the work of Dominic Beattie. Cornish writes: "The most pleasing quality of Beattie’s art is its physicality, when he achieves a solid, tactile image, with figure and ground fused together. Generally he will build up layers before cutting through them and rearranging these parts, quickly arriving at combinations be could not have foreseen, and cannibalising nearly completed works into each other. In the best of them the decisiveness with which he cuts his material (on occasion he has used garden shears to chomp through layers of hardboard) meets an equal…
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    Dead Doodles

  • The Doodle Dojo Neatoshop Giveaway

    Dan Wolfe
    6 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Win yourself a free tee from my Neatoshop Store.To celebrate me getting my Neatoshop Store up together, the very lovely guys there have let me run a giveaway. They will print and ship out free shirts to two lucky winners to anywhere in the world!Entering couldn't be easier. All you need to do is visit my Neatoshop Store and pick your favourite design. Then head to my Facebook page, click like and leave a comment on the post I linked telling me which shirt you want to win. Share that post with your friends (you wouldn't want them to miss out would you?) and you are done. All that's left is to…
  • Sketching and New Stores

    Dan Wolfe
    31 May 2014 | 2:12 am
    Howl's Moving Castle Sketches on Etsy.Its been a long time since I updated this blog again. I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that I am rubbish at blogging. Luckily I'm much better at keeping social media sites up to date. So if you like my pics and want to see more of them you should probably follow me in some other place. I've got a newsletter that I send out around once a month and there's a whole bunch of other sites you can follow me on. Like Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and I'm even on Pinterest!On to the art now though. I've been getting actual pens and paper out a…
  • Cornetto Anyone?

    Dan Wolfe
    5 May 2014 | 10:06 am
    Anyone fancy a Cornetto? We've got Strawberry, Original and Mint.The Cornetto Trilogy. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. They are such a classic series of films that I just had to draw something about them. So here's my tribute. Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost really did a great job with these parodies of their (and my) favourite movie genres. Its hard to pick a favourite out of them, and if you have one, I think its probably because you have a favourite type of movie that matches up. In fact, just thinking about which is my favourite is making me want to go and watch…
  • Camelot Dogs

    Dan Wolfe
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    On second thought, lets not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.One of these days I'm going to remember to update this site more often. But today is (probably) not that day! Until then you are just going to have to put up with random updates when I  feel like it. And today is one of those days!So here is a Monty Python design for you. King Arthur and his band of adventurers off on a mission to retrieve the Holy Grail. They aren't really as cool as the guys from Pulp Fiction, but regardless I thought they would look pretty good in this classic movie poster pose. They certainly are off on a…
  • Happy Valentines Day!

    Dan Wolfe
    14 Feb 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Sending a very special hug your way, look out!Its Valentines Day! I may be a little late but I'm here. I did this design especially for the most loving time of the year. A time when everyone needs a hug. And nobody give a better hug than the facehuggers from Aliens. They can be a bit too tight and might leave you with a lump in your chest, but doesn't that just make them extra special?Thanks for following my slightly odd ramblings and drawings, I love you all. Not in that way though, I just don't know you well enough for that!As usual this one is available at Redbubble and Society6, all the…
 
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Buying Paintings: Neoclassicism

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Between the 18th and 20th centuries, a few quite distinctive trends were absorbed into the category of Neoclassicism, and it during these times that the movement as a whole came to absorb the classical inspirations that created a revival of ideals. These ideals, though standards from ages past, were defined by the artists synthesis of these elements into new works of art. It does not recreate styles of art from scratch, but instead shows the artists control over a particular body of classical works. By drawing from the classics of the past, Neoclassicism was paying tribute to eras of…
  • Ways to Price Your Decorative Painting Jobs

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    As you’re reviewing your samples with the client you can either casually point out the cost per square foot or let them see it as they’re flipping the pieces over. You can guarantee they’ll be sitting there doing some quick calculations in their head as they’re looking at the square footage cost for each finish. If you’re worried about whether your bid is too high which is causing your client to now flinch at the price, there are a couple of things you can do to prepare yourself to bid fairly. First, do your homework in regard to the going hourly or square footage rate in your area.
  • What Is Organic Paint?

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    When we pop into our local supermarkets and buy ‘organic’ vegetables, we believe that we’re buying products that are certified as organic by the Soil Association. This means that the minimum amount of petro chemical, synthetic or unsustainable materials have been used to grow this produce and that we can rest assured that we are making a contribution to a more sustainable future for ourselves and our children. There are paints that are called ‘organic’. But beware…the Soil Association, who are the main body responsible for establishing the standards that…
  • Buying Paintings: Minimalism

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:07 am
    Though I could enjoy speaking on the topic of art for sometime, I found myself without a way to truly understand the differing values in the ways of thought that permeate this grouping of human experience, and found myself looking to sources over the Internet to further my knowledge to utilize the information gathered to purchase paintings. I have always been interested in the passions evoked by the series of artists and movements that proliferate what we have come to know as the history of art. Reflecting on this notion of life’s passing interaction whether Romanticist, Surrealist, or…
  • Four Surefire Ways to Price Your Decorative Painting

    admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
    Imagine this nightmare scenario… You’ve spent considerable time and energy putting together what you consider to be a fair proposal for a decorative painting job that you really want to land. You’re finally sitting in front of your client revealing each intricate detail of the finish that you want to create on their walls. Your client seems excited and eager to get started. At last, you reveal the total estimated cost of the project. Your client is speechless and just gasps at you in wide-eyed astonishment muttering that this is a lot more than she’d hoped. Are you left scratching…
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    AIRBRUSHDOC

  • Choosing The Right Air Compressor

    by serzomanik
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques So here I am again with a second part of my series that I’ve started recently. First part was about airbrush guns, where I described all the types of airbrush guns...
  • How Can Airbrush Manufacturers Profit by Avoiding Making Knock Offs

    by serzomanik
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques In a rush to make a lot of money “the quick way” some of airbrush manufacturers make a lot of mistakes. What do I mean? It has been said here many times...
  • OMG RUSSIA – presentation video

    by serzomanik
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Do you remember mad airbrush art from Nikolay Kozlov? Check this video out! what do you think? T-shirts lines with his design on it… Unfortunately from their...
  • Mad Airbrush Art by Nikolay Kozlov

    by serzomanik
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques For long time I had no airbrush gallery posted on my blog and I wanted to share some good gallery. I think the last one was about airbrushed venetian blinds from Douglass...
  • Hyperrealistic art from Marcello Barenghi

    by serzomanik
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques ... The post Hyperrealistic art from Marcello Barenghi appeared first on AIRBRUSHDOC.
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Come Paint in Monet's Garden!

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Giverny Trellis Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloSOLDI’m  very excited to share that I’ve arranged to be able to bring a small group of artists to paint privately in Monet’s Garden in Giverny France.   This workshop/artists retreat will be June 4-11, 2015.It is only possible to take 8 people with me for this exclusive trip. I’ll be teaching both oils and watercolors. I taught there several years ago. It was truly an exceptional experience to paint there -one of the highlights of my life.My last workshop at Monet's Garden with 2 of my students,  Sue and PaulineIf…
  • 365 Days of Beauty!

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Photo by Pat Fiorello at the New York Botanical GardenI'm on a mission to share more beauty, love and inspiration in the world.Starting August 1, I'm initiating a campaign, 365 days of Beauty! I'll post something of beauty everyday onto my Pat Fiorello, Artist Facebook page.  Some days it will be new paintings and other times photo's of beautiful places or things that might provide a momentary escape to beauty! An occasionally I'll have some contests , giveaways and other fun ways to share beauty.To follow along,  please "Like" my  Facebook Artist page at this link:…
  • French Country Garden

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    French Country Garden9 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$400A small study in preparation for a larger painting of this scene of a french garden. Seeking to strike a delicate balance to get the sense of an energetic, lush, full garden without getting overly busy.
  • Innocence

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Innocence24 x 24 Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloAnother take on an all white bridal bouquet designed by and outstanding Connecticut floral designer Jane Rynaski of Just for You Floral Design Studio.I had done a version for the bride last year and she wanted a dark background and to skew to the pink tones but based a photo of the same bouquet taken at a differnt angle, I decided to see how it would look in a higher key with warmer tones painted on a much larger scale.Here's the original below.  I think both work, just 2 different interpretations and different moods for this…
  • Georgia Bride

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Georgia Bride20 x 20 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloHere's another a bouquet with a fresh color palette from a wedding where the floral arrangements were designed by John Grady Burns of Flora by John Grady Burns based in Atlanta.  John creates absolutely exquisite floral arrangements for many types of special occasions. I had the honor of studying with him at the Halls School of Floral Design where he is an instructor. You can see more in his beautiful books "Personally Yours" and "Evergreen".  Both available on http://www.jgbflora.com/           …
 
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    Free Spirit Gallery Blog

  • Indian Elephant Carving

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Indian Elephant Carving Every now and then, we at Free Spirit Gallery gets our hands on some unique art that is not Native American or Inuit but from other cultures.  In this case, we have a very nice Indian elephant carving from India. As you can see, this hand painted piece is magnificent!  For more information on this piece, see our webpage on Indian Elephant Carving.
  • New Inuit Sculptures Of Loons

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:54 am
    Inuit Sculptures Of Loons Birds Free Spirit Gallery has sourced several new Inuit sculptures of loons (Arctic birds) and they are wonderful pieces of artwork with amazing detail!  We have not had any new Inuit sculptures available for some time so these are a real welcome. They are mid-end Inuit sculptures of about eight to ten inches in length so do not expect low-end prices.  But these Inuit sculptures will still be made available to our customers at lower prices than street retail gallery prices. All of these Inuit sculpturess of loons are being kept at our source supplier so they are…
  • New Northwest Native Canadian Aboriginal Art Print

    admin
    29 Jan 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Northwest Native Canadian Aboriginal Art We at Free Spirit Gallery are excited to announce that one of our favourite Northwest Native Canadian artists, Todd Jason Baker, has just released a brand new limited edition aboriginal art print.  This one is a rare Northwest Native art version of a snowgoose (in fact the first ever one I’ve seen). This beautiful Canadian aboriginal art print is now available at Free Spirit Gallery and all the details are at a new webpage dedicated solely to this Pacific Northwest Snowgoose Art Print.
  • Inuit Carvings Dancing Polar Bears Available

    admin
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:02 am
    Inuit Carvings Dancing Polar Bears Free Spirit Gallery has sourced several new Inuit carvings of dancing polar bears and they are beauties!  We have not had any new Inuit carvings available for some time so these are a real welcome. They are mid-end Inuit carvings of about ten inches high so do not expect low-end prices.  But these Inuit carvings will still be made available to our customers at lower prices than street retail gallery prices. All of these Inuit carvings of polar bears are being kept at our source supplier so they are not holding them exclusively for us.  We will have to…
  • Northwest Native Indian Art Fishing Hook Lures

    admin
    9 Dec 2013 | 1:58 pm
    Northwest Native Indian Art Here are three Northwest Native Indian art fishing hook lures by Alfie Fishgap we have available at Free Spirit Gallery.  These are authentic Northwest Native artwork on pieces featuring real fishing hooks! Two of them have Northwest eagle designs while one has salmons.  Each of these beautiful lures have its own webpage with more information.  Just click below to access them. Lure #1 With Eagle Lure #2 With Salmon Lure #3 With Eagle Each of these pieces are unique, one of a kind artwork with no other duplicates available.  So once each piece is ordered by a…
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    Hella Heaven

  • On 50th anniversary, Archive posts new Kennedy Tape Transcripts on coup plotting against Brazilian President João Goulart

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    White House Audio Tape, President Lyndon B. Johnson discussing the impending coup in Brazil with Undersecretary of State George Ball, March 31, 1964. The conversation starts at 00:30. Robert Kennedy characterized Goulart as a "wily politician" who "figures he's got us by the ---." Declassified White House records chart genesis of regime change effort in Brazil National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 465 Posted April 2, 2014 Edited by James G. Hershberg and Peter Kornbluh For more information contact: James G. Hershberg, 202/302-5718 Peter Kornbluh, 202/374-7281 nsarchiv@gwu.edu…
  • Can't hardly wait to get older?

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Thanks Mark Eccles for posting it in Facebook.
  • How American Propaganda Works: “Guilt By Insinuation” by Paul Graig

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    I admire Paul Graig's who  has been writing books and articles enlightening what Washington and allies are trying hard to cover. People like Paul Graig make of this world a better place This is an excerpt of the article "How American Propaganda Works: “Guilt By Insinuation” published yesterday at Global Research: "Yesterday (July 20) the US Secretary of State, John Kerry confirmed that pro-Russian separatists were involved in the downing of the Malaysian airliner and said that it was “pretty clear” that Russia was involved. Here are Kerry’s words:  “It’s pretty…
  • Palestine: History repeats itself

    12 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
  • World Cup 2014 humiliation and indignity: Brazil vs Germany match and FIFA's scandal

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I've watched the game, you might have watched it too so you now that Germany did 5 goals in 29 minutes and more 2 goals and Brazil only one. The Horror! Everywhere in the media the words: humiliation and indignity. It was appalling watching the five goals but even being such a terrible defeat I don't see any humiliation or indignity. Amazement, sadness, disappointment, anger... but humiliation? To humiliate: make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, especially publicly. The shame was not inflicted by Germans. Brazilians self-inflicted the shame…
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    Art & Musings

  • Ingrid the Owl – The process of drawing her and she’s a newly listed print on Etsy

    JessicaDoyle
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    I drew Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor Verithin Coloured Pencils inside a handbound leather journal. The original drawing measures 9 by 9 inches and the final limited edition print measures 8.5 by 11 inches. This size print is easy to mat and frame and hang on your wall. A pre-cut 11 by 14 inch mat with an opening cut for an 8 by 10 inch will fit this print perfectly. Then just slip it into your favourite 11 by 14 inch picture frame. I began by drawing Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. I use all their nib sizes when drawing. After the ink work is…
  • I’ll be at the Saint John City Market June 6 and 7

    JessicaDoyle
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
    I am booked to be selling my art at the Saint John City Market tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. This is the first time I’m leaving little Willow behind at home with Chris and not bringing her with me to a show. She is crawling and it would be next to impossible to keep her in a stroller all day. She’ll be up to see me midday for a couple of hours though as I’m still breastfeeding. My art and I will be in the same spot down by Pete’s Frutique and across from The Shawarma Hut. Hope to see you there!
  • I’ll be selling at the annual Mommy and Baby Gear Sale

    JessicaDoyle
    8 May 2014 | 11:59 am
    This year it’s located on the Saint John Exhibition Grounds and runs from 11:00 to 2:00 only on May 10th, 2014. There are a tremendous amount of vendors and organized by Sue of Apple of Your Eye Doula services. There is an event created on Facebook too. Door entry is $2.00 and proceeds are in support of First Steps Housing. I’ll have many children’s and nursery themed art on hand. Hope to see you there! And thanks to everyone who came out to the last weeks show. Above is a shot of last weeks show. My mom and daughter were there helping me out and will be there this week too.
  • I will be selling art at the 4th Annual Spring Qplex Stop & Shop

    JessicaDoyle
    30 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I love these events. This is a photo of people in attendance from the Christmas Stop & Shop. The Stop & Shop is held within the Qplex in the town of Quispamsis. The sale runs from 11:00 to 4:00 on May 4, 2014 and the entrance fee is a donation of your choice in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Hope to see you there! My table is located just to the left of the entrance door. There is a Facebook Group you can join for updates too.
  • I’ve almost got the cat by the tail

    JessicaDoyle
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    My daughter Willow having some fun with Little Orange. I need to keep reminding her to be gentle, gentle, to pat the cat gently as she grabs handfuls of Oranges hair. Good thing he is good natured. Willow will be 9 months old on the 26th.
 
