The Many Worlds of Spontaneous Artist Gabriella Cleuren

Gabriella Cleuren, Mother comfort, 2011, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper 54 x 73cm/ 21 x 28 inches

Gabriella Cleuren, Mother comfort, 2011, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper 54 x 73cm/ 21 x 28 inches

“In art, the first step is interpretation, or a total transformation, meaning an indoctrination or transformation by the mind. During this process, unconscious elements creep into the work that give it its appeal and inner layeredness, ” says prolific painter Gabriella Cleuren.

Examples of her paintings, in this blog post, show just a tiny part of her extensive subject matter or “worlds” of stunning color and textural brushwork. You may view many more paintings in the art worlds of Gabriella Cleuren on the artist’s website —

Gabriella Cleuren, Arab Woman, 2011, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 110 x 73cm (43 x 28 in)

Gabriella Cleuren, Arab Woman, 2011, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 110 x 73cm /43 x 28 inches


Gabriella Cleuren, at the other side 4, 2007, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 54 x 73 cm/21 x 28 inches


Gabriella Cleuren, Silent Companion, 2009, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg Paper, 54 x 73cm/21 x 28 inches


Cover of Brave New Old Worlds, Gabriella Cleuren

Preview and buy Gabriella Cleuren’s book Brave New Old Worlds here.

Artists Enter to Win 1 International Exhibition

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SHARE YOUR TALENT! Second edition – WIN 1 International Exhibition – FREE ENTRY!
Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Public Vote deadline: April 22, 2013
Photography | Video Art | Computer Graphics | Architecture | Performing Art
All artistsarchitects and designers are invited to participate for free!
To take part in the Contest send 1 hd image (2048x1536px or 1024x768px of 300dpi) of your artwork, or 1 video (with one still image; for video artists and performers), or 1 A3 panel (for architecture projects); along with your name/surname, email address and website to artexpogroup@gmail.comOn April 8, 2013 all artworks will be online on International ArtExpo Facebook page for the public vote! Public vote will close on April 22, 2013!

Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Follow these steps to win:
1. click like on our Facebook page
2. share your photo on your  profile
3. invite all your friends to click like on our Facebook page, to click like on your image and to share your image on their profiles
The Contest will start only if it reaches a minimum of 30 submissions.Participant with the highest number of likes on his/her image will be the winner of 1 International exhibitionorganized by International ArtExpo. The winner has to reach a minimum of 500 likes on his/her image.
Good luck and make sure you and your fans complete all the steps. We will check if the winner and his/her fans followed all the steps (liking the page, liking the image and sharing the image). The organization has the right to moderate and confirm the final public vote score.More details about International ArtExpo at


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Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art
FREE SUBMISSION! Deadline: April 07, 2013
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting photo works, video/short films, computer graphics works, paintings, architecture projects, installations, sculptures and performances to include in the next 2013 Exhibition:
MIXED BORDERS & HYBRID IDENTITIES – International Art Exhibition of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Painting, Architecture, Installation, Sculpture and Performing Art held in Riccione (Italy) during the Nightshow, Annual Exhibition of the Night-related Industries and Technologies (
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci

press office: It’s LIQUID Group
opening: April 26, 2013 at the Conference Centre of Riccione (Italy)
date: April 26-27-28, 2013
FREE SUBMISSION! The deadline for applications is April 07, 2013
The selection will be based on the main concept of the Hybridization and mixing of Identities and borders and it is divided into two sections: MIXED BORDERS and HYBRID IDENTITIES. Nowadays, urban environments, people, rules and limits are no more distinct realities, but they constantly modify and get mixed together, generating new connections and hybrid results. Ethic, social, sexual and religious borders get confused and we feel free to overcome and change all the limits, creating and showing a new type of identity: a crossbreed of characters inserts into a metropolis in which you can find everything you need and become everything you desire.
The exhibition concept is strictly connected to the Nightshow event, since the night is the perfect moment in which all these changes get revealed. During the night the borders vibrate and identities start to get confused.
The Nightshow is an extraordinary experience which will involve thousands of exhibitors, artists and viewers. During the exhibition there will be music events, conferences, showcases, workshops, art shows and many more. More than 100 artists from all over the world will perform music, 3D video mapping projects around the city and partners such as Redbull, Samsung, Yamaha. The event will be at the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th floor of the Palazzo dei Congressi of Riccione, where the fourth and fifth floors will be dedicated to video art, music, installations and art exhibitions.
International ArtExpo will present artists from all over the world in two main venues: Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Riccione in which we will show video art projects divided into two floors (more than 400 square metres of exhibition space), and the Palazzo dei Congressi (Riccione) in which we will exhibit photographic works, performances, installations and sculptures, paintings, architecture projects and computer graphic works. Additionally three places for the 3D video mapping in the city; strategic video projection points in all the Palazzo dei Congressi, with high visibility; dedicated rooms for solo and collective projects and exhibitions.
To take part in the selection, send your works submissions with a CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for video artists and performers), some samples of works (only for artists) or projects (only for architects) via email to or via mail to:
International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
The number of works you can submit is free and unlimited. The participation in the International Art Festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation open to: artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.
International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

The Media Directory Launch March 2013

The Media Directory, launching in March 2013, is a Media Industry & Performing Arts Networking Directory & Job Listings Website. A great resource for anyone looking to either find a job or make more connections in a creative industry, the website has the contacts, the jobs and the website for you to search & build relationships to further your career.

