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  • How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks

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    Regine
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles. Smets and van Onna then collaborated with local craftsmen and mechanics to build a African concept car in three months continue
  • What’s In A Multiple?

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Just on the basis of massiveness, EXPO CHICAGO’s top-tier art fair on Navy Pier could be expected to have pervasive and rippling effects through the art system of Chicago, and ripple it does. Museums line up stardusted blockbusters to coincide with the fair, galleries arrange collector-centric city tours, and the city’s Cultural Affairs department antes up sponsorship for a gallery crawl shuttle. For the second year running, one of the EXPO ripples will be EDITION Chicago, a kind of mini-fair specializing in the sale of editioned multiples and held at Chicago Artists Coalition. An…
  • A Cheat Sheet for Your Art Marketing Tasks

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    Alyson Stanfield
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you ever wonder what a regular marketing schedule for your art would look like? Every week I comb through the hundreds of ideas I have for articles because I always find something new. Something that didn’t strike a chord a year ago suddenly calls my name. I found this request deep in my filing system: I find it helpful to be reminded of what I can do or perhaps really should do on a daily, weekly, monthly, etc. basis. ©Jane LaFazio, Artichoke Family. Watercolor and color pencil. Used with permission. The cheat sheet that follows is for Julie and everyone who finds comfort in knowing…
  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

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    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • Pop Music Is So 20th Century – Classical Music Is Of The Now

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    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “Now that all music is about the past, and about a curation of taste into playlists, now that fashions and musical progress have collapsed, discernment wiped out, classical music takes a new place in time, not old or defunct, but part of the current choice.”
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  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

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

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

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

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    “And we’ll pretend that people cannot see you. That is, the citizens. And that you are free of your own history. And I am free of my history. We’ll pretend that we are both anonymous beauties smashing along through the city’s entrails [She yells as loud as she can] GROOVE!” —  Amiri Baraka, Dutchman, 1964. We gathered in the lobby of a recently renovated bathhouse at 1914 W Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park. The time was 11:00pm. Upon arrival, everyone received a large bottle of water, a bathrobe, sandals, and a locker key—though…
  • Street Artists Sue Over Copyright Infringement: Inspiration vs. Theft

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    “The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn.”   T.S. Eliot From graffiti art covering a burnt-out chapel in a Hollywood blockbuster, remnants of a mural etched on a designer shirt, graffiti is a commonplace influence found in popular culture, a far stretch from the underground where it originated. But, recently, there's been a spate of recent lawsuits involving street artists lately, accusing marketers, designers, companies, and even film directors, of copyright infringement. Surely street art…
  • The 3rd Annual Downtown Miami Art Days: Another Incarnation of Street Art

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Over the weekend of September 19 to 21, 2014, the Miami Downtown Development Authority, in collaboration with various artists, cultural organizations and institutions, presents a three-day art filled event. Various venues including art galleries, theaters, museums restaurants, parks, and cultural centers will host free film screenings, tours, projects, parties, and exhibitions, connecting residents of the city through the arts. In recent years, Miami’s public spaces have grown into a cultural landscape. Late last year, the Perez Art Museum Miami unveiled a magnificent architecture for…
  • Cryptographics: An Interview with Curator's Open Winner Manus Groenen

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Manus Groenen’s show Cryptographics: A Tribute to the Voynich Manuscript was selected as the winner of ArtSlant’s Curator’s Open, where we asked readers to use our massive database of art to design an exhibition. Now showing at EXPO CHICAGO Art Fair, Groenen’s Cryptographics brings together twelve unique artworks exploring different forms of marking, both linguistic and pictorial. Reflective of the mysterious text his show honors, Groenen’s Cryptographics features works touching on the cosmological, the obscured, and the occult. We caught up with Groenen over…
  • What’s In A Multiple?

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Just on the basis of massiveness, EXPO CHICAGO’s top-tier art fair on Navy Pier could be expected to have pervasive and rippling effects through the art system of Chicago, and ripple it does. Museums line up stardusted blockbusters to coincide with the fair, galleries arrange collector-centric city tours, and the city’s Cultural Affairs department antes up sponsorship for a gallery crawl shuttle. For the second year running, one of the EXPO ripples will be EDITION Chicago, a kind of mini-fair specializing in the sale of editioned multiples and held at Chicago Artists Coalition. An…
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  • How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks

    Regine
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles. Smets and van Onna then collaborated with local craftsmen and mechanics to build a African concept car in three months continue
  • Book review: Ways of Looking. How to Experience Contemporary Art

    Regine
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ossian Ward presents a six-step program that gives readers new ways of looking at some of the most challenging art being produced today. Since artists increasingly work across traditional media and genres, Ward has developed an alternative classification system for contemporary practice such as 'Art as Entertainment', 'Art as Confrontation', 'Art as Joke' -- categories that help to make sense of otherwise obscure-seeming works continue
  • The long-lost archive of curious animals

    Regine
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Pr. Peter Ameisenhaufen gained fame in the first half of the 20th century for his controversial research on rare animals. Many of his colleagues refused to believe these creatures were real but Ameisenhaufen spent decades collecting evidences of their existence. The archives uncovered in the late 1980s by Fontcuberta were surprisingly rich and well detailed: photos, field notes, dissections drawing, audio clips documenting the calls and other sounds of these truly exceptional animals. Several specimens were even remarkably preserved by taxidermy continue
  • The Barts Pathology Museum

    Regine
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    The jars are filled with all kinds of deformed and diseased body parts: a gout-swollen hand, an inguinal hernia from around 1750, the bound foot of a Chinese woman, the skeletons of conjoined twins, a liver dented by years of wearing tight corsets, a brain perforated with an ice pick during a frontal lobotomy, a rat that died of tuberculosis, a cabinet of surprisingly voluminous objects that people inserted into their bodies (more about that one in the video below), etc continue
  • Lacplesis Technology, 'looking for evil in copyright issues'

    Regine
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Lacplesis Technology is a group of three projects that aim to rise discussion about the balance between two paragraphs of the article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits" and "Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author" continue
 
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  • Lunder Conservation Center: Revealing A Drawing Through Preservation

    Chris
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    William H. Johnson drawing discovered on the back on one of his artworks undergoing conservation. In our Lunder Conservation Center, our fellow, Im Chan, has been working for months assessing and treating a group of prints and drawings by William H. Johnson. Ms. Chan removes any potentially damaging materials that were added after the artist finished the piece. With Johnson's Boy's Sunday Trip, the drawing was previously adhered to an acidic paperboard backing (an acidic backing can result in a deterioration of the artwork). When she began removing the backing, she discovered a surprise on…
  • Artist Lilly Martin Spencer

    Bridget
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Erin Benz interned at American Art's Luce Foundation Center this summer. While here, she took the time to write about one of her favorite artists in our collection, Lilly Martin Spencer. Lilly Martin Spencer's We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian) I first became interested in the painter, Lilly Martin Spencer, when I learned about her in my sophomore art history class. Amongst the many mid-nineteenth century male artists who we were learning about Spencer was one of the only female artists we studied. Immediately, I became intrigued as to how a woman was able to succeed in a predominately male…
  • Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco

    Bridget
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Emily Francisco's The Trans-Harmonium: A Listening Station, 2011-12, Interactive Sculptural Music Device, Dimensions Vary (roughly 70" x 36" x 36"). Image courtesy of the Artist. You've heard of landscapes and cityscapes, but how about soundscapes? DC-based artist Emily Francisco creates these immersive audio environments and she'll talk about her recent work when she kicks off the Luce Foundation Center's fall Artist Talks series this Sunday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m. Francisco's pieces are especially interesting because, while they involve destruction, they're not in and of themselves…
  • Throwback Thursday: Han's Hofmann's Fermented Soil

    Jeff
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. American Art has been publishing our blog since September 2005 (that's an eternity in Internet years) and some of our posts are as current now as the day we first posted them. Today, we feature a version of Howard's February 2008 post on Hans Hofmann's painting, Fermented Soil. You can see Fermented Soil on American Art's 3rd Floor, North Wing. Hans Hofmann's Fermented Soil Fermented Soil by Hans Hofmann contains such fresh joy and vigor it is hard to…
  • From Public Library to Public Gallery, Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry Mural is Reinstalled

    Chris
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Lunder paintings conservator, Amber Kerr treats Marvin Beerbohm's mural Automotive Industry. The polished machinery featured in Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry will be shimmering a little brighter now that the mural has been treated by the American Art Museum's paintings conservator, Amber Kerr. The mural, which was previously located in Detroit's Public Library, was recently installed in the museum's first floor, Experience America, galleries and is now on view. Our paintings conservator was also on view during the mural's cleaning, as the artwork's large size required an in-situ…
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  • Palpable Momentum Felt at EXPO Chicago

    Robin Dluzen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    EXPO Chicago CHICAGO – When EXPO Chicago started in 2012, the popular opinion was that President and Director Tony Karman had five years to make this fair great. If he couldn’t, it was likely dead in the water. This weekend marked year three of the midwest fair, and exhibitors and attendees remarked on the palpable momentum. 19 Chicago galleries participated, the highest number yet, and EXPO continued to draw galleries from around the world, including repeat exhibitors like New York’s CRG Gallery who has been on board all three years, and Diana Lowenstein Gallery of Miami, who has…
  • Another GIF Show: Fruit-Tickling, and Wrath

    Whitney Kimball
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The GIF shows just keep coming. Along with “Wallpapers” and “GIF Free For All”, we now can thank “The Limited Collection” for 33 new GIFS. Organized by the London/Berlin-based La Scatola Gallery, curators Rozsa Zita Farkas and Valentina Fois are rolling out one GIF a day, through the end of the month, on tumblr. The “limited” refers to the fact that come October, the GIFs will be taken down and archived in a limited edition version to be sold by the gallery. As Tom Moody (a participating artist) points out on his blog, “The GIFs will continue to circulate on the internet and…
  • Friday Links: Extreme Nerd Alert

    Paddy Johnson
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Photograph: Michael Jang “If there was ever an academic space that combined a Woodstock party sensibility with the clever pragmatism of an indelible business magnate, it was the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s.” But how can we learn more about this time? Portrait photographer Michael Jang has one answer. He’s been releasing the photos he took as a student during that time on Instagram. So cool. [Nerve, Instagram] Summer sure was short lived. We’re already back to talking about record breaking auctions. This week, 26 artists in the Phillips’ “Under the Influence”…
  • Nick Kegeyan’s Dinosaur Optics

    Whitney Kimball
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Tumblr star and recent SAIC grad Nick Kegeyan culls much of his inspiration from the GIFs of Geocities days. This makes me think that this dinosaur, titled “calargy”, takes a leaf from the “SpinningDancer“, the left brain-right brain optical illusion created in 2003 by Nobuyuki Kayahura at the Procreo Flash Design Laboratory. But based on Kegeyan’s own explanation of a similar pivoting chicken, this could have just as much to do with dinosaurs in Calgary, or frames. Either way, brains are fighting each other right now.
  • Godard’s “Goodbye to Language”: The Importance of a Dog

    Whitney Kimball
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    What strikes you as a fairly mundane question midway through Godard’s new 3D film, “Goodbye to Language”, turns out to be core thesis material. “Left and right were inverted, but not top to bottom. Why?” asks the narrator, like a film professor who’s paused the graceful tracking shot in Citizen Kane to talk about framing decisions, rather than letting the class enjoy the movie. Such is the poetic vision of what might be Godard’s final film: the focus is non-focus, and in-between moments. Cannes critics have been going crazy over the film’s 3D optical effects; apparently one…
 
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  • Afraid of Sending Too Many Emails to Your List?

    Alyson Stanfield
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You have a lot going on. Back-to-back-to-back exhibitions, openings, and events. How do you make sure the people on your list receive invitations without bugging them too much? ©2013 Nadia Nadege, Caminus. Mixed media on wood, 42 x 62 inches. Used with permission. Building on my recent article about a schedule for your marketing tasks, I thought it might be helpful to cover a schedule for email – specifically for those times when you have a packed calendar. Newsletter Content Your newsletter or ezine is sent on schedule no matter what. If you promise monthly, you send it monthly, which, by…
  • Out of Practice: The Physics of Your Art Business

    Alyson Stanfield
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The reason you’re out of ideas is that you’re out of practice. I was so proud of saying this to a client the other day that I asked her to hold while I wrote down the quote. I knew to write it down because I’m in the practice of gathering ideas for my writing. I have a regular writing schedule. I can’t say the same for a studio schedule. No Studio Practice When Barbara Gilhooly and Ayn Hanna called for “heart art” for their commitment ceremony, I wanted to make a heart for them so badly. I stewed over it for three months before giving up. I had a twinkle of an idea, but no vision…
  • A Cheat Sheet for Your Art Marketing Tasks

    Alyson Stanfield
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you ever wonder what a regular marketing schedule for your art would look like? Every week I comb through the hundreds of ideas I have for articles because I always find something new. Something that didn’t strike a chord a year ago suddenly calls my name. I found this request deep in my filing system: I find it helpful to be reminded of what I can do or perhaps really should do on a daily, weekly, monthly, etc. basis. ©Jane LaFazio, Artichoke Family. Watercolor and color pencil. Used with permission. The cheat sheet that follows is for Julie and everyone who finds comfort in knowing…
  • The Strength of Artists as a Community

    Alyson Stanfield
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I struggle for ways to acknowledge this solemn anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Should I ignore the date on my calendar, or try to write something profoundly moving? ©Gail Haile, Setting Sun Mandala. Photo collage. Used with permission. Usually I ignore the date in my emails and on my blog, which seems more appropriate for my audience. This year I had an idea to use this space to focus on one of my top values and priorities: community. Community is a value I absorbed from my mother and is something we cherished following September 11, 2001. The Strength of Artists as a Community I…
  • How to Decide What Marketing Tasks to Invest In

    Alyson Stanfield
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Your marketing mix is a blend of actions you take – both online and offline – to promote your art.  Your ideal mix is your ideal mix and nobody else’s. You have to figure out what works best for you. At the same time, all of the options for where to spend time and energy could drive a person batty. ©Brady Allen, Internecine. Oil, 32 x 48 inches. Used with permission. Should you be on Twitter? Should you start a business page on Facebook? Should you purchase an ad? I suggest considering 3 criteria for deciding whether or not to make a task part of your marketing mix. 1. You are seeing…
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  • Rhizome Today

    Rhizome
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Chadwick Rantanen solo show at STANDARD(OSLO) in early 2014
  • Contagion! James Hoff's infected media

    DeForrest Brown, Jr. and Nora N. Khan
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Music video by Nic Hamilton for James Hoff, Blaster (PAN, 2014). In 2003, the Blaster Worm was a formidable security breach. A blended threat, rolling bad code into elements of various viruses and worms, it moved swift and ruthless across four hundred thousand Microsoft computers within two weeks. For his record Blaster, released last month on the Berlin-based label PAN, artist James Hoff used the Blaster computer virus to warp beats from the 808 drum machine into a fungal aural mass.  Disrupting an image, a sound, or a form with "bad data" is a common technique in glitch art: introduce a…
  • Announcing the 10 Artists Shortlisted for the Prix Net Art

    Rhizome
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Rhizome and Beijing-based TASML and CAT/CCIA are proud to announce the artists in competition for the inaugural Prix Net Art. This is a "no-strings attached" $10,000 prize recognizing the past work and future promise of one artist making outstanding work on the internet. A second $5,000 distinction will also be awarded. The jury—comprising Michael Connor, Rhizome curator; Samantha Culp, curator; Zhang Ga, curator and Director of TASML and Director of CAT / CCIA; and Sabine Himmelsbach, artistic director of HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)—considered over 160 nominations for this…
  • As Queer Listening: An Interview with Sergei Tcherepnin

    Charles Eppley
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Sergei Tcherepnin, Ear Tone Box (Pied Piper Disappears), 2013. Microsuede, wood, zinc, silk, transducers, amplifier, iPod. Image courtesy Murray Guy. From a poster by Center for Experimental Lectures.  In January 2014, the artist Sergei Tcherepnin participated in a lecture series organized by the Center for Experimental Lectures at Recess. The evening was dedicated to investigating sound as an artistic material, both material and psychological, and also featured philosopher Christoph Cox. While Cox discussed the idea of sound as a pre-linguistic material, Tcherepnin took the opportunity to…
  • Announcing the 5 Internet Art Microgrants Awardees

    Kimmo Modig
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Dear Rhizome, Firstly, thank you for the ride everyone. Then, a thought: There's something about the whole proposal/open call culture that doesn't feel right for art. When an idea gains too much coherence—and that's what a proposal scheme guides us to create—it's hard to see how it still can be exciting as an artistic gesture. Bonus tip for future jurors: The decision process gets way more complicated if you end up spying on contestants' social media profiles. #Winning Deanna & Jack, Well, Actually: a journal of vernacular criticism! PDF-based quarterly open to "criticism as it…
 
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  • Air France message to pilots, patrons: 'let them eat cake'

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    untitled (Bertoias) 2012 I spotted this group in the MoMA Sculpture Garden today at about 5:30, when friends and I were leaving the museum. The Bertoia chairs were waiting patiently for the audience to assemble.
  • it was never the shame of the blow job,

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    but the shame of sentencing the man to prison, and it endures today Henry Cowell at the Forest Theater, Carmel, 1913 (we were all once very young) Henry Cowell, born in the last years of the 19h century, was a brilliant composer, one of the wildest, most original of the 20th century, and his work remains radical today in the 21st. He was also a magnificent pianist, in great demand all over the world while still in his 20s. Two months after his 40th birthday he was arrested in his Menlo Park home on a 'morals' charge, and two months after that he began a 15-year term in San Quentin prison. He…
  • where the sun almost never visits

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    lines (empire) 2014 The sun is able to reach this wall, fifteen feet from the window, only secondhand: It needs the help of a casement across the street, propped opened at just the right angle.
  • kale, for better and for worse

    18 Oct 2013 | 5:32 pm
    untitled (kale wave) 2013 I saw this wave of ornamental kale assembled inside the pedestrianized area of Broadway just to the east of the Flatiron Building today, and snapped this picture with my phone camera. The little guys were waiting to be distributed around the neighborhood, where they will be transplanted into large pots or sidewalk cuts, usually at the base of a small tree. One of New York's ways of recognizing the arrival of fall is to replace the flowering plants which had graced the streets during the summer (yeah, things certainly have changed around here since the 70s and early…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • The Commission, Part 7

    Jeffrey Hayes
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Work has been coming along nicely on the painting, including the intricate designs on the bowl of cherries.One interesting feature that you can see in this snapshot is the foundation for the 2 cherries in the lower right-hand area. I've brushed in a layer of pure Venetian Red, which will serve as a good strong base for further work on the cherries. The next step will be to model them to capture their actual shape and to apply surface details and highlights.
  • The Commission, Part 6

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

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

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

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

    tom moody
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Three "long-form" posts that give you something to think about: Netherlands-based cyber-thinker Geert Lovink considers the state of theory after the Sn0wd3n m0m3nt. (Caution: arty not-safe-for-work photo from e-flux also graces the page.) This essay from April 2014 makes a nice (though more opaque) bookend to the talk by cybersecurity expert Dan Geer about opting-out. Lovink isn't saying we should opt out, precisely, but acknowledges a "God is dead" situation for new media types: after the years of accelerated transparency and sharing that were going to change everything we suddenly realized…
  • Small Universe Model in The Limited Collection

    tom moody
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    My GIF Small Universe Model appears today on Tumblr for the online portion of the The Limited Collection exhibit, organized by La Scatola Gallery (based in London, Berlin, and the internet). See previous post about the show. This is the anti-aliased Tumblr conversion remix -- the original is 1000 x 1000 pixels and much sharper, pixel-wise. Presumably that will go in the limited edition version but the gallery hasn't restricted the artists from posting on their own pages so I will put it up eventually.
  • Surge Molecule (Inverted)

    tom moody
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    ink jet prints, photocopies, linen tape 13 x 13 inches 2014
  • art-pizza connection belabored

    tom moody
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Yesterday (Sept 16) Rhizome.org's ephemero-blog "Rhizome Today" quoted a post of mine (thanks!) but the link appears to have been broken; 'twas my documentation of a Double Happiness exhibit at VertexList gallery in 2008. A laptop "eating" a slice of pizza, slightly visible in that post, was featured more prominently in a Rhizome post on the same show a couple of years after mine. Rhizome's photo became the "hero image" this week for a trendspotting article in The Hairpin about the so-called "snackwave" phenomenon. Rhizome Today listed a few net art-pizza precedents and asked if it was…
  • T1-T3 connection

    tom moody
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    hat tip Jeffrey Henderson for left panel
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • "You Will Know" at Hionas Gallery

    Dennis
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
  • Titulos

    Dennis
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Titles. These are the paintings installed in the show at Hionas Gallery, LES/NYC, September 7-October 5, 2014. Did you know that I use this blog as a title reservoir? After I finish a painting, I scroll through the blog...
  • Opening Today

    Dennis
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    This afternoon, Sunday, September 7, 2014 between 5 and 7pm at Hionas Gallery, 127 Forsyth Street, NYC 10002, Peter Hinoas and I will open a solo show of my paintings. I'd love to see you there! The show was...
  • Words Floated to Mind

    Dennis
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Words Floated to Mind 2014 #469 110x100cm...
  • Too Stark Even So

    Dennis
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Too Stark Even So 2014 #468 150x120cm...
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  • As Basel Looms, Top Galleries Flee Wynwood for Downtown and the Beach

    Onajide Shabaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    As Basel Looms, Top Galleries Flee Wynwood for Downtown and the Beach: “For Fredric Snitzer, the magic has vanished from Miami’s hottest cultural district. The pioneering gallery owner has launched the careers of homegrown talent such as Hernan Bas, Naomi Fisher, and Bert Rodriguez from the Wynwood emporium he opened in 2003. But the increasingly raucous art walk now…” (Via Miami New Times | Complete Issue.)
  • Exhibition at NSU Museum in Fort Lauderdale explores insider, outsider artist questions through the prism of race

    Onajide Shabaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Exhibition at NSU Museum in Fort Lauderdale explores insider, outsider artist questions through the prism of race: “New exhibit at NSU in Fort Lauderdale plays havoc with sense of place.” (Via MiamiHerald.com: Visual Arts & Architecture.)
  • Miami’s Cannonball launches effort to improve discourse over art and artists

    Onajide Shabaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Miami’s Cannonball launches effort to improve discourse over art and artists: “In many ways, Miami’s art scene is thriving — it has artists, galleries, major art fairs, a new museum, top art collectors and collections, art walks that draw hundreds of people.” (Via MiamiHerald.com: Visual Arts & Architecture.)
  • To catch an art forger

    Onajide Shabaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    To catch an art forger: “The documentary ‘Art and Craft’ pits the troubled character who copied art to donate to museums, and the obsessed registrar who tracked him down” (Via The Art Newspaper – RSS.)
  • Andy Goldsworthy, artist: ‘I wanted to make art. I would’ve done that as a gardener or signing on’

    Onajide Shabaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Andy Goldsworthy, artist: 'I wanted to make art. I would've done that as a gardener or signing on': “Andy Goldsworthy lives in Penpont, a small village in the glorious rolling countryside 40 minutes from Dumfries in Scotland. He moved there in 1986 because it was cheap, living first in a small flat until he and his family – he has four children – moved into this house that was designed with much of his work literally embedded in the walls.” (Via The Independent – Features RSS Feed.)
 
