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  • As The Folk Museum Falls, Critics Emerge For MoMA And Its Director

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    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    “Critics warn that MoMA’s second expansion in a decade — which will create an ‘art bay’ open to West 53rd Street where ‘spontaneous events’ could be accommodated; free admission for the entire first floor; and a new combination gallery-and-performance space — will move the museum only further in a crowd-pleasing direction, eroding the seriousness and critical distance from popular culture that built its reputation.”
  • What You Need to Know Before Investing in Art

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    Markus
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    We all know when there is a panic on the financial market, everything that can be seen as an investment will rise in price. Besides traditional commodities such as gold and antiques, you can also consider some products of the modern art as in investment for your money. Let’s consider paintings. A properly chosen painting can essentially increase the wealth of an owner in just a few years. And it is not hard to choose such a piece of art, as it might seem at first. There a lot of questions and problems you will need to solve before making a decision. Why is there a great difference in…
  • Ready to Show Off | Advice For Exhibiting Your Art

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    Jean Pederson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    One of our newsletter readers has written to me with an art business question: he (although could be a woman) doesn’t have the confidence to exhibit his art, and doesn’t want to do so only for money, he pointed out that it takes money to exhibit one’s art.Have you been painting for a while, and developed a level of proficiency and a pile of paintings? Now what? I’m sure you’re filled with several questions just as I was. There’s a certain freedom in painting for yourself, with no worry for the market or client, but you may want to show your paintings.
  • Sketchbook Skool: Great Art Journaling Course for Every Artist

    Found Curiosities: Art & Ephemera Journal
    Toni Antonetti
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Sketchbook Skool, the brainchild of LA/NY artist Danny Gregory and Amsterdam-based artist Koosje Koene,  opened last Friday, and it's a free-spirited approach to art journaling that is guaranteed to allay art anxiety in even the most timid beginner. The six-week online course will also feature a weekly lesson from veteran sketchbookers Roz Stendahl, Jane LaFazio, Prashant Miranda and Tommy Kane. Hundreds (or even thousands!) of artists have signed up for the $99 course, and week one posts were filled with some heartfelt confessions -- many of the students were disuaded from a career…
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Public Space, Capital, and Boycotting the Biennales

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    On Friday, April 4th, a conversation about Art in the Public Sphere was held at HAU, Berlin, between Alice Creischer, Oliver Marchart, Simon Sheikh, Sarah Vanhee, and Joanna Warsza, moderated by Helmut Draxler. The evening was a part of HAU's Phantasm and Politics series, and discussion revolved around the upcoming Manifesta in St Petersburg. Afterwards, we had our own conversation. RICHARD PETTIFER: Having to pay €8 for a discussion about public space is the perfect ironic summary of what was discussed on stage. Increasingly, what is “public” is defined by capital, and…
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  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Public Space, Capital, and Boycotting the Biennales

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    On Friday, April 4th, a conversation about Art in the Public Sphere was held at HAU, Berlin, between Alice Creischer, Oliver Marchart, Simon Sheikh, Sarah Vanhee, and Joanna Warsza, moderated by Helmut Draxler. The evening was a part of HAU's Phantasm and Politics series, and discussion revolved around the upcoming Manifesta in St Petersburg. Afterwards, we had our own conversation. RICHARD PETTIFER: Having to pay €8 for a discussion about public space is the perfect ironic summary of what was discussed on stage. Increasingly, what is “public” is defined by capital, and…
  • Supreme Modern Feminist or Covert Misogynist?

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    If pressed, I maintain that the reason I keep up with news about popular culture is that, for me, it adds all-important context to the various forms of "legitimate" art that I take in as a job. Visiting Richard Saltoun’s show of Viennese feminist art (that, specifically speaking, of VALIE EXPORT and Friedl Kubelka) for instance, the phrase "proto-selfies" played continuously in my mind: not a phrase of my own design, but one coined for the exhibition by a writer at Blouin Artinfo. Women these days—famous women, typically, but also the occasional civilian (the much-discussed…
  • Pablo Bartholomew: Time Regained

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    Pablo Bartholomew’s The Calcutta Diaries at Sakshi Gallery takes you back in time: literally, through photographs taken in the city in the ‘70s, and artistically, from a time when photojournalism was a hallmark of magazines like LIFE and National Geographic. Its transition today into the gallery space elicits two stories, one of a lost Calcutta—its very name has changed—and one of the place for contemporary photojournalistic photography itself. In an age of pre-digital dissemination, photojournalists, the great visual storytellers, wove narratives. Commissioned by…
  • Tio Ilar 7 Istanbul: International street art group show in the Greek Consulate

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Thursday 10th April in Istanbul's most vibrant district, Beyoglu, and the always crowded Istiklal street saw the successful opening of the international contemporary and street art exhibition, Tio Ilar. This is the 7th edition of the annual showcase that was initially held in Athens, and their 2nd time touring to Istanbul, hosting artists predominantly from Greece and Turkey. Although the majority of the artists are actively involved in their respective homeland's street art scenes, here this is not necessarily highlighted; the point is contemporary artistic expression in general, no matter…
  • Documenting Impermanence: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    “Why hang things on a wall when the wall itself is so much more a challenging medium?”  —Gordon Matta-Clark With the term conceptual art so much a part of our everyday language these days it’s sometimes possible to forget what motivated the early conceptual artists to adopt it. One of the key objectives of conceptual art was to subvert the artwork as a singular unique object, a fetishized commodity suited to ownership and trade. A painted image can be owned, assigned value, but what about the idea of an image, the mere concept of its production? Much of what…
 
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  • Datascape. What you see may not be what you get

    Regine
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    From realistic renderings to imagined environments, painters have made landscape their subject, or used it as a backdrop for portraiture for centuries. In a certain sense, the artists who participate in this exhibition perpetuate this tradition of depicting our environment - whether real or fantasized, although they also reflect upon the intricate blend of visual information and the data enhancement that has modified our world continue
  • Age of Wonder: Mistaken ideas about Darwinism

    Regine
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Fortey believes that the natural progress of evolution is always towards greater richness, and that this is the way our planet is meant to be when Darwinian evolution is allowed to play out naturally. Mistaken ideas about Darwinism have contributed to a view of human life that diminishes rather than enhances richness, particularly in the Weltanschauung of market capitalism continue
  • Martin Creed: What's the point of it?

    Regine
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    I'm not even remotely impartial when it comes to Martin Creed. I love his work. Whether it's the Sick Films in which people enter an empty white space and proceed to vomit on the floor, the mocking neon signs or the cactus plants neatly positioned by size. continue
  • Don't call it ruin porn, this is Ruin Lust

    Regine
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Most people are fascinated by ruins. The appeal of the crumbling and the decaying is such that it has its own term in photography. It is called "ruin porn" and Detroit is one of its most celebrated subjects. Tate Britain currently has an exhibition about the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art. It is called Ruin Lust. Not because Tate curators are prude and proper but because they are erudite, the title of the show, i read, comes from the 18th-century German architectural word 'Ruinenlust' continue
  • "Volta", the oversized voltaic pile

    Regine
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Over the course of a several hour long performance, the Volta team built up a giant and foul-smelling pile that alternated copper plates, clothes drenched in acid and zinc. I didn't stand and stare until the final moments of the performance but I wish i had. The goal was to use the oversized battery to produce enough energy for one light bulb, suspended from the ceiling continue
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    Eye Level

  • Smithsonian Horticulturalists Talk About American Art's Flora

    Jeff
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Melanie Pyle and Joel Lemp are horticulturists with Smithsonian Gardens, and they lead tours through the garden growing in American Art's Kogod Courtyard. The natural beauty of the plants complements the art in our museum so well. This spring they will lead tours through the courtyard on Thursday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.. Katie Crooks, public program coordinator, spoke with Pyle and Lemp about the gardening at the Smithsonian. Smithsonian Horticulturalist Joel Lemp talks about the flora in American Art's Kogod Courtyard. Eye Level: Most people don't think of…
  • Picture This: Spring, Cherry Blossoms, and Family

    Jeff
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Onoe Ryu Dance group performs at our Cherry Blossom Family Day. Spring has arrived (well, I'm not sure it's made up its mind just yet). But the weather was very spring-like this last Saturday when the American Art celebrated D.C.'s famous trees with a Cherry Blossom Family Celebration. Kids enjoyed craft activities like making tissue paper blossoms, drawing their own cherry blossom tree, folded Japanese screen painting, and origami. Here, the Onoe Ryu Dance group performs a traditional Japanese dance in the Kogod Courtyard as part of the festivities. Join us for our next Family Festival…
  • Picture This: Our America Travels to The Frost Art Museum

    Jeff
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    At of the opening reception for Our America at the Frost Art Museum Last week American Art's exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art opened at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, the first stop on a multi-city journey across the country. The show will be at the Frost until June 22, 2014, then travel to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, and the…
  • April Gornik: Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds

    Howard
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    April Gornik's Virga The weather in American Art's Lincoln Gallery has gotten a bit cloudier, thanks to the addition of April Gornik's 1992 painting, Virga. Its dramatic swirls of cumulus that dip like a crow's wing over troubled water depict a storm brewing on the horizon. The painting is a recent gift to the museum from James F. Dicke II, the sponsor of the museum's annual lecture in contemporary art that bears his name. Three words appeared on the screen shortly after Gornik took the stage: Binaries, Details, Process, giving a bit of a roadmap to the lecture as the artist took us on a tour…
  • Pop Art Prints: A Closer Look at James Rosenquist

    Jeff
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Pop Art Prints has just opened in American Art's graphic arts galleries. The installation showcases thirty-seven works from the museum's extensive holdings of works on paper from the 1960s and 1970s. The featured prints are bold, bright, and filled with references to popular culture. Four lively prints by James Rosenquist are showcased in the installation. Nina Williams, a curatorial assistant at American Art, writes about one of Rosenquist's pieces in the show. Art © James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Expo 67 Mural Firepole 33 x 17'. 1967, color lithograph on paper, 33 1/8…
 
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  • Weekend Jams: Footage Island

    Corinna Kirsch
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    AFC’s finished for the week, but we thought ahead to bestow upon you some more content, our favorite video from this week’s blogging. Tune in every Saturday… Footage Island is a YouTube channel devoted entirely to providing free video footage. It’s like Shutterstock, but mostly for computer-generated graphics. In this island where images roam freely, there’s hundreds of gaze-worthy images; from “space traveling in the speed of light” to “cartoon clouds on a green screen,” the clips are hypnotic, and often surreal. You can get lost in a minute-long video of shiny purple…
  • GIFS Are Like Melodies

    Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Anthony Antonellis told us recently that GIFs are like melodies. This image by Sally McKay literalizes that sentiment. Nina Simone plays the piano.
  • MoMA Better Bring Robert Gober’s Untitled Masterpiece to New York

    Whitney Kimball
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Robert Gober, Untitled, 1995-97 (Image courtesy of the Schaulager Museum) Get ready for some polemics, and masterworks of fake legs of plumbing: A Robert Gober retrospective is coming to MoMA next year. Gober’s reviews make him a culture-wars lightning rod, since he often treats taboos with bald ambiguity. “Hanging Man/Sleeping Man” (1989), for example, shows wallpaper of lynchings and a white man sleeping, which Gober has described as an image of guilt. In 1990, the piece offended the African-American security guards who were tasked to guard it at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum; or,…
  • Seven Surprising Ways the Internet Has Screwed the Art World?

    Corinna Kirsch
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over on artnet news, Alexandra Peers reports that the Internet has changed the art world in “seven surprising ways,” but not always for the better. The listicle contains some nuggets of common sense—yes, having seven reviews about the Whitney Biennial pop up in your news feed before the exhibition even opens will affect the way you see it—but some of it’s just conflated blather. So what’s a blogger to do, but respond. Here’s the list of conclusions Peers has made about how the Internet has screwed the art world: 1. The truly rare object is now wickedly expensive. The easy…
  • Friday Links: Roll Those Eggs

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Barack and Michelle Obama and the Easter Egg Roll People (Liam Neeson) are losing their shit over Bill de Blasio’s campaign to ban horsedrawn carriages. The anti-carriage people think that it’s inhumane to keep horses in the city; the pro-carriage people say that horse carriages are already under tons of scrutiny and don’t want the industry to die. De Blasio wants to replace the carriages with electric cars, but apparently this alternative had failed in San Francisco. [WNYC] The New York Times Editorial Board observes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has little to show for his first four…
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    Art Biz Blog

  • Tweekly for April 19, 2014

    Alyson Stanfield
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Before I get to my top tweets from the past couple of weeks, I have something on my mind. Nineteen years ago I was living in Oklahoma City when our museum doors blew open and we simultaneously heard an explosion. The days that followed are both unforgettable and seem like a lifetime ago. I hope we never forget that senseless attack on innocent people or the, sadly, additional ones we hear about every day. It’s easy to become numb to violence, and, as sensitive artists, I hope you never do. The world needs your beauty and generous spirit more than ever. I mention it because, on the…
  • Impatience Killed the Blog (Revive It!)

    Alyson Stanfield
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Your blog won’t become popular overnight. Blogging is a process, a commitment. After last week’s article, The Gold Mine in Your Artist Blog, several people commented to the tune of: My blog is no gold mine. I can’t get any traffic or interaction with people. In nearly 10 years of blogging and many years of teaching artists to blog, I have witnessed a large number of artists build successful blogs. I have also, sadly, watched even more artists’ blogs falter. The main reason artists’ blogs fail is impatience. There’s no instant gratification at a blog’s birth. No showering of…
  • How to Hire Someone to Help with Your Art Business

    Alyson Stanfield
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    I just hired my first employee, other than myself, at Art Biz Coach. Yes, I have other assistants who work with me on a contract basis, but Maeve Eichelberger is a full-fledged employee. With my new assistant, Maeve Eichelberger, at her recent opening in Denver. She starts tomorrow as, officially, my administrative assistant. Unofficially-officially, she’s the Supervisor of Karmic Activity. Don’t blame me, she chose the title. It’s even on her business cards. Maeve’s job is to make sure the office runs smoothly. If you’re in one of our programs, you’ll surely hear from her.
  • Searching for Content for Your Artist Blog

    Alyson Stanfield
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    In my last post, I made the case that your blog is a gold mine for you. What I didn’t say is that it’s only a gold mine if you are consistently committed to blogging and to improving with each post. You can only fulfill this commitment with rich content. But what do you write about and where do you find it? It’s probably not under the wood boards of the deck, but you never know. On pages 143-44 of I’d Rather Be in the Studio, I lay out 32 specific ideas for newsletter or blog post content. But before you can make that list useful to you, you must know your purpose.
  • The Gold Mine in Your Artist Blog

    Alyson Stanfield
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Last week I asked how you’re going to be marketing your art differently now that Facebook Reach is plummeting. It’s tempting to just jump to another social media site. Google+ anyone?. I would encourage you, as I always have, to build up content on your site first. As this Facebook brouhaha has reminded us, we don’t own social media sites. Their stockholders do. We will never be in control of what they do with their platforms or how they make money. But we do own and can control our own sites. We can build up beautiful content, links, and Google juice on a blog. Wouldn’t you rather…
 
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  • Artist Profile: Michael Manning

    Lindsay Howard
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Animated GIF via dump.fm LH: For as long as I've been familiar with your work—starting on dump.fm in 2010—you've been incredibly prolific. Back then, you were creating and sharing abstract animated GIFs. I remember you would post hundreds of variations on a single shape. I see that kind of preoccupation, or obsession, come up again and again in your work, with the "Phone Arts" series, the "Microsoft Store Paintings," and most recently, the "Sheryl Crow Pandora Paintings." These expansive projects create a sense of repetition, ultimately a smooth rhythm, which appears to be so continuous…
  • All the News We Hope to Print

    David Finnigan
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Photo of Salon de Thé Facebook, Tunis, shared on Twitter by @WadhahJebri on February 16, 2011 and recirculated with the #16juin2014 hashtag. It sounds, at first, like something out of H.G. Wells. On February 16, 2011, a person opening a Tunisian newspaper or website might have come across an article dated more than three years in the future.  Following the Sidi Bouzid Revolt in January 2011 which ousted the president, the country experienced a national strike which halted economic activity, and the transition government swiftly lost the confidence and goodwill of the people. A Tunisian ad…
  • Beware of Geeks Bearing Formulas: When property becomes smart

    Adam Rothstein
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    From Joe Hamilton, hypergeography. Sources: ultrazapping and darrellg. If you thought cryptocurrencies were hard to understand, you probably want to sit down for your first introduction to smart property. The easy way to think about smart property is like Bitcoin, but for real things. I recently explained BTC here on Rhizome as follows (skip this excerpt if you're already familiar with this): Basically, it's a peer-to-peer database that lists a number of units of value, or coins, by unique addresses, and assigns them to personal owners by more unique addresses. The database makes sure…
  • Connecting With My Inner Bot

    Mariam Naziripour
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Incorporate introduces itself in the iOS app store with a simple inquiry: "How do you connect to others, if you're not connected to yourself? This experiment in digital relaxation comes from artist duo Essex Olivares by way of support from SculptureCenter. It is an artwork designed to circulate among apps, taking its place in—and perhaps commenting on—an increasingly crowded landscape of self-help tools for the informationally overloaded. The opening screen asks, "how are you feeling?" above a menu of rounded buttons displaying six succinct emotions: overwhelmed, torn, centered,…
  • 911,000 B.C. at Grand Century

    Anton Haugen
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    In order to increase survivability in the event of a crash, scientist Charles Yost developed memory foam in 1966 at the NASA Ames Research Center, within walking distance of what would later become the Googleplex. Memory foam holds the mark of any pressure made against it before slowly returning to its original form when the pressure is removed. Curated by Agatha Wara, ٩١١,000 B.C. was the inaugural show at Grand Century, an exhibition space in an artist's studio on New York's Lower East Side organized by artists Dora Budor, Alex Mackin Dolan, and Olivia Erlanger. The show lasted less than…
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    Artistic Mission

  • Levelling

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Jaboor(636) 614-6945Dan@DanJaboor.comNew exhibit by St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor shows results of self-imposed challenge     Artists have many ways of deciding what to do next and how to get themselves in the frame of mind to actually do it. St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor has been experimenting with a new concept on how accomplish this. The results will be shown in his new exhibit, “Levelling, 100 paintings by Dan Jaboor”. The paintings can be seen May 3–June 7, 2014 at the Syndicate Building Galleries, 915 Olive Street, St.
  • Project 365

    1 Feb 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Project 365 is something that I started back on January 1st.  The premise is simple: make one painting everyday and post it online for people to see.  A few people early on asked about buying a piece from the project, so I started doing that on a first come - first served basis. Ready to hang & shipped to your door via USPS for the low low price of $75 (unless you live outside the US lower 48)I'm one month into the project as of this writing and I have to say that it has been really fulfilling and support seems to be growing for the project.  If you are interested in seeing…
  • Thoughts on Claude Monet and Artistic Insanity

    17 Aug 2013 | 6:12 pm
     This is Claude Monet.  He was the father of the Impressionistic movement and remains one of the most well known artists in modern times.  The photo below shows him in the garden next to his home in Giverny, France.  The bridge behind him features prominently in many of his works.  You have almost surely seen a reproduction of it adorning the walls of a waiting room at some point in your life.  The most common view of him is of an older gentleman quietly spending his painting flowers.  Nothing too wild and crazy about that is there?Claude Monet, in his…
  • Bob Reuter, R.I.P.

    8 Aug 2013 | 10:06 pm
    My first encounter with Bob Reuter was back in the first part of 2009.  Back then, I was a resident artist at Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery and another resident put together a show featuring Reuter and 2 other artists (a painter and a collage artist) called "Rock, Paint, Scissors".  The night of the opening was not well attended and consisted largely of a couple tight circles of friends talking.  I don't know for sure that he was there that night (he had recently had major heart surgery and some of the show proceeds were intended to help with his medical bills).
  • A Thought About Commissioning Artists

    3 Aug 2013 | 11:53 pm
    Lining up art gigs and commissions is a lot like throwing out a message in a bottle. Most if them get lost forever. When one gets “found" though, the resulting magic is often just as powerful as an actual rescue. It’s a form of salvation. Remember that when interacting with artists.via Tumblr http://danjaboor.tumblr.com/post/57315144745/a-thought-about-commissioning-artists
 
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Entourage"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    “Entourage” • Oil on Copper • 5 x 5 inches (12 x 12 cm) • 2014This painting is available at the Powers Gallery in Acton, MA. The Big Apple gets surrounded by his crowd of followers. "Entourage" is painted on a prepared copper panel, which is a wonderful and very durable support for oils. A border of unpainted copper is left around the edge, giving it a unique and warm appearance. To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Getting a Handle on Things"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    “Getting a Handle on Things” • Acrylic on Wood • 2.5 x 2.5 inches (6 x 6 cm) • 2014$185 plus shipping. Painting is always a process of discovery on some level. I generally know how things will work out from the beginning, but sometimes there are surprises along the way. A small but beautiful surprise happened when I painted the highlight at the top of the handle. That small dab of white paint instantly brought a drab passage to life. It was kind of a magic moment for me. This is painted on a prepared block of poplar wood, and set in a deep-format black frame; please see below for an…
  • "California Roll with Chopsticks"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    “California Roll with Chopsticks” • Acrylic on Wood • 2.5 x 2.5 inches (6 x 6 cm) • 2014$185 plus shipping. It's been well over a year since I've painted any sushi; I've done many in the past but I think I reached my limit. However, a friend is opening a gallery in California (more on that later), and asked me to send her my existing sushi pieces for the opening. Since the subject was on my mind, and since I happened to have some uneaten California Rolls in my fridge, today's painting seemed like a natural. This is painted on a prepared block of poplar wood, and set in a deep-format…
  • "Twisty"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:12 pm
    “Twisty • Oil on Panel • 5 x 8 inches (12 x 20 cm) • 2014This painting is available at the J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, MA I was half-tempted to call this "Pig's Tail", but that just didn't seem right for some reason. Joking aside, there is something elemental and simple about a peeled lemon… and it all has to come out right; there's no place to hide in a painting like this. To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Chorus Line"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:43 pm
    “Chorus Line” • Acrylic on Wood • 2.5 x 2.5 inches (6 x 6 cm) • 2014$185 plus shipping. Good painting is never about copying something - it's about drilling down to the essence of the subject and finding a way to translate that into paint. Rendering granite - the slab these fruits are resting on - is an especially satisfying challenge; how can I present the illusion of stone containing thousands of tiny crystals without trying to portray each and every detail? This is painted on a prepared block of poplar wood, and set in a deep-format black frame; please see below for an image. To…
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    tom moody

  • chibi store painting

    tom moody
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    painting made with Computers Club Drawing Society software "Chibi Paint" -- this is a layer -- still mulling over a version with an additional layer
  • from brand-brand to art-brand (more on michael manning)

    tom moody
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Thanks to Michael Manning for the shout and Lindsay Howard for noting my (doomed) attempt to give context to his paintings -- the occasion is this Rhizome interview of the former by the latter, published yesterday. In January last year I wrote this about Manning: [His] recent images consist of touchscreen paintings with menu-selected brushes, textures and hues; am guessing these are "augmented finger paintings" and not done with a stylus. He has made them on the iPad as well as with Windows 8 demo screens inside the Microsoft Store [alien country for the Apple-brainwashed creative elite --…
  • frank zappa "weasels" trivia

    tom moody
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    From a web page called eclectic obsessions: Frank Zappa recruited artist Neon Park to create a subversive image based on a cover story from the September 1956 issue of Man's Life, (a Men's adventure magazine). After showing Neon a copy of the magazine, Zappa inquired, "This is it. What can you do that's worse than this?" Neon's answer was to craft a parody of an advertisement for Schick brand electric razor based on the "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" theme. The record company released the album despite its reservations about the album cover. This is an iconic '60s/'70s LP cover, subversive because…
  • exorcism

    tom moody
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    hat tips to Joel Cook's icon collection
  • twitter convo re: ADDAC wav player module

    tom moody
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Tom Moody: ADDAC Systems damn your temperamental wav player and its proper wav order and naming syntax all to hell (much as i like this module) Zachary Michels: I've written a Matlab script that converts WAV's and file names to put on an SD card. Let me know if you want it... Tom Moody: Thanks - saving & naming wavs "by hand" makes me think about them more - was commenting mainly on the ADDAC player's quirks Zachary Michels: I hear ya. I've also enjoyed surprises that come from being able to quickly and mindlessly populate an SD card with new WAV's. :) Tom Moody: "Surprises from being…
 
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • stepped back and aloft

    Dennis
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    stepped back and aloft 2014 #448 18"x12"...
  • pace and time

    Dennis
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
  • A couple of thoughts about Sigmar Polke, "Alibis" at MOMA

    Dennis
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Sigmar Polke - Church Windows Grossmünster Zürich from ikonoTV on Vimeo. I've loved Sigmar Polke's art for a long time. Naturally, I was excited to see the MOMA show Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010, April 19-August 3, 2014. The show...
  • buoyantly from the depths

    Dennis
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    buoyantly from the depths 2014 #446 18"x12"...
  • Parallel City LES

    Dennis
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Notes for a film treatment: Imagine You've Got Mail with Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs as the leading roles where they first encounter each other in a Reddit chat room disputing methods of urban planning and through twists of...
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  • Matisse’s cut-outs: Carving into colour

    Author
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Matisse’s cut-outs: Carving into colour: “THE image is as striking as it is unexpected: Henri Matisse aged 80, sitting in a cane wheelchair, slicing giant shears through a sheet of colour held in his left hand. At his feet a litter of bright paper scraps surrounds him; a riot of dancing shapes is pinned to the walls. The photograph, taken by Lydia Delectorskaya, the painter’s assistant and muse, documents the startling originality of his ‘cut-outs’: vibrant designs of apparent simplicity spooling from a master’s hands in the last decade of his life, each one a tableau of…
  • Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

    Author
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?: Changsoon Oh’s ‘Seoul.’ Still from UGallery. “Buying artwork can be scary. Many think art — particularly original art — is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie’s or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don’t buy. This notion of ‘art intimidation’ is very real, and has been for years, as the art culture can be seen as a private club, only accessible to…
  • ‘Blood moon’ eclipse in Americas

    Author
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    ‘Blood moon’ eclipse in Americas: “Your photos across the Americas of the total lunar eclipse” (Via BBC News.)
  • New Banksy? Whatever. Graffiti is just a tame in-joke for Guardian readers

    Author
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    New Banksy? Whatever. Graffiti is just a tame in-joke for Guardian readers: “A mural near GCHQ is typical of the British street artist’s instinct for trendy political content to impress his bourgeois public Once graffiti was a guttural art. It was rude and threatening. Respectable people abhorred it. Artists like Jean Dubuffet found ‘raw’ beauty in it. Now it is a tame in-joke shared by a middle class so schooled in street art that homeowners are delighted to wake up with a daub on the side of their house if they think it may be a valuable Banksy. ‘It’s…
  • Art, Naturally

    Author
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Art, Naturally: “They’ve congregated along the banks of Riverbend Park, transferring trees’ waterfront reflections to canvas. They’ve met at the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, capturing glimmers of the early-morning sun in person. And now after ten ‘paint-outs,’ a local artist group is ready to exhibit (and sell) thei…” (Via Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue.)
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  • Top AJBlogs From 04.20.14

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Another Director’s Job Is Now Open AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-04-20 How to get into the Met orchestra AJBlog: Slipped Disc | Published 2014-04-20 Classical Music Can Make You Dumb AJBlog: PostClassic | Published 2014-04-19 Saffron & Sozanski: Philadelphia Inquirer’s Good-News/Bad-News Week AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-04-19
  • The Aereo Case Will Determine The Future Of Television

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “Aereo would give so-called cord cutters the means to assemble a more affordable package of online streaming options like Amazon Prime, Apple TV or Netflix, and still spend a Sunday afternoon watching the N.F.L. and ’60 Minutes’ immediately afterward. As antenna-driven viewing has dropped and digital consumption has surged, Aereo is a way to put old wine in a new bottle.”
  • As The Folk Museum Falls, Critics Emerge For MoMA And Its Director

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    “Critics warn that MoMA’s second expansion in a decade — which will create an ‘art bay’ open to West 53rd Street where ‘spontaneous events’ could be accommodated; free admission for the entire first floor; and a new combination gallery-and-performance space — will move the museum only further in a crowd-pleasing direction, eroding the seriousness and critical distance from popular culture that built its reputation.”
  • The Vatican Is Digitizing All Of Its Documents, And Here’s How

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    “If it takes four years for every 3,000 manuscripts, the the entire library may not be online for over 109 years. The documents are expected to consume 43 quadrillion bytes of storage space, and will be backed up in case files are corrupted or accidentally deleted.”
  • The P.T. Barnum Of The Small Screen

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    George Schlatter “was buds with the Rat Pack. He made stars out of unknowns Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and was fired from ‘The Judy Garland Show’ after five episodes because he and CBS disagreed about his vision for the variety series.”
 
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  • A religion reading list from Oxford World’s Classics

    Kirsty
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Kirsty Doole Religion has provided the world with some of the most influential and important written works ever known. Here is a reading list made up of just a small selection of the texts we carry in the series, covering religions across the globe. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People – Bede Bede’s most famous work was finished in 731, and deals with the history of Christianity in England, most notably, the tension between Roman and Celtic forms of Christianity. It is one of the most important texts in English history. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave…
  • Easter rites of initiation bring good news for American Catholics

    AlyssaB
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    By David Yamane For many Catholics in America, waking up in the morning to find no news about the church is a relief. They won’t have to deal with stories about the lingering stench of the priest sexual abuse scandal, the consolidation of parishes and closing of schools, controversy over Catholic hospitals and the loss of Catholic youth, fewer and older nuns and more and younger “nones.” But what if no news was not the only good news? What if Catholics turned on their TVs and opened their papers on Easter Sunday and heard some real good news instead? Family watching television 1958.
  • Is CBD better than THC?: exploring compounds in marijuana

    Julie Fergus
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Gary Wenk Marijuana is the leafy material from Cannabis indica plant that is generally smoked. By weight, it typically contains 2%-5% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive agent. However the plant also contains about fifty other cannabinoid-based compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). One Internet ad claims that “cannabidiol (CBD) can cure arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.” CBD is the main non-psychotropic cannabinoid present in the Cannabis sativa plant, constituting up to 40% of its extract. Somehow this one particular…
  • The 4/20 update

    Alice
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Mitch Earleywine A lot has changed this year in cannabis prohibition. Science and policy march on. Legendary legalization laws in Colorado and Washington have generated astounding news coverage. Maryland is the latest state to change policies. A look at these states can reveal a lot about the research on relevant topics, too. Colorado and Taxes Colorado provides taxed and regulated access to recreational users for the first time since 1937’s Marijuana Tax Act. Money rolls into the state’s coffers (roughly $3.4 million in January and February) and the sky has yet to fall. Some observers…
  • Trauma happens, so what can we do about it?

