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  • The Big Secret About Your Art Career That Nobody Is Telling You

    Art Biz Blog
    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    I feel like there is this big secret in the art world. It’s about how things work and how to be successful. Everyone but me seems to know what it is. Ever feel this way? If I only knew this one thing … this one elusive thing that I have no idea what it is … my art business would be a success. But I don’t even know what questions to ask to find it. You’re not alone. Many artists are on a quest to find the magic bullet and hoping to uncover it in a new class, blog post, or book. And, still, the cogs and sprockets (Jetsons, anyone?) that run the art world machine are a mystery…
  • I've Finally Made It As An Artist

    Artistic Mission
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Years ago when I first set out on my attempt to "become a real artist" there was one place that seemed to be the unattainable goal that I should work toward: showing at the Foundry Art Centre.  The space was vast, and clean, extremely professional. It seemed like the best place that I could hope to show my work, assuming that I put in my time to practice, and with patience and some luck I might one day achieve my goal.Fast forward 8 years. In the time since I set this goal for myself I've done a lot of noteworthy things:Shown my artwork in countless local group exhibits.Won numerous…
  • Portugal Contact Zone at Art Marbella: The Complexity of Cultural Interplay in Southern Europe

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Europe's refugee crisis has reached political and humanitarian extremes this year, with an unprecedented number of asylum seekers—many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa—risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Across the continent a social and political atmosphere fueled by racism, xenophobia, fiscal conservatism and austerity has given rise to a radical disconnect between many Europeans and their southern neighbors. Horrifically, Greek Isle holidaymakers have been heard complaining about vacationing in a “refugee camp.”  Does art have a place…
  • Kabbalistic Synthesizer, a 'sonification' of live macrocosmic phenomena

    we make money not art
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    The synthesizer simultaneously synthesises variations in the Earth's magnetic field with cosmic rays and Jupiter's noise storms continue
  • Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Fellow Creatures

    Eye Level
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Our last Luce Unplugged of the summer arrives next Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m. Our featured band will be Fellow Creatures and will be co-sponsored with local music site D.C. Music Download. The show will be the second Luce Unplugged performance for the band's frontman Sam McCormally, formerly of Ugly Purple Sweater, and he took time talk about what has and hasn't changed for him since his last show here. Indie rockers Fellow Creatures will play Luce Unplugged next Thursday, August 6th. Eye Level: Luce Unplugged regulars know each show's "opening act" is an art talk by staff on a work…
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  • Portugal Contact Zone at Art Marbella: The Complexity of Cultural Interplay in Southern Europe

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Europe's refugee crisis has reached political and humanitarian extremes this year, with an unprecedented number of asylum seekers—many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa—risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Across the continent a social and political atmosphere fueled by racism, xenophobia, fiscal conservatism and austerity has given rise to a radical disconnect between many Europeans and their southern neighbors. Horrifically, Greek Isle holidaymakers have been heard complaining about vacationing in a “refugee camp.”  Does art have a place…
  • Paris Tear Sheets: Of Hummus and Other Stories

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   Immigrants tend to carry with them the one concrete thing that connects them back to their homeland: food. When I…
  • The New Director of Tate Britain Set to Broaden the Museum's Audience

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    As the chief founding director of Nottingham Contemporary—one of the U.K’s largest art centers—Alex Farquharson knows all about tackling artistic ventures on a large scale. A long time curator with more than 20 years' experience, Farquharson has worked with some of the foremost leading contemporary British artists, such as Pablo Bronstein, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jeremy Deller, Gary Hume, Richard Long and Gillian Wearing. When Farquharson launched Nottingham Contemporary in the fall of 2009, little did he know the gallery would go on to attract…
  • The Puerto Banús Strip Is Decadent and Depraved

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto Banús is a gorgeously populated vomitorium. Here there…
  • A Short Interview with Alejandro Zaia, Founder of Art Marbella

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    Alejandro Zaia, the head of the critically-acclaimed Pinta London, is an unusual figure in the art world, coming to the world of the art fair through a love of contemporary Latin American art. Though a native of the PR and Advertising industries, he has now added a second fair to his collection, Art Marbella.    ArtSlant: Why Marbella?  Alejandro Zaia: Because Marbella and the whole Costa del Sol is the hottest spot in the European summer. It is a multicultural city — plenty of Germans, English, Saudis and Russians. And, of course, Spanish. AS: How did the idea for this…
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    Eye Level

  • Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Fellow Creatures

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Our last Luce Unplugged of the summer arrives next Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m. Our featured band will be Fellow Creatures and will be co-sponsored with local music site D.C. Music Download. The show will be the second Luce Unplugged performance for the band's frontman Sam McCormally, formerly of Ugly Purple Sweater, and he took time talk about what has and hasn't changed for him since his last show here. Indie rockers Fellow Creatures will play Luce Unplugged next Thursday, August 6th. Eye Level: Luce Unplugged regulars know each show's "opening act" is an art talk by staff on a work…
  • Watch This: Ghosts of New York

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jim Campbell's Grand Central Station #2 The ghosts, the commuters, the visitors, the stories...they all pass across the screen in Jim Campbell's Grand Central Station #2, a poetic meditation on movement and memory. On view in the exhibition, Watch This: Revelations in Media Art, Campbell's LED-based work features shadows that move across the floor of New York's Grand Central Station. Each dark shadow has the consistency of smoke: we never see the people, only their ghostly presence. How many people cross the marble floors of Grand Central each day, and where are they going? Work, home, or…
  • Finding a 19th Century Shortcut: The Body Casting of Hiram Powers’ Greek Slave

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Karen Lemmey, SAAM's sculpture curator, has organized an installation entitled Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave. Powers' Greek Slave was one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, Karen worked with Smithsonian X 3D, part of the Institution's Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the this sculpture. Karen continues to explain the process. You may also read her first post on creating a 3D model of the sculpture, as well as a piece about conserving the Greek Slave. Hiram Powers' Cast of the Forearm and Left Hand of "Greek Slave"…
  • Our Next Handi-Hour: Paint Pen Mugs

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    SAAM's Handi-hour is back on Thursday, July 23rd in the Luce Foundation Center for another fun evening of craft-making! Check out the video below with program coordinators Katie Crooks and Gloria Kenyon for a preview of this month's craft. Join us in the Luce Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum to design your own mug while enjoying selected craft beers. You can also sample teas and create your own tea blends with local restaurant and teahouse, Teaism, and while enjoying live music by Practically Einstein. Admission is $20 at the door and you must be 21 or older…
  • Close Encounters with Nam June Paik

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    View from Nam June Paik's 9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood Russell Connor was an abstract painter, happily minding his own business, when in Boston in 1969, he met media visionary, Nam June Paik. As Connor told us the other night at a program in honor of Paik's birthday (he was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, Korea) at SAAM's McEvoy Auditorium, that meeting changed Connor's life (Connor called it "mind-stirring and life-changing"). It also changed his art. Connor called his talk a "before and after story." Life before Paik, was rather ho-hum for Connor, who, in his words, had "lost or…
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    Art F City

  • Friday Links: Artists on Airport Land Face Rent Hikes

    Corinna Kirsch
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Uber, from the yellow-cab driver perspective. [The New Yorker] Great Scott! MoMA’s next populist-exhibition will cover the films of Robert Zemeckis. Because you haven’t seen Back to the Future (1985) or Forrest Gump (1994) on the big screen in ages, or ever. [MoMA] Chelsea gallery Wallspace is closing. Over the years, we’ve seen some great shows from this 27th Street gallery. These include Harry Dodge, Daniel Gordon, and Shannon Ebner. [Artforum] Now there’s data to show that many art galleries can barely manage to get by. [Bloomberg] Don’t be that guy or gal who swipes a painting…
  • GIF of the Day: Learning From the Memphis School

    Michael Anthony Farley
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    GIF by Elly Maddock via The Pattern Base Dezeen’s Pomo Summer is a season-long celebration of one of the most divisive movements in design history. The blog declares: “Love it or hate it, Postmodernism is back in vogue.” Today, Postmodernism might bring to mind moody theorists and brooding office buildings with cornices, but it wasn’t always so. A lot of Postmodernism was fun! Just look at the Memphis School. Better yet, look at these GIFs inspired by the Memphis School from Tumblr user WHTEBKGRND. And let’s be honest, although I’m usually #NoPoMo, even…
  • Brooklyn to Baltimore: A Celebration of Artist-Run Spaces

    Michael Anthony Farley
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    From left to right: Patricia Zarate, “Zig Zag, Step, Side (brown, orange),” 2011; Julie Torres, “Room with A View,” 2015; Norm Paris, “Crate For Sculpture of Kyrie Irving,” 2012; Bonny Leibowitz, “Sweet Dreams,” 2015. The collective behind Brooklyn’s Transmitter gallery has partnered with Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute in Baltimore to present the exhibition Self-Organized — Aesthetics Politics of the Artist Run. The show ambitiously offers a cross-section of work by twenty-nine artists who have co-founded or directed art spaces or…
  • Thursday Links: Quality, Not Quaaludes

    Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    There’s a new investment firm that allows clients to purchase shares in an art collection “at a fraction of the cost” of actually buying art. The minimum investment? $10,000. Here’s our free advice: if you want to “invest” $10,000 in art, spend it buying a dozen works from emerging artists. [Small Business News] This incredibly sexist but still kind-of-adorably-local-news article out of Utah has a headline straight out of the Onion: “Pinterest says nude photos could be considered art; mom disagrees.” [KSL] International Sailor Moon Day is coming…
  • NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Awintyyr

    Michael Anthony Farley
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    It’s Hump Day! That means it’s time to pick a NSFW GIF, a new-ish tradition we have explained in this very NSFW post. And even though it’s only Hump Day, I am off to the beach. In that spirit, we bring you some nice, relaxing GIFs from Tumblr user Awintyyr, a digital artist from Sweden. I bet these are totally SFW in Sweden, actually. I’ll be at the beach, suckers!
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    Art Biz Blog

  • The Big Secret About Your Art Career That Nobody Is Telling You

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    I feel like there is this big secret in the art world. It’s about how things work and how to be successful. Everyone but me seems to know what it is. Ever feel this way? If I only knew this one thing … this one elusive thing that I have no idea what it is … my art business would be a success. But I don’t even know what questions to ask to find it. You’re not alone. Many artists are on a quest to find the magic bullet and hoping to uncover it in a new class, blog post, or book. And, still, the cogs and sprockets (Jetsons, anyone?) that run the art world machine are a mystery…
  • Art Is About Being In The World

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    [Art] isn’t about being in the studio, it’s about being in the world. – Robert Irwin I count myself lucky that I ended up at an art talk with Robert Irwin last April. Irwin didn’t just get off the art school bus. He’s been in the ‘hood for a while now. He’s 86 and was the first artist to receive the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1984. He’s well known for his garden designs, though he says he never gardened or even planted a plant before tackling them. He didn’t know how the gardens were going to happen. He just knew it was something he wanted…
  • Has Richard Prince Killed Copyright Protection For Artists?

    Guest Blogger
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    Guest blogger: Kathryn Goldman The short answer is “No.” The longer answer is that most artists are not going to have their art taken by someone like Richard Prince who has commercial stature and deep pockets. The threat to most artists is from every day Internet “sneak thieves” – lazy non-creatives who right click, copy and paste. Prince did more than that, but not much more. Copyright is still useful for artists despite the actions of Richard Prince and the expansion of the defense of fair use. Richard Prince — Pushing the Envelope, or Taking Advantage? When…
  • Book Your Next Exhibition – Now

    Alyson Stanfield
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Yeah, I know you’d rather be in the studio. Yeah, I know it’s super cheap and easy to show your art online. Yeah, I know it’s a slog to find a good exhibition space. And, yeah, I know that if you’re physically and geographically able to show your art in public and you’re not doing so, you’re just making excuses. Not only that, you’re also: Missing out on sales and networking opportunities. Taking the easy way out. Working your way to a less-than-stellar art career. Exhibiting your art in live venues should be one of your primary goals. Book a show now! Let’s Define…
  • Website Wars: WordPress vs Squarespace vs Wix vs Weebly

    Guest Blogger
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Guest blogger: Kim Bruce After researching, comparing and gathering information on what you need to know to make a choice between WordPress, Squarespace, Wix or Weebly, I have come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion. Each of these services has something to offer depending on your needs. For example, if you’re a hobby artist, a free Weebly site, which includes their paid ads, may suffice. An artist with little or no computer skills may want a simple drag-and-drop interface, which is available with all services (drag-and-drop themes are available for WordPress). A professional…
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  • Data Ontology: James Bridle on secrecy, surveillance, and the limits of knowledge

    Fiona Shipwright
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    A new exhibition by writer/artist/publisher/technologist James Bridle, "The Glomar Response," is on view through September 5, 2015 at NOME, Berlin. Here, Bridle discusses the exhibition with Fiona Shipwright. James Bridle, Fraunhofer Lines 001 (Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program) (2015). Photo by Bresadola+Freese/ The title of the show is "The Glomar Response"—the official term for the response that one can "neither confirm nor deny" a particular fact. What do you find compelling about this term? What I find so…
  • Artist Profile: Adham Faramawy

    Jamie Sutcliffe
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 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. (This post contains nudity.) Adham Faramawy, Vichy Shower (2014) I've always been interested in the way material tensions are handled in your work, wherein great haptic spillovers or leaks actively confuse the natural with the synthetic. In Vichy Shower (2014) for example, you employ contrasting material densities. A model drinks mineral water in a parodic demonstration of refreshment; later, we see a pair of hands moisturizing with…
  • Feed my Feed: Radical publishing in Facebook Groups

    Dorothy Howard
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Robert M. Ochshorn, The App and the Territory (2014) These days, Facebook is so widely used that opting out constitutes an act of defiance of the norm. The refusal to participate can be made for personal reasons, but there is a sizeable group who do so as a protest of the corporate control over interpersonal communication. In a 2014 blog post, Laura Portwood-Stacer used the metaphor of "breaking up with Facebook" to describe: active refusal as a tactical response to the perceived harms engendered by a capitalist system in which media corporations have disproportionate power over their…
  • Artist Profile: Lilah Fowler

    Orit Gat
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:31 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.  Lilah Fowler, Module 1 (composition in grosplan) (2015; image courtesy of Clement & Schneider, Germany). "Which Pixel am I standing on?," an online exhibition on Maria Stenfors's gallery website, opened on July 15. What does the exhibition title mean? What is the work like and what is the relationship between the work and the exhibition? The gallery website displays an image of the Network Utility application performing a…
  • #Review: The New York Times reviews "Design and Violence" at

    Zachary Kaplan
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Image generated by Online Art Critic (Terry Towery, 1997) Online exhibitions are nothing new—here's Oliver Laric's incomplete timeline of the form from 2013 (he created this when ARTPLUS called theirs "the first exclusively online biennial exhibition of contemporary art" lol.) And yet reviews of these undertakings remain few and far between, not least at the highest echelons, in the pages of industry publications like Artforum and newspapers like the New York Times.  Notice that I'm speaking about (art) reviews particularly: focused critical writing that takes a qualitative position…
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    Artistic Mission

  • I've Finally Made It As An Artist

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Years ago when I first set out on my attempt to "become a real artist" there was one place that seemed to be the unattainable goal that I should work toward: showing at the Foundry Art Centre.  The space was vast, and clean, extremely professional. It seemed like the best place that I could hope to show my work, assuming that I put in my time to practice, and with patience and some luck I might one day achieve my goal.Fast forward 8 years. In the time since I set this goal for myself I've done a lot of noteworthy things:Shown my artwork in countless local group exhibits.Won numerous…
  • For My Girls, and Girls in General

    11 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This isn't going to be a huge long post. Just sharing a few pieces I made over the weekend. Drawings of pills on pages of Bill Cosby's book "Fatherhood". Juxtaposition.
  • Thoughts on the Subject of Exposure

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    "write something, jerk."That's what the voice in my head tells me on an almost daily basis. Nagging me to make sure I post another entry to this blog, or on one of the many other social media sites that I use to promote myself and my art. I've come a long way since I started writing in this space and have found my myself visiting less and less often. This all started as a way for me to be able to look back upon the early days of my art career should I actually have one. I''m finding it harder and harder to want to write about things that don't seem exciting to me anymore.At first, it was a…
  • Something New Commences

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    It's been an eventful couple of months and I've been working on a lot of things behind the scenes in preparation of making my plan of taking Open Door Studios to the next higher state of being. Especially after my Project 365 experiment I'm in a place where I've got a lot of unsold work that needs to be moved out so that I can fund the creation of new stuff. My website was painfully out of date and in need of a major overhaul, so I spent the last few weeks redesigning it including the addition of a small online store. The goal is to sell enough work out of those limited selections to fund the…
  • On Setting and Achieving Goals

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Something I hear a lot is about how much I get done and how I am seemingly everywhere. News to me, since I don't think I do nearly enough! Looking back though, so far this year I have had:2 successful solo exhibitscreated over 200 paintingshad illustrations publisheddonated works to fundraiser auctionsbegun offering design servicesbegun offering consults to emerging artistsHow do I do all of this? Simply by working toward my goals each day. It doesn't take a lot of effort at all times. It does require that you work every day, at least a little bit, toward achieving what you desire. If all you…
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  • 'Bushwick Bark'/'Rudy's Flatfix'

    11 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    untitled (Flatfix) 2015 This is an image of a streetscape I found on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick this beautiful afternoon, on a walk between Los Ojos and Interstate Projects. If I'm going to restart this blog, maybe I should be carrying around a camera other than my old iPhone. I like this image, but I can't help thinking Mr. NIKON could have done it better.
  • snow, a natural abstraction

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    untitled (snow) 2015 Barry looked through the window onto our snow-covered roof garden this morning and announced, "you can see the snowflakes!" Since he was a few feet away from them, I was a bit skeptical, . . . until I got up and looked for myself, and there they were. I hadn't re-set the ASA or the image quality before I took a few shots from one foot above the blanket lying right outside the breakfast room with my little Nikon, so the picture above, while it does show some snowflake shapes, became less a meteorological document than an art abstraction. Other than darkening it, in order…
  • Kristen Jensen at Wallspace

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Some of Kristen Jensen's sculpture is currently part of an interesting group show, 'The Curve', at Wallspace Gallery in Chelsea. The works are shown above, almost certainly in the artist's own elegant arrangement. They are made of porcelain or stoneware, with the exception of the piece on the left, whose materials are described as campfire ashes and brass. They are titled, clockwise from the left, 'Portable Black Hole', 'Steady, Steady Man', 'Dad Nose', 'Shim', and 'Bell'. The other artists in the show, which closes January 14, are Jan Groover, Zachary Leener, Rebecca Morris, Monique Mouton,…
  • mirror wreckage, West 27th St

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    untitled (golden light) 2015 I continue to be amazed with what phone cameras can do, so thank you Steve. But, no, this image isn't a photo-edited collage, but the effect produced by at least three pieces of a broken mirror reflecting some other debris and surrounding building facades. There's also a bit of a plastic bag of trash, and some sidewalk elements at the top and the bottom, I think, but even I no longer can be sure, and I was there. Whatever. But it made for a fun kaleidoscope as dusk approached West Chelsea this afternoon.
  • bed things

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    untitled (afghan) 2015 I was changing a setting on my camera while standing over the bed when something close to this image appeared on the screen. It thrilled me, so I captured its like.
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • Print: "Sushi No. 15"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Sushi No. 15" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Audience No. 2"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Audience No. 2" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Forum No. 2"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Forum No. 2" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Buddhas"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Buddhas" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Green Apple No. 4"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Green Apple No. 4" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
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    tom moody

  • "Gatecrasher"

    tom moody
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Crude Essence by Tom Moody This is the second track on the Crude Essence LP on Bandcamp. There are many tunes called "Gatecrasher" but this one actually has a crashing gate. The use of string samples (reversed and otherwise modified) is kind of a new thing for me.
  • Is Facebook "the norm"?

    tom moody
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    We're continuing to discuss Dorothy Howard's Rhizome article advocating Facebook groups. She starts by saying: These days, Facebook is so widely used that opting out constitutes an act of defiance of the norm. She quotes some statistics to support this and concludes the best place to be is on the inside, agitating for change: [A] 2013 Pew Research Center study found that 64% of adults use Facebook, while 30% of Americans use it as their primary news source. Its scale and omnipresence make Facebook Groups an ideal environment for vernacular culture as well as consciousness-raising and…
  • crucial forms of vernacular solidarity such as "Full House" discussion groups

    tom moody
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Dorothy Howard, author of the latest pro-Facebook article on Rhizome, wrote this on her Facebook page: Just published an essay where I use the example of Facebook Groups to argue that opting out of Facebook also involves a disavowal of crucial forms of vernacular culture and solidarity. Hi Facebook! I love you, despite it all.. In case you are missing the logic of this, it is: Despite widely-circulated criticisms of Facebook as a privacy-blasting, government-spying, family-stalking, commercially-motivated attention-suckhole, significant numbers of naive souls continue to use it, thinking it's…
  • "Control Panel" Panel

    tom moody
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Just a quick note that there is a panel discussion tomorrow (Sat, July 25) at 4 pm in connection with the "Control Panel" show at Honey Ramka gallery in Bushwick. The moderator is Veronika Szkudlarek, who teaches digital painting at Ontario College of Art and Design. I and several other show participants will be on the panel, talking about the questions posed by Szkudlarek below. Please come! The location is: Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, 56 Bogart Street, 1st floor (across from the Morgan L stop). The show, in part, generalizes your work as exhibiting a “machine aesthetic.” Do you see your…
  • our g-g-g-generation

    tom moody
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • El Vibora y RanXerox

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    I was talking to my neighbor Tony the day about Catalan history and the timeline slew to the years just before and after the dictator Franco transitioned out of power and Spain opened up to the world. Whereas once...
  • inverted and nested

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    inverted and nested 2015 #499 46x30cm Oil on Canvas...
  • Details, Details.

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
  • Language Lessons

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
  • born Janus-faced as one

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    born Janus-faced as one 2015 #498 120x90cm Oil on Canvas Tossa de Mar, Spain....
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • Orlando, Florida: Four Decades of Development

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Orlando, Florida: Four Decades of Development: “Theme parks and other developments have turned Central Florida from swampland to the most visited tourist region of the United States.” (Via .)
  • Can we lead a fulfilling life without children?

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Can we lead a fulfilling life without children?: “‘A genuine mistake is the idea that anything can complete a life and make it full’” (Via .)
  • Multiplier effects

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Multiplier effects: Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies. By César Hidalgo. Basic Books; 232 pages; $26.99. Allen Lane; £20. “THE question seems basic, but economists have yet to find a comprehensive answer: why and how do economies grow? Additional capital and labour were long considered the main factors. Then the focus shifted to higher productivity and increased human capital, the knowledge embodied in members of society. César Hidalgo tackles the question in another way. Economies grow, he says, because the information contained in them…
  • What Killed the 1960s Struggle For Utopia?

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    What Killed the 1960s Struggle For Utopia?: “Andrew Blauvelt, curator of a forthcoming exhibition at the Walker Art Center, unpacks ‘Hippie Modernism.’ The tangible innovations of today often grow from the radically conceptual ideas from the past, a notion that the Walker Art Museum explores in its forthcoming exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.” Read Full Story (Via FastCo.)
  • Classical South Florida is coming to a sudden end, and we should all mourn

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    Classical South Florida is coming to a sudden end, and we should all mourn: By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “Every time a theater, a library or, as in this case, a radio station devoted to classical music closes, a community and its people are bereaved. It sounds tragic because it is tragic, especially if the station’s finances were on the mend. After losing millions of dollars for years, it was just starting to recover, rallying with optimism. It’s true that Classical South Florida was still losing money, but it had gone from losing nearly $3 million…
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  • The Tchaikovsky Competition Pianist Everyone Is Talking About

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    “Lucas Debargue, a 24-year-old French pianist, came fourth in the finale of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow on 30 June, yet he’s the only competitor anyone is talking about. Why?”
  • David Byrne: Technology Isn’t The Only Reason Musicians Are Having A Hard Time Earning A Living

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    “It’s easy to blame new technologies like streaming services for the drastic reduction in musicians’ income. But on closer inspection we see that it is a bit more complicated. Even as the musical audience has grown, ways have been found to siphon off a greater percentage than ever of the money that customers and music fans pay for recorded music.”
  • The Difference Between Movies And Video Games

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    “It surely must be tempting to think that this compulsion for games and movies to feed into and off each other is a sign that they are artistically tied together, that they are both destined to lift one another to higher and better things and that they have something important in common that means they can both learn from each other. But no; games are games and movies are movies.”
  • UK Apologizes To Ai Weiwei, Grants Him Six-Month Visa

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    “On Thursday Ai disclosed that the British embassy in Beijing had turned down his request for a business visa, saying he had failed to disclose a criminal conviction. Instead it gave him a visa covering 20 days in September, when a major exhibition of Ai’s work is opening at London’s Royal Academy.”
  • How Netflix Is Disrupting TV

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    “It’s less than three years since Netflix debuted its first original series — Lilyhammer, recently cancelled after three seasons — and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the service expects to roll out 16 scripted dramas, nine original documentaries, three documentary series, 12 comedy specials and 17 children’s series in 2015 for a total of 475 hours of original programming in the United States.”
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  • Overfishing: a bigger problem than we think

    Connie Ngo
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Many of us probably tend to take fish for granted, as it’s a fairly sustainable resource—at least, that’s what we’d like to believe. It’s difficult to imagine that we could even come close to depleting what seems to be limitless; after all, the earth is mostly covered in water. But as Ray and Ulrike Hilborn discuss in an excerpt from their book, Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know, there is reason for concern in our flippancy towards our complex ecosystem. Overfishing is harvesting a fish stock so hard that much of the potential food and wealth will largely…
  • Rivers in distress

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    A river is a natural, living, organic whole, a hydrological and ecological system. It flows; that is its defining characteristic. As it flows, it performs many functions. It supports aquatic life and vegetation; provides drinking water to human beings, their livestock and wildlife; influences the micro-climate; recharges groundwater; dilutes pollutants and purifies itself; sustains a wide range of livelihoods; transports silt and enriches the soil; maintains the estuary in a good state; provides the necessary freshwater to the sea to keep its salinity at the right level; prevents the…
  • Toilet paradigms and the sanitation crisis in India

    Catherine Foley
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Sanitation has evinced considerable interest from policy-makers, lawmakers, researchers and even politicians in recent years. Its transformation from a social taboo into a topic of general conversation is evident from the fact that one of the central themes of a recent mainstream Bollywood production (Piku, 2015) was the inability of the protagonist’s father to relieve himself. While these are welcome developments, the need to urgently address the plethora of sanitation-related issues in India is undisputed. Inappropriate sanitation remains a major cause of water-borne diseases that…
  • What can we expect at Japan’s 70th war commemoration?

