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Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 - 1948) "Cypress Trees, Carmel" Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches AVAILABLE NOW

Early California Painters of the Monterey Peninsula

Posted: April 13, 2017 15:08 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

By Rob Pierce, Associate Director, William A. Karges Fine Art, Santa Monica Since the beginning of the 20th century, the climactic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists from around the world, eager to try their hand at capturing the spirit of the dramatic shoreline. Over the ensuing century, hundreds of artists produced thousands of works, each a unique interpretation of the region’s natural beauty. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the region was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists who established an artist colony after th...


Sandra Nitchie,La Catrina, Marilyn Monroe IV,Oil on Canvas,30''x24''

Expanding Expectations: Portal to Enigma, Persistence of Form, and The Fire Within

Posted: April 11, 2017 20:14 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This spring Agora Gallery presents a trio of exhibitions that elevate tradition. The group exhibition Portal to Enigma takes on abstraction, with participating artists depicting people, nature, and everyday life through various aesthetic lenses. Some play with color, some play with pattern, some even attempt to turn the invisible visible and play with time. There are also pieces that are purely non-representational studies in repetition, brushstroke, and tone contrasts. A smaller collective exhibition, Persistence of Form, seeks to tease more out of the realist style. The featured work run...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - Volume 196

Posted: April 10, 2017 09:48 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET April 1, 2017 Volume 196   Upcoming Exhibitions San Francisco Rehs Contemporary will be exhibiting at the 7th edition of Art Market San Francisco.  On view will be a robust selection of work by many of our artists. The VIP preview is: Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 10 pm. General Show hours are: Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm. We have several VIP passes … please email us if you would like one, or two! New York City Our gallery exhibition – Skin & Tonic – will open on Thursday, May 4th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  ...


Self Portrait with a Laughing Expression,1924-25, etching and drypoint, 11 x 8 1/2 inches

About Chagall

Posted: March 29, 2017 19:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Thirty two years since Marc Chagall's passing… I observed denigration and belittlement of this artist by Soviet officials, which continued even in early post-Soviet times. Based on two prejudices – against his Modernism (meaning non-Socialist-Realism) and Jewishness – this behavior toward him was more apparent in Vitebsk, Belarus, his birthplace, than Moscow, Russia. Some changes have been allowed by the Belarusian government – there is a Chagall Museum in Vitebsk today – but until that government becomes representative, democratic and the country it governs – free, the artist will not be ...


"Bush-Maliki News Conference.  Baghdad, December 2008" 2009, ink on paper, 42 x 26 inches

Literary scholar John Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 29, 2017 18:43 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Scholar of English literature John Maynard, PhD, is the author of Browning's Youth (Harvard University Press, 1976), Charlotte Bronte and Sexuality (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Browning Re-Viewed (Peter Lang, 1998), Literary Intention, Literary Interpretation, and Readers (Broadview Press, 2009), and other works. Here are 4 questions and answers from his conversation with Dmitry Borshch: One more on theme: "The Good Arab?" seems to me both a stereotype and an attempt to rethink a stereotype. Do yo...


Sheree Friedman,Dream of the Sabra,UV Matte Plexi-Sandwiched HD Print on Resin Coated Paper of Found Images,Acrylic and Pencil Drawing,40''

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives

Posted: March 19, 2017 19:04 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated color...


Keith Plummer - Solo Art Exhibition

Keith Plummer Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Posted: March 17, 2017 03:59 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Keith Plummer has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.  Keith and his primitive bone sculptures will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website. Keith Plummer will also be promoted with 1000+ press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks.  In addition, his art will be displayed on the gallery’s Artsy.net page, highlighted on their YouTube channel and with an event postcard.  At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition his ar...


"The Budding Patriarch" 2009, ink on paper, 33 x 33 inches

Ways of drawing: philosopher Patrick Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 15, 2017 19:23 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Patrick Maynard describes his work thus: "Most of my publications and talks concern the nature, function, and perception of pictorial representations and similar expressive forms. They are theoretical, but argued from 'real world' engagement with things that matter to people, from the prehistoric to our own times. These discussions not only feature a broad variety of illustrations, but, as 'substantive' philosophy, are typically based on them. They are of interest not only to philosophers but also to artists, art critics and historians." Dr. Maynard is the author of Drawing Distinctions (C...


