Art Stuff Newsletter

the art newsletter about YOU....

OK, let's dive right into the web sites. If you haven't shared your web site with the rest of us send it to me and I guarantee it will be in the next newsletter. This is not a juried submission.

Web Sites

New York artist Anita Lauria loves to paint equestrian scenes.

Canadian artist Laurel McBrine has a blog titled "Thinking About Painting" and another really cool one about photography of Paris and a travelogue.

Enjoy the luscious landscapes and other paintings of Manitou Springs, CO artist Jeanne Echternach.

Painter of NYC summer and winter scenes, Ellen Bradshaw is also President of Pleiades Gallery.

Mary De Loyht-Arendt from Arizona (I believe) paints plein air throughout the western United States.

Caroline Ratliff is another painter in the tradition of western plein air artists, but this time from the great state of Texas.

Another Arizona artist who paints nature, Cody DeLong has large landscapes that invite you in and make you feel part of it all.

Virginia artist Josh Javelberg has an unique and powerful style in his portraits and figures.

Visit the web site of Marilyn White who does some lovely non-objective collage along with her oil paintings.

Friend Karla Nolan just came out with book called "Triplets: Art Works in Three Media". Visit this site and thumb through the pages of the book.



This is NOT me! "Philip Levine started losing his hair about four years ago, and instead of covering up his baldness with a bad rug, he decided to embrace it by using his head as a canvas. And, unintentionally, he said he’s helped people suffering from cancer..."

I found a most interesting web site that makes up tee shirts to show off our love of art. I bought one and love it.

The co op gallery in NYC where I'm a member does an annual juried show. This is the 28th year we've been doing this and this time Steve Doherty, Editor-in-Chief of American Artist Magazine is the juror. Click here to go to the site and download the prospectus.

Nancy shared this most amazing story with me: 'After a two year loan to the United States Michelangelo's David is being returned to to Italy'. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

Did you ever want to know 10 things NOT to do when in Paris (like wearing shorts)? Find out what those ten things are here.

My June workshop with Kim English is filled (I'm taking a waiting list), but don't forget the September 2010 workshop to Istanbul with Gregg Kreutz of the Art Students League of NY. Most of the details are now posted on my site, including cost and information about the lodging.

An article appeared in the March 26 Sunday New York Times by Roberta Smith titled :'It's Not Dry Yet'. Here is the first paragraph: FEW modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting. Unless, of course, it is the belief that abstract and representational painting are oil and water, never to meet as one. Nice article except for one recurring thing that always sticks in my craw. Why does it always seem that in order for a painter to be considered new, hot and important they need to also have NO SKILL??

I got an e-mail from Melissa Ralston-Jones about a nonprofit gallery opening in Rockville, CT: "GALLERY 46 is a nonprofit art gallery operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas in NYC. We are dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of Rockville CT. Through the exhibition of emerging and established artists, GALLERY 46 will focus on the richness and diversity of all art forms and making this art accessible to Rockville and the greater community. The gallery has 1000 square feet of lighted indoor space and an outdoor green area. Artists interested in showing with GALLERY 46 can contact Melissa Ralston-Jones at 860-729-5806 or Want to see preliminary photos of the space?

Regarding the thread about scams directed at artists, Betty has this to add: "Several of us submitted letters to the Attorney General of Penn...since that is this guys home state...He goes with multiple last names, but always with the first name of Christopher... Gervais, is the last name he used with me....

I sent him my $300, and two weeks later (3 months prior to the show)... I asked for a refund, cause I had an emergency with my elderly mother in VA and would not be able to attend the which he refused any refund at all...a friend who went to this “exhibit” said there were only TWO WAYS to get to the room they were exhibiting in: THRU THE KITCHEN, and THRU AN OUTSIDE SET OF WOODEN STEPS!!! Obviously, no one showed up!??!

Had a friend in Tucson also had a show with this person, another in California... And one in Jackson Hole WY...the guy is all over the place... AND THE SHOWS ARE NOT PROMOTED, NO SIGNS, NOTHING IS DONE at the place the show is held..."

There is a week long painting competition Sandi is coordinating in Moab, Utah. It will be held the first week of October so check it out on their web site.


artist quotes

”Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -- Picasso.

”Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” -- Henry Ward Beecher.

”Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.” -- Winston Churchill.

"Real painters understand with a brush in their hand ... what does anyone do with rules? Nothing worthwhile." -- Berthe Moriset.

”The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece. Such imperfections (or mistakes, if you’re feeling particularly depressed about them today) are your guides -- valuable, reliable, objective, nonjudgmental guides -- to matters you need to reconsider or develop further.” -- David Bayles and Ted Orland.

”A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.” -- Edmond and Jules De Goncourt.


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