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  • Are We Trapped With Dystopian Movies Forever?

    Suzi Steffen
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    “After so many totalitarian bummer allegories of varying quality, audiences, I suspect, are good and hungry for something off-world and a little less dire, set in galaxies far, far away.”
  • Top AJBlogs For 09.21.14

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On the Future of the Metropolitan Opera (continued) AJBlog: Unanswered Question | Published 2014-09-22 DIA Can Play Hardball Too AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-21 More Triumphs And Woes For Frank Gehry AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-19 Neutral Milk Hotel at the Hollywood Bowl AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Night at the museum AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-09-19 Was Adorno Right? AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Across to the Other Side AJBlog: We The Audience | Published 2014-09-21 [ssba_hide}
  • Pop Music Is So 20th Century – Classical Music Is Of The Now

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “Now that all music is about the past, and about a curation of taste into playlists, now that fashions and musical progress have collapsed, discernment wiped out, classical music takes a new place in time, not old or defunct, but part of the current choice.”
  • The Elephant In The Boston Music World: The City Needs A Real Opera House

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    “Astonishingly, given its cultural accomplishments, Boston has no purpose-built home for opera, with an adequately sized pit and acoustics friendly to the natural human voice. Of the 10 largest cities in the country, it is the only one without a dedicated home for this art form.”
  • New York’s New Identity Card Comes With A Lot Of Free Culture

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    “The incentives are meant, in part, to encourage cultural activity among immigrants and other New Yorkers who may feel they cannot afford to visit the symphony or ballet. That anyone can sign up is by design: The de Blasio administration clearly hopes the cards will be embraced by a wide swath of residents, reducing any potential stigma they may carry.”
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  • Urban Nation's Project M/5, Berlin

    John Trippe
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    BERLIN --- Last month we showed you some pics from behind the scenes of Berlin's Urban Nation and forgot to show you the completed murals by Above, David Walker, Klone Yourself and Don John plus indoor walls/pieces by Anders Gjennestad aka Strøk, James Bullough, 45rpm, Yohnagao, Eli Troinin and Bosoletti. Better late than never. Photos: Henrik Haven
  • Photography by Brett Walker

    John Trippe
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    San Francisco Brett Walker shoots wonderful photos when he's not working at Four Barrel coffee. He can also be found swimming in the San Francisco Bay or biking up our down the coast on his off hours.
  • Interview w/ Chris Burch

    John Trippe
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    In my opinion Chris is in all respects an MVP amongst artists. He is truly is a living part of art history.  Shit, he is one of those people that will change the world.  He keeps an accepting yet critical eye on the evolution of art, his craft, and humanity as a whole. He is a complex, deeply feeling, unbelievably intelligent and talented, compassionate thinker and creator.  A man who dwells in intellect and logic as well as mysticism and spirituality.  He can break you down with Goya, can school you on James Baldwin, can go deep into Miles Davis' catalogue, can tell you…
  • Shepard Fairey's Urban Nation Mural - Berlin

    John Trippe
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Shepard Fairey working on his new mural in Berlin, which he painted during the weekend for Urban Nation's "One Wall" Project. Photos: Henrik Haven"Urban Nation has entered the 6th edition of its ongoing Project "One Wall" to which they invited Shepard Fairey to Berlin - this is part of the UN trying to bring together artists , curators, creatives and communities from all over the world to support creative projects worldwide."
  • "Nice Pups" by Eric Yahnker

    John Trippe
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Anything Eric Yahnker does we're on board (check his last solo show at London's Paradise Row).His current show “Walk-Ins Welcome” at Marlborough (Broome St.), NYC opened last Friday featuring: Nina Beier, A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard, Barb Choit, Juan Downey, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Donald Judd, Leigh Ledare, Tony Matelli, John Miller and Takuji Kogo, Matthew Palladino, David Scanavino, Josh Tonsfeldt, Devin Troy Strother, Jonas Wood, and Eric Yahnker.More info/press release here. "Nice Pups" by Eric Yahnker
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  • Learning with body participation through motion-sensing technologies

    DanP
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Have you ever thought that your body movements can be transformed into learning stimuli and help to deal with abstract concepts? Subjects in natural science contain plenty of abstract concepts which are difficult to understand through reading-based materials, in particular for younger learners who are at the stage of developing their cognitive ability. For example, elementary school students would find it hard to distinguish the differences in similar concepts of fundamental optics such as concave lens imaging versus convex lens imaging. By performing a simulated exercise in person, learners…
  • Why you should never trust a pro

    Alice
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    A few years ago a friend of mine and I were intent on learning German. We were both taking an adult beginning German class together and were trying to make sense of what the teacher was telling us. As time progressed I began to use CDs in my car to practice the language everyday. I could repeat a lot of the phrases and slowly built up my ability to speak. From 2007-2009, I had the good fortune of spending three summers in Berlin doing research thanks to a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Over time I was able to speak more and more German and my approach of spending lots…
  • An interview with Shadi Hamid

    Daniella Frangione
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    With turmoil in the Middle East, from Egypt’s changing government to the emergence of the Isalmic State, we recently sat down with Shadi Hamid, author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East, to discuss about his research before and during the Arab Spring, working with Islamists across the Middle East, and his thoughts on the future of the region. In your recent New York Times essay “The Brotherhood Will Be Back,” you argue that there is still support for the mixing of religion and politics, despite the Muslim Brotherhood’s recent failure in…
  • Peace treaties that changed the world

    Alice
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    From their remotest origins, treaties have fulfilled numerous different functions. Their contents are as diverse as the substance of human contacts across borders themselves. From pre-classical Antiquity to the present, they have not only been used to govern relations between governments, but also to regulate the position of foreigners or to organise relations between citizens of different polities. The backbones of the ‘classical law of nations’ or the jus publicum Europaeum of the late 17th and 18th centuries were the networks of bilateral treaties between the princes and republics of…
  • The problem with moral knowledge

    RachelM
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Traveling through Scotland, one is struck by the number of memorials devoted to those who lost their lives in World War I. Nearly every town seems to have at least one memorial listing the names of local boys and men killed in the Great War (St. Andrews, where I am spending the year, has more than one). Scotland endured a disproportionate number of casualties in comparison with most other Allied nations as Scotland’s military history and the Scots’ reputation as particularly effective fighters contributed to both a proportionally greater number of Scottish recruits as well as a tendency…
 
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  • New York – Christopher Williams: “The Production Line Of Happiness” At MoMA Through November 2nd, 2014

    E. Heinz
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Christopher Williams, Cutaway model Nikon EM. Shutter:/Electronically governed Seiko metal blade shutter vertical travel with speeds from 1/1000 to 1 second with a manual speed of 1/90th./Meter: Center-weighted Silicon Photo Diode, ASA 25-1600/EV2-18 (with ASA film and 1.8 lens)/Aperture Priority automatic exposure/Lens Mount: Nikon F mount, AI coupling (and later) only/Flash: Synchronization at 1/90 via hot [...]
  • Absolut Vodka Plans Bottle Design Based on 1980′s Andy Warhol Collaboration

    D. Creahan
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Absolut Vodka has rolled out a new marketing campaign heavily indebted to Andy Warhol’s own designs for the brand in the 1980′s, inscribing a limited edition bottle with a design the artist created for an Absolut print ad in 1985/86.  “Warhol is an icon and Absolut has a fantastic heritage of collaborating with him,” said [...]
  • Anselm Kiefer Interviewed in Financial Times

    D. Creahan
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The Financial Times interviews painter Anselm Kiefer in his studio this week, discussing his ongoing approach to Germany’s turbulent history, his upcoming show at the Royal Academy in London, and his own relationship to his work.  “You cannot avoid beauty in a work of art,” he says.  “You can take the most terrible subject and automatically [...]
  • Financial Times Looks at the Presence of Corporate Backing in the Arts

    D. Creahan
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The Financial Times analyzes the current protest fervor over the presence of sponsorship and advertising dollars currently at play in the contemporary art world, noting major disputes at the São Paolo and Gwangju Biennials, as well as the ongoing protests over BP’s sponsorship of the Tate.  “Creativity has become . . .instrumentalized both by capitalism [...]
  • Dia’s New Director Jessica Morgan Interviewed in WSJ

    Sam
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The Wall Street Journal interviews Jessica Morgan this week, the newly appointed director of New York’s Dia Foundation.  Morgan, who takes over for Philippe Vergne, recounts her earliest memories of art in her home, and some of her first ambitious projects, including a 2003 show at the Tate Modern.  ”It was a bit of a [...]
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  • Humorous Action Figure Street Art by Crummy Gummy

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Paintings by artist Martine Johanna, from her solo show “The Grand Illusion of Sanity” which is up right now at Walls Gallery in Amsterdam. See more paintings below! View the whole post: Martine Johanna over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Scott Pommier for Flaunt

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Beautiful photos by photographer Scott Pommier for Flaunt Magazine. Watch the short video he directed below. View the whole post: Scott Pommier for Flaunt over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Artist Pogo Brilliantly Remixes Disney Films into the Chillest Music

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    I’ve featured Nick Bertke aka Pogo many times before (see here, and here, and my favourite here), his downtempo remixes of Disney films have swept the Internet several times over. His latest “The Trouble” features samples from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid. Watch “The Trouble” below, it will instantly put you in a good mood. View the whole post: Artist Pogo Brilliantly Remixes Disney Films into the Chillest Music over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Adam Amengual

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Adam Amengual. More below. View the whole post: Adam Amengual over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Pascaline Lefebvre

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    This is my favourite comic; it’s exactly my face when my dad would clean my ears when I was a kid. More drawings by Montreal-based illustrator Pascaline Lefebvre below. View the whole post: Pascaline Lefebvre over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWSgrist
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Wayland Rudd Collection First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe Opens June 20, 2014First Floor Gallery Harare is very pleased to present The Wayland Rudd Collection, a collaborative project organized byYevgeniy Fiks that focuses on the representation of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet visual culture. A point of departure for this project is Fiks’ collection of over 200 Soviet images (paintings, movie stills, posters, graphics, etc.) of Africans and African-Americans spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Fiks invited contemporary artists and academics to select one or more…
 
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  • Are We Trapped With Dystopian Movies Forever?

    Suzi Steffen
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    “After so many totalitarian bummer allegories of varying quality, audiences, I suspect, are good and hungry for something off-world and a little less dire, set in galaxies far, far away.”
  • Top AJBlogs For 09.21.14

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On the Future of the Metropolitan Opera (continued) AJBlog: Unanswered Question | Published 2014-09-22 DIA Can Play Hardball Too AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-21 More Triumphs And Woes For Frank Gehry AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-19 Neutral Milk Hotel at the Hollywood Bowl AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Night at the museum AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-09-19 Was Adorno Right? AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Across to the Other Side AJBlog: We The Audience | Published 2014-09-21 [ssba_hide}
  • Pop Music Is So 20th Century – Classical Music Is Of The Now

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “Now that all music is about the past, and about a curation of taste into playlists, now that fashions and musical progress have collapsed, discernment wiped out, classical music takes a new place in time, not old or defunct, but part of the current choice.”
  • The Elephant In The Boston Music World: The City Needs A Real Opera House

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    “Astonishingly, given its cultural accomplishments, Boston has no purpose-built home for opera, with an adequately sized pit and acoustics friendly to the natural human voice. Of the 10 largest cities in the country, it is the only one without a dedicated home for this art form.”
  • New York’s New Identity Card Comes With A Lot Of Free Culture

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    “The incentives are meant, in part, to encourage cultural activity among immigrants and other New Yorkers who may feel they cannot afford to visit the symphony or ballet. That anyone can sign up is by design: The de Blasio administration clearly hopes the cards will be embraced by a wide swath of residents, reducing any potential stigma they may carry.”
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  • 100 Leading Ladies

    Rachael Steven
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Artist Maggi Hambling, awarded a CBE in 2010 Photographer Nancy Honey has compiled portraits of 100 inspirational senior women for a new project which aims to challenge perceptions of age and celebrate lesser-known female role models. 100 Leading Ladies features images of women aged over 55  who have been influential in their field, from fashion to art, medicine, science and politics. As well as Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki, journalist Kirsty Wark and feminist writer Germaine Greer, subjects include Patricia Scotland, the first female attorney general for England and Wales, Daphne Selfe,…
  • London Design Festival: East London Treats

    Eliza Williams
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    The London Design Festival continues this weekend, with a selection of great shows across the city. Here's our pick of those out east... LDF is dominated by product design, but those searching for examples of digital and interactive design would be wise to head down to Tent, at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, which is hosting 'Tokyo Designers Week in London 2014 – Tokyo Imagine', a selection of work showcasing Japanese tech creativity. There is a multitude of great work to see here, ranging from the fun – a merry-go-round with a movie projected onto it – to the more mind-blowing,…
  • Save the Bees!

    Antonia Wilson
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    London beekeepers Barnes & Webb launch their Save the Bees campaign this weekend, with an exhibition of unique bee-themed art created by well-known artists and illustrators. Recent years have seen a dramatic fall in the Honey Bee population worldwide, in part due to pesticides and reduction in biodiversity. Honey Bees pollinate a vast amount of our food, therefore if the population continues to decline at such a rate, we could be faced with severe agricultural and environmental problems. Barnes & Webb are developing a series of cultural and educational initiatives to raise awareness…
  • The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel just wants to be liked

    Eliza Williams
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam is looking for more Facebook likes, and is going about getting them in a typically deadpan fashion... The hotel has built a reputation for blunt reality in its advertising, which is created by KesselsKramer. Previous campaigns have featured lines such as 'Now a door in every room!' and 'Sorry for being wonderful at not welcoming you', as well as before and after shots of guests, which show them looking suitably haggard on their departure. It is not accommodation for those looking for luxury is the general message. This new work is in a similar vein,…
  • SomeOne helps The Children's Society tell 'hard truths'

    Patrick Burgoyne
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:53 am
    Rebranding a charity involves a complex process of consultation and research. David Law of SomeOne talks to CR about the work that went into its new brand identity for The Children's Society and the issues it hopes to address The charity sector is every bit as competitive as any other ‘marketplace'. YouGov's CharityIndex has become an important measure as charities compare their performance to their peers. Currently, the top three positions in the ‘Buzz' index, which measures "whether people have heard good versus bad news about a charity in the previous two weeks" are held by Macmillan,…
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    ArtsJournal

  • Are We Trapped With Dystopian Movies Forever?

    Suzi Steffen
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    “After so many totalitarian bummer allegories of varying quality, audiences, I suspect, are good and hungry for something off-world and a little less dire, set in galaxies far, far away.”
  • Top AJBlogs For 09.21.14

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On the Future of the Metropolitan Opera (continued) AJBlog: Unanswered Question | Published 2014-09-22 DIA Can Play Hardball Too AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-21 More Triumphs And Woes For Frank Gehry AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-09-19 Neutral Milk Hotel at the Hollywood Bowl AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Night at the museum AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-09-19 Was Adorno Right? AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-09-19 Across to the Other Side AJBlog: We The Audience | Published 2014-09-21 [ssba_hide}
  • Pop Music Is So 20th Century – Classical Music Is Of The Now

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “Now that all music is about the past, and about a curation of taste into playlists, now that fashions and musical progress have collapsed, discernment wiped out, classical music takes a new place in time, not old or defunct, but part of the current choice.”
  • The Elephant In The Boston Music World: The City Needs A Real Opera House

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    “Astonishingly, given its cultural accomplishments, Boston has no purpose-built home for opera, with an adequately sized pit and acoustics friendly to the natural human voice. Of the 10 largest cities in the country, it is the only one without a dedicated home for this art form.”
  • New York’s New Identity Card Comes With A Lot Of Free Culture

    Suzi Steffen
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    “The incentives are meant, in part, to encourage cultural activity among immigrants and other New Yorkers who may feel they cannot afford to visit the symphony or ballet. That anyone can sign up is by design: The de Blasio administration clearly hopes the cards will be embraced by a wide swath of residents, reducing any potential stigma they may carry.”
 
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    MAKING A MARK

  • Who's made a mark in art? September 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    POLL: Should people be able to photograph art in galleries & museums?Right click to see a larger version Nearly 50% of the respondent's to last month's POLL: Photography in Art Galleries and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who painted this? #62

    Katherine Tyrrell
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Who painted this? #62 Apologies for the delay in restarting Who Painted This? I wasn't planning on having to move quite so many websites in quite so short a space of time - and getting ready for an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition opened to the public on Monday and continues until 5pm on Saturday 20th September in the (large) West Gallery of the Mall Galleries in London. I definitely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: Derwent Art Prize 2014 Exhibition

    Katherine Tyrrell
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    The Derwent Art Prize 2014 celebrates pencil art and its current exhibition at the Mall Galleries is very successful at demonstrating the range of artwork and approaches to making art that can be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Derwent Prize Exhibition 2014 - Other prizewinners

    Katherine Tyrrell
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Further to yesterday's post Derwent Art Prize 2014 - ineligible drawing wins first prize?,  the other prizewinners are detailed below - with photographs of the winners where I have them and my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Invitation: A good-bye party and the DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    The annual DUMBO Arts Festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28, which, sadly, will also be my last weekend in the neighborhood. [Image at top: A snap from my first week in the studio back in June]Please stop by our open studio reception at 68 Jay Street, Studio 510A on Friday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 pm. I've invited Thomas Micchelli, co-editor of Hyperallergic Weekend, to hang some of his work alongside the paintings I made while I've been "in residence." Micchelli and I are both interested in a hybrid painting-drawing combo, and…
  • September 16: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / September 16, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.LOWER EAST SIDE Two Two One: Corey Escoto; Dave Hardy; EJ Hauser; David Stein / Regina Rex / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 10/26 Opening 9/21 (7-9 PM)Salon / (harbor) / 221 Madsion (new location) / thru 10/? Opening 9/21 (7-9 PM)Cara Benedetto / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru 10/12Nick Kline / R.Jampol / 191 Henry / thru 10/12Orly Genger; James Siena / Sargent’s…
  • Tamsin Doherty asks "What is a creative life?"

