Video: Evolution of a Mural, The Painted Bride by Gregory Laut

Thanks to Gregory Laut for sending his video the Evolution of a Mural.

He wrote: “The Painted Bride is where I did a series of murals in the bathroom and the video is on YouTube.”

Two Artist Resources that Defy Categorization: and Art360 Gallery

From first view, the Art365 Gallery website has the look of an online art magazine, IMO. Although they refer to themselves as both an online art gallery and an art blog. You’ll find Featured Artists, Galleries, Glass Artists, and Art News.

Visual artists and glass artists are invited to submit for a permanent spot on this site.

– Send  a text in 300-500 characters about you, your artworks and perhaps a few words about your art technique.

– A link to your website/Facebook page.

– 6-8 quality images of your art.

They will rewrite a unique text about you and your art, show the best of your artworks and link to your website and Facebook fan page from their art blog (it’s a 100% free service). You’ll find the full details on their website. is a sophisticated artist driven platform with a professional portfolio and CV tool for emerging fine artists to create online visibility. is something like an artist directory, yet, when artists sign up for free they have a dashboard allowing them to add images of their art, their exhibition news, and more. also offers a monthly selection of emerging artists with more extensive text about each artist showcased. selects sophisticated art in low-key tones for their feature.

These relatively new sites have been added to our 57 page e-list of art magazines, blogs, and artist directories.

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Art Production Fund Open Call For Artist Submissions

English: Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery

English: Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art Production Fund, in partnership with The New Museum, is hosting an open call for inclusion in the public art installation After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, part of the IDEAS CITY Festival. The selected artist will have the opportunity to have their artwork presented on a Bowery storefront roller shutter, along with 14 other artists in the project. On view from May – October, 2013, the work will be displayed when shops close each evening along the Bowery between Delancey St. and East Houston St.
All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality, are eligible to apply.
All submissions must be sent to
Applications which are hand-delivered or mailed will not be accepted.
Artists will be selected based on artistic strength and vision, as well the work’s relevance to the “After Hours” mural concept.
Due to the volume of submissions, Art Production Fund can only respond to those artists whose proposals best fit the interest of the program.
No calls please.


Application Review & Process:
Artists should format their proposal/submission as one PDF.
Please include full contact information, address, phone number, and email.
Artists should include one image that would be suitable for a 10 x 14 ft (approximate dimensions) roller gate.
Only graphic images that can be painted onto an uneven roller shutter will be accepted**. Artists should format their PDF to include any or all images within the body of the PDF. Additional material sent alongside the PDF will not be reviewed.
PDFs can include links to websites, galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

**Painting will be executed by Colossal Media. If selected, APF will request a high-resolution version of your image as well as a color match print.

The open call artist will be selected by a panel of judges that include:
Art Production Fund
Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, The New Museum
Linda Yablonsky, Art Critic
Bob Holman, Founder of the Bowery Poetry Club
– Youth artists from a mural making collaboration between the New Museum’s G:Class, Chinatown YMCA, Groundswell and University Settlement.

AFTER HOURS 2: MURALS ON THE BOWERY is a public art installation that plays with the practices of graffiti art, traditional mural painting and graphic posters, to ignite the neighborhood surrounding The Bowery. After Hours 2 invites artists to reflect upon the history and present state of The Bowery to create a site specific mural or poster. This public art project is both a destination for a specific audience and an unexpected art intervention for the passerby.

ART PRODUCTION FUND is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

IDEAS CITY is a festival that explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are a driving force behind the vitality of urban centers. IDEAS CITY was founded by the New Museum as a major collaborative initiative between dozens of arts, education, and community organizations working together to effect change. The festival is held every other year in New York with satellite conferences and workshops taking place in international cities during the alternate years. IDEAS CITY was launched in New York in 2011.

IDEAS CITY Topic 2012/2013: Untapped Capital

As the world’s resources continue to be endangered, depleted, and destroyed, we need to come up with new solutions and practices and develop new approaches. Rather than focusing on our deficits, this year’s IDEAS CITY encourages an examination of surplus capital that may be under-recognized or underutilized. There are many ways of thinking about what untapped capital could be: people, ideas, networks, raw materials, varied resources, and modes of communication. The topic of Untapped Capital provides a meeting place for developing alternative thinking, new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.

After Hours 2 is made possible with the generous support of Sotheby’s.


Different Roles of the Artist Representative Vs the Artist Agent

This is purely my opinion based on my personal experience–I have not asked any other arts professionals–but, IMO, an artist representative keeps artists in their company *stable* making them available to provide art services to their clients exclusively, while an artist agent gets the artist’s work out their, even hooking them up with artist representatives if that is right for their career. Some artists have referred to me as both an artist representative and an artist agent. Artist agent is more accurate for me by my definition. If an artist-client of mine painted high quality mural art, then I would connect them with this artist representative who handles high-end mural projects. Another artist representative handles commercial illustrators and photographers yet has a shop on their site to sell  fine art photographic prints, posters, books, cards, and canvas art. If my client’s work fit that specific market I would work to hook them up and get their work in that shop!

For artists who like to do it all themselves, I offer my contact list in PDF form for only $18.95. There really should be another one hundred dollars added to that price, but I am generous and like to help artists out. Of course the list is priceless if you use it to make valuable connections to advance your art career.

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Win Original Drawing in Contest to Name the New Public Art Murals to Replace Lost WPA Murals

One of the three missing Helen Lundeberg murals

Article written by Marie Kazalia was first published by Technorati News, as: Win Original Celebrity Portrait Drawing in Contest to Name the New Public Art Murals that will Replace Lost WPA Murals

In the early 1940s the U.S. Government’s Work Projects Administration, Federal Art Program (WPA/FAP) commissioned artist Helen Lundeberg to create nine murals for Los Angeles County’s Patriotic Hall lobby. The number of murals the artist actually completed was reduced to three as WWII caused Congress to end the WPA and eliminate funding.  The three murals ultimately completed were Preamble to the Constitution, which depicted several United States founding fathers clustered around the Constitution’s Preamble; Free Assembly, which illustrated a group gathering for discussion; and Free Ballot, which showed citizens lining up to vote. Each mural was done in oil paint, measured approximately 12’ wide by 15’ high, and each took eleven days to complete. Helen Lundeberg hand-painted them on site with the help of four assistants. The murals graced Patriotic Hall’s lobby for over thirty years until they were removed in the early 1970s and subsequently lost.  Despite extensive searches, so far no record of them has been found.  If you see works of art which may be the lost Lundeberg murals, please contact the Civic Art Program at 213-202-5858 or

Today photorealistic muralist Kent Twitchell is putting the finishing touches on a series of three large scale murals for the newly renovated Patriotic Hall. In anticipation of the installation, he invites you to propose a title – a single title for all three murals. Click here to see renderings of the Twitchell murals. Twitchell’s new interior murals will honor the originals Helen Lundeberg painted during the Works Progress Administration and unfortunately lost. Twitchell’s murals will reflect the content of the Lundeberg murals painted in 1942 which depicted three Constitutional freedoms – “The Preamble to the Constitution,” “Free Assembly” and “Free Ballot.”Nearly all of the models used for the new Patriotic Hall murals are veterans, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. The murals are commissioned under Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. They are part of a capital project to renovate Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; under the County’s civic art policy, one percent of project cost is set aside for the incorporation of civic art. Renovation is scheduled to be complete in fall 2012.Post your ideas on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Facebook page. Winners will receive their choice of one original celebrity portrait renderingcreated by Twitchell during the mural design process.The naming contest will close on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Kent Twitchell will select and announce the winner via Facebook in early September.