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  • Portrait of the collector as a producer

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Much has been said about the so-called “Belgian collector.” For captains of industry and local dentists alike, collecting contemporary art almost seems to be part of the Belgian DNA—which explains why the country is reputed for having the highest concentration of art collectors per square kilometer. Yet, as more and more Parisian collectors make the move to Brussels, the Belgian collector is becoming increasingly French. In addition to Art Brussels’ Portrait of the Collector as a Work of Art, the strong presence of collectors in Belgium—and their growing French…
  • Kylie Heidenheimer

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

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    Dion
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:01 am
    An Emile Nolde retrospective will open on the 5th of March at the Städel Museum in Germany. 140 works by the German Expressionist artist will be on show. They’ll include paintings, watercolors and prints with a focus on his early and late works. This will be the first Nolde retrospective in Germany for 25 years. “Hardly any other Classical Modern artist has been so manifoldly discussed and is as omnipresent in German museums as Emil Nolde. On the basis of current research results, the retrospective will shed new light on one of the world’s most well-known artists, whose oeuvre…
  • Seven on Seven NYC is Sold Out (but you can still watch online and join AFK)

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    Zachary Kaplan
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General admission tickets to the 5th Anniversary edition of Rhizome's Seven on Seven program, returning to the New Museum on May 3, are sold out. Missed your chance to buy tickets? Live somewhere other than New York City? Worry not—you can still join this celebration of art and tech.   Everyone, anywhere: we'll be live-streaming the entire event via the front page of rhizome.org, 12-6pm EST on May 3. Don't miss artists Kari Altmann, Ian Cheng, Simon Denny, Holly Herndon, Kevin McCoy, Hannah Sawtell, and Frances Stark, and technologists Nick Bilton, Anil Dash, Jen Fong-Adwent, David…
  • Message to the MFA class of 2014

    Two Coats of Paint
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    This year I curated "Possible as a Pair of Shoes," the Brooklyn College MFA thesis exhibition, which opens this Friday at Show Room in Gowanus. On Saturday, May 3, 3-6 pm, I'll be hosting a Curator's Afternoon at the gallery, so please stop by and join the conversation. The exhibition title is borrowed from "Description," a 2012 poem by Christopher Stackhouse:Click for full story / links
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  • Andy Warhol’s Digital Art

    Dion
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Andy Warhol Museum has released a few recently discovered digital images by the pop artist. Warhol created them on his Commodore Amiga computer back in 1985. The computer company commissioned Andy to do some works to show off the Commodore’s graphic arts capabilities. Among the images are doodles, Warhol classics like the soup can, a banana, portraits of Marilyn Monroe, and various photographs.  Apparently the obsolete formatting of the files on the various floppy discs prevented the works from being seen previously. Andy Warhol, Andy2, 1985, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the…
  • Emil Nolde Retrospective

    Dion
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:01 am
    An Emile Nolde retrospective will open on the 5th of March at the Städel Museum in Germany. 140 works by the German Expressionist artist will be on show. They’ll include paintings, watercolors and prints with a focus on his early and late works. This will be the first Nolde retrospective in Germany for 25 years. “Hardly any other Classical Modern artist has been so manifoldly discussed and is as omnipresent in German museums as Emil Nolde. On the basis of current research results, the retrospective will shed new light on one of the world’s most well-known artists, whose oeuvre…
  • George Condo Drawings at Skarstedt London

    Dion
    8 Feb 2014 | 5:19 am
    George Condo will be showing a group of new works on paper at the Skarstedt Gallery in London from the 11th of February. It will coincide with a painting exhibition by the American artist at the Simon Lee Gallery in London. It looks like it’ll be a really nice show. I wish London was a little closer to Australia The large ink drawings were completed by the artist over a six month period. My intention with this body of work was to explore the extreme possibilities of ink on paper. I used the medium to create transparent layers of colors. I thought of Rothko at times and his overlapping…
  • A Look Back at Art News Blog

    Dion
    9 Jan 2014 | 10:53 pm
    I can’t believe how quickly 2013 flew by! I’m glad it has gone though as it was possibly my shittiest year yet. I didn’t paint much of value, I had a pile of family problems, financial problems, health problems, and my dad passed away, so I say good riddance to 2013, you sucked! I’m looking forward to making 2014 a much better year Just looking back at Art News Blog before I move forward. I finally started posting again in June after a 3 year pause and then I almost stopped posting again in November when my dad was sick, so there’s not much of a year to review,…
  • George Bush Paintings

    Dion
    19 Dec 2013 | 3:38 am
    President George W. Bush was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about the opening of the Bush library and to give the talkshow host a portrait painting. Apart from finding it funny that George W. Bush would open a library named after himself, I found him to be quite charming.. just as many mass killers are. Here’s some funny comments from the last Bush paintings post I made.. Anonymous says: Wow, you’re an ass. Stick to the paintings. No one care what else you think. Jason says: Get a life Dion. You wonder why you have very few, of any, followers. LOL Doramin says:…
 
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  • Mapplethorpe: Very Eighties

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    At a certain point as I was walking around the Mapplethorpe exhibition I thought, “You know something? I really don’t like Robert Mapplethorpe.” This was during the first half of the show where most of the work was in his "nude portraiture" mode. I mean, I can appreciate the formality of it all—the lines and triangles, neat, original compositions, the sculptural references. But there’s just something in the gelatin-silver-shininess of it; it all seems too slick, too polished, and too self-consciously artistic, in a quasi-Athenaesque type manner (if anyone…
  • Affordable Art Fair: Critic's Picks

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Escaping winter hibernation where our nests were barren with the winter blues (this year was particularly icy), New York City is kicking off its spring art season this month with a troupe of openings, events, festivals and fairs to activate our senses and reignite our passions. One of our fan favorites so far was the opening of The Affordable Art Fair (preview night: April 2nd, 2014) to a crowded audience of art aficionados. The AAF boasts contemporary eye candy with a grab-n-go price tag to make the art market  accessible for the other 99% of us. 1. FLOYD P. STANLEY ARTSTAR, New York…
  • There Are Metaphors Everywhere: Heather Phillipson, Art Brussels SOLO Projects

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Can art speak for itself? Heather Phillipson's voice is the deadpan monotone to hyper coloured installations and playfully bizarre videos: the ironic, non-plussed commentary to match the over-saturated, sardonic simulacra of our now everyday existence. Her voice accompanies us in the first-person, along with the sounds of dreamy love songs, navigating the open-ended narrative, through Freudian slips and homophones. For Phillipson, language is paramount; her other vocation, as a poet, confirms this. Her voice is the crucial element to the work, so ArtSlant asked her to select five of her works…
  • Surf's Up! Raymond Pettibon's Surfers Take Manhattan

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Presently, the walls of the Venus Over Manhattan gallery are covered in every oceanic shade of blue, aqua, and green, drenching the concrete space with waves of intense cool. More than forty frames—some larger than chalkboards, some the size of table menus—fill Are Your Motives Pure?, an exhibition comprised solely of the surfer paintings Raymond Pettibon has made since 1985. Somewhere in the all the watery pigments small figures make their way across massive curls. Poised and up against enormity, Pettibon’s surfers suggest the exhibition is as much a testament to human (and…
  • Portrait of the collector as a producer

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Much has been said about the so-called “Belgian collector.” For captains of industry and local dentists alike, collecting contemporary art almost seems to be part of the Belgian DNA—which explains why the country is reputed for having the highest concentration of art collectors per square kilometer. Yet, as more and more Parisian collectors make the move to Brussels, the Belgian collector is becoming increasingly French. In addition to Art Brussels’ Portrait of the Collector as a Work of Art, the strong presence of collectors in Belgium—and their growing French…
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  • Science Fiction: New Death

    Regine
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Inspired by the work of J.G. Ballard, our story looks to the bleak, man-made landscapes of the future and asks: What happens when virtual environments become indistinguishable from reality? Will our global culture allow us to choose where to live, and who will stop us? What will we do with knowledge that becomes freely available to all? continue
  • Crystal forming robots

    Regine
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    The crystal forming robots are a physical simulation of a growth process, similar to the growth of crystal structures. Each robot operates autonomously and is driven by the light of the overhead projector... continue
  • Datascape. What you see may not be what you get

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

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

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

  • Five Questions: Celebrating The First Lady of Song’s Birthday

    Jeff
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    The American Art Museum is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday, April 25, with a special tribute concert in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs coordinator, spoke with Fran Morris Rosman, the executive director of The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation in Los Angeles about the upcoming event and Ella Fitzgerald's legacy. Ella Fitzgerald, Watercolor by Sharon B. Maguire Eye Level: Some people may not know that Ella Fitzgerald created a charitable foundation. Can you tell us a little about the Foundation? Fran Morris Rosman: Sadly, Ella had a very difficult…
  • Smithsonian Horticulturalists Talk About American Art's Flora

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

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

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

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

    Whitney Kimball
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Madrid-based industrial designer and art director Emilio Gomariz has appeared before on GIF of the Day, and that’s because his approach to GIFS is like none other. “RGB Landscapes” are part of a series of 52 windy GIFs made with a symphony of RGB dashes. You can’t experience them in their full horizontal-scroll glory on WordPress, so if you like what you see here, you gotta check out his site.
  • Another Housing Solution: Fill the Apartments

    Whitney Kimball
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Image courtesy of http://javiersoriano.com Report confirms the poor are fucked. Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a report on New York City’s crazy rents, and found that prices have risen by 75 percent since 2000, making it virtually unlivable for people making $40k or less. (Donate!) Annoyingly, in an interview with Crain’s, Stringer declined to blame Bloomberg policies, but simply acknowledged that “Some of the data is obviously chilling.” As a part of the solution, the report recommends reforming the rent regulation system. Stringer has also mentioned Bill de Blasio’s plan…
  • DUMBO Arts Festival Open Call

    Sponsors
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Kyle Goen, “Who’s Chelsea Manning?” (2013) (Photo courtesy DUMBO Arts Festival and Jane Kratochvil Photography) Join us in DUMBO, September 26, 27, and 28, for the 18th annual DUMBO Arts Festival! Open Call deadline is May 15, 2014. Apply now! The DUMBO Arts Festival is the single largest free art event in New York City, bringing innovative artwork to a diverse audience and providing a career-making platform for artists from around the world. Founded in 1997 as the Art Under the Bridge Festival, the three-day happening was initially established as a grass roots artists’…
  • Net Neutrality Is Finished

    Paddy Johnson
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Say goodbye to net neutrality. Three months after a federal appeals court struck down the agency rules intended to guarantee a neutral Internet, the F.C.C. has shifted its position on the matter, now supporting “fast lanes” for Internet traffic. That means that companies like Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner can charge higher rates for faster services. From our end, this doesn’t look very good. For one thing, as Delara Derkhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union points out: “It leaves consumers at the mercy of a handful of cable and phone providers that can give preferential…
  • We Went to Soho: Dust Motes and Homoerotica

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Richard Wentworth, “Istanbul,” 2006. Image courtesy of Peter Freeman Gallery. Richard Wentworth: motes to self Charlotte Poseneske: Early Works  Peter Freeman, 140 Grand Street Both shows run through May 31 What’s on view: A series of sparse Ab/Ex-looking minimal drawings and paintings from the 1950s and 1960s (Charlotte Poseneske); photographs of fences, grates, urban detritus made strange pinned up on the walls, and lined up on long work tables (Richard Wentworth) Whitney: Charlotte Poseneske was famous, which I think explains the extra-lite handful of sketchy paintings. You…
 
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  • Delight Someone (Everyone)

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I had the joy of hearing Senga Nengudi talk about her art. We were at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in a gallery surrounded by the work. Nengudi makes soft installations and sculptures from pantyhose. It started when she was living in a small space in New York and decided on a medium that would fit into her purse. She warmed everyone in the room with her gentle, generous spirit and big smile. Senga Nengudi (center) responds to questions from curators of her exhibitions. When we (about 100 of us) were getting ready to leave, Nengudi said she wanted to give us a…
  • Save Time with Consistent Naming Conventions

    Alyson Stanfield
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    One of the best ways to save time on your computer is to be consistent when naming your files. It not only saves you time, but will be imperative when (not if) you bring someone in to help you expand your art business. It makes no sense to hire an assistant only to spend half of your time trying to find things in the computer for your assistant. Your file names should be so clear that your office or studio assistant can find what they need without bothering you. Last week, Karin, our Client Happiness Officer, was trying to find something in our fancy-pants customer software. She gently, and…
  • Tweekly for April 19, 2014

