Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Congratulations to all the artists!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Michael Story will be teaching oil painting at City Art Gallery in the Vista on Lincoln St. Columbia, SC on Monday evenings 6-9PM starting Sept 19th for 6 weeks. Or if you prefer mornings, he will also have an oil painting class on Tuesday mornings 10Am to 1PM starting Sept. 20th, for 6 wks.
If you prefer painting in pastels or would like to learn about composition using pastels, Michael Story will be teaching a class on Thursday mornings at City Art Gallery starting Sept. 22 for 6 weeks. Contact City Art using the link to their site for more details.
Trenholm Artists Guild Columbia, SC Meets Sept. 12th
Open invite to all artists and art students. Come to our meeting and see for yourself, why Trenholm Artists Guild has been around longer than any other Columbia, SC area art league. Free for your first visit. If you decide to join, the annual dues is $25. You may choose to have your art on the TAG website and / or have your website listed for a small additional fee.
Trenholm Artists Guild aka TAG meets the second Monday of every month from Sept. to May, with the month of December off for the holidays. We meet at Forest Lake Park at 6820 Wedgefield Rd. NE Columbia. Social at 630PM with refreshments. The meeting begins at 7PM. We will discuss plans for the year and art opportunities. For more information on the TAG website, click it.
This year’s line up of guest speakers promises to be very exciting starting with well known artist Michael Story of Lexington SC. Michael has a BFA from USC and has been shown in numerous galleries. He has many corporate and residential clients, throughout the world. In addition to his original oils he also has prints available for many of his paintings. For more information about our guest speaker, click on his name to go to his website.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Can you depict a functional view of 'love"? The theme should explore the 'rational', or "non-romantic" conceptual views of love. From the stand point of evolutionary theory, "love' is simply an evolved mechanism in the higher species to motivate and support the bonding between animals for the purpose of nurturing offspring, and other environmental engagements - all to serve survival and perpetuation of the species (or genes). Thus, beyond all the 'romantic' depictions of love over time, 'love' is simply the expression/experience of an addictive group of chemicals serving a function. Can you depict a non-romantic, strictly functional view of 'love"?
The only firm restriction is that images should not be overtly sexual as this will be a public show available for viewing by all ages.
Ongoing International exposure at no cost.*- Online Exhibition * Traveling Gallery Exhibitions
Curators Choice Recognition Award
Best of Show via online voting
Best of Show recognition at participating venues
No entry fees for first 35 submissions. No other associated fees.
ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Open to artists worldwide, 18 years and older. You must have a website on Artists2artists.net (visit to get one, it's free) with samples of your previous artwork displayed to be eligible .
The Postcard artwork must be "original", fit the United States Post Office's definition of a 'postcard' (No more than 4-1/4 inches high X 6 inches long X 0.016 inch thick), and be sent to the show curator at:
Postcard Show Curator
P.O. Box 4158
Kaneohe, HI 96744
You may send the postcard as is, or within a protective envelope. There is no limit as to the number of cards you may enter, but only one will be selected for exhibition. Please include your name, email address and Artists2artists.net website address on the back of the postcard."
Small Print - terms of participation/conditions
By entering this exhibition you agree that your submitted Postcard will not be returned and will become the property of Access Arts Inc., and such may be used for future online and physical exhibitions without restriction (No image modifications will be made other than image size formatting for online exhibition if required. Authorship with contact information will always be associated when displayed in any venue).
* Please note that Curator reserves the right to deny card(s) for exhibition due to poor quality of artwork, damage, and/or inappropriate content (please keep in mind that this is a public show available for viewing by all ages). Also note that we intend to create a traveling show, beginning in New York as mentioned, however we cannot guarantee exhibition venues at this time. Once confirmed we will post details on the 'Love is a Hormone' Exhibition website. Access Arts also reserves the right to cancel this exhibition at anytime due to lack of participation. All conditions still apply.
Since 1994 the Access Arts' Network has been dedicated to the world wide distribution of information for artists and contemporary art institutions. Our publications span subscription based local, national and international newsletters and magazines; internet based art and artist publications for the professional community; art news networks, and other artist advocacy and promotion services.
