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Lindsey Carr. "Gifts From The Red Barbarians." Acrylic ink and gold leaf on watercolor paper. Courtesy of Roq La Rue and the artist.

Lindsey Carr and Handiedan at Roq La Rue Through May 5

Lindsey Carr. "Gifts From The Red Barbarians." Acrylic ink and gold leaf on watercolor paper. Courtesy of Roq La Rue and the artist.

You won’t find Lindsey Carr’s Pavo Simulacrum in Audubon’s The Birds of America. And you won’t find a pulp novel or a vintage burlesque poster quite like Handiedan’s mischievous pin-up girl collages. These two contemporary artists subvert familiar images and styles—naturalist painting for Carr and the pin-up …more…

A featured work from Product Etcetera's latest show at Double Break.

‘Brands, Gangs, Teams and Clans’ at Double Break

A featured work from Product Etcetera's latest show at Double Break.

On Thursday, March 22, the relatively new gallery and store, Double Break, located in Balboa Park, will open its latest show Brands, Gangs, Teams and Clans. The show will feature the work of local graphic design-based studio, Product Etcetera. Since 2004, the San Diego-based design studio has been producing work for both professional clients as well as their …more…

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Domy Books presents Beauty Is Embarrassing, The Art of Wayne White

For Wayne White, Pee-wee’s Playhouse was just the beginning.  As a designer and the voice of several characters on the show, White became practiced at the art the of the anthropomorphic and slightly subversive.  If you are of a certain age, you probably recall the slightly surreal slant of this Saturday morning classic that became a cult hit.  Two decades later, White is still creating vibrant and compelling works, albeit aimed at a slightly more mature audience. ...more...

Axle Contemporary

Axle Contemporary (Santa Fe Gallery on Wheels)

Axle is what happens when you remix the art gallery concept and create an experience that is approachable to the masses.  Instead of ice cream treats and crazy melodies being streamed from a scratchy blow horn, you get a mobile exhibition space filled with contemporary art, rolling through the streets of Santa Fe.  The accessibility of art (it comes to you) without the artsy fartsy attitude (often times exhibits can be …more…

According to the Arts Exclusive website, there are over seven hundred original works of art in the gallery

Gallery Spotlight: Arts Exclusive (Simsbury)

Arts Exclusive Gallery in Simsbury, CT was founded by Phillip M. Janes in 1974 and represents thirty artists working in various media throughout the United States.  The gallery is devoted to its artists and is a treasure trove of paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces. ...more...

Daniel Luna at work, image from the Denver Post

Daniel Luna at Museo De Las Americas

The prolific Dan Luna, a local Denver artist, is the feature of a retrospective exhibit now showing at the Museo De Las Americas in the Santa Fe Arts district. Despite being burdened with a rare eye disease, this talented artist has managed to become a Denver fixture, known for his colorful, often humorous, paintings. His art adorns many local restaurants and coffee shops in the city, and hundreds of people’s personal collections. ...more...

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Vegas’ New Amanda Harris Contemporary Art Gallery

The Las Vegas Arts District recently welcomed a new gallery.  The Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art opened with its current show, a collection of work by Wess Dahl-Berg.  The Amanda Harris Gallery’s intention of providing a creative space that displays high quality and sophisticated contemporary art is realized by the art and events present and proposed.

Located in the ‘old’ downtown, the gallery is a short walk from Freemont Street …more…

Diane Lewis "Party's Over" courtesy of the Attic Gallery

Still Life Is Alive And Well

The genre of still life painting is alive and well in Portland, Oregon and will be showcased at the Attic Gallery at their upcoming First Thursday opening on March 1, 2012.  Works by Bill Baily, Diane Lewis and Gail Larson Joseph, three of the artists represented by the Gallery, will be presented.

A “Still Life” is a style of painting depicting an artful arrangement of inanimate objects. Popular subjects include flowers, …more…

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“Crossing Borders” at Altered Aesthetics

Immigration is one of the critical issues of our time, and “Crossing Borders,” the new exhibit at Altered Aesthetics, brings artistic vision to this complex international phenomenon. ...more...

