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  • the AIDS activist project Kickstarter needs you

    jameswagner.com
    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…
  • Fantasy Art: Goddess of the Sacred Forest

    Coolvibe - Daily Digital Art Inspiration
    allan
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Fantasy Art by Wojtek Fus, Poland. Tools: Photoshop
  • Five Ways to Boost Your Art Career

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    Barney Davey
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Discover Practical Advice to Boost Your Art Career. I launched this blog in 2005. Since then I have published nearly 600 art marketing and art business articles. Here are select posts from five broad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt self-portrait at the age of 53

    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts
    Charley Parker
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered form personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph. As he had done on other occasions, Rembrandt posed himself in the manner of a work by a previous master, in this case, Raphael’s Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (also here), which had been on display at auction in Amsterdam some years earlier. There is a very high resolution image of this painting on the Google Art Project. There is also a downloadable version on…
  • 17 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    "This is a story of a native girl being saved by the white man. Flown to the UK, the Western world can feel good about itself as they save the native woman from the savage men of her home nation. It is a historic racist narrative that has been institutionalized." – Assed Baig, quoted in Middle East Revisited   Reception to Malala Yousafzai’s selection as a Nobel Peace Prize winner (shared with Kailash Satyarthi) earlier this month was met with mixed sentiments: from contemptuousness to confidence, affirmation to cynicism. Beyond the obvious ways that the prize influences…
  • Frieze Flashback: How To Do An Art Party at Home

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Good evening, art-appreciators! Please pull up a Beuysian chair, with a heap of fat on it, because I have something to ask you: Had a good Frieze, did you, reader? Drank some complimentary champagne? Saw at least one instance of 'is this art'? Hung out at Selfridges Hotel, in a dress with spaghetti straps? Wore a black smock instead—normcore style? Said the words "art market," and didn't even flinch at how serious you were about it? Listened, once, "ironically," to "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj at an afterparty, and popped your flat, middle-class buttocks…
  • Carry Your Ghosts: Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and the Specters of Youth

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    When I moved to New York in 2007 one of the first things I picked up was a copy of New York Magazine with Dash Snow, Dan Colen, and Ryan McGinley in bed together on the cover. The image, shot by Cass Bird, has stayed with me. It shows a bird’s-eye view of three friends in their underwear, snuggled together like a small litter of puppies. The picture is intimate but it becomes oddly intrusive on a magazine cover, in part because no one is making eye contact with the photographer. Instead all three either sleep or feign sleep, creating a perceived lack of connection between the subject…
  • Who is Responsible for the American Dream?

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    I had a dream a couple years ago in which a new, previously unknown continent was discovered on Earth. The knowledge entered my consciousness first like the ambient news of a radio dispatch. It was an impersonal knowledge, born through the slippery medium of dream space, the source of the transmission overlooked as my dream self wondered instead about the profound consequence such a discovery might have on the rest of humankind. The next thing I remember is that I stood on the ground of the new country. It was made of gypsum, entirely empty except for many animals who seemed to have been…
  • Frieze London: Overheard at the VIP Preview

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Here is a series of eavesdroppings from the first day of the Frieze Art Fair. A pleasure and a parody of itself, the fair is a collection of arms and legs and moans and groans tumbling and trellising over each other. The atmosphere is absurd from the upstart: people want to buy a line, a point, an idea, an experience. This carnival is both carnivorous and celebratory. The reactions to the work and random parley make up a tantalizing network of conversation, collaboration, and cacophony. If we were to map Regent's Park just by everything people said in there, we'd draw routes across every…
 
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  • Cogito. Exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves

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

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

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

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

    Regine
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The most banal-looking wooden frame takes a life of its own as soon as you come near it. It quickly positions itself in front of you, spots your eyes and starts expressing 'emotions' based on your own. Eye Catcher uses the arm of an industrial robot, high power magnets, a hidden pinhole camera, ferrofluid and emotion recognition algorithms to explore novel interactive interfaces based on the mimicry and exchange of expressions continue
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  • Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Artist and Musician Furniteur aka Brittany Sims

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

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

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

    Howard
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    This is the fourteenth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts about seeing things. Eric Fischl's Ten Breaths:Tumbling Woman II When Eric Fischl inaugurated the Clarice Smith Distinguised Lectures in American Art series recently, he covered a lot of material. Though best-known as a painter, he's worked in a variety of media in his more than forty year career. Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II a second sculpture he made in response to the events of 9/11 is currently on view on the third floor of the American…
  • James Castle: No Place Like Home

    Howard
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Untitled: The Art of James Castle opens today at American Art and features fifty-four works by the artist that were recently acquired by the museum. The exhibition remains on view through February 1, 2015. In conjunction with the show, the exhibition curator and the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of Decorative Art and Craft, Nicholas Bell, will moderate a discussion with Lynne Cooke, senior curator, National Gallery of Art; Jacqueline Crist, managing partner, James Castle Collection and Archive; Frank Del Deo, managing partner, James Castle Collection and Archive and, member, Del…
 
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  • Tuesday Links: IHNITA [I Have No Insight to Add]

    Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Jayson Musson’s “Nasib”, one of the many works in our auction on Paddle8 I wish I had written this Internet Glossary. So good. The Toast adds some additional translations to common Internet slang: “You need to see” translates to“here is a video you’ll forget in two minutes”. “!”=”I have space for one character in this RT”. “FTW”=”I agree with this”. “THIS“=”I Have Nothing to Add”. [The Toast] Paddy Johnson has filed another artnet News review. It is titled “Richard Prince…
  • GIF of the Day: GIF of the Day Screening at The Emerson

    Paddy Johnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Loading The #prattupload party at The Emerson! AFC’s #gifoftheday on rotation View on Instagram A break in our GIF of the Day programming to bring you our GIF of the Day screening at the Pratt Upload After Party this weekend at The Emerson. In the background, you hear the DJ work of Alex Teplitzky.
  • This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Throw Your Art Career in MoMA’s Dumpster

    Whitney Kimball
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Image from blueskydisposal.com You won’t hear us bitching about Chelsea this week, which, given the last month, is probably a relief for all our readers. We’ll be more than occupied with protests, generative artworks, Bushwick Expo, video blowouts, and televisual operas. You can also expect to hear no end of promo for our auction, which ends —->THURSDAY, Thursday, Thursday!<—– MTWTFSMonThe New School55 West 13th Street, Room 1202Manhattan4-9 PMWebsiteCultural Production During BDSBravo to the New School for taking on BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against…
  • Monday Links: Does Doing Drugs Affect Artistic Quality?

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Scene from Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s Bananazz comic strip This weekend, Twitter raged over an investigative article that wondered why a documentary film on Jeff Koons wasn’t included in the artist’s Whitney retrospective. It wasn’t even included in the gift shop! Let’s face it: this is a non-issue. Museums do not usually include documentaries as part of their visual arts programming. [The Art Newspaper] Rhizome is in London. Even if you’re not there to attend their off-site programs, the lectures are online. Some lectures have been transcribed for your reading…
  • Paul McCarthy Butt Plug Watch: FIAC Deflates Plug After Vandalization

    Paddy Johnson
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Paul McCarthy’s “Tree” Paul McCarthy’s butt plugs continue to spark outrage in Paris. Erected in Paris’s upmarket Place Vendôme this Thursday as part of the FIAC art fair, the giant green plug titled “Tree” enraged a passerby Thursday so much that he slapped McCarthy three times. Now, after protestors cut several ropes holding the plug up, FIAC has deflated the piece. This news, reported by French journalist Renaud Pila, who tweeted that the FIAC took the decision to deflate the artwork after a number of saboteurs cut the cords holding it up. The piece…
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  • 17 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website

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

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

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

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

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

    Anton Haugen
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    A brief response to Helena Cronin's talk on the biological difference between the sexes.
  • First Look: Amalia Ulman—Excellences & Perfections

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

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

    Rhizome
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
     Work by Israel Lund at Eleven Rivington, June 2013 Do you follow? Art in Circulation 'Internet circulation has made all art look the same' 15 October, 2014 [Note: This is a rush transcript compiled by editorial fellow Anton Haugen. This document will be updated.] Rosalie Doubal: This is the first in a talk series that we have been working on with Rhizome, "Do You Follow? Art in Circulation," and today, we are addressing the statement that "Internet circulation has made all art look the same." This is presented in partnership with Rhizome, and I am extremely grateful to Curator and Editor of…
  • Watch Now: Do You Follow? Art in Circulation 1

    Rhizome
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Streaming live from Selfridges Off-Site, Weds Oct 15, 1030am - 12noon. "Internet circulation has made all art look the same." "Why does so much new abstraction look the same?" asked critic Jerry Saltz in New York magazine earlier this year. Galleries, he lamented, have gone over to "copycat mediocrity and mechanical art," coming to resemble the generic look of shopping outlets rather than the "individual arks" of the past. In particular, Saltz criticized the influence wielded by "speculator-collectors," which many understood to refer to art world figures who use social media channels such as…
 
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  • Vilaykorn Sayaphet at English Kills Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

    tom moody
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Rick Silva in his Abe Linkoln persona posted a couple of sleek but ginormous GIFs based on his 3D animations (presumably), on the revived SCREENFULL blog. It is the present blog's mission to make his work available to barely-on-the-grid-types using dialup or bandwidth-throttled smartphone relays out in the far hills. These citizens deserve culture, too. The optimized (cropped, de-pigmented) versions put up here are still too damn large -- each is just under 300KB. These are details of much larger GIFs, dimensions-wise, so remixing has been done. Yes, that word was used.
  • huhgrid

    tom moody
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Copied and pasted some glitchy rectangles from SCREENFULL into dump.fm -- I guess there was some difference in what I saw in my browser and what others did. Am not ruling out some manipulation by the usual suspects before the squares reached the screenshot stage.
  • sunbathing feral cat

    tom moody
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
  • post-internet thought leaders weigh in

    tom moody
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Paddy Johnson mines a recent "post-internet" exhibition's catalog materials for some nuggets about this non-topic. First, the conventional wisdom, sort of the half-asleep collector's understanding of the term "post-internet" and the artists it covers, from the curator Domenico Quaranta: The term was coined by Marisa Olson, adopted by Gene McHugh for his art criticism blog, and popularized by Katja Novitskova’s art book Post Internet Survival Guide and by Artie Vierkant’s essay “The Image Object Post-internet.” Surfing Clubs and VVORK, Seth Price’s Dispersion and e-flux journal, the…
  • opti-tunnel

    tom moody
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    unplanned collaboration with SeacrestCheadle and mrheaIth
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  • The Clattering Train

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

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

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

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

    Dennis
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    From my apartment, I can see a tower in construction, friends tell me that it's midway through the process. A friend summoned this video for me recently:...
 
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  • Google is destroying reading

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

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

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

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

    Author
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    This article should surprise no one! Miami, Fort Lauderdale among worst cities for workers with disabilities: “ Three South Florida cities are among the 10 worst cities for workers with disabilities, according to a study released Wednesday by the personal finance website WalletHub. Miami was third-worst of the 150 most populous cities, while Hialeah came in fifth and Fort Lauderdale ranked seventh. The factors examined include the rate of employment for people with disabilities and the percentage of the population with disabilities below poverty level.” (Via South Florida Business…
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  • Canada’s Richest Theatre Prize Goes To ‘Theatre hacker’ Olivier Choinière

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    “What’s distinguishes the Siminovitch Prize from other honours is that it is not just a reward for an individual play or production, but an investment in an artist at a time in mid-career when they often hit financial hurdles.”
  • Why Has Innovation Become A Religion?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    “I’ve decided that the champions of innovation-speak are as confused by the subject as anyone. To them, technology is a thing with a life of its own. And it can evidently only be understood via the ministrations of a class of reverent spiritual adepts, duly catechized in treating its essence as holy and its creators as demigods. And so their tales are ultimately as simple, as explicit in their lessons, as a sacred text.”
  • Ten Classic Parodies Of Classical Music

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Parodies, comedy and wry comment; classical music as object of fun.
  • Smithsonian Turns To Private Funding To Supplement Its Budget

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    “In an era of tighter federal funding the Smithsonian is increasing its private fundraising efforts to pay for its stepped-up ambitions at its sprawling network of museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and research centers, one of the largest collections of museum and research centers in the world.”
  • The End Of Traditional TV Networks?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Eventually cable will follow bunny ears into the basement of dead technology, and online TV will be called something else: plain old TV.”
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  • Brain Lapse ~ Video

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

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

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

    John Trippe
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kinda knew it was going to happen eventually. Communications and the city have been changing for some time, but this one stings.
  • NUART Festival - Norway

    John Trippe
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    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. The exhibition is held at Tou Scene's Ølhallene - Photos: Henrik Haven
 
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  • What’s new in oral history?

