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  • Wednesday Links: 100 Years of Food

    Art F City
    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch Marina Galperina
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    A decade and a half of Phillip Niemeyer’s “100 Years of Food” In honor of the holiday, designer Phillip Niemeyer continues his “100 years of…” series with “100 years of food.” I love these. For the whole century, go to the Globe. [The Boston Globe] Protests continue across the country in solidarity with Ferguson. [BBC] Will Ferrell has been surprisingly vocal about his outrage over Twitter. We share this, because it’s unexpected. [Twitter] Pitchfork just ClickHoled itself with these 2015 album reviews. [Pitchfork] New York is going to get its first cat cafe on…
  • Alchemists, Necromancers, and Magicians: An Alternative History of Illusion and the Moving Image

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    The moving image has a long-standing relationship with trickery: deceiving the eye, suspending disbelief, displaying the impossible. In fact, it's devilishly good at it. Everybody's heard about the audience who ran screaming from the oncoming train at the premiere of the Lumiere Brothers’ L'Arrivée d'un train... (1895). I recently read a suggestion that they ran partly to avoid being crushed by a steam train and partly because they knew doing so offered them bit parts in an anecdote that would last the ages. The Lumiere Brothers’ infamous L'Arrivée d'un…
  • Retail poisoning, a disruption of consumerism

    we make money not art
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Retail Poisoning is the act of intentionally injecting: critical / corrupt / fake / glitched data and/or hardware, in existing online and offline retail outlets continue
  • Rainy Night, Chicago

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

    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings
    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Boxed Olives" • Oil on Panel • 15x5 inches (37x12 cm) • 2013AvailableDetails page This painting will be featured at show, continuing today; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here
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  • Street Art Reality Show or How the US Killed Another Subculture

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    "That's not real. Tell me that's not real. Is it?"  "This is the worst thing I've ever seen :(" "FUCK THAT." "Whack." "Die." These were just some of the comments I received when I started to share a trailer that landed in my inbox for the first season of Street Art Throwdown, which premiers on Oxygen network on February 3, 2015. Trying to swallow down the small bit of vomit that rose in my throat as I watched the anninhilation of a culture, I realized it was only a matter of time; in fact, it's surprising it took so long, when walls are being rented on a monthly basis to artists,…
  • Do We Need Galleries Anymore? The Utility of Online Exhibitions

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    Making the art world accessible to anyone with an internet connection. —Artsy Visual art is rarely understood unless it is reckoned with in person. Even then, it is often difficult to really see what an artist is trying to express, especially with the many abstract works that have come out of modernism. A huge part of the viewing experience involves being able to face works that artists created in real time and in real space. Being able to comprehend and feel what Mark Rothko felt when he painted his large color fields is something that can only really be considered in the physical…
  • Whose Work Is It Really? On the Much-Maligned Role of the Artist's Assistant

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    The job of artist’s assistant has a confusing reputation in the press. Articles about the ongoing saga of Jasper Johns' civil suit against his longtime assistant James Meyer for the theft and sale of $3.4 million of his drawings is a prime example of the way the media talks about the relationship between artist and assistant. The horrifyingly giant and blatant theft aside, this recent Vulture article about the incident presents the power difference between an artist and his assistant as tauntingly acute and palpable. There is the usual implication that assistants are failed…
  • A FB Chat with the Creator of SAIC Secret Admirers

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    SAIC Secret Admirers was started in March of 2013. The Facebook page for anonymously posting amorous yearnings quickly took off, garnering likes from over 50% of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago student body. While speculation swirled as to who was behind the page, the secret was kept until just recently when artist Anna Russett came forward as the administrator behind the page. We sat down over Facebook to chat about Secret Admirers, butt stuff, and social media as a platform for contemporary art.   You can follow Anna on instagram @annarussett, twitter @annarussett, and…
  • Alchemists, Necromancers, and Magicians: An Alternative History of Illusion and the Moving Image

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    The moving image has a long-standing relationship with trickery: deceiving the eye, suspending disbelief, displaying the impossible. In fact, it's devilishly good at it. Everybody's heard about the audience who ran screaming from the oncoming train at the premiere of the Lumiere Brothers’ L'Arrivée d'un train... (1895). I recently read a suggestion that they ran partly to avoid being crushed by a steam train and partly because they knew doing so offered them bit parts in an anecdote that would last the ages. The Lumiere Brothers’ infamous L'Arrivée d'un…
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  • James George's talk at the DocLab Interactive Conference

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    The conference (ridiculously interesting and accompanied by an exhibition i wish i could see all over again but more about all that next week) looked at how practitioners redefine the documentary genre in the digital age. In his presentation, artist James George presented artistic projects that demonstrate how fast computational photography is evolving and how innovations are changing our relation to the image continue
  • CRAF, the paperplane machine for protests

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    CRAF turns into paper planes messages of protests that people exchange on social media. Comments and reactions sent to @aerocraf are printed on paper, folded into little projectiles and thrown over passersby by a 6 meter high paper plane-folding machine continue
  • Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like...

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

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

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

  • Q and Art: Thanksgiving Edition, A Pilgrim Tale

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Question: Can you tell me more about the story portrayed in John Rogers' sculpture "Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?" John Rogers' "Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?" Answer: John Rogers was just one of the many artists who contributed to our mental image of the Pilgrims through his portrait of John and Priscilla. His sculpture illustrates a scene from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem The…
  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Award

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 5 Umezebi Street, New Haven, Enugu, 2012, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil and transfer on paper. Image courtesy of Max Yawney. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby The museum is delighted to announce that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of our biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who wrote in their decision, "Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually, and technically exciting work being made today." Akunyili Crosby was born in 1983 in Enugu,…
  • Luce Foundation Center: Artist Talk by Martine Workman

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

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

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

    Paddy Johnson
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Turkey is disturbing when Kramer’s head is stuck on it. Speaking of turkey, we’ve got a slew of holiday commissions coming out. Look to the blog on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday for our newest commissioned GIFs by Chris Collins, Eva Papamargariti, and Giselle Zatonyl.
  • Pussy Riot’s Bizarre Photo Shoot With a Creepy Rich Hobbyist

    Marina Galperina
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Photo: Bert Verwelius “You have never seen the women behind the masks quite like this!” So reads the description of “Pussy Riot Unmasked” and it delivers. Inside, there are several cheesy portrait close-ups of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, bare shoulders and up, slightly smiling faces awash in soft lighting. On the following pages, Nadya and Masha comically re-enact their time in Russian prisons, where they separately served 21 months each for several seconds of singing an anti-Putin protest punk song inside an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Moscow. Clad in prison…
  • Who’s Throwing Art Away? A Visit to Bob and Roberta Smith’s “Art Amnesty”

    Corinna Kirsch
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    MoMA PS1 courtyard. The trash bins are for Bob and Roberta Smith’s Art Amnesty exhibition. Who wants to throw away their art in public, with a bunch of other people? I don’t really know. I rid myself of sentences all the time (Welcome to my Mac trash bin!) but I wouldn’t announce it. So I was somewhat confused by the type of person who would take the time to hand-deliver an artwork to MoMA PS1 for Bob and Roberta Smith’s exhibition Art Amnesty; you can either discard your artwork in an outdoor dumpster (see above) or sign a waiver to display that artwork in one of PS1’s…
  • Wednesday Links: 100 Years of Food

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch Marina Galperina
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    A decade and a half of Phillip Niemeyer’s “100 Years of Food” In honor of the holiday, designer Phillip Niemeyer continues his “100 years of…” series with “100 years of food.” I love these. For the whole century, go to the Globe. [The Boston Globe] Protests continue across the country in solidarity with Ferguson. [BBC] Will Ferrell has been surprisingly vocal about his outrage over Twitter. We share this, because it’s unexpected. [Twitter] Pitchfork just ClickHoled itself with these 2015 album reviews. [Pitchfork] New York is going to get its first cat cafe on…
  • GIF of the Day: A Honey Boo Boo Thanksgiving Dance Party

    Whitney Kimball
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Remember GIF dance party? It still works, allowing anyone to pair their favorite tunes with their favorite dancing internet gifs, and with their favorite backdrops. Here’s one for the holidays. Just think of what you could do with Lent! Here’s one of just Honey Boo Boo: Here’s a lot of Honey Boo Boos: Note: Marina Galperina has traced the origins of the Honey Boo Boo GIF back to Dance Moms. But the proper attribution of the famed GIF is anyone’s guess.
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    Art Biz Blog

  • Single-Tasking Is The Answer for Improved Productivity

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

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

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

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

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Alert subscriber Clay Cantrell sent me the quote in this image some months ago, saying that it reminded him of me. The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. [Tweet this.] I tracked down the quote to, as best I can tell, fitness guru Bill Phillips. I wanted to share this with you because I can’t think of a quote that is more inspirational for me right now, and I hope it serves you. Who I Am You know me as someone who is a no-excuse-action-taking-don’t-stop-working kinda gal. I have never had a problem taking action. But that’s only a tiny part of WHO I…
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  • In a Field of '90s Barbieland Wreckage, Chop Suey Got Gaming for Girls Totally Right

    Jenn Frank
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Originally published on Motherboard. Reprinted with permission from the author. Please support Rhizome's Kickstarter to make Chop Suey and the other Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs available online. From Chop Suey. Developed in 1994 and published the following year, Chop Suey was a cunning piece of multimedia edutainment, suited just as well to grown-ups—smirking hipsters and punk rockers, probably—as it was to the prescribed "girls 7 to 12" crowd. But it wasn't a computer game. It was something else: a loosely-strung system of vignettes; a psychedelic exercise in "let's-pretend"; a…
  • Rhizome Today

    Lucy Chinen
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    This is Rhizome Today for Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Rhizome Today is an experiment in ephemeral blogging: a series of posts that are written hastily in response to current events, and taken offline within a day or so. The latest post can always be found at As when the news of Michael Brown's death first broke through into national conversation, the past few days I've seen people tweeting and facebooking about the level of filtering that goes on in our social media feeds during times of public outcry. Sensing distortion in her own feed during the August #Ferguson…
  • Artist Profile: Jeanette Hayes

    Zachary Kaplan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists whose work makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies. Zachary Kaplan: A few months back, I was on my way to your studio just as you posted a picture of Anna Wintour walking down the street (maybe at Prince and Thompson?). At first I thought, "Why is Anna Wintour skulking around SoHo alone, and how great is this photo?". But then I worried, "Jeanette's not going to be at her studio; she's out in the world capturing this picture that seems so 'on brand.'" When I arrived at your studio in Nolita, though, you were…
  • Rhizome Today: Chop Suey's Poet Moon

    Michael Connor
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    This is Rhizome Today for Monday, November 24, 2014. Rhizome Today is an experiment in ephemeral blogging: a series of posts that are written hastily in response to current events, and taken offline within a day or so. The latest post can always be found at One of my favorite parts in Chop Suey is this short animation featuring the moon. He seems at first to be world-weary and slightly menacing—he tells the little girls he can look into their bedroom and see their dreams—but his benevolence also shows through. People have talked about the sophistication of…
  • Chubz: the Demonization of my Working Arse (An Interview with Spitzenprodukte)

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

  • On Setting and Achieving Goals

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Something I hear a lot is about how much I get done and how I am seemingly everywhere. News to me, since I don't think I do nearly enough! Looking back though, so far this year I have had:2 successful solo exhibitscreated over 200 paintingshad illustrations publisheddonated works to fundraiser auctionsbegun offering design servicesbegun offering consults to emerging artistsHow do I do all of this? Simply by working toward my goals each day. It doesn't take a lot of effort at all times. It does require that you work every day, at least a little bit, toward achieving what you desire. If all you…
  • 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).
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  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Commission, Part 8

    Jeffrey Hayes
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    “Apples, Cherries, Bread, and Wine”  Oil on Panel   •   24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)   •   2014Private CollectionOne piece of unfinished business I'd like to wrap up is the recent thread about the commissioned painting. As you can see in the image, it is completed.  The collector who requested it visited my studio several weeks ago.  He was pleased with the final result, as was I.One of the main pleasures of doing this painting was working on the tabletop in the foreground.  It's all glazing; the burl of the veneer, the reflections of the fruits…
  • Show Update

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    This weekend's show went very well; several thousand people made their way through my booth (that's it, above), and I'm pleased to report that 11 paintings found new homes.  A big thanks to everybody who visited, and I look forward to seeing you all next year.Speaking of which, my next show will be in the same location in the spring, March 20 - 22, 2015.  I have an information and preview page on my website, which will be updated as the show approaches.  Please plan to come!
  • "Handmade Teacup Against Violet"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Handmade Teacup Against Violet" • Acrylic on Panel • 2.5x2.5 inches (6x6 cm) • 2014AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Concord Grapes and Sky"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Concord Grapes and Sky" • Acrylic on Panel • 2.5x3.5 inches (6x8 cm) • 2014Private CollectionDetails page This painting will be featured at my show, finishing today; the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA, November 21-23. For more information and a preview of the other paintings in the exhibit, please click here
  • "Boxed Olives"

