Monday, May 29, 2023

Italian artist tops 120,000 entries to win global doodling competition


Yoh K image above

The World Final of the Red Bull Doodle Art competition in Amsterdam was a catalyst for creativity, combining the fast-rising talents of 62 national finalists with insights and inspiration from high-profile experts including global artists Burnt Toast and Mr Doodle. The experience culminated with a showcase of the finalists’ work on the blockchain and in a public gallery, where Chiara Croce of Italy was named the winner for 2023.

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands (May 27, 2023) – A showcase of inspiring global talent that started with more than 120,000 entries worldwide has named its winner for 2023, as a panel of expert judges chose the artwork of Chiara Croce from Italy as their favourite at the Red Bull Doodle Art World Final in Amsterdam. For all of the 62 national finalists attending the event, a simple doodle with pen on paper sparked a journey of innovation that included mentorship and collaboration with world-famous creatives, culminating in a three-day experience in the Dutch capital where they exchanged ideas and learned technology skills to put their work in the spotlight.

Red Bull Doodle Art is a global competition that empowers a new generation of artists. To enter, you simply let your mind wander, put pen to paper, and create a doodle. The more than 120,000 entries this year marked a new high for the competition, setting a difficult but fascinating task for the judges choosing one national winner in each of 62 participating countries.


Each national winner prepared for the World Final by creating a new doodle that incorporated a signature icon drawn by celebrated artist Burnt Toast (Scott Martin of Canada). In doing so, not only were they able to choose one of five monochromatic designs by Burnt Toast to integrate into their artwork, but they also received feedback and mentorship from him directly. Chiara Croce chose a Burnt Toast icon of a character sitting on a bench weaving it into her own innovative doodle. 

When the national winners arrived in Amsterdam for the World Final, they were immersed in a ‘phygital’ experience that combined the physical and digital realms of art. While sharing their varied doodling styles and inspirations, they took a tour of Amsterdam’s iconic sites, heard keynote talks and engaged with the global judging panel, which in addition to Burnt Toast included UK artist Mr Doodle (Sam Cox), Dutch entrepreneur and digital creator Anna Nooshin, free running athlete Noa Diorgina of the Netherlands and 2017 Red Bull Doodle Art winner Ayaka Toyomasu of Japan.


Additionally, the finalists took part in a full-day workshop featuring collaborative doodling and information sessions on creating digital collectibles – that is, minting NFT artwork – led by experts from Red Bull Doodle Art partner Ledger. By the afternoon of day two, 61 of the new pieces that the national winners had created with Burnt Toast’s collaboration went live for an open-edition mint on the Nifty Gateway marketplace as the Red Bull Doodle Art NFT collection mentored by Burnt Toast. 

The climax to the event came at Amsterdam venue Capital C, where a special gallery showcase open to the public displayed both the original pen-and-paper doodles and the new NFT creations of the national winners. It was there – based on the criteria of creativity, artistic skill and the way the doodles conveyed a love for life – that the judges named anelated Chiara Croce as the 2023 winner.


“Now that I have won this competition, I feel like I’m on top of the world.” says Chiara right after her win in Amsterdam. “My upcoming dreams and goals are represented in my doodle, that won the Italian final, and from here I want to become a famous comic artist.” 

Now, Chiara Croce’s winning piece, featuring Burnt Toast’s signature pastel color, will live on permanently on the blockchain as the winner of Red Bull Doodle Art 2023.  

For more on Red Bull Doodle Art, including the winning doodle, visit the global homepage 

Friday, May 26, 2023

27th Annual 27th Annual Summerlin Festival of Arts (NV)(NV) Apply before 6/1/2023

27th Annual Summerlin Festival of Arts (NV)
October 13-15, 2023
Application Deadline 6/1/23
Call to Artists
WHAT: 27th Annual Summerlin Festival of Arts
WHERE: The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada 
WHEN: October 13-15, 2023 | 9am - 4pm
  • Limited to 100 Fine Artists and Craftsmen
  • Past Attendance 50,000
  • Convenient artist and patron parking on site
  • Located in Downtown Summerlin's beautiful open-air shopping center
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Coffee and sweet rolls for the artists each morning
  • Volunteers and Motorized carts available for set-up/tear-down
  • Real restrooms in a central location
  • RV, trailer and overnight parking allowed onsite
  • Jury Fee $25
  • Booth Fee $350 (10'x10') | $625 (10'x20')
Summerlin Festival of Arts is a popular and established outdoor art festival. Set on a grassy area, the Lawn, in beautiful Downtown Summerlin’s walkable, open-air fashion, dining and entertainment venue in the affluent Summerlin area of Las Vegas, the highly successful event features the works of more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople. The art festival hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2023
Artist Notification: July 14, 2023
Booth Fee Due: August 4, 2023
If you have any questions, please contact McKinzie Cogswell at or call 702-234-5307.

