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APRIL 2010 NEWSLETTER
FOR
CREATIVE PEOPLE


 

Registration is in full swing for the workshop

 

CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT


WITH


MARILYN HUGHEY PHILLIS

www.mhphillisart.com

Sponsored by
Watercolor Society of Alabama
Workshop in Troy, Alabama
May 13-15, 2010

The highly creative and unique style of Marilyn Hugh Phillis tends toward abstract utilizing layering techniques and often incorporates collage. She will share her techniques and her process by beginning each day with warm-up exercises – getting progressively more complicated each day. This provides a fun challenge towards the mood for the day. She will also lecture and show slides to demonstrate her techniques along with constructive critiques to aid the students’ artistic growth.

This workshop is sponsored by the Watercolor Society of Alabama in conjunction with its 69th Annual Exhibition.

3 day workshop
$300 for Members of Watercolor Society of Alabama

$325 for Non-Watercolor Society of Alabama Members

To secure reservation, mail your reservation fee of $200.00 payable to Watercolor Society of Alabama along with your name and contact information. Reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. The registration fee (less a $25.00 processing fee) is refundable until April 15, 2010.

 For more information, contact:

Jaceena Shepard 256-810-9240
 or e-mail: jaeshep@aol.com

 

 Ronnie Cramer - Artist / Musician / Filmmaker

April 2010 Art | Music | Film Happenings


Spring Greetings!
 

Texas: My watercolors are part of an exhibition that opens April 2nd at MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, located on the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-1237. The show runs through May 29th. The gallery website can be found at forsyth.tamu.edu/.

Minnesota: The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (North Dakota) is presenting an exhibition that includes my San Francisco cityscape Mid-City Foods. The show runs April 6th through June 19th at Hjemkomst, 202 First Ave. North, Moorhead, MN 56560. The HCSoCC website is located at www.info.co.clay.mn.us/History/ and the Hjemkomst website is at www.hjemkomstcenter.com.

Georgia: The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will host a show that includes some of my new western art. The exhibition opens April 3rd and closes May 8th. The gallery is located at 1902 OCAF Arts Center, Watkinsville, GA 30677 and their website URL is www.ocaf.com/.

 England: My experimental cultural documentary Mugs will be featured at the upcoming Hampshire Film Festival in Fareham, England. Screening dates are April 12th - 13th and April 19th - 20th at the Brass Monkey ('set deep in the heart of Fareham, The Brass Monkey is one of the South's sexiest, late night lounge bars'). Let's go! You can read more about the HFF at www.horroruk.com.

 California: Mugs will also be shown at the Sacramento International Film Festival April 22nd - 25th as part of their Digital Odyssey Screenings and Conference at the 24th Street Theater, 2491 24th St. Sacramento, CA 95818. The SIFF website is located at www.sacramentofilmfestival.com. BTW, in March of 2008 these same nice folks screened my experimental music film Cantata in C Major.

 MA/DC/FL/PA: Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated will appear at a number of venues this month (list below). You might recall that NOTLD:R is 'a collaborative artistic re-envisioning of the 1968 cult classic' and that I contributed two scenes to this fun project. For more information about the production check out Rue Morgue Issue 99 (available today) or Screem Magazine Issue 20 (available next week). An interview with NOTLD:R curator Mike Schneider recently made the IMDB Hit List and can be read online here.

  • Apr. 7th
    Somerville Theater; Somerville, MA
  • Apr. 11th
    Monster Madhouse; Washington DC
  • Apr. 24th
    Nightmare Theatre; Pensacola, FL
  • Apr. 30th
    National Haunters Convention; Valley Forge, PA
And...

North Carolina: Chowan University's annual art exhibition (which began March 1st) ends today. Chowan is located at One University Place, Murphreesboro, NC 27855, and their website is at www.chowan.edu/.

Kansas: The Art Show at the Dog Show runs through April 11th at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita. The ASatDS website is located at www.artshowatthedogshow.com/; proceeds benefit the American Kennel Association Museum.

Wyoming: The Western Spirit Art Show at Cheyenne Frontier Days' Old West Museum continues through April 18th. The OWM website is located at www.oldwestmuseum.or

 

 

Enter The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition

Win cash and see your artwork featured in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine.  More than $25,000 in awards in 5 categories.  Deadline is May 3, 2010. 

Categories:

Abstract/Experimental* Animal/Wildlife* Landscape/Interior* Portrait/Figure*Still Life/Floral

Click here for more information or to enter online:

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/annualcompetition/

Students and beginners, visit:
www.artistsmagazine.com to find out how you can participate in a special category just for you!

 

 

Tennessee Watercolor Society
Hosts George James Workshop


 
The 2010 TNWS Workshop with George James will be May 17-21, 2010, at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga. Cost for the 5-day workshop is $350 for TNWS members and $375 for non-members. Send your fees with your name, address, email address and phone number, postmarked before May 1, 2010 to: Leslie Dulin, 2641 Kell Road, Signal Mountain,TN 37377. Please write TNWS on the back of the envelope.  Cancellations after May 1 may result in the forfeit of the deposit or all fees depending on the circumstances. Contact Leslie at magileslie@comcast.net

 
In his workshops George James shares the secrets of working on Yupo. While introducing innovative techniques and a wide variety of unusual tools, he also emphasizes design and composition. He has a relaxed teaching style and encourages experimentation and new ideas. For more information on George James, see his website at www.georgejameswatercolor.com or check out his videos at Creative Catalyst Productions' website www.ccpvideos.com. They currently list three videos (and have another on landscapes coming soon), along with links to articles on James' work. The free previews to his videos are the best way to see how he works. Also read “George James: Innovations with Transparent Watercolor” at www.myamericanartist.com/2008/02/george-james-in.html.

 
Our hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 4820 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN, 423-877-6464. It is less than a 10-minute drive to Chattanooga State. A block of rooms has been reserved under “Tennessee Watercolor Society”. A standard room (one king or two double beds) is $79 per night and a suite is $89 (one king or two double beds plus a double pull out couch) per night plus 17.25% tax. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast every morning, and has an indoor pool, fitness center, and laundry facilities. All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. Suites also have an extra sink, a sitting area and two tv’s, and can accommodate three people easily. The hotel is in a very safe area near Northgate Mall with a large variety of restaurants.

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New England Watercolor Society

Formerly the Boston Watercolor Society
Fostering Excellence in Aqua Media Since 1885

Call for entries: New England Watercolor Society
12th Biennial North American Open

Open invitation to all water media artists

Gloucester, Massachusetts,
September 24 - October 24, 2010

Hosted by the North Shore Arts Association.

Juror: John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF.
 

$5,000 in awards - Entry deadline: July 16.

For prospectus, download from website at www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org
or send #10 SASE to: Carolyn Latanision, 28 Church St. No. 3, Winchester, Ma. 01890

New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a three day workshop

JOHN SALMINEN - Urban Realism through Design

Sept. 27-29, 2010, at the North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA.

Visit www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org to register.


SCAMS DIRECTED TO ARTISTS

The scammers continue to annoy artists by sending an email seeking to buy one or more of our artistic creations that have been posted to the World Wide Web.  At first glance this is flattering, and our respective egos get very excited over the opportunity to have our art to be chosen to be shipped to and viewed in Africa, Europe, or some other far away location.  But, it just isn’t so.  Don’t be taken in by it – just delete the message.  Then, go have a drink of your choice and pat yourself on the back for not falling for this scam.  This message is being sent again at the request of a valued friend who suggested that it was time to remind artists about the scam.


BEACHSIDE MALL

For your shopping pleasure, we present to you the Beachside Mall (www.beachsidemall.com)

This is a Mall with over 100 stores in it where you can buy anything your heart desires.  Right now, Mister Art and Dick Blick are having a really great sale of art supplies.  You need to check it out.  And think of Beachside Mall when you plan to buy something online and have it shipped to your home or the home of a friend.  Friends love gifts!

This Mall is owned by Nanette Jones and Patrick Cannon.  The merchants we are affiliated with are reputable well-known merchants.


Pat Walker Workshops
Rolling Fork, Mississippi 39159
662-873-4003
additional information:

 

 

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If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

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MARCH 2010 NEWSLETTER
FOR
CREATIVE PEOPLE

REMEMBER THAT MARCH 17TH IS

EDITOR'S MESSAGE
If you have information that you would like included in the monthly Newsletter, let us know.  Also, if there is a topic you would like to see covered in the Newsletter, let us know that also.  Contact us at:  nanetteljones@bellsouth.net or captpj28@aol.com

TEST YOUR ART KNOWLEDGE
Answers below:

1.  Abbozzo
a) specialized clown painting
b) a sketch or rough drawing; first draft of an artwork
c) both of the above

2. Alla Prima
a) expensive Italian primer
b) the first strokes of a painting
c) a direct painting technique

3. Alligatoring
a) adding mythical creatures to a painting
b) a glazing technique in oils
c) a network of fine cracks on a painting

4. Baren
a) massive artist's block
b) a rounded tool used in printmaking
c) a minimal landscape

5. Bloom
a) a brush with rounded bristles
b) a dull, whitish effect on the surface of a varnished painting
c) a type of flower painting

Answers:
1 b; 2 c; 3 c; 4 b; 5 b.


Registration is in full swing for the workshop

 

CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT


WITH


MARILYN HUGHEY PHILLIS

www.mhphillisart.com

Sponsored by
Watercolor Society of Alabama
Workshop in Troy, Alabama
May 13-15, 2010

The highly creative and unique style of Marilyn Hugh Phillis tends toward abstract utilizing layering techniques and often incorporates collage. She will share her techniques and her process by beginning each day with warm-up exercises – getting progressively more complicated each day. This provides a fun challenge towards the mood for the day. She will also lecture and show slides to demonstrate her techniques along with constructive critiques to aid the students’ artistic growth.

This workshop is sponsored by the Watercolor Society of Alabama in conjunction with its 69th Annual Exhibition.

3 day workshop
$300 for Members of Watercolor Society of Alabama

$325 for Non-Watercolor Society of Alabama Members

To secure reservation, mail your reservation fee of $200.00 payable to Watercolor Society of Alabama along with your name and contact information. Reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. The registration fee (less a $25.00 processing fee) is refundable until April 15, 2010.

 For more information, contact:

Jaceena Shepard 256-810-9240
 or e-mail: jaeshep@aol.com

 

 

FRIENDSHIP

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.  As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over."
Samuel Johnson

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ATC SWAP

If you would like to participate in an ATC Swap, write to:

Sandra Starkey 710 West Ocean View Ave Norfolk, Virginia 23503-1420 Phone: (757) 531-8826
for more information.

Enter The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition

Win cash and see your artwork featured in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine.  More than $25,000 in awards in 5 categories.  Deadline is May 3, 2010. 

Categories:

Abstract/Experimental* Animal/Wildlife* Landscape/Interior* Portrait/Figure*Still Life/Floral

Click here for more information or to enter online:

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/annualcompetition/

Students and beginners, visit:
www.artistsmagazine.com to find out how you can participate in a special category just for you!

 

 

An American wigeon painted in acrylic by David Nix of Cottondale, Ala., is the winner of the 2010 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. The winning artwork will adorn the 2011-2012 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp. Nix also won the 2006 contest with a painting of a blue-winged teal.

The annual contest, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF), is open to all resident Alabama artists only.  

c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.


FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
FOR
CREATIVE PEOPLE


Don't Forget that February 14th is

EDITOR'S MESSAGE
The Newsletter was discontinued for several months.  It is now back online.  Some of the information included in this message was in one of the previous messages, but it bears repeating.  If you have information that you would like included in the monthly Newsletter, feel free to let us know.  Also, if there is a topic you would like to see covered in the Newsletter, let us know that also.  Contact us at:  nanetteljones@bellsouth.net or captpj28@aol.com
PROTECT YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT
PayPal has issued the following statement:
Safely access your PayPal Account by opening up a new web browser and type in the following: https://www.paypal.com

Never give out the following information in an e-mail:

*First name, last name, business name
*Email and password combination
*Credit card, bank account, and PIN number
*Social security and driver's license number

PayPal will never ask you to download anything for your account to work, so do not download attachments purportedly from PayPal.  Choose a unique password and change it every 30-60 days.  If you think you have received a fraudulent email, forward the entire email to:  spoof@paypal.com and then delete it.


TRUTH OR FICTION

Each of us have, at some time, received e-mail which was sent by friends or relatives which was so outrageous that we wondered if the material contained in the message was a hoax.  You can check out the rumor at either of the following two web sites to determine whether it is really true and just pure fiction on the part of some one who had nothing better to do than to spread a false rumor.  The web sites are:  www.truthorfiction.com
http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org.

www.snopes.com


 Rupert


Registration is in full swing for the workshop with
Cheng-Khee Chee

www.chengkheechee.com

Sponsored by
Southern Watercolor Society
Exhibition and Workshop
Madisonville, Kentucky

Cheng-Khee Chee is teaching a fabulous workshop "Synthesizing East and West" beginning on March 22.  You’ll find the workshop registration form on page 3 of the recent newsletter of the Southern Watercolor Society or you can go to the website to download more information.  www.southernwatercolorsociety.org

1. FULL 5-DAY WORKSHOP - $650-SW MEMBER, $680-NON-MEMBER

2. 3-DAY MINI-WORKSHOP - $390 (DATES: MARCH 24-26, 2010)
3. DAILY AUDIT OF WORKSHOP DEMOS EACH MORNING (9-12NOON)$50 PER DAY OR $200 FOR 5 DAYS OF MORNING DEMOS.
 
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION: CALL ELISE BEATTIE, EXHIBIT CHAIRMAN @ 270-415-9141
 


 

Just wanted to let you know that my PAINTED FABRIC COLLAGE WORKSHOP ($38.00) is now "open-ended."  The workshop, videos, lessons and pdf's will remain at the Creative Workshops site indefinitely, so you can truly take this class at your own pace and WHENEVER YOU WANT!  I am also offering an online workshop entitled:
Mixed Media/Collage Backgrounds
 
Please visit the link for Creative Workshops to read about all of the wonderful classes offered there.
 
 
Nancy Lefko
 
The World Intellectual Property Organization states:

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs.

www.wipo.com


ATC SWAP

If you would like to participate in an ATC Swap, write to:

Sandra Starkey 710 West Ocean View Ave Norfolk, Virginia 23503-1420 Phone: (757) 531-8826
for more information.

sandra@starkey-art.com

c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.


july 2008 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI


WEBSITES OF INTEREST
 

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS


BEACHSIDE MALL
 

IF I COULD CATCH A RAINBOW

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
and share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own;
A place to find serenity,
A place to be alone.
  
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea,
But all these things I'm finding
are impossible for me.   

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair,
But let me be what I know best,
A friend who's always there.