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    In the September issue of The Brooklyn Rail, Tamsin Doherty contributed a book review of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a book of 40 artists' essays (one of which I wrote) edited by artist Sharon Louden. The book has been widely praised as a resource for young artists and a pep talk for older ones, but Doherty, a 2014 Pratt BFA grad, was unmoved.[Image: Tamsin Doherty, Untitled, 2013, acrylic and oil on canvas, 38 x 42 inches. Images are from the artist's website.]Click for full story / links
  • Perfection: Tomma Abts and Helene Appel

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Is perfection making a comeback? In exhibitions at David Zwirner and James Cohan, Tomma Abts (b. Germany 1967) and Helene Appel (b. Germany 1976) certainly make a case that focus and exactitude are still meaningful approaches. [Image: Tomma Abts @ David Zwirner]Click for full story / links
  • Eric Wesley's daily status updates

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I like reading other people's diaries, especially artists, and so naturally I was drawn to Eric Wesley's new work at Bortolami. The show features paintings of his daily progress status reports--a combination of to-do lists and daily calendar entries.[Image at top: Eric Wesley, slideshow of paintings in the show at Bortolami]  Click for full story / links
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Thoughts on Creativity

    Martha Marshall
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Bon Voyage 4 – collage, 8×8″ on 11×11″ backing This morning a friend posted this wonderful quote about creativity on his facebook page: To Fit Together Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is to fit together and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating—whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day. Corita Kent Source: Learning by Heart And then I realized this is from a book that I have never read. Are…
  • Studio Update and Vacation News

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers

    Barney Davey
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The importance of networking for artists cannot be overstated. Are your low sales due to not enough qualified buyers seeing your art? You will go far in fixing the problem by learning effective... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The First Rule of the Art Business

    Barney Davey
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    You must understand and obey the first rule of the art business. Rule #1 is based on the ironclad premise that on the business side of your career nothing happens until somebody buys your art. You... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Selling Art in Interior Design Centers

    Barney Davey
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Investigate selling art in interior design centers to make wholesale art sales. An art sales showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point, North Carolina Let’s start with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kickstarter Art Project Success Story

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

    Barney Davey
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Selling art to interior designers will boost your career. Here’s how: 1.            Stress-free, quick sales 2.            Get paid immediately 3.            Curriculum vitae or resume not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Jean Robie still life

    Charley Parker
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Flowers and fruit, Jean-Baptiste Robie A stunning tour de force of subtle color, texture, light and dark by the Belgian still life painter. On Google Art Project, high-resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and measures roughly 64×54 inches (164x137cm). As is often the case, the museum’s reproduction and that on the Google Art Project don’t quite agree. The Google image seems too warm and saturated; the museum’s version looks crisp but cold in comparison, particularly in the color of the metal. Having never…
  • beinArt Collective returns

    Charley Parker
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Founded in 2002 by Jon Beinart as the “beinArt Australian Surreal Art Collective” and expanded internationally in 2006 as the “beinAart International Surreal Art Collective”, the beinArt Collective has long been a web destination, publisher and sponsor of group exhibitions for artists working in the areas of strange, surreal, fantastic, psychedelic, visionary and outsider art. Aficionados of these genres have found the website, and its reserve of artist galleries, missing for a time now, while founder Jon Beinart endeavored to bring the site up to date, reduce the…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Shishkin’s Mast Grove

    Charley Parker
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The Mast-tree Grove, Ivan Shishkin One of my favorites by the great Russian landscape painter, “Mast-tree Grove”, means a stand of trees suitable for making the masts of large sailing ships. I have to stand back in awe at the way he has handled a subject that could be reduced to sameness in the hands of a lesser painter. As you scan across the painting, Shishkin treats you to a dozen different sets of foreground to background relationships. The entire, complex scene reads clearly and simply at any distance, thanks to his deft control of his compositional elements and lighting…
  • “Solstice”: solo exhibition of Aron Wieseifeld at Arcadia Contemporary Soho

    Charley Parker
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    “Solstice” is the title of a solo exhibition of the work of Aron Wieseifeld at Arcadia Contemporary, Soho, that runs from today to October 3, 2014. There is a book signing at the gallery on Saturday, September 20th at noon, at which Wiesenfeld will be signing copies of his new book, The Well (more here). In addition to his enigmatic, thought-provoking, semi-narrative paintings, the book (and presumably the exhibition) features a number of Wiesenfeld’s recent charcoal drawings, which I personally like very much. For more, see the the gallery’s regular portfolio…
  • Yulia Brodskaya

    Charley Parker
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Illustrator and gallery artist Yulia Brodskaya uses colored paper — cut and bent into strips and carefully arranged in linear, textural patterns — to create her images. This is a traditional technique called quilling. Brodskaya’s website has galleries of both her illustration and gallery art, though unfortunately reproduced in small images; which is odd, as some of her work is quite large in scale. You can find some larger images of her illustration and typographic work in her News section and on some of the other articles and blog posts linked below. There is a brief…
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    Culturepush

  • Movement. Art by Chow Chee Yong & Yang Jie

    Culturepush
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) Movement is an exhibition which showcases two local artists. Featuring the photographic series ‘Light Trails’ by renowned photographer, Chow Chee Yong, and installations by up and coming conceptual installation artist Yang Jie, entitled ‘Pendulamp’ and ‘Astrolabe’. Brought together for the first time, their works create a contemplative and whimsical environment. Chow Chee Yong’s documentation of the lives of inanimate objects in the night is both quiet and stark, capturing the movement of cranes, slowly painting the night sky. Yang Jie’s…
  • Architectural Decoration: Negotiating Symbols Across Time & Place

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    I don’t think it’d be an exaggeration to claim that I was bowled over when Basheer posted these images on their Facebook page. And when you come across something truly special, it deserves digging a little deeper. Multidisciplinary designer Jesvin Yeo is responsible for this  beautifully constructed ‘architectural decoration’ which just won her the Red Dot award in the category of Communication Design. Here is Jesvin on her project. “This special publication is an introductory book to the symbolic images of Hokkien architectural-style temples. This book combines…
  • Spotted! Tok Xue Yi

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    An undergrad at Nanyang Technological University Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Animation), Tok Xue Yi is a creative octopus with a practice that stretches all the way across Illustration, Fine Art, Photography and Animation. Xue Yi is also the singer of The Huckleberry Friends. “I am interested in the exploration of varied styles and forms of visual representation. I believe that a good image is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is also conceptually strong and functional.”
  • Spotted! Zhang Fuming

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today we would like you to get all excited about the delightful woodcut creations from Zhang Fuming. It’s really refreshing to see someone utilising such a traditional method of printing in such a contemporary style. “I discovered my passion for Woodcut when I was a student in College as a Printmaking major. Despite the many options and resources available to me as a student, I was always drawn to wood carving for its accessibility. Materials needed for this technique basically consist of wood, carpentry tools, a wooden spoon and paper. Along the way, I began to immensely appreciate…
  • Re(Cut) by Engku Nur Hafiszah

    Michele Adriaens
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Over the last few weeks we have highlighted some of the artists from the Noise Apprenticeship Programme (TAP). To round off the series, we briefly chat to apprentice Engku Nur Hafiszah about her 2-Channel Video Re(Cut). The title of your project is Re(Cut) – can you tell us a little about that? “The idea was conceived when I was in the midst of doing an initial project idea for Noise about an old barbershop. Though I was there to do my research, I felt odd and slightly out-of-place being in a barbershop as I was the only hijab woman there, among a couple of men. I decided to explore…
 
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: Stay Puft at Ghostbusters art show! Come to City...

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

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

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

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    davelamorte: Finished a commissioned collage of #Tilly With #asburypark in the background No real surprises. This is a very recent commission that I just delivered to its new home. The forground is a recreation of my original Tilly papercut with a new plaid jacket. The background is an amalgam that I made to be the Asbury Park skyline. I just took some of my favorite buildings from the boardwalk and made my own scene.
  • davelamorte: I have been confusing and weirding out the...

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

  • Picturing Science

    ArtPlantae
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    The infographics we all enjoyed last week from Compound Interest are wonderful examples of how science concepts and processes can be presented visually. If you would like to introduce infographics into your classroom or program, you will want to read Using Infographics in the Science Classroom by chemistry teacher Rosemary Davidson. Davidson (2014) explains how […]
  • 17th Annual International at The Hort

    ArtPlantae
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York September 17 – November 26, 2014 The 17th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Art opens today at the Horticultural Society of New York. This annual exhibition has become New York’s premier showcase of contemporary botanical art. An opening […]
  • Paint the Flora of Puglia

    ArtPlantae
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    Travel to Puglia, Italy! Award-winning botanical artist Margaret Best will teach in southern Italy next Spring. Join Margaret to spend eight luxurious days exploring the “heel” of Italy’s boot. Travel highlights include visits to botanical gardens, local markets and historic UNESCO villages. Traveling artists will also participate in a cooking class and will have exclusive […]
  • The Chemistry of Plants

    ArtPlantae
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    We spend a lot of time talking about plants in response to the way they appear. We draw them and try to match their colors. But what makes them appear they way they do? Smell the way they do? Behave the way they do? Answers to these questions can be found at Compound Interest, a […]
  • Botanical Drawing Class Begins at Lewisham Arthouse

    ArtPlantae
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    A new ten-week class has been added to Classes Near You > England! 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 […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Tate breaks new records in 2013/14

    RobinM
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Tate breaks new records in 2013/14 The Rotunda with new central staircase © Hélène Binet Tate’s annual report for 2013/14 records that it has been another outstanding year for the institution with new milestones in lending and acquisitions. Key achievements of the year include: Tate lent works of art to a total of 282 venues, more than ever before. A total of 1,467 works were loaned over all, 791 to 149UKinstitutions and 676 to 133 venues internationally; 2013/14 was an outstanding year for acquisitions. Tate acquired works to the value of £33.6 million with 773 works byUKartists…
  • Tate icons to be seen all over the UK

    RobinM
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
     Tate icons to be seen all over the UK Tate icons to be seen all over the UK   Tracey Emin My Bed 1998 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2014 Photo credit: Courtesy The Saatchi Gallery, London / Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd     Iconic art works will be lent to museums and galleries all over theUKgiving audiences the chance to see some of Tate’s most famous works. Tracey Emin’s My Bed 1988, on long-term loan to Tate, will be shown at Turner Contemporary inMargate, Emin’s home town, as well as inLondon andLiverpool. This will provide a unique…
  • NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEWLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

    RobinM
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEWLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Dame Vivienne Westwood by Juergen Teller, 2014Copyright: National Portrait Gallery, London As London Fashion Week draws to a close, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled today its latest commissioned portrait – a photograph of Dame Vivienne Westwood in her garden by artist and photographer Juergen Teller. Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery and made possible by the J.P. Morgan Fund for New Commissions, the portrait has gone on public display for the first time today to celebrate ten years of…
  • Matisse is Tate’s most successful exhibition ever

    RobinM
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Matisse is Tate’s most successful exhibition ever Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition © Tate Photography Tate today announced that Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs received 562,622visitorsmaking it the most popular exhibition ever held at Tate and the first to receive over half a million people. Matisse Picasso at Tate Modern previously held the record as Tate’s most visited exhibition with 467,166 visitors in 2002. This is followed by the Damien Hirst exhibition with 463,087 visitors in 2012. Open for five months from 17 April to 7 September this year, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs was seen…
  • Derivative Works – When Do I Need Permission

    Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Derivative works – when do I need permission? – Robert Pugh used with permission Copyright gives the owner the right to: Reproduce the work Distribute copies of the work to the public Perform the work publicly Display the copyrighted work publicly Prepare derivative works based upon the work —————————– The right to produce derivative works is an important protection for the originator of a work as they can be a source of considerable income to the original artist – print reproductions, variations on the original, media…
 
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Jean Arp: 1886 – 1966

    Wendy Campbell
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement.  After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he was a founder of and exhibited with the Moderne Bund group. One year later, he began creating collages using paper and fabric and influenced by Cubist and Futurist art. Arp then traveled to Paris and Munich where he became aquainted with Robert and Sonia Delaunay Vasily Kandinsky,…
  • DAF Group Feature: Vol. 141

    Wendy Campbell
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    The DAF weekly Mixx is back!  Enjoy! Album 1
  • Grandma Moses – Anna Mary Robertson Moses: 1860-1961

    Wendy Campbell
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on September 7, 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses (aka Grandma Moses) was one of the most successful and renowned artists in America and possibly the best known American artist in Europe.  Born in a farming community in Greenwich, New York, Moses had little formal education and left home at the age of 12 to work as a hired girl on a nearby farm. She worked in this capacity until the age of 27 when she married Thomas Salmon Moses, a worker at the farm . Anna and Thomas invested in a farm in Virginia where they remained for twenty years.  During that time, Moses had ten children (5 died in…
  • Romare Bearden: 1911 – 1988

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

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

  • A drawing from my recent vacation....

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Ye olde "Dragon's Breath"... all the way from Cannon Beach, OR.
  • Bear book drawing...

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This is for the Bear Book that I'm working on for a publisher. They want it in the stores by January or February 2015... I'm working on it. The color version was in the previous post.
  • New color art!

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Bear Family... what will they do?
  • New ink drawing for Labor Day!

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Here's the final art I did for the Jack Kirby tribute show at The Piranha Shop in Seattle's Pioneer square tonight! It starts at 6pm... come see if you are in the area! :D 
 
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • "Happy Blues"

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

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

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

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

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

  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Art News From Around the World: NYC ID card holders get free museum membership. Auction season has begun again – with 26 artists setting new records at the recent Phillips auction. Berlin Art Week is growing up – combining local focus with international awareness. The LA art world is shifting – it’s growing, and it’s heading east. Now there’s a home for Islamic art in North America – and it’s in suburban Toronto. The plans for the expanded National Museum of China are ready – and they’re for a mega-museum. Popular Stories of the…
  • Reception Review: September 18, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Lone Hedegaard stands with her artwork. The sun is still warm, but the air is getting crisper here in New York, where this Thursday, September 18th, we heralded in four invigorating exhibitions at Agora Gallery. In the east wing, collective exhibitions Enigmatic Realms and Realms of Figuration, and in the west, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on September 15th, we feature Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition.  In collaboration with the New York chapter of ProChile, Agora Gallery was proud to present in Gallery 2 the exhibition, South…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Art News From Around the World: The Met’s new plaza and fountains are finally open though there are some complaints about the name. The vote over Scottish independence is this week – and a ‘yes’ result could lose Scotland some Old Masters. Latin American art is fashionable these days – partly thanks to the interest of a museum in Texas. Will videos help attract young buyers to art auctions? Sotheby’s hopes so. Want to get street artists to contribute to one-of-a-kind furniture? Then hang up wooden boards and wait. Popular Stories From the Week: A little…
  • Fall Exhibitions 2014 at Agora Gallery

    Karin Maraney
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Agora Gallery is kicking off this fall with the lovely, lush, lively paintings of Latin America, in addition to two other exhibitions of diverse and delightful works of contemporary fine art. The exhibitions open on September 16, and run until October 7. The opening reception takes place on September 18, 6-8pm, and anyone looking to get the season off to an energetic and inspiring start is warmly welcomed to attend. Victor Montoya, A Beautiful Day The works in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition are characterized by their powerful integrity, allied to a…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Art news from around the world: Love the Louvre? You’re not alone: it’s the world’s most visited museum. It’s also about to get a ‘complete makeover.’ Tattoo artists are beginning to stand up for their copyrights. As Scotland moves towards the referendum on independence, Scottish artists are divided between ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Every cloud has a silver lining – the fakes problem in the Chinese art market has caused a research boom as collectors and dealers search for provenance. Public art, and why it rarely triumphs in the…
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  • Expo Dispatches: Time To Go Home

    Assistant Art Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I won’t be going out to the fair today. I imagine, though, that some of the Expo population will find their ways out to Oak Park for an opening at the Suburban. Brats, beer, backyard chatter that just might be more about the Packers than an art fair packed to its rafters with haute consumption. […]
  • Expo Dispatches: Figures that Stand Their Ground

    Assistant Art Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Because Expo 2013 was brimming with overpriced abstract condo décor, second-rate Robert Motherwell collages and lukewarm photography, this year I set myself the task of seeking out the best examples of “representational” painting that I could find. Although still lives, portraits and landscapes (even those highly abstracted) don’t really fit the typical art fair mold, […]
  • Expo Dispatches: Elise Ferguson Awarded Northern Trust Purchase Prize

    Assistant Art Editor
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Northern Trust announced this afternoon that it will purchase a painting by Elise Ferguson for the organization’s permanent collection. Ferguson’s painting “Saree” appears in Romer Young Gallery’s booth (#736). Ferguson has ties to Chicago although she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She did her art schooling here, earning her BFA from the SAIC […]
  • Review: How to Make A Hood/Arts Incubator

    Assistant Art Editor
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Prompted by unarmed Trayvon Martin being shot to death in 2012, curator La Keisha Leek assembled a cadre of artists that address negative depictions of black experience in the news media while also considering the images that African Americans hold of themselves. The titular “Hood” is a multiplicity for Leek: neighbor-hood, object-hood, person-hood, Negro-hood […]
  • Expo Dispatches: Stick to the Perimeter

    Assistant Art Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    In news that will surprise no one, the opening day of Expo Chicago was still reliably the best place to witness outrageous art world social posturing, unintentional relational aesthetics and the cultural phenomenon of taking photos of things with an iPad. Everyone was dressed to buy, judge or party (if you’re unsure which camp they […]
 
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  • Tomorrow is the deadline for free goodies…

    Tara Reed
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow – September 20, 2014 – is the deadline for two great bonuses. 1.  Deadline to get FREE books when you sign up for the Art Licensing Academy that begins on October 8, 2014. I want to reward artists who commit to their education in advance by gifting you with some extra learning.  These are three of my go-to books for figuring out why I might be procrastinating, reminding me to see resistance for what it is and over come it and also great reminders about how to build effective business relationships. Watch this video and learn more… [There is a video that cannot be…
  • Art Licensing Info Ask Call – Social Media with Michelle McCullough Replay is now available

    Tara Reed
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I feel better and more informed about how to use and manage social media after our call with Michelle McCullough last night – do you? Time management and social media used to be mutually exclusive topics but more and more, social media is one of the biggest distractions / time sucks entrepreneurs face.  We are bombarded with messages that say we HAVE to be on every social media site if we want to be successful.  But few people are talking about how to decide which sites will best fit a particular business so it feels like a lot of time and energy is wasted as people throw information…
  • The Ask Call with Michelle McCullough is tomorrow night…

    Tara Reed
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you coming? Tomorrow night Michelle McCullough will be joining me on the Ask Call.  We already have the questions The call will be an hour long and is free if you dial in and listen live.  If you can’t make it live, the replay will be free since this is Michelle’s first call with us. If you have registered for an Ask Call before (and you haven’t unsubscribed from the list) – you will get an email today with a reminder about the phone number and access code.  (If you use gmail – it will end up in your PROMOTIONS tab) If you haven’t registered for a call before, just put…
  • Time is running out to get FREE GOODIES when you register for the Art Licensing Academy…

    Tara Reed
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Don’t forget you have until Saturday, September 20, 2014 to register for the Art Licensing Academy and get the FREE bonuses for your art business library… I want to reward artists who commit to their education in advance by gifting you with some extra learning.  These are three of my go-to books for figuring out why I might be procrastinating, reminding me to see resistance for what it is and over come it and also great reminders about how to build effective business relationships. Watch this video and learn more… [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed.
  • OHM… and ACTION!

    Tara Reed
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you familiar with TUT? (www.Tut.com)  Messages from the Universe you can receive for free to your inbox. I wanted to share this recent message as it is a great reminder that not only do you need the MINDSET but you need to PREPARE – or take action – to be ready to receive. Imagining joy and happiness when you visualize, Tara, but not physically preparing for their inevitable arrival, would be as silly as imagining a fake thriving and successful business, Tara. Go for real. Costs me the same. Tally-go, go, go, The Universe No art business that I know of was built by someone…
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  • Iris Van Herpen Fall...

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Iris Van Herpen Fall 2014 presentation  (via crosstheocean) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Iris Van Herpen on iheartmyart.More fashion on iheartmyart.More photography on iheartmyart.
  • Pierre Debusschere, Guerrino Satulliana, 2013 Buy the book...

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Pierre Debusschere, Guerrino Satulliana, 2013 Buy the book at IKSTTSWLLTI.COM (via 254forest) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Pierre Debusschere on iheartmyart.More fashion on iheartmyart.More photography on iheartmyart.
  • Pierre Debusschere (via notorious-art) ______ See more...

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Pierre Debusschere (via notorious-art) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Pierre Debusschere on iheartmyart.More fashion on iheartmyart.More photography on iheartmyart.
  • Iris Van Herpen photographed by Pierre Debusschere, 2014...

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Iris Van Herpen photographed by Pierre Debusschere, 2014 for Nowness Read More on Nowness ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Iris Van Herpen on iheartmyart.More Pierre Debusschere on iheartmyart.More fashion on iheartmyart.More photography on iheartmyart.
  • Pierre Debusschere, LA MONNAIE 14-15  (via songdau) ______ See...

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Pierre Debusschere, LA MONNAIE 14-15  (via songdau) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Pierre Debusschere on iheartmyart.More photography on iheartmyart.
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  • Must–see shows in London | September 2014

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

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

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

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

    Happy Famous Artists
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Supermodel and the Brillo Boxis a new book by economist Don Thompson, author of the successful The $12 Million Stuffed Shark. Written in the same engaging style, and centred around the same theme, namely What are the reasons behind extreme prices at the highest levels of contemporary art? the new book takes off where the previous one ended: on the threshold of the 2008 financial crash. Don Thompson writes not just about facts and economic factors, but also digs into many personal stories of major collectors, artists, dealers and auction houses, shedding light on how they all…
 
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  • Gold

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    GOLDAcryl, Leinwand    30 x 30 cm  2014
  • Love

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    LOVEAcryl, Leinwand  60 x 60 cm  2014
  • David Haines

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    David Haines
  • Greeting

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    GREETINGS TO ALLAcryl, Leinwand  80 x 80 cm  2014
  • Steven Sotloff

    7 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    Steven Sotloff
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  • New Artworks by CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are planning CJ Hendry's first solo show in December, but want to give you a preview of some of the work we will be showcasing. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 105 x 155 Pool balls - 1 through to 15 - 60cm x 60cm - signed and framed The 8 has already been sold - to pre-purchase the others, please get in touch. Wishbone We arranged for CJ Hendry to meet Kanye West on the last leg of his Australian tour. She presented him with his very own hand-drawn US$100 bank note Cj Hendry is exclusively represented by thecoolhunter.  
  • Boxy Fine Foods, Ghent - Belgium

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Belgian twin brothers, Kristof and Stefan Boxy have dipped their culinary hands in several Michelin-star restaurants and catering businesses, and they’ve authored a cook book as well: Just Cooking. We loved their food store/catering space, Boxy Fine Foods, in Ghent, but unfortunately it closed earlier this year. While we do not know the reason why it closed, we bet it wasn’t because of the interior design. With the help of Frederich Hooft of Ghent, the Boxy brothers created an elegant, white, open space to display and sell gourmet foods. The elaborate moldings on the ceilings, the…
  • A Collection of The Very Best Among Small Coffee Shop Design

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good coffee was not on an average consumer’s radar in 1971, when the story of the brand now known as Starbucks began. This was the case especially in North America where coffee culture was nonexistent.   That all started to change when Howard Schultz bought Starbucks in 1987 and started its expansion outside Seattle with the first outside the U.S. store opening that same year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Today, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with about 23,500 stores in 65 countries. With the changes in lifestyles around the world,…
  • Joseph Cheaney Flagship Store - London

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Those of us who are tired of throwawayism and of pointlessly amassing closetfuls of disposable footwear, are starting to pay serious attention to the kind of shoe quality that only true expertise and attention to detail can produce. Voting with our wallets, we’d rather shop once a year and obtain something that is beautiful, durable and worth the high price, than keep throwing our money – and shoes – away season after season. Traditional men’s shoe makers Joseph Cheaney and others like them are thriving today because they give us what we want. If you have been making…
  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

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

    Daniel Edlen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    There's no time for hatred, only questions. Where is love? Where is happiness? What is life? Where is peace? - Jeff Buckley
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Daniel Edlen
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. - Sammy Davis Jr.
  • George Clinton

    Daniel Edlen
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Free your mind, and the ass will follow. - George Clinton
  • "Approved!"