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

  • usb media player test series - 2 with no black frame at loop point

    tom moody
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    The previous post journeyed into the brave new world of cheap USB media players and found the Incredisonic to be lacking on a couple of fronts as a GIF-looper. First, antialiasing turns the clean, straight lines of pixel graphics into mush, and second a black frame is inserted at the loop point if you convert the GIF to .mp4 or H.264 or whatever variant of the old Quicktime codec you choose. Turns out you can improve the sharpness somewhat by switching the default to a higher HDMI resolution, and also making sure your monitor is reading the HDMI as well as it can, but it's still not as sharp…
  • usb media player test series

    tom moody
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    How is the Incredisonic USB media player for looping GIFs, you ask. Not great, but... There are two ways you can play GIFs on this device: 1. You can screencapture the GIF looping for 2+ minutes and save the capture as an .mp4 with no loss of clarity. But when the Incredisonic plays the .mp4, it wants to treat it as video, and adds anti-aliasing, making those sharp pixels in the GIF fuzz out. On a 1080p monitor this looks bad. Also, it adds a black frame at the .mp4's 2 minute loop point. Also not good. 2. You can play the GIF directly as a "photo" file for durations ranging from 1 to 30…
  • machinery, 1980s

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

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

    tom moody
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    originally posted June 2013, so not very deep in the vault
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • Vitrine

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    We are all one or the other 2014 #479 20"x12"diameter Oil on Wood Armature under Glass Vitrine...
  • Paintings 2013

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    This is a presentation of paintings from 2013. Sizes of the following images are relative. Click on the image for enlarged images in the original blogpost of each painting. Paintings and works on paper for 2013:...
  • Paintings 2012

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    This is a presentation of paintings from 2012. Sizes of the following images are relative. Click on the image for enlarged images in the original blogpost of each painting. Paintings and works on paper for 2012:...
  • 23 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    When I was a grad student now so many years ago, a gallery owner/art dealer was touring the student's studios, long before such a practice was the fashion, the days of robbing cradles was soon to come. She offered...
  • Overtones of the Multitude

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Overtones of the Multitude 2014 #478 30"x20"...
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • “I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    “I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer: “Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet. Andre Govia describes himself as ‘addicted to decay.’ The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, Abandoned Planet, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, which has taken Govia and his camera to more than 22 countries over the past 15 years. Govia, who mainly makes his living as a freelance cinematographer for television, elicits a…
  • Is the Gurlitt collection so precious we forget its dubious heritage? | Nigel Warburton

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Is the Gurlitt collection so precious we forget its dubious heritage? | Nigel Warburton: “The paintings left to Bern Museum by Cornelius Gurlitt, son of a Nazi-era collector, may have strictly speaking been legally acquired but many were seized from Jewish owners The unexpected discovery of a hoard of paintings in’a Munich flat owned by Cornelius Gurlitt, son of the Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, stirred contrasting emotions. The trove included significant ‘degenerate’ paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dix, Kirchner, and many more. So there was delight at the…
  • Bert Rodriguez is turning his apartment into a museum — with him in it

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Bert Rodriguez is turning his apartment into a museum — with him in it: “Visitors to Stockbridge, Mass., can drop in on a museum that features Norman Rockwell’s old studio.“ (Via Culture Monster.)
  • David Hockney and the avant-garde

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    David Hockney and the avant-garde: “Decline of the avant-garde. ‘They got authority by damaging the earlier establishment,’ says David Hockney. ‘But they damaged all authority’… more“ (Via Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate.)
  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview (A Part 3…)

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 3: “One of the great pleasures of art fairs is seeing new work by artists you love—material just out of the studio, the paint barely dry. In today’s preview of Art Basel Miami Beach, those artists include some big names, like Thomas … Read More The post Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 3 appeared first on ARTnews.” (Via ARTnews.)
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  • Jian Ghomeshi Arrested And Charged With Sexual Assault

    Matthew Westphal
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    “Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi will plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault and choking, his lawyer says. Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail after he was arrested and appeared in a downtown courtroom Wednesday. The 47-year-old has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.”
  • Rare Shakespeare Folio Discovered In France

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    “The book was discovered this fall by librarians at a public library in St.-Omer, near Calais, who were sifting through its collections for an exhibition on English-language literature. The title page and other introductory material were torn off.”
  • David Hockney On What Artists Do

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    “When I’m actually painting, I feel like I’m 30 again. It’s only when I stop painting that I realize I’m not anymore.”
  • Giant Public Art Commission Collapses In Charges, Resignation

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    “An irregularity in the awarding of one of the most significant local art commissions in years has resulted in the resignation of a Houston Arts Alliance executive and stunned a sculptor who was preparing to create the biggest project of his career.”
  • NY Subway Performers Being Arrested By Police

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    “Although performing on the platform and mezzanine is legal (there is no permit or permission needed), subway performers have experienced an unprecedented amount of harassment from NYPD officers this year.”
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  • Jay Howell Opening at FFDG

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

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

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

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

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

    Julia Callaway
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    As always, I want to thank those who have commented on the posts and written me letters bypassing the “official channels” (though nothing can be more in- or unofficial than this blog; I distinguish between inofficial and unofficial, to the disapproval of the spellchecker and some editors). I only wish there were more comments and letters. With regard to my “bimonthly” gleanings, I did think of calling them bimestrial but decided that even with my propensity for hard words I could not afford such a monster. Trimestrial and quarterly are another matter. By the way, I would not call…
  • The Classical World from A to Z

    Connie Ngo
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. With over 700 entries on everything and anything related to the classical world in the Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization, we created an A-Z list of facts you should know about the time period. Alexander the Great: He believed himself the descendent of Heracles, Perseus, and Zeus. By 331 he had begun to represent himself as the…
  • Thanksgiving and the economics of sharing

    Katherine Soroya
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    For this American, my favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. Why? I have an image in my mind of Native Americans and colonists meeting and sharing food together; they share knowledge and stories. In the midst of their concerns about each other, they found respect for each other. Their spirit of sharing is a great inspiration. As an economist in this upside-down world of people stressing over their future and present, I find answers in that image of Thanksgiving. People eventually survive by sharing with each other as a community. The poor are fed. The sick are cared for. The…
  • AMS/SMT 2014: Highlights from the OUP booth

    Raquel Fernandes
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    We had a great time at this year’s AMS/SMT meeting! Milwaukee was a bit chilly, but we drank lots of coffee, cozied up with thrilling new books, and listened to some fantastic presentations! Weren’t able to make it, or just feeling nostalgic? Take a tour through the eyes of OUP music, and check out some memorable highlights from this year’s joint meeting: Check out the OUP booth all ready for AMS/SMT! Smile, and say, 'OXFORD!' Nalini Ghuman poses with her book, 'Resonances of the Raj'! Not one, but TWO! Todd Decker posing with both of his books at AMS/SMT, 'Who Should…
  • Religion and the paranormal

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    OUP author Diana Walsh Pasulka recently caught up with fellow scholar of religion Jeffrey J. Kripal, to discuss the study of the supernatural and the paranormal within the university. Diana Walsh Pasulka: You’ve written about the origin of the term paranormal and its link to the British and American Spiritualist movements. You’ve noted that the paranormal is inextricably linked to the idea of the sacred. How do you see the paranormal as different from the idea of the supernatural, which has traditionally been used to describe events that exceed naturalist explanations, like miracles, for…
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  • Double Exposure Photo Project Combines Human Bodies in Yoga Postures With Plant Life Structures

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    In his “Breathing Life” photo project, photographer and filmmaker Michael Synder masterfully blends human bodies in yogic postures with the intricate structures of plants and trees. The project explores how human and non-human life forms are united through the simple act of breathing air. More about the project: The images were shot in Washington D.C.’s Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park with local yoga instructors Hawah Kasat and Helena Snyder.  The project was created in partnership with Washington Parks & People, One Common Unity and Interdependent Pictures, Washington D.C.
  • Eric Pause's Paintings of Animal-Chainsaw Hybrids

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

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

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

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Some really fantastic effects in this skate video by Felix Loechel! The words are from a clip of Marc Johnson talking in Transworld’s “Modus Operandi” video. Watch “Cliff” below. View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Internet Age Media Weekend

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it! Speakers include: Myself, Alex Bec (Director of It’s Nice That), Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Creative Content Director at Nowness), Julia Kaganskiy (Director of New Museum’s Art & Tech Incubator), Katie Dreke (Global Brand Director at Nike), Filip Visnjic…
  • Feel Good Video of the Day: Sammy the Explorer

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    Meet Sammy the Explorer, he is one of over 7,000 people in Sumba who now has clean drinking water thanks to Hurley’s H20 initiative. Now he’s gonna explore the world. Love the way this video is edited, watch it below. View the whole post: Feel Good Video of the Day: Sammy the Explorer over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • James Jean for Big Bad Wolf

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    My friend Amy recently started a kid’s clothing line called Big Bad Wolf and they’ve just collaborated with artist James Jean. If you’ve got a little one, you can peep the tee here.  View the whole post: James Jean for Big Bad Wolf over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Photographer Jessamyn Lovell Had Her Identity Stolen And Got Revenge With An Art Project

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at SF Camerawork, a gallery in San Francisco, discussing a project she was working on when her wallet was stolen. Of course this resulted in a series of unauthorized purchases and theft charges, and left Lovell feeling very angry. So angry in fact that she didn’t simply replace her cards and move on with her life, she actually decided to track down her thief and turn the whole thing into a photo project. Lovell hired a private investigator named Pete Siragusa who was actually able to locate the scam artist, one Erin Coleen Hart. Lovell…
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  • Sculpture made from a piece of sound spatially recorded (based...

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Sculpture made from a piece of sound spatially recorded (based on Chladni patterns) by Ricky van Broekhoven: "As a sound designer and musician I always experience music as something very tangible. Almost in the same degree as experiencing a landscape. But sound always remains something ungraspable. I got fascinated by the Chladni patterns. They visualise resonance patterns of sound in a miraculous way. Salt or a similar substance is poured on a thin metal plate that is resonating on a clear tone. Every tone frequency has it’s own specific symmetrical organic drawing that appears. The device…
  • Sculpture made from sound spatially recorded (based on Chladni...

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Sculpture made from sound spatially recorded (based on Chladni patterns) by Ricky van Broekhoven
  • Tectonics of Transparency...

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    Tectonics of Transparency Sculpture Via Fubiz
  • vertical detail 8 by Bruce Riley on Flickr.

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    vertical detail 8 by Bruce Riley on Flickr.
  • pinkeye by Bruce Riley on Flickr.

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    pinkeye by Bruce Riley on Flickr.
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • Cross-Pollination on Baraza

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Fig. 5: Drawing by Sayed Ibrahim (n.d.) Cross-Pollination Joy Garnett My short article on Abushâdy and hybridity has been posted to Baraza a meeting space for critical collaboration run by graduate students in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University:   "This week on Baraza, we're buzzing with excitement over Joy Garnett's essay on the archive of her maternal grandfather, the well-known Egyptian poet and beekeeper Ahmed Zaki Abushady. Edited by Rosa Klein-Baer, Garnett's piece explores some of the cross-pollination between…
  • Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery (via New American Paintings)

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

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

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

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

  • Weight Watchers takes unusual approach with new ad

    Eliza Williams
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Our relationship with food is a complex one, as this new ad for Weight Watchers from Wieden + Kennedy Portland points out... The spot is set to the light-hearted tune 'If you're happy...', though with the lyrics adapted to highlight the way our eating habits can be governed by emotion. It is an unusual approach by a dieting company – whereas we are used to inspirational stories of how weight loss has changed lives, this ad explores (in a fairly cheerful way) some of the more complicated reasons why we might eat too much. The timing of the launch feels unexpected too. We are usually flooded…
  • TEDxAmsterdam launches the Human Clock

    Eliza Williams
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    To promote the forthcoming TEDxAmsterdam conference, agency We Are Pi has created the Human Clock, a digital timepiece filled with faces from all over the world... The TEDxAmsterdam conference takes place on Friday and includes speakers ranging from Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo to fashion blogger Ari Seth Cohen. To promote the diversity at the root of TEDx, We Are Pi has created the Human Clock, an online 'experiment' at, which features faces uploaded from around the world. The aim of the project is to reach 24 hours worth of one-second faces – around 86,000…
  • How our December cover was created

    Creative Review
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    The cover of our December Photography Annual issue features a new digital finishing technique developed by Precision Printing that creates a high-build, super glossy finish The two images from our Photography Annual which feature on the front and back covers of CR this month have been framed with a cross-hathc pattern that recalls Polaroid prints. In addition, the images themselves have been treated with a high-build finish that raises them proud of the surface of the cover paper. The process, known as Lustre Enhancement, uses polymer to create texture and a high-build effect on designated…
  • Eight of the best Christmas window displays

    Rachael Steven
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    With Christmas shopping season well underway, department stores on both sides of the Atlantic have transformed their windows with elaborate festive displays: Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges' feature enchanted forests and fairy tale scenes, while Barneys' house live dance performances and intricate mechanical sculptures. Here's a look at the best we've seen so far from London, Paris & New York... Harrods The theme for Harrods beautifully dressed windows is 'The Land of Make Believe' - described by the store as "a contemporary take on tradition, set against a Scandinavian landscape…
  • How to land that dream job and more student advice

