Saturday, June 02, 2012

Dr. Anderson's Top AOM Picks

Alida and I visited AOM again on Saturday - it was really crowded and by the time we left around 11PM the crowds were really beginning to arrive.

Once again I discovered some spaces that I had missed in my previous three visits and will thus review and update my Friday AOM review... look for that tomorrow.

Here are Alida's top picks in no particular order:

Melissa Miller
Camille Paisley-Pasley
Huguette Roe
Aeren Waters
Eeshan V. Melder

We also discovered that some mutant actually stole some of Aeren Waters' gorgeous fabric art; it never ceases to amaze me that such assholes exist in such a wonderful and powerful and positive event such as AOM.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Later this year I will be honored to jury RSVP 2012 for The New Wilmington Arts Association. They support the careers of artists by providing opportunities for uncensored experimentation, professional presentation, and critical dialogue and RSVP is their annual juried exhibition open to all artists and media.

You can download the prospectus here - hurry and do not leave it to the last minute!

Opportunity for Young Artists

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is accepting submissions of art samples from young artists who would like to illustrate stories or poems for online publication.

Launch Pad selectively publishes creative works by young authors and illustrators in a high quality, open access format. Launch Pad does not charge any publication or submission fees, and recently won the 2012 Scholastic Library Publishing Award.

Young artists and their parents are encouraged to submit art samples and inquiries to the editor ( Please visit the Launch Pad website for more information and to read illustrated works by other talented young authors and illustrators.

James George on

James George in the Arlington Arts Examiner takes a look at green Artomatic artists Caitlin Phillips and Alex Bako -- read it here (there's also a nice photo spread).

Anderson on Jensen at AOM

John Anderson from the CP focuses on Deb Jansen's installation at Artomatic; read it here.