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All Hail the Southern Contemporary Artist! Charleston Celebrates Them Annually With the 1858 Prize

Cator Sparks | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Cator Sparks

Artists who are reframing the way the rest of the world thinks about the South through mixed-media photographs, large-scale oil paintings, and sculptures made of sticks.

Must-see Painting Shows: January 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I looked at a lot of art while hunkering down to escape the subarctic temperatures blasting through Boston and much of the country last week. My monthly review of more than 400 gallery shows yielded close to one hundred must-see painting shows, three dozen of which involve New American Paintings' alumni.

Must-See Painting Shows

Steven Zevitas | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

April is another strong month for painting around the US. At 20 shows, this is the largest list that I have published to date, and it could have easil...

PHOTOS: Metaphysical And Multicolored, A Daring New Exhibition

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

The exhibition 'In Context' examines the multicolored threads which helped weave the complex and vibrant 50-year career of Betye Saar. Participating a...

Do We Need a National Black Arts Festival?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

The National Black Arts Festival exists to honor, to remember, to look forward, and to celebrate the cultural contributions of all people of African descent -- here and now.