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Natalia Villanueva Linares: 2021 Not Real Art Grant Winner

International artist and 2021 grant winner, Natalia Villanueva Linares was born in the south of France to Peruvian parents. A graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, Linares’ work has been featured in galleries, art fairs, and exhibitions in Paris, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ecuador, and the United States. She is also the founder of the magazine Ukayzine, created to promote international cultural exchanges through the visual arts.

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DJ Constantine ‘Connie’ Price’s Soul Picnic Playlist: ‘Soul-O-Ween’

Listen up: this month our in-house DJ is serving up some spook-tacular musical treats. Get into the season with Howlin’ Wolf, Dusty Springfield, and The Specials.

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DJ Constantine ‘Connie’ Price’s Soul Picnic Playlist: ‘My Best of the ‘80s’

Listen up: This month our in-house DJ offers up his favorite tunes from the ’80s: XTC, Stray Cats, The Pretenders, and more. Like, enjoy….

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DJ Constantine ‘Connie’ Price’s Soul Picnic Playlists Available on iTunes/Apple Music!

In each month’s article, you’ll find a direct link to a 14-song playlist on iTunes, which you can pop on your iPhone when you need some a fresh soundtrack.

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DJ Constantine ‘Connie’ Price’s Soul Picnic Playlist: ‘Sunday Chill Out’

Listen up: This month our in-house DJ offers up his favorite chill-out tunes for your next lazy Sunday. Crank up the Fleetwood Mac and relax.

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DJ Constantine ‘Connie’ Price’s Soul Picnic Playlist: ‘Cool Jazz for a Hot Summer’

Listen up: This month our in-house DJ offers up cool jazz tunes for a blisteringly hot summer. So grab an Arnold Palmer, kick back, and relax in the shade.

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Dan Ubick: L.A. Music Impresario Launches New Podcast: The Conduit

When you look – make that listen to composer, musician, and producer Dan Ubick’s vast list of credits in film and television ranging from his original composition written with Staten Island soul phenom Eamon, ‘You and Only You’ on the Ocean’s 8 soundtrack, to his work on Breaking Bad, Blackish, and 24, it’s hard to believe he wasn’t the designated cool kid in high school. Nor was he the geeky band kid. Rather, Ubick asserts that he was “just a kid growing up in in Pacific Palisades in the ‘70s, learning to play guitar.”

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How is YOUR Women’s History Month Going?

How is YOUR Women’s History Month going? Are you making history? Are you having belly laughs? Enjoy our contribution to all of that with this brilliant and funny art review for our upcoming Laugh Gallery project from comedian and filmmaker, Laura Park.

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Kazuki Takamatsu Imagines Escape Through Haunting Winged Portraits

The Japanese artist reflects on the conflict between personal freedom and the constraints of living in larger social groups with new series ‘Your Wings.’

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‘Art Collector Starter Kit’ Group Show Invites Art Enthusiasts to Get Their Paws on Affordable, Pint-Sized Work

The seventh annual ‘Art Collector Starter Kit’ brings budding art enthusiasts into the conversation with small, afforable works.

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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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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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