All posts tagged: November 2014


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 Oh! There is one more thing…….   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 and   Advertisements


November 26, 2014 Good Afternoon! Last Artscene Newsletter for the year 2014. Part 3 of Where To See Native American Art and Miami Pulse 2014 is here. Read on……   WHERE TO SEE AMERICAN INDIAN ART  Mid-American All-Indian Center – Wichita, KS Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, NM Museum of the Cherokee Indian – Cherokee, NC Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Santa Fe, NM Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – Kendal College, Evanston, IL Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum – Warner, NH National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC Red Earth Museum – Oklahoma City, OK Sherman Indian Museum – Riverside, CA The Sioux Indian Museum – Rapid City, SD Southwest Museum of the American Indian – Los Angeles, CA Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – Santa Fe, NM Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center – Yakima, WA Galleries Specializing in Native American Art All My Relations Gallery – Minneapolis, MN Arctic Raven Gallery – Friday Harbor, WA Blue Rain Gallery – Taos, NM David Cook Fine American Art – Denver, …


November 10, 2014 Hello and good morning! Monday has come back around….(blah), but let’s focus not one but several spotlight artists as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Harvey Pratt Elsie Allen Anthony Durand Richard Aitson Judith Lowry Sharron Ahtone Harjo   Edmonia Lewis Richard Ray Whitman Bob Haozous Linda Lomahaftewa Amanda Crowe Marcus Amerman I hope you like these talented works of art by these artists. It’s a great way to celebrate the heritage of being Native American, from Apache, Choctaw, Hopi to Cherokee. All nations! Enjoy your Monday and be blessed. featured image courtesy of Winter Awakening of the O-Khoo-Wak by Helen Hardin. Image credit: Helen Hardin (U.S., Santa Clara, 1943-1984) Winter Awakening of the O-Khoo-Wah, 1972 Acrylic on board, 14 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. Read more:The Gilmer Mirror – University of Oklahoma Announces Fall Celebration of James T Bialac Native American Art Collection photos courtesy of (*),,, (**),,,, and * two photos from wikipedia ** four photos from native arts collective


November 7, 2014 Hello everybody! Friday is upon us and everyone is ready to take that weekend breather…..I have an announcement to make. First, November 26 will be the last post for the year. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching soon, I’ve decided to give Esquisses a break during December, but you can still catch up on the posts from the beginning of 2014. Second, I’m working on a new project. This has started back a few months ago and it will be a new step, new beginning for Esquisses. The blog will be moving to a new address. This has been a decision in the making for a good while. Don’t worry, everything is all good! It’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ll keep you guys updated, so you’ll know what’s going on. Enjoy your Friday, the weekend, and be always blessed! featured image courtesy of


November 1, 2014 Volume 2 / Number 11 featured image courtesy of I have to say that November is one of my favorite months. From where I am, the weather has become quite cold really quickly. I’m mean bundle up cold! November is Native American Heritage Month. There will be a few Spotlight Artists, along with Native American art of all forms. You’ll get to see a few museums that are dedicated to Native American art. I’m sure there are few or maybe more of you, including myself that have some Native American running in your veins. The competition from deviantART, What Does Your Art Journey Look like will end on Wednesday, November 5. I will have it posted, but as I’ve stated before, this is the last time you’ll see it! Lastly I will be make an announcement in a few weeks. Nothing to fret about, I assure you, Esquisses ain’t going nowhere! Thanksgiving is at hand!


October 29, 2014 Good Morning peeps! There is an auction going on at the Academy of Art University. Read on…….   ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY 19TH ANNUAL FACULTY & ALUMNI FINE ART AUCTION Saturday November 8, 2014 The Cannery, San Francisco Preview: November 6 – 7 / 10 am – 6 pm Reception & Live Auction: Saturday, November 8, 2014 / 2 pm: Reception begins / 3 pm: Live auction begins Silent Auction: Ends approximately 30 minutes after closing of live auction AAU Galleries @ The Cannery / 2801 Leavenworth Street / San Francisco, CA 94109 Benefiting the University’s Student Scholarship Fund To register now, view artwork or request a catalog go to: / 1.800.544.2787 Sponsored by Academy of Art University Foundation and hosted by Academy of Art University’s non-profit galleries, directly supports the Fine Art Student Scholarship Fund. 50% of the proceeds are donated directly to the Student Scholarship Fund and are tax-deductible. The remaining 50% of the proceeds are dispersed directly to the artist. Enjoy and be blessed on your Wednesday! featured …


September 6, 2014 Hello all! Enjoying the weekend so far? Well I’m enjoying mine.  I love visiting Arts Business Institute (or ABI) because they are so helpful with the business of selling creativity. A few weeks ago I posted three workshops and now I’m letting you know about this one. Read on: ARTS BUSINESS WORKSHOP MARKETING MAGIC co-sponsored by The Yard School of Art at MAM Saturday, November 8, 2014 Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Avenue,  Montclair, New Jersey Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Registration opens 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.      Selling Your Artwork into Different Markets – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon  Creative Marketing for Artists – Carolyn Edlund 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch Break 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Trends in Art and Adding Value – Wendy Rosen 2:15 p. m. – 3:15 p.m.       Building Gallery Relationships – Carolyn Edlund 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.        Personalized Business Consultations (pre-scheduled) Individual Courses (all talks includes Q&A ) Selling Your Artwork into Different …