“Registering New Acquisitions in the Study Center” from LACMA’s “Unframed” newsletter, August 8, 2016:
A fascinating look at the LA County Museum of Art’s internal workings as they process a collection of valuable Hawaiian and Polynesian photos, artifacts and ephemera acquired from Mark and Carolyn Blackburn!
2016 Hong Kong International Students’ Art Competition
Coverage and photos from the 2016 Hong Kong International Students’ Art Competition, of which gallery owner Mark Blackburn was a judge.
One of Mark’s memorable quotes in his opening remarks on behalf of the adjudicators:
“Today in America we have an entire generation who has not been raised with art from a very early age due to cutbacks and the general lack of understanding of the importance of art in life. Such depravation has led to an entire generation (the millennials) who are drifting lost, in part because they have been robbed of having been exposed to art during their formative years. Without art and culture, a human being cannot be deemed to be complete in any shape or form and is a different creature because of it.”
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE COMPETITION:
Print advertisements and past gallery shows
“Bishop Museum backs out of hosting feather work exhibit” From The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 20, 2016:
“Year’s best stories, people receive columnist’s awards” From The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 8, 2016:
Edge of Distinction, from HiLuxury June-July 2015:
Los Angeles County Museum on Fire: Caroline Haskins Gurrey’s “Casta” Photos of Old Hawaii from Blouin Art Info Blogs:
Duke Kahanamoku’s Surfboard Travels to LACMA