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Weekend Updates: Art Workshops

11.9.19 Hey! This is to the art folks who would love or like to attend a workshop. Courtesy of Art Show or artshow.com, I found a few workshops that you might be interesting to you. Credit source: artshow.com   Art and Spirit Retreats- Ireland, Taos, and Woodstock NY Melissa Harris, internationally published artist, author (99 Keys to a Creative Life) is known for her loose, expressive style. She holds an MFA in Painting and a Fulbright Grant in Painting. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Melissa helps you to bring soul into your art. She will help you build a solid foundation including color, composition and paint handling – or help you refine existing skills. Daily demos individual instruction. No previous experience necessary. Experience the beauty of emerald green Ireland or the majestic mesas with their beautiful reds and golds in their best seasons. Meditate and paint Plein air at sacred sites to connect with the spirit of the land and encourage your creative visions to emerge. To learn more, go to mharris.faso.com.    …

MidWk Update: University of Buffalo Offering MFA & MA Programs…

10.23.19 Hey! I just have one update to share with you via the University of Buffalo and Hyperallergic. If you’re interested, please read on. Credit source: hyperallergic & university of buffalo Come study at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York. The MFA and MA programs at The University at Buffalo exceed traditional boundaries and encourage diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields. They offer competitive and fully funded teaching assistantships with health insurance. Funding options include Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students and university funding opportunities for MA students. Resources include a tier-one research university, Arts Collaboratory, the Beijing Graduate Exchange, Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts, studio space, access to departmental and interdisciplinary facilities, gallery and curatorial opportunities. The MFA program provides an opportunity for students to combine creative work with scholarly interests to define their own unique practice. Faculty mentorship forms the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits by artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. The MA in Visual …

MidWeek Update: Artfestival.com Upcoming Art Shows

10.2.19 Just one more thing…a few upcoming art shows are around the corner, courtesy of artfestival.com. Take a look at these posters or flyers… Credit source: artfestival.com               If you live around these areas, then you need to check them out. All the information is located in each flyer or you can visit artfestival.com for more. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.   Featured and other images: Artfestival.com & unknown

MidWk Updates: Calling All Artists…

9.25.19 Good Morning creative peeps! It’s that time again to see what artshow.com has in store for upcoming art competitions for October. Here are all the exhibitions, contests, and competitions available. Credit source: artshow.com Lacawac Artists’ Residencies 2019 Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel, PA in the Pocono Mountains. Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary for either one or two weeks. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and limited studio space are provided. Artists are provided: a comfortable, rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House; access to 545 acres which includes a glacial lake, 2 ponds, shore access to Lake Wallenpaupack, ledges natural area, and forests; interaction with scientists conducting research at Lacawac (May thru early August). $10 application fee. The cost of the residency is $200 per week. Deadline: Rolling Basis. More info. Contact: email or call 570-689-9494. …

Where To: British Museum, London

7.20.19 Hey…heading over across the pond to London for this month, August, and September. Lots of things to see in London. Like the British Museum. Credit source: British museum This should be on my list of places to see while I’m in London. The British Museum has a long-standing history with the city of London. History of the British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning, it granted free admission to all ‘studious and curious persons’. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today. The eighteenth-century: origins of the British Museum The origins of the British Museum lie in the will of the physician, naturalist, and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753). Over his lifetime, Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted to be preserved intact after his death. So he bequeathed the whole collection to King George II for the nation in return for a payment of £20,000 to his heirs. …

Wknd Updates: Gallery Exhibition…Featuring Susannah Montague

6.13.19 Hey! Time for some weekend updates. First up is an exhibition by the lovely Susannah Montague. If you’re not familiar with her work, you should. She creates ceramic sculptures full of the whimsical and ethereal Her work is featured at the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Take a look… Credit source: newzones gallery From the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Ceramic sculptor Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in and repel you. In each of Montague’s surreal porcelain sculptures, there is a narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history. In her most recent body of work, Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s exhibition examines …

MidWeek Updates…Governors Island 2019

7.10.19 Hey! Been back at work getting new blog posts ready for the week and the weeks ahead. As promised, I’m keeping an eye on Portal: Governors Island art fair this year, which will take place during the weekends of September. I can’t recall if I posted this part, but I will post it again as a reminder for those attending the fair. Credit source: portal: governors island Hours & Admission August 31 – September 29, 2019Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am – 6pm Admission is Free8-minute ferry ride to Governors Island:•  Adult – $3 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Seniors – $1 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Children under 13 – Free•  IDNYC Holders – Free•  Military Personnel – Free Catalogues:  $20   Location & Transportation Governors Island, Colonels RowBldg. 405, 406, 407 and 408Just follow the signs marked Colonels Row to the buildings with the yellow and orange banners. From Manhattan:The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows: By …

MidWeek Updates: Art Residencies

6.19.19 Hello…Artists, for those of you looking to seek art residencies to break away from the constant everyday world and seek boundlessly creativity, well I found a list of residencies you can look at. Trying to find the right one for you is not going to be perfect. You need to find the one art residency that is going to be comfortable, to give you the right space and time for you to create your best work, and of course, the price is gotta be right too. Free or not.  Credit source: ResArtis Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs at Montalvo A PO Box 158, 15400 Montalvo Road95071 Saratoga, CAPhone: +1-408-777-2112Fax: +1-408-777-5850 read more The MacDowell Colony 100 High Street03458 Peterborough, NHPhone: +1-603-924-3886Fax: +1-603-924-9142 read more   Vermont Studio Center P.O. Box 61305656 Johnson, VTPhone: 802-635-2727Fax: 802-635-2730 read more   The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center Contact Address (In USA): Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Committee; Institute of International Education; 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor10017 New York, NY; USAPhone: +212-984-5537Fax: +212-984-5393 read more   Residency Unlimited …