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Gibbes announces finalists for 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Winner will be chosen at the end of this month by Connor Simonson for Charleston City Paper The Gibbes Museum of Art has announced the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. One of the finalists, whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement while contributing to a new understanding of art… 

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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Finalists for the 2019 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

By The Charleston Chronicle | November 5, 2019  The Gibbes Museum of Art announced this week the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 2019 finalists are Damian Stamer, Donte’ Hayes, Herb Parker, Martha Clippinger, Michi Meko and Stephanie Patton. One of these artists, whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement, while contributing… 

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Curator’s Choice

Regional museum curators weigh in on up-and-coming Louisiana artists BY JORDAN LAHAYE for Country Roads Magazine OCTOBER 24, 2019 It’s no secret that Louisiana—with its wild cultural mélange; its history of suffering, resilience, and joie de vivre; its landscapes of mystery and majesty—is a hotbed for artistic inspiration. Since June, Country Roads has worked to shine a brighter light… 

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Beer with a Painter: Richard Baker

“No matter what I tried, what fit best was work that involved my love of something small-scale and intimate.” by: Jennifer Samet for Hyperallergic  At the end of a rainy August day on Cape Cod, Richard Baker and I met at Edgewood Farm, a residency program at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where… 

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Intricate Beadwork Adorns Handmade Mardi Gras Suits by Demond Melancon

By ANDREW LASANE for Colossal For the past three decades, Louisiana-based artist Demond Melancon has created highly detailed Mardi Gras Indian suits using millions of hand-sewn small glass beads. Each suit takes several months to create and features custom patches that tell stories about African and American history. Images of Nyabinghi warriors, Haile Selassie, African nature scenes,… 

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A Painter’s Path from Bosnia to Florida’s Backwaters

Amer Kobaslija captures Florida’s lush, strange atmosphere while examining the expressive potential of oil paint’s luminous, elastic, viscous goo. by Edward M. Gómez for Hyperallergic April 26, 2019   Real artists are always looking for something — either venturing out into the real world to bear witness to human behavior or to characterize places and events,… 

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1/3 MILE SCULPTURE ‘PARADISE LOST’ OPENS IN KANSAS CITY PARK

FREE  FALL: Prophecy & Free Will in Milton’s Paradise Lost by Dawn DeDeaux FREE FALL is a large-scale sculpture installation by New Orleans-based artist Dawn DeDeaux created for Kansas City’s international art venue OPEN SPACES led by veteran Artistic Director Dan Cameron. The work tributes ‘Paradise Lost’ by John Milton published in 1667, considered among the world’s most important… 

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Her art form? Sculpture. Her medium? The wind.

  By Contributing writer NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y’Art gallery. Today: sculptor Lin Emery. The icon: Lin Emery…. 

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