"Koch – Mayor of the City of New York"

Fourth anniversary of Ed Koch's passing

Posted: March 15, 2017 18:15 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

"Ed Koch loved graphic art. He saw my drawings in May of 2011, invited me to his law office, Bryan Cave LLP, and posed for "Koch – Mayor of the City of New York". About four months later the portrait was finished and I invited him to look at it. He was pleased, "I love the blue lines! This drawing looks like me."" RACC artist Dmitry Borshch "Koch – Mayor of the City of New York" 2011, ink on paper, 50 x 27 inches http://archive.is/uPgcs


2nd Annual "Waterscapes" International Juried Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual "Waterscapes" Juried Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Posted: February 17, 2017 15:56 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists, including photographers, are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of “Waterscapes”. The theme includes any art or photography which depicts any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme includes coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain, puddles and frozen ...


Set against a serene seascape, the woman in this work, entitled September, exemplifies the elegance of Cassigneul's work.

Art of Inspiration: The Paintings of Jean-Pierre Cassigneul

Posted: February 03, 2017 16:25 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Vibrant, evocative and captivating, the works of contemporary French artist Jean-Pierre Cassigneul arouse the senses with their distinctive blend of classical beauty and avant-garde sophistication. Every brushstroke executed through the course of his over-60-year career pays tribute to the modern art masters that came before in a style that is uniquely Cassigneul. Cassigneul’s artistic gifts were evident as a small boy growing up in Paris. Incredibly, with the encouragement of his parents, he had his first solo exhibition at the Lucy Krogh Gallery in 1952 when he was just 17. Then a stud...


Helen LaFrance's memory paintings document her life as an African-American woman.

Helen LaFrance: Insider outsider

Posted: January 27, 2017 10:37 Last Updated: | Warren Payne

Helen LaFrance (b. 1919) has been an artist since her childhood on her family’s farm in her native Graves County, Kentucky. She is considered a self-taught memory painter, a category in so-called naïve or outsider art, and she also makes quilts and other textiles, animal carvings and dolls. Her works are in the collections of media mogul Oprah Winfrey and artist Red Grooms, as well as many institutions including the Van Nelle collection of tobacco art in Holland. She has been exhibited all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from Mayfield to Murray to Owensboro to Bowling Green, and in N...


Fusion Art's "Watercolor" Online Juried Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's "Watercolor" Art Exhibition is Now Open

Posted: January 17, 2017 23:14 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

 Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the “Watercolor” International Online Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. For this exhibition watercolor artists, worldwide, were encouraged to submit their best watercolor artwork. The competition was open to all artists working in water-based media on paper or synthetic paper surface. The work could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit. Eight winners, Elizabeth Burin, Megan Foldenauer, M...


Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Landscapes" Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Landscapes" Art Exhibition is Now Open

Posted: January 10, 2017 22:46 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Landscapes” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of January 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Landscapes” exhibition opened on January 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farml...


2nd Annual Leaves & Petals Juried Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Juried Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Posted: December 31, 2016 12:57 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Leaves & Petals” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the mon...


Alejandro (Alexati) Carrillo, Autumn Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 47.5"x31.5"

February 2017 Exhibitions: Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions

Posted: December 28, 2016 07:43 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

Agora Gallery presents Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, two collective exhibitions that celebrate the different ways today's artists approach aesthetic. Plurality of Expression includes abstraction, surrealism, still life, and portraiture, each with a twist that pushes them beyond the usual boundaries of genre. A photographer creates "portraits" of women covered or wrapped in various tactile substances in a meditation on womanhood, and on the next wall over a painter superimposes stark, one-dimensional earthly beings onto rainbow-colored paintings of the heavens. Emerging Visi...


Alejandra Burguette,Circular Lips,Acrylic & Gouache on Paper,24''x18''

January 2017 exhibitions: Enigmatic Realms and Kaleidoscope of the Mind

Posted: November 29, 2016 21:58 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

Agora Gallery welcomes the new year with two exhibitions that dive into the most inventive corners of contemporary art. Enigmatic Realms is a collective featuring eight artists who together truly touch every part of modern society. There are inquiries into technology alongside placid images from the seashore. There are highly allegorical narratives, and there are jolting images of objects in motion. What ties each artist together is the unifying determination to see everyday people, places, and things in a new way. Similarly, Kaleidoscope of the Mind is a collective exhibition in which eve...


