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March 17, 2016 AIC Preserves Art & Historic Works | POBA’s New Partner

AIC | The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is a long name for short message: when you need help with preserving important art collections, works or historical documents, AIC is the go to resource for that help. POBA is both pleased and honored to have AIC affiliate with POBA, and join us in our mission to keep creative legacies alive.

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February 08, 2016 NJ Artist Roundtable | Telling It Like It Is

POBA and the NJ State Council on the Arts offer working artists an opportunity to learn from the best experts in the region about the central issues and important actions working artists should know about to handle their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value.

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January 28, 2016 Archiving the Arts | IMAP’s New Archiving Tool

POBA proudly announces the release of a new arts archiving tool created by Independent Media Arts Preservation [IMAP]. This new web resource - Archiving the Arts - provides media artists and the caretakers of artists' collections with practical help to ensure survival of these unique works.

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January 18, 2016 A Vivid Legacy of African-American Art

Tied deeply to her African ancestors and as their bridge to the future, Aminah B. L. Robinson vividly recreated both the physical and the imagined reality of her own and her parents' communities, and the worlds she experienced and researched through her trips to Africa, Israel, Chile, and New York City in pen and ink drawings, layered cloth paintings, bold woodcuts, music boxes, mixed media works of art, and embellished sculptures.

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December 17, 2015 Art Lives – Positive Press, Acclaimed Initiative

Art Lives, showcasing the work of exceptional artists lost to AIDS, garnered positive media coverage on World AIDS Day 2015 in more than a dozen publications. Read more on the diverse takes each publication has on this exceptional POBA project and POBA's intention to expand the roster of artists featured in Art Lives through nominations from the public.

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December 01, 2015 Art Lives | Celebrating Artists Lost to AIDS

Art Lives is a groundbreaking celebration of the creative legacies of artists from all fields of artistic expression whose lives were lost to AIDS. Working with DIFFA, LifeBeat and Visual AIDS, Art Lives is designed to identify, display and promote the work of exceptional, even if unknown, artists whose lives and work were cut short by HIV/AIDS and to help call attention to important initiatives in the on-going fight against HIV/AIDS. The public can also nominate more great artists lost to AIDS by cicking the Nominate a Great box on the right side of this screen.

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October 22, 2015 NPR’s KAJX Discovers POBA’s Deep Dark Roots

Aspen NPR station KAJX reports on how one woman's grief and love combined with two women's compassion and creativity created POBA, "an online gallery that showcases the work of artists who, for the most part, you probably haven’t heard of. Artists who hadn’t hit their prime, or ones who passed away suddenly. ....a space where people can share more than art — it’s the stories too."

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September 23, 2015 Strike Your Pose

Joanne Kesten, appraiser, art historian and author, sheds light for POBA on the age-old tradition of the art of the “selfie“ – those digital or physical self-representations that have always led humankind to capture our own images for posterity. But is there a difference between a “selfie” and a "self-portrait”?

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September 19, 2015 The Gift of the Amateur

Shelley Berc, Director of the Creativity Workshop, proposes on POBA that "we bring back amateurism with a vengeance. Weekend painters, closet writers, doctors-poets, dancers who are CPAs: Some of our greatest scientists, thinkers, and artists have been amateurs."


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August 14, 2015 Knowing What It’s Worth

POBA offers tips on how, when and why to appraise individual works or a collection in a creative legacy. POBA is frequently asked about appraising art collections and legacies: Do I need to get these works appraised? What would the appraisal be useful for? How do I get one done? Here, we suggest some answers to provide a better understanding of the process, the product, and the services available.

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