Featured Artist of the Day

Marie Kazalia is featured on the Art of Day site:  http://artofday.com/wordpress/?p=2504

 

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Call to group Artists: Art Images

Images speak louder than words, and we need your art images to make the most of the LinkedIN SlideShare application to promote the artists of our Artist Marketing Resources group!
Our group has an image pool on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/artistmarketingresourcesgroup/

If any problems connecting group using the long link above, try this short version:

http://bit.ly/hC6MuO

Note: You must already have a Flickr account for the links to join the Flickr group image pool to work. Please open a Flickr account first, it’s free, at http://www.flickr.com/

If you need assistance with uploading, we have our group managers, Tom, Terri, Greg, available to answer questions and help out.

Upload your images to our Flickr image pool by Jan. 7th 2011, for consideration for the SlideShare project. (You will be asked for written permission before any of your art images are used in the project).

Weekend review: 3 artist blogs–


Caio Fern’s (aka Caio Fernandes) painting blog, Silent Spots,

www.silentspots.blogspot.com

contains images of his complex face paintings (beyond mere portraits), a link to his paintings featured in Beautiful/Decay Magazine–wow, congrats, Fern. (He has a novel too!). I couldn’t get enough so glad for more images of his art on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/caiofernandes

 

Igor Lukyanov is an illustrator and artist from Ukraine who puts his blog http://igor-lukyanov.blogspot.com together as meticulously as he does his portraits. Watch time-lapsed videos of Igor drawing pin-up girl, an elf princess and more.


Melissa Cameron and her good friend Jill Herman explain the processes of creating their colorful jewelry in a video on the blog: www.melissacameron.net/blog.

 

articulating the vision of kellyannart.com in large scale corporate lobby spaces

 

2011 iconoculture | a world view on modern beauty.

 

2011 iconoculture |  a world view on modern beauty postcard
kellyannart.com iconoculture • world view on modern beauty
An art & design study in ‘seeing beauty in what you do’.
Articulating the Vatican’s call to artists | A quest for beauty | Ethics & Aesthetics in Art.
After completing kellyannart.com 2010 inertia collection, an art & design study in motion, nature & adornment, Kellyann’s  2011 collection focuses on seeing the beauty in what you do; my study of ethics & aesthetics in art. Kellyann writes: Through paintings on canvas, & natural photowork, I see this collection in a large modern architectural lobby. Finding freedom within the limitations is a constant in my work. the discourse on beauty is explored by articulating conceptual abstract expressionism with distinct colorist palettes. I appropriated Marilyn Monroe imagery in this discussion on beauty, and other icons of modern beauty. There is a poetry found in the beauty in each of us. This new public art collection causes the viewer to pause. My work reflects positively on humanity. My artwork is available in limited edition reproductions for public & private collectors. Currently the originals are for exhibition. I am working to articulate my art as design in product development – first umbrellas!
Diptych (Each 24 x 48)  See Beauty in what you do, 8 & 9
Each 36 x 72, See Beauty in what you do 1, 2, 3
Each 36  x 36,  See Beauty in what you do, 4 & 5
Each 12 x 12, See Beauty in what you do, 6 & 7
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kellyannart.com work articulating my vision of my art in large scale corporate lobby spaces :
SF Convention Plaza, UCSF Health Center, Watermark SF & Cedar Sinai Medical Center
64 x 70, LA, NY, Paris & Toyko 2010, Peace, 57 x 62, 2009, The Hero Series, Reconstruction 64 x 72 | Cedar Sinai Medical Center Public Art Collection

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2010 inertia collection | the motion of matter in art
kellyannart.com 2010 inertia collection |an art & design study in motion, beauty, nature & adornment. I address ethics & aesthetics of the motion & matter in art. The works are positive reflections on our cultural identity. Through paintings on canvas, natural photo work & signature whimsy sculptures, I wanted this collection to move in a large modern lite foyer. Less is more is a constant concept. The installation pieces, paintings & photos compliment one another around the discourse of beauty in art & design with distinct color palettes. In the sculptures, moving around a piece, making a piece move & glimmer was my aim. Lighthouses & the fresnel lense, sparked this fascination with the poetry of timeless solitary art & design. each new public art collection causes the viewer to pause. Studio works in progress below.
As Warhol, garnered $50,000 an original, and minimal reproductions at $5000 each, kellyannart.com is licensing & reproducing.
ineria postcard, inertia collection, see beauty in what you do, 36  x 72, private collection, kellyananrt.com at hotel des art, san francisco 

