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Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

The Kinetic Art of Casey Curran

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Wes Hurley

Drawing primarily from nature, kinetic artist, Casey Curran, creates sculptures that come alive with a turn of a handle. Intricately designed but relying on basic rules of mechanics known since Renaissance, his works invite the viewer's direct participation.

Meet The ‘Etch A Sketch Picasso'

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.09.2015 | Weird News

There are a lot of strange jobs out there, but Bryan Lee Madden may have the sketchiest of all. After pursuing a career in comedy writing and a colleg...

5 Tips About How to Stop Thinking Like a Starving Artist

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of my life I believed that if I went after a creative career I would struggle financially. It was deeply ingrained in my belief system. I would think about phrases like "poor starving artist" and "feast and famine are part of an artist's life."

Should Art Dealers Charge Lower Commissions for Sculptors Than for Painters?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Few enough artists think that dealers are fully justified in charging a 50 percent commission on gallery sales, but most accept it as just the way things are done. Still, the commission may strike some artists as less fair than others.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 04.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- w...

One Artist's Parallel Universe Explores Issues Of Adoption And Race In America

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

JooYoung Choi has a tendency to speak about the fictional universe she’s invented as matter-of-factly as she would the facts of her real life. T...

A Friend Is...

Stanley Ely | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

My friend was a person of value whom I foolishly discarded. I stopped at some point replying to her Christmas cards. I hope she didn't feel hurt, but likely she did. For her, I let "a friend is' become "a friend was."

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.

Blind Painter Has Raised More Than $1 Million For Charity Through His Stunning Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

A blind man is using his artistic talent to help further different causes. When he was younger, Jeff Hanson, from Overland Park, Kansas, was diagn...

Ask The Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Pricing art is always tricky, especially for new artists who don't have a track record. Once you have had the chance to sell your work in a number of contrasting venues, you'll develop a stronger awareness of what's appropriate.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Jonathan Crow, Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, Teacher, Coffee Enthusiast, Dad, Creator of "Veeptopus"

Ian Spanier | Posted 04.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

After leaving a corporate job in 2013 and learning that his wife was pregnant, Crow, who lives in Los Angeles, took advantage of what he realized w...

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Begin to Think Conceptually as a Visual Artist?

Clara Lieu | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Eventually, I had to accept the fact that there were always going to be people who had stronger painting skills. The only way I was ever going to distinguish myself was through my ideas. This realization provided the motivation I needed to start generating my own content.

Artist Development: A Key to Unlocking Your Purpose in Life

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Corey Ferrugia

What makes an "artist" an artist is actually in their point of view, their intention, their approach and in the way they live their lives. In this light, becoming an artist isn't a destination; it's a way of traveling.

New York Moments

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Roxie Sarhangi

When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.

13 Quotes From Artists That Will Inspire You to Create

Jinna Yang | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Jinna Yang

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams     "This world is but a canvas to o...

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Learn to Draw From My Imagination?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

To successfully draw from your imagination, you have to be skilled in drawing from direct observation. I am appalled that so few art students draw from life nowadays.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.14.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped in a cage of thin clear plastic. Anthony Cardillo releases it and holds it in front of his body like a warrior's shield.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Study to Become a Professional Artist on My Own?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

At an individual level, there are a number of initiatives you can take to begin to train yourself. Most importantly, you have to invest many hours of daily practice over a period of several years.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

My generation discovered the big-eyed waifs at grandma's house or in the marginalia of our local thrift shops. The generation older than me knows that at one point Margaret Keane's big-eyed paintings of children were everywhere.

Ankore: Tearing It Down and Putting It Up

Lisa Derrick | Posted 02.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Ankore roams the streets at night, looking for a wall to paint. During the day, he's a soft spoken, earnest guy from Central America who works in a factory for minimum wage; when the sun sets, he finds a wall and begins to passionately paint.

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.

Ian McKeever: Mystery to the Viewer

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Slowing down in a world where "everything is changing all the time" is of the essence to McKeever, who never takes credit for finishing his paintings: "They finish themselves", he says.