    Alice
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Carolyn Lunsford Mears, Ph.D. Fifteen years ago, 20 April 1999, it happened in my community… at my son’s school. Two heavily armed seniors launched a deadly attack on fellow students, teachers, and staff at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado. As the event played out live on broadcast TV, millions around the globe watched in horror as emergency responders evacuated survivors and transported the wounded. At first, a quiet sort of disbelief mixed with shock and anguish descended upon us. Hours later, when the final tally was released – 15 dead, 26 injured – the…
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  • Paint!

    Martin
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    .is this a joke?"Paint! The first on-line platform to exclusively present the very best of contemporary painting with contributions only by internationally renowned artists""Paint! invites a selected group of acclaimed painters to propose and select features on noteworthy international exhibitions""The mission of Paint! is to create a successful network of specialised contributors, with the intention that Paint! becomes a tool for reputable professionals dedicated to the language of painting"
  • Patrick Berran

    Martin
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Patrick Berran, with White Columns, at The Independent.Pat Berran Studio Visit, anaba, 3/5/2012.Pat Berran on PaintersNYC 7/7/07.
  • GYG

    Martin
    12 Jul 2013 | 9:09 pm
    Michael DotsonEight Ball, at Geoffrey Young Gallery, in Great Barrington. MA. Closes 7/27.Brece Honeycutt.... wearing a cool shirt she made... I think she said she made it by wrapping something really hot/burning(??)... I can't remember, maybe a horseshoe?... but it was an interesting process.  Initially I thought it was like a Cai Guo-Qiang gunpowder thing... like he did for Gap... as seen in 'Which Infant Stool Sample?'. Geoffrey Young (L) Michael Dotson (Center) Gary Petersen (R).  Somebody remind me who did that yellow piece... it's plastic pepsi bottles or something all…
  • Kylie Heidenheimer

    Martin
    4 Jul 2013 | 7:07 pm
     Kylie Heidenheimer, at Galerie Gris, in Hudson. Closes 7/15.not sure if he has a website yet, it's a new gallery... at 621 Warren... same street as John Davis The previous show was Marina Adams.... I missed that show but got some good photos of her work in the back... will post soon. Kylie Heidenheimer 
  • John Davis Gallery (through 7/14)

    Martin
    27 Jun 2013 | 7:15 pm
    Gregory Amenoff at John Davis Gallery, Hudson NY, through 7/14. Jason Stopa Gregory Amenoff - very nice... I liked the big ones especially...they are very Elizabeth Murray. (btw I mentioned that and he said they were in a show together in 1978...Eight Abstract Painters, at the Philadelphia ICA... with Frances Barth, Jake Berthot, Bruce Boice, James Juszczyk, Paul Rotterdam, Joan Thorne) Jason Stopa STUDIO CRITICAL interview with Jason Stopa.STUDIO CRITICAL interview with ME! Jon Isherwood - glistening brown... plop... mysterious glyphs...
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  • New York – Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone Through April 26th, 2014

    D. Creahan
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ross Bleckner, via Art Observed Painter Ross Bleckner has returned to New York this spring, with an exhibition of new paintings at Mary Boone Gallery, featuring several continuations of past series of works, while branching off in new directions.  It’s been some time since the last solo exhibition of works by Ross Bleckner in New [...]
  • Hong Kong – Giacometti: “Without End” at Gagosian Hong Kong, through April 21st 2014

    emily
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Alberto Giacometti, Crowd at Intersection (1965), all images courtesy Gagosian Hong Kong Gagosian’s Hong Kong gallery space is currently showing the complete suite of lithographs from Alberto Giacometti’s Paris sans fin (Paris without end) series, alongside sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, and archival material from the late years of the artist’s life. Alberto Giacometti, Without End (Installation View) For the [...]
  • AO On-Site: The Brooklyn Museum Gala, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

    D. Creahan
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Kehinde Wiley, via Art Observed On Wednesday night, the Brooklyn Museum opened the doors for its annual Gala, bringing together a diverse group of artists, collectors and trustees to honor painter Kehinde Wiley, artist Jenny Holzer, and developer Jane Walentas. Orly Genger, via Art Observed Celebrating the talents of New York City’s second borough, the [...]
  • MoMA to Stage First U.S. Museum Retrospective for Robert Gober

    D. Creahan
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it will host the first-ever U.S. museum retrospective of works by Robert Gober.  Titled The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, Mr. Gober’s work will be on view beginning in October.  “Robert is totally involved and approaching himself as if he were one of his subjects,” says Ann Temkin, chief [...]
  • Pharrell Williams to Curate Show at Perrotin Gallery

    D. Creahan
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Artist Pharrell Williams is continuing his ventures into the art world later this year, curating a show at Emmanuel Perrotin’s Paris space.  The show, titled G I R L after the artist’s hit album, will feature 40 works by 32 artists (half of them women), including Tracey Emin, Alex Katz and Bharti Kher, as well as Daniel [...]
 
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  • A Breaking Bad vs Street Fighter Animated Short Film

    JazJaz
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Junior Jesman, a video game animator based in the UK, spent the last three months making a short film with some of his friends and colleagues. The result is an awesome tribute to the Street Fighter video game and the incredible Breaking Bad TV series Link to the video on Vimeo | Youtube. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Street Fighter - ASCII Edition Video Demo Fan-Created Batman Animation Short Serial Taxi - A Humorous Animated Short Film Fly - Humorous Animated Short Film Nowhere Near Here -…
  • Aliens Mural by Jim Vision & Dr Zadok

    JazJaz
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:05 am
    Inspired by the original artworks of H.R. Giger, art collective EndoftheLine’s Jim Vision & Dr Zadok created this huge mural on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London. The dystopian/fantasy piece is a great coming together of the signature styles of the two artists. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: A 4 Story High Street Art Mural by Natalia Rak Huge Street Art Mural in Beirut by INTI Huge Mural by Street Artist Violant 'Your Art Here' - H&M's Online Visual Arts Contest…
  • "Almost There"

    JazJaz
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:11 am
    Red Leader, 1977, created by mazeon, a freelance graphic designer based in Hamburg, Germany. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Vector Illustrations by Sebastien FERAUT A Brief Illustrated History of the World Dunkelziffer Tentacles – Anti-Child Abuse PSA Masters of the Universe as Hipsters Homer's Thoughts
  • A-Face-A-Day Project by Sandra Reichl

    JazJaz
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:54 am
    Over on her blog, Sandra Reichl, an Austrian art director/ illustrator, posts an endearing portrait of one of her many fellow Viennese inhabitants every day (or at least she tries to anyway). Reichl draws these faces with a sense of fondness and warmth that one would normally reserve for close friends or loved ones. The illustrations are accompanied by a humorous fact about the person behind the face, which makes them even more endearing. Living in a city of 1.7 million beautiful people, would, in all probability mean that she will never run out of interesting faces to chose from for her art…
  • Walker's Dead

    JazJaz
    4 Dec 2013 | 9:07 am
    This Star Wars vs. The Walking Dead mashup tee, designed by artist victorsbeard, is available for $16 (for a limited time only) at NOWHEREBad. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Batman x Star Wars Samurai Stormtrooper Original Star Wars Trilogy Posters by Drew Roberts Star Destroyer Taking on The "Star Wars" Opening Crawl Olly Moss' Star Wars Posters
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  • Mark Lyon

    Jeff
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:47 am
    “Landscapes for the People”, photos by Mark Lyon. He currently lives and works in Hudson Valley, New York. View the whole post: Mark Lyon over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    These flip-books by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, I’ve never seen an animation feel this alive before. Fontanive builds the mechanisms by recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks, and hand draws, paints, and screen prints images onto paper. Watch the videos below, the sounds that the machines make are a beautiful compliment to the movement of the animations. These are maybe my favourite works I’ve ever posted. View the whole post: Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Caitlin Teal Price

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    Photos by Caitlin Teal Price. Washington, DC. View the whole post: Caitlin Teal Price over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Tamas Dezso

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    Photos by Tamas Dezso. Budapest, Hungary. View the whole post: Tamas Dezso over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography”

    Jeff
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
      This song on repeat. Cancer is a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When The Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their debut “Ragazzi” comes out on Tambourhinoceros on June 9th.  View the whole post: Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • fleshandthedevil: “Lovers”                  “ Open Mask  (1931)...

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    fleshandthedevil: “Lovers”                  Open Mask  (1931)    by Francis Picabia Thanks to:  Cosmicfrothandbubbles for posting this interesting piece of artwork.
  • Kinetic light sculptures created by British artist and...

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Kinetic light sculptures created by British artist and physicist, Paul Friedlander http://m.imgur.com/clYD4T2
  • Beautiful Artworks Made Of Mould And Bacteria Yes, you read...

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Beautiful Artworks Made Of Mould And Bacteria Yes, you read that right; the artist Antoine Bridier-Nahmias paints with mould, marrying art and science in an unexpectedly delightful way. His strange media include various sets of bacteria and fungi, ranging in color, texture, and density, and a petri dish serves as his canvas. Once a piece is grown to his aesthetic satisfaction, the artist photographs it from above, capturing the nuances of the material in stunning resolution. More at Beautiful/Decay http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/04/18/gross-yet-beautiful-artworks-made-mould-bacteria/…
  • mmetre: Günter Brus, self portrait.

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    mmetre: Günter Brus, self portrait.
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  • The Grift Economy

    NEWSgrist
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This article first appeared in Art21 Magazine, Apr/May 2014 Issue: 'Value' Wolf Paw, Distribution of Wealth, 2104. Mixed media; dimesions variable. Courtesy Ace Chinchilla Gallery, Zurich. © Wolf Paw. All Rights Reserved. Copy That! The Grift Economy by Joy Garnett | Apr 14, 2014 “A grift isn’t fully realized until it is grifted.” —Giovanna della Grema, The Grift: Imaginative Futures in Contemporary Fine Art, 2104 Dear Artist, I hope this finds you well. I am Giovanna della Grema, the director of Ace Chinchilla, LLC, an advisory group for global contemporary fine art based in the…
  • Memory Loss: Excavating the Abushady Archive at NYU's Radical Archives Conference (April 11-12)

    NEWSgrist
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Figures and Sphinx, Gizeh, c.1945. Courtesy the Abushady Archive. On Saturday April 12th at 4:45pm I'll be giving a talk about my archive project 'Memory Loss: Excavating the Abushady Family Archive' on a panel at NYU's Radical Archives Conference (April 11-12, 2014): No Instructions for Assembly: Case Studies in Radical Archiving, with artists Joy Garnett and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Michelle Wong on her research at Asia Art Archive and Ian Alden Russell on his work with the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Moderated by Steffani Jemison. Saturday 4/12, 4:45-6:00 pm The conference and its…
  • 19 Hijackers: 'Full House' @ aeroplastics contemporary

    NEWSgrist
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    If images don't appear click here.   Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer 'Full House' 100 artists and 15 years of inventory at aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, Belgium fullhouse.aeroplastics.net/ Opens April 3, thru May 17, 2014 Joy Garnett: 19 Hijackers (2001) 15 x 10 inches, o/c
  • Recipes for Disaster: a project @ Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) -> e-flux

    NEWSgrist
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Joy Garnett Recipes for Disaster Real recipes with humorous (dark), brief but informative essays. Cautionary tales, food chain fables. Dorothy Parker meets M.F.K. Fisher's How to Cook a Wolf in a Bruce Sterlingesque post-apocalyptic future. Heston Blumenthal-style cooking and eating, where the eating experience is accompanied by e.g. headphones with sounds of the sea (or people screaming or moaning in our case). Illustrated accordingly. Appetizers --> E.coli Edamame with Spiral Jetty Sea Salt Bird Flu Frittata Hot Crossed Botulism Buns Three-legged Frog's Legs á la Provençal (thanks to…
  • Pink Bomb: The Tool at Hand Exhibition Website & Catalog

    NEWSgrist
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Joy Garnett: Pink Bomb (2011) oil on canvas, 54 x 60 inches, at the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, is coming home this week after touring since 2011 #regram via @vintagediva  Thanks also to Ben Sutton for this. 'Pink Bomb' is now home in Brooklyn after the last leg of the traveling show The Tool at Hand at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. For those who didn't catch the show in Milwaukee, Houston, Philadelphia or Portland, its organisers at the Milwaukee Art Museum have put together a comprehensive website that includes artists' videos made in conjunction with the…
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  • Top AJBlogs From 04.20.14

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Another Director’s Job Is Now Open AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-04-20 How to get into the Met orchestra AJBlog: Slipped Disc | Published 2014-04-20 Classical Music Can Make You Dumb AJBlog: PostClassic | Published 2014-04-19 Saffron & Sozanski: Philadelphia Inquirer’s Good-News/Bad-News Week AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-04-19
  • The Aereo Case Will Determine The Future Of Television

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “Aereo would give so-called cord cutters the means to assemble a more affordable package of online streaming options like Amazon Prime, Apple TV or Netflix, and still spend a Sunday afternoon watching the N.F.L. and ’60 Minutes’ immediately afterward. As antenna-driven viewing has dropped and digital consumption has surged, Aereo is a way to put old wine in a new bottle.”
  • As The Folk Museum Falls, Critics Emerge For MoMA And Its Director

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    “Critics warn that MoMA’s second expansion in a decade — which will create an ‘art bay’ open to West 53rd Street where ‘spontaneous events’ could be accommodated; free admission for the entire first floor; and a new combination gallery-and-performance space — will move the museum only further in a crowd-pleasing direction, eroding the seriousness and critical distance from popular culture that built its reputation.”
  • The Vatican Is Digitizing All Of Its Documents, And Here’s How

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    “If it takes four years for every 3,000 manuscripts, the the entire library may not be online for over 109 years. The documents are expected to consume 43 quadrillion bytes of storage space, and will be backed up in case files are corrupted or accidentally deleted.”
  • The P.T. Barnum Of The Small Screen

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    George Schlatter “was buds with the Rat Pack. He made stars out of unknowns Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and was fired from ‘The Judy Garland Show’ after five episodes because he and CBS disagreed about his vision for the variety series.”
 
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  • Top AJBlogs From 04.20.14

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Another Director’s Job Is Now Open AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-04-20 How to get into the Met orchestra AJBlog: Slipped Disc | Published 2014-04-20 Classical Music Can Make You Dumb AJBlog: PostClassic | Published 2014-04-19 Saffron & Sozanski: Philadelphia Inquirer’s Good-News/Bad-News Week AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-04-19
  • The Aereo Case Will Determine The Future Of Television

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “Aereo would give so-called cord cutters the means to assemble a more affordable package of online streaming options like Amazon Prime, Apple TV or Netflix, and still spend a Sunday afternoon watching the N.F.L. and ’60 Minutes’ immediately afterward. As antenna-driven viewing has dropped and digital consumption has surged, Aereo is a way to put old wine in a new bottle.”
  • As The Folk Museum Falls, Critics Emerge For MoMA And Its Director

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    “Critics warn that MoMA’s second expansion in a decade — which will create an ‘art bay’ open to West 53rd Street where ‘spontaneous events’ could be accommodated; free admission for the entire first floor; and a new combination gallery-and-performance space — will move the museum only further in a crowd-pleasing direction, eroding the seriousness and critical distance from popular culture that built its reputation.”
  • The Vatican Is Digitizing All Of Its Documents, And Here’s How

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    “If it takes four years for every 3,000 manuscripts, the the entire library may not be online for over 109 years. The documents are expected to consume 43 quadrillion bytes of storage space, and will be backed up in case files are corrupted or accidentally deleted.”
  • The P.T. Barnum Of The Small Screen

    Suzi Steffen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    George Schlatter “was buds with the Rat Pack. He made stars out of unknowns Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and was fired from ‘The Judy Garland Show’ after five episodes because he and CBS disagreed about his vision for the variety series.”
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  • Grayson Perry on television in 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Grayson Perry CBE RA - artist and contemporary social anthropologist is set to wow us with more of his fresh insights into contemporary society and the place of artmaking within it with two new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Shortlist announced for BP Portrait Award 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Two elderly women and a homeless man painted by an international shortlist of three male artists are in competition for the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2014. These are: Thomas Ganter (Germany) for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sarah Simblet and The New Sylva - a video

    Katherine Tyrrell
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    Back in 2008 I did a drawing class with Sarah Simblet about Drawing Trees at the National Gallery. She talked about a major project she had embarked upon to draw trees. Little did I realise at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • More Top Tips for winning an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art

    Katherine Tyrrell
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Last year I wrote Ten Top Tips for winning an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art - which proved very popular with botanical artists around the world.  So this year I'm back with more Top Tips from this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 15 Top Tips for presenting work at an RHS Botanical Art Exhibition

    Katherine Tyrrell
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    There are two important aspects of artwork in the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition - the artwork and its presentation. The latter is very important - as discussed below. Poor presentation will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Responses to "Zombie Formalism"

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
     My last post precipitated several comments about Walter Robinson's term "Zombie Formalism" and about the type of work discussed, as well as some offline discussion about labeling art movements in general. In an age supposedly marked by an inclusive, anything-goes pluralism, the arguments sparked by recent approaches to painting reveal that our "pluralistic" era isn't without acrimony.[Image above: Andy Boot, Untitled (blue), 2012, Rhythmic gymnastic ribbon, wax, frame, 100 x 70 cm.]Click for full story / links
  • Speculating on Andy Boot

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    A few weeks ago, Cary Smith sent me an email with a link to Australian artist Andy Boot's work. A scroll through his page on the Croy Nielsen website reveals how the Casualist approach can serve a transitional purpose for individual artists. Boot made loosely stretched canvas pieces back in 2008, but by 2013 had begun making freestanding objects out of wood and metal. Now he seems to have returned to a more minimal painting approach -- albeit with more traditional supports -- applying small squiggly watercolor lines to mostly empty canvas. Perhaps this reversion to custom indicates an…
  • IMAGES: John O'Donnell considers mimesis

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It's hard to tell if John O'Donnell is serious, and he seems to want it that way. Although known for his outlandish performances and kitschy installations that riff on contemporary art making strategies, in a recent show at The Schumacher Gallery at Westover School, O'Donnell presented a series of small paintings that explored contemporary abstraction. His process involved making small studies comprising paint and found objects like pizza boxes and kids' toys, and using the collage-like objects as reference points for a series of paintings made on burlap panels that he…
  • April 8: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 8, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.Rochelle Feinstein @ On Stellar RaysClick for full story / links
  • Who is teenage Donna? Robert Yoder @ Frosch & Portmann

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    TEENAGE DONNA, Seattle artist Robert Yoder's latest solo at Frosch & Portmann, opens on Thursday. His new paintings, more dense than previous drawings and paper collages, are rendered on solitary, well-worn canvases, and the press release reads like a page torn from a teenager's long lost diary: Click for full story / links
 
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    Studio Notes

  • A Start And A Finish

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Arcadia, 12 x 24 inches, oil on linenTwo of the frequently asked question is "do you tone your canvas?",  and "do you do a grisaille?" My answer is "yes, sometimes."So when do I do these things and when do I not?  I don't have a rule set in stone and I tend to follow my whim about these matters, but I have found in general that toning the canvas and doing the grisaille is very helpful when I'm painting more tonally, or in a lower key.The main reason for toning the canvas or doing the grisaille is to kill the extreme value (white) of the canvas so that when darker values are laid on…
  • You Win Some, You Lose Some

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:55 pm
    When you see an artist's work online,  typically you're looking at finished pieces that the artist deemed good enough to show. Sometimes you get to see demos and works in progress, but these too, are ones that eventually turned out good.You rarely see failed paintings, do you? Of course not. why would anyone broadcast their failures? It's not good for your fragile ego, and it can't be good for marketing your brand.  But any artist knows, and anyone seriously interested in any kind of art knows, that failures are a part of the game. The great artists aren't great because they make…
  • Galatea

    20 Mar 2014 | 12:20 am
    Galatea, 18 x 14, oil on linenIf you remember your Greek mythology from your high school days, you will know who Galatea is, and perhaps can guess at the significance of the title. For those of you who don't remember, here's the short version of the story;There was this sculptor named Pygmalion, who was not interested in the women of his village because they were all prostitutes and he didn't want anything to do with them. So he created this life size sculpture, which was the image of his ideal woman.  She was so perfect that Pygmalion fell in love with her, and wished that she would…
  • Recent Cityscapes

    17 Mar 2014 | 11:08 pm
    To And Fro, 14.5 x 24, oil on linenWell it's been a few weeks since my last post. This season have been super busy for me. Since the new year, I've taught three workshops, and have participated in three group shows. This on top of my weekly classes so I've just been swamped. In the next few months, I have more openings coming up; The California Art Club's 103rd Gold Medal Exhibition, A group show at the California Museum of Fine Art, Paso Robles Festival of the Arts Signature Exhibition, another group show at the Holton Studio Gallery, and the annual auction at the Crocker Museum. It's…
  • Some Thoughts on Composition

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    The Regulars, 9 x 12, oil on linenWhen you read about  composition in art books, you get all the usual advice about not putting a focal point smack in the middle of the canvas, dividing the canvas into thirds or fourths, the Golden Section, Fibonacci numbers, etc. Those are all good things to know,  (though frankly,  I don't know  why the Golden Section is significant nor do I know how to apply it to my work) but not always practical. You can crop a view so that the focal point falls on the third, but if doing so causes something else to fall where you don't want it…
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    Artist's Network

  • Barbara Jaenicke Pastel Landscape Gallery

    Jessica Canterbury, Managing Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    With a strong, well-planned foundation, Barbara Jaenicke sets up her pastel landscapes for a successful finish. She uses an abstract block-in to begin most of her landscape painting. View some of her enchanting works below, and learn more about her pastel painting in the June 2014 Pastel Journal, available now in our online shop and on newsstands May 13. My Quiet Little Spot (pastel, 8×10) by Barbara Jaenicke Winter Light Fading (pastel, 8×10) by Barbara Jaenicke From the Top (pastel, 10×8) by Barbara Jaenicke Springtime Awakening (pastel, 8×10) by…
  • Glorious Pastel Painting: Mark Demsteader Figure Painting Gallery

    Jessica Canterbury, Managing Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Throughout English artist Mark Demsteader’s prolonged path of artistic development, he has remained unwavering in his devotion to figure painting. “I’ve always been interested in the figure; it has everything I need to draw and paint,” he says. “I’ve been a full-time artist for 15 years now and have tried other subjects, but I don’t feel as much for them as I do for the figure. It was just something that grabbed my attention from the beginning and has remained ever since.”Learn more about the artist’s pastel painting in the June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal, available now in…
  • Fast, Flexible, Forgiving Pastels | Libby January

    Beth Williams
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Many artists yearn to express themselves in a freer, less representational way. One such artist is Libby January. The former primary school teacher, whose lifelong love of art took her back to college as a mature student, faced a long struggle to find an approach that satisfied her creative needs.“I did a lot of observational art and painting, but I didn’t know how to make it come alive,” the British artist says. “I was constantly trying to make my work look like something, as opposed to making it be something.” She discovered the work of a pastel artist while on vacation, and…
  • Sneak Peek | Pastel Journal June 2014 Issue Preview

    Beth Williams
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Check it out! The June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction for painting palm trees, making the most of your workspace, building a pastel with an abstract block-in, creating a painterly portrait and much more.Watch our video preview below for a sneak peek, and you’ll see pastel paintings by cover artist Karen Margulis, as well as Donna Biggee, Mark Demsteader, Albert Handell, Libby January, Joel Spector and Vianna Szabo.Find more pastel tips and inspiration in the June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal, available in print and digital format at…
  • Ready to Show Off | Advice For Exhibiting Your Art

    Jean Pederson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    One of our newsletter readers has written to me with an art business question: he (although could be a woman) doesn’t have the confidence to exhibit his art, and doesn’t want to do so only for money, he pointed out that it takes money to exhibit one’s art.Have you been painting for a while, and developed a level of proficiency and a pile of paintings? Now what? I’m sure you’re filled with several questions just as I was. There’s a certain freedom in painting for yourself, with no worry for the market or client, but you may want to show your paintings.
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    An Artist's Journal

  • A Coffee and Collage Kind of Morning

    Martha Marshall
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    This morning I sat with my coffee and created four new collages, which is a first for a while. It felt so good. As always, it took a little while to get a groove going, but it wasn’t as difficult as it often is. Maybe it was because I’ve had the pent-up desire to do some art for several days now. And it could have something to do with Spring Fever. This is one of those gorgeous, cold days, with beautifully budding trees and flowers starting to bloom, the birds singing, but a little too cold to be outside. So it was a perfect coffee and collage kind of morning. After creating the…
  • Loops Series – More Gelli Plate Fun

    Martha Marshall
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    This is the final collage to be posted from my “Loops Series.” As you may recall, these are made from papers created with my gelli plate. There are more papers. Just need to get psyched to make more collages. Carried Away – Loops Series, Collage, 6×8″ on 8×10″ backing This one is part of this group of collages that I made in an all-day session: I don’t think I’ve exhausted the possibilities of this series yet. More to come, I hope. Meanwhile, I have a fun canvas started using some of the same papers. This one is 16×20 inches and is very…
  • When All Else Fails, Bake Bread

    Martha Marshall
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    Truthfully, baking bread is something that can fit between the cracks of your otherwise busy everyday life, which makes it a wonderful creative outlet. This week it was no-knead bread from my favorite bread book My Bread by Jim Lahey. The picture on the cover is of a very dark loaf, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. If you have read the book, or if you decide to get it, he explains the things that happen to bread at the molecular level as it’s rising, fermenting, baking, and cooling. It’s a beautiful read. Here’s mine from this week. Busy-ness has kept me…
  • Dog Collages

    Martha Marshall
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    Dog Collages, each 5×7 inches These three collages all went to the same collector, sold through my Etsy shop. As you may already know, I rarely use photography in my collages any more, having gravitated toward hand painted papers and interesting printed patterns. However, this collector had bought the first two quite a while ago, and I got a nice surprise last week when she requested that I do another one for her. So the bottom one was the result. It was a fun reason to get out to the studio. I hope she likes this one just as much in person as she did when I showed her the scan, and that…
  • Coming Up for Air

    Martha Marshall
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    Breathe. Relax. That’s it . . . aaaaaaah! So much better. Isn’t getting older supposed to earn you more time for contemplation, reflection and relaxation? To read more, paint more, learn to draw, bake bread, take more walks, smell more flowers? I’ve somehow managed to keep my days full of busy-ness these past few weeks. But I have to say that at least there’s a difference now. At least I’m busy doing more things that I freely choose, and fewer things that are chosen for me. For that I am grateful. Here is another new collage — a combination of drawings and…
 
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    Art Print Issues

  • The Truth about What Kind of Art Sells Best

    Barney Davey
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Stop worrying and wondering about what kind of art sells best. Researching to discover what the bestselling art subjects are wastes your time. More importantly, if you are using the information to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Start an Art Blog

    Barney Davey
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Learn the Basic Steps to Start an Art Blog. Congratulations! You have made the decision to learn how to start an art blog and are now trying to understand what do next. There are choices you must now... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art

    Barney Davey
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Understanding Why People Don’t Buy Art Is Not Easy. As an artist who sells art, you gain fresh insights into the reasons people buy your art. This part is easy because they let you know. You... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20 Art-related Career Alternatives to a Full-time Art Career

    Barney Davey
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Satisfying options for an art-related career. To begin, I would never discourage someone who has the passion and wants to become a full-time artist to choose otherwise. It is a unique, noble and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market

    Barney Davey
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Four Tips on How to Sell Art to People Who Can Afford to Buy It Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. – F. Scott Fitzgerald I don’t need to tell you, there is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Where to Find the Best Bookbinding Materials

    Markus
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:48 am
    Whether you’ve just started your first book binding project, or have a few under your belt already, chances are you’re always looking for new places to find the best book binding materials to make your projects unique and durable. Here are a few places you may want to look, no matter what your budget. Your local craft supply store is a great place to look for book binding materials, since you’ll have find ways to creatively decorate your book covers as well. And, after you’ve done the foundational work of making sure that your book is sturdy and durable, you can use some of the…
  • Tips for Scrapbooking

    Markus
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:46 am
    Scrapbooking is a hobby or craft that is related to pasting newspaper clips, magazine articles, and personal photographs or other into customized decorated albums or scrapbooks. So if you too share in the same interest you should choose the right paper, templates and ideas to make your own scrapbook. 1. You need to choose the right paper for your project as there are a variety of scrapbook papers available. Cardstock is a heavy weight paper mainly used for your page layout especially for photo mats and paper piercing. Background and Texture paper is used to decorate the background of your…
  • What You Need to Know Before Investing in Art

    Markus
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    We all know when there is a panic on the financial market, everything that can be seen as an investment will rise in price. Besides traditional commodities such as gold and antiques, you can also consider some products of the modern art as in investment for your money. Let’s consider paintings. A properly chosen painting can essentially increase the wealth of an owner in just a few years. And it is not hard to choose such a piece of art, as it might seem at first. There a lot of questions and problems you will need to solve before making a decision. Why is there a great difference in…
  • Art Theft: Most Famous Cases in History

    Markus
    8 Mar 2014 | 3:14 am
    Art theft is an ancient and complicated crime. When you look at the some of the most famous cases of art thefts in history, you see thoroughly planned operations that involve art dealers, art fakers, mobsters, ransoms, and millions of dollars. Here you can read about some of the most famous cases of art theft in the history. The First Theft: The first documented case of art theft was in 1473, when two panels of altarpiece of the Last Judgment by the Dutch painter Hans Memling were stolen. While the triptych was being transported by ship from the Netherlands to Florence, the ship was attacked…
  • Art Prints For Home Decorating

    Markus
    15 Feb 2014 | 3:12 am
    With the new craze for interior decorating inspired by “home makeover” television programs, more and more people are tempted to hire a professional decorator, even if they can’t afford one. Simplicity: the Art of Home Decorating If you’re thinking about breaking the bank for the sake of a beautiful room, think again. You don’t have to spend as much as an oil tycoon to have a home every bit as beautiful. Here’s why: A pair of human eyes can only take in so much, no matter how much is put before them. The secret is not to aim for beauty that comes from…
 
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    lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Fanny Brate interior

    Charley Parker
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:46 pm
    A Day of Celebration, Fanny Brate Original is in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Grunewald’s The Resurrection, from the Isenheim Altarpiece

    Charley Parker
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    This painting, from the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald, is one of the most striking depictions of the Resurrection in the history of art. I don’t think I can describe it better than I did in my post on Matthias Grünewald from 2006. The original is in the Musée Unterlinden, but the best reproductions I’ve found to date are on the Web Gallery of Art.
  • Bruce Crane

    Charley Parker
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    American painter Robert Bruce Crane became associated with the American Impressionists of the Old Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. In his later career, he developed into a Tonalist — diffusing his scenes of fall and winter landscapes into misty passages of light and color.
  • Jan van Eyck’s The Last Judgement

    Charley Parker
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    This is the companion piece to Van Eyck’s Crucifixion, which I featured yesterday. Though the Crucifixion panel is a strong and impressive painting — particularly given the small size of the panels of this diptych, each of which is only 22×7″ (56x20cm) — this panel of the Last Judgement is just astonishing. I can’t say it gives a compelling picture of the glories of Heaven (though the angel is pretty impressive), but Van Eyck’s depiction of Hell here is a pull-out-the-stops tour-de-force of “You really don’t wanna go there!” Not as…
  • A. J. Casson

    Charley Parker
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Alfred Joseph Casson was a member of the Group of Seven — likeminded Canadian landscape painters active in the early part of the 20th century. Casson worked in watercolor, oil and printmaking, capturing in his landscapes both the nature of the land, and his own fascinating vision — in which the shapes of trees, rocks and other natural forms take on a muscular strength and a semi-abstracted geometric structure — sort of Thomas Hart Benton meets Cezanne. Unfortunately, I’ve found limited resources for his work online, but I’ve listed what I could find below. [Via…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • The Weird, Wild & Wonderful World of Plants

    ArtPlantae Today
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Weird, Wild & Wonderful Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition Bronx, NY April 17 – Sept 21, 2014 Forty-six members of the American Society of Botanical Artists spent three years studying the unfamiliar and unusual side of plants. Their observations are celebrated in the Weird, Wild & Wonderful exhibition opening this afternoon at the […]
  • Summer Field Studies with ART+BIO Collaborative

    ArtPlantae Today
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Don’t miss these summertime learning opportunities. Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Massachusetts: ART+BIO Collaborative www.artbiocollaborative.com The ART+BIO Collaborative in Cambridge, MA fosters the integration of science, nature, and art through novel collaborations, research, and education. They design innovative art+science curriculum and turn public spaces into interactive learning environments. ISLAND LIFE: Tropical […]
  • The River in Riverside

    ArtPlantae Today
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    Plants, Life, Riverside is an ongoing interpretive project about plants in an urban setting. Today we learn about the river flowing through this urban landscape. The city of Riverside has the name that it does because of its proximity to a river that flows through town. Unfortunately many area residents are unaware of the river’s […]
  • Explore the Botanical Arts at Mt. Cuba Center

    ArtPlantae Today
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    Mt. Cuba Center www.mtcubacenter.org Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden in Hockessin, DE dedicated to the conservation, display, and research of native plants. Their woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the area’s finest. The Center hosts many interesting classes related to plants, gardening and the arts. View their full schedule of on-site classes and […]
  • ‘Drawing Plant Life’, A Class for Beginners

    ArtPlantae Today
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Lewisham Arthouse, London www.lewishamarthouse.co.uk The Lewisham Arthouse once served as the central library of Deptford. Designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas (1868-1948) and funded by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), this former library is now a public gallery and studio space for professional artists. Artist studios are open to the public once per year. Exhibitions in […]
 
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    Art Threat

  • Should artists be able to pay taxes with artwork?

