Thursday, September 27, 2007
When you enter the large foyer, to the right, you see a beautiful turn of the century staircase, reminiscent to the one in "Gone With the Wind". Go past that and keep going. At that point, you should start seeing some of the artists. However, you may not, if the door is closed. If it is closed; just go on in. We are a group of professional artists working in various mediums from performance to visual art and we are a friendly bunch.
See you Tuesday Oct. 2 at 7PM at the ARTists Round Table.
Now if reading on the web is just not your thing and you do not have a ton of color ink loaded on your printer; you may want to buy some of the great books on Color they have on this website -Books on Color. If you just want to know what colors to paint for the Spring 2008 market just see "Fashion Trendsetter".
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who makes the coolest mirrors of them all?
Gail Cunningham of Bay Harbor Designs that's who
This is just too cute. This great looking mirror was made by none other than Gail Cunningham. We met her at the fairgrounds during art drop off and got talking. Gail often does interesting jewelry pieces with polymer clay and I was curious to see what she had sent in. She showed me this and I am sure this has got to be a winner!
We always thought these polymer clay items were hand painted and marveled at the intricate designs she creates. She told us they are not painted at all. Each pattern is created using a multitude of various colored clays.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ilona, with her bright red hair and super long flirty red eyelashes standing less than 5 foot tall speaks with a European accent and gets noticed everywhere she goes. She truly is a star! Ilona does a dance routine ever summer in Cape Cod, known as "The Eyelash Review".
If you would like to learn to paint or have taken class with Ilona before and would like to continue in your studies, you may contact Sandra Phaup through the Trenholm Art Guild or make a comment here and inquire for further details. Sign up as soon as you can before the classes are full.
Inquiry about Classes with Ilona here
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
"SouthernPotters.com is an online directory of Southern Potters for potters to list contact information at no cost. The aim of the site is to provide a service for potters and to be a resource for collectors. In addition to the Potters Directory, potters may post free their kiln openings and shows. Also, the first 100 potters will receive a free web page until March 2008."
Over 60 artists will have their various artworks on display and you will be able to meet the artists all day today in downtown Columbia, SC and for the next two days. If you are going to the Greek Festival, you can't miss FallN2Art as they are right beside each other. For a list of participating artists go to The Artists Round Table website by clicking it.
*Photograph by Julie Cooper, "Full Moon" downtown Columbia, SC
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
They also have a list of Art Museums Worldwide which is broken down by country
(and states for USA). This is an amazing list. So before your next vacation, look up where ever you are going and find the art museums in that area. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ If you are searching for an artist, they have many artists here besides the top 30. Here is the current top 10 Quoted from Artcyclopedia...
" 1 Pablo Picasso
2 Vincent van Gogh
3 Leonardo da Vinci
4 Claude Monet
5 Salvador Dali
6 Henri Matisse
7 Andy Warhol
9 Peter Paul Rubens
10 Edgar Degas "
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Set-up on Friday, November 16, 2007 – 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
115 North 2nd Street, Downtown Wilmington, NC
Registration Deadline – 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Registration Fee - $50*
Registration form at: http://www.creativewilmington.com/
Contact: Matthew Dols firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 910.251.9296
*A portion of the proceeds will benefit CreativeWilmington a Wilmington Arts non-profit organization.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I do have some art news!! I've begun blogging for South Carolina State University's IP Stanback Museum & Planetarium - it's called CRASH, which is an acronym for Civil Rights, Art, Science and Humanities. It will showcase all that goes on concerning the arts in our community. On it you will find info about the Southern Circuit Independent film series, and the first one will show this Sunday, September 16 at 5 PM at the Museum. Actually, the plans are to show it in the planetarium - it will be cool to see it in place of the stars and galaxies!!" quoted from Harriett Hilton
While doing my research for links I discovered the Southern Circuit blog. Enjoy!
I am calling to get my tickets now. I love funny musicals!
I have been real fortunate to have learned a lot about web design from a variety of wonderful educators. One such person happens to be the web designer at SCETV and an educator named Greg Lunn. He has a great blog which I thought might be real helpful for those of us that have websites and would like to take them up a notch or two with special effects and interesting attributes. For a sample of his flash animation work see
Gullah Music at Know it all.
Greg will be teaching a class in "Flash" next Thursday and Friday Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 at the Northeast campus of Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC. Any interested artists or web designers should call MTC Continuing Ed to sign up as soon as you can at 803-732-0432. For more info on the Continuing Education program their website is at www.mtctraining.com.
In the mean time check out Greg's blog at Monkey Flash.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Good Morning! Aaah; nothing like a fresh cup of coffee using kona beans from Hawaii to get the brain thinking.
