Solo Show 2018

Solo Show 2018

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Solo Show 2018
I’m delighted to announce my new Solo Show 2018 will be held at Beaux Arts Gallery in Bath. The exhibition opens Monday 19 November. If you can’t make the private view on Saturday 17 November 6-8pm, the exhibition runs until 22 December. For my Solo Show 2018 I’ll be featuring a significant new body of […]
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ArtTactic launches NextGen Artists Global Report 2018

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ArtTactic launches NextGen Artists Global Report 2018
The London-based analytics firm ArtTactic has released the inaugural NextGen Artists Global Report for 2018, produced in collaboration with JLT Speciality. Art Radar reviews the report’s findings. ArtTactic NextGen Global Report 2018. Screenshot by Art Radar. Widening the scope of its auction data-driven reports on the global art market, ArtTactic’s newest report adopts a different […]
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Meet the shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2018

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Meet the shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2018
The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain in London for its 34th edition. The prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury. Art Radar looks at the four nominated artists. Turner Prize 2018 exhibition installation view, Tate […]
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“Blooming Matrix”: MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2018 presents Choi Jeong Hwa

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“Blooming Matrix”: MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2018 presents Choi Jeong Hwa
“MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2018: CHOIJEONGHWA – Blooming Matrix” at The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art features the ‘flowery’ works by the Korean artist. Art Radar takes look at Choi Jeong Hwa’s installation works infused with common and inexpensive consumables used in daily life. Choi Jeong Hwa, ‘Present of Century’, 2016, FRP, steel structure, […]
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Americans Speak out About the Arts in 2018

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Americans Speak out About the Arts in 2018
Americans for the Arts Previews National Survey on Arts Attitudes, Perceptions in America Friday, June 15, 2018 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Today at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch announced the completion of a new in-depth study of American perceptions and […]
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Americans for the Arts Partners with the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking to Develop the 2018 National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

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Americans for the Arts Partners with the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking to Develop the 2018 National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
Monday, August 13, 2018 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Americans for the Arts will join NCCP as a Regional Partner to provide input on content; local insight to the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia area; marketing support; and funding connections for the upcoming summit Oct. 5-7 in College Park, Maryland. 
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US Conference of Mayors’ 2018 Arts & Military Resolution

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US Conference of Mayors’ 2018 Arts & Military Resolution
Funding Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum Friday, July 20, 2018 Category:  Americans for the Arts News The resolution cites the potential of creative arts therapies and artist directed programs to positively impact the healthcare spending concerns, quality of care issues, and healthcare needs of active military and veteran populations.
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Celebrate National Shop Local Artists Week 2018

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Celebrate National Shop Local Artists Week 2018
Be part of the nationwide celebration December 2-8, 2018 Thursday, November 8, 2018 Category:  Americans for the Arts News From December 2 to 8, 2018, the initiative encourages the creative field to join together in communities across the country to promote the sales of the work of local artists, and to promote to all consumers that […]
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2018 Council Elections: Voting for Advisory Council Members is Now Open!

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2018 Council Elections: Voting for Advisory Council Members is Now Open!
Voting closes November 16 at 5:00 pm ET Monday, October 29, 2018 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Americans for the Arts wants our members to elect art professionals from the field to serve on one of four network advisory councils: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector, and Public Art. Voting closes November 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm (ET).
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Exclusive Monet’s Garden Landscape Painting Workshop 2018

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Exclusive Monet’s Garden Landscape Painting Workshop 2018
Follow in the footsteps of the French Impressionists. Back by popular demand, join artist Lori McNee for an exclusive week of landscape painting in Monet’s Garden! You will have the unique opportunity to paint and photograph in the magical garden of Claude Monet – without the general public, September 5 – 12, 2018. (Class is Full) Also, […]
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Visual opposites in a Harlem subway station

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Visual opposites in a Harlem subway station
I saw this interesting example of visual opposites on the platform at the 135th Street subway station in Harlem last night. At left we have a downhill skier with the message: “MORE snow dreams, please,” with an a promotional offer for the Killington ski area in Vermont. At right, we have an empty ad panel […]
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Be like Indiana Jones in your own home