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Self-portrait

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
  • Selfie drawing

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Work in progress.. my version of a selfie.
  • Random character design

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Exploring shapes for a random character design. She's a bit rough around the edges and scary when you first meet her but has a good heart.
  • Brisbane on stilts

    22 Jun 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Inspired by the city I live in, Brisbane. Colonies of flying foxes at dusk, and seemingly rickety Queenslanders on stilts. Growing up here these were pretty typical sights, though don't try and find where this is. This one's made up. More process pictures can be viewed on my Facebook page.
  • A wombat riding a bicycle

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:45 pm
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    Modern Art Blog of Grant Wiggins

  • New Painting: “A Newness Clean and Pure”

    Grant Wiggins
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    A Newness Clean and Pure. 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 24 inches (76 x 61 cm). This week’s Painting of the Week is A Newness Clean and Pure, which I finished Thursday. It’s an acrylic on canvas piece that measures 30 by 24 inches (76 x 61 cm). Pure and simple, this painting is [...]
  • Painting and Space: New Geometric Painting “Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt”

    Grant Wiggins
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt a new geometric painting I finished this Wednesday. The title is inspired by the closing remarks that Neil deGrasse Tyson makes in the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt. 2014. Acrylic on panel-mounted canvas. 16 x 20 inches (41 x 51 cm). deGrasse Tyson says: We [...]
  • New Painting: Everything Is A Landscape (Or Not) 2

    Grant Wiggins
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Everything Is A Landscape (Or Not) 2. June 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cm). I have to confess, the World Cup has “parked the bus” in front of my easel! I simply haven’t been painting as much as I probably should lately. While I might deserve a yellow card [...]
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    arttextstyle.com

  • Woven Work/Woven Words — Hiding in the Weave Hits the Shelves

    arttextstyle
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
      THE FLOW OF WATER 6
Naomi Kobayashi, paper and thread, 12.5” x 22.375” x 2”, 2008, photo by Tom Grotta Three years ago, browngrotta arts facilitated correspondence between artist Naomi Kobayashi and author (and collector) William Bayer about the artist’s technique of weaving paper strips with thread. Bayer envisioned a character in a novel weaving a message into her work, which another character would deconstruct to de-code. Naomi provided technical advice — yes, it could be done and the message could be read, if the weaver used oil-based ink. Flash forward to 2014.
  • Dispatches: Chicago is a Walking Town

    arttextstyle
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Sculptures by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta Chicago is a terrific town for walking. There is public sculpture everywhere of the most enjoyable kind — kids play on it; adults revel in it and the perspective alters as your vantage point changes. Agora by Magdalena Abakanowicz in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta There are great galleries and museums and entertaining finds around every corner. There are bars and restaurants aplenty — on the river, with patios, with views and truly exceptional food. Imaginative Signage, Photo by Tom Grotta We were…
  • Ethel Stein, Master Weaver Opens at the Art Institute, Chicago on Friday

    arttextstyle
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ethel Stein on her loom. Photo by Tom Grotta This week will mark the opening at the of an extraordinary exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Ethel Stein, a master weaver who, at 96, is at last gaining the wider recognition she so decidedly deserves. Stein has never been overly concerned with promoting or marketing her work, though browngrotta arts has been pleased to document and promote her art since 2008. She has been steadfastly “counter-trend,” as textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen has aptly put it, creating squares of quiet pattern to be placed on walls at a time…
  • Guest Post: Wendy Wahl on Big Beautiful Books

    arttextstyle
    29 May 2014 | 3:04 am
    Branches Unbound, Wendy Wahl’s work at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Photo by: Jim West It’s not news that the world of printed text on paper is challenged in the 21st century by digital media and the reorganization of how information is created, distributed and accessed.  Knowledge saving and sharing continues to be reinvented – 5000 years ago the Incans used a device called a quipu made of string and knots for communication, 3000 years “Ed Ruscha” at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, photo by: Librado Romero ago the Sumerians had libraries containing clay tablets while the Egyptians…
  • Art Update: What’s On in America and Abroad

    arttextstyle
    8 May 2014 | 8:01 am
      Recall, Ane Henricksen, 2010. photo by Ane Henricksen Several artists represented by browngrotta arts are included in exhibitions in Europe and the US this Spring. Among the largest is Artapestry3 at the Jean-Lurçat Museum of Contemporary Tapestry in Angers, France. This is the third is edition of Artapestry3, an initiative launched by the European Tapestry Forum (ETF). The event contemporary  offers visitors an unusual perspective by aligning the works of 25 international textile artists, including Ane Hendricksen and Grethe Sørensen, with the Museum’s collection, which…
 
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    Exploring Neuroscience Through Art

  • #Brain article of interest: Reward and Punishment in the Brain

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    From NeuroLogica BlogRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/UIhu53
  • #Brain article of interest: Headbanging: Doctors highlight potential dangers at hardcore rock 'n' roll acts

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    "German doctors highlight the potential dangers surrounding headbanging in a Case Report published in The Lancet. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian and colleagues from the Hannover Medical School, detail the case of a man who developed a chronic subdural haematoma (bleeding in the brain) after headbanging at a Motörhead concert.In January 2013, a 50-year-old man came to the neurosurgical department of Hannover Medical School with a 2 week history of a constant worsening headache affecting the whole head. Although his medical history was unremarkable and he reported no previous head trauma, 4 weeks…
  • #Brain article of interest: How The World Cup's Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Works [Video]

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    "Soccer ExoskeletonJuliano Pinto, a paraplegic man, kicks a soccer ball using an exoskeleton built by Miguel Nicolelis and a large team of scientists and engineers.Imagine Science FilmsThe World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an exoskeletal kick-off, the genetics of competition, and even the biochemistry of diehard spectators Here's Imagine Science Films' take on Kinetic, the latest mini-documentary in their "Field Work: World Cup" series:Imagine Science Films…
  • #Brain article of interest: Do not disturb! How the brain filters out distractions

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    "submitted by burtzev[link] [comment]"from Neuroscience News and Discussion [Read the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1qzmO7l]via IFTTT
  • #Brain article of interest: The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, new study suggests

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    "Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster brain ventricle enlargement is a marker for cognitive decline and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the effects of…
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • Voyages to Nearby Places

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The summer is sliding onward, and already the glowing dark blue skies of late, late nights have gone. Out picking raspberries in the evening after work, it can happen that the night leaps down on you too quickly and catches you, sticky fingered, in its dark and itchy blanket.As some of those people who stand at street corners waiting to discuss the weather with strangers will tell you in their creaking voices, 'the nights are drawing in'...... and so, taking up that warning that everything passes too quickly, here is a little post to sustain a quiet moment for a little longer. These photos…
  • How to Make Odds and Ends Walk

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Following yesterday's puppet post, I wanted to write a little background post. These puppets had quite a long gestation period before work began on them. I realised today that the Puppet Challenge was first proposed as long ago as last November! This year has been incredibly full so far, so I didn't actually get started working on my puppets until sometime in June.That said, in spare moments I found myself reasoning their construction out in my imagination, so when I finally got to work it went fairly smoothly.Initially, I was especially keen to join this project because I'd always wanted to…
  • All She Wanted was Good Company

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    On his Artlog, Clive Hicks-Jenkins is hosting a Puppet Challenge and from now until the end of July, new puppets, created by a wide variety of artists, will be appearing regularly there. From what I have gathered there will be a mix of seasoned puppet-makers and people who, like me, are trying their hand at puppet-making for the very first time. I think it will be very exciting to see what each artist has come up with!From the very beginning of this project I had a story in mind. As the story goes, there is an old woman who, sitting alone in her house one winter's night, longs…
  • Poems in the Morning

    19 Jun 2014 | 3:13 pm
    A couple of mornings ago I went down to the art gallery to work at the desk of the Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, and found, sitting on that desk, a pile of papers. A pile of poems actually, and one for almost every one of the artworks hanging in the exhibition. The poems were written by the very accomplished Sheena Blackhall, Aberdeen's Makar (official poet laureate). Sheena keeps a blog here, and you can find more of her poems here.Reading my way through her poems as the morning wore on was a delight. It was lovely to mentally walk through the exhibit and see the…
  • The Narcissist

    16 Jun 2014 | 5:14 am
    For a little while now I have been meaning to post about the mezzotint you see pictured here. This past winter I spent my Tuesdays taking the train back and forth across Scotland so I could spend some time at Glasgow Print Studios learning about this lovely, tonal printmaking process. The print is quite small, only 10 x 14 cm, so many of these faces you see here are probably about the size of your littlest fingernail.Mezzotint is a little less common than other printmaking techniques, but basically how it works is that the surface of a metal plate is roughened by passing over it many,…
 
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    Inside/Out

  • Warm Up 2014: Week Four Highlights

    Carolyn Kelly
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last Saturday’s Warm Up performances brought the dance party to MoMA PS1 with sets by Suicideyear, UNiiQU3, GoldLink (live), Total Freedom, and Cashmere Cat—and more set design by CONFETTISYSTEM. Baton Rouge–based Suicideyear starts off the afternoon. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Photo: Charles Roussel UniiQu3 got everyone excited with her Jersey club beats. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Photo: Charles Roussel GoldLink bringing everyone in. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Photo: Charles Roussel Total Freedom kept the crowd moving with his expert pop…
  • MoMA’s Tiniest Drawing: A Max Ernst Microbe

    Esther Adler
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Max Ernst (French, born Germany. 1891–1976). Adam and Eve Expelled from the Garden of Eden. 1946–47. Gouache on cardstock, 1/2″ x 1 3/8″ (1.4 x 3.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Pierre Matisse in memory of Patricia Kane Matisse. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris One of the great privileges of being a curator at MoMA is firsthand access to the works that make up our outstanding collection. Yet, even in the case of the Drawings collection, with its share of easily handled, two-dimensional works, this access often begins with an…
  • The Past Is Present: Modern and Contemporary Art in Italy

    Talia Kwartler
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In Italian, un confronto; in English, a comparison, contrast, or confrontation. In New York, old buildings, like Dia:Beacon, are sometimes beautifully repurposed as museums, but more often they are torn down for something new. In Italy, factories and castles are often transformed into modern and contemporary art institutions. The past confronts the present, and the present is enhanced through its relationship to history. Follow me to the museum! The author, at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin, with Mario Ceroli’s La Grande Cina (Greater China) (1968) in the…
  • Woody Allen’s Annie Hall

    Charles Silver
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Annie Hall. 1977. USA. Directed by Woody Allen These notes accompany screenings of Woody Allen’s Annie Hall on July 30 and 31 and August 1 in Theater 3. With the release of Magic in the Moonlight last week, Woody Allen has now directed 50 films in slightly less than 50 years. Annie Hall was his eighth and, some suggest, best film. My own feeling is that this is the film with which Allen graduated from the standup comedian with illustrative imagery to a genuinely serious artist. To compare him with one of our shared gods, it was the equivalent (on a lower level, to be sure) of the Charlie…
  • This Week at MoMA: July 28–August 3

    Carolyn Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Along with this week’s picks, come to MoMA to see our newest exhibition, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a vibrant retrospective of the influential photographer’s work. Installation view of Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (July 27–November 2, 2014). Photo by Jonathan Muzikar. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art • Stop by the Sculpture Garden today, Monday, July 28, for the final installment of Agora, MoMA’s monthlong series of informal discussions between visitors and Museum educators to explore…
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    Design For Mankind

  • Kid-Free In Saugatuck

    erin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    So, last week, Ken and I road tripped to Michigan with our friends for really no reason at all except that it was time for a grown-up getaway. This was our first kid-free trip together, and we were so cliche in our childcare preparations that I won’t even go into detail here, except to mention that there were approximately three pages of instructions given to grandmothers that have raised six children between them and two of those children are pretty much perfect in every way (US, IF YOU’RE KEEPING SCORE.) We actually scheduled our return on Bee’s 2nd birthday, which seems…
  • Tees, Please

    erin
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    We’re a tee & jeans kinda family, except on church and in that case, Ken is a tee & jeans man and I’m a tee & pencil skirt lady and Bee’s a tee & whatever-is-clean toddler. We like to keep things low key and incredibly launderable (not a word) and also slightly disheveled. It looks good on us. As I’ve unpacked suitcase after suitcase from all of our travels as of late, I’ve realized a very real theme to our obsession: minimalist, monochromatic and graphic. (You’re surprised, aren’t you? I know. So predictable.) Here are a few recent…
  • Art, The Teacher

    erin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    So, here’s the truth. This interview has been sitting in my inbox for months, so naturally, I’ve been semi-ignoring it daily. It’s really rich – almost too rich, like a salted chocolate mousse I tasted in Singapore once – the kind where it’s better in small bites with a tiny, cold metal spoon. It’s an interview with the brother of our dear friends, a man named Adam Lee who creates art in a light-filled studio in Melbourne. And this morning, I read it again, sandwiched between a 30% off coupon I don’t need and a morning devotional I most…
  • Getaway

    erin
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    OMG summer. OK, let’s just start here: this post is fueled by enormous amounts of sugar. Remember #Whole30? Me neither. In the past four days I’ve consumed approximately eight pounds of peanut butter fudge and also root beer. It’s been good, because summer is a “Yes!” season for me, but also gracious, my heart is pounding out of my chest.* Another chapter in the book of imbalance that I could absolutely write – the up and down and yes and no and MORE and less – and then the grace I’m trying to give myself while I figure out that there’s…
  • My Summer Wardrobe

    erin
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    One of the best parts of spending our summer weaving in and out of town (more on our lake trip later!) has been the realization of how very little we need. While I used to keep a full closet stocked with tops and dresses of every pattern and color, shape and size, I’ve recently whittled down my summer wardrobe to the bare essentials: cutoffs, neutral tops, sensible sandals and – of course – a summer hat. And because I get a few comments every now and then about what I wear on Instagram (besides yoga pants, of course!), I’ve popped up a list for you. It’s totally…
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    The Main Loop

  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 3: Zion, The Sierras, and The Scary Mystery Truck

    Sergio Lopez
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I'll be wrapping up my Colorado trip here with the journey back to Santa Rosa. Fair notice: this post is mostly photos, so if it's not your bag, I'll see you next time.I left Telluride in the evening with the expectation that I would reach my destination(Zion National Park)  in the morning. It was about 7 hours of mostly sparse desert to get there so I was hoping to get through the mostly boring parts at night.I was getting really tired near Page, AZ. I did not see any place to rest anywhere so I stopped at some teeny little town called Kaibito. There was nothing that looked halfway…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 2: Telluride Plein Air

    Sergio Lopez
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Telluride was a great experience again this year, with perfect weather pretty much the entire time there. I got to dig in to more of the town than last year, and I got to paint in some areas that I saw last year.This was my first official painting of the event. I had a mis-start the evening before and junked a "wiper." This was a view from the house I was staying in, which was an amazing multi-million dollar home in the hills above Telluride. Great views of the San Miguel mountain range."Wilson Peak After Dawn" 6x8 in. oil on linen board.I spent most of the day painting around the town of…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Pt. 1: The Road to Telluride

    Sergio Lopez
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Hey everyone, I had a great time not only in Telluride, Colorado but on my way there and back. I feel like I ought to break my recap up into a few segments, otherwise it's going to be way too long and who wants to sit there and read that. Don't worry, plenty of paintings and pictures to see in each part.It took me way less time to get through Nevada this year than last year, on account of me driving through the night instead of the middle of the day and over-heating my car. I was familiar with the territory, so I knew I wasn't missing much by driving Northern Nevada at night.One nice thing…
  • 2014 Paint San Clemente:SoCal Skunk-out?

    Sergio Lopez
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    It's always a risk with traveling to plein air events. Is the time effort and money worth it? Are there side benefits that coincide with the main event that would make it worth it regardless of the outcome of the event? Tough questions to answer, but crucial to your success and overall enjoyment of the event.A nice salve for some of the wallet-sting when it comes to travel would be the availability of hosting. A nice benefit to social media is the ability to make real-life friends. That way you can reach out to those who are eager to help you in some way. I made friends with Liz…
  • Paso Arts Fest 2014: Success in Central California

    Sergio Lopez
    26 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Paso Arts Fest was a good success for me! I had good sales, fun times with my plein air friends, and discovered many beautiful areas to paint in the San Luis Obispo area.I was invited by Anne Laddon last October to participate in this event. I had never heard of it before, but the invitation said Quang Ho would be the judge and keynote speaker? I'm so in. Also, a bunch of other solid artists said they were in, too. Here is the line-up: Jeff Bellerose, Kim Casebeer, Kevin Courter, James Crandall, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Tim Horn, W. Truman Hosner, Paul Kratter, Ann Larsen, Ruo Li, Carolyn…
 
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Carrie Wagner

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    If you are looking for the PanPastel StencilGirl Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!This Friday’s featured artist is Carrie Wagner of SepiaLepus Illustrations!I love the combination of detail and whimsy in these maps! SepiaLepus started in Carrie’s tiny apartment in Long Beach, California.Since then, she’s moved and settled in Providence Rhode Island and is out most weekends selling her work at Indie Arts and Crafts shows around New England and New York.She’s even working on her own children's book which will be out for sale sometime soon! Find more of Carrie's…
  • PanPastel & StencilGirl

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Welcome to first day of the PanPastel & StencilGirl Blog Hop! For this blog hop, StencilGirl Creative Team members are showcasing gorgeous PanPastels and stencilsAnd Mary Beth Shaw is hopping along with us!! Yay! You're on the right track if you just arrived from Mary Beth's blog.If not, no worries! You can just follow the list below and start back at the beginning.I had lots of fun using PanPastels and Maria McGuire's Doodle It Dahlia stencil to create this art journal spread: I began by tracing the Doodle It Dahlia stencil and portions of the stencil with…
  • DIY Studio Shelf!

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    If you are looking for the Traci Bautista StencilGirl Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! We interrupt this Friday's favorite map artist to bring you a special mini-blog hop between Judi Kauffman and me!I met Judi Kauffman through the StencilGirl Walnut Hollow Blog Hop. I'd reached out to Judi, sending her an email thanking her for choosing to use my map stencil in her project for that hop. We began corresponding and found we had a lot in common: a passion for teaching, love of dogs, StencilGirl stencils and Walnut Hollow, and even the colors teal and turquoise! So we had fun…
  • Friday Favorite: Masako Kubo

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    If you are looking for the Traci Bautista StencilGirl Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! This Friday’s featured artist is Masako Kubo and her lovely map illustrations!I love the combination of both whimsy and details in her maps! Italy Her maps are well thought out, meticulously executed and wonderfully imaginative all at once! Cruise Map Kamakura, Japan Paris Gourmet Map Read more about Yanko Tihov, her artwork and her process on her website at www.masakokubo.co.uk.TGIF!Mary
  • StencilGirl Artist Traci Bautista Blog Hop!

