Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When Did This Become Art? : Sent to me by my Friend Marcelo Angel Goycoechea

Call for artists: Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Through Friday, January 7, 2011
Presented by Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) is celebrating our new home in Dallas' Wilson Historic District and we want to honor the 55 foundations that have supported and nurtured our work during our first 10 years.

We're looking for an innovative, semi-permanent design to showcase the listing of 55 foundations, and to allow room to add more foundations at a later date. This design would fit on a wall that measures 12 feet long and 12 feet tall. The design should not extend more than one inch from the wall and would be a design that could be removed from the wall when HRI moves its office. The artists/architects will own the copyright of their work.

This competition is open to all artists over age 18. All work entered must be original in concept/execution. Medium is limited to drawings or paintings of the wall design and our budget is limited to $5,000 for materials. Please submit your design on a 24x36 mounted board (that will not be returned).
If your design is selected, you will have the option of participating in its construction. You will be our guest of honor at the unveiling of the wall event. Your name and bio will also be included in our event news release. New, emerging, and established artists are all encouraged to enter.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) is the only agency in North Texas that provides free legal representation to individuals who have suffered human rights abuses in their homelands and have credible asylum cases. HRI has also been able to respond to other legal needs when traditional refugee services have not: in cases of human trafficking and violence against indigent immigrant women and children. For more information on HRI, go to

The competition is open through Friday, January 7. Entries should be delivered to the HRI office at 2801 Swiss Avenue at Liberty, 75204 between 9a.m.and 5 p.m. on weekdays. For questions on the competition call Pat Melton at

South Texas College, call for artists for the 6th Annual Human Rights Exhibition

This year’s exhibition is in collaboration with the 2011 Sex Trafficking Conference. The theme for the artwork must deal with human rights issues. All artwork must be original. The concept may be applied to a broad range of topics. The exhibition shall be on display in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Conference sponsored by South Texas College’s Women’s Studies Committee.

Selections: The exhibition is open to artists of all media, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, drawings, photography and mixed media. Each artist can submit up to three (3) works. If selected, artists are responsible for delivery by March 1, 2010 and pickup of work by May 7, 2010.

If shipped the return postage will be paid for by the exhibit sponsors. Hand delivered work not picked up by this date will become the property of South Texas College.
Save those pieces that the artist needs to be present to display or present for a special or non-traditional installation, all work must be ready to hang and received in good condition. Any work not ready to hang will be returned to the artist and excluded from the exhibit. No one dimension should exceed 72 inches or total weight over 100 lbs.

Submission CD’s will not be returned unless requested. Please include a SASE properly-sized to fit any items that should be returned. Entry fee.

For more information about the call for artists:

Deadline: postmarked by February 4th, 2011
or e-mail: Jenny Clark (Conference Coordinator)
Richard Lubben (Exhibition Coordinator)
South Texas College is located in McAllen, Texas

Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection Austin, Texas

Winifred Casson, Accident, ca. 1935
Gelatin silver print. 29.4 x 24.4 cm.

Sept. 7, 2010, to Jan. 2, 2011 
"Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection," an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, explores the history of photography through the Center's foundational photography collection.The exhibition runs from Sept. 7, 2010, to Jan. 2, 2011, at the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Featuring more than 175 items, the exhibition showcases one of the seminal collections of the history of photography in the United States. 

Amassed by the renowned husband-and-wife team of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim between 1945 and 1963, it contains an unparalleled range of more than 35,000 images, beginning with the world's earliest-known photograph from nature, made by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826-27. Its encyclopedic scope—as well as the expertise with which the Gernsheims assembled the collection—makes the Gernsheim collection one of the world's premier sources for the study and appreciation of photography.

