I Madonnari Takes Over at Mission Santa Barbara

You may have seen chalk art before (whether it’s creating with kids in your own driveway, or Bert’s creations in Mary Poppins), but you’ve probably never seen it quite like this. Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission Santa Barbara hosts … Continued

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Our Mini-Guide to Desert X, the Desert’s Coolest New Exhibition

You don’t have to go to the Coachella Music Valley & Arts Festival to catch the desert’s hottest art exhibitions (pun intended) this spring. This year marks the Coachella Valley’s inaugural Desert Exhibition of Art, or as it’s better known, … Continued

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The Forger Who Fooled the Nazis: Han van Meegeren

If you read last week’s blog post, you’ll know that this week, we promised to give you an updated, full-length version of the story of Han van Meegeren, the famous Dutch forger whose imbeccable forgeries fooled art experts and Nazi … Continued

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Quiz: Which Piece of Art Isn’t a Fake?

Forgery in art is a big deal. Museums’, critics’, and scholars’ reputations have been made or broken on whether or not a certain piece of art is proven to be real or fake. While some fakes are easy to spot, … Continued

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Creativity for the Open Spaces: Remembering Marta Becket

Vast, empty spaces are often fuel for an artist’s creative fire. A break from the typical hustle of any sort can often create new breakthroughs for many creatives (just ask any LA artist if a trip to the desert did … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: “Artivist”/Sculptor Courtney Mattison

Meet artivist Courtney Mattison. Artivist? Yes. In Mattison’s own words, she’s an “artivist”–artist + activist. As a sculptor, Mattison’s background in art and marine biology has inspired her to not just create artwork based on underwater ecosystems, but given her … Continued

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Lucinda Oakes’ Beautiful Trompe L’Oeil Redefines “Craft”

    Looking for something that looks “straight outta the 18th century”–but not actually straight out of the 18th century? Lucinda Oakes is your lady. Oakes, a Sussex, U.K.-based artist, designer, and muralist, specializes in trompe l’oeil painting that looks … Continued

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Toepfer’s Board-Ups Rely on Art

    We’re used to seeing art in unlikely places. From cave paintings to graffiti and street art, art crops up where we seem to least expect it. Artist Chris Toepfer harnesses that seemingly-unquenchable artistic spirit that thrives in unexpected … Continued

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