Monday, April 23, 2007
This is the cover I made for the Fragments Fatbook that I am hosting. Nick Bantock's art was the inspiration. The group is Fatbooks@yahoogroups.com
Crows are one of my favorite subject matters. I have a pair of crows that I feed. If there isn't any treats outside for them they sit in a tree in front of my house to remind me.
Monday, April 16, 2007
My sister Jodi is organizing this:
“COUNTDOWN TO PEACE” Project
Artists Call to
Inspired by collaborative projects like the Aids Name Quilts and Sonya Clark’s Beaded Prayers Project, we invite you to help create the “Countdown to PEACE.” Presented in calendar format, the project will begin with March 19, 2003 (the day the war in
Each calendar month will be its own presentation board made up of 4-inch squares, 7 across and 5-6 rows down. Each entry will represent one day of this war. We are inviting artists to send us entries that are no larger than 4-inches square and no deeper than 1 inch. Limiting size will make display feasible. Work that is included in this project will become the property of the project. The entries will be permanently attached to the “calendar” pages for ease of transporting.
Any media is acceptable. Remember that since only one side of the work will be seen, 2-D approaches are preferred, however clay or metal works done in relief (for example) will also be accepted.
We intend for the project to be POSITIVE in nature. We are mainly interested in your personal VISION OF PEACE. Please do not use imagery and/or text that is specific to any government officials or policies. Please keep the focus on PROMOTING PEACE rather than on decrying war.
Entries that do not meet the criteria in terms of size or content will be returned to the sender.
Send your work, along with $10. PER ENTRY; the entry fee is non-refundable. Make checks payable to “Countdown to Peace.” Mail your entry and check to:
Countdown to Peace
Money collected from the entry fees will be used STRICTLY to defray the costs of display materials, promotional information, shipping, and insurance.
It is also our hope that as the project grows, we will be able to create a website that will provide information on current developments. We want to begin displaying the project as of the Fall of 2007. It is our intention to create a book that will include: 1. an alphabetical listing of all contributors with the day, month, and year where each entry is displayed and 2. a chronological listing of entries along with artist’s name.
Here is the information for a Handbag show that I am participating in.
ART OF THE HANDBAG
June 3 thru August 30, 2007
ARTISTS are invited to submit up to six original handbags. All media accepted. Handbags must be functional (don’t have to be everyday bags, but design must allow them to be usable carriers). Creativity is the keynote. Recreated existing bags are acceptable if changed from their original design by 50%. No size or material limitations, but remember to keep the bags functional. Exhibition is organized to sell. All work must be for sale at reasonable prices. $50-300 max. Gallery commission on work sold is 35%.
Note: If you are male, bags aren’t just for girls...you could submit a man-bag of your original design!
Hand deliver or ship entries to:
Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery
(252) 441-6584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please deliver your artistic handbags on Friday, May 25 or Saturday May 26, 2007. Work shipped in must be received by May 26.
Entries should be accompanied by a completed Artist Inventory form (attached). Please
insert a label (also attached) inside each handbag so that individual works are always identified. Please print clearly. Total entry fee per artist is $10 for an artist submitting 1 to 3 bags or $15 for an artist submitting 4 to 6 bags - payable to Ghost Fleet Gallery. Artists are invited to include business cards and bio if available.
AWARDS: Best in Show - $100 / (2) Excellence Awards - $50 / Peoples’ Choice - $50.
Exhibition will open with a public reception on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 pm.
PICKUP DATE FOR WORK NOT SOLD:
Work not sold should be picked up Friday, August 31 or Saturday, September 1. Artwork that was shipped in will be returned COD in the container in which it was received insured for the retail price given unless otherwise specified.
I have some exciting news. North light books has accepted my proposal for an art instruction book. The tentative title of my book is
ARTiculate: Projects and Techniques for Interactive Art
My editor is Tonia Davenport. She is the editor for several amazing North Light books including: Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin, Art Stamping Workshop by Gloria Page, Collage Lost and Found by Giuseppina Cirincione, Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth, Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista, Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis, Metal Craft Discovery Workshop by Linda & Opie O’Brien, and Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander.
The topic of my art instruction book will be Mixed Media Interactive Art. Some other names that I have come up with to describe my book are: Articulated Art, Paper Engineering, and Moveable Art. Some examples of these types of mechanisms can be found in vintage postcards (they are called mechanical or moveable postcards) and children’s pop-up books.