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Jan 29th 2013

AOL Artists Announces Their Third Guest Curator

We are thrilled to welcome long-time friend of the program and award-winning filmmaker, Daniel Stedman, to the AOL Artists Guest Curator series! His collection of canvases on the AOL Artists site features work from artists Cate Parr, Dave White, Matt Moore, Megan Whitmarsh and Tim Gough.

In addition to being an AOL Artists guest curator, Daniel Stedman is also the founder of The Northside Media Group, which publishes Brooklyn Magazine, The L Magazine, BAMbill, and organizes the Northside Festival, SummerScreen in McCarren Park, Taste Talks and Northside Creative Group. Daniel can also add award-winning filmmaker to his resume with ten short films under his belt, including "Celebration," which won the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The AOL Artists Guest Curator program rotates on a monthly basis and invites influencers working in the arts to curate a collection of existing AOL canvases, lend their voice to our Tumblr page and takeover the AOL Artists Twitter account. Past curators have included Annie Werner, Arts Evangelist for Tumblr, and Kathleen Massara, editor for HuffPost Arts.

To view Daniel Stedman's collection and the rest of the guest curator series visit the AOL Artists site!

Dec 21st 2012

AOL Artists Create New Holiday-Inspired Canvases

Celebrate the holiday season with three winter-themed canvases created by new AOL Artists Luke Brookes and Lisa Congdon. The canvases launched last week and will be available for AOL users throughout the month and year.
Luke Brookes is a UK-based illustrator whose work has been featured in Anorak Magazine, The Mammoth Collection, New Scientist Magazine, Inkygoodness, and more. Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco-based artist who has appeared in Chronicle Books, Target, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Land of Nod, American Greetings, Urban Outfitters, Running Press, and Trader Joe's, among others.
We are thrilled to welcome such incredible and passionate artists into our Artists program! To download these canvases and view other artist's works, visit AOL Artists.

May 24th 2012

AOL 25for25 Grant Winner Launches "Sites of Memory"

AOL 25for25 Grant winner Angela Reichers has launched "Sites of Memory," a map based website that connects disparate New York City locations to curated historic narratives of the city – mainly funded by the AOL Grant Program. The site is accompanied by a smartphone application, allowing users to engage virtually while physically visiting each site. The map stretches throughout the five boroughs of New York City and stories range from the story of Juan Perez who was eaten by a polar bear at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo to the disastrous sinking of the General Slocum steamship in 1904. The stories are narrated by Kurt Andersen, Lewis H. Lapham, Angela Reichers, and Luc Sante. Angela Reicher is an art director and writer based in New York. Before founding Sites of Memory, she was the art director for Harper's Magazine and a contributing designer for New York Times T Magazine.

In October 2010, AOL awarded 25 groundbreaking creatives $25k grants. A distinguished advisory board was assembled to review all applications, including Adam D. Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art; Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Andy Spade, Partners & Spade; Rafael de Cardenas, Architecture at Large; Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine; Christian Viveros Faune, Village Voice; Jen Bekman, 20x200; and Glenn O'Brien, Writer.

We are thrilled that we had the opportunity to nurture the launch of such an innovative and experiential website. To learn more about the 25for25 grant program and Angela you can visit her page on AOLArtists.com.

May 11th 2012

AOL Artists Celebrate Mother's Day with New Canvases

It's almost Mother's Day! In celebration of this special holiday, two canvases – Garland and Flower Pot – have debuted on AOL.com. Our newest AOL Artist, Eloise Corr Danch, created the two sculptures out of delicately cut paper. Click here for a behind the scenes look at Eloise creating Garland.

Eloise Corr Danch is a Brooklyn-based artist with an eclectic creative background. Originally a painter studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, Eloise continued to immerse herself in Fashion Illustration in Paris and New York. Today, Eloise's work ranges from sculpture to set design. We are thrilled to welcome Eloise to the AOL Artists program.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click here for Garland or here for Flower Pot.

Nov 10th 2011

AOL Artists Celebrates New IPG Media Lab with Original Work

In celebration of the new IPG Media Lab, an original work of art from the AOL Artists program – Ink Blot Color, by Jason Gnewikow – has been placed in the new office space in New York City.

Dedicated to supporting creativity, we are delighted that IPG approached us to have an original work of art by an AOL Artist featured in their new office. The goal of the AOL Artists program is to provide amazing opportunities for the artists we work with who are so important to the creativity reflected in our visual brand identity. AOL Artist Jason Gnewikow's piece is a perfect example of the incredible work our artists create.

AOL actively commissions artists from around the world to create original works of art as the visual identity of the AOL brand. The work is showcased globally across AOL's platforms. To explore all of the AOL Artists' work, visit AOLArtists.com.

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