Monday, April 23, 2018

Call for Artists' Designs

WHO: Hyattsville CDC
WHAT: Call for Artists' Designs to print on vinyl when wrapping traffic signal cabinets this August
WHERE: The City of Hyattsville, MD
WHEN: Deadline for submissions is 5/25/18 at 4:00 PM
HOW: This call is open to all artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who currently live or work within the State of Maryland. More information online at http://hycdc.org/traffic-box ?utm_source=dailycampelloartnews


Call for Artists: 
Traffic Box Art Wrap Project
Hyattsville, Maryland
Submittal Deadline:  Friday, May 25th, 2018 – 4PM
$500 honorarium
Overview

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation announces a Call for Artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal cabinets in Hyattsville into public artworks.  Traffic signal cabinets – the stainless steel structures located at every signalized intersection – are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism.  This project will utilize a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape.  Artist designs will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around state-maintained signal box cabinets in the City of Hyattsville. This project is made possible through funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Legacy Program and the support of the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Deadline

This call is open until 4pm on Friday, May 25th, 2018.  To ensure fairness to all, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines.

Eligibility

This call is open to all artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who currently live or work within the State of Maryland.  Submitted designs must be original artwork and can be created in any medium, so long as it can be represented in, and is submitted as, a high-resolution digital image without loss of integrity or quality.
 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

This has gone on through the ages...

Mayor Mark Farrell said Friday he was “embarrassed” by a Board of Appeals vote to block the removal of a statue in the Civic Center depicting Native Americans in a demeaning manner and called for “a resolution to remove this statue from the Pioneer Monument immediately.”
Nothing new here... every civilization has always cleansed itself of earlier artwork that later sensibilities found offensive; you can't erase the history, so destroy the art.

Sigh... it doesn't work.


Read the story here.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Commission sketches

I have a nice commission in the works - another one which will include a video component... Here are some rough sketches in prep for the final work.




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Visual Arts Summer Camp Instructors

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking a Lead Instructor for its Creative Expressions Camp June 18 – August 10, 2018. Camps run 9 am-4:30 pm weekdays in 2-week sessions, ages 6-12, maximum 15 students/camp. The Lead Instructor works with Assistant Instructors to develop engaging visual arts curriculum and activities in a fun, safe camp environment in an arts center operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. 

Ideal candidates will have multiple years of experience teaching art to children, certified arts teachers are preferred. The Lead Instructor must be available during all camp days and times, as well as to-be-scheduled planning dates in late May/early June, and evening trainings June 12-13. 

Interested arts teachers should apply by emailing a resume and brief cover letter to pgp-brentwood-arts@pgparks.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Do not respond to this dweeb trying to rip off artists - if you want to know how the scam works, then search for "art scam" in the search box of this blog...
From: Edward Dwight dwightedward47@gmail.com
-- 
Greetings!
My name is Edward Dwight from Houston Texas I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too.You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of your pieces to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability of beautiful pieces for immediate sales.
Thanks and best regards

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Secret revealed!

Andy Warhol once commented that any publicity was good publicity, even bad publicity - and artists always benefit from any publicity - and thus I now reveal the fact that I am Michael Cohen's fourth secret client... cough, cough... let the TV coverage begin!

An old friend from Sotland

Just got an image of this watercolor sent to me by the person who bought it in Scotland in 1990...


Monday, April 16, 2018

Wanna draw?



Fridays, May 4, May 18, May 25– FridayARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing 

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, May 4, 2018, Friday May 18, 2018 and Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. 

Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. 

The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.
Details here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Frida Kahlo.. cough, cough...

Another "original" Frida Kahlo shows up for auction... cough, cough... see the lot here.


Friday, April 13, 2018

DC Arts Studios Spring Open Studios

DC Arts Studios (DCAS) invites you to their annual Spring Open Studios on Sunday, April 29, 10am - 5pm!

