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  • Exhibitions: Labyrinth of Color; Reconstructing Reality

    Agora Art Gallery Blog
    Karin Maraney
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Winter is coming, but within Agora Gallery, you wouldn’t know it – the art in our upcoming exhibitions is so full of warmth, energy and passion that it will chase all thoughts of the cold away. These two collective exhibitions of contemporary fine art are perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of spice and spirit to their day. The exhibitions open on November 29 and run until December 19. The opening reception, for which entrance is free, will take place on the evening of Thursday December 4, between 6 and 8pm. Ines De Poligny, Templanza (Temple) Labyrinth of Color presents the work of…
  • As Art Schools Have Become More Elitist Are They Losing Out On The Most Creative Students?

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    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    “Art schools used to be havens for students who, for whatever reason, had not found their niche in the traditional academic system. Now prospective art students very often have to prove their academic credentials to compete for a place at the most prestigious colleges.”
  • Do We Need Galleries Anymore? The Utility of Online Exhibitions

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Making the art world accessible to anyone with an internet connection. —Artsy Visual art is rarely understood unless it is reckoned with in person. Even then, it is often difficult to really see what an artist is trying to express, especially with the many abstract works that have come out of modernism. A huge part of the viewing experience involves being able to face works that artists created in real time and in real space. Being able to comprehend and feel what Mark Rothko felt when he painted his large color fields is something that can only really be considered in the physical…
  • Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like...

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    Regine
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Pothier is in the region to shoot videos and make sound recordings but because he a PhD researcher in Arts, Anthropology and Architecture, the artist is also investigating nomadic architecture, drawing lessons from the way nomadic cultures live in symbiosis with the environment and more generally exploring issues of global warming which are felt so acutely in circumpolar regions continue
  • Luce Foundation Center: Artist Talk by Martine Workman

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    Gloria
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Local artists discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Foundation Center as part of American Art's Luce Local Art Series. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Martine Workman this Saturday, November 22. Poster for Martine Workman's exhibition, Dusk Woods, at Flashpoint Gallery Have you ever considered the pen or pencil strokes that make up a drawing, or how they would look if transposed from paper to another medium? D.C.-based artist Martine Workman explores these possibilities…
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  • Do We Need Galleries Anymore? The Utility of Online Exhibitions

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Making the art world accessible to anyone with an internet connection. —Artsy Visual art is rarely understood unless it is reckoned with in person. Even then, it is often difficult to really see what an artist is trying to express, especially with the many abstract works that have come out of modernism. A huge part of the viewing experience involves being able to face works that artists created in real time and in real space. Being able to comprehend and feel what Mark Rothko felt when he painted his large color fields is something that can only really be considered in the physical…
  • Why I think Jonathan Jones' Art Criticism is Tyrannical

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Jonathan Jones writes an art blog for the Guardian newspaper. I read his column with the same morbid fascination I used to reserve for those times when I’d come across a piece by Julie Burchill. Which is to say I begin with the nascent thrill of knowing my pique is going to be stimulated, followed by a good bit of private outrage, and finally a satisfying wallow in indignation. None of these are particularly attractive human characteristics; they are, however, pleasurable and best practiced either in private or with those close to you as audience. Good material helps, and on this front…
  • Post-Capitalist Hip Hop Videos: Our Absurd, Dystopian World

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hip Hop and capitalism could be said to share the same ideals. American Hip Hop and the American Dream promote the same goal of self-made material success through carefree consumerism. Money—and spending it—saturates songs and artist monikers (Curren$y, Rich Gang, 50 Cent, All$tar, etc.). Hip Hop’s aesthetic identity has traditionally communicated just as much about consumerist society as its songs. But as confidence in capitalism is waning, with the mass disillusionment following global economic crashes, society is changing. A specific anti-capitalist movement has yet to…
  • Gulf Artist Collective Brings Their Diplomatic Parody to the Middle East

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Representatives of The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (The Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC in abbreviation) deliberate while seated in red silk chairs around a polished wooden table engraved in gold leaf. GCC, a collective of eight artists largely of Kuwaiti origin have installed Micro Council, a doll-sized replica of the table in the center of an otherwise empty and sterile exhibition space at Sharjah Art Foundation. The table huddles weakly beneath the glare of LED lights streaming from a grandiose gold ceiling, referencing the nondescript yet luxurious conference…
  • YouGov's New App Lets You Find Out What Tracey Emin Fans Really Like

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    It has been announced that fans of Damien Hirst describe themselves as moody, love TV's Ross Kemp, and eat vegetarian bangers and mash, according to a remarkable new web app launched this week by internet pollsters YouGov. The app, which collates data from over 190,000 UK YouGov members has already kicked off a Twitter storm as people can find out for themselves what the most leftwing cheese is or the remarkable fact that if you like Tracey Emin, your third most likely favorite film is the Samuel L. Jackson remake of Shaft.Illuminating insight into the tastes and habits of the British or a…
 
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  • Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like...

    Regine
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Pothier is in the region to shoot videos and make sound recordings but because he a PhD researcher in Arts, Anthropology and Architecture, the artist is also investigating nomadic architecture, drawing lessons from the way nomadic cultures live in symbiosis with the environment and more generally exploring issues of global warming which are felt so acutely in circumpolar regions continue
  • Retail poisoning, a disruption of consumerism

    Regine
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Retail Poisoning is the act of intentionally injecting: critical / corrupt / fake / glitched data and/or hardware, in existing online and offline retail outlets continue
  • Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera

    Regine
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before continue
  • Fired but Unexploded

    Regine
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Zsolt Asztalos' country, Hungary, was bombed heavily during the final months of the war by US, British and Soviet forces, with Budapest carpet-bombed on 37 occasions. Hungary's Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department gave the artist access to some of the explosives that were dropped over towns and cities but didn't explode continue
  • A screaming comes across the sky. Drones, mass surveillance and invisible wars

    Regine
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    The exhibition zooms in on the shock and awe of drone warfare, and addresses the ethical and legal ambiguity of drones, mass surveillance and war at a distance. It presents the work of contemporary artists who are critiquing the way in which military technology and networks can obscure, conceal and distance us from the political and social reality of warfare today continue
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  • Luce Foundation Center: Artist Talk by Martine Workman

    Gloria
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Local artists discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Foundation Center as part of American Art's Luce Local Art Series. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Martine Workman this Saturday, November 22. Poster for Martine Workman's exhibition, Dusk Woods, at Flashpoint Gallery Have you ever considered the pen or pencil strokes that make up a drawing, or how they would look if transposed from paper to another medium? D.C.-based artist Martine Workman explores these possibilities…
  • Rescue Me: Kathleen A. Foster on Winslow Homer's The Life Line

    Howard
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910, The Life Line, 1884, Oil on Canvas, 28 5/8 x 44 3/4 inches (72.7 x 113.7 cm), The George W. Elkins Collection, 1924, Philadelphia Museum of Art How does a curator unpack a painting, you may ask. Very carefully, of course. But if you're Kathleen A. Foster, senior curator of American Art and director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you also do it artfully, providing thought-provoking commentary along the way. Foster spoke the other evening at the McEvoy Auditorium, the third and final speaker in this year's Clarice…
  • Conservation: Materials and Materiality in Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman II

    Chris
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Conservator Helen Ingalls with Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman II Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman II is a poignant and provocative sculpture that is on view in American Art's Lincoln Gallery. In addition to the artwork's historical underpinning and evocative pose, it maintains a distinctive materiality that causes a visitor to pause and engage with its subject. The material, and materiality, of artworks are points of consideration for nearly all art historical and museum professionals; however, none are more acutely sensitive to their importance than conservators. Art conservation requires a…
  • Film Premiere: Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck

    Jeff
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Smithsonian American Art Museum is screening a sneak preview of the film Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck, an artist featured in the exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, now on view. The screening will take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in American Art's McEvoy Auditorium. And the program is free. Public programs coordinator, Laurel Fehrenbach, spoke with the film's director Olympia Stone to find out more about her work and her fascination with Beck's artistic practice. Filmmaker Olympia Stone Eye Level: How did…
  • Throwback Thursday: You Don't Know Jack!

    Jeff
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:39 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. Today, we're focusing on our Luce Foundation Center where we have over 3000 objects from our collection in open storage. But one sculpture stands out and its name is Jack. When you come to Luce, on the third floor of American Art, whether to look at art, listen to music or an artist lecture, you will see Jack prominently standing on the main level. In a post from February 2009, Howard fills us in about Paul Feeley's sculpture. Paul Feeley's Jack Paul…
 
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  • GIF of the Day: A Whole Lot of People Wear Horse Head Masks

    Paddy Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    I started out thinking I’d collect a bunch of horse art GIFs in honor of ArtPrize Dallas, and in the process found a large number of GIFs of people wearing horse head masks. If this is the face of ArtPrize Dallas to come, we will be very, very interested.  
  • ArtPrize to Launch in Dallas, 2016

    Paddy Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Google image results for the words “Dallas” “Horse Art” ArtPrize is coming to Dallas. Yesterday, the Grand Rapids-based 501-c3 announced via email that they have entered into a three-year charter agreement to launch and oversee a new, independent non-profit named ArtPrize Dallas. Following the format of ArtPrize Grand Rapids, the event will be held in the city of Dallas for 19 days, and will offer up to $500,000 in cash prizes and grants to artists. ArtPrize Dallas is slated to launch in April 2016 with Executive Director Ariel Saldivar at the helm. Prior to this, she…
  • Sotheby’s Shake Up: Chairman William F. Ruprecht Resigns

    Corinna Kirsch
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Image courtesy of Sotheby’s Sotheby’s CEO and Chairman William Ruprecht is the man of the hour. Not for his deeds, but for his inability to change. At least, this is the portrait we’re led to believe about a man who is stepping down from his position after 14 years. In total, he has spent over 30 years of employment with the auction house. Though he is said to step down in “mutual agreement” with Sotheby’s, a bitter debate with the board, led by shareholder Daniel Loeb, has plagued his tenure since 2013. In March 2014, Loeb’s hedge fund (and Sotheby’s stockholder) Third…
  • Friday Links: Batman at the Mercy of City Council

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    The best picture in the New York Times Yesterday. This link’s for Carolina Miranda: “Hello Kitty, the Big Apple, the Penguin, the Joker and several other heroes, villains and pop culture icons appeared before the New York City Council on Wednesday to testify against a proposed bill that would regulate the ubiquitous and, occasionally, aggressive presence of costumed characters in Times Square.” [The New York Times] To be healthy, try eating clay, drinking fossilized plants, or washing your hair with bull semen. Oh, please. [The Coveteur] Paddy Johnson was interviewed by…
  • Tom Pregiato’s “BEEF’D” and “Untitled” GIFs

    Corinna Kirsch
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Tom Pregiato’s  GIFs “BEEF’D” and “Untitled” get a shout out because they show muscular pecs can be made to move similarly to a graphic terrain. That’s not a life-changing revelation, but there you go. Via Phone Arts
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  • Single-Tasking Is The Answer for Improved Productivity

    Alyson Stanfield
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Would you like to get more done in less time? Then quit multitasking! Multitasking is working on diverse tasks simultaneously and, usually, doing them all half-heartedly: driving and talking on the phone; attending a webinar and responding to email; or writing a blog post and texting. Research shows that only about 2.5% of college students can multitask effectively. Two point five percent! ©2011 Corrina Sephora, Hull Trilogy (dtl). Mixed media. Used with permission. Studies now show that multitasking is a myth. You simply can’t give your attention to more than one thing at a time. Health…
  • Let It Go: Delegating Responsibility

    Alyson Stanfield
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    ©Tara Pappas, The Release. Mixed media, 12 x 6 inches. Used with permission. The biggest lesson from last week’s Art Biz Makeover: Let go of control. After several discussions with my guests, it was clear that few people were willing to bring others into their art businesses. When someone asked me if I ever slept, I happily responded that I got 8 hours sleep the night before. Really. And I did it because I hired people that I trust to stuff the goodie bags, get the name badges together, staff the registration table, select the music, order the food, and put out fires. Delegate…
  • How I Screwed Up My Pitch and What You Can Learn From My Colossal Error

    Alyson Stanfield
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tomorrow is the final day of this year’s Art Biz Makeover event, and I have scheduled a special session on pitching your art that includes a panel of art world folks who are pitched to by artists all of the time. ©Lisa Cirenza, Tubers. Acrylic and oil on board, 70 x 100 centimeters. Used with permission. As I was preparing for this event, I approached someone that I wanted to sit on this panel of art experts. I broke all of my rules for pitching ideas to people and couldn’t have screwed up the situation worse than I did. Here’s how it went down in an only slightly edited, simplified…
  • Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s scary to step up – to think bigger about what you’re capable of – and that’s exactly what I’ll be asking of attendees at Art Biz Makeover next week. There’s very little motivation in the daily grind: update Facebook, schedule a few tweets, send a newsletter, write a blog post, work in studio. If you’re not careful, you’ll continue to go through the motions of life without doing something extraordinary for your art and for yourself. ©Joey Feldman, Vicious. Pen and ink on paper, 28 x 20 inches. Used with permission. In honor of the witching season, I ask you to…
  • Who You Are and What You Do

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

    Zachary Kaplan & Dragan Espenschied
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    A very odd promotional image for the FlexScan EV2730Q This is Rhizome Today for Friday, November 21, 2014. Rhizome Today is an experiment in ephemeral blogging: a series of posts that are written hastily in response to current events, and taken offline within a day or so. The latest post can always be found at http://www.rhizome.org/today. [Editor's Note: We offer Rhizome Today contributors a variety of formats to use in writing their ephemeral post. An IM chat is one.] Dragan Espenscheid: EIZO announces square monitor:  http://www.eizoglobal.com/press/releases/htmls/ev2730q.html Zachary…
  • Chubz: the Demonization of my Working Arse (An Interview with Spitzenprodukte)

    Lizzie Homersham
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Chubz: the Demonization of my Working Arse is the first book by Huw Lemmey (aka Spitzenprodukte)—a work of fanfiction inspired by young Labour party member, author, and Guardian columnist Owen Jones. First person accounts of protagonist Chubz' hookups with Jones are interspersed with depressingly funny episodes recounting UKIP leader Nigel Farage's poppers-fuelled campaign. Sex and politics—contemporary cruising, self-representation, and brand identificationhave underpinned the majority of Lemmey's work prior to Chubz, including "Digital Dark Spaces" and "Devastation in Meatspace"…
  • Rhizome to Restore and Present Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs

    Rhizome
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Chop Suey (1995) in its original packaging. Rhizome is pleased to announce that, beginning in April 2015, it will preserve and present three CD-ROM works created by artist and writer Theresa Duncan (1966-2007): Chop Suey (1995, co-created with Monica Gesue), Smarty (1996), and Zero Zero (1998). These colorful, expressive adventures address young girls in a way few games did, or still do—and they've fallen into obscurity. Through its digital conservation program, Rhizome will make the original, unaltered games playable via web browser, for everyone, for free. In order to make this…
  • Rhizome Presents: Lance Wakeling's "Field Visits for Chelsea Manning" at Migrating Forms

    Rhizome
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Lance Wakeling, still from Field Visits for Chelsea Manning (work in progress). Field Visits for Chelsea ManningSunday, December 14, 2014, 5:45pmPeter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas As part of Migrating Forms—presented at BAM and co-organized by BAMcinématek Film Programmer Nellie Killian and Los Angeles-based writer and curator Kevin McGarry—Lance Wakeling's completed Field Visits for Chelsea Manning will be given its world premiere. A 2014 Rhizome Commission, Field Visits is the final video in Lance Wakeling's trilogy on the physicality of the internet. This first-person…
  • Artist Profile: Wickerham & Lomax

    Jacob Gaboury
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists whose work makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies. Wickerham & Lomax, BOY'Dega: Encore in the AFTALYFE (Season 2) (2014). JG: DUOX started as a collaboration between the two of you, and collaboration seems completely central to your practice even though you're now working under the name Wickerham & Lomax. You've worked closely with DIS Magazine and other high-profile sponsors, and even the feel of your new work seems deliberately corporate and commercial. What is the shape and direction of this…
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  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

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    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Robert Ashley It is always a pleasure to perform at Mills College, in Oakland, California, which has a world renowned music department, including the Center for Contemporary Music, where many notable 20th and 21st Century composers have been on the faculty, performed, or held artist residencies. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. PT, I will be performing in a vocal ensemble that includes Mills College students (from the Contemporary Performance Ensemble) and faculty, and members of the Cornelius Cardew Choir, which is part of a special program, In Celebration of Robert Ashley…
  • Performing at Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music, a Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, in San Francisco, on June 26, 2014

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    22 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for a special, site-specific performance event: Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music A Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, California (Union Square area) Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. PDT Benefit tickets are available at the door: $35 suggested donation (sliding scale) This final concert of the June Benefit Series celebrates the history and creative spirit of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, featuring several of its curators, past and present. Emphasizing a theme of…
  • Performing with the Cardew Choir at Chapel of The Chimes: Garden of Memory, on June 21, 2014 — A Summer Solstice Celebration and Sonic Adventure!

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    5 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra New Music Bay Area and Lifemark Group Arts presentGarden of Memory 2013: a Walk-Through Concert to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 21, 2013, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., in Oakland. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 kids under 12 (kids under 5 are free). Tickets are available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door (cash or check only at the door.) To avoid a line at the door, you can buy tickets online in advance: For more information, contact New Music Bay Area.
  • Come visit our historic studio building, as you tour East Bay Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 2014!

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    3 Jun 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “One of the best forums around for Bay Area artists and art lovers to meet.” EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2014 June 7-8 and 14-15, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. East Bay Open Studios offers an extraordinary opportunity for art fans of all ages to meet artists, discover new neighborhoods and purchase affordable art. This year, June 7-8 and June 14-15, over 400 hundred artists open their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay. At many studios, the artists serve beverages and delicious snacks, such as wine, juice, bottled water, and artisan cheeses. “East Bay Open Studios…
  • Rotating Creative Crops

    admin
    3 May 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Please note: Since this is a very popular post that is relevant to creative process and managing your time and direction when you’re working on creative projects, I keep re-posting it each year so that new Creative Sage Arts readers can check it out. It was originally published on November 10, 2008. Several years ago, I read an interview with artist/songwriter/performer Joni Mitchell, where she talked about “rotating creative crops.” In that context, she was speaking about the different eras in her artistic life, where she had focused more on her painting or music and…
 
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  • Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Originale', at the Kitchen

    9 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    the first page of Stockhausen's piano score for 'Kontakte', seen seconds before 'Originale' began I've uploaded 347 iphone images I had captured - with the enthusiastic encouragement of the curator, Nick Hallet - during the performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Originale" on November 7 at The Kitchen. They are of varying quality, but I show virtually every picture I shot, including a few blanks, or near-blanks, because the bricolage suggests the beautiful energy of the evening, along with its [suggestion of] mayhem. I virtually grew up listening to Stockhausen. His music was broadcast by…
  • Loren MacIver, Marsden Hartley, the sea

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Loren MacIver Fishers Island ca. 1952 oil on masonite 44.125" x 57 The Loren MacIver painting above jumped out at me while I was lazily scrolling through the Brooklyn Museum Bot (@BklynMuseumBot) this morning while still lying in bed. I thought it was very beautiful. Once awake and at the table with my laptop, I looked for more about the artist and her work. Very interesting, both. Shortly after I began browsing, I thought of another modern seascape. Marsden Hartley's "Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2". That painting became a favorite of mine the moment I first saw it somewhere else on…
  • Fishkill Creek falls at Beacon, New York

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    untitled (Fishkill) 2014 The image, taken from inside a window of The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, is of the rapids below, on a perfect autumn day, when the trees were at peak color in Duchess County, and the waters of Fishkill Creek seemed to be celebrating.
  • Vilaykorn Sayaphet at English Kills Art Gallery

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

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

  • "Boxed Olives"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Boxed Olives" • Oil on Panel • 15x5 inches (37x12 cm) • 2013AvailableDetails page This painting will be featured at show, continuing today; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here
  • "Grapes and Ocean Sunset I"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Grapes and Ocean Sunset I" • Acrylic on Panel • 5x6 inches (12x15 cm) • 2014AvailableDetails page This painting will be featured at my show, starting today; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here
  • Lines and Colors Feature

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Please check out Lines and Colors today, which features about half a dozen of my paintings and a nice write-up: http://linesandcolors.com/2014/11/20/jeffrey-hayes-update-2014/
  • "Magic Carpet Ride"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Magic Carpet Ride" • Oil on Canvas • 18x46 inches (45x115 cm) • 2014AvailableDetails page This painting will be featured at my upcoming show, starting tomorrow; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here
  • "Pear, Olives, Knife, and Peach"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Pear, Olives, Knife, and Peach" • Oil on Linen on Panel • 9x12 inches (22x30 cm) • 2014AvailableDetails page This painting will be featured at my upcoming show; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here.
 
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  • machinery, 1980s

    tom moody
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    scan of black and white photograph
  • lovink et al on instantly, publicly incubated creativity

    tom moody
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Recommended: "On the Creative Question –- Nine Theses," by Geert Lovink, Sebastian Olma and Ned Rossiter, which tackles Uber-era concepts of sharing, "social," and what it means to be a radical innovator when creativity is institutionally neutralized: Degraded to a commercial and political marketing tool, the semantic content of creativity has been reduced to an insipid spread of happy homogeneity – including the right amount of TED-styled fringe misfits and subcultures – that can be bureaucratically regulated and 'valorized.' To this rhetoric corresponds a catalogue of 'sectors' and…
  • from the vault: camcorder

    tom moody
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    originally posted June 2013, so not very deep in the vault
  • sketch for photorealistic painting (cd player)

    tom moody
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
  • sketch for photorealistic painting (wankel rotary engine)

    tom moody
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • tiny moments unnoticed by most

    Dennis
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    I listen to audiobooks all the time. The current one is a biography of Vladimir Nabokov. This, after listening to Jeremy Irons' reading of Lolita, how wonderful that was, is and always will be. This is a transcription from...
  • Does Painting Endure...?

    Dennis
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Does Painting Endure...?", 2014, #477, 48"x60", Dennis Hollingsworth, NYC 2014 #477 Oil on Canvas over Wood Panel...
  • ...when I see it, I'll tell you what I think.

    Dennis
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    ...When I see it, I'll tell you what I think. 2014 #476 18"x12"...
  • Paris, LA: East of the Sun

    Dennis
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Paris,LA Magazine's #12 Fall issue is out (you can order it here) and the first article is "East of the Sun, An Indeterminate Approach to Architecture, Adam Janes and Dennis Hollingsworth in conversation". Several months ago, Adam and I...
  • A Lingering Dream

    Dennis
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    A Lingering Dream 2014 #475 18"x12" Oil on Canvas over Panel...
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  • New Latin American Art Museum

    Author
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    During the celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Gary Nader Art Centre will be unveiling the MODEL and renderings of the Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) designed by well-known Mexican architect Fernando Romero, designer of the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. A group exhibition including important paintings, sculptures, drawings and other media from the museum’s 600+ collection accompanies the debut of the LAAM model and architectural plan. Featured artists: Pablo Atchugarry, Jose Bedia, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Agustin Cardenas, Mario Carreño, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Carlos…
  • The Intimate Moments Between People And Their Sex Dolls

    Author
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Intimate Moments Between People And Their Sex Dolls: “Early morning at the hotel in Wales. ‘Shadowman’ wakes up with his doll Carly. He has 2 adult daughters with another woman. Besides Carly he has 4 other dolls. Bianca is one of them. His dolls are not part of a daily life with his family, but everybody knows of their presence. Shadowman recently got divorced from his second wife. Phil stopped smoking for a year to be able to afford his doll Jessica. He is aware that she’s a doll, but simply doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his choice of lifestyle. Phil’s friends…
  • Art Is Not A Business Like Other Businesses

    Author
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Art Is Not A Business Like Other Businesses: “Robert Storr, dean of the Yale School of Art, who testified on Ms. Crile’s behalf, said Monday that the ability to deduct art-related expenses — in art careers that might generate little money — was ‘one of the last remaining areas where the federal government cuts artists any slack to allow them to do what they do,’ and that its protection was crucial. Read More: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists – NYTimes.com.” (Via A Photo Editor.)
  • Johannesburg’s art scene is thriving, but at what price?

    Author
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Johannesburg’s art scene is thriving, but at what price?: “Analysis: new galleries, museums and commercial developments are transforming the city, but who faces being forced out, asks Houghton Kinsman for Contemporary And At the heart of Africa’s highly diverse artistic production has been the reinforcing of major African cities as cultural capitals. From Lagos to Nairobi, Dakar to Harare and Luanda these cities have become central to the growth of the African continent both economically and artistically. It’s what Cameroonian philosopher and critic Achille Mbembe calls the…
  • The Demands of Dread Scott

    Author
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    The Demands of Dread Scott:
 
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  • As Art Schools Have Become More Elitist Are They Losing Out On The Most Creative Students?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    “Art schools used to be havens for students who, for whatever reason, had not found their niche in the traditional academic system. Now prospective art students very often have to prove their academic credentials to compete for a place at the most prestigious colleges.”
  • Increasingly Problematic: TV Ratings Are Failing To Count More Of The Audience

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    “Nielsen’s metric doesn’t include those who watched the episode on streaming sites like Hulu or Fox’s own website, nor does it count those who watch via video-on-demand more than four days after the original airing. That’s an issue for networks that want to use those viewership totals with advertisers.”
  • A Better Case For Corporate Support For The Arts

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    “More than half of all Canadians listen to music daily, read fiction several times a month or more and have visited a museum or art gallery in the last year. The numbers who go to concerts and plays are smaller, but when asked what kind of event they like to attend outside the home, 34 per cent of Canadians chose the arts while 29 per cent chose sports. That last stat contains a big message for business sponsors who sometimes prefer to lend their names to sporting events because they judge them to be more popular – and more populist.”
  • Should We Care About The Disappearance Of Marginalia With Digital Books?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    “Kindle did launch a public notes feature in 2011, which allows people to make their notes and highlights available to others, but some still worry digital marginalia won’t be preserved as technology advances, leaving future historians without the kind of marginalia penned by people like Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Austen, and other historical figures. Others wonder whether there’s a point in trying to preserve marginalia at all.”
  • Art And The Tyranny Of Forcing You To Watch

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    “More and more artworks define and dictate the time their audience must give them. Too many videos are made like feature films, with a start and finish, and the clear message that you need to watch the whole thing to understand it. Performances too can be like plays, with a defined start and end. This is so wrong – like those weird old photos of 1960s audiences primly watching happenings.”
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  • Jay Howell Opening at FFDG

    John Trippe
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Thanks to all who came out to Jay Howell's wonderful opening at FFDG a couple weeks back. Here are a few snaps from the evening."I should have gotten more balloons", Jay Howell.
  • One Sec to Adjust My Hat...

