Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Previously Unseen

New, previously unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe are hitting the auction block!  Sound familiar?  It seems that every other week more photos of Monroe are “discovered” in someone’s drawer or in a box somewhere.  Did this woman, possibly the most famous woman in the world then and now, ever live an undocumented moment in her life?  Why, 50 years after her death, are we still hell bent on consuming her in any form?  She is the subject of a current NBC drama, a recent movie starring Michelle Williams, and countless books, documentaries, and television shows.  Even her diary, with its revelations and private worries, has been published.

And yet I find myself wanting more, and I’m not alone.  For those of us who still can’t get enough, the estate of Monroe’s longtime friend and makeup artist Allan “Whitey” Snyder have partnered with Julien’s Auctions to sell an extensive collection of photos (including copyrights) and other ephemera.  The auction took place March 31st and April 1st live and online.
Contributed by, Jayme Catalano, Canary Public Relations
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Friday, August 24, 2012

ArtPrize by Alexandra Dailey

You can find contemporary art almost anywhere, even in places you wouldn’t expect. And I mean that. You just have to look for it. Up until recently I had lived in Michigan my entire life (those long twenty-two years), and it was only until two years ago while attending college in the Grand Rapids area that I realized how involved the city was in the contemporary art scene. It was all right under my nose. I never knew such popularity existed for contemporary art in my home town.

ArtPrize, an annual art competition, is a perfect example of how the city promotes contemporary art. The competition itself is also the world’s largest art competition with hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded to artists, age eighteen and up, after their work is voted on by the public and selected jurors. The competition typically lasts for just over two weeks and spreads across the entire downtown area of the city. All types of artists are welcome.

I attended ArtPrize last fall, and it was an experience. The whole community gets together, with shops, stores, restaurants, etc., opening their doors to artists and art appreciators. Venues for artists to display their work range from sidewalks, alleys, parking lots, store and restaurant windows; really any open space that is cool with hosting an original piece of art. The atmosphere, albeit hectic, is lively, full of positive and creative energy. The whole downtown area is aflame with brotherly artistic love and respect. The event takes place from the middle of September to the beginning of October. So if you happen to be in the area grab a light jacket, throw on a colorful scarf and peruse the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, taking in the realistic, the abstract, the wacky, the classic and whatever else the artists decide to put on display! This year ArtPrize begins September 19th and closes October 7th. Please support contemporary art in the Great Lakes State! For more information about this event please visit http://www.artprize.org/.
Contributed by:  Alexandra Dailey 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gallery Artist, Greg Trout

Greg Trout's artistry is innovated and green.  He uses discarded materials.  With these items, Greg creates these mystical images of the imagination.  Visit us to view more of Greg's work at www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com.  Click on Greg Trout's name, listed under the Search by Artist Tab.  This piece is entitled "ART". http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com/gregtrout_art

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Liquid Architecture

The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the physical embodiment of jazz, at least according to its architect Frank Gehry.  A temple to modern architecture and what some may call the Bilbao Effect, the museum is a collection of undulating curves, shiny metal and rivets, a futuristic Ait Benhaddou in a Midwestern oasis.  As Gehry says, “Liquid architecture.  It’s like jazz- you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something.  And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.”  He believes, “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”  The museum, located on the University of Minnesota campus, is open Tuesdays through Sundays and admission is always free.  Click here to learn more.

-Jayme Catalano, Canary Public Relations

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gallery Artist, Edwardo Setien

Contemporary Art Gallery Online welocmes new artist, Edwardo Setien.  His art is dramatic and rich.  Eduardo works in different mediums and techniques; including Pastels and ink on paper, oil on canvas, and mixed medias on wood are just to name a few.  To learn more about Edwardo and to view his work, visit .http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com/product/ES1001

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Welcomes Jayme Catalano

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is pleased to welcome Jayme Catalano.   After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Jayme began her career in public relations and marketing working with small businesses:  everything from general contractors to a bed and breakfast to motocross promotions.  Collaborating with such a range of companies and individuals within so many different industries really helped Jayme hone her skills.  Eventually Jayme began working exclusively with a fine art photographer, building her brand, increasing her web presence and helping her to garner national attention.  The experience served as a revelation:  if she could do this for her, why not for other artists?  It turns out Michaela had the same idea, and Canary Public Relations was born.

In addition to generating sparkling copy for websites and press releases, Jayme brings a strong graphic design sensibility to her work.  As a hobby print maker, painter, and actress, the experience of working with other creative people is the most treasured aspect of her job.  

Now, Jayme will be collaborating with us and will be producing wonderful literary content for the gallery.   Jayme's contributions will most certainly enrich the CAGO experience for our artists as well as for our visitors.   You can read Jayme’s articles by visiting our blog here on Blogger or visit us at ww.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com and click on the CAGO Blog button.  Jayme’s first article will be available for reading on Tuesday August 21st. 
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