Take a self-guided tour through the participating artists' studios and have a "behind the scenes" peek into their creative process -- a great way to introduce kids to the arts and learn about different techniques and mediums!

Purchase original artwork and other handmade gifts directly from the artists themselves! Featured artwork and gifts will include photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, stained glass, weaving, art made from re-purposed bicycle and computer parts, and much more.

Swing by the Willow Street Gallery Group Show and Sale, "The Color Blue" on our first floor.

There will be food and refreshments throughout the studios.

The event is free, accessible, family friendly, and open to the public.

And please help them spread the word! Share the DCAS Spring Open Studios Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767997493507433/

*This arts event is presented as part of Takoma Park's Art Hop, a neighborhood-wide weekend arts festival. Learn more at Art Hop Takoma.

DC Arts Studios is located at 6925 Willow St NW, Washington, DC 20012, next to Downtown Takoma Park, MD.
Driving: There is street parking.
Metro: Take the Red Line to the Takoma DC Metro Station. Walk a few blocks on Carroll Ave towards Downtown Takoma Park, MD. Turn right onto Willow Street. We are halfway down the block on the left-hand side of the street.

Questions? Contact Valerie Fenton, Administrative Director, at office@dcartsstudios.org.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hard to believe...

That I used to do watercolors like this...

"Northern Lights, Back Road, near Little Keithock Farmhouse, Angus, Scotland." 30x36 inches. Watercolor on Paper. In a private collection in Banff, Scotland.
"Northern Lights, Back Road, near Little Keithock Farmhouse, Angus, Scotland."
30x40 inches. Watercolor on Paper. In a private collection in Banff, Scotland.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

They just keep on coming!!! Do not respond to this asswipe trying to rip off artists!

If you wanna know how the scam works, do a search in this blog (box to the upper left) and search for "Art Scam" in quotes... or click here... and scroll around until you (a) see all other scammers and (b) see explanations on how the scam works...
From: thomasfred500500@mechengr.com
Good Day Im Thomas Fred From NC. I observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of art work, I'm also impressed to have seen your different piece of works too, : ) You are doing an amazing job.I would like to receive more information about your piece of artwork and what inspires you. I am very much interested in buying a piece of art ,to surprise my wife. Kindly reply for the immediate art work for purchase ?? (Thomasfred5050@gmail.com) Best Regards Thomas

?utm_source=dailycampelloartnews
Hurry up you slackers! The deadline is April 16, 2018!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this asswipe trying to rip off artists! If you wanna know how the scam works, do a search in this blog (box to the upper left) and search for "Art Scam" in quotes... or click here... and scroll around until you (a) see all other scammers and (b) see explanations on how the scam works...
From: Jackson Banks jacksonbanks247@gmail.com
Date: April 9, 2018
Subject: Mermaids Lace Triptych - (left panel)

Hello There,
          My name is Jackson Banks from New Jersey. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too,  You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of the Sea Foam Series "Mermaids Lace Triptych - (left panel)", as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept Check as mode of Payment.

Thanks and best regards
Jackson.

Monday, April 09, 2018

The Art Lover's Quotation Book


Just finished going through this little gem of an inspirational book - I highly recommend it as a keeper to hang around your studio... Get it here.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

DC Council to Honor Margery Goldberg

A CEREMONIAL RESOLUTION
BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Council Member, Brandon Todd, with the Council of the District of Columbia honors 
Margery Goldberg with congratulations on the 40th anniversary of Zenith Gallery
and recognizes its success as a champion for the arts in the District.



Tuesday, April 10, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM 
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Also this is the last week to see:
FEATURED ARTISTS:
F. Lennox Campello, Suzanne Codi, Chas Colburn, 
Lea Craigie-Marshall, Eric Ehlenberger, Connie Fleres, 
Margery E. Goldberg, Philip Hazard, Nancy Nesvet, 
Alison Sigethy, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Mary Voytek, 

and Michael Young.

