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Just Show Up

Darden Smith | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

I believe we all have much more to contribute than we acknowledge, especially at work. We often hide the best part of ourselves, thinking that no one wants to see who we truly are.

What Does It Take to Turn an Art School Education Into a Successful Career?

F. Scott Hess | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

A faculty that exhibits in important markets and that is willing to share their hard-won art world network helps short-cut the process. Ignore networking and an art career is nearly impossible.

Does Conspiracy Account for the Absence of Jesus' Jewish Identity in Renaissance Art?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Try to locate even a hint of Jesus' Jewish identity and heritage in Renaissance paintings and you will find yourself on a fruitless quest. Some respondents bristled at what they perceived as the suggestion of a conspiracy to suppress Jesus Jewish identity. But the falsification of biblical history in artworks was not a conspiracy.

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment

Rachel Mason | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.

The Long Road to a Published Novel

Adam Pelzman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Adam Pelzman

For most of my adult life, writing was my private passion. It was one that I pursued in solitude and shared with only a small group of "gentle readers." So when news of Troika's publication came out, many people in my life were stunned to learn that I'd written a novel.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Explain to Potential Clients That Artists Need to Be Paid?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

I get emails all the time from people asking to use images of my artwork for free. At the beginning of my career, I figured these requests were an opportunity for me to get exposure. The problem is that once you grant permission for someone to use your artwork, you basically lose all control over how your artwork will be used.

Boomer Psychology 101: F*cking Up!

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

Understanding the role of relapse in the management of distressful behaviors is just one more tool in our toolbox for disassembling old patterns that do not work

Are We Free-Flowing Artists?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Rose Tafoya

Inspiration is everywhere and comes to us when we least expect it. When it does, we must not resist or question the actions that are needed and taken, for this is the free flow path that leads us to our un-lived life that we want and are meant to live.

The Epic Food Scene At Burning Man

Saveur | Posted 06.19.2014 | Taste
Saveur

When you're tussling with sandstorms, you just kind of want a treat.

Jewish Jesus in Renaissance Art and the Roots of Anti-Semitism

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Isn't it time to celebrate the common heritage of Judaism and Christianity, despite the differences between the two faiths? Isn't it time to endorse Pope Francis's bold statement: "A Christian cannot be anti-Semitic; his roots are Jewish"?

5 Key Lessons on the Online Art Market

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The online channel has no geographic, physical space or income barriers -- most online galleries sell at a number of price points -- thus providing collectors access to a much larger selection of artwork while growing (and benefiting) the category as a whole.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

New Wave Women: AIPAD

Catherine Corman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Below is a sampling of photographs by women at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Show, held at the Park Avenue Armory in New Yo...

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art

Erinn Batykefer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Erinn Batykefer

Creativity -- like information --should be accessible to everyone in a community, and the library is the perfect democratic space to make that happen.

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

Artistic Residencies and European Support for Young Artists

Bernard Foccroulle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Bernard Foccroulle

Why do European opera institutions not have in-house residencies for composers? It is said that contemporary opera does not have an audience but that is an obvious misconception.

State of the Art: Studio Rodeo

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

In selecting artists for State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi and Curator for Special Projects, Chad Alligood, visited nearly 1,000 artists around the country.

This Artist is On a Mission to Replace Your Selfies with Something Far Better

Simone Collins | Posted 05.20.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

When Philadelphia-based illustrator Michele Melcher turned to Kickstarter to launch The UnSelfie Project on May 1st, she hoped to strike a chord with people, but the public's enthusiastic reaction to her campaign has by far exceeded initial expectations.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

State of the Art: The Kindness of Strangers

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Ten thousand artists is a lot of people. Even with a small army of research assistants, it would have taken years for a two-man team to produce a list of that magnitude. But the idea of State of the Art is based on immediacy: works produced within the past three years or so.

Can the Arts Save Detroit?

Leslie Tolf | Posted 07.12.2014 | Detroit
Leslie Tolf

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I became a graphic artist in D.C. Twenty years later, I was involved with the labor movement. At the time, I didn't think that there was a connection between the two, but now I'm quite sure that there is.

Rediscovering The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

My recent return to the Towers was 30-plus years after my first visit. I was thrilled to see that it remains a dominant presence in this Watts neighborhood. It's now secured by a tall metal white fence, and open for a small admission fee with limited hours, to the public.