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Introducing Ikon Review, a Digital Platform Showcasing Croatian Artists

by Sponsors on May 19, 2014
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Ikon Art Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Ikon Review, a digital platform that enables readers to discover the work of emerging, established and iconic artists, designers and filmmakers from Croatia. Selected by our talented creative council, Ikon Review features profiles, interviews, and event information, spotlighting the best Croatian creative work and personalities. Discover your next favorite artist, designer or filmmaker, starting with these three…

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[Sponsor] The Cannes Film Festival on SnagFilms

by Sponsors on June 10, 2013
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Cannes, the most celebrated film festival, has come and gone, but the talk has yet to simmer down. In honor of the prestigious event dedicated to screening new films from around the world, sit down with selected Cannes Film Festival favorites from years past, available for viewing at SnagFilms – a free video-streaming site where you can find acclaimed documentaries to film festival winners.

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UncommonGoods Welcomes Art Contest Submissions Year-Round

by Sponsors on May 14, 2013
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Opportunities for artists abound! Every month is a new chance for artists to submit their latest masterpiece and get it in front of UncommonGoods buyers. The winner will receive $500, an UncommonGoods vendor contract, and national exposure.

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Historian Barry Lewis Explains the Importance of Jefferson Market Courthouse

by Paddy Johnson on May 13, 2013
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The Avant/Garde Dairies should interview more historians. Barry Lewis, an architectural historian, who speaks like he’s been lecturing at institutions across the country all his life, is the subject of their latest segment and he’s absolutely captivating.

Here, he discusses the Jefferson Market Courthouse, a library made of red brick that’s located in Greenwich Village. “What could be avant garde about that?” Lewis asks rhetorically before explaining the long forgotten taboos of the 19th century. At the time exposing the structural materials such as brick was simply not done; architects were expected to place such materials behind beautified walls.

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Phillip Klais on The Experience of History

by Paddy Johnson on February 25, 2013
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What is the avant garde? Each person asked will probably answer differently; our profession and experience inform our opinions. For that reason, it’s not too much of a surprise to hear organ builder Phillip Klais reference his family business as he attempts to answer the question. His great grandfather established a workshop over a 130 years ago, and it’s been passed down from generation to generation.

“The avant garde goes beyond invention” Klais tells us assuredly in the latest edition of Avant Garde Diares. “[It’s] using the experience of history to develop visions for the future.”

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[Sponsor] Art Wynwood Fair Returns February 14th-18th

by Sponsors on February 5, 2013
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This year’s Art Wynwood Fair returns with a little something special; a Valentine’s Day VIP Preview. The evening comes complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will mark the start of what is certain to be a wonderful President’s Day weekend filled with some of the world’s most exciting art. The fair runs from the 14th-18th, and is poised for another groundbreaking year of cutting edge, emerging, contemporary, and modern works.

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[Sponsor] Call For Artists! Dizbe ‘Creative Marketplace’

by Sponsors on December 3, 2012
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Dizbe.com is a new ‘Creative Marketplace’ that aims to spread and strengthen Internet art culture.  Using technology trends, Dizbe is building a rich community of artists and providing them with the tools they need to be successful selling work online.

Dizbe is currently searching for qualified artists, designers, and craftsmen to join the growing community of selling members.

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