Where: 1429 Iris St. NW Washington DC 20012
Last week to see: February 14-April 14, 2018Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963,  art@zenithgallery.com 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12 - 6 PM

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Just finished

Just finished entering this process... not holding my breath... my work is in the collection of some of the planet's top art collectors, and several museums, but so far zip fuck for any public art collections. And I understand this - no city or county or state in the USA would dare to buy a figurative work that is nude - that eliminates most of my work.

Trying to adapt to the "system" and bowing down to the "man" and thus submitting some non nude work...

MoCo artists - do not skip this opportunity!


DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018
I'm not gonna take all the credit --- OK, OK... I will!  But, if you recall from multiple postings last year, I corresponded with all MoCo politicos last year and tried to shame one of the planet's wealthiest county's lack of support for its artists...

And now:

AHCMC and the Montgomery County Public Art Trust are proud to announce the 2018 Call for Art: The Contemporary Works on Paper Collection! 
This call seeks paper-based works including paintings in various media, drawings in various media, photographs, mixed media, and limited edition prints from artists in Montgomery county and the Greater Washington region.  
These artworks should help create inspiring spaces that foster innovation, creative excellence and personal reflection.Artwork in this collection is owned by Montgomery County under the County’s Public Art Trust program and loaned to County agencies for display in public buildings. 
The Public Art Trust is especially interested in artworks that reflect the unique and diverse character of Montgomery County. 
The full call-for-art is available here:Montgomery County Contemporary Works on Paper Call for Art

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Opportunity for artists

City of Seattle: City Hall Galleries July 2018 - June 2019
VIEW MORE INFO
APPLY TO THIS CALL

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 5/7/18

The city of Seattle seeks exhibition proposals for display in City Hall galleries from July 28, 2018 – June 2019.


Please click the "VIEW MORE INFO" link above to view the full call before beginning your application.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

I'm busted

Anderson Campello belts out "I'm busted"

Little Junes made his karaoke debut while we were vacationing in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic - here he belts out "I'm busted."

Monday, April 02, 2018

National Portrait Gallery: Call for Entries for Fifth Triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces an open call from May 28 through Sept. 3, 2018 for submissions to its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Established in 2006, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition invites artists (18 and over) living and working in the United States to submit one portrait for consideration. Selected artworks are featured in a museum exhibition and some artists are awarded prizes. This year, the competition will focus on broadening the definition of portraiture while highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art and culture. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Additional cash prizes will be awarded. Submissions from each finalist will form “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today” exhibition, which will be displayed at the Portrait Gallery from Nov. 2, 2019, through Sept. 7, 2020, before traveling to other cities in the United States. Previous competitions have received more than 3,000 entries.

Most recently, Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, who won first prize in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, created the official portrait of Mrs. Michelle Obama for the Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. Sherald’s “Miss Everything, Unsuppressed Deliverance” (2013), alongside work by all 2016 finalists, continues on tour as “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” exhibition travels to the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from June 1 through Aug. 26.

Guest jurors for the 2019 competition are:
·         Harry Gamboa Jr., essayist, photographer, performance artist and founding member of the Chicano collective Asco (lives in Los Angeles)
·         Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
·         Byron Kim, artist, senior critic at Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut (lives in Brooklyn, New York)
·         Jefferson Pinder, artist and professor of sculpture and contemporary practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
·         TaĆ­na Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history, National Portrait Gallery
·         Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, National Portrait Gallery
·         Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture and director of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, March 31, 2018

C'mon MoCo artists!

DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018
I'm not gonna take all the credit --- OK, OK... I will!  But, if you recall from multiple postings last year, I corresponded with all MoCo politicos last year and tried to shame one of the planet's wealthiest county's lack of support for its artists...

