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Kwesi Botchway’s painting WATER BOY is for sale and available, plus the artist accepts commissions to create painted portraits from your favorite selfie or photograph. Arrangements can be made from anywhere in the world via the services provided by Portraits Africa.
The faces and figures dripping with water are fun and symbolic imagery unique to African artists in countries such as Ghana.
In the above portrait, the artist represented by Portraits Africa is Kwakwa Anthony Junior, also of Ghana, and the wetness may be a dousing of milk or perhaps soapy water.
Johannesburg, South Africa artist Eric Sher paints the faces in his Deviation from Reality Series with drips, runs, brushstrokes and lines to create a specific mood or expression on his subjects faces.
In the painting THE SHOW MAN, Kwesi Botchway’s startling and unusual portrait, we may imagine that it represents the essence of the an outstanding personality, also hinted by the title.
In addition to the selected works by the five artists featured here, you’ll find expressive and out of the ordinary portrait art by dozens of artists across Africa also represented by Portraits Africa view their portfolios here and find out how to commission a portrait here.
This portrait of Frank Edwards has a more subtle expressiveness rendered with graphite pencil by Nigerian artist Alexander Peter. While the group of boys, a graphite pencil artwork by Nicholas Odhiamba Mboya of Kenya, makes us wonder what their attention is focuses on or perhaps they are simply expressing joy.
As contemporary African art becomes more visible and important in the world art market, now is the time to get your own unique work from emerging and recognized artists represented by Portraits Africa. Review the portfolios of 28 African artists from Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon here.
Nicole McGarrell, the person who coordinates marketing partnerships for the fund, wrote–I am writing on behalf of The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists to let you know about our unique Business Accelerator Grants for visual artists, and to ask you please to share this information with Artist Marketing Resources’s network. The fund provides professional working artists with direct financial assistance and support to help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork (details below). Additionally, I’ve attached a flyer that has information about the grant.
The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant
The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.
Timing: Applications accepted from September 1 through 30, 2015
Winners and finalists announced in November 2015
Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required)
- Free 12-month subscription to ArtWorkArchive.com, a cloud-based inventory- and collection-tracking system that includes a public page for showcasing an artist’s work
- The chance to interview an industry leader for our podcast, gaining knowledge and a networking connection
- Exposure through the fund’s podcast, blog, and PR outreach efforts
Requirements: Applicants must be professional painters, artists working on paper, and/or sculptors who:
Employ traditional media (not including photography, film, or video)
Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally
Are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which financial support from CHF would make a substantive difference.
For submission guidelines and additional information, please visit www.clarkhulingsfund.org/guidelines
Flootie online gallery artist Janette “JKay” Borland describes her painting Light Orchestra as a “stylized beetle conducting the summer’s night light show of fireflies,” a painting and a title that reveal her humor, wit, and interest in the metaphorical and the surreal as subject matter for her art. As JKay says, “I am a particular fan of Surrealism.”
JKay also admits to “dabbling in poetry,” and this is apparent in her written descriptions on each of her artworks found on Flootie–her words equally enjoyable as the stories she tells with her brush. In the artist’s words for another richly colorful work in her Beetle Series, titled Dinner Train, JKay writes that she is depicting “beetle, riding on beetle, with dinner available and about to be served.”
“Location does change ones inspirations a great deal,” says JKay. “Pine trees won’t be in many of my paintings anymore.” JKay relocated in May of 2014, moving from the Pacific Northwest to the deserts of Arizona in the South East. “Spokane was a wonderful place to live with wonderful people and the arts were truly alive. But I’ve always had the dream of living in the desert. It is lush with vegetation and gorgeous mountains and skies that speak. The wildlife and the cactus entertain me daily. I feel the desert in my very soul,” she said, describing how the textures of the desert allow her to “take a wonderful journey and let my mind flow.”
