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HAPPY THANKSGIVING……TILL 2015!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING……TILL 2015!

November 27, 2014

Hello! I did say that yesterday was supposed to be the last post for 2014, but I couldn’t resist……As some of you know, there will be no posts for December 2014. I’m working on a new blog site, but I will still give you updates on the blog site’s progress. I promise! Not only that, I decide to replace Esquisses with a new name: SHADOWBOX.

Even though Esquisses was a cool and unique name, it was a bit hellish for the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. So I want to start 2015 with a clean slate! So follow Shadowbox to a new site in 2015!

Follow the Twitter page at twitter.com/shadowboxerinc.

Oh! There is one more thing…….

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I know it’s early, but have a Merry Christmas and New Year!

Be safe for the holidays, enjoy the rest of 2014, and always, always be blessed!

 

featured images courtesy of wallscreenhd.com and http://www.friendshipday2014.org.

 

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ARTSCENE: deviantART CONTEST UPDATE

ARTSCENE: deviantART CONTEST UPDATE

October 22, 2014

Good Morning! Fourth Wednesday has come. Today, I want to give you an update and reminder about What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like? If your still interested, now’s the time to act.


UPDATE FOR WHAT DOES YOUR ARTISTIC JOURNEY LOOK LIKE? 

This was posted October 8, but this is not the last time, so here’s a quick look at what this is all about:

How to enter:

Download: You have a choice of three templates. Once you make your decide the one you want, you must use one of the template or copy in the same size and resolution and you need to use road provided in each template without moving the road and the road must not block the traffic.

Create: You can use any medium or program to place your journey on to the road. You can either pull from your gallery, illustrate, collage, photograph, or create. deviantART has place templates into their muro.

Submit: Use the button to submit your entry, which must be a single JPG or PNG file on the template with the road open. No no video, animations or GIFs.

from website:

50 works will be selected for the art video and each artist will receive a one-year premium membership and $100 USD.

Three of the 50 works will be eligible to become the First, Second, and Third place prize winners for extraordinary distinction in execution and each will be featured on the homepage of deviantART as a billboard for one full day.

First Place:

  • $5,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • One-Year subscription to Sketchbook Pro
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Second Place:

  • $4,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Third Place:

  • $3,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

47 Semi-Finalists:

  • $100 USD
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

 

Contest began on September 29, 2014 @ 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) & will end @ 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014. Plenty of time!

Rules:

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of Sept. 29, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to http://www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to http://www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.
  • Must use one of the three templates provided at the contest site without altering the size or the dimensions of the template and keeping the road open.

To read the official rules and to enter go to Art Institutes What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?

You have until November 5! Like I said before, if there is anyone interested, you still have a chance! This reminder will be posted for the last time next week and no more!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Be blessed!

 

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: JURIED EXHIBITIONS & ONLINE COURSES

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: JURIED EXHIBITIONS & ONLINE COURSES

August 27, 2014

Good Morning, we’re on the last leg of August and this newsletter is packed with two juried exhibitions and a MoMA online course.


 

DEGAS PASTEL SOCIETY 15TH BIENNAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

November 1 – 30, 2014
Garden District Gallery
1332 Washington Avenue
New Orléans, LA 70130

Exhibition dates: November 1 -30, 2014

Opening Reception & Awards: November 1, 2014

Exhibit & workshop information: www.degaspastelsociety.org / 504.392.0215

darlenehjohnson@yahoo.com

Margaret Dyer will judge the show and teach a workshop on October 29 – 31, 2014

Up to 3 digital images

Members: $35 / non-members: $35

Awards over $5,000

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

AMERICAN ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE’S ANNUAL OPEN JURIED HANGING SHOW

86th Grand National Exhibition

Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

November 10 -21, 2014

Open to all artists

Media & Acrylic (Oil Technique), Water Media & Acrylic (watercolor technique), Mixed Media, Pastel & Graphics & Sculpture

Over $20,000 in awards will be given

Submit your entries online at aapline.org

For prospectus click here or send a SASE to AAPL, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avene, New York, NY 1003. For more information: 212.645.1345 or office @aapline.org. You can also go to their website: www.americanartistsprofessionalleague.org

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014


MoMA COURSES ONLINE

Lastly from the website of MoMA:

Take an inspiring journey of art and ideas with our instructors and students from around the world.
Explore the exciting world of modern and contemporary art through behind-the-scenes interviews with artists and experts, studio demonstrations, exclusive in-gallery lectures, and more. Instructor-Led Courses let MoMA educators and fellow art lovers connect through multimedia content and lively discussions. Studio instructors give step-by-step, personalized feedback on your art making.

