Art & Photography

An international exhibition of new media by artists with disabilities will be on display in Washington’s World Financial Center Courtyard from Feb. 5 – March 16. It promises to change your perception about disabilities and reveals more about the role of new media in the art world. Unfortunately, the 9-hour performance video of me trying to draw a straight line didn’t make the cut. :)

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For an artist, handing over their artwork to a total stranger can be a traumatic experience.

Imagine the following scene:

"Hey! This person wants to buy your painting, isn’t that great?"

"It’s not really just a painting. It’s pencil with watercolour."

"Okay, but still. My friend really hates her husband’s sports collection, so she said she wants to... Read more
As an artist, after spending hours, days, weeks, maybe even months, on a piece of art, it can be incredibly difficult deciding how to price your work. Aside from the emotional investment in a piece, there are the practicalities of equipment and material that factor into the complex equation.

The best way to determine the value of your art is to set ego and emotions aside and focus on the creating a practical... Read more
Can you put a price on art? Some of the wealthiest people in the world can. Art lovers pay staggering amounts to build their collections. Although you may not be in the market for a hundred million dollar painting, simply viewing these pieces can be an inspirational experience.

It is hard to determine a set value for art, as for many pieces, the price is determined by what the buyer is willing to pay.... Read more
Everyone is familiar with the clichés about the art world. Some are good and some are bad, most are amusing, but which ones are true?

We can never be sure which of the Art Clichés we’ll meet in galleries and at shows, so let’s take a tongue-in-cheek glance at the folks you might encounter when you step into The Artmosphere.

The Slob

Usually a painter or maybe a fashion... Read more
Do you love painting but find it intimidating to begin? If you are new to painting, it can be overwhelming to face a blank canvas, but it isn’t just novices whose wells of inspiration run dry. Many seasoned pros, hobby painters, and artists in general, can suffer the same setbacks.

Whether you call it a dry spell or maybe “Painter’s Block”, this can affect more than your paints and... Read more
Can art be used as a method of therapy? Many people believe that expressing creativity through artistic pursuits can lead to a greater understanding of oneself as well as reducing stress and improving emotional stability.

Although many people use art as a therapeutic tool for personal and private fulfillment, many in the psychological community believe that structured art therapy is a great way to improve people... Read more
In most large cities art galleries are plentiful, there are the ‘grand dame’ galleries and museums that everyone’s visited or heard of and then those galleries off the beaten track. A visit to the larger well-known galleries and the smaller more local venues always makes for a nice combination when abroad. There could never be a definitive list of art venues but here are ten ‘must... Read more
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why a particular piece of art elicits an emotional response. There are endless combinations of images, shapes, and forms that can comprise creative output, but one thing they share in common is the use of color, or the absence of color, in the case of black and white works.

Color psychology offers an explanation about how we respond to art by delving deeper into what the eye... Read more
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