With her move to Tuscon, JKay now works on her art outdoors on her huge patio with Ramada, especially in the earlier, cooler part of the day until 11:00 a.m. From her patio she observes the birds, and cactus blooms. In a chat I had with the artist, she described the wildlife she sees in her yard, such as Gopher snakes and King snakes as “very lovely creatures. She watches the scorpions, coyotes, deer, owls, hawks and roaming Javelina, a type of wild pig. “Every day is full of wonder. And, there are some VERY interesting bugs here! I found that Sharpie pens attract bees,” she said. “I do grab my Nikon and head out to the edges of the wild. I’ve never been surrounded with so much subject matter…so beautiful everywhere I look. But, then again, beauty is in the eye of the holder. I have an eye for texture. This is why cactus totally appeals to me…and there are so many varieties. Rocks! Love rocks. Rusty things! Love rusty things.”
Now in Tuscon, in addition to painting on canvas, she paints murals indoors and has also “re-entered the world of clay,” saying that “it is a joy to have the clay center here.”
“Every tavern has one … a loud-mouth Stinker. Ha, ha! But, he’s just part of the scene.”
An ant carriers the earth on his back, in Over Achievers, for which JKay says, “I just had to say it … visually.”
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Opening Night Thursday, September 3rd 5:00 – 7:30
Featuring the works of Peter Konsterlie & Yves Francois Wilson.
The exhibition includes a collection of artworks, that explore images derived from found objects and appropriated images. In his latest investigation Mr. Wilson makes literal and abstract representations of the remains from America’s manufacturing past and the people who make up its landscapes. Konsterlie uses both found objects as well as appropriated images to procure a kaleidoscope of imagery spanning abstraction to figuration.
The show features paintings, photos, sculpture, drawing, digital arts, and installation. The reception is free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Off street parking is available.
Art exhibition will run from August 17 through September 17, 2015
Gallery hours are:
August 17th to 29th
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm
August 31st to September 17th
Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm, Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm
Please call in advance for a visit
University of Connecticut – Stamford
One University Place
Stamford, CT 06901
Explosion Luck Feng Shui wearable art jewelry is great for meditation and as a fashion statement. These unique inspirational jewelry pieces let you carry their spiritually healing energy with you, close to your heart, wherever you go. You can get your good luck Buddha thangka pendants from Explosion Luck here.
The art providers at Explosion Luck say, “If you have filled your home or office (or both!) with inspirational Tibetan thangka tapestries and Feng Shui paintings, investing in wearable art Feng Shui jewelry is an excellent way to amplify the effects of the powerfully stimulating Feng Shui symbols.”
For hundreds of years, people have worn Tibetan Thangka pendants and hung Buddha Thangka tapestries and Feng Shui paintings in their homes and offices to increase wealth, improve their meditation and release negative energy from their lives.
More than Feng Shui art and much more than just trendy fashion jewelry pieces, Explosion Luck’s quality Tibetan Thangka pendants and Feng Shui pendant necklaces are suitable for everyone, from office workers who want to channel positive chi into achieving their next big promotion, to work-from-home individuals such as fine artists at work in their studios. All who want to embrace prosperity and a better piece of mind experience the remarkable effects of Tibetan thangka paintings and Feng Shui art in wearable form.
You know how it is?! With nearly 2000 Facebook invitations to reply to this week alone, Twitter messages to read across 5 Twitter accounts, LinkedIn messages, and daily emails piling up, it’s hard to keep up and check into everything. But here are a couple of interesting projects that we’re not involved in but wanted to share.
First, there is an artists cookbook project–an anthology of sorts. An artist’s cookbook written by artists and made by artists accepting submissions of recipes and art. You can find the email address for submissions here.
Pak Art Gallery has a call for submissions to Artbook “Relevance in the art. Fine art masters of the 21.st century” Submission deadline: 10 December 2015–details here.
Artists can submit their biography and 3 pictures of artworks in JPEG (please no more than 2 Mb per picture). Pak accepts no Zip or rar for submission. They accept for submission: Original artworks (drawings, mixed media, oil and acrylic original artworks, lithograph, screen prints, photography) Giclee Limited Editions on art paper or canvas.
PAK gallery artists mentioned in GQ magazine and Vogue recently.
