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Announcing Round 4 Juried Winners  
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7/15/14 Posted 7/15/14

Didn't make it this round? Round 5 opens Friday, July 18th! Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 4 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Fintan Whelan Title: Breakthrough 2014, 2014 Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 x 2 cm DRAWING Artist: Yao Hai Title: Musicless Shanzhai, 2014 Medium: Ink on paper, 97 x 60 cm PHOTOGRAPHY Artist: Austin Irving Title: Spring Street, Los... [more]

Salesroom Artist: John Webb  
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7/11/14 Posted 7/11/14

(Image: John Webb, Near Mildura, Jan 2014, watercolour gouache collagem, 1.5m x 2m meters; © John Webb) John Webb (b. New Zealand) John Webb's objective is to make art that is beautiful, interesting and different. There is a strong architectural underpinning to his work and he combines this perspective with Australian imagery. His work incorporates flora and fauna, social commentary, political insight and many other personal opinions about the environment he lives in and by extensi... [more]

20140709102918-caroline_jane_harris_-_limb Watchlist Artist: Caroline Jane Harris  
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Caroline Jane Harris at Scream > London
7/9/14 Posted 7/9/14

Scream are proud to present the first solo exhibition by young British artist Caroline Jane Harris. The artist explores the complexities of nature through a labour-intensive paper-cutting technique. Harris is inspired by the natural world and is conscious of the strong yet subtle links between natural life forms and us. She explores the intricacy and beauty of nature, which echo human and man-made systems, by responding to visual phenomena such as geometric, linear and circular motifs found in a... [more]

Starting the Season in the Hamptons  
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7/8/14 Posted 7/8/14

ArtHamptons (July 10-13), Art Market Hamptons (July 10-13), and Art Southampton (July 24-28) sell more than just art to the New York jet set. They promise the luxury of escape that only a couple hours and 100 miles can provide. When collectors, art lovers, and their well-heeled associates flee the city next month, fresh air and beach views won’t be the only things drawing them out. In July in the Hamptons they’ll find parties, polo matches, and philanthropy.... [more]

Round 4 Showcase Winners Announced  
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7/7/14 Posted 7/7/14

The Round 4 ArtSlant Prize showcase winners have been selected. Take a peek at all of the outstanding work that has made it to the juried round here. One artist from each round is selected to exhibit in the Chicago Loop and finally, four juried winners are selected from the 6 rounds of the showcase series to exhibit at a fair in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach. Stay tuned for the juried selections which will be announced next week. Learn more about the ArtSlant... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Asmita Rajiv  
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7/6/14 Posted 7/6/14

(Image: Asmita Rajiv, We The Puppets-2, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches; © Asmita Rajiv) Asmita Rajiv (b. 1973, India) My paintings depict the modern day lives of common men and women filled with dreams, aspirations, blunders, triumphs, disappointments, joys, regrets, sorrow and gratitude. These are the times of a 100 metre sprint. We sprint to a finish line, only to find that it is the beginning of a new start line. We race wearing our myopic lens through which we choose to... [more]

20140518195824-ca_101_invitation Velvet Marshall- Merced Fields onehundredpercentrag.blogspot.com  
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Paul Blieden, Debra Flores, Jerry Kotler, Nina Zak Laddon, Sandra Dyer Liljenwall, Velvet Marshall, Jim McKinniss, Dens Richardson, Jean Shultz, Trinity Singer, Patrice Linnett Sue Wood at On The Waterfront At The Redondo Beach Pier Plaza (Pop-up Venue) > Nowhere
June 20th - June 20th
Posted 7/6/14

Saturday, July 5, 2014 Velvet Marshall- Merced Fields Velvet Marshall 3rd Annual California 101 Art Exhibition Redondo Beach Arts and Redondo Beach Art Group Pier Plaza Galleries Redondo Beach Pier, California Artist Velvet Marshall's painting entitled "Merced Fields" was featured at the exhibition June 20-29, 2014. (contact Ms. Marshall: velvetmarshall@gmail.com) Velvet Marshall & her painting "Merced Fields" (oil & tar on canvas, 25"x 19") Marshall's "good luck shoes"- bo... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lori Goldberg  
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7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

(Image: Lori Goldberg, Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"; © Lori Goldberg) Lori Goldberg (b. 1956, Vancouver) Lori Goldberg is a Vancouver artist whose paintings have been exhibited in Canada and in Europe. Collectors of her work include the Canada Art Bank, The City of Vancouver Art Collection and the Interstate Bank, San Francisco. Among her commissions are over 100 original paintings for Intrawest Resorts displayed in Whistler BC; Mont. Trembla... [more]

Creem Presents Candy Apple (via Art Nerd NY)  
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7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

