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Page 5 of Fine Art and Artists News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Nude Bieber and Gomez Portrait as Monument to National Exceptionalism – Justin and Selena as ‘One’ in Canadian ‘Garden of Eden’

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite breakup rumors, Teen Choice Award winners Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are presented as a 21st Century Adam and Eve in a new life size portrait created by controversial American artist Daniel Edwards. The portrait depicts the teenagers almost entirely nude, with a Canadian maple leaf and a Texas lone star covering their most intimate parts. The portrait will be unveiled at Dallas’s New Fine Arts, near Gomez’s hometown, at a time yet to be announced by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Osama Bin Laden Death Sculpture Gets Name from Facebook

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A naked Osama Bin Laden, laden with sea crabs and shackled to a U.S. Navy SEALs cement block at the bottom of the sea receives its official title, courtesy of the friends on Facebook. The Osama Bin Laden sculpture is the latest by New York artist Daniel Edwards, and is being unveiled this week on Facebook, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

20×200 to Offer Celebrity Benefit Edition from David Bowie

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fans of legendary musician David Bowie can now own a rare artwork by the iconoclast via 20×200.com. In support of Housing Works Thrift Shop’s ‘Design on a Dime’ fundraising event, the pioneering art e-commerce site 20×200 announced it is releasing a special benefit print by Bowie. Bowie’s art print, IMAN No. 1, will be unveiled at Design on a Dime, and will make its online debut on 20×200 on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

20×200 to Offer Celebrity Benefit Edition from Simon Doonan

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fashion, design and art are uniting for a great cause, and now art collectors everywhere can get in on the action at 20×200.com. In support of Housing Works Thrift Shop’s Design on a Dime fundraising event, the pioneering art e-commerce site 20×200 announced it will release a limited-edition print by renowned style commentator and Barneys New York Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan.

Paul Madonna Exclusively Sells Drawing from ‘All Over Coffee’ Series at 20×200

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Madonna, the San Francisco-based artist and cartoonist known for his ‘All Over Coffee’ series, is exclusively releasing a detailed ink wash drawing through 20×200.com, the place to discover and buy art online. Titled ‘Studio, All Over Coffee #392,’ the limited-edition print is an up close and personal look inside the artist’s studio, where he produces the beloved series of strips and other cartoons and sketches.

Ely Winter Festival Slated for February 3-13, 2011 in Ely, Minnesota

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the 17th annual Ely Winter Festival slated for February 3-13, 2011, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events with something for all ages and interests, ranging from the annual Mukluk Ball, Sled Dog Rides, and historic Voyageur Encampment, to a crafts fair, ice fishing contest, food events, and the Ely ArtWalk taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

John Waguespack Solo Exhibition at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Waguespack, is showcasing his latest exhibit at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco December 3-31, 2010. ‘RECONSTRUCTION’ will be his first solo exhibition and will take place at The McLoughlin Gallery at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco, located just off of Union Square.

Green Art in Shades of Blue by Thoma Hall in Blaine, WA

BLAINE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What you throw away may come back to haunt you. Original bottles were discovered by workers while excavating in an old landfill site and artist Thoma Hall embraced the opportunity to incorporate them into ‘Journey of a Water Drop.’ A dozen original glass bottles are among the 325 bottles in the art installation and visitors are challenged to locate them.

/*CORRECTION*/ A Permanent Green Art Installation by Marta Thoma Hall is in the New Walnut Creek Library Opening July 17th

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a press release issued June 22 on behalf of Marta Thoma Hall, there was an inadvertent error in specifying the date of the event, as provided by the news source. As issued, the event date had been noted in the text as July 16, when it should have stated July 17th, 2010, at the new Walnut Creek Library.

A Permanent Green Art Installation by Marta Thoma Hall is in the New Walnut Creek Library Opening

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green art is only one way to describe the new suspended sculpture by Marta Thoma Hall at the new Walnut Creek Library north entrance. The art spirals overhead in a galaxy of glass bottles floating upward in space like stars and cosmic bodies. The bottles are an assortment of the every day kind, in various shades of blue, green, purple, and rose.

