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13 Quotes From Artists That Will Inspire You to Create

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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 12.23.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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.

Neïl Beloufa and Theo Danjuma -- Artist and Collector in Conversation at the ICA (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

When a young artist and a collector are in conversation, it's usually about one thing: art. Neïl Beloufa and Theo Danjuma are no exception.

Architect Turned Artist

Kelly Daniels | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Kelly Daniels

I've lived my life drawing, painting, and creating. Woodworking, acrylics, pen and ink- I do it all. Given the simplest of tasks, I'll find a way to turn it into a project. With an engineer father, math and science wasn't ever far from my heart either.

Behind the Scenes With Singer-Songwriter, Macy Gray

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.

Artist Paralyzed In Accident Now Creates Exquisite Paintings Using Her Mouth

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

Passion can sometimes motivate a person to overcome even the most disheartening of obstacles. When artist Mariam Paré was 20 years old and at the ...

365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

Has Someone Stolen Your Idea

Samantha Bennett | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

Since we want you to be in a state that is clear, flowing and free from psychological impediments, let's see if we can't unpack that anxiety a bit.

How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Maureen Seaberg

Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified through DNA testing so far can potentially see orders of magnitude more.

Astoria Characters: The Artist in Residence

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's the starving part of artist that Daniel Francis finds hard to stomach. His hang-dog jeans, cuffed at the ankles to take up the slack, were made for a much weightier man, the one he used to be.