Author: Uriél Danā

  • How Does An Artist Determine the Value or Worth of a Painting?

    How Does An Artist Determine the Value or Worth of a Painting?

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    How does someone decide whether their painting is worth money or not (not talking about famous artists)? Beginning artists often decide what their painting is worth by deciding what their time is worth per hour and multiplying that by the hours it took to complete the piece. They then add in the cost of the…

  • On exhibit at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain

    On exhibit at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain

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    At the MEAM in Barcelona from Sept 16, 2022 through March 17, 2023. Featured in the MEAM HALL small works exhibit. Cusp, graphite, and charcoal on laid paper, by Uriel Dana, ©2022 Available for sale through the museum.

  • The Otherworld Exhibition: Kwan Fong Gallery, and the Rolland Gallery

    The Otherworld Exhibition: Kwan Fong Gallery, and the Rolland Gallery

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    The Otherworld Visionary Art Retrospective was curated by Michael Pearce and Rachel Schmid at the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. Opening Reception and Exhibition dates were Oct 22, 2021 thru February 3, 2022. Further links:https://rollandgallery.callutheran.edu/2021/10/13/the-otherworld/https://www.americanartcollector.com/issues/194/the-otherworld

  • Hotel Art: Egregious or Private Museum?

    Hotel Art: Egregious or Private Museum?

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    Hospitality Art is intended to expand the branding strategies of hotels and rental properties. It’s the art that goes into the guest rooms, restaurants, and lobbies of hotels. The art features the culture or interests of the area the hotel is located in. Hospitality art is traditionally done by artists living in the area of the…

  • Clay: Hard or Soft? What do Professional Sculptors Use?

    Clay: Hard or Soft? What do Professional Sculptors Use?

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    In the Oscar-nominated movie Camille Claudel, we see the French sculptor voraciously digging mud from the clay walls of a deep trench in Paris. The imaginary aroma of wet clay fills your nostrils as you watch the mud squeeze through her fingers. Fortunately today, artists no longer have to dig through dirt and mud and…

  • Why NFTs Are A Financial Fad, Not An Art Movement

    Why NFTs Are A Financial Fad, Not An Art Movement

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    It doesn’t matter what the art is. It doesn’t matter who the artist is. The only thing that matters is a digital file that has a verified identity and ownership. It’s called a “non-fungible token” or, more commonly, an NFT. Using blockchain technology, a system that marries mathematics and cryptography (aka crypto) to make something unhackable, NFTs use a digital…

  • Estrangement: Oakland’s Toxic Tree Services Versus The Environment

    Estrangement: Oakland’s Toxic Tree Services Versus The Environment

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    Over the last four years, Americans have experienced firsthand the destruction done by a party devoid of empathy and motivated only by greed and profit. Major climate policies governing clean air, water, wildlife, and toxic chemicals were rolled back or dismantled. It wasn’t only our environmental policies that took a beating. By 2020, Covid 19  had…

  • Racism In Our Family or Community: The Naked Reveal Of Self-Loathing

    Racism In Our Family or Community: The Naked Reveal Of Self-Loathing

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    A few years ago I stunned an art patron when they made a negative remark about a person of color. I told them that the words they used to describe that person was what they were actually feeling about themselves. Racism reflects something in a person much deeper than skin pigment. Racism is a tell. Racism is…

  • Climate Evolution Is A Choice; It’s Time To Stop Cutting Living Trees For Sport

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    Pain and disgust filled my body as the long bed truck pulled up beside my car at the light. The corpse of a glorious tree, at least nine feet tall, extended over the cabs top, making it at least 12 years old. My only thought was, “how can anyone be that unconscious?” In 2020 alone, 4.2 million…

  • The Other America: Cultural Literacy & Tolerance

    The Other America: Cultural Literacy & Tolerance

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    In a pre pandemic world I once walked into a Chase bank preparing for a trip to New Zealand. The Lake Merritt area of Oakland is six miles from San Francisco in a highly educated, successful area. I walked up to the teller with my account information and asked for the exchange rate for New…

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