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

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

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

    Zachary Kaplan
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General admission tickets to the 5th Anniversary edition of Rhizome's Seven on Seven program, returning to the New Museum on May 3, are sold out. Missed your chance to buy tickets? Live somewhere other than New York City? Worry not—you can still join this celebration of art and tech.   Everyone, anywhere: we'll be live-streaming the entire event via the front page of rhizome.org, 12-6pm EST on May 3. Don't miss artists Kari Altmann, Ian Cheng, Simon Denny, Holly Herndon, Kevin McCoy, Hannah Sawtell, and Frances Stark, and technologists Nick Bilton, Anil Dash, Jen Fong-Adwent, David…
  • Retweeting Fiction

    Brendan Byrne
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    New York City. Photograph by Teju Cole, via Flickr. On the morning of January 8th, Teju Cole published a fiction in the form of 33 tweets, each posted from the account of a different "collaborator," and then retweeted sequentially by Cole. Titled "Hafiz," it took three hours and fifteen minutes to be published. Like most of Cole's experiments in Twitter publishing, it generated much more social media heat than actual critique. (There are a few notable exceptions.) But "Hafiz," both as a story and presentation, is worth examining, as it is both the closest @tejucole has come to Teju Cole's…
  • The Image of a Storm Cloud

    Gene McHugh
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    The following is a fictionalized account of the opening of Jon Rafman's You Are Standing in an Open Field, which was on view from Sept 12 - Oct 26, 2013 at Zach Feuer Gallery in New York.  "Zach Feuer's on 22nd Street," said Thor. He looked up from his iPhone and pointed downtown. "That sounds right," said Zoe. "A really even number. I can picture it on their website." Zoe nodded and then coughed. I shrugged and joined them—Thor, Zoe, and my girlfriend Ann. Thor leaned over his phone. Thor was a tall man, handsome with thick eyebrows. At twenty-two, he was a decade younger than me. Zoe,…
  • Artist Profile: Michael Manning

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

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

  • Levelling

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Entourage"

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

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

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

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

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

    tom moody
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
  • thoughts on the new twitter profile design in tweet form

    tom moody
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    here we go again, twitter pretends that the change to a new format is optional before making it permanent if your profile had a precise count of tweets you've faved and photos/videos you've linked to it would be so much better steadily deleting tweets with links to youtubes - i didn't sign on for some twitter exec's convergence fantasy dear twitter: i do not choose to use the new profile / twitter: ha ha ha ha ha ha new twitter profile's prioritization of tweets by font size based on favs/retweets is ugly and presumptuous knew it was only a matter of time before twitter started posting fav…
  • red plant

    tom moody
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    hat tips peur, the scientific GIF community, dump.fm and OIE
  • diagonally sinking blobs

    tom moody
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    hat tips peur, the scientific GIF community, dump.fm and OIE
  • as go the quotes, so goes the GIF theory

    tom moody
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    A few more thoughts on Paddy Johnson's essay for Artnet: Will Galleries and Museums Ever Embrace Animated GIF Art?. As noted in an update to the previous post, Johnson didn't do well to rely so heavily on quotes from Andrew Benson, a GIF maker coming out of the film community (as opposed to the art community). His statements such as "I feel like there’s not a good way to view [GIFs] in the gallery setting” and that a web browser is “a pretty terrible art viewing context” are highly debatable. Johnson knows that Aron Namenwirth, Marcin Ramocki, Paul Slocum, Sally McKay, Lorna Mills,…
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  • Museums of Art

    Dennis
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    There has been some debate about museum design recently. The discussion ranges from MOMA's impending sacrifice of the lamb, to the anticipation of the New Whitney Museum and if they might have learned something about the needs of exhibition...
  • stepped back and aloft

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

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

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

    Dennis
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    buoyantly from the depths 2014 #446 18"x12"...
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  • Matisse’s cut-outs: Carving into colour

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

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “Sources reported that Vänskä was hired on a two-year contract to rebuild the orchestra. Vänskä held the post for 10 years before resigning last October during the longest labor dispute in the history of U.S. orchestras. His previous contract extended through 2015.”
  • Warhol’s Lost Home Computer Art (Yes, On A Commodore Amiga) Found

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    “The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. They were only discovered and rescued from their obsolete format thanks to the chance viewing of a YouTube clip.”
  • What Scientists Learned From A 115-Year-Old Woman: The Possible Limits To Human Life?

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    “In the twilight of her life, about two-thirds of the white blood cells remaining in her body at death originated from just two stem cells, implying that most or all of the blood stem cells she started life with had already burned out and died.”
  • Jeffrey Kahane Resigns As Music Director Of LA Chamber Orchestra

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    “Kahane, 57, is the ensemble’s fifth music director since the group was founded in 1968. He assumed his post in 1997. The conductor, who is an L.A. native and currently lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., is also an accomplished pianist and continues to perform and conduct with ensembles around the world.”
  • Ben Heppner Retires From Singing

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    “At his peak during the 1990s, Heppner was in demand around the world as one of the few tenors able to succeed in the demanding heroic tenor roles of German opera, as well as in Italian works such as Verdi’s Otello and Puccini’s Turandot.”
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  • Vaccines: thoughts in spring

    Alice
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    By Janet R. Gilsdorf Every April, when the robins sing and the trees erupt in leaves, I think of Brad — of the curtain wafting through his open window, of the sounds of his iron lung from within, of the heartache of his family. Brad and I grew up at a time when worried mothers barred their children from swimming pools, the circus, and the Fourth of July parade for fear of paralysis. It was constantly on everyone’s minds, cast a shadow over all summertime activities. In spite of the caution, Brad got polio — bad polio, which further terrorized our mothers. It still haunts me. If,…
  • An intriguing, utterly incomplete history of Louis Armstrong

    OwenK
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, honoring an original American art form. Across the United States and the world, jazz lovers are introducing people to the history and heritage of jazz as well as extraordinary contemporary acts. To celebrate, here are eight songs from renowned jazz singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong‘s catalog, along with some lesser-known facts about the artist. Heebie Jeebies (1926) One of Armstrong’s first recordings as bandleader was a series of singles released under the name Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, which were later regarded as a watershed moment in…
  • New perspectives on the history of publishing

    Alice
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    There is a subtle shift occurring in the examination of the history of the book and publishing. Historians are moving away from a history of individuals towards a new perspective grounded in social and corporate history. From A History of Cambridge University Press to The Stationers’ Company: A History to the new History of Oxford University Press, the development of material texts is set in a new context of institutions. The University processes in fron of the Sheldonian Theatre and Clarendon Printing House, 1733 (William Williams, Oxonia depicta, plate 6). Recently, Dr Adam Smyth,…
  • Mini maestro mystifies me

    Charley James
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Siu-Lan Tan Sometimes you think you can explain something, and then it turns out you really can’t. This remarkable video was posted last year but only went viral in the US in the last few weeks, approaching 5 million hits in a short time. When I first saw it, I was immediately enchanted. Click here to view the embedded video. Dubbed by the press as ‘the Mini Maestro’ (although to be correct, she would be a maestra), the video shows little Lara Glozou with a church choir in Kyrgyzstan. She’s the young daughter of one of the choir members and often attends rehearsal.
  • The amoeba in the room

    Kirsty
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Nicholas P. Money The small picture is the big picture and biologists keep missing it. The diversity and functioning of animals and plants has been the meat and potatoes of most natural historians since Aristotle, and we continue to neglect the vast microbial majority. Before the invention of the microscope in the seventeenth century we had no idea that life existed in any form but the immediately observable. This delusion was swept away by Robert Hooke, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, and other pioneers of optics who found that tiny forms of life looked a lot like the cells that comprise our own…
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  • 3X

    Martin
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Roberta Smith says James Franco sucks but instead why doesn't she just shut up about him... it's the third review she has given him. Waste of space. Two full reviews of George Bush paintings too. Roberta Smith on James Franco 8/19/2010.Roberta Smith on James Franco 11/18/2011.Roberta Smith on James Franco 4/22/2014. Thanks Roberta.
  • Paint!

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

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

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

    Martin
    4 Jul 2013 | 7:07 pm
     Kylie Heidenheimer, at Galerie Gris, in Hudson. Closes 7/15.not sure if he has a website yet, it's a new gallery... at 621 Warren... same street as John Davis The previous show was Marina Adams.... I missed that show but got some good photos of her work in the back... will post soon. Kylie Heidenheimer 
 
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  • New York – Leigh Ledare at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Through April 26th, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Leigh Ledare, An Invitation: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (2012) Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash On view through April 26th at Mitchell-Innes & Nash is Leigh Ledare’s new exhibition, articulating socially issues commonly held as taboo or obscene through a wide spectrum of mediums including archival materials, text, film and photography. Famous for his photography series, [...]
  • New York – Julian Schnabel: “Flag Painting” at Karma, through April 26th 2014

    emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Julian Schnabel, Flag Paintings, via Art Observed Currently on view at Karma on Great Jones Street in New York is an exhibition of new work by American artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, featuring spray and ink painted flags Schnabel found and has used as a canvas, changing the meaning of the symbols and questioning nationalistic, [...]
  • New York Times Examines History and Fate of Repatriated Artworks

    D. Creahan
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The New York Times looks at the results of returning treasured art works to their countries of origin, and examines the varying levels of prominence or neglect these works often reach once returned.  “It’s not the same with music, it’s not the same with film, it’s not the same with literature — but when it [...]
  • Daniel Loeb Urges Sotheby’s Shareholders to Support Him in Newest Open Letter

    D. Creahan
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Another letter from Third Point’s Daniel Loeb attacks Sotheby’s for failing to acknowledge the strength of his choices for board seats at the auction house.  ”We are convinced that having an owner’s perspective in the boardroom yields better results, that this board is in dire need of fresh insights, and that our candidates are more qualified [...]
  • The Curatorial Challenges of Sigmar Polke’s Potato-Based Works

    D. Creahan
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    The current Sigmar Polke retrospective at MoMA has posed interesting challenges to curators, namely how to maintain the artist’s Potato House (Kartoffelhaus) and Potato Drawing (Kartoffelzeichnung), which both incorporate real potatoes as a symbol of post-war Germany, and which are also subject to the tubers’ potential to decay.  “The potatoes are allowed to sprout,” says MoMA curatorial [...]
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  • A Breaking Bad vs Street Fighter Animated Short Film

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    That little guy up on that cliff there is one of the most passionate photographers I’ve ever met. His name is Ian Ruhter and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re already familiar with his Silver and Light project that’s seen his life savings become an old delivery truck / giant mobile camera. If this is news to you watch this, and this, and read about the time I met him in Vancouver. Ian’s latest film sees him, and his co-conspirators Lane and Will, return to Yosemite a year and a half after what Ian calls his biggest failure in his life.
  • Robin Friend

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Photos from Qatar by photographer Robin Friend. View the whole post: Robin Friend over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • A-Z of Dance, Finger Tutting, Memphis Jookin’

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Jacob Sutton directs this highly entertaining alphabetical catalog of dance moves on the streets of LA, featuring dancers like Lil Buck and Nicole the Pole. I especially loved the finger tutting and the memphis jookin’ (seen above). Watch “A-Z of Dance” below! View the whole post: A-Z of Dance, Finger Tutting, Memphis Jookin’ over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Ahndraya Parlato

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    Photos from “Towards An Uncertain Sight”, a series by Ahndraya Parlato. View the whole post: Ahndraya Parlato over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Mo Costello

    Jeff
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
        “Vitamins For Troubled Hearts”, photo series by photographer Mo Costello. View the whole post: Mo Costello over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Andy Warhol’s Digital Art

    Dion
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Andy Warhol Museum has released a few recently discovered digital images by the pop artist. Warhol created them on his Commodore Amiga computer back in 1985. The computer company commissioned Andy to do some works to show off the Commodore’s graphic arts capabilities. Among the images are doodles, Warhol classics like the soup can, a banana, portraits of Marilyn Monroe, and various photographs.  Apparently the obsolete formatting of the files on the various floppy discs prevented the works from being seen previously. Andy Warhol, Andy2, 1985, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the…
  • Emil Nolde Retrospective

    Dion
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:01 am
    An Emile Nolde retrospective will open on the 5th of March at the Städel Museum in Germany. 140 works by the German Expressionist artist will be on show. They’ll include paintings, watercolors and prints with a focus on his early and late works. This will be the first Nolde retrospective in Germany for 25 years. “Hardly any other Classical Modern artist has been so manifoldly discussed and is as omnipresent in German museums as Emil Nolde. On the basis of current research results, the retrospective will shed new light on one of the world’s most well-known artists, whose oeuvre…
  • George Condo Drawings at Skarstedt London

    Dion
    8 Feb 2014 | 5:19 am
    George Condo will be showing a group of new works on paper at the Skarstedt Gallery in London from the 11th of February. It will coincide with a painting exhibition by the American artist at the Simon Lee Gallery in London. It looks like it’ll be a really nice show. I wish London was a little closer to Australia The large ink drawings were completed by the artist over a six month period. My intention with this body of work was to explore the extreme possibilities of ink on paper. I used the medium to create transparent layers of colors. I thought of Rothko at times and his overlapping…
  • A Look Back at Art News Blog

    Dion
    9 Jan 2014 | 10:53 pm
    I can’t believe how quickly 2013 flew by! I’m glad it has gone though as it was possibly my shittiest year yet. I didn’t paint much of value, I had a pile of family problems, financial problems, health problems, and my dad passed away, so I say good riddance to 2013, you sucked! I’m looking forward to making 2014 a much better year Just looking back at Art News Blog before I move forward. I finally started posting again in June after a 3 year pause and then I almost stopped posting again in November when my dad was sick, so there’s not much of a year to review,…
  • George Bush Paintings

    Dion
    19 Dec 2013 | 3:38 am
    President George W. Bush was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about the opening of the Bush library and to give the talkshow host a portrait painting. Apart from finding it funny that George W. Bush would open a library named after himself, I found him to be quite charming.. just as many mass killers are. Here’s some funny comments from the last Bush paintings post I made.. Anonymous says: Wow, you’re an ass. Stick to the paintings. No one care what else you think. Jason says: Get a life Dion. You wonder why you have very few, of any, followers. LOL Doramin says:…
 
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  • The Grift Economy

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

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “Sources reported that Vänskä was hired on a two-year contract to rebuild the orchestra. Vänskä held the post for 10 years before resigning last October during the longest labor dispute in the history of U.S. orchestras. His previous contract extended through 2015.”
  • Warhol’s Lost Home Computer Art (Yes, On A Commodore Amiga) Found

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    “The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. They were only discovered and rescued from their obsolete format thanks to the chance viewing of a YouTube clip.”
  • What Scientists Learned From A 115-Year-Old Woman: The Possible Limits To Human Life?

