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ArteQuesta Artist Evan Skrederstu announces collaboration with author Ryan Gattis on new, hard hitting novel ‘All Involved’

MILL VALLEY, Calif., April 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announces that ‘Ernie’s Last Ride,’ a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis’s latest novel, ‘All Involved’ (ISBN: 978-0062378798).

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Senator Tom Cotton Treason Monument Created By Artist Protesting ‘American Apathy’

WASHINGTON D.C. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the U.S. takes a major step toward reaching a full agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, artist Daniel Edwards has created a ‘treason monument,’ featuring a bust of Senator Tom Cotton, as a protest to the ‘apathy of the American people’ regarding the 47 Senate Republicans who sent the unauthorized letter, at Cotton’s behest, to Iranian leadership that undermined the U.S. negotiations, to be unveiled later this month by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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Musical Mana from Heaven: ‘Forever Plaid’ Lands in Long Beach for a Limited Engagement

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-In-Relation, in conjunction with the Long Beach Scottish Rite, will present ‘Forever Plaid’ the musical, about a 1950’s quartet of high-school chums who return from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.

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ArteQuesta Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin – Breaks down Financial Barriers and Opens Economic Doors

MILL VALLEY, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

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Rocha Art Presents John Waguespack’s ‘Channeling The Dionysian’ April 10 – May 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Francisco based artist John Waguespack unveils a new chapter in his creative evolution in ‘Channeling the Dionysian,’ a solo exhibition at Rocha Art. In his first solo exhibition in over a year, Waguespack’s work is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s dramatic theory of the ‘Dionysian’ and ‘Apollonian’ modes of the human mind.

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‘Mark Felt, Superstar’ – New Musical About Watergate’s Deep Throat to Play the Triad Theater

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Triad Theater will present the first New York performances of ‘Mark Felt, Superstar,’ a new musical about Watergate’s infamous Deep Throat, with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum. Though his name is little known today, Mark Felt was the retired FBI man who revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source for journalists Woodward and Bernstein during the Watergate era.

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Xiaomi Yi Selfie Stick by Quik Pod

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quik Pod(R), the original patented selfie stick for digital cameras, announces compatibility with the new Xiaomi Yi action camera. Voted the best selfie stick by the Wall Street Journal and used by tourists and athletes worldwide, Quik Pod confirms that it is working to distribute the original North American designed selfie stick to consumers in China.

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Aspen Art Gallery Emerging Artist Program, part of Flight to Luxury Charity Event, benefits Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

DENVER Colo., Feb. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Art Gallery is happy to announce the creation of a new Emerging Artist Program designed introduce new and talented artists, and give them a chance for national recognition as well as a gallery showcase. As a Diamond Sponsor of the annual Flight to Luxury Hangar Event, presented by Cuvee Escapes, Aspen Art Gallery and its group of represented artists have donated art works to be auctioned at the event, with all proceeds given to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

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The Harman Press Acquires A&I

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a move that continues the expansion of its commercial printing business, The Harman Press has acquired AandI Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. AandI is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by AandI co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.

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Mark and Jan Hilbert of the Hilbert Collection Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ (Watercolor on Paper, 10 x 14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college’s permanent collection.

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Nude Statue of Dr. Huxtable Protests Cosby’s TV Hall of Fame Busts?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A teenage artist’s protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show’ to replace the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture depicted with a saddened Fat Albert, created by young sculptor Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Commissioned to Paint Star Wars Beetle as Part of Mask Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed Mask Series of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

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Fine Artist Cindy Walton’s Work Featured in 40th Anniversary Winter Show at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 40 artists from the last 10 years chosen to show selected works at Winter Show 2014, a well-respected exhibition in North Carolina. The show opens with an exclusive ‘First Choice’ art credit event on Wednesday, Dec. 3; a ‘Collector’s Choice’ ticketed fundraising event on Saturday, Dec. 6; and a free public offering on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2-5 p.m.

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ArteQuesta Announces Limited Edition Art Print From Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled ‘Titanus’ for ArteQuesta clients. ArteQuesta helps individuals, families, companies and institutions build investment quality art collections.