Our friends at Creem Magazine have their hands in all things arty- this time a feature film. Candy Apple stars and is directed by artists Dean Dempsey, and has a cast of familiar art world and nightlife faces like the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Sophia Lamar, that make this film a relatable pseudo-reality to real New Yorkers. Help support this incredible film with their Indiegogo campaign and get yourself some goodies! Stay tuned for its debut in September, along with a traveling art exhibition. The full length feature film debut from visual... [more]

LAND’S BENEFIT AUCTION LIVE ON NOW! (via Art Nerd LA)  
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7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

One of my fav artnerdy nonprofits has a benefit auction and beach party coming up! Check it out Click here to view work and bid: www.paddle8.com/auctions/land Bidding begins: July 2, 2014 at 12pm PST/3pm EST Bidding ends: July 19, 2014 at 8:30pm PST/11:30pm EST All proceeds benefit LAND’s upcoming free public art programming Artists include: Math Bass Sarah Cain Zoe Crosher Danny First Michael Genovese Alexandra Grant Adler Gurrier Eli Hansen David Hendren Daniel Joseph Martinez Gle... [more]

20140704225222-alternate_route_edited-2_this_one Interview with JoAnne Lobotsky  
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Kate Katomski, JoAnne Lobotsky at Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY > New York
June 7th - July 13th
Posted 7/4/14

Industrial landscape inspires paintings Barbara Gallo Farrell, Poughkeepsie Journal12:03 p.m. EDT June 5, 2014 (Photo: Courtesy photo) 57CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Editor's note: Portrait of the Artist is a regular feature in Enjoy! that spotlights artists with exhibits in the Hudson Valley. If you are an artist in a current or upcoming exhibit and would like to be included in this feature, email bfarrell@poughkeepsiejournal.com. This week's Portrait of the Artist features JoAnne Lobotsky, whose work is on display at Betsy... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Fintan Whelan  
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7/3/14 Posted 7/3/14

(Image: Fintan Whelan, Temptation, 2014, Mixed media on wooden panel, 40 x 50 x 1 centimeters; © Fintan Whelan) Fintan Whelan (b. 1967, Dublin) For Fintan Whelan, embracing abstraction does not mean a departure from the representational world. Instead, his painting is based on a dialectic principle that facilitates association with the world of things. At times, we seem to recognise a horizon, a reflection, a shadow, with space being split up into the different levels, calling for a di... [more]

ArtSlant Prize: Only Two Days Left to Enter Round 4  
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7/2/14 Posted 7/2/14

Enrollment for Round 4 closes on July 3rd. That's only two days away! Showcase winners will be announced July 7th. Enter today! Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize 6 Rounds, February - September, 2014 $3 Entry Fee 6 Solo Exhibitions in Chicago Student Prize Track (see below for more details) Lots of exposure on our site and social networks throughout the application and selection process What is the ArtSlant Prize? The ArtSlant Prize is a year-long juried competition culminating in the ArtSlant Prize Exhibiti... [more]

Curator's Open Announces Panel  
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6/30/14 Posted 6/30/14

You design the booth. You select the artists. You choose the artworks. We mount the exhibition at one of the world's major art fairs. ArtSlant's first Curator's Open invites all curators and artists to apply to curate our booth at EXPO CHICAGO this September. The winning curation will be selected by our panel of influential curators including Independent Curator, Audrey Illouz and Maiza Hixson, the DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art. Our panel is overseen by EXPO CHICAGO's Director of Programming, Patricia Courson. Read more about the panelists here. Curator... [more]

Showcase Winner: Denise Treizman  
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6/28/14 Posted 6/28/14

(Image: Denise Treizman, How do we hula hoop now?, Variable dimensions, Found objects, spray paint, tape and swimming pool noodles, 2013; © Denise Treizman) Denise Treizman (b. 1979, Santiago, Chile) I make interdisciplinary work that re-purposes found and ready-made objects; materials I find on my surroundings initiate work that is in constant flux. Objects are playfully transformed and combined resisting conversion into a specific medium or finalization. This potentially endless... [more]

20140620182214-americanaheart Find your own Truth here  
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Candace Hunter at South Side Community Art Center > Chicago
June 13th - July 12th
Posted 6/26/14

The artist Candace Hunter has taken the hoodie, the ubiquitous garb of urban youth, professional athletes and soccer moms, now turned symbol of continued racial divide after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, and deftly mined it as metaphor through out African American history. In Ms. Hunter’s hands the hoodie stands in for the darkness of the slave ship hold, In Strange Fruit it evokes the hoods of Klansmen and others who carried out lynchings, indeed the very hoods used to cover the fac... [more]


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