    Pip Jamieson
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Poster by Andy J MIller as featured in the Advice to Sink in Slowly calendar. See below for details As founder of creative community The Dots, Pip Jamieson knows a thing or two about getting started in the creative industries. Here's her (extremely comprehensive) guide for students and graduates looking to land that dream job, plus some Advice to Sink in Slowly The scary thing about our industry 
is that while there are more creative jobs than ever before, the competition is fierce. Since starting professional creative community The Dots, incredibly talented juniors are always asking me for…
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  • Jian Ghomeshi Arrested And Charged With Sexual Assault

    Matthew Westphal
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    “Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi will plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault and choking, his lawyer says. Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail after he was arrested and appeared in a downtown courtroom Wednesday. The 47-year-old has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.”
  • Rare Shakespeare Folio Discovered In France

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    “The book was discovered this fall by librarians at a public library in St.-Omer, near Calais, who were sifting through its collections for an exhibition on English-language literature. The title page and other introductory material were torn off.”
  • David Hockney On What Artists Do

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    “When I’m actually painting, I feel like I’m 30 again. It’s only when I stop painting that I realize I’m not anymore.”
  • Giant Public Art Commission Collapses In Charges, Resignation

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    “An irregularity in the awarding of one of the most significant local art commissions in years has resulted in the resignation of a Houston Arts Alliance executive and stunned a sculptor who was preparing to create the biggest project of his career.”
  • NY Subway Performers Being Arrested By Police

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    “Although performing on the platform and mezzanine is legal (there is no permit or permission needed), subway performers have experienced an unprecedented amount of harassment from NYPD officers this year.”
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    Modern Art Obsession

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    I'm sure some of you have probably seen the often quoted 10 Golden Rules for Every Busy Woman. I don't have a clue who wrote them as I've never seen an author acknowledged. I thought I'd have a go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014 - shortlisted artists and winner

    Katherine Tyrrell
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I've just discovered that if you are in the UK you can access RTE - and hence you can watch a short preview on RTE of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014.  Here's the link to the programme. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to enter the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2015 - and improve your chances of being selected

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The website for the BP Portrait Exhibition 2015 is now online - complete with information about how to enter. As I have done in previous years, I've compiled my very popular Making A Mark Guide to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recording Britain Now - exhibition and prizewinner

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

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

  • Installation view: Paintings from Paris

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    In his final show at 681 Washington Street in the West Village, Peter Makebish has curated "Paintings from Paris," an eclectic, salon-style, group show of work he loves. The work in the show is wide ranging, from the geometric abstraction of Peter Demos, Teri Hackett and Alika Herreshoff to the oozing materiality of Kim Dorland and Randy Wray. Artists include Aidas Bareikis, Sharon Butler, Peter Demos, Kim Dorland, Leo Fitzpatrick, Theresa Hackett, Lane Hagood, Alika Herreshoff, Geoff Hippenstiel, Elizabeth Huey, Bill Saylor, Suzannah Wainhouse, Anke Weyer, Randy Wray. In the new…
  • Snaps: A visit to Maine College of Art

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / November 18, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image: Stuart Shils @ Steven Harvey Fine ArtProject]Click for full story / links
  • News from Philadelphia: Libby Rosof to step back from daily operations at The Art Blog

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

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

  • Sketching People

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Much-Needed Art Break

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

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

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

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

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

  • Giving Thanks

    Barney Davey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    I am giving thanks to you for reading this blog! For most readers of this blog, finding reasons to pause for a day to enjoy a day set aside for being thankful is easy. For many years now, I have used... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Art Career Production Problems

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

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

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

    Barney Davey
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    It’s a fact, art collectors are everywhere. If it is true that they are in abundance, why does the task of finding art collectors seem so impossibly hard? The lifeblood of any business is in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Marie-Laure Cruschi (Cruschiform)

    Charley Parker
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Marie-Laure Cruschi is a French illustrator and designer, who often goes by the name of her Paris studio, Cruschiform. Cruschi’s work crosses the boundaries of her two areas of expertise, veering from vector illustration to design — and back again; the two inextricably intertwined in many images. Her strengths are obvious in those elements that are most strongly shared by the two disciplines: subtle color relationships and composition. There are a variety of projects on the Cruschiform website and Behance galleries. Of particular interest are her striking series of vector…
  • Dina Brodsky

    Charley Parker
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Originally from Balarus, Dina Brodsky moved to the U.S. with her family at an early age. She studied at the University of Massachussets Amherst and New York Academy of Art. In her most recent series, Brodsky revels in the rich textures, subtle colors and muted value changes in abandoned buildings. She infuses these with a haunting narrative element in the form of repeated themes of birds and sometimes other animals, making the spaces seem at once inhabited and more empty. Most of her work is fairly small, approximately 8 inches (20 cm) across, painted in oil on mylar or plexiglass. I’m…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Gussow’s Old Man’s Treasure

    Charley Parker
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Old Man’s Treasure (Das Katzchen), Karl Gussow On Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Awwwwww… Gussow was criticized at times for being sentimental. Well, yes, but… look at that wonderfull brushwork, the controlled color, nuanced values and wonderful attention to texture and detail — right down to the old man’s dirty fingernails. The man could paint, friends and neighbors. And the kitten is cute. I mean, really. Awwwwww…
  • Mingiue Helen Chen

    Charley Parker
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Mingiue Helen Chen is a visual development artist, art director and illustrator who has worked in feature animation on titles like Frankenweenie, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. She also worked on the experimental Paperman short, which explored a convergence of GCi and the look of hand drawn animation. Chen’s style ranged from bright and engagingly cartoony, to moody and atmospheric. You can find some of her work and personal pieces on her sketchblog, and some archives of older pieced on her old blog. There is an article on Muddy Colors, and an accompanying video on YouTube [Via Concept…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Frank Waller’s 14th St Metropolitan Museum Interior

    Charley Parker
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street, Frank Waller In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For six years, from 1873 to 1879, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was based in the Douglas Mansion at 128 West 14th Street in Manhattan, while the current building in Central Park was under construction (more on the museum’s history page). Waller painted at least one other view of the museum’s interior at that location (though I don’t know if this is a monochromatic painting, or just a black and white photograph).
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  • Keeping Your Online Activities from Prying Eyes

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

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

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

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

    Georgia Jones
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
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  • Exhib: #What She Gave To Me

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    (from the press release) In appreciation of and thanksgiving to Mother Nature, Mad Nest brings together six florists and nine emerging photographers for an intimate showcase of the things we learn and receive from nature, in the spirit of giving back. Six local florists, all small or home businesses, created exclusive flower pieces for the exhibition, which were then styled and photographed by nine young and upcoming photographers. Live bouquets are used in the exhibition, and their slow but eventual decay is a stark reminder of the fragility of nature. All the artists are given the…
  • Fahmy Ishak is F(inicky)I(n)N(ature)

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Fahmy Ishak fell into the business of making aprons after crafting his first piece for a barista. “I was busy sewing an apron whilst working in a retail store when a client walked in. He was intrigued by my work and asked whether he could get it for his upcoming competition. From that one purchase came a slew of orders from baristas, bartenders, chefs and tattoo artists.” Mid 2012 he launches FIN, yielding a range of patched and mended (boro) messenger bags and clutches and hand stitched aprons of soulful beauty. Other offerings include bags in timeless and sturdy materials…
  • Spotted! Loi Cai Xiang

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

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

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

  • Botanical Art Books Discounted at ArtPlantae

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    ArtPlantae is having a sale! Most of the sale items are discounted catalogs of botanical art that received bumps or scratches during shipping between ASBA venues. Included in the sale is the latest catalog published by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). The catalog Botanical Art with Altitude: Small Works 2014 features the drawings […]
  • Botanical Painting in Southern France

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Artist and educator Lisa Coddington invites you to join her for a botanical art tour in southern France. A summary is included below. Contact Lisa for a detailed itinerary. Painting Provence: Botanical Painting in Southern France May 22-29, 2015 Join this memorable week that combines tours of historic villages such as Marseille, Aix de Provence, […]
  • Sketching to Understand the Biology of Invasive Plants

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Artist and naturalist Linda C. Miller has a collection of small nature paintings now on view at A Touch of Earth Gallery. This artisan gallery features all forms of collectible art, including pottery, jewelry, prints, lamps, metal works and more. Stop by the gallery on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 12-4 PM to meet Linda […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Artist In Residence Camille Lopez writes – Poetry

    Artist In Residence
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I had some dark times in my life. When things became too bleak I would write poetry as a coping mechanism. Here are a few of my prose; Follow @calzphoto EARLY DAWN I wake each morning early dawn and wonder can I carry on whats does this day have in store for me waiting on the horizon that I can not see I struggle and fight just to keep alive I dare not even hope to thrive to keep churning ever onward is a must for my little ones full of hope and trust as I press on them not seeing the pain I hope and pray that I can stay sane no one can see the turmoil inside or the waves of despair I…
  • Orlando Newborn Photographer, Why Hire a Professional?

    AtContent Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Why Hire a Professional Orlando Newborn Photographer There are many parents who want to want to make sure that they can always capture the best and memorable moments of their babies. It is given that kids grow quickly. One moment you would see them sleeping…
  • Suspended in Air – Levitation Photography by -Natsumi Hayashi

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space present Terry Riley’s In C Mali Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space present Terry Riley’s In C Mali Africa Express performance at Tate Modern Photo © Alexey Moskvin/Tate An interactive film online at from 28 November 2014 For public information +44 (0)20 7887 8888 @tate #InCMali Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space celebrate the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s world-renowned composition In C with the launch of an interactive online film. In C is often cited as the…
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    Art Threat

  • Activist pasts, austere presents, queered futures: An interview with Emily Davidson

    Max Haiven
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    “Imagine a new relationship to every aspect of everything.” “Capitalism has fallen; Art must be redefined.” “You get to pick your gender when you come of age, but feel free to change your mind.” “Living together is still hard; Art makes it better.” These missives from the Inner City Artists’ Commune arrive to us from a post-capitalist future, as envisioned by Halifax-based artist and community organizer Emily Davidson as part of her contribution to the Activist Ink exhibition in early 2013 at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.
  • Ethnography 101: La cour de Babel and La marche à suivre

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

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

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

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

  • A Shadow Cast: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    The Setup The Subject The post A Shadow Cast: Session 1 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 4

    Chris Beaven
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Not a huge change from the previous nights work, I just worked on cleaning up some areas a bit. The Setup The Subject The post Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 4 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 3

    Chris Beaven
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Session 3 The Setup The Subject The post Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 3 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Second session. The Setup The Subject The post Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 2 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Starting a new painting tonight. I’m keeping it simple and fun for the next few paintings, soon we will be going on vacation. The Setup The Subject The post Satsuma Behind Jar: Session 1 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
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  • Auguste Rodin: 1840-1917

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

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

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

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

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

  • Illustrator show Saturday Nov 22nd!!!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anna Rita Alatan, Francine Gravel, and Tamar Avni

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Three not-to-be-missed solo exhibtions by three talented women artists are on view until November 25.  Francine Gravel’s paintings draw from Medieval, Mexican, and Egyptian art as they weave a unique tapestry of mythology and dreams. The artworks created by Anna Rita Alatan known as ARA appear almost paradoxical, possessing as they do both the impression of great energy and a feeling of serene repose. Israeli artist and lecturer Tamar Avni uses her photography to explore several issues including gender, politics, media, and culture. Image Credit: ARA, Lost in a Dream The post Anna Rita…
  • Exhibitions: Labyrinth of Color; Reconstructing Reality

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

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

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

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

  • Review: Sabina Ott/Chicago Cultural Center

    Assistant Art Editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Sabina Ott’s site-specific installation “here and there pink melon joy” at the Chicago Cultural Center intersperses highbrow with lowbrow sensibilities as a means of contemplating value. Spanning three rooms, each gallery is named after the levels Dante travels in the epic poem “The Divine Comedy.” Ott visualizes the work of Dante and a bibliography […]
  • Review: Dan Gunn/Monique Meloche

    Assistant Art Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED In “Impromptu Airs,” Dan Gunn has crafted delights for the eye, deviating from his earlier projects that mirrored elements of recognizable architecture and design. A group of “Fans” assembled from laser-cut, wooden strips have been stained in a circus-tent palette of red and white. The standard motif in “Fan No. 9” of 2013 gets […]
  • Review: Material Gestures: Cut, Weave, Sew, Knot/Rhona Hoffman Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Rhona Hoffman brings together a group exhibition of works from the past thirty years that shows how fabric performs as a palimpsest of industrial and domestic worlds, transplanted from utilitarian to art contexts. Karen Reimer’s “Endless Set #1399,” was originally developed as a site-specific installation for UIC’s Gallery 400. Digits cut from white cloth […]
  • Review: Christian Vincent/Ann Nathan Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Christian Vincent’s recent figurative paintings are 2,000 miles removed from what has characterized Chicago figure painting for the past fifty years: invitational instead of confrontational, gently thematic instead of intensely personal, conventional instead of weird, cinematic instead of graphic, pleasant instead of disturbing. Painted in Los Angeles, they might even serve as storyboards for a […]
  • Review: Carson Fox/Linda Warren Projects

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

  • Help spread the word: shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

    Tara Reed
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • LAST DAY for introductory savings on the Trade Show Success Secrets eBook

    Tara Reed
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    TODAY!  Monday, 11/24/14 – is your last chance to save $20 on my newly released ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets. I won’t waste your time here – if you are even considering exhibiting at the Licensing Expo or SURTEX in the next few years, you should consider this resource. Go to to get the details and grab your copy while it is $20 off. Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • If not you…

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

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

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Kimbo Gruff, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Facebook | Store ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Kimbo Gruff on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
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    26 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Kimbo Gruff, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Facebook | Store ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Kimbo Gruff on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Kimbo Gruff, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Facebook | Store ______ See...

