Month: May 2014


May 31, 2014 Hello again everybody! May is over….getting half way through this year). Summer is around the corner and some of you are already getting ready to take that vacation or holiday away from all the daily mess of life. We all know that stress is the number one enemy. Doesn’t matter if you work in the industrial, corporate, political, even those in the creative community suffer from stress as well. Most people would rather just suck it up and go along with it, but that just make things complicated or worse, you could wind up on a hospital bed…. Take the time to stop what you’re doing, your health is the most important thing you can’t bargain with. Start planning that trip you always wanted, Mexico, Ireland, Fiji….or maybe just drive across the US or better yet a spa. We all need to get away from all. Just to slow down, take the time to enjoy the environment, the moment.  BREATHE!  


May 31, 2014 Hello….as promised I have three more workshops here for you guys. No chit-chat, let’s get on with it….. 3RD SQUARE FOOT EXHIBIT August 5-29, 2014 Oil, watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media. Canvases supplied by BAGA registration Registration & Entry Fee: $20 for 1 entry, $25 for 2 entries Prospectus online at: or contact BAGA at 701.223.5986 DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2014   THE BRECKENRIDGE FINE ARTS CENTER’S 23RD ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW & COMPETITION Accepting 2D and 3D original artwork no older than 3 years No photography or computer generated art Entry Fee: $25 $5,400 in awards For hard copy prospectus send SASA to: Breckenridge Fine Arts Center 207 N. Breckenridge Ave Breckenridge, TX 76424 or email: / 254.559.6602 DEADLINE: JUNE 21, 2014 KENTUCKY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S 37TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SHOW AQUEOUS USA 2014 Held at Actors Theatre Gallery in Louisville Kentucky this fall $9,000 in awards presented in 2013 Frederick C. Graff, AWS & TWSA is the juror and will present his “Creative Approaches to Watercolor” workshop in Louisville Kentucky …


May 28, 2014 Hello! Afternoon. I just wanted to make this short. I’d said at the beginning of this year there will be changes with this blog. Well you’ll see it this Friday. First, is this theme. I knew this theme would be a temporary one, but in my opinion, it just didn’t do this blog justice. I knew my blog can look a lot better. I’ve searched for more themes to see which one would be better suited and I’ve found it! Second….I know in the long run, I’m going to need some help running Esquisses. I’ve stressed this before and I will do so again. I haven’t come up with how just yet, but that will be solved soon. Lastly, I got some upcoming projects swimming in my head and yes, I’ll share with you, as a matter of fact, you’ll hear it from me by the end of this week! That’s all for now….enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!  


May 28, 2014 Hello and good morning! The last Wednesday for May is here. Found three workshops you could and should be interested in. THE 58TH JURIED EXHIBITION AT THE HAGGIN MUSEUM Sponsored by Stockton Art League August 7 – September 28, 2014. Over $5,00 cash award. Opened to all US Artists. No photography or computer art Click on “Haggin Museum 58th Juried exhibition.” Under the heading “Available Shows.” Prospectus: Juror: Dale Laitinen Inquiries: DEADLINE: JUNE 12, 2014 NOTE: Having trouble with   PASTEL SOCIETY OF OREGON 19TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL JURIED SHOW Emerald Art Center 500 Main Street , Springfield, Oregon 97477 September 2 – 27, 2014 $5,000 cash & merchandise awards Workshop Instructor: Barbara Courtney Jaenick PSA Workshop: September 10 – 12, 2014. Prospectus Entry Form: or DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2014   THE 42ND ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION: ENDURING BRILLANCE September 2 – 21, 2014 National Arts Club, New York City Soft pastels onlyOver $25,000 in awards Online digital entries only Download Prospectus after February 1 (which …


May 23, 2014 Hello! How’s everyone’s Friday? Good I hope. I’m enjoying my four-day weekend. During the second Saturday (my birthday) in April, my mom and I went to Atlanta over the weekend. We visited the High Museum of Art and it was really impressive! The High Museum has so many exhibitions, activities…..One of the exhibitions that I wanted to see was Go West! Art of the American Frontier From the Buffalo Center of the West, at the Wieland Pavilion second level, which was held November 3, 2013 till April 13, 2014. It was everything I thought it would be. Each painting, artifacts were displayed with the attention they all deserved. It was like a treasure trove of a once bygone era….sounds corny I know, but it was. I wanted to jump into those paintings just to get a glimpse of it all, just soak it all in! We went to a few other exhibitions as well like, Splendor: The Work of Jim Waters, Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, African Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye, …


May 23, 2014 Happy, happy Friday at last! Heading across the pond to London to visit Tate Britain, one of the museums that was posted on Esquisses. There is also Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives, but I’m just going to focus on Tate Britain. Opened on July 21, 1897, the Tate was just  one museum, which in time grew to four major sites. Tate has a natural collection of British art from 1500 to the present, with international, modern, contemporary art, make that 70,000 artworks. What’s going at the Tate Britain: BP Spotlight Source / April 4 – September 14, 2014 Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow / March 31 – October 19, 2014 Kenneth Clark: Looking For Civilisation / May 10 – August 10, 2014 British Folk Art / June 10 – August 31, 2014 Events at the Tate for Families Young People Adult Learners Schools Teachers Local Communities, etc….   You can research using the Tate’s library, publications, projects. Visit their site to check out Tate Modern, Liverpool, and St. Ives. …


May 21, 2014 Hello! Keeping up with all things artistic. There is wildlife photography, a summer art program, and lastly updates from Frieze, Pulse, and other art fairs.   TRIPLE D GAME FARM, SLOT CANYON “X” SPECIAL WILDLIFE PHOTO EVENT 2014 . OCTOBER 7 – 27, 2014 For those photographers who love wildlife, this is something you can’t miss. Triple “D”  Game Farm and Overland Canyon are offering a special opportunity to film wildlife in a private canyon area on the Navajo reservation.  There is a lot of information about this event like photo permits, lodging, etc. You can join a guided wildlife photography group or just go alone. There is a schedule for Wildlife, a Horse Drive, and Cultural Events. To register and know more about this event go to You’ll find all the info you need. You can also contact: Kathleen @ Triple “D” Game FarmPhone: Brenda @ Overland Canyon ToursPhone:   ART NEW ENGLAND A ARTMASS PROGRAM One of the things I love to do when I’m working on …


May 17, 2014 Ahhh……the weekend is here. I’ve been keeping tabs on deviantART for any contests and there is one courtesy Anoya. This is for those who are into photography and by the looks of this contest, it’s pretty simple….for a photographer! Here are the facts that I’ve gathered: WORLD OF WATER CONTEST Two subcategories: Waterscapes Close-Ups (includes Marco photography) Main photo subject: Water all….water! Rules: Animals, plants, and nature photography only Photographs taken with a film or a digital camera featuring a minimal amount of color and exposure adjustment Deviations do have to be new, added after this contest is announced One entry (1) per person per subcategory, you can win only once There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners For more information on how to enter, go to Worlds of Water Contest. Ends June 30, 2014 @23:59 CEST. Simple isn’t it? That’s all for this Saturday, I hope you come back for even more Art Scene Newsletter Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed!