Why an Art Strike? Why Now? – opinion

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The time for angry laments about how offensive, tacky, racist, and sexist President-elect (ick!) Trump’s behavior can be is OVER. Yes, it’s painful when our issues, our values and our candidate lose out to larger forces but shit happens and complaining on Facebook about the political behemoth that hit us won’t change anything. Drowning our sorrows at endless art world soirees, or burying ourselves in studios that few of us can afford are dead ends. We can’t all move to Canada. So what now? The time for thinking about how the imminent political shift will impact the lives and livelihoods of ...
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2016 in Review: A Look at the Top 25 Artworks Sold at Auction

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BY Meghana Reddy for BlouinArtInfo | Dec 28, 2016 - This year’s correction in the art market was expected, given the overheated climate of 2015.  The top end of the market remained relatively strong despite the shakeup, but no single lot crossed the $100 million mark. Monet’s “Meule” (1891) came closest to breaching that number, and tops the list this year far ahead of any other work. The lot sold for more than $81 million at the Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale at Christie’s New York in November, double the estimate put forth by the house. The price just grazed past the previous ...
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Happy Public Domain Day! From Stieglitz to Severini, 12 Artists Whose Work Is Now Copyright-Free

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By Allison Meier for HYPERALLERGIC, Jan 1, 1017 - Happy Public Domain Day! As we do each year on Hyperallergic, we’re taking a look at the visual artists whose work entered the public domain on January 1. Well, not in the United States, since, thanks to the Copyright Term Extension Act, no published work will move into the public domain here until 2019 (at which time there may be another extension). Duke Law School’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain notes that “[in] addition to lengthening the term, Congress also changed the law so that every creative work is automatically copyr...
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Time-Lapse Video: What happens when two artists paint live?

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Contributor to Huffington Post, Sara Zimmerman, Dec 18, 2016 - What happens when two artists, with two different styles, co-create live? During an exciting 4 hour live painting event on December 15th, 2016, I (Sara Zimmerman) and muralist Sara L Smith, simultaneously and collaboratively painted an 84”x 64” abstract-turned-landscape painting, using an intuitive painting process. The finished work will be auctioned off to benefit the High Fives Foundation. Together, Sara Smith and I painted in front of a live audience at Tahoe University in Truckee, CA, merging our artistic style...
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The Roles of Art and Artists at the Pipeline Protests in North Dakota

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Hrag Vartanian for HYPERALLERGIC on December 2, 2016 - Four artists at the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota, have arrived to help stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. I interviewed them about the role of artists and art during protest. The controversial pipeline was originally planned to cross the Missouri north of Bismarck, North Dakota’s capital, but the city protested for fear that it would contaminate their water supply. The pipeline was pushed down river right by the Standing Rock Reservation, which is one of the largest Native American reservations in the United States...
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Da Vinci discovery: Rare drawing, valued at $16 million, found

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By James Rogers pub'd Dec 12, 2016 for FoxNews.com - A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16 million, has been discovered by a French auction house. Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred Saint Sebastian” drawing Monday. This is the first work by da Vinci to be discovered in over 15 years, according to Tajan, which has valued the drawing at $15.8 million. The sketch is one of 14 unframed drawings brought into the auction house in March by a retired doctor, the New York Times reports. The drawings had been collected by the man’s fathe...
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Awesome Is What The 2016 National Geographic ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ Winners Are

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Chris McGonigal, Photo Editor, The Huffington Post 12/09/2016, 5:59 pm - This year the Grand Prize goes to Greg Lecoeur’s jaw-dropping shot of the feeding frenzy that accompanies sardine migration along the Wild Coast of South Africa. Additional prizes are given in four categories: Action, Animal Portraits, Landscapes and Environmental Issues. Check out all the awesome photography & descriptions ... at this LINK
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Community tells LTCC board theater is a must

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By Kathryn Reed - LT News, Nov 30, 2016: The drama that was staged before the Lake Tahoe Community College trustees Tuesday night was complex, passionate, sorrowful and heartfelt. It’s like today is intermission and the audience is left not knowing how many acts there will be in the future. That’s because the script is not finished. This production of sorts was actually the college administration’s opportunity to present to the board and public why the theater department may be disbanded following this academic year. It was also the public’s first chance to speak directly to the board...
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2016 Give Back Tahoe Giving Guide: Nov 29-Dec 31

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Visit the online directory and donate from Nov 29th – Dec 31st to support our community! www.givebacktahoe.org.  To find the Arts & Culture giving list, please scroll well down the list on the accompanying link below. To know Tahoe and Truckee is to know authentic love of place. Over the years, our community has grown as it attracts people and families who simply want to be here. We create lives built on the things that make a person whole and fulfilled: time with family, time outdoors, and a feeling of connection. We work together to offer our community members the things we need most...
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