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Kimbo Gruff, Untitled, 2014 Tumblr | Facebook | Store ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Kimbo Gruff on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Jules de Balincourt Idol Hands, 2012, Oil on wood panel, 76 x 66...

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Jules de Balincourt Idol Hands, 2012, Oil on wood panel, 76 x 66 inches, Image copyright: Collection of Shelley Kaminer Fine Art. Image courtesy Salon 94 and the Artist. Illuminated, 2012, Oil, oil stick, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas 96 x 96 inches (243.8 x 243.8 cm) Fortune Island, 2014, Oil on Panel, 70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm) US as in You Me and Them, 2010, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 82 x 55 inches (208.3 x 139.7 cm), images posted with permission of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Exhibition, FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt at the Modern Art Museum of Fort…
  • Nooree Kim, Untitled, 2014 Society6 | Instagram ______ See more...

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Nooree Kim, Untitled, 2014 Society6 | Instagram ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Nooree Kim on iheartmyart.See more drawing on iheartmyart.
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    Happy Famous Artists » Blog

  • Studio Voltaire / Pop-Up Store!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Studio Voltaire opens its biennial pop-up store, House of Voltaire, with fantastic selections of unique artworks and limited editions in all price ranges. Offering prints, accessories, homeware, stickers, clothing and more, it’s a perfect place to hunt for an original Christmas present. See below some of our favourite picks. On till 20 December in Mayfair.  Jeremy Deller: I Blame The Internet / God Bless David Bowie / Untitled Jordan Wolfson: Bumper Stickers Ryan McGinley: Marmoset Thomas Bayrle: Fats Domino David Shrigley: Strive for Excellence Liam Gillick: Libra Solidus…
  • Keep Kemistry Alive – 3 days left!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Sad to hear that Kemistry Gallery will soon be closing their Charlotte Rd venue due to the ever-increasing rents in Shoreditch. We love their graphic design-focused program and hope that their plan to reopen at another East London location will be successful! To make it happen, we invite our readers to support their Kickstarter campaign. There are just 3 days left, so please pledge now & spread the news! #SaveKemistryGallery Kemistry Gallery was founded in 2004 by Graham McCallum and Richard Churchill. Since then it has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge…
  • New release by MER. Paper Kunsthalle: GNI_RI_2014 Nick Ervinck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Foreshadowing

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Edlen
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. - Kurt Cobain
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  • ‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

    Nandini Moitra
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
  • Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

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

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

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

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

  • Shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

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

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

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

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

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

    Tara Reed
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • LAST DAY for introductory savings on the Trade Show Success Secrets eBook

    Tara Reed
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    TODAY!  Monday, 11/24/14 – is your last chance to save $20 on my newly released ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets. I won’t waste your time here – if you are even considering exhibiting at the Licensing Expo or SURTEX in the next few years, you should consider this resource. Go to to get the details and grab your copy while it is $20 off. Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • If not you…

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

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

    Tara Reed
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drum roll please… I’m excited to announce that my newly revised and re-written ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets – is now available! There is an introductory discount of $20 for anyone who purchases the eBook by Monday, 11/24.  It will automatically apply the discount when you visit the web page and click on the “I want the ebook” link… This eBook is for artists who are exhibiting at SURTEX or the Licensing Expo within the next year or so.  It will help you understand the shows, who you will meet and how to prepare and present your art.
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • EBSQ Friday Five

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wheeeee!

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

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

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

    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

    14 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:Spring Rapture by Jo Louca I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies,…
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  • Greer Lankton’s Dolls Don’t Play

    Arthur Nersesian
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    ‘Greer Lankton: Love Me’ installation view (photo by Karl Peterson) I’ve never seen a spoiler alert for an art show, but I learned two unexpected facts as I perused the Greer Lankton exhibition at Participant Inc. I had just happened to be passing by the gallery when I glanced inside and saw the two giant troll dolls standing guard — one with a penis and testicles and the other with a vagina. They drew me in. ‘Greer Lankton: Love Me’ installation view (photo by Karl Peterson) (click to enlarge) Genitalia are a major aspect of Lankton’s work, and one…
  • Thanksgiving Meals for Modern Artists

    Benjamin Sutton
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Hannah Rothstein, “Piet Mondrian” (2014) (all images courtesy the artist, via What would Vincent van Gogh’s Thanksgiving spread have looked like? Would Jackson Pollock have been as gestural in his deployment of gravy and cranberry sauce as he was with his paints? Would Piet Mondrian have been as judicious in his doling out of mashed potatoes and turkey as he was with his reds, blues, and yellows? The San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein proposes answers to these burning questions in her series “How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving…
  • 19th Century Photos of a Brooklyn Brownstone

    Benjamin Sutton
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    (all images courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries unless noted otherwise) The beautiful mansion that once stood at 353 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill in Brooklyn belonged to the industrialist William Henry Nichols, co-founder of G. H. Nichols and Company — a chemical company that smelted metals and minerals at its Newtown Creek plant to make sulfuric acid and other substances. He was tremendously successful in the chemical business, as is plain to see from the plush interiors of his home. An album of seven photos by architectural photographer B.J. Smith from circa 1876 will come up for…
  • Behold the Nazi Postcards from the Infamous Degenerate Art Show

    Jillian Steinhauer
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
    ‘Entartete Kunst’ Berlin exhibition postcard, showing signage on the front of the building at Galeriestrasse 4 (courtesy Swann Auction Galleries) Often we think of postcards as cheap, cheesy, innocuous items — printed pictures that crack a joke, offer an idealized version of a place, give us a snippet of experience. But postcards, as popular reflections of our society, have a darker history as well. Consider the ones made in the US from photographs of lynchings, with cheerful messages handwritten on the reverse, or, in the case of an upcoming Swann auction, postcards made…
  • Hyperallergic Is Looking for Interns

    Mostafa Heddaya
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Hyperallergic’s paid internship program is currently seeking candidates for December through May. Interested writers should be available for at least 10 contiguous weeks within that period. Prospective interns can email the following to internships [at] A note (of roughly 250 words) explaining why Hyperallergic is a good fit for you, what you expect out of the internship, and a little about your experience in art, culture, writing, and journalism. Links to relevant clips: articles about art and culture you have published. Links to your relevant social media…
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    Living Undone

  • Be Still

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    ceramic shells ____________ I am at a loss to add anything to this video but I wanted so much to share it with you all as all the chaos and craziness begins for the holidays. I invite you to breathe and settle to watch the whole thing. You will be different after experiencing this. I am.
  • Where I Come From

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Growing up I spent most weekends with my grandparents who lived on a lake/pond. It was pretty still water with just the right amount of brush and uncut trees bordering the edges. Mornings would find me on the trail to my favorite access where I felt the privacy I needed to just BE. In this lake were giant orange carp. (skip to 1.14 in video) I fantasized they were unwanted goldfish flushed down the toilet and now getting their revenge by growing into huge monsters. I loved them. When we are kids and unfortunately this penchant seems never to leave us; that of: “I LOVE THAT! I WANT THAT!
  • I Have To Laugh

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

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

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

  • Your art is still loading

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    via vicnaranja
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    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
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    26 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    what is happening with Mashable?
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  • It’s OK

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Tom Rosenthal | “It’s OK” – Official music video from Hannah Jacobs on Vimeo. A lovely little animated music video for Tom Rosenthal!Directed and animated by Hannah Jacobs
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Chrycka Harper
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]
  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Easy And Free Last Minute Thanksgiving Goodies

    alli woods frederick
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
          IT’S no secret that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in The States – a day dedicated to family and gratitude for all the blessings, both great and small, that we are fortunate enough to experience…and yes, family – be it a family born of blood or one we’ve built by bonds of loving friendship – is one of those blessings (even if it doesn’t always seem that way; after all, what is a family without its little squabbles and annoyances?) Loving and forgiving each other despite how much we may drive each other crazy is precisely what makes a family,…
  • Divorce Is Weird.

    alli woods frederick
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
        AS my ex-husband and I stared at each other eye to eye for the first time in over a year and a half across the desk at the gallery yesterday, I was suddenly struck by how truly odd divorce is.   DIVORCE IS WEIRD.   Standing before me was a man I had once made solemn vows to, and he to me, to be with each other until death parted us…and there he stood, now a stranger to me, utterly foreign. There are some things that never change – I still know his ins and outs and ups and downs, I can see the wheels turning in his mind, his ticks and tells, the odd and random…
  • To Strive, To Seek, To Find, And Not To Yield

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

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

    alli woods frederick
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
        MEDIOCRITY, is not something for which to strive.  I don’t care what you do, be it butcher, baker or candlestick maker…   JUST REMEMBER     BE A GOOD WHATEVER TODAY. (AND FOR THE RECORD AND IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, YOU ARE ALREADY ARE GOOD, SO KEEP IT UP, DARLIN’.)     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGE  ::  BY BRAMANTOSETYAKI  ::     The post Be A Good Whatever appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
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    Visual News

  • Kevin Peterson Paints Innocence in a Sometimes Difficult World

    Shawn Saleme
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Children are so innocent when they are young, but as they grow up in the wild world, they discover the behaviors of the humans who have lived longer. It’s hard to hold on to that sweetness once possessed. Artist Kevin Peterson explores this contrast, painting the innocence of a young girl growing up in a broken world. On his large canvases, we see young girls in their pretty dresses against a harsh backdrop of concrete walls covered with graffiti and worn posters. In his artistic statement, Peterson says that his paintings revolve around themes of loneliness and the strength it takes to…
  • Monk With A Camera: Feel Good Documentary Tells The Story Of Nicholas Vreeland’s Path To Enlightenment

    Paul Caridad
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Growing up as the good-looking, jet setting son of U.S. diplomats and grandson of legendary Vogue magazine editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland began his adulthood as one of NYC’s most eligible bachelors. With a career in photography, he was the embodiment of the American Dream, but in 1985, after a trip to India, he changed the course of his life to become a Buddhist monk. Leaving all of the material possessions from his former life behind, there was one item that sneaked back into his life. His brother gifted him a camera when he moved to the monastery and though this passion is…
  • 3D Sculpt in Virtual Reality With an Oculus Rift, Then 3D Print It

    Benjamin Starr
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The ultimate dream for many designers is to quickly make objects with their hands, but the real world has some real limits. Enter VRClay, an application that lets you sculpt in the air using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Razer Hydra gaming controllers. Just like building something with tools, this software would allow intuitive 3D model creation in a building space, almost like real life. It’s a fantastic leap into the future of creativity. The logical step with this type of system is to pair it with 3D printing technology. The Czech company behind VRClay is making sure their…
  • This Sauna Takes the Edge Off the Cold, and Conventional Sauna Design

    Benjamin Starr
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Conventional sauna design has been using angular shapes for a long time, and that’s something a bit at odds with lounging comfortably in the heat. What if that warm wood interior could be curvaceous, soft to the touch, and even the eyes? The people at design firm Partisans have created just that with their recent project called Grotto. It might be the most beautiful sauna we’ve ever seen. The magically warm cave is located on private San Souci island in the exclusive Georgian Bay region of Lake Huron’s eastern shore. Perched on weather worn rocks just above the waters edge, the…
  • Fanny Hands Lane & Sally’s Bottom: Maps of Britain’s Slightly Rude and Just Plain Silly Place Names

    Benjamin Starr
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever hopped off a flight to London and taken the Underground into the city, you were treated to something remarkably British. Over the loudspeaker a soothing voice announces without a bit of a giggle, that you are on the train bound for… Cockfosters. It’s a name that would raise most english speaker’s eyebrows, but not the English themselves. Welcome to Great Britain, home of very silly names. Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick (…indeed) have created the Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names to catalogue the many silly, bizarre and downright rude names…
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  • Is the Cultural Sector Ready to Move Beyond Data for Data’s Sake?

