Shadowbox on Spring Break

Shadowbox on Spring Break

March 26 / 17

Hey! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Lots of things happening at this moment. First I would like to tell you that Shadowbox will be out of the office for Spring Break, March 27 – April 2. 

I will put out another news post later on this week.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, be blessed!



























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Spring Reads 2017

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….









Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders














The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen














The Child – Fiona Barton













Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly













The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn













The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley













The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia












Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe













Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould













Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris













The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis














South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion



There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.




























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Wednz Scene: Call to Photographers….

Wednz Scene: Call to Photographers….

March 22 / 17

Hello! I’m always searching for opportunities for creative peeps and I love it. Calling all photographers: this is an opportunity can’t pass up! Read on….


The 6th International Photography Annual Publication

Manifest seeks submissions for a Book Project! Three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners. The award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This is not just for ‘photographers’ and ‘photography’ but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes. As with all Manifest projects, we are open to learning just what’s being done that fits within this broad scope. $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. Deadline: April 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.


The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait & costume, architecture, living custom, production & commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by the China Folklore Photographic Association and was blessed with UNESCO’s support since its 2nd session in 2000. Transport allowances will be provided to more than 66 prize-winning photographers so they can attend the Award Ceremony in China, and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Award winners will also receive cash prizes of US$2,000. Open to all photographers. HPA 2017 is a photo contest that devotes itself to documenting, sharing and celebrating the diversity of cultures in the world. HPA 2017 only accepts photo stories/portfolios; each entrant can submit 3 sets of photos at most; each set should consist of 8-14 photos. Free to enter. Deadline: April 15, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 861062252175.


Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2017 Portrait Prize

This juried photography exhibition will be on display September 9-19, 2017 at Whitebox Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. $13,500 total prize money plus trophies and other prizes. Jurors: Laura Valenti of Photolucida, Azrul Kevin Abdullah, Tan Lee Kuen, Nadirah Zakariya, Nick Ng, Andreas Muhle-Pohle, Alex Moh. Open to all amateur and professional photographers from all around the world. Portraiture only. Themed Category: single images/photo stories. The theme is “Defining Family”. Open Category: single images. Maximum images 10. Minimal enhancements allowed, no HDR or montages, or filter effects. Entry fee: $15 for single images and $70 for photo stories. Deadline: April 30, 2017. More info. Contact: email

Choose one or all three. Click on the links above for more information.




















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Music Festivals March 2017 Pt 2.

Music Festivals March 2017 Pt 2.

March 22 / 17

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! It’s music festival time and I have found more festivals going on for the end of this month of March….

cred: music festival wizard

Beyond Wonderland 2017 / San Bernardino, CA / March 24-25, 2017

Big Ears 2017 Knoxville, TN /March 23-26, 2017

Treefort Music Festival 2017 / Boise, ID /March 22-26, 2017

Ultra Miami 2017 / Miami, FL / March 24-26, 2017

Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe 2017/Squaw Valley, CA/March 30-April 2, 2017

Savannah Music Festival 2017/Savannah, GAMarch 23- April 8, 2017


More to come….





















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Weeknd Scene: The Hollywood Reporter 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood

Weeknd Scene: The Hollywood Reporter 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood

March 18 / 17

Hello and Happy Weekend! In the March issue of The Hollywood Reporter, we get a glimpse of The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood by Carol McColgin. This is the magazine’s seventh annual list. You really don’t think of stylists as artists, but when you see their clients and the looks they create, well let’s just say they create a work of art. Here are the top ten…..

cred: the hollywood reporter, Carol McColgin






Karla Welch / Clients: Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, America Ferrera, Busy Philipps, Karlie Kloss, Lorde, Justin Bieber, Pink







Petra Flannery / Clients: Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Daisy Ridley, Andrew Garfield





Kate Young / Clients: Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller








Elizabeth Stewart / Clients: Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Amanda Seyfried







Julia von Boehm / Client: Nicole Kidman







Ilaria Urbanti / Clients: Tom Hiddleston, Casey Affleck, Donald Glover, James Marsden, Nina Dobrev, Bradley Cooper, Anya Taylor-Joy





Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn / Clients: Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani








Micaela Erlanger / Clients: Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Winona Ryder, John Boyega








Samantha McMillen / Clients: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Rock






Maeve Reilly / Clients: Janelle Monae, Hailey Baldwin, Halsey


To see the rest of the list you can click here.
















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@ The Event: San Francisco

@ The Event: San Francisco

March 17 / 17

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! We were in Vancouver, Canada and now were in the state of California. San Francisco is where we are. I’m sure I’ve covered this city before, but it’s becoming one of the places to visit. Take a look at what you can do in the City by the Bay…..

cred: trip advisor

Art Museums & Galleries

Secession Art & Design /  Address: 3235 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA94110 / Phone Number: +1 415-279-3058  


San Francisco Women Artist GalleryAddress: 647 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122-2401 / Phone Number: 14155668550


Asian Art MuseumAddress: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 / Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) / 151 3rd St, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107 / Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000





San Francisco Opera / 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509 / Phone Number: +1 415-861-4008


Palace of Fine Arts Theatre3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002 / Phone Number: +1 415 563 6504


The Speakeasy644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 / Phone Number: +1 415-891-9744


SFJazz Center201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5108 / Phone Number: +1 866-920-5299


San Francisco Playhouse450 Post St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA 94102-1528 / Phone Number: +1 415-677-9596




San Francisco Internaional Film Festival / April 5 – 19, 2017 /

San Francisco Green Film Festival / April 20 – 26, 2017 /

just to name a few….




Treasure Island Music Festival / October 14 – 16, 2017 /

Noise Pop Music & Art Festival / February 16 – 26, 2018 /

I’m sure there more….

So there you have it. Go to Trip Advisor or go to San Francisco Travel, for more information.








































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Wednz Scene: Call for Artists Opportunities….

Wednz Scene: Call for Artists Opportunities….

March 15 / 17

Afternoon all! Just one post today, but it is full of artistic opportunities. Take a look to see which you think is right for you…..


Summer of Love

Arc Gallery in San Francisco seeks entries for “Summer of Love,” May 20 – June 10, 2017. This exhibition pays tribute to the 1967 Summer of Love and celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bay Area artists are invited to submit works that celebrate or reimagine the brief period in 1967 that was the Summer of Love. $250 Juror’s Award to 3 artists for work with most imaginative interpretation. Artists may explore these themes: Peace, Love, Freedom; social movements that arose out of the Summer of Love such as Anti-war, Environmental, Free Speech, Black Power, Women’s Movement, Gay Rights, Sexual Revolution, Farm Workers, Student Movement; anti-establishment attitudes; hippies and flower children; psychedelia; 1967 bands and music; pop art & pop art; fiber art incorporating tie-dye, macramé, embroidery or beading; poster art; and artwork utilizing fonts popular in that era. Open to artists residing in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus. $25 entry fee. Deadline: March 20, 2017. More info. Contact: email


Lodi Community Art Center 57th Annual Spring Art Show

The Lodi Art Community Center announces a call to artists for the 57th Spring Art Annual, May 5-20, 2017 in Lodi, CA. $3,000+ in awards. Juror: Carolyn Lord. You will notice several changes this year. The show is at our gallery in Lodi’s charming old downtown, an area filled with wine tasting rooms, galleries, small shops, and restaurants. Categories: Oils and Acrylics, Watercolor, Drawing and graphics, Mixed Media, 3D Sculpture. Early Bird, 2 entries for $35 plus $15 each for additional entries. After Feb 19, 2 entries for $40, $15 each for additional entries. Deadline: March 23, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 209-333-3855.



