Have we seen the last of the masters? by Valerie (Valry) Drake

Let me preface these comments by saying that I do not have a formal art education and that’s a shame and one day I am going to get it. One area I am particularly sketchy is in art history and, again, I regret this because there is always a great deal of value in knowing…..

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Prismacolor Brings “Art Uninhibited” to Life in New Website

  CHICAGO, March 22, 2010 — With the digital space as its canvas, Prismacolor®, a leader in professional quality art markers, pencils, and supplies, launched a bold and engaging new http://www.prismacolor.com website today, giving artists of all forms and styles a new medium through which to express themselves and communicate with their peers. The site,…..

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Tim Burton Exhibit at MoMA by Heather Goldstein

The Museum of Modern Art opened a comprehensive retrospective of Tim Burton’s work from childhood until now on November 22, 2009. The exhibit will remain open until April 26, 2010 and it is still busy with viewers eager to see Burton’s progression as an artist. This past weekend, I was one of those fans. I…..

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Making a Statement on eBay by Miles Wickham

  I posted a piece of art on Ebay at $21 Million “or best offer,” as a suggestion by a friend to get more traffic to my page. A couple of days later, after a long hard 13 hour day at work, coming in and out of flu symptoms, I come home at 2am to…..

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First Plein Air of 2010 by Wilson Bickford

  It has been “unseasonably” warm here in northern New York the past several days. Temperatures have been in the 60’s, which is practically unheard of for March. The forecast says we can plan on this break not lasting and we’ll be back to reality next week.  Yesterday was a beautiful day, so I hauled…..

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Where to Take Figure Drawing Classes by Angeline Marie Martinez

  I was asked recently where to take figure drawing classes. Here are some ideas of how to go about finding at least a group that has a model: 1. Check the local community college for credit & non-credit courses. 2. Take an online class 3. Go to the local library and check out DVDs,…..

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Boat People – A Painting by Nobody

  I was extended an invitation to donate some art for an auction benefiting the survivors of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Of course I was more than happy to contribute my talents, so I didn’t hesitate to accept. The painting I’ve created especially for the fundraiser is entitled Boat People. I wanted to create…..

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What will be your Artistic Legacy? by Wilson Bickford

  Have you ever wondered how your art will survive the ages? I don’t mean just the actual pieces of art you’ve created, but also your “reputation” as a bona-fide artist. I know it crosses my mind from time to time. Hey, we’d all like to be remembered after we’re gone, wouldn’t we? Artists have…..

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He’s Going to be an Artist Since he got Laid Off by Valerie (Valry) Drake

A while back I was in Jerry’s just looking to see if there was anything new that I couldn’t live without and there was this guy looking at acrylic mediums and he looked kind of lost. So I sort of made friendly sounds and we started talking. Later I found out that he had been…..

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Single Mom Artists – The Power of Self Made Money by M Theresa Brown

Single mothers are everywhere. They are from every race, every religion and every nationality. They are so common that no one gives them a second thought. Single moms come from every financial strata. But their challenges are the same and their desire to nurture and protect their children are the same. The discrimination they face…..

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