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
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    6 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
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    Ian David Moss
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  • Retrato

    Ruben Marone
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
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  • Marijke Van Epen

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dana Gordon & Cathy Diamond: Color & Line

    Brett Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Ann Saul reviews works by Dana Gordon and Cathy Diamond at Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, on view through December 6, 2014. Saul writes that "Gordon’s canvases coax line and color to share importance in a display of exuberant abstraction. Executed with great precision, vivid colors and playful shapes are carefully arranged in Gordon’s thoughtful compositions. In 'Endless Painting 1,' 2014, two column-like forms go off the top and bottom edges of a large vertical canvas. Inside these baroque forms are uniformly sized blocks, each square its own pure color, sometimes…
  • Paul Behnke: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Paul Behnke. Asked about the pleasure inherent in the experience of pure color, Behnke comments: "I think of my color as more anxiety... color can serve as a segue into the work... the color makes them more accessible... an then ... when things settle down and you spend more time with the piece it starts to be a little grating." Expressing a preference for more traditional picture space versus an all-over approach to abstraction, Behnke notes: "I don't like a lot of chaos ... I want there to be important forms…
  • Stuart Shils: Painting by Other Means

    Brett Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    David Cohen considers the photographic works of painter Stuart Shils in an essay for the exhibition Stuart Shils: because i have no interest in those questions... at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through December 21, 2014. Cohen writes: "Stuart Shils is a painter. His very being has come to be filtered through the act, substance, and legacies of paint. The place of photography in his life is a case in point. That he photographs with acumen and passion, relishing what are for him new expressive possibilities, is borne out by this publication and its related show,…
  • Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings

    Brett Baker
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Viktor Witkowski blogs about Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings, recently on view at Cheim & Read, New York. Witkowski writes: "Whenever politics enter painting, one of the questions that arises is how subject matter relates to form. Are there successful painting strategies in which something otherwise unseen can be made visible? Can paintings trigger political awareness? In case of Holzer’s work, classified and therefore unseen documents are rendered visible. By creating paintings of classified documents, the content of these documents is suddenly brought into our perceptual field.
  • Trevor Winkfield: Relentless Complexities

    Brett Baker
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Thomas Devaney considers two recently published books: How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation With Miles Champion (Pressed Wafer) and George Braque and Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield (The Song Cave). Devaney notes that "it is Winkfield’s recent books ... which most attest to such a steadfast life of looking, reading, writing, and making art. Winkfield’s essays range from more familiar artists, such as Florine Stettheimer, Marcel Duchamp, and Vermeer, to those less discussed, such as Myron Stout, Richard Dadd, and seventeenth-century…
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  • Electroluminescent Painted Bike

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

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

    by serzomanik
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Hello Guys, till it is still available I am posting embed of the video recorded during FREE AIRBRUSH ACTION’S FIRST WEBCHAT (it is not live anymore as I...
  • What is My Art Worth? Flayer for Your Customers

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

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

  • Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sunny Pienza

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Sunny Pienza12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650 If you follow my work, you know I have painted many scenes from Pienza, Italy. The town is charming. A wonderful place to spend a day (or a month!). But what I find so captivating is the sunlight. There are so many beautiful dramatic shadows on the buildings and in little small garden spots. I am always searching out the light for beautiful patterns.
  • Giverny Gladiolus

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

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

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

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

  • New 2015 Polar Bears Calendars Released

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigerian novelist speaks about the danger of a "single story"

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 18:49) "That's how we create a single story: Show a people as one thing, as only one thing over and over again and that's what they become." Chimamanda Ngozi I watched the video and found a woman who is not only a great thinker but also a fighter without losing…
  • Information and knowledge are not enough

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
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    kiran's Art world

  • Kundan Rangoli

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

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

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

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

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

  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

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

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

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

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

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

  • Crustacean sub

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    Day 26Topic - Crustacean sub
  • Unidentified Floating Crustaceans

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
     'Grow'vember day 25Topic - 'Unidentified Floating Crustaceans'
  • 'Grow'vember day 24 - sauropods

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    Day 24Topic - sauropods
  • 'Grow'vember day 23 - T Rex

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
     Day 23 topic - Tyrannosaurus rexTo feather or not to feather? I heard in a radio show that more has been learned about dinosaurs -since- the film Jurassic Park than in all the time before the film! The bottom image shows my preliminary studies, mostly from the above mentioned film, and from Walking with Dinosaurs the puppet show. The uppermost image was a test to see what I'd learned from the reference material.
  • 'Grow'vember day 22 - stegosaurus

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
      Day 22Topic - stegosaurus
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  • Art News — Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium

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

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

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

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

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


    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween everybody! Happy Halloween by *ink-pot on deviantART The Pumpkin Dance by *Bloodline-009 on deviantARTThis blog posts at 0600h PST every day. RSS feeds might be slower, so please visit us at
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Mottram
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Todd and Copper came up this week for Sketch Dailies. Just some fan art for The Fox and The Hound. Great pals.
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  • Going to the Engine: Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer

    Rajendra Roy
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Snowpiercer. 2013. South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France. Directed by Bong Joon-ho. Courtesy of Radius TWC The first time I remember going to “the Engine,” I was probably six or seven years old and I was taking my little sister with me. We were flying across the country alone, unaccompanied minors in the late 1970s. I remember feeling in charge; I’d been on planes since I was 10 days old. I also knew that I didn’t really have a choice, my sister needed me to be determined, steady. As we were flying forward, horror: the tickets were gone. Yes, the floppy red carbon-copy kind in logo-ed…
  • This Week at MoMA: November 24–30

    Carolyn Kelly
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    If you’re looking for something to do—other than eat turkey!—here are some of the programming highlights at MoMA this holiday week: Obvious Child. 2014. USA. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Courtesy of A24 Films • The Contenders 2014 continues tonight, Monday, November 24, with a screening of Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child, followed by a discussion with the director and the film’s producer, Elisabeth Holm. Check full schedule (and see below) for more great screening events in this series. • On Tuesday, November 25 (and on Saturday, November 29), Discovering Georgian Cinema…
  • “Dear Mr. Szarkowski”: Postcards from Nicholas Nixon

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

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

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

  • Of Monsters and Truth

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Some days, you just have to let yourself melt. To curl up on the kitchen floor (why is it always the kitchen floor?) and cry, for no reason at all and for every reason there ever was. To take deep breaths, talk yourself down, talk yourself back up and then put the toddler to sleep and text your best girlfriend immediately. Are you free for an hour? I’m struggling. She’ll come over because – as it turns out – she’s struggling, too. Because struggles are universal. They’re precisely the same. They might stem from fear or pressure or captivation or stress,…
  • A Custom Christmas (Pt. 1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2014 Charcoal Drawing Update

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Work Wednesday: Place

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    My new painting this week is entitled Place. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Place, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers collage, vintage maps, a vintage postage stamp, graphite, acrylic paint, and map stencils I designed for StencilGirl on an 8" x 10" stretched canvas.Below are details of the work (in the second and third detail, you can see the word "HORIZON' that inspired the title for this painting): ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Place (detail), mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches ©2014 Mary C.
  • 10 Things Artists Should Be Thankful For

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am resharing Sylvia White’s list of 10 Things Artists Should Be Thankful For. Print this out, fold it up and put in your wallet.Send it to your artist friends. Post it in your studio when you are wondering what the heck you are going to do with all this work? But, most of all…believe it. Remember, it is impossible to feel thankful and be depressed at the same time.1. I am thankful that I am not one of the majority of people in this world that wakes up every morning, goes to a job they…
  • Friday Favorite: Nina Kulick

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

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

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


    24 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    It’s Thanksgiving week, and we’re all busy showing, giving, and expressing our thanks, this time of year also seems like the appropriate time for social awareness. As I sat down to write this, it has been announced that a decision has been reached by a Grand Jury on the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. You no doubt heard about this incident if not because it was a highly publicized murder of an unarmed 18-year-old by a Police officer, than because of the protests and riots that ensued in the weeks following. I didn’t have to sit in a courtroom and…

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

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

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

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

  • Lovely table piece

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

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

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

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    This rustic yellow bouquet features yellow and ivory garden roses, mums, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, etc. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
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  • NewMediator 88: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (David LaMorte)
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I went to the @trentonprfm and bought two prints from @cernstart . It’s sill going on. A photo posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:55am PST (Click Here for Mp3) Today I went to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market ( for the first time and saw all kinds of vintage items and original artwork. I bumped into a bunch great artists including Chris Ernst (
  • NewMediator 87: 2014 Back to School Special (David LaMorte)
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    (Mp3) We are back to school and we have some events coming up. I am going to be part of the Arts In the Park in Highland Park, NJ on September 21st. Come see me and support some really great local artists. Just finishing a Ghostbusters themed art show in curated/organized by Matt Caputo (  in Jersey City. Transformations Gallery’s Old School show ( and Sheep on Show ( projects ended in Metuchen. Keywords: podcast; school; artshow; ghostbusters  
  • NewMediator 86 – Junebug Artfest (David LaMorte)
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Junebug Artfest – June 13, 20, & 27 (Mp3) Every Friday night during the month of June I will be showing artwork for the Junebug Artfest ( in Downtown Metuchen. I will have a table set up right on Main Street showing drawings, sculptures and collages. Also during the entire month of June I will have two pieces hanging in the Main Street Trattoria, 413 Main Street, Metuchen, Nj ( Come eat delicious Italian food and stare at my work. And don’t forget that the Old School Show is still going on and may get extended.
  • NewMediator85: June Open Studio (David LaMorte)
    21 May 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Click Here to Play ( OPEN STUDIO In this episode we talk about my upcoming OPEN STUDIO in Metuchen, NJ as part of the TRANSFORMATIONS Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. June 1st 4-6 pm I will be making collages and demonstrating some paper-cuts. The first 10 people who show up at 4 pm will recieve a limited edition paper-cut based of my contribution for SHEEP ON SHOW. Come by and hang out!! JUNE BUG ARTFEST 2014 I will also be participating in the JUNE BUG ARTFEST. Every Friday…
  • NewMediator 84 – Who You Gonna CALL? (David LaMorte)
    1 May 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Click Here to Listen: In this episode we talk about the Gallery 1988 show at the 69 Gallery in New York and my upcoming artists talk at the Transformations Gallery at the Old Franklin School House. I will be doing an artist event or what they call an Open Invitation Sundays at the Transformations Gallery June 1st at 4-6pm. Links: Gallery1988 – Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Artshow – Gallery 69 – Transformations Gallery…
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    by Theresa HubbardMid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International. Description: USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Performances at important festivals provide American artists with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as exposure…
  • SpaceFinder expands to Massachusetts

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

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

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

    Malcolm Evans
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    by Malcolm Evans Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Consenses. 1.What is Consenses? Consenses is most easily ​described as a game of artistic telephone. For the past 2 years I have engaged artists from around the world, ofevery medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another’s artwork in the vein of a game of “Telephone” and express it in their own medium. For example: a musician interprets a…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Children's Hospital California Theme Wall Sculpture

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    I just completed three 16 hour days finishing my design for a California themed wall sculpture for a children's hospital that is due this morning for a meeting. I barely even got the chance to walk outside all weekend. I hope they like it! It's 14 feet wide, so a small photo doesn't do it justice, but here is a sneak peek.
  • Artist Bruce Gray Interview on the 90.7 KPFK - FM show Experience Talks

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This is the new giant 34 foot wide mobile kinetic sculpture in stainless steel and aluminum by sculptor Bruce Gray.  The disks are powder coated in glossy red, blue, yellow, and black, and it has bare stainless steel rods.  This giant mobile was commissioned for a private residence in Beruit, Lebanon.  Click  here for more photographs and a link to watch this sculpture in motion on YouTube.
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    26 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hey guys! Miss me yet??? I have been thinking of YOU! Usually I would be in full production and promotion for my shows, alas.....BUT let me share the info about my last 2 shows of the season.....I hope to be present at these two events......but it sorta depends on what is happening here in London....(see the last post for THAT sad-sack story)If I don't see you at the these shows, please do take care of yourselves, and have a great holiday season! Cheers!! ~RHAPPY HOLIDAYS!!Happy winter!! I hope this finds you warm and happy!As many of you know, I have temporarily moved back to…
  • A SHORT NOTE.......

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

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Gary-Nikolai Angelov was born in 1978 in Bulgaria and currently living and working in the city of Burgas. Gary-Nikolai Angelov: website / facebook The post Gary-Nikolai Angelov, paintings appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Common & Sense x Tiffany T, winter 2014 issue, project by Iain Macarthur

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Advertisement commission done for common & sense’s Tiffany T, Winter 2014 issue. Collection of 6 advert illustrations Pencil and Ink, (2014) Iain Macarthur: website / behance Common & Sense: website The post Common & Sense x Tiffany T, winter 2014 issue, project by Iain Macarthur appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Japanese cat owners turn IKEA doll beds into adorable cat beds

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Some clever Japanese cat owners have re-purposed a simple but popular doll bed from IKEA, turning it into an adorable bed for their cats and other pets. The $20 Duktig is officially a toy bed for children’s dolls, but it also seems to have become IKEA’s first foray into the pet furniture market. Incidentally, the slot at either end of the bed is an excellent feature for cats – it lets them stick their tails out if they want to relax. The bed’s uses have expanded beyond cats too – some rabbits…
  • Loui Jover, paintings

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

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Anyone who loves different forms of art knows about Paris, France. Once of the greatest cities in the world to visit, Paris is rich with art and architectural history and culture. Once just considered a great city for tourism, Paris is now a flourishing metropolis with one of the most vibrant art scences in the world. Any artist will tell you that a trip to Paris can be perfect for aspiring artists trying to find careers in art. It is also the educational center of France and because of that, it is home to some of the country’s and the world’s foremost art institutions. Those…
  • Design the Pages of Books with a Print Design Career

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

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

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

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

  • Run: 72 hours without sleep? Welcome to the life of an Investment banking intern

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Blackberry?  Excel spreadsheet?  Stripy socks? Lack of sleep?Check! Run, on now at the New Diorama and touring England in early 2015 is a tale of four investment banking interns at a large City corporation. The ninety minute play by Engineer Theatre Collective has developed out of conversations with people in the financial sector but is inspired […]
  • The London Critics animated review show – Episode 4 – Mr Turner and Gothic at the @britishlibrary

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    The latest episode of The London Critics. Each week our two intrepid critics discuss theatre, film, music or other culture from London. Here they talk about the new Mike Leigh film Mr Turner and the Gothic exhibition at the British Library. Find out what JMW Turner’s initials stand for!
  • London culture Podcast: Mr Turner, Macbeth and Hockney plus new music

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    New podcast episode The latest episode of The Flaneur London podcast is available for download. Click here to add the podcast to your iTunes account or here to get the feed for other readers. This week features reviews of: a promenading production of Macbeth Mr Turner by Mike Leigh, starring Timothy Spall the new David […]
  • Fancy sleeping in an art gallery? #IbisSleepArt at Gallery Different

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    Ibis Sleep Art is an unusual idea for an art exhibition – probably because you need to own a hotel for it to work. Eleven artists have been chosen to share their visual expression of sleep, half of them creating a piece of work after sleeping in a room in an Ibis Hotel. For the […]
  • Film review : Fort Tilden – is watching the uber-selfish worth 97 minutes of your time?