    John Trippe
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Photo: Murray Lloyd Please excuse the lack of posts over here at dear old Fecal Face as we make our way through some big changes in our lives- raising our 5 month old Samuel, getting settled in our new home, working on a new site for an artist friend of ours, and I'm about to start a new job on Dec 1st (details on that soon).Posts shall be flowing forth soon... Actually about to add a couple right now.
  • Aryz for Vilnius Street Art Festival

    John Trippe
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    From the Vilnius Street Art Festival --- First time in Vilnius, Aryz has created a mural from the scratch, without any preparatory sketch. Initially the owners of the building, a public medical centre, expressed their wishes not to have any skeletons, skulls or cigarettes in the mural, since it might be offensive to their aging clientele. However, in the end Aryz signature skeletons appeared and the mural is now a hit with elderly ladies passing by to the medical centre.Aryz has incorporated Lithuanian words “Kaip Ne Žmogus”, meaning, “not like human” into his mural. The phrase was…
  • Indoor Installations at Nuart

    John Trippe
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Pretty late in getting these great installation images up from Nuart's indoor works. But as is the case, better late than never. Thanks for the photos, Henrik.Nuart is an annual international street art festival established in 2001 with a focus exclusively on Street Art since 2005. The Festival is based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway. In addition to a multitude of both sanctioned and unsanctioned public art works, Nuart also stages one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. Browse our galleries or download the free App to see our works.
  • 11/7 - Jay Howell at FFDG

    John Trippe
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    We're so excited to welcome back our buddy Jay Howell for his next solo show at FFDG opening on Friday, Nov 7th.Jay Howell is a creator of the great cartoon Sanjay and Craig and created the characters for Bob's Burgers. He's been producing great drawings and zines for over a decade having spent a good many years living and working in San Francisco before making the move to LA to work on Sanjay and Craig. We've been fans and supporters of his work way back when Fecal Face was just getting rolling back in 2000.Preview inquires: info(at)ffdg.net - RSVP
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  • Representations of purgatory and limbo in popular culture

    Alice
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    In the Catholic tradition, purgatory is an afterlife destination reserved for souls who are ultimately bound for heaven. It is still a doctrine of the Catholic Church, despite confusion about its status. In 2007, the residing Pope Benedict XVI asked Church theologians to reconsider another Catholic afterlife destination: limbo. Limbo was traditionally thought to be on the “lip of hell” or the edge of heaven (hence the name limbo, which derives from the Latin limbus, for edge). Limbo was believed to be the final destination for the souls of unbaptized babies. The unsettling implications of…
  • Tiberius on Capri: in pursuit of vice or just avoiding mother?

    KatherineS
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    In AD 14, two thousand years ago this summer, the emperor Augustus, having dominated Rome for over forty years, finally breathed his last. The new emperor was his step-son Tiberius. While Augustus’ achievement in ending civil war and discreetly transforming a republic into one-man rule provokes grudging admiration even from those who aren’t keen on autocracy, Tiberius has very few fans. Suetonius’ biography, the third in his twelve Lives of the Caesars, offers some intriguing insights into why this might be. Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Descended from one of Rome’s most noble…
  • Windows on the past: how places get their names

    GeorgiaM
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Standing underneath the monstrous Soviet statue of “Motherland Calls” looking out over the mighty Volga River, I could understand why the city should have been renamed, rather unimaginatively, Volgograd “City on the Volga”. Between 1925 and 1961 it had been called Stalingrad, and was site of one of the most ferocious battles in the Second World War. By 1925, Josef Stalin was the Communist Party General Secretary, and the trend to rename cities and towns in his honor had begun. Since he had been chairman of the local military committee which had organized the defense of…
  • The literature and history of Chaucer

    Catherine Fehre
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    To read Chaucer today is, in some measure, to read him historically. For instance, when the poet tells us in the ‘General Prologue’ to the Canterbury Tales that the Knight’s crusading experiences include service with the Teutonic Order in ‘Lettow’ (i.e. Lithuania), comprehension of the literal sense or denotation of the text requires some knowledge of fourteenth-century institutions, ideas and events. More generally, discussions of whether the Knight’s crusading activities are being held up for approval or disapproval in the ‘General Prologue’ (i.e., of the text’s…
  • Six questions with Amy DeRogatis

    Carolyn Napolitano
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In her new book, Amy DeRogatis explores a relatively untouched topic: evangelicals and sexuality. While many may think that evangelicals are anti-sex, DeRogatis argues that this could not be further from the truth. We sat down with the author of Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism to learn more about her research into the topic. How did you become interested in this topic? My interest in this topic began when I was asked a question by a student in my Religion and Gender class at Michigan State University (MSU). In the course we had been reading a book that discussed…
 
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  • New York – Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe: “Floating Chain (High-Res Toni)” at Marlborough Chelsea Through November 29th, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Floating Chain (High-Res Toni) (Installation View) In their newest exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea, artist duo Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are inviting the viewers into another realm of phantasmagoria, in which rooms full of ambiguous tales are revealed in their most bizarre and contradictory forms. Floating Chain (High-Res Toni) is the […]
  • Georgia O’Keefe Painting Resets Female Auction Record at $44 Million

    Sam
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    The record for the most expensive work of art by a female artist fell in unexpected fashion at Sotheby’s in New York last night, as a Georgia O’Keefe painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 from 1932 sold for more than three times its estimate for $44 million.  The work was included in a sale of American Art last […]
  • Kunstmuseum Bern Set to Announce Decision on Cornelius Gurlitt Trove of Artworks Donated Earlier This Year

    Sam
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland, which found itself as the unlikely recipient of the late Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of looted artworks, is preparing to announce its decision of the collection following a lengthy discussion among museum officials.  Initial reports are claiming that the museum will in fact accept the works. Read more at Bloomberg
  • New York – John Baldessari: “Movie Scripts / Art 2014″ at Marian Goodman Through November 22nd, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    John Baldessari, Movie Scripts/Art: With a Fly Crawling on It (2014), via Art Observed One of the most prominent names that defines the past 40 years of West Coast conceptualism, John Baldessari is currently presenting a new body of work at Marian Goodman Gallery. Titled Movie Scripts / Art 2014, the series resumes the pioneer’s investigation on the […]
  • Armory Announces 2015 Performance Schedule

    Sam
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The Park Avenue Armory has announced the list of events and exhibitions for its 2015 season, which will include a new work from Laurie Anderson’s “Language of the Future” series, a multimedia installation by Philippe Parreno, and a collaboration Marina Abramovic and the pianist Igor Levit. Read more at New York Times
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  • Eric Pause's Paintings of Animal-Chainsaw Hybrids

    JazJaz
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Eric Pause, a Canadian artist, created these cute, but somewhat bewildered-looking chainsaw animals for his new pop-art series “Can’t Lose / Can’t gain”. All the paintings in the series were created using vinyl acrylic on canvas. You can visit his site to check out more of his crazy paintings,  vinyl toys and illustrations. Hit the jump to see more images from the series. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Gas Mask Vinyl Action Figures From Instinct Toys Alarm - A Short Animated…
  • A Bird (JazJaz Flickr Pool)

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

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

    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,…
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  • Michelle Fleck

    Jeff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Paintings by San Francisco-based artist Michelle Fleck (previously featured here). Several of these works are up on Buy Some Damn Art right now. See more below. View the whole post: Michelle Fleck over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding in Portugal’s Côa Museum

    Jeff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Part skate video, part architecture video. Featuring skateboarder Jorge Simões and architecture by Camilo Rebelo and Tiago Pimentel. Watch the video below. View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding in Portugal’s Côa Museum over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Animated Gifs by Japanese Illustrator Daisuke Nimura

    Jeff
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Terrific animated gifs by Japanese illustrator Daisuke Nimura. More below. View the whole post: Animated Gifs by Japanese Illustrator Daisuke Nimura over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Vancouver + New York: A Good Book Drive

    Jeff
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones. All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book. If you follow them on Instagram…
  • Concert Film of the Day: Efterklang and Vincent Moon

    Jeff
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Remember that time we had the first-ever Booooooom film screening and twice as many people showed up as I had planned for, and I had to find more couches and chairs so hundreds of you could watch the film? If you were there then you remember the film we screened was called An Island, a collaboration between my favourite band in the world, Efterklang, and acclaimed director Vincent Moon. Well they have collaborated once again! Earlier this year Efterklang performed a concert with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (South Denmark Philharmonic), Sønderjysk Pigekor (South Denmark Girls…
 
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  • Installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet. at LKFF Art...

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet. at LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects in Mai 2013 / Brussels Woodcut: Fred Penelle Video: Yannick Jacquet Sound design: Matthieu Safatly mecaniques-discursives.net lkff-sculptures.com/
  • Mécaniques Discursives An installation by Fred Penelle &...

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Mécaniques Discursives An installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet “While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network? Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied…
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  • Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery (via New American Paintings)

    NEWSgrist
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Joy Garnett | Standoff, 2013, oil on canvas, 38 x 44 inches. Image courtesy of Platform Gallery. Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery —Erin Langner, Seattle contributor Most of the time, as soon as I am awake, I begin scrolling through the layers of news on my phone, while still laying in bed. The ISIS updates, the new Ebola cases, and the pithy comments on the latest art world drama barely stick during this first round of skimming headlines and images, my awareness of the day coming into focus as I work through the tweets and the “Likes.” This activity would…
  • Joy Garnett: Being There @ Platform Gallery, Seattle

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

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

    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…
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  • Epica Awards 2014: The Winners

    Eliza Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    The winners of this year's Epica Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held in Amsterdam. There were big wins for BBDO New York, Leo Burnett Toronto, Publicis Conseil, 72andSunny Netherlands, and Leo Burnett Beirut... The Epica Awards is the only advertising and design awards programme judged solely by journalists. This year's judging was held in Amsterdam, with journos from around the world flying in to offer their views on the year's top work. Five Grand Prix awards were given this year, with two pieces of work in the Digital and Integrated category receiving the top gong. Epica…
  • CR December: The Photography Annual

    Creative Review
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    December's CR is a double issue and features our Photography Annual; 80-pages of the best in editorial, advertising, fashion, stock and personal work... This year's Photography Annual includes some fantastic imagery from a wide range of experienced practitioners and relative newcomers. We launched the special issue last night at the Design Museum and were able to celebrate the achievements of those whose work is featured in its pages and the seven projects which were judged Best in Book. Congratulations to all. Flip the issue over, and up front in the regular CR half we look at how Precision…
  • New designs from Inkahoots, Snask, The Partners & more

    Rachael Steven
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Our latest pick of new graphics work includes an open-source identity for an exhibition in Brisbane, branding for global education initiative #UpForSchool and a contemporary new logo for the Swedish Handicraft Association... Burst Open Brisbane creative collective Inkahoots has created what it claims may be the first ever augmented, performative, open-source  identity for Burst Open, an open-source design exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery Artisan. To create the identity, Inkahoots invited people around the world to create a typographic 'O' and a statement about open-source design. Fragments…
  • Words of the Umbrella Movement

    Yan Kallen
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    "No to Pre-selected Candidates" banner on a back-lit bus shelter advertising. Unintentionally combining the written banner with the calligraphic artwork of a property development artwork. In a city where the majority of writing is finger scribbled on the screen of a smartphone, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has developed into an unexpected platform for handwriting and handmade typography. Collection of handwritten and handmade words from mun-ji.com Breath Joy Fierce Throughout the occupied areas, students and protesters have created and put up a large amount of visually striking handmade…
  • The Times to screen Unquiet Film during Homeland ad break

    Rachael Steven
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Times has bought an entire ad break on Channel 4 during Homeland this weekend to screen a short from its Unquiet Films series, documenting the kidnapping and return of foreign correspondent Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill in Syria in May this year. Bearing Witness airs on Sunday, November 23 and is the first of The Times' Unquiet Films to be broadcast on TV. Launched in June, the series a collaboration between News UK, ad agency Grey London and production company Betsy Works explores the historical and cultural impact of The Times and Sunday Times and the work of editors,…
 
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  • As Art Schools Have Become More Elitist Are They Losing Out On The Most Creative Students?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    “Art schools used to be havens for students who, for whatever reason, had not found their niche in the traditional academic system. Now prospective art students very often have to prove their academic credentials to compete for a place at the most prestigious colleges.”
  • Increasingly Problematic: TV Ratings Are Failing To Count More Of The Audience

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    “Nielsen’s metric doesn’t include those who watched the episode on streaming sites like Hulu or Fox’s own website, nor does it count those who watch via video-on-demand more than four days after the original airing. That’s an issue for networks that want to use those viewership totals with advertisers.”
  • A Better Case For Corporate Support For The Arts

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    “More than half of all Canadians listen to music daily, read fiction several times a month or more and have visited a museum or art gallery in the last year. The numbers who go to concerts and plays are smaller, but when asked what kind of event they like to attend outside the home, 34 per cent of Canadians chose the arts while 29 per cent chose sports. That last stat contains a big message for business sponsors who sometimes prefer to lend their names to sporting events because they judge them to be more popular – and more populist.”
  • Should We Care About The Disappearance Of Marginalia With Digital Books?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    “Kindle did launch a public notes feature in 2011, which allows people to make their notes and highlights available to others, but some still worry digital marginalia won’t be preserved as technology advances, leaving future historians without the kind of marginalia penned by people like Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Austen, and other historical figures. Others wonder whether there’s a point in trying to preserve marginalia at all.”
  • Art And The Tyranny Of Forcing You To Watch

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    “More and more artworks define and dictate the time their audience must give them. Too many videos are made like feature films, with a start and finish, and the clear message that you need to watch the whole thing to understand it. Performances too can be like plays, with a defined start and end. This is so wrong – like those weird old photos of 1960s audiences primly watching happenings.”
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    Modern Art Obsession

  • Dan Colen and Kalup Linzy sharing a public kiss, naked.. Is this Art or just bad Taste?

    MAO - Modern Art Obsession
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Dan Colen and Kalup Linzy sharing, an oh too public kiss, naked..on a Billboard size image?   Is this Art or just bad taste? Really for a straight Gagosian Artist, this is the best you can do, "Sweet Liberty"? Well.. Maybe MAO is just a total prude being honest. But, am I the only person who thinks, some artists, should probably learn to paint better keep their clothes on if they want attention by the art world ? There's almost nothing original about doing this,  it's been done more tastefully so many times before. Like here, here and here, just to name a…
  • Gallery Closings... it's sad to hear Galerie Stefan Röpke is closing.

    MAO - Modern Art Obsession
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    After 21 years of gallery business, Galerie Stefan Röpke,Köln, Germany  presents its final exhibition.  We guess this is just part of the natural gallery evolution, that you Darwin.  So, no business lasts forever, but these folks had some really gay nice, important shows, and they have champoined some great artists. We'll miss them at the art fairs, and we wish them all the best  in the future! Congrats on a great run. Here's their press release for their last show. Falling Into Darkness... Galerie Stefan Röpke is pleased to present Falling Into…
  • Art Maimi 2014.. is off to its expected start!

    MAO - Modern Art Obsession
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Well.. it's been hard to attend Art Maimi the last few years... We tried in 2013..and only lasted an hour at their VIP Preview. So, for 2014,  it looks like this year is already starting out like yet another total disaster typical year for this satelite art fair! We saw this ad in ArtForum this month for Art Miami. And all we can say is, Are they kidding ?  Have they totally lost their mind, WOW, that's an impressive huge bronze cock chicken! With this as their advance ad to attact important collectors.. I'm sure the fair will be packed!
  • Artist Keltie Ferris... Painting Breaks the $100,000 Mark!

    MAO - Modern Art Obsession
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    So for all those fans of amazing women contemporary painters.. you had good reason to celebrate last night.  At the Christies Afternoon sale yesterday, one of the US young women painters crossed a major hurdle. The $100,000 mark for a secondary market painting! WOW.. and it couldn't happen to a nicer more talented gal. Congrats to Keltie Ferris.. he paintings have been an impressive few years of powerful color expressions. She's had some strong success in the gallery and museum world, but yesterday who entered an eleite club of young living artists selling for over $100,000.
  • Getting Ready for Art Basel Miami Beach 2014?

    MAO - Modern Art Obsession
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Well Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 is near, the MAO email box is filled with invites to oh  so many Miami events already, and it's only November 13th.   But is anybody, who really collects Contemporary Art, going to Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 there to buy art? or are they just going to be seen or is that, scene? Our reporters have spoken to several long term art collectors, many say they are not going this year to ABMB because it's become such a circus of art tourists, and there are now just too many better art fairs around the globe. Is this true? Has ABMB become a…
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    MAKING A MARK

  • Recording Britain Now - exhibition and prizewinner

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Recording Britain Now is the John Ruskin Prize 2014 exhibition I never thought I'd get to see. However a generous sponsor enabled it to be brought from Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery where it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My book is "365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching" in Asia

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    The English language edition of my book in Asia has the title 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching and is being published by Page One Publishing. Below you can see the cover. I must say... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Royal Drawing School

    Katherine Tyrrell
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I found out yesterday that I can now say I'm an ex-student of the Royal Drawing School - so I promptly revised my bio pages! (see About the Artist and About Katherine Tyrrell) The Prince's Drawing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My NEW book is "Drawing 365" in the USA

    Katherine Tyrrell
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Today I'm going to show to the cover for the version of my book which is being published in the USA by North Light Books on 1 January 2015 with this title Drawing 365: Tips and Techniques to Build... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My NEW book is called 'Sketching 365' in the UK

    Katherine Tyrrell
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Would you like 365 Tips and Techniques to help build your confidence and skills in drawing and sketching? Sketching 365 by Katherine Tyrrell Tips and techniques to build your confidence and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Snaps: A visit to Maine College of Art

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
     Readers may have noticed that posting slowed down a little last week. I spent a few days up at the Maine College of Art (known as MECA) in Portland, where I gave a  presentation about my work and enjoyed visiting studios of talented graduate and undergraduate students. Business Insider recently named Portland one of the top places to travel, calling it a "funky low-key destination that prizes quality food and cutting-edge art," and I sampled both on my short trip. Amid presenting, dining, drinking, and talking with students about their projects, I managed to wedge in some visits…
  • November 18: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / November 18, 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.[Image: Stuart Shils @ Steven Harvey Fine ArtProject]Click for full story / links
  • News from Philadelphia: Libby Rosof to step back from daily operations at The Art Blog

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    I received word via email yesterday that Libby Rosof, one of the founding publishers of Philadelphia-based The Art Blog, has retired from daily operations. Rosof and Roberta Fallon started The Art Blog in 2003, four years before I started Two Coats of Paint, back when blogs and bloggers weren't taken seriously by mainstream media, art critics, or, really, anyone. They covered the art scene in Philadelphia with unprecedented zeal, and eventually received grant and advertising funding to expand into art tours, video projects, and other innovative approaches to art reporting. Rosof, who has…
  • Quick study

    7 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    A Friday reading round-up that includes Art Forum on Mira Dancy and Sarah Peters, ArtNews on the Independent, Roberta Smith on Sharon Horvath, Martha Schwendener on Chris Martin, Raphael Rubinstein on Howardena Pindell, Jillian Steinhauer on Ken Johnson's controversial Grabner review in the NYTimes, Walter Robinson in conversation with Phong Bui, and young artists as capitalist toolsMira Dancy and Sarah Peters BODYRITE @ Asya Geisberg was selected as an Art Forum Critics Pick, and I agree, it's a terrific show. Paige K. Bradley writes that "in all these works, one notes that the female form…
  • Stay home and work: PAFA introduces a new low residency MFA program

    5 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    For artists interested in getting an MFA but have circumstances that prevent them from applying to a traditional two-year MFA program, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is initiating a 26-month low residency program. Organizer Astrid Bowlby promises that the program will embrace digital technogy to foster community and dialog among students and faculty during the off-site periods. Visiting artists scheduled for the 2015 eight-week summer residency period include Mark Dion, Anoka Faruqee, Jane Irish, Titus Kaphar, Lynn Palewicz, and Shelley Spector. The deadline to apply  is December…
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    Studio Notes

  • Sketching People

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
     Last weekend I tagged along with a geology class from CSU Sacramento on a field trip to the South Fork of the Yuba River. It was a really great location with lots of interesting rock formations and swimming holes. Actually it was my son (still a high school student)  and a few of his Science Olympiad teammates who were invited to tag along with the college kids, and I was just the driver. But I had been wanting to check out the Yuba River to scout out painting locations, so this was a great opportunity. Basically, while the class looked at boulders I sat around and…
  • Rainy Night, Chicago

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Rainy Night, Chicago, 18 x 48 inches, oil on linenHere's a painting that I did recently. I was in Chicago for a few days this summer, and took a bunch of  photos while walking around aimlessly. I've started a series of cityscapes based on this trip, and this is  one of the first ones. I hadn't done a lot of nocturnes up to now, so this was a new challenge for me. It turned out to be quite an educational experience. One of my goals, as usual, was to push abstraction. In this particular case, all we really see are bunch of lights and reflections on the wet pavement, with a…
  • A Looser Start

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The last post was an example of a tight start (d)evolving into a more abstract expression. I think I mentioned that I don't always work that way. In fact, more often than not I start my paintings quite loosely.This one I'm showing today is a smallish (7 x 14) study for a larger painting.  The first image is the start of the painting. As usual, I'm using Claessens No.66 oil primed linen, and using a small brush, I drew out the placements of the major elements. The brown color is Asphaltum, which is just a mixture of bone black and mars red, I think. It's a warm transparent reddish brown…
  • She Disintegrates

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Upon reading the last post, a reader asked me whether it would make sense to first paint the figure with a lot of information and then proceed to break it up, or would it be better to start with lots of abstraction and tighten up only where necessary.Good question. if you ever find out, let me know!Seriously, I don't know which works better. I do both ways, depending on whim, mostly. I do like my images to be driven by good drawing, so at some point –either at the very beginning or much farther into the process– I like to have the entire figure drawn convincingly. Most of the time I…
  • Process of a Painting: "Hours Slip Away"

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
     Hours Slip Away, 14 x 11 inches, oil on linenSo I think I mentioned that I'm doing a whole bunch of black and white studies using short-pose life drawings, right? And I think I also mentioned that I plan on using these studies to experiment, and hopefully develop some of these into something worth keeping and showing?OK, so here is one of the first black and white studies that I took further, and as I really like how it turned out, I thought I'd share. This was B/W No.5. I'm not doing the take it further thing in order. I have sixty-something studies on my wall now, and I just…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • A Much-Needed Art Break

    Martha Marshall
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Slow Dance – Collage, 6×8 inches I’ve missed all of you. I hope you are staying creative (and staying warm if you live anywhere that’s been affected by this frigid weather.) I know my Florida friends are gloating just a little right now, am I right? I came across something today on facebook that I absolutely had to share with my readers. It comes from Richard Diebenkorn’s writings, shared by artist Audrey Phillips. It spoke to me deeply, and rings true for me as an artist. The original source of the graphic was a blog that you also might enjoy, Brain Pickings,…
  • New From the Studio

    Martha Marshall
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Production in the studio has not stopped, even with distractions all around me. When one “retires” to do her art, aren’t things supposed to slow down just a bit? Though I would love to just be a studio hermit and do my art all day, I feel a need to engage with real people out in the world. For a long time after we moved from Florida to Alabama, I indulged my inertia and just stayed home and did art day after day, week after week, with breaks for gardening, and breadmaking, and playing with my dogs. And, well, there is the old one — 16 now — who requires a lot of…
  • 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…
 
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    Art Print Issues

  • Six Art Career Production Problems

    Barney Davey
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Production problems can kill your art career. You already know continually making great art that gets the attention of your prospective buyers is not easy. This is especially true when you are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell Your Art Using Buyer Social Styles

    Barney Davey
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    There are four basic buyer social styles. You can learn to improve your art sales and your people skills. Learning how to sell your art is a necessary and mostly an acquired skill for artists who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five Ways Daily Blogging Provides Added-value to Your Art

    Jimmy Kelly
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Delivering added-value to art lovers via your words. The Muse – Jimmy Kelly – jimmykelly.ie It is human nature to desire added value for the exchange of money, including art collectors.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Finding Art Collectors | 40 Ideas Any Artist Can Use

    Barney Davey
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    It’s a fact, art collectors are everywhere. If it is true that they are in abundance, why does the task of finding art collectors seem so impossibly hard? The lifeblood of any business is in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stuff I Use |How I Use Grammarly to Edit Copy

    Barney Davey
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Grammarly is a nifty online proofreader. Get the goods in my new “Stuff I Use” series. I have been asked many times about the different programs, services and software I use to help me... [[ 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

  • Carlos de Haes

    Charley Parker
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Carlos de Haes was a Spanish landscape painter, born in Belgium to Spanish parents, who studied in both Belgium and Spain. De Has was one of the first Spanish landscape painters to move away from Romanticism toward Realism, and faithfulness to nature. He traveled extensively, taking on subjects both grand and intimate, and was prolific. De Haes was an influential teacher, the first in Spain to advocate painting plein air, working from nature in sketches from which the final studio paintings wouldbe painted. Among his students was Aureliano de Beruete.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Raimundo de Madrazo’s model

    Charley Parker
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Model Making Mischief, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta On Google Art Project; original is in the Museo CarmenThyssen Málaga, (image file here). The artist paints his model drawing a caricature of him on his sketch of her…
  • Jeffrey Hayes (update 2014)

    Charley Parker
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Jeffrey Hayes is a contemporary still life painter who is very much a student of the still life masters of the past, particularly the great Dutch painters of the 17th century. Hayes explores the use of light, shadow and texture in defining his forms, at times in chiaroscuro, at other times in more muted value relationships, but always with a keen awareness of subtle variations in surface and color. I first wrote about Hayes during the first few months I was writing Lines and Colors, back in 2005, and again in 2010; and I’ve watched with interest over the years as he has continued to…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Durand’s Beeches

    Charley Parker
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The Beeches, Asher Brown Durand In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download links under the image on their page. Durand is my favorite of the Hudson River painters, partly because of the influence of Constable, and partly because he was more likely than most of the others to paint intimate scenes as opposed to the vast mountain vistas that so impressed the art buying public at the time. Not that I don’t like the latter, I just connect much more strongly with an immediate landscape than a distant one. Durand (and many of the other Hudson River School painters) would…
  • Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

    Charley Parker
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a new museum, scheduled to open in Chicago in 2018, that will house a collection of art owned by film director George Lucas. The collection and the museum are dedicated to art that, like film, is narrative in some way, telling stories whether overtly or by suggestion. This includes a number of works from history that would be considered museum paintings, as well as illustration, comics and concept art. The museum has a website with a bit on information about the proposed museum building and the collection. The site features work from the collection in…
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    EARTHLY PARADISE

  • Keeping Your Online Activities from Prying Eyes

    Georgia Jones
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    “Use a proxy server to keep your online activities safe” With all the things you have to stay on top of to make online dating worthwhile, privacy is usually one of the last things that come to mind. The unfortunate reality, however, proves that even just surfing sex dating website reviews can have unfortunately consequences if you happen to have a sensitive job or are otherwise already attached. No matter if you know you have something to lose or not, keeping on top of your privacy should always be a priority no matter where you go online. When it comes to online hook ups,…
  • Turn-offs That Will Ruin a Sexy Evening

    Georgia Jones
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    There are a lot of things that can really set you back on your romantic evening with your woman. Fortunately, these are the kinds of things that are very easily avoidable, though if you’re a beginner, being naughty can often be kind of a daunting task, and you might be concerned that you will ruin your chances with your woman by making a simple mistake. You’ll certainly still be able to spice up your sex life while avoiding these mistakes that will turn your girlfriend off for the evening, and that’s the most important thing of all. So long as you don’t make these…
  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

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

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

    Georgia Jones
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
 
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    Culturepush

  • Spotted! Loi Cai Xiang

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    If you were lucky enough to visit the Academy Rules exhibition at Chan Hampe Galleries, you may have spotted the work of Loi Cai Xiang, a fresh NAFA graduate with a diploma in fine art, western painting. About his work: “This series of paintings is my attempt to record and contemplate the ordinaries. This  Mundane objects in prosaic settings take centrality in my composition. Through the passage of time, these entities I became familiar with have attributes that mark events and memories of my experiences. This effort to reminisce is an attempt to reconcile with my existential self.
  • Redeemed by Esther Teo

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    “After constant struggles of communication what lies beyond face value, I found photography as my primary medium for expression. The captured frame could be constructed, manipulated and captured at different levels which worked in a similar fashion to my thoughts. Hence, my works are often abstract with multidimensional meanings and should not be read literally. This process allowed me to discover a dimension beyond the perimeters of myself, where my ideas could be submitted unto a spiritual relationship.”- Esther Teo Wan Ling. Esther is studying for her BFA at Nanyang…
  • The Animals by Mark Wee

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Mark Wee is one of the eight storytellers that will be showing his animated film at Cartoons Underground. The Animals is a paper cut-out stop-motion animation that is adapted from the life of Joseph Merrick. Mark: “Influenced by the German Expressionist movement of the early 1900s and the silhouette animated films by Lotte Reiniger, my film is about the historically famed Elephant Man who walked the streets of Victorian England, exhibiting himself in freak shows. Abused and despised by society for his horrific appearance, Merrick is at his wit’s…
  • The Confusion of Happiness by Michelle Tan + Giveaway!

