Sunday, January 30, 2011

So I've decided that I need to go to Chicago ASAP because this museum has a lot of awesome photography exhibits. These are some surreal Czech photographs that were in this exhibit.

Václav Chochola, Lamp, 1947

Emila Medková, Hand with Watch, 1949

Here's a few more examples from the exhibit and an article to read.

Friday, January 28, 2011

"Other Sites"

I added a little "gadget" under the Blog Archive titled "Other Sites". We can link blogs, websites. portfolio sites...etc. there. 
To add anything click Design, and then next to Other Sites click the edit button. 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Van Gogh

--ashlee ferraina

I've been in a "Van Gogh" mood lately for some reason. I just ordered the book Dear Theo by Irving Stone. can be your best friend when you don't own a car. As well as a worst enemy to your bank account. 
I wanted to add some here are some Van Gogh works I like today.

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."

Art Submissions- Get your work out there.

submit work-- with title, name, email address and phone to:
rm 306 SHARADIN-- (Kate Clair's office) 
m & w-- 10am-12noon ,
tues 10am-11
Digital Submissions to:

 and my personal favorite, have your photo on a bottle of Jones soda

Jones Soda Label Contest

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Art: show puts viewers to the test

This show encourages viewers to interact with the exhibit presenting a facing-in or facing-out concept which the viewers must figure out.

Read the article here:

Snow Day- what a mess

please check your email so you can know what you will need for next class, but while you're home, covered in snow- you can watch a few things.

Obama State of the Union
read a bit about contemporary art, in a daily online blog Contemporary Art

and finally a bit odd...  The funeral photographer
A professional photographer from London has found a niche in the market for taking family pictures. Priscilla Etienne has started up a business charging £500 to take photos at funerals.
an audio slide show story.

"Bad Boys of Art"

--Ashlee Ferraina

I some how came across an article titled "Swagger and Sideburns: Bad Boys in Galleries" on the New York Times website. Among other artists they named Damien Hurst a "bad boy". It's an interesting article published about a year ago.

See full article here: Swagger and Sideburns

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ask an Agent: What wins commisions?

--Ashlee Ferraina 

I came across this article on 1854 BJP by Diane Smyth posted Nov 12, 2010.
It provides some nice tips for anyone putting together a portfolio, or hoping to make some money through art!

Here is the article: Ask an Agent: What wins Commisions

Monday, January 24, 2011

Australian Flooding

I'm not big on keeping up with and reading the news, so this is a site I like to visit that gives the news in photo format. The article I sent is on the Australian flooding.

BIg Picture News

Ritual & Practice

The art of THE EVERY DAY 

365 DAYS is a online artist in residence
Every day a new photograph, installation, or object. Produced — sewn— built— inspired by the daily newspaper.

A few Artists That have used Ritual  & Practice as a source for their photo works.
Carving: A Traditional Sculpture 

Lucas Samaras
 "i Movies," Sept. 12-Oct. 7, 2006 PACE WILDENSTEIN gallery
read about this project   LUCAS THE LOVABLE by Donald Kuspit