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    We can all have vacuous and selfish moments but some people take it to new levels. In Fort Tilden Harper and Allie, played by Bridey Elliot and Clare McNulty have made it their life’s work to care about no one but themselves. They are twenty-somethings so there is plenty of time for their characters to […]
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  • Wine Tasting – Paris Luxury Hotel

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    A wine tasting, arranged by the Terre de Vin Magazine, will be held in the Hotel Collectionneur in Paris. 20 big wine houses will be respresented thereof expect to have a full and rich experience. Dégustation de champagne – hôtel de Luxe Paris hôtel de Luxe Paris Dégustation de champagne . . . ? Wine […] Cet article Wine Tasting – Paris Luxury Hotel est apparu en premier sur Endevia..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Mikhailovsky Ballet to visit New York—at the Koch Theater, November 11-23, 2014 (Michael Miller)
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Get ready for a great dance experience via the Mikhailovsky Ballet, a company that combines classical tradition with a modern look, arriving at Lincoln Center's Koch theater for an all-too-short engagement beginning November 11, 2014 and ending November 16. The post The Mikhailovsky Ballet to visit New York—at the Koch Theater, November 11-23, 2014 appeared first on New York Arts.
  • A Reimagined Side Show Returns to Broadway (Michael Miller)
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The original Side Show was an anomaly on Broadway. Although it opened to rave reviews in 1997, it was a mega-flop. Hardly anyone wanted to see a show about “Siamese” twins, freaks, and it closed after only 122 performances and a $6.8 million loss. Now Side Show has been totally reimagined with a new director, a new choreographer, and several new songs. The show has evolved. And so has its audience. We’re a more diverse, open, and tolerant society with a much broader definition of “normal.” The headline of the original review in The New York Times said “Illuminating the Freak…
  • The Bark and the Tree, by and starring Vivian Nesbitt United Solo Prizewinner 2013 (Michael Miller)
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Vivian Nesbitt, born in Ohio and currently active in Albuquerque New Mexico, where she is Director of the Sol Acting Academy, studied acting in New York, and has been working in theater for many years as an actor, writer and teacher. Her play, The Bark and the Tree, is substantially autobiographical, but it transcends her personal perspective and the specifics of her own life into potent themes, like what is passed down in families, ancestry, history and its deliberate remaking, one's debt to the past, art, creativity, and, ultimately, our spiritual lives, which form a continuum beyond life…
  • pianoSonoma, a Unique Music Festival in the Sonoma Wine Country (Michael Miller)
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    I have just recently learned about a different kind of music festival, pianoSonoma, which convenes annually in late July and early August at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, under the benevolent guidance of Co-Founders and Co-Directors Michael and Jessica Chow Shinn, both faculty members at the Juilliard School. People attend music festivals for different reasons, most of which are passive, unless they happen to be Tanglewood Music Center Fellows or "young professionals" at Marlboro. They go as members of the audience to hear star musicians they would not normally find in…
  • Michael Mazur: Stoneham Zoo (1976-1979) at the Ryan Lee Gallery, closing November 15, 2014 (Michael Miller)
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    There are only two days left to view an important exhibition of oils and pastels by Michael Mazur (1935-2009) at the Ryan Lee Gallery. In 1976 Mazur, at a time when he was forty-one and his career was reaching a substantial level, found himself drawn to Stoneham Zoo, which was in a rather derelict state at the time, if I remember correctly, and decided to create a series of works in the monkey cages there. It reminded him of work he had done in mental hospitals as a student and teacher, both offering art therapy and drawing the patients, which he saw more as inmates, people in captivity. As…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Anna Rita Alatan, Francine Gravel, and Tamar Avni

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Three not-to-be-missed solo exhibtions by three talented women artists are on view until November 25.  Francine Gravel’s paintings draw from Medieval, Mexican, and Egyptian art as they weave a unique tapestry of mythology and dreams. The artworks created by Anna Rita Alatan known as ARA appear almost paradoxical, possessing as they do both the impression of great energy and a feeling of serene repose. Israeli artist and lecturer Tamar Avni uses her photography to explore several issues including gender, politics, media, and culture. Image Credit: ARA, Lost in a Dream The post Anna Rita…
  • Exhibitions: Labyrinth of Color; Reconstructing Reality

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

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

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

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

  • Spotlight on the Collection: Dawoud Bey

    Blanton Museum
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In 2014, the Blanton Museum of Art acquired two works by the Chicago-based photographer, Dawoud Bey. Many might know Dawoud Bey from his recent inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, which prominently featured his 2007 portrait of Barack Obama. The … Continue reading →
  • Artist Toni Ardizzone on her Work, E.A.S.T., and the Austin Art Scene

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

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

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

    Blanton Museum
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Around Halloween, thoughts turn to jack-o-lanterns, costumes, trick-or-treating, and lighthearted frights. Originally, the holiday marked crossings and connections. It was a transition between the autumnal harvest and the desolate winter months to come, and it marked a proximity to the supernatural. … Continue reading →
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  • This is why book marketing packages don’t work

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

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

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

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

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

  • Young artist Joel Anderson wants to end segregation for disabilities

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    by Debra Muzikar One of the wonderful things about moving to Fallbrook is my friendship with Joel and his mom Sandi. Joel is not only an internationally recognized artist but is an accomplished author, animator, songwriter and inspirational speaker. Sandi is an autism warrior mom. Mom to two young adult men on the spectrum, she’s involved in many projects that make a difference such as Jeremiah’s Ranch and the Autism Tree Foundation. Last week I talked to Sandi about Joel’s lofty aspirations which include ending segregation against disabilities in schools, helping special…
  • Jane Strauss speaks to passing – denying one’s identity and the damage it does

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

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

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

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

  • The Ultimate Halloween Art Roundup

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

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

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

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

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

  • Persian Letters

    Kevin Schwartz
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    THE ALLURE AND ENDURING LEGACY OF PERSIAN NASTA’LIQ CALLIGRAPHY Detail of a work from Sadegh Tirafkan’s ‘Body Curves’ series When the famed calligrapher Mir Emad was murdered at the Safavid court in 1615 – perhaps on account of artistic rivalry or perhaps because of his religious affiliations – an important chapter in the history of the calligraphic script known as nasta’liq came to a close. Mir Emad was not the originator of nasta’liq, which emerged in 14th century Iran as a likely marriage of two other styles (naskh and ta’liq), but he was nonetheless…
  • Syriously Surreal

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

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

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

    Joobin Bekhrad
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    ABU DHABI ART – BLENDING TRADITION WITH MODERNITY IN THE HEART OF THE UAE Abu Dhabi Art 2013 VIP Opening Reception (Courtesy The Cool Box and Abu Dhabi Art) Since its launch in 2009, Abu Dhabi Art has further helped transform the UAE into not only a hub for contemporary Middle Eastern art, but for international art as well in the MENA region. With an ever-expanding list of programmes, events, activities, and participating galleries to be showcased on the idyllic Saadiyat Island, as well as throughout the emirate, the fair seems ever-committed to firmly rooting itself within the…
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  • AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It?

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

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    From This was originally going to be a “spur-of-the-moment” thing, but I should had know better than to assume such things. Work decided to pick up these past few weeks, and I place making money as a greater priority. But I still took the time to write this because I believe this is in some measure […] The post Are You A Victim? appeared first on Chris
  • Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014

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

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

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

  • To be seen, to be heard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Happiest Countries In The World Infographic

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Are you living in a happy country? have the answer. MoveHub help people make decisions on which countries to move to. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy, and sustainable lives for their citizens. The index measures three components: life expectancy, experience well-being, and Ecological Footprint. Those results are then compiled into one score. The scale ranges in colors that correspond to low and high numbers. A deep red hue indicates a least-happy score that’s between 20 and…
  • Architectural landmarks illustrated with tyre tread marks

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

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

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

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

  • Awesome Shirt designs for the week 112614

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Here we’ve collected some of the best shirt designs from various shirt companies! Acquiring one of these these bad boys will make you truly stand out. These are excellent to give to your cool and hip friends or for yourself as well! Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Beauty and the Beast Designed by Patru Alin Mihai $25.00 Uluwatu Design by Hurley $24.95 Watch the world burn Designed by medusadollmaker $25.00 Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty Design by CoryFreeman & chazwik31 $25.00 Floral Skulls Tattoo Design by Retreez $17.90 Who Are You Design by goliath72 $25.00…
  • The Art of Philip Giordano

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Philip Giordano is an illustrator from in Liguria ( Italy) but recently moved to Japan. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, studied illustration at the IED ( European Institute of Design ) and gained a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin. Philip’s works has appeared in various publications including the American illustration Annual book, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, 3×3 illustration Annual, “Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards”. He won the “International Award For Illustration” at the Bologna childrens book fair…
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 11/23/14

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

  • The Ponchos Are Here

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

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

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

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

    Emily Magone
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Don't worry, I have not forgotten about today's Screaming Ass Deal!Due to the love and popularity of the Little Paintings, I have decided to withhold this week do TWO Little Paintings next week!Hint: at least one of them is a mushroom ;)
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  • printable 2015 calendar!

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    my printable 2015 calendar is here! i've wanted to make a calendar for years and i'm so glad i did it finally. if this one proves popular, i will make another next year and all proceeds will go to's made for a5 size paper or cardstock, so you will need to trim the borders if you don't have a borderless printer, but if you don't mind the borders just print and go! the only other things you will need is a nice clip to keep it together, and if you want, some thick card to make a sturdy back for are more than welcome to download for the calendar for free, but if you wish to pay,…
  • texture and pattern

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    i am a sucker for patterns and texture in nature and every-day places. i ofen find myself drawn to the texture of peeling paint and the patterns it creates, the patterns of bricks and tiles and buildings. leaves on the floor and cracks in tiles. i know to some people this is probably incredibly boring, but sometimes you gotta find inspiration in unexpected places!recently i went out for a walk in the alleyways in my area as there's always little bits of beauty people don't notice. i took my camera with me and snapped some texture and pattern that caught my eye. these are my favourites, but…
  • new collage - helen and clytemnestra

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    i haven't put any collages up on the blog in what feels like forever! but is probably just a few months. i have been making collages, some are just quick sketchbook ones that i'd prefer in bulk, but some i've just ..not liked enough to show anyone. funny how sometimes people assume you've stopped doing something completely because you've not shared it in a while. that's the way of the internet i guess.anyway, of course i am still making collages and love doing so! here's my latest one, named after two certain greek mythological sisters (hint: helen is helen of troy). it was just the one lady…
  • loafer love

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

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

  • River of Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

  • LEBO named cultural ambassador by the Miami New Times

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    LEBO featured as cultural ambassador in the Miami New Times annual People Issue   Colorful Park West artist LEBO was featured in the Miami New Times annual People issue. Accompanied with his brother, sportswriter and radio host Dan Le Batard, the two were named as cultural ambassadors for changing the cultural landscape of Miami through their art and media. “Lebo, whose signature style is splashed everywhere from the hull of the Norwegian cruise ship Getaway to a massive mural at NE 15th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, credits his older brother for much of his success. “What…
  • Park West Foundation receives Child Advocate Organization of the Year Award

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

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

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

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
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    24 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
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    24 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    You’re going to use granola and I doubt he’s going to lie I’m out of my granola right now so her that’s my favorite thing to add tithe top this granola but make sure you’re using a good granola that’s not follow-up preservatives it’s not a love Best Eye Cream sugar most Dallas had a lot of sugar in them which is okay then you just have to control the amount that you eat so when I had granola I add I am a quarter of a cup of canola to the top I measure the granola because granola is very calorie dense but I there’s a couple a different organic…
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    20 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Mass I love that about this one me so much just a few more for you guys and dental team are such as on a meeting he say so there’s that palace at fifty nine dollars I got that and I think that was all to get that one okay but this away when the other ones is by making keeping hit it is the Vegas flights palette me show you this here this one is going for thirty eight dollars and has 64 same shadows now I will say this I’m not any bias towards my own brand if you’re looking for something for this great value this isn’t going to be the power for you because as…
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  • Have An Artful Thanksgiving