Sandra Lewis Pringle

 


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

Visit the www.artistcolony.net web site often, as we are about to announce the Call for Submissions for the 2008 Online Exhibition.  You will find the instructions and entry forms by following the links.  If you see any broken links or if the instructions are not clear, contact me at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Another online exhibition is the Experimental Artists of America 2008 Online Exhibition.  It can be viewed at:
www.experimentalartists.org

Just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Here is the July-August 2008 issue of Gallery Notes: News of the Visual Arts-USA:
 
Please share this with other artists who would like to subscribe free of charge.
 
Many Thanks,
The Editor and Staff
 

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

www.artcalendar.com   This is a site where you can sign up to receive their interesting and informative newsletter.

www.ccpvideos.com  This is a site where you can sign up to receive newsletters and to hear about new art instruction DVDs.  Owning one of the DVDs is just like taking a workshop in your own home at your own convenience.  They also sponsor online art shows.

http://www.creativechick.com/  This is Susan Sorrell's site for her online classes.  Check the May Newsletter to view the classes that are available.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

                                                      William Kalwick, JR
August 4 - 8, 2008  ~  $495.00
 
IT'S NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THIS GREAT WORKSHOP!!
Figurative and portrait artist, Bill Kalwick’s first art instructor was his late father who had studied with Lajos Markos. Bill also attended the
Arts Student League in New York. Upon completing his studies in New York
he moved to Houston, where he still lives and works, to become the protégé of Lajos Markos. Kalwick’s vivid palette and impressionistic style combine beautifully to showcase his largely South American and European subject matter.
He is also a highly sought after commission portrait artist.
 
 
This workshop will consist of models, still life and landscape...
We look forward to seeing you!!
Pat Walker-Fields
Rolling Fork, Mississippi 39159
662-873-4003

CHARLES REID WORKSHOP
SPONSORED BY SOUTHERN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE WORKSHOP, COMPLETE AND MAIL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://www.southernwatercolorsociety.org/CharlesReidRegistration.pdf


CLOUDCROFT ART WORKSHOPS
Carolyn Sharp has written to me as follow:

I am with the Cloudcroft Art Workshops considered one of New Mexico's top art workshops, and is located in Cloudcroft, NM, a small village at 9000 ft. in the cool Sacramento Mtns. Every year we invite well known artists from around the US to come and teach workshops for us.  These are week long and go from 9-4 daily.  We have an exciting line up for this summer which you can find at www.cloudcroftart.com The workshops present many mediums: oil, watercolor, mixed media, watermedia, pastel, colored pencil, acrylic, ect.
 
I am mainly wanting to tell you about the workshop we have with well known artist Mary Ann Beckwith who will teach in watermedia and other materials.  Our brochure states: "Your energy-filled days will explore creative methods of watermedia application, including building layers, texturing and collage.  Participants will be exposed to new techniques and materials that will allow them to better express their visions and ideas through painting and collage.  Methods and materials will be suitable for both representational and abstract imagery.  Demos will focus on composition and design, how to recharge your work, sources of inspiration and the business of being an artist.  Each day will include plenty of time for painting and optional critiques.  Mary Ann has a full workshop schedule throughout the United States.  It will be an art-altering experience!"
 
If any of your members would like to come check out the website for more information.  If any would like to receive our brochure just email me, Carolyn Sharp at 2sharps@pvtnetworks.net and I will put them on our list for next year.  We send out brochures in January.
 

McDOWELL WORKSHOPS (NEAR JASPER, ALABAMA)
OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 24, 2008

Pat Dews, AWS, NWS

Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, SCWS

Wayne Spradley

FOR A BROCHURE AND COST, CONTACT TORA JOHNSON.  toradave@earthlink.net or at (256)-237-9900


Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule

2008

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 260.00

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

 


Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site at
www.artinthemountains.com

               

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OPPORTUNITIES

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Artist Colony Third Online Art Exhibition. Deadline July 31, 2008. All 2-D media. Judge of Awards James Brantley, AWS, NWS  $20 entry fee for two images; $15 entry fee for two images for members of Artist Colony. Prospectus and forms can be found at www.artistcolony.net/2008exhibition


Here is an opportunity that is probably worth checking out.  I know nothing about this group, so check it out carefully before applying.

We thought you may be interested our new Annual Grant program.  To celebrate our first year we're offering two grants in July of 2008.  Elligibility includes Visual Artists working in both 3D and 2D mediums.  The grant program is open to international applicants, but we're only accepting applications via postal mail.  Grantee decisions will be based on a compilation of 5 examples of work in JPEG format, the Artist Statement, and Biography.  The grants aren't project based, they're more of a general award.  For more details please refer to the application attached.  If you would like to apply, simply fill out the 2nd page of the attached form and send to us with the listed material. 
 
Please note that the deadline for applications is June 25th.
 
Artists Emerge
www.artistsemerge.org
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Art Kudos online exhibition sponsored by www.artshow.com     Go to the website and follow the links to the prospectus.
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The prospectus for the Texas Watercolor Society's 2009 exhibition is now available to download.  The deadline is November 15 (I think) of 2008.  www.texaswatercolorsociety.net
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www.artperk.com
(Gaithersburg, MD) – The owners of DoubleShot Studio today announced the launch of ArtPerk - www.ArtPerk.com - a new website for artists seeking to locate display opportunities and gallery openings.  ArtPerk lists opportunities throughout the nation and offers unique features to help artists find show opportunities in a quick, user-friendly way.

Artists seeking shows to enter now have the ability to search for opportunities by media (nice for sculptors and photographers, sometimes not allowed in juried shows), by location (if you’re partial to show your work only near your home), and other search parameters.  

ArtPerk also allows users to save their searches and receive daily or weekly e-mails with those search results as reminders.  The site is free for artists to search and for galleries and venues to post.  Galleries can create listings for a fee if they’d like front page placement and other advantages.

“We wanted to create a place where artists of any media can come, and quickly find shows and display opportunities open to their work,” said Missy Loewe, co-creator of the site.  “It also had to have the ability for people to save these searches and receive e-mail reminders.  ArtPerk will revolutionize the way artists search for opportunities, so they won’t spend five minutes reading about a show, then find in the last line of the description that their media type is not allowed.”

The owners of the site will add new features weekly, including new types of opportunities such as jobs and residencies for artists, and articles on business and marketing.

Based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, ArtPerk is owned by the photographers and web design specialists at DoubleShot Studio, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD and is located on the Internet at www.ArtPerk.com.


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Includes water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


For those of us who are over 65 years who would like to enter an online exhibition, see all the details at:

http://outofsight.co.nz/Dale/Plus.htm


The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. is excited to announce our 27th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held August 23 through October 5, 2008. More information and a downloadable version of the prospectus are available at its website: www.artscenteroldforge.org 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR COLLAGE EXHIBITION IN NEW ZEALAND:    http://www.outofsight.co.nz/Dale/collage.htm
(I know of one person who entered this a year or so ago, and she said it was a lot of fun, and she did sell one of her entries.)
 

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

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JUNE 2008 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

WEBSITES OF INTEREST
 

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL
 


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

Visit the www.artistcolony.net web site often, as we are about to announce the Call for Submissions for the 2008 Online Exhibition.  You will find the instructions and entry forms by following the links.  If you see any broken links or if the instructions are not clear, contact me at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:
www.WSAlabama.org/2007exhibition/reception.htm

Another online exhibition is the Experimental Artists of America 2008 Online Exhibition.  It can be viewed at:
www.experimentalartists.org

Just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

www.artcalendar.com   This is a site where you can sign up to receive their interesting and informative newsletter.

www.ccpvideos.com  This is a site where you can sign up to receive newsletters and to hear about new art instruction DVDs.  Owning one of the DVDs is just like taking a workshop in your own home at your own convenience.  They also sponsor online art shows.

http://www.creativechick.com/  This is Susan Sorrell's site for her online classes.  Check the May Newsletter to view the classes that are available.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

CLOUDCROFT ART WORKSHOPS
Carolyn Sharp has written to me as follow:

I am with the Cloudcroft Art Workshops considered one of New Mexico's top art workshops, and is located in Cloudcroft, NM, a small village at 9000 ft. in the cool Sacramento Mtns. Every year we invite well known artists from around the US to come and teach workshops for us.  These are week long and go from 9-4 daily.  We have an exciting line up for this summer which you can find at www.cloudcroftart.com The workshops present many mediums: oil, watercolor, mixed media, watermedia, pastel, colored pencil, acrylic, ect.
 
I am mainly wanting to tell you about the workshop we have with well known artist Mary Ann Beckwith who will teach in watermedia and other materials.  Our brochure states: "Your energy-filled days will explore creative methods of watermedia application, including building layers, texturing and collage.  Participants will be exposed to new techniques and materials that will allow them to better express their visions and ideas through painting and collage.  Methods and materials will be suitable for both representational and abstract imagery.  Demos will focus on composition and design, how to recharge your work, sources of inspiration and the business of being an artist.  Each day will include plenty of time for painting and optional critiques.  Mary Ann has a full workshop schedule throughout the United States.  It will be an art-altering experience!"
 
If any of your members would like to come check out the website for more information.  If any would like to receive our brochure just email me, Carolyn Sharp at 2sharps@pvtnetworks.net and I will put them on our list for next year.  We send out brochures in January.
 

McDOWELL WORKSHOPS (NEAR JASPER, ALABAMA)
OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 24, 2008

Pat Dews, AWS, NWS

Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, SCWS

Wayne Spradley

FOR A BROCHURE AND COST, CONTACT TORA JOHNSON.  toradave@earthlink.net or at (256)-237-9900


Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

 


Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site at
www.artinthemountains.com

               

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OPPORTUNITIES

Here is an opportunity that is probably worth checking out.  I know nothing about this group, so check it out carefully before applying.

We thought you may be interested our new Annual Grant program.  To celebrate our first year we're offering two grants in July of 2008.  Elligibility includes Visual Artists working in both 3D and 2D mediums.  The grant program is open to international applicants, but we're only accepting applications via postal mail.  Grantee decisions will be based on a compilation of 5 examples of work in JPEG format, the Artist Statement, and Biography.  The grants aren't project based, they're more of a general award.  For more details please refer to the application attached.  If you would like to apply, simply fill out the 2nd page of the attached form and send to us with the listed material. 
 
Please note that the deadline for applications is June 25th.
 
Artists Emerge
www.artistsemerge.org
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Art Kudos online exhibition sponsored by www.artshow.com     Go to the website and follow the links to the prospectus.
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The prospectus for the Texas Watercolor Society's 2009 exhibition is now available to download.  The deadline is November 15 (I think) of 2008.  www.texaswatercolorsociety.net
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www.artperk.com
(Gaithersburg, MD) – The owners of DoubleShot Studio today announced the launch of ArtPerk - www.ArtPerk.com - a new website for artists seeking to locate display opportunities and gallery openings.  ArtPerk lists opportunities throughout the nation and offers unique features to help artists find show opportunities in a quick, user-friendly way.

Artists seeking shows to enter now have the ability to search for opportunities by media (nice for sculptors and photographers, sometimes not allowed in juried shows), by location (if you’re partial to show your work only near your home), and other search parameters.  

ArtPerk also allows users to save their searches and receive daily or weekly e-mails with those search results as reminders.  The site is free for artists to search and for galleries and venues to post.  Galleries can create listings for a fee if they’d like front page placement and other advantages.

“We wanted to create a place where artists of any media can come, and quickly find shows and display opportunities open to their work,” said Missy Loewe, co-creator of the site.  “It also had to have the ability for people to save these searches and receive e-mail reminders.  ArtPerk will revolutionize the way artists search for opportunities, so they won’t spend five minutes reading about a show, then find in the last line of the description that their media type is not allowed.”

The owners of the site will add new features weekly, including new types of opportunities such as jobs and residencies for artists, and articles on business and marketing.

Based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, ArtPerk is owned by the photographers and web design specialists at DoubleShot Studio, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD and is located on the Internet at www.ArtPerk.com.


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Includes water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


For those of us who are over 65 years who would like to enter an online exhibition, see all the details at:

http://outofsight.co.nz/Dale/Plus.htm


The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. is excited to announce our 27th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held August 23 through October 5, 2008. More information and a downloadable version of the prospectus are available at its website: www.artscenteroldforge.org 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR COLLAGE EXHIBITION IN NEW ZEALAND:    http://www.outofsight.co.nz/Dale/collage.htm
(I know of one person who entered this a year or so ago, and she said it was a lot of fun, and she did sell one of her entries.)
 

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

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(c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 

 


may 2008 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

“Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
— Robert Fulghum

And, if you think you aren't creative, read this inspiring article at:

http://www.creativity-portal.com/cca/cara-faye/so-you-think-you-arent-creative.html

It's at the bottom of the page so scroll down.
And while you're there, sign up for the creativity-portal.com newsletter.

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There may be others, but I know of three online exhibitions available for viewing.
One is
www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of the contributors, and when you can, buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:
www.WSAlabama.org/2007exhibition/reception.htm

Another online exhibition is the Experimental Artists of America 2008 Online Exhibition.  It can be viewed at:
www.experimentalartists.org

Just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

www.artcalendar.com   This is a site where you can sign up to receive their interesting and informative newsletter.

www.ccpvideos.com  This is a site where you can sign up to receive newsletters and to hear about new art instruction DVDs.  Owning one of the DVDs is just like taking a workshop in your own home at your own convenience.  They also sponsor online art shows.

Here is a message from Susan Sorrell about online classes. 

Happy Spring Chicken!!

Hello to all of my creative friends out there in art land!! I hope everyone is getting ready for some warm fresh weather and thawing out from the Winter months. (Except all of my students who are "down under", who are approaching Winter.) Cool I am working on the yard at the studio and have been raking leaves and planting shrubs and flowers. Now if I can get the squirrels to stop digging in my planters and killing my flowers!! I hope with the longer and warmer days, I will get a new breath of creative air to start on some new pieces.
 

 

Classes for the Spring/Summer
 

Here are the listings for my classes that I will be running until August. I will probably add some more as the months go by, but I wanted to give you some idea of when the classes are going to be scheduled.

Creative Chick Studios Online Classes

My classes are going to start in May after I come home from my teaching gig at Haystack in Maine. To read up on the descriptions on the classes follow this link to the class page.
 


Personal Symbols-Fiber Art

Student Example by Jane LaFazio

May 20th-24th

6 weeks/6 Lessons

$60.00 US

To sign up click here!

 

Fertile Earth-Mixed Media/Embroidery

Student Example by Caroline Commins

June 30- August 4th

6 weeks/6 Lessons

$60.00 US

This is my newest class I ran on Joggles this past Winter 2008 Session!!

To sign up click here!

 

Monoprinting on Fabric

Student Example by Connie Jenkins
 

July 17th-August 21

6 weeks/6 Lessons

$60.00 US

To sign up click here!


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

McDOWELL WATER WORKSHOPS (NEAR JASPER, ALABAMA)
OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 24, 2008

Pat Dews, AWS, NWS

Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, SCWS

Wayne Spradley

FOR A BROCHURE AND COST, CONTACT TORA JOHNSON.  toradave@earthlink.net or at (256)-237-9900

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For workshops in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands visit the following web site. 