    Rob Maguire
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As income tax filing deadlines approach across North America, many Mexican artists will be counting canvases instead of pay stubs. In Mexico, a country that has lost over $870 billion to tax evasion and money laundering, hundreds of artists aren’t required to pay a dime in tax. Instead, they pay the government with artwork. For decades the federal Mexican government has allowed artists to take part in their Pago en Especie (Payment in Kind) program, which allows them to pay their federal income taxes with their own artwork. For artists in the program, tax math is incredibly simple. If…
  • Painting, Resisting, Giggling: An Interview with George Littlechild

    Ezra Winton
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    I first stumbled upon George Littlechild’s art at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in my hometown of Courtenay, British Columbia. After reeling from the emotional turmoil and historical reopening, rapprochement and reordering rendered in his bold and colourful brush strokes and integration of collage through archives, I was delighted further to learn that Littlechild resided right there, in my little town. After several years run by a city council dominated by career politicians and land developers, Courtenay has come to resemble the big box subsidiary that many other communities in Canada…
  • Revolutionary singer banned from Egyptian arts festival

    Rob Maguire
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Mohamed Mohsen, an Egyptian musician who became popular during the country’s 2011 uprising, was prevented from performing at the Cairo Opera House during an arts festival this past week. Known for his political songwriting, Mohsen says he was given the boot by representatives of the Egyptian president’s office who escorted him out of the building shortly before he was to take the stage, due to unspecified “security concerns”. Interim President Adly Mansour was in attendance, along with military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. This year marked the long awaited…
  • Banksy video asks that we stand #WithSyria on third anniversary of conflict

    Rob Maguire
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:34 am
    This week marks the third anniversary of the crisis in Syria, and a new campaign involving Banksy asks that we stand in solidarity with Syrians. #WithSyria asks the public to place pressure on political leaders to “do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by bloodshed.” The campaign takes graphic inspiration from Banksy’s iconic Balloon Girl, which was reworked into a young Syrian refugee and placed into a video featuring Idris Elba and English alternative rock act Elbow. “Banksy’s iconic “Girl with the Red Balloon” is a picture of…
  • VoiceOver documentary reframes the 2011 London riots

    Kristi Kouchakji
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    VoiceOver | Riots Reframed (2013) is Fahim Alam’s first film, shot in the aftermath of the 2011 riots in London and other UK cities, while Alam was under conditional release and forced to wear an ankle tag after being arrested during a protest. The film mixes archival, CCTV, and cell phone footage of the riots with interviews recorded both during and after the events, replaying some of the mixed-source footage to show different aspects of the same key moments during the riots. The low resolution of much of the footage taken from inside the riots plays up the harshness of these events and…
 
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  • Naoto Hattori: Nothing But Perception @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

    Wendy Campbell
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    On April 12, 2014, Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome presents a new solo show from Japanese artist Naoto Hattori. Nothing But Perception is the second exhibition with the gallery and includes 11 new worksSee more at Dorothy Circus Gallery or wwwcomcom.com.
  • TEDx Met: Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love “useless” art

    Wendy Campbell
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies — serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met’s collection of ceramics — pretty, frilly, “useless” candlesticks and vases. He didn’t like it. He didn’t get it. Until one day … (Filmed at TEDxMet.) Watch more talks at TED.com.
  • Henrique Oliveira – Baitogogo

    Wendy Campbell
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Baitogogo, the latest from São Paulo, Brazil based artist Henrique Oliveira, exhibited recently at the palais de tokyo in Paris.  See more photos of this incredible installation at henriqueoliveira.com.
  • Vincent van Gogh: 1853-1890

    Wendy Campbell
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands, Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post Impressionist painter and  one of history’s most famous artists. An active artist for only ten years, Van Gogh produced approximately 1000 watercolours, drawings and sketches and about 1250 paintings. At age 16, Van Gogh worked as an apprentice for the art dealer Goupil & Cie in Hague at a gallery run by his uncle.  Between 1873 and 1876, Van Gogh moved between the London and Paris branches of Goupil. During this time,  he learned a great deal about Old Master and…
  • Grant Wood: 1891-1942

    Wendy Campbell
    13 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on February 13, 1891, in Anamosa, Iowa, Grant Wood was an American artist best known for his paintings of the rural American Midwest. Wood studied at the State University of Iowa, the Minneapolis School of Design, and the Academie Julian in Paris.  Aside from painting, he worked in a variety of media, including lithography, ink, charcoal, ceramics, metal, wood and found objects. In the 1920s Wood traveled to Europe four times, visiting Paris, Italy, and Germany. He was impressed by the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement in Germany as well as the primitive Flemish and German…
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    Jeannine Cook's Art Blog

  • Boulders, Works of Art or Something More Important?

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Reading an article by Stephen Knudsen in April-May’s edition of Professional Magazine entitled ”To see a Work of Art” made me think back to a recent experience I had in Portugal.  Knudsen’s article was about spending a day at the Los Angeles Museum of Art to see sculptor Michael Heizer’s LevitatedMass. Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, 2012, diorite granite and concrete, height: 35 ft., 7 in.; width: 21 ft., 8 in.; length: 456 ft.; granite weight: 340 tons © Michael Heizer.Knudsen first explained about the controversy surrounding the granite boulder’s final installation…
  • Marble - the Glory of Estremoz

    23 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    One of the attractions of my going to OBRAS Portugal for an artist residency was the marble that is found in the Estremoz area.  I had already seen examples of this lovely, varied but subtle white marble on previous visits to the Alentejo, but it seemed to me that its character lent itself beautifully to silverpoint drawing. Estremoz Marble, silverpoint and Prismacolor on paper, Jeannine CookThe marble is found in a wide swath in the Alentejo, 27 km by 48 km, running NW-SE, with a depth of nearly 400 metres, but Estremoz is near the centre of the area.  Historically this marble…
  • Portuguese Memories - Gleaming Tiles

    13 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    After a marvellously creative and stimulating time at an OBRAS art residency in Evoramonte, Portugal, I have been remembering back to vignettes of great beauty.  One of the wonderful delights, of course, was seeing the diversity of the tiles or azulejos about which I have written previously.  Since I was spending time in the fortress hill town of Estremoz, in the Alentejo region, I was charmed by some of the modern versions of tiles, adorning the facades of houses in the centre of town.One grand house celebrating tiles and local marble in EstremozA neighbouring house in…
  • Music in Lyrical Colours: Erdmute Blach's Art

    2 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Every time I go to an artist residency, there are so many rewards beyond actually having the opportunity to create art pretty well full time.  Yesterday I had one such reward: listening to a talk given by fellow resident artist, Ermute Blach, about her work.Erdmute comes from Germany, initially from East Germany before unification, and now she lives in a small town, Rostock.  But her art is anything but small town.  Despite her quiet demeanour, her work is powerful, lyrical and arresting.  We have a lot in common in our attitudes to being artists, the first being that each…
  • Azulejos - those Amazing Portuguese Tiles

    23 Feb 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Every time I return to Portugal, I find I fall in love all over again with the azulejos, the glazed tiles that are the quintessence of Portuguese wall coverings, on the outside of buildings, inside churches, monasteries, even private houses… everywhere.The beginnings of this wonderful art form date from over five centuries ago, when the Moors held sway in the Iberian Peninsula.  In fact, the word azulejos comes from the Arabic word for “polished stone”, zillege,and the early types of tile - floral, geometrical, curvilinear in patterns - were introduced by them.  Soon the…
 
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    Living the Dream

  • Tae and Sha

    Shadra
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Tae and Sha under the cherry blossoms, thirty years ago. By Taeeun Yoo~ I have read about women artists who’ve lived together in a hazy creative dream—even for a short spell. Trina Schart Hyman, Tove Jansson, The Red Rose Girls…It’s always made me envious and a bit sad that I didn’t have it for myself. As much as I have tried to live an interesting and free life, when it comes down to brass tacks, it’s been pretty conventional so far. Or maybe, I’m just too close…too entrenched to see the real charm of my youth that I will appreciate in later years.
  • Reading under the Stars

    Shadra
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Yesterday I read PLEASE, LOUISE aloud with students of The Wilkes School at Grace & Saint Peters and Midtown Academy. It was an enchanting afternoon sitting under the stars of Enoch Pratt’s Night Room chanting aloud the text from PLEASE, LOUISE. After we read together, I shared a bit of my journey as a young reader and artist along with a conversation about where ideas come from and how long it takes to make a book. And of course, there were plenty of questions that followed. At the end, I did a live draw of Patrick, a second grader I believe. Unfortunately, though, most of the…
  • Craftsy launch!

    Shadra
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Happy Day! Today my online Craftsy class, The Art of the Picture Book launched! Check out the commercial and head on over to Craftsy to join us in adventures in storytelling. (An addendum—WHITE WATER takes place in 1962, not the 1950s. Please forgive me of the faux pas if you enroll in my class)
  • Show me your stories!

    Shadra
    7 Mar 2014 | 5:16 am
    It’s finally here! A few months ago I flew out to Denver and joined Craftsy.com, an online learning community, to share my knowledge and love of picture book making. My class, The Art of the Picture Book, will be available online on March 18th! To celebrate the release date, I am giving away a free class! All you have to do, is follow this link and enter your name and e-mail address. The class is available to you indefinitely. Once you sign up, you have access to the information and activities forever! This is a great class for those of you who want to make picture books but…
  • Happy Bookday!!!

    Shadra
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Today is the official release date of PLEASE, LOUISE. I have been buzzing with excitement all month and am thrilled that many of you have joined in spreading the word about the new book. To help welcome Louise into the world today, check out this fun birthday video! Congratulations to the contest winners. Thanks to everyone so much for sharing your stories and love of books, there were so many worthy winners. I hope that the book will inspire that same love for other young readers!  
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • "A Study in Color Yellow"

    Felicia Marshall
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardBecause I compare most things to food in m life, I have to admit , this one reminds me of butter.  I'm excited and find theses paintings just plain fun to paint and look at.$140
  • "A Study in Red"

    Felicia Marshall
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    5" x 10"acrylic on hardboardThis one reminds me of hard candy because it's bright and translucent.  The crabs stand out on their own as animated characters.  I love the complementary colors red and green.  I wish I could say I planned it, but it just happened.$110
  • "A Study in Orange"

    Felicia Marshall
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardA study in color.  I have been hording this image ever since last summer.  I always knew I would be painting this one.  I'm glad I waited because, I'm not so sure that I could have pulled off the goggles last summer.  I got lost in the reflections, changes in lighting and color as the goggles move across his forehead. It was a challenge to paint, but very rewarding.$140
  • "After Church"

    Felicia Marshall
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:25 pm
    8 x 10acrylic on hardboardI took this one from a family photo.  The back of the photo had a few sentences indicating that the picture was taken after church services. The couple had just become a deacon and a deaconess. This is quite an honor for Southern Baptists. I originally left a lot of white behind the two figures, which stayed true to the original photograph, but it just wasn't working. My son walked through and offered his opinion, which he never does because he could care less about art, and painting, and creating.  Girl stuff is how he would describe what I do. He is a…
  • "Up Close & Personal"

    Felicia Marshall
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:05 pm
    8 x 10acrylic on hardboardI am still working on portraits and light.  I finally got tired of mixing this specific pinkish rosy color every time  I had to use it, which was often.  It never occurred to me that I could just premix an entire bottle or tube of the color.   That was until I read an article that had a painter describing her process.  She mixed some of her own colors so that they would be ready and waiting for her to use. "Duh! how brilliant, simple, and efficient." I went out and purchased some empty paint tubes.  I was shocked that they make…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Exhibition: Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

    Karin Maraney
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We’re well into the swing of spring and the world has changed so much in the last couple of months as to be almost unrecognizable (remember the polar vortex, anyone?). If you’re hoping to develop a new perspective on life yourself, then Agora Gallery has the exhibition for you – thought-provoking and appealing fine art photography in Illumination. The show opens on April 22 and runs until May 13, with an opening reception on ‘May Day’ – May 1. See you there! Shokoufeh Malekkiani, The Soul of War 4 These fine art photographers are all dedicated to making the…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Art news from around the world: Egypt’s museums hope tourists will help them make up funding shortfalls – otherwise projects in progress may never open. In Britain, using street art to remind people of the birds that are disappearing… In low income areas, arts education is often considered non-essential – and it’s often non-existent.  If you wondered how more than a thousand works of art ended up in that Munich apartment – here’s the answer. Interesting experience – the writers who were given the chance to live ‘inside’ a painting…
  • What Makes Your Art Special?

    Karin Maraney
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Can you describe your art in a sentence or two?At Agora Gallery, we’re proud to represent artists from all over the world whose talent allows them to create memorable, beautiful and thought-provoking creations. It’s our privilege and our pleasure to help these artists to promote themselves and their work. However, not every artist has people to help them with marketing, and even those who do know that their helpers can’t be there all the time. It’s important for an artist to be able to engage in the promotion of their own work. Crucial to this is the ability to…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Art news from around the world: Artists attempt to combat Russian propaganda campaign online, in support of Ukraine. 5 famous art museums around the country are uniting for an Art Everywhere campaign – and it’s interactive. Sometimes cheap and fake can be fun – but not so much for the artists who labor producing them. Artists in Saudi Arabia work to push the boundaries of what can be discussed – and what’s accepted. Performance art returns to MOCA – and it sounds like the start of a new enthusiasm for the genre. So you want to bring your art to Brazil? You…
  • Happy Studio Sunday! from Pato García

    Karin Maraney
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Happy Studio Sunday! Pato García shares happiness and love for life through her work. Whatever you aim to communicate with your art, we hope you achieve it today. You can see more of Pato’s work on her ARTmine page. The post Happy Studio Sunday! from Pato García appeared first on Agora Art Gallery Blog.
 
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: SpotLight/Elmhurst Art Museum

    Art Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “SpotLight” casts a wide net to emphasize how light plays a varied role in several contemporary artists’ practices. This exhibition presents light as its subject while employing it as its medium to comment on art history, memory, the artistic process and transformation. At a time when technology and materials are overabundant, the goal of […]
  • Review: Samuel Feinstein/McCormick Gallery

    Art Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Like his friend and mentor, Hans Hofmann, Sam Feinstein (1915-2003) was a teacher and practitioner of what Hofmann called “pure painting—the rhythmic interweavings of color scales.” His work is gestural, but all those dabs of thick paint that have been drawn, scraped or pushed across the canvas seem to be less about personal expression […]
  • Art Break: A Handmade Utopia

    Art Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Trailing characters involved in the establishment of an aspirational interdisciplinary research site in a late 1960s pioneering Southern California, we enter the world behind the new book by Robert Kett and Anna Kryczka, “Learning by Doing at the Farm.” Students, researchers and indigenous “informants” coalesce and cohabitate space on an off-site ranch of the University […]
  • Review: André Kertész/Stephen Daiter Gallery

    Art Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The epitome of modernist photography, André Kertész embraced and mastered every genre of his time, from the realist document to the surrealist fantasia, in a career spanning the decades between World War I and the 1960s, first in Budapest, then in Paris and finally ending up in New York City, where he remained, as […]
  • Review: 35 Years of Public Art/Chicago Cultural Center

    Art Editor
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    “What are the first three things you think of when you think of Chicago?” asked artist Zack Wirsum, as part of his public art proposal, of one hundred Chicagoans in 2008. The answers averaged out to hot dogs, pigeons, skyscrapers and Old Style beer. Can public art ever relate to civic identity without being utterly […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Everything you can imagine…

    Tara Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This quote feels really fitting to me since today is the final day of the first Art Licensing Academy. I feel incredibly blessed to have had such an amazing group of artists join me on this month-long journey.  I really wasn’t sure how this format would work, how artists would respond to it, if I’d like it… you know, all those little fears and doubts that pop up when you try something new. But I imagined it and we made it real and it was AMAZING.  (I will tell you more about it and announce the next class shortly but today I want to focus on this concept.) In 2004 I…
  • What do you want to know about Art Licensing?

    Tara Reed
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every other month I host a new expert from the art licensing industry to answer questions, submitted by artists like you, about art licensing.  On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – the week after SURTEX - Paul Brent will be back for his annual SURTEX Trend Review and question answering hour! We call these events “Art Licensing Info Ask Calls” – since you ask, call in on the phone and answers are shared.  You can see the who, what and when at AskAboutArtLicensing.com.  That is also where you submit your questions for consideration. WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS.  In almost 6 years…
  • Without Promotion…

    Tara Reed
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, no one wanted to go across it.  It was the first bridge made of steel and not iron. Is was also the longest suspension bridge in the world—50% longer than any previously built. The day it opened – May 24, 1883, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed what was then the only land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn. On May 30, 1883, six days after the opening, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede, which was responsible for at least twelve people being crushed and killed. The city was left with a bit of…
  • Copyright Registration Fees to change May 1, 2014

    Tara Reed
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Copyright Office, part of the Library of Congress, has announced that fees to register for copyrights will be changing as of May 1, 2014.  Since 2009 there has been a set fee of $35 whether you are registering one piece of art or a collection of 100 images.  This all changes on May 1. The standard registration fee will change to $55 – that will include any registration of more than one image. Single registration – meaning one piece of work by one person not made for hire – will remain at $35. Most likely, all of our registration fees will change to $55 because I…
  • How to decide if you are ready to exhibit at an art licensing trade show…

    Tara Reed
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How do I know if I’m ready to exhibit?” This is a common question artists ask as they are learning and working towards licensing their art.  There are two main shows that artists can exhibit at in our industry: SURTEX - held in New York City each yearin May and THE LICENSING EXPO – held in Las Vegas each year in June. Here are a four things to think about to help you decide if you are ready to exhibit. 1.  YOU HAVE ENOUGH ART. “Enough art” is, of course, subjective.  You can never have “enough” because people always want “new”…
 
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    Daniel Cool - Gay Art Blog

  • Stripes

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    STRIPES Acryl, Leinwand  40 x 40 cm  2014
  • Gay

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    GAY Acryl, Leinwand  30 x 30 cm  2014
  • Pornstar

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    PORNSTAR Acryl, Leinwand  40 x 40 cm  2014
  • Love

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    LOVE Acryl, Leinwand  40 x 40 cm  2014
  • Peace

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
     PEACEAcryl, Leinwand80 x 80 cm2014
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  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hong Kong seems to have more than enough restaurants, yet new ones keep opening up and the best candidates always do well. The latest in the Chinese restaurant genre is Mott 32, in the Standard Chartered Bank Building in Central. We love the echoes of the past that are visible everywhere at Mott 32 without turning the establishment into a traditional Chinese restaurant. It is all cool vibes and modern touches perfectly suitable for urban Hong Kong of today, but in a skilfully prepared wrapping of patina and allure. The 7,500 square foot (697 sq.m.) restaurant is a design collaboration between…
  • Gilded Lily Bar - New York

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New York restaurateurs, Eric Marx and Lisle Richards, known for the Wayfarer at The Quin, have taken on a massive project and turned a Meatpacking District haunt into party central.   The pair opened the elegant Monarch Room earlier this year and just recently, right below it, the Gilded Lily bar. The location of the Monarch and the Gilded Lily is 408 West 15th Street, the former home of the 70s and 80s gay party spot, Crisco Disco. The building has stood empty for three decades while the District around it has been transformed.   To create the interior for Gilded Lily, Marx and…
  • Wirra Willa - Somersby, Australia

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wirra Willa is a tiny, tranquil pavilion located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on an 80-acre property that formerly operated as a citrus fruit orchard.   Designed by architect Matthew Woodward for his father, the pavilion is only 72 square meters (775 sq.ft) in size and it is surrounded by a 36 square meter (387 sq.ft) courtyard. The villa complements the existing larger residence on the remote property and provides a special, separate place for reflection and rest. It can also be used as a self-contained guest house. The architect’s inspiration was the Fansworth House designed by…
  • The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Opening this week in Antwerp, Belgium, The Jane restaurant designed by Piet Boon has all the building blocks of a success. An intriguing building: A chapel of a former military hospital that gives the restaurant the aura of a sacred place mixed with a certain darkness.  An interesting location: Antwerp’s ’t Groen Kwartier that with its lofts in restored buildings and green areas designed by famous architects is developing into a trendy area. A famous chef-owner: Sergio Herman with his young right-hand man Nick Bril running the establishment. A renowned designer: Dutch Piet…
  • Australian Artist: CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We discovered Australian artist CJ Hendry through her Instagram account and were immediately blown away by her work. Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format. Her subjects are generally high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or a Louis Vuitton horse head, but they can also be other inanimate objects including sculls and guns.   The pieces are mesmerizing visual objects in their own right, but once you realize they are created by just pen and ink, you really start to appreciate the skill and patience involved.
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    Vinyl Art

  • Jimmy Page

    Daniel Edlen
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing.
  • Neil Young

    Daniel Edlen
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
  • Ray Charles

    Daniel Edlen
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities.Do it right or don't do it at all.Music is nothing separate from me. It is me.
  • Nick Cave

    Daniel Edlen
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:51 pm
    I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
  • John Lennon

    Daniel Edlen
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:09 pm
    You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are.
 
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Talk Art

  • Soulful Manifestations :: Aakriti Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital

    artseek
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Soulful Manifestations Aakriti  Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital We are happy to announce the opening of a new chapter at Aakriti. The new space will open on 15th April, 2014, 6 pm at F-213/A, Old M.B. Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030. We solicit your presence to grace the occasion. It is a cause for celebration and comes up with an enticing body of sculptures. Considering what Aakriti Art Gallery has offered since its inception in 2005 quite elucidates the fact that the policy that has distinguished it has been its discernment of new promise. Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship…
  • Aakriti Art Gallery in New Delhi

    artseek
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
  • Bachhawat Foundation Art Day At The Royal Calcutta Turf Club on the 29th of March 2014

    artseek
    8 Mar 2014 | 4:27 am
    A unique and unprecedented event is going to be held in the City of Joy, Kolkata, which will host the reverence of art and aesthetics and its ever-evolving dynamics in the context of today’s world but with a  difference. Yes! It’s not just another exhibition, or an art workshop, or an event of bidding and auction… but it is a day of union and celebration, to witness the raving pulse of the Horse Races along with the articulation of the finest forms of Visual Arts by the leading, eminent and contemporary artists of the country at the same premises. You too can be a part of this gala;…
  • TANGENTIAL TRAVERSE : From Modern To Modernism In Bengal Art

    artseek
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    TANGENTIAL TRAVERSE From Modern To Modernism In Bengal Art(7th March,2014 to 31st March,2014) Nandalal Bose (1882–1966) to Badhan Das (1944–2000) – the works of the seventeen artists from Bengal, who have passed away in remote and recent past, are presented in this exhibition as a mark of tribute to these artists, whose contribution in building up the original identity of modern and modernist Indian art is immense. In a way the show is designed to follow the route they traversed in order to assimilate the tradition and temporal reality around them with global development of aesthetic…
  • Internship - Gallery Assistant at Lado Sarai New Delhi

    artseek
    7 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking a full-time gallery assistant for their Delhi unit (Opening shortly). The gallery is looking for a professional and reliable individual who demonstrates an interest in contemporary art. Priority will be given to applicants with past experience in a gallery or other art setting. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring and maintaining our website, artist database and social media presence.  Administrative responsibilities will include greeting clients, answering visitor questions about exhibitions and artists, answering phones, and assisting staff…
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    Tara Reed Designs

  • Hop on over to Lowe’s for a fun two-sided flag for Easter!

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

    Tara Reed
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:43 pm
    One of my favorite little animals is now on paper plates, napkins and more from Unique Industries!  Bright greens and yellows dominate these party products and honestly make me want to have a party. Of course one of the tricky things about what I do is that while I know these fun products are out there, since I don’t manufacture and sell them myself, I don’t know everywhere they can be found.  I found some on OrientalTrading.com and am told they are also at Party Zone.  If you see them somewhere else too, let me know so I can spread the word! Wishing you a bright and happy…
  • This week – save on checks, address labels and checkbook covers!

    Tara Reed
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m excited to be the featured artist over at CheckAdvantage.com this week and that means savings for you!  With code CAFA you save $3 off any order of checks, address labels and checkbook covers with my designs on them.   There are 10 themes to choose from: Cowgirl Boots, Queen Bee, Chevron, Houndstooth, Sunflowers, French Influence, Pink Ribbon, Modern Dots, Lime Animal Prints and fun flowers with zebra print accents.   Which will you choose? Click here to check them out and order today – sale ends on Monday, February 24, 2014.
  • Be changed but don’t be reduced…

    Tara Reed
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:44 am
    I saw this quote on Twitter the other day and was struck and inspired by it.  It is yet another reminder that while we can’t control everything in our lives, we can always control our reaction and affect the outcome.   Everyone has gone through something – or many things – that could have turned them down a road of bitterness, defeat, depression and anger.  Some go happily down that road and build a house and stay there.   Others take the road that is a little harder in the short term but makes for a happier life in the long term.   Work through the pain and find the…
  • Focus Word of the Year: RELEASE

    Tara Reed
    9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago I was introduced to the idea of choosing a word – ideally a verb – to serve as a focus for the year.  In the past I’ve chosen CREATE and LEARN… I’ve finally decided on my word for 2014 and have chosen RELEASE. I’m excited that I found this typewriter key that I bought years ago with the plan to turn it into jewelry.  It has been sitting, waiting, in my drawer.  I am determined to find a way to make it happen so I have a very real and physical reminder of my intention.  I plan to release the margins and the heart of things that keep me…
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Everything you can imagine…

    Tara Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This quote feels really fitting to me since today is the final day of the first Art Licensing Academy. I feel incredibly blessed to have had such an amazing group of artists join me on this month-long journey.  I really wasn’t sure how this format would work, how artists would respond to it, if I’d like it… you know, all those little fears and doubts that pop up when you try something new. But I imagined it and we made it real and it was AMAZING.  (I will tell you more about it and announce the next class shortly but today I want to focus on this concept.) In 2004 I…
  • What do you want to know about Art Licensing?

