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  • Photo of the Day: 10/20/14

    John Trippe
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Photo: Daniel Valencia (San Francisco)
  • Tips to plan and organize your gallery show – stress free
    Antrese Wood
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
       “No surprises makes for a no stress gallery show”, Antrese Wood Antrese Wood shares her tips to plan and organize your gallery show.  Get your paintings, framing, and promotion plan worked out so that when you arrive at your art opening, you can relax and enjoy.  In this episode, Antrese walks you through step by step how she plans and organizes for a solo art show. Use these techniques for art fairs, group shows or open studios.  When your show opens you’ll be ready to go! Click Here to to get a special tip sheet!   HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS: Visualize (2:36) Breakdown Tasks…
  • 3 Tricks to Scoring Art Licensing Deals

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

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

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    An exhibition of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs, currently on view at the University of Toronto’s Art Centre, presents its audience with a large volume of stills taken by the poet between 1953 and 1996. Approximately 150 images hang on the walls of We are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), representing some of Ginsberg’s most intimate documented moments that capture and immortalize an instance in time. The viewer’s relationship to the work, like a gesture of paying homage, shifts between the dual role of…
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  • Allen Ginsberg’s Photographs: The Unforgivable Passage of Time

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    An exhibition of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs, currently on view at the University of Toronto’s Art Centre, presents its audience with a large volume of stills taken by the poet between 1953 and 1996. Approximately 150 images hang on the walls of We are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), representing some of Ginsberg’s most intimate documented moments that capture and immortalize an instance in time. The viewer’s relationship to the work, like a gesture of paying homage, shifts between the dual role of…
  • Art Review's 2014 Power 100: Money Is Power (Still)

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    As Camus incisively observed, it is our lot as human beings to try (and fail) to give meaning to life's invisible forces. Thrust out into the real world, after you finish your education ( and unless you're in the army) there's no way to know just how important you are. Yes, you're the Director of the Tate—but how to validate the magnitude of your success? As Three 6 Mafia would say "We eat so many shrimp"—but sometimes, we get iodine poisoning. The Art Review Power 100 is a shining example of this existential absurdism: last night the UK art magazine announced their 13th…
  • Photo Report: Inside Dutch Design Week

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Recently, a “Stereotypes of the Netherlands” map made its rounds on the Internet, describing how the Dutch conceptualize their small country’s terrain. Down south, in the middle of Brabant’s “Catholic Carnival Country,” a short distance from “Dumb People, Great Beer” (apologies, Belgium), is the technological oasis of “Philipstown,” so named for the diversified technology mega-corporation. If the city is known for innovation in technology and industrial design then Philips is the omnipresent forebear to this reputation;…
  • What Does Paris' Deflated Butt Plug Say About Art?

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Is it possible that there is someone out there, in the admittedly rather narrow demographic of folk who read this and other art related material, who hasn’t heard of Paul McCarthy’s forceful insertion of a thirty foot high inflatable replica Butt Plug into one of Paris’ most desirable addresses?  And yes, in case you were wondering, there is a fair chance that this puerile level of double entendre will continue throughout. If nothing else it gives me, the humble writer, a chance to palm off a hefty load of this kind of stuff. (Too much?) But what of it? What can be said…
  • Why Patti Loves Paris and Paris Loves Patti

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Patti loves Paris and Paris loves Patti, and the question that I’d ask is why? Now right at the beginning, up front, I need to make a few things clear. First, let me state that this relates to our FIAC coverage because Patti is performing at the most sought after, and possibly the only gig to feature as part of the FIAC programme. It's a reunion with John Cale, on Thursday night, at Fondation Cartier. Since this hardly seems sufficient to qualify my bold assertion I’ll also add that in 2005 she was named a commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry…
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  • After The Flash. Photography from the Atomic Archive

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Simon Faithfull's new commission, REEF, began in August 2014 off the Dorset coast, where a boat made a last voyage out to sea and was sunk to become an artificial reef - serving as an underwater sculpture and a lasting legacy for marine conservation and biodiversity continue
  • Invasive. "What if your tax money is used to kill animals?"

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Every year in the city of Ghent, thousands of the Invasive Canada Goose need to be killed by the city government. At huge public expenses. What if we convinced citizens to eat the birds instead? And convince the vegetarian community to get involved in the process? continue
  • Book review: Imagine Architecture. Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A young generation of creatives sees the urban landscape as the starting point for their work. When these illustrators, sculptors, or photographers engage with architecture, their art overrules conventional doctrines on the use of space. They use buildings as a medium for their ideas, breaking norms and triggering new tensions continue
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    Eye Level

  • 5 Questions for Christopher Kendall on the 21st Century Consort's Aviary Performance

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

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Richard Estes, Double Self-Portrait, 1976, oil on canvas, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr.and Mrs. Stuart M. Speiser Fund, 1976. © Richard Estes, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York. Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY "Richard is in love, obviously, with the way the world looks, but he's also in love with the act of painting and the magic of the act of painting," said independent curator and art historian Patterson Sims during "An Evening with Richard Estes" last week at American Art's McEvoy Auditorium. Sims is co-curator of Richard Estes'…
  • Seeing Things (14): Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    This is the fourteenth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts about seeing things. Eric Fischl's Ten Breaths:Tumbling Woman II When Eric Fischl inaugurated the Clarice Smith Distinguised Lectures in American Art series recently, he covered a lot of material. Though best-known as a painter, he's worked in a variety of media in his more than forty year career. Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II a second sculpture he made in response to the events of 9/11 is currently on view on the third floor of the American…
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  • GIF of the Day: Tom Moody

    Paddy Johnson
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Today’s GIF of the Day is an unplanned collaboration between artists Tom Moody, SeacrestCheadle and mrhealth. We’re on the road, so GIF commentary will be minimal. For now, we advise readers to simply enjoy the GIF.
  • SLIDESHOW: Prospect.3 Highlights So Far

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Lighted barge on the Mississippi River. “You Belong Here” by Tavares Strachan We’ll be offering reflections on the work we’ve seen at the New Orleans Prospect.3 biennial, “Notes for Now,” in the coming days but to jumpstart the conversation we’re posting a single image from each venue we visited yesterday. Can’t wait to really dig into this. Liu Ding’s performers spent two hours in the sun yesterday outside the Ache Cultural Center, drinking and listening to music. Newcomb Gallery at Tulane University: Hew Locke, “The…
  • Not Just a “Soccer Mom,” Michelle Grabner Likes Math

    Corinna Kirsch
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Still from “A Few Minutes With…Michelle Grabner.” Ken Johnson has poured hot water on himself—yet again—thanks to his short review of Michelle Grabner’s exhibition at James Cohan Gallery. Her flaw? She, and her work, is too domestic to a point of being “unexamined.” Grabner’s exhibition includes paper weavings, abstract paintings referencing digital aesthetics, and a mixed- media installation including garbage can lids, a family portrait, and wide base plinth. It’s not entirely domestic, so it’s hard to pull that idea out of the exhibition as a…
  • The Voyeur Who Approves of Richard Prince

    Paddy Johnson
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Some subjects in Richard Prince’s Instagram show don’t mind that their photos have been appropriated or that Prince makes leering comments. So says young conceptual artist Erika Blair in her Art Blog Art Blog response to my artnet News slam of the Richard Prince Instagram show at Gagosian. (She’s not actually in this show but has had her portrait turned into a canvas. She complains that while Prince indeed makes leering comments, she should not have been lumped into a group of women portrayed as, in her words, as being like a “social media damsel in distress.” Yes, I was very aware…
  • Friday Links: If America Had a National Font What Would It Be?

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Comic Sans in action Paddy and I are in New Orleans for Prospect.3; if you want to know the background to the exhibition, the why and how, this interview with Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans sums up all that we know, too. [Hyperallergic] Because pitbulls are adorable. [Daily Pitbulls] The Swedish government has commissioned a national font, Sweden Sans. If America named a national font what would it be? Our guess: Comic Sans. [Medium] Time waster + art = Doll Index. Developed by artist Joseph Montgomery, the site lets you generate differently sized stick figures. [Broadway World] A…
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    Art Biz Blog

  • Who You Are and What You Do

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

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

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

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

    Alyson Stanfield
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    This article is an edited excerpt from the soon-to-be-released newest edition of I’d Rather Be in the Studio. This Quick-Start Manual outlines the key areas you need to work on if you want more blog visitors. And who doesn’t want more blog visitors? Focus on Content More than anything else, good content will attract people to your blog. Create a regular schedule – perhaps once a week in the beginning – of writing and posting images of your art. Readers need to know they can depend on you. Feature other people on your blog, like loyal blogger Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson did (above…
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  • Rhizome Today

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
  • Big Data, Little Narration

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

    Michael Connor
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Amalia Ulman's social media performance Excellences & Perfections is presented as part of First Look, the ongoing series of digital projects co-curated and copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum. For this presentation, Rhizome's new social media archiving tool was used to capture the Instagram portion of the performance. View that capture here. Amalia Ulman, Excellences & Perfections, 2014 (detail). Performance: Instagram. Courtesy the artist. On April 19, 2014, Amalia Ulman uploaded an image to her Instagram account of the words "Part I" in black serifed lettering on a white…
  • Watch Now: Do You Follow? Art in Circulation 3

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Streaming live from Selfridges Off-Site, Weds Oct 15, 1030am - 12noon EST. A selfie is not a portrait, critic Brian Droitcour has argued, because unlike a portrait, which inscribes the sitter in history, it inscribes the body of its subject/maker into a network. This panel continues this line of reasoning, positing that the process of inscribing bodies into networks allows them to circulate as images. Our image-bodies morph, interact with one another, spark strong attachments with human viewers, and ultimately effect transformations on our physical bodies in ways that may be oppressive,…
  • Rush Transcript — "Do You Follow?" Panel One

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
     Work by Israel Lund at Eleven Rivington, June 2013 Do you follow? Art in Circulation 'Internet circulation has made all art look the same' 15 October, 2014 [Note: This is a rush transcript compiled by editorial fellow Anton Haugen. This document will be updated.] Rosalie Doubal: This is the first in a talk series that we have been working on with Rhizome, "Do You Follow? Art in Circulation," and today, we are addressing the statement that "Internet circulation has made all art look the same." This is presented in partnership with Rhizome, and I am extremely grateful to Curator and Editor of…
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  • Vilaykorn Sayaphet at English Kills Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

    tom moody
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Am not going to make it to Kansas City to see this show at Bill Brady's gallery but this intrigues, as a way to present digital painting and collage. Instead of the usual chin-scratching circuit around the perimeter of the gallery, moving from one expression to the next and saying, "I see," the viewer inscribes a much tighter circle, gawking "into" this tangle of overlapping (literally and figuratively) ideas. Not to say this hasn't been done -- think Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim -- but it seems like a good way to answer the naysayers who think this is just commodified abstract…
  • Quantum Leap Sideways (new Bandcamp release)

    tom moody
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Am pleased, and yet, humbled, to announce a new LP on Bandcamp: Quantum Leap Sideways. 10 tracks, consisting of mostly new material, continuing some lo-fi sampling ideas explored on the releases 40 Yards from the Machine and Household Kit. A small, nerdy collection of Eurorack sampling modules makes many of the sounds. Lower sampling rates and bit depths sidestep the tech world's inevitable drive to bigger files and bloatware, while still exploring some twisted notion of the "state of the art" -- hence the title of this release. This is my ninth release in 2014. Your support in the form of…
  • Quantum Leap Sideways -- LP liner notes

    tom moody
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Notes for the Quantum Leap Sideways LP on Bandcamp. These are mostly tech jottings so I remember what I did. Any thoughts, questions, etc on the music itself are welcome at the email address on this about page -- the contact form on Bandcamp also works. This is mostly new material, continuing some lo-fi sampling ideas explored on the releases 40 Yards from the Machine and Household Kit. A small, nerdy collection of Eurorack sampling modules makes many of the sounds. Lower sampling rates and bit depths sidestep the tech world's inevitable drive to bigger files and bloatware, while still…
  • embedded vimeo experiment

    tom moody
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Spheres 303 from Tom Moody on Vimeo.
  • "Spheres 303" (video)

    tom moody
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Recycled some vintage 'timelapse' molecule footage for a new modular synth tune on Update: Revisions to post; worked on the ending of the vid and re-uploaded.
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • The Clattering Train

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    I took notes as Joanne Greenbaum gave a talk about her paintings at the New York Studio School, the birthplace of the Whitney Museum....
  • Matisse at MOMA

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
  • such crooked timber

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    such crooked timber 2014 #470 18"x12"...
  • I Spy With My Eye...

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    From my apartment, I can see a tower in construction, friends tell me that it's midway through the process. A friend summoned this video for me recently:...
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • Google is destroying reading

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

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Although the two sides appear to be at an impasse on the size of the orchestra, the musicians claim to have made “significant progress” on health care. The players have suggested a health-care plan that will save the WAC about 25 percent — more than $250,000 a year — over the plan that management canceled on Oct. 1.”
  • What It’s Like To Be Naked Onstage

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    “Theater is about effective illusion. There are hundreds of ways of staging the application of a condom without being pornographic — heck, the whole scene could take place in pitch dark — but a lot of those solutions will vaguely disappoint the audience, who will conclude we couldn’t figure out how to fake it cleverly, or we didn’t have the courage to go further with it.”
  • NBCUniversal Settles Intern Lawsuit For $64 Million

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.
  • Master Forger’s Work Sells For £50,000 In Auction

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    “We had over 255 online bidders, not for each painting but during the course of the collection of his. There were between 50 and 80 people in the auction room at any one time.”
  • Frank Gehry Gives Journalist The Finder At A Press Conference

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    “A press conference in Oviedo on Thursday got off to a bad start when a journalist asked whether Gehry’s own architecture was just about spectacle.”
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  • Word to Mother Interview

    John Trippe
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    London based Word to Mother is currently showing "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" at Stolen Space in London. Our buddy David Shillinglaw had a chance to sit down with him to ask him about the show and focus on what he had for breakfast. DS: What did you have for breakfast?WTM: 100 grams of oats with water, 2 scoops of protein and amino acids.DS: That’s quite specific.WTM: It is... most of my mates think it’s odd. I can tell you exactly what I eat every day. 6 meals every day. The discipline of the training and eating feeds into the rest of my life and my work. I’m much more productive when…
  • Brain Lapse ~ Video

    John Trippe
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Brain Lapse by Jake Fried 2014.Hand-drawn animation with ink, white-out, coffee and collage.More at
  • Photo of the Day: 10/20/14

    John Trippe
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Photo: Daniel Valencia (San Francisco)
  • 11/7 - Jay Howell @FFDG

    John Trippe
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Our buddy Jay Howell is coming back to FFDG for his 3rd solo show with an opening set for Nov 7th ~ mark your calendar.Jay has been busy since moving to LA from SF working on his Nickelodeon show Sanjay and Craig. We're happy to welcome him and his work back to San Francisco on Nov 7th.

    John Trippe
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kinda knew it was going to happen eventually. Communications and the city have been changing for some time, but this one stings.
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  • Preparing for the 2014 FDI International Arbitration Moot

    Julia Callaway
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The annual Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot gathers academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss developments and gain a greater understanding of growing international investment, the creation of international investment treaties, domestic legislation, and international investment contracts. The FDI Moot occurs over the course of six months, and includes regional rounds, which took place in August in New Delhi, Seoul, and Buenos Aires, and concludes with the global finals. Global finals venues rotate each year between Frankfurt, Malibu, Boston,…
  • A Halloween horror story : What was it? Part 4

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    We’re getting ready for Halloween this month by reading the classic horror stories that set the stage for the creepy movies and books we love today. Every Friday this October we’ve unveiled a part of Fitz-James O’Brien’s tale of an unusual entity in What Was It?, a story from the spine-tingling collection of works in Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson, edited by Darryl Jones. Last we left off the narrator, Harry, tried to fight off a mysterious creature fighting him in his bed. His friend Hammond had just come to his rescue. Hammond stood holding the ends of…
  • Coded letters reveal an illicit affair and a woman of substance

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When an old friend told me he had saved the former Edward Everett Hale house in Matunuck, Rhode Island from demolition and gifted it to a local historical society with an endowment fund for its restoration, I remembered there was a significant collection of E. E. Hale letters at the Library of Congress that might throw light on the house. How could I have guessed this would lead me to uncovering the revered minister’s decades-long love affair with a forgotten, much younger and truly remarkable woman named Harriet E. Freeman? First I had to unlock the code the writers used in passages…
  • Navanethem Pillay on what are human rights for

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today is United Nations Day, celebrating the day that the UN Charter came into force in 1945. We thought it would be an excellent time to share thoughts from one of their former Commissioners to highlight the work this organization undertakes. The following is an edited extract by Navanethem Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from International Human Rights Law, Second Edition. I was born a non-white in apartheid South Africa. My ancestors were sugarcane cutters. My father was a bus driver. We were poor. At age 16 I wrote an essay which dealt with the role of…
  • Understanding viruses

    Julie Fergus
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    The reemergence of the Ebola epidemic provokes the kind of primal fear that has always gripped humans in the face of contagious disease, even though we now know more about how viruses work than ever before. Viruses, like all living organisms, are constantly evolving. This ensures that new viruses and their diseases will always be with us. For thousands of years, people knew little about the “plagues” that afflicted them and, despite the impossibility to define causality, there were many attempts to explain how they happened. Thucydides wrote in the History of the Peloponnesian War during…
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  • O cafea

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

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

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

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

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

  • AO On-Site – Paris: FIAC at Grand Palais and (OFF)ICIELLE at The City of Fashion and Design, October 22nd-26th, 2014

    D. Creahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Outside the Grand Palais for FIAC, all photos via Art Observed As the doors to one fair close, another set has opened on the opposite side of the English channel.  Paris’s FIAC is now in full swing after opening its VIP preview yesterday at the Grand Palais, packing in guests to view the fair’s deep selection […]
  • New York – Jim Shaw: “I Only Wanted You to Love Me” at Metro Pictures Through October 25th, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jim Shaw, The Deluge (2014), all images via Osman Can Yerebakan for Art Observed With a humorous wit and sarcastic tone, Jim Shaw has been mining the deep archive of Americana for decades, uniting the supposedly separated elements of high and low culture into comic pieces that carry a deeply caustic undertone. The artist’s newest show at Metro […]
  • New York – Richard Prince: “New Portraits” at Gagosian Gallery Through October 25th, 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait) (2014), Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph By Robert Mckeever. Currently on view at Gagosian Gallery’s smaller galleries at 976 Madison, Richard Prince’s new set of Instagram-culled pieces are nearly as potent in exposition as they are in person, a series of images pulled directly from the social media app’s user accounts, and blown […]
  • Nicholas Serota Tops Art Review Power 100 Rankings

    D. Creahan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The annual Art Review Power 100 Ranking has been published, with Tate Director Nicholas Serota topping the list.  Serota is followed close behind by David Zwirner (who maintains his number two ranking from last year) and Iwan Wirth.  Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, last year’s number 1 entry, has been placed this year at 13th.Read […]
  • MOCA Elects 4 New Board Members as Confidence Grows

    D. Creahan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In another sign of increased confidence in new Director Philip Vergne, MOCA has added 4 new seats to its board of trustees, among them artist Mark Bradford, public policy strategist Heather Podesta, and art collector Cathy Vedovi.  “I don’t get the feeling that this is the new MOCA, and we don’t want to talk about […]
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    The Art of Healthy Living

  • Surgery Can Help Create Shapely Ears

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Photos by Madrid-based photographer Juan Aballe. More below. View the whole post: Juan Aballe over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: The Bots – “All I Really Want”

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Madison Bullard has created a brilliant video for the band The Bots re-creating the experience of scrolling gifs on Buzzfeed, or in this case Botsfeed. It’s more entertaining than it sounds, and it just might be the most accurate depiction of Internet culture ever in a music video. Watch “All I Really Want” below, and make it full screen for the full effect. View the whole post: Video of the Day: The Bots – “All I Really Want” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Best of Kickstarter: “The Sa” Innovative Origami-like Umbrella

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Justin Nagelberg and Matthew Waldman have designed an umbrella called, The Sa, that does away with the inner skeleton that most umbrellas have. Its striking unibody design also allows for easy repair, and is made of environmentally conscious materials to make it highly recyclable. Watch the video below! View the whole post: Best of Kickstarter: “The Sa” Innovative Origami-like Umbrella over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Design a Sticker for Booooooom! We’ll send you 500.

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    We’re teaming up with Stickerobot Custom Stickers to run a fun little project. They’ve been a supporter of Booooooom for a long time and have made us a ton of custom printed stickers over the years. We’ve made clear stickers and die cut ones but I’ve kept the actual designs really plain. This is where you guys come in. This is a call to all you artists and illustrators out there to design us a 3″ x 3″ sticker. It can be whatever you want it just needs to have the word “Booooooom” somewhere in it. This doesn’t necessarily mean we just…
  • Chelsea Welsh

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    “Caught in the Days Unraveling”, photos by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based photographer Chelsea Welsh. More below. View the whole post: Chelsea Welsh over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • Joy Garnett: Being There @ Platform Gallery, Seattle

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

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Although the two sides appear to be at an impasse on the size of the orchestra, the musicians claim to have made “significant progress” on health care. The players have suggested a health-care plan that will save the WAC about 25 percent — more than $250,000 a year — over the plan that management canceled on Oct. 1.”
  • What It’s Like To Be Naked Onstage

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    “Theater is about effective illusion. There are hundreds of ways of staging the application of a condom without being pornographic — heck, the whole scene could take place in pitch dark — but a lot of those solutions will vaguely disappoint the audience, who will conclude we couldn’t figure out how to fake it cleverly, or we didn’t have the courage to go further with it.”
  • NBCUniversal Settles Intern Lawsuit For $64 Million

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.
  • Master Forger’s Work Sells For £50,000 In Auction

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    “We had over 255 online bidders, not for each painting but during the course of the collection of his. There were between 50 and 80 people in the auction room at any one time.”
  • Frank Gehry Gives Journalist The Finder At A Press Conference

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    “A press conference in Oviedo on Thursday got off to a bad start when a journalist asked whether Gehry’s own architecture was just about spectacle.”
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    CR Blog

  • New type

    Rachael Steven
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    This month’s pick of new type designs, projects and events includes new releases from foundries Klim and Blackletra, a lovely letterpress printed newspaper and an exhibition exploring type and manual printing methods from Fraser Muggeridge... Spot Mono First up, though, is Berlin type foundry and design studio Schick Toikka’s latest release, Spot Mono. Available in four weights with an extended icon set, its design is inspired by contemporary Japanese display typefaces and classic typewriter faces such as Courier. Images via Schick Toikka Shick Toikka has produced some great typefaces…
  • Bagpuss, the marmalade cat

    Mark Sinclair
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Emily's cat Bagpuss; the most important, the most beautiful, the most magical saggy old cloth cat in the whole wide world. And as new book The Art of Smallfilms reveals – originally, marmalade. So what happened to him? The Art of Smallfilms, published by Four Corners Books (see our longer piece on the book here) charts the history of the Kentish studio set up by Oliver Postgate in 1959 and which went on to produce several classics of children's animation, from The Clangers and Bagpuss, to Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog. Postgate's creative partner at Smallfilms was the illustrator Peter…
  • Scott King art directs new UAL student magazine

    Mark Sinclair
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Cover image photography by Tyrone Lebon. Cover graphic: Mark James Works The debut issue of Artefact, the new newspaper for the University of the Arts London, features well-honed student journalism, imagery by a range of established artists and photographers and an influential name in the art director's chair: Scott King. I talked to him and the London College of Communication's Simon Hinde about the launch of the new project... With its debut issue out this month Artefact will replace UAL's current student paper, Arts London News. As LCC's journalism and publishing programme leader, Hinde…
  • Ads of the Week

    Eliza Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Here's CR's pick of the best ads that we've seen these week: including work for Facebook, Virgin America, Lacoste, Full Circle, Google, and the UK's Coastguard service. First up though, a Halloween-inspired film for Ikea... Created by BBH Asia Pacific (which was also behind the recent, brilliant Ikea 'bookbook' spot) for the Singapore market, the film sees Stanley Kubrick's classic horror The Shining reimagined in an Ikea store. Look out for key moments from the film referenced throughout. ECD: Scott McClelland; Creatives: Marcus Yuen, Angie Featherstone; Director: Jordan Quellman; Production…
  • Designa: technical secrets of the visual arts

    Mark Sinclair
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    A new sourcebook aims to reveal the secrets behind the many of the patterns and symbols that occur in the traditional visual arts. From Celtic and Islamic designs, to studies of curves, perspective, symmetry and the 'golden section', Designa is a real box of delights... The book is actually composed of six previously published editions from Wooden Books, with various appendices included to provide further context. And each chapter – ostensibly one of the six books published between 2007 and 2013 – is at once scientific and philosophical about the process of design. After all, much of the…
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  • Some Progress In Atlanta Symphony Talks (Small)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Although the two sides appear to be at an impasse on the size of the orchestra, the musicians claim to have made “significant progress” on health care. The players have suggested a health-care plan that will save the WAC about 25 percent — more than $250,000 a year — over the plan that management canceled on Oct. 1.”
  • What It’s Like To Be Naked Onstage

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    “Theater is about effective illusion. There are hundreds of ways of staging the application of a condom without being pornographic — heck, the whole scene could take place in pitch dark — but a lot of those solutions will vaguely disappoint the audience, who will conclude we couldn’t figure out how to fake it cleverly, or we didn’t have the courage to go further with it.”
  • NBCUniversal Settles Intern Lawsuit For $64 Million

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.
  • Master Forger’s Work Sells For £50,000 In Auction

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    “We had over 255 online bidders, not for each painting but during the course of the collection of his. There were between 50 and 80 people in the auction room at any one time.”
  • Frank Gehry Gives Journalist The Finder At A Press Conference

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    “A press conference in Oviedo on Thursday got off to a bad start when a journalist asked whether Gehry’s own architecture was just about spectacle.”
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  • Grayson Perry - Who Are You? - on TV and at the NPG

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

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

    Katherine Tyrrell
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Earlier this week I visited the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers at the Mall Galleries in London.   The exhibition continues until Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists - Review (Part 1)

    Katherine Tyrrell
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    These are some views of the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I visited two exhibitions at the Mall Galleries yesterday. The RSMA was having its Private View which,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • More videos by the creator of 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

    Katherine Tyrrell
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lady with an ErminePortrait of Cecilia Galleraniby Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art was uploaded to YouTube in April 2007. You've probably seen it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Art and race: Through A Lens Darkly, Nick Cave and Jordan Casteel

