Month: August 2016

Editor’s Desk: September 2016

August 31 / 16 Vol. 4 / #9 Good Afternoon all! September is arriving or should I say has already arrived. This month will be quite busy. So let’s touch on a few things…… The Spectrum Miami Art Show is coming November 3 – December 4, 2016. I don’t have enough information, but I will have all of it available this Saturday.  Lots of art fairs, exhibitions and what not are on the horizon this fall and yours truly is on the look out, busily searching. Speaking of Fall, which is coming in the next few weeks, Shadowbox is getting the list for the Best Reads for Fall 2016. @ The Event is heading to San Antonio, Texas, while the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Calgary International Film Festival are getting ready with upcoming films. Let’s not forget about music festivals and there are plenty. I’m still getting the t’s crossed and the i’s dotted with a few upcoming projects, like the literary submissions and hopefully some contests. I’m sure you’ve notice a few changes …

Wednesday Scene: ABI Workshop

August 31 / 16 Morning…..Arts Business Institute has a workshop coming. No time to fiddle daddle, let’s get to the details. cred: arts business institute Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and The Arts Business Institute Present THE THRIVING ARTIST: Business Strategies to Market and Sell Your Artwork October 29-30 2016 2131 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio   SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Saturday, October 29th 9:00 a.m.  Registration opens 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Making Work That Sells – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Creative Marketing for Artists – Carolyn Edlund 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch break 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pricing for Profit – Wendy Rosen 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Create an Effective Art Website – Carolyn Edlund 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)   Sunday, October 30th 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Licensing Your Art – Carolyn Edlund 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Who is Your Customer? – Wendy Rosen 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch break 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Selling Art Online – Carolyn Edlund 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Building Gallery Relationships – Carolyn Edlund 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)   Individual Course Details (all …

Reflections: Waiting for Fall…..

August 30 / 16 I’m waiting for Fall. I’ve braved the heat of Summer 2016. Now it’s time for the season to change. Waiting for the crisp cool air….not too hot….not too cold. Just right in the middle. Waiting for the leaves to changes colors, wonderful colors! Just the thought of how God creates an assortment of color in the leaves….priceless! When September 22 comes…….I’ll be here waiting.         Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be always blessed.                 featured images: & pinterest

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver

August 29 / 16  Hi! The last weekend for this month has passed. I’m in the middle of getting September ready and it’s time for Art Talk with Stephen Silver. Reminder, these art talks will continue for the rest of this year. Here are 11-15.   Art Talk 11- Stephen Silver : Artistic Self Confidence       Art Talk 12- Stephen Silver : CREATE!, TELL!, SELL your ideas       Art Talk 13- Stephen Silver : The ART of Happiness     Art Talk 14- Stephen Silver :ENCOURAGEMENT can save a life       Art Talk 15- Stephen Silver : Sketchbook Drawings   Great lessons from Mr. Silver. I hope you can learn something today. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed always. Stephen Silver YouTube                   featured image: youtube

Wednesday Scene: Photoville 2016

August 24 / 16 Hello again. One final post for today. Photoville is coming…’s are the details……. cred: photoville   PHOTOVILLE 2016 / SEPTEMBER 21 – 25, 2016 / BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK What is Photoville? PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community. Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event, allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville’s fourth edition (2015) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, welcomed over 72,000 visitors. Working with more than 80 curatorial partners such as Instagram, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, The Pulitzer Center, the Magnum Foundation, and so many more, Photoville exhibits work by 400+ visual artists …

Wednesday Scene: Atlanta Writers Conference

August 24 / 16 Good Morning…..didn’t I tell you that this month would be a bit slow? Don’t worry too much because I do have a few things to pass along to you. If you’re a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), please read this…. cred: AWP Dedicated to teaching the craft and business of writing to those at any stage in their career, the Atlanta Writers Club created the Atlanta Writers Conference to give individuals an opportunity to meet with acquisition editors and literary agents for manuscript critiques, query letter critiques, and pitches. In addition, participants will learn about writing craft and the publishing industry through editor and agent Q&A panels, a workshop, and talks by successful, experienced authors. Highlights for November 4-5, 2016: – Six editors and six literary agents, with coverage of every major genre–from historical, literary, mysteries, and women’s fiction to middle grade, young adult, fantasy, and science fiction–and nonfiction topics such as memoir, narrative nonfiction, humor, pop culture, history, and science. They will critique your manuscript …

@ The Event: London

August 19 / 16 Good Morning and Happy Friday! No more @ The Museum….it is now @ The Event. Today we’re visiting across the pond in London, England. Lots of things are always happening in London….. (cred: & music festival wizard) ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC.. William Kentridge: Thick Time ♦ September 21, 2016 – January 15, 2017 / Whitechapel Art Gallery / 80-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX / +44 (0) 20 7522 7888 / Discover the South African artist’s fascinating works with William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery, his first major solo exhibition in the UK. Known for his drawings, theatre productions and films, Kentridge also specialises in complex installations. The exhibition features six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016, which gives an insight into the artist’s vision throughout his career — Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts ♦ September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 / Burlington House London W1J 0BD / +44 (0) 20 7300 8000 / Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th …

No Wednesday Scene

August 17 / 16 Good Afternoon. I’m getting busy to the point that there is no Wednesday Scene. I switched Scene Wednesday to Wednesday Scene. I do want you to check out the Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Go to for more information. Come by Friday. @ The Museum is no more, I’m now calling it @ The Event. Shadowbox is heading across the pond to London to see what’s happening there. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!