    Tara Reed
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every other month I host a new expert from the art licensing industry to answer questions, submitted by artists like you, about art licensing.  On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – the week after SURTEX - Paul Brent will be back for his annual SURTEX Trend Review and question answering hour! We call these events “Art Licensing Info Ask Calls” – since you ask, call in on the phone and answers are shared.  You can see the who, what and when at AskAboutArtLicensing.com.  That is also where you submit your questions for consideration. WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS.  In almost 6 years…
  • Without Promotion…

    Tara Reed
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, no one wanted to go across it.  It was the first bridge made of steel and not iron. Is was also the longest suspension bridge in the world—50% longer than any previously built. The day it opened – May 24, 1883, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed what was then the only land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn. On May 30, 1883, six days after the opening, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede, which was responsible for at least twelve people being crushed and killed. The city was left with a bit of…
  • Copyright Registration Fees to change May 1, 2014

    Tara Reed
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Copyright Office, part of the Library of Congress, has announced that fees to register for copyrights will be changing as of May 1, 2014.  Since 2009 there has been a set fee of $35 whether you are registering one piece of art or a collection of 100 images.  This all changes on May 1. The standard registration fee will change to $55 – that will include any registration of more than one image. Single registration – meaning one piece of work by one person not made for hire – will remain at $35. Most likely, all of our registration fees will change to $55 because I…
  • How to decide if you are ready to exhibit at an art licensing trade show…

    Tara Reed
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How do I know if I’m ready to exhibit?” This is a common question artists ask as they are learning and working towards licensing their art.  There are two main shows that artists can exhibit at in our industry: SURTEX - held in New York City each yearin May and THE LICENSING EXPO – held in Las Vegas each year in June. Here are a four things to think about to help you decide if you are ready to exhibit. 1.  YOU HAVE ENOUGH ART. “Enough art” is, of course, subjective.  You can never have “enough” because people always want “new”…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    1. Delilah Smith’s painting, Little Chick, reminds me of my mother’s childhood stories of receiving a chick for Easter each year. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, chicks and lambs always remind me of this time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere at least!). 2. James Gurney shares his homemade light diffuser for plein-air painting. If you’re looking to make your own take a look at his blog post. 3. Chasing the Hotness via The ArtOrder is an excellent article on the tendency to join every free portfolio site the web has to offer and why it’s more important to focus…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
      If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. mile Zola Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Émile Zola, creativity, ebsq, get inspired, Inspiration, pinterest, quote
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is Lisa M. Nelson. I love the title of this serene Art Quilt - The Sea is my comfort, the Moon is my rest. 2. At first glance, this post on Muddy Colors (The Art of Fitness)  might look like a spoof post, but it addresses a serious concern – Fitness. Keeping our bodies healthy is good for our creativity. 3. Chasing the Hotness – Are you wasting your time trying to update a gazillion online portfolios? 4. Who’s planning on entering an EBSQ exhibit this month? Did you know there’s prize money for the Member’s…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Don’t let insecurities stifle your creativity. You can if you think you can. Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, creativity, ebsq, get inspired, positive thinking
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is Millie Gift Smith! Her painting Lilac Delight is breathtaking. 2. Maureen Franks free Mandala of the Month is titled Change. “What does it mean to change and why do we often fear it?” 3. The April EBSQ Exhibits are now open for submissions: Medieval-Inspired Mosaics and Bluebells. Are you planning a piece for one these shows? 4. Illustrator Kelley McMorris has her own link salad this week – Helpful Advice for Illustrators. Check it out! 5. What’s the difference between instructors and mentors? via The…
 
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  • Furious Love

    artmodel
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    “The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creation. Not to make people with better morals but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything…
  • Happy Day

    artmodel
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I was thinking about which music to post for Music Monday to mark the beginning of Holy Week. Churches throughout New York City are offering a glorious selection of masses, choral works, and hymns. I’ve decided to go with some good old American gospel. One can’t help but wonder where American music would be without its gospel roots. A huge number of R & B singers and pop performers began their musical journeys singing in church, from Marvin Gaye to Whitney Houston, to Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, Katy Perry, and so many others. One of my all time favorites, Sam Cooke, started…
  • Model to the Grindstone

    artmodel
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Helloooooo!! Greetings friends. I trust you’ve all filed your taxes, completed spring cleaning, and renewed your car inspections since I lasted posted? Because I’ve done all of it! :lol: Ok, I lied. I haven’t done any of those things. But they’re all in progress. I have a valid excuse for procrastinating, though, which is that I’ve been studio-bound working my heinie off at art modeling. Because it’s what I do. And I am a dreadful time-budgeter. The worst. Also, I had a a brief rant on Twitter the other day in which I vented some frustrations, but…
  • Raphael and the Body Electric

    artmodel
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:40 pm
    A few days ago I received an email from Sedef Piker, an art history and travel blogger, in which she generously invited me to take part in an online tribute the life and work of  Hasan Niyazi - a fellow art historian and blogger who left us far, far too soon. The “Day for Hasan” would coincide with the birthday of Raphael and consist of original blog postings written for the occasion. Honored that I was even asked to participate, I contemplated what my contribution should be and decided that I would respectfully leave the art historical discourses to the experts and the…
  • Dewing’s Musical Maidens

    artmodel
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    If we can infer an artist’s interests from his body of work – and I believe we can – then Thomas Dewing, the American Impressionist, was evidently interested in women, music, and “tonalism”. The process of gathering images and material for Music Monday posts have put Dewing on my radar often. Whenever I searched via tags like “music”, “women”, “song’, “violin”, etc,  his elegant, soft-focus, monochromatic compositions of ladies and instruments would fill my laptop screen. Music, Thomas Dewing, ca. 1895: Born in…
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  • Survive to Thrive

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

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

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

    Sophie Lumen
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: 50+, aging, aging gracefully, healthy aging, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Creed
  • Change, Smush & Your Juicy Brain: Preventing Alzheimer’s

    Sophie Lumen
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I recently wrapped up a year of rewarding work in an Alzheimer’s community as part of ‘The Art of Aging’ Project. This new video series is the result of that experience. An entertaining (I hope) mix-up of ‘Smush’ (creative out-of-the-boxness) & current research, it’s about prevention of the most feared aspect of aging in the […]
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  • Required Reading

    Hrag Vartanian
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia will  be the tallest building in the world in 2019 at a height of 3,280 feet (~1,000 meters). As a point of comparison, New York’s Empire State Building is 1,454 feet (443.2 meters) high. And just in case you weren’t sure what this tower “means,” architect Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects explains: “Our vision for Kingdom Tower is one that represents the new spirit of Saudi Arabia … This tower symbolizes the Kingdom as an important global business and cultural leader, and demonstrates the strength and creative…
  • Weekend Words: Water

    Weekend Editors
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jacob Philipp Hackert, “The Waterfalls at Terni” (1779), oil on canvas, 98 x 80 cm (image via Web Gallery of Art)On Thursday, the Guardian reported that officials in Portland, Oregon, plan to flush millions of gallons of drinking water “for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.”The article goes on to say that while “urine poses little risk – animals routinely deposit waste without creating a public health crisis,” Portland’s Water Bureau administrator David Shaff preferred not “to serve water that…
  • Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (April 2014, Part 1)

    Lucas Fagen
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Todd Terje has gotten me thinking about Jimmy Buffett, and though I’ll never be a fan, Buffett is unique enough that I really do think he deserves a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or if they won’t officially admit him, they could have a temporary Jimmy Buffett exhibit, on loan from Miami. They could have a huge room, the floor covered in sand, with fake palm trees lining the walls and the air conditioners simulating a tropical breeze; in addition to You Had to Be There on the speakers there would be the sound of the ebbing and flowing ocean, plus occasional seagull…
  • Weekend Studio Visit: Leslie Baum in Logan Square, Chicago

    John Yau
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    The door to Leslie Baum’s studio (all images courtesy the artist)CHICAGO –– I first saw Leslie Baum’s work in a sprawling group show, My Crippled Friend, at the Canzani Center Gallery (October 11, 2013–January 10, 2014), the main exhibition space of Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, Ohio).Thoughtfully curated by Michael Goodson and Patrick O’Rorke, My Crippled Friend included works by Tom Burckhardt, Kathy Butterly, Sarah Cain, Cheryl Donegan, Joe Fyfe, Katharina Grosse, Mary Heilmann, Jim Lee, Cordy Ryman, and Nancy Shaver. According to the press release, the…
  • No Irony, Just Paint: Marzie Nejad’s Fantasy Pictures Are for Real

    Edward M. Gómez
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    An early work by Marzie Nejad, “The Infinitesimal” (1987), oil on canvas board, 24 x 36 in (all images courtesy Luise Ross Gallery, New York)Plucking something — anything — out of its original context, placing it in a different setting and letting whatever new meanings or implied meanings emerge from the unexpected juxtaposition: such an “appropriationist” gesture lies at the core of postmodernist art-making “strategies.” Often the results of such moves are new ideas or new aesthetic propositions, the essence of which is almost always, in some way, self-consciously…
 
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  • Big, Giant Dog Love

    Cathy
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    This is Livvy yesterday in the sun. She teaches me stuff. She calms me, frustrates me, challenges me, makes me giggle, cry and belly-wiggle laugh. Today, she was my church. I quieted myself and paid close attention to the life in her. We went to Starbuck’s and talked to some great people; fellow chihuahua lovers who even appreciated her loud voice. One great looking guy saw us from the window as we approached. He jumped up and met us at the door, opened it and said: “I just lost my dog last week. Can I show you a picture of SCRUFFY on my computer? I feel too raw to post it on…
  • True Crossing

    Cathy
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “SMOLDER”, 36×22, m/m, 2008 _________________________ Joseph Campbell says it best I feel (from my absolute favorite book- REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING- A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION: “What has always been basic to Easter, or resurrection, is crucifixion. If you want resurrection, you must have crucifixion. Too many interpretations of the Crucifixion have failed to emphasize that relationship and emphasize instead the calamity of the event. If you emphasize the calamity, you look for someone to blame, which is why people have blamed the Jews. But crucifixion is not a…
  • Keeping Quiet

    Cathy
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    My life is a big canvas and I continually try to refine the marks I put down. Today, I apologize to those who hold subscriptions to this blog as my post from yesterday was delivered to you before I came to my senses and deleted it altogether. In hindsight I felt it self-serving, incendiary and my thoughts poorly articulated. Not my best effort. A past therapist told me these three guidelines which I try to live by: 1. Try not to judge. 2. Tell the truth as quickly as you can. 3. Don’t try to understand (I take this to suggest we gear ourselves toward witnessing with love). Many, many…
  • Empathy Vs. Sympathy

    Cathy
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    This is such a slippery distinction for many but makes life far richer when known: Look here.
  • Is Being Alone A Problem?

    Cathy
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    “SQUID” 20×4″, ceramic,steel, 2000 ____________________________ “To become deeply silent is not to become still, but to become tidal.” David Whyte I have what some people crave: the utter luxury of unfettered time. My life is spare and quite silent. I live alone with my dog, Livvy though I have a few stellar friends close by. Isolation can grab me by the scruff sometimes, and it can take me down. The depths have always held great gifts as well as monsters. I have to be awake to this fact. I spend time writing, reading, sitting in a big chair I love and just…
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  • India to Recognize Third Gender

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:32 p.m. DST, 19 April 2014 INDIA – A decision was made on 15 April 2013 in favor of the 3 million Indians who are transgender. On legal forms, there is now a third category marked either “transgender” or “other.” The Indian constitution orders against gender discrimination and more […]
  • White Supremacist Targets Jewish Community Facilities, Kills Three Christians

    Michael Ransom
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 22:40 p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — So often, hatred is crippling. On Sunday, hatred was blinding in Kansas City. On a mission to incite terror and assail Jewish community buildings, Frazier Glenn Cross killed anyone and everyone in his reach.  Cross, who also went by […]
  • Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt

    Sarah Jakubowski
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]
  • Senate Sidesteps Wage Equality Issue

    Michael Ransom
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 13:02 p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 WASHINGTON, DC–The votes have been cast. The message is clear. Collectively, the United States does not yet prioritize wage equality between men and women. On Wednesday, Senate members voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing more safeguards against pay discrimination. Currently, […]
  • Sporting News: Saudi Women May Soon See Athletic Opportunities

    Michael Ransom
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:36 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Progress towards greater gender equality continues in Saudi Arabia. Last year, King Abdullah allowed the addition of physical education programs in private schools. 2012 saw the first Saudi female athletes competing in Olympic games. And now, the Shura Council […]
 
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  • A Study in Bird in Motion, And Other Surprising Sculptures Made from Popsicle Sticks

    Benjamin Starr
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:23 am
    Joyce Lin, a student from the Rhode Island School of Design has just created a lively sculpture of a bird flapping its wings, and it’s made out of the most unusual material – popsicle sticks. With just a crank of the propeller like wheels below, her decidedly quirky sculpture comes to life with surprisingly realistic motion. Lin has made a habit of employing the small, wooden sticks in many of her school and personal projects, pushing the limits of what can be expected from her under utilized material… well, unless you’re in kindergarten. Outside of being playful, Lin’s…
  • Watercolor Painting Style Tattoos by Petra Hlaváčková

    Paul Caridad
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The transparency of watercolor paint seems as though it would be a difficult look to achieve with ink on human skin, but Petra Hlaváčková is proving this is not the case. The tattoo artist, based in Prague, Czech Republic, contrasts bold sketched outlines with seemingly sheer pastel colors. She achieves looks that seem like they could only work on paper, like colors that appear to be spreading out as they soak into the skin. Check out more work by Hlaváčková on her Facebook page and be prepared to be amazed. See Also That’s a Commitment! Tattoos That Need More Than One Body to be…
  • ‘The Sound of Color’ Graphic Uses Daft Punk and Beyonce Albums to Help You Pick Paint For Your Home

    Percy Davidson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    We’ve all been there, a house with walls to paint and no design degree or aesthetic abilities to save our life (just me?). Does painting a wall red mean you’re an angry schmuck? Does blue mean you’re a chipper bird? Luckily, the folks at Kelly-Moore Paints have come up with some thought-provoking graphics that aim to inspire color choices based on your favorite music. The pieces come together through a project titled The Sound of Color. Based on research from the University of California, Berkeley, our brains are wired to make music-color connections, depending on how the…
  • Google’s “Lens Blur” Brings an SLRs Abilities to Your Phone’s Small Camera

    Benjamin Starr
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Google rolled out a big new update to their Camera app for Android yesterday, and it’s going to make your pictures way, way better. What’s so snappy? They’ve added a brilliant feature that makes your phone’s camera act really, really big. It’s called “Lens Blur.” If you’ve ever used an SLR camera, you know those pictures seem to automatically look better than the ones that pop out of your camera phone, even if they have the same megapixels. Why is this? One big reason is the larger lens’ ability to achieve shallow depth of field and bokeh…
  • Honest Slogans Show the “Truth” Behind Famous Brands

    Benjamin Starr
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    What’s that you say? AXE body spray isn’t getting you all the ladies?? These “honest slogans” are exactly what the ad execs at big corporations don’t want you to think. They spend countless hours pondering how to make their often common brand stand out from the crowd – giving us any possible reason to remember them – and then Clif Dickens comes along to squash it all… or at least make us say “yep, that’s about right.” See Also Logo Mashups: Two Brands Come Face to Face Clif’s Honest Slogans help us remember “what people really think” when they…
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    Createquity.

  • Dispatches from the East: Museumscapes of Asia

    Alicia Akins
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    National Museum of Cambodia. Photo by kfcatles. A heat map of museum activity in Asia would show the whole region aglow. At first glance, if you’ve been getting your story from mainstream American media, you might think Asian institutions are becoming just like us, or beating us at our own game: the National Museum of Cambodia recently put its collection online thanks to a grant from an American foundation, and the Mumbai airport recently unveiled the largest airport gallery in the world. Other stories might give the opposite impression: a museum in China was shuttered after nearly its…
  • Around the horn: death and taxes edition

    Createquity.
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The backlash against unpaid internships has spread beyond our borders: Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has ordered two high-profile Canadian magazines to immediately end their internship programs. The Ministry also announced it plans “an enforcement blitz this spring focused specifically on internships across a variety of sectors.” (NB: while nonprofits are generally exempt from the US Department of Labor requirements for unpaid internships, state laws, including New York’s, can be more stringent.) MUSICAL CHAIRS After nearly 30 years as CEO of…
  • Early spring public arts funding update

    Createquity.
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    FEDERAL In the recently released federal budget for fiscal year 2015, President Obama proposes a meager increase in allocations for the arts compared to last year. Federally-backed museums will enjoy the bulk of that increase, while funding for NEA and NEH is essentially unchanged after factoring in inflation. Speaking of those agencies, President Obama also announced his plan to appoint William “Bro” Adams as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams is currently President of Colby College; he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Film Center and the…
  • Around the horn: campaign finance edition

    Createquity.
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    ART AND THE GOVERNMENT A federal judge recently ruled that Pandora must continue to pay ASCAP, which represents song writers and publishers, a 1.85% composition royalty. It was a (not entirely clean) victory for Pandora, which was arguing against a rise to 3%. The Future of Music Coalition has a good primer on the issue. (Note that the royalty paid to record companies for sound recordings is much higher – above 50%, in some cases – and it is this larger royalty that Pandora cited last week in increasing the cost of their premium service.) FMC similarly offers a concise but thorough…
  • Models and Trends in International Arts Exchange

    Alicia Akins
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Entry to the Kennedy Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of Adam Fagen. While living in China, I befriended a Japanese classmate who spoke no English. I spoke no Japanese, but we both spoke Chinese—and more importantly, we both played guitar.  Our connection to music served as the foundation of friendship. She taught me to play Japanese rock songs, and I memorized the lyrics to harmonize with her.  Years later, I stayed with her family in Hiroshima and learned Japanese well enough to correspond with her via email. Along the way, I also amassed nearly 24 hours of Japanese music which I…
 
 
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  • Henri Matisse: Constant Effort of Vision

    Brett Baker
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    A 1954 statement by Henri Matisse, republished on the occasion of the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern, on view through September 17, 2014. Matisse writes: "Thus, for the artist creation begins with vision. To see is itself a creative operation, requiring an effort. Everything that we see in our daily life is more or less distorted by acquired habits, and this is perhaps more evident in an age like ours when the cinema posters and magazines present us every day with a flood of ready-made images which are to the eye what the prejudices are to the mind. The effort…
  • Veronese's Allegories of Love

    Brett Baker
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    T.J. Clark considers the paintings of Veronese. Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery, London, on view through June 15, 2014. Clark writes: "What seems to me the central feature of Veronese’s achievement – I could use many examples, but let us focus on the counterpoised bodies in Respect – is a unique completeness of empathy with the figures he paints, so that one feels him almost physically entering into them, male or female, and deploying their weight and balance as if from the inside. Even Titian cannot manage the business in quite the…
  • Leslie Baum: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    John Yau blogs about the work of artist Leslie Baum. Yau writes: "The fragment, which is one of the touchstones of Baum’s approach, conveys the possibility that there is no whole. It also suggests that the artist probably believes that we are born into a shattered world and that we will likely shatter it further. It seems to me that Baum is drawn to fragments that resist identification, which I suspect is because she isn’t interested in either parody or citation, but in what might lie beyond them... [Baum] isn’t interested in foregrounding her work either as a display…
  • Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin: Interview

    Brett Baker
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    John Seed interviews painter Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin whose work will be on view at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York from April 24 - May 31, 2014. Rubin comments: "In the past few years I have made the leap to using digital photographs to supplement working exclusively from life. It has given me access to a world of material that would otherwise be intangible. My years of working as an 'observational' realist have enabled this shift without sacrifice: in fact, it has been empowering! Without the aid of photography, gathering the raw material for these aerial perspectives would…
  • Ben Steele: Interview

    Brett Baker
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Dan Weiskopf interviews painter Ben Steele, whose exhibition From this, a Mountain is on view at {poem:88}, Atlanta, through May 24, 2014. Steele comments: "I’ve never been an artist working from my imagination in terms of just saying, 'I’m going to decide to put this here.' Someone might say, well, if you want to put a red stripe in your painting, just do it. No. The way I do it is to go into my installation room, paint a huge red stripe, and then make that part of a scene so I can remind myself that it was initially on a surface in light and space before appearing…
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  • Camelot Dogs

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

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

    Dan Wolfe
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:14 pm
    You can find some unexpected things in ancient tombs.Indiana Jones finds some unexpected puzzles in most of the tomb he explores, but none as dastardly as the 90's phone classic, Snake. He hates Snake.Sometimes you get a pun stuck in your head and it just won't go away. In cases like that I always think its best to give in and just draw it. Sometimes the result can be a bit more fun than you thought. I imagine Indy would hate this game just as much as the creature. There's probably more reason to dislike the game thinking about it. Its just so frustrating! It never reaches a conclusion which…
  • Dancing Sherlock

    Dan Wolfe
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The adventure of the Dancing SherlockEveryone loves a bit of Sherlock right? Well I do anyway so there! Its well known that Sherlock gets restless between cases and its also well known that he loves a puzzle. While flicking through my Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I came across The Adventure of the Dancing Men, and it gave me this idea. I can just imagine Sherlock leaving puzzles for Watson to figure out. He would probably take some photos of himself in these poses and then text them to John. Much to his own amusement and John's total confusion. Figured out the message yet?This…
  • Doodle Dojo Newsletter

    Dan Wolfe
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Sign up to the Doodle Dojo Newsletter for a chance to win!I've been looking at new ways to keep everyone updated with what's going on here at Doodle Dojo and I came up with the idea of an email newsletter. I don't want to scare anyone into thinking that you are going to get lots of spam, so I promise that you won't get more than 2 emails in a month. What you will get is news about new designs, interesting stuff and new places you can find my work, special offers and maybe even a giveaway now and then.Yes giveaways! When shirt-a-day sites print one of my designs I usually do a sketch on the…
 
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Exterior Painting – You Can Do That

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Don’t under estimate your ability, grab a paint brush this summer and get out there and paint your house. Over the years I’ve been tempted to pay someone to do the job but after getting their estimate I decided real quick to do it myself. If you have vinyl siding painting the windows, trim and doors will give you a chance to be creative. You can design a color scheme by using colors that complement your homes exterior siding. Below I will give you some pointers on how to go your project. The time it will take to complete varies on your skill level, size of your home, how much help…
  • Varnishing An Oil Painting

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Varnish is more than simply a layer to protect your oil painting from ultraviolet light, pollution in the atmosphere and abrasion. It will also bring out the brilliance in colors, making them sparkle. Varnish is made from Damar resin dissolved in a mixture of turpentine and other organic solvents. Keep in mind that oil paint dries from the outside in; when it dries, it forms a surface skin first. During the drying process small pores form in this surface skin. The surface of the paint may feel dry, but under the skin, the paint is still wet, no matter how thin the coating is. It takes at…
  • Types of Painting Books

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    We all like being creative. Our busy schedule hardly gives us any time to spent time with our self’s. Constant focus on work makes our life dull. One of the best ways to make your life colorful is by doing some painting in your spare time. A Painting Book consists of some beautiful and decorative paintings. If you are an artist it will definitely help your cause. Face Painting Book Face Painting Book will provide you all the tips and techniques that professional face painter artist use. The painting book provides you with all the fabulous face painting designs, simple and easy techniques…
  • Expressionism Paintings

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:06 am
    The art historian Antonín Matějček was elemental in coining the term as the opposite to the Impressionist movement as well, and though Expressionism seems well defined as an artistic movement, there have never been a group of artists that called themselves Expressionists. The movement was primarily German and Austrian, and many of the different groups of thought were based around Germany at the time. Another artistic movement that heavily influenced Expressionism was Fauvism. This kind of artwork is characterized by primitive, less naturalistic forms, and includes the works of famed…
  • Portrait Painting Tips & Techniques

    admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Many beginners struggle with mixing flesh tones. I know I did when I first started painting. Remember that skin comes in a variety of colors & textures, so there is no specific formula for mixing flesh tones in portrait painting. You will have to experiment and practice, until you find the right color mixtures for any particular subject. Never purchase any pre-mixed flesh colors. When mixing your colors be careful not to over mix, which can deaden a color. Try and repeat the colors and values in your painting to create balance. When painting hair, don’t try and paint every…
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  • Airbrush Infographic – a beginner’s guide to airbrushing

    by serzomanik
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Hello all! Those of you who follows me from the start may remember that I had an article about airbrush guns and separatelly about airbrush paits and now when I got this...
  • Airbrush Competition of AirbrushLab.pl Results

    by serzomanik
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:32 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Hello All! The airbrush competition started by AirbrushLab.pl has ended and if you are wonder to see the result, please follow this link. I’m very happy that in...
  • Airbrush Competition – Slavic Gods and Demons

    by serzomanik
    27 Nov 2013 | 4:30 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Hi everyone, this is just an announcement. I decided to let our readers know that Polish Airbrush Portal has started an international airbrush competition. To underline...
  • The Right Way of Priming Ampersand Painting Panels

    by serzomanik
    21 Aug 2013 | 3:43 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Ampersand has long been an artist’s top choice for fine professional painting panels. Despite their high quality, it is recommended that all wood surfaces be primed before...
  • Silent DIY Air Compressor with Auto-Switch

    by serzomanik
    12 Aug 2013 | 1:18 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques I have posted an article about silent home-made airbrush compressor before. It was a free translation of article I have found at one of the resources from eastern Europe I...
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  • Barry McGee. Untitled, 2011. Wood, paint, electric motor. @ Heritage Auctions

    Deanna Dahlsad
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Barry McGee. Untitled, 2011. Wood, paint, electric motor. 45 x 6-1/2 x 23 inches (114.3 x 16.5 x 58.4 cm) 2014 May 10 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction #572 The proceeds from The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction will benefit future acquisitions and programming for the Director’s Council FOCUS […]
  • {pricing} 46 random tips to help you price your stuff

    Deanna Dahlsad
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    pricing. seriously, i think this is one of the most challenging parts of building your own little biz. last week i recommended an ebook called earn what you deserve. this book  does not give you a magic formula for figuring out your pricing. what it does do is tackle the underlying issues you need to consider […]
  • How Artistic Brains Differ | The Scientist Magazine®

    Deanna Dahlsad
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists. See on www.the-scientist.com
  • Woman Suspends Hundreds Of Scissors Over Her Head In Gorgeous Statement Piece

    Deanna Dahlsad
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Photo by Blue A woman sits alone beneath hundreds of dangling scissors; they teeter above her, metallic mouths open and sharp edges facing downwards. Calmly, she sews. As part of 2011’s The Mending Project, the performance artist Beili Liu put herself in this position, asking audience See on www.bust.com
  • Lena Dunham ‘Nauseated’ by Woody Allen, But ‘I’m Not Gonna Indict the Work’ – TheWrap

    Deanna Dahlsad
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    “I’m not comfortable living in a world where art is part of how we convict people of crimes” Deanna Dahlsad‘s insight: On the difference between art & consumption; see also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/2011/05/we-all-end-up-paying-for-it-celebrities-or-not/ See on www.thewrap.com
 
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Spring Roses in Oil

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Spring Roses20 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$1200While the flowers from my demonstration in Tuesday's Painting Flowers in Watercolor class were still fresh. I rearranged them in my studio and painted another larger version of Spring Roses shown here in oil.Here's a short slide show of the steps in the process so you can see how the painting unfolded from the initial bouquet and still life set up through the finished painting. 
  • Spring Roses in Watercolor

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Spring Roses12 x 16 Watercolorby Pat Fiorello$300 This was a demonstration for my Tuesday watercolor class in Atlanta.This semester's course is "Painting Flowers in Watercolor: Loose, Fresh and Easy". Our focus is to simplify, capture the essence of flower using my easy 1-2-3- method.1-Get the overall shape  of each flower or cluster of flowers which communicates what type of flower it is.2-Define the form -through observation of light and shadow, value & temperature changes.And 3-Add the details  as needed and finish off the background.
  • I do!

