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My first ever blog--only 20 or more years late  
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5/5/15 Posted 5/5/15

Though I had a 30 year retrospective more than 10 years ago (2004), this is my first ever blog entry. I am now over 70 and have been doing my art since age five. For my seventh birthday, I was given the wonderful gift of starting to attend an art school taught by the artist and children's book author and illustrator, Eula Long. That was 1950. In 1952 at age nine, my work was chosen for an exhibit of childrens work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Over the intervening years I have exhi... [more]

Joseba Eskubi  
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5/3/15 Posted 5/3/15

http://dailymetal.eu/blog/joseba-eskubi--magic-in-the-shadows/1247/ Joseba Eskubi (born 1967) is a Spanish artist who lives and works in Bilbao, Spain Joseba Eskubi works with soft, amorphic and organic forms in a universe of decay and his paintings appear in a surrealistic world. His work is often a single organic figure filled with dark secrets, movements and metamorphoses, overflowing with tensions from the abyss. His works are created with mixed media (oil painting, acrylic, plasticine, photography).... [more]

El Rivismo y la importancia de la letra W. Obra de Ramón Rivas: “Six W – 6?”  
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5/3/15 Posted 5/3/15

Cuando se componen textos cuyo objetivo es el de captar la atención y contener lo más relevante para que de esa forma se concentre y optimice su contenido, no hay mejor opción, que recurrir a un grupo reducido de palabras, que constituyen la estructura base para desarrollar y lanzar cualquier idea o proyecto. A partir de esta selección textual, será posible desarrollar cualquier proyecto con la garantía de no dejar nada en el tintero, porque con estas pala... [more]

"Gazelle - The Love Issue"- Best Documentary Feature at Mexico International Film Festival 2015!  
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5/2/15 Posted 5/2/15

“GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE” just won as the BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015. http://mexicofilmfestival.com/2015-winners JULY IN ENGLAND! "GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE" was selected for MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL 10TH - 12TH JULY 2015 U.K. PREMIER!!! MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterIFF "GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE" also was selected for the Documentary Feature Competition at 18th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Austin - Texas - U.S.A. Screening was Friday, A... [more]

The Three Best Portrait Painters in the World?  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting. Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]

Hellmer Osslund. Painter of the North.  
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4/30/15 Posted 4/30/15

Helmer Osslund, Sweden (1866-1938) Helmer Osslund was a Swedish artist born in Tuna. From birth name was Aslund but switched to the more international sounding Osslund when he as 20-year-old went to America to become an architect. Osslund attended the homecoming at the Technical School and the Artists' Association art school in Stockholm. In 1889 he was hired later as a decorator at the Gustavsberg porcelain but continued his artistic career after study trips to Paris and London and trainin... [more]

My MFA: A Labor of Love (and Wine)  
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at SFAQ [Project Space] April 24th - April 25th
Posted 4/29/15

I entered the small, unassuming gallery space as a bearded head popped out from the back of the room and said, “Are you here to get your MFA?” “Yes!” I replied cheerfully. Because I was. I read that I could get an MFA in just one day at the Tenderloin Institute of Art, hosted by SFAQ, and I was immediately on board. If showing up was the application process, I was already excelling with flying colors. The man introduced himself as Dean Jeremiah Jenkins, and together... [more]

Sarah Oppenheimer  
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4/29/15 Posted 4/29/15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG2Og__LRFM [more]

Peel Slowly and See  
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Bill Jensen at Cheim & Read 4/29/15 Posted 4/29/15

There was a time in modern music when the role of the artist changed from being the custodian of cultural knowledge to something more of an autobiographer. We might choose that moment in the late sixties when Lou Reed abandoned the writing of pop ditties about boys and girls, to focus on his own, more personal interests, like boys and girls and heroin. In other art forms this sea change was happening—in comedy, where once jokes were shared, un-authored, between performers in Vegas, the Catskills,... [more]

Peel Slowly and See: Bill Jensen's Ego-less Abstraction   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Bill Jensen at Cheim & Read April 9th - May 9th
Posted 4/29/15

There was a time in modern music when the role of the artist changed from being the custodian of cultural knowledge to something more of an autobiographer. We might choose that moment in the late sixties when Lou Reed abandoned the writing of pop ditties about boys and girls to focus on his own, more personal interests, like boys and girls and heroin. In other art forms this sea change was happening; in comedy, where once jokes were shared, un-authored, between performers in Vegas, the Catskills,... [more]

Eliza Strozyk. Wooden Textiles.  
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4/28/15 Posted 4/28/15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmf7OK6fKck [more]

Artists Explore Complex Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey  
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Luis Alves, Jane Caminos, Steve Cavallo, Patricia Dahlman, Richard Earl, Colleen Gahrmann, Marsha Goldberg, Adel Gorgy, Len Merlo, Maria Mijares, Margaret Murphy, Elizabeth Niesuchouski, Joanne Olivier, Nick Rosal, Joan Sonnenfeld, Judy Wukitsch at Arts Guild New Jersey April 26th - May 22nd
Posted 4/27/15

Adel Gorgy's work in Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey Contemporary art and social activism often swim in the same waters. The connection crosses borders and decades, as creative individuals—in art and literature, performance and song—have given voice, sometimes the only one, to victims of turmoil and iniquities. Issues, an exhibition in which a group of contemporary artists respond to political, social, racial, gender, and economic issues facing the world in recent years opened M... [more]

The Truth Behind the “Judith Beheading Holofernes” Pasta Sauce Label   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/27/15

A jar of pasta sauce recently came to our attention when it went viral, at least among guffawing art history majors on Facebook, who were compelled by the droves—likely due to our desperate desire for validation—to click on this blog post evocatively titled “Why This Company Desperately Needed to Hire an Art History Major.” Oh yes, we collectively clamored, here’s a circumstance when our expertise surely would have been of use. Speculation circulated as to the intent of the label, which features a detail of Caravaggio’s 15... [more]

About Painting On the Waterfront and a Couple of Others  
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4/26/15 Posted 4/26/15

On the Waterfront oil, graphite on canvas 60 x 48 inches This painting won a 2015 Blue Dot Award at an exhibition at the Phyllis Harriman Gallery in the Art Students League of New York! At the reception, someone said to me, "Your paintings don't jump out at you, but invite you in." I like that! I know it's a good one, because I don’t remember how I did it! That’s always a good sign - it means I was “in the zone” and not thinking about what it’s going to look like. ... [more]

Thanks for sharing and I hope you will share more great stuff in the future.  
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Chitra Ganesh at Brooklyn Museum of Art December 12th, 2014 - July 12th
Posted 4/26/15

Paylaşım için teşekkürler ve ben gelecekte daha büyük şeyler paylaşmak umuyoruz. [more]

A Change is Gonna Come  
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4/24/15 Posted 4/24/15

A Change is Gonna Come , 2015 Solo exhibition The artistic interest from Marco Pezzotta lays in examining different systems in which our identity is being either formed or changed. We stand in those systems as individuals or as part of a group. For describing and shaping these relations Marco Pezzotta uses objects that function as tools for a narrative. They appear from another space and time, floating between digital and physical. The artist creates a fragmented narrative in which we, audience with own references and input, ar... [more]


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