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How-to: Create Sustainable Fashion 2020

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
How-to: Create Sustainable Fashion 2020

I’m writing this as Earth Day 2008 comes to a close here in the northwest, a region known for its earthy inclinations, be it the world’s first all-green Fashion Week here in Portland or just that Carl’s Jr. commercial with a circle of hippies playing hacky-sack in the rain. I’ve been struggling with what to write, and […]

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Art Apps Showcase 2020

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
Art Apps Showcase 2020

Our art apps showcase opens with these fifteen entries, and will expand over time.  If you have a favorite art-related app that should be listed here then let us know! The list inclues some of the top drawing and painting apps for creating iPhone and iPad art, and some amazing generative/interactive apps that may be considered art […]

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Art of Non-Action: A Proven Call from the Agency of Unrealized Projects 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Art of Non-Action: A Proven Call from the Agency of Unrealized Projects 2020

If the only thing keeping you from realizing your artistic dreams is execution, your moment is at hand. The Agency of Unrealized Projects is seeking submissions from artists whose best work is all in their head. Architects often exhibit their ideas, in the absence of any construction, in the form of design plans and models. Why shouldn’t […]

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The News Guggenheim Discovers The Powerful YouTube: the Shortlist 2020

| October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
The News Guggenheim Discovers The Powerful  YouTube: the Shortlist 2020

Earlier news this year the Guggenheim Museum and YouTube launched YouTube Play, a new “Biennial of Creative Video.” The museum’s website says the goal is to “discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video.” Or as they state six sentences further on,  the project will be “showcasing exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding […]

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Stunning Art Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco

| October 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
Stunning Art Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco

The Artist: Takeshi Murata The Show: Get Your Ass to Mars, Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco April 29 – June 11, 2011 The artist Takeshi Murata is best known for his convoluted, psychedelic video animations. In Get Your Ass to Mars, Murata’s current show at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, he presents an equally vivid but strikingly different body of work, […]

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Betty Bowen Art Award for Pacific Northwest Artists Inspiring Art 2020

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Betty Bowen Art Award for Pacific Northwest Artists Inspiring Art 2020

Pacific Northwest artists take note: Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Betty Bowen Award, sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum.  Visual artists living Washington, Oregon or Idaho are encouraged to apply. There is a $10 application fee, and the submission deadline is August 1. An award committee will name this year’s finalists in September, and […]

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The Best Digital Art of 2007

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Best Digital Art of 2007

With the close of 2007 finally arriving, I wanted to share some of the best digital art pieces I have come across over the past year. The artwork selected below has been gathered from all corners of the online world of digital artists. Of course all these selections are based on my personal opinion. Complexity, […]

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Jeff Soto: Themes of Love, Lust, Art and Hope 2020

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Jeff Soto: Themes of Love, Lust, Art and Hope 2020

Jeff Soto is an artist that if you don’t already know, you should get acquainted with. Soto has had many exhibitions at galleries throughout New York and California, and continues to have his popularity rise with each showing. Below is some information about Jeff, along with a few of my favorite picks from his works. About […]

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