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Can you picture this? Arrested for taking photos of the NYC subway, even though it's legal. Don't these guys have anything better to do? The camera-wielding perp knew his rights and it didn't seem to matter. Still, you might want to know your rights:

“I said,…
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Added by Sky Pape on February 18, 2009 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

what we've all wanted to say...

Holland Cotter, in his story The Boom Is Over. Long Live the Art! (New York Times, Feb 12) tells us what we've known all along: the art market has been one big, self-serving, economic frenzy. He thinks the coming crash is going to help art (the content). I'll drink to that.

Added by Artists Unite on February 16, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Reminder: Gallery Crawl 2/13

February's gallery crawl is this Friday. Details posted here.

Added by Sky Pape on February 11, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

What do casinos, golf courses, and museums have in common?

Well, according to the Senate, they should all be banned from receiving any funds from the the economic recovery bill. Casino = museum? This is ridiculous.



Breaking News

Americans for the Arts reports that yesterday the U.S. Senate, during their consideration of the economic recovery bill, approved an egregious amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 7, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Alert: Please take 2 minutes to support the arts!

Americans for the Arts is calling for a coordinated public relations response to educate the public and put pressure on Congress to support the arts. Please take two minutes to send a short letter to the editor of your local media outlet. They've provided the talking… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 6, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Review: Notes from the playing field

I confess: I know less than nothing about sports. In fact, my closest connection to any football field came last Thursday at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, where I went to see Jane Dickson's show Night Driving, an exhibition of about twenty recent oil paintings on astroturf. Yes, that's right. Astroturf. Think pointillism meets the playing field.… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 2, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

bloom

After reading Damon Krukowski's review in Art Forum of Brian Eno's latest venture in atmospheric composition, I rushed right over to the iPhone Apps store and bought my very own copy of Bloom. Bloom is an interactive compositional piece by Eno and Peter Chilvers made exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch.



I've spent hours over the last two days creating and enjoying the recurring and "evolving" loops that you create by tapping… Continue

Added by Artists Unite on February 1, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Shadows and Light

Photographs allow us to stare at people and things and observe them in a much more invasive way than would ordinarily be tolerated in public.

Visit our new ning site at OpenHeartOpenArt.ning.com

Enjoy!

Keepers of the Groove Unite!

Added by Jay Levan on January 30, 2009 at 9:42pm — No Comments

What to do now?

Very glad to have come across this site. I live in Inwood in Upper Manhattan and have just quit my job to work as an artist full time - pastel, pen and ink, acrylic, paper. I mix media all the time. Since I am sooooo inexperienced at living like this does anyone have any suggestions as to what associations to join or how to find exposure besides locally? I want to ultimatly get into galleries in Soho. Quite an ambition.

Well, thank you in advance for any suggestions you may… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Price Kliegman on January 22, 2009 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

black is the new white

With the inauguration just around the weekend, the celebration of all things Obama -- and all things racial landmark -- is in high gear. In this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, there's an add for the ultimate Visa card ($495 annual fee) and, in an aesthetic turn around, black has become the new, well, black (but in that white, Masters of the Universe way!)…

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Added by Artists Unite on January 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Gallery Crawl January 10th - recap

Sure enough, people were lined up down the block on January 10th, waiting for Metro Pictures to open their doors. If I were Bill Cunningham of The New York Times, I would have had lots of material for a…

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Added by Sky Pape on January 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Artists suggestion for the President Elect

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position.

www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html

Added by Artists Unite on January 15, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Happy New Year!

What a great way to start 2009... with an all-new website of everything I can do. (Did I mention I can walk and hop in a backbend?)

December 30th Witches In Bikinis were picked to be in the finals of MEANY Fest (meanyfest.com) beating out 250 other bands in the process. We didnt win the finals, but we WERE invited to play on Sirius Radio! Details to follow...



I have self-imposed a slow January as a month to rest up... maybe do some more painting and start preparing for spring… Continue

Added by Marca Leigh on January 3, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Save the (BORING!) Date

What's the most boring date of the year?! It has to be the Monday between Christmas and New Years. But not this year!



Join Artists Unite on Monday, December 29 for the finale of Now:Here:This along with performances by dance/installation artists robot hands and spoken word artist Angela Jones. Plus drinks and snacks. No boring Monday for you!



Details

Monday December 29, 7-10 pm

720 Fort Washington Ave…
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Added by Artists Unite on December 16, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Pipilotti Rist at MoMA

I just made it over to see what the Times supposed to be one of the few pieces that has effectively filled MoMA's central space, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters) by Pipilotti Rist. It was like a juicy candy apple: sweet, luscious, and a little naughty...…

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Added by Peter Ferko on November 29, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

"DrawMo"

I have joined in the third annual "DrawMo." Artists from all over the place who love to draw are publishing online a new drawing each day for the month of November - on their own blogs or websites, on a dedicated DrawMo flicker page, or at the DrawMo blog. I will be posting to my own website - www.anthonygonzalez.com - at the home page click on DrawMo.… Continue

Added by Anthony Gonzalez on November 9, 2008 at 3:56am — No Comments

Poll Worker, Washington Heights, New York City, USA

Added by Anthony Gonzalez on November 5, 2008 at 12:55am — No Comments

This becomes That!

Artists Unite's long-running project Now:Here:This is coming to a finale this year. To celebrate, we are staging two events:



1. That!, an exhibition featuring many of the Northern Manhattan artists who have come to know each other through Now:Here:This will participate in an exhibition at the NoMAA Gallery (see the events calendar for details).



2. A final Art Spark in which all artists are invited to make work at the same moment in time (Saturday,… Continue

Added by Artists Unite on October 30, 2008 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Reading the Fine Print

After visiting a few galleries in Chelsea not long ago, I found myself questioning my feelings about the relevance of written explanations that accompany shows and the impact, pro or con, such additional reading materials can have upon my experience and assessment of the work.



It's hard for me to keep up with two blogs, so I posted my review over on my other site. You can read the full post there, and if… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on October 8, 2008 at 4:27pm — No Comments

I want one!

Had trouble finding affordable studio space? Here's a London solution, from the NY Times Magazine design issue, Sept. 28. The group Village Underground has come up with a great use of old Tube cars as part of their network of alternative… Continue

Added by Artists Unite on September 29, 2008 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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