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

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Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site at www.artinthemountains.com

               

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OPPORTUNITIES

Art Kudos online exhibition sponsored by www.artshow.com     Go to the website and follow the links to the prospectus.

The prospectus for the Texas Watercolor Society's 2009 exhibition is now available to download.  The deadline is November 15 (I think) of 2008.  www.texaswatercolorsociety.net

American Artist Self Portrait Competition.  For information about this exciting opportunity visit

http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/01/enter-the-self.html
 


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850-997-3975.


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Include water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


ART IN THE PARK, Foley, Alabama. For an application to exhibition your work, go to the following:

http://www.cityoffoley.org/html/calendar_full.php?id=24

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American Academy of  Equine Art.  Deadline May 12, 2008.  Fall Open Juried Exhibition.  Entries can be submitted by slides or on a CD.  For a prospectus, go to www.aaea.net/2008fallshowprospectus.pdf

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4th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.  June 13-15, 2008.  Juried Art Show.  Arts and Crafts Vendors.  www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com


A poem and writing contest is being sponsored by the following website:  http://www.dreamquestone.com/ 


The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. is excited to announce our 27th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held August 23 through October 5, 2008.

More information and a downloadable version of the prospectus are available at its website: www.artscenteroldforge.org   

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

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(c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


april 2008 Newsletter
FOR
 CREATIVE PEOPLE

“Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
— Robert Fulghum

 

And, if you think you aren't creative, read this inspiring article at:

http://www.creativity-portal.com/cca/cara-faye/so-you-think-you-arent-creative.html

It's at the bottom of the page so scroll down.
And while you're there, sign up for the creativity-portal.com newsletter.

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There are three online exhibitions available for viewing.
One is
www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of the contributors, and when you can, buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:
www.WSAlabama.org/2007exhibition/reception.htm

Another online exhibition is the Experimental Artists of America 2008 Online Exhibition.  It can be viewed at:
www.experimentalartists.org

Just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

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 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted anyone's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore. Check out her website at:  www.ilkasattic.com

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Phil Hubbell has had paintings accepted in five competitions since January 2007:  Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Southwestern Watercolor Society, in which he was awarded a Richeson Award.  Phil also had a painting juried into the WAS-H (Houston) Watercolor Society Annual Member Show.
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Ruth Ilg, an Asheville, North Carolina, artist, had her painting “Fire & Ice” (acrylic on canvas,  48”h x 36”w) accepted into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2007 Fall/Winter Exhibit.  The competition entries were chosen from European and North American artists and can be viewed at www.artjury.com (AJAS Online Galleries). Additional works by Ms. Ilg can be seen at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville NC, at the Miya Gallery, Weaverville NC, at http://home.ioa.com/~ilg and at www.artleague.net/gallery.

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Jackie Stacharowski
If you want to subscribe to a very interesting and informative Newsletter, sign up with  Jackie Stacharowski of Surfside Beach, SC. Her website is:  www.artistjackie.com.  Visit it.  You'll like it. And write to her at jackie@artistjackie.com

________________________________

LINDA MORTON
was accepted into the Southern Watercolor Society 31st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida, and she won an award.  240 artists living in 19 states with a total of 436 paintings entered.  Eighty-six painting were selected for the show.  Her painting Brake Wheel was one of the selections.  It will be part of the traveling Exhibition after the show in Quincy and be transported by truck to the Visual Art Center of Northwest Florida in Panama City Florida, to be on display  from April 15 through May 2, the show in Quincy  is from  February 29 to the end of March. 
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PAUL SULLIVAN
took first place in mixed media (transparent watercolor and transparent acrylic) in the American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Competition. Also, he had three paintings in the hardback review of American watercolor, "Splash 9", the current edition. Also, he will have a painting in "Splash 10", the next edition that will be published in September of 2008.

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WALTER COSTILOW (Alabama)
An article about Walt appeared in the September/October 2007 issue of Auto Pilot Magazine.  The article was written by Connie H. Watjen.  It was about his being a pilot at night and painting by day.  It was a very interesting article.  Walt is an international airline pilot.  He does great artwork.  Visit his website at:  www.artistcolony.net/waltcostilow

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LAURIN McCRACKEN
had a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue. Visit his website at:  www.lauringallery.com

 

Don Taylor
C
urrent Southern Watercolor Society president--accepted in the following shows in 2007--SW (Richeson Award), NWS
members show, NWS Open Juried Show, Allied Artists of America, TWSA, Watercolor West, WSA online (award), Bay Annual (Panama City,FL) Best of Show and merit award for second painting.  Just accepted in GWS 2008 annual show. 

 

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

www.artcalendar.com   This is a site where you can sign up to receive their interesting and informative newsletter.

www.ccpvideos.com  This is a site where you can sign up to receive newsletters and to hear about new art instruction DVDs.  Owning one of the DVDs is just like taking a workshop in your own home at your own convenience.  They also sponsor online art shows.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

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For workshops in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands visit the following web site. 

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

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Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site at www.artinthemountains.com

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Cathy Quiel Watercolor Workshop
Maui
 
March 31 to April 4, 2008
www.cathyquiel.com

Join internationally renowned watercolorist and art instructor, Cathy Quiel, for five jam packed days of learning, painting, improving your art and personal style and just plain fun in majestic Maui.

Cathy Quiel, an instructor through Santa Barbara City College, Schott Center has taught countless workshops in the US and Europe, colorful Italy the past two years. Her work is published in multiple art books, most recently, Nita Leland’s North Light Publications on Color and Creativity.  She has been the invited lecturer for both National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West at the Riverside and Muckenthaler Art Museums.  Cathy has a true love of the subject and loves sharing her knowledge of ‘splashing watercolor’ with her workshop students.

Workshop includes  -  6 nights lodging at Hale Ho’olkipa Bed and Breakfast, get acquainted party, transportation to painting locations, 5 breakfasts, on location sack lunches, two shuttle pickups to and from the airport.

Watercolor Workshop  -  includes informative daily lessons, individual and group critiques, demonstrations and handouts. Vibrant samples of Richeson watercolor paint.  There will a strong emphasis on creative color usage, solid use of design (a packet on her 7 steps to strong design) and the dramatic use of light and shadows. In addition, there will be lessons that coordinate with specific locations i.e. water, reflections, foliage etc.  

Cost - $ 985 -1,100
 Double occupancy  6 nights   www.maui-bed-and-breakfast.com Cost varies with room selection
Cost without lodging and food - $ 550

Reserve space now  $150 deposit  -  Mail to Cathy Quiel  494 Stanford Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
 Should you have further questions, please email me at cq@cathyquiel.com or call (805) 683-4467. Contact www.maui-bed-and-breakfast.com

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Mid-Southern Watercolorist has out a Call for Entries for their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition which will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum May 9 - August 10, 2008.  It will be  juried by Ratrindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  All pertinent information is in the prospectus.
or you may contact Marlene Gremillion, at mgartist@sbcglobal.net for further details or other information.

Deadline:  March 7, 2008.The International Society of Acrylic Painters has a Call for Entries.  You may read about it and download a prospectus from its website at:  www.isap-usa.com    


Call for Artists:  TroyFest Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.  Lots of Awards.  This is a juried show.  For an application, write to: TroyFest, P. O. Box 972, Troy, AL 36081.


This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bay front. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".
Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/


American Artist Self Portrait Competition.  For information about this exciting opportunity visit

http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/01/enter-the-self.html
 


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850-997-3975.


Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media.  Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Include water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


*** CALL FOR ARTISTS ***

 

Agora Gallery of New York City is now accepting submissions for

The 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Awards valued at Thirty Eight Thousand dollars ($38,000) will be distributed as follows: exhibition at the Chelsea gallery, cash awards, Internet exposure and publicity in ARTisSpectrum magazine.

Click here to enter online or download the submission form
 

http://www.Agora-Gallery.com/2008.aspx

Deadline: March 7, 2008

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ART IN THE PARK, Foley, Alabama. For an application to exhibition your work, go to the following:

http://www.cityoffoley.org/html/calendar_full.php?id=24

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American Academy of  Equine Art.  Deadline May 12, 2008.  Fall Open Juried Exhibition.  Entries can be submitted by slides or on a CD.  For a prospectus, go to www.aaea.net/2008fallshowprospectus.pdf

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4th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.  June 13-15, 2008.  Juried Art Show.  Arts and Crafts Vendors.  www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com


A poem and writing contest is being sponsored by the following website:  http://www.dreamquestone.com/ 


2008 INTERNATIONAL SPRING INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, May 1st - 31st, 2008.

Acrylics, Graphics, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolor.
Artists may submit up to three entries for juried selection.  All
entries must be for sale. Submission deadline for receiving slides, CD's or
photos of artwork with entry form and the $35 entry fee is April 1st. For a prospectus, mail a
SASE to: Harrison Art League, P.O. Box 831, Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0831 or
download at www.harrison-art-league.org after January 15th.


CreateBetterPaintings.com is sponsoring a
New Painting Competition called
The Good Earth!
$5,000 prize purse – Entry deadline of April 1

Find all the details and the newest issue at CreateBetterPaintings.com

You don’t have to be a subscriber to enter!

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The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. is excited to announce our 27th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held August 23 through October 5, 2008.

More information and a downloadable version of the prospectus are available at our website: www.artscenteroldforge.org   

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

 

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MARCH 2008 Newsletter
FOR
 CREATIVE PEOPLE

 

“Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
— Robert Fulghum

 

And, if you think you aren't creative, read this inspiring article at:

http://www.creativity-portal.com/cca/cara-faye/so-you-think-you-arent-creative.html

It's at the bottom of the page so scroll down.
And while you're there, sign up for the creativity-portal.com newsletter.

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There are three online exhibitions available for viewing.
One is
www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of the contributors, and when you can, buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:
www.WSAlabama.org/2007exhibition/reception.htm

Another online exhibition is the Experimental Artists of America 2008 Online Exhibition.  It can be viewed at:
www.experimentalartists.org

Just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

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 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted anyone's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore. Check out her website at:  www.ilkasattic.com

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Phil Hubbell has had paintings accepted in five competitions since January 2007:  Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Southwestern Watercolor Society, in which he was awarded a Richeson Award.  Phil also had a painting juried into the WAS-H (Houston) Watercolor Society Annual Member Show.
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Ruth Ilg, an Asheville, North Carolina, artist, had her painting “Fire & Ice” (acrylic on canvas,  48”h x 36”w) accepted into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2007 Fall/Winter Exhibit.  The competition entries were chosen from European and North American artists and can be viewed at www.artjury.com (AJAS Online Galleries). Additional works by Ms. Ilg can be seen at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville NC, at the Miya Gallery, Weaverville NC, at http://home.ioa.com/~ilg and at www.artleague.net/gallery.

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Jackie Stacharowski
If you want to subscribe to a very interesting and informative Newsletter, sign up with  Jackie Stacharowski of Surfside Beach, SC. Her website is:  www.artistjackie.com.  Visit it.  You'll like it. And write to her at jackie@artistjackie.com

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LINDA MORTON
was accepted into the Southern Watercolor Society 31st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida, and she won an award.  240 artists living in 19 states with a total of 436 paintings entered.  Eighty-six painting were selected for the show.  Her painting Brake Wheel was one of the selections.  It will be part of the traveling Exhibition after the show in Quincy and be transported by truck to the Visual Art Center of Northwest Florida in Panama City Florida, to be on display  from April 15 through May 2, the show in Quincy  is from  February 29 to the end of March. 
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PAUL SULLIVAN
took first place in mixed media (transparent watercolor and transparent acrylic) in the American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Competition. Also, he had three paintings in the hardback review of American watercolor, "Splash 9", the current edition. Also, he will have a painting in "Splash 10", the next edition that will be published in September of 2008.

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WALTER COSTILOW (Alabama)
An article about Walt appeared in the September/October 2007 issue of Auto Pilot Magazine.  The article was written by Connie H. Watjen.  It was about his being a pilot at night and painting by day.  It was a very interesting article.  Walt is an international airline pilot.  He does great artwork.  Visit his website at:  www.artistcolony.net/waltcostilow

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LAURIN McCRACKEN
had a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue. Visit his website at:  www.lauringallery.com


Showcase For Artists /Artists Helping One Child At A time

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

www.artcalendar.com   This is a site where you can sign up to receive their interesting and informative newsletter.

www.ccpvideos.com  This is a site where you can sign up to receive newsletters and to hear about new art instruction DVDs.  Owning one of the DVDs is just like taking a workshop in your own home at your own convenience.  They also sponsor online art shows.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

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For workshops in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands visit the following web site. 

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

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Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site at www.artinthemountains.com

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Cathy Quiel Watercolor Workshop
Maui
 
March 31 to April 4, 2008
www.cathyquiel.com

Join internationally renowned watercolorist and art instructor, Cathy Quiel, for five jam packed days of learning, painting, improving your art and personal style and just plain fun in majestic Maui.

Cathy Quiel, an instructor through Santa Barbara City College, Schott Center has taught countless workshops in the US and Europe, colorful Italy the past two years. Her work is published in multiple art books, most recently, Nita Leland’s North Light Publications on Color and Creativity.  She has been the invited lecturer for both National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West at the Riverside and Muckenthaler Art Museums.  Cathy has a true love of the subject and loves sharing her knowledge of ‘splashing watercolor’ with her workshop students.

Workshop includes  -  6 nights lodging at Hale Ho’olkipa Bed and Breakfast, get acquainted party, transportation to painting locations, 5 breakfasts, on location sack lunches, two shuttle pickups to and from the airport.

Watercolor Workshop  -  includes informative daily lessons, individual and group critiques, demonstrations and handouts. Vibrant samples of Richeson watercolor paint.  There will a strong emphasis on creative color usage, solid use of design (a packet on her 7 steps to strong design) and the dramatic use of light and shadows. In addition, there will be lessons that coordinate with specific locations i.e. water, reflections, foliage etc.  

Cost - $ 985 -1,100
 Double occupancy  6 nights   www.maui-bed-and-breakfast.com Cost varies with room selection
Cost without lodging and food - $ 550

Reserve space now  $150 deposit  -  Mail to Cathy Quiel  494 Stanford Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
 Should you have further questions, please email me at cq@cathyquiel.com or call (805) 683-4467. Contact www.maui-bed-and-breakfast.com

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Mid-Southern Watercolorist has out a Call for Entries for their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition which will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum May 9 - August 10, 2008.  It will be  juried by Ratrindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  All pertinent information is in the prospectus.
or you may contact Marlene Gremillion, at mgartist@sbcglobal.net for further details or other information.

Deadline:  March 7, 2008.The International Society of Acrylic Painters has a Call for Entries.  You may read about it and download a prospectus from its website at:  www.isap-usa.com    


Call for Artists:  TroyFest Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.  Lots of Awards.  This is a juried show.  For an application, write to: TroyFest, P. O. Box 972, Troy, AL 36081.


This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bay front. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".
Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/


American Artist Self Portrait Competition.  For information about this exciting opportunity visit

http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/01/enter-the-self.html
 


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850-997-3975.


Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media.  Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Include water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


*** CALL FOR ARTISTS ***

 

Agora Gallery of New York City is now accepting submissions for

The 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Awards valued at Thirty Eight Thousand dollars ($38,000) will be distributed as follows: exhibition at the Chelsea gallery, cash awards, Internet exposure and publicity in ARTisSpectrum magazine.

Click here to enter online or download the submission form
 

http://www.Agora-Gallery.com/2008.aspx

Deadline: March 7, 2008

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ART IN THE PARK, Foley, Alabama. For an application to exhibition your work, go to the following:

http://www.cityoffoley.org/html/calendar_full.php?id=24

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American Academy of  Equine Art.  Deadline May 12, 2008.  Fall Open Juried Exhibition.  Entries can be submitted by slides or on a CD.  For a prospectus, go to www.aaea.net/2008fallshowprospectus.pdf

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4th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.  June 13-15, 2008.  Juried Art Show.  Arts and Crafts Vendors.  www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com


A poem and writing contest is being sponsored by the following website:  http://www.dreamquestone.com/ 


2008 INTERNATIONAL SPRING INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, May 1st - 31st, 2008.

Acrylics, Graphics, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolor.
Artists may submit up to three entries for juried selection.  All
entries must be for sale. Submission deadline for receiving slides, CD's or
photos of artwork with entry form and the $35 entry fee is April 1st. For a prospectus, mail a
SASE to: Harrison Art League, P.O. Box 831, Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0831 or
download at www.harrison-art-league.org after January 15th.


CreateBetterPaintings.com is sponsoring a
New Painting Competition called
The Good Earth!
$5,000 prize purse – Entry deadline of April 1

Find all the details and the newest issue at CreateBetterPaintings.com

You don’t have to be a subscriber to enter!

__________________________

The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. is excited to announce our 27th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held August 23 through October 5, 2008.

More information and a downloadable version of the prospectus are available at our website: www.artscenteroldforge.org   

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If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

 

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(c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 
 

FEBRUARY 2008 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

VALENTINE'S DAY IS FEBRUARY 14TH
SEND A VALENTINE MESSAGE TO SOMEONE YOU HAVEN'T CONTACTED IN A WHILE-MAKE THEIR DAY!

“Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
— Robert Fulghum

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There are two online exhibitions available for viewing.  One is www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of our contributors, and when you can,
buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:
www.WSAlabama.org/2007exhibition/reception.htm

You will enjoy these exhibitions.

 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted anyone's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

_____________________________________
SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore. Check out her website at:  www.ilkasattic.com

_____________________________________

Phil Hubbell has had paintings accepted in five competitions since January 2007:  Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Southwestern Watercolor Society, in which he was awarded a Richeson Award.  Phil also had a painting juried into the WAS-H (Houston) Watercolor Society Annual Member Show.
____________________________________

Ruth Ilg, an Asheville, North Carolina, artist, had her painting “Fire & Ice” (acrylic on canvas,  48”h x 36”w) accepted into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2007 Fall/Winter Exhibit.  The competition entries were chosen from European and North American artists and can be viewed at www.artjury.com (AJAS Online Galleries). Additional works by Ms. Ilg can be seen at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville NC, at the Miya Gallery, Weaverville NC, at http://home.ioa.com/~ilg and at www.artleague.net/gallery.

__________________________________

Jackie Stacharowski
If you want to subscribe to a very interesting and informative Newsletter, sign up with  Jackie Stacharowski of Surfside Beach, SC. Her website is:  www.artistjackie.com.  Visit it.  You'll like it. And write to her at jackie@artistjackie.com

________________________________

LINDA MORTON
was accepted into the Southern Watercolor Society 31st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida.  240 artists living in 19 states with a total of 436 paintings entered.  Eighty-six painting were selected for the show.  Her painting Brake Wheel was one of the selections.  It will be part of the traveling Exhibition after the show in Quincy and be transported by truck to the Visual Art Center of Northwest Florida in Panama City Florida, to be on display  from April 15 through May 2, the show in Quincy  is from  February 29 to the end of March. 
________________________________

PAUL SULLIVAN
took first place in mixed media (transparent watercolor and transparent acrylic) in the American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Competition. Also, he had three paintings in the hardback review of American watercolor, "Splash 9", the current edition. Also, he will have a painting in "Splash 10", the next edition that will be published in September of 2008.

__________________________________

WALTER COSTILOW (Alabama)
An article about Walt appeared in the September/October 2007 issue of Auto Pilot Magazine.  The article was written by Connie H. Watjen.  It was about his being a pilot at night and painting by day.  It was a very interesting article.  Walt is an international airline pilot.  He does great artwork.  Visit his website at:
www.artistcolony.net/waltcostilow

_________________________________

LAURIN McCRACKEN
had a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue. Visit his website at:  www.lauringallery.com

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

http://nanette-jones.fineartamerica.com  This is Nanette's site on www.fineartamerica.com  It is a selling site and is free unless you want to sell prints of your artwork.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

____________________________________

Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

________________________

Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site

 

John Lovett Gerald Brommer Lana Grow  
John Lovett Watermedia Collage Workshop Gerald Brommer Designing with Watermedia Lana Grow Acrylic and Collage Experimental & Energizing
John's One Step Further workshop takes its immediacy and excitement of watercolor and combines it with ink, pastel, charcoal, gesso, gouache and collage.


 
Jerry's workshop goes beyond most watercolor and collage workshops, and emphasizes design applications for all types of compositional formats. Stretch your creative boundaries, as Lana introduces new and experimental ways of painting abstract with acrylic and collage.
Nessa Grainger Cristina Acosta Robert Burridge
Nessa Grainger Experimenting with Watermedia and Collage Cristina Acosta Mixed Media Robert Burridge Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Nessa will demonstrate on a variety of papers and other collage materials to
build textures using watercolors, inks, and acrylics.
Intermixed with fine art painting, Cristina will demonstrate how to create patterns and designs as you paint ceramic fired tableware, floor mats, tile, and more. Bob will share his top 20 secrets for loosening up, painting larger, finishing and marketing your acrylic paintings.

                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Mid-Southern Watercolorist has out a Call for Entries for their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition which will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum May 9 - August 10, 2008.  It will be  juried by Ratrindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  All pertinent information is in the prospectus.
or you may contact Marlene Gremillion, at mgartist@sbcglobal.net for further details or other information.

The International Society of Acrylic Painters has a Call for Entries.  You may read about it and download a prospectus from its website at:

www.isap-usa.com  

Call for Artists:  TroyFest Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.  Lots of Awards.  This is a juried show.  For an application, write to: TroyFest, P. O. Box 972, Troy, AL 36081.


This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bay front. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".
Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/


American Artist Self Portrait Competition.  For information about this exciting opportunity visit

http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/01/enter-the-self.html
 


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850-997-3975.


Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media. 

Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 


Experimental Artists of America is sponsoring its First Online Exhibition.  www.experimentalartists.org    Just follow the links to the prospectus and entry forms.  If you are an experimental artist in either Fine Art or Fine Craft, this exhibition is FOR YOU.  No framing, no packing, no shipping.  Lana Grow, AWS, will serve as judge for awards.  Contact  nanetteljones@bellsouth.net if you need further information. 


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Include water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


 

Agora Gallery will be sponsoring a new exhibition beginning in February.  Check out their website for further information:

http://www.agora-gallery.com/events/chelseafineartcompetition2008.aspx#Top


A poem and writing contest is being sponsored by the following website:

http://www.dreamquestone.com/ 


2008 INTERNATIONAL SPRING INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, May 1st - 31st, 2008.

Acrylics, Graphics, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolor.
Artists may submit up to three entries for juried selection.  All
entries must be for sale. Submission deadline for receiving slides, CD's or
photos of artwork with entry form and the $35 entry fee is April 1st. For a prospectus, mail a
SASE to: Harrison Art League, P.O. Box 831, Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0831 or
download at www.harrison-art-league.org after January 15th.


CreateBetterPaintings.com is sponsoring a
New Painting Competition called
The Good Earth!
$5,000 prize purse – Entry deadline of April 1

Find all the details and the newest issue at CreateBetterPaintings.com

You don’t have to be a subscriber to enter!
 

 

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

  

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(c) Copyright 2008 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


 

January 2008 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There are two online exhibitions available for viewing.  One is www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of our contributors, and when you can,
buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:

http://www.wsalabama.org/onlineexhibition/reception.htm

You will enjoy these exhibitions.

 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted anyone's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

_____________________________________
SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore. Check out her website at:  www.ilkasattic.com

_____________________________________

Phil Hubbell has had paintings accepted in five competitions since January 2007:  Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Southwestern Watercolor Society, in which he was awarded a Richeson Award.  Phil also had a painting juried into the WAS-H (Houston) Watercolor Society Annual Member Show.
____________________________________

Ruth Ilg, an Asheville, North Carolina, artist, had her painting “Fire & Ice” (acrylic on canvas,  48”h x 36”w) accepted into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2007 Fall/Winter Exhibit.  The competition entries were chosen from European and North American artists and can be viewed at www.artjury.com (AJAS Online Galleries). Additional works by Ms. Ilg can be seen at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville NC, at the Miya Gallery, Weaverville NC, at http://home.ioa.com/~ilg and at www.artleague.net/gallery.

__________________________________

If you want to subscribe to a very interesting and informative Newsletter, sign up with  Jackie Stacharowski of Surfside Beach, SC. Her website is:  www.artistjackie.com.  Visit it.  You'll like it. And write to her at jackie@artistjackie.com

________________________________

BERNADETTE SIMS
My watercolor "Blue & White China with Bird Statues" (listed on my web site with Artist Colony) has been juried in to the Okaloosa County Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) Local Artists Art Show.  The show runs through February.  There is some good art work in the "art in public places" show. 
________________________________

PAUL SULLIVAN
took first place in mixed media (transparent watercolor and transparent acrylic) in the American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Competition. Also, he had three paintings in the hardback review of American watercolor, "Splash 9", the current edition. Also, he will have a painting in "Splash 10", the next edition that will be published in September of 2008.

__________________________________

WALTER COSTILOW (Alabama)
An article about Walt appeared in the September/October 2007 issue of Auto Pilot Magazine.  The article was written by Connie H. Watjen.  It was about his being a pilot at night and painting by day.  It was a very interesting article.  Walt is an international airline pilot.  He does great artwork.  Visit his website at:
www.artistcolony.net/waltcostilow

_________________________________

LAURIN McCRACKEN
had a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue. Visit his website at:  www.lauringallery.com

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.

http://nanette-jones.fineartamerica.com  This is Nanette's site on www.fineartamerica.com  It is a selling site and is free unless you want to sell prints of your artwork.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

____________________________________

Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2008 & 2009

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

________________________

Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com or visit its web site

 

John Lovett Gerald Brommer Lana Grow  
John Lovett Watermedia Collage Workshop Gerald Brommer Designing with Watermedia Lana Grow Acrylic and Collage Experimental & Energizing
John's One Step Further workshop takes its immediacy and excitement of watercolor and combines it with ink, pastel, charcoal, gesso, gouache and collage.


 
Jerry's workshop goes beyond most watercolor and collage workshops, and emphasizes design applications for all types of compositional formats. Stretch your creative boundaries, as Lana introduces new and experimental ways of painting abstract with acrylic and collage.
Nessa Grainger Cristina Acosta Robert Burridge
Nessa Grainger Experimenting with Watermedia and Collage Cristina Acosta Mixed Media Robert Burridge Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Nessa will demonstrate on a variety of papers and other collage materials to
build textures using watercolors, inks, and acrylics.
Intermixed with fine art painting, Cristina will demonstrate how to create patterns and designs as you paint ceramic fired tableware, floor mats, tile, and more. Bob will share his top 20 secrets for loosening up, painting larger, finishing and marketing your acrylic paintings.

                                     

Watercolor Society of Alabama Workshop
Stephen Quiller
April 7 – April 11, 2008
Decatur, Alabama

Mr. Quiller will join us in Decatur to teach a five day workshop and judge the 2008 National Show at the Carnegie Center. The workshop location, Carnegie Center, and three motels are located in close proximity to one another. To learn more about Mr. Quiller's work, please visit his website.


The emphasis of this workshop will be color and watermedia.  Stephen Quiller will work with watercolor primarily with some opaque gouache the first three days of the seminar and emphasize color relationships, mixing, and harmony. The last two days he will use acrylic in a watermedia approach while still emphasizing color.   However painters can work with watercolor and a tube of white gouache and get by for the entire week or use any of the other watermedia for the week. Steve will demonstrate each day.


$545.00 WSA Members
$570.00 Non-Members

To secure your reservation, mail your reservation fee of $150.00 along with your name, address, home phone, cell phone, and email address to the address below. There are 23 slots available – reservations will be accepted on a first come basis determined by postmark date of checks received. Reservation receipt mailed by Dec.1

The registration fee is refundable until January 31, 2008, less a $25 processing fee.
The balance is due no later than March 7, 2008.

Check List:
$150 Reservation Fee ( Make check payable to WSA)
Address, City, Zip
Home Phone
Cell Phone (contact during workshop)
Email Address

MAIL THE ABOVE TO:
Dana Brown
1423 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

Direct questions to Dana@DanaBrown.net

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Mid-Southern Watercolorist has out a Call for Entries for their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition which will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum May 9 - August 10, 2008.  It will be  juried by Ratrindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  All pertinent information is in the prospectus. NOTE FROM NANETTE: I HAVE A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS IN PDF FORMAT WHICH I CAN SEND TO YOU IF YOU WILL LET ME KNOW.  WRITE TO ME AT nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
or you may contact Marlene Gremillion, at mgartist@sbcglobal.net
for further details or other information.

The International Society of Acrylic Painters has a Call for Entries.  You may read about it and download a prospectus from its website at:

www.isap-usa.com  

Call for Artists:  TroyFest Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.  Lots of Awards.  This is a juried show.  For an application, write to: TroyFest, P. O. Box 972, Troy, AL 36081.


CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Watercolor Society of Alabama.  Deadline January 18, 2008.  For prospectus on the website, go to:
www.WSAlabama.org/prospectus.htm

Or write to me at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net and I will mail one to you by regular mail.


This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bay front. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".
Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/


Northwest Watercolor Society 2008 Open Exhibition, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, April 1-April 29th, 2008. Open to watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Deadline: January 22, 2008. Juror: Pat Dewes. Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise awards. For prospectus, please go to website: www.NWWS.org  or send SASE to: Betty Chong-Gerbracht, 204 219th PLace SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8231


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850 997-3975.


Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media. 

Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 


Experimental Artists of America will be sponsoring its First Online Exhibition.  The Call for Entries is not yet available, but if you are an experimental artist in either Fine Art or Fine Craft, this exhibition is FOR YOU.  No framing, no packing, no shipping.  Lana Grow, AWS, will serve as judge for awards.  Write to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net to be put on the list to receive the Call for Entries when it is available.


