Jul
17
2014

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 SoHo Spring Art Contest

A Round of Applause for these Wonderful Winners!     We had some great entries this year for our SoHo Urban Artist Spring Art Contest. The rules were simple, use SoHo products and show us what you can do with them, and I must say: Our Artists delivered!  Our voting period was intense with a jury of artists, our stellar team has picked these entries as this year's winners!   More On SoHo Urban Artist: SoHo Urban Artist is dedicated to bringing fine art materials to both amateur and professional artists the world over. From high quality oils, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils and pastels, studio easels and fu... [More]
Jul
15
2014

Making Art Can Change Your Brain for the Better Says Science

New Research Shows that Making Art Helps Improve Brain Functions Painting by Belle Yang It is often said "age before beauty", but a recent study says that creating beauty and art may just help you in aging. According to a recent study conducted in Germany suggests that those that make art on a regular basis are helping different areas of their brain work better together.  The Test A recent study conducted on a newly retired group of people tested people before and after a ten week course where recently retired people aged 62-70 were entered into a group that created art hands on and a group that appreciated and critiqued art. The study ... [More]
Jul
3
2014

War Artists

Saluting the Army Art Program In keeping with our Patriotic Week theme, today we thought we'd bring up a little known fact about the American Military. Most people don't think of the army as being a source to empower artists when some incredible American Art has come out of it!   Casualties, Ogden Pleissner, 1944 The Army Art program  The Army has been officially funding artists dating back to World War I as part of the Army Art Program. It all started as a need to document and record the activities of American Expeditionary Forces, so the army commissioned eight artists as Captains in the Corps of Engineers. Through paintings, thes... [More]

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