Call to Artists Houston Clay Festival

Entry Deadline : January 15th. 2011 Clay Houston Festival June 11th and 12th, 2011
Houston, Texas

Clay Houston is all about clay and the people who work in it. We are a grass roots organization for clay artists, educators, hobbyists and students. First conceived  in 2004, the group seeks to raise awaress of the clay arts in our community and to help educate both potters and the public about the many facets of this malleable art and craft. Clay Houston Festival . Open to residents of Texas working with clay. Juried from 3 digital images. Entry Fee $25, Booth fee: $275. Cash awards. Juror: Mike Jabbur, Current Studio Director, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. For more information visit

Monday, December 27, 2010

Artist Interview: Ricardo Paniagua Garcia III

What is your name: Ricardo Paniagua Garcia III aka Don Kuko

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:  I am self-taught, although I do need to give credit to academia. There have been plenty of edumacated artsy fartsy people that have hooked me up with the low down in art jargon.

What is the style of your pieces: Post-Contemporary.

What is the medium in which you work: I tend to lean towards industrial painting products, or if the store is closed I just go to the Dallas Arboretum and grab some flowers n stuff.

What started you on your path as an artist: I picked up a book in church one sunday a long time ago. It described artists, saints, and poets to all be those who received visions from God and who wanted to share this knowledge.  I have always been blessed with revelations for a higher order so coupled with my creative side, things fell into place.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: Art has brought a sense of freedom into my life.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Installation

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I've had a jolly green giants handfull of art showing. They are usually a hoot.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: My whole thrift store wardrobe is ruined. Even when I go buy new discount pumas at the puma outlet in frisco, I find myself painting in them, having forgot about their pristine condition. The inspiration is sometimes rare and must take over.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?   The amount of time it takes to get an email back from people who's friend I just want to be. ;)

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:  At The All Good Cafe in Deep Ellum, TX there is the Grilled Cheese they make. It has all these fancy peppers n stuff in it.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: No, I honestly feel like I am at a place where alot of the technical difficulties with MSDS investigations have really slowed down alot.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Antoni Gaudi

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:  
 William Bouguereau - The Lost Pleiad (1884)

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: Tough question. Great, now you've just made me cry.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: In April, I will have work in the Texas Biennial. I have two other shows scheduled as well.


Photographers promote awareness of the environmental effects of littering on White Rock Lake Trashing Our Treasure

January 8-April 17, 2011
Reception with the Artists: Saturday, January 29, 2011 (7-9 PM)
Free and open to the public
DALLAS - The White Rock Lake Museum, in collaboration with Shared FUEL, present Trashing Our Treasure, an exhibition that features the artwork of six local photographers who investigate the effects of environmental pollution on White Rock Lake. The exhibition will run from January 8 to April 17, 2011. An opening reception with the photographers will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit organization, has announced the kick-off to its 2011 Talkin’ Trash series, designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of littering, by sponsoring a provocative photographic exhibition at the White Rock Lake Museum. Trashing Our Treasure reveals the impact of human nature on nature itself at White Rock Lake, by using the camera as a conscience. This exhibition is of particular interest, due to the centennial celebration of White Rock Lake in 2011. The show focuses on the unnatural predators, such as Styrofoam, plastics, glass and other manufactured items that accumulate along the shoreline and encroach upon wildlife habitats. The photographs beg these questions: Where does litter come from, and where does it go? The exhibition urges us to Think, Care and Act responsibly. The photographers in this exhibition are Annemarie Marek, Dylan Hollingsworth, Mike Stovall, Benjamin J. Hager, Houston Brown, and Nancy Black.

According to long-time community volunteer and exhibit coordinator B.J. Ellis, “The purpose of this exhibit is to encourage dialogue about the harsh realities our lake habitat faces daily. The show blends the artistic sensitivity and environmental awareness of the impact of human nature on the lake through the camera’s eye.”

Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, states: “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and believe that by ‘talkin’ trash,’ others may understand and collaborate on ways to reduce our human impact on this local treasure. “ Trash and debris that originate upstream also wash down through White Rock Creek, resulting in the unsightly “ring around White Rock Lake” after a heavy downpour or snow melt. After its 3-month run at White Rock Lake Museum, Shared FUEL intends to create a traveling exhibit that is available for educational outreach.

