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Art Price Guides
Comprehensive and authoritative source on international artists providing auction dates and prices for over 240,000 artists. The book presents auction records from outside of the main auction houses (such as Sotheby's and Christie's) and thus may include results for lesser-known artists whose work is sold through less prominent auction houses.
Mayer's annual guide includes auction results for thousands of artists whose work is sold through auction houses worldwide. The book provides auction results for various media, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, and watercolors.
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Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
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Full text of magazine and journal articles, citations for additional articles, and links to other relevant articles. Find articles by topic, relevance, or keyword. Features allow narrowing subjects with more specific subdivisions, limiting results by date or to a specific publication, broadening search to expanded subdivisions, or selecting only articles having full text.
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Art Festivals
This art fair held in Avondale Park featues art booths, hands-on activities, and musical and dance performances by youth groups.
Held the first weekend of September, Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham’s loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. The event is free to the public... (from website)
Offers classes in a variety of techniques including drawing and painting.
ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment. (from website)
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future...Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design. (from website)
Organization for inspiration, cooperation and the exchange of information among Alabama craftsmen and those interested in fine crafts. AD/C aims to: encourages wide appreciation for and the appreciation of traditional crafts; to promote appreciation for the aesthetic value of crafts as well as for their utilitarian function; to raise, promote and maintain standards of design and craftsmanship.
Local Galleries & Museums
Features student and faculty artworks, along with local and international guest exhibits.
This gallery in Vestavia represents the works of Central Alabama artists and craftsmen.
General Art Websites
Includes information about artists and their artwork from all around the world.
Information on collecting art for enjoyment and profit. Includes links to art galleries and art blogs.
Art Museums
This site provides a guide to the art collections of Great Britain and Ireland and is organized by museum, artist, exhibitions, and location. There are over 650 museums listed. Information about each museum includes a list of outstanding works in the collection, an address, telephone number, and links to other museums in the same region.
The Association of Art Museum Directors maintains this list of major art museums in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Information may also be found on current museum exhibitions.
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