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring NEW StencilGirl Artist Traci Bautista! For this blog hop, StencilGirl Creative Team members are showcasing Traci’s FIVE new stencilsAnd Traci Bautista and Mary Beth Shaw are hopping along with us!! Yay! You're on the right track if you just arrived from Leslie Tucker Jenison's blog.If not, no worries! You can just follow the list below and start back at the beginning.I had tons of fun using Traci's new Floral 1 stencil to create this art journal spread: I began with…
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    secretly important

  • REVIEW: KAYLEE COLE ~ SLEEPLESS NIGHTS LIFELESS DAYS

    brianssnider
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Two years ago I saw Kaylee Cole open for Lemolo at their album release show for the Kaleidoscope, and I fell in love with her song Your War, which is just about one of the best songs I’ve come across in the last three and a half years. My love for this song later inspired a little game between my wife and I called, “is this Regina Spektor?” I would play a Kaylee Cole song and she would say, is this Regina Spektor? Then I would say, “No, this is Kaylee Cole.” Then I would play another song and she would say “okay, this is definitely Regina Spektor,”…
  • RECAP: WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST (DUDE YORK, THE MOONDOGGIES)

    brianssnider
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Did you go to the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend? I didn’t, and I have specific reasons for not going, namely, I don’t think Seattle needs it, also, it’s not really a block party, not in the traditional sense. The real focus of the “Block Party” is the music, most of which is imported from all over,” none of the real headlining names this year were were local, even to the broader Pacific Northwest. I’m not saying that the bands weren’t good, in fact the CHBP boasted an impressive lineup this year, with great local bands as well, but…
  • RIP FIN RECORDS

    brianssnider
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    I didn’t go to my first funeral until I was 28 years old, I’d been to two dozen weddings by that point but only one funeral. That’s not to say that only one person in my life had died in 28 years, but this was the first person to have a funeral. I’m not sure if this is because my family is not good with death, or if because those deaths were long drawn out affairs wherein the cessation of breath or the silence of the beating heart was a feeling of relief followed only later by grief. “Funerals” were life celebrations without gravestones, without long…
  • SOTW: ANIMAL EYES ~ BENDER

    brianssnider
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    VIDEO NSFW Animal Eyes “Bender” (Official Video) from the Dean Brothers on Vimeo. Everything started out wrong for Animal Eyes and their song Bender, for me at least. It started with the name, which sounds like just another impersonal variation on Animal Collective that bands have been going by since the early 2000′s. Then came the song, immediately launching into the hand claps followed closely by the staccato acoustic guitar bursts, I was going to throw this all away and move onto something else, something fresh, something that had a genuine voice, but I waited a second…
  • RECAP: LEMOLO AT OCCIDENTAL PARK

    brianssnider
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    I can’t really speak for any other city, except maybe Los Angeles, which is a whole different beast altogether, but one of the greatest things about Seattle/Washington in the Summer is just how much free outdoor music there is. I’m not talking about street musicians with squirrels on leashes or your dad’s cover band with four other dudes going through a midlife crisis, I’m talking about legitimate, good bands that take advantage of our fleeting Summer days, to bring their music to the masses. In a given Seattle Summer you could see enough free music from top Seattle…
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    Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer

  • Midnight Thief: an Artist Collaboration by Bibi Davidson and Isabelle Bryer

    Isabelle Bryer
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    We did it as children, behind the teacher's back, during painfully long algebra classes: someone would doodle a cartoon character on a piece of paper, slide it to a friend a few desks down for her to add her own...
  • Painting Audubon on psychedelics

    Isabelle Bryer
    13 Apr 2013 | 7:08 pm
    John James Audubon decided in 1820 at age 35 to paint pictures of every bird in North America. The world over experts agree that with his work he achieved "a masterpiece of both artistic and scientific merit". I bought his...
  • Three steps forward, two steps back: my portrait of a Mermaid Siamese Twins.

    Isabelle Bryer
    2 Dec 2012 | 2:42 pm
    Once in a blue moon it happens: you sit in front of your easel with in mind a clear idea of what you will paint. From the pencil sketch to the final "fignolage " (ugly french word meaning "last touch...
  • One Fairy Out of the Closet

    Isabelle Bryer
    16 Aug 2012 | 10:44 am
    It is now official, my picture book project is out of the procrastination closet and starting to take form. This week I finished illustration number one, a fairy, because let's face it, we need as many good fairies as we...
  • Beauty and Madness in Rural America: The Art of Andrea Kowch

    Isabelle Bryer
    9 Apr 2012 | 8:49 pm
    One of the characteristics of Magic Realism in art is that "it has an unsettling quality, remarkable details, sharp focus and some mystery or a secret seems to be hidden within the subject matter". This seems to describe perfectly the...
 
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: As If One Bottom Line Wasn’t Enough

    Ian David Moss
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    by Ian David MossPhoto by reubeniz (This is the fourth post in a series on Fractured Atlas’s capacity-building pilot initiative,Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization. To read more about it, please check outFractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction Many a social enterprise measures its performance via a double bottom line. The terminology comes from for-profit accounting, where the “bottom line” means the total profit or loss for the company. A “double bottom line,” then, includes not only this barometer of financial performance but also a…
  • NOW HIRING–Development Assistant

    Tim Cynova
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Development Assistant to serve as a member of its External Relations team. The position provides the primary support for a growing individual giving program and also assists with administrative tasks related to fundraising from all sources. The Development Assistant processes and acknowledges gifts to Fractured Atlas and helps to maintain the sophisticated customized donor database. The position also assists the Director of Development and Development Specialist for Institutional Giving’s efforts to steward relationships with key program…
  • Project Roundup: LGBT Pride Month

    Jason Tseng
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    by Jason TsengIn honor of the Stonewall Riots which catalyzed the LGBT rights movement in 1969, we wanted to lift up some amazing arts projects working in and for the LGBT community. Happy Pride everyone! Crossing Over Documentary Crossing Over Trailer from Katrina Sorrentino on Vimeo. Crossing Over is the story of three transgender immigrants from Mexico seeking political asylum in the United States from the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse inflicted on them in their homeland. Stigmatized by religious and patriarchal powers within their community, the transgender community in Mexico…
  • Fractured Atlas Book Club: Summer Reading Edition

    Nathan Zebedeo
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    by Nathan ZebedeoWe’ll be taking a few months off from posting regular book club articles - now that it’s unofficially summer I can finally wear white pants and read for pleasure - so I’ve put together a list of four titles for you to check out to make up for our holiday. Many artists and arts organizations have downtime during the summer months, so this is a good opportunity to regroup and learn some new skills. And what’s the number one topic that artists need to brush up on? Of course I’m talking about, everyone’s favorite, finances. For all of you who…
  • Project Round-up: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jason Tseng
    31 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Jason TsengAs we close the book on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we wanted to lift up the amazing AAPI artists in the Fractured Atlas family. Check out these awesome fiscally sponsored projects run by AAPI member artists. Chicago Asian American Showcase For nearly 20 years, the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media has hosted the Midwest’s premier celebration of Asian American culture, and the nation’s only film festival dedicated exclusively to Asian American film through an annual Showcase presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Leviathan Lab Leviathan…
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    BLOG CROXFORD

  • SPACING STORE

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Hey guys!As you may remember, I have been working with Spacing Magazine to sell my 'merch' at their events and pop ups. I donate work to their launches….and I really believe in this magazine!!!I you don't know about them…..CLICK HERE!If you don't know about my involvement with them, you can read old blog entires:http://robcroxford.blogspot.ca/2012/12/spacing-magazine-winter-201213.htmlorhttp://robcroxford.blogspot.ca/2013/09/magazine-sneak-peeksand-wots-with.htmlorhttp://robcroxford.blogspot.ca/2013/12/torontopia.htmlAnyways, they are in the last stages of getting a brand new retail…
  • WW177: MAD MAX, CARPOOL DEVILLE, and A NEW HUE

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    5 things I want you to love this week……because I LOVE them!1.) Thank you Canada. (That is what the USA is saying because of this AMAZING invention) I invite you, dear readers to enjoy….The Carpool DeVille…..Yes…….the "world's fastest hot tub" built by two Canadians is at full steam to break a speed-racing record. Um… yes…..it's a fully functioning and mobile hot tub built into a 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille!! Duncan Forster, left, and Phil Weicker, came up with the idea of a tub on wheels while they were engineering students at McMaster University in Hamilton and now they…
  • KENSINGTON MARKET ART FAIR 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Hmm…..maybe that is not the right sequel name…..Lemme try that again….KMAF TOO: Look who's talking nowKMAF 2: This time it's personalKMAF 2: The legend of Ron Burgundy Rob CroxfordKMAF 2: European vacationKMAF 2: Tokyo DriftKMAF 2: and the Prisoner of AzkabanOk…I am out of ideas……why don't you help me find a great sequel name in the comments!!Anyways, this weekend was my second-to-last outdoor exhibition of the season, and the second time I have done #KMAF. My first experience was off-the-chart good. (Sorry…I have a bit of hyphen-fever today!) My second was pretty good…
  • INEXPENSIVE BUT NOT CHEAP!

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Art is expensive. Right??I really hate that idea. It's true, I have some work that is $3000.00+But the lions share of my work is less than $1200!Is that cheap? Well…..for some….yes…For original artwork from a full time artist who has 10 years of showing…..NO.Generally, my prices are a little lower than my peers! But that doesn't make it affordable to EVERYONE…and art NEEDS to be for everyone!So that became a bit of mission for me!My first solution was to create a $50 original piece of art."Bird Brain", 6" x 6", Acrylic and Mixed MediaSTILL AVAILABLE!!! (and did I mention only…
  • WW176: MASTERS OF SEX, DAVID JABLOW and CLOCKONE

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Here are the 5 things that I love this week!!! I want you to really love them too!!1.) Masters of Sex. Ok….I KNOW I KNOW…..I am WAY FAR BEHIND ON THIS!! But wow!You gotta watch this show!Thanks Showtime! Yes…this is the sex-centric version of Mad Men. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as the lead characters, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two pioneering researchers of human sexuality at Washington University - who go on to revolutionize how we think about sex!AMAZING! Beau Bridges and Allison Janney just knock your socks off!! WOW!!!If you haven't seen it.DO!
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Ultra Wide

    Fred Hatt
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Headlights at Dusk, 2014, photo by Fred Hatt You’ve probably heard of the GoPro Hero, the tiny high definition video camera designed for extreme sports. It can be clamped to a helmet, a surfboard, a bicycle, or a racing car to show the sedentary and screen-bound what their more daredevilish brethren and sistren see while risking their lives careening down mountainsides or surfing pipelines. In 2012, when Felix Baumgartner skydove out of a capsule 24 miles above earth, he was wearing five of these little cameras. One of my favorite GoPro videos was taken with the camera strapped to the…
  • End-On: Extreme Foreshortening – Part 2

    Fred Hatt
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Rotation, 2006, by Fred Hatt One of my all-time most popular Drawing Life posts is “End-On: Extreme Foreshortening“, from 2010, which featured my sketches of models in mostly reclining poses, seen at angles from near head or foot, a view which radically alters the perceived contours and juxtapositions of parts of the body. Many life drawing practitioners find extreme foreshortening very challenging, but if you can learn to analyze what’s in your visual field for this kind of drawing, everything else will be relatively easy. The original post has lots of observations that…
  • Maidman’s Celebration

    Fred Hatt
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Cover of Poets/Artists, issue # 56, June 2014, curated by Daniel Maidman. Watercolor by Melissa Carroll Poets/Artists is a limited edition and print-on-demand magazine published since 2008. On their Facebook page they describe themselves thus: “We publish figurative artists and jazzy poets….” That’s all – the ellipses don’t indicate any omission in their mission statement. Many of their issues are curated by invited artists. The most recent issue, “Celebration“, was put together by painter and writer Daniel Maidman, whose own blog and whose…
  • The Winter Past

    Fred Hatt
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Red and White, 2014, photo by Fred Hatt We live in a world of instantaneous sharing, a constant present where photos go up on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram the minute they’re taken, where events are live streamed and live tweeted, where instant pundits make comments on what’s happening right now, with tongue in cheek, or, all too often, foot in mouth. In the analog era, photographs and commentary were never about the right now. There was always enough delay built into the process that at best they were about the freshly recalled past. I really like having a delay. Art needs…
  • In Memoriam

    Fred Hatt
    29 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Prophet, 2002, by Fred Hatt Yizroel Meyer (1944-2013)  was an intense and deeply eccentric man and an artist’s model who inspired me with his spiritual presence. As he posed, he prayed or chanted silently, his eyes fixed and his mouth moving ever so slightly. He embodied the human – mortal, frail, vulnerable – reaching out towards divinity. The quality of yearning was so powerful it could not help but manifest in drawings of the man. Prophet study, 2002, by Fred Hatt I didn’t know him well. He was selective about who he would open up to. With me, he always spoke…
 
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  • Butterflies, textile art by Yumi Okita

    ego
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. Yumi Okita: etsy Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Butterflies, textile art by Yumi Okita appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Archimusic, musical and architectural posters by Federico Babina

    ego
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Illustrator and architect Federico Babina comes back with musical and architectural posters. For his series “Archimusic”, he has decided to draw buildings which take the physical and musical characteristics of the musicians: from the red lightning of David Bowie to Amy Winehouse’s hair. Federico Babina: website Via: fubiz.net The post Archimusic, musical and architectural posters by Federico…
  • Public jewelry, street art by NeSpoon Polska

    ego
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing. NeSpoon Polska: behance Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Public jewelry, street art by NeSpoon Polska appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Friendship knows no boundaries

    ego
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Amazing photo collection of a German Shepherd and a gray tabby cat. They seem to be inseparable. See more at taildom.com The post Friendship knows no boundaries appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • The Inscending Spiral: Head Shots by James Roper

    ego
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It This series takes the actors ‘head shot’ portrait photograph, a must have item for any wannabe Hollywood actor, and attempts to dig deep beyond the superficial glossy surface, extracting hidden depths and forms. In the vein of vintage ectoplasm photographs of the early 20th century, each ‘Head Shot’ is layered with excretions and shifting surfaces, drawing links to the role of the actor as an invocator of spirits and narrators of cultural myth in traditional societies. ‘The Inscending Spiral’ July 12th –…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Recommended at the Edinburgh Fringe: The Big Bite-Size Plays Breakfast

    Flaneur
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Answer Man is a great way to start your day at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's one of the courses in the Big Bite-Size Plays Breakfast, which showcases new international ten-minute (or so) plays at the Pleasance Dome. It's unusual to smell coffee as you head into a theatre space. But Big Bite-Size Plays Breakfast […]
  • Edinburgh fringe review: Circa Beyond at Underbelly – Can a human really do that?

    Flaneur
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:37 am
    Nobody actually says Don’t try this at home but when acrobats are jumping from pole to pole, swinging from each other’s feet and throwing chairs maybe that’s taken for granted. Director Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble have brought a show of remarkable physicality and verve to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. At 7pm at the McEwan Hall […]
  • Civil Rogues at the Edinburgh Fringe – What happened when the Puritans closed the theatres?

    Flaneur
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when being an actor could get you thrown in prison or flogged – and it was nothing to do with harsh theatre critics who believed in corporal punishment. During the English civil war and Protectorate the Puritans were busy banning dancing, drinking and Christmas. As they […]
  • Theatre on the tea lawn – Romeo and Juliet at Lauderdale House

    Flaneur
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Put your rugs on the grass and get out your picnics, it’s the annual Shakespeare in the rain season. Except that yesterday at Lauderdale House the sun shone, it wasn’t cold, I didn’t get bitten by mosquitos and there were no showers. Shooting Stars’ production of Romeo and Juliet is a successful reminder of why people […]
  • Gilbert and George talk about their new Scapegoating Pictures show + Win a signed poster!

    Flaneur
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Thanks to White Cube Gallery we have a signed Gilbert and George poster from their new exhibition to give away. For instructions on how to enter see below. Gilbert and George have been fixtures in the London art world since they graduated from St Martins in 1969. Until 28th September their new exhibition Scapegoating Pictures is […]
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    Fresh Gloss

  • Pirate Mermaid Original drawings at auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    You can now bid to win the 2 first original Pirate Mermaid drawings in my eBay store!   “Art Life” Original 9×12: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pirate-Mermaid-ARTIST-Tattoo-Punk-rock-ORIGINAL-Illustration-Drawing-Wescoat-/141364649287?pt=Art_Drawings&hash=item20e9fd5d47   “Treasure Hunter” Original 9×10: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131258219588Filed under: Art Auctions
  • New “Mystic View” Eye Study Original painting, #1 Limited Edition auctions

    Natasha Wescoat
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    “Mystic View” Eye Study Original 5″x7″ Acrylic painting on canvas panel Comes framed in Beautiful Ornate resin frame making it approx. 6″x9″ in size! AVAILABLE for $300 here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141362355313 If interested in a custom eye study painting, please message me!   #1 First Limited Edition of “Green Eyed Violet” auction is here as well, which […]
  • #1 First Limited Edition of “The Wishing Apple” at auction, New licensing deals

    Natasha Wescoat
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    For those who missed out on owning the original painting today, The FIRST Hand painted limited edition canvas print of “The Wishing Apple” has just been released at auction starting at 0.01 here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131255131056?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 This is an auction for the NUMBER ONE first canvas in the limited edition set of 25! Only 25 of these […]
  • New Pirate Mermaid Original Drawings in shop!

