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Florida Highwaymen African American Artists

Florida Highwaymen African American Artists

In the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists known as the “Florida Highwaymen” used vivid and bright colors to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. The Florida Highwaymen painted...

Buying Art as an Investment – What to buy, what to sell, and will it make me rich

Buying Art as an Investment – What to buy, what to sell, and will it make me rich

By Lisa Kocian | March 19, 2006 As vice president and director of American and European painting and prints for Boston-based auction house Skinner Inc. and an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, Colleene Fesko...

Paul R. Jones, art collector and Bessemer native, dies at 81

Paul R. Jones, art collector and Bessemer native, dies at 81

Paul R. Jones, art collector and Bessemer native, dies at 81 By Michael Huebner — The Birmingham News January 28, 2010, 1:45PM Paul R. Jones’ mission to showcase African-American artist is being realized at...

Swann’s auction of African-American fine art

Swann’s auction of African-American fine art

NEW YORK—Earlier this month, the biggest auction houses proved they were back on their game, posting strong numbers in London. Now their smaller brethren are proving that they can notch up sales too. Swann’s...

Art Webinars – Online Seminars

Art Webinars – Online Seminars

Conversation on Art #301 THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTAn introduction to African-American achievements in the visual arts,especially painting, from Colonial times to the present. Saturday, February 27 3 PMhttp://www.bestdeal123.com/pages/digital_downloads.html**********Conversation on Art #302 Collecting African American ArtA...

Celebrating African American art in Toledo

Celebrating African American art in Toledo

As you know, February is Black History Month. For the last 15 years, the 20 North Gallery in downtown Toledo has been celebrating the month with art exhibits from African American artists. Gallery owner...

Jon Calvert visual artist

Jon Calvert visual artist

As an artist Jon suggest that black art is expressive in conversation, and has a position in creativity that is personally educational and observative. It’s color and content is a presentation of awareness of...

Renee Scarbo visual artist

Renee Scarbo visual artist

Brilliant reds and golds glow in any light, bringing a burst of color to any room. Add your favorite blooms to this striking glass vase for a breathtakingly beautiful focus piece! Decorative purposes only....

Calvin Johnson – Visual Artist

Calvin Johnson – Visual Artist

Calvin Johnson Calvin’s lifelong love of art was first nurtured in a home filled with creativity flowing from his grandparents, parents and siblings. It grew immensely with his introduction of arts and crafts projects...

The Jackson Saga

The Jackson Saga

The BET Awards were on last night and Joe Jackson attended. Now I understand people mourn and grieve lost ones in their own way, but when asked how was he doing from a reporter,...

Michael

Michael

I got my hair cut yesterday and we all know that perming, braiding, weaving, and cutting can take hours, so I was there for awhile. In that time, the television was tuned to all...

If Obama Hadn’t Won

If Obama Hadn’t Won

The photos, news articles and continual storm of chaos sprouting from Iran have been soul crushing. A couple days ago, a friend linked me to a video of a 16-year-old girl who was  standing...

Introduction of Sorts

Introduction of Sorts

This is Carla C-W, the new intern over at October Gallery. Throughout the summer I’ll be helping out with the preparations for the Philadelphia International Art Expo in November 2009. The internship just started...

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

By Amy Chozick and Kelly Crow Barack Obama is taking on health care, financial regulation, torture and environmental policy. He’s also revamping the White House art collection. The Obamas are sending ripples through the art...

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Renowned painter Ernie Barnes died Monday at age 70. Barnes came to painting after a career in professional football, as an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Teammates called him...