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20140908040249-me_workforblowsign_revisedxxx a fantasy from many  
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David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Walter Fydryck, Brian Garay, Adam Helman, Kat Van Horn, Laz, Frank Mascenic, Michael Platt, Kirk Rohrbaugh, John Tyszko, James Vellner, Paul Whittaker at Lost Artists Chicago > Chicago
September 13th 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Posted 9/8/14

this is a must see event, music, poety, art and more, enjoy the vibe. [more]

20140907184545-daniel_alselmi_1958_28x28_2013 Exceptional show of Daniel Anselmi's work  
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Daniel Anselmi at Carver Hill Gallery > Worldwide Rockland
September 5th - October 1st
Posted 9/8/14

Carver Hill has opened up their well-lit space with some clever structural changes and interior colours, and Daniel Anselmi's art appears all the stronger for the gallery giving over its entire space to this exhibition; a delightful surprise for the visitor and a clever way of creating a journey through the paintings, collages, and assemblages on the first floor, towards the Monhegan Island Series of monotypes on the second floor. The work in the lower gallery feels like the vibrant big brot... [more]

20140907175234-complication_city___broken_glass_painting_ Hoboken Museum  
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at Art Show > New York
September 21st - November 2nd
Posted 9/7/14

https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/exhibitions/upper-gallery/upcoming-shows [more]

20140905173811-katie_paterson_mg_0183 The Margaret Atwood Book You'll Never Get to Read  
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9/5/14 Posted 9/5/14

Word of Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library made the rounds this summer when the artist launched her 100-year-long project to build a library literally from the forest floor up. Future Library is back in the news again after it was announced this week that the first author to contribute a new work to the library will be none other than Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood. Paterson is known to think big—on a geological or even astronomical scale. She embedded a cell p... [more]

20140509173121-bess_spider Middlesex  
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Forrest Bess at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive > San Francisco
June 11th - September 14th
Posted 9/4/14

Among the giants (Rothko, Still, and Pollock) represented by the Betty Parsons gallery in the 50’s and 60’s, there roamed the small but potent work of an artist named Forrest Bess. He hailed from Bay City, Texas, a bait fisherman and oil rig roughneck by day, and a conduit for the visualization of eternal truths by night. Parsons heard his name through the grapevine, and when she came to Texas, she ate him up with her silver spoon. Parsons mounted no less than six solo exhibits of B... [more]

VIDEO: Christo Goes White Water Rafting  
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9/4/14 Posted 9/5/14

We've had our eyes on Christo's Over the River Project for several years (Christo's been working on it now for twenty years), and every so often we get updates from the OTR squad on the project's various legal battles and incremental successes. The two-week project, which proposes to install a series of fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado, has already received permission from the Federal Government, Colorado State Parks, the State Land Board and Fremont County, Colorado, but faces chal... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Gregg Simpson  
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9/3/14 Posted 9/3/14

(Image: Gregg Simpson, Coast Pattern 2, 2008, oil on linen, 16 x 20 x 2 inches; © Gregg Simpson) Gregg Simpson (b. 1947, Ottawa, Ontario) I grew up in the rainforest environment of the west coast. I work in the tradition of abstract surrealism. My paintings and drawings combine automatism with elements of landscape and the figure. They are improvised from simple charcoal outlines and then combined with the direct application of paint onto raw canvas. The meaning of the forms changes with ea... [more]

20140709005315-kunstadt_sacredpoemlxi INSPIRE ME! A & O Artist of the Month for September 2014  
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Carole P. Kunstadt at Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT > Worldwide Hartford
September 8th - October 10th
Posted 9/6/14

Blog Interview and Spotlight by Tahlib, Alpha Omega Arts News, Art News on the Religious Imagination: http://alphaomegaarts.blogspot.com/2014/09/inspire-me-carole-p-kunstadt-artist-of.html [more]

ArtSlant Prize: Round 6 - THE FINAL ROUND - is Now Open  
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9/1/14 Posted 9/1/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase, opens today! Now is the time to enter your work to be considered for our exhibition at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. To apply, sign in to your ArtSlant account and go to your profile. Click ##mm_mypage_link(:contests, 'enter showcase')## and pick your best work to share with our juried panel. Or just click the link below if you're already signed in. ##mm_mypage_link(:contests, '')## We've made some changes this year so here are a few t... [more]

