Month: March 2018

Weeknd Scene: Swann Auction Galleries

March 31 / 18 Hello…Remember when I mentioned deep pockets? Well for those who have a lot of money to burn, then maybe you would like to spend money on some great African-American art! The Swann Auction Galleries are being held in the next few days. Previews have started today. Here is a detailed look… Credit source: Swann Auction Galleries   Apr 5, 2018, at 2:30 pm Preview Dates Sat, Mar 31, 12-5 Mon, Apr 2, 10-6 Tue, Apr 3, 10-6 Wed, Apr 4, 10-6 Thu, Apr 5, 10-12 To view the catalog, click here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed. Happy Easter!     Image source: Swann Auction Galleries & unknown Advertisements

Editor’s Desk: April 2018

March 31 / 18 Vol. 6 / #4 We’re moving right along into the month of April. Yes, Spring has arrived and it’s time to do some Spring stuff, creative and artistically wise. I’ve been tracking down contests, residencies in art and literature. For literature, I’ve found several that may be of interests to those who love to write. The Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts is gearing for an eventful Summer. Their 24 Pearl Street Online Writing Program is already starting, along with their Summer Workshops. All will be revealed this month. If you have deep pockets and I mean seriously deep pockets, then Swann Auction Galleries will be the place to test those pockets. They are having their Auction of African-American Fine Art, April 5, at 2:30 pm. The 25th Annual Benefit and Award Ceremony will be taking place later on this month New York City. All details will be coming soon. Artexpo New York 2018 is coming. You still have a chance to get tickets to this event. The dates are April 19-22 in …

News: No Creative Close-Up & Gearing for April

March 29 / 18 Hello, everyone! Some news to pass along to you. There is no Creative Close-Up for this month, but you can see other Creative Close-Up posts from January and February of this year or those from last year and so on. I’m in the middle of getting April ready. I’ve noticed several new followers have joined in on the creativity. Hello and welcome! I’m glad that I was able to squeeze in the wonderful women who are making a name in the creative department. There will be a lot to squeeze for the month of April. So with that said, be on the lookout for Editor’s Note. Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed!       Image source: unknown

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists!

March 28 / 18 It’s Hump Wednesday. Just one post for today. For those who are practicing art as a hobby or simply want to pursue it as a career, take a look at these exhibition/competition opportunities courtesy of Artshow. Credit source: Artshow.com   52nd Annual Lewiston Art Festival Lewiston Council on the Arts seeks artists for a juried art and fine craft competition and show on August 11 & 12, 2018 on Center Street in Lewiston, NY. $5,000 in awards. Over 20,000 people will attend this much anticipated outdoor festival, which attracts art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls, 10 minutes away. The festival is Lewiston’s signature event and features work by 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Categories include Painting; Graphic Arts (Drawing, Printmaking, T-Shirts, Computer Generated Art); Mixed Media; Photography; Pottery/Ceramics/Glass; Fiber; Jewelry; Sculpture; and Wood. College Alley features the work of high school and college students to provide them an opportunity to gain exhibiting experience. The event is held rain or …

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

March 24 / 18 Hello…the AWP or (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair  2018 has passed, but don’t worry, found future dates and places for the next few events. Credit Source: AWP   Future Conferences 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 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center   Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711 There will be more to add soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be blessed always. Image source: Unknown

@ The Event: Houston, TX

March 24 / 18   From Austin to Houston. For those of you who enjoyed SXSW Film Festival in Austin, you can now take a drive over to Houston. I do miss Texas quite a bit. Haven’t been back there since 1991! I’ve been to Houston for just a short period visiting a friend of my mom’s. Had some great memories though. I’m sure you guys will probably have some great memories too when you come to visit… Credit Source: http://www.visithoustontexas.com Multicultural Art & Museums Asia Society Texas Center The Czech Cultural Center Houston Museum of African American Culture     Free Museums The Menil Collection Rothko Chapel Contemporary Arts Museum     Live Music Anderson Fair  Boondocks  The Big Easy      Performing Arts Contemporary theater and dance are vibrant in Houston.  Found three that might peak your interest… Catastrophic Theatre Divisi Strings Opera Vista       Bayou City Art Festival March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018 Recurring daily MEMORIAL PARK 6501 1/2 MEMORIAL DRIVE | HOUSTON, TX 77007 Times: 10 am to …

Wednz Scene: What is Twitch?

March 21 / 18 Hello everyone…time for another Wednz Scene. Have you guys heard about Twitch? I’ve never heard about it till I saw a professional gamer talked about it. What is Twitch? It’s a live streaming video platform, owned by Twitch Interactive, which is a subsidiary of Amazon. Let’s really peel back the curtain to find more about this live streaming platform… Credit Source: Twitch   Interact: Whether you want to fill chat with your live commentary, or just sit back and lurk, it’s all good. Explore: We’ve got ways for you to find exactly what you’re looking for or maybe discover something you didn’t know you wanted in the first place. Contribute: By watching, chatting, subscribing, and cheering with Bits, and more, you’re helping your favorite streamers get rewards, recognition, and yes, even love.         You get to Create a Community, Grow Together, Your passion is rewarded meaning that this streaming service helps you make money, yes I did say what you just read. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner. There is a …