    Daniel Edlen
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    I'm picturing Wiig's SNL Target Lady. My Wikipedia page was approved! It was a process with a learning curve for sure. And it required a bit of patience. But...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_EdlenPeace.
  • Keith Richards

    Daniel Edlen
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Everybody's got a different way of telling a story - and has different stories to tell. - Keith Richards
 
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  • GenNext VIII comes to Delhi for the first time.

    Nandini Moitra
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists. GenNext, the annual show was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. The past seven editions of GenNext have brought to the limelight some incredibly talented young artists. The artists featured are below 40 and the works are in a…
  • Furniture and Decorative art exhibition at Legacy 8th-30th September’2014

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

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

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

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

    Tara Reed
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow – September 20, 2014 – is the deadline for two great bonuses. 1.  Deadline to get FREE books when you sign up for the Art Licensing Academy that begins on October 8, 2014. I want to reward artists who commit to their education in advance by gifting you with some extra learning.  These are three of my go-to books for figuring out why I might be procrastinating, reminding me to see resistance for what it is and over come it and also great reminders about how to build effective business relationships. Watch this video and learn more… [There is a video that cannot be…
  • Art Licensing Info Ask Call – Social Media with Michelle McCullough Replay is now available

    Tara Reed
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I feel better and more informed about how to use and manage social media after our call with Michelle McCullough last night – do you? Time management and social media used to be mutually exclusive topics but more and more, social media is one of the biggest distractions / time sucks entrepreneurs face.  We are bombarded with messages that say we HAVE to be on every social media site if we want to be successful.  But few people are talking about how to decide which sites will best fit a particular business so it feels like a lot of time and energy is wasted as people throw information…
  • The Ask Call with Michelle McCullough is tomorrow night…

    Tara Reed
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you coming? Tomorrow night Michelle McCullough will be joining me on the Ask Call.  We already have the questions The call will be an hour long and is free if you dial in and listen live.  If you can’t make it live, the replay will be free since this is Michelle’s first call with us. If you have registered for an Ask Call before (and you haven’t unsubscribed from the list) – you will get an email today with a reminder about the phone number and access code.  (If you use gmail – it will end up in your PROMOTIONS tab) If you haven’t registered for a call before, just put…
  • Time is running out to get FREE GOODIES when you register for the Art Licensing Academy…

    Tara Reed
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Don’t forget you have until Saturday, September 20, 2014 to register for the Art Licensing Academy and get the FREE bonuses for your art business library… I want to reward artists who commit to their education in advance by gifting you with some extra learning.  These are three of my go-to books for figuring out why I might be procrastinating, reminding me to see resistance for what it is and over come it and also great reminders about how to build effective business relationships. Watch this video and learn more… [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed.
  • OHM… and ACTION!

    Tara Reed
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you familiar with TUT? (www.Tut.com)  Messages from the Universe you can receive for free to your inbox. I wanted to share this recent message as it is a great reminder that not only do you need the MINDSET but you need to PREPARE – or take action – to be ready to receive. Imagining joy and happiness when you visualize, Tara, but not physically preparing for their inevitable arrival, would be as silly as imagining a fake thriving and successful business, Tara. Go for real. Costs me the same. Tally-go, go, go, The Universe No art business that I know of was built by someone…
 
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    1. Art Seen: Rose Pixie by Sara Burrier is a magical way to end the week! 2. Head’s Up: Next month is the start of our annual Think Pink Exhibit at EBSQ. Artists submit artworks that are predominately Pink along with a fee for the exhibit. The fee goes into a donation pool for Breast Cancer education, support, and early detection. Read about last year’s exhibit and see the art – Think Pink 2013. 3. Learning Resources: Art Tip #120 from EBSQ Artist Cathy Johnson – Working on Toned Paper: Cathy has some wonderful tips on her site. I’ll be sharing more in the…
  • Tutorial: Sketching with a Brush Pen

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sketching with a Brush Pen is one of many great free tutorials on YouTube by Scott Robertson. I’ll be sharing more tutorials from other artists on YouTube every Tuesday.  Filed under: Howto Tagged: art, artists, brush pen, drawing, ebsq, Scott Robertson, sketching, tutorial, youtube
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    1. Harvest on Hold by CES is this week’s featured art from the EBSQ home page! Every Friday I browse the new art and choose one for this blog post. If you want to be featured here, keep creating, keep sharing! 2. Business 101: Basic Business and Financial Practices for Artists – A must read! 3. 20 Things you can Use your Art For – This blog post from Kiri Østergaard Leonard is from a year ago, but it’s one of those articles that don’t have an expiration date. 4. Our September Online Exhibits are open for entries! Take a look at Celebrating Fan Art and FOTM:…
  • EBSQ Featured Gallery: Colored Pencils

    Amanda Makepeace
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Featured above: Ulrike Martin, Richard R Snyder, Vicky Knowles, Wendy L Gonick, Jo Hards, Kim Loberg and Carmen Medlin. See more from our Colored Pencil Gallery!Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, artists, colored pencils, ebsq, featured gallery
  • Battle For The Net

    Amanda Makepeace
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the…
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    museworthy

  • Jets and Parasols

    artmodel
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    The two year refurbishing and redesign of the Metropolitan Museum plaza is finally completed and open to the public. On Saturday after modeling at the National Academy I decided to take a stroll down Fifth Avenue and check out the spanking new space. It was far less elaborate than I had expected, but I soon came to appreciate the sophistication of its simplicity. With elegant new granite, paving stones, trees and fountain, the plaza runs the length of four city blocks along the Museum’s stately entrance. I took a few pictures to share here on the blog. These red parasols are really cool…
  • Eye on Scotland

    artmodel
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Hellooooooo friends!!! Hope this blog post finds you well. If anyone is wondering that I’ve forgotten about Music Mondays, I assure you that I haven’t! They will return shortly. I’ve just been getting back into the art modeling groove, booking jobs, and trying to make sure that my schedule is in order. I’ll be working for the first time later this month at the 92ndStY and some other new gigs, along with the old staples like the National Academy, FIT, and Spring Studio. Tomorrow is the big referendum in Scotland in which the good people of that beautiful country will…
  • My Town

    artmodel
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    I hadn’t intended to post for the September 11th anniversary, as it’s not something I do every year. I posted back in 2011 for the ten year remembrance but not since then. I think with the current global events and resurgence of terrorism threats, feelings of fear, anger, and unease have been triggered in many people – especially those of us who live and work in big densely populated cities. There’s no question that the 911 attacks and their aftermath are deeply felt by all Americans. But it will always be different for New Yorkers; more acute, more personal, more…
  • Poetry in the Peat

    artmodel
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Digging by Seamus Heaney - Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my window, a clean rasping sound When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds Bends low, comes up twenty years away Stooping in rhythm through potato drills Where he was digging. Farmers Planting Potatoes, Vincent van Gogh: The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft Against the inside knee was levered firmly. He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep To scatter new potatoes that we picked, Loving their…
  • Corporeality

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

  • Start Over

    sophielumen
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, baby boomer women, F. Scott Fitzgerald, healthy aging, inner beauty, senior quotes, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

    sophielumen
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Thank you Jacky, for taking your clothes off with such grace and aplomb. But God bless you even more for baring your soul. I cried when she cried-little tears of empathy, big tears of relief. We’ve been caught up in the advertising industry’s messages of ageism and skinny-ism for decades…waaay too long. This video shares […]
  • Survive to Thrive

    sophielumen
    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

    sophielumen
    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

    sophielumen
    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 […]
 
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    Hyperallergic

  • Getty Adds Thousands of Art Historical Images to Growing Digital Library

    Allison Meier
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Mezzotint of a firework machine used on July 7, 1713, in London (1713) (via Getty Research Institute) Getting museum and library archives digitized is one thing; uniting them on a platform that’s uniform and accessible is another. Last year the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched in order to bring institutions like the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and numerous other partners together in a single online space. Last week, the Getty Research Institute announced that it was adding metadata for over 100,000 image and text records focused on art history to…
  • Art as Warning and Protest at The People’s Climate March

    Ben Pomeroy
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Images from the Climate March in New York (all images by Ben Pomeroy for Hyperallergic) On Tuesday, world leaders will convene at the United Nations to discuss all matters global warming at the UN Climate Summit. Across town today, a reported 310,000 people from places as far reaching as Lima, Peru and the South Bronx loudly made their way through midtown to broadcast their message about the urgency of our warming earth. The People’s Climate March is being called the biggest of its kind and the charged up scene on the street today was impressive. I spent several hours walking amid the…
  • Required Reading

    Hrag Vartanian
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    A fantastic illustrated guide to NYC etiquette for out-of-towners and visitors from Nathan Pyle, you have to read all of it. (via Distractify) This week, American adulthood, women in comics, dealer/collector mistrust, artists expecting more from dealers, NYC etiquette, Fatih Akin’s new genocide film, bad ledes, distorting the Renaissance, and more.  A.O. Scott writes about the death of adulthood in American culture for the New York Times: In suggesting that patriarchy is dead, I am not claiming that sexism is finished, that men are obsolete or that the triumph of feminism is at hand.
  • Weekend Words: Apple

    Weekend Editors
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Juan de Zurbarán, “Still-Life with Plate of Apples and Orange Blossom” (c. 1640), oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm. Private collection. (image via Web Gallery of Art) While all eyes were on Apple’s Watch, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter which, according to CNET, “sought to reassure Apple’s customers that their data was safe from the prying eyes of government surveillance agencies, which have reportedly procured information on electronic communications from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, among others.” “With an apple I will astonish Paris.” —Paul Cezanne Even if I…
  • The Collagist’s Hand: Afton Wilky’s “Textureechoes”

    Michael Leong
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Afton Wilky’s Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea, including cover (right) (images via smallpressdistribution.tumblr.com and publisher) To immediately grasp the innovative nature of Afton Wilky’s debut volume Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea and to begin to appreciate its exploration of language’s materialities and its playful stretching of the conventions of the codex form, one need only consider its front cover. Even on the outside, we begin, it seems, in medias res: in place of where one might expect bibliographic information — for example, the book’s title, the author’s name…
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    Living Undone

  • I Saw An Old Man

    Cathy
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    detail of painting, m/m __________________ I guess I could be called a mall rat these last few weeks. It intrigues me to watch; watch humanity being human. Today I saw an old man. H was resolutely pushing an empty shopping cart for stability. He walked slowly but he had some sass inside his wrinkly and frail self as I witnessed him cutting between empty tables in figure eights. Every now and then he would stop to take a pill. I couldn’t take my eyes off him for some reason. “Give him something.” I heard this in my head. and again: “Give him something.” How…
  • Self Care

    Cathy
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I don’t want to write this post. But I have to as I am committed to an authentic dialog with myself and you all as well… Living with my beloved dog has become an untenable situation for me. She is a rescue dog and came to me 4 years ago. She clearly had been yanked from her newborn puppies and over time I witnessed her terrified of moving or rustling sheets, brooms, dark men with hats. I trust you can put the pieces together; bad man wielding broom and scaring the shit out of a wee creature with linens as another weapon.. Living with her has taught me so much..so very much. She…
  • Roses

    Cathy
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    photo credit: Barbara McDaniel _________________________ Our wisdom is all mixed up with what we call our neurosis. Our brilliance, our juiciness, our spiciness, is all mixed up with our craziness and our confusion, and therefore it doesn’t do any good to try to get rid of our so-called negative aspects, because in that process we also get rid of our basic wonderfulness. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more…
  • The Turn

    Cathy
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    textile design, wool flannel _____________________ “TURN SOFT AND LOVELY ANYTIME YOU HAVE THE CHANCE,” - Jenny Holzer, artist
  • Structural Integrity

    Cathy
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    “ONE BLUE SQUARE” 5×5′, m/m, 1994 _______________________________ The machinations of my mind have turned toward the themes of prayer, words and intention these days. I understand that a prayer is just naked and ineffectual if the words are not connected to truly raw and authentic feeling. This certainly has pretty immediate results (whether I like them or not) when I get demanding or even rageful at God: “God- you have GOT to show up RIGHT NOW..I’m serious here..” I have been interested in the work of Dr. Masuru Emoto for a number of years. His…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Childhood

    thebrainbehind
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Childhood – [Adult Swim] from David OReilly on Vimeo. Short film about childhood for Adult Swim. Written/Directed/Designed by David OReilly
  • Don’t be a dick

    thebrainbehind
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    via thisisnthappiness
  • Encapsulated

    thebrainbehind
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    The work of Marc Tule
  • Stuck in an art slump?

    thebrainbehind
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    via dailyinfographic
  • Flashed Junk Mind

    thebrainbehind
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (Music Video) from MUSCLEBEAVER on Vimeo. A year old but perfect for Mondays Milky Chance directed by MUSCLEBEAVER
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Debate | Should you Watermark Art you Are Posting Online?

    Jason Horejs
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    by I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could lead to unauthorized reproduction or theft of the artwork. I don’t dismiss this threat out of hand, the theft of intellectual property is a very real problem. I would argue, however, that a watermark is a pretty poor way to deal with the problem, and that watermarks defeat the purpose of sharing work online in the first place. If you are sharing your artwork online, you are likely doing so in…
  • A New Look for RedDotBlog

    Jason Horejs
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    by I first posted on RedDotBlog on July 19th, 2010. Over the last four years the blog has grown to be a great forum for discussion about art marketing and the art world in general. The blog has given me the opportunity to share my experiences and thoughts about the art market, and you, my loyal readers, have contributed tremendously to the value of the blog by leaving comments – some of which have been longer and richer than my original posts! After four years of publishing, I’ve decided it’s time to refresh the appearance of the blog. Beginning today, you will notice a new…
  • Free Recording Now Available | The Art of Self Promotion

    Jason Horejs
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • The “Not Ice Bucket” Challenge

    Jason Horejs
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    by Again, thanks for your great questions and comments on the previous blog posts. Your input is invaluable as we put together materials designed to help you achieve your goals and dreams in the art world.Now, we have some questions for you!   Where do you want to go with your art career? Just as no two artists are alike, no two artists will have the same vision for their art business. What may work for one may be totally wrong for anothr. There are so many avenues a career in the arts can take. How do you decide what’s right for you, and that will be a great fit for your…
  • Were You Born to Be an Artist?

    Elaine Horejs
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    by Dear Artists, First of all, thank you for the great questions you submitted over the past couple of days. They were very helpful as I put the finishing touches on my all-new live online workshop “Insider Secrets to a Successful Art Career” which airs Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PDT.In a few days, you will receive information on how you can join the class and get these important questions answered. I will be sharing the secrets that have given my husband John Horejs and I the career and life of our dreams.Because of the hundreds of great questions I…
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • WELCOME TO TWIN PEAKS TRAVEL GUIDE PART II

    alli woods frederick
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
           SEVERAL weeks ago I brought you Part I of the Welcome To Twin Peaks Travel Guide, which also happened to be our first ever Reader’s Choice feature.  So if you are digging this mini-Twin Peak-athon (there’s one more in this three part series) make sure to swing by Facebook and tell Ava thank you, because this is all her doing.  Excellent choice, Ava! If you want the chance to have your article idea featured then make sure to follow me on Facebook so you can make your voice heard the next time I announce an upcoming Reader’s Choice (I’m seriously loving this.  I…
  • MUSIC FOR MAGICAL SUMMER NIGHTS

    alli woods frederick
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
        FALL is fast approaching.  The end of summer is upon us so with that in mind I thought this the perfect time to make a mix tape (okay, not really a mix tape, but I’m old school and stuck in my ways)…a mix tape for those last magical summer nights.   SOUNDTRACKS FOR LIFE: MUSIC FOR MAGICAL SUMMER NIGHTS   You’re outside on your back.  The sky is clear. The stars are out.  You can see the Milky Way…so much of it and you are struck by its beauty.  There is no noise other than the chirps of crickets and the deep barrup of the bullfrogs.  Fireflies twinkle and…
  • AN UPDATE ON MISCHA-ALL HANDS ON DECK

    alli woods frederick
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
        A COUPLE of weeks ago I told you about Mischa’s change in health.  For those of you who missed the announcement, my beloved little furbaby was acting out of sorts and had lost weight so we went to the doctor.  His hyperthyroidism was under control but unfortunately his kidneys weren’t functioning properly and his white blood cells were virtually non-existent.  Naturally we’ve been trying to treat/manage his change in health and I’m focusing the majority of my time on his well-being…and you have been amazing sending so much love, light and care to him. We thank…
  • Find A Remedy

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

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

  • This Satirical Facebook Art Is Pure Genius

    Benjamin Starr
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Facebook. It’s a name that has come to represent many different things, and Polish artist/cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski has hit on most of them in his satirical series featuring the site’s iconic lower-case “f”. Far from hopping on the usual “invasion of privacy” bandwagon, Pawel explores the positive sides of the social media site too – from how convenient it makes connecting with people, to its use as a tool for social justice. In each of his images the blue “f” is present, acting as an integral character in the story Pawel is telling. This is the kind of work Pawel…
  • Faces In The Trees: Mirror Images of Tree Bark Reveal Unique Tree Characters

    Paul Caridad
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Many movies have featured talking trees but tree faces can also be found in real life if you look hard enough. Using the simple reflection feature in Photoshop, Italian photographer Elido Turco creates tree creatures with a variety of emotion and expression. From cute and friendly, to scary and wise, his creations look like beings from another planet. See more tree characters by Elido Turco on flickr. See Also Tiny Portraits Hidden in the Trees designfaves.com
  • Amazing Time Slice Photography By Dan Marker-Moore

    Paul Caridad
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Normally we see timelapses in video form, but motion designer Dan Marker-Moore has found a way to show the passage of time in a static format. His images, which he calls time slice photographs began when he wanted to share the beauty of a timelapse on Instagram before they added the video features. His aerial view time slices feature beautiful city skylines from all over the world. He captures moons rising, suns setting, and rainbow-colored cotton candy clouds dancing through the sky. See Also The Sleep of the Beloved: Time Lapse Photography Catches Couples ‘Dancing’ As They Sleep In an…
  • How Scotland Voted, Council by Council

    Benjamin Starr
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    It’s official, the Scottish have chosen to stay with the United Kingdom after the historic vote on September 18th. Just how close was the decision? A margin of 55% voted to stay with the UK, while 45% voted for Scottish independence, with a large 85% of voters turning out. It was a decisive victory for those wanting to retain the connection to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and as this map from The Economist details, most of Scotland’s 32 councils supported the No vote. Just 4 councils voted Yes in the referendum, with Dundee turning in the strongest 57.4%, albeit on a small…
  • This Japanese Spa Proves Coffee, Wine, Green Tea, & Sake Aren’t Just For Drinking

    Paul Caridad
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    While we’ve heard about the antioxidant benefits of drinking a glass of red wine per day, there are other ways of using the reservatol to reduce environmental damage to your skin. In fact, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt is rumored to have bathed in wine, and at a resort in Hakone, Japan, you can also receive the royal treatment. Yunessun Spa Resort is the largest wine spa in the world and offers a variety of liquid soaks for various skin benefits. See Also Interactive: Learn Good French Wines Like a Pro They boast a hot green tea pool with a 2 meter tall teapot that is said to reverse aging.
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    Createquity.

