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EXHIBITION: David Ligare: Aparchai

0709liagreexhib2_400x332_2Hackett Freedman Gallery presents this exhibition of recent still life paintings by Northern California artist David Ligare.

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Drawing BODIES Competition Opens

0710bodieslogo_191x87New York City area drawers are invited to draw from the specimens on display at “Bodies…The Exhibition,” at South Street Seaport, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 22, Nov. 7, Nov. 27, and Dec. 6 in conjunction with a new art competition.

Entry deadline: January 15, 2008.

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EXHIBITION: Drawing Connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the Old Masters

0710connectexhib5_557x750 This exhibition features work by four renowned contemporary artists and selected pieces created by the Old Masters, chosen specifically to compare and contrast the historical with the modern.

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CRITIQUE: "Yesterday"

0710yesterday_600x450_3To create an effective still life composition, place objects so they overlap or create negative space.

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John P. Smolko: 70th Anniversary Competition Grand Prize Winner

0712smol70oe1_600x598_20712logo70_525x515 John P. Smolko won the Grand Prize—a new MetroShed, furnished by Blick Art Materials, for use as a stand-alone studio—for his imaginative colored pencil piece, Homage to Klimt (The Virgin). Read more about the artist, and view five online exclusive drawings.

Read about the semifinalists in each category, and vote, by October 30, for the Readers' Choice competition winner on our message board, Artists' Forum.

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Acrylic
Colored Pencil
Drawing
Mixed Media
Oil
Pastel
Printmaking
Watercolor

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Colored Pencil 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

0712logo70_525x515_20712cp70oe1_600x426_3We present the semifinalists in the colored pencil category.

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Drawing 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

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0712dr70oe1_457x600_2We present the semifinalists in the drawing category.

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Oil 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

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0712oil70oe1_600x442_2We present the semifinalists in the oil category.

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Printmaking 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

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0712print70oe1_600x297_2We present the semifinalists in the printmaking category.

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VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Stephen Scott Young

0709youngdemo_460x600 In the 22 years since he was discovered by American Artist magazine, Stephen Scott Young has mounted several museum exhibitions, seen the prices of his paintings skyrocket, and been called a master of watercolor by scholars and critics. Take a peek into his studio and learn about his technique in this demonstration (5:03).

To view more instructional videos, check out the demonstrations section of our site .

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