Monday, February 23, 2009
I have decided to purchase at least 25% of my supplies from independent artists and sellers on Etsy. It takes an effort, but together we can help each other.
---Today I bought beeswax from beekeepers in Michigan through Etsy.
Excerpted from the Stone Soup Challenge -
I am hearing fear in the voices of my fellow artists whenever the subject of the economy is discussed. So I've decided to do something about it. Using the folktale, Stone Soup, as my inspiration, I am creating a grassroots movement in the art community to help artists overcome their fears and give them control over their future.
In Stone Soup, a stranger comes to a starving village and looks for food. He puts a boiling pot on the water and adds a stone, telling everyone he is making stone soup. Gradually, the villagers come forward with ingredients to add to make the soup. The contributions are items that the villagers are hoarding due to their fear of starvation. Each villager only contributes a small amount, but the end result is a soup that feeds everyone. Read More and Join us - Stone Soup Challenge.
Your Turn -- GET INVOLVED: What are you doing to help independent sellers and artists?
Happy Art Making! Jaime
Saturday, February 21, 2009
More work today on encaustic paintings. I also used the extra in my pan to make three dimensional works on masonite.
Spikes 1 - Three Dimensional Textured Encaustic and Beeswax on Masonite
Your Turn - Do these sculptural works evoke the same reactions as the paintings? Anyone else do any sculpting in beeswax? If so, do you consider them paintings or sculpture?
I would love to hear what you think!
Happy Art Making~ Jaime
Friday, February 20, 2009
I used the workshop to try something that I haven't done much of - collage. Other times that I have tried collage I have spent hours looking at the composition and agonizing about which pieces to use. But with the clock ticking, I had to go, go go!
Here are today's spontaneous encaustic paintings. Let me know what you think!
Your Turn - Share what you make with me! I love to see other artist's in progress works!
Happy Art Making! - Jaime
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Call for Artists - Women's Caucus for Art Show - "Herstory" at the Women's History Museum and Educational Center
Due: March 7, 2009
Art drop off at 9-10 am
Juried Exhibition - "Herstory"
Theme - "Herstory":
"Create revolutionary art which breaks the boundaries by forcing us to open our eyes and look at our true herstory through the ages... not just what the boys wrote down. No longer the damsel in distress or the dour domestic drudge...we are divas and divine dames of the art world exposing our herstorical and hysterical diverse creations"
Opening Reception at 7:30 pm
Women's History Museum
2323 Broadway #107
ALL ARTISTS ENTERING WILL RECEIVE A "HERSTORY" T-SHIRT, AND ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS WILL GET A CATALOG AT THE AWARDS PRESENTATION
Find the full prospectus and details at http://www.sdwca.org/index.html
Happy Art Making!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
So here are some "Call for Artists" opportunities that I have found. Please check the websites listed for validity, fees and details (I am not responsible for the validity of these opportunities so don't kill the messenger!). Note that they are copied from different sites, so the formatting is different for each.
I have tried to pick only ones with specific dates, but I also included some compelling ones without dates. Follow me for more to come and let me know if you are looking for something in particular.
Happy Art Making and Show Entering to all!
Due in two days! February 14th 2009:
Crafting Romance - ATHICA
Contact: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art | 706-208-1613 | www.athica.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Area:
Urban Trees 6 Call to Artists
Due: April 6, 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Description: The Port of San Diego has issued a Call to Artists (Request for Proposals) for a sixth Urban Trees sculptural artwork exhibit for the North Embarcadero area of San Diego's downtown waterfront. The new exhibit is to be called "Urban Trees 6." Up to 30 artists (or artist teams) will be selected to create original sculptural artworks for display along Harbor Drive between Broadway and Hawthorn Street. Please download the Call for Artists brochure (in PDF format) for detailed information regarding the exhibit and submittal requirements. If you have specific application questions, please call (619) 686-7246. Submittals must be received by the Port's Public Art Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009.
Postmark entries no later than February 28, 2009
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Entry Fees: $35 - subscriber and $50 - non-subscriber
Eligibility: Open to artists over age 18, original works created since January 2006, works featured in SP or other magazines since January 2005 are not eligible, student/class work not eligible.
The Compleat Sculptor.
Competion site: http://www.sculpturalpursuit.com/Community/Competition.htm
Contact: Sculptural Pursuit magazine, PO Box 749, Littleton, CO 80160
DEADLINE: Sun, March 15, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Marsh | | | email@example.com
DEADLINE: Wed, April 01, 2009
Open to all media.
For complete information, please visit our website (www.murraystate.edu/artgallery) and look under “prospectus.” Or contact Becky Atkinson, Gallery Director, 270.809.6734, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Becky Atkinson | 270-809-6734 | www.murraystate.edu/artgallery | email@example.com
___________________________________________________________________ More to come! Let me know if you like what you see!