Recently I stumbled upon a blog, http://www.artist-problems.tumblr.com that listed problems that most artist have, so I decided to take some random post and decided to discuss and reseacrh them so up first is……
Ok, I love photography and graphics more than painting and sketching so usually when I need help, I go to http://www.strobist.blogspot.com and I was refered to this blog from another blog, the skinny artist http://www.skinnyartist.com And I also loved to watch the Mo-am network, a video blog for fashion in London, back when they had 2 female host and I loved Overlord X work, so I hit himup, he responded which was great and he showed me his website http://bro.mo-am.com
And those are the few websites I go to for quick help, strobist is good with lighting, Overlord X is good with equipment and the skinny artist is good with being an artist.
So here are some quick tips for finding the right resources.
FIND YOUR ART IDOL
I have a couple, I prefer people who are strange but not displeasing, if that makes any sense.
She has many publications, you can check out her webpage http://www.kortophotography.com and we also went to the same highschool.
He’s a Canadian Photographer, fairly young and I love everything about him.
He’s done twilight…..I’m in awe…..
Anyways I found out about him through the Strobist, http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/2007/10/young-blood-chat-with-photographer-joey.html
And I also viewed the documentary he’s in, “Beyond” in Varanasi India with Cale Glendening who I am facebook friends with.
Theres one more I have but I cant find his name but I also found out about him through the strobist….yea do you see the pattern yet
Get to know the artist, without being a stalker and see who they learned from
Read the views and comments for videos
Usually if someone is good, you will see a ton of views and a ton of comments such as, “Thanks” or “Great video”
Also if it sounds like crap it is crap….
Get a book
If you need to learn basics find old versions of books that they study in college, sometimes you can find a free pdf of the book
If you want to get tricks, then read the reviews before you buy. Amazon is great for this.
So start off there, if you have tips feel free to share.
Until next time
FIRE Art Studios and Gallery, LLP
190 E. Fifth Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
Call for Entries
”Rejuvenate” Juried Show
May 11th – June 8th
Opening Artist Reception – Awards Presented
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Art is the journey we take to express our deepest sometimes darkest emotions. Unwittingly what the artist feels lurks in their work. Once it is out there, for everyone to see, you seem to have unburdened yourself from the baggage of emotions you carry around each day.
What does your art do to rejuvenate you? How does it express what it means to be reborn as a person much lighter from yesterday?
Submit: Your art in any medium, painting, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, fabric, video, installation…
Images must be in jpg format & include title & dimensions.
Submit: A writing piece to tell your story about the piece and how it unburdened you…
Submit: A description of each piece. (max. 50 words)
Juror: Adrienne Rosen, listed in Who’s Who of American Women for her career in the arts, is a juried member of the Best of Missouri Hands, and has illustrated The Twelve Months of Leap Year, by Maxine Prochnow. She currently teaches at Meramec Community College in St. Louis.
She works in watercolors, oils, and acrylics painting animals, flowers, and landscapes with a colorful, impressionist style, and has spent many years creating art that expresses her love of nature and continues taking painting workshops with nationally known artists.
First Prize 50$ gift certificate usable in the gallery against next month’s Display fee or Walk in classes and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Second Prize 25$ gift certificate usable in the gallery against next month’s Display fee or classes and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Two Special Mentions 10$ gift certificate usable in the gallery against next month’s Display fee or classes and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Rules for Submission
Deadline for Submissions
April 12th, 2013
Email Submissions with title of the show in subject line to:
Notification of Acceptance via email
April 19th, 2013
Size of Artwork
Artwork size may not exceed 36” x 36″ x 18″ for one, or 84″ x 60″ x 18″ for three pieces.
Contact us for any oversized artwork submissions.
Due by April 26th, 2013
Upon acceptance you will be expected to pay a display fee at the rate of $20 per painting or $50 for 3 paintings, as we are a co-op gallery run by artists.
You will receive invites, webpage, and inclusion in press releases.
You will pay 20% on your sales as commission to the gallery.
Drop Off/Receipt of Work (for international applicants)
May 7th – May 10th
You are responsible for hanging your gallery ready work for display in the designated area before the show. If you are outside of Chicago, you are responsible for shipping, and for a reusable package plus the shipping fee for the return (any overage will be refunded in the event of a sale).
Pick up/Return Shipping Date
June 11th – June 14th
Artwork which is not picked up within 30 days becomes the property of the gallery.
100% Insurance of your work on our premises at the fair value you declare. You are responsible for insuring artwork in transit. Artwork will not be insured after June 14th.
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