About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based non-profit organization founded by three East Dallas neighbors, that has identified the need for our community to collaborate, co-operate and create a new urbanism that nurtures people and protects the planet today and for tomorrow. Shared FUEL’s overriding strategy is to connect the dots from the myriad of nonprofits, municipal agencies, businesses, schools and neighborhood associations that share our vision of urban environmental sustainability to create synergies that will ignite change. For more information visit:

About B.J. Ellis, Exhibition Coordinator
Exhibit coordinator B.J. Ellis is a White Rock Lake area resident and active community volunteer. Ellis is also an independent distributor for Shaklee and avid supporter of sustainable solutions.

About the White Rock Lake Museum
The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment. The White Rock Lake Museum was inaugurated in September of 2004. Please visit the museum's website at
Please visit for more information and to preview selected art pieces from the exhibition in the Photo Gallery.
Press Photographs
Houston Brown
To download print-resolution (300 dpi) JPEG press 
photographs of this event, please visit the online 
Press Room at Publication of photographs must contain the credit line provided on the webpage. Photographs may only be used for promotional, educational, or non-commercial purposes.

Queen Bee Gallery SAN DIEGO,California

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January 2011 (Full Month)- Queen Bee Gallery
3925 Ohio Street
(619) 255-5147

Reception: 1/8/11 starting @ 4PM

"Aesthetigeist members will be exhibiting new works and acts during North Park Nights on January 8th. The show, aptly entitled “Psykhe”, is named for an art crew that celebrates its member’s varied ideas and interpretations of art. The word “Psykhe” alludes to the forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

Artist Interview: Noura Masri

What is your name: Noura Masri

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: I am a self taught artist

What is the style of your pieces: The style of my work is labeled as Expressionsit or abstract expressionst, sometimes a little surreal or magical realist.. really depends on the piece of work.. but i personally don't like to label art

What is the medium in which you work: Acrylics on canvas, on primed board and sometimes on acrylics acid-free paper.. wood on rare occasions

What started you on your path as an artist: my passion for colors n nature as a kid and glittery colors always got my attention and bright stuff and shapes and..just colors..! i sarted drawing at a very young age like 3 or 4 and had my first group show at 13 years

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: interesting people, thoughts and ideas. But most importantly timelesness.. that feeling of losing and finding yourself in 'no-time' , you lose track of time and free your mind and everything else and feel free.. you lose and find yourself at the same time.. if only we can attain this state permenantly..

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: i like graffiti art and basicaly anything that touches the heart and catches the eye - anything out of the box and real creative and wierd regardless of the genre!

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I usually have art showings in Dubai, around the area - and Europe -  it's quite cool and real fun especially meeting different types of people from everywhere with different views, opinions and mentalities. it's quite interesting.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: Yes! i wear my dad's shirt with old jeans, its quite big, loose and comfy

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? not having a lot of people understand you or what you go thru 'mentally' at that different higher level.. we are just 'different' as artists and it tends to get very frustrating when people don't understand you because they have a different mind and are not at that same level.. it's like they think u are speaking a different language when in reality you are only transalting in another - it is simply a higher level somehow of transforming or translating the information.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: smoked salmon sandwich

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Yes it has a lil, in terms of the actual content or style because that is from within, but  it's been great it has brought changes in my work in terms of opening up and broadning other aspects and dimensions of developing my art and has opened opportunities in trying out different things with what I do.. (Again - I will update you on that later :) )

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Van Gogh, Klimt Gustav, Monet, and the great surrealist Renee Magritte and from the contemporary artists who are alive i really like Sacha Jaafri's work and the sculptor Lorenzo Quinn - great work!