    Abbey Lovell
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Preparing a new edition of an oral history manual, a decade after the last appeared, highlighted dramatic changes that have swept through the field. Technological development made previous references to equipment sound quaint. The use of oral history for exhibits and heritage touring, for instance, leaped from cassettes and compact discs to QR codes and smartphone apps. As oral historians grew more comfortable with new equipment, they expanded into video and discovered the endless possibilities of posting interviews, transcripts, and recordings on the Internet. Having found a way to get oral…
  • The Salem Witch Trials [infographic]

    Andrew Varhol
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out? In A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience, Emerson Baker places the Salem trials in their broader context and reveals why it has become an enduring legacy. He…
  • Early blues and country music

    Alice
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Beginning in the early 1920s, and continuing through the mid 1940s, record companies separated vernacular music of the American South into two categories, divided along racial lines: the “race” series, aimed at a black audience, and the “hillbilly” series, aimed at a white audience. These series were the precursors to the also racially separated Rhythm & Blues and Country & Western charts, and arguably the source of the frequent racial divisions of today’s recording industry. But a closer examination reveals that the two populations rely heavily on many of the same musical…
  • Corporate short-termism, the media, and the self-fulfilling prophecy

    DanP
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    The business press and general media often lament that firm executives are exhibiting “short-termism”, succumbing to the pressure by stock market investors to maximize quarterly earnings while sacrificing long-term investments and innovation. In our new article in the Socio-Economic Review, we suggest that this complaint is partly accurate, but partly not. What seems accurate is that the maximization of short-term earnings by firms and their executives has become somewhat more prevalent in recent years, and that some of the roots of this phenomenon lead to stock market investors. What is…
  • Questions surrounding open access licensing

    Alice
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Open access (OA) publishing stands at something of a crossroads. OA is now part of the mainstream. But with increasing success and increasing volume come increasing complexity, scrutiny, and demand. There are many facets of OA which will prove to be significant challenges for publishers over the next few years. Here I’m going to focus on one — licensing — and discuss how the arguments seen over licensing in recent months shine a light on the difference between OA as a movement, and OA as a reality. Today’s authors face a number of conflicting pressures. Publish in a high…
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    tinkutales

  • O cafea

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

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

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

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

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

  • AO Recap and Photoset – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 15th-18th, 2014

    D. Creahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Alexandrea Da Cunha at Thomas Dane, all photos via Andrea Nguyen for Art Observed unless otherwise noted The last hours of Frieze London have come and gone, with a sizable portion of the $2.2 billion in works on sale changing hands over the course of the week, with a number of noteworthy sales, performances and […]
  • Gagosian Gallery to Represent Estate of Walter de Maria

    D. Creahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Gagosian Gallery has announced that it will represent the estate of artist Walter de Maria, continuing a relationship the artist had with the gallery during his life, showing there several times.  The gallery’s first step is assisting in establishing a Foundation to oversee his estate and work.  “Walter so wished to establish his own foundation, but sadly, he did […]
  • Paul McCarthy Installs Controversial Sculpture in Paris, Attacked by Onlooker, Sculpture Ultimately removed

    D. Creahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Continuing what could arguably be the most controversial series of Christmas-themed public artworks, Paul McCarthy this past week installed Tree, an enormous inflatable sculpture on Place Vendome in Paris that bears a striking resemblance to both a Christmas tree or a sex toy.  The work has already garnered considerable controversy, with one man slapping McCarthy as he […]
  • Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy Interviewed on Bloomberg TV

    D. Creahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    In an interview with Bloomberg, Christie’s chief executive officer Steven Murphy has commented on the ongoing growth of the contemporary auction market, noting that sales are only increasing, and that Christie’s is increasingly focused on digital auctions.  “We have 14 exhibition spaces around the world where we exhibit the art, and we’ve really grown our accessibility to […]
  • Frank Gehry Meeting with MOCA About Possible Renovation

    D. Creahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Frank Gehry is reportedly in talks with Philip Vergne and the rest of the MOCA board regarding a potential renovation of the Geffen Contemporary branch in downtown Los Angeles.  “It is a priority and a necessity to make the Geffen a true public space and to use the plaza and the canopy as a civic, urban and spontaneous […]
 
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    The Art of Healthy Living

  • Surgery Can Help Create Shapely Ears

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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,…
  • Superhero Portraits by Rich Pellegrino

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

  • Danila Tkachenko

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    “Escape”, a series of photos by photographer Danila Tkachenko. “I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people.” More below. View the whole post: Danila Tkachenko over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: “Tangerine” by Dimitri Basil

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    When I saw Dimitri Basil’s video for Vance Joy’s “Riptide” earlier this year I made a mental note to keep an eye on him. There’s this absurd energy in his storytelling that is so fresh and engaging. Roman Coppola recently selected Dimitri’s film “Tangerine” as the top short in his one minute film competition. All I can say is I really wish it had been a 20 minute film competition. Watch “Tangerine” below. View the whole post: Video of the Day: “Tangerine” by Dimitri Basil over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Sustai Ulanbaagen

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Some beautiful printmaking by Sustai Ulanbaagen. Found via our October Submissions. More below. View the whole post: Sustai Ulanbaagen over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Benjamin Cook

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Paintings by artist Benjamin Cook. Via our October Submissions. More below. View the whole post: Benjamin Cook over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Andrea Gruetzner

    Jeff
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    “Erbgericht”, photos by Andrea Gruetzner. More below. View the whole post: Andrea Gruetzner over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • 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…
  • Summer update

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

  • Canada’s Richest Theatre Prize Goes To ‘Theatre hacker’ Olivier Choinière

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    “What’s distinguishes the Siminovitch Prize from other honours is that it is not just a reward for an individual play or production, but an investment in an artist at a time in mid-career when they often hit financial hurdles.”
  • Why Has Innovation Become A Religion?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    “I’ve decided that the champions of innovation-speak are as confused by the subject as anyone. To them, technology is a thing with a life of its own. And it can evidently only be understood via the ministrations of a class of reverent spiritual adepts, duly catechized in treating its essence as holy and its creators as demigods. And so their tales are ultimately as simple, as explicit in their lessons, as a sacred text.”
  • Ten Classic Parodies Of Classical Music

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Parodies, comedy and wry comment; classical music as object of fun.
  • Smithsonian Turns To Private Funding To Supplement Its Budget

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    “In an era of tighter federal funding the Smithsonian is increasing its private fundraising efforts to pay for its stepped-up ambitions at its sprawling network of museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and research centers, one of the largest collections of museum and research centers in the world.”
  • The End Of Traditional TV Networks?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Eventually cable will follow bunny ears into the basement of dead technology, and online TV will be called something else: plain old TV.”
 
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    CR Blog

  • Robert Wilson's Helmand photographs brought to UK streets

    Antonia Wilson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    A photo series by photographer Robert Wilson, documenting the homecoming preparations and final withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, has been displayed on 59 billboards and bus stops in a site-specific exhibition across England and Scotland. Wilson first visited Afghanistan in 2008, travelling to Helmand to document British forces on the front line, with the resulting images being published as a book (Helmand, Jonathan Cape, 2008). As a commercial photographer, commissioned mainly for editorial and advertising projects, this was a step away from familiar subjects. He then became an…
  • Rodney Fitch: a tribute

    Richard Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    "I always felt that I had a mission in life to deliver to ordinary people better places to shop". Rodney Fitch, one of the true greats of British design, has passed away. As a tribute we are republishing this 1996 interview by Richard Williams from our sister title Design Week which caught Fitch at his charming best Williams interviewed Fitch for a series of articles on the "founding fathers" of the British design industry. At the time, Fitch had recently bounced back from a traumatic break with his original consultancy, to form Rodney Fitch & Company with Richard Branson’s backing.
  • Ten years of button badges

    Rachael Steven
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Ten years ago this month, London t-shirt and badge label Stereohype launched its first annual button badge design competition. With an exhibition of over 1000 submissions on display at LCC and a new monograph on the project just published, we asked co-founder Tomi Vollauschek about visual trends in badge design, and whether it's still a popular medium for graphic artists. Stereohype was founded as an experimental offshoot of Vollauschek and Agathe Jacquillat’s London design studio FL@33 in 2004, and sells t-shirts and badges designed by new and established artists. Each year, it runs an…
  • Catch London's bus art sculpture trail

    Creative Review
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    2014 is the Year of the Bus in London, with a range of activities promoting and celebrating bus use. The latest addition is the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail featuring work from 40 illustrators and artists London Takes the Bus by Rod Hunt and in situ, above and below. Hunt says ""I found inspiration by looking at the Key Bus Routes in central London map & seeing that it almost looks like the map is spelling the word 'Bus' in the route lines." Vinyl wrap by The Graphical Tree The Graphical Tree team working on Hunt's sculpture Produced with Wild in Art (whose we book benches we…
  • Actis launches photography exhibition for tenth anniversary

    Rachael Steven
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Entebbe, Uganda To celebrate its tenth anniversary, private equity company Actis commissioned photographer Harry Cory Wright to capture the communities, projects and businesses the company has invested in worldwide. His photos, taken using a nineteenth century plate camera, are now on display in a touring exhibition and book designed by London studio Rose. A Vantage Point features photographs of a vast range of people, places and projects; from a tea estate in Mukono, Uganda to a hair salon in Mumbai and Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Bridge. The series offers a fascinating look at changing…
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  • Canada’s Richest Theatre Prize Goes To ‘Theatre hacker’ Olivier Choinière

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    “What’s distinguishes the Siminovitch Prize from other honours is that it is not just a reward for an individual play or production, but an investment in an artist at a time in mid-career when they often hit financial hurdles.”
  • Why Has Innovation Become A Religion?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    “I’ve decided that the champions of innovation-speak are as confused by the subject as anyone. To them, technology is a thing with a life of its own. And it can evidently only be understood via the ministrations of a class of reverent spiritual adepts, duly catechized in treating its essence as holy and its creators as demigods. And so their tales are ultimately as simple, as explicit in their lessons, as a sacred text.”
  • Ten Classic Parodies Of Classical Music

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Parodies, comedy and wry comment; classical music as object of fun.
  • Smithsonian Turns To Private Funding To Supplement Its Budget

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    “In an era of tighter federal funding the Smithsonian is increasing its private fundraising efforts to pay for its stepped-up ambitions at its sprawling network of museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and research centers, one of the largest collections of museum and research centers in the world.”
  • The End Of Traditional TV Networks?

