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  • A dystopian performance for drones

    we make money not art
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    DRONE.2000 is a performance where autonomous objects moved by simple algorithms are patrolling over the audience. Their latent and dysfunctional presence is a concrete threat. Drone.2000 takes us into a dystopian situation, thus illustrating the military origins of these entertaining objects. Here, trusting the autonomy of the machine is not only a discursive concept but a true experience shared with the audience continue
  • Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary

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    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s scary to step up – to think bigger about what you’re capable of – and that’s exactly what I’ll be asking of attendees at Art Biz Makeover next week. There’s very little motivation in the daily grind: update Facebook, schedule a few tweets, send a newsletter, write a blog post, work in studio. If you’re not careful, you’ll continue to go through the motions of life without doing something extraordinary for your art and for yourself. ©Joey Feldman, Vicious. Pen and ink on paper, 28 x 20 inches. Used with permission. In honor of the witching season, I ask you to…
  • Disorder, then a Good Death: What's Scarier than a Skull?

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    31 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    I read recently about a group in the States called The Order of the Good Death, who describe themselves as “a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality,” a mission which seems like both good sense and nonsense in equal measure.   I myself am what I suppose could be labeled death-phobic. The many other things of which I am afraid —mechanical or puppet clowns, ventriloquist's dummies, clusters of objects, gruesome eye-injuries, giant isopods, et cetera, et…
  • Conservation of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz

    Eye Level
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Today, we celebrate, along with colleagues at the National Museum of American History, the rededication of Gwenfritz, a 40-foot tall abstract sculpture by the esteemed American artist Alexander Calder. The artwork was recently conserved and relocated to the site originally selected by the artist. American History intern Auni Gelles shares five behind-the-scenes pieces of information about on the sculpture's recent restoration. Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives. Calder had a deep relationship with the Smithsonian. Heeding First Lady Claudia "Lady…
  • Friday Links: Best of Luck to This Rat

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    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Just keep humming the Mission Impossible theme, it gets funnier — Science Cat (@DrScienceCat) October 17, 2014 Astounding shot of a death-defying rat trying to shimmy between two trash cans. [Sciencecat on twitter] The only link that seems into Halloween this year is this photo of Taylor Swift wooking wike a sad unicorn. [The Cut on Twitter] Toast editor Mallory Ortberg, the brains behind such art-historical lists as “Women Having a Horrible Time at Parties,” breaks down her thought process. “You read these [classics] in high school and the big question you…
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  • Disorder, then a Good Death: What's Scarier than a Skull?

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    I read recently about a group in the States called The Order of the Good Death, who describe themselves as “a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality,” a mission which seems like both good sense and nonsense in equal measure.   I myself am what I suppose could be labeled death-phobic. The many other things of which I am afraid —mechanical or puppet clowns, ventriloquist's dummies, clusters of objects, gruesome eye-injuries, giant isopods, et cetera, et…
  • [VIDEO] Oxymoron of Normality at DEPO Istanbul

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The Oxymoron of Normality at DEPO Tütün Deposu Lüleci in Istanbul, Turkey, is an exhibition which brings together artists from Poland and Turkey. Organized by the Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland, the show is part of the cultural program of the 600th anniversary of the Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations in 2014. The Oxymoron of Normality. We are Europeans, but perhaps not in a full sense is curated by Monika Szewczyk and aims to cover the condition of countries in the area of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. It features the artists Can…
  • Taking a Museum of African Art to the Bank

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    When the world thinks of Africa at the moment, the conversation seems to stop on the deadly West African virus, Ebola. For a less alarmist and fear-stoked impression of a massive continent, Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art (1997-2002), on view at Berlin’s Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle until November 16, is currently offering insights through the eyes of one money-minded artist from Benin. Funny coincidence this show is hosted by a Deutsche Bank-sponsored gallery, as Germany has been slipping lately in business rankings. Even though Germany ranks higher…
  • A Cool, Darkling Swirl: Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Works at the Ace

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    What literature is to words and music is to sound, dance is to movement. Refined into a language—from the cosmic shimmy to the mash-potato, Viennese waltzing to a raver’s speaker humping, and of course, that formal staging from ballet to music videos we call simply Dance—we take movement and communicate joy or boredom, despair or titillation, or if good, all of the above.   Seeing the LA Dance Project last weekend at the Ace in Los Angeles, it was hard not to find the whole affair intensely beautiful. Stylized as hell, drawing as it does from the ancestry of…
  • Halloween-a-bramovic: Four Unspooky Costumes for the Lazy Art Appreciator

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Halloween, for me, is the true “most wonderful time of the year,” and so it came as no real surprise to be asked to outline a few costume suggestions for the readers of this website. While most of my own clothes can do double-service as both everyday wear and Hammer-Horror garb alike, I recognize not everyone reading is capable of making the same assertion. (I should note that when this article was first proposed to me by an Editor, it came with the suggestion that I dress my partner—who is also a contributor at ArtSlant—in each of the suggested costumes, a request…
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  • A dystopian performance for drones

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    DRONE.2000 is a performance where autonomous objects moved by simple algorithms are patrolling over the audience. Their latent and dysfunctional presence is a concrete threat. Drone.2000 takes us into a dystopian situation, thus illustrating the military origins of these entertaining objects. Here, trusting the autonomy of the machine is not only a discursive concept but a true experience shared with the audience continue
  • Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    The publication details the banality and violence of the architecture of detention centres and contrasts them with stories of daily resistance among immigration detainees. This book explores migrant detention centres, a global industry and the fastest growing incarceration sector in North America's prison industrial complex, and questions the role of architectural design in the control and management of migrants in such spaces continue
  • After The Flash. Photography from the Atomic Archive

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    After The Flash: Photography from the Atomic Archive explores the intertwined histories of photography and nuclear technologies, and the camera's role in constructing the public image of atomic energy and 'the bomb'. The exhibition contrasts the 'technological sublime' that dominates much nuclear-themed photography-from mushroom clouds to cooling towers-with representations of personal encounters and experiences, tracing the hazy lines between spectacle and humanitarian documentation continue
  • Cogito. Exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On the opening day of the BIO50 biennial, visitors were invited to put on a light Brain-Computer Interface headset and as they walked and thought across the exhibition space, their brain waves was recorded. This collective performative thinking will later be converted into radio waves and transmitted as collective consciousness - and subconsciousness into space. The event will be streamed in real time as audio visual performance from the cabin of the Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands continue
  • How a decaying boat bought on eBay becomes a new underwater eco-system

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Simon Faithfull's new commission, REEF, began in August 2014 off the Dorset coast, where a boat made a last voyage out to sea and was sunk to become an artificial reef - serving as an underwater sculpture and a lasting legacy for marine conservation and biodiversity continue
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  • Conservation of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Today, we celebrate, along with colleagues at the National Museum of American History, the rededication of Gwenfritz, a 40-foot tall abstract sculpture by the esteemed American artist Alexander Calder. The artwork was recently conserved and relocated to the site originally selected by the artist. American History intern Auni Gelles shares five behind-the-scenes pieces of information about on the sculpture's recent restoration. Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives. Calder had a deep relationship with the Smithsonian. Heeding First Lady Claudia "Lady…
  • Picture This: The Installation of James Prosek's Mural

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Artist James Prosek (lower right) and assistant install his mural, What once was is no more: Passing like a thought, flight into memory, in our galleries. American Art's latest exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, opens this Friday, October 31. The show includes 46 works by 12 artists, including David Beck, Rachel Berwick, Lorna Bieber, Barbara Bosworth, Joann Brennan, Petah Coyne, Walton Ford, Laurel Roth Hope, Paula McCartney, James Prosek, Fred Tomaselli, and Tom Uttech. We've created an online gallery with many of the works in the show. Prosek's piece is 168…
  • 5 Questions for Christopher Kendall on the 21st Century Consort's Aviary Performance

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    American Art's Jo Ann Gillula speaks with Artistic Director Christopher Kendall about the upcoming season of the musical group in residence at the museum, 21st Century Consort, which opens their season with Aviary on October 25 in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Fred Tomaselli, Migrant Fruit Thugs, 2006, leaves, photo collage, gouache, acrylic and resin on wood panel, Glenstone. © Fred Tomaselli. Image courtesy Glenstone Eye Level: Is it really the 39th season of the consort? What was the very first concert and where was it held? Are you planning a special celebration…
  • Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Artist and Musician Furniteur aka Brittany Sims

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Unwind after work and ease into the weekend this Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an evening of music, art, and drinks at our Fall Luce Unplugged Community Showcase. Furniteur AKA Brittany Sims and her collaborators Kevin Bayly and Mike Toohey will be performing at this Friday's Luce Unplugged. Local music scene standouts Furniteur and Laughing Man, chosen by Washington City Paper, will perform, and Atlas Brew Works will offer tastings to visitors 21 and over. Furniteur AKA Brittany Sims and her collaborators Kevin Bayly and Mike Toohey will play her synthpop hits, which are…
  • Throwback Thursday: Picture This: Trees in our Kogod Courtyard

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. American Art has been publishing our blog since September 2005 (that's an eternity in Internet years) and some of our posts are as current now as the day we first posted them. Today, we feature a photo I took in September 2007 as the last tree was lowered into our about-to-be opened Kogod Courtyard. The seventh anniversary of our covered courtyard is coming this November 18. And, since it's opening, it's been the "go to" place to hear music from our…
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  • Friday Links: Best of Luck to This Rat

    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Just keep humming the Mission Impossible theme, it gets funnier — Science Cat (@DrScienceCat) October 17, 2014 Astounding shot of a death-defying rat trying to shimmy between two trash cans. [Sciencecat on twitter] The only link that seems into Halloween this year is this photo of Taylor Swift wooking wike a sad unicorn. [The Cut on Twitter] Toast editor Mallory Ortberg, the brains behind such art-historical lists as “Women Having a Horrible Time at Parties,” breaks down her thought process. “You read these [classics] in high school and the big question you…
  • GIF of the Day: Emoji Hell

    Whitney Kimball
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Welcome to EMOJI HELL. Just in time for Halloween, Carla Gannis has imagined Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthy Delights” for the modern age. Her GIFs will be screening tomorrow night, on Halloween, at King’s Tavern in Brooklyn. Like smoking a whole carton of cigarettes at once, the exercise may be an emoji cleansing. Emoji costumes are encouraged!
  • Here’s to the Goth of Your Youth

    Whitney Kimball
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Fuck you, workplace. Joseph Keckler joins the chorus of artists throughout the ages who think you should all go shroud yourselves in vinyl and return to the Goth of your youth. Emerge from the cubicle like the black swan that you are inside. [Thank-you Marina Galperina]
  • Thursday Links: Why Wouldn’t You Want to Ooze a Pumpkin?

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Oozing pumpkins. Need we say more? [Youtube via: Swissmiss] SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR. “Our refrigerator door is currently accepting your artwork, personal essays, short fiction, and poetry for submission. Please know that we are careful about the work we publish on our refrigerator door. We want people to come away from our refrigerator door feeling invigorated and alive, as if they had just learned something about themselves and/or the world that heretofore they had not.” [McSweeney’s] The Hirshhorn hires independent curator Gianni Jetzer to become “curator at…
  • GIF of the Day: Not the Soup I Ordered

    Whitney Kimball
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Fans of burnt pizza doctor may have a special place in their hearts for Johnny Woods, the creator of today’s GIF: a small preview of the artist’s repertoire. Walker has actualized such scenarios as the NSFW flailing dance of sex; the psychedelic journeys of the Flying Toaster and the family vehicle; and music video for Outkast’s Big Boi. If any of our readers are still in possession of a VHS player, then you can purchase some of Woods’s work on videotape from the experimental animation label Everything Unseen.
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  • Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s scary to step up – to think bigger about what you’re capable of – and that’s exactly what I’ll be asking of attendees at Art Biz Makeover next week. There’s very little motivation in the daily grind: update Facebook, schedule a few tweets, send a newsletter, write a blog post, work in studio. If you’re not careful, you’ll continue to go through the motions of life without doing something extraordinary for your art and for yourself. ©Joey Feldman, Vicious. Pen and ink on paper, 28 x 20 inches. Used with permission. In honor of the witching season, I ask you to…
  • Who You Are and What You Do

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Alert subscriber Clay Cantrell sent me the quote in this image some months ago, saying that it reminded him of me. The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. [Tweet this.] I tracked down the quote to, as best I can tell, fitness guru Bill Phillips. I wanted to share this with you because I can’t think of a quote that is more inspirational for me right now, and I hope it serves you. Who I Am You know me as someone who is a no-excuse-action-taking-don’t-stop-working kinda gal. I have never had a problem taking action. But that’s only a tiny part of WHO I…
  • 17 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website

    Alyson Stanfield
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The darnedest thing about having a website: just because you build it doesn’t mean people will come. Creating a website is just the first step. Now you have to get people to visit it, and driving traffic to your site is an ongoing task. It should always be top of mind. ©John-Michael Korpal, Twig Balloons. Mixed media, 6 x 8 feet. Used with permission. See if you could add some of these ideas to your marketing mix and get more eyes on your art. Best, Basic Practices 1. Write a newsletter article with a hook, which requires recipients to visit your site to read the end of the article. 2.
  • What Your Art Business Will Cost You

    Alyson Stanfield
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you own your own business, it’s important to look at expenses as well as income in order to remain profitable. I looked into various (not all – not even education or supplies and materials!) expenses for artists and thought it might be interesting to share the results. Feel free to add to our completely unscientific list in a comment on the Art Biz Blog. Maggie Ruley’s Key West studio. Used with permission. Studio Space These numbers are based on responses I received through Twitter and Facebook. (sf = square feet) Central Virginia (476sf): $355/month Key West, FL (750sf – 3…
  • This Is Only A Test: Marketing Experiments to Improve Results for Your Art Business

    Alyson Stanfield
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    You are undoubtedly investing a lot of time and resources into your art business: websites, blogs, social media, newsletters, postcards, and more. As an entrepreneur interested in earning money from your art, you want to understand what’s working and what isn’t. ©C. Tanner Jensen, L’Air du Temps II. Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Used with permission. Every marketing effort should be a test. Nothing on your plate should be considered sacred. You aim for increasingly better results. Test it! What brings you the most clicks? What has given you the most shares on Facebook? What did you…
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  • Announcing the Inaugural Prix Net Art Awardees: JODI & Kari Altmann

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    After extensive deliberation, the Prix Net Art jury—comprising curators Michael Connor, Samantha Culp, Zhang Ga, and Sabine Himmelsbach—is proud to announce that inaugural $10,000 Prix Net Art is awarded to artist duo JODI, with a $5,000 Award of Distinction granted to Kari Altmann. Explore their work below. Jury Statement: The internet is more than just a canvas, medium, or publishing platform for art. The internet is a system that links human and machine intelligence to produce politics, economics, culture, and subjectivities. To make "internet art" is to intervene in, or participate…
  • Rhizome Today: Zombie Modernism

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Israel Lund   This is Rhizome Today for Wednesday, October 29, 2014   Rhizome Today is an experiment in ephemeral blogging: a series of posts that are written hastily in response to current events, and taken offline within a day or so. The latest post can always be found at A fun, effective new site from Tim Nolan and Jen Lu, an ongoing collab exploring algorithm-derived images. Drop a jpeg and see your favorite works reduced to iterative geometric abstraction. We're calling it, ahem, Zombie Modernism.    Instagram as visited on a computer   …
  • Do You Follow? Art in Circulation 3 (transcript)

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Do you follow? Art in Circulation 3London, October 17 2014Featuring Hannah Black, Derica Shields, Amalia Ulman This is the third and final panel discussion in "Do You Follow? Art in Circulation," a talks series organized by Rhizome and the ICA, hosted by Rosalie Doubal and moderated by Michael Connor. This talk began with the polemic prompt that "Internet circulation changes bodies into image-bodies."  A transcript of the first panel is available already; the second panel's transcript is delayed because of technical difficulties. Rush transcript compiled by Loney Abrams and Anton Haugen.
  • Big Data, Little Narration

    Dragan Espenschied
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Big Data, Little Narration
  • First Look: Amalia Ulman—Excellences & Perfections

    Michael Connor
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Amalia Ulman's social media performance Excellences & Perfections is presented as part of First Look, the ongoing series of digital projects co-curated and copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum. For this presentation, Rhizome's new social media archiving tool was used to capture the Instagram portion of the performance. View that capture here. Amalia Ulman, Excellences & Perfections, 2014 (detail). Performance: Instagram. Courtesy the artist. On April 19, 2014, Amalia Ulman uploaded an image to her Instagram account of the words "Part I" in black serifed lettering on a white…
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  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Robert Ashley It is always a pleasure to perform at Mills College, in Oakland, California, which has a world renowned music department, including the Center for Contemporary Music, where many notable 20th and 21st Century composers have been on the faculty, performed, or held artist residencies. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. PT, I will be performing in a vocal ensemble that includes Mills College students (from the Contemporary Performance Ensemble) and faculty, and members of the Cornelius Cardew Choir, which is part of a special program, In Celebration of Robert Ashley…
  • Performing at Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music, a Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, in San Francisco, on June 26, 2014

    22 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for a special, site-specific performance event: Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music A Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, California (Union Square area) Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. PDT Benefit tickets are available at the door: $35 suggested donation (sliding scale) This final concert of the June Benefit Series celebrates the history and creative spirit of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, featuring several of its curators, past and present. Emphasizing a theme of…
  • Performing with the Cardew Choir at Chapel of The Chimes: Garden of Memory, on June 21, 2014 — A Summer Solstice Celebration and Sonic Adventure!

    5 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra New Music Bay Area and Lifemark Group Arts presentGarden of Memory 2013: a Walk-Through Concert to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 21, 2013, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., in Oakland. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 kids under 12 (kids under 5 are free). Tickets are available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door (cash or check only at the door.) To avoid a line at the door, you can buy tickets online in advance: For more information, contact New Music Bay Area.
  • Come visit our historic studio building, as you tour East Bay Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 2014!

    3 Jun 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “One of the best forums around for Bay Area artists and art lovers to meet.” EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2014 June 7-8 and 14-15, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. East Bay Open Studios offers an extraordinary opportunity for art fans of all ages to meet artists, discover new neighborhoods and purchase affordable art. This year, June 7-8 and June 14-15, over 400 hundred artists open their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay. At many studios, the artists serve beverages and delicious snacks, such as wine, juice, bottled water, and artisan cheeses. “East Bay Open Studios…
  • Rotating Creative Crops

    3 May 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Please note: Since this is a very popular post that is relevant to creative process and managing your time and direction when you’re working on creative projects, I keep re-posting it each year so that new Creative Sage Arts readers can check it out. It was originally published on November 10, 2008. Several years ago, I read an interview with artist/songwriter/performer Joni Mitchell, where she talked about “rotating creative crops.” In that context, she was speaking about the different eras in her artistic life, where she had focused more on her painting or music and…
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  • Vilaykorn Sayaphet at English Kills Art Gallery

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Vilaykorn Sayaphet Ninety-One 2014 oil on board 18" x 18" Vilaykorn Sayaphet's show of new paintings, "Latmanikham & Thongsy", at English Kills Art Gallery is a treasure. These are 'pictures' in both the most elemental and the most profound workings of a totally inadequate word. The three images I happen to have taken while at the gallery are probably of paintings more abstract than some of the others, but they all suggest representation, and yet largely elude interpretation. I think they are all described as oil on board, but most of the works incorporate collaged elements, and in some cases…
  • the AIDS activist project Kickstarter needs you

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    It was conceived as an important visual document, accessible to the public and to institutions, which would describe the faces of a community and a moment whose memory is already fading from our consciousness. The Kickstarter for the project needs a real boost as it winds down now, with less than three days to go. If the book doesn't get published, I think it will be a genuine loss for activism today. Of course if it does get published, it won't mean a cure for AIDS. Also, to be sure, "The AIDS activist project: A new book of portraits of AIDS activists from around the globe" is not a vanity…
  • High Line wild

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Yesterday we visited the first part of the third and final stage of New York City's richest park, the High Line. We went with a Berlin friend who is visiting New York to attend a tech design conference and was very eager to see it. In fact, I think it was the only thing he had mentioned when we asked what he would like to do while here. Berlin has an enormous amount of green space, and Nico, who has been to New York before, knows the poverty of our own. There was a light drizzle all afternoon, which may explain my reluctance to capture more images than that of this faux-naturalistic…
  • Air France message to pilots, patrons: 'let them eat cake'

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    strictly speaking, the phrase was, Qu'ils mangent de la brioche* Air France cancelled our holiday. Only early this afternoon, when I had fortuitously come upon a news article in the front section of the Sunday New York Times did I become aware even of the possibility of a disruption in our plans for a two-week holiday. The Times, even with a deadline some 15 hours earlier than my reading of it, seemed pretty certain there would be no Air France flights on the day we were scheduled to fly out of JFK. That would be tomorrow. As of five o'clock today (September 14), we had still received no…
  • 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.
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  • collect pond park

    tom moody
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Am interested in the aesthetics of my non-smart phone's camera -- no arty filters here, and no "social" -- but I like the flattening out going on in this pic, and a hint of urban bleakness, courtesy of decisions made in the Samsung technicians' lab. This photo was taken while sitting, waiting to meet a friend at the new Postmasters gallery space a block away from this historic site. Addendum: Am guessing that lower tier of concrete is supposed to be filled with water, a reminder of the lake that was once on this spot. It's not, just some puddles, making this park look even bleaker than it did…
  • social photography after instagram

    tom moody
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    carriage trade gallery is having its annual fundraiser, which for the past several years has been a show of cell phone photos called "Social Photography"; installment IV opens Nov. 12. I donated (i.e. bought a photo) last year and enjoyed seeing the exhibit. Possibly the premise is dating as cell phones become smart phones and 3 x 4 inch standard sizes with point-and-hope-for-the-best aesthetics have given way to extra megapixels and more especially Instagram, where every lousy shot can be doctored with "arty filters" to look like a masterpiece. Instagram is the elephant in the room of Social…
  • apocalyptic mountain

    tom moody
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    unplanned collaboration with mrheaIth, SeacrestCheadle and ryder
  • return of the energy cardigan

    tom moody
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Thomas Frank, in a Salon article comparing Pres. Obama to Jimmy Carter and discussing Rick Perlstein's new book on the '70s: Like Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter was drawn instinctively toward austerity—keeping the White House thermostat down and advertising his personal devotion to domestic thrift by donning a cardigan in a televised chat on the energy crisis. Felt compelled to leave this comment, even though it's hopeless: Ahh -- the myth of the Carter "energy sweater." The "sweater" wasn't about turning down the thermostat -- he began wearing it shortly after inauguration to show he was a…
  • John Pomara, Digital-Distraction exhibit

    tom moody
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas Digital-Distraction Oil enamel on aluminum 48" x 36" There is glitch art and then there is obsessively hand rendered, meticulously-crafted (but not too meticulously-crafted) glitch art. Wish I could be in Dallas to see the show -- the artist's exhibit in NYC last year gave an idea of the surface sensuality and presence of this work. By "not too meticulously-crafted," that's to say there are little blurs and slippages that remind you a person is making these, albeit self-effacingly compared to painters who want you to notice what individualistic hands…
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  • Review Panel 10/24/14

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    These are notes from this week's National Academy Review Panel, moderated by David Cohen, talking about four shows in NYC this month, Jenny Holzer, Peter Fend, David Hockney and John Walker. I enjoy listening to the Review Panel, less...
  • Volupté

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Volupté 2014 #473 18"x12"...
  • Where do we go from here?

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    These are notes from last Thursday night's talk at the Jewish Museum, What's at Stake for Abstract Painting Today - and Where Do We Go from Here?, moderated by critic and curator Bob Nickas promised to be interesting, drawn...
  • Forests Grew

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Forests Grew 2014 #472 18"x12"...
  • The Clattering Train

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I awoke with this image from a lingering dream. A car derailed from a train on a moonless night.Dreams don't mean anything, they are the result of random neural firing.It's about scary times: Ebola, ISIS is about to take...
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  • Google is destroying reading

    Onajide Shabaka
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Google is destroying reading: “In the digital age, we read strategically. We target, we search, we skim. We don’t dig; we sift. The result: information, not knowledge… more“ (Via Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate.)
  • Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen

    Onajide Shabaka
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen: “Bringing together the work of French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), American artist Julian Schnabel (b. 1951), and Danish artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863–1958) for the first time in the United States, the exhibition Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen reveals surprising connections between stylistic and painterly concerns that span generations and geography.  Featuring approximately 75 paintings, Café Dolly presents works dating from 1926 to 1951 by French artist Picabia, whose contributions to the avant-garde Dada and…
  • Art Basel announces Kickstarter partnership

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Art Basel announces Kickstarter partnership: “Art Basel launched a new crowdfunding initiative on Friday in partnership with Kickstarter.” (Via Visual Arts & Architecture.)
  • How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

    3 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    How Do Schools Kill Creativity?: “Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • Miami, Fort Lauderdale among worst cities for workers with disabilities

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    This article should surprise no one! Miami, Fort Lauderdale among worst cities for workers with disabilities: “ Three South Florida cities are among the 10 worst cities for workers with disabilities, according to a study released Wednesday by the personal finance website WalletHub. Miami was third-worst of the 150 most populous cities, while Hialeah came in fifth and Fort Lauderdale ranked seventh. The factors examined include the rate of employment for people with disabilities and the percentage of the population with disabilities below poverty level.” (Via South Florida Business…
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  • 11/7 - Jay Howell at FFDG

    John Trippe
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    We're so excited to welcome back our buddy Jay Howell for his next solo show at FFDG opening on Friday, Nov 7th.Jay Howell is a creator of the great cartoon Sanjay and Craig and created the characters for Bob's Burgers. He's been producing great drawings and zines for over a decade having spent a good many years living and working in San Francisco before making the move to LA to work on Sanjay and Craig. We've been fans and supporters of his work way back when Fecal Face was just getting rolling back in 2000.Preview inquires: info(at) - RSVP
  • Dave Kinsey at Library Street Collective

    John Trippe
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Dave Kinsey's solo show Cushion of Memory runs through Nov 8th at Detroit's Library Street Collective. Love the new paintings, Dave!Speaking of Dave Kinsey, be sure to check Tommy Guerrero's newest album No Mans Land with album art by Dave Kinsey from his last solo show @FFDG.Photos: Jerry Buttles and Ania Eaton
  • 31 Ways to Say F*CK OFF

    John Trippe
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    I was going through a really tough time and woke up every morning saying "FU*K OFF".Not in a bad way.. just.. FU*K OFF. --- All the animated gifs which the video stems are found righty here
  • Portugal Mural "Owl Eyes" by Bordalo

    John Trippe
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Loving this 3d dimensional mural by Bordalo done recently in Portugal.
  • Goldenboy!