Call for entries: 108th Philadelphia Water Color Society International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper at the McKinney and Long Galleries of West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. Include water media, pastel, drawings, and hand pulled prints. Show dates November 10-December 19, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to PWCS, 120 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063, or download from the website www.PWCSociety.org. Slides must be received by Friday, July 18, 2008. 2 slides: $10 member, $40 non-member. Selection Juror: Jean Grastorf AWS, NWS. Awards Juror: Charles McVicker AWS, NWS. Prizes over $6,000.

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Winter Art Show sponsored by Creative Catalyst Productions.  Online show.  Visit its website and follow the links.  www.ccpvideos.com

 


 

Agora Gallery will be sponsoring a new exhibition beginning in February.  Check out their website for further information:

http://www.agora-gallery.com/events/chelseafineartcompetition2008.aspx#Top


A poem and writing contest is being sponsored by the following website:

http://www.dreamquestone.com/ 


2008 INTERNATIONAL SPRING INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, May 1st - 31st, 2008.

Acrylics, Graphics, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolor.
Artists may submit up to three entries for juried selection.  All
entries must be for sale. Submission deadline for receiving slides, CD's or
photos of artwork with entry form and the $35 entry fee is April 1st. For a prospectus, mail a
SASE to: Harrison Art League, P.O. Box 831, Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0831 or
download at www.harrison-art-league.org after January 15th.


If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


 

DECEMBER 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

There are two online exhibitions available for viewing.  One is www.artistcolony.net
and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.
And if you will, check out the page showing the names of our contributors, and when you can,
buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

Another online exhibition is the Watercolor Society of Alabama 2007 Online Exhibition.  It is for members of WSA only.  Check it out at:

http://www.wsalabama.org/onlineexhibition/reception.htm


You will enjoy these exhibitions.

 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted anyone's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

_____________________________________
SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore. Check out her website at:  www.ilkasattic.com

_____________________________________

Phil Hubbell has had paintings accepted in five competitions since January 2007:  Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Southwestern Watercolor Society, in which he was awarded a Richeson Award.  Phil also had a painting juried into the WAS-H (Houston) Watercolor Society Annual Member Show.
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Ruth Ilg, an Asheville, North Carolina, artist, had her painting “Fire & Ice” (acrylic on canvas,  48”h x 36”w) accepted into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2007 Fall/Winter Exhibit.  The competition entries were chosen from European and North American artists and can be viewed at www.artjury.com (AJAS Online Galleries). Additional works by Ms. Ilg can be seen at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville NC, at the Miya Gallery, Weaverville NC, at http://home.ioa.com/~ilg and at www.artleague.net/gallery.

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If you want to subscribe to a very interesting and informative Newsletter, sign up with Artist Jackie.  And, I apologize, I can't for the life of me remember her full name.  Her website is:  www.artistjackie.com.  Visit it.  You'll like it.

________________________________

BERNADETTE SIMS
My watercolor "Blue & White China with Bird Statues" (listed on my web site with Artist Colony) has been juried in to the Okaloosa County Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) Local Artists Art Show.  The show runs through February.  There is some good art work in the "art in public places" show. 
________________________________

PAUL SULLIVAN
took first place in mixed media (transparent watercolor and transparent acrylic) in the American Artist Magazine 70th Anniversary Competition. Also, he had
three paintings in the hardback review of American watercolor, "Splash 9", the current edition. Also, he will have a painting in "Splash 10", the next edition that will be published in September of 2008.

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WALTER COSTILOW (Alabama)
An article about Walt appeared in the September/October 2007 issue of Auto Pilot Magazine.  The article was written by Connie H. Watjen.  It was about his being a pilot at night and painting by day.  It was a very interesting article.  Walt is an international airline pilot.  He does great artwork.  Visit his website at:
www.artistcolony.net/waltcostilow

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LAURIN McCRACKEN
had a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue. Visit his website at:  www.lauringallery.com

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2007, 2008 & 2009

Tony Couch    Watercolor Workshop
                           www.tonycouch.com
                           October 29 - Nov 2, 2007
                           Workshop fee  310.00

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com

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Art in the Mountain Workshops
For further information, contact:  workshops@artinthemountains.com

 

John Lovett Gerald Brommer Lana Grow  
John Lovett Watermedia Collage Workshop Gerald Brommer Designing with Watermedia Lana Grow Acrylic and Collage Experimental & Energizing
John's One Step Further workshop takes its immediacy and excitement of watercolor and combines it with ink, pastel, charcoal, gesso, gouache and collage.


 
Jerry's workshop goes beyond most watercolor and collage workshops, and emphasizes design applications for all types of compositional formats. Stretch your creative boundaries, as Lana introduces new and experimental ways of painting abstract with acrylic and collage.
Nessa Grainger Cristina Acosta Robert Burridge
Nessa Grainger Experimenting with Watermedia and Collage Cristina Acosta Mixed Media Robert Burridge Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Nessa will demonstrate on a variety of papers and other collage materials to
build textures using watercolors, inks, and acrylics.
Intermixed with fine art painting, Cristina will demonstrate how to create patterns and designs as you paint ceramic fired tableware, floor mats, tile, and more. Bob will share his top 20 secrets for loosening up, painting larger, finishing and marketing your acrylic paintings.


                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Mid-Southern Watercolorist has out a Call for Entries for their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition which will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum May 9 - August 10, 2008.  It will be  juried by Ratrindra Das, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  All pertinent information is in the prospectus. NOTE FROM NANETTE: I HAVE A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS IN PDF FORMAT WHICH I CAN SEND TO YOU IF YOU WILL LET ME KNOW.  WRITE TO ME AT nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
or you may contact Marlene Gremillion, at mgartist@sbcglobal.net
for further details or other information.

The International Society of Acrylic Painters has a Call for Entries.  You may read about it and download a prospectus from its website at:

www.isap-usa.com  

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Enter the 2008 Cover Competition by December 17.  Go to www.myamericanartist.com for further details and information.


CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Watercolor Society of Alabama.  Deadline January 18, 2008.  For prospectus on the website, go to:
www.WSAlabama.org/prospectus.htm

Or write to me at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net and I will mail one to you by regular mail.


This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".

Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/


Northwest Watercolor Society 2008 Open Exhibition, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, April 1-April 29th, 2008. Open to watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Deadline: January 22, 2008. Juror: Pat Dewes. Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise awards. For prospectus, please go to website: www.NWWS.org  or send SASE to: Betty Chong-Gerbracht, 204 219th PLace SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8231


Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850 997-3975.


Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media. 

Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 


If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

  

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


 

NOVEMBER 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

Support the arts!  Hug an artist today!

Preparing two Newsletters each month is seriously affecting my painting time.
Instead of repeating the same information in two newsletters, here is the link to the Newsletter I prepare for another group.  It has other information in it that is not provided in this Newsletter.  You can read the November/December issue by going to:

www.experimentalartists.org/newsletter.htm

 

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

 ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ARTIST COLONY 2007 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITION

The winners have been selected by the judge.  The exhibition is now posted on the web.  Go to

www.artistcolony.net

and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

And if you will, check out the page showing the names of our contributors, and when you can,
buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

 

 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted any one's news this month, I apologize.  Please send it to me again.

LAURIN McCRACKEN

has a seven page article, Striking Silver, Watercolor Essentials, in the December issue of Watercolor Magic

 

His painting, Strawberries in Silver Dish, was a finalist in International Artist’s Still Life & Florals competition. It was published in the October/November 2007, #57 issue.    www.lauringallery.com

_____________________________

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

_____________________________________
SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

_____________________________________

PEGGY MONTANO
had a painting accepted into the online gallery of www.artjury.com 'The Red Umbrella'   It is posted on my website.  You can view it by going to:  www.artistcolony.net/peggymontano
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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.shavis.com  This is a website which lists opportunities for entering exhibitions. 

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

____________________________________

Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2007, 2008 & 2009

Tony Couch    Watercolor Workshop
                           www.tonycouch.com
                           October 29 - Nov 2, 2007
                           Workshop fee  310.00

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com
                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

 

This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".

Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/

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Northwest Watercolor Society 2008 Open Exhibition, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, April 1-April 29th, 2008. Open to watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Deadline: January 22, 2008. Juror: Pat Dewes. Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise awards. For prospectus, please go to website: www.NWWS.org  or send SASE to: Betty Chong-Gerbracht, 204 219th PLace SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8231

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Texas Watercolor Society 59th Annual Exhibit. March 1-30, 2008.
International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen, TX.  Slides/digital
images due Nov.1, 2007. Awards $7000, $2000 B of S. Juror: Jeannie Dobie,
AWS. For prospectus send SASE to P.O. BOX 791435, San Antonio, TX 78279-1435
 
 
E. Gordon West
TWS Exhibition Chair

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Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850 997-3975.

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Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media. 

Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 

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If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are members of MY POWER MALL and the ONE CHILD AT A TIME program which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money. And ONE CHILD AT A TIME will receive a % of the corporation's profit. Thanks to all of you who will purchase items through Beachside Mall.  We appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 

 


October 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

Support the arts!  Hug an artist today!

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

 ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

POTPOURRI

ARTIST NEWS

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ARTIST COLONY 2007 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITION

The winners have been selected by the judge.  The exhibition is now posted on the web.  Go to

www.artistcolony.net

and just follow the links to the reception area and to the exhibition area.

And if you will, check out the page showing the names of our contributors, and when you can,
buy your art supply needs from one or the other or all of them.

 

 ARTIST NEWS

If I have omitted any one's news this month, I apologize.  Have just had too much to do this time.   Please send it to me again.

INGE WRIGHT
of the United Kingdom was accepted into the Herefordshire Art Week Open Exhibition with four of her collagraphs. It is at the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery until the 23rd of September. Also she was accepted at the 86th Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art at the Menier Gallery in London through the 22nd of September and at the Society of Wildlife Artists 44th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London from the 26th of September until the 7th of October.  Here is a link to Rodd Printmakers where Inge is a member and has work showing:
 
www.sidneynolantrust.org.uk

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MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

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ELIZABETH CARR
Elizabeth Carr's painting, "Two Shoes and a Melon" was awarded the Warehouse Framer's Award at the 2007 National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society in Carrollton, GA.  The show was juried by Skip Lawrence and he chose just 75 entries from almost 500. The 2007 Tallahassee Watercolor Society's Southeastern Show accepted two watercolors by Elizabeth Carr:  "May I have This Dance?" and "Ivy Corners".    The show was juried by Janet Walsh. "Yin and Yang", a vibrant watercolor of a nuclear power facility by Elizabeth Carr, was accepted by Cheng Kee-Chee into the 2007 Watercolor Society of Alabama's National Show in Anniston, AL.  Elizabeth Carr is teaching an ongoing watercolor Class for beginners and intermediates at Community Bible Church, Kennesaw, GA.  The class currently meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 a m to 1:00 p m.  All are welcome.  For information call 770 974 9940.
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Victoria Lenne,
Victoria Lenne, ISEA, WSA, MoWS, TnWS, WyWS, of Knoxville, TN had juried into the International Society of Experimental Artists, “Lying Spirits” by juror Ed Wordell, thus, attaining Signature status.

Victoria Lenne had the painting, Aftermath II, juried into the Georgia Watercolor National Exhibition in Carrollton, GA. Skip Lawrence, the juror, awarded the painting with the Strathmore Paper award. There were over 500 entries, and 74 paintings selected.

Judy Morris, juror of the Louisiana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, selected the painting, Kimono II, over 400 submission, 73 paintings selected.

Janet Rogers, juror of the Red River Watercolor Society selected the painting, Everglades Inferno, for inclusion in the National Exhibition.

Cheng-Khee Chee, juror for the Watercolor Society of Alabama National Exhibition, selected the painting, Japanese Coast, from over 400 submissions, giving Victoria Signature status.

Two painting juried into the Wyoming 22nd Watercolor National Exhibition, Hidden Hills and Jupiter’s Myopia, jurors, Janet and Steve Rogers.

Received award, Different Strokes, at the Newell-Hendershot Exhibition in Bristol, TN for the painting Tree of Life II, juried by Sandy Painter Washburn.

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CAROL STAUB
B
io selected for publication in “Who’s Who In American Art” 2008 edition.

Work selected for the book “The American Art Collector” which  will be out sometime around October, 2007.  Received the “Special Recognition Award” from the “Upstream People’s Gallery 9th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition, June 2007.  Awarded “First Place” in the Art Gallery and Cyber Art juried online art exhibition, May 2007.

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JEAN WEINER
Jean recently taught a workshop in Monticello, Florida.  Jean says "
I learned from this experience, that I really enjoy teaching and seeing others gain new skills that will help them with this medium as they develop their own painting styles.

I have agreed to conduct a one day watercolor workshop at the Georgia National Fair on Thursday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. I will also be an "artist in residence" at the fair from Oct. 12 - 14. If you attend during that time, I hope you will stop by my booth in the Miller-Murphy-Howard building and say, "hello." I'll be painting!

I have also just agreed to teach watercolor classes this fall at Darton College in their Continuing Education Department. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Check my web-site for the dates, description and details.

My painting, "Snowy Egret" has been accepted into this fall's Tallahassee Watercolor Society Brush Strokes member show. This year's show will be held at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, FL. The show runs from Sept. 14 - Oct. 27.

I am thrilled to join the board of the Southern Watercolor Society as their 2007 - 2008 treasurer. This society boasts members from 18 states across the southeast. Have a look:
http://www.southernwatercolorsociety.org/SWBoard.html . What a boost to work with such talented and committed watercolor artists in a broader region!"

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.  There is a small charge for listing your work.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.

www.shavis.com  This is a website which lists opportunities for entering exhibitions. 

www.ebay.com   If you are not a member of eBay, you can sign in as a guest.  It is fun to search out ACEO (this stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals -- which is basically an ATC).  Also search for SFA which stands for Small Format Art.  Also check out art squared which is art in a squared format -- usually 4" x 4"  

www.painterskeys.com  You can sign up for Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter.  This is an interesting and informative site as well as his newsletters are informative and inspirational.

www.artnewsusa.com  Information about current news in the art world.

www.artpickle.com  This is a site where you can post your art work.  I think it is free for a short period of time.  Interesting site to just browse around.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Paint In Venice with Cherie Spencer Lesnick, an artist, and Dan Lesnick, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at UAB, June 5-12, 2008, with an add-on to Bellegio on Lake Como June 12-15. For a brochure and additional information, contact dlesnick@bham.rr.com or write to Italy Adagio, 2021 – 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Phone/Fax: 205-432-9982.

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Artiscape – An Artist’s Retreat
60 Workshops
Visit www.europeanpapers.com for more info

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Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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CAMP McDOWELL WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER 21-26, 2007

 For experimental artists
 Lana L. Grow, AWS will be conducting a workshop at Camp McDowell October 21-26.
 See some of her artwork at: www.artshow.com/grow
 
 For representational artists
 Richard J. Willows will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place offering new Directions in Watercolor. See Rich’s website at
 www.willowsstudios.com
 
 And
 Wayne Spradley will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place in Realist, Transparent Watercolor
 
 These workshops are where the lodging, meals and workshop are all included.
 This is a quiet and peaceful area just slightly north of Jasper, Alabama.

 
You will enjoy the workshop and the surroundings.
 
 Contact
 Tora Johnson
 525 Paige Hill Road
 Anniston, AL 36207
 256-237-9900
 E-mail: toradave@earthlink.net
 
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Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2007, 2008 & 2009

Tony Couch    Watercolor Workshop
                           www.tonycouch.com
                           October 29 - Nov 2, 2007
                           Workshop fee  310.00

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com
                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

 

This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".

Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/

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Northwest Watercolor Society 2008 Open Exhibition, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, April 1-April 29th, 2008. Open to watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Deadline: January 22, 2008. Juror: Pat Dewes. Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise awards. For prospectus, please go to website: www.NWWS.org  or send SASE to: Betty Chong-Gerbracht, 204 219th PLace SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8231

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Metzger Memorial All Media Exhibit

ELIGIBILITY
Artists 18 years of age and older.

ARTWORK - SUBMISSION OF SLIDE ENTRIES
up to 3 entries., original only, completed in the last 3 years.
SUBMIT ONLY ONE SLIDE OF EACH WORK.
not shown previously in the SLAG
label slide with artist’s name, title, medium, size,  top
2-D no glass - plexiglas only, hangers wire and screw eyes,, 3-D not exceed 100lbs.
A self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope should be included for return of slides and notification of the juror’s decision.

CALENDAR
SLIDE POSTMARK     
ENTRY DEADLINE     OCT 15
NOTIFICATION          NOV 12
SHIPPED ACCEPTED     DEC 1-7
HAND DELIVERED     DEC 8-9
OPENING RECEPTION   DEC 16
EXHIBIT CLOSES     MAR 1
RETRIEVAL/RETURN     MAR 2-4
PURPOSE
The St. Louis Artist’s Guild brings before the public the best of all Fine Art Media, representing a wide range of directions and techniques, from experimentation to traditional and encourages and recognizes support for all venues.

JUROR - Marshall Arisman-www.marshallarisman.com  (his paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. Exhibits in America, Europe, and Far East.  work is in the permanent painting and drawing collection of the Brooklyn Museum, national Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Collections. His political drawings are regularly seen in the New York Times. He is chairman of the MFA degree program at the school of Visual Arts in New York City) to judge the show.

Bill Vann has a design for the promo brochure. Marilynne has a list of 16 sponsors to contact for prizes.

AWARDS     OIL/ACRYLIC $2200+
          PHOTO $1300+
          PRINTS $1300+    
TOTAL of over $10,000 awards, watercolor included

ENTRY FEES 3 WORKS SUBMITTED
NON MEMBER $55
MEMBER $10 PER WORK
HANDLING FEE $30
Make checks payable to the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

COMMISSIONS
Sales are encouraged.  The St. Louis Artists’ Guild retains a 35% commission on any work sold from the show.


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Texas Watercolor Society 59th Annual Exhibit. March 1-30, 2008.
International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen, TX.  Slides/digital
images due Nov.1, 2007. Awards $7000, $2000 B of S. Juror: Jeannie Dobie,
AWS. For prospectus send SASE to P.O. BOX 791435, San Antonio, TX 78279-1435
 
 
E. Gordon West
TWS Exhibition Chair

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Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850 997-3975.

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Announcement from COCA (Council on Cultural Arts)

 2008 Florida Senior Art Showcase Statewide Juried Exhibition (January 15, 2008)

A juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Florida.  Artists 55 years of age or older that reside in Florida five or more months during the year are invited to submit up to three artworks for consideration.  Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2004).  We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, except photography, video or other digital media. 

Questions about the prospectus or the exhibition should be directed to: Grace Maloy, Tallahassee Senior Foundation, (850) 891-4016, maloyg@talgov.com.  This exhibition will run from April 28 – June 16, 2008. 

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If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


 

September 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

Support the arts!  Hug an artist today!

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

SCAMS DIRECTED AT ARTISTS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

BOOKS FOR SALE

ARTIST NEWS

WORKSHOPS

OPPORTUNITIES

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

SLIDES FROM DIGITAL IMAGES ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

Artist Colony, a division of Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC, together with contributors, is sponsoring its Second Online Exhibition.  For those of you unfamiliar with online exhibitions, it means that your artwork is judged for awards, but you do not have to frame or ship your artwork.  The images will remain on the Internet for public viewing.  You can submit images as attachments to an e-mail or by slides or photos of your artwork.

Read all about it at:

http://www.artistcolony.net/2007exhibition/index.htm

If you have been considering having your own website in the art community at www.artistcolony.net, now is the time to do it.  If you join Artist Colony and enter the online exhibition, the fee is discounted to Eighty Dollars ($80.00) which covers your first year in the Artist Colony art community and your entry fee in the online exhibition.  This is a savings of $10.00.  If you have any questions concerning this, contact either Pat at captpj28@aol.com or Nanette at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

 

SCAMS DIRECTED AT ARTISTS

Although scams directed at artists have been mentioned before, the scammers must really be busy as we have received two reports this month from artists who almost got caught in the scam.  The scenario is something similar to this.  An artist receives an email from someone they don't know indicating they want to buy one or more paintings which they have viewed on his/her website.  Then they indicate that they are moving (or in some cases, they are trying to get money sent to a relative in a foreign country) and they want to send a check to you for more money than what you are asking for the paintings and they will send someone by to pick up a check from you for the difference.  This scenario may vary from one scammer to another -- they want to give you a check (which your bank will tell you is not a valid check) but the scammers hope to get a check from you before you learn that the check they gave to you is no good.

There are many other scams going around -- scams purported to come from eBay, PayPal and various banking institutions.  DO NOT REPLY TO THOSE MESSAGES.  If you get one purportedly coming from eBay or PayPal, you can forward the message to:  spoof@ebay.com or to spoof@paypal.com and they will make an effort to track down the computer from which the message was sent and to stop the person sending the messages.

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SLIDES FROM DIGITAL IMAGES

 

JAMES H. STEPHENS, GEORGIA, has offered the following suggestion to everyone. This is great news. Thanks, James!

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"With all the national shows coming up, I wanted to remind you that you can get slides of your paintings directly from your digital images. And it's fairly cheap. Here's how:

Use your digital camera to take a high-resolution picture of your painting. This is best done before you put it under glass. If the painting is small, you can scan it.
(optional) Use a photo editing program to crop the images and eliminate the background.
Put the images into your computer. You can do this with your memory card or with a cable. You should already know how to do this.
Email the images to the company listed below. Then, wait a week or so for the slides to be delivered to your door.
Last week, I emailed five images to the company. I had two slides made from each picture, for a total of 10 slides. I use the economy shipping (It's about one dollar.). The total price for five originals and five duplicates, is just $23.50. That's $2.35 per slide, and it includes the shipping cost. The slides were back in my hands in a bit more than a week. Now I can submit something to some upcoming National shows.

The best part is that I never have to leave the house, and the slides are much better than those I used to make with my film camera. All the masking is done for you, so there's no taping and no clipped edges.

One step I add is reviewing the images with Adobe Photoshop. I sometimes adjust the brightness and contrast before sending them.

Here's the company name and the link to their Website:


Slides.com

http://slides.com/imagingservices.html


Best wishes.
James"

 


BOOKS FOR SALE FROM NANETTE'S LIBRARY

As most of you know, Pat and I moved from Gulf Breeze, Florida in May.  We bought our own place in Milton, Florida.  In moving, I learned that I have more books than I have room for.  Below is a list of the ones I would be willing to part with at this time.  I enjoy all of my books, but there is a limit to how many two large bookcases will hold, so I am going to have to part with some of them.

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Soft Covers - $10 (unless otherwise noted) which includes packaging and shipping by Media Mail
Hard Covers - $12 (unless otherwise noted) which includes packaging and shipping by Media Mail
If you want faster delivery, add $5.00 to the price
.)

The New Acrylics (Soft Cover) Complete Guide to the New Generation of Acrylic Paints By Rheni Tauchid

Photographing Your Artwork (Soft Cover) A Step-By-Step Guide to taking high Quality Slides at an affordable Price By Russell Hart

Monotype (Hard back) Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking By Julia Ayres

Watercolor Painting Smart (Hard back) By Al Stine

Marbling Paper & Fabric (Hard back) By Carol Taylor

Printmaking Techniques (Hard back) By Julia Ayres

Marry Your Muse (Soft Cover) Making a Lasting Commitment to your Creativity By Jan Phillips

Abstract Painting (Soft Cover) Concepts and techniques By Vicky Perry

Sew it Tonight. Give it Tomorrow (Hard back) 50 Fast, Fun and Gifts to make in an evening Edited by Stacey L. Klaman

Exploring Painting (Soft Cover – only fair condition -- $8.00) by Gerald F. Brommer & Nancy Kinne

ArtEffects (Soft Cover) Jean Drysdale Green

Color in Contemporary Painting (Hard Cover) By Charles LeClair

Color Transfer (Hard Cover) Achieving Impressionistic effects with Watercolor Markers and Inks By Bill Senter

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 ARTIST NEWS

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

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KAREN OWEN
her artwork will be included in the July/August issue of Somerset Studio.  If you don't subscribe, you may want to pick up an issue at your local bookstore.

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ELIZABETH CARR
Elizabeth Carr's painting, "Two Shoes and a Melon" was awarded the Warehouse Framer's Award at the 2007 National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society in Carrollton, GA.  The show was juried by Skip Lawrence and he chose just 75 entries from almost 500. The 2007 Tallahassee Watercolor Society's Southeastern Show accepted two watercolors by Elizabeth Carr:  "May I have This Dance?" and "Ivy Corners".    The show was juried by Janet Walsh. "Yin and Yang", a vibrant watercolor of a nuclear power facility by Elizabeth Carr, was accepted by Cheng Kee-Chee into the 2007 Watercolor Society of Alabama's National Show in Anniston, AL.  Elizabeth Carr is teaching an ongoing watercolor Class for beginners and intermediates at Community Bible Church, Kennesaw, GA.  The class currently meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 a m to 1:00 p m.  All are welcome.  For information call 770 974 9940.

_______________________________________
Elizabeth Gawronski was selected as Featured Artist for August, 2007, and her biographical sketch appears on
http://huntsvilleartblog.blogspot.com along with three of her creative paintings. She continues to be active in the
Huntsville, Alabama arts community.

_______________________________

Victoria Lenne,
Victoria Lenne, ISEA, WSA, MoWS, TnWS, WyWS, of Knoxville, TN had juried into the International Society of Experimental Artists, “Lying Spirits” by juror Ed Wordell, thus, attaining Signature status.

Victoria Lenne had the painting, Aftermath II, juried into the Georgia Watercolor National Exhibition in Carrollton, GA. Skip Lawrence, the juror, awarded the painting with the Strathmore Paper award. There were over 500 entries, and 74 paintings selected.

Judy Morris, juror of the Louisiana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, selected the painting, Kimono II, over 400 submission, 73 paintings selected.

Janet Rogers, juror of the Red River Watercolor Society selected the painting, Everglades Inferno, for inclusion in the National Exhibition.

Cheng-Khee Chee, juror for the Watercolor Society of Alabama National Exhibition, selected the painting, Japanese Coast, from over 400 submissions, giving Victoria Signature status.

Two painting juried into the Wyoming 22nd Watercolor National Exhibition, Hidden Hills and Jupiter’s Myopia, jurors, Janet and Steve Rogers.

Received award, Different Strokes, at the Newell-Hendershot Exhibition in Bristol, TN for the painting Tree of Life II, juried by Sandy Painter Washburn.

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CAROL STAUB
B
io selected for publication in “Who’s Who In American Art” 2008 edition.

Work selected for the book “The American Art Collector” which  will be out sometime around October, 2007.  Received the “Special Recognition Award” from the “Upstream People’s Gallery 9th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition, June 2007.  Awarded “First Place” in the Art Gallery and Cyber Art juried online art exhibition, May 2007.

___________________________
 

JEAN WEINER
Jean recently taught a workshop in Monticello, Florida.  Jean says "
I learned from this experience, that I really enjoy teaching and seeing others gain new skills that will help them with this medium as they develop their own painting styles.

I have agreed to conduct a one day watercolor workshop at the Georgia National Fair on Thursday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. I will also be an "artist in residence" at the fair from Oct. 12 - 14. If you attend during that time, I hope you will stop by my booth in the Miller-Murphy-Howard building and say, "hello." I'll be painting!

I have also just agreed to teach watercolor classes this fall at Darton College in their Continuing Education Department. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Check my web-site for the dates, description and details.

My painting, "Snowy Egret" has been accepted into this fall's Tallahassee Watercolor Society Brush Strokes member show. This year's show will be held at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, FL. The show runs from Sept. 14 - Oct. 27.

I am thrilled to join the board of the Southern Watercolor Society as their 2007 - 2008 treasurer. This society boasts members from 18 states across the southeast. Have a look:
http://www.southernwatercolorsociety.org/SWBoard.html . What a boost to work with such talented and committed watercolor artists in a broader region!"

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.artbyus.com
Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.smartflix.com
You can rent DVDs from them on almost any subject, including art instruction DVDs.  One was even a DVD on how to make motorcycle gas tanks.

www.myamericanartist.com
You can subscribe to the American Artist e-Newsletter from this site.

www.etsy.com  This is another site where you can sell your artwork.

www.cafepress.com   You should check out this site if your artwork is suitable for printing on coffee mugs, T-shirts, etc.


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Artiscape – An Artist’s Retreat
60 Workshops
Visit www.europeanpapers.com for more info

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

____________________________________

Travel and Paint with Jann Pollard, NWS. You will have lots of CHOICES for 2007 - Normandy, Lake Como, Tuscany, Dordogne, Villa in Tuscany, Sicily and San Francisco! Non-painters welcome. Get much more info at: www.jannpollard.com/workshops.htm. Then, click any red link for more information. Email: jann@jannpollard.com

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CAMP McDOWELL WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER 21-26, 2007

 For experimental artists
 Lana L. Grow, AWS will be conducting a workshop at Camp McDowell October 21-26.
 See some of her artwork at: www.artshow.com/grow
 
 For representational artists
 Richard J. Willows will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place offering new Directions in Watercolor. See Rich’s website at
 www.willowsstudios.com
 
 And
 Wayne Spradley will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place in Realist, Transparent Watercolor
 
 These workshops are where the lodging, meals and workshop are all included.
 This is a quiet and peaceful area just slightly north of Jasper, Alabama.

 
You will enjoy the workshop and the surroundings.
 
 For a brochure, contact
 Tora Johnson
 525 Paige Hill Road
 Anniston, AL 36207
 256-237-9900
 E-mail: toradave@earthlink.net
 
 Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

_________________________________

Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2007, 2008 & 2009

Tony Couch    Watercolor Workshop
                           www.tonycouch.com
                           October 29 - Nov 2, 2007
                           Workshop fee  310.00

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com
                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

 

This opportunity was copied from the Blog of the Jacksonville (Florida) Art Center to which I subscribe.  Do check it out if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to perhaps make a difference.
Juried Art Exhibit with Cash Awards The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice. Embracing Our Differences will be displayed throughout the month of April 2008 at Island Park along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront. The exhibit will contain 39 bill-board sized (16 feet by 12 feet high) artworks. The exhibit will again be displayed in North Port, Florida throughout the month of May 2008. Since 2004, more than 400,000 visitors have viewed the exhibit. We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all by submitting your work reflecting the theme of "embracing our differences".

