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Editor’s Desk: July 2016

Editor’s Desk: July 2016

June 30 / 16

Volume 4 / #7

July is here…..well, tomorrow actually. This time of the year there are plenty of workshops for art, photography, music, literature…..all of it is happening and let’s not forget conferences. I will pass along these pieces of info this month.

Fashion is coming to Shadowbox. It’s another form of creativity. The reason I haven’t been posting on this is because, well….I just don’t know, but that is about to change and we’re moving forward with it.

One of the big events for July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. July 21 – 24 are the dates, July 20 is preview night. So for those going, please be safe! Unfortunately I’m not able to go, but hopefully that will change next year. There will be a Twitter feed on the event, so take a gander at that.

As you already can see, there have been some changes to the site and it will continue that way. Sometimes your web or blog site needs some sprucing up.

Lastly, I’ll be out of the office for several days. The dates will be given later. I think that’s all for now……

July has officially begun!

 

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featured image: hdwallpaperbackgrounds.net
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Scene Wednesday: Competitions, Contests, & Exhibitions……

Scene Wednesday: Competitions, Contests, & Exhibitions……

June 29 / 16

Hello! The last Wednesday for June has arrived and I have a few things to get your artistic skills set…..


(cred: art show)

 “HEAVY METAL”  — The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 31-October 1, 2016. Projected prizes $600. Juror: Michael Doig. “Heavy Metal” is a juried exhibit of railroad Art that is open nationally to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. We seek to present an exhibit of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works. Digital art or work that originates as photographs must be described as such. $25/2 works; $10 ea for additional works up to total of 4. Deadline: July 18, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Rip Smith atberkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

 

SUMMER BREEZE JURIED ONLINE ART COMPETITION  — Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery seeks entries for an upcoming exhibition, August 1-31, 2016. Awards for Best of Show, 1st-2nd Place all media, Special Recognition, Special Merit. Open to all Professional, Non-Professional, Emerging Artists. $15 for 3 images, $25 for 5 images. Deadline: July 18, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Merchant at contact@focuspointshape.com or call 520-572-0677.

 

NEWS 15TH BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN OPEN SHOW  — The New England Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried exhibition, September 25 – October 29 2016 at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA. Over $7,000 in awards. Juror: Mary Whyte. Open to any artist residing in North America, age 18 or older. Complete guideline and regulations are available in the online prospectus. Entry fee: $20 to $40 depending on membership status and number of paintings. Deadline: July 19, 2016.

 

2016 PORTRAITS ART EXHIBITION  — Artist Portfolio Magazine is seeking entries for its 2016 Portraits Art Exhibition. Open to all artists worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. We receive entries from artists who are just starting out (we’ve even featured some on our past covers) to artists who make a living in the art world. All visual art mediums are acceptable. Awards: 1st $500 plus cover, 2nd $250 plus 4 page spread, 3rd $100 plus 4 page spread, 20 Honorable Mentions featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine. $25 entry fee. Deadline: July 20, 2016. Visit website for prospectus.

 

There will be more coming soon. In the meantime, if your interested please go to the websites listed and remember the deadlines. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other image: artshow.com & unknown

Reflections: Let Summer 2016 Begin

Reflections: Let Summer 2016 Begin

June 28 / 16

Well, June is about to close and we’re starting the half of the year. Pretty soon Christmas will be around the corner! As you know Summer officially began June 20, but to me it started after Memorial Day. Lots of things to do during this time of the year. The kids are out of school. Besides sitting in front of the tv or computer, the kids get out and put their creative brains and physical bodies to work. As for us adults, we take a week or so off from work to relax, visit families, and we’re also getting our creative brains and bodies to summer activities.

No poems to share about summer….not this time, but what I’m saying is that summer is not only to do activities, but to also recharge our batteries. To slow down and relax. I’ve notice that people tend to just check out of the tough and rumble world of work, relationships, and other things that we stuff ourselves with and just take time to breathe.

