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Etiquette for Painting Workshop Instructors

Workshop in St Andrews, New Brunswick, CanadaLearn more about my summer plein air painting workshops at Having laid out rules of etiquette for students, it's only fair that I give equal time to instructors. Instructors are also sometimes at fault for bad manners. Show More Summary

Quick study: Eric Fischl leaves Mary Boone, Kenny Schachter's report from the dark side, GeoAb in Peru,Havana, space in DUMBO

According to The Art Newspaper, Eric Fischl, painter and author of a 2013 memoir called Bad Boy, is leaving Mary Boone's gallery after 30 years. “Eric has wanted to change his working relationship with the gallery,” says Ron Warren, a director and partner at Mary Boone. Show More Summary

May 26: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 26, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Rosy...Show More Summary

Etiquette for Painting Workshop Students

Teaching a workshop in Springfield, Illinois. Every student was perfect! Who hasn't been in a painting workshop where one student talks constantly without giving the others a chance to speak? I think we've all been there. I've been both student and instructor, and I've experienced workshops from each end. Show More Summary

Bill Jensen: Painting is a prayer

Contributed by Katelynn Mills / One can never hide who they are in their work - I’ve always known and felt that painting is a direct extension of the artist’s soul. Be the individual a shallow, fabulous Warholian, or a deep and tortured Rothkoan, or any one in between, a (wo)man’s capacity is marked by their expression. Show More Summary

The new Whitney

On my way to the studio, cruising down the West Side Highway bike path, I always pass the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened a few weeks ago with so many parties and festivities that I began to feel sorry for the staff....Show More Summary

Pastel Artists Canada Paintout

Along Bronte Creek After my whirlwind trip to the Pacific Northwest, I pushed to get to Ontario in time for a paintout with Pastel Artists Canada. Sometimes, the life of a plein air painter can be as hectic as a rock star's. I only wish I had a big touring coach like Willie Nelson's.Springtime was in full swing by the time I got to Lowville. Show More Summary

Cecily Brown on motherhood: "You’re forced to be more conventional"

Cecily Brown has a six-year-old daughter with architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. In a recent interview on Vulture with Julie Belcove, Brown talks about her experience of being a mother.We lucked out; she’s a good kid. Fingers crossed we don’t screw her up. Show More Summary

How I Judge a Show

Northwest Pastel Society International Open Exhibitionat The American Art CompanyBefore the Reception While I was in Washington teaching a workshop, I had the pleasure of judging the Northwest Pastel Society's annual international open exhibition. Show More Summary

Workshop in Gig Harbor, Washington, and Judging a Show

Massive Mount Rainierfrom Gig Harbor I was excited when the Northwest Pastel Society invited me to visit Gig Harbor and Tacoma, Washington, to judge its annual international open exhibition and to teach a workshop. Besides the fact that...Show More Summary

Your May Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski

Transcribed by guest contributor Jennifer Coates / Kitty divides her time between New York City and Montauk. She is a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. She was recently certified in Trauma Re-alignment...Show More Summary

Roadtrip: Beacon, NY

Beacon is best known in the art community as the home of Dia:Beacon, but there are plenty of other things to do in town. Karlyn Benson, owner of Matteawan Gallery (where my solo show opens on Saturday, May 9, 6-9pm) has put together this list of other interesting places in the neighborhood. Show More Summary

"New Social Situations" opens in Beacon on Saturday

This Saturday, May 9, please join me for the opening of "New Social Situations," my solo show at Karlyn Benson's Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. The show features small work from the past few years--from the time I was subletting space at the Elizabeth Foundation through paintings made in DUMBO this past year. Show More Summary

Art and Film: Hell and high fashion

By Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Kurt Cobain, the prince of grunge who took his own life in 1994 at age 27, would have disdained haute couture, and newly anointed Christian Dior creative director Raf Simons would have disparaged Cobain’s thrift-shop dress sense. Show More Summary

On procrastinating: Gwyneth Leech

"Two new directions began to develop as I was winding down a portrait series in 2010. One involved daily drawing and painting on used paper coffee cups. Stalled in the studio, I initially experienced this habit as procrastination--until I began embracing it as a highly generative art form. Show More Summary

Focus: Melodie Provenzano

Last year Laura Hutson wrote in Nashville Scene that Melodie Provenzano’s playful paintings "land somewhere between Jeff Koons kitsch and Takashi Murakami cute...bridging the tricky gap between commercial and accessible." I'm looking...Show More Summary

Report: "Command-Z" at Improvised Showboat

Improvised Showboat, a curatorial project developed by artists Zachary Keeting and Lauren Britton, mounted its seventh one-night show this past weekend in my new DUMBO studio at 55 Washington Street. I gave Keeting and Britton the basic idea: "Command-Z" would include work that reflected our increasing devotion to digital tools and online life. Show More Summary

Onward to Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington

Storm over the Jemez Mountains in New MexicoOne reason I love New Mexico: Clouds! I've left Santa Fe, and early tomorrow morning, I'll be leaving New Mexico. I'm flying to Tacoma, where I'll be teaching a three-day oil and pastel studio...Show More Summary

Santa Fe Painting Retreat, Part 7

Master Painter Albert Handell's Oil Palette It's hard to believe, but our painting retreat in Santa Fe is now just about over. Our last full day of painting included a visit to Albert Handell's studio. What a way to end the week!But first, after an early breakfast, we headed over to the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Upper Canyon Road. Show More Summary

Santa Fe Painting Retreat, Day 6

Springtime at El Delirio 11x14 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Earlier in the week, we discovered a location that seemed extra special and secret. The School of Advanced Research (SAR) is behind a gate off Garcia Street, and from the road, it doesn't look like much. Show More Summary

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