Month: January 2018

Wednz Scene: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

January 31 / 18 Good morning all…last day for this month. Can you believe it? Anyhow, I have something of interest courtesy of Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. They are having their 33rd Art Competition this year. Here are the details from a press release that was sent to me…   33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018 Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most established prominent international competition today. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. Come join our family …

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

What’s Up….

January 26 / 18 Afternoon everyone! Just wanted to give you a heads up on what’s coming during the last week of this month. Is it that time already? Yes, it is. Creative Close-Up: The DC Extended Universe is Not Dead Reflections: Dream Big, Start Doing It Editor’s Note February 2018 Enjoy your weekend, be blessed!     Image source: unknown

Wednz Scene: Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition

January 24 / 18 Last post for today. Just discovered this competition this morning. Writer’s Digest is having their annual writing competition. Plain and simple information to pass along to those who are interested in entering. Read on… Credit source: Writer’s Digest   WRITER’S DIGEST  87TH ANNUAL  WRITING COMPETITION BELIEVE IN YOUR WORK & BEGIN YOUR NEXT CHAPTER Don’t miss the competition that could transform your writing life! ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE: $5,000 His or her name on the cover of Writer’s Digest (subscriber edition) A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference ENTER IN 1 (OR MORE!)of 9 CATAGORIES: Memoir/ Personal Essay Genre Short Story Mainstream/Literary Short Story Magazine Feature Article Rhyming Poetry Non-Rhyming Poetry Script Children’s/Young Adult Fiction Inspirational/Spiritual EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2018 DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2018 READY TO WRITER YOUR SUCCESS? IT ALL STARTS WHEN YOU ENTER TODAY! http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition If your interested, you know exactly what to do. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.     Image source: unknown

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

January 24 / 18 Hello everyone! The Artexpo New York 2018 is coming and there is a lot of information that I need to give to you. Firstly, this exhibition is celebrating 40 years. This giant exhibition has showcased artists from Andy Warhol, Keith Harring, and many more. Not only to display great artwork, Artexpo has changed the way people buy and sell art. Credit source: Artexpo New York / Redwood Media Group   ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2018 / APRIL 19-22, 2018 Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide. Hosting more than 32,000 avid art enthusiasts annually, we’re the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, and art and framing retailers.  For forty years and counting, Artexpo has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual, juried expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established …

90th Academy Award Nominations 2018 the Full List

January 24 / 18 It’s that time again…the 90th Academy Awards is on the rise. Some of you may have already read or heard about the Academy Award nominations. Here is the full list. Credit source: Oscar.go.com     BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri     ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.     ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri     ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Meryl Streep, The Post     ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Mary J. Blige, Mudbound Allison Janney, I, Tonya, Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Octavia …

Updates, Updates….

January 20 / 18 Updates…AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Program) Conference & Bookfair and Arts Business Institute Summit… Credit source: AWP   AWP Conference & Bookfair. I’ve posted information about this event and I’m just going to give the key dates. As far as I know, nothing has changed, so is what they have so far… 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair Tampa Convention Center  & Marriott Tampa Waterside March 7–10, 2018 Key Dates January 4, 2018: Preregistration closes January 5, 2018: Will-call registration opens February 7, 2018: Deadline for accessibility requests February 21, 2018: Deadline to submit offsite events February 21, 2018: Deadline for press pass requests February 21, 2018: Deadline to assign Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registrations March 7, 2018: Onsite registration opens March 8, 2018: Conference events begin May 1, 2018: #AWP19 event proposal deadline Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Conference & Bookfair App Social Networking Facebook Event Twitter Use #AWP18 Bookfair Facebook Page Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711 Want to know more? Click here to register. You may or may not have time to register, …