Receive a Numbered Print When You Donate $10 to Help Rebuild Moore, Oklahoma

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Hi Marie,

The recent devastation in Moore, Oklahoma is almost unimaginable to those of us not living in the wake of the tornado. However the effects on the people of Moore is all too real, and we have the power to help.

Neenah Paper wants to give people an opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of Moore through its Beauty of Letterpress (#beautyofletterpress) project. Neenah commissioned the Oklahoma-based design firm Ghost to create a Beauty of Letterpress poster to help support the efforts. The edition was designed in days and just came off the press Friday.

People donate $10 and receive a numbered print. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity’s initiative to rebuild Moore, #RebuildMoore. Their team is already on the ground there in their assessment phase.

The prints will be available at The Beauty of Letterpress  starting today, June 18th.

We want to sell out this edition and believe that your readers will embrace the spirit of this project.

Best,
Kim Rogala

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MutantSpace: Submit Your Art + Skills Exchange Bank

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Mutant Space is one of those sites that really understands how to put online sharing tools to use in meaningful ways. They started their skills exchange project back in 2008 with a simple premise– to give artists opportunities to work with a co-operative of people from all over the world who believe in sharing their skills and resources to make things happen.
So how does the MUTANTSPACE Skills Exchange Bank work?
  • You sign-up
  • Put your skills into the MutantSpace bank
  • Then when you need a creative, production, management, or marketing skill to realise your arts project or event you go into the bank and take what you need.
  • You give what you can and take what you want. Everybody co – operates, everybody helps each other, everybody keeps the door open to endless possibility.

Then to put it all into practice, Mutantspace started a DIY arts festival. The festival, called The Trash Culture Revue, is held twice a year in Cork City, Ireland and is produced with no money! In keeping with this “creative economy” the entire festive operates on the skills of the members of exchange bank. Since kicking-off the first festival in 2009 they’ve produced well over 100 events. Mutant Space says, “What’s best about this festival is that it’s autonomous, it belongs to the members of this exchange. It answers to nobody. And it works. Above all it’s alot of fun.” In an email I received from Moray of Mutant Space, the next Trash Culture Revue is Friday 22nd March. Moray says that there’s been a lot of interest, so the sooner you get in contact with him the better if you want to participate. (E: admin@mutantspace.com)  Then the next revue will take place from May 16th- May 19th, 2013. Get involved now.

The Mutant Space arts blog posts art images four times a day of art from around the world. They love receiving submissions of painting, sculpture, street art, photography, design and illustration/ painting, performance, print, graffiti, murals, installation, exhibitions, photography, collage, and drawing as well as music, video, animation, film and collaborations between different art forms. They love anything on food, theatre, literature and poetry as well as essays, short stories, criticism, politics and activism and also do profiles on art collectives, co-operatives and festivals.

Google + Friday Art Critique

Yes, it is happening today, Friday, the  Google + Friday Art Critique

You can stop in and leave comments on the artwork today. To participate in the next critique, upload your art image and label it with +Friday Art Critique 

Visit the official +Friday Art Critique website and add them to your Circle: http://gplus.to/FridayArtCritique

Mad Scientist – Artist Max Rubenacker originated and continues to run the +Friday Art Critique

Max said: “I started FAC back in late January because I felt a need in the community for some sort of focused, organized gathering of artists. Up to that point we could ask for critiques on our own, but there wasn’t anything consistent. When I attended art school we’d get together and have a critique every Friday afternoon, so I used that as a model. There’s no official sign-up, artists just post their work and tag +Friday Art Critique, then sometime Friday morning I assemble links to everyone’s posts and make an image showing all the work that was sent in that week. Again, following the model of all the students putting their art up on the walls so you could get a sense of the work as a group. My goal is to drive some traffic to artist’s work and get people together who might never have met otherwise.”

Take a look at Max’s website–I love his original sound vibration paintings–you’ll find them on his website  greetings.somethingformed.com

Artists Can Register Now For *Free Friday* To Get Your Art Licensing Questions Answered

Next Free Friday Ask J’net Q&A is May 18th

Art Licensing and character licensing expert J’Net has her next Free Friday Q&A coming up on May 18th from 9-10:00 AM PDT / Noon-1:00 PM EDT. She will be answering all of the questions you send to her!

If you have never joined her for one of these lively hour-long sessions, I am quite sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how much detailed information J’net can cram into an hour. Just to give you a better idea of what to expect, you can click here and see the valuable questions that have been answered in one of my prior Free Friday Ask J’net Q&A’s. So be ready to take notes and listen for your question(s) to be answered, as well as benefit from the questions of others.

Spread the word, so that those exploring the industry and just starting out can learn more. As many of you have learned, art licensing is a challenging choice and it’s not for all artists. So let’s help each and everyone learn about what it takes, the real deal, and so they can decide for themselves.

Event: Free Friday Ask J’net Q&A (A live teleconference—where you supply the questions & I supply the answers)

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2012

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. PDT / Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

Details: —Write your question(s) on the form at the bottom when you register. You will automatically be signed up to receive her free newsletter when you register. The class is completely free. Need more information

Register Now here: http://blogjnet.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/next-free-friday-ask-jnet-qa-is-may-18th/

Call For Artists: Billboard Art Project in 4 US Cities

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OPPORTUNITY | CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Billboard Art Project – Atlanta, Ga

Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside art galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating.

The Atlanta, GA show will feature four weeks of artwork beginning Saturday, September 29th at 12 a.m. and running through Friday, October 26th at 11:59 p.m.

Please visit website for details: www.billboardartproject.org

Link: http://billboardartproject.org/apply/

Deadline: Sat Aug 18th, 2012

OPPORTUNITY | CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Billboard Art Project – Quincy, Il

The Quincy, IL show will feature three days of artwork beginning Friday, September 14th at 12 a.m. and running through Sunday, September 16th at 11:59 p.m.

Please visit our website for details: www.billboardartproject.org

Link: http://billboardartproject.org/apply/

Deadline: Fri Aug 3rd, 2012

OPPORTUNITY | CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Billboard Art Project – Albany, Ny

The Albany, NY show will feature two weeks of artwork beginning Monday, July 2nd at 12 a.m. and running through Sunday, July 15th at 11:59 p.m.

Please visit our website for details: www.billboardartproject.org

Link: http://billboardartproject.org/apply/

Deadline: Mon May 21st, 2012

OPPORTUNITY | CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Billboard Art Project – Detroit, Mi

The Detroit Metro (Macomb County), MI show will feature four weeks of artwork beginning Monday, May 28th at 12 a.m. and running through Sunday, June 24th at 11:59 p.m.

Please visit our website for details: www.billboardartproject.org

Link: http://billboardartproject.org/apply/

Deadline: Mon Apr 16th, 2012