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Jul 25th 2012

AOL Artists Celebrate the Olympics with New Canvas and Giveaway


The Summer 2012 Olympics are almost here! Get into the Olympic spirit with our new canvas "Bronze, Silver, Gold" by AOL Artist Allie Rex. Additionally, we are offering users the chance to win one of twenty Olympic-inspired drink koozies decorated with this one of a kind work of art.

To enter to win, follow these two simple steps:
  1. Follow @AOLArtists
  2. Click to Tweet: It's almost the Summer Olympics! Celebrate w/ "Bronze, Silver, Gold, " a new canvas by @AOLArtists @Allie_Rex: http://bit.ly/AOLAR

Winners will be announced at 3 PM on Friday, July 27.*

Allie Rex is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates 3D installations by painting a plastic film called mylar, and then cutting it into precise and neat shapes. Allie's work has been exhibited across the US, including exhibitions in New York, at Like The Spice Gallery, and Michigan, at the Cranbrook Museum of Art. We are thrilled to have Allie as a part of the AOL Artists program and to welcome "Bronze, Silver, Gold" into AOL's canvas collection of original works of art.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click "Bronze, Silver, Gold."

*Note: You must login to Twitter and your Twitter account MUST be public for us to see the tweet and for you to enter. Official rules here.

Jul 3rd 2012

AOL Artists Gets Patriotic with New 4th of July Canvases


Happy Fourth of July! In celebration of all things red, white, blue, stars and stripes, we have debuted three incredible canvases by two new AOL Artists: Allie Rex and Christine Berrie.

Christine premiered as an AOL Artist on Father's Day 2012 when she created the canvas "Catch." Christine's beautiful hand-rendered illustrations have been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Esquire, and Time Out. For July's exceptionally patriotic holiday, Christine illustrated two of her newest canvases, "Charlie" and "Block Party."

Allie is a Brooklyn-based artist whose incredible work has been exhibited internationally. When approached to create a piece for the Fourth of July, Allie jumped at the opportunity and created "Red, White, Blue." When asked to describe her work for AOL, Allie commented, "I was super excited when AOL asked me to create a piece in celebration of the Fourth of July. Inspired in part by the fireworks I saw in New Orleans for New Year's Eve, I started 'Red, White, Blue' by drawing a star pattern on Mylar plastic film. I painted the star bursts with Acrylic paint in various shades of red, white and blue. I then layered and arranged the star bursts to create an explosive composition. Being an AOL Artist has been a blast!"

We are thrilled to celebrate today with such fantastic new additions to AOL's canvas collection.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click here for "Red, White, Blue," here for "Block Party," or here for "Charlie."

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