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A Junkie for Art: Finding a Fix

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

In this artist's life, I have endured hardships and made many sacrifices to experience the sensual and revelatory pleasures of making art. All artists have. And now I must make a few more. I shudder, for I fear the stakes are graver than ever before.

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

Photo Challenge: Young Artists

Brittany Binowski | Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts

This week's featured image in our photo challenge comes from photographer Kendall Bouchlas, an 18-year-old high school senior who plans to major in ph...

Is Drawing a Natural Talent?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Deniz Ates, Gym Manager No. I have gone from drawing stick men to drawing photographic portr...

Introducing the ImageBlog

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I'm thrilled today to unveil and launch the ImageBlog, a communal platform for artists from all over the world to share and engage. Featured artists submit images of their work -- in whole, in detail, or in progress -- with a caption of any length, but unlike a blog, the image is paramount.

Collecting Women Making Waves -- Bringing Art to the Indian Masses

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

While women remained vulnerable on the streets, in contrast, many wielded great power in art, politics and the media -- albeit within the cocoon of the educated classes. 2013-03-19-kisalalapull.jpg

A Conversation With Artist Jeremiah Goodman

Blue Carreon | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Blue Carreon

To be in the company of Jeremiah Goodman is to be in the palm of a living legend. You become enthralled by the rich and glorious life he's lived, the fascinating figures he's met and worked with, and for a brief moment, your life somehow becomes part of his stunning and colorful work.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.

Doggone It! Author of Dog Term Lexicon Is Dogged by The Ones That Got Away

Donald Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Donald Friedman

Long persuaded that the world contains an endless supply of writer-artists, I'm now equally convinced that the world has a large cache of dog terms just waiting to be revealed.

The Return of the Exiles

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Harry Boyte

In recent years, debates about the meaning and future of America have been dominated by a bellicose right wing, on the one hand, and a progressive intellectual and political establishment disengaged from -- even scornful of -- American identity.

Of Music and Destiny-Making: Matt Sucich Gets Real

Laura Cococcia | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Laura Cococcia

I wonder how much time on average artists spend trying to be good at something else other than what they are destined to do? Matt Sucich is one of the exceptions who stays true to his talent and his desire to make great music.

J-Pop Printmaking With Mesa Arts Center's David Manje

La Carmina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
La Carmina

Printmaking has come a long way since Hokusai's "Great Wave." At Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in Arizona, I rolled acid paint onto stencils and cranked out anime-pop prints.

Love Triangle: A Man, His Dog, and His Art

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Books
BJ Gallagher

When I learned that David Gerbstadt's canine companion is a three-legged dog named Noel, I decided to learn more about this unusual artist and his unusual dog. Since his is a love story, I thought that Valentine's Day would be the perfect time to share it.

The Department of Quality

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

A few months ago I endured a prolonged orientation for a new job at a very large mental hospital. We newbies were introduced to the many moving parts...


Tracey Conyer Lee | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Tracey Conyer Lee

Had I seen the best work of my life? No. Did I see a way to get rich by participating? Not at all. Whatever the risk, whatever the benefit, all I knew is that the Fire This Time festival was a place for me.

PHOTO CHALLENGE: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
Brittany Binowski

According to, to doodle means "to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity" or "to draw or scribble idly." But, I disagree. While doodling may take time away from our work in other parts of life, it is necessary to our creativity and enjoyment of work. Doodling enriches our lives.

Post-Sandy, NYC Artists Find a Slow Road Back to Creativity

Vera Haller | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Vera Haller

In the best of times, the life of an artist is difficult. Lean years, sacrifice and solitude are the norm. Add a natural disaster and life becomes even more precarious.

Mapping Palestinian Contemporary Art

Ruthie Abel | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

I had travelled to the West Bank to photograph two stories, both put on hold as persistent rocket fire and airstrikes erupted between Gaza and Israel. With time on my hands, I set out to explore new developments in Palestinian contemporary art.

Incubating Winter's Dreams for Creative Restoration

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Do not be tempted to fall into another "winter of discontent." What you seed with your thoughts will show itself in your life this coming year. Take care to plant well, to allow what you plant in your mind to germinate creatively, beautifully.

A Conversation With the Abbot: RZA on Kung-Fu, Directing and Music

Gideon Resnick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gideon Resnick

At 43, RZA has crafted a unique spot in the world of hip-hop, a prolific producer with an idiosyncratic worldview influenced by the disparate cultures of rap and Kung fu.

Lee Wright, Homeless Artist, Gets Big Break

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts

Lee Wright of Chico, Calif., had been homeless for 15 years before a positive turn of events allowed him to start living off his lifelong talent: pain...

The Megumi Project: Ralph Gibson

Phil Chan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
Phil Chan

"I had no choice, but then I became very serious about it very quickly. It was my life's vocation. When you have a vocation at seventeen, it's the same as being born very rich. "

What Age Will You Be in 2013?

Dorothy Sander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

What would the world be like if even half of us refused to look at a calendar again? Or stopped counting the number of candles on our birthday cake? Or ceased looking in the mirror and obsessing about the number of wrinkles on our face or the size of our jeans?

Interview With Jed Perl On His Latest Book

John Seed | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
John Seed

Jed Perl, Magicians and Charlatans: Essays on Art and Culture, Eakins Press, 352 pages Jed Perl, who has served as the art critic for the N...

Your Start-Up Life: Spreading Positivity With Nelly Furtado

Rana Florida | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Rana Florida

"I always remember that to be critiqued is part of being human; no one can escape it; it's the price you pay for putting your vulnerability on display as a creative person. Failure is very important, as it is inevitability in life. Incredible growth, self-realization and reflection comes from failure."