  • [Createquity Reruns] The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2013

    Ian David Moss
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    (This is it, folks – the final Createquity Rerun of the summer! A walk through short-term memory lane reveals a prolonged transition for the NEA, why we should care about the Edward Snowden revelations, and more drama in Detroit. Hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of our favorite posts from years past. If your thirst for Createquity content still isn’t sated, and why would it be, I recommend checking out any or all of the following: On the culture clash between business school and me, Got Milk?, Is Disney World Art?, Deconstructing Richard Florida, Avoiding Success Disease:…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2012

    Ian David Moss
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    (The 2012 top arts policy stories list brings us a real-life participatory museum, a participatory effort to secure another museum’s future, and a look at what might have been had Obama lost the 2012 election. One thing that jumps out at me is how many of the top arts policy stories are really multi-year, continuing sagas. Of this year’s list, fully half of the items had appeared in one form or another in previous years, and two others would return in 2013. Some of the more notable “story arcs” of this past half decade include the recession-induced fall and recovery of…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2011

    Ian David Moss
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    (Today’s top stories list brings us the mainstreaming of crowdfunding – an item that should have scored a lot higher than #8 in retrospect – along with the ultimately temporary axing of the Kansas Arts Commission and the woes of recession-aftermath orchestra union negotiations. Not to mention just about the most charming marriage of the arts and civic pride that you’ll ever see. -IDM) Grand Rapids LipDub – photo by Rob Vander Sloot Each year, Createquity offers a list of the top ten arts policy stories of the past 12 months. You can read the 2009 and 2010…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2010

    Ian David Moss
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    (Today, our review of the top arts policy stories from the past half decade brings us the birth of “creative placemaking,” the Fine Arts Fund’s transformation, copycat arts funding models from across the pond, and more. As an exercise in trendspotting, this list from 2010 actually holds up pretty well, I think. The ramifications of Obamacare for the arts community will take a while to fully unfold, but it seems like a good bet that they’ll be significant. -IDM) “Paint the Street” event hosted by ArtsWave, image by Rrrrred Everybody likes a Top 10 list,…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Top 10 (U.S.) Arts Policy Stories of 2009

    Ian David Moss
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    (With the last week of summer upon us – yes, it’s technically still summer – our season of reruns is about to come to a close. To finish out with a bang, we’re republishing our Top 10 Arts Policy Stories list from each of the past five years. Every December since 2009, we’ve attempted to highlight the most significant trends and important developments of the past year. Looking back on this list from the end of last decade, I’m struck by how some things that seem like a really big deal in the short term are quickly overshadowed by shifts that take place more…
 
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Harriet Korman: Line or Edge, Line or Color

    Brett Baker
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    John Yau reviews Harriet Korman: Line or Edge, Line or Color at Lennon, Weinberg Inc., New York, on view through November 1, 2014. Yau writes that "Korman’s hints at whimsy and disruptions of symmetry and pattern instill a remarkable freshness in her work. For the past two decades, she has divided the surface into a non-hierarchical, interlocking combination of geometric areas, which can be separated by line or abutted, edge to edge. In some cases, the line or lines a geometric shape seem to spread the color beyond its boundaries, echoing the effect of halation. But, as one learns…
  • Barbara Takenaga @ Gregory Lind

    Brett Baker
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    David M. Roth reviews an exhibition of paintings by Barbara Takenaga at Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, on view through October 18, 2014. Roth writes: "Takenaga continues to explore the concept of infinity with an expanded vocabulary. It now includes gaseous clouds, swirling nebulae, dotted globes and vortex-like forms set atop thinly painted grounds. Where the mandala paintings were, for the most part, resolutely anti-illusionist, her latest works run in the opposite direction. They depict imaginary notions of deep space, leaning as much on P&D and Pop Surrealist notions of…
  • Sharon Butler: Interview

    Brett Baker
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Julia Schwartz interviews painter Sharon Butler about her work. Butler comments: "I ultimately learned was that my best subjects are simply, and sometimes unconsciously, pulled from my immediate surroundings. Materials and processes as well often arise from everyday life. For instance, when I was working on W. 39th Street in the garment district, I first began thinking of canvas as fabric that could be folded, laundered, frayed. In DC, I made paintings that referenced public sculpture, primarily the Modernist pieces in the National Gallery of Art sculpture garden. At 117 Grattan Street…
  • Richard Wilson: Transformation of Landscape

    Brett Baker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    John Barrell reviews the exhibition Richard Wilson (1714 - 1782) and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, on view through October 26, 2014. Barrell writes: "Wilson was as exciting a painter of landscapes as his near contemporary Gainsborough, as influential on Constable as Gainsborough was, and the most important British predecessor of Turner... Wilson, the argument seems to be, attracted to his studio in Rome a number of artists of various nationalities whom he taught partly by setting them to copy his own landscape drawings, but…
  • Fabian Marcaccio: Interview

    Brett Baker
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Paul Laster interviews painter Fabian Marcaccio whose exhibition Paintant Stories is on view at Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro through October 8, 2014. Marcaccio comments that the "idea of an animated, organic constructivism is very important to me — all of my work is highly organic, but it’s also highly preconceived. How can the viewer see an abstraction or abstract-looking painting as a platform to think about mental or physical activities? ...  I still believe in a platform of art that can be universal with particularities. I’m really Borgesian in that way. I still…
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Floor paint does not have to peel

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

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

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

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

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

  • What is My Art Worth? Flayer for Your Customers

    by serzomanik
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques I’m very often hearing a question “What is my art worth?” or “How much should I ask for my art?” I do write articles on various topics within...
  • Airbrush fire reference pack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Three's Company

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Three's Company8 x 10 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$300 Roses from my garden. A new addition to the garden this year, a small David Austin rose bush.I invite you to visit DailyPaint Works to see more of my paintings.Thanks for visiting!
  • Remembering Como

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Remembering Como21 x 15 Watercolor by Pat FiorelloSoldThis is one of a pair of paintings I just completed for a commission client. The paintings will hang on either side or a mirror in a grouping of artwork. Initially the client was looking of two of my existing Italy paintings, but when we met, I suggested that we create new paintings of her own special memories from her travels to Italy and then we could make them the perfect size for what she needed. Typically when working from a client's own photo's there is a need for some artistic license ( like removing the big white building in the…
  • Swirl

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Swirl6 x 8 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$100 Been busy the past 2 weeks working on several commissions, so just wanted to do something small for fun today.Will be leaving for Tuscany on Weds. so keep posted. Assuming Wifi access, I hope to be sharing photo's from the workshop daily on facebook.com/PatFiorelloArtist.  If you haven't already, please "like' the page for a virtual tour of inspiration from Italy.
  • Poppies Gone Wild 2

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Poppies Gone Wild 27 x 10 Watercolor by Pat Fiorello$100 This is a second version of the same scene I did the other day done with a slightly different approach. Bottom line, I don't think there really was much of a difference in the final painting based on how I started it, but in the meantime, this experimentation had me become more familiar with the composition and challenges and better prepared for the oil painting version which I will share when completed.
  • Geraniums in the Sun

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Geraniums in the Sun20 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello $1200 Heading to Italy a week from today to teach a painting workshop in Tuscany.This painting was inspired by a scene I saw there last time I was there- a large pot of geraniums in the sun. Did a small study of it last week and decided to scale it up larger. Looking forward to returning to sunny Italy for more fun times and inspiration!
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    Hella Heaven

  • Brazilian products are no good: I need a blender!

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    To make a long story short: you need a vacuum cleaner and you search and search and end up buying something that will last three months or even not work when you try it for the first time. I bought one after searching for six months. It is not what I want but there is nothing better. Now I need a blender and a food processor. Same problem: there are only three or four brands and the quality is so terrible that it is better not to buy. There are numerous complains in sites all over the internet. I don't know what to do. Do you think these items are cheap? No. They are extremely expensive. Oh…
  • CIA-Supported Candidate Runs for Presidency in Brazil

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    by Nil Nikandrov 12.09.2014 Marina Silva is a presidential hopeful running on the Socialist Party ticket. Her personality attracted the attention of CIA in the mid-1980s when she was attending the Federal University of Acre. Back then she was taking great interest in the theory of Marxism and became a member of clandestine Revolutionary Communist Party. Soon her infatuation with leftist views was over as she switched to fighting for environment protection in the Amazon region. The US special services have always been interested in this part of the continent hoping to control it in case of…
  • Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 1

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Sometimes I feel this way.
  • Robin Williams in Actor Studio: Legalize Insanity

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I was reading an article about ISIS and was sent to a very good video that I was watching but you know how things are when we are at the internet: we start searching for a lemon pie recipe and end up having a detailed description on how to build a homemade anti-robbery device. I looked to the right - mental note: never look to the right of the screen while watching a video on YouTube - and I noticed that there are numerous sensationalists stuffs about Robin's death. I wish that the cause of death of famous people was only revealed after two years of the decease. But I was lucky enough to find…
  • Billie Holiday: Homage to Lady Day

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    This music is in Billie's last album "Lady in Satin". Some people said at the time it was released, 1958, that her voice was not the same and other critics. I love her voice this way. As someone stated: "This is the voice of someone with a life." The Audio Story shows Billie rehearsing and singing alone in the last two minutes, I'm not blogging lately because things are a little hectic.
 
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    Creative Web Biz

  • 7 Steps From Starving Artist To Creative Entrepreneur

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

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

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

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

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    Since we started looking at what it takes to create a successful website, we talked about the purpose of your artist website (to build a relationship with your visitors) and about content planning and creation. Both steps took some effort on your part as you had to sit down and really think about the goals of your business, the actions you want people to take on your site and the copy of your about page. So today I want to give you a break from all the hard work and just share a tip that is easy to implement and will make your life easier, especially if you have a blog on your site. You might…
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • The Very Cross Bun cover art

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

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
  • Selfie drawing

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Work in progress.. my version of a selfie.
  • Random character design

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Exploring shapes for a random character design. She's a bit rough around the edges and scary when you first meet her but has a good heart.
  • Brisbane on stilts

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

  • Art Events: Must-See NYC Exhibition Opens at the Drawing Center This Month

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

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

    arttextstyle
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
      THE FLOW OF WATER 6
Naomi Kobayashi, paper and thread, 12.5” x 22.375” x 2”, 2008, photo by Tom Grotta Three years ago, browngrotta arts facilitated correspondence between artist Naomi Kobayashi and author (and collector) William Bayer about the artist’s technique of weaving paper strips with thread. Bayer envisioned a character in a novel weaving a message into her work, which another character would deconstruct to de-code. Naomi provided technical advice — yes, it could be done and the message could be read, if the weaver used oil-based ink. Flash forward to 2014.
  • Dispatches: Chicago is a Walking Town

    arttextstyle
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Sculptures by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta Chicago is a terrific town for walking. There is public sculpture everywhere of the most enjoyable kind — kids play on it; adults revel in it and the perspective alters as your vantage point changes. Agora by Magdalena Abakanowicz in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta There are great galleries and museums and entertaining finds around every corner. There are bars and restaurants aplenty — on the river, with patios, with views and truly exceptional food. Imaginative Signage, Photo by Tom Grotta We were…
  • Ethel Stein, Master Weaver Opens at the Art Institute, Chicago on Friday

    arttextstyle
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ethel Stein on her loom. Photo by Tom Grotta This week will mark the opening at the of an extraordinary exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Ethel Stein, a master weaver who, at 96, is at last gaining the wider recognition she so decidedly deserves. Stein has never been overly concerned with promoting or marketing her work, though browngrotta arts has been pleased to document and promote her art since 2008. She has been steadfastly “counter-trend,” as textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen has aptly put it, creating squares of quiet pattern to be placed on walls at a time…
 
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

  • Haunted Mansion Bust and more busts

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

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

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

    Dave Mottram
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This week, I decided to do some sketch studies based on this amazing bird.
  • Rocket Hack

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

  • Building Global Networks: The 2014 International Curatorial Institute

    Jay Levenson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    MoMA Chief Conservator Jim Coddington addresses International Curatorial Institute participants in MoMA’s paintings conservation lab. Photo: Sarah Lookofsky This July, MoMA’s International Program invited modern- and contemporary-art curators from around the world to participate in the 2014 International Curatorial Institute, a new two-week intensive program focused on leadership development and organizational strategy. Designed in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) with the aim of expanding participants’ capacity to tackle leadership challenges facing…
  • Joyfully Living with Good Design

    Angela Bilog
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Celebrate the fall season with the newest designs from the MoMA Design Store! Each season, our team of buyers gathers objects from around the world which emulate “Good Design,” highlighting the latest in materials, production, and design concepts. Unlike other design destinations, all products in the MoMA Design Store undergo an extensive review process with the Museum’s curators. Plus, every purchase supports the Museum’s educational and curatorial programming. What’s not to love? Take a closer look at some of the season’s latest designs, many of which the press are already…
  • Warm Up 2014 Finale: Week 10 Highlights

    Caroline Valdes
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Warm Up 2014 has officially ended. The last day was quite the finale—there was a thunderstorm, two special guests, and a packed courtyard that danced for hours. Our secret headliner was Skrillex, who played after surprise guest ILoveMakonnen, Evian Christ, Lone (live), Sophie, and Doss. The Principals returned as our set designers. Doss started the day under threatening clouds, but her set happily distracted the crowd from the weather. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, September 6, 2014. Photo: Charles Roussel A glimpse of the elusive producer Sophie. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, September 6,…
  • This Week at MoMA: September 15–22

    Carolyn Kelly
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    This week is all about our special exhibition Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is a great time to visit and join us for some related events, along with this week’s other programming highlights: Christopher Williams. Cutaway model Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZM/Focal length: 15mm. Aperture range: 2.8–22. No./of elements/groups: 11/9/Focusing range: 0.3 m–infinity. Image ratio at close range: 1:18/Coverage at close range: 43 cm × 65 cm. Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 110/ 100/77″/Filter: M 72 × 0.75. Weight: 500 g. Length:…
  • Do You Know Your MoMA? 9/12/14

    Jason Persse
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, October 10). ANSWERS TO THE JUNE 8 CHALLENGE: Do you have what it takes to claim this month’s title? 1. Jasper Johns. Flag. 1954–55 (dated on reverse 1954) 2. James Rosenquist. Doorstop. 1963 3. Frank Stella. The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, II. 1959 4. Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie.
 
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    Design For Mankind

  • FAQ

    erin
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Any time I give a talk on blogging, e-mail management or online strategy, I always recommend that a blogger fields reader comments/emails to a FAQ page, rather than answering the same general inquiries every time. And then, I always laugh, because this was on my own to do list yearrrrrs ago and just, life. You know. It goes on. So today, I hunkered down and made it happen. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions in my inbox and on Twitter, with answers below. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments; happy to help!: Q: How do you stay inspired? A: I don’t know that…
  • My Story

    erin
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Forgive me; this might seem tangential. (You knew it was coming.) I grew up in church, nestled between my two sisters – wavy blonde locks, shiny patent shoes. We played MASH on the back of our bulletin and passed notes to our cousins, hoping someone had the 411 on whether or not our mothers planned to stop at Rax after the sermon. Sundays meant roast beef sandwiches and chocolate chip milkshakes, verse memorization and dusty hymnals. The pews were padded. So was I. For the record, I’m grateful for the innocence of my childhood. Divorce, drugs, abuse – these were not…
  • Messy Hands, Bright Futures

    erin
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    I’ve been researching curriculum to set up a few art projects for some sweet homeschooling students I know, so my mind has been deeply entrenched in the world of paintbrushes and smocks and pottery this weekend. Art has always been important to me – a nod to beauty, a practice of self-expression. It’s a way of making our world a bit brighter than it was when we found it; a high and worthy calling. I love, love, love when brands, businesses and corporations embrace this, and I love even more when they enlist the talents of young hands to fulfill the charge. Right now, Barilla…
  • The Myth of Effortless

    erin
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Alexa Chung doesn’t just pull items from her closet and dash out the door. Oprah doesn’t just show up on a couch and chat with her friends, either. I think we all know where I’m going here. We’ve heard about the merits of good, hard work. We know that – to produce change in ourselves – we must do the work. There’s no way around it. But what about producing change in a collective society? How do we encourage effort in a culture where effortless is the goal? We talk about flow and acceptance and peace, all of which are high and worthy causes. Yet we…
  • A Non-Movement

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

    Shea O'Neill
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    On a tropical afternoon heavy in anticipation of a monsoon downpour, I sat down with Alain Parizeau at his seaside apartment in Bambalapitiya, Colombo, to drink tea, and hear the story of Simon Blackfoot’s migration to Sri Lanka. A tale of self discovery with a healthy dose of art, adventure, and magic, Alain’s story starts in Toronto, Canada. As a young artist he co-founded a design studio called Paris Hill. They were successful twenty somethings making shit happen, with a loft space, interns, and a few awards under their belt. However, frustrated that they could never quite make it out…
  • Fabien Martorell | CENSORED

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

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

    Shea O'Neill
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    Michael is a oil painter based in London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. [View with PicLens] More from Michael here
  • Maike Lüdenbach

    Shea O'Neill
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Maike’s work explores visions of a future society subjected to a process of continuous evolution and cultural hybridisation. [View with PicLens] More from Maike here
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  • A CodaAward Winner

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    I'm proud to announce that I've just recieved a CodaAward for"You Activate This Space"https://www.codaworx.com/awards
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    24 Jun 2014 | 6:51 pm
    My project is in the top 10%. Will you help me over the top?You can vote once a day!https://www.codaworx.com/awardsScroll down to "Healthcare". Thanks!
  • Local TV report of: Healing Arts program inspires patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sergio Lopez
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Telluride was a great experience again this year, with perfect weather pretty much the entire time there. I got to dig in to more of the town than last year, and I got to paint in some areas that I saw last year.This was my first official painting of the event. I had a mis-start the evening before and junked a "wiper." This was a view from the house I was staying in, which was an amazing multi-million dollar home in the hills above Telluride. Great views of the San Miguel mountain range."Wilson Peak After Dawn" 6x8 in. oil on linen board.I spent most of the day painting around the town of…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Pt. 1: The Road to Telluride

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    When one of my collectors saw an art journal spread I posted to Facebook, she commissioned me to create a painting for her inspired by it! I was thrilled to do this for her!It’s always such a wonderful feeling when others connect with my work. Below is the finished work. It is entitled Path. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Path, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16 inches This painting layers maps, a vintage postage stamp, graphite, and acrylic paint with my map stencils from StencilGirl and Seth Apter's stencil on a 12" x 16" stretched…
  • Friday Favorite: Christine Martell

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you are looking for the Stencil Girl Book Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! The Shift Begins This Friday’s featured artist is Christine Martell!I love the way she explores her own personal narrative through the map art she creates! Christine recently had a three-week residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology!She writes: This was an opportunity to dive deep and start the work I wanted to show. There is a unique magic that happens in creative retreat. Getting away from the distractions of daily life allows openings to occur that I have found fruitful over and over in my…
  • New Work Wednesday: Orbits

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 am
    If you are looking for the Stencil Girl Book Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! In May, I received a lovely package of vintage maps from Jessica Sporn! It was so kind of her to think of me during her travels abroad! I’ve had a blast incorporating these lovely antique maps into my recent paintings.One of my favorites that Jessica mailed was from a 1920s atlas.The paper was wonderfully aged and brittle, and I collaged parts into this new painting entitled Orbits. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Orbits, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches available in my Etsy shop This…
  • Doodle Mania!

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Welcome to first day of the Stencil Girl Book Blog Hop The StencilGirl Creative Team is excited to share with you what we did with Mary Beth Shaw’s book Stencil Girl! There are so many fun techniques in this book! And I’m delighted to be sharing what I created with Mary Beth’s Doodle Mania technique! I’m a lucky girl to live in St. Louis…recently, I got to doodle with Mary Beth Shaw and play with media and techniques she shares in her book Stencil Girl. And I’ve been doodling away ever since!StencilGirl stencils are a great way to begin…
  • Friday Favorite: Sarah Parys

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Sarah Parys and her altered map art! The way Sarah alters maps is fabulous – cutting, rolling, bending, folding, and even embroidering!It’s apparent in her work that she has fun combining these techniques to create dimension in her sculptures! Be sure to visit Sarah's Etsy shop at y instead of i and her Facebook page here, too!TGIF!Mary
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  • RECAP: DEEP SEA DIVER AT FREMONT ABBEY

    brianssnider
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Stop me when this starts to sound familiar: there is an almost overabundance of great Seattle bands right now, bands who can take any stage on any night and pump out a passionate, exhilarating, and honest performance. It happens all the time, walking home from a show, my heart thudding, my fist pumping the air I think, “goddamn that was a great show.” Walking home from a Deep Sea Diver show is something different altogether, you pump your fist, your heart beats against your chest like an out of control kick drum, but it wasn’t just a great show, it was a really special show.
  • SOTW: ZARNI ~ NEW LOVE

    brianssnider
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    fin 3 (denoise inc) from 21summit on Vimeo. I’ve occasionally been accused of not liking pop music, at time’s I’ve even been accused of being anti-pop music, faced with some of the statements I’ve made in the past I find it difficult to refute either statement outright. However, deep down I’m not anti-pop, in fact there is plenty of pop music I do like, a large portion of the artists we feature here at Secretly Important have considerable pop leanings. You might say to me that “considerable” is not total, to which I show you exhibit A, when a month…
  • REVIEW: SHE KEEPS BEES ~ EIGHT HOUSES

    brianssnider
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    With the exception of their debut album Minisink Hotel, which was largely acoustic and mostly without percussion, you know what to expect from She Keeps Bees, the Washington DC duo of Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant, Jessica’s blasting guitar and howling voice, and LaPlant’s clashing drums. Similarly there was a predictable structure to their songs which often began with a soft guitar and Jessica’s lullaby voice, then a  quarter of the way in the guitar blares, Jessica’s voice screams, and LaPlants drums thunder. It sends shockwaves through your skin and rattles…
  • PLAYLIST: BUMBERSHOOT 2014

    brianssnider
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    People experience music in very different ways; while some connect to the lyrical content, others might find that the music puts them into a new head space, and others still might base their music off its ability to create a mood, we probably do a little of everything. One of the real driving factors in how I relate to music is through a kind of sense memory, you can play any song I have loaded up on my phone right now and I could easily give you a time, place, and emotion associated with it. This can run so deep that at times I’ve found myself listening to music that I don’t…
  • REVIEW: DEEP SEA DIVER ~ ALWAYS WAITING EP

    brianssnider
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    In preparing to write the review for this EP I put on Deep Sea Diver’s debut album History Speaks, sat down, and listened to the entire thing from beginning to end, broken only by the flip of the record. I’ve listened to Deep Sea Diver relentlessly since their album release, but it had been some time since I sat down and really dedicated myself to listening to the album all the way through. What I came away with was a reminder of just how truly exceptional History Speaks is, just how complete it feels in it’s construction from the opening guitar notes of Ships, to the way…
 
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    Bollea - Floral Design Gallery

  • Yellow and navy boutonniere

    bollea
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Beautiful yellow freesia and craspedia boutonniere, finished with a navy ribbon. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Lemon centerpiece

    bollea
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    This yellow centerpiece has hydrangea, stock, ranunculus, freesia, roses and fall foliage, with sliced lemons at the base. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • White bridal bouquet

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

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

    bollea
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Bridal bouquet composed of parrot tulips, French ranunculus and dusty miller. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
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  • NewMediator 87: 2014 Back to School Special

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    (Mp3) We are back to school and we have some events coming up. I am going to be part of the Arts In the Park in Highland Park, NJ on September 21st. Come see me and support some really great local artists. Just finishing a Ghostbusters themed art show in curated/organized by Matt Caputo (http://mattcapart.com)  in Jersey City. Transformations Gallery’s Old School show (http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/) and Sheep on Show (http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/26.html) projects ended in Metuchen. Keywords: podcast; school; artshow; ghostbusters  
  • NewMediator 86 – Junebug Artfest

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Junebug Artfest – June 13, 20, & 27 (Mp3) Every Friday night during the month of June I will be showing artwork for the Junebug Artfest (http://junebugartfest.com) in Downtown Metuchen. I will have a table set up right on Main Street showing drawings, sculptures and collages. Also during the entire month of June I will have two pieces hanging in the Main Street Trattoria, 413 Main Street, Metuchen, Nj (http://mainsttratoria.com). Come eat delicious Italian food and stare at my work. And don’t forget that the Old School Show is still going on and may get extended.
  • NewMediator85: June Open Studio

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    21 May 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Click Here to Play (http://archive.org/download/NewMediator85/NewMediator85.MP3) OPEN STUDIO In this episode we talk about my upcoming OPEN STUDIO in Metuchen, NJ as part of the TRANSFORMATIONS Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. June 1st 4-6 pm I will be making collages and demonstrating some paper-cuts. The first 10 people who show up at 4 pm will recieve a limited edition paper-cut based of my contribution for SHEEP ON SHOW. Come by and hang out!! http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/16.html JUNE BUG ARTFEST 2014 I will also be participating in the JUNE BUG ARTFEST. Every Friday…
  • NewMediator 84 – Who You Gonna CALL?

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    1 May 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Click Here to Listen: https://archive.org/download/Newmediator84-whoYouGonnaCall/NewMediator84.MP3 In this episode we talk about the Gallery 1988 show at the 69 Gallery in New York and my upcoming artists talk at the Transformations Gallery at the Old Franklin School House. I will be doing an artist event or what they call an Open Invitation Sundays at the Transformations Gallery June 1st at 4-6pm. Links: Gallery1988 – nineteeneightyeight.com Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Artshow – www.ghostbusters30th.com Gallery 69 – nygallery69.com Transformations Gallery…
  • NewMediator 83: Old School March 15th

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    11 Mar 2014 | 2:22 pm
    On today’s NewMediator Podcast we discuss the Fountain Art Fair and David LaMorte’s upcoming group show at the Transformations Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen, NJ. OLD SCHOOL at the TRANSFORMATIONS GALLERY in Metuchen, NJ will open on March 15th from 7-10pm. Come see the art and enjoy the refreshments. ALSO: We discuss my trip to the 2014 Fountain Art Fair.
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    by Theresa HubbardAre you interested in applying for the MAP Fund? Please see my blog post from August 7th for details about how to apply. The Left Tilt Fund is accepting proposals for 2014 Funding. Description: The mission of The Left Tilt Fund is to promote social change, resist oppression, and empower marginalized communities. It funds organizations that address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice through community-based organizing, education, legal advocacy, and other innovative means. The Left Tilt Fund supports organizations that have a 501(c)(3) tax status…
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    diannedebicella
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    by diannedebicellaFractured Atlas is offering three fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in October. If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Orientation for New Fiscally Sponsored Projects This webinar is for new projects who have recently been accepted into the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program and are ready to get their feet wet. The webinar will provide a tour of the online tools and resources, tips for starting your fundraising, and an overview of program…
  • 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of your Crowdfunding Giving Levels

    Nathan Zebedeo
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    by Nathan ZebedeoWith the passing of Labor Day comes the unofficial beginning of autumn, when many nonprofits kick their fundraising into gear. It’s the year 2014, so most of you should already know what crowdfunding is and likely have supported campaigns run by your friends and family. Our fiscally sponsored projects have raised millions of dollars through our partnerships with crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and RocketHub. We see new campaigns being launched on an almost daily basis and here are some of the best tips we offer to budding crowdfunders about their perks or giving levels…
  • Meet the Project: Constellation

    malcolm.evans
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    by malcolm.evans 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 Constellation. The breathtaking landscape of the Hudson River Valley has long been a magnet for visitors and residents seeking a dynamic natural setting. In one dramatic stretch along the river, travelers encounter a vision that transports them to an entirely different time, hinting at a rich and mysterious history. Improbably, in the midst of captivating mountain and river views, the ruins of a…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    My standing figure sculpture "20th Century Icon" is featured in some scenes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman from the movie "Meet the Fockers." This sculpture definitely kept with the theme of erotic art used throughout Focker house for the movie.
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  • SPACING MAGAZINE at THE WORD ON THE STREET 'FEST (again)

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.......Time for W.O.T.S. (aka The Word on the Street Festival) -- yes…I am still calling it TWOTS - despite the fact that is TOTALLY OFFENSIVE! Sorry guys….I am still a 13 year old in my heart. :-)For those of you who do not know this fest…..SHAME on you! ;-)It is a FANTASTIC way to interact with all things written!It's your best chance to pick up some great Canadian and Toronto reads!And just look at this great poster…….BTW WOTS PEOPLE…..I WOULD LOVE TO DESIGN A POSTER FOR YOU!(just in case you are reading this -- have your people call me!!!
  • WW184: THE VERB HOTEL, THE LAST 5 YEARS, and spider-dog!

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Welcome friends new and old to "Wonderful Wednesday"!Here are thew 5 things you gotta love this week…..1.) Vintage lovers…..this is for you…...I am not a lover of the game of ball-of-bases…..but this hotel reno….near Fenway Park in Boston is AWESOME. LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!! GBH worked with boston property developers samuels and associates to create a something AWESOME! The Verb Hotel is a redevelopment of a 94 room, mid-century modern howard johnson motel, built in 1959. They stripped it down and re-sexy-fied it!!! Just look at these screen captures from their site…...OH MAN. I…
  • MORE NEW GICLEES! YONGE STREET and TORONTO STREETCARS

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Look everyone…..NEW giclèes!!!!"Forever Yonge" -- my take on the classic Yonge Street -- wanna know more about the original painting? READ THIS POST!and "The Evolution of the Streetcar" -- 3 generations of Toronto streetcars…..more about the original painting HERE ON THIS POST!I have had a lot of interest on these thanks to some great social media shout-outs!Like all of my other prints, they are available as 8" x 10" ($35.00) or as 16" x 20" ($75.00)They fit directly into any 8x10 frame or the LARGE Ikea 'ribba' frame!I will be adding them to Etsy in the next few days….but if…
  • WW183: PROFANITY POP, FUZ DESIGNS, and the FLEDERHAUS

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!!Here are the 5 things I want you to LOVE this week!!!Check these out:1.) José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ latest works which just showed at La Luz De Jesus Gallery are still amazing! I love seeing Disney characters doing very unDisney-like things. Uncouth, corrupt and compromising Disney Princesses, Princes, Villians and Mickey et al are featured in "Profanity Pop".“With Profanity Pop, Rodolfo pays tribute to specific historical works that have inspired many generations. Universal themes are once again narrated by beloved animated characters, but…
  • CABBAGETOWN 2014: "HOMESENSE NONSENSE"

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Hello friends old and new!If you are just discovering this blog…..WELCOME!To all my loyal friends…..Happy Monday!So let's get into it! This past weekend was The Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale…..It was quite an experience! Oh, the ups and downs….I laughed I cried, it was better than 'Cats'……This  is my second year at Riverdale Park for this show!So Friday…..as I mentioned last year, is an early start.SIX HOURS before the show opens a hundred sweaty artists must try to outwit each other to get the very best spot available…..yes…..it is shades of:The HUNGER…
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  • Dreaming. People from my dreams, project by Cristina Ortiz

    ego
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Second part of DREAMING project. People listed, queuing, which is expected to be the characters in my dreams. Cristina Ortiz: behance The post Dreaming. People from my dreams, project by Cristina Ortiz appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Cinemagraphs, animated photography by Julien Douvier

    ego
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Cinemagraph Collection – August 2014 Filmed and edited by Julien Douvier Julien Douvier: website / behance / tumblr / facebook The post Cinemagraphs, animated photography by Julien Douvier appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Follow me to my island, photography by Nuno Rodrigues

    ego
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Doing a “follow me” photography sequence is no big news. There are many “follow me” sequences, but this one is OURS. This last year, me and my girl, we´ve been traveling inside our amazing Madeira island. It has been great. Best company ever. Nuno Rodrigues: behance The post Follow me to my island, photography by Nuno Rodrigues appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Thumbelina series, digital painting by Dani Soon

    ego
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It is personal project for Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ‘Thumbelina’ using Korean folk painting ‘Minhwa 민화’ style. The objective of is combine East and West, old and new. Characteristic of Minhwa is blank space and flat figures. For project, such features were illustrated and digitized. Minhwa’s figures (such as rock, water, fish, flower etc) are mythical symbol of wishing good luck, happiness and long life. This figures were used to illustrate the fairy tale story. Dani Soon: website / behance The post Thumbelina…
  • I Don’t Like Clothes, fashion illustrations by Dadu Shin

    ego
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:14 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 An ongoing series of fashion illustrations. See more here: Idontlikeclothes.tumblr.com Dadu Shin: behance The post I Don’t Like Clothes, fashion illustrations by Dadu Shin appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
 
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • Top 15 Apps for the Aspiring Artists in 2014

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

    millionaire
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    We have spent a fair amount of time highlighting the work of artists and the impact they have made on the art world as a whole via their careers in art, but there is another type of art professional who is constantly leaving their mark on the art world as well – art professors. In many cases, these people are the behind-the-scenes contributors who not only influence the art world through their own work but also by helping groom the next generation of young artists. Of course to sit here and try to put together a list of all the art professors across the country worth highlighting would be…
  • 15 Notable Art Professors in Boston

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

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

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

  • Magic in the Moonlight review – Enjoy the French Riviera as seen by Woody Allen

    Flaneur
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    The phrase Written and directed by Woody Allen has become something of a warning sign, but his latest film Magic in the Moonlight has the well chosen and lushly photographed French Riviera as a backdrop and does something to allay the nagging question that often accompanies watching an Allen movie. Viz, How has he managed to get funding […]
  • Photography exhibition: Coppola and Zuviria at the Argentine Ambassador’s residence

    Flaneur
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    In the sumptuous surroundings of the Thomas Cubbitt designed Argentine Ambassador’s residence is an exhibition of black and white works by two Argentine photographers. Images of Buenos Aires by Bauhaus-educated Horacio Coppola and Facundo Zuviría are hung together on the first floor. This approach mixes the contemporary work by Zuviria with the photographs Coppola took in […]
  • Ossian Ward’s Ways of Looking – How to experience Contemporary Art Book Review

    Flaneur
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about contemporary art, so a little help in understanding it is always welcome. In his new book Ways of Looking, How to experience Contemporary Art Ossian Ward provides some pointers to finding meaning in contemporary work. (He also gives an unnecessary spoiler for the Orson Welles/Edward G Robinson classic film The Stranger. If […]
  • Soundwave ’15 :: Interview :: Stevo, Area-7

    Bernie
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    We heard it from the (punk) horse’s mouth : Soundwave ’15 just might be the last chance you have to see Area-7 play a show, or even exist as a band. Bernie Burke chatted with frontman Stevo to get the lowdown on his two decades making Aussie ska magic, and what the band are up to […]
  • Hear the new single ‘Struggling’ from Brighton’s @wearedrdr

    Flaneur
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Energetic and hypnotic Hailing from Brighton, DRDR comprise producers Chris Campbell and Joe Woods and female vocalist Donna Cursons. Buoyed by their hometown’s vibrant music scene, the trio combine elements of Deep House, Garage and soulful R&B style vocals to create their sound, which they describe as Deep Garage and Future Bass. Their influences stem […]
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • Wedding Showroom

    Endevia
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Chalet des Iles along with its partners are organizing an event dedicated to wedding made in France. With the presence of Fashion shows, Cocktails, Fine designers (Teddy Parra..) guest will have a good time and will bettr understand the world of wedding. . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . . Wedding Showroom Venue: Chalet [...]
  • FASHION EXTREME PARIS 2014

    Endevia
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    FASHION EXTREME PARIS is a charitable fashion events showcasing 6 quality designers ( Teddy Parra,…), 30 models, 24 photographers and MUA. It aims to support those who suffer from a catastrophe in Phillipine. . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . . FASHION EXTREME PARIS 2014 Venue: PAVILLON CHAMPS-ELYSÉES Address: 32 Rue Marbeuf 75008 ParIs Date: September 14, [...]
  • 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

  • A Singer’s Notes 96: Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike at Shakespeare and Company; The Mousetrap at Dorset Theatre Festival

    Keith Kibler
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    I heard Matthew Penn's direction of Christopher Durang's Chekhov play as a collision of energies—almost a rant against reticent Chekhov and his gazing, yearning characters. The play depends pretty much on the performance of Masha, an aging movie actress. Elizabeth Aspenlieder had all that was needed to make this character work. The post A Singer’s Notes 96: Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike at Shakespeare and Company; The Mousetrap at... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 95: The Henry Plays at Shakespeare and Company

    Keith Kibler
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jonathan Epstein undertook a courageous and largely successful project making an evening’s performance out of the Henry plays. I could have used a little more Doll Tearsheet and a little less Ancient Pistol, but I understand choices have to be made. The narrative was clear throughout, and there were some surprising and gently humorous touches to leaven the loaf. Malcolm Ingram was an absolutely wonderful Falstaff. Seedy, not always assured – he... 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 94: Local Excellence… and a Rare Unamplified Performance of a Broadway Musical!

    Keith Kibler
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre once again filled its house and earned rave applause for its production of Gianni Schicchi, by Giacomo Puccini. This opera which seems so straight out and comfortable is actually a very hard score, both vocally and orchestrally. It could fairly be called the most intricate of Puccini’s compositions. This is why it […] The post A Singer’s Notes 94: Local Excellence… and a Rare Unamplified... 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 93: Denève, the TMC Orchestra, and Berlioz; McGegan and Handel; Bernstein’s Candide at Tanglewood

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

    Larry Wallach
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In Jack Beeson and Kenward Elmslie’s 1965 retelling, Lizzie Borden is unequivocally presented the murderer of her step-mother and father; in the opening moments, as the orchestra starts up with a scream of outrage, Lizzie runs onstage with an axe and plants it firmly in the middle of the family table. It remains there for most of the opera, sometimes reached for, sometimes stroked, and eventually seized with murderous intent. The post Murder... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
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    New York Arts

  • Mostly Mozart, Hold the Mozart: the International Contemporary Ensemble and Ellie Dehn perform Fujikura, Zorn, Lucier, and Messiaen at the Park Avenue Armory

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) has become a fixture at what might once have been considered and unlikely event, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. In recent years it has devloped into a more eclectic sort of festival, grounded in the music of Mozart as always, but including baroque and classical music played on period instruments as well as contemporary music. Within a few weeks Mostly Mozart provides a condensation of our musical interests today. It is especially welcome to get some taste of the rich contemporary music life in the City, when it inevitably thins out for the…
  • Summer Retrospective: Donizetti and Verdi at Caramoor 2014 (with a look back to 2013)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    The lattest upheavals in San Diego and New York have, as you might expect, stirred up another raft of "death of opera" articles in the press. Clichéd automatic reactions to what may be symptoms of something larger or may not were common enough before the digital age, but, since all it takes is to get a reader to click on a headline to accomplish something positive (as it seems) the constant repetition of dire news has become a reality of a decidedly Pavlovian sort, since the Net is interactive, is it not? The post Summer Retrospective: Donizetti and Verdi at Caramoor 2014 (with a look back…
  • Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    At one point in the entirely delightful Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, Ira Glass observes that Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass imbue their performances with personality just like “real people” as differentiated from more typical dancers with bland facial expressions who spin around. Bingo. This hybrid of two art forms, dance and radio, is like nothing I've ever seen, and I doubt that anyone else in the large Town Hall audience has either. The post Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Richard Long, Heaven and Earth, at the Tate Britain, 3 June – 6 September 2009

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    A curious map hangs in the second room of Heaven and Earth, the new Richard Long exhibit at the Tate Britain in London, which opened on June 3. From afar, the map of Dartmoor Forest in southwest England resembles strategic battle map, with four concentric circles drawn atop a specific area, perhaps suggesting a target. The map, however, exists as a simple record, a history, of a walk Richard Long took thirty-seven years ago. “A Walk of Four Hours and Four Circles, England, 1972,” the caption reads. Each of the circles on the map represents Long’s self-imposed paths for his walk and do…
  • Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Ravel with MTT and the San Francisco Symphony. Romeo and Juliet from Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev and a Dash of Stravinsky

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Indian summer is a favorite time of year in San Francisco. The city's deceptively cutting winds give way to something approaching balminess. And one gears up, if not for romance, then surely for a new Symphony season to warm the heart, excite the pulse and remind one that art is the password to beauty's permanence. I've often commented about the happy spirit of our symphony...and do so again. There exist surly orchestras, whose players sit looking for all the world as though they'd gladly wring the conductor's neck as play for him. (These tend to be Russian!) But before I'm accused of…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Art News From Around the World: NYC ID card holders get free museum membership. Auction season has begun again – with 26 artists setting new records at the recent Phillips auction. Berlin Art Week is growing up – combining local focus with international awareness. The LA art world is shifting – it’s growing, and it’s heading east. Now there’s a home for Islamic art in North America – and it’s in suburban Toronto. The plans for the expanded National Museum of China are ready – and they’re for a mega-museum. Popular Stories of the…
  • Reception Review: September 18, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Lone Hedegaard stands with her artwork. The sun is still warm, but the air is getting crisper here in New York, where this Thursday, September 18th, we heralded in four invigorating exhibitions at Agora Gallery. In the east wing, collective exhibitions Enigmatic Realms and Realms of Figuration, and in the west, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on September 15th, we feature Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition.  In collaboration with the New York chapter of ProChile, Agora Gallery was proud to present in Gallery 2 the exhibition, South…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Art News From Around the World: The Met’s new plaza and fountains are finally open though there are some complaints about the name. The vote over Scottish independence is this week – and a ‘yes’ result could lose Scotland some Old Masters. Latin American art is fashionable these days – partly thanks to the interest of a museum in Texas. Will videos help attract young buyers to art auctions? Sotheby’s hopes so. Want to get street artists to contribute to one-of-a-kind furniture? Then hang up wooden boards and wait. Popular Stories From the Week: A little…
  • Fall Exhibitions 2014 at Agora Gallery

    Karin Maraney
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Agora Gallery is kicking off this fall with the lovely, lush, lively paintings of Latin America, in addition to two other exhibitions of diverse and delightful works of contemporary fine art. The exhibitions open on September 16, and run until October 7. The opening reception takes place on September 18, 6-8pm, and anyone looking to get the season off to an energetic and inspiring start is warmly welcomed to attend. Victor Montoya, A Beautiful Day The works in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition are characterized by their powerful integrity, allied to a…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Art news from around the world: Love the Louvre? You’re not alone: it’s the world’s most visited museum. It’s also about to get a ‘complete makeover.’ Tattoo artists are beginning to stand up for their copyrights. As Scotland moves towards the referendum on independence, Scottish artists are divided between ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Every cloud has a silver lining – the fakes problem in the Chinese art market has caused a research boom as collectors and dealers search for provenance. Public art, and why it rarely triumphs in the…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Celebrating Latin American Art at the Blanton this Fall

    Blanton Museum
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    As you may have seen in the Houston Chronicle, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere, we are thrilled to share that the Blanton has been gifted approximately 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston. In … Continue reading →
  • What Happens in One Place Affects Us All: A Conversation with Artist Adriana Corral

    Blanton Museum
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    University of Texas at Austin MFA grad Adriana Corral has been working with themes of gender-based violence since she came to UT in 2010.  Based in San Antonio, she has exhibited at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, … Continue reading →
  • Play, Investigate, Interpret, and Explore: Outdoor Odysseys at the Blanton

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

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

    Blanton Museum
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    On Thursday, August 21 at 6:30PM, award-winning filmmaker and University of Texas professor Nancy Schiesari presents a sneak preview of her film-in-progress, Canine Soldiers, which tells the story of military working dogs and their relationships with their soldier handlers. Schiesari … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • I’m so excited!!! Are you?

    Derek Murphy
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    It’s 2:26am, I’m half way packed and my wife and I are leaving for Taiwan (from Portland) in a few hours. I always love the late night before a trip, going through all your crap and deciding what you need to bring with you and what you can leave behind; figuring out your wardrobe for the next segment of your life; packing up your whole office into a suitcase. The last few days have been particularly stressful because I’m behind on a whole bunch of projects – mostly complex book formatting projects – and my InDesign software crapped out and I had to reinstall…
  • What happened to Createspace’s book cover design prices? (How much does book cover design cost?)

    Derek Murphy
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    I’m thinking of raising my prices again, and looking around to check the “going rate” for book cover design. On my book covers site I make a big deal of pointing out that my covers are cheaper than createspace’s $1049 Custom Cover Premier Plus. But I just checked and that cover design option has disappeared. They used to have an even more expensive illustrated cover option. What happened? My guess is, due to a whole community of awesome book cover designers like me that were charging way less money, Createspace wasn’t getting many book cover clients. So instead…
  • How to make raving fans for your work in five minutes

    Derek Murphy
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    It’s not to hard to build a website these days and show off your work. It’s much harder to get loyal followers or supporters. Success is rarely made by having more customers. You need loyal customers – you need people who actually give a shit about what you’re doing. That might seem tough to do over the internet, if you’re just broadcasting yourself all the time (or Tweeting about your book. Seriously, CUT THAT OUT!) But it’s actually very, very easy. Ready? Here’s the secret: Ask them a question, and then respond. Asking them something lets them…
  • Book marketing 101: Don’t sell a book; build a brand

    Derek Murphy
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    For a lot of authors, “book marketing” still means something like advertising or publicity. In other words, you put something in front of people that tells them about the book, and that they should go buy it. Here’s why that doesn’t work: People need repetition before they notice, then take action. So they’ll need to see whatever it is you’re doing many times (usually 7 or more) before it even registers. That’s why something like a one time radio appearance or newspaper review isn’t likely to sell many books. People buy based on trust.
  • Fabricating Controversy for Publicity and 3 More Powerful Marketing Lessons I learned from Houdini

    Derek Murphy
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I’m at the airport in Houston, waiting for my connecting flight back to Portland (after spending a few days talking about book marketing in Cleveland). Since I can’t get much work done on the road, I just watched the new Houdini mini-series starring Adrien Brody. It shows Houdini in a mostly sympathetic light: he’s a struggling self-starter, and entrepreneur, a show business performer. People stop coming to see him in theaters, so he he decides to “bring the theater to the people” by taking his act outdoors. He gets world-famous for putting his own life on the…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Three fun therapies that can enhance brain connectivity in your child

    Debbie
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    By Debra Muzikar Who said therapy can’t be fun? Art, dance, and music helps integrate the mind, body, and spirit as well as enhance brain connectivity. Art Therapy Art therapy is more than doing arts and crafts. An art therapist can create a safe place for a child to express themselves and get in touch with deep emotions. Many Autistic children are skilled in art so this is a strength-based therapy. Therapists are professionals with masters or doctorates who have a degree in art therapy. For Autistic children and young children images are their primary ‘container of…
  • Face Value Comic Series entertains while educating about Autism and bullying

    Debbie
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    By Debra Muzikar “We want our comic books to stand on their own merit,” Dave Kot says of Face Value Comics which boasts an Autistic superhero. Copyright 2014 Face Value Comics “I was shocked that Diamond Comic Distributors picked us up,” Dave continues. Diamond is the biggest distributor of comic books in the world. Face Value Comics not only sold out of its first issue, it’s second issue to be released in October is on Diamond’s top 20 list for pre-orders for all comic books ever. Dave, founder of Face Value Comics, a nonprofit, dedicated to autism…
  • Linda and her son Brent Anderson celebrate the humor in autism

    Debbie
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Debra Muzikar Brent Anderson, like many on the spectrum, has a literal mind. Is that funny? Yes, it can be. I talked to Brent and his mom Linda about their book “Unintentional Humor.” “Humor is the universal human bond. We can all find a common bond through humor,” Linda says. “The most important skill in raising a child with special needs is a good sense of humor. You can’t take yourself too seriously. Teaching Brent humor allowed Brent to be accepted socially,” she continues. “Wild Goose Chase” Linda shares how she coached Brent to…
  • The Autism Puzzle Piece: A symbol that’s going to stay or go?

