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  • Our Man in Berlin

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    In a Marsden Hartley painting beats the dark heart of the twentieth century. The thin slice of globe-trotting work from 1913-1915 presaged some of the most ecstatic and iconic tropes to come. In a Marsden Hartley painting is the synthetic seed of Pollock’s urgency and John’s cool, detached symbology. Both men seemed to filch from Hartley’s rainbow palette, alternately whipped into creamy pastels or shot through with matte, inky blacks. The brief period straddling the outbreak of World War I that is the whole of this show covers three distinct styles from these three crucial…
  • Kathryn Maple wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

    MAKING A MARK
    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014Fatboys Diner by Kathryn Maple88cm x 64cm (dimensions from her website) Kathryn Maple, age 25, has won the £10,000 first prize in the Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reception Review: Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition and Pierre Leclerc, 28 August 2014

    Agora Art Gallery Blog
    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The reception for Agora Gallery’s annual Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition was an astounding spectacle, as the gallery is currently exhibiting the work of 32 winning artists, selected from over a thousand submissions. The art represents the labor of real masters of their craft, featuring painters, illustrators, sculptors, and photographers. Most exciting, the collections, often experimental, theoretical, or ironic, reflect trends of the some of the world’s greatest emerging artists. Concurrent with this exhibition is Lest We Forget, a solo show for Montreal artist…
  • Against “Against [X]”

    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog
    Onajide Shabaka
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Against “Against [X]”: “Against Transparency, Against Interpretation, Against Love: Has the popular posture of cranky provocation lost its edge?…” more (Via Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate.)
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Art News Blog
    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
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  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
  • Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

    Dion
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured.. I think the Chinese authorities should have confiscated his…
  • Having Thick Skin Always Helps

    Dion
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    I’m not sure if this post is going anywhere, but I was just thinking about how many extra layers of skin I have had to grow over the years to be able to deal with life. As an artist you have to be able to deal with criticism or you should never let anyone see your work, ever. As a business owner you have to be able to deal with rude customers. As a blogger publishing opinions online you have to deal with those who don’t like your opinions. As a person you have to deal with LIFE. Life is hard if you live it with thin skin. It throws everything at you and expects you to deal with it…
  • Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner Interiors

    Dion
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner will be showing at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan, Australia. It’s two separate exhibitions by the artist. ‘Price of Oil’ looks at more environmental and political issues while ‘Presence and Absence’ looks at human spaces and interiors. So the politics may make you mad, but the welcoming interiors will give you a space to think and relax. Lets look at some of Edwin’s interiors.. I just want to share his interior paintings, which may or may not be in the Queanbeyan exhibition. See gallery details at the bottom of the post. Edwin…
  • 10 Sketchy Police Sketches

    Dion
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Things are probably easier now with computer software but I couldn’t think of a more challenging job than a police sketch artist. Some of the ‘artists’ below should think about finding less challenging careers as this one doesn’t seem to be working out for them. Something not involving portrait sketches or anything at all to do with art would be more appropriate Here’s ten sketchy police sketches.. funny, weird, scary, sad, and bad portraits.. Believe or not, Bolivian police caught this murder suspect because of the sketch. This knife attack suspect in Canada…
 
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  • Ruin Value: Sammlung Boros (The Boros Collection) in Berlin

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    “Time turns metaphors into things” – Robert Smithson Ruins are often untouchable spaces. The ruin embodies architecture as memory; the site is a host to ghosts, standing half-formed and half-alive as specters from the past, "unregulated" and with "no present function,"[1]—an artifact, as some would say, that transforms the symbolic into the concrete. The influence of the past invades potential futures of the space, so much so that the ruin is trapped in time, a cycle that Robert Smithson attributes as belonging to the “non-historical past."[2] Yet the ruin…
  • Naked Ladies and More

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    With the world reeling from recent global events that have severly impacted on our collective conscience—the barrage of scenes of manmade destruction, death, and disaster a vivid testimony of the dark side of humanity—visiting The Human Factor at Hayward Gallery was oddly cathartic. Of course, the curators were not prophets, but in bringing together twenty-five years of sculpture through twenty-five artists they have created a perspicacious and timely exhibition that reflects on something primordial: the beauty, the hilarity, and the awfulness of being human. Crudely, the…
  • From Classic Painting to Graffuturism: Poesia, Reflexive, at the Shooting Gallery

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Beyond his individual work, artist Poesia has made a huge impact on the world of graffiti. As the founder of the site Graffuturism.com, the artist launched a movement that resulted in group shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Paris. In San Francisco, he recently curated the show A Major Minority, which showcased the work of more than 100 artists from more than 18 countries. In both his curatorial work and his style, the artist continues to inspire budding talents in the graffiti and street art spheres. Poesia, Death of Marat, Mixed media collage, 7.5x9.5in.; Courtesy of the artist &…
  • Too Much Van Gogh: A journey from 3D to 2D and back again

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There’s some buzz in New York this summer because all seventeen of the Met’s van Gogh paintings are on view together for the first time in over ten years. That’s nice, though an abundance of van Gogh paintings isn’t something that preoccupies us too much here in Amsterdam. In fact, right now we’ve got too many—including quite a few of the ones currently installed at the Met. Packed wall-to-wall in the basement of the Beurs van Berlage these days are some two hundred digitally “re-created” paintings amassed under the modest title: Van Gogh: The…
  • Our Man in Berlin

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    In a Marsden Hartley painting beats the dark heart of the twentieth century. The thin slice of globe-trotting work from 1913-1915 presaged some of the most ecstatic and iconic tropes to come. In a Marsden Hartley painting is the synthetic seed of Pollock’s urgency and John’s cool, detached symbology. Both men seemed to filch from Hartley’s rainbow palette, alternately whipped into creamy pastels or shot through with matte, inky blacks. The brief period straddling the outbreak of World War I that is the whole of this show covers three distinct styles from these three crucial…
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  • Battleships for the super rich

    Regine
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Vincent Debanne sets the scene of contemporary naumachia in well-known playgrounds for luxury yachts: the bays of Antibes and of St-Tropez in France. Using image manipulation, the Battleship photo series provides a surprisingly realistic commentary on some of our world's current economic, social and political issues continue
  • Now is always a good time to protest

    Regine
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders continue
  • Book review: 100 Ideas that Changed the Web

    Regine
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Fully illustrated with images of early computing equipment and the inside story of the online world's movers and shakers, the book explains the origins of the Web's key technologies, such as hypertext and mark-up language, the social ideas that underlie its networks, such as open source, and creative commons, and key moments in its development, such as the movement to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later ideas look at the origins of social networking and the latest developments on the Web, such as The Cloud and the Semantic Web continue
  • Anecdotal radiations, the stories surrounding nuclear armament and testing programs

    Regine
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    All that is documented here is true, but seems to be from a work of bad fiction. We find stories of contaminated ministers, bombs lost and never found, the invention of the bikini, the power struggles between colonial powers and local populations, vaporized chickens, etc. continue
  • Strange Weather: alien flowers in the Arctic, raindrop that floats in mid-air and jellyfish snacks for all

    Regine
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    By bringing together works by artists, designers, scientists, meteorologists and engineers STRANGE WEATHER asks questions such as: Should human culture be reshaped to fit strange weather or should we reshape weather to fit our strange culture? Who is going to take advantage of climate chaos and how will strange weather benefit me? How will you choose to work, celebrate, live and die when weather gets weird? continue
 
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  • Celebrating Labor Day with Ralph Fasanella

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    American Art's exhibition Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget will open at the American Folk Art Museum in his home city of New York on September 2, 2014, celebrating both the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth as well as the soul of Labor Day as an American holiday of commemoration and honor. Folk and self-taught art curator, Leslie Umberger, writes about the artist and his connection to the ideas intrinsic to Labor Day. Ralph Fasanella, McCarthy Era Garden Party, 1954, oil on canvas, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York and the Estate of Ralph Fasanella. ©1954, Estate of Ralph Fasanella The…
  • Art Conservation: A Look Inside Pio Casimiro Bacener's Autorretrato

    Chris
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Pamela Johnson is a second-year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur Art Conservation Program at the University of Delaware. She recently completed an eight-week internship in the Lunder Conservation Center's paintings laboratory and specializing in paintings conservation. While at the American Art Museum, Ms. Johnson focused on a number of projects and shares her favorite with us below. Left: Pio Casimiro Bacener's Autorretrato. Right: X-radiograph of Autorretrato. During my eight weeks here at the Lunder, I have gotten to know a number of paintings in the Smithsonian American Art Collection. I…
  • Luce Design Series: Five Questions with Tanis Gray, Knitwear Designer

    Jeff
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This Saturday, August 23rd, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Luce Foundation Center's Design Series will host a talk by Tanis Gray, local knitwear designer and publisher of numerous knitting books. Public programs coordinator, Katie Crooks, had a chance to talk with Tanis about her work. Tanis Gray. Two-time National winner of the DAR American Heritage Committee's Women in the Arts Awards for fiber arts, author of numerous books including Capitol Knits, Knit Local, winner of a gold IPPY Award, Cozy Knits, and Knitting Architecture & 3 Skeins or Less. She is also a host on PBS's Knitting…
  • Plastics in Pop Art Prints

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Curatorial assistant, Nina Williams writes about the use of plastics in Pop Art printmaking. Our exhibition Pop Art Prints is on display until August 31, 2014. In one of the most famous scenes from the 1967 film The Graduate, Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman), anxiously greets a flurry of guests at his college graduation party. Among them is a man who takes Benjamin aside to offer his unsolicited advice. He says, "I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Plastics. There is a great future in plastics." Nearly fifty years later, that statement has certainly proven to be true. Just…
  • Picture This: Dowager in a Wheelchair by Philip Evergood

    Jeff
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Philip Evergood's Dowager in a Wheelchair If you haven't seen American Art's exhibition Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Collection, it's time do come on down to the museum. The show closes this Sunday, August 17. Following World War II, with the accent of Abstract Expressionism, still life painter, Sara Roby encouraged artists to make figurative work. In 1952 she created a foundation to purchase and exhibit this work. After Roby's death in 1986, her foundation donated the work to the American Art Museum. The show includes seventy paintings and sculptures from the collection.
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  • Sabrina Ratté’s Stripe Clouds

    Corinna Kirsch
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Like a TV screen gone kaput. Like a poison-filled horizon. Like a …? I don’t know what’s going on in this GIF exactly, but I like the haziness of it; that stands in contrast to so many of the hard-edge GIFs we typically see. Thanks, Sabrina Ratté
  • Disney and Despotism: Why Governments Buy North Korean Art

    Henry Kaye
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    An image of the African Renaissance Monument, which was constructed by North Korea’s Mansudae Art Studio in Dakar, Senegal In Pyongyang, North Korea, a significant portion of government money is spent on upholding a national image. There’s a colossal hotel under construction to showcase the country’s prosperity, and due to costs, it can’t be finished. There’s a complex system of roads to give the city a feeling of modernity, but due to a shortage of oil, there are barely any cars. It’s no coincidence, then, that North Korea has honed its ability to cheaply construct…
  • Tuesday Links: The Biggest Problem With Chelsea

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Part three of Paddy Johnson’s GIF history is out and it’s a doozy. This section focuses on Tumblr alone. [Artnet] Libertarian-leaning Grover Norquist went to Burning Man and he loves it; the Playa is like “old-fashioned, Main Street Republicanism.” [Daily Intelligencer] If you feel like looking at pictures, you can do that with this link. Laika, the first dog sent into space by the Soviets, was also something of a pop star in her own right: portraits of the pooch featured on matchbooks, postcards, and candy tins. [The Guardian] The block of Orchard and Houston has been bought by…
  • Really Expensive GIF Now on Sale at Ebay

    Paddy Johnson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    “Balloon Dog Deflated” by Michael Green The price of GIFs is going up. Nicolas Sassoon’s GIF “Waterfall 6″ sold for $1,300 at the Paddles On! auction last year. Now, artist Michael Green hopes to beat that price on ebay, starting his Jeff Koons homage—a balloon dog GIF excerpted from his luxury.obj series—at $2,000. The artist lists the retail at $5,800, a reference to the $58 million dollar Koons dog auction price at Christie’s last year and writes in a statement below the piece that the purchase of this GIF would be “historic”. Why?
  • Brandon Blommaert’s “Inside Out Face With Zuul Like Glow”

    Corinna Kirsch
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The speed of this GIF is incredible: it whooshes left to right, without any metronome-like regularity. So it’s kind of like listening to someone play piano in 4/4 rhythm, but who breaks with that regularity every several notes. Just because they can, and because they know how. Originally this GIF was part of the Wrong Biennial. Though the GIFs on that site have been removed, you can still see Yoshi Sodeoka’s Plan 9 Channel 12 Pavilion here.
 
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  • How to Improve Your Slide Submissions for Juries

    Alyson Stanfield
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the sessions at the Arts Festival Conference in Portland, sponsored by ZAPP, was “Public Portfolio Critique.” A mock jury of 6 people sat at the front of four screens in a large room. One at a time, artists’ slide presentations were projected as they might be in a slide jurying situation. The jurors offered valuable feedback for each set that was projected, and I took loads of notes. Here’s what I learned. Most of these notes are from the jurors, but I’ve thrown in some of my own observations. Patty Hankins’ booth shot for Beautiful Flower Pictures.   You have 20…
  • Capture Attention with a Whisper

    Alyson Stanfield
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Steve Cranford, Creative Chairman of the New York agency WHISPER, was my guest in the Art Biz Incubator last week. When I asked him in the interview why in the world a marketing firm would be called WHISPER instead of SHOUT, he replied: “The most important information you can share is whispered one-on-one.” The most important information you can share is whispered one-on-one.Click To Tweet Think about it. When you take out an ad or post to your blog and social media sites, you are broadcasting to the world. You would love it if thousands of people see your message. Because of this…
  • I Recommend These Services for Your Art Business

    Alyson Stanfield
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the beginning months and years of Art Biz Coach, I thought of my services as a one-stop shop. Bad idea. It’s never a good idea to try to be everything because you then become known for nothing. Over the years, I have learned to work to my strengths, which include helping artists with foundational marketing pieces like building mailing lists, nurturing relationships, and improving professional presentation. Artists usually begin with my Art Biz Bootcamp before we get into a private client relationship that helps them personalize their strategies. In addition, I am very good at helping…
  • It’s All About Your Mailing List

    Alyson Stanfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Michelle, a woman in my mastermind group, marveled at my list size: How did you get that many people on your email list? It was easy for me, I replied, because I understood the value of a list when I started my business. I was fortunate to appreciate the importance of a list due to positions in my past work experience. How I Built My List As an assistant to a U.S. Senator, I came to recognize that my boss’s donor list and my Rolodex (yes, it was that long ago) were the most valuable assets in our office to ensure continued community support. As a museum curator and educator, I knew how much…
  • Notes From an Artist Lecture

    Alyson Stanfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014. Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site. There is so much wisdom here that I’ve decided to share them in their raw form. Enough time has passed since I first heard these words that I hope I am honoring Doug’s intent. What The Artist Said It’s difficult to wear the title artist. I prefer the title builder. I seek to build community and friendships.
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  • Rhizome Today

    Michael Connor
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Leigh Bowery Nude Pics Leaked
  • Somebody: A New Messaging Service by Miranda July

    Lauren Cornell
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Miranda July's messaging service Somebody is presented as part of First Look, the New Museum's ongoing series of digital projects, now co-curated and copresented by Rhizome. Because the app relies on face-to-face interaction, the New Museum (along with other sites around the world) will serve as a "hotspot" for users of the app.  Miranda July, Somebody, 2014 (still, featuring July). Video, dir. Miranda July. Courtesy the artist and Miu Miu. "Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old." —Miranda July In Miranda July's 1998 experimental video The Amateurist, a young woman with…
  • Vote Now for the Internet Art Microgrants

    Rhizome
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Classic browser-based work Agatha Appears (1997) by Olia Lialina Voting for the five $500 internet art microgrants begins today. Rhizome community members (you'll need to log in to vote) will narrow the 140+ proposals to a list of 20, from which our (to be announced soon) special guest juror will award five microgrants. Each voter will have three votes to be apportioned to three separate projects — once you vote for something, it disappears from the list. The proposals are spread out over 19 pages, but their order randomizes with each voter. As we've noted before, the proposals were…
  • Artist Profile: Femke Herregraven

    Lucy Chinen
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies Screen capture from Femke Herregraven, Taxodus (video game, 2013). LC: The most publicized of your works is Taxodus, a online game for tax evasion. At the time, you made the game as a way to materialize and map out what you call "a geography of avoidance"—a study of the obfuscatory strategies used by the finance industry that emphasizes their reshaping of space, place and nationhood. Is the game a realistic simulation? Is it…
  • NewHive: A "Blank Canvas" for the Super-Feed

    Harry Burke
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Screenshot of booty by ana carrete from NewHive. NewHive is a new service for creative expression online. Founded by Zach Verdin, Cara Buccifero, Andrew Sorkin (who later left the company), and Abram Clark in Seattle, the company launched in private beta in November 2011 with the public launch in 2012. The website describes itself as a "blank canvas" for expression on the web, offering users a drag-and-drop interface to construct anything they like, within the confines of a browser.  This year has seen certain communities gravitate towards the site, with the new issue of poetry journal Pop…
 
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • The Commission, Part 6

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    The next step has been to paint the decanter. I'm not entirely satisfied with the depth of color on it; I think it will need to be corrected with a glaze when dry.
  • The Commission, Part 5

    Jeffrey Hayes
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    I generally like to let a background dry before work on the body of the painting. Now that it has fully dried, I've begun the meat of the project.I think of this stage as a first pass, though in reality I'm trying to get it as finished as possible. There are several steps (glazes and touch-ups) that can only be done once the first pass is dry to the touch.The sesame seeds sprinkled on the top of the bread were especially fun to paint.
  • The Commission, Part 4

    Jeffrey Hayes
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Background.One of the traditional rules of oil painting is to work from the background to the foreground. While this doesn't always make sense, it usually does, and this painting is no exception. The background in this case is a solid black. While I have several blacks available, for large unvaried passages like this, I like to use Ivory Black. It has a beauty, depth, and glow to it that the other black pigments seem to lack, and it gives some liveliness even to a background area.Unfortunately, it's strength is also a weakness; it's a transparent paint. Even as I was laying in the…
  • Commission, Part 3

    Jeffrey Hayes
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    The Drawing.At this point I lay in the composition as a light sketch on the panel (due to glare, it's not particularly easy to see in the above image).This sketch is purely functional - it makes no effort to actually be an artistic drawing; I don't attempt to vary the line, define volume, or give depth. I'm simply placing the outlines of the objects and indicating a few salient details. Above all, I want to keep the sketch light so there's no chance it will ever show through subsequent layers of paint.In some of the more complicate passages, like the design on the bowl above, I'll lay in some…
  • The Commission, Part 2

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

    tom moody
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    screencapture of Joel Cook tile piece, saved as a GIF
  • animated GIF Q and A (3)

    tom moody
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Patrick is working on a master's thesis on animated GIF art and sent these questions. When and why did you start making animated GIFs? What is/was your main motivation behind choosing GIF for your works? The art I was showing in New York City in the late 1990s was made with a simple paint program (Microsoft Paintbrush, later called Paint). I was printing out elements such as spheres, concentric circles, and stick-and-ball molecule diagrams, and making collages with the prints. In the early 2000s I was showing this work on my blog, and at the same time started making patterns using basic HTML…
  • Surge Molecule 3

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Surge Molecule 3, 2014, photocopies, linen tape 13 X 12 inches
  • The Limited Collection launches today

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    I have some work in a show organized by La Scatola Gallery (based in London, Berlin, and the internet). Curators Rozsa Zita Farkas and Valentina Fois asked 33 artists each to submit a GIF. A new GIF will be displayed each day on Tumblr over the next month and then the GIFs will be taken down and archived in a limited edition version to be sold by La Scatola (details TBA). The GIFs will continue to circulate on the internet and elsewhere, depending on whim and circumstance, thus avoiding the public relations gaffe of "taking the GIF offline so the collector can have it locally" (which one…
  • zucchini grab

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    enlarged version of GIF posted by frankhats
 
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • Tossa Studio

    Dennis
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
  • Making and Breaking

    Dennis
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Making and Breaking 2014 #467 46x30cm...
  • hard to say no

    Dennis
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    http://www.dennishollingsworth.us/archives/003103.html#more 2014 #466 46x30cm...
  • the aftermath

    Dennis
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    the aftermath 2014 #465 150x120cm...
  • Rocio

    Dennis
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Jose and Manolo host an annual party at their house in Tossa de Mar, "To honor our friends to the South", as Jose announced at the start of the evening... and to venerate the El Virgin de El Rocio....
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • Against “Against [X]”

    Onajide Shabaka
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Against “Against [X]”: “Against Transparency, Against Interpretation, Against Love: Has the popular posture of cranky provocation lost its edge?…” more (Via Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate.)
  • As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, ‘Deaccession’ Is The Art World’s Dirty Word

    Onajide Shabaka
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, ‘Deaccession’ Is The Art World’s Dirty Word: ‘Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum’s collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

    Onajide Shabaka
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself: “When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • Former Miami Dade College art teacher, artist Bob Huff dies at 69

    Onajide Shabaka
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Robert “Bob” Huff used his knowledge of architecture and his passion for tools to create sculptures, three-dimensional canvases and other pieces of art.: “Huff, who was a prominent figure on Miami’s art scene for decades — for his work and his role as a former professor and chairman of the art department at Miami Dade College — died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.” “He was high-principled and funny and fierce and he gave art a good name,” [Helen Kohen] said, describing Huff as an “old-fashioned tinkerer.” (Via MiamiHerald.com: Visual…
  • Adler Guerrier: el paisaje urbano como termómetro psicosocial

    Onajide Shabaka
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Adler Guerrier: el paisaje urbano como termómetro psicosocial: “En 1967, Amiri Baraka, uno de los poetas y activistas negros más radicales de Estados Unidos (quien falleció en enero de este año) fue condenado a tres años de cárcel porque un jurado lo halló sospechoso de ser ‘participante en la formulación de un complot para encender la chispa de la noche del 13 de julio de 1967’. El cargo, después desestimado, se basaba en un poema de Baraka ( Black People! ).” (Via ElNuevoHerald.com: Artes y Letras.)
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  • Online Teaching Artist Certificate Program Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Become proficient in sharing your talents with others in a way that instructs as well as inspires. Become a certified Teaching Artist. When you complete your coursework at the University of the Arts, you’ll have the knowledge of educational methods necessary to work in schools and community sites. You’ll also have professional teaching skills developed through hands-on experience working alongside master teachers. Learn how to design, implement and manage your own residency as well as the business of being a teaching artist. The Teaching Artist Certificate will also make you more…
  • Are Some Books Too Dark For Children? (Sorry – That’s The Wrong Question!)

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    “If we start categorizing books as appropriate for readers of certain ages, we are running a huge risk of missing wonderful opportunities for discovery and exploration. And children are fantastic at self-policing their own reading.”
  • Public Libraries Mixing New “Secret Sauce” To Get Patrons Through The Door

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    “A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library’s resources to create articles about local history. (One library even has its own farm.) This ferment is attracting patrons; a Pew Internet survey found that these new modes bring in folks who normally shun libraries, typically men and people with limited education.”
  • Tattoo Artists Starting To Assert Their Copyrights With Famous Clients

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    These days, tattoo artists for athletes have started to pay more attention to their rights. And those worries aren’t necessarily frivolous, says Tim Bradley, an intellectual property attorney. He says copyright law is actually very friendly to the artist, and that protections kick in once you’ve shown a “modicum of creativity” in your design and you’ve put it on a “tangible medium.”
  • This Year’s Burning Man Maxes Out

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    “Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in organizers being placed on probation for a second time in three years for violating the limit.”
 
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  • Holbæk Art, Denmark

    John Trippe
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Holbæk Art - an public art event in Denmark which is curated by John Kørner and features new public walls and murals by some of the leading danish contemporary artists HuskMitNavn, Superflex, Kasper Bonnén, Alexander Tovborg, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Jakob Boeskov, Kirstine Roepstorff, Malene Landgreen, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Torben Ribe, Per Mølgaard, Erik Hagens and John Kørner.The plan is that Holbæk Art every two years will invite a new curator which will select danish and international contemporary artists to create public works in Holbæk (Denmark) and the goal is to have around…
  • Urban Nation's Project M/5, Berlin

    John Trippe
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    BERLIN --- Fecal Face contributor Henrik Haven recently got some behind the scenes access to Urban Nation's Project M/5 - 4 times a year Urban Nation invites a group of internationally acclaimed artists to creatively transform the facade and windows of a prominent building in Berlin while it is undergoing change. The art created acts as a creative cocoon, a city canvas, accompanying the modifications happening inside and outside the building.PM/5 is curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine and features a massive mural (and walls) by Eine and window installations by Sickboy,…
  • Jeremy Fish and Walter Benjamin

    John Trippe
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Jeremy Fish - Photo: John Trippe Unless this is your first visit to the site, you know we currently have Jeremy Fish’s “Yesterdays and Tomorrows” here at FFDG. 100 drawings, 4 paintings, 4 laser etchings, and 4 prints celebrate Fish’s last 20 years in San Francisco through a dedicated and painstaking love for this city. But get lost in the humorous, metamorphic imagery and you might miss their historical significance.While the earliest work in the show only dates back to 2002, these drawings encapsulate a history of SF during one of its most volatile and expansive epochs. The long…
  • The Juant w/ David Shillinglaw

    John Trippe
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Our friend, English artist, David Shillinglaw recently returned from "The Jaunt" a travel/ print project by Netherland's based thejaunt.net that produces prints by artists after flying them to new destinations and letting them create an image inspired by their travels. Below are  Shillinglaw's words and photographs of his experiences in the Dutch countryside.“The Jaunt” is an amazing project. The idea is simple; send an artist from one place to another and ask them to make work that responds to that experience. Of course I jumped at the chance. I was given two options and initially…
  • Dennis McNett @Fifty24SF

    John Trippe
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Dennis McNett opened WOLFBAT, a collection of prints and small works last Saturday at Fifty24SF, here in San Francisco. A personal favorite, McNett always produces gnarly images through immaculate prints, and this show certainly fit that bill. Complete with prints, masks, sculptures, and enamel silk screens, this show is a printmaker’s (and skateboarder’s) fantasy. I read an interview with McNett a few years ago where he talked about the energy of a print versus that of a drawing and said that the lines within his prints contain energy because they took energy to create them.
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  • The real story of Saint Patrick

    Mohamed Sesay
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Everyone knows about Saint Patrick — the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland, defeated fierce Druids in contests of magic, and used the shamrock to explain the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish. It’s a great story, but none of it is true. The shamrock legend came along centuries after Patrick’s death, as did the miraculous battles against the Druids. Forget about the snakes — Ireland never had any to begin with. No snakes, no shamrocks, and he wasn’t even Irish. The real story of St. Patrick is much more interesting than the myths. What we know of Patrick’s life…
  • The Wilderness Act of 1964 in historical perspective

    Abbey Lovell
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on 3 September 1964, the Wilderness Act defined wilderness “as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” It not only put 1.9 million acres under federal protection, it created an entire preservation system that today includes nearly 110 million acres across forty-four states and Puerto Rico—some 5% of the land in the United States. These public lands include wildlife refuges and national forests and parks where people are welcome as visitors, but may not take…
  • The US Supreme Court should reverse Wynne – narrowly

    Alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne requires the US Supreme Court to decide whether the US Constitution compels a state to grant an income tax credit to its residents for the out-of-state income taxes such residents pay on out-of-state income. Brian and Karen Wynne live in Howard County, Maryland. As Maryland residents, the Wynnes pay state and county income taxes on their worldwide income. The Maryland income tax statute provides that Maryland residents who pay income taxes to states in which they do not live may credit against their Maryland state income tax liability…
  • Stop and search, and the UK police

    Alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The recent announcement made jointly by the Home Office and College of Policing is a vacuous document that will do little or nothing to change police practice or promote better police-public relations. Let us be clear: objections to police stop and search is not just a little local difficulty, experienced solely in this country. Similar powers are felt to be just as discriminatory throughout North America where it is regarded as tantamount to an offence of ‘driving whilst black’ (DWB). This and other cross-national similarities persist despite differences in the statutory powers upon…
  • How does color affect our way of seeing the world?