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Expect to see an influx of Brits and other non-New Yorkers in Bushwick this weekend for Exchange Rates, also known as The Bushwick Expo, an artist-driven gallery exchange and collaboration between Bushwick galleries and artist-run initiatives from Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Conceived by Stephanie Theodore, Paul D'Agostino and Sluice_, Exchange Rates exhibitions will be on view through Sunday afternoon. Norte Maar has organized a special edition of Beat Night, which means galleries will be open on Friday night from 6-10. I've got a few pieces on view in a terrific group show at…
  • The backstory: Abstraction and Its Discontents

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / What brings out the best in artists? In vivid terms, two recent movies, Bird People and Whiplash, respectively illustrate that calm immersion in the ordinary world can do so in some cases, balefully solipsistic detachment from that world in other situations.Click for full story / links
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    Studio Notes

  • Transparent Water

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Hey everyone~ I'm back! This has been the longest break in my blogging, ever! I can explain, but I'm not going to, because that would be a boring read.  Instead, let's just continue as if there was no break.OK, so I had this brilliant idea to assign homework to my students in the figure drawing / painting class, which was to take a drawing done from life, 5 to 20 minute pose, and using it, do a black and white study in oil. It turned out to be a great exercise because it allows the student to work with paint and focus on values without being overwhelmed by color. It is hard enough…
  • Plein Air Paintings from Paso Robles

    4 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    A Story Not Yet Written, 12 x 9 inches, oil on linenA few weeks ago, I participated in the annual Paso Artsfest, a big celebration of the arts in the beautiful Paso Robles area of California. Some twenty artists were invited to paint in Paso Robles and its surrounding areas (and boy, there is so much to paint!) , and show our efforts at the end of the week.I had a great time painting and hanging out with some of my friends who were also in the event. I used to get so stressed out doing these plein air events. Over the years I've done many, and have learned to just relax and enjoy it. Nowadays…
  • The Chameleon Couch

    12 May 2014 | 10:44 pm
    She Turned Away, Hiding Her Grin, 16 x 12 inches, oil on linenI started this one with a model, working from observation for the first three hours. Notice the couch is blue - it's the same couch as the one seen in the last post, and in many others I've posted in the last few years. The actual couch is gray. I just make it different colors, largely on whim. Sometimes I cover it with colored (or not) fabric to get a feel for the color environment, but often I just respond to the color scheme that I've decided on at the start of the painting.The shape of the couch varies in my paintings also. I…
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    Art Print Issues

  • How Fame Sells Art | Get Some| Get Happy

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

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

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

    Barney Davey
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Discover Practical Advice to Boost Your Art Career. I launched this blog in 2005. Since then I have published nearly 600 art marketing and art business articles. Here are select posts from five broad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers

    Barney Davey
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The importance of networking for artists cannot be overstated. Are your low sales due to not enough qualified buyers seeing your art? You will go far in fixing the problem by learning effective... [[ 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

  • Nicolas Delort (update)

    Charley Parker
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Nicolas Delort is a Canadian/French illustrator who I wrote about in early 2013, and featured in the article on contemporary ink artists I wrote for the Spring 2014 issue of Drawing Magazine. Since then, Delort has revised and updated his blog and website, adding a number of striking new images done in his beautiful ink and scratchboard style. Among contemporary illustrators using scratchboard, Delort’s work stands out for its dramatic approach light and dark, made viscerally immediate by his adept use of texture. Delort employs his linear textures not only to suggest the character of…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt’s Self-portrait with Two Circles

    Charley Parker
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Self-portrait with Two Circles, Rembrandt We don’t have access on the web to an image at the level of high resolution available for the Rembrandt self-portrait at the age of 53 that I wrote about a few days ago, but we can see enough to appreciate more of the master’s superb painting skills. Rembrandt was adept at all aspects of painting: glazing, wet-into-wet, scumbling and even scratching out with the butt of a brush, as he has done here in the cloth just below the neck, and perhaps above the eye to our left (though I’m not sure those are entirely intentional marks). The…
  • Stephanie Hans

    Charley Parker
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    French illustrator and comics artist Stephanie Hans is known in particular for her painted style comics covers and interior panel illustrations. She excels at dynamic comics covers, many for American titles, that involve women characters in forceful or emotional roles. Her website is in French, but it’s easy enough to navigate for for those who don’t read French. The portfolio has sections for cover art, comics (bande dessinée), and illustration, along with a bibliography. You can find more of her work on her deviantART gallery and Tumblr, as well as the site of her U.S.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Grimshaw’s Stapleton Park

    Charley Parker
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Stapleton Park near Pontefract Sun, John Atkinson Grimshaw On WikiArt. The original is in a private collection. Grimshaw loved to do these scenes of softly lit Autumn evenings with a lone figure, usually a woman seen from behind, walking down an empty stretch of road. See also my previous Eye Candy post of Grimwhaw’s Evening Glow.
  • Wayne Haag

    Charley Parker
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Wayne Haag is an Australian matte painter and illustrator whose film credits include The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, The Wolverine, Maze Runner and Gods of Egypt, as well as the television series Farscape. Haag works both in digital and traditional media, but prefers when possible to paint science fiction subjects in oil. As you look through his website portfolio and Archives, you may find images that you would assume are digital — given the preferences in contemporary illustration circles — but are in fact, done in traditional oil painting. In addition to his website, you…
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  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

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

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

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

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

    Georgia Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Sometime in a relationship, problems usually arise and it can be pretty ominous in a couple if they are arguing about money. Studies show that 30 percent of couples who disagree about money once every week will more likely to get divorced than those who only agree about finances once a month. An argument leading to a divorce can be pretty bad, but you can still prevent this to happen. Know how your financial problems can possibly ruin your relationship and do something about them as soon as possible. Not talking about money at all In order to not argue about it, you and your spouse must have…
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  • Spotted! Wu Yanrong

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

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

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

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

    Guest Writer
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Last month, BooksActually x Math Paper Press introduced us to the work of two young poets, Cheryl Julie Lee and Michelle Tan. On the occasion of their book launch, BooksActually’s Marketing whiz, Angelin Chua, quizzed the young authors on our behalf. Here is Angelin in conversation with Cheryl Julie Lee, author of ‘We Were Always Eating Expired Things‘. Cheryl is a postgraduate at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Burn After Reading (Singapore) collective. Her work has appeared in QLRS, The Adroit Journal, and Prick of the Spindle among others. If you have to choose…
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    David LaMorte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Attention ‘Blinks’ and Plant Blindness

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Plant projects can be overwhelming. I had a school plant project once that was, quite simply, a hassle. I did not think there was enough direction and many parents didn’t like it either. Since then I have seen other people’s children struggle through plant projects. There must be a better way, I always think. I […]
  • InterpretPlants Workshops for Fall, Winter & Spring

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Interview with Chris Simms – British Author

    Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    He knew about his great-grandfather, Padraig. The giant navvy who, back in the late eighteen hundreds, had gathered enough money through bare-knuckle fighting to get his family out of the Manchester slum known as Little Ireland. – Sleeping Dogs Chris Simms has worked in airports, nightclubs, post offices and telesales centres. After travelling throughout the world, he settled near Manchester where he lives with his wife and four children. Along with nominations for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year award and Crime Writer’s Association Dagger awards (for his novels and short…
  • Dr Brian May lends rare Victorian 3D photographs to Tate Britain

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Dr Brian May lends rare Victorian 3D photographs to Tate Britain Michael Burr The Death of Chatterton (red flowers) c.1861 photograph, hand coloured albumen prints on stereo card Collection Dr Brian May Astronomer and Queen’s guitarist, Dr Brian May has lent a rare collection of Victorian stereographic photographs to Tate Britain. They are featured in ‘Poor man’s picture gallery’: Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography until 12 April 2015This is the first display in a major British art gallery devoted to the nineteenth-century craze of three-dimensional photography, known as…
  • So, you joined Twitter….. Now What?

    Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Everyone told you to join Twitter, so you did…. you mulled over the right name (which should really be your real name), and you created your account. hmmmmm Now what? Firstly you need to know what Twitter is. Twitter is a social network for everyone, available on your PC, mobile phone and tablet, where you add short sentences filled with information about you. 140 characters is all you have. In that 140 characters you would be surprised what you can add You are trying to get over your message clearly and within your limit For instance; ebooks From smashwords plus we have an appover…

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEWLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF BARONESS BOOTHROYD Baroness Boothroyd by Brendan Kelly, 2014Copyright: National Portrait Gallery, London A newly commissioned portrait of the first, and only, female Speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (Monday 13 October 2014). Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, it is the first painted portrait of Boothroyd to enter the Collection. Painted by artist Brendan Kelly, the larger than life-sized, square portrait (1m x 1m) shows…
  • Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language.

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language. © Andrew Dunkley, Tate Photography The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle takes place in London this October. It comprises a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language., this unique project has been specially devised by the artist and focuses on the particular importance of textiles in his…
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

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

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

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

    Wendy Campbell
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. In 1592, Caravaggio fled Milan for Rome after becoming involved in a quarrel that resulted in the wounding of a police officer.  With next to no money to survive, he found work with Giuseppe Cesari – Pope Clement…
  • Mark Rothko: 1903-1970

    Wendy Campbell
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on September 25, 1903, Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz), was a major Abstract Expressionist artist and had an important influence on the development of colour field painting. Latvian by birth, Rothko emigrated with his mother and sister to the United States in 1913, joining his father and 2 brothers who had come a few years before. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Rothko did well in school and upon completion was awarded a scholarship to Yale which he attend from 1921-1923.  He found the Yale community to be elitist and racist and dropped out after two years of study. Rothko moved to New…
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    Jeannine Cook's Art Blog

  • I have changed my Blog Address

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Along with a new website at, I have changed my blog about art to a new address:http://www.jeanninecook/blog.Follow me to this blog site if you would like to continue reading what I write about art and artists. I would love it if you do.
  • Echoing Joan Miró's Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Karin Maraney
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Agora Gallery is expanding! We’re all very excited to announce that Agora will be opening a brand new ground floor gallery space, right below our original second floor location. The gallery space that regular visitors know and love will be staying as and where it is – but, in addition, there will be an elegant, spacious gallery downstairs as well. We are thrilled to announce this development, which will enable us to develop the ways in which we can offer artists and collectors our trademark professional, friendly service. Just like our second floor location, the new gallery will…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Art News From Around the World: Where is the world’s oldest art? In an Indonesian cave. So we’ll have to rethink the Eurocentric version of creativity. Astonishingly, in this year’s ArtPrize, the jury and the people pick the same winner. If you don’t make much money selling your art, can your profession still be ‘artist’? Yes, says the US Tax Court. How do we decide which art is racist? And who gets to decide? UK government is under pressure to totally rethink cultural funding – so that London doesn’t get far more than the rest. Popular Stories…
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  • News: New Season of ART21 Airs Tonight

    Assistant Art Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The seventh season of the groundbreaking documentary series that interviews contemporary artists working at the fore of their field will air on public television station WTTW starting tonight, Friday, October 24, at 10 pm. This season will include segments about Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Graciela Iturbide, Joan […]
  • News: Call for $20,000 Public Art Commission at Chinatown Public Library

    Assistant Art Editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Two weeks remain before the deadline to submit interest in being considered for a new public artwork commission to be installed in the new Chinatown Branch Library that will be built at the intersection of Archer and Wentworth Avenues. The total project budget is $20,000 to be awarded to an artist or team of artists […]
  • News: Claudine Isé Appointed Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last week Woman Made Gallery (WMG) announced that former Newcity contributor Claudine Isé has been appointed as the venerable exhibition space’s new executive director. Isé succeeds Beate Minkovski who is retiring after twenty years of service to the organization. In the gallery’s press release, Isé speaks to the important role Woman Made has performed in […]
  • The Social Media Yada Yada

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Who has time to read websites anymore? All the cool kids in town are too busy reading print magazines (or are we mistaken here?). Luckily you can find us on the same social platforms that every other blog, publication, and laundromat in town are on – so be sure to check us out on Facebook […]
  • Review: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The story of Renaissance painting begins with innovations in naturalism that were a welcome liberation from the schematic strictures of the Byzantine style. Or at least, that’s how the leading art historians of the last century, like Ernst Gombrich, told it. Perhaps that’s why this is the first special exhibition devoted exclusively to Byzantine […]
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  • A few tips on how NOT to sell…

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

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

    Tara Reed
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    A very important thing to keep in mind when creating art for art licensing is WHY PEOPLE BUY. There are certain items people buy because they have to. Gas & insurance for their car.  Heat for their home in the winter.  Food to eat.  Basic necessities are MUST BUY items.  Most of those items do not license art because they don’t need to.  They compete with price, location, convenience and more. Then there are the things people buy because they want them. I recently bought this cotton candy because of the fun packaging.  Is it good cotton candy?  I have no idea!  But the…
  • We have a TIME for the Ask Call with the Library of Congress Copyright Office!

    Tara Reed
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yeah!  You have no idea how many emails, phone calls and conversations are going into making this Ask Call a reality.  Let’s just say… a lot.  I’m really excited about the call and how open and responsive the copyright office has been during this process. We have set a time so open your calendars and block off the time to join us live… drumroll please…. 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern Use to calculate the time at your place if you aren’t in one of those two locations. If you can’t join us live, the replay will be free as well.
  • Can you step back and unemotionally evaluate your experience?