So whatever your plans are, enjoy every single hour, minute, day, and moment. Let Summer of 2016 begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Close-Up: Art Talks With Stephen Silver

Creative Close-Up: Art Talks With Stephen Silver

June 27 / 16

Hello! Enjoyed the weekend and this week will be packed. Stephen Silver is here with Art Talks, which will last till the end of this year. Lots of advice from someone who knows the game in the art world…..


 

Art Talk 1: Seeking Balance in Art

 

Art Talk 2: Missing in Portfolios

 

Art Talk 3: Being Born an Artist

 

Art Talk 4: Graduating Students

 

Art Talk 5: Know What Kind of Art You Do

 

Hope these talks really inspire you to start a career in art. Reflections is just around the corner……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: youtube

More Scene Wednesday: Paradiso Festival 2016

More Scene Wednesday: Paradiso Festival 2016

June 22 / 16

Hey again. Just one more thing to add. If you like to dance endlessly to electronic music, well you need to check out the Paradiso Festival 2016. This is for two days only, June 24 & 25 in George, Washington. Want to know more? Here it is…….


(cred: Music Festival Wizard)

PARADISO FESTIVAL 2016

 

WHERE:GEORGE, WA
WHEN:JUNE 24-JUNE 25, 2016
TICKETS: $199.00
CAMPING: YES
WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE

THE SCENE

PARADISO FESTIVAL IS A BRAND NEW GATHERING AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S ELITE NATURAL VENUES: THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE. PARADISO WILL BE A NEW JOURNEY INTO A WORLD OF MUSIC AND NATURE. OVER 12 HOURS OF MUSIC FROM 2PM TO 2AM ON THREE STAGES, THE BREATHTAKING NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE GORGE AND STATE OF THE ART AUDIO AND VIDEO ALL COME TOGETHER IN AN ELECTRONIC PARADISE.

 

THE 2016 LINEUP

BASSNECTAR

GORGON CITY

HARDWELL

  • 12TH PLANET
  • 4B
  • ALISON WONDERLAND
  • ALY & FILA
  • ANDREW RAYEL
  • ASTRIX
  • AUDIEN
  • BASSJACKERS
  • BASSNECTAR
  • BEAR GRILLZ
  • BRO SAFARI
  • BT
  • CASH CASH
  • CASPA B2B RUSKO
  • CAZZETTE
  • CHRIS LORENZO
  • COOKIE MONSTA B2B FUNTCASE
  • COSMIC GATE
  • DARKSIDERZ
  • DATSIK
  • DEORRO
  • and many more!

 

Go to the official website listed above for ticket information. For the time being, my work here is done. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured and other images: www.musicfestivalwizard.com, & www.unity.travel

Scene Wednesday: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

Scene Wednesday: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

June 22 / 16

Good Morning everyone! Just one post so far…..I’ve been digging to post in the film department and I found one: Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s what I got so far…..


(cred: Calgary International Film Festival or CIFF)

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016

September 21 – October 2, 2016

The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.

TICKET PRICES 

General Admission – $15

Student and Senior – $13  (With valid ID, seniors 65+)

Ticket packages and passes – Starting at $115

Doc Soup Subscriptions $68

*All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact boxoffice@calgaryfilm.com. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.

 

VENUES 


Main Festival Venues
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Cinemas – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BOXOFFICE@CALGARYFILM.COM OR 403.283.1490

 

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

#207, 214 – 11TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB T2G 0X8 | 403.283.1490 | |

 

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featured image: www.avenuecalgary.com

Scene Weekend: Call for Entries….Literary Awards….Workshop

Scene Weekend: Call for Entries….Literary Awards….Workshop

June 18 / 16

Hello…..just a small and short post today. Pull your pins or pencils out literary peeps, this post is just for you!


 

Call for entries:

2017 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and Masters Workshop

Fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual writing competition, which offers more than $5,000 in prize money.

