Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Media Alert | Celebrities Read Dr. Seuss books for the NEA Read Across America Event

 



THE ART OF DR. SEUSS
Read Across America | Friday, March 2 2012
Exhibition Features the Art of Theodor Geisel


On March 2nd, Animazing Gallery will present The Art of Dr. Seuss - A Retrospective to commemorate the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and to kick off the National Education Association's 16th annual Read Across America event. Throughout the day, actors from Seussical the Musical will read Dr. Seuss books, which have been donated by Random House, to groups of school children from the area. [Bios]

Children of all ages are invited to attend the readings and view the exhibit on opening day, Friday, March 2nd from 10-7PM.  A collection of nearly 100 pieces of art and sculptures which will be on display through the month. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10-7 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM. Animazing Gallery is located at 54 Greene Street at Broome in SoHo. [Press Release



About the Artist | Theodor Seuss Geisel 
(American, 1904-1991)  
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920's. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination. Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as Green Eggs & Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Today his "Secret Art" Collection hangs in fine art galleries around the world.

About Animazing Gallery A landmark gallery in SoHo since 1984, AFA (formerly Animazing) began as an exhibition space specializing in conceptual animation art. Over time, we broadened that scope to include works by renowned Illustrators and pop culture commercial artists as well as fine artists. In 2012, in keeping with the momentum of our natural development and growth, we revamped the gallery's program with new artists, exhibitions and endeavors and renamed it AFA (Animazing Fine Art).
 
 ™ and © 1958 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cargill Heiress Leaves $6 Billion to Support Art, Animal Rights - Bloomberg

Cargill Heiress Leaves $6 Billion to Support Art, Animal Rights - Bloomberg:

This is interesting. I don't usually forward press/ Margret Cargill supported Native American Art.

'via Blog this'

Friday, February 24, 2012

Teatr ZAR - The Gospels of Childhood Triptych

 


Teatr ZAR
The Gospels of Childhood Triptych

March 29 - April 1, 2012




Poland's Teatr ZAR uses song, chanting, physical theater, and rich sets to examine birth, death, pleasure, and pain. The Gospels of Childhood Triptych is staged in three acts during a single evening, with the audience and actors inhabiting a different set for each act: the first and third take place in the MCA Theater with the audience on stage; and the second is in the MCA's 2nd-floor atrium. The performances take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, March 29 - April 1, 2012, and are presented by MCA Stage in association with Goodman Theatre.

Inspired by Eastern Orthodox ancient sacred music, The Gospels draws on texts from the apocryphal gospels and the 19th century Polish romantic poet Juliusz Slowacki. The work is the culmination of a decade of research by artistic director, Jaroslaw Fret, and the company. The Gospels exemplifies a trend in contemporary Polish theatre, described as "theatre out of the spirit of music." 
Teatr ZAR: The Gospels of Childhood Triptych
VIDEO

Part 1: Gospels of Childhood / The Overture (Theater): Based on texts from the apocryphal gospels, the overture to the triptych tells the story of resurrection. Its musical structure is based on the chant singing tradition of Georgia, Bulgaria, and Greece and reveals the story of Lazarus, his sisters, and Mary Magdalene, who in the Gnostic tradition is considered one of the disciples.

Part 2: Caesarean Section / Essays on Suicide (2nd floor atrium): Explores the question of freedom and its limitations that draws on the music of Corsica, intertwining Bulgarian, Romanian, Icelandic, and Chechen songs, combined with the more modern music of Erik Satie and Ástor Piazzolla.

Part 3: Anhelli / The Calling (Theater): The poem "Anhelli," by Slowacki, follows a tragic journey of a young man through Siberia and portrays the struggles for independence and a missed calling due to human weakness. Teatr ZAR created a musical score for Anhelli based on Byzantine and Sardinian Paschal hymns.  

Artist Reception - Joan Tucker - "Urban Legend"


Deadline Feb. 29 - Call to Artists - Covington Art Fair

Covington Art Fair 
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Premier Fine Art Show in Fort Wayne Area

WHERE: Covington Shopping Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           June 23 & 24, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:

*Art Fair Source Book Top 100 Ranked Fine Art Festival, 2010.

*Limited to 100 juried fine artists in 10 categories.

*Loyal, long-term repeat customer base.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($25/$175); double booths are available at $350.

*Friday setup; drive/park at space for load-in and load-out.

*24-hour security; booth sitters; all-day private artist hospitality center.