inertia collection each 40 x 60, clouds, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, water & lighthouse lights
inertia collection, see beauty, 36  x 36
2010 inertia collection, kellyannart.com conceptual art & design ( Each 24 x 48)
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2009 in the white spaces | icons
review, ‘The work is colorist, positive & uplifting, addressing our cultural identity. A woman producing ‘large abstract paintings & designs, a feminine brush stroke & lively colorist palette,” Nan L’Amoire, CCA, art criticism-  curators vision: large spaces, hotel lobby | foyers, corporate collections, vineyard collections, airports, music videos, fabric design, galleries, private collections & spaces the public enjoys.
design: in the white spaces | icons collection 2009  is produced in the context of vast cultural changes. I produced creative practice/research work in design, visual art, media & abstract art teaching lessons. I began this year with a public art project in abstraction on world geography. The lesson is for all ages. After completing the public art project, I produced 16 abstract pieces reflecting iconic cultural concepts today. in the white spaces | icons contains large paintings ranging in size: 1-57 x 64, 5-36 x 72 inches, 2=20 x 20 inches & 8-10 x 10 inches. Their titles offer pause for reflection in today’s world on a positive cultural identity:. Peace, Graceful Control, Patriotism, The President’s Stimulus 2009, Women, Power and Politics | The Madonna’s, Peace Over War, Respect Thy Neighbor & Yes, Love is the Answer. Medium: mixed ink, pen, pencil mixed pigment & crystal glass shaving.  I am nurturing and sharing my artistic expression, technique and discipline. My visual works are tools for transformation, and give voice to some of the important issues of our time.
kellyannart.com | 2009 white space collection | icons
When I started this year’s collection of 16 abstract paintings for exhibition, my collection muse became white space. In the space between annual collections, is a burgeoning of new information in culture. I am an abstract painter employing random naturalistic methods, with deliberate, intelligent designs and expressions, a creation, not an accident. The physical practice of painting large abstract art & design is my artwork.
In the space between, this year’s presidential process was fodder. E pluribus unum, which is Latin for “Out of Many, One, “ became my response to the power of a women’s thought from viewing the International Museum of Women’s 2008 Exhibition | Women, Power & Politics.  I produce ‘many’ artworks  to teach ‘ones’ value’ in the practice and production of ones work. I am working to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers.
In this world, I am a woman, mother, daughter, sister, friend, artist & love. Practice acts of love, family, kindness, generosity & faith in creating great things, even if small. Humanity is valuable, when it values honor, grace, integrity. Regardless of ones place, one can choose to do small acts with great love: Mother Theresa,
My art, is my positive reflection on humanity. I work in my art practice toward refinement and commitment. I am a painter, photographer and conceptual artist, using media to produce my archive. Art can put forth ideas of  love & beauty.  The art world can offer the world these concepts. Art continues to be redefined & defined.
Their titles offer pause for reflection in today’s world on a positive cultural identity:. L to R, Graceful Control,Yes, Love is the Answer.
The President’s Stimulus 2009, Women, Power and Politics | The Madonna’s. Each are 36 x 72.

 

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Review of 3 artists’ blogs–on more unusual blogging platforms:

Artists Talking is a collection of blogs. http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking Any artist can start a blog about a project, share insights into their practice, and gain visibility for their work on the Artists Talking site. Two featured blogs this month: Jane Boyer’s ‘Working in Isolation’ http://bit.ly/JaneBoyer and Jo Moore’s ‘What does it mean to be an artist?’ http://bit.ly/JoMoore .

Deborrah Daher’s blog “…illustrating the unfailing beauty of life,”   http://deborrahdaher.tumblr.com/ —on the Tumblr micro-blogging platform.

Deborrah posts to her blog a couple of times per week–her posts also feed to her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Margie Livingston “…investigate(s) the properties of paint pushed into three dimensions.”

http://margie.net/portfolio.html

The James Kalm Report

James Kalm just uploaded a new video, adding to his collection of over 390 videos available for viewing on YouTube. Each video is of a New York City art exhibition.  James Kalm, “the guy on the bike”, covers a wide variety of galleries and museums in New York City and Brooklyn. Subscribe on YouTube to receive notifications of new video additions.

