Smart Art: Sunset Magazine Selects Ugallery Art...
Lana Williams’ “Let it Be” hangs in the master bedroom. No need for a TV when you’ve got a stunner like this on the wall! Yesterday, I made my way to downtown Palo Alto to visit Sunset Magazine’s Smart Homes, two stage homes built from the “smartest” products money can buy. From design and technology to energy efficiencies, location, and even art...
Ugallery Recommends: An Artsy Halloween
Roy Lichtenstein yourself (via goretro) Get Banksyfied! (via Kottke) Van Gogh’on with yo bad self (via Silencing the Drums) A different kind of “Scream” mask (via welikedogs)
Friday Feature: Leo Carrillo Nightscape
Every week, I work my way through all of the artwork accepted to the site and make sure it’s ready to go live with the New Art on Thursdays. That means I see a whole lot of artwork. (Not a bad life, huh?) In this new column, I’ll share a particularly awesome artwork from that week’s new batch and write a bit about what makes it so special. Without further ado, I’ll...
We've Got the World on a Wire
We recently did a recap of all the countries we’ve sold to, and we were excited to discover we’ve sent art to nearly every continent in the world (curse you Antarctica!). It’s a testament to the power of showing art online. We may not have a physical address (*yet*), but people can see our work online from all over the world. As you can see in the map above, our artwork has...
New Artist Spotlight
Every Thursday at 1PM, we welcome a batch of new artwork and new artists to our Ugallery family. This series of blog posts highlights each week’s new artists, sharing a bit about their work and highlighting one of our favorite pieces of theirs. Our new artists this week are Michelle Robinson, Darrin VanGorder, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Bryan Flanigan and Susan Lennon. To learn more about each...
Artist in Focus: Christine Soccio's Kickstarter
Ugallery painter Christine Soccio recently undertook a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a painting trip to Litchfield County, Connecticut. With the help of 23 backers, Christine travelled to Connecticut and produced 11 paintings inspired by the area’s “slight of light” that falls on the hills and farmland. We checked in with Christine to learn more about her experience...
Ugallery Artwork featured in Daily Candy
We woke up to a great surprise this morning: Ugallery art was featured in Daily Candy’s nation-wide email! DC editors hand-picked 9 Ugallery and Paperwork pieces to feature in their “Affordable Art Attack” round up, helping readers “turn their homes into galleries.” We’ve gathered together all of the featured pieces below for your perusal. Some have already...
Paperwork Newsletter: Smile a Little Today
Smile a Little Today I will not have the mad Clytie, Whose head is turned by the sun; The tulip is a courtly queen, Whom, therefore, I will shun; The cowslip is a country wench, The violet is a nun; - But I will woo the dainty rose, The queen of everyone. Thomas Hood Greetings Art Fans, This week we bring you Judy Mackey’s second Paperwork release. In the midst of summer, we...
Ugallery Featured in GQ Eye
New Artist Spotlight: Adalberto Ortiz, Diane Borg...
Every Thursday at 1PM, we welcome a batch of new artwork and new artists to our Ugallery family. This series of blog posts highlights each week’s new artists, sharing a bit about their work and highlighting one of our favorite pieces of theirs. Our new artists this week are Adalberto Ortiz of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Diane Borg of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pat Forbes of Brookline,...
Artist in Focus: Alex Greenburg Makes My Brain...
My artform is more than just making photographs. I make experiences. In response to the increasingly short attention span of our generation, I facilitate an intimate amd immersive environment by projecting 35mm slides paired with audio. — Alex Greenburg Last night, I stopped by Ugallery photographer Alex Greenburg’s pad to do our monthly session of burrito noshing and photo...
Paperwork Newsletter: Meet You at the Crossroads
“Chairs - Miami Beach, Florida” by Tony Brown “Sanctuary” by Gregg Otteson “The year’s four changing seasons brought To her own door what thousands sought In wandering ways and did not find - Diversion and content of mind.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox Greetings Art Lovers! We’re at a crossroads. The seasons are shifting from hot to brisk,...
Bright Idea: Bold Framing
This room with a cluster of a bright orange framed artwork appeared in the September 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I loved the unified, bold look and decided to share on our blog. Can imagine a similar look with our gold or red Paperwork frames…
Happy 5th Birthday Ugallery!
Greetings Art Lovers! Five years ago this week, Stephen, Greg and I launched the first iteration of Ugallery from our little house in Scottsdale, AZ. We started with five artists and 25 pieces of art, and made our first sale within three days of going live. Today, in large part due to loyal clients like you, we have grown to a roster of over 350 artists and a collection of 4,000 artworks....
New Artist Spotlight: Brian Elston and Justin Simc
Every Thursday at 1PM, we welcome new artwork and new artists to our Ugallery family. This week’s new artists are Brian Elston of Defiance, Ohio and Justin Simcik of Mount Shasta, California. To learn more about each of them, read on below. And, if you’d be so kind, please leave them a nice comment on their profile pages to welcome them to the Ugallery community! Moto 3 Brian...
Artist in Focus: Carlos Saladén-Vargas
Carlos with his newborn baby girl! Last week, Ugallery photographer Carlos Saladén-Vargas participated in an interview with the good people at Centrepoint Collective (UK). We liked it so much, we thought we’d repost it on our blog. Enjoy! Untitled (Cabrito) Centrepoint Collective - I sense a very honest and tender look to the portraits. Can you give me a brief insight about your...
Paperwork Newsletter: NY Kiss
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” — Banksy Greetings Art Lovers! When you think about a “New York kiss”, what comes to mind? Is it this? (For me, yes) If it is, this week’s print by Gregor...
Photo Clichés of the 1930s
Back in 1937, art director M.F. Agha wrote a piece in U.S. Camera magazine titled The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer, which warns photographers not to pursue common photographic clichés that were saturating the industry. It’s an interesting glimpse into what popular photo subjects were back in the day. (via PetaPixel)
How'd He Do That? MoMA on Rothko
To celebrate their Abstract Expressionism show from earlier this year, the NY MoMA created a series of videos that examine how some of their collection’s most celebrated paintings were made. This video looks at the painting techniques of Mark Rothko’s “No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black)”.
Susan Boyle's Art Gets Published!
Just got word that Ugallery artist Susan K. Boyle’s artwork now graces a novel. Joan Specht, the author of the book bought the original painting from Susan a few years ago. Joan asked Susan if she could have it incorporated into the cover design of her new book, and the rest is history. Keep an eye out for “A Pilgrim’s Journey” at your local bookstore!
Ugallery Goes Pink for October
To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re donating a portion of the proceeds from our “Pink for October” collection to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Many of our artists are matching the donations. Be sure to take a peek at the collection here.
Paperwork Newsletter: At the New Art Gallery
Greetings Art Lovers! This week we’re excited to release a second print by Italian artist Mario Sughi. “At the New Art Gallery” tackles the art world and art spectatorship head on, a topic that’s particularly poignant now as we near the opening of the Frieze Art Fair. The Frieze Fair is a cutting-edge contemporary artaganza that takes over London’s Regent’s...
Got Blank Walls?
Got blank walls? We’re here to help! Just upload a picture of your blank wall to our facebook page and leave a little comment about which print - “Grade AA” or “Butterfly Away” - you want and why. (If you don’t mind, give us a “like” while you’re there!) Two winners will receive the 20”x30” print they choose, delivered to their...