Claire Taylor, But It Was So Delicious Wasn’t It Though,, French-knot embroidery on crushed aluminum can, 5.5 x 1 x 5.5 inches

Gallery 110’s 2012 Juried Exhibition, Feb. 2-25

The First Thursday Art Walk in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood is a popular Seattle institution. The first Thursday of every month, museums and galleries downtown keep their doors open late, admission fees are waived and studios welcome throngs of art enthusiasts. It’s a popular time for shows to open, and last Thursday was no different. ...more...

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The Art of Self Tracking: An Artist Talk with Laurie Frick

“I’m convinced the way we unconsciously slice our time reflects the underlying structure of our mind,” Frick says in a statement. “I began self-tracking as a way to measure and then reverse engineer the unique pattern of ourselves. I believe there is something comforting and compelling about human metrics and realized I was not alone. Many, many people measure something about themselves every day.” ...more...

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Explore “The Common Object” at MICA

The Common Object is an exhibition of over 60 still life paintings created by 31 Zeuxis artists and their associates. It is now on display at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Zeuxis (named after a prominent painter in ancient Greece) is a group of painters work to continue to explore still life painting as many contemporary artists disregard it. The Common Object is on tour and the fourth and last stop is here in Baltimore. It originally opened at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City in October 2010. ...more...

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First, Last or All

Many cities set aside one day a month where art galleries are either open late or have a special event to encourage the public to come see their shows. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Portland, Oregon’s First Thursday, by now a venerable institution in Downtown and the Northwest Portland Pearl District.

When condominiums replaced dilapidated warehouse and industrial buildings in Northwest Portland, many artists and galleries were priced out …more…

Diana Al-Hadid, Gradiva’s Fourth Wall, 2011, polymer gypsum, wood, fiberglass, paint

The Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas Celebrates the New Year with an Open Invitation to the Public

Diana Al-Hadid, Gradiva’s Fourth Wall, 2011, polymer gypsum, wood, fiberglass, paint

On Friday, January 27th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The University of Texas at Austin’s Visual Arts Center cordially invites the public to a free, spectacular reception honoring the first four exhibitions of the 2012 season. There will be plenty of refreshments, enticing art, and knowledgeable art folk there with which to mingle.

The first artist to be featured in the …more…

Evie Lovett's photography

Man oh Man!

I walked into the BCA (Burlington City Arts) firehouse gallery shaking from the frigid Burlington air.  I had ventured out into the cold to see Adam Putnam’s “magic lanterns” exhibit.  Maybe my brain was still frozen, but for some reason I wasn’t too excited about the exhibit and haphazardly walked upstairs to the second exhibit.  On the second floor photographer Evie Lovett’s exhibit, “Backstage at the rainbow Cattle Co.”  caught …more…

Ross Palmer Beecher, Hershey's Chocolate Quilt (1986), stitched tin with wire, bike tire tubing, auto tail-lights. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Five Hot Seattle Art Shows to Catch This Year End

Time is running out for 2011, as it is for a number of top-notch Seattle-area exhibitions. If you’re yearning for a little culture fix to fill your holiday leisure hours, here are five shows to catch in the next few weeks: ...more...

Philadelphia’s Space 1026′s Week of Events, culminating Friday 9 December 2011!

Philadelphia’s Space 1026 is hosting a week’s worth of events leading up to their annual art auction! Space 1026 is, as they explain themselves as a “fourteen-year-old experiment”: it is a member-run gallery collaborating to construct a creative venue.

There’s a whole range of events planned for the week. Ever wonder what an artist’s studio actually looks like? On Sunday 4 December, Space 1026 is opening up its studios to the public. Studio …more…

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Hot One Inch Action: Button Art and Social Interaction on Nov. 5

Trading art buttons at Hot One Inch Action might be the most fun you’ve ever had at an art exhibition.

Designed to promote social exchanges in a gallery setting, the “button show” features artwork by 50 local artists—printed on one-inch buttons. Participants can buy bags of random buttons, then trade with other attendees to snag their favorite pieces. If you’re adept at wheeling and dealing, you could take home the entire show. ...more...