Conservative Graffiti Street Artist Takes on Tiger Woods and Family Values

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tabloid artist Xvala will introduce his latest art piece, the ‘Tiger Woods Rambovian Rosewood Glory Hole And Golf Furniture’ in a soon to be revealed location on April 21st in Los Angeles, California. Today Tiger Woods returns to the PGA to contend at the 2010 Masters after a five month hiatus and media frenzied exploitation of his private affairs. In his return, Woods will have the support from some, including the notable sponsor Nike.

The Art of Connecting: Bringing Together a Downtown Los Angeles Art Gallery, a Local Jewelry Designer and Local Networking Expert for a Mixer and Talk

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PYO Gallery LA is hosting an event with the Gallery Director, Heidi Chang, Jewelry Designer, Claudia Endler and Author and Speaker, Dr. Bill Saleebey. ‘THE ART OF CONNECTING: Drawing Others to You’ is the subject of a presentation by Saleebey, author of ‘Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag’ at PYO Gallery LA in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, April 29, featuring the contemporary art of Young Ha Park and the contemporary jewelry of artist Claudia Endler of Claudia Endler Designs.

‘Brangelina Forever’ Inspires Harmony in Bedroom of $500K Home Built in Their ‘Name’

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phantom-Financial announces the December unveiling of the sculpture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in an amorous embrace by artist Daniel Edwards, just minutes from Brad Pitt’s own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The sculpture is part of the 4,000 sq. ft., $500,000 house named The Brangelina, by the Los Angeles artist known as Xvala.

C. Anthony Gallery and Pop Artist Steve Kaufman Present Olympic Silver Medalist and Hall of Fame Skier Billy Kidd

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, December 4, from 4 – 6 p.m., come meet and greet this true skiing legend. Billy’s honors include 1970 World Champion, First American male to win an Olympic Medal in Alpine skiing, only person in history to win both the World Pro Championships and FIS World Championship in the same year, Olympic Silver Medalist and a member of the Skiing Hall of Fame; plus, Steve Kaufman, ‘the former assistant to Andy Warhol.’

Aspen Grove Fine Art and Internationally Acclaimed Pop Artist Steve Kaufman Proudly Present Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso

ASPEN, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, November 28, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., come meet and greet Julia, sponsored by La Croix Water, during her only U.S. races prior to defending her Olympic Gold Medal, and Steve Kaufman, ‘the former assistant to Andy Warhol.’ Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see Kaufman’s colorful paintings of Julia, Bode Miller, Billy Kidd, Marilyn and many more American Icons come alive on canvas.

C. Anthony Gallery and ‘Internationally Acclaimed Pop Artist’ Steve Kaufman Proudly Present Four Time World Champion and Two Time Olympic Medalist Bode Miller

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, December 5 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., come meet and greet Bode during his only U.S. races prior to the 2010 Olympics and Steve Kaufman, ‘the former assistant to Andy Warhol.’ Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see Kaufman’s colorful paintings of Bode, Julia Mancuso, Billy Kidd, Marilyn and many more American Icons come alive on canvas.

A New Kind of Village – An Intern’s Project for Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I wanted to make a difference to improve the rider’s experience during my time at Special Equestrians,’ states intern Louis Taylor. As part of a unique collaboration between Foundations Community Partnership and Special Equestrians, Louis worked for ten weeks as a student intern for the Summer Youth Corp Program, sponsored through Foundations Community Partnership. During that time he divided his time between intensive classes, and Special Equestrians Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs.

Nude Angelina Jolie Park Bench Statue Provides Landmark for Public Breastfeeding

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For World Breastfeeding Week, Phantom-Financial announces the unveiling of a life-size park bench sculpture of Angelina Jolie nude with her twin babies by New York artist Daniel Edwards just minutes from Brad Pitt’s own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area in September before its Fall exhibition in London. ‘Landmark for Breastfeeding,’ inspired by last year’s cover of W magazine featuring Angelina Jolie suckling her baby.

New Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging: ‘Fractopia’ by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Simmons’ ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover – limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book. Some of the art has been called sexual in nature, including the piece called ‘godheart.’

First time ever Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman (teacher and his assistant – student) are having a Pop Art Show in Las Vegas July 4th

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Centaur Art Galleries is pleased to present the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and his former assistant, Steve Kaufman. The exhibition of the ‘Master’ and his ‘student,’ reunited at last and exhibited together, is Centaur Art Galleries’ most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.

‘Through the Prism of Green Eyes’ – Lana Lucas – InterArt Gallery May 19-30

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Russian-born painter Lana Lucas will bring her contemporary surrealistic watercolor paintings to the InterArt Gallery in New York City in an exhibition that is sure to stir deep emotions and heighten visual senses. Lana Lucas has created a name for herself with paintings that feature rich, vibrant colors contrasted with very dark subjects that invite the viewer into a beautiful, yet strangely dangerous world.

Cape Artist Recognized by National Oil Painters Association

WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass., April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oil Painters of America (OPA) announced that Ronald Tinney has been juried into its 2009 National Exhibition of Traditional Oils. The show will be held at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from May 1 through May 31, 2009.

Wham Bang Comics Debuts The Legend of Night Owl

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give Jake Tinsley five minutes and he’ll sell you his latest comic book. It doesn’t matter where you meet Jake: on an airplane; in a restaurant; in the halls of his middle school. At 14, Jake is one of the youngest comic book writers in the U.S. and has more than a year of sales experience under his belt. He has authored five comic books and 20 comic strips, launched art shows at three galleries, and served as an expert panelist during a comic book convention in Las Vegas.

Ely, Minnesota Celebrates 15th Annual Winter Festival Feb 6-16, 2009

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the Ely Winter Festival slated for February 6-16, 2009, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events for all ages, abilities and interests; ranging from Sled Dog Rides, an historic Voyageur Encampment, cross-country ski specials and outdoor ice skating; to a crafts fair, several dinners, musical concerts and art events taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

Fountain Miami to Open During Art Basel Weekend This December

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fountain Miami, the alternative art exhibition known for presenting cutting-edge and independent art galleries, sets up shop in an industrial warehouse located at 25th Street and North Miami Avenue for its latest installment this December. Fountain is a guerrilla-style art event, dubbed by many as the ‘Anti Art Fair’ for its brash, off-the-wall offerings of non-traditional art exhibitions in the art fair environment.

‘Bee Behr…Over the Years’ – Presenting the Art of Beatrice Van der Pool Behr

GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creations of 95-year-old working artist, Bee Behr, will be presented in an exclusive exhibit, ‘Bee Behr…Over the Years,’ from November 2 – 21, 2008 at The Art Gallery & Studio of Nelle Lee Hayes, in Greenville, NC. A direct quote from Bee Behr, ‘I don’t think in the same direction as most people,’ gives perhaps the best insight into the unique talent of this artist… over the years; 95 years, to be exact.

Michelle Obama Sculpture Remains Through Election

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Possibly foreshadowing next month’s presidential election results is the overwhelming show of support for the decision to keep a portrait bust of Michelle Obama on display at Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery. Viewers walking into the west village gallery earlier this month were polled about whether to keep Michelle Obama’s likeness on display until the election.

Amusing Ourselves to Death in the Art World

NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist, Xvala, is introducing two new art series at MAINSITE Contemporary Art. The opening is scheduled for Friday, October 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 122 East Main Street in Norman. The works will be exhibited through November 29. The artist, Xvala, says he, wants to ‘look like Jeff Koons, feel like Damien Hirst, and be a prince like Richard Prince.’

