Author: L. Richelle Murry

Wednz Scene: Opportunity Knocks…Free 30 Day Artist Jumpstart Challenge

June 28 / 17 Hey there again. Just wanted to let you know about an interesting opportunity to share with you, courtesy of ArtSquare and Artchat. cred: artsquare & artchat.typeform.com ArtSquare is Offering 30 Day Art Business course for free.  Geared towards teaching different strategies artists have used to sell more art. Free 30 Day Artist Jumpstart Challenge No fluff lessons and practical, sequential steps to grow your audience and start selling more art. PLUS, get access to our artist community to work through each day’s challenge with hundreds of other artists. We used to sell this challenge for $45, but we want this education in the hands of as many artists as possible, so we’re offering it for FREE! What you’ll learn: – how to define and FIND your audience – how to engage your audience and make it easy for them to buy – how to set attainable goals – how to best price your artwork – how to know what content to create and share – how to build and leverage an email …

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17 Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you…. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST: $20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani Publisher: Shanna McNair   Genres Poetry, Fiction Location The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest P.O. Box 5101 Hanover New Hampshire, United States 03755   The Writer’s Hotel …

Reflections: Summer Short Story

June 27 / 17 Hello, all. It’s that time again and since summer has arrived, might as well keep up with the summer theme. Found a sci-fi short story titled All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury. It was published in the March 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I hope you like it…. cred: http://www.btboces.org All Summer in a Day By Ray Bradbury “Ready ?” “Ready.” “Now ?” “Soon.” “Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?” “Look, look; see for yourself !” The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained. It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been …

Creative Close-Up: There Is Good Music….You Just Have to Look For It

June 26 / 17 I’m sure most of you are guilty of asking this question, is there any good music out there? Any great music groups, singers, rappers, etc.? Is there any good music at all? I’m guilty of this myself. Each decade, music has evolved. At times music was good and sometimes it can be bad. We’ve nodded our heads to singers and groups we agreed with and covered our ears in disdain to those we don’t agree with.  I’ve always been one of those people who gave each genre of music a chance. So, what I’m trying to say is that there is good music out there. All you have to do is look for it. Looking to the Past I used to have my old records from my youth, but I don’t have them anymore. I do wish I could’ve saved them though because vinyl has slowly made its way back. I grew up during the 80s and do I miss those days. That’s when music was really interesting. I can list …

Summer Reads 2017

June 24 / 17 Summer has already arrived and it’s time to pull out the latest books to drool and devour over while we are on our vacation.     Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan       Out Little Racket – Angelica Baker         Quiet Until the Thaw – Alexandra Fuller       Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong     The Ready Made Thief – Augustus Rose     New People – Danzy Senna     My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent     Into the Water: A Novel – Paula Hawkins     13 Reason Why – Jay Asher     Fates and Furies: A Novel – Lauren Groff     The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker     Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty      The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel – Taylor Jenkins Reid     The Leftovers: A Novel – Tom Perrotta     Hope you enjoy these and other summer books out there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be …

Online Fashion Degree Programs at Academy of Art University

June 21 / 17 Found this piece of information from the Academy of Art University. Online Fashion Degree Programs. For those who want to enter the fashion industry, this one of the universities that have online degrees in this category. Here is a snippet of this information. cred: academy of art university Online Fashion Degree Programs Construct the styles of tomorrow. Learn from the finest creative minds working in fashion today. Students pursuing a Fashion Design degree have access to the tools and cutting-edge facilities needed for creating collections that garner accolades at New York Fashion Week and the Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco. Join us and bring your vision to life on the runway.   Fashion Design Online Academy of Art University has one of the top fashion schools in the nation, with the most famous show in the industry. As the only fashion design college to show at New York Fashion Week, Academy of Art University provides students with opportunities to shine for the top talents of the fashion world. Our program …

Wednz Scene: Call to Artists

June 21 / 17 Calling all artists, illustrators, and so forth….time to put your skills to good use. You want you work to be noticed? Well you have plenty of opportunities to do just that. cred: http://www.artshow.com 49th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition Watercolor West announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, October 14-December 17, 2017 at the City of Brea Art Gallery in Brea, CA. Approximately $20,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Juror: John Salminen. Only transparent watercolor will be accepted. 1-2 entries: $50 Members and $60 Non-members. Deadline: June 29, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 714-840-5010.     Unbound, Vol. VII – 7th Annual Book Arts Exhibit ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret, VT announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 28 – August 26. 1st place- $300, 2nd place- $200, 3rd place- $100. Juror: Bill Hanscom. This is an exhibit of Book Arts with an emphasis on variety- from Coptic stitch to Conceptual work, Unbound allows for freedom to interpret what a book can be. Open …

Weeknd Scene: Call for Photographers

June 17 / 17  Hey again! Calling all photographers! Here are some opportunities that you cannot pass up….. cred: artshow.com Water | International Photography Call for Entry The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 12 – February 17, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry. Juror: Jennifer Murray. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the exhibition. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Members: $29 for the three images, Non-Members: $36 for the first three images. Deadline: June 28, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 970/224-1010.     Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 1-30, 2017. Cash …