    Debbie
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    By Debra Muzikar As language evolves so does symbols. The origins of the puzzle piece, the primary symbol for autism, go back to 1963. It was created by Gerald Gasson, a parent and board member for the National Autistic Society (formerly The Society for Autistic Children) in London. The board believed autistic people suffered from a ‘puzzling’ condition. They adopted the logo because it didn’t look like any other image used for charitable or commercial use. Included with the puzzle piece was an image of a weeping child. The weeping child was used as a reminder that Autistic…
  • Gender identity issues and females on the spectrum

    Debbie
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    by April Griffin As far back as I can remember I felt more comfortable around male peers. I have a lot of interests that tend to be male orientated and find them easier to converse with. My generation had strong gender roles and I felt compelled to rebel against them. April Griffin “Exhale” As a young woman I resented female gender roles, which were much more defined 30 years ago. I preferred to be in the shop with the men instead of in the kitchen with the ladies. Female clique behavior was a complete mystery to me until I was 36 when I read “Asperger’s and Girls” (Tony…
 
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    Feather Of Me | Feather Of Me

  • Aldo Katayanagi – Conceptual Digital Art

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Uncomfortable Portrayal of Women in Art: Paintings by Hoyron Lee

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

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

    Fred McCoy
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you the stunning images from Paris based illustrator, Romain Trystram. His talents include both traditional illustration as well as visual development. His skills have been sought by the likes of Method Films Animation, Wired Magazine, NIKE ANAS, Spirou Magazine, Bayard Presse and many more. What I enjoy most about Romain’s work is that it draws on a certain cyberpunk aesthetic that I don’t commonly come across when looking at artwork. His work is both technically forward, and imaginatively oriented which lends itself quite nicely when it comes to…
  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

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

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

  • Encaustic Q&A: Embedding metal objects

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

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

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

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

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

  • Iran: Unedited History

    Natasha Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    OVER 200 WORKS. OVER 50 YEARS. OVER 20 ARTISTS. ONE HELL OF AN EXHIBITION. Bahman Mohassess in Mitra Farahani’s ‘Fifi Howls from Happiness’ Once hailed as ‘the most important performing arts festival in the world’*, the Shiraz-Persepolis Festival of Arts ran from 1967 through 1977, providing an innovative and international platform for visual and performing arts in both Shiraz and nearby Persepolis, capital of the Persian Empire in its heyday under Achaemenid rule. In a white corridor of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, posters that advertised the…
  • Wind, Sand, and Stars

    Zakaria Wakrim
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    ‘THE EXTREME NOTHINGNESS OF THESE LANDSCAPES CASTS A SPELL UPON THOSE WHO VISIT THEM …’ ‘Amarg’ is the Amazigh (Berber) word for nostalgia, though it is also used to signify a hybrid form of musical poetry found in Southern Morocco. Southeastern Morocco presents a strange combination of different kinds of empty spaces, huge and desolated, ranging from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert. Life is seldom found in these lands, which impart an almost metaphysical feeling, forcing one to conjure meanings or answers to their questions that will continue to remain as…
  • A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

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

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

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

  • Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    I just spent the best time in Portland, Oregon for the World Domination Summit. Besides touring Portland’s lavender booths at the farmers market, berry picking at Sauvie Island, and forest park’s enchantments with my sister and her boyfriend, I had two full days of conference inspiration and delights. One of the most inspiring talks for me was from Jadah Sellner, from Simple Green Smoothies. Her poetry was real and raw. Her story was too. She did not sugar coat it with coconut low glycemic sugar. She inspired me to focus, really focus on something I want to bring into the world,…
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Polygon Portraits Cleverly Portray Various Star Wars Characters

    Creative Visual Artist
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    This beautiful collection of stylized portraits are composed of polygons placed together into a single graphic representation. Paris-based artist Vladan Filipovic used a digital low poly technique to produce the Star Wars series, which features a number of characters including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3P0, and Yoda. In each geometric portrait, mostly triangular shapes of various colors and shades fit perfectly together into recognizable arrangements. Filipovic set the illustrations on a vibrant background and paired each character with a distinctive phrase from the movies. via behance,…
  • Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal Light

    Creative Visual Artist
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Quite often the smaller things bring the bigger smiles and this fun urban stunt from micro car manufacturer Smart re-invents the serious traffic light by making it a bit more interactive. The team built a nearby dancing booth rigged with cameras that translates the dance moves of real passersby into a pixelated ‘don’t walk’ silhouette inside a crosswalk light. The video claims the installation resulted in 81% more people stopping at the light instead of walking out into the street. The piece was created for Smart’s promotional/safety campaign titled WhatAreYouFOR. via Designboom
  • Finding the right web hosting solution

    Creative Visual Artist
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Finding the best web hosting could prove to be a challenging task for some. And it is only natural, since there are so many products out there which promise to offer you the best solution to your problems. However, believe it or not, there are some steps that you could follow, in order to achieve this assignment. So, if you are curious to learn what you have to do in this respect, then you should read the lines that are to come. Research Any endeavor that you will commit to will require some research from your part, in order to be successful. This means that you will have to collect some…
  • Amazing patterns: Michigan’s Petoskey stones

    Creative Visual Artist
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Photo credit Photo credit Photo credit Photo credit These amazing stones are Petoskey stones; composed of fossilized skeletons of Hexagonaria percarinata, a type of coral from coral reefs that once covered all of what is now the state of Michigan, USA, during the ancient Devonian period, some 350 million years ago. The stones were formed as a result of glaciation, in which sheets of ice scrapped the bedrock, picking up fragments, and then grinding off their rough edges and depositing them in the northwestern portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula. You could say Petoskey stones are…
  • Amazing Backlit Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti

    Creative Visual Artist
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    As part of a new exhibition at Black Book Gallery in Denver, artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (aka. Hari & Deepti), have created a new body of work titled “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” The artists were inspired by recent travels through Moab, Utah and Yellowstone, Wyoming, and transformed elements of their adventures into delicately hand-cut paper sculptures infused with mythology and science fiction. Each piece is lit from behind or below with LED strips and the boxes are exhibited in dark rooms to enhance the effect. You can see several more of their recent light box…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Image Transfer to Wood Instructable

    Emmanuel Martinez
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Follow this tutorial to Transfer an image to Wood by Instructables member CabinetDoorGuys. Image Transfer to Wood Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • The Art of Octavi Navarro

    Emmanuel Martinez
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Octavi Navarro is an artist / illustrator, self-taught painter and pixel artist from Barcelona, Spain. The Art of Octavi Navarro You can find more works here: Octavi Navarro’s Tumblr page Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Shirt designs for the week 091614

    Emmanuel Martinez
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Here we’ve collected some of the best shirt designs from various shirt companies! Acquiring one of these these bad boys will make you truly stand out. These are excellent to give to your cool and hip friends or for yourself as well! Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Whitespot Designed by Artemple $15.00 Rocket Cats Design by Ronan Lynam $25.00 How to Desolate Your Dragon Designed by rejagalu $25.00 Jack Rabbit Design by Adam Rajcevich $12.95 Devastated city Design by fourscore $25.00 Leap of Faith Design by Budi Satria Kwan $9.95 Next Legend Design by…
 
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    love art will travel

  • Artemis, Liverpool and Conwy, Wales!

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

    Emily Magone
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Pumped.So a few weeks ago, I received an email through my Etsy shop from a lovely woman at the BBC requesting a couple of my pillow covers for a home design show that they do called DIY SOS: The Big Build.  After further reading and a little research, I realized that it was the original (British) version of a show we watch in America called Extreme Home Makeover.  I've been obsessed with EHM for years, and have never made it through an episode without crying like a baby.So to be asked to make a contribution to such an epic and worthy cause, even if it is just a couple of little…
  • Painting Parties!

    Emily Magone
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Super fun alternative for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, staff retreats, team building and more!  Book yours today!Contact me at www.emilymagone.com! It's gonna rule.
  • "Feel the Beauty"

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

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

  • sunday spark // 11

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    // aren't these vintage textiles transformed into flora & fauna amazing? so clever and striking. i particularly love the bird against the blue background.// here are 10 tips for staying sane as an artist from charlotte thomson morley. definitely something for creatives to read! it's pretty much common sense, but sometimes these things are hard, and you need reminding/motivation.// woah, aren't these abstract paintings using epoxy polymer quite something? i love the colours and the patterns that are made.// i've never been abroad, but with this list of 18…
  • new patterns - crosses

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    you know when you work on something for ages, go away from it, then come back and realise it's rubbish? that's what happened with the painted bits here i'd intended to make a pattern with. it looked good on paper, but when i scanned it in it just ..didn't look good. i tried to carry on regardless, but ..nope, the resulting pattern just looked sub par.after leaving it for a couple weeks i came back to it with fresh eyes. i tidied up the shapes, made the colours different and less saturated, and ...voila, these patterns happened! not that they're particularly amazing or anything, but i still…
  • 10 books about pattern & textiles

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    a short list of pattern and textile books that are in my wishlist. if you have any to recommend that aren't included, please let me know. ..i will definetly be needing a new bookshelf soon, mine is beginning to flow over!v&a pattern: liberty'sthe collier campbell archive: 50 years of passion in patternv&a pattern: modern british designersartists' textiles 1940-197620th century pattern design: textile & wallpaper pioneersgeometric: graphic art and pattern fonts by kapitzabritish textiles: 1700 to the presenttextiles: the art of mankindprint &; patternpattern by orla kiely
  • new work and patterns

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    a year or so ago, i was having a little markmaking session, i was using up some leftover black acrylic paint i think. anyway, i never really did anything with it, but out of nowhere i remembered it was on my computer and wanted to make a pattern. of course i wanted to make a pattern, do i do anything else these days (of course i do, it was rhetorical...but still)?so uh ..these kinda just happened! actually, i made the simple images on the cream background first and the pattern imagery came to me after. typically, i didn't stray away from being colourful. i actually have many more ideas of…
  • creative blog hop

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    though i rarely participate in blog hops and similar things, this is one i am totally on board with, because i love hearing from other creatives and how they go about doing what they do. i was nominated by natasha and helen, so go say hello to them! ..after you've read my answers of course ;). what am I working on?nothing at the moment! well, what i mean is that i currently have no work on (you can change that!), but i'm always working on something personal whether it's a bit of collaging, filling up my sketchbook, painting/markmaking, making a pattern or learning a new skill. i'd love to…
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    Park West Gallery

  • Marcus Glenn’s art and the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    kristine
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Marcus Glenn‘s artwork for the Oct. 16-19 Amelia Island Jazz Festival puts you in the mood for the great music and good times the annual event has on deck for attendees. True to form, Marcus captures the essence of music in his work. It takes only a quick glance at the vibrant piece to get into that jazz groove. The festival provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to Florida’s Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the sounds, excitement and vitality of great jazz. The Festival presents world-class jazz in many styles, including…
  • Are you a local artist? It’s time to submit entries!

    kristine
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The five finalists attended a finale event and exhibit at Park West Gallery. Left to right: Weatherly Stroh, Pat McManus, Victory Pytko, Park West Gallery’s Morris Shapiro, Henry Heading and Kim Fujiwara. Calling local Michigan visual artists – it’s time to submit your work for the third Mi Great Artist competition. The online contest is an initiative by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Park West Gallery is again pleased to partner with the county for the program. Entry is open to all artists 18 years and older who live, work or attend school in one of…
  • Dominic Pangborn visits alma mater to talk about his art and exhibit

    kristine
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Dominic Pangborn last week made a stop by his alma mater – Lumen Christi – in Jackson, Michigan. The artist shared with students the inspirational story of his career, after which he headed over to the Ella Sharp Museum, also in Jackson, to give a talk there. His more than 60-piece exhibition - Evolution of Art & Design through Revolution - remains at the museum through Oct. 11. Park West collectors may enjoy a look at this Korean television special – “Global Success” that features Dominic and his career. The program was produced in 2012, and although the…
  • Park West Foundation: Fostering Futures

    kristine
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Albert and Mitsie Scaglione will join Michigan Governor and Mrs. Rick Snyder and Maura Corrigan, director of the state’s Department of Human Services, as part of the 2014 host committee for Fostering Futures. It’s a Michigan Education Trust charitable benefit that provides support for students in foster care that will be held from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Park West Foundation has been a proud sponsor of the Michigan Education Trust Fostering Futures Benefit since the scholarship was initiated in 2012. As 2014 host committee members,…
  • Albert and Autumn in Alaska

    kristine
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery’s founder and CEO, is pictured here with the young painter Autumn de Forest at a private Park West collector event aboard a recent cruise to Alaska. Albert shared the story of first getting acquainted with Autumn’s artwork. “Friends of mine from New York kept saying, ‘you’ve got to look at this young lady’s art,’ and I was overwhelmed.” he said. “Forget about her age, forget about anything else. She’s a very accomplished colorist, a very accomplished technician, she’s extraordinarily creative.” The group enjoyed hearing…
 
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  • Generate Your child Very pleased with Lovable Toddler Flower Girl Dresses

    smith9898
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
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    12 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
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    smith9898
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
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  • Getting a decision about Distinct Toddler Flower Girl Dresses

    smith9898
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
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    9 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
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  • Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The post Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. appeared first on RotblattAmrany.com.
  • Conversations on Art & Science – Multiverse: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies, August 28, 2014

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Universe is inconceivably large. Comprehending it has challenged and inspired artists and scientists for centuries. And it will continue to do so. Less than 100 years ago astronomers thought that the Universe comprised a single galaxy – our Milky Way – with its 100 billion stars. Edwin Hubble enlarged our view 100 billion fold with his discovery that the faint nebulae seen in the sky were actually distant galaxies like our own, and his discovery of the expansion of the Universe told us there was a cosmic beginning to all we see some 14 billion years ago. We have now plumbed the…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Statue to Honor Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings to be Unveiled in March 2015 in Los Angeles

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany proudly announces their latest project, a larger-than-life size bronze statue of Los Angeles Kings former star player, Luc Robitaille to be installed at Star Plaza, just outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The installation will take place March 7th 2015; and the buzz is already generating excitement about this permanent tribute to honor the highest scoring left winger in the history of the sport. Robitaille will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center. The statue will be revealed…
  • Chicago Bears Founder Immortalized in Soldier Field Monument

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

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

  • The Revenge of the Filthy Dreams HALLOWREEN Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    He’s baaaaaack Did you feel that first fall chill in the air, faithful Filthy Dreams followers? Do you know what that means?! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! THE RETURN OF THE HALLOWREEN PLAYLIST! Sure, its only mid-September but Halloween (or Hallowreen as Tim Curry seems to be slurring in his queeny performance in The Worst Witch) will be here faster than you think. Quick! Hoard all the animatronic rat decorations at the Spirit Halloween Store before it’s too late! And nothing will set those rats a’dancin’ than this over five-hour long sequel to last year’s Hallowreen…
  • Warming Their Wasted Flowers: Representations Of Loss In ‘Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take’

    Emily Colucci
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Jim Hodges, Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013. Denim fabric, thread, 144 x 288 in. Private Collection, San Francisco © Jim Hodges. Photo by John Kennard. (all images Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston)   In the one hope, O Capitol of shade! That Death like some new sun should rise and give Warmth to their wasted flowers, and make them live –Charles Baudelaire, “The Death of Artists” With his intuitive use of seemingly mundane materials such as denim, mirrors, silk scarves and, frequently fabric flowers, Jim Hodges’ art, like the final lines of…
  • Why Can’t You Give Me The RESPECT That I’m Entitled To?!: The Lypsinka Video Lounge

    Emily Colucci
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Lypsinka goes full-on Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford Why hello there! What are you drinking, Mary? A pumpkin spice latte? BLECH! Get that swill out of here, queen, and I’ll give you some of our World Famous Pumpkin Punch. Sure, it might taste like hot pumpkin gin water but if you drink enough of it, you won’t even remember you don’t like it. Well, it’s that time again for another Party Out Of Bounds post. I was planning on writing a serious post today but then, I realized: it’s Friday! So sit back, grab another glass or two of our pumpkin punch and let’s…
  • 5 Films/Videos To Shock Your Vacation-Mates This Labor Day Weekend

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

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

  • Ebony – A Hardwood Used for Robust Wood Craft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    rohansingh336
    19 Dec 2013 | 1:12 am
    http://woodcarvingcraft.blogspot.in/2013/12/carve-more-and-more-to-bring-perfection.html via Indian Craft Export http://woodcarvingcraft.blogspot.in/2013/12/carve-more-and-more-to-bring-perfection.html
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  • Night II: Photos by Mikko Lagerstedt

    Jason Jose
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Night II: Photos by Mikko LagerstedtA continuation of his Night series in which he transforms the landscape of Finland, by blending two different exposures, into something ethereal and dreamlike.
  • Obituaries: Paintings by Hugh Mendes

    Jason Jose
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Obituaries: Paintings by Hugh MendesPaintings of newspaper clippings of popular figures who have died using the obituary section of The Guardian, a British daily, as the source material. The images are chosen for their iconic qualities and the paintings serve as an act of remembrance. The ephemeral qualities of newsprint, which wilts and yellows over time, is negated and is replaced by an enduring work of art.
  • Love the Skin You're In: Drawings by Oliver Jones

    Jason Jose
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Love the Skin You're In: Drawings by Oliver JonesPhotorealistic drawings rendered in colored chalk pastel that questions the limitations in the pursuit of perfection and how people are influenced by how the media advertises, manipulates, and exploits the imagery of flesh.Today’s science, coupled with commerce that appeals to society’s vain traits, means that humanity no longer has to leave everything down to nature. We feel that we also need to be part of the design.On view at Gusford Sept. 12 – Oct. 25.
  • Apex: Paintings by Dave White

    Jason Jose
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Apex: Paintings by Dave WhiteGestural paintings of sharks using expressive brushstrokes and drips to add movement and dynamism to the works. Apex refers to the position the Great White Shark occupies at the top of the oceanic food chain.Obviously great whites have a nasty reputation. But in actual fact they’re fragile and beautiful. I want people to look at how rare they are — that’s the crux of it all.
  • Paintings by Erkin

    Jason Jose
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Paintings by ErkinStill life paintings of stacks of Chinese porcelain, which he purchases at antique markets, and gives each work its own story through composition and careful lighting.
 
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  • WE LOVED THE SHOW OF JIM SHAW AT METRO PICTURES AND HERE IS ONE OF HIS BOOKS!.

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

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

    Nikolaos Routsis
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Fred Wilson (born 1954, the Bronx) has created site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. Beginning with the groundbreaking and critically accalaimed exhibition Mining the Museum (1992-93) at the Maryland Historical Society, Fred Wilson has juxtaposed and re-contextualized existing objects to create new installations, which alter…
  • NEW PDF. DOWNLOAD.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization founded by visual artist Jonas Staal in 2012, dedicated to providing “alternative parliaments” hosting organizations that currently find themselves excluded from democracy. New World Summit opposes the misuse of the concept of democracy for expansionist, military and colonial gains to which the organization refers as “democratism.” The most recent excess of democratism has taken the form of the so-called War Against Terror. In opposition to democratism the New World Summit explores the field of art as a space to re-imagine…
  • DO YOU LOVE ANIMATIONS?. SHALL WE JOIN?.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
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  • Paintings by Jack Vettriano

    sunscreen
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Jack Vettriano was born in Scotland. 25 years ago he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition and both of them were accepted and...
  • Summer by Jean Marie Drouet

    sunscreen
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Jean Marie Drouet was born in Nantes, having a degree from School of Fine Arts from Angoulême, France. Having access to the ocean , he is sensitive to sea,...
  • Creativity in the Kitchen, by French Cuisse

    sunscreen
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Food is of course is taste but it is not just that. Aesthetics of food has an immense role of how own perceives the taste later....
  • The Ganna Studio, Taipei

    sunscreen
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    This instalment is located in the centre of Taipei, in a neighbourhood of the city that had the sense of vintage. The Ganna Studio that was the office...
  • Photography Lessons by Saul Leiter

    sunscreen
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a place I have been there once. He started capturing instances of New York with black and white films, experimenting...
 
