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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Anne Kerry Swank’s limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a twenty-year journey of the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and Divine Inspiration.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company has announced new artworks to be added to the Israeli Masters Collection as part of their continued effort to preserve Israeli art and culture. The collection was created over ten years ago to gather and preserve historically significant artworks and artifacts by Israeli artists during Israel’s diaspora and the emergence of the Jewish state in 1948.
MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s website is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fine artist Cindy Walton joins an elite selection group of artists in the 3rd National Juried East End Arts Exhibit, ‘The Creative Process.’ The Gallery show opens today and runs through Sept. 28, 2014.
CHICAGO, Ill., July 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to Pope Francis’s wish for ‘a wonderful World Cup, played in a spirit of true fraternity,’ artist Daniel Edwards depicts the pope in a ‘true fraternity for gay pride’ banner, showing support for the pope’s aggressive efforts for human rights and equality, that will debut in St. Petersburg, Fla. this month, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).
BREA, Calif., June 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Center of Digital Arts, 590 W. Central Ave. Suite A, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude,’ July 11 – July 18, 2014, a thematic exhibition from photographer John Bosma. The Center will host an ‘Open to the Public’ wine and cheese Artists Reception on July 11 from 6-9 p.m. with an artist talk at 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Contemporary San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador’s Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets – all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.