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DesignerCon Online 2020 Makes Lemonade: A Quick Review + Recap

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons make lemonade. And, there is no doubt 2020 has been full of lemons. Incredibly some people have figured out how to make lemonade too. DesignerCon founder Ben Gorestsky and his dedicated team are those people.

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Chie Yoshii’s Lush Paintings Bring Mythical Archetypes to Life

The artist delves into symbolism and human psychology in her new ‘Myth’ series. ‘Myth’ opens Novemeber 14 at Corey Helford Gallery in LA.

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DesignerCon 2020 Heads Online for First Ever Virtual Expo

DesignerCon avoids the crowd this year with a virtual show. The event expands into the digital realm November 13 through 15.

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DJ Constantine “Connie” Price’s Soul Picnic: Music Playlist 001

Music impresario and producer DJ Constantine “Connie” Price’s Soul Picnic music playlist drops 14 sonic gems and music history for your head and heart.

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Linda Vallejo & Man One: Artists On Politics and Being Indivisible in America

On this week’s podcast, we are continuing our discussions with artists participating in the Indivisible 2020 exhibition for which Not Real Art is the media partner, and today’s guests are none other than artists Linda Vallejo and Man One. Linda Vallejo is a multimedia artist who consolidates a range of influences from a lifetime of travel and study to create work that explores contemporary social, cultural, and political issues. Man One joins Linda in conversation, and these two powerful artists in our community discuss their Latinx identities and the way this has informed their work. They first unpack what indivisibility means to them and share how they both came to realize that they had been brainwashed into the belief that all Americans are united.

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Indivisible 2020: Political Art Exhibition Opens Online October 24

INDIVISIBLE 2020: United We Stand / Divided We Fall opens online October 24. The online art exibition features today’s most exciting voices in political art exploring our values as a country in 2020.

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Culver City Arts + Helms Bakery District Celebrates 2020 Not Real Art Grant Recipients (VIDEO)

In an effort to find comfort and connectedness through art, architecture, and design, Helms Bakery District in partnership with the Culver City Arts Foundation, is hosting and curating Projecting Possibilities, a video installation featuring a new artist each week for 52 weeks, an entire year of rotating digital art exhibitions to celebrate, nourish, support, and promote Los Angeles-based artists. And, October 9-15 they are featuring the 2020 class of Not Real Art Grant recipients!

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NOT REAL ART Honors Its 2020 Class of Artist Grantees With an Exclusive Online Exhibition: 7pm October 8: Join Us!

Join us October 8th at 7pm as we celebrate our 2020 Not Real Art Class of Artist Grant recipients with online exhibition online and public art video installation

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Arinze Stanley Captures the 21st Century Black Experience with Hyperrealistic ‘Paranormal Portraits’

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley spends hours refining the details in his hyperrealistic charcoal portraits of everyday people. In a statement about his new body of work, Paranormal Portraits, opening virtually October 3 at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery, Stanley says he uses his art as a tool for social and political activism.

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Adventures In Design’s Mark Brickey Is Grateful

Adventures in Design Founder, Mark Brickey, recently completed episode 1,234 of his podcast, which is summarized on his website as, “A daily talk show for creatives just like you, exploring how others design happiness into their professional lives.” But like the majority of creatives, the elusive ‘happiness brand’ took some time to formulate.

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DesignerCon 2019: Mark Brickey x NOT REAL ART Creator, Sourdough: VIDEO INTERVIEW

On special assignment at DesignerCon 2019, podcaster and host of Adventures in Design Mark Brickey speaks to the creator of NOT REAL ART, Scott “Sourdough” Power

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Learn The Arts Business — For Free. Register Today!

Announcing NOT REAL ART School: Hear top artists and experts teach essential business skills and lessons they don’t teach in art school. NOT REAL ART School offers 5 FREE business lectures all successful artists need to know.

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New Burning Man Documentary ‘Art on Fire’ is Pandemic-Approved Entertainment

Burning Man 2020: This year it’s not the human petting zoos, fire-breathing dragons, or voluntary dust baths that seem strange—it’s their absence that startles. Art on Fire is a jaw-dropping spectacle that will put ants in your favorite pandemic sweatpants. Gerald Fox’s art-focused film is the perfect antidote to your quarantine blues

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Artist Gardens: How Plants Are Helping Artists Get Through The Pandemic

Artist Gardens: It may be month five of the unending apocalypse, but my plants look wonderful. As the outside world gets more chaotic and cynical, I have found refuge with my plants and I’m not the only artist feeling this way.

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TikTok: Trump Can’t Dance

TikTok is just as important to visual art and artists as IG, Facebook, YouTube and other specific art related communities on the Web. Save TikTok!

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Anne Martin of Sugar Press Art on Following Your Instinct

NOT REAL ART talks to Anne Martin of Sugar Press Art about her creative journey working in the arts, helping artists and starting her own art publishing company.

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Taking It To The Streets: How To Handle Trouble with The Police as a Protester

Artists have always contributed to protest and revolt in ways that capture the dialogue and propel people forward. But Artists may need to do things now as protest that maybe they don’t see as art. So what follows are links to guides prepared by good, solid sources about what to do if you run into trouble as a protester.

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Quarantoons by Bill Kieffer

Quarantoons by Bill Kieffer

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Cheyanne Sauter of Art Share LA: Inspiring Leadership in the Arts

Cheyanne Sauter, Executive Director of Art Share LA, speaks to NOT REAL ART about the challenges of leading a non-profit arts organization during good times and tough times.

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Beth Abaravich: Scenes from the Edge of Fashion

An essay — and artworks — from the edge of fashion; a literary and visual creation from artist Beth Abaravich

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Connections in Context: Friendships in Art

Artist Rachel O’Donnell shares the importance of finding your tribe in the art world.

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Laugh Gallery: When Comics Do Art

At NOT REAL ART, we think art shouldn’t be so serious and humor is a great way to celebrate art and the artists who make it. So, we are teaming up with veteran comic Katie Love to see if comedians can use their funny bones to make art more relatable. So…

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Free Legal Advice For Artists

Sage legal guidance for artists from Deviant Art’s former chief legal advisor Joshua Wattles.

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City of Fish: Quarantoons by Bill Kieffer

City of Fish: Quarantoons by Bill Kieffer

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Postcards from the Apocalypse by Rachel O’Donnell, Artist

Whelp, this certainly wasn’t covered in art school. Right now, we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and being confronted by some pretty uncomfortable realities. I’m constantly vacillating between two contrasting reactions which I’m sure has become the norm for all of us. But where does this leave the art world when the real world is falling to pieces?

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