    John Trippe
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Looking good.
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  • Sharecropper’s Troubadour: songs and stories from the 2014 OHA Annual Meeting

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The 2014 Oral History Association Annual Meeting featured an exciting musical plenary session led by Michael Honey and Pat Krueger. They presented the songs and stories of John Handcox, the “poet laureate” of the interracial Southern Tenant Farmers Union, linking generations of struggle in the South through African American song and oral poetry traditions. The presentation built on Dr. Honey’s article in Oral History Review 41.2, “’Sharecroppers’ Troubadour': Can We Use Songs and Oral Poetry as Oral History?,” as well as his recent book. The audio below was graciously…
  • A Halloween horror story: What was it? Part 5

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Every Friday this October we’ve unveiled a part of Fitz-James O’Brien’s tale of an unusual entity in What Was It?, a story from the spine-tingling collection of works in Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson, edited by Darryl Jones. Today we’re wrapping up the story with the final installment. Last we left off the narrator, Harry, and his friend, Hammond, tied up an invisible entity, shocking the boarders of the haunted home where they had been staying. Will they learn more about the mysterious creature? We watched together, smoking many pipes, all night long,…
  • Oxytocin and emotion recognition

    Julia Callaway
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Imagine you are in class and your friend has just made a fool of the teacher. How do you feel? Although this will depend on the personalities of those involved, you might well find yourself laughing along with your classmates at the teacher’s expense. The experience of sharing an emotion with your friends (in this case the fun of getting one over on the teacher) will probably strengthen your friendship further. But in a class of one hundred students, there are likely to be one or two who have trouble understanding the joke. The ability to infer and understand other peoples’ emotions and…
  • Stem cell therapy for diabetes

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    This month, it was reported that scientists at Harvard University have successfully made insulin-secreting beta cells from human pluripotent stem cells. This is an important milestone towards a “stem cell therapy” for diabetes, which will have huge effects on human medicine. Diabetes is a group of diseases in which the blood glucose is too high. In type 1 diabetes, the patients have an autoimmune disease that causes destruction of their insulin-producing cells (the beta cells of the pancreas). Insulin is the hormone that enables glucose to enter the cells of the tissues and in its…
  • Another Gaza war: what if the settlers were right?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Before they were evicted from their homes and forcibly removed from their communities by the Israeli government in 2005, Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip warned that their removal would only make things worse. They warned that the front line of violence between Israelis and Palestinians would move closer to those Israelis who lived inside the Green Line. They claimed their presence provided a buffer. They said God promised this Land to the Jewish people and that they should not abandon it. They said Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, unlike many other places inside Israel, did not involve…
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  • O cafea

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Am plecat mai devreme ieri de la serviciu desi aveam destul de munca pentru ca seful meu tocmai a stabilit un nou contract pentru servicii salarizare.Totusi, cred ca a meritat efortul pentru ca m-am intalnit cu una dintre cele mai vechi prietene ale mele pe care nu o mai vazusem de cel putin un an. Asa se intampla cand ajungi sa muncesti din ce in ce mai mult. Nu numai eu, ca nu vorbesc doar de mine, dar si ea munceste foarte mult si nu mai avem timp sa ne vedem. Mi-a parut foarte bine ca ne-am vazut, am depanat amintiri inca de pe vremea cand eram doar doua copilite si ne plimbam cu rolele.
  • Nopti Albe

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Din Ciclul Jurnalului de Insomniac. De cativa ani incoace sufar de aceeasi chestie. Insomnie la domiciliu. O sa vi se para ciudat dar asa este… Ciudat ? veti intreba. Ei bine da. Ciudat ! De ce ? Pt ca mi se intampla asta atunci cand sunt acasa si cand sunt singur. Daca sunt altundeva cu siguranta voi adormi imediat ce imi pun capul jos si voi ramane in pozitia respectiva pana ma va trezi cineva. Pot dormi in tren, pot dormi in masina (si se intampla fregvent), dorm in locuri straine, dorm oriunde va puteti imagina exceptie face garsoniera mea inchiriata de langa liceul Hasdeu. Dar nu…
  • 4 Piese si doua Betisoare chinezesti

    4 Feb 2014 | 6:41 am
    Deseori atunci cand ajung obosit acasa exista cateva lucruri pe care le fac. Mereu aceleasi mereu la fel. A devenit un fel de ritual de linistire. Ajung acasa, deschid frigiderul.. imi racoresc gatlejul cu primul lichid pe care pun mana. Scot laptopul il montez si dau play pe repeat unui playlist din 4 piese dupa cum urmeaza : Dan Lacksman`s Alliance - Louxor in Vegas, Andain - Beautiful Things, Faithless - Bombs, Damien Rice - The blowers Daughter … Arunc hainele de pe mine si raman gol. Aprind 2 betisoare chinezesti. Primul in chestia aia pe care o ador din lemn si cu gaurele, si al…
  • Evadare

    6 Dec 2013 | 6:40 am
    Cand lumile intortocheate si patate din juru-mi umbresc zambetele proaspete si diminetile devin nopti polare fara de rasarit si fara de apus… Cand colbul vremii e imprastiat pe rafturi si pe perete iar barba-mi creste fara doar si poate sucind tabloul tineretii cu josu’n sus si cunoscut-am peste noapte o alta fatza a monedei ce ma simt. Atunci dintre ciulini, din inchisoarea mea urbana cu garduri din spini, fac pasi uriasi de supraom eliberindu-mi inima ca pe-un rubin. O piatra rosie ce sta intemnitata intre coltii de argint la gatul unui snob. Cad si ma pierd, cobor agale printre alge,…
  • Trecusera ani de atunci

    3 Sep 2013 | 6:34 am
    Trecusera ani de atunci. Pe fatada cladirii crescuse libera si maiestuasa o planta cataratoare acoperind urmele de gloante din timpul razboiului. La parter acum trona intr-o rama aurita sigla unui magazin de ciocolata. Ieseau diferite arome din interior… si lasau pe fetele trecatorilor cate un zambet. Unii chiar se opreau, adulmecau si intrau sa savureze o bucatica de pacat. Isi aminti cat de mult isi dorea ea sa aiba un magazin de ciocolata. Se oprise vis-a-vis. Purta o pelerina marinareasca, de sub care iesea gulerul alb de la camasa tivit si albit. Cravata neagra asa cum se obisnuise…
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    AO Art Observed™

  • London – Paul McCarthy: “WS SC” at Hauser & Wirth Through November 1st, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Paul McCarthy, WS SC (Installation View), all images courtesy Hauser & Wirth Currently on through Saturday at Hauser & Wirth’s London exhibition space is an exhibition of new paintings by multimedia artist, sculptor, and performance artist Paul McCarthy, marking the artist’s first exhibition devoted entirely to painting since the 1980s.  Continuing his work with the narratives of Snow White, McCarthy delves […]
  • New York – Karel Appel at Blum & Poe Through November 1st, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Karel Appel, Big Bird Flying Over the City (1951), all images courtesy Blum & Poe Dutch painter Karel Appel was born in Amsterdam in 1921, and worked in Europe for much of his life, passing away less than a decade ago at the age of 85. During the time of the German occupation, Appel studied at the […]
  • London – Pierre Huyghe: “IN. BORDER. DEEP.” at Hauser & Wirth Through November 1st, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pierre Huyghe, IN. BORDER. DEEP. (2014), video still © Pierre Huyghe Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, London and Anna Lena Films Boldly distorting otherwise rigid phenomena, Pierre Huyghe has ambitiously orchestrated and staged alternative recreations of the daily and the mundane. For his current show at Hauser & Wirth’s London location, the Paris-born artist is covering the […]
  • Marina Abramovic Interviewed in Wall Street Journal

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Marina Abramovic is the subject of another profile this week, this time in Wall Street Journal, where the performance artist discusses her life’s work, her thoughts on retirement, and her piece Generator.  “It’s quite radical,” she says. “It could totally fail, but the real failure would be if I stop believing in myself, that I can […]
  • DIS Releases Book Celebrating the Art Selfie

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    DIS has announced the release of a new book, celebrating the oft-maligned form of the #artselfie, and featuring a selection of viewers capturing themselves alongside iconic artworks using their smartphones.  The book, available from boutique press Jean Boîte Editions, is available for €19.Read more at New York Times  
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    The Art of Healthy Living

  • Surgery Can Help Create Shapely Ears

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that can be used to safely correct the shape of ears in order to create a more pleasing aesthetic appearance. Some people are self-conscious about ears that protrude too far from their head, or they may feel that their ears don’t match their face. Lately, ears have become a giveaway about a person’s true age after they have had procedures done to create a more youthful face and neck, as the ears will start to droop and lose their volume as a person ages. Otoplasty can help in all these cases. Expert Otoplasty in San Diego Cosmetic…
  • Hair Loss Treatment Options

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Losing your hair can be a devastating occurrence, especially if it happens young. Bald spots and thinning hair can be a significant cause of embarrassment, and may lead to self-consciousness in social situations. Even older men often bemoan the loss of hair and wish to regain the full head of hair they had in the past. Women may also start losing their hair at an older age. Fortunately, today there are treatment options for hair loss that are quite effective. If a person is in their early twenties, treatments such as Rogaine and finesteride should be considered. For older sufferers, a hair…
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

    10 Jun 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The term video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery refers to a minimally invasive type of surgery that can be used to treat a broad number of conditions. These include: Lung Cancer (lung biopsy) Solitary Pulmonary Nodules Pulmonary Metastases Esophageal Cancer Myasthenia Gravis Empyema Recurrent Pneumothoraces Hyperhidrosis Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Achalasia To find out more about video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, contact the experts at West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery. Call 310-776-6905 today! What Is Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)? VATS is a…
  • How Laughter and Health are Related

    3 Jun 2014 | 11:02 am
    You may have heard the old saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” but have you ever stopped to consider how true this saying actually is? As it turns out, laughter really can improve your health, both physically and mentally! When we laugh, a variety of process occur throughout our body, which is why we typically feel happy and tired after a particularly intense bout of laughter. The Health Effects of Laughter Laughter can cause a lot of changes in the body, but the psychological effects of laughter are quite amazing. There’s a reason why laughter is so often used as a coping…
  • Dislocated Shoulder

    30 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Did you know that around half of all patients who visit the emergency room for a major joint dislocation are seeking treatment for a dislocated shoulder? It’s true. That’s because the shoulder is such a mobile joint that it is easier to dislocate than most. A dislocated shoulder may occur as either a partial or total dislocation. A partial dislocation is an injury in which the humerus (the head of the upper arm bone) has come only partially out of the socket, while a complete dislocation is when the humerus has come completely out of the socket. Dislocated Shoulder Symptoms In both…
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  • A Bird (JazJaz Flickr Pool)

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    “A Bird,” contributed to the JazJaz Flickr Pool by Flickr user Glen Hanhams. More beautiful photographs taken in graveyards, here. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: DSC_0007 by Anna Tea (JazJaz Flickr Pool) Cornelius Magnet (JazJaz Flickr Pool) Pencil Necked Giraffe Toy (JazJaz Flickr Pool) Dreaming State (JazJaz Flickr Pool) Toomuch - A Street Art Stencil by Anopsy (JazJaz Flickr Pool)
  • The Best Search Engine For Life's Major Questions

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Lithuanian advertising agency, New! have been creating some terrific advertising campaigns  (previously here and here) for the Mint Vinetu bookstore which specializes in used books. Their latest design work for the store is an innovative take on how answers to some of life’s most intriguing questions can be found in the pages of a well written book. Hit the jump to see more images from the campaign. Advert title(s): Mint Vinetu – Best Search Engine Art Director: Dovydas Stonkus Copywriter: Tomas Ramanauskas Published: 09/2014 Agency: New Agency To stay updated, please follow…
  • Humorous Action Figure Street Art by Crummy Gummy

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    "Batman has retired" (Detroit) “Negative For Herpes” (Las Vegas) These deliciously-satirical pieces of street art were created by Crummy Gummy, a photographer and street artist based in Orlando, Florida. The artist photographed some of his favorite toys and characters from his childhood, and blew them up into large posters which he then strategically placed in the streets of various cities in America. You can visit his blog and/or follow him on instagram to see more of his works. "Groundskeeper Voorhees" (Detroit) "E.T. At Home" (Los Angeles) "Please…
  • Pseudoscape: A Large Scale Art Installation by Crystal Wagner

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Artist Crystal Wagner’s describes her latest art installation as a conduit or space between the artificial environment created by our everyday experiences with man-made materials and technology, and the exotic landscapes on the surface of planet earth.Wagner’s gorgeous piece, currently on display at the Makery Gallery, Hilo Hawaii, has a lush organic quality, which makes it seem like a life form has taken root and is growing over the walls of the place. The artist is well known for her use of paper and other office supplies to create her artworks, and this work is no different. Here,…
  • Superhero Portraits by Rich Pellegrino

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    For a few days now, artist Rich Pellegrino has been posting updates about his superhero-inspired portrait paintings on his very interesting Tumblr. You can now buy these original 4” x 4” beauties at his online store. Oh, and you can get 15% off until July 6th when you spend $50 at the store! To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: "Heisenberg" - Art Print Inspired by Breaking Bad "The Life Aquatic" - Art Prints "Ophelia" - A Painting by Rich Pellegrino An Art Print Inspired by Sgt. Peppers Lonely…
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  • Video of the Day: “Interesting Ball” A Surreal Short Film Directed by DANIELS

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    This short film for Dazed’s Visionaries is perhaps the most absurd thing that Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have made together so far. The two directors, better known as Daniels, took over the entire Internet earlier this year with their video for Dj Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” (watch it here) and have made a name for themselves turning immature ideas into memorable videos. Watch their film “Interesting Ball” below. View the whole post: Video of the Day: “Interesting Ball” A Surreal Short Film Directed by DANIELS over on…
  • Giveaway: Earthling by Illustrator Aisha Franz

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    My friends at Drawn & Quarterly just sent me over a copy of illustrator Aisha Franz’s fantastic debut graphic novel, Earthling, and I get to give away another copy to one of you. If you’d like to snag the book tell me what the title of your debut graphic novel would be, in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on November 14th. This is open to everyone in North America and the UK.   LEAVE A COMMENT  View the whole post: Giveaway: Earthling by Illustrator Aisha Franz over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skateboarding in Helsinki Airport

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Finnish skateboarder turned photographer Arto Saari hosted a pretty unique invitational recently, giving skaters the opportunity to session Helsinki Airport. The video is definitely a promotion for the airport and airline involved, and they probably should have cut out 90% of the voiceover, but it’s still pretty cool. Somehow I don’t see this happening in any American airport any time soon. Watch “Match Made in HEL” below! View the whole post: Skateboarding in Helsinki Airport over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Kyle Metcalf

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    “Still Lifes” by Calgary-based illustrator Kyle Metcalf. More below. View the whole post: Kyle Metcalf over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Joel Daniel Phillips

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Charcoal and graphite drawings by artist Joel Daniel Phillips who lives and works in San Francisco. More below. View the whole post: Joel Daniel Phillips over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery (via New American Paintings)

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Joy Garnett | Standoff, 2013, oil on canvas, 38 x 44 inches. Image courtesy of Platform Gallery. Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery —Erin Langner, Seattle contributor Most of the time, as soon as I am awake, I begin scrolling through the layers of news on my phone, while still laying in bed. The ISIS updates, the new Ebola cases, and the pithy comments on the latest art world drama barely stick during this first round of skimming headlines and images, my awareness of the day coming into focus as I work through the tweets and the “Likes.” This activity would…
  • Joy Garnett: Being There @ Platform Gallery, Seattle

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Exchange of Fire, 2013, oil/canvas, 38×44 inches Joy Garnett Being There @ PLATFORM GALLERY 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 Telephone: 206-323-2808 Email: Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 5PM October 23 to November 29, 2014 IMAGES FROM THE EXHIBITION Platform Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of works by New York-based Joy Garnett. Joy’s work deals with the theme of “the unquiet image in the media” as her general subject, within which there are more specific subcategories: machine vision; images of…
  • Bee World: Blazing the Trail

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    60 Rue Menasce, Alexandria, Ahmed Zaky Abushady’s Egyptian Home and head-quarters of the Bee Kingdom League, circa 1937. Photo courtesy of the Abushady Archive My short article for Bee World,  published by the International Bee Research Association, is now in print. Bee World is the bee science journal founded by my Egyptian grandfather, A.Z. Abushady, in 1919 when he was living in the English countryside outside Oxford. Bee World is still published, and I was asked by its editor to offer their readership some forgotten Bee World history. Joy Garnett: “Blazing the Trail: A.Z. Abushady…
  • A Gift to Birobidzhan @ 21ST.PROJECTS

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    21ST.PROJECTS is pleased to announce a viewing of Yevgeniy Fiks’s A Gift to Birobidzhan from September 11 to October 19, 2014. For more information or to make an appointment to see the collection contact Yevgeniy Fiks. Viewing is by prior appointment only. A Gift to Birobidzhan In 2009, artist Yevgeniy Fiks originated a project called A Gift to Birobidzhan. Established in the Soviet Union in 1934 as the Autonomous Jewish Region of the USSR, Birobidzhan was for a time considered a rival to Israel. Although located in a remote area near China, Birobidzhan caught the world’s imagination. In…
  • Cultural Politics 10.2: UTOPIAS

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Dear Readers: The latest issue (10.2) of Cultural Politics is now out. It is a special issue on UTOPIAS put together by Special Issue Editors Mark Featherstone and Malcolm Miles. The cover image is by Scottish artist Gair Dunlop. His piece, "Gateways to Bletchely" is available gratis (open access) courtesy Duke University Press. See also the issue's Table of Contents. Thanks! JG Excerpt: GATEWAYS TO BLETCHLEY by Gair Dunlop "Bletchley Park is a former country estate, with a large house in an undistinguished late Victorian style. During its time as the headquarters of UK cryptanalysis efforts…
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    CR Blog

  • Kemistry Gallery Needs You

    Mark Sinclair
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Faced with imminent closure, London's Kemistry Gallery is hoping to reinvent itself as the first centre in the UK dedicated solely to graphic art and design. Next February, it aims to stage a pop-up show which will work as a pilot for the next phase of its development – but it needs your help... To date, Kemistry has been an exciting space for showing the work of graphic designers and illustrators. From Jean Jullien and Geoff McFetridge to Saul Bass, Milton Glaser and Lou Dorfsman, it has shown an impressive commitment to celebrating both established names and cutting edge talent. I've lost…
  • Reely and Truly: a new film on photography by Tyrone Lebon

    Eliza Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Filmmaker and photographer Tyrone Lebon has created a new documentary that offers a loose portrait of over 20 photographers at work, and muses on the nature of photography today... The film, which is shown below, features some of the most significant figures in contemporary photography, from Juergen Teller to Mario Sorrenti, Nobuyoshi Araki to Ari Marcopoulos. Yet it is as much an account of a personal journey for Lebon: shot in a cinema vérité style, it chronicles his thoughts and experiences in making the piece (including phone calls to his father, Mark Lebon, another acclaimed…
  • Music Videos of the Month

    Eliza Williams
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    It's been a great month for music videos, with this round up featuring promos for Roy Kafri, Kasabian, Panda Bear, Bambooman, Murlo, Keaton Henson, and OK Go. First up though, a slice of animated brilliance for Sebastien Tellier... Tellier is known for his distinctive Gallic style, which comes through even in cartoon form in this video for new track Love. The promo stars a nudey Tellier wandering through a Garden of Eden, and is directed by artist Valentine Reinhardt, who also painted the cover for his new album, L'Aventura. Production company: Division. This new video for Mayokero by Roy…
  • Honda goes interactive in new ad campaign

    Eliza Williams
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Humble dad by day, member of a criminal underworld by night? Then this new interactive ad for Honda from Wieden + Kennedy London and director Daniel Wolfe will be right up your street... The campaign aims to promote the new Civic Type R car, which is described in the press release as the "wild child alter-ego of the Civic hatchback". To emphasise the car's dark side, we are invited to interact with an online film, which allows you to switch between two characters – the cool but stable dad in the daytime, and the nighttime criminal. The interactive element of the campaign is minimal – you…
  • Illustrating a Heart of Darkness

    Nate Evuarherhe
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    The Folio Society has published some beautiful illustrated editions of classic novels this year, from A Clockwork Orange to Day of the Jackyll. Here, Nate Evuarherhe, assistant librarian at the V&A Museum, speaks to illustrator Sean McSorley about his artwork for a new edition of Joseph Conrad's troubling novella, Heart of Darkness... The cover of the Folio Society’s new edition of Heart of Darkness features a striking visual pun that sets the tone for the decidedly menacing illustrations that sit within its covers. A crumbling steamer anchored on a riverbank in the heart of the…
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  • Reflections on the RHS Botanical Art Show Autumn 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The Botanical Artists selected by the RHS to exhibit at their Autumn Botanical Art Show 2014 - from Bath, Cornwall and Lincolnshire (England)Midlothian (Scotland)Powys (Wales), and Hong Kong, Japan,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Painting Canada 2 - Emily Carr at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    From the Forest to the Sea, Emily Carr in British Columbia opens to the public at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Saturday 1st November 2014. From the Forest to the Sea, Emily Carr in British Columbia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three RHS Gold Medals for Botanical Art and a video interview

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This week three artists won RHS Gold Medals for their Botanical Art at the Royal Horticultural Society's Shades of Autumn Show in the Lindley Hall in London. Denise Ramsay (Hong Kong / France)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Grayson Perry - Who Are You? - on TV and at the NPG

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The fruits of Grayson Perry's recent collaborative efforts about Who Are You? are being revealed this week in terms of a series of programmes about identity on Channel 4 and an exhibition of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A brand new RHS Show for Botanical Art

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    The Royal Horticultural Society have just published their schedule of shows and dates for 2015 and their is a first - a dedicated Botanical Art Show at a totally different time to the usual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • October 31: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
     SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / October 31, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Magnolia Laurie at Frosch & Portmann]Click for full story / links
  • Weekend Pick: Exchange Rates in Bushwick

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Expect to see an influx of Brits and other non-New Yorkers in Bushwick this weekend for Exchange Rates, also known as The Bushwick Expo, an artist-driven gallery exchange and collaboration between Bushwick galleries and artist-run initiatives from Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Conceived by Stephanie Theodore, Paul D'Agostino and Sluice_, Exchange Rates exhibitions will be on view through Sunday afternoon. Norte Maar has organized a special edition of Beat Night, which means galleries will be open on Friday night from 6-10. I've got a few pieces on view in a terrific group show at…
  • Art and race: Through A Lens Darkly, Nick Cave and Jordan Casteel

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Art and race constitute a delicate and provocative subject. Two recent exhibitions and a documentary film handle it with great intelligence, nuance, and energy. [Image: Jordan Casteel, Sterling, 2014, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches.]Click for full story / links
  • The backstory: Abstraction and Its Discontents

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    "Abstraction and Its Discontents," a generous exhibition of abstract paintings opens this weekend at Storefront Ten Eyck. In preparation for an upcoming panel discussion hosted by School of Visual Arts MFA Chair Mark Tribe, I asked exhibition organizer Deborah Brown via email about the title and premise for the show. "I was obviously referencing Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents. Abstraction as a painting stance has been viewed as hegemonist and colonial--a conservative province of privilege and exclusion," Brown responded. "I wanted to challenge that…
  • Ideas and Influences: Mary Addison Hackett

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    I have followed Mary Addison Hackett's blog Process since she left LA a few years ago and returned to Nashville where her mother was in the hospital. Unfortunately, as Hackett drove across country, she received word that her mother had died. Since then, Hackett has been dividing her time between LA and Nashville, where she lives and works in her childhood home, sifting through family images and objects. Over the years, the gracious home has gradually evolved from the house she grew up in, to a sprawling artist's studio with paintings, easels, palettes and other evidence of her robust…
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    Studio Notes

  • She Disintegrates

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Upon reading the last post, a reader asked me whether it would make sense to first paint the figure with a lot of information and then proceed to break it up, or would it be better to start with lots of abstraction and tighten up only where necessary.Good question. if you ever find out, let me know!Seriously, I don't know which works better. I do both ways, depending on whim, mostly. I do like my images to be driven by good drawing, so at some point –either at the very beginning or much farther into the process– I like to have the entire figure drawn convincingly. Most of the time I…
  • Process of a Painting: "Hours Slip Away"

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
     Hours Slip Away, 14 x 11 inches, oil on linenSo I think I mentioned that I'm doing a whole bunch of black and white studies using short-pose life drawings, right? And I think I also mentioned that I plan on using these studies to experiment, and hopefully develop some of these into something worth keeping and showing?OK, so here is one of the first black and white studies that I took further, and as I really like how it turned out, I thought I'd share. This was B/W No.5. I'm not doing the take it further thing in order. I have sixty-something studies on my wall now, and I just…
  • I'm Unfaithful

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Night Ride, 12 x 12 inches, oil on linenUnfaithful... to photo references, that is.One of the most often asked questions is "do you use photo references?" And the answer is I do, for cityscapes. My landscapes are often done en plein air, or if it's a studio piece, I use plein air sketches as references, or I paint from memory (which might be more accurately describe as inventing a view. Also known as making stuff up).For figurative work, I either paint using a model, or use drawings (5 - 15 minutes done from life) as references.That is to say, I usually don't use photo references for…
  • Transparent Water

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Painting water is challenging. It's generally a good idea to focus on one of the three characteristics; movement, reflectivity, and transparency. Often we see more than one of these characteristics simultaneously, but I think it makes sense to play up just one, and subordinate the others because making a single statement almost always makes for a stronger painting.  Not saying you can't have more than one in your painting. Just saying emphasize one, and deemphasize the others, lest your impact be - ahem - watered down. (Sorry! too much wine!)I'll just talk about the transparency today.
  • Moving Targets En Plein Air

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I painted this on site during this year's Sonoma Plein Air Festival. I had my easel set up across the street from this cafe, and painted this in about an hour and a half.As I was working, a few people stopped by to watch and they all asked how am I painting moving people? If it's a non-artist asking, there's usually some joking around; "Gotta be pretty quick, huh?" or "did you pay those people to sit still?"  Every time I include people in my plein air street scenes, I hear these comments at least once during the painting process.  I groan inside but I don't want to be rude, so I…
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    Art Print Issues

  • Stuff I Use |How I Use Grammarly to Edit Copy

    Barney Davey
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Grammarly is a nifty online proofreader. Get the goods in my new “Stuff I Use” series. I have been asked many times about the different programs, services and software I use to help me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Fame Sells Art | Get Some| Get Happy

    Barney Davey
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    You needn’t be wildly famous to sell art. For most artists, a little bit of fame goes a long way. Your job is to figure out how to get and use slight celebrity while staying comfortable in your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Price Your Art to Make More Money

    Barney Davey
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Pricing your artwork need not be a mystery. The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you’re eating into your reputation or your profits. – Katharine Paine Pricing Art Properly Is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Psychology of Pricing Art Revisited

    Barney Davey
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Pricing art, like art itself, is subjective. The subject of pricing art almost always manages to become part of the conversation whenever artists discuss the business of art. There is as much angst... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five Ways to Boost Your Art Career

    Barney Davey
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Discover Practical Advice to Boost Your Art Career. I launched this blog in 2005. Since then I have published nearly 600 art marketing and art business articles. Here are select posts from five broad... [[ 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

  • Colley Whisson YouTube demo videos

    Charley Parker
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Well known Auatralian painter Colley Whisson, who I wrote about in 2011, has for some time been posting short demo videos of his painting process on YouTube. These are quite short, roughly 3-4 minutes, and each briefly cover the process of a particular small painting. The videos are not professionally produced, and the audio, in particular, suffers a bit on some of them. They also vary somewhat in format; those labeled “Speed Paint” are time lapse of the painting start to finish, with music and no commentary. The rest are slower, with fades between stages of the process, and voice…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Sisley’s Rest Along the Stream

    Charley Parker
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Le repos au bord du ruisseau. Lisière de bois (Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood) Alfred Sisley Among the original core group of French Impressioinist painters, English born Alfred Sisley has long been a personal favorite of mine. There is something direct and to the point about his work that particularly appeals to me, and I think presages the work of the American, Russian and Scandinavian painters who would adopt to the influence of the Impressionists, but lean a bit more toward painterly realism. This painting has been a source of fascination for me since I first saw it in a…
  • Kalen Chock

    Charley Parker
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Kalen Chock is a California based concept and visual development artist, whose clients include Industrial Light and Magic, Cryptozoic, CGMA, Autodesk, Ember Lab, Virtual Toys, and Fantasy Flight Games. His blog includes a number of his professional pieces, but much of it is devoted to his personal work, sketches, experiments and demonstration pieces for classes he teaches. I often find that the most enjoyably imaginative work from visual development artists is their personal “day off” work, in which they are unrestrained by project demands and can range more freely through their…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel’s View from a Window

    Charley Parker
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    View from a Window in Marienstrasse, Adolph Menzel Image on Surprised by Time blog (scroll down), direct link here. Gouache over chalk on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm). Original is in the Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten, Winterthur
  • Davie Riedel

    Charley Parker
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Originally from Indiana, still life and landscape painter David Riedel studied art in Arizona, and later at the Art Students League in New York, where he studied with noted painter and teacher David Leffel. You can see Leffel’s influence in Riedel’s nuanced attention to value relationships and visual flow through his compositions. Riedel also exhibits particularly creative attention to the selection and arrangement of his still life elements. They seem carefully arranged, but never awkwardly staged —each object and background element in harmony with the whole. In the few…
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  • Turn-offs That Will Ruin a Sexy Evening

    Georgia Jones
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    There are a lot of things that can really set you back on your romantic evening with your woman. Fortunately, these are the kinds of things that are very easily avoidable, though if you’re a beginner, being naughty can often be kind of a daunting task, and you might be concerned that you will ruin your chances with your woman by making a simple mistake. You’ll certainly still be able to spice up your sex life while avoiding these mistakes that will turn your girlfriend off for the evening, and that’s the most important thing of all. So long as you don’t make these…
  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

    Georgia Jones
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    Technological revolution is pretty fast nowadays. New gadgets and devices get released in a blink of an eye. What’s considered as an updated device yesterday can become obsolete in just a few years. Two companies have made magnificent leaps in trying to change technology. Apple and Google have fought toe-to-toe just to provide the world the best technology it will ever see. As of the moment, these two giant companies are trying to release or in the process of making another set of epic products. Google already has Google Glass under testing while it has been rumored that Apple has…
  • Being Led On In A Relationship

    Georgia Jones
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Are you being led on by your partner? Do you like it? Well, most people don’t like being bossed around and telling them what to do for most of the time. That’s a sad reality even for partners in a relationship especially those who take so much pride in themselves. No one wants to be inferior to the other and thinks that those who lead can make the relationship last longer. Or if not well lead, it can also ruin it. It’s a tricky thing because it’s something that’s easily recognized because both at the early stages of their relationship still depend mostly on each other. Well,…
  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

    Georgia Jones
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
  • Strengthen Your Immune System in 5 Easy Ways

    Georgia Jones
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    A lot of people complain that they get sick easily. When they get wet in the rain, they will immediately have fever and colds. There are many reasons why people get sick easily but most of the time it is because they have compromised immune system. If you want to be healthy and strong, you should know how to improve the state of your immune system. You don’t have to hassle yourself in this part because you can do it in five easy steps. Eat healthy if you want to be healthy As what people say, you are what you eat. Indeed, you must healthy meals if you want to be healthy. Healthy food…
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  • A peek at Sokkuan’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Sokkuan Tye‘s got a book out! It’s a self published 300-page publication about fashion … or  maybe not and it’s called “Sadako’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary – Not Really About Fashion.  “It is a collection of works traversing the fields of illustrations, photography, handcrafts, collage and writings around a quirky and misunderstood character called Sadako.” – Sokkuan told us. The diary is available in a limited edition of 500 copies and you can grab a copy at BooksActually, the little dröm store and supermama.
  • Spotted! Wu Yanrong

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Step into a world of tattoos and sea creatures with illustrator and graphic designer Wu Yanrong. Yanrong graduated with a BA in Communication Design from RMIT Melbourne back in December and counts Peter Pan, Spirited Away and Paprika as a source of inspiration. “刺身。 is an ongoing project tattooing seafood onto body parts. The word “刺身” (kanji for sashimi) means “pierced body” and bears a close resemblance to “刺青”, which means tattoo in Chinese.”
  • Project Plug: A Day with Her by Zann Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Zann Lim is recent BA (Hons) Graphic communication from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a taste for pattern design. The freelance illustrator just unveiled her first lifestyle product on HAYSTAKT; a limited edition set of pillow covers, illustrated by herself, digitally printed and hand-sewn by a seamstress to uphold the quality of the product. To find out more about the project, visit Zann’s HAYSTAKT page.
  • Spotted! Elly Liyana Ruslan

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Animals, mystical landscapes and dreamy faces take you straight into the emotionally charged world of Bangkok-based illustrator Elly Liyana Ruslan. “My work is filled with various thoughts and dreams in fragmented pieces that portray different chapters of my life. The satisfaction I get from creating art is knowing that a part of me exists in the work. And if you look at them close enough, you’ll find my story …”
  • Spotted! Phyllicia Wang

    Michele Adriaens
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    I came across Phyllicia Wang‘s work on the ipa website and I was immediately drawn to her FUSE series, an exploration on the notion of fear where Phyllicia uses photography as a mirror, an introspective narrative … About the series: “The level of the mind’s manipulative capability is almost boundless, which could adversely affect a person’s ability to function. Sometimes fear can make you feel you are connected to reality only by a thin thread. Once the barrier (to sustain sanity) has been broken, the space of reality and the mental start to merge into one. The…
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: I’m so excited! Blargh! #Highlandpark...

    11 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    davelamorte: I’m so excited! Blargh! #Highlandpark #artsinthepark2014
  • davelamorte: Stay Puft at Ghostbusters art show! Come to City...

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    davelamorte: Stay Puft at Ghostbusters art show! Come to City life in JC. I’m happy how the layers look. #Ghostbusters #gb30
  • davelamorte: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show Thursday...

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    davelamorte: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show Thursday 8/28 at City Life-125 First St Jersey City, NJ 7:30pm. Movie starts at 8:30pm. Organized by @mattdrawsthings also featuring @burnur Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show Thursday 8/28 at City Life-125 First St Jersey City, NJ 7:30pm. Movie starts at 8:30pm. Organized by mattdrawsthings also featuring myself and @burnur
  • davelamorte: Due to the rain I am stuck inside the house, but I...

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    davelamorte: Due to the rain I am stuck inside the house, but I will find a way. Here is Captain America to help you fight the forces of Red Skull and rain. Fire up your grills, hug a veteran, and think about how lucky you are. #CaptainAmerica #fourthofjuly #collage #papercut #4thofJuly #America #merica Captian America for the true heroes.
  • davelamorte: Finished a commissioned collage of #Tilly With...

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A video posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Jun 6, 2014 at 1:35pm PDTdavelamorte: Finished a commissioned collage of #Tilly With #asburypark in the background No real surprises. This is a very recent commission that I just delivered to its new home. The forground is a recreation of my original Tilly papercut with a new plaid jacket. The background is an amalgam that I made to be the Asbury Park skyline. I just took some of my favorite buildings from the boardwalk and made my own scene.
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  • New Landscapes

    Marissa Neave
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Below is an essay I wrote earlier this year for Andrea Kastner’s solo exhibition, Conspicuous Collapse, at Hamilton Artists’ Inc.    Mountainous heaps of trash, vast spaces of disarray and neglect, remnants of the many things invariably left behind by many people. Andrea Kastner paints them with reverence. In this exhibition of twelve paintings, we are asked to consider what we’ve all tried to put behind us: garbage. Kastner’s paintings, romantic and dramatic, portray the ubiquitous scenes of our urban world that are often, if not always, rejected by art. And though they…
  • Mined (Departures)

    Marissa Neave
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    I’ve been out of the loop with art news this week but the few stories that did catch my eye were all about leaving in some form of another. It’s Charlie Hill’s last week at the National Gallery of Canada, where he has been the curator of Canadian art since 1980. Katerina Atanassova has been named as Hill’s successor. This year, like last, a number of projects that were installed for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche remain on view throughout the holiday weekend. How do they fare in the light of day? It’s nice to see a post-Blanche review; so seldom is the event…
  • Mined

    Marissa Neave
    9 Mar 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The importance of place and identity must be on my mind a whole lot, because I kept getting drawn to news about cities, design, and memorial. Paul Hiebert pretends to ask what the point of city logos is in general, but actually asks whether the City of Toronto logo (“a signal of dignified, centralized leadership”) ought to be updated considering the dubious leadership and bad behaviour of mayor Rob Ford. Yes, the City of Toronto logo is bad, but that’s because it highlights mediocre architecture and bureaucracy rather than the vibrant people and neighbourhoods that actually…
  • Mined

    Marissa Neave
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:37 am
    Lots of interesting institutional news this week. Okwui Enwezor has been appointed curator of the 2015 Venice Biennale. Excellent choice. Of the biennale, Enwezor says, “No event or exhibition of contemporary art has continuously existed at the confluence of so many historical changes across the fields of art, politics, technology, and economics, like la Biennale di Venezia. La Biennale is the ideal place to explore all these dialectical fields of reference, and the institution of la Biennale itself will be a source of inspiration in planning the Exhibition.” Nicolas Bourriaud has…
  • Mined

    Marissa Neave
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:26 am
    Summing up my life lately, an article over at The Atlantic explores why writers procrastinate so much. “‘Work finally begins,’ says Alain de Botton, ‘when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.'” The 2014 Federal budget was released on Tuesday, and funding for arts and heritage remains stable. More on the Canada Council, the Canadian Museum of History, and certified cultural property over at Canadian Art. The Ellen Gallery in Montreal is introducing a new funding initiative, offering up to $22,000 to an artist over a two-year period to…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Rare and Endangered Plants of South Africa

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Wilna Eloff is a South African botanical artist whose specialty is indigenous trees and shrubs. This weekend Wilna will open a solo exhibition at Gallery 91 in Somerset West. You are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Wilna is an award-winning artist who has earned several medals at the Kirstenbosch […]
  • Discover Seeds, Berries and Pods with Nina Antze

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Lyceum of Monterey County The oldest non-profit on the Monterey Peninsula, the Lyceum of Monterey County offers enrichment classes for adults and families. Included are botanical art classes for adults and families. The Lyceum “inspires a life-long love of learning” through its enrichment programs and academic events. Drawing Seeds and Pods and Berries with […]
  • Attention ‘Blinks’ and Plant Blindness

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Plants really do receive less attention than animals. This was determined in a study of attention “blinks” by Benjamin Balas and Jennifer L. Momsen. Experiments confirming this physiological component of plant blindness can be reviewed in Attention “Blinks” Differently for Plants and Animals. Using an established research protocol in the study of visual cognition, Balas […]
  • ‘Weird, Wild & Wonderful’ Coming to Southern California

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    The American Society of Botanical Artists, The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California and The Huntington Botanical Gardens present A Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium July 23 – 26, 2015 in conjunction with the exclusive Southern California showing of Weird, Wild & Wonderful The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition of 46 captivating paintings […]
  • The Art of Plant Taxonomy

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Cutting edge research meets botanical art in a new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The exhibition Inspiring Kew offers a historical perspective about how scientists at Kew have inspired artists. The exhibition features botanical paintings from the 17th century, as well as artwork by contemporary […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • The Visitor

    Isabella F A Shores
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Hearing a noise she froze, listening, alert. She must not be found here. The boy startled her anew as his nose pressed against the window suddenly, squeaking against the cold pane. She needed him to open the window, to climb out over the ledge to her so she could play with him but he just sat on the end of his bed, nose pressed against the glass, squinting out into the night. She sighed. Obviously hearing a noise from beyond the bedroom door he turned his head and listened intently, then a muffled ‘Yes Daddy’ as he slid off the bed and toddled towards the bedroom door. She sat in…

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH… NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY MARKS 200th ANNIVERSARY OF WATERLOO WITH THE FIRST EXHIBITION ON THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON   Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1815-16Copyright: Wellington Collection, Apsley House, London (English Heritage) The first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington will open at the National Portrait Gallery, to mark the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015, it was announced today (Wednesday 29 October 2014). Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12 Mar-7 Jun 2015) will…
  • Sharing loneliness

    Isabella F A Shores
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    You know, I think it’s the not being able to explain with words that is the hardest thing. Trying to articulate emotions and feeling so others will gain some insight into why you say what you do or act the way you are, and failing, miserably. Sometimes, sitting in the living room, watching television, a need to talk comes over me. It’s a strong need, urge, want, that is almost oppressive, like the walls are closing in on four sides. So I turn on my laptop and go straight to my facebook page to find a friend. But, once there the feeling leaves and is replaced by dreadful…
  • Beginner Halloween Makeup Tutorial| A Day to Halloween Night Zombie Look

    AtContent Guest Author
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    You’re running late on All Hallows’ Eve, but desperately want to hit up a party. You could use a few drinks after a long work/ school week, but you no longer have time to do the makeup for the Halloween costume you intricately planned months in advanced….

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU? The Ashford Hijab, 2014Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, LondonCopyright: Grayson Perry 25 October 2014 – 15 March 2015, National Portrait Gallery, London Admission free Sponsored by Coutts A striking display of new works by artist Grayson Perry, interspersed among the nineteenth and twentieth century Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, will open on Saturday 25 October 2014. Focusing on the theme of identity, Grayson Perry’s new portraits – which include a major tapestry, sculptures and pots – are of individuals, families and groups who are…
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Pablo Picasso: 1881-1973

    Wendy Campbell
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso (Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso) was a painter, sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker, decorative artist, and writer.  “His revolutionary artistic accomplishments, including the co-founding of Cubism, brought him universal renown making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.” The son of an academic painter, José Ruiz Blasco, Picasso began to draw at an early age. In 1895 the family moved to Barcelona where Picasso…
  • Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

    Wendy Campbell
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on October 10, 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker.   His father, Giovanni Giacometti, was a Post-Impressionist painter. From 1919 – 1920, Giacometti studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sculpture and drawing at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Geneva.  Between 1922 – 1927, he  studied sculpture off and on in Paris under Emile-Antoine Bourdelle at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.   In 1927, Giacometti and his brother Diego, his lifelong companion and assistant,  moved into a studio in…
  • Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

    Wendy Campbell
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a member of a group of writers and artists in Quebec called the Automatistes, led by Borduas, and was a signer of the Refus global manifesto. In 1946 he traveled to France, where he returned and settled the following year. Pioneering a style of painting…
  • Annie Leibovitz: Photography

    Wendy Campbell
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970′s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Leibovitz studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and after a summer trip to Japan with her mother, she began taking night classes in photography and continued developing her skills…
  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: 1571-1610

    Wendy Campbell
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. In 1592, Caravaggio fled Milan for Rome after becoming involved in a quarrel that resulted in the wounding of a police officer.  With next to no money to survive, he found work with Giuseppe Cesari – Pope Clement…
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    JetPak Studio

  • New drawing!

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    I've been having problems with my blog site as of late so I haven't been able to upload new drawings, paintings, etc...I think I've finally got it working well. I'm posting the first of several Halloween drawings. They are all I've got time to do this year. I wanted to paint some of the ones from last year, which I will do at some point, just not right now. Too busy with actual work that is paying good money. So stay tuned for more Halloween fun this week! BOO!
  • 1st Bear Picture Book spread...

    5 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Not wanting to give away any of the story but this is one of the first spreads I did for the book.
  • Another ink drawing from a few weeks ago...

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    "Fall among the flowers"
  • The next bear spread drawing.

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The color has been completed and looking good. I'll post it soon.
  • Revisit on Design Inspiration...

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Thanks to Jeff Andrews for including me in the redo of his "Design Inspiration" site. There are great illustrators there and I'm thankful for being included in the new version of the site. Check it out!
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • The Poetry of Color: Anna Rita Alatan / a Solo Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    A feeling of magic is about to sweep over Agora Gallery. It’s source? The work of the talented ARA, whose solo exhibition ‘The Poetry of Color’ will be opening at the gallery on November 4 and continuing until November 25, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, November 6. If you’re looking for a new and enchanting form of escapism, or for art that unites energy and delicacy, you won’t want to miss this event! ARA, Red… Once More Red ARA, whose full name is Anna Rita Alatan, was born and raised in Rome, and initially felt drawn to fashion as a way of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Art News From Around The World: US art landscapes are in danger of disappearing due to decay or development – including right here in NYC. Complement rather than competition? Toronto has two art fairs on, at the same time. It looks like DIA’s art might be safe – thanks to an 11th hour settlement. The Picasso Museum is ready to reopen, and if its problems aren’t over, at least its artwork is still relevant. Artists in Sweden are supposed to receive money for exhibitions – but a lot of galleries aren’t paying up. Popular Stories From The Week: The changing…
  • Freshen Up – Try Experimenting!

    Karin Maraney
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Have you ever experienced the feeling of being stuck in a rut, artistically speaking? If you’re comfortable with and proud of your skills – but somehow they don’t seem to be opening new vistas for you in the way that they once did, or you’re feeling frustrated by your inability to break through the communicative wall in your work, then you’re not alone. One of the best ways to get over this creative block is to experiment with new methods and materials. Whether you end up using them in your daily work or not, the experience will reignite your enthusiasm and give you…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Art News From Around the World: China arrests artists planning pro-democracy demonstrations. Are popular art fairs becoming like ‘Ikea for millionaires‘? Younger and mid-career artists do well at auction – though blue-chip artists are less successful than expected. Bloomberg Foundation offers cities up to $1 million each for public art. Turkey had a biennial planned near the Syrian boarder. Due to IS, that won’t be happening. Popular Stories From the Week: Interesting perspective – one photographer on why he wishes he could paint. “Sketching with a bandsaw”…
  • Reception Review: October 16, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The assistant and translator of Zhang Baohua describes his technique. It was an extraordinarily exciting week for the staff and the artists represented by Agora Gallery, as we opened the doors to our new street-level gallery, inaugurating the space with a reception for the renowned Chinese painter Zhang Baohua. The artist paints without a brush, using only his palms and fingers to lay ink on rice paper. In the collective space on the second floor, we are happy to present the work of three group shows, Modalities of Expression, Divergent Realities, and Beyond Borders: An Exhibition of Fine Art…
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  • Review: Sarah Charlesworth/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The Art Institute of Chicago has embarked on a nine-month celebration titled “Photography Is_________,” commemorating the department of photography’s establishment in 1974. Sarah Charlesworth, who figured among the Pictures Generation of artists, appropriated photos from newspapers that documented people falling from tall buildings. The resulting images meld photojournalistic and fine art photography techniques, creating […]
  • Review: Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways/Smart Museum of Art

    Assistant Art Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways” plays to the museum’s strengths in depth and breadth of visual and cultural material, transforming the entire museum into an inquiry into “the essential qualities that define sculpture.” The show’s opening gambit errs heavily on the side of tradition, exhibiting mostly modern European figurative works in bronze, stone […]
  • Review: Milton Resnick/Mana Contemporary

    Assistant Art Editor
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Buried beneath the viscous layers of paint, crusted and hardened like the scab on a skinned knee, a preternatural light seems to issue forth from Milton Resnick’s titanic “U and Me.” The light is scattered at first, dappling the edges of two figures—themselves little more than heaving gestures of mottled paint—building in intensity until […]
  • Review: Whitney Bedford/Carrie Secrist Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED There’s a lot of turbulence happening on the smooth white walls of Carrie Secrist Gallery right now. In her current solo show, Whitney Bedford turns calmly rendered seas and skies into apocalyptic landscapes and flaming sonatas. Within the paintings of expansive seascapes and intricate vessels, the artist’s combination of ink and oil paint create […]
  • Review: Josef Strau/Renaissance Society

    Assistant Art Editor
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The application referenced in the title of Josef Strau’s first museum exhibition in the United States, “The New World Application for Turtle Island,” is a fantastical art-and-text alternative to the formal procedures for a green card, and Turtle Island is a name given to the North American continent by its indigenous peoples. The Renaissance […]
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  • FAQ: the difference between trademarks, copyrights & patents

    Tara Reed
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    There have been a lot of questions and confusion lately about copyrights vs. trademarks.  Domain names, business names and more.  I found this video from the US Trademark & Patent Office that provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You’ll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and business names. By the end of the video, you’ll understand how to use each type of intellectual property to protect a different aspect of your business. Hopefully listening to this 8 1/2 minute video will clear up…
  • The great gift of NO…

    Tara Reed
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In William Ury’s book, The Power of a Positive No [affiliate link], he begins with a quote I want to share:  “A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi How many times have you said YES because you were afraid to say NO?  Or you weren’t sure how to say no without potentially hurting a relationship or someone else’s feelings?  Does YES instinctively fly out of your mouth? Do people compliment you into a YES by saying things…
  • This is BUSINESS – it’s ok to talk about money

    Tara Reed
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve had a few interesting conversations recently about money.  As a society – at least in the US – we are often brought up to not discuss money. Don’t ask your parents how much they make, don’t brag about what you make, etc.  Don’t brag, don’t pry, don’t boast… all kinds of issues come up for people when it comes to talking about money. In business it’s important to talk about money. If you are talking with an agent about representing you, I think it is not only OK but IMPORTANT to discuss money.  Will they be able to tell you…
  • A few tips on how NOT to sell…

    Tara Reed
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Last night my husband and I watched the 2nd episode of The Profit – one of my favorite business shows from CNBC.  This time Marcus Lemonis went to Artistic Stitch in Queens, NY. Quite a few jaw-dropping things happened – from an odd combination of businesses under one roof, the fudging of the books, lying and the “head of sales” who had no idea who his customers were or how to have a sales conversation. YES – you will have to have sales conversations (emphasis on CONVERSATION) to succeed in art licensing. I encourage you to watch this episode – some…
  • Art Licensing Shopping Research – Gift Bags

    Tara Reed
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I regularly recommend that artists go do some “Shopping Research” to start learning to see like an artist who creates art for licensing.  Here is a video I shot in a store recently that shows you what I mean – ready to look at gift bags through the lens of “how to figure out what art the manufacturer needs”? [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Easy, right?  It’s just a new way of looking at things and a habit you can form over time if you are deliberate in the beginning.  I challenge you to go…
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  • Rich Kelly, Time Bandits & Phish prints, 2014 Phish and...

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Rich Kelly, Time Bandits & Phish prints, 2014 Phish and Time Bandits go on sale in my shop tomorrow at 3pm. Click here for more info. Store | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Rich Kelly on iheartmyart.More illustration on iheartmyart.
  • Ex Machina (2015) Watch the trailer here.  ______ See more...

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Ex Machina (2015) Watch the trailer here.  ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more robot on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Mike Ryczek liz, 24” x 24”, 2011, oil and pencil on...

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mike Ryczek liz, 24” x 24”, 2011, oil and pencil on masonite projected income, 25” x 25”, 2013, oil, acrylic, and pencil on masonite contribution, 24” x 24”, 2012, oil and pencil on masonite in cars, 20” x 24”, 2013, oil and pencil on masonite rosie, 12” x 12”, 2012, oil and pencil on masonite liz redux, 12” x 12”, 2013, oil and pencil on masonite, images posted with permission of the artist.  ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Mike Ryczek on iheartmyart.See more painting…
  • Novemto Komo, Keep It Tight Webson, Acrylic, spray paint on...

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Novemto Komo, Keep It Tight Webson, Acrylic, spray paint on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2014 “The artworks are my way of understanding of the relationship, confusion and logic around me and the environment we live in. with a hope to bring smile.” (via collective57) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Novemto Komo on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Karl Friedrich Schinkel, scenic designs for Die Zauberflöte (The...

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Karl Friedrich Schinkel, scenic designs for Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute); The Hall of Stars in the Palace of the Queen of the Night [Königin der Nacht]; Entwurfzeichnung zum Bühnenbild, Berlin, c. 1816. (via magictransistor) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Karl Friedrich Schinkel on iheartmyart.See more scenic design on iheartmyart.
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  • Best of Frieze London 2014

    Happy Famous Artists
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    This years’ Frieze had less shiny objects and boastful set-ups. And while much had been written about the importance of art fairs as global sales platforms, it looks like the power galleries have outgrown this trend. This was best illustrated by Gagosian and Hauser & Wirth who – instead of ostentatiously flashing their bestsellers – chose to create more inviting and interactive experience on their stands. Our top 10 picks were: Best playground The very first thing to hit your eye when entering this year’s Frieze was Gagosian’s playful display. A solo…
  • Must–see shows in London | September 2014

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Joan Fontcuberta’s Stranger than Fiction @ Science Museum will make you wonder, laugh and sharpen your senses. Do not miss this amazing, refreshing and absurd show. We mean it! Other great September exhibitions include Disobedient Objects @ V&A, Gilbert & George @ White Cube Bermondsey, Paul McCarthy and Pierre Huyghe opening tonight @ Hauser & Wirth and Kazimir Malevich @ Tate Modern. > Stranger than Fiction @ Media Space/Science Museum |till 9 Nov 2014 Who would have guessed that in today’s globalised and information-loaded world many marvels of nature…
  • Balfron Season

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Balfron Tower is one of the two major high-rise social housing projects (Trellick Tower being the other), built in London during the late 60s and early 70s by Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger. The currently running Balfron Season offers a rare opportunity to visit his brutalist masterpiece before it undergoes a thorough reconstruction. Don’t miss this fascinating, although slightly depressing experience. The iconic 27-storey building with with its standalone services tower was designed in 1963 and built in Poplar (north-east part of London) in 1967. Since then it has…
  • 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…
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  • Vienna's Steirereck

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
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  • Denim Design Studio in Istanbul, Turkey

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We love the underground feel of this design and research studio created by Zemberek Tasarim  for Vigoss Jeans . The 250 square-meter (2691 sq.ft.) studio opened this past summer and is part of the 8,000 square meter (86,111 sq.ft) Vigoss/Bulur production and warehousing facilities located in Güneşli Kavşağı, an industrial area about 30 kilometers form the center of Istanbul, Turkey. Zemberek created a fabulously functional working space for the designers and other team members who needed large flat surfaces to spread out the products, materials and accessories; easy access to…
  • Artists Reconstruct The Berlin Wall With Lights

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New and old Berliners, together with the entire world, will take to the streets on November 9, the global 25th Anniversary celebration of the Fall of the Wall in 1989. The city, its citizens and friends will participate in the joyous events that commemorate the Peaceful Revolution. Among the key projects are the web portal Fall of the Wall 25 where everyone is welcome to post their memories, opinions and thoughts about the world-changing event. Another project is a concept called Lichtgrenze by artists Christopher and Marc Bauder. It is a row of 8,000 white luminous balloons creating a…
  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
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    All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advance. I have designed instruction courses to take your Music production and knowledge to the next level! Ableton LIVE is an amazing tool, and can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from Recording, Remixing, DJ’ing,and Live performance. It can be confusing at first, due to the […]

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  • CHOR BOOGIE Signed Limited Edition Prints

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  • CHOR BOOGIE Paints the Berlin Wall @ Stroke Art Fair!

    13 Oct 2010 | 2:59 pm
    The Light Galleries acclaimed artist, Internationally renown muralist Chor Boogie was selected to paint a section of the Berlin Wall for the Stroke art fair this month! This section of wall was crane lifted in to the entrance of the art fair, creating quite a buzz amongst attendees and the media. Chor was featured on the […]
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  • Robert Plant

    Daniel Edlen
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life? - Robert Plant
  • John Lennon

    Daniel Edlen
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
  • Slash

    Daniel Edlen
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Being a rockstar is the intersection of who you are and who you want to be. - Slash
  • Kurt Cobain

    Daniel Edlen
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. - Kurt Cobain
  • Jeff Buckley

    Daniel Edlen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    There's no time for hatred, only questions. Where is love? Where is happiness? What is life? Where is peace? - Jeff Buckley
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  • Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft. The Bachhawat Foundation would be hosting two art residencies in the month of November. The Bachhawat Foundation along with Gallery…
  • Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

    Nandini Moitra
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Abandoning his stringent-abstractionist persona, Ramkumar declares himself as an amorist of the landscape. The true object of his art is not to render the landscape, but to love it: the true subject of his art is the landscape as Beloved.’- Ranjit Hoskote Ramkumar, one of the most prolific names in Indian contemporary art, born in 1924, would be celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, 23rd October. Ramkumar, could be regarded as one of the first-generation of post-independence artists. His contemporaries included the likes of M.F Husain, F.N souza, SH Raza and Akbar Padamsee.  He began…
  • Recollections from 2013 at Aakriti Art Gallery -Prasanta Daw

    Nandini Moitra
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
                    Over the past few years, the commercial art market in India was deeply affected by the global recession.  Inspite of the dismal state of the Indian Art maket, Aakriti Art Gallery continued to thrive and established itself as one of the important galleries in the country.             Over the past one year Aakriti has done commendable activities. One of their many endeavours is to keep the spirit of Modern Indian Art alive. Founded by Abanindranath Tagore, Bengal School is considered a significant movement in Indian art. Bengal. Unfortunately the…

    Nandini Moitra
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Contemporary – the word retains its relevance through every era in history. The spatial-temporal context of the subjects being dealt with, distinguishes contemporary art from the art of by-gone eras. Though it gives us an impression that the art of the present context is being termed as Contemporary Art – well it could be the other name for Modern Art, yet ‘contemporary’ in art can always be something present in any conjuncture of history as per its own application and pertinence. But when we are talking of the present times, we are in a way attempting to come to a specific approach…

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Gen-Next exhibition is a project of Aakriti Gallery to find and showcase the new direction of the contemporary art by the younger generation of artists below forty of our country. The first Gen-Next show was held in 2006 from October 1 to 15 to celebrate the first anniversary of the gallery formed in 2005. In the introduction to the exhibition Vikram Bachhawat, the director  of the gallery, wrote: ‘The show brings together a mélange of image and expressions that are compelling, engaging and at the same time confrontational in its discourse with its viewers’. Apart from this the seven…
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  • FAQ: the difference between trademarks, copyrights & patents

    Tara Reed
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    There have been a lot of questions and confusion lately about copyrights vs. trademarks.  Domain names, business names and more.  I found this video from the US Trademark & Patent Office that provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You’ll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and business names. By the end of the video, you’ll understand how to use each type of intellectual property to protect a different aspect of your business. Hopefully listening to this 8 1/2 minute video will clear up…
  • The great gift of NO…

    Tara Reed
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In William Ury’s book, The Power of a Positive No [affiliate link], he begins with a quote I want to share:  “A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi How many times have you said YES because you were afraid to say NO?  Or you weren’t sure how to say no without potentially hurting a relationship or someone else’s feelings?  Does YES instinctively fly out of your mouth? Do people compliment you into a YES by saying things…
  • This is BUSINESS – it’s ok to talk about money

    Tara Reed
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve had a few interesting conversations recently about money.  As a society – at least in the US – we are often brought up to not discuss money. Don’t ask your parents how much they make, don’t brag about what you make, etc.  Don’t brag, don’t pry, don’t boast… all kinds of issues come up for people when it comes to talking about money. In business it’s important to talk about money. If you are talking with an agent about representing you, I think it is not only OK but IMPORTANT to discuss money.  Will they be able to tell you…
  • A few tips on how NOT to sell…

    Tara Reed
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Last night my husband and I watched the 2nd episode of The Profit – one of my favorite business shows from CNBC.  This time Marcus Lemonis went to Artistic Stitch in Queens, NY. Quite a few jaw-dropping things happened – from an odd combination of businesses under one roof, the fudging of the books, lying and the “head of sales” who had no idea who his customers were or how to have a sales conversation. YES – you will have to have sales conversations (emphasis on CONVERSATION) to succeed in art licensing. I encourage you to watch this episode – some…
  • Art Licensing Shopping Research – Gift Bags

    Tara Reed
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I regularly recommend that artists go do some “Shopping Research” to start learning to see like an artist who creates art for licensing.  Here is a video I shot in a store recently that shows you what I mean – ready to look at gift bags through the lens of “how to figure out what art the manufacturer needs”? [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Easy, right?  It’s just a new way of looking at things and a habit you can form over time if you are deliberate in the beginning.  I challenge you to go…
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  • EBSQ Friday Five: Halloween Edition

    Amanda Makepeace
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Halloween! Artists featured above are: Laura Barbosa, Penny StewArt, Lisa M. Nelson, CES, and Erika Nelson. See more in our Halloween Art Gallery.Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, artists, black cat, ebsq, friday five, halloween art, monsters, skeleton, vampires, witches
  • Creatures of the Night

    Amanda Makepeace
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This spooky time lapse painting from artist, Mary Doodles, is perfect for Halloween week! Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: halloween, ink, Mary Doodles, Nosferatu, painting, time lapse video
  • Art Seen: Zombie Bride and Groom Dolls

    Amanda Makepeace
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Custom Zombie Bride and Groom Dolls by Lisa M NelsonFiled under: Artseen Tagged: art, art dolls, art seen, artists, ebsq, halloween, Lisa M Nelson, zombies
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    1. Art Seen: This Zombie Pumpkin by Jordana Hawen is soooo creepy cute! He’s on the front page now. Go have a look! 2. Inspiration: EBSQ’s Sherry Key shared a link to Danish artist, Lise Meijer, blog post on how to get unstuck. Her #1 one way is the same as mine: ‘move the body.’ Going for a walk or anything that takes me out of the studio and gets the blood flowing is my best fix for any problem I’m having a with a painting. 3. Artist Guide: Muddy Colors has an excellent post by Greg Ruth titled, The Art and the Artist. The article is a guide for how we…
  • Murtha Ranch Time Lapse Watercolor

    Amanda Makepeace
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    After sharing a few oil painting time lapse videos I thought it was time for a beautiful watercolor. The artist is Dawn Carlton. Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Dawn Carlton, ebsq, Oregon, time lapse, watercolor painting, youtube
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  • Dmitri’s Beautiful Brain

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A few weeks ago I was reading some online articles about neurological disorders. Why? Well, doesn’t everyone spend their free time reading up on irregular brain activity? Okay, maybe not :P Anyway, in the middle of a paragraph I spotted a mention about Dmitri Shostakovich. As a huge fan of the superb Russian composer, my interest was piqued. It seems that Shostakovich had, for the last 30 years of his life, a metal fragment lodged in the temporal lobe of his brain. In the fall of 1941, Shostakovich was living in Leningrad at the start of the Siege, the most prolonged, brutal, and…
  • Repetitive Spirit

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy: “A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again”…
  • Matisse in Town

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Hey, hey, hey … what’s going on here?? Is this blog awake?? Has the muse been MIA? She has! Bad blogger! Sorry for the stagnancy, dear readers. The only excuses I have are a brief Internet outage last week, followed by home heating issues that were only temporarily resolved. Still have problems there, and it keeps getting colder! Hopefully it will be fixed before I freeze my heinie off :lol: The first item on the agenda is a bittersweet one. After 5 1/2 years my good friend Fred Hatt has decided to discontinue his superb art and photography blog Drawing Life. He explains his…
  • Body Language

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Greetings friends! I’m not going to bombard you all with another dissertation today. Instead, just a simple offering of some good old art modeling and a reminder that I have been officially back at work for the past few weeks. The muse has returned to the platforms of New York City! Get those pencils sharpened The sketches of Bob Palevitz have been longtime favorites here on Museworthy, so who better to contribute the first drawing creations of the new season? From my modeling session at Spring Studio last week, a page of quick gesture poses and a longer sitting pose. Bob has a real…
  • Roots and Fruits: Blues, Invention, and Led Zeppelin

    5 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    A common perception of Led Zeppelin devotees is that they are borderline fanatical in their love of the band, that they react with an insane degree of defensiveness whenever their rock gods are criticized and not shown the respect they deserve. Now before I continue I must provide full disclosure: I am one of those Zeppelin fans. Having said that, I concede that we “Zep Heads” have great difficulty accepting the multitudes of anti-Zeppelin arguments. Use the word “overrated” in the presence of a Zep Head and do it at your own peril. Things could get ugly :lol: On the…
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    Living Undone

  • Showing Up For Happiness

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    detail of sculpture ______________ Happiness is not a noun. It is a verb. An action taken. Not a destination but a way of being. Happiness has become a silly word in our culture; vague, ineffectual, numbingly common. Asked what we all desire the most and in everyone’s top 5 would likely be to BE HAPPY. Would we know if we got there? What is the measure? If we got there how do we stay? Bhutan has GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS “Here is the key point to understand about G.N.H.,” said Kinley Dorji, the head of Bhutan’s Ministry of Information and Communication. “Happiness itself is an…
  • “I See You”

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    detail of painting _____________ This morning I was out and about in my wheelchair just looking around and soaking in what it feels like to receive. In a parking lot I saw this great looking man getting off his motorcycle. I smiled a genuine smile and passed him by. A few moments later he was at my side. He signaled me in such a way I understood he was mute and also asking me in a teasing way if I wanted a ride. There was all this communicating flying between us in just a few seconds as I registered his disability, laughingly said “No thanks” and reached out to touch his…
  • Honey

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    detail of painting _____________ My project has been fully funded!! I am acclimating to asking and actually receiving such riches. Chronic illness is such that a life can begin to feel so very narrow. Just your presence out there helps protect me from the tendency to enter into invisibility and stay there. I am so humbled and grateful. Thank you. xxx THE HONEY GUIDES Once upon a time there was a girl who had a secret place. It was up on a hill covered in long grass. Sometimes she would snuggle down and make a nest for herself when her parents were bugging her or if she felt alone. She never…
  • My Project

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Dear all, Please take a gander at my INDIEGOGO Campaign: It is for US!!!! xxxx Cathy’s INDIEGOGO Campaign
  • Life As It Is

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    detail of installation, ceramic ______________________ I find myself endlessly entertaining. One day that “green fuse” that Dylan Thomas wrote so eloquently about is nowhere to be found in my landscape. The next day, I’m finding myself wondering things like “What are the specific things that make me come alive?” Thoughts of friends supporting me in myriad ways, my doctor answers my email, I like what I’m wearing, it smells good outside, I have a smart and super capable caretaker, FLOWERS!, TIME!, WRITING!, MY FAVORITE CHAIR IN THE SUN! I wake up and perform…
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

    Jessamy Nichols
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]
  • Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

    Sarah Jakubowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]
  • Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]
  • Body Art for the Modern World

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Paul Van Hevel, Guest Contributor Last Modified: 21:12 p.m. EDT, 8 September 2014 SAN DIEGO, California — Photography and art are prominently featured in The Report. The website is anchored by photography, but artists by virtue of their unique and at times revolutionary view of the world are also presented. Today, we feature a brief […]
  • NASA Embarks on Asteroid Capture Mission

    Sarah Jakubowski
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 14:20 p.m. DST, 07 September 2014 NASA is developing a mission that will “identify, capture, and redirect” a chosen asteroid and set it in orbit around the moon, according to their website. Two designs are being considered: one is a large inflatable bag-like system, the other is a […]
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  • Glimpse of Recent Sales | Summer-Autumn 2014

    Jason Horejs
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Fall is in the air, which in Arizona means that it’s only going to be 94 (about 35 celsius) today! Summers in Arizona are hot and long, with 100+ temperatures lasting into October. Traffic in the gallery slows down to a trickle between mid-May and mid-October. I consider it a very good sign for the art market, and for the broader economy, that even during our slow season, sales have continued to grow. Looking at this year’s sales, it seems clear that the economic recovery has finally reached the art market, and although sales still aren’t back to pre-2007 levels, they have…
  • Ask a Gallery Owner | Should I include negative or depressing details of my life in my biography?

    Jason Horejs
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’ve been following me for long, you know that I am a huge advocate of the artists’ biography. I feel a well-written, nicely laid-out biography is a powerful tool that will help you build relationships with collectors and to give you credibility. A biography allows a potential customer to become acquainted with your background and get to know you, even if the buyer can’t meet you in person. Often, when I’m discussing biographies, I hear some variation of the question: “Should I include negative or depressing details of my life in my biography?” This is…
  • Getting Attention When Submitting to Galleries | Ask a Gallery Owner

    Jason Horejs
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Thanks to everyone who joined in our podcast yesterday – great discussion and great questions. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the broadcast live, the recording is available on YouTube. As usual, we ran out of time before we ran out of  conversation or questions, so I thought I would take a stab at answering some of the questions that were submitted but unanswered during the broadcast. The first comes from Justin S. I am looking to submit to mid to high end galleries but want to make sure I do it in a correct way. I have a new art technique that I am using that has been a…
  • Ask a Gallery Owner | Should I Use a Pseudonym?

    Jason Horejs
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I recently received the following question from an artist: I was wondering if I could get your opinion on having an artist name. Do you think it’s a bad business move to give yourself an artist name? If when you may concerned or want to protect your private life from your business life would that be a sufficient reason to have an artist name? I was wondering what your thoughts were? –Victoria Many artists have asked  variations of this same question. I’ve worked with artists who use their real names, along with a number of artists who have adopted pseudonyms. It’s…
  • 7 Ways Art Galleries Can Help You Build a Successful Career

    Jason Horejs
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Over the last several years, there’s been a growing sense among some artists that art galleries may be waning – that the business model may not work anymore. The internet and large art shows and festivals have provided artists new opportunities to display and sell their artwork directly to collectors. The tools and opportunities to build a successful art business have never been more accessible. While I agree that the market is changing, and I believe that artists should pursue every opportunity to find new ways to market their work, I would like to share a few signs that art…
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • A Hair Miracle: Angels In A Bottle

    alli woods frederick
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
        There are two things I think we all know about me by now: 1)  I am not easily impressed with products and their claims and 2)  My hair is one of my greatest blessings and one of my greatest frustrations.   (ME WITH MY COPPER LOCKS AND UNIQUE FASHION SENSE – AGE THREE)   I love my locks.  I’ve been known for them since I popped out of the womb. “…You mean that girl with the gorgeous red curly hair?”  Yup.  That’s me.  And when you’re known for your hair it naturally becomes something in which you take pride.  You take care of it and give it lovin’…
  • The Same 7 With Miss Angie of My So-Called Chaos

    alli woods frederick
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
        IN case you haven’t met the fabulous Miss Angie from Kisses & Chaos’ newest sponsor, My So-Called Chaos, then please allow me the pleasure.  She is a powerhouse of awesomeness which is on display at her adorable blog, the aforementioned My So-Called Chaos.  A woman after my own heart, not only did she do a complete all-things-pumpkin post (we all know I’m a total pumpkin junkie) but she also sent me a photo of her with Xander from Buffy The Vampire Slayer (jealous! *swoon*).  How do you not love her? So, needless to say, I am pleased as punch to feature her in this…
  • Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    alli woods frederick
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
          Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves –And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no hasteAnd I had put awayMy labor and my leisure too,For His Civility – We passed the School, where Children stroveAt Recess – in the Ring –  We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –  We passed the Setting Sun – Or rather – He passed us – The Dews drew quivering and chill – For only Gossamer, my Gown – My Tippet – only Tulle – We paused before a House that seemedA Swelling of the Ground –…
  • Still Alive And Kicking

    alli woods frederick
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
        Holy guacamole, have things been crazy here.  But they’ve been good/fun crazy which is a welcome change of pace from the oogy chaos crazy of the past few months.  I know I’ve been scarce as of late but I’m…   STILL ALIVE AND KICKING   I’ve been busy bebopping around some of my favorite parts of the South having fun, visiting old friends and making a few new (and awesome) ones and am finally home, which is both a relief and a heartbreak (isn’t that always the way with traveling). We have a TON of catching up to do and I have oddles and oodles of photos to…
  • The Mystery Of The Disappearing Pictures

    alli woods frederick
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
          A strange thing has been occurring here.  Pictures are disappearing from Kisses & Chaos.  So are posts.  At least I think they’re disappearing.  I can’t be one hundred percent sure.  I feel fairly confident that I posted them…I’m damn near certain…but because of the upheaval that went on with Mischa’s health and various others bits and bobs, I can’t be certain that I did, in fact, post them. My host migrated all my stuff onto new servers in late summer and since then things seem to be slightly awry here.  It is just as likely that some posts were…
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    Visual News

  • This Incredible Dad Creates Halloween Costumes for His Wheelchair Bound Son

    Benjamin Starr
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    This Colorado stepdad is a real champ. For the last 3 years he’s been creating fantastic costumes for his wheelchair bound stepson, who’s now 6 years old. Each costume took around 15-30 hours to complete using just cardboard, duct tape and spray paint. The first year he was a pirate with an amazing ship.   That project went so well, he was a firetruck the next year: “He is nonverbal and unable to communicate at this time,” the awesome dad told Reddit. “He smiles and laughs a lot, we have a good idea what books, stories, movies, cartoons etc he is in to. We are always…
  • Adorable Anamorphic Chalk Creatures Make The Streets of Ann Arbor More Playful

    Paul Caridad
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    For the past 13 years, street artist and illustrator David Zinn has been making his neighborhood a little bit brighter with temporary art. His whimsical chalk art uses the sidewalk, brick buildings, and cement walls as canvases for his little creatures to come to life. Although there is only one angle that reveals the 3D nature of his characters, the people of Ann Arbor are often rewarded for looking down at the ground. His characters include fish, mice, monsters, a flying pig named Philomena, and a green alien named Sluggo, who boasts 3,409 fans on Facebook. See Also Ricardo Solis Shows How…
  • “Let’s Put Pumpkin in Everything!” The Numbers Behind The Pumpkin Foods We Love and Hate

    Benjamin Starr
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The saying might not be “as American as ‘pumpkin pie’ ,” but it might as well be. With autumn comes the wafting scent of the famous desert, along with a growing cornucopia of pumpkin based creations, from sweet treats to alcoholic drinks. Not everything is making our mouths water, however. Microsoft Social Listening went to work, finding out what people loved and loathed, and what was getting discussed the most online this season. The numbers Microsoft uncovered are more than a little surprising. For one – stop making pumpkin cookies. That’s the word on the net, where…
  • A Meditation on Balance: New Stone Work from Michael Grab

    Benjamin Starr
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    It takes a love of nature, a lot of patience, and very steady hands to create work like Michael Grab’s balanced stones. The Boulder Colorado-based artist (covered previously) spends long meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and placing them at seemingly impossible rest atop their pointed end. Captured in exceptional photographs, his work contains that rare and poetic balance between stillness and motion. Although his website is called Gravity Glue, Grab assures his fans that the only adhesives used in his works are the gravity kind. On his Facebook page he explains…
  • What it’s Like to Spend 10 Hours Walking in NYC as a Woman

    Benjamin Starr
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    To truly understand someone, they say you need to “walk a mile in their shoes.” This shocking video certainly does that, bringing home the situation for women just about anywhere in Manhattan. Shoshana Roberts recently spent 10 hours walking the streets of NYC, being secretly filmed by Rob Bliss. The level of street harassment she endures is truly eye opening, and sometimes just downright creepy. Filmed with a concealed GoPro worn by Bliss, Shoshana was harassed over 100 times in the 10 hours the duo spent walking in unison. That’s an average of 10 comments an hour or one every 6…
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    Createquity. (-insider)

  • A Healthy Arts Ecosystem

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • Introducing the New Createquity

    Ian David Moss
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
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  • The Impact of Museum Field Trips on Students

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
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  • Improving Access: New York’s Municipal ID Cards (and other September stories)

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Rachael Wren: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Scott Robinson visits the studio of painter Rachael Wren. Wren comments: "I have always liked the idea that in painting you can make space visible. It’s something that you just move through without thinking about in real life, but in painting, it can be an actual thing. It is a color. It is a feeling. I think of the space in my paintings as a tangible presence, as real of a thing as an object... My experience of nature is usually what makes me want to paint. Specific moments outdoors will spark something that I want to explore in paint. Sometimes that initial inspiration carries…
  • Abstract Critical: Round-up

    Brett Baker
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Sam Cornish, editor of Abstract Critical, the UK based website dedicated to abstract painting and sculpture, recently posted that the site will stop publication. This is sad news to anyone interested in abstract painting and sculpture. Since January 2011 the site has published thoughtful, long-form reviews, opinion pieces, and videos. While quality content is crucial to the success of any site, a regular publishing cadence is also important. Abstract Critical had both, a fact which made me and many others regular visitors. While commenting has been integral to blogs since their inception,…
  • Anselm Kiefer @ the Royal Academy

    Brett Baker
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    John-Paul Stonard reviews Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy, London, on view through December 14, 2014. Stonard writes: "Kiefer is one of the few living artists who can work convincingly on a truly monumental scale, creating vast works that seem not merely to take up, but to activate the space around them. This is particularly true of his paintings based on fascist architecture." Stonrd concludes that "it isn’t his subject matter, or even its poetic transformation, that makes Kiefer’s work so beguiling, particularly when compared with that of artists such as Beuys…
  • Shara Hughes: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Jonathan Chapline and Lorraine Nam visit the studio of painter Shara Hughes. Hughes comments: "The imagery is all based on what is happening in my life, but I never know where it’s going to go when I start. I start very abstractly with some kind of wash background and begin to pull out shapes formally. The painting begins to take a life of it’s own and eventually some kind of story comes out of where it’s going and pulls it down to a solid idea. This may not happen until the middle or end of the painting. Some times I’ll have a title in mind when I start the…
  • Milton Resnick: Allegory & Insignia

    Brett Baker
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Alan Pocaro reviews Milton Resnick: Allegory & Insignia at Mana Contemporary Chicago, on view through December 26, 2014. "Despite the best efforts of our materialist society to rid the world of anything that can’t be quantified, measured and easily referenced, the belief that signs, symbols and images possess a special kind of power is still pervasive. Resnick’s paintings are suffused with this otherworldly magnetism, and nowhere is it more visible than in his many late works-on-paper... The crosses and ‘X’s that dominate these untitled and frenetic…
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    Ululating Undulating Ungulate

  • A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

    Deanna Dahlsad
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J… Source: If you find this inspiring, I’ve also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk […]
  • The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

    Deanna Dahlsad
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they’ve reached over 30,000 unique visitors and 227,000 page views — and climbing. Part of their success lies in the fact that they have undertaken an extensive marketing campaign in UK […]
  • Unusual Pin-Up Photography

    Deanna Dahlsad
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The following cheeky pinup photos were taken by Australian photographer Wallyir. I am utterly fascinated and inspired by these photographs made by posing simple wooden artist mannequins, model toys, and other every day objects. Each photos is mesmerizing — and together, the series definitely tells a story! It seems the photos were taken in 2010 […]
  • Film Cameras On Sale

    Deanna Dahlsad
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Hubby has been listing a number of classic film cameras for auction on eBay. (For some of us, it is easier to call film cameras “classics” that to face the hard fact that film cameras are “vintage”… Source:
  • Why Humans Make Art With Dead Animals

    Deanna Dahlsad
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Listen to Episode 111 of Slate’s The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Today on The Gist, we explore the uncanny valley of rogue taxidermy. Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art, explains why an American BioArt trend is taking hold. Plus, Mike Tipping, of The Tipping Point… Source:
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • Done and Done: "I Made That. And It Is Good!"

    Kesha Bruce
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    It has arrived.The magic moment that comes after months and months of work, where you stand back, look at what you’ve made and say to yourself. “Hot damn! I made that. And it is good!”Livol, 2014. Mixed Media on Canvas. 63 x 48  inches. (160 x 120 cm.)All of the paintings for my December exhibitions at Morton Fine Art and AQUA Art Miami are done. Every painting has been titled, signed, photographed, and varnished. There is nothing left to do….except drink champagne.If you need me this weekend, you’ll have to come to Paris and find me at FIAC. Now that I’m done…
  • 4 New Guardians Have Arrived!

    Kesha Bruce
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Once again I’ve jumped continents for another cross-country US summer trip that blends the perfect amounts of both work and relaxation.  Hangin’ out and talking shop with Seattle artist Beth Gahanon a personalized tour of her site-specific installation pieces created for Bellwether 2014 Public Art Program.But before I jumped on my flight from Paris to Seattle I managed to make two shipments of brand new paintings from The Guardians to my gallery, Morton Fine Art, in Washington DC. I just finished these new paintings a month ago so they’ve never been exhibited, and they…
  • March Studio Sneak Peek.

    Kesha Bruce
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:24 am
    Technically I'm still on my annual blog hiatus, but I thought I'd stop by to share a sneak peek into my studio.I have about 15 canvases, in various stages of completion, strewn about my studio space.My work table and studio floor are a jumble of coffee cups, water bottles, sharpie markers, hair ties, nail clippers, rubber bands, half-filled wine glasses, and dirty work clothes.  To say the least, magic is happening!To be continued...BIG Love, 
  • That's a Wrap. See you in the Spring!

    Kesha Bruce
    26 Dec 2013 | 11:30 pm
    Attendance at 20+ International Art Fairs.14 artworks acquired by the Smithsonian.12 new paintings shipped across the Atlantic.An entire month as an Artist-in-Residence at the CAMAC foundation in France.4 works on view at AQUA Art Miami Art Fair.A packed schedule of events and during Art Basel Miami Beach.And last but certainly not least, a wildly successful exhibition at Morton Fine Art. To say the least, 2013 was a great year. But now I’m ready to reward myself with some much needed time off.  My gift to myself: A 2-month blog hiatus so I can rest and re-energize.But before I…
  • A Bit of Love + Pics from the Opening of The Guardians.

    Kesha Bruce
    19 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    At this moment I'm feeling incredibly grateful to all of the friends, family, and collectors who came out to Morton Fine Art last week to see The Guardians.Thank you to everyone who ventured out in the less than ideal weather conditions to see this work.  It was my pleasure to share it with you.Thank you for all of your thoughts, comments, and truly insightful questions during my artist talk.I can hardly wait to see you all again.BIG Love, 
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Pienza Light

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Pienza Light8 x 10 Oil Painting$300A second in the series about sunlight. This scene was in Pienza, Italy. I was attracted by the sunlight on the plants and the patterns of light and shadow created by the distinctive architecture.
  • Pienza Balcony

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Pienza Balcony9 x 12 Oil Painting$425  I've culled down over 1300 photo's from my recent trip to Italy and I've selected some favorites to begin a new series. Probably no surprise, I love scenes that depict light and shadow and love plants with flowers that add a pop of color agains all the neutral stonework typical in Italian architecture.This scene is from a charming little town Pienza.
  • Hydrangeas in White

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Hydrangeas in White20 x20 oil paintingBy Pat FiorelloLatest oil painting,fresh off the easel.
  • French Whites

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    French Whites12 x 16 Oil Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvasby Pat Fiorello$650 Saturday was my first day back in the studio after my 2 weeks in Italy.  Had left a photo of these flowers (set up outdoors while on a past trip to France)  on my easel as the first inspiration for when I got back.  Put on some finishing touches today. Ready to get on to painting some of the new inspiration from Italy soon.
  • Italy - A Painter's Paradise

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Why do so many people dream of traveling to Italy? In fact, with over 47 million visitors in 2013 Italy was ranked one of the top 5 in world tourist rankings by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as part of their World Tourism Barometer publication.And this fascination with Italy is not new. From about 1660’s thru 1840, Italy was part of a traditional trip in Europe called the Grand Tour. It was an educational rite of passage for nobility and the wealthy to visit Italy to expand their horizons in terms of art, culture and the roots of Western…
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    Free Spirit Gallery Blog

  • New Native American Calendars For 2015 Released

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Native American Calendars For 2015 Free Spirit Gallery has made our favourite selections of the new Native American themed calendars for 2015 available at our partner and the new selection is wonderful.  If you missed it, we also selected our favourites for the new Inuit art plus Arctic themed calendars for 2015 as well. The Native American themes include various images of native people as well as pow wow celebrations and native dance which are all quite moving and powerful.  We have reproduced all of these selections for you here below.  You just have to simply click on each…
  • New 2015 Inuit Art Calendars Plus Arctic Themes Released

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Inuit Art Calendars For 2015 Released The new 2015 calendars featuring Inuit art along with other various Arctic themes including Alaska, Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights have been released.  Each year, Free Spirit Gallery selects the best and displays them at our website. We have them featured right here as well where you can simply click on each one for further details as you will be taken to our partner where they are stocked.   – — — — — —
  • Indian Elephant Carving

    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

    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

    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.
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    Hella Heaven

  • Brazilian Elections 2014! Dilma Rousseff is reelected

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Dilma Rousseff reelected. I'm too emotional to say anything. I'll do it later. Democracy, Brazilian sovereignty and Latin America wins with her.
  • Brazilian Presidential Elections 2014: Brazil under CIA Pressure by Nil Nikandrov

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Brazil under CIA Pressure Nil NIKANDROV 21.10.2014 00:00 Strategic Culture Foundation Over two thousand Brazilian political activists, intellectuals, people of art and culture signed a manifest on October 26 highlighting the hostile actions of Washington aimed at prevention of Dilma Rousseff election victory. The document is posted to social nets. It says the coming to power of Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira - PSDB), who serves the interests of tycoons, will inflict irreparable damage to the country and take away all the snags on…
  • Lindsay Lohan supporting Brazilian candidate Aécio Neves? Is she addicted to cocaine?

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Lindsay Lohan My Presidential Candidate Has a Chopper Filled with Coke! 10/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF Lindsay Lohan says she has a good reason for supporting a presidential candidate in Brazil ... she says her "Brazilian contacts" like the guy -- a guy whose company owned a chopper filled with tons of coke. Lindsay tweeted, "I support @aecioNeves, for presidential candidature.  His platform brings positive changes in Brazil." Lindsay took a beating for getting involved in anyone's politics for obvious reasons.  But a source connected with LiLo tells TMZ, she's supporting the…
  • Palestinian girl demands Israeli soldiers to leave

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Post by ‎قناة الجزيرة مباشر - Aljazeera Mubasher Channel‎. Just watch!
  • Brazilian president candidate Aécio Neves tied with drug scandal

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Post by Silvio H. Imafuku. This is one of the numerous crimes committed by Aécio Neves the candidate that is supported by Washington and George Soros. This is another coup that Brazil will suffer in case Aécio Neves is elected. The mainstream media is covering up all his crimes and inventing fictitious data about Dilma Rousself's government. Update: The video was published in Telesurf where there is an article with more details.
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    Creative Web Biz

  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    After publishing my last post (How To Make $252,000 PerYear As Artist), I got an email from one of my dear subscribers. This was her question: “Dear Yamile! Thank you very much for this interesting proposal, which I would love to join! BUT a serious question, how shall I pay you USD 333,- when I am an starving artist? Thank you for your answer.” She is referring to my course The Art Of Selling Art Online which I linked to from the above mentioned post. So I asked 10 of my successful artist clients and friends how they earned their first $1000 with their creative craft. Read…
  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Have you ever heard of the 1000 true fans theory? No? Well, let me explain it to you: Kevin Kelly wrote an article on his blog in which he describes a simple business model for artists: “A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, video maker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe…
  • 7 Steps From Starving Artist To Creative Entrepreneur

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    photo credit: SCFiasco via photopin cc The other day I was interviewed by my friend Mitch for his Pencil Kings Podcast. When I introduced myself as a business coach for artists, he paused, thought about that for a second and then told me the following story: When he was 17 and had just found his identity as an artist, he wanted nothing to do with ‘business’. He would even buy Nike shirts and then carefully remove the stitched-on logo and find other ways to boycott ‘the enemy’. He suggested that a lot of artists associate the term business with big corporations,…
  • How To Use The Power Of Creativity To Build Your Art Biz In 30 Days

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Remember how we talked about the REAL reason why you will never make a living with your art? And how we need to reclaim our power and use the resources we already have in abundance to build our biz? Well, your main resource as an artist is your creativity. You use it to express yourself in your medium of choice every day. Now here is where it get’s interesting, so listen closely! You can take that same creative power you use to make art and apply it to build your creative web biz. Creating a business is really just like creating a piece of art. I’ll show you how to do it in a…
  • Why You Will Never Make A Living With Your Art

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I’m a business coach for artists who teaches them how to sell their creative work online. Oftentimes my conversation partner will ask me why I chose to specifically work with artists. The question usually stems from the underlying assumption that artists are a lost cause because they are generally poor and not interested in money. “Isn’t art supposed to be about making the soul grow and not about making a living with it?” Honestly, it makes me sad to see how prevalent the starving artist myth is in our…
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Atelier art classes

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    So I've been doing some traditional art classes here. Starting at the top are my most recent exercises, and then progressing towards the bottom are the earliest. The first image is a cast drawing still in progress.
  • The Very Cross Bun cover art

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    With the cover illustration done, it's now time to hand the baton over to the designer. I didn't expect it to be such a long road to this point. I can still remember the day Jennifer proposed a series of 'fractured fairy-tales' to me on the drive to a children's literature festival.The agreement with the publisher is pretty open ended, which has meant doing without the sometimes helpful threat of a deadline. My perfectionism was left to run wild. And then as jobs, other projects, and life inevitably interrupted, it turned into a stop-start affair. In the end, I managed to resurrect my…
  • 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.
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  • Art on Display and In Print. In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi in San Diego

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Kay Sekimachi, paper tower, photo by Tom Grotta Pistashio Bowl by Bob Stocksdale, photo by Tom Grotta In the Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, presents an inspiring, retrospective view of work by two of America’s foremost pioneers in wood and textile art. Kay Sekimachi (1926-) and Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) married in 1972. Seen together, their 50 years of work has a true poetic resonance. Hailed as a father of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale revitalized the craft of lathe-turned bowls, beginning in the 1950s. In his…
  • Don’t Miss: Anne Wilson’s Performances and Thread Lines at The Drawing Center in New York

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Anne Wilson’s In Situ Performance at the Drawing Center, photo by Tom Grotta We watched one of the Anne Wilson’s mesmerizing weaving in situ performances at The Drawing Center on Thursday. Titled To Cross (Walking New York), the performance was conceived when Ms. Wilson discovered that The Drawing Center’s SoHo building was originally built in 1866 for the Positive Motion Loom Company. In it, the artist uses the main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. Four participants walk around the 12-foot columns, carrying a spool of thread to form a standard weaving cross (a…
  • At Long Last Love: Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present Opens at ICA, Boston

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Fiber: Sculpture 1960 — present opening, photo by Tom Grotta It looks as if 2014 will be the year that contemporary fiber art finally gets the recognition and respect it deserves. For us, it kicked off at the Whitney Biennial in May which gave pride of place to Sheila Hicks’ massive cascade, Pillar of Inquiry/Supple Column. Last month saw the opening of the influential Thread Lines, at The Drawing Center in New York featuring work by 16 artists who sew, stitch and weave. Now at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from…
  • Dispatches: Art and Nature in South Jersey

    28 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Going Solo And Tandem, Selected Works by Marilyn Keating and Debra Sachs We traveled to Southern New Jersey for the opening of Going Solo And Tandem, Selected Works by Marilyn Keating and Debra Sachs at the Stockton College Art Gallery in Galloway, New Jersey, near Atlantic City. The works, created over the last 25 years, feature observations and navigations of the artists’ daily environment. 3 OBLONG BOOKS by Debra Sachs, Going Solo And Tandem, Selected Works by Marilyn Keating and Debra Sachs photo by tom Grotta They reflect the spirit of the artists’ partnership, general…
  • Art Events: Must-See NYC Exhibition Opens at the Drawing Center This Month

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Sheila Hicks, COMPRESSE II, linen, 14″ x 26″, 1967, photo © Tom Grotta Thread Lines opens at New York’s Drawing Center next week on September 19th and runs through December 14th. Blouin ArtInfo declares it one of Fall’s NYC’s “Must-See Shows,” noting, “There’s been a lot of buzz around textile-based artworks lately, with some exemplary pieces making their way into major museum surveys — a great example being Sheila Hicks’s cascading fiber column piece in the last Whitney Biennial.” (Editor’s Note: Not a moment too soon!!) Hicks is one of 16 artists…
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    The Fantasy Art Blog


    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween everybody! Happy Halloween by *ink-pot on deviantART The Pumpkin Dance by *Bloodline-009 on deviantARTThis blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Neverwinter Nights 2 is a fantasy roleplaying game based on the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons and set in the D&D proprietary game world of The Forgotten Realms. Click here for more fantasy art / game art from Neverwinter Nights 2. This blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Neverwinter Nights 2 is a fantasy roleplaying game based on the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons and set in the D&D proprietary game world of The Forgotten Realms. Click here for more fantasy art / game art from Neverwinter Nights 2. This blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Neverwinter Nights 2 is a fantasy roleplaying game based on the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons and set in the D&D proprietary game world of The Forgotten Realms. Click here for more fantasy art / game art from Neverwinter Nights 2. This blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Neverwinter Nights 2 is a fantasy roleplaying game based on the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons and set in the D&D proprietary game world of The Forgotten Realms. Click here for more fantasy art / game art from Neverwinter Nights 2. This blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • Looking In Again

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Hello, if you are still out there!After a pause in writing here it's always hard to come out of hiding again. I think perhaps it's best to slip back in quietly, so here are some early morning photos from a little trip down to England back in early September when everything was still very green.Around the time these pictures were taken I was spending my days painting lots of tiny green leaves in egg tempera, which probably explains the framing of those onion domes I came across while wandering in a wood. Since then, there has hardly been a spare second and I have very much been longing to pick…
  • A Quine Like You

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I'd forgotten to post about this until now, but a few months ago I had a commission to illustrate the story which won the Toulmin Prize literary competition, as in years past (2013, 2012, 2011).At the time of painting this I was just back from studying with an icon painter (more on that sometime soon!), and I think there was definitely some influence lingering from the work I'd been doing on a painting of the Virgin Mary's very linear garments when I started working on this woman's boiler suit. Obviously the two garments look nothing alike, and this illustration is much more relaxed, but…
  • 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…
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

  • Owls and Bats in October

    Dave Mottram
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Been drawing owls and bats this month. I’m staying in line with the Halloween theme.
  • Haunted Mansion Bust and more busts

    Dave Mottram
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion here are some busts I’ve been sketching. These are just quick sketches based on the Mansion busts I remember. The bottom middle is from the Haunted Mansion busts I’ve seen on the web.
  • Monument Valley

    Dave Mottram
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    I was going through some files and came across this little piece I did as a fan of Monument Valley. The game is visually stunning and I made this after playing it the first time.
  • Todd and Copper

    Dave Mottram
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Todd and Copper came up this week for Sketch Dailies. Just some fan art for The Fox and The Hound. Great pals.
  • The Tawny Frogmouth

    Dave Mottram
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This week, I decided to do some sketch studies based on this amazing bird.
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  • Four Years of MoMA Halloween Pumpkins

    Jason Persse
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Maniac Pumpkin Carvers’ Halloween re-creation of Henri Matisse’s Blue Nude sits in the MoMA film lobby For the fourth year running, MoMA visitors who pass through the Museum’s film entrance during the days leading up to Halloween are treated to an iconic modern-art masterpiece—in seasonally appropriate pumpkin form. This year, in celebration of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition, the knife-wielding crazies at Maniac Pumpkin Carvers have “cut out” a beautiful interpretation of Matisse’s Blue Nude. Gourd-geous takes on Edvard Munch’s The…
  • Inside Matisse’s Garden

    Hannah Kim
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Interior spread from Matisse’s Garden. © The Museum of Modern Art. Illustration by Cristina Amodeo. © Cristina Amodeo “One day the artist Henri Matisse cut a small bird from a piece of white paper. It was a simple shape but he liked the way it looked and didn’t want to throw it out. So he pinned it on the wall of his apartment to cover up a stain.” Cover of Matisse’s Garden, published by The Museum of Modern Art Thus begins Matisse’s Garden, the story of an endlessly curious artist who used scissors and painted paper to make something utterly new. Written…
  • Creative Appropriation: The Smallest Move Is Often the Hardest

    Michael Mandiberg
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Saturday, November 22, MoMA presents the one-day studio course Creative Appropriation with Artist Michael Mandiberg. Below, the artist discusses his work and some of the issues around appropriation. Much of my work appropriates other images, text, and objects. Appropriation is a way to experiment with images and objects by shifting the context around them, and reframe their meaning in the process. An image has a certain meaning, given its place in popular culture, the news, etc., but when it is reworked or remixed in an artwork it takes on a new meaning, challenging the exact nature of how…
  • Are You Inspired to Go Beyond the Cut-Out?

    Sarah Kennedy
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Installation view of MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out. Photo: Sarah Kennedy, 2014 There has been a lot of excitement around the opening of the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. The Museum has been teeming with energetic visitors who see it and walk away feeling buoyed and inspired. We anticipated that this would be a common response to the exhibition, so over the past few months, in dialogue with the exhibition curators—Karl Buchberg, Jodi Hauptman, and Samantha Friedman—we have been designing educational programming that can complement a visitor’s experience in the galleries…
  • This Week at MoMA: October 27–November 2

    Carolyn Kelly
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Hopefully you’ve got plenty of spare time this week because MoMA’s schedule is packed. Here’s your to-do list: Winter Sleep. 2014. Turkey. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan • The intimate yet atmospheric films of Turkish director and photographer Nuri Bilge Ceylan are the subject of Filmmaker in Focus: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, a weeklong presentation that begins Wednesday, October 29, with his most recent work, Winter Sleep (2014). Ceylan introduces the film, which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. • Come to the MoMA Design and Book Store (on the…
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    Design For Mankind

  • The Bad Mood

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Oh yesterday. There are two kinds of bad days, for me. The movie kind, like in One Fine Day where just everything is terribly-bad-will-not-stop-going-wrong and you just kind of get through it. You show up late to the meeting in your kids’ dinosaur shirt and duck under a newspaper while the torrential rain pours and you redeem the day with a glass of red wine and start anew tomorrow. I get these kind. I’m good at these kind. It’s survival of the elements; whacking life’s curveballs with a racket left, right, left. You know it’s coming, so you just put on a helmet…
  • Homeschoolish

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been slowly wrapping my head around our education strategy for Bee, and as of right now, we’re leaning heavily toward homeschooling. We happen to live in a really vibrant homeschooling community with co-ops and clubs and newsletters that provide endless resources for parents and kids alike. And because our family places an emphasis on traveling and adventuring together, it seems like a really good natural extension of what we’re already doing. The way we see it, having two parents at home to teach two vastly different perspectives (Ken and I are a true yin/yang) might…
  • Circus Fleas & Forgiveness

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    Raising a kid when both parents work flexible, work-from-home gigs is kind of like sharing a car. You communicate all the time, but about logistics and schedules and routines until one random Tuesday night, you pass each other in the hallway and you’re like, “Hey! How’ve you been?” It’s crazy, but the good kind. The great kind. It’s a tackle football game that leaves you rosy cheeked and heavy lunged – maybe limping and grass-stained – but with a lightness afterward because you know you did something that created energy. On the good days, your…
  • A Place To Rest

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are certain people in our lives that give freely of themselves, offering their time and talents and advice to anyone in need. It’s a rare treat to know these people, and an even rarer treat to have the pleasure to call one of these people a member of your family. My mother-in-law is one of such people. From impromptu dog-sitting to parenting advice to a laundry-folding helping hand, Betsy is – has always been – there when we’re in need. Ken and I are lucky enough to live just two doors down from her – a short walk to a friendly hello, a listening ear, a…
  • My Favorite Convo Starter

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m not a fan of small talk, not in the slightest. I’m just not good at it; I want to dive in – faster, deeper, down into the depths of what makes us all tick. (I know you’re not surprised by this.) So basically, when surrounded by friends or acquaintances or colleagues or family, I like to keep a few intentional conversation starters in my back pocket for when the constant chatter slows to a murmur and the conversation is in dire danger of turning into weather observation territory. I get that this isn’t cool. It’s not effortless (you know how I feel about…
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  • Flyin Munki | Goa

    Shea O'Neill
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    During a recent trip to India I stumbled across the work of Goan street artist, illustrator, and art director, Flyin Munki. Impressed by his bold mural works I tracked him down to talk about life and art in Goa. Where does the name Flyin Munki come from? It’s the name my friends used to call me because of my sense of humor and the fact that I have to keep moving and can never really stay in one place. Also, I used to get high a lot. Does your work have any common themes or messages? I’m still experimenting because the mural scene in Goa is still very raw. Sometimes my work…
  • Liar Ben | Sugar Cane Lady

    Shea O'Neill
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Vietnamese street artist Liar Ben has been in Japan for the past 3 months as a resident artist with his art project Sugar Cane Lady, focused on drawings of the iconic sugar cane lady image fromVietnamese sugar cane juice carts. More from Liar Ben here     
  • If These Walls Could Talk

    Shea O'Neill
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    If These Walls Could Talk is a collection of stories about people who like to paint walls. A series of mini documentaries follow Askew One, Benjamin Work, BMD, Elliot Francis Stewart and Mica Still as they take us into the heart of their creative worlds. Taking a close look at the practice of these artists, the series explores what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process. Produced by Ross Liew and funded by NZ On Air, If These Walls Could Talk is a new platform for  sharing the stories of…
  • Simon Blackfoot | Colombo

    Shea O'Neill
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    On a tropical afternoon heavy in anticipation of a monsoon downpour, I sat down with Alain Parizeau at his seaside apartment in Bambalapitiya, Colombo, to drink tea, and hear the story of Simon Blackfoot’s migration to Sri Lanka. Simon Blackfoot – Mural in Sri Lanka A tale of self discovery with a healthy dose of art, adventure, and magic, Alain’s story starts in Toronto, Canada. As a young artist he co-founded a design studio called Paris Hill. They were successful twenty somethings making shit happen, with a loft space, interns, and a few awards under their belt. However,…
  • Fabien Martorell | CENSORED

    Shea O'Neill
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    CENSORED is an international social, cultural, and artistic photography campaign about image censorship. Hundreds of people from different countries will be confronted to make a choice in front of a medium format camera. They can choose to pose naked or with their clothes on with a weapon, following their own idea of censorship, morality and freedom. [View with PicLens] More on Fabien Martorell here
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    The Main Loop

  • Expectations, Courage, Gratitude, Disappointment

    Sergio Lopez
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    As you can see by the title, this one's going to be a little different than my usual blog posts. I feel like I have more to say than just recapping events. Don't worry, plenty of paintings will be in this post as well.This summer has been a busy one for me. Not only was I working on two major shows for me this year, but I was trying to do a few plein air events at the same time. I had built up in my mind some notions about the outcomes of each show. Not only expectations, but hopes as well. I think it's OK to let imaginations run wild as far as, you know, having sell-out opening nights, new…
  • Vanishing Boundaries

    Sergio Lopez
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I have been working diligently for months on paintings for a show that I consider one to be of the most important shows in my career yet. I will be showing alongside Mia Bergeron for a two-person figurative show in Charleston at the Robert Lange Studios gallery. Mia Bergeron is one of my favorite portrait painters out there right now, so to be able to show alongside her (and maybe steal some of her clientele ;) ) is such a huge deal to me.Since so many people have asked me, I thought I'd give the brief story of how I arrived to gallery. I went out to Charleston a couple of years ago. One of…
  • 2014 Angels Boot Camp with Ray and Peggi Kroll Roberts

    Sergio Lopez
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Last week I got to sit in for a couple of days at the "Angels Boot Camp". What is this, you ask? Should I send my bad kids there to learn discipline? Will I lose weight? While I can't answer those questions, I can tell you that it is a fairly intense 4-day workshop at Ray and Peggi Kroll Roberts' studio in the Sierra Foothills. 4 different days, with 4 different instructors. The heat was intense, but part of the reason is because of all the friction created with the brushes going across the canvases. The main lessons that were being taught were learning to see simple compositions and using…
  • 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…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Cindy Tomczyk

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Cindy Tomczyk of Paper Parasol Press!I especially love her limited edition letterhead state prints! She writes:My map series is inspired by vintage tea towels, souvenir plates, and road trips.The newer mass produced souvenir pieces fall completely short of the products made in the past,so this is my modern take on something I love.All prints are hand-pulled on a vintage Vandercook #3 1955 proof press, which means there may be slight differences between prints. The press is also entirely hand inking with no motor, but still weighs in at 1200lbs. Check out…
  • New Work Wednesday: Ridge

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    My new painting this week is entitled Ridge. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Ridge, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers collage, vintage maps, graphite, acrylic paint, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and metal ephemera on an 8" x 10" stretched canvas. Still having lots of fun combining my StencilGirl map designs into my new paintings!Below are details of the work: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Ridge (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Ridge (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8…
  • Happy Blogoversary!

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    October 25th marked my four-year Blogoversary – four years since I began blogging!Blogging definitely requires time and energy, but you can gain much by doing it with passion and persistence!Below are just some of the benefits I’ve experienced since beginning my blog 4 years ago! Meeting up with Carolyn Dube and Maria McGuire! 1. Connecting with others and becoming a part of a community. I've been fortunate enough to communicate with many other creative people all over the world through blogging. I've also met great friends through the process of…
  • Friday Favorite: Megan Lee

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl Clearsnap Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!This Friday’s featured artist is Megan Lee and her witty State of Mind T'sI think her t-shirt designs are super clever – and she’s created designs for all 50 states! Kentucky I’d love a different state shirt for every day of the week! Seriously! Michigan North Dakota See Megan Lee’s state shirts being modeled on her website at and go shopping at her Etsy shop at! TGIF!Mary
  • New Work Wednesday: Dream

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl Clearsnap Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!My new work this week is entitled Dream. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Dream, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers collage, vintage maps, graphite, acrylic paint and metal ephemera on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas. I also incorporated the vintage typed word dream from my new line of rubber stamps for RubberMoon with my StencilGirl map designs!Below are details of the work: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Dream (detail),…
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    secretly important


    30 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Listening to a Karl Blau album for the first time is unlike listening to any other album for the first time. You can’t simply push play and look for the phatest beat, or the most killer guitar lick, or the obvious narcotic hook, Karl Blau doesn’t write music that rests on the surface, it cuts deep and asks you to go diving. This is not to say that I don’t think Karl Blau’s music is accessible, it absolutely is, Karl should be a household name to certain circles the same way that Mac DeMarco is. What I am saying is that Karl Blau is an honest to god musical genius, and…
  • TIMBRRR! 2015

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    At times I feel like the Northwest is so overloaded with music festivals that it’s hard to keep track of them, just trying to stay on top of every festival that happens is practically a full time job, which is why so many of them fall through the cracks for me, who has that kind of time? But occasionally I’ll see a festival that looks so appealing that I not only make a personal note, but let you know about it as well. Timbrrr! is just that kind of festival. If you follow these sorts of things then you already know that the track record for the good people who put on Timber, s…

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Northwesterners know what they say about us, we know exactly what people hear when they think about music in the Pacific Northwest today. For better or worse people see this organic, flowery, natural, folk music, soft voices, four part harmonies. Yeah, we’ve got that here, we’ve got a lot of that, and we can probably credit that scene with the wonderful resurgence of music we have now, but that’s not all we have, in fact you don’t even have to dig beneath the surface to find narcotic indie pop, some of the nations most unique hip-hop, and one of a kind hard rock.

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    Click to view slideshow. The post BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES: DAY 3 appeared first on secretly important.

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    The one thing that kept running through my mind during Bumbershoot was, “okay, so why is this the best Bumbershoot I’ve attended?” There were plenty of good bands, local bands I was genuinely interested in seeing, but as I sat down to really graph out the lineup it’s not like I was blown away by every single act, as I said earlier, Day two was especially thin. It could be that the lineup and art exhibitions felt particularly relevant this year, or that with just a few minor exceptions it felt like everyone involved in the festival was riding on the current pulse of the…
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    Bollea - Floral Design Gallery

  • Blush cafe au lait bridal bouquet

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    Stunning September bouquet included cafe au lait dahlias, ivory dahlias, blush garden roses, stock, pink majolica spray roses, and eucalyptus berries...
  • Rustic yellow bouquet

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    This rustic yellow bouquet features yellow and ivory garden roses, mums, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, etc. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Vivid summer bridal bouquet

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Vivid summer bouquet of dahlias, hydrangeas, stock, mokara orchids, roses, hypericum and bupleurum. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Fall bridesmaid’s bouquet

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    This seasonal bridesmaid's bouquet features antique hydrangea, roses, hypericum, amaranthus, celosia and more. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Yellow and navy boutonniere

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Beautiful yellow freesia and craspedia boutonniere, finished with a navy ribbon. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Fractured Atlas Book Club: Making Your Life as an Artist

    Nathan Zebedeo
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Nathan ZebedeoIt’s with great pleasure that I share this latest title with you and there are several reasons why. For the first time in book club history, we’re recommending a book that you can access right now for absolutely FREE. Making Your Life as an Artist by Andrew Simonet is available for free download from Artists U, in their own words “a grassroots planning and professional development program run by and for artists” and a great resource that you should check out immediately. If you’ve got the bucks to spare, you might want to buy a physical copy of…
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    by diannedebicellaFractured Atlas is offering four fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in November and early December. If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. We’ll provide a fiscal sponsorship introduction and overview, and talk about the benefits of the program. We’ll also go over the application for the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program, and talk about our…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    by Theresa HubbardStaten Island Arts is accepting proposals for the Department of Cultural Affairs Premier Grants Description: Premier Grants support first-time grantees — both individual Staten Island artists and community arts and cultural organizations — that present art and cultural programming through projects and public presentations. Individual category can include collaborative groups of individuals. Grant request range: $750-$3000. Preference will be given to the Underserved Disciplines for 2015: Literature, 3D installation, new media/digital art/design, and traditional cultural…
  • Project Roundup: Indigenous Peoples Day

    Jason Tseng
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Jason TsengIn honor of Seattle and Minneapolis rehabilitating the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, we at Fractured Atlas wanted to raise up some of our amazing fiscally sponsored projects run by, serving, or about indigenous, native, aboriginal and first nations peoples. Keep Talking Keep Talking - Film Teaser from Ten Trees Productions on Vimeo. According to National Geographic, “One language dies every 14 days.” The endangered Native American language of Kodiak Alutiiq is now spoken fluently by only 33 people. Set in and around beautiful Kodiak, Alaska, this…
  • 6 Tips for Noncash Donations

    Amanda Keating
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    by Amanda KeatingNoncash and in-kind donations are a great way for artists and arts organizations to curb costs and secure the materials needed to make their work happen. The process of obtaining noncash gifts can be a bit tricky to navigate, and while some aspects are quite similar to soliciting monetary donations, there are some challenges and quirks to keep in mind. Here are a few key tips to consider before getting started: Determine what you need: Before soliciting any individuals or local businesses for noncash donations, it’s important to sit down and figure out what goods or…
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    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Good Morning! I am back and ready to dish.As you know - you loyal readers - I did my first out of town art 'trade show' - The Ottawa Art Expo.Let me share my trip with you through photos……it's a long one…so buckle up…..Leaving Toronto with a glint in my eye, a bow tie in my suitcase, all the hope in the world,a car stacked with art, and a pumpkin latte!Husband was my official photographer -- as it is difficult to drive, drink coffee, take photos and pray for good luck - all whilst driving!Driving along the 401 can make a person thirsty.Husband took MANY photos of the water…

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Yes….today I am taking a little time away in Ottawa…You just wait…...when I get back, I will tell you all about my experience in the nation's capital!sadly, this means I won't have a Wonderful Wednesday post for you…...SORRRRRRRY!But to make that up to you….I want to show you these adorable little original paintings…..of course, they may already be sold……;-)"Beefcake", 8" x 6", Acrylic on BoardI love this idiom.I also love this cake imagery - I keep painting it….because it is wonderful!!!!!I added a little beefcake in the background on this one….YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!(This…

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Ok……as you are reading this, dear friend, I am in Ottawa.This is the LAST time I give you the deets on this show……To see some of the other work TRY THIS LINK or THIS LINK OR THIS LINK!!The Ottawa Art Expo opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs fromSATURDAY OCTOBER 25 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 from 10 am to 5pm at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa (Free Parking and Admission)As I keep mentioning…..I have about 20 new pieces of art for this show…..and a bunch of smalls……I have been putting them in themed groups of…

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Here are 5 things I want you to love this week….OH….also….I want to ESPECIALLY thank husband for his continuing contributions to this weekly post (that I evidently do NOT credit him with enough).THANKS DAVID! ;-)1.) There is something hypnotic and stunning about Impossible Bottles…..a series of animated gifs by Berlin based illustrator/animator Rafael Varona….just look at these:See more at more from Rafael at to The Verge for being so cool!)2.) Got some…

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    BLERG!!!!!!!Now it's only 4 sleeps until the Ottawa Art Expo!(are you tired of hearing about this show yet?? ;-)I hope not because here are 3 more of the 20 BRAND NEW painted pieces…Last Friday the 3 pieces I showed you were pig themed…….and I told you about how doing these VERY affordable pieces helps to 'save my bacon' at art shows….as they often sell out…So today's theme is nerd-centric!"Firewall", Acrylic on board, 6" x 6""Firewall" is a sweet little piece. It is also only $50 bones.Yes, FIFTY! Which, let's face it, is CHEAP!!!!!!!!Original and affordable!
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Reboot

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Dance Shadow Drawing, Temple of the Moving Body, 2014, by Fred Hatt After five and a half years, 226 posts, and over 2800 images, with this post I bring Drawing Life to a close. Don’t worry – all the posts will remain online, and at the end of this post I’ll provide the link to a new site where I’ll share my work going forward. I’ve been going through a major transition in my life and it’s time for a kind of rethinking and spring cleaning of all my habits and practices. The images accompanying this post are from an experimental drawing session I did last…
  • Ultra Wide

    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

    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

    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

    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…
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    Ego - AlterEgoEgo - AlterEgo | Ego - AlterEgo

  • Dream travel with Diuna

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 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 “One day a small puppy of Czechoslovakian wolf dog turned out into our life. We called her Diuna (Dune) and decided to take her with us on our journeys, even into most difficult destinations from our dreams. In 2014, we left for our dream travel; this time towards Mongolian Altai. We left Poland on bicycles, reaching Bayan-Olgij after 84 days/5250 km. Diuna accompanied us running by bicycle or riding in a special trailer. We went for two dogtrekkings in Mongolia: towards Tavan…
  • Cut paper sculptures and illustrations by Elsa Mora

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Multimedia artist Elsa Mora was born and raised in Cuba before moving to the U.S. in 2001. Mora now lives and works in Los Angeles where she creates beautiful cut paper sculptures, illustrations and other visual curiosities with nothing but paper and glue. Elsa Mora: website / shop / facebook Via: The post Cut paper sculptures and illustrations by Elsa Mora appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Ashes to Diamonds, fascinating and unexpected approach by Algordanza

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed; They will compress and super-heat your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished. It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite. That graphite is then heated to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subjected to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square…
  • Fantasticherie Poster Art by Gianluca Maruotti

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:15 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 This is my poster art for the italian movie ‘Fantasticherie di un passeggiatore solitario’ directed by Paolo Gaudio. Gianluca Maruotti is a freelance illustrator, puppet maker and stop motion animator/director based in Rome, Italy. He makes animated videos for cinema, TV and musicians, as well as editorial illustrations and picture books, mainly using plasticine. Gianluca Maruotti: behance The post Fantasticherie Poster Art by Gianluca Maruotti appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Elmira, photography by Emily Soto

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:11 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 Elmira | Stylist French Vendette | Makeup/Hair Malika Belfor | Designer Andrea Lucchese Website: | Photoshop Actions: | Instagram: | Workshops: Each image captured by Emily Soto emanates with her distinct visionary and romantic style characterized by a perennial stream of emotively captivating, artistically adept, visual pieces. Based in New York City, Soto is one of the top names requested by fashion editors for her unique…
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  • Get Moving With a Motion Graphics Designer Career

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in San Francisco

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Despite being one of the most populous cities in the country, San Francisco actually doesn’t have as robust a higher education landscape as most cities its size. It makes up for that with a bustling art landscape which is supplemented by noteworthy art educators in the area that help aspiring artists find careers in art. We continue our city-to-city adventure of highlighting 15 noteworthy professors in the area. Fifteen professors is definitely not enough to highlight, but in the interest of keeping the article short(ish), we capped the list at 15. This list isn’t meant to be…
  • Create a 3D Modeling Career

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • 15 Notable Art Professors in New York City

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    We continue our city-to-city quest to find noteworthy art educators helping aspiring artists find careers in art by highlighting 15 noteworthy professors working at universities in the biggest city in the entire world — New York City. New York City is not only an art mecca, it is also an education mecca, which made our jobs easy because there were so many excellent professors to choose from. Alas, we can only pick 15 although we readily admit that number falls woefully short of the number of professors who work in the city and deserve recognition. From prestigious traditional…
  • Top 15 Art Apps for the Aspiring Artists in 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Nearly two years ago, we highlighted 15 art apps 2012, that should be on the radar of every artist or person interested art. Two years later, everyone still uses a smartphone but the applications available for that smartphone have grown exponentially. Most of the apps that we initially looked at are not only still around, but still awesome apps for artists to be using. But we figured it was time to update our list for 2014 and let you know about some of the new apps that have received acclaim and applause.As with all of our lists, this is not meant to be comprehensive nor was it put in any…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • A Real Apple Store celebrates London’s 1000 year old @BoroughMarket

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    The world famous Borough Market in London is 1000 years old this year. To celebrate, the market’s annual Apple Day had a make-over this year as it transformed its traditional apple display into a shiny, white modern setting – the first ‘real’ apple store. To celebrate the launch of the seasonal harvest and to remind shoppers of […]
  • This weekend – The London to Brighton Veteran Car run includes steam engines!

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    It’s time to put the spanners down and for the fettling to stop: the world’s longest running motoring event is about to begin. On Sunday (2 November) 440 veteran cars will line up in Hyde Park ready to tackle the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. As tradition dictates, the first car will set off […]
  • Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman – Can philosophy help us grow up?

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    …old age is a state that awaits us all. If we’re lucky. Susan Neiman’s new book Why Grow Up? is a riposte to what she calls ‘the very widespread view that the best time of one’s life is the decade between sixteen and twenty-six’. Luckily when I was sixteen I didn’t realise that was supposed […]
  • Photo exhibition in a tram for Minsk Photo Month #Belarus

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    A moving photography exhibition has opened in Minsk, organised by the Museum of Modern Fine Art and the Center of Modern Art. Work by Sergey and Dmitry Brushko is being shown in a Minsk tram on route #1. To get to the exhibition, one has only to take a ride in the tram–car #118 moving […]
  • Top marks for the National Gallery’s new show: Rembrandt – The Late Works

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    ‘Do you think he was slightly bonkers,’ someone asked in the first room of the new Rembrandt show at the National Gallery, where the visitor is surrounded by Rembrandt self-portraits staring out from his self-imposed gloom. No, not bonkers, but obsessed, desperate to set down in oil what he could see in the mirror. Unlike […]
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    Curbs and Stoops

  • Hello world!

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • The Bard Music Festival at 25: Franz Schubert and his World

    Michael Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    My leading thought goes against much of what the Bard Music Festival and my own values, for that matter, stand for. And just read Keith Francis' provocative series, The Great Composers?, the latest installment of which has just been published. I've missed only one Bard Festival since 2006, and I've heard great music by Elgar, Prokofiev, and Sibelius. And, well, Saint-Saëns was too gifted to be great, and that really didn't interest him in any... 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 98: No Amontillado, just Ale

    Keith Kibler
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The much-maligned poetry of Edgar Allan Poe still bristles with excitement when one hears it. High and mighty Emerson called it a bunch of "jingles." The musical reference is appropriate. A poem like "Annabelle Lee" is basically a sound event. The sonic Poe I have in my imagination was revered by the French, Baudelaire in particular, as much as he was reviled by the Americans. He belongs somewhere in between. I'm thinking of the compulsive... 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 Treasurable Account of Poe’s Last Hours from the Berkshire Theatre Group, with David Adkins and Kate Maguire, Closing 10/26

    Michael Miller
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    You can't really blame the Berkshire Theatre Group for billing Eric Hill's splendid entertainment, POE, as a Hallowe'en show. As the holiday approaches, Poe's chilling stories and poems are rolled out in all the many forms they have assumed since their assimilation into two great cultural phenomena, American Literature and American Pop Culture, over the decades since their publication. In fact, however, POE, which most immediately revolves... 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 97: It’s Hot Outside—Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Clicks at Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington

    Keith Kibler
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an obsessive work which makes wildly different demands on its actors. Renata Eastlick as Maggie starts us off which what amounts to a twenty-five to thirty-minute monologue. She did this superbly. It was just overbearing enough. Listening to her was the excellent Loren Dunn who played her husband Brick, and he has scarcely ten lines in the play. Often he is reduced to single syllables. The post A Singer’s Notes... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Lucy Bardo and Hilda Banks Shapiro to play Romantic Music at Simon’s Rock, October 5, 3:00 pm

    Larry Wallach
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Many of you know that my esteemed colleague Lucy Bardo is one of the first and best American viola da gamba players through her work with such prestigious and pioneering ensembles as the NY Consort of Viols and Calliope and her concertizing here and abroad. Her long career has paralleled the growing awareness of and love for the instrument among the public in the United States over the past half-century or so. I have enjoyed the privilege of... 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

  • Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell, by the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York (Michael Miller)
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    There seemed something symbolic in the front doors and lobby of the DR2 Theatre, temporary home of the Irish Repertory Theatre. As one walks in off the street, one finds a shallow vestibule followed by another shallow space occupied by the ticket office and the concession stand, liberally stocked with alcohol, as it should be in an Irish theater, after two or three steps, a small waiting room, then down a short black corridor into the auditorium. I don't think I've had quite that sense of openness and accessibility before in entering a theater. Irish theater is everywhere, and, apart from…
  • Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 (Michael Miller)
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    This important exhibition of Edward Steichen's fashion and celebrity photography for Condé Nast, which will close soon in Toronto and continue on to Fort Lauderdale and Kansas City, emerged from an earlier, ambitious survey of his entire career, Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography, also organized by Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography and the Musée de Élysée. While researching that exhibition, the curators, William Ewing and Todd Brandow, discovered two thousand vintage prints from Steichen's years at Vogue and Vanity Fair in the Condé Nast Archive, where they were catalogued…
  • Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (Michael Miller)
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    When The Who named their landmark 1979 album The Kids Are Alright, it was an anthem of baby boomer self-confidence. Boomers were more than all right—they knew without being told that they would one day be in charge of everything. Great expectations formed a generational bond going back to the cradle. As applied to the insecure Gen X adults who populate Richard Linklater's widely acclaimed but elusive film Boyhood, the album would be called "Are the kids alright? How the fuck should I know? I can barely run my own life." Born between the early Sixties and early Eighties, Gen Xers shunned…
  • Judith Schaechter: Dark Matter (Michael Miller)
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We are mesmerized. The polished sheen of the glass radiates colors as intensely as jewels. A myriad of forms in kaleidoscopic transformation suggest at once flowers, sea urchins, snowflakes, or bacteria. Crystalline circles like flowers or alabaster Easter eggs multiply in extravagant exuberance. Tree branches, undulating snakes (or are they veins?) spread across the profusion. The post Judith Schaechter: Dark Matter appeared first on New York Arts.
  • On the Town – How To Do It Right (Michael Miller)
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    On The Town, Leonard Bernstein’s first musical, opened on Broadway on December 28, 1944, during WWII. The show began then and now with the Star Spangled Banner to honor country and the armed forces. The post On the Town – How To Do It Right appeared first on New York Arts.
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • The Poetry of Color: Anna Rita Alatan / a Solo Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    A feeling of magic is about to sweep over Agora Gallery. It’s source? The work of the talented ARA, whose solo exhibition ‘The Poetry of Color’ will be opening at the gallery on November 4 and continuing until November 25, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, November 6. If you’re looking for a new and enchanting form of escapism, or for art that unites energy and delicacy, you won’t want to miss this event! ARA, Red… Once More Red ARA, whose full name is Anna Rita Alatan, was born and raised in Rome, and initially felt drawn to fashion as a way of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Art News From Around The World: US art landscapes are in danger of disappearing due to decay or development – including right here in NYC. Complement rather than competition? Toronto has two art fairs on, at the same time. It looks like DIA’s art might be safe – thanks to an 11th hour settlement. The Picasso Museum is ready to reopen, and if its problems aren’t over, at least its artwork is still relevant. Artists in Sweden are supposed to receive money for exhibitions – but a lot of galleries aren’t paying up. Popular Stories From The Week: The changing…
  • Freshen Up – Try Experimenting!

    Karin Maraney
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Have you ever experienced the feeling of being stuck in a rut, artistically speaking? If you’re comfortable with and proud of your skills – but somehow they don’t seem to be opening new vistas for you in the way that they once did, or you’re feeling frustrated by your inability to break through the communicative wall in your work, then you’re not alone. One of the best ways to get over this creative block is to experiment with new methods and materials. Whether you end up using them in your daily work or not, the experience will reignite your enthusiasm and give you…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Art News From Around the World: China arrests artists planning pro-democracy demonstrations. Are popular art fairs becoming like ‘Ikea for millionaires‘? Younger and mid-career artists do well at auction – though blue-chip artists are less successful than expected. Bloomberg Foundation offers cities up to $1 million each for public art. Turkey had a biennial planned near the Syrian boarder. Due to IS, that won’t be happening. Popular Stories From the Week: Interesting perspective – one photographer on why he wishes he could paint. “Sketching with a bandsaw”…
  • Reception Review: October 16, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The assistant and translator of Zhang Baohua describes his technique. It was an extraordinarily exciting week for the staff and the artists represented by Agora Gallery, as we opened the doors to our new street-level gallery, inaugurating the space with a reception for the renowned Chinese painter Zhang Baohua. The artist paints without a brush, using only his palms and fingers to lay ink on rice paper. In the collective space on the second floor, we are happy to present the work of three group shows, Modalities of Expression, Divergent Realities, and Beyond Borders: An Exhibition of Fine Art…
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    Blanton Blog

  • Haunted by History: The Context of Raimondi’s Witch

    Blanton Museum
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Around Halloween, thoughts turn to jack-o-lanterns, costumes, trick-or-treating, and lighthearted frights. Originally, the holiday marked crossings and connections. It was a transition between the autumnal harvest and the desolate winter months to come, and also marked a proximity to the … Continue reading →
  • B scene: Exquisite Corpse

    Blanton Museum
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Here at the Blanton, we’re so excited about Halloween that we decided to start the celebration a week early! On Friday, October 24, join us for B scene: Exquisite Corpse. We’ll be celebrating the mind-bending world of the exquisite corpse and … Continue reading →
  • Art21 Screening: Legacy

    Blanton Museum
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    On October 30 from 5-8 p.m., the Blanton is pleased to host a special evening of public events including an early screening of “Legacy,” an episode of PBS’s primetime Art21 series, Art in the Twenty-First Century. This Peabody-award winning series showcases some … Continue reading →
  • The Art of Snapchat

    Blanton Museum
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Working in social media is a pretty awesome job. As the Blanton’s Digital Communications Coordinator, it’s my responsibility to oversee all of our online social media profiles including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and more. In August, we decided to … Continue reading →
  • Kinetic and Optical Art in La línea continua

    Blanton Museum
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    “Movement is a spark of life that makes art human and truly realistic. An artwork endowed with never-repetitive kinetic rhythm is one of freest things one can imagine.” – Pontus Hultén, leaflet for the 1955 Le mouvement exhibition in Paris … Continue reading →
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  • Why NanoWriMo is a waste of time (unless you do it like this)

    Derek Murphy
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month?) Great!It’s a fun and challenging opportunity to be part of  a huge community of writers learning how to complete 50,000 words in one month.If you’re stuck, or can’t seem to finish anything, or always put off writing your book, it’s a great experience. However, what most people get out if it is the confidence that they can actually write that fast… and a really crummy first draft that is impossible to edit into an actual book.So here’s my tip: if you’re going to write 50,000 words, why not also…
  • Publishing secrets of bestselling authors

    Derek Murphy
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    I just saw on Facebook that Tom Corson Knowles has put together a package of videos and guides to help you become a bestseller.I got to hang out with Tom last summer in Portland, then again in Vancouver BC, and he’s one of my role-models.That’s because he published over a dozen books in less than a year, and went from zero to over $10,000 in Kindle sales per month.And that’s freaking awesome. I’m jealous. Part of it is having a lot of books.Another part is publishing books in popular genres that people want to read. And then there’s some secret hacker spy shit,…
  • 2014 Top Websites and Blogs for Self-Publishing Authors (according to Google)

    Derek Murphy
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When I was putting together my ebook “100 Publishing Questions Answered” someone asked me for a list of the best blogs and websites for indie and self-publishing authors. I didn’t have one handy, so I thought I should make my own. However I decided NOT to make a curated list. Which means, instead of trying to determine which websites have the best articles and content, I decided to sort them only by discoverability. In other words, I let Google pick.I searched for “self-publishing” and went through the top 27 pages of results. I screened out a few big companies…
  • How book marketing works: a case study on author websites

    Derek Murphy
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    I’ve done a handful of author websites but don’t do them often (since I prefer book covers).But your author website is a big piece of your sales funnel, so soon I’m going to be doing a case-study where I makeover 5 author’s WordPress websites – which range from ugly to mediocre – to see how much a new website can improve sales.But before I do that I’d like to share my own case study, from my DIY Book Covers site, which I’m rebuilding right now.For the past six months, I’ve been using a basic “landing page” or “sales…
  • The really weird thing about “book marketing” experts

    Derek Murphy
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Self-publishing is big business. And most self-published books don’t sell – for a variety of reasons, but mainly because:1. There isn’t any market for them; they were written without considering the genre readership.2. They are poorly designed.3. The authors have no platform (blog, traffic, followers, email list, etc).And that’s why authors spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out how to market their books.And that’s how book marketing gurus stay in business.But here’s the strange thing:The majority of book marketing experts don’t have nice…
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  • New limited editions art prints for sale by Noumeda Carbone

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    You can find available new limited editions art prints on my ARTFINDER Shop. Limited edition of 200 Giclée print on paper, signed and numbered on the front Size: 40 × 60 × 0.05 in (unframed) / 35.8 × 59.4 in (actual image size) This artwork is sold unframed To find out more, please click the links on the images and visit my shops.   Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information about available original art and limited edition prints.…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Autistic teens deserve respect, understanding – a high school student writes

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    “Students need to learn to appreciate the strengths of those on the autism spectrum and to search for common interests with their autistic peers, rather than simply tolerating differences.” by Oliver Piltch, age 17 Autistic teenagers deserve more than mere tolerance from their peers, but too often that’s the most they can hope for. Reducing the alienation teens on the autism spectrum feel in school requires a radical change in the way we teach students about autism. Students need to learn to appreciate the strengths of those on the autism spectrum and to search for common…
  • Using LEGOs to teach autistic students

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    by Debra Muzikar Recently I’ve been impressed by websites on the internet which focus on visual, fun ways to teach children. I’ve talked to many parents whose children have trouble learning in traditional classrooms in traditional ways. I believe this is because the abstract concepts that are taught have no relevance to the child’s world. Because autistic and dyslexic students have greater visual-spatial abilities using visual tools can assist them in learning. Autistic people often perceive the world in patterns and shapes. Many autistic children relate to the shape,…
  • Channeling your child’s special interests or passions into creative forms

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    by Debra Muzikar “Take a fixation and broaden it out into something constructive.” Temple Grandin Over the years, I’ve found it important to follow my son Kevin‘s lead. This often takes us places I’d never imagine. Following Kevin’s lead includes incorporating Kevin’s special interests (some may call them obsessions) into my own routines. A hallmark of autism is obsessions or peseverations on sounds, sensations, movements, or subjects. Kevin for many years was fascinated with trains, as many children are. After school, every day at 4:15 PM we’d…
  • Believe in the Journey by Erik Estabrook

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    By Erik Estabrook I can sum up life in one basic phrase “Believe In The Journey.” Believe that things will balance out and that the end of a sentence, milestone, love, power, regime, statement, poem, study, career, is just the beginning of a new chapter. Do you actually believe that in this world of tech, cultural influence, and neverending knowledge that I could ever run out of influences and poetry? The well of situational understanding is so deep, and for a poet that well is constantly exciting. That well that we draw from is life itself. It is full of whatever we want it have in…
  • Jodi Murphy looks at the positive side of autism with Geek Club Books and Zoom Magazine

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    By Debra Muzikar “Being typical can never be extraordinary.” Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books Jonathan from a young age would pace around the coffee table imitating the voices on the television shows he watched. When asked what he was doing, Jonathan replied, “I’m doing an episode.” No one imagined that Jonathan’s recitations would lead to his current career as a voice-over actor. Jodi Murphy, the parent of two children is a storyteller for positive change. She has recently created a nonprofit – Geek Club Books. Jodi, with her son Jonathan who is on the…
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  • A Floral Still Life Painting with an Old Vase

    Craig Shillam
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Still life painting is fun. There, I said it. Gathering the elements of the painting, setting it up, getting the light just right and then finally getting the paint out. It’s all fun. For this particular still life painting, I found something else to have fun with: Going to a thrift store and looking for an old flower vase… “Autumn Glow” by Craig Shillam, oil, 16″ x 12″    A Still Life Painting with Flowers   This particular still life painting was done on a cradled gessobord, as I was looking to experiment with the substrate. I liked working on…
  • 9 Small Adjustments for Better Oil Painting Results

    Craig Shillam
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:01 am
    9 Small Adjustments for Better Oil Painting Results – CashArtBlog Sometimes it just takes a small adjustment or two to improve your oil painting and not a complete overhaul. I am certainly not the only one who looks back on paintings from years past and says “If I had handled that part differently or this part over here another way, the entire painting would have been a lot better.” 9 Small Adjustments for Better Oil Painting   We all make adjustments in our lives outside of oil painting all the time without thinking anything of it. We adjust our budgets and our…
  • A New Oil Painting of an Old Football

    Craig Shillam
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    “The Rock” Craig Shillam oil/canvas, 12″ x 16″   What would be a good way to portray an old, weathered, beat-up football in an oil painting?  I don’t know about you, but I thought a straight forward, no-nonsense approach would be best. Before getting into the painting, let me tell you about the football…   A New Oil Painting of an Old Football    The Football – I purchased this football around 1970 when I was about 10 years old with my own money through a mail order ad. The ball arrived in a white, beat-up, square box. This is the…
  • Great Subject Matter for an Oil Painting – An Apple Orchard

    Craig Shillam
    20 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    The subject matter for an oil painting is everywhere, even in an apple orchard. When there are grand mountains, beautiful lakes and wide rivers all around me, why take time to paint an oil painting of an apple tree or orchard? Well, since you asked… An Oil Painting of an Apple Orchard   “Apple Orchard in Late Summer” Craig Shillam, Oil, 16′ x 24″ When you go out and wander through an apple orchard, you begin to notice a few things right away: While the trees seem old, they are not that tall. This is because the apple trees are cut at the top to keep those…
  • The New Most Expensive Painting by an American is…

    Craig Shillam
    10 Dec 2013 | 12:31 pm
      A new record dollar amount for an American painting was realized on December 4, 2013. The gavel came down at $46 million dollars  during Sotheby’s American Art auction in New York for Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace.” The price does include a buyer’s premium, and the painting was completed in 1951. The previous record for a Rockwell painting was reported by the AP to be $15 million for “Breaking Home Ties”, which was sold at auction in 2006.   The Norman Rockwell Painting “Saying Grace” “Saying Grace” Norman…
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  • Oil Paintings and Portraiture by Emerging Artist Keith Teo

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Keith Teo South East Asia, Singapore (SGP) Mediums: work primarily with oils as I want to be primarily a painter as an artist, however I do enjoy dry mediums like pencil and charcoal too. Favorite Quote: “ You can’t show anyone anything he hasn’t seen already, on some level – any more than you can tell anyone anything he doesn't already know. It is the function of the artists to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but does not know that he knows.” - Gottfried Helnwein Favorite Book: What is Painting?: Representation and Modern Art Book…
  • 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…
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Ultimate Halloween Art Roundup

    Fred McCoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and not because it is a very good excuse to dress up as an adult, get drunk, and act like a blathering idiot. Halloween represents an interesting marker that helps the transition from Summer to Winter. That energy right between those two seasons is captured in the sheer creativity that surrounds Halloween.All around the world people carve pumpkins, create costumes from scratch, and use the holiday as an inspiration for their artwork. Below is a roundup of the very best from people who channeled the energy of Halloween into fun and creative ideas.
  • Art of Dress – Caspian Arts Foundtation Fashion Event

    Creative Fluff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The Art of Dress Exhibition opens on Sunday 2nd November and will exhibit essays, photographs, illustration, sketches and dresses by students from across a range of fashion courses at London College of Fashion. The exhibition brings together all the elements that make the dress so magnificent. Students explored the history of the dress and used their findings to create their definition of its future. The event aims to bring together a creative community in the region and present an opportunity for attendees to network, exchange thoughts, visions and ideas. Local students will also have a…
  • The Illustrations of Masha Shishova

    Fred McCoy
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    “That’s just so Russian” is not something I find myself using casually in conversation (for obvious reasons). Yet, when I came across the artwork of Masha Shishova, that’s the first thing that came to mind. I have no doubt that a person with any knowledge of Russia would mistake Masha’s work for anything but Russian. In each of her illustrations, the Moscow based artist manages to mix Russian pop culture, history, and her own personal flair to create excellent scenes that drag the viewer in. Her work uses the power dynamic between men and women, as well as the…
  • Perfect Paper Sculptures from The Makerie Studio

    Fred McCoy
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    “Do what you love” is typically terrible career advice, especially when it’s given to artistically inclined individuals. Few people are able to discern what it is they truly love to do in this world and even fewer are able to turn that passion into profit. I was quite pleased to come across the work of The Makerie Studio, a duet of talented artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft. A quick glance at their astounding paper sculptures shows that each and every piece that comes out of their studio stems from a pure love of the craft. The Makerie Studio serves as a prime (and…
  • The Uncomfortable Portrayal of Women in Art: Paintings by Hoyron Lee

    Fred McCoy
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    If you were to open an art history book and look at any artwork after the Greek and Hellenistic (850 b.c.–31 b.c.) you’ll notice that the he most common recurring subject aside from war, was women. Depictions of women vary from culture to culture and period to period, yet what does not change is the gaze of both the painter and the audience. It’s well documented that the majority of well-known artisans were male, after all women were expected to bear children and run the household – this their learning activities centered around child rearing and home development. From the Greek…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Island Fervour

    Joobin Bekhrad
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    ABU DHABI ART – BLENDING TRADITION WITH MODERNITY IN THE HEART OF THE UAE Abu Dhabi Art 2013 VIP Opening Reception (Courtesy The Cool Box and Abu Dhabi Art) Since its launch in 2009, Abu Dhabi Art has further helped transform the UAE into not only a hub for contemporary Middle Eastern art, but for international art as well in the MENA region. With an ever-expanding list of programmes, events, activities, and participating galleries to be showcased on the idyllic Saadiyat Island, as well as throughout the emirate, the fair seems ever-committed to firmly rooting itself within the…
  • Whirl’d Music

    Simon Broughton
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    SONGLINES’ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HAS A HEADY EXPERIENCE OR TWO IN KONYA, TURKEY A postcard depicting Mevlevi dervishes in the hands of featured REORIENT artist Tasnim Baghdadi (photo courtesy the artist) The city of Konya in Turkey is a place of pilgrimage, drawing visitors from around the world to the shrine of Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Persian Sufi poet and mystic from Balkh, Afghanistan, and inspirer of the Mevlevi (Mowlavi) order of Sufis, popularly referred to as the ‘Whirling Dervishes’. Rumi’s idea of finding the ‘Beloved’ through the human heart, and his…
  • Syrian Blues

    Ian Nagoski
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    THE ALL-AMERICAN STORY OF LITTLE SYRIA’S FORGOTTEN VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST ‘The Foreign Element in New York – The Syrian Colony, Washington Street’ by W. Bengough Popular reports on early 20th century recordings often use words such as ‘lost’, ‘forgotten’, or others that cloak the music in mystery to describe them. One might question such behaviour, however, as the recordings in question are likely to be well-known among specialists, and can argue they are no more ‘lost’ than, for instance, aspects of spectroscopy among chemists. It is perhaps only those rare,…
  • Mr. Violet

    Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    MUSIC, MAGIC, AND MOUSTACHES – THE MANY COLOURS OF IRAN’S PALLETT Translated from Persian by the author Granny’s house brings a thousand stories … Granny’s house brings joy and melancholy These are the words from a popular 90s children’s television programme, well-known among Iran’s post-Revolution generation, which has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to the song, Hezarta Ghesseh (A Thousand Tales) by a group of bohemians who once enjoyed watching Granny’s House as kids. Claiming to have a ‘world music’ approach, Pallett is a band with a rather unorthodox…
  • The Narrow Frame of Midnight

    Joobin Bekhrad
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    TALES OF HOPE AND HOPELESSNESS FROM MOROCCO TO IRAQ AND BEYOND A sooty, white automobile gently swerves to the side of a dusty road near a nondescript Moroccan town. Inside the stifling contraption, reeking of stale cigarette smoke and acrid sweat, can be heard the muffled voice of a Berber belle and the twang of a battered steel string guitar. The car comes to a subtle halt, and from within emerges a cloaked figure with a gaze suspended between despondency and apprehension. After surveying the boundless expanse ahead, daubed in soft yellows and greys with splotches of white through…
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  • Are You A Victim?

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    From This was originally going to be a “spur-of-the-moment” thing, but I should had know better than to assume such things. Work decided to pick up these past few weeks, and I place making money as a greater priority. But I still took the time to write this because I believe this is in some measure […] The post Are You A Victim? appeared first on Chris
  • Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    From Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest. Sadly this was a long time in coming due to my preoccupation with stuff like work, projects, etc. But I do have some good stuff on tap. Getting Sketchy Giovanni Boldini is featured at Artist Daily. Boldini was a tremendous artist during the 1900’s. He worked in a […] The post Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014 appeared first on Chris
  • AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator

    Chris Hilbig
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    From   If you’re a regular visitor to, you know I write an awful lot on a little vector package called Inkscape. But before Inkscape, I had spent well over a decade learning and using Adobe Illustrator professionally. I continue to use Illustrator for professional jobs (especially ones going to print).  This tutorial will be the […] The post AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator appeared first on Chris
  • Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window

    Chris Hilbig
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    From 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 will 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
  • Links of Interest — July 21, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    From 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
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    The Realm of the Fractus

  • Ambition the film

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In this brilliantly done short film, a master magician and his young apprentice create solar systems from dust, rock, and water. Filed under: Arts, Science Tagged: Aiden Gillan, Aisling Franciosi, Ambition, Film, Video
  • A Quote: Democritus

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Logic/Philosophy, Memes Tagged: Democritus, Fractal, Quotation, Quote
  • TAM 2014 – Elizabeth Loftus – The Memory Factory

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Science, Skepticism Tagged: Elizabeth Loftus, Memories, Memory, Psychology
  • Fooling with Verse… Here’s an Excerpt.

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Memes, Poetry Tagged: Avatar, King of Shards, Star-Faced Rani
  • A Quote: Dick Feynman

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Memes Tagged: Quotation, Quote, Richard Feynman
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Fourteen

    Ariel Snapp
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Fourteen is a special number for me. Both of my daughters were born on the 14th of the month. Significant events naturally seem to unfold on this day quite often for me. Today, I got a letter that I wrote to myself 1 year ago in my email inbox. It reminded me that I am on the right path. It reminded me of what matters. It reminded me that my creative dreams are real, valid and worth pursuing. In their pure, untainted form. What is strange about this was that I woke up this morning thinking about my book that I wrote last year, and how I want it to become an animated film. That sounds…
  • Meant for Me

    Ariel Snapp
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Rilke, I,12 from The Book of Hours I believe in all that has never yet been spoken. I want to free what waits within me  so that what no one has dared to wish for may for once spring clear without my contriving. If this is arrogant, God, forgive me, but this is what I need to say. May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. Then in these swelling and ebbing currents, these deepening tides moving out, returning, I will sing you as no one ever has, streaming through widening channels into the open sea. Related Posts:I Reject the UI…
  • Lily Blossom

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
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  • 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.
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  • From Psychologists to ODDA Magazine

    Richard Proffitt
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    What is it about October? I always seem to have some interesting work come along during the Autumn. 2014 is no exception and this year I find I’m working with two Counsellors (the psychotherapist variety) – An Artist – A lovely lady selling unique and beautiful Jewellery and An International Fashion Magazine (ODDA). Also, I continue to work on the Wake Your Mind (WYM) website, and with Disability Information Zone (DIZ). Oh Yes, and I’ve sketched a site out for a guy I know who runs his own Security firm…! The MOST exciting, of course, is the fashion magazine,…
  • Go with the FLOW

    Richard Proffitt
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    “FLOW” Art Exhibition. Fri 19th – Sun 21st September 2014. Althorpe St. Studios. Leamington Spa. A Creative Collective Presents Recent Artwork Collage, Digital, Mixed-Media, Photography   Toni Peach • Richard Proffitt Bill Sankey • Chris Harrison   Official Opening: Friday 6.30 – LATE Donation Bar and Music Open Saturday 11.00am – late and Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm   Althorpe Street Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2AU   MAP    Share on TumblrThe post Go with the FLOW appeared first on
  • Happy Summer Solstice

    Richard Proffitt
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In taking time to reflect and celebrate on the summer solstice, you join an ancient human practice designed to honor the regenerative powers of the Sun, as well as acknowledge the fertility and growth so abundant in the natural world. With the Moon in intuitive Scorpio at this solstice, transformation is possible. A full Moon shortly after the solstice adds to the insight and clarity prevalent at this powerful time of year. The summer solstice correlates with the Sun entering Cancer, a sign of home, history and the heart. After the frantic energy of the Sun in Gemini, which creates a…
  • Love Internet Privacy? Then Reset the Net!

    Richard Proffitt
    20 May 2014 | 1:46 am
    June 5th, 2014: Reset the Net  #resetthenet Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Protect Internet Privacy Sign up at Governments have twisted the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for invading our private lives. We’re fighting back and demanding needed reforms, but we don’t have to to wait while politicians promise change. We won’t stop the spying in a single day, but we can take the first steps toward making mass surveillance impossible and restoring human rights to the web. On June 5th, we will reset the Internet, turn off the parts…
  • Style Switchers for Accessibility

    Richard Proffitt
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:27 am
    I’ve been working on a Disability information website, aptly called Disability Information Zone: Based in Coventry UK, I’m in the process of amassing a database (well, not exactly a database, but a page of published data) detailing an assortment of disability information for Disabled People in Coventry & Warwickshire. This can be found at: and makes use of the excellent JQuery data-sorting tool footables.js. A style-switcher script is essential when thinking of accessibility…
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Berlin Wall Remembered in Illuminating Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

    Creative Visual Artist
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    LICHTGRENZE from Fall of the Wall 25 on Vimeo. In 1961, the Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. To commemorate this occasion, light artist Christopher Bauder and filmmaker Marc Bauder designed Lichtgrenze, a 10-mile reconstruction of the Wall. But, instead of concrete and barbed wire, the original path will feature 8,000 glowing white balloons to be set up for two days. The installation will commence in the middle of the night on…
  • Hotjar insights aims to change the world of analytics

    Creative Visual Artist
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    The process of building a website does not end when you have completed the coding and design and it goes live. On the contrary, one could say this is the moment when the real work begins. As you well know, a website first needs traffic and secondly a strategy on how to turn this traffic into customers/clients. We will not go into traffic building here but look closer at a tool that could help you a lot with the second part. Hotjar is a new service that will offer you insights into how your traffic behave and use your site. The strength of this new solution lies in the fact that it combines a…
  • Gigantic Man Crawls Outs from the Earth in this Massive Outdoor Sculpture

    Creative Visual Artist
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled Feltépve (“ripped up” or “popped up”) by Hungarian artist Ervin Loránth Hervé. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest’s Széchenyi Square for the Art Market Budapest art fair that took place earlier this October. With an expressive, snarling face, the colossal figure looks like he is erupting from a deep, underground lair, pulling up the lawn so that he can escape into the open air. The sculpture, which is rendered in…
  • Aurora Borealis Photography, Norway

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Photographer Ole Salomonsen has released his spectacular photographs of the aurora borealis taken in northern Norway. He says, “Finally my aurora season gets a proper start! This is one of many shots from Oct 18th/19th, a fantastic night with multicolored auroras all over the arctic night skies of Tromso, Norway.” Ole’s tips to take great photos of the natural lightshow are: “Auroras are visible from September to April in Norway. For reasons still unknown to scientists auroras are most active around equinoxes (September and March). Autumn is beautiful in Norway,…
  • New Banksy Mural: Girl with a Pierced Eardrum

    Creative Visual Artist
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Banksy has left several new art pieces the past few weeks including the “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” work that was put up in Bristol, England near the city’s harbor. The piece is obviously an ode and update to the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, which if you remember was the subject of a Scarlett Johansson-starring movie. On November 17, 2014 HBO will air “Banksy Does New York,” which according to the LA Times, “uses crowd-sourced footage to recount the 30 days during which the British street artist created public…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 10/20/14

    Emmanuel Martinez
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Death of Wolverine #4 ” from Marvel Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten & Justin Ponsor (cover) “ Star Wars: A Shattered Hope #1 ” from Dark Horse Comics Hugh Fleming (cover) “ Red Sonja: The Black Tower #2 ” from Dynamite Entertainment Amanda Conner (a) & Paul…
  • Tea Light Lamp Instructable

    Emmanuel Martinez
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Follow this tutorial to make your own tea tree lamp by Instructables member laxap. Tea Light Lamp Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • The Art of Alicia Borges

    Emmanuel Martinez
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Alicia Borges is an artist / illustrator from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. She studied Fine Arts and has a MA in Traditional Animation. She can illustrate many subjects but she prefers cute children illustrations. Here are some of her best works: The Art of Alicia Borges You can find more of her works here: Alicia Borges’ site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
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  • Keep on keepin' on

    Emily Magone
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    I just want to give an extra appreciative shout out to Mother Nature today because man, Autumn has been EPIC this year.  The leaves are changing so slowly, the sun is out nearly every day, the temperature has been amazing, and it seems like we have been bestowed with this incredible gift of Fall for a much longer period of time than in recent years.  It is seriously the most beautiful Fall I have ever experienced in person.  I'm sure living in the middle of the beautiful English countryside makes quite the difference when it comes to the scenery part of it as well :)For me,…
  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 5!

    Emily Magone
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Happy Monday!I know I didn't post a Week 4, the piece went so fast I didn't even get a chance! I was blown away! Last week's Little Painting was this guy:"Octomist" by Emily MagoneThe original is now adorning a lovely customer's nursery, but you can still get prints and a whole bunch of other cool stuff from the Society6 page! Click the picture below :) "Octomist" Shower Curtain at Society6So THIS week's Screaming Ass Deal is 40% OFF any Tree Pillow! Click the picture below to go straight to the sale!See you next week lovelies!XO,Emily :)
  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 3!

    Emily Magone
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Monday lovelies!It is Week 3! This week's deal is 40% OFF any Feather Flower Scarf!You have until Sunday at on the picture above to get yours now! XO,Emily :)
  • Screaming Ass Deal of the Week - Week 2!

    Emily Magone
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 2 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!This week's deal is the ORIGINAL drawing, Mushrooms 1.  This drawing will come signed and matted and ready for framing.This week only, the original is $25.There is only 1 of course, so the first one there gets to take it home!Click on the picture to go straight to the listing!Good luck, and I'll see you next week!XO,Emily :)
  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 1!

    Emily Magone
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    This week's Screaming Ass Deal is 40% off the Pink Cherry Blossom scarf. This offer applies to this item and this color scheme only, and will continue through Sunday at Midnight!To hop on and take advantage of this deal, click on the picture above!
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  • 10 books about photography

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    i absolutely love photography books, and the bigger the better. they can take up a lot of room on your bookshelf, but looking at amazing photographs in print and at a decent size (rather than on your phone or computer) can't be beaten. unless it's at an exhibition. photography has been a huge love of mine since i was a child, and though i am always learning i find the best way besides just taking photos is via inspiration.i recently bought this erwin blumenfeld book and it's amazing! i am forever amazed by his photos. simple without being overly minimal, and strong and colourful without…
  • prints by liz mosley

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    if you're a fan of typographic posters with a little twist, you will love those of liz mosley. my favourite is the 'created to create' one pictured above, but as an image maker/creator, how could it not be?! i saw it on her instagram a little while back before she launched her shop and was instantly smitten.liz kindly sent me 3 posters to share with you: the created to create, let love grow and shine like stars ones. i love that her posters are a little varied, but still have a 'feel' about them that tie them together. also, despite not being a huge fan of stars as a motif, liz has…
  • twitter chats for creative sellers & small businesses

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    in a follow up to my twitter chats for creative sellers and bloggers post earlier this year, i thought it would be a good idea to tell you about some more twitter chats to help you promote your creative endeavours and small businesses!twitter has become absolutely invaluable to me, and i know many other people find it a very important (and awesome) tool to promote and connect with other sellers. once again, i've included the hashtag, the associated accounts where applicable and times. if you know of any other widely used ones, let me know! (oh, and if you want to say hello,…
  • 28 things i've learned in 28 years

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    - be yourself- it's okay to trust people (sometimes) .. (this is definitely a super personal one)- be kind, but don't be a pushover - when in a creative block, don't force it, but try to encourage yourself - it's okay to ask for help - appreciate the little things - there is nothing wrong with being an introvert  - be creative - question everything - feel no shame in going to bed early/not going 'out' - there are some truly amazing people in the world - appreciate what you have, when you have it - life can feel like a constant struggle at times. you have to find ways to deal with it. -…
  • snapshots of my week - 24th october

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    o' snapshots of my week, where have you been? i'm not entirely sure why i've not done these for a while. it's nice to share some personal moments and other bits, isn't it?i would normally be doing these on a saturday, but i think i may move them to a friday from now on. we'll see! i like to have a bit of consistency, but sometimes things just don't work out. i've also decided that i'm not going to force myself to do these posts if nothing has happened that i want to share.some weeks i honestly don't do much other than illustration and shop stuff, looking for jobs and working on blog related…
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    Park West Gallery

  • Dominic Pangborn video on Detroit Performs

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    If you missed the segment about Park West Gallery artist Dominic Pangborn on Tuesday’s Detroit Performs program, enjoy watching it on the show’s website. The post Dominic Pangborn video on Detroit Performs appeared first on Park West Gallery.
  • Agam in the park

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Dutch art collector Joop van Caldenborgh has reimagined the modern garden.  Gardens grow, and van Caldenborgh’s is no exception. The 20-acre yard is filled with an ever-expanding collection of fine art from across the globe – one of the largest private collections in the world. One of the works of art in the garden is from Yaacov Agam’s The Ninth Power collection. Agam’s sculpture occupies its own zone of the park – which is open to public tours. Agam created the stainless steel artwork in 1971. To maintain the artwork’s condition, it is meticulously tended to twice each year by…
  • “Detroit Performs” program features Pangborn Oct. 28

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Dominic Pangborn is featured on the Tues., Oct. 28, episode of the Detroit Performs television series. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television stations but will be available online after the original air time. In September, Dominic welcomed the camera crew into his spacious Detroit studio for an interview and a tour. He also introduced to them a young artist he is mentoring – a Chinese-American art student from Texas, Jein Shae White. The two collaborated on a number of pieces of artwork for the crew. Dominic also demonstrated for the crew the detail involved in…
  • In the studio – (Laughing) with Charles Bragg

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Spending time with Charles Bragg means spending time laughing. The son of traveling vaudevillians, he’s truly a master of comic timing and finds the humor in all things, something clearly reflected in his artwork. “There are impressionists, expressionists and I’m sort of an aggravationist,” he says, of his artistic commentary on the human comedy. Charles Bragg holds a print depicts a painting he had made for his friend, the comedian Jonathan Winters. It’s Winters commandeering a hearse and proving wrong the saying “You can’t take it with you.” Charles Bragg…
  • Tim Yanke – a Bison forever

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Tim Yanke’s painting in the President’s Home at North Dakota State University. Tim Yanke’s “Strength in the Herd” painting, donated in support of North Dakota State University’s annual Bison Bidders Bowl earlier this month, has found its home and now occupies a prominent spot in the president’s residence at the university. The generous donor who won the artwork in spirited bidding said he thought it looked like it belonged there. We agree. “You are definitely now part of the Bison family forever with your beautiful piece of work proudly displayed at the President’s…
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • Golden curtain will make your room is always be sunny

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Who don’t want to let the family feel warm? Many people will follow the cook the beginning of what they want to decorate a process, they want to pretend to room can feel warm, and make the room at any time will be full of sunshine. Actually very easy to implement, just choose a golden curtain, the curtain can not only make the administrative levels sense, but also brought the adornment effect, can give a person a feeling of the sun. The curtain is easy to create a harmonious family atmosphere. Elegant gold makes whole space is very high; Especially plummeted and small jacquard fabric…
  • What exactly are White Flower Girl Dresses Cheap?

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    To recognise what blooming gal attire is actually, let me to start with evaluate thats blooming person is certainly. Different kinds of positions with the marriage ceremony. Individual positions add girl, soon-to-be husband, maid-of-honor, preferred fella, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and even just ushers are viewed an area of the marriage ceremony. Infants, in the event accessible as well as wanted, have got their own tasks furthermore. These types of could possibly be jr . maid-matron of honour, jr . groomsmen, tiny star of the wedding, floral gal, in addition to wedding ring bearer. Jr .
  • Any time Must Shop for My best Wedding Dresses Au?

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Purchasing a Cheap Wedding Dresses belongs to the biggest conclusions an important star of the event will always make. Each individual bride-to-be desires clothing of which is designed for the woman’s. A married relationship apparel is usually high priced and will certainly be a meticulously viewed as invest in. Whenever preparing once pay for robe, give thought to what lengths ahead of time you plan an individual’s wedding and reception, what precisely time wedding can take site, plus the correct way thorough the actual modifications are often. Some sort of woman really should…
  • Discount Flower Girls Dresses

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Your increased by girlfriend outfits frequently people significant during appearing indicated simply because you will have to be sure that this specific information is certainly planned for on top of that – you’re usually the one that’s finding any plant girlfriend outfits together with around once you might have to make certain they’re right using other essentials involved yourself as part of your marriage ceremony. A Flower Girls Dresses 2014 is required to be chic and has now to be able to consult the woman some cuteness. Moreover, your cloth that will composes clothing is…
  • Wedding Dress 2014 On Sale

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Couples Wedding Dresses Sale and also Brad Pitt have got debuted snap shots from them wonder marriage, of which disclose your occasional actress put on some sort of developer bridal dress displaying logo or message by means of the 6-8 babies. That The movies pair tapped your knot through a romantic, key service with with the Chateau Miraval residence with Correns, People from france at September 5. From the primary imagery belonging to the wedding service, presented to help you Many Many people article, Jolie is definitely presented dressed in your floating Atelier Versace bridal dress,…
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  • A Look Back at 6 NHL Statues of Hockey Legends from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s hockey season, and there’s nothing we love more that watching out favorite NHL teams hit the ice.  Over the years, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has been honored to create several permanent bronze monuments commemorating NHL legends from teams across the United States.  With the 2014 hockey season upon us, we are taking a look back at the commissions our artists have done to honor the sport and some of its most famous players. How many of these sculptures have you seen in person? Two of the more well-known NHL players to be memorialized in bronze by…
  • Popcorn Brand Icon Honored at Valparaiso Festival

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Just a short drive away from the Fine Art Studio of RotBlatt-Amrany, a celebration was recently held in honor of one of the world’s most recognizable food icons.  Orville Redenbacher was remembered at the 36th Annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana, the weekend following Labor Day. Orville Redenbacher dedicated his life to agriculture.  Much of his work was done in the area of Valparaiso where he grew up.  The legendary face of popcorn started out as a Farm Bureau Extension agent and owned a fertilizer company.  From there he developed new strains of corn plants, one of which he…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Opening of the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom, CA

    3 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Folsom California Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 am, to celebrate the official opening of the Johnny Cash Trail; a bike and pedestrian trail to honor the legendary musician. This ribbon cutting also kicks off the development of the 2.5 mile long Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience. Both Roseanne and Cindy Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughters, were in attendance. Roseanne Cash held a performance the night before at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Event organizers encourage guests to walk or…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Unveiling of Sculpture to Honor Retiring White Sox Slugger, Paul Konerko

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    This past Saturday September 27th, Sculptor Lou Cella from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany attended “Paul Konerko Day” at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago along with other Studio members. The Studio and Lou Cella were proud to unveil their latest work; a life size bronze statue of Paul Konerko, to commemorate the player’s last weekend as an official member of the Chicago White Sox. Konerko is retiring at the end of the 2014 season, with this past weekend’s games against the Royals being his last. The Statue is permanently installed at U.S. Cellular Field, on the left-field…
  • Rotblatt-Amrany Brings Iconic Wisconsin Football Team to Life

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The air is crisp.  The leaves are falling.  The kids are back in school.  Autumn is officially here, and that can only mean one thing…FOOTBALL SEASON! With only a few games in the books this season so far, it’s hard to tell which NFL team will come out on top.  But even if you’re a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, you have to admit that the Green Bay Packers are an impressive team with an equally impressive following. You can hardly say the words “Green Bay” without conjuring images of enthusiastic fans cheering on their team while painted from head to toe in green and yellow, topped…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • No Family Is Safe When I Sashay: Sexuality In Robert Gober’s ‘The Heart Is Not A Metaphor’

    Emily Colucci
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Robert Gober (American, born 1954), Untitled. 1991, Wood, beeswax, leather, fabric, and human, hair. 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 46 1/8″ (33.6 x 41.9 x 117.2 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser, Background: Forest, 1991, Hand-painted silkscreen on paper, Image Credit: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, © 2014 Robert Gober Don’t you know your queen? Yet even flower bloom at my feet Don’t you know your queen? Cracked, peeling Riddled with disease Don’t you know me –Perfume Genius “Queen” In Pefume Genius’ song…
  • I Am Doll Parts: The Fractured Anatomy of BREYER P-ORRIDGE and Pierre Molinier

    Emily Colucci
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Pierre Molinier, Untitled, ca. 1968, Vintage gelatin silver print (photomontage)9 3/8 x 7 inches (23.8 x 17.8 cm) (Photo credit: Joelle Jensen; all images courtesy the artist and Invisible-Exports, New York) In his influential 1919 essay “The Uncanny,” Freud points to the repressed as a possible source of the troubling feeling of the uncanny, asserting, “It may be true that the uncanny is nothing else than a hidden, familiar thing that has undergone repression and then emerged from it, and that everything that is uncanny fulfills this condition” (15). Employing the uncanny, the art of…
  • Female Trouble, Hon: Finding Cookie Mueller in ‘Edgewise’

    Emily Colucci
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    In her short story collection Garden of Ashes, trash starlet, Downtown icon and big-haired and even bigger-mouthed writer Cookie Mueller almost perfectly foreshadows her recently published biography Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, writing, “All of the pieces here fit together the way weeds and flowers do in an overgrown eclectic garden. The thing is this garden is memories that are now sort of like ashes–the past seen after the flames, after it’s made pure.” Taking Mueller’s own quote as a source of inspiration and a driving force behind this flawlessly messy oral history,…
  • Oh! That Bitter Joy: Michaël Borremans’ ‘As sweet as it gets’ at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Osman Can Yerebakan
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    The Whistler, Michaël Borremans, 2009 Calmly disguised and eerily blurred, the paintings of the Belgian artist Michaël Borremans thrill viewers with their abstract narratives. Borremans’ is an unconventional way of abstraction that emerges from the narrative instead of the technique. Familiar agents, in some cases adult men or women and sometimes children and animals, are positioned in alien tales of ambiguity. In As sweet as it gets,his retrospective at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the challenge Borremans imposes on viewers derives from this intangible vagueness. Moreover the impossibility…
  • Barfing On The Declaration Of Independence: Mike Kelley’s ‘Reconstructed History’

    Emily Colucci
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Mike Kelley, John C. Calhoun from Reconstructed History series, 1989, ink on printed paper, mounted on paper (all images © The Estate of Mike Kelley/Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts; via Skarstedt Gallery) Can you imagine anything more patriotic than an illustration of the Forefathers’ signing the Declaration of Independence emblazoned with the word “BARF,”? How about the Statue of Liberty covered with crudely rendered breasts, bush and armpits spewing waves of stink? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m just about ready to start feverishly singing about those…
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • Bestowing Corporate Gift – Get Familiar with Three Most Common Myths

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The festive season is coming up and many companies will present items to their employees and clients. Most of them try to grab this opportunity for promoting their brands or businesses by bestowing a corporate gift. This strategy is more powerful and effective than any other marketing strategy. It ensures maximum return on investment. However, despite its powerful effect on brand image, many companies ignore this, since there are some misconceptions revolving around it. Some common myths about bestowing promotional corporate gift are mentioned below. Many companies think that the most…
  • Black Stone Pottery – An Art of Indian Handicrafts Used in Utensils

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Indian handicrafts are loved everywhere. Many people around the world use these to decorate their homes and some use these as utensils. These have been in Indian traditions since medieval age and these were at norm in the Indus valley civilization. The handicrafts in India are available in different forms such as pottery, paintings, sculptures, and many more. There are various art forms originated in this country which are used in different variants of handicrafts. Among these, black stone pottery is famous worldwide for the wonderful design and high utilitarian value. According to a…
  • Ebony – A Hardwood Used for Robust Wood Craft

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    The wooden handicrafts in India are popular worldwide for their distinct art and many people use these to decorate their living places. Proficient craftsmen use their skills and work hard to make these fabulous products. They use different tools and techniques to manufacture different wood crafts from different types of raw materials such as teak, sal, ebony, mango wood, rosewood, basswood, walnut, and many more. Among these, ebony is rare and expensive one which is best carved by skilled craftsmen. Ebony is a very hard wood that has a striped appearance like a zebra. Its color can vary from…
  • Common Types of Materials Available for Wood Carving

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Wood has been an inseparable part of human life since ancient times. It is also widely used in manufacturing of handicrafts in India since it has natural beauty and many characteristics required in the final product. There have been various carving techniques developed in different parts. There are different types of materials used in wood carving, which can be classified into two types, softwood and hardwood. When you are selecting one, you should think about the type of project and budget. There is a detailed description about these two types mentioned below. First one is softwood which is…
  • Jammu and Kashmir – Famous for Wood Carving

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Handicrafts in India are renowned for varied use of techniques and raw materials. These are elegantly designed to entice people and make them buy. These are prominently used for decoration and quotidian purpose. There are different raw materials such as marble, wood, stone, metal, clay etcetera used in their manufacturing. Among these, wood is prominently used throughout the country. There is vast availability of trees which are used to obtain raw materials with different characteristics. There are different types of wood carving techniques and tools used to manufacture wonderful wooden…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Photos by Suzanne Moxhay

    Jason Jose
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Photos by Suzanne MoxhayFictional landscapes portraying vast open spaces with no human presence that look post-apocalyptic. The images are created by building and photographing miniature scenes and digitally blending them with found images. Whether they are meant to be imagined worlds, a metaphor for life, or a comment about the environment, their excellent execution validates them as complex and intelligent photographic works.
  • Comic Book Portraits by Sandra Chevrier

    Jason Jose
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Comic Book Portraits by Sandra ChevrierMixed media works combining painting with collage by using comic book imagery to cover the faces and bodies of her female subjects.The series "cages" is about women trying to find freedom from society's twisted preconceptions of what a woman should or shouldn't be. These women encased in these cages of brash imposing paint or comic books that masks their very person symbolizes the struggle that women go through with having these false expectations of beauty and perfection as well as the limitations society places on women, corrupting what truly is…
  • Drawings by Dilip Chobisa

    Jason Jose
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Drawings by Dilip ChobisaDrawings of empty rooms using manipulated perspective often employed in set designs and stage craft. The drawings are alluring and leaves the viewer wondering what mysteries lie beyond the doors and windows.These drawings are part of the Ethereal exhibit on view at Leila Heller Gallery, Oct. 23 – Dec. 13.
  • Instagram Experiments III: Illustrations by Javier Perez

    Jason Jose
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Instagram Experiments III: Illustrations by Javier PerezThe third installment of his Instagram Experiments in which everyday objects such as spiral notebooks, bottles, toothpicks, and food items are turned into whimsical illustrations. You can see more of Javier's work on Instagram or at his website.
  • Midden City: Artworks by Simon Pyle

    Jason Jose
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Midden City: Artworks by Simon PylePhotographs transferred into found structural material, such as concrete, using a pigment transfer technique inspired by site-specific fresco painted directly into plaster.Roman aqueducts, shell middens, and vintage neon on the highway strip: if cities have a collective memory, it's in their structures and in the cracks, liminal spaces where forgotten debris can filter in and unseen growth can take root. Along the way, phone poles are raised, concrete is poured, refuse accumulates. The cityscape and urban identity are a side effect of the density of life in…
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    Fdc Inc.


    Nikolaos Routsis
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    John Baldessari: Movie Scripts / Art, 2014October 22 - November 22, 2014Opening reception: Wednesday, October 22nd, 6-8 pmMaria Goodman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by John Baldessari, Movie Scripts / Art, 2014 which will open to the public on Wednesday, October 22nd, and rub through November 22nd.Baldessari's relationship to words and pictures, his pairing of photography and language, was first brought into the realm of art in the Text paintings and Photo-text paintings of the 1960s. Later, his characteristic pairing of image and text, selecting and contrasting…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    "That woman, as nature has created her, and man at present is educating her, is man's enemy. She can only be his slave or his despot, but never his companion. This she can become only when she has the same rights as he and is his equal in education and work."                                                                                  (Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch) …

    Nikolaos Routsis
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Betty Tompkins' Fuck Paintings were begun in the early 1970s and are based on surreptitiously obtained hardcore pornographic magazines, feature gynecological close ups of penetration, and are painted in an extraordinary and gorgeous monographic palette. This is sex, but on an Olympian scale; It's a distance and far-from-dumb view of heterosexual coupling, but none the less erotic for that. Text by Martin Herbert. BUY HERE

    Nikolaos Routsis
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    October 9 - November 8, 2014456 W 18th StreetPetzel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new silkscreens by the London-based artist John Stezaker and the U.S. premiere of his film "Blind". This is the artist's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Shadows and silhouettes have been a dominant feature in Stezaker's work since the late 1970s. Some of the earliest of his silhouettes collages called the "Dark Stars,"1979-80, involved the removal of the main figures from cinema publicity portraits of the '40s and '50s and were shown at Petzel Gallery in 2011. In addition to…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    What a great experience from Jim Shaw latest show at Metro Pictures, we wanted to meet him in person and try to get a few insides about his latest work but apparently we missed the opening day. Maybe some day soon. Instead go check out his work in the gallery pretty powerful. Also his book "Life And Death" a last copy and you can get it here.
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  • Street Fashion in Paris, France

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    If Milan is fashionable and London is aggressive as far as clothes are concerned, then Paris is definitely elegant. Although people wear just the basic colours...
  • Mamun Residence, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Shatotto was the architecture office commissioned for this installation. Below they explain the design of the building and the uneven levels of it. “Chittagong a...
  • Paintings by Shinyoung An

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Shinyoung An has a degree of Fine Arts from Hyosung Women’s University, Daegu, South Korea but also a masters in painting from The Graduate School of Figurative...
  • Point of View by Yusuke Sakai

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Yusuke Sakai is a Japanese photographer born in Osaka. In this series found some interesting scenes in the city and captured them in a unique way....
  • Song 39: The Monks – Boys Are Boys

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    This song was presented in Black Monk Time debut, and the only one as it appeared, album released in March 1966. It came up to...
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  • How to harness eBay for cross-border sales

    Julie Liu
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    If you’re an online merchant looking to expand your success, look no further than selling internationally. As consumers become more connected, they want the ability to buy anytime anywhere. It’s why cross-border transactions (CBT) has become a large opportunity of growth for merchants. Did you know that cross-border online trade between the 6 largest markets in the world is estimated to be worth over £1 billion annually and this figure is predicted to triple by 2018. But before you start localizing your website for every country and language, it’s important to test international…
  • Have you heard about PrestaShop’s Automatic Module Validator?

    Quentin Audrain
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    This story begins one weekend when François Gaillard, a PrestaShop developer, decided to spend 48 hours developing on a program that will automatically detect development errors in a module. After countless hours of coding, he created the PrestaShop Automatic Module Validator. Version 1 (V1) saw the light of day in November 2013, when community module developers started using the tool. After successfully launching this tool, François released V2 in February, complete with new features and help pages. Today we are proud to make two announcements: first, we’ve reached the milestone of…
  • Using pop-ups for your online store: best practices and examples for 2015

    Camille Sila
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Today we tackle a controversial topic: pop-ups. They have earned themselves a bad reputation as many find them annoying and intrusive. However, they are staging a revival through many popular websites. But do pop-ups really work? Today, we will demonstrate their effectiveness and show you how to use them wisely. That way you can avoid using ill-timed pop-up windows despised by web surfers. So, what exactly are pop-ups? There are actually several different types of pop-up, but they all have one goal: to feature a box or a window in the foreground, on top of the page content. In other words,…
  • 5 Holiday Emails Every Ecommmerce Site Should Be Sending

    Julie Liu
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Consumers are going to begin receiving an avalanche of emails for seasonal deals in a matter of weeks–if they haven’t already! We’ve put together 5 emails to help you stand out from the crowd–and 5 tips to keep you from being the annoying guy at the party! Gift Guide A gift guide should be one of the first tools you put together as you prepare for the holiday season. Not only will it help make gift buying decisions easier for your customers, but sending a dedicated email will enable you to drive traffic exactly where you want it–and hopefully boost sales. Think…
  • 3 Must-Follow Rules For Addressing Your Online Store’s Customer Complaints

    Julie Liu
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Customer complaints are not fun nor are they easy to deal with. However, when handled correctly, these complaints can help you build customer loyalty and improve your business overall. To help you become a master at handling customer complaints, we’ve interviewed Karina Ludz from Youstice, a global platform for resolving customer disputes. She shares the 3 must-follow rules for addressing your online store’s customer complaints. Rule 1: Treat customer personally – not like another “case number” Listen to customers and always approach them personally rather than “selling”…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • Portrait of Henry James by Annie Swynnerton

    Pranab Sarkar
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Swynnerton’s righteousness in fighting for freedom of speech and expression never gets better than it does in the painting of a quietly confident Henry James. He lived during her times, but he was also an elderly person for her times. He died in 1915, when Swynnerton had already gained recognition as a British political activist, painter and intellectual. Until then, James had left a legacy that was unparalleled by any contemporary visionary, thinker or philosopher. Henry James was one of the most forward-thinking visionaries of the 19th Century. His fight for independent expression…
  • Princess Victoria, Aged Nine, In A Landscape by Stephen Catterson Smith

    Pranab Sarkar
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    This fine work of art was drawn by an adept English-Irish artist Stephen Catterson Smith. He was born in 1806 in North Yorkshire, England.  He was a distinguished artist, who drew outstanding paintings of royal family of England. The represented painting is an oil-on-panel work. It’s a fine depiction of Queen Victoria of England at the age of 9. Look at the delicacy of her body. Her style of standing with a certain grace makes her more attractive and innocent. The big hat covering the whole face from backside distinguishes the beauty of the face from the rest of the picture. The red straps…
  • Satire on Romantic Suicide by Leonardo Alenza

    Pranab Sarkar
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Spanish painter and illustrator. He studied at the Real Academia de S Fernando, Madrid, under Juan Antonio Ribera y Fernández and José de Madrazo y Agudo. He worked independently of court circles and achieved some fame but nevertheless died in such poverty that his burial was paid for by friends. He is often described as the last of the followers of Goya, in whose Caprichos and drawings he found inspiration for the genre scenes for which he became best known. Of these scenes of everyday life and customs the more interesting include The Beating (Madrid, Casón Buen Retiro) and Galician with…
  • Red Head by Rhoda Yanow

    Pranab Sarkar
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Red Head is Rhoda Yanow’s pastel-on-paper masterpiece. The work is one among many of his illustrations on Americans and their way of life. Since many of Yanow’s works represent the common masses we can never miss seeing every day, they probably have stories talking about similar things. However, Red Head caught my attention, because it is an ingenious ‘objectification of a woman’, although not so much as it is an objectification of American life. These subtleties are important for me when I look at a painting and try to put a value on it. The pastel work has a lilting note to it, and…
  • Triumph of Poverty by Lucas Vorsterman

    Pranab Sarkar
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Paintings in ink are usually greyish, morose and best used for wintry still life depictions of landscapes and principalities. Portraits are also one of the frequently implemented styles when it comes to the use of ink on paper or an easily absorbing material. Material cost is low as well, and the entire produce of an ink artist is usually brisk. However, that is never the case when one uses ink for depicting something as important as the Triumph of Poverty. Lucas Vorsterman was a man of will-power, elegance and a persevering nature when it came to showing the world that art is a little more…
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    Creative Artist Management New York - Traffic NYC

  • Cecilia Lundgren Portfolio

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Cecilia Lundgren Portfolio: Cecilia Lundgren is a Illustration artist, she is best in fashion illustration and a one of the best artist associates with traffic creative management agency
  • Illustration Artists New York