Founded by a former Executive Director of an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Director of Goodwill Industries, Access Arts' mission also serves to promote accessibility to the arts through support of programs providing free education for economically disadvantage and special need populations. "
good luck :)
There is something truly exciting about seeing your art work in print. Now most artists have seen their art on the web as many upload this themselves to social media networks, their own blog or website. Many galleries now include a website where they will show your art work, too. But seeing your art in a book, magazine or paper is truly one of life's exciting moments."The process of selecting contemporary artists to present their work in International Contemporary Artists volume III is nearly over and there are only a few available pages left in the book." So dig up your best jpegs and get them sent off as soon as you can. This is your opportunity!
"As in volume II the book will include paintings, sculptures, installations, digital art and photography, showing in each page the individuality of each artist and different styles of expression as well.
Emerging and established artists are welcome to submit their work for selection in order to be included to the book."
"A juried committee will select the artists who will be able to show their work in a full-color art book. Each selected artist will be presented in the book in a one-page layout that will include images of his/her work, an essay or statement and his/her contact information."
You can find additional information about the book at: www.incoartists.com
The book is distributed worldwide through major book wholesalers and online shops.
Julia Adison is the Assistant Curator at
US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, US
EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Avenue, Athens 115 27, GR
www.incoartists.com Check out their website and send your artwork in to get published in an international full color book of artists!
If you would like a copy of Volume 2, they are available on Amazon.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Just saw a copy of “Where Women Create”
What a great name for a magazine! Before I ever opened the cover
I had fallen in love with the name of the magazine and my mind went
exploring in creative directions too numerous to count. I opened the magazine
and was so impressed with all the beautiful colors, bright and bold nothing mundane.
I didn't have to read a word and I knew I found a magazine that I would love to
look at over and over.
I read a story about a brilliant woman that started a t-shirt business where
the customer actually experiences making their own t-shirt design. She has her
shop in the style of a NY Deli and serves the completed t-shirt wrapped in butcher paper
and a bag of chips. She’s planning on getting an ice cream truck and serving
t-shirts instead of ice cream during the summer months.
Beautifully appointed studios with lots of light and storage and a clean, organized feel,
Made me long to have that kind of space. Big enough to be organized and everything
having its place, so the flow of your work doesn't have to be broken up to go look for things. .
I saw one space that had bright red walls with black fishnets as room toppers,
in which she showed and worked on baby dolls. It may have also been her store.
A variety of fine arts and crafts were represented all in bright bold colors! Neon and electric
Lots of light and some natural lighting filled each room with a glow. Part of what I saw was the
Love and care the artist has for their space and their craft. Many studios also held a sewing
Machine. I still have a sewing machine, I don’t think I've used it in at least ten years.
Something about fabric makes me think of the women in the mills and even further back women
Spinning yarn, making their own fabrics and papers. It’s nostalgic to me, like a fairy tale.
I learned to sew at 7 years old. My first projects were a pin cushion by hand, then Mom taught
me to make a marble bag. (I have three brothers) Then I made my first pair of elastic waist pants.
I remember them well, they were green cotton.
You know a magazine is great if it gets you thinking and you feel like creating from reading it.
Just like a book is great if it helps you become more creative. One book I strongly
Recommend is “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. When you look through the chapters
and do a little bit of reading you will learn to bring more creativity into your life.
Soon, you will look forward to morning pages and maybe you’ll even start a blog so you can
share and explore your enthusiasm for the creative side.
If you see this magazine in the store, look through it and I think you will agree it’s a great magazine.
I feel like I went on my artist date after looking at it briefly.
Photo of Painting by Jean Bourque a 16x20 mixed media collage with a variety of fabrics.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Artist, Jean Bourque will be doing performance painting live to REDD WYNE music at Buckaroo's on Lake Murray at Dreher Island Rd.Chapin, SC. It's just before the bridge and Newberry County Line. The artist stated "Nothing could be finer than painting to one of my favorite bands, overlooking the lake at night. It's going to be a fun evening."
Jean Bourque will be bringing some of her well known Guitar Series paintings. These are brightly colored guitar paintings on large canvases, ready to hang on your wall. Special pricing night of the event only! Mark your calendar to attend. Thank you!