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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine June 2018

Readers learn painting and drawing firsthand from other artists through written instruction and reproduction, guiding them step-by-step through the creative process. The magazine shows readers a wide variety of creative options, teaching the fundamentals of art making, presenting techniques in different painting and drawing media.

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In addition to the “how” and “why” questions on art making that Artists Magazine focuses on, in this issue we explore questions about “where.” At the risk of stating the obvious, where an artist makes art has a significant impact on what that art will be and how it’s made. For example, would Robert Henri and his fellow Ashcan School painters have taken up social realism had they not been young artists struggling in New York City? Conversely, Monet began with a vision and shaped the environment accordingly—creating a breathtaking water garden to memorialize on canvas. Where are the best places for an artist to live? Having surveyed our readers, we note their top choices in “Art City, USA” (page 58). Once you’ve found your idyll, practice expressing its charms with…

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STEPHEN HARBY VOYAGE: “SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA” Stephen Harby, architect, educator and watercolorist, holds a master of architecture degree from Yale. In architectural practice with Charles W. Moore, he directed a series of civic and campus projects. Since 2002 he has taught a drawing course in Rome for the Yale School of Architecture. He also leads cultural and artistic tours for select groups to exotic destinations across the globe. His awards include the Gabriel Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship and the Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy. JAG NAGRA “ART CITY, USA” Jag Nagra is an illustrator from Vancouver, Canada with over 12 years of experience as a graphic designer. She began teaching herself how to draw in 2012 with her first 365-day project, which launched her illustration career. Since then, she has worked…

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behind the cover

as part of this issue’s exploration of place, we surveyed our magazine’s readership to identify the 10 top cities in the United States for living “an artful life.” To arrive at a shortlist, the survey scored cities on five key attributes: affordable housing, artists’ enclaves, museums and galleries, bookstores and cafes, and inspiring environment. Wanting to incorporate the survey results in a magazine cover, the editorial team first landed on the idea of creating an illustrated map. That idea morphed into creating a mural—adding the association of street art to a sense of place. We contracted former graphic designer turned hip street artist Anthony Arias, who also operates the custom mural company Masterpiece NYC, to design and paint our Art City mural project. Working in tandem with Artists Magazine art director…

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jane jacobs prescient urbanist

the post-World War II American Dream—trumpeted everywhere from glossy magazine spreads to bank boardrooms and legislative chambers—associated “making it” with a suburban split-level ranch, a white picket fence and a two-car garage. That said, beating a hasty retreat to the suburbs was not entirely a matter of choice or preference. In many respects, powerful business lobbies linked with anti-urban government policies fueled the flight. One woman, however, dared to oppose those forces—Jane Jacobs. Journalist, activist and author of the influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs (1916–2006) fought throughout the 1950s and 1960s to preserve city neighborhoods threatened by urban-renewal projects. Funded as “slum clearance,” these plans sought to raze city blocks and replace existing homes and small businesses with upscale high-rises. Jacobs’ opponents included Robert Moses, a…

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these violet delights

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, ultraviolet, is a vivid, deeply saturated purple. According to Pantone, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” But how can one go into the future without honoring the past? Seen below is Canigou in Snow by James Dickson Innes. In this snowy landscape, the artist incorporates various shades of purple, each breathing life and otherworldliness into a setting that could’ve otherwise been very bleak. Innes wasn’t alone in his use of violet. Artists such as Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol all incorporated this purple hue into their work—showing us that it’s as versatile as the artists themselves. With the old comes the new, and ultraviolet—as well as purple’s many shades—will be inspiring us for years…

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we're all pink inside

from November through April, Miami is hopping—a tropical paradise replete with coral beaches, boutique hotels and de rigueur bars. But none of these attractions compares to the sizzle of Art Basel, Miami Beach—a best-in-class art fair that draws thousands of visitors from around the globe. The fair has grown exponentially since its 2002 launch, spawning a half dozen independent breakout fairs spilling into various Miami neighborhoods—most notably North Beach and Wynwood. The latter, reimagined from a gritty neighborhood to Miami’s Design District, has become synonymous with chic galleries, design studios and fashion boutiques. Near Wynwood lies Little River, an “in-between” neighborhood that attracts emerging artists looking for inexpensive and accessible workspaces while waiting to be discovered. Stuart Sheldon moved his studio to Little River two years ago—and christened it Fancy Nasty. In…