All posts tagged: Art

MidWeek Updates: Art Submissions from Artsy Shark

1.15.2020 Afternoon creative peeps! I got an email from Artsy Shark about their upcoming art submissions. For those interested in submitting here are the details… Credit source: Artsy Shark   Want to be a Featured Artist on Artsy Shark? Submissions are being accepted now!   Call for Artists Submissions accepted January 13-23, 2020    Artist credit , clockwise from top: Bob Landstrom, Kristi Abbott, Jeff Hornung, Jennifer Beaudet, Carol Davis, Kimberly Cammerata   Artsy Shark needs 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles.   Submissions are now open! We invite visual artists in any medium to apply, including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, wood, glass, fiber, ceramic, stone, metal, photography, digital art, printmaking, collage, jewelry, and others.              Featured Artists on Artsy Shark get publicity. Lots of it.      As a Featured Artist, you present your portfolio in visual form, and in your own words. Describe your inspiration, technique, goals, and achievements in an article that is all about you. Your feature is shared extensively with our large social media following …

Wknd Updates: Art Competitions, Contests…

1.4.2020 Evening…It’s time for a little competition, contests, and exhibitions. Thanks to Artshow, they have a handful this month. I will post those of mid-January.  Credit source: artshow.com Black and White: 2020 Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, February 1-20, 2020. Juror: Todd Johnson. 24 photographs will be selected for an exhibition at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be displayed online. Open to all photographers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 10, 2020. More info. Contact: email or call 503-804-5032     “Patterns and Texture” Online Juried Painting Competition Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition. Lead Juror – Marie McCallum. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All submitted work must have been created by the artist within the last 3 years. Artwork must be a painting using any of the following media: Oil, Acrylic, Pastels, Watercolor and/or Mixed Media. Artwork must have a pattern or texture or both. Artwork may be any subject matter. This is a professionally managed online competition, we …

The Best Art Shows of 2019

12.16.19 We’re starting off the Best of 2019 with the best art shows. There was plenty to see this year and Vulture has its list of best art shows of 2019.  Credit source: Vulture The 10 Best Art Shows of 2019   From an art-world protest to a radically original self-portraitist. By Jerry Saltz   This year saw an art-world protest drown out the Whitney Biennial and the arrival of one of the most interesting new artists we’ve seen in recent years. 1. Protests by Decolonize This Place Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images In the spring, this activist group essentially crowded out the Whitney Biennial with a series of protests focused on the museum’s board member Warren Kanders, a military-supplies mogul who eventually stepped down. This was a major disruption of power dynamics that often seem imperturbable. But in the end, they were also only perturbed; Kanders’s resignation was just incremental change. And while the protest shows a path forward, an honest conversation about toxic philanthropy and systemic reconstruction has yet to begin. The artworld is …

MidWeek Update: Art Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico

12.11.19 Hello and Happy Wednesday! Just one post for today and it involves a workshop in New Mexico. Here are the details courtesy of Artshow… Credit source: artshow.com Awaken Your True Creativity Retreat in Santa Fe, NM (April 22-25, 2020) Join me on a unique 4-day creative experience designed to inspire and rekindle the relationship with your inner artist through the art of mixed media. During the retreat, you will uncover your true creativity by blending together different mediums to create an interesting and rich wall hanging art piece. You will create your own collage material through the exploration of different watercolor techniques. In addition to creating your own art piece during the retreat, I will be walking you through a series of brief journaling exercises to help you connect with your inner artist and creativity. Includes all art materials, complimentary henna tattoo, yoga, food, a field trip through Canyon Road and more. Early Bird – $675; Regular – $775. Learn more     More to come on the Weekend Updates, enjoy the rest of …

Shadow Spotlight: Native Americans in Art

11.18.19 Hello again… Shadow Spotlight Week, featuring Native Americans in the creative fields. I have found about several Native American artists that are making their mark in the present.      Nicholas Galanin As an artist, Nicholas Galanin has utilized a wide range of tools and techniques and tapped into influences from conceptual art, pop culture, indigenous philosophy, protest, and his Tlingit and Unangax̂ (Aleut) ancestry. Born in Sitka, Alaska, the artist’s work is often characterized as a fusion of elements found along a continuum between tradition and contemporaneity: he’s modified an AR-15 rifle with Tlingit hand-engraving, carved walnut, and a hand-sewn sea otter strap; a photomontage pairs a 1906 Edward Curtis image of a young Hopi-Tewa woman with a photo of Carrie Fisher as Star Wars’s Princess Leia; a taxidermied polar bear rug is clad in an American flag; his music, created as part of the trio Indian Agent (with Otis Calvin III and Zak Dylan Wass) melds hip-hop, experimental, and electronic sounds with stories and sensibilities from its members’ Indigenous, African, and European backgrounds. But it’s a premise he rejects: the “tradition versus contemporary” binary, he argues, is …

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