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‘The Gold Thinker,’ an Andy Warhol Original Painting, A Gold Marilyn Comparable Masterpiece, to Be Auctioned for Charity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Gold Thinker,” an Andy Warhol original painting, a Gold Marilyn comparable masterpiece, to be auctioned online with eBay for Charity November 7 – 17, 2016 at thegoldthinker.com, Michael P. Wilson, the painting’s owner, announced today. eBay For Charity will host the auction.

Picas Makes Perfect Photo Artwork

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Picas, a new free photo artwork application from Picas Inc. has recently been released for both Android and iOS. With machine learning algorithms using artificial intelligence in combination with neural networks, Picas can help you turn a regular photo into famous fine art paintings with different styles and effects.

World’s Biggest Participation Trophy for Trump’s Historic Campaign Run Dedicated in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nine-foot-tall trophy featuring a large gold and sienna head of Donald J. Trump on a gilded plinth is scheduled to be dedicated in Las Vegas next month before the election. The monumental statue, believed to be the World’s Largest Participation Trophy, in honor of Donald Trump’s presidential run, was sculpted by the commissioned artist Daniel Edwards. The dedication is scheduled for November 4 ,2016, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Colson Gallery and The Griffin Museum of Photography at Colson Gallery announce Grand Opening

EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing Colson Gallery at Eastworks and The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery – opening in September 2016: The Pioneer Valley’s newest dedicated photography gallery and a satellite location for The Griffin Museum of Photography is due to open at Eastworks in Easthampton in Suite 246. There will be a gallery preview all day during the Easthampton Artist Walk on September 10 and a Grand Opening from 5 – 8 p.m. on September 16, 2016.

Arrakis Arts Opens in Carlsbad, California

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community – Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.

Michael Phelps and Little Boomer’s Instagram Inspires First Virtual Reality Monument

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards will unveil what he believes is the First Virtual Reality Monument, one that honors Michael Phelps’s legacies as Olympian and father, featuring new son Boomer. Unveiling of The First Virtual Reality Monument is scheduled for November at Irv Art gallery in Indianapolis, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Johnny Depp Statue Shows Concern for Dogs in Custody Battle with Amber Heard

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Teen sculptor Rodman Edwards has created a statue of Johnny Depp and his dogs in the midst of the actor’s divorce proceedings with wife Amber Heard, portraying the actor as winning custody of their dogs. The sculpture, shown with saddened dogs, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Florida in August.

The Cultural Center of Pompano Beach Issues Call-to-Artists and Nonprofit Cultural Organizations

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cultural Center of Pompano Beach has announced a call-to-artists and nonprofit cultural organizations. The multidisciplinary venue, scheduled to open in early 2017, is seeking innovators in the visual and performing arts, digital and multi-media, music, dance, and theatre to become part of the Center’s “cultural collective.”

Why Donald Trump’s Bid for Presidency Related to New Art Movement is Essential? Artist Kaloust Guedel Explains

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Art imitates life.’ And it could not ring truer than in how a new contemporary art movement, Excessivism, founded by American artist, Kaloust Guedel, that showcases the excessiveness present in people’s lives, correlates to Donald Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

Venice HVAC Company Mahle Cool Air Sponsors Sarasota Chalk Fest Artist Craig Thomas

VENICE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mahle Cool Air and Heating returned as a sponsor for the Sarasota Chalk festival. The week-long event featured artists from the across the country as well as artists from outside the United States creating large murals in colorful chalk on the streets and sidewalks of Venice island.

Grant Hier, Laguna College of Art and Design Chair Nominated for Pushcart Prize

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

Teenage Walt Disney’s Scrapbook of Original Cartoon Drawings to Be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The only known existing scrapbook of original cartoons drawn by Walt Disney will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City this month, Phil Sears Collectibles LLC announced today. Walt Disney was no more than 17 years old when he drew the 13 cartoon characters in the scrapbook. Two of the characters are rodents, drawn a full 10 years before he created his iconic Mickey Mouse.

Excessivism is Best Kept Secret in the Art World

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art collectors have something to get excited about. It’s a new global art movement called ‘Excessivism’ and its early adopters date back to the late twentieth century. The movement’s founder, American artist Kaloust Guedel, explains that Excessivism is a commentary on economic materialism.

Fine Art Investment Firm ArteQuesta Proves Tech Isn’t Just for Silicon Valley

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta announces its new software for art collectors, the Art Portfolio Management System. ‘From a collector’s standpoint, our software offers simplicity for managing a collection without cutting corners or lowering standards,’ comments Rayah Levy, ArteQuesta’s Founder and Director.

Alec Monopoly Brings his Street Game

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alec Monopoly is at Guy Hepner and he’s bringing the streets with him. Who is Alec Monopoly? While his true identity remains a mystery, chances you’ve been to Los Angeles, New York, Miami or London, you’ve probably driven past the Monopoly artist’s graffiti murals featuring widely-known, wealthy pop-culture figures from childhood, like the Monopoly Man, Richie Rich or Uncle Scrooge, or his interpretations of celebrity icons.

Cory Allen Contemporary Art ‘Pop-up Church of Scientology’ Salutes Tom Cruise’s 25th Anniversary, Unveils Nude Shroud of Actor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A ‘nude shroud of Tom Cruise’ will be unveiled as a tribute to the actor’s 25th anniversary with the Church of Scientology. The silver anniversary celebration reaffirming his commitment will take place at a ‘Pop-up Church of Scientology’ near its Clearwater headquarters as part of a larger exhibit of the actor. Commissioned curator and artist Daniel Edwards assisted Cory Allen Contemporary Art with exhibition arrangements scheduled for August.

Celebrate the Arts at Jeff Fest – July 24-26, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine dancers hanging high above your head. Or an interactive drum experience for the whole family. Or seeing Hawaiian dancers in your own Chicago neighborhood. All this and more will be at Jeff Fest July 24-26, 2015.

Stetson Mansion ‘Florida’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction’ Hosts a Quilt Show and Tour July 18 to Aug. 1

DELAND, Fla., July 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 100 quilted items will be on display during guided tours of Florida’s ‘Gilded Age’ Stetson Mansion. Named by Trip Advisor as Florida’s ‘Most Popular Tourist Attraction,’ the Stetson Mansion is the restored and updated winter home of famed hat maker John B. Stetson.

Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Celebrates Local and Diverse Food and Beverages: Special Discount until July 4

CHICAGO, Ill., June 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every Chicago Festival needs the right food to complement the entertainment, and to satisfy every taste. Jeff Fest 2015 features the best of local neighborhoods and offers a wide range of culinary delights for everyone. ‘Jeff Fest is known for its food and its arts and music. We are kicking up the food a few notches this year, and have a broader assortment than ever before,’ says Amie Zander, Executive Director of the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce.

From Yard Waste to High Fashion: St. Pete Artists Save Florida Landfills ‘One Accessory at a Time’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by environmental sustainability, Scott Durfee and George Medeiros of Spathose will showcase the latest installment of their work with palm spathe in their upcoming show ‘Spathe’ at Cory Allen Contemporary Art’s The Showroom next week.

Laguna College of Art and Design Announces Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Celebration of 35th Anniversary

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship commemorating Burke’s 35 years with the college.

ArteQuesta Artist Evan Skrederstu announces collaboration with author Ryan Gattis on new, hard hitting novel ‘All Involved’

MILL VALLEY, Calif., April 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announces that ‘Ernie’s Last Ride,’ a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis’s latest novel, ‘All Involved’ (ISBN: 978-0062378798).

Senator Tom Cotton Treason Monument Created By Artist Protesting ‘American Apathy’

WASHINGTON D.C. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the U.S. takes a major step toward reaching a full agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, artist Daniel Edwards has created a ‘treason monument,’ featuring a bust of Senator Tom Cotton, as a protest to the ‘apathy of the American people’ regarding the 47 Senate Republicans who sent the unauthorized letter, at Cotton’s behest, to Iranian leadership that undermined the U.S. negotiations, to be unveiled later this month by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

ArteQuesta Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin – Breaks down Financial Barriers and Opens Economic Doors

MILL VALLEY, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

Rocha Art Presents John Waguespack’s ‘Channeling The Dionysian’ April 10 – May 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Francisco based artist John Waguespack unveils a new chapter in his creative evolution in ‘Channeling the Dionysian,’ a solo exhibition at Rocha Art. In his first solo exhibition in over a year, Waguespack’s work is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s dramatic theory of the ‘Dionysian’ and ‘Apollonian’ modes of the human mind.

Aspen Art Gallery Emerging Artist Program, part of Flight to Luxury Charity Event, benefits Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

DENVER Colo., Feb. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Art Gallery is happy to announce the creation of a new Emerging Artist Program designed introduce new and talented artists, and give them a chance for national recognition as well as a gallery showcase. As a Diamond Sponsor of the annual Flight to Luxury Hangar Event, presented by Cuvee Escapes, Aspen Art Gallery and its group of represented artists have donated art works to be auctioned at the event, with all proceeds given to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

Mark and Jan Hilbert of the Hilbert Collection Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ (Watercolor on Paper, 10 x 14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college’s permanent collection.

Nude Statue of Dr. Huxtable Protests Cosby’s TV Hall of Fame Busts?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A teenage artist’s protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show’ to replace the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture depicted with a saddened Fat Albert, created by young sculptor Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Commissioned to Paint Star Wars Beetle as Part of Mask Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed Mask Series of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

Fine Artist Cindy Walton’s Work Featured in 40th Anniversary Winter Show at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 40 artists from the last 10 years chosen to show selected works at Winter Show 2014, a well-respected exhibition in North Carolina. The show opens with an exclusive ‘First Choice’ art credit event on Wednesday, Dec. 3; a ‘Collector’s Choice’ ticketed fundraising event on Saturday, Dec. 6; and a free public offering on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2-5 p.m.

ArteQuesta Announces Limited Edition Art Print From Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled ‘Titanus’ for ArteQuesta clients. ArteQuesta helps individuals, families, companies and institutions build investment quality art collections.

Damian Guillot, owner of Aspen Art Gallery, and two of the gallery’s most established artists, Mark Harris and James Vilona are appearing at SOFA Chicago 2014

ASPEN, Colo., Nov. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, Damian Guillot, owner of Aspen Art Gallery, along with artists and sculptors Mark Yale Harris and James Vilona are making the journey to be featured in the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.

Artist Makes Sculpture Transforming Bottles and Headphones

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Brain Works’ sculpture in San Jose, Calif., is the latest public art installation for Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. President, Marta Thoma Hall. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

Laguna College of Art and Design Partners with Project Gado to Bring the Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty Images

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

Art Gallery Goes Rogue with No Fees, No Commissions

RANDSBURG, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Randall ‘Hoot’ Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery, announces his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. ‘I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that’s right, 100 percent,’ says Smith.

ArteQuesta Offers New Art Investment Program for Military Families

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ArteQuesta announces a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

ArteQuesta Artist Evan Skrederstu Announces Participation in Upcoming Japanese Yokai Exhibit

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta today announced that Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based urban artist and member of street-art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), will be a featured artist in an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Beware! Yokai!’ at the Empire Seven Studios in San Jose, Calif.

Recently Leaked Nude Images of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to be Displayed in Upcoming Show in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that the recently leaked nude images of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Supermodel Kate Upton will be the latest additions to L.A. artist XVALA’s ‘Fear Google’ campaign and will be on display to the public, unaltered, in the artist’s upcoming show ‘No Delete’ next month at CACA’s The Showroom; located in the Warehouse Arts District in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Aspen Art Gallery becomes a Diamond Sponsor of the Flight to Luxury – Benefitting Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Art Gallery today donated original art pieces from many of its established artists, including Malotte and Rae, James Vilona, Linda Israel, Mark Yale Harris, Nadaleena Mirat Brettman, Sherri Mignonne, Isabelle Dupuy, Randy Cooper, and Christopher Owen Nelson – a total value of more than $333,000 in art to be auctioned by the 5th Annual Flight to Luxury, A Red Carpet Hangar Party, presented by Cuvee Escapes, benefitting Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

ArteQuesta Adds New Artworks to Israeli Masters Collection in Continued Effort to Preserve Art and Culture of Israel

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company has announced new artworks to be added to the Israeli Masters Collection as part of their continued effort to preserve Israeli art and culture. The collection was created over ten years ago to gather and preserve historically significant artworks and artifacts by Israeli artists during Israel’s diaspora and the emergence of the Jewish state in 1948.

ArteQuesta Launches New Fully Featured Website Providing Clients with Art Market Expertise

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s website is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

Abstractionist Cindy Walton Receives ‘Honorable Mention’ in 3rd National East End Arts Exhibit

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fine artist Cindy Walton joins an elite selection group of artists in the 3rd National Juried East End Arts Exhibit, ‘The Creative Process.’ The Gallery show opens today and runs through Sept. 28, 2014.

More than a Dozen to Perform at Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival’s SUMMER ARTS STAGE

CHICAGO, Ill., July 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy.

Pope Francis’s World Cup Advice Inspires Spirit of True Fraternity Banner for Gay Pride

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to Pope Francis’s wish for ‘a wonderful World Cup, played in a spirit of true fraternity,’ artist Daniel Edwards depicts the pope in a ‘true fraternity for gay pride’ banner, showing support for the pope’s aggressive efforts for human rights and equality, that will debut in St. Petersburg, Fla. this month, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Contemporary Artist John Waguespack Launches Kickstarter for Upcycled Home Goods Line

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Contemporary San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador’s Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets – all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.

Abstractionist Cindy Walton Receives International Award Recognitions

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fine artist Cindy Walton is the recipient of two international award recognitions in the annual ‘All Women Art Competition,’ by the Light Space and Time, an online art gallery. The awards confirm Walton’s prestige as an emergent artist of significance in the national and international arenas.

World’s First PR Gallery to Open in Florida This Week

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces they will open the doors to their new concept The Showroom, the world’s first public relations gallery, this Thursday in the Warehouse Arts District in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Abstractionist Cindy Walton is Featured Artist at Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton, of Asheville, N.C., shows selected works in ‘Beneath the Surface,’ her series at the Tyler White Gallery, 307 State Street, May 16-June 30, highlighted by a Lunch and Learn demonstration Friday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and attendance at the Artists’ Reception from 5-8 p.m.

Collector’s Choice Raises Funds for Next Generation of Artists and Designers at Laguna College of Art and Design

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., March 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, 92651.

HARD CANDY by John Waguespack and Katja Tapia at Ian Ross Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ian Ross Gallery is pleased to bring you its first two-person show for 2014. As a gallery committed to showing the work of local talents, we are very excited to be showing prolific San Francisco artist John Waguespack and introduce rising star Katja Tapia, both new to the Ian Ross Gallery. This joint exhibit brings together two talented forces that work in different styles and techniques.

Care Bears Donning Jay Z’s Apparel for Barneys New York Slated for eBay

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards depicts Jay Z as a Care Bear pal with Funshine Bear on the rap mogul’s shoulder wearing Leather Boxing Shorts from the Barneys New York collection, accompanied by six designer ornaments to be auctioned on eBay, with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling. The work will be unveiled online this week, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

John Waguespack Exhibits Climate Control at 111 Minna Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 111 Minna Gallery proudly presents the second installment of prolific San Francisco Artist, John Waguespack, who nearly sold out his first solo show with the gallery in 2012. Waguespack was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont San Francisco and for the second year in a row has been selected to showcase work at Art Basel Miami’s Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Waguespack will exhibit his latest work ‘Climate Control’ at 111 Minna Gallery through January 31, 2014.

John Waguespack’s ‘Uplifting’ to Represent San Francisco in Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel, Miami

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Waguespack is the San Francisco winner of the 4th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for ‘Uplifting,’ a portrait of Kate Moss, one of the most influential models of our time. John was a Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series representative for San Francisco in 2012, this is his second year representing San Francisco at Art Basel, Miami.

Abstractionist Cindy Walton’s Work Featured in National Juried Exhibition of Encaustic, Wax Artists

CERILLOS, N.M., Oct. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton, Asheville, N.C., has been chosen as one of 49 encaustic and wax artists from across the United States to show her selected work, ‘Wind Swept,’ at the Third Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition of the Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico.

‘Sailing Through Pinball’ opens at the Pacific Pinball Museum August 30, 2013

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America’s Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting. Since the 1930s, pinball machines, a uniquely American invention and art form, were principally manufactured in Chicago and shipped to all corners of the world. Pinball was imbued with an optimistic, vibrant energy of adventure, excitement and escapism.

New to Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival is a Juried Fine Art Photography Show presented by Chicago Creative Coalition

CHICAGO, Ill., May 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New to fest-goers at the Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 26-28, 2013, is a much-anticipated Juried Fine Art Photography Show presented by the Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) entitled ‘C3 PhotoArt Fest.’ The show will be limited to no more than 50 selected images and is open to original works. C3 invites you to submit images online by June 7, 2013. The entry fee is $35, and covers up to four images.

Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian ‘Fertility Statue’ Unveiling in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for ‘good luck’ is set for L.A. exhibit. The nude statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The recent work, part of the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Leaked 3D Ultrasounds of Kimye and the Duchess of Cambridge: Prenatal Portraits of Celebrity Babies in Upcoming L.A. Unveiling

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by celebrity artist Daniel Edwards; concluding the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

‘Merging Harmonies’ Opens at the Calumet Gallery in Santa Ana, Calif.

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘This is an exceptional exhibit, one that offers deeply personal work from photographers launching new themes,’ noted Bob Killen, the fine art program leader for Calumet University, the education and events division of Calumet Photographic.

Abstractionist Cindy Walton Shares Work in Pecha Kucha Presentation at Green Hill Center

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Asheville fine artist Cindy Walton has been selected as one of 20 North Carolina abstractionists to present her work, technique, and inspiration in the innovative Pecha Kucha style on Tuesday, April 23, as part of the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art spring focus on abstract art.