    Sara Pinotti
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    There is a study of color perception that has gotten around enough that I would like to devote this post to how I see it, according to my take on whether, and how, language “shapes” thought and creates a “worldview.” The experiment involved the Himba people, and is deliciously tempting for those seeking to show how language creates a way of seeing the world. There are two parts to the experiment. Part One: presented with a group of squares, most of them various shades of green and one of them a robin’s egg-style blue, Himba tended to have a hard time picking out which square was…
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  • São Paulo Prepares for 2014 Bienal

    D. Creahan
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The city of São Paulo is preparing for its 31st Bienal (Biennial) this month in Ibirapuera Park, and hopes for the event are high.  The event boasts an international curator team, fronted by Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and former curator for biennials in Gwangju (2002), Istanbul (2005), Riwaq, Palestine (2007 and 2009) and [...]
  • Grayson Perry Publishes Autobiographical New Book

    D. Creahan
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Artist Grayson Perry’s newest book, Playing to the Gallery, is out this month, tracing the artist’s early development and insights into the practice, inspiration and politics behind his unique work.  ”I firmly believe,” Perry says early in the book, “that anyone is eligible to enjoy art or become an artist – any oik, any prole, [...]
  • Art Market Monitor Publishes Perceptive Take on Detroit Bankruptcy, fate of DIA Collection

    D. Creahan
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Detroit Bankruptcy hearings begin this week, and while some alarmists wring their hands over the fate of the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection, the Art Market Monitor notes a series of indications that the museum collection will likely not find itself on the auction block.  Citing a New York Times article, the site notes [...]
  • BBC Two Commissions Major Documentary on Life of David Hockney

    D. Creahan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    BBC Two has commissioned a feature-length documentary on the life and work of David Hockney, focusing on the life and work of the iconic British painter.  HOCKNEY, as it has been titled, will air next year, and will be made by the same filmmaking team behind the popular Lucian Freud: Painted Life.  “David Hockney stands as [...]
  • Banksy’s New York “Residency” Profiled in HBO Documentary

    D. Creahan
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    This November 17th, HBO will premiere a documentary focusing on Banksy’s monthlog “residency” in New York City, titled Banksy Does New York.  Taking footage uploaded by viewers experiencing the artist’s work firsthand, director Chris Moukarbel has cut together a full-length film, which he calls “a city holding a mirror back up to the artist.”Read more [...]
 
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  • Humorous Action Figure Street Art by Crummy Gummy

    JazJaz
    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

    JazJaz
    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

    JazJaz
    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…
  • Joerg Mandernach's Anamorphic Tape Art Sculpture

    JazJaz
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Joerg Mandernach’s (previously here and here) latest anamorphic tape art sculpture is his brilliant contribution to the "Donaugalerie 2014" sculpture project exhibit. The installation will be on display in the old baggage room in the railway station of the town of Tuttlingen, Germany. The show will have its opening night on July 6 and run till October 19, 2014. You can watch a short video of the optical illusion through which the sculpture comes into being. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • Boba Fett Themed Art Prints by Jonathan Bergeron

    JazJaz
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    Montreal-based artist, Jonathan Bergeron’s surreal Boba Fett themed piece is a great coming together of the artist’s three main influences; graffiti, punk rock  and skateboarding. Only a few more 16” x 20” fine art giclee prints of the awesome painting are available at The People’s Print Shop.  Go get them before they are completely sold out. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Gogo From "Kill Bill" - Art Print Meow! Parody Prints of Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub as Catbus The Daily…
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  • Booooooom Summer (Ender) Mix: “Truly Madly Deeply II”

    Jeff
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Of course now that summer is over I actually get the summer mix, so now it’s a summer ender mix. It actually has nothing to do with summer; this is my version of a club mix. It’s the sequel to this mix, and there’s a lot of bad language (mom). Download it while you can, the FBI removed my last mix from SoundCloud. You can stream and/or download it below. View the whole post: Booooooom Summer (Ender) Mix: “Truly Madly Deeply II” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    Jeff
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Portraits by photographer Rickard Aall. More below. View the whole post: Rickard Aall over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Jiiakuann

    Jeff
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Fashion inspired drawings by Perth-based illustrator Jiiakuann. More below. View the whole post: Jiiakuann over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • “One Of Many” by Photographer Wesley Verhoeve

    Jeff
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Photographer Wesley Verhoeve is traveling across the United States to meet creatives in specific cities, listen to their stories, and capture their portraits. He is visiting 12 cities, spending a week in each, and meeting upwards of 30 creatives every time. The first photo essay has been posted, and it focuses on the creative community in Charleston, South Carolina. See it here.View the whole post: “One Of Many” by Photographer Wesley Verhoeve over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Apolo Cacho

    Jeff
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Drawings by Mexico City-based artist Apollo Cacho. More below. View the whole post: Apolo Cacho over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    2 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras - spherical panorama By Jonas Ginter @j0n4s http://www.jonasginter.de/360-grad-video-mit-6-gopro-kameras/
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  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
  • Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

    Dion
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured.. I think the Chinese authorities should have confiscated his…
  • Having Thick Skin Always Helps

    Dion
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    I’m not sure if this post is going anywhere, but I was just thinking about how many extra layers of skin I have had to grow over the years to be able to deal with life. As an artist you have to be able to deal with criticism or you should never let anyone see your work, ever. As a business owner you have to be able to deal with rude customers. As a blogger publishing opinions online you have to deal with those who don’t like your opinions. As a person you have to deal with LIFE. Life is hard if you live it with thin skin. It throws everything at you and expects you to deal with it…
  • Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner Interiors

    Dion
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner will be showing at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan, Australia. It’s two separate exhibitions by the artist. ‘Price of Oil’ looks at more environmental and political issues while ‘Presence and Absence’ looks at human spaces and interiors. So the politics may make you mad, but the welcoming interiors will give you a space to think and relax. Lets look at some of Edwin’s interiors.. I just want to share his interior paintings, which may or may not be in the Queanbeyan exhibition. See gallery details at the bottom of the post. Edwin…
  • 10 Sketchy Police Sketches

    Dion
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Things are probably easier now with computer software but I couldn’t think of a more challenging job than a police sketch artist. Some of the ‘artists’ below should think about finding less challenging careers as this one doesn’t seem to be working out for them. Something not involving portrait sketches or anything at all to do with art would be more appropriate Here’s ten sketchy police sketches.. funny, weird, scary, sad, and bad portraits.. Believe or not, Bolivian police caught this murder suspect because of the sketch. This knife attack suspect in Canada…
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  • Cultural Politics 10.2: UTOPIAS

    NEWSgrist
    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…
  • Summer update

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Become proficient in sharing your talents with others in a way that instructs as well as inspires. Become a certified Teaching Artist. When you complete your coursework at the University of the Arts, you’ll have the knowledge of educational methods necessary to work in schools and community sites. You’ll also have professional teaching skills developed through hands-on experience working alongside master teachers. Learn how to design, implement and manage your own residency as well as the business of being a teaching artist. The Teaching Artist Certificate will also make you more…
  • Are Some Books Too Dark For Children? (Sorry – That’s The Wrong Question!)

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    “If we start categorizing books as appropriate for readers of certain ages, we are running a huge risk of missing wonderful opportunities for discovery and exploration. And children are fantastic at self-policing their own reading.”
  • Public Libraries Mixing New “Secret Sauce” To Get Patrons Through The Door

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    “A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library’s resources to create articles about local history. (One library even has its own farm.) This ferment is attracting patrons; a Pew Internet survey found that these new modes bring in folks who normally shun libraries, typically men and people with limited education.”
  • Tattoo Artists Starting To Assert Their Copyrights With Famous Clients

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    These days, tattoo artists for athletes have started to pay more attention to their rights. And those worries aren’t necessarily frivolous, says Tim Bradley, an intellectual property attorney. He says copyright law is actually very friendly to the artist, and that protections kick in once you’ve shown a “modicum of creativity” in your design and you’ve put it on a “tangible medium.”
  • This Year’s Burning Man Maxes Out

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    “Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in organizers being placed on probation for a second time in three years for violating the limit.”
 
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  • Dan Tobin Smith's art of useless objects

    Mark Sinclair
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    In July we posted a call for donations on behalf of photographer Dan Tobin Smith: he wanted to create a huge installation out of thousands of unwanted objects. The result, The First Law of Kipple, opens in a couple of weeks and some early images of it suggest he's turned all that waste into something rather beautiful... Tobin Smith has assembled the 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. It is made up of thousands of objects that he has collected and that have been donated by the public via the website CallForKipple.com. The objects are arranged…
  • Your Uncertain Archive by Olafur Eliasson

    Eliza Williams
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Artist Olafur Eliasson has launched a new, web-based artwork titled Your uncertain archive. The piece brings together images, sketches, texts, thoughts and ideas by the artist, all displayed in a drifting, engimatic landscape that visitors are invited to explore. CR talks to Eliasson about his thinking behind the work. Described by the artist as a new "homepage", Your uncertain archive can be found on the main homepage on his site by clicking on a mysterious symbol, or reached directly at olafureliasson.net/uncertain. The work was designed in-house at Eliasson's Berlin studio by a small team…
  • Warp releases Syro artwork by The Designers Republic

    Rachael Steven
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Limited edition vinyl boxset After teasing fans for weeks with blimps, online snapshots and mysterious street art, Warp Records has finally released the full artwork for Aphex Twin’s forthcoming album, Syro. Created by The Designers Republic, the packaging lists every cost involved in the making and promotion of the album... Released on 22 September, Syro is Aphex Twin's (Richard James) first new album since 2001. The release of the artwork follows the appearance of a blimp featuring the Aphex Twin logo in the skies over London, and graffiti on the streets of New York last weekend. A…
  • Film4's new look

    Rachael Steven
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Film4 has launched an updated on-air brand identity with 16 new idents created by ManvsMachine. The films feature movie references throughout and were shot using a custom built in-camera device to create a moving film strip effect... Idents were shot in five locations in the US and UK including Brighton's Grand Hotel and a gas station in California. Three films were shot at each location and each has a different ending and tone: scenes at the gas station show children riding on bikes, a burning tyre rolling across the screen and a parked police car, while idents shot in the woods include one…
  • Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

    Sarah Snaith
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    One of Angus' tile murals for Heathrow airport, 1955 A new show on the work of artist and designer Peggy Angus (1904-93) at Towner in Eastbourne is an exhibition of the woman as much as the work. Full of her prints, patterns, posters and tile designs, it also reveals how her home in East Sussex became a creative hub for many artists... Anecdotes about Angus' fiery personality are dotted throughout the two large gallery spaces at Towner, in the form of audio and video interviews. She emerges as a designer whose creative practice fuelled her life and enabled her to bring together many…
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  • Online Teaching Artist Certificate Program Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Become proficient in sharing your talents with others in a way that instructs as well as inspires. Become a certified Teaching Artist. When you complete your coursework at the University of the Arts, you’ll have the knowledge of educational methods necessary to work in schools and community sites. You’ll also have professional teaching skills developed through hands-on experience working alongside master teachers. Learn how to design, implement and manage your own residency as well as the business of being a teaching artist. The Teaching Artist Certificate will also make you more…
  • Are Some Books Too Dark For Children? (Sorry – That’s The Wrong Question!)

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    “If we start categorizing books as appropriate for readers of certain ages, we are running a huge risk of missing wonderful opportunities for discovery and exploration. And children are fantastic at self-policing their own reading.”
  • Public Libraries Mixing New “Secret Sauce” To Get Patrons Through The Door

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    “A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library’s resources to create articles about local history. (One library even has its own farm.) This ferment is attracting patrons; a Pew Internet survey found that these new modes bring in folks who normally shun libraries, typically men and people with limited education.”
  • Tattoo Artists Starting To Assert Their Copyrights With Famous Clients

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    These days, tattoo artists for athletes have started to pay more attention to their rights. And those worries aren’t necessarily frivolous, says Tim Bradley, an intellectual property attorney. He says copyright law is actually very friendly to the artist, and that protections kick in once you’ve shown a “modicum of creativity” in your design and you’ve put it on a “tangible medium.”
  • This Year’s Burning Man Maxes Out

    Douglas McLennan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    “Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in organizers being placed on probation for a second time in three years for violating the limit.”
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  • StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction – artmarketblog.com Indian auction house Saffronart’s online sales platform StoryLTD will host an online auction of early gouache works by renowned Indian artist K. Laxma Goud over two days from August 5-6. “Those ‘70s Fables: Laxma Goud” comprises a collection of 25 works created by the artist in the 1970s during his tenure at All India Radio (AIR), which was later renamed Doordarshan, where he worked as a graphics designer. During his time at AIR, Goud created a number of animated narratives for television. Included in “Those…
  • Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com

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

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

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

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

    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014Fatboys Diner by Kathryn Maple88cm x 64cm (dimensions from her website) Kathryn Maple, age 25, has won the £10,000 first prize in the Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wildlife Artist of the Year - Call for Entries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Click to see a larger version of this competition flyer The Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 art competition has issued its call for entries. This is its 8th year and the competition is now... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Florum Exhibition 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Below is a list of the artists who have been invited to show their artwork at the Florum exhibition which opens on Saturday after a private view next Friday night. I'm one of them! Florum... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BBC Four Goes Abstract in September

    Katherine Tyrrell
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    This autumn there's going to be a series of programmes about abstract art on BBC4.  The programmes are: The Rules Of Abstraction with Matthew Collings, BBC Four  (90 minutes) Mon 8 Sep 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My frames have arrived - I'm waxing tonight!

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Sitting on my floor, in masses of bubble wrap and cling film, are seven bespoke tulip wood frames and mounts for the drawing for my upcoming exhibition. Yesterday they left Picture Frames of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • September 2: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Welcome back from summer hiatus. Oh, how I've missed Andrew Ginzel's list.SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / September 2, 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.LOWER EAST SIDEGoody Bag / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru 10/12 Opening 9/7Nick Kline / R.Jampol / 191 Henry / thru 10/12 Opening 9/5Jordan Casteel / Sargent’s Daughter / 179 East Broadway / thru 9/14We, the Outsiders: A.Brzezanska, L.Mommartz; E. Navarro; F.M.P.Ramos / e-flux / 311 East…
  • Last chance: Summer shows in Hudson and Beacon

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Continuing my roadtrip north of the city, I headed west from the Berkshires to Hudson and Beacon, two more towns that have absorbed many exhausted Brooklyn artists who have decided to join art communities elsewhere. In Hudson, John Davis has notably expressive solo painting shows by Matt Blackwell, Judith Simonian, Kathy Osborn, and Angela Dufresne. Jeff Bailey, settled in his new blue clapboard townhouse down Warren Street from Davis, offers "Tossed," a clever group show co-curated by artists Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmidhofer. And in Beacon, I finally made a visit to…
  • Outside the city: Great Barrington

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
     Last week I took a couple days off and drove up to Massachusetts. In Sheffield, I stopped by the Colonial Farm to catch up with with Brece Honeycutt, then took in two excellent shows in Great Barrington, the next town over, at Susan Jennings and Slink Moss's new gallery, LABSpace, and the esteemed Geoffrey Young Gallery.[Image: Black Lake, Help Others, 2014, paint, marker, acrylic, lead, glass, colored pencil, foil on board, 14 x 11 inches.] Click for full story / links
  • Studio visit: EJ Hauser

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    One of the best things about spending summer in the city is having more time for leisurely studio visits with other artists. Recently I stopped by EJ Hauser's spacious studio in Sunset Park to check out her new work. Hauser was the artist-in-residence last year at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she concentrated on portable media such as drawing, digital imagery and small paintings. Back in Brooklyn, many of the images and ideas she developed during the residency are now emerging on larger canvases. [Image: Studio snap. At left: small drawings on paper. At right: Sevencup,…
  • North Adams news

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Peter Dudek is moving from his longtime Pittsfield studio to a cavernous Beaver Mill space in North Adams, where space is cheap. But before he goes, he's having a big open studio on Saturday, August 30, from 12-5pm. Stop by 2 Fenn Street, second floor, Pittsfield, MA, and say hello. Buy something so he doesn't have to move it. Call 917-568-3712 for more info.------- Speaking of North Adams, Mass MOCA just got a $25.4 million grant from the state and plans to double their space. Clearly Massachusetts understands how supporting and investing in the arts generates economic growth. Perhaps…
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  • Studio Update and Vacation News

    Martha Marshall
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    First, the vacation part. Our youngest son and his family will be arriving tonight for a week. These are our littlest grandchildren, ages 5 and 2. I’m excited about spending time with them, and know it will be non-stop fun. I’m sure there will be some art activity when it’s too hot outside to do anything else, and we will share, I promise. In future posts I will be showing each of the individual paintings that were recently completed and sent to the gallery in Tampa. They were shown previously in groupings, but I have good photographs of each one. I like to keep good photo…
  • Finding Some Balance

    Martha Marshall
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    The links in the sidebar of this blog have now been updated to reflect current links that work and to remove ones that don’t. In the process, I’ve enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite artists’ pages and am newly inspired by them all. I was sad to see some of them get left behind, but nowadays there are so many ways and places to have an online presence. Everyone has to find their own. I’d like to say this blog is going to be updated more often. It always depends on how many other demands there are on my time. However, I’m seeking a renewed balance and cutting…
  • Summer Fun In the Studio

    Martha Marshall
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    As promised, here are the newest paintings that I’ve just completed for Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa. Each of these panels is 8×8 inches by 2″ deep. They are boxed up and gone! It’s been wonderful focusing on paintings for a few weeks, and I’m looking forward to doing more. Next, my sights are set on a big assortment of tiny boxy canvases. I’ve laid them all out on the table in various stages of development. Thinking of possible future groupings.   But finally, I’ll eventually need to shift gears.  Collage is always a good way to do that.
  • A Productive Two Weeks

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

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

    Tina Mammoser
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Learn how Tina Mammoser’s Kickstarter art project hit stretch goals. [Editor's note: I have known Tina Mammoser and and admired her art and her numerous contributions to the art community since... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Reasons Why Selling Art to Interior Designers Rocks

    Barney Davey
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Selling art to interior designers will boost your career. Here’s how: 1.            Stress-free, quick sales 2.            Get paid immediately 3.            Curriculum vitae or resume not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does Your Authentic Self Include Making Art for Money

    Barney Davey
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Many artists dance around the subject of making art for money. There is among some, in and outside the art community, a persistent and pervasive notion that making art for money is somehow a bad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 11 Great Ideas to Cure Writer’s Block

    Alyson Stanfield
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Here is a guest post from Alyson Stanfield. Discover easy ways to create content your prospects want to know from my friend, and every artist’s friend, Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art Promotion | Power of the Backstory

    Gregory Peters
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    How one successful artist uses a backstory. A few weeks back, I published post titled, “Selling Art with a Back Story.” It was influenced by how back stories are used to sell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Gainsborough ink and wash landscape

    Charley Parker
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Wooded Landscape with Country Cart and Figures Walking down a Lane, Thomas Gainsborough On Google Art Project. High-resolution file on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Yale Center for British Art. There’s something about ink and wash drawings like this one that feel… complete, like a form of painting with all the visual charm of drawing.
  • Scott Brundage (update)

    Charley Parker
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Two things immediately jump out at me when looking over the illustrations of Scott Brundage: one is his deft control of mood and atmosphere across his range of styles, the other is, of course, the wonderful expressiveness of his characters. Brundage works in watercolor, and his style ranges from dark and intense to light and freely drawn, as in his delightful monochromatic line and wash illustrations. Many of his pieces show an appreciation for classical art as well as classic illustration. I particularly admire his illustrations for The Waking Prince, many of which are done essentially in a…
  • Pierre Raby

    Charley Parker
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    It would be easy to simply classify Montreal-based artist Pierre Raby’s work as “photorealistic”; but to do so, I think, is to miss the point. Raby’s paintings of cups, saucers, glassware and silver are marvelous wonderlands of light — reflected, refracted and bounced from one surface to the next in a cascade of color changes. Raby’s still life objects imbue one another with color, reveal themselves in contrasts and harmonies, and perform a complex interaction with dark backgrounds in the interplay of their lost and found edges. He works in oils in a…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Salomon van Ruysdael river landscape

    Charley Parker
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    River Landscape with Ferry, Salomon van Ruysdael Original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC. Though his name was largely eclipsed by that of his nephew, Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, early 17th century painter Salomon van Ruysdael contributed to the movement away from the formal Italianate landscapes brought to a peak in the same century by French master Claude Lorrain, and into the more naturalist compositions and depictions of light and atmosphere that would characterize Dutch Golden Age landscape painting. Here, as in many of Salomon van Ruysdael’s works, the composition is…
  • Samuel Michlap (update)

    Charley Parker
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I first wrote about concept and visual development artist Samuel Michlap back in 2006, he had recently started his blog and his website was still under construction. Since then, of course, he has added a considerable volume of work to his redesigned website, and his film industry credits now include titles like The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Sinbad, Shrek, SharkTale, Monsters Vs. Aliens, MegaMind and The Rise of the Guardians. For his professional work, Michlap has a versatile range of stylistic approaches, varying his technique to…
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  • BooksActually goes STGCC Giveaway!

    Michele Adriaens
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    The contest is closed. The bundles go to two of our late-night readers. Congrats Grace and Linda! Today let’s all take a minute to be thankful for BooksActually‘s generosity. They are giving away two bundles of five extraordinary graphic novels from their comic and genre-centric collective The Comic Strip. We have featured all five titles over the past couple of weeks, and here is a recap: . Fatman and Superchub by Stephanie Raphaela Ho . Tiny Room by Wayne Ree . A Wonderful Life by Ken Foo . The Unsavoury Alphabet by Gene Whitlock . The Resident Tourist volume 6 by Troy Chin To…
  • Exhibition: KEEPERS

    Culturepush
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) Singapore’s largest-­ever collective of local designers and artisans gather for five months at the Singapore Designer Collective (KEEPERS) showcase from 12 September 2014 to 15 February 2015. Housed at a purpose built pop-­up at Orchard Green, the showcase will highlight the work of Singapore designers from across multiple disciplines – from furniture, fashion, and food to architecture, millinery and home-­wares. KEEPERS will showcase fashion by A.W.O.L, In Good Company, hansel, Dzojchen; accessories by Carrie K., DestiSaint, Heads of State Millinery, Lingwu…
  • Banner Shuffle: Lee Xin Li

    Michele Adriaens
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    “When I started on the banner, there was a void. Slowly, some strong images such as the former National Theatre and National Library came into view as I ponder upon what to draw about Singapore. Gradually, vague, and sometimes vivid recollections of Neo Tiew, the old playgrounds of Singapore or the glimpse of the SIT flats along Pickering Road emerged. Eventually, a collage of images starts to form and it could be seen as an imaginative projection of the thoughts that went through my mind as I explore my homeland, revisiting landscapes in my memory as well as making a journey back into…
  • The Resident Tourist: Vol. 6 by Troy Chin

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Four years back on the island have wrought some heart-rending changes, and entire lifetimes seem to have gone by. But is it really possible to reboot real life?” Troy Chin knocked out volume 6 of the much-loved Resident Tourist and as ever with Troy, I’m sure it will be fantastic. I suggest you find out for yourself by getting your hands on a copy at the STGCC event which opens on September 6 and runs through September 7 at Marina Bay Sands. Troy will be signing his new book on both days between 2:00pm and 2:45pm at the BooksActually booth #H21.
  • Pass By by Ng Si Ying

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Ng Si Ying is currently studying for a BFA Visual Communication at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media. The work she has created under the guidance of TAP Mentor Jerry Goh is about the act of clinging. Here’s her story. “Despite life’s constant flux, we choose to cling on to its impermanence. The ones that pass by, the things that pass by, the minutes that pass by. There are a total of ten chapters in this book, each constituting to the many things we hold on to. Shadows are an expression of the brief transition of life, of the impermanent…
 
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  • Our social contract

    Christian
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We and wolves grew up together. They learned that if they stay close to us they get fed. We developed a symbiotic relationship. We fed the craps to the wolves. They got closer, more domesticated. This relationship developed slowly and trust was built. I don’t think we have this relationship with a lot of the animals we eat. It’s not that we aren’t compassionate and empathetic for them, but their purpose is for us to eat them. They pose no threat to us, except the wild boar. For the most part they are not particularly vicious. We domesticated them for food, not mutual…
  • Alone time

    Christian
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    I’ve spent most of my life alone. That’s not to say I’m a shut in. I find any excuse to go out in public and maybe have a chance encounter. What I mean by this is I don’t really have any close friends, and am not especially good at generally meeting people. I spent a good amount of my college years at the bars, but most if the time it was just me and my book. I find this time stimulating and relaxing at the same time. There is an energy in a busy restaurant or bar that keeps me alert, focused. I feel it is a form of meditation, a skill that I seemed to have cultivated…
  • We Were Promised…

    Christian
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    clean water, safe food, flying cars, technology would solve all of our problems, jobs, education, retirement, house, white picket fence, car, mobility, love, healthcare, disneyland, wife/husband, kids, happiness, and all we got was THE INTERNET.
  • Meet Your Meat

    Christian
    8 Mar 2014 | 11:08 am
    I was surprised to find how much trouble one simple question caused Sarah Agudo in her neighborhood of the Mission District in San Francisco. “Where does your meat come from?” In this era of Portlandia fanaticism of concern for ingredients and preparation, this little question caused panicked anxiousness. I have worked in the industry for the last five years and it wasn’t until I moved to NYC and started working for Devon Gilroy that I asked that question of myself. Growing up in Dayton, OH meat came from supermarkets not butcher shops. These were things that existed on the…
  • Line Cooks and Love

    Christian
    22 Feb 2014 | 3:45 pm
    We don’t have Saturday off We don’t have Sunday off We come home smelly We don’t make a lot of money We often looks like we tried to kill ourselves multiple times When we do come home it’s not until late We don’t hang out with your friends We don’t have normal friends We are obsessed with details We are come home elated We come home wasted We come home disgusted We have one day off and like to sleep in We have a particular sense of humor We can be completely cold We are crass We love to talk about food We argue ad nauseam about how to cook an egg Despite…
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    David LaMorte

  • 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
    davelamorte: 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.
  • davelamorte: I have been confusing and weirding out the...