    Sinead O’Connor
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    As we approach the 70th anniversary of the end of Japan’s War, Japan’s ‘history problem’ – a mix of politics, identity, and nationalism in East Asia, brewing actively since the late 1990s – is at center stage. Nationalists in Japan, China, and the Koreas have found a toxic formula: turning war memory into a contest of national interests and identity, and a stew of national resentments. “Coming to terms with the past” has now become a quid pro quo of political demands and rebukes – for apology, remorse, compensations, and claims for territories – fueling…
  • Digital dating dynamics: age differences in online dating profiles

    Caroline Ariail
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Online dating is becoming an increasingly prevalent context to begin a romantic relationship. Nearly 40% of single adults have used online dating websites or apps. Furthermore, the world of online dating is no longer confined to young adults; reports suggest adults aged 60 and older are the largest growing segment of online daters. Obviously, adults using these websites are motivated to find a partner, but we know little about why they want to date or how adults of different ages present themselves to potential partners. In other words, do older and younger adults have different motivations…
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    AO Art Observed™

  • Copenhagen: Ai Weiwei: “Ruptures” at Farschou Foundation Through December 22nd, 2015

    Andrea Zlotowitz
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
     Ai Weiwei, Bench (2004), via Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is currently presenting an exhibition of collected works that span the artist’s long career, encountering and documenting the artist’s countless conflicts, arrests and vocal critiques of the Chinese regime.  As a social activist, the artist’s work reflects the history and challenges of China in the 21st Century, placed alongside his own reflection and […]
  • Ellsworth Kelly Profiled in The Guardian

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Ellsworth Kelly is the subject of lengthy profile in The Guardian this week, as the artist releases the first volume of his catalog raisonné, and reflects on his lengthy career.  Of particular note are his early experiences at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s Art School, which he found somewhat stifling towards modern and contemporary work.  “One day […]
  • James Cohan Gallery Opens New Location in Lower East Side

    Weiqi Huang
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    In addition to its Chelsea flagship and a satellite in Shanghai, James Cohan Gallery is opening its third location in the Lower East Side at the ground floor space of 291 Grand Street. “After being in business for 16 years, our roster of artist continues to grow and we want the opportunity for them to […]
  • Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Closing

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Wallspace, the Chelsea Gallery that launched the career of Walead Beshty and has shown artists including Mark Grotjahn, N. Dash and Jay Defeo, is closing on August 7th.  “It has been our immense privilege to nourish a roster of artists who have inspired us, challenged us and enriched our lives in immeasurable ways,” the gallery said in […]
  • London – Thomas Hirschhorn: “In-Between” at South London Gallery Through September 13th, 2015

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thomas Hirschhorn, In-Between (2015), Photo by Mark Blower Courtesy of South London Gallery Thomas Hirschhorn has returned to London for his first solo show in the British capital is some time, bringing a new, site-specific work that continues the artist’s interest in crisis, temporality and mediation as necessary components in the understanding and mitigation of trauma.  Borrowing […]
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  • Music Video: Miami Horror “Cellophane”

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Australian electro-pop band Miami Horror’s latest video, directed by Lachlan Dickie, is weird in the best way. “Cellophane” from their sophomore album All Possible Futures features a bunch of people with Inspector Gadget-like limbs. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Miami Horror “Cellophane” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Interactive Music Video: Foals “Mountain At My Gates”

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Visionary director Nabil and United Realities utilized GoPro cameras to shoot a spherical video for Foals’ “Mountain At My Gates”. You can view the video below (in Chrome) but to really get the full effect you should open it in the Youtube App on your phone. Stand in one place, and move your phone around as you watch the video.View the whole post: Interactive Music Video: Foals “Mountain At My Gates” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Animation of the Day: Wonderful 3D Miyazaki Tribute

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Vimeo user dono pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki, seamlessly blending animation from various films and music by Joe Hisaishi with original 3D segues. Watch the video below!View the whole post: Animation of the Day: Wonderful 3D Miyazaki Tribute over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Artist Spotlight: Hannah Stouffer

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 am
    Some new paintings by artist Hannah Stouffer, from her show currently up at Paradigm Gallery. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Hannah Stouffer over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Keys N Krates “Save Me”

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    Perfectly absurd music video for Canadian electro group Keys N Krates, directed by Adam Beck and Paul Johnston, featuring a bunch of people who are in love with inanimate objects. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Keys N Krates “Save Me” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    Slightly Lucid

  • Sharon Harper

    Aislinn Leggett
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    My two year old daughter is always so amazed by the moon. And she’s right it is very surreal and beautiful seeing this thing hover in the sky. Talking about the moon with her recently made me think of Sharon Harper‘s work. I saw Sharon’s work in 2012 when we both exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands. She gave a talk about her moon and sky studies. It’s been a while so I’m vague on her presentation but her method of working and her interest with the sky and the moon and time has stayed with me. Sharon Harper, Moon Studies and Star…
  • Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie

    Aislinn Leggett
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Les Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie is a gem of a photo festival. Set along the Gaspé peninsula in Québec, the festival exhibits a number of national and international photographers. The works are, for the most part, exhibited outside in various communities along the peninsula. The stunning landscapes and surroundings hosts the photographers works from mid-July to September. I was fortunate to have exhibited in this festival in 2012 and have since returned to visit during two previous editions. The pairing of photographic work within the landscape is wonderfully unique. I wish I…
  • Lydia Panas – Ghost Portraits

    Aislinn Leggett
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Lydia Panas from the series Ghost Portraits I’ve been a fan of Lydia Panas‘ work for a while. Her series The Mark of Abel has always been a favorite of mine. Visiting her site recently, I saw her series Ghost Portraits and what lovely images and story.
  • Transaltlantique

    Aislinn Leggett
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    Still from Transatlantique, film by Félix Dufour-Laperrière Three brothers, Félix, Nicolas and Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, boarded a cargo ship to cross the Atlantic and create the film Transatlantique. Through stunning imagery and sound, the brothers documented the crew, the ship and the vast landscape. Keep a look out to see if this poetic take on a crazy lifestyle is playing in your city.
  • Time

    Aislinn Leggett
    11 Sep 2013 | 7:31 am
    Managing time has never been my best quality. I can never seem to properly keep track of time and it always seems to go by way too fast or way too slow. I’m constantly scared of missing out on something, which leads me to never seem satisfied. I’m forever trying to figure out a schedule or looking for a perfect routine but can never get it right. This constant struggle is not with actual time, as in the hours of the day, but rather with the notion of time – time past, time present and the time that awaits. I think this has always bothered me or maybe rather, time has always…
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • Human Territory @ SLAG CONTEMPORARY’s 2nd location: Sunday, July 26, 3-6 PM

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Joy Garnett, Tangerine Dream, 2015, oil on canvas, 20x24 inches. Photo: Samantha Keely Smith. “Human Territory” brings together works from twelve primarily Brooklyn-based artists in an exploration of man’s experiences and interactions with landscape. No longer confined to the traditional definition of landscape as pastoral scene, the works focus on varied territories - whether those are aerial views and scenes of a city-made-war-zone, the imagined playscapes of fairytales, or the shifting topographies of faces and everyday life. Tirtzah Bassel Tirtzah Bassel studied drawing and painting…
  • In Memoriam: Jackie Brookner (1945-2015)

    20 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Jackie Brookner, a pioneering ecological artist and educator, died of cancer on May 15, 2015. She was 69. Born in l945 in Providence, Rhode Island she received a BA in art history from Wellesley College in l967 and completed all work for a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard except for a dissertation before shifting her focus to sculpture in l971. Her early career as an artist working in cast bronze was informed, in part, by the welded abstract sculpture of Isaac Witkin and by the Abstract Expressionist sensibility prevalent at The New York Studio School where she studied with Nicholas Carrone.
  • Cultural Politics: Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Cover: Arnold Mesches [Archive of contemporary artist contributions:] Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 11.1 Featuring essays and art by: Cover/interior art and essay by Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny, which can be accessed freely online (as are all Cultural Politics cover artists) courtesy of Duke University Press. Color html or B&W formatted PDF. To date, Arnold Mesches has had 142 solo exhibitions and countless group shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan…
  • Art & Labor

    14 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The old issue of intellectual labor produced in exchange for little or no pay has been coming up more than usual this week, probably because the College Art Association conference is in full swing. Also, National Adjunct Walkout Day is upon us. In the meantime, I had all but forgotten about this recent email exchange:Last month, I was contacted by an academic publisher, let’s call her Dorothy Lamour, self-described “publisher for visual arts journals” at [insert name of the largest global academic publisher you can think of]. Dorothy Lamour informed me that the long-time editor of one…
  • Cultural Politics: Mira Schor: The Ground

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 10.3 Featuring cover art and an essay by Mira Schor, this entire issue is available open access, courtesy of Duke University Press. Happy New Year! Joy Garnett Art Editor, Cultural Politics Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is an international, refereed journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores…
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    CR Blog

  • TV's two-hour canal trip, complete with slow typography

    Mark Sinclair
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    This week BBC4 screened All Aboard! The Canal Trip, a two-hour real-time journey down the Kennet and Avon canal in England. The graceful movement and lulling sounds of the waterways made for compelling 'slow TV' but perhaps the cleverest part of the project was the use of type that appeared on bridges, passing boats and even on the water... The Garden Productions' film, which originally aired in May and is now on the BBC iPlayer, was billed as a gentle antidote to television's usual pace. And in fixing a camera to the bow of a boat, the beauty of The Canal Trip was its simplicity – a…
  • Penguin's new website offers free book extracts to Tube passengers

    Rachael Steven
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Penguin has launched a new website offering London Underground passengers access to free book extracts and author interviews as part of a campaign to celebrate its 80th birthday. From August 3 - 28, Tube passengers using Virgin WiFi (and anyone with an internet connection)  can read exclusive excerpts from novels, as well as author interviews and audio content at The site was launched in partnership with TfL and Virgin Media. Penguin says new content will be added daily: it currently features an extract from Emma Healey novel Elizabeth is Missing, another from Nick…
  • Jeremy Deller designs new banknote for the Brixton Pound

    Mark Sinclair
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    To celebrate five years of the Brixton Pound, the capital's only local currency, the organisation commissioned artist Jeremy Deller to design a new B£5 note. The result is both psychedelic and political and continues to challenge more traditional approaches to banknote design... A handful of other local currencies currently exist in the UK – in Totnes, Lewes, Stroud and, from 2012, Bristol. "It's a simple premise – [it's a] local currency that can only be used in independent local businesses," explains Charlie Waterhouse, creative director of This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, the studio that…
  • Exposure: Photographer Jack Davison

    Gemma Fletcher
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Art director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of photographer Jack Davison, in the latest installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry... Fred There is something about Jack Davison's sensibility and conviction, which makes his place in photographic history feel like it has already been secured, despite him only recently emerging onto the scene in the last couple of years. Davison always knew he wanted to be a photographer from a young age, and although he followed an unlikely path and studied English…
  • Mondial: a beautiful new brand magazine from Rapha

    Rachael Steven
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    With some thought-provoking content and an aesthetic inspired by Twen and vintage cycling magazines, Rapha's new publication Mondial offers a stylish alternative to sport and gear-focused titles, and a beautiful showcase of the brand's products. Rapha was founded by Simon Mottram in 2004, with the aim of providing a more subtle and minimal alternative to cycling apparel in clashing colours, swirls and racing stripes. Its early collections were heavily inspired by the jerseys worn by professional cyclists in the 1960s, the brand is named after a French team sponsored in the same decade by…
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  • The Tchaikovsky Competition Pianist Everyone Is Talking About

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    “Lucas Debargue, a 24-year-old French pianist, came fourth in the finale of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow on 30 June, yet he’s the only competitor anyone is talking about. Why?”
  • David Byrne: Technology Isn’t The Only Reason Musicians Are Having A Hard Time Earning A Living

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    “It’s easy to blame new technologies like streaming services for the drastic reduction in musicians’ income. But on closer inspection we see that it is a bit more complicated. Even as the musical audience has grown, ways have been found to siphon off a greater percentage than ever of the money that customers and music fans pay for recorded music.”
  • The Difference Between Movies And Video Games

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    “It surely must be tempting to think that this compulsion for games and movies to feed into and off each other is a sign that they are artistically tied together, that they are both destined to lift one another to higher and better things and that they have something important in common that means they can both learn from each other. But no; games are games and movies are movies.”
  • UK Apologizes To Ai Weiwei, Grants Him Six-Month Visa

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    “On Thursday Ai disclosed that the British embassy in Beijing had turned down his request for a business visa, saying he had failed to disclose a criminal conviction. Instead it gave him a visa covering 20 days in September, when a major exhibition of Ai’s work is opening at London’s Royal Academy.”
  • How Netflix Is Disrupting TV

    Douglas McLennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    “It’s less than three years since Netflix debuted its first original series — Lilyhammer, recently cancelled after three seasons — and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the service expects to roll out 16 scripted dramas, nine original documentaries, three documentary series, 12 comedy specials and 17 children’s series in 2015 for a total of 475 hours of original programming in the United States.”
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  • "Flowering Bulbs and Tubers" - Exhibition by the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists

    Katherine Tyrrell
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    It's always really interesting to see the different approaches - in terms of style and media- used by the botanical artists of another country.  The "Flowering Bulbs and Tubers" exhibition by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Joy of Spring - an exhibition of works in the Shirley Sherwood Collection

    Katherine Tyrrell
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The Joy of Spring is coming to an end at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. The last day of the exhibition is the 9th August after which the gallery closes for the installation of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Selected artists - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015

    Katherine Tyrrell
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This post highlights the names - and the websites - of the 80 artists who have been selected for the 2015 Exhibition of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Plus some of the images which have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Georgia O'Keefe - major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2016

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    Yesterday the Tate announced its exhibition programme for 2016. It will include a major retrospective of the work of Georgia O'Keeffe as the Summer Exhibition at Tate Modern running between 6 July –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Columbia Threadneedle Prize - Call for Entries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    There are major changes for the next Threadneedle Prize for Figurative and Representational Art.  These include: a change in name and branding - it's now called The Columbia Threadneedle Prize a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Warp and weft: The grid at Mixed Greens

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Mixed Greens’ enterprising group exhibition "Common Thread," on view through August 28, positions a 1973 Bauhaus grid study by Anni Albers and Ellen Lesperance’s 2009 grid-based gouache deconstruction of her pre-Josef Albers sweater pattern as aesthetic and cultural springboards for work by nine contemporary female artists. Restively contemplating traditional gender associations, these artists jettison the “iconic brushstroke” in favor of extrusion and fiber art. While duly recognizing their antecedents, they appear determined to move forward.[Image…
  • Albert Oehlen's genius

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    If paintings were guests at a dinner party, Albert Oehlen’s would be the most popular raconteurs. Everyone would clamor to sit next to them, leaving the rest of the paintings sulking at the end of the table by themselves. His current exhibition at the New Museum, “Home and Garden,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, with Gary Carrion-Murayari and Natalie Bell, seems too intimate – I would have preferred a bigger party with twice as many guests. Nevertheless, the show is a tour de force, full of robust irony, dynamic observation, art-historical allusions, and painterly brio. One…
  • Ruth Root’s deep integration

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Ruth Root’s seven striking shaped canvases, on display at Andrew Kreps Gallery in Chelsea and all untitled, might recall Elizabeth Murray’s transcendent household paintings, Hermine Ford’s erudite explorations of nature and artifice, or, more distantly, Kelly and Stella’s hard-edge Minimalist works. Indeed, Root has freely and openly acknowledged her antecedents. But this serially innovative painter is also onto something distinctly her own.[Image at top: Ruth Root, Untitled, 2014-2015, fabric, enamel, Plexi, spray paint, 84 x 103 inches.
  • Seeing black at Brian Morris

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / “Cuts Noon Light,” the challenging three-person exhibition at Brian Morris Gallery on Chrystie Street, gets its title from a Pablo Neruda poem in which those words seem to refer to what a lover does, and especially what is missed when the lover is absent or gone. It’s a powerful if elusive notion, and the three artists shift it to a more general existential level in intriguing ways.[Image: Andrew Ginzel, Cataclysm, 2008, ink, toner, gold on paper with mirror, 25 x 21 inches.]Perhaps Not To Be Is To Be Without Your BeingPablo NerudaPerhaps not to be…
  • William Faulkner on discrepancies and contradictions

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:57 pm
    As a guest at Yaddo this summer (studio pictured above with work in progress), I have access to a lovely library, which is located in a neo-classical building in the center of the compound. Built in 1910, the stucco-clad structure also houses the residency office and the grounds garage, and features a charming Tuscan colonnade. Browsing through the stacks last week, I found a number of first editions inscribed by authors who at one time or another were Yaddo guests. One book that especially caught my eye was The Mansion, published in 1959, William Faulkner's final novel of a trilogy that…
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    terry miura • studio notes

  • Brushstrokes

    12 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I received a request to talk about brushstrokes (Tom B., this one's for you!), so here goes~When I'm teaching, one of the most common problems I see is that of muddy colors. This usually happens in conjunction with overworked surfaces with strokes which have little expression, intention, or meaning. Most of the time, the student assumes poor color mixing is to blame, ("my colors don't look right!") and this may indeed be true, but often the problem may not be in how he made his color mixing decisions, but in how he applied the color onto his canvas. When we're painting wet into wet,…
  • Suggesting Light and Shadow on Foliage

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Often, when we are sketching en plein air, we have very limited amount of time to put down on canvas what we want to take home. There's never enough time to faithfully copy all the intricate shapes that we see before us. (Who wants to copy anyway?)So we have to simplify, and still manage to capture the character of whatever it is we're painting. In school, the instructors talk about visualizing a complex object as made up of fewer, simple geometric solids. For many a student, this is a puzzling concept. Sometimes the trees become oversimplified and end up looking like lollipops - you know…
  • Back on the Road

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Back on the Road, 18 x 36 inches, oil on linenI guess the summer is here–still mid-June, but we have already had a couple of 100F+ days. I hope it's not going to be like this all summer long! Not so much nowadays, but when I was younger, summers meant road trips. You know, on the open road, radio blasting, diner food,  destination unknown, (or at least lodging uncertain), one hundred bottles of beer on the wall… ah, the good old days….The open road is one of my recurring motifs, and today I thought I'd share the process of one such recent painting. This is a larger studio…
  • Plein Air Magazine

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    May be you've already seen it on my Facebook page or on Instagram (@terrymiura) or on twitter (this one I have an account but I don't know how to use it really) or on not-too-frequent e-newsletter, or in the actual magazine, but I'm in the current issue of Plein Air Magazine.I'm super excited to be featured (5 pages!) in this magazine not only because I get to be among all the greats working today (and some from the past) whose work I've long admired, but also because the printing is just so damn good!Because I worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines and book publishers for nearly two…
  • Simplifying Cityscapes

    20 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    A Long Afternoon, 36 x 36 inches, oil on linenI had a request from a student to talk about how I go about simplifying when painting cityscapes. If you've ever tried painting an urban scene, you know it can be very challenging, what with all the complex man-made elements that must be drawn correctly in perspective.If you were painting a pure landscape, you can bend a tree and it'll still look convincing. But if you draw a building or any element within it askew, your painting just looks wrong. Man-made objects are much less forgiving than organic things...for the most part.Anyway, let's talk…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Not Thinking About Encaustics

    Martha Marshall
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Horizon – Encaustic, 5×5 inches Shirley McElhaney shared a link from Swan’s Candles on facebook this morning that sent me into a whole reverie about encaustic painting. I try not to look at or think of encaustic anything. Especially beautiful encaustic works by other artists. And the wonderful-smelling beeswax. And the delight with just warming up the colored wax and gliding it onto a surface, then when done, just letting it cool down with the brushes still in the individual containers of colored wax, never having a need to clean them. I also love the smell of the melting…
  • A Collection of Small Works

    Martha Marshall
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    I have several little canvases available for sale in my Etsy shop. For a long time I eliminated small works from that site, but they are the ones that I sell the most of. I’m showing these here on my blog because I am considering eliminating my Etsy shop for paintings, and just keep the one for collage. If I do that, I will have to make a decision about how and where to market the paintings. Meanwhile, enjoy these. If you click on the images, you will be able to see their complete listings on Etsy. Fairy Tale – Acrylic on Canvas, 4x4x 1.5 inches Fairy Tale – Profile View…
  • Feeling Like An Artist Again

    Martha Marshall
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Turning my attention to the studio once again has created a kind of awakening. It feels as if I’ve been dreaming all kinds of artworks over the past several weeks (months?) but couldn’t quite make them happen in real life. There have been plenty of other places to focus my energy: all that work in the garden, and other creative distractions — yes, lots of them have been creative, like this: and this new adoptee from across the river at my sister’s house. Actually there were two clumps of these irises that I plopped into a hole in my flower garden late in the spring,…
  • Time to Regroup

    Martha Marshall
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    The gardening has finally slowed down. A little. A couple of weeks ago I overdid the weeding and ended up with a painful back. I knew better, too, which is the sad part. But thankfully, it lasted only a few days. Learned my lesson — I hope. After hiring a wonderful helper for a day, I’ve finally gotten things ship shape for now, so that I don’t have to be out there for as many hours a week. The weeding will always be there, but now that the temps are climbing, I tend to just toss on more mulch and run back inside. All that effort will be worthwhile when the tomatoes start to…
  • From Quilt Squares to Abstract Art

    Martha Marshall
    13 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    Click to view slideshow. I love the amazing variety of quilt patterns and styles, and the grand tradition of quilting that has been handed down to us through generations of mothers and grandmothers, created first out of necessity and frugality, and now celebrated for its sheer beauty and creativity. My friend Betty Hughes is an accomplished quilter, who happens to be my over-the-fence neighbor. So when Betty has something new to show me in her sewing room, I drop everything and go see. Every single time she shows me the newest quilts she’s just completed or is working on, I get bitten…
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  • Leaving a Legacy | Your Beautiful Gift to the World

    Barney Davey
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:03 pm
    We All Leave a Legacy. Our lives are like chapters in a book. An immense book with unlimited pages. Some of us leave a few paragraphs or sentences. Others take pages and pages. The value of your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ten Right Ways How to Be A Happy Artist

    Barney Davey
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    You Can Choose to Be a Happy Artist. Then Choose to Make Sure You Are. Over the years of reading forums and comments on sites and blogs for artists, I have noticed a trend. There are unhappy artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market

    Barney Davey
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Four Tips on How to Sell Art to People Who Can Afford to Buy It Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. – F. Scott Fitzgerald Editor’s Note: Apologies if this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Here are the Five Need-to-know Keys for Art Marketing Success

    Barney Davey
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Know, accept and act on boosting your art marketing success. Galleries are not the answer. They can help, but there are not enough to go around. You cannot rely on galleries to make your career... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Make Creative Designs with Beautiful Free Images

    Barney Davey
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Using free images to make creative designs is a beautiful thing. Great imagery captures attention. I liken the abundance of free images to free blog posts. I realize the concept of free stuff doesn’t... [[ 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

  • Jen zee

    Charley Parker
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Jen Zee is an illustrator and concept artist for the gaming industry, and art director at Supergiant Games. I initially came across her crisp, colorful and strongly geometric illustrations for Transistor (above, top). In searching out more of her work, I was also impressed with her more moody and atmospheric pieces, and her strong, theatrical use of light and shadow. I think her Tumblr blog is her primary web presence now, her blog doesn’t seem to be kept up, but there is older work to be found there, as well as on her deviantART gallery. You find personal projects and sketches for fun…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Menzel’s Flute Concert

    Charley Parker
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Flute Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci, Adolph Menzel Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Alte Nationalgalerie, National Museums in Berlin. The ostensible subject, Frederick the Great — about whom Menzel painted a series of works — is almost lost among the other spectators, and overshadowed by the the striking presence of the soloist. The real star of the painting, though, is the resplendent candlelight cascading down from the crystal chandelier — reflected in the ornate mirror and…
  • Randy Glass

    Charley Parker
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Randy Glass is a well-known illustrator who specializes in the pen and ink technique of stipple, in which a multitude of carefully placed dots — sometimes of varying size — coalesce visually to create tone. It’s a technique adapted to the relatively low resolution of newspaper printing, in which the artist has more control over the final appearance of the illustration than a mechanically generated screen applied to a continuous tone image. It also has the effect of being visually appealing in its own right, particularly when the dots are large enough to also provide surface…
  • Grzegorz Wróbel (update)

    Charley Parker
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Grzegorz Wróbel is a Polish watercolorist who I first wrote about in 2010. Wróbel’s background in architectural design gives his cityscapes and street scenes a feeling of effortless strength that belies the complex challenge of perspective and rendering they present. He deftly steps between detail and suggestion, giving his compositions both a tactile immediacy and and a feeling of loose, painterly handling. Particularly effective is his use of light and shadow amid the architectural forms to give them dimension and presence. His website is in Polish, but just use the…
  • ColourLex

    Charley Parker
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Back in 2012, I wrote about a website called Pigments through the Ages; a resource about the history and nature of artist’s pigments. That site is 10 years old now, and as far as I know, is no longer being actively developed. However, one of the original authors of that site, Juraj Lipscher, has created a new, more extensive and currently active site on the same subject, titled ColourLex. The ColourLex site can be explored through multiple paths: by pigments, paintings, artists and periods, each with sub-paths. Pigments, for example, can be explored by type, color or first date of use.
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  • Banner Shuffle: Marvin Tang

    Michele Adriaens
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    “Hidden from sight, small plots of gardens and plantations were formed secretly within the state-owned forested grounds of Singapore. Camouflaged by the thick foliage that surrounds them, their existence is only hinted at by hear-says of people coming out of the forest with pots and plants. Stateland documents these strange spaces that have appeared across the island, questioning their existence and the purpose they serve.” – Marvin Tang.
  • Watcherlust! The Team & Flats

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    The Team by Ray Pang and Ervin Han’s Flats makes up our third selection of viddsee SG50 movies. The Team  is a short film about kids in Singapore who love soccer. Set in the 90s, when our national football team is made up of multi-racial players that bring glory to Singapore as a nation. It’s not about who we are, but what are we that matter. In Flats (3 min), two siblings embark on an adventure through their HDB (Housing Board Development) estate after school. This film is a paean to our living Singapore landscape.
  • Passing by Victor Gui at Unseen//Unknown

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Today we give you a sneak peek at the work of Victor Gui, one of the seven photographers participating in Unseen//Unknown which opens this Thursday at DECK. Victor just graduated from his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University. His Passing photo-series explores the ways in which time is portrayed within a single frame. “My daily journey is recorded using a pinhole camera and condensed onto photosensitive paper to produce atmospheric and fleeting images that depict the passing of time.” About the exhibition:…
  • Watcherlust! Vicky and Singer

    Michele Adriaens
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Our next two picks from viddsee‘s SG50 movie list are Royston Tan’s Vicky and Singer by Melinda Tan and Rachel Phua. Royston Tan‘s Vicky (5 min) is filmed at one of the oldest playground in Singapore, the dragon playground. Two brothers dig their way through history in hopes to find their deceased hamster. In Singer (3 min), a film by Melinda Tan and Rachel Phua, 10-year-old Meng nervously prepares for his debut solo singing performance at his school’s National Day skit. His part is to sing the rousing finale song but he has one problem: he can’t sing. Along the…
  • Watcherlust! The Violin by Ervin Han

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    We invited the viddsee crew to share some of the SG-50 commissioned films to watch over the National Day week-end, and we’re wasting no time in publishing our picks. First up is a gorgeous 16-minute animation by Ervin Han (Robot Playground Media) titled The Violin. The film brings you on a nostalgic journey of nationhood and dreams – symbolically represented by the lyrical melodies of a violin – through times of birth, struggle, progress and modernisation … (from The Violin website) Circa late 1930s, Boat Quay, Singapore. A young boy receives an old violin as a gift…
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: My piece hanging up in @litmjc for the #Nocture...

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    davelamorte: My piece hanging up in @litmjc for the #Nocture show all this month. #jcmakeityours #Watercolor #jerseycity #litm #bat #artshow
  • davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING...

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING Tues July 7 7pm-close🌛🌜LITM Gallery/Lounge/Restaurant🌛 🌜140 Newark Avenue🌛 🌜Jersey City NJ🌛 🌜Summer has come and the the nights are growing shorter. But as they grow shorter, so too do the grow deeper, more intense. Night is the time of mystery, romance, celebration, danger, excitement. Night is when we all become a little wild. So come on all you creatures of the night, come out and enjoy a little nocturnal art! 🌜Featuring: Aaron Dunkel, Andrea Morin, Andrea McKenna, Andrea Brooke…
  • I made flyers for the last night of the Junebug Artfest. Now you...

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    I made flyers for the last night of the Junebug Artfest. Now you can have one too! Download the PDF here:
  • davelamorte: Out here in #Metuchen for the #junebugartfest....

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:57 pm
    davelamorte: Out here in #Metuchen for the #junebugartfest. It’s hot and the #art is #🔥 too. #watercolor #artshow #summer #simmer #collage #skulls (at 9Round Metuchen-Main St.)
  • davelamorte: Working on some new small pieces 11x14 for the...