    Tara Reed
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    An important skill to learn – which I’ve heard artists get really good at during critiques at art school – is to be able to step back and evaluate your work AND your results without letting emotion get in the way. Sure – emotions sometimes pop up when we don’t get that deal we wanted or our dream company says “no thank you”.  Everything from mild disappointment to tears welling up in your eyes – emotion happens. But when the emotion subsides, can you step back and take an unemotional look at what happened? WHY didn’t your art get chosen?
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  • Gavi Crane, a detail shot from my painting ”Fever Blanket -...

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Gavi Crane, a detail shot from my painting ”Fever Blanket - もうふねつ”, Acrylic and pigment ink, 12 x 12’, 2014 (via edible-emotions) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Gavi Crane on iheartmyart.More painting on iheartmyart.
  • n-lite, 8BIT探偵, 2014 ______ See more...

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    n-lite, 8BIT探偵, 2014 ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more n-lite on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart.
  • n-lite, ディゾルブpink, 2014 ______ See more...

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    n-lite, ディゾルブpink, 2014 ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more n-lite on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart.
  • #ThrowbackThursday, 1970’s New York City edition: Bill...

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    #ThrowbackThursday, 1970’s New York City edition: Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ca. 1972. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the photographer. Part of the exhibition “Bill Cunningham: Facades.” (via nyhistory) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more historical photography on iheartmyart.
  • Jakub Rebelka, Magellan,...

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Jakub Rebelka, Magellan, 2014 Tumblr: shzrebelka | DrawCrowd | Prints ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Jakub Rebelka on iheartmyart.More drawing on iheartmyart.
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  • Best of Frieze London 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    BIPRIDE Acryl, Leinwand30 x 40 cm2014
  • Pansexuality

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    PANSEXUALITY Acryl, Leinwand40 x 40 cm2014
  • Transmania

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    TRANSMANIA Acryl, Leinwand30 x 30 cm2014
  • My little biest

    27 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    MY LITTLE BIESTAcryl, Leinwand    20 x 20 cm  2014
  • Love

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    LOVEAcryl, Leinwand    40 x 40 cm  2014
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  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
  • Kids Playground by Espace Libre

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Children deserve much more attention in urban planning than what they are getting currently. As small children and toddlers are not likely to raise their voices to demand the attention, it is up to us adults to do something about it. We need to support, demand and finance more initiatives that help children – and their parents – enjoy the outdoors, even in urban settings. French urban planning and architecture firm Espace Libre, has created a delightful multi-functional play area for toddlers in the commune of Alfortville, located 7.6 kilometres (4.7 miles) from the centre of…
  • Dune Villa in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If we had only one word to describe this residence, we’d use harmony. If we’d have just two, we’d use harmony and elegance. Luckily, we can use many more, and timeless is a third word that comes to mind immediately. Architects Geert Bosch and Annemariken Hilberlink of Berlicum, Netherlands-based HILBERINKBOSCH architects designed this timeless gem for a couple whose children have already left the house. The villa is located in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a municipality in the Dutch province of Utrecht. The key to the harmonious elegance of the house is the way it sits on its site.
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like its namesake, the Paris-Nice express train of the 1950s, Le Mistral gift shop in Tokyo is precise and orderly. With its navy blue base color and strict visual rules reminiscent of a dapper railway uniform, the interior is an effective vessel to display the tightly (strictly) edited selection of gift items from around the world. Designed by Jumpei Matsushima of JP architects, the 61 square-meter (656 sq.ft.) shop is also thoroughly Japanese in its sparse coloring and its neat and exact (precise)  division of space in ever-repeating rectangles. By giving clear rules (in both meanings…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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    7 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advance. I have designed instruction courses to take your Music production and knowledge to the next level! Ableton LIVE is an amazing tool, and can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from Recording, Remixing, DJ’ing,and Live performance. It can be confusing at first, due to the […]

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  • CHOR BOOGIE Signed Limited Edition Prints

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Edlen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    There's no time for hatred, only questions. Where is love? Where is happiness? What is life? Where is peace? - Jeff Buckley
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  • Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

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

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

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

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

    Nandini Moitra
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    With each new generation a new synergy comes to the artistic endeavours, and this synergy needs to be located, presented, documented and encouraged so that its manifestations are not lost, and it gets a new boost. Precisely this is what the ‘GenNext’ shows have been doing for the past several years with much care and concern.  Each year, we look forward to this show mounted and well documented by Aakriti Art Gallery in Kolkata. This year the exhibition would be held at Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi and is a cause for celebrations by the Delhi Art Fraternity.  I welcome the show to the city…
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • A few tips on how NOT to sell…

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

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

    Tara Reed
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    A very important thing to keep in mind when creating art for art licensing is WHY PEOPLE BUY. There are certain items people buy because they have to. Gas & insurance for their car.  Heat for their home in the winter.  Food to eat.  Basic necessities are MUST BUY items.  Most of those items do not license art because they don’t need to.  They compete with price, location, convenience and more. Then there are the things people buy because they want them. I recently bought this cotton candy because of the fun packaging.  Is it good cotton candy?  I have no idea!  But the…
  • We have a TIME for the Ask Call with the Library of Congress Copyright Office!

    Tara Reed
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yeah!  You have no idea how many emails, phone calls and conversations are going into making this Ask Call a reality.  Let’s just say… a lot.  I’m really excited about the call and how open and responsive the copyright office has been during this process. We have set a time so open your calendars and block off the time to join us live… drumroll please…. 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern Use to calculate the time at your place if you aren’t in one of those two locations. If you can’t join us live, the replay will be free as well.
  • Can you step back and unemotionally evaluate your experience?

    Tara Reed
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    An important skill to learn – which I’ve heard artists get really good at during critiques at art school – is to be able to step back and evaluate your work AND your results without letting emotion get in the way. Sure – emotions sometimes pop up when we don’t get that deal we wanted or our dream company says “no thank you”.  Everything from mild disappointment to tears welling up in your eyes – emotion happens. But when the emotion subsides, can you step back and take an unemotional look at what happened? WHY didn’t your art get chosen?
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

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

    Amanda Makepeace
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    After sharing a few oil painting time lapse videos I thought it was time for a beautiful watercolor. The artist is Dawn Carlton. Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Dawn Carlton, ebsq, Oregon, time lapse, watercolor painting, youtube
  • Art Seen: Trick or Treat Crow

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Trick or Treat Crow by Monique Morin MatsonFiled under: Artseen Tagged: art, art seen, artists, crow, ebsq, graveyard, halloween, scratchboard art
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    1. Art Seen: Halloween is steadily approaching. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share a Halloween Skull by EBSQ’s own CES. 2. Artist Guide: 10 Website Mistakes that Kill Your Art Sales 3. Learning Resources: Tip #84 from Cathy Johnson – Sketching on the Spot in Cold Weather. 4. Exhibits: It won’t be long till the calendar turns over and we are November. Now is the time to start plannings for the November Exhibits at EBSQ. Coming up we have Airships (Zeppelins to Steampunk) and Naked Trees. 5. In the News:  Are Over Half the Works on the Art Market Really…
  • Art Seen: Nosh Pit

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nosh Pit by Emily J WhiteFiled under: Uncategorized Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, halloween, zombies
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  • Repetitive Spirit

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

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

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

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    It is with great daughterly pride that I announce my mother’s solo art exhibition at the Queens Botanical Garden. Yay Mommy!! This event has been almost a year in the making, and what a joyous triumph it is. Mom’s show, titled “Evolution of an Artist”, has just been unveiled in the Visitor’s Building and will remain on view until January 17th. Also, Mom is teaching a Plein Air Art Workshop this Saturday at the Botanical Garden. So basically, Mama is on a roll! I can’t tell you all how proud I am of her, happy for her, and how much my brother and I are…
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  • Where Folk and Fine Art Meet

    Laura C. Mallonee
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Joseph Cornell, Untitled, Gift of Mrs. John A. Benton. © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. (All images courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art) What did John Frederick Kensett, a 19th-century artist part of the Hudson River School, have in common with Thomas Matteson, a blanket chest-maker from Vermont? According to the brochure for an intriguing new show about material culture at Williams College of Art, “[Kensett] portrayed American wilderness as both symbol and resource, depicting the taming of forested land as an indicator of…
  • Frick Garden and Watts Towers Listed Among Most Endangered US Art Landscapes

    Allison Meier
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    70th Street Garden at the Frick Collection, New York (photo by Navid Baraty, 2014) (all images courtesy the Cultural Landscape Foundation) The Frick Collection’s Russell Page–designed garden, planned for destruction as part of the Manhattan museum’s expansion project, is one of 11 land-based art pieces announced as under threat this week by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The organization’s annual compendium, Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape,lists the Frick’s 70th Street Garden along with other works in the United States that TCLF says are at…
  • From Goya to Ab-Ex in a Series of Brushstrokes

    Peter Malone
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Installation view, ‘Dana Saulnier: Stacks and Traps’ at First Street Gallery (image courtesy First Street Gallery) Dana Saulnier’s ostensibly expressionist canvases at First Street Gallery carry a bravado reminiscent at first glance of mid-century abstraction. Yet they flaunt an obvious distance from their Action painting precursors by the employment of allusive figural references. Even among the growing number of painters inspired by a mingling of spatial illusion and surface event, Saulnier reveals an acute sense of impunity in his work. More than any paintings of recent…
  • In Maryland Wizard Statue, Some See Salve for Recession Woes — But Not All Are Enchanted

    Benjamin Sutton
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Illustration from “Goethe’s Werke” (1882) (image via Wikimedia Commons) An eight-foot-tall sculpture of a wizard in a couple’s front yard has sparked a debate in the village of Oakland Mills, Maryland, about what constitutes appropriate neighborhood statuary, who has the power to decide what is and isn’t art, and whether or not the towering sorcerer could help lift the community out of economic depression. When Debbie and Roger Matherly of Macomber Lane decided to do away with a rotting pine tree in their front yard, the Baltimore Sun reports, they called in…
  • Opening a Gallery in a Contemporary Art Desert

    Matthew Irwin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Central Features, with Jami Porter Lara’s ceramic “bottles” in the foreground and Patronio Bendito’s digital prints along the back wall (all images courtesy Central Features) ALBUQUERQUE — Writer, curator, and (now) gallery owner Nancy Zastudil summarized her experience opening a commercial art gallery in Albuquerque with one Facebook post: “When opening Central Features, approx 90% of the people I told in ABQ asked if it was a gallery of my own artwork.” She later told me that several other people also asked if the gallery was her studio. Inherent in these…
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    Living Undone

  • “I See You”

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

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

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    detail of painting, canvas, oil _______________________ Sometimes I find myself holding the truth back from you..myself too. I depend on my natural instinct to keep moving forward into the “whatever” with all my tried and true weaponry, power tools, prayers and presence. Sometimes, as of late, Cathy’s familiar antidotes to the near annihilation of my life-force don’t cut it. And I must find new ways. A new tack for my boat. This process of discovering what’s the next correct decision for me demands SURRENDER, TRUTH-TELLING ABOUT WHAT IS, ASKING FOR HELP and…
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  • Ask a Gallery Owner | Should I include negative or depressing details of my life in my biography?

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

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

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

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

    Jason Horejs
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    I recently read an article about Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines and serial entrepreneur, where he talked about the reluctance many people feel when trying to decide whether to leave steady employment to begin a new business venture. Comments on the article included many references to the added challenge of having friends and family members who discouraged taking the risk of starting a new business. When my wife Carrie and I decided to start Xanadu Gallery in 2001, we were very fortunate to have moral and financial support from family members. Their encouragement…
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Still Alive And Kicking

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

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

    alli woods frederick
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
        TODAY I’m leaving on an adventure of my own and heading out for my annual pilgrimage to MD Anderson in Houston for my checkup with my oncologist…and then I’m off to New Orleans for a while to visit some old friends.  Naturally when I came across this fabulous piece it seemed custom tailored to today; a perfect fit; a great way to kick off my road trip…    IT’S TIME FOR AN ADVENTURE     I’ll catch you crazy kids on the flipside.  It’s time for me to hit the road and have some long overdue adventures.     Kisses &…
  • The Monster Beneath The Bed

    alli woods frederick
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
          THE MONSTER BENEATH The BED   What is that you’re seeing in the corner of your eye Stealthful foot steps following never passing by In the corner of the mirror watching when you blink It is patient and silent and deadlier than you think It’s bidding time for years until the time is ripe Until you’ve grown enough and are just the right type When you have grown enough to be a tasty morsel From beneath the bed it comes through a secret portal In silence it is waiting needing to be fed Out in darkness slithering from beneath your bed In your sleep it…
  • The Witching Hour

    alli woods frederick
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
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    Visual News

  • Fascinating: This Animated GIF Shows 3 Different Ways To Breath

    Benjamin Starr
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Hey there, Air Breathing Mammal. Think you get oxygen just like the other creatures around? Not even close. Eleanor Lutz is at it again, continuing her series of designerly graphics that teach us fascinating science. This installment features a GIF animation of how three different animals breath: humans, birds, and grasshoppers. For something as simple as “suck air in, blow air out”, this graphic shows a striking diversity of what happens to that breath once it’s inside the body. Now you’ll know why birds are active on mountain peaks where you won’t find any mammals. Also check out…
  • Window Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Spanish street artist Pejac recently took a trip to Istanbul, using his time there to give the city a few new windows (in his own illusory street art style of course). His work fits seamlessly into the local architecture and would probably be missed if they weren’t so interesting and different. While in the ancient city, he created a piece that looks like a keyhole, a gothic arched window, and a tiny window with massive wooden shutters. Pejac is a master of using paint and even black silhouettes to create realistic illusions (like his window-based people we covered previously). Below we…
  • New Cityscape Sculptures “Sketched with a Bandsaw” from Artist James McNabb