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    “In the twilight of her life, about two-thirds of the white blood cells remaining in her body at death originated from just two stem cells, implying that most or all of the blood stem cells she started life with had already burned out and died.”
  • Jeffrey Kahane Resigns As Music Director Of LA Chamber Orchestra

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    “Kahane, 57, is the ensemble’s fifth music director since the group was founded in 1968. He assumed his post in 1997. The conductor, who is an L.A. native and currently lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., is also an accomplished pianist and continues to perform and conduct with ensembles around the world.”
  • Ben Heppner Retires From Singing

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    “At his peak during the 1990s, Heppner was in demand around the world as one of the few tenors able to succeed in the demanding heroic tenor roles of German opera, as well as in Italian works such as Verdi’s Otello and Puccini’s Turandot.”
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  • Cut-out graphics for cut-out show

    Mark Sinclair
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Visitors to Tate Modern can't fail to miss the subject of the gallery's latest blockbuster thanks to some supergraphics created by Cartlidge Levene. A timelapse film shows how the studio's largest signage to date was applied to the gallery for the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition – while Ian Cartlidge explains how they made it... Henri Matisse's 'cut-outs', created during the last years of his life, have been brought together in London for the first time in fifty years. Cut from coloured and painted-over paper, the work has a playful, child-like quality but was derived from a process Matisse…
  • Six New Ads To Watch

    Eliza Williams
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Today's advertising round-up features campaigns for Powerade, the NHL Playoffs, and the Renaissance Photography Prize as well as charity ads for the National Austism Society and St John Ambulance. We open, however, with an amusing anti-bullying spot from VH1... A funny take on a serious subject, the ad is set to a soundtrack of I Will Survive, and features a number of picked-on kids who are already plotting how they will wreak their revenge post-school and in the world of work. Agency: Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi; ECDs: Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin; Creative directors: Juan Pablo Lufrano,…
  • An interview with Von

    Rachael Steven
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Illustrator Von's latest solo exhibition, Elsewhere, opens at KK Outlet in London next week. We spoke to the artist about the show, his creative influences and balancing commercial and personal work... Based in London, Von studied illustration and animation at Kingston University and set up his own studio, HelloVon, in 2006. He's since produced work for Nike, Selfridges, Penguin, the New Yorker and the Paralympic Games and has exhibited fine art work in London, New York and Los Angeles, including the beautiful graphite and pencil series Animals and Semblance, a collection of portraits…
  • Pick Me Up 2014 opens at Somerset House

    Rachael Steven
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Graphic art fair Pick Me Up opened at London’s Somerset House last night. As usual, there's far too much on show to cover in a single blog post, but here’s a look at a few things that caught our eye...This year’s event is open until May 5. Part exhibition, part craft fair, it features work by both new and established artists and the programme includes daily workshops and demonstrations. Downstairs is a gallery showcasing work from this year's Selects, four of which - Carine Brancowitz, Lynnie Zulu, Ed Cheverton and Thibaud Herem - were featured in our February illustration issue.
  • Warhol digital artworks found on floppy disks from 1985

    Mark Sinclair
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    Andy Warhol, Andy2, 1985, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum A team from Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club in the US has found a series of previously unknown digital artworks created by Andy Warhol for Amiga Computers in 1985 and stored on floppy disks... The team consisting of artists, computing experts, and museum professionals discovered 12 experiments by Warhol on disks stored in the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum. According to the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI) at CMU, the artworks were a result of a…
 
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    ArtsJournal

  • Breaking: Minnesota Orchestra Rehires Osmo Vanska

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “Sources reported that Vänskä was hired on a two-year contract to rebuild the orchestra. Vänskä held the post for 10 years before resigning last October during the longest labor dispute in the history of U.S. orchestras. His previous contract extended through 2015.”
  • Warhol’s Lost Home Computer Art (Yes, On A Commodore Amiga) Found

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    “The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. They were only discovered and rescued from their obsolete format thanks to the chance viewing of a YouTube clip.”
  • What Scientists Learned From A 115-Year-Old Woman: The Possible Limits To Human Life?

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    “In the twilight of her life, about two-thirds of the white blood cells remaining in her body at death originated from just two stem cells, implying that most or all of the blood stem cells she started life with had already burned out and died.”
  • Jeffrey Kahane Resigns As Music Director Of LA Chamber Orchestra

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    “Kahane, 57, is the ensemble’s fifth music director since the group was founded in 1968. He assumed his post in 1997. The conductor, who is an L.A. native and currently lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., is also an accomplished pianist and continues to perform and conduct with ensembles around the world.”
  • Ben Heppner Retires From Singing

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    “At his peak during the 1990s, Heppner was in demand around the world as one of the few tenors able to succeed in the demanding heroic tenor roles of German opera, as well as in Italian works such as Verdi’s Otello and Puccini’s Turandot.”
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    MAKING A MARK

  • Interviews with six RHS Botanical Art Gold Medal Winners (2014)

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    This year there were six botanical artists who won RHS Gold Medals at the Royal Horticultural Society's Botanical Art Show last week. This post has interviews with all six. Hye Woo Shin (Korea) -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The One Show Summer Art Competition - another way exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts

    Katherine Tyrrell
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Details of the The One Show Summer Art Competition have been published. This year, if selected, your work could be hung in an exhibition in the Reynolds Room at the Royal Academy at the same time as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 10 tips for being an artist

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Suzanne du Toit, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2013, has written an article for the BBC on her top 10 tips for being an artist. They're not just about being a portrait artist. Indeed a botanical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 21st April 2014 - Who's made a mark?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    This is the first of my "Who's made a mark" posts in a while.  It's a round-up of my posts on this blog and on Facebook PLUS it's interspersed with other news I've noticed as I get back to more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Grayson Perry on television in 2014

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

  • Message to the MFA class of 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    This year I curated "Possible as a Pair of Shoes," the Brooklyn College MFA thesis exhibition, which opens this Friday at Show Room in Gowanus. On Saturday, May 3, 3-6 pm, I'll be hosting a Curator's Afternoon at the gallery, so please stop by and join the conversation. The exhibition title is borrowed from "Description," a 2012 poem by Christopher Stackhouse:Click for full story / links
  • Art and Social Media Symposium @ CSU Long Beach, April 27

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Please join us for an Art and Social Media Symposium organized by Marie Thibeault at California State University Long Beach, Sunday, April 27. I'll give a lecture at 2pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring Julia Schwartz, Doug Harvey, Kio Griffith, Grant Vetter, and moderated by Dane Klingaman. The event, which also includes MFA Open Studios and five gallery openings across campus, is sponsored by the Painting and Drawing Program. Should be fun. For the panel discussion I contributed a couple questions:1. I've often said that Twitter is the new smoking--instead of taking a cigarette…
  • April 22: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 22, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.Annie Lapin in "Dee Ferris, Barnaby Furnas, Annie Lapin" @ Sargent's DaughtersClick for full story / links
  • Video: Julian Schnabel, painting en plein air

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
     "View of Dawn in the Tropics," an exhibition of Julian Schnabel's paintings, made from 1989-90, never seen in NYC, is on view at Gagosian (Chelsea) through the end of May. The following video has great footage of Schnabel making mammoth paintings at his outdoor studio on Montauk. Definitely worth watching.Click for full story / links
  • Responses to "Zombie Formalism"

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

  • A Start And A Finish

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Perils of Art Licensing, and Other Legal Matters: 5 Tips on Art Business

    Lee Hammond
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I’ve been in the business of “art” for so many years, and I’ve learned a lot of things–some good, some not so good–along the way. They say that you must pay for an education, and I’ve paid dearly. And if the outgo of finances equals the level of education, I am clearly a PHD in the world of art.While I have to admit, I make a fairly decent income being an artist, the term starving artist exists for a reason. This isn’t an easy field in which to make a consistent income and to make a living simply selling my artwork is unrealistic. When I was doing a lot…
  • New Work by Ethan Murrow and Francisco Souto

    Austin R. Williams
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Two of Drawing’s favorite artists are currently holding solo exhibitions featuring terrific new work.Ethan Murrow, whose graphite drawings often depict pseudo-pioneers and adventurers embarking on strange missions or tasks, is featured in the exhibition “State Flag” at Winston Wachter, in New York City. The exhibition introduces a fascinating series of semi-allegorical drawings inspired by the mythology and history of the 50 states. The exhibition also features an impressive site-specific ballpoint pen piece drawn right on the gallery’s wall.State of Nevadaby Ethan…
  • Celebrate the Earth by Painting Landscapes

    Vanessa Wieland, Associate Online Education Manager
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Celebrate Natural Beauty in the Landscape Nothing will make you appreciate nature more than trying to capture its beauty, which is so often elusive and fleeting. You can learn three very different approaches and techniques to paint your favorite landscape scenes with Terry Harrison in Acrylics the Easy Way. Go step-by-step through each of three different landscape painting demonstrations, each taking a different approach to acrylic paints, using one like watercolor, one like oil paint, and one as a heavy impasto.From a charming spring woodland, a summer field, and finally, a thick, textured…
  • The Most Common Mistake Artists Make Is …

    Cherie Haas, Online Editor
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    I make mistakes, it’s true. I’m not a robot. I’m guessing that you, dear reader, are also susceptible to making mistakes, even if it’s just a minor rogue brushstroke that you didn’t intend on painting. Artist and author Joyce Hicks speaks to the most common mistake that beginning artists make in the introduction to her new book, Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. Her love of painting is infectious, as you’ll see in this excerpt below. I have to tell you, it was hard to decide exactly what to feature here, as her writing is as beautiful as her art.Found It in Waldport (watercolor on…
  • Scratchboard | The Itch to Draw Animal Fur

    Christine McHugh, Managing Editor
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Using blades, pen nibs, steel wool, fiberglass brushes, and sandpaper on scratchboard, you can coax furry animals into the light.By Cathy SheeterIn her June 2014 article, “The Itch to Scratch,” in The Artist’s Magazine, Cathy Sheeter explained her techniques for rendering animal coats in scratchboard and demonstrated how to create the short, smooth coat of a horse. In this online article, she shares three other demonstrations for different types of fur—that of a timber wolf, a mountain lion and a bear.Short, Clumpy Fur—Timber WolfThe Scout (timber wolf; scratchboard, 20×16) by…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Working Smaller

    Martha Marshall
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I find myself working small again, and it’s not because I don’t have the space to do really large works, but it’s more that I love little collages and little canvases. Here are two new collages, roughly 4 inches square, mounted on larger paper. They haven’t been listed in my Etsy shop yet, but will be in a day or so. Undisturbed – Collage, 4×4″ on 5×6-1/2″ Backing   Someone’s Been Here – Collage, 4×4″ on 5-1/4×7″ Backing I used to love the physicality of facing a large blank canvas and moving to music…
  • A Coffee and Collage Kind of Morning

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

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

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

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

  • The Truth about What Kind of Art Sells Best

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

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

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

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

    Barney Davey
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Four Tips on How to Sell Art to People Who Can Afford to Buy It Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. – F. Scott Fitzgerald I don’t need to tell you, there is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Caligula’s Palace by Turner