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    davelamorte: I have been confusing and weirding out the neighbors. Regram: @idiotatplay #sheeponshow #skeleton #oldfranklinschoolhouse
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Rare Books, Maps and Art About Wine

    ArtPlantae
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Grapes, vineyards and wine. Botanical art, tapestry, sculpture and video too. More about "If Wine is Sublime".
  • INQUIRY – Classes in Hawaii, June 2015

    ArtPlantae
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    A reader is looking for botanical art classes in Hawaii. This reader is traveling to Hawaii in June 2015 and would like to add a botanical art class to the itinerary. Are you teaching on Kauai next June? If so, please send information about your class and I will post it at Classes Near You […]
  • New Florilegium Honors Legacy of Luther Burbank

    ArtPlantae
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    The Legacy of Luther Burbank, A Gallery Show Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sebastopol, CA September 11 – October 25, 2014 Fourteen Sonoma County botanical artists will show paintings of plants from the Luther Burbank Experiment Garden in Sebastopol and the Luther Burbank Home & Garden in Santa Rosa. The paintings were created in colored […]
  • iPhoneography, Painting & Botanical Art at Mt. Cuba Center

    ArtPlantae
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    Mt. Cuba Center www.mtcubacenter.org Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden in Hockessin, DE dedicated to the conservation, display, and research of native plants. Their woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the area’s finest. The Center hosts many interesting classes related to plants, gardening and the arts. View their full schedule of on-site classes and […]
  • Plants in Pencil at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    ArtPlantae
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum www.naturemuseum.org Located in Chicago, the museum strives to create relationships between nature and people through their education programs, exhibitions, citizen science projects and research. Plants in Pencil Learn the how to use graphite pencil to illustrate nature with Suzanne Wegener, freelance illustrator and the Nature Art Education Manager at the Morton […]
 
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Google+ University

    Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Sometimes I see posts I just have to share.  This is one of them and, if like me you love G+, this is a must read GOOGLE+ 101: Introduction to Google+ Mike Allton 01. The Power of the +Plus http://owl.li/z5urb 02. Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH] http://owl.li/z6mmN 03. Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? http://owl.li/z5umP 04. Top Google+ Influencers and Educators http://owl.li/z5uon 05. Learn About the Benefits of Google+ with Mike Allton [VIDEO] http://owl.li/z6qDz GOOGLE+ 201: Getting Around The Plus 06. How to make Google+ your favorite Social Network…
  • BP Spotlights: Autumn displays at Tate Britain

    RobinM
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    BP Spotlights: Autumn displays at Tate Britain Henry Wallis Chatterton 1856 Oil on canvas support: 622 x 933 mm frame: 905 x 1205 x 132 mm Bequeathed by Charles Gent Clement 1899 Tate Britain’s autumn season of BP Spotlights is announced today. The BPSpotlights include Tate collection works and loans that explore a particular theme or focus on the work of one artist or group of artists. Autumn highlights include three-dimensional photographs from the collection of Dr. Brian May shown beside their Pre-Raphaelite counterparts; a selection of works by William Hogarth to mark the 250th…
  • Frank Auerbach works from Lucian Freud Estate displayed at Tate Britain

    RobinM
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Frank Auerbach works from Lucian Freud Estate displayed at Tate Britain Frank Auerbach Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square 1962 © Frank Auerbach The most significant private collection of paintings and drawings by one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Frank Auerbach, goes on display at Tate Britain today. The works were collected by Lucian Freud throughout his life and hung in Freud’s house in London until his death in 2011. Lucian Freud collected these paintings and drawings over many years, building what is thought to be the most important private collection of…
  • Transmitting Andy Warhol

    RobinM
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Transmitting Andy Warhol Andy Warhol [no title] 1967 Screenprint on paper image: 910 x 910 mm Purchased 1971© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009 Tate Liverpool 7 November 2014 – 8 February 2015 (press preview 6 November 2014) £8.00 / £6.00 Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains one of the most important and influential artists of the Post War period and the central figure associated with pop art.Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first exhibition to explore Warhol’s role in establishing new platforms to disseminate art, and his…
  • Matisse All-Nighter at Tate Modern

    RobinM
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Matisse All-Nighter at Tate Modern Henri Matisse Icarus 1946 Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Droits réservés © Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2013 Matisse All-Nighter at Tate Modern Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, will open throughout the night on the final weekend of the exhibition. Timed tickets will be available from 10.00 on Saturday 6 September until 22.00 on Sunday 7 September allowing visitors a last chance to see this once-in-a-lifetime show in London. All-night free film screenings will be shown of Moumen Smihi’s With Matisse in Tangiers…
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  • Romare Bearden: 1911 – 1988

    Wendy Campbell
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on September 2, 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Romare Bearden was a multi-talented artist and one of America’s foremost collagists.  Bearden’s family moved to New York City in 1914 in an attempt to distance themselves from Jim Crow’s “separate but equal” laws. Bearden initially studied at Lincoln University but transferred to Boston University where he was the art director of Beanpot, a student humour magazine. He then completed his degree in education at New York University.  At NYU, Bearden was enrolled in art classes and was a lead cartoonist and…
  • Man Ray: 1890 – 1976

    Wendy Campbell
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Born Emmanuel Radnitzky on August 27, 1890 in Philidelphia, PA, Man Ray was an influential artist, best known for his avant-garde photography. He was a leading figure (and the only American) to play a  significant role in the Dada and Surrealist movements. Ray grew up in Brooklyn, New York and showed artistic ability at an early age.  He studied drawing under Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Francisco Ferrer Social Center (Modern School). Upon his completion of his classes, Ray lived in the art colony of Ridgefield, New Jersey. There, he illustrated, designed and produced small…
  • Rufino Tamayo: 1899-1991

    Wendy Campbell
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Born to a Zapotecan Indian family on August 26, 1899, Rufino Tamayo is one of Mexico’s most renowned painters. An orphan by age 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt who enrolled him in commercial school.  He began taking drawing lessons in 1915 and from 1917 to 1921, he studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. Tamayo was appointed head of the Department of Ethnographic Drawing at the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Mexico City in 1921 where he drew pre-Columbian objects in the Museum’s collection. The influence of the forms and tones of pre-Columbian…
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: 1908 – 2004

    Wendy Campbell
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Born on August 22, 1908, in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered by many to be the father of modern photo-journalism. In 1927, Cartier-Bresson studied painting at the Lhote Academy in Paris under Cubist painter and sculptor André Lhote. He turned to photography in 1931 when he acquired a Leica 35mm camera – a camera that, unlike its bulky predecessors, was ideal for capturing action. Cartier-Bresson preferred an unobtrusive (“a fly on the wall”) approach to photography. This approach helped to develop the real life reporting (candid…
  • ART-O-MAT: Pocket Art

    Wendy Campbell
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many art lovers simply don’t have the budget to purchase original works of art.  Enter the Art-O-Mat – re-purposed cigarette vending machines that have been converted to sell pocket size original works of art. North Carolina artist Clark Whittington created the first Art-O-Mat in 1997 which he showed along side his paintings at a solo show at a local cafe. The machine sold his black & white photographs for $1.00 each. The art show was scheduled to close, however, the owner of the Penny Universitie Gallery, Cynthia Giles, loved the Art-O-Mat and asked that it stay.  It…
 
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  • Echoing Joan Miró's Wisdom

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Joan Miró's studio, Palma de Mallorca (image courtesy of the Fundacion Pilar i Joan MirThe Fundacion Pilar I Joan Miró a Mallorca is a wonderful place in which to spend a hot summer morning.  From the sunswept terraces that overlook the brilliance of the Mediterranean to the cool, diffuse light of alabaster screens in the exhibition spaces, all the senses are awakened by unexpected juxtapositions of interest and beauty.  Rafael Moneo designed the exhibition spaces as a complement to Miró’s studio and Pilar and Joan Mirs home.  Gardens and reflecting pools are glimpsed from…
  • Rules of the Plein Air Game

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    It is always fascinating to realise how one evolves as an artist.  I am constantly surprised at how things change, whilst the core impulses and responses remain consistent.  I was reminded of this yesterday as I found myself responding to the intricate beauty of ancient olive trees and mighty Mediterranean pines in a way that I would not have done a year or two ago.Olive Tree (Olea europaea)Mediterranean Pine (Pinus halepensis) Yes, I love trees, and have always found them of intense interest and delight.  But now, with my eyes more attuned to their texture and patterning of…
  • Pouring your Life into your Art

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Whether you like it nor not, your art is often the reflection of who you are and where life has taken you.  That may be an unnerving idea, but it seems to be one that most artists, in all disciplines, have to come to terms with.“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.  You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved,” wrote Ansel Adams.  And for photography, you can substitute any art form, from dancing to singing to visual arts or theatre. Images of Sacha Copeland…
  • Environments that Help Artists

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    This one is called "Corrected Personality Traits"
  • Kirby... Warhol,... Warhol... Kirby.

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Here's the final art I did for the Jack Kirby tribute show at The Piranha Shop in Seattle's Pioneer square tonight! It starts at 6pm... come see if you are in the area! :D 
  • The Future car!

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I've been looking the the future of things lately and here's one way I could see cars going...
  • Back side of History Map...

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    This is the back side (Where you paste your photos of the exhibit) of the map for Washington State History Museum, check out the exhibit "Ernest Oglyby Punkweiler and the Fabulous-Miraculous Time Intrusionator" which is there in Tacoma till April 2015!
  • Brand new Ink Drawing!

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It's been a while since I've done a new ink drawing. Today I had to take my car back to have them repair the mistakes from yesterday's repair. So I brought my sketchbook and did 4 new drawings while waiting. Here's the first one.
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • "Happy Blues"

    Felicia Marshall
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    12 x 16acrylic on hardboardOne more portrait with glasses.  I absolutely love painting these portraits, and making people smile as many of your comments and emails indicate.  This is Zora again.  She is just as bubbly and enthusiastic as the portraits I paint of her.  Lucky for me she's never met a camera she didn't love.  I learned a lot about hair with this painting.  I always taught to hint at hair and not try to draw in every single string.  I know, easier said than done.  Don't get me wrong I am just as amazed by those artists that literally paint…
  • "Blue's My Favorite Color"

    Felicia Marshall
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardI'm not sure why it took me so long to understand this, but I have just now come to realize, that what is being reflected in a pair of glasses, is as important and interesting as the person wearing them.  Wow, talk about overlooking the obvious!  We have two sitting rooms in our house most people call theirs the den and living room.  Our kids never quite understood that, so our rooms are referred to as the quiet room, which is quiet until I actually sit in it.  Once my kids notice me there it quickly fills with kids and turns into the not so…
  • "Sunshine on Hope"

    Felicia Marshall
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    8 x 10acrylic on hardboardThis is the first painting that I actually started and completed in one sitting.  Usually I work on several paintings at one time over several days or a week.  I started on the face, which didn't give me too many problems.  The painting surprisingly didn't come to life until I painted in the glasses.  I asked my kids to help me with the title.  After several suggestions I pulled together the one you see here, "Sunshine on Hope".  I hope it works.$140
  • "Ladies in Gray"

    Felicia Marshall
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    12 x 16acrylic on hardboardMy aunt, seen here on the right, is what I call a wonder woman.  She raised seven children while working full time, and upon retiring opened and runs her own bakery. She created my wedding cake, which was gorgeous.Every year my aunt, organizes a musical for her church.  This musical brings people in from all around this big state of Texas.  This year the women all wore gray.It had been so long since I had been a part of their annual musical.  I was in high school the last time I participated.  I asked my parents whom are loyal…
  • "A Study in Color Yellow"

    Felicia Marshall
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardIn my life I have a very strong relationship with food, so I have to admit, this one reminds me of butter.  I'm excited and find these last serious of paintings just plain fun to paint.  I love to look at them too.$140
 
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Art News From Around The World: Let the trial begin – as the fate of Detroit’s art hangs in the balance. World Cup fans flocked to Brazil’s art museums – though not to its galleries. Arts funding is on the ballot in L.A. County – a reflection of the times? Watch out for art on NYC water tanks – coming soon! Unlike in the rest of the world, female artists are leading Brazil’s art market. What makes Brazil different? Popular Stories From The Week: Have you heard of Yves Klein? He was an influential French artist – and he invented a whole new blue.
  • Reception Review: Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition and Pierre Leclerc, 28 August 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The reception for Agora Gallery’s annual Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition was an astounding spectacle, as the gallery is currently exhibiting the work of 32 winning artists, selected from over a thousand submissions. The art represents the labor of real masters of their craft, featuring painters, illustrators, sculptors, and photographers. Most exciting, the collections, often experimental, theoretical, or ironic, reflect trends of the some of the world’s greatest emerging artists. Concurrent with this exhibition is Lest We Forget, a solo show for Montreal artist…
  • The 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a well-known art contest that has been running for nearly thirty years. The juror is different every year, but is always someone with wide experience of the art world and market, often attached to prestigious institutions. This year the juror was critic, curator, writer and educator Mr. Carlo McCormick, and it was his job to select artists for the various award categories. One of the prizes was participation in an exhibition in Chelsea, New York’s famous art district, and this summer, Agora Gallery will be proudly hosting that exhibit.
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Art news from around the world: A Ukrainian artist has been kidnapped – by pro-Russian separatists. Someone on the Corcoran faculty was heading up Save the Corcoran – and has now been fired. There are a lot of exhibition revivals at the moment. Some are interesting – but what’s behind this trend? What do museums want to get from the internet? It varies – sometimes quite drastically. Paintings from the Spanish Royal Collection have been in the Prado since the civil war, for safekeeping – but now Spain wants them back. Popular stories from the week: The…
  • Marcin Ryczek, the Man with the Viral Photograph

    Karin Maraney
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Have you seen “A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow”? You almost certainly have – on Facebook, elsewhere online, in a newspaper. It’s an image that swept across the world to international acclaim. Marcin Ryczek, the photographer whose work it is, is one of those artists chosen to display their work in the 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. In this interview, he tells us how he came to take that famous image, and what he has learned from the experience. Marcin Ryczek ”A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow” caused a worldwide sensation, winning…
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  • News: Judy Ledgerwood Paintings to Appear on Billboards and Shuttles During Expo

    Assistant Art Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In conjunction with Expo Chicago, the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, a southwest Florida destination, has worked with Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood to create a monumental set of public artworks that will appear on billboards in downtown Chicago, River North, Gold Coast and along major expressways. These works will debut on September 13, and […]
  • Beyond Trend: Fashion Advice from the FRC, Yes Please

    Assistant Art Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the words of Gillion Carrera, director of the Fashion Resource Center (FRC) at SAIC, “a fresh face, a posture, a pose and a look of curiosity” never go out of style. Leave the normcore on the internet. In anticipation of the impending fall semester, Newcity checked in with IRL fashionistas Carrera, Caroline Bellios, FRC’s […]
  • News: New Season of ACRE-TV Launches Today

    Assistant Art Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “If television delivers the people, ACRE TV delivers the Soylent Green, thinly sliced and mostly eyes and ears and brains. I stream, you stream, we all stream for mustard paintings and ketchup pairings. I’ve never seen the Food Network, but I assume it’s like this.” So goes ACRE TV’s description of “Psychedelicatessen,” their block of […]
  • Art Break: Elijah Burgher on Magic and Art

    Assistant Art Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I do not say that I believe in magic, just as I do not say that I believe in art. From a molar perspective, belief is only ever provisionally employed as a tool; otherwise, criticality is too easily short-circuited. I cannot separate the two—magic and art. One can speculate on their tangled roots, on the […]
  • News: Mural in Logan Square Seeks Community Participation

    Assistant Art Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There are three “Paint With Us” painting days scheduled this weekend when the community is invited to get involved in the completion of Rachel Slotnick’s mural in progress at Milwaukee and Kedzie in Logan Square. Adjoining the Logan Square Blue Line stop, this is the latest mural project to adopt two-year terms for the prominent […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Who wants to join me at the School House Crafts conference in Seattle – Sept 27 & 28?

    Tara Reed
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back-to-school season – don’t leave yourself out!  If you are an artist, crafter or other kind of maker – this is going to be a great event! September 27-28, 2014 – School House Craft – Live Conference in Seattle, WA This is the 5th year of the School House Craft program and I’m honored and excited to be participating!  There will be two days of focused small business classes and workshops led by some of the community’s most knowledgeable and inspirational speakers along with many opportunities expand your network and connect with your…
  • Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life

    Tara Reed
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This has been going around Facebook and Jennifer Pugh brought it to my attention – on the absolute perfect day for me!  I SO NEEDED this reminder – it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day drama, decisions, fear of the present and future, questioning the past… our brains really are  amazing and can work for us or against us if we let them run wild. So today – take a few minutes and watch this video… stop everything else you are doing.  Listen, watch and breathe.  Nothing else.  It’s only 3 minutes – you can do it and I promise –…
  • Ready… Aim… Art Licensing!

    Tara Reed
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wait!  Fire!  Or is it “Ready. Fire. Aim.”? In this video I talk about the 4 basic types of artists and how they relate to these three words – READY. AIM. FIRE. Artist #1: Are you a traditionalist?  Get Ready.  Take Aim.  Then Fire.  Hopefully assess how it went then start over… Artist #2: Or, do you go with Ready. Fire. Aim.  Take action before you might feel really ready, but then really look at what happened and calibrate your aim. Either of these can be very effective for an artist building their business.  The next two methods are a little more…
  • FAQ: CMYK vs RGB colors – what is an artist to do?

    Tara Reed
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I remember when I started licensing my art, I got very confused about this whole RGB vs CMYK color issue – it isn’t something we ever discussed in marketing class!  I assume many of you who have a degree or training in art were less perplexed by this – but I get questions pretty regularly about it so I thought I’d do a little post about color – as I understand them.  Feel free to add to my and everyone elses knowledge in the comments! CMYK stands for Cyan (a pale blue) Magenta (a hot pink), Yellow, and Key (or black).  It is called “subtractive…
  • Keep moving…

    Tara Reed
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some days you may feel like you are stuck in quicksand and others like you could run a marathon… that’s just how it goes.  The most important thing?  KEEP MOVING. What will you do TODAY to move your art business forward? Here are 5 ideas: Start a new art collection. Look at art you have and see if you can add things to make it a collection that would work well for licensing. Submit your art to a manufacturer. Follow up with a company you have shown your art to. Look at your website and make sure it makes a great first impression.  If it doesn’t – change it.
 
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  • oswra, _4, 2014 ______ See more...

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    oswra, _4, 2014 ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Oswra on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart
  • oswra, Untitled, 2014 (via zolloc) ______ See more...

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    oswra, Untitled, 2014 (via zolloc) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Oswra on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart
  • Vladimir Jankijevic, Solid Freeform, 2014, image posted with...

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Vladimir Jankijevic, Solid Freeform, 2014, image posted with permission of the artist. Exploring ways of changing solid and rigid structures into fluid and more flexible ones. Manipulation of captured reality.  Website | Tumblr (unitvector) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Vladimir Jankijevic on iheartmyart.See more digital art on iheartmyart
  • Vladimir Jankijevic, MRI - illuminated from within | A self...

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Vladimir Jankijevic, MRI - illuminated from within | A self portrait, 2014, image posted with permission of the artist. MRI scanning services provided by http://www.mri-roentgen.ch Website | Tumblr (unitvector) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Vladimir Jankijevic on iheartmyart.See more digital art on iheartmyart
  • Daniel Choe, Tired of Waking Up in the Same Old Skin, images...

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Daniel Choe, Tired of Waking Up in the Same Old Skin, images posted with permission of the artist Purchase a print here.  Website | Shop | Facebook | Twitter______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Daniel Choe on iheartmyart.See more drawing on iheartmyart
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  • James Foley

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    James Foley
  • Ebola

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    EBOLA Kirchen: Homosexualität schuld an Ebola http://www.queer.de/detail.php?article_id=22082 
  • Cube

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    CUBEAcryl, Leinwand  80 x 80 cm  2014
  • RUHR.CSD

    3 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
     RUHR.CSD ESSEN2014 Ausstellungsstand www.ruhr-csd.de
  • Rubberpride

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    RUBBERPRIDEAcryl, Leinwand  50 x 70 cm  2014
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  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In our working lives, we are in many ways still stuck in the age of the Industrial Revolution. When the masses worked in factories, the office support personnel worked the same hours, or at least “regular working hours” and commuted daily to central offices. Perhaps there was a sense that all workers needed to be under the watchful eye of the Master and therefore they needed to gather in one place to be supervised, like kids in school? Are we not past that phase? We are challenging every single person to take responsibility for his or her own working environment. Let’s stop…
  • St Cecilia Restaurant - Atlanta

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Texas-born, Atlanta-based chef-turned-restaurateur, Ford Fry, continues to enrich Atlanta’s dining offering. Earlier this year, his Rocket Farm restaurant group opened its fifth restaurant, St. Cecilia, in The Pinnacle building in Buckhead, in the space previously occupied by Bluepointe. To design the establishment that has room for nearly 200 in total, Fry selected Meyer Davis Studio http://www.meyerdavis.com/about/ of New York, established in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Fry has used the same studio for his King + Duke restaurant. Meyer Davis’s work on prestigious retail…
  • Trocadero Apartment by Francois Champsaur

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are not quite sure how long we can stand feeling this envious but, for now, our envy is directed sharply at the owners of the gorgeous 500-square-meter (5,382 sq.ft) Parisian property, recently overhauled by designer François Champsaur. The Marseilles-born, Paris-based designer was faced with a double challenge. The family has owned this apartment for generations, yet Champsaur’s brief was to make it “unrecognisable,” as he is quoted as saying in a magazine article. Also, the apartment is located in the Trocadéro neighbourhood with views of the Eiffel Tower…
  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
 
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  • Jimi Hendrix

    Daniel Edlen
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Craziness is like heaven. The more you get into it they’re going to say, ‘Damn, that cat’s really flipped out. Oh, he’s gone now.’ But if you’re producing and creating, you’re getting closer to your own heaven. - Jimi Hendrix
  • Johnny Cash

    Daniel Edlen
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. - Johnny Cash
  • Aretha Franklin

    Daniel Edlen
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Trying to grow up is hurting, you know you make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more. - Aretha Franklin
  • Comedians

    Daniel Edlen
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin WilliamsEvery closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing. - Bill CosbyNot only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did. - George CarlinYou want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it. - Steve Martin
  • Ozzy Osbourne

    Daniel Edlen
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The power of people, when they focus on something positive, never fails to amaze me. - Ozzy Osbourne
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  • Furniture and Decorative art exhibition at Legacy 8th-30th September’2014

    Nandini Moitra
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is as important as how we have lived.” Decorative artifacts and period furniture add a personality to your home.  These objects serve as a trip down memory lane.  In a modern home, these objects add a sense of aesthetic and beauty. Each piece has a story, a song of nostalgia along with it.The upcoming exhibition of furniture and decorative arts at Legacy is a tribute to nostalgia and beauty. It would feature timeless objects of art and…
  • Hyacinth Shadows- Turning a plate into transient Beauty

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The process of printmaking is an intensive process; forms originate from crevices, transforming ink blots into a creation of rare beauty. Each print retains an element of originality, rather than being photographic reproductions. The variables intrinsic to the printmaking process deem every print as an ‘original. A unique image is created through the unique process. Aakriti Art Gallery Delhi presents’ Hyacinth Shadows’, a collection of rare prints of masters and young upcoming talent. The exhibition includes etchings, lithographs, woodcut prints and mono-prints.  The collection…
  • "Indigenous Identity"

    Nandini Moitra
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    An online exhibition showing the extension of the forms of neo-Indian school in contemporary art of Bengal Curated by Mrinal Ghosh 1-30th of September Whether art caters for indigenous identity is a debatable question. Particularly to-day in the age of globalization the concept of plurality is gradually decaying. Language if art is always universal. This is where visual art stands apart from other literal or auditory art. Visual art, therefore, generated more influence towards development of human civilization. Art of the primitive people or that of the Egypt or Mesopotamia has cast wide…
  • ‘Indigenous Identities’ 1st -30th September

    Nandini Moitra
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    ONLINE EXHIBITION SHOWING THE EXTENSION OF THE FORMS OF NEO-INDIAN SCHOOL IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF BENGAL An indigenous identity to visual art, in the current world of pluralities and multiple identities is a debatable question. Visual art transcends linguistic barriers and speaks a common tongue, giving a voice to communities to express their cultural histories. Due to this rootedness or difference in traditional set up every community or nation is different in their artistic expression which gives it an identity of its own. The online exhibition ‘Indigenous Identities’ curated by Mrinal…
  • Affordable September Art Fair

    Nandini Moitra
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    "Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind." The seductive and vibrant colours of a painting demand your attention; it takes you to the artist’s world which is a chaotic universe, yet is calming nevertheless. Art is what beholds in the eyes of onlooker, which might seem as an endless road to some, the start of a journey to another or an endless road. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited. The pleasure of living with, and savoring great works of art, is incomparable to merely looking at them in galleries. We at Aakriti Art Gallery have…
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Who wants to join me at the School House Crafts conference in Seattle – Sept 27 & 28?