    Douglas McLennan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Eventually cable will follow bunny ears into the basement of dead technology, and online TV will be called something else: plain old TV.”
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    MAKING A MARK

  • A brand new RHS Show for Botanical Art

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

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

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

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

    Katherine Tyrrell
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Nicole Caulfield's ebook - Dramatic Portraits in colored pencil My long time coloured pencils buddy Nicole Caulfield has been working on a book about portraits for some time. However since she... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Colleagues: Judith Schaechter and Eileen Neff

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Two of my talented colleagues at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts have solo shows in Chelsea this month. At Claire Oliver, Judith Schaechter presents beautiful but disturbing stained glass lightboxes and kiln-cast glass sculptures about sex and death, and at Bruce Silverstein, Eileen Neff explores perception, mirroring, and memory in an installation of staged and often manipulated photographic images. [ Image at top: Judith Schaechter, Harpy, stained glass lightbox, 37 x 33 x 2 inches.]Click for full story / links
  • David Humphrey's vantage point

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    David Humphrey's extraordinary exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser tells stories about our engagement with the world. It is a tour de force of eclecticism, expansiveness, and integration, unifying ostensibly disparate images through the shared phenomenon of depicted observation. [Image at top: David Humphrey, Performance, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 60 inches. All images courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser.]Click for full story / links
  • Quick Study

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Links for today include Crossing Brooklyn, Frieze London, Arts Gowanus, Ebola, Cubism, Gavin Brown's new location, and more.[Image at top: Greg Allen, Study for Untitled (Tanya), 2014, lasercopy and graphite on white paper, 11x8.5 in., ed. 50.]Click for full story / links
  • Darren Waterston: Opulence and ruin

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Contributed by Hannah Kennedy, Two Coats Intern / Darren Waterston’s paintings and an installation called Filthy Lucre are on view at Mass MOCA through January 2015. Ranging from small canvases to engrossing alien landscapes, Waterston's paintings evoke otherworldly abstractions: dark and mysterious yet inviting. Filthy Lucre, a re-interpreted interior installation, represents a major departure from Waterston’s previous work but still evokes a similar aesthetic and experiential scene.[Images: Darren Waterston, Filthy Lucre, 2013-2014, mixed media, 20 x 30 x 12 feet, courtesy of the…
  • Lovable: Chris Martin at Anton Kern

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In his first solo show at Anton Kern, Chris Martin presents a bright, shining cosmos that signals a shift from the more visually subdued, densely painted work presented in his final show at Mitchell-Innes and Nash. Many of Martin's new pieces feature loopy landscape imagery laced with glitter, while lacking the object-image play present in his last show. (Remember the nap nooks and cut-through canvases?)  [Image at top: Chris Martin, Tree, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 88 x 77 inches. All images courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York.]Click for full story / links
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    Studio Notes

  • Moving Targets En Plein Air

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

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

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

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

    8 May 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Prologue,  16 x 20 inches, oil on linenThis is a recent painting that I did. It's 16 x 20 - a pretty good size–I'm trying to work larger of late. For reference, I used an old charcoal sketch - a 20 minute drawing, which had no color information so I made up the colors as I painted. I work this way often. I like the freedom of being able to imagine the colors and not being bound to what's in front of me. How long did I spend on this? May be 12 or 15 hours, over 4 or 5 sessions. I usually work a couple of hours at a time, and often at night under artificial light, so after a…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • 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…
  • Summer Fun In the Studio

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

  • How Fame Sells Art | Get Some| Get Happy

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

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

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

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

    Barney Davey
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The importance of networking for artists cannot be overstated. Are your low sales due to not enough qualified buyers seeing your art? You will go far in fixing the problem by learning effective... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Zinaida Serebriakova

    Charley Parker
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (née Lanceray) was a Ukranian/Russian painter active in the early 20th century. Born near what is now Kharkiv, Ukraine into a well-to-do family, she studied at an art school under the direction of Ilya Repin, and went on to study with noted portraitist Osip Braz. She also traveled to Italy and Paris, studying at museums where possible. Her work over time carried elements of Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Expressionism. Her subjects included landscape, still life and figures, but her primary interest was portraiture. In addition to portraits…
  • American Masters 2014 at the Salmagundi Club

    Charley Parker
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    American Masters is a yearly exhibit organized by the Salmagundi Club in NYC. I’m remiss in not mentioning this year’s earlier as it ends on October 24, 2014. For those who can’t see the exhibit in person, there is a nice selection of the work online. I’ve pulled out a sampling for the images here. (Images above, links to my posts where available: James Gurney, Thomas Torak, Nancy Guzik, Eric Bowman, Robert Lemler, Charles Yoder, Thomas Kegler, Quang Ho, Burton Silverman, Sherrie McGraw, Kathryn Stats, Jeff Weaver)
  • Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt self-portrait at the age of 53

    Charley Parker
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered form personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph. As he had done on other occasions, Rembrandt posed himself in the manner of a work by a previous master, in this case, Raphael’s Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (also here), which had been on display at auction in Amsterdam some years earlier. There is a very high resolution image of this painting on the Google Art Project. There is also a downloadable version on…
  • Christiane Beauregard

    Charley Parker
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Canadian illustrator Christiane Beauregard apparently takes inspiration from early 20th century Modernist artists like Miro, Léger and Picasso, an possibly other movements like Surrealism and Art Nouveau, and playfully blends them with her own unique vision into a very contemporary vector art style. Using fresh, bold color palettes, lots of eye catching curvilinear forms and nice touches of detail and patterns, she creates whimsical combinations of figures, places and design elements to present each illustration’s theme. I particularly enjoy the way she seems to present multiple…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Cortès Parisian street scene

    Charley Parker
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    La Republique, Edouard-Léon Cortès On Galerie Ary Jan. In their similarity to each other, and those of Antoine Blanchard, Eugene Galien-Laloue and others, you could call these Belle Époque Parisian street scenes formulaic — but it’s a formula, that when well done, I don’t tire of. Often set in the rain or overcast, with blue-gray skies making the contrasting complementary colors of orange and yellow lights in shop windows glow with extra warmth, they are calculated deliberately to be eye candy, but finely crafted eye candy. I love the way Cortez and…
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    EARTHLY PARADISE

  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spotted! Elly Liyana Ruslan

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

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

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

    Culturepush
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) From tomorrow till 6th January 2015, tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto presents ‘Singled Out’ – an art exhibition conceptualised by creative agency fFurious, and developed in collaboration with events organisation art-management.com, and Thunder Rock School. This exhibition will see 50 local designers and artists transforming vinyl records into pieces of artwork that will be on display at tcc ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road. The artworks will be up for auction where all proceeds will be managed by Thunder Rock School, who will be setting up a music…
  • Spotted! Lesley Tang

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Creepy black and white illustrations roam unrestrained around the portfolio of Lesley Tang, a year three Visual Communications major at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media with a penchant for the weird and whimsical. “One of my friends told me that some of my work gives him “confusing feelings”, which is the effect I hope to make with everything I do. Creating that tension between something disturbing and familiar is what intrigues me the most. My illustration style is heavily influenced by blackwork tattoos and Surrealism, and I’m a big fan of Ilya Brezinski…
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    David LaMorte

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Landscapes

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Art of Plant Taxonomy

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

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

    ArtPlantae
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
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  • Want plants in your classroom? Try this.

    ArtPlantae
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Here is a wonderful idea that can be used at schools that do not have the room or the funds to create a garden. In 2004, undergraduate student Stefanie Lawniczak and professors D. Timothy Gerber and Judy Beck pilot tested a program enabling teachers and students to have direct access to plants at their schools. […]
  • Gallery Talk: Plants Inspiring Artists & Horticulturalists

    ArtPlantae
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Susan Minton, horticulturalist, retired professor and member of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, will give a gallery talk at Drawn to the Details, the botanical art exhibition at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Susan will explore some of the fascinating characteristics of plants that inspire both artists and horticulturalists. Here is a sneak peek at […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • So, you joined Twitter….. Now What?

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

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

    RobinM
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language. © Andrew Dunkley, Tate Photography The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle takes place in London this October. It comprises a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language., this unique project has been specially devised by the artist and focuses on the particular importance of textiles in his…
  • How to Do a Knockout Blow-Out, at Home (with Video) #Hair, #DIY

    AtContent Guest Author
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Tweet Your Perfect At-Home Blowout   You want your hair to look amazing, but money’s tight right now? No one need know that your current “salon” is nothing more than a teeny tiny apartment bathroom. With the right products and a guide (t hat’s…
  • 30 Amazing Dog Costumes for Halloween

    AtContent Guest Author
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    I still haven’t chosen a Halloween costume for Laika this year – I have been looking around for lots of inspiration though. I’ve been searching high and low – along the way I’ve found a lot of great costumes. These 30 amazing dog costumes are all quite…
 
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Art News Round-Up

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

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

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

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

    Karin Maraney
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Agora Gallery is proud to represent Jennifer Gough, who creates works that exist in the playground between order and chaos, making a compelling case for self-evolution. The way Jennifer came to art reflects this idea, and her story is an inspiration to anyone who would love to spend more time on their art – and just needs a bit more self-belief! Could you tell us how you initially decided to move into art and what influenced your decision? When I decided to become an artist, it was almost like a switch flipped in my brain. I was happily living my life, (for the most part) and then one…
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  • Review: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The story of Renaissance painting begins with innovations in naturalism that were a welcome liberation from the schematic strictures of the Byzantine style. Or at least, that’s how the leading art historians of the last century, like Ernst Gombrich, told it. Perhaps that’s why this is the first special exhibition devoted exclusively to Byzantine […]
  • Review: Wangechi Mutu/Block Museum of Art

    Assistant Art Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Images are ideological constructions that serve the social function of representing political and global interactions. For Wangechi Mutu’s collages in her survey “A Fantastic Journey” the artist sources imagery from National Geographic, pornographic and fashion magazines to undercut disparaging assumptions about the black female body. “Le Noble Savage” is a wry collage that demonstrates […]
  • Review: A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action/Sullivan Galleries

    Assistant Art Editor
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “A Proximity of Consciousness” inaugurates SAIC’s season of lectures, book releases and a symposium dedicated to the art of affecting social change. The exhibition is curated by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller and showcases new works by a powerhouse roster including Michael Rakowitz, Pablo Helguera, James Duignan, J. Morgan Puett, Paul Durica, Iñigo […]
  • Review: Edra Soto/Lloyd Dobler Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Unlike the fictional lead character, Lloyd Dobler, of the eighties teenage classic “Say Anything,” Soto’s rebellious carefree attitude in “Say Everything” is the result of mature and considered thinking, a deliberate expression of the ambiguous nature of desirable objects, and the figurative and administrative commonwealth. Five verdant flags flutter in the gently constructed breeze issuing […]
  • Review: Mickalene Thomas/Kavi Gupta Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Mickalene Thomas is a master of the ode, of placing ephemera of her muse (her recently deceased mother, Sandra Bush) on actual pedestals in galleries and museums where the black female body and experience is not typically upheld and celebrated. The bronzing of Ms. Bush’s house shoes and an old sweater, the display of […]
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  • Why people buy…

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

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

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

    Tara Reed
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    All good things must come to an end… and be improved! I’ve decided I can do better now.  Since I wrote my first ebook about getting ready for Art Licensing Trade Shows, I’ve exhibited at 6 more.  Things have changed.  I have a lot more ideas to help you make the most of your investment… I’m completely re-writing my eBook about exhibiting at trade shows and creating a few other levels and options for getting ready and getting prepared.  My goal is to have everything done and my ducks in a row by November… If you want to be the first to know when they are…
  • What’s your FUTURE story going to be…

    Tara Reed
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    No matter what has happened or come before this moment… you have the chance and the choice to become whatever you set your mind to.  As Natasha Bedingfield says – it’s UNWRITTEN.  It may take courage, conviction and focus.  It might take learning new things, trying new things, putting yourself out there… it could take being uncomfortable… What do you want your next chapter to be? [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed If you liked this post, read…
 
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  • Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Elke,...

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Elke, 1993 (via enginkid88modern) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Georg Baselitz on iheartmyart.More sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), G-Kopf, 1987, Ludwig Museum- Museum of...

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), G-Kopf, 1987, Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Photo : Jochen Littkemann © Georg Baselitz (via julienfoulatier) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Georg Baselitz on iheartmyart.More sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Dresdner Frauen - Karla, 1990,...

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Dresdner Frauen - Karla, 1990, Collection Froehlich, Stuttgart Photo : Jochen Littkemann © Georg Baselitz (via theoszczepanski) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Georg Baselitz on iheartmyart.More sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Blauer Kopf 1.III.1984 Kunsthalle...

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Georg Baselitz (b. 1938), Blauer Kopf 1.III.1984 Kunsthalle Bielefeld Photo : Jochen Littkemann © Georg Baselitz (via mentaltimetraveller) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Georg Baselitz on iheartmyart.More sculpture on iheartmyart.
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    20 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
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  • Best of Frieze London 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bipride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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  • ABLETON 1 ON 1 TUTORING LESSONS

    spatiel
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advance. I have designed instruction courses to take your Music production and knowledge to the next level! Ableton LIVE is an amazing tool, and can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from Recording, Remixing, DJ’ing,and Live performance. It can be confusing at first, due to the […]
  • DJ SIMPLY JEFF LIVE 9.16.09 @ LIGHT GALLERIES > MOVEMENT

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    20 Dec 2010 | 11:06 pm
    A SET OF DJ SIMPLY JEFF RECORDED 9.16.09 @ THE LIGHT GALLERIES
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    17 Dec 2010 | 9:56 pm
    The Light Gallery was formed in 2007 as an outlet of expression for artists
  • CHOR BOOGIE Signed Limited Edition Prints

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    13 Dec 2010 | 11:06 pm
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  • CHOR BOOGIE Paints the Berlin Wall @ Stroke Art Fair!