*For more details about the show, click HERE
The Covington Art Fair has grown into one of the best fine art fairs in the region.  In its 20th consecutive year of operation, the festival features a unique variety of local, regional and national artists.  Set in one of the area's most unique shopping destinations, Covington Plaza, the event augments the artists' displays with fine dining and great specialty shops that are a magnet for upscale customers.

Jazz music accompanies the high-quality art.  Thousands of attendees exude a spirit of excitement and camarderie with the exhibiting artists.  Artist hospitality is unmatched, making every artist feel welcome.  And as a special benefit, artists park right at their booths!

NOW ACCEPTING INQUIRIES.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE JANUARY 20, 2012

Deadline:
February 29, 2012

Notification:
April 6, 2012

Booth Fee Due:
May 18, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
www.asheragency.com
Email inquiries to:
glendas@asheragency.com

You may also contact by telephone:
Glenda Stoppenhagen
800-900-7031
260-424-3373
 

TODAY - Cage Transmitted - Part 2 of Evening 2


Cage Transmitted: Part 2 of Evening 2
 
NYCAMS, 44 West 28th Street, NYC
Fri, Feb 24, 6:45pm est LIVE STREAM
 
Cage Transmitted: Part 2 of Evening 2 features the ever inventive crew Composers Inside Electronics (CIE), a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live performance of electronic music, will present an engaging evening of electro-acoustic music by John Driscoll and Doug Van Nort.  The performance will include John Driscoll’s new “Speaking in Tongues” -  a duo work for a group of unusual instruments that use sound above our hearing to translate small physical movements into audible sounds.  Driscoll and Van Nort will also perform a collaborative improvisation using resonant objects to transform sounds and custom software that allows the performers to share and alter each other's signals.
 
John Driscoll is a sound artist and composer whose work focuses on spatial acoustics, new instruments, robotics, and compositions for unique architectural spaces.  He has performed world-wide with David Tudor, CIE, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, and as a solo performer.

Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician whose work explores the sculpting and radical transformation of his sonic environment. His instruments are custom-built electro-acoustic systems and digital processes, with an ear towards noise, immersion and free improvisation.  Van Nort performs solo and in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, and is currently research associate in music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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ABOUT CAGE TRANSMITTED: Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar collaborates with E.A.T. to present Cage Transmitted: 12 evenings of performance. These unique evenings will span the calendar year of 2012 and will include music, poetry, theater, happenings, visual art, and dance in an effort to celebrate and conjour the life of John Cage.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Call to Artists - Sausalito Art Festival

60th Annual
Sausalito Art Festival

   
Call to Artists

WHAT:   The Sausalito Art Festival is one of America's Top Ten Fine Art Festivals,      
ranked in both the 2010 Art Fair Source Book and Sunshine Artist Magazine.

WHERE: Just North of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in Marinship Park,
             Sausalito, CA.

WHEN:  Labor Day Weekend
            Saturday, Sunday and Monday
            September 1 - 3, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:

*60 Years of presenting Artistic Excellence.

*Limited to 275 Fine Art Artists.
 *Combined gross sales for Fine Art Exhibitors is often over $2 Million due to high end theatergoers, worldwide tourism and a large audience of Fine Art Collectors from around the world.

*Cash prizes recognizing outstanding achievement.

 *Jury/Booth Fees include:
 *White canopy;
 *Assisted load-in and load-out;
 *Highly praised Artist & VIP Hospitality facilities including
   complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
 *Artist Relations "Concierge" Services and "booth sitters".
 
* Estimated attendance: 30,000 patrons over the Labor Day Weekend.

*Top name musical entertainment.

*Children's entertainment and hands-on art activities.

*National and regional advertising, public relations and social media campaign.  
  
 *Inclusion in festival program.

*Festival website promoting exhibiting Artists throughout the year.  

 *Gourmet food, fine wines, champagne and premium beers.  

*Free Artist parking within walking distance to the event grounds.

*Beautiful waterfront setting.

*For more details about the show, click HERE.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012, the Sausalito Art Festival invites you to apply to participate as one of 275 premier artists showcased at one of the top outdoor Fine Art shows in the country.  Held annually over the three-day Labor Day weekend on Sausalito's spectacular waterfront, the Festival attracts more than 30,000 Art Collectors to celebrate the virtuoso talents of the finest local, national, and international Artists. Proceeds from the Festival benefit local non-profits through community grants, in addition to scholarships awarded to deserving Art students annually.

