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February 22, 2017 Saving Your Art | When You Need A Conservator

If you need to repair or save an important art or historical work, you probably will need the help of a conservator. POBA’s partner, AIC, is a pre-eminent professional conservation organization. Here, AIC offers helpful advice on getting the conservation help you need when you need it.

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February 16, 2017 Straight From The Headlines | The Disaster Blankets

Lilian Tyrrell (1944 – 2007) witnessed a fire that changed her life, leading her to become a fiber artist who created some 70 tapestries in her breathtaking career. The lush landscapes of her home in Ohio formed the subject matter of her early work, but Tyrrell was best known for her Disaster Blankets that followed. Intricate and arresting, beautiful but bleak, the series explores ongoing tragedies such as political greed, religious intolerance, racism, terrorism, pollution and warfare.

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February 08, 2017 New Found Images | The Way They Were

New found images of Gene Spatz (1943-2003), a pioneer of the paparazzi movement in America, show how he gained the trust and respect of his subjects to capture close-in and evocative images of the celebrity scene (and real street life) in the 1970s and 80s.

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February 01, 2017 Black History Month | Of History & Hearts

During Black History Month 2017, POBA will celebrate its good fortune in having the creative legacies of many outstanding African-American artists on display and will feature these artists to bring greater attention to their remarkable, creative works.

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December 08, 2016 POBA’s Central Core – Works by Dick Elliott and More

POBA adds new displays and artists, including this vivid portfolio, Central Core, by artist Richard C. Elliott. Using mundane materials - safety reflectors-he created works dazzling with light playing in nearly infinite geometric patterns. POBA also adds more undiscovered masters in the coming weeks - sculptor Michael Malpass, celebrity paparazzo Gene Spatz, Chinese-inspired painter Edwin Chau, mixed media of Lillian Tyrell, and the intensely colored photos of Marc Abrahms, to name a few.

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November 16, 2016 Start Here for Art Services

POBA's new partnership with The Clarion List brings a whole new level of resources to our friends who love art, manage collections, or are responsible for a creative legacy of any kind. TCL is the leading online resource for identifying and locating top rated art service companies worldwide, and we are proud POBA is now one of its exceptional art service providers.

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November 02, 2016 Art On Your Own Terms

Undiscovered masters of art can be found anywhere - in our families, communities, and even in our own creations. Art is a highly personal matter and our pleasure is entirely based on our direct experience, not on what experts tell us has greatness, value, or uniqueness. POBA explores how to find our own undiscovered masters and how POBA artist Norman Mailer epitomizes an "undiscovered master"...

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September 13, 2016 Wild Wonders | Vanishing Florida of AE Backus

Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (1906–1990) was a true character, a man whose art and life were American originals. Famous for his vivid Florida landscapes capturing the fast-vanishing wild lands of pre-WW2 Florida, he was equally famous for his generosity, his eccentricity, his teaching skill and his prodigious and diverse artistic output, spanning nearly 70 years.

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September 04, 2016 Evolution of a Tribute | Jamie Bernard

Jamie Bernard’s creative spirit lives on as the inspiration behind POBA. Jamie’s family wanted to recognize his talents, celebrate his life and passions, and use his creative legacy to inspire, recognize and support the contributions of other deceased artists of all stripes and talents. This has happened, with more than 50 artists, hundreds of portfolios and thousands of works spanning all media displayed on POBA.

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August 25, 2016 POBA Artist David Shainberg | Exhibit at PAAM 26 Aug

David Shainberg (1934-1993) began painting in the late 1970s, and committed to it full-time after retiring from his career as a psychoanalyst in 1981. This second portfolio of David’s works coincides with an exhibition of his works at PAAM, one of POBA’s partners, in the summer and Fall of 2016.

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