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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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ArteQuesta Adds New Artworks to Israeli Masters Collection in Continued Effort to Preserve Art and Culture of Israel

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.

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ArteQuesta Launches New Fully Featured Website Providing Clients with Art Market Expertise

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.

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More than a Dozen to Perform at Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival’s SUMMER ARTS STAGE

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.

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Pope Francis’s World Cup Advice Inspires Spirit of True Fraternity Banner for Gay Pride

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).

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‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude’ at The California Center for Digital Arts

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.

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Contemporary Artist John Waguespack Launches Kickstarter for Upcycled Home Goods Line

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.

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Abstractionist Cindy Walton Receives International Award Recognitions

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fine artist Cindy Walton is the recipient of two international award recognitions in the annual ‘All Women Art Competition,’ by the Light Space and Time, an online art gallery. The awards confirm Walton’s prestige as an emergent artist of significance in the national and international arenas.

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Abstractionist Cindy Walton is Featured Artist at Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton, of Asheville, N.C., shows selected works in ‘Beneath the Surface,’ her series at the Tyler White Gallery, 307 State Street, May 16-June 30, highlighted by a Lunch and Learn demonstration Friday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and attendance at the Artists’ Reception from 5-8 p.m.

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Bob Hurley, Founding CEO Of Hurley, to Inspire at Laguna College of Art and Design 2014 Commencement

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premier four-year art and design college, announced Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college’s 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus which is located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

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Collector’s Choice Raises Funds for Next Generation of Artists and Designers at Laguna College of Art and Design

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., March 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, 92651.

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New Artist-in-Residence Exhibit to open at Kelso Depot Visitor Center’s Desert Light Gallery

BARSTOW, Calif., March 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve’s Artist-in-Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation,’ says Linda Slater, Chief of Interpretation, ‘because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millennia of history.’

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HARD CANDY by John Waguespack and Katja Tapia at Ian Ross Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ian Ross Gallery is pleased to bring you its first two-person show for 2014. As a gallery committed to showing the work of local talents, we are very excited to be showing prolific San Francisco artist John Waguespack and introduce rising star Katja Tapia, both new to the Ian Ross Gallery. This joint exhibit brings together two talented forces that work in different styles and techniques.

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Care Bears Donning Jay Z’s Apparel for Barneys New York Slated for eBay

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards depicts Jay Z as a Care Bear pal with Funshine Bear on the rap mogul’s shoulder wearing Leather Boxing Shorts from the Barneys New York collection, accompanied by six designer ornaments to be auctioned on eBay, with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling. The work will be unveiled online this week, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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‘Night Echoes’ at The Calumet Gallery

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Calumet Gallery announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Night Echoes’ (January 3 – February 3, 2014, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. M-S), a thematic exhibition from photographer Kathy Curtis Cahill. Calumet will host an ‘Open to the Public’ wine and cheese Artists Reception on January 9, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

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Ultimate Gift Combination GoPro and Quik Pod Pole

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quik Pod(R) Extendable Poles from Fromm Works, Inc. allow the photographer to be included in the shot at all times. Great for snowboarding, paragliding, diving, skateboarding and hiking. GoPro(R) shots are taken when no one else can assist with a photo opportunity, the Quik Pod is the original handheld pole for selfies and action shots.

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John Waguespack Exhibits Climate Control at 111 Minna Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 111 Minna Gallery proudly presents the second installment of prolific San Francisco Artist, John Waguespack, who nearly sold out his first solo show with the gallery in 2012. Waguespack was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont San Francisco and for the second year in a row has been selected to showcase work at Art Basel Miami’s Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Waguespack will exhibit his latest work ‘Climate Control’ at 111 Minna Gallery through January 31, 2014.

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