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Borrowing with Art as Collateral

Borrowing with Art as Collateral

Create additional income with your art By Alan E. Katz, Esq. “A booming art market has many investors viewing their collections in a new way—as cash machines.” So reported The Wall Street Journal in an article by Andrew Blackman from June 14, 2015. Blackman notes that, with art prices rising, many collectors realize that the […]

Selling Art Sucks

Selling Art Sucks

How Ann Rea Makes Both Art and Money By Jack Hamann Ann Rea was once one of those artists. Stuck in a cubicle. Staring at a screen. Collecting modest paychecks for work entirely unrelated to the five years it took her to earn an art degree. And hating every minute of it. “I had to […]

Point Man

Point Man

Jonathan Brender finds inspiration for his signature style in the pointillist artwork of Aborigines By Lee Mergner Venezuelan-born painter Jonathan Brender’s bright pointillism pieces have made him popular with collectors in the United States and Europe. The South Florida resident, who first received his artistic education in ceramics and sculpture, spoke with ABN contributor Lee […]

Q&A with Artist & Gallery Owner Tanner Lawley

Tanner Lawley on how he found his calling as an artist and his philosophies as a gallery owner Interview by Lee Mergner ABN: How did you get into the business side of the art world? TL: I went to college for business and got a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. When […]

LaunchPad Artists Brittany Segal and Renuka Adhav Make Their Mark

LaunchPad Artists Brittany Segal and Renuka Adhav Make Their Mark

By Isabel Thottam Every year, Redwood Media Group’s LaunchPad Program selects two up-and-coming, unrepresented artists—one from San Diego and one from Miami—to exhibit their work at Art San Diego and Spectrum Miami respectively. The selected artists get an opportunity for which many young artists strive: to present their art at a site-specific exhibition. Ann Berchtold, […]

Artexpo New York 2016: A Don’t-Miss Event

Artexpo New York 2016: A Don’t-Miss Event

Photos by Robert J. Hibbs For 38 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. An annual juried art show, Artexpo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face-to-face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. It is exactly what it claims to be: the world’s largest […]

Q&A with Packing Tape Artist Max Zorn

Q&A with Packing Tape Artist Max Zorn

Maz Zorn on his unique artistic technique By Lee Mergner   ABN: How did you come upon your unique technique of creating art with packing tape? MZ: It started with the idea to do street art in Amsterdam. Amsterdam has these beautiful old streetlamps, and I saw so much street art in the daytime, but […]

The Season’s Best Sculpture Exhibits

The Season’s Best Sculpture Exhibits

Mammoth, miniature & one-of-a-kind By Melissa Hart Sculptors this season promise whimsy, color, and endless surprises in the form of a giant metal sculpture of a rock topped by a sheet of paper and bisected by red-handled scissors, a 6-foot leopard-print stiletto trimmed in red fur, or a couple of professional tennis players forged from […]

“Mi Gente,” Leonor Anthony

“Mi Gente,” Leonor Anthony

“Mi Gente,” Leonor Anthony This piece is part of the collection “El Vuelo de la Semilla (The Flight of the Seed).” It is inspired by my personal experience as a Cuban immigrant. Having left Cuba as a 5-year-old child, my roots were severed but not erased. These are my people. They are textured, nuanced, worn […]

Visual Literacy: The Holy Grail of Art

Visual Literacy: The Holy Grail of Art

Today’s art education should go beyond the goals of money-making or art for creativity’s sake By Samuel Frandino Many years ago, I worked for a theatrical scene shop that was engaged in a variety of projects at a new Universal Studios theme park. One project involved having artists “age” the exteriors of buildings to fit […]

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