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Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18

Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details…


Credit source: The Dean Collection

 

Swizz Beatz announced on his Instagram account Thursday that he’s giving $5,000 to 20 different artists to put their own art show.

 

We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme.

The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups #TDC20.

Do you want to throw an art show?

We want to hear about it. Any medium. Any theme. We understand the struggle of the artist and want to give you $5,000 to make it happen.

 

Keep 100% of the sales

 You keep what you sell so you can use this startup to be sustainable.

We’re thinking GLOBAL

Open to all artists around the world.

Go to dean-collection.com/tdc20/ for the details. Deadline is May 31, 2018. All you have to do is fill out the application below and follow through. Like I said, a perfect opportunity to showcase your work!

 

Image source:  Blavity & artnet.com courtesy of Patrick McMullan

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

May 9 / 18

Hello everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday and it’s time to see the who, what, and where creativity is if that makes sense. Here’s what’s happening…


Credit Source: Exploratorium

 

INFLATABLE: EXPANDING WORKS OF ART

MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.

Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder, and editor-in-chief of Colossal.

ARTISTS:

AMANDA PARER
JASON HACKENWERTH
JIMMY KUEHNLE
PNEUHAUS
SHIH CHIEH HUANG

To get tickets, click here.

 


FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Credit Source: Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown

 

If you’re in the area, these events and exhibitions may be of interests…

 

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FAWC

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
OF THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
MAY 11 -JUNE 17

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THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING

THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING
FOUNDERS AND FRIENDS
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
MAY 25 -JULY 22

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A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO

A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO
PROVINCETOWN PILGRIM MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
CURATED BY SAM TAGER
MAY 25 THROUGH 2018

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CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD

CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART,
HOPE-MCCLENNEN & OCEAN EDGE GALLERIES
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 9
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AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST

AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
CURATED BY CHRISTOPHE MAO
JULY 27 – AUGUST 8

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42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST AND AUCTION PREVIEW

42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST
AND AUCTION PREVIEW
NEW PROVINCETOWN PRINT PROJECT REBORN
AUGUST 10-17

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Click on the link  web.fawc.org, click on Events and Exhibitions. Enjoy your Hump Day, be blessed.

 

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Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…


Credit source: Americans for the Arts

Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.

WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS.

For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to convention.artsusa.org/action/register. Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to convention.artsusa.org/about to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.

 

 

Image source: Langan & Facebook

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

April 4 / 18

Hello…I didn’t forget about Artexpo New York 2018. The dates are April 19 – 22, 2018. I did post this earlier this year and I’m going to post it again. If you live in NYC or maybe visiting this month and feel the need to see some art, well here’s your chance…


Credit source: Artexpo

SHOW TICKETS

TRADE DAY

(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 19 | 12 – 7 PM

TRADE PREVIEW PARTY

Thursday, April 19 | 5 – 7 PM

REGISTER NOW

ART COLLECTOR DAYS

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

(Trade & Public Welcome)
Friday, April 20 | 4 PM – 8 PM

Friday, April 20 | 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, April 21 | 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, April 22 | 11 AM – 6 PM

GET TICKETS NOW

SHOW SCHEDULE

VIEW SHOW SCHEDULE

TOPICS & TRENDS SCHEDULE

EXHIBITOR PREVIEW LIST

GENERAL INQUIRIES

  • Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult

  • Discounted admission is available for seniors 60 years of age and over

  • Discounted admission is available with presentation of a valid student ID (for students, ages 12 and older, in middle school through college)

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use. Check in with security from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. upon arriving

  • New Bag Restrictions: Due to changes in security procedure, large bags will not be permitted into the event. Please do not bring suitcases, folding bicycles, scooters or any large items bigger than a handbag or laptop bag. There will be a very limited free of charge bag check facility onsite. Coats and umbrellas can also be checked free of charge. In addition, strollers are not permitted.

