August 2012 Blog Posts (61)


Just as I recovered from the shock art event in Sweden created by artist Makode Linde...

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Added by Delorys Welch Tyson on August 31, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

I had the good fortune to see the Linotype documentary last night at an AIGA function at The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.I was moved by the film, see it if you ever get the chance.The film…

I had the good fortune to see the Linotype documentary last night at an AIGA function at The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.I was moved by the film, see it if you ever get the chance.The film is a prime example of the formula  that makes good content for today's consumers.We are all consumers of media and when the formula(Story+People +Design=Good Content) is done right it is satisfying to the soul and the intellect.The film depicts the impact and history of the Linotype machine that…


Added by Dennis Staples on August 28, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Inappropriate picture

I cannot read spanish so my co worker read it for me and this is a very disrespectful portrayal of First Lady Michelle Obama.  Even if you cannot read spanish, the picture is inappropriate, full stop!!! Michelle and President Obama have faced an enormous amount of disrespect which I primarily attribute to the fact that they are African Americans.  Racism and prejudice is very strong in America and Barack Obama becoming president only brought more bigots to the surface.

Added by Pat Bramwell- Akinyombo on August 28, 2012 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

"Silence On Blast"(Excerpt from an Up-coming Book) - Greg Angaza Pitts

Silence  Put  On  Blast  (artist/ Frank Williams)



             Frank  Williams’  current  art  exhibition  entitled  “Silence,”  at  La  Petite 


gallery ,  offers  an  illuminating  and  informative  journey  for  the  viewer.  First ,  it


reintroduces  a  seasoned  artist  producing  important  work ,  to  the  greater  Southern


California  area .  Second ,  the  artist  uses  the  exhibit  to  examine  the …


Added by Greg Pitts a.k.a. Masud Kordofan on August 27, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

My Quilts on YouTube

Several of my quilts were part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Check them out. Search O.V. Brantley Quilt Studio or click below.

Added by O. V. Brantley on August 27, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

New member San Francisco 3.9 Art Collective

Feeling blessed. I was accepted as a new member (along with three other artists) into the 3.9 Art Collective.  The group is comprised of African American Artists who live and reside in San Francisco.  Looking forward to collaborating with a amazing group of people.   There are some very exciting projects coming up. Will keep you posted.

Added by Kevin B. Jones on August 26, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

The Art of Doll Making...

I've loved dolls since childhood. Like many doll collectors and art collectors today, we enjoy displaying and sharing our collection with others. I recently acquired a piece from a wonderful lady who considers her work mixed media art. I certainly…


Added by catrunnels on August 26, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments


A child with a crayon can color an imaginary world,

With dolls of mommies, daddies, boys and girls,

Full of horses, cowboys, cars and trains,

Can scratch them out and draw them all again,

Color me a rainbow with a pot of gold,

Color me a fairy with ribbons and bows,

Paint my face, a bright yellow sun,

In a green grassy field where a blue river runs,

With mountains and trees set in a colorful scene,

Monkey bars, teeter-totters, an old tire… Continue

Added by Steven Eugene Miller on August 26, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Call For Artists




Promote your work on my daily updated blog - …


Added by One Brown Crafter on August 26, 2012 at 3:01am — No Comments

Greetings BAIA!

Hello All :)

I just wanted to reach out to my new BAIA friends and all the members here. Here's a little something…


Added by Stephanie~The Artistic Soul on August 25, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

The Heart of the Race: Oral Histories of the Black Women's Movement - at BCA Black Cultural Archives, London UK


The Heart of the Race will be the opening exhibition at the Black heritage centre in early 2013. This has been developed from an oral history project which recorded and contextualised the stories of Black women and their struggles and achievements in Britain. The inspiration for both is the seminal book The Heart of the Race by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe (Virago, 1985). 

The project has collected the testimonies 36 women including those…


Added by Christy Symington MRBS on August 25, 2012 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

2012 William H Johnson Prize -$25,000 - deadline 28 Sept 2012

William H. Johnson Foundation For The Arts

William H. Johnson, c. 1918.

2012 William H. Johnson Prize

Application deadline: September 28, 2012

William H. Johnson Foundation For The Arts



Added by Christy Symington MRBS on August 25, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

70 foot hero mural does my heart good--where is the public art for Black heroes?

It really did my heart good to see this mural going up.  I have admired John Lewis the moment I saw the video of him taking a bloody…


Added by Lisa Whittington on August 24, 2012 at 11:29pm — 4 Comments


Semmaster is the pseudonym that I chose,

It's the essence of who I am and what I do,

The S stands for Steven, a crown of great worth,

"E" is Eugene, well born of this earth,

The Surname is Miller, from father to son,

The Master is whom I seek and hope someday to become,

One with his spirit, intertwined with his soul,

The master of my own destiny with the knowledge to know,

That through Christ I stand here all naked and clothed,

With the innocence of… Continue

Added by Steven Eugene Miller on August 23, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Artillery Magazine's in Memoriam of Willie Middlebrook


Here's a link to

Artillery Magazine's In Memoriam of Willie Middlebrook                            WILLIE  ROBERT  MIDDLEBROOK   JR.

                                                                1957 -2012


Born  August 11, in Detroit,…


Added by Greg Pitts a.k.a. Masud Kordofan on August 23, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

SAMELLA LEWIS By Greg Angaza Pitts From Artillery magazine's June/July 2012



By  Greg Angaza  Pitts  From Artillery magazine's  June/July 2012 Vol.6 issue 5  p.27  Here's a link - Artillery%20review%20of%20Samella%20Lewis%20at%20Louis%20Stern%20Gallery%20by%20Gre.pdf


Composed  of two…


Added by Greg Pitts a.k.a. Masud Kordofan on August 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment



Larry Temple, Sr. began his art endeavors at a very young age. I recall Larry drawing comic characters such as Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk nearly 40 years ago. What really caught my attention of his art ability was when he did a pencil sketch of our mother. It was incredible!

Larry had received one of those adversements from an art institute…


Added by Ray Fox on August 22, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments


Reflections opens @ the Dusable Museum in Chicago... Jan 14th

The Reflections Book will be available for pre-order after Labor Day on Paypal. Individuals in the book include.

1. Clarence Avant

2. Amiri Baraka

3. Anthony Barboza

4. Daisy Bates

5. Camille Billops

6. Julian Bond

7. Alvenia Bridges

8. Dr. Selma H. Burke



Added by Terrence A. Reese on August 22, 2012 at 5:01am — No Comments

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