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    When we last covered artist James McNabb, he was launching his series of bandsaw cut cities on Kickstarter, giving city blocks as rewards for support. He’s come a long way since then, recently opening a solo show called Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. His imaginative work continues to evolve and grow, just like the cities around us. His work is a commentary on the “transformations of cities and urban landscapes, their beauty, uniqueness, and overdevelopment.” In a way, this is the journey of a woodworker from the quiet forest into the urban jungle. McNabbs work combines…
  • Plants With Pants! It’s Domsai by Matteo Cibic

    Paul Caridad
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Long days at the office in a cubicle can be very lonely. Now, instead of g-chatting your colleagues to feel more connected, you can place one of these stylish friends on your desk. A cactus is already a practical choice, requiring only a few drops of water each week to survive, but these ones have pants, so they can also keep you company. Domsai, produced and distributed by Italian contemporary publisher Monotono, is “a desktop Tamagotchi”. It’s an elegantly designed dwelling for a cactus or a succulent, featuring a glass dome with breathing holes on a pedestal of legs. It…
  • Video Sculptures That Jump Into Real Life

    Shawn Saleme
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    For many years, MARCK was a “handyman” in Switzerland. Those are skills which have served him well in his later career as an artist, creating looping 3D video sculptures that blend multiple layers of reality and fiction. It’s almost impossible to look away. See Also Atmospheric & Eerie Sculptures Built in Aquariums MARCK’s sculptures typically revolve around women moving inside a contained space. In one example a woman swims back and forth, never escaping the screen which encases her. In another a woman smokes while actual smoke flows out of the sculpture. In one…
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Cubism: The Lauder Collection

    Brett Baker
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Jill Spalding reviews the exhibition Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on view through February 16, 2015. Spalding writes: "These are the two giants here, with Picasso, as ever the taller, though Fernand Léger, who anchors the last room with the stunning Composition (The Typographer), 1918-19, is a formidable contender with 15 drawings and paintings that majestically rework Cubism’s formal components into fractured assembly lines. The surprise is Juan Gris. Seeing several of his works shown together (his output was…
  • Enda O'Donoghue: Interview

    Brett Baker
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Valerie Brennan interviews artist, painter Enda O'Donoghue. O'Donoghue remarks: "My process has changed a lot over the years but I think one thing which has remained constant is the almost mathematical nature that runs through it. This is something that has become even more prominent for me in recent years. I studied computer programming for a few years before going to art college and this has been a major influence not only on what I paint but also how. So for me the process is often a very defined by a structured set of procedures. I realise of course that this can seem like a…
  • Kyle Staver: Interview

    Brett Baker
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Larry Groff interviews painter Kyle Staver about her work and career. Staver comments: "Composition is the delivery system, there are lots of different aspects of how the painting delivers its message. You need to have the horse firmly in hand or else you can’t do it. Composition helps me contain it and release the message in the way I want it... I think of the canvas as an arena… I set up my rules, something going to happen and the painting must resolve, I don’t leave them hanging. Everything has to be accounted for, every piece of the painting has to be introduced…
  • William Conger: Beyond Image

    Brett Baker
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Deven Golden reviews works by William Conger, organized by Saul Ostrow, at Studio Vendome Projects, New York, on view through October 24, 2014. Golden writes: "Simultaneously joyful and meditative, Conger’s paintings eschew anything that could be called outright representational. Yet consistently, insistently, they present a clearly identifiable space, albeit one defined by extremely flat perspective. The paint, oil for the larger works and gouache for the smaller ones, is applied with small careful strokes in thin blended colors, which then gently add up to large undulating planes…
  • Genieve Figgis @ Half Gallery

    Brett Baker
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    O.C. Yerebakan reviews Genieve Figgis: Goodmorning, Midnight at Half Gallery, New York, on view through October 25, 2014. Yerebakan writes that Figgis "conjures a particular reliance on and subversion of classic painterly formats by pioneers Francis Bacon to Jean-Henoré Fragonard, the latter being gloriously reminisced in The Swing after Fragonard. The scene is the same in all its bucolic, baroque glory, yet Figgis’ treatment of her figures renders their poses and movements as blurry and violent, giving a certain unstable nature... Going back to the theatrical and…
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Give Painting Portraits This Easter Season

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Easter is such a special time of the year. It is the time for springtime festivals when Tulips, Crocuses, and other flowers are most wanted. The precise date of Easter has always been a matter of contention. Much has been said about the right date to celebrate Easter. Despite of this uncertainty, only one thing is certain. Easter is the time to celebrate the resurrection of our savior. The Non-religious Side of Easter Since its contention as a holy or religious celebration, Easter has had its non-religious side. For one, Easter was originally a pagan festival. The traditional and the most…
  • When Pictures Paint A Thousand Words

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Portrait photography is probably the best kind of photography that defines human interest. Although it is considered as the easiest area of photography compared to others, portrait photography appeals to many people and photographers alike because it is quite interesting and challenging. Since it’s all about taking people’s photos, a portrait photographer should possess a genuine interest in people that would eventually become their subjects. They should care about people and are natural conversationalists to break the ice. Above all else, portrait photographers should also possess the…
  • Buying Paintings: Precisionism

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Also known as Cubist Realism, and related to the Art Deco movement, Precisionism was developed in the United States after World War I. The term for this movement was coined in the 1920s, and influenced by the Cubist and Futurist movements; the main themes for these paintings were mainly regarding industrialization and modernization of the American landscape. These elements were depicted with the use of precise and sharply defined geometrical shapes, a reverence for the industrial age, but with social commentary not a directly fundamental part. The degrees of abstraction ran the spectrum as…
  • Floor paint does not have to peel

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Modern architects often use the flexibility of epoxy flooring to allow spaces to flow together creating expanses of unbroken line. Now the living room and deck patio can appear as a single integrated living space. Exterior gardens and interior upholstery tie together with access walkways provided by colored epoxy flooring. As a result, snow, rain, leaves, and other outdoor changes provide unique variety to the outdoor spaces that can also be enjoyed from the indoor space. Preparation is everything when applying finishes. You can only expect a surface to stay in place if its substrate is…
  • What you need to know about a paint brush?

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Most of us like to paint different things. Some of us are professional painters while some of us just paint for fun. If you are serious about the subject it’s very important that you have some knowledge about the different types of paint brushes. Paint brushes are made up from stiff or soft hairs, which are either natural hairs or synthetic fibers. Soft brushes are specially designed for thin paints as they spread easily. Similarly incase of hard strokes you need hard brushes for creating brush marks in the paints. Is natural hair better than synthetic? Natural hair paint brushes are…
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    Ululating Undulating Ungulate

  • Unusual Pin-Up Photography

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

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

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

    Deanna Dahlsad
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    There are many stories and legends about trapping spirits or imps in bottles, and they are especially fun to make and display at holiday time. When you see these, you may be tempted to not even cle… Source:
  • This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pienza Light

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brazilian Presidential Elections 2014: Brazil under CIA Pressure by Nil Nikandrov

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

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

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
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    Juanele - Eye on the arts in Buenos Aires

  • Boxi Trixi in a box [Flickr]

    San Telmo Art Walk
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    San Telmo Art Walk posted a photo: Paste-up in San Telmo, Buenos Aires
  • Goodbye Hello

    Rick Powell
    3 Jan 2012 | 7:53 am
     Rick’s note: I’m going to slowly, slowly re-create the old Juanele AR. It will take a while but I wanted to publish as I go. I don’t want this important work to be lost to time any longer. Please note that many of Gabriela Schevach’s posts are attributed to me at the moment. I have to change that manually and it will take some time. Gabriela wrote most of the reviews in both English and Spanish. The following post was originally published as a farewell on January 3, 2012. I’m constantly amazed by the diversity, depth and creativity of the artists in Buenos…
  • Dioses del México Prehispánico

    Gabriela Schevach
    30 Dec 2011 | 7:48 am
    En las sociedades pre-hispánicas de México, el arte cumplía funciones bien distintas de las que plantea en el contexto occidental y contemporáneo. Se vinculaba con la religión, sus ritos y el culto a los dioses. Aquí presentamos una selección de fotografías de las estatuillas pre-colombinas que exhibe Fundación Proa y que puede visitarse hasta el 8 de enero. Dioses, ritos y oficios del México prehispánico Hasta el 8 de enero de 2012 Fundación Proa Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina Martes – domingos, 11 – 19 hs.Filed under: Portfolios castellano Tagged:…
  • Weekend Portfolio: Prehispanic Mexican gods

    Rick Powell
    30 Dec 2011 | 7:42 am
    In Mexican Pre-Hispanic societies, art had very different purposes than in the contemporary Western context. It related to religion, its rituals and the worship of the gods. Here we present a selection of pictures of the Pre-Columbian statues exhibited at Fundación Proa until January 8th. Gods, Rites and Crafts of Pre-Hispanic Mexico Through January 8th, 2012 Fundación Proa Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PMFiled under: Portfolios Tagged: Fundación Proa, history, Mexico, museums, sculpture
  • Assume the perpendicular

    Gabriela Schevach
    28 Dec 2011 | 4:00 am
    Vision orients oneself in space, ignoring certain relevant details that make it possible to distinguish one zone from another. When walking down the street, a necessary coordination between the eyes that observe and the feet that move happens almost naturally. With the camera against the face, the photographer looks through the viewfinder, facing perspective from a single point. Bruno Dubner, Photography from the series Ajeno At MAMBA, Bruno Dubner has installed a line of photographs that starts on a wall and continues on the adjacent one, turning around half the room. They are located at…
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    Creative Web Biz

  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

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

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

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

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I’m a business coach for artists who teaches them how to sell their creative work online. Oftentimes my conversation partner will ask me why I chose to specifically work with artists. The question usually stems from the underlying assumption that artists are a lost cause because they are generally poor and not interested in money. “Isn’t art supposed to be about making the soul grow and not about making a living with it?” Honestly, it makes me sad to see how prevalent the starving artist myth is in our…
  • 10 Blogs To Follow If You Want To Sell Art Online (2013 Edition)

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    15 Jul 2013 | 8:22 am
    Let me introduce you to my favorite art biz blogs from around the web. I added them in no particular order but all of these fine folks can teach you a ton about how to sell art online and therefore change your life forever! So go check them out, sign up to their newsletters (that’s where you get most of the goodies), connect with them on social media and use their knowledge to get your creative web biz to the next level: Alyson B. Stanfield is an art business consultant and author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. She…
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  • At Long Last Love: Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present Opens at ICA, Boston

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

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

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

    2 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Coast-to-coast cultural opportunities to enjoy in August and through to November. Traced Memories by Adela Akers, photo by Tom Grotta San Francisco, California Adela Akers: Traced Memories, Artist-in-Residence Through August 31st Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm Artist Reception: Friday, August 29, 6–8:30 p.m. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco de Young/Legion of Honor Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, California Textile artist Adela…
  • Woven Work/Woven Words — Hiding in the Weave Hits the Shelves

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

  • Looking In Again

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

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

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

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

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

  • Owls and Bats in October

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

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

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

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

    Dave Mottram
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This week, I decided to do some sketch studies based on this amazing bird.
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  • Five for Friday: Halloween Costume Inspiration from MoMA’s Collection

    Gretchen Scott
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. With Halloween just one week away, I’m turning to MoMA’s collection for costume ideas. If one of these five artworks doesn’t spark your creativity, try browsing through the collection. Dressing up as your favorite artist is also a great option (think Georgia O’Keeffe’s black-and-white ensembles or Pablo Picasso’s striped shirts). Happy Halloween, art lovers! 2. Rene Magritte. The Lovers. Le…
  • Robert Gober in Time

    Makiko Wholey
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Cover of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, published by The Museum of Modern ArtRobert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor,published to accompany the artist’s retrospective at MoMAis unconventional in a few ways. First, and most apparent, is its nontraditional size, resembling a thick novel more than the standard coffee table art book. The image on the cover is not an artwork by the artist, but a snapshot of him in Maine in 1996.  Seen from behind while mid-stride with a dog tagging along, he holds two casts of a leg, parts for his sculptures. New Yorker writer Hilton Als authors…
  • This Week at MoMA: October 20–26

    Carolyn Kelly
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fall events and exhibitions are in full swing at MoMA. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss: MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out participating artist Carlos Amorales in the studio, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Kurimanzutto, Mexico. • Today, October 20, we present a Modern Mondays evening with Bill Morrison, focusing on his use of archival and found footage. This event is held in conjunction with the artist’s current film retrospective, Bill Morrison: Compositions, and gallery installation, Bill Morrison: Re-Compositions. Visit for even more Bill Morrison events this…
  • Have a Cow, Man

    Jennifer Tobias
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Recently I explored a collection of mail art held by the MoMA Library and put together a small show titled Analog Network: Mail Art, 1960–1999. It’s on view in the Education and Research Building through January 5. In the process, I learned about an artist who used self-publishing and mailing in an attempt to write himself into art history. Beginning in the 1970s, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (1914–1990) invented memoirs, wrote fanciful art history texts, and fabricated correspondence with historical figures. He used advertising-style photography to create a recognizable persona, and he…
  • Bill Morrison: Compositions