    Charley Parker
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Caligula’s Palace and Bridge, Joseph Mallord William Turner On Google Art Project. High-res downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Tate Britain. It’s paintings like this that earned Turner the appellation “Painter of Light”.
  • John Walker

    Charley Parker
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Illinois painter John Walker brings to his gallery work at least two things from his former career in illustration. One is a skilled approach to working in acrylics, a medium that sometimes does not get its due as a vehicle for representational realism in gallery art; another is a feeling for the narrative element in his portraiture. There is always a sense of story behind Walker’s expressive portraits, a suggestion that there is more to the moment than a simple pose. On his website you will find galleries of current and archived work, that includes some landscape paintings, as well as…
  • Henri Martin

    Charley Parker
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    After working for a time in a more traditional style, and through a period in which he experimented with Symboism, French painter Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin eventually settled on a style that is generally considered Divisionism, an offshoot of French Impressionism associated with Pointillism. Like Pointillism, Divisionism was concerned, even more than Impressionism, with the placement of pure dabs of color (or dots, in the case of Pointillism) in arrangements that would optically mix in the viewer’s eye, as opposed to intermediate colors being mixed on the palette. Divisionism was…
  • Eye Candy for Today: etching after Burne-Jones

    Charley Parker
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Cumaean Sibyl, etching and drypoint by Charles-Albert Waltner from a drawing by Edward Burne-Jones. An example of an etching designed by one artist and executed by another, as was common practice in the 19th century. Original is in the Metropolitan Museum of art. Image size is roughly 17×7 inches (44x17cm).
  • Vladimir Gvozdeff

    Charley Parker
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Vladimir Gvozdeff is an artist from (if I’m not mistaken) Slovenia, who works in both two and three dimensional media, often combining them in the same work. On his website, I found two series of particular interest. One is of mechanisms — clockwork animals drawn out as plans in various stages of finish. These are sometimes presented in elaborate frames, or even more elaborate assemblages, that combine the drawings with various mechanical and pseudo-mechanical objects, like keys, buttons, gears, wheels, calipers, slide-rules and various measuring instruments. The effect is one of…
 
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • TONIGHT! Earth Night in the Garden

    ArtPlantae Today
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Earth Night in the Garden Landscapes Southern California Style 450 E. Alessandro Blvd. c/o Alessandro Blvd and Mission Grove Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3-7 PM Celebrate Earth Day and water efficiency at this very popular community event in Riverside’s Mission Grove neighborhood. Lady bug releases, raffles and lots of hands-on learning with ArtPlantae and many […]
  • Botanical Illustration at Lake Mead Visitor Center

    ArtPlantae Today
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    This weekend Donald Davidson, the Traveling Artist for the National Park Service, will lead an introductory class in botanical illustration at Lake Mead Visitor Center near Boulder City, Nevada. Botanical Watercolor Saturday April 26th Sunday April 27th 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Donald Davidson is a known watercolor artist, painting the plants of National Parks, […]
  • The Weird, Wild & Wonderful World of Plants

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

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

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

  • Should artists be able to pay taxes with artwork?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Boulders, Works of Art or Something More Important?

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

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

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

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

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

  • (Cool) Progeny Interview

    Shadra
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Last weekend I was interviewed by (cool) progeny.com to help spread the word about this year’s upcoming African American Book Fair at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. I really enjoyed this interview because I had a chance to offer some advice to young artists on finding the resources (specifically in Baltimore) they need to develop their skills. Many thanks to Heather for the wonderful interview and snazzy title design. I love it. I hope to see you at the museum!
  • We’re nearing 500!

    Shadra
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    I am crawling over the finish line with my next book, Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby, to be published by Lee & Low Books! It has been a loooooooong haul with this one, with a few stops and starts in between, but I am almost done. In Craftsy news, today my class was voted the BEST CLASS of 2014! Hot damn! Thank you to everyone who has taken the class. If you enjoy watching the videos and following along (hopefully) as much as I enjoyed making them, then we both win! Please share your thoughts in the review section and spread the word. You can buy the class today at 60% off! To…
  • Tae and Sha

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

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

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

  • "A Study in Color Yellow"

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

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

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

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

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

  • Art Underwater – An Interview with Photographer Michele Davino

    Karin Maraney
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Underwater Photography World Champion Michele Davino takes his art as seriously as you would expect from the holder of that title and numerous other awards – but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to enjoy his work! Find out more about how Michele takes his gorgeous images in the challenging underwater environment in this interview – and check out more of his work on ARTmine. If you’re in New York, visit Agora Gallery April 22 – May 13 to see these stunning photographs in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. Michele Davino, Christmas…
  • Exhibition: Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

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

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

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

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

  • Review: Imaging/Imagining: The Body as Art/Smart Museum of Art

    Art Editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Representations of the human body can never exist apart from the cultures and technologies that produce them. Two physicians—Mindy Schwartz and Brian Callender— mined the University of Chicago’s impressive collections to produce a compelling history of anatomical and medical imaging. Their findings stress the idea that medical illustrations are products of collaboration between physicians […]
  • Portrait of the Artist: John Preus

    Art Editor
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    John Preus has brought into being a “Beast” at the Hyde Park Art Center; a two-story, wooden construction shaped in the form of a bull and designed to swallow incoming visitors into its large hollow belly. This massive site-specific installation, modeled after the grand interiors of a cathedral structure and composed mostly of old furniture […]
  • Review: SpotLight/Elmhurst Art Museum

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

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

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

  • Want some free advice about art licensing? I’m now offering 15 minute sessions through Google Helpouts

    Tara Reed
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    New technology never ceases to amaze me!  Google not only has “Hangouts” but they now have “Helpouts”.  Helpouts are like Hangouts in that they are done as live video chats but they are a way for people to get access to experts in a wide variety of fields and ask for help. I went through the process and have been approved to offer Helpouts on the topic of art licensing. I am offering any artist a 15 minute free session to ask a question, get clarification on a topic or issue or to figure out if the Art Licensing Academy might be a good next step for their business.
  • Some do’s, don’ts and suggestions for walking the SURTEX show

    Tara Reed
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    SURTEX is coming! SURTEX is coming! (Say it fast enough and it can morph into “the circus is coming” and honestly – it can be that too!) Lots and lots of creative people will be descending on New York City for the show which takes place from May 18-20, 2014. Manufacturers and retailers will be coming to find art for their products. Artists will be coming to exhibit in their booths. Agents will have booths too and represent all the artists in their roster. Many artists will also be coming to check out the show, to take classes and learn more and to decide if they too, might…
  • Everything you can imagine…

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

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

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

  • Equality

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    EQUALITY  2014
  • Stripes

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

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

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

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    LOVE Acryl, Leinwand  40 x 40 cm  2014
 
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  • Weekend Music Playlist 18

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

  • Jimmy Page

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Edlen
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:09 pm
    You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are.
 
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  • Soulful Manifestations :: Aakriti Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tara Reed
    9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago I was introduced to the idea of choosing a word – ideally a verb – to serve as a focus for the year.  In the past I’ve chosen CREATE and LEARN… I’ve finally decided on my word for 2014 and have chosen RELEASE. I’m excited that I found this typewriter key that I bought years ago with the plan to turn it into jewelry.  It has been sitting, waiting, in my drawer.  I am determined to find a way to make it happen so I have a very real and physical reminder of my intention.  I plan to release the margins and the heart of things that keep me…
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  • Want some free advice about art licensing? I’m now offering 15 minute sessions through Google Helpouts

    Tara Reed
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    New technology never ceases to amaze me!  Google not only has “Hangouts” but they now have “Helpouts”.  Helpouts are like Hangouts in that they are done as live video chats but they are a way for people to get access to experts in a wide variety of fields and ask for help. I went through the process and have been approved to offer Helpouts on the topic of art licensing. I am offering any artist a 15 minute free session to ask a question, get clarification on a topic or issue or to figure out if the Art Licensing Academy might be a good next step for their business.
  • Some do’s, don’ts and suggestions for walking the SURTEX show

    Tara Reed
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    SURTEX is coming! SURTEX is coming! (Say it fast enough and it can morph into “the circus is coming” and honestly – it can be that too!) Lots and lots of creative people will be descending on New York City for the show which takes place from May 18-20, 2014. Manufacturers and retailers will be coming to find art for their products. Artists will be coming to exhibit in their booths. Agents will have booths too and represent all the artists in their roster. Many artists will also be coming to check out the show, to take classes and learn more and to decide if they too, might…
  • Everything you can imagine…

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

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

    Tara Reed
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, no one wanted to go across it.  It was the first bridge made of steel and not iron. Is was also the longest suspension bridge in the world—50% longer than any previously built. The day it opened – May 24, 1883, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed what was then the only land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn. On May 30, 1883, six days after the opening, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede, which was responsible for at least twelve people being crushed and killed. The city was left with a bit of…
 
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing. - Julia Cameron Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, Julia Cameron, pinterest, quotes
  • EBSQ Friday Five

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hrag Vartanian
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Arman Manookian, “Hawaiian Boy and Girl” (1928), oil on canvas, collection of John and Patty Dilks, on long term loan to the Honolulu Academy of Arts (from John Seed’s ‘Arman Manookian: An Armenian Artist in Hawai’i')The story of Arman Manookian, one of Hawaii’s foremost modernist painters of the 1920s and ’30s, is full of mystery and sadness. An Armenian born in cosmopolitan Constantinople during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, he was driven out of his homeland by the Armenian Genocide and eventually ended up in Hawaii, where he died by…
  • All Wrong About Lower Manhattan: Rereading Sharon Zukin

    Richard Kostelanetz
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    ‘New York’ magazine (May 28, 1984) at the Museum of Modern Art’s PAD/D Archive (photograph by Tiernan Morgan for Hyperallergic)In the course of writing The Rise and Fall of Artists’ SoHo (Routledge), I read several earlier books about lofts and artists in lower Manhattan. The most embarrassing by far, in spite of some research worth crediting, was Sharon Zukin’s Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change. The copy I have is a 1989 paperback reprint from Rutgers University Press that acknowledges only on its copyright page an earlier 1982 “cloth” edition from…
  • Warhol Computer Art Discovered on 1985 Floppy Discs

    Mostafa Heddaya
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Andy Warhol, “Andy2″ (1985) (©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum)A multidisciplinary group at Carnegie Mellon University has recovered three new digital images produced by Andy Warhol in 1985. The files were found on “Amiga floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum,” according to a news release.The discovery was precipitated by the artist Cory Arcangel, who approached the Andy Warhol Museum about their digital archive in December 2011. Per a detailed technical report on the…
  • Pussy Riot Members Will Speak at Frieze Art Fair New York

    Jillian Steinhauer
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina visit inmates on Rikers Island. (photo by City Hall photographer, courtesy Department of Corrections)Q: When you’re a human rights activist recently released from prison in Russia and advocating for reform there, where’s the best place to speak to get your message across?A: An art fair!Yes, that’s right — jailed Pussy Riot members Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova will be featured at this year’s Frieze New York talks, in conversation with The New Yorker editor David Remnick. The press release from Frieze is brief, saying…
  • No Take Out in the Country

    Steven Weinberg
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
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    Living Undone

  • Money + Strength = Power

    Cathy
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    monoprint detail _____________ If one doesn’t have abundant physical strength And money is scarce Is power still an option? I do my level best to make the financial and physical assets I have available to me go as far as I can. I wake in the morning and nudge a sluggish and often obstinate body toward a modicum of adequate functionality. Sometimes I win. Sometimes I don’t. When I can’t quite stretch my will up the hill toward the goal of participating in life as an independent, shining soul Then, I become dependent. Despondent. And I feel powerless. And ashamed. Ashamed…
  • Big, Giant Dog Love

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

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

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

    Cathy
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    This is such a slippery distinction for many but makes life far richer when known: Look here.
 
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  • How Capitalism Works

    thebrainbehind
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
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  • It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

    thebrainbehind
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Them – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (ft. Van Morrison)
  • The ideal length of everything online

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    24 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
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  • SuperShoes – tickling shoes that facilitate urban rediscovery

    thebrainbehind
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Today we immerse in our digital lives through smartphones – we use google maps to navigate to the right location, yelp to find the right restaurant and so on. We don’t get lost anymore, we don’t wander, wonder and discover. Acts of random serendipity through walking brings us back to our innate nature as explorers, walking is meditating. SuperShoes are a pair of flexible inner soles that you can flex, twist and put in any of your shoes to make them a supershoe. Each of these soles have three vibrotactile motors that tickle your toes, a capacitive pad that recognizes your…
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    thebrainbehind
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    by marcjohns
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Study Demonstrates United States Is More Oligarchy than Democracy

    Michael Ransom
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:57 a.m. DST, 24 April 2014 UNITED STATES – A 240-year-old illusion is under scrutiny, and the data is conclusive. All dogma and buzzwords aside, the United States of America operates as an Oligarchy. New empirical research disproves the idea that the U.S.is a democracy. A common response to […]
  • Captain Abandonned Ship, Leaves Hundreds of Children to Die

    Michael Ransom
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 23:38 p.m. DST, 23 April 2014 JINDO COUNTY, South Korea – Efforts once aimed at rescuing passengers aboard the downed Sewol ferry have transformed into a labored search to recover the bodies still aboard the small ship. 174 people were saved during the disaster last Wednesday, 16 April 2014, […]
  • India to Recognize Third Gender

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

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

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

    Paul Caridad
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    In the desert just outside Niland, Californina, stands a vibrant heap of color that showcases the life work of one very passionate artist. From 1984 until his death in 2014, Leonard Knight lived in a truck with no electricity or running water to manifest the message that lived in his heart as a monument for all to see. With hope and optimism, he allows his masterpiece to speak for itself, revealing the powerful message that love is the most important part of life. Never revealing the backstory of what made him stay in Niland working on this piece for so long, humble Knight seems to believe…
  • Quirky comics of secret feelings. Don’t lie… You know you’ve thought this before!