    Tara Reed
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back-to-school season – don’t leave yourself out!  If you are an artist, crafter or other kind of maker – this is going to be a great event! September 27-28, 2014 – School House Craft – Live Conference in Seattle, WA This is the 5th year of the School House Craft program and I’m honored and excited to be participating!  There will be two days of focused small business classes and workshops led by some of the community’s most knowledgeable and inspirational speakers along with many opportunities expand your network and connect with your…
  • Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life

    Tara Reed
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This has been going around Facebook and Jennifer Pugh brought it to my attention – on the absolute perfect day for me!  I SO NEEDED this reminder – it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day drama, decisions, fear of the present and future, questioning the past… our brains really are  amazing and can work for us or against us if we let them run wild. So today – take a few minutes and watch this video… stop everything else you are doing.  Listen, watch and breathe.  Nothing else.  It’s only 3 minutes – you can do it and I promise –…
  • Ready… Aim… Art Licensing!

    Tara Reed
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wait!  Fire!  Or is it “Ready. Fire. Aim.”? In this video I talk about the 4 basic types of artists and how they relate to these three words – READY. AIM. FIRE. Artist #1: Are you a traditionalist?  Get Ready.  Take Aim.  Then Fire.  Hopefully assess how it went then start over… Artist #2: Or, do you go with Ready. Fire. Aim.  Take action before you might feel really ready, but then really look at what happened and calibrate your aim. Either of these can be very effective for an artist building their business.  The next two methods are a little more…
  • FAQ: CMYK vs RGB colors – what is an artist to do?

    Tara Reed
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I remember when I started licensing my art, I got very confused about this whole RGB vs CMYK color issue – it isn’t something we ever discussed in marketing class!  I assume many of you who have a degree or training in art were less perplexed by this – but I get questions pretty regularly about it so I thought I’d do a little post about color – as I understand them.  Feel free to add to my and everyone elses knowledge in the comments! CMYK stands for Cyan (a pale blue) Magenta (a hot pink), Yellow, and Key (or black).  It is called “subtractive…
  • Keep moving…

    Tara Reed
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some days you may feel like you are stuck in quicksand and others like you could run a marathon… that’s just how it goes.  The most important thing?  KEEP MOVING. What will you do TODAY to move your art business forward? Here are 5 ideas: Start a new art collection. Look at art you have and see if you can add things to make it a collection that would work well for licensing. Submit your art to a manufacturer. Follow up with a company you have shown your art to. Look at your website and make sure it makes a great first impression.  If it doesn’t – change it.
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    1. This week’s Featured Friday Five artist is April Trice and her entrancing photograph, Undulation. Those blues… The water… Can I go there? 2. Dragon Con is next week in Atlanta, yours truly and fellow EBSQ artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith will be in the 2014 Art Show. If you’re attending don’t miss the Art Show! 3. How to Commission an Illustration – I think this should be recommending reading! Thank you to Mark Satchwill for sharing this with me. 4. We are nearing the deadline for the August Exhibits at EBSQ. Don’t miss out on the chance of…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it’s process. - Henry James Portrait of Henry James (1912) by John Singer Sargent Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, Henry James, Inspiration, John Singer Sargent
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is Luba Lubin and her Blue Green Abstraction. I can’t resist those blues! 2. Enjoy TED Talks? Check these out: 5 TED Talks to Kickstart your Creativity. 3. James Gurney has a new instructional watercolor video and he’s posted a list of the materials used, with links and notes — Watercolor in the Wild Materials. 4. Looking for a way to improve your figure drawing skills? Sketch Daily References let’s you pick what you want to draw and the time you want to spend on each and then creates a slideshow for you. You can select…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    An Artist is an Explorer. - Henri Matisse Photograph of Matisse (1909) by Edward Steichen. Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, creativity, ebsq, get inspired, Henri Matisse, Inspiration, pinterest, quotes
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    1. Today’s featured artist is Cyra R. Cancel and her wonderful piece, Violet Bellied Hummingbird in my Garden. Who doesn’t love catching a glimpse of a hummingbird in their garden? 2. Do you love participating in art swaps and challenges? Yes? Then you’ll want to take a look at Art Drop Day, where art and scavenger hunt come together. 3. Have you taken a look at the August EBSQ Art Exhibitions? This month we have Toolbox and Flower of the Month: Summer Veg. 4. Looking for some Art/Anatomy book recommendations? I found this list via a deviantART artist, Qing Han. 5. Summer…
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    museworthy

  • Corporeality

    artmodel
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    So I bitched all summer over not having enough work and now as the summer comes to an end, and art modeling will soon kick into high gear, I’m like NOOOO!! NOT YET!! Okay, I’m a pain in the ass :lol: I suppose since last spring brought a good share of professional aggravation and frustration, I’m feeling some ambivalence about facing the art scene full throttle. But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to seeing certain people again that I’m fond of, and faithfully serving in my role as muse. I just hope my middle-aged body cooperates! I did a lot…
  • A Vermeer Souvenir

    artmodel
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    I’m a sucker for museum gift shops. To me they are vastly different from the typical tourist knickknack stand. Why? Because a shot glass with the I <3 NY logo on it isn’t nearly as charming as a shot glass with Matisse’s Blue Nude. Then again, maybe shot glasses aren’t “charming” at all, so let’s ditch the shot glasses and consider the notecards and postcards, ready-to-hang prints, umbrellas, glass paperweights, and tote bags. Art museums are proud of their permanent collections, as they should be, and they happily hawk goodies that bear the images…
  • Portrait of Jessie

    artmodel
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Helloooo friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. Is it just me or is this summer just flying by? I need to get more sun because pretty soon I’ll wake up one morning and it will be Labor Day already! I’m hoping to get down to DC this week for two shows: Degas/Cassatt  at the National Gallery and Artists and their Models at the Archives of American Art. I also have two modeling gigs and possibly – hopefully – a family sit-down to straighten out our issues. Oblivious to all of this human drama is Jessie the cat, who hasn’t made an appearance on Museworthy in a…
  • Thank You Robin

    artmodel
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The evil beast has snatched another victim. Or the “Black Dog” as Winston Churchill called it. No matter the descriptive epithet, depression is an absolutely brutal, unforgiving, unrelenting vicious illness. Those of us who suffer from it can try to convey its debilitating effects to non-sufferers and hope that they simply take our word for it. Clinical depression is nothing short of a fiend. A malicious demon that battles for your very soul. It keeps you constantly on the defensive, menacing you, taunting you. Yesterday, beloved actor Robin Williams tragically reached the point…
  • Hand in Hand

    artmodel
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Tumblr has become my go-to place these days for discovering and browsing art, photography, and lots of other cool things. It’s a remarkably easy to use microblogging platform and if you follow the right people you can really enjoy yourself passing the time. My Tumblr page is “Meanderings”. I happened upon this image of an Edouard Vuillard painting that caught my eye. It’s titled Seated Woman with Joined Hands, from the year 1916. I really like what Vuillard did here in terms of his palette, composition, and capturing of the subject’s presence. I tried to find…
 
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    Hyperallergic

  • New Evidence that Neanderthals Made Art

    Mostafa Heddaya
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Figure 4 from the “A rock engraving made by Neanderthals in Gibraltar” report, published August 12, 2014 (screenshot via PNAS)Researchers have uncovered further evidence that human ancestors may have begun producing cave art earlier than previously thought. A group of European archaeologists have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presenting “the first known example of an abstract pattern engraved by Neanderthals.” The pattern, discovered at the southern tip of Spain in Gorham’s Cave, Gibraltar and dating to between…
  • Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists

    Jillian Steinhauer
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Installation view, ‘Coded After Lovelace’ at Whitebox Art Center, with work by Lillian Schwartz projected on back wall, work by Rosa Menkman on TVs in center, and work by Claudia Hart on wall at left  (GIF by Faith Holland)It’s hard now to go more than a couple months without stumbling across another exhibition showing “artists [who] question the boundary between art and technology.” It’s enough to make you never give another crap about the boundary between art and technology. But I’m not sure the artists involved in such shows actually do…
  • A Crocheted Phantasmagoria on the Hudson

    Allison Meier
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Orpheus and the “Vermilion Poppy Goddess” in Mandy Greer’s “The Ecstatic Moment” at the Hudson River Museum (all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)YONKERS, New York — Blood falls over a compass rose circled slowly by turkey vultures, while in another room a pelican goddess spits out the Milky Way in a celestial swirl of beads and shredded fabric. The mystical visions are part of Mandy Greers The Ecstatic Moment installation of crocheted and collected fantasy at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.Pelican goddess spitting the Milky WayWhile…
  • Bahrain Tortures Award-Winning Photojournalist

    Mostafa Heddaya
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    An award-winning photograph of Bahraini riot police taken by Ammar Abdul-Rasool, who has been detained since July in Bahrain and reportedly tortured (image via BCHR)Ammar Abdul-Rasool, a Bahraini photographer arrested in July, has been tortured during his continuing detention, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) reported. Abdul-Rasool’s unlawful incarceration is part of a broader Bahraini crackdown on dissidents and journalists since Arab Spring–inspired protests erupted in early 2011. His coverage of the kingdom’s ongoing anti-regime demonstrations, which have faced…
  • Recovering the History of Sound in Video Games

    Allison Meier
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Video Games Live orchestral performance of the Tetris theme (photo by Roxanne Ready, via Flickr)The sound of video games has transformed from something seemingly mechanical accenting action to incredibly elaborate acoustic landscapes setting the mood for play. To preserve this history, and show why it’s worth exploring, a new documentary and archive project are underway.8bit Gramophone (via BEEP)Beep: A History of Game Sound — currently crowdfunding for production on Kickstarter — is directed by Karen Collins. A sound designer and the Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio…
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    Living Undone

  • Center of Gravity

    Cathy
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    “SHE”, 2004, ceramic, 24x5x3″ _________________________ I love black people. People tell me: “Cathy, you can’t say that..” I know what they mean- all black people do not garner my appreciation to be sure. But they have something as a culture that I long for. It has to do with where they move from.. their center of gravity is way down low. White people move from our head and if we are very fortunate we approach our heart. Blacks reverse this process and start low moving up toward the heart. I feel this way of being is more the way I’d like to…
  • Largesse of Longing

    Cathy
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    “GO” monoprint, 22×30″ 1993 ________________________ I’m a big Joseph Campbell fan. In his book: REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING he mentions at the age of 80 he looked back and saw that his life had opened perfectly, chapter by chapter, so that in the end he saw that all his complaints of “shoulda been” were wasted effort. His life was going to do just what it was supposed to do after all. After a lifetime of holding myself as and hearing from others that I was: ‘too sensitive, not a terribly responsible citizen, depressive, delinquent, lacked…
  • Long Light

    Cathy
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    “BARE TREE” m/m _______________ Autumn in New Mexico is clear and yellow and purple. Deep royal blue skies in the daytime and frilly purple asters along the roadside. My whole system is balking at the turning in life takes around these parts this time of year. It makes me a bit afraid to re-enter the cold and hibernating urges of leaves and furred things. I am a furred thing too but I don’t seem to have enough. Most was lost to evolution and right now I want it back Because I feel too exposed. Will I be able to take the extra load of ‘solitary’? Will I come out…
  • Antidote To Everything That Needs One

    Cathy
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    detail of painting _____________ Nothing I could add would ever improve on this except to say the gift of space seems to heal me these days: click here.
  • Fall Fashion

    Cathy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    hand-painted silk robes, 1987 _______________________ My sister, we’ll call her Generous Jennifer, has gifted me THE NEW YORK TIMES digital version. Today is a momentous one for we damsels who give a damn about how we look. The annual “T” magazine, devoted to women’s fall fashion IS HERE! I opened it up in heightened anticipatory mode this morning. Looking through, languishing on pages showing the wild, weird and oh-so-wonderful concoctions of fabric, make-up, hair and the coveted shoe. My personal fashion is lean of necessity; a uniform of 1 pair of shoes that fit…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Eye know

    thebrainbehind
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The streetlight which lights up the city. The light draws various form. Directed by Hiroshi Kondo
  • What a bitch !

    thebrainbehind
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Cat Call, Ursa Eyer via thisisnthappiness
  • Shaping Clouds

    thebrainbehind
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Martin Feijoó (aka Tincho) is a Cloud Shaper and has created a series of illustrations inspired from the shape of clouds, Shaping clouds is his very interesting tumbr blog
  • Social Media: Then Vs Now

    thebrainbehind
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    via mediabistro
  • word on the street

    thebrainbehind
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
      via puredamien.
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 19:07 p.m. DST, 21 August 2014 Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. “I must have a holiday,” he said to himself one day, and he […]
  • War Porn: The Death of James Foley

    Ayanna Nahmias
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]
  • Boko Haram’s Latest Attacks Target Boys

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]
  • The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

    Allyson Cartwright
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]
  • Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]
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    Writing Season One

  • If you sell, are you an Artist?

    WriterInAHat
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Illustration by author. *I first wrote about this is January of 2011, and I think the question remains relevant. What do you think? From time-to-time I've heard conversations among artists as to how they see their work.  Whether it's unique to the art industry or not, an artist sees his own work through emotional eyes.  They see each work as precious. Something that you have created - whether through the medium of paint, or sculpted in clay or carved from stone, glued together bits of paper or welded in steel - seems to be an extension of who you are.  Entering a work into your first…
  • Friday Walk Through the Farm

    WriterInAHat
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:34 pm
    A glimpse into the 'farm.' Photo by author. One of the pleasurable things about early summer mornings is walking through the garden. And, in my case, taking a walk through the farm. The farm for us is the right side of our property [right side as you look at the house from the street]. It's big enough to have 7 fruit trees and still room for seasonal veggies. I'm amazed at how fast the Chinese Red Noodle beans are growing! Seems that two pods emerge from one blossom. Can't wait to taste them. The watermelon patch already has two fruits that are about a foot long and a bunch of other bitty…
  • Love My Boy George and He's not even Human

    WriterInAHat
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:06 pm
    This is our George - curious as always. He's a bird...but not a bird brain! Amazon Double Yellow-Headed Parrots are intelligent, funny and loving members of the family. And ours just recently turned 10 years old. We got him when he was only six months old. We know his age, name and that he's male 'cause the little guy came with documents.  Pets are as much members of a family as the humans...I've always believed this. Growing up my family had dogs...loved our German Shepherd named Baron. His delightful peculiarity was that he would rescue babies: baby birds, kittens, even human toddlers…
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Find A Remedy

    alli woods frederick
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
        FIND A REMEDY IT’S easy for us to point our fingers and blame everyone and everything in the world around us for the problems we encounter.  It’s harder for us to look inward, pause and find the quiet strength to move forward and find solutions.       Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  WORDS OF WISDOM ©2014 ALLI WOODS FREDERICK  ::  FIND A REMEDY – PHONORIC  ::     The post Find A Remedy appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • GOODBYE MONEY. HELLO SHOES.

    alli woods frederick
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
      ::  HEADS UP: THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS WHICH MEANS IF YOU CLICK ONE OF MY LINKS IN THIS POST AND HAPPEN TO MAKE A PURCHASE I EARN A TINY BIT OF MONEY.  BUT REST ASSURED I NEVER PROMOTE ANYTHING I DON’T BELIEVE IN.  ALL OPINIONS & REVIEWS EXPRESSED ARE MINE & MINE ALONE.  THAT’S HOW I ROLL.  ::   Okay gals.  I know for a fact that you love Lulu*s.  I know this because I’m one of their affiliates (hence their ad that is always hanging out in the sidebar over there on the right) and it is, hands down, one of my most popular affiliates.  And I don’t…
  • USELESS USEFUL THINGS & MAGIC IN YOUR PURSE

    alli woods frederick
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
          IT’S the end of the month so we all know what that means…it’s time for this month’s Postscript. I usually lead off with some babble-fest about whatever (I’m the Queen of Babble On…And On…and of bad puns.  I know, I know), but since Mischa has been occupying the majority of my time (not complaining…I love the crap out my little furbaby – but I miss you guys like crazy!) I’m doing my best to keep things more concise (not my forte and totally excludes our final True Blood Tuesday post – since the series ended I felt a duty as a Trubie to do it justice…
  • COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE CASTING CALL

    alli woods frederick
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
      ::  HEADS UP: THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS WHICH MEANS IF YOU CLICK ONE OF MY LINKS IN THIS POST AND HAPPEN TO MAKE A PURCHASE I EARN A TINY BIT OF MONEY.  BUT REST ASSURED I NEVER PROMOTE ANYTHING I DON’T BELIEVE IN.  ALL OPINIONS & REVIEWS EXPRESSED ARE MINE & MINE ALONE.  THAT’S HOW I ROLL.  ::   BOY, oh boy do I have some exciting news for all my darlings (my darlings being you) that live in and around New York!  Our beloved Modcloth is coming to The Big Apple and they’re looking for you!   MODCLOTH IS HOLDING AN OPEN CASTING CALL AND THEY WANT…
  • ONE LAST BLOODY KISS BEFORE WE BITE IT

    alli woods frederick
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
      *SPOILERS AND HEARTBREAK FOLLOW.  IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT WENT DOWN THEN DON’T READ, MY DEARS.*       OH MY, my beloved Trubies…It was with a heavy heart that I placed my final call for #FangsOut on Sunday night and now here we are.  We are at the end of a fangtastic era that was entirely too short for my liking.  My emotions are mixed about the series finale but one thing I know for sure is that my heart is broken by the end of True Blood and the loss of the fictitious friends we have come to hold so dear.   IT’S TIME FOR ONE LAST BLOODY KISS…
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    Visual News

  • Bikerlapse – A Ride Through Melbourne is Further Proof that Instagram’s Hyperlapse is Awesome

    Benjamin Starr
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    It’s been out just a week, but already people are flocking to Instagram’s astounding Hyperlapse app… and this new video, Bikerlapse, does a great job showing you why. Nathan Kaso spent a day bicycling around the streets and waterfront of Melbourne Australia, using one arm to steer and the other to film. As he points out, the video quality isn’t perfect, but the video stabilization technology is seriously impressive. All video here is straight from his iPhone, with no post stabilization or effects: In case you missed it, here’s one of Hyperlapse’s release…
  • Hiking Russian Captures Spectacular Morning Views from His Tent

    Benjamin Starr
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Most mornings, people get to stare at a blank ceiling… but for photographer Oleg Grigoryev, the views are looking pretty spectacular. His series, Morning Views from the Tent, was created on repeated trips into the high regions of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains, documenting the stunning scenes that greeted him each day as he looked out of his tent door. See Also 5 Years of Hitchhiking Around the World: Completed! The first person perspective, along with the tent and camping implements, give us a sense that we are there enjoying the sights with Grigoryev… but without the arduous trek…
  • Window Silhouettes Play with the World Outside

    Benjamin Starr
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Spanish street artist Pejac is no stranger to the art of the silhouette. Even when doing highly detailed paint work his pieces often incorporate some form of clever black and white figure or shape. One way he’s experimented with silhouettes is on the windows of his apartments, most recently creating a playful tribute to French high-wire artist Philippe Petit. Here, in an imaginative use of forced-perspective, the tightrope walker balances on a jet’s vapor trail. Pejac has been experimenting with window-based silhouettes since back in 2011 when he lived in Valencia. While his most recent…
  • Shh, Don’t Wake These Sleepy Kids!

    Candace Kita
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Nap time has the unfortunate tendency of disappearing once you reach adulthood. French photographer Alice Lemarin captures the childhood privilege of dozing whenever and wherever you want in her Sleeping series. See Also Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes Lemarin’s soft, pastel-infused photographs evoke dreamy serenity, while her unconventional choice of sleeping quarters – pillows propped up against trees, light posts, and storefronts – adds a surreal touch. Some backdrops even trick the imagination, posing as horizontal surfaces rather than vertical ones to…
  • Photographer Imagines Her Life with Many Different Partners

    Benjamin Starr
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    What would your life look like with someone different? Czech photographer Dita Pepe has been vividly imagining that scenario over and over in her series ‘Self Portraits with Men’. Here she poses with men from all walks of life, and with far different interests, merging herself seamlessly into their lives as if she’d always been there. Observed with no context, her images could easily be real families. Pepe began the series using people she knew, but soon started approaching strangers to partner with – sometimes including her daughter in the shoot. Her selection of potential mates…
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    Createquity.

  • [Createquity Reruns] Economics myths

    Ian David Moss
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    (Happy Labor Day! For those of you who are wondering when the new Createquity is coming, never fear – we’ll have an announcement about that soon. In the meantime, our rerun programming continues with a series of posts about economics. Createquity has always loved exploring the intersection between the arts and various other fields, but if there’s one social science discipline that holds more sway over this site than any other, it’s econ. And yet at various points I’ve expressed intense frustration with conventional thinking around economics, the kind of textbook…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Supply is Not Going to Decrease (So It’s Time to Think About Curating)

    Ian David Moss
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    (Our reruns this week have focused intensely on the competition among artists that makes it difficult to make a sustainable living as one. This exact issue blew up in the arts world some three and a half years ago, after then-NEA-Chairman Rocco Landesman dared to invoke the words “supply and demand” at a convening and suggest that reducing supply was more realistic than increasing demand. Many people in the arts disagreed, and we did too – but not for the same reasons. Leaving aside the moral arguments, we simply don’t think that decreasing supply is ever going to…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Artists not alone in steep climb to the top

    Ian David Moss
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    (For all the talk of how artists face challenges making a living, they’re not alone. Former Createquity Fellow Jena Lee takes a look here at how individuals in other fields, including fashion and even law, are singing the winner-take-all blues. Some of the lyrics might sound surprisingly familiar. -IDM) “Will Work 4 Food,” a mural by New York street artist Lord Scotch 79. Photo credit: carnagenyc Philip Glass drove a taxi, Patti Smith was a bookstore clerk, and William Faulkner worked the night shift at a power plant. It’s an old story: when they aren’t working in their…
  • [Createquity Reruns] TEDx Talk

    Ian David Moss
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    (By 2011, I was writing pretty frequently on the issue of how high-quality curation connects to the distribution of opportuniteis for professional artists. My views were encapsulated most fully in this talk for TEDxMichiganAve at the Chicago Symphony Center’s Club 8, May 7, 2011, which discusses rationales for subsidizing the arts, the debilitating effects of hypercompetition facing artists, and how all of this adds up to a huge class issue that we don’t discuss nearly enough. The talk is printed below, or you can watch the video here. -IDM)   “Never Heard of ‘Em”: Why…
  • [Createquity Reruns] What Do I Mean By An Artistic Marketplace?

    Ian David Moss
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    (Individual artist week continues with the introduction, in March 2009, of the concept of an “artistic marketplace” – a parallel marketplace “in which the currency of trade is respect from one’s peers rather than the ability to draw a big-spending crowd.” This idea ended up serving as the intellectual foundation for a number of subsequent articles at Createquity and elsewhere, and this is probably one of articles that I’ve linked back most frequently over time. “What Do I Mean By An Artistic Marketplace?” lays out the importance of curation to…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Northwest Modernism: Mythic & the Mystical

    Brett Baker
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Joe Donahue reviews Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical at the Seattle Art Museum, on view through September 7, 2014. Donahue writes: "Back in the 1920s and ’30s, the artists of what would be called the Pacific Northwest School had begun teasing out the area’s interrelation of landscape, culture, and belief. The current show ... is a Lynchian mix of water, dreams, mountains, fog, and emptiness, and dreams that arise from the edge of the earth... Set at the entrance to the exhibit, Mark Tobey’s extraordinary painting,'White Night'…
  • Richard Jacobs: In the Moment

    Brett Baker
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Carl Belz writes about the work of Richard Jacobs on the occasion of Jacobs' exhibtion Soul Delay at Jack Leary Gallery, New York, on view from September 12 - October 11, 2014. (Full catalog here) Belz writes that Jacobs' paintings "are visibly intelligent and informed, they know the past whence they came, along with the wide range of techniques that enabled their construction... Their abstractness is likewise purposeful in being stripped of narrative and figuration with the aim of having them stand on their own, not in the name of any theoretical goal of purity--a recurrent…
  • Will Hutnick: Interview

    Brett Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Kelly Worman interviews painter Will Hutnick. Hutnick comments: "I try to keep a distance while I work at first, so that shapes and colors can happen naturally... Cage ... talked about 'facilitating a work to occur', something that’s always stuck with me, that I’m not creating the work as much as I am discovering it; that maybe all the lines and shapes and passages have always been there, and my role is to uncover the treasure, attempt to figure out the system and network. DeKooning also talked about his work as a “glimpse”, where the work can shift and…
  • Roland Reiss: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Lita Barrie visits the studio of artist Roland Reiss whose work will be on view at Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton (November 8 – December 11, 2014) and Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles (December 2014). Barrie writes: "In the Floral Paintings, Reiss uses the flowers as a scaffold to create in-between spaces where surprising things can happen. The flowers float in the center of these paintings like a galaxy. Reiss juxtaposes multiple perspectives of space, as both flat and infinitely deep. Viewed from afar, the human-scale flowers, bursting with vibrant…
  • Ashley Garrett: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Ashley Garrett.  Garrett discusses her work and her interest the ability of painting to uncover and activate the interrelationship of objects and memories. She comments: "Maybe painting is more alive than real life ... painting has the possibilities of everything that anybody could ever imagine and ever think of." She notes that a thing as it is in the world is "confirmed in its form for now, but painting is completely open, you can start from zero." read more
 
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Buying Paintings: Romanticism

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Though sometimes referred to as the “anti-classical” movement in art, Romanticism is a style that focuses on the artist’s individualistic and emotionally wrought point of view, and is found to oppose the art movement known as Neoclassicism. Even though there have been many artists to combine elements of both. Some of the more renowned names around this movement, which utilized strong emotion to convey meaning, were Francisco de Goya and William Blake respectively. This particular art form became a reaction to the outgrowth of reason by homing in on imagination and feeling. It is not…
  • Garage floor paint does not have to peel

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Lifting and pealing paint is too often the end product of a homeowner’s efforts to dress up their garage with floor paint. The problem is worse than having no finish at all. Dirty, dusty, and stained concrete is usually accepted as the standard for home garages, but the eyesore of blisters, pealing, and chipping of a garage floor gone wrong is testimonial to the homeowner’s failure. Fortunately, new technology in flooring, when combined with systems for preparing concrete properly, can now avoid disasters that leave garages looking worse than before the treatment. Epoxy flooring is…
  • Wooden Art Gifts And Folk Russian Painting in Art Shop Online

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Originally Khokhloma wood tableware were produced in monasteries and for the czar court only. At that time Khokhloma tableware production was not large scale. It was because of expensive imported tin. In 1720s after the end of the North War tin flow to Russian increased. The price went down and the material came within reach of many masters. The production and the sales of brightly painted hand made art works expanded. Thus in the XIX century items with khokhloma painting were famous not only in Russia but in Persia, India, Middle East, the USA and Australia as well. The export of khokhloma…
  • Buying Paintings: Neoclassicism

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

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

  • Airbrush fire reference pack

    by serzomanik
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Many people use reference pictures to make their work easier and to make final painting look more realistic. This pack was downloaded from one famous torrent tracker and...
  • Choosing The Right Air Compressor

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

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

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

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

  • This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify

    Deanna Dahlsad
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    “At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything. “If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.” “She had used […]
  • So Cute, You Want To Hang Them!