Application Available:
December 6, 2011 

Deadline:
March 1, 2012: $45 fee (non-refundable)
March 14, 1012: $100 fee (non-refundable)

Application through www.juriedartservices.com

Jury Date:
March 20-21, 2012

Notification:
April 5, 2012

Booth Fee Due:
May 3, 2012

For more details and Artist's prospectus, visit:
www.sausalitoartfestival.org

Email inquiries to:
Patrick Roberts
Operations Manager / Sausalito Art Festival

You may also contact us by telephone:

Call to Artists - Hermosa Beach ArtWalk '12




Hermosa Beach ArtWalk '12



Call to Artists

WHAT:  Art Festival  

WHERE:  Hermosa Beach, CA

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday
             June 9 & 10, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:

* A two day celebration of original art with musical performances.

* Limited to 100+ fine artists.  

* Juried show.

* Application/Booth fees:  $5/$150(corner booths $200).

* Application is available at hbartwalk.com and is due April 1st for jury review.

* Friday set-up with convenient access to booth spaces.

Hermosa Beach is one of California's most beautiful beach communities and is a hot spot for tourists and locals during the summer months.  Hermosa Beach is the ideal art festival venue for visual art exhibitions and musical performances.  All artists applications are screened and selected by our Selection Committee.  The Art Walk includes art exhibits, musicians,  activities for kids and food.   The Art Walk is a non-profit event with the profit supporting  youth art.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Online application and more information available at hbartwalk.com

Deadline:
April 1, 2012 for jury review.

Notification:
May 1, 2012

Email inquiries to:
Ron Pizer at ron.pizer@verizon.net

Deadline February 29th - Call to Artists - Art on the Lake

Art on the Lake 
Excelsior, MN
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine art and fine crafts festival

WHERE: Excelsior Commons, a 14-acre park on shores of  Lake Minnetonka

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm 
              Set-up: Friday, June 8           

NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 225 juried artists

*Attendance 9,000 per day (2011 estimated by shuttle service, local police)*$1500 in artist awards; free single booth space in following year's show *Jury/Booth fees are: $25/$255 for single (10 X 10);$520 for double (10 X 20) - limited availability


*Artist amenities include: Complimentary breakfast both mornings; overnight security, bonded and insured; local police on-site throughout show hours; load-in and load-out assistance; complimentary artists' shuttles and free parking; excllent hospitality; excellent demographics.  


Art on the Lake enjoys a large and loyal following among art enthusiasts and residents throughout the Twin Cities and beyond.  Widely known as a fresh, well-organized and professionally marketed event, the show features outstanding artists from throughout the U.S. and features a repertoire of local emerging young artists.

Situated on 14-acres of manicured parkland, artists and visitors are just steps from Lake Minnetonka, where gentle breezes and colorful sailboats continuously refresh the beautiful landscape.  Remote parking with free shuttles, delectable food, a wine and beer tent, live music, friendly and well-trained volunteers.

Juried by knowledgeable art practitioners, the show's mission is to maintain the highest quality possible in a fun and beautiful outdoor environment.  Volunteers are responsive to artists' needs, and work diligently to provide top-notch hospitality.  The show celebrates its 32nd year in 2012.

Managed and hosted by the South Lake-Excelsior Chamber of Commerce

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  February 29, 2012

Application available online at: www.excelsiorartonthelake.com  or by contacting Art on the Lake, 952.474.6461

Deadline March 1st - Call to Artists - White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

White Plains
Outdoor Arts Festival
Call to Artists
 
WHAT: 50th Annual Juried Arts Festival
 

WHERE: Tibbits Park, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
 

WHEN:  Saturday & Sunday 
June 2 & 3, 2011  
            10 a.m. to 5 p.m.      
 

NOTEWORTHY:

*49th Annual Event.

*All proceeds support art scholarships for local high school seniors who are pursuing arts education.
 
*Limited to 100 artists.   
 
*Estimated attendance: 7,000.
   
*Outdoor event.   
 
*No jury fee.  Single booth:  $250, Double Booth:  $375.  

*Transportation provided from nearby parking area to festival location.

*Craftspeople accepted must be present to run their booths during the course of the fair.  Booth sitters are available throughout the day.


