Month: July 2015

Artscene Wednesday: Call to Artists

July 29, 2015 Hello! Last week for July….the months are flying by fast aren’t they? As always, I’m searching for competitions and what nots to get you the artist’s attention for opportunities out there in the world of creativity. AUDUBON ARTISTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 2015 73rd Annual Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club, NYC October 26, Monday – November 6, Friday. Receptions November 1, Sunday / 1-4pm Awards Ceremony 2:30pm Over $20,000 in cash, Medals & Merchandise Awards Award Jurors To Be Announced Open to elected and associate paid members in good standing Elected Members Jury Free Associates Jury Imposed September 5, Saturday Online Entry Form & Jpeg Image Deadline See http://www.audubonartists.org for prospectus CRAFT FORMS 2015, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Wayne Art Center presents Craft Forms 2015, the 21st International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016 Juror: Ronald T. Labaco, The Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts & Design Recommended for Artists working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Jewelry, Fiber, Mixed Media, and Installations $8,000 + Awards. On-line …

Reflections: Summer – Poem by John Clare

July 27, 2015 Hello and Good Morning! The last week of July is coming to a close. Since June, Shadowbox has posted poems in the Reflections posts and I have another poem about Summer called Summer by John Clare. Hope you like it! Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.   Summer – Poem by John Clare Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come, For the woods are full of bluebells and the hedges full of bloom, And the crow is on the oak a-building of her nest, And love is burning diamonds in my true lover’s breast; She sits beneath the whitethorn a-plaiting of her hair, And I will to my true lover with a fond request repair; I will look upon her face, I will in her beauty rest, And lay my aching weariness upon her lovely breast. The clock-a-clay is creeping on the open bloom of May, The merry bee is trampling the pinky threads all day, And the chaffinch it is brooding on its grey mossy nest In the …

Artscene Stuff: Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

July 22, 2015 Good Morning! It’s seems like a long time has passed since I posted. I found an Art Fair that takes place during February of 2016. It’s the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair in Toronto Canada. ARTIST PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR  FEBRUARY 18 – 21, 2016   from the website: Be a part of this exclusive juried art fair showcasing top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Deadline to apply: September 15, 2015 Visual artists of all mediums are invited to submit an application for the Artist Project 2016.Now in its 9th year, the Artist Project looks forward to an exciting fair featuring original works of art from over 250 carefully juried, contemporary artists. Become an exhibitor at the fair! Apply now →   Top Reasons to Apply:✓ Exposure to 15,000+ qualified visitors who love art ✓ Your own professional, curated space in an 11’ high, gallery-style, white hard wall booths ✓ An online profile on TheArtistProject.com and listing in the official Show Guide ✓ A complimentary ticket package ✓ Extensive national marketing …

Filmscene: Indiewires’s 15 Best Films of 2015….so far

July 21, 2015 Found a gem in the independent film world. According to Indiewire, here are the 15 best movies of 2015. Read The Best 15 Movies of 2015 by Eric Kohn Heaven Knows What A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Buzzard Girlhood 71 Cheatin Ned Rifle Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Mad Max: Fury Road What We Do in the Shadows La Sapienza The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq Seymour: An Introduction Appropriate Behavior Gueros Hope we all get a chance to see these films. Come back soon and be blessed!     feature image courtesy of strandreleasing.com

Artscene Weekend: Art & Law

July 18, 2015 Hello everyone! Artscene Weekend has returned with something we all need to learn about…Art and Law. This is just a short and to the point post, but it is very useful. Read on….. THE ART & LAW PROGRAM   from website: The Art & Law Program (“The Program”) is a 13-week seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception. An examination of how artistic practices challenge, rupture, and change the apparatus of law completes The Program. The Program consists of a nonpartisan community that aims to attract qualified individuals in the areas of visual art, architecture, writing, curating, and film. This list is non-exclusive. Artists with non-traditional practices are especially encouraged to apply, as are cultural producers interested in the cultural effects of law. The Art & Law Program takes place in New York City from mid-January to early May. To know more about the program go to the website listed below. TALKS & SEMINARS October 6, 2015 6:00 pm …

At the Museum: Kids Summer Guide 2015

July 17, 2015 Morning and Happy Friday at last! We’re continuing on with Kids Summer Guide for At the Museum. Here are three museums that are bringing kids and families for some Summer creative fun……   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART from website: Greene Family Learning Gallery Open during regular Museum hours Discovery Packs Family Guides Toddler Thursdays Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Toddler Thursday is FREE with Museum admission. Daily HIGHlights Tours All tours are FREE with Museum admission; no reservations are required. WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Fundays (EVERY Sunday) Every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Second Sunday Fundays (EVERY month) Second Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Weekend Family Tours Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m. FREE with Museum admission and free to members; no registration required. There are Special Programs, Highly Hands-On Blog, and Family Memberships Just go to the High Museum website: http://www.high.org to find out more! High Museum of Art / 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 /  (404) 733-4400 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART from the website: About the NGAkids …

Artscene Wednesday: Workshops In October 2015

July 15, 2015 Good Morning…..found two workshops from Art Business Institute or ABI that are taking place in October. from ABI website: The Naples Art Association and The Arts Business Institute Present an ART BUSINESS BOOTCAMP October 16-17, 2015 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida   Are you passionate about being a professional artist? Our workshops have helped thousands of small studios launch and grow into sustainable and profitable businesses. Ready to move from part-time to full-time in your art business? Join us to learn advanced strategies for promoting and selling your work in different markets.  SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Friday, October 16th 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. Sales Strategies – Carolyn Edlund 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled) Saturday, October 17th 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. …

Lit-scene Wednesday: HippoCamp 2015……

July 8, 2015 Good Morning…….Shadowbox is back from the 4th and Lit-scene has HippoCamp 2015. HIPPOCAMP 2015: A CONFERENCE FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS The event will take place August 7-9, 2015  in Lancaster, PA @ the Lancaster County Convention Center Highlights from Donna Talarico Founder and Publisher, Hippocampus Magazine: 25+ breakout sessions and panels from a variety of prolific and emerging creative nonfiction writers and publishing professional including Sarah Einstein, Allison Williams, Lisa Romeo, Wendy Fontaine, Robert Long Foreman, Jim Warner, Lori M. Myers, Jennifer Hill, Lisa Jakub, Jim Breslin and more Sessions cover a range of topics about the craft of creative nonfiction, promoting and publishing your work and on living the writer’s life Keynotes with Lee Gutkind (of Creative Nonfiction magazine) and Jane Friedman (digital media expert and former Writer’s Digest publisher) Registration includes an opening reception, evening readings and several meals and snacks The best part: you guys can use promo CODE LINK to save $20! I sincerely hope you take advantage of this opportunity. Time is of the essence! For more information please …