Month: November 2014


November 27, 2014 Hello! I did say that yesterday was supposed to be the last post for 2014, but I couldn’t resist……As some of you know, there will be no posts for December 2014. I’m working on a new blog site, but I will still give you updates on the blog site’s progress. I promise! Not only that, I decide to replace Esquisses with a new name: SHADOWBOX. Even though Esquisses was a cool and unique name, it was a bit hellish for the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. So I want to start 2015 with a clean slate! So follow Shadowbox to a new site in 2015! Follow the Twitter page at Oh! There is one more thing…….   I know it’s early, but have a Merry Christmas and New Year! Be safe for the holidays, enjoy the rest of 2014, and always, always be blessed!   featured images courtesy of and  


November 26, 2014 Good Afternoon! Last Artscene Newsletter for the year 2014. Part 3 of Where To See Native American Art and Miami Pulse 2014 is here. Read on……   WHERE TO SEE AMERICAN INDIAN ART  Mid-American All-Indian Center – Wichita, KS Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, NM Museum of the Cherokee Indian – Cherokee, NC Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Santa Fe, NM Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – Kendal College, Evanston, IL Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum – Warner, NH National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC Red Earth Museum – Oklahoma City, OK Sherman Indian Museum – Riverside, CA The Sioux Indian Museum – Rapid City, SD Southwest Museum of the American Indian – Los Angeles, CA Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – Santa Fe, NM Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center – Yakima, WA Galleries Specializing in Native American Art All My Relations Gallery – Minneapolis, MN Arctic Raven Gallery – Friday Harbor, WA Blue Rain Gallery – Taos, NM David Cook Fine American Art – Denver, …


November 25, 2014 Hey again….just wanted to give an update or progress on the new blog site. A few weeks ago, I announced to you guys that Esquisses is moving to Wix. WordPress will no longer be the home base for the site. For the last month or so, I’ve started working on the new blog site. Lot’s of changes are coming your way. Some of the familiar features will still hang around. There is a possibility of a new name to replace Esquisses. I will keep you posted. Promise!    


November 25, 2014 Hello there! We all need a little bit of what I like to call art inspirational quotes. I hope these quotes put a bit of spring into your creative step!   Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his …


November 24, 2014 Hello! November is almost over and the last post is coming close as well, but let’s talk about today’s subject, it’s not long. Just short and to the point. As artists, photographers, or sculptures we love to put together great art, but what makes us tick or inspire us to create these works? It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, we get inspired by pretty much everything. A tv show, food, fashion, films, cartoons, nature….the list goes on and on and on. Inspiration comes in many ways. For me, I survey my environment or where I am. I could be sitting at a park bench or maybe Starbucks and watch people going about their day. Then I can sketch a bit in my sketchbook to get that inspiration going. Fashion is another one. The way the models move with the latest couture dress. They make the clothes look effortless and flawless. Seeing a person in a magazine….ok your fav actor or actress. Of course there are other artists that inspire …


November 21, 2014 Hello and Happy Friday! Most of you thought that today wasn’t coming, but here we are. We’re going to Oklahoma City to visit the Red Earth Museum. RED EARTH MUSEUM From the website: Red Earth, Inc. promotes the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets. History Red Earth, Inc. began in 1978 with the establishment of the Center of the American Indian, a museum dedicated to showcasing Native American arts. In 1987, a group of influential community and tribal leaders founded the Red Earth American Indian Cultural Festival to showcase Native American dance and art. The two groups merged in 1992 to create Red Earth, Inc., which is now one of the most respected organizations of its type in the United States. Red Earth hosts a wide collection of more than 1,400 Native American fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles, and bead work. They also feature acclaimed traveling exhibitions.   The 29th Annual Red Earth Native Cultural Festival will be held June 5-7, 2015 …


November 19, 2014 Hello, hello. We are still celebrating Native American Heritage month and I have part two of where you can see Native American art in the US. I almost forgot! Arts Business Institute has a workshop coming to Washington D.C. Hopefully those interested can still register. List of Museums & Galleries Artworks Gallery – Park City Utah Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor, ME Agua Caliente Cultural Museum – Palm Springs, CA Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center – Chamberlain, SD The Burke Museum – Seattle, WA Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art – Indianapolis, IN Five Civilized Tribes Museum – Muskogee, OK George Gustav Heye Center – National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY Gilcrease Museum – Tulsa, OK Heard Museum – Phoenix, AZ Indian Museum of North America – Crazy Horse, SD Indian Pueblo Cultural Center – Albuquerque, NM Institute of American Indian Arts – Santa Fe, NM Koshare Indian Museum – La Junta, CO   Washington, DC Winter Workshop Held at the American Made Show Walter E. Washington Convention Center …


November 15, 2014 Hello and Good Morning. Saturday has come with gusto. This is, I should say part one of Where to Find Native American Art and we’re scouring across the US. Oregon History Museum: home to a vast array of Native American basketry, beadwork and carvings. Portland Art Museum: traditional carving, basketry, paintings, and sculpture from the Northwest tribes. Throughout the year the American Art Council hosts lectures and public displays by local and regional artists.  In the Pearl District of Portland, Ouintana Galleries has indigenous arts and artifacts you can check out. Oklahoma City has the Red Earth Museum, which features traditional and contemporary Indian painting, carving, pottery, and artifacts. There is free admission, educational programs to teach students the cultural diversity and the city histories of American tribes and serves as a resource center. Return back Wednesday to find more Indian American art. Have a wonderful weekend, and always be blessed! featured image courtesy of