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

  • Robert Plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tara Reed
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    All good things must come to an end… and be improved! I’ve decided I can do better now.  Since I wrote my first ebook about getting ready for Art Licensing Trade Shows, I’ve exhibited at 6 more.  Things have changed.  I have a lot more ideas to help you make the most of your investment… I’m completely re-writing my eBook about exhibiting at trade shows and creating a few other levels and options for getting ready and getting prepared.  My goal is to have everything done and my ducks in a row by November… If you want to be the first to know when they are…
  • What’s your FUTURE story going to be…

    Tara Reed
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    No matter what has happened or come before this moment… you have the chance and the choice to become whatever you set your mind to.  As Natasha Bedingfield says – it’s UNWRITTEN.  It may take courage, conviction and focus.  It might take learning new things, trying new things, putting yourself out there… it could take being uncomfortable… What do you want your next chapter to be? [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed If you liked this post, read…
 
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  • Murtha Ranch Time Lapse Watercolor

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

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

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

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nosh Pit by Emily J WhiteFiled under: Uncategorized Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, halloween, zombies
  • 4 Artists – 1 Model

    Amanda Makepeace
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jeff Watts of the Watts Atelier is another Youtube channel to bookmark. Their Friday Night Workshop videos are an incredible resource and free to watch. This video is one of their shorter pieces, a fun holiday tradition of four instructors all working on the same painting. Filed under: Resources Tagged: online school, painting, traditional media, video, Watts Atelier, workshops, youtube
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  • Matisse in Town

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

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

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

    artmodel
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    It is with great daughterly pride that I announce my mother’s solo art exhibition at the Queens Botanical Garden. Yay Mommy!! This event has been almost a year in the making, and what a joyous triumph it is. Mom’s show, titled “Evolution of an Artist”, has just been unveiled in the Visitor’s Building and will remain on view until January 17th. Also, Mom is teaching a Plein Air Art Workshop this Saturday at the Botanical Garden. So basically, Mama is on a roll! I can’t tell you all how proud I am of her, happy for her, and how much my brother and I are…
  • Happy 7th Birthday Museworthy!!

    artmodel
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your … eyes … I come not to bury anyone, but to praise … my readers … Here we are again, my darlings. Another mini milestone on the blogging odyssey. Forgive me for the grandiose word but I do see it as an “odyssey” of sorts. Maybe it doesn’t rise to the level of epic Greek poetry, but in my heart and soul this blog is a place of discovery and warmth, discourse and revelation. What do we do here at Museworthy? We laugh, we wonder, we question and often challenge, we relish beauty, poetry and music, we examine and…
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  • Hello world!

    artenthu.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    WordPress へようこそ。これは最初の投稿です。編集もしくは削除してブログを始めてください !
 
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    Hyperallergic

  • Architecture Studio at SCI-Arc Proposes Hybrid Brothel/Child-Care Center

    Sponsor
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    SCI-Arc’s elective vertical studios pair small groups of upper-level, graduate, and undergraduate students with elite faculty and international architects. In these studios, students develop projects which explore particular interests. They have the opportunity to work with architects visiting the school and gain insight into a broad range of issues concerning approaches to building, the environment, technology, theoretical stances, and personal interests. Visiting faculty Jeff Kipnis’s design studio, one of 10 vertical studios offered at SCI-Arc this fall, is focused on developing a…
  • The Many Uses of Rhizome’s New Social Media Preservation Tool

    Benjamin Sutton
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Screenshot of Amalia Ulman’s Instagram project “Excellences & Perfections” as preserved on Colloq (screenshot via Colloq) How do you capture and preserve the experience of a new media artwork created on Twitter in 2010? How do you re-create the design and feel of Twitter’s interface at that time, and populate that interface with users’ contemporaneous profile photos? These are the types of questions that New York’s digital art nonprofit Rhizome is trying to answer in the development of Colloq, a new conservation tool that will help artists preserve…
  • Then and Now: A Conversation with Prospect.3’s Franklin Sirmans

    Adam Falik
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Tarsila do Amaral, “Study for Antropofagia” (1929) Ink on paper, 9” x 7.68” (courtesy Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, MAM RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) NEW ORLEANS — While the curator Dan Cameron debuted the city-wide international art biennial Prospect.1 in 2008 on a grand scale — demonstrating the role of the arts in rebuilding the city following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and declaring New Orleans a city worthy of joining in on international art conversations — cost soared, workers were slow to get paid, and questions of Prospect’s sustainability arose.
  • An Intimate Portrait of Edward Snowden

    Julia Friedman
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Edward Snowden (all images courtesy RADiUS-TWC) Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’s documentary about Edward Snowden, premiered to a sold-out audience at the New York Film Festival on October 10. The film was not originally part of the festival lineup, its inclusion only announced less than a month prior. The premiere understandably generated an overwhelming amount of anticipation, promising a personal look at the enigmatic figure who leaked a trove of classified NSA documents that expose a horrifyingly massive, US-run surveillance program directed at both US and global citizens and world leaders.
  • ArtRx NYC

    Hrag Vartanian
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Still from ‘Stations of the Elevated’ (photo via Artists Public Domain) This week, a forgotten graffiti documentary, Bushwick bursting with international art, classic zombies, restoring color to ancient sculptures, and more.  Stations of the Elevated When: Through Thursday, October 23 ($14) Where: BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn) Manfred Kircheimer’s 1981 documentary,Stations of the Elevated cast a spotlight on New York’s graffiti scene. Impressed by the designs on the side of subway trains in the Bronx, Kircheimer gradually…
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    Living Undone

  • “I See You”

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

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

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

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

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

  • Trick or treat?

    thebrainbehind
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
      New curious brain monster collection over at Society6 designed  by natasouko the N from MNM design. Pls support the curious brain to stay banner ad free
  • River flows in you

    thebrainbehind
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    From Yiruma ! A bit old but still magical
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    21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
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  • London in a day by Instagramers

    thebrainbehind
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    London in a day – INSTAGRAM from Lorenzo Antico on Vimeo. Created by Lorenzo Antico
  • Keep It In Your Dreams

    thebrainbehind
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Alan Hampton – Keep It In Your Dreams from Steven Mertens on Vimeo. Alan Hampton – “Keep It In Your Dreams” from his upcoming album ‘Origami For the Fire’. Video created by Steven Mertens
 
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    RedDotBlog

  • Getting Attention When Submitting to Galleries | Ask a Gallery Owner

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

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

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

    Jason Horejs
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    I recently read an article about Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines and serial entrepreneur, where he talked about the reluctance many people feel when trying to decide whether to leave steady employment to begin a new business venture. Comments on the article included many references to the added challenge of having friends and family members who discouraged taking the risk of starting a new business. When my wife Carrie and I decided to start Xanadu Gallery in 2001, we were very fortunate to have moral and financial support from family members. Their encouragement…
  • Live, Online “Starving” to Successful Workshop October 18th

    Jason Horejs
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Xanadu Gallery Presents “Starving” to Successful Online Workshop Get into Galleries and Sell More Art A Live, Online Workshop Presented by Xanadu Gallery Owner, Jason Horejs Saturday, October 18th, 2014 | 8:00 am – Noon (Pacific Daylight Time) Please Note: This workshop was originally scheduled for October 11th, but was rescheduled to October 18th due to a death in the family $79 $59 for Xanadu Gallery E-Course Students and Email Subscribers Learn how to confidently and successfully approach galleries in this intensive and interactive online workshop from Xanadu Gallery…
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • The Mystery Of The Disappearing Pictures

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

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

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

    alli woods frederick
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
      WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: THE WITCHING HOUR                                 Bewitching Kisses & Spellbinding Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  :: ANAIS – NONA LIMMEN  ::  …FLY WITCH, FLY… – DANIEL HORACIO AGOSTINI  ::  THE WITCHING HOUR – GABRIELA MINKS  ::  RAINING OVER THE WITCH – BENJAMIN BENCHAN  ::  TITLE UNKNOWN – CHRISTOPHER MCKENNEY  ::  VIA ELEMENTAL CHILD  ::  THE THREE FATES – DIVIDING ME PHOTOGRAPHY  ::  THE ABANDONDED –…
  • Halloween Shopping Guide Part I: Haunting Home Decor

    alli woods frederick
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
        IF you’re anything like me then you love Halloween, and I don’t just mean love Halloween, I mean f’ing LOVE Halloween more than your first born…not that I have a first born, but I know if I did he would take a backseat to Halloween.  I freely admit.  I’m not ashamed to say it.  I probably should be.  Yeah, I should be, but I’m not.  (Maybe it’s a good thing I haven’t reproduced.  Ha!)  Like I said, I love Halloween.  And since you’re here and we’re friends then I’m assuming you share my passion for this most awesome…
 
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    Visual News

  • MAD Campus: An Interactive and Eclectic Art Exhibit at the University of Washington

    Shawn Saleme
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The University of Washington in Seattle is playing host to a series of interactive art installations this month, called “Mad Campus.” The event is sponsored by local art organization Mad Art, who makes it their mission to promote art to the public through innovative and surprising installations while supporting local and emerging artists. See Also Interview with Burning Man Artist Kirsten Berg The “Mad Campus” exhibit features work from 13 local artists which are spread throughout the beautiful campus. The aim is to bring more of the public to the university and also…
  • Rob Dyrdek: The Ridiculous Numbers Behind His Success

    Benjamin Starr
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Skateboarder. Celebrity. Entrepreneur. There are few people more driven and daring than Rob Dyrdek. He hit the ground rolling and turned pro at 16 years old, then started his first company, Orion Trucks, at 19. He hasn’t slowed up since and the numbers in this graphic show it. Rob’s unique personal brand has had a huge impact on the success of companies like MTV and his own Dyrdek Enterprises. And while he leads a super busy life, he’s one of the rare breed that’s mastered the art of mixing his business with his pleasure. There’s no better definition of self-made American…
  • A Two-Legged Chair Encourages Sitting People to Move (and Balance)

    Benjamin Starr
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    There is plenty of evidence that sitting down for long periods is bad for our health – and we’re doing a lot more of it. To combat this sedentary trend a number of solutions have been gaining traction, from exercises you can do in the office, to stand up desks and even hamster-like treadmills to keep us moving. But what about changing the way we sit? That’s what French designer Benoit Malta envisions with his unusual two-legged Inactivité chair. Unable to stand on its own, the smoothly sculpted wooden chair is intended to induce a level of “bearable discomfort,” forcing the…
  • Banksy’s “Alarming” New Work in Bristol

    Benjamin Starr
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Despite the recent hoax claiming that he’d been arrested and identified, legendary street artist Banksy continues to paint up the city. In fact, in the midst of the uproar over whether he’d been identified, a new work appeared on his website. Painted on a wall in the artist’s home city, Bristol, the new piece pays tribute to Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Banksy’s version, which appears on a building in the city’s Harbourside is called “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum.” For the earring in question, Banksy incorporated…wait for it……
  • Pancakes of The Apes: Eat Primates For Breakfast (Cruelty Free)

    Paul Caridad
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Awesome dad Nathan Shields of Saipancakes is at it again with his flipping amazing pancake creations. This time he pays an homage to our primate ancestors. Using hot chocolate mix, he mixed up 3 shades of pancake batter and used them to create portraits of a chimpanzee, bonobo, gibbon, gorilla, orangutan, and siamang. He shares his process in the timelapse video below. See Also We’re Flipping Over This Dad’s Pancakes For weekly pancake inspiration, follow Shields on Facebook and Instagram. Aside from being a pancake superstar and superhero dad, he also uses his art skills to make…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Amy Feldman @ Blackston

    Brett Baker
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Howard Hurst reviews Amy Feldman: High Sign at Blackston Gallery, New York, on view through October 26, 2014. Hurst writes: Among the crop of painting shows that opened this season in New York, [this show] is particularly notable for its visual impact and irreverent sense of humor... Daubed quickly in vigorous gray paint, there is a sense of immediacy and of action committed in the heat of the moment. Splashes, drips, and flurries of the brush inundate the otherwise matte gray surfaces. Each painting is enacted in one sitting, often times after lightly sketching her plan of attack and…
  • Raphael Rubinstein on James Bishop

