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UncommonGoods Welcomes Art Contest Submissions Year-Round

by Sponsors on May 14, 2013
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Opportunities for artists abound! Every month is a new chance for artists to submit their latest masterpiece and get it in front of UncommonGoods buyers. The winner will receive $500, an UncommonGoods vendor contract, and national exposure.

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Historian Barry Lewis Explains the Importance of Jefferson Market Courthouse

by Paddy Johnson on May 13, 2013
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The Avant/Garde Dairies should interview more historians. Barry Lewis, an architectural historian, who speaks like he’s been lecturing at institutions across the country all his life, is the subject of their latest segment and he’s absolutely captivating.

Here, he discusses the Jefferson Market Courthouse, a library made of red brick that’s located in Greenwich Village. “What could be avant garde about that?” Lewis asks rhetorically before explaining the long forgotten taboos of the 19th century. At the time exposing the structural materials such as brick was simply not done; architects were expected to place such materials behind beautified walls.

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[Sponsor] Meet the YAAs: A Show of Australian Contemporary Art

by Whitney Kimball on May 8, 2013
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Prepare to have everything you know about Australian contemporary art turned on its stomach. With nine of Australia’s finest artists, “Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art From Australia” intends to debunk the myth that Australian art is all about landscape painting.

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[Sponsor] The Indispensable Art & Absinthe Guide to Brooklyn

by Whitney Kimball on March 5, 2013
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Brooklyn Armory Night is about to get wild.

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Phillip Klais on The Experience of History

by Paddy Johnson on February 25, 2013
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What is the avant garde? Each person asked will probably answer differently; our profession and experience inform our opinions. For that reason, it’s not too much of a surprise to hear organ builder Phillip Klais reference his family business as he attempts to answer the question. His great grandfather established a workshop over a 130 years ago, and it’s been passed down from generation to generation.

“The avant garde goes beyond invention” Klais tells us assuredly in the latest edition of Avant Garde Diares. “[It’s] using the experience of history to develop visions for the future.”

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[Sponsor] Art Wynwood Fair Returns February 14th-18th

by Sponsors on February 5, 2013
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This year’s Art Wynwood Fair returns with a little something special; a Valentine’s Day VIP Preview. The evening comes complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will mark the start of what is certain to be a wonderful President’s Day weekend filled with some of the world’s most exciting art. The fair runs from the 14th-18th, and is poised for another groundbreaking year of cutting edge, emerging, contemporary, and modern works.

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