Archive for October 2010

Halloween Art Monster: Reader Suggestions

Earlier in the month I created a blog post that featured the scariest monsters and scenes from art.  The post proved to be very popular, being picked up by the Chicago Tribune website and eventually was featured on the frontpage of the Huffington Post.  I asked readers to contribute their favorite Halloween-related artwork and I... Read more »

Art Loop Open Reinstates Bernard Williams

The same day that I published my article detailing the controversy surround the disqualification of Bernard Williams from the final round of voting in the Art Loop Open (ALO), Mr. Williams was reinstated in the competition.  Unfortunately, Mr. Williams has missed several crucial days of voting, weekend days moreover, which puts him at a disadvantage. ... Read more »

Controversy Surrounds Art Loop Open

**As of about 1:30 CST, 10/26/10, Mr. Williams was reinstated into the Art Loop Open final 10** It’s always great to see the artistic community come together for a common cause, a fundraiser or a community project.  But it’s unfortunate that the artistic community had to band together to protest the disqualification of one of... Read more »

Art Loop Open This Friday

This Friday, the Loop will host 191 works of art for the Art Loop Open and you can vote for the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.  Below are some of the works that will be on view. This competition is Chicago’s response to ArtPrize and annual competition in Grand Rapids, MI.  An important difference... Read more »

Halloween Art Monsters

It’s October and Halloween is not far away.  A lot of us will need inspiration for costumes and scary decorations, and what better place to find it than our own collective memory, art?  Enjoy some of the scariest scenes in art history, and some of my personal favorites. Leave a comment with a link to... Read more »