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“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 […]

The Expanding Reach of Art Therapy

Though it’s a relatively new approach to mental health treatment, art therapy is gaining traction and making a difference in people’s lives By Farah Joan Fard You’ve probably seen adult coloring books in craft stores and bookshops. The art industry has enthusiastically promoted the hobby as a fun tool for stress management. And why not? […]

Polar Art

Polar Art

Intrepid painter David Rosenthal finds inspiration in the extremes of the Antarctic By Jack Hamann The temperature was 30 below. The wind blew with a vengeance. It was blisteringly, achingly cold. At this temperature, watercolors freeze solid; oil paints turn to crayon—but David Rosenthal was ready to paint. In extreme weather conditions—and extreme geography—is where […]

The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

How do conservators restore damaged art works, what does it cost, and how does it impact value? By Isabel Thottam Imagine walking through a beautiful exhibit of famous paintings at a museum. You look closely at a Picasso and lean forward in admiration. Suddenly, you lose your balance and, without thinking, latch onto the painting […]

Full Service

Full Service

Artblend owners Michael and Elaine Joseph cover all the bases of art management and consulting, offering their clients a path to success By Isabel Thottam A team of award-winning professionals, Michael and Elaine Joseph focus on current trends and technology to assist artists worldwide through their company, Artblend Inc. They use Artblend as a way […]

Video Connection

Video Connection

Add video to your promotional materials and forge a deeper connection with your collectors By Bill Crumlic Before investing in your artwork, many art buyers would like to meet you, the artist, and hear about your experiences. But what about the people who aren’t in the gallery where your artwork is being shown? How can […]

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Lisa Schuster had graduated from business school and was running an art publishing business before she ever tried her hand at painting. Someone who had always appreciated art, she’d never considered herself an artist, and, when she finally allowed herself the freedom to test out her skills at age 30, she found that she had […]

Must-See Miami

Must-See Miami

Check out ABN’s curated list of events and shows you won’t want to miss during Miami Art Week Miami Art Week has exploded into a well-known destination that attracts some of the top artists and galleries in the world. From the sophisticated Art Basel for the cultural connoisseur to a host of Wynwood venues with […]

West Coast Wonders

Headed to the Golden State this fall? No matter where in California you find yourself—from the Oregon border to San Diego—you will discover art. California has a full calendar of must-see museum exhibits, exclusive gallery shows, and one-of-a-kind festivals this fall. Make sure to consult our curated list before planning your trip. Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: […]