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Published by José Carrilho

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Last hours to visit the Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring

Founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair aims to make art accessible to art lovers without the need of being art experts or millionaires.
The event takes place in several cities around the world and has been quite successfull.

If you are in New York and want a last hour opportunity to buy "that work of art," the Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring ends today April 22 at 6pm. The Fair will return to New York in the Fall.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Alcarte 2011: a successful opening

Usually included in the Festas do Barrete Verde e das Salinas, the opening of Alcarte 2011 took place on August 6th, about a week before the start of the festivities in Alcochete.
This fact didn't condition the success of the opening of Alcarte 2011 colective art exhibition.

With a higher number of participating artists than what has been usual during the last years, the opening was attended by numerous people interested in art.
Visitors showed great interest and curiosity about the works and the interaction between artists and public arised spontaneously.

With the festivities starting on August 12th and the exhibition lasting until September 2nd, a good number of visits is expected.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Website with the Paintings of José Carrilho

Dear readers,

This week I started a new website with my paintings.
I welcome you to pay a visit and leave your opinion.
You can see them at Jose Carrilho Fine Art.

Best wishes,


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Art Auction to Benefit the Victims in Japan

The portuguese artist José Carrilho announced the auction of an original oil painting to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that recently striked Japan.
The eventual result of the sale will go in total to the Japan Disaster Fund of the Salvation Army.

Original fine art collectors can see and bid for the painting on Ebay until April 5, 2011.
Due to its purpose, the minimum bid starts at only $30.

Friday, January 7, 2011

José Carrilho Expands His Private Art Collection

The portuguese fine artist and art collector José Carrilho has acquired another original painting for his private collection.
The work, an acrylic on board, was painted by Kathie Papasso and is entitled "NightLight Please"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Watch the Videos from the Future Generation Art Prize Award Ceremony 2010

Yesterday, December 10, 2010, the winner of the Main Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, was announced at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev.
Cinthia Marcelle, from Brazil, received the prize in the value of $100000.
A special prize of $20000 was attributed to Mircea Nicolae, from Romania.
The FGAP is a biennial award established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for artists worldwide between the ages of 18 and 35.

The granting of the Main Prize to Cinthia Marcelle:

The granting of the Special Prize to Mircea Nicolae:

The press conference:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Write for The Art Inquirer

If you believe that you are a quality writer, up to date with the latest art news and like to investigate what you read to confirm its veracity, you can be a contributor to The Art Inquirer.

In exchange, your name with a link to your blog or website (links to shops are not accepted, nor to other irrelevant ones) will be placed at the end of the article.
This will enhance your blog/website SEO and will eventually bring you more visitors, while offering recognition as a writer.

Submited articles are of your responsability and may not be accepted due to several factors.

The Art Inquirer will always give you credit for your article and will not take advantage of your works for its own solely benefit.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Etsy & NASA Space Craft Contest Update

The entrants to the Etsy & NASA Craft Contest can follow the updates on this link from the Announcements page of the Etsy Forums.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Video Advertising for Artists

The Art Inquirer has launched a new video advertising platform that will enable artists, galleries, museums, art supply stores and other art related activities to reach their public in a more effective way.
Starting at only $5/week and $10/month (with the possibility of changing the video each week) this video advertising platform is part of the continuing effort to provide artists and art lovers with the best possible service.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20

On the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Congressional mandate that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) deems to be “general standards of decency and respect” in awarding grants, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School in collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship, present two panel discussions and a video interview project evaluating censorship and arts funding today.

Moderated by Laura Flanders of GritTV, the event will host prominent artists, directors of non-profit arts organizations, art dealers and founders of alternative spaces.
Participants will discuss how the introduction of the decency clause and Culture Wars, have conditioned free speech and creativity, as well as self-censorship and how moral concepts of the American public in terms of decency and respect for values and beliefs, has changed over the past twenty years.

The first panel will take place on September 15, 2010 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12 Street, New York. Admission will be free.
The second panel happens on September 22, 2010 at the same time and place.

