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Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Busting It Out

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Bettina Hubby is an interdisciplinary artist with an impulse towards collaboration and integrating daily life into her art (and vice versa), all with large doses of humor.

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.

Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Make the Transition to Teaching Art at the College Level?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Today, saying you want to be a full-time art professor is basically like saying you want to be an A-list movie star.

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Creative People: 4 Simple Sayings That Can Change Your Life

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts
Anthony Meindl

If you break your life down to its most basic, what is there? Love. Gratitude. Forgiveness. Letting go. (Sure there's power and sex and conflict but ...

Ask the Art Professor: Is the Internet Necessary to be a Successful Artist?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Think about it this way: if you don't use the Internet to promote your art, what would you use? Print media?

The Unexpected Ways Art Reduces Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

A stirring play or poetry reading isn't going to eliminate the stressors in your life. But art that moves you will enrich your experience of your days, strengthen your creativity, and flat out make you feel fantastic.

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Ask the Art Professor: What Can a Painting Student Do to Be Relevant in a Digital World?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The digital world we live in has created a common misconception that incorporating digital media into your artwork is imperative to be relevant as an artist today. Actually, there are many contemporary artists out there working in traditional, hands-on processes who are very successful.

Ask the Art Professor: Should I Pursue a Career in Fine Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The prevailing piece of advice that I give to my students when they worry (which is all the time) about a career in fine arts is this: no matter what happens, don't live your life with a sense of regret.

Mark Nilsson: Banging on the Art World's Door With a Brush (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Step outside NY's Museum of Modern Art onto 53rd street, and you'll find NY's most talented treasure, working -- unbeknownst to him -- toward hard-earned artistic stardom.

An Entry/Exit Blur

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Kiki Seror's work vibrates actively between concepts of seduction, sexuality, privacy and voyeurism, engaging herself and the viewer in moments of intimacy and surprise.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

She uses iconography that employs specifically feminine symbols, such as braids--which for Olivieri connote "the passage of time."

State of the Art: At Journey's End

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Chad Alligood and President Don Bacigalupi have recently wrapped up their epic adventure: meeting and talking with nearly 1,000 artists all across the United States in preparation for an unprecedented exhibition called State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

Falling Down the Economy's Rabbit Hole

Peter Bartczak | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Bartczak

When people say hang in there, it will get better, even they don't believe it. I am a grim reminder of what might happen to them and they don't want to catch what I have.

Artist Kerry James Marshall: Paint it Black

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices
Louisiana Channel

Imagine being seen for who you really are, inhabiting space as a central figure in the narration. In this powerful interview American artist Kerry James Marshall talks about how he explores the presence and absence of the black figure in art history.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Draws In Nature

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.

Bahia Shehab: Art As a Tool for Change

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Graffiti is like flowers. They are beautiful, but they don't live long." An interview with Lebanese-Egyptian street-artist Bahia Shehab about the ...

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.