    Justin Crowe
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever been irrationally afraid of a murderer hiding in your backseat as you get into your car at night? Has someone annoyingly suggested that you “think positive” at a time when that is obviously not what you’re going to do? These universal situations that we don’t often talk about, but that everyone knows, are the basis for Molly Bishop’s comical one-liner illustrations. Go ahead, find the ones that you’ve thought about… no one will know. See Also What’s Your Secret? Candy Chang Gets Confessions These illustrations make me laugh, and I am…
  • Flashy Cars in Splashes of Colorful Marker

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who loves flashy cars and markers? Claeys Jelle is bringing these two friends together in magical ways. His renditions of lowered BMWs, speeding Porsches and classic V-dubs, are completely popping with color and a lot of splashes around the bodywork too. He’s even managed to include that Alfa Romeo Junior I’ve been lusting after. I like it. See Also Painting Beauty With A Splash Of Color The last time I considered marker and automotive interests at the same time was reading editorial pieces in the front or back of ‘70s and ‘80s car magazines. Here you could find the authors portrait…
  • Fun Shots of a Toy Plane Cruising in the Sky

    Shawn Saleme
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Varun Thota’s Instagram (@vnthota) has been blowing up recently with his series of photos hash-tagged #mytoyplane. The Macau-based web designer and developer already had an accumulation of metropolitan based images, yet his new series of him holding a toy plane in real locations have taken his creativity to new levels. See Also A Crowdsourced Film Created With Pictures From 852 Different Instagram Users Thota found the inspiration for the series after his father found a toy plane inside a chocolate Kinder Egg. He then went through Macau, Hong Kong and other vibrant Asian cities…
  • François Beaurain Puts a New, Animated Face on Liberia

    Benjamin Starr
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    French photographer François Beaurain is putting a new face on the capital city of Liberia. Here the citizens become the teeth on a turning gear, “a piece of the conveyor belt that animates the city.” All too familiar with the countries storied past, François’ gives the people a lively presence often missed by the westernized world and buried under news stories that highlight the grim and shocking. “I like taking pictures of Monrovia and I was looking for a web based project idea where I could involve local inhabitants,” François told me when I asked what inspired him to make…
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  • Cool jobs of the month

    Ian David Moss
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    A plentiful bounty this month! Multiple positions, National Endowment for the Arts Literature Director (GS-0301-14/15) Literature and Arts Education Division Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years Media Arts Director (GS-0301-14/15) Visual Arts Division Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years Director of Museums and Visual ArtsVisual Arts Division Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year Excepted Service Not to Exceed 2 Years Music & Opera Director (GS-0301-14/15) Performing…
  • Dispatches from the East: Museumscapes of Asia

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

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

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

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

    Brett Baker
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Etty Yaniv reviews the exhibition Tirtzha Bassel: The Lines Start Here is on view at Slag, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through May 11, 2014. read more
  • Gary Stephan @ Susan Inglett

    Brett Baker
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Drew Lowenstein reviews an exhibition of paintings by Gary Stephan at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, on view through April 26, 2014. Lowenstein writes: "Gary Stephan’s new paintings exude matter-of-factness about their own making that perfectly embodies the often overused term 'practice.' Stephan toys with expectations of how foreground and background are supposed to function, slyly inserting illusionistic references that undermine the order and certainty of hard edge formalist abstraction... Although we may not know what exactly is being depicted in this exhibition, in…
  • Stephen Maine: Halftone Paintings

    Brett Baker
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    James Kalm visits the exhibition Stephen Maine: Halftone Paintings at 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Kalm notes: "Having developed his vision of abstraction over more than thirty years, Maine has developed a very personal and unique method that removes his hand and habits from the paintings. With a very perceptive eye, and probing intellect, he questions every received concept and intuition of what 'abstract painting' truly is. Maine gives viewers a brief walking tour explanation through this, his latest show." read more
  • Jon Imber Remembered

    Brett Baker
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Carl Belz remembers painter Jon Imber (1950-2014), posting a 1999 essay written for an exhibition of Imber's paintings at Boston University. Considering Imber's early figure paintings, Belz notes: "The situations are conventional enough, but they are unconventionally presented. The figures look anxious and uncomfortable, they leer and grimace, their bodies awkwardly entangle one another, and their anatomies become suddenly exaggerated, appearing to have been shaped in response not to sight but to feeling. Incongruously, they are also naked, stripped and exposed like the barren…
  • Barbara Campbell Thomas @ Schulman Project

    Brett Baker
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Cara Ober reviews Barbara Campbell Thomas: World Without End at Schulman Project, Baltimore, on view through May 11, 2014. Ober writes that Thomas' works "buzz with a loose predictability that renders them charmingly familiar, yet capricious up close. As you scan their surfaces, these awkward accumulations of small proliferating shapes coalesce into dense hubs of activity, punctuated with harmonious, commercial color and small bits of collaged pattern... Thomas’s new paintings function as visual puzzles in which interlocking color-shapes build structure piece by piece, creating…
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  • Camelot Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    18 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Many beginners struggle with mixing flesh tones. I know I did when I first started painting. Remember that skin comes in a variety of colors & textures, so there is no specific formula for mixing flesh tones in portrait painting. You will have to experiment and practice, until you find the right color mixtures for any particular subject. Never purchase any pre-mixed flesh colors. When mixing your colors be careful not to over mix, which can deaden a color. Try and repeat the colors and values in your painting to create balance. When painting hair, don’t try and paint every…
 
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  • Barry McGee. Untitled, 2011. Wood, paint, electric motor. @ Heritage Auctions

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Roses in Oil

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

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

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

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

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Midnight Beauties12 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloThis is a painting of a bridal bouquet created by Bloomed to Last a Premier Design and Event Production Company, led by Professional Bridal Consultant Kristi Richardson. Bloomed to Last creates one of a kind weddings for couples getting married in the mid-central region of the east coast, including Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.A photo of the original bouquet is below. It's quite different from the other bouquet paintings I've done before in that…
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  • Crazy chemical experiments

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
      Deflecting A Water Stream With A Charged Rod Blood meets hydrogen peroxide I just came across with the site "All that is interesting" and there are so many things out of of ordinary things that I felt like sharing. Now I feel like doing these two experiments... (don't wanna cut my finger and I don't know how to make a charged rod.) You should pay them a visit because there is more crazy experiments and lots of different stuffs.
  • Why the chicken crossed the road?

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
  • Obama: “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Obama: “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag By Prof. James Petras Global Research, April 22, 2014 "During the beginning of his first term in office President Obama promised “to remake the Middle East into a region of prosperity and freedom”. Six years later the reality is totally the contrary: the Middle East is ruled by despotic regimes whose jails are overflowing with political prisoners.  The vast majority of pro-democracy activists who have been incarcerated, have been subject to harsh torture and are serving long prison sentences.  The rulers lack legitimacy,…
  • Dogs: Why are humans so difficult to please?

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    "NO! I'm not biting or chewing. I swear." "Really? She got angry at you just because you peed on the floor?"
  • To-do list

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
 
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    Art & Musings

  • I’ve almost got the cat by the tail

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chance portrait

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    In need of a motivational boost I was going back over my old sketchbooks to see how much (if) my drawings have improved. The sketchbook my hand landed on happened to contain some cafe sketching from three years ago to the day. Here's a spontaneous portrait I found of a gentleman from Rockhampton who I got chatting with. I remember not liking this drawing very much at the time. But funnily, when I stumbled upon it a second time I felt it was one of the more inspired pieces amongst a lot of pretty bad drawings.
  • Gesture drawing practice

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

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

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

    22 Feb 2014 | 11:11 pm
    After quite a lot of anxiety filled experimentation I finally came up with this piece which will serve as a compass as I finish off a long overdue collaboration with author Jennifer Poulter. You can see some more experimentation with style in this earlier post. I really liked the sparse pen & watercolour of some of those pieces, but in the end gravitated towards this more vibrant, textured look.
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  • Don’t Miss – 10 Days Only: Of Two Minds: Artists Who Do More Than One of a Kind, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT

    arttextstyle
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    This Saturday, April 26th, marks the opening of Of Two Minds: Artists Who Do More Than One of a Kind at browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT. Open for just 10 days, Of Two Minds features 25 international artists working in a a variety of media, including, glass, wood, watercolor, metal and fiber. The artists in the exhibition show remarkable range, working in different mediums, mastering different techniques and materials and creating complementary or contrasting works along the way. “Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, but the textile and mixed media artists in Of…
  • Make A Day of It: Of Two Minds and Other Art Activities in Our Area

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

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

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

    arttextstyle
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    photo by Gyöngy Laky Early in 2013, I was working in my studio in San Francisco on a commission for a collector using the beautiful small branches of deep purplish/red/brown California Manzanita.  I decided to paint the slant cut ends of each twig piece in a color. Red in life: Gyöngy calls her self a “one-color drinker.”photo by Gyöngy Laky As I began to figure out what that color might be, I also began listening to Orhan Pamuk’s captivating, fascinating, informative and suspenseful murder mystery novel set in the 16th C, My Name Is Red.  (16 discs 20.5 hrs.)…
 
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  • The Fantasy Art of Neverwinter Nights 2

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

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

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

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

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

  • Early April

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sweet Pea Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Inscrutable Gestures of Jasper Johns

    Ingrid Langston
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jasper Johns. Untitled. 2013. Ink on plastic, 27 1/2 × 36″ (69.9 × 91.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift from a private collection. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo: Jerry Thompson It caught my eye when I read last week that Jasper Johns has created a print on translucent paper for the May issue of Art in America magazine. Apparently, the print will feature several of Johns’s “signature motifs,” but the translucent paper might be considered somewhat of a signature motif in its own way. Johns has been making works on…
  • Free-for-All: Shifting Museum Strategies for the Information Age

    Amy Lehrburger
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Each year, the American Law Institute hosts approximately 250 legal scholars and practitioners from around the country for a continuing education conference called Legal Issues in Museum Administration (LIMA). Attendees are in-house counsel, registrars, private practitioners, museum directors, and students. They come together for three intense days to share their experiences working in and with museums, comparing notes and “better” practices from the legal arena. The atmosphere is collegial: presenters share draft agreements, veterans offer advice, and in many ways it feels like a reunion…
  • Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour

    Charles Silver
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Belle de Jour. 1967. France. Directed by Luis Bunuel These notes accompany screenings of Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour on April 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 2. Luis Buñuel (1900–1983) led one of the most interesting lives of any director and, consequently, the flow of his career often changed channels. Thematically, however, his films seem to adhere to an idiosyncratic personal (and highly unusual) reality. With a Jesuit upbringing and university education under his belt, Buñuel left Spain to assume his role in the Surrealist movement in Paris. His two films with Salvador Dalí (Un…
  • This Week at MoMA: April 21–27

    Carolyn Kelly
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Digging deep into art historical legacies is a prevailing theme in this week’s roundup of events at the Museum, and there’s truly someone for everyone. Whether you’re able to visit the galleries or joining us remotely, dropping in for a 60-minute tour or committing to a weekend course, it’s a great time to engage with our collection in a way you might not have considered before. Best of all, many programs are free with Museum admission. • Today (April 21) is your last chance to see Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New, an exhibition that pays tribute to the gallerist and…
  • Five for Friday: Rabbit Redux

    Jason Persse
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. With Easter just days away and spring in the air (finally), bunnies—whether as anthropomorphized egg-and-candy-delivery agents or symbols of both metaphorical and literal fecundity—are everywhere. And that’s great, because rabbits are almost criminally adorable. As I am neither farmer nor gardener nor allergy sufferer, I would happily visit, say, a Japanese island completely overrun by rabbits. Not…
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    Design For Mankind

  • Together

    erin
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    In 2011, I traveled the country to teach a series of workshops on creativity and self-expression and how important it is to design the life you want to live, rather than to wish you’d started designing it years prior. It felt easy and natural and I was lucky to share what I’d learned from a […]...continue reading Together
  • On Windows And Doors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Plein Air Convention 2014 Recap: Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • Around The World!

