America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale Featured Artist Announced

Talk about niche art. Every year, one artist becomes the  America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale featured artist. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum will have an art show and sale in August of 2018 and the signature artist will be featured there.

So who is the artist this year? Don Weller of Oakley, Utah has won the coveted title for the 11th annual show. His Western paintings have received many awards including the Steel Dust Award from the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. What does the signature artist do at the show? They create a piece of art that will then represent the show for the year. The artwork will be featured with the online marketing materials and with all print materials and a print will be available to buyers closer to the show date. 

Learn about the museum and about the upcoming show.


The Spring/Break Art Show Is a Must-See

There are so many exciting art fairs in New York at the moment and it’s hard to figure out which ones to hit and which to miss. Here is one to hit – Spring/Break is taking place on two abandoned floors of the Conde Naste building in Times Square. And it is guaranteed to be worth the time.

Each individual or team has been given an empty office or conference room and told to create. The theme this year is Stranger Comes to Town, which is certainly only applied in the vaguest way possible in most cases. There are 400 different displays here and so many of them are entertaining and exciting.

Much of the displays include interactive media such as the Fall On Your Sword music company’s musical accompaniment to their art and the three minute installation “Continuous Eye Contact” by Bobby Anspach.

This is an event worth your time. Spring/Break Art Show is at 4 Times Square and is open from March 7-12, 11-6pm daily.

The World’s Fare Coming to New York

This is such an interesting idea, not to be missed for those who can get to New York in April. The famous World’s Fair is having a recreation on April 28th and 29th in the parking lot of Citi Field in Queens. The event will be called The World’s Fare and is intended to celebrate equality and diversity in New York City. There will be 100 vendors present and art from different cultures.

As CEO of operations Joshua Schneps said,  “We are seeking to empower all the different cultures that make up the most diverse place on the planet and the timing could not be more important.”

Punching Bag Display at the LA Art Show

Well, what’s art to one isn’t necessarily art to another. That’s definitely the case with a new exhibit at the LA Art Show where “Left” or “Right” is currently on display. This project by Marisa Caichiolo shows 20 punching bags with the faces of different world leaders on them. It is said to help people to release anger, hatred and resentment as they interact with and punch the bags.  The exhibit is there from January 10-14 in Los Angeles.

Here is one feature NPR did on the presentation.

Check it out here and enjoy it for yourself!


Exhibit at the Krannert Art Museum

If you haven’t seen Krannert Art Museum‘s “Coveting Nature’ exhibit, you have just a few more weeks to do so. On display since August, the exhibit features more than a dozen prints and illustrations from antique botany and scientific works from the 16th-19th centuries. The event will close on December 22.

There is book from 1665 on display of “Mocrographia” which is the first English publication that shows observations made under a microscope. There is also a still-life paining by Anna Ruysch from the 1690s.

You can call the museum at 217-333-1861 for more information. The museum is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is located at 500 E Peabody Drive in Champaign, Illinois. 

Cedarburg Artists’ Guide Holiday Art Fair

This weekend, come and join the fun in Cedarburg, Wisconson as 40 local artists show their wares. This is the 12th annual Cedarburg Artists’ Guild Holiday Art Fair that will take place on December 1-3 at the Cedarburg Community center at W63 N641 Washington Ave.

As explained on the Cedarburg website, the artwork will include jewelry, beaded glass, fiber and wearable art, felted wool, fabric sculptures and more. All of the works are one-of-a-kind made by individual artisans. Come and have fun!


Art Show and Sale: Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Local art shows and fairs are always a pleasure, and this is particularly true when some of the proceeds go to help those in need. It’s worth taking a look on Sunday, November 12 from 12-4 at the Art Show and Sale that will take place at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, (AHYC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. You’ll be able to view and buy original artwork and meet the local talent. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvers and an open bar.

Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to 180 Turning Lives Around and Atlantic Highlands Sailing Education Program for Junior Sailors Scholarships. This is certainly a nice addition and one that makes the event extra special.


For more information about the Art Show and Sale please call 732-291-1118 or go to

50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival in Maine

The fall foliage is certainly one of the most beautiful times of the year to be in the Eastern part of the US, and it’s a great time to come out and enjoy art installments as well. On October 7-9, the Boothbay Railway Village and the Boothbay Information Center will host the 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival. More than 100 artists will be on hand and there will be rides on the steam train and a chance to explore exhibits about Maine’s railroad heritage.

This festival is one great stop along Maine’s Pumpkin Trail which includes a celebration along 50 miles of Maine’s most amazing coastline from Bath to Rockland.

Enjoy the incredible beauty of this time of year and the amazing talent of those coming to the art show with their wares!

The Kings Mountain Art Fair

If you’re in Northern California this weekend for Labor Day, you will not want to miss the Kings Mountain Art Fair. This is the 54th annual year that the event is running and it will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10-5. With more than 135 juried artists, their work will be showcased in one of the most breathtaking locations imaginable – in the redwood forest. The art work includes textiles, paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics and more from local artists.

The fair is a fundraiser for the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, which makes it even more special to enjoy. In addition to the fire brigade, the event also benefits the Kings Mountain Elementary School.


Join the fun!

Chesterton Art Fair Coming Soon

It’s certainly worthwhile to be part of the Chesterton Art Fair taking place at Dogwood Park in Chesterton, Indiana on August 5 and 6th. The entry cost is only $5 and the event includes more than 85 juried artists. One art lover, Wendy Marciniak, explained that “Everything sold and exhibited is one-of-a-kind and that’s one of the reasons more than 7000 people come to this event every August.”

Art work available to enjoy and purchase includes drawings, paintings, stained glass, sculptures, weaving and more.

The outdoor art fair also includes live music by local musicians, a great menu of food vendors and more.