Month: August 2014

CHECK OUT EDUCATION CORNER PAGE…….

August 30, 2014 Hey! Just a short and quick reminder about the Education Corner page on this blog. This page is all about art schools, institutions, workshops, etc, etc. I’ve just updated it with a few workshops for this year and the year 2015. It will be updated this weekend so please check it daily! You’ll never know what you’ll miss! Seriously you need to check it out for yourself. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend! Advertisements

REFLECTIONS: THOUGHTS ON SUMMER

August 28, 2014 Hello! Well, summer is really over and fall is coming our way. Really when you think of summer you think, barbecue, fourth of July, fireworks, corn on the cob, beaches, just lazing around with a coke or beer in your hand. What were my highlights for Summer 2014? Taking a week-long vacation, away from everybody and everything! I wish I could go back and relive that! Being able to spend time with my family, taking a break from everyday life and to just breathe. Oh yeah, discovering new artists, that’s the best. I know you guys had some cool highlights as well. Kids were just happy to be out of school. Those bring back memories right? Thoughts on this summer? Where to begin….I’ll say this, it went by pretty quickly and September is right around the corner. 2014 is going quickly also. Might as well start that Christmas shopping list! Anyway, this summer has been great, busy, and peaceful. We’re able to recharge our creative batteries to start new projects, discovering new galleries, …

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: JURIED EXHIBITIONS & ONLINE COURSES

August 27, 2014 Good Morning, we’re on the last leg of August and this newsletter is packed with two juried exhibitions and a MoMA online course.   DEGAS PASTEL SOCIETY 15TH BIENNAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION November 1 – 30, 2014 Garden District Gallery 1332 Washington Avenue New Orléans, LA 70130 Exhibition dates: November 1 -30, 2014 Opening Reception & Awards: November 1, 2014 Exhibit & workshop information: http://www.degaspastelsociety.org / 504.392.0215 darlenehjohnson@yahoo.com Margaret Dyer will judge the show and teach a workshop on October 29 – 31, 2014 Up to 3 digital images Members: $35 / non-members: $35 Awards over $5,000 DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 AMERICAN ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE’S ANNUAL OPEN JURIED HANGING SHOW 86th Grand National Exhibition Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003 November 10 -21, 2014 Open to all artists Media & Acrylic (Oil Technique), Water Media & Acrylic (watercolor technique), Mixed Media, Pastel & Graphics & Sculpture Over $20,000 in awards will be given Submit your entries online at aapline.org For prospectus click here or send a SASE to AAPL, …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER WEEKENDER: JURIED EXHIBITION & ART FESTIVAL CONFERENCE

August 23, 2014 Hello……taking things easy today on this beautiful Saturday. A few more things to let you know about for this weekend.   MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS’ 45TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas February 13 – April 12, 2014 Anticipated awards which totals more than $5,000 Prospectus & entry details visit Mid-Southern Watercolorists’ website or send SASE to Exhibition c/o Chair Mid-Southern Watercolorists P.O. Box 55762, Little Rock, AR 72215 http://www.midsouthernwatercolorists.com http://www.facebook.com/Mid-SouthernWatercolorists DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014   Courtesy of Art Fair Calender:     Let’s Meet in Portland! Arts Festival Conference – Portland, OR August 28-29 presented by ZAPP  & attend Art in the Pearl on the weekend Why Attend? The conference brings quality people together, people like you who love the art fair business. Meet one another and network with them as part of this special art community. Meet people who understand your challenges and people you might become friends with Meet folks from our business who have gathered to learn how to run better events and learn from each other. …

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER EDITION 2014: VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

August 22, 2014 Frrriiiday……Good morning! Well this is the last Summer Edition 2014 for At the Museum. Our last stop is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. VMFA has many activities for families, adults, and teens. Their summer programs targets not only infants, but toddlers through teenagers. Here’s a peek at what the summer programs offer. Of course there are some of the programs that have been sold out, but don’t worry, there is next summer. VMFA SUMMER PROGRAMS Early Childhood Education 3 months – 5yrs Artsy Infants Tots of Art Young @ Art Preschool Group Visits   Summer Camps Ages 5-6 5-day camps / $130 per camp (VMFA $115) Sensory Studio (sold out) Picture This (sold out)   Summer Camps Ages 7-9 5-day camps / $130 per camp (VMFA $115) Painting Pets & Portraits Brickworkz LEGO Art Treasures from China (All sold out)   Summer Camps Ages 10-12 5-day camps / $130 (VMFA members $115) Brickworkz LEGO Art   Connect-to-Camp All ages, available only to students enrolled in both a morning and afternoon camp. …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: LOTS OF ART THINGS & STUFF!

August 20, 2014 Hello and Good Morning! Do I have some art activities in store for you.   FALL’S TOP 2 FINE ART DESTINATIONS ART SAN DIEGO 2014 NOVEMBER 6-9, 2014 BALBOA PARK ACTIVITY CENTER 2145 PARK BOULEVARD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 First Preview: Thursday, November 6/5-7pm VIP Opening: Thursday, November 6/7-9pm Show Hours: Friday, November 7 / 12-8pm Saturday, November 8 / 12-8pm Sunday, November 9 / 12-5pm Please go to art-sandiego.com/attend for further information. SPECTRUM MIAMI DECEMBER 3-7, 2014 MIDTOWN MIAMI / WYNWOOD ART DISTRICT 3011 NE 1ST AVENUE @ NE 30TH STREET MIAMI, FL 33137 Opening Preview: Wednesday, December 3 / 6-10pm Show Hours: Thursday, December 4 / 12-8pm Friday, December 5 / 12-9pm Saturday, December 6 / 12-9pm Sunday December 7 / 11-5pm To get more information and download bus schedule go to: spectrum-miami.com/attend. MoMA ACCESS Museum of Modern Art has lots of activities for everybody and anybody. Here’s what they go going on…. Art inSight: is a free monthly program for individuals who are partially blind or sighted. from the website: September’s program …

NO AUGUST SPOTLIGHT ARTIST & WHAT’S GOING ON

August 19, 2014 Hello everyone! I wanted to post the spotlight artist for this month, but I’ve decided not to because there will be a whole lot of art stuff posted so I wanted to focus on that. You’ll see what I mean tomorrow. I will make it up to you next month in September.  Promise! Enjoy your Tuesday! My apologizes for not saying this sooner!

ART CLOSE-UP: LEARNING & UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL ART

July 29, 2014 Hey there! This is the first Art Close-Up for Esquisses. It is a new series which the author can totally put the thoughts about art, what is art, voicing our opinions about the creativity, the back story, all of art.   Digital illustrations or design has come a long way. Since it’s existence, digital illustration has become the norm for artists to express their creativity, thoughts, emotions….well you get the picture. With digital we see the graphics, structure, colors all blending into a story. Like with all things art, we are pulled into another time, place or dimension.  This also has some people to think that it’s easy, just like sketching on a piece of paper. Well, not quite. Digital painting, sketching whatever takes lots of skill. As we all know by now, you can’t simply use a mouse. Duh! The mouse is not a very precise tool. What these artists can do with this type of medium is really fascinating. I would ask myself this question and I’m sure I’m not …