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Be like Indiana Jones in your own home
Remember that scene in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” where he has to find a way out of being trapped on a bridge? You can pretend to be Indiana Jones in the comfort of your own home with this handy “3-D Wooden Bridge Floor Decal” by Banggood.com! A couple other fun or cool […]
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Not Warhol’s Soup Cans

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Not Warhol’s Soup Cans
As an artist and former art history student, it’s hard to see a Campbell’s Soup Can without thinking of Andy Warhol. However, when I saw this crushed Campbell’s Soup Can laying in the street in Glen Ridge (NJ) below left, I wanted to photograph my own version of a Campbell’s Soup Can. Then, just for […]
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Celebrating UFOs

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Celebrating UFOs
There’s an interesting exhibition opening tomorrow at Andrew Edlin Gallery titled “April 14, 1561.” The date refers to an unusual event that occurred that day in Nuremberg, Germany: residents of the city saw what they described as an aerial battle, observing hundreds of spheres, cylinders and other odd-shaped objects that moved erratically overhead in the […]
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It’s that time of the year for the Abominable Snowman

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It’s that time of the year for the Abominable Snowman
My guess is that the Abominable Snowman makes himself scarce in the New York City metro area during most of the year, but come December each year, he has a calling as a fashion model on Madison Avenue. I’m sorry to say I didn’t notice the name of the store, but here he is this […]
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Cabinet furniture suggesting a NYC skyscraper

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Cabinet furniture suggesting a NYC skyscraper
I saw this maple and bakelite (a type of plastic) cabinet by Paul T. Frankl at The Met this past weekend, and while I like it a lot as a beautiful piece of furnture, I also like it as an early 20th Century homage to skyscrapers. Despite being made as furniture, it does have a […]
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Wear some Keith Haring

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Wear some Keith Haring
I walked by a store on Madison Avenue in NYC the other day, and some Keith Haring clothing in the store window caught my eye. I like this shirt, but it looks like it’s only made for women, so I guess I’m out of luck. The store is Alice + Olivia, and their Keith Haring […]
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A man takes his half-mannequin for a walk

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A man takes his half-mannequin for a walk
A man takes his half-mannequin for a walk … it almost sounds like the set-up for the punch line of a joke, but I guess I don’t have a punch line for this photo. I just noticed this guy walking down 10th Avenue in NYC the other day and thought it made for an interesting […]
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Toothbrush street art

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Toothbrush street art
Did you brush your teeth this morning? If not, there’s a pair of oversize toothbrushes attached to a wall on the corner of 10th Avenue and 28th Street in New York City. While there was no information about these street art pieces at this location, from what I can gather online, it’s part of a […]
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An Artist’s Mount Rushmore in Chelsea

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An Artist’s Mount Rushmore in Chelsea
I was in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC the other day for the first time in a while, and came across this new mural by Brazilian street artist Kobra, who has created his own version of an artist’s Mount Rushmore, featuring Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The mural is located above […]
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A Look Back at Colossal’s Most Eye-Opening Articles in 2018

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A Look Back at Colossal’s Most Eye-Opening Articles in 2018
As 2018 draws to a close we decided to take a look back at the most popular artworks, photographs, and yes, hydraulic press pieces we’ve published over the last 12 months. Although 2018 was the year Banksy shredded a painting in front of a live audience, hundreds of other incredible feats of films, art, and […]
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Top 25 Art Instruction Books of 2018

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Top 25 Art Instruction Books of 2018
At Jackson’s we have a good selection of over 600 useful and inspiring books for artists to help you get the most out of your painting time and materials. While most of the books we stock are practical art titles – how to draw, paint and make prints – in addition to these art instruction […]
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Art Exhibitions on Now: December 2018

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Art Exhibitions on Now: December 2018
You can find all of our recommended art exhibitions in one place. Below is a list of our 7 must-see art shows for the month, along with a navigation that can take you to smaller weekly listings that are worthy of note, this section is updated with new shows every week. If you want to […]
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The 12 Gifts of Christmas 2018

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas 2018
Looking for gifts for the creative people in your life? We are here to help! We have put together a list of our top 12 gifts to inspire you for gift giving this year. Gifts for artists that you’ll be proud to give, they’ll be thrilled to receive and that are sensibly priced. Jackson’s Wooden […]
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