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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine December 2016

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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1 min.
spring & fall

LOOKING THROUGH the entries in the student division of The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition is one way to assess the psyche of the next generation. No surprise that many of the student works evinced anxiety about the state of the world; it was gratifying, however, to see also signs of a first-class art education (“Ever Upward,” page 64). One picture, replete with empathy as well as skill, took our breath away. The subject is the artist’s grandfather as he lay dying; the artist, Jason Chi-Han Cheng painted The Crossing (Competition Spotlight, page 88) while pursuing an MFA at the Academy of Art Institute in San Francisco. Welcoming new artists is an honor; a pleasure, too, is studying the past. Jerry N. Weiss takes a characteristically brilliant look at the lavishly…

1 min.
asheville, north carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. HAS ART in the traditional sense—tons of galleries, art museums, a long history of art making in the region—but it also embodies artfulness in the everyday. Bodies are decorated, sidewalks are painted, and empty spaces become celebrations with music and live performances. Visit the River Arts District, a converted industrial zone with 22 buildings of galleries and open studios. NOTABLE COLLECTION: The Biltmore Estate has many of its famous artworks on display throughout the mansion. You can see Renoir’s Child with an Orange in the breakfast room and Sargent’s Frederick Law Olmsted in the second floor living hall. DON’T MISS the Studio Stroll, twice a year, when the trolley provides free rides between buildings in the River Arts District. Find more information at exploreasheville.com. FUN FACT: THE BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM…

2 min.
seen in the stacks

We spoke with Vincenzo Rutigliano, Miguel Rosales and Lori Salmon, librarians at the Art & Architecture Collection of the New York Public Library, about how to best utilize the library’s resources. TAM: How can public libraries help patrons of the arts? NYPL: Public libraries are about access to materials and information. The Art and Architecture Collection in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs includes more than 600,000 books, periodicals and auction catalogues. TAM: What else does the NYPL have in its collection? NYPL: The holdings include rare and unique collections of the Astor and Lenox libraries, other generous gifts with a significant strength in 18th- and 19th-century art movements, and an extensive collection of antiquarian plate books. We also have ephemera files that are organized by artists’ names…

1 min.
one man’s trash is another’s public art piece

When Seattle’s North Transfer Station was being renovated, 10,000 feet of rebar was carefully set aside for sculptor Jean Shin—an artist familiar with reusing unwanted materials. With it, she bent and molded the bars into shapes that represent the topography of the site before the dumpsite was built. The work not only pays homage to the natural landscape but also does it some good by reusing materials that may have otherwise been simply transferred to another heap. The public art will help enliven the space as it’s still being transformed into a playground for adults and children alike, including the installation of a play area, sports court, walkways and more art!…

1 min.
not starving

Becca Stadtlander at beccastadtlander says of her online illustration shop: “My creative business has helped me develop as both an artist and professional, most notably in my pursuit of growth and new ideas.” Lisbel Gavara of lanomadaillustra tion says that for her, making art for a living allows her to enjoy the simple things in life: “drawing, knitting, taking care of my plants, traveling with just a backpack and observing people when I visit new cities.” Oksana of TukoniTribe agrees and says, “When you postpone what you like because of money, you risk never coming back to it, or worse, you might think, ‘Oh, one day!’” We love how these artists are living out their passions. Check out their products at etsy.com.…

6 min.
collages built to last

Q I want to use repurposed papers in my collages. Is there some way I can treat them to keep them from deteriorating? A Among the things the artist should consider when using repurposed papers are the effects that light and adhesives may have on those papers. Specific concerns include whether the papers will be likely to disintegrate or discolor when exposed to light and whether the inks will be likely to fade. If any of these developments is likely, what can be done to preserve at-risk papers? A brief look at the history of papermaking creates a context for assessing the possibility of disintegration or discoloration due to light exposure. Almost all papers made prior to 1850 were made of cotton and are essentially acid free. They are, therefore, likely to…