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Her days are guided by the twin obsessions of opera and the written word, but more than anything she is a lover of life, learning and long runs. Meet Michelle Tan, a poetry-writing mezzo-soprano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Math Paper Press recently published Michelle’s debut poetry collection, The Confusion of Happiness. BooksActually’s Marketing Manager, Angelin Chua, talks to the young author on our behalf. Here goes … It’s difficult to choose a single word to be your favourite, but if you ABSOLUTELY have to choose one, what would it be? It might…
  • In the Eyes of the Beholder by Teo Cai Yun

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    We had Teo Cai Yun‘s work bookmarked since the BOOKSHOW last week-end. The photography major from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media has a knack for staging interventions and turning the outcome of her projects into weird and wonderful pictures. In the Eyes of the Beholder sees Cai Yun do some sinister things with fruit. As she explains “it all started out with researching on the food cosmetic filtering process whereby suppliers and farmers filter out ugly fruits and keeping the good-looking ones. It made me rethink the standards of beauty and that…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Sketching to Understand the Biology of Invasive Plants

    ArtPlantae
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    We have explored the topic of plant blindness often in this column and have learned about the many reasons why we need to take this topic seriously. One of these reasons has to do with the management of invasive plant species. Today we learn about an activity introducing students to invasive species and the biology […]
  • Travel to the Galapagos Islands

    ArtPlantae
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    Natural science illustrator and science educator, Rick Simonson, and two fellow guides will lead an 11-day trip to the Galapagos Islands next Spring through the organization Education First College Study Tours. Here is a glimpse of what is planned for this upcoming adventure schedule for May 13 – 23, 2015: Day 1 – Fly to […]
  • Artisan Gallery Features Small Works Collection

    ArtPlantae
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Artist and naturalist Linda C. Miller has a collection of small nature paintings now on view at A Touch of Earth Gallery. This artisan gallery features all forms of collectible art, including pottery, jewelry, prints, lamps, metal works and more. Stop by the gallery on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 12-4 PM to meet Linda […]
  • Hold Your Order!

    ArtPlantae
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Hurts Sale ArtPlantae on Square Beginning November 28, 2014 Botanical art catalogs with minor bumps and scratches will go on sale in a couple of weeks. Take advantage of slightly bruised merchandise and add to your collection. Check back here for more information!
  • Study Pollinators, Native Landscapes This Holiday Season

    ArtPlantae
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    Each year the Pollinator Partnership hosts Pollinator Week, a weeklong event highlighting the “birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants (and) are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food” (Pollinator Partnership). The Pollinator Partnership has been an advocate for pollinator awareness since 1996. Although Pollinator […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Suspended in Air – Levitation Photography by -Natsumi Hayashi

    AtContent Guest Author
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Natsumi Hayashi  is a creative levitation photographer from japan, She’s inspired by imaginative stories and images that are timeless, mysterious and edgy. She’s a is practicing her technique in public places also which might feel awkward to…
  • BMW Tate Live: Nora Schultz

    RobinM
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    BMW Tate Live: Nora Schultz BMW Tate Live: Nora Schultz Nora Schultz Tripods Escape 1 (detail) 2013 Courtesy the artist and Isabella Bortolozzi Nora Schultz Terminal + BMW Tate Live Performance Room tate.org.uk/bmwtatelive • facebook.com/tategallery • @tate #BMWTateLive • Tate Google+ German artist Nora Schultz will present a new performance work for BMW Tate Live that explores the hyper real and detached nature of cyberspace. Her live performance will be broadcast on 11 December 20:00GMT via the Tate’s You Tube channel. For this work Schultz references the Stephen Spielberg film,…
  • Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space present Terry Riley’s In C Mali

    RobinM
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space present Terry Riley’s In C Mali Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space present Terry Riley’s In C Mali Africa Express performance at Tate Modern Photo © Alexey Moskvin/Tate An interactive film online at www.thespace.org from 28 November 2014 For public information +44 (0)20 7887 8888  www.tate.org.uk @tate #InCMali  facebook.com/tategallery Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space celebrate the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s world-renowned composition In C with the launch of an interactive online film. In C is often cited as the…
  • Artist In Residence Camille Lopez writes – Can’t stop now

    Artist In Residence
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
     Follow @calzphoto I had practiced and practiced honing my skill as a photographer. I had picked the brains of those whose work I admired. I had researched and read everything I could find on the subjects of photography and post editing. I had upgraded my equipment as much as I felt was reasonable to match my skill level. I had gotten work as a photographer, but I soon realized I did not want to be a photographer for hire .I wanted to be an artist. I had no niche that I could clearly identify, such as portrait ,wedding ,event etc… I loved shooting everything, and anything, and…
  • Phillip King

    RobinM
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Phillip King Phillip King Phillip King And the Birds Began to Sing 1964 Acrylic and metal object: 1803 x 1803 x 1803 mm Purchased 1965© Phillip King Phillip King BP Displays Tate Britain, Duveen Galleries 8 December 2014 – 1 February 2015 (Photocall: 8 December 2014) Admission free, open every day from 10.00 – 18.00 +44 (0)20 7887 8888 • tate.org.uk • facebook.com/tategallery • Twitter @Tate Tate Britain marks the 80th birthday of renowned British sculptor Phillip King (b. 1934) with a display of six of King’s works from the 1960s in the Duveen Galleries. The display,…
 
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    Art Threat

  • Ethnography 101: La cour de Babel and La marche à suivre

    Kristi Kouchakji
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The only thing I hate more than bad puns is bad ethnography, and La cour de Babel walks a fine line on that. Following an integration class for new immigrants at a Parisian high school, the entire film is shot from the teacher’s perspective. While this is not apparent at first, since the camera angle is set to film the students dead-on, it becomes obvious in the film’s last act, when the film shifts from a series of fairly intimate portraits of the students to being about the teacher’s relationship to the group and all she has done for them. The film’s emotional climax, too, is almost…
  • What does the word Polytechnique mean to you? – a review of The Anorak

    Kristi Kouchakji
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Anorak, written and performed by Adam Kelly Morton, goes beyond the pat answers and media sensationalism around the Polytechnique massacre and examines what made Marc Lépine a killer. Exceptionally well-researched, Morton’s text looks critically at the myriad factors that anti-feminists have attempted to derail the public discourse with, from an abusive childhood right through to violence in films and the media. Each of these episodes ends with Lépine blaming various women for his misfortune, indicating that none of the issues raised, however valid they may be, preclude misogyny as…
  • The Look of Silence: breathtaking in every sense

    Kristi Kouchakji
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new film, is a sublime work that should more than satisfy the critics of its companion piece, The Act of Killing. Aiming to expose the ongoing impunity with which the perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965 genocide are treated, the biggest objections to The Act of Killing were that the film focused only on the killers, leaving out almost any treatment of victims or survivors, and that by allowing the killers to lavishly re-enact their deeds as though they were filming conventional narrative films, it glorified the killers’ actions. The Look…
  • Just For Laughs: Gregg Proops & Paul F. Tompkins

    Kristi Kouchakji
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Greg Proops: “These are the bad old days.” The word on the street is that this Whose Line Is It Anyway? veteran has a remarkably intelligent and perceptive take on Quebec politics, and that he’d done nearly a half hour on that during his first show at Wiggle Room this year. Surprisingly, none of that came up the second night of his run and some who had been there both nights say that Proops did an entirely different set the second…
  • Just For Laughs: Jerrod Carmichael, Nikki Glaser & Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It

    Kristi Kouchakji
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-lady Rape About Comedy Starring her Pussy and Little Else With a title like “Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It” and a no-pants-performance gimmick, it is easy to assume this show is a deconstruction and subversion of rape jokes and rape culture. What it mostly is, however, is a defence of rape jokes under the guise of free speech. Truscott’s thesis seems to be essentially that rape is bad,…
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    Chris Beaven

  • Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Starting a new painting tonight. I’m keeping it simple and fun for the next few paintings, soon we will be going on vacation. The Setup The Subject The post Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 1 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Double Satsuma: Session 3

    Chris Beaven
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    I’m really happy with how this painting turned out. I didn’t rush it, I took my time, I didn’t worry about if I was working hard enough or anything, I just enjoyed my time painting it. The Setup The Subject The post Double Satsuma: Session 3 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Double Satsuma: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The satsumas changed a bit through the day, but I like having to deal with it in the painting. The Setup The Subject The post Double Satsuma: Session 2 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Double Satsuma: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I figured I would have a little fun and paint fast tonight. I picked these satsumas up at the grocery today and I knew that I would have fun painting them. I only had so much time before dinner was ready so I tried to get as much done as I could in 30 minutes. … Continue The post Double Satsuma: Session 1 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Eye Study

    Chris Beaven
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    So I think I’m done with this head cold, and I decided to do a quick study of my eye. Basically I need to do this more, because I discovered its really hard and I suck at it. The Setup The post Eye Study appeared first on Chris Beaven.
 
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Auguste Rodin: 1840-1917

    Wendy Campbell
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on November 12, 1840, in Mouffetard – a working-class district of Paris, France, Auguste Rodin is considered to be one of the  most important sculptors of modern times.   He began drawing at the age of 10 and at 14, attended the Petite Ecole – a special school for drawing and mathematics.  Rodin was a promising student but failed three times to gain admission to the Ecole des Beaux Arts. From 1858 and for the next two decades, Rodin worked for several masons, and ornamentalists, who supplied decorative objects and embellishments for buildings. The death of Rodin’s…
  • Pablo Picasso: 1881-1973

    Wendy Campbell
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso (Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso) was a painter, sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker, decorative artist, and writer.  “His revolutionary artistic accomplishments, including the co-founding of Cubism, brought him universal renown making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.” The son of an academic painter, José Ruiz Blasco, Picasso began to draw at an early age. In 1895 the family moved to Barcelona where Picasso…
  • Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

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

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

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

  • Illustrator show Saturday Nov 22nd!!!

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    You are cordially invited to this Exhibit of excellent art from the illustrators in western Washington's SCBWI at the Washington State History Musseum in Tacoma! It starts at 11am and goes till 2pm.An extra bonus is that you can see the other excellent exhibit "Time Intrusionator" on the 3rd floor while you are there. It features art by myself and several other SCBWI illustrators.Hope to see you there!!!
  • 20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A recent ink drawing... "Da Plane"A little left over from the Halloween fun.
  • Drawing again. YAY!

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    A brand new drawing after a while of having a drought."A stroll into the city"
  • New ink drawing...

    1 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Been terribly busy lately with life and house and work... haven't had time to post much but tonight I'm adding this drawing from a week ago that relates to Halloween. I've got several so we'll be enjoying this holiday for a little while more. "Something's off here."
  • New drawing!

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    I've been having problems with my blog site as of late so I haven't been able to upload new drawings, paintings, etc...I think I've finally got it working well. I'm posting the first of several Halloween drawings. They are all I've got time to do this year. I wanted to paint some of the ones from last year, which I will do at some point, just not right now. Too busy with actual work that is paying good money. So stay tuned for more Halloween fun this week! BOO!
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Exhibitions: Labyrinth of Color; Reconstructing Reality

    Karin Maraney
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Winter is coming, but within Agora Gallery, you wouldn’t know it – the art in our upcoming exhibitions is so full of warmth, energy and passion that it will chase all thoughts of the cold away. These two collective exhibitions of contemporary fine art are perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of spice and spirit to their day. The exhibitions open on November 29 and run until December 19. The opening reception, for which entrance is free, will take place on the evening of Thursday December 4, between 6 and 8pm. Ines De Poligny, Templanza (Temple) Labyrinth of Color presents the work of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Art News From Around the World: Inside NYC’s underground art museum – in the subway. In Bogotá, street artists do not have to hide. And this core of women artists work hard to make an impact. Women are welcome in the art worlds of the Middle East and North Africa – because most men ignore its power. Harvard’s art museums unite, breaking down traditional divisions, like country, period & medium. Christie’s secret weapon – the woman who matches masterpieces to millionaires. Popular Stories From the Week: Are you finding yourself annoyed by abstract art?
  • ARTisSpectrum Volume 32

    Karin Maraney
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    It’s November, and while people everywhere are wrapping up warmly, at Agora Gallery we’re enjoying the inner glow we get from the publication of our contemporary fine art magazine, ARTisSpectrum, whose 32nd volume has just hit the shelves. You can get it at bookstores and other institutions around Manhattan, at Agora Gallery, or by mail – just subscribe. The latest edition is full of beautiful images, interesting artist profiles, and articles that will help you stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the art world. The cover article focuses on the art and inspirations of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Art News From Around the World: Fighting harassment with feminist street art. It might not seem like a natural pairing, but England’s stately homes are opening up to contemporary art. The Picasso ‘thefts’ trial begins – and the question is, did trusted employees of the Picasso family use their position to steal artwork? Have you been wondering about artist resale royalties? Here’s an illustrated guide. Project HOME helps homeless people to heal themselves, through art. Popular Stories From the Week: The controversial art of colorizing photographs. Picasso –…
  • Reception Review: November 6, 2014

    Justine McCullough
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Tamar Avni’s solo exhibition consists of striking portraits of women that explore issues including gender, politics, media and culture. The first week of November was an exciting time for Agora Gallery as we celebrated the opening of three solo exhibitions and two exquisite group shows: The Poetry of Color: Anna Rita Alatan, a Solo Exhibition; Tamar Avni: a Solo Exhibition, In a Corner of Paradise: Francine Gravel, Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, and The Kaleidoscope of the Mind. Comprising both floors of our gallery space on West 25th Street in Chelsea, the…
 
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Carson Fox/Linda Warren Projects

    Assistant Art Editor
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED There is something inherently playful, yet disconcerting, when one first approaches Carson Fox’s “Mimesis.” The resin sculptures seem, at first blush, almost coquettish, climbing the walls, sitting upon pedestals, protruding in amaranth and aqua and palatinate, their familiar organic forms exaggerated, coated and made fantastically approachable. They dominate Linda Warren Projects; on every surface […]
  • Review: Aron Gent/Devening Projects + Editions

    Assistant Art Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “Pure Pictures, Perfect Prints,” Aron Gent’s solo exhibition at Devening Projects + Editions, is immediately pleasant, with its ample white space and idiosyncratic chintz of flowers, leaves, printers and arabesques, all rendered in a subdued palette. These images, culled from clip-art collections, are composed and then printed onto an ink-resistant material. This printout is […]
  • Review: Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums/Milwaukee Art Museum

    Assistant Art Editor
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    These forty paintings may not be the best way to exemplify 500 years of Italian painting. They have the stylistic elements but usually not the powerful emotive achievements of that great tradition. There’s only one piece, and a rather decrepit one, done before 1480, so the devotional intensity of the Italian variety of Byzantine icon […]
  • Review: The City Lost and Found/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The dynamic urban landscapes of America’s three largest cities constitute the focus of “The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980,” a joint venture of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Architecture and Design and Photography departments and the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition examines two decades of significant […]
  • Eye Exam: The Freakiest Show

    Assistant Art Editor
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Erin Toale Bowiephiles rejoice: no expense was spared on the Museum of Contemporary Art’s iteration of this appropriately elaborate touring spectacle—a multi-chambered rumination on the many-petaled-flower of the living icon’s magnificence. This pageantry, situated on the virtually unrecognizable fourth floor of the MCA, includes memorabilia, archival materials, breathtaking costumes and some of Bowie’s own […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • If not you…

    Tara Reed
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    who? Fear and well-meaning friends say it can’t be done.  Say you have to have connections.  You have to have money. You have to have an agent.  You have to have _________________. Who says? There are things you DO need to have to succeed in art licensing.  Here three basic must-haves… ART.  If you don’t have art that will work for commercial products, and art that is in collections, it will be very, very hard.  This is the very first step… build all the relationships you want but if you don’t have the art for them to choose, it won’t matter. GUTS.
  • Feel like you are on a roller coaster with your dreams and aspirations?

    Tara Reed
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I know I do – OFTEN! You get excited, fired up, you make a plan… then you start to work and it feels daunting.  Then you talk to someone who questions your ability to make it happen… or you read a negative thread on social media, or something else happens that leaves you disheartened. But you aren’t a quitter!  You pick yourself back up, change your attitude and start over… let’s just say this, “Art licensing isn’t for sissies!” Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCESS magazine has just released a new book that speaks to this very issue.  I…
  • Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets eBook RELEASED!

    Tara Reed
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drum roll please… I’m excited to announce that my newly revised and re-written ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets – is now available! There is an introductory discount of $20 for anyone who purchases the eBook by Monday, 11/24.  It will automatically apply the discount when you visit the web page and click on the “I want the ebook” link… This eBook is for artists who are exhibiting at SURTEX or the Licensing Expo within the next year or so.  It will help you understand the shows, who you will meet and how to prepare and present your art.
  • Want to sell your art online? The Art Business Launch by Chris Wilson may help…

    Tara Reed
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    While I know my focus is primarily art licensing, I also know that many of my blog readers are investigating many ways of earning an income with their art.  The other day, artist Chris Wilson reached out to tell me about his eBook – the Art Launch Blueprint – and to let me know he is doing a contest to give one away. I was busy but slightly intrigued so I marked the email to make sure I went back to it.  When I did – I became intrigued.  One, by the way he is doing his giveaway – will have to consider that format for personal use! Second, I was impressed by the…
  • US Copyright Office Ask Call replay is ready!

    Tara Reed
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    In our call we had attorney John Asley, Esq – also a photographer! – of the US Copyright Office on the line. He is the chief manager and supervisor, visual arts division, which is a part of the Office’s Registration Program.  All copyright claims based on visual arts are examined and decided in his Division. John manages a staff of about 30 experts on visual arts copyright.  His entire federal career has been with the Copyright Office’s Visual Arts.  He teaches copyright law. It was an amazing and information packed hour! I came away with a much better and clearer…
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  • Anthony Bailey, Empty Selection series, 2014 Empty...

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Anthony Bailey, Empty Selection series, 2014 Empty Thoughts Empty Gestures Empty Kisses Empty Playlist Empty Kicks Empty Climb Website |Blog | Flickr | Instagram | Behance |Store ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Anthony Bailey on iheartmyart.See more gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Alex Jackson, Non-Functional Furnishings, Oil and Aerosol, 96 X...

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Alex Jackson,Non-Functional Furnishings, Oil and Aerosol, 96 X 72”, 2014 Tumblr | Saatchi Art ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Alex Jackson on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Alex Jackson, Invisible men, 2014 Tumblr | Saatchi...

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Alex Jackson, Invisible men, 2014 Tumblr | Saatchi Art ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Alex Jackson on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Alex Jackson, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Saatchi Art ______ See...

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Alex Jackson, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Saatchi Art ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Alex Jackson on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Henrietta Harris, Glass, Watercolour on Paper, 22 x 16.6...

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Henrietta Harris, Glass, Watercolour on Paper, 22 x 16.6 inches, 2014 Exhibition, Art Basel Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery. Booth E1 Context Art Fair, December 2-7th, 2014 Tumblr: 14isarbitrary | Website  ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Henrietta Harris on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
 
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    Happy Famous Artists » Blog

  • New release by MER. Paper Kunsthalle: GNI_RI_2014 Nick Ervinck

    Happy Famous Artists
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nick Ervinck’s GNI_RI_2014 monograph, published by MER. is a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read. Designed by Studio Luc Derycke in collaboration with the artist, its layout quickly draws you into a fascinating story about the architecture, sculpture and video dimensions in Ervinck’s work. Once you start reading, it offers a compelling narrative about how the artist looks at the world, its past and future. Nick Ervinck is best known for his complex yellow forms in which he pushes the limits of the sculptural practice. These works come with enigmatic names such…
  • Best of Frieze London 2014

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

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hunter Boots is making waves again. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based historic icon has opened its first-ever flagship store at 83 Regent Street in London with a celebration featuring a troupe of Singing-In-The-Rain dancers arriving in a red double-decker wearing head-to-toe Hunter Original collection.   The store design is a funky combo of urban shopping heaven and agricultural themes that echo farm life and barns – all thought up by the design team at Checkland Kindleysides.   Established in 1856 and known for its dutiful supply of millions of trench booth for the British troops…
  • One Hot Yoga & Pilates Studio - South Yarra, Melbourne

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the past two years, architect Robert Mills (Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers) and his yoga-enthusiast spouse, Lucinda Mills, have created a sophisticated yoga and Pilates emporium in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighbourhood. The business, One Hot Yoga, is divided into four studios that occupy space at three addresses. Studio 1 (One Hot Yoga) is at 36 River Street, Studio 2 (One Hot Yoga and Mat Pilates) is at 46 River Street, and right next door at 48 River Street is the newest addition, Studios 3 and 4 (One Hot Pilates). In total, the studios take up nearly 800 square…
  • Cj Hendry - New Playing Card Series

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Those of you who are regular TCH readers know of CJ Hendry already. She is the extraordinary pen-and-ink artist whose work we fell in love with and then introduced to the public, first through Instagram and then at our Art Hunter temporary art experience in Sydney that we hosted with Jaguar.   The success of her work has been absolutely phenomenal, and for a good reason. Nothing compares to the mesmerising result of her painstaking work. Each image appears to be an enlargement of a black-and-white photograph, except that it isn’t. It is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of art.
  • Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto, Canada

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Toronto’s funky, ever-evolving King West Village has just gained another interesting entrepreneurial tenant at the brand-new, 12-storey condo and townhouse project, Fashion House, at 556 King Street West. The newcomer is Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a flexible concept by husband and wife, Jeff Armstrong and Sara Kardan. The sunny space functions as a hair, nail and beauty salon, a coffee and tea bar (during the day), a cocktail bar (at night), a shop, and even an event space, all tied together by a tightly controlled palette of colors (mainly black, white and wood) and materials. The…
  • Vienna's Steirereck

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
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    Vinyl Art

  • Foreshadowing

    Daniel Edlen
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Foreshadowing is a term usually used literarily. However it's kind of perfect for my work too. The black of the vinyl is all foreshadowing in a sense, creating the depth out of which I bring the faces. It feels more like I'm sculpting the face with the white acrylic, not painting it. For whatever reason, this idea, this technique, this process makes sense to my brain, creating these reverse newspaper photographs.This Jimi Hendrix is a piece that's particularly exciting because of where it will be displayed soon. I can't say yet because of where but I'm hoping it'll be big.More #foreshadowing.
  • Robert Plant

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

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

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

    Daniel Edlen
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. - Kurt Cobain
 
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  • Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft. The Bachhawat Foundation would be hosting two art residencies in the month of November. The Bachhawat Foundation along with Gallery…
  • Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

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

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

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

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

  • Shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

    Tara Reed
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

    Tara Reed
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Once or twice a year, I take the trek across the country from Oregon to Atlanta for the Gift Show in Atlanta.  The biggest show of the year is in January, and the next best thing is July. (Not a lot “next best” about the hot and humid weather in my opinion… but I do love what I do and sometimes you risk the elements to do it!) I just got back and thought I’d share a little bit about what it’s like. One thing I love about going to Atlanta is the public transportation – for $2.50 I can get from the airport to the show at Peachtree Center – and it only…
  • SURTEX 2014 is a wrap!

    Tara Reed
    24 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    My business year is pretty much from SURTEX to SURTEX.  I’m either doing follow up from one year or planning for the next… it’s the biggest single investment of time and money in my business and the biggest source of leads. So what is SURTEX?  It’s the premiere trade show for licensing and selling art and design and it is solely focused on art. While the Licensing Expo (held each June in Las Vegas) has an art & design section, it’s primarily for movie, television, sport and big brands… with a little part for art.  At SURTEX, manufacturers and…
  • The annual pilgrimage to SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 May 2014 | 3:47 pm
    For the tenth May in a row, I’m about to print my boarding pass and head to the big apple for the SURTEX show.  SURTEX is a premier trade show for artists who license their art to manufacturers to put on products – which is what I do.  My business year seems to go from SURTEX to SURTEX… the ebb and flow of following up from the show to preparing for the show.  It’s a BIG DEAL. It’s a BIG DEAL in that it is an investment of time, creativity and of course money to exhibit.  There is the emotional roller coaster of “am I ready? – am I good enough?
  • Jungle print kitchen storage available for a limited time on Zulily!

    Tara Reed
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    I’m back on Zulily!  I’m thrilled that this time it is through a client and I don’t have to do any fulfillment personally. If you love jungle prints and great deals you might want to add a touch of wild to your kitchen!  These products are only available at these prices Friday, April 25 – Sunday April 27, 2014 on Zulily.com What are you waiting for? Go grab yours before the deal is extinct! 
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • If not you…

    Tara Reed
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    who? Fear and well-meaning friends say it can’t be done.  Say you have to have connections.  You have to have money. You have to have an agent.  You have to have _________________. Who says? There are things you DO need to have to succeed in art licensing.  Here three basic must-haves… ART.  If you don’t have art that will work for commercial products, and art that is in collections, it will be very, very hard.  This is the very first step… build all the relationships you want but if you don’t have the art for them to choose, it won’t matter. GUTS.
  • Feel like you are on a roller coaster with your dreams and aspirations?

    Tara Reed
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I know I do – OFTEN! You get excited, fired up, you make a plan… then you start to work and it feels daunting.  Then you talk to someone who questions your ability to make it happen… or you read a negative thread on social media, or something else happens that leaves you disheartened. But you aren’t a quitter!  You pick yourself back up, change your attitude and start over… let’s just say this, “Art licensing isn’t for sissies!” Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCESS magazine has just released a new book that speaks to this very issue.  I…
  • Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets eBook RELEASED!

