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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 highlights from Comic-Con. Just too many to put up on this post! I did want to get Marvel and DC in there because their awesome.

Hope you like it, enjoy your Wednesday, and be blessed!

Goodbye July….Hello August!

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REFLECTIONS: THAT TIME AGAIN……

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

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……

Courtesy of Arts Business Institute.

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 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Pricing for Profit – Wendy Rosen

10:45 a.m. – 12 noon  Licensing Your Art – Carolyn Edlund

12 noon – 1: 00 p.m.  Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Copyright Protection – Speaker TBA

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Creating an Effective Art Website – Carolyn Edlund

3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

DAY ONE: INDIVIDUAL COURSES & INSTRUCTOR DETAILS

  • Wholesale 101 w/Wendy Rosen
  • Creative Marketing w/Carolyn Edlund
  • Product Development w/Wendy Rosen
  • Sales Strategies for Artists w/Carolyn Edlund

DAY TWO: INDIVIDUAL COURSES & INSTRUCTOR DETAILS

  • Pricing for Profit w/Wendy Rosen
  • Licensing Your Art w/Carolyn Edlund
  • Copyright Protection w/David S. Willoughby, Esq. of MacDonald Illig
  • Creating an Effective Art Website w/Carolyn Edlund

All courses are interactive with Q&A included.

PERSONALIZED BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

This is where you can talk one on one with an expert about business challenges and so forth. Both ABI founder Wendy Rosen and ABI Executive Director, Artsy Sharks very own Carolyn Edlund can help. They will be available to meet with each artist at the end of the workshop day, the time limit is 20 minutes.

$280.00 is the regular tuition cost, but with their early bird rate you can save $50 if you register by July 31, 2014.

For more go to Arts Business Institute Edinboro, PA.

Until next week, I command you to enjoy the rest of your weekend!

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER EDITION 2014: PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

 

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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.

Rocky at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the film Rocky (76).

 

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

 

Inside the Philadelphia Museum/planphilly.com

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 Playdate – for babies, toddlers and parents
  • Family Gallery Tour – Ages 6 – 10
  • Tours for Tots – Ages 3 – 5

 

Beautiful! (press.visitphilly.com)

FAMILY CELEBRATIONS: Showcases local and nationally recognized performance groups that combine the visual and performing arts. Here is a look at what they have……

  • Myths and Legends
  • Art in Motion
  • All That I Sparkles

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: Children from the ages of 3-4 and 3-5 experience fun and creativity. Of course, parents must accompany the kids. The museum supply the materials. All they ask is that your child is potty trained. Classes are limited, pre-registration is required, and fees are refundable, that is unless the museum decides to cancel.

For more information about these programs and more go to www.philamuseum.org.

Philadelphia Museum of Art / 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 /  (215) 763-8100

Come back tomorrow! Enjoy your Friday, be blessed peeps!

 

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: ART & BUSINESS NYC

July 23, 2014 307936_198890010183040_1922511876_n 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.mCreative Marketing – Carolyn Edlund

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Wholesale 101 – Wendy Rosen

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Pricing for Profit – Wendy Rosen and Carolyn Edlund

11:30 a.m. – 12 noon Panel Discussion – Interactive Q&A session with NYC art experts

12 noon – 1: 00 p.m.  Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Booth Design and Merchandising – Stacy Simbrom

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Sales Strategies for Artists – Carolyn Edlund

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

There is more……

DAY ONE: Individual Courses & Instructor Details

  • How to Have a Fine Arts Career w/Rhonda Schaller
  • Making Work That Sells w/Wendy Rosen
  • Creative Marketing w/Carolyn Edlund

DAY TWO: Individual Courses & Instructor Details

  • Wholesale 101 w/Wendy Rosen
  • Pricing For Profit w/Wendy Rosen & Carolyn Edlund
  • Panel Discussion With the Experts
  • Booth Design & Merchandising w/Stacy Simbrom
  • Sales Strategies for Artists w/Carolyn Edlund

 

Personalize Business Consultants

This is where you can talk one on one with an expert about business challenges and so forth. Both ABI founder Wendy Rosen and ABI Executive Director, Artsy Sharks very own Carolyn Edlund can help. They will be available to meet with each artist at the end of the workshop day, the time limit is 20 minutes.

From the website: The number of consultation appointments is extremely limited and must be pre-scheduled at time of registration. Consultation fee is $30.00 over and above tuition cost.

For more information and registration go to: Arts Business Institute NYC.

Tuition for the two-day workshop is $280.00. For those who register by July 31, 2014 will get an early bird rate of $250.00. 

Come back this Saturday because the other two workshops will be posted. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

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.

Artist in motion at VSC. vermontstudiocenter.org

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 are their most popular and competitive.

Trim and peaceful Vermont Studio Center.

 

For more information on applying , online payment, or contact please go to www.vermontstudiocenter.org.

Vermont Studio Center/80 Pearl Street P.O. Box 613/Johnson, Vermont 05656

Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST JULY 2014: HOWARD FINSTER

The late Howard Finster at Paradise Garden. fieldaesthetic.com

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.

One of Finster’s works, with the Bible verse from Luke 5:20. Hammer Gallery

 

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 Heads.

Paradise Garden. chattoogacountyga.com

Finster’s work was colorful, detailed and they were also worded, especially with verses from the Bible.

For those of you living Georgia, like me, you can visit Paradise Garden. Just check the website: Paradise Garden Foundation to get information for hours and tours.

I’ll be back with Art Scene Newsletter…..