The REDEFINE Magazine Arts Blog Has Moved!

Hi! Just wanted to write to let you know that our blog is now being hosted directly on our website, at:

http://www.redefinemag.com/arts/

Please update your links and blog readers. We will also be starting to update on a more frequent basis, hopefully daily, so if you have art news, show openings, or work you would like to pass onto us, please write us at letters@redefinemag.com ~

Thank you!🙂

Rock & Roll Photographer Theresa Kereakes Exhibits Unguarded Moments

Photojournalism frequently documents tales of strife and woe, but it less frequently documents music. This December and January, Theresa Kereakes will fix that issue with her show at the gallery / store, Metropolis, in Lancaster, PA.

Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond will showcase photos from a time when artists like Billy Idol and Iggy Pop were making waves in the music scene. Backstage and in homes, Kereakes’ photos capture the moments in between the sell-out shows, giving regular everyday fans a glimpse into grandeur. Kereakes’ first photo shoot was for the legendary punk band The Germs, which pulled her into a world of music from the late ’70s Sunset Strip scene. The show will feature images of The Germs, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, The Cramps, The Ramones, The Dead Boys, Debbie Harry, and many, many more talented and influential artists.

Opening reception takes place from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on December 5th, 2008, at 154 N Prince St., Lancaster, PA.

Artreach Brings You Affordable Art!


First Snowboard Connection’s Cheap Thrills, now Artreach’s quarterly show at the Vermillion Gallery, with artwork priced at an average of $200, with some more and some less! ArtReach is a non-profit arts organization that aims to increase demand for art among young professionals in King County by promoting approachable art.

Artists include:
Erin Kendig
Thomas Krueger
Natalie Oswald
Kate Protage
Angela Scott
Jim Stoccardo
Kellie Talbot

Cheap Thrills at Snowboard Connection!

Art Basel Event Kicks Off In Miami Beach

Perhaps it’s pretentious to call your event the “most important art show in the United States,” but that’s exactly what Art Basel considers itself. The event will have an exclusive selection of more than 220 leading art galleries from USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, exhibiting 20th and 21st century artworks by more than 2,000 artists. Expect talks, panels, galleries, installations, international magazines, and practically everything one can think of related to arts!

Puddletown in Portland’s Compound Gallery

Living in the Pacific Northwest, one becomes used to rain and gloom, and after a while, it’s just a part of life and seasonal disorders seem nonexistent. Puddletown at Compound Gallery will feature artists’ takes on rain from Thursday, December 4th, 2008 (First Thursday) through December 24th, 2008. Here are some notable artists from this opening:


Robert Fayze Pellicer seems to combine equal parts surrealism, nature, and spirituality in his works, such as in this piece, entitled Food Web.


Timothy Karpinski must be the type who pays attention to details. Graphic, acrylic, and hand-sewn papers join forces in the elegant I Dream of the Forest.


Colors bleed, swirl, and transform to join forces with unpredictable shapes in Max Kauffman‘s The Block Is Hot.


Elliott Wall makes the simple female form intoxicatingly haunting and fascinating with ease, such as in this piece, Moth.


In the case of Eli Effenberger and this piece, Over The Rainbow, digital paints are just as good as the real thing.


Eatcho seems to prefer painting and drawing on recycled papers and wood panels, and for good reason. His illustrations and exceptional compositions exclusively hold their own, with no need for detailed backgrounds.

Sophie Franz, shown in the post below, will also be showing her illustrations and drawings at this group show.

Sophie Franz – Cool Artist Website Alert!

It’s hard to make an artist portfolio website that doesn’t look cookie-cutter and doesn’t feel mechanical. Luckily, Sophie Franz has managed to pull together a simple, effective website to showcase her paintings and drawings. It looks hand-made, but somehow it doesn’t compromise professionalism whatsoever.