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artwork onsignment contract help

I am considering consigning my artwork to a gallery in Florida and there is one point in the contact I am not sure how to interpret or change. [more inside]
posted by 45moore45 on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

A Question about Libel & Privacy Laws

Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Mar 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Now, where have I seen that before?

Looking to make a list of famous artists, in all media, who "started it all." [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Mar 5, 2008 - 68 answers

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

I'm looking for really terrible creative works made by well-regarded artists. For example, Picasso's secret crappy drawings, or John Coltrane playing out of tune. I welcome examples from all creative pursuits from all eras: literature, music, art, dance, theatre, film, architecture, graphic design, etc. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 4, 2008 - 41 answers

Who is this artist?

A little while back there was a FPP on MetaFilter featuring the work of an artist who placed his illustrations into photographs of cement, grass, etc. Who was he? [more inside]
posted by Grundlebug on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

White Room for filming

Help me find an empty room for an art project. [more inside]
posted by kall on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me figure out what old classic cartoon this image is from!?

Could you identify this old classic cartoon from the image I provided? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Feb 27, 2008 - 8 answers

I have no original ideas! Help!

I need to recultivate my artsy hobbies, most specifically my writing and drawing. The problem is that I can't seem to initiate anything - I have no new ideas, nothing to work on. I'd also like to grow as a writer, but I'm my own worst critic and stop before I start (fear of failure and whatnot) - I'd like to hone my skills but I'm petrified of, well, sucking. [more inside]
posted by Eudaimonia on Feb 27, 2008 - 22 answers

How to deal with artistic overload?

Advice or sources for dealing with inspirational overload? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Feb 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Getting started in graphic design

Where does one find images for graphic design? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Feb 25, 2008 - 32 answers

Photo collages: the sticky and the permanent

I'm starting a series of collages where I'm attaching bits of photos to other photos, and I'm curious about the best adhesives and sealants for archival purposes. [more inside]
posted by lisa g on Feb 25, 2008 - 10 answers

art 101

Help me find some art classes for a rank beginner in New York City. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Feb 24, 2008 - 5 answers

I've got the "crap" part down, but...

I'm looking for Web sites premised on the production of "crap art", structured art projects for non-artists, inspiration and instructions. [more inside]
posted by loiseau on Feb 23, 2008 - 5 answers

What to do with used fancy-shmancy genetics equipment?

What can I do with a bunch of cool fibre-opticy Illumina Sentrix Array Matrixes? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Feb 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience.

Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience (PC, no Mac.) [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Feb 19, 2008 - 3 answers

PAINTIN OF ALIEN FROM COMMUNION?

Does anyone know who created the now famous painting of an alien that is featured on the cover of Whitley Strieber's COMMUNION? [more inside]
posted by hodgman on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Can't get a good explanation...

Why is Judy Garland such a gay icon? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Feb 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Art Theory and Modern Criticism Sites?

Can anyone recommend an excellent art theory and modern criticism site? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Feb 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Big Willy Wants YOU!

I feel like I've seen a drawing of William Shakespeare (in the style of the traditional "plates") doing the Uncle Sam Wants YOU! Pose. Did I imagine this, or can someone help me find it? I have Googled, but apparently our fu is weak. That, or I am imagining this. Thanks.
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Selling an antique print

What is the best way to sell a print that is worth a little money? [more inside]
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Feb 16, 2008 - 3 answers

ISO: Artist featured in art mag years ago

A number of years ago I saw a photograph in an art magazine of a work by an artist I'm having trouble remembering. The photograph was of an ethereal and calm beach scene, with an endless blue/green sea and a washed out horizon, and tiny plastic figures placed throughout the water and beach at various positions, so that from our perspective these figures looked human and real. Any idea how I can find this image or artist?
posted by mizrachi on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Who is Ann Marie Brown?

I bought an interesting painting and would like to research the artist, Ann Marie Brown. But how? [more inside]
posted by naomi on Feb 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Who drew it?

Help me find the artist/stock image CD these fantastic illustrations are from... [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Feb 13, 2008 - 1 answer

How to keep upto date on latest photo shows/exhbitis in NYC?

How can I keep abreast of photo gallery openings, new photo exhibits, photo-related events in NYC? Any favorite online resources that do the work for you? [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Feb 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Is Palo Alto really this boring?

What the heck do Stanford students do for fun? Other than homework. [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Feb 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Name a eries of artworks

We need a name for a series of art pieces. [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Feb 7, 2008 - 21 answers

What is the name of this Klee painting?