  • Pets: Show Management strictly prohibits pets from entering the facilities. Only ADA certified service dogs assisting handicapped or disabled individuals are exempt from this rule

  • Photography of the artwork is only allowed with the exhibitor’s permission

General inquiries for ticket refunds can be sent to tickets@redwoodmg.com.

TRADE REGISTRATION

TRADE, PRESS & MEDIA

Artexpo New York offers complimentary admission for trade and media professionals, including designers, architects, or gallery owners. Speed your registration process by registering online by April 12, 2018.

Are you an industry buyer, such as an architect, designer, or gallery owner? If so, you can register as a trade buyer, granting you complimentary access to all show days, including trade-only days, the Opening Night Preview Party, and exclusive special events.

TRADE REGISTER HERE

That’s the half of it. To read the rest click here. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

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Wednz Scene: 25TH ANNUAL BENEFIT & AWARD CEREMONY

Wednz Scene: 25TH ANNUAL BENEFIT & AWARD CEREMONY

April 4 / 18

Hello everyone! We all know what day it is, don’t we? I have only two posts to share with you today. First is the 25th Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony. Here are the details…


Credit source: Art Table

 

Start Date: 4/26/2018 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/26/2018 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: 583 Park Avenue

Location: New York, NY  United States  10022

Organization Name: ArtTable

Contact: Mary Beth Brown
Email: benefit@arttable.org
Phone: 212-343-1735 ext. 10

TICKETS
Members |  $325
Guests | $425

SPONSORSHIP AND TABLES

MATRONS / PATRONS | $500
Individual Ticket
Listing in event materials

BENEFACTORS | $750
Individual Ticket
Listing in event materials
Business card ad in the printed journal

LEADERS | $1,000
Individual Ticket
Listing as Leadership Supporter in all event materials
Business card ad in the printed journal

BRONZE SUPPORTERS | $5,000
Table for 10
Listing in all event materials
half-page ad in the printed journal

SILVER SUPPORTERS | $7,500
Preferred table for 10
half-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials

GOLD SUPPORTERS | $10,000
Preferred table for 10
Full-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS | $15,000
Premier table for 10
Preferred placement for a full-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials
Recognition at podium

EMERALD SUPPORTERS | $20,000
Premier table for 10
Premier placement for a full-page ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials
Recognition at podium

DIAMOND SUPPORTERS | $25,000
Premier table for 10
Inside cover ad in the printed journal
Listing in all event materials
Recognition at podium



Become a sponsor
Purchase an AD in the gala program

Learn more about our honoreesCheck out the Benefit’s week of events



Your purchase is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law.
The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $195
Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Would you like to add a guest to your registration?
Email benefit@arttable.org for assistance

*If you purchased a Host Committee ticket or table, the deadline to submit your ad for the printed journal was March 16, 2018.

 

Art Table is the Leadership Organization for Professional Women in the Visual Arts. To know more go to www.arttable.org to become a member.

Image source: Wallpaper Cave

 

Weeknd Scene: Swann Auction Galleries

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

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists!

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 shine. Free parking. No admission charge. Booth Sitters. Complimentary artist awards breakfast Sunday morning. $15 jury fee + $200 booth fee. Deadline: April 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 716-754-0166.

 

 

Richard McDermott Miller Modeling Competition

The National Sculpture Society announces a call to sculptors for an upcoming competition. There are 3 cash awards totaling $5,250. Sculptors must have been born between 1982-1997. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number. Objective: To successfully model a bust from life (from the neck up), working from a live model. Modeling will be done in front of an audience. The Competition is part of NSS’ Sculpture Celebration Conference and will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018, at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. Each selected competitor will receive a Participation Scholarship. Deadline: April 2, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 212-764-5645 x 10.

 

 

2018 National Juried Exhibition

First Street Gallery in New York announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 21 – July 14, 2018. Juror: Ronnie Landfield. Open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details. $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Deadline: April 3, 2018More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 646-336-8053.

