Author: Oliver Huntington

10 of the Best Art Competitions to Enter in 2019

Photo: Khara Woods If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. And if you’re living the infamous “starving artist” lifestyle, this is also a way to pull yourself out of a rough spot by potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects. There are loads of different competitions out there, from world renowned painting contests to inspiring digital art challenges. With so much to choose from, we’ve created a guide to help you decide which competitions are best suited to...

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Tools we made

Collage art of Laura Lein-Svencner: Tools we made Pages A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, “Everything will be alright in the end…if it is not alright it must not be the...

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Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel in a different context

As I was walking around my neighborhood in Belleville, NJ, I noticed this “wheel” (below left) perched overhead, at this wire connection point hanging over someone’s driveway. I’m not sure what purpose it serves – maybe to keep squirrels from running along this line? – but it made me think of Marcel Duchamp’s “Bicycle Wheel,” 1951, which is seen below right and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern...

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Art Deco Meets Arabesque at Nordoy, Tel Aviv’s Oldest Hotel

It’s hard to miss Hotel Nordoy: a regal establishment with a dusky pink art deco facade topped off with a stunning silver dome that—at sunset—turns aglow with the rays of the sun. The hotel has become a landmark in Tel Aviv’s bustling district of Nachlat Binyamin. Built in 1925 by by Yehuda Megidovich, Tel Aviv’s first city engineer, it is the oldest active hotel in the city. The building had seen some years, so Ben Braverman, the man behind the quirky and colorful Hotel CUCU, took over this historic icon and initiated the restoration into a minimal, modern pad. Nordoy straddles...

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What I've been exploring lately

Collage art of Laura Lein-Svencner: What I’ve been exploring lately Pages A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, “Everything will be alright in the end…if it is not alright it must not be the End” What I’ve been exploring...

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