Here is the link to learn more about this:

http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/

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Call to Artists:
 
Deadline September 14
5th Annual Arts Central National Watercolor and Pastel Show:
Over $2000 in cash and merchandise awards/Cover feature in Cascade Arts & Entertainment Magazine. $25/2 entries (Digital or slide) or $15 for members. Juror & Workshop Instructor: Theresa Saia.  Exhibit, November 1 to December 3. SASE to Mirror Pond Gallery, 875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
541-317-9324
 
Jacqueline
 

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Texas Watercolor Society 59th Annual Exhibit. March 1-30, 2008.
International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen, TX.  Slides/digital
images due Nov.1, 2007. Awards $7000, $2000 B of S. Juror: Jeannie Dobie,
AWS. For prospectus send SASE to P.O. BOX 791435, San Antonio, TX 78279-1435
 
 
E. Gordon West
TWS Exhibition Chair

_________________________________

The American Juried Art Salon is holding its 5th biannual national juried show with a September 28, 2007 submission deadline.  
All submissions receive jury evaluations so that artists will know why they were or were not juried into the exhibition. 
For accepted artists we provide news release forms of proven effectiveness.  
$2,100 cash awards will be distributed.  
For those accepted into two consecutive shows, U.S. News Corp donates online programming help and web space for portfolio presentation 
The jury consists of owners/directors of 20+ North American galleries as well as five well-known college art professors in the U.S. and Canada.
 
For more information please visit our site at  www.artjury.com.
 
Thank you,
The American Juried Art Salon

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Fall Festival of the Arts on Navarre Beach (Florida) October 12-14.

The Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association hosts this event and is seeking artists, professional crafters, food vendors, entertainment, volunteers and sponsors.  The three day event is free to the public.  Visit www.gnbaa.org for details, applications and costs, or call Connie Jones at 850-939-7964.

________________________________

Jefferson Arts is seeking artists (2-D & 3-D) to exhibit and sell at our gallery in Monticello FL (25 miles east of Tallahassee.) We have openings for shows Nov. 07 and May, June, July of '08. We are trying to get commitments for the gallery shows lined up for advertising purposes. Please, have any artist wishing to show their work contact: Becky Clayton at B53Clayton@aol.com or 1-850 997-3975.

___________________________________
 

If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


AUGUST 2007 Newsletter
FOR
 CREATIVE PEOPLE

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

SCAMS DIRECTED AT ARTISTS

POTPOURRI

ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

BOOKS FOR SALE

ARTIST NEWS

WORKSHOPS

OPPORTUNITIES

ART AUCTION SITE

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

BEACHSIDE MALL


ARTIST COLONY ONLINE EXHIBITION

Artist Colony, a division of Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC, together with contributors, is sponsoring its Second Online Exhibition.  For those of you unfamiliar with online exhibitions, it means that your artwork is judged for awards, but you do not have to frame or ship your artwork.  The images will remain on the Internet for public viewing.  You can submit images as attachments to an e-mail or by slides or photos of your artwork.

Read all about it at:

http://www.artistcolony.net/2007exhibition/index.htm

If you have been considering having your own website in the art community at www.artistcolony.net, now is the time to do it.  If you join Artist Colony and enter the online exhibition, the fee is discounted to Eighty Dollars ($80.00) which covers your first year in the Artist Colony art community and your entry fee in the online exhibition.  This is a savings of $10.00.  If you have any questions concerning this, contact either Pat at captpj28@aol.com or Nanette at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

 

SCAMS DIRECTED AT ARTISTS

Although scams directed at artists has been mentioned before, the scammers must really be busy as we have received two reports this month from artists who almost got caught in the scam.  The scenario is something similar to this.  An artist receives an email from someone they don't know indicating they want to buy one or more paintings which they have viewed on his/her website.  Then they indicate that they are moving (or in some cases, they are trying to get money sent to a relative in a foreign country) and they want to send a check to you for more money than what you are asking for the paintings and they will send someone by to pick up a check from you for the difference.  This scenario may vary from one scammer to another -- they want to give you a check (which your bank will tell you is not a valid check) but the scammers hope to get a check from you before you learn that the check they gave to you is no good.

There are many other scams going around -- scams purported to come from eBay, PayPay and various banking institutions.  DO NOT REPLY TO THOSE MESSAGES.  If you get one purportedly coming from eBay or PayPal, you can forward the message to:  spoof@ebay.com or to spoof@paypal.com and they will make an effort to track down the computer from which the message was sent.

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BOOKS FOR SALE FROM NANETTE'S LIBRARY

As most of you know, Pat and I moved from Gulf Breeze, Florida in May.  We bought our own place in Milton, Florida.  In moving, I learned that I have more books than I have room for.  Below is a list of the ones I would be willing to part with at this time.  I enjoy all of my books, but there is a limit to how many two large bookcases will hold, so I am going to have to part with some of them.

_____________________________________

Soft Covers - $10 (unless otherwise noted) which includes packaging and shipping by Media Mail
Hard Covers - $12 (unless otherwise noted) which includes packaging and shipping by Media Mail
If you want faster delivery, add $5.00 to the price
.)

The New Acrylics (Soft Cover) Complete Guide to the New Generation of Acrylic Paints By Rheni Tauchid

Photographing Your Artwork (Soft Cover) A Step-By-Step Guide to taking high Quality Slides at an affordable Price By Russell Hart

Abstraction in Art & Nature (Soft Cover) By Nathan Cabot Hale

Monotype (Hard back) Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking By Julia Ayres

Watercolor Painting Smart (Hard back) By Al Stine

Marbling Paper & Fabric (Hard back) By Carol Taylor

Printmaking Techniques (Hard back) By Julia Ayres

Even Eagles Need a Push (Soft Cover) Learning to Soar in a Changing World By David McNally

Marry Your Muse (Soft Cover) Making a Lasting Commitment to your Creativity By Jan Phillips

Abstract Painting (Soft Cover) Concepts and techniques By Vicky Perry

Sew it Tonight. Give it Tomorrow (Hard back) 50 Fast, Fun and Gifts to make in an evening Edited by Stacey L. Klaman

Exploring Painting (Soft Cover – only fair condition -- $8.00) by Gerald F. Brommer & Nancy Kinne

ArtEffects (Soft Cover) Jean Drysdale Green

The Artist’s Design (Soft Cover) Probing the Hidden Order By Marie MacDonnell Roberts

Color in Contemporary Painting (Hard Cover) By Charles LeClair

Color Transfer (Hard Cover) Achieving Impressionistic effects with Watercolor Markers and Inks By Bill Senter

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 ARTIST NEWS

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's artwork is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

__________________________

KAREN OWEN
her artwork will be included in the July/August issue of Somerset Studio.  If you don't subscribe, you may want to pick up an issue at your local bookstore.

_____________________

ELIZABETH CARR

Elizabeth Carr's painting, "Two Shoes and a Melon" was awarded the Warehouse Framer's Award at the 2007 National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society in Carrollton, GA.  The show was juried by Skip Lawrence and he chose just 75 entries from almost 500.
 
The 2007 Tallahassee Watercolor Society's Southeastern Show accepted two watercolors by Elizabeth Carr:  "May I have This Dance?" and "Ivy Corners".    The show was juried by Janet Walsh.
 
"Yin and Yang", a vibrant watercolor of a nuclear power facility by Elizabeth Carr, was accepted by Cheng Kee-Chee into the 2007 Watercolor Society of Alabama's National Show in Anniston, AL.
 
Elizabeth Carr is teaching an ongoing watercolor Class for beginners and intermediates at Community Bible Church, Kennesaw, GA.  The class currently meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 a m to 1:00 p m.  All are welcome.  For information call 770 974 9940.
 

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ART AUCTION WEBSITE

Almost all artists like to collect artwork that they admire.  Here is a website that sells only art and craft items.  It is set up very similar to eBay but is not as complicated.  If you know how to upload images of your artwork to the web, this would be a great place for you to offer your artwork for sale.  The website does not charge anything for listing and/or selling your artwork at the time that I am writing this message.  This is a fairly new site, and the traffic to it is not as great as the traffic to eBay.  But help pass the word about it.

www.artbyus.com


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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

Artiscape – An Artist’s Retreat
60 Workshops
Visit www.europeanpapers.com for more info

_________________________________

Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

____________________________________

Travel and Paint with Jann Pollard, NWS. You will have lots of CHOICES for 2007 - Normandy, Lake Como, Tuscany, Dordogne, Villa in Tuscany, Sicily and San Francisco! Non-painters welcome. Get much more info at: www.jannpollard.com/workshops.htm. Then, click any red link for more information. Email: jann@jannpollard.com

___________________________________

CAMP McDOWELL WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER 21-26, 2007

 For experimental artists
 Lana L. Grow, AWS will be conducting a workshop at Camp McDowell October 21-26.
 See some of her artwork at: www.artshow.com/grow
 
 For representational artists
 Richard J. Willows will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place offering new Directions in Watercolor. See Rich’s website at
 www.willowsstudios.com
 
 And
 Wayne Spradley will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place in Realist, Transparent Watercolor
 
 These workshops are where the lodging, meals and workshop are all included.
 This is a quiet and peaceful area just slightly north of Jasper, Alabama.

 
You will enjoy the workshop and the surroundings.
 
 For a brochure, contact
 Tora Johnson
 525 Paige Hill Road
 Anniston, AL 36207
 256-237-9900
 E-mail: toradave@earthlink.net
 
 Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

_________________________________

Georgia Artists' of Albany
Workshop Schedule  2007, 2008 & 2009

Tony Couch    Watercolor Workshop
                           www.tonycouch.com
                           October 29 - Nov 2, 2007
                           Workshop fee  310.00

2008
Jeffrey Baisden   Colored Pencil Workshop
                                www.jeffreybaisden.com
                                January 10 & 11, 2008
                                Workshop fee 120.00

 Ken  Austin       Watercolor Workshop
                             www.kenaustinartist.com
                             February  23 - 27,  2008
                             Workshop fee  300.00

 Judi Betts          Watercolor Workshop
                             www.XtraordinaryArt.com
                             June 9 - 13, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 Fealing Lin        Watercolor Workshop
                             www.fealingwatercolor.com
                             September  15 - 19, 2008
                             Workshop fee 300.00

 2009
Joseph Fettingis  Watercolor Workshop
                                 www.jfettingis.com
                                 March 17 - 20  (4 day)
                                 Workshop fee 240.00 (approx)  

 Lian Zhen            Watercolor Workshop
                               www.lianspainting.com
                               June 15 - 20, 2009
                               Workshop fee 325.00 

 Don Andrews     Watercolor Workshop
                               www.donandrews.net
                               September 21 - 25
                               Workshop fee 300.00        

For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artist's Guild of Albany
Education/Workshop Chairman
(229) 432-5417
Email:  klgum@mchsi.com
                                     

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OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Entries

The Hollywood Festival of the Arts in beautiful Hollywood, Florida is now accepting applications for the October 2007 festival. Festival dates are October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) and the event will be held in beautiful ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Artists are eligible for cash prizes in the following categories: ceramics, crafts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting/watercolor, photography, sculpture, and outdoor crafts, and Best of Show.

Download an application at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/hlwd_par.htm

Call Toni Bridges at 954-921-3404 or email tbridges@hollywoodfl.org for more information. Application deadline August 31.

____________________________________________

Call to Artists:
 
Deadline September 14
5th Annual Arts Central National Watercolor and Pastel Show:
Over $2000 in cash and merchandise awards/Cover feature in Cascade Arts & Entertainment Magazine. $25/2 entries (Digital or slide) or $15 for members. Juror & Workshop Instructor: Theresa Saia.  Exhibit, November 1 to December 3. SASE to Mirror Pond Gallery, 875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
541-317-9324
 
Jacqueline
 

__________________________

Texas Watercolor Society 59th Annual Exhibit. March 1-30, 2008.
International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen, TX.  Slides/digital
images due Nov.1, 2007. Awards $7000, $2000 B of S. Juror: Jeannie Dobie,
AWS. For prospectus send SASE to P.O. BOX 791435, San Antonio, TX 78279-1435
 
 
E. Gordon West
TWS Exhibition Chair

_________________________________

The American Juried Art Salon is holding its 5th biannual national juried show with a September 28, 2007 submission deadline.  
All submissions receive jury evaluations so that artists will know why they were or were not juried into the exhibition. 
For accepted artists we provide news release forms of proven effectiveness.  
$2,100 cash awards will be distributed.  
For those accepted into two consecutive shows, U.S. News Corp donates online programming help and web space for portfolio presentation 
The jury consists of owners/directors of 20+ North American galleries as well as five well-known college art professors in the U.S. and Canada.
 
For more information please visit our site at  www.artjury.com.
 
Thank you,
The American Juried Art Salon

___________________________________

If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 


 

July 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

 

We are proud to present a special offer from a great art supply company.
To enter the Watercolor Sweepstakes (or to place an order), go to the www.danielsmith.com website.
Look on the right hand side where it says:  Redeem Offer or Enter Sweepstakes.  Click on that and enter the Offer Code SAAC0607.
The remainder of the process should be self-explanatory.
 If you place your order by using the toll free number of 1-800-426-6740,
please mention the Offer Code to the person taking your order.

We sincerely hope that you have taken advantage of Daniel Smith's special offerings during the past several months.
This is the last one for a while.

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

ARTIST TRADING CARD SWAP

POTPOURRI

INTERESTING WEBSITES

FEATURED ARTIST

ARTIST NEWS

WORKSHOPS

OPPORTUNITIES

SCRAPBOOKING,  etc

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

BEACHSIDE MALL

ARTIST TRADING CARD SWAP

If you are interested in participating in an Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap, send a message to me by e-mail, and I will arrange for one.  We will not have themes -- your ATC will be your own inspired creation.  We will probably swap only three to five this first Swap.  If you are not familiar with Artist Trading Cards, let me know, and I will direct you to some websites which explains the creation process.  My e-mail address is:  nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

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INTERESTING WEBSITES

www.creativespotlite.com

www.myamericanartist.com

 

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Featured Artist

LAURIE NYE
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

 

Laurie M. Nye is a native of Pensacola, Florida.  Having been married to a military man, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States and overseas.  After the military they have made Pensacola their home again.
 
She began painting in her early twenties and has continued her art studies to present.  She has studied oils, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, stained glass, pastels and collage.
 
She finds joy in painting realism to abstract, and loves to paint different values from subdued to vibrant colors.