Instrutor-Lead Courses: Postwar Abstract Painting, Five Puzzles of Contemporary Art, Modern and Contemporary Art. To see more go here.

Instructor-Led Courses begin on October 1, 2014.

MoMA Courses are also offered onsite at the Museum. Registration for the fall season begins September 2 at MoMA.org/courses.

If your interested just enroll now!

 

That’s what’s going on. Be sure to follow-up on the Education Corner page in the next several days as workshops, art institutions, and others will be added.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

August 9, 2014

Hello! The weekend is here and I’m sure you guys are enjoying it where ever you are.  There are lots of opportunities for artists using all types of media, who are to putting themselves out there and today I’m calling artists to take a look at these three competitions…..

PASTEL SOCIETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SIXTH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

October 25 – November 29, 2014

@ Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Juror of Selection: Frank Federico, PSA

Awards: $5,000 +, $1,000 Best in Show

Members: $35/Non-Members $45

Up to 3 digital entries, soft pastels only

Prospectus: www. pastelsocietynh.com or send a SASE to:

Kitty Clark, 69 Peninsula Dr., Stratham, NH 0388

(There are some issues with trying to pull up the prospectus, if any of you meet the same problem, just send an SASE)

DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2014

LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD’S 45TH ANNUAL RIVER ROAD SHOW

Baton Rouge, LA

December 3-29, 2014

US artists 18+, national juried/judged exhibition

$40 for 3 entries, $5 each additional

Award $4,000+

Judge/Juror: Morten E. Solberg

Prospectus at www.laag-site.org/River-Road-Show

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

THE ART GALLERY OF FELLS POINT’S 31ST ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION

1716 Thames St.

Baltimore, Maryland

October 1 – November 2, 2014

Reception, Prizes; Entries accepted August 15 to September 5, 2014

Open to artists from the US, Canada, and Mexico

No photo, copier receptions or computer generated images

Judge: Narissa Steel

Prospectus: www.fellspointgallery.org

Contact: Pat Baker, 443/326.1365 or patriciabaker18@hotmail.com

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Come back for more next week!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & be blessed!

MY TRIP TO THE HIGH MUSUEM ATLANTA

May 23, 2014

Hello! How’s everyone’s Friday? Good I hope. I’m enjoying my four-day weekend. During the second Saturday (my birthday) in April, my mom and I went to Atlanta over the weekend. We visited the High Museum of Art and it was really impressive!

The High Museum has so many exhibitions, activities…..One of the exhibitions that I wanted to see was Go West! Art of the American Frontier From the Buffalo Center of the West, at the Wieland Pavilion second level, which was held November 3, 2013 till April 13, 2014.

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The High Museum

It was everything I thought it would be. Each painting, artifacts were displayed with the attention they all deserved. It was like a treasure trove of a once bygone era….sounds corny I know, but it was. I wanted to jump into those paintings just to get a glimpse of it all, just soak it all in!

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We went to a few other exhibitions as well like, Splendor: The Work of Jim Waters, Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, African Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye, very bright and colorful, Folk Art, and Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design on the Wieland Pavilion and Strent Family Wing, Skyway Level of the museum. While I was there, I had my eye on three artists….you’ll see these names later on this year on the blog!

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Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

I plan to go back pretty soon, as I’ve said before the High Museum is impressive. Can’t recall of going to any other museum, except for my hometown museum. Not to be rude about it, but the Columbus Museum can’t even compete! So if your ever in Atlanta and feel the need to visit a museum of good quality art, go to the High Museum.

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For the poster & t shirt: just $6. 46!

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Bought a cute shirt!

 

 

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A Go West poster I bought and plan to frame it.

Here are some more pictures I took. You can take photos, just make sure your flash is off! Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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Beautiful…..

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Watching a small film of Buffalo Bill. 

 

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: NYSS SUMMER SESSION 2014 & GET THE ART FAIR LOWDOWN

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: NYSS SUMMER SESSION 2014 & GET THE ART FAIR LOWDOWN

March 26, 2014

Good Morning! Want to give your art technique some polishing? New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture can help you with that.

NEW YORK SUMMER SCHOOL SUMMER SESSION 2014

As it states on their webpage:

The Summer Session offers a unique opportunity for interested artists who are not enrolled in any of the full-time programs to experience the intensity and rigor of the School’s perspective in a condensed manner.

The Summer Session is comprised of both two-week Marathons and longer atelier classes that focuses on specific concentrations in either drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students may choose to participate in the Marathon, with additional selections of other course offerings, or take the full seven-week path that includes both the Marathon and the Atelier classes. All classes run Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm unless otherwise noted.

The application deadline for the marathons courses: May 20, 2014

Marathon includes:

Drawing Marathon: Graham Nickson & Guest/June 2-13, 2014 Cost: $1625

Drawing Marathon: Highline with Linda Darling & Guest/June 2-6, 2014. Cost: $890

Portrait Drawing Marathon: Joe Santore & Guest/June 9-13, 2014. Cost: $890

Sculpture Marathon: Bruce Gagnier/June 2-13, 2014. Cost: $1625 Additional Materials fee: $200

Sculpture Marathon: Opening the Wall with Bill Tucker, Pam Avril, and Lee Tribe/June 16-27, 2014. Cost: $1625, additional material fee: $200

Arbor Vitae, Painting Marathon: Graham Nickson & Guest/June 16-27, 2014. Cost: $2075, additional activities fee: $250

Portrait Painting “Focus”: Joe Santore, Linda Darling, and guests/ June 16-27, 2014.

Why Paint the Figure? – with Elisa Jansen and guests/June 30 – July 18, 2014.

New York Studio School or NYSS offers partial scholarships for the summer program. These scholarships cover tuition only and are generally a quarter to half the total tuition cost. If you want to be considered for this, include in your application a 500 word (max) essay, outlining your financial need, along with how and why a scholarship to attend New York Studio School will benefit your development as an artist.

Just going by what the webpage states. Again May 20, 2014 is the application deadline.

If you have any questions or want more information please go to nyss.org/programs-courses/summer-session. This also includes descriptions of the marathon courses listed.

Please know that courses are subject to change and cancellation depending upon enrollment.

 

 

Lastly, you want to know where I get all the information on upcoming art fairs and festivals?

Art Fair Calendar and Art Fair Insiders is where you need to look for that. You can either be an artist participant or just visit and look around. For those participating, you’ll know the ins and outs of how these fairs and festivals work. You can also get a subscription for their newsletters. The best of both worlds!

Here are their websites listed below:

www.artfaircalendar.com

www.artfairinsiders.com

Check back for more Art Scene Newsletter this Saturday and enjoy your day….be blessed!

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: ABI WORKSHOP: CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

January 15, 2014

Good Morning…..humpy, hump day.  There is just one piece of art news that you need to know about, courtesy of Arts Business Institute.

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ARTS BUSINESS INSTITUTE / IN PARTNERSHIP W/THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF CRAFT ARTISTS PRESENTS

CONNECT TO YOUR CUSTOMER

MARCH 1 & 2, 2014

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

The topics that will be covered are:

  • Who Is Your Customer?
  • Creative Marketing
  • Building Gallery Relationships
  • Selling Strategies
  • How To Wholesale
  • Pricing For Profit

If you not interested in wholesaling, there are alternative topics.

Connect To Your Customer:

  • Online
  • Through Images
  • With Grants

The speakers will be Wendy Rosen, President of The Rosen Group and Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark.

If there is anyone that is interested, please go to www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/nashville-tennessee.

Space is limited, so again if anyone is interested, now’s the time to participate.

There will be more tomorrow, so keep coming back to visit.  Enjoy your Hump Wednesday and be blessed!

P.S. No information on the location for this workshop, but they will have that soon!