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    "I do!"16 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloHere's a painting of a  bridal bouquet filled with peonies, roses, hydrangeas and orchids. Beautifully designed by Anik Keuller of Anik Designs. Anik is a wonderfully talented floral designer with vision and a romantic, European style that I love. She's got a gentle spirit and is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to creating lasting memories for more of her brides.I've painted this same bouquet before but found a better photo taken out in the sun and cropped in differently for a whole new view of it. The sunlight makes a huge difference.
  • Painting in Tuscany

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Tuscany Beyond the Poppies16 x 20 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloTuscany is a magical place filled with warmth, history and lots of painting inspiration. In my book, "Bella Italia, Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist", I share why Italy is so paintable from the perspective of an artist- the light, the color harmony, the rich textural contrasts to name just a few of the salient features. If you would like to experience painting in this beautiful land for yourself, you are invited to join in the fun for a painting workshop I'll be leading there this September 20-27. Each day we have a…
  • Midnight Beauties

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Midnight Beauties12 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloThis is a painting of a bridal bouquet created by Bloomed to Last a Premier Design and Event Production Company, led by Professional Bridal Consultant Kristi Richardson. Bloomed to Last creates one of a kind weddings for couples getting married in the mid-central region of the east coast, including Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.A photo of the original bouquet is below. It's quite different from the other bouquet paintings I've done before in that…
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  • Nothing today

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
  • Kevin Frayer photos of bird landing on top of Taj Mahal during Venus transit

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    A bird sits atop one of the domes of the landmark Taj Mahal as Venus, top left, begins to pass in front of the sun, as visible from Agra, India, on June 6, 2012.        (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) . When I looked at this picture I thought it was a drawing but it is a photography. Amazing. Two others by Kevin Frayer:                Award needed!
  • Facebook: What makes a picture receive so many "Likes"? series

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    19,577 people like this. 14,782 shares
  • Henri Matisse's The Romanian Blouse

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    Painted in 1940 "The Romanian Blouse" belongs to a series of paintings Matisse did using the Romanian blouse, "Ie", as a motif. The "Ie" blouses were used by peasants and nowadays blouses inspired by them are being sold all over the world. Left: Romanian Suceava District, Bucovina folk costume. Romania Transylvania national costumes. Traditional embroidery patterns. Right: Blouse inspired by the traditional Ie.
  • Neuroscience is using functional magnetic resonance imaging as phrenologists

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    I have been watching the use of functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) in numerous movies, documentaries and non fiction series at the TV. I'm not a scientists but whenever I watch it or read an article claiming that X zone turned on in Z circumstance I say to myself: "So what?" and I start laughing. I starting comparing these kind of studies the same as a phrenologist. Today I decided to search what the experts have to say and found out that they do they same comparison. Here are some examples: The Brain Is Not Modular: What fMRI Really Tells Us Metaphors, modules and brain-scan pseudoscience…
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  • I’ve almost got the cat by the tail

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

    JessicaDoyle
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    After being in business online for over seven years I’ve finally purchased my own nifty usb powered 10lb cpacity postal scale from Staples. I’ll now be able to weigh your orders properly and not undercut myself nor overcharge you on postage ever again. And seeing as Canada Post has increased rates by 35% on some services a few weeks ago I can not afford not to weigh any longer. The time is come. The time is now, said Marvin K. Mooney. Etsy has also built in a few shipping features and I will be able to print off shipping labels directly from Etsy for some orders from both my art…
  • Missy Two Shoes Died Today or why the decision to euthanize a pet is agonizing

    JessicaDoyle
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I feel a little stunned and the back of my eyes and head hurt while my heart aches. Missy would have turned 17 years old this Summer which is 84 years old in human years. She was a happy cat, a trooper, and travelled and lived from one coast of Canada to the other with me. She saw me through two major surgeries, marriage, divorce, addiction, and too many parties and both good and bad times to count. She always purred when you patted her and rolled onto her back for you to rub her belly. Missy loved when I whistled The Andy Grifith tune to her. She used to spend hours outside on decks and…
  • I am Sponsoring Applecheeks Cloth Diapers – Art Giveaway and Sale

    JessicaDoyle
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:44 am
    Applecheeks is clebrating for 25 days of 25,000 Applecheeks fans on their Facebook page and I am sponsoring their 20th day… Today on the Applecheeks blog you can enter to win two beautiful fine art prints of mine, With Child and ABC valued at $60. Both are limited edition fine art prints. They are numbered, signed and titled and will arrive with certificates of authenticity. This contest closes at midnight tonight. And from today, March 20 to March 27 I am offering 25% off all purchases in my Etsy Shop. Simply use the code APPLECHEEKS during checkout. I’ve been using Applecheeks…
  • I wish I could do more about the stench of crude oil but it may take the efforts of the next generation

    JessicaDoyle
    30 Jan 2014 | 6:14 pm
    As I laid awake again for another night of clanks, bangs and grinding steel, metal and horns I wondered when it would happen. I wondered when the explosion would occur and I would be running beside Chris carrying Willow amidst an inferno so grotesque that there’d be no use of even trying as we wouldn’t survive the explosions to begin with. We’d likely be incinerated and scientists would be identifying us through use of dental records. I spoke with Chris about my fears this morning. He carries the same ones. We live somewhere where the trains carrying toxic crude oil and…
 
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Gesture drawing practice

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    I'm nearing the end of a gesture drawing course with Alex Woo. Here's some of my homework practice from an earlier lesson on exaggeration. It has been a challenge and made me feel like a complete beginner, but I think I've found a few ingredients that have been missing in my past work.
  • The Very Cross Bun ...continued

    12 Mar 2014 | 12:27 am
    Above: Using dark cool colours and shapes that look similar to clutching fingers I hope to have conveyed a sense of danger for the bun, (who wants to keep dry naturally).Below: Children tumble out of school at the end of a day. Bun meets natural predator, school children.More from The Very Cross Bun. I'm about half way through the final art for this book. I don't think there's a single illustration without a few things I wouldn't change if I could go back and revise. But for those few imperfections, I think there are just as many happy accidents. I have tried to maintain a sense of play in…
  • The Very Cross Bun

    26 Feb 2014 | 5:01 pm
    A new preparation sketch for the book project titled 'The Very Cross Bun' mentioned in the last post.
  • Style guide

    22 Feb 2014 | 11:11 pm
    After quite a lot of anxiety filled experimentation I finally came up with this piece which will serve as a compass as I finish off a long overdue collaboration with author Jennifer Poulter. You can see some more experimentation with style in this earlier post. I really liked the sparse pen & watercolour of some of those pieces, but in the end gravitated towards this more vibrant, textured look.
  • Life drawing

    17 Jan 2014 | 4:40 am
    I'm not sure if I can call these life drawing, as I used photo reference (hope I didn't lose too many of you with that admission). Better use of tone and pencil rendering are what I was looking to work on here. The model photos were provided by a very handy Youtube channel here.I also made use of a trick my teacher showed me this week, which was to begin with cylinders. I really thought I'd gotten past the cylinder drawing stage of my artistic career, but I was amazed how much closer this got me looking at the orientation of hips etc.Below is a recent location sketch (whilst I'm misnaming…
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  • Make A Day of It: Of Two Minds and Other Art Activities in Our Area

    arttextstyle
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Glow & Glitter, Agneta Hobin, mica, steel mesh, 8” x 8” each, 2014; Alchemia, Agneta Hobin, gilded gold-leaf wooden reliefs, 8” x 8” each, 2014, photo by Tom Grotta There are cultural opportunities aplenty in our area in late April and early May. In addition to Of Two Minds: Artists That Do More Than One of a Kind at browngrotta arts (bga), 276 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, Connecticut from April 26th (12pm – 6pm) through May 4th (10 am – 5 pm, April 27th – May 4th), there are exhibitions of interest in nearby Ridgefield, Westport and at the Wilton Historical…
  • Process Notes: Marian Bijlenga, Musings on 30 Years of Work To Date; 30 More to Go

    arttextstyle
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Dutch artist, Marian Bijlenga, recently compiled this group of miniatures reflecting 30 years of her artistic career, which she reckons is just a halfway point. Below she talks about her process, adapted from an interview by Manufactured Design By Architects (MDBA). The Spanish firm creates spaces that stir emotions and locates decorative elements and furniture to suit. It sources artists, like Marian Bijlenga, who inspire its work and interviews them at MDBY. MDB Architects. I studied at the textile design department of Rietveld Art Acdaemy in Amsterdam (1977-1982), but I developed the…
  • Some Observations: On Light and Air

    arttextstyle
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    Recently I visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art specifically to spend time immersed in the imagination of James Turrell whose retrospective covers fifty years of work exploring light, sky, perception, color, shape and architecture. http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/james-turrell-retrospective.   The meditative quality of this exhibition encourages the viewer to be a considered observer and allow what they see and perceive to be altered by their physical experience with the work.  Ultimately the transformative and ephemeral qualities of light exist in the mind of each…
  • Process Notes: Gyöngy Laky on Red in Art and Life

    arttextstyle
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    photo by Gyöngy Laky Early in 2013, I was working in my studio in San Francisco on a commission for a collector using the beautiful small branches of deep purplish/red/brown California Manzanita.  I decided to paint the slant cut ends of each twig piece in a color. Red in life: Gyöngy calls her self a “one-color drinker.”photo by Gyöngy Laky As I began to figure out what that color might be, I also began listening to Orhan Pamuk’s captivating, fascinating, informative and suspenseful murder mystery novel set in the 16th C, My Name Is Red.  (16 discs 20.5 hrs.)…
  • Guest Blog: Wendy Wahl on Newspapers Then and Now

    arttextstyle
    19 Feb 2014 | 4:44 am
    The following story describes an obsession with a newspaper that some people may take for granted.  Perhaps at one point this desire was heightened because I had been included in the paper’s folds. photo by Wendy Wahl As I tookthe 106 steps from an east door of my home I focused on the sensation of my feet walking across the recently laid pavers, onto the gravel drive and through a break in the stonewall to the street to see if it had really arrived. I had waited over 20 years for this moment and I savored each stride with anticipation that was punctuated with my own sounds of…
 
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  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

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

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

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

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

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

  • Early April

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    A small hello from the beginning of spring, a mug of rich cocoa, a little break.This is a day of grinding granite skies and brightest yellow flowers blazing, and of fat tulips in glowing white and cool purple on the table. In a turpentine reek, by the open window, a new layer of etching ground is hardening onto a sheet of copper.While I have have been busy not writing here, I have done a lot of wandering out in the streets, watching the people and the weather, watching the birds moving from branch to branch.It seems like the spring has been slipping in slowly and quietly for a long time, and…
  • Folly at Midwinter

    27 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    A long time ago it seems now, we went on a winter's walk, looking for a seashell house in some woods not far away.On the way we passed a small house, freshly and mysteriously made from branches. Only a little further on from there, we came to an old stone bath built into a stream.Even looking at it in the fleeting-light, frost-in-shadows December woods, this bath is inviting. All it needs is a little cleaning with a rake, doors to trap the water inside, and a nice sunny day in green summer to warm the water. How lovely it would be to bathe in the four-in-the-morning sun, with the woods all…
  • Bird in a Block

    5 Feb 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The other week I made a very small foray into the world of wood engraving. Above is a little test block with a simple and spontaneous design. The actual printed image is about the size of a large postage stamp. Below you can see the block itself, with my hand for scale.Wood engraving uses hardwoods such as boxwood and lemonwood, which take some getting used to, as the hardness which makes them wonderfully durable for printing also makes them a little difficult to carve. However, with a bit of practice it becomes easier to make satisfying marks and smooth lines.This is also a type of…
  • East Coast, West Coast

    3 Feb 2014 | 9:41 am
    A busy month in wild gales and under grey skies.And with the new year I have been trying to extend myself a little. A part of that has meant crossing the country once a week to study mezzotint in Glasgow.The train traces the coast as it moves southward, over sunken fields and swollen rivers, past drowned trees and ruined castles. But my favourite part of the journey happens after we have left the sea and travelled past the swans and hawks and herons that haunt the banks of the River Tay. Then we enter Perth on an elevated track, seeming to fly above the city streets and past the second storey…
  • Slowly into January

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Happy New Year!This past weekend we travelled up to the north coast of Scotland to a small fishing village where they bring in the new year with a fire festival every year on the night of the 11th of January (see here and here for previous posts about that). The gentle disjunction of time between the Gregorian calendar, and the Julian calendar, which is still followed in the fishing town with the fire festival, adds a welcome pause to the year.Slowly I am coming back to routine though. Or making new routines perhaps. I am hoping this year will bring new skills and lots of good painting and…
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

  • Sweet Pea Fitness

    Dave Mottram
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Just trying to get in shape.
  • Cleo’s Cat

    Dave Mottram
    9 Feb 2014 | 1:30 pm
  • Super Bowl XLVIII

    Dave Mottram
    3 Feb 2014 | 7:09 pm
    I drew this before the game. Sadly, not much of a game. Congrats Seattle! yay Sportsball
  • Merry Christmas!

    Dave Mottram
    23 Dec 2013 | 12:34 pm
    I had some fun creating these spot illustrations for the holidays. Merry Christmas!
  • Elf Life

    Dave Mottram
    16 Dec 2013 | 5:57 am
    Some sketches from the the life of Santa’s Elves. #Elflife
 
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    Inside/Out

  • Five for Friday: Rabbit Redux

    Jason Persse
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    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 Easter just days away and spring in the air (finally), bunnies—whether as anthropomorphized egg-and-candy-delivery agents or symbols of both metaphorical and literal fecundity—are everywhere. And that’s great, because rabbits are almost criminally adorable. As I am neither farmer nor gardener nor allergy sufferer, I would happily visit, say, a Japanese island completely overrun by rabbits. Not…
  • “Women in the War. We Can’t Win Without Them”

    Juliet Kinchin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Left: Howard Chandler Christy. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man. 1917. Lithograph. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1940. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Right: Photo of “yeomanettes” taken in New York City, May 8, 1919. Collection Naval History & Heritage Command Right now the U.S. military is preparing to allow women to serve in combat roles for the first time, and pressure is growing from international precedent for the U.K. to follow suit. Yet there are still many who feel that the frontline is just not a place fit for a woman. Such a prospect was certainly out of the question a…
  • Metamorphoses: Paul Gauguin’s Oil Transfer Drawings

    Lotte Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Paul Gauguin. Tahitian Woman with Evil Spirit (recto). c. 1900. Oil transfer drawing. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange), Vincent d’Aquila and Harry Soviak Bequest Fund (by exchange), and acquired through the generosity of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Endowment for Prints, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mary M. Spencer, and Stephen Dull, 2014 One of the most extraordinary works in the current exhibition Gauguin: Metamorphoses is Tahitian Woman with Evil Spirit (c. 1900), which was acquired for MoMA’s collection just weeks before the…
  • John Boorman’s Point Blank

    Charles Silver
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lee Marvin in Point Blank. 1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman These notes accompany screenings of John Boorman’s Point Blank on April 16, 17, and 18 in Theater 2. John Boorman remains active at age 81, enjoying a directorial career of over half a century. He began with several documentaries, followed by Having a Wild Weekend (Catch Us If You Can), which attempted to do for the Dave Clark Five what Richard Lester had done for the Beatles with A Hard Day’s Night. So there is a sense that Point Blank, a fairly big-budget Hollywood film with noteworthy actors (Lee Marvin, Angie…
  • This Week at MoMA: April 14–20

    Carolyn Kelly
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Just in time to lighten up your wardrobe—now that the temperature is finally above 50 degrees—MoMA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with UNIQLO, offering a range of wearable designs, including tees and totes, featuring artwork by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring, among others. Selected pieces are available directly from the MoMA Stores (including MoMAstore.org), as well as from UNIQLO. Also in the spirit of the season, check out curator Sarah Suzuki’s blog post about a special bunny in the collection. Happy spring! MoMA Art Lab: Movement. Photo: Martin Seck •…
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    Design For Mankind

  • On Windows And Doors

    erin
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Internet is in the business of slivers: cropped images and clickable headlines and truncated word counts. But humans? We bring baggage. And it seems there is no great place to store our suitcases, is there?...continue reading On Windows And Doors
  • American Blogger

    erin
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    Last summer, Ken and I welcomed a filmmaker into our home – his Airstream parked alongside our small town neighborhood drive like a metal billboard announcing something big, something unusual. And indeed, it was: Being married to a filmmaker and having blogged for over 13 years, I often take for granted the beauty of creative […]...continue reading American Blogger
  • All Or Nothing

    erin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    I’ve never been in a more minimal phase in my life than I am right now. My storage bins are full of pattern-filled, colorful items that haven’t been worn in years (pre-Bee days, perhaps?), replaced by a few basic textured pieces in blush, black, white and gray. My beauty drawer contains roughly three items and […]...continue reading All Or Nothing
  • A Post Abroad

    erin
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    The itch began innocently enough with a series of gut pings – the precise way my biggest decisions often do. A trip overseas (ping), an e-friend and former expat’s book release (ping), an invite to Singapore and Amsterdam this year (ping, ping), a slow trickle of friends shifting across the pond for work and play […]...continue reading A Post Abroad
  • Weekend Scenes

    erin
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    You can always tell when the Loechners have a project in the works, because there are extra dishes in the sink and repeat jazz music on the speakers and it usually means one of us is procrastinating on an even bigger project. For the past year, Ken’s been slowly-but-surely finishing our basement (that man is […]...continue reading Weekend Scenes
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  • Aaron Glasson

    Shea O'Neill
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    “I have all the time in the world from life to life to do what is to do, to do what is done, to do the timeless doing.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums It was Aaron Glasson who first gave me a copy of The Dharma Bums, so I guess it is fitting that as I sit down to write about him the first reference that comes to mind is Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and the nomadic idealism that movement represents. Aaron Glasson a.k.a Rah Akaishi, is an artist from New Zealand. He has traveled extensively for the past decade documenting, painting, drawing, and exploring our planet. Having lived…
  • Wield | Worn Out

    Shea O'Neill
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    Often the beginning and end of an object is remembered. However, the phase between these two marks can be neglected as it is easy to adjust to the slight change an object goes through over it’s time and everyday use. Worn Out is a short film demonstrating and amplifying the degradation process of everyday objects. Worn Out from Wield on Vimeo. More from Wield here
  • VEXTA | Mexico City

    Shea O'Neill
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Late in 2013, VEXTA headed to Mexico City as part of her ongoing, global Neon Tour adventure. Her original travels there in 2012 had left her with an insatiable desire to return to paint a multi story piece in the centre of the creative neighbourhood of Mexico city, Condesa / Roma. Vexta : Mexico City from vexta on Vimeo. More from VEXTA here
  • Apple Pie

    Shea O'Neill
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
    Apple Pie is a large and ambitious art film project being shot entirely on 16mm celluloid film on location in New Zealand & Samoa. Neither a feature nor a short film, the project consisting of 10 parts – is an expansive creative inquiry into 10 of the major celestial bodies of our Solar System and how we relate to them. If you’re interested in donating, check out their campaign on the project fundraising platform Boosted.
  • Anna Hollings

    Shea O'Neill
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:36 am
    Anna love’s the process of collage, it is peaceful, relaxing and rather hypnotic. Sometimes elements obviously belong together, while others demand something more, and that can take hours, or days of trawling through old books and magazines. She understands why the surrealists liked collage, it is mostly automatic and seems to evoke a mysterious lost narrative, or a dialogue from the subconscious, or a half- remembered dream. Like her, they liked to play with juxtapositions of scale and subject, to surprise the mind and prompt another way of seeing. [View with PicLens] More on Anna…
 
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  • Video of final installation

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

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

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:43 am
    Saturday is the opening of my latest public art piece at University Hospital in the Medical Center. This piece is the result of over 2 years of effort by a team of people. Here are some statistics: 147 feet in length, 34,506 LEDs, 10,224 terminal connections, 5,076 feet of wire, and 6,000 pounds of glass.Since the piece is normally only accessible to the staff of the hospital, this may be your only chance to see it up close. (It will always be visible from Merton Mintor Blvd.). You Activate This Space is located on the Staff Bridge, between the hospital and the parking garage on…
  • Production of work for other artists

    20 Nov 2013 | 9:55 am
    This is the work-in-progress of San Antonio artist Chris Sauter. His show, Doubt, opens on Thursday Nov. 21 at the Southwest School of Art.https://www.facebook.com/events/682686941755955/?notif_t=plan_user_invitedI helped him produce some pieces for the show by using my CNC machine to cut out shapes from photos that are face-mounted on acrylic.Come to the show to see what he's doing. Spectacular! Cutting Plex for Chris Sauter from Ansen Seale on Vimeo.
  • A piece of history

    19 Nov 2013 | 3:08 pm
    I have many cameras, but one of my most prized possesions is a 5x7 view camera owned and used by famous San Antonio architect, Atlee B. Ayres. You know his work in and around San Antonio. The Tower Life Building and Municipal Auditorium are some of the biggest examples of his design work in the early 20th century.Learn more about him here.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlee_AyresIt's made of cherry wood and the shutter still works.The case is really cool, too, with travel stickers from all over the world.Here's how I know it was his:
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    The Main Loop

  • Plein Air Convention 2014 Recap: Part 1

    Sergio Lopez
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hey so I'm still recovering from the whirlwind event that is the Plein Air Convention. For those who don't know what the convention is(somehow escaped the aggressive marketing?), it's a convention where once a year 700 artists go to the Crown and Anchor bar in Monterey and drink a lot before they remember they have to wake up early to hear Eric Rhoads teach them how to sell their paintings. Hold on, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Before that happens, those 700 painters go to the convention center in Monterey where they watch demos of (almost)all of their favorite plein air painters, listen…
  • Painted Roses in the Midwest

    Sergio Lopez
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Hey everyone, I have been falling behind on blogging lately... The truth is, it's so much easier just to post photos to Instagram on the go, and blurt thoughts out on Facebook as they occur to me. But I realize I have a handful of dedicated readers on here so I try not to neglect this.Would you rather see more small frequent updates or do you like less frequent but more in-depth updates on here as I have been doing for a while? Please let me know. I try to make all of my outlets different enough to be followed individually and get a worthwhile experience even if you follow each of them.The…
  • Charcoal Drawings: A Simple Update

    Sergio Lopez
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Hey everyone, I'm posting some drawings from the past few months. As always, you can see them posted in real-time on my Instagram page.These were done in graphite.2 10 minute drawings of the same pose.This one is one of my favorite studies in recent memory.I thought this was an interesting angle for this pose.For those who were curious, the vine charcoals I used here were Nitram Fusains soft(the green ones).I wish her foot wasn't covered, otherwise I'd really like this one.Done with a Lyra Color Giant pencil. Sometimes it's my favorite pencil to work with.NewsletterFacebookTumblrDrawings For…
  • Painted Roses: Ayama (WIPs + SF Group Show)

    Sergio Lopez
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey everyone, here is a new painting of Vaunt from the Painted Roses series. This one was done for the Gauntlet Gallery's 12x12 Show.I took some WIP shots of it while I was painting it. You can see the grid method I use to help with accuracy. You can also see what it looks like once I tone the canvas. I'm working on developing a more interesting textural surface as a starting point. Click on the photo to get a close-up look at the surface.Check out the video I made about how I toned this canvas without completely destroying the underdrawing.Here is the finished piece. In terms of color, it's…
  • Plein Air: A Show For Frugal Collectors

    Sergio Lopez
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The year starts off for me with a bunch of new plein air paintings out the gate. These were all local Santar Rosa scenes, with a few locations revisited. Other subjects were of places I've gone by many times without ever painting. The only good thing about the drought is the abundance of sunlight in winter months. I took advantage by going out most of my free days to "bike&paint." "A Touch of Class" 9.5x6.5 in. oil on linen mounted on board. SOLDI liked this one enough right after doing it that I put it in a frame immediately."The First Of The Year" 6x8 oil on linen mounted on board.
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Kelli Nina Perkins

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Kelli Nina Perkins and her fun Sketchbook Challenge doodle city maps! If you follow my blog you know how much I love maps and how I’ve recently begun doodling, too!So I was elated to see this delightful combination of the two! She begins by sketching or tracing parts of city street maps. Then she adds colorful doodles! Kelli describes these as “a leisurely way to doodle on an urban theme and explore a city you've never been to.”  Find out more about Kelli Nina Perkins on her website here! Can’t wait to give this a try!
  • New Work Wednesday: North

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Still having lots of fun playing with Carolyn Dube's Open Buildings Stencil!As I did with two previous map paintings, I used Wendy Vecchi’s gold and silver embossing pastes with this stencil to add little buildings to my aerial landscape map: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, North, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 6 x 8 inches Below is a detail of the work: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, North (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 6 x 8 inches Thanks so much for visiting my blog!Hope you're having a wonderful week!Mary^
  • StencilGirl Mixed Media Wall Hanging Review and Giveaway!

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    Last week, I reviewed Mary Beth Shaw's StencilGirl Mixed Media Sampler Journal DVD. Now it's time for StencilGirl Mixed Media Wall Hanging! Whee! StencilGirl Mixed Media Wall Hanging was PURE DELIGHT to watch!! Mary Beth walks you step-by-step through making ocean-inspired art! Learn to use Tyvek, cut masks and use improvisational stencils…and that’s just the start! You’ll see how to add Pitt Artist Pens and PanPastels, Yupo paper, sponge brayers, fluid acrylic, scrap paper and black gesso to create rubbings and reverse stencils all while building lots of layers. I learned…
  • Friday Favorite: Johanne Durocher Yordan

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    This Friday’s featured map artist is Johanne Durocher Yordan and her delightful mixed-media map paintings! I love the depth and texture she achieves by collaging maps into her work.She has a lovely series of both red poppies and sunflowers: A True Legend, 24" x 24" Points of Interest, 24" x 24" Poppies #10, 8" x 8" Facing South, 24" x 24" Hometown, 24" x 24" Geographically Speaking, 24" x 48" In addition, Johanne paints irises, lilies, tulips and coneflowers! See more of her art on her website here and keep up with her on her Facebook page here!Wish the flowers in my garden grew out of…
  • Stenciling Ideas

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    I’m delighted to be on the StencilGirl Talk Blog today to show you what I did with the April 2014 StencilClub stencils designed by Carolyn Dube! Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details and my step-by-step photo tutorial!Hope you're having a wonderful week!Mary^
 
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  • Tides spotlight: Lindsay Schief

    brianssnider
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    For the next month, as we work hard to raise the $12,000 necessary to produce and manufacture our original album of 10 different Washington based musicians, I’ll be highlighting everyone involved with their own feature here on the website. I strongly encourage you to head over to our Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretly-important/tides-album-project check out our video and browse the rewards you’ll receive for different backer levels. Before I had any real idea what Tides was or what it should be, I knew that Lindsay Schief would have to be involved, I was…
  • song of the week: LAKE ~ on the swing

    brianssnider
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    It’s fair to say that were it not for LAKE, and more specifically were it not for the song On the Swing, I never would have started Secretly Important. I don’t know how many people stumbled upon their favorite song by accident, but that’s what happened to me. Five years ago itunes made the suggestion of On the Swing, based on Karl Blau, I didn’t know LAKE I’d never even heard of LAKE, but I did know that On the Swing was incredible. Phenomenal. Exactly the song I wanted and needed at that very moment. Like magic, every song I listened to after that was equally…
  • Tides spotlight: Karl Blau

    brianssnider
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    For the next month, as we work hard to raise the $12,000 necessary to produce and manufacture our original album of 10 different Washington based musicians, I’ll be highlighting everyone involved with their own feature here on the website. I strongly encourage you to head over to our Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretly-important/tides-album-project check out our video and browse the rewards you’ll receive for different backer levels. KARL BLAU: producer/contributing artist My affection for Karl Blau began back in 2009. I was still living in Los Angeles and just…
  • song of the week: karl blau ~ dark sedan

    brianssnider
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Karl Blau “Dark Sedan” from Howdy Friend on Vimeo. Because at this point I am eating, sleeping, and drinking anything related to our Tides project (by the way have you contributed to our Kickstarter yet? don’t wait, do so right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretly-important/tides-album-project) for the next four weeks I’ll be featuring a song of the week from one of the Tides contributors. In our first week, I bring you Karl Blau’s Dark Sedan. Karl Blau’s 2009 album Zebra from K-Records, might just be his masterpiece, if not his masterpiece it’s certainly…
  • Tides Kickstarter link

    brianssnider
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    After hitting a slight bump in the road, our Kickstarter is now up and accepting your donations. Take a moment to watch our video, read through the details of our project, and check out our killer rewards. We have from now until May 5th to reach our goal of $12,000, and for the next month we’ll be highlighting all of the talented artists involved in this project, helping to get you acquainted with them. The only way we can get this project done is with your help, become a backer, tell your friends, tell your family, this isn’t just a project for people who love Northwest music,…
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • 5 Tips for Grant Research

    Amanda Keating
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    by Amanda KeatingIt’s easy to get excited about the prospect of grant funding : grants carry with them a certain amount of prestige and the assurance that your work is (at least somewhat) funded, not to mention the fact that, if a funder is willing to give you a grant, they respect your work. But as the saying goes, only fools rush in. Foundation funding is highly competitive, and usually grantmakers are very specific about what they will and will not fund - they might have regional priorities, budgetary restrictions, or stipulations about the type of art they’re interested in…
  • Meet The Project: Autotelic Studios

    justin.woo
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    by justin.woo Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Autotelic Studios. Autotelic Studios was established in 2010 as a collaborative art space seeking to engage and support local artists interested in building sustainable relationships and practices in a community setting. Autotelic’s storefront currently functions as an active community studio space for seven local artists working in a variety of media. They also have a housewarming party on…
  • Project Round-up: Passover

    Jason Tseng
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Jason TsengAs many of our members are celebrating Passover today, we wanted to wish everyone a Happy Passover and lift up a few of the great fiscally sponsored projects by and for the Jewish community. Jew in the City Through the power of new media JewintheCity.com opens up to its viewers and readers the little known world of Orthodox Jews and Judaism in an attempt to promote understanding, appreciation and to break down stereotypes. JEM Society JEM Society exists to facilitate the advancement of Jewish electronic musicians in the pursuit and performance of their art. Concerts and events,…
  • Fractured Atlas Book Club: The Freelancer’s Survival Guide

    Nathan Zebedeo
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Nathan ZebedeoThis is my eighth monthly book club blog post and I can finally report that, after frequently soliciting reader suggestions, I am able to feature a title that one of our members endorsed and recommends to their friends. I’ve actually put off reviewing this book on our blog because, when my copy of The Freelancer’s Survival Guide first arrived at our office, I was a little daunted by the 612 page size.  The selections that I typically write about have all been 300 pages or less, and I knew that it would take some time to make it all the way through this title. At…
  • #TechToolTuesday: Marvel

    Jason Tseng
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    by Jason TsengWe’ve gone over tools that help you design working prototypes of websites on the fly, like Easel.io. But today we wanted to feature a new app called Marvel (no relation to the comic book publisher), that helps you quickly design sleek, clickable, app prototypes that you can send to your vendor or client. The cool thing about Marvel is that the app samples images for your prototype directly from files in your synced Dropbox account. No need to export images from a photoshop or illustrator file. This way, as you made edits to your original document, the sample images in your…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • "Bruce's Angels" comes to Television

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I just got the word about a TV pilot called Solemates that I was part of about a year ago. It is just finishing production and will be airing soon. Some of it was filmed in my studio with these lovely ladies and myself. I am suggesting the title "Bruce's Angels."
  • Robot Dogs Are Now A Reality!

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Now Available! "Robot 7" aka "Astro" is a robot dog sculpture made from thick plasma cut 3/16 steel plate. Only $300 each. (10.5" x 12" x 4.5")  WOOF WOOF!
  • High Heel Shoe Sculptures featured in Footwear Plus Magazine!

    15 Mar 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The current issue of Footwear Plus Magazine has an article featuring Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray and several of his popular high heel shoe sculptures. (Vol.24. Issue 3. March 2014) See the article at: Shoe Sculptures.
  • Sculptor Bruce Gray in GEICO TV Commercial!

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Pssssssst! Wanna see me dressed as the Geico lizard in a spandex lizard suit that's at least 2 sizes too small? Of course you do!Check out my 30 second GEICO TV commercial. It is available for viewing on my YouTube channel at.YouTube. Watch for me on The Sundance Channel!
  • Surprising Followers on Twitter!

    21 Feb 2014 | 9:55 am
    I've never looked to see who follows me on Twitter, but today I took a look and found that I am followed by Yoko Ono, Maria Shriver, and Barack Obama. Wow!  Follow me on Twitter by clicking on this link
 
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    BLOG CROXFORD

  • WW163: RUNPEE, SEPH LAWLESS, and THE GOLDEN FRIENDS

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Hey y'all…..here are the 5 things I LOVE this week!1.) Broad City. Agasin……I am TOTALLY late to this party….Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time…..or at least that is how IMDB describes it. Personally - I agree - it is great! Originally a web series, the series was created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, who also star as the series leads from 2009 to 2011. Oh…and one of the producers is Amy Poehler! Here is a clip….but beware -…
  • FOR AN OLD FRIEND…...

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Hey guys……..I wanted to share something kinda personal this week…..Excuse the somewhat sombre feeling of this post.I found out this week that someone who meant a lot to me years ago, had past away.I met Sylvie Boulanger (Lovett) when we worked together in Grand Bend painting for the Huron Country Playhouse. She was the head of the paint department, and I weaselled my way into her shop for 2 years!!!Now here's the thing…..we hadn't actually spoken in well over a decade -- although we had the occasional Facebook update….we were no longer close friends. STILL….the news of her death…
  • WW162: RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM, UNION72 and TETRUS!!!

