Month: July 2014

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: HIGHLIGHTS FROM COMIC-CON 2014

July 30, 2014 Hello peeps! Comic-Con 2014 has come and gone, but today I’ve decided to put some highlights from what happened in San Diego. For those who couldn’t, wish they could’ve…..take a look at these! I’m sure you guys saw the new Wonder Woman, if not: New Wonder Woman draws Mixed Reaction.                                                                                                                                                                             Here is a small video clip of Cutter Hays at Artists Alley at Comic-Con: It’s sucks I can’t find anything else with Artists ‘ Alley, but hopefully it will be easier. Those are just some of the …

REFLECTIONS: THAT TIME AGAIN……

July 29, 2014 Well, the kids are getting ready to go back to school. I remember when we would get back to school after Labor Day in September, but now it seems that these kids are going back earlier every year. College students are getting ready to choose and apply which school, university, or technical college they want to attend. Summers not over yet. You still have time to get the last surf in, take in the scenery at the beach, to finish up that book you’ve planned to read and to be done with, or whatever. I’m trying to enjoy all that summer has to left to offer. It ain’t time to say goodbye just yet…..

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: ABI WORKSHOPS…STARTUP INCUBATOR

July 26, 2014 Hello everybody! First, I need to apologize, there are not three workshops, but two from the Arts Business Institute. Again, my apologies. I guess this is what happens when your working a bit too hard! Now here is the second and last one…… ART BUSINESS WORKSHOP CO-SPONSORED BY THE ART BUSINESS INSTITUTE & STARTUP INCUBATOR START INCUBATOR OCTOBER 10 – 11, 2014 REEDER LECTURE HALL EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA From the ABI website: The curriculum in this two-day workshop is foundational information to guide you into a successful business model. Learn best practices first-hand with some of the top experts in the industry.  Take a look at what the two-day event has in store: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 9:00 a.m.  Registration 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Wholesale 101 – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 12 noon  Creative Marketing – Carolyn Edlund 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Product Development – Wendy Rosen 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sales Strategies for Artists – Carolyn Edlund 3:30 …

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER EDITION 2014: PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

  July 25, 2014 HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY! Hello art peeps….time for At the Museum and today we’re going to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for our Summer Edition 2014.  Opened in 1925, the museum has become a recognizable part of the city. We all remember Rocky Balboa running up those infamous steps in Rocky (76) and later the bronze statue of Rocky was briefly placed at the top of the steps, but was later relocated. Besides that, the museum is packed with lots of fun stuff.   FAMILY & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Interactive programs that are designed for families with children between the ages of 3 – 12. ART SPLASH: The summer of fun with gallery explorations, studio-art creations, and imaginative play. A brief look at what those programs are….. Art in the Garden Mixed-Up Music Mythological Mischief   FAMILY PROGRAMS: Offers parents and their children to create, learn, have great fun, and it’s free. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Service Desk. Here is a preview of what the programs are…. Baby Bird …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: ART & BUSINESS NYC

July 23, 2014 Hey peoples! Was the weekend great or maybe not so great? It’s been awhile, but I’m here with some great art scene stuff! I’ve checked out Arts Business Institute and they have three upcoming workshops, yes three, so I’m here to post the first one….. Arts Business Institute presents ART & BUSINESS NYC A  Workshop for Artists & Craftspeople September 27 – 28, 2014 A.R.T. / New York 520 Eighth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY As it states on the ABI site: The curriculum in this two-day workshop is foundational information to guide you into a successful business model. Learn best practices first-hand with some of the top experts in the industry. Here is the schedule for the workshop: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 9:00 a.m.  Registration 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  How to Have a Fine Arts Career – Rhonda Schaller 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Making Work That Sells – Wendy Rosen 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Creative Marketing – Carolyn Edlund 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Individual …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: VERMONT STUDIO CENTER

July 16, 2014 Hello again! We’re focusing on one of the art residence of Vermont Studio Center. By the looks of the place, I say this center would be one of the places I would love to go. Peace, tranquility, and creativity indeed! Since 1984, the center has provided an outlet to help artists to reach their potential and give them a creative outlet. It is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the nation. With 50 writers and visual artist per month. The center offers: 2 to 12 week studio residences for, again 50 writers and visual artists per month You have private studio space Simple, private rooms Opportunity for focused, independent work and to share your work Large and diverse creative community Three annual fellowship deadlines are: February 15, June 15, and October 1 The best time to apply is at least six months in advance of your preferred start date. They will accept applications as late as 6 weeks in advance for the month you are applying. Summer and fall …

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST JULY 2014: HOWARD FINSTER

July 16, 2014 Hello! Tuomas Korpi was going to be this month’s Spotlight Artist, but that will be saved for August. So I decided that it will be the late Howard Finster. I saw this man’s work at the High Museum in Atlanta back in April. Finster was not only an artist, but he was also a Baptist minister. He said that he was inspired by God to spread the gospel through designing the historic art folk site, Paradise Garden, which is located Summerville Georgia.   Finster created visionary, outsider, and naïve art. At the age of 13, he became born again. He began preaching at 16. He began his artist work in the late 1940’s when he started building a garden park. Unfortunately he ran out of land, so by 1961, he moved to Pennville, Georgia, near Summerville, thus creating Paradise Garden. He retired from being a mister in 1965 and continued to create his artistic works. Finster became public in 1975, by the 80’s when he created album covers for REM and Talking …