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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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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.

Ask The Art Professor: Can A Math Teacher Become An Art Teacher?

Clara Lieu | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Initiate your career change by building your own history as a working artist. Collect your own tricks of the trade, and share those experiences with your students. Inhabiting both roles as artist and teacher will enrich your art students beyond measure.

A Roving Locus

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

This has been a regular consideration in Adler's work: alluding to things unseen while complicating singular definitions of her subjects and mediums.

Proto SoHo: Artist Developers in New York City

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

They had occupied loft spaces, renting studios but living in primitive spaces illegally while they lobbied to get the zoning changed. They brought galleries and museums to the neighborhood and coffee shops and bars. But they could not prevent what happened next.

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

Math and Art: A Visual Proof

Nelson Saiers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

From theoretical math to running a hedge fund, in the eyes of others, my world has always focused on numbers. As I described my new craft to my friend, what seemed so natural to me was a stretch for him.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Be True to Yourself, Always

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

I spend every single day of my life painting - there is no day when I'm not being creative. Art is what makes this planet beautiful, and yes, it's a shame that artists live lives that are mostly unrecognized and underpaid - if paid at all. But this is my purpose.

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.