High School Students Get a Taste of the Art World with ArtWorks

High School Students Get a Taste of the Art World with ArtWorks

Miami is one artsy city, and non-profit arts education organization Arts for Learning (A4L) aims to keep it that way with ArtWorks, their newest venture into providing the youth of the Magic City with the resources and skills they need to realize their artistic potential. Made possible by a $75,000 grant from global financial services […]

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Most people’s eyes gloss over the junk mail, flyers and various other advertisements that make their way to our mailboxes on a daily basis. Sandhi Schimmel Gold turns them into art. With her striking, intricate yet simple paper mosaics, the Virginia-based artist repurposes the advertising messages and images that bombard us on a daily basis […]

Make This Weekend an Artistic One with artMRKT Hamptons

Make This Weekend an Artistic One with artMRKT Hamptons

If you’re a seasoned art collector living in New York—we hear there are quite a few of them—you might want to think about taking a trip out of the city this weekend for the second annual artMRKT Hamptons, taking place from July 19-22 on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society in (you guessed it) […]

Poster Art Gets Frightful (In a Good Way) at If They Came From Within

Poster Art Gets Frightful (In a Good Way) at If They Came From Within

On first glance, the phrases “fine art” and “horror movie” might seem an odd pair. But, like peanut butter and chocolate, the two actually go together quite well—as evidenced by the Montreal, Quebec art show If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror, premiering at the Fantasia International Film Festival this Friday, […]

Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

The artistic aspirations of Robert Gilbert had humble beginnings: “I think I started [painting and drawing] about the time I discovered that birthday cards created by grandchildren were held in high esteem by grandparents,” recalls the artist. Needless to say, in the years since his work has become much more ambitious, as well as more […]

The Success of SURTEX

The Success of SURTEX

For all those interested in getting their artwork licensed, there was just one place to be from May 20-22, 2012: New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, home to SURTEX, the world’s leading trade show for the surface design market. Approximately 300 exhibitors were on hand to share the works of over 1,000 artists, designers, […]

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

The clock was ticking when portraitist Peter Engels sat down to paint billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. While most of Engels’ signature celebrity portraits—subjects of which have included Nelson Mandela, Grace Kelly, Steve Jobs and many more—take three to four weeks to finish, the Virgin Group founder’s mug had to be committed to canvas in only […]

Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Renewable energy. Science and technology. The natural world. Many of the varied interests of public artist Deedee Morrison find form in her new kinetic sculpture Borrowed Light, created by the artist for Oklahoma City’s Pioneer Library System. The 9-foot-high piece is composed of five aluminum columns carved with an intricate, almost delicate, design, which is […]

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Contemporary painter Jivan Lee is inspired to create his art by the simple beauty of everyday life—as is the case with Bella Lucia, ABN‘s Work of the Week, which came about when he was struck by the beauty of the early morning light in his home city of Taos, New Mexico. The artist explains: “One […]

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

When it comes to painting, Los Angeles-based contemporary abstract artist Cassandra Tondro has the spirit of the adventurer. From the materials she uses (her palette of leftover acrylic latex paint—commonly known as “house paint”—is “filled with unusual colors. Once a color is gone, it is unlikely that I will find the exact color again.”) to […]