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  • PrestaShop Beta Program – Questions & Answers

    Benjamin Utterback
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    Last Tuesday, after many months of hard work, we were thrilled to announce that our latest project, a revolutionary cloud ecommerce solution, was made available for Beta testing. What’s so special about this cloud ecommerce solution? Well, for starters, it’s completely free. That’s right folks, it’s pure unequivocal ecommerce freedom. We’ll never ask for your credit card to power your online store, ever. Not just for this Beta version, but all versions, forever! Just provide your email address and create your online store in minutes. So many of you have already signed up to test the…
  • 5 Examples of Ecommerce Product Pages That Convert

    Julie Liu
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Internet is a gateway to an infinite number of products that online shoppers can choose from. If shoppers are not convinced by your product pages, they can easily leave your site and for your competitors’ shop. That is why your product pages play a critical role in your visitors’ purchasing decisions. They can make or break a sale! The good news is that there are many ways to improve product pages and boost sales. Here, we share key elements they should have and 5 examples of ecommerce product pages that convert. Why are product pages important? Beyond SEO benefits, the goal…
  • 29 N Under, an Apparel Retailer, Migrates from Facebook to PrestaShop and Grows 1000%

    Julie Liu
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    In this success story, we’re introducing you to a PrestaShop store with a unique concept – “Dresses under $29”. No matter which item you select from 29 N Under’s online store, you’re guaranteed to pay no more than $29. This innovative pricing model was thought up by marketing professional and co-owner, Jason Burlin. The dress selection and creative outfits however, is curated by his wife and Californian fashionista, Oryan Burlin. With an eye for fashion and a great business motto, this duo started selling dresses online through a Facebook store. Since then they’ve migrated to…
  • E-commerce Paris 2014: Visit PrestaShop at the e-commerce event of the year

    Julie Liu
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Once again, E-commerce Paris is the place to be for all major players in the online sales industry. Will you be there? We will! From September 23-25, 2014 visit PrestaShop at booths B041 and C041 in an exhibition space entirely dedicated to creating and enhancing online stores. This year, the PrestaShop team will be on location along with 19 of our partners. Whether you’re an online retailer, developer, agency or partner, come and have a chat with us at the PrestaShop Village. Find out about the latest news, ask questions and even get a free assessment from the PrestaShop team – we…
  • Vote for PrestaShop! for the 2014 People’s Choice CMS Awards

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

  • Red Head by Rhoda Yanow

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

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

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

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

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

  • Creative Artist Management Agency

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Copy Writers New York: Traffic Creative Management team has a Best team of Artist which are expert in the field of Copy write work. The artist will provide you the best work of Copy write in New York to know more visit over office personally in New York.
  • Advertising and Design in New York by Traffic creative Management

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
  • Motion Graphics Artist Portfolio

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Motion Graphics Artist Portfolio: Traffic Creative Management Agency is a New York base Creative Services providing Agency they and specialized in Advertising and Design with copy writers. They also have and expert team in Motion graphics which will provide you a Motion graphics video’s in New York.
  • How a different paradigm in the advertising, branding and design business was born

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    New York has been the hub of the advertising business for many a decade.  One thing that everyone in the industry agrees with is that the business has changed 180 degrees from the old days of the ad world. A new hybrid of Boutique Branding and advertising agencies and consulting firms have cropped up to meet clients needs with a more flexible and curatorial approach. Blog Source - http://traffic-artist-nyc.blogspot.in/2014/08/how-different-paradigm-in-advertising.html
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    Jung Katz

  • Submissions and Feature F.A.Q.

    Jung Katz
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    This list may be updated from time to time as more questions roll in. How large of a portfolio should I have before submitting my work? It depends upon the quality and the consistency of your work. Try to only post your best work and to have work that compliments one another. All of your […]
  • Artist Interview: Hana Lee – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Hello Jung Katz! My name is Hana Lee. I’m from Tokyo, Japan and I study Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in London. I draw lots of people and anything weird that comes to mind. That’s really all I […]
  • Artist Interview: Gill Chantler – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Today, we’d like to introduce you to illustrator, Gill Chantler. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I work as an Illustrator, in my work I participate on all sorts briefs helping to make projects look exciting and fresh. I was born in Scotland were I was […]
  • Artist Interview: Tom Handy – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? “My name is Tom Handy, I’m currently living and studying illustration in Bristol in the UK. I’m originally from Cheltenham where I grew up on a farm spending most of my time drawing.” What’s your inspiration? “I don’t think […]
  • Artist Interview: Ken Iizuka – Freelance Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Tell us about yourself… I am Ken iizuka and I am a freelance illustrator and part time printmaker based in Brighton. Both my parents are Japanese but I’ve been bought up in many different countries excluding Japan (born in the Philippines, lived in Yemen, Nepal, Cambodia, Uzbekistan and the UK). What really drew me to […]
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  • The Spirit of Sils Maria

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Madrid (UNED), Spain                 She got out of her car, knees together, showing off her elegant high-heel shoes, her skirt cut and her printed silk blouse with a cleavage that left the smooth skin of her neck in full view. This image of Isabelle merged with the other images that were still in my memory, jumping around and crashing into one another over and over again, obstructing the truth and pulling me towards that world of memories…
  • Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Author: Elena Cué        Cai Guo-Qiang observing one of the sculptures in the Patio during the exhibition I Want to Believe at Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, 2009   One morning in May we arrived at the appartment that Cai shares with Hong Hong Wu, his wife, and their two daughters in New York's Soho district. As he was refurbishing his work studio at the time, we were lucky enough to see his home transformed into a kind of workshop, complete with some of his works lying around on furniture and on the floor. We enjoyed an unforgettable leisurely lunch with the…
  • Interview with Olivia Bee. Bernal Espacio, Madrid

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Author: Fabrizzio Morales-Angulo     Olivia Bee: Enveloped in a dream. Bernal Espacio Gallery, Madrid.   We all have memories, all adults have suffered through adolescence, and almost everyone has pictures from that age.  Images that take us back to past times of solitude or in the company of those who were special during those years. Images that make us remember friendships already forgotten and sensations that were unique and marvelous in that moment.   Olivia Bee has made all of these moments of her life stay frozen in the images that she has…
  • Interview with Ai Weiwei.

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Autor: Marta Gnyp          Ai Weiwei is a phenomenon: artist, architect, curator and political activist, someone who can adopt Western artistic ideas without forgetting his Chinese cultural heritage. His formal language is as clear and touching as his political ideals. His belief in the universality of human rights and the translation of this belief in action has inspired many in China and abroad. Here, Ai Weiwei shares his ideas about his art and art in general, his thoughts on society and politics, his vision for China and his role in creating a new form…
  • Missing Hesse

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Philosophy, University of Madrid (UNED), Spain         It was Hermann Hesse, together with a few other authors, who showed me from a very early age that literature is the refinement and perfectioning of life that is achieved through the kind of internalization often found in fine art. Internalizing does not mean reducing narratable external events to their minimum; rather, it means combining a series of events with a specific narrative message, within that apparent stopping of time that, again,…
 
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Chaos Control Opening Reception Photos Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

    Shawn McNulty
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Art snoopers found some original digital artworks by Andy Warhol on some old format floppy disks. Commodore called on Warhol to promote their Amiga 1000 back in the mid-80s when they were competing with the Macintosh series from Apple. Maybe Commodore is currently a behemoth tech company in an alternate universe. We knew this artwork was created because there is footage of Andy tinkering on an Amiga 1000 with Debbie Harry for a promotional event. Artist Cory Arcangel initiated the search when he became obsessed with the YouTube footage of Warhol on the Amiga, and figured that the files had to…
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  • Kralik Glass: No Pale Imitator

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Countries Ideal for Traveling Alone

    Nazar
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A lot of people like to travel alone. They say that it’s so they can get to know the world and themselves. And besides, no need to adjust to another person: if you want all day long lie on the beach and not go anywhere — please, suddenly decided to go scout the ruins — anytime! The main thing is to make your travel leave a good impression, and were safe. That is why in this collection are 10 countries with the highest rates of the Global Index of peace and the International Index of happiness. Read also: 20 Ideal Places for Solitude Artnaz.com wishes you a memorable and enjoyable…
  • World After Apocalypse

    Nazar
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    New Zealand artists artists John Walters and Peter Baustauer work in the company Naughty Dog, which is developing a computer video games. On the release of The Last of Us, which is set in post-apocalyptic world, they introduced the famous sights in the abandoned and dilapidated state. Artnaz.com in awe before the end of the world is sent to walk at these places. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (23 more) Albert Dock, Liverpool, England The walled city of Avila, Spain Business Center “Four Towers”, Madrid, Spain Amsterdam, The Netherlands Angel of the North, Gateshead, England Warsaw…
  • Favorite Photographer of Introverts

    Nazar
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Elizabeth Gadd — twenty year old photographer from Canada. She grew up close to the beautiful forests, hills, mountains and ocean. Therefore, in her images she manages to convey a great world in which man and nature are one. But she does not simply showes what she sees — Elizabeth takes viewers into the space of her pictures. And it seems that these pictures literally breathe. With fresh breezes, the air of dawn, timber moisture, wonderful aromas of herbs and loneliness. And it’s not hopeless, but easy and desirable. From them you do not want to hide, but want to enjoy them. Real…
  • Rainy Watercolor

    Nazar
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    20 paintings that reconcile us to inevitably impending autumn reality. Talented artist Lin Ching-Che is 27 years old. His inspiration is autumn rain. Overcast city streets cause not melancholy and sadness, but a desire to pick up a brush. Lin Ching Che paints with watercolors. Multi-colored water, he extols the beauty of rainy cities. Lin Ching-Che was born and lives in Taipei, the capital of the island of Taiwan. The young artist — is already recognized worldwide as a watercolorist and a member of several major international associations of artists. Many people like his rainy landscapes:…
  • All is Illusive

    Nazar
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    How do I love the mystical tranquility of autumn foggy mornings. Always a little sad when autumn comes. But with it come these mystical icy misty mornings when everything seems silent and holds it’s breath, and you sit, wrapped in a blanket, and just look out the window, fascinated by the beauty of silence. And it is not possible not to love this autumn. In this article Artnaz.com collected photographs from which breathes chill, freshness and infinite tranquility. So sit back and grab a cup of hot tea. Waiting for a miracle © Matjaz Cater (16 more) Tower Bridge FLEMING2009 ~~~ Unknown…
 
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  • Mitchell Johnson

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

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

    Antrese Wood
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Gabe Fernandez and Antrese Wood talk about how to craft a compelling artist bio, the importance of social skills, and why community among artists is so important for your development – and sanity. Gabe Fernandez is an artist from Portland Oregon who paints environments – he captures the essence of places: empty rooms with chairs, suburban landscapes and the occasional still life. There is a peace and quiet about his work, and I get the sense in many of them that something just happened, or is about to happen. Recently I had a long conversation with Gabe. I’ve been reaching out…
  • Let’s Talk Money with Luna Jaffe

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

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

  • I think I can, I think I can

    Justine
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
      Today I woke up from yet another bad dream; I decided instead of laying in bed dwelling on my twisted unconcious brain waves I decided to get up and work on my self portrait. I am still pretty satisfied with the way it is turning out and I am appreciating my ability to be patient with it to ensure that I am really proud of my finished product. I waited for Sam to wake up and then turned on the music while he decided to go back to sleep, and I went off into my own world attempting to better my mood that has only been affected by my own imagination. I wish that I could say that was the…
  • Mission: Happiness

    Justine
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
      One main goal that I had today was to go the whole day with out feeling angry or upset for any reason. I came really close; so close it counts. Being that our life together is so different then most it maybe hard to explain how I am not over the top bubbly happy 24/7. Although I feel blessed to be able to have this life with Sam, it is far from stress free (for real); Questions arise in my mind constantly about whether I am good enough at anything to be able to not have to live a robotic life and struggle, and to really be able to have/pursuit the true American dream even though I am…
  • Bacon Spaghetti Recipe

    Justine
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 2/3 cup lean, smoked bacon, sliced in thin strips 3 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan scant ¼ cup freshly grated romano 1 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsly 4 tbsp light cream pepper 1 lb/450 g dried spaghetti     Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over a medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until browned. Remobed from the heat. Combine the eggs, cheeses, parsley, and cream in a bowl, mixing well. Season with pepper. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and return to…
  • Writers Block

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

    Justine
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                              “My food demons are Chinese food, sugar, and butter” –Kristie Alley I picked Kristie Alley to quote because I agree with her on her food demons; they are mine too. Sugar especially is so good it is hard not to get hooked, and boy do I have a sugar tooth. In my research I have found that 1…
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  • Pregnant Alicia Keys Posts Nude Photo To Promote #WeAreHere Movement

    netloid
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Award winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys posted a nude photo of her naked and pregnant belly with peace sign painted on the baby bump to draw eyes to a charity movement. The peace sign painted on the 33-year-old’s baby bump was representative of the #WeAreHere movement, a charitable campaign. In the image, she gives the camera a gaze of intent with her braided and beaded hair falling to one side. She has explained that since last month’s news of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and recent events in the Middle East, she has started to consider her role in the world…
  • Naked Swimmers Attempt World Skinny Dipping Record in Freezing Temperatures at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, North East England – NSFW Pics

    netloid
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Hundreds of naked old and young people braved freezing temperatures to bare all for a dip in the North Sea at dawn on Sunday September 21st. Charity fund raisers, fun seekers and the plain balmy took part in the event at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, described as the “ultimate ice bucket challenge”. They gathered from 5.30am to see a glorious dawn as the sun’s rays broke through the clouds above…..then launched themselves into the waves. But it was a ‘bit parky’ with the temperatures barely rising above freezing out of the water – and even colder in it. The naked dawn…
  • This Video of Leonardo DiCaprio Rapping “Scenario” with Jamie Foxx Is Epic to Say the Least.

    netloid
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    “Leo DiCaprio rapping “Scenario” with Jamie Foxx!!! Epic to say the least. @1OakLA was insane last night! He’s wearing a hat and has a huge beard but trust me, it’s Leo” The post This Video of Leonardo DiCaprio Rapping “Scenario” with Jamie Foxx Is Epic to Say the Least. appeared first on Netloid.
  • 24 Fabulous Jumping Cats Photos That Will Put a Smile of Your Face!

    netloid
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    We all love cats, if you don’t you should probably read this post here. If you are still not convinced checkout then still take a look at these cats jumping. Cats are generally considered asymbol of grace and poise – they have excellent balance and are said to always land on their feet. Even when they’re up in the air, like these 15 jumping cats at play, they retain a graceful athleticism that most of us lack – on or off the ground. The cat’s ability to always land on its feet, which is on display in many of these pictures, is called the righting reflex. A study in 1987…
  • Padmini Prakash – India’s First Transgender News Anchor

    netloid
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Padmini Prakash, a 31-year-old transgender from Coimbatore, the sixteenth largest urban city of India says she’s freed herself from her social and personal demons. Padmini Prakash became the first transgender woman to read the news on live TV which is in itself a great step for the country who legally recognized third gender citizens back in April. At 7pm on Independence Day this year, when the lights went on and the cameras started rolling in the Lotus News Channel studios, and she read out the day’s headlines from a teleprompter. Padmini has acted in a television serial and…
 
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Strawberry Sunday: Banned Books Week Sale

    Tenae Stewart
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    It’s that time again: time for the annual Banned Books Week Sale! Banned Books Week is a national celebration of books that have been banned from schools, libraries and the public eye, in every corner of the world, for social, political and religious controversies. And every year, during that week, Strawberry Moon celebrates with a sale on all the banned books currently in the shop! Check out the shop all this week for 20% off on your favorite controversial classics.Filed under: Regular Features, Strawberry Sunday
  • Friday Faves: Banned Books Week

    Tenae Stewart
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Banned Books Week is an annual event held the last week in September, coming up soon! Banned books are books that have been banned from society, most especially in the West from appearing in libraries or schools, though some more radical governments have banned them from being legally read in their countries at all. Some of these books have been controversial for their extreme politics, some for their sexual content, some for the use of language no longer socially acceptable. But despite all of these hang-ups, you might be surprised to discover how many of your favorite classics have been…
  • Drinks with Women of Worth: Agatha Christie

    Tenae Stewart
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Who Was She? Agatha Christie was born on this day, September 15, in 1890. Her first literary success was in 1920 when she published a novel featuring Poirot, the detective character that would stay with her for decades. Known to mystery lovers as the Queen of Crime, Agatha published 91 books, 80 of which were detective stories. Though her life was not without its scandals, thanks to a very public image, Agatha was more dedicated to her work than to her social obligations. After the dissolution of her first marriage, she married Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, and they remained married for 46…
  • Throwback Thursday: Remembering 9/11

    Tenae Stewart
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    A somber Throwback Thursday this week but an important one. I hope to someday be able to visit the museum and memorial in New York. How many of you have visited? Filed under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
  • Friday Faves: The Alchemyst Etsy Shop

    Tenae Stewart
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Maybe I should have saved this fave shop for October but I just couldn’t wait to share it with you: The Alchemyst is a relatively new shop with self-proclaimed ‘Extraordinary Potions & Curious Notions’, including tea, bath soaks and more. The Seattle-based company is the brainchild of Samantha and Stefanie, two creatives with a knack for enticing products and beautiful packaging.   The shop’s packaging is really to die for, with beautiful custom art labels printed on kraft paper, like this stunning “Murder of Crows” tea, which includes lapsang…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Jean Betancourt – Illustrations

    Will Ellison
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Jean Betancourt is a freelance illustrator, designer who studied art, and currently lives, in Caracas, Venezuela. The post Jean Betancourt – Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • So PineNut – Illustrations

    Will Ellison
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    So PineNut is the alias of the artist responsible for these imaginative illustrations. The elusive Pinenut is a part-time illustrator from Tokyo, Japan. The post So PineNut – Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Lola Dupré – Collage

    Will Ellison
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Irish artist, Lola Dupré does her shattered collages completely by hand, using good old fashion glues and scissors. The super talented Lola has been commissioned by Nike, New York Magazine, and Doubleday & Cartwright among others. The photo manipulations at the end of the post were done as a collaboration with photographer, Lisa Carletta.      The post Lola Dupré – Collage appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Anka Zhuravleva – Photography

    Will Ellison
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    This bit of inspirational photography is by Anka Zhuravleva - who trained as an architect in Russia before life events led her into modeling. A little later drown the road, after doing oil painting for a few years, she discovered that photographer was her true passion. The post Anka Zhuravleva – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Peter Stewart – Photography

    Will Ellison
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Peter Stewart does travel photography, traveling the world, taking stunning shots of landscapes and cityscapes. The Australian born photographer had no experienced before he started playing with a camera about five years ago. This series of colorful building facades was taken in Hong Kong. The post Peter Stewart – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • America in Decay?

    Maren Maier
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Via Foreign AffairsIn a new Foreign Affairs article, Francis Fukuyama dissects sources of US political dysfunction. Fukuyama argues the problems with American politics today stem from the basic design of U.S. political institutions, exacerbated by increasingly hostile polarization. Unfortunately, absent some sort of major external shock, he believes the decay is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. But is there a way to turn the tides on an America in Decay?
  • Conflict Kitchen

    Maren Maier
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Conflict Kitchen invites us for a taste of new thinking and shared conversation on American relations around the world.While brainstorming concepts for a new restaurant project in their hometown of Pittsburgh, artists Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski noticed a gap of culinary offerings from countries in conflict with the U.S. Government. Like many of us, they recalled fond memories at local ethnic restaurants growing up, where they were first introduced to new immigrant cultures through exotic flavors textured with subtle complexities of a place. They were intrigued by food’s ability to…
  • Eduardo Staszowski & Lara Penin, Parsons DESIS Lab

    Maren Maier
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Academia meets real world to create an experimental space for public sector innovationParsons DESIS Lab at The New School in New York City is a leading voice in the field of public sector design. It is a member of the DESIS Network, a group of more than 30 labs at universities around the world that are clustered around specific issues of sustainability and social innovation. Parsons DESIS Lab at The New School is the largest in the U.S. and leads a thematic cluster called “Public and Collaborative.” Developed from public realm-related research conducted at several design schools and DESIS…
  • Gabriela Bulisova, Time Zone

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

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

  • Bizarre Creatures: Social Weavers

    Bizarre Culture
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Social weavers are a highly gregarious species of bird from the Kalahari region of southern Africa, owing their name to their communal nest building tendencies – a characteristic rarely found in birds. Even though social weavers are small, their nests are believed to be among the largest in the world, sometimes exceeding 20 feet in length and 10 feet in height. A nest this size houses hundreds of birds at a time, and is a spectacular sight to behold. These massive nests are made up of twigs, grass, cotton and other natural materials, and are constantly maintained by the birds. Social…
  • Film Review: Belle

    Jordan Dean
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Director: Amma Asante Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson Plot: After her enslaved mother dies, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw) is taken by her father (Goode) to live with her aristocratic great uncle, the Lord Chief Justice (Wilkinson). Review: Amma Asante’s second directorial film tells the story of the illegitimate child of Royal Navy captain, John Lindsay, and an African woman named Maria Belle. The child named Dido Elizabeth Belle was brought up at Kenwood House by her great uncle Lord Mansfield. Lord Mansfield’s position as…
  • An Interview with Tkay Maidza

    Bizarre Culture
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    18 year old Tkay Maidza is an upcoming Australian hip hop artist who just collaborated with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok to produce a song called ‘Finish Them’. Tkay launched into Adelaide’s music scene last year and she’s already making waves around the world with her catchy sound. We had the chance to talk to Tkay about her background, influences, upcoming projects and future plans. What was it like growing up in Australia? How did your environment shape your musical preferences? Growing up in Australia was fun; I was totally oblivious to everything. Not a lot goes down in…
  • Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Burning man is as much a cultural phenomenon as it is an art festival, and photographer Trey Ratcliff did his best to capture this balance.  Check out some of the stunning images by Trey Ratcliff at this year’s event. The post Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff appeared first on .
  • Daily Life in India by Bernat Armangue

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Bernat Armangue has been an Associated Press photographer since 2005. He has covered a variety of news events from the summer Olympic games and FIFA World Cups, to political stories like the post election violence in Kenya during 2008, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Libya and the Egyptian political transition. He is currently based in Delhi, covering south Asia. Here, he captures daily life in New Delhi and Mumbai.   A clothes vendor awaits customers as a boy carries tea in the old city of New Delhi.   An albino man sleeps surrounded of piles of equipment in New…
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