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Piece of Work

Piece of Work

Kris Gebhardt knows that physical well-being plays an integral role in an artist’s creativity and career success By Priscilla Tallman Kris Gebhardt is a piece of work—literally and figuratively. His art reflects the winding road that led him to the canvas; his body reflects the daily dedication to training that led him to physical health […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goods for Good

Goods for Good

Christina Eldridge, co-founder of Red Dirt Shop, successfully combines business, art, and charity By Nicki Porter It’s one thing to create art with good intentions: to raise awareness for a cause, grant a voice to the oppressed, or just bring a little light into the world. But acting on those good intentions is another thing […]

Educator & Creator

Educator & Creator

High school art teacher Melanie Blood inspires students, who in turn inspire her own work By Meredith Quinn Art is often one of the first programs on the chopping block for many public school districts. But four-year high school art teacher Melanie Blood reveals that the skills students acquire while talking about their own art […]

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