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    I’m so excited to be on the StencilGirl Talk Blog today sharing a triptych I've made with my two newest stencils: Around the World Latitude and Around the World Longitude! Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details and my step-by-step photo tutorial!Hope you're having a wonderful week!Mary^
  • New Gallery Representation & Giveaway Winner!

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    I'm delighted to share that I am now represented by Serendipity Gallery in The Loop! My map paintings will be on display there until August 30th! Serendipity Gallery is located at 6161 Delmar, #101 St. Louis, MO 63112 (next to The Pageant) For more information call (314) 449-6400 or email contact@serendipity-gallery.com And thanks to everyone who entered last week's giving away for a copy of Mary Beth Shaw's  StencilGirl Mixed Media Wall Hanging DVD! There were 73 entries! It was so fun reading everyone’s comments!  Drum roll please……
  • Friday Favorite: Kelli Nina Perkins

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

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

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

  • song of the week: Lindsay Schief ~ this woman’s work

    brianssnider
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Running Up That Hill: Kate Bush Covers for Reproductive Rights by Lindsay Schief Last week we turned the spotlight on Lindsay Schief, whose involvement in Tides was paramount as I began recruiting musicians. She brings plenty of experience with six plus years in LAKE, playing drums, bass, keyboard, providing vocals, and anything else that might be required of her. Solid Home Life, her collaboration with Greg Olin of Graves, is one of my favorite albums of all time. But the music that Lindsay makes on her own is much different from her past experience, which was something I didn’t really…
  • Tides spotlight: Lindsay Schief

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

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

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

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

  • Centerpiece display

    bollea
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Centerpiece display – Birch wrap container with peonies, viburnum, hydrangea, ranunculus, and greens. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Vintage table piece

    bollea
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Vintage bottle with beautiful phalaenopsis orchid, jasmine vine, and antherium leaves. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Rustic centerpiece

    bollea
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    Polished rustic centerpiece with peonies, hydrangea, viburnum, and sweat peas. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Winter centerpiece

    bollea
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:31 am
    Winter centerpiece made with juniper, privet berry, mini-green hydrangea, “Juliet” garden roses, and brazilia. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
  • Bridal bouquet

    bollea
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:26 am
    Bridal bouquet made with hydrangea, lilac, viburnum, cymbidium orchids, lady’s mantle, hosta, and calla lily. Created by Emily Herzig Floral.
 
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  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    by Theresa HubbardMid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for French-American Jazz Exchange Description: The French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) celebrates the shared passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of FACE (“French American Cultural Exchange”), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice, and exposure to new audiences and…
  • #TechToolTuesday: VideoScribe

    Jason Tseng
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    by Jason TsengYou’ve probably seen one of those hand-drawn whiteboard videos popularized by folks like RSA Animate or ASAP Science. They’re a fantastic way to grab the attention of viewers and get them to pay attention to your idea. We’ve gone over some of the ways that arts groups are using some new video tools like vine and instagram, but today we’re featuring a tool that allows anyone to create one of those popular hand-drawn whiteboard videos with a few clicks of your mouse: VideoScribe. Sure you could film a video yourself and speed it up, but VideoScribe allows…
  • DIY Residencies: a career in the arts on your own terms

    Lisa Niedermeyer
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Lisa Niedermeyer Note from author: This article originally published April 2nd by The Guardian, a media outlet that serves primarily a UK-based audience. The sub headline read; ‘From 24-hour plays to co-op leasing, US artists are ditching traditional residencies in favour of working on their own terms’. The article has been shared on social media channels over 1,000 times since publishing. Comment sentiments ranged from “these are great ideas, I want to try doing this on my own terms”, to “duh - artists have been doing this forever”. In following the…
  • 5 Tips for Grant Research

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

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

  • Erotic sculpture used in the movie Meet The Fockers

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    My standing figure sculpture "20th Century Icon" is featured in some scenes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman from the movie "Meet the Fockers." This sculpture definitely kept with the theme of erotic art used throughout Focker house for the movie.
  • "Bruce's Angels" comes to Television

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

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

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

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

  • WW164: ASPHYXIA, KATHARINE MORLING and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!!

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Welcome again to Wonderful Wednesday!!!!!Here are the 5 things I LOVE this week…….1.) Ok….so tonight is FAT (Fashion Art Toronto) which is kinda like The Artist Project for fashion designers….I have gone to this event for the last 3 years. Each year I am really impressed with the runway that I get to see!!! The main reason I go is because of this…..Asphyxia (www.asphyxiadesigns.com) is Alexandra De Francesco, a fashion designer and textile artist. A graduate of OCAD, De Francesco creates spectacular wearable art couture, which also incorporates her flair for floral…
  • A PREVIEW….AND MY NEW SUMMER EXHIBITION SCHEDULE!

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Ok…so I am not ready to show you any finished new paintings - but rest assured I have a BUNCH of new stuff on the drawing board! I working on new TORONTO paintings of the Sunnyside Beach Pavilion and here is a little preview of my easel RIGHT NOW…..It is gonna be for The Distillery!!!I will have more to show by the end of the week - I PROMISE…...I am also working on more prints and such……..until then…...I will share with you my schedule (as I know it today) and I hope to see you out this summer!!!MAY - TBA - still waiting to find out about 3 possible shows…..I hope to know soon!
  • WW163: RUNPEE, SEPH LAWLESS, and THE GOLDEN FRIENDS

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

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

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

  • Falling Water

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

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

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

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

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

    ego
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “North Pole for Sale” is the ultimate winter ride. Although Málaga (where Dulk lives) is far from being anything like the North Pole, with its constant warm climate the irony of a cold themed wall in a city like this is quite charming and makes you wonder if anyone has actually claimed sovereignty over the North Pole (if it’s for sale as suggested…). Filled to the brim with an overabundance of arctic animals, each has a twist of cute and dark imaginative touches that Dulk used to create a dynamic tight knit world of quirky and surreal details. A…
  • Peter Mitchev, paintings

    ego
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Peter Mitchev is a master visual artist. He was born on May 9, 1955 in Pleven, Bulgaria. He started painting at the age of 15 and is an autodidact artist. Between 1974 and 1990, his artistic career was developing mainly in Bulgaria because of the limitations imposed by the Communist administration. During that period he was not allowed to travel and exhibit abroad. After the change of the regime in 1990 his international career took off. Mitchev had the unique chance to exhibit together with Salvador Dali at…
  • Buildings Made of Sky, urban iconography by Peter Wegner

    ego
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Peter Wegner sees the urban landscape quite differently. Instead of seeing buildings, he sees the voids sandwiched between them. Wegner saw a unique opportunity to create a theme with this perception, and he has been shooting the spaces between buildings to create a new urban iconography; he calls this series Buildings Made of Sky. The collection is taken from sunrise till twilight by the artist in the world famous skylines of New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wegner still remembers the time when he ‘saw’ the hidden shapes formed in the spaces…
  • Cut paper books by Yusuke Oono

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

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

  • The Jazz Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

    jonathankoenig
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    What is Medical Illustration? Before the invention of cameras and computers, every illustration in a medical journal or medical textbook was drawn by talented artists. Today, although many of the images found in these publications are photographs, there are still a handful of medical illustrations. Basically, medical illustration is a cross between medicine and art. This type of illustration involves drawing detailed images of certain aspects of medicine or biology. The drawings produced by medical illustrators are meant to create a visual representation of certain aspects of medicine or…
  • Fashion Design As a Career

    millionaire
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • Fashion Merchandising: Where Fashion Meets Business

    jonathankoenig
    28 Dec 2011 | 10:07 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • Get Movin’ With a Career in 3D Animation

    jonathankoenig
    23 Dec 2011 | 6:19 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • Discover a Career In Computer Animation

    jonathankoenig
    11 Dec 2011 | 4:07 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Extend the memory of your Apple iPhone or iPad – successful work around from @KingstonTech

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    I knew that I could do everything I needed to do on an upcoming foreign trip on my iPhone. I could avoid taking a laptop and power cables except for one problem. I intended to take a lot of photos so the phone was going to fill up quickly. With an Android device I could […]
  • Win one of 3 DVDs of new British thriller Fossil

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    It hasn’t even been released yet – it’s available to buy from 28th April – but The Flaneur has 3 DVDs of Alex Walker’s Fossil to give away. We’ve seen it and if you like the South of France then you’re going to enjoy the scenery and al fresco dining. But it gets a bit […]
  • Video: New Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi explores Surrealism #art #unlockart

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Peter Capaldi, from The Thick of It, In the Loop and, most recently, Doctor Who explores Surrealism in a new Tate and Le Méridien online film that you can see below. In Unlock Art: Exploring the Surreal, Capaldi investigates how psychoanalysis and the unconscious mind shaped the Surrealist movement. The film examines the key players including […]
  • Seasons of a street-corner man – a prose poem by Jack Peachum

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    SEASONS OF A STREET-CORNER MAN (for Horace) Early morning finds me already on my corner– and I do not stroll away. I cling to my lamp-post as tightly as some men cleave to their wives and girlfriends or even to their wallets. How brightly the sun shines on the windows in spring! I love the […]
  • The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the V&A #italianfashion

    Flaneur
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    ‘The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari’ Richard Burton The Italians have always been the kings of glamour, even when the kings were consuls and the height of fashion was a toga that gave an indiscreet glimpse of leather sandal. Since 1945 Italy’s influential contribution to fashion has seen the country change from […]
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • LUXURY NETWORKING PARTY PARIS – APRIL 2014

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

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

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

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

    Endevia
    30 Jan 2014 | 5:46 am
    MARIONS-NOUS and SALONDUMARIAGE.COM have joined forces to organize  a thrilling weeding show in paris. All the information about this particular event is located below. . .  . . . . . PARIS WEDDING SHOW FEBRUARY 2014 Venue: Paris Expo Portes de Versailles Address: 1 place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris Date: February 1 and 2, [...]
 
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    I 365 Art

  • Day #298 Strawberry Cake Illustration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Editor
    5 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review! Help us pay our writers, present our events, and bring you the best writing on the arts we can create. The post Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review appeared first on The Berkshire Review for the Arts. Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 83: Christmas over the Mountain

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

  • Alquimia: A Music and Wine Tasting Journey by Five Senses Tastings – a Benefit for Valparaíso

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Five Senses Tastings is absolutely thrilled to collaborate with our friends at the hottest new spot in Hell's Kitchen, Alquimia Bistro Bar, to present a spectacular tasting program of music, dance, wine, and food infused with the passions and flavors of Spain and Latin America.  We will also hold a silent auction and accept donations to aid the victims of the Valparaíso fire in Chile.
  • George Eastman House Light & Motion Gala, May 5, 2014, at Three Sixty° in Tribeca

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    George Eastman House presents the second Light & Motion Gala, highlighting our work in photograph and film preservation and restoration, paying tribute to the accomplishments of leaders in the fields of motion pictures and photography, and recognizing artists from a new generation.
  • Stephen Porter to play late works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy at the House of the Redeemer in Manhattan, Thursday May 1, at 7.30 pm—a presentation of New York Arts

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    We are extremely proud to present, as our single concert of this season, a piano recital by Stephen Porter, a musician of supreme intelligence, sensitivity, and learning. His pianism is equally developed on the fortepiano as on the modern fortepiano, and we are fortunate that his curious ear for historical instruments has drawn him to the unique qualities of the House of the Redeemer's Grotrian-Steinweg grand in the intimate acoustics of its Library.
  • Bomarzo tra il Santo Biscotto e la Fava Marxista: La Festa di Sant’Anselmo (April 23-25, 2014)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    My days in Bomarzo in 2009 did not show the town at its most industrious...or, on the contrary, perhaps it did. The end of April and the beginning of May mark holiday season in this medieval hill town of fewer than 1800 inhabitants. The third weekend of the month and the weekdays that lead up to it mark the festival of the local saint, Saint Anselm of Bomarzo, the 25th also being the national holiday of the Liberation. The following weekend embraces May Day, the international celebration of the working man and woman, which needs no explanation. A young person asked me why we don't celebrate…
  • Woody Allen’s Bullets over Broadway

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

  • Art Underwater – An Interview with Photographer Michele Davino

    Karin Maraney
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Underwater Photography World Champion Michele Davino takes his art as seriously as you would expect from the holder of that title and numerous other awards – but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to enjoy his work! Find out more about how Michele takes his gorgeous images in the challenging underwater environment in this interview – and check out more of his work on ARTmine. If you’re in New York, visit Agora Gallery April 22 – May 13 to see these stunning photographs in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. Michele Davino, Christmas…
  • Exhibition: Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