Artist Chris Osborne is the top seller in our Amazon store. We’ve sold many of her limited edition posters and Giclee canvas art prints to Amazon shoppers! Yet, Amazon has also identified Chris Osborne art items listed in our store that have lower sales but hold high buyer interest, suggesting that we offer a promotional discount. Earlier this month we shared part one of the list of print art in our Amazon store that has been identified by Amazon as has having high buyer interest–read the article here. Today, in Part 2, we are sharing Chris Osborne Giclee canvas print art, prints on paper, and limited edition poster art in our Amazon store that we’ve offering at a discount for a limited time. This list is all Chris Osborne art items with high buyer interest and all discounted through November.
Elvis and His 1955 Cadillac Limo by Chris Osborne available in limited edition on Amazon here.
Paul Newman & #33 Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 19 x 23 inch Giclee Canvas print.
Steve McQueen & 1968 Mustang GT 15 x 20 Giclee Canvas print here.
James Dean & 1955 Porsche Spyder limited edition Giclee canvas print on Amazon here.
James Dean & the ’49 Mercury Limited Edition poster here.
Founder and CEO of Flootie online gallery, Dean Cameron works closely with Spokane’s newly expanded Pacific Flyway Gallery to showcase approximately 15 Flootie artists in the 3200 square foot exhibition space for three months of “Summer of Flootie” exhibitions. Flootie and Pacific Flyway Gallery host a series of promotional events, such as Artist Demonstrations, Artist Discussions, Meet The Artist events, lunches, barbecues, and an Art Market in the parking lot of the gallery. Flootie also invites gallery visitors to be in the studio audience during the filming of Flootie TV artist interviews. Dean Cameron, the Flootie artists and the people at Pacific Flyway Gallery are looking forward to their next fun event on August 27th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. As Dean Cameron says, “we keep creating new and innovative ways for you to sell your amazing artwork!”
If you are an artist and would like to exhibit your work in an art gallery in the Pacific Northwest, you will get that opportunity annually as a member of Flootie. Sign up free or upgrade and get 90 days free when you use Code: AMR100.
If you are not an artist and would like to join Flootie as a collector or as a fan here and browse the art and follow any of the great artists you choose by using the “Favorite” feature and more. Click on each image below to view the artist’s portfolio.
At Pacific Flyway Gallery Summer of Flootie you’ll have the opportunity to see and purchase work by artists such as John Thamm:
John Thamm is a well-known and well-respected Spokane artist who is an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. We also recently featured some of his paintings in Found on Flootie: Urban Scenes and Cityscapes. For John’s description of his painting titled 6 AM ACROSS WATER AVENUE 92713 9/27/13, he wrote, ” I captured this scene just at dawn this week. This is the view from my studio of the Spokane River. The trees and hillside that leads up to Kendell Yards change all day long with the light and in the Fall the River adds some atmospheric touches.”
For the months of June, July, August as part of the “Summer of Flootie” event about 15 Flootie artists exhibit 2-3 artworks. The Gallery will highlight Flootie Artists and will be doing a lot of promotional events and online promotions such as Facebook event invitations, Tweets, and blog features to drive traffic to Flootie artist portfolios. (Flootie makes nothing on any sales but the Gallery does).
This is the first campfire in the Firelight series painted by Stephen Lyman. “I’ve never seen a really good painting of a campfire – I think I’ll paint one!” These were Stephen’s words as he began “A Mountain Campfire.” Never content to do the same thing over and over Stephen also explored candlelight, lantern light and even lightning.
Richard Warrington is known for his public art large scale metal sculpture and smaller table top and pedestal works–displayed both outside and inside the Pacific Flyway Gallery.
Art Galleries are invited to create accounts on Flootie here. An Art Gallery account allows you to create a public Gallery Profile, list works of art by a variety of artists, make contact with “fans” of your artists, and sell to whomever you wish however you wish. (Flootie.com takes nothing from your transactions).
Pacific Flyway Gallery provides art to Art Consultants for corporate art projects, works with Interior Designers, and offers original paintings, sculpture, prints, Giclee prints and posters as well as handmade artisan raku pottery, jewelry, bronze, and wood carvings.
Andy Parkinson writes and posts some excellent articles on art exhibitions in the UK. I’ve been following his blog for the past few years and have enjoyed many of his posts.
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Summer Mix at Turps Banana Gallery is their first salon-style summer show. I am delighted to be included in such company. The artists are as follows.
