Thursday, May 25, 2017

Call for artists

Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Art Scam Alert!

Ignore this asswipe mutant Anthony Handy (sgthandybarbara515@gmail.com)... just the old art rip off scheme...

Washington Women's Art Center

Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How Collectors Use Instagram to Buy Art

According to a recent survey of collectors on Instagram, an incredible 51.5% have purchased works from artists they originally discovered through Instagram. More importantly, this discovery led to an average of 5 purchased works by artists originally found on the app! Although respondents are all active on Instagram, and nearly half have collections of 100+ works, these are significant findings. Collector and social media expert Karen Robinovitz (@karenrobinovitz) commented, “Collecting art is an addiction and Instagram is the dealer and pusher that enables it.” 
Is Facebook’s image sharing platform (valued at $35 billion) the next big sales channel for fine art?
Read the fascinating article by Elena Soboleva here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

He bet his fiddle of gold...

"The Devil... after he came back from Georgia"
Charcoal, conte on unfired Bisque
5x6x3 inches, c. 2017

This piece will be at my forthcoming show "The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello" which opens June 2nd at Artists and Makers Studios in Rockville and located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville - reception is from 6-9PM.


It is inspired by Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The Devil went down to Georgia,
He was looking for a soul to steal
He was in a bind, 'cause he was way behind,
He was willing to make a deal
When he came across this young man
Sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot
And the Devil jumped up on a hickory stump and said,
"Boy let me tell you what:
I guess you didn´t know it, but I'm a fiddle player too,
And if you'd care to take a dare,
I'll make a bet with you
Now you play a pretty good fiddle,
Boy, but give the Devil his due
I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul
'Cause I think I'm better than you"

The boy said, "My name's Johnny and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret,
'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"

Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard,
'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards
And if you win you'll get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose, the Devil gets your soul!

The Devil opened up his case and he said, "I'll start this show"
And fire blew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow
And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss
Then a band of demons joined in,
And it sounded something like this

When the Devil finished, Johnny said,
"Well you're pretty good old son
But sit down in that chair right there
And let me show you how it's done!"

Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
The Devil´s in the house of the rising sun
Chicken in the bread pan a picking out dough,
Granny does your dog bite, "No, child, no"

The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat
And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny´s feet
Johnny said, "Devil, just come on back
If you ever want to try again,
I done told you once, you son of a bitch,
I'm the best there´s ever been"

He played,
Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
The Devil's in the house of the rising sun
Chicken in the breadpan a picking out dough,
Granny will your dog bite, "No, child, no"

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gallery B call for applications

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for a Gallery B November 2017 exhibition! The exhibition will run from November 8 - December 2.
Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda, is a non-profit art space managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.
We heavily market Gallery B through press releases to local media, weekly emails to our listserv of 10,000 contacts, listings in our bi-monthly Events Calendar to 30,000 households, numerous social media posts, advertisements, postcards, and more. Although we ask for a rental fee ($300-$400 per person, depending on how many artists are in the group), the gallery does not take a commission on any work that is sold. 

To be considered for the group exhibition, please email five images of work to artist@bethesda.org by June 1.
 
Questions?  Please send an email to artist@bethesda.org.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Eric Hope on Paula Ballo Dailey

JFK at the NPG

Today the National Portrait Gallery will install a pastel portrait of President John F. Kennedy by Shirley Seltzer Cooper in honor of the centennial celebration of his birth.
 
The Portrait Gallery joins the nationwide celebration of the life and legacy of President Kennedy on the centennial of his birth, illuminating his contributions, policies and challenges he feared in the wake of the civil rights era and present. Kennedy’s portrait will be on view from May 19 through July 9 in the museum’s “Celebrate” space in the first-floor north gallery.