Posts Tagged 'fine art'

Journal of the Month: ImagineFX

ImagineFX April

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists, and it is a recent addition to the library’s collection. Published in Bath, UK by Future PLC since January 2006, each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Issue 107 is a Manga special:

  • Workshops on Manga including “Six key steps to manga magic” from Han-Yuan Yu.
  • “Animate digital paintings” with Photoshop’s motion tools from Paul Tysall.
  • A look at Fernando Forero’s sketchbook.
  • A profile of KARAKTER, the studio behind Game of Thrones, Ryse, and Star Trek: Infinite Space.
  • A 16-page section dedicate to traditional art.

Be sure to check out ImagineFX’s website for more galleries, tutorials, and videos!

Journal of the Month: WSQ

WSQ: Engage

In honor of Women’s History month, we’re featuring the Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) as the journal of the month for March. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December as a joint project of The Feminist Press and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality.

WSQ Volume 41, Numbers 3-4, Fall/Winter 2013 is dedicated to the topic of engagement:

Engagement is entanglement—the drawing together of participants into a cooperating unit. So what does it mean to breach participation? How do the dynamics of social and political engagements inform one another? How are our relationships to institutions and identities defined by the degree to which we engage?

Along with essays, poetry, and fiction, two visual arts projects are included: Contact Sheet of Nike Missiles for a Moon Calendar (2012) photography by artist MPA, and Art, Environment, Action! (2012), by Radhika Subramaniam. Stop by the library to view this journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: IRAAA

IRAAA

In honor of African American History month, we’re featuring the International Review of African American Art (IRAAA) as the journal of the month for February. IRAAA is the only periodical spanning the history of African American art from early and modern to contemporary. The journal is published by Hampton University Museum on a quarterly basis. Founded in 1868, the Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States featuring collections with over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art.

Volume 24, no. 3b is a special issue of the journal published in conjunction with the Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Tradition exhibition at the Hampton University Museum. The issue acts like an exhibition catalog and features essays and full-color reproductions. Stop by the library to view this beautiful journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: Shifter

Shifter

The Journal of the month for December 2013 is new to the library’s collection. Shifter is a topical magazine that aims to illuminate and broaden our understanding of the intersections between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. The magazine remains malleable and responsive in its form and activities, and represents a diversity of positions and backgrounds in its contributors.

Shifter’s 21st issue, Other Spaces, considers the body as a site where architecture’s traditional polarities of private and public collapse. This polarity, mirrored in the distinctions we draw between individual and social freedoms and domestic and political action are challenged every day by spontaneous, collaborative re-imaginings of space. Moore faculty member Rit Premnath is a founding editor of the journal and in addition to receiving the most recent issue, the Library has also acquired all twenty back issues. Come by to see Rit’s work! (shifter-magazine.com)

Journal of the Month: 3×3

3x3

Issue number 22 marks the final printing of 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, so we are honoring the magazine’s decade-long run as our journal of the month for November 2013. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, 3×3‘s mission has always been to preserve and promote contemporary illustration in all its forms. Even though this is the last print issue, 3×3 will continue their mission with the juried Annual publication as well as their website, which will offer back issues, blogs, books and soon, new offerings. Be sure to come by the library to browse this issue along with back issues going back to 2006!

Number 22 Features:

  • Interviews with illustrators Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell and Beppe Giacobbe.
  • The “Spotlight” section features the conceptual artists Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos and James Yang.
  • CareerTalk speaks to the issue of artist’s rights, and a special feature will reproduce the gold medal winners of the 2013 ProShow.

Journal of the Month: Ceramics Now

Ceramics Now Magazine The Journal of the Month for May 2013 is new to the collection: Ceramics Now. Ceramics Now began as an online platform with the goal of making contemporary ceramics a more visible art field and to support innovative ideas by bringing together artists from different communities. The magazine focuses on personal approaches with interviews, reviews and artists profiles of new and world-renowned ceramic artists. Online you will find additional information on contemporary ceramic art exhibitions and jobs and residencies.

Issue Two introduces the work of over 35 international artists, beginning with Ken Eastman, Kimberly Cook, Patricia Sannit, Marianne McGrath, Annie Woodford, Suzanne Stumpf and Ruth Power, and continuing with a special feature on Romanian ceramic artists, and a preview feature for Copenhagen Ceramics gallery. The issue also inaugurates the magazine’s new review category.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Professional Artist

ProfessionalArtistProfessional Artist is dedicated to providing independent visual artists from all backgrounds with the insights, encouragement and business strategies they need to make a living with their artwork.

Each issue of the magazine presents practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as articles to help artists feel encouraged and motivated. Both the print magazine and the Professional Artist website provide a comprehensive list of Calls to Artists (ad postings for shows, competitions, residencies, grants, and exhibition opportunities).

Volume 27, Number 2 Features:
“Word-of-Mouth Promotion”—Elena Parashko explains how electronic messaging and social-media platforms can be utilized to increase word-of-mouth promotion for artists.

“The Importance of Being Part of a Group Exhibition”—Terry Sullivan’s article discusses the benefits of participating in a group exhibition, focusing on the Converge: Where Classical & Contemporary Art Collide exhibition put on at 25CPW in New York.

“Artists as Inventors: How Innovative Individuals Have Made an Impact on the Arts Supply Industry”—Kim Hall presents the stories of six artists who persevered to bring their creative passions and business ideas to life.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our collection!

Journal of the Month and Spring Break

WomenintheArtsIn celebration of Women’s History Month, the Journal of the Month for March 2013 is Women in the Arts.

Women in the Arts is published three times a year as a benefit for members of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The museum brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

Volume 31, no. 1 features:

“A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony”—Innovative painter Anna Ancher (1859-1935) was an integral part of a seaside artists’ community at Skagen, in northern Denmark. Her landscapes, interiors, and portraits are remarkable for their light-filled Impressionist technique and their anticipation of the twentieth century.

“Freya Grand: Minding the Landscape”—Grand’s landscapes express a profound connection with the earth, evoking the exhilaration, wonder, and serenity she experiences when traveling to remote sites.

“Exploring the Archives”—NMWA’s Archives of Women Artists contains the papers of artist Edna Reindel, who created iconic paintings of WWII-era women at work.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our collection!

Also, as a reminder, the Library is open regular hours over Spring Break. If you are in town and feel like getting ahead (or caught up), please come in.

We hope you have a restful week off!



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