    Tara Reed
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drum roll please… I’m excited to announce that my newly revised and re-written ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets – is now available! There is an introductory discount of $20 for anyone who purchases the eBook by Monday, 11/24.  It will automatically apply the discount when you visit the web page and click on the “I want the ebook” link… This eBook is for artists who are exhibiting at SURTEX or the Licensing Expo within the next year or so.  It will help you understand the shows, who you will meet and how to prepare and present your art.
  • Want to sell your art online? The Art Business Launch by Chris Wilson may help…

    Tara Reed
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    While I know my focus is primarily art licensing, I also know that many of my blog readers are investigating many ways of earning an income with their art.  The other day, artist Chris Wilson reached out to tell me about his eBook – the Art Launch Blueprint – and to let me know he is doing a contest to give one away. I was busy but slightly intrigued so I marked the email to make sure I went back to it.  When I did – I became intrigued.  One, by the way he is doing his giveaway – will have to consider that format for personal use! Second, I was impressed by the…
  • US Copyright Office Ask Call replay is ready!

    Tara Reed
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    In our call we had attorney John Asley, Esq – also a photographer! – of the US Copyright Office on the line. He is the chief manager and supervisor, visual arts division, which is a part of the Office’s Registration Program.  All copyright claims based on visual arts are examined and decided in his Division. John manages a staff of about 30 experts on visual arts copyright.  His entire federal career has been with the Copyright Office’s Visual Arts.  He teaches copyright law. It was an amazing and information packed hour! I came away with a much better and clearer…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    New art straight from our home page. Take a look and see what’s new today. Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, art portfolio, art seen, artists, ebsq, friday five, gallery
  • Incredible Tabby Cat Scratch Board Speed Drawing

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Cat lovers are going to adore this and the rest of you will be amazed too! Filed under: Artseen, Inspiration Tagged: art, ebsq, scratchboard, tabby cat, time lapse video, youtube
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    1. Art Seen: Lunga pausa di silenzio (Long Silence) is a beautiful, dream-like watercolor by Alessandro Andreuccetti. The contrasting colors pulled me in! 2. Artist Guide: PACT published an excellent article this week by Armand Carbrera on copyright – Protecting Copyright. 3. How To: “How to Video Your Art” Part 1: Camera Guide - I know some of you have been wondering! 4. In the News: The Case Against Art Show Entry Fees - Let me know what you think in the comments below! 5. Exhibits: We have two exhibits this month, Naked Trees and Airships. Don’t miss out!
  • Inspiration: Airship Armada

    Amanda Makepeace
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    In need of some inspiration for this month’s Airship exhibit? Take a look at this time-lapse video by Ginger Anne London, as she creates an armada of airships. Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: airships, art, digital painting, ebsq, Ginger Anne London, time lapse, youtube
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    1. Art Seen: Janet Graham’s Ruby Crowned Kinglet is a little gem. I love her small bird paintings! 2. Artist Guide: How to Multiply your Art Revenue – I don’t think there is any one way to sell art, or increase sales, but this guide by Chris Wilson has some merit. I think everyone could tweak this method to suit their art business. 3. Learning Resources: Tip #14 from Cathy Johnson – Capturing the Effect of Distance and Depth. 4. In the News: 13 things about the man who gave his $500-million art collection to LACMA 5. Film: Mr. Turner will open to limited release (USA)…
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    museworthy

  • Let There Be Light

    artmodel
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    One doesn’t generally associate cutting-edge technology with the Vatican. Nor does one think “efficiency” with regard to Michelangelo’s painstaking four year ordeal in completing the Sistine Chapel, a project he accepted very reluctantly and of which he wrote to a friend, “I’ve already grown a goiter from this torture”. It’s interesting to wonder what old Mike would have thought of modern advancements and engineering that find their way into the arts, because this is pretty cool. The Sistine Chapel has just been outfitted with thousands of LED…
  • Miss Demarsy Does LA

    artmodel
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Helloooo hellooooooooo!!!! How are my dear Museworthy friends? I’m here. I’m alive! Just had a busy week of art modeling for which I am grateful. Now gratitude has turned into relief that my schedule is quieting down until after Thanksgiving. Whew! I hope none of you are suffering with foot pain like I am. Between standing poses and walking the city streets, my feet take a beating. Any reflexologists out there? Some of you may have heard about the art auction fever of recent weeks. Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s held thrilling blockbuster sales. Among the lots up for…
  • Figure al Fresco

    artmodel
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    It was an unseasonably warm day – at first – until the gusty autumn winds began to blow, temperatures began to drop, and a blanket of rain clouds drifted ominously across the harbor, threatening to strike. None of it would thwart our two hours of drawing outdoors at the water’s edge in lower Manhattan. The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy hosts free drawing sessions in the South Cove called “Figure al Fresco”. A clothed model takes five, ten, and twenty minute poses, and the Parks Conservancy provides drawing materials and instruction for anyone who needs it.
  • October 31st

    artmodel
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    As I hang out here at home waiting for the treat-or-treaters to come knocking on my door (they’ll be getting all natural fruit roll-ups whether they like it or not!), I’m debating whether to make this a Halloween post or a Reformation Day post. Children naturally have a blast on this day, but Halloween hoopla among adults seems much more over the top from when I was a kid. On second thought, maybe I’m wrong. I vividly remember the year my Mom took me and my girlfriends to the Greenwich Village Halloween parade when we were about 13, and we all shrieked when a man among the…
  • Dmitri’s Beautiful Brain

    artmodel
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A few weeks ago I was reading some online articles about neurological disorders. Why? Well, doesn’t everyone spend their free time reading up on irregular brain activity? Okay, maybe not :P Anyway, in the middle of a paragraph I spotted a mention about Dmitri Shostakovich. As a huge fan of the superb Russian composer, my interest was piqued. It seems that Shostakovich had, for the last 30 years of his life, a metal fragment lodged in the temporal lobe of his brain. In the fall of 1941, Shostakovich was living in Leningrad at the start of the Siege, the most prolonged, brutal, and…
 
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    Feed the Beauty

  • Wheeeee!

    sophielumen
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, childhood, healthy aging, Joy, Pablo Picasso, seniors, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • 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,…
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    Hyperallergic

  • Taylor Swift, Picture-Perfect

    Lucas Fagen
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Taylor Swift is a profoundly sentimental artist. She is also, of course, a gifted songwriter, a clear, convincing singer, a striking melodist, a hook machine as irresistible as any to grace Top 40 radio, a celebrity about as benevolent as they come, and, let us not forget, a role model worth obsessing over. But before any of that we Taylor Swift fans must acknowledge her penchant for schmaltz, as this earnest young woman who writes directly and openly about her feelings has a saccharine streak about a mile wide. When asked why one loves Taylor Swift, it is easy to mumble some excuse about…
  • Man of Steel: The Welded Transfigurations of Melvin Edwards

    Tim Keane
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Melvin Edwards, “Wayou Tugge” (2014), welded steel, 15.25 x 15.25 x 6.25 inches (courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. ©2014 Melvin Edwards / Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York) Melvin Edwards’ welded relief sculptures conjure up human anguish and human advancement often within the same work. His art delivers the mythmaking spirit of abstract sculpture into the domain of identifiable histories. He has built a long, wide-ranging career around that apparent incongruity. His abstract sculptures’ components are…
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard and the Drill Bit’s Caress

    Thomas Micchelli
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Ursula von Rydingsvard, “Bent Lace” (2014), bronze; 112 x 69 x 40 inches. Edition of 3 (all images via galerielelong.com) In a video produced by Art 21, Ursula von Rydingsvard recalls her childhood in refugee camps after World War II, living in barracks made of “raw wooden floors, raw wooden walls, and raw wooden ceilings.” Her current show at Galerie Lelong, Permeated Shield, is the first solo of her long career with a title that alludes at least indirectly to warfare. But it’s a strange term, unexplained by the exhibition’s press release. It may allude to the first sculpture…
  • From Idaho to the Smithsonian, the Journey of James Castle

    Laura C. Mallonee
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    James Castle, “Untitled,” n.d., found paper, string, and wood (all works courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Castle, Collection and Archive and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H.Denghausen Endowment, 2013.27.1) In 1899, in the remote Idahoan village of Garden Valley, James Castle was born completely deaf. For the rest of his life, he couldn’t hear, speak, read, or write. Our only glimpses into his mind are the drawings and collages he created over the course of nearly seven decades using scavenged paper and soot mixed with his…
  • Rebooting the Legacy of a Woman Who Made Video Games for Girls

    Allison Meier
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    GIF from Theresa Duncan’s ‘Smarty’ (1996) game (via Rhizome) Theresa Duncan made a series of CD-ROM games in the 1990s aimed at young girls, encouraging imagination and adventure through playfully drawn, dreamlike narratives. But operating systems evolved, gaming moved to different platforms, and her work is now unplayable and overlooked. A new project from Rhizome is reviving this piece of digital history by making three of her games freely accessible online. Currently crowdfunding an ambitious $20,000 on Kickstarter, the Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs: Visionary Videogames for…
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    Living Undone

  • I Have To Laugh

    Cathy
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    detail of installation, ceramic _______________________ I have to laugh at the thought of you all reading yesterday’s post…. I mean, REALLY! What a picture I leave you with: girl in wheelchair beating the bejezus(sp?) out of a pillow yelling profanities into the morning air. These are some of the ways I entertain myself it seems. Latent anger needs a voice. A bad-girl one preferably. Having done what it has taken to get authentic I now like to watch myself being so. Truly- who would have thought those noises were in this girl? Then this morning I am different. Light. Engaged with…
  • What Makes Me Come Alive?

    Cathy
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    “WOMAN BECOMING” 70×42, m/m ___________________________ Winter came. I felt isolated, dogless, flat over the weekend. My friends I spoke with felt equally adrift; “What is my purpose?” “I just wanna watch TV.” “I have a stomach ache.” “I’m just over here cleaning out drawers and I don’t even know why.” Pulling in when one is already IN is dicey territory. Here comes winter and my body and spirit balk at the tightening up, bundling up, showing up for the naked trees and infinite colors of grey. Here’s a…
  • The Warriors

    Cathy
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    “LANDSCAPE” 45″x6′,m/m _____________________ Early this morning at Starbucks with my girlfriend found us sitting next to a man worthy of notice. He was dressed in a crisp and ironed white shirt, nice vest and necktie. His grey hair was tousled but great looking. He sat there contained with his attention cast toward something on the table. My friend said: “You look so great. Do you live here? We are not so used to men who dress so well!” “Yes, I live here and thank you! I am going to the Veteran’s Day parade.” All of a sudden my reality…
  • Forget It, Fetch It, Forge It

    Cathy
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    30×30″,m/m _________ “Suffering is forgetting our true nature.” -Buddha Sometimes my mind hears all these pretty words that the wise ones uttered under some tree in a far away land And I just go numb. “Yeah..sounds nice.” Words like suffering, true, even nature are so much a part of our vernacular That their overuse diminishes their potency. After all is said and done Buddha’s words are the wisest of the wise for me. My lifetime has been one of doing what needed to be done to dismantle the armor that helped me survive a less-than-supportve youth. The…
  • The Tittilation Of Technology

    Cathy
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    monoprint, 12×12″ _____________ Is it weird that I find my VERY OWN NEW COMPUTER sexy? After years of looking into a pre-high-def greyed-out screen My world is now 27 inches of realer-than-real color Which, in all honesty, has acted like a virtual facelift on me. I mean- I truly look 10 years younger Without the toleration inherent in out-dated technology: The swearing and hair pulling and dreaming of very heavy drinking I can now meet you here with clarity, higher level creativity And a face sans-crinkled brow. I FEEL FABULOUS! I LOVE MYSELF! I LOVE YOU ALL! I LOVE THE WORLD! Pure…
 
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    The Curious Brain

  • #rewind

    thebrainbehind
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
  • X-treme musical chairs.

    thebrainbehind
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    play this game with your close friends! via bookofwonders
  • #rewind

    thebrainbehind
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
  • Wildlife

    thebrainbehind
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    by Brian Bowen Smith ,via thisisnthappiness
  • I want to believe

    thebrainbehind
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    arcane images
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

    Rocio Flores
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]
  • Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

    Sarah Jakubowski
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]
  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

    Jessamy Nichols
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]
  • Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

    Sarah Jakubowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    RedDotBlog

  • Collective Wisdom | Creating Titles for Your Artwork

    Jason Horejs
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Coming up with great titles for artwork can be a real drag. Many artists feel like it’s more work to come up with a title than it is to create a masterpiece. If you were a natural wordsmith you would have become a poet, not an artist. So, the question is, do titles really matter, and how much time and effort should you spend titling your work? From a gallery owner’s perspective, I can tell you that I do believe titles matter. A buyer wants to feel like that artwork they are about to purchase from you is one of your best ever – that it truly is one of your masterworks.
  • Collective Wisdom | The Artists who Won’t Go Away While I’m Trying to Sell

    Jason Horejs
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    With our broadcast this week, we focussed on how to recognize and work with different kinds of art buyers. With art sales in the air, I’ve received a number of interesting questions from artists related to the sales process, including this one via email: This last weekend I had the best day in terms of sales I have ever had at open studio. This is all great and I want to get your advice on a certain dynamic. Perhaps you remember the old Saturday Night Live skit called “The Thing that wouldn’t leave” Basically about a friend visiting the house who overstays their welcome. There…
  • Broadcast Recording Available

    Jason Horejs
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Tuesday’s broadcast How to Recognize Different Kinds of Art Buyers. We appreciate your participation and questions! For those of you who weren’t able to catch the broadcast live, the recording is now available. Enjoy! by
  • 9 Tips to Help you Better Manage Sporadic Cash Flow in your Art Business

    Jason Horejs
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Managing cash flow successfully is one of the greatest challenges for any small business. It is a particularly difficult issue for artists and galleries where sales often spike and dip. Artwork doesn’t tend to sell in regular patterns, and because of the high value of many pieces of artwork, when sales do occur they often cause a real spike in an artist’s or gallery’s income. This irregular cash flow can cause logistical (and emotional!) problems for those of us in the art business. I would like to share a few things I’ve learned over the years about managing cash flow…
  • Important Update | We’re Changing our Email System – Make sure you remain subscribed

    Jason Horejs
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’re updating the system we use to send you emails about information on reddotblog.com and xanadugallery.com so that it is easier for us to get helpful information about the art business to you in a timely and reliable fashion. This change in email systems requires you to act to confirm that you remain subscribed to the email list. The confirmation process is simple and will take less than two minutes to complete, so please do so now. To confirm your subscription go to http://eepurl.com/OeqST. We have attempted to migrate all of the addresses from our old system to the new one, and if…
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • To Strive, To Seek, To Find, And Not To Yield

    alli woods frederick
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
          ULYSSES   It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when Thro’ scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea: I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known; cities…
  • A Little Photographic Striptease

    alli woods frederick
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
      (THIS POST IS MILDLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.  IT CONTAINS ONE QUASI-BARE ASS.  WHAT.  I SAID MILDLY…)   LUCKY PIERRE’S – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA   IN case you missed my incessant mentions about my recent road trip to Houston and New Orleans, well…I took a recent road trip to Houston (my usual annual visit to MD Anderson) and a nice little detour to New Orleans to visit a couple of old friends of mine from my days as a Texan (as though anyone ever stops being a Texan…it rarely happens…there’s just something about Texas.  Live there for a few years and you’ll see…
  • Be A Good Whatever

    alli woods frederick
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
        MEDIOCRITY, is not something for which to strive.  I don’t care what you do, be it butcher, baker or candlestick maker…   JUST REMEMBER     BE A GOOD WHATEVER TODAY. (AND FOR THE RECORD AND IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, YOU ARE ALREADY ARE GOOD, SO KEEP IT UP, DARLIN’.)     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGE  ::  BY BRAMANTOSETYAKI  ::     The post Be A Good Whatever appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • It’s Never Too Late

    alli woods frederick
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
        GIVEN Friday’s post about inspiration and living your dream this seemed like the perfect way to kick off the week – the perfect compliment and a little reminder to us all that…   IT’S NEVER TOO LATE   DAMN STRAIGHT. (AND THANK GOD.)     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGE  ::  NEVER TOO LATE – RJMWAST  ::     The post It’s Never Too Late appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • Inspiration Versus Stealing: What’s The Difference And Why It Matters

    alli woods frederick
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
          SINCE the beginning of time artists have borrowed from each other.  A few people simultaneously hit on a style, concept or technique and others follow suit.  It happens over and over again.  It always has been and always will be.  That is the nature of art.  But when does being inspired by another’s work cross the line and become theft?   INSPIRATION VERSUS STEALING:WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?   Take music as an example.  Samples in music are an homage – a small piece of inspiration that’s added to the whole to create something…
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  • Try Making Your Own 3D Handprint With This Tutorial

    Paul Caridad
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Wondering how you’re going to keep your kids from uttering those utterly painful words “I’m bored” over the holiday break? Fret no more, handimania has come up with a tutorial that will keep them busy and they could even become DIY gifts for the kids to give everyone in your family. This awesome optical illusion looks difficult, but it’s quite simple, as you can see in the video below. Kids will love turning their hand into a 3D marvel and you will love not hearing them whine. It’s a win-win situation. For the step-by-step tutorial, head over to handimania.
  • The World’s First Circular Keyboard Puts The Old Straight 88 To Shame

    Paul Caridad
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Although the piano wasn’t born this way, Lady Gaga’s lead keyboardist, Brockett Parsons had to have something just as unconventional as the shows he was performing in. With a team of “mad scientists” his vision of a circular keyboard that surrounds him was made a reality. The team consisted of Chuck Johnson- point man who gathered the team, Dave Starkey- the electronic man of QRS Systems, and Richard Fell- the piano pro who made it real. His round keyboard, which he lovingly nicknamed the “Brockettship” made it’s debut in Seoul, South Korea for Lady…
  • A Radical Wooden Roadster Built from Plans (in 1959)

    Benjamin Starr
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you were “the least bit handy with ordinary tools and not afraid to get your hands dirty” you could build the car in these pictures, read an article in the September 1956 issue of Mechanix Illustrated magazine. We’re pretty sure you’d need to be more than “the least bit” skilled to build this from the minimal plans, but we won’t fault the author on his choice of interesting cars. The extremely low-slung roadster was built like a boat, out of materials people would be familiar with: plywood panels covered with mahogany. Now that’s different. See Also Is that…
  • Is This How Millennials Will Save the World? It’s Beautifully Simple, and Incredibly Lazy.

    Benjamin Starr
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    They’ve been called the “selfie generation,” lazy, entitled and worse. But as this beautiful video explores, maybe there’s more to millennials. They’re “digital natives,” born into the first generation that grew up surrounded by digital technologies with no need to adapt. Able to harness the power of the online world in ways unimaginable be previous generations, they look to social media and high-tech solutions to make the biggest difference with the smallest effort. And while people may accuse them of being lazy, time and again the data has shown that they value social good…
  • A World Filled with Light and Love, Illustrated by Pascal Campion

    Benjamin Starr
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Illustrator Pascal Campion has a big heart, and every one of his artworks shows it. That’s saying a lot too, because he’s amassed well over 3000 sketches since he started his Sketch of the Day project in 2006. At that point in his life he was short on time, but starting that challenging project has garnered him more exposure and fans (he calls them friends) than he could ever have expected. Just take a look at this small selection of his work and you’ll easily see why. Pascal’s work is largely inspired by his family, his wife and kids, and meeting and observing people as they go about…
 
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  • Is the Cultural Sector Ready to Move Beyond Data for Data’s Sake?

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    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • The Turtles Shake Up the Digital Music Industry (and other October stories)

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  • Marijke Van Epen

    Kate
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I came across Marijke Van Epen on Pinterest because of her incredible relief weavings that have incredible depth and pattern. Marijke works in the tablet weaving tradition and works in ancient weaving techniques, per her site. In her artist statement she says – about ancient weaving technics – that, “It is worth while that this knowledge can be preserved and kept alive to make it available to new generations.” It reminds me of the vision of Nest when I first met the organization. I love the  geometry in these pieces and the regularity. My understanding is that…
  • Heather Levine

    Kate
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    I initially came across Heather Levine because of her ceramic lamps – they had turned up on Pinterest in a hotel a friend had stayed at. After perusing her site more though I came across a part of her collection that I loved far more – her porcelain nests. I can’t quite tell if these are affixed to a wall or on a table (I think wall) but I absolutely love them. Initially you think that the shape is one you could create yourself – long tubes with semi-pointed ends, but the way they’re put together en masse – I’m just obsessed. I also think nests are…
  • Ron Kent

    Kate
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This past weekend, Ross and I took a class at Boston’s North Bennet Street School that introduced us to the basics of wood turning. It was a two day class with instruction and guidance around wood, turning, timber, tool sharpening, etc. with about 12 hours with us on the lathe. The lathe was a bit intimidating at first, it’s large, loud and your approaching it with sharp instruments that could easily smash your face. Through out the weekend though I got more comfortable and intrigued by what’s possible with turning from a translucency perspective. I got to Googling and came…
  • Ula Einstein

    Kate
    6 May 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Ula Einstein I believe I came across on Pinterest – the photo below, which looked to me like burned toilet paper tubes caught my eye somewhere along the way. Upon investigation, Ula’s delicate textiles and works on paper are completely captivating. Many she calls, “drawings with fire.” Some of them are pre-cut and others appear to be simply burned, or burned and then gone back into with thread. The patience (and routine) it must take to burn the papers with that regularity, without things getting out of control, is wild. The below is hand cut rice paper. It’s…
  • Zemer Peled

    Kate
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I find myself looking at a lot of ceramic works these days and a ton of vessels, which is why I think I was initially drawn to Zemer Peled’s pieces, which are made of ceramic shards, reimagined into new works. When I first saw the above and below I thought, what a unique approach to creating a vessel! Or is it a sculpture? They almost looked like little cartoon critters of some sort. The ceramic shards creating a sense of fur. The one above in particular looks like a hedgehog to me. Of her forms her website says, “Her mutating, figure-like creatures are hybrid visions of land,…
 
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery @ The Frick

    Brett Baker
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Simon Carr reviews Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery at The Frick Collection, New York, on view through February 15, 2014. Carr writes that the show "is a feast... in this small yet broad selection of jewels from Scotland, the standouts are canvases by Antoine Watteau, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough and John Singer Sargent... For visitors who may be unused to considering Sargent among such elevated company, 'Lady Agnew of Lochnaw,' 1892, deserves special attention... Completed in just six sittings, the portrait was painted entirely from life. Without even…
  • Farrell Brickhouse: Interview

    Brett Baker
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    James Kalm visits Farrell Brickhouse: Recent Paintings at Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through December 7, 2014. Kalm's video includes fantastic close-ups of Brickhouse's visceral paintings. He films the tour of the exhibition while talking to Brickhouse about his work. Asked what he finds appealing about working in oil, Brickhouse comments: "One of the beautiful things about oil paint is that you can take off as intelligently as you put on, where I found, mostly, acrylic is additive... it's kind of like the difference between video and film. Light passes…
  • Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural

    Brett Baker
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Charles Kessler blogs about Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on view through April 19, 2015. Kessler writes: "I always had a hard time with Benton. I loved Abstract Expressionism and, as if I couldn't like them both, I considered Benton's work to be hokey and aesthetically retrograde. Well this exhibition turned me around. These murals are bold, passionate, often funny and downright beautiful... In addition to the mural in its re-created original setting, the show includes preparatory drawings and studies for…
  • Emyr Williams: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    John Bunker, Anthony Smart, Anne Smart, Robin Greenwood, Sarah Greenwood, Alexandra Harley, Patrick Jones, Sam Cornish, Mark Skilton, Hilde Skilton, and Nick Moore visit the studio of painter Emyr Williams. Alexandra Harley: The "passage of colour isn’t just pure. It may be a pure colour all the way through but the juxtapositions of the other colours around it are changing that colour immensely." Anne Smart: "I know [Williams' paintings] are going to be about colour, but If I try to forget that, what comes out really strongly is how they make me feel… and…
  • Daniel Levine: Interview

    Brett Baker
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Richard Benari interviews painter Daniel Levine about his monochrome paintings. Levine comments: "I tend to work in groups, and also different applications. By groups I would mean the same paint - the titanium group by 'x' brand... the titanium group by 'y' brand... the titanium group by 'z' brand. Then there would be the zincs. There'd be many, many, many different types of whites. And then different mediums as well... In each session I ... generally work on one type of paint, one brand... but they're all individual pieces.. different scales, different…
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  • Electroluminescent Painted Bike

    by serzomanik
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques If you’d like to find out more about this paint I recommend to check Darkside Scientific. They have their Facebook page here or the website.Related PostsAirbrush on...
  • Airbrush on Ducati Bike from eXstudio

    by serzomanik
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Professional airbrush painting on Ducati bike done by eXstudio (airbursh studio from Russia). BTW, the airbrushing was done on vinyl foil …Related...
  • Airbrush Action Magazine Event 25.09.2014

    by serzomanik
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Hello Guys, till it is still available I am posting embed of the video recorded during FREE AIRBRUSH ACTION’S FIRST WEBCHAT (it is not live anymore as I...
  • 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...
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  • Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff

    Deanna Dahlsad
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    All I want for Christmas is art. Whether it be a screenprint by Andy Warhol (which is for sale on Amazon of all places!): Campbell’s Soup (Scotch Source: blazenfluff.com
  • A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

    Deanna Dahlsad
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J… Source: www.wehaveyourcollectibles.com If you find this inspiring, I’ve also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk […]
  • The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

    Deanna Dahlsad
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they’ve reached over 30,000 unique visitors and 227,000 page views — and climbing. Part of their success lies in the fact that they have undertaken an extensive marketing campaign in UK […]
  • Unusual Pin-Up Photography

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

    Deanna Dahlsad
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Hubby has been listing a number of classic film cameras for auction on eBay. (For some of us, it is easier to call film cameras “classics” that to face the hard fact that film cameras are “vintage”… Source: www.wehaveyourcollectibles.com
 
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • It's That Time of Year Again! Meet Me in Miami and D.C!

    Kesha Bruce
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    The end of the year is such an exciting time in the art world.  I’ve been so busy creating, prepping, and shipping artwork that it occurred to me yesterday that I hadn’t actually made any announcements about exactly when and where you can see me and my work during the tail end of 2014. Here’s where I’ll…
  • Done and Done: "I Made That. And It Is Good!"

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

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

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

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

  • Giverny Gladiolus

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Giverny Gladiolus16 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650                                Here's an example of taking multiple reference photo's to create a scene. Below are 4 different photo's I used to develop this painting as well as a little thumbnail sketch. Here's where artistic license comes in. I loved the lush and colorful gladiolus but wanted a bit of Monet's house in the background to give a sense of place.  So I used a bit of the house from another photo and a weeping willow from a different…
  • Pienza Balcony II

    15 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Pienza Balcony II 8 x 10 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$300 This may look familiar. I did a painting of this scene a couple of weeks back. I decided to do another version really emphasizing what I loved most about this scene. I cropped the view in even further, added more flowers and upped the color intensity, played down the doors and accentuated the edges of the shadows of the balcony.  While I liked the first version (below) which was pretty faithful to the photo, I think version II is a stronger design and says more about what initially grabbed me about the scene. I'm a big…
  • Fall Hydrangeas

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Fall Hydrangeas8 x 8 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$200(includes display easel) Small study of fall hydrangeas with a little more muted palette than typical summer flowers.
  • Gladiolus in the Garden

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Gladiolus in the Garden8 x 8 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$200 Looking forward to returning to Monet's Garden in Giverny, France to teach a painting workshop June, 2015.This is a small study of some of the vivid flowers in the garden with Monet's home in the background.There is still space available if you'd like to join me for the painting experience of a lifetime. We'll be painting the landscape around Giverny and visit Monet's Garden each day to paint after the tourists are gone so you can paint, photograph and enjoy the gardens without distraction.For more information,…
  • Apples in the Sun

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Apples in the Sun9 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$425 You might think this painting of apples is a bit of a different subject from my usual landscapes and florals, but not really. The subject I'm currently focused on is sunlight.  I caught a glimpse of this beautifully sunlit fruit during my recent trip to Italy.
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    Free Spirit Gallery Blog

  • New 2015 Polar Bears Calendars Released

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

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

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

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

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Indian Elephant Carving Every now and then, we at Free Spirit Gallery gets our hands on some unique art that is not Native American or Inuit but from other cultures.  In this case, we have a very nice Indian elephant carving from India. As you can see, this hand painted piece is magnificent!  For more information on this piece, see our webpage on Indian Elephant Carving.
 
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    Hella Heaven

  • Information and knowledge are not enough

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    creativity, understandment, wisdom... there are many aspects of humanity that are being forgotten especially those related to human sciences.
  • Geniuses are not peer-reviewed

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Do you know the feeling during a discussion when after explaining something that is not common sense someone asks: "Is there any peer reviewed article about all these nonsense you're saying?" I dedicate this post to them. Geniuses and those who dare to dissent have no peers. Is Peer-Review a Requirement of Good Science? Idea Excerpts Good Science without Peer-Review Some of the most important and groundbreaking work in the history of science first appeared in published form not in peer-reviewed scientific journal articles but in scientific books. That includes Copernicus' De…
  • Gotan Project: Tango Milonga de Amor and Julio Cortázar

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) Hay milonga de amor hay temblor de gotán este tango es para vos Hay milonga de amor hay temblor de gotán Hay milonga de amor Este tango es para vos Hay milonga de amor hay temblor de gotán este tango es para vos. Image: Bitacora Coral. Please visit the biography of The Gotan Project for references but first of all... enjoy. Left: Tango with lyrics done with excerpts of Julio Cortazár's Rayuela. Right: Julio Cortazár reading Rayuela's chapter 7. The second paragraph is the beginning of the Tango. Rayuela Chapter 7 "Toco tu boca, con un dedo toco el borde…
  • Tidying your bedroom in 4 seconds

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
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  • Meet Tootsie, the vegan artist, dancer and music therapist

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    "Tootsie is a vegan who used to live in New York. She runs drum therapy work shops to try and increase the power of women through expressive dance. She does a lot of voluntary work with the homeless and has a small apartment which doubles as a gallery for her own art work" Isn't she lovely? I just found her at Mademoiselle Blythe's blog by Fanny Zara. It is a post about doll's hair made of alpaca and mohair. Tootsie is a creation of Abgail and you can see more of her work in her Flickr's page.
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    kiran's Art world

  • Kundan Rangoli

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Hey..Just tried one more type of art..Kundan Rangoli.. :)It can be placed aroud Diyas
  • Peacock - Glass Painting

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    I loved this design when i was browsing some day and thought to replicate it..I gifted it to my sis.. i donot have the original one..sorry for thr poor picture
  • Colourful Brush Holder

    5 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Helloo...Just made Brush holder out of old Medicine Bottle...Used M-seal and Acrylic colors to decorate it :)
  • krishnaa...on my wall..!!..

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    I started thinking to implemet this some months back and fianlly krishna helped me in doing this...Was very happy after done..Done with Acrylic paintings on the wall just above our TV :)
  • Angel...!

    29 Jan 2014 | 5:29 am
    My dear friends..!! My niece when she was 2 years old had saved a little sparrow which was just born by giving it water in proper time..I just made this quilling photo frame and gifted her so that she remembers the first best help she did and also to encourage to do such things through out her life..! :) Now she prouldly says to every one that my aunty has gifted me this as i helped sparrow when i was a child as if she is grown up! :)  
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  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    After publishing my last post (How To Make $252,000 PerYear As Artist), I got an email from one of my dear subscribers. This was her question: “Dear Yamile! Thank you very much for this interesting proposal, which I would love to join! BUT a serious question, how shall I pay you USD 333,- when I am an starving artist? Thank you for your answer.” She is referring to my course The Art Of Selling Art Online which I linked to from the above mentioned post. So I asked 10 of my successful artist clients and friends how they earned their first $1000 with their creative craft. Read…
  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

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

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

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

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

    arttextstyle
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Morris Museum, Morristown New Jersey, photo by Tom Grotta Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey Takaaki Tanaka work “A Harden Nest” in front of the Morris Museum’s Pulp Culture exhibit. Photo by Tom Grotta Through December 7th More than 80 works are presented in the Morris Museum’s current exhibition of art by contemporary artists who have stretched the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration. A Red Grethe Wittrock among the works at the Morris Museum, “Pulp Culture” exhibit, Photo by Tom Grotta The exhibition includes surprising…
  • Fiber Sculpture Gets its Due at MAD in New York

    arttextstyle
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    At Long Last Love Update Kay Sekimachi, Ed Rossbach, Françoise Grossen, Katherine Westphal and others Museum of Art Design installation of What Would Mrs Webb Do?, Photo by Tom Grotta We visited What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision at the Museum of Arts and Design and discovered the answer is, in part, “collect sculptural and other examples of textile art.” The exhibition celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb, highlighting Webb’s advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum’s…
  • Art on Display and In Print. In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi in San Diego

    arttextstyle
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Kay Sekimachi, paper tower, photo by Tom Grotta Pistashio Bowl by Bob Stocksdale, photo by Tom Grotta In the Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, presents an inspiring, retrospective view of work by two of America’s foremost pioneers in wood and textile art. Kay Sekimachi (1926-) and Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) married in 1972. Seen together, their 50 years of work has a true poetic resonance. Hailed as a father of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale revitalized the craft of lathe-turned bowls, beginning in the 1950s. In his…
  • Don’t Miss: Anne Wilson’s Performances and Thread Lines at The Drawing Center in New York

    arttextstyle
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Anne Wilson’s In Situ Performance at the Drawing Center, photo by Tom Grotta We watched one of the Anne Wilson’s mesmerizing weaving in situ performances at The Drawing Center on Thursday. Titled To Cross (Walking New York), the performance was conceived when Ms. Wilson discovered that The Drawing Center’s SoHo building was originally built in 1866 for the Positive Motion Loom Company. In it, the artist uses the main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. Four participants walk around the 12-foot columns, carrying a spool of thread to form a standard weaving cross (a…
  • At Long Last Love: Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present Opens at ICA, Boston

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

  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween everybody! Happy Halloween by *ink-pot on deviantART The Pumpkin Dance by *Bloodline-009 on deviantARTThis blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at http://blog.fantasy-art-and-portraits.com
  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

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

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

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

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

  • Winter is Coming, Doves, Elephants, Fargo, and a small mouse.

    Dave Mottram
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    This past weeks sketchbook dump. The doves and portrait are pencil, everything else was drawn in ballpoint pen.
  • Owls and Bats in October

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

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

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

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

  • “Dear Mr. Szarkowski”: Postcards from Nicholas Nixon

    Tasha Lutek
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Celebrating the publication and exhibition on the 40th anniversary of Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters, the Department of Photography wanted to share from its collection a selection of “postcards” by Nixon that the photographer sent to the department’s former director, John Szarkowski. On the back of each of these photographs, one finds letters written by Nixon to Szarkowski. Nixon first contacted Szarkowski in 1972, after he attended Szarkowski’s lecture on the British photographer Bill Brandt. Nixon, unsure of what graduate program to pursue, sought the advice of…
  • Matisse and Gober: Two Chapels

    Samantha Friedman
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    MoMA has been called a temple of modernism, even a sacred destination for art lovers, but that religious language is usually just figurative. With the exhibitions Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor open simultaneously, however, visitors can witness the unlikely confluence of two chapels on 53rd Street (not even counting Saint Thomas, next door). In 1948, Matisse began work on a four-year project that he would come to consider “the culmination of a lifetime of work”:  the design for the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, in the South of France. The…
  • Bill Morrison: Old Films, Contemporary Music, Timeless Themes

    Sally Berger
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    The Great Flood. 2013. USA. Directed by Bill Morrison. Courtesy of Bill Morrison Music is a central component of the films of Bill Morrison (currently the subject of a mid-career retrospective at MoMA) and his collaborations with contemporary composers reflect his early interest in music as “a soundtrack in [his] life” and are informed by his artistic training as a painter and filmmaker. While studying fine art at Cooper Union in the mid 1980s, Morrison was encouraged by his college professor and artistic mentor, the experimental filmmaker and abstract painter Robert Breer, to animate his…
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Will Be Present

    Johanna Lenander
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Marina Abramović’s Portrait with Scorpion (Closed Eyes) (2005), shown reproduced on the limited-edition scarf, with signature On Tuesday, November 25, Marina Abramović will yet again be present at a MoMA-related event, but this time the occasion is an in-store signing at the MoMA Design Store, Soho. The artist has designed a limited-edition silk scarf (shown above) in collaboration with the fashion company Pineda Covalin, and she will be on hand to sign scarves and copies of her 2010 MoMA exhibition catalogue, Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present. Just a few blocks away, the…
  • This Week at MoMA: November 17–23

    Carolyn Kelly
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    MoMA’s offerings this week run the gamut from new exhibitions to participatory art making to truly experimental film. Highlights this week include: Will Patton, Michael Oblowitz and Rosemary Hochschild on the set of Circuits of Control: Minus Zero/Is/Land. 1977–81. Directed by Michael Oblowitz. Courtesy Michael Oblowitz • Today, November 17, Modern Mondays: A Cine Virus Evening with Michael Oblowitz and Sylvère Lotringer (organized in conjunction with To Save and Project) revisits a groundbreaking 1978 film program featuring works by then-unknown filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow (Near…
 
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    Design For Mankind

  • A Custom Christmas (Pt. 1)

    erin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    I get it now, I do – this crazy Christmas hype. When I was a kid, Christmas was everything. It was snowflakes and carols, curled ribbons and gooey buckeyes. And then – somewhere along the way – I lost the spark. I fell victim to every plot in every holiday movie: Grown-up grows weary of holiday shopping and hustle and bustle. Fails to see Christmas magic until a dimpled kid or traumatic event or incredible miracle provides a tangible ‘Come to Jesus‘ moment. Then boom – Christmas is real again. It’s real and it’s here and it’s magic. Hark…
  • Weak-Strong

    erin
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    The reunion had been planned for what, six months? A weekend away in Chicago, just our tiny group of women and the many hats we pack in our suitcases: chefs and mothers and designers and musicians. And it sounded perfect. Until it didn’t sound perfect, and the days grew closer and the nights grew longer. Bee wasn’t sleeping and work wasn’t working and my brain felt like maybe it was on the fritz. I don’t know about electricity, but like maybe a circuit was off (whatever that means), or maybe one of the wires wasn’t transmitting however it is that wires transmit…
  • Everything/Nothing

    erin
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    There isn’t a word for the unique brew of abundant scarcity. I feel it always, nearly every day – this wave of everything and nothing at the same time. This perceived abundance of time and moments with the very knowledge that it is passing, right now, this very moment. That the sun outside is sinking and tomorrow it will sink again but a fragment of a moment later, an inch to the left of the horizon and that next week, next month, next year it will set again in the same way – a different way – and we will be changed. There will always be more, until there isn’t.
  • Clarifying Motherhood

    erin
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We. were. exhausted. The clock’s minute hand pointedly flirted toward the 10pm mark, as if silently sprinkling salt onto the wound of a seemingly never-ending day. Tick. You lost your temper. Tock. Bathtime is going to be a disaster. Tick. Just skip the bubbles tonight. Tock. You’re way off schedule already. It was true. We’d had a busy, frenzied day, the rare kind that leaves you in a tailspin of dropped balls, spinning plates, missed messages. We’d driven many miles, endured a slew of tantrums, tackled errand after errand in an effort to satisfy the list – the…
  • Why So New?

    erin
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    So, surprise! The site’s wearing new clothes, and although I know most of you view this through a feed reader like Feedly or Bloglovin‘ or perhaps an email subscription (each option is still available!), I thought I’d take a second to share with you the impetus for this re-design. The term “lifestyle blogger” has always felt a little funny to me, to be honest. I fell into this job purely through the perfect storm of accidental success, hard work and sheer blessing and I so, so very much love what I do. To document my life while connecting to the lives of others.
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  • Jasmine Smith | Hong Kong

    Shea O'Neill
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Jasmine Smith is a Hong Kong based fashion stylist, blogger, designer, entrepreneur, and long time friend of Sideroom.com. Over a decade since dancing on stage at the Sideroom.com launch party in Auckland, we caught up to talk about life, business, and creativity in Hong Kong. Tell us a little about your background, where are you from, where are you now, and how did you get there? I am originally from New Zealand, where I went through all my schooling and studied fashion design at Auckland’s AUT,  when I left university I continued my work in the fashion industry as a fashion stylist,…
  • Drifterphotos | Sri Lanka

    Shea O'Neill
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    I met Simon from drifterphotos while surfing in southern Sri Lanka. A little jaded after a stint in the corporate world, he booked a one-way ticket to Indonesia and has since spent his days surfing and photographing the countries he travels. Each week he posts a new blog post on his website with a selection of photos to sum up the past week. He is most interested in photographing people, but also enjoys landscapes and street photography.   Keep up with Simons adventures at drifterphotos.com
  • Flyin Munki | Goa

    Shea O'Neill
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    During a recent trip to India I stumbled across the work of Goan street artist, illustrator, and art director, Flyin Munki. Impressed by his bold mural works I tracked him down to talk about life and art in Goa. Where does the name Flyin Munki come from? It’s the name my friends used to call me because of my sense of humor and the fact that I have to keep moving and can never really stay in one place. Also, I used to get high a lot. Does your work have any common themes or messages? I’m still experimenting because the mural scene in Goa is still very raw. Sometimes my work…
  • Liar Ben | Sugar Cane Lady

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

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

  • 2014 Charcoal Drawing Update

    Sergio Lopez
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Hey everyone! I am sad to say I've been quite remiss in my efforts to show my charcoal drawings. As the years go by my drawing updates become more and more rare. It's mainly because I'm so busy doing paintings for galleries and other events, and because that occupies so much of my time, my attendance in weekly figure drawing has been sporadic. Now that I'm in a bit of a slowdown as far as shows come, it's been possible to hit up sessions more consistently. Sometimes I've even been able to attend two sessions a week! Also, it does take a few hours to photograph the drawings, get them web-ready…
  • Expectations, Courage, Gratitude, Disappointment

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

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

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

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

  • Friday Favorite: Nina Kulick

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Nina Kulick of Gooseberry Press: an illustration and design studio based in San Francisco, California. I especially love her letterpress city maps! Nina writes:I am inspired by travel and adventure. I have been lucky to have started traveling at a very early age. From the time I was a baby my parents began taking me to visit my relatives in India and they chose a different city to explore on the way, on every trip. I've seen a lot and learned a lot through these trips and all of these experiences have transformed my worldview…
  • New Work Wednesday: Horizon

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    My new work this week is entitled Horizon. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Horizon, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers collage, vintage maps, graphite, acrylic paint, and map stencils I designed for StencilGirl on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas.Below is a detail of the work (where you see the word "HORIZON' that inspired the title for this painting): ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Horizon (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches Thanks so much for visiting my blog!Hope you're having a wonderful week!
  • Krylon Mystery Box!

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Recently, I was one of 50 winners chosen at random to receive a Krylon® Mystery Box in the mail!Whee! I received two cans of Krylon Short Cuts® Aerosol paint, wooden buttons, burlap ribbon, two white bandanas and a mini wooden crate provided by Walnut Hollow. I was delighted with the colors of Krylon Short Cuts® in my mystery box – the True Taupe reminded me of the unbleached titanium I so often include in my palette. And blue is one of my favorite colors, too. I knew right away that I wanted to make something for my art studio and cover it with Carolyn Dube’s…
  • Friday Favorite: Christopher Estes

    14 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl & Lesley Riley TAP Transfer Artist Paper Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! This Friday’s featured artist is Christopher Estes of MapHazardly! I love all three of his unique map art collections: City Blueprints, MAPellations, and UrbanScapes!In each series, Christopher wonderfully transforms complicated data into creative works of art, combining technical and aesthetic. First up are his City Blueprints!Inspired by the style of traditional blueprints, each map is created with accurate data and highlights each city’s street network,…
  • New Work Wednesday: Long Distances

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:36 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl & Lesley Riley TAP Transfer Artist Paper Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down!My new painting this week is entitled Long Distances. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Long Distances, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6 inches available at Serendipity Gallery This painting layers collage, vintage maps, graphite, acrylic paint, RubberMoon Travel Words rubber stamps, and map stencils I designed for StencilGirl on a 6" x 6" stretched canvas.Below is a detail of the work: ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Long Distances (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6…
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  • SOTW: AANTARTICAA ~ Dead Tree

    brianssnider
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I’m gearing up to publish my profile/interview (I haven’t decided what to call it yet) with Eleanor Murray which took place last March, and in getting ready to publish that I thought I’d highlight not only one of the best things that Eleanor has been a part of but also one of my favorite albums, maybe ever. I can firmly stand by the statement that Eleanor Murray’s music defies a traditional categorization under the term folk music. Randomly selecting any song from her catalog, you might pick out When A Heart Becomes a Heart, which was probably written by Joan Baez…
  • BLAMMO! SOTW: FATHER JOHN MISTY ~ BORED IN THE USA

    brianssnider
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Oh, what the hell. Have you heard, Father John Misty is now launching into a full on barrage of press for the February 10th release of his second album, I Love You, Honeybear. As hard as I have tried over the past two years, I just can’t let go of Misty’s first album, Fear Fun. So many times I’ve sat down to listen to another album, and happen to scroll past Fear Fun, and ten minutes later I’m knee deep in Misty’s desperation and bravado, and I have to force myself to move onto something else. That’s the mark of a truly historic album, the kind that…
  • REVIEW: KARL BLAU ~ MAHERICAN DREAM

    brianssnider
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Listening to a Karl Blau album for the first time is unlike listening to any other album for the first time. You can’t simply push play and look for the phatest beat, or the most killer guitar lick, or the obvious narcotic hook, Karl Blau doesn’t write music that rests on the surface, it cuts deep and asks you to go diving. This is not to say that I don’t think Karl Blau’s music is accessible, it absolutely is, Karl should be a household name to certain circles the same way that Mac DeMarco is. What I am saying is that Karl Blau is an honest to god musical genius, and…
  • TIMBRRR! 2015

    brianssnider
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    At times I feel like the Northwest is so overloaded with music festivals that it’s hard to keep track of them, just trying to stay on top of every festival that happens is practically a full time job, which is why so many of them fall through the cracks for me, who has that kind of time? But occasionally I’ll see a festival that looks so appealing that I not only make a personal note, but let you know about it as well. Timbrrr! is just that kind of festival. If you follow these sorts of things then you already know that the track record for the good people who put on Timber, s…
  • REVIEW: FOX AND THE LAW ~ STONED TO DEATH

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

  • Lovely table piece

    bollea
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Lovely table piece designed with Hawaii grown dahlias, roses, and peonies. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
  • Cascade bouquet

    bollea
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Cascade bouquet composed of hot lady roses, mokara, cattleya, dendrobiums and cymbidium orchids. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
  • Bridal bouquet

    bollea
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Bridal bouquet made with gorgeous Hawaii grown dahlias, roses, and peonies. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
  • Blush cafe au lait bridal bouquet

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

    bollea
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    This rustic yellow bouquet features yellow and ivory garden roses, mums, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, etc. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
 
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  • NewMediator 88: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I went to the @trentonprfm and bought two prints from @cernstart . It’s sill going on. A photo posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:55am PST (Click Here for Mp3) Today I went to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (http://trentonprfm.com/) for the first time and saw all kinds of vintage items and original artwork. I bumped into a bunch great artists including Chris Ernst (https://www.etsy.com/shop/cernstart#).
  • 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…
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  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    by Theresa HubbardMid 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 with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as exposure…
  • SpaceFinder expands to Massachusetts

    Lisa Niedermeyer
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    by Lisa Niedermeyer Tweet Fractured Atlas and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston are pleased to announce SpaceFinder, the free online service for artists to rent un-booked venue space, has expanded to Massachusetts with the launch of SpaceFinderMass.org. This is for the Indy theatre companies recently displaced by the forced closure of The Factory Theatre. This is for the producers of 98 different arts and cultural events that take place EVERY DAY in Greater Boston. This is for the newly appointed Chief of Arts and Culture,  Julie Burros, who will need data sources in order to…
  • Nominations Open for 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards

    Adam Huttler
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    by Adam Huttler Fractured Atlas empowers artists to be entrepreneurs by removing barriers to creative expression. We take this entrepreneurial spirit to heart, constantly searching for new solutions to age-old problems in the culture sector: We recently launched Artful.ly, a free web software platform that helps artists sell tickets, take donations, and track their fans; and helped more than 3,400 arts projects raise over $18 million in the past year through our fiscal sponsorship program. The arts and culture sector needs more great ideas. More importantly, we need entrepreneurs who can…
  • Project Roundup: Veterans Day

    Jason Tseng
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    by Jason TsengIn honor of Veterans Day and to all the people who have served in our armed services, we would like to raise up some of the projects created by and supporting Veterans in the arts. Coming Out in Camouflage Heliana Ramirez, LISW is film producer and director inspired by the power of documentaries created by traditionally marginalized populations. Ms. Ramirez’s work on film and digital storytelling involve teaching “video subjects” how to use video cameras and film editing software to create their own digital narratives. Ms. Ramirez’s previous film project…
  • Meet the Project: Consenses

    Malcolm Evans
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 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 Consenses. 1.What is Consenses? Consenses is most easily ​described as a game of artistic telephone. For the past 2 years I have engaged artists from around the world, ofevery medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another’s artwork in the vein of a game of “Telephone” and express it in their own medium. For example: a musician interprets a…
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  • Artist Bruce Gray Interview on the 90.7 KPFK - FM show Experience Talks

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray talks about his wide variety of work, and life as an artist for an interview on the KPFK- FM show "Experience Talks" hosted by Cynthia Friedlob, and airing Saturday the 29th at 8 am Pacific time.  Check out the promo at: KPFK-FM
  • Flame of Life Sculpture

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

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

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

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

    15 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Hello faithful readers!!!!I bet you are wondering where I have been, right???I have never missed a Wonderful Wednesday post, and NEVER missed WHOLE WEEK of posts before......Now.........it's not that I don't care for you......really....you are my favourite peeps!But here is the truth......sometimes in life....things kinda fall apart.I am not the kind to solicit pity and sympathy.........I like to consider this blog a place for humour and fun and not a place for sad stories.....so I will keep this short and sweet.The sh*t has hit the fan!!!!In a big way. I AM FINE......but my parents are quite…
  • WW190: BACON BRITTLE, ELLEN NOVEMBER, AND A GREMLIN SWEATER

    5 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!!Here are the top 5 things that I want you to LOVE this week…….1.) You know me….loyal readers….I am a fan of the Sweet+Salty….Admittedly….I started drooling at this…….It's Bourbon Bacon Brittle!!!!!OHMAHGAWD!Thanks to bakingthegoods.com for posting this recipe for brittle!!!!(for the full recipe check THIS link!!!!)YUMMMMMMMMMERS!2.) Some things are so UGLY that I cannot help but LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Like these sweaters from Mondo Tees:OH MAN I WANT THAT GREMLINS SWEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!So awful - and so fantastic!!!Go…
  • OTTAWA -- THE MEGA POST

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Good Morning! I am back and ready to dish.As you know - you loyal readers - I did my first out of town art 'trade show' - The Ottawa Art Expo.Let me share my trip with you through photos……it's a long one…so buckle up…..Leaving Toronto with a glint in my eye, a bow tie in my suitcase, all the hope in the world,a car stacked with art, and a pumpkin latte!Husband was my official photographer -- as it is difficult to drive, drink coffee, take photos and pray for good luck - all whilst driving!Driving along the 401 can make a person thirsty.Husband took MANY photos of the water…
  • HOLIDAY!

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Yes….today I am taking a little time away in Ottawa…You just wait…...when I get back, I will tell you all about my experience in the nation's capital!sadly, this means I won't have a Wonderful Wednesday post for you…...SORRRRRRRY!But to make that up to you….I want to show you these adorable little original paintings…..of course, they may already be sold……;-)"Beefcake", 8" x 6", Acrylic on BoardI love this idiom.I also love this cake imagery - I keep painting it….because it is wonderful!!!!!I added a little beefcake in the background on this one….YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!(This…
  • OTTAWA…..IS FOR THE BIRDS….