    13 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    davelamorte: Working on some new small pieces 11x14 for the upcoming Junebug Artfest in #Metuchen #collage #pug #skull #creaturefrometheblacklagoon #rainbow #💀 #🐕 #🌈 #🐸 #colorworld #junebug2015
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Earn certificate in science illustration in 40-week program

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    The online program in scientific illustration founded by Gretchen Kai Halpert has a new website! Fall classes begin in August. Here’s the latest at Classes Near You > New York: Gretchen Kai Halpert Gretchen Kai Halpert is the founder and instructor of a new online program in scientific illustration. A graduate of the Rhode […]
  • Plant enthusiasts and artists gather this weekend

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    The Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium begins today at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens! For the next four days plant enthusiasts, artists and naturalists will explore the intersections of art, science and history. Plant physics, manuscript conservation and plants from earlier centuries are a few of the topics Symposium attendees will learn […]
  • Evening Tour of Chelsea Physic Garden

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    Enjoy a special evening event at the Chelsea Physic Garden with Head Gardener, Nick Bailey. On Thursday August 13, Bailey will give a guided tour of the Garden that includes visits to the Garden of Medicinal Plants and the new World Woodland Garden, a garden focusing on medicinal plants from forest environments. Artist Nici Ruggiero […]
  • Sketch the Landscape of Southern France

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Botanical Art and Tours in PROVENCE, France May 27 – June 02, 2016 Arles, France Four botanical art/drawing sessions and tours during the week. Learn botanical drawing and watercolor in Southern France with Lisa Coddington. Experienced artists and bashful beginners are welcome. Scheduled classes and personal attention will refine your botanical art skills. There will […]
  • Exhibition about mysterious fungi at The Hunt Institute

    15 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation invites you to explore the amazing and mysterious world of fungi! The Mysterious Nature of Fungi Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 17, 2015 – Dec. 17, 2015 The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents “The Mysterious Nature of Fungi” from 17 September to 17 December 2015. […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine » 1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Walking in the Rain

    Isabella F A Shores
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:56 pm
    We went for a walk in the rain this evening. We were out for an hour and a half, just ambling around the neighbourhood. As we entered a local park, the heavens opened and it just flooded us. If I don’t wear a cap, my hood just goes over my eyes and I can’t see. I didn’t wear a cap. Half way around the field I gave up trying to keep the hood off my eyes and just took it off. Darcy and I walked in abject misery as rain insinuated itself into every pore of our skin. He kept tucking his head under my arm and wiping his eyes on my cuff. Tail down, ears bent out to the sides, as…
  • I like to look at my pictures as having a mission

    26 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Frank J Casella Monochrome pictures I would say is my forte.  You would think from my childhood when my mother gave me swatches of fabric of every color that I would be good a color photography.  I am told that my color photography is very good and balanced, however, the tonal range of a monochrome and the highlights and shadows have more ‘color’ to me than, well, a color photograph.  Their is much personality to be found from a monochrome; it helps us concentrate on the story being told where the color often times becomes too distracting. In fact, the only time I use color…
  • Interview with Photographer Nancy Ingersoll

    Isabella F A Shores
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    Click to view slideshow. About Nancy*Part-time high school art teacher. *Practicing artist. *Full-service creative resource. As a teacher who guides high school students through developing a portfolio which is submitted to The College Board to earn college credit for the work, Nancy’s students have a 100% pass rate for the Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolios. Her work on yearbooks has earned the National Award of Excellence year after year for the content, design, and management of the creative process. Nancy’s creative expressions vary from photographs to digital designs to…
  • Three new botanical images

    Isabella F A Shores
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    It has been a VERY long time since I shared my own work here but I am going to be bringing more updates here over the next few weeks. Rather than have separate sites for my work and art stories which just seems silly really. As I put these up I was reminded of a song from many years ago. A nursery Rhyme Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells, And so my garden grows. This was first seen in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book c 1744 Of course, that was also a movie I like my images though, which are available as phone cases, prints,…
  • People ask what is the niche with my photos and my art

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Frank J Casella Photography for me is mostly about how the click of the shutter records history of a moment in time.  Video has its strengths with sound and motion, but when you look at a still image long enough there is a story to be told in just that one frame.  I am not one to concentrate on the technical aspects, or the lighting or equipment, as much as I craft the composition and story.  I just let the picture happen.  My photo mentor, John H. White, always said simple moments make big impact.  One thing I’ve noticed looking at my pictures from over the past thirty years is…
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    Chris Beaven » Chris Beaven

  • Figure Drawing

    Chris Beaven
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Tonight I worked exclusively on accuracy. More and more I’m becoming convinced that the most important part of drawing and painting well, at least for representational art, is accuracy. After reading this post and looking back at my past history of work, I can see that regular practice in estimation and measuring estimations has resulted in considerable improvement in my work.   I used the distance from the top of the head to the top of the shoulder as my increment of measurement and compared this throughout the drawing. As you can see the further I move from my constant […]
  • Easy Gesture Day

    Chris Beaven
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    I was feeling a bit burnt out today so I only did an hour of drawing, all gestures. I did one set with a pen which I liked more than I thought I would.            
  • Hipbone Open Studio

    Chris Beaven
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    My drawings didn’t go so well tonight, until I slowed down and began to focus on getting distances correct. The Drawings                    
  • Figure Drawing

    Chris Beaven
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Just a quick figure drawing, it was late but I wanted to get a bit of drawing in today.        
  • Three Daisies

    Chris Beaven
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    I’m annoyed at the canvas I used for this painting. It would have been a very nice painting if the canvas wasn’t crap. I will have to paint it over soon on a more smooth gesso board. The Setup The Subject
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    The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

  • Detroit artist Tim Yanke reveals new works at Park West Gallery

    Park West Gallery
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Park West Gallery is proud to unveil brand new works from Birmingham artist Tim Yanke during its July exhibitions showcasing Detroit artists. The second show in the gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” series will showcase the abstract expressionistic artwork of Yanke from … Continue reading →
  • Marc Chagall: Points of Interest

    Park West Gallery
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Happy birthday to Marc Chagall! The artist, born July 7, 1887, is credited as being a pioneer of modern art with a style that borrowed from fauvism, expressionism and cubism, but cannot be pigeonholed into one category. His dreamy works, … Continue reading →
  • Take a look inside Marcus Glenn’s studio

    Park West Gallery
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Peek inside the 2014 Official Grammy artist’s Detroit studio and take a closer look in the space where Marcus Glenn’s work comes to life.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Marcus Glenn, Marcus Glenn Detroit, Marcus Glenn Studio, Park West Gallery
  • Examining Marcus Glenn’s epic portrait

    Park West Gallery
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    To celebrate his first show in his hometown in nearly 20 years, artist Marcus Glenn challenged himself by creating one of his largest works of art to date. In honor of Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” three-part exhibition series featuring … Continue reading →
  • Marcus Glenn the Grammy Artist

    Park West Gallery
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Imagine receiving a phone call from the officials who run the Grammy Awards – music’s biggest night – telling you that you’re the official artist for their upcoming show. For Marcus Glenn, the first of three artists featured in the … Continue reading →
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • Accidental Aviatrix

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This idea came to me last week and it is possible to be my next graphic novel
  • Holiday portraits...

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    A couple of drawings of some spectators on the 4th of July...
  • End Papers done!

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I finally finished the end papers for the bear picture book that I illustrated and made some minor changes on the interior pages. That should be it. Looking forward to the date when it comes out. Should be in the fall. I'll keep you posted.
  • Sharpie drawing... THE BIRDS!

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    You know... just hanging out on the branch...
  • End Papers part two

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Working on only two hours every evening... the final art is going slow but here's what I've got so far.
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    Hasterger Idea

  • This is the new Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 SV, the rendition with not so much weight but rather more power.

    Thoriq Boz
    8 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    Lamborghini AventadorThe specifics are 50 kilos dropped and 50 drive picked (up to 750). Top rate is apparently 217 mph, which in a perfect world was checked with "prova" tags on the slip street out behind the industrial facility. Enormous winged "Superveloce" release of Lamborghini's V12 corona auto arrives in Geneva. Geneva runs frightened Two little letters mean a great deal in Lamborghini land. SV is an identification connected just to the boiling over bull's exceptionally boiling over est adaptations. What's more, the Aventador LP 750-4 – the yet-more-fast form of Sant'Agata's V12…
  • 5 health benefits of goat milk!

    Thoriq Boz
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:56 am
    Recent research shows the positive effect of goat milk on the human body. People who suffer from lactose intolerance can digest goat's milk is much better than cow's milk, because it has more fatty acids (good) - twice that of cow's milk. Goat's milk is usually processed into cheese, butter, ice cream, and yogurt.  Here are five health benefits of goat milk.1. Strengthen bonesIt is one of the most common characteristic of all forms of milk. Milk is rich in calcium and goat's milk is no exception. In addition, goat milk also has the amount of calcium in cow's milk - without many side…
  • This method makes chapped lips healthy back

    Thoriq Boz
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    This method makes chapped lips healthy backLive in areas that tend to be hot and dry climates because tropical air makes the skin every day should be maintained in order to remain healthy. One part of the body where the skin is prone to experience problems lip skin tends to be thinner than other parts of the body and skin.Skin condition chapped lips themselves are very prevalent in the population of Indonesia is hot and humid. Most people with the condition of chapped lips will have complaints of sore feeling around the lips to skin fragments were torn and bleeding.Chapped lips alone can…
  • Coffee vs. tea, which is more healthy?

    Thoriq Boz
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:42 am
    Coffee vs. tea, which is more healthy?Coffee is often regarded as a remedy drowsiness and headache. In addition to coffee, tea as well as popular with the black liquor. However, when compared, healthier approximately where yes, coffee or tea?Getting to know the legend of coffee and teaAccording to legend, tea was first discovered by a Chinese emperor in 2737 BC when he was cooking water under a tree. When the tree leaves accidentally fell into the water that has been boiled, he tried to taste it and feel surprised by it tastes delicious.Tea also became popular among academics and clergy in…
  • Healthy Lifestyle Running Fasting During Ramadan

    Thoriq Boz
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Healthy Lifestyle Running Fasting During RamadanAlthough fasting in Ramadan, we must still keep in shape. One way to keep in shape is to run a healthy lifestyle during fasting.. Drinking healthilyDo not forget to drink water at dawn and breaking fast. Water helps you lose weight, eliminate toxins in the body and reduce the feeling of hunger. Drink healthy by not consuming large amounts of water at a time or during a meal. But drink between meals and done gradually.Drinking water is stored at room temperature during fasting. Do not drink ice or extremely cold water because it can cause…
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    The Present Group Journal

  • The Present Prize #4: Family Matters

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    “For those who have defied the advice of mentors and gallerists by deciding to raise children while also pursuing an artistic practice, it can be hard to know how to proceed. While many well-known artists have managed to be engaged parents while pursing successful careers, mention of this creative balancing act is largely absent from critical discourse, and so we find ourselves reinventing the wheel again and again.” -Christa Donner, Cultural ReProducers (Half Letter Press, 2014) Over the past 4 years, since our girls were born, Oliver and I have become more and more aware of the…
  • No Justice, No Service!

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University! Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building! Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life. We’ll be there begging people to fill out surveys for Compensation Foundation and trying to show some stats through live action visualizations. We’ll see how that goes. Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm…
  • Gifotrope – take control of your gifs

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    In the latest edition of “little things that we make for other people to use (but probably no one will,)” we’re proud to announce Gifotrope.  Gifotrope is a bit of code that helps you take control of gifs by breaking them up into little pieces that only animate when a user is scrolling.  You can’t read well while you’re scrolling, so something else interesting visually could and probably should be happening during those times.
  • TPG on Congratulations Pine Tree

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Maysoun Wazwaz and Kate Rhoades are making a podcast- Congratulations Pine Tree – it’s the #1 Arts and Culture podcast in the Bay Area. They are very fun to talk to and to listen to, and I’m excited that I can have them in my life more through my ears. We’re on the podcast briefly this week talking about Compensation Foundation and the Present Prize. Go here!
  • Open Call for Potluckers!

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    It’s not always true that if you build it, they will come. We get it. Surveys aren’t always so fun to fill out. But maybe if we come together in small groups, share food and drinks, and commiserate it will be a little more fun. That’s why we are asking you, individually or in groups, to host a potluck for your visual artist friends ideally in the first weekend of February and fill out Compensation Foundation’s “Bay Area Artists Report!” and anonymously contribute your experiences towards a better infrastructure for self-advocacy for artists. The “Bay Area Artists Report!” is…
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Look at Me Now!/Monique Meloche Gallery

    Elliot Reichert
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Revising the art historical canon to account for a variety of erasures is a commendable curatorial endeavor, but one is perpetually challenged to find new methods to add value to such well-worn conversations. This summer group exhibition takes on tropes related to race, gender and caste by offering fresh alternatives to the history of […]
  • Review: Zack Whitford/Hilton Asmus Contemporary

    Elliot Reichert
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED A gifted young street photographer, who just happens to be the son of Aerosmith’s rhythm guitarist, Brad Whitford, is set loose with the band. The result is a take on rock photography that blows through all the commercial conventions of hype-driven money shots. Whitford captures guitarist Joe Perry in Moscow strumming an acoustic guitar […]
  • Eye Exam: What Good is Art?

    Elliot Reichert
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Elliot J. Reichert Each time I venture deeper into the tangled economy of art making and its contingent endeavors, I ask myself: What good is art? I am not an artist, but I work with artists and artworks every day. By all accounts, I should believe deeply in art, and yet I routinely question […]
  • Review: Lora Fosberg/Linda Warren Projects

    Elliot Reichert
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Lora Fosberg saw her friend cut down, and she found beauty in the body. In depicting a kind of giddy and ecstatic beauty to be found in the cutting down and cutting open of trees, Fosberg manages to elicit glee and melancholy, a wood-sprite saccharine and bitterly acerbic rumination on life, death and nature. […]
  • News: Chicago Artist Coalition’s “The Annual: An Exhibition of New Chicago Art” to Run Concurrently with EXPO Chicago

    Elliot Reichert
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Chicago Artists Coalition has announced that it will launch a yearly exhibition of new Chicago art to run concurrently with EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art. “The Annual: An Exhibition of New Chicago Art” will be an unique opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to learn more about the work […]
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    Art Licensing Blog


    Melissa Schulz
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    ROYALTY RATES – WHAT IS THE STANDARD? One of the questions we are asked a lot is “What royalty rate percentage should I ask for in a License Agreement?” And the answer is . . . it all depends! You should always try to negotiate the largest percentage you can, based on the knowledge you have of the distribution of the product to retail (where are the products going?), the type of product being licensed (some products inherently yield smaller royalties) and your “status” in the field of art licensing (have you earned the right to ask for higher percentages based on years of good…
  • Orphan works and your intellectual property rights as an artist!

    Melissa Schulz
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Our third post and we unfortunately need to address the rearing of an ugly issue . . . again – Orphan Works! This is collectively one of, if not the most important topic artists should be concerned about in relation to your business and your artwork. This topic has come up many times previously, with a big surge in 2015. Essentially, companies are claiming that they are impeded in the quest for creativity by having to seek out copyright owners before using found and published artwork. Their goal would be for laws to be passed that dramatically change the steps these companies would have…
  • Josephine Kimberling ASK Call Free Replay

    Melissa Schulz
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Here is what we got to hear from this week’s call with Josephine Kimberling . . . We learned of her exciting and unique journey into art licensing, and her thoughts on her in-house positions at both Nordstrom and Hallmark. How do you balance trend research and personal style? Where to you go to find upcoming design and color trends, so that your work hits the market before trend becomes commonplace and tired? How do you stay relevant to today’s consumer? In regard to targeting specific industries, how do you find partners and what is the most important thing you can do when…
  • Who In The Heck Is ideaologie?

    Melissa Schulz
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Well . . . here it is! Our first post for, and where do we begin? We thought it would be appropriate if we used this space to tell you who we are and why we have taken on this unique opportunity. To dispel any rumors . . . no, there was no hostile take-over of the business, and no, we did not force Tara out on the street (yes – we heard both of these!). In fact, quite the reverse! Tara is one of our dearest friends and a client of ideaologie. During our discussions, Tara expressed an interest in moving on to an exciting new project, and felt that we should be the…

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    7 years ago TODAY – I released my first eBook – How to Get Started in Art Licensing. I never dreamt that project would turn into the library of eBooks, audios, blog posts and classes that it is today! I’m honored to have met so many amazing people in this industry as a result of Art Licensing Info.  I’m honored to have been able to help artists understand what art licensing is about.  My goal has always been to help artists really understand the day-to-day work and to uplevel the business acumen of artists in the industry as a whole. Today I’m both excited and…
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  • Octavi SerraOctavi Serra creates interactive outdoor sculptures...

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Octavi SerraOctavi Serra creates interactive outdoor sculptures that challenge the public to acknowledge and engage in the spaces that surround them for political or personal purposes. When engaging the piece, the public serves to represent society as a whole, as their actions, in the engagement with the artworks slowly destroys and denigrates their appearance. CARES outdoor installation, 2014CARES outdoor installation, 2014Embotits, 2014Embotits, 2014Pneumàtic, 2015Pneumàtic, 2015Pneumàtic, 2015Tlaquepaque, 2013Hands, 2013Hands, 2013, images posted with permission of the…
  • Get Twisted with the new mix full of sick tropical house,...

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Get Twisted with the new mix full of sick tropical house, electronic and deep house beats for the beach, cottage or club. You can listen to the mix anytime online at the follow sites: Soundcloud | 8tracks | YoutubeTracklisting:DiscoVer. - Vogue (Mart Remix)Nora En Pure - U Got My Body (Radio Mix)Mart ft. Casey - HollywoodCroatia Squad & Me and My Toothbrush - Scream for PleasureDuke Dumont - Ocean DriveAddal ft. Lisa May - Morning in LoveMart Ft. Casey - Heart of GlassThe Chainsmokers - Let You Go (The Golden Pony Remix)Lika Morgan - Sweet DreamsSons of Maria - SoleroMartin Solveig & GTA -…
  • Get Twisted with the new mix full of sick tropical house,...

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Get Twisted with the new mix full of sick tropical house, electronic and deep house beats for the beach, cottage or club. You can listen to the mix anytime online at the follow sites: Soundcloud | 8tracks | YoutubeTracklisting:DiscoVer. - Vogue (Mart Remix)Nora En Pure - U Got My Body (Radio Mix)Mart ft. Casey - HollywoodCroatia Squad & Me and My Toothbrush - Scream for PleasureDuke Dumont - Ocean DriveAddal ft. Lisa May - Morning in Love Mart Ft. Casey - Heart of GlassThe Chainsmokers - Let You Go (The Golden Pony Remix)Lika Morgan - Sweet DreamsSons of Maria - SoleroMartin Solveig & GTA -…
  • Sam OctiganIn his recent exhibition, No Place Like Home,...

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Sam OctiganIn his recent exhibition, No Place Like Home, artist Sam Octigan explores travel as a metaphor for life. Using his signature color palette, his figurative works focus on our desire for change and the contradictory need to maintain stability by setting down roots and understanding ones past. ‘Baggage Claim’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015'No Place Like Home’, 100 cm x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015'Enjoy Your Flight’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015‘Around The Corner’ 180 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015‘Separation Anxiety’ 120 cm x 180 cm,…
  • Magdalena Pagowska (Len Yan)The digital portraits of...

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Magdalena Pagowska (Len Yan)The digital portraits of artist Magdalena Pagowska radiate with a luminous quality typically seen only in oil paintings. As though torn from the pages a science fiction novel, her subjects intrigue with the power and presence of a hero. We can imagine the epic tales of these alpha male and females in galaxies far away.  saturnus, 2013moth, 2015blackberry, 2014dark side of the moon, 2013don’t be long, 2014introduced species, 2014egocentrism, 2015hope, 2015, images posted with permission of the artist. Deviantart | Tumblr | Facebook | Behance |…
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  • The Horse - Sarah McColgan (Exclusive to TCH)

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We love design, architecture and art that exudes confidence, strength, character and drama. We love pieces that make a bold statement; that can stand alone. Unsurprisingly, we’ve fallen for the photography work of the multi-talented American Sarah McColgan. We have now commissioned her to create a series of photo portraits of horses exclusively for The Cool Hunter, and we are happy to introduce the first one of the series here. The strength, stillness and sheer power of the black-and-white portrait is iconic. There is no way one can ignore this in a room. Numerous other prestigious…
  • The Cool Hunter Store Launches in Melbourne, Australia

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have opened The Cool Hunter Store – our antidote to boring shopping experiences - this past weekend in the Prahan neighbourhood of Melbourne. The Cool Hunter Store 142 Commercial Road Prahran Vic 3181 Hours Monday: Closed Tue - Thur 11am - 7pm Friday 11am - 6pm Sat & Sun - 10am - 4pm We have created pop-up shops and galleries before, but this one will be a bit longer-term. How long, you ask. We have no idea. We will work it as long as it is interesting to our guests and to us. (Our window display features The Horse photograph by…
  • Bar Nou - Barcelona

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ‘We eat with our eyes’…. Let’s take a minute and really consider what this means. Traditionally we have associated this statement with the freshness of our food; the moment you can see all the amazing components of a dish in their individual state and the vast array of colors they collectively offer. The truth is though, that freshness is in everything around us, it’s in our food, our fashion, our music, our art, our ideas, our attitudes and of course our architecture. What becomes particularly exciting is when there is a distinct and clear connection of…
  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
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    Melissa Schulz
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    ROYALTY RATES – WHAT IS THE STANDARD? One of the questions we are asked a lot is “What royalty rate percentage should I ask for in a License Agreement?” And the answer is . . . it all depends! You should always try to negotiate the largest percentage you can, based on the knowledge you have of the distribution of the product to retail (where are the products going?), the type of product being licensed (some products inherently yield smaller royalties) and your “status” in the field of art licensing (have you earned the right to ask for higher percentages based on years of good…
  • Orphan works and your intellectual property rights as an artist!

    Melissa Schulz
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Our third post and we unfortunately need to address the rearing of an ugly issue . . . again – Orphan Works! This is collectively one of, if not the most important topic artists should be concerned about in relation to your business and your artwork. This topic has come up many times previously, with a big surge in 2015. Essentially, companies are claiming that they are impeded in the quest for creativity by having to seek out copyright owners before using found and published artwork. Their goal would be for laws to be passed that dramatically change the steps these companies would have…
  • Josephine Kimberling ASK Call Free Replay

    Melissa Schulz
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Here is what we got to hear from this week’s call with Josephine Kimberling . . . We learned of her exciting and unique journey into art licensing, and her thoughts on her in-house positions at both Nordstrom and Hallmark. How do you balance trend research and personal style? Where to you go to find upcoming design and color trends, so that your work hits the market before trend becomes commonplace and tired? How do you stay relevant to today’s consumer? In regard to targeting specific industries, how do you find partners and what is the most important thing you can do when…
  • Who In The Heck Is ideaologie?

    Melissa Schulz
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Well . . . here it is! Our first post for, and where do we begin? We thought it would be appropriate if we used this space to tell you who we are and why we have taken on this unique opportunity. To dispel any rumors . . . no, there was no hostile take-over of the business, and no, we did not force Tara out on the street (yes – we heard both of these!). In fact, quite the reverse! Tara is one of our dearest friends and a client of ideaologie. During our discussions, Tara expressed an interest in moving on to an exciting new project, and felt that we should be the…

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    7 years ago TODAY – I released my first eBook – How to Get Started in Art Licensing. I never dreamt that project would turn into the library of eBooks, audios, blog posts and classes that it is today! I’m honored to have met so many amazing people in this industry as a result of Art Licensing Info.  I’m honored to have been able to help artists understand what art licensing is about.  My goal has always been to help artists really understand the day-to-day work and to uplevel the business acumen of artists in the industry as a whole. Today I’m both excited and…
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  • Summer and Downtown Drawing

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Helloooo friends! Looks like I’ve done it again by letting the blog lapse for too long. Well at least I left you with beautiful dragonflies Since that post I’ve turned one year older. My birthday was on July 22nd and it came and went without much fanfare, which is fine. My sweet cat Jessie is suffering with asthma, poor thing. So I’ve been tending to her and giving her bronchodilators. This stiflingly hot and humid weather isn’t helping matters. Art modeling was slow in July but the jobs I did have were quite enjoyable; summer art programs for young people, a few…
  • Odonata

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The Dragon-fly by Alfred Lord Tennyson Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie. An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk: from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail. He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew. Although this season is inflicting a whopping dose of allergies on us sufferers – not to mention plenty of humidity – summer does its best to compensate for its discomforts with small enchantments. Works for me! Among them are the presence of dragonflies,…
  • The Karaoke Guy

    13 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but I’ve been listening to an inordinate amount of 80s music … and loving it all over again. The 1980s was my coming-of-age decade, the era of nostalgia for those of my generation. Malign the 80s all you want for exalting money and materialism as noble pursuits – a la Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street” – but the period nevertheless produced boatloads of notable pop culture phenomena and plenty of kick-ass songs. Maybe I’m swimming in nostalgia these days because my birthday is rapidly approaching and…
  • Flight to Freedom

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:19 pm
    For this 4th of July holiday weekend, my love of animals and love of my country come together in a blog post. If the bald eagle – symbol of America and its freedoms – can be rehabilitated from injury and trauma, then surely America herself can do the same. Let’s hope so. Let’s hope that we too can soar again. Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend, everyone. See you soon. Blessings .. Filed under: animals, video Tagged: animals, video
  • Veronica of Venice

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Throughout junior high and high school, I was quite the vocabulary geek. When I wasn’t cutting chemistry class and doodling “I <3 Paul” in my spiral notebook, I was compiling word lists on my own time for my own personal study. I used to scribble stars next to the ones I had trouble remembering. But once in a while I’d gloss over a word I encountered and just presumed to know what it meant by its written context; something like “18th century courtesans enjoyed lives of social freedom and financial stability”. So a courtesan is just a high class society…
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  • My Visit with Georgia O’Keeffe, 1972

    Joyce Kozloff
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    The sitting room of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio (1996), Abiquiú, New Mexico (via Wikipedia) I do not trust my memory. I have no notes or photographs. There may be errors in this essay. I was 29, working at the Tamarind Lithography Institute in Albuquerque. I asked everyone if he/she knew Georgia O’Keeffe and whether it would be possible to meet her. Like many young women artists, I was searching for role models. Today, I wonder at my audacity, pressing to visit an 84-year-old icon who was known for protecting her privacy. Mary Adams, wife of Tamarind’s director Clinton…
  • Suellen Rocca in the 1960s

    Dan Nadel
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Suellen Rocca, “Purse Curse” (Recto) (1968), oil on plastic purse, 8 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (© Suellen Rocca, all images courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery) It starts with the pink purse. On one side is a finger pointing to, what, a bunny rabbit? If so, it’s a worried rabbit, emanating nervous squiggles. On the other is a quavering blue outline of a couple, their heads pressed together, lips locked, the same squiggles surrounding them like a halo. There is the purse, painted in 1968 or so, as simultaneously hopeful and sexy a work as I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of a…
  • A Chelsea Double Feature: Paper Meets Clay on “Homeground’s” Turf

    Edward M. Gómez
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    Eddie Curtis, “Chawan (tea cup)” (2014), clay, applied texture and oxides on outer surface, shino glaze on rim and inner surface, 4 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches (all photos courtesy Cavin-Morris Gallery unless stated otherwise) One of New York’s great resources is its daunting abundance of commercial galleries, which provide encounters with an endless parade of new and old art forms from around the world. However, during the art market’s slow summer season, at many venues, an avid gallery-goer is often greeted by batches of disparate artworks that have been loosely grouped together…
  • Astrological Aesthetics: August 2015

    The Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Henry Ossawa Tanner, “Daniel in the Lions’ Den” (1907–18) (Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, via Wikimedia Commons) Hyperallergic’s horoscopes offer astrological advice for artists and art types, in art terms, every month. Leo (July 23–August 22) There used to be this really fantastic little piece of street art affixed to one of the traffic poles near the Hyperallergic offices. Let us tell you, Leo, it was a thing of beauty — subtle, clever, and full of personality, a veritable unicorn in the street art ecosystem. We…
  • 9 Thoughts on Funhouse Art, Now with Cat GIFs!

