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Peter Lik’s “Phantom” Image Sells for $6.5 Million
Many photographers aspire to one day have an image sold for a giant wad of money. Today, that award goes to Peter Lik, who now has the record for the most expensive photo sold. Peter’s “Phantom” image sold for a whopping $6.5 Million. But that’s not all.... Read more here. READ MORE

The Fine Art Of Deception
When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

Personalize Your Gift Tags: Introducing Doodle December!

Have you ever made your own gift tags for holiday presents? Get into the festive spirit with Doodle December and a FREE step-by-step guide to creating your own unique holiday gift tags at ClothPaperScissors.com.


There's Still Time to Register! Sign Up for Lisa Cyr's Live Webinar: Painting the Mythical Figure

Format: Live Webinar Registration

Date:  Nov 18, 2014
Time:  1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Standard Time
This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will include character development using props, costumes and models, employing theatrical color schemes, painting skin tones of fantastical beings in dramatic settings, drawing techniques, rendering patterned cloth, using hair to create form and movement and adding bas-relief details and assemblage embellishments. In addition, conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration! Click for more information and to register...

Call for Entries! Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling
Call for entries for Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media! The deadline is November 3, 2014.

Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists
If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, can your work be considered a profession in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service? In a ruling handed down late last week by the United States Tax Court and seen by many as an important victory for artists, the answer is yes.
Read the full New York Times article here.


ArtMatch4U Copying the Masers Contest Is Underway! No Entry-Fee!
The first oil-painting challenge for ArtMatch4U's "Copying the Masters" contest is now underway. There is no entry fee to be involved. Click here to learn more... READ MORE

Art Man of Alcatraz: Ai Weiwei Takes His Work to a Prison
The Chinese activist is mounting an exhibit at the infamous Alcatraz prison featuring 176 Lego portraits of prisoners of conscience and political exiles. Read the full New York Times article here. READ MORE

If a monkey takes a selfie in the forest, who owns the copyright?
If a monkey takes a selfie in the forest, who owns the copyright? No one, says Wikimedia. Read the full Washington Post article here. READ MORE

Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Worlds

LIKE vodka and fun-house mirrors and trips to Japan, the Internet can make you feel bigger than you are. And it can make even the oldest-school art museum wonder: Could our collection reach the villages of China and the universities of Peru and perhaps a prison or two? Could it touch those who have no chance of entering our physical doors? Could it spread to the whole world? This is an account about how two New York museums seized this dream — and how one of them clings to it still, while the other has found that the Internet’s true value isn’t in being everywhere but in enhancing the here. Red the full New York Times article here.


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