August 2011 Blog Posts (34)

Art Grant - Queens area

Queens Council on the Arts Invites Artists and Arts Organizations to Apply for Arts Fund Grants
Grants of from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to Queens-based artists and arts organizations for projects in a range of disciplines to benefit the citizens of Queens and for capacity-building initiatives.
Deadline: October 5, 2011

Added by Adrienne DeVine on August 31, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

How I Stopped "Dilly Dallying" And Got Busy Marketing My Work

I got tired of waiting so long for a Guggenheim to come to my house and ring my doorbell.( Peggy Guggenheim was the benefactress for artist Jackson Pollock)  I finally gave up on her 15 years ago.<ha ha>


For many years I thought I might get lucky like Jackson Pollock. I painted a lot of pictures that were piled high in my studio and in my home.


About 15 years ago when the Fairy Godmother or Godfather had not shown up at my…


Added by Delores Surry-Smith on August 28, 2011 at 4:44pm — 6 Comments

The Saga of African Dance

This is a notice to inform the members that JPAS (Journal of Pan African Studies) will publish a special issue of the magazine. My article will be the lead article in this special edition. It is an on line publication. Please be on the look out for it. The publication date is September 1, 2011.

Added by Doris Green on August 26, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments


Photo by Eli Leon

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Laverne Brackens

Fairfield, TX



Added by Sherry Ann Byrd on August 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

the eastcoast earthquake

hope no one lost anything(had any breakage). i lost a g.  redfern vase that was shaken off a stand.

Added by J. Harvey on August 24, 2011 at 9:33pm — No Comments

The Jazz Photographs of Francis Wolff

During the 1950's and 60's Francis Wolff was the "official" photographer of…


Added by Jarvis Grant on August 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weds. (8/24/2011)*9pm c/10pm e/7pm p*The Chitlin' Circuit And The Road To Rock 'N' Roll


4 Years In The Tank Now It's Time To Get $Bank$

***Radio Free Dixie For The 21st…

Added by Ronald Herd II on August 24, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments


    LOVE & ART



I don't subscribe to the dictionary nor any man made explanation of Love,no one can explain Love,its not descriptive; God is Love/creator of Love.God is nature as nature is Love, so,let no one tell you about Love,Love is not about telling;Have you ever watched an artist create?How can one know if Love is real?Love is Life & Life is Love;Its like Art is life and Art cannot lie,as nature cannot lie;Don't go out searching for love,Love is You,Love…


Added by John Powell on August 22, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Have You Ever Been Hooked by a "Be Back" That never Showed?

He walked into my booth wearing a Brooks Brothers Suit,$300.00 Shirt,Manicured Nails, $200.00 Haircut and Shoes so polished that you could see yourself in them. He had a subtle smell of very expensive cologne about himself. You could tell he was in command of his universe (or so he thought).


I welcomed him into  my booth and made small talk as he browsed among my latest works of art. As I looked at him an old song by the OJays came to my…


Added by Delores Surry-Smith on August 22, 2011 at 5:48pm — 6 Comments

Morisseau on exhibit

Award winning African American artist, Carole Morisseau will have works on exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African  American History, September 1, 2011 to January 8, 2012.  The exhibit opening 

reception is Thursday, September 1 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.  You are invited to join us at the opening of "Perceptions".

Added by carole morisseau on August 20, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

Crown Heights Children's History Quilt by Faith Ringgold

I applied for this commission in 1993 with Per Cent For Art.  I wanted to create something hopeful for our children in a world of Hate. Folk tales are a traditional source of Hope all over the world. I won. The original work is installed at PS 22 in…


Added by Faith Ringgold on August 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


How many of you have submitted work to Bombay Sapphire?

Added by Carole Joyce on August 18, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Artists and Social Media, Artwrite, August 2011

According to the photographer Trevor Brown, however, his photography being posted on brought about his first ‘big break’ with a gallery outside of New York. He says “being on Flickr led to my international debut this year. My presence on Facebook only cemented this. I maintain…


Added by Trevor Brown on August 15, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

Your cell phone contacts may be at risk

by Esther Ervin on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at…

Added by Esther Ervin on August 14, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Charlie Phillips gets 'Rootical' in London's Portobello Road...

Charlie Phillips, Photographer

Last Thursday evening in London’s Portobello Road brought out the great and good to…


Added by Ameena M. McConnell on August 14, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Artistic Vision

How much can one learn about an artist by looking at his work? A review of painter, sculptor and poet, Gerald Griffin's latest pieces reveals a great deal about the soft-spoken artist's life and passions.

    Emotionally intense people in urban cityscapes, Dynamic geometrical shapes and hidden layers of under laying images within a unique cubist composition, Historically provocative scenes from the Black experience in America that both uplift and haunt the viewer. Each scene conveys a… Continue

Added by Gerald Griffin on August 13, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Nicole Gallery Chicago Closing After Nearly 3 Decades of Successful Business

Nicole Gallery was founded in 1986 by Nicole Smith a "self made" business woman who began her career in 1971 as curator of the Centre d'art de Port-au-Prince in Haiti. For more than twenty-five years she has provided the Chicago art scene with a multi-cultural mix of artists, styles and asthetics. The gallery represented some of the finest Haitian, African, African American and world renowned artists. Through her ties to the art markets she has been instrumental in…


Added by Pamela E. Johnson on August 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

F. Lennox Campello: Building on Art History

Dear Readers,

Congrats to all the artists featured in the recent release 100 ARTISTS OF WASHINGTON DC by the respected author F. Lennox Campello. He is a respected contemporary author/critic/artist to which I have had the fortune to meet here in BLACK ART IN AMERICA.COM, the leading online African American art network in the world. 

He is a serious thinker in the national art scene, and his track record clearly revealed his powerful commitment to art and artists. I encourage…


Added by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on August 13, 2011 at 1:41am — No Comments

My Artists Statement

Following the contour of the young black feminine experience artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts paints every stroke with her identity.  Inspired by the beauty and evolution of her journey Imani hopes to open the thoughts of her viewers. Born in Washington DC and currently in her sophomore year at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY Imani’s goals are to grow as an artist and eventually become an art educator. “When preparation meets creativity and opportunity, success manifests. Stay prepared for…


Added by Imani Shanklin Roberts on August 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bangkok Based Author, Poet, Activist Live on Lynnette's Book World


Ivory Simone, author of ‘Havasu Means Blue Water’ will talk with Lynnette Phillips of Lynnette’s Book World on Blog Talk Radio

PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 06, 2011 - The multi talented Ivory Simone will be talking with Lynnette Phillips Saturday, August 13 at 3:00 PM (Pacific) on the Blog Talk Radio program Lynnette’s Book…

Added by Ivory Simone on August 7, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

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