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Book Review: Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered / Quinten Blake / John Cassidy

Published by Klutz / ISBN 978 1570543203

This extraordinary book provides the ‘reader’ with two pencils, a red, and a black, and a marker pen attached to the side of the spiral binding, but no rubber. 172 more words

Chris Riddell's Doodle A Day

Workers Are People, Too

Art labor and working conditions have been on my mind lately–perhaps it’s because I installed at the recent art fairs, where art handlers get access without influence. 332 more words

Art Practical

Middle grounds

Grappling with how to find a middle ground in an art career.

In the Bronx Museum AIM program, about a third of us don’t necessarily aspire or expect to be represented by a blue chip gallery, or run an art studio as a vertically-integrated business with permanent staff. 496 more words


Points of Reference: Finding the right partners means not working with the wrong ones

Being an artist and applying to competitions means dealing with rejection.

See also: Tattfoo Tan’s iheartrejectionletters.com.

But dealing often with rejection doesn’t mean accepting everything that comes your way. 569 more words

Art & Development

Art, Tech, and Gentrification in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — As fleets of shuttle buses take employees to their respective Silicon Valley campuses, resentment and tension grows in the Bay Area. Last week, protesters blocked one such Google bus in an effort to draw attention to the widening gap between the technology industry and the communities it affects; a union organizer impersonated a tech worker to incite dialogue through performative gesture. 144 more words


Shaping the art criticism that we would like to participate in

Have a look at the re-design of Art Practical, an online art criticism platform with reviews and features focusing on San Francisco Bay Area art. 217 more words