    Cassie Packard
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Carsten Höller, “Decision Corridors” (2015), installation view in ‘Carsten Höller: Decision,’ Hayward Gallery, London, 2015 (art © Carsten Höller, image courtesy of the artist, photo © Linda Nylind) (all cat GIFs by the author for Hyperallergic) 1. I originally considered writing in a standard review format, but Carsten Höller’s retrospective Decision, currently on view at London’s Hayward Gallery, is more amenable to the listicle form. Carsten Höller, “Two Flying Machines” (2015), installation view in ‘Carsten Höller:…
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    Living Undone

  • Me and Emma

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    See me. See Emma. This is Peace. She usually rides along with me on our adventures flattened on my lap Just calmly looking around at everything. The extent of her reactivity is a slight heightening in muscular tension and brightening of her eyes. Her age (8-10 yrs.) seems to have given her enough time to see and do most of what she had on her bucket list So now she seems content in my lap just lookin’ around at stuff, sleeping, eating extremely gourmet meals and being her perfect self. She is my teacher. She rests so deeply. Appreciates adoringly. Is so curious in a magnificently…
  • Singularity

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    monoprint, 30×22″ ______________ We see moral and social conventions as inhibitions on our personal freedoms, and yet we are frightened of anyone who goes away from the crowd and develops “eccentric” habits.” -Maria Popova Many years ago an acquaintance spied me sitting at a local cafe. He came up and said: “You are always alone.” Following a few less loaded pleasantries he left my table clearly still bemused. I’ve never forgotten those few moments and am still learning from them. He left me and I felt pink from shame. But also there was the unapologetic…
  • Attached To Aspiration

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:48 pm
    “GIRL”, 24×4,ceramic,steel ______________________ I keep wanting to be more and better… More adept dog guardian, better friend and sister, kinder to myself, conscious more of the time, serving more, living more, thinking more, taking better care of myself, writing better…. Desire…desire is a shady bedfellow. On the one hand evolution is dependent on the reach. A need arises and we up our game to fill the vacancy. The Buddha said all suffering stems from desire: “Suffering is a big word in Buddhist thought. It is a key term and it should be thoroughly…
  • Canary

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    24x24x3, earth,clay,ceramic,thread,raffia,bird wing _______________________________________ My present life circumstances direct me toward coddling my nervous system. In Santa Fe this coming weekend is SPANISH MARKET which is a huge tourist draw and rightly so. This morning I scooted downtown earlier than usual in order to miss the tsunami of sensation seekers; realizing the booths would be in the process of set up and the workers attention on their tasks. The air was cool and soft. Noise level low, ambient activity purposeful and non-static generating. Dog walkers, parents seeking benign…
  • Confusion

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    hand-painted silk men’s robes, 1988 ____________________________ “The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” ~ Pema Chodron I have been watching myself react to people whose opinions and beliefs do not match mine. Of course, I am so sure I am right. It feels so slimily delicious to be right. Someone posts…
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  • Turkey: Top 5 Reasons for the AK PARTİ Failure

    Elvan Katmer
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:20 p.m. EDT, 30 July 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – In the previous analysis of the recent elections in Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s was largely to blame for the failure of the AK PARTİ or AKP party to maintain its majority control of parliament.  There have been many elements affecting […]
  • Uganda: Report finds over 89 cases of violations against LGBTI persons

    Austin Drake Bryan
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    Austin Bryan, Managing Editor Last Modified: 07:33 a.m. EDT, 25 July 2015 KAMPALA, Uganda – A new report on abuses based on gender identity and sexual orientation found at least 89 verified cases of violations against LGBTI Ugandans in 2014. The report, released Thursday by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, found that in […]
  • Timbuktu Rebuilt After Radical Islamist Destroyed

    Ayanna Nahmias
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:02 a.m. EDT, 23 July 2015 TIMBUKTU, Mali – In 2012 we reported on the modern trend of the destruction of ancient artifacts by radicals, and in Mali the destruction of Timbuktu was an equally notable travesty. It is incomprehensible that any Muslim would try to destroy this legendary center […]
  • Russian Billionaire Funds Search For Alien Life

    Sarah Jakubowski
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:45 p.m. EST, 21 July 2015 RUSSIA – Yesterday, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced that he will spend $100 million to further the search for life beyond Earth. His plan, called “Breakthrough Listen,” uses radio telescopes and a handpicked team of scientists to conduct a ten-year search for […]
  • Mohed Altrad, a Bedouin Who Flees the Desert, Becomes Billionaire, Wins Coveted 2015 EY Award

    Ayanna Nahmias
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:08 PM EDT, 19 July 2015 MARSEILLE, France – How many of us could walk through the desert to sit outside of school because we had such a thirst for knowledge? Would you be motivated enough to gaze through a hole in mud and tin roof schoolhouse and stare at […]
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  • A Blue Moon, Time And Strawberry Soup

    alli woods frederick
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
          Holy crap.  It’s been an eternity since we’ve had an end of the month Postscript so I figure we are looooooong overdue, don’t you?  New to Kisses & Chaos and have no clue what Postscript is?  Well it’s essentially a list of all the various badass bits and bobs that I’ve encountered around this here interweb over the course of the past month and it ranges from the weird to the wonderful. So if you’re bored at work and itching to take some quick breaks from the tedium (not that I would ever encourage that – oh my, heaven’s no.  I would never ever…
  • The Best of Bob Hope: Master of Vaudeville

    alli woods frederick
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
            Yesterday marked the twelfth anniversary of my beloved Bob Hope’s death, which is a day of mourning and celebration in my home.  No joke.  When I was a massage therapist I didn’t book clients on July 27.  Nope. Whenever possible the day consists of a Bob Hope movie marathon as I laugh my ass off and then, inevitably, cry because I still feel the sting of the profound loss to this day.  We lost not only an intelligent and highly gifted comedian, but a humanitarian and possibly one of our greatest patriots…and he was born English (go figure). So this year,…
  • Project Found: Poem Rescued From The Trash

    alli woods frederick
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
            As most of you know, I’m an artist at Fayetteville Underground.  This means I’m in and out of the gallery throughout the month and without fail, virtually every single time I’m there I find some odd, random thing that someone has left behind. A couple of weeks ago I came across this poem that someone had jotted down and left sitting in a pile of papers to be recycled.  I decided to liberate it from its impending death and eventual reincarnation as a few sheets of toilet paper. I now present to you the first (and possibly last – we’ll just have to…
  • Why You Should Encourage Your Artistic Child

    alli woods frederick
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
      WORDLESS WEDNESDAY   WHY YOU SHOULD ENCOURAGE YOUR ARTISTIC CHILD: THE PAINTINGS OF HITLER                             Give Your Kids Kisses & Prevent Genocidal Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  ALL IMAGES BY HITLER.  YES.  THAT HITLER.  CRAZY, RIGHT?  IMAGINE HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF HE HAD BEEN A PAINTER INSTEAD OF A COMPLETE F*CKING LUNATIC.  ::   The post Why You Should Encourage Your Artistic Child appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • Disappearing Act, Meltdowns and Slow Resurrections

    alli woods frederick
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
          Holy crap.  I have been gone a while, haven’t I?  This is the longest I have ever disappeared in the almost five years since I started Kisses & Chaos.   SO WHAT WAS WITH THE DISAPPEARING ACT? I WISH I HAD SOME SPECTACULAR TALE TO TELL, BUT ALAS, I DO NOT.   Mischa’s health took a sudden turn and I came dangerously close to losing him.  (He’s doing clinically better now – there is no coming back from his condition, but he’s feeling well: eating, drinking, playing and snuggling.  We’re making the most of it and enjoying our time…
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  • Must Haves for the Modern Field Photographer

    Steven Shoppman
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Cameras are lighter, smaller, and less expensive than ever. Amateurs are now able to afflord the same rigs the pros use daily. Along with the advances in camera technology, accessories have followed suit. There are tons of excellent add-ons that have turned a field shoot with 3 pelican boxes into a single-backpack comprehensive toolkit. Here are a few recommendations to supercharge your field shoots while keeping it agile. Lowepro Fastpack 350 I have owned probably 10 different camera bags in the last 10 years. They have all been decent options, but they always left a little bit to be desired…
  • 10 Beautiful Book Covers that Tell Their Own Story

    Katy French
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    There’s nothing like a good book. But a good book with a great cover? That’s two works of art in one. The best book design tells its own story, whether through simple text, powerful photography, or a simple graphic element. Sometimes it’s subtle; sometimes it’s in your face. All that matters is that it enhances your experience from the moment you take it off the shelves or click it into your shopping cart. These 10 beautiful book covers span all genres, showing that inspiration can come in many forms.  1) Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our…
  • Charts of the Week: Police Killings, Lion Population, Rape Statistics, and More

    Katy French
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Each week, we visualize compelling data sets that give us more insight into what is happening in the world around us. Whether news items, surprising facts, or our own humorous observations, we seek to shed light on interesting topics. Deaths by Law Enforcement in the U.S.  For more on this subject, check out The Guardian‘s comprehensive database, The Counted, which gives insight into who victims are and the circumstances surrounding their case. Lion Populations Worldwide Amid the #CecilTheLion scandal, in which U.S. dentist Walter Palmer killed a beloved lion in an animal sanctuary…
  • Charity: Water Shows Great Progress in Their Annual Report

    Katy French
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Water is the most precious resource in the world. (At Visual News HQ in California, we’re facing a serious drought, so we are more aware of this than ever.) Less than 3% of the world’s water is drinkable, and most of that is in icecaps, deep underground, or trapped in soil.  Thanks to climate change, things are worse than ever. Water scarcity now poses a huge threat to society—so much so that in 2015 the World Economic Forum deemed it the primary global risk. Whether due to scarce resources, lack of infrastructure, or unsanitary conditions, 1.1 billion people…
  • #TBT: The First Photos From Space

    Katy French
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Space travel has come a long way. From distances traveled to technology used, we are seeing our world—and many others—in detail we never could have imagined. But it all started with the first picture beamed from space. It’s been 69 years since U.S. scientists launched the sub-orbital V-2 rocket (flight #13) in 1946, which captured the first image from space. This bad boy right here:  Image: Wiki Commons At the time, the image was impressive—not just because it captured Earth but because it was taken at the highest altitude than any before it: a full 65 miles up. In subsequent…
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  • Learning from “The Cultural Lives of Californians”

    Ian David Moss
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
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  • Charitable Giving on the Rise (and other June Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
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  • Australia Council Budget Diverted (and other May Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
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  • Last chance to see us in Chicago!

    29 May 2015 | 5:58 am
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  • Createquity, Live and In Person: The Windy City Edition

    11 May 2015 | 5:31 am
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Real Painting

    Brett Baker
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Tom Emery reviews Real Painting at at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, on view through August 2, 2015. The show features works by Simon Callery, Adriano Costa, Deb Covell, Angela de la Cruz, Lydia Gifford, David Goerk, Alexis Harding, Jo McGonigal, DJ Simpson, and Finbar Ward. Emery writes that the show questions "20th century modes of thinking about painting - where an image is representative of something, even when it is ostensibly abstract - and it is this mode of thinking that Covell and McGonigal seek to redress. In their own words, this exhibition does not consider 'what a…
  • Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings

    Brett Baker
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Geoff Hands reviews Bridget Riley, The Curve Paintings 1961 – 2014 at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, on view through September 6, 2015. Hands concludes: "Bridget Riley’s abstract art is clearly modernist, but notwithstanding her traditional training as a painter (she still produces cartoons for her paintings), her work successfully combines a strongly characteristic feature of line through disegno (drawing) with form as colore (colour) to attain a synoptic temporality: intimating a psychogeographic relationship with space through physical positioning and…
  • No Boundaries

    Brett Baker
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Amy Bernstein reviews No Boundaries: Aboriginal Contemporary Abstract Painting at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, OR, on view through Aug 16, 2015. Bernstein writes: "Walking into the exhibition space, I am met by a group of strange peers in the form of paintings. We are painters. We have not met before, but they speak in ways that I understand and with a wisdom that I did not know existed. They tell me that formal elements still hold an unearthly power even in such an advanced technological age and that real time is a clock marked only by birth and death. They say that to be…
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Interview

    Brett Baker
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Louisa Buck interviews painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, whose exhibition Verses After Dusk is on view at Serpentine Gallery, London through September 13, 2015. Yiadom-Boakye comments: "For a long time now, I haven’t thought of what I do as portraits—I see them more as figurative paintings. I realised quite early on that I was not so interested in painting people whom I knew or doing the classic portrait from life, although I did it a lot when I was younger, because to be able to improvise, it’s important to train yourself how to look, and to be aware of how a body is…
  • Porfirio DiDonna @ Elizabeth Harris

    Brett Baker
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Darragh McNicholas reviews Porfirio DiDonna: Paintings from the 1970s at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, on view through July 31, 2015. McNicholas writes:"... the 6-foot-tall Untitled (pdn63) (1976) dwarfs me. It’s a dark and unyielding expanse of blue-green, with thousands of miniscule dots horizontally positioned along an invisible grid, each dot the amber color of a sun setting behind viscous pollution. I stand for a minute in alienated silence before I have any verbal thoughts at all about the work. The scale speaks of grandiosity, the form of objectivity and restraint.
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Roses are Red

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Roses are Red12 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloSoldMy latest bridal bouquet painting commissioned by a young man to give his wife as a surprise for their 4th wedding anniversary.  More on this in my August newsletter which will be coming out on Friday. If you do not currently get my monthly newsletter, "Bringing Beauty to the World" and would like to do so, just enter your email in the newsletter box on the right side of this blog.If you are interested in having a bouquet painted for your home or as a meaningful gift for someone special, contact me and we can set up a time to talk.
  • Rue Claude Monet

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Rue Claude Monet9 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello $425  Buy with PayPalAnother in my Giverny series.  This is a view I passed by each day on my way to the gardens. It's the main street in Giverny, "Rue Claude Monet".I notice I am continually drawn to the same subjects over and over- flowers/lush foliage, sunlight, some architecture/stone as a bit of contrast.  I love a soft, romantic, dreamy state.About 15 years ago I started a journal to help me uncover what really spoke to me as far as subject matter to paint- and these were the same things that I enjoyed painting most…
  • Sunny Day

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Sunny Day12 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloSoldOne of my latest "Forever Bouquet Paintings" commissioned by a husband as a special gift for his wife for their anniversary.  He sent me photos of her bouquet from the wedding , a few years back and also wanted the turquoise color which was part of the wedding theme included. Their anniversary was this past weekend and he wrote back to say how surprised and happy she was with the painting of her wedding bouquet. If you'd like to have your bouquet painted or commission one for a special and meaningful wedding or anniversary gift, please…
  • Cascading Roses

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Cascading Roses 9 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello $425  Buy with PayPalTook a break from my Giverny series last week to work on some commissions which are due soon, but was able to get back to the series this week with this oil painting, "Cascading Roses". I cropped this from a broader view of this rose bush. Really liked the cascading movement of the roses and also how the shapes, colors and sizes of the flowers are varied all within one small section of the bush. Great example of repetition with variation, one of the fundamental design principles.I think this was my original…
  • Rose Arbor II

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Rose Arbor II9 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello $400Buy with PayPalThis is the 3rd in a series of paintings of this scene. Each time I paint it I get to know it better and focus on different aspects or try some different painting techniques. You learn a lesson from each painting, so I often will revisit a subject to get to know it better or experiment with different ways to approach it.Rather than keep working on one painting refining it over and over and potentially working it to death, I'd rather capture a scene or idea in an alla prima fashion, and leave it fresh, declare it complete…
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    Free Spirit Gallery Blog

  • Northwest Indian Art Canoe Paddle Shipped

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Northwest Indian Art Canoe Paddle It’s not everyday that a Northwest Indian artist turns a canoe paddle into artwork, much less one actually being sold.  Northwest Indian artist Alfie Fishgap made a few of these paddles and Free Spirit Gallery proudly displays them at our Northwest Indian Art Paddles section. Well, this week was quite exciting for both Alfie as well as Free Spirit Gallery as we sold and shipped one of his art paddles to a lucky customer in Georgia, USA who wanted it as part of a wedding anniversary gift. So here are a few photos we took of this Northwest Indian art…
  • New 2015 Polar Bears Calendars Released

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Polar Bears Calendars For 2015 As you probably know, one of the most common subjects used in Inuit art is the polar bear.  Polar bears of course are one of the most loved animals representing the Arctic north as well as species at threat from the effects of the global warming effects. If you are a lover of polar bears, you will be happy to know that Free Spirit Gallery has once again, sourced out and selected the best of the new 2015 calendars featuring polar bears.  We have reproduced them here below and you just need to simply click on each one for more details. These new polar bears…
  • Ukrainian Pysanka Egg On Plaque

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ukrainian Pysanka Egg Too bad about the current conflicts over in Ukraine which certainly takes away from other cultural aspects of that country including the amazing Pysanky art on eggs.  Each real chicken egg is handpainted in great detail and called a Pysanka. At Free Spirit Gallery, we have such a Pysanka egg that is actually mounted on a heart shaped plaque.  I have several nice Pysanka eggs in my personal collection that I will not part with.  However, this piece featuring a plaque is now available. More details on this wonderful artwork at Ukrainian Pysanka Egg Plaque.
  • New Native American Calendars For 2015 Released

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

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

  • Dr Martin Luther King vs Barack Obama

    11 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
  • Starting Strong: US propaganda about the fun, glamour and benefits of joining the Army

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    “Starting Strong,” a 10- week, unscripted, backstage pass to Army life, premieres on FOX affiliates  in 16 markets and on’s YouTube channel, June 2, 2013. (Photo courtesy the Army Marketing  and Research Group) ‘STARTING STRONG’ GIVES ARMY PROSPECTS A TASTE OF SOLDIERING STORY BY THE ARMY MARKETING AND RESEARCH GROUP "With the number of pre-recording services and commercial-free media options, traditional television commercials no longer reach key audiences as they did in the past, according to Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.
  • Marriage: beautiful vows

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine Richard Roberts: Drugs to chronify and not heal

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Nobel Prize Richard Roberts interview to Lluís Amiget. "Because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting your money, so that investigation, suddenly, is diverted to the discovery of drugs that do not heal completely, but chronify the disease and make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug." "I’m 63 years old: the worst about getting older is that you consider many “truths” as holy: that’s when you need new questions. I was born in Derby, my mechanic father gave me a chemistry set … and I still enjoy playing.
  • A little known Robin Wiliams Story by Perry Marshall

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    A Little Known Robin Williams Story Perry Marshall “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is…
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    Artcards Review

  • Cy Gavin’s Overture by Peter Neofotis

    Peter Neofotis
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    One of the shortcomings of figurative art, across time, is that it fails to convey the true meaning of a moment because of its sheer literalism. This failure is most easily understood in photography, where the photograph supposedly captures a slice of life. The moment captured by the photographer, however,  is not at all like the actual experience of the person captured in the photograph. For starters, we cannot see ourselves with exactitude as the very act of capturing the moment distorts our memory with the photographer’s vantage point. Also,  everything is frozen in time. The exactness…
  • Inside The Red Studio: Joan Snitzer at A.I.R. Gallery

    Lara Saget
    1 Dec 2013 | 2:25 pm
    “The Red Studio,” Joan Snitzer’s wall installation at A.I.R. Gallery inserts the artist’s studio into the gallery space, calling for an investigation of the nature of both private space and exhibition space. The title “The Red Studio” comes from Henri Matisse’s influential painting created over a century ago. Snitzer’s installation moves Matisse’s concept into another dimension, transforming flattened space into a dynamic gridded room. The installation itself is made up of painted canvases and familiar, quotidian objects found in an artist’s studio. The viewer becomes a…
  • Paper Rain parade to launch Art Basel in Hong Kong

    Helen Homan Wu
    23 Jun 2013 | 12:13 am
    Arto Lindsay "untitled" (colored filters) 2013. Image courtesy South China Morning Post They say Hong Kong is a cultural desert, a city that only welcomes commercial high-brow art. Though I don’t completely disagree, that cliche is slowly  disappearing and for a performance curator coming from New York’s vibrant art scene, it is exciting to break through new grounds. I wouldn’t have missed the chance to create a massive public art project– an Art Basel commission, for the launch of its inaugural edition in Hong Kong. When I was asked to produce such an event, it…
  • Kira Nam Greene at Accola Griefen Gallery

    Simone Meltesen
    6 May 2013 | 11:48 am
    Kira Nam Greene’s first solo exhibition at Accola Griefen gallery consists of mixed media paintings, drawings, and collages that combine the seemingly disparate elements of food and patterning to create hyper-real domestic spaces. Working with a wide range of materials, including watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, linocut, modeling clay, stencil, rhinestones, and ink, Greene’s artworks are as much influenced by 17th century Dutch Vanitas painting as by the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s. Greene’s mastery of rendering techniques and utilization of slippery shifts in…
  • Expatriate Recommends Diaspora–April is National Poetry Month

    Gabriella Radujko
    31 Mar 2013 | 8:30 am
    Han Bing and friends, Art Basel, Miami, 2006/photographer unknown I wrote my first poem after participating in poetry as a “good audience member” by attending the performances of  friends who were poets.  I was sharpening my ear for a style of poetry writing I prefer–work written to be performed rather than for the page. In celebration of National Poetry Month for this month’s Artcards Review,  I returned to earlier work which was inspired by interdisciplinary approaches to life, living, and learning–Expatriate Recommends Diaspora and the accompanying…
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  • Warm Up 2015: Week 5 Highlights

    Libby Buck
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    Skepta, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 25, 2015. Photo: Mark Cole The blend of rap, grime, bop, and trap from last Saturday’s acts made for one of the wildest Warm Ups of the season! Joey LaBeija opened with a lively, Latin-infused dance set, Dark0 kicked off the day’s grime vibes, Sicko Mobb got the crowd bopping, rapper Tory Lanez brought more energy to the MoMA PS1 stage than we ever knew was possible, and DJ Slimzee brought out special guest Novelist—a true grime treat. Skepta gave a perfect performance in a pristine all-white outfit, ending with “Shut Down” on a stage filled…
  • A Van Gogh Pilgrimage on the 125th Anniversary of His Death

    Alex Roediger
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    From left: Vincent van Gogh. Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum). c. September 1888. Oil on canvas, 80.7 x 65.3 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum; Café Nuit, Arles. Photo by Alex Roediger July 29, 2015, is the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death. This past spring I fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams by taking a trip to Europe to follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps. As a teenager I checked out every library book about Van Gogh, and eventually read the unabridged three-volume set of letters he wrote to his brother, Theo. With so much time having passed, I was eager to see if…
  • This Week at MoMA: July 27–August 2

    Carolyn Kelly
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    As we bid goodbye to July, it may seem as if everyone else has already packed up and headed to the beach. For those stuck in the city, never fear! MoMA is an oasis in the heart of Midtown. Spend an afternoon with a good book in the Sculpture Garden, meet a friend for a classic film after work, or stay cool in the galleries and finally see the exhibitions you’ve been hearing about. While you’re here don’t miss these programs: Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 15, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art.
  • Breaking Down Barriers: A Continuing Tradition of Access Programs at MoMA

    Francesca Rosenberg
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    A Meet Me at MoMA program for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family members or care partners at The Museum of Modern Art. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Jason Brownrigg The appreciation of art can be a powerful point of human connection. People come to MoMA from all over the world, each with rich, diverse personal experiences. A moment in front of an artwork at MoMA could be the spark for two seemingly different people to share a connection, conversation, and inspiration. Access to these fundamentally enriching experiences is imperative. MoMA’s…
  • Warm Up 2015: Week 4 Highlights

    Libby Buck
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Lotic, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo: Mark Cole Last Saturday’s sold-out Warm Up featured a refreshingly diverse mix of high energy acts. Lotic’s beautifully chaotic club tracks got the crowd dancing early, and didn’t stop until the end of headliner Boys Noize’s set. In between, there was a rare and intimate live set from Lafawndah; happy, warped dance pop from PC Music’s digital maximalists A.G. Cook and Danny L Harle; genius house and techno from Ed Banger Records’ Busy P b2b Boston Bun; and hard-hitting electronic from Boys Noize, complete with a drop of…
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    Design For Mankind

  • Paperwork

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    I am easily overwhelmed. It takes only a perfect trickling of events for me to retreat to the shower for deep breaths and some rosemary shampoo, which is where Ken found me a few days ago – heavy eyes and sudsy hair. It was Saturday morning, and our little trio was home – in the same zip code! – for the entire weekend. Bliss was anticipated, a wide open margin of white space of which to tackle whatever we chose: housework? The zoo? An evening cookout? What are you thinking? he asks – my soapy face is a book – and I had just been thinking that I wanted perfection,…
  • In My Element

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    Well, I think we are offered a great many elements. Just yesterday, a science-y (the technical term, I’m sure) friend was attempting to explain to me the various compounds that exist when we mix atoms from the Periodic Table of Elements. (By the way, if you ever failed to assume how non-scientific I am, you will do well to know I also, just yesterday, learned that the terminology is not, in fact, the Periodical Table of Elements, as in the dimly lit newspaper section of the library. Pity, I think.) I nodded throughout most of his conversation, attempting to disguise the fact that I was…
  • Three

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    Bee is 3. We’ve spent the week in tiny, intermittent celebrations – a slice of cake at one grandmother’s house, a trip to the ice cream shop with another. It has been quiet, with joy. It has been sweet. Yesterday, she ran around with the fly swatter for an hour, challenging herself to exterminate all distractions. Gotcha! Gotcha! Did NOT Gotcha! she had shouted. We have been running to and fro this summer, and we feel the pull. We are being stretched. Soon, the stretch will be wide enough to expand, wide enough to cover another little one. What do you want to eat for your…
  • Good Days

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    While brushing my teeth, a realization arrives so quickly that I spit, fast, wipe the errant toothpaste on my bath towel and tiptoe in my moccasins down the hall to the office, and I write this: I have been evaluating my good days all wrong. Nightly, I write a simple daily recap in my journal. It is a going-on-three-year tradition, a way to spotlight the small and to write down the good. “Fish tacos for dinner. Ken loved it; Bee said, “It’s OK Mom, you tried your best.” Neighborhood walk, grocery run, yoga, work. Reading She Got Up Off The Couch.” I sometimes…
  • Tomorrow

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    She wants a treat when we visit the coffee shop. On pointed toes, eyes stretched atop the counter. “Breakfast bar, please.” I won’t always say yes to a breakfast bar, I say. I know, she says. I do. I always say yes to a breakfast bar. — I am crying, on the floor. I am anxious about a project that isn’t going well, that I fear I’ll never finish, that I’m afraid will turn out terribly, that I’ll be embarrassed when it does. Here, Mom, she says. Take my stuffed frog. And here, this squirrel. And my chickie. Do you feel better? I don’t feel…
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  • Ross Liew | Auckland

    Shea O'Neill
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Ross Liew is an Auckland-based artist, curator, and all round facilitator of creative goodness. We recently caught up to chat about his evolving creative practice and thoughts on the city he very actively makes a home. What have you been up to recently? I’ve being doing a bunch of groundwork to put together my own project, which was originally based around a festival concept but is now changing into something else. This is my first opportunity to plan from scratch, developing a cause and a vision, and articulating values and integrating them into every little detail. I’ve also been…
  • Estela Cuadro | Argentina

    Shea O'Neill
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Estela Cuadro is inspired by her impulses, by irrationality, and the unconscious playfulness of imagination without barriers or worries. More from Estela Cuadro
  • Daniel Mochi | Argentina

    Shea O'Neill
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Daniel Mochi is an Argentinian artist living in Buenos Aires. He finds influence in native arts, the shapes and lines, and concise, simple representations of the natural world. More from Daniel Mochi  
  • Portugal Skate Adventure

    Shea O'Neill
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Bustin are proud to release a new masterpiece pairing two of their favorite pro skateboarders with Spanish filmmaker Perropro exploring one of Europes oldest and most beautiful countries. More from Bustin 
  • Cinzah Merkens | Napier

    Shea O'Neill
    27 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    On a recent road trip through the central north island of New Zealand, I spent a night with artist Cinzah Merkens and his family at their home in Napier. After a morning stroll with the kids to the local farmers market, we found a sunny spot in the backyard to sit and chat about his new home and his thoughts on life and art. What have you been working on this year? I’ve been doing a lot more wall painting. Stepping away from digital illustration and focusing on murals, which are mainly based around storytelling related to the places where they are painted. I’ve painted big walls in New…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Jane Hunter

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Jane Hunter and her lovely textile map art! Bedrock Geology, Rum Jane writes:"Around 5 years ago myself and my partner Sam started to get out walking amongst the hills together, experiencing the landscape up close. This experience sparked a new interest for me; following a map, walking through the glens and up the steep slopes, made me wonder... how was this landscape formed? Sam has previously studied geography & geology and introduced me to geological maps.... the rest is, as they say, history!" Cuillin Contours, detail Slioch Contours, detail…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 27

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for Week 27 ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!July ThemeEphemeraJuly 4 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge:  Using Old Maps, Letters, Tickets & MoreJournal Prompt:  Life...with a history For this journal page, I began by gluing a large sheet of underpaper to my page and painting black Dylusions Acrylic Paint around the underpaper. I created the next layer by adhering Art Pops™ from Roben-Marie Smith’s In the Garden Collection, painted papers, and a manila tag to the…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 25

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for Week 25 ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!June ThemeTravel JournalingJune 20 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge:  Hometown InspirationJournal Prompt:  There is no place like home For this journal page, I began by painting the background with Dylusions Acrylic Paint. I created the next layer by adhering Art Pops™ from Roben-Marie Smith’s In the Garden Collection to the page. I stamped Kristin Peterson's new Dream Thicket Rubber Art Stamps onto a Jet…
  • Friday Favorite: Karina Cutler Lake

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Karina Cutler Lake! She creates both handmade and computer-generated maps! She writes: The exploration of cartography drives much of my work, and I have completed and exhibited a number of maps which serve as a record of personal experience… maps aren’t always limited to geographical location…. Next up? Depends on where I go. In addition to making her own map art, Karina teaches two map art courses: Experience Mapping in the Art Department of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as well as Creative Mapmaking at the…
  • Seth Apter StencilGirl Blog Hop!