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: a beautiful sculpture by Lorenzo Quinn

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:  I dont have any animals, I had a cat in the past.. and i think they appreciate my work more than some peple who dont understand it..

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: Yes, a group show in NYC on the 8th of Jan.2011 at Icosahedron Gallery, NY and another group show upcoming few months later in spring. Maybe a solo show later next year. You can normally find my updates on my website and via twitter.       

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ready Steady Go Paul Oakenfold

Call to Artists Austin For Love of Art Juried Show


2011 6th Annual "For the Love of ART" Juried Show
Presented by Austin Art Space
Juried by Dr. Christopher Adejumo
Entries to “For the Love of ART” Show must simply represent your interpretation of what is love, or the impact of love.  The only limitation is size of entry, no larger than 40” in any dimension. Entry deadline is Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Dr. Adejumo is Associate Professor of Visual Arts Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD from Ohio State and his art has been featured in solo exhibits in Africa, Europe and the United States. His articles appear in newspapers, visual arts magazines and research journals.

Austin Art Space charges no commissions on sales at the show. The entry fee remains low. We promote the show nationally and locally, and submit press on your behalf.

Entry Deadline
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Exhibit Dates
February 11 - March 5, 2011

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:00-9:00pm

Entry Form

For complete details, download the full entry form in  Word or PDF format, here.

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 Entry Fee 

 To pay the $35.00 entry fee using PayPal, click on "Pay Now", below.

Call to Artists Online Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery presents a Juried Competition, in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for the theme “Seascapes” for inclusion into the February 2011 online group exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.

A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery during the month of February 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries there may also be Special Recognition awards posted as well. The theme for January is “Landscapes”. The submission process for artists ends January 29, 2011.

There will be extensive publicity for the winners of this exhibition of email, press release, social media and website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s talents and providing links back to the artist’s website.

All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on February 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through February 28, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites.

Artists Apply Here:

Art Show "Into the Void" Invitation - NY, U.S.A

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Artist Interview: Teya Smith

What is your name: Teya Smith

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:
I am self taught or you can say I learned from the artists around me.  I grew up admiring street art or more popularly named graffiti.

What is the style of your pieces: I call them urban abstracts because of their soulful, hip hop and R&B influence. That is also open for translation by the viewer.

What is the medium in which you work: I work with oil and acrylics

What started you on your path as an artist: I have always drawn as a child and in order to keep me out of trouble my Mom just kept my hands busy with doing crafts and puzzles. So as an adult I just felt the natural path was painting puzzles and crafting with canvas.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: Peace. The peace comes from when I am painting its on my time, the outcome is purely based on the feeling I have at that moment and I’m not doing it to please anyone but me.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:
I love sculptors. You can see exactly what the artist was feeling.

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I am doing art showings in the San Antonio and Austin area. I am fortunate to always been with bands and in really fun atmospheres. The setting is full of talented artists and the crowds are awesome.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: I usually just paint in what I have on and try not to ruin it.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? The most frustrating part is not knowing if my work will be liked my anyone else. Even though I make my paintings to my liking at the time, I am so proud of my work that I want others to feel the same about it as I do.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: well I grew up in Long Island , New York and I love, love, love Jason’s Deli’s turkey and cheese with mayo on a sesame seed hero. At Jason’s Deli they would put like a pound of turkey on one hero. Yummy.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: I have learned to be more confident and take more creative chances this year with my art. So I feel my work shows that.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:
Justin Bua one of the best graffiti artists to come out of New York and go international with his very detailed work. His work just puts me in that moment he creates. Very talented man and happy to report he is alive and painting.

