Art School | Mar 05, 2014
Draw a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure and enter to win a signed painting by Sirron Norris!
Art School | Feb 28, 2014
Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.
Visual Arts | Feb 27, 2014
The late artist Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field in Western New Mexico is an immersive Land Art sculpture designed to attract lightning. Different ways of experiencing the work come to the fore when the skies are clear. By Christian L. Frock
Art Review | Feb 23, 2014
The Mills College Art Museum presents moving and expansive work by artist Anne Colvin and filmmaker Margaret Tait, creating a space for discovery and contemplation. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art School | Feb 22, 2014
Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.
Help Desk | Feb 18, 2014
In which our wise columnist offers tips on how to break up with your gallery. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014
An eclectic group show featuring the paintings, drawings, watercolors and mixed-media creations of several local artists and cyclists opens this Saturday, February 8. By Jenny Oh
Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014
Zubair Simab fled Afghanistan at 17, eventually emigrating to the Bay Area. With his calligraphy, he seeks both to preserve the ancient art of beautifying Arabic texts and to build understanding among cultures. By Cynthia Stone
Event | Feb 05, 2014
Some highlights from last weekend's art book fair, which featured over 260 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers -- the Bay Area very well represented among them. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Visual Arts | Jan 31, 2014
Photojournalist Robin Bowman has been working on her American Teenager Project in various locations across the U.S. since the early 2000s. The latest iteration is a collaboration with Richmond teens that runs through March 7, 2014 at the Richmond Art Center. By Kristin Farr
Art & Design : NPR
On a state visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth II was given a modernist portrait. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the queen was unimpressed.
Once the province of nobles, food sculptures became the art of the people in America. Nowhere is this truer than the butter sculpture, a form that is at once familiar and impressive.
Donald Featherstone modeled the lawn ornament after images he saw in National Geographic. "Things I did made people happy, and that's what life is all about," he said in 2006.
Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
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