Month: January 2017

Editor’s Desk February 2017

Jan. 31 / 17 “Wan February with weeping cheer, Whose cold hand guides the youngling year Down misty roads of mire and rime, Before thy pale and fitful face The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace Through skies the morning scarce may climb. Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears, But lit with hopes that light the year’s.” –  Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s Carols: February Hi there, the first month of 2017 has passed. February is here. There is so much to cover this month. I’m not sure if all of it can fit in! Alright, Spectrum Indian Wells is coming next month, March 16-19, 2017. We have the reminders: 4 Heads Portal, Artexpo New York,  and AWP Conference & Bookfair. Got some new music…speaking of that, last Friday I posted a segment called Cool. It was a spur of the moment thing. You try to come up with an idea, then bam, a great one pops up. This just happened. This segment will be posted at any time. I find something in art, …

Reflections: Living Life…..by Bonnie Mohr

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Creative Close-Up: Helpful Articles In the Arts

Jan. 31. /17 Hello! Having a hard time with the wi-fi connection, but I’m pulling through it. You have seen past posts about the Arts Business Institute or ABI. Well for today’s Creative Close-Up, I’ve decided to put the some helpful articles. I hope they are beneficial to you. Here, take a look at these recent three…… cred: arts business institute How to Deal With Difficult Customers   Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies    What Sets Your Work Apart?   These are the recent articles that ABI has and if you want the latest post, just enter your email address.               featured image: unknown  

Cool: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Taylor Swift & Zayn

Jan. 27 / 17 Afternoon! This is a segment is called Cool. Cool in what’s happening in art, film, music, books, you get the picture right? Well, the music video for the song, ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ by Taylor Swift and former One Direction member Zayn, has arrived. As some of you know the song is from the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Fifty Shades Darker. I’m sure the Swiftie fans are beyond excited. That goes for the fans of Zayn. The song and video are pretty cool. Check it out….   Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!                               featured images: ABC News

Wednesday Scene: Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award

Jan. 25 / 17 Hello, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything in fashion. I’m always searching or researching for any signs that might peak the interests of those who love fashion. I always think that fashion is another form of art and creativity. This right here is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of fashion. The Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award is here. From what I read, this is for full-time, third-year undergraduate students in good academic standing with an accredited American college or university. To know more, keep reading…… from the council of fashion designers of america website “As a designer, Ms. Claiborne did not care to be considered a trendsetter. She placed practical concerns over the glamour of the catwalks and the prestige of designer prices. Her arrival as a fashion brand was well-timed, catching the beginning of a great change in American society as women headed to the workplace in large numbers.” – Eric Wilson, New York Times, 2007   In 2009, the Council of Fashion Designers …

Wednesday Scene: TZIPAC Wedding Photography Awards

Jan. 25 / 17 Good Morning creative peeps! Not a lot to post today. The TZIPA Wedding Photography Awards is an online juried photography exhibition. For info read on…. cred: artshow.com TZIPAC Wedding Photography Awards TZIPAC announces a call to artists for an online-juried photography exhibition. Award Minimum is $500. Weddings are joyous occasions and it is always a privilege to capture beautiful memories for the loving couple. With so many beautiful moments and emotions, intricate and personalized details, not to mention breathtaking landscape backdrops, wedding photography presents endless opportunities to push the boundary of creativity. TZIPAC’s 2016 International Wedding Photography Awards aims to celebrate this creativity, and exploration of new and bold imagery from weddings, as well as stunning and timeless classic and photojournalistic wedding photography. $20 per entry. Deadline: January 31, 2017. More info. Contact: email If you’re interested, please click on the sites above. You do have time, so don’t waste it! featured images: artshow.com & unknown

Weekend Scene: 2017 New Orleans Writing Retreat…..Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

Jan. 21 / 2017 Hey…..if your planning on going to New Orleans and your itching to do some writing, this retreat is right for you….. cred: awp (association of writers & writing program) 2017 New Orleans Writing Retreat (March 23-26, 2017) feat. Dipika Guha, Emily Nemens, Rita Banerjee, & Diana Norma Szokolyai – Cambridge Writers’ Workshop New Orleans, Louisiana, United States   DETAILS MAR 24 – MAR 26, 2017 Retreat APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017 TUITION / COST:$750 SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Rita Banerjee EMAIL: directors@cambridgewritersworkshop.org WEBSITE: cww.nyc The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop New Orleans Writing Retreat will be held from March 24 to 26. The faculty includes writers Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, & other award-winning professors. The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat will take place from March 24-26, 2017. The retreat offers multi-genre workshops, as well as craft seminars and time to write. The faculty includes creative writers Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, & other award-winning writers. The cost of the retreat is $750, which includes tuition, lodging, a welcome dinner and …

Weekend Scene: 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Updates

Jan. 21 / 2017 Afternoon everyone. It’s a rainy day in my neck of the woods, but that’s not going to stop me from posting a few things today. I’m giving you an update on the 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis February 8 – 11, 2017 Celebrating AWP’s 50th anniversary! Key Dates November 1, 2016: Offsite event listings accepted December 21, 2016: Preregistration deadline December 22, 2016: Will-call registration begins January 4, 2017: Accessibility requests January 17, 2017: Offsite event submissions close February 8, 2017: Onsite registration begins Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Conference & Bookfair App Social Networking Facebook Event Twitter Use #AWP17 Bookfair Facebook Page   Future Conference dates: Tampa, Florida March 7 – 10, 2018 | Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside Portland, Oregon March 27 – 30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March 4 – 7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri March …