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: I was maybe in the 5th grade and my class went to the African American museum in Hempstead, New York and there was a painting of a line of slaves that seems like the ar tist had made thousands of slaves that just snaked through the length of the canvas filling all open spots. But the one detailed front and center slave, though shackled and obviously beaten had the most beautiful smile of you can’t take my pride from me look on his face.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: I have a 10 year old handsome, fat, Halloween cat (black cat) that just loves to sit and purr as I paint. As soon as he hears the music go on and I pull out my brushes, he knows exactly what I’m up to and he just finds a spot in the room and chills until he falls asleep. Not sure how he feels about my work but I do know he loves to spend that time with me.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: I have shows coming up in Austin and San Antonio all the time, I keep my info posted on my website and also through twitter. ,

City of Austin Art in Public Places Call to Artists: Additional information related to the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility RFP available now!

Artists interested in being considered for a public art commission for the City of Austin must register through the Application System for Art in Public Places (ASAPP!) web-based Artist Registry. ASAPP! is the City’s main resource for commissioning public art and is open to artists nationwide. All professional artists, with a consistent body of work in any visual art media, are eligible to apply. Once registered, artists receive updates and information on project calls. In addition to City Projects, the registry is used by community groups, businesses and private developers seeking to commission artists for projects.
  • Visit the ASAPP! web page to view project opportunities and to join the artist registry

Current Calls for Art in Public Places Projects

Request for Proposals: African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility
Submission Deadline: Midnight, Monday, January 10, 2011
Budget: $65,000
The Art in Public Places Program seeks to commission a professional visual artist to create a work of art for the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility AIPP project. The goal for the public art is to showcase a work of contemporary public art that honors the cultural heritage of the African-American community in Austin. The public art will be located in a publicly accessible location on the exterior grounds of the facility.
Professional visual artists who live and work in the State of Texas may apply. One artist/artist team and one alternate will be recommended for the project. Emerging artists and artists who have not completed a work of public art, but who can demonstrate through their proposal the ability to transfer their artistic vision into a form and materials appropriate for public art, are encouraged to apply.
Read the complete Request for Proposals (PDF).
Read the history of the Dedrick-Hamilton House (PDF).
View additional site drawings (PDF).
Read additional information and clarifications to the RFP (PDF).
Artist Information Sessions
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 & Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm
The DeWitty Center, Room 213 (2209 Rosewood Ave.)
Learn more about the AAC&HF project and how to navigate the AIPP online artist registry and submission system (ASAPP!), including how to format digital images for uploading.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ProArts Collective, Suite 100 (1009 E. 11th St.)
Meet one-on-one or in small groups with AIPP staff and Panel Members to discuss how to develop an effective proposal, including writing letters of interest and proposal narratives, estimating project costs, and determining what fabrication materials and methods may be appropriate for public art.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by email or by calling 512-974-7801.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Call for Show Proposals: Soil Seattle

SOIL is now accepting proposals!

Schedule:From June through December 2011 (seven shows)
Stipend: $200 per show
Deadline: Postmark, or hand deliver by by 5pm, January 21, 2011

How To Apply

Project Description: Describe in a paragraph the themes and content of the show. It is imperative your description is clear and that it leaves us with a strong impression of what to expect from the exhibition you propose. Include project title, how many pieces in the show, media, and other important details on your plans for the exhibition. We are interested in compelling ideas, concisely stated.

Application: Fill out the PDF application, including the Work Description List. It is available to download and print here.

Work Sample: Enclose up to 15 digital images on a CD, including samples of work by all participating artists to provide a sense of the proposed show. Digital image files should be saved on the CD as the artists' last name and numbered corresponding to the Work Description List, such as Jones_01.jpg, Jones_02.jpg, Smith_03.jpg. Size images at 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Do not embed images into PDF files. For video samples we will accept DVD and CD-ROM formats. Images are crucial to our understanding of your proposal. Your Project Description should function as the backbone that connects your image samples together.

Work Description List: List details of the work corresponding with their number, including artist’s name, title, dimensions of work, materials used and date executed for each piece.

Support Materials: We recommend but do not require enclosing a resume and one page or less artist statement from each participating artist. Please do not include reviews, publications, or other additional items.

