Author: L. Richelle Murry

!Calling All Artists!

2.13.19 It’s that time again…Artsy Shark is looking for featured artists for their website for Spring 2019. Deadline is Thursday, February 21. Here are the short details…please read them carefully! Credit source: Artsy Shark Artists are juried through their website portfolios, not by uploading images! Featured artists benefit most by having traffic driven to their websites, where they can share effectively about their art, collect addresses of interested readers, or even make sales.  You will submit your website link (if you do not have a website you may use a social media page). Describe your work and why it should be featured on Artsy Shark. Submissions become part of a highly competitive jury process. Not every artist will be accepted.  There is a jury fee of $20.00 to submit your work for consideration. Artists who are accepted have NO other costs or fees whatsoever. Artists can only be featured once on Artsy Shark. We cannot accept submissions from artists who have already had a feature published.  Interested? Then apply here. Remember: Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 21, 2019.  …

Art Feature: Rashid Johnson

2.13.19 We are continuing Black History Month with Art Feature and Rashid Johnson will be our first art feature for the month of February. Here are a few facts about Johnson. Johnson produces conceptional post-blacks art Studied at  Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC; the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Johnson is also a photographer and sculpture, who presents audio, through music, also known for artistic productions and process, combining various science through black history   To know more about this artist, go to    Featured and other images: Kvadrat Interwoven, Wikipedia, & ArtNet News

MidWeek Updates: Final Reminder of AWP Conference & Bookfair

2.13.19 Hello everyone! As I stated earlier this month, this is the final reminder of the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference and Bookfair, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, in Portland, Oregon on March 27-30, 2019. For those who are attending, here a just a few things to remember… Credit source: AWP 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair Oregon Convention Center March 27–30, 2019 Key Dates January 4, 2019: Will-call Registration opens January 31, 2019: Writer to Agent submission deadline February 27, 2019: Accessibility services request deadline March 13, 2019: Offsite Event submission deadline March 27, 2019: Onsite Registration opens   Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Social Networking Twitter Use #AWP19   Conference Queries 696-8250  Conference 696-7742 Future Conferences 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   To find out about hotel, schedule, and other information, go to    Featured image: unknown

2019 Grammy Winners…

2.11.19 Well, the 2019 Grammy Awards has come and gone. A good number of female artists walked away winners during yesterday evening’s award ceremony. Here are those list of winners… Credit source: RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER This Is America Childish Gambino     ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves     SONG OF THE YEAR WINNER This Is America Childish Gambino     BEST NEW ARTIST WINNER Dua Lipa     BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE WINNER Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) Lady Gaga     BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE WINNER Shallow Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper     BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM WINNER My Way Willie Nelson     BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM WINNER Sweetener Ariana Grande     BEST DANCE RECORDING WINNER Electricity Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson     BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM WINNER Woman Worldwide Justice     BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM WINNER Steve Gadd Band Steve Gadd Band     BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE WINNER When Bad Does Good Chris …

MidWeek Update: Aspen Words Workshops

2.6.19 Hello! It’s Wednesday and time to pass along some great creative stuff. You can never get tired of workshops and the Aspen Words is holding several later this year. Here are a few things to know about Aspen Words. The rest you have to look at their website… Credit source: Aspen Words ABOUT “Aspen Words was founded in 1976 as a literary center based in Aspen, CO. A program of the Aspen Institute, our mission is to encourage writers, inspire readers, and connect people through the power of stories. AW’s year-round programs include Summer Words, a writing conference and literary festival; Winter Words, a speaker series presenting the best of contemporary literature; the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for fiction with social impact; as well as a writers-in-the schools program and writing residencies.” OUR PROGRAMS Literary Prize: a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction focused on vital contemporary issuesSummer Words: one of the top writing conferences and literary festivals in the nationWinter Words: bringing the most respected contemporary writers to read and speak …

MidWeek Updates: Fashion Spring/Summer 2019

2.2.19 Final post for Saturday…the first Saturday of February. It’s that time again…Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion. Nothing like runway fashion to keep up with what these designers are up to. Valentino, Armani, Chanel, Elie Saab, and a few others have spun some beautiful designs. Take a look… ELIE SAAB   ARMANI PRIVE   GEORGES HOBEIKA   CHANEL   RALPH & RUSSO   VALENTINO   VIKTOR & ROLF   GIAMBATTISTA   Enjoy your weekend, be blessed.   Featured image: Wallpaper Safari

Music Festivals / February 2019

2.2.19 Hello…more music, this time music festivals. Seven this time for the month of February thanks to Music Festival Wizard… Credit: Music Festival Wizard 70000 TONS OF METAL 2019 MIAMI, FLJANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4, 2019       ONE LOVE CALI 2019 LONG BEACH, CAFEBRUARY 8-10, 2019     ARIZONA ROOTS 2019 CHANDLER, AZFEBRUARY 9-10, 2019     CRUSH ARIZONA 2019 CHANDLER, AZFEBRUARY 15-16, 2019     III POINTS 2019 MIAMI, FLFEBRUARY 15-17, 2019     FORBIDDEN KINGDOM 2019 BOCA RATON, FLFEBRUARY 16-17, 2019     NOISE POP 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CAFEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2019     If you live in or around these cities, chances are you could be interested in going to these events. To find out more music festivals playing in your area go to for details.      Featured & other images: unknown and Music Festival Wizard