Category Archives: Art

Pomposa

The Abbey of Santa Maria de Pomposa Rising out of the vast flat agricultural fields and wetlands of the very large and ever-changing Po River delta, equidistant from Ravenna, Chioggia and Ferrara, yet only about six miles from the Mare Adriatico, the Abbazia … Continue reading

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Robert Burt, Artist of Mystery, Adventure and Joy

The subjects of Robert Burt’s paintings are almost entirely found through his experiences in the Desert Southwest of the United States and northern Mexico.  Although I had become aware of his art over the course of the past several years through gallery event … Continue reading

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Art in January – Major Exhibitions in the Valley of the Sun

In Central Arizona’s “Valley of the Sun”, Winter is the great season for art exhibitions. Dozens of galleries in Scottsdale’s Old Town participate in Thursday Night Art Walks, with many hosting artists in residence and artist shows. Studio tours and … Continue reading

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Altamira Fine Art Opens Scottsdale Gallery

Altamira Fine Art, one of the leading contemporary western art galleries in the entire United States, opened their first Scottsdale, Arizona gallery on November 7, 2013. a great birthday present for me! Straight from the source, here is the link to … Continue reading

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Art – The West Select 2013

The third annual “The West Select” juried exhibition of western art kicked off for public viewing on November 10 in the Steele Gallery in the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  The exhibition will be open until December 31, 2013. … Continue reading

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The Scottsdale Fall Paint-Out 2013

The second annual “Paint-Out” featured 28 artists simultaneously painting and palavering with onlookers in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale’s Main Street for 90 minutes on the sunny and temperate morning of November 9, 2013. This was yet another perfect Sonoran Desert … Continue reading

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Marshall Noice, Artist of Shadows and Light

Walking into Altamira Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming to view Marshall Noice’s one-man show, “Shadows and Light” a few months ago, our first impression was, Wow!  The Color! Marshall Noice’s paintings reflect a unique contemporary vision of the Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Gary Ernest Smith – Artist of Two Landscapes

We were privileged to view the extraordinary work of artist Gary Ernest Smith and converse with him at length at his “one man show” at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago. We spent considerable time observing the great collection of … Continue reading

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“Do the Work” by Steven Pressfield – Book Review

“DO THE WORK!: Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way”, by Steven Pressfield (The Domino Project, Do You Zoom, Inc., New York, 2011, 98 pages, price?: cheap!) follows his wonderful book “The War of Art” by a few … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo della Misericordia and the Scuola Nuova

Prosperity and Public Welfare The Scuola della Misericordia was founded on Isola Valverde next to the ancient Abbazia Santa Maria della Valverde, as was shared in a previous post, “Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia” (follow the link to read it: http://wp.me/pVUDj-1vw ). The scuola … Continue reading

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