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Here are the 5 things that I love this week.1.) The Ripley's Aquarium. WOW……..I was impressed!!! We are talking 135,000-square-feet of family fun!!! Yes….with over 1.5 million gallons of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world….we are talking more than 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater creatures!I especially LOVED the jellyfish tank!I MEAN LOVED!!!!I loved this 315-foot moving walkway through an acrylic tunnel deep below the 750,000-gallon "Shark Lagoon". Ah-MAH- zing!!!2.) COME ON!!! This is super fun!To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of…
  • WW161: VALEK ROLLING PINS, TOBY ATTICUS FRALEY AND KEERMEET

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Hey guys! Here are 5 things that I think are fantastic this week!!!!1.) Hey Aimée, Cousin Penny, and all you baking type people…….I found this for you! I HATE to bake…but maybe if I had THIS….I would:Engraved rolling pins to cheer up your cookies…your cakes, pasta, sugar frosting to cover the cake and even dumplings! (the one above is DOGGIES) Thanks to Valek Rolling Pins: OMG! Burgers, fries and shakes!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!HERE IS WHERE YOU BUY IT!Thanks Etsy!2.) HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS………Toby Atticus Fraley from Pittsburg takes vintage thermoses, picnic coolers, and…
  • WW160: APPLE CIDER SANGRIA, NOW YOU SEE ME, and FRANCO BRAMBILLA

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    5 things I love this week……please enjoy!1.) Hey nerds…..you're gonna LOVE this…...Illustrator Franco Brambilla takes beautiful vintage postcards and adds his won brand of silly nerdi-ness to create these fantastic science fiction postcards:See more HERE…(Thanks Warren for this one!!!!)2.) This is interesting. You know, I like to think we live in a different time. The sad fact is….that people are still afraid of people who are different from themselves…….I dunno if you saw that VIRAL "First Kiss" video where a filmmaker set up two strangers to meet and suck each others faces…
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Falling Water

    Fred Hatt
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Still from “Awosting”, 2014, video by Mariko Endo and Fred Hatt There is a kind of holy awe in feeling dwarfed by nature, going where our habitual self-importance dissolves in the face of grandeur. We feel ourselves as mere specks in a vastness, and yet to know our minuteness is in itself a kind of expanded consciousness. In our limited everyday sense of ourselves we are great and important, but also limited and mortal. When we are even a little bit aware of the immensity of the universe, we know that we are nothing, but also that in some way we are that vastness, for it has manifested…
  • The Verb “To Draw”

    Fred Hatt
    15 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Sky God, 2010, by Fred Hatt (detail) Today, on Drawing Life’s fifth anniversary, I would like to invite you to an exhibition (details at the bottom of this post) and to ask the question, “Why is ‘drawing’ called that? Serrate, 2008, by Fred Hatt (detail) The word “draw” comes from Old English and Germanic terms describing various forms of pulling. Sometimes it’s draw, sometimes drag, draft, or the like. Neon Creature, 2008, bodypaint and photo by Fred Hatt (detail) (Note: The illustrations between paragraphs are details of my artworks that have appeared in the…
  • Creating a Masterpiece: Frank Moore

    Fred Hatt
    23 Feb 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Frank Moore, 2011 photo by Michael LaBash, cropped One of my mentors, the California-based writer and performance artist Frank Moore, died last October at the age of 67. Frank was born with cerebral palsy and was unable to walk or talk, but he was determined to break out of his own isolation. Once he had done that, he kept on going in that direction, which led him to create a kind of initiatory performance art aimed at dissolving the artificial barriers between people, and between individuals and their own creative power. (Frank tells his own story in the classic autobiography Art of a…
  • Élan Vital

    Fred Hatt
    26 Jan 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Windmill, 2013, by Fred Hatt I’ve named this collection of my recent figure drawing work “Élan Vital” after philosopher Henri Bergson‘s concept of a dynamic impulse manifesting in evolution and creativity. Resting Torque, 2013, by Fred Hatt Figure drawing is the ongoing practice or discipline through which I strive to perceive the world and my fellow beings not as objects, but as patterns of flowing energy. Science, philosophy, and contemplative intuition can lead one to understand the world in this way, but only an active practice can train the senses to experience…
  • A Show of Hands

    Fred Hatt
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Study of Hands, c. 1474, by Leonardo da Vinci You may hear it said that artists hate to draw hands, and I don’t think there is any part of the human body that is more challenging to draw well than the hands. Of course for that very reason artists who relish a challenge love to draw hands. In the drawing classes I supervise, I have often noted that beginning artists tend to draw hands (and feet) too small, while the most accomplished artists often draw hands disproportionately large. Hands are complicated structures capable of an incredible range of pose and expression. The fingers are…
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  • Cut paper books by Yusuke Oono

    ego
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It The Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono uses laser cutting books and plays with it with talent to create real sculptures. Very successful for these books containing 40 different layers to discover in the following thicknesses creations. Yusuke Oono: website Via: fubiz.net The post Cut paper books by Yusuke Oono appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Underworld: the intrepid cave photography of Robbie Shone

    ego
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Robbie Shone is a British adventure, cave and travel photographer based out of Austria. His adventures have led him to the remotest areas of China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, the Alps and Crete where he has photographed the deepest, largest, and longest cave systems ever discovered. These feats involve dangling on a thin rope 650 ft. (200m) above the floor in the world’s deepest natural shaft, exploring the far ends of a 117 mile long cave system, and spending nearly four days continuously underground on shoots. Robbie…
  • Bottom Feeders: ceramic objects encrusted with marine life by Mary O’Malley

    ego
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Ceramic artist Mary O’Malley creates sculptural porcelain teapots, cups, and vases adorned with barnacles, tentacles, and other living sea creatures (she refers to them as “porcelain crustaceans”). Many original works from this series titled ‘Bottom Feeders’ are available over on Etsy. Mary O’Malley: website / facebook Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Bottom Feeders: ceramic objects encrusted with marine life by Mary O’Malley appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • The Force By TOMAAS

    ego
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Photographer: TOMAAS www.tomaas.com Photographer Assistant: Chris Hayden Stylist: Carlton Jones http://carltonjonesnyc.com Stylist Assistant: Marcusl Braggs MUA: Sabrina Ziomi www.sabrinaziomi.com Hair: Niko Weddle www.nikoweddle.com Post Production: Elena Levenets & TOMAAS Model: Marta Krylova Visionary image-maker TOMAAS creates cinematic, surreal, yet realistic fashion and beauty imagery. His edgy signature style is vibrant, dramatic and subtle. TOMAAS’ work exemplifies a…
  • Surreal photos of a frozen Venice by Robert Jahns

    ego
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Art director Robert Jahns has retouched a series of surrealistic photos of Venice by gathering photos of Italy by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando with photos of frozen lakes in Russia by Daniel Kordan. Robert Jahns wanted to show how the Venice Canal would look like if it was frozen by the winter. Robert Jahns: website Via: fubiz.net The post Surreal photos of a frozen Venice by Robert Jahns appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
 
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    Empty Shop.org - Art. Regeneration. Collaboration

  • The Jazz Sessions

    Carlo
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    We are starting a monthly Jazz session this month with a view to establish regular gigs in Durham City. The Jazz Sessions will take place on the first Thursday of every month at Empty Shop HQ. The four sessions will feature a different, local jazz band organised in association with the Pink Lane Jazz Co-Op. […]
  • DIY Youth Co-Op Launches

    Carlo
    22 Jan 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Could you be part of Durham’s next generation of DIY creative? From Thursday 6th Feb we’re starting a new initiative to help young people put on their own events, performances and exhibitions. Suitable for anyone aged 14-19 the programme helps participants meet and work with musicians, film makers, artists, writers and more. The programme is […]
  • XMAS and NYE at Empty Shop… PARTYYYYY!

    Carlo
    6 Dec 2013 | 4:25 am
    December is a really busy month, we have loads going on so check out the calander for sure, but this post is about the parties we are throwing for Xmas and New Year’s Eve. The Empty Shop XMAS Party – Fri 13th Dec Friends old and new are invited for a good ol’ Empty Shop […]
  • Durham Book festival at Empty Shop HQ

    Carlo
    27 Sep 2013 | 5:32 am
    We’ve gone Cuckoo for Durham Book Festival The Book Festival is one of the highlights of the Durham’s cultural calendar and while we’ve hosted the odd event before we’re chuffed to link up on a more substantial basis this year. For two weekends in October New Writing North’s young writing collective Cuckoo Writers are taking […]
  • Hot Potato Records: Coming soon

    Carlo
    19 Aug 2013 | 3:10 pm
    For one day only we’re bringing the much-loved institution of the independent record shop back to Durham. This pop-up shop store will sell the very best cds, tapes and records by local bands / labels. This is an Empty Shop project for the The Durham Streets Summer Festival 2013 and will feature 12 hours of […]
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Win indie slacker comedy Frances Ha

    Flaneur
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The Flaneur reviewed Frances Ha at last year’s Edinburgh Film Festival where it premiered in the UK. We were charmed by the quirky comedy and now you can be too as we have two copies to give away. Out on DVD, you can have a chance of winning a copy by either: Following @FlaneurZine on […]
  • Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice at the @NationalGallery #Veronese

    Flaneur
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    ‘This is not painting, it is magic that casts a spell on people who see it,’ said Marco Boschini about Veronese in 1660.  Although that is patent nonsense (it clearly is painting, and as Harry Potter was told by Uncle Vernon, there’s no such thing as magic) Boschini’s praise shows that Veronese has not always […]
  • London premiere of Rodin by the Eifman ballet at the ENO

    Flaneur
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    To what extent does genius excuse behaviour?  This is the question posed by the life of sculptor Auguste Rodin and by the Eifman bio-ballet that is showing at the London Coliseum until 19th April. (Yes, it’s a short run, so if you’re keen you’d better get booking now.) Created in 2011 by renegade choreographer Boris […]
  • Free entry to new @FIAFormulaE electric racing test days

    Flaneur
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Donington Park circuit will host all five days of official testing for the new Formula E electric race series FIA Formula E electric race car © Formula E Holdings  The first season of the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric race series is coming closer, and though the series will take place in cities around […]
  • The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy at the Queen’s Gallery

    Flaneur
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    You’re probably getting used to hearing about the Georgians this year. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about it’s easy to explain. 2014 marks 300 years since the Hanoverians were brought over from Germany and handed the English throne. A big anniversary for lovers of Georgian style, so expect a lot more […]
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • LUXURY NETWORKING PARTY PARIS – APRIL 2014

    Endevia
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
    MEET-UP is a luxury networking party that is taking place in april 12, 2014. It will gather CEO, chairman, high purchasing power people and so much more. If you intent to build a strong and targetted network, this is definitely the place to go. . .Replo . .nge . MEET-UP LUXURY NETWORKING PARTY PARIS – [...]
  • RALPH LAUREN’S GIANT SOFT RICKY BAG

    Endevia
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    RALPH LAUREN’s giant “soft ricky bag” will be exhibited from march 31, 2014 to april 12, 2014 at Galeries Lafayette. It is 100 times bigger than the standard version and it needed 4 designers to work at the same time to finalize it. After Tokyo and New York, Paris is the new destination which will [...]
  • The Fringe by Gucci

    Endevia
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    GUCCI has rolled out a brand new bag called THE FRINGE. The so called spear head of the 2014 Spring and Summer Bamboo collection pleases fashion lovers through its flashy colors and its atypical shapes. . . . Sac Gucci 2014 Couverture . . Vidéo   GLOBAL LODGING FORUM 2014  - – - – - [...]
  • ENDEVIA LUXURY PARTY 2014

    Endevia
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:02 am
    ENDEVIA is organizing a luxury and chic party called “les causeries chics d’ENDEVIA” to allow her targetted audience to bond with each other.  Thus, it will trigger a network of opportunity for like-minded people. Our guests fall into several categories: Professionals (CSP+, leader), Press (journalists, blogger), Partners . . . ENDEVIA LUXURY PARTY 2014 DISCUSSION [...]
  • PARIS WEDDING SHOW FEBRUARY 2014

    Endevia
    30 Jan 2014 | 5:46 am
    MARIONS-NOUS and SALONDUMARIAGE.COM have joined forces to organize  a thrilling weeding show in paris. All the information about this particular event is located below. . .  . . . . . PARIS WEDDING SHOW FEBRUARY 2014 Venue: Paris Expo Portes de Versailles Address: 1 place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris Date: February 1 and 2, [...]
 
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    Eon Works - Art of Dawid Michalczyk

  • Concept gallery update

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:55 am
    For easier browsing I have split the concept gallery into the following sections: air and spacecraft, land vehicles, buildings, exteriors, interiors, robots, and weapons. Besides that, I've been busy doing concepts of buildings and spaceships, and have added five new concepts to the gallery: Recon vessel, Patrol vessel, Intel building, Apartment building, Military HQ. Concepts like that are great fun to make and I plan on using them in one of my future sci-fi images, but I still need to make more buildings. I try to keep the geometry of each building relatively simple, so once I put them all…
  • Buildings 140218

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:18 am
    These concept buildings are part of my new project to create enough buildings for a scene that will show part of a future city. I want them to look like they could be built today or in the near future. I plan to have a good mix of skyscrapers and lower buildings of various type. I like solid looking buildings like those in this concept. The building on the left could be a government agency building and the other one a research institution.
  • Blue evening

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    This is my first space landscape created using the Blender & GIMP combo. Overall all went well. The only thing that bothered me a bit was that in Blender (v2.69) I was unable to adjust the amount of horizon and zenith colors visible in the image in relation to each other. There is either no way to adjust this or I couldn't find where to do it. I have fixed the colors in GIMP, but things like that should be doable in Blender. Rendering time at 5760 x 3240 on a dual core 3GHz Intel E6850 CPU, 4min 3 seconds. As for GIMP, I'm impressed how much faster it got. In the past, my main objection…
  • Corridor segment 131209

    22 Jan 2014 | 5:06 am
    This Sci-Fi corridor segment shows tanks of fluorescent fuel located at the back of a spaceship. This concept ends my recent series of interior designs as I now plan on doing a few exteriors. Another news is that I now use Linux on my graphic workstation. A few weeks ago I started thinking about buying a new workstation, mainly to speed up my 3D rendering, as the one I have now is well over 5 years old. I have a dual core 3GHz Intel E6850 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and nvidia GeForce 9600 GT gfx card with 512MB RAM. While doing research about which CPU and gfx card to get I came across information that…
  • Corridor wall segment 131202

    6 Dec 2013 | 5:28 am
    I plan on making this corridor wall segment part of my future whole corridor design, but I first have to create the opposite wall, a ceiling, and a floor. I already have some ideas about the other wall and the ceiling but the floor is still in the works. It's great fun to make concepts of interior sci-fi designs like these and I already look forward to make the other parts of the corridor. Another news is that I'm about to set up a small rendering farm using my computers at home. I calculated that my rendering time will be reduced by 60-80% by using the two other computers I have.
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    I 365 Art

  • Day #298 Strawberry Cake Illustration

    ducky75
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Due to being a little busy, I haven’t been able to update for the past couple of days. But here I am again with more art! I also added a new hubpages how to yesterday as well. If you’re in to drawing tutorials you might find my hubs quite useful. : ) Don’t forget that you can also find an extensive list of hubpages and squidoo tutorials over at the resources page here on I 365 Art. : ) I don’t know what it is but i’ve constantly been in the mood to draw and post clip art of different cakes to the blog lately. I still have about 10 more that I have in mind that I…
  • Day #297 Fish Clip Art and How to Draw

    ducky75
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Today’s picture can be categorized as either food or animal (hehe, I know it’s a little weird that I primarily draw food on my blog, but it’s kind of my specialty!) But yeah, I will draw other things once I get through food, I especially need to get started on my Easter season stuff. Now the reason why my title says clip art and how to draw is because 1.) I have posted a new clip art for instant download at the bottom of this post and 2.) I am currently working on a how to draw tutorial over at hubpages. I will most likely have that finished and posted by later today. I am…
  • Day #296 Coffee Mug Clip Art

    ducky75
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    So I have been getting back in to the swing of posting how to draw articles on hubpages again. I’m really happy that I posted my latest tutorial for the first time in at least a year. So along with my many other projects I do on the side, I am including hubpage tutorials back on that roster! About the clip art, I will be adding a new set of clip art over on my etsy shop very soon. It takes a lot to put them together. Fun, but sort of time consuming. ^^; So on to today’s post. The coffee cup is somewhat simple I admit, but I do like how it turned out in the end. I always seem to go…
  • Day #295 Berry Cheese Cake Illustration

    ducky75
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Today’s post features a single piece from my Desserts Set which can be purchased on Etsy. I guess it is somewhat fitting that today’s posted image would be a cake, as it’s my birthday! I have nothing better to do than to post on my blog I guess xD. This was actually one of the first clipart illustrations I have ever made and it is also still one of my favorites of the bunch. I used a different technique from the other clipart sets i’ve made when coloring this drawing. So anyway, I guess i’m going to leave it at that and go find something to do for my birthday.
  • Day #294 Bread Loaf Clipart

    ducky75
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    After a long break of not adding anything in my Etsy shop, I have decided that I will start adding sets again for instant download. The reason I took a hiatus from it as because I was busy with life and commissions as always. I also want to mention that included with each digital download here, I will also include a link to the full sets for each image as well. So above is a drawing of a loaf of bread that I created several months back as part of a bread clipart set. I am actually quite pleased with how this turned out. : ) You may now purchase this individually at the link below. Also, I am…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • Stephen Porter to play late works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy at the House of the Redeemer in Manhattan, Thursday May 1, at 7.30 pm—a presentation of New York Arts

    The Editor
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I am extremely proud to present, as our single concert of this season, a piano recital by Stephen Porter, a musician of supreme intelligence, sensitivity, and learning. His pianism is equally developed on the fortepiano as on the modern piano, and we are fortunate that his curious ear for historical instruments has drawn him to the unique qualities of the House of the Redeemer’s Grotrian-Steinweg grand in the intimate acoustics of its... 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 84: Time yaps at the heels of comedy. Tragedy marches inexorably on.

    The Editor
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Time yaps at the heels of comedy. Tragedy marches inexorably on. In comedy the present turns immediately to the past, this is why the pace must be fast. Private Lives tries to talk about serious things rapidly. It does not stop and consider. The past is a repetition of the future, not the other way around. This is why the characters circle endlessly. You might call it the rhythm of life, or in a darker comedy, the dance of death. There is plenty... 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 Smashing Private Lives at Shakespeare and Company

    Michael Miller
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    After my all-too-common last minute arrival, I had no opportunity to read Tony Simotes' wise note in the program until the intermission. When I did, I struck a chord with thoughts that had been coming to me about Noël Coward since feeling his very large presence in Sir Donald and Marc Sinden's wonderful series of documentaries about the theaters of London's West End: his plays, as ephemeral as they claim to be, keep coming back, and have turned... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review

    The Editor
    5 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review! Help us pay our writers, present our events, and bring you the best writing on the arts we can create. The post Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review appeared first on The Berkshire Review for the Arts. 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 83: Christmas over the Mountain

    Keith Kibler
    7 Jan 2014 | 11:07 am
    Kevin McGuire's Scrooge in Capital Repertory Theatre's production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" had more than a touch of Falstaff in it. His villainy was vivacious, startlingly so—almost playful. Its benefits became clear late in the show when his transformation seemed inevitable. Always energetic, Mr. McGuire roamed the stage and let us know on several occasions that he was an actor, his story larger than life. I found... 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

  • Woody Allen’s Bullets over Broadway

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Once upon a time Broadway theater-goers' mantra was "bring on the girls," and shows were mostly opulent costumes, engaging settings and pure, unadulterated fun. Ever since Oklahoma, ostensibly the first big hit with a thought-provoking book and integrated musical numbers, writers and directors have searched, sometimes in vain, for ways to  raise the stakes and engage audiences minds as well as their hearts.
  • I Profeti della Quinta sing Italian Secular Music and Jewish Liturgical Music by Salamone Rossi

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Salamone Rossi (prob. 1570 - prob. 1630) was one of several court musicians who enjoyed the patronage of Vincenzo Gonzaga (1562 - 1612), Duke of Mantua from 1587 to 1612. If Rossi and his gifted colleagues, like Wert, Baccusi, Gastoldi, Pallavicino, Striggio, Marenzio, have received their due among scholars, they are less familiar to concert audiences, even the enthusiasts who follow early music.
  • Stephen Porter to play late works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy at the House of the Redeemer in Manhattan, Thursday May 1, at 7.30 pm—a presentation of New York Arts

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    We are extremely proud to present, as our single concert of this season, a piano recital by Stephen Porter, a musician of supreme intelligence, sensitivity, and learning. His pianism is equally developed on the fortepiano as on the modern fortepiano, and we are fortunate that his curious ear for historical instruments has drawn him to the unique qualities of the House of the Redeemer's Grotrian-Steinweg grand in the intimate acoustics of its Library.
  • Super-Starchitect Jefe Anglesdottir talks to Michael Miller about his Ring for Tasmania!

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Let me say first of all, as editor and publisher of New York Arts, how fortunate I consider myself that I was able to spend a few minutes chatting with Jefe Anglesdottir, the renowned Danish architect, familiar to anyone who has so much as glanced through Metropolis or The New York Times's T Magazine for his malls, museum car parks, and the cutting-edge houses of worship he has designed for what he calls "oddball sects," for example the Positivist Temple in Częstochowa and the South Beach Rosicrucian Center. In recent years his restless creativity has led him into other art forms, most…
  • He got rhythm: Gustavo Dudamel’s Boston visit…and Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic young (he turned 33 at the end of January) music director of the LA Philharmonic returned to Boston for the first time since he and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela lit a fire under the audience at Symphony Hall in November of 2007. He was here in two capacities: conducting the LA Phil at Symphony Hall on the last stop of its seven-city North American tour (nine concerts in the US and Canada in 13 days), and leading an hour-long open rehearsal at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium with players eight to 15 years old and graduate students—about 114 of…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Exhibition: Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

    Karin Maraney
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We’re well into the swing of spring and the world has changed so much in the last couple of months as to be almost unrecognizable (remember the polar vortex, anyone?). If you’re hoping to develop a new perspective on life yourself, then Agora Gallery has the exhibition for you – thought-provoking and appealing fine art photography in Illumination. The show opens on April 22 and runs until May 13, with an opening reception on ‘May Day’ – May 1. See you there! Shokoufeh Malekkiani, The Soul of War 4 These fine art photographers are all dedicated to making the…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Art news from around the world: Egypt’s museums hope tourists will help them make up funding shortfalls – otherwise projects in progress may never open. In Britain, using street art to remind people of the birds that are disappearing… In low income areas, arts education is often considered non-essential – and it’s often non-existent.  If you wondered how more than a thousand works of art ended up in that Munich apartment – here’s the answer. Interesting experience – the writers who were given the chance to live ‘inside’ a painting…
  • What Makes Your Art Special?

    Karin Maraney
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Can you describe your art in a sentence or two?At Agora Gallery, we’re proud to represent artists from all over the world whose talent allows them to create memorable, beautiful and thought-provoking creations. It’s our privilege and our pleasure to help these artists to promote themselves and their work. However, not every artist has people to help them with marketing, and even those who do know that their helpers can’t be there all the time. It’s important for an artist to be able to engage in the promotion of their own work. Crucial to this is the ability to…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Art news from around the world: Artists attempt to combat Russian propaganda campaign online, in support of Ukraine. 5 famous art museums around the country are uniting for an Art Everywhere campaign – and it’s interactive. Sometimes cheap and fake can be fun – but not so much for the artists who labor producing them. Artists in Saudi Arabia work to push the boundaries of what can be discussed – and what’s accepted. Performance art returns to MOCA – and it sounds like the start of a new enthusiasm for the genre. So you want to bring your art to Brazil? You…
  • Happy Studio Sunday! from Pato García

    Karin Maraney
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Happy Studio Sunday! Pato García shares happiness and love for life through her work. Whatever you aim to communicate with your art, we hope you achieve it today. You can see more of Pato’s work on her ARTmine page. The post Happy Studio Sunday! from Pato García appeared first on Agora Art Gallery Blog.
 
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    MDE Art Blog

  • Drawing of a Lion

    MDE Art Blog
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This is a drawing of a lion. The artwork was created with pens, markers and a white gel pen. The lion was initially sketched with a thin black pen and transparent grey markers. The grey markers were used for subtle shading and blocking in darker colored areas. Yellow, red and orange markers were then used to fill in highlights, midtones and shadows with color. A white gel pen was then used to add highlights and create wisps of lion hair. The lion’s longing gaze upwards highlights the gentle side of the common cultural depiction of lions as being strong, yet gentle, “kings of the…
  • Abstract Portrait Drawing of a Child

    MDE Art Blog
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    This is an abstract portrait drawing of a child. The artwork was drawn with a combination of markers, pen and white gel pen. A thin black pen was used to sketch the face of the child, followed by grey transparent markers for subtle shading. The initial drawing is heavily covered by subsequent layers of colored markers and white gel pen for highlights. A grey marker was then used for shading parts of the highlights in order to add more depth and soften edges. Abstract Portrait Drawing of a Child Related posts: Heterochromia – Colorful Abstract Portrait of a Man Drawing of a Gypsy Child…
  • Drawing of a Robin

    MDE Art Blog
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    This is a drawing of a Robin (thrush family). The artwork was drawn with pen, markers, and white paint pen. A thin-line pen sketch was followed by blocks of color with markers. Transparent grey markers were used for shading. Then a gel pen and white paint markers were used for white areas and highlights. Robins are commonly identified by their reddish-orange breast. Drawing of a Robin Related posts: Heterochromia – Colorful Abstract Portrait of a Man Abstract Drawings of Women’s Faces Drawings of Babies
  • Drawing of a Gypsy Child

    MDE Art Blog
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    This is a drawing of a Gypsy Child expressing difficult emotions. The artwork was drawn with markers and pens on colored paper. The eyes were drawn with more detail than the rest of the portrait, which help to draw attention to the emotion expressed in them. Subtle curls in the lips, eyebrows, nose and cheeks express the complexity of the emotion. White highlights help lead the viewer’s eye through the drawing, and indicate glistening tears falling from the child’s eyes. Drawing of a Gypsy Child Related posts: Abstract Portrait Drawing of a Child Drawings of Babies Starvation |…
  • Heterochromia – Colorful Abstract Portrait of a Man

    MDE Art Blog
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The following colorful abstract portrait of a man is entitled “Heterochromia”. The drawing was created with markers, black pen and white gel pen. An initial sketch was followed by segmented layers of colorful markers and white highlights. Grey transparent markers were used for subtle shading. The style shifts from relatively loose to tight energetic lines in order to help roll attention around the artwork. The man’s eyes cautiously invite the viewer in to explore the vibrantly colorful atmosphere of the abstract portrait. Heterochromia – Colorful Abstract Portrait of a…
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    Blanton Blog

  • Sebastian Smee on Artist Friendships

    Blanton Museum
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    It is rare when a speaker absolutely grabs you the moment he or she opens their mouth, but Sebastian Smee did exactly that.  As an expert storyteller, and a smart and lyrical writer, the audience was smitten.  This past Saturday … Continue reading →
  • Art City Austin 2014

    Blanton Museum
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    At the Blanton, we like art and we like parties, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Art Alliance Austin for this year’s Art City Austin Festival, April 12-13. Part art festival, part block party, this iconic local event transforms … Continue reading →
  • Water, Wealth and Weather in Between Mountains and Sea

    Blanton Museum
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The desert coast of Peru is a land of topographical extremes. Cradled between the monumental Andes and the mighty Pacific, this area contends with taxing weather patterns of local and global implications. A colder-than-usual ocean blocks cloud formation and precipitation … Continue reading →
  • Reflecting on Perception Unfolds

    Blanton Museum
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:29 am
    We’re always eager to know what our visitors think about their experiences at the Blanton, of course, but never more so than with the current experimental project, Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance. Designed to engage viewers in really … Continue reading →
  • Lucy Lippard at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    It’s shaping up to be a busy week at the Blanton! On Thursday, March 20, Scholar Kirsten Swenson will give a Perspectives Talk at 12:30, and on Saturday, March 22 noted art critic Lucy Lippard will speak at 1pm in … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • An experiment in radical book marketing — 10 slots available, guaranteed results

    Derek Murphy
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    For the past year I’ve been experimenting with book cover design and design-based marketing, and have seen some big results with my own projects and those of my clients. I’ve been networking much more and am an active member of numerous author communities. I’ve also been attending a lot of meetups and conferences. This week Jim Kukral (of Author Marketing Club) invited me to speak about book cover design at an event he’s organizing in Cleveland this September, to share some of the results and the things I’ve learned about book cover design and selling books (the relationship between…
  • A sample contract agreement between an author and a book cover designer

    Derek Murphy
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    I’m not a fan of contracts (or anything binding, or closing doors, or other A-personality stuff). I avoid extra, non-essential work if I can help it. And since I know I will always over deliver, contracts seem like overkill to me. But of course some clients will want them, and there’s no reason not to use one if either party requests it. So here’s a sample template you can use or alter for your needs, it’s something I’ve used in the past. Just fill in the names and details. You may need to change the terms of payment. Click here to download the Word file (.docx) I’m also going to…
  • Does content matter anymore? Reflections on art and competition

    Derek Murphy
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    When I was younger and doing gallery exhibitions, I never wanted to explain my art. I don’t want to sully the viewer experience by telling them what it meant to me. “What does it mean to you?” I asked. The problem with that is, viewers don’t know whether or not something is important unless you tell them what it means. Beauty is ubiquitous and cheap: anybody can print out or just replicate a jaw-dropping piece of art by copying the great masters. But unless it is original (even if it is exactly the same) it has very little value. On the other side of things, something can be…
  • To Audiobook or Not to Audiobook? Let the numbers decide.