Jessie Browne, Rose Davey, Carlos David, Dan Davis, Matthew Draper, Stuart Elliot, Louise Evans, James Fisher, Kirsten Glass, Kate Groobey, Lewis Henderson, Sam Herbert, Günther Herbst, Reece Jones, Richard Kirwan, Hannah Knox. Rachel Levitas, Wendy McLean, Mali Morris, Andy Parkinson, Katie Pratt, Dan Roach, David Ryan, Kate Shepherd, Marianne Shorten, Damian Taylor, Alaena Turner, Joan Waltemath, Simon Willems, Mela Yerka, Neil Zakiewicz
My own little painting comprises two 12″ x 12″ canvases, a duo, or perhaps even better, a double or twins, as one is identical to the other, in terms of the process used for dividing…
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“For me, abstract contemplative drawing is a way of navigating my mind and it remains the fundamental vehicle of my practice,” says Hildy Maze. Her latest work displays her physical process in clearly visible gestural line, brushstrokes, and oil stains. Her active process is even revealed in her title for the artwork folded & placed on top of each other (below) that describes the action involved in the manipulation and placement of the layered collage materials that form the piece.
Hildy’s contemplation appears in her painting titled, as the earth is poisoned so am I, a large 72 x 84 inch mixed media oil painting on canvas that came directly from the artist’s meditative practice. As Hildy stated, this painting is “based on the principles of heaven, earth and human. The first space is heaven, basic, complete space. Earth is in response to that and the human principle occupies this space. When relating to the earth principle as a response to vast space a sense of grief took over contemplating the ways humans have poisoned the earth.”
Although Hildy Maze was born in Brooklyn and educated at the Pratt Institute, she characterizes her “genuine education” as beginning with the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, Shambhala art and culture, Dharma Art, brush stroke meditation practice, and Ikebana Japanese flower arranging.
After 12 years of living in New York City and working in her studio, Hildy relocated to East Hampton, New York to live near the bay and Atlantic Ocean, where she feels very connected to the sand beaches and sea gulls.
It’s been during the last several years that Hildy Maze’s work has involved simple paper. She says, “paper has an organic environmental quality. It responds immediately to causes and conditions, is impermanent, meaning it ages, becomes fragile, is affected by light, yet will remain as those things we search for and cherish, possibly in the attic or basement, an archaeological site, or a memory. It is the nature of all things to decay yet remain.”
These new works on paper display Hildy’s subject and process as pathway to intellectual and contemplative work and artistic production.
Hildy Maze has exhibited her work in galleries in New York City, in Europe, and in Beijing, China. Locally she has exhibited in Poughkeepsie and the eastern end of Long Island, including an invitational at Guild Hall. Her work is in several private collections in the U.S and Europe.
The artist Hildy Maze has a vast body of work that you may view on her website HildyMaze.com
A last spring we featured Metrov’s POP (People of Pax) Spring Goddess Portrait Series in an article on the Xposy magazine site here. Now we are announcing Metrov’s the availability of a series printed on the highest quality archival mediums reproduced with archival, museum quality inks– NEW! “Renaissance POP” Limited Edition Print Series jumbo format prints based on the great Leonardo!
SERIES #1: “Renaissance POP — New look at an old master.”
These jumbo format prints are available in signed, limited editions of 100 each image (see specific prints for sizes). Each artwork is meticulously printed on the finest, acid-free, museum quality, archival paper with archival ink, and comes with a Certificate of Authentication.
Price: $2500.00 USD ea (+ $20 shipping & handling) contact the artist’s studio for more info. (NOTE: This series is also available IN A VARIETY OF SMALLER, OPEN EDITION SIZES for as little as $37.50 ea in Metrov’s PRINT STORE.)
Russian fine art photographer and artist Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene lives and works in the Czech Republic. Olga has exhibited internationally and is represented by the Art Gallery AFK in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work contains combinations and contrasts–the beautiful in conjunction with the unbeautiful–as in Drop, above, where the controlled perfection of the lovely neck, face and hair of the model unexpectedly expands into an erratic splash of wet black ink, and in Dark Thoughts, where the model falls forward streaming ink from her hair in impossibly suspended lines, runs and drizzles.
