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15 Gifts For Dad That Are Totally Better Than A Mug June 03, 2016 12:54

Don’t settle for a mug this year—surprise dad with a gift he’ll be proud to show off.

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The Road to the MFA: Elizabeth Belstraz Mixes Media & Experience for Memorial Day Event May 24, 2016 15:52

Elizabeth Belstraz is a lifelong artist and a graduate of The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She explains her process for creating artwork in response to the Megacities: Asia exhibit.

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Artists Make Global Statement at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston May 16, 2016 19:26 1 Comment

For ArtLifting’s artists, the opportunity to present commissioned artwork at the MFA is nothing short of a dream come true and an astounding opportunity.

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From Coping To Commission: Randy Nicholson Uses Self-Expression(ism) to Change His Life May 06, 2016 20:09

Randy Nicholson has only been painting for six years, and yet his evolution as an artist is astounding. First approaching art as therapy for his bipolar diagnosis, Randy’s expressions of color and form now hang in institutions such as Harvard University and the currently-open Leesa Dream Gallery in New York City. As part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re presenting a visual retrospective of Randy’s work, featuring 12 of the artist’s expressionistic masterpieces.

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Artists Attend Star-Studded Opening at One-of-a-Kind Soho Gallery in NYC April 30, 2016 12:51 1 Comment

When two like minded companies come together, dreams come true, and that's just what happened on Wednesday, April 26 in Soho, NYC.

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Why ArtLifting? A Platform For Social Good Through Art & Opportunity April 26, 2016 12:40

Art serves as an invitation for interaction, communication, and understanding—as a way to combat stigmas and share talent with the world. Your purchase supports a platform for artists who are homeless or disabled to secure income and garner positivity from the celebration of their artwork. Join the movement. Buy art that counts.

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Abstract Art, Autism, and Beauty: An April Spotlight on Grace Goad and Leisa Hammett April 22, 2016 21:52 1 Comment

Grace Goad began experimenting with color and composition when she was four years old. By age six, she was exhibiting her art and sold her first piece just two years later. Her stunning artwork—a plethora of tints, tones, and hues that display a natural affinity for color combination and arrangement—is promoted by her staunchest advocate: Leisa Hammett, Grace’s mother.

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ArtLifting: A Vehicle for Empowerment, Positivity, and Change April 15, 2016 20:56 1 Comment

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Fine Lines and Fine Art in Black & White: A Journey Through Scott Benner's Iterative Creative Process April 13, 2016 15:17 6 Comments

Scott Benner began his relationship with art at a young age, doodling on graph paper left around the house by his father. After four decades of practice, patience, and perseverance, Scott decided to share his portfolio with ArtLifting. Now, he's providing insight into his creative process for all to see.

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New Year, New Artist New Hope January 08, 2016 15:06 2 Comments

One of the new artists we have welcomed into the family is Terri Renner of Oceanside CA. I was personally drawn to Terri’s work due to the dynamic nature of her paintings as well as my own personal connection to her artist story. Terri lives with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and since losing the mobility of her right hand  has begun painting with her non-dominant hand.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 12 Eric Lewis Basher December 12, 2015 11:07

Lewis has a special relationship with art. He shares, “Art is the first thing I’ve felt comfortable with for years. It allows me to express my thoughts in a much better way than standing on the corner turning in circles and screaming.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 9: Tierza December 09, 2015 10:20

Tierza was raised in a small village in Michigan and uses art as a way to escape the fear and chaos around her. Battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Tierza says she feels compelled to put beauty where there is none in her personal life.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 8 Andrew Weatherly December 08, 2015 09:29 1 Comment

Warm, insightful, intuitive and caring; Andrew Weatherly of Bergen County, NJ has brought all of these heartfelt qualities together, expressing and sharing the innermost thoughts of a profoundly perceptive young man.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 6 Laurie Kammer December 06, 2015 08:00

So, a little about the incredibly talented Laurie. After falling from a tree in 2011 and suffering from a T-10 spinal chord injury, Laurie Kammer has used art to get herself back on her feet.  She now works with the RiseUp Gallery, an adaptive art studio in Miami that provides art workshops for newly injured patients living with a variety of ailments. 

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12 Days of Giving, Day 3: Dhyana H.J.F. December 03, 2015 13:56 1 Comment

Mission Winter by Dhyana H.J.F.

 

Dhyana started making art after she faced employment discrimination due to her disabilities. She found that art provided an accidental distraction and outlet for her stress. She says, "It makes me feel productive, proud, and confident again. Art has become my lifeline

 

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Giving Thanks November 25, 2015 13:52

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and appreciating all we have. Regardless of what commercials and Black Friday tries to thrust upon us, this day and this weekend is truly a time for family and reflection.

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Art: A Breath of Fresh Air November 18, 2015 12:18

Life can be challenging, exciting and stressful, but at the end of the day we can all breathe a little easier. Taking a deep breath centers us and focuses our energy. It can relax us and help us think better. For Allen Chamberland, a deep breath isn’t always the best avenue for focus, or even really an option. Allen uses art and the creative process to focus himself.

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ArtLifting and Microsoft Connect October 22, 2015 13:23

On Monday, October 11th, Microsoft celebrated the grand opening of its new community space at 680 Folsom in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. To adorn the space’s blank walls, Microsoft turned to ArtLifting, purchasing seven original artworks from four different ArtLifting artists, including local San Francisco artists Eric Lewis Basher and Shannon R.

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Curator's Corner I October 19, 2015 17:15

Welcome to Curator’s Corner! This will be a weekly blog series on blog.ArtLifting.com focused on exploring the technical intricacies of some of our outstanding artworks.

Kitty Zen

The impetus for this recurring series came from a simple exclamation heard frequently from viewers who, upon encountering an ArtLifting original for the first time, could only articulate, “Wow”. These blog posts will be directed at customers, supporters, and art aficionados unable to experience our artworks in person. Each week will highlight a new piece of art. I hope you stick around for the ride!

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Humanism: ArtLifting and The Hub October 19, 2015 14:48

Yesterday, Sunday July 19th, ArtLifting artists displayed their work at The Humanist Hub in Harvard Square The Hub is a place where the Humanist community gathers. Formerly serving the Harvard community, The Hub has evolved to serve the larger community of Humanists.

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ArtLifting Hosts MFA Museum Council January 30, 2015 17:29

 

ArtLifting recently partnered with the MFA Museum Council for a night of art, refreshments and good company on March 29th at Boston’s Design Center.

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