Welcome to Fresh Hot Art

Fresh Hot Art is an art show built on a timeline. We show works of art as they are completed in as close to real time as possible.

Please comment, link to, follow and share Fresh Hot Art with artists and art buyers and be sure to peruse the artist's websites to see the full spectrum of their work.

Contact me if you would like to show your your art work on the Fresh Hot Art Show. All mediums are welcome and we are actively seeking contributions from around the world.

Cynthia DuVal
Producer, Fresh Hot Art

December 5, 2009

November 24, 2009

A Twitter Approach to Art Auctions: 140hours

Gary and Jamie Brant recently invented the world's first Twitter art auction.  The Brants are international art dealers/technologists and wanted an alternative to brick and mortar art galleries because they are having such a hard time surviving in this economic climate.  They call their innovative new business 140hours.  They held the first auction on November 5th, 2009 and sold 21 artworks!  Tres cool for everyone.  They are holding the second auction beginning at 12 noon Eastern Time on November 27th and ending at noon on Saturday November 28th.

What I like about the auction is that the Brant's take only 10% of the sale, artists choose and price the work they want to sell and the auction is open to all artists who want to participate as long as they agree with the rules of the game.  Then, promotions happen through artist and dealer social networks giving everyone access to a broad and growing audience of new viewers.  

If you have a Twitter account already and you want to sell work or buy it go to 140 hours and click the button to follow 140hours.  If you don't yet have a Twitter account, create one and watch the how to video to get the gist of how Twitter works and then search on 140hours in the Twitter search box, click on the link and once at the profile, click on the follow button.

Then, go to the 140hours website by clicking the link in the right column on the 140hours profile page. Once you are on the website, you can scroll down and see the video for an overview of how 140hours works for artists and buyers, scroll a little more to preview artworks and find the documents that you have to sign to participate and what you have to do to bid and monitor the auction.  

Best of luck to Gary and Jamie and to all of you artists and art buyers!

Cynthia DuVal
Producer, Fresh Hot Art
Founding Director, Pacific Ethnographic Research Center

October 23, 2009

Rooster by Roy Grillo

Dear Cynthia,

Here is the Rooster, he is 8"x10" oil on paper. 

Roy Grillo

October 23, 2009

October 22, 2009

Roy Grillo "Peace of Home"

I created this piece for the members show at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell Montana. The title is "Peace of Home."

11"x14" on linen

Roy Grillo
October 22, 2009

October 17, 2009

Abby #2- Light and Dark by Cynthia DuVal

October 17, 2009  The other night I watched a film about Georgia O'Keefe, her work and her life with Alfred Stieglitz.  In the film the story is told of how Stieglitz photographed Georgia nude, close-up, creating never before seen imagery.  In the film Georgia is shocked to find that at Steiglitz was sharing the most personal places of her body and their moments together with the art world at his gallery in New York.  A few after seeing the film, I as still thinking about it.  I was out walking with my old mare Abby and took these close-ups of her.  There is nothing erotic about them but there is something especially intimate and loving about them to me.     

Abby #2 - Light and Dark
Artist:  Cynthia DuVal
8.5" X 11"Digital Photo

October 2, 2009

New on Fresh Hot Art today 'The Rooster' from Roy Grillo

Dear Cynthia,

Good morning. Here is the latest. "The Rooster" 11"x14" acrylic on
paper. There is something about roosters that appeals to a wide range
of people. When I paint animals I like to present them to the
audience and have the subject emote pride.


Roy Grillo

Contact Roy and see more of his work here:  http://www.roygrillo.com/

September 24, 2009

I can step on my ears by Roy Grillo

Dear Cynthia,

Hello.  This is a piece I just finished for a donation to the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, a  charity located in Fullerton, California.   The work is called  "I can step on my ears" it is 5"x7"
on wood. It is acrylic and oil pastel. I hope you like it.


Roy Grillo

See more of Roy's Art

See more about Give your Hearts to the Arts and all the Arts for all the Kids Foundation 

Hi Roy,
A lovely picture, lovely dog and lovely gesture.  Thank you for sharing I can step on my ears with us and letting us all know about the the good work that All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation is doing.

September 22, 2009

Beyond Scarred Landscapes a new Darcy painting by Andrew Sookrah

Beyond Scarred Landscapes

Artist: Andrew Sookrah

To see more of Andrew's work:



Dear Cynthia

Here is the piece I had been developing. This is the young lady I have been working with for the past year and a bit; she discovered that she had breast cancer shortly after we started working together. This is the seventh of seven pieces I have done of her. I have entered the painting (Beyond Scarred Landscapes, Darcy On Painted Rock, Georgian Bay) in a juryed show called Integration to be held at The Art Gallery Of Hamilton here in Ontario, Canada.

Andrew Sookrah

Thank you Andrew, we are all looking forward to seeing the rest of this series.

August 28, 2009

Juniper Pass by Don Otis

Juniper Pass by artist: Don Otis

Here is the note I got from Don about this piece:

This is called Juniper Pass, which is just south of Idaho Springs in Colorado. This is photo-manipulation of the original image and is intended to be printed with inkjet on watercolor paper.

Donald Otis

You can see more of Don's art here: Don's Art