    Deanna Dahlsad
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    There’s no denying the appeal of needle felted animals. The combination of cute animals so-lifelike-it’s-amazing and the fun fit-in-your-hand size makes them absurdly adorable. Not to mention that you can finally afford to have wild animals like raccoons and bears — even rare unicorns — right inside your home! But if you’ve been struggling with […]
  • Art EVERYWHERE!

    Deanna Dahlsad
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    A new project takes iconic American pieces on the road. Until August 31st, Art Everywhere US will display 58 beacons of American art on over 50,000 digital and material billboards across the country—on city streets, at town bus stops, across rural highways, on movie screens, bus shelters and taxi marquees. Source: www.wmagazine.com Have you spotted […]
  • Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul

    Deanna Dahlsad
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Lise LaSalle Having enjoyed Tim Burton’s movies through the years, my curiosity went on high alert when I read about his new biopic Big Eyes set to be released this Christmas in a theater near you and me. Adam Parfrey who runs Feral House Books, a little house of darkness promoting ‘pure information and… […]
  • Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge academic?

    Deanna Dahlsad
    21 May 2014 | 8:30 pm
    See on Scoop.it – For Art’s Sake-1 The stir caused by Victoria Bateman’s portrait raises serious questions about current attitudes to women, writes Zoe Pilger See on www.theguardian.com
 
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • 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, 
  • Join me tomorrow in Washington DC for the opening reception for "THE GUARDIANS".

    Kesha Bruce
    13 Dec 2013 | 11:04 am
    In the fall of 2011 I awoke in the early morning hours to see a figure hovering silently at the foot of my bed.This moment of terror and fascination has been the obsessive focus of my work for nearly two years.Kiska  23.6 x 23.6 inches (60 cm x 60 cm.)  Mixed media on canvas.To date, I have completed nearly 200 works based on The Guardians—a group of solemn, mysterious figures who act as watchers, keepers, and protectors.For an artist, the opening reception for your new work is always a special occasion, but tomorrow's opening will be especially exciting for me--- I’ll be…
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • A picture is worth a thousand words....

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    I Do16 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloMany thanks for Patty Hankins of BeautifulFlowerPictures.com for featuring me and my bridal bouquet paintings on her blog today in a story called "A picture is worth a thousand words" .To read the full story see:http://www.beautifulflowerpictures.com/blog/a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-and-more/http://www.beautifulflowerpictures.com/blog/a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-and-more/
  • To Australia, with Love

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Joy, Australian Style12 x 12 Oil PaintingSOLDThis was a very special commission and a fun one to work on. A lovely woman contacted me from Australia. She had found me on-line and wanted me to create a painting inspired by the bridal bouquet from her son and daughter-in-law's recent wedding.  The painting was completed last month and has safely arrived in Australia . Mom is planning to invite the newlyweds over for dinner and then surprise them with their first oil painting for their new home. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when they open the box. It's a pleasure being able…
  • Thinking of You

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Thinking of You20 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$1200 My husband surprised me with a pretty yellow and white bouquet this week. I placed it on the dining room table near some light green hydrangeas I had already brought in from our garden.  I loved the color combination of the 2 bouquets together so that became the inspiration for this oil painting.
  • Fields of France

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Fields of France6 x 8 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$100 Did a small 6 x 8 study in preparation for a larger oil painting I plan to do in the next few weeks. Working on getting the sensation of the brilliantly sunlit fields in the distance yet still having a sense of depth.
  • Sweet Spot

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Sweet Spot6 x 8 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$100 Doing a larger watercolor of this scene for a commission project later this week, so thought I'd do a quick study to begin to familiarize myself with the scene.Had a little fun with artistic license on this one. Changed the chair pads to red and the wine to red to complement all the greens.
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    Hella Heaven

  • Dog's skin disease: HELP

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Everybody knows that dogs scratch their ears often and there is nothing wrong with that. A quick scratch here and there is normal but for those who have dogs there are some signs: when they scratch too often the fleas alert must be turned on. I noticed that when they scratch the armpits I have to check and in most cases they are there. The problem is that this time I'm having problems with my male dog that developed a rash and it is spreading. It started in the leg where he lost some hair and now his belly is covered with rashes. He has been linking himself a lot and I'm using all I'm…
  • Seinfeld's famous quotes games

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Hint? " T H E S E P R E T Z E L S A R E M A K I N G M E T H I R S T . " It is amazing how quickly I find the solution. Play it here.
  • Famous Simpsons's quotes game

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Hint? " O D O N ' T W I N F R I E N D S W I T H S A L A D . " This is the one I liked the most. You can play it here.
  • Palestine: Stop the bloodshed Israel

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
  • One of the reasons you don't have a boyfriend

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    I just found it at Facebook and felt like sharing .
 
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • 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.
  • Brisbane on stilts

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

  • 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.
  • Rocket Hack

    Dave Mottram
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Rocket – Groot, hand me the 3/8s wrench. Groot – I am groot. Rocket – ugh. Nevermind.
  • We are Groot

    Dave Mottram
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    I loved this movie. One of the things that I really enjoyed was the 70s soundtrack on a sci-fi space backdrop. Such a fun movie.
 
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    Inside/Out

  • Ever-Evolving Collections: The Impermanence of the Permanent

    Dimitra Nikoloù
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Images of Paris, 2014. Photos: Dimitra Nikoloù Art collections are the face of museums; how a permanent collection is presented speaks to the vision of the museum in the most elementary way. My interest in museum collections and how they are displayed took me to Paris, a city I love, where I was able to explore this confluence of display and institutional vision. On view at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (MaM) since summer of 2013 is a collection display that is divided into two separate sections: modern art and contemporary art. Jean-Christophe Paolini, registrar at the…
  • This Week at MoMA: September 1–7

    Carolyn Kelly
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hello September! We hope you’re all enjoying the long holiday weekend. As you plan for the week ahead, here are a few programming highlights you won’t want to miss. • Monday, September 1, kicks off a weeklong presentation of Sidney Lanfield’s bawdy Prohibition-era comedy Hat Check Girl, in a recently preserved 35mm print. Trajal Harrell. Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry. 2013. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu • Choreographer Trajal Harrell presents The Practice on Thursday, September 4, and Friday, September 5—part of his ongoing MoMA performance…
  • Warm Up 2014: Week 9 Highlights

    Caroline Valdes
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last Saturday’s Warm Up featured a diverse lineup that proved to be a huge success. We had footwork, disco, techno, and a crowd that was eager for all of it. We had sets by Kevin Saunderson, DJ Earl, Shamir (live), The Range, and Gifted and Blessed. This week’s set design was by Nightwood. Gifted and Blessed performing in front of Nightwood’s woven backdrop. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, August 23, 2014. Photo: Margarida Malarkey The Range played his specific blend of sample-based IDM to an attentive crowd. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, August 23, 2014. Photo: Margarida Malarkey Shamir’s…
  • Discovering Adorable

    Anne Morra
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Adorable. 1933. USA. Directed by William Dieterle For a number of years now I’ve been meaning to engage in a research project to learn more about the American film editor Irene Morra (1893–1978). This interest first began because we share the same last name. I don’t think we’re related, but as a wise friend once told me, trees have lots of branches! We could be relatives, but my in-depth genealogical and filmographic research has yet to begin. Irene Morra spent decades working at Twentieth Century-Fox with directors such as Frank Lloyd, Norman Foster, and her longtime collaborator,…
  • Psychedelic Acceptance Hotel and the Rainbow on Pluto: MoMA Teens x Babycastles

    Calder Zwicky
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This summer’s In the Making program brought an incredibly diverse group of over 85 NYC teens into contact with a range of artists and arts organizations, for a series of six-week intensive art programs. Perhaps our most ambitious project ever, this summer’s collaboration with  Babycastles, a non-profit video game-based gallery and arts collective, saw 23 teens working together on the creation of a fully-functional arcade, mural, and sculptural art installation. Equal parts Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, and some remote tropical paradise—the…
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    Design For Mankind

  • A Non-Movement

    erin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    The below is an excerpt of next month’s Editor’s Letter on Clementine Daily. Because you all are close to my heart, I wanted you to read it first… Ladies. I’ve been meaning to tell you something. I fear we’ve been misleading ourselves. In a cultural sea of mixed messaging – inspirational vs. aspirational, real vs. authentic, truth vs. honesty – I fear we’ve run off course. And today, I want us to think deeply about the road we’re walking. From where I stand, I see constant tribes of women who are lifting each other up, rallying for empowerment and body…
  • Thirty-One

    erin
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Hey. Apologies to anyone who has ever asked my age and has received a variety of numbers in the 30-range. I very rarely know my age (I don’t know; numbers have never meant things to me), so I’m forever counting back to 1983 and my math skills are fuzzy at best. But. I just used the calculator and I am, indeed, 31, as of yesterday. It’s a big one. So, in honor, a post dedicated to myself, from myself. (Wait, isn’t that what a blog is? Digression.): Erin! You’re 31! Here are a handful of things you’re learning, in no particular order: 1. The first thing you…
  • New-Fashioned Beauty

    erin
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    This morning, may we brush our teeth in gentleness, flossing with a taut line from Plato: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Rinse in confidence – swish – spit the doubts – splat – and watch them swirl into the sink. Let them go. May we exfoliate our faces with the challenges today might bring, scrubbing layers of content and ease to reveal a newer, radiant skin. Add SPF to protect from harsh words and half-truths and past mistakes (I love SProverbsF 30:5, but 40+ is nice, too). May we prime our skin for a foundation in purity and…
  • Image & Identity

    erin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When we lived in Los Angeles, friends from far and wide would come “visit us,” which – let’s be honest – meant “enjoy an L.A. vacation with a free couch to sleep on.” We’d cart them around to various trademark posts: Hollywood, Malibu, the hills of Palos Verdes. We’d hear the same phrase, over and over again: “You guys are livin’ the dream.” And we were, to an extent. The weather was great, the traffic less so. But we were young and in love, surviving on Taco Bell and the office Keurig machine. We had our health, and a…
  • Less, Plus More

    erin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s Monday, and the words are few but the inspiration is high and these Paul Jung images are just hitting the right notes for me today. I know minimalism is trending high these days (thank goodness – simplicity is a serious ideal this lazy girl can get behind), but I’ve always wondered about the people that do it so well. Have they always been minimalists? Or are they just coming into their own, all the sudden, like when you first discover Nutella and you’re like, duh, Nutella? I’ve been craving this for years, I just didn’t know it. I wonder. I…
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    ansen seale

  • A CodaAward Winner

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    I'm proud to announce that I've just recieved a CodaAward for"You Activate This Space"https://www.codaworx.com/awards
  • 24 Jun 2014 | 6:51 pm

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:51 pm
    My project is in the top 10%. Will you help me over the top?You can vote once a day!https://www.codaworx.com/awardsScroll down to "Healthcare". Thanks!
  • Local TV report of: Healing Arts program inspires patients

    2 May 2014 | 7:59 am
    Click here to watch the news clip.
  • Video of final installation

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Here's the final installation of my piece at University Hospital, San Antonio.
  • Video of installation

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    A time lapse movie of the installation and testing of an interactive art piece at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center, San Antonio. Each panel is individually controlled by one Arduino and all the panels are networked together using RS485 protocol.Here are some stats on this piece:34,506 Osram LED's10,224 terminal connections 147 feet in length42 DMX universes 5,076 feet of wire6,000 pounds of glass 1,278 three channel LED driversLED Design and installation by Microlight SystemsEach frame in thie movie represents 20 seconds of elapsed time.  You're…
 
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    The Main Loop

  • 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…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Pt. 1: The Road to Telluride

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

  • Making Waves

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    I'm on the StencilGirl Talk Blog today to show you what I did with the September 2014 Waves & Scallops StencilClub stencils designed by Andrew Borloz!Here's a sneak peek: Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details!Have a wonderful week!Mary
  • Friday Favorite: Chris Zielski

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl VivaLas VegaStamps Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!This Friday's featured artist is Chris Zielski of Copper Leaf Studios!An artist for nearly 20 years — Chris started in textiles, but switched to metal while researching non-toxic printmaking techniques for a high school course she was teaching. She writes: I fell in love with creating textured surfaces in metal. Traverse City, Michigan Being a fan of maps and metallic colors, I love everything about her hand cut copper art!Chris creates custom copper art maps of countres, states, and…
  • StencilGirl and VivaLasVegaStamps Blog Hop!

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Welcome to Day ONE of the StencilGirl and VivaLasVegaStamps Blog Hop!I'm so excited to share my mixed-media map painting I created! ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Discover, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches This painting is framed and on display with my other mixed-media map paintings in Journeys, my show at Third Degree Glass Factory!For this project, I used Plate 890 from VivaLasVegaStamps: I also used the large map, 6-inch map, and 6-inch latitude and longitude stencils I designed for StencilGirl: To start, I cut apart my plate and stamped images onto vintage book pages…
  • Friday Favorite: Steve and Mel of CartoCreative

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl Eileen Hull Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!This Friday's featured artists are Mel and Steve of CartoCreative!I'm especially fond of their series of Neighborhood Maps!(If you're unable to see the slide show below of their map art, please click here to view it on my website.) Mel earned degrees in commerce and urban planning while Steve double majored in graphic design and cartography!Steve and Mel have traveled extensively together – teaching  English throughout Asia, road-tripping across North America, backpacking through…
  • StencilGirl Eileen Hull Blog Hop!

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Welcome to Day TWO of the StencilGirl and Eileen Hull Blog Hop!I'm so excited to share what I created with StencilGirl stencils, Sizzix die cuts and my Craffiti Direct stamp!For my projects, I used Eileen Hull's Barn Wood stamp, Seth Apter's Past, Present Future, Inside Out and Numbers stencils, and box and frame by Sissix! For my first project, I created this fun Artist Trading Block (ATB for short!)... I began by painting the entire surface with unbleached titanium acrylic. Once that dried, I used the Barn Wood stamp and StazOn Metallic Ink in…
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  • BUMBERSHOOT 2014 RECOMMENDATIONS

    brianssnider
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Bumbershoot is nearly upon us, and as has already been pointed out by myself as well as others, this year Bumbershoot seems to have a really nice sheen to it, heavy on top notch local acts and some really fantastic complementary out-of-towners. Looking over the schedule for any festival can be daunting, and who really has the time to fill out an Excel spreadsheet with their personalized schedule, so I’m here to help you with some tips, tricks, and must-see’s for Bumbershoot 2014. As your weather App has probably told you Saturday/Monday it’s expected to rain, which really…
  • SOTW: THE WAR ON DRUGS ~ RED EYES

    brianssnider
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    This song isn’t local, it’s not even new, the album was released back in March, but because it seems that Red Eyes off The War On Drugs‘ third album Lost in the Dream became my “Summer song” and because I typically consider Bumbershoot (which is happening this weekend) to be the end of Summer, I’m sharing with you the song that scored my Summer. I’m not really sure what your definition of a Summer song is, but for me it’s just your go to song for the Summer, the one you put on to help capture that Summer mood, it’s a personal thing that…
  • RECAP: KEXP CONCERTS AT THE MURAL ~ CUMULUS, KITHKIN, CHARLES BRADLEY

    brianssnider
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “Holy shit! You’re going to love this show on Friday.” That’s the gchat message I sent to my wife on Monday after learning that Charles Bradley was the surprise guest headlining the first KEXP Summer concerts at the mural, this lineup just went from great, to greatest. Though Tacocat was replaced with Cumulus, their paring with Kithkin, and Charles Bradley and His Extraordiairs turned out to be an exceptionally well rounded evening. I’m surprised just how many people down’t know about this Summer concert series, it’s free, it outdoors, and it boasts…
  • SOTW: DEEP SEA DIVER ~ ONE BY ONE

    brianssnider
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Always Waiting EP by Deep Sea Diver When Deep Sea Diver played their Christmas show last December I was blown away, the wacky opening that featured a Home Alone skit performed by DSD members, Jon Mansen’s cover of Short People with Peter Mansen on drums and Jessica Dobson on Guitar, Billy Hatcher as Santa Clause shredding on the guitar, Bryan John Appleby’s entire set which was punctuated with songs from Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and every last note, beat, or vocal utterance that Deep Sea Diver spilled upon us. The set featured a handful of new songs most of which…
  • REVIEW: KAYLEE COLE ~ SLEEPLESS NIGHTS LIFELESS DAYS

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

    bollea
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    White bridal bouquet made of peonies, sweet pea, ranunculus, astilbe, anemone, ostrich plumes, and dusty miller. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Small table piece

    bollea
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Interesting small table piece designed with succulent and beautiful mokara orchids. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Bridal bouquet

    bollea
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Bridal bouquet composed of parrot tulips, French ranunculus and dusty miller. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Floral wreath

    bollea
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Floral Wreath made with hydrangea, peonies, viburnum, delphinium, button poms, and astilbee. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Bridesmaid’s bouquet

    bollea
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Beautiful bridesmaid’s bouquet composed of peonies, viburnum and dusty miller. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
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  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Theresa HubbardAre you interested in applying for the MAP Fund? Please see my blog post from August 7th for details about how to apply. Mid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International. Description: USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Performances at important festivals provide American artists…
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    diannedebicella
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    by diannedebicella Fractured Atlas is offering five fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in September.  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 Webinar 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 criteria for…
  • Join us in Brooklyn for Meet, Eat, Drink, Learn & Share

    diannedebicella
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    by diannedebicellaJoin Fractured Atlas for our Meet, Eat, Drink, Learn & Share event at the Bushwick Starr from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 10th. Join us to to learn something new about running a fiscally sponsored project, to share ideas and tactics, and to interact with other members and projects of Fractured Atlas - all while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages. There will be a brief introduction to Fractured Atlas and our programs. After that, we’ll break out into groups to discuss a wide range of topics including Crowdfunding, Grants, Insurance, Individual…
  • Open Call: Design the 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Trophy

    diannedebicella
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    by diannedebicella Fractured Atlas is now accepting applications from artists and designers to fabricate the 2nd Annual Arts Entrepreneurship Awards trophy. The trophy will be given to the  recipients of the Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. Theawards celebrate artists and arts organizations who exemplify a spirit of entrepreneurship and set an example for the field. Selected Arts Entrepreneurship Award recipients will include artists or organizations who have: innovated new business practices or paradigms; developed novel solutions to old problems. The artist or designer of the trophy will…
  • Five Innovative Ways to Tell Your Organization’s Story

    Jason Tseng
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    by Jason TsengWith summer in full swing and July squarely in our rear view mirror, many of us are either winding down our fiscal years, or just starting new ones… which means it’s annual report season! Traditional printed, perfect-bound annual reports are increasingly giving way to a rise in digital and interactive reporting tools as the web becomes a more natural and accessible vehicle for telling our non-profit stories. I’ve found five innovative and exciting examples of how some people are telling their companies’ stories. The range of reports really runs the…
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  • Giant Orange Mobile Sculpture at Park Laureate Office Building

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This is my giant orange mobile "Citrus" (22 ft tall by 14 ft wide) It is shown at the Park Laureate office building in Houston, Texas. Their most famous tenant Is George H.W. Bush.
  • Harmony giant kinetic sculpture by Bruce Gray

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This is the new giant 34 foot wide mobile kinetic sculpture in stainless steel and aluminum by sculptor Bruce Gray.  The disks are powder coated in glossy red, blue, yellow, and black, and it has bare stainless steel rods.  This giant mobile was commissioned for a private residence in Beruit, Lebanon.  Click  here for more photographs and a link to watch this sculpture in motion on YouTube.
  • Swimming with Sharks

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    For my shark loving friends in Pennsylvania, check out the exhibition "Sharks!" at the Everhart Museum in Scranton starting this Saturday. They are showing my new shark wall sculpture in bent 1/4" stainless steel rod. The exhibition runs from July 5th until September 8th.
  • Three Giant Robots Invade the Small Screen!

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    My 3 giant robot sculptures have just been reserved for an entire season of a TV show.  Stay tuned for more details!
  • Erotic sculpture used in the movie Meet The Fockers

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    My standing figure sculpture "20th Century Icon" is featured in some scenes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman from the movie "Meet the Fockers." This sculpture definitely kept with the theme of erotic art used throughout Focker house for the movie.
 
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  • HOLIDAY MONDAY -- VALUE VILLAGE FINDS…..

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Hello all and happy September!!!!I wanted to start off FIRST by mentioning this:Cabbagetown…is THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND!!!!For more info and maps and stuff…..GO HERE…..Ok….onto my latest VV BOUTIQUE trip…..This ceramic Eeyore is perfect from someone in your life!Who doesn't like a decorative piece of ass.UGH. SORRY! (Evidently it is gonna be one of THOSE posts! ;-)Knowing that Labour Day was the next day, Wanda decided that she should jetteson her white strappy sandals, right there in amongst the glass pickle plates. SORRY FOLKS….I already bought this one -- I was…
  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE TORONTO STREETCAR

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!One week until the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show- see more HERE!I will have loads of great stuff for you to see! I will also have THIS brand new piece:"The Evolution of the Toronto Streetcar", 36" x 48", Acrylic on BoardOk…..so this big boy IS pretty big for me………3 foot by 4 foot!BAM!!!!It is my version of the 3 most identifiable TTC Streetcars.Yes….I will be making postcards and prints from this!!!!(You're welcome!)What do you think??
  • WW181: BILLY EICHNER, TAKD DESIGN and THE WATER TANK PROJECT

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday this week.Here are the five things I want you to LOVE this week!!!!1.) LET'S GO TO NYC!!!!! Come on guys! (I know….like I need an excuse to want to go to there!!) "The Water Tank Project" is part art exhibition and part social awareness campaign that transforms 300 rooftop water tanks in New York City into original works of art.Filmmaker Mary Jordan, who came up with the idea for the project, sees the initiative as a chance to educate people about the global water issues. "Understand that we have to reduce our plastic waste, reduce our meat consumption and…
  • PAYMENT PLANS, COMMISSIONS, and SUCH!!!

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    So today - a little late in the day, I wanted to share 3 bits of NEWS with you…….1---  THIS PAINTING SOLD!!!!"Get Lost There", 24" x 24", Acrylic on Mixed MediaOk….why is that big news?Well….let me tell you. One….I painted it a little differently, and I although I am thrilled that it looks so freaking good -- one can never tell what people are gonna think!! So it was nice to get the validation!:-)The part that makes this an interesting story is that I waited for a month for the 'right person' to find it.As I have said time and time again, I fully believe that each painting,…
  • WW180: PEACHES, CANISTERS, and HOW THE SUN SEES YOU

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    WELCOME!!It's Wonderful Wednesday!So here are the 5 things I want you to love this week:1.) Paper. I love when an artist can turn paper into magic. Like these from artist Bovey Lee.…..Layered freeways, power lines, rebar & steel bridges & high rises..…that create delicate and beautiful flowers here:SEE MORE!See more on FacebookAlso check out her blog!AMAZING STUFF!(via http://www.thisiscolossal.com)2.) Dear Jonathan Adler,  WHYYYYYYYYY???????I NEEEEEED these ceramic containers SOOOO BAD!!!!!My birthday is coming up…….a set of 5 of these would…
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  • Creepy and colorful makeup by 19 year old Stephanie Fernandez

    ego
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Just 19 year old Stephanie Fernandez, a self-taught freelance makeup artist located in Shreveport, Louisiana. She loves to makeup as a hobby, but she practiced more on her craft to convert it into something really striking. She has been doing makeup for five years and my makeup art varies from special effects / fantasy to high fashion / beauty. According to the artist as she explain on Instagram Blog “The gory and creepy side of my style is influenced by my passion for horror movies and psychological thrillers. Most of my…
  • The shower series, photography by Manjari Sharma

    ego
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:04 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 For the last few months I have been inviting people to visit my apartment and allow me to photograph them in a very intimate space; my bathroom. I have also been inviting them to take a shower as I continue to shoot them. I soon came to the observation that warm water running over my subjects bodies relieved them of any unnerving awkwardness the camera brought about. Once they were relaxed, the bathroom, formerly a beauty parlour now became a confessional and I the hair dresser. Many of my…
  • Ultra-realistic portraits in black ink dots by Pablo Jurado Ruiz

    ego
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Armed with nerves of steels, artist Pablo Jurado Ruiz creates incredibly detailed portraits by adding thousands of tiny ink dots to a white canvas. Talking about his creative approach, he explains: “With a creative concept based primarily on human representation, I try to tell stories through a minimalist and subtle vision. My current work is focuses on a simple but realistic drawing and worked in an impressionist technique, complex and very accurate as pointillism or stippling art. “ Born in 1973, in Malaga,…
  • Dark and fantastical tales, spectacular self-portraits by Alex Stoddard

    ego
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Alex Stoddard was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent his childhood in the deep south. He began taking self-portraits at the age of sixteen in the woods behind his home in Georgia, and this stirred in him the need to create and to express himself through the craft of photography. Through his work, Alex creates dark and fantastical tales that capture the drama and fragility of the human experience. Alex is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Alex Stoddard: website Via: mymodernmet.com The post Dark and…
  • Amazing intricate hand-cut paper art By Maude White

    ego
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 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 “When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas. I have great respect for…
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • 15 Notable Art Professors in Boston

    millionaire
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    We have spent a fair amount of time highlighting the work of artists and the impact they have made on the art world as a whole via their careers in art, but there is another type of art professional who is constantly leaving their mark on the art world as well – art professors. In many cases, these people are the behind-the-scenes contributors who not only influence the art world through their own work but also by helping groom the next generation of young artists. Of course to sit here and try to put together a list of all the art professors across the country worth highlighting would be…
  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Los Angeles

    millionaire
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    We have spent a fair amount of time highlighting the work of artists and the impact they have made on the art world as a whole, but there is another type of art professional who is constantly leaving their mark on the art world as well – art professors. In many cases, these people are the behind-the-scenes contributors who not only influence the art world through their own work but also by helping groom the next generation of young artists. Of course to sit here and try to put together a list of all the art professors across the country worth highlighting would be nearly impossible, so we…
  • How to Become a Floral Designer

    millionaire
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    All over the world, flowers have long symbolized human emotions–love, despair, passion, and even honor. Flowers are given on almost every holiday, and many large scale events like weddings are practically planned around them. For this reason, arranging flowers is truly an art form unto itself. Floral arrangements are not necessarily the first things that come to mind when considering an art form. However, working with flowers and plants is an extremely challenging craft that requires patience, tenacity, and a keen artistic eye. It can also be polarizing–everyone has different…
  • Medicine Meets Art: Explore a Medical Illustration Career

    jonathankoenig
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    What is Medical Illustration?Before the invention of cameras and computers, every illustration in a medical journal or medical textbook was drawn by talented artists. Today, although many of the images found in these publications are photographs, there are still a handful of medical illustrations.Basically, medical illustration is a cross between medicine and art. This type of illustration involves drawing detailed images of certain aspects of medicine or biology. The drawings produced by medical illustrators are meant to create a visual representation of certain aspects of medicine or…
  • Fashion Design As a Career

    millionaire
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am
    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…
 
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Curating outside the gallery

    Anna-Maria Amato
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    Art, existing where? And why there? And with what? Expanding the audience of an exhibition is often about not restricting it to a certain group of people which can often occur when venues have a target culture. Think about the space The walls of a gallery outline the confinements of the space but extending this […]
  • Radical Geometry RA – Modernism from Latin America

    Flaneur
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection of Latin American art does not have permanent home. Instead it travels the world introducing audiences to modernist art from six of the continent’s biggest cities. It has touched down at the Royal Academy, filling the Sackler Wing with Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America. The works are […]
  • Free cultural travel app: In the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Lord Byron and more in Montreux, Switzerland

    Flaneur
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Montreux-Vevey Tourism have launched a new cultural, interactive and geolocated tour through the Montreux Riviera region in Switzerland. The mobile app is called “In the footsteps of our famous visitors”, and features two regional routes which can be enjoyed on foot or by rented bike. Visitors can choose from the two suggested routes (and can also […]
  • Buckingham Palace Summer Opening – see the Queen’s Old Masters

    Flaneur
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Buckingham Palace isn’t just the Queen’s London digs or a place where tourists are guaranteed a photo of British pageantry in all its bearskinned pomp. The palace also includes the 47 metre long Picture Gallery, created by John Nash during the 1820s. This is one of the state rooms that can be visited during the summer opening […]
  • Ting Tong Chang – Until now – Minto House, Edinburgh

    Flaneur
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    The spellbinding result of artist Ting Tong Chang’s residency at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Until Now consumes the viewer with a multi-media frenzy, examining our mediated perceptions of success and failure. Visiting on the final day, I walked into what appeared to be the aftermath of some sort of exotic food fight: the towering stack […]
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  • Labor Day Weekend Sale!

