Morning Light in Albert by Ron Rencher
By James Turrell
If Your Walls Could Talk…
Would they tell you they long to be decorated with fresh artwork? If so, you’re in luck. Two sites offer art that won’t break your budget. Yourwall.com specializes in fine-art photography and features a gallery of works that sell for $300 or less. The site showcases works by both emerging and established photographers and even has a section of potential impulse buys. On the content side, the “Fly on the Wall” feature of the site boasts well-written news, history, and artist profile articles. Savvycollector.com recently launched its “Art for less than $250” section. Peruse the section and you could encounter everything from Cochiti pottery to an Ed Mell lithograph.
Art Ed at Net Speed
Ever wish you could simultaneously view several Web sites on a single screen? Searchshots.com, a visual search engine, offers scaled-down views of sites relevant to a given search, allowing you to examine sites twelve at a time before deciding which to click. Art sites like Askart.com and Artsource.com pop up during art searches. Type in the name of virtually any artist, from Childe Hassam to Vincent van Gogh, and sites with images, bios, and trivia appear within seconds for your perusal.
Online galleries are growing increasingly sophisticated, if Greenhouse Gallery’s site is any indication. Greenhousegallery.com offers virtual tours of exhibits, extensive bios of artists such as Zhang Li and Judy Black, daily updates, links to art news, and full e-commerce and search capabilities.
Spotlight On Arizona
Arizona-bound art lovers are in luck, thanks to several informative, easy-to-navigate sites. Start your adventure with Arizonaguide.com, an overview site with a plethora of trip-planning sources, including calendars listing art events and travel articles gleaned from the Arizona Republic (www.Azcentral.com). More specific Arizona art information can be found at www.Artlifearizona.com, a comprehensive site that lets you search by artist, media, or city and also contains extensive listings and articles.
If Sedona’s red rocks are calling your name, head to www.Sedonaartscenter.com for information on events, exhibitions, and classes. Or go to www.Tlaq.com, the official Web site of Tlaquepaque, a picturesque Sedona enclave of art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Scottsdalearts.org will keep you tapped into openings, festivals, and museums. The city of Prescott’s official site, www.prescott.org, features a scrolling list of art events on its home page. For a sampling of Tucson art, click on www.Tucsonart.com. If you’re heading to the art colony of Tubac, check the Tubac Center of the Arts site http:// az.arts.asu.edu/tubac/ for events, workshops, and offerings for kids.
Featured in June 2001