May
12
2010

Devil & Angel

The Fountain Marcel Duchamp 1917Prompt: Is this Art?JOE DiGIULIO: One can argue about the entry of Duchamp's "The Fountain" into a 1917 exhibition as to whether it should be considered Art. As a 3 dimensional sculptor, I have always sought for the harmony between form and function and within this criteria, I would have to say "No" it is not considered as such due to it not being functional in its state within a museum setting. By turning the piece on it side, The Fountain, has resembled the imagery of a sitting Buddha or a veiled Madonna figure with its sweeping downward curves. From that standpoint I would consider it as Art. So that's one f... [More]
May
12
2010

Grrrrr by Valerie (Valry) Drake

Typically I am fairly good at technical stuff since my day job deals with technology. But recently a technical issue has really messed up one of my art pieces. I still haven't resolved the situation but let me tell you about it. I have been doing a series of colored pencil abstracts for my product line on cafe press and, overall, they have been going very well. They take about 20 hours each but they are turning out close to the vision I have had. Well, at least they are getting closer. Anyway, I do the art piece and then scan it and do a little editing to get it ready for the product line on cafe press, including turning the background trans... [More]
May
12
2010

Artist of the Month Facebook Contest

Jerry's Artarama invites you to enter our Artist of the Month Contest! Each month Jerry's Artarama will: Select one artist to be featured on our Jerrys facebook page Display their artist statement and images on our Facebook page as well as the SPLATTER blogazine. The artist of the month will also receive a $65 gift card to use either online or in-store! Want to be the Artist of the month.. Here's How! Please send 5-10 digital images of your work along with an artist statement to facebook@jerrysartarama.com. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to your entries but we will inform you if you have been selected! Become A... [More]

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