In Olga’s photographic image titled Jellyfish, the diaphanous fluther of seaforms float as a backdrop for a lavender colored corpse-like human figure, the combination in such a scene causes wonderment in the viewer at the possibilities of this visual narrative.
Olga Zavershinskaya, master of anatomy, photographs the human form in elegant nudes, solo and minimal, as in Angle VI. Or nudes with props, such as the texture of the sheer wet fabric simultaneously covering and revealing the figure in Transparency IV.
Fantastical works of fantasy, as in the lush Peacock with several cyclopic eyes that gaze back at the viewer while other orbs in the image stray off to one side or the other and up, in one of Olga’s most enigmatic and surrealistic scenes, recalling tales of fantastic Magic Realism in a puzzlement at how she could have created the image!
Olga’s visualizations start her off on her use of the model to realize her unusual ideas and creative concepts, that she completes with with skillful post-production processing methods to produce the final images.
Artist Marketing Resources does a lot of article marketing. This past week, we’ve written and published articles for artists Metrov, Clare Haxby, and Lioda Conrad, among others.
We featured Lioda Conrad’s series of portraits of contemporary African artists in an article on Xposy magazine–read it here.
We also published news of California artist Metrov newest portrait series, on the international Art News site–see it here. Look for more forthcoming on Metrov’s Renaissance POP limited edition print series.
We have many more articles in the works, but if you are an artist and would like to find out more about our article marketing program click here.
Kollecto hunts the internet for art for art collectors, based on each collector’s unique taste and budget, to find the art they want to buy. Kollecto experts in woodblock prints, photography, Urban art, abstract art and emerging artists are available to answer questions and advise new collectors on buying art.
Last month we featured art Found on Flootie in our blog article here. For August, we’ve found so many great artworks on Flootie that fit the theme of urban cityscapes. These artworks depict images buildings and people in US cities coast to coast, border to border. As well as scenes from such European cities as Amsterdam and Munich, Germany. Then off we go, all the way to Israel, to share some paintings of the city of Jerusalem.
Remembrance, Carolyn Hancock
We’re starting this image set in Washington D.C. with artist Carolyn Hancock’s scene of the Vietnam War Memorial–titled Remembrance. Click here to find out more about this painting.
In The Workshop, and 3 O’clock, artist Barry Westcott captures everyday scenes in an unnamed American city, rendered in his photo-realistic style of painting. Find the full details for these paintings on Flootie here.
Memories of a favorite Spokane, Washington restaurant Bob’s Chili Parlor, from back in the 1940’s and 50’s, with vintage automobile parked in front, come to life is a brilliant colored pencil creation by Craig Shillam. Click here to view the artist’s Flootie portfolio.
With Juke Joint, artist Mike Handley takes us inside the club life of a city at night. Find more of his work here.
Another night scene of neon street lights of the Radio City Music Hall, New York City is a color photograph by Gloria de los Santos. Find her full portfolio of artworks here.
To the southern border of the USA, these New Mexico scenes, Naco Border Crossing, and, El Rancho Hotel, give as a different flavor of American life.
Along with the artist’s tribute to times gone by and the Ashcan School of American painting, below, and on Flootie here.
Find these and many more wonderful artworks on Flootie.com.
Amazon dot com sent us a list of our store artworks that receive a lot of interest from shoppers but are not getting equivalent sales. They suggested that we set up some promotional offers to get those interested to make the decision to purchase the artworks. So for a limited time we’re offering two popular prints by artist Walt Curlee at a special reduced price.
Walt Curlee’s, Taking Pumpkins to Market, is now available at a special discounted price through October–on Amazon here.
Shucking and Storing the Corn in the Corncrib Giclee Print on Paper by Walt Curlee on sale on Amazon here.
Own a piece of history when you buy this Chris Osborne Giclee print Steve McQueen & 1968 Mustang GT available on Amazon here at a special price. Chris’ painting was recognized and appreciated by Steve McQueen’s son, who published it in a special book about his famous father! In addition, Chris met and hung out with Steve McQueen, when she was a teenager, along with her famed photographer friend Herb Ritts, one day when they visited the actor’s beach house.