Month: June 2014

REFLECTIONS: TAKE A BREATHER PT 2

June 29, 2014 Hola! The weekend is winding down to a close and so is June. We’re still enjoying the summer, family reunions, vacations, etc, etc. Still enjoying what summer is, what it means. The 4th of July is coming in just a few days! We’re also hitting the half-way mark of the 2014 year. Where did the time go? Well….creativity. Ok, what I’m I talking about? Our creative minds, our thinking has taken us to great ways of creating new things, for instance, writers have creatively seeked new stories to tell, characters. For those in the arts, we create another world, a time, place, things. Our minds overflow with great ideas on what our next piece should look and sound like. Maybe there is such a thing as too much overflow. As I’ve said before, we have to take the time to breathe. Let’s not forget to set a few changes in our way of thinking and creating. It’s ok to put aside every once in a while. Just let your mind breathe! Advertisements

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: PULSE MIAMI BEACH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR DECEMEBER 4-7, 2014

June 28, 2014 Back again with the second piece of news. There was Pulse New York, now Pulse Miami Beach….. PULSE MIAMI BEACH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR DECEMBER 4 – 7, 2014 INDIAN BEACH PARK 4601 COLLINS AVENUE MIAMI BEACH Pulse Miami Beach 2014 is celebrating its 10th Anniversary at a new custom beachfront location. There will be the fair’s series of roundtable discussion of Pulse Perspectives, the site specific Pulse Projects, and digital media platform Pulse Play. For exhibitor applications go to pulse-art.com. Application due date: July 7, 2014. Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has nurtured galleries and created an international community for them to grow within the contemporary art market. PULSE combines thoughtfully curated exhibitions with an evolving series of programming, which reflects the fair’s commitment to making the visitor experience a dynamic one. Under the leadership of Helen Toomer, newly appointed director, PULSE Miami 2014 will present a revitalized platform for the discovery of contemporary art and will continue to demonstrate the fair’s commitment to the exchange of ideas from pioneering and seasoned artists. Enjoy your …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: ART BUSINESS BOOTCAMP

June 28, 2014 Hello all! Found two pieces of news for you, we’ll start with Art Business Bootcamp……   ART BUSINESS BOOTCAMP October 17-18, 2014 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida presented by The Naples Art Association and The Arts Business Institute   Friday, October 17th 9:00 a.m.  Registration opens 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Making Work That Sells – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 12 noon  Creative Marketing for Artists – Carolyn Edlund 12 noon – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch on Your Own 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Wholesale 101 – Wendy Rosen 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pricing for Profit – Wendy Rosen & Carolyn Edlund 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)   Saturday, October 18th 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Sales Strategies – Carolyn Edlund 10:45 a.m. – 12 noon  Booth Design – Wendy Rosen 12 noon – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch on Your Own 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Create an Effective Art Website – Carolyn Edlund 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Building Gallery Relationships – Carolyn Edlund 3:30 p.m. – …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: JEWELSPAN “COOL-JEWELS” COMPETITION

June 25, 2014 Hello…..I hope everyone had a great and relaxing weekend as I did. I’ve found a jewelry competition for you creative people. Jewelry making is pretty much a work of art. It takes a certain amount of time to create brilliantly, beautiful pieces. Ready to see what this competition is all about? Go on and read! JEWELSPAN “COOL-JEWELS” COMPETITION Jewelspan has announced their second artisan jewelry competition. All you need to do is to submit your recent pieces of jewelry. There is only one winner, along with a runner-up, and one honorable mention.  Entry fee is only $20, but there is no entry fee for Jewelspan members. Oh and by the way, you don’t have to be a Jewelspan member to enter. SPECIFICATIONS: Recent work and not previously published. Works from all mediums will be excepted, as long as the finished piece is a wearable jewelry adornment. Cool-Factor, a piece of artisan jewelry that takes our breath away. All entries must be finished jewelry, no renderings or CAD drawings accepted. Entrants can submit up to …

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER 2014: SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

June 20, 2014 Friday…..it’s Friday! The month of June is going by swiftly. San Antonio Museum of Art is the focus today. For a few new followers, this is the Summer 2014 edition of At the Museum. We’re looking at museums that have activities and events for kids and families. San Antonio Museum of Art has plenty for children and families. Like……     First Sunday: First Sunday is where kids get to explore the collection, create art and to share. This program is free for children 12 and under. Children and families are invited to explore the collections, create art and share Sundays at the Museum. Enjoy interactive fun to include sketching, painting, storytelling, films, performances and more.   Family Flicks: A new outdoor film series in collaboration with Slab Cinema. It is held every second Saturday at sundown from February till November. There are special performances and art activities one hour prior to screening time. During inclement weather, it will be held inside the auditorium. Art Crawl (caregivers & babies 0-18 months): Every second Thursday …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: SOTHEBY’S INSTITUTE OF ART SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

June 18, 2014 Hello again…..back with a very brief piece of Art Scene stuff. I’ve just recently found Sotheby’s Institute of Art. As the website states: Taught by leading scholars and professionals in the field, all of our online courses focus on important art world topics, including art history, art business, contemporary art, and more. They have a 6 week Summer Online Course starting June 23. Yes, that a few days away, but like I said I just recently found out about it. Here are the courses: Art History : Introduction to Art History: Movements that Mattered Giotto to Warhol: Understanding Painting’s Enduring Appeal Contemporary Art: Introduction to Contemporary Art Contemporary Chinese Art and Its Markets Art Business: Art as a Global Business Understanding Legal Concepts in the Art World Art Writing: Writing for the Art World Artist’s Writings: Developing a Writer’s Voice If anyone is interested and would like to get more information go to sothebyinstitute.com. Sotheby’s Institute of Art will be added to the Education Corner page in the next few days. Come …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: OX-BOW ART RESIDENCE

June 18, 2014 Hey! We’re still in the search of art residencies for this summer. Most residences have already started the summer and the fall deadlines may have passed, but you have the time to choose which one suits you. So don’t worry your little head off! Today we’ll head over to what Ox-Bow (which just celebrated 103 years) has to offer. Located at Saugatuck, Michigan, at the edge of Tallmadge Woods, Ox-Bow has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The campus is made of several studios: a painting and drawing studio, a paper/book studio, a ceramic studio, an open air metal sculpture studio, and an open air glassblowing facility. The deadlines for Summer was April 6 (2 and 3 week residency June 1 – August 16, 2014) and the one for fall was last month on May 11 (2 to 5 week residency August 31 – October 4, 2014). Don’t fret….there are accepting proposals for January 2015 Interim Session, as well as the Summer 2015 Session. Proposals are due Monday, May 5, 2015. Winter Interim Session: …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: THE TRANFORMATION CHALLENGE

June 14, 2014 Hey all! Enjoying the weekend so far. I was supposed to do a post about Ox-Bow, but a contest by deviantART has caught my attention. THE TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE The contest started a few days ago on June 10.  Here’s what you have to do: Download the three-panel template below and create your original entry using any static visual medium. Transformation time! This must be a three-stage progression that ends with you or your original character changing into a radically different person or thing submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file fitting on the provided template. Enter your artwork into the contest by using the ENTER NOW button below. Your entry should include in the deviation description your answers to the questions they have listed. DEADLINE: JUNE 24, 2014 @11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME (PT) To enter, download template, answer the three questions, and read the official rules, go to The Transformation Challenge. Grand Prize Winners will get…. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 $1,000 from deviantART All expenses paid trip, yes you read right, …