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

    ego
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 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 “Right now I like making ink drawings on adhered together sheets of vintage book paper, there is a fragility to these images that I find interesting (as if the wind may blow them away at any moment) and the hand drawn stark black lines against the intricate printed words of the book pages offer a strange fusion and depth that seems to give the images a kind of ‘meaning’ and back story, even though unconnected in a contrived way. I never pick the image for the pages or…
  • Super Flemish, incredible Superhero and Star Wars cosplay by Sacha Goldberger

    ego
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 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 Super Flemish What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? And what if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? Sacha’s discovery of these characters, which goes back to childhood, gave birth to a desire to re-appropriate them, to take them back to a time forming the cornerstone of modern western art. Sacha wants to confront these icons of American culture with contemporary painters of the Flemish school. The collection…
  • Mongolian folkloric costumes in paper craft by Asya Kozina

    ego
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Paper mongolian costumes The idea for this project came from my fascination by mongolian wedding costumes. They themselves are very extravagant and futuristic. I had create own version of these outfits exaggeration, and white paper emphasized their shape and cutting color and unnecessary details. paper artist: Asya Kozina photographer: Anastasia Andreeva makeup: Marina Sysolyatina model: Lily Abdurasulova, Olga Komarova, Pauline Krasavina Asya Kozina: website / behance Via: fubiz.net The post Mongolian folkloric…
  • Amazing photos of foxes in the Arctic Circle by Ivan Kislov

    ego
    18 Nov 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 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 Russia’s remote north-eastern Chukotka region is an inhospitable arctic tundra, but even in this brutal landscape, Russian photographer Ivan Kislov can find beautiful signs of life among the foxes that live and hunt here in the wild. He agreed to talk to Bored Panda and tell us more about his amazing photos. Kislov, who lives in the north-eastern port city of Magadan, works in Chukotka as a…
  • Emotive portraits, photography by Oleg Oprisco

    ego
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Oleg Oprisco: website / behance / deviantArt / flickr / facebook The post Emotive portraits, photography by Oleg Oprisco appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • Design the Pages of Books with a Print Design Career

    Jessica
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • Level Up with a Career as a Game Level Designer

    Jessica
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • 15 Notable Art Professors in Dallas – Fort Worth

    millionaire
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Dallas – Fort Worth is one of the largest metro areas in the country and as a result, it has an excellent blend of worthwhile higher education options as well as a vibrant and diverse art landscape. It is a great city for aspiring artists trying to find careers in art and a big reason for that is because the education institutions serve as feeders for the professional world. What Dallas and Fort Worth may lack in four-year colleges, it makes up for with a well-known and reputable set of community colleges that continue to be successful and popular at educating all students, not just…
  • Get Moving With a Motion Graphics Designer Career

    jonathankoenig
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in San Francisco

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

  • Win 3 Sci-Fi films courtesy of @StudioCanalUK

    Flaneur
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Thanks to Studio Canal we have a bundle of Sci-Fi films to give to one lucky winner. The films you could be watching are ‘Under the Skin’, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ and ‘Mood Indigo’ For a chance to win either: Follow @FlaneurZine on Twitter and tweet: RT and follow @flaneurzine for a chance to […]
  • Episode 1 of The London Critics – Germany at the British Museum and Macbeth

    Flaneur
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The London Critics stars Esmeralda and Charles. They visit art exhibitions, plays, films and other culture in London and report on what you should go and see. This episode sees the bickering colleagues discuss Germany: Memories of a Nation at the British Museum and a promenading version of Macbeth in Clapham.
  • Preview video: Gandini Jugglers and Nimrod Borenstein at @mimeLondon

    Flaneur
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Nimrod Borenstein has composed a piece for the Gandini Jugglers which will be premiered at the London International Mime Festival on 13th January 2015 with further performances on 14th and 15th January. The world premiere of Suspended op. 69 will be performed by up-and coming-string ensemble Camerata Alma Viva who regularly perform Nimrod’s works. The […]
  • The Hermes iPhone Tie Break app and their Spring–Summer 2015 accessories collection

    Flaneur
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    To celebrate the launch of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection Hermes have released a free Tie Break iPhone app. Available here, it includes a helpful How to Knot guide, explaining a few different ways to attach your tie to your neck. It also shows samples of the new season’s designs along with information on the making of […]
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the @NationalTheatre review

    Flaneur
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Indian novels are cacophonous: Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy is enormous, with almost as many characters as it has pages; Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is like a riotous street party; Allan Sealy’s The Trotter-Nama tells one family’s story, yet finds itself hopelessly tangled up in endless others. As Seth jokes: when is an Indian novel […]
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    Endevia.

  • PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER

    Endevia
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    PRADASPHERE is an exhibition organized by PRADA in Hong Kong. This event, featuring 60 looks which date back from 30 years ago till now, is expected to begin in november 2014 . .   PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER   PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER Venue: : On […] Cet article PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER est apparu en premier sur Endevia..
  • EXHIBITION CHIYOMI TANEIKE PARIS

    Endevia
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    CHIYOMI TANEIKE shows her creations in a french gallery on september 26 from 6pm. .   VERNISSAGE CHIYOMI TANEIKE LONGO – ART ACTUEL   EXHIBITION CHIYOMI TANEIKE PARIS Venue: : Art Actuel Address: 6 rue de Lisbonne – 75008 Paris Date: September 26, 2014 at 18h00 Cost: Free entrance (by invitation only, ask us) KABUKI – FASHION WEEK […] Cet article EXHIBITION CHIYOMI TANEIKE PARIS est apparu en premier sur Endevia..
  • 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 […] Cet article Wedding Showroom est apparu en premier sur Endevia..
  • 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, […] Cet article FASHION EXTREME PARIS 2014 est apparu en premier sur Endevia..
  • 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 […] Cet article 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER est apparu en premier sur Endevia..
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    Curbs and Stoops

  • Hello world!

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • Richard Goode Plays Beethoven’s Last Three Sonatas and Bagatelles, Op. 119 at Jordan Hall, Boston

    Charles Warren
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    This was a great recital—almost. Richard Goode played the last three Beethoven piano Sonatas and a set of late Bagatelles, and was quite convincing, even revelatory, with all the material except the final Sonata, the forbidding Opus 111. This last came off well, it felt meant—and all those difficult notes were well articulated—but the full emotional daring of the piece was not quite there. The post Richard Goode Plays Beethoven’s Last... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • The Bard Music Festival at 25: Franz Schubert and his World

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

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

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

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

  • The Mikhailovsky Ballet to visit New York—at the Koch Theater, November 11-23, 2014

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Get ready for a great dance experience via the Mikhailovsky Ballet, a company that combines classical tradition with a modern look, arriving at Lincoln Center's Koch theater for an all-too-short engagement beginning November 11, 2014 and ending November 16. The post The Mikhailovsky Ballet to visit New York—at the Koch Theater, November 11-23, 2014 appeared first on New York Arts.
  • A Reimagined Side Show Returns to Broadway

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The original Side Show was an anomaly on Broadway. Although it opened to rave reviews in 1997, it was a mega-flop. Hardly anyone wanted to see a show about “Siamese” twins, freaks, and it closed after only 122 performances and a $6.8 million loss. Now Side Show has been totally reimagined with a new director, a new choreographer, and several new songs. The show has evolved. And so has its audience. We’re a more diverse, open, and tolerant society with a much broader definition of “normal.” The headline of the original review in The New York Times said “Illuminating the Freak…
  • The Bark and the Tree, by and starring Vivian Nesbitt, the Glory of United Solo 2013 returns on November 22, 2014, at 4 pm

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Vivian Nesbitt, born in Ohio and currently active in Albuquerque New Mexico, where she is Director of the Sol Acting Academy, studied acting in New York, and has been working in theater for many years as an actor, writer and teacher. Her play, The Bark and the Tree, is substantially autobiographical, but it transcends her personal perspective and the specifics of her own life into potent themes, like what is passed down in families, ancestry, history and its deliberate remaking, one's debt to the past, art, creativity, and, ultimately, our spiritual lives, which form a continuum beyond life…
  • pianoSonoma, a Unique Music Festival in the Sonoma Wine Country

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    I have just recently learned about a different kind of music festival, pianoSonoma, which convenes annually in late July and early August at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, under the benevolent guidance of Co-Founders and Co-Directors Michael and Jessica Chow Shinn, both faculty members at the Juilliard School. People attend music festivals for different reasons, most of which are passive, unless they happen to be Tanglewood Music Center Fellows or "young professionals" at Marlboro. They go as members of the audience to hear star musicians they would not normally find in…
  • Michael Mazur: Stoneham Zoo (1976-1979) at the Ryan Lee Gallery, closing November 15, 2014

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    There are only two days left to view an important exhibition of oils and pastels by Michael Mazur (1935-2009) at the Ryan Lee Gallery. In 1976 Mazur, at a time when he was forty-one and his career was reaching a substantial level, found himself drawn to Stoneham Zoo, which was in a rather derelict state at the time, if I remember correctly, and decided to create a series of works in the monkey cages there. It reminded him of work he had done in mental hospitals as a student and teacher, both offering art therapy and drawing the patients, which he saw more as inmates, people in captivity. As…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Exhibitions: Labyrinth of Color; Reconstructing Reality

    Karin Maraney
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Winter is coming, but within Agora Gallery, you wouldn’t know it – the art in our upcoming exhibitions is so full of warmth, energy and passion that it will chase all thoughts of the cold away. These two collective exhibitions of contemporary fine art are perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of spice and spirit to their day. The exhibitions open on November 29 and run until December 19. The opening reception, for which entrance is free, will take place on the evening of Thursday December 4, between 6 and 8pm. Ines De Poligny, Templanza (Temple) Labyrinth of Color presents the work of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Art News From Around the World: Inside NYC’s underground art museum – in the subway. In Bogotá, street artists do not have to hide. And this core of women artists work hard to make an impact. Women are welcome in the art worlds of the Middle East and North Africa – because most men ignore its power. Harvard’s art museums unite, breaking down traditional divisions, like country, period & medium. Christie’s secret weapon – the woman who matches masterpieces to millionaires. Popular Stories From the Week: Are you finding yourself annoyed by abstract art?
  • ARTisSpectrum Volume 32

    Karin Maraney
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    It’s November, and while people everywhere are wrapping up warmly, at Agora Gallery we’re enjoying the inner glow we get from the publication of our contemporary fine art magazine, ARTisSpectrum, whose 32nd volume has just hit the shelves. You can get it at bookstores and other institutions around Manhattan, at Agora Gallery, or by mail – just subscribe. The latest edition is full of beautiful images, interesting artist profiles, and articles that will help you stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the art world. The cover article focuses on the art and inspirations of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Art News From Around the World: Fighting harassment with feminist street art. It might not seem like a natural pairing, but England’s stately homes are opening up to contemporary art. The Picasso ‘thefts’ trial begins – and the question is, did trusted employees of the Picasso family use their position to steal artwork? Have you been wondering about artist resale royalties? Here’s an illustrated guide. Project HOME helps homeless people to heal themselves, through art. Popular Stories From the Week: The controversial art of colorizing photographs. Picasso –…
  • Reception Review: November 6, 2014

    Justine McCullough
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Tamar Avni’s solo exhibition consists of striking portraits of women that explore issues including gender, politics, media and culture. The first week of November was an exciting time for Agora Gallery as we celebrated the opening of three solo exhibitions and two exquisite group shows: The Poetry of Color: Anna Rita Alatan, a Solo Exhibition; Tamar Avni: a Solo Exhibition, In a Corner of Paradise: Francine Gravel, Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, and The Kaleidoscope of the Mind. Comprising both floors of our gallery space on West 25th Street in Chelsea, the…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Artist Toni Ardizzone on her Work, E.A.S.T., and the Austin Art Scene

    Blanton Museum
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Now in its 13th year, the East Austin Studio Tour is a free, annual, self-guided art event where participants can discover new artistic talent, see working studios, and explore unique exhibition spaces and local businesses. Many of the Blanton’s employees … Continue reading →
  • An Interview with Marjorie Schwarzer

    Blanton Museum
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    On Thursday, November 13, the Blanton welcomes museum historian Marjorie Schwarzer to present her research on contemporary museum practices in the United Arab Emirates. In advance of her lecture, Adam Bennett, Manager of Public Programs, sat down with Schwarzer to discuss her … Continue reading →
  • Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America

    Blanton Museum
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    This Friday, internationally recognized sculptor and installation artist Doris Salcedo will present a public lecture at the Blanton on her work and its connection to political history. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Salcedo makes art using specific historical events—both from … Continue reading →
  • Haunted by History: The Context of Raimondi’s Witch

    Blanton Museum
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Around Halloween, thoughts turn to jack-o-lanterns, costumes, trick-or-treating, and lighthearted frights. Originally, the holiday marked crossings and connections. It was a transition between the autumnal harvest and the desolate winter months to come, and it marked a proximity to the supernatural. … Continue reading →
  • B scene: Exquisite Corpse

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

  • This is why book marketing packages don’t work

    Derek Murphy
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    I see a lot of small publishing companies and book publicity “experts” offering book marketing packages that look something like this:Standard Author websiteFan e-mail list for your websiteSocial media accounts with weekly updates (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+)Search engine optimizationBook listing on Goodreads, Shelfari, and other book listing sitesAmazon book promotion and managementNews release service – 1 blast100 business cards100 bookmarksWeekly reportsBut that’s not book marketing. That’s just a platform. Those are bare minimum things that yes,…
  • 6 things your author website needs to do that you’ve never even considered

    Derek Murphy
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hopefully you’ve figured out that you want your authors website to sell books.Maybe you also know you need to get people to sign up to your email list somehow.But here are 5 other important things you’ve probably never thought about.1. Get out of the wayYou’re a writer, not a photographer or a sculptor or an artist (if you are those too, that’s fine, but you probably need a website to focus on one thing at a time). It’s risky to build a big, pretty, graphically complex site that conveys the essence of your brand. It’s hard to pull off well and easy to miss…
  • 6 reasons why everyone is totally wrong about author websites (and it’s killing your book sales!)

    Derek Murphy
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    If you are publishing a book and thinking about getting an author website designed, you probably having something fancy in mind – something glossy and sleek and professional, fully customized to match your brand and genre and book. Something totally amazing. Because that’s what all the bestselling authors with big platforms have.And so author website making companies usually offer something similar.If that’s what you want, I’d check out AuthorBytes or OutboxOnline; they both have excellent samples.But first let me try and convince you that it’s absolutely not…
  • This My Little Pony episode perfectly defines the client-designer relationship

    Derek Murphy
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    My friend Amy (@ALSVossler) emailed recently to tell me about a My Little Pony episode she’d been watching. I’ll let her give you the details:“I found myself thinking, “Oh my goodness! This is Derek Murphy’s life in My Little Pony format!”“The premise is that a dress designer generously agrees to make fancy formal dresses for her five friends (for free).  After she makes them, and they turn out to be gorgeous, she shows her friends.  All of the friends say, “Hmm.  That’s not what we were expecting.”  One of the friends, who…
  • 99 WordPress themes for indie author websites that will actually sell books

    Derek Murphy
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I wrote recently about why you should use WordPress for your author website. Now allow me to recommend some themes that might work for you. But first, let me make sure you’re in the right place:#1. You are not a celebrityIf you are, then you can make a totally personalized expensive website with bells and whistles, because your website doesn’t need to do anything. It can just sit there and be pretty, because you have millions of eager fans typing in your name, hoping for the chance to find you and buy your books.#2. You don’t want a landing pageA landing page is a one-page…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Jane Strauss speaks to passing – denying one’s identity and the damage it does

    Debbie
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I often wonder how children brought up with the emphasis on fitting in even survive, why they are not crushed by the weight of living as another. I know that when I was finally given a diagnosis that fit and was able to embrace it, my previous anxiety and depression lifted. Passing – And Passing by Jane Strauss Intersectionality exists, though most have ignored its multiplicative effect until recently. I have lived in the junction of minority culture and disability for far longer than the junction has been recognized. Dehumanized as a Jew and again dehumanized as a disabled person, both…
  • Creative housing and good programming needed for a growing population

    Debbie
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    by Debra Muzikar Last May I moved to Fallbrook – a pristine community with rolling hills, horses, and community spirit in Northern San Diego County. I never visited this part of California before last year when I attended an autism function in Temecula fifteen miles away. Soon thereafter, a good friend moved to Fallbrook and I visited her often, taking the scenic and relaxing train ride from Carpinteria to Oceanside. Over time, not only did I come to appreciate the beauty of Fallbrook, I became excited about opportunities for people with special needs in this community. Jeremiah’s…
  • Autistic teens deserve respect, understanding – a high school student writes

    Debbie
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    “Students need to learn to appreciate the strengths of those on the autism spectrum and to search for common interests with their autistic peers, rather than simply tolerating differences.” by Oliver Piltch, age 17 Autistic teenagers deserve more than mere tolerance from their peers, but too often that’s the most they can hope for. Reducing the alienation teens on the autism spectrum feel in school requires a radical change in the way we teach students about autism. Students need to learn to appreciate the strengths of those on the autism spectrum and to search for common…
  • Using LEGOs to teach autistic students

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

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

  • The Ultimate Halloween Art Roundup

    Fred McCoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and not because it is a very good excuse to dress up as an adult, get drunk, and act like a blathering idiot. Halloween represents an interesting marker that helps the transition from Summer to Winter. That energy right between those two seasons is captured in the sheer creativity that surrounds Halloween.All around the world people carve pumpkins, create costumes from scratch, and use the holiday as an inspiration for their artwork. Below is a roundup of the very best from people who channeled the energy of Halloween into fun and creative ideas.
  • Art of Dress – Caspian Arts Foundtation Fashion Event

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

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

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

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

  • Syriously Surreal

    Leo Kroonen
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    ‘WHEN YOU LIMIT YOURSELF, YOU ARE ACTUALLY MORE FREE’ Samer Saem Eldahr HA!, the latest release by Syrian artist and musician Samer Saem Eldahr – a.k.a. Hello Psychaleppo! – is, as the musician’s pseudonym might suggest, a manic and eclectic set of layered tracks recorded live. Featuring a delicious array of electronic sounds and beats, as well as a cameo by Gaddafi and macabre, yet colourfully vibrant artwork for each and every track (produced by the artist himself), the album presents an interdisciplinary feast for the senses. To find out more about his new album,…
  • Sex, Drugs, and Gol-o-Bolbol

    Joobin Bekhrad
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    ‘IF IRAN EVER HAD A ROCK AND ROLL DYNASTY, IT BELONGED TO THE QAJARS’ A Qajar belle given the Warhol treatment by Hojat Amani It’s a stiflingly hot and humid morning in New York City. Though I probably shouldn’t, I pour myself another dose of crimson Persian chai in a kamar-barik teacup amidst a din of blaring sirens, whiny horns, scratchy radios, and Manhattan chatter steaming forth from the dirty boulevard below. I’ve got fuzzed-out riffs bouncing about in my head, and am picturing myself sauntering down St. Mark’s Place later in the afternoon before ambling into…
  • Oud Dude

    Joobin Bekhrad
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    IRAQI-BRITISH MUSICIAN KHYAM ALLAMI ON THE OUD, ROCK AND ROLL, AND HIS NEW RECORD LABEL Born in Damascus, Khyam-Allami is an Iraqi multi-instrumentalist based in London. Despite his initial gravitations towards Western rock and punk music in his early years, Allami later developed a profound interest in the music and culture of not only his native Iraq, but also that of what he calls the ‘wider Middle East’. Since taking up the oud in 2004, he has gone to teach at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), perform with renowned musicians around the world, record a…
  • Island Fervour

    Joobin Bekhrad
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    ABU DHABI ART – BLENDING TRADITION WITH MODERNITY IN THE HEART OF THE UAE Abu Dhabi Art 2013 VIP Opening Reception (Courtesy The Cool Box and Abu Dhabi Art) Since its launch in 2009, Abu Dhabi Art has further helped transform the UAE into not only a hub for contemporary Middle Eastern art, but for international art as well in the MENA region. With an ever-expanding list of programmes, events, activities, and participating galleries to be showcased on the idyllic Saadiyat Island, as well as throughout the emirate, the fair seems ever-committed to firmly rooting itself within the…
  • Whirl’d Music

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

  • AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It?

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Yesterday I got to experience something new today in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014). An error 16 configuration error. Sounds redundant? It might be. But it kept me from opening my copy of Illustrator on my iMac. The Roots of the Problem Personally, this started out with an article I read on MacWorld.com on how a white-hat hacker […] The post AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It? appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Are You A Victim?

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This was originally going to be a “spur-of-the-moment” thing, but I should had know better than to assume such things. Work decided to pick up these past few weeks, and I place making money as a greater priority. But I still took the time to write this because I believe this is in some measure […] The post Are You A Victim? appeared first on 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.
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • To be seen, to be heard

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I wrote this poem below a while back. For me it is symbolic of so many aspects of my life and the greater reflection of the world events today. It relates to my work where I try to put voice to real people’s stories to make better products for the world, to my personal life where I try to be an active participant in the lives of my friends and family, and to the recent loss of my grandfather. It is the thread of human existence, to be seen and heard, despite the inherent pain that comes with every hero’s journey. To be heard It is hard to process pain. I do not need to end all…
  • Fourteen

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

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

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

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

  • “Manage Your Life Counselling” NEW WEBSITE

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Manage Your Life Counselling Manage Your Life Counselling is the name for my client, Lisa Attwood’s counselling practice. Lisa wanted a website which was clean and modern, and which was easily accessible & responsive. I utilised some lage, full screen images (free from http://unsplash.com) to make the index page’s sections fit into clearly defined areas. I used full page image / full page scrolling text approach to layout the index page and a nice responsive navigation script to look after the mobile & tablet options The site was built using the Foundation…
  • From Psychologists to ODDA Magazine

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

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

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

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

  • Architectural landmarks illustrated with tyre tread marks

    Creative Visual Artist
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Artist Thomas Yang used prints from bicycle tyre treads to create a poster of the Empire State Building at 100copies. Yang has since focused his attention to three further landmarks around the world using his bicycle tyre tread method. These landmarks are; the Eiffel Tower, the Tower Bridge and China’s Forbidden City. Individual prints are sold out but there is availability for full sets. via Arch Atlas
  • John Bisbee’s Nail Sculptures

    Creative Visual Artist
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    30 years ago sculptor John Bisbee was reclaiming objects for art in an abandoned house when he accidentally kicked over a bucket filled with rusty, old nails. To his surpris, the nails that fell out as one lump of metal. Ever since the Maine-based artist has used nails as his sole medium to create a stunning array of large-scale sculptures and installations, keeping true to his motto of “Only nails, always different.” His works of art range from solid, geometric structures to dense entanglements of twisted wires to delicate, floral arrangements that flow across walls. “A…
  • Amusing Images of Historical Paintings Taking Selfies

    Creative Visual Artist
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Selfies have become a photographic phenomena that has permeated our culture, especially amongst the young generations. It might surprise you then to see  previous generations keeping up with the times and taking part in the selfie culture.  Denmark-based art director, Olivia Muus has introduced 17th and 18th century paintings to the snapping culture long before cameras were even invented in her own photo series titled #museumofselfie. In each image, Muus positions a real hand holding an iPhone in front of a painting at a museum. She’s cleverly placed it so that the scale matches the…
  • Clever Street Art by Oak Oak in his new book

    Creative Visual Artist
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    French street artist Oak Oak has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his creative and clever works. The book opens with: “Oak Oak is a young man from Saint-Etienne (France) who loves to take a walk in the city. But unlike any ordinary tourist looking for historical building and the most daring architectures, Oak Oak seeks insignificant details. A small crack on a wall? That is precisely what he will be drawn to! Instead of seeing a defect in construction, he would rather see a web spun by Spider-Man. A post has been knocked over? Instead of blaming whoever failed…
  • Famous Novels Turned into Detailed Book Art

    Creative Visual Artist
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns intangible literature masterpieces into works of visual art in her series (monogatari no danpen, trans. “story fragments”). With an eye for detail, Takeda cuts and carves away at the pages of books to form intricate, layered, sculptural objects. Each piece’s design is related to the contents of the story itself. Natsume Sōseki’s I Am a Cat, for example, is illustrated with a scalloped cover and a pop-up kitten, while Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon was carved into layers depicting a delicate blossom. In…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 11/23/14

    noelevz
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #6 ” from DC comics Alex Ross (cover) “ Avengers #38 ” from Marvel Comics Simone Bianchi (cover) “ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: New Rules #1 ” from Dark Horse Comics Steve Morris (cover) “ Vampirella: Feary Tales #2…
  • The Art of AJ Frena

    noelevz
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    AJ Frena is an illustrator from Texas, USA who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Here are some selected works: The Art of AJ Frena You can find more works here: AJ Frena’s site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Cool Finds: Awesome Jean Grey Artwork from Peter Nguyen

    noelevz
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Here is one of the latest updates on Peter Nguyen’s Tumblr: an awesome Jean Grey pic. Cool Finds: Awesome Jean Grey Artwork from Peter Nguyen via: Peter Nguyen’s Tumblr Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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  • The Ponchos Are Here

    Emily Magone
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Just launched! I've been dreaming about making hand-painted ponchos for some time, and finally, here they are!These ponchos are deliciously soft and drape beautifully. They can be worn off either shoulder, or turned to the front and wrapped as a scarf as well! They look beautiful worn as a casual layer, or as a dressy wrap over evening wear and dresses. They make a lovely swim coverup as well!Material: 100% Light RayonWeight: Light to MediumSize: 35" wide x 20" length, neck opening is 17" wideHem: Machine SewnHere are a few of my favorite shots.  Photography by Amanda Webb of Footsteps…
  • Holiday Ordering Deadline

    Emily Magone
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Greetings lovelies! As holiday shopping picks up, please note that the US ordering deadline is DECEMBER 1ST in order to ensure Christmas Eve delivery! Express Shipping will be available through December 10th as well. Please message me if you have any questions! XO, Emily
  • Week 8 of Screaming Ass Deals!

    Emily Magone
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 8 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!Due to the love and popularity of the Little Paintings, I decided to withhold last week and do TWO Little Paintings this week! The first Little Painting is:"Eagle Nebula"12"x12"Acrylic and Mixed Media on .75" thick stretched canvasThis piece is very textured, with many layers of color and iridescence!The second Little Painting is:"Mushroom Mist"12"x12"Acrylic and Mixed Media on .75" thick stretched canvasThis piece is textured, with a top layer of misted iridescence.Click on each one to go straight to the…
  • Mushroom Hunting!

    Emily Magone
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    So we went mushroom hunting in Brandon Forest Park and it was EPIC.  The sun was shining, the leaves were crisp, there was moss EVERYWHERE, and every mushroom we came across was different than the last.  After filling our cameras, we headed back to the farm and proceeded to get day drunk on vodka salads, i.e. bloody marys, and play a few raucous games of Mille Bornes and Trivial Pursuit.Here are my favorite captures of the day ;)Many paintings to come!!
  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 7!

    Emily Magone
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Don't worry, I have not forgotten about today's Screaming Ass Deal!Due to the love and popularity of the Little Paintings, I have decided to withhold this week do TWO Little Paintings next week!Hint: at least one of them is a mushroom ;)
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  • loafer love

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    i have been loving loafers lately. well, actually, i've wanted a pair for years but i've never been able to find just the right pair for me. a lot of them tend to be quite slim fit and my feet are a bit on the wider side. i decided to make myself a little wishlist and looking at the ones i've chosen i would definitely wear them all!i found some fantastic silver and gold ones, but i feel they'd not get much wear year round (which makes me think ..although i'm keen on loafers these boots would probably be better this time of year! i currently have two pairs of socks on, eep). so i've stuck…
  • snapshots of my week - 21st november

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    you know those weeks where you get so. much. done. but you don't have much in physical terms to show for it? well it's definitely been one of those weeks. my long to-do list is almost vanquished! it feels goo-ood. mind you, there's always more to be thinking about and planning. i'm never normally this productive in the autumn/winter, so that feels kind of nice in and of itself.one of the things i've been up to is finishing my printable calendar, which will be on the blog next week! i have absolutely no idea what people are going to think of it, or even if they'll like it. ahh!what have you…
  • comfort, at last!