    Natasha Wescoat
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Here they are! 2 NEW Original Pirate Mermaid Drawings have been listed in my shop! These are original ink drawings on watercolor paper and come with certificate of authenticity. Go to the link to see more pictures of each one or purchase! “Art Life” is a punk rock artist mermaid: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197938829/pirate-mermaid-art-life-tattoo-punk-rock?ref=shop_home_active_2 “Treasure Hunter” Is a […]
  • “A Little Birdy” Unicorn Girl ORIGINAL Painting auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “A Little Birdy Told Me” Original acrylic painting on 12″x12″ canvas panel Live auction, starting at 0.01 with no reserve here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131251068691   Signed prints and limited editions of “A Little Birdy Told Me” will be available in my Etsy shop!Filed under: Art Auctions
 
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER

    Endevia
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    In Paris, the upcoming 2014 fashion week will take place from september 23, 2014 to october 1, 2014. s.  s.  . . TAG: 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER TAG: fashion week in Paris . TAG: 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER ; 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER Venue: Paris Date: From september, 23 to october 1st 2014 Cost:  By Invitation FASHION [...]
  • Oriental Fashion Show 2014

    Endevia
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The 2014 Oriental Fashion show was held in the luxury hotel Georges V on june 21, 2014. It marked the 10th anniversary of this annual event whose aim has always been to support middle east haute couture designers. It was definitely a mesmerizing moment full of wonder and one of a kind moments. s.  s.  [...]
  • FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014

    Endevia
    27 May 2014 | 2:37 am
    FASHION ACCESS is an international fashion fair,shocasing bags, footwear and other creations, which takes place in Hong Kong in september 2014. . . . . .  . . . . . . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Address: Wanchai, Hong Kong Date: [...]
  • Paris fashion week spring summer 2014

    Endevia
    5 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    The next fashion week showcasing spring and summer collections will be held in Paris in june and july 2014 . This time? Men’s fashion and Haute couture will steal the show. Find out more about the dates below: . . . . .Paris fashion week spring summer 2014 . Paris fashion week spring summer 2014 [...]
  • Paris fashion week june 2014

    Endevia
    5 May 2014 | 6:03 am
    The upcoming Fashion week which will take place in June 2014 in Paris is about Men’s fashion. Find out more about it below: . . . . .Paris fashion week june 2014 . Paris fashion week june 2014 PLACE: Paris, the world’s fashion capital . JUNE 2014 Men’s fashion: June, 25 to 29, 2014 . Have [...]
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, 2014 — ​The Return of Harmony: works by Tanglewood Music Center Alumni

    Larry Wallach
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    In the Twenty-First Century, a festival of contemporary music needs a point of focus. A broad or representative survey is impossible; there are simply too many wildly varied approaches to music-making out there than can be sampled even in a festival twice as long as the six-concert event this summer at Tanglewood. By choosing composers who have been fellows there, the organizers John Harbison and Michael Gandolfi offered a musical profile that... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 89: HIP Today and Gone Tomorrow — Sequentia at Tanglewood and NT’s Lear on Screen

    Keith Kibler
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    HIP (Historically Informed Performance) is not so hip as it used to be. William Christie does Baroque opera with cutting edge directors. René Jacobs records a Matthew Passion with tempi that rival Furtwängler's. The information age was what made historically aware performances possible. It did not give us all the answers. In fifty years will we have HIP performances that are more like the 16th or 17th century than they are today? And how will... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 88: Dreaming with Bottom

    Keith Kibler
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Tony Simotes' location for Shakespeare and Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream was a voodoo-haunted New Orleans. The best part about his production was he gave it to us straight. The supernatural characters, Oberon and Titania, were clarified and humanized into something that almost approached matter-of-factness. This made me hear the play very differently. The set was bright and golden; the action direct. The rustics, for once, did not... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre Group

    Nancy Salz
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    It has been said that the sign of a good musical is when the audience leaves the theatre humming a tune from the show. Not so with Stephen Sondheim. His ability to dazzle us with his lyrics, his verbal brilliance and wit, causes us to ponder his lyrics on the way up the aisle and wonder how he pulls it all off. The post Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre Group appeared first on The Berkshire Review for the... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Music and More at New Marlborough

    Keith Francis
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The village of New Marlborough lies on Route 57 about fifteen minutes east of Great Barrington. Its principal feature is the village green, where the well-known Inn on the Green stands next to the historic Meeting House. The latter is the home of New Marlborough’s enterprising “Music and More” series, directed by Harold F. Lewin, which is now in its twenty-third year and aims to bring “a diverse and distinguished group of authors, actors,... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
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    New York Arts

  • John Banville’s Love in the Wars after Kleist’s Penthesilea at Bard Summerscape

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    If one has read one's Classics, or has acquired a passion for ancient literature later in life and has read, say, Homer and the tragic poets with some attention, or, perhaps I should say, is older than fifty, one, in some human situation, whether intimate, passionate, urgent, or trivial, will occasionally get an uncanny feeling that one is living out Greek myth—that under one's skin Achilles, Hermes, or Thetis are making us act and speak from within, as if we twenty-first century humans were nothing more than costumes for some drama of great antiquity that plays itself out continuously over…
  • Kevin Newbury talks to Michael Miller about his production of Weber’s Euryanthe at Bard Summerscape

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    For its annual opera, Bard Summerscape has chosen Carl Maria von Weber's seldom performed masterpiece, Euryanthe. Der Freischütz had been a great success at the Kärtnerthortheater in Vienna at its premiere in 1821, and the impresario Domenico Barbala lost no time in asking Weber for another opera of the sort. Weber, however, wanted to compose something different. He wanted to grow beyond the popular Singspiel alternation of spoke dialogue and sung numbers in favor of a freer flow of recitative, sung dialogue, and arias. Weber had considerable difficulty in deciding on a libretto, and he…
  • A Shakespeare Double-Bill at the American Ballet Theater: Ashton’s The Dream and Ratmansky’s The Tempest

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    ABT's The Dream is highly poetic, romantic and vaguely Victorian. It differs from the version presented by the New York City Ballet in that it is only one act and has a somewhat different story line as well as highly contrasting choreography. (I confess to a preference for the NYCB version, but so be it.) Herman Cornejo was unquestionably the star of the performance, a magical, energetic Puck whose leaps are astounding. He spins so brilliantly I couldn't tell how many rounds he made; took to the air as though truly born an elfin sprite and displayed a keen a sense of humor. Oberon was…
  • John Banville talks to Michael Miller about Love in the Wars, his English adaptation of Kleist’s Penthesilea

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    John Banville and Michael Miller discuss Love in the Wars, his free English adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's play, Penthesilea, with a digression about the rest of Mr. Banville's work, before returning to the play, which will receive its world premiere at Bard College Summerscape. Kleist's theatrical ambition was to fuse Greek tragedy with Shakespearean "burlesque." The work shows his pessimistic world view spiced with black Prussian humor. The post John Banville talks to Michael Miller about Love in the Wars, his English adaptation of Kleist’s Penthesilea appeared first on New…
  • Arts Press Summer Fundraiser — Support New York Arts and The Berkshire Review!

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Our publications continue to be widely acclaimed by leaders in the arts and our readers. Artists in all disciplines have expressed their gratitude for our reviews, articles, and interviews, and so have our readers, in a most gratifying way. We are constantly reminded of the value of our mission to promote the arts and educate audiences around the world. The post Arts Press Summer Fundraiser — Support New York Arts and The Berkshire Review! appeared first on New York Arts.
 
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    Draw your travels

  • Tourism- bringing the best out of the world!

    miha4sora
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    As a young solo traveler, whenever I plan my next trip I somehow always end up focusing on big names on the map, such as London, Stockholm or some other capital city promoted on the Internet.I don't know how other travelers think, but I don't know if the small village of Sapanta  in the north of Romania(http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/maramures/sapanta) is somehwere on their travel list.Or the small town of Medjugorje in Bosnia&Herzegovina.  Before turning 18 ,I went on many roadtrips with my father in my country ,Romania, and got to see almost all it…
  • Smile : It's your right to be happy!

    miha4sora
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Hello ,lovely people of the world!Today is a new beautiful day, perfect to take a break  from our daily activities and think a little bit about some important issues facing youth all over the world.First of all, the World Conference on Youth 2014 is just around the corner and this year it will take place in exotic,beautiful  Colombo in Sri Lanka. The conference is a meeting place for youth to discuss and ponder on some important issues such as Youth Rights and Gender Equality.Speaking of which, young people have a huge impact on culture and sports and all sorts of recreational…
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Giveaway

    miha4sora
    5 Dec 2013 | 7:31 am
    Enter the giveaway to win the luxurious and sophisticated Vice 2 Palette from Urban Decay a $59 value. Enjoy:Description:Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. In case you weren’t around for the frenzy of the original Vice Palette, here’s the deal: yes, Vice 2 is limited edition and it WILL sell out. (With 20 EXCLUSIVE shades you won’t find anywhere else, what would you expect!?)What you get:Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright…
  • Israel: a mix between the expected and the unexpected

    miha4sora
    30 Nov 2013 | 5:07 am
    I can't believe it has been more than a week since I came back from the Holy Land.I still miss it and want to go back there to see all the places I haven't seen yet.And trust me, 4 days is a ridiculously short amount of time to spend there.Why 4 days ,you ask? Firstly,I'm a student and secondly,I'm a student :) In other words,staying for a shorter amount of time means spending less money(at least it should) and I also went on this trip during the academic year(yes, I skip classes quite a lot-that's what happens when you don't like what you're studying)So,if you ever wanted to travel to Israel…
  • Portrait: Cara Delevingne + GoFundMe Campaign

    miha4sora
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:15 am
    Hola!I'm back with a new portrait after quite a long time. I did this portrait back in summer but I didn't like how some parts turned out so I kept postponing this post. I'm finally posting it now, even though I'm not 100 % happy with it.I've also recently come back from Israel and it was quite the experience.I might write a post about it in the near future.What do you think?I've also started a campaign on gofundme.com to raise money for a big tour of Europe I'm planning for next summer. I would deeply appreciate it if you could share it on social media or help me in any way you can (my link)…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Summer Art Exhibition: Verve of Abstraction; The Substance of Form

    Karin Maraney
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    If you’re looking for a summer art exhibition to breathe some freshness and vibrancy into your day, you’ll want to check out Agora Gallery‘s shows. Get off the dusty streets and relax in the cool, refreshing environment of a gallery where the walls display creativity and originality at their best. The exhibits open on July 29 and run until August 19, and the opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 31. Come and enjoy the art, the atmosphere and the experience! Carol Brooks Parker, Aurora Over Inuksuk in Snow Verve of Abstraction presents the work of…
  • The 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a well-known art contest that has been running for nearly thirty years. The juror is different every year, but is always someone with wide experience of the art world and market, often attached to prestigious institutions. This year the juror was critic, curator, writer and educator Mr. Carlo McCormick, and it was his job to select artists for the various award categories. One of the prizes was participation in an exhibition in Chelsea, New York’s famous art district, and this summer, Agora Gallery will be proudly hosting that exhibit.
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Art news from around the world: At 3pm this afternoon, the president will award the National Medals of Arts – to these people. The third-highest grossing criminal trade in the world over the past 40 years? Art. Minus large endowments, a rich board, or global stature, the Museum for African Art’s design will need rethinking. There’s this great new contemporary arts complex… In Jersey City. The artist who uses Facebook to make his audience feel like constant visitors in his studio. A fascinating look at Russia’s famous Hermitage and how it has been affected by…
  • First Annual Wearable Art Event: Chelsea Art Walk 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Last night, Agora Gallery had the great pleasure of featuring in the annual Chelsea Art Walk, an open event that extends from 16th to 30th Street in Chelsea. After usual business hours, galleries open their doors to the public for panel discussions among artists and specialists, book signings, open studios, and special receptions. At Agora, we invited the art walkers to participate in our Wearable Art Photoshoot, a project to explore how New Yorkers incorporate creative expression into their daily attire. Sharee Danker molds her Continental Divide bracelets from brass and copper. When…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Art news from around the world: Is the Russian avant-garde market awash with fakes? Artist resale rights bill gains support in Congress. US museums provide emergency support for high-risk works of art in Syria. Selling openly faked works – an attractive next career stage for a convicted forger. He even has an exhibit! Why is running an Italian art museum such a nightmare job? Popular stories from the week: The interesting – and creative – consequences of a pill given to help sufferers of Parkinson’s. ‘Stability in motion’ – the art of continual…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Let’s Talk: Gallery Teaching and Conversations about Art

    Blanton Museum
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    It’s been almost a year, but I still remember how nervous I was on that morning last September when I led my first gallery visit for Art Central, the Blanton’s multi-visit education program developed in partnership with AISD. It felt … Continue reading →
  • George Gershwin In An Imaginary Concert Hall

    Blanton Museum
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Blanton volunteer Ray McLeod shares his research into one of the most popular works hanging in our galleries, David Alfaro Siqueiros’ portrait of musician George Gershwin, a painting on long-term loan from the Harry Ransom Center. American composer George Gershwin … Continue reading →
  • Artist Claude van Lingen on Art of the Moment

    Blanton Museum
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Austin Artist of the Year and Blanton volunteer Claude van Lingen traces how artists have been influenced by the ideologies and technologies of their time from the Impressionism to Contemporary art movements. “Call that art?” “My child can do better!” … Continue reading →
  • Curiosity Unbound: Docent Training at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Annually, hundreds of groups comprised of K-12 schools, community organizations, and university classes visit the Blanton. We hope these visitors come with a measure of curiosity and a desire to explore, and we expect them to leave changed in some … Continue reading →
  • Branding Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

    Blanton Museum
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    The first encounter visitors have with Blanton exhibitions often occurs well before our shows even open. For each exhibition, a look or “graphic identity” is developed to help set the tone of what visitors will find in the galleries. Used … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • How to use BuzzFeed (or any other site) to grow your platform and sell more of anything

    Derek Murphy
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A minute ago I was searching for images for a book cover. That led to a cat gif, which led to a Buzzfeed article called “16 things only spontaneous people can relate to as told by cats.” I spent a few minutes watching short cat gifs. What’s not to like? They appeal to everybody (even if you’re not really “spontaneous”). But when I got down to the end of the post, I saw this: On the one hand — yes it’s a little strange. There’s a very tenuous link between being spontaneous and liking cats, and wanting to see a Bud Light advertisement. On the other hand, this is contemporary…
  • Save a lot of money on book marketing

    Derek Murphy
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    I’m speaking at a book marketing event in Cleveland on Sept. 8th, along with Johnny B. Truant (of “Write, Publish, Repeat.”) Jim Kukral, the organizer and founder of Author Marketing Club, is letting me offer friends a discount code for $49 off the conference — plus lifetime membership to Author Marketing Club (a $295 value, which has a bunch of cool tools to help you with your book marketing). I’m probably only allowed a few “guests” — so if you live near Cleveland and can make it, save some money: Registration can be accessed here You can use the discount code “cle”.
  • Are your publishing fears valid? Yes. This is the solution.

    Derek Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    I got an email today from a wife helping her husband publish and worried about the book’s potential success. Putting your book out there is scary. Spending a lot of money and not earning it back is a very valid fear. There are ways around it, but it’s mostly a gamble. You can mitigate the risk by producing the book like a product (not just styling it up after it’s done, but writing it with readers in mind). But your fears are valid: there’s a very real possibility that you will spend more than you earn on your first book. She writes: Don is in the process of getting the first draft…
  • How to make a million dollars

    Derek Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    A million dollars is not a lot of money. It sounds big, but it can be broken down. Viewing it in smaller numbers makes it easier to wrap your head around how you can generate that amount. For example, a million dollars is only 1000 people giving you $1000 dollars. 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000 Let’s say you run a services business. You need to sell something that has $1000 value. You could sell a few a month for several years. But you need to have something of extreme value ($1000) that doesn’t take you much time — you’re an expert, with valuable knowledge. You could be a consultant or a…
  • What to do when you completely lose your mind (an honest review of the World Domination Summit 2014)

    Derek Murphy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    I spent the last four days in Portland attending the World Domination Summit (a congregation of people living remarkable lives in a conventional world). It’s my second time — immediately after the first one I attended (2013) I bought tickets for myself and my mother to return this year. Since I wrote a little about my experiences last year, I met a few people who had already visited my blog. A lot of people said something like I didn’t know if it was for real — I couldn’t find any online reviews or details except stuff like “it’s so awesome, you have to go.” So I promised…
 
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  • Krzysztof Frankiewicz – Elegant Look

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Krzysztof Frankiewicz is a young freelance photographer, focusing predominantly on fashion photography. He was born in Wrocław, Poland; currently living and working in London. Krzysztof carefully chooses colors and light, giving the work very subtle and Read More
  • Anish Kapoor – Reflection

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Indian visual artist Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. He became best known for his biomorphic or geometric sculptures. Since 1995, he has used reflective surface of polished stainless steel Read More
  • Luca Zanier – Enormous Spaces, Endless Walkways

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Luca Zanier is a German photographer, focusing mainly on landscapes, stills and urban spaces. He explores endless walkways, enormous spaces, cryptic signs and depicts them on film in a very artistic manner. zanier.ch
  • Maiko Gubler – Three-dimensional Surrealism

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Maiko Gubler is a German visual artist specializing in digital art and sculpture. After graduating from The Berlin University of the Arts in Visual Communication/Digital Media she has been working as an interactive art director for Read More
  • Trey Ratcliff – Scenes From Burning Man

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Trey Ratcliff is an adventurer, writer and photographer living in Queenstown, New Zealand. He shot truly amazing scenes from Burning Man, which is an annual art event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The Read More
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    ArtProMotivate

  • 3 Tricks to Scoring Art Licensing Deals

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Many artists are keen on licensing their work because it generates more income for one piece than you can by just selling the original or prints. But when you're first starting out as an artist, before your name is known, it can be tough to get seen by manufacturers and companies who license art. Here are my favorite ways to demonstrate interest in licensing so you can land your first contract.  Always See Myself in Nature - Ev McTaggartRead more »
  • Brittany Saraceno - Curated Musings of a Southern Sicilain

    28 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Brittany Saraceno USA, Texas! Mediums: Hard body acrylic, soft body acrylic, spray paint, ink, found items Style: contemporary chaos, abstract objective Favorite Quote: "I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style." -Yves Saint Laurent Favorite Books: Jackson Pollock. A biography by Deborah Salomon Favorite Movies: Midnight in Paris & Gone with the wind     Brittany Saraceno is Texas native. Contemporary conceptualistic in her work, she strives to produce pieces that reflect her current state of self. Through abstract…
  • Anastasiya Bachmanova Artist - Natural Acrylics

    3 May 2014 | 10:09 am
    Anastasiya Bachmanova Monterey Bay, CA, USA Mediums: Acrylic on canvas and wood Style: Somewhat realistic, a little bit impressionistic, vibrant and crisp Favorite Quote: Advice from the ocean: Be shore of yourself, come out of your shell, take time to coast, avoid pier pressure, sea life's beauty, don't get tide down, make waves! Favorite Books: The Alchemist, John Muir, Aldo Leopold Sea Lions © Anastasiya Bachmanova, Sea lions work together to chorale a school of fish into a tight bait ball, then they take turns feeding. I am an acrylic painter originally from Russia, now living in…
  • Jasmine Hambling Artist - You were once Wild Here – Don’t Let them Tame You

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Jasmine Hambling Brisbane, Australia Mediums: acrylics on canvas Style: Eclectic! Favorite Quote: "You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you" Isadora Duncan  (May 27, 1877 – September 14, 1927) Favorite Books: The Slight Edge - Jeff Olsen, Go for Gold - John C Maxwell Favorite Movies: Salt, The Lion King :) Music: When creating I love listening to the raw voice of artist Lana Del Rey. Melbourne band The Paper Kites are also on my shuffle list when creating! When I listen to these two artists I feel energized, inspired, and simply get lost in the moment.Perfect for…
  • Phenomurals - Dale Ward and Shayla Tansey - Who Says We Can’t Paint on the Walls?