In addition to the cash prizes, first-thought third-place winners in each category receive scholarships to the March 13-14, 2017, Masters Workshop at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The top 50 entrants are invited to attend the workshop, the faculty for which is drawn from the Festival’s presenting authors. Past faculty members have included Ann Hood, Joshua Mohr, Larry Watson, and Luis Alberto Urrea.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. For more information and to submit an entry, go to the TucsonFestivalofBooks.org

2017 Tucson Festival of Books / March 11-12 / University of Arizona campus

If your interested, just go the the website. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other image: azsf.net and unknown

@ The Museum Summer 2016: Pittsburgh

@ The Museum Summer 2016: Pittsburgh

June 17 / 16

Happy Friday! For this addition of @ The Museum, I’m doing things differently, mixing things up. We know that the kiddies are out of school during this time of the year and most parents want their kids to do something constructive and fun not only for the kids, but for the whole family. So for this month, July, and August, we’re putting focus on what activities that all families can do and enjoy. I’ve decided to start at Pittsburgh….


(cred: Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and The Frick Art & Historical Center)

 

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center offers four floors of interactive experiences, including the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibit, a zero-gravity simulator, the Miniature Railroad & Village®, the Buhl Planetarium, and hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Run, bounce, spin, and climb into Highmark SportsWorks®, a science and sports experience unlike any other! Try exciting sports challenges and explore nearly 30 interactive exhibits about the physics of sports, nutrition and health including the You-Yo, the High Cycle, and a 24-foot Rock Wall. Come aboard the USS Requin to learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin’s lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day! The real Cold War-era submarine is moored along the Ohio River, a short walk from the Science Center. See a movie on the BIGGEST screen in Pittsburgh, the Rangos Omnimax Theater, with larger-than-life imagery, immersive sound, a gigantic dome, and a visual experience that puts you in the center of the action. Pulse to the beat with our laser shows.

www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

 

 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Come see how we’ve grown! The new museum continues to delight and inspire children of all ages (and groups of all sizes), providing four times more space to learn, play and create amidst “Real Stuff” exhibits that include the Studio, Attic, Backyard, Garage, Workshop, Nursery, Theater and MAKESHOP.

As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, admission to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will be free for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military personnel—and up to five of their immediate family members—in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.

pittsburghkids.org

 

 

Carnegie Museum of Art

Classes, tours, and a wide range of programs for visitors from the novice to the knowledgeable, school students to senior adults, and individuals to groups will get you closer to the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Select the opportunity that appeals to you to look, think, make, and enjoy the world through art. There are programs for kids, families, teens, adult, and more.

www.cmoa.org

 

 

 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

This place would be perfect for you and the kids. They have Private Overnight, Programs at the Carnegie Museum and Natural History, Tours, you can even throw a Birthday party there too!

www.carnegiemnh.org

 

 

The Frick Art & Historical Center
Real Art. Real History. Real Learning.

The Frick Art & Historical Center presents a full schedule of programs all year-long that stress hands-on, interactive learning. From the items in Clayton that were part of the Frick family’s day-to-day lifestyle, to the carriages and motor cars that embody the history of transportation, our programs provide collaborative experiences and encourage deductive reasoning and critical thinking for all ages.

Schools & Teachers

Offer your students more than a virtual experience this year, and come to the Frick! Our hands-on learning programs are teacher-friendly, address academic standards and use art and history as tools for understanding different cultures and contexts. Frick programs connect across the curriculum, integrating writing, science and even economics to broaden student perspectives.

Family Programs

We offer a full schedule of things for families to do all-year-round, from exhibitions, educational programs and tours to special family events. Return to this page often, and stay up to date.

Adults

The collections at the Frick Art & Historical Center encompass a wide variety of fine and decorative arts, cars, carriages, buildings and other items related to the Frick family’s life in Pittsburgh.

www.thefrickpittsburgh.org

 

There are other places in Pittsburgh to check out. Go to http://www.visitpittsburgh.com for more info on the Steel City. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be always blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other image: www.pixlestalk.net, brooklineconnection.com, pittsburghkids.org, en.wikipedia.org, www.shadysideinn.com, www.8thingstodo.com