    Brett Baker
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Raphael Rubinstein blogs about the work of painter James Bishop on the occasion of an exhibition of Bishop's paintings at David Zwirner, New York, on view through October 25, 2014. Rubinstein writes: "Among major artists, Bishop may be the most elusive: his work either unseen or, if encountered at one of his excessively rare exhibitions, as reticent as a whisper. Thin color has flooded the canvas or paper and receded, leaving visible a residue of barely emerged drawing that suggests an archeological dig seen through patchy fog. Rather than minimalist, the works are…
  • Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds

    Brett Baker
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    James Kalm visits the exhibition Ward Jackson: Black and White Diamonds 1960s at Minus Space, New York, on view through October 25, 2014. The press release notes that Jackson said of his work: “The diamond shape (or square on end) has the meditative power of a mandala and expands in a way that an ordinary square does not, since the measurement of the diameter across the center is wider than any of the outer or peripheral edges... Most of the diamond paintings have a vertical emphasis or rising energy expressing an outer as well as inner architecture, transmitting transcendental feeling…
  • Altoon Sultan @ McKenzie Fine Art

    Brett Baker
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Tamar Zinn reviews an exhibition of works by Altoon Sultan at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, on view through November 16, 2014. Zinn writes that the show presents "an array of work by this versatile artist – intimate paintings executed in egg tempera, drawings on hand-toned paper, and hooked wool wall textiles. Although linked by her attention to balancing form and color, each medium offers Sultan a different expressive vocabulary... Sultan’s very intimate paintings (several as small as 6 x 8") are derived from her photographs of farm machinery, and focus on the geometry…
  • Susan Roth @ George Washington University

    Brett Baker
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Carl Belz writes about the work of Susan Roth for an exhibition at at the Luther Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington D.C., on view from October 22 - January 30, 2015. Belz notes that: "While painterly, color-oriented drawing is varied and plentiful throughout the pictures, drawing wrought by arm and hand with brushes or rags or sponges and occasionally even flung in skeins and streams, linear drawing is no less essential to their character. It first and last defines graphically the pictures’ framing edges, which in each case assume a unique…
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Give Painting Portraits This Easter Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by serzomanik
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques In a rush to make a lot of money “the quick way” some of airbrush manufacturers make a lot of mistakes. What do I mean? It has been said here many times...
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  • 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
  • Why Humans Make Art With Dead Animals

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

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

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

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

  • Pienza Balcony

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

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

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

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    A "paint along" demo for my students in Tuscany showing techniques for painting flowers and suggesting texture in watercolor. The Joy of Geraniums9 x 12 watercolorBy Pat Fiorello$100
 
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  • Palestinian girl demands Israeli soldiers to leave

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
  • Edelweiss: "Bless my homeland forever"

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    I was a child when I watched "The Sound of Music" so I was confused about what was the real threat but it was clear to me that forces beyond people's power were causing a lot of sufferance. In my homeland we were under dictatorship, I'm Brazilian. I feel sad when I listen to this song and now because history is about to repeat itself. This is an election month and fascists forces have a candidate that is being backed by mainstream media, US, George Soros, CIA all of those institutions and corporations that profit at the expenses of the people. In the movie the song "Edelweiss" is sang by the…
  • Evo Morales elected president: "Es el triunfo de la Liberación y el antiimperialismo"

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    An example to South American countries that has been facing imperialist intervention as Equatorian president alerted: "El presidente ecuatoriano Rafael denunció este domingo que existen fuerzas que se oponen a la Revolución y que han tenido varios intentos de conspiración incluso dentro de los cuarteles del país suramericano. “Tratan de armar frentes en los gobiernos locales, eso es lo que buscan las fuerzas que se oponen a la Revolución. Tenemos permanentes intentos de conspiración que incluso han llegado a los cuarteles con pasquines llenos de mentiras. Hay grupos que si pudieran…
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    Juanele - Eye on the arts in Buenos Aires

  • Boxi Trixi in a box [Flickr]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Looking In Again

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

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

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

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

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

  • This Week at MoMA: October 20–26

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

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

    Anne Morra
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Light Is Calling. 2004. USA. Directed by Bill Morrison. Courtesy of Bill Morrison A key component of curatorial work is the discovery of a new artist, the study of their continued output, and the development of a long-term, supportive relationship. Following an artist’s work over many years and investigating their growth or, in certain cases, their failure to evolve, is an essential endeavor for a curator. The sustained examination of the work of a single artist, and, often, collecting their materials in depth, sometimes culminates in the organization of a career retrospective. The work…
  • This Week at MoMA: October 13–19

    Carolyn Kelly
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hopefully you’re lucky enough to have Columbus Day off and have plenty of extra time to plan your week. From the most talked about new exhibitions to films and special programs, here’s what you won’t want to miss at MoMA: Bill Morrison. Spark of Being. 2010. Performed by Dave Douglas & Keystone at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, April 24, 2010. Photo: © 2010 Laurie Olinder • As part of the film retrospective Bill Morrison: Compositions, on Tuesday, October 14, MoMA presents the first of three special film/live performance events: Morrison’s Spark of Being (2010), a…
  • Do You Know Your MoMA? 10/10/14

    Jason Persse
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, November 14). ANSWERS TO THE SEPTEMBER 12 CHALLENGE: Do you have what it takes to claim this month’s title? 1. Vincent van Gogh. Portrait of Joseph Roulin. 1889 2. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge. 1891–92 3. Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. 1907 4. Gustav…
 
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    Design For Mankind

  • My Real Bio

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

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

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

    erin
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    A few of you asked if I’d share more about Ken’s brain tumor diagnosis in college (mentioned in this post), but I just didn’t feel like it was my story to tell, you know? There’s always a fine line and delicate balance when your story kind of spills over into someone else’s life, and for a weighty subject such as this, I wanted to pass the pen to Ken. (He’s the better half, after all. Trust me!) He was sweet enough to answer a few questions below, so read on to hear his thoughts on taking risks, staying intentional and what it’s like to live with a…
  • The Expectation Dance

    erin
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    So. I’m just going to jump right into this one, deal? I hear a lot of encouragement for today’s women to lower the expectations. We blame Pinterest and glossy inspirational blogs for setting an impossible standard and we preach for “normalcy” – for an everyday status quo that offers attainability for the masses (whatever the masses look like from where we’re sitting, of course). But ladies, I don’t think the answer is to lower the expectations. I don’t think the goal should be to throw in the towel, snap photos of our messes and call it…
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  • Liar Ben | Sugar Cane Lady

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

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

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

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

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

  • Expectations, Courage, Gratitude, Disappointment

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

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

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

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

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

  • StencilGirl Clearsnap Blog Hop!

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

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Saturday, I had the privilege of leading Quilling Creations, an adult workshop at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center. We rolled strips of paper into coils, glued these at the tips to make circles and shaped some into teardrops, marquises and rolled hearts. Then we arranged these shaped coils with variations of scrolls onto tags to create flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and fish!Below is a photo-collage of some of their wonderful creations from the workshop: This workshop was part of Mercy's Healing Through the Arts program – a series of free…
  • Friday Favorites: Amy Ruppel

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This Friday’s featured artist is Amy Ruppel!I love her State Print series! Utah She writes: I'm an artist, illustrator and printmaker who loves to hike and play her vintage Ludwig drum kit between projects. I have moved my work areas back home after being in an urban studio space, and prefer being surrounded by nature (and birds) and Mid-Century goodness – my heaviest influences. Washington Alaska Oklahoma Illinois Be sure to check out all her illustrations on her website at www.amyruppel.com and in her Etsy shop at www.aruppel.etsy.comTGIF!Mary
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  • BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES: DAY 3

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

    brianssnider
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    The one thing that kept running through my mind during Bumbershoot was, “okay, so why is this the best Bumbershoot I’ve attended?” There were plenty of good bands, local bands I was genuinely interested in seeing, but as I sat down to really graph out the lineup it’s not like I was blown away by every single act, as I said earlier, Day two was especially thin. It could be that the lineup and art exhibitions felt particularly relevant this year, or that with just a few minor exceptions it felt like everyone involved in the festival was riding on the current pulse of the…
  • BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES DAY 2

    brianssnider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
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  • RECAP: BUMBERSHOOT 2014 DAY 2

    brianssnider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The holy grail of any music festival is to fill 3-4 days with a consistent lineup of interesting and good music, it’s a real challenge, one I’ve never experienced. A two day festival can do this no sweat, but once you start to stretch things into three or four days, you are bound to have at least one day the feels a little thin, for me, Sunday was that day. While Sunday boasted some of my favorite acts of the weekend, those bands were spread out over the whole day with long waits inbetween. What I can give Bumbershoot credit for is how they scheduled the stages, appropriately…
  • BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES: DAY 1

    brianssnider
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Click to view slideshow. The post BUMBERSHOOT IN PICTURES: DAY 1 appeared first on secretly important.
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    Bollea - Floral Design Gallery

  • Vivid summer bridal bouquet

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

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

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

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

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

    Tim Cynova
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    by Tim CynovaWe’re pleased to announce that with the generous support of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Fractured Atlas is now hiring an arts and technology policy fellow. The Robert W. Deutsch Fellowship in Arts & Technology Policy is responsible for raising awareness and community engagement on federal policy at the intersection of the arts and communications policy. The Fellow will be located at Public Knowledge in Washington, DC for the duration of a two-year program. FELLOWSHIP STRUCTURE The Fellow will be located within the offices of Public Knowledge, and will receive…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Flame of Life Sculpture

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

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    My 3 giant robot sculptures have just been reserved for an entire season of a TV show.  Stay tuned for more details!
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  • NERDY ORIGINAL ART!

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

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It's Friday!!!! At this time next Friday I will be setting up my booth at the  Ottawa Art Expo!I want to show you some more new work that will be debuting at this show!In all there will be 20 BRAND NEW painted pieces!!!!WOW, Right??To see some of the other work TRY THIS LINK or THIS LINK.The Ottawa Art Expo opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs fromSATURDAY OCTOBER 25 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 from 10 am to 5pm at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa (Free Parking and Admission)So I have been working on some smalls. I love these little…
  • WW188: JULIE MADLY DEEPLY, WAFFLE TATERS, and JUST ONE JOB

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Good Friday, friends!!!!As you know (of you are a loyal reader - and hey…why wouldn't you be??) I have been working on new works for The Ottawa Art ExpoThe Ottawa Art Expo opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs fromSATURDAY OCTOBER 25 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 from 10 am to 5pmIt all happens at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa(Free Parking and Admission)Well….here it is….the centrepiece of my booth. It is one of my 'Sign of the Times' paintings.I wanted it to be about Ottawa, in the same way that my Toronto neighbourhood paintings are…
  • WW187: BYOB COCKTAIL EMPORIUM, POSTMODERN JUKEBOX and "ew"

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Welcome again to "Wonderful Wednesday" friends!Here are 5 things that I think you should love this week!1.) This is weird and wonderful…….Debra Broz from LA makes the sweet so strange…….I love her work…..like these:So odd and so STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are a few more….Yes…it's a rabbit with a fox mask or 'Lamb as Bear'….great pieces from her "Disguises" SeriesWeird bird and flower combo from "Botanical/Ornithological Grafts & Hybrids" Series.Support Debra!!!At her website…..or give her some like on the Book of Faces….or follow her tweets!(thanks to The…
 
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Reboot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ego
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It In this modern, stubbornly busy world, we seem to be forever on the go, relentlessly dealing with the numerous and diverse demands placed on us by our busy lifestyles. My art aims to connect us to a different dimension, charming and fulfilling, but equally real and available. I warmly invite you to explore and celebrate the overlooked universe of our inner grace, of magic moments on our life journey, of deep and meaningful love, of majestic and everlasting natural beauty. Ramona Pintea: website /…
  • Ferrari – State of the Art, project by Fabian Oefner

    ego
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It State of the Art Fabian Oefner exploring the essence of the Ferrari California T Fabian Oefner recently visited Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello to interpret the latest Ferrari Grand Tourer, the 2015 California T as an art form through his eyes. The resulting video and photographs are an exploration of the essence of the California T. They encapsulate the pillars of purposeful design and perpetual innovation that are constants in the creation of all of Ferraris.     State of the Art follows Fabian’s journey and his search for…
  • Emulsifier, rotating glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus

    ego
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Emulsifier is a curious glass sculpture designed by artist Thomas Medicus. The piece is built from 160 glass strips that are hand-painted on four sides with complimentary images. Only when the object is rotated and viewed from the right angle do the images appear.     Thomas Medicus: website Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Emulsifier, rotating glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • 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…
  • Create a 3D Modeling Career

