Mental Health Month: The Art of Mindfulness

Mental Health Month: The Art of Mindfulness

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Mental Health Month: The Art of Mindfulness
To celebrate Mental Health Month, we have curated a number of collections highlighting the power of art in transforming ourselves and our lives through mindfulness, focus, and meditation. Mindfulness is the art of focusing on the present moment and being conscious of your thoughts and feelings. Art appreciation is ideal in practicing mindfulness, properly engaging […]
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Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora

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Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora
Photographer and designer Ceres Henry embellishes her portrait subjects with floral body paint and fresh blossoms in her Adam & Eve series. The New York-based artist hand-painted each person before the shoot, inspired in the moment by the flowers she had pre-selected, and then worked the three-dimensional blooms into the composition. Henry, who goes by […]
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Banal Moments Contorted into Surreal Stoneware Sculptures by Genesis Belanger

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Banal Moments Contorted into Surreal Stoneware Sculptures by Genesis Belanger
Genesis Belanger twists and stretches familiar objects into surreal scenarios with her stoneware, porcelain, and concrete sculptures. The Brooklyn-based artist frequently depicts detached limbs, misplaced teeth, and unusually located food in her work. One sculpture shows a mustard-topped hot dog disappearing into a handbag with a mouth-like zipper; another series dispenses rocks from dysfunctional quarter […]
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Fine and Street Art Aesthetics Merge in Anthony Lister’s Expressive Murals

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Fine and Street Art Aesthetics Merge in Anthony Lister’s Expressive Murals
Australian artist Anthony Lister paints illustrative murals that blur the line between street art and fine art. The subjects on his walls range from figurative paintings of dancing ballerinas, to large scale portraits with rosy cheeks and red noses. Lister’s unique style is a result of his early influences and experience with graffiti, as well […]
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New National Field Scan Explores Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm

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New National Field Scan Explores Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm
Barr Foundation and Americans for the Arts release National Scan looking at support for art in the public realm Friday, April 5, 2019 Category:  Americans for the Arts News In the spirit of advancing field dialogue, Americans for the Arts and the Barr Foundation are happy to share “Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm: A National Field […]
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Collectors Favorites: Bestselling Artists of May

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Collectors Favorites: Bestselling Artists of May
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered. Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold […]
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Featured Contributor: Frances Richard

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Featured Contributor: Frances Richard
Frances Richard at the Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics launch party, Mar 14, 2019, Curatorial Research Bureau, San Francisco. Your newest book, Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics, was just published by the University of California Press. Congratulations! How are you celebrating its arrival? Two excerpts have been published, at Flash Art and Places Journal. We held a […]
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What I’m Doing When I’m Selling Out

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What I’m Doing When I’m Selling Out
Photo: Ariel Osterweis. At work, I pretend to be a museum guard, posting myself behind a wall in the last gallery of a large group exhibition. Whenever a visitor turns the corner and starts to look at the surrounding artworks, my striptease begins. I wear heeled boots that make loud clacking sounds when I pace […]
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From the Sugar Cube to the 101

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From the Sugar Cube to the 101
Working on the tenth floor of SFMOMA in its bright and shiny new configuration afforded me an exquisite view of the Bay Bridge from one side, Sutro Tower and a broad vista of San Francisco on the other — a bird’s eye POV. My desk was white, my cube was white, the walls were white. […]
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On Hiding

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On Hiding
Recently I reorganized my books, or at least the ones with which I have unfinished business. Over the last few years, they have been waiting patiently at home while I have been out in the world, and as I’ve begun to I turn my attention back to them and scan their spines, I have been […]
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The Benefits of Using an Art Room Mantra

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The Benefits of Using an Art Room Mantra
You meet your artists at the door with a smile, a high five, or a wave. They head to the carpet to choose their circle spot. When you join them at the carpet, they know exactly what’s coming next. “It’s time for our mantra…together; here we go!” photo credit Sharon Vanorny “My mantra. I am positive. […]
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5 Projects to Engage Students Interested in Sports

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5 Projects to Engage Students Interested in Sports
Whenever I am working on a new lesson plan, I try to think of how to make it engaging for each of my students. I want them to have some sort of personal connection to every project. Students are encouraged to use symbols, imagery, and/or text to communicate something unique about themselves. I find that […]
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3 Ways to Re-Focus Your School Year

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3 Ways to Re-Focus Your School Year
It’s April. The final stretch. Winter break was a lifetime ago, and spring break is now over. No pit stops left as we plow through the rest of the school year. April is that point in the year where you’re so far into the race you barely remember the starting line, but the finish line […]
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5 Stress-Free Tips for Planning Art Museum Field Trips

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5 Stress-Free Tips for Planning Art Museum Field Trips
Taking students to experience art in person can make for an unforgettable field trip. For inexperienced and new teachers alike, the thought of organizing such a trip can be daunting. However, don’t let this deter you from creating a truly engaging experience for your students. Here are 5 tips to help you pull off a […]
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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of April

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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of April
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered. Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold […]
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Art Fair: Frieze New York

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Art Fair: Frieze New York
From May 2nd to the 5th, Frieze will showcase its 2019 New York program highlighting distinguished galleries from around the world, emerging artists and influential figures from the 20th century. Below we highlight two artists from the upcoming Frieze New York 2019 Fair, and recommend similar Saatchi Art artists that we be featured at The […]
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Mirth, Making … and another word starting with M

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Mirth, Making … and another word starting with M
Hang out with six (and in a couple cases a few more) of your new closest friends as you learn woodworking in our upcoming classes. Below are listed and linked those in which there are one or more bench spaces available, both at the Lost Art Press (LAP) storefront and at other locations in classes […]
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Our First Ever (and I Hope Only) Book Sale

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Our First Ever (and I Hope Only) Book Sale
When we published “The Book of Plates” in 2014, we were under intense pressure from readers who wanted to see all the plates in A.-J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier.” Lots of readers suggested we publish the plates by themselves. We resisted that idea at first, but we came around to it in the summer of […]
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Lost Art Press: Open This Saturday

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Lost Art Press: Open This Saturday
We’re opening the Covington, Ky., storefront to the public this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, we’ll be selling our full line of books, plus some blemished tools. There is lots to see this weekend. Brendan Gaffney has just finished an amazing cabinet on a stand in the style of James Krenov. […]
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Artist Spotlight: Rico White

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Artist Spotlight: Rico White
Rico White                                         Rico White’s Website Rico White on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon

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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon
Justin Yoon                                                     Justin Yoon’s Website Justin Yoon on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards

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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards
                                                                Dylan Gebbia-Richards’s Website Dylan Gebbia-Richards on Instagram
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Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude

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Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude
Connie Lane, Linear Amplitude, Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft; Image courtesy of the artist Connie Lane: Linear Amplitude closed March 29 Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft, San Pedro Written by Genie Davis Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude, which showed at Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft in San Pedro, is a haunting and ephemeral […]
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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events

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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events
The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events If you would like to submit an event (Facebook event link is appreciated) or press release, send to artandcakela@gmail.com with a high res jpeg for publication)   Wednesday April 3rd   Opening: Unraveling Collective Forms! Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028 Opening April […]
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