Film/TV/stage, Music, Photography, Dance, Comedy, Art, Radio & More.

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Functions of the site include:

Searching their extensive & forever growing media industry & performing arts e-directory. Thousands of contacts in Film/TV/Stage, Music, Photography, Comedy, Dance, Art, Radio & More. Contacts include: Company Address, telephone, email, website address, social media links & a company synopsis. Save contacts to your favourites for ease & future use

 Build a profile/portfolio/timeline with their step by step guide. Input the URL for your social media accounts and see your music, videos, photographs, blogs, tweets & posts automatically transfer to your timeline and paste your CV in your about me section for employers to see your skills.

Start a topic in our forums. Discuss media events. Promote your own work. What ever you wish to talk about. Then here you can. Network and build friendships.. Then add each other as friends if you require a personal conversation.

Post a job for free!

Membership Costs:

Pay As You Go: £2.95 a month for as long as you want it… No cancellation fees and no additional costs after subscription.
The Year Deal: £19.95 for a full years subscription. There are no additional costs. That price is for full use of The Media Directory.

You can sign up here, as well as follow them on Facebook



If you like to enter art competitions and ask people to vote for your art (I know I get a lot of *vote for me* requests), here is one that may be worth your efforts.

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Deadline: February 03, 2013
photography | video art | computer graphics | architecture | performing art
Artists/Architects/Designers send one image of your artworks (a still image for video art/performing art and a link if video is published online), your name/surname/email address/website to
On February 04, 2013 all artworks will be online on International ArtExpo Facebook page for one week! Public vote will close on February 11, 2013!
Deadline: February 03, 2013
Follow this steps to win:
1. click like on their page at
2. invite all your friends to click like on the page and on your image
3. good luck!!!
Make sure you complete all the steps. We will check if the winner followed all steps. Artist with the highest number of “like” on image will WIN 1 YEAR of EXHIBITIONS with International ArtExpo Group for free!!!
More details about International ArtExpo at

Current Disaster Recovery Information and Emergency Grants for Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Source is the United States most extensive database of opportunities and resources for individual artists and arts professionals working in all disciplines including dance, folk and traditional arts, film and video, performance, visual, music, creative writing and translation, and theater. Featuring over 10,000 listings of residencies, grants, competitions, workspaces, business and legal resources and other pertinent information (with more being added everyday), Source is a powerful tool for any artist. Additionally, Source features important listings of emergency grants, disaster recovery resources and other information that addresses the needs of artists outside of their practice.

More on Hollywood Film You Can Have a Part In

This Guitar Player movie news is snowballing. I connected with the filmmaker this morning, and he sent me lots of images to use in my article for Technorati news.

Here is the link to the article I wrote this morning, published a couple of hours later:

Article first published as How Audio Description Gives Blind “Viewers” Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions on Technorati.

OPPS  that’s not the  LINK!!!

Here is the link to Guitar Player:

Guitar Player: the Largest Crowdfunded Film Ever?:

If you click on the hyperlink inside the article you can get your name on their website for just a $10. donation! Could be great PR!

Future updates: The filmmaker also gave me an exclusive bit of information, and said he will send some pics at a future date.

How Audio Description Gives Blind *Viewers* Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions, by Marie Kazalia

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How do the 25 million Americans who are blind or have low vision “see” a live dance performance, or experience a museum exhibition, or a movie?

According to Joel Snyder, in his recent Webinar, Audio Description, or AD, makes the arts accessible to audience members who are blind or have low vision. Snyder described AD as “a literary art form, a type of poetry–a haiku. Using as few words as possible, describers offer a verbal version of the visual–the visual is made verbal, and aural, and oral.”

For television or movies, an audio describer views and writes descriptions of the action and visuals, timed to be heard by the blind viewer between the lines of dialog and sound effects. The written descriptions are then recorded by voice over talent on an auxiliary sound track.

“For live performances, audience members who are blind or have limited vision use headset receivers to listen to a live describer reading program notes and describing sets and costumes before the show, then relaying the action (during pauses between dialogue) throughout the performance,” Snyder wrote in his article, AD-Listening to Movement, Joel Snyder, The International Journal of the Arts in Society.

Snyder began working with Audio Description 30 years ago, providing AD for performing arts groups, schools, museums, libraries.

“I often work with arts access for people with various difficulties,” Snyder stated, further explaining that his principal area of expertise is Audio Description. “Over 30 states and about 30 countries now have Audio Description,” according to Snyder, who calls for more audio options on DVDs for movies.

In his webinar presentation, Snyder spoke of how the motto of an Audio Describer is: “what you see is what you say”. In that the importance of vivid descriptions for allows listeners to form mental images and create their own meaning from the specific words used. AD should avoid interpretation. Rather than just telling what someone is doing in a movie, for instance, the AD track should describe how they are doing it. For instance, in many movies a film character may walk, yet the word walk does not convey the same information as the image of the person walking. So the describer must analyze expressive qualities, attitudes and movements of the character walking in the film.

For AD narration of a live dance piece, much is “unsaid in order to focus on communicating mood, theme and choreographic structure, while leaving aural space for the impact of the musical score,”  Snyder wrote.

Article first published as How Audio Description Gives Blind “Viewers” Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions on Technorati.