CHAIRMAN'S CORNER: JULY 2, 2020

The chairman discusses last week's 200th meeting of the National Council on the Arts which focused on the awarding of direct CARES...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS APPROVES ARTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR CARES ACT FUNDING

Washington, DC -The National Endowment for the Arts announces the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through...

 
 
 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS APPROVES ARTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR CARES ACT FUNDING

“All of us at the National Endowment for the Arts are keenly aware that arts organizations across the country are hurting, struggling,...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON RUDOLFO ANAYA

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of author Rudolfo Anaya, recipient of a 2001...

 
 
 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF NEA JAZZ MASTER JOHNNY MANDEL

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Johnny Mandel, recipient of a 2011 NEA...

FY2020 CARES ACT GRANTS PANELISTS AND READERS

FY20 CARES Panel A Jun 10, 2020 Dale Erquiaga Visiting Fellow, former President & CEO Communities In Schools Las Vegas, NV Philip...

 
 
 

SPRING GRANT SPOTLIGHT: PAVING NEW CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE MEDIA ARTS

As the old saying goes, “It's not what you know, but who you know.” But what if you don't know the right people? What if your world...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW MANUEL “COWBOY” DONLEY

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Tejano musician and singer from Manuel...

 
 
 

CHAIRMAN'S CORNER: JUNE 25, 2020

The chairman celebrates the tenth anniversary of Our Town, the Arts Endowment's creative placemaking program.

THROWBACKTHURSDAY: CHARLOTTE MANGIN'S UNLADYLIKE 2020

Unladylike 2020 is the brainchild of documentary filmmaker Charlotte Mangin. It's an innovative multimedia series about little known...

 
 
 

GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS SECOND DEADLINE

These grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for...

CLIFFORD MURPHY

In this podcast, Clifford Murphy, National Endowment for the Arts Director of Folk and Traditional Arts, introduces the recently announced...

 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS!

“Each year the Heritage Fellowships highlight the distinct living traditions of communities around our nation, as well as how our fellows...

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS VIRTUAL MEETING

The 200th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 25, 2020, will be conducted...

 
 
 

WEDNESDAYMOTIVATION: MARY ANNE CARTER ON THE POWER OF THE ARTS

"The arts aren't just transformative. They are a powerful antidote against bigotry & hate. The arts can build bridges, promote tolerance...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 2020 RECIPIENTS OF NATION'S HIGHEST HONOR IN THE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS

Washington, DC-As part of the National Endowment for the Arts' work to support and celebrate our nation's rich traditional arts heritage,...

 
 
 

ADRIAN MATEJKA

Author Adrian Matejka talks about his book and NEA Big Read title The Big Smoke-a poetic exploration of boxer Jack Johnson

SPONTANEOUS MAGIC: CELEBRATING ROOTS MUSIC WITH THE ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION

When Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records in 1960, it was clear that he had a different approach than most record producers. Rather...

 
 
 

THROWBACKTHURSDAY: TALKING CREATIVITY WITH MARIA POPOVA

According to her twitter profile, Maria Popova is "an interestingness curator & semi-secret geek obsessed with design, storytelling...

CHAIRMAN'S CORNER: JUNE 18, 2020

The chairman discusses innovative ways artists and arts organizations are revamping programming to connect with their communities.

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

“The Old Man and the Sea 2.0” by AERO in Morlaix, France

“The Old Man and the Sea 2.0” by AERO in Morlaix, France

Talented graffiti artist Aero has just completed this wonderful piece entitled “The Old Man and the Sea 2.0”, inspired by the Ernest Hemingway's short novel. Commissioned by... Read more ...

Mixed Media,Collage, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “...

Mixed Media,Collage, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “ Someone To Watch Over Me

"Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world." - Henry Miller I was... Read more ...

Contemporary Impressionistic Landscape and Floral Palette Knife Plein Air...

Contemporary Impressionistic Landscape and Floral Palette Knife Plein Air Oil Painting by Artist Sheri Jones

Red Hot Blue 9x12 Oil on canvas I hope you have a red hot holiday celebrating our independence. Happy 4th of July! To purchase or see more Sheri sherijonesart.com Thank you for... Read more ...

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

Reitsema and Partners Architects Location: Rijssen, Netherlands Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Luuk Kramer Photographs: Ronald Tilleman Area: 160.0 m2 Read more ...

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, A flash of color beneath the sky: Hats off! The flag is passing by! Blue and crimson and white it... Read more ...

Roses Red, oil painting,Barbara Haviland

Roses Red, oil painting,Barbara Haviland

This painting done in oils is a daily painting. I do these daily and they are signed and not framed. Available HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR COUNTRY!! Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

This piece is painted onto a vinyl tile and mounted onto panel and then framed in a black wood floater frame. I was inspired by my hike in northern New Mexico where I followed... Read more ...

WOW!!

WOW!!

I don't always have the time to read all of the comments posted on this blog, particularly when they appear much later than the original post date. In early 2016 I published a... Read more ...

What Is Plexiglass? The Protective Plastic Many Are Using to Combat Viral Spread

What Is Plexiglass? The Protective Plastic Many Are Using to Combat Viral Spread

Courtesy of Christophe Gernigon Studio Although chemist and inventor Otto Rohm had first come up with the idea for plexiglass in 1901, it wasn't until 1933 that the Rohm & Haas... Read more ...

Hello Houses / Sibling Architecture

Hello Houses / Sibling Architecture

Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Christine Francis Area: 200.0 m2 Read more ...