    Anne Morra
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Light Is Calling. 2004. USA. Directed by Bill Morrison. Courtesy of Bill Morrison A key component of curatorial work is the discovery of a new artist, the study of their continued output, and the development of a long-term, supportive relationship. Following an artist’s work over many years and investigating their growth or, in certain cases, their failure to evolve, is an essential endeavor for a curator. The sustained examination of the work of a single artist, and, often, collecting their materials in depth, sometimes culminates in the organization of a career retrospective. The work…
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    Design For Mankind

  • My Favorite Convo Starter

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I sent an email to a girlfriend a few days ago; my sweet friend was feeling frenzied by the demands of a 2-month-old and the juggle of new motherhood, sleepless nights, nursing schedules. When does it get easier, she asked? And I thought about my response for many minutes. I typed many sentences. I created many theories. Three months. Delete. Six months. Delete. One year. Delete. Today. Send. Because it doesn’t get easier. But we do get far, far better at it, don’t we? My first year of motherhood was an uphill battle, I’ll admit. As a 30-year-old, I’d been set in my…
  • My Real Bio

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Hi, there! If you’ve been visiting this site for any number of minutes, you’ll likely have read my “official” bio. (If not, it’s here.) It’s the sizzle reel of my career thus far; the big, celebratory moments awashed in glitter remnants and golden trophies. (Actually, there are no trophies. Can I get a trophy?) There are published bylines and international speaking engagements and sold out product lines. And these are real and true and good and exciting, but these accolades, I want you to know – these are not me. If you come to my house, I’ll…
  • An Update

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    OK, so this week was topsy-turvy, one full of deadlines that didn’t involve the Internet or the computer or anything remotely keyboard-related. I never have those, so it felt pretty nice – spinning real, in-person plates rather than spinning emails or metaphorical plates. I don’t know if that makes sense. It doesn’t, likely. This post is sponsored by very little sleep, a glass of red wine, and Bee, who is currently placing an undetermined amount of stickers on my left thigh as I type this. Thanks, Bee. Anyway! I wanted you guys to be the first to know that Friday is…
  • The Weight of The Moment

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ever since I began slow blogging two years ago, I’ve noticed a strange trend in my own life; an unexpected shift that seems counter-intuitive to how I’m wired to operate – how our culture is wired to operate. It’s this: The better the moment, the less pull I feel to document it. It’s as if the moments have been made sacred the only way they can be: pressed between the pages of time and presence and memory. And when I need them, they’ll be conjured how they were intended – bleary and faded – and I’ll remember these days in the most…
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  • Liar Ben | Sugar Cane Lady

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

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

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

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

    Shea O'Neill
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Chicago artist Darryll Schiff’s most recent projects contain images that are metaphors for the impermanent, ephemeral quality of our lives, the constant flow and frenzy of contemporary times, illusions, and of perception versus reality. [View with PicLens] More from Darryll Schiff here
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    The Main Loop

  • Expectations, Courage, Gratitude, Disappointment

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

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

    Sergio Lopez
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Last week I got to sit in for a couple of days at the "Angels Boot Camp". What is this, you ask? Should I send my bad kids there to learn discipline? Will I lose weight? While I can't answer those questions, I can tell you that it is a fairly intense 4-day workshop at Ray and Peggi Kroll Roberts' studio in the Sierra Foothills. 4 different days, with 4 different instructors. The heat was intense, but part of the reason is because of all the friction created with the brushes going across the canvases. The main lessons that were being taught were learning to see simple compositions and using…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 3: Zion, The Sierras, and The Scary Mystery Truck

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

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

  • Friday Favorite: Megan Lee

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Welcome to Day ONE of the StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop! For this blog hop, I decided to make a set of nature-inspired note cards – and to include bits of map collage, too! I’d never tried Clearsnap products before, so I limited myself to using only Clearsnap media – along with one stencil: Roxanne Evans Stout’s Nature’s Gatherings – to see what I could come up with! Gwen from the StencilGirl Creative Team recently shared this quote she learned in a creativity class in business school: Creativity loves constraints. So I thought…
  • Friday Favorite: Christiane Engel

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Christiane Engel!Christiane's illustrations have been published in children's books all over the world, including pop-up books, a series of picture books, and an atlas! I love that she uses hand-lettering in her illustrations and maps! Christiane works in two distinctive styles: digital collage using hand-painted textures for a layered, painterly, cut out look, and line drawings combined with hand-colored textures. You can see many more of Christiane’s delightful illustration on her website at and can purchase her work from…
  • New Work Wednesday: NSEW

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    My new painting this week is entitled NSEW (short for North South East West). ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, NSEW, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers maps, a vintage postage stamp, graphite, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and acrylic paint with map stencils from StencilGirl on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas.Below are details of the work: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, NSEW (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, NSEW (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches ©2014 Mary C.
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    secretly important


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

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

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Click to view slideshow. The post BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES DAY 2 appeared first on secretly important.

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The holy grail of any music festival is to fill 3-4 days with a consistent lineup of interesting and good music, it’s a real challenge, one I’ve never experienced. A two day festival can do this no sweat, but once you start to stretch things into three or four days, you are bound to have at least one day the feels a little thin, for me, Sunday was that day. While Sunday boasted some of my favorite acts of the weekend, those bands were spread out over the whole day with long waits inbetween. What I can give Bumbershoot credit for is how they scheduled the stages, appropriately…
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    Bollea - Floral Design Gallery

  • Blush cafe au lait bridal bouquet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amanda Keating
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    by Amanda KeatingNoncash and in-kind donations are a great way for artists and arts organizations to curb costs and secure the materials needed to make their work happen. The process of obtaining noncash gifts can be a bit tricky to navigate, and while some aspects are quite similar to soliciting monetary donations, there are some challenges and quirks to keep in mind. Here are a few key tips to consider before getting started: Determine what you need: Before soliciting any individuals or local businesses for noncash donations, it’s important to sit down and figure out what goods or…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Flame of Life Sculpture

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    "Flame of Life" (40x12x12) is a standing abstract modern sculpture by sculptor Bruce Gray and is fabricated in stainless steel and walnut. This unique curvy flowing sensual sculpture is currently available at $10,000.
  • Giant Orange Mobile Sculpture at Park Laureate Office Building

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    My 3 giant robot sculptures have just been reserved for an entire season of a TV show.  Stay tuned for more details!
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    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Ok……as you are reading this, dear friend, I am in Ottawa.This is the LAST time I give you the deets on this show……To see some of the other work TRY THIS LINK or THIS LINK OR THIS LINK!!The Ottawa Art Expo opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs fromSATURDAY OCTOBER 25 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 from 10 am to 5pm at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa (Free Parking and Admission)As I keep mentioning…..I have about 20 new pieces of art for this show…..and a bunch of smalls……I have been putting them in themed groups of…

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

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

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It's Friday!!!! At this time next Friday I will be setting up my booth at the  Ottawa Art Expo!I want to show you some more new work that will be debuting at this show!In all there will be 20 BRAND NEW painted pieces!!!!WOW, Right??To see some of the other work TRY THIS LINK or THIS LINK.The Ottawa Art Expo opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs fromSATURDAY OCTOBER 25 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 from 10 am to 5pm at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa (Free Parking and Admission)So I have been working on some smalls. I love these little…

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Happy 'Wonderful Wednesday' to you!So here are the 5 things that I think you should LOVE this week!!!1.) This one is for my friends who love show tunes - like I love show tunes……      Julie, Madly, Deeply. I am so happy that I got to see this show!!! It was super fun!If you like cabaret - if you like musicals - if you like those crazy Brits - most of all if you like Julie Andrews - THIS is the show for you!!!!Yes, it is 105 minutes of delightful tribute to Julie - from her SUPER FAN Sarah-Louise Young!SUPER TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is how Mirvish describes the…
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Reboot

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

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

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

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

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

  • Adorable lion cub Karis loves playing with Autumn leaves

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Frolicking in the autumn leaves, this little lion cub is having the time of her life as she excitedly plays in her enclosure. Tiny cub Karis proved she’s not too dissimilar to human children as she threw herself into the pile of golden leaves carefully collected by her keepers, even ending up with a pile on her head. Staff at the Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Scotland, had been raking up the leaves to keep the attraction tidy, when Karis’s keeper Brian Reid realised that his little charge might enjoy playing in…
  • Beautiful metal firepits

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Burning Forest Fire Pit Pin It Burning Forest Fire Pit Pin It Burning Love Fire Pit Pin It Angel’s Dance Fire Pit Pin It The World’s End Fire Pit Pin It Dragon Fire Pit Pin It Darth Wader Fire Pit Pin It Firepits are already a popular fixture for homes that have space outside for them, but there are artists out there who can turn these wonderful outdoor gathering places into works of art. See more at The post Beautiful metal firepits appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Black cherry, project by Andrey Yakovlev and Lili Aleeva

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It BLACK CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREY YAKOVLEV MODELS: DARIA BATAEVA (Direct scouting center) EVGENIA BAZAROVA (WF model) NATALIA, HELGA GELFRIKH MAKE-UP: LILI ALEEVA HAIR, STYLE: EVGENIA DUBCHAK Fashion Designer: ADA SHEVELEVA for Russian Hairdressing Award Andrey Yakovlev, Lili Aleeva: behance The post Black cherry, project by Andrey Yakovlev and Lili Aleeva appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Between mythology and fantasy, paper collage by Morgana Wallace

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. Morgana Wallace: website Via: The post Between mythology and fantasy, paper collage by Morgana Wallace appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Selfies to show a battle within the self by Anu Gogna Dasore

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The battle when your mind wants you to be serious and your heart wants you to be naughty Pin It Mind(left) vs Heart (right) Pin It The battle when your heart pleads you to skip the exercise and munch in some calories Pin It When your mind tells you that it’s time to grab a grub but your heart tells your hands to grab your phone and take a picture of that meal first Pin It The battle when your mind asks for food for itself and your heart tells you to give your mind some rest Pin It And finally when your mind lets you to watch TV but your heart goes against and wants to doze off Pin It…
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  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in San Francisco

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

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

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    We continue our city-to-city question to highlight noteworthy art professors helping jumpstart students’ careers in art by exploring what the windy city of Chicago has to offer. As one of the largest cities in the country and the world, Chicago is a bustling art hub that also boasts more than its fair share of premier institutions of higher education. It may not have the same reputation amongst artists as cities like New York and Los Angeles do, but universities like DePaul University, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University have been churning out talented artists for…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Graphic design – Manuals 2: Design and Identity Guidelines from @Uniteditions

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Earlier this year, Unit Editions published Manuals 1: Design and Identity Guidelines [Unit 15], a detailed study of corporate identity design manuals from the golden age of corporate identity. It quickly sold out and now comes Manuals 2, a second compendium of rare and iconic standards manuals. In the 1960s many large corporations hired respected […]
  • Win four Rom-Com DVDs from Studio Canal

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Thanks to Studio Canal we have a bundle of Rom-com films  to give to one lucky winner. The films you could be watching are Chinese Puzzle, Your Sister’s Sister, Leap Year and Take this Waltz For a chance to win either: Follow @FlaneurZine on Twitter and tweet: RT and follow @flaneurzine for a chance to #win […]
  • The Affordable Art Fair and the Complete History of Art (Abridged)

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Frieze week may have ended but the London art fairs continue. This week the Affordable Art Fair is celebrating its 15th birthday in Battersea Park. Until 26th October hundreds of artworks are available for under £5000. It’s a fair from which people wander home with well wrapped rectangles under their arms. The fair have worked with art […]
  • Ross Brawn enters his 1904 Wilson Pilcher in the London-Brighton @VeteranCarRun

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    …the braking takes anticipation, shall we say. Motor racing star Ross Brawn is taking part in his first Bonhams London to Brighton Run Veteran Car Run. He will be driving his own veteran car, the only known surviving British-built Wilson Pilcher. Manufactured in 1904, it was created by engineer Walter Gordon Wilson who went on to invent […]
  • The New Girlfriend – Romain Duris stars in Francois Ozon’s new film #LFF

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    We’re used to the twist at the end of a film, but The New Girlfriend has one in the first minute. It prepares you for the story taking an unexpected journey. Based on a Ruth Rendell short story, the title is perfectly true, but not in the way you might think. The latest film from […]
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Judith Schaechter: Dark Matter (Michael Miller)
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We are mesmerized. The polished sheen of the glass radiates colors as intensely as jewels. A myriad of forms in kaleidoscopic transformation suggest at once flowers, sea urchins, snowflakes, or bacteria. Crystalline circles like flowers or alabaster Easter eggs multiply in extravagant exuberance. Tree branches, undulating snakes (or are they veins?) spread across the profusion. The post Judith Schaechter: Dark Matter appeared first on New York Arts.
  • On the Town – How To Do It Right (Michael Miller)
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    On The Town, Leonard Bernstein’s first musical, opened on Broadway on December 28, 1944, during WWII. The show began then and now with the Star Spangled Banner to honor country and the armed forces. The post On the Town – How To Do It Right appeared first on New York Arts.
  • John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera (Michael Miller)
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    No one was trembling in their seats at the Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer on October 20. Taking no chances, the police presence outside the hall was considerable, and if you made light of it, the box office manager was quick to frown. “It’s for your own protection, sir.” But how can this Mayfly of a contretemps be seen as anything inflammatory? Every lens you view it through is skewed. A woman was introduced at the rally outside (protesters had been squeezed into the tiny strip park that separates Lincoln Center from Broadway) as a heroine for…
  • The Bard Music Festival at 25: Franz Schubert and his World (Michael Miller)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    My leading thought goes against much of what the Bard Music Festival and my own values, for that matter, stand for. And just read Keith Francis' provocative series, The Great Composers?, the latest installment of which has just been published. I've missed only one Bard Festival since 2006, and I've heard great music by Elgar, Prokofiev, and Sibelius. And, well, Saint-Saëns was too gifted to be great, and that really didn't interest him in any case. Of the composers included in the festival, only Wagner and Stravinsky turn up on common lists of the greatest—not that those stupid lists do…
  • Worth the Trip: POE, by the Berkshire Theatre Group with David Adkins and Kate Maguire, Closing 10/26 (Michael Miller)
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    You can't really blame the Berkshire Theatre Group for billing Eric Hill's splendid entertainment, POE, as a Hallowe'en show. As the holiday approaches, Poe's chilling stories and poems are rolled out in all the many forms they have assumed since their assimilation into two great cultural phenomena, American Literature and American Pop Culture, over the decades since their publication. In fact, however, POE, which most immediately revolves around the bizarre circumstances of the author's demise, more directly concerns a far scarier day in the American calendar—Election Day The post Worth…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Freshen Up – Try Experimenting!