SASE: Your materials will not be returned unless indicated on the application and accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (with adequate stamps, not metered postage).
Proposals are accepted in person or by mail. Drop-off submissions will be accepted during gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5 pm. Mail to: SOIL, RE: Show Proposal, 112 3rd Ave South, Seattle WA 98104

The Fine Print

SOIL provides a stipend ($200) to assist with postcard printing & postage, and pays for vinyl wall lettering. All additional costs for the show, including shipping and insuring of artworks, reception food and drink, etc., are the responsibility of the curator. Additionally, the curator is responsible for installing and de-installing the show within the given schedule.
SOIL assists with writing and distribution of a press release, access to the mailing list, keeping the gallery staffed and general promotion on the website.


Sales occur directly between the artist or curator and the buyer. Gallery sitters are happy to put the artist or curator and buyer in touch with each other. SOIL encourages a 15%-30% donation of sales. While this is not required, we operate on a modest budget and appreciate donations. Our percentage is low because we are not focused on sales or supported by them. We are foremost dedicated to our mission to support emerging and innovative art in Seattle.
Click here to download SOIL Gallery floor plan PDF

Propel Your Artwork

At the beginning of their career, most artists are trying  with effort to get into a few good galleries.  It is not an easy task by any means.  There are thousands of artists competing for relatively few places in each gallery. Trying to be a lucrative artist is no different that trying to be a lucrative actor/actress.  There are many actors that make a living, that never become famous-- and the same goes for artists. Then there are many actors/actresses that never get anywhere, and the same goes for artists.  

What separates those who get where they want from those who do not?  Hard work, Endurance, and DRIVE.  Without these things all in sync chances are limited.  If you are hoping to one day be miraculously "found", then you need to be in more places to be seen.  The more you are out there, the more galleries will see your work and recognize it when it gets put in front of them.  That's another thing, just like we discussed in another post, your work needs to be recognizable as yours.  Your work needs to be good.  That means it should be executed technically well.  You are selling a product, whether you like it or not, it should be of good quality.  Use good canvases, make sure you always have a hanging method.  Enter art Call to Artists, group shows, art competitions.  Relegate time every week or month to get these types of things done.  Make sure the pictures of your works are great, not just good.  This is the only thing that judges or galleries will see.  Be patient.  Most artists careers do not climb overnight.  

Artist Interview: Gabriel Ewald

What is your name:

 Gabriel Ewald

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:

 The most influence and teaching I received was through my mother and father. They both had an artistic side to them and showed me everything they knew.

What is the style of your pieces:

 Some impressionism maybe a little surrealism. Fantasy and I've done a few portraits.

What is the medium in which you work:

 I've used many but I mainly stick with oils.

What started you on your path as an artist:

 Since I was little, I found that It has always been the best way that I can express myself.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:


What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:

 Surrealism and Impressionism

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:

 Actually no. I've never had any art showing other than the few I had in high school.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:


What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?


What is your favorite sandwich of all time:

 French dip.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they:

 Change in perspective mainly.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:


What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:

 I really cannot answer this because I've seen so many.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:

Nope. No animals

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:

 I have none YET.


Holiday Gallery Opening Atlanta Georgia

Emerging Art Scene Gallery
Bright and cheery inside the gallery, and much more enjoyable than a crowded mall. Join us for the Holiday Open House, where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts of art and jewelery. Lots of new smaller works perfect for gifts or to treat yourself. 

Let us help you make the holidays special!   Extended hours through December 24th below for your convenience.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel!

