Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (31)

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST OPPORTUNITY > DEADLINE EXTENSION ...From... D. DELREVERDA-JENNINGS:

 

ATTENTION  ARTISTS!!



We have extended our Entry Deadline to Saturday, August 31st, 2013. If you have already sent in your Entries, "Notification of Acceptance," will still be sent out…

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Added by D. Del Reverda-Jennings on July 28, 2013 at 1:27am — 1 Comment

EXSPOSURE ONE MAN SHOW

A ONE WOMAN SHOW AS WELL AS MAN GIVES YOU GREAT EXPOSURE IT PUTS YOU IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT CATEGORY, TRY 18 ONE MAN OR WOMAN SHOWS, IT GIVES YOU GREAT CREDENTIALS, EVEN IF YOU GIVE IT IN YOUR HOME, IT IS GOOD GROUP SHOWS, BUT IT IS NOTHING LIKE YOUR SHOW BEING FOCUS ON, YOUR COLLECTORS WILL FOLLOW YOU, I WAS TOLD BY PROFESSOR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST TEDDY GUNN, WHITES LIKE BLACK ART, KEEP THE DOOR ALWAYS OPEN, I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOUR TIMES;    WHOSE WHO IN AMERICA WHITE FOUNDATION, WHICH…

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Added by jacqueline amos on July 28, 2013 at 1:14am — No Comments

Polymer in an Artists Hands

Gradually more and more artists and makers are learning about this medium I like to describe as akin to working with "solid paint."  Over the past decades fine artists and craftspeople have chosen polymer clay as their medium of choice.  Works featuring this clay can be found in sophisticated art galleries and museums, such as the Smithsonian Institution, around the world.

In the early 1990’s an acquaintance introduced me to polymer clay. Initially, in the early days I would work…

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Added by Kathleen DeQuence Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Embracing the Artist In You

So, we say we are Artist! What does that mean? Most people describe us as free styled, strange, off-beat and maybe out of touch with the real world. I say, “Thank you for the positive feed- back”. Although, I am sure that the comments are not meant as positive…

We, as Artist tend to see the world from a different prospective. The world sees a tree with green foliage. We view the same tree as a painting or sculpture. The tree is not green it is shades of green, yellow, red and maybe…

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Added by Margaret Warfield on July 25, 2013 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

Contemporary African American art gallery named in honor of Roy and Maureen Roberts





Contemporary African American art gallery named in honor of Roy and Maureen Roberts' gift to museum



May 4, 2011 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named a gallery of contemporary African American art after Maureen and Roy S. Roberts. Roy Roberts is a retired General Motors (GM) group vice president, and he and Maureen Roberts are well-known philanthropists in the areas of the arts, culture and…

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Added by Black Art In America on July 23, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Detroit’s Economic Meltdown Must Not Be Solved By Liquidating Art and Antiquity



Art of Hughie Lee Smith…

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Added by Byron C. Saunders on July 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Black Art or Just Art

I prefer Artist who happens to be Black, creating imaginative Art!

Added by Chester Hopper Jr on July 23, 2013 at 2:53pm — 1 Comment

What Do This Generation Know About African American History?

In this non-Post-Black era, there is a move to erase or eliminate the use of the terms Black, African-American, etc. in the labeling of artists/artist's works in fine art and historical institutions. The problem is the way conversations are constructed about the African-American experience; meaning, 1. Self-hate, 2. Skin-color, 3. Fix-in, 4. Contributor, 5. Historian, and my favor, 6. Black-ideology? I took some of my university graduate art students to a museum to view several works by…

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Added by NAJJAR Abdul-Musawwir on July 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Fad or Modern Day Collection

     I've often wondered to myself if my large African American collection of original paintings and prints are now just a thing of the past or have I truly found a new found passion that will someday turn into a valuable collection of artwork.  Beautiful works from artists like Varnette Honeywood, Annie Lee, John Biggers, Charles Bibbs, Othello Beck, Brenda Joysmith, Ernie Barnes,  Kadir Nelson, Jonathon Green, Bernard Hoyes, Harry Davis and Valencia Johnson are among my…

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Added by Angela H Austin on July 18, 2013 at 4:32pm — 5 Comments

Now Showing At Hammonds House Museum Atlanta July 14 - Aug 25

Added by Black Art In America on July 16, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Louis Delsarte Honoree In Upcoming Exhibition Artists of Distinction

Louis Delsarte - Purple

BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ Presents:  Royal Vanguard™ Artists of Distinction Honoree Louis Delsarte

The Black Art In…

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Added by Black Art In America on July 16, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Passing the torch

I posted this piece in response to the Martin trial. I started it last year around this time. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to show it. The story behind the piece is this. There was a time in this country when the Klan "hoodie" represented fear and anxiety. Now it seems that the torch has been passed on to Black males wearing them. I included our President because I wanted to show that even he could be profiled walking around in the "wrong" neighborhood. Normally I don't make it a habit to…

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Added by Michael Pendergrass on July 14, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Seeing...

All art begins in your mind. First you think it, and then you craft it. Sometimes, however the thought, when allowed to run wild, makes many changes before it reaches its final state. To me, this is the fun part and the most difficult part. Fun, if you let go and enjoy the journey of creating…

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Added by Margaret Warfield on July 14, 2013 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Tropical Paradise in the USA Can Be Very Inspirational for Artists

It is a known fact that many artists travel to tropical exotic locations for their inspiration and ...?? And THEY FIND IT!!!…



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Added by Treathyl FOX on July 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Symposia: "American Art in Dialogue with Africa and the African Diaspora" Smithsonian American Art Museum October 4–5, 2013

Symposia

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

October 4–5, 2013

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Les Fétiches by Loïs Mailou…

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Added by Black Art In America on July 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Black Art In America™ Continues To Create Opportunities To Connect Artists And Art Lovers.

BAIA POP-UP GALLERY AT UNDERGROUND ATLANTA - SECOND FLOOR ARTISTS MARKET

Black Art In America™ (BAIA) is pleased to invite the public to our POP-UP GALLERY at …

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Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Museum of Modern Art Acquires Elizabeth Catlett Mother and Child

The Museum of Modern Art, which recently acquired its first sculpture by artist Elizabeth Catlett, has placed the work on public display in the fifth floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries.  Entitled Mother and Child, it is a terra cotta from 1956 that measures 11 ¼ by 7 by 7 inches.  The museum, which honored Catlett with a Lifetime Achievement Award last fall, has long had prints by the…

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Added by Black Art In America on July 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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