Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

August 30 / 17

Hello! I’m dropping by to pass along a contest and reminder. The Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest is here and this is a great opportunity to share your creative talent to the public. Here is just a preview…..

credit source: Redwood Media Group


An Online Art Competition for Visual Artists

Could You be the Next Big Art-World Discovery?

Now’s your chance to step into the spotlight. Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest, produced in partnership with Art Brand Studios, is the premier awards contest for visual artists looking to make it big. With prize values totaling $125,000, including exposure at the iconic Artexpo New York, a management contract, career coaching, and so much more, this contest offers you the platform you’ve been dreaming of. The search for the next “it” artist begins now … are you the one we’re looking for?

There will be one grand prize winner and nine finalists chosen by our jury.



The winner of the 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest will receive:

$10,000 cash award (given as an advance against future ABS royalties)
Art Brand Studios publishing contract offer, including:

  • Fine art publishing production

  • Retail placement with participation in ABS art gallery programs

  • Product licensing program

  • Comprehensive marketing plan including branding, social media, and personal appearance events

  • Promotion on ABS website and development of artist-branded website

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 6 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $35,000

Each of the 9 finalists receives:

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 3 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $10,500

Click here for contest rules and conditions

To enter and register please go to You’ll see all that is posted above plus the information about entering. You have plenty of time, trust me!




Lastly, 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair starts this weekend and every weekend in September till October 1. Admission is free…..








4heads presents

Governors Island Art Fair 2017

The 10th annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s largest independent exhibition – opens Saturday, September 2nd, featuring 100 artists in 100 individual spaces – located in and outside of the grand, historic homes on Colonels Row and this year, for the first time ever, in the long-shuttered spaces inside of Liggett Hall. These landmark structures display varying effects of the ravages of time, providing artists with a fertile environment for creative experimentation.

“Gems among the ruins” (The New York Times)
“It’s a lot to absorb, so… go early” (The New York Post)
“A welcome, art-filled escape” (
“One of NYC’s best art fairs” (Time Out New York)

4headed Pioneers

When 4heads launched GIAF in 2008, this small group of artists were among the first to see Governors Island as an overlooked gem. In fact at that time, most New Yorkers had no idea what the island was, much less where to spot it on a map. Ten years later Governors Island is a standard part of the New York vernacular, and 4heads still remains committed to activating these sites every season, giving voice to today’s working artists and to the history of our great city.

– Colonels Row

– Liggett Hall

Governors Island, New York Harbor

September 2 – October 1
11am – 6pm

Admission is free.

GIAF – Learn More »


As always click on the links above to get all the information you need. Enjoy your Wonderful Wednesday, be blessed!








Image source: Redwood Media Group, 4Heads, and Pinterest








































Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

September 21 / 16

Hello! The month of September is moving swiftly and there are still things to touch on. The Artist’s Magazine’s All Media Art Competition is heading this way……

cred: artist’s magazine

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Sponsored by The Artist’s Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work! Winners will be featured in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Already Entered?
You can edit or manage your entry HERE


  • $1,000 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winner will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.

FIRST PLACE in each Category

  • $100 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $50 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winners names will be listed on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Acrylic: paintings executed in watermedia, with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface; additions of other media are permissible.
  • Graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard: works that are executed primarily with drawing materials, including pen and ink, although additions of pastel, watercolor or other media are permissible.
  • Mixed media and collage: any materials on any surface.
  • Oil and oil pastel: paintings done in oil-based media on canvas, board, paper, or wood.
  • Pastel: paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
  • Colored Pencil: works executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in colored pencil; underlying layers and additions in other media are permissible.
  • Watercolor & Gouache: paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor; additions of gouache, acrylic or other media are permissible.
  • Digital: works include archival 2D prints or digitally-assisted work.

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Watercolor Artist, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.
  • Artists can be from anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings executed in a workshop under another artist‘s supervision or paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if it’s copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Employees or associates of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, or their immediate families may not enter. The Artist’s Magazine reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition at the time of submission to this contest is not eligible.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page, Judging and Notification or FAQ pages.


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This coming weekend is the last weekend for the Governors Island Art Fair. I hope you guys had the chance to visit the art fair and have some fun in the process. Ferry ride to Governor’s Island is $2, admission is free. Catalogues are $20. So if you’re in the NYC area, take the ferry to Governor’s Island and enjoy some art!

For more information:

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featured images: unknown, the artist's magazine, & 4heads

More Scene Wednesday: 4Heads Introduces Portal

More Scene Wednesday: 4Heads Introduces Portal

April 6 / 16

Hey again….have one more thing to share with you and that is 4Heads Portal. Here’s a little tidbit about it……

cred: 4Heads

New Art Fair Will Launch May 2016 at Federal Hall National Memorial in Manhattan, Organized by Nonprofit 4heads, Inc.

Portal Art Fair Offers New Platform for Emerging Artists, And Invites Audiences to Rediscover Important Historic Landmark

Portal Continues Collaboration between 4heads, Inc. and the National Park Service, Following Success of 2015 Edition of Governors Island Art Fair

Press Preview to be Held on May 3; Open to the Public May 4 – 10

New York, NY—March 15, 2016—Portal, a new fair featuring approximately 40 artists, will open to the public on May 4 at historic Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street. Developed by 4heads, Inc.—the nonprofit behind Governors Island Art Fair (GIAF)—the fair builds on the organization’s mission to provide new platforms for emerging artists, from across the U.S. and abroad, to engage with the public, arts professionals, and collectors, while highlighting historically significant landmarks across the city. Following the success of the eighth edition of GIAF in September 2015, 4heads, Inc. decided to create a new fair that will leverage art world activity in New York City in early May to support the work of young and emerging artists.

Federal Hall National Memorial, which opened in 1842 as the United States Customs House, was designed by American sculptor John Frazee. Featured artists will install their work across three floors of the building, including the grand entrance rotunda, second floor galleries and balconies, and the lower level rotunda, allowing visitors to rediscover the monumental architecture through a diverse range of artistic perspectives.

Portal marks the second major collaboration between 4heads, Inc. and the National Park Service, following the successful exhibition of artist installations in Fort Jay at Governors Island National Monument last fall, and coincides with the centennial celebrations of the National Park Service throughout this year. As part of the National Park Service’s ongoing support for new artistic endeavors, Federal Hall will open to the public over the weekend, May 7-8, to encourage audience engagement with both the fair and the site.

Artists for Portal will be selected through an invitational process. 4heads, Inc. leadership will invite a selection of artists, many of whom have presented work across the eight editions of GIAF, and request proposals for engaging with specific areas of Federal Hall National Memorial. The vision is to provide individuals with a new opportunity to develop and present their work, building on their successes at GIAF and nurturing continued support for their practices. Final selections for participants will be made in April.

Portal will be carefully curated to present a diversity of work, including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media installations, and sound and video works. Among the artists already confirmed to participate are:

● Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Hill, whose thickly-painted works are inspired by the folklore and otherworldliness of the Deep South. Mysterious and, at times, haunting, Hill’s paintings mix remembrances of her youth with stories of magic.

● French artist Laetitia Soulier, whose meticulously composed photographs layer geometric patterns, objects from interior spaces, and human figures and limbs. Her works draw in and disorient the viewer, defying any clear reference or orientation.

● Uzbekistan-born, New York-based artist Alexandr Razin, whose mixed media constructions illuminate the process of their own making. Mining materials from everyday life, Razin creates large-scale dream-like creatures and machines that appear poised to either awaken into life or simply topple into a heap of broken parts.

● Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz, who creates realistic, life-sized figures from newspaper collaged over internal structures of wood and wire. His subjects are everyday people, often living on the margins of society, who evoke the familiarity of strangers we pass on the street.

● New York artist Dong Hee Lee, who uses hot glue as her primary material to create 3- dimensional abstract forms that evoke living organisms and organic matter, from the level of the cell or the idea of the universe.

As with GIAF, featured artists exhibit for free, and no admission to the fair will be charged, to encourage a wide array of individuals to participate as either exhibitor or viewer. Portal provides a new opportunity to experience the work of 40 artists in a week teeming with activity, and to reignite interest in the city’s architecture and history.

About 4heads, Inc: 4heads is non-profit organization run by artists for artists. It was launched in 2008, when artists Nicole Laemmle, Jack Robinson, and Antony Zito saw an opportunity to create a platform that would serve emerging artists and the local community through exhibitions, education programs, and artistic collaborations. The organization’s DIY spirit inspires and excites its audiences, while catalyzing a dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life. Its diverse slate of initiatives includes Governors Island Art Fair, Portal art fair, arts-education initiatives for underserved communities, and an Artists in Residence program. 4heads is committed to shedding new light on hidden culture and bringing new life to unexpected and unique spaces across the city.

About Federal Hall National Memorial: For 17 momentous months, from 1789 to 1790, the location of Federal Hall National Memorial was the seat of the United States federal government under the new Constitution. Moving into the former New York City Hall, Congress passed many of the founding laws of the nation and approved the Bill of Rights for ratification by the states. The 1883 statue of George Washington commemorates where our first president took the oath of office on April 30, 1789. The original building, torn down in 1812, was also the site of the trial and acquittal of printer John Peter Zenger in 1735, and the location where the Continental Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which defined the process of creating new states. The current building, constructed in 1842 as the U.S. Customs House, is one of the architectural marvels of New York City.

Location, Hours, and Transportation: Portal takes place at Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY. Open May 4-10, 2016 10am – 5pm Admission is free. A press preview will be held on May 3, at 11:00 am.

Federal Hall is easily accessible by bus and subway, in the hub of the Manhattan Financial District:

By Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street J, Z to Broad Street

By Bus – M5 to Rector Street M15, M20 to South Ferry

For additional information and images, please contact:

Alina Sumajin / Sascha Freudenheim PAVE Communications & Consulting / 646-369-2050 / 917-544-6057

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. Be blessed! Till Saturday for Scene Weekend!

featured cred: unknown