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    since i was young i've had problems with my hips and back. (well, all my joints and apparently anywhere there's bones which is a vast majority of the body obviously!) as well as it being incredibly tiring at times, it's really painful, especially in the winter. two things that really help are staying warm and good back support. i'm sure that wasn't the intention of these cushions*, but they seem to do something magical to my back that stops it from hurting quite so much.i love the large size - they're 45 x 45cm - and they seem to mould well to whatever position you're sitting in. i love the…
  • wreath making with laura ashley

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    as you will have seen from my most recent snapshots of my week, last wednesday i went to a wreath making workshop in bristol with some blogger friends. it was a really nice way to spend a couple hours, and i finally got to meet these lovely ladies!the wreaths were kindly provided by laura ashley, and was hosted in the mockingbird cafe in clifton. i really enjoyed it in there, and will definitely go in again next time i'm in that area of bristol ..if only for the granola. it was so good.the lovely lori of wild and grizzly put this together, so thanks again lori! and thank you to laura of side…
  • colourful, creative people to follow on instagram (part 2)

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A photo posted by Beci Orpin (@beciorpin) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:47pm PDTfollowing up on my list of colourful, creative people to follow on instagram last week, here's a second instalment of creative and colourful people to follow on instagram. hope you have a colourful week and enjoy these fantastic people as much as i do!A photo posted by Caitlin Shearer (@caitlincupid) on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:36pm PDTA photo posted by @5ftinf on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:32am PDTA photo posted by Amber Byrne Mahoney (@amberbmahoney) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:40am PDTA photo posted by Ayang Cempaka (@ayangcempaka)…
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    Meditative Art School

  • River of Creativity

    medita11
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
      That which is called creativity is far beyond the scope of ideas, materials, shapes, colors and sounds. It is an ever flowing river that flows from the very source. When connected to that source, our creativity remains fresh, unique and harmonious.    Each and Every Petal While many feel that they need to be [...]
  • The Artist

    medita11
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The idea of ‘the artist’ being extravagant, egoistic, overly emotional and moody is a modern vision. Nowadays, we simply can’t think of an “artist” as someone well-connected and integrated, as a symbol of self control and with a clear and noble intention; for everywhere we look, art has been drowned with excessive expression of negative [...]
  • Inspiration & the Creative Desire

    medita11
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    What is that which we call inspiration? What could be the reason we feel drawn to do, to create, to play, with love and interest? What could possess us and fill us with passion, stimulation and motivation to try, express and experiment? The very source of inspiration is the natural healthy human desire to be a [...]
  • Passionate Pottery

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

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

  • Park West Foundation receives Child Advocate Organization of the Year Award

    parkwestgal
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    On November 13, Park West Foundation was honored to receive the Child Advocate Organization of the Year Award at the Child’s Hope annual meeting held at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.  Presentations highlighted Child’s Hope events, programs and achievements during the past year and featured the presentation of Child Advocate of the Year Award to Lacea Zavala and Child Advocate Organization of the Year to Park West Foundation. Park West Foundation awarded Child Advocate of the Year Award Accepting the award on behalf of Park West Foundation was director Saba Gebrai as well as…
  • Autumn de Forest interviewed by The Daily Beast

    parkwestgal
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Daily Beast interviewed Park West artist Autumn de Forest for an article featured on the popular website.   “Dubbed “an artistic genius” by the Discovery Channel at eight years old, Autumn de Forest is the type of girl who was bred to do great things. The daughter of musician and composer Douglas de Forest and actress/model Katherine, her lineage posits her as a descendant of art world royalty—Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932), George de Forest Brush (1855-1941), and Roy de Forest (1930-2007) were all established artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. She’s even a…
  • Local Girl Scout troop earns Art Merit Badge at Park West Gallery

    parkwestgal
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Clawson, Michigan Girl Scout Troop 75191 toured Park West Gallery on Wednesday to earn their Art Merit Badge. The troop of 10-11 year old girls spent 2 hours strolling through Park West’s 23 galleries, learning about each artist and the varying artistic styles and mediums exhibited throughout the galleries. Girl Scouts learn about palette knife technique by studying a painting by Slava Ilyayev The troop members were an enthusiastic audience throughout the tour; spending extra time enjoying and discussing Autumn de Forest’s works. Autumn, who is just a little older than the girl scouts…
  • Help Park West Foundation provide winter clothing for local foster care youth

    parkwestgal
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
      Blue Avenue Winter Fash-Bash supported by Park West Foundation Park West Foundation is currently accepting donations of new or gently used winter clothing—boots, coats, sweaters, scarfs, gloves, and hats—to help foster youth prepare for the winter season. Donations will go to the Blue Avenue Winter Fash Bash Swap party held at Roberts RiverWalk Hotel on Wednesday, November 19th. This event allows local foster care youth to “shop” for the clothing they will need throughout the winter. Donations can be dropped off at Park West Gallery now through November 18th. Gallery…
  • Dominic Pangborn video on Detroit Performs

    kristine
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    If you missed the segment about Park West Gallery artist Dominic Pangborn on Tuesday’s Detroit Performs program, enjoy watching it on the show’s website. The post Dominic Pangborn video on Detroit Performs appeared first on Park West Gallery.
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  • Mass I love that about

    metahcottman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Mass I love that about this one me so much just a few more for you guys and dental team are such as on a meeting he say so there’s that palace at fifty nine dollars I got that and I think that was all to get that one okay but this away when the other ones is by making keeping hit it is the Vegas flights palette me show you this here this one is going for thirty eight dollars and has 64 same shadows now I will say this I’m not any bias towards my own brand if you’re looking for something for this great value this isn’t going to be the power for you because as…
  • Get perfect Skin And Look Beautifull

    crys123
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Fingerprints on the front and I do feel like for that price I’m compared to some these other possible and in shape it is a little bit high but do still think it’s incredibly worth it because the quality the shadows is amazing you get 19 is it nine 369 12 I’m sorry twelve shadows in there so not bad at all for that case I guess you could say but that you got at 24 at you get I got but that a rape or alter the next one is the Urban Decay ice 3 palette now this one is sixty dollars and it comes with 20 eye shadows a little bit bigger now we’ll see this and I don’t want…
  • Chiffon mother of the bride dress can match with a pearl necklace

    crys123
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    In wedding day, the happiest and most busy people is the bride’s mother, who raised her daughter put up with hardships, some brides choose to give his mother a most beautiful chiffon mother of the bride dress, the mother has become glamorous in the wedding. First, in addition to appropriate dress, plus with beautiful accessories, nake the bride’s mother more younger, more status, pearl necklace is very suitable for the age of the mother, pearl necklace is very bright, very textured, conspicuous than the average necklace, to appear some noble, mother of the bride can make more…
  • Perfect Allure Bridals Online Shop

    amjocelyn2014
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    From America’s top brand wedding dress–Allure Bridals,inspired by minimalism, corset embellished with crystal beading at the simple background sacred ethereal, white flower lace flowers and sparkling crystal jewelry, so bring a little 1920s-style dresses, intricate bead wire out old Hollywood glamor. Allure Bridals Wedding Dress,the details reading, floral appliques, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine. Beaded lace, English net and rich satin compose gowns that are nothing but glamorous. Brides deserve to be at…
  • Flower Girl Dress 2014 Wonderful Dress Online Sale

    amjocelyn2014
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Cute little flower girl can not only add to the spectacle of the wedding, but also to highlight the theme of the wedding flower girl dresses by choice. What are the latest Designer Flower Girl Dresses? 1、Lovable pink Pure and lovely flower girl dress,wearing a pink dress, like a delicate little bride. Pink dress and innocent expression, feeling the angels descend to earth. 2、Blue Ocean Princess Blue is often described as calm, quiet and refreshing, reminiscent of waves, white sails and beautiful mermaid. Ice blue tone, like the rhythm of the sea, or a blue dream. Organza Bubble Dress…
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • A Look Back at 6 NHL Statues of Hockey Legends from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s hockey season, and there’s nothing we love more that watching out favorite NHL teams hit the ice.  Over the years, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has been honored to create several permanent bronze monuments commemorating NHL legends from teams across the United States.  With the 2014 hockey season upon us, we are taking a look back at the commissions our artists have done to honor the sport and some of its most famous players. How many of these sculptures have you seen in person? Two of the more well-known NHL players to be memorialized in bronze by…
  • Popcorn Brand Icon Honored at Valparaiso Festival

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

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

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

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

  • From Nefertiti to Klytemnestra: The Ethyl Eichelberger Video Lounge

    Emily Colucci
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger in a Fashion Pose, 1981 (Courtesy Peter Hujar Archive) Hello there, dear readers! You thought I forgot about this little nightlife series of ours, didn’t you? Well, don’t doubt me, Mary. I didn’t! Come on in, though not too close. I’ve been sniffling my way through Kleenex box after Kleenex box for days. It’s fine though I’ve been drinking my miracle cures–hot toddys. Don’t tell me they aren’t medicinal, queens, I’m a doctor of journalism! Sorry this cold medicine is making me a little woozy with a…
  • Role Models: Kathy Acker

    Emily Colucci
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Kathy Acker “Literature is that which denounces and slashes apart the repressing machine at the level of the signified.”–Kathy Acker, Empire of the Senseless As you may have noticed, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, it’s been awhile since we’ve obsessively gushed over our many filth elders in our ongoing Role Models series. In order to make up for these months of role model-lessness, we’re going to celebrate one of our favorite Filthy Dreams heros: the ultimate “plagiarist, liar and criminal” herself, Kathy Acker. Excuse me, ever patient Filthy…
  • Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’: Weaving Queer Desire in Josh Faught’s ‘Christmas Creep’

    Emily Colucci
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Josh Faught, Movies (Craig, Mike, Michael, Paul, Matt, Ben, Andy)2014, Hand woven gold lame and hemp (hand dyed in fashionable shades of blue-black), sequin letters, laminated personal ads from ‘The Hobby Directory,’ glittered clothespins, Witness (VHS), onion rings (rubber), and Jacquard woven movie calendar from a residential hotel in San Francisco on Cedar support (all images courtesy of the artist and Lisa Cooley, New York) It’s that time again–the Christmas creep. As Halloween ends and Thanksgiving looms, the Christmas ornaments, candy canes, blow-up Santa lawn ornaments…
  • 5 Films/Videos To Spook Your Trick Or Treaters This Halloween

    Emily Colucci
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Frankies know how to do the Transylvania Twist! AAH! Why hello there! What a scary costume you have on! What? You aren’t wearing one? Well, don’t blame me, Mary, for assuming since it is Halloween! Come on in and try some of our World Famous Bourbon Pumpkin Punch! We’ve changed the recipe around a little and yet, we promise it still gets better the more you drink. Here at Filthy Dreams, Halloween is one of our most sacred holidays–a day where camp and kitsch is not only accepted but celebrated. We wait all year salivating over Spirit Halloween’s animatronic…
  • No Family Is Safe When I Sashay: Sexuality In Robert Gober’s ‘The Heart Is Not A Metaphor’

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

  • Naomi Nutcracker: Design by Take2 Designagentur

    Jason Jose
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Naomi Nutcracker: Design by Take2 Designagentur+A simple and effective nutcracker using coil springs containing a firmly fixed pin. Simply place the nut in the steel bowl provided and place the spring above it. Pull the ball at the end of the spring upwards and release. The pin slams down and cracks the nut while the conical springs prevent the shell fragments from flying around.
  • Unnatural Histoires: Illustrations by Daniel K. Sparkes

    Jason Jose
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Unnatural Histoires: Illustrations by Daniel K. SparkesUnusual and surreal illustrations of animals dissected in half with some sort of landscape inside them. He usually starts with a photo, crops them then paints or draws over the images. Sparkes, along with a group of his peers, has been part of a Comic Abstraction movement—a bunch of young artists who reference a bygone era of comic animation, but with their own motives.I like to see how much I can horrify myself. I dissect things in my work to try and surpass comic abstraction at its “Pop art” level by evoking a gallows humor…
  • Photo Opportunities: Photos by Corinne Vionnet

    Jason Jose
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Photo Opportunities: Photos by Corinne VionnetLayered images of tourist landmarks which looks impressionistic and ethereal. Each image consists of around a hundred appropriated photographs culled from photo sharing websites. Beginning in 2005, Swiss/French artist Corinne Vionnet carried out online keyword searches of images of tourist landmarks from around the world after observing that most snapshots were either conscious or unconscious renderings of existing imagery of that location. This led her
 to examine how we select the optimum spot from which to photograph a landmark and how we…
  • Paintings by Bill Braun

    Jason Jose
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Paintings by Bill BraunFrom a distance, the artworks look like paper collages made by a child but upon closer inspection, you realize that they are actually acrylic paintings on canvas. The hyperrealistic works are brilliantly executed using Trompe l’oeil (French for “to deceive the eye”), a type of painting by which various techniques persuade the viewer that he or she is looking at three-dimensional objects, rather than objects or scenes that are actually painted on a two-dimensional plane.
  • Walnut Still Lifes: Sculptures by David Furman

    Jason Jose
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Walnut Still Lifes: Sculptures by David FurmanHyperrealistic ceramic sculptures of walnuts on a plate the look real enough to eat. Furman's pieces are meant to trick you and he loves nothing more than when someone tries to grab the artwork off the plate.
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  • JOHN BALDESSARI MOVIE SCRIPTS/ART AT MARIAN GOODMAN NYC.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    John Baldessari: Movie Scripts / Art, 2014October 22 - November 22, 2014Opening reception: Wednesday, October 22nd, 6-8 pmMaria Goodman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by John Baldessari, Movie Scripts / Art, 2014 which will open to the public on Wednesday, October 22nd, and rub through November 22nd.Baldessari's relationship to words and pictures, his pairing of photography and language, was first brought into the realm of art in the Text paintings and Photo-text paintings of the 1960s. Later, his characteristic pairing of image and text, selecting and contrasting…
  • ANOTHER VERSION OF VENUS IN FURS FILM NOW PLAYING.

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

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

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

  • Dancers in the Dark by Erica Simone

    sunscreen
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    Erica Simone has French and American origins and currently uses her time to work in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Her work have been featured in... The post Dancers in the Dark by Erica Simone appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Paintings by Aaron Nagel

    sunscreen
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Aaron Nagel was born in San Francisco and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a figurative painter and the main technique he uses is oil. Nagel... The post Paintings by Aaron Nagel appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Wild Animal Photography by Alex Stephen Teuscher

    sunscreen
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Alex Stephen Teuscher is a Swiss/American photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland. Although he is a photographer he has not focused in any discipline so he has the... The post Wild Animal Photography by Alex Stephen Teuscher appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Pop-art Paintings by Rosalyn Drexler

    sunscreen
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Rosalyn Drexler, apart from being a pop-artist, has an Obie Award for a playwright and an Emmy Award for a screenplay, to name the most important.... The post Pop-art Paintings by Rosalyn Drexler appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Beach Above by Kate Ballis

    sunscreen
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:51 am
    Kate Ballis is an Australian photographer situated in Melbourne. She was a lawyer up to a point when she met her boyfriend, Tom Blachford, and fell in... The post Beach Above by Kate Ballis appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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  • Security Alert on the PayPal Europe module: Action required by December 3, 2014

    Quentin Audrain
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Hello PrestaShop Community, An industry-wide security issue with SSL V3 has impacted PayPal. As a reminder, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communication security over the internet. This specific SSL V3 issue is known in the industry as POODLE. As a result, the PayPal Europe module for PrestaShop will need to be updated before December 3, 2014. We believe this update will only take you a few minutes and we encourage you to make the update as soon as possible. If you have not edited your module files Go to the modules section of the back office of…
  • 10 Essential eCommerce Metrics for Google Analytics

    Kunle Campbell
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    To begin with, let’s assume that you have been running your eCommerce site for a while and have the most basic eCommerce metrics tracking set up in your Google Analytics account like: Transactions Transaction Revenue Transaction Shipping Transaction Tax Item Quantity Unique Purchases Item Revenue This post aims to cover 10 complementary but essential metrics that should be tracked in Google Analytics for deeper insight into performance and users’ flow through the conversion funnel to enable you view your online retail business from a different angle. They are: Buy-to-Detail Rate Internal…
  • 7 Free Ways to Learn How to Code Like an Ecommerce Developer

    Natalie Beigel
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Now more than ever, understanding computer programming is opening doors for endless opportunities – especially in the ecommerce space. Although you may not need to know how to code to bring an online store to life, it certainly helps to achieve the results you really want. Instead of outsourcing simple programming tasks to an expensive developer, you can learn how to do it yourself, for free! We’ve gathered 7 online resources that will teach you how to code from the luxury of your home. 1. Codecademy Over 24 million learners are using Codecadamy to learn how to code a website, an…
  • 10 New Ecommerce Themes for PrestaShop

    Natalie Beigel
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    As soon as a customer visits your online store, your website design is the first thing that impacts your sales. From usability to colors, your ecommerce site must look and feel professional as soon as you launch. Not a designer? Make a lasting impression with one of these 10 new ecommerce themes for PrestaShop stores. Each template is fully responsive, customizable, translatable, and compatible with version 1.6. Gadget Shop Gadget Shop offers a sleek design for enhanced usability. The theme includes advanced modules: stylish, customizable category images, a slider on the homepage, hover…
  • 3 Simple Growth Hacks for Ecommerce Customer Acquisition

    Natalie Beigel
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    So you have an online store with great products, now what? The success of your business depends on bringing in customers. But how can you attract those customers without cash flow and brand recognition? Growth hacking. Simply put, growth hacking tactics are an inexpensive and innovative alternative to traditional marketing. And it’s how you can build awareness and reduce your customer acquisition costs to nearly $0. Introduction Growth hacking has undoubtedly been the driving force behind some of the most successful startups. Companies such as Air B&B, YouTube, Dropbox and Groupon are…
 
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  • Portrait of Henry James by Annie Swynnerton

    Pranab Sarkar
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Swynnerton’s righteousness in fighting for freedom of speech and expression never gets better than it does in the painting of a quietly confident Henry James. He lived during her times, but he was also an elderly person for her times. He died in 1915, when Swynnerton had already gained recognition as a British political activist, painter and intellectual. Until then, James had left a legacy that was unparalleled by any contemporary visionary, thinker or philosopher. Henry James was one of the most forward-thinking visionaries of the 19th Century. His fight for independent expression…
  • Princess Victoria, Aged Nine, In A Landscape by Stephen Catterson Smith

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

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

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

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

  • My Photographic Travels Through… New York

    ameliacarruthers
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
        ‘My coming to New York had been a mistake…. I found only a sense of horror and oppression which threatened to master, paralyse, and annihilate me.’ … Success and happiness were not to be. Garish daylight shewed only squalor and alienage and the noxious elephantiasis of climbing, spreading stone… and the throngs of people that seethed through the flume-like streets were squat, swarthy strangers with hardened faces and narrow eyes, shrewd strangers without dreams and without kinship to the scenes about them. … Instead of the poems I had hoped…
  • Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

    ameliacarruthers
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:49 am
    This was the title Count Christian Dürckheim, who donated almost all the works on display, would have preferred for the British Museum’s showcase of 90 examples of German, modernist art.  Eventually titled Germany Divided – A Search For Identity, the exhibition is more than a mere exploration into ‘modernism.’  Germany Divided represents a very particular moment in the 1960s and 1970s when German art, culture and self-identity were being reconstructed.  The Berlin Wall went up in 1961, and didn’t come down until 1990.  The six artists represented in this show were all from…
  • The Great War in Portraits

    ameliacarruthers
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:57 am
    Imagination, n.:  A warehouse of facts, with a poet and a liar in joint ownership. Ambrose Bierce  Who should win?  The Poet or the Liar? Does it even matter, and are they always destined to be co-owners? This exhibition revolves around contrasts and difficult questions.  It is an incredibly fitting portrayal of a war which 100 years on still causes controversy.  Its meanings are as of yet unfixed, and this collection of art, rather than help fuel unanalysed myths, presents the viewer with a set of contradictions; irreconcilable ideas to be explored.  It’s the contrasts themselves…
  • Art, Antlers and Exploration

    ameliacarruthers
    19 May 2014 | 2:58 am
    O, what a world of profit and delight, Of power, of honour, of omnipotence, Is promis’d to the studious artisan! Doctor Faustus.  Faustus, the protagonist of Christopher Marlowe’s play; the ever aspiring scientist who sought mastery over nature through intellectual means, would probably have enjoyed Antler’s latest exhibition!  Its starting point is ‘human technology and its encroachment on the environment.’  Held at Purifier House, just off from Bristol’s harbourside, three artists, Jemma Appleby, Karin Krommes and Geoff Diego Litherland contrast traditional, ‘romantic…
  • Andy Holden at Spike Island (Bristol Arts Weekend!)

    ameliacarruthers
    9 May 2014 | 5:47 am
    Last weekend saw individual artists, galleries and all manner of creative endeavours open their doors to the public.  It was a weekend designed to encourage public participation and dialogue between the cities artists and galleries – a lot of fun to be a part of! For me, it started with the Andy Holden Opening at Spike Island, a fascinating evening not just for the main exhibition, but because all the studio holders put on their own shows (pictures to follow soon!).  It was a rare chance to get a glimpse of a massive array of artist’s working practices, providing a…
 
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    Creative Artist Management New York - Traffic NYC

  • Top Tips to Find a Creative Artists Agency NY

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Branding must have soul to relate with the audience. If it is cold and ordinary, people just overlook! The difference is always in the approach. Companies must find an excellent creative artists agency to undertake their branding requirements. Make sure you are looking beyond cold professionalism. You need warm participation from professionals. The search simplifies when you get in touch with the right advertising agency New York. Read more at - http://traffic-artist-nyc.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-tips-to-find-creative-artists.html
  • Environmental Artists Set Ambiences You Can Enter

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Environmental artists are ambient professionals, so to say! They create the backgrounds up close or far distant with equal brilliance. Artworks include the blurry watercolor skyline of a busy city or the serene countryside of flowery gardens. Up close, the environmental artist sets the detail of the interiors where a character may be placed. In fact, people are often absent in many artworks of this niche. The environment is the priority here. Read more at - http://bestartistillustration.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-artists-set-ambiences-you.html
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    4 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Izak Zenou Typography Text, View More Collection at http://www.traffic-nyc.com/typography
  • Portrait illustration Artists Portfolio

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Portrait illustration Art More PowerPoint presentations from Traffic Artist Here you can find Traffic Creative Management Portrait Illustration Artists Portfolio with some best collection of art work, you can see here different world most famous artists Portrait Art and if you want to buy this Portrait than you must visit our website at http://www.traffic-nyc.com/
  • Rebecca Moses Illustrates for Thomas Mason

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Latest Collection of Rebecca Moses Illustrates for Thomas Mason For buying Rebecca Moses Illustrates, you can visit our website at http://www.traffic-nyc.com/
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    Jung Katz

  • Artist Interview: Mike Ryczek – Oil Painter

    Jung Katz
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m Mike Ryczek and I grew up in Wallingford, CT. I studied at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA and graduated in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration. I primarily use oils to create slightly abstracted realist paintings that often […]
  • Artist Interview: Jeremy Mitchell Pelt – Painter

    Jung Katz
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Jeremy Mitchell Pelt. I’m not Jeremy Pelt the famous trumpet player. That’s another guy and I’m sure he is lovely. Where I’m from is hard to nail down – born in Oklahoma and grew up near […]
  • Artist Interview: Hannalie Taute – Embroidery Artist

    Jung Katz
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Hannalie Taute, I’m called by name. I suppose Hannalie is Afrikaans for Hannah, which means ‘graceful’ according to some sources….. still working on that. I’m a born South African, but have been told that I’m from another planet.  I […]
  • Grand Opening Giveaway: Win Some Jung Katz Merch From Our Shop!

    Jung Katz
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    To show our appreciation to our beloved readers, we thought a giveaway was in order to celebrate the grand opening of the Jung Katz shop of which has the above screen printed patches for sale! There will be 5 winners selected, each of whom will receive all three patches- that’s a total of 15 patches we’re giving […]
  • Artist Interview: Kate Klingbeil – Painter & Printmaker

    Jung Katz
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? “Hey, I’m Kate. I’m a 24 year old renaissance woman. Sorry, I’ve always wanted to say that. I’m a painter, printmaker, and animator. I grew up outside of Milwaukee, WI, but I currently reside in Oakland, CA, where I […]
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Top 5 Thomas Kinkade Parody Spoofs Paintings

    Shawn McNulty
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Halloween is a good time to revisit artists taking some much deserved liberties with the work of Thomas Kinkade. Let’s transform the painter of light into the painter of fright, even though most artists find the work scary enough as it is.   Stormtroopers Found Some Rebels (Jeff Bennett)   Attack of the Octopus Monster The Grudge   Apocalypse Horsemen   Fargo  
  • 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.
 
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    bohaglass.co.uk

  • Glass Architecture

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
    They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Well, the only thing people who live in these fine houses will be throwing are endless parties. The houses below, aside from being a window cleaner’s wet dream, are real architectural marvels from across the globe. The Glass House The Glass House by architect Philip Johnson is one of the oldest glass houses, with building work commencing in 1949. It wasn’t officially finished until 1995. Johnson, who died in 2005, referred to the site of the Glass House as his ‘fifty-year diary’. The 49 acre site is now looked…
  • La Belle Époque – The Beautiful Era

    Barnaby Kirsen
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    La Belle Époque, French for ‘Beautiful Era’ began in 1871 – in line with the Third French Republic the year before – and came to an end at the beginning of World War I. After the bitterness of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War came a time of peace and prosperity, and also of great optimism as new inventions and scientific discoveries were being made at a rate of knots. The cinématographe was used by the Lumière brothers to hold the World’s first film screening in 1895; the same year that the inventor of the pasteurisation process, Louis Pasteur died. He was…
  • The Intimate History of Miniature Perfume Bottles

    Barnaby Kirsen
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    We humans love surprises, secrets, the mystique of hidden treasure and sudden delights to the senses; it is little wonder, then, that the miniature and wearable perfume bottles of old hold such thrill and fascination for their collectors. While many of those heavily invested in collecting antique perfume bottles focus on the large (and obviously splendid) pieces of great names like Lalique, there is a small faction of the hobby that is devoted to the quirky minutiae—those tiny, hard-to-find trinkets whose makers often remain entirely unknown. History of Miniature Perfume Bottles While…
  • Why Designer Perfume Bottles Make The Ultimate Gift

    Barnaby Kirsen
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    When searching for the ultimate gift for the special lady in your life, you need to think like she does and choose what she would choose. Chocolates, flowers, and clothes are out of the question; chocolates may make her pile in the pounds, flowers will fade away, and clothes may not fit her or she may think they make her look fat. What you need is a gift that will last for ever and one that she can use each and every day; designer perfume bottles fit the bill perfectly. The perfect gift for the special woman in your life is one that exudes elegance and one that is hand picked and unique. You…
  • 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…
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    Natalia Rex Foto

  • Volcano

    Natalia
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
  • Coconut Love

    Natalia
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    You can find love in the most interesting places.
  • Video – Upstream, Trailer

    Natalia
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
     
  • Tree of Knowledge

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

    Natalia
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Photos Without Photoshop, November 2014

    Nazar
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    20 most luckiest photographs of November, 2014. Only the right moment differs the photo from millions of other photographs. This may be a second of a lightning strike or ideally dropped shadow. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. This may be a second of a lightning strike or…
  • Grand Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Nazar
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    November 9, 1989 in connection with mass pressure collapsed symbol of the Cold War — the Berlin Wall. As a result — long-awaited reunion of the inhabitants of East and West Germany. 155-kilometer-long concrete barrier that separated the German people, was almost completely demolished during the following year. Yesterday the whole Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of an important event for the whole country. On the eve of celebration, along the former border between East and West Berlin were installed 8 thousand illuminated rubber balloons on supports. The installation is called…
  • I Want to Visit Romania

    Nazar
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Romania — one of the most mysterious and beautiful countries in Europe. Everything is permeated with the spirit of the Middle Ages: from the ancient cobbled streets to the mysterious forests. This country affects the silent beauty of the proud Carpathians, beautiful frescoes of ancient Orthodox monasteries and splendor of medieval castles, in one of which, according to legend, lived Count Dracula himself. Read also which countries we want to visit. How about Australia? If you want to make a trip into the past, Artnaz.com strongly recommends that you visit this picturesque country, every…
  • Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2014

    Nazar
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Make dizzying picture is very simple: we must go where extreme junkies love to relax. The journey promises a lot of adventures and dangers, even if the photographer is not trying to walk a tightrope over the abyss. But the footage – only be ready to click. Read also: Tough Russian Photographer and Nobody Ever Did Such Beautiful Portraits of Dogs and 20 Photos of Unbelievable Nature Beauty Artnaz.com chose 20 most impressive photos from the exhibition “The Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2014.” Lovers of winter cold from Anchorage, Alaska, USA. © Nathaniel Wilder (20…
  • Feeling of Love

    Nazar
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    1944. US Marines watching mass suicide. Japanese soldiers who defended island of Saipan and civilians jump off a cliff after the capture of the island. According to the order, and thus showing a sense of love and devotion to the Emperor of Japan.
 