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

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

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

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

  • Drawing of a Lion

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

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

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

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

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

  • Archaeologist Steve Bourget Presents New Findings from a Dig in the Andes

    Blanton Museum
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    On Saturday, April 26th at 2pm, the Blanton will host Dr. Steve Bourget, Director of Scientific Research, Museum of Ethnography, Geneva in a free public lecture in the Blanton auditorium. In this special presentation, Dr. Bourget will discuss exciting new discoveries at … Continue reading →
  • Sebastian Smee on Artist Friendships

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

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

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

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

  • An advertising hack for getting your business in front of the right readers

    Derek Murphy
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    I don’t do a lot of advertising, but this year I’m planning on attending some writing and author-related conferences to build my platform (I’m even speaking at one). Attendance usually costs a few hundred dollars (plus travel), but necessitates that you actually talk to people, otherwise those valuable face-to-face meetings are wasted. If you’ve built up relationships before hand, meeting them in person can be great fun… but if you’re trying to meet hundreds of strangers at a conference and impress about them how awesome your book or service is, that’s a tall order — you’ll…
  • An experiment in radical book marketing — 10 slots available, guaranteed results

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

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

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

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

  • REFINED BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY #NOUMEDA CARBONE

    Noumeda Carbone
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    REFINED BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY #NOUMEDA CARBONE by Patternprints Journal  Trends,  news, inspirations about pattern, prints and surface design: daily reviews from fashion, interior design and home furnitures, design, textiles, paper goods and stationery, illustration book, and crafts. Noumeda Carbone is an Italian artist born in Paris. Since 2006 she works as a freelance illustrator. Her illustrations are characterized by an original and very refined style. Her works take on a dreamlike tone, dark, surreal, sometimes glamorous and sensual. Noumeda particularly loves working…
 
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    The Art of Autism

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Belgian designer Ramy Fischler’s firm RF Studio has recently completed the refurbishing of a duplex apartment in a listed building on Place de Colombie, in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, France. Fischler cunningly transformed interior, merging traditional elements with modern design interventions. He applied white custom epoxy paint on the woodwork by hand, creating a fading out effect Read More
  • Thomas Devaux – Attrition

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Thomas Devaux is a French photographer creating utterly unique and incredible collages. Using expanded possibilities of digital techniques, he perfectly transforms raw materials into the most inconceivable pieces. His works play on the textures and articulate on the body’s erasing and reconstruction. Thomas has his very own signature style which exists Read More
  • Cassandra Smith – Decorated Antlers

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Cassandra Smith is an artist and freelance curator working in Milwaukee, WI. In 2006, she graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BFA degree in sculpture. She paints naturally shed antlers, using bands of color so deeply pigmented, they almost encase the antler. She imposes pretty Read More
  • Elise Mahan – Surreal Elements of Nature

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Elise Mahan is a Fine artist residing in Oakland, California. Her work is inspired by art history, environmental studies, astronomy, literature and natural history. It has become an integral part of her practice to explore a diverse range of disciplines in order to discover connections between art and environment. These Read More
  • Lou Ros – Unfinished Stories and Enigmatic Expressions

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

  • Sketchbook Skool: Great Art Journaling Course for Every Artist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • FLORAL VASE: ART IN BLOOM

    Laura Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    I love flowers!  And I love having fresh cut flowers in the house. These flowers are from the grocery store...only $7.50!  The vase is a vintage one that I found years ago.  I have created still life paintings of flowers in vases just like this.  Of course, it's my version of a traditional still life...graffiti charm style.The Toledo Museum of Art will be holding their "Art In Bloom" show where vases made in the Glass Pavilion will have floral arrangements created by local florists.  The arrangements will be inspired by the museums art collection.  I can't…
  • ART JOURNAL: FLOWER STUDY SKETCH

    Laura Miller
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Supplies I used for this: Sakura Koi Watercolor Sets, WaterColors, Set of 12  Strathmore Visual Journals  Sakura Pigma Micron Pen, Black OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: SUMMER SUN WATERCOLORS PAINTED SPECKLED ROCK EGGS "HEALING MEADOW" ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING
  • #epicroadtrip2014 TRAVEL ART JOURNAL

    Laura Miller
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    In a couple of weeks I'll be leaving for California to go on an epic road trip from California to Ohio.  For the rest of the summer, we'll be in Ohio taking some trips to Michigan and other summer spots in the area. Not sure how long I'll be traveling...at least a couple of weeks so blogging will be spotty.  I have a general idea of places I'll be stopping at but much of it will be decided as I go. I started this travel journal to record my adventures.  I found some vintage photos and California maps at my local creative recycling center to place on the hard covers.  I'm…
  • ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: REVIEW OF RESEARCH, ART THERAPY & VETERANS AT ART MUSEUMS

    Laura Miller
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS' "ART FOR YOUR HEALTH" HEADLINES...The Connection Between Art, Healing and Public Health:  A Review of Current LiteratureArt Therapies have become a mainstream partner to medicalized healingMuseum brings the art of healing to veteransOTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY:"HEALING MEADOW" ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTINGICE ALONG THE RIVER SHORELIST OF CREATIVE REUSE STORES WORLDWIDE
  • ARTWORK AT SILVER LINING GALLERY

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

  • Andalusian Jewellery by Nemhiria

    Zola Paulse
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Today we’re featuring the adorable artisan known as Nemhiria, who hails from the city of dreamy Andalusia in southern Spain; a place I had to swear on my honour actually exists to our editor. It is an ancient city with a rich mixed culture that both inspires and fosters artistic expression, steeped with a creative atmosphere that our self-taught jeweller describes as ‘palpable’. Nemhiria classes herself as a hobbyist, a term which usually, and unfairly, brings to mind amateurish and half-assed endeavours. Her creations, however, are anything but. She is a reminder that one doesn’t…
  • The Unusual Illustrations of Seth Fitts

    Alex Irish
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Seth Fitts is a University of West Georgia Fine Arts graduate, though he claims his talents are a combination of self-taught and school-taught. His mixed media works are reminiscent of the watercolor field studies done by Victorians taking to the English countryside in the 19th century (one can almost imagine the spidery, sepia handwriting beside each creature, giving its Latin name), albeit studies done in a world almost but not quite our own. His animal portraits, while immediately recognizable, exhibit unusual proportions and shapes – overly rounded bodies, softened lines, quirky spirals…
  • The Intriguing Illustrations of Jun Cen

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

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

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

  • Hold Back

    Joobin Bekhrad
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    'There is no black and white – only a slew of murky grey areas, the red, white, and blue of the Tricolore, and the hushed hues of Paris at dusk'
  • Palestinian Idol

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

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

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

    Joobin Bekhrad
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    Moroccan-German artist Tasnim Baghdadi on the celebration of her identity, influences, roots, spirituality, style, and 'inbetweenness'
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  • Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

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

  • Storytelling with Romare Bearden

    Andrew Knutson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    San Francisco- Myths, legends, and histories make up our understanding of cultural heritage. Through these works of truth and imagination, the world around us has been crafted and human experience captured. For Romare Bearden, these elements are used as artistic materials to be reinterpreted in order to share more contemporary stories . The exhibition Storyteller at Jenkins Johnson Gallery explores Bearden’s depictions of personal and cultural histories though a selection of collages, prints, and watercolors from the 1970s and 80s. Romare Bearden (1911-1988) is an artist and author closely…
  • Art Armor: March 18, 2014

    Stephanie Guasp
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:40 am
    Happy Post-St. Patrick’s Day everyone! While recovering from last night’s revelry, get up to date on recent art news with the latest Art Armor! 1. Who says this never happens? Federal investigators seized a 4 million dollar stolen Roman sculpture found in Queens, NY. Via NYTimes 2. This year will see the launch of a full color, free-access catalog raisonne of artist Paul Cezanne’s work. Funding will be provided by David Nash, co-owner of Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery. Via ArtNews 3. Seven heirs of Peggy Guggenheim sue the New York based Guggenheim Foundation, claiming…
  • Art in Limbo at CAA 2014

    Megan Govin
    25 Feb 2014 | 8:15 am
      #CAA2014!  This year’s College Art Association conference found itself sandwiched between multiple snowstorms in NYC and Chicago causing travel headaches for many panelists and attendees.  Though I won’t bore you with the details of my flight diversions and unanticipated hotel rooms, I will take advantage of this platform to send a friendly plea to Pratt…”I’m gonna need a bigger stipend!” My approach to an art conference is bound to be slightly different than that of others.  Having come to study art late in life, I have never actually endured a monotonous,…
  • Art Armor: February 24, 2014

    Andrew Knutson
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:15 pm
    It’s the last week of February, and March brings the promise of spring. For now, let’s look over the cold winter months with some art news! 1) It’s hard to think of summer right now; however, the Met is helping us with that. This week, they announced the artist who will be participating in their 2014 rooftop commission. Conceptualist Dan Graham took the top honors, and for his commission, he will construct a steel and glass pavilion. Look for it up on the museum starting April 29th, via The New York Times.      2) There’s possible trouble for this…
  • Kevin Simón Mancera: Imperfect Reality

    Megan Govin
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:43 am
    Kevin Simón Mancera is a 31-year-old artist from Colombia, who has exhibited and been active in a curatorial capacity since 2004.  His latest works appear in “Gestos Urbanos / Urban Gestures” alongside Colombian artists, Juan Fernando Herrán and Jaime Tarazona, at Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York through February 22nd, 2014.  The gallery finds the artists’ works to be connected through, “an overlaying of historical and contemporary urbanism as a structure that binds inhabitants to territories, be it through architecture, public spaces, or local news.” As Mancera was also…
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    I am Troythulu

  • I’m repurposing this blog…

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

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Pieces of Trippy Art That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

    Maki
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Stoner or straight, advocate or not, there is no denying that art work that has come out of drug culture is absolutely fascinating. As a mere art-fanatic and not an artist, I always appreciate looking at all sorts of artwork, reflecting, “Wow, that is absolutely incredible; I could never do that.” With psychedelic art, though, […] The post 15 Pieces of Trippy Art That Will Completely Blow Your Mind appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Espace Dalí, A Mind Blowing Parisian Museum 10 Art Museums with Mind-Blowing Architecture You Must See Inside the Mind of Artist…
  • My Thoughts on Swoon’s “Submerged Motherlands” At The Brooklyn Museum

    Caroline Absher
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see its delightful Judy Chicago exhibit.  The exhibit lends a pure and unbiased vision of her genius (ok now we’re biased) re-gendering of the masculine, machismo world of Minimalism.  Chicago’s feminist vocabulary is in its most heightened state at “The Dinner Party” completed in 1979.  This installation […] The post My Thoughts on Swoon’s “Submerged Motherlands” At The Brooklyn Museum appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: The Brooklyn Museum is Better Than You Think 5 Must See Murals In Williamsburg,…
  • WHY Is Art So Expensive???

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

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

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

  • In the Future Will Anyone Value Commitment?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s Golden Horn Bridge

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Italian renaissance thinker, Leonardo da Vinci is still a famous artist, architect, engineer, scientist, naturalist and inventor. Some of his ideas were years ahead of their time, and Golden Horn Bridge is a perfect example of that. In 1501, Leonardo da Vinci made a sketch of a 240-meters long single span bridge that was to be built over the Golden Horn – a natural inlet of the Bosphorus Strait dividing the city of Constantinople, present day Istanbul. This was the first time that such a long single span bridge was proposed. The construction methods that would be required to build such a…
  • Chalk and Oil Pastel Animal Murals by Philippe Baudelocque

    Creative Visual Artist
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    French artist Philippe Baudelocque is known for his street murals of animals created with non-permanent mediums like chalk or white oil pastels. Each animal is created with a mosaic of delicate line work in the form of organic and geometric patterns that merge to form each piece. Baudelocque most recently participated in the ongoing BergeStreet art event along the banks of the Seine in Paris where he drew the rhino artworks above. You can see more of his work on his website. via Arrested Motion
  • Folded Paper Sculptures from Gunjan Aylawadi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cool Finds: 4 High Resolution Free Fur Brushes by KeepWaiting

    noelevz
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    4 High Resolution Free Fur Brushes by KeepWaiting Another Awesome Find this week! You can download these High resolution Free Fur Brushes for your digital paintings. Deviantart Member KeepWaiting made these High Quality Fur Brushes. There are 4 brushes included in the set. For PS CS3 and up. Guidelines for using: To use these brushes properly, simply apply the 3 furry brushes in a clockwise motion; each follow your cursor so it can create layers and layers of fur in the same direction. The leopard brush is a soft brush that overlaps leopard skin texture. These brushes are for non-commercial…
  • The Art of Andreas Krapf

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

    noelevz
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that arrived last week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Batman Eternal #1 ” from DC Comics Jason Fabok (cover) “ X #12 ” from Dark Horse Comics Garry Brown (cover) “ The Black Hand #3 ” from Alterna Comics Fares Maese (artist, cover) “ Judge Dredd #18 ” from IDW Publishing Shane Pierce (cover) “ Grimm Fairy Tales presents…
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    PosterVine

  • Like today’s Minion design at RIPT Apparel? Check out...