    Natasha Wescoat
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
      Get 35% your entire purchase for every $50 you spend in shop! This counts on signed prints, limited editions and small originals! Use promo code: SUMMER14 at checkout: http://wescoatart.etsy.com – now until September 2nd!Filed under: Art & Illustration
  • Upcoming Los Angeles Art Shows

    Natasha Wescoat
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Natasha has some art shows coming up with Swoon Gallery in Los Angeles for 2014 and 2015! More info at: http://www.swoongallery.com 2014 TBD October- Solo Show December 5th – “Get The Lead out VI” – Group show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Los Angeles 2015 Feb 13th - “Bloodletting” Apr 24th – “LACK of Wallspace”Filed under: […]
  • When less is more

    Natasha Wescoat
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The challenge in my art is restraining myself in the detailing. On the right you can see the beautiful color washes and additions made to her hair and eyes. On the left she is finished with more details and colors but has become subsequently duller and darker. Less vibrant and ironically – detailed. I’ve been […]
  • New original “Red Tail Mermaid” auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    New original “Red Tail Mermaid” 12″x24″ OBLONG Original acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas. Now available at auction, starting at $200 here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131280332487 This beautiful mermaid is painted on an oblong styled gallery wrapped canvas and has a vivid crimson and magenta tail that sparkles under the oceanic light. Her lips are ruddy and eyes […]
  • The Growth Process

    Natasha Wescoat
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    It can be a painful battle between what is best for your career vs what is best for your art. If you’ve been working to pay the bills with your art,  you might understand what I’m talking about. It’s the struggle to create what you truly want vs what you “need” to create. I fought […]
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  • FASHION EXTREME PARIS 2014

    Endevia
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    FASHION EXTREME PARIS is a charitable fashion events showcasing 6 quality designers ( Teddy Parra,…), 30 models, 24 photographers and MUA. It aims to support those who suffer from a catastrophe in Phillipine. . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . . FASHION EXTREME PARIS 2014 Venue: Salon Vianey Address: 98 Quai De La Rapée, - 75012 Paris [...]
  • 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

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

  • A Singer’s Notes 93: Denève, the TMC Orchestra, and Berlioz; McGegan and Handel; Bernstein’s Candide at Tanglewood

    Keith Kibler
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    The excellent Stephane Denève chose two works of Hector Berlioz for his TMCO concert. Wholly remarkable was a performance of Les Nuits d'Été. The maestro gave these songs a sound I've never heard before. It was ravishingly quiet to begin with, not unlike the nearly silent playing Simon Rattle can achieve in his Mahler performances. It was like something in the air. Even more unforgettable was the coaching he had done with the young singers, each... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Murder Myth Married to Music—Lizzie Borden Wields her Axe at Tanglewood

    Larry Wallach
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In Jack Beeson and Kenward Elmslie’s 1965 retelling, Lizzie Borden is unequivocally presented the murderer of her step-mother and father; in the opening moments, as the orchestra starts up with a scream of outrage, Lizzie runs onstage with an axe and plants it firmly in the middle of the family table. It remains there for most of the opera, sometimes reached for, sometimes stroked, and eventually seized with murderous intent. The post Murder... 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 92: The Cherry Orchard

    Keith Kibler
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Cherry Orchard At Historic Park-McCullough in North Bennington, VT July 31 – August 9 Most remarkable in Living Room Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov on Friday night was a natural sounding translation of the play – something I have rarely heard. This was accomplished by the young actress who also played Anya, along with Randolyn Zinn. […] The post A Singer’s Notes 92: The Cherry Orchard appeared first on The... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 91: TMC Forever, and A Little Bit of Marlboro

    Keith Kibler
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Tanglewood Center Music Orchestra took on an enormous challenge in their first outing this summer. The Bruckner 4th Symphony is a magnificent leviathan of a piece which requires everything of its players and its conductor. The young French horn section deserves multiple plaudits. This work is one of the supreme tests of orchestral horn […] The post A Singer’s Notes 91: TMC Forever, and A Little Bit of Marlboro appeared first on... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Two Weekends in the Country: The BSO and the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, the new Clark, Mass MoCA, and Boston Midsummer Opera’s Bartered Bride

    Lloyd Schwartz
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    As life in the city slows down, life in the country west of Boston ratchets up. I went out to the Berkshires to catch as much as I could of Tanglewood’s fiftieth Festival of Contemporary Music, this year curated by Boston composers and longtime Tanglewood faculty members John Harbison (a composition fellow in 1959) and Michael Gandolfi (a fellow in 1986). The post Two Weekends in the Country: The BSO and the Festival of Contemporary Music at... 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

  • Boyhood

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    If Richard Linklater were anonymous, one of those painters who never signed their work, maybe he’d be known as The Master of the Gimmick. His first film, Slacker, tracked talk like a contagion or a unit of currency as it passed from one character to another, beginning with himself. Boyhood, his latest film, was shot […] The post Boyhood appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse: Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part 2)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Naxos in Ms. Zambello’s staging appears to be a fictional town in upstate New York. Theodore Dreiser’s grim tale, An American Tragedy is set in the Greek-name Lycurgus (ironically, the lawgiver of Sparta) N.Y., another fabrication making one believe that upstate New York might be perceived as a birthplace of tragedy, pace Nietszche. Tobias Picker’s original operatic adaption of Dreiser’s novel was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and premiered in 2005. Francesca Zambello directed this version which was fairly well received. Since then, both Mr. Picker and librettist Gene Scheer…
  • Charles Dutoit triumphs in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, with Kirill Gerstein in Beethoven

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    There's no question that the San Francisco Symphony is one of our great American orchestras. I go to as many of their Carnegie Hall concerts as I can, and if these are not a consistent joy, it has nothing to do with the musicians' capabilities, rather with the vagaries of Michael Tilson Thomas's talents and tastes—of which more later. The concert I am reporting on had little to do with MTT beyond his successful maintenance of Herbert Blomstedt's discipline. The post Charles Dutoit triumphs in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, with Kirill Gerstein in…
  • Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse:  Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part I)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
      Whether by intention or not, each of the three brilliant productions at Glimmerglass this summer feature profligate cads driving themselves and the women they profess to love to suicide, murder, and, in one case a “transformation” for the better. As well, each opera represented the finalizing of a revisionary work in progress by composer […] The post Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse:  Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part I) appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Wind and Tree, a Three-screen Dance-video by Abe Abraham

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The three screens turned out to each be the size of a household flat-screen TV so I was a little taken aback having somehow expected to find three huge screens but no matter. Jack, a performance space, consisting of a large room with three of its four walls covered in tinfoil, made an unorthodox, but rather appropriate venue for this very avant-garde film which runs 45 minutes. The post Wind and Tree, a Three-screen Dance-video by Abe Abraham appeared first on New York Arts.
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Art News From Around The World: Let the trial begin – as the fate of Detroit’s art hangs in the balance. World Cup fans flocked to Brazil’s art museums – though not to its galleries. Arts funding is on the ballot in L.A. County – a reflection of the times? Watch out for art on NYC water tanks – coming soon! Unlike in the rest of the world, female artists are leading Brazil’s art market. What makes Brazil different? Popular Stories From The Week: Have you heard of Yves Klein? He was an influential French artist – and he invented a whole new blue.
  • Reception Review: Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition and Pierre Leclerc, 28 August 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The reception for Agora Gallery’s annual Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition was an astounding spectacle, as the gallery is currently exhibiting the work of 32 winning artists, selected from over a thousand submissions. The art represents the labor of real masters of their craft, featuring painters, illustrators, sculptors, and photographers. Most exciting, the collections, often experimental, theoretical, or ironic, reflect trends of the some of the world’s greatest emerging artists. Concurrent with this exhibition is Lest We Forget, a solo show for Montreal artist…
  • The 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a well-known art contest that has been running for nearly thirty years. The juror is different every year, but is always someone with wide experience of the art world and market, often attached to prestigious institutions. This year the juror was critic, curator, writer and educator Mr. Carlo McCormick, and it was his job to select artists for the various award categories. One of the prizes was participation in an exhibition in Chelsea, New York’s famous art district, and this summer, Agora Gallery will be proudly hosting that exhibit.
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Art news from around the world: A Ukrainian artist has been kidnapped – by pro-Russian separatists. Someone on the Corcoran faculty was heading up Save the Corcoran – and has now been fired. There are a lot of exhibition revivals at the moment. Some are interesting – but what’s behind this trend? What do museums want to get from the internet? It varies – sometimes quite drastically. Paintings from the Spanish Royal Collection have been in the Prado since the civil war, for safekeeping – but now Spain wants them back. Popular stories from the week: The…
  • Marcin Ryczek, the Man with the Viral Photograph

    Karin Maraney
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Have you seen “A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow”? You almost certainly have – on Facebook, elsewhere online, in a newspaper. It’s an image that swept across the world to international acclaim. Marcin Ryczek, the photographer whose work it is, is one of those artists chosen to display their work in the 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. In this interview, he tells us how he came to take that famous image, and what he has learned from the experience. Marcin Ryczek ”A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow” caused a worldwide sensation, winning…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Play, Investigate, Interpret, and Explore: Outdoor Odysseys at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    About 10,000 K-12 students visit the Blanton Museum of Art each year, and for most, it’s their first trip to an art museum. Sometimes groups are so large that they cannot be accommodated for gallery lessons at the same time. … Continue reading →
  • Austin’s Felines

    Blanton Museum
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    At the beginning of our exhibition, In the Company of Cats and Dogs, we invited Austinites to submit photos of their kitties and pooches to be included in a slideshow alongside the works of art in the exhibit. The response was … Continue reading →
  • An Interview with Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari

    Blanton Museum
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    On Thursday, August 21 at 6:30PM, award-winning filmmaker and University of Texas professor Nancy Schiesari presents a sneak preview of her film-in-progress, Canine Soldiers, which tells the story of military working dogs and their relationships with their soldier handlers. Schiesari … Continue reading →
  • Five Ancient Andean Objects Not to Miss

    Blanton Museum
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Blanton’s special exhibition Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes closes this Sunday, August 17. If you have only half an hour to peruse the show between now and then, here are five objects you shouldn’t overlook:  … Continue reading →
  • Volunteering at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    As a UT student studying business and science, it made absolutely no sense for me to apply for an internship at the Blanton Museum of Art. Even after accepting the internship, I was still worried I would not be able … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • 100 Publishing Questions Answered: Another Free Book Devoted to Helping You Succeed

    Derek Murphy
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Tonight I put another book up on Kindle. I had set it for pre-sale, so I rushed it a bit to meet the deadline. It’s mostly a collection of questions and answers, and a lot of it is repetitive (especially if you’ve read my other books). But there are some good sections, like this part: Why would anyone buy your book? Because they’ve enjoyed your content (which you’ve published for free and put in front of them), because they like and trust you (because you’ve been building relationships, making friends and helping people), because you’re committed to a cause or movement…
  • Author Ethics and Utilitarianism (Or, “Why Authors are Bad People”)

    Derek Murphy
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Tonight I read with interest two posts about Author Ethics. This one by Jane Steen on selfpublishingadvice.org argues that while indie authors often lament (and admit to be challenged by) quality issues, the equally important issue of Author Ethics is ignored. The concept of “Author Ethics” refers mainly to bullshit book reviews; a controversial topic that I love discussing, even though nobody agrees with me. But in this ThoughtCatalog article Steen gets interviewed my intimately. What ethical issues are actually involved in the self-publishing industry? These 8: Paid Reviews…
  • How BookTrope made me realize the publishing industry are all pirates

    Derek Murphy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Can someone explain Booktrope to me? I don’t get it. It looks like people can volunteer to be part of a creative time to produce the book, then earn a percentage of the sales revenue (and, apparently they only publish quality books that the community has supported, which means a better chance of revenue.) If I design the book cover I’d make 4%, but I’d make far more if was the “book manager” (managing the project, including marketing) – for that I’d make 24%! Since I’m pretty damn awesome at book marketing, if I started out with great books I…
  • This one easy trick will get you on the New York Times Bestseller lists

    Derek Murphy
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    I’m listening to a School of Greatness Podcast with Tucker Max about book marketing. Tucker is one of only 3 authors ever to have three non-fiction books on the NYT bestseller list at the same time. When he started writing, he was rejected by every single agent and publisher in town. So he started blogging, built an audience and the rest is history. If you’re a writer, you’re probably family with feel-good encouraging books about creativity like Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Those kinds of books will tell you to listen to your muse, write whatever you want,…
  • How to use Kindle pre-orders to pre-sell your self-published book

    Derek Murphy
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    I was excited that Kindle finally set up a pre-order option on KDP, which means self-publishing authors can finally compete with mainstream books by selling pre-orders. Pre-orders are great because you can build buzz and start talking about/selling your book before it’s really all polished up and ready to go. In addition (I believe) all the sales count on the first day the book is actually available, which means you can spike into the bestseller lists much easier. All you need to do is Select Your Book Release Option and choose “I’m ready to publish now” or “make…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong: A must read for teachers

    Debbie
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    by Debra Muzikar With Back-to-School upon us, it’s the appropriate time to review a wonderful book by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in the School and Life (2012). Dr. Armstrong is an enlightened educator and author of fifteen books on education and diversity. I wish every teacher who had my son, Kevin, in their class had read this book. His public school experience would have been much different. I wish I had read this book a decade or two ago. Neurodiversity in the Classroom offers the reader…
  • Daily News on Art, Neurodiversity, Creativity

    Debbie
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
  • Engaging Art Activities: The Special Artist’s Handbook

    Debbie
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    by Debra Muzikar I was delighted to receive a complementary copy for review in the mail of the Second Edition of “The Special Artist’s Handbook,” by Susan Rodriguez. This book should be used in every class which has special education students, including gifted students. The book is project-based with adaptations for the needs of the students with special needs. Each adaptation is well-thought out with often an explanation about the needs of each student. For example on designing a cowboy stocking, under the adaptation for autistic spectrum disorder and Asperger’s…
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    Debbie
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
  • An Open Letter to Li Chin and Peter Rodger from the Depths of the Heart of a Mother

    Debbie
    28 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    by Nancy Lea Speer Tragedy – an event in which an individual or group of individuals, as a consequence of a deadly flaw or moral weakness, and/or an inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances, are brought to ruin or to suffer extreme sorrow. What happened last Friday in Isla Vista encompassed all of the elements of tragedy. That’s the easy part to grasp. The hard part is taking hold of the truth that this tragedy happened to ALL of us. ALL OF US! We are ALL a part of it! WE are ALL its victim and WE ARE ALL its perpetrator. We have gone too long accepting the status quo. Not…
 
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    Feather Of Me | Feather Of Me

  • Aldo Katayanagi – Conceptual Digital Art

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Aldo Katayanagi is a young freelance illustrator and digital artist based in Chicago. His conceptual artworks are incredibly inspiring and beautiful. aldo-art.com
  • Ben Zank – Incredible Concept Images

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Ben Zank is a young fine art photographer based in New York City. He began taking photographs for fun, at the age of 18, after picking up a Pentax ME Super 35mm film SLR from the Read More
  • Melissa Gamwell – Ceramic and Metal Products

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Melissa Gamwell is an artist and writer based in New York. A recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, she currently works with a focus on abstraction of functional industrial objects, creating one-off pieces primarily in Read More
  • Erica Coburn – Dreamy Beauty Shots

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Erica Coburn is a freelance photographer from Dublin, Ireland. She is currently studying Photography in the Institute of Art & Design Technology in Dublin, Ireland. She shots exquisite fashion and beauty photographs, enriched with vibrant colors Read More
  • Andreau Carulla Studio – Geometric Forms

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Andreu Carulla Studio is a product design studio that combines art and technology. Here is a Facetat Dish and a Facetada ceiling lamp created from the dish. The studio has devised a new manufacturing system; starting Read More
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

    Alex Irish
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Hailing from Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, Aganetha Dyck is an artist of a slightly different color; she is, in short, an environmentalist, and her most recent works concern in particular the plight of bees. She questions what would happen – not just to humans, as a species, but to all life in our ecosystem, should bees die out. It’s a hot button issue, and one that’s perhaps been neglected by the art world. She might not be said to work alone, though. In fact, she collaborates with dozens and dozens of others – all of them bees. Cleverly manipulating their natural…
  • HOW 2014 Logo Design Competition & Awards

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

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

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

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

  • Encaustic Q&A: Embedding metal objects

    kbart
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    If you embedded a piece of rusty tin or metal would it be archival? The short answer to your question is no. In order for encaustic paintings to be archival embedded objects must be porous to appropriately fuse. If you embed something that is not porous, over time it’s quite possible with movement, temperature change, etc., the embedded object will shift and move and separate from the piece. The post Encaustic Q&A: Embedding metal objects appeared first on Kara Brook Art.
  • Fiac 2013 Collages

    kbart
    6 Nov 2013 | 4:00 am
    Keith Tyson Viola in Piccadilly Jacques Villegle Rue Brisemiche (Fernand Leger) Gaston I’ve had a particular interest in collage lately. These were my favorites from fiac 2013. The post Fiac 2013 Collages appeared first on Kara Brook Art.
  • Fiac 2013 Overview

    kbart
    4 Nov 2013 | 4:00 am
    We enjoyed our trip to Paris this year to Fiac 2013. This year was the 40th anniversary of the annual art show and it was by far the best show we’ve seen. Over the years what we’ve liked is not knowing what to expect. This year the curators and galleries outdid themselves. Following are some of my favorite works. I did my best to keep track of artists, titles, etc. but try as I do, I don’t collect everything that I need. If you attended Fiac 2013 and have any of the missing information, please by all means, share the information with me so that I can update this page.
  • Vik Muniz

    kbart
    11 Oct 2013 | 4:00 am
    Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist who experiments with unexpected media to create pieces of art that demand a closer look, and a sense of humor.  His works are often photographs of scenes and objects illustrated in sugar, thread, dirt, wire or chocolate.  Muniz constantly explores new media.  Some of his recent works have included line drawings carved into the earth and photographed from an airplane, and drawings of cartoon clouds executed in skywriting over Manhattan. Vik Muniz “Babe” Muniz created this picture, Babe, out of chocolate in 1998. In his 2003 TEDTalk, he described…
  • Friday Friday | Laurie Simmons

    kbart
    4 Oct 2013 | 4:00 am
    American artist Laurie Simmons creates staged photographs that explore collective memory and childhood nostalgia. Laurie Simmons was born in 1949 in a suburban Long Island town.  Her childhood in 1950s suburbia is a major source of inspiration in her work.  Simmons’ best-known work,  “A Dolls House” addresses the plight of the unfulfilled housewife, as well as gender expectations of her generation’s childhood, especially in the media. Laurie Simmons – Barbie Laurie Simmons photographs “set-up” situations, which she creates using dolls, paper dolls,…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

    Kevin Schwartz
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    CELEBRATING A MILLENNIUM OF PERSIAN TEXTUAL PRODUCTION IN WASHINGTON, DC From Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ Infrequent are the times in Washington, DC when the name ‘Iran’ is uttered outside discourses revolving around security and politics. The country has come to be defined by the ongoing circuit of think tank events and publications that grapple with Iran’s role in the world, and the piling up of congressional resolutions in response to its nuclear programme. Washington-Tehran relations are framed by some of the iconic sights of the US capital’s past and…
  • My Grandfather’s Room

    Afsoon
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    ‘HIS HOUSE WAS FULL OF WELCOMING MYSTERIES, EXCEPT FOR ONE ROOM …’ From Afsoon’s ‘Smokeless Fire’ series My grandfather, or, ‘Baba Joon’ as we used to call him, was the only one in his neighbourhood who had a pet dog. Gilda, the brown spaniel, came from a line of dogs going back many generations, all of whom were called Gilda, regardless of their sex; it was a homage to Rita Hayworth’s character in the movie of the same name. She was my grandfather’s favourite actress. He was a fun-loving man, our Baba Joon. In addition to an acute addiction to…
  • Here and Elsewhere

    Sarah Hassan
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES IN NYC’S FIRST MUSEUM EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART Hashem El Madani – Tarho and El Masri (Studio Sheherazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1958; from Akram Zaatari’s ‘Studio Practices’ series) ‘Oh, father of straight talk, your words are a cure’, purrs the jazzy blonde chanteuse in Adel Abidin’s video installation, Three Love Songs. Working the microphone for her nightclub audience, she sings in clipped Iraqi-accented Arabic a melody Western and familiar, with lyrics troubling in translation; yet, these are no ordinary love…
  • Rumour Has It

    Joobin Bekhrad
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    LEBANON’S PIONEERING ARTIST DUO ON SPAM, SCAMS, AND STORYTELLING Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Exhibition images courtesy Galerie In SItu / Fabienne Leclerc Paris Known for their films and art projects that investigate the relation between reality, fiction, and the workings of the imagination, Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have turned their attention towards what some may consider hitherto unexplored territory. According to them, however, they’re simply continuing their practice of storytelling and narration. To find out more about their latest…
  • When the Levee Breaks

    Ivana Peric
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    ‘THERE ARE MANY LAYERS TO PALESTINIAN LIFE AND IDENTITY – NOT JUST THE OCCUPATION’ (L-R) Mahmoud Jreri, Tamer Nafar, and Suhell Nafar * This interview was conducted before the recent events in Gaza Heralded by Le Monde as ‘the spokesmen of a new generation’, the members of DAM – the first [known] Palestinian hip-hop crew and among the first musicians to rap in Arabic – began working together in the late 90s. Struck by the uncanny resemblance of the streets in a Tupac video to those of their own neighbourhood in Lod, brothers Tamer and Suhell Nafar, along…
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator

    Chris Hilbig
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   If you’re a regular visitor to ChrisHilbig.com, 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 Hilbig.com.
  • Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window

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

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

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

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Happy 4th of July to everyone in the United States! As for the rest of you… I have some more nuggets of gold to share with you in today’s edition of Links of Interest. Winsor & Newton Gets a Refresh Ironic how I start with a British company. But Winsor & Newton is one of my favorite […] The post Links of Interest — July 4, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
 
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  • How All The Metal From A Single Mine Looks

    Creative Visual Artist
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Nababeep South Mine, Nababeep (1882 to 2000). Over 500m deep, 302,791.65 tonnes of copper extracted Blue Mine, Springbok (1852 to 1912). 3,535 tonnes of copper extracted West O’okiep Mine, Okiep (1862 to the early 1970s). Over 500m deep, 284,000 tonnes of copper extracted Tweefontein Mine, Concordia (1887 to 1904). Over 100m deep, 38,747.7 tonnes of copper extracted Jubilee Mine, Concordia (1971 to 1973). Over 100m deep, 6,500 tonnes of copper extracted This visual representation from Cape Town photographer Dillon Marsh shows just how much metal a mine can produce for a project…
  • Chinese Fruit Moulds

    Creative Visual Artist
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    A Chinese company called Fruit Mould has developed an interesting business model of creating kind plastic moulds that shape regular fruits and vegetables into strange and fun shapes like: square watermelons, heart shaped cucumbers and Buddha shaped pears. While the fruit is still young, farmers encase them in a clear plastic mold, which the fruit eventually grows into and takes the shape. These quirky shaped fruits are now popping all over in supermarkets. Fruit Mould also ships their plastic devices across the globe, so Buddha-shaped pears and star-shaped cucumbers can be grown all over the…
  • Energetic line murals by DALeast

    Creative Visual Artist
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    From when we last covered work by DALeast, the artist has been all over the globe and he has spent time painting a number of bird-themes murals in Poland, Spain, and now New York City where he just completed a towering painting of a bird clutching another bird on the side a Manhattan building. Born in China, the muralist/sculptor/painter is currently based out of Cape Town where his use of energetic lines to compose animals, people, and other forms is almost instantly recognizable.
  • Daring Experimental Japanese Building Design

    Creative Visual Artist
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Like most countries, the architecture in Japan is influenced by market and global architectural trends. However, there are a few major elements that make contemporary Japanese architecture so distinctive — the long tradition of Shinto and Buddhism and the concept of balance which shaped architects’ attitude towards nature, the specific social ethos, and the heritage of Metabolism. Images via Tokyobling Iidabashi Station, designed by Makoto Sei Watanabe Architects, was built in 2000 and features curved steel and glass forms which mark its ground entrance, while a geometric green light…
  • REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING

    Creative Visual Artist
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Project Omote is a collaboration between Japanese projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix.
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  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 9/02/14

    Emmanuel Martinez
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:25 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. “ Cyclops #4 ” from Marvel Comics Alexander Lozano (artist, cover) “ Steed and Mrs Peel: We’re Needed #2 ” from Boom! Studios Alice X. Zhang (cover) “ Batman/Superman #13 ” from DC Comics Jae Lee (cover) “ Turok, Dinosaur Hunter: Conquest #1 ” from Dynamite…
  • Awesome Shirt designs for the week 082714

    Emmanuel Martinez
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Here we’ve collected some of the best shirt designs from various shirt companies! Acquiring one of these these bad boys will make you truly stand out. These are excellent to give to your cool and hip friends or for yourself as well! Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Dance with Groot Designed by Alice9 $25.00 Falling from the Space Design by Sebastian Andaur $12.95 Nuka Cola By Fallout Designed by sgrunfo $25.00 Great Idea Design by Mathiole $25.00 Guardian Design by SPYKEEE $25.00 Aerial Acrobat by radiomode $25.00 Song of Death Design by idilek $25.00…
  • The Art of Rory Kurtz

    Emmanuel Martinez
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Michigan based illustrator Rory Kurtz uses a combination of pencil, ink and digital painting to create realistic art pieces with a whimsical surrealism. His work has been featured in various publications websites and galleries around the world. Rory Kurtz is represented by Levy Creative Management in New York, NY. Here are just a few of his best works: The Art of Rory Kurtz You can find more of his works here: Rory Kurtz’s site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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  • "Feel the Beauty"

    Emily Magone
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    What IS LoveArtWillTravel?Ok.  So I started this blog back in 2009 to document my first adventure abroad.  I kept it going, and it made sense to carry the name over as I launched my business, as my art is ultimately inspired by my love of traveling and exploring - nature in particular.   As the business has grown and developed, so have I, and so has my personal mission.  Every artist has a different reason for creating, a message that they want to communicate to their customers, to the viewers, to the world.  I used to think that the only possible way that I…
  • Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands!

