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

Preserving your art collection, art works, and historical documents in the face of age, poor care or natural disaster benefits from preparation. But when that is not possible, then help with restoration becomes critical. AIC has partnered with POBA to provide the help that you may need one day to preserve or restore after damage […]

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

In partnership with POBA, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts announces the 2016 Annual Artists’ Roundtable for artists working in all artistic genres and media. Leaders and experts in intellectual property, copyrighting, taxes, incorporation, archiving, disaster preparedness, legacy planning and more discuss best practices and emerging trends in the care and management of art […]

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

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015) lived in Columbus, Ohio. Aminah created a style that defies customary artistic categories by blending the folk traditions she learned as a child from her parents and the formal training she received in art school, equally informed by her wide travels, deep research and unbounded curiosity. Most profoundly, she believed […]

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

The groundbreaking POBA project, Art Lives, garnered strong and positive response from the online and print media.  More than a dozen articles as well as countless Facebook and Twitter blasts spread the word, both about the diverse talents of inaugural artists featured in Art Lives and the significance of reclaiming the creative legacies of artists’ […]

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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. 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 […]

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November 15, 2015 DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) raises and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS. DIFFA is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, of preventive education programs for those at risk, and of public policy efforts about HIV/AIDS. Supporters of DIFFA come from all fields […]

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

Aspen NPR station KAJX reporter, Patrick Fort, reported on the roots of POBA –  how the seed for this remarkable site emerged from the grief and love of Sallie Bernard for her deceased son and artist, Jamie, and how out of the dark of her deep grief came her uplifting collaboration to create a place […]

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September 23, 2015 Strike Your Pose

Joanne Kesten, appraiser and art historian 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”?  Here are Joann’s thoughts on this […]

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September 19, 2015 The Gift of the Amateur

Shelley Berc, Director of the Creativity Workshop writes on the gifts that amateurs – whose eyes seek beauty and whose hands itch to make something wonderful. Leonardo da Vinci claimed he saw all his paintings in the humidity stains on his walls before ever lifting his brush. Herman Melville stared at Mount Greylock every day […]

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August 14, 2015 Knowing What It’s Worth

POBA appraisal expert and Board member, Jane Willis, shares her thoughts on the why / what/ how of appraisals, beginning with her definition: “An appraisal is technically no more than a statement of monetary value. Typically, it is a formal written evaluation of objects that includes both a full description of the object and a […]

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