Vist our Website for more information

Morgan Lehman Gallery closed for Memorial Day Weekend

In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend
Morgan Lehman's current exhibitions will close at
6pm on Friday, May 26th

The gallery will resume regular hours on Thursday, June 1st
with the opening of two new solo shows by
Edra Soto, "Tropicalamericana: US 2", 2014, Inkjet print over Arches paper, 65h x 37w in (165.10h x 93.98w cm)

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Lowell Ryan Projects exhibition of plein air paintings by Rachel Rickert!

Artist Spotlight: 
Rachel Rickert
Twelve Works from Joshua Tree

Rachel Rickert photographed by Matt Stomper in Joshua Tree, CA 2023
Online Viewing Room

Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present a series of recent plein air paintings by Rachel Rickert. After ten years of living and studying in New York City Rickert has moved out west to where she first discovered her artistic skills and desire to pursue her artistic practice when she visited as a teenager. These twelve paintings were all painted in Joshua Tree over the course of the last year as Rickert settled into her new home and discovered her new surroundings.

Rachel Rickert
Golden Hour, 2023
Oil on panel
9h x 12w in / 22.86h x 30.48w cm
Rachel Rickert photographed by Matt Stomper in Joshua Tree, CA 2023
“With plein air painting, the work is not simply a moment. The painting is a time-lapse, a collection of moments across changing light, weather, and time of day. Each painting is completely based on perception, on my experience looking at the land and being within it, but presents an image that never existed. One painting may hold hours of time. It may show the sky as it changed over the course of a sunset, never one second of the sunset. It feels magical for this reason. Time passing, made physical.” - Rachel Rickert
Rachel Rickert
Salvation, 2022
Oil on panel
7h x 5w in / 17.78h x 12.70w cm
Rachel Rickert photographed by Matt Stomper in Joshua Tree, CA 2023
Rachel Rickert
Deep Sky, 2023
Oil on panel
7h x 5w in / 17.78h x 12.70w cm

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Warhol Announces Unseen: Permanent Collection Works Opening November 3, 2023

The Warhol Announces Unseen: Permanent Collection Works Opening November 3, 2023

Read the full release and access images in the museum's press room.
A square canvas painted red in a black frame.
Andy Warhol, Red "Blank", ca. 1963, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
The Andy Warhol Museum announces Unseen: Permanent Collection Works, on view November 3, 2023 – March 4, 2024.

The more than 60 works in Unseen have never been displayed since they entered The Warhol’s collection. Some represent riffs on or experiments with well-known Warhol images. Others are previously unshown examples of larger series depicting images that were of importance to Warhol.

The fact that these works have never been shown reflects the enormity of the museum’s collection and the complexity of Warhol’s legacy. Changing tastes of successive museum administrations means that certain objects have been either favored or overlooked. The explicit sexual content of some of the works has also contributed to them not being publicly displayed. Most importantly, the unseen nature of these works reflects the fact that there is always something new to learn about Andy Warhol and his work.

“The Warhol staff works every day with an extraordinary collection that continues to surprise and confound. Unseen is an opportunity for the museum to delve into areas of the collection that are new even to us,” said Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol. “These are objects that are both esthetically beautiful and that have stories to tell. We’re proud to share them with the public for the first time.”

Extensive research on the works in the exhibition has revealed many previously unknown facts, which have raised both additional awareness of the collection and of Warhol’s practices and intentions. These findings will also be part of the exhibition.

To complement the exhibition, a schedule of public programs is being organized and will be announced at a later date.

Unseen: Permanent Collection Works is curated by Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol, with the support of Matt Gray, director of archives, Signe Watson, independent researcher, and The Warhol collections and exhibition department.

A press preview of the exhibition that includes a tour with Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol, will take place on November 2 at 2 p.m. at The Warhol. Reservations are required. Email

Unseen: Permanent Collection Works is made possible through support provided by the Curatorial Vision Fund. Leadership support for the Curatorial Vision Fund is provided by Jim Spencer and Michael Lin, and Scott M. Mory.

The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol is available at

The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.





   "Like Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594, Venice, Italy), George Yepes 
   has the ability to pull down from heaven the designs which God has for 
   humans and paint them so people can discover through the paintings 
   what they are deaf to in words”.

   Dr. David Carrasco, Professor - Historian of Religions
   Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
   Director, Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project
   Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
   Divinity School - Harvard University

La Dolorosa/Virgen de Guadalupe altar in honor the 21 victims of the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting.

La Uvalde Dolorosa bears the pain of 21 bleeding wounds for the 21 victims: Her Sacred Heart skewered with 7 daggers and 14 large swords piercing her chest and abdomen. 

The Uvalde pieta banner is draped across her lap.

La Dolorosa/Virgen de Guadalupe wears the crown of thorns from the crucifixion.  

Behind La Dolorosa is her flaming aura of La Virgen de Guadalupe.

La Dolorosa's green cloak of La Virgen de Guadalupe has turned to ultramarine blue with white stars. 

Her white gown is marked by the bleeding flow from her Sacred Heart and abdomen to form the red and white stripes of the United States flag. 

Above and behind La Dolorosa is the cross of the crucifixion carved into the Uvalde oak tree from the City Seal of Uvalde, Texas.

The 21 Doves above La Dolorosa/Virgen de Guadalupe are the ascending souls of the Uvalde victims.