Visit her website at:  www.artistcolony.net/laurienye to view more of her art work.

www.artistcolony.net/laurienye

Email: artistlnye@cox.net

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 ARTIST NEWS

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com

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LINDA MORTON
Linda' artwork is now in the online Saatchi Gallery in London, England.  You can view her artwork at:
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/  You will need to go to the alphabetical listing to find Linda's name in order to view her artwork.

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SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

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Peggy Montano
Joined the Oil Painters of America and is participating in the Special Section of the Southwest Art Magazine for OPA. 

Peggy was the featured artist at a "Meet the Artist" reception held at the Clay House Museum in Madison, Alabama.  Her work is mostly in oils in the impressionist style. 

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KAREN OWEN
has just received word that her artwork will be included in the July/August issue of Somerset Studio.  If you don't subscribe, you may want to pick up an issue at your local bookstore.

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PEGGY MILBURN BROWN
had 2 artworks, Up from the Depths and Door Corps juried into the Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. The biennial
is held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Exhibition of her work opens at Striplin Performing Arts Center in Selma Something Old, Something New, consists of 45 pieces of printmaking, multi media, and silk paintings.  The Larry Striplin Performing Arts Center is located at 1000 Selma Avenue, in the heart of downtown Selma, Alabama.  Info, call 334-874-1752
 
 
Peggy  to Teach The Fine Art of Etching Workshop at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
 
The etchings of contemporary artist Stephen Scott Young, on display at the Museum during May and June, are sometimes compared with those of Winslow Homer. During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the techniques used in creating etchings from a well-known Alabama printmaker and will also create their own modified etchings.  If your organization is interested in scheduling Peggy for a workshop or a presentation, you may write to me at nanetteljones@bellsouth.net, and I will get word to Peggy so that she may contact you.
 
 

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SCRAPBOOKING, ETC.

If you keep scrapbooks, make Artist Trading Cards, or are a collage artist, then we recommend that you visit Lundy Wilder's website.  All of her background papers and sets are FREE and downloadable.  She is very creative.  You will enjoy visiting this site:

http://www.scrapbookscrapbook.com

Your can add your email address to her mailing list at:

http://www.scrapbookscrapbook.com/mailing-list.html

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 POTPOURRI

On the Home Page of www.artistcolony.net, check out the POTPOURRI link.  Creative Computer Services offers a range of services and products to enhance your artistic career.  Some are:
Scan slides and save them as digital images on a CD
Make PowerPoint Presentations
Archive on a CD images of your paintings
Make a CD for presentation to a Gallery Director
Art supplies
Art instruction books
Bookmarks
Note cards and post cards
Business cards, Stationery and Envelopes

Check it out, and if you have any questions, write to us at:
captpj28@aol.com
nanetteljones@bellsouth.net
 

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WORKSHOPS

JEAN WEINER WORKSHOP:

July 16 - 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        Jefferson Arts Gallery
        575 W. Washington Street
        Monticello, FL  32344
        (850) 997-3311

          Cost of the workshop is $200.00.
          Enrollment is limited to 15 students. 
          Contact: Becky Clayton @ (850) 997-3975 to register or request a supply list. 
          Send your $50.00 deposit to reserve your space:
                 Jefferson Arts Gallery
                 P.O. Box 1115
                 Monticello, FL  32345
                 Attention: Becky Clayton
 
Learn the watercolor techniques Jean uses to create detailed nature and wildlife paintings. During this workshop students will each complete one group study piece as Jean guides the class with her step by step demonstrations. Additionally, students will develop their own compositions) working from either their own photo references or references provided.

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Artiscape – An Artist’s Retreat
60 Workshops
Visit www.europeanpapers.com for more info

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Susan Hunter from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands has asked that I direct you to her website for information on upcoming workshops.  Even you are not able to attend a workshop at this time, you should visit the website -- it's so peaceful and nice -- let your imagination relax and you'll think you are on vacation --

Susan Hunter
Garden of the Silver Palm
Caribbean Creative Workshops, Inc.
2103 #3 Jeppes Gang
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  00802
(340) 715-4116
shunter@pennswoods.com
www.stthomasworkshop.com

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Travel and Paint with Jann Pollard, NWS. You will have lots of CHOICES for 2007 - Normandy, Lake Como, Tuscany, Dordogne, Villa in Tuscany, Sicily and San Francisco! Non-painters welcome. Get much more info at: www.jannpollard.com/workshops.htm. Then, click any red link for more information. Email: jann@jannpollard.com

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Victoria Lenne will be teaching two three-day workshops in Biloxi, MS at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, July 20-22, 2007 and July 27-29, 2007, Beginning Watercolor and Advanced Experimental Watermedia, respectively. Contact the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum for details, 228-374-5547 or visit their website: http://www.georgeohr.org/   To view Victoria's art check out her website at

http://www.aqueous-art.net

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CAMP McDOWELL WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER 21-26, 2007

 For experimental artists
 Lana L. Grow, AWS will be conducting a workshop at Camp McDowell October 21-26.
 See some of her artwork at: www.artshow.com/grow
 
 For representational artists
 Richard J. Willows will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place offering new Directions in Watercolor. See Rich’s website at
 www.willowsstudios.com
 
 And
 Wayne Spradley will be conducting a workshop at the same time and place in Realist, Transparent Watercolor
 
 These workshops are where the lodging, meals and workshop are all included.
 This is a quiet and peaceful area just slightly north of Jasper, Alabama.

 
You will enjoy the workshop and the surroundings.
 
 For a brochure, contact
 Tora Johnson
 525 Paige Hill Road
 Anniston, AL 36207
 256-237-9900
 E-mail: toradave@earthlink.net
 
 Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Entries

The Hollywood Festival of the Arts in beautiful Hollywood, Florida is now accepting applications for the October 2007 festival. Festival dates are October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) and the event will be held in beautiful ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Artists are eligible for cash prizes in the following categories: ceramics, crafts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting/watercolor, photography, sculpture, and outdoor crafts, and Best of Show.

Download an application at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/hlwd_par.htm

Call Toni Bridges at 954-921-3404 or email tbridges@hollywoodfl.org for more information. Application deadline August 31.

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Call to Artists:
 
Deadline September 14
5th Annual Arts Central National Watercolor and Pastel Show:
Over $2000 in cash and merchandise awards/Cover feature in Cascade Arts & Entertainment Magazine. $25/2 entries (Digital or slide) or $15 for members. Juror & Workshop Instructor: Theresa Saia.  Exhibit, November 1 to December 3. SASE to Mirror Pond Gallery, 875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
541-317-9324
 
Jacqueline
 

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Texas Watercolor Society 59th Annual Exhibit. March 1-30, 2008.
International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen, TX.  Slides/digital
images due Nov.1, 2007. Awards $7000, $2000 B of S. Juror: Jeannie Dobie,
AWS. For prospectus send SASE to P.O. BOX 791435, San Antonio, TX 78279-1435
 
 
E. Gordon West
TWS Exhibition Chair

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The American Juried Art Salon is holding its 5th biannual national juried show with a September 28, 2007 submission deadline.  
All submissions receive jury evaluations so that artists will know why they were or were not juried into the exhibition. 
For accepted artists we provide news release forms of proven effectiveness.  
$2,100 cash awards will be distributed.  
For those accepted into two consecutive shows, U.S. News Corp donates online programming help and web space for portfolio presentation 
The jury consists of owners/directors of 20+ North American galleries as well as five well-known college art professors in the U.S. and Canada.
 
For more information please visit our site at  www.artjury.com.
 
Thank you,
The American Juried Art Salon

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If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or workshop announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2007 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.

 

 


JUNE 2007 Newsletter
FOR

 CREATIVE PEOPLE

We are proud to present a special offer from a great art supply company.
To enter the Watercolor Sweepstakes or to place an order with Daniel Smith, click on the ad.  It will take you to the www.danielsmith.com website.
Look on the right hand side where it says:  Redeem Offer.  Click on that and enter the Offer Code SAAC0607.
The remainder of the process should be self-explanatory.
 If you place your order by using the toll free number of 1-800-426-6740,
please mention the Offer Code to the person taking your order.
 

ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

E-MAIL

POTPOURRI

JOSEPH FETTINGS ONLINE

DID YOU KNOW?

ARTIST NEWS

WORKSHOPS

OPPORTUNITIES

SCRAPBOOKING,  etc

ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS

BEACHSIDE MALL

E-MAIL

Postal Mail and E-Mail

You take time to sort through and read your postal mail five to six days a week.  We would like to encourage you to check your
electronic mail (e-mail) at least once a day.  There are times when a message sent to you is time sensitive.  Also, by reading your e-mail at least once a day, you can eliminate any messages in which you have no interest and your mailbox won’t get so cluttered.  Many messages are returned to us because that person's mailbox is over quota.  As a further advantage, for those of you who are not comfortable with your e-mail program, by using it daily or every other day, you will become more familiar with it and will no longer consider it a challenge.

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DID YOU KNOW?

That in 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia -- a former employee of the Louvre -- stuck the portrait of Mona Lisa, La Giocanda, under his clothes and walked out with it.  He was not caught until 1913, when he tried to sell the painting to a dealer.  The theft of the painting helped Mona Lisa to achieve wide-spread fame.  During these two years, people lined up to walk by the bare spot where Mona Lisa was normally displayed.

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JOSEPH FETTINGS ONLINE

To view demos by Joseph Fettings, visit his website at:

http://www.jfettingis.com/Demos.html

 

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 ARTIST NEWS

MARIE CUMMINGS
To subscribe to Marie's Newsletter entitled "Creative Space,"  go to her website of www.mariecummings.net  or write to her at marieh2o@yahoo.com
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Victoria Lenne
Victoria and two friends currently are exhibiting their work in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Flurorsent Gallery.  The exhibition is entitled "Three Seniors.  Two Graduating and One Just Old." 

Victoria had a painting juried into the Missouri Watercolor National Exhibition, and she attained Signature Member status.  She is currently teaching beginning through advanced watermedia and mixed media at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Victoria will be teaching two three-day workshops in Biloxi, MS at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, July 20-22, 2007 and July 27-29, 2007, Beginning Watercolor and Advanced Experimental Watermedia, respectively. Contact the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum for details, 228-374-5547 or visit their website: http://www.georgeohr.org/

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LINDA MORTON
Linda' artwork is now in the online Saatchi Gallery in London, England.  You can view her artwork at:
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/  You will need to go to the alphabetical listing to find Linda's name in order to view her artwork.

___________________________

SUSAN TUTTLE
Susan's is included in
"Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity" published by North Light Books, 2007.  An article and mixed media self-portrait are included.  I ordered the book and it is very inspirational as well as offering a lot of new ideas for creating art works.  The book can be ordered from North Light Books or from Amazon or probably can be found at any large bookstore.

___________

Peggy Montano
Joined the Oil Painters of America and is participating in the Special Section of the Southwest Art Magazine for OPA. 

On Sunday April 29 from 1 - 3 a "Meet the Artist" reception was held for Peggy Montano at the Clay House Museum.   Her work is mostly in Oils in the impressionist style.  Robin Brewer is the Director of the Clay House Museum in Madison, Alabama. 256-325-`1018.

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KAREN OWEN
has just received word that her artwork will be included in the July/August issue of Somerset Studio.  If you don't subscribe, you may want to pick up an issue at your local bookstore.

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PEGGY MILBURN BROWN
had 2 artworks, Up from the Depths and Door Corps juried into the Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. The biennial
is held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Exhibition of her work opens at Striplin Performing Arts Center in Selma Something Old, Something New, consists of 45 pieces of printmaking, multi media, and silk paintings.  The Larry Striplin Performing Arts Center is located at 1000 Selma Avenue, in the heart of downtown Selma, Alabama.  Info, call 334-874-1752
 
 
Peggy  to Teach The Fine Art of Etching Workshop at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
 
The etchings of contemporary artist Stephen Scott Young, on display at the Museum during May and June, are sometimes compared with those of Winslow Homer. During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the techniques used in creating etchings from a well-known Alabama printmaker and will also create their own modified etchings.
 
Instructor: Peggy Brown
Date: Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 MMFA members; $90 non-members
Lunch available for $8
Call 334-244-5700 or email education@mmfa.org for more information
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Entries

The Hollywood Festival of the Arts in beautiful Hollywood, Florida is now accepting applications for the October 2007 festival. Festival dates are October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) and the event will be held in beautiful ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Artists are eligible for cash prizes in the following categories: ceramics, crafts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting/watercolor, photography, sculpture, and outdoor crafts, and Best of Show.

Download an application at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/hlwd_par.htm

Call Toni Bridges at 954-921-3404 or email tbridges@hollywoodfl.org for more information. Application deadline August 31.

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Bruce Baker Workshop (Workshop: Thursday, June 14, 2007; Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2007)
The Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Council on Culture & Arts are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a career development workshop for visual artists with Bruce Baker, a nationally-recognized consultant from Vermont.  This workshop will be a great opportunity for visual artists to gain more information about marketing their work, selecting slides for jury review, and trends in the market for artwork today.  The workshop will take place in the TCC Capital Center (300 W. Pensacola Street under the Mary Brogan Museum at Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee) from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday, June 14, 2007.  The cost is $25 for COCA members; $35 for general public and includes the cost of lunch and a Bruce Baker CD.  To register or for further information, email Clint Riley at clint@cocanet.org or call (850) 224-2500. 

 Artopia 2007 (Deadline for Art Submissions: Friday, June 8, 2007)
Artopia, an art auction benefiting Big Bend Cares, is seeking original artwork donations from local, regional and national artists including oils, pastels, acrylics, sculpture, mixed-medium and photography for its live and silent auctions.  This event will take place at The Moon (Layafette Street in Tallahassee FL) on Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 6pm to 10pm.  Please contact, Melissa Walton at (850) 656-2437 x225 or mwalton@bigbendcares.org for more information.

2008 Columbus Biennial (Deadline: September 28, 2007)
The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia is now accepting submissions for the 2008 Columbus Biennial which will open June 14, 2008-September 21, 2008.  This juried show is open to artists living in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee and encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media.  To request a prospectus, contact Paula Katz at (706) 748.2562 x15 or pkatz@columbusmuseum.com.  

If you belong to an art organization and would like to have your Call for Entries or other pertinent announcements promulgated by us, have someone send me the information.  Please ask them to send it in a form where I can just copy and paste it right into this Newsletter.  There is no charge for this service.  Have them send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

(That is an L between nanette and jones.)

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BEACHSIDE MALL

If you are in the market for art supplies, books, gifts, vitamins or whatever, we will appreciate your visiting www.beachsidemall.com

Pat and Nanette are affiliates with many different companies which means that if you purchase something through Beachside Mall, we will receive a small amount of money by being with their affiliate program.    Thanks to all of you who have purchased items through Beachside Mall.  We will appreciate your support very much.

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Art Instruction Books

The five  books listed below are excellent, but if they are not what you are looking for try this search link.

 

 

 

       

 

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(c) Copyright 2006 Creative Computer Services of Gulf Breeze, LLC
If you wish to copy this material to other publications or mail lists, please
ask for permission by writing nanetteljones@bellsouth.net

Note:  These articles may not be used in e-mail promotions that do not conform to federal law.