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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 […]

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

David Shainberg (1934-1993) lived A Life in Color. He began painting in the late 1970s, and committed to it full-time after retiring from his career as a psychoanalyst in 1981. Working with oil, gouache, and acrylic, David’s abstract expressionist landscapes, figures, houses, and roads capture his vibrant vision and use of color. This second portfolio […]

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July 26, 2016 Haiku Artistry on POBA

William J. Higginson (1938-2008), was an American master of a Japanese art form – the haiku. POBA is fortunate to display 35 of the remarkable haiku that span the full range of his active life as a poet.  Born in New York City, he grew up in Bergenfield, NJ.  After attending MIT, he joined the […]

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July 15, 2016 POBA Launches Videocasts for Working Artists

POBA is making available for the first time several informative videos of POBA presentations at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts‘ Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Preserving Your Art. Led by POBA Co-Managing Directors and POBA Board Member, Kenneth Schlesinger, expert practitioners Greg Cram, Glenn Wharton, and Renee Vara gave their best advice and […]

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July 08, 2016 Pierce The Spirit

Renowned folk artist and wood carver, Elijah Pierce (1892-1984), the youngest son of a former slave, was born on a cotton farm in Baldwyn, Mississippi. He would die an acclaimed artist in Ohio 92 years later. He learned to carve wood at the young age of 7 using a pocketknife that his father gave him, […]

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June 28, 2016 Embrace of Peace

George Tooker (1920-2011), the first artist nominated by the Vermont Arts Council,  was a man and artist of great contrasts. While energetically engaged in dramatic, real world social causes such as the Civil Rights Movement, his artistic works stress form over emotion to serve as a political and social statements about the anonymity, social alienation, […]

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June 23, 2016 Broad & High Features POBA

PBS station WOSU in Ohio featured POBA in its award winning cultural affairs program, Broad & High. In this brief, beautiful segment, Donna Collins, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council and Jennifer Cohen, Co-Managing Director of POBA, discuss this unique partnership that keeps the creative legacies of some of Ohio’s greatest artists alive and […]

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June 21, 2016 What’s It Worth?

In a recent blog post on Legacy.com, POBA invites readers to consider a basic question most of us face at one time or another: what is it worth to determine the worth of artwork or collectibles you may have? This sounds like a circular question, but it is actually straightforward. Almost every object of beauty […]

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May 05, 2016 Online Galleries: The Benefits Of Putting Your Work Online

Welcome to the information age, where nearly everyone has access — literally at their fingertips — to more knowledge than has ever been available to an individual.  A new way to view art, in the privacy of one’s own home, is a happy byproduct of this information explosion. But is this new ability to view […]

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