Tonight at 80808 Studios in the Vista in Columbia SC they are having an art show from 5-10 pm, with many international artists. It should be a great show and really the first of this magnitude in this area that I can recall. Of course most all our local favorite artists from 80808 will be there too. Laura Spong will be showing work from her early days as well. *
This past week we had our Artist Round Table meeting on Tues. We met with each other to discuss marketing, websites, art shows, art business and the ever popular subject among artists; selling more art. If you are a serious artist and are not a member; you may want to really consider this business minded ART group. ART meets the first Tues. of every month at 7 pm at the Chamber of Commerce 930 Richland St. Columbia, SC. *
Monday Sept. 10 Trenholm Art Guild aka: TAG is having the monthly art meeting at Richland County Recreation Commission; at The Forest Lake Park in Columbia, SC Meeting 7PM. Speaker Lee Malerich, nationally known fiber artist and teacher from Neeses, SC at 7:30 pm
Monday Sept. 17th Crooked Creek Art League meets aka CCAL at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin SC
Thursday Sept 20 Seven Oaks Art League aka: SOAL will be having their monthly meeting
at Seven Oaks Park in the St Andrews area of Columbia, SC at 7 PM. Group gets together starting about 6:30 for greet and meet, all artists are welcome to attend.
Painting on the back porch... I will admit this week is definitely cooler (than last week) thank goodness. The group of paintings I have been working on are coming along well. I have just finished putting the final touches on my piece for the fair and am real excited about it.
Besides the Fair piece I have 5 others in process. Since I am painting on a bunch of canvases during each sitting, perhaps it would be best to bring more than one canvas when I paint at Saluda Shoals. Heaven forbid I may get bored or stifled just working on one. Laugh! You see, I really like doing a lot of paintings at the same time. With the great loopy curved and bent trees I will be in front of I think that will call for at the very least two paintings. Come see me paint on Sunday Oct. 7th at Saluda Shoals Park from 1-4 in Columbia, SC.
Have a great day.... paint your life away...it's a lot of fun!
Monday, September 3, 2007
Peter Max is now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA along with the city wide celebration of "The Summer of Love" anniversary.
It's times like these I wish I were back in CA. I could hop in the car and head into SF and check out the show. The first time I ever saw his work was in San Francisco; CA. The bright colors in his posters felt like they were alive. The artwork spoke to me and it was one of life's defining moments! I was just a child doodling with the brightest colors I could find in pastels, crayons or even Tri Chem. How could I ever go back to Spirograph drawings and Jon Gnagy paint kits after seeing the electrifying works of Peter Max?
Answer: I couldn't!
If you would like to see what I am talking about click on his name or buy this book:
"The Art of Peter Max" TMc; dated 2002 written by Charles Riley II. There are lots of images on large format glossy paper and it is like taking a trip down memory lane with a big box of Eye Candy.
California Dreaming of a Peter Max Art Show *
I found a jpeg image of this painting which my son has. It is a 16 x 20 inch on pre-stretched canvas; called "Playing". It is about being a kid and playing. You see the colorful little hopscotch board; creating a circle and the Raggedy Ann (or Andy) feet dangling down and the big eyed girl; getting ready to play! That's me today; the big eyed girl; getting ready to play.
Have fun and go play!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
CALL FOR ARTISTS: DEADLINE: 30 Sep 2007
is an international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. A European gallery exhibition and a total of € 17,000 in cash may be awarded each quarter to the first, second and third place winners. First place winners receive up to € 10,000 plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine.
The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for you to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of your artworks. Gain international recognition for your artwork and be interviewed along with the world's top artists, curators and gallery owners in Art Interview Online Magazine.
Read more information on the competition and how to enter it!
Last years winners were:
Marcus Antonius Jansen ; Mai Tomita ;Matt DeFord ;Koji Omori ;Lidia Simeonova ;Kevin Bell ;
Helga Portanier ;Katarina Gajewska ;Oksana Bumstead .
Good Luck to you all...
I worked in acrylics and pastels on several different canvases. I often work on several at a time. It's like one feeds the other. I also do a lot of dripping, spraying and watering so I often need to let one dry a bit in the sun to capture an effect. If it rains while it is outside; that's even better (sometimes) because it creates a unique design that cannot be duplicated. I love the idea of one of a kind and creating something that never existed. It's a powerful sensation. My color scheme was perhaps more monochrome than is typical working in burnt sienna and yellow ochre.
Much to my surprise Jean Ehler was working in bright colors like fuchsia and purples which she custom mixed in oil paints on her palette. Ehler worked on a smaller canvas painting some beautiful flowers; from a photograph. I asked her about her technique and she said she usually draws the composition in charcoal and then paints. However; with this painting; she went for the paints. She had a flawless blue background and several large open flowers. We had talked about Georgia O'Keefe and as different as we paint from each other; both of us have been inspired by her work and both have done pieces in that style.
While I was using a regular Stanrite aluminium studio easel Jean Ehler had her traveling easel; which I really liked. I have a wood box Julian style one; but when you travel and walk a long way to paint; it does get quite burdensome. Ehler's new black easel was like a modern tall tripod which all clicked in to place and fit in a shoulder bag. Of course I had to find out where it came from. Yes; I will be running to Hobby Lobby on my next day off and finding this little gem! This will be perfect for "Through the Eyes of Art" show in Saluda Shoals; on Sun. Oct. 7th from 1-5PM.
Have a great Day;
About the painting: "Floral Fantasy" is an oil painting c by Jean Bourque on 24 x 18 canvas