Of All the Gin Joints

When Bruce Bibby opened his new gallery named after his Hollywood columnist pen name, Ted Casablanca, he must have painted the walls white five times. “I’m a perfectionist, and the color had to be warm and bright,” Bibby says. He is also a sculptor. All of the glass and steel tables in the gallery are his creations. The one on wheels was once a funeral casket cart. 

So while painting...

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Without color, artist focuses on fine detail

Most artists tend to draw interest through their use of brilliant and bold color schemes. But Ken Peloke opted for a different route.

Then again, the Arizona native really didn’t have much of a choice. Color is, for the most part, absent in Peloke’s art, just as it is absent in his world. Peloke is colorblind, but the vision deficiency no longer hinders his art like it used to.


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Taking the Plunge on a Creative Journey

When Tracey Sylvester Harris was nine years old, she put her feet in the water of a pool and began drawing. She sketched her knobby knees, the ripples in the water as she swished her toes, and the way the light bounced off the little waves. Ms. Harris was not particularly proud of the piece, but her mother was and so she kept it. She also never stopped painting.

After college, Ms....

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Open for business: Memorial Day weekend gallery openings and artist receptions

Memorial Day weekend marks the kick-off of the Vineyard summer season, and with that, visitors and locals can look forward to the multiple opportunities to check out artwork. A number of Island galleries will reopen for the season. Others will host special exhibits featuring the work of artists from the Vineyard and beyond. Then there are two annual events which traditionally attract throngs...

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Derek Penix Gold Medal Winner

  • 19 May 2016
  • Posted by eisenhauer

We would like to congratulate Derek Penix, the Gold Medal Winner of Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition! OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the...

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Artistic Expressions

The New York Academy of Art occupies a 50,000-square-foot, five story historic building in Manhattan. It teaches figurative drawing, painting and sculpture. Its mission states, “We believe that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary...

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