One of my favorite paintings is by Paul Klee; can anyone help me figure out what it is called? [more inside]
posted by tfilter on Feb 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Art and artifacts experienced through technology

How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 5, 2008 - 12 answers

That artist. You know the one.

Name-That-Artist-Filter: Posted to the blue a couple years ago. Male painter. Possibly lived in California. Somewhat well known. Pictures of Victorian-era girls and teddy bears and other animals, some with slightly oversized heads and eyes, all with a vaguely weirdish feel to them. Sorry, that's all I can remember. Thanks in advance for hoping me.
posted by Work to Live on Feb 5, 2008 - 3 answers

all the main streets, on one long sign.

where can i find a rolling sign from the top of a toronto transit streetcar? i'm talking about the changeable, white-text-on-black-background signs that indicate the route. better description and photo inside. [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Feb 1, 2008 - 9 answers

How can an American get money to travel to Japan?

How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

AOLs of graphis are giving me ARTache

Is there any way to view old AOL .art files? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jan 30, 2008 - 15 answers

What to charge for a portrait?

What to charge for art? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Jan 29, 2008 - 18 answers

A thrift store gem.

Can you tell me anything about this print or the artist who apparently produced the source painting? [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Jan 29, 2008 - 5 answers

What is this Zen Board made out of?

My daughter is in love with my old Zen Board (also called a Buddha board). What kind of paper is this thing made of? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Seeking Final Cut Pro access in Chicago

Is there any place in Chicago where a stereotypically starving artist can use Final Cut Pro and/or other video production tools for free or cheap? [more inside]
posted by white light on Jan 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Social Action Artwork

I need ideas for a visual representation of a human rights issue. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on Jan 24, 2008 - 11 answers

How do hotels get their artwork and how does an artist get his/her artwork into hotels?

How do hotels get their artwork and how does an artist get his/her artwork into hotels? [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Jan 22, 2008 - 7 answers

I need inspiration for my letterpress projects.

I'm taking a letterpress class and need inspiration for things to print. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jan 16, 2008 - 19 answers

How to fund small film?

Having asked this already, and having followed some of that really great advice, I've found that I'm only 50% Hollywood compliant. So I want to do my own film, here in San Diego. Any advice for getting funding for a couple of cameras and some sound? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jan 13, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I seamlessly loop video in flash cs3? And how can I put titles in flvplayback menu?

How can I make a seamless FLV Video loop using flash cs3? Also! How can I put a title in the playback bar? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Jan 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Please help me with a CD cover idea! I'm having trouble visualizing it.

Please help me with a CD cover idea! I'm having trouble visualizing it. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me satisfy my Tim Sale (art) urges

Anyone know of a source for prints (or a schedule for their release) of the very cool Tim Sale pieces from NBC's 'Heroes?' I'd love to have a few in my office, but have sadly only found references to the charity auction that was run last year, and a sketchy UK front for mass oil reproductions from Chinese artists. Any insiders on the MeFi?
posted by liquado on Jan 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for a simple art-hanging solution

Looking for an art hanging system using wire and clamps/clips for unframed work - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Jan 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Art Lies magazine

Where can i buy a copy of the magazine Art Lies in or around Dallas?
posted by djuna on Jan 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Book mystery involving surrealist art and attempted murderers of Andy Warhol

I remember everything about this book except the title and author---cover, quotes, illustrations, approximate size & shape. You love a challenge, and you love being right. All ideas welcome. [more inside]
posted by ibeji on Jan 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Who is this Marius Girard guy?

ArtFilter. Need help finding info on the artist Marius Girard. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Dec 31, 2007 - 8 answers

Mystery print technique

I was recently given a print. It was one of at least a handful identical copies made in 1972 by a student. There's a blowup of a part of it here. Knowing nearly nothing about art, I'm very curious to learn how was this made. The hatching & stippling scream computer to me, but that seems unlikely, given the time. It seems like it was done in CYMK, with a brown key, & the offset of the brown & yellow is a bit off. Can anyone shed some light on the process, start to finish, behind this?
posted by devilsbrigade on Dec 28, 2007 - 16 answers

Defining the Japanese Concept of 'Ma'

What do you know about the Japanese word/concept of 'Ma'? I know it denotes the negative space between objects and it relates closely to the similarly used Japanese word 'Mu'. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 27, 2007 - 15 answers

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