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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 13th 2012

AOL Artists Launch New Summer Canvases


Join us as we welcome Alex Paik and Gilles & Cecilie into the AOL Artists program with six new canvases: Breeze, Kite, Paper Tower, Rock, Two Birds, and Drips. Alex Paik is a New York-based artist who was discovered by AOL at the Pulse Miami Art Fair in December 2011. His work is created with gouache, marker and colored pencil on carefully cut paper. Gilles & Cecilie are a French and Norwegian duo, based between New York and London. Their work ranges from murals, videos, and fine art to client-based illustrations and educational workshops. We are thrilled to add such dynamic works of art to AOL's permanent canvas collection.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click Breeze, Kite, Paper Tower, Rock, Two Birds, or Drips. Additionally, make sure to visit the Huffington Post Arts Tumblr today at 12 PM ET, for your chance to win a print of one of these exciting new canvases!

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."

Jun 15th 2012

AOL Artists Celebrate Father's Day with New Canvases


Join us as we welcome Marco Cibola and Christine Berrie to the AOL Artists program with two new canvases, Bicycle and Catch, which celebrate Father's Day. Marco is an Ontario-based artist whose stunning graphic art and portraiture have appeared in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times and Nylon. When approached to create a canvas in honor of Father's Day, Marco leapt at the opportunity and created Bicycle, a piece that is both masculine and cheerful.

Christine, a UK-based artist, approached creating the canvas Catch with the same enthusiasm, as the piece is both nostalgic and fun. Christine's beautiful hand-rendered illustrations have been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Esquire, and Time Out. We are thrilled to have such beautiful permanent additions to the AOL Canvas collection.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click here for Bicycle or here for Catch.

May 25th 2012

AOL Artists Launch New Summer Canvases



Today marks the first installment in a series of canvases that will be launched throughout the next few months on AOL.com, all focused around the theme of summer! From now until end of August, 20 new canvases by nine AOL Artists will be released on AOL.com.

We are thrilled to introduce Rachell Sumpter and Keat Toah to the AOL Artists family, and to welcome back long time friend to AOL and Alumni AOL Artist, Mr. Kiji.

Debuting today on AOL.com are six canvases - Keat Toah's "Lady Liberty;" Rachell Sumpter's "Regata," "Balloons," "Listen," and Sweetheart Ride;" and Mr. Kiji's "BBQ," all of which are reminiscent of summertime, sunshine, and the beach.

Keat Teoh is a New York based artist who creates witty, lighthearted illustrations using watercolor. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Inc. Magazine and the Boston Pheonix. Rachell Sumpter is a West Coast artist who creates small-scale paintings that celebrate the beauty of western nature and wilderness. Rachell has exhibited in galleries internationally including shows in Tokyo, Stockholm and Madrid.

Make sure to keep visiting AOL.com to see all the canvases in our Summer Series launches.

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