    19 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring SEVEN BRAND NEW releases from Seth Apter For this blog hop, StencilGirl Creative Team members are showcasing Seth Apter’s new stencilsAnd Seth Apter and Mary Beth Shaw are hopping along with us!! Yay! You're on the right track if you just arrived from Mary Beth Shaw's blog.If not, no worries! You can just follow the list below and start back at the beginning.If not, no worries! You can just follow the list below and start back at the beginning.I've been having LOTS of…
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    secretly important


    28 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    It was just last June that Ryn Weaver materialized out of the internet ether with the infectious Octahate. Aside from the dozens upon dozens of articles raving about Octahate, her internet presence was next to nothing, if anyone really knew anything about the then 22 year old no one was saying much. It was the kind of phenomena that can only happen because of the internet, this instant sort of fame, even if that fame is fleeting, she certainly had won me over. A few months later her Promises EP was released and we all got our first taste Weaver over an extended play, and as much as I loved…

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    There’s this odd bit of lore surrounding Fidalgo Island in the San Juan’s and it goes something like – if you go to bed on this island you’ll always come back. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what that means and the only person I’ve ever heard talk about this is Anacortes musician Karl Blau, so It’s entirely possible that Karl made it up, either way it speaks volumes to the feeling of being in a town like Anacortes. I’ve never lived anywhere that had any kind of mythology or folklore associated with it, but it is easy to see why Anacortes…

    13 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    Costanoan Bones by Bryan John Appleby Back in 2011 Bryan John Appleby put together what might be one of the most beautiful and important folk albums that has ever serenaded to the Pacific Northwest. Fire on the Vine is an incredible album that flows and wafts like a Fall Seattle morning fog, there is incredible gentility in the album both in Appleby’s vocals and his guitar playing. Occasionally the album will cut its own gentle nature with a biting thunderclap, like on Boys or The Words of the Revelator, but for the most part the album is soft and sweet with a unique place in the…

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    In the fourth episode of Depthsounder Lüük Honey and Hannah Stephens of the band Silm talk about meeting at an Anacortes Pizza restaurant, their residency in Iceland, and what it’s like to play in a band with their romantic partner. And on This Was This One Song, Ian McCutcheon and Kelton Sears of the band Kithkin break down the writing and recording behind the song Sorcerer. Remember to subscribe to our podcast in itunes here, and if you have a moment we’d be grateful if you could rate and review us. Or you can follow us with Libsyn. The post DEPTHSOUNDER EPISODE IV: SiLM appeared…

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    13 A.D. by Havania Whaal There’s no sugar coating this, 13 A.D. from the Portland trio Havania Whaal is an exorcise in misdirection and busted expectations, just when you think you know whats going to happen they flip the entire song on its head, and when you think you know where you are with a song, you’re actually somewhere else. 13 A.D. is a strange and quirky album, it feels as though it was designed to confuse the listener or to lull them into a moment only to have the song erupt right in their face. None of this is unique, indie music is littered with noise-rock, neo-no…
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Lights, Camera, Copyright: What Documentary Filmmakers Need to Know About Fair Use, Part One

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    by courtney.duffySource: Flickr This post is the second installment of #CopyrightwithCourtney, a series from Courtney Duffy on the copyright challenges faced by artists in various disciplines. Courtney, who is Fractured Atlas’ Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, focused on authorship in her first post. Today she begins a three-part post for the series on filmmaking. You’ll find her on Twitter @cduffy90 A few months ago I came across an article called “Picking the Lock: Filmmaking in the Digital Age.” The piece, which comprises a chapter of a book from Public…
  • We’re making a Card Game! And we want you to be a part of it!

    Jason Tseng
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    by Jason TsengI have a confession: I love to play games. I believe that games help us tap into the best part of our selves. Games help us be cooperative, take risks, solve complex problems, and much more. I’m very much in the Jane McGonigal school of thought that games can indeed make a better world. For the past few months, as a part of Fractured Atlas’s Research and Development pipeline, my team and I have been hard at work designing and prototyping a hair-brained project we’re calling #ArtStartUp, a card game that teaches artists entrepreneurial skills. I won’t get…
  • Join us in Queens for Tools for Attracting and Engaging Donors

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    by diannedebicellaJoin Fractured Atlas and the Queens Council on the Arts for a presentation on Tools for Attracting and Engaging Donors from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Monday, July 27th. Join us for a primer on audience and donor development. This session will focus on attracting, engaging, and retaining the people who support your work with their participation and donations. Fractured Atlas staff members will be on hand to explain how better managing patron information and communications can improve your engagement, and what incentives and tools will inspire patronage. With a focus on the…
  • NOW HIRING–Program Associate, Fiscal Sponsorship

    Tim Cynova
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is now hiring a full-time Program Associate. This position will provide administrative support for our Fiscal Sponsorship program. It is an entry-level position that involves a great deal of front-line customer service to the over 47,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance and support. The successful candidate will be incredibly personable, have a cheerful disposition, a sense of humor, possess an incredible amount of patience (particularly as it relates to explaining the same information multiple times), and be able…
  • July Winner of Image of the Month! Submissions open for August!

    Jason Tseng
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Jason TsengCongratulations to Ballet Novità for winning the July Image of the Month contest with over 60 likes on Facebook! Ballet Novità, Dancer: John Cody Whisler. Photo by: VFY Studios The contest was such a success we’re going to making this a monthly thing! Submissions are now open for the August Image of the Month Contest! If you’d like a shot to be featured on our social media pages as the banner image for a whole month, submit your image HERE. For a refresher on how it all works, check out the info below: To choose which image is going to be featured as the image of…
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    30 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Happy Thursday!I have been super busy getting this new piece ready.This was a request.As you can imagine, people always ask why I haven't immortalized "their neighbourhood" in a painting........and I always ask, what is special about your area? What can I paint that would really tell the story of your 'hood? Sometimes it is not an easy answer!But in the case of High Park, it was really a no no brainer!Sit back and lemme tell you a story......High Park opened to the public in 1876 and is about 400 acres of park land right in the middle of the big smoke. It is the LARGEST park in Toronto,…

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Howdee!Yup - I made it through the weekend! It was touch and go for a while!Lemme tell you all about it....My friend and fellow artist Cindy Scaife rented a shipping container for the the ones they use for human trafficking.BUT IT WAS NOT AT ALL LIKE THAT!This shipping container was outside of Scadding Court Community Centre at Dundas and Bathurst.It was kind of part of the Market 707....We decided to call it S.P.O.T. (Summer Pop-up of Toronto):We were thinking we may hashtag ourselves into gettin' some of that sweet sweet PanAm business.......although I am…

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    GOOD WEDNESDAY TO YOU!So, I posted an image of this painting on Facebook a week or so ago....and got a LOT of feedback.....The funny thing is, the painting wasn't finished!!! So let's hope you guys love it MORE now.....Okay so, this is from my "Sign of the Times" series, that seems to be doing quite well.This time I focussed on "The Golden Horseshoe" Ontario......As you can see, it is generally Niagara - Toronto.So I wanted to create a piece all about the sights and landmarks you find in that area!I chose the following landmarks.....1. Toronto: the CN Tower and a TTC Streetcar.2. Mississauga:…

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    HEY HOWDEE!Let's get to it, I went to the Value Village (aka The V.V. Boutique) on Sunday, and found come things that I feel like you may need to have in YOUR life......let's look at the bargains......Sisters........OF MURDER???????Yikes!FAME - the record! On the front you will see ALL the students.........all the faculty is on the back.........oh....except Doris......WAA WAA imagine them in a nice stew - or a red sauce.WHAT?? Too dark?? The new 'Sarah Yoder' doll!(ya..that was my try at an Amish joke)NOW WITH "SEE INTO YOUR SOUL" EYES!This bag of toys…

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here are 5 things I want you to LOVE this week!!!!!1. Canoe at 233 Locke Street South, Hamilton:A great shop on Locke Street in Hamilton! Nope.....this ain't your Grandma's Hammer anymore.....this great shop carries super products that are made from local peoples.......okay...they say it better:Canoe is a lifestyle shop dedicated to offering a curated collection of unique quality goods from local makers and authentic brands for men, women and the home.Our commitment and vision is quite simple. To constantly seek out the very best in unique, small batch, quality and…
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  • DRIVE, fashion photography by Simona Smrckova

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It MODEL: KAROLÍNA KOKEŠOVÁ MUA+HAIR+STYLING: LUCIE KURFURSTOVÁ PEROUTKOVÁ Simona Smrckova: website / behance The post DRIVE, fashion photography by Simona Smrckova appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • “Tiny Road Sign” for tiny city residents, project by CLINIC 212

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “Tiny Road Sign” is a small project of the creative agency CLINIC 212 based in Vilnius, Lithuania. We have created it to show that we are not the only ones living in the city. All those road signs are located in Vilnius. CLINIC 212: website Via: The post “Tiny Road Sign” for tiny city residents, project by CLINIC 212 appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Eyes, photo manipulation by Nevan Doyle

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “I have been creating digital art for about four years. It all began when I discovered a community of artists and editors on Instagram of all things. I was slowly coddled and nurtured as I stumbled around inside the world of design and graphic manipulation. As time went on, I began to accrue a small following and was asked by an old student teacher to do the album design for his debut LP. It was in this moment that I realized the potential of my art. A whole new world opened up. I now pride myself on my diversity and ability to work with a…
  • The Coffee Bean Story by Zombie Studio

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Pin It “From our recent campaign for Delica / Alpha 245 it becomes evident that every object has a story. Akin to the style of 1930s art deco wall sculptures Zombie Studio masterfully crafted the inside of the coffee bean with scenes showing the whole process of sourcing the humble bean from its origin.   Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Thanks to all involved for the great work!” Digital Art: Zombie Studio Agency: Alpha 245 Creative Director: Patrick Beeli Art Director: Katia Le Bescont Art Buyer: Suzana Kovacevic Client: Delica AG Production: Photoby…
  • MLS Double Exposures, photography by Tim Tadder

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Earlier this year we were assigned to shoot 15 stars from the Major League Soccer league as part of a Capri Sun sponsorship. We were given 15 minutes to shoot action, portraits and players interacting with product. A lot to do in a short amount of time. I knew if I had even one minute with each player at the end of that blitz, I would want to create these double exposure images. Inspired by the many uses of the double exposure technique appearing everywhere from True Detective to portfolios all over, I decided to put my sport centric twist on…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Port tasting: can anything beat the classic food pairings?

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    In the 19th century gents were always stopping at inns for a pint of port wine and a chop. By the 20th century the delicious product of the Portugese Douro had been relegated to a treat at the end of the meal. Today matters are even worse. After all, it’s hard to call for a postprandial glass of port when you’ve just eaten supper on your knees watching Big Brother. It’s even harder to force your female relatives to retire from the sitting room whilst you enjoy it. This decline in traditional port drinking is of course of most worry to the port producers. They want to sell…
  • Death of a Gentleman – convoluted documentary investigates cricket

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Cricket is one of civilisation’s greatest achievements yet to see a documentary about cricket on the big screen is unusual. Death of a Gentleman is very welcome; at last you can go to the cinema and watch a film about cricket. By cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, who make themselves the stars of the piece Nick Broomfield-style, the aim and style of the documentary changes over the course of the film. At the start it follows debutant Australian cricketer Ed Cowan as he plays his first Test Match for his country, filmed with a light hearted viral-video approach. It is…
  • Easily buy theatre tickets on your phone with @TodaytixUK app

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday I went to see Miss Saigon. Nothing unusual there you might think, except that I booked the tickets on my phone using a new app called TodayTix. Very easy to use, it even sends you a reminder a few hours before the show with a map of how to reach the theatre. With the Prince Edward on Old Compton Street that’s not really necessary, but with other theatres it would be very useful. You can download the app from the app store for Apple or from Google Play for Android. The first time you use it you have to sign up with your details, but after that booking tickets is a simple case…
  • Miss Saigon – musical theatre on an epic scale

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    Miss Saigon is an old-style epic theatrical experience based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly. The story is slight but the staging is lavish, with huge complicated sets rotating and manoeuvring  to make scenes from Saigon, Atlanta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh. Whoops, in an Istanbul-is-Constantinople type way, Ho Chi Minh is Saigon. A helicopter lands on stage at one point with remarkable verisimilitude, including carefully synchronised buffeting of the audience’s hair from fans to increase the sense of the rotors flying overhead. Unfortunately this impressive effect is lessened when…
  • Preview: Guernsey International Food Festival @GuernseyFood

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    With less than two months to go until the first Guernsey International Food Festival, bookings have opened for the various events. The festival, which will take place all over the island from 18th-27th September, will showcase Guernsey’s delicious local produce and unique dishes with special dinners, tours and interactive events. As well as cook offs and live cooking demonstrations, there will be a talk from star guest Prue Leith, foraging workshops, themed gastro events and the first dedicated Guernsey Beer & Cider Festival. Top events include: Prue Leith – My Life on a Plate…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Week of Contrasts at Tanglewood: Two Orchestras, Two Pianists

    Larry Wallach
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    The week from Sunday July 5 to Friday July 10 at Tanglewood afforded the opportunity to compare one of the world’s great orchestras (the BSO), most of whose members have honed their style and sense of ensemble over many years, to an ad hoc group of very talented young pre- or new-professional players who have been cobbled together into an orchestra in a few days. Regular readers know my inclination toward such ensembles; I seek out the TMC... 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 112: Remembering Gunther; Tanglewood Forever

    Keith Kibler
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Gunther Schuller was the toughest mentor I ever had. He expected professionalism from day one—no introductory foolishness. Gunther challenged us, particularly at New England Conservatory, to do things we thought we were incapable of. What other conservatory would put on performances of Wozzeck and Gurrelieder within a few months of each other? The post A Singer’s Notes 112: Remembering Gunther; Tanglewood Forever 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.
  • FINITE INFINITY: a sculpture and light installation by Richard Harrington featuring sound performances by Forrest Larson, Phil Van Ouse

    Richard Harrington
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    To begin with, the word infinity needn’t be capitalized as I’ve done here. Infinity is everywhere―which is the key to understanding what this show is about. In the 1980’s Douglas Hostaedtler in Goedel, Escher, Bach, devoted an entire chapter to why infinity ought not be capitalized, that may be why we decided to name the show finite infinity. The post FINITE INFINITY: a sculpture and light installation by Richard Harrington featuring sound... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Joanna Gabler, Our River, an exhibition of digital “Transcapes,” devoted to the Hoosic River and its tributary, Broad Brook

    Michael Miller
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    North Adams owed its development into a small but important industrial city to its abundant water supply, above all, the Hoosic River. Often this reliable source of power and drainage for its factories overflowed its boundaries and flooded neighborhoods of the city with its water, which eventually became toxic from the wastes of the textile and dyeing factories. In the 1950s the US Corps of Engineers constructed concrete flood control chutes... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Sex, Love, and Marriage come to Williamstown: Legacy, Off the Main Road, and Kinship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Michael Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Like other arts institutions in the Berkshires the Williamstown Theatre Festival has had its share of ups and downs with what has been looking increasingly like a revolving door for artistic directors. The late Roger Rees, who created some especially intriguing programming, only lasted three years, Nicholas Martin, beset by illness, only two, and Jenny Gersten three. Most recently the programming seemed to be losing its luster. I for one began... 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

  • Making Child’s Play of Homer (Michael Miller)
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    The work progressed from heroic numbers like “Sing to me of Odysseus,” to the blunter plaint, “Face it, he’s never coming home!” Engaging young audiences has become essential for classical music to survive in a world where digital immersion of immediacy of effect raises the aesthetic threshold. The post Making Child’s Play of Homer appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Judith & Vinegar Tom, a Double Bill by PTC/NYC (Potomac Theater Project); through August 9 (Michael Miller)
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Judith: A Parting from the Body by Howard Barker, is based loosely on the Biblical tale of this woman's heroism as depicted by artists through the ages including Artemesia Gentileschi, Botticelli, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Gustav Klimt. In Barker's rendition, Judith, played by Pamela J. Gray, comes to the tent of Holofernes, wiry Alex Draper, accompanied by The Servant, brought to life by the excellent Patricia Buckley and garbed somewhat like a modern Orthodox Jewish woman in black hat and pearls. In this version, the fatal encounter is a complex duel of seduction and deception that…
  • The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra at Davies Hall gets ready for its European tour (Michael Miller)
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I had the good fortune of catching the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra by the tail last month, just as they set out on their tenth European tour. The orchestra has been wowing audiences at the Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw and the Mariinski ever since 1986. I suspect they will make a similar impact this time, under the baton of Donato Cabrera, who also stewards the Las Vegas Philharmonic and California Symphony these days. The post The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra at Davies Hall gets ready for its European tour appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, talks to Michael Miller (Michael Miller)
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Just yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire, the highly acclaimed period orchestra based in Cleveland, where she founded it twenty-three years ago. Today, rather like the venerable Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire tours extensively in North America and Europe, bringing Ms. Sorrell’s warm, expressive vision of Baroque playing to both seasoned and neophyte audiences. Tomorrow, July 2, she will lead them at Tanglewood in a program called “Bach’s Coffee House,” referring to the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig, where first Georg…
  • Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Michael Miller)
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    It is always a pleasure to be in the Cape Ann harbor town of Rockport and to attend musical events in the beautiful Shalin Liu recital hall with its glass wall looking out to sea. The June 26th concert provided a striking contrast in styles of Baroque era music, with works of Bach and Handel, respectively, in the two parts of the program. The listener was invited into an emotional journey from darkness to light. The post Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival appeared first on New York Arts.
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    Blanton Blog

  • Hitting the Road to Find Impressionism in Texas (But Not Texas Impressionism)

    Blanton Museum
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    One Friday in February, I set out on a five-hour drive from Austin through the Piney Woods of far East Texas to a small, nearly forgotten town called San Augustine. I was headed there on a mission (though unrelated to … Continue reading →
  • Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary through an Audio Guide

    Blanton Museum
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    A new rotation of miraculous paintings have gone on view at the Blanton as the second installment of the long-running exhibition, Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America. Originating from colonial-era South America and selected from the collection … Continue reading →
  • Behind the Blanton: Cory Conner, Chief of Security

    Blanton Museum
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    In order to avoid a dramatic art heist here at the Blanton, we have recently hired a new Chief of Security, Cory Conner. In our latest installment of Behind the Blanton, a series where we profile different Blanton staff members, … Continue reading →
  • Not Your Average Princess: Humanity and Complexity in Natalie Frank’s depictions of The Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Blanton Museum
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    On December 21, 1937, Walt Disney studios released their first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The movie, based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, grossed nearly $8 million during its initial release (just over $132 … Continue reading →
  • Enabling comments for an exhibition: Witness Voices

    Koven J. Smith
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    One of my primary roles as the Director of Digital Adaptation here at the Blanton Museum of Art is determining exactly what the Blanton’s online “products” should be. Aside from simply making sure that visitors know how to get to … Continue reading →
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  • An open letter to my literary friends

    Derek Murphy
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Yesterday I went for sushi with a friend of mine who’s clever and tongue-in-cheek witty. She loves Haruki Murakami and has dark humor. Today I read a blog post from another friend – a simple scene about relationship conflict (who’s going to pay the bill) but written in a fun, engaging style. I don’t doubt that both are better writers than I am. Which is why I keep telling them to write books. Short books. Erotica. Romance. Anything. Because the people writing books, and the people making money writing books, are not the world’s best writers. Ok, some of them are…
  • How to use ThunderClap to explode your social media reach during your book launch

    Derek Murphy
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    During your book launch, you want to be everywhere; you want everybody to share and retweet your message, but it’s hard to get all of the scheduling worked out, and then you have to remind and nag people. That’s why some of my successful non-fiction writing friends, with large platforms and friends with big platforms, use ThunderClap. I’ll admit I didn’t “get it” at first and was reluctant to help promote someone else’s book, but I’ve seen the merits and am going to test it out for the launch of my first novel. Basically, ThunderClap allows you…
  • Why you should never submit your self-published book to book fairs

    Derek Murphy
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    Today I received this email: Sorry to intrude, I know you are very busy, but you are the best person to ask. I have recently placed my first book on  MERLIN 2035. Recently a Chinese book fair sent an email. No one has bought my book so far. Would it be worth $245 USD to submit my book to the Chinese global book sellers show? Thank you for your time, Lee H. Andersen After checking out the book’s amazon page, this was my answer: Nope – spend the money on a better book cover and book formatting (your ebook looks like it’s all in bold, and not well done). The book…
  • How to Write and Publish a Non-fiction Book This Week

    Derek Murphy
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I met a lot of people this week with excellent book ideas, they’d been sitting on for a year or more. I told them to get it done, so they can use it to build their platforms and traffic. And that they should finish this week. It’s much easier than you think, doesn’t have to take much time and effort, and can do great things for your business. Why do it? • Makes you a trustworthy expert • Increases value of all your services/products • Gives you credibility • Great lead-gen for reaching new clients/customers • Builds a deeper relationship with readers than most…
  • A Crash Course in Book Marketing

    Derek Murphy
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    I made this for an event recently, it was a handout – decided to post it here in case it’s helpful… #1 Write a book people want to read. #2 Connect with influencers or other authors in your genre/topic. Review their books. Share their stuff. Comment on their posts. Get noticed. #3 Set up a website that catches emails. Run a rafflecopter or giveaway with something only your ideal readers would love; promote on Facebook. Also do guest posting/blogging. Grow your list quickly. #4 Make a prequel or standalone short that you can give away. Give it away on your website; also…
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    The Art of Autism

  • So – reflections on being #aspie as a self-employed artist

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    By James W. Cook So I get forgetful and sometimes easily distracted, and there are the things I have no control over. Considering being Asperger-autistic and prone to complex partial seizures, I probably by rights shouldn’t even be operating a business. I do skip beats sometimes and I see it later in my own entrepreneurial performance. But I live like that in defiance; I’m not willing to let my “limitations” be limitations. What else will I do at this time and stage in my life? In 2012 I lost my last job. I was 51 at the time and I thought… Well I made it this far but I’m again…
  • 2016 Art of Autism calendar: beautiful art important dates

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    This year the Art of Autism collaborated with Grant Manier of Grant’s Eco-Art to create a beautiful art calendar for 2016. It’s available for preorder now at a special price of only $12. We were so impressed with the incredible artists who submitted their creations. Talent abounds in the autistic community! The choice of which art to include was difficult. Thank you to artists Temple Grandin, Grant Manier, Harrison Heinks, Pamela Williamson, Kevin Hosseini, Brandon Drucker, J.A. Tan, Andrew Novis, Debbie Denenburg, Terah Kuykendall, and Mikey Allcock. The Limited Edition 2016 Art…
  • 5 things my autistic brother taught me – without even trying

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Stop wasting energy on things you have no control over, it literally is the biggest brain drain out there. By Natalie Breen Someone recently asked how my life would differ had I not had a brother with a disability. I can tell you honesty, undoubtedly, genuinely – it would be way less exciting, less interesting, and unfulfilling. Pat has taught me countless things over the past twenty years by just being Pat and here are my top five: 1. If you can’t handle the truth, don’t ask. One of the most unique things about Pat is his innocence and innate honesty. He means no harm, but has no…
  • All Autism wedding will make history in San Diego

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    “This event blows the myths about relationships and intimacy regarding people on the autism spectrum out of the water, ” Dr. Stephen Mark Shore, Global Autism Ambassador By Debra Muzikar On September 26, 2015, Anita Lesko and Abraham Nielsen will make history by being wedded at the Love and Autism Conference in San Diego. Both Anita and Abraham are on the autism spectrum. They met at an Asperger’s support group meeting in 2013. After being friends for a year, they decided to date. Anita like many people with Asperger’s always knew she was different and never fit in but…
  • Ten years later: the filming of Normal People Scare Me Too

    19 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    by Debra Muzikar It’s 2002. Keri Bowers is raising her 14-year old autistic son, Taylor, in Thousand Oaks, a suburban community in Southern California. She recently quit her job as a paralegal and started the non-profit Pause4Kids which focuses on creative therapies and social skills for children on the autism spectrum. “I didn’t know what to do with Taylor. I was a single mom. He was 14 and in the throes of puberty. I couldn’t keep doing this. I called an emergency IEP. The School District brought in their attorneys. They knew I was a paralegal and they knew I was…
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  • Parts of a Whole

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Minnesota Center for Book Arts Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community August 14 – October 25, 2015 Opening reception Friday, August 14, 6-9pm Two new books will be in the show. Inside Wanderlust:Red Ties The post Parts of a Whole appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Desert Dirt.

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    Dirt?  Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and the Environment. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA August 6 – December 4, 2015 Opening Reception and Lecture with Curator Lucia Harrison: September 10, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Collins Memorial Library. My book Desert Dirt will be on the view. The post Desert Dirt. appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Papermaking with plants in Latvia.

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I found out about the papermaking studio Ilze Dilane set up in Riga in one of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) articles. Finally, someone in Latvia, making paper and sharing it. We got in touch over email this spring. This summer, I met Ilze and spent a day with her making paper at the Pardaugavas Art and Music School in Riga. I have been experimenting with cattails and nettles this summer, gathering and cooking fiber. We fired up a very nice beater and combined America and European cotton half stuff and added cooked cattails and nettles. I was…
  • Handmade Paper in 3D.

    13 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I took Handmade Paper in 3D course with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts this May as a treat for myself. Treat for staying sane and finishing first year teaching with the baby. Taking her to work with us, staying up nights to finish projects, all that was fun. And, at 16 months, we are still breastfeeding, so it is possible, no matter what anyone says. My parents have this china set that I loved as a kid. It is so thin, every time I drank from it I was afraid to touch it with my teeth not to break it. I decided to cast the cups and plates in cotton pulp. I…
  • Nomadic Summer 2015.

