All posts tagged: Art

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 …

MidWeek Update: An Art Fair & Comic-Con

6.5.19 Hello all! First Wednesday of June and I have two things go along to you. First off, Portal: Governors Island, formerly Governor’s Island Art Fair and then Comic-Con International San Diego… Credit source: Governors Island Fair & Comic-Con For those living in NYC or visiting, here are a few facts about this annual event. FAQs – Portal: GI 2019› Portal: Governors Islandformerly known as Governors Island Art Fair The 11th Annual Art Fair on Governors Island Organized by the Nonprofit 4heads, Inc. On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4heads will open Portal: Governors Island (formerly known as Governors Island Art Fair), featuring a diverse range of artists from across the U.S. and abroad. Installations, which span the spectrum of artistic genre and media, will be presented across eight of the historic homes on Colonels Row, with each artist installing in an individual room or connective space. Now in its 12th year, Portal: GI heralds the start of the fall visual arts season in New York, with a spirited atmosphere that encourages conversation between artists and visitors and challenges the established fair …

Creative Close-Up: For the Artists…

4.30.19 Hello everyone! I found an article from Art Business News that I wanted to share with you today. It’s by Katey Carey titled, How Artists Can Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries. I hope you like and learn a few things from this article for those of you who are approaching and researching galleries to showcase your works. How Artists Can Make Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries by KATIE CAREY You probably already know the basics of approaching a gallery. You have a solid portfolio of current work. You researched and targeted galleries that show relevant work. You polished your CV and artist statement. Everything has been prepared with care and you are ready to send it off and finally land representation from your target gallery. But, how can you ensure that you are making a strong impression? And what’s more, make sure you foster these important relationships? Here are just a few tips from gallerists, curators and artists on how to put your best foot forward and increase your opportunities in …

MidWeek Updates: CSU Summer Camps 2019

3.20.19 He ho…just two posts for today. Really three. The first is Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. For those living in the area and are at a lost on what your child can do during the summer, this program is probably the answer… Credit source: CSU Activ8 Ready To Activ8 Your Summer? 10 weeks, 3 age groups and over 200 classes covering Music to Science to Sports to Media and Beyond! Parents, help your budding Genius Kids discover the exciting Summer Camp opportunities that Continuing & Professional Education has for youth in Columbus, GA to improve their knowledge and skills. Great Summer KIDS CAMPS and teen programming keep area youth engaged in education while having fun. You will find quality programs that promote leadership and youth development through enrichment activities, unique experiences, and opportunities to develop relationships with adults and peers. Activ8 includes: Activ8 Academy Activ8 Activ8ers Activ8 Between2teen Activ8 Catalog Coca-Cola Space Science Center Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative Schwob School of Music Cougar Athletics Extras   To register and more please …

MidWeek Updates: Art World Conference 2019

3.13.19 Happy Wednesday everyone! Received this one on short notice, but I hope for those interested you may still be able to attend. The Art World Conference 2019 is coming, April 25-27, 2019. Here are the details… Credit source: Eventbrite   ART WORLD CONFERENCE 2019 by Art World Conference, LLC     Welcome to ART WORLD CONFERENCE, a new, annual professional development experience bringing together ARTISTS and ARTS PROFESSIONALS at all stages in their careers. All confirmed conference Presenters are listed below! Registration includes a Welcome Party on Thursday, April 25 (6pm – 9pm) at New York Academy of Art (111 Franklin Street, NYC) and entry into two full days of programming, April 26 – 27 at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, NYC). Art World Conference is a business and financial literacy conference that includes panel discussions, conversations, and in-depth workshops addressing many of the opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists.Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, and investing to managing public projects, …

MidWeek Update: Doodle for Google…

3.6.19 One more thing to add and this was sent to me on very short notice! Doodle for Google is looking for students K-12 for this special project. Here are the details from their how to enter page… Credit source: Doodle for Google How to enter We’re excited to see some amazing doodles this year. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 18, 2019, 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here’s some information to help you get started: Download or print the entry form. Doodle:Artists create their doodles using any materials they want. Write: Doodle description – Write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents something that inspires you. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form. Submit: Enter the contest. Entry form …