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Damian Guillot, owner of Aspen Art Gallery, and two of the gallery’s most established artists, Mark Harris and James Vilona are appearing at SOFA Chicago 2014

ASPEN, Colo., Nov. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, Damian Guillot, owner of Aspen Art Gallery, along with artists and sculptors Mark Yale Harris and James Vilona are making the journey to be featured in the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.

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Artist Makes Sculpture Transforming Bottles and Headphones

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Brain Works’ sculpture in San Jose, Calif., is the latest public art installation for Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. President, Marta Thoma Hall. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

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Controversial Aspects of Hispanic Heritage Explored in ‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tattoos adorn the bodies of 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. ‘The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,’ notes Eric Schwartz, director of the feature-length documentary motion picture, ‘Tattoo Nation.’

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Not all Selfie Poles are Created Equal

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Wayne Fromm invented the Quik Pod(R) (U.S. patent #7,684,694), the original selfie stick, more than 10 years ago, he had no idea how popular selfies would become. In fact, according to an article in Psychology Today, selfies have redefined how we document experiences.

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Laguna College of Art and Design Partners with Project Gado to Bring the Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty Images

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

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The Art of Ink-on-Flesh will be Part of New Mexico History Museum’s ‘Painting the Divine’ Exhibition

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art is usually thought to be painted on canvas or carved from granite but on Sunday, November 2, ink-on-flesh will be discussed at the New Mexico History Museum. Making a special appearance to tie-into the celebration of the museum’s ‘Painting the Divine’ exhibition will be Eric Schwartz, director of the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film ‘Tattoo Nation.’

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Art Gallery Goes Rogue with No Fees, No Commissions

RANDSBURG, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Randall ‘Hoot’ Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery, announces his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. ‘I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that’s right, 100 percent,’ says Smith.

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LCAD Selected by LG as One of the Winners in ‘The Art of the Pixel’ New Media Competition

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in ‘The Art of the Pixel: Powered by LG Ultra HD 4K and OLED TV’ new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

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‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary Displays the Most Famous Chest in the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There is plenty of body art on display in ‘Tattoo Nation,’ the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. ‘It’s a beautiful work,’ Schwartz states, ‘and while it’s just one of several dozens of examples of tattoo art on men and women shown throughout the film, it’s the one that has become the most famous through Danny’s appearances in so many motion pictures.’

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ArteQuesta Offers New Art Investment Program for Military Families

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ArteQuesta announces a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

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Artist Cites Empathy for Victims Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in Latest Decision in Upcoming Exhibit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Public outrage over the announcement to exhibit the hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by artist XVALA at a St. Petersburg art gallery next month has altered the artist’s and gallery’s plans, via a series of persuasive online petitions. The L.A. artist who planned to display the newly leaked images of celebrities Lawrence and Upton, along with other celebrity compromised images, will, instead, feature the artist’s self-shot, life-size, nude images next month at Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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ArteQuesta Artist Evan Skrederstu Announces Participation in Upcoming Japanese Yokai Exhibit

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta today announced that Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based urban artist and member of street-art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), will be a featured artist in an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Beware! Yokai!’ at the Empire Seven Studios in San Jose, Calif.

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Recently Leaked Nude Images of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to be Displayed in Upcoming Show in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that the recently leaked nude images of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Supermodel Kate Upton will be the latest additions to L.A. artist XVALA’s ‘Fear Google’ campaign and will be on display to the public, unaltered, in the artist’s upcoming show ‘No Delete’ next month at CACA’s The Showroom; located in the Warehouse Arts District in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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‘Tattoo Nation’ Explores the Hidden History of Body Art on 45 Million Americans

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Tattoo Nation’ began as a simple series of portrait photography sessions and grew to become an 86-minute exploration of the art of ink-on-flesh by director Eric Schwartz. Now available for streaming or purchase on DVD, ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal to mass acceptance and the status of art.

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Aspen Art Gallery becomes a Diamond Sponsor of the Flight to Luxury – Benefitting Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Art Gallery today donated original art pieces from many of its established artists, including Malotte and Rae, James Vilona, Linda Israel, Mark Yale Harris, Nadaleena Mirat Brettman, Sherri Mignonne, Isabelle Dupuy, Randy Cooper, and Christopher Owen Nelson – a total value of more than $333,000 in art to be auctioned by the 5th Annual Flight to Luxury, A Red Carpet Hangar Party, presented by Cuvee Escapes, benefitting Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

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