During the year 2010, the Serralves Museum will open a branch in Lisbon. This announcement was made by Artur Santos Silva, chairman of the board of the BPI bank, during a celebration at Serralves, that included the presentation of the book "Artistas Portugueses na Colecção da Fundação de Serralves" (Portuguese Artists in the Collection of the Serralves Foundation). This new space is not intended for exhibitions.
Located in the 15B of the Augusto Gil street, in Lisbon, the bookstore Círculo das Letras will present the second edition of "O Nosso Bairro". This colective exhibition, taking place from December 16, 2009 through January 6, 2010, gathers the works of the people who live or work in the neighbourhood and have art as a hobby or their main activity.
With the sponsorship of Blick Art Materials, a gift certificate in the value of $25 will be send, together with a catalogue, to one of the readers of The Art Inquirer. The winner will be announced on December 20th, 2009.
The artistic community CultureInside is running a Halloween contest for photographers and artists. Winning works will be shown in a permanent online exhibition. The subscription is free and the deadline is October 31st, 2009.
A new website developed by Peggy and Robert Stermer-Cox permits users to list art workshops for free. The only thing you need to do is to register. Since this is a recent service, we may see further developments, namely in terms of search options. The website is called Artist Workshops.
Maggie Price is now the president of the International Association of Pastel Societies, after Urania Christy Tarbet having stepped down during IAPS's recent convention and nominating her. Urania Tarbet presided the society for 15 years.
Today, May 3rd 2009, took place the foundation meeting of the Pastel Guild of Europe. This formal reunion between the founding members had among its purposes to elect the board, discuss membership and other relevant subjects. The Pastel Guild of Europe is now officially a reality.
From May 30th through June 1st, visitors will have the chance to see artists in action and buy their artwork. Various crafts and fine arts will be exhibited and a good interaction between artists and public is expected. Art In Action takes place at the Townley Hall, Ireland.
One of the main features of The Art Inquirer are the regular interviews with artists. The art dedicated blog presents its readers with the opportunity to get closer to the artists by knowing about their techniques and what moves them. New interviews are being prepared, one of them with a famous pastel artist. Don't miss them by signing its newsletters. Readers are also eligible to win a free painting every month.
The Art Inquirer has completed 100 posts in the month that completes 1 year of existance. In an effort to provide update news and interesting articles to its readers, the art related blog includes a series of useful links. Considered an ex libris are the interviews with artists and the free monthly paintings.