    Emily Magone
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    So this last weekend my two best lady friends and I hopped on a Sleeper Train and headed up to the Scottish Highlands.  The sleeping arrangements were smaller than anything I had ever slept in before (aside from possibly a card table fort from my childhood), and sleeping was nearly impossible due to the constant squeaking and rattling of the train car connections and the noises coming from whoever decided that it would be easier to bang in the bathroom right next door than in their beds. (SIYUCK!) Yes, that's how small they were.  In the morn when it was time for us to switch…
  • So Many New Prints!

    Emily Magone
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Holy shit its been awhile since I posted! It has been a crazy beautiful summer, busy with lots of new pieces and travels!We spent 4th of July weekend in Naples with my husband's brother and a couple close friends, which was fabulously lazy and relaxing.  I consumed enough food, wine and gelato for three of me, swam in the Mediterranean, and visited the ruins of Pompeii, which was so much bigger than I had envisioned.I didn't take my camera on this trip, I don't know why... but I should have.  It was amazing.The rest of July consisted of a lot of painting, sweating and prepping for…
  • Q & A!

    Emily Magone
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Well hello lovelies!  A couple weeks ago I posted a few questions on the Facebook page for you, some of which were wondering if there were any questions you had for me.  You came back with some very interesting questions, so I thought I would take a stab at answering them!Here we go! Michael asks, "How do your goals align with or deter from military life?"  Fabulous question!  For those of you who don't already know this, I am married to a delicious military man.  This means that we move around the planet every 2-4 years, with little warning or clue as to…
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    Emily Magone
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  • what i wore - striped polka dot top & pineapple brooch

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    i love that i can wear sweaters again without melting! i know most people are sad to see summer fading away, but autumn is my favourite season so i for one am happy for leaves changing colour and to have cooler weather. if it could just not constantly rain though, that'd be good, wouldn't it?years ago i thought i wasn't a 'hat person' in that i could never find a hat that looked good on me, but i found this bowler hat in accesorize last year and i think it's perfect. i would love a nice felt hat too. any recommendations?i also got a recent addition to my brooch collection! the lovely anna of…
  • book review / decorate with flowers by holly becker & leslie shewring

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    today i'm reviewing decorate with flowers by holly becker & leslie shewring. i actually won this book a while ago, but it was one i had wanted to buy at some point anyway as i love flowers, ideas and books. the perfect match, don't you think?underneath the dustcover is a beautiful turquoise hardback, which, as a lover of turquoise i admire. also on the end-pages is a lovely watercolour pattern matching the one on the spine. i love little details like this!the book is very well laid out, and well organised. it has chapters about different florals and scenarios they'd be best…
  • be the change you want to see

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    paraphrased slightly from a gandi quote, which i believe in itself is paraphrased. (ive not done in depth research). i kind of prefer this one, though. i am totally not a person that relies on quotes to get herself by, rather i have a select few that are meaningful to me. this (paraphrased or not) is one of those.anyway.sometimes to 'be the change you want to see' can be a bit difficult because change takes time. sometimes it takes money too, and more often than not hard work is also required. but you have to be willing to change, and as long as you're okay with sometimes doing things little…
  • cable and cotton - cotton candy

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    besides the front room, our flat is quite dark. we don't get much light in the living room due to there being a house next door, and the kitchen has no windows, only the back door. also, because we live on a main road, it's quite a noisy place too. recently (and i don't know why we didn't do it before) we decided to start sleeping in the spare room.oh my, so much quieter! but also the darkest room in the flat. because we don't really use it much, the only light in there is the ceiling one. that is until recently when these beauts from cable and cotton* came along. i've actually been a fan of…
  • colour love - tomato red

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    vintage silk scarfof all the shades of red, a tomato red is probably my favourite. a slight orange tone, but not too bright. pillarbox red is a touch too much for me (saying that, i do have a winter coat in that colour), and i'm not a huge fan of deeper reds like maroons. i love ruby and garnet red though.as you can see i just generally love red, ha! it's a colour i wear from time to time, but moreso on my bottom half. i do have one or two quite bright red lipsticks too. i love it around the home, i love it in nature and i love it in food too. strawberries and tomatoes, come at me! ..though…
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    Meditative Art School

  • Passionate Pottery

    medita11
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
      Going in Circles The wheel turns; you find yourself looking at it as if it is a poisonous snake swaying to the sounds of the flute; you couldn’t move your eyes aside, even if you wanted to; you have lost any sense of reference; you have lost yourself in the spin and you are [...]
  • Real Art

    medita11
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    By: Mochita Har-Lev   Many years ago, when I was an art student, the question “what is art?” used to arise every now and again. It would be a philosophical more than a practical inquiry, a trigger for contemplation and group discussion. While this question is completely interesting and valid, the answers that arose in [...]
  • Creativity & Women

    medita11
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    By: Mochita Har Lev There is something so very special about a group of women creating together. Something about it feels so familiar -so ‘right’; for we, as women, have sat and worked together in tribes, villages and communities all across the word, perhaps since the beginning of time.   Women would sit and come together [...]
  • Breath & Vital Force

    medita11
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
      There are a few general terms and themes that are important to understand in relation to spiritual work; concepts that are common among many religions and doctrines. Understanding these is not meant to burden ourselves with more useless intellectual knowledge, but to make it real and meaningful, so that we may use it in [...]
  • Yogic Food & Sleep

    medita11
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:39 am
      “My children, eat to live; sleep to awake” Amma  Self discipline, with respect to food and sleep, is not only important for our general wellbeing; it is also an essential matter when it comes to the life of a spiritual aspirant.   The right direction Initially, it may be difficult to develop positive habits [...]
 
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  • Park West supports healthy lifestyle event

    kristine
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Park West Gallery is a sponsor of this year’s HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon. It’s a premier quality of life event in Oakland County, Mich. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote the county and encourage people to become more physically active. The event includes a half marathon, 10K and 5K courses, a kids’ race and a health expo. Race proceeds support programs that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In a little more than a year, Brooksie Way grants have put more than $50,000 back into Oakland County communities,…
  • Tim Yanke’s Dragonfly sparkles

    kristine
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Park West’s Morris Shapiro walks the Dragonfly wearable art, while the artist (on the left) and auctioneer Michael Cassaci describe the beautiful gold and jeweled statement piece. There are some images that point directly to the identity of Detroit-area abstract painter Tim Yanke – Native American headdresses, buffalo and a multitude of others that capture the essence of the South West.  His most iconic and popular image – Dragonfly – seems to resonate with collectors on many levels. Responding to the personal connection many have with it, the artist created a unique…
  • A studio visit with Bernard Louedin and Dominique de Serres

    meagan
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Last July, Albert and Marc Scaglione – Park West’s founder and CEO, and president, respectively – took a trip to France to visit with surrealist painter Bernard Louedin and his wife Aubusson tapestry artist Dominique de Serres. Their studios are at their home near the beautiful north western coast of the country. During the visit, the artists took the Scagliones to an exhibit showcasing Bernard’s work throughout his career. Enjoy this video tour of the exhibit as Albert describes some of the artwork and introduces viewers to Park West artist Bernard Louedin. The post A…
  • On the air with Dominic Pangborn

    meagan
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Dominic Pangborn is taking to the airwaves this week talking with two Detroit-area radio stations about his career and exhibition – Evolution of Art & Design Through Revolution – at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Mich. The Park West artist on Wednesday spoke with mid-day anchor Jackie Page on Detroit’s WWJ Newsradio 950 AM, which aired that same day. Dominic is also scheduled as a featured guest on Metro Networks’ “Sunday Edition” with Alisa Zee, airing between 6-7 a.m., Sunday, on multiple Michigan radio stations, including 98.7 FM (AMP), 99.5 FM (WYCD),…
  • Marcus Glenn takes the mound

    kristine
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Marcus Glenn took the mound at the home of the Detroit Tigers – Comerica Park – for a ceremonial first pitch at Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The official artist of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and Park West collector favorite jumped at the invitation and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The Glenns’ family and friends came out to cheer him on, and Park West Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie accompanied Marcus and Yolanda Glenn on the field. In the spirit of fun, Marcus gave multiple examples of how he was going to handle the pitch.
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • The flower girl dresses could be the beautiful scenery

    dressjoy
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The flower girls are very shinning in the wedding party, they are angels, which are pure and cute, at the same time, the wedding dresses could show the happy life of us, then what do we need to care about the designer flower girl dresses? First the cute angel dresses, there are some angel dresses of pretty flower girl dresses, which are like angels, there are a pair of wings behind the dresses, which could show us totally. Second the flower girls could hold a basket, since they would send the flowers to people, which could mean that they want to share the wedding happiness to others, some…
  • Overview of Vaporizer Warming Aspects

    crys123
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    August 28, 2014 – Individuals who have obtained two just a few seconds to questionnaire this width from the wholesale vapes marketplace swiftly updates that will various brands tout their heating system element while “the finest available” while directing away health threats linked to their competitors’ versions. Considering these claims could be a job. The objective of this post just isn’t to suggest a selected kind of heating system element, but rather to accumulate this offered details about heating system things in a single destination for a support folks in…
  • SocialCount – jQuery Plugin for Lighter & Faster Social Networking Widgets

    crys123
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    SocialCount – jQuery Plugin for Lighter & Faster Social Networking Widgets Link : http://bit.ly/1AZugfU SocialCount – jQuery Plugin for Lighter & Faster Social Networking Widgets is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • Quick Guide To Create SEO Friendly Website Design

    crys123
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Due to the convenient e-commerce accessibility all the time, people rely to shop and search information through the internet. A well-designed visually attractive website is not enough to retrieve and fulfill the online business outcome. To hit the target audience, the web designer must integrate aforementioned important tips to create SEO friendly website design to increase the visibility of your website through SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and experience better functionality and crawl ability through the SEO campaign. In addition to HTML code, use external Cascading Style Sheet build to…
  • Blood Web – Caitlin Diggs Now $.99

    crys123
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    $.99 BLOOD WEB – Caitlin Diggs #1 —— 5 star read! …the story pulled me in, and wouldn’t let go. A young man with emotional problems, a man who wants to control the world, a disheartened FBI agent and they are on a collision course, all controlled by the power of an arrowhead shaped pink crystal. Very riveting story, and I really want to follow the FBI agent, Caitlin, into her further adventures. I believe this series will hold many more surprises, and look forward to traveling them with her. I love this story. The author is inventive and tells the story in a very…
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  • Chicago Bears Founder Immortalized in Soldier Field Monument

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Football season is officially starting again, as is the joy of tailgating and discussing past memories of football stars and great plays.  If you start talking about the history of the Chicago Bears or the greats that have come through the ranks, you would be remiss to leave out the legendary George Halas. He was the one who founded the team back in 1920.  Then called the Decatur Staleys, the soon-to-be Bears had found the coach who would take them through NFL titles and undefeated record-breaking seasons over his 50 years of dedication and commitment to the team. While he filled the shoes…
  • Lambeau Leap Statue Unveiling at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Last Friday August 1st, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt – Amrany’s latest statue was unveiled at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler was present to honor the touchdown tradition he began in 1993. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy was also present to unveil the new life-size bronze Lambeau Leap statue to the public. The Green Bay Packers commissioned a team of sculptors from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highwood, IL to design and create a bronze statue to immortalize the triumphant ritual. The statue features four die-hard Packers fans cast…
  • Meet the Artists: Oscar Leon and Lou Cella

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

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

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

  • 5 Films/Videos To Shock Your Vacation-Mates This Labor Day Weekend

    Emily Colucci
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Still from Richard Kern’s “Fingered” It’s the end of the line, queens: Summer is over. I know, it went so fast for me too! One minute, I was sitting on the back porch of a shack at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi, downing Lazy Magnolia beers and listening to Jim Morrison’s heroically bad poetry and next thing I know, I’m back home, getting ready for fall. Yeeeeuck…trees changing seems to turn me into Mink Stole’s grandest hysteric Peggy Gravel from John Waters’ Desperate Living. As Peggy rages, “Look at these disgusting…
  • Now You See Me…:(In)Visibility In Jordan Casteel’s ‘Visible Man’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Jordan Casteel, Sterling, 2014, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches (all images courtesy the artist and Sargent’s Daughters, New York) In his iconic The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison writes, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.” Referencing Ellison’s novel, Brooklyn-based artist…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Carnival Of Sleaze Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Even Pennywise wants to listen to our Filthy Dreams’ Carnival of Sleaze Playlist Step right up, queens! Step right up and listen to perhaps our most troubling Filthy Dreams playlist yet: our Filthy Dreams’ Carnival of Sleaze Playlist! Feel a little uneasy? Us too. This playlist might mark a turning point in our playlist trajectory, throwing us into full on unhinged mania. But no matter! I mean, who doesn’t love clowns? I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I have always loved Tom Waits’ carnival barker personae. Frankly, we here at Filthy Dreams love it so…
  • Oh, Wow!: Filthy Dreams’ 5 Favorite Warhol Films In Honor Of Their Complete Digitization

    Emily Colucci
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Andy Warhol. Nico/Antoine. 1966. ©2014 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum. This morning, the Museum of Modern Art announced a partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum and MPC, a digital visual effects (VFX) studio, to digitize the complete collection of Andy Warhol’s films. Beginning this month, the partnership hopes to make Warhol’s about 500 films–many of which have never been seen–more accessible through their digitization. Beginning with his film Sleep, which, as the title…
  • Filth Is My Politics! Filth Is My Life!: Documenting The Queen of Filth In ‘I Am Divine’

    Emily Colucci
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Promotional image for I Am Divine (all images via I Am Divine’s Facebook page) I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as the cinematic terrorist, the filthiest person alive, the queen so fucking beautiful she cant stand it herself, Divine. She was strutting, sashaying and sneering her way through the streets of Baltimore, leaving a trail of shock and sleaze in her wake, all to the wild screams of Little Richard’s “Girl Can’t Help It” in John Waters’ trash classic Pink Flamingos. Divine was everything I…
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • 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…
  • Motivate Employees by Conferring Corporate Gift on Their Birthdays

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Conferring gift on different occasions has been tradition in almost every culture. It can have different purposes such as wishing well for receiver, divulging gratitude etcetera. Birthday is one of the most beautiful occasions for bestowing gifts. If you run a business, try presenting corporate gift to employees on their birthdays. Thus you can show that you care about them and appreciate for their hard work. Whether there are two-three or hundred employees, giving special attention on their birthdays is the great way to increase their morale. When morale is high, they will tend to work…
  • Wooden Ganesha Statue with Umbrella – Exquisite Product in Handicrafts in India

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

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

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

  • White Pine – Easy for Wood Carving

    rohansingh336
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    From ancient time, human has been using wood for different purposes such as fire, furniture, toys, home accessories, decorations, and many more. It has become inseparable part of human life. It has also been a widely used material for handcrafted items. Wooden handicrafts come with natural beauty enhancing beauty of place. That is why these are gaining huge demand in international market. To make these such beautiful, various wood carving techniques and tools are employed on raw material. Such handicrafts are painted and decorated elegantly to make these worth buying. Virtues of raw material…
  • Why Rosewood is Highly Used in Creating Wooden Handicrafts

    rohansingh336
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    The handicrafts in India are renowned around the world not only for its elegant design but also for varied use of technique and raw material. These handicrafts are made for different purposes like home decoration and utensils. These handicrafts are the witness of rich heritage culture and art of India. Different craftsmen use their own unique skills in those handicrafts.  The marble and woods are used in producing such beautiful handicrafts. The wooden handicrafts are used in numerous ways than marble handicrafts. With variegated climate, India has got much kind of flourished trees. The…
  • Wooden Handicrafts Suppliers in Jaipur – Choosing Right Hardness Is Needed

    rohansingh336
    25 Jan 2014 | 2:59 am
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  • Basswood – Best to Work with Type of Wood for Carvers

    rohansingh336
    20 Dec 2013 | 6:17 am
    View story at Medium.com via Indian Craft Export https://medium.com/p/351a90116720
  • Wood | Craft | Carving | Handicrafts: Carve More and More to Bring Perfection in Wooden Handicrafts

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    19 Dec 2013 | 1:12 am
    http://woodcarvingcraft.blogspot.in/2013/12/carve-more-and-more-to-bring-perfection.html via Indian Craft Export http://woodcarvingcraft.blogspot.in/2013/12/carve-more-and-more-to-bring-perfection.html
 
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Let's Hope They're Friendly: Photos by Derek Henderson

    Jason Jose
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Let's Hope They're Friendly: Photos by Derek HendersonConceptual photos inspired by memories of a UFO sighting in New Zealand when he was fifteen years old.Memory is elastic. It bulges, tears and repairs itself in unexpected ways. It acts as an undertow, destabilising your relationship with reality. In 1978, New Zealand reported its most significant UFO sighting to date in the small town of Kaikoura. Derek Henderson was fifteen years old at the time, and was there, sleeping on the side of the road. Through the ensuing years, Henderson has returned to his memories of that night, examining and…
  • Paintings by Wiley Wallace

    Jason Jose
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Paintings by Wiley WallacePaintings of people observing some sort of natural phenomena oblivious to the danger around them.
  • Photos by Remus Tiplea

    Jason Jose
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Photos by Remus TipleaMacro photos of damsel flies peering out from behind flowers and plants that makes them appear cartoon-like.
  • Paintings by Robert Bowen

    Jason Jose
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Paintings by Robert BowenStrange works juxtaposing animals and insects with machinery that leaves the viewer both curious and confused, which is what he intended.Throughout his body of work, Bowen takes familiar iconography and handily corkscrews it with his own unique brand of humor and distinct painting style.
  • Photos by Sebastien Del Grosso

    Jason Jose
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Photos by Sebastien Del Grosso+Self-portraits in which Sebastien partially sketches himself into his own photos to make an interesting composite effect. All my pictures are taken inside my apartment, using only natural light. The drawings are done with a simple pencil on a sheet of paper. Then the drawing is scanned, cleaned and added to the picture with Photoshop tools.
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    Fdc Art News And Books.

  • ALEXANDRA THE GREAT. SO SEXY!

    Nikolaos Routsis
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
  • DADA EAST - The CABARET VOLTAIRE PDF BOOK.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Check out The Romanian Dada pdf file plus a nice lecture where you can watch at the shop. Download the file and get the Romanian Cabaret Voltaire expression.
  • NOW IS STARTING.NOTHING IS FINISHED.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Interview: threeASFOUR (Adi Gil, Ange Donhauser and Gabi Asfour) from VPL on Vimeo.ALL BULLSHIT TEAM THE FINGERS ARE NOT ENOUGH. BRACE THE ATTACKERS. BY THE WAY THEY ARE A BUNCH OF FASHION DESIGNERS WITH NO FUTURE, OR NO POLITICS. THREE ASSSS FOUR. YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SHELF OUT.
  • FDCINCSHOP WILL RESUME SOON.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEM FDCINCSHOP IS NOT UP AND RUNNING WE WILL RESOLVE THE ISSUE AS SOON..
  • ARTIST NIEK HENDRIX

    Nikolaos Routsis
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    STATEMENTIn “The Analytical Language of John Wilkins”, Borges describes ‘a certain Chinese Encyclopedia,’ the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, in which it is written that animals are divided into:1. those that belong to the Emperor,2. embalmed ones,3. those that are trained,4. suckling pigs,5. mermaids,6. fabulous ones,7. stray dogs,8. those included in the present classification,9. those that tremble as if they were mad,10. innumerable ones,11. those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush,12. others,14. those that have just broken a flower vase,15. those that from a long…
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  • Photo Editing Services Which Gives Few Interesting Facts About Photo Background Editor

    artdevelopments
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Memories of mind can fade easily but the mass of photos are in our past by touch. In fact, pictures are mirror of what really happened long before. Everybody likes to enjoy the moment, which is released in shape of photograph. Therefore, if your good moments become old or destroyed and requires photo editing, then editing can prove very useful in preservation of your costly flashes. We all know precisely what retouching is all about. Photo editing is the skill of providing to the animation of the images tame. The whole course involves reconstruction of missing parts, petty dust and stains,…
  • Hire A Photo Studio For Rental To Make Your Occasion Special

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

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

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

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

    SunScreen
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Marie Hamel grabbed the Paris’ life at night. She was born and currently working at Paris so she has the perception of the city life itself. She captured 24/7 grocery shops around the city […]
  • Portraits by Cesar Biojo

    SunScreen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Cesar Biojo is from Colombia. His basic studies are art history and fine arts from Florida State University but the last 6 years he resides in Barcelona. He just finished his PhD from University […]
  • Gourmet Mouse Traps by Davide Luciano

    SunScreen
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Davide Luciano has studied arts and later photography and filming at Dawson College. He has self and group exhibition mainly in Canada but also in New York. I was introduced to him by conceptual photography. This is an […]
  • Big Cats by Vincent J Musi

    SunScreen
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    From the first instance I loved this series.Vincent J. Musi, being a National Geographic photographer, captured big animals in this instance big cats.  Cheetah in my view is, apart from the fsatest, the most elegant creature in […]
  • Song 34: Eminem – Lose Yourself

    SunScreen
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    By watching Eminem in this post I realised that this song, apart from a big hit, was a reflective one as well. I am not sure when I was first listened […]
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  • Vote for PrestaShop! for the 2014 People’s Choice CMS Awards

    Natalie Beigel
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Thanks to all the nominations from the community, PrestaShop has been selected as a finalist in two categories for the 2014 People’s Choice CMS Awards! Help us win by casting your vote today. It only takes a minute! Your vote counts! Please vote PrestaShop for: - Best eCommerce Solution for SMB - Best eCommerce Solution for Enterprise You can quickly submit your vote here: http://awards.cmscritic.com/vote We really appreciate your votes! Help us spread the word by using the social sharing icons at the bottom of this blog post. We’ll keep you posted on the results!
  • How to Leverage Pinterest for Your Online Store

    Julie Liu
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pinterest is a social media platform on the rise for online businesses. It boasts 135 million daily visitors, has more traffic than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined, and is only second to Facebook in driving users to a company’s website. To encourage more companies to use its platform, Pinterest introduced business accounts with powerful analytics that track impressions, repins and clicks. Whether you are a Pinning master or just a newbie, we’re showing you how to leverage Pinterest for your online store. What is Pinterest? According to Pinterest, they are “a visual discovery…
  • The Complete Introduction to Ecommerce Blogging

    Natalie Beigel
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    For years, blogging has proved to be the most effective inbound marketing method for online businesses. Ecommerce sites that blog successfully are driving more relevant traffic, increasing brand awareness and creating shareable content. This complete introduction to ecommerce blogging will share the fundamentals of creating a great blog and examples of online businesses that are doing it right. Benefits of Blogging for Ecommerce Too many online retailers focus solely on marketing tactics that convert visitors into direct sales like discounts and promotions. And yet, blogging isn’t about…
  • Why Bootstrap Has Matched the Hype

    Benjamin Utterback
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Bootstrap is no longer a buzzword in web-design. It has become a full-fledged action verb. “Are you having trouble starting your web-design project? Just Bootstrap it.” When a brand name like Twitter Bootstrap becomes an informal everyday word, you know that people like it and that people use it, a lot. In the likes Xerox for photocopying, and Google for online searching, Bootstrap has essentially become the go-to framework for designing websites. That may be a bit of a bold statement given the number of competitors in the market, but hear me out. In my previous post, I gave a brief…
  • The Anatomy of Ecommerce Return Policies