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 18th
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

321 Nelson Street SW 30313
 Emmy Dudley Rooted
Festive times at the gallery, brimming with art.  Avoid the crowds and enoy refreshments with us as you browse for holiday gifts for those on your list or a special treat for yourself!
Savory & Sweet Pastries by Summer Breeze
Assorted beverages

Handpainted ornaments by Vickie Martin (dresses) $15
Special offer on works by Emmy Dudley ($125-$200)
New work (amazing) by Julie Ross
Paris photography by Juliet Marateck $45-$200
Julie RossJuliet Marateck Paris Tour Bus
Meghan McKendree is introducing the Sun & Sky Collection inspired by her most recent visit to Egypt ♥ Featuring camel bone Prayer beads inlaid with Amber resin & Mother of Pearl ~ each one of a kind earring set available for $45! Earrings from $13 up for stockings. Signature necklaces and bracelets to light up the holidays for someone special on your list.
Meghan will be in the gallery with her designer jewelry on Saturday & Monday to help you select just that perfect piece or take care of all your holiday shopping.

Emerging Art Scene Gallery
321 Nelson Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Gallery: 404) 890.0532

                       Extended Holiday Hours thru December 24th
                  Sunday 1~4| Monday 12~5|Tuesday 2-5|Wednesday 12~7|
                       Thursday 12-7|Friday 12-5 & By Appointment


Marty Walker gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Dallas, Texas based artist Jeff Zilm entitled “A Social Acid (leaked

A Social Acid (leaked), A Terminal Edit (4), the Saps at Sea and Additional Research (Bernadine Dohrn)

 Marty Walker gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Dallas, Texas based artist Jeff Zilm entitled “A Social Acid (leaked), A Terminal Edit (4), the Saps at Sea and Additional Research (Bernadine Dohrn)” This is Jeff Zilm’s second solo exhibition in the gallery.
For this exhibition Zilm will install 7 new paintings; four film paintings and new work from the Password Series and Arrow Heads.
While Zilm explores the possibilities and variations open to painting in all of the works in this exhibition, the core concern is the ongoing film painting project. The artist continues to make paintings by transferring complete films, materially, from reel to canvas. Through a process of chemical destabilization he is able to extract the sound and image data from the celluloid base of a reel of film and bind it with an acrylic emulsion. The process is completed by literally re-projecting the film onto a canvas with an industrial paint sprayer. In each instance the artist observes a strict 1:1 ratio – one film equals one painting. The resulting painting, existing as a kind of spectral presence, is both collapsed montage and impenetrable mise en scène. For this exhibition the artist will present work by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and DW Griffith.

The Password series of paintings is presented in a format of extreme horizontality; both paintings in the show are 10 feet by four inches. The text in the series is comprised of current and former passwords used by the artist. I EAT A SOCIAL ACID, for instance, is the current valid password for Zilm’s gmail account. The Password series reconsiders the platform of painting as a site of real information that is literally coded and one that may be a speaking body.
Arrow Heads is a series of small iron-on transfer paintings of Neolithic arrowheads; all of the work in the series is being documented in a book in 2011. It will be the Zilm’s first book.
Former Chinati Foundation artist-in-residence, Jeff Zilm graduated with a BA from the University of North Texas and has shown his paintings and videos in a number of exhibitions, including the group exhibition Texas Nexus at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; Pat Hearn Gallery; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others.
Marty Walker Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information please contact the gallery:

Marty Walker Gallery 2135 Farrington Street. Dallas, TX 75207 T 214-749-0066 F 214-749-0067 hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm, and by appointment.

Friday, December 17, 2010

RuPaul - Jealous Of My Boogie feat. Chi Chi LaRue

Call to Artists Love An International Photography Competition

 You take amazing photographs. Show us what matters to you. You are invited you to share your most powerful images that convey, represent or capture the essence of love. It is the deepest emotion we know and welcome you to submit your best work for a chance at world-wide exposure with a New York City red-carpet reception and online features published by JPG Magazine and Artists Wanted.

Your Deadline to Enter is
Wednesday December 22, 2010 11:59pm EST.

The Focus Project seeks to identify emerging talent and to create a collective narrative reflecting what is most important in our lives. All participants will receive a gorgeous online portfolio to share with friends and family, and an exclusive package of special discounts and offers.