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    "Phenomurals", aka Dale Ward and Shayla Tansey Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mediums: Latex wall paint, acrylics, ink, pencil, unicorn dust, etc. Style:  No set style for us at this point. We burn boundaries when we see them. Both of us have a strong interest in exploring different mediums and techniques, and this also allows us to give the client freedom over what they'd like when we're flexible in this way. It has also enabled us to work on some really amazing pieces which may not have been possible had we chosen to stick to one style. Favorite Quotes: “Ignoring your passion…
 
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • HOW 2014 Logo Design Competition & Awards

    Creative Fluff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Always be hustling. HOW has launched it’s annual logo design competition and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to compete for glory and awards. As an artist, it’s always important to get your name out there and the more competitions you win, the more you have to add to your resume when attempting to woo a potential client. HOW TO ENTER All logos must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on July 1, 2014 August 1, 2014. The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels. The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details…
  • The Modern Illustrations of Mattias Snygg

    Alex Irish
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been looking at artists who produce a lot of dense, intricate works lately, and felt it was time for a change. So today we’re taking a gander at the rather more modernistic art of Mattias Snygg. Snygg spends much of his time working in the worlds of video games and films, both producing illustrations and as artistic director, as well as working on more personal artworks. As one might expect from this, his portfolio showcases a generous melange of styles, from the chunky strokes and ill-defined outlines of his more painterly pieces, to the vibrant sci-fi/fantasy pulp of others.
  • The Atmospheric Photography of Kevin J. Short

    Fred McCoy
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Today we bring you the work of up-and-coming photographer and multimedia artist Kevin J. Short. Based in San Francisco, Kevin has worked as a talented designer and photographer producing evocative pictures while exploring art in any form he sees fit. People who knew Kevin growing up might be surprised to find him in the photography field; having gone to school for architecture it maybe come as a surprise to see him where he is today. Kevin is a man of many skills and enjoys flexing his creative muscle. “I’m a self taught artist and have been practicing in various media for about a…
  • Art in Unexpected Places – A Layover Story of Philadelphia Airport

    Alex Irish
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    After a flight cancellation at Philadelphia International Airport last week, I found myself with time to kill; time to explore the airport at my leisure. I didn’t expect to get much out of it besides stretching my legs a little, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was a large and varied range of art exhibits on display throughout the airport. There’s been something of an explosion of this sort of thing – art in unexpected public places (I’ve seen it in shopping malls, on construction hoardings, even on public transport) – and it presents an interesting opportunity for…
  • The Japanese Pinup Art of ONEQ

    Fred McCoy
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Pinup art, largely a product of American society, draws inspiration from the ‘good ol’ days’ when women existed in the media for the pleasure of male-viewing. A nostalgia of this time period has kept the art of pinup alive and well in contemporary society and has even managed to jump borders and seep into the art stream of vastly different cultures. Today I’m pleased to present the amazing Pinup work of Japanese Illustrating powerhouse: ONEQ. ONEQ was born in 1981 in Japan’s southeast Kyushu island and her work mixes a variety of Japanese and American aesthetics to…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • When the Levee Breaks

    Ivana Peric
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    'Rapping about women's rights is just as important as rapping about the occupation' - Suhell Nafar of Palestinian hip-hop group DAM speaks out
  • The Aesthetics of Exile

    Abdellatif R. Abdeljawad
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    A look at the use of the Nakba and the resistance as subjects in contemporary Palestinian art, as well as thoughts on the aesthetics of Palestinian 'liberation art'
  • Sin City

    Joobin Bekhrad
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Joobin Bekhrad on the rise and fall of Iran's iconic Qajar monarch, Nasereddin Shah, with a focus on the recent work of artist Siamak Filizadeh
  • All Mother Tongues are Difficult

    Nada Zanhour
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    Nada Zanhour's reflections on Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh's latest solo exhibition in Beirut revolving around themes of love, language, and war
  • Voices of Marrakech

    Chitra Kalyani
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    After sojourns in Alexandria and Beirut, German audiophiles Julia Tieke and Berit Schuck turned their ears towards the historic Medina of Marrakech
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window

    Chris Hilbig
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This is the third in a series of articles covering Inkscape’s Create Tiled Clones Window. This is the mysterious window that we will continue to dissect. The tab we’ll learn today will be the Rotation tab. An Overview of the Rotation Tab Now I realize that a lot of you, if not most of you are not being kept […] The post Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — July 21, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest. I honestly had no plans for one this week, but today gave me some golden nuggets. Enjoy! Inkscape 0.48.5 is Here! Okay, maybe a point release or a bug fix release won’t amp you up. But it contains over 60 bug fixes to help improve stability and functionality […] The post Links of Interest — July 21, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Book Review: Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration

    Chris Hilbig
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Pat Quinn’s Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration As some of you may know, I’ve posted a series of articles in Yes, You Too Can Draw! covering one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. Basic Perspective for Comics & Illustration was one of the books that I referenced while writing the article on three-point perspective. It’s one of the books I’ve often […] The post Book Review: Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — July 4, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Happy 4th of July to everyone in the United States! As for the rest of you… I have some more nuggets of gold to share with you in today’s edition of Links of Interest. Winsor & Newton Gets a Refresh Ironic how I start with a British company. But Winsor & Newton is one of my favorite […] The post Links of Interest — July 4, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   Welcome to the next, long-awaited edition of Yes, You Too Can Draw! If you could nail down the two-point perspective lesson from the previous chapter, then this lesson on Three-point Perspective will be a piece of cake. Let’s review the previous chapter… What We Learned From Last Time What two-point perspective is. How to create your own […] The post Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
 
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    Art in Limbo

  • Mirrors, Marks & Loops at Locks Gallery

    Natalia Angeles Vieyra
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Philadelphia– This past Thursday, artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib hosted a discussion panel on video art and practice at Locks Gallery in the Washington Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Hironaka and Suib are a husband-and-wife duo who met as undergraduate students at the University of the Arts and began collaborating in 2007 after achieving national recognition for their individual artistic projects. The discussion, facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Erica Battle, served to contextualize the couple’s current exhibition, Mirrors, Marks & Loops, within the…
  • Remnants: Socialist Realism in Contemporary Romanian Painting

    Amelia Miholca
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In December 1989, across several cities in the Romania, Romanian citizens, including students and workers, joined in protest against the socialist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu. Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife were arrested, held trial, and sentenced to death by firing squad. The Romanian Revolution of 1989 is now in the past. But the post-Revolution period of the 1990s and 2000s did not create the expected economic and political accomplishments. With political corruption and economic decline, Romanians today are critically evaluating their socialist past and the outcomes of the…
  • New Happenings on AiL

    Andrew Knutson
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We’re shaking things up here at Art in Limbo.  In order to continue to grow our mission of supporting emerging artists, curators, and art historians, we are bringing new voices to AiL. New York and San Francisco will still serve as our main hubs, but we are now including more content from professionals throughout the nation. The contributors will help us to fill in some of the gaps from coast to coast. They each bring with them a perspective and area of expertise of which we may not be able to cover otherwise. With every upcoming article, our goal is to enrich the networks of…
  • Art Armor: June 17, 2014

    Andrew Knutson
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    Suit up with the top art news of the week! Here are AiL’s picks: 1) Two more cultural institutions have stepped up to help the Detroit Institute of Arts. Both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust pledged a combined $13 million towards the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million. This important step in the museum’s efforts comes just days after three automakers donated an additional $26 million, via Detroit Free Press.   2) Changes ahead at the Morgan Library and Museum! John Marciari has been tapped to lead the institution’s Drawings and…
  • Condensed: Bushwick Open Studios 2014

    Art in Limbo
    29 May 2014 | 5:29 pm
    It’s the end of May, which means two things: summer is just around the corner and Bushwick Open Studios is here! It feels almost unbelievable that a year has passed since 2013′s iteration; nonetheless, we’re excited to see the neighborhood come together again to celebrate its unique and thriving arts scene. This year marks the 8th Anniversary of the event, and 2014 promises to be just as jam-packed as years before. As we gear up for the weekend, we’ve created a shortlist and guide of performances, exhibitions, and open studios that are definitely worth checking out.
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    I am Troythulu

  • not my lips

    Troy Loy
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Originally posted on Realm of Empress Musie: let my heart not my lips be sanctified by your love if someone needs you then that will be my heart, soul not my lips or my eyes so come to me in your full glory make me yours from inside out. fill me up from deep within with your sweet light and purest love. View originalFiled under: Uncategorized
  • TEDxCERN | Why All Good, and Some Bad, Research is Improbable

    Troy Loy
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    via TEDx TalksFiled under: Humor, Science Tagged: Ignobel Prize, Research, TED, TEDxCERN, Video
  • Henri 8 — “Artiste”

    Troy Loy
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Filed under: Arts, Humor, Logic/Philosophy Tagged: Artists, Cats, Existentialism, Henri, Video
  • Haiku in Two 1.0

    Troy Loy
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Two for an old friend, now long since gone, taken by cancer. These are 5/7/5 syllable haiku. One Longtime gaming pal Geraldine’s, Sebastian’s dad Catch him if you can. Two Hummingbird Feather Ah, poor kitty. Gronk, me fix. Was Shang-Ti’s player.Filed under: Poetry Tagged: Haiku, Poem, Poems
  • Occ The Skeptical Caveman

    Troy Loy
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    via The Skeptical Rogues at TheSkepticsGuide YouTube channelFiled under: Humor, Skepticism Tagged: Caveman, Occ, Skepticism, The Skeptical Rogues, Video
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    Artsnapper

  • When Literature Inspires Artists to Make Art

    Katie
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
     Artists Make Art Inspired by Literature After art, my next great love is books, so naturally I was drawn to this collection of works of art inspired by literature.  They are part of a long tradition of different media influencing one another, from plays based on books and operas placed on plays to current movies […] The post When Literature Inspires Artists to Make Art appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Happy Birthday To N.C. Wyeth an American Artist Emerging Artists: Interview with Heather Scott Emerging Artists: Interview with Dorian Monsalve Emerging Artists:…
  • VIDEO: Who is John Baldessari?

    Cristian Valbuena
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A few weeks ago we wrote about Conceptual Art to help you gain a better understanding of this important art movement. In the post we mentioned several of the artists who have pioneered this movement, including John Baldessari, who is considered the Godfather of conceptualism. A few days ago, I stumbled upon this fun and informative […] The post VIDEO: Who is John Baldessari? appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: VIDEO: Ben Heine’s Artwork Series Pencil vs Camera Explained VIDEO: Hennessy Youngman Talks About Damien Hirsts and His Artwork Conceptual Art Is More Than…
  • Why is Art So Important? Because it Has Healing Powers

    Caroline Absher
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Hello world. For the past month I have been completely disconnected, wandering Europe with nothing but a backpack, sketchbook, and a few friends.  Zero expectations were formed beforehand- I walked into this blind. Some would say that is an unsafe way of handling things, but from experience I can say it is the best way. […] The post Why is Art So Important? Because it Has Healing Powers appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Nancy Graves an Important Figure in the History of Women in Art Basquiat: His Influences, His Figures, and Why He’s Important Today A Young Artists…
  • Cheat Sheet: 10 Useful Terms to Help You Talk About Art

    Julia Stern
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’ve all been there: stranded in front of an incomprehensible work of art, compelled to say something profound and intelligent. You hold your chin, tilt your head sideways and say, “It’s very…” Then you draw a blank. Let’s be honest, it can be really hard to get art, let alone know what to say about […] The post Cheat Sheet: 10 Useful Terms to Help You Talk About Art appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: 10 Terms to Help You Talk About Art and Sound Smart The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet: The 3 Key Elements of Edward Hopper’s…
  • The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet

    Cristian Valbuena
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can’t get enough Jean-Michel Basquiat? Neither can we. This info graphic gives you the ultimate breakdown of the artist’s complex and prolific career. Use it to learn about his influences, his ex-lovers, his place in the fashion world, and so much more.   Basquiat From SAMO to STARDOM   From Samo to Soho to Stardom infographic by niegeborges. […] The post The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Inside the Mind of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Video) Basquiat: His Influences, His Figures, and Why He’s Important…
 
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Lily Blossom

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    The post Lily Blossom appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
  • Realness

    Ariel Snapp
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This knowing That lies within Sings soft whispers of presence Yet you still look beyond Hope filling your chest With sparkle Without it, could you be fully you? Embrace it all without projecting what you want from life? Could you accept each precious moment And stop pushing, trying and wishing For a future that is more than the fullness of now? Sometimes a projection of what may be just takes hold of you from seemingly nowhere Enchants you with its promises Kissing your aching wounds Freeing you from uncertainty But it is always an illusion You’ll never be able to get in front or ahead Yes,…
  • Smile From the Inside Out

    Ariel Snapp
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Related Posts:Get Back to ThankfulSmall as a MouseShaping, Not ControllingThe post Smile From the Inside Out appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
  • WDS 2014, Just the Kick I Needed

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    I just spent the best time in Portland, Oregon for the World Domination Summit. Besides touring Portland’s lavender booths at the farmers market, berry picking at Sauvie Island, and forest park’s enchantments with my sister and her boyfriend, I had two full days of conference inspiration and delights. One of the most inspiring talks for me was from Jadah Sellner, from Simple Green Smoothies. Her poetry was real and raw. Her story was too. She did not sugar coat it with coconut low glycemic sugar. She inspired me to focus, really focus on something I want to bring into the world,…
  • Stop trying to make sense. Be Sense.

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    My transformation has been moving from making sense to feeling all my senses and listening to the wisdom of the dance of life. The more I really smell yummy scents – foods, spices, air, essential oils, flowers, the more I feel good. The more I relax my muscles. The more I integrate tiny, sensory relaxation techniques like meditation, dance, song, painting, into my day, the more I feel good. Related Posts:Clarity vs ConfusionColor is FreeSmall as a MouseThe post Stop trying to make sense. Be Sense. appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
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    Creative Visual Art

  • The graphic designer and ethics

    Creative Visual Artist
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    “If you are a designer, ask yourself: am I colluding with a food or drinks manufacturer in minimising the bad points of a product through a designed subterfuge to make the product look enticing to children? If the answer is yes, you have some serious thinking to do. A design ‘strategy’ is often little more than a plan of action to hoodwink customers into thinking that a product is good and safe for them and their children when it is not. “Or you might be colluding on promotional material to divert attention from the many levels (with still more coming out of the woodwork) of criminal…
  • Railway Street Art by Bordalo II

    Creative Visual Artist
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a clever street art series using railroad tracks as his canvas. He has more art on his Global Street Art gallery and Facebook page.
  • Inflatable Installations and Character Street Art by Filthy Luker

    Creative Visual Artist
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Artist Filthy Luker adds a bit a whimsy to public spaces with his delightful character street art and inflatable installations (the latter usually in collaboration with Pedro Estrellas). We previously posted about his “Octo-Pied Building” inflatable tentacle installation. via filthy lurker
  • Hyper-realistic drawings of everyday objects

    Creative Visual Artist
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Back in 2013 we first posted about the hyperrealistic illustrations of everyday objects created by Milan-based artist Marcello Barenghi. Barenghi uses a combination of colored pencils, airbrush, and graphite to create his illustration work. You can watch him work in the making-of videos that accompany many of his illustrations.
  • The Abyss Coffee Table

    Creative Visual Artist
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    The Abyss Coffee Table by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. The table is a piece of art in its own right. The design uses a combination of visual effects to create a feeling of depth and creates a geological cross-section that looks like the ocean.
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    Designer's Depot

  • Cool Picks: One Zentangle A Day book by Beckah Krahula

    Emmanuel Martinez
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There are several books about Zentangles out there but this one is worth the mention. This is recommended for both beginners and experienced Zentanglers as well. It tackles various topics like shading, value, style and coloring techniques. One Zentangle A Day by Beckah Krahula is truly a very informative book teaching the principles of Zentangles. Zentangles are a growing trend in the drawing and illustration arts world. It was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas who wanted to use drawing as a way to practice focus and meditation. Each “tangle” is composed of repetitive lines…
  • Black Light Body Art Paintings by John Poppleton

    Emmanuel Martinez
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    These stunning pieces of artwork featuring surreal landscapes painted on the bodies of models were created by photographer and artist John Poppleton. Entitled “Black Light Bodyscapes”, it was painted on the the models using fluorescent paint which when photographed under a black light produces these must see images that are truly breathtaking. John Poppleton was born in Sacramento, CA. He got interested in photography while he was in High School. He became a professional photographer back in 1993. Since then he has received numerous awards for his wedding and fantasy portraits…
  • The Art of Mike Campau

    Emmanuel Martinez
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Mike Campau is a digital artist from Michigan, USA. He has been an artist for over 15 years and he has worked with various high profile companies including Chevrolet, WWE, Budweiser, Ford, Pepsi, ESPN, and Sony. He is a master of photo-manipulation. He likes combining photography, illustration and CGI. See some of his works below: The Art of Mike Campau You can find more of his works here: Mike Campau’s site All works on this post © Mike Campau 2007-2014. All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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    Poster Vine

  • RockYou Raises $10M In Debt As It Shifts To Buying And Monetizing Existing Games

    Will
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
     RockYou, once known as a leading social games developer before hitting rough times and making multiple rounds of layoffs, has recently become focused on buying up existing web, social, and mobile games. Today, the company is announcing that it ha...
  • “Driving Dreams” Documentary Seeks to Highlight Unsung Heroes of Italian Automotive Design

    Will
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Up above you see snippets of exotic cars. What you don't see are the faces of the Italian men, now in their 70s and 80s, who designed them. "Almost everything we know about cars, we conclude unconsciously from [the] silhouette, face, details," writes...
  • Design a Vector Themed Cereal Box in Adobe Illustrator

    Will
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThe most important meal of the day is Adobe Illustrator. I'm pretty sure breakfast comes second. As such, we're going to combine the two and pay homage to the cereal boxes of our childhood with this cartoony box design.1. Start With a SketchStep 1It's important to figure out your central character and layout within your sketch. I like sketching within Adobe Illustrator CC itself (though you can import a sketch as well). Using the Paintbrush Tool (B) with Fidelity set to Smooth in the Paintbrush Tool Options panel and a default Calligraphic…
  • A New Wearable Battery: More Flexible and Durable than Anything Else

    Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There are at least two big challenges with creating wearable technology. The first is to actually design something that people will want to buy and use, and the second is to keep the device in juice. Here we're going to look at the second. The ba...
  • Core77 Design Awards Spotlight: SOAK Charging Side Table

    Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Ever more powerful portable devices increasingly enable our always on-the-go lifestyles, yet even the fastest microprocessor needs a power supply, and we find ourselves tethered to outlets in moments of repose, and (mis)managing the wires, cables and cords that serve as veritable lifelines for our power-hungry handhelds. It should come as no surprise that the backup battery industry is booming, but what about the way we reboot at home? Instead of attempting to achieve invisibility through reduction, Youmin Vincent Kim has seen fit to hide a charger in plain sight. Jury captain Naihan Li and…
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    cardboardcities

  • friday florals 051

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    i know probably everyone is saying this, but how is it august already? i feel a bit more positive about this month, but that may be misguided.i found this old photo of some primroses i got from albany road a couple years ago, and the bright colours put a smile on my face, so i thought it might cheer someone else up too.ps - you can see previous friday florals here
  • book review / find & keep by beci orpin

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    today i'm reviewing find & keep by beci orpin. i got this for christmas last year, and it still feels like a christmas present, even in the depths of summer. as you can see from the front cover, it's a book that has '26 projects to spark your imagination'. as well as projects that inspire you, i bet the photographs will too.the book has a hard cover, and is a really nice size, not too big and not too small. the overall quality is fantastic as well as the subject matter and photography. if i was ever to make a book of my own, i hope it can only be half as wonderful as this.the book is…
  • chalk pastel hearts pattern

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    a pattern that came out of a doodle! maybe it's the child in me, but i love drawing hearts. i've never been that girl that does hearts over her 'i'  or anything like that, but there's something about the heart shape that's so satisfying, isn't there? i love making patterns like this that come together really easily and are fun to make. i totally want this on a blouse or a skirt! one day, eh?
  • what i wore - lace collared top and black jeans

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    holy macaroni it has been HOT lately hasn't it? i am not made for the heat at all. i like the nice weather but i seriously cannot deal with being in the sun. i wish it could be sunny but much cooler, or at least have a strong breeze about. i'm sure about 99% of people love this weather though, so most people are happy!i rarely wear jeans, but for some reason decided to wear them on a super hot day. ouch! how do people wear them in this weather without melting? i know i do normally wear tights pretty much year round but i wear lower denier ones in the summer. it's got to the point where i need…
  • sunday spark / 07

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    // are you a beginner at photography and looking for some photography tips? jeff revell has made an ebook titled from snapshots to great shots, it's made in reference to the canon 650d, but whatever camera you use, a lot of the info will be very useful if you're not too camera confident.// some phenomenal painted typography by pawel norlbert// if you don't mind a bit of morbidity, check out these dead animals on beds of flowers by maria ionova-gribina. she says when she and her brother found dead animals they'd bury them on the border of a forest and cover the graves and…
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    Park West Gallery

  • Autumn de Forest in USA Today’s back-to-school magazine

    kristine
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Young Park West painter Autumn de Forest is one of the Ordinary Children doing Extraordinary Things in USA Today’s back-to-school magazine. “Autumn paints every day, either in hotel rooms while traveling or in her studio behind her Las Vegas home. She is home-schooled. When she paints, she can focus sometimes for hours on end. ‘It almost feels like bliss,’ she says. And she wants her art to do more than hang on a wall.   “She has painted and auctioned pieces to raise money for the victims of natural disasters, including Superstorm Sandy in 2012,…
  • Peter Max in Portland Family Magazine

    Meagan Lutey
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Peter Max sat down for a Q&A with Portland Family Magazine. He spoke at length about his early days as an artist, his yogic and vegan lifestyle and how he fuses technology into his art. The magazine’s managing editor, Janna Lopez, asked Peter if he reflects about the journey his creative life has been. “I like looking back a lot. I also like staying in the present, and I like fantasizing about the future. I used to want to become an astronomer, study the planets, the stars. I was so deeply involved, it got me into future thinking. Not crazy stuff, just what is this all about,…
  • François Boucheix’s romantic canvases

    kristine
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Surrealist painter François Boucheix said the desire for more romantic canvases led him to the “happy” surrealism revealed by his artwork. In 1965, he abandoned sad surrealism and turned his creative energies to a world that was dreamy and colorful. “Success was immediate for me,” he said. When he was just 14, Boucheix lost his father to a serious illness. At 16, he had to leave his home in a mountain village in the center of France to go work at a restaurant. “Life was hard,” he said. “In the evenings after work, I would take up my pencils and my first paintbrushes to draw. I…
  • JustLuxe luxury guide features Autumn de Forest

    kristine
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    JustLuxe.com this week features Park West artist Autumn de Forest as the top story in the luxury guide’s arts and culture blog. “The art of Autumn de Forest already exhibits a maturity and depth that many artists never achieve,” says Albert Scaglione, Founder & CEO of Park West Gallery. “She is an amazing person, an avid reader and a sponge for all that is good around her. She and her parents have chosen me to be her art dealer. It is a serious responsibility, but more so a blessing.” Read more … The post JustLuxe luxury guide features Autumn de Forest appeared first…
  • Street art: Duaiv and a Lamborghini

    kristine
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Duaiv sent Park West Gallery this photo of him at home with the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. French-American painter Duaiv and Lamborghini of Miami are bringing art to the streets by way of a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. The Park West artist’s creation is lighting up the social-sphere on Twitter, blogs, Facebook and auto-aficionado sites. From the blog carcrazydan.com, Daniel Kim writes … “But cars are an expression of our passion, our soul. You don’t buy an Aventador Roadster because you’re a modest person, why not do it up? And when the one to do it up is one…
 
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • Amit Art

    amitart
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    My Painting Amit Art is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • portrait of Rustaqi H

    crys123
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Great Afghan artist from Afghanistan . His paintings are wonderful and amazing . He is a great  professional of portrait and nature painter. Everyone will like his paintings… portrait of Rustaqi H is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • #006 – just noise

    crys123
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    #006 – just noise acrylic on cardboard – 300£ look around. do a pirouette on yourself. are just four walls. as a good architect, mind calculates space and size, at random. assemble a piece of furniture is better than watching it there complete. walls change, change of scenery, change of inclination. the same noise in my head. #006 – just noise is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • #007 – I saw the silk

    crys123
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    #007 – I saw the silk acrylic on cardboard -74×54 (with frame) – 300£ You slides into a tube, then air. Slides in the middle of the skin, sweat. Alcohol falls on your new t-shirt, white. don’t mind, slides again. https://soundcloud.com/harvey-mckay/harvey-mckay-silk-road #007 – I saw the silk is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • seventh Muse- pencil drawings Gregory Kuznetsov (Israel)-format B3 pencil vatman

    Neo110
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    seventh Muse- pencil drawings Gregory Kuznetsov (Israel)-format B3 pencil vatman is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • Meet the Artists: Oscar Leon and Lou Cella

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Oscar Leon Oscar Leon is one of Rotblatt Amrany’s extremely talented studio artists. From the age of eighteen, he studied oil painting at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art. He grew up in the Chicagoland area and has always had a deep appreciation for fine arts. He studied with a well-known figurative sculptor named Susan Clinard and currently works and studies with Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt Amrany. Oscar Leon became an instructor at the Studio School after two years of hard work and studying. Oscar learned how to work with metal fabrication and how to make molds while at the…
  • Rotblatt Amrany’s Miracle League Sculpture in Michigan Still Captures Hearts Today

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Almost a year ago, a young boy in Grand Rapids, Michigan stood at home plate getting ready to take a swing. The pitcher, Tony Comden, threw a pitch and cheered as the line drive hit garnered his son a trip to first base. The West Michigan Miracle League is the reason Jed, Tony and other players were out on the field that day. Four teams of special needs youth came together and celebrated the opening of the Nate Hurwitz Field, built specially to accommodate them. The West Michigan Miracle League was created to give that little boy named Jed the opportunity to play the sport he loved,…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany Announces Napoleon Dynamite Statue Unveiling at Fox Searchlight Studios in Los Angeles, CA

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany was commissioned by Fox Searchlight Studios to sculpt a life size bronze of Napoleon Dynamite for an unveiling at the movie’s 10th anniversary celebration early last month. The cast and crew reunited on June 9th 2014 to celebrate, and together they unveiled the sculpture to the world. Star of the film, actor Jon Heder appeared at the unveiling of the Napoleon Dynamite bronze statue – complete with his iconic ‘Vote for Pedro’ T-shirt, moon boots, and tether-ball at the Fox Searchlight Pictures lot in Los Angeles, CA. Other cast members…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Newest Sculpture Installation: Rosalind Franklin

    admin
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to announce their latest sculpture, a larger than life bronze of Rosalind Franklin. The sculpture was unveiled May 29th, in front of The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in North Chicago, IL. The figure is set in a granite base, and is  installed on the West side of campus. Rosalind Franklin was a renowned female scientist, a specialized biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer. Her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA helped her co-workers understand how genetic information is passed from parents to their…
  • Omri Amrany Still in the Running for Mars One Mission

    admin
    9 May 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Mars One has announced that they have narrowed the pool yet again for the hopeful astronauts looking for the chance to travel to the Red Planet.  Omri Amrany, co-founder of The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany was notified earlier this week that he is still in the running. The applicants have now been cut down from 1058, to just 705 people, meaning that 353 hopefuls from around the world have been eliminated from the selection program to become the first human Mars colonists. With an original pool of over 200,000 applicants, Omri said he is excited about the news that he is still in the…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Hustle With His Muscle: The John Sex Video Lounge

    Emily Colucci
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Tseng Kwong Chi, John Sex, 1982, Color C-print On Dibond (Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery) I know what you’re thinking, dearest and closest Filthy Dreams fanatics, it’s been awhile since we’ve had one of our promised yet rarely delivered Friday Party Out of Bounds posts. My only excuse? In the days before and now, after, Marion and my “Fear and Loathing”-esque road trip to manic insanity, time has just flown by (or more likely, spun by in a flat circle but that’s another story for another time). Why I think that phone endlessly ringing must be Betty Ford…
  • Mourning, Militancy and Art In ‘Let The Record Show’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    John Kelly in still from Let The Record Show (all images courtesy Rebekah Dewald) In the now famous conclusion of his call-to-action essay “Mourning and Militancy,” Douglas Crimp states, “There is no question but that we must fight the unspeakable violence we incur from the society in which we find ourselves. But if we understand that violence is able to reap its horrible rewards through the very psychic mechanisms that make us part of this society, then we may also be able to recognize—along with our rage—our terror, our guilt, and our profound sadness. Militancy, of course, then,…
  • He Touched Me: Basking In The Light Of Elvis’ Decadent World-Making at Graceland

    Emily Colucci
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Elvis’ stairway to heaven at Graceland (all images by the talented photographer Marion) Why hello there, dear readers! I know, I know: Long time, no post. Well, Marion and I just got back from our madcap road trip through the Deep South in our trusty vehicle, The Morrison Hotel. While we are trying and failing to return to normal life and will soon resume our regularly scheduled queer cultural programming here at Filthy Dreams, it only seems natural to begin with the King…Elvis! Because, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, I have a big announcement: I’ve been reborn! Oh not in…
  • Getting ‘Lucky After Dark’: Uncovering Pittsburgh’s Gay After-Hours Social Clubs

    Emily Colucci
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Lucky (all images courtesy Pittsburgh Queer History Project) In An Archive of Feelings, Ann Cvetkovich discusses the unique nature of archiving queer history, stating: “In the face of institutional neglect, along with erased and invisible histories, gay and lesbian archives have been formed through grassroots efforts, just as cultural and political movements have demanded attention to other suppressed and traumatic histories, ranging from the Holocaust, to labor and civil rights activism, to slavery and genocide. Forged around sexuality and intimacy, and hence forms of privacy and…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Hellcat Road Trip Playlist

    Marion and Emily Colucci
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    Ralph Steadman shows how Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo know how to do a road trip Why hello there! Here, help us pack up the car! Yes, Mary, we’re bringing Bloody Mary in thermoses. Save your judgments for later once we’re gone! Your always faithful Filthy Dreams co-founders are almost ready to venture off into the great unknown on our rabidly raunchy road trip to New Orleans. How can we pack without knowing what tacky road stops, terrible dingy bars and demented dives await us on our southern odyssey?  However, one thing is for certain–we need a good playlist. Luckily,…
 
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • Wooden Ganesha Statue with Umbrella – Exquisite Product in Handicrafts in India

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sculpture art is known as one of the best arts in Indian culture. Various statues in temples and ancient monuments stand as testimonials of our rich heritage. These are widely used in decoration. These are manufactured from different raw materials such as stones, wood, marble, metal, and clay. However, stone has been oldest material among these. Remaining came in trend with development of civilization and carving techniques. With huge popularity of sculpture, this art has become an inseparable part of handicrafts in India. Sculpture art has been conserved and promoted by many kings and…
  • Hoda Ambabari Statue – Exquisite Wooden Elephant

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Indian handicrafts have elegant shape and beautiful design. For their utilitarian value, these are being used for decoration and quotidian purpose for ancient times. Various ancient handicrafts can be seen in temples and palaces today. These are the wonderful examples of rich Indian culture. Kings and emperors have significant contribution in conserving and promoting this ancient art. They provided shelter for craftsmen with different skills and gave rewards for their excellent work. At that time, sculpture art was prospered. Craftsmen were used to produce various sculptures from wood and…
  • Wooden Elephant with Inlaid and Shikhar Carving - A Masterpiece in Wooden handicrafts

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Indian handicrafts are worldwide famous for their attractive designs and appealing nature. These handicrafts have high utilitarian value. These handicrafts are used for various purposes such as decoration and quotidian. Different materials such as wood, marble, clay, and metal are used in these handicrafts. Since there is diversity in culture of India, variations can be seen among carving techniques throughout the country. However, each of these techniques produces unique and beautiful handicrafts. Those handicrafts are used highly for home and office decorations for their elegance. Among…
  • Most Common Styles of Whittling – A Wood Carving Technique

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:17 am
    The wood carving is a skill to craft a rough piece of wood into something useful. There are various carving techniques developed in India. These techniques are found variegated in different parts of this country because of diversity in culture. A general wood carving involves four types of techniques such as whittling, chip carving, relief and round carving. The whittling is one of the oldest techniques used by various craftsmen in wood craft from ancient times. Whittling refers to removing off the small pieces of wood using knife. For whittling, the hooked knife, tri-jack pro, and finesse…
  • Present Paintings as Handmade Gifts for Decoration Purpose

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:16 am
    It has been in various cultures to present gifts at different occasions. Gifts are those items which are presented for different purposes such as congratulations, for well wishing, and gratitude. These gifts are supposed to carry feelings of presenter toward receiver, therefore these gifts should be unique one and memorable. If you are looking for gifts with these qualities, then you can try handicrafts item. The handicrafts in India come with aesthetic appeal and elegant beauty. These are also available in different verities for different purposes thus making these unique and useful handmade…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Miniature Portraits by Melanie Bilenker

    Jason Jose
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Miniature Portraits by Melanie BilenkerDelicate pendants and brooches depicting ordinary moments of everyday life—bathing, making lunch, washing dishes—with drawings made from resin, gold, silver, and the artist’s own hair.The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.
  • Glass Art by Jeremy Lepisto

    Jason Jose
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Glass Art by Jeremy LepistoArtworks using photographs of structures and urban scenes applied to the glass surface through an elaborate process.I make artwork inspired by the layered facades of buildings, the thick tangle of city power lines, the apparent effects of time on the built environment and the other constructed elements commonly found in my everyday city surroundings. I employ the visual vocabulary of urban places to explore the complex in the common and comment on the condition of the spaces we all share.
  • Controllers: Photos by Javier Laspiur

    Jason Jose
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Controllers: Photos by Javier LaspiurPhoto series showing the evolution of the handheld controller starting when the photographer first played video game consoles in 1983.
  • Segmentation: Glass Sculptures by Jiyong Lee

    Jason Jose
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Segmentation: Glass Sculptures by Jiyong LeeColorful geometric glass sculptures inspired by his fascination with cell division. The simplicity and intricacy of Lee’s compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life. As the viewer moves around his objects, the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new forms. The segmentation series is inspired by my fascination with science of cell, its division and the journey of growth that starts from a single cell and goes through a million divisions to become a life. I work with glass…
  • Paintings by Nick Fedaeff

    Jason Jose
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Paintings by Nick FedaeffSurrealistic paintings of women with unusual hairstyles or coverings.Inspiration can come from many sources—dreams, observing life, other painters or the esoteric creative seed randomly appearing at will. All these rich sources of influence provide Nick Fedaeff with elements that he valiantly translates to canvas. The slightly disorienting, the hallucinatory quality of a dream, the element of surprise, the absurdity of life are cleverly layered into Nick’s work referencing Surrealism and the Old Masters of the Renaissance. 
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    Fdc Art News And Books.

