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Artist Website: Victoria painter Bonnie Laird

Portrait of a man painted with brown colorsMr. Pike No 136


"My paintings are the exploration of the human condition revealing moments and memory in a place in time as well as contemplation and introspection." --Bonnie Laird, Victoria BC

 

View more of Bonnie's portraits on her artist website: http://bonnielaird.com


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Painting of a welderWelder with silver leaf




Update On My New Painting Series: Antarticus

 Large painting of an iceberg and confetti

 

When I started this series called Antarticus I began by painting a 3 foot by 4 foot acrylic painting called Two Portals in Conversation. The shape and scale of this was clearly working well and so I created another in the same dimensions called Icebergs in Love. Again the size worked out perfectly. But lately I have scaled down to 12" x 16" and a few smaller works in order to play around with some variations on my theme. I suspect…

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Featured video artist, Guillaume Vallée

Analog Hellraiser: Excerpt

 

"Using horror footage from a VHS tape of Hellraiser II , I’ve been working directly on the magnetic tape in order to create a chaotic and unstable imagery depicting some sort of narrative structure based on a nightmarish mind struggling with his inside demons and past traumatisms.

 

Using the materiality of the magnetic tape, I want to create a short experimental video based on a nightmare structure,…

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Andy Warhol's Rejection Letter

Museum of Modern Art's rejection letter to Andy Warhol

 

Transcription:

 

Dear Mr. Warhol,

 

Last week our Committee on the Museum collections held its first meeting of the fall season and had a chance to study your drawing entitled "Shoe" which you so generously offered as a gift to the Museum.

 

I regret that I must report to you that the Committe decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection.

 

Let me explain that because of our severly…

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Featured Glass + Jewelry Artist: Laura Dawson

Glass jewelry"Can't see the forest"

 

Kiln-formed glass, mosaics, jewelry making (with and without glass), and chain maille by glass artist & jewelry designer Laura Dawson.

 

"Nearly all of my jewelry pieces you see that have etched designs on them were all done by hand. I specialize in hand etched tree designs but you will see cats and birds and bugs and more, all hand etched. Some of my pieces may also be painted with glass enamels. The enamels…

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Curated Art Collection: Face

Painted portrait of a woman with big hair

 

View more of Kate Scoones's painting portfolio here.

  

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Face. As in eyes, nose and mouth. I chose this theme considering the power of the face when portrayed in a close cropped art piece. Rather than looking at faces within the genre of identity, these faces are putting the viewer on the spot and…

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Online Portfolio: Ted Diamond

Photo of building with American flag in the window"E of Charleston, IL"

 

Photographs from Ted Diamond's "American Flag" series.

 

"I have had a lifelong interest in American Popular Culture. Growing up in suburban Long Island, I grew up surrounded, immersed and participating in it.   This showed in photographic series on human facades and shopping malls.

 

 In the late 1990’s I started photographing simulations of the American Flag.  I was not used to them or the atmosphere in…

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Studio Sundays: Picasso

Pablo Picasso and a model in his artist studio

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Picasso, one of the 20th century's most influential artists. 

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Portfolio Website: Philip John McDermott

Landscape painting"Electric"

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Philip for coffee and gave him a personal tutorial on how to easily build a website using Artist Run Website. I think we spent a good part of an afternoon chatting - lots of great art related topics on our minds. Philip has recently quit working as a full-time scenic painter for the movie industry and made the jump to earning his living from his art. He has been a key-figure in the movie…

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The Skinny on Art Openings: Gallery Extras

Making art gallery opening interesting for thirty years

So much work goes into getting ready for your art show. I'm talking about for the artist and the gallery. However there are some simple things that the gallery can do to push the event into awesome status. I read about a few of these ideas here on ArtBizBlog.com and although the comments are directed to galleries - you can encourage your gallery to work together with you on some of these:

 

Gallerists get bonus points if the artists…

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Curated Art Collection: Suburbia

Painting of a black cat on a white shoe

 

View more of Noah Verrier's painting portfolio here.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Suburbia. As in mowing the lawn and chatting with the neighbours.  I chose the theme of suburbia in order to explore the world of stifling carpets, the anonymity of the homogenous suburban house and the harrowing drone of a distant lawnmower. There is…

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Poems Paired with Paintings

Painting of transparent icebergs in a lake

 

Recently some of my paintings were paired wih poetry by The Paris Review and The Storialist. I had been featured on a popular art blog called Booooooom which lead to my images being picked up by a number of other blogs, including one of my fave art blogs called The Jealous Curator. The Storialist's blog sparked my interest in particular. She writes a poem each day inspired by a piece of art or an image, and in this case she chose my…

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Studio Sundays: Nara Yoshitomo’s Studio

A bird's eye view of the studio of artist Nara Yoshimoto.


Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Nara Yoshitomo, in Tokyo Japan.


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