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Art Painting Visual Arts

Aaron Nagel, Painter

Yes, folks, I still love painting and I still write about artists who use traditional methods. I wanted to give you a little taste of what’s to come. I’m currently working on an article about Bay Area artist, Aaron Nagel. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to discuss his art and practice […]

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Art Interactive / Participatory Art Social Networking Visual Arts

Kenney Mencher’s Renovated Reputations – Part II

If you’re into storytelling, love reading, and writing, Mencher’s work will not disappoint. Mencher has posted a new flash fiction competition on his blog for anyone interested. His plan involves creating a another Renovated Reputations show. The exhibition will be at Ohlone College’s Louie Meager Art Gallery in February 2012. The space will be converted into a 1930/40’s cabaret set […]

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Art Artist's Studio Muralism Urban, Street, and Graffiti Visual Arts

Johanna Poethig – Visual, Public, and Performance Artist

It is a great corner site, an exciting but exhausting gig painting in the micro climates of the scaffolding. Hot on one side and cold on the other. Sweet and sinister, everyday living mixed with screeches of pain. My favorite compliment this week: ”The Hummingbird is a motherfucking powerful bird.” ~Excerpt from Johanna Poethig’s Blog Bay […]

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Art Art 10 Artist's Studio Inside the Artist's Studio Visual Arts

Augustus Francis answers the Art 10 Questions

1. What is your favorite (art) word? Appropriate. 2. What is your least favorite (art) words? Derivative ( everything is in one way or another). 3. What keeps you going when you’re in the studio? Music, art books, and comic books. 4. When do you know you’re done in the studio? When i start to […]

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Art Writing and Criticism

Every man a Rembrandt according to Max S. Klein

Over the weekend, my girlfriend surprised me by reserving the “Nature” room at the Andiron Inn in Little River, CA. It was an amazing couple of days at the Inn. The overall ambiance and decor of the cabins was reminiscent of 1950s/early 1960s in New York’s Andirondacks (that I’ve ever been but I’ve seen pictures […]

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Art Visual Arts

Painting is NOT dead

Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it? ~Pablo Picasso Although art, technology and conceptual art are deep seeded passions, I’m a sucker for a great painting. Illustrative and figurative work often straddles between commercial and fine art. Then again, it depends on what the artist is trying […]