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Nomadic Summer 2015 started off by flying to the Twin Cities for a stay with grandparents. First flight for someone, we got invited to the cockpit, took a photo with the captain and got our wings pin. It was not too bad, even fun. I took a Handmade Paper in 3D with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts while the little one took apart my parents’ kitchen and discovered green grass of the Midwest. After the New Mexico desert, the green almost hurts your eyes for a few days. After three weeks of being nice in Minnesota, we flew to Latvia, to see the other…
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  • How to Help a Teen with Asperger’s Syndrome Manage Stress

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Via Flickr – by DenisVahrushevWhen I entered high school, I was overwhelmed with stress. Suddenly, I was surrounded by tons of kids that I didn’t know. I had to navigate a completely new environment. And all while trying to get good grades in some of the most difficult classes I had ever taken. I would come home from school frustrated and angry. When I started asking my mom if I could stay home “sick” from school, she knew it was time to take action. So, one Friday when I came home from school, she had me get in her car and told me we were going to do something fun. We ended up going…
  • The Shame of Art Vandalism in Rome

    2 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    Rome is a city of great history, art and culture and any visit to Rome is synonymous with visiting its stunning attractions, museums and monuments to witness great masterpieces like The Last Judgement at the Sistine Chapel, Bernini’s Alter at St Peter’s Basilica and the She Wolf at the Capitoline Museums.  Rome’s edifying heritage has been, and must continue to be, preserved for centuries, so that the legacy will live on.Despite this, there are some who would wish otherwise and instead vandalise and deface these historic sites rather than appreciate them. Did you know the world Vandal…
  • Spotlight on Emerging Artist Ellen Van Treuren - Painter

    31 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Ellen Van Treuren Fort Worth, Texas; United States Mediums: I most enjoy working in oil on canvas. I would like to learn to watercolor as well. Style: My style of painting can be described as loose realism. While I’m working, I choose to make certain aspects detailed, while other parts are very loose. I tend to be more detailed with my portraiture and less detailed with landscapes and plein air painting. Favorite Quote: One quote I really like is by Edgar Degas: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” This helps me to remember that I can use my artistic license to make…
  • Lyndsey Fryman - Experiencing Innocence - The World Unseen

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    Lyndsey Fryman Visual Artist, Ceramic Figurative Sculptor Paris, Kentucky, USA Mediums: Clay, Ceramic Materials, Paints and Stains. Style: Contemporary Figurative Ceramics Favorite Quotes: “It’s not a sprint, It’s a Marathon.”     “Doesn’t matter what you’ve read or think you know, nothing compares to getting your hands thick in it.” Favorite Books: Grimm’s Tales As a mother of two boys, one who has autism, my artistic process is inspired by children, animals and rural culture.  Children challenge me to see through a new perspective, one that leaves behind the…
  • Oil Paintings and Portraiture by Emerging Artist Keith Teo

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

  • Meet Surreal Photographer & Filmmaker Achraf Baznani

    Fred McCoy
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Surrealism, by definition, seeks in both art and literature to harness and utilize the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. Perhaps one of the most common, yet often poorly executed examples of this is taking full size humans and placing them in tiny settings. The final result of this type of artwork is usually a heavy handed critique of the smallness of man or a trite exploration of small things that we overlook in our day to day. With this bias in mind, I found myself pleasantly surprised by the work of talented, Moroccan artist…
  • Meet Exquisite Illustrator & Ballerina, Sarah Hartman

    Fred McCoy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Have you ever met that super creative person that is really good at almost everything and a nice person as well? Don’t you just hate love that person? Well, today I’m happy to introduce you to someone just like that. Please meet the very talented illustrator, dancer, photographer, painter, video artist, and writer Sarah Hartman. Hartmann is the modern renaissance woman with a command over almost every modern art medium; her artwork is a s beautiful as her dance and I’m happy to share her thoughts on her process, her life, and advice for fellow artists. Hi Sarah! We always…
  • An Interview with Russian Illustrator Varya Kolesnikova / Варя Колесникова

    Fred McCoy
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Today, we were fortunate enough to catch up with a CF favourite, Russian artist Varya Kolesnikova. She was kind enough to grant us an interview about her fantastic children’s illustrations and paintings. Take a look below to learn more about her history, artwork, and process. You’ll even learn a thing or two about the artists that inspire her! First, tell us a little about yourself. Where you’re from, where (and what) you studied, and what you do for a living. I was born in a small suburb in Russia. Then my parents moved to the city. I lived there until I go to St.
  • NOÉMO Debut Music Video / Bal-jobb

    Fred McCoy
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is something to be said for music video’s that just make you want to kick back, put your feet up, relax, and just let the sweet audio waves and visuals sink into your skin. The debut music video for the Hungarian band Noémo is the best thing to watch on a cool summer day with an iced tea in hand. The soothing audio riffs mixed with the leisurely pace of the motion graphics (and the characters) make you want to snap your fingers and bob your head to the beat. The video was produced by Play Dead, a creative studio founded in 2008 in Budapest. I have to say, this is my first encounter…
  • The Psychedelic Paintings of Stuart Griggs

    Fred McCoy
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    “I am an artist of the imaginable. I work with interior narrative, symbol and intention as a way to visually portray the numinous.” This is a very fitting artistic platitude when you get a good look at the psychedelic paintings of visionary artist Stuart Griggs. Griggs is perhaps the best representation of the transcendental artist in both his vision and his execution of work. His portfolio largely consists of what I can only describe as a collage collision of religion, drugs, paint, and culture. Griggs, however, has a better explanation behind the motifs that pop up in his work:…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • In Living Colour

    Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Artist Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort talks to Mohammed AlKouh about his romantic and ethereal hand-coloured photographs of the quotidian in Kuwait
  • Shakin’ All Over

    Dina Lobo
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Dina Lobo looks at the lost art of raqs sharqi and the legacy of one of its foremost exponents lauded by Edward Said, the Egyptian dancer Tahia Carioca
  • Bright Mice, Big City

    Sahar Allamezade
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    Sahar Allamezade examines the evolution of a beloved Iranian children's television programme from the 80s to the present and the sociocultural implications of the changes along the way
  • Like a Rolling Stone

    Mina Khanlarzadeh
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Mina Khanlarzadeh looks at the tasnif genre and how Iran's Velshodegan have been shaking things up in the realm of classical Iranian music
  • Facing History

    Joan Hua
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    Joan Hua examines the oeuvre of Shirin Neshat and her ongoing retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum marking the end of a chapter in her artistic career
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Discontent and Synthesis in Creative Process

    Ariel Snapp
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Yesterday, I attended a very intensive leadership and strategy meeting at my work. Being a creative and entrepreneurial person, I was inspired and intrigued by many of the topics about the way the industry was headed. At a certain point in the day though, I began to feel discontent, uneasy, frustrated even. I tried to trace where this was coming from but could not put my finger on it. I assumed it was a certain interaction or something said. It was a great session, so why I felt overwhelmed was confusing me. In general, I could hardly go to sleep and was very frustrated in the evening. Again,…
  • Building Empathy with Employees

    Ariel Snapp
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    In order to cause real customer centered change in an organization, the employees have to have an emotional relationship with bettering the needs of their customers. They have to be emotionally attached to the cause. They gain that empathy from real interpersonal relationships with customers. If they work a back office job that does not interact with customers, it is harder for them to form that emotional connection to the needs of the customers. The more remote and random their job seems, the more they detach from how their work directly feeds and ties into the purpose of the company –…
  • How Comcast Business Class is Holding Me Hostage

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Here is today’s Hero and Villan story. It is between a Customer Experience (CX) Laggard and a local CX Leader in my hometown. Let’s cut to the chase: Comcast Business Class says I have to pay: $2000 if I want to cancel my internet service provider contract so that I can choose another provider that is faster and has great Customer Care. That is unreasonable and was never articulated in my agreement with them. Comcast: It is time to play fair. $200 I could understand, but $2,000? That is holding me hostage and its bad business. I am a customer experience professional. So it was…
  • Fragile Life

    Ariel Snapp
    4 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    The last few weeks have been very humbling for me with illness during my vacation and getting a corneal ulcer while attending a UX conference in San Francisco. The very thought of losing my vision was devastating to me. If I had not treated my eye right away, I would have potentially lost my sight in my left eye. Fortunately, I am on the mend. I will, slowly, regain my vision. Any impatience I feel will have to wait because it takes time to heal. My life moves really fast, and I am often confronted with the reminder to slow down. While we may think we are invincible, we are actually very…
  • The Truth About Leadership

    Ariel Snapp
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I have noticed that some people expect that their leaders have things all figured out. The truth is they don’t. A quality of a great leader is that they are willing to try, to fail, to step forward into unknown territory, to make decisions. Really tough decisions. None of this means we have things all figured out. True leadership does not mean you are not human. Just like the people that I lead on my team, I get broken down, beat up and bruised, just like everyone else does. How I handle it and respond is the only thing that I have going for me as a leader. And sometimes I mess up.
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    Designer's Depot

  • Cool Picks: Fire Emblem Awakening Knights of Iris Art Book

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    This book is definitely for all the Fire Emblem Awakening fans out there. This book is a softcover and is a Japanese Import which features official character profiles and illustrations, design sketches for all units, enemies, armors and weapons. It also include story boards and in game illustrations. If you’re a fan of the characters, or just someone who appreciates game character designs, then you won’t regret buying this book just remember most of the text are in Japanese. The Fire Emblem Awakening Knights of Iris Art Book is available on Amazon with a price of US $43.00 . Visit…
  • The Art of Rlon Wang

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Rlon Wang is a designer and an illustration artist from Shenzhen China. Wang usually creates intricately detailed illustrations of animals in bright and vivid colors. Below are just a few of the artist’s works: The Art of Rlon Wang visit Wang’s site here: Rlon Wang’s page © 2015 Rlon Wang All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Shirt designs for the week 070715

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    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. CTHUL-AID Design by BeastPop $25 Prehistoric Design by Alex Solis $25 Enjoy the Violence Design by Mdk7 $25 WAKE Design by Phil Jones $39 Le Beer (Elixir of Life) Design by Enkel Dika $25 Make a Smile Design by R.Gegen Noviara $25 Concrete Jungle Design by flintsky89 $25 Astronomical Design by Wayne…
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  • reasons to be happy

    laura redburn
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    sometimes you need a little reminding of the little (or big) things that make you happy. and sometimes just looking at those things written down can make you feel better too, because you’re thinking in a more positive way.i’m a pessimist at heart, and i suffer from depression, but even just thinking about things that make me feel good will make me feel better, even if i can’t be doing them  at the time. kind of like the good sort of nostalgia that isn’t full of longing and impossibilities.instead of just writing a list i thought i’d make something a little more…
  • what i wore – heart print dress

    laura redburn
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    dress // next via charity shopi’m kind of having a ‘moment’ with heart prints/patterns lately. i don’t know where it’s come from, but i’m just finding myself drawn to them. particularly cute ditsy ones like this. i mean, a ditsy pattern, on a navy tea dress? how could i not. and it has a collar so i can wear a sweater over it in the cooler months. also, not often i find something button fronted that doesn’t produce that horrible gap in the bust, but still fits nicely as well. so yeah, i guess you could say i really like this dress!ps. please ignore…
  • snapshots of my week – 24th july

    laura redburn
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    this was one of those weeks where i had lots of plans, and lots to do of course i was ill for the first half of it! just a stomach bug, which luckily passed quite quickly. so, i didn’t really take any photos, and didn’t get much video (as i had planned to anyway) so, another short and sweet post! hopefully next week will be busier and go more to was your week?
  • cancer illustration for myself magazine

    laura redburn
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    my cancer horoscope collage for magazine. i felt a bit stuck with this one at first, but with a bit of moving things around, i think it came together well. still think gemini is my favourite so far though! next month is leo. if you’ve not seen it, check out my collage for taurus, too. i think when i’ve finished them all, and they’re all out i’ll compile them together. will be interesting to see the connection between them all!if you like what you see, i am available for commissions. get in touch and let’s work together!
  • book review – vera: the art & life of an icon

    laura redburn
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    i’ve wanted vera: the art & life of an icon since it came out in 2010 and finally bought it some time last year. totally worth the wait. the quality of this book inside and out is fantastic, not to mention the imagery within. the book itself is hardcover, with 208 good quality pages. full of illustrations, photographs and text about vera and her work.there’s a quote on the back cover from vera herself that really resonates with me: ‘color sings to me. color is such a marvelous way of expressing emotion. we have so many problems in this world; color just brings a little…
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    Park West Gallery

  • Andrew Bone speaks out about the death of Cecil the lion

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    “Prime Time” (2014), Andrew Bone The tragic death of Cecil the lion has reinforced the message Park West artist Andrew Bone conveys through his wildlife paintings: Respect and conserve these beautiful animals. Bone was one of the many who was devastated to learn of the illegal hunt that led to the death of Cecil, a 13-year-old black mane lion living in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Bone is a native of Zimbabwe who was introduced to Africa’s animals while fighting in the Rhodesian War and working as a guide for visitors to the Zambezi Valley. His study and photography of…
  • The astronomical work of Dominic Pangborn

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    “Space” (2014), Dominic Pangborn Few things can match the wonder and majesty of staring into the night sky, but Dominic Pangborn has captured that wonder in his evolutionary style with astronomical artwork. Most of Pangborn’s cosmic artwork are abstract representations of space, planets and other celestial bodies. Pangborn says he wakes early in the morning and goes on walks, and it is usually dark enough that the only object in the sky is the moon. On these mornings he finds himself sitting by the water and looking up. “I ponder about what is out there,” he says. “It led…
  • Park West artists aboard Ruby Princess raise $12,000 for seafarers

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Ruby Princess. Photo courtesy of While aboard the Ruby Princess, Park West artists and auctioneers raised their brushes to help raise funds for seafarers and their families. Princess Cruises joined the International Maritime Organization in taking part in celebrating the fifth annual Day of the Seafarer. The campaign brings awareness to and thanks the 1.5 million maritime workers around the world. The day is observed every June 25. Princess Cruises raises money for charity through the auction of nautical charts, which are collector’s items that detail the routes of the…
  • View Dominic Pangborn’s evolutionary art at “Detroit’s Finest”

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Detroit Skyline” (2015) by Dominic Pangborn Detroit artist Dominic Pangborn is opening the archives for his first solo exhibition at Park West Gallery. Park West Gallery will host the third of its “Detroit’s Finest” series July 26 to August 16 at its Southfield, Michigan location. The public is invited to meet Pangborn at an opening reception on July 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first show at Park West Gallery focused on Pangborn. Through this free exhibition, art lovers will be able to view and collect Pangborn artwork not featured in other venues. “I like to…
  • “Detroit’s Finest” in C&G Newspapers

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Park West Gallery and its “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition series was recently featured in C&G Newspapers. The article describes the three-part series, which features Detroit artists Marcus Glenn, Tim Yanke and Dominic Pangborn, as celebrating “the rich history, diverse culture and vast artistic landscape of Detroit.” From the article: According to gallery director David Gorman, the exhibition, “Detroit’s Finest,” is meant to showcase the spirit of Detroit through art. “It’s a real happening time for Detroit and the arts, and that’s what really…
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    The Creative Matter of Natalie Kuehn

  • A Glimpse of New York

    Natalie Kuehn
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    It’s been a long and eventful year (and some) in New York; time disappears before you know it here. I’ve learned a lot from living in this populous townmore than is easy to put into words. We’ve found a neighborhood where we belong, made and lost friends, Murphy dog has adjusted pretty well for a country dog, I’ve designed a lot, painted a little, and still found time to enjoy my surroundingsin and outside of The City. A small handful of photos doesn’t begin to tell the story, but here’s a glimpse anyway.   #july4th #hudsonrivervalley #coldspring…
  • To Gasparilla & Beyond

    Natalie Kuehn
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:38 pm
    There is a pace to life and even when you’d like to slow down, it keeps beating on. These last six months I feel like I’ve been able to cheat time, if only just a little. I’ve been able to create a bit despite a full schedule. And it’s been oh so rewarding. This winter, I spent over a month developing a gramophone painting for a contest call with the determination that it had to win. Thankfully, my time paid off and my work was selected to be the commemorative artwork for the Gasparilla Music Festival poster. The original oil painting was auctioned off during a reveal…
  • Drawings in Progress

    Natalie Kuehn
    3 Nov 2013 | 9:20 am
    The post Drawings in Progress appeared first on The Creative Matter of Natalie Kuehn.
  • A Dynamic Duo on a Mission

    Natalie Kuehn
    26 Oct 2013 | 11:13 am
    Going to an event where your artwork is being displayed is nice, but going to an event where your artwork is being displayed and your boyfriend is performing an emotive monologue is even better. Ever since I moved to Tampa over a year ago, I’ve been deeply affected by the number of people stuck on the street. They seem to be everywhere. You go downtown, and the park is full of bearded men napping on the benches with garbage bag pillows full of everything they have in this world. You walk through Ybor and a shoeless man just sits, head hung low, holding out a cup for anyone who notices…
  • ART AT BAY Featured Artist

    Natalie Kuehn
    17 Oct 2013 | 7:03 pm
    Thought I’d share some good news. ART AT BAY, a great Tampa blog on Contemporary Art, recently wrote a short, sweet, and powerful feature about about me and my paintings. The writer, Danny Olda, not only runs the art blog, but also writes for Hi-Fructose, which just so happens to be my art magazine of choice. You can read the article here.Thanks for the support! The post ART AT BAY Featured Artist appeared first on The Creative Matter of Natalie Kuehn.
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    Filthy Dreams

  • You Have to Try the Shrimp!: Anthony Iacono’s Solo Show at PPOW Gallery

    Osman Can Yerebakan
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Anthony Iacono, Fishtank Heels 2015 (all images by author) “My films exist only to remind audiences the absolute certainty that they do not live in the best of all possible worlds,” once said Luis Buñuel, whose exuberant lens bore some of the most buoyant and triggering representations of 20th century. Anthony Iacono’s Crudités at Sunset, on view at PPOW Gallery through August 7th, imbues sweet guilt of the most lascivious desires throughout humid drenched streets of West Chelsea, reassuring us that there could be more to life than loans and taxes. Collage–the least…
  • Hellhound On My Trail: The Intergenerational Blues Of James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas and Cy Gavin

    Emily Colucci
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Cy Gavin, Spittal Pond, Bermuda, 2015acrylic, oil, chalk, staples on canvas , 58 x 72 inches (courtesy of the artist and Sargent’s Daughters, New York) “I got to keep movin’, I’ve got to keep movin’ Blues fallin’ down like hail, blues fallin’ down like hail” –Robert Johnson “Hellhound On My Trail” As the end of the summer gallery season quickly approaches and temperatures reach their boiling point, the blues, as Robert Johnson (or was it the devil?) croons, is falling down like hail. Perhaps completely unbeknownst to their…
  • You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

    Emily Colucci
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Joseph Modica, “A NIGHT AT DANCETERIA (Ethyl Eichelberger, Keith Haring, Cookie Mueller & John Sex), Danceteria, NYC 1984 “   Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow filth fanatics! It’s about the right time to announce what your co-founder Emily Colucci and intrepid contributor Osman Yerebakan have been working hard on since December 2013. As you know, Filthy Dreams was originally conceptualized as a sleazy bar before we lowered our expectations and started a blog. Well, we’re getting one step closer to that bar now–moving from a blog…
  • Mama Does The Furry Convention…Well, From A Bar Across The Street

    12 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    Furries welcome you to Anthrocon 2015 (all photos by author) Filthy Dreams Editor’s Note: From yiffing to erotic Furry illustrations (warning–don’t Google) to men in suits with tails attached wandering through Downtown Pittsburgh, Anthrocon is a yearly dose of be-furred hilarity in a city that already tends toward the surreal. Unfortunately stuck in New York and missing this year’s annual gawking at the Furries, I asked my ever-ready and easily excitable mother to cover the event for Filthy Dreams to see just how far tolerance can go. What is our limit? We want to be…
  • 5 Films/Videos To Help You Find Your Inner Patriot This 4th of July

    Emily Colucci
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Little Edie dances like nobody’s watching Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams patriots! Come on in and grab yourself a cold one. What’s that? Oh don’t get snotty, queens, it’s July 4th so we only have shitty domestic beer tall-boys. Just a few of those and you’ll be singing at the top of your lungs about amber waves of grain in no time! For this Independence Day, we, here at Filthy Dreams, have decided to go rabidly and unsettlingly patriotic. I mean, why let the Republicans, Fox News and the teabaggers have all the fun while we have to eyeroll and sulk as…
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    Faith is Torment

  • Falling: Manufactured Images of the Night Sky by Vanessa Marsh

    Jason Jose
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    What looks like photos of a star-filled night sky are actually chromogenic photograms created in the darkroom by Oakland artist Vanessa Marsh. The fabricated images are an imaginary construction of distant galaxies composed of multiple layers using paint, paper, and light. The stars are painted using transparent inks and acrylics on clear mylar, which acts as a photographic negative, while the mountains are stencils cut from paper. The different shapes and colors are exposed directly onto photographic paper resulting in images of distant galaxies above black mountains.+
  • Paper Cut Art by Bovey Lee

    Jason Jose
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    New paper cut works by Los Angeles-based artist Bovey Lee using single sheets of Chinese rice paper mounted on silk. Lee’s intricate compositions show human beings entangled in complex urban and natural scenes. The images are composed on the computer and the printed images are translated into "solid and void" patterns which she uses to hand-cut the paper without rulers or stencils.My work is like drawing with a knife and is rooted in my study of Chinese calligraphy and pencil drawing. Cutting paper is a visceral reaction and natural response to my affection for immediacy, detail, and…
  • Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki by Dono

    Jason Jose
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    A mashup of scenes from Hayao Miyazaki's films rendered in 3D by Vimeo user dono. A passionate fan of his films, the up-and-coming animator used 3D animation software Blender then composited the scenes into their new environments using Gimp, Octane, and Natron. The finished product is a beautiful montage that captures each of the film's unique qualities.+
  • The Ghost Dog Series by Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger

    Jason Jose
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Double exposure photos of Alaskan and Siberian Huskies combined with Norwegian landscapes by creative professionals Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger. Chanel and Stevo recently quit their agency jobs in South Africa and are traveling the world for a year and documenting their experiences. The project was intended to be a grand exercise to re-energize their creativity. You can follow their journey on their website How Far From Home and also on Instagram.
  • Chapel Maria Magdalena by Sacher Locicero Architectes

    Jason Jose
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    A beautiful, minimal chapel located in Zollfeld, Austria by Sacher Locicero Architectes. The chapel is made of white concrete and is situated in the middle of a vineyard surrounded by gentle rolling hills. According to the architects, "the immaculate, smoothly formed white concrete provides this piece of architecture with a special, artificial-like aesthetics and purity. Various light and weather conditions change the colour and surface impressions from a glowing, glossy white to a cold, matt white blue of the dawn, through which there are innumerable shadings and textures to be observed."A…
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    Nikolaos Routsis
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:55 pm
     Map Location31st July - 02 August 2015Friday 6-9Sat &Sun 1-7 Facebook event: Artists' Books Cooperative, Afterall, AOTCS Press, Aorist, Arcadia Missa, Assembly Point, Baron Magazine, Bemojake, Cafe Royal Books, Camberwell Press, Clinic, Dobedo, Eros Press, Faber & Faber, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Four Corners Books, Granta, Here Press, Jane & Jeremy, Kesselskramer Publishing, Loose Joints, MACK, Melville House, Miniclick, The Modernist, Morel Books, n+1,  the Plantation, Preston Is My Paris South London Gallery, SPBH…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
     Location MapNobuyoshi ArakiEros DiaryJuly 9 - August 7, 2015Photography was destined to be involved with death. Reality is in color, but at its beginnings photography always discovered reality and turned it into black and white. Color is life, black and white is death. A ghost was hiding in the invention of photography.- Nobuyoshi Araki, in an interview with Nan Goldin, 1995.June 23 - Nobuyoshi Araki's latest exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, EROS DIARY, is comprised of a series of 77 new black and white photographs, which break from his traditional ruminations on eroticism and death to…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Martha Rosler - Julia Child - Dan Akroyd∼ Drama is very important in life: You have to come in with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake. -Julia Child-The media in active everyday life is when cooking highs. Julia Child's stuffed turkey recipe where you add 1(12-to 15-pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed and reserved for gravy, 1 teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage, salt and pepper, wooden skewers, 1 1/2 pounds hearty white sandwich bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Nigel Finch's 1991 documentary covering many of the stories from Kenneth Anger's sordid Hollywood gossip book of the same name.An interesting artifact on early Los Angeles myth, glamour and tragedy - regardless of relative veracity of the stories.Apologies for the bad quality!!.For educational purposes only.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    15 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Since last weekend our computer has been hacked causing us time of stress and loss of work. We manage to prevent stealing personal information and valuable copyright material and other data. The images may not be quality strong because we work with the iPad  and we can not upload from our camera. Also the body of the content may change. We will resume on normal sometime soon. We are looking forward to more attacks since we believe that we are exceptionally amazing and we make people wonder. 
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  • Glass Pool House, Wannegem-Lede, Belgium

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    Wannegem-Lede is a village that resides in North-West Belgium. Being in the entrance of the Flemisch Ardennes, is a great area for retreat and of... The post Glass Pool House, Wannegem-Lede, Belgium appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Me(n)tal sculptures by Fred Eerdekens

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Fred Eerdekens is a Belgian artist focusing on sculpture but definitely he goes beyond that. He “places the spectator in a semantic landscape in which what... The post Me(n)tal sculptures by Fred Eerdekens appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • 10 Ways To Become More Confident

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    Everyone needs a different, or more precise a more fulfilled, life but if one enhances her confidence she could eventually realise her one dreams. A company that... The post 10 Ways To Become More Confident appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Song 79: Jay-Jay Johanson – So Tell The Girls That I Am Back In

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Jay-Jay Johanson is a Swedish singer and songwriter. His debut album was ‘Whiskey’ released in 1996. The song ‘So Tell The Girls That I Am... The post Song 79: Jay-Jay Johanson – So Tell The Girls That I Am Back In appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • 50 Recipes around the World: Matching Wine Is Indeed an Ingredient

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:21 pm
    The importance of each distinct ingredient of every recipe is immense. I ordered a campari and soda at a local bar a week or two... The post 50 Recipes around the World: Matching Wine Is Indeed an Ingredient appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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    Art Work Blog

  • Kryptonite Overdose

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Artistic Project by Aleksandra Vasovic, Kryptonite Overdose, Multimedia and Multdisciplinary Art Work
  • Contemplation on you about art topic

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Dear All: You About Art Topic – New Inspiring Respond to Aleksandra Art Work, enjoy… Sometimes people and even artists hesitate to talk about art, about
  • Liquid Sky

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Long Term Artistic Project LIQUID SKY, by Author Artist Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Artworks are Outstanding Valentine Gifts

    14 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    Discount for Aleksandra Vasovic Art Work, Good Idea for Outstanding Valentine Gifts
  • Swimming Pool

    6 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Large Oil Painting Swimming Pool, Part of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic.
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    EN - Ecommerce blog by PrestaShop

  • PrestaShop security release

    Xavier Borderie
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    In light of a security issue we have been made aware of, today we are releasing several options to secure a store for our users and partners: New versions of PrestaShop 1.4.x and 1.5.x. Version is safe. Patch files for the latest versions of each branch —,, and The Security Patch module, which applies the above patch files in a much more user-friendly way. Zip files of the changed files for the 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 branches. We strongly advise you to either upgrade your store to the latest version of your current branch which were just released (…
  • Easily strengthen your shop’s security

    Quentin Audrain
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    PrestaShop evolves every day with the aim to always put the merchant at the center of our decisions. Whether it’s the development of new features, the establishment of a new user experience or security improvements, this work is carried out continuously with the Community. That’s why we would like to talk with you about safety and we strongly encourage you to read all these information carefully to improve your shop security. In addition to being good practices to follow, these simple tips will make your store more secure and more able to receive the security update we will announce soon.
  • 8 tricks for writing a great blog post

    Kate Robinson
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    An estimated 53.6 million new posts appear per month on WordPress alone. Why even start a blog with so much competing noise out there? Because a business blog for your ecommerce store is a great way to establish relationships with customers in a non-sales context. Good blog content engages by solving problems and informing readers. Your business meets a unique customer need and your blog should speak to that. If it does, and you follow the advice below, you’ll increase your chances of standing out from the 53, 599,000,000 other posts going up this month, and you just might gain a few new…
  • Themes vs Custom development: Why templates are awesome

    Julie Liu
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    There are countless ways to decorate and design your online shop. You can use the default template that comes included with the software, purchase a theme from PrestaShop Addons, or hire a web developer for custom development. Although each option is great for customizing your online storefront, they each have their pros and cons. To highlight the benefits of each option, we’ve asked the people who know best. In today’s article, we’re talking with Maxim Kiryanov from PrestaShop Addon’s premium theme designer, Template Monster. Read on for his expert opinion on why templates are…
  • 20 PrestaShop features you haven’t discovered

    Julie Liu
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    Did you know that PrestaShop’s native software has over 300 features? Whether you’ve been using our software for years or just opened your online store, we’d like to help you make the most of our shopping cart software by sharing 20 PrestaShop features you (probably) haven’t discovered. Read on to find out what they are! PrestaShop’s features help you, as an online merchant, sell more and run your business more efficiently. Today we’ll break down these lesser-known features into the following categories: operations, marketing and customer engagement, front office features and shop…
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  • Upfest Bristol 2015 – A Photo Update

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Yesterday, I attended Upfest Festival in Bristol’s Bedminster and Southville. Its Europe’s largest, free street art and graffiti festival – with over 250 leading artists demonstrating their formidable skills. The artists have travelled from twenty-five countries, and across the UK, to paint live on 30,000 square foot of surfaces in front of 25,000 visitors. It was such a creative and positive way to celebrate Bristol’s unique tradition of street art, community and citizen activism. The whole of North Street got its yearly revamp as a result, and the results were stunning. Take a look…
  • Cally Spooner: Post-Production at Spike Island

    15 Jun 2015 | 1:48 am
    Currently on at Spike Island, is Cally Spooner‘s Post Production. It is an unusual show (on until the end of June), and essentially consists of two video pieces. You start at the end, with the credits rolling, in a near-empty, bright white space, and then move onto to the ‘main exhibition’ – a pitch black room with five projectors, for the grand event. Although it deals with some incredibly interesting themes, for me, I found this a very hard exhibition to ‘get into’. For a piece of work dealing with the hidden process of production, it remains surprisingly…
  • SARAH LUCAS: The Venice Biennale, France and Feminism

    27 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    The 2015 Venice Biennale is now underway, and chosen to represent Britain, is artist Sarah Lucas. Her show, entitled, I SCREAM DADDIO is said to “reprise and reinvent the themes that have come to define her powerfully irreverent art – gender, death, sex, and the innuendo residing in everyday objects.” The show revolves around themes of ‘the body’, featuring Lucas’s characteristic dark humour and confrontation. “Humour is about negotiating the contradictions thrown up by convention. To a certain extent, humour and seriousness are interchangeable. Otherwise…
  • Inventing Impressionism – Camille Pissarro’s ‘The Marne at Chennevières’

    21 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    We’ve all heard of ‘the impressionists'; the stereotypical French (mostly male) painters, painting from life in rivers and in fields, fascinated by the universal themes of light, time, and perception… But who exactly where they, and what did they do? To provide an answer, I am focusing on one of the lesser-known impressionists, Camille Pissarro, and a masterful, though again under-appreciated work, The Marne at Chennevières. So why the devil do you have the arrant awkwardness to paint solidly and study nature so honestly…you are a clumsy blunderer, Sir – you are an…
  • Examining Miró’s Reality

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    This week saw the birthday the legendary Catalan, Spanish painter, Joan Miró  – born 20th April 1893. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism; a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. But in this article, by looking at one painting from 1927 – I wish to delve a little deeper into the reality underpinning Miró’s production. In 1925 Joan Miró embarked on what would be a two year long experiment into the world of ‘dream paintings’, the culmination of which can be…
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    Creative Artist Management New York - Traffic NYC

  • Check out the latest from Paris! Izak Zenou’s fabulous window...