Linus Galleries announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition. These are times of real courage, of strength, of protest, and resilience. Take those thoughts and emotions and express through your art the concept of Courage. Open to all professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered: photography, wall sculpture, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Deadline: March 24, 2017. More info. Contact: email


Open “No Theme” Art Contest (2nd Annual)

International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, April 1-30, 2017. Open to all international artists, 18 and older. There is no specific theme for this exhibit! All types and mediums of fine art will be accepted. (Eg: Photography, drawing, painting, mosaic, digital, sculpture, street art, murals, fibre, fabric, glass etc.) The exhibit will be displayed as a 2D group art show with the top 10 winning entries featured in the virtual (3D) art show. Magazine inclusion for the top 10 artists. $15.00 USD for 1-3 images. Deadline: March 25, 2017. More info. Contact: email


VAA 34th Juried Open Exhibition

The Visual Arts Alliance announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 1 – June 3, 2017, at Spring Street Studios in Houston, TX. Over $3,000 in cash will be awarded. Juror: Rachel Cook. Open to all artists aged 18 and over. Artwork may be created from any media, in both 2-D and 3-D with the exception of video works. Members: $50 / 4 entries, Non-members: $60 / 4 entries. Deadline: March 26, 2017. More info. Contact: email


Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call to artists for an online juried art exhibition, April 1-30, 2017. Jurors: Sharon Drinkard – Curator of Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Michael Harris – Art Collector, Gallery Board Member, Portia T. Webb. All 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field are encouraged to enter. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography & Digital Art and Mixed Media & 3D Work. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions in each category). In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars. Deadline: March 26, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 844-210-7722.


CT+6, A Regional Juried Exhibit

The West Hartford Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 30 – June 4, 2017, in West Hartford, CT. $1000 Best in Show, $750 2nd Place, other awards and prizes. Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art. Open to artists living in CT, New York, and New England in the following mediums: Painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, and collage. Up to four works may be entered. Limit two acceptances. Work must have been created during the last 2 calendar years and not previously exhibited in a WHAL juried show. Framed dimensions may not exceed 50 inches on longest side. Sculptures may not weigh more than 50 lbs. $20 each for non-members or 4 for $80. $15 each for members or 4 for $60. Deadline: March 27, 20017. More info. Contact: email or call 860-231-8019.


Utopia/Dystopia: A National Juried Exhibition

Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY seeks entries for a national juried exhibition, May 20 – June 30, 2017. $1,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $500! Juror: John Massier, curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. Artists are invited to submit images depicting visions of the future. Artwork may reflect the idea of utopia, dystopia, or a combination of the two, as interpreted by the artist. Open to artists working in all media. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Utopia: An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. Dystopia: An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. $30 for up to 3 submissions, $35 for up to 6. Deadline: March 27, 2017. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call (315) 462-0210.

You can apply for one or two or maybe more, it’s your choice. Just click on the link for more information. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.


























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Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

March 13 / 17

I’m sure most of you spent time in theaters to see Kong: Skull Island. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Rodgers, this latest adventure is different from Peter Jackson’s version. First, it’s not three hours long and second, it gets to the point.

Set in 1973, an expedition is heading to Skull Island. The expedition includes government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman), a young biologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkings), former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a pacifist photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and a handful of other characters. They begin to drop seismic explosives to map out the island….not only does that shake up the wildlife, but a huge creature, a 100-foot tall ape known as Kong and he’s is not too thrilled to see them coming on his home turf.

We find out that Goodman’s character is really working for Monarch. This the same secret organization that was featured in 2014’s Godzilla, so I’m sure you know where this goes right?

This version of Kong is not short on action. It gets to the point without getting too boring. There is a bit of comic relief courtesy of John C. Reilly, who plays Lieutenant Hank Marlow, who has been on the island for 28 years since World War II. This is a young Kong, who is just hitting his prime. You see him as the last of his kind, he’s the King of his own domain, as well as being misunderstood. He’s protecting what’s his. We also get a feel of the mysterious Skull Island, which has a bit of romanticism but also hides something sinister. Of course, Kong is not the only big creature on the island. Hiddleston, Larson, Jackson, and company each held their own.

The cast….who makes it off the island?

All in all, Kong: Skull Island was a joy ride, with rollercoaster bends and turns. I wasn’t disappointed. This is what a monster movie is supposed to be.

Kong: Skull Island: A+

One more thing, if you Google Skull Island, it will show you the location, yep the exact location. Plus you can explore the island. Go to not only to explore, but get info on the island’s inhabitants, Weaver’s photo journal, and other recordings. Cool right? Enjoy your Tuesday, be blessed.



























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