Looking Forward: the Best Fall Exhibitions Opening from LA to London  
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9/1/14 Posted 9/1/14

Fall openings are just around the corner and we can’t wait! Before the galleries open this September ArtSlant will be on the scene letting readers know where to go, what to talk about, and who to collect. Our Fall Previews Special Edition comes out this week, with the ArtSlant Editors picking out trends, artists, and galleries from LA to London. *ArtSlant's Special Editions cover worldwide art fairs, biennials and the art world. Make sure you're si... [more]

Deadline for the Winter 2015 Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is Today August 31  
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8/31/14 Posted 8/31/14

The deadline for the Winter term of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is quickly approaching. All applications must by submitted by Sunday, August 31st at midnight Pacific Time. The Winter 2015 residency will take place January - February, 2015. It includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD and airfare to and from the residency site. The residency takes place in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris in a Haussmann-style apartment. Studio space is not provided. Thanks... [more]

20140428021146-jlb_nude_w_snakeskin_520 The Art of Perfection: James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1  
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James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1 > New York
June 15th - September 7th
Posted 8/31/14

On August 11, 1977, the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles hosted Space Day, a carefully planned and tightly orchestrated media event organized by Whole Earth Catalog editor and environmental activist Stewart Brand. The symposium was an odd pairing, merging the utopian messaging of the back-to-the-land movement with a campaign to establish space colonies put forth by the military-aeronautics industry. In an opening speech, honored guest, astronaut Russell Schweickart spoke to... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Anca E. Jitariu  
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8/28/14 Posted 8/28/14

(Image: Anca E. Jitariu, "Reflections of Spring", 2012, acrylics on stretched canvas, 27.6 x 27.6 inches - 1 inch deep; © Anca E. Jitariu) Anca E. Jitariu (b. 1986, Gura Humorului) Anca Elena Jitariu is native to Gura Humorului, a small mountain resort in Bucovina, Romania. In 2005 she graduated from Ciprian Porumbescu Art School, Suceava with a license in easel painting and after that she completed her studies from the National University of Art, Bucharest with an M.A in mural arts.... [more]

Round 5 Juried Winners Announced  
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8/26/14 Posted 8/26/14

Didn't make it this round? Round 6, the FINAL round, opens Friday, August 29th! Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 5 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: ROSE MASTERPOL Title: TRIBAL THRONE, 2014 Medium: Acrylic, 60" x 60" DRAWING Artist: Zachary Mory Title: The Inbetween, 2011 Medium: Graphite on paper, 105" x 50" PHOTOGRAPHY Artist: Roman Deingruber Title: Untitled (studio depicts/squar... [more]

Round 5 Juried Winners Announced  
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8/26/14 Posted 8/26/14

Didn't make it this round? Round 6, the FINAL round, opens Friday, August 29th! Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 5 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: ROSE MASTERPOL Title: TRIBAL THRONE, 2014 Medium: Acrylic, 60" x 60" DRAWING Artist: Zachary Mory Title: The Inbetween, 2011 Medium: Graphite on paper, 105" x 50" PHOTOGRAPHY Artist: Roman Deingruber Title: Untitled (studio depicts/square), 2014 PAINTING Artist: Wei Xiaoguang Title: I Think It's Gonna be Important No.2 Medium: Oil on Canvas, 52 x 68 x 2 inches... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Evie Zimmer  
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8/24/14 Posted 8/24/14

(Image: Evie Zimmer, Energy Series (2): Wind and Water, October 2013, Oil on Canvas, 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches; © Evie Zimmer) Evie Zimmer (b. Jersey City, NJ, USA) I have always been an artist. When I paint I feel connected with the painting. My energy becomes the painting’s energy. As the image develops, the painting’s energy becomes mine. Creating my art is a somewhat spiritual process. Color inspires me. It can say things that words cannot even begin to say. Color can ex... [more]


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