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

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

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

    Karin Maraney
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Agora Gallery is expanding! We’re all very excited to announce that Agora will be opening a brand new ground floor gallery space, right below our original second floor location. The gallery space that regular visitors know and love will be staying as and where it is – but, in addition, there will be an elegant, spacious gallery downstairs as well. We are thrilled to announce this development, which will enable us to develop the ways in which we can offer artists and collectors our trademark professional, friendly service. Just like our second floor location, the new gallery will…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Art News From Around the World: Where is the world’s oldest art? In an Indonesian cave. So we’ll have to rethink the Eurocentric version of creativity. Astonishingly, in this year’s ArtPrize, the jury and the people pick the same winner. If you don’t make much money selling your art, can your profession still be ‘artist’? Yes, says the US Tax Court. How do we decide which art is racist? And who gets to decide? UK government is under pressure to totally rethink cultural funding – so that London doesn’t get far more than the rest. Popular Stories…
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    Blanton Blog

  • B scene: Exquisite Corpse

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

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

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

    Blanton Museum
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    “Movement is a spark of life that makes art human and truly realistic. An artwork endowed with never-repetitive kinetic rhythm is one of freest things one can imagine.” – Pontus Hultén, leaflet for the 1955 Le mouvement exhibition in Paris … Continue reading →
  • Meet the Musicians of SoundSpace: Sound Construction

    Blanton Museum
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    This Sunday at 2pm, the Blanton is excited to present the eighth installment of SoundSpace, an immersive visual and sonic experience with musical performances throughout the museum. In a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, writer Jeanne Claire van Ryzin states,”The Blanton … Continue reading →
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  • Publishing secrets of bestselling authors

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

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

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

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

    Derek Murphy
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I made ebooks for a client recently – the ebooks came out at 15mb. I’ve never paid much attention to file size, but she pointed out that, if you are participating in Amazon’s 70% royalty option, they charge a fee per MB every time your book is downloaded – right now in the US it’s $0.15 per MB.Check the Amazon pricing page for the most up-to-date prices and costs.At 15mb she would be paying $2.25 per sale!So she wanted me to make them smaller….Step One: Clean up the CodeFirst I went through and got rid of any extra code I code remove, and made sure it…
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  • New limited editions art prints for sale by Noumeda Carbone

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

  • Using LEGOs to teach autistic students

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

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

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

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

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    By Debra Muzikar Update 10/12/14 I’m collecting favorite quotes about autism from some of my favorite people. Please share your own in the comments and if I like it, I’ll add it to the list. I’ve blogged about many on this list. Links to the Art of Autism blogs have been added. 1. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Dr. Stephen Shore. 2. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not…
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  • A Floral Still Life Painting with an Old Vase

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Art of Dress – Caspian Arts Foundtation Fashion Event

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

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

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

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

    Fred McCoy
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Fashion week has finally wrapped up and as the tall, pale-skinned, deer-legged models leave our wonderful city of New York, I feel comfortable crawling out of my unfashionable hole to write about clothing again. Across the internet there have been instagrams, tweets, articles, and lists about the who’s who of fashion and whatever incredulous designs they created to ‘push boundaries’. I don’t want to talk about any of that. I don’t think another sentence needs to be written about what is largely a rather homogeneous pool of models and fashions (read: tall, skinny,…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Whirl’d Music

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

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

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

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

    Joobin Bekhrad
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    AFTER A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT, TURKEY’S NEWEST ART FAIR IS BACK FOR ITS SECOND EDITION A visitor eyes portraits of Syd Barrett at the inaugural edition of ArtInternational in 2013 (courtesy Honeybunn Photography) With globally-acclaimed institutions such as Istanbul Modern and Contemporary Istanbul, among others, Turkey has been  especially in recent years  creating quite a buzz as an ever-growing and important hub for contemporary art in the region. In 2013, the country’s vibrant and sprawling metropolis of Istanbul saw the addition of yet another institution that has been…
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Fourteen

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

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

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
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  • Realness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aurora Borealis Photography, Norway

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

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

    Creative Visual Artist
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Elusive graffiti artist Banksy’s cover was blown when he was unceremoniously arrested for vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting. Well that’s what US website the National Report would have you believe. The bogus story alleged the infamous street artist was arrested following a raid on his London studio. It ‘outs’ him as Paul Horner, a 34-year-old born in Liverpool and says he is being held “without” bail, along with four other, unnamed individuals. Banksy’s publicist Jo Brooks confirmed to the Independent the now viral story is a hoax. Indeed the quotes which…
  • Wooden Cityscapes Sculptures by James McNabb

    Creative Visual Artist
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Once a furniture maker now sculptor James McNabb just opened a new exhibition of work titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. McNabb continues his theme of skyscraper buildings in his wooden cityscape theme described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” His works use a variety of woods and techniques and even the buildings in the sculptures vary, some even defy traditional architectural rules but they add value to a beautiful sculpture. McNabb says: I compare hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking. Both are slow, tedious, detail oriented process that require great care and…
  • Atelier 8000 tilts mountain lodge on its corner in slovakian mountains

    Creative Visual Artist
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Prague-based architecture firm Atelier 8000 recently submitted their “Kežmarské Hut” to an international competition aimed at designing a lodge for the high snowfields of Slovakia’s Tatra mountains. The sleek cube form of the structure has been rotated onto one of its corners, creating steeply sloping sides that, along with the aluminum cladding, are designed to avoid heavy winter snow from settling on the structure. The unusual orientation feels like a fallen boulder that has settled in a striking position. Intended as a year-round dwelling for high altitude adventurers, the…
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    Designer's Depot

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

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

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

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

  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 3!

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

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

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

    Emily Magone
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Wow, this year has been flying by! In one week, I will begin the countdown to Elf Loving Joy by showering you with 13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!Starting on Monday, September 29th, I will be having a Screaming Ass Deal of the Week, every week, until Christmas!What will these fabulous deals be?!  One of two things:a. A huge discounton a particular item in my Etsy Shoporb. A small, signed ORIGINAL painting or drawing at a ridiculously low price!SO, keep your eyes peeled for the announcements every MONDAY until Christmas!If you are not yet signed up for my newsletter, get…
  • Artemis, Liverpool and Conwy, Wales!

    Emily Magone
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    So my amazing cancer-beating friend Artemis booked a last minute adventure to England, and we had a fabulous time!  She took the reigns on planning, booking and deciding what we were going to see and I skipped along for the ride!We spent her first week here exploring the local area - I took her to Ely, La Hogue, London and she also spent the night in London exploring on her own.  Sunset on our first evening in LiverpoolThe second week, we hopped on the train to Liverpool to explore The Beatles Story and the hometown of the Titanic. Liverpool WaterfrontLiverpool Waterfront…
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  • snapshots of my week - 24th october

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    whether you're a designer, illustrator, photographer or any other creative, you're sure to be looking for tools and resources to make your job or hobby that little bit easier. i thought i'd compile a quick list of free resources and software around the web to get you started. there is just so, so much amazing free stuff out there waiting to be used!colour picking tools - pictaculous, color., image color pickerpsd mockups - pixeden, psd covers, behancephoto editing - picmonkey, GIMP, picasafonts - font squirrel, behance, dafontvector and digital painting - inkscape,…
  • mini collage zine

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    recently i found myself looking at various zines online (as i often do, actually) and suddenly felt super inspired and wanted to make something for myself. i've actually wanted to make a 'proper' zine for years, and i don't know why i haven't yet. hopefully doing this will spur me into action! i happened to have a boden catalogue right next to me, so i cut out some bits i liked and got started.this is a great way to get into making quick collages without getting bogged down thinking too much, and since i've been having a little bit of a block when it comes to collage making lately, this has…
  • sunday spark // 13

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    // awesome, colourful, graphic memphis style work from peter judson. i love it so much! i especially love this southwark piece. those colours, ahh!// i can't remember exactly when i came across this shop, but it must have been a few years ago as there was a link buried deep in my bookmarks. it pays (not literally, and often the opposite because you find awesome things you want to buy) to have a sort through sometimes! i LOVE this vintage pendant necklace but it's sadly sold. so amazing. also i am quite smitten with this super cute red pom pom dress too.// if you're a small…
  • new pattern - ternion

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    these patterns have been made from a photo i took in college (some time between 2006 and 2008) of some collage pieces i was intending to make some typographic pieces with. maybe i will show that one day if i can find the files!i suddenly felt inspired when looking at the photo, and decided to make a pattern with it. i actually have a few more ideas of pattern variations, but these are what i liked best. i did a couple of dress mockups too. what do you think? i really want the one on the left! if i can afford fabric one day, maybe i will make it.i will make a dress with one of my designs on it…
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    Park West Gallery

  • In the studio – (Laughing) with Charles Bragg

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Are you wondering what it looks like when art enthusiasts come together to carve Halloween pumpkins? The staff at our Park West Gallery’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, set the bar pretty high this year, breaking out their tools, paint, and props for some good old fashioned office rivalry. Complete with prizes for the winning jack-o’-lantern. Take a look at the spooky and creative pumpkins our staff created: And the winner is… Congratulations to the Marketing and Merchandising team! We’re already working on our ideas for next year’s contest. Comment below and let us know…
  • This art saves lives

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Autumn de Forest Presenting “Universe of Love” to Kristen Bell and Dax Sheppard during the This Party Saves Lives Event. Park West Gallery Artist Autumn de Forest this weekend offered her artistic gift to help others by donating the artwork “Universe of Love” to the “This Party Saves Lives” event sponsored by This Bar Saves Lives, an organization with a mission of eradicating hunger and providing a packet of the emergency food supplement “Plumpy Nut” to a child in need for every one of their bars sold. The young artist shared the stage with…
  • A peek at LEBO’s studio

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    “When you distill things from their essence, you can always build up from there.” -LEBO Albert Scaglione shares a a little look inside David LEBO Le Batard’s Miami studio at The post A peek at LEBO’s studio appeared first on Park West Gallery.
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  • Popcorn Brand Icon Honored at Valparaiso Festival

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

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

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

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The air is crisp.  The leaves are falling.  The kids are back in school.  Autumn is officially here, and that can only mean one thing…FOOTBALL SEASON! With only a few games in the books this season so far, it’s hard to tell which NFL team will come out on top.  But even if you’re a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, you have to admit that the Green Bay Packers are an impressive team with an equally impressive following. You can hardly say the words “Green Bay” without conjuring images of enthusiastic fans cheering on their team while painted from head to toe in green and yellow, topped…
  • Julie Rotblatt-Amrany Featured in Art & Science Exhibition at New York Hall of Science Opening October 11th

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is excited to announce that Studio co-founder Julie Rotblatt-Amrany will have a mixed media sculpture titled Neuron Interface featured in the 16th international Art & Science juried exhibition, organized by Art & Science Collaborations. The exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015. A public reception will be held Sunday, Oct.26, from 3-5 pm. The show, titled The Brain, will feature a variety of artwork submitted by artists from all over the world focusing on the theme of the human brain.
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    Filthy Dreams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dark City: Photos by Francesco Romoli

    Jason Jose
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dark City: Photos by Francesco RomoliA series of photos that are both mysterious and unsettling at the same time. Scenes that speak of isolation and degradation that forces the viewer to access the dark recesses of the mind and formulate their own conclusions. The dioramas are constructed using wooden models which are then photographed and finished in the studio using analogue and digital techniques.The Dark City project is based on two series, "Possible Worlds" and "Reality show”, each achieved using very different techniques: an analogue technique, using a Polaroid, and a digital…
  • UFO Soap Pump: Design by Duncan Shotton

    Jason Jose
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    UFO Soap Pump: Design by Duncan Shotton+A fun soap dispenser in the shape of a UFO with tractor beam by British designer Duncan Shotton. The soap pump comes in two colors, yellow or blue, with either a human or cow caught in mid-abduction.My mission is to create products that engage users emotionally, promote happiness and ensure people love what they’re doing, wherever they are and whoever they're there with.
  • Luminous Heights: Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

    Jason Jose
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Luminous Heights: Paintings by Alexandra PaculaPaintings of glowing nighttime vistas based on photographs taken from the top of buildings in New York City.My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife. I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.On view at…
  • Paintings by Gregory Block

    Jason Jose
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Paintings by Gregory BlockPaintings portraying cabinets of curiosity consisting of skulls, moldy books, and shattered glass that alludes to decay or the fear of death. The macabre innuendo incorporated into the arrangement of objects is inspired by the symbolic tradition of vanitas painting championed by Dutch and Flemish masters such as Rembrandt and Clara Peeters.
  • Paintings by Adam Daily

    Jason Jose
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Paintings by Adam DailyAbstract paintings exploring color, geometry, and space using acrylic paint applied on a sheet of white PVC plastic to create vivid colors. The artworks really catch your eye when viewed from a distance.Building on my interest in the interaction between paintings and the spaces they inhabit, my recent works are geometric explorations of color, shape, and space. These paintings are two-dimensional surfaces with the sculptural power to push and pull their environment. Chromatic intensity, distorted isometric perspective and high contrast are all key to their…
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    Fdc Inc.


