Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Naked Art 2018 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Big Savings!

Naked Art & Say It In Six exhibits are open for viewing now through Sunday, Feb. 25. Reception Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1–3 pm with live music and author reading by Christin Lore Weber.

The post Naked Art 2018 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Big Savings! appeared first on Art Presence Art Center.

Continue reading Naked Art 2018 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Big Savings!

Minute particulars

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars.  General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars,     And not in generalizing Demonstrations of the Rational Power . . . -William Blake In the passage below, I think […]

Continue reading Minute particulars

Stop motion wisdom

A quote posted on the door of the stop motion effects creator for the first Star Wars trilogy, Phil Tippett: Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the Latin root, pati. It does not […]

Continue reading Stop motion wisdom

Benjamin Bjorklund

Oven, Benjamin Bjorklund

Continue reading Benjamin Bjorklund

2017 Has Been My Year Of Grieving

You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing a lot of blog posts this past year. I’ve still been doing art, though not as much as usual. Instead, I’ve been doing a lot of personal grieving from the loss … Continue reading

Continue reading 2017 Has Been My Year Of Grieving

What’s old is also new

Some people have told me I compose in the musical language of the past and that this is not allowed in the 21st century. In the past it was possible to compose beautiful melodies and beautiful music but today they say I’m not allowed to compose like this because I need to discover the complexity of […]

Continue reading What’s old is also new

A continuous yes

Most painters who try to do what a beloved, earlier painter did end up as imitators. Others, like David Hockney, begin where an earlier painter, or set of painters, left off and find a new, idiosyncratic path. Hockney’s a cheerful, sincere post-modernist, borrowing as a tribute to his passion for earlier painters and always using […]

Continue reading A continuous yes

Holiday Treasures 2017

Holiday Treasures Our December exhibit is Holiday Treasures, featuring a wide range of creative works selected for their suitability as gifts. The show dates are December 1–31. You’ll find many artistic treasures that will be the perfect gift for loved ones and colleagues this holiday season.  A collection of Dolores Ribal’s new works are also […]

The post Holiday Treasures 2017 appeared first on Art Presence Art Center.

Continue reading Holiday Treasures 2017

Hockney at the Met

I got a chance to see the David Hockney retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past weekend, and was knocked out by seeing, in person, so many paintings I’ve only seen in reproductions until now. A long response to the show will be forthcoming, if I can find the time to finish it. […]

Continue reading Hockney at the Met

Hockney at the Met

I got a chance to see the David Hockney retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past weekend, and was knocked out by seeing, in person, so many paintings I’ve only seen in reproductions until now. A long response to the show will be forthcoming, if I can find the time to finish it. […]

Continue reading Hockney at the Met