    Derek Murphy
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    I’ve been semi-curious about audiobooks for some time. Do people really listen to them? Will they help your print and ebook sales? Will you make any extra money? But I’ve been too busy to give them much attention. Recently however, Matt Stone (of archangel ink) offered to help me out and make one for Book Marketing is Dead. It took about a week, and now it’s live on multiple sites. Over the next month or two I’ll see how things go and report back with sales figures. In the meantime, here are some thoughts on audiobooks from Matt, who has a lot of experience in this area. Something on…
  • Smart drugs and Creativity (the Missing Link in Human Genius)

    Derek Murphy
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    I’m writing a book about creativity and drugs. It isn’t finished, but given a popular and title-loaded article I’ve seen circulating this week (“Will smart drugs really make us smarter, or just ruin lives”) I thought I’d share my basic introduction to the topic. My book is called “The Creative Brain on Drugs: Smart pills, nootropics and other mental stimulants in art, history and your life”. The foundations of this book are two-fold The first is that the past 5 years have seen a flurry of publications on creativity and productivity – due to the outsourcing of blue collar…
 
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    The Art of Autism

  • The Art of Believing: Self-Advocates need to Believe in Themselves

    Debbie
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Making Big and Little Goals Come True – Part 1 By Keri Bowers Today I met with a group of adult self-advocates to share The Art of Setting and Achieving Goals. I talked with them and answered questions for nearly two hours – all-too short a time – this subject could be explored all day! Because most of them had one-to-one staff, I addressed all of my ideas to the group as a whole, sharing the importance of creating doable process steps to creating and following through on goals. We talked about big goals and little goals, and how our successes in achieving our goals makes us feel.
  • Autism Acceptance Month and The Golden Rule of Autism

    Debbie
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    by Debra Hosseini April has been designated as the month to contemplate autism. There is a growing movement among people who are knowledgeable about autism who wants to see the word awareness change to acceptance. in 2011, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) proposed we change the designation from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month. The Art of Autism would love to see April designated officially as Autism Acceptance Month. Acceptance requires heart-felt action. Awareness is passive and can even be harmful. Especially if the messages are negative as we’ve observed in…
  • Spirit, Interdependence, and Connections at the Fred Conference

    Debbie
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:17 pm
    by Debra Hosseini Yesterday and today I had the honor of attending the FRED Conference which focuses on homes and jobs for special needs adults. What I loved about this conference was the organizers blended the panel discussions with parents, self-advocates, and people who have founded companies and housing projects that are making real differences in people’s lives. One of the highlights of the conference was the participation of one of my spiritual heroines Marianne Williamson, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 33rd District. Elaine Hall,…
  • On the Spectrum Bill Wong: An Occupational Therapist with a Heart

    Debbie
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:39 pm
    By Debra Hosseini Bill Wong, raised in Hong Kong, didn’t speak until he was almost three. He had restricted and repetitive behavior. His pediatrician refused to diagnosed him with autism because of his high IQ. Bill with his first O.T. mentor Terry Olivas-De La O and her daughter Infinie Nicole. Terry passed in January. Bill was an introverted child who attended an all-boys’ elementary school. He had no friends and never played with the other students. He was teased by his classmates because he had no talent for arts and crafts. This made him shut down and withdraw more into…
  • The Gifts of the Children: From Co-Creating Your Future… In a New Renaissance

    Debbie
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:37 pm
    By Debra Hosseini, published in The Sacred Shift, Co-Creating Your Future…in a New Renaissance, Hunt Henion, with Barbara Marx Hubbard, 2012 On a planet called Earth in the twenty-five years before 2012, a new breed of humans started to arrive. This was a time when humans were overpopulating the planet and many other species had become extinct. The lungs of Earth, the rainforests, were being cut down at an alarming rate. The ice in the cold waters of the North was melting. Weather conditions were harsh in many areas of the planet – floods, hurricanes and earthquakes disrupted many on…
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    Feather Of Me | Feather Of Me

  • Lou Ros – Unfinished Stories and Enigmatic Expressions

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Lou Ros is a self-taught artist from Paris. He is more interested in unfinished paintings than the perfection of a well-finished canvas, which only shows technical powers. Some people may think he just gives up when things get complicated, but I think that he allows us to be part of Read More
  • RillRill Jewelry – SS14 Collection

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    RillRill is a jewelry line by Portland-based jewelry designer and artist Katie Freedle. Recently, she has launched her new SS14 collection, incorporating a material less commonly used in jewelry making. She used marble to create these stunning necklaces. The designs symbolize the striking contrast between negative and positive, industrial and natural. Read More
  • Leta Sobierajski – Quirky and Playful Compositions

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Leta Sobierajski is a multidisciplinary designer and art director living and working in New York. Using multiple mediums and playful compositions, her stunning works reflect the unusual shapes and distinct 80s style defined by that period. Leta’s photographic still life compositions feature a peculiar collection of fruit, tape, cheese, balloons, Read More
  • Silvia Grav – Ethereal Black and White Photo Manipulations

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Silvia Grav is a young photographer from Pais Vasco, Spain. We have seen photographers using the techniques of multiple exposures many times before, however, Silvia takes conceptual photography to new heights. She has developed her own distinctive style. Her work can be dreamy and sometimes terrifying, as luminous layers of Read More
  • Christa van der Meer – Iminjunju

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Christa van der Meer is a Dutch fashion designer with great ideas and distinctive style. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Later she did an internship at Henrik Vibskov in Copenhagen and studied at the Swedish School of Textiles. Since then she has been working Read More
 
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    Found Curiosities: Art & Ephemera Journal

  • Sketchbook Skool: Great Art Journaling Course for Every Artist

    Toni Antonetti
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Sketchbook Skool, the brainchild of LA/NY artist Danny Gregory and Amsterdam-based artist Koosje Koene,  opened last Friday, and it's a free-spirited approach to art journaling that is guaranteed to allay art anxiety in even the most timid beginner. The six-week online course will also feature a weekly lesson from veteran sketchbookers Roz Stendahl, Jane LaFazio, Prashant Miranda and Tommy Kane. Hundreds (or even thousands!) of artists have signed up for the $99 course, and week one posts were filled with some heartfelt confessions -- many of the students were disuaded from a career…
  • Collecting in France: A Primer from Tongue in Cheek

    Toni Antonetti
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:43 pm
    Somehow junk looks cooler in France. At the vides greniers (boot or garage sales) you'll find old postcards, linens, dishes, and if you're in a little, not-so-chic town, you can pay just a Euro or two.  My friend Sue and I braved the roundabouts in the south of France just outside of Marseille to find a treasure trove of small stuff.                     Some of our south of France vide grenier finds But first, we had been treated to a primer in collecting from Corey Amaro, antique picker and blogger extraordinaire. Her…
  • Sketch Artist: Sweet Job

    Toni Antonetti
    4 Apr 2013 | 3:09 pm
    Used to be that the term "sketch artist" referred to police station artists who tried to capture a fugitive's image based on a witness's vague description. These days, though, sketch artist might refer to what Trey Bryan does: he's the official sketch artist at the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City.  We had a meeting for our PRConsultants Group there in January, and Trey illustrated our cocktail party. Although photos are nice, there's something about a sketch (from a talented artist) that really captures the time and place.  One of our members, Tony…
  • Walmart art: Warhol is back, but with heart

    Toni Antonetti
    19 Feb 2013 | 2:43 pm
    "Walart," a recent article in The New Yorker about artist Brendan O'Connell, made me think about the beauty of the everyday object. And we're not talking about flowers or fruit. We're talking about the unhealthy staples found in Walmart -- jars of mayo, squishy white bread and bags of potato chips. O'Connell had his Walmart epiphany while working there, and years later started taking photos (and getting unceremoniously ejected from) the aisles of Walmart stores up and down the East Coast. But what he captured in the resulting paintings, surprisingly, wasn't…
  • Ephemera Swap 2013

    Toni Antonetti
    9 Jan 2013 | 2:35 pm
    Last year, some art friends and I tried an ephemera swap, with great results. We picked out ephemera from our stashes, which might include old postcards, papers, tickets, embellishments, old newspaper ads, ribbon, vintage wallpaper and buttons. We threw the assorted items in a box and mailed it to the assigned person on the swap list. The treasure trove I received  (thanks, Barbara!) included some very cool printed tissue paper that I put on a plain box that I painted and edged with gold; a household accounts ledger that I covered over with paper to create a journal, and some old forms…
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    ArtProMotivate

  • Jasmine Hambling Artist - You were once Wild Here – Don’t Let them Tame You

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

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

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Author: Sandy Waters Who would of thought a 13 year old little girl from Park Ridge, IL. who is non-verbal could inspire the WORLD!!  But She Has!!     Our beautiful redheaded daughter Candace aka Candy is 13 years old and has severe autism.  Candy is non-verbal but she is a amazing painter!!  Even though Candy is non-verbal and unable to communicate through words she is able to express herself through her art and be heard around the Globe!!  We have been flooded with inquiries on Facebook about how to purchase Candy's paintings from around  the…
  • Artist Robbi Firestone and the Power of Saying Yes

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Portrait artist Robbi Firestone recently sat down with Law of Attraction Life Coach and Parenting Coach Sharon Ballantine for a TV interview about what inspires her and her creative process. During the conversation, Firestone revealed how learning to say “yes” became a profoundly positive mantra, one that opens her heart, and releases creative energies. This was true both in her studio and in her life as a whole.       It’s a simple concept, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to apply when times are tough. However, reading these 10 ways Firestone says yes will remind and…
  • Natalie Norrell - Healing and Art

    17 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Natalie Norrell Montana, USA Mediums: oil, watercolor, pastel and occasionally charcoal Style: Impressionistic realism Favorite Quote: “A woman who owns horses goes where she wants” ~ Lakota Sioux saying Favorite Books: I am a voracious reader – I always have a least one and usually more on my night stand. Currently I am reading “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton, “Treasure Hunt” by John Lescroart and “In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness” by Peter Levine. Favorite Movies: Firefly/Serenity, Star Trek (all of them!), Secretariat, Pow Wow…
 
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  • ARTWORK AT SILVER LINING GALLERY

    Laura Miller
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    HEALING MEADOW, 24X36, Acrylic on Canvas, look for the 3 ladybugs!I am pleased to announce that you can see a few pieces of my artwork at the Silver Lining Gallery. This gallery has the work of over 200 local artists and is located in the quaint historic river town of Waterville, Ohio.  I thank the owners Sherri Seiler and Lisa Exners for carrying my work.  They are two retired school principals that decided to follow their heart and open a gallery.  I love that!You can read their full story here.  Follow them on Facebook and explore the gallery website.Gallery…
  • IPHONE MACRO LENS FLOWER PHOTOS

    Laura Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    I recently purchased a couple of macro lenses for my iPhone so that I could get "up close" detailed photos.  These lenses are easy to carry around so I have them with me all the time...I'm always on a photo adventure! One is a magnetic lens and the other is on a rubber band.   I am always amazed at the technology available to us nowadays.  You don't always need a big fancy camera to take some great photos for framing, projects, inspiration and the web. The photo above is of a bouquet of flowers I bought at the market.  I then used my macro lens to get the images below.Same…
  • ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: DETROIT ART THERAPY, BRIDGET RILEY HOSPITAL MURAL & SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS

    Laura Miller
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S "ART FOR YOUR HEALTH" HEADLINES...Art-wiseBridget Riley Hospital MuralTherapeutic Art in "Finding Our Voices" exhibitOTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY:INSPIRATION BOARD: AUTUMN SUNFLOWERSARTS & HEALING NETWORK ARTIST"HEALING MEADOW" ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING
  • POCKET SIZED ART JOURNALS

    Laura Miller
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    These little art journals started out as a plain memo pad but add a little gesso, a lot of color, some doodling and you have a pocket sized art journal!I plan on keeping one with me for the times a have just a few minutes to work.I'm thinking one will be for practicing my lettering using one journal prompt on a page.  I have a "list of journal prompt lists" here.OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY:7 MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR ART JOURNALINGGLUTEN FREE HEART SHAPED PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKEHAND CARVED STAMPS
  • BOHO FABRIC JEWELRY

    Laura Miller
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    I'm finding ways to use up my stash of fabric with these boho inspired bracelets and necklaces.  The great thing about this jewelry is that they don't use findings or any other supplies other than fabric and beads.  How simple is that?!?!?!I prefer wearing just a bracelet and earrings (keeping it simple)...but these necklaces are finding a way into my heart.The denim colored bracelet and necklace are perfect to wear with jeans (denim of course)...easy and relaxed style.OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY:LACE GRAFFITI BANGLE BRACELETSARTS & HEALING NETWORK ARTISTPAINTED SPECKLED ROCK EGGS
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Intriguing Illustrations of Jun Cen

    Fred McCoy
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Charming illustrations are a valuable asset for both commercial and recreational viewing. They can turn a completely dull advertisement for a lawn mower into a nostalgic reminder of Good Ol’ American values where dad mowed the lawn while mom baked a less-than-memorable apple pie. Perhaps she’d even set it out on the window sill where a cat/dog/child might comically knock it over in an attempt to steal it. Good thing mom is prepared with a second pie stowed away in the oven. See what happened there? A simple illustration can trigger a vivid response within your imagination.
  • The Ultimate Marketing Guide for Artists: Part 1

    Zola Paulse
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Creative Fluff has put together a step by step marketing guide for aspiring and talented artists. We’ve gathered all the best practices of everything from how to properly contact a website you wish to promote your work all the way to generating buzz across social media. There are always new opportunities for artists to present themselves being created everyday within the digital landscape. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one, handy reference guide to learn it all? Artists – why do you hate me so? I get so many useless emails asking me to, ‘check out this’ or, ‘please write…
  • The Rustic Photographs of Pictorialist Cally Whitham

    Fred McCoy
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Every point in space tells a story and it’s the photographer’s objective to capture these moments in time. It is through the lens that the ordinary has the power to become the extraordinary, but only if the camera is in the hands of an artist. Pictorialist Cally Whitham, possesses an unnatural talent for casting what we might consider as the mundane, in a romantic light. Car lots are are transformed for heaps of parts into a most inviting, colourful, and metallic landscape. Her work takes what is and shows you what it could, and even should be. What may have been a blight on the…
  • The Super Nice Artwork of Teagan White

    Zola Paulse
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    “Her artwork is nice.” said Fred. “Yes, yes it is nice.” I replied. My high school English teachers gave us all lectures on never using the word ‘nice’. It was kind of a deal when I was a kid. “Why use nice when there are so many other words you could use?” they would say emphatically, marching up and down the narrow strip in front of our classes. BULLSHIT, CAPTAIN EDUCATION. SOMETIMES THINGS ARE JUST REALLY NICE. Teagan White is a Minnesota-based freelancer who specialises in just the nicest designs and illustrations you ever did see. She grew up in Chicago before moving to…
  • Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation” Directed by Kyle Thrash

    Fred McCoy
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Music videos aim to marry the visual with the auditory in a way that best expresses the personality of both song and composer. It’s a tricky business and the majority of these undertakings usually resort to tried and tired tropes. Rap video? Get some girls shaking their butts, maybe some spinning rims if we’re feeling classy. Indie rock song? Someone smash light-bulbs on the ground and then cut to a macro shot with a slow-motion filter. It’s not that ropes are inherently bad, it’s how we communicate a vast amount of ideas in a short amount of time – for example a…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Palestinian Idol

    Inaya Hodeib
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Inaya Hodeib talks to Palestinian artist, curator, and critic Khaled Hourani about his first-ever retrospective at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts
  • Negotiating Cultural Territories

    Mohamed Belmaaza
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    A review of Mizrahi music in Israel and its current role in the struggle for the recognition and legitimacy of Arabo-Jewish heritage and identity therein
  • In Search of Lost Time

    James Mayer
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Ara Güler's photographs of Anatolia not only challenge distinctions between photojournalism and art, but also notions of Turkish history and identity
  • Rebel Rebel

    Joobin Bekhrad
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    Moroccan-German artist Tasnim Baghdadi on the celebration of her identity, influences, roots, spirituality, style, and 'inbetweenness'
  • Violet Alley

    Joobin Bekhrad
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    'Yet, for all my melancholy sentiments, this rather uncharacteristic backstreet holds a bittersweet beauty I can’t quite fathom ...'
 
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    Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition

  • Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1

    Chris Hilbig
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   My Thoughts on Windows 8.1! When Microsoft first released Windows 8, my reaction was more of a, “meh!” I’m a Mac guy, but I was perfectly copacetic using Windows 7 under Parallels. Windows 7 does everything that I could ask for. Plus it’s pretty stable. It really only serves two purposes: One, to run programs that doesn’t […] The post Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition.
  • Links of Interest (The eBook Edition) — April 6, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Hey gang! Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest! I dubbed this “The eBook Edition”.    A Few Comments First Thankfully, it doesn’t matter if I ever post anything again on this site. The stats seem to fluctuate in a pattern now. I guess that’s a good thing. Anywho, this month I’ve been bogged down […] The post Links of Interest (The eBook Edition) — April 6, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition.
  • The State of the Website — Feb 7, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    6 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome to this year’s State of the Website. For those of you who haven’t read the previous State of the Website from last year, this is my review of ChrisHilbig.com and its performance. Honestly, I do this more for myself than for the entertainment of my readership. You may like it or think this is a […] The post The State of the Website — Feb 7, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition.
  • Inkscape Experiments: Scale with Create Tiled Clones Window

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jan 2014 | 10:30 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This is the second in a series of articles covering Inkscape’s Create Tiled Clones window. It’s a mighty window with a ton of options built into it. Last time, we learned how to step and repeat objects with the Shift tab. We also briefly covered what clones are in Inkscape. Today we’ll focus on the Scale […] The post Inkscape Experiments: Scale with Create Tiled Clones Window appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition.
  • Merry Christmas From ChrisHilbig.com!

    Chris Hilbig
    24 Dec 2013 | 5:52 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: I want to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brings you everything you want this year. Just don’t get caught.   Related articles Treats for Santa Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas! Santa Claus is blogging to all his Merry-Christmas fans Merry Christmas to you all Merry Christmas From Iggy Pop […] The post Merry Christmas From ChrisHilbig.com! appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com - BETA edition.
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    I am Troythulu

  • I’m repurposing this blog…

    Troy Loy
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    English: This is a pertinent image of Dawkins and memes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When I launched this blog from a former private testing platform to its current purpose as a publically accessible website, I had planned it with little foresight, as merely an extension of my main blog, intending it at start for very much of the same general subject matter. That was not to be. In fact, the general format and topic matter of this site has de facto become something other than I’d thought at first, as it accumulated poetry, quotes and memes and other posts using my fractals, the occasional…
  • Starlight Ghosts

    Troy Loy
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    In coldest dark there shines afar, These ghosts of long dead distant stars, Having lived their time in years, In terms of billions, it appears, Mighty suns as we can see, Now all gone, light travels free, Our minds attempt to grasp these truths, Mere monkey brains, our race’s youth, Not human spectres, something real, Wraiths whose shine perhaps revealed, Worlds with life, perhaps with minds, So very different from our kind, How many more of these there are, These ghosts of long dead, distant stars. Related articles I Can’t Get This Out of My Head – Ghosts Wrapped In White:…
  • Maturity

    Troy Loy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Filed under: Fractals Tagged: Eleanor Roosevelt, quoation, Quote, quotes
  • How do we know what is true?

    Troy Loy
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Originally posted on Open Parachute: The British Humanist Association has produced 4 animated videos explaining humanist ideas. They are all narrated by Stephen Fry Here is one that particularly appealed to me - “How do we know what is true?. See: That’s Humanism: Four animated videos about Humanism narrated by Stephen Fry Similar articles View originalFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Quote

    Troy Loy
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Science Tagged: Fractal, Image, Meme, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Quotation, Quote
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    Artsnapper

  • WHY Is Art So Expensive???

    Caroline Absher
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Why is art so expensive? You may not be super interested in art, but one day you find yourself wandering a gallery with a friend.  You find mild interest in something colorful that has caught your eye. “Hmm, I’d totally hang that in my room,” you say, thinking of where it could go… until you […] The post WHY Is Art So Expensive??? appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Most Expensive Artworks of All Time China Reshapes the World of Art Sales What The New York Armory Taught Me About The Art Market VIDEO: Tips on How to Buy Art and How NOT to Buy Art 4 Tips from the…
  • How Long Does it Take To Paint A Mural?

    Cristian Valbuena
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    How Long Does it Take To Paint A Mural? Well, if you were to ask artist Sean Sullivan he would tell you it takes wayyyyyyy longer than he first anticipated. Sean Sullivan was hired to do a mural in the rear corridor of  LACE in LA. The mural, which was expected to be completed in 4 months […] The post How Long Does it Take To Paint A Mural? appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Os Gemeos and Aryz Collaborate on a Mural Worth Revisiting (Lodz, Poland) 3 Questions That Motivate Artists to Paint Photos (Hyperrealism) Scott Gundersen Makes Portraits Using Wine-Stained Corks in…
  • Passion, The Link Between Everyone You Admire

    Caroline Absher
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I am sitting in a little French café in the meatpacking district. Gloomy storm clouds tumble above. Everyone in the square outside expectedly glances up at the sky, clutching umbrellas or newspaper- ready to make a run for it. The air is still, the usual hustle and bustle of the Chelsea market is almost inaudible. […] The post Passion, The Link Between Everyone You Admire appeared first on Artsnapper. No related posts.
  • What if Classical Paintings Replaced Advertisement?

    Cristian Valbuena
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Classical Paintings Replaced Advertisement I am amazed about the sheer amount of advertisement we are exposed to on a daily basis. Everywhere I turn there is an ad. When I turn on the TV there are commercials, when I log on to Facebook, I get ads from websites I visited, when I ride the subway […] The post What if Classical Paintings Replaced Advertisement? appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Was Breast Cancer Depicted in Rubens Paintings? How Many Paintings Did Van Gogh Sell in His Lifetime? VIDEO: Phlegm Doing 2 Paintings in Bantry –…
  • Art Fairs Are Happening in New York During the Month of April

    Cristian Valbuena
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Art Fairs in New York I have shared with you guys my love for Art Fairs in the past. And living in New York we get our fair share of Art Fairs that happen throughout the year. Earlier in the year we had a roster of amazing art fairs that revolved around the Armory Art […] The post Art Fairs Are Happening in New York During the Month of April appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: New York Art Fairs 2014 The New York Art Fairs Have Arrived Looking at Art, Up Close and On My Computer Screen with Digital Art Fairs The Artsnapper Application is Available Now!!! Artsnapper Visits…
 
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • In the Future Will Anyone Value Commitment?

    Ariel Snapp
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    I recently attended my grandma and grandpa’s 70th wedding anniversary. Wow. That is quite an achievement that few reach in life. Seventy years of commitment to another. Three days before the celebration, my grandma fell and got fractures in her hip. She was in the hospital, but we all made the best of the event and celebrated with her. She impresses me, despite it all she was so grateful and happy to be with her family. The same type of thing happened last summer at a wedding for my cousin. She fell and broke a rib but pushed right through smiling and dancing the night away. What an…
  • UX Strategy and Agile or Lean

    Ariel Snapp
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    I recently attended a one day UX Strat masterclass in Boulder offered by Paul Bryan. It was a lovely day refreshing my perspective that UX strategic work really can make strides and is gaining traction in the world. It was so wonderful to hear about him helping to influence not just product strategy, but business strategy for large organizations by bringing in truly relevant metrics and ethnographic research about target customers and users. One topic that I found intriguing was that he mentioned that often agile or lean methodologies do not seem to jive well with strategic UX work. Why?
  • Building Digital Experiences for the Feminine

    Ariel Snapp
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:11 am
    I recently wrote a few posts on what I termed “conscious experience design.” I’ve since realized I was not fully owning the influences of what shift is truly required for design in the digital space. In fact, the shift that is needed is to add more feminine traits to digital experiences. Women naturally often have more feminine qualities and respond to more feminine products and services. Keep in mind however, that we all possess both feminine and masculine qualities, so this is not about building digital experiences for women. Instead, what I’ve offered with my…
  • Let’s Talk Trash

    Ariel Snapp
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:11 am
    There are two kinds of trash talk I’d like to cover in this post: 1. Typical “trash talk” – criticism and how we can re-frame it in our interactions with ourselves and others 2. Waste of human capital in corporations and what that looks like specific to software development Topic 1: From Critic to Supporter It is easy to fall into criticism of yourself or others. When we do this, we divert the attention from self-improvement towards belittling. We move our attention from building ourselves and others up to tearing things down. Sometimes, we just need to destroy…
  • A Good Life

    Ariel Snapp
    21 Feb 2014 | 3:11 am
    “A good life isn’t a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create your world.” (Jonathan Fields’ GoodLifeProject.com) I’ve found myself in a place of reflection and retrospection of the past year of my life and the rapid journey I have been on with integrating different parts of myself that had gone on hiatus after my busy life got the best of me. Last year I wanted to create and write a lot, but at the moment things are shifting. So far this year I mostly just want to enjoy small things like holding my daughter and rocking her to…
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Folded Paper Sculptures from Gunjan Aylawadi

    Creative Visual Artist
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi focuses on intricate, colorful sculptures that resemble woven textiles. But on closer observation, her work is made entirely from curled paper. The process, long and intricate, can cost the artist months on a single artwork. “Against the Wind” is made from hand-cut strips of paper from old music books which are hand rolled and is inspired from the geometric designs of Islamic art. Aylawadi says: “What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it,” she says. “They stop for a moment to have a closer look…
  • Kawah Ijen, The Blue Flamed Lava Volcano

    Creative Visual Artist
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Kawah Ijen is one of several volcanoes situated in a 20 km radius in East Java, Indonesia. The caldera of Kawah Ijen harbors a kilometer-wide, turquoise colored, acidic crater lake that leaks sulphurous gases. At night the hot gases burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is unique to Kawah Ijen. The gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano at high pressure and temperature, up to 600°C, and when they come in contact with the air, they ignite, sending flames up to 16 feet high. Some of the gases condense into liquid sulfur, and continues to burn as it flows down the slopes giving the feeling…
  • A new Banksy? GCHQ-mocking graffiti

    Creative Visual Artist
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    A detailed new piece of graffiti art has appeared on a street in Cheltenham, depicting trench coat swaddled agents pointing listening devices at a telephone box. The art, which candidly appears only three miles away from GCHQ headquarters, has not yet been claimed by any artist as their own work, though it bears the hallmarks of famous “guerrilla artist” Banksy. Cheltenham’s local graffiti artists believe strongly that the work is by the pseudonymous activist, though the image has not appeared on Banksy’s official website. Local artist “Dice67″ told the…
  • Marvel’s Superheroes taking selfies

    Creative Visual Artist
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Artist Billy Butcher imagined what would happen if various Marvel comic book heroes were all as selfie-absorbed as everyone else. “I thought it was interesting to explore such a modern phenomenon, the selfie, clashing with a vintage concept like the design of characters from the ’60s,” Butcher told Mashable. The vintage drawings clash somewhat with the modern phenomenon of smartphones to create something very much like the pop art movement of the ’50s and ’60s. But that probably adds to its appeal.
  • Want A Logo? Try Logo Arena

    Creative Visual Artist
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Broadly speaking there are two ways to get a logo designed. One is to hire a designer, tell him your requirements, and set him on work. This method has a big drawback that only one mind will be working on your project. And he will submit just a few designs from which you can choose one. The second method is to run a logo design contest. Here after you submit your requirements many designers will work on the design. They all will bring different experiences and different skills into the picture and hence you will have a diverse amount to choose from. We recommend you try Logo Arena…
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    inventorspot.com

  • Recycled Bike Art Is Going To The Dogs....

    Art Outside The Lines
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    There is no right and wrong when creating original art, and for Israeli artist Nirit Levav, inspiration came in the form of discarded bike chains and man's best friend. Her life-size dog sculptures are examples of upcycling at it's finest and most creative. 
  • Making a Splash: Spectacular Liquid Drop Art

    Art Outside The Lines
    12 Oct 2013 | 2:50 pm
    The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettable art.
  • The Tiny Universe of Lori Nix

    Art Outside The Lines
    5 Oct 2013 | 7:45 pm
    Architects, designers, and engineers may create the world around us, but it takes an incredibly talented artist to fool a viewer into believing that they are looking at the real world, when they are actually looking at something that could fit inside a shoe box. Lori Nix creates tiny universes that could fit in a suitcase, showing that size really doesn't matter when it comes to modern art.
  • Beach of the Bizarre: Living Surrealist Sculptures

    Art Outside The Lines
    2 Oct 2013 | 3:15 pm
    There's nothing like putting on your Sunday finest, breaking out your cello, and walking into the ocean for an orchestral concert. That might sound strange to you, but for Australian artist Andrew Baines, it sounds like just another day at the office. His living sculptures juxtapose normal people in strange and unexpected settings, usually involving sand, surf, and a healthy touch of Surrealism.
  • Burn the 'Burbs: The Installation Art of Ian Strange

    Art Outside The Lines
    25 Sep 2013 | 9:55 am
    The suburbs hold a certain amount of nostalgia for many people, but Australian artist Ian Strange has a bizarre relationship with that icon of the middle class - he likes to burn them down. His body of work juxtaposes large-scale installation art, video footage, symbolism, and towering infernos as a means of breaking down the constructions of society, in more ways than one.
 
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    Designer's Depot

  • The Art of Andreas Krapf

    noelevz
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Andreas Krapf, a freelance illustrator from Würzburg, Germany, is an artist who mainly works with digital art. His media artworks often refers to pop and culture. Using funny caricatures set in witty circumstances, he is able to capture a world where lightheartedness rules and where rules are undermined. The Art of Andreas Krapf Visit his site below: Andreas Krapf’s site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 4/16/14

    noelevz
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that arrived last 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. “ Batman Eternal #1 ” from DC Comics Jason Fabok (cover) “ X #12 ” from Dark Horse Comics Garry Brown (cover) “ The Black Hand #3 ” from Alterna Comics Fares Maese (artist, cover) “ Judge Dredd #18 ” from IDW Publishing Shane Pierce (cover) “ Grimm Fairy Tales presents…
  • Pin-up Superheroines and Villainess by Ant Lucia

    noelevz
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Illustrator Ant Lucia has created these DC Superheroines and Villainess in the style of vintage pin-up posters. He has worked in illustration/design for over 15 yrs. Pin-up Superheroines and Villainess by Ant Lucia Ant Lucia’s site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
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  • The Skirts Are Here!!!

    Emily Magone
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    It is TIME!! The 2014 Spring Collection is here!!  Click HERE to get yours now!!To Etsy Shop!
  • My New Frond Fern

    Emily Magone
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    By Emma Sailor - Factotum Body Modification, NorwichBy Emma Sailor - Factotum Body Modification, NorwichIsn't she lovely? This is the first piece that I've been able to actually stare at and thoroughly enjoy at will.  The rest are on my back and ribs, which are difficult to look at... and I do have one on my calf that I see occasionally depending on which yoga position I'm in.  I love her.At the end of this month, my darling Lisa and I are going to be journeying to Snowdonia! Yes, Snowdonia is a real place, not a magical far off land in a fantasy novel.  We do, however, expect…
  • Skirt Launch April 7th!

    Emily Magone
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    Alright! After much deliberation and overwhelming positive feedback on the skirts, I have decided to launch them online rather than in person, providing all of you lovelies a much broader opportunity to get the one that you have your eye on!The skirts will officially be available at 8:00PM London time on Monday, April 7th!  What time is that in MY time zone you ask?  That is NOON Pacific Time, 1:00PM Mountain Time and 3:00PM Eastern Time.All the skirts are different sizes, so I have listed the specifics below so you can make sure the one you love is the size you want!The skirts are…
  • Skirt Photo Shoot!!