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    At the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, we are surrounded by art every day. Why should Thanksgiving be any different? It is a time of family and gathering and fun, so why not add some creativity to the traditions? Here are some fun ideas for an artful Thanksgiving to involve the whole family, while creating memories and new holiday traditions. Your table will be the center of the most activity on Thanksgiving Day. There is nothing more welcoming than seeing a nice centerpiece amongst all the delicious food. Pumpkins are a great way to accent your table with some fall color. Find unique…
  • A Look Back at 6 NHL Statues of Hockey Legends from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

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

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

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

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

    Emily Colucci
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Still from RIchard Kern’s “You Killed Me First” Why hello there, faithful Filthy Dreams readers. Do you smell something? OH! It’s just a turkey I have in the oven. Sure it’s a few days early but no matter! Why celebrate one Thanksgiving when you can have it all week? We have a lot of thanks to give on this holiest of holidays! Last year, we spiced up your Thanksgiving holiday with a list of videos and films that would horrify your parents. Well, it seemed to have been a hit since we were still getting hits from Googlers of “thanksgiving sex videos”…
  • From Nefertiti to Klytemnestra: The Ethyl Eichelberger Video Lounge

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

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

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

    Emily Colucci
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Frankies know how to do the Transylvania Twist! AAH! Why hello there! What a scary costume you have on! What? You aren’t wearing one? Well, don’t blame me, Mary, for assuming since it is Halloween! Come on in and try some of our World Famous Bourbon Pumpkin Punch! We’ve changed the recipe around a little and yet, we promise it still gets better the more you drink. Here at Filthy Dreams, Halloween is one of our most sacred holidays–a day where camp and kitsch is not only accepted but celebrated. We wait all year salivating over Spirit Halloween’s animatronic…
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  • Paintings by Yvan Favre

    Jason Jose
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Paintings by Yvan FavrePaintings by French artist Yvan Favre that are influenced by artists such as Edward Hopper. The subjects of his paintings are often figures in some form of loneliness or sadness, often isolated and deep in thought.My characters are often in situations of waiting and dreaming. The representation of light is an essential parameter in each of my paintings, and continuing research to reflect it with justness.
  • Edges: Paintings by Alex Diamond

    Jason Jose
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Edges: Paintings by Alex DiamondAbstract watercolor paintings resembling repetitive layering in metamorphic rocks such as slate.These pieces, these beings, matured on countless pieces of paper, are not of the sky or water, nor the trees or ground. They are born and they grow from conditions and constraints, with little regard for their final form. They look inward, yet they resemble natural phenomena; caves, fossils, bubbles, enzymes. While natural imagery is not an intention or a reference, natural processes are. The aspiration is the organic, where forms arise inevitably from rules evolved…
  • Endings: Paintings by Laura Ball

    Jason Jose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Endings: Paintings by Laura BallA series of watercolors composed of plants and animals that are weaved together and function as a whole. The focus of her paintings is on endangered and extinct animals that exists in the subconscious and manifest themselves in dreams once gone from the world.Within the subconscious, our faults and fears, shortcomings and struggles, manifest in corporeal form and appear in dreams either as monsters or as encounters that threaten our survival. We journey inward in these dreams, crossing the thresholds and boundaries of our mental landscape until we reach the…
  • A.NY: Photos by Gustav Willeit

    Jason Jose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    A.NY: Photos by Gustav WilleitPhotos of planes flying over the New York skyline. What makes this series work is not only the angle from which the images were taken but also the planes look like they're navigating between the spaces of the tall buildings.
  • Intricacies: Illustrations by Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller

    Jason Jose
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    Intricacies: Illustrations by Christina Mrozik and Zoe KellerA series of highly detailed graphite drawings by Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller that blends natural imagery with hints of story. Each drawing took about 30 to 50 hours to complete and were the product of a conscious decision to slow down and explore the natural landscape and the quiet moments of wonder in their tiny studio in rural West Michigan.With our tight drawing style and love of detail, we have woven rich natural imagery into precarious moments that hint at stories of heartache and personal growth. We’re…
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  • What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The average adult needs to consume about 2000-2500 calories to maintain their weight, But how one could get this amount of calories? How many of us... The post What Does 200 Calories Look Like? appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Thanksgiving Special: Painted Recipes by Famous Artists

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Hannah Rothstein lives currently in San Francisco and she is very active towards life. Apart from her work she bikes and climbs and in general tries to get... The post Thanksgiving Special: Painted Recipes by Famous Artists appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Netherlands Garage Transformation to an Open Work Space by Hilberink Bosch

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    This place was an Opel garage and was abandoned for over 15 years until two very creative collaborations transformed it to an open space for... The post Netherlands Garage Transformation to an Open Work Space by Hilberink Bosch appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Song 42: Ascension to Virginity – Dave Grusin

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    First listened to this song from the movie Ocean’s Twelve and loved it from then on. By checking the net I found out that this... The post Song 42: Ascension to Virginity – Dave Grusin appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Dancers in the Dark by Erica Simone

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    Erica Simone has French and American origins and currently uses her time to work in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Her work have been featured in... The post Dancers in the Dark by Erica Simone appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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  • A quick guide to promoting black friday and cyber monday sales

    Julie Liu
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are literally days away.  Many online merchants will process their largest number of orders during the weekend. If you’ve downloaded our ecommerce holiday guide, you already have great ideas for promotions you can run. Once you’ve set up your sales, getting the word out is just as important. Check out this quick guide to promoting Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. 1. Homepage Slider or Banner The best place to tell customers about sales is on your homepage. Both visitors looking for sales and those simply browsing your shop will be greeted with your sale…
  • 4 tests to run before launching your ecommerce site

    Magali Ferber
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Have you ever visited an online store that looks like it accidently launched in the middle of construction? For many merchants, it’s no accident. New storeowners may sometimes be unaware of everything that should be tested before their store goes live. From device compatibility to creating user scenarios, this article covers all of the essential tests to guarantee a successful launch. Once you finish reading, you’ll know how to effectively switch from “Pardon our dust” to “Open for business!” 1. COMPATIBILITY & RESPONSIVENESS The first thing to check on any website before…
  • Holiday Tool Kit for your Ecommerce Site

    Julie Liu
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    With the holidays just around the corner, there’s a buzz of excitement in the air. Each shop is decorated with festive home pages, ready to welcome this season’s holiday shoppers. To help you make the most of the shopping season, we’re sharing this holiday tool kit to help prepare your ecommerce site. Let’s get started! SendinBlue LEVERAGE EMAIL MARKETING Reach out to subscribers in your email list to notify them of any sales or promotions you may be running. With SendinBlue’s all-in-one module, easily create stunning emails that captures your customer’s attention. Want even more…
  • Security Alert on the PayPal Europe module: Action required by December 3, 2014

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

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The gloomy artist Vincent Van Gogh was, the gloomier paintings he created. The Night Café, at first sight seems to be a casual scene of a night café but as we examine every part and object of the painting, we come to understand that this rather light painting has dark faces situated in it. Theme of the Painting The central figure being an old man gazing at the viewer with pale, sick face has a poor appearance. The couple on left side seems to be lost in themselves. The lonely figure beside them seems unenthusiastic about everything with his posture. On the lower right corner, the two guys…
  • Portrait of Henry James by Annie Swynnerton

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

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

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

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

    Cathrine Langwagen
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    I can’t believe that Christmas is only a month away! Wow, how time flies. For the first time I am selling Christmas Cards of my artwork “Penguin Dreams” and I am thrilled to see if this is anything that could prove popular. I decided to do an alternate version of the winter themed artwork “Penguin Dreams” that I uploaded earlier this year. (And may I say that this particular original artwork would make an excellent Christmas present as well! Go have a look at my artwork prints that are available for sale here: FineArtAmerica ) The theme of a little penguin…
  • Book and CD cover art commissions

    Cathrine Langwagen
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    Custom made cover art A major area where my kind of art suits perfectly is for book and CD covers for artists and authors alike. My art has a style that suits every type of book from children’s books, teen books, factual books into full fledged romantic novels and any kind of book within the fantasy and Sci-fi genre especially. If you look in my gallery to see the wide variety of themes that I do, you can see that my art can suit most subjects and I can angle any artwork into a certain mood such as dark, mysterious, joyful, childish, scary, romantic etc. I have created various artworks…
  • Dawn Spirit Timelapse Video

    Cathrine Langwagen
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:46 am
    Many people asks me how my painting process works and I often get asked how long an artwork takes me to create. Since I do different types of artworks they will all have their own unique answer to these questions, but roughly speaking my Photo manipulation artworks takes the longest time, clocking anything from 6 hours up to 30 hours. Concept paintings takes about 4-12 hours and speed paintings takes anything from 2-6 hours. It all depends how complex they are and how much time I allow myself to spend on refining and add details. When doing artworks commercially for a company or a client I do…
  • Dragon Scales Brush Set

    Cathrine Langwagen
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    A while ago I created these brushes for Photoshop, with a ‘dragon’ theme for fantasy art, so I’ve put them up for download here as free stock. Included in the free brush set: 8 different types of dragon scales 32 rotations and angles They are in .abr format To install, place the .abr file in your Adobe/Photoshop/presets/brushes folder. Click the download below for the free full res version. This is an unrestricted Photoshop Resource. Dragon Scales Brush Set for Photoshop   • Use in artworks, tutorials and designs • Don’t redistribute as is, please give people…
  • Site Traffic Increase

    Cathrine Langwagen
    9 May 2014 | 8:51 am
    Now I’ve got the web site all up and running and it’s bedded in, I need more traffic. I’ve done the usual things like Google Web Master tools, Author tags, SiteMaps, Forum posts and such. A few days ago I came across another method though to increase traffic. Blog directory and aggregation sites, and the king of them seems to be Alltop. I found the category that best suited me, Art on Alltop, and submitted my site, making sure that my ‘feed’ url was functioning correctly and had the correct titles, descriptions and links. Surprisingly, they authorized me within…
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  • My Photographic Travels Through… New York

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    How Find Best Advertising Agency in New York?: Are you looking for advertising agency in New York? Here are some absolute tips that help you in finding the best creative artists agency. Hire best marketing consultants firms by these tips. 
  • Find the Latest Illustrations of Environmental Artists

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Find the Latest Illustrations of Environmental Artists: If you are an avid fan of environmental artists then here you can find best illustrations of environmental art artists. Check it for world’s best illustration of environmental artist.
  • Top Tips to Find a Creative Artists Agency NY

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

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

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
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    Jung Katz

  • Artist Interview: Mark Bern – Digital Pixel Curator

    Jung Katz
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today we’d like to welcome digital pixel artist, Mark Bern to Jung Katz… How did you get started doing what you do? For the past 20 years, I have been investigating the methodology of digital image processing. In my early days as a teenager I explored the possibilities of image manipulation on my first computer, a Commodore […]
  • Grand Opening Giveaway: Winner Announcement

    Jung Katz
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The giveaway is finally over and we only received 39 total entries. So for those of you who were not randomly selected to receive the patches, there’s still good news- since you already did the actions to gain entries, it’ll be super easy to claim entries for the next giveaway AND for participating, here’s a […]
  • Artist Interview: Mike Ryczek – Oil Painter

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Thomas Kinkade Parody Spoofs Paintings

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

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

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

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

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

    Barnaby Kirsen
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The history of glass making is as ancient as it is rich; it has been estimated that the first man-made glass was formed around 3000BC. Since these times, the basic formula for glass; using sand, lime, and plant ash may not have changed, but the techniques for forming it have been constantly evolving. Modern glass blowing using a blowpipe has been dated back to Syrian times, followed by the Romans in the 1st century BC, who continued to experiment with different colours and techniques. From there, the tradition making its way to Egypt and finally into Europe. It is interesting to note that the…
  • Glass Architecture

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

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

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

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

  • Volcano

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
  • Coconut Love

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

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

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

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

  • Photos Without Photoshop, November 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Obtain Success through Goal Setting & Vision Boards

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

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    I believe that there are a few definitions of what the Paleo diet really is, but one thing that it is not is a “diet”, it is a life style that was around long before cheetos and chocolate cupcakes. It is called the caveman diet because it is more about eating what was provided to humans before farms and factories. Things like legume (alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, peanuts, tamarind, and the woody climbing vine wisteria according to wikipedia), grains, dairy, and anyyy processed foods are not included in the list of things to eat. It seems…
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  • ‘Gotham’ Episode 10 Midseason Finale Recap: An Exceptional Disappointment – “LoveCraft”

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    While some shows have already gone into winter hiatus Gotham is ready to give us what we want for entertainment and we open with a stranger coming to Wayne Manor. When the gardener tries to get her to go somewhere else she kills him and has him opened up so she can smear the blood on her face. While in the house Bruce is walking on high up banisters and about to fall when Cat shows up and tells him where to keep it tight and it steadies him. She also suggests a place they can go for testing and when they talk about his parents after a bit Cat asks if she wants to kiss him. This leads into a…
  • Sleepy Hollow Episode 10 Recap – Magnus Opus