And now:

AHCMC and the Montgomery County Public Art Trust are proud to announce the 2018 Call for Art: The Contemporary Works on Paper Collection!
This call seeks paper-based works including paintings in various media, drawings in various media, photographs, mixed media, and limited edition prints from artists in Montgomery county and the Greater Washington region. 
These artworks should help create inspiring spaces that foster innovation, creative excellence and personal reflection.
Artwork in this collection is owned by Montgomery County under the County’s Public Art Trust program and loaned to County agencies for display in public buildings.
The Public Art Trust is especially interested in artworks that reflect the unique and diverse character of Montgomery County.

The full call-for-art is available here:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here

One of my fave former DC resident artists will open soon at the Katzen!
American University Museum - Katzen Arts Center
April 3 - May 27, 2018

Artist Talk: Friday, April 13, 12 - 1 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 6 - 9 pm

Jiha Moon's works address the intersection of imagery native to Korea, Japan, and China and elements of the West in order to explore cross-cultural perceptions. Originally from Korea and presently based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Moon's work addresses the nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. By melding the artistic traditions and iconic imagery of both East and West, Moon's work explores ideas of both the foreign and the familiar. An internationally exhibited and acclaimed artist, this traveling museum exhibition is presented as part of the Visiting Artist Program organized by AU Studio Art.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, former Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Monograph available. Hardcover, fully illustrated, 96 pages.

Essays by Amy Moorefield, Director, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College and Lilly Wei, a New York-based independent curator and critic. Interview with the artist by Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. Edited by Mark Sloan, Director & Chief Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

American University Museum - Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Art Scam Alert!!!!

Beware of this rip off artist trying to scam artists!
From:   "Elaine Spencer" jbeautyatop@gmail.com 
Good Day,
How is work and family? I picked interest in your artwork and decided
to write you. I will like to know if your artwork can be purchased and
shipped internationally?. I can email the artwork of interest and
payment will be completed in full once you confirm my purchase order
with a quotation. Kindly let me know when you are in office and ready
to take my artwork order also let me know if you accept either Visa
Card / Master Card or PayPal for payment
Best Regards
Elaine Spencer

Monday, March 26, 2018

Danny Conant!

Places in My Art: Paris and Beyond

Images created from 1990 through 2017. Silver Gelatin and
Archival Digital prints, including montages and encaustic

Exhibition: March 27 – May 5, 2018
Reception: Sunday April 8, 2-4pm

Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio #312
Open daily 10-5pm, Thursdays 2-8pm
The Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, Virgnia 22314 
703.683.2205
MultipleExposuresGallery.com
Danny Conant Photography

If you see one photography show this year - this better be it!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

What Happens When a Museum Closes?

Richard P. Townsend was in Italy when he got the call. The director of New York’s Museum of Biblical Art, he was in the midst of preparing for an exhibition of Donatello’s sculpture that would go on to be the museum’s most well-attended and critically acclaimed.
It would also be its last. The caller, a member of the museum’s board, broke the news that the American Bible Society would soon be selling its Upper West Side building. The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA for short) had just 12 months to find another affordable home—a timeline that, in the end, proved too short. In June 2015, the institution closed its doors for good.
Read the whole story here

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is coming soon!

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. This highly-anticipated cultural event draws up to 30,000 visitors and there is FREE garage parking all Festival weekend courtesy of Boston Properties. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is the Greater Reston Art Center’s (GRACE’s) largest annual fundraiser.
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival as a long standing reputation for presenting high-quality work and now will become a three-day event, opening on Friday, from 10am-5pm! Making the very significant logistical investment in a Friday opening reflects our relentless focus on investing to grow our audience (and we typically draw tens of thousands of visitors already) and driving sales, explaining why ArtFairCalendar.com has described this as a festival where “the ‘art stars’ of the outdoor art fairs vie for spaces.”
I've done this show for several decades now... skipping a year here and there, but I will be back this year in booth 230 - so come by and say hi!

Check out the 2018 exhibiting artists here and also a festival map!