Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Here's another local competition sponsored by Jim Hudson's company, HudsonAlpha DNA Day Art Competition. Deadline is March 15, prize is a $1000 purchase award. Details are on the website:
Good Luck!!!David EdwardsManagerLowe Mill Arts & Entertainment256.533.0399
1. The 2nd book that I illustrated has now been published. The title is "The Old Curmudgeon" by William B. Caudle II. It is a charming and sweet story of a man who finally found his way to God. It is available through Amazon or you can purchase it directly from the author. Read more about it at this link:
If you wish to purchase directly through the author just send me an e-mail and I will get in touch with him.
2. I recently completed a series of charcoal drawings of cute little kittens. I have had them printed as notecards. A package of 5 cards with envelopes, each card a different drawing is available for $10. I am attaching a couple of the drawings to this e-mail.
3. I have had prints made of some of my paintings. A 5 x 7 print of Lemons with Blue Bottle, matted to 8 x 10 is $10 and an 8 x 10 print of Blue Serenity, matted to 11 x 14 is available and Rooster, 8 x10 image, matted to 11 x 14 for $15 each.
4. Coming up: I am beginning work on a series of watercolors featuring the local Amish......buggies, farms, mules, etc. in preparation for the Mule Day Festival which takes place in Columbia, TN the week of April 9th and 10th. It is supposed to be a very fun festival.
That's all for now. Take care all and find joy in creating!
- Incorporate some element from the Madison Historic District, for example (but not limited to)
- Main Street
- Special consideration for updating and including current logo
- Must be original work by submitter (no age limit)
- Artwork that has been previously published or exhibited is not allowed.
- If submitter's work is chosen, submitter will relinquish ownership/copyright of this artwork and MSF will be free to use the image and portions thereof in any future promotion of MSF.
- Image should be clear and recognizable if scaled to fit a variety of uses, such as but not limited to print advertising, t-shirts, posters, billboards, and web pages.
- Electronic images (preferred) submitted should be either .JPG, .BMP or .PNG at 300 dpi. Please email to: MSFlogo@gmail.com
- Paper entries may be hand delivered to:
- Submitter should include name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Deadline for submission is 5pm, Thursday, February 18, 2010
- The Logo Committee will consider all entries and choose the one that best conveys the spirit of the Madison Street Festival and can serve as the identifying image of the event for many years to come.
- The winning entry will be announced on Thursday, February 25, 2010.
Friday, January 29, 2010
In the last devotion, we discovered the word “abide” means to dwell and we all love the thought of God indwelling us through the Holy Spirit. Let’s look at another meaning of the word “abide”, which is to “accept or act in accordance with”, usually pertaining to a rule, decision or recommendation. OK, I like this God indwelling me stuff, but don’t give me any rules. We like the benefits, but don’t want any restrictions. If we look at verse 10 though of John chapter 15 it is painfully clear, “If you keep my commandments, you will ABIDE in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and ABIDE in his love.”
What most don’t understand is living within those rules or commandments there is great freedom and joy. It is like so many other spiritual truths that go against our natural understanding . . . “the least will be the greatest”, “it is more blessed to give than receive”, “bless those who persecute you” and we could go on and on. Spiritual matters require Faith. If the spiritual made perfect sense to our natural fallen minds and God said, the greatest will be the greatest, get all you can and you will be happy and hate those who persecute you, where would Faith be? Maybe even more important who would receive the Glory?
Now I don’t claim to know what areas of your life God is calling to your attention or dare try to be the Holy Spirit for you, but I know we are all sinful, “for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23. We all have areas of our lives that need repenting, “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8. None of us are perfect and if you think you are you just sinned at least twice by lying and being prideful.
God will show us His will as we remain in the Word and in prayer this week. Have a great week!Paul LaBathe
Art On The Square wishes you a joyful, creative and stimulating 2010!
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Athens, Alabama 35612
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Art News from Martina Svoboda, Publicity Coordinator, Huntsville Art League
Announcement for Troy Crisswell Watercolor Workshop
HAL will be sponsoring a 3-day watercolor workshop March 11-13 at Valley United Methodist Church. 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.
The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Troy Crisswell. Mr. Crisswell works in both oil and watercolor. He began his art career as a graphic artist in 1979 at the age of 27. After 12 years in graphic design, he became a self-employed watercolor artist in 1991. His work is a unique combination of classical ,graphic and surreal techniques. Further examples of Mr. Crisswell’s work can be seen on his website at www.troycrisswell.com.
The workshop will focus on layout and development of one piece of work (of each student’s choosing) emphasizing graphic watercolor techniques. Sessions will consist of morning demonstrations with student painting sessions in the afternoon. It is intended for students with some experience in watercolor painting.
Price of the 3 day workshop is $350. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. To sign-up, contact the Huntsville Art League at 534-3860. Payment is required by March 1, 2010. Checks should be made payable to Huntsville Art League. A minimum payment of $100 is required to reserve a place in the workshop.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Portrait Painting Workshop 2010
Artist: Martha Carpenter
March 19, 20, 21
Registration Deposit Due, Feb 8th
Working with a live model, this 3-day workshop will begin with demonstrations involving:
- canvas preparation, materials usage, color mixture and basic layout and value description of the bust portrait
- general application using the portrait palette and employing the Alla Prima technique
- refinement, description of detail and other final steps in completing the Portrait
Following each demonstration, students will use the methods demonstrated to create their own successful portrait painting. The instructor will offer individualized instruction and critique throughout the workshop.
About the Artist:
Carpenter has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications such as the Centre International D’Art Contemporain in Paris, France and as a participant in a Salon des Nations Exhibition promoting independent American artists. Martha Carpenter has received awards from the “American Artist Magazine” National Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America’s annual portrait competition and repeated “Top Ten” awards within agency affiliates. Carpenters work can be seen at: http://www.portraitartist.com/
Cost - $350.00
Plus $30.00 model fee
Class size is limited.
Call for registration deadlines and local accommodations.
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
Call For Artist Entries
Ascribing Artists are invited to submit artwork to be exhibited as a group at Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on display for the month of April to include a Reception and Art Talk April 11, 2-4 PM, 2010.
Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery is located (Across from Hampton Cove Elementary School) at 220 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763. www.ReflectivesFrame.com
Please contact Gina Hurst if you are interested in exhibiting at Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery and she will send you the exhibition form. You can reach her at Gina@GinaHurst.com or (256) 361-4960. The DEADLINE for submissions is March 20th, 2010.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together visual artists who wish to "Ascribe to the Lord the Glory due His name." As a part of this creative ministry, you will join others with this same belief and contribute to a creative outlet for artists who "Ascribe to the LORD."
Ascribing Artists recognize that anything they do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord. The Ascribing Artists ministry is inspired by Psalm 29:1,2 we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do.
We hope to offer more exhibiting opportunities in the near future.
We look forward to hearing from you soon! Paul LaBathe and Gina Hurst
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Energen Corporation to Hold 11th Annual Energen Art Competition
For Release: January 20, 2009
Energen Corporation is now accepting entries for its eleventh Energen Art Competition to be held in spring 2010. The art competition celebrates the Wonders of Alabama Art and features artists of the state by offering five purchase awards. The five winning entries will become part of the permanent “Alabama Collection” displayed at Energen Plaza, the company’s headquarters in Birmingham.
Purchase awards include a $7,500 Energen Grand Prize, and four $3,000 award categories including Alagasco Wildlife Division, Energen Resources Landscape Division, Merit Award for Non-representational Art and Employee Choice.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Crisis Center.
The competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older who currently reside in the state of Alabama or those who have lived in the state. Artwork must be original and must have been painted no more than three years prior to the date of the competition. Eligible work must be two-dimensional and in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink or mixed media. All artwork must measure no larger than 6 feet by 6 feet and be suitable for hanging.
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2010. All applicants must first submit a completed entry form and a CD containing an image of the artwork for preliminary judging and a $35 entry fee for each entry. There is a limit of three entries per artist. Entry forms, complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions are availableonline.
Applicants should mail entries to:
605 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Exhibition days for finalists will be held March 29 - April 11, 2010 at the Energen Plaza in Birmingham where final judging will occur.
For more information, contact Sandra Behel at (205) 326-1800 or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Energen Corporation is a diversified energy holding company with headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. Its two lines of business are the acquisition and development of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids onshore in North America and natural gas distribution in central and north Alabama.
Jerry Brown Arts Festival
Location: Hamilton, AL
Date: March 6-7. 2010
Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: February 6, 2010Info: www.jbaf.org
700 Monroe Street, SW; Suite 2 · Huntsville, AL 35801-5579
(256) 519-2787, ext. 208 · Fax: (256) 533-3811 · www.artshuntsville.org
Date: 16 January 2010
Contact: Jim Zieliński, Marketing and PR Manager
Panoply Seeks Participants for Art Marketplace
The Arts Council, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama invites fine artists
everywhere to apply to exhibit and sell their work at our popular Art
Marketplace during the Panoply Arts Festival. Types of media which
may be exhibited include: clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry,
mixed media, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, and
wood – or any combination of these materials.
Held the last full weekend of each April in downtown Huntsville's
Big Spring International Park, this all-embracing, outdoor, family-
friendly festival has consistently ranked among the "Top Twenty
Events" in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and has
been listed as one of the state's Top Ten Tourism Events.
Attendance for this three-day spectacular typically exceeds 90,000
people (with record-breaking attendances in 2007-2009 averaging
120,000) who visit not only the marketplace, but also the Global
Village, the Official Alabama State Fiddling Championship, the
Homegrown Talent Contest, and the other exciting offerings.
As a result, artisans from across the United States compete for
acceptance in the Art Marketplace. This art show, juried by a panel
of distinguished professionals, features the best in painting,
pottery, jewelry, primitive arts, and more, and accepted artists have
two great opportunities: to display their one-of-a-kind artwork for
sale and to compete for top monetary awards including the "Best of
Show" (the Pat Flynn Kyser Award), the "Award of Distinction,"
and five Merit Awards!
The 29th Annual Panoply Arts Festival will be held on April 23-25,
2010. If you are interested in taking part in the festival's Art
Marketplace, visit www.panoply.org and click on "Competition – Art
Marketplace" to download the application.
For further information, please contact Joanna at email@example.com
or (256) 519-2787, ext. 205.
This program/project has been made possible by grants from the
Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the
Marketing and PR Manager
the ARTS COUNCIL, inc.
700 Monroe Street, SW
Huntsville, AL 35801-5579
(256)-519-2787 (ARTS), ext. 208