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

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

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

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

  • BRIGHTON FRINGE – registration open for 2015 – with bursaries for performers over 60

    Flaneur
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    ‘The beauty of Brighton Fringe’s format is that it is completely open access, meaning anybody can take part, putting on whatever you want to do, wherever you want to do it.’ Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe Online registration is now open for next year’s Brighton Fringe. England’s largest arts festival, it will run for 4 weeks […]
  • Win your portrait painted by Venice Biennale exhibitor Dario Agrimi courtesy of Caffè Nero

    Flaneur
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Fancy getting your portrait painted? One lucky member of the public will soon be memorialised in paint, thanks to an opportunity from Caffè Nero. Venice Biennale exhibitor Dario Agrimi will create a portrait of you, which will also be reproduced on a gift card. This opportunity marks the unveiling of a series of 12 paintings […]
  • Scotland The Best 100 Places – exquisite photos of part of the UK

    Flaneur
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    If the recent vote in Scotland has made think you ought to visit Scotland then Scotland The Best 100 Places by Peter Irvine is the ideal book to help you decide where exactly to touch down in England’s northern neighbour. An early photo of Glen Coe by Russell Bain sets the standard for the glossy […]
  • THE DRUMS – NOVEMBER’S UK TOUR DATES @thedrumsforever

    Flaneur
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    From The Drum’s third album ‘Encyclopedia’, ‘I Can’t Pretend’ is a bittersweet ode to the all too familiar battle of heart versus head. “It’s too hard to begin, when you know it will end,” croons Jonny as gentle guitars shimmer in a lonely haze of melancholic sweetness. Shot in locations including Long Island Aquarium and Cliff’s […]
  • Electricity film review – Agyness Deyn stars in the gritty adaptation of Ray Robinson’s novel

    Flaneur
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    An unusual reaction to seeing your dead mother and begging a doctor not to change your medication are two of the scenes that Agyness Deyn nails in Electricity. She plays Lilly, an epileptic twenty-year old who has had a tough upbringing. That’s not tough in the sense of social services deciding to take her away […]
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • 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 [...]
  • Wedding Showroom

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

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

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

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

  • A Treasurable Account of Poe’s Last Hours from the Berkshire Theatre Group, with David Adkins and Kate Maguire, Closing 10/26

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

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

    Larry Wallach
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Many of you know that my esteemed colleague Lucy Bardo is one of the first and best American viola da gamba players through her work with such prestigious and pioneering ensembles as the NY Consort of Viols and Calliope and her concertizing here and abroad. Her long career has paralleled the growing awareness of and love for the instrument among the public in the United States over the past half-century or so. I have enjoyed the privilege of... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 96: Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike at Shakespeare and Company; The Mousetrap at Dorset Theatre Festival

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

    Keith Kibler
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jonathan Epstein undertook a courageous and largely successful project making an evening’s performance out of the Henry plays. I could have used a little more Doll Tearsheet and a little less Ancient Pistol, but I understand choices have to be made. The narrative was clear throughout, and there were some surprising and gently humorous touches to leaven the loaf. Malcolm Ingram was an absolutely wonderful Falstaff. Seedy, not always assured – he... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
 
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  • Worth the Trip: POE, by the Berkshire Theatre Group with David Adkins and Kate Maguire, Closing 10/26

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    You can't really blame the Berkshire Theatre Group for billing Eric Hill's splendid entertainment, POE, as a Hallowe'en show. As the holiday approaches, Poe's chilling stories and poems are rolled out in all the many forms they have assumed since their assimilation into two great cultural phenomena, American Literature and American Pop Culture, over the decades since their publication. In fact, however, POE, which most immediately revolves around the bizarre circumstances of the author's demise, more directly concerns a far scarier day in the American calendar—Election Day The post Worth…
  • Berlin Philharmonic under Rattle at Carnegie Hall, October 2014 — The Russians win.

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The periodic visits of the Berlin Philharmonic are events most New York music lovers look forward to with keen anticipation, not least myself. I'd even have gone to the Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala, if that were their only concert in the City this season, to hear the Bruch Violin Concerto and Anne-Sophie Mutter once more, but fortunately that was not necessary. The following evening they played the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, one of his works I particularly admire and enjoy, and the complete Firebird, only excerpted in the gala program, and that second program offered more. In fact…
  • Warm welcome: Andris Nelsons takes charge of the BSO

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    A Gala concert at Symphony Hall marked the first time Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony as its 15th Music Director (at Tanglewood this past summer, he was still Music Director Designate). He of course received a warm welcome from the audience—a standing ovation—as warm as the ovations that greeted Seiji Ozawa and James Levine. Since Levine resigned in 2011 for health reasons, BSO subscribers and attendees have been longing for someone to be in charge. The post Warm welcome: Andris Nelsons takes charge of the BSO appeared first on New York Arts.
  • MTT Conducts Johann Strauss Jr., Richard Strauss, Charles Ives, Lukas Foss, and György Ligeti

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It would be hard to peg with certainty the guiding concept in Michael Tilson Thomas' recent choral program for the San Francisco Symphony. As so often with MTT, the selections appear a sophisticated grab bag. But intuition suggests the topic of nature and the metaphysics which spring from appreciating it. Thomas' introductory remarks for each piece certainly leaned in this direction. Mounting the podium, he reached for his mike and held it like a weapon overhead. This can often result in a verbal concert and the disapproval of old ladies in the audience. But the nature of the music was such…
  • 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)
    3 Oct 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…
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  • Art News Round-Up

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

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

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

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

    Karin Maraney
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Agora Gallery is proud to represent Jennifer Gough, who creates works that exist in the playground between order and chaos, making a compelling case for self-evolution. The way Jennifer came to art reflects this idea, and her story is an inspiration to anyone who would love to spend more time on their art – and just needs a bit more self-belief! Could you tell us how you initially decided to move into art and what influenced your decision? When I decided to become an artist, it was almost like a switch flipped in my brain. I was happily living my life, (for the most part) and then one…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • B scene: Exquisite Corpse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Derek Murphy
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    In my books I urge against marketing your books on Twitter, or paying anybody else to do it for you. I’m annoyed by the hundreds of misguided tweets shouting and bouncing all over my Twitter feed like“Sexy, hot, 5star reviewer says ‘Must Read!!’ On sale now #99 #kindlebooks #amreading #bestseller”And recently I was also pretty critical of book cover contests. But then I thought, to be fair, I really need to test these offers out and see for myself whether or not they actually works.So I bought a book promotion campaign from Diantha Jones, who has these Twitter…
  • Here’s what’s wrong with Peter Mendelsund’s Book Covers

    Derek Murphy
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    A couple weeks ago I saw an article about Peter Mendelsund’s new book on book cover design; and I scoffed. Now I just saw another article on Wired, shared by Tim Ferriss.Peter is obviously doing the rounds (and quite well) to promote his new book. Kudos to him. Here’s the big problem: Peter’s had a luxurious career as a cover design rebranding already famous and classic works of fiction, and breakout bestsellers – amazing books – supported by a heavy media campaign and a major publisher.As reported by Wired,He’s said that he prefers an ugly cover to a cliche…
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  • New limited editions art prints for sale by Noumeda Carbone

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

  • Believe in the Journey by Erik Estabrook

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

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

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

    Debbie
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    by Debra Muzikar This is a list of books and movies which I feel have helped me understand the individual experiences of some on the autism spectrum. With the holidays approaching these books will make great gifts for teachers, therapists, and family members. First Person Accounts (female) – autism in females manifest differently than males. These women have written incredible books which will give the reader an insight to autism and Aspergers. “I loved to copy, create, and order things. I loved our set of encyclopedias. They had letters and numbers on the side, and I was always…
  • Grace Goad finds joy and expression in her art

    Debbie
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    By Debra Muzikar At age 20 and mostly non-verbal, Grace Goad is a successful artist. Her mom, Leisa Hammett, credits Grace’s success to three things – seeing her talent, knowing how to market it, and finding artists, teachers, and therapists to mentor Grace. Leisa and Grace Leisa and Grace’s journey hasn’t been a cakewalk. An only child, Grace was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Her family enrolled her in a host of early-childhood interventions including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and a public inclusion preschool program. After a year of these “grueling…
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    CashArtBlog

  • A Floral Still Life Painting with an Old Vase

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

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

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

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

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

  • Whirl’d Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Richard Proffitt
    20 May 2014 | 1:46 am
    June 5th, 2014: Reset the Net  #resetthenet Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Protect Internet Privacy Sign up at 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…
  • Style Switchers for Accessibility

    Richard Proffitt
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:27 am
    I’ve been working on a Disability information website, aptly called Disability Information Zone: http://www.disabilityinformationzone.co.uk/. Based in Coventry UK, I’m in the process of amassing a database (well, not exactly a database, but a page of published data) detailing an assortment of disability information for Disabled People in Coventry & Warwickshire. This can be found at: http://www.disabilityinformationzone.co.uk/directory.html and makes use of the excellent JQuery data-sorting tool footables.js. A style-switcher script is essential when thinking of accessibility…
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  • Banksy ‘Arrested & Real Identity Revealed’ Is A Hoax

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

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

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

    Creative Visual Artist
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Using only metal wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates trees that grow from wooden bases into dense groupings of leaves and branches. Made exclusively by hand without using glue or a solder, Maddison begins with single strands of wire that start at the base ending at the top. You can see many more pieces on his website, and several are available through Lee Champman Gallery. via Ghost in the Machine
  • Google Street View Uses Camels to Take Stunning Images of the Arabian Desert

    Creative Visual Artist
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Google Maps’ latest addition to Street View is the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi – 360-degree images captured by Street View Trekkers mounted on camels. The ancient desert, which makes up part of the Arabian Desert, consists of vast expanses of sand dunes beneath the scorching sun. The Liwa Oasis, which is the largest oasis in the Arabian Peninsula, is home to a slew of lush trees and fruits that provide relief from the dry terrain of the desert. To navigate through the desert yourself, check out the Street View gallery.
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    Designer's Depot

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

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

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

    Emmanuel Martinez
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Alicia Borges is an artist / illustrator from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. She studied Fine Arts and has a MA in Traditional Animation. She can illustrate many subjects but she prefers cute children illustrations. Here are some of her best works: The Art of Alicia Borges You can find more of her works here: Alicia Borges’ site Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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  • Screaming Ass Deal Week 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    if you've been following my work for a few years, you've probably seen these three collages. they're still some of my favourites i've ever made. fashion, architecture and collage are three things i absolutely love and am inspired by, and i think they go so well together, whether all three, or two of three. i came across this collaboration with patternity to make some architecture-inspired knitwear with chinti + parker recently, and it's re-sparked my creative juices when it comes to combining collage with architecture and fashion. i realised i hadn't shown these on the blog…
  • colour love - rose pink

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    box from paul smith 'rose' perfume (which is amazing btw)if you follow me on twitter, or pinterest (or know me in real life) you will know my love of pink has been growing over the past couple of years. not in the 'everything pink all the time' kind of way, but rather i just find myself inexplicably drawn to certain pink shades. i especially love rosy, dusky pinks.one of my favourite cardigans is a perfect rosy pink and i feel so happy every time i wear it. don't you find wearing colours you love makes you feel happier and more confident?ps - you can see previous colour love posts here
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    Meditative Art School

  • 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 [...]
  • Creativity & Women

    medita11
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    By: Mochita Har Lev There is something so very special about a group of women creating together. Something about it feels so familiar -so ‘right’; for we, as women, have sat and worked together in tribes, villages and communities all across the word, perhaps since the beginning of time.   Women would sit and come together [...]
  • Breath & Vital Force

    medita11
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
      There are a few general terms and themes that are important to understand in relation to spiritual work; concepts that are common among many religions and doctrines. Understanding these is not meant to burden ourselves with more useless intellectual knowledge, but to make it real and meaningful, so that we may use it in [...]
 
