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Acadia National Park Workshop Update

We've had a great week on Mount Desert Island at the Acadia Workshop Center. Except for the last day, when we had afternoon rain, the weather was perfect—cool, sunny and just enough clouds to pretty up the sky for painting. Morning critiques...Show More Summary

Tuning in: Clint Jukkala and John Newman on animism, spirituality, sensory experience, and consciousness

On the occasion of their current show at FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery in New Haven, Zachary Keeting (co-founder of Improvised Showboat and Gorky's Grandaughter) interviewed Clint Jukkala (on left) and John Newman (right) about their work....Show More Summary

Pre-game: Who's included in "Greater New York"?

This week MoMA PS1 presents "Greater New York," a sprawling, building-wide exhibition that takes place every five years and has traditionally featured work by New York's most prominent emerging artists. This year, recognizing that the...Show More Summary

Rupturing the picture plane, rethinking materials

"PAINTING @ THE VERY EDGE OF ART," an engaging exhibition at UConn's Contemporary Art Galleries (CAG) on view through December 4, asks the seemingly perpetual question of what constitutes painting. The selected artists come up with compelling, idiosyncratic answers that curator Barry A. Show More Summary

Plein Air Painting Workshop in Acadia National Park

We're now on Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and countless lobsters. My plein air painting workshop, based at Acadia Workshop Center in Bernard, Maine, started yesterday. The weather has been wonderful, and it looks like it'll stay that way for most of the week. Show More Summary

New Gallery – Northern Tides

As I prepare to leave Campobello Island for the summer, I'm proud to announce that I have a new gallery. Northern Tides in Lubec, Maine, will be representing me in the area. The gallery is under new ownership, so I'm looking forward to my relationship with them. Show More Summary

Villa Borghese, Galleria Borghese: Bernini Sculptures (David, Apollo and Daphne, Rape of Proserpine)

Here are some photographs of Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculptures. I took the photos during my recent visit to the Galleria Borghese. Enjoy! The tense and dynamic David, sometimes seen as the quintessential Baroque counterpart to Michelangelo’s famous calm and monumental statue of the same name:   The passionate and tempestuous Apollo and Daphne:   And [...]

My 8th Sedona Plein Air Festival

My last year's award-winning pastel painting"Canyon Light" 12x18 pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson Once again, I'm proud to announce that I've been invited to participate in the Sedona Plein Air Festival. This will my eighth time participating. Show More Summary

Interview: Jim Gaylord in Clinton Hill

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / In 2011, I met Jim Gaylord when he lectured at my university in northern Minnesota, and we've kept in touch on and off ever since. His studio was the first I visited after I moved to NYC, and Jim reappeared on my radar when I heard he was in a show at Jeff Bailey in Hudson. Show More Summary

Invitations to upcoming events: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hartford, Greensboro

I have a few upcoming events in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hartford, and Greensboro  that I'd like to tell readers about. I hope you can join me if you are nearby. [Image at top: On view at EBK Gallery in October: Sharon Butler, Cybercave, 2015, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.] Click for full story / links

IMAGES: Susan Mastrangelo

Born in NYC in 1951, Susan Mastrangelo attended the Kansas City Art Institute, the New York Studio School, and received her MFA from Boston University, where she studied with Philip Guston. After several years assembling hanging installations...Show More Summary

Fog Lifting, Dead Spruce: Plein Air to Studio

Fog Lifting, Dead Spruce - 16x20 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson - Available One foggy morning, I took my gear to East Quoddy Head, home of the Head Harbour Lighthouse. I wanted to spend some time painting a beautiful dead spruce I'd seen earlier. Show More Summary

Two Coats of Paint September Resident: Nancy Morrow

This week, Nancy Morrow, an associate professor in the Department of Art at Kansas State University, Manhattan, will be participating in the Two Coats of Paint Residency Program. {Image at top: Nancy Morrow, Offering, 2015. Click for full story / links

Anne Neukamp’s elegant nostalgia

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Painters who accept the challenge of trying to assimilate the advance of technology and metamorphosis of visual culture to the traditional canvas deserve applause and admiration – especially when they succeed. Show More Summary

September 23: A selected list of exhibitions and openings

 Maureen Gallace @ 303 Gallery (Chelsea) The following is a short list of exhibitions and openings, organized by neighborhood, that we think are worth checking out. Note that the submission guidelines are included at the end of the post. Click for full story / links

Interview: Loie Hollowell in Sunnyside

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / After I heard that Loie Hollowell had sold out all her paintings shown at the June NEWD Art Show, and would be having a solo show at 106 Green in November, I knew she would busy thinking and painting. Show More Summary

About Style

Here's a painting made by Monet around 1864. ("Rue de la Bavole, Honfleur")Compare its style with what Monet painted in 1894! Painting by Monet in 1894, 30 years later.("Rouen Cathedral, Morning Effect") A student asked me recently, "How do you develop a style?" The short answer is, Don't worry about it. Show More Summary

Sharp and sardonic: Peter Saul at the Hall Art Foundation

Guest Contributor Joshua Sevits / The Hall Art Foundation in bucolic Reading, Vermont, is located in a faithfully restored stone farmhouse with three large barns, each of which has been turned into exhibition space. The barns now incongruously...Show More Summary

Art and Film: Alex Ross Perry’s little tyrant artist

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Alex Ross Perry’s gothic, resolutely arthouse chamber piece Queen of Earth is a fascinating study in the ominous subtext of friendship and the diabolical social neediness of even those who claim to hanker a respite from people. Show More Summary

Your September 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

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