  • AKTiON AID TO PALESTINE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    We made a portal were you can donate from $10.00 to $100.00 dollars for the children in Palestine, all proceedings will go to humanitarian organizations. Please visit HERE and help a child in need for food and shelter.
  • HAPPY HAPPY 1ST. YEAR ANNIVERSARY FDCINCSHOP.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
                    Dear new and existing miracles,  We will like to introduce you the FDCINCSHOP and announce the first  year operation. The FDCINCSHOP an online shop, were we offer various art, photography book titles and editions along with a free pdf.LIBRARY.Available artists titles include worlds renowned Toiletpaper Magazine by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierepaolo Ferrari, Douglas Gordon, John Baldessari, Josh Smith, Christopher Wool and Jeff…
  • ZIDANE - A 21th CENTURY PORTRAIT - BEST SCENE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    The film is a documentary focused purely on Zidane during the Spanish Liga Real Madrid vs. Villarreal CF game on April 23, 2005 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadiumand was filmed in real time using 17 synchronized cameras. During the last minutes of the match, Zidane was sent off as a result of a brawl.[1]The film bears a similarity to Football As Never Before (aka "Fußball wie noch nie"), a documentary made in 1970 by acclaimed German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard about Manchester United footballer George Best. In…
  • GRAFFITI.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
              ( Paulo Ito )Each week during the football World Cup, ARTE Creative offers you an incursion in the contemporary culture Brazilian. Second pane in the company of the graffiti scene whose Paulo Ito, famous since the viral dissemination of his work which shows a child weeping before a ball in its base. But while the walls of the country are covered with messages anti-Copa, with sizes as Os Gêmeos, Kobra or Derlon have made choice opposed. The evidence that, in the country of miscegenation, nothing is all black or all white.Difficult to go to side. Since a…
  • EUGENIO MERINO: ALWAYS SHAMELESS AT UNIX GALLERY NYC.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:28 am
    UNIX Gallery is pleased to announce “Always Shameless” an exhibition of new work by Eugenio Merino. The exhibition opens amidst the artist’s ongoing legal battles to defend freedom of speech in Spain after being sued over his controversial sculptures depicting dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975). His highly politicized works will be on display at UNIX Gallery New York, 532 W 24th St, from June 12th - July 12th, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June 12th, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.“Always Shameless” is the culmination of a project Merino began in 2011 with Always…
 
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    Latest Art Developments

  • Hire A Photo Studio For Rental To Make Your Occasion Special

    artdevelopments
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Are you on lookout for a photo studio rental, which could provide you an ideal place for film projects, for practicing studio shoot etc? If your answer is yes, then you need not feel worried any more. There are many such websites of photo studio rentals, where you will be able to book your that location, which meets your requirements as well as your budget. Furthermore, you can also do surfing on the internet studio rental, which can provide you various equipments, which you will need. You could also choose the list, which can provide you services, which you need. Each has their various…
  • How To Find High Quality Drum Lessons For Beginners To Learn All Styles Of Drums?

    artdevelopments
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    Nowadays, many beginner drum playing lessons are found online. In addition to that, costs of drum sets have gone down every now and then in order to accommodate the number of people, who want to buy drums for themselves. After acquisition of the set of drums, proceeding to getting a professional drum teacher is important in taking you to the next level of the adventure. With the internet accessibility, learning drum playing online has become possible. But, prior to delving deeper into that, we will first know how important it is to get good drum sets for beginners. Though it is not unfair to…
  • Bring up a traditional feel and decoration to your home using the traditional African masks

    artdevelopments
    30 Jan 2014 | 2:39 am
    The traditional African masks represent the culture and the tradition of the African people. These masks have come a long way from the early periods of the Africans. They have been using it to show up their interest in the artworks. They have wanted to keep hold of their life style and their tradition. This is one of the reasons for Africans to keep up their artworks. They have been handing it over from generation to generation and make it possible for the art to live. Also they don’t use the new methods or designs in their artworks. Because of changing methods in creating artworks, many…
  • Tips to give a unique theme to your home using tribal art pieces

    artdevelopments
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:32 pm
    Nowadays showcasing the tribal art in homes has become the easy to express yourself to other that you have huge interest in the art forms and the ancient traditions. The artworks can be traditional or modern but it tends to create a curiosity in the minds of the people who are visiting your home. They will get the traditional feel in your home. Once people visit your home, they will never get out without asking about the art pieces. Even though most of the people place these artworks in order to create a traditional feel to their home, some people buy them only for the artistic work in the…
  • How to bring an attractive look to your home by using the tribal arts?

    artdevelopments
    21 Sep 2013 | 1:09 am
    Nowadays it has become a trend to use the tribal art to decorate the home. When you are placing these art pieces in your home, it will add the attraction to your home. Though your home is modern and built with the latest interior decorations, these arts will create a special attraction and curiosity among the people. Since these arts make use of the decorative elements to attract the attention of people. Apart from the artistic features, it also illustrates some deep meanings. Most of the African art forms represent the lifestyle of the Africans and their culture. When you are placing a…
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    Everything With A Twist

  • Song 32: Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach

    SunScreen
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Echo Beach was first listened for me at Pop bar, at Kleitiou str. at early 00′s. A song that was imprinted in mind momentarily. It is a song ideal to escape the current […]
  • Nature and Noise by Anna Marinenko

    SunScreen
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Two unrelated entities, nature and noise, blended wonderfully by Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko. Situated in Kiev, Anna, is keen on 3D graphics, architecture and industrial design. In this project she observed the similarities between […]
  • The Simpsons Wine through Mondrian Art

    SunScreen
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Consatnin Bolimond and Dimitry Patsukevich created a unique design for wine having as flagship The Simpsons. Apart from Homer and Marge the work was heavily influenced by Piet Mondrian, an important contributor to the De Stijl […]
  • Oceanique Villas, Mui Ne, Vietnam

    SunScreen
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    This amazing installation was constructed by MM++ Architects located in Vietnam. They have three core principles, to create beautiful places for everyday life, to avoid ‘ready made’  solutions and use collaborative, creative […]
  • Aerial Nudes by John Crawford

    SunScreen
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    John Crawford is well known, in his country, photographer from Auckland, New Zealand. This project is unique in its nature having nude and aerial as subjects at the same time. Although […]
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    Art Work Blog

  • Affordable Art

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Affordable Art at Special Discount . Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic.
  • Big Blue

    15 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    Watercolor Painting Big Blue is Part of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic Serbian Born Artist
  • Rose Petals Watercolor Paintings

    6 Mar 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Details about Rose Petals Watercolor Paintings, a Segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Rose Petals Animation

    25 Feb 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Inspiration and more about Rose Petals Animation, a segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Artist Biography List

    12 Jan 2014 | 2:13 am
    Artist Biography List of Exhibitions, Art Work, Art Education and Artistic Activity of Aleksandra Vasovic.
 
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  • PrestaShop World Tour: Meet Sweet Isabelle, a Canadian Online Store Turned Bakery

    Quentin Audrain
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Canada is a fascinating and complex country for ecommerce. With two official languages (English and French), e-merchants have to work harder just to accommodate customers in their country. This however, is also a huge opportunity for merchants to quickly expand beyond their borders. After all, American and French customers are merely a few clicks away. Ecommerce in Canada is rapidly growing, having reached $22 billion Canadian dollars in 2013. This shows that Canadians are eager to shop online, making average of 13 separate purchases a year. On this stop of the World Tour, we’re in Montreal…
  • 6 Time-tested Ways to Reduce Abandoned Shopping Carts

    Julie Liu
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Did you know that for every 1 shopping cart converted, 2-3 of them are abandoned? According to BI Intelligence, the global average rate for abandoned shopping carts is 71.2%. Want another staggering statistic? The estimated value of these shopping carts is worth approximately $4 trillion. Today, we’re helping you cash in with 6 time-tested ways to reduce abandoned shopping carts. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started converting tentative shoppers into paying customers! 1. Improve UX with Instant Field Validation Improve the user experience (UX) of your site, specifically the…
  • PrestaShop v1.6.0.9 is available for download!

    Benjamin Utterback
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Today we released the latest version of PrestaShop, v1.6.0.9. In this new version, our development team responded to the feedback coming from 69 users in our amazing community! Thanks to their great contributions, you will find lots of enhancements plus some fixes to reported issues. The most important improvements include: - Smarty update to 3.1.19 - Improvements for the Block Layered Navigation - Optimization of the database loading time for large catalogs and categories - Better implementation of HTML Purifier - Mobile detection has been updated for improved stability Additional details…
  • DIY Ecommerce Guide to Gorgeous Product Photography

    Natalie Beigel
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    When it comes to ecommerce and online retail, there’s no denying that product photography plays a huge role in customer purchasing behavior. Using beautiful, high-quality images to showcase your products will be your store’s biggest asset for increasing conversions. We interviewed Thomas Kragelund, CEO of Remove the Background, a seasoned expert at optimizing product images for ecommerce sites. In this DIY ecommerce guide to gorgeous product photography, Thomas answers commonly asked questions and shares professional techniques to help you produce irresistible product images. What…
  • SEO Experts | Neil Patel of KISSmetrics and QuickSprout Gives SEO Advice for Ecommerce

    Benjamin Utterback
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    We welcome Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics and Hello Bar. He has cemented himself as a top marketing authority. Forbes named him one of the Top 10 online marketers. Even President Obama recognized Neil as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of thirty. He has teamed up with PrestaShop moderator Lesley Paone of dh42 to give smart SEO pointers for anyone starting an online Ecommerce store. What would be your first steps in starting SEO for a newly launched e-commerce site? I would focus on fixing on page issues. With ecommerce sites there is a lack of unique content on most…
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    Roseography - Andrew Rose Gallery

  • "Drawing in the Museum" @ Honolulu Museum of Art

    Andrew Rose
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Aloha readers: sketching in the collection is back again for another semester. We will be looking at the Deco show, Chinese objects, American art and Hawaiian Art again, Join us!November 15 - December 13, Sat 11am-1pmWorkshop / 4 sessions / $100 / Honolulu Museum of Art / Sat 11am–1pm / Nov 15–Dec 13*No Class Nov 29Spend six weeks in guided study of artworks in the museum’s world-renowned collection. Each class begins with instruction on art history and technique followed by a drawing lesson. Your supplies should fit in a neatly arranged handbag or backpack that…
  • "Drawing and Painting from Life" @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

    Andrew Rose
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Hey everyone - after a long successful run of eight years of teaching my Oil Painting class, I've decided to change up my Wednesday night offering.  It's taken a while to get the right blend of elements.  I hope you join us.Here's the info from the museum....About this Class:Class / 12 sessions / $215 / Room 200 / Wed 6–9pm / Sep 3–Dec 17*No Class 10/8, 11/5, 11/26, 12/10For students and artists who wish to draw or paint weekly from a model as well as a still-life, this class develops observational abilities and techniques. Featuring direct instruction and brief…
  • Gaye Chan Update @ QAF

    Andrew Rose
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    QAF’s signature visual arts exhibition is curated this year by esteemed interdisciplinary artist Laiwan. Queering the International features a lineup of established and emerging artists from around the globe who are immigrant, indigenous, undocumented, displaced, and creatively working towards reconciling liberation through ideas of indigeneity, diaspora and disIdentification.Recent homophobic events in Russia, India, Uganda, and elsewhere have made it timely to highlight artists who address queer identity on an international scale, and whose work celebrates the complex human condition we…
  • Andrew Rose speaks at The Modern Honolulu Tuesday 6/24 @ 5:30pm

    Andrew Rose
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:40 pm
    From the Modern HonoluluMeet the Reigning Authority of Honolulu's Art SceneGallery Owner Andrew Rose Headlines Study HallTuesday, June 24 5:30 p.m.For nearly 25 years Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork for artists, galleries, and museums internationally. His gallery is the only one in Hawaii that represents artists and coordinates ongoing, museum-quality exhibition programs of contemporary art.Rose headlines THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Study Hall Lecture Series, June 24.This is an opportunity for travelers and residents to meet the…
  • Press Coverage in Lei by Nella Media Group 2014

    Andrew Rose
    22 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    artsA SEISMIC SHIFTTEXT BY Marcela L.K. Biven & Vincent Van Der GouweIMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTISTAndrew Rose Gallery in downtown Honolulu is changing how people think about art in Hawai'i. Glass alone separates the hustle of downtown Bishop Street from the serenity behind the doors of the Andrew Rose Gallery. Like peering into the depths of shallow water, spying glimmers of mysterious life below, the gallery acts as an aquarium of living art. Gallery director, curatorartistand teacherAndrew Rose received his master's degrees in painting and art history from Pratt Institute…
 
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  • The Storytime – Joey Spiotto

    Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Do you ever wondered how your favorite movies look like if they were made for children? Joey Spiotto might help you in this with his amazing gallery where he reimagined the best-known movies and TV shows as children’s books. The book covers are so adorable that turn any kind of movie (from A Clockwork Orange and Pulp Fiction to Psycho) into just lovely cover illustrations. More about Joey Spiotto’ work here. You can also visit Joey Spiotto’ shop here.
  • Gilbert Legrand – Little objects come to life

    Editor
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:51 am
    French illustrator Gilbert Legrand transforms everyday domestic objects into imaginative sculptures and create from a hanger or a pair incredible charactes for over 10 years. More about Gilbert’ work here.
  • Swedish Art Director Creates Epic Homemade Ad To Sell His Junky Car

    Daazine
    19 May 2014 | 4:49 am
    Art directors are a different species. They have panache. They can make the most mundane of things look desirable. So when Malmo-based Christoffer Castor decided to sell his 1993 Volvo, he didn’t opt for the conventional classifieds (heaven forbid – that would be too copywriter-ish). He wanted something different, something portfolio-worthy. Which is why he roped in a few of his talented friends and created this 2:51 ad that’s received almost 600,000 YouTube views in just 4 days.
  • Creative Dad Photoshops His Baby Daughter Into Crazy Situations

    Editor
    5 May 2014 | 4:11 am
    Emil Nystrom is a sweden-based photographer. Featuring his own daughter, Signhild, as the main subject, Nystrom has developed a series of innovative concepts that will certainly bring a smile to your face. In the photoshopped compositions, the little one is doing all sorts of bizarre things like fixing a car, performing cannonballs in the bathtub, and floating along behind an airplane. Her bright smile and unusual circumstances are hilarious! Nystrom says, “I’m all about the baby’s expressions. I just love to find a face that fits with the environment they are in. They make…
  • Suspended Floral Installations – Rebecca Louise Law

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist known for her transformation of spaces using hundreds or thousands of suspended flowers. She trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University, England. Her work plays with the relationship between the human being and nature. She is best known for her interactive large-scale installations of hanging flowers within site-specific spaces. As well as exhibiting in Public Spaces, Galleries and Museums, Rebecca has made installations for fashion brands such as; Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci. For the wider community Rebecca has also led Land…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • The Alchemist by Tenaya Sims

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Among contemporary artists, Tenaya Sims is perhaps the most legible with his work in my opinion. His subjects are often dark, but every detail in his paintings is remarkably prominent. They have the tendency of leaving you in contemplation, much like Sherlock Holmes. “The Alchemist” is an oil-on-canvas from Sims, who has probably shown himself in it. Charming and smiling in real life, Sims has made his man, only physically, a splitting resemblance of himself. Speaking of alchemy, many do believe that today’s quacks are tomorrow’s scientists! Tenaya Sims is a modern man, unlike those…
  • Turning point in my life by S. Rain Lawrence

    Jaimin Patel
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    The post Turning point in my life by S. Rain Lawrence appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
  • Most Recent Accomplishment by S. Rain Lawrence

    Jaimin Patel
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:40 am
    The post Most Recent Accomplishment by S. Rain Lawrence appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
  • Daphne by S. Rain Lawrence

    Jaimin Patel
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    The post Daphne by S. Rain Lawrence appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
  • Inspiration by S. Rain Lawrence

    Jaimin Patel
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    The post Inspiration by S. Rain Lawrence appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
 
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    Jung Katz

  • Introducing Tumblr Exclusive Features

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Illustration by Casey Webb What are Tumblr Exclusives? Tumblr exclusives will be short blog posts or “micro content” published exclusively on our Tumblr. They’re considered micro content in the sense that they will primarily be visually driven with minimal writing to the post other than a statement, bio, and credit links provided by the artist. What’s the reason behind them? […]
  • The Artist’s Guide to Instagram and Getting Followers

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Illustration by Casey Webb Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for visual artists and, thanks to hashtags, it’s one of the easiest for new followers to find you on. Not only should you have an Instagram account if you’re an artist, but you should use your account wisely. The smarter and more efficient your social strategy is, […]
  • Artist Interview: Johann Böhmer – Urbanist

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Introducing urban architect, Johann Böhmer. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am a young and aspiring instigator, avid designer and slave to music. I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and I now live in Cape Town. I try to spend most of my time […]
  • Artist Interview: Shantanu Suman – Graphic Designer & Co-Director of Horn Please

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Shantanu Suman and I’m from India. Currently I live in Asheville, NC and work as a graphic designer. In the past I’ve worked as an art director (6+ yrs), as a design educator (2 yrs) and very […]
  • Artist Interview: Ander Quinn – Digital Artist

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you make? “I’m Ander Quinn and I’m originally from Detroit. I lived in NYC for twelve years and I now live in Los Angeles. My work is predominantly created digitally, and is usually some type of photography or graphic design or a […]
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    All Articles

  • Interview with Ai Weiwei.

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Autor: Marta Gnyp          Ai Weiwei is a phenomenon: artist, architect, curator and political activist, someone who can adopt Western artistic ideas without forgetting his Chinese cultural heritage. His formal language is as clear and touching as his political ideals. His belief in the universality of human rights and the translation of this belief in action has inspired many in China and abroad. Here, Ai Weiwei shares his ideas about his art and art in general, his thoughts on society and politics, his vision for China and his role in creating a new form…
  • Missing Hesse

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Philosophy, University of Madrid (UNED), Spain         It was Hermann Hesse, together with a few other authors, who showed me from a very early age that literature is the refinement and perfectioning of life that is achieved through the kind of internalization often found in fine art. Internalizing does not mean reducing narratable external events to their minimum; rather, it means combining a series of events with a specific narrative message, within that apparent stopping of time that, again,…
  • Interview with Thomas Schütte.

