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Artists of the moment………The Hautman Brothers

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Three brothers from Minnesota won the first, second, and third places in the United States Federal Duck Stamp competition. The artists don’t receive any cash prizes, but make money from selling prints of the stamps. The brothers are very successful as a businessman as their works appears on many decorative items found around the house including towels, blankets, and curtains.

Below is the first place painting of the 2015 Duck Stamp competition by Joseph Hautman.



The trio has won the Federal Duck Stamp competition a total of ten times.

In this clip a brief look at some works by the trio:

Below a link to the website featuring Duck Stamp works. As a group their art has appeared on more than 50 stamps!

The brothers work with acrylic paint.

Below the second place finisher in the 2015 Duck Stamp competition, Robert Hautman.



Price range information: Prints of the winning artwork can be found for $250.

What a great family of artists! Its great to see artists doing well as businessman, but also helping to raise money for waterfowl conservation.

And to close the third place finisher in the annual competition, James Hautman.




Artist of the moment…….Federico Uribe


Federico Uribe is a contemporary sculptor from Columbia. Federico Uribe was born in Bogota, Columbia in the year 1962. Uribe attended the University of Los Andes.

Until 1996 Uribe considered himself a painter, after this time period he switched to being more of a collage artist. Some items he has used include coins, pencils, and even electrical wires.

In this clip a brief interview with Federico Uribe as he talks about his exhibit for Art Basel Miami 2013:

Below Uribe talks about his exhibit at the Hudson River Museum:

Uribe finds inspiration for his creations from old masters including Leonardo and Velazquez.

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Artist of the moment…….Maria Lucia Pacheco

Maria Lucia Pacheco was a great artist who painted and also made a large body of prints. Maria Pacheco was born in the year 1919 in La Paz, Bolivia. Pacheco attended the Academy of Art located in Bolivia. Pacheco is now mainly an abstract artist.

After completing her general studies the artist joined the staff of the Academy as a professor herself. Pacheco won an award that allowed her to visit Europe for the first time and do her graduate studies in Spain.

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Pacheco also won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation which allowed her to travel to the United States.

Pacheco made many prints over her career, her we view some of these works:

In this wonderful clip we view some paintings of Maria Pacheco:

The abstract paintings of Maria Pacheco are made by combining the symbols of native peoples of Bolivia and also the wonderful mountain ranges to be found.

Maria Pacheco passed away in 2012.

I enjoy her work with the figure almost as much as her abstract paintings because these are also very abstract.


Artist of the moment……Glen Rabena

Glen Rabena is an adopted member of the Haida Nation. He surely is one of my favorite artists because his work is a blend of great drawing and the traditional Haida style. Many times the birds and animals are depicted as flat shapes. Rabena’s use of line is great and creates a liveliness in his work that one could easily compare to the Nine Old Men of Disney. Rabena is a printmaker, sculpor, and illustrator.

Glen Rabena was born in Wapato, Washington.

The artist began working in a Northwest Coast style in 1970.

For his artistic education Rabena attended the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art at K’san.

He was adopted into the Eagle Clan during a ceremony that took place in 1987.

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Its great to see someone from a different culture become so interested in another culture!


Artist of the moment…….Diem Chau

Diem Chau is one of my favorite sculptors in the world because of her medium of choice, Crayola color crayons and sometimes graphite pencils. I was stunned with the amount of detail and the life that seemed to exist in the tips of pencils and crayons used by the artist. Diem Chau was born in Saigon, Vietnam in the year 1979. Her family emigrated to the United States in 1986.

For her collegiate studies Chau attended Cornish College of the Arts located in Seattle, Washington.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a great selection of works by Diem Chau. I am sure you will want to go buy a new box of crayons and try sculpting a work for yourself:

What I like most about this artist is that most people who read this site have gone through hundreds if not thousands of pencils and crayons, yet how many of us have thought about using it as a medium itself! Amazing! Like the Inuit people who carve from antlers or whalebone, its a great example of an artist using what they have to make something beautiful!

The artist also enjoys working with fabric and thread.

A link to the website of Diem Chau. I must add its a great time for visit as the artist is selling one her carved pencil works:


Artist of the moment………Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage is wonderful artist from the United States specializing in the female figure. Yuskavage was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  in 1962. The artist is renown for her curvy female figures done in a sketchy and loose style.

For her collegiate studies Yuskavage attended the Tyler School of Art located also in Philadelphia earning a bachelors degree. She went on to earn her master’s degree from Yale University.

In this clip we view a great montage of the artist’s work.

In this clip from our beloved art enthusiast James Kalm, we visit a show featuring Lisa Yuskavage.

Part of museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Yuskavage is based out of New York city.

price range information:  Yuskavage has had many paintings break the one million dollar barrier. Works in gouache range $8,000 to $80,000. Etchings range $1,000 to $3,000.

Artist of the moment….Lyuba Titovets…


What a great clip here! Watch Lyuba Titovets painting!

A show given with the artist and her husband when they had been together 20 years.


Lyuba Titovets much like her husband, enjoys painting landscapes. She also loves to paint flowers. I enjoy her bold use of color and her compositional style. In many of her floral works she goes to a great deal of effort to portray different textures. For instance the softness and delicate feel of a flower petal, the grainy feeling and texture of wooden tables, and the feeling of atmosphere that surrounds her still lifes. Very interesting and unique design with great execution.  Titovets has indeed learned to paint her “voice.”

Lyuba has been a lifelong student of art beginning when she was only five years old taking drawing classes. At the age of seven years old she was chosen to participate in an elite artist program in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Titovets continued to study art and went on to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in fine arts  from the State College located in St. Petersburg.

It was here that she met her husband Aleksander, Titovets.

Titovets has taken part in many group and solo shows in Europe, Russia, and the United States. In addition she has displayed her works of art in such locales as Westminsters Abbey in London, England. In the United States she exhibited with the Oil Painters of America.

Came to the United States with her husband in 1992.

Both artists are included in the collections of the King and Queen of Spain. Lyuba is also collected by well known actress Sophia Loren.

The artistic family is based out of El Paso, Texas. The couple has two daughters. Both artists split the daily household chores and its Lyuba who takes charge of the children on most occasions. Aleksander will take care of packing and crating of paintings.

If you do a web search you will see that both artists are incorporated out of Texas and both enjoy working on building the business.

The enjoy living the life as an artist and both support each other if some struggles come about.

If you enjoy this painting couple be sure and check out the Ivanov family whose work has appeared on the cove of American Art Collector. The husband goes by Aleksey and his wife goes by Olga, the Ivanovs. You may see them in Denver at Abend Gallery. They have even been featured on the cover of American Art Collector. Below is an example of their mixed media work.


Lyuba works in oils and also acrylics.

Price range information: Oils range from $2,500 to $8,000. No price range for oils.

Oddly enough the two even paint together on different canvases.  Enjoying the same taste in painting genres and music and the arts. Both are huge fans of classical music and the opera.