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Try it ART’s co-founder in the news

Marketing ART from the Heart Once in a while, someone finds your story interesting enough to write a blog about. Jennifer Pittmann, Writer/Editor at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension wrote one about Try it ART’s co-founder (and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension alumna) Bouwien Luppes and her road to founding Try it ART. Hoping you’ll enjoy the Read more about Try it ART’s co-founder in the news[…]

fundraising for charity in San Francisco

“Art on a Postcard” charity event

Artists inspire us Have you ever been inspired by an artwork? Touched emotionally, just by looking at art? Have you ever noticed how murals can uplift an entire neighborhood? Through their art, artists have the ability to inspire us. To gently encourage us to be more creative in our thinking and look at the world Read more about “Art on a Postcard” charity event[…]

At the Back to the Picture Gallery, 934 Valencia St in San Francisco.

“A Taste of the World”

Art Exhibition Join us for our “Taste of the World” Art Exhibition, bringing you some of the best emerging artists from around the world. The exhibit will take you on a tour; showcasing original, contemporary paintings, paired with a sneak-peak into the lives of the creating artists. Combined with the “Art on a Postcard” charity Read more about “A Taste of the World”[…]

Welcome, Arngrim Larsen

During a Skype meeting, while on my European tour, I first met this enthusiastic and humble young artist. A few months of regular contact followed and we are now proud and honored to introduce to you Arngrim Larsen, our new visual abstract artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. An auto-didact artist Arngrim is an auto-didact artist with Read more about Welcome, Arngrim Larsen[…]

Welcome Urban-Artist Pee-Jay

After an introduction over Christmas involving Alicia Keys and RTL News, we are very proud and honored to welcome UrbanArtist Pee-Jay, aka HippeShit-013, to our growing group of talented artists. This inspiring Dutch artist has used his creativity to build a new life after a brave, and difficult fight with cancer. On his sickbed, an Read more about Welcome Urban-Artist Pee-Jay[…]

A meeting in San Francisco

Meeting the Artist: Martín Revolo, or Shulka

No airplane travel required for this artist’s meeting. Just the usual crazy rush-hour traffic as I drive up to San Francisco. My GPS directs me to the Hunters Point Shipyard Studio’s; an artist community founded in 1984, currently providing studio space for around 300 artists. Amongst them, artist Martín Revolo, or “Shulka” as he likes Read more about Meeting the Artist: Martín Revolo, or Shulka[…]

Mixed Media on canvas

Meet Bea Garding Schubert, a free spirit

Next stop in my quest to tell the artist’s story: Germany. Rain greets me as I get closer to Bea. After all the airplanes, travelling by train is a welcome break. Especially in Germany; being from the Netherlands originally, this is familiar territory and I enjoy the views as they pass me through the window. When I Read more about Meet Bea Garding Schubert, a free spirit[…]

Joaquim with "Morning", acrylic on canvas

Meeting Portuguese artist, Joaquim Lourenço

In every street, and around every corner. Up and down old stone steps. You’ll find little restaurants, bars, and patios everywhere in Lisbon. Mouthwatering smells and faint sounds of jazz. It is pretty clear that life in this beautiful old city is to be enjoyed with good food, fine wine, and music. It is here Read more about Meeting Portuguese artist, Joaquim Lourenço[…]

Mixed media and oil on canvas by Julie Edwards

Meeting the Artist: Julie Edwards

Crisp wintery weather, rolling hills, and autumn colors galore; a beautiful drive through the British countryside takes me to Wolverhampton, where I am about to meet artist Julie Edwards. Yet not before my self-esteem suffered while circling the round-a-bout three times until I clue in from which direction cars appear, and where I need to Read more about Meeting the Artist: Julie Edwards[…]