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Autor: Marta Gnyp    German artist Thomas Schütte has long been one of the most interesting and unpredictable European artists. During the last 30 years, he has built up an impressive oeuvre of visually and intellectually provoking works. This interview is a combination of two conversations which we had, the first one in 2010 and the second one only recently in 2013.        Thomas Schüette   Marta Gnyp: I read somewhere that when you visited Documenta V in 1972, where you saw the works of Sol Lewitt, Blinky Palermo, Daniel Buren you decided to become…
  • 1913: The Year Before the Storm (Florian Illies)

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
     Contributor: Maira Herrero,  MA in Philosophy.         German historian and journalist Florian Illies’ 300-page book is a humorous, fleeting look at the main cultural events in Europe just before the Great War. Illies’ book is neither novel nor essay — it is simply an account of the key creative and cultural happenings in those twelve months of the year and their effects on society and culture, moments before the advent of the bloody massacre that would subsequently rock the very foundations of Western thought.          It’s…
  • Chekhov: Painter of words

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:45 am
    Contributor: Marina Valcárcel Art Historian                  Chekhov and his wife, actress Olga Knípper.   "Give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." (Chekhov) Throughout 2013, after Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, it was impossible not to hear someone saying that Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is "the father of modern literature". So a few weeks ago I decided to sit down and re-read "The Steppe", and I found myself once again with a strange, uneasy feeling inside me, as if something had…
 
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    Boha Glass

  • How To Properly Show Off Your Decorative Glass Bowls

    Barnaby Kirsen
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you invest in a stunning piece of glass art, you will want to be sure that it is on display for all to see. The easiest way to do that is to make it the focal point in a room or the piece that pulls the rest of the space together. Creativity in how you display your decorative glass bowls will help draw attention to the piece and give it the sort of attention that it deserves. There are a number of ways to make that happen, but let’s start off with three different types of display that will make your glass art shine like a brilliant diamond. The entrance to your home is where first…
  • The Allure of Glass Perfume Bottles

    Barnaby Kirsen
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    When you ask a collector of glass perfume bottles what it is that made them start to collect in the first place, there is a good chance you will be met with a variety of different answers. Some will talk about the sheer beauty of the vintage pieces, many of which can easily be deemed high art. Others will tell you how they love to look at the changes in the design and appearance of the bottles through the years, with many collectors able to pick out the age of a bottle just by how it looks. Perhaps the most interesting collector is the one who talks about the history and story behind each of…
  • Wedding Anniversary Gifts: The Timeless Beauty of Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Recently we have noticed that more of our glass ornaments are being bought as Wedding Anniversary Gifts. For example, here is a recent review from one of our customers: “Ruby red twisted glass. I have bought this for my husband as it is our ruby wedding coming up. I saw it online and took a couple of months to decide whether to buy or not. Would it look as good as in the photo? I have just unwrapped it and WOW I am delighted. It is a stunning piece and will remind us, hopefully for many years to come, of our ruby celebrations. Thank you.” It got us to thinking about anniversaries and how…
  • Glass Perfume Bottles by Carl Radke

    Barnaby Kirsen
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    Our new range of Art Deco Perfume Bottles are lovingly handmade by Carl Radke. Carl was one of the Art Glass pioneers that reignited the Renaissance in Art Glass in 70s America. Carl specialises in Lustre Art Glass, first introduced to the world by Tiffany & Co. in 1881. Its popularity reached its peak around the turn of the century and then waned as the Twentieth Century tastes shifted towards the sharp lines of modernity. By 1925 Lustre Art Glass was completely out of favour and was in danger of becoming a lost art. In the Sixties, the Art Departments of several Californian Universities…
  • Loetz Glass: Jewels of Bohemia – The Art Nouveau Glass of Loetz Witwe

    Barnaby Kirsen
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    The freedom of spirit and expression that is immediately called to mind when one hears the word “Bohemia”—gypsies traipsing through wild lands in colourful dress, eschewing the trappings of money and classism to embrace music and adventure—is a natural fit with the principles of Art Nouveau, which championed a return to nature in its embrace of the shapes, imagery, and materials found in the natural world, and whose early champions, such as Les Vingt, saw their work “as a vehicle for social reform… to break down the barriers between so-called high art (painting and sculpture) and…
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • 10 Reasons to Visit Brazil

    Nazar
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    If you were not there for the World Cup in 2014. Brazil — is one big celebration with its graffiti, tinsels in the alleys, and colorful locals. It is a country which it is difficult to reach, but it is really worth it. Artnaz.com knows at least 10 reasons. Read also: I want to visit Brazil Statue of Christ the Redeemer Brazilians call it Corcovado, by name of the mountain on top of which it is located. It is a symbol of Brazil. Visit Rio de Janeiro and not climb to the statue of Christ — it means not to see the city in all its splendor. Only from up there you can see the Copacabana Beach,…
  • Created Equal

    Nazar
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If you look closely, you will find that even the perfect opposites have something in common with each other. This idea has inspired American photographer Mark Laita to create this series of photographs titled “Created equal”. Laita worked on the project for eight years. During this time he traveled forty eight U.S. states, photographing the people he encountered along the way. Brought together several thousand images and choose the best among them, the photographer presented to the public the result of his observations in the form of the book. At every page you can find two…
  • Little Girl Saves Brother from Death

    Nazar
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money for the doctor’s bills and our house. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, “Only a miracle can save him now.” Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar…
  • Best of National Geographic, July 2014

    Nazar
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The famous National Geographic magazine shared their best shots of July. Everyday, editors of National Geographic receive thousands of photos from all of the world. Hundreds of photographers wait for the perfect moment to make these wonderful and breathtaking photos. Artnaz.com collected only the best and most interesting photos for the past month that show extraordinary grace of the natural world and everyday life. Here you can find a cloud of butterflies, emperor penguins in Antarctica and herd of elephants in Botswana! Best of National Geographic, 2014: January, February, March, April,…
  • Amazing Book Covers

    Nazar
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you certainly can enjoy it! At Artnaz.com we think that it’s way more pleasant to read a book if it has an interesting cover. Sometimes covers are the right stimulus to read a book. Designer: Gunter Rambow (19 more) The Invention of Exile. Vanessa Manko Designer: Jim Tierney On Air. Walter Rüegg / Pragmatism. Louis Menand Good Ideas Glow in the Dark 1984. George Orwell Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury Designer: Elizabeth Perez The Barbecue Bible Designer: JWT Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov Designer: Jamie Keenan Treasure Island. Robert Louis…
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    savvypainter.com

  • 30: Create Visual Content That Spreads with Donna Moritz

    Antrese Wood
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Donna Moritz is the go-to gal for creating visual content that spreads like wildfire. In this episode, we talk about the four types of images artists can use to get their work seen. We also talk about tools you can use to create and publish your social media visuals without going insane.   Highlights of this episode: Easy tools to drive traffic back to your blog. How to leverage your fans to get your work out 24/7. Tips to keep it all under control, so you don’t get overwhelmed. Tools to see where your traffic is coming from and what you can do with that information. Specific ideas…
  • 29: Tom Wudl

    Antrese Wood
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Tom Wudl is best known for his intricate reflections on The Flower Ornament Scripture, a foundational text of Hua-yan Buddhism. His images are visually complex and full of symbolism. They require intense focus: Tom wears jewelers glasses to draw the hundreds of tiny little clover shapes that make up each petal of the flower. In this interview, Tom talks candidly about his experience as a recent graduate of the Chouinard Art Institute in the early 70’s and what the gallery world of Los Angeles was like in those years. Since then, Tom has remained absolutely devoted to his art and sharing his…
  • 28: Dean Fisher

    Antrese Wood
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Highlights of the show: How Dean moved to Madrid straight out of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. The nuts and bolts of painting copies of masterworks in a museum. Meeting other artists at the Prado and a reality check for the recent art school grad. The most difficult and exciting thing about being a painter. Observations on cultural differences between painting in the U.S. and Europe. Maintaining a healthy relationship with the gallery world. Protecting your artistic growth in a gallery and maintaining your artistic integrity. Painting Perceptions: If you are not already reading…
  • 27: Art Licensing Expert Tara Reed

    Antrese Wood
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Tara Reed and Antrese Wood dive into the commercial side of art. Licensing won’t be for everyone, but knowing your options is crucial.  For some artists licensing is a vital part of their income stream- find out if it is right for you. Before we jump into the show notes, I have a couple of questions. I’ve been working really hard on a Savvy Painter Ultimate Guide for Artists– (that’s the working title for now). I’ll be wrapping it up soon but I just want to be sure I haven’t missed anything important to you- Can you help me out? Click here to answer a few QUICK…
  • 26: Sketching from Square One Author Richard Scott

    Antrese Wood
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:34 pm
      In episode 3 of the Savvy Painter podcast, plein air painter Kathleen Dunphy talked about her daily sketching habits and mentioned a book that is helping her tackle more complicated subjects in her drawing. My guest on this episode is the author of that book- Sketching from Square One – to Trafalgar Square: Richard Scott. Richard teaches sketching and watercolor techniques in Southern California. His architectural renderings have been featured in numerous national magazines.   Key Takeaways of the Show: Painting is a form of meditation. Don’t feel like you have to…
 
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    Color Us Happy

  • Beginning to Boost Your Confidence

    Justine
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The biggest challenge that I find myself facing is confidence. It is hard to say for me where confidence comes from when I have had such a beaten past. Not a lot of encouragement and plenty of doubters. It seems sad to me that my own personal confidence is based from what others do and say about me. I could write for days about all the mental and physical abuse that I have had in my life but I would much rather focus on how to fix my mind to rely on my own thoughts and opinions. I do know that thanks to all the mental bruises I have accumulated I find it hard to focus on the good over the…
  • The Sad Bird Got Glad

    Justine
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I opened my eyes full of tears, my heart full of fear and anger. There is usually sunshine coming through the windows, but not today, it’s gloomy and raining. The clouds fed into my horrifying entrance to the day; a night full of nightmares makes it hard to wake up smiling though most mornings I do smile once I realize I am awake and safe next to the love of my life accompanied by the sun; Not much more is needed to lighten my distressed heart in the mornings. Today was different following heavy feelings I have had the last few days; my mind has been all over the place, worried and…
  • Awesome Pandora Channel

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    I found this awesome channel on pandora and thought I should share it with those of you looking for some calming, non suggestive music to relax the mind and/or the body. Even on the tough days if you just let yourself soak it in for a little while, maybe even shutting off your phone for 20-30 minutes if your schedule allows you to. it can make a difference in your day!  I am having a bit of a stressful afternoon (I tend to do that to myself, but I am working on finding my peace as I write this post.) I only suggest that of which I would do myself. If you are overly stressed do not be afraid…
  • My Inspiration For The Day

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
      My Women inspiration for today is: Margaret Wise Brown; The author of “Goodnight Moon”  and hundreds of other children’s books and poems. I was doing some research to attempt to get out of my writers block and decided to look up children book illustrators and her name came up in the search engine so I decided to see what the internet had to say about her. The most important thing I found to share is that she wrote a lot, everywhere she went she was writing. Apparently she wrote so much that there was stashes of her writings that no one knew about for a long time. Margaret Wise…
  • Writers Block

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Why is it that I can speak so easy When my mouth should not move Then when its time to talk My brains is not in the mood   My creativity is such an impulse I cannot plan it, I have no choice It just happens out of nowhere On accident: that is how I am voiced   Art for some can be thought out For me it’s not the same When I am stuck in a block I can  just wish that I had something to say       Read more about where I found my inspiration for this poem HERE
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    Twelve 21 Gallery

  • Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show

    samurai
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    DATE: Friday, August 8th TIME: 6 o’clock PM – 9 o’clock PM LOCATION: Twelve21 Gallery When we say living art, we aren’t talking performance art or even the (somewhat tasteful) images that you may encounter at Nude Night in Orlando, FL. Instead, we’re talking living walls. Think a plant show meeting the standards of an art show’s elegance. Think succulents, air plants, moss, cacti used in vertical hanging gardens, geometric boxes, wood sculptures and oil paintings. Think (easy to care for) living art on the walls of Twelve21 Gallery starting Friday, August 8, 2014 at…
  • Fractured: Simple Truths in Abstraction

    samurai
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    We are honored to announce our latest exhibition at Twelve21 Gallery, “Fractured,” featuring the work of Michael Wyshock. The opening of this solo exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 7p – 10p at Twelve21 Gallery! Artwork will be available for purchase in-house beginning opening night and online following the reception. This event is free and open to the general public – so let us know your coming and invite your friends! Michael Wyshock (b. 1978) is an American artist who has won many prestigious awards and honors for his work, including the Pollock…
  • Fernweh Travel – a Tumblr by Weston Jandacka

    samurai
    21 Nov 2013 | 2:49 pm
    You may have seen our social pushes to follow the travel blog “fernweh.” There are 2 reasons. 1. We really dig this dude, Weston. He showed in our gallery last year, shipped a bunch of ridiculously awesome oil on wood pieces in giant rubrics cube like boxes that took over an hour to deconstruct, and we’re pretty sure he’s going to be a big deal in the world of art and we think you should pay attention to what he’s up to. 2. This blog, which is a collection of images taken on his journey around the world, or “the travel project,” as its being promoted…
  • Aurum – October 25th at Twelve21 Gallery

    samurai
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:51 pm
    October is a big month around here. It’s the holder of National Taco Day, Laughing Samurai’s birthday, and this year – the welcoming of 3 Greenville, South Carolina artists in our latest exhibition, “Aurum” at Twelve21! We’ve been excited to announce our October artists: Emily Jeffords, Joseph Bradley & Annie Koelle for a while now – and being that Joseph’s pieces arrived in the gallery this week, we think its time to start getting you all excited about the amazing art that will be showcased in Orlando this month! We are thrilled to welcome…
  • Cloak and Dapper & Retromended – Weekend Sales.

    samurai
    21 Aug 2013 | 2:29 pm
    About a year ago, two of our close friends took a risk and launched (separate) business ventures in the clothing industry. This Saturday, we’re excited to celebrate them both, here and near home base! CLOAK AND DAPPER Long time friend of Laughing Samurai and gang, Calvin Cearley, launched cloakanddapper.us last year with the support of his partners, Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Harrell. This online “Gentleman’s Store” is full of American made clothing, accessories, shave products, etc. for men – helping to restore the tradition of quality made products. The Deal.
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  • Design and Sustainability

    Joris Straatman
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    ZURICH - JUL 23 2014 X Design and Sustainability Sustainability is an important topic for designers because customer awareness for sustainability topics is increasing rapidly. With this blog post I want to give a (very) brief overview of the different perspectives of sustainability. What is sustainability Where many organisations used to look at sustainability out of their own context, i.e. environmental organisations were mainly interested in environmental sustainability and social organisations in social sustainability, lately a more holistic approach to sustainability has been gaining…
  • Interview with Lucas Guidetti

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    ZURICH - JUL 7 2014 X Interview with Lucas Guidetti A few weeks ago I went to Lucerne to meet up with the Swiss-Columbian designer Lucas Guidetti who explained to me why and how he wants to convey the history and background of natural dyes and their importance. Alright, tell me something about yourself, your background and what you've done so far? My name is Lucas Guidetti. I grew up in Colombia – my mother is Colombian and my father is Swiss. I grew up between Colombia and Switzerland and I did my Bachelor degree in Graphic Design in Colombia during four years and then I worked in a…
  • When colors used to be precious like gold ...

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:42 am
    ZURICH - JUN 25 2014 X When colors used to be precious like gold ... "Should I take the red, green, blue or yellow one?" "Just take all of them!" Quite a common chat at today's fashion discounters I assume. Buy more, pay less, dump everything. The world is saturated with things and especially colorful things. We take colors for granted forgetting or not even knowing how precious they used to be once upon a time and how difficult it was to extract them for further use. Colorants derived from natural sources like plants, insects and minerals. Have a look around. Most of the…
  • Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova

    Joris Straatman
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    ZURICH - JUN 15 2014 X Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova Every now and then we get feedback from our customers on the products they have bought through 1ofa100. As with the customer who bought this very special piece of art made by Katerina Smolikova! Her feeback: "I love this piece of art! Depending on how the light shines on it it looks completely different. Light changes not only the bowl itself, but also it surroundings when the light reflects on it. Great work!". We love to hear from other buyers as well so we can share it with the artists and the community!
  • The best things in life are free ...

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:41 pm
    ZURICH - JUN 6 2014 X The best things in life are free ... ... such as this beautiful tote bag. Since our first 100 customers are very special to us we want to welcome them with a very special gift. This piece is a limited edition itself and was created in collaboration with Pheel, a genuine design collective from Cairo. The bag is made out of 100% cotton and soft leather. With its down-to-earth yet premium look, this piece of fashion is useful for your everyday use and can be particularly fun and handy to carry around during this time of the year. Don't miss it. Have a lovely summer weekend!
 
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  • A Tour Inside an Artificial Vagina Factory in Spain

    netloid
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Czechoslovakia born actress Eufrat also known as Jana Potysová who is known for her role in Red News (2009), Pretty Little Packages (2011) and Pretty Topless Prisoners (2011). Replica’s of her vagina are made in the FleshLight Factory, used as sex toys for men. Metropolis correspondent Jose Pablo joined her when she visited the FleshLight Fabric in Spain. The post A Tour Inside an Artificial Vagina Factory in Spain appeared first on Netloid.
  • Cabbage Patch Dolls Photoshoot With Amanda Wolf Is Epic

    netloid
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Check out lovely Amanda Wolf, we were lucky to catch up with here at her photoshop where this lovely tattooed girl shooting a set of lovely photos with Cabbage Patch Dolls. Check out the videos below, Also as usual let us know what you think. The post Cabbage Patch Dolls Photoshoot With Amanda Wolf Is Epic appeared first on Netloid.
  • Global Twerking Competition at the Fraules Dance Centre in Siberia

    netloid
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Twerking has just become a global sport. The booty shaking phenomenon reached world competitions status in Siberia, at the Fraules Dance Centre where some of the most worlds most talented twerkers gathered for a battle. Check out the video above. The ladies of the Fraules Dance Centre have been previous featured here where they have released explosive performances. Check out the judge demo below: The post Global Twerking Competition at the Fraules Dance Centre in Siberia appeared first on Netloid.
  • A New Book About the Art of Papercraft from Gingko Press: Paper Play

    netloid
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Just published by Gingko Press, Paper Play is a new 256-page book exploring the use of paper in contemporary art and design. Pick it up here. The post A New Book About the Art of Papercraft from Gingko Press: Paper Play appeared first on Netloid.
  • Best Pictures From Comic-Con 2014 at the San Diego Convention centre

    netloid
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Comic-Con 2014 has officially kicked off at the San Diego Convention centre. If you don’t know what Comic-con is 90% of your life is gone. Just kidding we’ll tell you, Comic-Con is a bizarre yet strangely awesome annual event that brings together a whole host of peoples. From cos-players (those guys who get really really really into their costumes) to comic-book recluses, they all gather under one roof to celebrate everything that is awesome. Sci-Fi, Fantasy Fiction and other related terms might carry a stigma with some, but remember this before you grab your nerd-bashing stick:…
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