October 2010 Blog Posts (40)

My painting of Dr. King has found a new home!

My painting "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." has been officially accepted into the permanent collection of The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University Gallery. I am so thrilled! I have the image in my Civil rights album.…


Added by Marcella Hayes Muhammad on October 31, 2010 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

Why do I paint?

I was recently ask the question, why do artists paint?

''My answer is simple, as an artist I paint to speak. I paint to express how I feel. I paint to heal, I paint to teach, and I paint to survive.

There is something inside of me that wants to say something. An impulse, a feeling that beckons to be heard and expressed. So I pick up a brush, apply paint to canvas and I begin to speak what is inside of me. My thoughts of inspiration may be of artistic exploration, sometimes… Continue

Added by Ted Ellis on October 31, 2010 at 7:07am — No Comments



Added by Ivory Simone on October 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Mary Anne Rose Curator of African American Art

Greetings BAIA,…


Added by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on October 30, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Statement Was Taken Out of Context

I'm putting this blog up to explain to the BAIA community that the statement that accompanies my pic on the home page was taken out of context. I was commenting on the "victimhood tone" in a documentary film that was recently posted by one of the members. In fact, I think I changed the syntax of my opinion because when I reread it, I realized that the wording, while truthful, may have been perceived as harsh and uncouth. Therefore, I would ask that everyone go to my latest blog in the… Continue

Added by Darryl Love on October 28, 2010 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Maya Angelo documents housed at the Schomberg...A lesson hard to learn.

However, to me Ms. Angelo documents aren't truly COMPLETE.
Photographs of herself with James Baldwin, Malcolm etc to accompany the written documents are the CREME of the CREME.
This is the lesson we as ARTISTS have the…

Added by Hugeaux on October 27, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Art Takes Miami Deadline...

Is tomorrow so go now to www.arttakesmiami.com if you have an interest and want to represent—good luck!

Added by Paul Gladden on October 26, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

The Sherhara Show 8pm Tuesdays

The Sherhara Show
...we embrace, celebrate, and expose the artists who create Art!


Added by H Gene Wall on October 26, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

"Femmes/Fragments" an exhibition of new work by Beatrice Lebreton in Harlem

For years women of color have been my inspiration.

In contemporary African-American culture, women are considered a guiding force,

symbolizing family, strength, security and…


Added by Beatrice Lebreton on October 25, 2010 at 12:34pm — No Comments

This Year's O Bracelet Designers - Rwanda & New Orleans Artist

http://www.oprah.com/style/The-O-Bracelet-Designers PLEASE READ, this is INTERESTING :)

Added by Theresa L. Butler on October 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What is your Tar Baby?

What is your Tar Baby?

What do President Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Mahalia Jackson and Martin Luther King, Jr. all have in common?…

Added by J. Vaughn Dowell on October 24, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

At Brooklyn, African-American Works

At Brookyn Museum, African-American Artworks Pre-1945


Published: October 21, 2010








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Collection of Charlynn and Warren Goins/Brooklyn Museum

A detail of “Dream of Arcadia After Thomas Cole” (1852), by Robert S. Duncanson, has been promised to the Brooklyn Museum for its initiative devoted to collecting African-American… Continue

Added by Bill May on October 22, 2010 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

My unsolicited response to Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Cover

I often ask “what makes something artistic”? The question isn’t simple it’s quite abstract. What stimulates & moves us comes down to a degree of separation. The tiniest of detail can ignite a passion or a revolt in one’s subconscious. There are times when a person feels disgust from an image, scent, or…


Added by Lavon Nicole Pettis of Sol Cyran on October 22, 2010 at 9:18am — 9 Comments

An Introduction to Haitian Metal Arts, Opening Reception.


Contact: Lodz Joseph, Founder and Director
(646) 637-7020
October 12, 2010

Metal Decoupe, An Introduction to Haitian Metal Art

Forgotten Language presents Metal Decoupe, An Introduction to Haitian Metal Art. After spending the last three years working in Haiti, Lodz Joseph, met Fritz Calixte and after seeing his work, the only words…

Added by Lodz Joseph on October 20, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

The Umbrella

The sun marked me as his own

thinking black skin impervious to

his touch, I let him…


Added by Ivory Simone on October 20, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Things Left Behind by Michael Platt


Added by Richard Everett on October 19, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Call for Submission for Transition Magazine

I'm posting the following email which may be of interest to artists on BAIA:

Transition is a unique forum for fresh perspectives on global issues, literature and art, cultures and people, with an emphasis on Africa and the Diaspora. We seek images that inform, innovate, startle, and speak.

At present, we are building an image database and seek new, unpublished work from photographers and artists. If your gallery has talented artists who might be interested in publishing… Continue

Added by Avisca Fine Art Gallery on October 18, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Outsider in Art

Ever have the feeling of being on the outside, always looking in? And when you turn within, so does the without?-- oh well, my head is just spinning with the abundance of art that I've experienced this weekend. From trolleying through Hyde Park and Bronzeville to attending the dynamic Black Age of Comics convention---I'm overwhelmed. I know that creating, developing, presenting art is as personal as a thumbnail, hairline or body odor (yes, I can be gross) but how do you get to a level where it… Continue

Added by Marian Hayes on October 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments


If you have some time next Saturday evening, 23 October 2010, come out to the Southwest Arts Center for Sistagraphy - an exhibit of African American women photographers. There is a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, but the exhibit will run through November. I know at least two of these amazing photographers--Catherine Alston and Susan J Ross--who have recorded so much visual beauty and history. Let us not forget the…

Added by Leslye Joy Allen on October 17, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

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