    Julie Liu
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    A clear and comprehensive return policy reinforces credibility and is crucial for building customer trust. As an online merchant, a return policy helps you reduce the time spent on refunds, address customer concerns and increase profitability. So what should it include and where should you start? We’ll help you get going by exploring the anatomy of ecommerce return policies. What can be returned? The first decision you have to make is whether or not you want to accept returns or exchanges. Not sure? Here are 5 product categories that are generally not accepted for returns according to the…
 
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  • Looking for Alice – Sian Davey

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Looking for Alice is a project of Sian Davey dedicated to her daughter Alice, born with Downs Syndrome. Through beautifully snapshots of Alice’s daily life, Davey shows that, despite developing physically and mentally in a unique way, her daughter is no different from any other human being. As the mother descriebs “This series is an illustration of family life – all the tensions, joys, ups and downs that go with the territory of being in a family.” More about Sian Davey’s work here.
  • The Storytime – Joey Spiotto

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

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

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

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

  • King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid – Study by Edward Burne-Jones

    Pranab Sarkar
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Sir Edward Burne-Jones was a man of accomplishment, but stuck to his style in an era when prices of materials kept sliding downwards and machinery was becoming available for everyone. He kept contributing in the fashion he delivered best – painting. Burne-Jones’ has also contributed to his popularity through stained and painted glass, drawings, decorative arts and theatre. Burne Jones took the time and effort to paint a story that arguably has a lot to do with the contemporary emotions. King Cophetua is a wealthy man – although he lived in a time about which little is known. But there…
  • Alchitrof, Emperor of Ethiopia by Cristofano dell Altissimo

    Pranab Sarkar
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Old paintings have their charm, but this one by Cristofano dell’Altissimo is more than just beautiful, imposing or appealing. It is all three, and revolutionary as well, because dell’Altissimo belonged to a time when Ethiopians were regarded to be a little different from humans! Moreover, the Ethiopia of then included other neighboring regions, from where western explorers had brought back stark stories and captivating descriptions of their cross-continental friends and foes. Dell’Altissimo’s work centers around the impression people started having about African kings when the world…
  • Crucifixion by Altichiero da Zevio

    Pranab Sarkar
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    Padua has a very significant place in the scriptures for Jews and Christians. It has also been one of the places related heavily with Biblical stories. Padua is also known to have been a symbolic play in many of Shakespeare’s plays. Although I have been fascinated by the frescoes in the Vatican, Padua remains a place I shall never forget because of its Basilica d’San Antonio. Excellence exemplified! It happens so many times to you – that you miss the bigger diamond while looking for the more hyped one. This fresco of Crucifixion gave me goose bumps, and it still does when I remember the…
  • Thistle by Tenaya Sims

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Womanly love, simple affections and childlike adoration are probably more endured than expected perhaps. However, Sims has gone all the way to imagine himself in this position and paint it for hours. The beautiful blue of the sheath is something men usually like around their women, bedroom and beds. Be it curtains, lighting drapes, bedsheets, a woman’s clothing drape or any such swishing element is always a place to dig. Back to the painting – Digging in your head, or snuggling into your favorite smell are all feelings and words you can never think of someone having propped up into a…
  • The Alchemist by Tenaya Sims

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

  • Artist Interview: Emily Evans – Graphic Artist

    Jung Katz
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Emily Evans, I’m originally from Yorkshire but have been living in London since I graduated from London Collage of Communication. I work in collage, mainly using photocopies. I love textures  and  strange dark stories.  I dream […]
  • Artist Interview: Danielle O’Malley – Mixed Media Artist

    Jung Katz
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? “Hello! My name is Danielle O’Malley. I’m a printmaker, illustrator, and mixed media artist living in Oakland, California.” What’s your inspiration? “90’s cartoons, myths, fairytales, discarded objects, places that have been forgotten or abandoned, strange people I’ve met in […]
  • Artist interview: Percie Edgeler – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do?* Hey Jung Katz! My name is Percie Edgeler, I’m from Greenwich in London. I currently study on the Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts and I draw things. I collage. I’m kind of a bit obsessed with buildings […]
  • Artist Interview: Llew Mejia – Textile Designer & Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Llew has so many great pieces of art on his website, that i wasn’t sure if we’d ever be able to narrow it down to which ones should be featured. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Llew Mejia. I am a textile […]
  • Artist Interview: Esther McManus – Printmaker

    Jung Katz
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Today, we’d like to welcome the very imaginative artist, Esther McManus to Jung Katz. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m a printmaker who draws comics.  Most of the time I work as a risograph printer at Ditto Press, but with the rest of the […]
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Chaos Control Opening Reception Photos Art Gallery

    Shawn McNulty
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Exhibition photos of Chaos Control: Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale at Rosalux Gallery by photographer Laura Campbell. Contemporary painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new, large-scale paintings that explore the creation of unique organic structures in their show “CHAOS CONTROL” at Rosalux Gallery.  Their process involves repeating components with a painterly approach that allows for invention and divergence. Abstract Expressionists are usually dealing with some sense of chaos and control in their work. The most interesting and aesthetically pleasing forms are often derived from…
  • Israel Lund Screenprint Paintings Make Art Flippers Boom

    Shawn McNulty
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Israel Lund, a 33-year-old Brooklyn-based artist, explores abstraction with unique techniques in the creation of his paintings and prints. He experiments with silkscreening on canvas using acrylic paint, which is a process typically done on paper with ink. The resulting imagery is very soft ghostly abstracts that resemble large photocopies. “With silk-screening, you’re usually trying to transfer a specific image,” Lund explains. “But I bent that convention by just letting the amount of ink, pressure, and size of the squeegee I used determine what the painting looked like. There’s a…
  • Sheep on Sol LeWitt Pyramid Sculpture at Gibbs Farm

    Shawn McNulty
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    Gibbs Farm is one of the world’s greatest sculpture parks and probably worth a visit to New Zealand. The farm includes very large sculptures by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Serra, Zhan Wang, and Sol Lewitt. Alan Gibbs, a wealthy businessman and art collector originally from New Zealand, still owns and manages the farm though he relocated to London in 1999. One of the sculptures is Pyramid by Sol LeWitt which is constructed out of standard concrete blocks and measures 8 m high and 16 m wide. The unique design allows for the sheep on the farm to easily scale it, and as the…
  • Ryan Gosling Wears Shawn McNulty Art-A-Whirl Shirt

    Shawn McNulty
    15 May 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Ryan Gosling took a break from the Macaulay Culkin shirts and was spotted wearing a Shawn McNulty Art-A-Whirl shirt to promote the Minneapolis artists’s upcoming open studio event May 16-18 showcasing his large scale contemporary paintings. The actor is known for his passion and devotion to the arts.  Click here for more info on the event.
  • Lost Andy Warhol Digital Artworks Found on Floppy Disks

    Shawn McNulty
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Art snoopers found some original digital artworks by Andy Warhol on some old format floppy disks. Commodore called on Warhol to promote their Amiga 1000 back in the mid-80s when they were competing with the Macintosh series from Apple. Maybe Commodore is currently a behemoth tech company in an alternate universe. We knew this artwork was created because there is footage of Andy tinkering on an Amiga 1000 with Debbie Harry for a promotional event. Artist Cory Arcangel initiated the search when he became obsessed with the YouTube footage of Warhol on the Amiga, and figured that the files had to…
 
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    Boha Glass

  • 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…
  • How To Properly Show Off Your Decorative Glass Bowls

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

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

  • Lines

    Natalia Rex
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
  • Self-Portrait: Fragments

    Natalia Rex
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:38 pm
    This photo was created before my "Maps" series. I wanted to experiment with fragmenting certain parts of a photo (which was really by mistake) and I started cutting out parts that would seem to be a little interesting. There are more of this type of photo in my collection, but some images were just used for testing and nothing serious. I plan on taking this concept farther than "Maps" and perhaps being a little minimalistic with the execution. Time will tell.
  • Black and White Birds

    Natalia Rex
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:14 pm
    I usually do not make black and white photos, which are really lovely. I decided to avoid colors in this photo because of the dramatic pose of the bird. I love the wings, and his friends in the background. Maybe soon I will make more black and white photos instead of color. (If you're on Pinterest, check out my black and white board.)
  • Reflection

    Natalia Rex
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Something different...
  • A Growing Heart

    Natalia Rex
    24 May 2014 | 7:28 am
    Great love doesn't completely die. We can shoot at it with a gun or close it up in the darkest places in our hears, but love is cunning, it knows how to withstand. - Jonathan Carroll
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Snails are Not Slow, They Just Enjoy Life

    Nazar
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko showed something humane in snails. “As a child, my father taught me how to collect mushrooms and we are always faced a variety of insects. As I got older, an interest in photography grew, and I decided to catch these magical scenes on camera.” In addition to the frame, photos are complement with a good byline. For him, snails — akin to the people. They also know how to love, to empathize and to fight for their right to live. Artnaz.com gathered for you the best works of the photographer who sent us all in a fairy tale. (19 more) Claude Monet,…
  • 20 Moments For Which We Love Summer

    Nazar
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Atmospheric photos of the warmest time of the year. Summer — it’s a little life, and each of us tends to make this life memorable. We are waiting for the summer from the New Year’s holiday, we plan, dream about travel, warm sun and fresh fruits. Then, of course, there are complaints about the sleepless nights, the heat, the mosquitoes — but before you know it, July haze turns into a cool starry nights of August, followed by the misty September Dawn. We understand that summer can not be returned, but you can save it for yourself — save it in photos and remember. Artnaz.com…
  • Best of National Geographic, August 2014

    Nazar
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The famous National Geographic magazine shared their best shots of August. Everyday, editors of National Geographic receive thousands of photos from all of the world. Hundreds of photographers wait for the perfect moment to make these wonderful and breathtaking photos. Artnaz.com collected only the best and most interesting photos for the past month that show extraordinary grace of the natural world and everyday life. Here you can find a tree of life, tokay gecko and sea lions. Best of National Geographic, 2014: January, February, March, April, May, June, July North Star © Cory Richards (19…
  • 24 Amazing Girls with Flower Wreaths

    Nazar
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Flowers and girls — perhaps the most beautiful things in this world. And better than them can only be a beauty with floral wreaths like crowns in their hair. Endowed with symbolic meaning, wreaths make a female look romantic and mysterious at the same time. The pictures with them always turn dreamy, atmospheric and even magical. Summer — the time of flowering and fragrance — coming to an end. And if you have not woven flower crown or wreath, it’s time to do it. And for your inspiration Artnaz.com chose 24 amazing portraits of girls whose heads are decorated with flowers. Have time…
  • Photos Without Photoshop, August 2014

    Nazar
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    20 most luckiest photographs of August 2014. Only the right moment differs the photo from millions of other photographs. This may be a second of a lightning strike or ideally dropped shadow. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. This may be a second of a lightning strike or…
 
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    savvypainter.com

  • Let’s Talk Money with Luna Jaffe

    Antrese Wood
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Note: I talked about a download to help artists just starting out create a budget and manage some of the day to day tasks related to money. Click here to get your Sample Artist Budget and Resource Guide! Luna Jaffe is an artist and a certified financial planner. Luna drops some real gems in this episode. We are going to talk about why artists feel handicapped when it comes to managing money, exercises from Luna’s  program ‘Wild Money’ that have empowered her clients and demolished long held scripts that were holding them back. People can be afraid to talk about money and the specifics…
  • 33: Gallery Owner Nathan Cartwright

    Antrese Wood
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Gallery owner Nathan Cartwright talks candidly about what artists should do before approaching a gallery. The Hive Gallery and Studios, in downtown Los Angeles will celebrate its 10th year as a central figure in the downtown art scene. Openings at the Hive are an event. It’s definitely not your typical gallery scene. There is music, people in costumes roaming  around, artists painting in their studios, and all sorts of stuff going on. The Hive has been showcasing artists and collaborating with other galleries locally and as far away as Tokyo since 2005. Where to find Nathan:…
  • 32: Taking the Show on the Road with Brenda Scallon

    Antrese Wood
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
      The New York Times ran an article recently about a couple of innovative gallerists who fused art shows with the taco truck craze. When I posted about it on the Savvy Painter Facebook page, I realized that I’m not alone in my fascination with this idea. It’s an innovative, clever way to bring art to neighborhoods without galleries. These galleries are taking advantage of low overhead and bringing the art to the people. You might say they are bringing the Mountain to Mohammed, as my friend Errol Gerson suggested in episode 24 of the podcast. I reached out to Brenda Scallon, the…
  • 31 Hollis Dunlap

    Antrese Wood
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
      Hollis Dunlap is a figurative painter from Eastern Connecticut, he paints modern paintings with a strong influence of old masters from Caravaggio to Vermeer. Hollis and I talk about the genius of Michelangelo and how he and other masters have influenced Hollis’s work. We talk about the idealization of great masters, and the unlikely parallels between Van Gogh and Michelangelo. Show Highlights: Using goals to drive motivation. ‘Success’, happiness, and leading a balanced life. People’s sometimes conflicted views of money. How Michelangelo’s early years…
  • 30: Create Visual Content That Spreads with Donna Moritz

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

  • “The Giver” Movie

    Justine
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Movie reviews are not my thing even though I did successfully complete a film class in my first year of college; a true review seems to be a bit to complex for my lack of interest in the media. I do my best to avoid most main stream films because I have a hard time dealing with the “shock value” that most people have to have to be entertained. Thankfully Sam stands behind me on my lack of appreciation for the modern day  idiocracy, though I feel like because of me he lost one of his favorite past times. I guess that most good relationships require a bit of sacrifice from both…
  • Beginning to Boost Your Confidence

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

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

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

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

  • Groundwork: Exhibition + Opening Night

    samurai
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    It’s a whole week later and we are still blushing from all the kind words our community had to offer during the opening reception of “Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show.” On August 8th we celebrated the work of Abbey McKenna, Carolyn Powers, Jessie LeLievre, Yolibee Aguirre and Ashley Huebner-Bascon in a room full of plant lovers and art lovers combined. Living wall art has been thriving for a while, but something about placing variations of the art in a gallery setting seemed to speak to people in a new way. Guests expressed how refreshed and inspired they felt walking in…
  • Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show

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

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

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

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

  • Apple Claims iCloud Wasn’t Breached in Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton And Other Celebrity Photo Leak

    netloid
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Not long after Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, McKayla Maroney, Jessica Brown-Findlay and some other 100 celebrities started making the rounds on the internet . Media houses and the security experts attributed the leak to a breach of Apple’s iCloud storage system. Apple has today released a statement to try and clear things up, according to Apple investigations the incident was a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions” in which some celebrity accounts were “compromised” and that none of its systems were breached in the process. In…
  • Jaw-dropping Hyperrealistic Wood Sculptures By Bruno Walpoth

    netloid
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    Bruno Walpoth has just made wood come alive. The Italian artist has a knack for creating haunting, incredibly lifelike sculptures hewn out of wood. His works somehow manage to capture the expressiveness in a person’s eyes and the body’s fleshy curves. This is how Bruno put it “In our valley there is a 400-year-old tradition of wood-sculpting culture,” he wrote in German. “Both my grandfather and my uncle were wood sculptors, and so I grew up with this medium.” He adds however, that wood is “very hard to work with,” and it takes a “great…
  • The Dutch Version of Dating Naked is Completely Uncensored – NSFW

    netloid
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    While Americans wait patiently each week for a quick shot of ass on the latest episode of True Blood, and major corporations get sued for not censoring properly, the Netherlands are running wild with a slew of NSFW programming including “Adam Zoekt Eva,” a Bachelor meets Paradise Island dating show. Each week, contestant Kathy selects one of two men to leave the island where they’re casually gallivanting around with their coconuts hanging out. The next day, a new nude dude arrives and the games begin again. Some of the questions that come to mind after watching this clip may…
  • Ultrarealistic Paintings By Talented American Painter Matt Story

    netloid
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Talented American painter Matt Story who lives in the Isle of Palms near Charleston, South Carolina, where he paints daily, often spending twelve or more hours a day and seven days a week working with oil painting on canvas and panel closely resembles the classical methods, used for centuries by the masters (such as Titian and Caravaggio, two of Story’s heroes), fastidiously building up thin glazes, painting “fat over lean” with traditional materials has released yet another impressive realistic paintings. Visually very successful, the creations of the renowned artist…
  • Amazing Watercolor Paintings of Crystals by Karina Eibatova

    netloid
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Mineral Admiration is a new series of watercolor paintings by Vienna-based artist and illustrator Karina Eibatova. The juxtaposition of using a water-based medium to create images of stone is in line with Eibatova’s desire to only create images from nature, an exploration that has lead to dozens of publications in magazines, newspapers, and journals around the world. These new paintings are available as prints in her online shop. The post Amazing Watercolor Paintings of Crystals by Karina Eibatova appeared first on Netloid.
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (+ My Handwriting)

    Tenae Stewart
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Happy Labor Day and first day of September! Though it won’t officially be fall for another couple of weeks, for me, the first of September means I can finally justify fall cooking: namely, mixing pumpkin in to all of the baking. This is one of those seasonal recipes I look forward to making all year round, up there with gingerbread and hot cross buns. They’re moist and delicious and oh-so-easy to make! (Plus, I thought I’d go for a blogger must-do with this post and write the recipe out in my hand. A very painstakingly neat version of my own hand…) In case you…
  • Throwback Thursday: This Week in History… The Destruction of Pompeii

    Tenae Stewart
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    We’re throwing all the way back to the Roman Empire today and the destruction of Pompeii on August 24 in the year 79. The city wasn’t rediscovered and excavated until the 1740s but once word of its well-preserved marvels spread, artists and intellectuals flocked from all over Europe to see it. The vast majority of our knowledge of everyday Roman life comes from the houses, shops and forum of Pompeii and nearby city Herculaneum. A few 19th century renditions by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema of what life might have been like in the port city of Pompeii in the pleasant years before it was…
  • Drinks with Women of Worth: Mary Shelley

    Tenae Stewart
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Who Was She? Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 to parents William Godwin and 18th-century women’s activist, Mary Wollstonecraft. At 19 years old, she married Percy Shelley, a Romantic poet with strong political themes in his work. Perhaps the most famous account of the couple is that of the summer they spent with Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont and John William Polidori in Geneva, during which Mary began writing her infamous epic: Frankenstein. Though in the past, she was often sidelined to the popularity of Lord Byron and her husband, despite the enduring success of her first…
  • Friday Faves: Grown-Up “School” Supplies

    Tenae Stewart
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    It’s that time of year again: back-to-school! But even if your Lisa Frank-collecting, eraser-chewing, diorama-making elementary days are long behind you, sometimes an office refresh is just what you need as fall begins to set in and the holidays fast approach. (Yes, it’s August. No, the holidays are not a long way off, whatever we may delude ourselves into thinking.) If you’re craving some new material in the office to get your creative juices flowing again, here are a few grown-up “school supplies” to get you going. Top Left: Favorite Things Pencils White &…
  • 6 Totally Rad Book Bags

    Tenae Stewart
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Yesterday was the first day of my (super-)senior year of college. Nine short months from now I’ll wear a silly hat on a sunny day and officially hold a Bachelor’s of Art History degree! In celebration of my final year of studentdom, I’m rounding up some totally rad book bags to help you garner some school spirit. (I can’t, however, tell you why I felt the need to make with the ’80s prom queen-speak. Let’s blame it on John Hughes and the forever association of back-to-school with 1980s classics.) Top Row: Recycled Coffee Burlap Bag Messenger Bag, Pompom…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Travis Louie – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Travis Louie’s paintings are a strange combination of Victorian or Edwardian style portraits and strange creatures out of the artist’s sketch book. Louie started as a freelance illustrator, which wasn’t particularly fulfilling for him – so he made the switch to paintings for exhibitions. To achieve the old-timey feel of the paintings, Louis uses very little color and paints (acrylic) on smooth surfaces like sanded boards. via darksilenceinsubrbia The post Travis Louie – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Tomasz Zaczeniuk – Digital Art

    Will Ellison
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Tomasz Zaczeniuk started out dabbling in photography but quickly found that he couldn’t quite capture what was lurking in his imagination. So he switched to digital art and began changing the photos to match what was inside his head. These dream like photo-manipulations are a product of that wonderful imagination. “Every vision has a music background, song that I was listening to, all the time I was creating image. It’s strange but I can not think about the image without music.” via inspirefirst.com The post Tomasz Zaczeniuk – Digital Art appeared first on…
  • Breaking Waves Project – Sculpture

    Will Ellison
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    This giant sculpture of moving orbs was created by the a collaboration between robotics firms, physicists and all sorts of artists. The Breaking Waves project is on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center. “Suspended from 36 motorized rollers which move along the contours of a massive steel cam to create their wavelike movement, after Breaking Wave’s 804 spheres rise and fall, the spheres amass into a disordered form loosely resembling electrons in an electron cloud. When observed from two specific spots in Biogen-Idec’s lobby,…
  • Hernan Bas – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Miami born artist, Hernan Bas’ very literate paintings almost feel like scenes out of some really cool books – they are inspired by the writings of Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysman. Bas has exhibited across the U.S. and in Europe, and he currently lives and works in Detroit Michigan. via boooooom.com The post Hernan Bas – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Phérivong Philippe – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Paintings by french artists, Phérivong Philippe… The post Phérivong Philippe – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
 
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Gabriela Bulisova, Time Zone

    Maren Maier
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    Through Lashawna’s powerful story of re-integration after two decades behind bars, Bulisova's "Time Zone" reveals our collective responsibility on recidivismWhen Lashawna Etheridge-Bey was 18, she shot two teenage girls dead. She used violence as a way to cope amidst a destructive spiral of poverty, drugs, and promiscuity, paying the price with a life-long prison sentence. Twenty years later, she was released at her first parole hearing - a reward for spending half of her life on a journey of personal transformation to untether herself from the past.At roughly the same age, photographer…
  • Albright on Social Media & Democracy

    Maren Maier
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Via Aspen InstituteIn a panel at The Aspen Institute, Madeleine Albright and fellow colleagues discuss whether social media is a dangerous force against democracy. From the Arab Spring to Vladimir Putin's billion dollar digital propaganda machine or ISIS' digital networks, they debate scenarios to determine if the new technological landscape will strengthen or derail notions of freedom and collective governance.Image courtesy of Spencer Platt/Getty Images North AmericaPermalink
  • Edgar Endress, Floating Lab Collective

    Maren Maier
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Edgar Endress of Floating Lab Collective discusses a new role for art in public lifeBorn in Santiago, Chile, Edgar Endress first started exploring art when a friend gave him a camera at university. Initially enrolled as an Economics major, he spent more and more time exploring life from behind the lens and amongst Santiago’s vibrant artist expat community. He earned a Bachelors of Art of Communications from Institute ARCOS in Santiago. Inspired by works such as Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen, he eventually went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University through an exchange…
  • James Bridle, The Siege of Citizenship

    Maren Maier
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    In an Op-ed for the Walker Art Center, James Bridle writes on the "Siege of Citizenship"Artist and writer, James Bridle is known for asking pointed questions about freedom and security amidst the new technology age. Last year, he painted an outline of a drone shadow on the streets of Washington, D.C. as part of his solo show entitled "A Quiet Disposition." In his latest work, "Homo Sacer," he takes a look at the idea of citizenship and shares his views on the "right to have rights" in a commissioned Op-ed piece for the Walker Art Center.   To learn more about James Bridle's work, check…
  • Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor Lab

    Maren Maier
    15 May 2014 | 2:50 am
    Chattanooga’s public library redefines the 'commons' and reinvents its role in the communityWhen many of us think of libraries, we think of dark cubicles, microfiche machines and rows of encyclopedias stacked neatly on dusty shelves. We understand them as containers of knowledge for study and research. But as it becomes easier to find most information online, libraries face an existential question of relevance. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 90 percent of Americans would be upset if their local library closed, but over half say they don’t need them anymore because of the…
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    bizarreculture.com

  • “Road Wallah” by Photographer Dougie Wallace

    Navz Sangwan
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    In his project, Road Wallah (“wallah” means “person in charge” in Hindi) London-based photographer, Dougie Wallace takes us behind the steering wheel of Premier Padmini taxis in Mumbai, India’s most populous city. The yellow taxis were once the lifeline of Mumbai, however they are on the verge of being banned from the streets following a decree to replace the old cars with ‘modern alternatives’. “Some of them, you see the tires are just thread-worn,” Mr. Wallace said. “And they’re quite small; when you’re inside your head is banging off…
  • Julio Bashmore ft. J’Danna – ‘Simple Love’

    Bizarre Culture
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Bristol-based producer, Julio Bashmore, released ‘Simple Love’, a new single featuring vocals from J’Danna. The song premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on the weekend and is expected to appear on his debut album set for release in February. ‘Simple Love’ will be released digitally on 29th September, and on 12″ vinyl on 13th October. You can catch him playing the following shows over the coming months:  - 19th September London Airspace - 26th September Bristol Coroners Court (Mixmag Live) - 25th October London Airspace - 21st November London Airspace…
  • The 10 Essential Documentaries Since 2000

    Jordan Dean
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Since the turn of the Millennium, there has been a distinct change in the art of documentary filmmaking. Where documentaries used to be unpopular to filmgoers due to the journalistic narration style, filmmakers now see the medium as a way to express themselves creatively. Storytellers have seen documentaries as a chance to explore the line between fact and fiction, whilst finding funding and distribution easier to come by. Over the past 14 years, documentaries have engaged a much wider audience with Film Festivals such as True/False Film Fest, Locarno, Visions Du Reel, IDFA, Hot Docs, LIDF…
  • An Interview with Ghost Cinema

    Navz Sangwan
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    Ghost Cinema by Ghost Cinema Ghost Cinema - A Short Biography: Wolfgang was born in Munich in 1990. As the only child of a painter mother and a musician father, an artistic foundation was laid out for him very early on. He learned to play the accordion at 7 years old. The accordion, for Wolfgang, was only a stepping stone into music; it wasn’t the style of music he intended to play. After discovering metalcore and post-hardcore bands like Linkin Park, Finch, Neaera, As I Lay Dying, From First to Last and 36 Crazyfists, Wolfgang’s perception of music changed and he began to pursue…
  • Tread Heavily, but Carry a Light Wallet: The 10 Cheapest European Cities to Explore

    Bizarre Culture
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Fancy a weekend city break in Europe that won’t be a massive blow on your finances? Head down to Budapest. Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe,” Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums, galleries, churches, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of the Secession. UK Post office research has come up with a list of the cheapest cities to visit of the major cities in Europe by comparing the cost of food/drink, sightseeing, and transit fares, as well as two nights of accommodation and other “essential”…
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