Bekir Smolski,Oceans,Oil on Canvas,26''x28.5''

December 2016 exhibitions: Sensorial Perspectives and Landscapes of the Mind

Posted: November 02, 2016 00:32 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This December Agora Gallery presents two exhibitions that aim to plunge the viewer into new environments. Sensorial Perspectives is a collective exhibition that spans painting, photography, and mixed-media, all in the service of exploring art as something more than simply a visual medium. This experimentation can be seen in portraits in which realistic draftsmanship and neon colors have a playful back-and-forth, or photographs that present the world from the point of view of someone always in motion. Sound, touch, and motion are all evoked. Landscapes of the Mind collects six of the most i...


Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Colorful Abstractions" International Art Exhibition is Now Open www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Colorful Abstractions" International Art Exhibition is Now Open

Posted: October 06, 2016 21:38 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Colorful Abstractions" International Juried Art Exhibition is now opne and available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Colorful Abstractions” exhibition opened on October 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. Artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit. The Best in Show winners are Manish Pandey for his acrylic on ca...


Mary Pearson,Toxic Garden #5,Photograph on Fine Art Paper,6"x6"

November Exhibitions: Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Posted: October 03, 2016 20:12 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This November, Agora Gallery will cover remarkable ground within contemporary art through Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition Divergent Realities is a collection of six artists with uniquely well-defined visual languages. Comprising a detailed watercolor artist, a realist pencil draftsman, a surrealist, a graphic landscape artist, and two abstract painters, the small group is completely different from one another in its concerns and experiments, yet exist in harmony. Illumination features a similarly wide-ranging group of photographer...


2nd Annual Artist's Choice International Juried Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" Juried Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Posted: September 16, 2016 14:53 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Artist’s Choice” international online juried art exhibition. This open competition has no specific theme and artists and photographers, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best works in any subject matter and any of the accepted mediums. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’...


Laura Colantonio,From Line to Space #1,Inkjet Print on Fine Art Paper,35.5''x 20''

Wendy Gillespie and Idiosyncratic Expressions

Posted: September 14, 2016 19:09 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This fall Agora Gallery is pleased to present Solo Exhibition: Wendy Gillespie and group exhibition Idiosyncratic Expressions. Wendy Gillespie paints landscapes that manage to be both highly detailed and impressionistic in their light touch. The works incorporate a mature sense of color and a classical artist’s sensitivity to distance and atmosphere. Gillespie’s versatile skills allow her to depict a wide range of water and land scenes, including tranquil lakes, churning oceans, grassy plains, sun-bathed orchards, and stately mountains. With Gillespie’s finely tuned observational paintings...


"Waterscapes" Juried Art Exhibition is Now Open.  www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's "Waterscapes" International Online Juried Art Exhibition Now Open

Posted: September 02, 2016 16:01 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its September 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Waterscapes.” The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Waterscapes” exhibition opened on September 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of “Waterscapes.” The theme included any art or photography which depicted any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes,...


Ardian Tragaj,The Banker,Acrylic on Canvas,35.5"x 23.5"

An Autumn of Adventure and Creativity at Agora Gallery

Posted: August 25, 2016 07:30 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This September Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that illustrate art’s ability to tell an ever-expanding range of stories in an almost limitless number of ways. In Interpretive Realms, nature in all its diversity is vividly captured and powerfully transformed through the views of five artists who, though they work in media ranging from photography to traditional Japanese art, all pursue the goal of building a strong personal statement from what they see in the world around them.   Masters of the Imagination presents the work of three women artists from Latin America, each of...


2nd Annual "Colorful Abstractions" Juried Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual "Colorful Abstractions" Juried Art Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Posted: August 20, 2016 13:31 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Colorful Abstractions” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic interpretation of the "Colorful Abstractions" theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. Black and white are colors that qualify for the Colorful Abstractions theme. The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience level, are encouraged to partic...


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