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Illustration Artists New York: Traffic Creative Management has the best group of Illustration Artist in entire New York the work given by our artist are best and at affordable rate. You can visit our office personally and meet our executive in New York for more details.
  • Monsieur Z Vector Illustration

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Monsieur Z Vector Illustration: Traffic Creative management has great illustration artist which are experts in their respective fields. Similarly Mr Z is a well known artist of Illustration he has many patterns and portraits illustration.
  • Branding Consulting Firms

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Branding Consulting Firms: Traffic Creative management is and New York base company which work as Advertising and Designing firm along with it they also provide Branding Consulting to the firms. To know more visit us at our office in New York.
  • Creative Artist Management Agency

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Creative Artist Management Agency: An article which helps you to find the best creative Artist Management Agency in New York, these articles has tips which shows and differentiates the creative management agencies from each other.
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    Jung Katz

  • Artist Interview: Thomas Fowler – Graphite and Ink Abuser

    Jung Katz
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am Thomas Daniel Fowler, I’m from Sheffield. I went to Liverpool John Moores University and studied graphic arts. I’m friendly, quite weird and a man of excess. I like to think life is about trying to have fun […]
  • Featured Photography Project: CRUSH by Vasilisa Forbes

    Jung Katz
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    About the project: “CRUSH is a visual play on the notion of the sexualised female fantasy, and appears as part of a series together with a video entitled ‘Chronometrophobia’ about fear of time (i.e. change, beauty, age). The series itself looks at our contemporary obsession with both self-visualisation, excess of life and experience, and adoration […]
  • Artist Interview: Fonzy Nils – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Hi! I’m Fonzy Nils, I am 24 years old and I love drawing dreams. I’m an Italian illustrator and designer, I graduated with a degree in architecture and I try to express myself with my personal language and my […]
  • Featured Photography Project: FLORA by Vasilisa Forbes

    Jung Katz
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    About the project: “The FLORA series is a visual experiment in combining digital raw footage with organic elements to create a technology vs nature focused feature with a unique format of visual combinations. It explores texture and the digital landscape within flat photography, looking at how a third dimension can be created, resulting in an unusual […]
  • Artist Interview: Carl Beazley – Experimental Surrealist Portrait Painter

    Jung Katz
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m Carl Beazley, a 26 year old from Reading, England and sometimes I like to mess about with oil paints in my garage. How did you get started doing what you do? I felt like I was treading water and […]
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  • The Intimate History of Miniature Perfume Bottles

    Barnaby Kirsen
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    We humans love surprises, secrets, the mystique of hidden treasure and sudden delights to the senses; it is little wonder, then, that the miniature and wearable perfume bottles of old hold such thrill and fascination for their collectors. While many of those heavily invested in collecting antique perfume bottles focus on the large (and obviously splendid) pieces of great names like Lalique, there is a small faction of the hobby that is devoted to the quirky minutiae—those tiny, hard-to-find trinkets whose makers often remain entirely unknown. History of Miniature Perfume Bottles While…
  • Why Designer Perfume Bottles Make The Ultimate Gift

    Barnaby Kirsen
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    When searching for the ultimate gift for the special lady in your life, you need to think like she does and choose what she would choose. Chocolates, flowers, and clothes are out of the question; chocolates may make her pile in the pounds, flowers will fade away, and clothes may not fit her or she may think they make her look fat. What you need is a gift that will last for ever and one that she can use each and every day; designer perfume bottles fit the bill perfectly. The perfect gift for the special woman in your life is one that exudes elegance and one that is hand picked and unique. You…
  • Kralik Glass: No Pale Imitator

    Barnaby Kirsen
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Today, we take a dim view of imitation in the world of manufacturing. “Knockoffs” are branded unoriginal, uninspired, flimsier versions of the original. In the long-ago Kingdom of Bohemia, however, imitation truly flattered Loetz when Kralik glassworks decided to jump on the Jugendstil bandwagon in the late 1800s, mimicking the art glass techniques Loetz had pioneered with an incredibly creative range of its own designs and methods. Alas, Kralik’s quality has paradoxically had a detrimental effect on its legacy—owing to the very high market value of antique Loetz pieces, Kralik is…
  • Diamonds in the Rough: The Rise and Fall of Sowerby Glassworks

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Carnival glass, famous for the iridescent oily-rainbow shimmer that dances colours wildly across its surface, was once one of the most popular forms of decorative glass on Earth, produced on every continent except Africa and Antarctica. It was beloved in the early 20th century not merely for emulating the more expensive iridescent blown glass of Tiffany and Loetz, but for the way it lit up even the darkest corner of any room—very desirable at a time when electric lighting was only available to the wealthy. Some of the most beautiful—and at the time, affordable—examples of this form of…
  • Waterford Wedgwood: 250 Years of British Excellence

    Barnaby Kirsen
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    ‘Wedgwood’ is a name that seldom needs further introduction; the word itself calls to mind elegance, the grace of scenes painted in delicate washes of cobalt blue, the translucence of fine china, white as bone, and the radiant prism of perfectly-cut crystal. Such is the legacy of Wedgwood’s astounding 250 year reign over the world of fine British glass. Like most great names, it owes its existence to a great man: Josiah Wedgwood, who founded the company in 1759. Now heralded as the “Father of English Potters”, he was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, as the youngest of…
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    Natalia Rex Foto

  • Tree of Knowledge

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less. – Arthur Miller
  • Upstream

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
  • Stairs to Nowhere

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
  • Dream

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
  • Net

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Best of National Geographic, October 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    The famous publishing house shared the best shots made in the second month of autumn. 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. 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 Indian Desert, and hummingbird from Costa Rica, seals and pups in the White Sea, and even the beautiful flamingo! Best of National Geographic, 2014:…
  • 20 Cats Who are Black as Night

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Black cats are probably the most graceful and most mysterious animals on the planet. Some people fear them and panic, but one must admit that these little panthers are cute. Read also: 30 Cats That Comprehended the Art of “Dream-Fu” and How to Catch a Cat in a Trap On the eve of Halloween collected 20 images of black as night cats, so you can fully enjoy the sophistication and elegance of these mysterious creatures. © David Charouz (19 more) © Marta Borreguero © Viktor Bezrukov © Fotoaguado © Natassja Berg Hviid © Georgie Porgie © Fulvio Fusani © Robert Sijka © Josh…
  • How to Talk Like a Hockey Player

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Possibly more than any other sport, there is a unique culture that surrounds hockey. It’s a tightly knit group that is as dedicated to their sport as any in the world. As a result of this relationship, a unique corresponding language has developed among hockey players to describe hockey-specific things or events. If you’re not a member of the community, you would be clueless as to what hockey players are talking about when they use some of these words. Below gathered for you the common terms of hockey player lingo. There are many more, but these are some of the most common…
  • 25 Photos on the Verge of Two Worlds: Underwater and Above It

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    When swimming in the lake, sea or ocean, it seems, you know, that you will find under the water. But in fact, it is difficult even to imagine the diversity and richness of wildlife, which is hidden beneath the surface. Read also: Your Soul at the Beach, Your Ass on the Chair and Pool to Infinity presents 25 photographs that will help you see the beauty of the underwater world. Just imagine you swim and do not know that beneath you is THIS. Argentina reddit (24 more) Papua – New Guinea. © David Doubilet South Africa photodestination ~~~ Danko Island, Antarctica. nytimes ~~~…
  • Artist Who Paints with Shadows

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    To see the sunrise, it is necessary to wait. This fully applies to the work of contemporary artist Fabrizio Corneli. The beauty of his paintings can only be seen by sending them a ray of light. “Light – an energy that creates the form,” – said the Italian artist. With mathematical precision Cornelia calculates where the light is directed, as it falls and how shadows will be deformed, and he produces metal, paper or plastic designs for his paintings with light. Read also: When Girls Wear Nothing But Shadows. chose 15 best works of the artist, who is drawing…
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  • Landscape Painter Jill Carver

    Antrese Wood
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Jill Carver is a landscape oil painter and signature member of Plein Air Painters of America. Jill shares what it was like as a British expat in the U.S., plus her transition from academic research at the National Portrait Gallery to full time professional artist. After finding her voice and settling into a new life, Jill merged her love of outdoors with her art. In this episode of the Savvy Painter podcast, Jill shares how she keeps the freshness of plein air studies in her large scale studio work.   Show Highlights: Jill talks to her students about thinking of themselves as…
  • Getting Your Exhibition Funded with Mitchel Coffman

    Antrese Wood
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Mitchel Coffman raised over $12,650 using crowd funding for an art exhibit to honor his mentor, Jorge Alvarez.  Mitchel talks about the genesis of his project ‘Strength’, and what Kickstarter taught him about how the business side of art really works.  Show Highlights: Using crowd sourcing to fund art projects Understanding  Kickstarter Gaining prospective in how business really works Not letting setbacks get you down Finding the path for artists to go directly to collectors Researching past artists’ Kickstarter campaigns (successes and failures) Developing a well thought…
  • Tips to plan and organize your gallery show – stress free

    Antrese Wood
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
       “No surprises makes for a no stress gallery show”, Antrese Wood Antrese Wood shares her tips to plan and organize your gallery show.  Get your paintings, framing, and promotion plan worked out so that when you arrive at your art opening, you can relax and enjoy.  In this episode, Antrese walks you through step by step how she plans and organizes for a solo art show. Use these techniques for art fairs, group shows or open studios.  When your show opens you’ll be ready to go! Click Here to to get a special tip sheet!   HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS: Visualize (2:36) Breakdown Tasks…
  • Nathan Fowkes

    Antrese Wood
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Nathan Fowkes has painted backgrounds for animation giants DreamWorks, Disney and other entertainment legends.  His film credits include The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots and of course, Shrek. Learn how Nathan broke into the animation industry, the pros and cons of freelancing in the world of entertainment design.  Plus hear the advice he got from Sue Lyon & Scott Burdick that changed the course of his career. Quote:  Definition of sacrifice:  “Giving up something that’s really good in favor of hoping to get…
  • Mitchell Johnson

    Antrese Wood
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Mitchell Johnson in his studio, photo by Roger Allers If you are as obsessive about color theory as I am, this episode is for you. Mitchell Johnson talks about the role of color in his work and why it enables him to move seamlessly between abstraction and representation. Mitchell is convinced that there is an audience for your artwork, but its your responsibility to go find them. We talk about some of the maverick techniques he used to get his work in front of the right people. Mitchell’s paintings have been acquired by the Kemper Art Museum in Kansas City, and the Ogunquit Museum of Art in…
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    Color Us Happy

  • Snowman Brick Pavers!!

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I am so super stoked to share with everyone the snowmen brick pavers I am adding to my etsy shop!! I was on a mission to find cute christmas crafts that I could add to the shop and I stumbled upon these bricks! The adventure to find the right pavers was mission impossible because apparently menards stopped selling them and no one else has them either, we checked in so many places, but I worked with what I we did find.  I have not finished this little snowman, but as soon as I do, I will update you with pictures and the link to my etsy shop where it will be listed. I have one more brick in…
  • Grateful to be Human

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    So Here I am, sticking my neck back out to the World Wide Web for a second run.  I had a good run the first time, it just went all over the place because I was just figuring out that I had more of a purpose then waking up and getting intoxicated.  Along the way I made a lot of friends, and even more enemies. I met many family members that I did not really know, and then I lost some of them again. I use to be into astrology and reading up on my sign (I am a cancer) it is apparently typical for a crab to make friends but not so much to keep them.  It is also typical for a crab to hide in her…
  • Stuffed Tomatoes Printer Version

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Stuffed Tomatoes Serves 4   2 cans of tuna in water 4 tomatoes Extra virgin olive oil 1 green pepper 1 onion Seasoning of your choice, to your taste 2 avocado Cook at 350 for 15-20 minutes   Preheat your oven at 350, gut out your tomatoes, sautee veggies mixed veggies, tuna, seasoning in a mixing bowl Scoop tuna mixture into tomatoes place in over for 15-20min While cooking tomatos Cut up avacodo Serve warm  
  • Stuffed Tomatoes

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
      So 3 things I love the most about the Stuffed tomatoes recipe is 1. TUNA! 2. LOTS OF VEGGIES! 3. It’s CHEAP! One thing I must note here before I get into this awesome recipe is that I am not buying organic everything though I probably should be, but if you live on a dream chasing budget or feeding 6 kids sometimes you have to take the industry “fresh” veggies (refer to the documentary Food Inc.) over frozen boxed to many ingredients to try to understand food to feel like you are getting at least something that started out food and ended up on the shelf still somewhat…
  • Paleo Diet for the Newbe (That is ME! & MAYBE YOU!)

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    O.k. So a couple weeks digging in and learning of the Paleo “diet” and I am starting to get it figured out. It can seem a bit overwhelming to start with though once I read like one or two articles I decided that I was in. Healthy?  √ Loss wieght? um yes √ feel better as a whole? sign me up! √ Heres the background on why I was even looking and why this website is about to get exciting: When I met Sam, we were both some what healthy (or so I thought), excersising on a regular and not eating out all the time. I think he probably ate more restuarunt food then me cause really…
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  • ‘Scandal’ Season 4, Episode 6 Recap: Olivia Tries To Save ‘An Innocent Killer’

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    It is time to head back into the scandalous hot seat that is Scandal we open with live swimming and trying to outrun the memories she is having of her with her various lovers. The first flashes we have are with Jake and the next is with Fitz and they continue to flip back and forth throughout this session. I think it is time for Liv to make up her mind, when she comes up out of the pool her Father is there and says my God Olivia wake up. This causes her to wake up from her dream. Abby as it turns out, stayed overnight, perhaps we will now see mending between them. Liv turns out called the…
  • 10 Californians Tried To Pronounce Upstate New York City Names

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    In this video produced by the real estate blog Movoto, they asked 10 Californians who we thought were pretty smart to say these Upstate New York city names. And, well, let’s just say they bit off a little more than they could chew. But we’ll cut them some slack—attempting to pronounce “Coxsackie” with a straight face is not for the faint of heart. Every syllable of these guys’ epic fails is hilarious. The post 10 Californians Tried To Pronounce Upstate New York City Names appeared first on Netloid.
  • Recap of National Theater Live Frankenstein starring Jeremy Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    National Theater live due to popular demand brought back the performance that was recorded of Frankenstein starring Jeremy Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch just in time for the Halloween showing. The Director took the brilliant step of having the idea to have both leads play both title roles. What to say is during one performance Jermey Lee Miller would play The Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch would play Victor Frankenstein on the next night they would swap roles. This reviewer saw the performance in which Jeremy Lee Miller was the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch was Victor…
  • Tired Of The Online Abuse, Cat Killer Commits Suicide

    Daniel Lebofsky
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    A 24 year old French man who had previously been accused and sentenced for cruelly torturing and killing a cat has committed suicide. According to the narrative as presented by the French media, he was driven to suicide by a constant stream of online hostility and disgust that was pouring into his Facebook on a daily basis. On May 16th of 2013, brothers Jordany, Senot, and Adrien Bigoin got together with their friend Robin Marcheras for a night of drinking in a local park in the city of Vouziers. As they were imbibing and becoming more and more intoxicated, they were approached by a stray…
  • Exclusive Tour inside the Operating Theatre of Breast Implants, Liposuction, Botox, Laser Peels, Lip and Wrinkle Fillers,

    Joseph Sheldon
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    The ‘You Exposed’ series explores topical social issues by telling the fascinating real-life stories of people going through their own amazing journeys of self-discovery.  This episode – ‘Plastic Fantastic’ – introduces us to a group of women who are all undergoing various types of cosmetic surgery, and takes us right into the operating theatre along with them. Sick of ‘surfboard’ taunts about her flat chest, Tamara, 32, is travelling to Malaysia to have her breasts enlarged, along with her best friend Chantelle. The two always promised they’d get the procedure done…
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Friday Faves: Roundup of Clever Halloween Book Page Crafts

    Tenae Stewart
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Happy Halloween, lovely ghouls!! A quick and Pinteresting roundup today of some very clever Halloween crafts made from our favorite material: recycled book pages. It’s amazing what you can do with some scraps, string and tape so if you’re frantically trying to find some easy, last-minute decorations for tonight’s party, look no further than these fantastic links. Book Page Pumpkin, At the Picket Fence DIY Halloween Book Page Pennant Garland, Rook No. 17 Ghostly Book Pop-Ups, Better Homes & Gardens DIY Paper Pomanders, Smarty Had a Party Mr. and Mrs. O’Lantern,…
  • Throwback Thursday: Halloween 1995

    Tenae Stewart
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Little me as a pumpkin for Halloween, 1995! My mom set up a makeshift photo studio in our hallway with black fabric and snapped some pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself) Halloween shots. I wouldn’t be surprised if she made the pumpkin costume too! Filed under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
  • 24 Literary Character Halloween Costume Ideas

    Tenae Stewart
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to my epic roundup of literary character Halloween costumes! Everyone from Alice to Valjean to Tom Sawyer, these are some intriguing, original inspirations. What literary character do you plan to be this Halloween? (And please share if you tackle any of these costumes – I want to see pictures!) Alice, Alice in Wonderland (Karine Minzon Wilson, Polyvore) The Basics: Blue and white dress, Mary Janes, clock necklace Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina (Sarah Perello, Polyvore) The Basics: Modest ball gown, fur coat Arwen, The Lord of the Rings (The Dream Team, Polyvore) The Basics: Velvet…
  • Friday Faves: Halloween Accessories on Etsy

    Tenae Stewart
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Etsy is a haven for holiday goods and Halloween is no exception. From jewelry to costumes to elaborate masks, you’ll find whatever spooky thing you’re looking for on there. But what if you’re just looking for some quieter accessories to dress up for the season without going all out? Here are a few great Etsy finds to help you get there! Top Left: Moon iPhone Case, Arete Top Right: Ouija Board Necklace, Kruel Intentions Bottom Left: The Merriest Witch Watch Locket, Meluseena Bottom Right: Zombie Apocalypse Field Bag, Bucktoothed BunnyFiled under: Friday Favorites, Regular…
  • The Ultimate Guide to an Unconventional Book Club: Dracula Halloween Party

    Tenae Stewart
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s almost All Hallows and you know what that means: snazzy Halloween parties! Even better, Halloween themed book club parties. This one revolves around the ever-classic Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and is an elegant, grown-up kind of Halloween night. Full of frights but never tacky! Keep the decorations to a minimum, opting for mixed metals layered on burgundy tablecloths for Old World elegance straight out of Transylvania. Start with this fabulous gold metal tray from Glitter & Bow and add your own touches from there. This Midnight Mule from The Gouda Life includes root beer, cognac…
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  • Colorful Illustrations by Natalie Foss

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
     The striking colors of Norwegian artist, Natalie Foss’ illustrations are made with color pencils and  paper. The post Colorful Illustrations by Natalie Foss appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Japanese artist Yusuke Asai made this giant dirt mural with different shades of mud collected in the Houston area.   The post Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Awesome Illustrations by Alfonso Ebola

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    These illustrations by Alfonso Ebola are a combination of drawing and digital art. Ebola is very conscious of incorporating surreal and powerful inspirational elements in his work, denoting a triumph of spirit.   The post Awesome Illustrations by Alfonso Ebola appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • A Look at the Minimalist Art Movement

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Minimalist art is a style of art characterized by the pairing down of visual elements. This style began in the New York and became and important part of the American visual arts of the early 1960s. Minimalist art is a reaction to abstract expressionism and attempts to remove the elements of self expression, illusion, metaphor and emotion from the art. The goal was to create art that was solely a visual experience. Abstract geometric shapes are the main feature of minimalist art. Inspiration for minimalist art comes from a variety of artists including Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Georgio…
  • Ultra Realistic Still Life Drawings

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    These ultra realistic still life drawings were done with pencil by French artist, Alexandre Granger. The post Ultra Realistic Still Life Drawings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Pia Mancini, DemocracyOS

    Maren Maier
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Pia Mancini of DemocracyOS on why we must upgrade democracy for the digital ageThe internet has changed our lives on every level, from the way we consume to how we share culture and communicate with others. But according to Pia Mancini and her colleagues, the internet has failed to transform one key area of our lives: the political process. Their new open-source mobile platform, DemocracyOS hopes to bring ordinary citizens inside the legislative process and back candidates that will listen to them in the hopes of upgrading democracy for the digital age.  In this TED Talk, Pia…
  • Kate Watts, Huge

    Maren Maier
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Huge, the digital design firm behind shares how they help governments provide better communication to citizensIn 2011, the Brooklyn-headquartered digital design agency Huge won a contract to redesign the City of New York’s official website, Since its launch in 2013, the new is not only lauded as a shape-shifting public web platform – the first responsive multi-device government site in the country - it has also become a beacon for cities who seek to usher public services into the new digital age. Out of Huge’s Washington, D.C. office, the agency works with a…
  • Patrick Stevenson Keating, Reciprociti Bank

    Maren Maier
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Reciprociti Bank reimagines how we might use the banking process to positively shape societyBritish designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating, founder of Studio PSK takes on the financial system in his new work commissioned by the Design Museum. This year’s residency program featuring four up and coming designers focuses on the theme of disruption. In Reciprociti Bank, Stevenson-Keating reimagines a banking process that encourages users to think more about their purchases.  "We have a very rigid view of economics, money and finance I think," Stevenson-Keating told Dezeen. "It's a system we…
  • Eric Liu, Citizen University

    Maren Maier
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Via TEDEric Liu of Citizen University runs Aspen Institute's new program on American Citizenship. In his TED Talk from 2013, Liu posits that far too many Americans are illiterate in power. Those few who know how to use it disproportionately to influence the democratic system. As a civic educator, he believes in the importance of making "civics sexy again, as sexy as it was during the American Revolution and the Civil Rights Movement." This video explains how we can once again create and sustain strong creative citizenship in America.  Unfortunately, current trends of rising inequality…
  • The Fargo Project, Rabanus Park Basin

    Maren Maier
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Fargo, ND city planners use creative platemaking to re-think water infrastructure as public spaceUnlike most places in the United States, the City of Fargo, North Dakota is essentially flat. This topography creates perpetual problems, flooding the urban center even with modest rainfall and the typical spring snowmelt. When the nearby Red River Valley crests above its banks, as it did in 2000, the city is also forced to deal with the financial and human costs of a major flood catastrophe. In response, the city built a series of 20 drainage basins over the last decade to protect its urban…
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  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • Calling a Cambulance: the Desert’s Answer to Emergency Services

    Alex Durham
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In developed countries, an ambulance can reach the scene of a medical emergency in a matter of minutes, with first world innovations and infrastructure saving millions of lives. But what about the isolated regions of the third world, particularly vast, arid deserts? With churning sandstorms, the defiance of seasonal drought, no road access and abject poverty, ploughing a large van armed with life support equipment to someone in need is rarely an option; medical care often cannot be delivered on time, and many people die as a result. Some of the world’s deficiently developed nations…
  • An Interview with Happa

    Navz Sangwan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Leeds based Samir Alikhanizadeh, aka Happa, has been making waves in the UK underground scene with his bass heavy, industrial techno music. And aside from all the enthusiastic conversations he’s happened to stir throughout the music community (Four Tet, Mary Anne Hobbs and James Blake are endorsing him!), people are talking about his age. He’s only 16, but don’t let it distract you from his music! It’s quite a forceful and ominous presence, with the stomach punching bass lines that help to create a violent and gritty resonance. Then comes the calm after the storm:…
  • Weekend Recommendation: Simple Things Festival 2014, Bristol

    Alex Durham
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 24th October, with their opening party featuring a live set from one of our favourites, Caribou, along with Canadian Hyperdub songstress, Jessy Lanza. Spanning 12 stages, Saturday’s line-up brings together garage rockers Black Lips, the ever-changing Liars, and post-rock veterans Mogwai, with the likes of dance punk duo Death From Above 1979. Other artists on the bill include lo-fi bedroom…
  • Film Review: Gone Girl

    Jordan Dean
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens Plot: After returning home on Valentine’s Day, Nick (Affleck) finds his wife Amy (Pike) missing; there is evidence of a struggle. Following a police investigation and flashbacks through Amy’s diary, Nick becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Review: David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thrilling best-selling novel of the same name. Gone Girl could have easily found its way…
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  • 10 Great Erotic Horror Movies

    Martyn Conterio
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Warning: This article includes explicit content (violence and sexual references). Viewer discretion is advised. Georges Bataille, the art theorist, author and surrealist provocateur, once stated that eroticism is a form of psychological quest. “The human spirit is prey to the most astounding impulses,” he noted. Horror films can be seen as the battleground between the...
  • Halloween and Gothic Fashion Photography

    Christopher Smail
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Warning: This article contains explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised. The Gothic look and the Halloween season can be a great source of inspiration for fashion photographers and stylists. As the dark nights get ever darker, it is the time of year to enjoy Victorian ghost stories and trashy horror flicks to escape the grey,...
  • 5 Meaty Cannibal Movies

    Martyn Conterio
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Warning:Warning: This article contains explicit content (violence references). Viewer discretion is advised. Whispered tales of gore and recounted stories of cannibalism have been with us since human culture began, in a variety of forms. Cinema, however, a more recent-ish medium, has offered servings of butchered flesh in a buffet of bloody movies. The rise of...
  • Drawings of Mysterious Wooden People

    Adriana de Barros
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The first three images are part of a series titled “Wood People,” which David Cristobal explains that “looking at the lines of a tree can tell you a lot about its life”; so the same goes for people. Each facial expression, wrinkle, scar… can say much about a person from their personality to possible struggles...
  • Follow the Rope to Eternity

    Christopher Smail
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. Award-winning Polish photographer Leszek Paradowski knows how to compose and shoot a dramatic image. His portfolio is full of breathtaking and powerful photographs, ones which make full use of the beauty of his homeland. There is so much wonder on display in the way his human...
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  • Art porn | episode 9 | Chloe Roach

    James Fenwick
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    “I’d like to say I’m proud of the work I produce but the fact is I’m a glutton for punishment, and the satisfaction of finishing a piece is only momentary. Being an artist for me is a bit like being an addict; it’s all about the anticipation and has nothing to do with the outcome. No matter how many people tell you how great the finished article is, it’s almost as if their complements are coming a little too late.” – Chloe Roach.    It’s a celestial statement which is talked about by many creatives. The whole argument behind why we spend our time…
  • Art porn | episode 8 | Garreth Gibson

    James Fenwick
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Today we’re looking at Garreth Gibson, a freelance illustrator/designer from the Humber region. Garreth’s work is thick with character’s and scenarios straight out of contemporary noir fiction, brimming with hard-boiled persona with hint’s of heavy Miller-esque inks and tones.   In his own words…   “My art normally consists of black and white ink and minimal colour, the reason for this is that I prefer most things in black and white (graphic novels, films). I also love the simple process of pen to paper and seeing the illustration take shape in…
  • Art porn | episode 7 | Mr Joe Johnson

    James Fenwick
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Meet Mr Joe, muralist, painter, illustrator, artist, all-round good guy and everything in-between. To be honest, probably trying to label him won’t do any good, as he’s pretty much covered a lot of different areas (check out his store for clothing and prints), yet his work aberrantly stands out.   Ranging from spontaneous ethereal mandala-like patterns to transcendental forms creating characters which could be straight out of something by Carlton Mellick III, Joe creates scenes which are heavy in detail and drenched in psychedelia, all with a great DIY vibe.  …
  • Art porn | episode 6 | Vicky Green

    James Fenwick
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The word quirky get’s thrown around a lot when pigeonholing certain types of illustration work…   So instead, welcome to the “idiosyncratic” world Vicky Green, a peculiar sideshow of ragtag characters all existing in their own bizarre Mardi Gras of freakish characteurisms and outlandish goings on. When describing her ideas…   ” It’s the hand in hand of the grotesque as fun and entertaining that I tend to look for when I do my work. I think it is because Britain has quite a dark humour, so there are always stories and images whether in the news…
  • Give me a webcam and a sandwich. re: tips for new let’s players

    Stephen Baxter
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    I’m not a big fan of films. This year I have been to the cinema to see Guardians of The Galaxy, The Lego Movie (not through my own choice might I add) and What If. On top of that, I can’t even remember any films that I have watched on a DVD or online. I just can’t seem to bring myself to care about films in anyway shape or form.It’s the same with TV because the only things I watch are Judge Judy and Dr Who. Judy because she’s on nearly every afternoon when I return home from work and want to chill; and Dr Who because I’m cool and shut up, don’t you judge me on my tastes.  …
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Coracinus

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Illustration I did for Black Cloud, “Coracinus” mixed media, 2014.
  • Zombie Lisa

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    “Zombie Lisa” Mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • “Zonic” – Zombified Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog

    12 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Sonic Zombie Apocalypse is coming! Ever wonder what Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog would look like zombified? Check out Zonic! Well, here’s your chance my friend. I call this illustration appropriately “Zonic.” Join the Zonic team by purchasing a one of a kind art print, available here! Don’t be too slow, Zonic has a speeding appetite for brains. Each print is signed, dated, and Zonic approved. We are positive it will bring happiness to your life for years to come.
  • Kundalini Syndrome

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    16″ x 20″ “Kundalini Syndrome” mixed media illustration, 2014.
  • Ent’s Bark

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    “Ent’s Bark” Mixed media illustration, 2014.
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