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    Park West Gallery

  • A peek at LEBO’s studio

    kristine
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    “When you distill things from their essence, you can always build up from there.” -LEBO Albert Scaglione shares a a little look inside David LEBO Le Batard’s Miami studio at albertscaglione.com. The post A peek at LEBO’s studio appeared first on Park West Gallery.
  • Park West Foundation seeks caring adult to help local foster youth

    kristine
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Park West Gallery is proud of the way the youth in Park West Foundation’s Blue Babies come together and help each other. Maybe by sharing this story, this foster care youth will find the care and support she needs … Last week Thursday, Park West  Gallery’s philanthropic organization dedicated to helping foster youth – Park West Foundation – received an urgent call regarding a Southfield high school senior who was in foster care who had a homecoming event on Saturday. This special young lady was recently moved from a foster home into a temporary shelter because a…
  • Autumn de Forest donates art to help hungry children

    kristine
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Autumn de Forest is again using art to help others in need. The Park West Gallery artist is donating an original work of art created specifically for tonight’s This Party Saves Lives fundraiser organized by This Bar Saves Lives – a group aimed at eradicating childhood hunger around the world. The host is award-winning actress and philanthropist Kristen Bell – one of the organization’s advisors. (Bell is also a metro Detroit native.) Autumn will present her artwork, which will be auctioned during the event held at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles. The proceeds will aid in…
  • Go Herd! Tim Yanke offers his heart and art to support North Dakota State University

    kristine
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Tim Yanke is the official artist for North Dakota State University’s 33rd annual private fundraising event – the Bison Bidders Bowl, which coincides with the university’s homecoming festivities Oct. 11. With his unique abstract style, the artwork – Strength in the Herd – is layered with elements meaningful to the school, its students and alumni. Since 1982, the Bidders Bowl has raised more than $5.4 million for scholarship and student programs. Tim is honored to create the signature piece for this year’s event. Below, Tim describes the details of the…
  • Ready for a weekend of jazz music, inspired art and good company?

    kristine
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    What could be better than a weekend of jazz on sunny Florida’s Amelia Island Oct. 16-19? (Check out the line up.) How about the company of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival’s official artist, Marcus Glenn, and Park West Gallery’s music-loving and art aficionado Gallery Director Morris Shapiro? On Friday and Saturday, the duo will be at the annual festival hosted by jazz great Les DeMerle. Marcus’ artwork will be exhibited and available for purchase. Here’s a look at the poster artwork Marcus created for the festival. If this getaway is already music to your ears, Park West Gallery…
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • Examples of the Unique variations of Mermaid Wedding Dresses?

    smith9898
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Some sort of star of the wedding buying Wedding Dress is known for a dizzying variety of possibilities well before the. You can get since many kinds regarding a wedding dress accessible for the reason that one can find a lot of women so that you can use them. 1 organize your wedding gown to clear areas will be through the correct way professional they’ve been. Typically the ritual from the marriage ceremony can ascertain very much concerning the type the marriage wedding dress. Your period and the summer season in the big event will likely affect your bride’s preference. Wedding…
  • Cheap Flower Girls Dresses Popular

    smith9898
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    There are plenty of different kinds of heirloom gowns. Christening gowns not to mention special made by hand outfits for the purpose of holidays like Easter tend to be popular forms of heirloom clothes. While many heirloom gown styles tend to be for young people, this form of sewing with regard to adult most women includes to a great extent embellished handmade special day dresses, Cheap Flower Girls Dresses, along the lines of those used to chapel functions, weddings and various other celebrations. Some stitched and smocked grownup heirloom dresses are constructed from lightweight light…
  • Halloween, discount wedding gowns

    smith9898
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Do your browsing you should be able to find that perfect designer dress at a discounted price. If you are lucky, the dress may even be new brand. Professional design, exquisite production, a large number of new luxury wedding dress, continue with the times, keeping up with fashion trends,all dresses from australiadressbuy.com are of the latest styles. They are making great efforts to offer you the most beautiful dresses. Greet Halloween, wedding dress promotion.Up to 70% Off ,more concessions are as follows: 1、$5 off $200,$10 off $400, $20 off $500; 2、All 10% Off Coupon Code:…
  • What Breath analyzer Consider When Investing in Wedding Dresses Online?

    smith9898
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Your wedding is returning and you’ve opted to contain a beach marriage. Your husband-to-be is going to think that you’re beautiful any time you float downward the aisle in any potato bedroom, but you’re certain that it’s info on the clothing. One comfortable thing pertaining to beach a wedding is that practically anything moves. Brides are able to wear just about whatever shade or pattern they for example. However, there are still things you should consider when investing in Wedding Dresses 2014. It is important to think of when the purchase of a beach stunning wedding…
  • Marjorie Merriweather Blog post Wedding Dresses Au displayed with Hillwood bridesmaid exhibit

    smith9898
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Your prominent socialite in addition to philanthropist, Put up (1887-1973) possesses a label that is certainly almost all accustomed for you to consumers with Md due to this show pavilion of which offers the woman brand during down-town Columbia. Some sort of wander as a result of it present as well as the sleep connected with Hillwood helps make just one ask yourself just what she’d have got manufactured from the particular modern day steel audio in which at present predominates on the conjunction pavilion, mainly because her very own common obtaining practices ranged by spectacular…
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • 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…
  • Julie Rotblatt-Amrany Featured in Art & Science Exhibition at New York Hall of Science Opening October 11th

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

  • I Am Doll Parts: The Fractured Anatomy of BREYER P-ORRIDGE and Pierre Molinier

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

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

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

    Emily Colucci
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Mike Kelley, John C. Calhoun from Reconstructed History series, 1989, ink on printed paper, mounted on paper (all images © The Estate of Mike Kelley/Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts; via Skarstedt Gallery) Can you imagine anything more patriotic than an illustration of the Forefathers’ signing the Declaration of Independence emblazoned with the word “BARF,”? How about the Statue of Liberty covered with crudely rendered breasts, bush and armpits spewing waves of stink? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m just about ready to start feverishly singing about those…
  • Filthy Fictions: ‘No More Orgasms’

    Emily Colucci
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    This never happened to Harold and Maude! Well, hello there, fine Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? What is this? It’s my perhaps ill-advised foray into short fiction. To be honest, I’ve never really had the inclination to write short stories before–content to focus my filthy talent on criticism and long-winded essays. But you know what, Mary? My creative juices got flowing after being inspired by a recent news story. Naturally, this is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or…
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • I've Fallen, and I Can't Get Up!: Animation by Dave Fothergill

    Jason Jose
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    I've Fallen, and I Can't Get Up!: Animation by Dave FothergillHilarious animation short featuring a crowd of people running into and tripping over a metallic spinning object. The crowd dynamics animation was created using Maya, a 3D modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software.
  • Self-ish: Paintings by Luke Chueh

    Jason Jose
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Self-ish: Paintings by Luke ChuehPaintings of animal characters in ill-fated situations that balances light and dark themes and walks the fine line between comedy and tragedy.My work is an illustrative exploration of visual and narrative contrasts. Drawing inspiration from comics and cartoons, my “cute/innocent” characters are juxtaposed into a world filled with addiction, illness, misery, and loss. On view at Corey Helford Gallery Oct. 11 – Nov. 1.
  • Drawings by Hilary Brace

    Jason Jose
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Drawings by Hilary BraceMore charcoal drawings of atmospheric and imaginary landscapes dominated by swirling cloud formations from melting ice.In a sense I’ve put my feet on firmer ground, as the places I make have evolved from remote, cloudy worlds toward becoming more Earth-bound. In part because it’s difficult to ignore what is happening around us…there is a lot of melting going on in these images.On view at Craig Krull Gallery Oct. 18 – Nov. 22.
  • Library: Photos by Danae Falliers

    Jason Jose
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Library: Photos by Danae FalliersPhotos of stacks of library books reduced to color patterns on shelves by removing the information from the spines through photo manipulation.I am intrigued by ideas of transience, transcendence, and permanence. I’m interested in the co-existence of movement and stillness, color and pattern, realism and abstraction, flatness and depth. My work explores the evolution of the perceived landscape, created in part by the pervasive acceleration of images in modern life, which in turn has exponentially intensified and dulled our cognitive understanding of our…
  • Starbucks Cup Art by Soo Min Kim

    Jason Jose
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Starbucks Cup Art by Soo Min Kim+Whimsical illustrations in which he transforms the iconic mermaid trademark into different characters in quirky scenes using only white paint and a green marker.
 
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  • 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.
  • JIM SHAW “I ONLY WANTED YOU TO LOVE ME” AT METRO PICTURES NYC.

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

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

    sunscreen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    I loved the set up of this installation, the glass partitions expose the house to the wonderful sun of Cape Town. Antonio Zaninovic was the studio...
  • Song 38: Cheryl Lynn – Got to Be Real

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    19 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    I was studying in London at that time and I was a very good customer for HMV. It was the end of the month and...
  • Wild Life by Brad Wilson

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    18 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Brad Wilson is a fashion photographer. His expertise was used to capture animals though behaving like human beings. The animals, instead of being observed out in the wild, came in to...
  • Figures by Lui Ferreyra

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    16 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Lui Ferreyra is a Mexican painter, having a degree from University of Colorado. He has been constantly producing art for over a decade. He has been...
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  • 5 Holiday Emails Every Ecommmerce Site Should Be Sending

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

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

    Julie Liu
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Once the holiday rush is in full swing, you’ll find yourself juggling customer service, order fulfillment, gift-wrapping, email campaigns, inventory management…and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Prepare for important holiday related dates ahead of time to avoid last minute holiday turbulence with this complete planning calendar. Plan ahead for the holidays with these key dates for online retailers. October 13th: Restock inventory, including best sellers 15th: Implement Holiday SEO and run ad campaigns 20th: Publish blog posts such as guides to find the perfect gift 22nd:…
  • How to use your SEO keywords to structure your ecommerce site – Part 2 of 2

    Gary Le Masson
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    In part 1 of this series, titled ‘How to find the right SEO keywords for your online store’, we showed you a simple method for finding the best keywords for your online store. Now that you have your keywords, we are going to look at one of my favorite subjects: how to structure a website for optimal SEO. Website structure for ecommerce sites centers on category organization, but you need to also consider the user experience. To create and improve your website structure, I recommend using these tools: • A spreadsheet, such as an Excel document, where you can play around with your…
  • The 2014 Ecommerce Holiday Planning Guide

    Natalie Beigel
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    The holiday season is undoubtedly the most important time of the year for ecommerce merchants. Shoppers are increasingly choosing online stores as a quick, convenient way to meet their holiday needs. If 2013′s twelve percent increase in online shopping is any indication of where things are headed, this year promises to be another big one. With the holidays fast approaching, this once-a-year opportunity to ring up good cheer is knocking at your door. Download The 2014 Ecommerce Holiday Planning Guide for free today! The PDF is available in English, French and Spanish. In this guide…
 
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cecilia Lundgren Portfolio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jung Katz
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
     Today we’d like to welcome artist, Alex Deforce to Jung Katz. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I grew up in Roeselare, Belgium, where I lived until I was 18. At that age, I moved to Brussels, where I’ve been living for the past twelve […]
  • Photographers: Help Foster Youth Get Adopted and Gain Experience for Your Resume

    Jung Katz
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Illustration by Casey Webb So we all know that volunteer charity work is great to have on your resume/LinkedIn, but having volunteer work relative to your profession is even more impressive. When foster children are unable to be reunited with their family, they may need to find a new forever family. Their photos are posted on […]
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  • 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…
  • Diamonds in the Rough: The Rise and Fall of Sowerby Glassworks

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

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

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

  • I Want to Visit Czech Republic

    Nazar
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    In the Czech Republic people fly primarily for inspiration. Gorgeous and as if toy cities with their architectural masterpieces made ​​this country one of the most beautiful places in Europe and the Promised Land for photographers. In Prague you can walk all day and night, looking at elegant heritage of the Middle Ages – the ancient castles, forts, temples, squares and bridges, bridges, bridges. But here another surprises – the chief architect of Prague and any other Czech city, must have come from some kind of fairy tale. Buildings and bridges are combined with modern houses,…
  • What is the Purpose of Nuclear Bombs