    Emily Magone
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:32 pm
    It is all happening!  Saturday was a magical day, full of gorgeous sunny weather, beautiful and generous friends, and what I feel is a delicious milestone in my adventure as an artist.  I feel like I have been waiting forever to have such a thing to share with you!  A ridiculously massive thank you to Amanda Webb of Footsteps Photography for bring my vision to fruition, and to my two gorgeous models, Lisa and Lauren for making this skirts look even more amazing than I had imagined.  Without further adieu, I present to you the Spring 2014 Collection of Handpainted Skirts by…
  • Tree Ties!

    Emily Magone
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:01 am
    After much debate on how to attach a quality label to the ties, I have decided to simply sign them on the back, like a little painting! These four colors are now available in my Etsy shop - but I can match any color that you may be needing, I know wedding season is upon us!  Enjoy!Blue Tree TieSage Green Tree TieRaspberry Tree TieAqua Blue Tree TieEnjoy discount codes, first looks at new designs, specials and other fabulousness!Free Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/IXstf Facebook: www.facebook.com/loveartwilltravelPinterest: www.pinterest.com/loveartwilltrav/
 
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  • snapshots of my week - 19th april

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    just wanted to let you know i've decided to take a week long blog break, just purely because i feel really tired, and it'll be nice to recharge.in the meantime, you can always find me on twitter, instagram and pinterest. i hope you have a lovely week, and see you all soon!
  • friday florals 042

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    it really is starting to feel more spring-like now, isn't it? the sun has been out more, and it's definitely getting warmer. i've noticed more and more lovely flowers starting to sprout and flourish, and that makes me happy.today we're going to st fagans, where i'm sure there'll be some lovely flowers about, so hopefully i'll have some of my own floral photos to share next week.ps - you can see previous friday florals hereanahi weddings via ruffledblog // sachiko kurata // erin boyle via gardenista // paula mcgloin
  • fruit stripes

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    i finally got round to doing something i've been meaning to do for a while. some time ago kate sent me some american sweets, and an idea popped into my head the moment i saw these! they're fruit stripe gum if you've never seen them before.i basically just scanned them and cleaned up the image so it had a nice clean white background. super simple idea, but i just really liked how it looked. i also made a print for the house. on the back of the living room door i have two a3 prints from seventy tree and esther cox and there's a space below that just looks empty, so this will fill it…
  • new pattern: ysabel

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    when i was doing some marbling last week i also did some drawing and painting, and some general doodle-scribbles. i got out my oil pastels and made some random shapes/did a bit of mark-making, and one of the pieces was just lines across the paper in the colours i had out at the time.i had originally intended to do a pattern that was vertical lines but i couldn't get it to repeat properly - hello wonky varying thickness lines! - so i thought about how i could make something else of it. well, i love (read: am obsessed with) polka dots so i thought it'd be nice to combine stripes and circles.as…
  • colour love - bright red

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    red is one of those colours that always strikes me. stating the obvious here, but it's a very ..well, striking colour, especially a bright red like these items. in terms of clothing it's not a colour i could wear a large amount of (saying this, i do have a rather bold red winter coat), but i do generally prefer it in accents, like a hair accesory, a brooch or some socks. gotta love a strong red lip, too!looking around my room, i do have a few bright red items dotted around too. a fake red poppy (poppies are my favourite flower), some pom-poms, and a dish holding some rings. do you like bright…
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    Park West Gallery

  • Martiros Manoukian: Nature, passion and breaking rules

    kristine
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Meet Martiros Manoukian. The Armenian-born artists’ work is collected worldwide, and he’s recently joined the Park West family of artists. Martiros fearlessly combines color and materials to reflect beauty, mood and movement — key elements of his work. His artistry celebrates his love of life – and of freedom – echoing at times the antiquity of his homeland combined with clean, contemporary line and imagery. Martiros says artists don’t like to follow the rules. “I make the rules in my studio and then I break the rules in my studio,” he said. “That’s when I’m…
  • Original art inspired by America’s original music

    kristine
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Park West artists Marcus Glenn and Tim Yanke are making music with their art by donating original works that will be auctioned to benefit the annual Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival in Florida. This weekend’s Big Band Bash gala fundraiser, Saturday, April 19, is key to the success of the annual festival, which is slated for Oct. 16-19. The 2013 festival featured more than 100 jazz artists and 60 student musicians. Since its inception in 2001, the event has been a great cultural boon for the community and its visitors. Since jazz is a uniquely American style of music, it’s fitting…
  • The art of staying fit: Malibu Chronicle features PW’s Albert Scaglione

    kristine
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Close to 15 years ago, Park West Gallery CEO and founder, Albert Scaglione, put fitness near the top of his daily to-do list. The April/May issue of Malibu Chronicle magazine features Albert’s fitness regime that includes strength training with Miami-based fitness expert Billy Beck and the practice of Bikram yoga. Even with his busy travel schedule, Albert takes with him on the road his quest for staying fit. “Fitness is for life,” he says, confessing his approach to well-being is more strategy and less philosophy. Since founding Park West Gallery 45 years ago, he’s been a man on…
  • A fascination with art: A VIP profile

    kristine
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    In 2007, an Albrect Dürer etching at a Park West Gallery event grabbed Victor Baker’s attention. Since then, his passion for art has continued to grow. “I didn’t know the first thing about art,” he said. “I didn’t even know the basics.” So he was surprised when he found himself somewhat fixated on that etching. “For three days, I just kept going back to look at it.” The artwork – a lifetime impression by Dürer – depicts a scene from Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelations. Victor said he was attracted to its historical significance and because it was the first book of…
  • Artistic creation and Anatole Krasnyansky

    kristine
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    In the Malibu Chronicle, reporter Tommy Hawkins writes … “Describing Krasnyansky’s body of work is not a simple task.  His creations are colorful, complex, evocative and energetic.  Using multiple images, they convey strong messages invoking an emotional response.  They incorporate his knowledge of art history and his love of many forms of music.  Glimpses of his architectural background are ever present.” Read the entire Chronicle article … The post Artistic creation and Anatole Krasnyansky appeared first on Park West Gallery.
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  • Get rid of head lice

    crys123
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Licenders is a professional service for the safe screening and removal of head lice, using 100% natural products. Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and physicians get rid of head lice for over 17 years. Our lice removal services are designed to get your child back in school the same day. We offer house calls, and we have lice treatment salons in New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut. Seventeen years ago, Adie Horowitz, a mother of four, was horrified when her own daughter was sent home from school with head lice. Lice products in the stores were toxic and didn’t…
  • Romove Wrinkles Natural Skin With Bellesse

    crys123
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Your honesty individual takes met go to the left just relax your eyes and but I needed to shadow in there commissioner completely natural not my conscience tool she’s by using a match one is really pitched as a small amount of matt would just like an actual shattered fidelity today just so I can never got the house and I know I know then just use on a recital from landings being dropped Emily’s brown consistency me but if you’re very hale and she’s something to be more grayish again if you really dark and you can use black pencil one minute Susan easy online and disconnect…
  • Romove Wrinkles Natural Skin With Bellesse

    crys123
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Your honesty individual takes met go to the left just relax your eyes and but I needed to shadow in there commissioner completely natural not my conscience tool she’s by using a match one is really pitched as a small amount of matt would just like an actual shattered fidelity today just so I can never got the house and I know I know then just use on a recital from landings being dropped Emily’s brown consistency me but if you’re very hale and she’s something to be more grayish again if you really dark and you can use black pencil one minute Susan easy online and disconnect…
  • Excellent Wedding Planning Services Offered At VIVAHA Wedding Solutions

    vivahaweddings
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    To Design a Perfect Ambiance in Your Marriage by Merging Indian Culture with Current International Trends, Choose VIVAHA Wedding Planner Services 17th December’2013: Wedding always captures one’s attention and creates a joy of fun and enthusiasm. To make it more exciting, it is preferable to choose a wedding planner company. So, VIVAHA wedding solutions is here to make sure that all your marriage events are arranged smoothly. When it comes for arranging a marriage function, there are several things to do like sending cards, decoration, DJ Sound, Barat co-ordination, Mehndi function and…
  • Best Weight Loss Supplement Original Garcinia Cambogia

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    5 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    First got all these plots Scott is not be nice labor go to meet on a you later nobody’s I on and just or all has a lot to call or right holiday that small okay and yesterday aims to squats okay can go very nice 10-11 catch you know that just ended should we not harvest what look straight ahead and years ready and stepped-up for you movie Dream girls is that he is get tango of value you want to challenge also more and get into you jumping squats okay so this is really the easy version right thank you and get spin indeed only spots it many thanks it going John we have that okay keep going…
 
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • 6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Pablo Picasso is known world-wide for his intriguing paintings..  Here are 10 fun facts about Picasso that you probably didn’t know: 1. Pablo Picasso wasn’t his real name.  Well, not his entire name, at least.  His whole name, all 23 words of it, is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.  The names are all of various relatives and saints.  Apparently his parents didn’t want to leave anyone out.  No wonder he shortened it significantly. 2. The nurse at his birth thought…
  • Chicago Blackhawk Bobby Hull Statue Still Stands Tall

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    When art and sports meet in Cicero, the community gets inspired. In 2011, Cicero, with the help of Wirtz Beverage Illinois, opened the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink.  Hosting up to 800 skaters on any given winter Friday or Saturday, the ice rink is a way for the community to encourage kids to stay fit and achieve their dreams. As people enter the Ice Rink, they  look up at the bronze statue of Bobby Hull, created by Rottblatt-Amrany’s own Omri Amrany and Oscar Leon.  The statue is a reminder of how hard work and a little talent can take you to great places, just like Bobby Hull. Bobby…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Unveiling of Statue for Four Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to announce the unveiling of a life-size, 6 foot bronze statue honoring Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Stanley Coveleski. The unveiling will take place at 5:00 pm on opening day, Tuesday, April 8th inside the center field gate at the stadium formerly known as “Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium.” The ballpark was recently renamed “Four Winds Field” in September 2013, but it has displayed Coveleski’s name since opening in 1987. The statue to be installed is just one of the many improvements to be made to the stadium…
  • Leave the Art Work to the Bees

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Canadian artist, Aganetha Dyck, freely admits that she doesn’t do most of the work to create the art that carries her name.  And yet, her exhibitions have been shown all over the world without a complaint from the real workers.  In fact, they are happily buzzing about her work that is currently on display at the Ottawa School of Art. It’s because those workers are honey bees.  But don’t worry – Dyck is still giving them most of the credit.  Dyck is partnering with the honey bees to create unique honeycomb art as well as bring awareness to the fact that bee populations have…
  • Does Luck Play a Role in an Artist’s Success?

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    Why is Starry Night considered an amazing work of art? Why is the Frozen movie’s song, “Let it Go” so popular? Why do some artists make it and some don’t, even though they have similar talents and background? It’s easy to say that Starry Night is popular because it is a unique masterpiece, that “Let It Go” is an unusual mix of profound lyrics and enchanting melody, and that some artists just want it more than others.  But is it true? A recent study says that luck plays more of a role than we think when it comes to what becomes popular and is considered to be great.  Matthew…
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    Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community

  • Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known.

    Norman
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Note: If you’re a faux finish business owner, please send me your answer to the question in this post. I’ll send you a free copy of my business building ebook ‘Paint Profits’ and consider your answer for inclusion in this post, … read more The post Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known. appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results

    Norman
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Worlds Apart As a long time student, practitioner and observer of faux wood painting methods, I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend: The auto painting and decorative finishing industries are complete strangers to each other. Because of this, woodgraining methods for cars … read more The post Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Paint Colors: The Ultimate Guide

    Norman
    20 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Searching on line for the phrase “faux wood paint colors”, I see millions of results from multiple industries. From home improvement to interior decorating to faux finishing to auto painting, theater set design, arts and crafts, blinds and shades, concrete … read more The post Faux Wood Paint Colors: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Art and Fear: Get More Faux Paint Work Done

    Norman
    30 Jan 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Art and fear go hand in hand There may be as many different approaches to making art as there are artists. For example, some start a painting, a sculpture…, work on it until it’s done, then start the next one. Wash, … read more The post Art and Fear: Get More Faux Paint Work Done appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Knots and Cracks for Realistic Results

    Norman
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The human eye is used to seeing knots and cracks in wood. As such, they help add realism and believability to faux wood painting. Knots and cracks can be an effective tool to add balance to a painted piece. For example … read more The post Faux Wood Knots and Cracks for Realistic Results appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Spinning in a Flat Circle: Visions of Queerness and Filthy Dreams

    Marion
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    I’ve always admired Eyes Wide Shut. People poo-poo’ed over its release, which can mean either one of two things: it deserves it or people just don’t get it. When I first saw the Masked Ball scene, I firmly decided that people just didn’t get it. They were looking for more Tom and Nicole. They got people in cloaks and masks. And abstract rituals of desire and longing. Any basic definition of queer will situate queerness as strange, unsettling, apart from the norm, or against the grain: that’s how I would describe Eyes Wide Shut. I must have been the only one in the theater clapping…
  • James Franc-OH NO!: The Privilege of James Franco’s ‘New Film Stills’

    Emily Colucci
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    James Franco, New Film Still #21, 2013gelatin silver print, 26″ x 39-3/4″ (66 cm x 101 cm), Edition of 3 (© 2014 Pace Gallery, All Rights Reserved. Unless otherwise specified, all artworks © the artist; all images © Pace Gallery) Last week, Renaissance man James Franco opened his New Film Stills at Chelsea’s blue-chip Pace Gallery, which has since sent me into a Franco-inspired slow rage boil since I first heard about and had the unfortunate pleasure to see the exhibition. In order to voice some of this seething anger, as well as take a serious look at why…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Sleazy Salvation Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Divine and Mink Stole found salvation through filth in ‘Multiple Maniacs’ Hallelujah, Mary! Why it’s time for a new seasonal playlist–our Mid-Winter Blues have gone away and we’re ready for a little spring salvation just in time for all those religious holidays. While we may be more Beliebers than believers here at Filthy Dreams, we could always use a little redemption, particularly if it comes from sleaze. Well, blessed be, kweeens! We’re bringing you our Filthy Dreams Sleazy Salvation Playlist so you can tell your relatives, you did go to church this year.
  • Sweet Dream Or A Beautiful Nightmare: The Uncanny Horror of Jordan Wolfson’s ‘(Female figure)’

    Emily Colucci
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Jordan Wolfson, (Female figure), 2014 (all images courtesy the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York) “My mother is dead. My father is dead. I’m gay. I’d like to be a poet. This is my house,” unsettlingly proclaims artist Jordan Wolfson’s haunting creation, (Female figure), during both the introduction and conclusion of its seven-minute cycle in Wolfson’s solo exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery. And it certainly is her house now as she conjures a sense of uncanny dread in a soundproof room in the gallery. Wolfson’s (Female figure) is…
  • The Carnival Is Not Over: The Art of Mark DeMaio

    Emily Colucci
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Mark DeMaio, Who Invented The Twins, 36″x 36″, oil on pumice/canvas (all photos courtesy Mark DeMaio) “And no-one saw the carny go And the weeks flew by Until they moved on the show Leaving his caravan behind” –Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “The Carny” Straight from their heroin-laced Berlin days, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ song “The Carny” has always haunted me, spinning a Beckettian tale of a missing carny and his doomed horse, Sorrow, to an off-kilter and off-putting Weimar-esque melody. Feverish, deranged, disturbing, strangely…
 
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • West Bengal-A prominent Name for Handicrafts in India

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    India has been country of rich arts and culture. The art and culture are developed in India like nowhere else. The handicrafts in India are the oldest arts of this country. These handicrafts describe the rich heritage culture of India. This art is about thousands of years old but there is still uniqueness in this art. The ancient monuments and temples are examples of it. There are several Indian handicrafts manufacturer available who trade those handicrafts. Cultural diversity can be found in India and this diversity is reflected in those handicrafts. Every region of India is known for the…
  • Types of Chisel and Its Importance in Marble Handicrafts

    29 Mar 2014 | 2:23 am
    Marble handicrafts are appreciated everywhere. These handicrafts are very useful in decoration and daily use. Tiles made of marble are used in floor and wall decoration. Flower vase, water sink and many other objects of daily use are crafted using marble. Marble handicrafts in India come with pictures and design crafted on them. These handicrafts items are proper gift for anyone. These handicrafts items are crafted beautifully using various traditional hand tools. Today machines are also available to craft those items but handicrafts made by hand have a unique design. These tools are…
  • Process of Making Marble Handicrafts – Consists of Several Steps

    18 Mar 2014 | 2:04 am
    Working with marble is very much popular around the world. There are several artisans putting their efforts to craft several unique and highly beautiful marble handicrafts. Other than marble, there are several raw materials used for making handicrafts including wood, stone, glass, paper and many others. There are several advantages associated with marble which cause people to prefer these among all types of handicrafts in India. Associated surface translucency and ease of working are some of the advantages of marble handicrafts. Making handicrafts India has come into fashion nowadays because…
  • Handicrafts Exporters in Jaipur Use Sharp Knives Made of Quality Steel

    5 Feb 2014 | 3:03 am
    Handicrafts in Jaipur come in wide range, differing in color, size, beauty, and the material used as well. There are several material used by the craftsmen here to make amazing structures including wood, metal, marble, glass, paper and others. Handicrafts exporters in Jaipur mostly prefer working on marble and wood to make highly attractive structures, because these are very much effective for decoration purpose. Working on wood comes with several tips and rules to be followed. One of the most important rules of wood carving is to use proper tools with right sharpness. Using quality tools…
  • Elephant statue ambari by indiancraftexport

    13 Dec 2013 | 1:38 am
    Elephant statue ambari by indiancraftexport
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Invisible Vietnam: Time-lapse by Dmitry Pisanko

    Jason Jose
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Invisible Vietnam: Time-lapse by Dmitry PisankoShot with a camera using an infrared filter, the landscape of Vietnam looks otherworldly. Dmitry was a little bored of the normal time-lapses so he decided to try something different while on vacation in Mui Ne, a coastal resort in the southeast region of Vietnam.
  • Destruction/Creation: Photos by Chris Slabber

    Jason Jose
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Destruction/Creation: Photos by Chris SlabberA series of paint and water sculptures with some photo manipulation that were inspired by the works of Alberto Seveso.The idea behind this series was to show that from Destruction comes Creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself.
  • Photos by Michael Shainblum

    Jason Jose
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Photos by Michael ShainblumBeautiful photos of sunsets taken in California by Michael Shainblum, who is known for his astrophotography.I seek to capture the extraordinary and the unique. I find beauty in everything from the scale of our Galaxy to the way sunlight hits a glass of water from behind. In filmmaking and photography possibilities are endless. I strive with every project and photography to push the boundaries of what we think is achievable in these mediums.
  • Paintings by Ben McLaughlin

    Jason Jose
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Paintings by Ben McLaughlinPaintings of the interior of second-rate motel rooms in muted tones that echoes a bygone era but also evokes feeling of silence and isolation—where time slows to a standstill and you're left alone with your thoughts.
  • Against Wind and Tide: Photos by Nicolas Evariste

    Jason Jose
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Against Wind and Tide: Photos by Nicolas EvaristeBeautiful long-exposures of Normandy, located in the northwest of France.Photography is my means of expression and escapement. Through my pictures, I don't necessarily try to show things as they are, but to share a personal and artistic vision of what surrounds us. The nature theme is recurrent in most of my series, but I like to explore new horizons.
 
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    Fdc Art News And Books.

  • Willi Geiger (1878 - 1971).

    Nikolaos Routsis
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Willi Geiger (August 17, 1878 in Landshut - February 11, 1971 in Munich) was a German painter.The son of a teacher, Willi Geiger was born 1878 in Landshut. From 1898-99 he attended the Munich Arts and Crafts School, and later the Technical University, where he passed the state examination to teach drawing. Willi Geiger studied from 1903 with Franz von Stuck at the Munich Academy, including together with Hans Purrmann. He was awarded the National prize and the Schack scholarship for some of his early work and he traveled to Spain, Italy, and North…
  • Zero For Conduct (Zero de Conduit) directed by Jean Vigo.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
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  • Adam Pendleton "My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard", (2011-2014) At Pace Gallery NYC

    Nikolaos Routsis
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    New York—Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works in various media by Adam Pendleton on view at 534 West 25th Street from April 4 to May 3, 2014.For his first exhibition in New York since 2010, Pendleton will exhibit four new 10-by-5 foot silkscreens on mirror polished stainless steel, a large "painting" made in black silicone as well as a video installation, My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard , (2011–2014).
  • 10 Books that deserve your bookshelf!.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:57 pm
    ...Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting solution.In this selection of books we mix classic art photography like the Bruce Weber book featuring Sam Shepard a classic American Photography Book behind an amazing timeless actor. As you going through the selection of 10 many titles behave as contemporary photography with out that to be absolute, the Ari Marcopoulos new book is an example of contemporary and classic photography. As you go through the selection we powered it up with more art books and photography with curators and artists such as Donna Stein, Robert Mapplethrope,Johan Urban Berguist and…
  • When we were kings.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:16 pm
    The film shows the buildup to the fight. Ali is shown talking about his beliefs regarding Africans and African-Americans, speaking of the inherent dignity of the native Africans and his hopes for African-Americans in the future. His relationship with the people of Zaire is shown, with the mutual love between Ali and the people of the nation contrasted with Foreman's awkward and unsuccessful efforts to build his own popularity. Promoter Don King is shown working on his first big promotion, and singers James Brown and B. B. King performing in Zaire. The film contains footage of the "black…
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    Everything With A Twist

  • Song 20: Joss Stone & Jools Holland – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

    SunScreen
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    This song was first introduced to me by Puppini Sisters in 2007 if I remember correctly. It was first released in 1932 for a musical called  I Would If I Could. Apart […]
  • Casa Da Caixa Vermelha, Goiânia, Brazil

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    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    This installation was built by Leo Romano, an architect devoted to adding value to the existing society. His decisions have or not have imminent reactions to the environment and the society thereinafter. In this […]
  • Famous Guns by Federico Mauro

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    15 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Federico Mauro is born in Avellino, near Naples, being a professional multimedia designer as well as an art director. The third series of illustrations is focused on movies through the guns the heroes were […]
  • Paintings by Chris Langstroth

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    14 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Chris Langstroth has a first degree from Ontario College of Art and a second one from Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He is an artist for over 20 years […]
  • Song 19: Dean Martin – That’s Amore

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    13 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    That’s Amore was released in 1953 by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks. The song had a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film The Caddy Martin and Lewis being the […]
 
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  • US and Canadian credit card processing: increasing your store’s efficiency

    Deborah Penna
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    It’s a fact.  The online shopping scene is rapidly evolving: the number of online stores and buyers is rising; more sophisticated and powerful e-commerce tools are being developed; the advent of m-commerce – smartphones and tablets changing the way people shop; the increasing need to go wireless and allow customers to shop anywhere, anytime! You simply can’t afford to let your business lag behind. In our quest to improve our online offering, satisfy our customers and manage the complexity of it all, it’s key to select an optimal and simplified payment solution that will make it…
  • PrestaShop Hackathon – Design the future of ecommerce for a chance to win 10,000€!

    Julie Liu
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Attention all PHP developers – PrestaShop launches an Ecommerce Hackathon! Design the future of ecommerce in 24 hours. Ready for the challenge? Join us in Paris at EEMI, l’Ecole Européenne des Métiers de l’Internet (European School for Internet Professions), beginning at 9:00AM May 24th. You will work alongside other talented developers to see who comes out head! Drinks, food, and Internet will be provided. Just bring your computer, talent and – most importantly – your creativity! Groups will be judged on the development quality and the innovation of their…
  • Ecommerce Case Study: A look at Harry Fay’s Successful Mother’s Day Social Media Campaign

    Julie Liu
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Mother’s Day is one of the most important ecommerce shopping dates. It’s a time when children worldwide purchase gifts to show their love and appreciation for their Mums. Harry Fay is a UK based jewelry boutique – and PrestaShop merchant – who wanted to capitalize on those Mother’s Day gift purchases. Harry Fay first considered a “Mother’s Day” Campaign with Google AdWords. They however, found the market to be oversaturated thus opting for a social media campaign instead. Their goal? Grow a substantial social media following to later convert into shoppers. Two weeks into their…
  • Meet PrestaShop in Montreal!

    Julie Liu
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    For the first time, PrestaShop is participating at eCom Montreal – the only exhibition in Quebec dedicated to ecommerce! On April 24th, this 4th exhibition will host 750 professionals from the fields of ebusiness, web, digital marketing, and communications. eCom Montreal will present the latest trends in technology as well as the evolution of consumer behavior. PrestaShop will be in good company during this exhibition! Desjardins joins us in booth #200 as we debut our new payment module. Stop by our booth at 2:00PM to enjoy the live demonstration of the Desjardins Module for PrestaShop. To…
  • Card acceptance for UK online stores made easy

    Deborah Penna
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    Many small businesses are still reluctant to accept credit and debit card payments on their online store, being somewhat intimidated by the process. And it is easy to understand why: getting a merchant account application processed and accepted can prove to be quite a daunting and lengthy task, and the possibility that your request will be declined is always a concern.   However, accepting and facilitating credit card payments on your online store is a must and a necessary step towards boosting your sales and increasing your customer-base. Now, let’s go over the different factors to…
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  • Darren Moore’s Long Exposure Black and Whites

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    14 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    A self taught photographer working full-time to hone his craft, Darren Moore engages in long exposure photography.  Unlike most of us snap-happy amateurs taking quick images with iphones and tablets, Moore is not to be rushed. The LE technique involves planning for ideal conditions, composition and time. He has shone his work internationally and has garnered multiple awards for very clean, black and white images.  Included are images from Moore’s Monochrome series. Primarily working in Black & White I specialise in a technique called ‘Daytime Long Exposure’ using…
  • Studio Roosegaarde’s DUNE

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    31 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Enhancing social interaction in public space since 2007, Daan Roosegaarde’s DUNE is a permanent interactive landscape of light in Rotterdam using hundreds of LEDs in an urban setting. DUNE, the modular system, is also commissioned in several other spaces internationally utilizing varying levels of height and number. DUNE is the public interactive landscape that interacts with human behavior. This hybrid of nature and technology is composed of large amounts of fibers that brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors. Filed under: art, Design, Eco & Sustainability,…
  • Joshua Harker in the 3rd Dimension

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    17 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    Sculptor, designer and digital sculpture extraordinaire, Joshua Harker is a Chicago-based artist producing technical, sophisticated, industrial, complex and aesthetically intriguing work by starting with a detailed drawing and ending with a 3D printed piece.  Harker is a former special effects designer and toy maker with a fascinating start.  A Bash Contemporary biography on Harker includes a blurb on his early days: Declared a prodigy as a young child, he assumed the identity of an artist from his earliest pursuits.  His parents were both artists connected to Grant Wood through his…
  • McNabb’s City

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    11 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    American craftsman, James McNabb, works with humble scrap wood to create a treat for the viewer.  Creating city skylines with as much detail as a sketch of Manhattan, the result is a series of fantastic and exciting pieces called The City Series. The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker’s journey from the suburbs to the city. Each piece depicts the outsider’s perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing. Each piece is cut intuitively on a band saw. The…
  • Franklin and Harris by Tronk

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    19 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    Suited for any dwelling but most befitting the modern space, the Franklin Shelf and Harris Table are design pieces doubling as furniture. Between utilizing local walnut, cherry & maple wood in a smooth, rich finish, and accomplishing distinct design, these handmade pieces occupy the least amount of space while allowing the greatest amount of storage. Created by two friends from Ohio, the Tronk style reflects a timeless American design aesthetic. Clean lines, sleek styling and strong features create pieces of furniture that will last years, without ever going out of style. You’ll…
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  • Review of Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 with Pacific New Media by Rasa Fournier, Midweek, April 15, 2014

    Andrew Rose
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Neal MacPherson, Reflection #1 John Shimizu, Untitled Review of Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 with Pacific New MediaBy Rasa Fournier, Midweek, April 15, 2014:The Emotive Draw Of A PhotoIf a definition of art is “that which causes you to react; that which stirs up emotion,” Andrew Rose and the 44 photographers he’s featuring in his Contemporary Photography in Hawaii exhibit through May 2 (andrewrosegallery.com) have done their job. The show offers plenty to get one’s viscera in a tangle, 56 works in all.The photos were selected from 500 submissions to UH’s Pacific New…
  • The Quote You've Been Waiting For: Cindy Sherman on James Franco - ‘I Don’t Know That I Can Say It’s Art’

    Andrew Rose
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    From ZOË LESCAZE at the Observer's GalleristNY.com art column today:We asked Ms. Sherman, who looked casually radiant as ever in a T-shirt and bright blue pants, about James Franco’s recent appropriation of her acclaimed “Untitled Film Stills” series, which raised more than a few eyebrows when it debuted at Pace Gallery a few days earlier. “I was flattered, I can only be flattered,” she said with a slight sigh. “I don’t know that I can say it’s art, but I think it’s weirder that Pace would show them than that he would make them.”
  • Smithsonian x InterislandTerminal (Deadline 4/20)

    Andrew Rose
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 pm
    What does it mean to be Asian and/or Pacific Islander in Hawaiʻi today?  The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  is hosting a Pacific-wide media project featuring the Day in the life of Asians and Pacific Islanders.  The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American project (SAPA) is open to all participants whom are encouraged to submit either up to 3-minutes of video or up to 5-photographs captured on May 10th, 2014.  In partnership, Interisland Terminal will host a workshop to cultivate  artistic and critical media.We will select 5-10  new media artists…
  • Have you seen this #2: John Cage

    Andrew Rose
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St. NYC, NY 1001410 Rules for Students and TeachersFrom John CageRule 1: Find a place you trust, and then, try trusting it for awhile.Rule 2: (General Duties as a Student) Pull everything out of your teacher.  Pull everything out of your fellow students.Rule 3: (General Duties as a Teacher) Pull everything out of your students.Rule 4:  Consider everything an experiment.Rule 5:  Be Self-Disciplined.  This means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them.  To be disciplined is to follow in a good way.  To be…
  • Pecha Kucha HNL #20 - "Light" - 4/18

    Andrew Rose
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    PechaKucha at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Selected Presenters:Stephan Jost Director, Honolulu Museum of ArtGaye Chan Professor & Chair, Art & Art History, University of Hawai‘i at ManoaAlison Beste Photographer
 
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