The panel discussions are complemented by the film screening Indecent Exposure on September 27, at the School of Visual Arts, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Project Wonderful Advertiser Wins a Subscription to American Artist

The Art Inquirer published yesterday that one of its Project Wonderful advertisers will receive one year subscription to American Artist magazine.
Strategically placed ad spots offer a decent CTR to advertisers and potential sales.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Museums in the 21st Century, presented by MoMA's Director Glenn Lowry at ACMI

On the 24th of June 2010 (2h30 pm), the Australian Center For The Moving Image will host a presentation at the ACMI Cinemas lead by the Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Glenn Lowry.
Based on MoMA's activities, Glenn will classify the changing aspects of art collecting, exhibiting, commissioning work and how institutions are collaborating with the intent of expanding their exhibition space and offer to their visitors, thus providing an idea of the current trends and future moves of museums in this new century.
The event will include a panel session chaired by ACMI Director Tony Sweeney and featuring Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects John Kaldor, artist, academic and writer Robert Nelson, and Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.
The panel will pinpoint how institutions are shifting their artistic focus and realigning their programmes to maintain relevance in a time of rapid change, including the ways digital technology and audience demands are recreating the sector.
Admission for Museums in the 21st Century is free and tickets will be available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

World Environment Day 2010 and the Arts

In the last years the discussion about the environment has been brought to the public's attention and nowadays people start to be more aware of how they can contribute to minimize the human influence over it.
Artists can play an important role, be it through art itself or by using it to support environmental campaigns.
The approach between art and society tends to narrow and artists, designers and architects have the possibility to improve people's lifes through the development of environmental friendly ideas.
Today, June 5th, is celebrated the World Environment Day 2010 and for this year the United Nations Environment Programme has chosen the motto "Many Species One Planet One Future".

Friday, June 4, 2010

Studying at ArtEZ, Netherlands

The Netherlands traditionally provide students, including those from abroad, with good opportunities to develope their artistic skills, theories and prepare themselves to the market after completing their studies.
ArtEZ welcomes students worldwide with its interdisciplinary programme including art, design, architecture, music and theatre.
Students receive a recognizable education that takes into account the relation between art and society.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

World Press Photo 2010 Exhibition Calendar

Showing the best of photojournalism worldwide, the World Press Photo 2010 exhibition is one of the best sources for us to know what is going on in the real world.
Creativity and many times a good amount of courage are the ingredients to photos that go well beyond the image itself.
Keep yourself informed with the calendar of the 2010 exhibition tour.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"70 Million" by Hold Your Horses !

A funny videoclip that takes us through some famous paintings.

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino" by J.M.W.Turner to be Auctioned at Sotheby's

Completed in 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner RA and mesauring 90.2 by 122cm (35.5 by 48 in), the oil on canvas "Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino" is going to be offered for auction at the Sotheby's Evening Sale of Old Master and Early British Paintings in London on Wednesday, 7 July 2010.
Firstly owned by Turner's close friend and patron scottish landowner and collector Hugh Munro of Novar, who bought the work directly from the artist’s Royal Academy exhibition of 1839, the painting was then acquired at auction by the 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929) and his new wife Hannah Rothschild, while on their honeymoon, for the sum of 4,450 gns.
Loaned since 1978 to the National Gallery of Scotland, it was part of the exhibition "Turner and Italy".
Now it's going to be offered for sale at Sotheby's with an estimated value of £12-18 million.

Friday, March 12, 2010

MONSTRA 2010 - Animated Film Festival of Lisbon

The 10th MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival is open to the public from March 11 through March 21, 2010.
Showing an interactive experience between animation and other forms of art, the festival offers its visitors the best of animation worldwide.
Between other activities, the public will have the chance to see retrospectives, premieres and participate in workshops.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Square - New Form of Payment Arriving Soon

Still in its beta version Square will permit you to use your iPhone to receive paymentsm by simply pulgging a really small card reader into your iPhone's audio jack.
There will be no need to sign up for expensive equipment, contracts and paying high fees.
You will be even able to confirm the buyer's identity in the spot and a receipt will be made available right away.
This card reader will also work in some other mobile devices with an audio jack, such as iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android based phones.
According to ReadWriteWeb's channel ReadWriteStart, the card reader will cost $1 and the company will charge a fee of 2.9% for each transaction.
This due out soon service will be quite useful for artists who participate in art fairs, or have their own studio sale.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Art Inquirer More Than Doubles

Started in the beginning of 2008, The Art Inquirer has more than doubled its visits, especially returning ones, during 2009.
The objective for 2010 is to continue its organic growth.