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The Online Art Market Series Part IV – The (Forgotten) Artist Experience

Art Market, The Latest By July 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

When I read this report it struck me at the end that they did not include the voice of the artist–a key component in this art selling equation some might say (not sarcasm). How is it that they interviewed buyers, gallerists, and online platforms, but not artists?  What did artists have to say about all this? What were their struggles…

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Artist You Need to Know: Johnny Lannom

Artist Spotlight By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of winning the audience’s favor for artist of the week, Johnny Lannom is the perfect candidate for the job. After all, he’s rattled off unique street art-meets-impressionism portraits of Obama, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton (in the works). The Iowa-based artist distinctly ties himself to his era through the subject matter he chooses, and subsequently forces his stylings upon. Donald spewing from…

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Artist You Need To Know: Gabriela Horikawa

Artist Spotlight By October 13, 2016 Tags: , No Comments

Everything changed the moment Gabriela Horikawa took a break from her 9-5 as an interior designer in San Francisco and settled in the seaside town of Moneglia, Italy. With a population just shy of three thousand, the quaint town, and more precisely Gabriela’s grandfather’s 19th-century home, provided inspiration that would push her work to new heights.

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Artist You Need to Know: Elaina Posey

Artist Spotlight By October 6, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

When I first encountered Elaina Posey’s work, my thoughts about it were pretty straight forward: I liked it. The lukewarmness of that statement, however, would not have lead me here, writing about her work and telling you to PAY ATTENTION because, to be perfectly non-academic about it, she’s got it going on. So what changed and how did you and I…

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Life is a Safari: Artist You Need to Know, Shannon Foley Henn

Artist Spotlight By September 29, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

After visiting Africa in last week’s post, I was somehow drawn back to this lively landmass across the pond, completely without trying. Trust me, when I began writing about Kanayo Ede I had known full-well we’d be discussing his Nigerian background, but I had zero idea that the candy-striped artwork of Shannon Foley Henn would take me to another African…

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Art in SF is Not Dead: Artist You Need to Know, Dilcia Giron

Artist Spotlight By September 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of the re-opening of the highly-lauded SF MoMa a few months ago, it has been said more recently than in past years, that here in San Francisco, art is dead. And to that I would say, “is it?” Let’s not discredit or disservice our artists who are, as far as I can tell with my own eyeballs and also meeting them, creating…

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Artist You Need to Know: Ariel Kohn

Artist Spotlight By September 7, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Delightfully quirky, with just enough of a retro vibe to make you nostalgic, Ariel Kohn’s collages show us all that there are still cooler-than-most things coming out of Brooklyn, NY. The young artist looks at the same things we do — magazines, newspapers, ads — the key differentiator being that Ariel, rather than thumb past them, extracts these images from…

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Artist You Need to Know: Ryan Fox

Artist Spotlight By September 1, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Watercolor expert, North Carolina native, and former free-lance travel photographer, Ryan Fox transforms his years spent behind a camera into color-radiating works of art. Better than any post card you’ll ever receive (or send), his work sprinkles a sort of magical dust over landmarks well-known and non from around the world. His multi-step process and manipulation of the tricky liquid…

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