Curating a Life

Curating a Life

Evan Garza has found his niche in the art world. Four years ago, he co-founded the first artist residency exclusively for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) artists on New York’s Fire Island.

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

“Firepainter” Peter Kephart gleans inspiration from the rugged surroundings of his West Virginia home, combining the elements of fire, water, earth and wind to create abstract, organic landscapes. Collectors can find his work at galleries throughout the United States. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Modernist artist Mary Johnston blends oil paints to create a soft sense of serenity. Inspired by expansive views of Lake Superior, Johnston’s diffused atmospheres and landscapes were well-received at Artexpo New York and shows throughout the Midwest. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

We’re fascinated by Deborah Paswaters’ abstract figure paintings, which are often accompanied by “living model sculptures” at shows and exhibitions. Combining color, light, poetry and performance, her work has received acclaim from both private collectors and art exhibitors. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

We can’t take our eyes off Vivien Zhang’s graphic oil paintings, which transcend the canvas with an expert articulation of depth. Zhang, who was awarded the Artist Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, will receive her master’s degree in fine arts from the Royal College of Art in 2014. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 […]

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s abstract acrylic paintings caught the eye of London’s Saatchi Gallery, which recently featured his work in the emerging artists exhibit “Burning Bright.” His expert use of color and space and the sense of longing that permeates his work are fascinating. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Iranian-American artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi fuses vibrant watercolor strokes with paradoxical illustrations and a minute attention to detail. Ilchi’s busy year included exhibitions at Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and New York, as well as nominations for several Washington, D.C.-area awards. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

We’re astounded by Won Ju Seo’s mixed-media work that combines textiles, collage, needlework and paint into dynamic canvas art. She recently received an individual artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was a residency artist at Coohaus Art in August. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Art Licensing Hoops & Pitfalls

Art Licensing Hoops & Pitfalls

Jay Landrum, an attorney with extensive experience representing artists, art publishers, licensors and licensees, discusses licensing hoops and pitfalls.

Are You Really Online?

Are You Really Online?

Here are some simple steps to getting the most from your website and absolving any hint of “website shame.”