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YICCA 2017 Int’l Contest of Contemporary Art, Deadline: Sept 20

YICCA 2017 – International Contest of Contemporary Art Deadline: September 20, 2017 The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists, which can: • Win a cash prize: – Euro 3000,00 (three thousand/00) money [&hellip

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Exhibition highlights a major body of paintings by Monet produced in Giverny

The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting the most comprehensive exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades. Claude Monet’s Secret Garden presents thirty-eight paintings spanning the career of one of the most important figures in Western art. Claude Monet’s Secret Garden culminates in a phenomenal body of work produced in Giverny, a small village in northern France where Monet resided from 1883 to the end of his life in 1926. A creative endeavour in their own right, the gardens that Monet designed and cultivated in Giverny became the central inspiration of his art. Its waterlilies—populated with exotic strains from as far as South America and the Middle East—weeping willows and the famed Japanese bridge endure as some of the most iconic imagery in art. These audaciously expressive works represent the summation of Monet’s lifelong dialogue with nature that guided him


Sheldon Museum of Art opens exhibitions demonstrating the breadth of its holdings

Visitors to Sheldon Museum of Art will find new exhibitions throughout the landmark Philip Johnson building. Drawn from Sheldon’s collection of nearly 13,000 objects, the museum’s fall exhibitions demonstrate the breadth of its holdings. Three new exhibitions—Now’s the Time, Sheldon Treasures, and Family Style—as well as new installations in Sheldon’s six permanent collection galleries are now on view through December 31. Now’s the Time riffs on bebop musician Charlie Parker’s 1945 tune of the same title to underscore the influence of the New York School artists on the trajectory of post–World War II American art. Featuring painting, photography, and sculpture made between the late 1930s through 1970, Now’s the Time presents notable works from Sheldon’s


Kala Art Institute Printmaking Residency, Berkeley, next deadline Oct 15!

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Deadlines: March 15, July 15, October 15 annually NO HOUSING INCLUDED Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for residency should be familiar [&hellip

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Priscilla Jones: Tool kit

Priscilla Jones has been producing mixed media pieces since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. Her practice focuses on themes of identity, memory and nostalgia, exploring embellishment and stitch techniques that use fabric, wire, wax and porcelain.

Priscilla’s work is exhibited across the UK, Europe and USA, with many pieces held in public and private collections, including the Embroiders Guild Educational Archive. She has received various accolades including Award for Excellence, British Craft Trade Fair 2002, Best Product at Flair, Belfast 2006, Best Stand at The Art Market in Holmfirth 2009.

She has taught in FE, HE and Adult Education for 20 years and is currently a Unit Leader and Tutor on the BA Textile Programme at the Open College of the Arts. Priscilla also runs independent workshops for schools, colleges, museums and galleries.

In this final edition of our Tool kit series, Priscilla tells us about the products which are essential to her practice. We learn precisely how each item is utilised and where to find them; from Manchester to Meerut!

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Thyssen-Bornemisza hosts exhibition devoted to Venetian art of the 16th century

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is hosting Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting, an exhibition devoted to Venetian art of the sixteenth century – its first zenith – and featuring nearly 100 works by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bassano, Giorgione and Lotto. It sets out to show how the specific devices of Venetian painting, from the use of chiaroscuro and colour as the bases for representing figures and space to a closer attention to nature than was advocated by the classical tradition, more idealistic in its conception, embodied a fully Renaissance idea of beauty that was on a par with, and sometimes superior to, the art then being produced in Rome, Parma and Florence. Curated by Fernando Checa Cremades, professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense, the show examines this hub of art production, which is essential to understanding the history of painting, t


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