 

 

6th Annual Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 22 – June 30, 2018. 1st $750 + solo exhibit, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, min of 3 Awards of Merit $75 ea. Juror: Katherine Shortridge, Artist-Professor, Roanoke College, Salem VA. Open to artists age 18 and over. All entries must be original works (no reproductions), created by the artist within the past three years, and not have been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center. Acceptable media includes, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, pastel, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fiber, and glass (stained or fused). $30 entry fee. Deadline: April 4, 2018More info. Contact: exhibits@bowercenter.org or d.stone@bowercenter.org or call 540-586-4235.

 

 

2018 Gloucester Arts Festival Juried Show

Artists are invited to enter the 2018 Gloucester Arts Festival Juried Show, held June 1-30, 2018 at Arts on Main, in Gloucester, Virginia. More than $5000 in total prizes and featured show. Juror: Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator Emeritus for Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. Artists will be juried for inclusion in the show by submitting five digital images of original 2D oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, tempera, graphite, charcoal, original print or pen and ink work created in the last two years. These images are for juror selection and if the artist is juried into the show, these works do not have to be in the show. $40 entry fee. Deadline: April 6, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 804.824.9401.

 

 

Impressionism vs. Realism 2018

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA announces a call to artists for a group exhibition, May 3-31, 2018. This exhibition will compare and contrast the styles of impressionism and realism. The pieces chosen will showcase the traditional aspects and beauty of both movements. There are no restrictions on content, medium or context, but your entries should fit within this theme. We invite and encourage artists of all ages to participate and look forward to seeing your work. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, are encouraged to submit their works. We do not have a limitation on the size of works submitted but have found pieces over 48″ to be costly for shipping and recommend manageable sized pieces. $35 entry fee. Deadline: April 7, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.

 

 

Tiny But Mighty: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

The d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 3rd – June 9th, 2018. 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place: $150. Juror: John Roth. This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work for this exhibition is limited to three-dimensional work only. Work must not exceed eight inches in its longest dimensions. Small works that fit together to make one unified work may also be submitted as long as no individual section of the group exceeds eight inches. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. $35 for up to 3 submissions. Deadline: April 8, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 757-625-4211.

 

 

18th Annual National Small Print Show

The Creede Arts Council announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 26 – June 24, 2018, at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd Place and two Honorable Mention awards. Juror: Sibyl Teague. The 18th National Small Print Show (NSPS) is a unique, juried art show of matted hand-pulled prints. Artists from all 50 states and Canada are eligible to submit up to 3 original prints to exhibit and sell. See prospectus for additional important information. Selected prints will be showcased to a wider audience in the NSPS traveling exhibit in July and August. $40 for up to 3 pieces. Deadline: April 9, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 719-658-0312.

 

 

Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition: America, Now

The Providence Art Club in Providence, Rhode Island invites artists from throughout the United States to submit their recent work for an exciting open juried exhibition America, Now, June 23 – July 20, 2018. $5,000 in awards ($1,000 Best in Show Prize). Each year, the Art Club welcomes artists from across the country to submit work for an annual open exhibition. This year’s show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers working in all media from throughout the United States and will be juried by Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D., Chair of the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Works in all media by artists living and working throughout the United States are welcome. $35 ($25 for Art Club Members, please contact Michael Rose for coupon code)Deadline: April 13, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 401-331-1114 ext. 5.

 

 

Food Chain

RE: ARTISTE International Art Organization seeks artists for a juried art exhibition at Gallery MC in New York, free networking events, and consultations with professionals. Jurors: Shirley Siegal, Leslie Tucker, and others (find the info on RE: ARTISTE’s website). Eligible media: Painting, Drawing/Illustration, Photography, Mixed Media and 3-D Art including Ceramics and Textile, Digital Art/ Video Art, and Installation. $35 entry fee. Deadline: April 15, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

If you’re interested, just click, email or call to get all the information you need. For more art or photography opportunities, go to www.artshow.com. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: www.artshow.com & unknown

Women In Arts

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18

Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago.

Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard. 

 

Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2

 

The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls

 

 

Black Women Artist on Art

 

 

This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know.

I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting...The Seattle Times