    Ambrosia Jefferson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Sleepy Hollow is gearing up and giving us a two part fall finale for the show. We open this week on Crane seeming very focused and asking, who am I. Turns out they are playing the old fun game where you have names stuck to your head on their smart phones. Crane got George Washington and Abby has Cher. When Abby gives him, the I cannot tell a lie hint he guesses the wooden puppet boy. When he looks he says Washington was our liar in chief. After he looks he hears Katrina. She used the mirror much like Abraham did to contact Crane and informs him about Malic and the rate of which he matures.
  • Cuteness Overload – Watch These Little Girls Do Their Mothers’ Makeup

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:35 pm
    I wanted to make a photographic series that communicates a fresh perspective on beauty by photographing mothers after their young daughters had done their makeup. I chose girls from a younger age range to come into the studio with their mothers and gave them total freedom to choose how they wanted to paint their mothers’ faces. One thing I noticed about the girls that came in is that they were the happiest with the messiest elements of their work. It made me question the true definition of beauty and how subjective it really is. That is why this project is geared towards any person that…
  • American Music Awards 2014 – Selena Gomez Performance – The Heart Wants What It Wants

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Selena Gomez performed her song about Justin Bieber, “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” at the 2014 American Music Awards and she got so emotional that she started crying. While the song is deeply personal to her, we’re still so touched that she broke down into tears over her performance! Towards the end of her song, she even paused for a moment and whispered, “Thank you, Jesus.” We’re definitely wondering if this means she’s ended things with Justin for good! She added an entirely new ending to the track — “I thought you were the one”…
  • 20 Remarkable Hyper Realistic Paintings By Guadalajara-Based Painter Omar Ortiz

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Guadalajara-based painter Omar Ortiz (some of the pictures are not safe for work) recently completed this amazing new oil painting titled Salto de Fe (Leap of Faith). Ortiz is an accomplished hyperrealistic painter and commands fine control over light and skin tone in all of his paintings which he generally paints on large canvases. You can also find him on Facebook. (via ghost in the machine) Hyperrealism is a style of artwork that simulates a high-resolution photo. Hyperrealist paintings or sculptures are not always exact simulations of photographs or real life scenes. Artist actually…
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    Strawberry Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Horror Paintings by Daniel Maczynski

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Shape Of Things To Come, a 1933 novel by science fiction writer H. G. Wells, predicted future events. Like all Wells books, it was ahead of its time. The Island Of Dr. Moreau, was another Wells novel that was futuristic and sinister in its outlook. It predicted the decay of morals among scientists who have wholly rejected God, leading to the creation of hybrid animals and beasts who, devoid of a sense of ethics, turn on one another. It’s a horrific, bleak, nihilistic view of the future. In a lot of ways, Daniel Maczynski’s paintings are saying that the horror has now arrived, and…
  • How Not To Be Seen, Hito Steyerl

    Will Titterington
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    German multimedia artist, social critic, theorist and all-round intellectual Hito Steyerl is making quite a name for herself in the visual arts. Based in Berlin, a city that has historically been connected to groundbreaking art, she fuses her video art with essays that border on academic dissertations, with themes covered including consumerism, feminism, mass media, and the distribution of images. Also a lecturer, she is very much a contemporary artist for 2014, with one commentator writing that, to know what art in 2014 looks like, you could do much worse than check out Steyerl’s work.
  • The Creation of Kerby Rosanes’ Steampunk Owl

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    Artist, Kerby Rosanes works out of the Philippines and has turned what started as a personal hobby, doodling, into a job as a freelance illustrator. In this set of pictures he gives us the behind the scenes perspective on one of his Steampunk inspires drawings, Time Guardian. The post The Creation of Kerby Rosanes’ Steampunk Owl appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Dynamic Figurative Paintings by Dario Maglionico

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    Italian Artist, Dario Maglionico’s figures won’t sit still. Their movement and progression (which over laps, and is juxtaposed to, the stagnate background) is perhaps reflective of the transitory nature of life. The post Dynamic Figurative Paintings by Dario Maglionico appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • The Best Modern Paintings of the Last 100 Years

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

  • Nigel Jacobs & Chris Osgood, New Urban Mechanics

    Maren Maier
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Nigel Jacobs and Chris Osgood of New Urban Mechanics share how citizens co-create with city governmentMayor Menino of Boston leaves an indelible legacy on the City of Boston. For over 30 years, Menino combined old-school leadership with a future-forward openness to transformative technology. Although he was deeply skeptical of data innovation – fearing it would depersonalize government - he loved the energy of young talent and the people he served. He ran his administration as people-centered and relationship-driven, with a deep commitment to computing on a human…
  • New York City Council, Participatory Budgeting

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

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

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

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

    Alex Durham
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Many of us fail to make hummus, which passes as edible, never mind enjoyable – and in my household we have struggled with numerous awful, bland and bizarre batches for years. This is the golden recipe right here, and I hope you enjoy it too. These quantities are enough for a family of four and make a good bowl full, so if you’re the only one interested in eating it I would suggest halving the ingredients. I am also a garlic fiend, and like what many would consider to be an unseasonable amount in most things. If you’re not so keen, knock off two cloves. Stuff to get 2 cans…
  • Film Review: Interstellar

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

    Stephen Bailey
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    There’s something about the title tribal chief that evokes images of grey beards, charismatic eyes, and charming smiles. I’d been expecting Gandalf. But this chief is waddling towards me, eyes drooping in a somnolent haze, a goatee failing to take the attention off plump cheeks. We’re somewhere near the Afghan border, nine police roadblocks from Peshawar, beside a smugglers bazaar and surrounded by a dozen armed guards. Oh, and as I arrived, the chief was about to snort an immense line of grade A crystal heroin. “I am the tribal chief” he says, holding out a stubby hand…
  • Clean Cut: A Profile of Barbers in India

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

    Bizarre Culture
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Erriadh, a small village on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, was transformed into a vibrant ‘open-air museum’ as a destination for one of the most vibrant and ambitious street art project ever hosted. The Djerbahood project invited 150 street artists from 30 countries to live and work in the community, using the walls of the houses in the village as canvas. Curated by Tunisian artist and gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh after the success of his “Tour Paris 13” project, Djerbahood reinvigorates and recharacterizes an old historic village. The project serves to promote…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Sensuous Art with a Splash of Colour

    Christopher Smail
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. The delicate, seductively-tinted art of Conrad Roset is awash with a glorious array of colour and life. Based out of Barcelona, he has been working as a freelance artist for decades, having collaborated with big name brands including MOMA and Zara. His illustrations of women are defined by...
  • Painting the Urban Landscapes

    Christopher Smail
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Alex Roulette’s paintbrush is drawn to urban landscapes. This can take the form of teenagers skateboarding around a suburban street, or a lone man sitting in the heart of a motel complex in an unknown town or city. What unites these situations is Roulette’s skilled combination of the realistic and the fantastical. His paintings are simultaneously...
  • On Top of the World with Max Rive

    Christopher Smail
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    There aren’t many photographers out there who can capture the thrill of being in nature as well as Max Rive. In his images, whether you’re on top of a mountain or by a swiftly flowing river, you feel that you are right there with him. And that is something special. Photography © Max Rive
  • Selected Tattoos: The Work of Dean Lawton from Australia

    Adriana de Barros
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Flowered skulls, women warriors and Marvel characters, the only connection among these themes is that Dean Lawton tattooed them on his clients. He’s done a bit of everything, color and greyscale with a light dose of photorealism. The artist can be found working at Method Ink in Brisbane, Australia. All images © Dean Lawton
  • Super Flemish by Sacha Goldberger

    Adriana de Barros
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Sacha Goldberger’s latest photographic series is an upgrade from his 2013 project, which was inspired by Flemish portrait art from the 16th and 17th centuries. The upgrade is using superheroes and other movie characters as his models, all of them wearing rich-colored ensembles with the famous ruffs on necklines, and posing against nostalgic dark backgrounds....
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    Amarpujo 2014

  • Jagadhatri Pujo

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

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

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

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

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

  • Skullvor

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    “Skullvor” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • The Calm Before the Spell

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    “Zombie Lisa” Mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
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    26 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    HELMUT LANG  Blackout sale 40% off select styles going on now until 12/1 ALL SAINTS Thanksgiving weekend 20% off all styles. Online and in stores, sale ends 12/1 DKNY Pre Black Friday, 11/26 thru 11/29 20% Off Sweaters & Outerwear 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Enjoy 40% off full price items from 11/22 to 11/27 Code: EARLY40 BARNEYS NEW YORK  Up to 75% off women’s shoes, handbags and designer clothing. Offer ends 1/2/15 J. CREW  Black Friday30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum DATE: 11.26-11.30 CODE: HOLIDAY JUICY COUTURE  Black Friday 50%…

    Leopold Brant
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    I’ve long been in awe of Richard Tuttle’s works. At first, as a child: I despised his work and my taste instantly went towards Warhol and Koons. But soon, as an adolescent, my heart awoke to the splendors of the finely grained beauties of the world – those dappled rarer things – and my eyes crawled back to Tuttle. The great minimalist artist came to prominence in the 1960s, with a reputation of combining mediums and bringing mundane everyday objects into his work. In his newest and largest installation to date at the Tate Modern, entitled “I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile…

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    In Season 4’s ‘Redux’ episode of Homeland the audience was privy to yet another of Carrie Mathison’s episodes. We watched as she slipped into the familiar spiral that transformed her from a sharp, determined woman, into a paranoid, debilitated mess, slave to her emotional turbulence. This season has not been easy on Carrie, who has grappled with various moments of moral misconduct. First we watched in horror as she contemplated infanticide with her baby daughter. We were later transported to Pakistan, where Carrie used experimental tactics to win the trust of her barely legal asset.

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Twenty-year old English singer-songwriter Laurel Arnell-Cullen, better known as “London’s Last Sweetheart” or just Laurel, was just another seventeen-year old college student, uploading her music onto the internet, when she received an email from Sony Music. “I remember when that happened, I started screaming at my mom – she thought it was spam mail. But, that was the day that my life started changing. I went from that to being here in New York.” A reader of T.S. Elliot, Laurel’s own lyrics provide a poetic atmosphere that gives her music what she calls its “cinematic”…

    Kelsey Lieb
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Not to discredit the popular music artists of today, but where have the good bands gone? It seems that with the rise of social media, self-made musicians getting famous on YouTube, popular tv shows like The Voice, and America’s fixation with DJs and hip-hop artists, big name bands producing chart-topping singles have gone the way of AOL Instant Messenger and pagers… almost obsolete. In the way of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and AC/DC before them, even the mega name bands from the 90s have become a vintage taste that is acquired by some of…
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    From comics to games!

  • Day 4 Sketch a day challenge

    Jaimie Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Day 4 of my sketch a day challenge. My first time drawing feet, well feet alone that is. I like how this one came out. Leave any tips comments or observations below.   The post Day 4 Sketch a day challenge appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 3

    Jaimie Walker
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Day 3 of my sketch a day challenge. More practice of drawing a female’s hand, in a take my hand kind of way. This can definitely be used for something someday. The post Day 3 appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 2

    Jaimie Walker
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Female Hands Day 2 of my sketch a day challenge. I practice drawing a female’s hand this time. It didn’t come out so well, but I gave it my best shot. I like how it came out however. I always like to say how hands are an artists bane, sure … Check out the rest → The post Day 2 appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 1

    Jaimie Walker
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:54 pm
    A sketch a day will hopefully be a series that I do, to assist me with learning how to draw and to begin creating concept art for video games and/or even comics. This will be an ongoing series and idk when I will stop, so lets see how far we … Check out the rest → The post Day 1 appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Artist’s Block and How to Get RID of It

    Denisha Rosa
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recently, I’ve dealt with drawer’s block, and boy was it not fun. Nothing can beat looking at a blank piece of paper for hours on end, just waiting for inspiration to pour into your brain, but nothing happens. This block lasted for about five days for me, which really doesn’t … Check out the rest → The post Artist’s Block and How to Get RID of It appeared first on From comics to games!.
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    Made Mistakes

  • Mastering Mix by FiftyThree

    Michael Rose
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As an avid Paper creator, sharing my sketches and “ideas” has felt a bit like I was in an empty room talking to myself. Sure I could ask for feedback in the form of a 140 character Tweet or reblog on Tumblr, but the ability to collaborate was missing. With the release of Mix, that void has been filled. Paper + Mix enhances a solo creative process by augmenting it into a social experience. Sketches, doodles, paintings, ideas, and more can now be shared in the Mix making them available for download or remix by anyone with an iPad and Paper. How do you use Mix? What is Mix good for? Types of…
  • Hooded Girl that Hides

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

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

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

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

  • Paris Street Art by Spanish Artist Pejac

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Spanish artist Pejac started on wall painting on both indoor and outdoor wall painting, then he started to inspire us and the street walkers by his street art that was 100% creative and from his mind imagination, he spread his art around European cities from Paris street art, London, Milan to Istanbul.Paris Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacImages © PejacAnd that was the Paris street art by Pejac, if you like it come & visit us gain to see the whole European street…
  • 20+ 3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion ! Tattoo Artists Indeed Crazy

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

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

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

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