Michelle Obama’s Sexy Mannequin Bust: NYC Gallery’s ‘First Lady’ Fashion Makeover

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First Lady hopeful Michelle Obama receives an ‘Inaugural Ball’ makeover for providing a makeover to the face of the U.S. The sexy, bare-shouldered style-enhancement highlights Obama’s ethnicity to create a new fashion template for the 21st Century First Lady, and is the latest installment of sculptor Daniel Edwards’ ‘Inspire America’ series, courtesy of Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Two Paintings by Ronald Tinney Are Selected for Prestigious Boston Competition

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out of 200 entries submitted by 70 artists from around New England working in the realist tradition, 35 paintings were selected for The Guild of Boston Artists’ Annual New England Representational Competition. Two of the 35 are Sunrise Magic and Resting Quietly by Ronald Tinney, an artist based in West Barnstable, Mass.

Oprah Winfrey Depicted with Late Dogs in Puppies’ Memorial – New York Gallery Appeals to Pet Lovers with Exhibit

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An exhibit dedicated to the memory of Oprah Winfrey’s late dogs opens in Manhattan’s West Village, helping to promote pet safety awareness. A life-size monument depicts puppy versions of Oprah’s Cocker Spaniel Sophie and Golden Labrador Gracie atop the head of the talk show icon by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards. The Puppies’ Memorial will be exhibited at Leo Kesting Gallery on May 22nd.

Robert Cipriani’s Award-Winning ‘Passages’ Painting Series Marked for Two Upcoming Art Exhibitions

DUXBURY, Mass., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2003, Passages 2 received Directors’ Choice of Outstanding Painting at the Cambridge Art Association. Passages, Ocean to Bay 1 won ‘Artist of the Year, Painting’ at the Cambridge Art Association Members’ Prize Show in 2005 and was selected ‘Best Cape Cod Landscape’ at the Cape Cod Art Association in 2007. Today, painter and designer Robert Cipriani continues to evolve his award-winning ‘Passages’ paintings.

Chicago to Host ‘Oprah Sarcophagus’ from the Artist Who Created Nude Britney Spears on Bear Skin Rug

CHICAGO, Ill., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A gilded coffin lid bearing Oprah’s full-figured likeness by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, designed to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late, lands in Chicago this week. Edwards is offering his latest creation of the television icon to break the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals. The Oprah Sarcophagus, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 24th.

Oprah Burial Mask a Tribute to Inner Beauty – Golden Likeness of TV Talk Queen Winfrey Debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of last year’s farewell tour of the King Tut exhibit starts this year’s tour of the gilded likeness of talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Burial Mask will debut in Chicago April 24th, near Oprah’s Harpo Studios at GARDENfresh Gallery, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Oprah Sarcophagus Reaches Out to Unprepared Retirees – Health Care Reform Will Come Too Late for Some Baby Boomers

CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late.

Photographic Fine Art Lamps Feature New Environmentally Responsible LED Lighting

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holland Scott Gallery today announces the debut of the Environmentally Responsible Green Energy Fine Art Lamps. These lamps combine energy-efficiency technology with fine-art design.

Altered Britney Spears Tabloid Image Challenges the Art World

NORMAN, Okla. – Feb. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last year, images of Britney Spears’ shaved head were splayed all over the media. And, in celebration of Spears, Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman is exhibiting an appropriated image for public viewing through March 28. Los Angeles artist, known as XVALA, set out to define Spears’ spiritual, emotional and economical value.

Barbaro to be Remembered with Statue in Central Park

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A statue of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will be unveiled at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. The unveiling will correspond with the introduction of a proposal titled Barbaro’s Law, urging the mandatory disclosure of race-related horse injuries and fatalities. ‘The Barbaro Memorial’ by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 30th, the week of the 134th Kentucky Derby.

Asheville, NC Artist Launches National I Am Thankful Postcard Art Project – Submit Postcards Now

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This fall artist Damaris Pierce launches her new, national postcard art project just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The project, entitled ‘I Am Thankful,’ encourages individuals of all ages and organizations such as craft guilds, public schools and counseling centers to create original postcard artwork expressing gratitude.

Sculpture Honors Holocaust Victims – Exclusive Exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gallery of Historical Figures announces ‘The Holocaust,’ a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.