Month: June 2018

Wknd Update: Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018

6. 30. 18 Ok, let’s talk about Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018. Like I said before, this annual event is right around the corner and for those who are attending, I hope you got your ducks in a row because the Comic-Con 2018 attendee badges are sold out. There will be no additional badge sales.  For those who did buy their badges here’s a run thru of who, what, where… Credit source: Comic-Con International San Diego   COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2018 JULY 19-22, 2018 PREVIEW DATE: July 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (Preview Night: July 18) Wed., July 18: 6:00–9:00 PM Thur.–Sat., July 19–21: 9:30 AM–7:00 PM* Sun., July 22: 9:30 AM–5:00 PM *Programming continues after 7:00 PM To get more information, please go to www.comic-con.org. I know, it sucks that the badges are all sold out, but fear not. Comic-Con has this to say: If you are interested in attending Comic-Con 2019, we encourage you tosign-up for a Comic-Con Member well in advance of any registration event. The …

Editor’s Note: July 2018

6. 30. 18 #7. Vol 6 Hello, hello, July is here. Yes, really July is here. Just like June, this month is going to be a bit quiet, but there will be lots of great things happening for this month. New music coming from Drake, Florence + the Machine, Gorillaz, John Coltrane, Cowboy Junkies, Daughtry, and many more will be releasing albums in July. As for Summer music festivals, there are a lot coming this month! 80/35 Music Festival 2018, Summerfest 2018, Rockfest Wisconsin 2018, MoPop Festival 2018, and Essence Music Festival 2018, and many many more will be on the list. The 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair is coming to Portland Oregon March 27-30. If this is up your alley, then it’s time to register, which starts on August 1, 2018. Event proposal dates have already passed, but again if you are interested in registering, August 1 is the date. They will be more information coming soon. Writers conferences, retreats, residencies, and festivals are coming up and I’ve found quite a handful for this …

Reflections: Challenge Your Creativity

6. 29. 18 Hello and Happy Friday! There times as creative people, we can get ourselves into a rut. I think I’ve mentioned this before about when writers have writer’s block, it’s the same with creative folk, but there are ways you can Challenge Your Creativity…             If that doesn’t challenge you, then I don’t know what else to say. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.               Image source: Pinterest, Unstuck, Bali Web Design, and unknown

MidWeek Scene: Arts Business Institute…Art Biz Seminar & Arts Business Summit

6. 27. 18 Hello and Good Morning everyone! The weekend is coming swiftly and I found two more upcoming workshops from Arts Business Institute. Take a gander at these… Credit source: Arts Business Institute   The Arts Business Institute and Pine Shores Art Association  present a professional development event for artists and makers September 22-23, 2018 Taking place at Manahawkin Community Center 775 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050 Join us for an intensive two-day summit focused on growing your creative business. This program teaches practical, step-by-step, actionable strategies.   Schedule at a Glance Saturday, September 22nd 9:00 a.m.                          Registration and Welcome 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    The New Marketplace – Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies – Edlund 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch break 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Sales Strategies for Artists – Edlund   Sunday, September 23rd 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Who is Your Customer? – Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 …

Creative Close-Up: Finding & Using Resources

6. 25. 18   When your an artist, a singer, songwriter, musician, or photographer you think that you’re at the pinnacle of your craft right? In other words, your at the top of your game and feel that you don’t need to further your craft. Not so. We all need fine tuning…kind of like going to the doctor and making sure our bodies are in great condition. Many creative people like to keep going with perfecting their craft. How in the world find and have the time to do it? There many resources, workshops, classes, conferences, you can even go online and find so many videos on painting, playing an instrument, taking photos, and on and on. For an artist like myself, I always try to keep my skills ongoing. I love learning new things and be creative you find ways of styling your artwork. You soon discover new techniques and ways of sketching, painting, watercolor. Same goes for musicians. Even photographers find techniques to create that perfect photo. I’m always on the lookout for …

Where To…Chicago

6. 23. 18 Hello Saturday…Hello Chicago! Soooo many things to do. Where do I begin? Here are some great places that you might like to visit while you’re in the Windy City… Credit source: http://www.choosechicago.com   ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 443-3600 The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Explore the Renzo Piano¬–designed Modern Wing and its extraordinary collection of works by Chagall, Dalí, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock, and visit the Ryan Learning Center, a free space offering programs and art-making activities for the whole family. With a wide variety of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, performance programs, and more, the Art Institute has something for everyone! Hours: The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursdays 10:30–8:00; and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Admission: Complete admission information is available at artic.edu/visit. Purchase tickets online or take advantage of CityPASS for up to 50% off combined admission to the Windy …

News….Updates and Spotify

6. 20. 18 Afternoon everyone! I hope everybody is staying cool cause it’s already hot where I am. Just a few little things to go over… This is a slow month, but as you can see, I’m getting a few posts to make up for it. You can also see that I’m playing with the theme…I don’t like it much and I’m planning on changing it soon. I’ve also updated Shadowboxerinc’s Tumblr, but the Pinterest needs updating. Shadowboxerinc is now on Spotify! Yes, Spotify. Created a few playlists: Dance Out! Artistic Burst Memory Lane June is Black Music Month, is the newest playlist. I’m sure you can find Shadowboxerinc can you? You can also find Shadowboxerinc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday, be blessed!   Image source: unknown  

MidWeek Update: Sotheby’s Institute of Art

6. 20. 18 Hump Wednesday and time for a midweek update. I found some information about Sotheby’s Institute of Art. It is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Master’s Program. Here are some details about the program… Credit source: Sotheby Institute of Art About Sotheby’s Institute Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969 Sotheby’s Institute is now the leader in art business education and object based learning.   THE ART WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Our online courses are distinct. You will get real-time access to expert instructors, build a global network, choose from a variety of topics, and earn a certificate of completion – all from the leader in art business education since 1969.   Our 6-week and 8-week courses cover a wide-range of topics, including:   – Art Business – Art History – Collecting – Contemporary Art – Curating – Investing – Navigating Today’s Art World – Valuation – Writing for the Art World   You have a choice to study in London, New York, or Los Angeles or even online. …