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Vincent Castiglia Sheds Blood for His Art–Literally

Vincent Castiglia Sheds Blood for His Art–Literally

Some use oils. Some use acrylics. World-renowned surrealist Vincent Castiglia uses blood. His blood, to be precise. The first ever American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from H.R. Giger, the Oscar-winning artist behind the design of Alien, to his H.R. Giger Museum Gallery, Castiglia is bringing his work to his native city of […]

Class Up Your Career, Courtesy of The Capital Grille’s Wine Label Design Competition

Class Up Your Career, Courtesy of The Capital Grille’s Wine Label Design Competition

Attention, artists. Are you, by any chance, a fan of wine? Even if you’re not, I’m guessing you like the idea of your artwork appearing in front of diners at the high-end, nationally acclaimed The Capital Grille, right? Well, you lucky artist you, that reality is now within your grasp, thanks to The Capital Grille’s […]

First Major Retrospective of Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Opens at Nashville’s Frist Center

First Major Retrospective of Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Opens at Nashville’s Frist Center

This Friday, September 21, marks the opening of the first ever museum retrospective devoted to the decades-long career of Carrie Mae Weems, a celebrated photographer and video artist who for the past thirty years has turned her eye on the African-Amerian experience. Approximately 225 pieces—audio recordings, fabric banners, written pieces and video in addition to […]

For a Good Cause: Art and Philanthropy Come Together with Art for AIDS’ 16th Annual Auction

For a Good Cause: Art and Philanthropy Come Together with Art for AIDS’ 16th Annual Auction

The San Francisco art scene will come together on Friday, September 14th for a good cause, auctioning off over 140 pieces by world-renowned artists at the 2012 Art for AIDS. Now San Francisco’s premier auction, the event was founded in 1996 by a group of Bay Area locals who decided to sell their art to […]

Start Your Engines: Automotive Artist James Caldwell Goes Old-School at the Concours d’Elegance

Start Your Engines: Automotive Artist James Caldwell Goes Old-School at the Concours d’Elegance

This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s most prestigious collector car shows, got a little artsy this year courtesy of automotive artist James Caldwell. The official artist for the 62nd annual Concours d’Elegance, which took place on Sunday, August 19th, Caldwell commemorated last year’s event with his acrylic-on-canvas “Gullwing At Tehama.” Explains […]

Bring the Art World Home With Arthouse Films

Bring the Art World Home With Arthouse Films

Ah, movie night. Sure, you could watch Transformers 3. But you’re an artistic type and therefore probably appreciate creativity. So when it comes to entertainment, why not try something from Arthouse Films instead? Focusing exclusively on art-, music- and culture-related movies, Arthouse Films (“Where art and film collide”) produces and/or distributes around 15 to 20 […]

Mark Ryden’s Cabinet of Curiosities

He has designed album covers for Michael Jackson and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, painted a guitar for Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and had solo exhibitions around the world. Now Mark Ryden is the subject of Mark Ryden, Pinxit, a brand-new, limited-edition book from TASCHEN. Mixing pop art and surrealist themes with techniques reminiscent of the […]

Selling Your Art From A to Z

Passion is an intense motivator. You have chosen a career in art because that is what you are truly passionate about… but passion is the easy part. The difficult part is maintaining the business you love—especially in the toughest of economies—through the proper understanding and appreciation of the art of sales. Having spent more than […]

10 Must-Follow Tweeters

Twitter. Though it may be hard to tell sometimes, this .com phenomenon is filled with more than just succintly-worded snark and daily updates on the lives of celebrities. For inhabitants of the art world in particular, Twitter can actually be useful. For creative advice, business tips, news and inspiration—all in 140 characters or less—check out […]

Art in the Workplace: Targeting Corporate America

From logos to taglines, branding is everything in Corporate America. In order to help establish and promote a specific corporate identity, more and more companies are turning to marketing gurus and PR wizards to help with everything from choosing the perfect logo to writing press releases. Just as indicative of a company’s visual aesthetic is […]