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

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

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

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

    Nikolaos Routsis
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Opening Reception and Book Signing September 12, 6-8pmJim Shaw presents new paintings in his exhibition “I Only Wanted You to Love Me” at Metro Pictures. One of the most influential artists of his generation, Shaw ardently researches a vast spectrum of subjects—from comic books he has accumulated since childhood to mythology—and dizzyingly incorporates them into his drawings, paintings, sculpture and videos. These latest works, done on sections of old theater backdrops, include elements from Disney, Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Jimi Hendrix cover art and his dreams to talk…
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  • Begin Desire: Streets of Rome by MARTINI

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    I still remember the Charlize Theron’s advertisement for Martini. 16 years later Martini still tries to impress the world, and it does it wonderfully. This...
  • Wozu by Dongwook Lee

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Dongwook Lee is a South Korean photographer who currently lives and works in Seoul. As his sister was a painter his photographs resembles, some time, a painting instead of...
  • Colour Thesaurus

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Most of us have seen many colours in our lives, from pearl and ivory to ginger and fuchsia. But I was wondering how many of us could actually...
  • Sculpture Figurines by Christina Zimmer Robinson

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Christina Zimmer Robinson, although graduated from IU Bloomington with a BA in Sociology and Psychology her passion set aside her studies. “My artwork is an ongoing documentation of my...
  • Ross House, Cape Town, South Africa

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    I loved the set up of this installation, the glass partitions expose the house to the wonderful sun of Cape Town. Antonio Zaninovic was the studio...
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  • How to harness eBay for cross-border sales

    Julie Liu
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    If you’re an online merchant looking to expand your success, look no further than selling internationally. As consumers become more connected, they want the ability to buy anytime anywhere. It’s why cross-border transactions (CBT) has become a large opportunity of growth for merchants. Did you know that cross-border online trade between the 6 largest markets in the world is estimated to be worth over £1 billion annually and this figure is predicted to triple by 2018. But before you start localizing your website for every country and language, it’s important to test international…
  • Using pop-ups for your online store: best practices and examples for 2015

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

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

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

    Julie Liu
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Once the holiday rush is in full swing, you’ll find yourself juggling customer service, order fulfillment, gift-wrapping, email campaigns, inventory management…and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Prepare for important holiday related dates ahead of time to avoid last minute holiday turbulence with this complete planning calendar. Plan ahead for the holidays with these key dates for online retailers. October 13th: Restock inventory, including best sellers 15th: Implement Holiday SEO and run ad campaigns 20th: Publish blog posts such as guides to find the perfect gift 22nd:…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • Princess Victoria, Aged Nine, In A Landscape by Stephen Catterson Smith

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cecilia Lundgren Portfolio

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

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

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

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

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

  • Artist Interview: Fonzy Nils – Illustrator

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

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

    Jung Katz
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m Carl Beazley, a 26 year old from Reading, England and sometimes I like to mess about with oil paints in my garage. How did you get started doing what you do? I felt like I was treading water and […]
  • Artist Interview: Michelle Yu – Illustrator & Paper Burner

    Jung Katz
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Today, we’d like to welcome illustrator and paper burner, Michelle Yu to Jung Katz. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am Michelle Yu, a 25 years old artist, based in Singapore. During the day I run a letterpress studio- The Gentlemen’s Press, and I draw by […]
  • Photographers: Help Homeless Animals and Gain Experience for Your Resume

    Jung Katz
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Illustration by Casey Webb So we all know that volunteer charity work is great to have on your resume/LinkedIn, but having volunteer work relative to your profession is even more impressive. There’s a lot of homeless pets, most of which are scared, shy and bit rough around the edges and, therefore, can be a bit hard […]
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    Natalia Rex Foto

  • Tree of Knowledge

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
  • Dream

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
  • Net

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
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  • Getting Your Exhibition Funded with Mitchel Coffman

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

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

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

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

    Antrese Wood
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
      Marc Trujillo paints suburban landscapes. He chooses  vast, sprawling environments in which figures are dwarfed by their surroundings. Marc and I talk candidly about process – he goes into detail about materials and how (and why) he chooses things like:  canvas size, how he sets up his palette, how to combine photography with life drawing, and what the best brands of paints are based on his extensive testing. Marc got his masters at Yale, he shares his experiences there and answers my question – was it worth it? Then we talk about his mentor, Andrew Forge and what Marc…
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    Color Us Happy

  • Snowman Brick Pavers!!

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

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

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

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

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

    Adam Otiz
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    A female healthcare worker who was quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has developed a fever after arriving at Newark Liberty Airport, the New Jersey State Health Department said on Friday. She has been isolated and is being evaluated at University Hospital in Newark. She had no symptoms upon arrival in Newark, but was put under quarantine due to the possibility she was exposed to Ebola. The woman said she had contact with patients while in Sierra Leone when questioned at the airport, The Register reported.The New York Times and WABC said that she…
  • A Marijuana Company Just Bought The Domain for $164,091

    Joseph Sheldon
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Chris Hood and Jon Schultz bought the domain back in 2008 and have just sold it to a company called Weed Growth Fund. The terms of sale call for Hood and Schultz to get $50,000 in cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa, Inc., a company run by former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson that hopes to market legal cannabis products throughout the world. The stock is currently trading under the CBDS ticker symbol at $8.55 share, which means the value of the shares sold to Hood and Schultz is $164,091, reports. Hood said he and Schultz have about 5,000 domain…
  • How to Raise Money For Your Start-up or Small Business, Q&A With Ron Conway, Sam Altman and Marc Andreessen

    Joseph Sheldon
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Sam Altman: I would like to start with a question for Marc and Ron, which is by far the number one question we are going to be looking at today, what made you decide to invest in a founder company? Ron Conway: Well we have a slide on that- Sam Altman: Marc can start while we get that up. Ron Conway: So what makes us invest in a company is based on a whole bunch of characteristics. I have been doing this since 1994, right before Marc got out of the University of Illinois, so SV Angel and its entities have invested in over 700 companies. To invest in 700 companies that means we have physically…
  • 20 Best Quotes From The Big Bang Theory Season 1 – 7

    Joseph Sheldon
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The Big Bang Theory returns to E4 for season eight this Thursday at 8:30pm. So, to celebrate, we’ve collected the worst quotes from the last seven seasons. Bazinga! We actually think they’re the best ones. Season 1 Penny: So, what do you guys do for fun around here? Sheldon: Well, today we tried masturbating for money. Sheldon: I’ll have a diet Coke. Penny: Can you please order a cocktail? I need to practice mixing drinks. Sheldon: Fine. I’ll have a virgin Cuba Libre. Penny: That’s rum and Coke, without the rum? Sheldon: Yes, and would you make it diet? Leonard:…
  • A Trend Called ‘Virtual Rape’ Is The Newest Taboo by Feminists.

    Joseph Sheldon
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    The widely popular “Grand Theft Auto” video-game series lets players get away with a wide range of virtual crimes, including looting and murder. But that’s not enough mayhem for some players, who are rewriting its code to add another crime: rape. In a disturbing new trend, “Grand Theft Auto V” gamers are virtually raping the avatars controlled by other people playing online. They then post videos of their exploits on YouTube. The virtual rapists modify the game’s code to let them do things they otherwise couldn’t. They choose a naked or pantless man…
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Throwback Thursday: Halloween 1995

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

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

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

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

    Tenae Stewart
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    One of the wineries in my area is made up of Guenoc Winery and Langtry Farms, both located on the property owned in the 1880s by (in)famous actress, Lillie Langtry. She was born on this day, October 13, in 1853, a native of Jersey in the United Kingdom. Known for her audacious will and independent personal life, she’s a quotable and memorable lady.Happy 161st Birthday, Lillie!Filed under: Art, Topics
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Modern Elements Invade Older Paintings

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    If you don’t have time to complete a whole painting, then why not just add a bit of paint to somebody else’s. That what this artist did, creating scenes juxtaposing futuristic syfy elements into paintings from the distant past. The post Modern Elements Invade Older Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Street Photography by Jesse Marlow

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    These candid everyday artistic moments of street photography were captured by professional photographer, Jesse Marlow – who resides in Melbourne, Australia. (source)       The post Street Photography by Jesse Marlow appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • The Street Art of Borondo

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    This series of street art was done by Sri Lankan based artist, Borondo.   The post The Street Art of Borondo appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Paintings by Tristan Pigott

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    These paintings are by Tristan Pigott. The scenes depict people caught in the middle of a slightly surreal version of everyday life. The post Paintings by Tristan Pigott appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Reflective Paintings from Brad Kunkle

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Brad Kunkle is an American painter who’s inspirational, mythically stylized paintings are highlighted with actual gold and silver – giving the paintings a reflective quality that can’t be achieved with traditional paints. via The post Reflective Paintings from Brad Kunkle appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Kate Watts, Huge

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

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

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

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

    Maren Maier
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bason explains how co-production has the potential to reshape governanceChristian Bason is the Director of MindLab, a cross-governmental innovation unit run by a range of national ministries and a municipal government in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to joining MindLab in 2007, he served as head of public organization and management practice and as head of employment and human resource policy evaluation at Ramboll, an international consultancy. He is the author of three previous books on citizen involvement, leadership and public sector innovation. We spoke to him about his experiences,…
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  • An Interview with Happa

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

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

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

    Navz Sangwan
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest inland sea. It exists now as an expanding toxic desert that straddles the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Often referred to as ‘the quiet Chernobyl,’ the Aral Sea is understood now as one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history. The sea first began to shrink in the 1960s, when the Soviet Union decided to divert the two rivers, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, which brought glacial melt and snowpack from the Hindu Kush and Pamir Mountains of the southeast. The reasoning behind the Soviet decision was to reinvigorate…
  • Welcome to Djerbahood, Djerba, Tunisia: Home to One of the Most Ambitious Collaborative Art Projects

    Bizarre Culture
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Erriadh, a small village on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, was transformed into a vibrant ‘open-air museum’ as a destination for one of the most vibrant and ambitious street art project ever hosted. The Djerbahood project invited 150 street artists from 30 countries to live and work in the community, using the walls of the houses in the village as canvas. Curated by Tunisian artist and gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh after the success of his “Tour Paris 13” project, Djerbahood reinvigorates and recharacterizes an old historic village. The project serves to promote…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Cute Paper Animals

    Adriana de Barros
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    These paper animals look like they are real. Not furry real, but like they are able to move around like ant bears. These cute creatures are named Annabel and Erwin—made by Wolfram Kampffmeyer who saw the genuine ones at the Berlin Zoo. There are also flamingos and meerkats and even fake hunting trophies to put...
  • Seeing Double: Bewitching Minimalist Photography

    Christopher Smail
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Turkish photographer Can Dagarslani’s latest project, entitled “Identities,” cast two similar looking models and shoots them in a number of settings, including naked together in a cabinet and posed with some deer trophy heads. They are exquisitely realised with minimalist styling and fantastical postures. There is also a spooky undercurrent to these images. Artwork ©...
  • Pokras Lampas’ Calligraphy on Female Nudes

    Adriana de Barros
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. You can view more pictures here from Pokras Lampas’ ongoing series, “Calligraphy on Girls.” If you remember, last year I had featured some of his lettering on models and also on paper. This St. Petersburg-based artist has been conducting calligraphy workshops and if you...
  • Design for “Dracula Untold” and Universal Pictures

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Just released this month is the monster tale of “Dracula Untold,” a dark fantasy action film by Gary Shore and starring Luke Evans as main character (Vlad III Tepes). To celebrate the film’s launch, Universal Pictures is giving artists, designers and illustrators around the world the opportunity to create the cover art for the digital...
  • The Delicate Photography of Berta Vicente Salas

    Adriana de Barros
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    It is all about the subtlety and details of Berta Vicente Salas’ pictures. Like positioning her father dead center of a Ferris wheel, creating the illusion his head is part of the wheel. Painting only the body of a girl named Carla in blue, which ends up highlighting her head like it was cut off...
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  • Art porn | episode 9 | Chloe Roach

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

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

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

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

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

  • Barowari Durga Pujo

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Durga Puja is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September-October). Akal Bodhan performed by Sri Ramchandra to demolish Ravana. The awakening of Durga is celebrated as present day durga puja the orginal known as Basanti Puja which is usually in the month of Spring of the year. The first grand worship of Goddess Durga in dates back in 1500s. Landlords or zamindar of Dinajpur and Malda initiated the first Durga Puja in Bengal. According to another source, Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur or Bhabananda Mazumdar of Nadiya organized the first Sharadiya or Autumn Durga Puja in…
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  • Zombie Lisa

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

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

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    “Zreedo” prints available here!
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