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    Check out the latest from Paris! Izak Zenou’s fabulous window displays for Boucherer! We love…!!Want to see more illustration of Izak Zenou then click here:
  • Beautiful Collection of Food Illustration by Famous Artist izak...

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Beautiful Collection of Food Illustration by Famous Artist izak zenou. Traffic Creative Management Agency Represent this illustration on this website, so if you want to see Full Portfolio then click here
  • Fashion Illustration is here to stay....

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    A new day has come bringing the spirit of fashion illustration back to the forefront of the media.  As the world has become increasingly digitally driven, one would imagine that this analogue form of art might become obsolete. However, hand rendered fashion illustration is stronger than ever.  Leading illustrators like Izak Zenou, Rebecca Moses, Jason Brooks, and Bruno Grizzo are wowing brands and clients around the globe.  Read More at
  • Monsieur Z is one of the world-renowned illustrators. His long...

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Monsieur Z is one of the world-renowned illustrators. His long and thin characters, architectural forms, humor and elegance are now evolving on other media, other formats like in the animated cartoon or in the movie area.Contact for Full  Monsieur Z Portfolio
  • This film was conceived of and created by Monsieur Z, produced...

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    This film was conceived of and created by Monsieur Z, produced by Luc Besson, and written together with Joel Cohen who also wrote Toy Story and Cheaper than the Dozen. Stay tuned! This is going to be amazing!If you are interested to make a short film or Video Animation for Business then contact the Traffic Creative Management Agency in New York. Click here for more information
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    All Articles

  • Interview with Thomas Struth

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
     Author: Elena Cué          Berlin. On a sunny day, strong rays illuminate the studio where Thomas Struth (Geldern-Germany, 1954) meets with me to begin our conversation. This artist with an intense and precise gaze is one of the most interesting photographers of our time and belongs to the prestigious Dusseldorf Academy.             At what point in your life did the calling to be an artist appear?   It appeared, I think, when I was almost 13 or so. Because it was not really a calling to want to be an artist,…
  • Interview with Bernard Kouchner flying over Africa

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
     Author: Elena Cué        It is difficult for personalities with such prolific lives as the doctor and French politician Bernard Kouchner (Avignon-1939) not to provoke admiration and controversy. His political life, apart from the legendary May of '68, developed through his ministerial positions in the governements of Mitterrand and Sarkozy, demonstrating his independence. Moreover, he has been a UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (1999-2001). He has also published numerous books, articles, and…
  • Olafur Eliasson

    9 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
     Author: Elena Cué        Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967), who this year was on the verge of winning the Princess of Asturias Award for arts in a tight battle with the winner, the cinema producer Francis Ford Coppola, is one of the most outstanding of the multidisciplinary and experimental artists of present times. He has exhibited at the best contemporary art museums of the world, such as the Tate Modern in London (2003) the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (2003) and the Modern Museum of Art (MoMa) of New York (2008). Olafur Eliasson, a…
  • The Spirit of Sils Maria

    7 Jun 2015 | 12:11 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Madrid (UNED), Spain                 She got out of her car, knees together, showing off her elegant high-heel shoes, her skirt cut and her printed silk blouse with a cleavage that left the smooth skin of her neck in full view. This image of Isabelle merged with the other images that were still in my memory, jumping around and crashing into one another over and over again, obstructing the truth and pulling me towards that world of memories…
  • Genesis by Sebastião Salgado.

    6 Jun 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Autor Colaborador: Marina Valcárcel Licenciada en historia del Arte              Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Gen 1, 2-3)   CaixaForum Madrid is currently exhibiting 245 polaroids from the Genesis series by Sebastião Salgado (born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1944) until May 4 — an exhibition which serves as a testimony to one of world’s most relevant contemporary photographers. He was awarded the prestigious Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes…
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Jonas Wood Art Artist Prints Plants Technique

    Shawn McNulty
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Jonas Wood is an interesting painter based out of Los Angeles, which has a rich art history including the legendary Ferus Gallery. The artist, was born and raised in Boston, experiments with painting that borders on figurative work and abstract. His interior scenes fracture into a variety of geometric shapes and vivid colors, and the subject matter falls heavily on suburban themes.  Wood’s style has been described as a cross between Cubism and Pop Art, and there has also been comparisons to David Hockney’s whimsical landscapes of American suburban life. Jonas searches for beauty in the…
  • ABSTRACTION IN ACTION Art Show Review Minneapolis Star Tribune Mary Abbe

    Shawn McNulty
    1 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Mary Abbe reviewed the ABSTRACTION IN ACTION exhibition at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts Laura H Miles Gallery. View the article below and also read the review online here:
  • ABSTRACTION IN ACTION Minnetonka Center for the Arts Laura H Miles Gallery Exhibition

    Shawn McNulty
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Above (l-r): Untitled by Pete Driessen, Elephant by Shawn McNulty, Abstract Landscape by Shakun Maheshwari, Colony by Kim Matthews, Lines by Carolina Brunet, Signal Noise by Andrew Nordin, Organic Landscape by Christopher Harrison,  Lodestar by Linda Deg Lee, Vertical Umber by Thomas Nye ABSTRACTION IN ACTION April 16 – May 14, 2015 Laura H. Miles Gallery Opening reception on April 23, 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public “While non-representational art-making releases the artist from creating a convincing likeness of a subject, it requires something equally challenging:…
  • Christian Hetzel Artist Art Abstract Technique

    Shawn McNulty
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Christian Hetzel is a contemporary painter from Germany that I enjoy following online. He creates very ethereal and complex textures in his large canvases that usually only consist of one or two color fields.  The artist describes his work is being focused on texture and abstract color field compositions based on traditional media and techniques. Hetzel also offers prints, and sometimes he will modify the scan digitally to create a new work.  There are many artists doing this minimal abstraction technique, but I find his work to have a very distinct rendering, and every painting is…
  • Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob Art Studio Photo

    Shawn McNulty
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob on a 60×60″ canvas in progress at my art studio. The mustard blob was victorious.
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    Boha Glass

  • Canadian Art Glass Artist: Sarah Hall

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    The Modern Masterpieces of Sarah Hall: Art Glass For the Planet There is no doubt that Sarah Hall’s work holds its own against the best of Canadian art glass; from the shimmering, twisting blues of her panels at B.C.’s Regent College, to the vivid golden-umber autumn scene placed outside York University in Toronto, to the numerous facades flooding religious institutions around North America with light, grace, and glory, her work lifts the observer to a place of spiritual reverence. But something more than sheer beauty sets Sarah Hall’s work apart; her creations are no mere…
  • Italian Art Glass: Recognising and Appreciating the Authentic

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
      The historic glass factories located on the Italian island of Murano (which has been a centre of glass-making since the Middle Ages) represent one of the last thriving bastions of Old World art glass, having survived both the ravages of World War 2 and the recent global recession. Brands like De Biasi, Gabbiani, Venini, Salviati, Barovier & Toso, Pauly, Berengo Studio, Seguso, Formia International, Simone Cenedese, and Alessandro Mandruzzato are more than mere status symbols—they embody a living legacy of pride in craftsmanship and centuries of artistic innovation. Unfortunately,…
  • Steuben Glass – A Phoenix Rising?

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    During a prior retrospective on the life and art of Canadian glass sculptor James Houston published here at Boha, the subject of Steuben glass naturally arose; namely, that the firm, once reputed to produce the clearest crystal on Earth, had closed its doors—presumably forever—in 2011. However, what appeared to be yet another sad end to a once-distinguished producer of art glass, ushered in by a combination of economic turmoil and mismanagement, may as yet open to a bright new chapter: In 2015, Steuben will be revamping a portion of its historic design range and adding to it in in a…
  • Bauhaus: An Everlasting Design Legacy

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Bauhaus was an artistic movement that embraced design in many of its multifarious forms. Although today closely associated with architecture, it was an attempt to connect up all forms of art and design through the social fusion of art with life. The movement was founded by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, with the idea of unifying all art and design into one ‘total’ school of art. The Bauhaus school was created when Gropius was appointed to head two art schools and united them. He coined the term ‘Bauhaus’ by inverting the word for house construction – Hausbau…
  • From Fire to Ice: James Houston’s Mesmerising Glass Art Sculptures

    22 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A few decades before the world-renowned Steuben glassworks closed its doors forever in 2011, it was dominating the world of glass art sculpture thanks to its impossibly clear, intricately detailed pieces depicting life in the far northern reaches of Canada. These glass art sculptures—which at their zenith commanded prices of nearly $20,000 U.S. dollars—were not works of mere fancy; instead, they were art pieces born of lived experience, the expressions of a man who had touched the soul of the wild north and found himself forever changed by it. James Houston was born in Toronto, Canada, in…
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • 5 Ways to Revamp Your Living Room Elegantly Without Disturbing Your Budget

    Lynelle Thompson
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    “If you are sick of your existing home interior, especially with living room where you spend most of your quality time, it’s time to update. Check out these 5 cool home makeover tips to design a living space like a pro without breaking your bank.” Home interior design comes up with endless approach. The more you beautify things, the better results you achieve. However, amid this process, a person with restricted budget always remains puzzled. Consequently, here are some proven tips to achieve an eye-bubbling living room putting a little pressure on your pocket. Read also: Smart…
  • This Road Goes Under Water Twice a Day

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Passage du Gois — a road laid along the bottom of the Gulf, which connects the mainland with the island of Noirmoutier, France. Twice a day, after the tide, it becomes available for a few hours for movement. The rest of the time it remains flooded up to a level of 4 meters. Read also: The Most Dangerous Road in India publishes photos of the road, to ride on which dare only a few. h1apn The natural transition between the island and the mainland, acting at low tide, was first marked on the map in 1701. In 1840, it was built on the road of cobblestones, which allowed to move on a…
  • You Can Watch at Photos of Monica Bellucci Forever

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Luxury, charming and divine — with such words you can characterize Monica Bellucci. Even the most beautiful and talented actresses are losing the fight with time, but she is a rare exception: the time has no power over her. She is called the Italian goddess, and can immediately get any man with just walking by. Read also: Post of Admiration of Monica Bellucci can write long odes to diva, but it is better to see once more. Photos of Monica — the anthem of femininity and sexuality. vogue vev nevsepic tumblr prokino The post You Can Watch at Photos of Monica Bellucci…
  • 12 Borders Between the Countries, Which Destroy All the Stereotypes

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    The state border — usually secured with heavily armed guards, coached Shepherd, barbed wire and strict passport control. But not all is so simple! Between many countries border — is a symbolic line on the sidewalk or separates along the side of the road. Read also: How Cup of Tea Looks Like in Different Countries Germany — Czech Republic Majestic border between Germany and the Czech Republic. One view is worth something! abload Norway — Sweden Here is the descent at the border between Norway and Sweden. sooziq ~~~ Poland — Ukraine Giant fish between Poland and…
  • Best Aerial Photos Created Using Drones, 2015

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    More than 5000 applications from talented photographers from all over the world were received in this year’s competition of aerial photo made with drones, and now finally the winners are determined. The panel was attended by Pulitzer Prize-winning National Geographic photographer Ken Geiger and Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, chief editor of the French edition of National Geographic. Read also: I Want to Become a Bird… or a Drone 1st Prize Winner – Category Places: Above the mist © Ricardo Matiello 1st Prize Winner – Category Nature: Snorkeling with sharks © Tahitiflyshoot ~~~ 2nd Prize…
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  • What Breed Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Adorable Dog?

    Matilda Johnson
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter in a few months. He had posted previously that they had been trying to get a kid but she suffered several miscarriages. One thing that caught the attention of everybody was the pictures of their adorable dog. The dog looks like a mop. It’s supposed to look like that. Zuckerberg’s dog is a well-groomed example of a small Hungarian herding dog called a Puli. According to the American Kennel Club, the Puli was first used by Magyar shepherds a thousand years ago to protect their sheep from wolves…
  • Brazilian Photographer Mariana Godoy Destroys The Stigma Surrounding The Word “Fat” In Daring Photoshoot

    Claire Velez
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
    Brazilian Photographer Mariana Godoy is on a mission to destroy the stigma surrounding the word “fat.” Women who don’t have blonde hair, blue eyes, slim hips, and big boobs aren’t considered beautiful in Brazil — even though most women in Brazil don’t fit into that mold. “There is a lot of prejudice against the word fat there … people judge and condemn fat people,” she said. “This is a fight I really want to win.” Mariana mentioned. A friend gave Godoy the idea for a photo shoot, so she put out a call for volunteers who agreed to…
  • Watch The Dating Naked Love Is In The Air Video – Season 2 Starts Airing

    Jonah Cook
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    VH1 released a video of naked couples jumping in slow motion. The video, titled, “Love Is in the Air,” was released July 14 to celebrate National Nude Day and to promote the second season of Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, which airs July 22 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The show, which has a pretty self-explanatory title, features two main characters who navigate the dating world sans clothes, going on dates with different (naked) people each week. As you can see above the video blurs out all of the actual nudity — making it sort of safe for work — but it’s still fun to watch…
  • Meek Mill vs Drake All The Diss Tracks Compiled. All You Need To Know

    Matilda Johnson
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    You might have heard of all that is rap battle of 2015 going on and escalating over the past 10 days or so. Meek Mill, a Philadelphia rapper safe to say soon to be fiancé of pink print rapper Nicki Minaj’s, accused our beloved Canadian/American rapper Aubrey Drake Graham popularly known as Drake. So the question, has Drake been faking it all this whole time? What he didn’t actually write his own lyrics, what if it’s all a facade. What if he’s not as soft as we think? What if the whole team wasn’t there like he rapped it? What if he wears none of his chains while…
  • Huge Flaw In Android Phones Gets Your Device Hacked With Just A Text

    Joseph Sheldon
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Research published Monday reveals that Android devices can be hacked simply by receiving a picture text message ,reports CNN Money. Currently the problem affects about 95% of Androids in use. The flaw stems from how the Android system analyzes incoming texts. Prior to even opening the message, Android devices automatically evaluate media files. So, any media message containing malware instantaneously permeates the phone. Android has attempted to push out an update, but it isn’t clear when that update will become available. The post Huge Flaw In Android Phones Gets Your Device Hacked With…
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Flowers Bouquets in Vintage Envelopes by Anna Remarchuk

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    Kiev-based photographer Anna Remarchuk has created these poetic compositions tucking flowers inside of envelopes from her great-grandfather. 
  • Manolo Blahnik ventures into the world of bags

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Not happy with making millions of women happy with his shoes, Manolo Blahnik has decided to dive into the world of handbags. His first collection is of course intimately linked to some of his most iconic designs, although, in his words, “bigger and more striking”. See for yourself bellow!
  • Beauty products that are beautiful on their own

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    With these charming packagings, everything sells better. Specially if you use Alice in Wonderland or Andy Warhol as a marketing strategy. Here’s a list of cosmetic finds that are beautiful inside out.
  • Of ballet and architecture: Kyle Froman’s Bodies/Buildings

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    In 2009 Kyle Froman decided to trade one creative career for another. He went from being a member of the NYCB’s corps de ballet to photographing the city’s best dancers and the essence of an industry from a different lens.
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Etchings by Nao Ikuma

    Mary Luoma
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Nao Ikuma merges humans with nature in etchings full of darkness and detail. The haunting images lure us into another world populated by humans in the midst of transformation, taking onto themselves the body parts of animals or morphing into the forest that surrounds them. The amazingly intricate line-work creates a vivid scene that grabs our eyes and lets us get lost inside the conjured environment. Ikuma is a Japanese artist born in Shizuoka Prefecture and graduated from Tama Art University. She has been featured at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo in two solo exhibitions, both featuring her…
  • Abstract forms sculpted and painted by Kim Kei

    Kelly Paik
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Whether in the form of a sculpture or painting, organic shapes grow unbounded in Kim Kei’s artwork. The LA-based artist incorporates found objects into her abstract sculptures, creating a medley of textures and colors swirling across our view. Sometimes iridescent shapes are contoured with neon string. Other times, pastel pinks and blues are adorned with small batches of spheres nestled along their folds. Kei’s process begins by combining and altering everyday objects and natural debris into malleable sculptures. They’re then photographed in several iterations and become the foundation…
  • Paris rooftops at night by Alain Cornu

    Kelly Paik
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Alain Cornu’s rooftop photographs take us back to those romantic images of Paris we all held in our imaginations while growing up. The photos evoke a dreamy and idyllic city skyline with Victorian era details harking from the 19th century. Warm lamp light illuminates his images from within, often shining out from a building or lighting up a wall nestled deep inside the composition and under layers of other architecture. Even where Cornu allows for some elements of modernity to enter his frame – such as high rises peaking over more antiquated rooftops – he portrays them in a way…
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Mark Rothko

    Will Titterington
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    According to many of his contemporaries, Mark Rothko was a genius. He was an innovator who made giant canvases that absorbed the spectator, creating consummating experiences the artist said were meant to be spiritual and akin to religious ecstasy. But when the swinging sixties came along, Rothko and his deeply intellectual paintings were brushed under the carpet. Pop art quickly became a thing, and suddenly Rothko’s foreboding colour fields seemed outdated and old fashioned in the wake of the hip counterculture movement. But the intervening years have been kind to the tragic artist who…
  • Fine art photographs by Riccardo Magherini

    Kelly Paik
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    It’s hard to believe at first that one is looking at a photograph when viewing one of Riccardo Magherini’s compositions. The frenetic energy of the landscape and ghostly impressions of people give it the feel of an impressionist style painting more than an actual representation of the real world. He achieves this effect by layering multiple pictures of the same place into one frame. People move in and out like temporary visitors and the artist gives us a glimpse of their face in that fleeting moment when they occupy the camera lens’s view. Magherini explores the way in which people…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Skating to a better future: an unorthdox route to the empowerment of underprivileged youth

    Bizarre Culture
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Security, health and education are entitlements often taken for granted by those of us in developed countries. Living an accessible, healthy and cultivated life is commonplace, and if there is something missing, many voids are filled without difficulty. But it is a different story for the inhabitants of countries such as Afghanistan. Once described in a UNICEF report as the “worst” place in the world to be born, Afghanistan’s statistics do little to restore confidence, portraying a country of extreme deprivation blighted by conflict, with almost half of its population living…
  • An Interview With Headman of Relish Recordings

    Matthew Gibson
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Headman, aka Robi Insinna, has become a big name in electronic music since he entered the scene over a decade ago. During that span, he began to lose touch with creating new-wave influenced club music (his latest work reviewed here), so he moved over to the production side of things. By directing videos and running his record label,Relish, Headman has realized a new artistic angle that keeps him going, but he never gets too comfortable. We bagged an interview with Headman to find out more about his relationship with music and the future ofRelish.   Most artists have a story about…
  • Best of September: The Social Festival, Kent, 12th September 2015

    Andrei Sandu
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Held this year at Mote Park, Kent on September 12th, The Social Festival promises a great day of electronic music from its eclectic lineup. Spread across four stages and with a distinct focus on house and techno, headline titans like Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin and DJ Koze are bound to impress. Nic Fanciulli and Joris Voorn bring their ‘La Famillia’ b2b project from the White Isle to the Home Counties, accompanied on the Meadow Stage by Sasha, Solomon and Richy Ahmed. Dubfire, Hot Since 82 and Berghain legend Rødhåd join Nic’s brother Mark Fanciulli on…
  • Documentary Photography from Geoffrey Billett: Kumbh Mela, India

    Brent Minderler
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Geoffrey Billett spent most of his career as a Community Psychiatric Nurse for a Health and Social Care Trust. He retired in 2012 and decided to pursue his passion for photography. After turning down an offer to begin a Masters in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2013, Geoffrey decided that practicing photography more frequently was necessary before immersing himself in academics. Having the time to establish a working method can inform the style and vision of work, the artistic process of which is important to experience on a more full-time basis. With this…
  • An Interview with award winning film-maker Gabriel Bisset-Smith

    Jordan Dean
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Gabriel Bisset-Smith is an award winning writer/actor/director/comedian. Gabriel has recently been named one of the Dazed Visionaries by Dazed and Confused. Also, Gabriel’s short film Thrush won numerous awards, including the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival Tenderpixel Audience Choice Award, the 2010 Vimeo Best Narrative Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Disposable Film Festival. We had a chat with Gabriel about his work and what’s on the horizon for him.   A lot of your work explores the hardship of trying to find love, how much are your films a reflection on your…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Call for Art and Design Writers

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    We’re looking for a freelance contributor who has a fun and casual writing style, is attentive to details/facts, has great photography skills and an eye for art and design. Our website is not focused on traditional art, but rather modern, unusual and eye-catching works of art. Fields of Interest: – Hyperrealistic Art – Dark Photography...
  • 3D Illusion Lettering by Tolga Girgin

    Adriana de Barros
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Tolga Girgin is an electronic engineer and also a calligraphist who can do marvels with a parallel pen as shown on Behance. From straightforward lettering to taking it up a notch to 3D art and perspective illusions, his work has captured the interest of many Instagram viewers who are eager to see his next ink-on-paper...
  • 10 Splendid Examples of Minimalist Photography

    Christopher Smail
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    They say that less is more and that is certainly true of Minimalism, which can be achieved effectively in any area of photography, from portraiture to landscape, and through to architecture and fashion. A wide choice has been sought for this article, looking at those photographers who have tried to engage with the minimalist aesthetic...
  • Enter Wenqing Yan’s Magical Anime World

    Adriana de Barros
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Wenqing Yan’s illustrations are a tribute to the wonders of nature and anime cinema. “Princess Mononoke portrays the beauty and challenges of coexisting with mother nature so perfectly,” she says and beautifully captures that in luminous visuals that show her concern with the preservation of wildlife, forests and seas. These environmental issues are transmitted to...
  • “Chained,” 3D Street Art by Edoardo Tresoldi and Gonzalo Borondo

    Adriana de Barros
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    This is a brilliant street art piece made by wire sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi and muralist Gonzalo Borondo. Titled “Chained,” also the name of the art event organized by gallery Wunderkammern who invited nine important urban artists to create outdoor installations in the city of Milan. An exhibition focused on the food chain, and how humans are...
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  • Download Brochure for Durgapuja

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Download a small PDF brochure to know a brief insight of Durga puja from the following link below :
  • Dasa Mahavidya-A brief insight

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    The ten Mahavidyas : Dasha Mahavidya. The concept comes from the Tantra. It is found in Bhagavata Purana and Brahaddharma Purana- Forms defined are (Kali, Tara, Tripura Sundari (Sodashi), Bhuvaneshvari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bhagalamukhi , Matangi and Kamala ) . There is some confusion and differnece in thoughts for the incarnations of the Mahavidyas…according to more details some puran says there are around 70 Mahavidyas…but we leave the confusion and focuss on the 10 Mahavidyas that is commonly worshiped. Kali is the Adi Mahavidya. Each of the other Mahavidya shares…
  • Devi Durga and Mythology

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Durga is the form of Sati-Parvati-Uma. The goddess who killed the asuras to save the heaven and earth is Devi Chandika. From the Vedas we see Goddess Aditi is the main divine power worshiped. From the time of the Vedic period there is little known relating to goddess worship. Some references of the divine goddess is there in the Kena and Mundaka Upanishads. In the Puranas it is mentioned the worshippers of Shiva is called Shaiva, the worshiper of Vishnu is Vaishnavs and the worshiper of Devi is called Shakta. The Shakta values are mentioned in Markendeya Puran. Mahisa, the asura, defeating…
  • The Religious Belief

    12 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    There are many thoughts on the existence , formation and creation of human being .It is believed the Supreme power created the Universe and also the Human being. It is said that God created Human in the formation of his own image.The illusion of Maya is the original power of creation . The source of power resides inside the Prakriti (Mother Nature) and is responsible for power in this world. In this way the Adi Shakti is involved. Lord Shiva symbolizes the Moksha and Lord Vishnu preserves and secures Dharma.In Vedic age Devi Aditi is the ultimate source of power . In the Tantras the Devi is…
  • Unique form of Devi Durga

    11 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Some of the Unique form of Devi Durga worshiped in Bengal : 1.Bipattarini : Goddess “Bipatarini Chandi” is worshiped mainly in south24parganas. Goddess Bipattarini Chandi is a mixed form of Durga and Kali . She protects from all sorrows and problems in our lives . 2.Rajballavi : Goddess is celebrated in Jangipara and Rajbalhat in Hoogly district . She has been the goddess of power for many centuries .She is the mixed form of Durga , Kali and Saraswati. 3.Ola Devi or Olai Chandi : Goddess “Manasha”has been worshiped so that people of Bengal remain safe from snake bite,like wise “Devi…
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Where The Wild Zombies Are

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    “Where The Wild Zombies Are” 2015, watercolor & ink.
  • Aaahhh Real Zombies!