The latest James Kalm Report:

Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop at THE HOLE GALLERY

James Kalm has been visiting shows by Kenny Scharf since the bad old East Village days. Kenny along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat used the vernacular of old school Graffiti, and street work to infuse a whimsical and fantastic night club inspired spirit into the Downtown art scene. Dearraindrop is a “family” group of artists from Virginia Beach, Virginia consisting of Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, and Owen Osborn. They collaborated in recreating Scharf’s “Cosmic Cavern” at the gallery and work in various media including video and musical performance on hand crafted instruments.

 

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It’s a visual treat to visit The Snell Sisters Scattered Light blog!  Cheryl and Janet Snell are sisters with a dozen fiction, poetry, and art books between them–in solo and collaborative projects. Including a novel based on years spent in South India. Janet paints expressive portraits on commission. Love the blog design and great videos too. Have a look:

http://snellsisters.blogspot.com/

 

Riva Weinstein’s Modern Sacred projects include her Orbital Recycled Beauty Spheres made from almond milk, soy and soup cartons!

http://modernsacred.com/orbs.html
http://magic-medicine-workshop.blogspot.com/2010/09/baskets-are-orbs-too.html

 

Visit James Willney’s Front Page and click on Blog to view his gorgeous paintings reminiscent of night skies.

jameswillney.wordpress.com

 

 

Hotel des Arts, The Question of Ex-istence Exhibition

The Question of Ex-istence

Exhibit Reception

Saturday, November 6, 2010

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hotel Des Arts : San Francisco

447 Bush Street

Questioning Statement

All of the artists featured in this exhibition have answered ‘The Question of Ex-istence’ with their artistic creations. We know this because it is not the label that makes them artists, but that in which they create to represent their existence. The questions we ask are often what unites us as a global community and is part of the fabric in which the human experience is woven. Without the ongoing asking of intelligent questions, we become blanketed in complacency.

The many types of questions that let us grow as real beings,paving the way for the next chapter in our lives are usually, factual, convergent, divergent and evaluative in nature .

Many of the questions in which we encounter are needed to explore abilities and reveal potential to ourselves and others so that we may move forward and endure.

Factual questions are simply straight forward, and are based on facts of awareness, with little processing power they are often answered, with a yes, no, right or wrong.

Convergent questions offer a finite range, of acceptable accuracy with complex analysis, cognition, comprehension and synthesization, make your creative thinking ability strong.

Divergent questions explore alternate perspectives and create variations of correctness, scenarios may be based on logical projection, and the conceptual ability to think long.

Evaluative questions require a high level, of logical cognition and a predefined process, answers let the questioners know, within a comparative framework where they belong.

R.S.V.P. : About : Schedule of Events : Press Release : Bidding Guidelines : Artists

View Exhibit @ http://www.SCREAMiNC.net

S.C.R.E.A.M. iNC,

Featured Artists

Candace Loheed : San Francisco

Jane Elliot : San Francisco

Marie Kazalia : USA

Craig Britton : San Francisco Bay Area

Benjamin L.M : Australia

Alex Segal : San Francisco

Claudie Bastide : France

Sona Mirzaei : Los Angeles

Dean Gustafson : San Francisco

Orangeland 5 : Global

Arthur Pusher’: North Beach, San Francisco

Reserve Collection

Robert Kipniss

Leonor Fini

 


 

2 She show ops

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Just as Judy Chicago’s 1979 Dinner Party art exhibition centered on women’s reality, GenderMatters/MattersofGender will include works by artists of both sexes who work from a consciousness of how gender is reflected in art, how the artist’s gender influences her or his medium, and how gender often affects the circumstances in which the artist creates. The GenderMatters/MattersofGender show will include a range of artists who make art which explores sexual identity, evolutions in biological reproduction and art which is sometimes informed by an awareness of gender based craft and traditions. For prospectus and entry form, visit: http://albright.edu/freedman/

Artist Judy Chicago’s Through the Flower site: http://www.throughtheflower.org/  A non-profit feminist arts organization.

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Artists submissions in all media now being accepted for future shows at s.h.e. gallery – www.shegallery.com. Contact Tracy at tracy@shegallery.com.