May
16
2011

PSoA Conference 2011

When I was in school, I got in ruts just like anyone else.  Sometimes you are just frustrated or uninspired.  But one of the great things about school is that you have teachers and classmates to inspire you.  I have written before about how different it is to paint after college.  You do  not have deadlines to meet unless they are your own and you do not have teachers to impress or class critiques.  It is easy to become stagnant.  And that is where I was in my art.After a few years of painting my "Creeper" series, I moved onto a series inspired by Bettie Page.  After a couple of paintings, I just was... [More]
Apr
6
2011

In the Lab by Heather Goldstein

One of the many perks of working at Jerry's is all of the new products that we bring in.  For certain items that are new to the market, we must test them before we can decide to bring them in.  And who better to test them than Jerry's employees who are also artists?! Sharon DiGiulio and I spent hours of "grueling work (haha)" testing the new products we may bring in.  Everything from acrylics made  by one of our finest oil paint vendors, Charvin, to new gel mediums and colors premixed with these mediums from a great paint company, Lukas!  First task....Charvin Inks.  These inks are a shellac based Egyptian ink... [More]
Dec
9
2010

Stormtrooper Snatching!

As many of you may know, this past weekend was Art Basel, an epic art show that takes over Miami.  The who's who of the art world were all there.  One of the most controvertial names in street art, Mr. Brainwash, had an installation on Collins Ave.  On the balconies of the outside of the building were wood cutouts of Stormtroopers.  An unknown assailant, snatched a stormtrooper in broad daylight and later went around Wynwood introducing his new friend, Abe Solomon.  Check out the video to see the snatching take place and Like Abraham Solomon on Facebook!        &nb... [More]

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