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    “Aaahhh Real Zombies” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Woody Zombie Pecker

    19 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    “Woody Zombie Pecker” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Eat My Pixels Man

    23 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    “Eat My Pixels Man” 2015 – Prints are now available here!
  • Man’s Best Friend

    10 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    “Man’s Best Friend” mixed media illustration, 2015. Prints available here!
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    Taylor Ghrist
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Are you a vodka enthusiast and have a major knack for international traveling? You have found the right place, or shall I say, experience. A new interactive endeavor on behalf of the Absolut Vodka family offers quite the lavish adventure, offering luxurious vodka tastings, briefings on the history of the Robeloff family estate, and all amidst the backdrop of beautiful Ähus, Sweden. What is the Absolut Elyx Experience? It’s a structured experience emphasizing the process, origins, and unique flavors of which Absolut Elyx vodka offers. The Absolut Elyx is the latest of luxury vodka that is…

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In February, a petition was formed, pleading MAC to release a limited-edition collection inspired by the late singer Selena. On July 16th, 37,772 signatures later, the group’s devotion paid off. MAC’s creative director James Gager announced the good news by saying that the cosmetic brand has heard the pleas and enthusiasm of her fans and in turn, is giving the people what they want. After they made the announcement, the Mexican-American singer’s devoted fans jumped with excitement. Selena Quintanilla was an international singer, actress, spokesperson, and fashion designer…

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Joss Stone‘s fans are no longer in need of hydration after she released her album Water for Your Soul on July 17th. This is the British soul artist’s seventh studio album, which will be released via Stone’d Records. In conjunction with her album release, Joss Stone will also be performing live on July 29th and 30th for Live! With Kelly and Michael and Watch What Happens: Live. Joss Stone rose to stardom in 2003 after her her debut album The Soul Sessions went multi-platinum. Her second album, Mind, Body, & Soul topped the UK charts and after her Grammy nomination…

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    On the evening of July 25th, The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation hosted, Circus of Stillness… the power over wild beasts. This was the 22nd Annual Summer Benefit & Auction held at The Watermill Center. The event was yet another success for the foundation, raising over $1.9 million to support The Center’s year-round educational initiatives and programs that support groups of talented, artists in fashion, music, theater, and more. The exotic and fantastical night gathered over 1,200 distinguished guests, including actress, Brooke Shields – who was also featured on…

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    Lily-Rose Depp for Chanel 2015 Fall-Winter Eyewear campaign Lily-Rose Depp is blossoming into a career of her own. After walking in the Chanel couture show earlier in the year, the 16-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp has officially been named the face and ambassador of Chanel‘s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 eyewear campaign on July 15th. Chanel is a french fashion house that specializes in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothing, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. The label is best known for its “little black dress”, Chanel N.5 perfume, Chanel suit, and Coco Chanel’s great…
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    Airbrush compressor reviews

  • Review: PointZero Airbrush Air Compressor Twin Piston w/Tank 1/3 HP

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
    PointZero Airbrush PointZero Airbrush are a family owned American company that create and distributes airbrushing tools. Their company motto is “Airbrush Supplies for All” and their aim is to bring the techniques and expertise of big industry into the home, giving a whole new meaning to DIY and transforming imagination into reality, whilst upholding the core values of a small business providing a personal and trustworthy service to their customers. Purpose of Model This twin-cylinder airbrush compressor is designed to accommodate all airbrushing needs, from war gaming figures and model…
  • Review: Discover the Iwata-Medea Studio Series Silver Jet Single Piston Air Compressor

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    If you’re in the market for a powerful, personal-use compressor which is utilized with an airbrush and also offers quiet performance, you’ll enjoy learning about the Silver Jet. This compressor was designed to offer impressive benefits and it comes with a built-in airbrush, as well a handle which makes it very portable. This unit is designed to please those who do arts and crafts projects which require airbrushing and it will also work well for those who want to do manicures or other beauty processes which require airbrushes. Who Is It For? Hobbyists who utilize airbrushes in order to…
  • Review: Master Airbrush Model TC-828

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    TCP Global Corp is a top rated company that provides quality auto body, airbrush systems and paint to suit your needs perfectly. Our Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is completely maintenance free and uses no oil. It also includes a Full 2-year warranty. Master Airbrush Model TC-828, High-Performance Twin Cylinder Piston Air Compressor with Tank The Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is a quality tool that can be used for a variety of purposes including; cake decorating, art projects and crafts, nail art, sunless tanning and automobile graphics. This is a professional model with high performance that…
  • The Badger Air-Brush Co. TC910 Aspire Pro Compressor

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Badger Air-Brush Co. has been committed to high levels of quality, value and customer service since their beginning over 45 years ago. Their goals include producing all of their components to a high standard of operation that exceeds customer expectations. On top of their commitments to high values and innovation in production, they seek to provide equally exceptional and innovative customer service and education. Badger Air-Brush Co. does not complacently rest on their past; they work to improve in all ways for themselves and their customers. Badger TC910 compressor TC910 Aspire Pro…
  • Infographic – A beginner’s guide to Airbrushing

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
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    Sara Paxton Artworks

  • Without Pier Art Exhibition 2015

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
      My latest exhibition (09–23 Aug) at Without Pier will be shared with some exceptional artist. Craig Penny, Tony Sowersby and Jennifer Taranto are amongst the all star artists that will be featuring their amazing artworks. Below is a list of paintings that I will be included in the art exhibition, I hope you like them. As always feel free to leave comments or contact me if you have any questions. Location – 1/320 Bay Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia Countdown to Art Exhibition 2015/08/09 Pink Ridge – 180x85cm Across the Fields – 150x100cm Landscape of Trees…
  • Managing Your Artist Facebook Page

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
      Many artists use Facebook, in fact some use it as their sole means of generating sales. This, however, is becoming increasingly harder as Facebook aims to make users pay to promote their posts to a wider audience. I’m not sure how effective this as it’s something I rarely do. I see Facebook more as a means of staying connected with the people who like my work and to share my knowledge and experience.   If you are an artist and looking at getting yourself a Facebook page, here are a few guidelines you might find useful:   1 — Write or post something regularly…
  • Colour Mixing Chart

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:38 pm
      Every artist knows that buying hundreds or even thousands of tubes to get every color needed for an artwork is not realistic, even though a paint selection of thousands would nice So the alternate option is to create colors from mixing two colours you already have slash owen. Below are a few of my old color mixing charts that show how I took two colors and created a third! This is a great technique and you will be surprised as to how many colors you can actually make.           The post Colour Mixing Chart appeared first on Sara Paxton Artworks.
  • Artist Guide to Achieving a ‘Looser’ Painting Style

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
        I often hear painters say they wish they could have a ‘looser’ painting style – not be so constrained in their style. But, the big questions is, how can you achieve this elusive ‘loose’ style? Firstly, let’s try and analyse what it actually means. For me anyway, it is a quality of impressionistic spontaneity  – effortless and bold, yet not careless. There is no sense of overworked detail and the painting has free flowing feel. So I’ve put together a few  ideas to help you achieve a new looser style of painting:   Tips…
  • Fifty Shades of Colour Art Exhibition

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Sara Paxton’s latest art exhibition is called Fifty Shades of Colour and will be held at Mingara Gallery on Phillip Island! See below for a sneak peak at the oil paintings that will be included in the art exhibition. Wooded Field – 92x92cm Valley of Trees – 120x90cm The River – 160x60cm Orange Sunset – 92x92cm On Green Hill – 106x106cm Ocean – 92x92cm Moo – 92x92cm Low Tide at Sunset – 120x90cm Landscape Blue – 180x85cm Fields of Green – 106x106cm Ethereal Light – 106x106cm Crimson Sky – 120x90cm Coast –…
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    Urban Expression Cafe

  • Does My Melanin Offend You?

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Does my melanin offend you? Does it make you sick, that I glow like a starlit sky and blend in with nightfall’s womb? Does my blackness hurt you, like the hands of your white skin? What are you so afraid of, because apparently it’s more than my skin? Do you realize that my color doesn’t define who or what I am? My color merely describes me aesthetically, the adjective of my skin. Have you ever judged a crayon simply by its name, only too shade in a line and notice that the name of the crayon and the actual color weren’t the same? What I just can’t seem to…
  • Amarii Davu Spreads Consciousness with Powerful Single!

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    Nashville’s own, Amarii Davu, is gaining much attention with his powerful new joint entitled, “The Cost of Melanin.” The first time I heard this song, I heard him rap it live and I knew then, this song would be a hit. Its message is profound and daring, calling society out on its systematic injustices for black people. This song is sure to touch your soul and increase your awareness for the realities we face everyday. Take a listen below and show this brother some major love by following him on twitter and Soundcloud.

    13 Jul 2015 | 7:57 pm
    With the #dontjudgemechallenge trending all over social media, I felt compelled to spread a true message of confidence, self-love and self-motivation. I was inspired to create a video that would empower both men and women, young and old to truly embrace who they are, imperfections and all, and really love who they are on the inside as well as the outside. Self-esteem is something that we struggle with daily due to the stereotypical and social media driven definition of beauty. Although the #dontjudgemechallenge has taken over social media, I believe that it is counterproductive. With this…
  • Poetry-Depth-Power-Passion Music

    7 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    POETRY–DEPTH-POWER-PASSION MUSIC Nashville’s own Amarii Davu, formerly known to some under poetic moniker Black Noize, is taking the hip-hop game by storm with his re-invented sound and style. A graduate from Middle Tennessee State University, Amarii Davu has managed to retain a loyal fan base of true hip-hop fans and true fans of music. Infusing poetry with his lyrical flow, he is able to reach an audience that is truly versatile and include pure lovers of urban expression and all that urban culture  entails. Even more unique is his new chosen stage name, Amarii Davu. Loosely…
  • Murfreesboro, Get Ready for The Show to Remember….

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Middle Tennessee has been in desperate need for diversification amongst the music scene. Although, Nashville has noticed the need for this transition from Country Music to a more inviting urban music atmosphere, Murfreesboro has been left in the dust. For urban music connoisseurs who have been met with disappointment, your frustrations have been heard! Sunday, May 17, 2015 , LifeMade Entertainment will present a premiere event taking place just off the square. That’s right, The Show, will showcase some of Murfreesboro’s hottest talent, versed in the genres of R&B, Soul,…
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    One Drawing Daily

  • A commissioned portrait of Benji the cat in ballpoint pen

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    I just finished this one! It’s a “commission” of Benji the cat. I’ll ship it to the UK tomorrow before leaving for my trip! I’m really happy about this one – hope you all like it ! This was my 585th drawing since 9th September 2014
  • Four drawings in a new sketchbook. Three cats and two humans this time !

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Here’s what I’ve managed to draw the last couple of days. I managed to squeeze in a few human portraits too. I’m really happy to have broken in a new sketchbook – this time with watercolor paper. For some reason it’s much more enjoyable to draw on proper paper. I also just finished another drawing commission (that I’ll post separately) I hope to get to post it tomorrow, where I’ll be leaving on vacation for 14 days. This means that my time on the net (and with a pen in my hand) will be limited for a little while – but I’ll be back in…
  • A commissioned drawing of a dog called Liberty in watercolor and ballpoint pen

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    This is another commissioned drawing –  this time of Liberty who is a therapy-dog! The drawing was requested by the Twitter-user @MaggieBezerra – I hope you like it. This one is in A4 size and done with ballpoint pen and watercolors. This was my 580th drawing since 9th September 2014
  • Some thoughts about where it’s going and 10 new cats and dogs!

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    It’s been a long time, I know! This is just to check in, and keep this blog afloat. I’m afraid to say that it still might be a while before I’m back to really putting some effort into my drawings and my commentaries here on the blog, but it’ll get back in gear at some point. I just finished another sketchbook  – or in fact a “moleskine plain-paper notebook” – this notebook is utterly depressing to draw in, and I’ll be back to drawing on watercolor paper with the next one! For some odd reason (most certainly something going on inside of my…
  • A quick closeup drawing of a cat

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Here’s a closeup of another twitter request! 569
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • What Paintbrushes Does Colin Recommend? Podcast #138

    Steve Bradley
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    In this week’s podcast, Colin discusses his watercolour style and what paintbrushes he recommends for different areas of his paintings. We also talk about the difference between “looser” watercolours and his more detailed paintings. Listen free below or subscribe through iTunes. Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes)
  • How To Improve Your Dog Painting using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Sherri has sent me he painting of her friends dog and has asked for help, Sherri writes: “.. I finally finished a picture of a friend’s dog and I was hoping for some feedback with regard to improving it in any way. Additionally, there are a few small spots where I need to add background and I am struggling with what colour(s) might look good.” I think that Sherri has done a great job on this subject but there are a couple of things that would improve the picture. The right eye is slightly square compared to the same eye in the photograph, I have placed a square box over both…
  • Correct Tiger’s Eyes using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    Paul has sent me his Tiger Cub in progress painting and has asked for feedback. As a whole this painting is progressing very well but attention should be given to the eye on the right. Compare Pauls eye above with the one on the original painting You will see that the shapes is wrong and triangle shaped rather than the rounder shape on the original. Paul also commented: How do i fix the eye? Some of the colours don’t look vibrant enough, a bit muddy so to speak! The best way is to carefully erase eye colours and then reapply them following the reference picture. The muddiness can be…
  • Progress made using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    Savina has sent me two pictures that shows the incredible progress she has made following our pastel pencil videos. Savina writes: Just to show you how much I’ve progressed since I started with Colin’s lessons, here’s a picture of a drawing I tried to do before taking them. I got so frustrated that I just stopped before doing the ears and beak (keep in mind that this drawing was almost “finished,” lol – I’d done as much as I could figure out how to do)… I tried 3 pieces (a lion, an owl and a deer) and the same thing happened with all of them…
  • Teaching an Art Class – Podcast #137

    Steve Bradley
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    In this episode of Colin’s podcast, he tells us about what it was like teaching his art classes. At the busiest time Colin was running 6 classes a week spanning over 3 hours each time. These classes ran for 18 years and now with the Internet Colin teaches more people than all those years combined. If you want to learn Colin’s pastel pencil techniques, look at joining his membership starting at £3.99 per month. Listen to Colin’s podcast below and learn more about his history of teaching: Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • The Weekender

    Landry Harlan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    The 5 Best Additions to Netflix Coming in August White God - Image Source 1. The Hurt Locker (Aug 1st)Metacritic Summary: When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Eldridge (Brian Geraghty), by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will…
  • A Toast to Vince: "Summertime ‘06"

    Landry Harlan
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    by Bea Baker Image Source “When most people look at a person who does what I do, they look at us with these preconceived notions as if, it’s a set way for us all to be. But we all people at the end of the day so I wonder why we don’t treat each other like it.” (Like It Is) Here's to you Vince. 22-year-old Long Beach native Vince Staples absolutely kills with his new double release Summertime '06. This anthem deals with race, religion, and growing up in the 562. Brimming with social commentary, Staples raps about inequality in stereotypes among racial groups and difficulties in making…
  • Playlist: Slytherin Edition

    Landry Harlan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    songs chosen by Mark Denhoed, Robbie Bennett, Foster Donnell, Sam Graves, Bea Baker, Michael Paraskevas, Jake Dodson, Landry Harlan Image Source
  • The Weekender: Sequel Edition

    Landry Harlan
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    5 Classic Book Sequels You Might Have Missed Go Set a Watchman - Image Source 1. Closing Time by Joseph Heller (sequel to Catch-22)Amazon Summary: In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. Closing Time deftly…
  • The Name is Bond...

    Landry Harlan
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    by Laura HollandThe perpetual question in Hollywood for several decades.. “who will be the next James Bond?” well after some thinking I’ve put together a list of actors who I think would suit the part very well, and if any of them get chosen, I want full credit ;)So let’s take a gander at who is on the list..The BritsRupert Friend Image Source You may have first seen him in Pride and Prejudice back in 2005, but he is better known as Quinn in Homeland, although he may well be a bit too similar to Daniel Craig’s Bond.Dan Stevens Image Source Sprung to fame in Downton Abbey after being…
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    The blog for the creative and artistic bunch

  • London Bridge Transformed Into Stunning Rainbow-bricked Pathway

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    On June 22nd, the London Bridge was transformed into stunning rainbow-bricked pathway that aimed to cheer people up on a "gloomy Monday morning." The rainbow footpath was created by Spark Your City, a new movement that's dedicated to transforming ordinary city routines and landmarks into "extraordinary living playgrounds." They are setting out on an exciting journey linking 50 cities by a global chain of 1,000 events. They invite creative and talented women across the world to transform ordinary city routines and landmarks into extraordinary living playgrounds. ‘Love Mondays’ transformed…
  • Echelman's Aerial Fishnet Sculpture Suspended Over the Greenway

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, As If It Were Already Here, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. Her impressive city-scale fishnet sculpture is suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, a 1.5 mile, 17 acre stretch of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston, located above the I-93 tunnel system. The sculpture is an illuminated beacon at night, formed from over 100 miles of rope tied into more than 500,000 knots and is almost an half an acre in size while floating 50 to 365 feet over the park below. It is…
  • Bright Light, Vivid Sydney

    13 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    At last, we made it to this year's Vivid Sydney. After drooling over those stunning photos of the exhibition for years, it's great to experience all the immersive light installations first hand. As a first-time visitor, this festival helps you get acquainted with the capital city of NSW in the most spectacular way possible. It’s fun to walk through the CBD at night and enjoy the illuminating artworks. Here are some photos we captured at Vivid Sydney 2015. Influxx Leather(@shopinfluxx)張貼的相片 於 2015 年 5月 月 29 5:45上午 PDT 張貼 photo above: Affinity by amigo & amigo +…
  • Intricate Miniature Paper Art by Cybèle Young

    12 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    There is something about Cybèle Young's miniature sculptures that makes it impossible to look away once you lay eyes on it. It is utterly fascinating to see the everyday mundane moments transformed into intricate tiny paper sculptures through Cybèle Young's unique interpretation. A Toronto-based artist, Cybèle Young creates enchanting miniature world from fine Japanese paper. Engaging with abstract and familiar motifs, she juxtaposes sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them. Her intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day…
  • Chiharu Shiota Weaves a Tangled Web of Keys and Yarn

    7 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    I was going to call it a night when I stumbled upon Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota's latest work on my Timeline. In a moment of weakness, I decided to quickly share it here. More than 50,000 keys were collected from people across the globe then strung onto red yarn to create this visually stunning installation, titled "the Key in Hand". This is how visitors to the 2015 Venice Art Biennale find themselves completely engulfed by a sea of red yarn when they enter the Japan pavilion. The web of threads gravitates toward the two stranded boats at the center, catching some of the tangled keys.
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  • Top 25 Concept Art by James Paick that will blow your mind

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Top 25 Concept Art by James Paick that will blow your mind James Paick is the founder and Creative Director at Scribble Pad Studios with over 15 years of design experience. Scribble Pad Studios under the direction of James Paick has been responsible for creating some of the most memorable designs and moments in entertainment ...
  • Top 19 Illustrations and Concepts by Sergey Samarskiy

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    Top 19 Illustrations and Concepts by Sergey Samarskiy Sergey Samarskiy is a Professional illustrator. He is skilled in Illustration, Color Grading, Storyboarding, Concept Design, Concept Art, Sketching, Compositing, Character Design, promo art. In this post we are presenting you top 19 illustrations by him. Hope you all would love them. Appreciate by giving your feedback ...
  • 21 Concept Art by Eytan Zana

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    21 Concept Art by Eytan Zana Eytan Zana is currently a concept artist at Naughty Dog Inc. Specializing in environment design, Eytan has worked on such titles as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last Of Us, and Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. His previous clients include Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Digital Domain, and Wizards of ...
  • 19 Beautiful Girl Illustrations by David Adhinarya Lojaya

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
    19 Beautiful Girl Illustrations by David Adhinarya Lojaya David Adhinarya Lojaya is a Visual Development Artist – Illustration, Indonesia. Watch 19 Beautiful Girl Illustrations by David Adhinarya Lojaya.                                                             ...
  • How to make Nose, Eyes and Lips by Vĩ Đường

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    How to make Nose, Eyes and Lips by Vĩ Đường Vĩ Đường is a 2D Artist. In this post we are sharing some of tutorials of making of Nose, Eyes and Lips Digitally. Hope you would love the tutorial images. You can comment in given below comment box. Thanks for sharing with your friends. tutorial eyes   ...
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    Tina Mammoser Paintings

  • Preparing Light

    Tina Mammoser
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In August I will be including my work in a show called "Light" for Grejczik Gallery - and I wanted to create some new pieces in the series that were specifically related to stars and star colour.The Light series (click to view them all!) is already all about light (of course) but has evolved slowly from colours of sea and cliff, to sky, to stars. And the latter is the direction I'd like the series to go now. The ideas are of course starting with the obvious yellow, white, red and blue stars - but then the spectrums are getting a bit creative from there. Can I create the pink/red of a star but…
  • 3 shows in Scarborough

    Tina Mammoser
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Next week you can see a bit of my work in THREE places in Scarborough.Fisherman's Pier, Acrylic on canvas 40cm x 50cmFishermans' Pier is in a great little show of local artists at the Scarborough Art Gallery, our local art museum.COASTAL EXPLORATIONSorganised by the Scarborough Arts Forum group on FacebookScarborough Art GalleryThe CrescentExhibition on until 16 AugustOpen Tues-Sun 10-5Colour 7, part of the Colours of Yorkshire postcard seriesSeveral of my postcard-sized paintings have been selected for the anonymous exhibition at Woodend Gallery - with unlabelled postcards all for £20 from…
  • Ch ch ch changes - changes in the rock

    Tina Mammoser
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    After my outings with the Rotunda geology group I went back to Saltwick Bay last Thursday to meet with a photographer for a magazine photo. Two visits to my favourite spot in one week! One of the things our fearless leader, Liam Herringshaw, pointed out was the assumption by a lot of people that because of the fine structure of the shale - the mudstone - it's quite consistent throughout and was laid down continuously without a lot of changes (or "events"). In fact there are event horizons that can be seem on a very fine scale if you look at some pieces or areas of the mudstone with a…
  • Research for Writing - geology in the field

    Tina Mammoser
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
     New chapter added to the SCENES OF ART AND SCIENCE book: The Shale! (psst: last day to preorder and get cool Kickstarter-only extra options!)Writing at the fossil deskSunday, mere days away from the end of the Kickstarter campaign, I went on a group geology walk as a treat for my birthday (slightly after it) to once again walk the shale of Saltwick to Whitby once again with geologist Liam Herringshaw. This time as part of the Scarborough Rotunda's geology society.Having done this walk three times with an expert guide, I'm always surprised with new interesting information. Such as the…
  • Drawing goes LARGE

    Tina Mammoser
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Drawing LARGEToday I'm off to do the first chalkboard wall drawing in the new gallery. Very exciting! And on, apparently, what is to be the hottest day of the year. Good timing eh?So my supplies for today include the chalk (both sticks and powder form), charcoal, coloured chalk (for some red in the Dogger sandstone bit of the geology), and a giant fan.I've done a second (and third) sketch for the large drawing concept, not letting contradictory websites lead me astray on where the Dogger is!For a bit more background about the chalkboard wall, have a read of the Kickstarter update here. It has…
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  • 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    This post 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners Like any other medium, watercolour are a bit tricky to use if you are a beginner and just start out with painting. If you’re looking at your watercolor paper and are lost for ideas, if you think that amazing watercolors are just for pros… …don’t get desperate! It […] This post 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners appeared…
  • Acrylic Painting Tips – 5 Easy Ways To Clean your Palette

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    This post Acrylic Painting Tips – 5 Easy Ways To Clean your Palette is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Acrylic Painting Tips – 5 Easy Ways To Clean your Palette You have tried it all, but that damn hard acrylic paint won’t come off even with acid! Calm down! Even though you find it impossible there is remedy to everything. It gets better: Here you will find not only one, but 5 effective ways […] This post Acrylic Painting Tips – 5 Easy Ways To Clean your…
  • Why You Need Replicas To Improve Your Drawing Skills

    17 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    This post Why You Need Replicas To Improve Your Drawing Skills is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Why You Need Replicas To Improve Your Drawing Skills.   Let’s face it: When it comes to painting and drawing with confidence there’s no better way than to learn from the great masters of art. Why? I will reply to that with a question: Do you think you can learn maths from a teacher that […] This post Why You Need Replicas To Improve Your Drawing Skills appeared first on and…
  • How To Mix colors – A Practical Example

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    This post How To Mix colors – A Practical Example is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog How To Mix colors – A Practical Example   One of the hardest thing for every beginner to do, is to paint an object on a 2D surface ( like a sheet of paper, a canvas or other art media) in such a way that it will look like a real object, made in 3D. […] This post How To Mix colors – A Practical Example appeared first on and only belongs to YouPaint
  • How To Paint a Masterpiece – Theory of Colors

    22 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    This post How To Paint a Masterpiece – Theory of Colors is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog How to Paint a Masterpiece – an insight to Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Complementary Colors   In the previous article we have seen, how a color is structured (saturation,hue and value) and which are the questions you need to ask yourself before you put your colors on the palette. Did you do your homework? If […] This post How To Paint a Masterpiece – Theory of Colors…
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    Idiot Diary - World's Most Creative Ideas in Art, Design & Tech

  • Vivid Dripping Ink Illustrations by Marc Allante Rides You Down The Rainbow of Colors

    Darshan Paladiya
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    In the world of art where uniqueness is quite rear, it is absolutely a pleasure to find an artist who is one-of-a-kind and original. Marc Allante is also such a self-taught artist who has evolved fascinatingly as an artist over the course of years of his art practice. Hong Kong based Marc Allante grew his passion for visual arts at very early age. Having lived in countries like Hong Kong, Sydney and London, his works are visibly inspired by eastern and western art forms. Marc’s colorful illustrations are a contemporary fusion of Chinese inks, European water color & pen techniques…
  • Fairy, Neon Color Installations by Tanya Schultz Indulges You Into Dreamy Childhood

    Darshan Paladiya
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Tanya Schultz who works as pip & pop is anAustralia based artist well-known world widely for her eclectic style of art. She create immersive and colossal art installations using lots of fairy looking, neon shades of sugar, candy, plastic flowers, everyday craft materials and mixed media objects. Inspired by her fascination of paradise and fairy tales, she prepares ephemeral tiny worlds that have pony, deer, castles, mountains and fairy tale objects that were usually a part of our dreamy childhood. Her art installations, worth every pinch of their salt, are meticulous and full of…
  • Grace Ciao Beautifully Uses Real Flowers to Paper-illustrate Her Fashion Design

    Darshan Paladiya
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    A young artist based at Singapore, Grace Ciao is growing popular day by day for her very unusual way of illustrating fashion designs. Graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Grace chose to pursue her interest in fashion working  as a freelance fashion designer. And as a result, a beautiful way of illustrating fashion design was invented (although Grace claims that her innovative way of presenting designer dresses was invented accidentally when she just wanted to preserve the beauty of a drying rose that a boy had given her).
  • This Meticulously Hand-carved Floral Wood Works Will Captivate You

    Darshan Paladiya
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Joey Richardson, based at Lincolnshire, England is among the most popular wood workers on Internet. Grown up among lush greenery of trees and Twigmore woods, she developed an affection towards wood, nature, fauna and flora. Her passion along with unbeatable skill has transformed the painstaking craft into a sheer piece of art. She creates pristine and intricate salad bowls, spindles, architectural work etc from wood using traditional methods with hand-held tools. Joey’s mix of feminine delicate and beautiful shapes with masculine big and bold design gives her works an intriguing look…
  • Interesting Contorted Faces Made Out of Reclaimed Wood & Scrap by Nicolas Holiber

    Darshan Paladiya
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Brooklyn based Nicolas Holiber is renowned for his mixed media sculptures. Nicolas makes destructed and decaying faces out of different reclaimed materials like wood, feathers, bones and almost any random thing. Nicolas got widely popular after installing his huge sculpture downtown in Tribeca Park in Manhattan known as “Head Of Goliath”. Nicolas starts his work by collecting boxes of wood, small scraps, shipping pallets etc, dumps them on the floor, pick up a piece and start building. Nicolas usually doesn’t have any fixed drawing or outline to build his sculptures upon.
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    News Aboriginal Art Directory


    30 Jul 2015 | 7:59 pm
    For $500 or more you could earn yourself an original water-colour from Hermannsberg and help to complete a documentary film about that school of painting, about the life of its founder, Albert Namatjira, and about joys and tensions of a non-Indigenous theatre-maker and an Aboriginal actor creating a play featuring Albert and his white mentor, Rex Battarbee. Long-time Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre collaborator, the Big hART theatre company have been working with the Namatjira family and artist communities for the past 6 years. Together they wrote a theatre show which has toured Australia…
  • The Mural Project

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist who learnt the technique of traditional brush painting under the tutelage of a great master while growing up in the Anhui province of China. He arrived in Australia in 1988, and staged an exhibition in Melbourne. A month later he travelled to Alice Springs where he met Aboriginal people for the first time. In early 1990, he travelled to the Kimberley in Western Australia, and it was in Broome that he met and became friends with Aboriginal artist, Jimmy Pike, who later took Xiaoping to his Country in the Fitzroy Crossing region. The artists began…
  • The Wonderful World of Wayne Quilliam

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Wayne Quilliam is described as one of Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists, curators and cultural advisors working on the international scene. But to be a little more specific, he has won a Walkley Award, been named a NAIDOC Artist of the Year and has also won the Human Rights Media Award for his exhibition, The Apology. And he has also been nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic. Just recently he returned from Geneva where his solo exhibition, Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story, was launched at the new United Nations building. This exhibition, which…

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    The recent release of the 65 names that will be adjudged next month for the six National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art awards – the NATSIAAs – conceal some remarkable developments in Darwin. It seems unlikely that they originated with the new Director at the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT - Marcus Schutenko, formerly the CEO of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne – since he was only appointed in May. So perhaps we have his unlucky predecessor, Pierre Arpin to thank for these innovations. For a start, there's an Aboriginal artist judging the Awards! That…

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    The differences between the two major Indigenous art prizes in Australia – the NATSIAAs in Darwin and the WA Indigenous Art Awards in Perth – may be widening. While this year's finalists up North are predominantly artists from remote communities (see my separate story), 35% of Perth's selected finalists are urban/Blak artists. And winner Megan Cope, announced on 3rd July, is certainly one of them. Cope is a proudly identifying Noonucal/Ngugi woman of 30. She has nothing to prove to herself and the world – though the Australia Council's Aboriginal Arts Board sought to disagree – that…
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  • The Best Celebrity Short Hairstyles

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Keeping a short is very trendy these days and a lot of celebrities seem to go for that style and being in the middle of one of the hottest summers in recent years seems absolutely appropriate to give you... Read more
  • Amazing macro photography reveals the magical world of water droplets

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Ivelina Blagoeva, a freelance abstract art and macro photographer based in Bulgaria, reveals the surprisingly amazing artistic side of ordinary water droplets. Some might say such theme seems of less... Read more
  • Remarkable came-from-dreams scenery illustrations by Niken Anindita

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Niken Anindita (megatruh) is a self-taught digital artist from Jakarta, Indonesia. She draws only digitally, never used traditional painting materials. Since 2009 Anindita has dedicated her energy... Read more
  • Dos and Don'ts for Dealing with Anger

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Anger is no better than the green-eyed monster we call jealousy. As many wise men have already put it simply, anger is only a weakness. It is so, but still, anger is a feeling that usually clouds your... Read more
  • Naoto Hattori shows Stunning Colors and Details in His Works

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Source: Meet the extraordinary talented artist Naoto Hattori. He was born in 1975 in Yokohama, Japan. Hattori studied Graphic Design in Tokyo before he moved to... Read more
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