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    savvypainter.com

  • David Shevlino, Part 2

    Antrese Wood
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Part 2 of a conversation with figurative painter David Shevlino. David and Antrese talk about his diver series and how he chooses his subjects, plus a cautionary tale about maintaining your integrity as an artist even after your work starts to sell and galleries start to pay attention. Show Highlights: Why David reserves the right to move back and forth between styles Having different approaches from highly designed to textural Why David looks for opportunities to present subjects in a less conventional way Finding ways to take a mundane subject and make it interesting Looking for the…
  • David Shevlino, Part 1

    Antrese Wood
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    David Shevlino, ‘Self Portrait” Show Highlights: Key impact of David’s own exploration of art at an early age What David learned as a teenager about standing up for his principles How David found his tribe at a portfolio review The growth of ateliers & art academies & the return of solid grounding in drawing & painting How David transformed his career during an economic crisis The challenges of painting demos, showing how to paint vs. how David paints in studio Hear how more tools in your toolbox allows for exploration How taking risks and getting out of your…
  • What do Collectors Look For? An Interview With Jean Stern

    Antrese Wood
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum.  Listen to the insights of Jean Stern as he wears the many hats of Art Historian, Museum Director, Author, Teacher & Lecturer. Jean and Antrese discuss the world of contemporary art, his take on living artists and why artists need gallery representation and art dealers.  Quotes: “Don’t be afraid to love a representational painting” “Believe in quality, beauty, craftsmanship & passion” Show Highlights: How Jean’s family business shaped his career Why quality always matters Where Jean discovered…
  • Landscape Painter Jill Carver

    Antrese Wood
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Jill Carver is a landscape oil painter and signature member of Plein Air Painters of America. Jill shares what it was like as a British expat in the U.S., plus her transition from academic research at the National Portrait Gallery to full time professional artist. After finding her voice and settling into a new life, Jill merged her love of outdoors with her art. In this episode of the Savvy Painter podcast, Jill shares how she keeps the freshness of plein air studies in her large scale studio work.   Show Highlights: Jill talks to her students about thinking of themselves as…
  • Getting Your Exhibition Funded with Mitchel Coffman

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

  • Obtain Success through Goal Setting & Vision Boards

    Justine
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
        If you have ever said, “I wish I could do/be… fill in the blank… like it was an impossible mission, the pro’s says (with in reality to your abilities/talents) you really can. There are so many examples of people who start with literally nothing, even less then nothing and become what ever they dream of becoming. (See example here) I know that it seems like so many things are impossible; I fight with it everyday. Today even was one of those days, I literally crawled in bed and cried today getting down on myself for not being able to see my potential. Keep in mind that I…
  • INFINITY SCARVES!!!!

    Justine
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Sam and I were trying to come up with a project that would be fun and something that I would be good at reproducing as much as need be with out it taken a week per project and one day I was working on knitting a scarf and he asked me to try to use fabric and a sewing machine to make some, and tada! I fell in love with the process and the final projects.  I have made more then shown in my shop but I love them so much that sometimes I have to just keep some for me <3 The music scarf shown below is a fleece fabric and one of my favorites to work with. Not only is it beautiful, but warm and…
  • Color: Happy

    Justine
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
      I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. Martha Washington   Welcome to Color Us Happy, thank you for stopping by ! This section of the website is called Color: Happy (I hope someday to be a movement/book/speech)  I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, and my mission. My name is Justine but you may see it as J. Marie on some of my art products. I am a very ambitious/determined Woman who has…
  • Gratitude Journal

    Justine
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
        One thing I have noticed in my life over a lot of years is that I am never satisfied. If I want something and I do not get it, I am not happy. If I want something and I do get it, I am happy for like 10 minutes then I move on to wanting something else and am unhappy again. Sound familiar? I believe that many people pursue happiness threw materialistic things. I will list something’s to give a clear example: some people want a candy bar, some would like new shoes, some people want a fancy house, or a new car, or their spouse to be different, or that fancy dress they seen in a…
  • What is Paleo?

    Justine
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    I believe that there are a few definitions of what the Paleo diet really is, but one thing that it is not is a “diet”, it is a life style that was around long before cheetos and chocolate cupcakes. It is called the caveman diet because it is more about eating what was provided to humans before farms and factories. Things like legume (alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, peanuts, tamarind, and the woody climbing vine wisteria according to wikipedia), grains, dairy, and anyyy processed foods are not included in the list of things to eat. It seems…
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    Netloid

  • 10 Dance Moves From Beyoncé’s New “7/11″ Video

    Joseph Sheldon
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    “7/11″ Beyonces Platinum is meant for your next party. Beyonce raps as she describes a pretty great night: “Sweatin’ on my blow out,” she sings before ending it with something we all know: “I’m fresher than you.” Not only is the video loaded with sweet raps, hidden in the video is a whole collection of dance moves you should definitely try. Here are 10 of them 1. Clap It Out. 2. Snake. 3. Side Kick. 4. Stomp Around 5. The Baby Twerk 5. The MoonWalk 6. The Slap Clap 7. The Stretch 8. The Booty Slap 8. The Air Twerk 9. The Creeping 10. Body Roll…
  • Beyonce’s “7/11″ Lyrics and Sing Along – Video And Lyrics

    Joseph Sheldon
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Shoulders sideways, smack it, smack it in the air Legs movin’ side to side, smack it in the air Legs movin’ side to side, smack you in the air Shoulders sideways, smack it, smack it in the air Smack it, smack it in the air Legs movin’ side to side, smack it, smack it in the air Smack it, smack it in the air Wave your hands side to side, put it in the air Wave your hands side to side, put it in the air Clap, clap, clap like you don’t care Smack that, clap, clap, clap like you don’t care (I know you care) Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap it Foot up, my foot up Hold up…
  • [Just Dropped] – You Are Going To Love Beyonce After Watching Her ’7/11′ Video. You Cant Stop Watching It.

    Joseph Sheldon
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:10 pm
    There are an infinite amount of reasons to watch a Beyonce video. Check the video below, The Platinum Edition hits stores November 24th. Click here to preorder on iTunes now. The post [Just Dropped] – You Are Going To Love Beyonce After Watching Her ’7/11′ Video. You Cant Stop Watching It. appeared first on Netloid.
  • Iggy Azalea Fires Back At Eminem For Suggesting He Wants to Rape In His Latest Track Vegas

    Joseph Sheldon
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Eminem was yesterday facing a backlash from fans after lyrics suggesting he wants to rape Aussie star Iggy Azalea were included in his latest track. The 42-year-old rants about ordering women to perform a sex act on him while he is on the toilet. His new album is due for release on Nov. 24. The multiple Grammy winner also appears to namecheck another of his young female rap rivals, Nicki Minaj. He talks about dragging his victims beside a moving car, saying: ‘If I let you run alongside the Humvee. Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let’s ski. So what’s it gon’ be? Put that s*** away Iggy.
  • Colombia Based Illustrator Pedro Covo Paints The Nude Swimmer

    Adam Otiz
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    When the ocean looks as green as it does in the paintings of Pedro Covo, the urge to go swimming in the sea really grasps you in a powerful way. The surface is so clear and crisp, it’s hard not to envy the woman who gets to dive in and splash about to her heart’s content. Covo’s brushstrokes are simple and effective, favouring minimalist compositions instead of flooding his canvas with unnecessary detail. The post Colombia Based Illustrator Pedro Covo Paints The Nude Swimmer appeared first on Netloid.
 
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Holiday Jewelry

    Tenae Stewart
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Today I’m continuing the series of posts on my great-grandma’s beautiful vintage jewelry! She’s here to help us ring in the beginning of the holiday season; after all, Thanksgiving is just one short week away. These are a few festive Christmas pieces I inherited from her and I can’t wait to wear them all season long. Photo circa 1947 – That’s my grandpa there with the little grumpy face!Filed under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
  • Orange Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Tenae Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    This time of year, I’m an utter nerd about baking, to the point that I have a favorite spice: cardamom. I always think it sounds so pretentious of me, albeit unintentionally. Not there’s anything wrong with cinnamon, nutmeg or even allspice. But given the chance, I almost always replace with cardamom. It’s such a wonderfully layered spice, so rich and full-bodied with that citrus bite. So when I decided to make chocolate chip cookies the other day, I figured, why not dress them up a bit? Don’t just make chocolate chip cookies; make orange cardamom chocolate chip…
  • Friday Faves: The Creative Place Etsy Shop

    Tenae Stewart
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    The Creative Place is an Etsy shop for Etsians, in a way. At least, for people who love to craft and spend the day up to their elbows in paper scraps and photo corners. The North Carolina shop stocks packs of paper, notions and die cuts for the scrapbooker who needs that perfect, vintage detail, whether it’s maps, old dictionary pages or ‘found scraps.’ I love the variety available at The Creative Place – it’s like an Etsy version of Michael’s! A craft store that’s all about vintage, recycling and supporting small business? Count me in. Filed under:…
  • Drinks with Women of Worth: Georgia O’Keeffe

    Tenae Stewart
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Who Was She? Georgia O’Keeffe was born November 15, 1887 and lived to be almost 99 years old. Her large-scale floral paintings were a sensation in New York in the late teens and the 1920s and they continue to be much beloved. Her first solo show at the 291 gallery in New York City, owned by her future husband Alfred Stieglitz, was in April 1917 and for the next seven decades of her life, she was one of the most loved female artists, (nay, one of the most loved artists), of the 20th century. Though best known for her magnified flower paintings, Georgia also created intriguing New York…
  • Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Tenae Stewart
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Abraham Lincoln is certainly best known for his Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States. But he also issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, a document which forever set aside the final Thursday in November as American Thanksgiving (later changed to the fourth Thursday of the month.) The proclamation is a beautifully crafted document which begins with “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies” and ends with a prayer to preserve and restore the nation from the Civil War,…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • The Best Modern Paintings of the Last 100 Years

    Ellison
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    In this edition of AIA’s favorite series, we look at the best modern paintings of the last hundred years The term, “modern paintings” usually refers to paintings produced between the late 1880′ s up to the 1970’s. Typically, these painters rejected previous tradition and favored experimental  forms of painting . They used different materials and techniques and developed new ideas about how paintings should reflect our perception of the world. Styles associated with modern paintings include Cubism, Pop Art, Impressionism and  Surrealism, among others.
  • Figurative Paintings by Deborah Scott

    Ellison
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Deborah Scott mixes contemporary iconography and traditional paintings centering around figurative archetypes. Deborah is a graduate of the Gage Academy of Art. pics via escapeintolife.com, artsy.net The post Figurative Paintings by Deborah Scott appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Ink Drawings by Israa Azzam

    Ellison
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    These ink drawings were done by Egyptian graphic designer, Israa Azzam. She refers to them as “doodling”     The post Ink Drawings by Israa Azzam appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Mark Powell’s Ink Drawings

    Ellison
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Mark Powell does his drawings with a Bic Biro pen. He blends the stories of the subject and the medium by doing the drawings on old envelopes, maps, stamps, and newspapers – some dating back all the way to seventeenth century. The post Mark Powell’s Ink Drawings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Andy Calabozo’s Surreal Illustrations

    Ellison
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Artist, Andy Calabozo is from Venezuela and currently based in Portugal. His fascination with the strange and bizarre has given us these wonderfully surreal illustrations. The post Andy Calabozo’s Surreal Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • New York City Council, Participatory Budgeting

    Maren Maier
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    New York City Council Members ask their constituents to collaborate in the design of district budget prioritiesWalking into the Park Slope Armory during a New York City Participatory Budgeting meeting looks like a middle school science far. Folded plyboard and hand-colored signs might seem out of place, but the room was energized with creativity. In a revolutionary act of civics, constituents in New York City Council Districts were recently given control over a slice of their council members’ discretionary budgets - $1 million per district – and were choosing which of their proposals…
  • Mel Chin, Operation Paydirt (Fundred)

    Maren Maier
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Operation Paydirt (Fundred) uses art to build new frameworks for action on lead poisoning across the US In 2010, a specially retrofitted armored truck began an 18,000-mile national tour to collect “Fundred” dollar bills across the U.S. Its most recent sighting was at Artprize in September, where hundreds of Michigan residents donated to the collection. Artist Mel Chin began “Operation Paydirt/Fundred”  after learning 30 percent of New Orlean’s inner city population – roughly 86,000 residential properties – live on top of lead-contaminated soil.  Lead poisoning,…
  • Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses

    Maren Maier
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Project Rowe Houses inspires with an arts-driven approach to urban revitalization in Houston's Third WardIf you walk through Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood, you will notice blocks are filled to the brim with art. In 1993, a group of artists acquired 22 derelict houses in Houston’s oldest black neighborhoods with a mission to transform it into a vibrant ‘social sculpture’ for the city. The turn around story of this long-neglected neighborhood has been the work of many people, but at the helm is artist Rick Lowe who was recently awarded the 2014 MacArthur Foundation…
  • Pia Mancini, DemocracyOS

    Maren Maier
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Pia Mancini of DemocracyOS on why we must upgrade democracy for the digital ageThe internet has changed our lives on every level, from the way we consume to how we share culture and communicate with others. But according to Pia Mancini and her colleagues, the internet has failed to transform one key area of our lives: the political process. Their new open-source mobile platform, DemocracyOS hopes to bring ordinary citizens inside the legislative process and back candidates that will listen to them in the hopes of upgrading democracy for the digital age.  In this TED Talk, Pia…
  • Kate Watts, Huge

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

  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
  • Clean Cut: A Profile of Barbers in India

    Navz Sangwan
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    In India, as tradition dictates, the barbering profession is inherited and passed down from generation to generation. Historically, and in addition to cutting hair, barbers have played other important social roles. For example, some of the earliest surgeons were barbers because of their expertise with handling razors. In ancient India, barbers were traditionally used as messengers, mediators and confidants, concerning themselves with the resolution of social matters. Even today, when arranging a marriage, barbers are the preferred mediators. The barber’s influence on Indian culture is…
  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • Calling a Cambulance: the Desert’s Answer to Emergency Services

    Alex Durham
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In developed countries, an ambulance can reach the scene of a medical emergency in a matter of minutes, with first world innovations and infrastructure saving millions of lives. But what about the isolated regions of the third world, particularly vast, arid deserts? With churning sandstorms, the defiance of seasonal drought, no road access and abject poverty, ploughing a large van armed with life support equipment to someone in need is rarely an option; medical care often cannot be delivered on time, and many people die as a result. Some of the world’s deficiently developed nations…
  • An Interview with Happa

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

  • The Heart of Darkness: Explicit Erotic Illustrations

    Christopher Smail
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. The illustrations of German artist Kaethe Butcher are fearless in their depiction of sexuality and womanhood. They possess a wicked sense of humour and excellent line work. The level of contrast she achieves between light and dark, both in terms of subject matter and...
  • 10 Outstanding Photographers to Follow on Instagram

    Christopher Smail
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    There is certainly no shortage of photographers to follow on Instagram. The trick is finding the right ones, having to slog through the avalanche of selfies and food porn to get to them. But they are out there. From fashion photographers to those that capture stunning landscapes on their iPhone and famous names to less well-known ones,...
  • Art + Science: Berlin Artist Produces Hypnotic Videos

    Adriana de Barros
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Susi Sie states that she is on a “mission to explore the physical and mathematical nature of unusual forms, substances and materials 
to show the hidden beauty and magic of our natural world that constantly surrounds us.” [1] Her videos are indeed magical in the way powder particles form shapes and move in rhythmic manner...
  • Timeless Black-and-Grey Tattoos by David Allen

    Adriana de Barros
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Chicago-based tattooer David Allen worked as a graphic designer, including three or four years as art director for heavy metal music magazine, HM. His passion for drawing led him to moving on from that career to becoming a tattooer; starting an apprenticeship at Bluebird Tattoo in Indiana. Fast forward to today, he is tattooing at...
  • Think Pink by Prue Stent

    Christopher Smail
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Australian photographer Prue Stent clearly has a favourite colour based on her fascinating photo series. The images from her “Pink” project are whimsical delights, which utilise the power of her colour to engage with themes of femininity and fashion. Photos © Prue Stent Via Juxtapoz
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    Amarpujo 2014

  • Jagadhatri Pujo

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Devi who helds the World…Jagadhatri a form of Durga…puja starts on Kartick Shukla Navami, i.e. the ninth day of the month of Kartick. Jagadhatri puja was initiated by Sarada ma, wife of Sri Ramakrishna. The puja was propagated as ‘Shakti Puja’, to overcome evils in our minds, and devils who exist in the society. The history of the puja is well linked in Bengal around two destinations, viz. Krishna Nagar and Chandannagar. This puja started with by one Indranarayan Choudhury, the then Zamindar (landlord) of Chandannagar,from 1713. Similarly, Raja Krishnachandra started this puja…
  • Barowari Durga Pujo

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

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    4 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
  • Hathibagan Nabin Pally 2014

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
  • Suruchi Sangha 2014

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
 
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • The Calm Before the Spell

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    “The Calm Before the Spell” prints available here!
  • Rhino in Armor

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    “Rhino in Armor” prints available here!
  • Coracinus

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Illustration I did for Black Cloud, “Coracinus” mixed media, 2014.
  • Zombie Lisa

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

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

  • 2014 WHITNEY GALA + STUDIO PARTY – NYC – FINAL EVENT AT BREUER BUILDING

    Admin9
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Whitney Museum of American Art Breuer Building: 945 Madison Avenue Novemeber 19th, 2014 9:30pm – 1:00am Last night, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated its annual Gala & Studio Party — the museum’s final event in the historic Breuer Building — presented by Louis Vuitton, and raised more than $4.3 million. Gala guests were treated to a surprise performance by Elvis Costello and a DJ set by Zen Freeman at the Studio Party on the top floor of the building. The evening also featured a special project by artist Will Pappenheimer titled, Proxy, 5-WM2A…
  • TOVE LO TALKS LOVE, SEX, DRUGS & DOUBLE STANDARDS – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    Admin3
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tove Lo – Photography by Indira Cesarine for The Untitled Magazine “For me, it’s kind of the pattern of my relationships. Initially how it starts is very passionate… When something that’s been very passionate and very intense ends, I don’t think there’s any way to end that on good terms.” Swedish pop singer-songwriter Tove Nilsson, better known as Tove Lo, is candid when it comes to talking about her debut album Queen of the Clouds, which was released in the U.S. on September 30th, 2014. An autobiographical album that traces the singer’s past and…
  • TOVE LO x HABITS (STAY HIGH) – BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO BY INDIRA CESARINE

    Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
      Behind the scenes with songstress Tove Lo, while she shoots with Indira Cesarine for The Untitled Magazine‘s exclusive feature on her career and inspirations. Tove Lo treats the magazine’s team to a candid rendition of her song Habits (Stay High). Don’t miss our exclusive interview and photo shoot with Tove Lo! Click HERE for more! Photography and Video Direction by Indira Cesarine Fashion Editor: Indira Cesarine Hair & Makeup: Bruce Dean Video Capture: Maximiliano Longo Video Edit: Patricia Gloum and Maximiliano Longo Music: Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo Shot…
  • DILLON FRANCIS ON EDM, HIS NEW ALBUM, AND TATTOOS – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    Admin3
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Dillon Francis – Photography by Indira Cesarine for The Untitled Magazine   “My old manager sent one of my songs to Diplo, and I just hit him up on Twitter,” says Dillon Francis about his start as a professional DJ. At only 27, Dillon Francis is touted as the pioneer of moombathon music (a cross between slowed down house music and reggaeton). A native Angeleno, Francis lived in L.A. his whole life except for the two months he spent interning for Dallas Austin in Atlanta, which marked the start of his musical pursuits. After the internship, he made an ultimatum with…
  • TO MOSH OR NOT: THE SAFETY OF STAGEDIVING, SLAM DANCING AND LIVE SHOWS

    Zoe Marquedant
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Moshing is an integral part of the live music scene. Formed in clubs and concert halls in the early 1980s, whether it began on the west coast or the east coat is something of a matter of contention. Slam dancing, as it was called in its earlier stages, quickly became a popular response to several genres of music despite the fact that the practice arose from post-hardcore and punk shows. Moshing itself can be defined as the act of knocking, shoving, smashing, bumping into fellow concert-goers while running in a circle. It usually occurs during a particularly hyped part of a live show. The…
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    From comics to games!

  • Artist’s Block and How to Get RID of It

    Denisha Rosa
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recently, I’ve dealt with drawer’s block, and boy was it not fun. Nothing can beat looking at a blank piece of paper for hours on end, just waiting for inspiration to pour into your brain, … Check out the rest →
  • Free Logo Designs

    Denisha Rosa
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    For a limited time (until December 31st), we are doing logo designs for free! This is to build up our portfolio and increase experience in graphic design, so we can teach others more efficiently. Would … Check out the rest →
  • Chibi Comic #1 – Happy Halloween!

    Denisha Rosa
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
       
  • Learning to draw, and self-encouragment

    Jaimie Walker
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. ~ Denis Waitley Stepping out … Check out the rest →
  • Choosing a game engine

    Jaimie Walker
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Choosing a game engine can be very difficult if you aren't sure what you are looking for. Hopefully this can give you insight on what is best for you. Check out the rest →
 
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    Made Mistakes

  • Hooded Girl that Hides

    Michael Rose
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Danya W. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Lately I’ve been drawn to images of figures partially obscured by shadow. I find it easier to work them into a composition that covers the entirety of Paper’s digital canvas. The original illustration is available on Mix if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. Hooded Girl that Hides was originally published by Michael Rose at Made Mistakes on November 11, 2014.
  • You Need a Mouth to Mumble

    Michael Rose
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Abby B. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. It’s been a while since I last drew a faceless portrait, so I decided to go back to my roots with this one. The original drawing is available on Mix if you want a closer look or to riff off of. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree You Need a Mouth to Mumble was originally published by Michael Rose at Made Mistakes on November 07, 2014.
  • Let's Get Spooky

    Michael Rose
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Renate W. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Played with Surface Pressure and the recently updated Sketch tool in Paper tonight to create this Halloween inspired portrait. By working in reverse and applying white on black (instead of the other around) I was able to achieve a macabre feel to the piece. The original drawing is available on Mix if you want a closer look or to riff off of. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Let's Get Spooky was originally published by Michael Rose at Made Mistakes on October 30, 2014.
  • Winter Ready

    Michael Rose
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait commission of Nick B. Drawing is available on on Mix if you want a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen capture Made with Paper. Winter Ready was originally published by Michael Rose at Made Mistakes on October 27, 2014.
  • Mastering Paper by 53: Erasing and How to Undo

    Michael Rose
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of those tools that is easily forgotten about is the eraser — the utensils used to make marks tend to get more attention than those that undo them. At first blush, erasing in an app like Paper by 53 may appear limiting and simplistic. Paired with FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus and a little creativity do the possibilities really begin to fly. Eraser Tool 101 Edge Characteristics of Paper’s Eraser Erasing Techniques Additional Resources How Do You Use the Eraser Tool? Eraser Tool 101 Opening Paper’s tool tray you will find that the eraser is the first tool on the left. The eraser tool…
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    Inspiration Wings

  • 20+ 3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion ! Tattoo Artists Indeed Crazy

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Today we came with +20 Optical Illusion Pictures form all over the world tattoo Artists, making amazing 3D tattoo designs and for more inspiration they added some optical illusions but in some way you will find it crazy and beautiful 3d tattoos too. if you like any 3d tattoo , an optical illusion or eye tricks  just share it with your fiends. 3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in…
  • Low Poly Cubism Art illustration by Boris Draschoff

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Cubism is the 20-century next art style movement, Boris's Cubism Art creates the abstract style of the artworks - painting portraits - in low poly -polygon- design. Boris Draschoff, German artist create a graphic design illustration portraits and framed it in Abstract form. all his artworks are framed in elegant black wood. Know more About Boris Draschoff and his work on  Website " Kubistika " , also on " Facebook "DANDYPHOBIAONANIE AN EINEM WARMEN NACHMITTAGNo titleBLAUE RAKETEI`M TELLING YOU: THERE IS NOBODY ELSE!THE DAY THE SKY ATE MY EYECANDYMANIATATTOO TORSOBLACK PANTHER…
  • Amazing Street Art of Graffiti Style Mural Painting by Matt

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Many of Matt W.Moore’s most memorable projects have been at the intersection of art and design, and always with accompanying outdoor murals and street paintings. Now You'll see Matt's latest mural project that he decorated with large wall painting in Graffiti Style and mural painting to create as a result amazing street art in a new level. also you'll see some of matt's Indoor & outdoor mural wall art indeed creative.Be a fan of Matt W.Moore's Art on Website | Blog | Behance | Facebook | Twitter Images © Matt W. Moore
  • Digital Graphic Art turned into Creative Tattoo Designs by Klaim

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Klaim young French tattoo artist & designer, The way he able to make a creative tattoo designs is that his knowledge of Drawing and Painting techniques also Graffiti and Digital Graphic Art Design, his work based on mix them all in one Creative design and he call it Street Tattoo. Creating graphic design and digital art elements in Illustration & can even turn a painting into a tattoo ideas. Follow him on Facebook for more inspiring tattoo ideas.Creative portrait tattoo design, graphic basedSkull tattoo design, graphic basedCreative portrait tattoo design, graphic…
  • Amazing Fashion Photography Portrait by Svetlana Belyaeva

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Russian Digital Photographer "Svetlana Belyaeva"  totally inspired us with her Fine Art of Fashion Photography Portfolio that full of beautiful female portraits. Svetlana's work based in Moscow, Russia and works on Fashion, Wedding, Portrait and Art-Nude Photography. find more about Svetlana Belyaeva and her Creative Portraits photography inspiration on #Website #Facebook #500px #vk . Images © Svetlana Belyaeva
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