    Nazar
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Prior to the first nuclear bomb detonation in July of 1945, isotopes such as strontium-90 and cesium-137 simply did not exist in nature. They were created by the massive neutron bombardments that occur during a thermonuclear explosion. 550 nuclear bombs were detonated from 1945 to 1963, when most nations agreed not to test nuclear weapons any longer. The isotopes created during this period bind with the types of crops that are used to produce oil based paints. Therefore, oil paintings created after 1945 will contain trace amounts of these new isotopes. Since those isotopes didn’t exist in…
  • 15 Places Where You Want to Stay as a Couple

    Nazar
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Romance lives here. What could be better than relaxing with a man who is dear to the heart? Artnaz.com presents you 15 most suitable places for those who want to forget the hustle and bustle and just be together. And remember, no matter what route you choose, the most important thing for a successful romantic you already have — your sincere and soft feelings. With such luggage you can go to any corner of the planet and spend the best holiday in your life. Read also: 10 Countries Ideal for Traveling Alone Hotel Dedon Island Resort, Philippines Gorgeous jungle bungalows made ​​of palm…
  • Stunning Photos of the Homeland of the Brothers Grimm

    Nazar
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    German photographer Kilian Schönberger spends a lot of time in the forests and mountains of Europe to find fascinating landscapes, which may have inspired the famous brothers to create their works. This series of photographs Schönberger called “The Homeland of the Brothers Grimm.” His images enliven the tales known to all and remind us that the German folklore can bring chills to not only children but also to adults. Artnaz.com experienced the atmosphere of this photo project and feel like a hero of old tales. It’s enough only to have a little bit of fog and the dark line…
  • 20 Photos After Which You’ll Love Rain

    Nazar
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Rain — is beautiful! In the autumn, when it rains, drizzle, fog and wind to the bone, it would seem, indeed, to all photographers and people — better not to go out of the house, take care of yourself and the equipment and burrow into the blanket. But if you do not go out of your comfort zone, you can miss the most interesting and beautiful. Raindrops on glass and tree branches, leaves and wet asphalt, “ruffled” from moisture people, birds and animals – in all this there is something very special, the atmosphere, which you want to capture in memory and the camera.
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  • Getting Your Exhibition Funded with Mitchel Coffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joris Straatman
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    ZURICH - OCT 18 2014 X Limited or Unlimited - What shall it be? What do limited edition products give that mass production doesn't? A while back 1ofa100 started off as a marketplace exclusively selling limited edition art and design. In our latest release though we decided to expand also to unlimited products. Why? Simply because if our designers can only sell limited editions, the costs are much higher, and thus they sell much less. But we still believe in limited editions 100%! Limited editions are great gifts for people you would want to give something really special, something no-one else…
  • Design and Sustainability

    Joris Straatman
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    ZURICH - JUL 23 2014 X Design and Sustainability Sustainability is an important topic for designers because customer awareness for sustainability topics is increasing rapidly. With this blog post I want to give a (very) brief overview of the different perspectives of sustainability. What is sustainability Where many organisations used to look at sustainability out of their own context, i.e. environmental organisations were mainly interested in environmental sustainability and social organisations in social sustainability, lately a more holistic approach to sustainability has been gaining…
  • Interview with Lucas Guidetti

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    ZURICH - JUL 7 2014 X Interview with Lucas Guidetti A few weeks ago I went to Lucerne to meet up with the Swiss-Columbian designer Lucas Guidetti who explained to me why and how he wants to convey the history and background of natural dyes and their importance. Alright, tell me something about yourself, your background and what you've done so far? My name is Lucas Guidetti. I grew up in Colombia – my mother is Colombian and my father is Swiss. I grew up between Colombia and Switzerland and I did my Bachelor degree in Graphic Design in Colombia during four years and then I worked in a…
  • When colors used to be precious like gold ...

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:42 am
    ZURICH - JUN 25 2014 X When colors used to be precious like gold ... "Should I take the red, green, blue or yellow one?" "Just take all of them!" Quite a common chat at today's fashion discounters I assume. Buy more, pay less, dump everything. The world is saturated with things and especially colorful things. We take colors for granted forgetting or not even knowing how precious they used to be once upon a time and how difficult it was to extract them for further use. Colorants derived from natural sources like plants, insects and minerals. Have a look around. Most of the…
  • Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova

    Joris Straatman
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    ZURICH - JUN 15 2014 X Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova Every now and then we get feedback from our customers on the products they have bought through 1ofa100. As with the customer who bought this very special piece of art made by Katerina Smolikova! Her feeback: "I love this piece of art! Depending on how the light shines on it it looks completely different. Light changes not only the bowl itself, but also it surroundings when the light reflects on it. Great work!". We love to hear from other buyers as well so we can share it with the artists and the community!
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    Netloid

  • “The Blacklist” Recap – Season 2, Episode 5, ‘The Front’

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Woman walking and talking on her cell phone about how everyone is going to die, how people will die. She is going to die. The person on the other end of the phone says tell me where you are and promises to come alone. Her friend is bleeding out of her ear and looks all beat up. The friend turned on her and brought a man with her. Sounds like a conspiracy, when she does not give him whatever he wants, he tries to take her purse and ends up being smashed by a Taxi, so he steals something from her purse and makes a run for it with the girl. Time to see what Red is up to this week. Lizzie is with…
  • Sleepy Hollow Episode 5 Recap

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Icabod has gotten smart he hired himself a seamstress and he is ever so polite with her. Looks like he told her he was going to the battle of Saratoga. Great way to get him some nice fresh clothes and repair his missing buttons without seeming overly odd. Seeing Icabod in modern clothing for a few minutes last season was odd. He belongs in his natural clothing. Turns out not only did she make him clothing of the time, but its cloth that is period it was woven on a Saxon loom. The lovely seamstress also churned him butter and made him some preserves. Someone is flirting with Mr. Crane. She…
  • Gotham Episode 5: “Viper” Review

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    This week young Bruce is pinning up papers on his wall when Alfred comes in and asks him, “What if all of this was a complete and under waste of time, what if you never discovered who killed your Mum and Dad? What if you never get to reap revenge.” the answer comes back to him that Bruce was to understand how Gotham works. He does not want revenge. Interesting, already this kid is showing some of the smarts we see in Batman. Alfred accepts its a better hobby than trying to grill his hand over candles. While our other bad guy Sal says he strong armed the Mayor got a piece of Arkham and now…
  • Leaked Emails Show How Much It Cost For Kim Kardashian’s To Endorse Your Product

    netloid
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    It’s no surprise that Kim sees herself as a brand, having the highly esteemed name of Kim Kardashian attached to your product does not come cheap! In emails allegedly leaked between a rep for Kim Kardashian and a brand that was apparently interested in working with her, it was revealed that it costs anywhere from $750,000 to $1 million to have Kim Kardashian endorse your product. Wrote the rep, “I think you should definitely come back with the best offer that you can make her from a money standpoint, so that we can save the time going back and forth.” Let’s “save the time…
  • Sasha Grey Reading Some Really Creepy Text from Tinder and Other Online Dating Sites

    netloid
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Sasha Grey has a new movie coming out soon. Nope, it’s not Daddy’s Worst Nightmare 5. Rather, Open Windows is about a man named Nick (Elijah Wood, in the role he was born to play) winning a dinner date with his favorite actress, Grey’s Jill. When she doesn’t show, however, he’s offered the opportunity to constantly watch Jill through his computer. The premise is pretty creepy, though not as much as the messages Grey reads in the latest installment of Machinima ETC’s “Creepy Text Theatre.” The post Sasha Grey Reading Some Really Creepy Text from Tinder and Other Online Dating…
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    Strawberry Moon

  • 24 Literary Character Halloween Costume Ideas

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

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

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

    Tenae Stewart
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    One of the wineries in my area is made up of Guenoc Winery and Langtry Farms, both located on the property owned in the 1880s by (in)famous actress, Lillie Langtry. She was born on this day, October 13, in 1853, a native of Jersey in the United Kingdom. Known for her audacious will and independent personal life, she’s a quotable and memorable lady.Happy 161st Birthday, Lillie!Filed under: Art, Topics
  • Throwback Thursday: Strawberry Moon Branding, circa April 2013

    Tenae Stewart
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Every company goes through a process of discovering their image and branding as they get their feet under them. For Strawberry Moon, it was a pretty short process: the idea to sell vintage books online came to me and a few weeks later, I was open for business, believe it or not! One of the branding decisions that were most important to me right at the very start was choosing the fonts for my business name, as I had decided against any kind of a graphic logo. The fonts needed to be punchy and memorable but still easy to read. I settled pretty quickly on Palatino Linotype for the ‘Books…
 
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  • Paintings by Tristan Pigott

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

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

    Ellison
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Whether you need a little inspiration or are already in the mood for Halloween, these eerie paintings by Zdzisaw Beksiski’s are perfect for the season. Beksiski was a Polish painter and sculptor who, in 2005, was murdered in his apartment, stabbed 17 times.   The post Creepy Paintings by Zdzisaw Beksiski appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Oguzhan Kayan’s Ink Drawing, Xzorus Egg

    Ellison
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    See how Turkish illustrator, Oguzhan Kayan did his ink drawing – which he calls, Xzorus Egg. The post Oguzhan Kayan’s Ink Drawing, Xzorus Egg appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Cybèle Young’s Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects

    Ellison
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Cybèle Young’s inspiration for her awesome paper sculptures are the ordinary objects of everyday life.  The Canadian based artist has had her worked featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Elle, among others.     The post Cybèle Young’s Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Patrick Stevenson Keating, Reciprociti Bank

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

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

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

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

    Maren Maier
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument in South Bronx questions the altruism of the art eliteIn what many people described as 2013’s most energetic public artwork in New York City, Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument marks its one-year anniversary. For two and a half months last summer, art lovers flocked to Forest Houses, a housing project home to 3400 people in the South Bronx to see what the Swiss artist had produced in collaboration with locals. After earning the support of Forest Houses Tenants Association President, Erik Farmer, he hired dozens of residents to help construct a…
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  • Film Review: Gone Girl

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

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

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

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
 
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Flight of the Sun: Spellbinding Birds

    Christopher Smail
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    The bewitching nature photography of Josep Sumalla is something else. Coated with an abundance of colour and light, his birds (whether they be the majestic eagle or the colourful flamingo) look like they are soaring to heaven. They are captured in such a peaceful fashion by Sumulla. Of course with the help of digital technology he...
  • Skull Drawings by a Man Called E. G. The Freak

    Adriana de Barros
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Mexican illustrator Erick Gonzaga is known as The Freak, which presumably means he likes weird stuff. “I’m a monster guy and drawing is the way I express myself. All these creatures and illustrations are a part of me and my twisted dreams.” [1] Well okay then! He used thin permanent markers to make a unique...
  • Guido Argentini’s Silver Nude Models

    Christopher Smail
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Italian snapper Guido Argentini takes a simple premise: painting his models silver, and executes it to stylish perfection. The result is “Argentum,” a project which sees a series of nude models in acrobatic poses and shot in a number of inventive scenarios. There is something about the choice of silver which works well here. It is futuristic and...
  • Valentina Ryabova’s (Some Sensual, Some Innocent) Tattoos

    Adriana de Barros
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. A Lolita-like girl in red sunglasses, a nude woman in rope bondage… there is definitely a kinky side to some of these tattoos. There is also great artistry in the compositions, a care for light and shadow in hyperrealist quality. It is just beautiful...
  • Eye-Catching Eye Candy Typography

    Christopher Smail
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    There’s nothing more eye-catching then colourful candy. And you don’t have to be a small child to enjoy this inspiring typographic project by Dutch creative director Patrick Simons. The images published here, which include behind-the-scenes shots of Simons’ process, give a profound insight into this sweet toothed experiment. A little child-like whimsy goes a long...
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  • Art porn | episode 8 | Garreth Gibson

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

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

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

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

    Shay McGreal
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    I may have slightly misled you, the indie film world isn’t so simple as to have a ‘best’ film or films and i wouldn’t dare attempt to claim that there was. I will though be talking about 5 films today, this is basically a selection of feature films i have chosen that i think best represents indie film makings key sections.   Id like to at his point mention again that this is purely my opinion and in no way a claim of a definitive list.     1. The best shit indie film | After Fall, Winter To explain by shit i mean a film that has a smaller budget, low…
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    Amarpujo 2014

  • 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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  • 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.
  • Kundalini Syndrome

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

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

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