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Like today’s Minion design at RIPT Apparel? Check out these that just missed the front page today. See them all here —> http://blog.riptapparel.com/blog/minions-t-shirts-and-poster-designs/
  • Billy Butcher who imagined what would happen if some of the...

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Billy Butcher who imagined what would happen if some of the Marvel comic book heroes were all as selfie-absorbed as everyone else. He included Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Spider Man, Hawkeye, and Captain America caught in the act of taking a selfie. See them all at the RIPT Blog
  • RIPT Apparel Presents Superhero Belt Buckles. Belt buckles from...

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    RIPT Apparel Presents Superhero Belt Buckles. Belt buckles from of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Aquaman, Flash, Batman, Robin, Martian Manhunter, Deadpool, Wolverine, Cyborg, and Thor. http://blog.riptapparel.com/blog/ript-apparel-presents-superhero-belt-buckles/
  • If you like the #Ghostbusters designs today, then you might like...

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    If you like the #Ghostbusters designs today, then you might like these designs that just missed the front page. See them all here —> http://blog.riptapparel.com/blog/ghostbusters-tee-and-poster-designs/ Which is your favorite? Designers Include: Fernando Sala Soler_TEES, DONNIE -“Le Blog De Donnie”, Fuacka, Pd ism, TeeKetch Illustration, Moysche Designs, Crackerbox Studios, and many more.
  • 10 Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Video Games See more...

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    10 Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Video Games See more nerdy stuff at RIPTs Geek Blog
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    love art will travel

  • The Skirts Are Here!!!

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

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

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

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

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

  • snapshots of my week - 19th april

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

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

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

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

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

  • Autumn de Forest inspires girls via popular site

    kristine
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sweetyhigh, a popular online platform that engages girls and celebrates their creativity, turned to Autumn de Forest for tips on art and inspiration. The young artist is committed to encouraging others to seize the opportunity to create and find things that inspire right where they are. “I love being inspired by different artists, she said. “I’ve never taken an art lesson in my life. Whoever I’m inspired by at the time is my teacher. As I learn about him and do research and read I feel like I’m working with him.”   The post Autumn de Forest inspires girls via popular site…
  • Martiros Manoukian: Nature, passion and breaking rules

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

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

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

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

  • Get rid of head lice

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

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

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

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

    crys123
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    First got all these plots Scott is not be nice labor go to meet on a you later nobody’s I on and just or all has a lot to call or right holiday that small okay and yesterday aims to squats okay can go very nice 10-11 catch you know that just ended should we not harvest what look straight ahead and years ready and stepped-up for you movie Dream girls is that he is get tango of value you want to challenge also more and get into you jumping squats okay so this is really the easy version right thank you and get spin indeed only spots it many thanks it going John we have that okay keep going…
 
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • Rauschenberg Foundation: Changing the World Through Art

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    When you think of an artist leaving a legacy, you may think of the artwork he or she created through the years.  But some artists are leaving behind more than just canvases and sculptures.  Their legacies are foundations that were created to promote art or better the world in general.  One such artist was Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg was an artist and graphic designer that anticipated the pop art movement with his early pieces.  Most famous for his “Combines”, he focused in painting and sculpture, while dabbling in photography, printmaking, and performance.  He won many awards…
  • 6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • West Bengal-A prominent Name for Handicrafts in India

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

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

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

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

    13 Dec 2013 | 1:38 am
    Elephant statue ambari by indiancraftexport
 
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  • Paintings by Matt Duffin

    Jason Jose
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Paintings by Matt DuffinNew encaustic wax paintings injected with humor, such as the iPad encased in an old Underwood typewriter at the top photo, while others follow his previous work using subject matter that is dark and plays with your mind psychologically.
  • Star Trails: Photos by Justin Ng

    Jason Jose
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Star Trails: Photos by Justin Ng+Composite images of landscapes and star trails which have been digitally enhanced using Photoshop.People are generally sceptical on star trails images taken in Singapore because the city is heavily light polluted. Many people don't believe such incredible star images can be taken here. In my shots, however, you can see the awe-inspiring views I've witnessed. I see myself as an artist rather than a journalist, so some of my images may not make the purists happy. In order to create high quality night sky images, almost all of the images need to go through…
  • Nothing But Perception: Paintings by Naoto Hattori

    Jason Jose
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Nothing But Perception: Paintings by Naoto HattoriSurreal paintings that reminds me of the work of Mark Ryden but a bit darker.My vision is like a dream, whether it's a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream. I try to see what's really going on in my mind, and that's a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-consciousness creativity. I try not to label or think about what is supposed to be, just take it in as it is and paint whatever I see in my mind with no compromise. That way, I create my own vision.
  • The Arrival of Spring: iPad Drawings by David Hockney

    Jason Jose
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Arrival of Spring: iPad Drawings by David HockneyBeautiful iPad drawings of the woods in Woldgate, East Yorkshire by internationally renowned artist David Hockney. The color prints are from the iPad. These were drawn in 2011 and first shown at the Royal Academy in 2012, and so I have made just small editions of them. Some took two or three days to draw, and they were all drawn knowing they would be printed bigger. They were deliberately made for printing.The prints can be seen at Annely Juda Fine Art.
  • Landspace: Photos by Lisa Wood

    Jason Jose
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Landspace: Photos by Lisa WoodLandscape photos with some photo manipulation involved to create rural and unexpected panoramas.What is our relationship with the natural world in an age when the digital one is available to us anytime, anywhere? I see simplicity, stillness and silence in a wide open space…and no distractions. Working only with panoramas in this series, I blend together landscape and abstract photography techniques which allows me to shift between a pure representation and something completely fictional. I start by finding the abstract in a landscape and use software to…
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  • Happy Earth Day 2014.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Today is the Earth Day. Global warming and pollution have ruined the environment and raised temperatures around the world impacting every day life on the planet. It concerns everyone and everyone can do small things to assist earth sustaining and protect life on the planet. From replacing old light bumps with energy saving ones, save on fuel and recycle more are a few everyday steps to help earth in those difficult times, those steps can be done each day preventing earth and you from serious harm. So start today.Happy Earth Day 2014 To All!
  • Willi Geiger (1878 - 1971).

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

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

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

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

    SunScreen
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Elke Vogelsang was born in Hildesheim, Germany. Her main focus is portrait photography and she does it wonderfully. Portraits captured by Elke may vary from children portraits to dog portraits or even […]
  • Artworks by George Condo

    SunScreen
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    George Condo is a contemporary artist that lives and works in New York. He has diverse ways of expressing himself as far as art is concerned, the main ones being drawing, painting and […]
  • Figurative Paintings by Dan Witz

    SunScreen
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Dan Witz was born in 1957 at Chicago, IL, but moved at Brooklyn, NY, at the late 70′s to become a painter and street artist. His work has been exhibited throughout  US and […]
  • Song 20: Joss Stone & Jools Holland – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

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

    SunScreen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    This installation was built by Leo Romano, an architect devoted to adding value to the existing society. His decisions have or not have imminent reactions to the environment and the society thereinafter. In this […]
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  • Examples of Ecommerce Marketing Emails that Work!

    Natalie Beigel
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Your customers’ inboxes are constantly flooded with marketing emails from retailers – so how can you make your communication stand out? Email marketing is becoming increasingly more important for ecommerce businesses in order to build customer loyalty, increase conversion rates and run a profitable online business. Today, let’s dive deeper into the importance of this communication medium and check out examples of ecommerce marketing emails that work! By sending timely, relevant and most importantly engaging, conversion-oriented emails, you can successfully measure your shop’s…
  • Canada: 7 tips on Fraud and Risk Control for Ecommerce

    Deborah Penna
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Now, more than ever e-merchants must reassess and review their risk management and loss control procedures. With internet fraud on the rise again, according to Kroll’s Global Fraud Report – ‘69% of Canadian companies were affected at least by one fraud in 2012 / 2013′ – ecommerce businesses are particularly at risk. Typically, credit card fraud can result in thousands of dollars in losses but, that’s not all. Fraud also puts your merchant account contract at risk and can damage your business’ reputation.   As fraud attacks are rampant and causing huge losses to…
  • Free Ecommerce Webinar: Sales Tax and the PrestaShop Merchant

    Deborah Penna
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    As an e-merchant, you should always make sure to keep abreast of new legislation and changing regulations. Did you know that if current legislation passed into law, online merchants would be required to pay sales tax? If approved, the legislation will grant federal permission for states to require collection of sales tax by remote sellers. Join this free Sales Tax Webinar and learn more about the current legislation and how it could impact your business! Free Ecommerce Webinar: Sales Tax and the PrestaShop Merchant Date: Friday, April 25th, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST Thanks to…
  • PrestaShop World Tour: Argentina, Our First Stop in South America!

    Quentin Audrain
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s time for us to discover ecommerce in a new continent. We’re headed to Argentina, our first stop in South America! Although ecommerce here is still in the early stages, it is growing exponentially. This growth is partially due to government regulations on foreign ecommerce. Each citizen is only allowed 2 purchases a year from international online stores. Restrictions like this help local online businesses grow faster. It has already helped put Argentina on the ecommerce map. Ecommerce sales for this country has exceeded $4 billion, making it one of the biggest in South America.
  • The Smartest Checklists to Manage Your Online Store

    Julie Liu
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    We make lists for everything – from weekly lists for groceries to annual wish lists for birthdays. These checklists help us stay organized and leave nothing out. This is why we created the smartest checklists to manage your online store. We’ve compiled a list of tasks that are truly important for running an online business then divided them by how frequently they should be completed. These downloadable lists will help prioritize your daily activities to effectively run your online business. These checklists are broken down by frequency – daily, weekly, and monthly. We then went a step…
 
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  • ‘Riddles you don’t need to solve’

    Mashup
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Originally posted on Canadian Art Junkie: Multidisciplinary artist Bruce Pashak creates art forms as playgrounds for the imagination. He calls them “riddles that you might try to puzzle out but never need to solve.” (Above: What Love Tells Me) The Vancouver-based Pashak asks viewers to “feel their way through” his mixed media works. He ranges in style from painterly collages to finely rendered graphite drawings overlaid with pastiches of paint. He’s known for his sophisticated, graphic presence. (Above: Pan Awakes, Summer Marches In) What the Flowers Tell Me ” I select imagery,…
  • Darren Moore’s Long Exposure Black and Whites

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

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

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

    Mashup
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    American craftsman, James McNabb, works with humble scrap wood to create a treat for the viewer.  Creating city skylines with as much detail as a sketch of Manhattan, the result is a series of fantastic and exciting pieces called The City Series. The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker’s journey from the suburbs to the city. Each piece depicts the outsider’s perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing. Each piece is cut intuitively on a band saw. The…
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  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser Review: Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 by Steven Mark, April 20, 2014

    Andrew Rose
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Attila Pohlmann - Local Uprising - Award Winner Jill Braden - Sea Lori Kama­moto - Onsen de no samui yoru (Cold night at the onsen) Monika Catanzaro - Transitions, Birth Jon Shimizu - Untitled (Mother) Exhibit showcases contemporary island imagesApril 20, 2014By Steven Mark, The Honolulu Star-AdvertiserApril 20--Though the cellphone camera can turn just about everyone into a photographer these days, it's difficult to argue with the notion that Hawaii inspires more people per capita to take photographs than just about anywhere else in the world.Just walk along Waikiki at…
  • Reception: Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014

    Andrew Rose
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    With over 500 guests arriving early and staying late, the reception was large and overflowing onto the street.  It was heard a block away.Slideshow at left.  Please add your photos online with the tags #pnmhawaii and @arosegalleryAwards presented:Pacific New MediaJon Shimizu - Untitled (Mother and Aunt)Juror’s Award: free class or workshopArt Source  + Design FramingCliff Kimura - Conversation with GodDavid Takagi - Family ReunionLauren Pritchet - LegacyMeleanna Meyer - Kupaianaha$50 certificates toward framingHawaii Photo RentalTracy Wright Corvo - Artist Shane…
  • Pacific New Media • Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 Juror's Statement

    Andrew Rose
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Barbara Pope and Franco Salmoiraghi discussing Jurorʻs Award, April 2014. Compelling images often have something indefinable, qualities that go beyond objective criteria such as intellectual and political intent, technical competence, or sophistication of idea. Some images have presence due to Je ne sais quoi—literally, “I know not what.” What is it that may draw our attention to certain photographs? As musician Fats Waller expressed: “One never knows, do one?” The process of selecting 56 images from 570 entries involved first eliminating clichés and genre images seeming to…
  • Midweek Review of Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 with Pacific New Media by Rasa Fournier, April 15, 2014

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

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