All posts tagged: Art

Wknd Update: 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

1.19.19 Hello! Got some great things to pass along to you, courtesy of Agora Gallery/34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. I posted last year’s competition. According to the site posted below, the competition is closed, but you can subscribe by email and they will gladly let you know when the next one comes along…here is a press release information about the competition… Credit source: Agora Gallery/Chelsea International Fine Art Competition     34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition and promote career growth. “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition has been an annual tradition within New York City’s vibrant art scene for more than 30 years. Artists from around the world can have their work reviewed by distinguished jurors and, if selected, exhibit their work in a major Chelsea gallery. It’s a marvelous opportunity open to all and …

My Best Creative Close-Up for 2018…

12.30.18 I know there was something planned for this month’s Creative Close-Up, but I wanted to do something different of course. So I choose my best creative close-up. Creative Close-Up: Creating Art On My Terms “You can draw…ohhh. Can you do a painting for me?” That’s probably what you get when you mention that you can draw, paint, sketch, you know what I mean. Then when you put a little bit of your work out there, they start to ask if you can do a portrait for them. I can draw, sketch, and paint. I love it because I’m such a creative person and while I’m flattered for people to ask, I just don’t too much like it.  Why? Well, I ask, how big do want the portrait or drawing to be? What do you want it to look like? All these kinds of questions, the ones I hate to ask because I don’t want to step on any toes to hurt feelings. I did accept one from a lady at my church, but this …

Best of 2018: Art

12.29.18 Reached the end of Best of 2018 and that is Art. I haven’t seen a lot of it this year, but in 2019 I will make up for it! Here is a small list of art museums who in my artistic opinion that had exhibitions that showed some really great art. Plus, there is an article from Vulture by Jerry Saltz.  Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC Delacroix French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America. –The Met exhibition overreview The Met Fifth Avenue /  1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 Phone: 212-535-7710 http://www.metmuseum.org The exhibition will be held  at The Met from SEPTEMBER 17, 2018–JANUARY 6, 2019   …

MidWeek Update: Upcoming Programs @ MOCA

12.26.18 Hello and Good Morning to you! Hope everyone’s Christmas was a nice and wonderful one. Mine was peaceful. I’m back with a few things to post today, like what’s going on at Moca, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Here’s a peek at what they have in store for January 2019. Credit source: MOCA Exhibition Highlight Tours EVERY THURSDAY: 5:30PM & 6:30PM EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 12PM & 2PM   THURSDAYJAN 3, 2019 @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA LECTURE Artists on Artists: Rebecca Morris on Laura Owens On the occasion of Laura Owens at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, painter Rebecca Morris addresses the exhibition and her take on the medium of painting as employed by fellow painter Owens.     THURSDAYJAN 10, 2019 @MOCA Grand Avenue SCREENING Filmforum at MOCA: Small, Real: Observation and the Mundane One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art is inspired by artist Manny Farber’s call for an art of “both observing and being in the world.” Presented in conjunction with Kahlil Joseph’s film Fly Paper, which is the …

Where To…Washington, D.C.

12.22.18 Last stop of the year, Washington D.C., our nation’s capital. Art galleries, museums, theatre…you just have to find what you can do in D.C. Credit source: washington.org ART GALLERIES/MUSEUMS   Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery  8th & F St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Penn Quarter/Chinatown CONTACT (202) 633-8300 / (202) 633-8290 fax WEBSITE   Artechouse  1238 Maryland Ave. SW Washington, DC 20024 Southwest Waterfront CONTACT info@artechouse.com WEBSITE       THEATRE    Ford’s Theatre 511 10th St. NW Washington, DC 20004 Penn Quarter/Chinatown CONTACT (202) 347-4833 / (202) 638-1001 fax or onstage@fords.org WEBSITE   Experience Unlimited 8775 Centre Park Dr. Suite 774 Columbia, MD 21045 DC Metro Area CONTACT (410) 880-6111 or becky@liaisonrecords.com WEBSITE   LIVE MUSIC   9:30 Club   815 V St. NW Washington, DC 20001 U Street CONTACT (202) 265-0930 / (202) 265-1392 fax or human@930.com WEBSITE   Union Stage 740 Water St. SW Washington, DC 20024 Southwest Waterfront CONTACT (703) 224-8039 or events@unionstage.com WEBSITE To learn more go to washington.org. Winter Reads and Best of 2018 will continue next week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.    Featured image source: Washington DC

MidWeek Update: Calling All Artists!

12.12.18 Hello Hump Day Wednesday! Calling all artists…courtesy of Art Show, found some exhibitions or contests to get your creativity running. Deadlines ending throughout the month of January 2019.  Credit source: Art Show FrontierSpace 2019 Call for Exhibition Proposals FrontierSpace in Missoula, MT seeks solo, two-person and group exhibition proposals in any medium. FrontierSpace strives to connect new creative and critical thinkers from outside, as well as from within the regional community to enrich artistic dialogue. We strive to provide opportunities for new work to be exposed to Montana while also fostering possibilities for Montana to interact with a broader artistic community. It is our intention to consistently look towards possibilities, welcome ideas, and expand the artistic horizon. $10 submission fee. Deadline: January 1, 2019. More info. Contact: email     2nd Annual Women Artists’ Art Competition Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with the 2nd Annual Women Artists online art competition, January 15 – April 14, 2019. Best in Show winners invited to the 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs. Top 5 winners invited to …

MidWeek Update: Art Basel in Hong Kong

11.28.18 Hello, my friends. The last Wednesday for this month and I found something great from Art Basel. Just a few details about the event, which will be held in Hong Kong in March 2019. Please read on… Credit source: Art Basel ART BASEL IN HONG KONG   March 29 – 31, 2019 Our Hong Kong show, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, features premier galleries from Asia and beyond. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists. You can go online to http://www.artbasel.com/hong-kong for the following information: The Show Exhibitors Meet the Gallerists Visitor Information Travel   Opening Hours & Venue Private View (by invitation only)Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2pm to 8pmThursday, March 28, 2019, 1pm to 5pm Vernissage (by invitation only)Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5pm to 9pm Public DaysFriday, March 29, 2019, 1pm to 8pm (12 noon to 1pm VIP …

Creative Close-Up: From ARTnews…

11.26.18 Hello all…Doing something different for this post. Have found three articles from ARTnews. All three are archives for this month…respective. Hope you enjoy them and the rest of your Monday evening, be blessed.  Credit source: ARTnews   From the Archives: Walter Pach on Eugène Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People,’ in 1946 BY The Editors of ARTnews POSTED 11/23/18 10:00 AM    From the Archives: Looking at Laurie Simmons’s Work Over the Decades BY Alex Greenberger POSTED 11/16/18 12:29 PM     Then and Now: Warhol’s Back—Again BY The Editors of ARTnews POSTED 11/09/18 9:30 AM       Image source: (featured image: unknown)Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830.VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONSLaurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976, gelatin silver print.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SALON 94Andy Warhol, Before and After [4], 1962.©THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. AND ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK