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Bringing Flight to the People: Mad Sharp Productions

From beams of the Williamsburg Bridge to branches of city trees, the aerial silk of Linden and Seanna supports the next generation of performance art.

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Are You Really My Friend?

In the Facebook Portrait Project, photographer Tanja Hollander searches her virtual relationships for meaning.

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Noted: Tidying Up

Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli will organize your life.

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The Art of Wen Shu

Amidst the lush gardens of 17th century China, the pioneering efforts of this female artist not only fed her family, but made her a national treasure.

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Handmade Portraits: The Beerhorst Family

Wherever Rick and Brenda go with their six kids, they inspire curiosity. From un-schooling to art-making, it’s life as usual for the Beerhorst clan.

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Who Owns Spiral Jetty?

The seminal work of artist Robert Smithson is now the central focus of a debate over ownership and intellectual property.

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Moscow’s Polytechnical Museum

Between dusty collections of robots and telescopes, photographer Mae Ryan discovers the women who guard a history of progress.

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Quit Your Day Job: JessicaDoyle’s Video Edition

In lieu of our traditional Quit Your Day Job interview, today we have a special video installment! Jessica Doyle is a Canadian writer, artist and influential Etsy seller. Her blog, Art & Musings, is deeply honest, touching, inspiring and contains beautiful illustrations and images. She grapples with serious issues of addiction and how it affects…

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Art for the New Year With Picdit

My name is Adam Fuhrer and I’m an art student living in the wonderful city of Toronto. I take great interest in the Internet and I run an art + photography blog called PICDIT. I try to shine the light on many new artists creating extraordinary work. I post a whole slew of art-related content…

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Guest Curator: Share Some Candy

Share Some Candy, run by Reuben and Yael Miller, is a unique blog that features the work of artists, makers and designers.  Reuben and Yael are big on supporting artists and creative folk by inviting artists to put up their own work with a team of dedicated “curators” who find the best “eye candy” to share. The blog is basically…

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Artistic Endeavors: IndieFixx Feeds Your Soul with Free Art

News flash: the economy sucks. The stock market is up and down, people are losing their jobs and homes, all sorts of businesses are closing down and nobody seems to have any idea what’s going on. That’s the bad news… Now for the good news: even though the economy is tanking, it’s more important than…

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Handmade Portraits: Artstew

MP4 | Youtube | Blip.tv | Subscribe in iTunes (Music by Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn, The And Group, animation by JuliaPott) Back in the 1970s, Holly Stewart, aka Artstew, was a single mom trying to raise two daughters. Holly decided to forgo art school to support her family, ultimately paying the bills and gaining respect…

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Artistic Endeavors: Livefunky’s Favorite Abstract Painters

I love all kinds of styles and approaches to art, but being an abstract painter I am naturally drawn to like-minded artists and their work. The beauty of abstract art is that it triggers an abstract response. Color, texture and composition of forms create a chemistry that reacts differently with each and every person. I…

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Artistic Endeavors: My Top Ten Fine Art Photography Prints

Dorothea Lange once said, “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” Photography is a different animal than painting and sculpture. The camera gives us the chance to reach out and pluck moments from time with one satisfying, immediate click of the shutter. I’m fascinated by the way photographers are…

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Artistic Endeavors: PrettyLittleThieves’ Favorite ACEOs

We’ve always admired the artistic prowess of Etsy illustrator prettylittlethieves. Today she is sharing her favorite ACEOs — aka artist cards — as part of our continuing Artistic Endeavors series. Etsy has an amazing selection of ACEOs. Photographs, paintings, illustration, collages, and prints all come in this small size (3.5 x 2.5″). There is something…

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