The White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival cordially invites you to participate in our 50th Annual Arts Festival, June 2nd and 3rd, 2012.  This long-standing community tradition takes place in downtown White Plains, which is centrally located in Westchester County and is less than 25 miles from New York City.  White Plains is a vibrant, diverse community of approximately 57,000 residents.  The festival has had a strong presence locally for almost a half-century.  Advertising in newspapers, magazines and other publications covering the immediate and surrounding areas makes this a very popular show.  All proceeds from the show support art scholarships for local high school students.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:
May 1, 2012

To apply and for more information, please visit: www.whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com 

By telephone:  

Opening Reception - Lin Esser - "Unconventional Tableaux"



Lin Esser's new exhibition, "Unconventional Tableaux," began, in part, as an effort to replace a Dia de los Muertos box lost during childhood. Further inspired by the eccentric subjects of English symbolism, sinister figures of the renaissance and the anthropomorphic tableaux of Victorian naturalism, Esser soon found himself caught up in the creation of an entire body of three-dimensional works that he later began calling "tableaux." His dark introspective vision and extensive experience with film and theater lend a sense of the dramatic to these macabre yet playful narratives about the joys and sorrow of everyday life and beyond.

The son of a mechanical engineer, Esser spent his early childhood watching and emulating his father draft the intricate exploded drawings and cross sections of elaborate multi-cogged machinery. As a teenager, he declined a formal art education to follow work as a skilled double bass player and multi-instrumentalist. In the mid-eighties Esser continued his pursuit of dual careers by relocating to New York City. He worked with several prestigious theaters, publications and venues including the Actors Studio, Plymouth Theater and Local Project Arts Collective. Esser has scored and directed short films, exhibited his artwork and authored workshops for regional artists and musicians. He can be heard and seen as one third of the composition team currently re-scoring Hans Richter's 1921 film Rhythmus 21. And, most recently, Esser's artwork and music are the focus of Director/Cinematographer Dave Davidson's short film, "Contacting the Living," in which eight tableaux are featured.

The opening reception for "Unconventional Tableaux" is Saturday, March 3rd from 5 to 8pm. While free and open to the public, RSVP is requested to rsvp@afanyc.com.
  
AFA is located at 54 Greene Street (corner of Broome Street), in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm and Sundays 11am - 6pm. To request more information or images contact Heidi Leigh at heidi@afanyc.com or 212.226.7374.

Tableau: "Shakespeare," mixed media, 9x10.5x6"

Deadline March 1st - Call to Artists - Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair

Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair  
Call to Artists
WHAT:    Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair

WHERE: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday 
            September 8 & 9, 2012
            Friday night Preview Event - September 7th  
NOTEWORTHY:

*130 participating artists. 
 
*Loyal, long-term repeat customer base. 
 
*Jury/Booth Fees $25/$280 add $25 for electricity, available to first 60 requests.

*15w x 10d booth space. Double spaces available.

*Over $6000 in artist awards.

*Complimentary Friday evening pizza, Saturday & Sunday coffee & donuts, Saturday evening buffet dinner and artist awards ceremony.

*Assigned on-site parking spaces.

*Discounted hotel rates.

*Off-site camping facilities in the area.

*24-hour security; day time boothsitters.
 
*For more details about the show, click HERE

Celebrating its 36th year, The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair has grown into one of the largest events in the region.  Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, The Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair is an open air event situated among the large scale art of Kuenz Sculpture Park on the grounds of Cedarhurst in southern Illinois. In addition to the annual Art & Craft Fair, visitors to Cedarhurst will also enjoy the 5 art exhibition galleries of Mitchell Museum, and the beautiful lake, woods and trails throughout the sculpture park. Mt. Vernon lies at the crossroads of I-57 and I-64 and attracts visitors to the fair from southern Illinois, St. Louis, MO, Springfield, IL, Evansville, IN and Paducah, KY. Music entertainment and food concessions accompany the art fair and (according to reviews) artist hospitality keeps many artists returning to this show!

NOW ACCEPTING INQUIRIES.
 
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE JANUARY 1, 2012 
 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2012

Notification:
April 15, 2012

Booth Fee Due:
May 15, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to print an application, visit: 

Email inquiries to:
linda@cedarhurst.org
You may also contact by telephone:
Linda Wheeler

Deadline March 1st - Call to Artists - Uptown Art Fair

Uptown Art Fair 
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art Festival

WHERE: Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
           August 3-5, 2012
           Friday: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
           Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
           Sunday: 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 350 artists in the Uptown Art Fair.

*375,000 attendance in 2011.

*$6,500 in awards.

*Winner of nearly 100 International Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards.

*Application/Booth Fees: $40/$525 (single booth); $1,050 (double booth).

*Complimentary artist brunch and best of show awards presentation Sat. morning.

*Discounted hotel rates; Artist parking; RV and camping information provided.

*24-hour security.

*Boothsitters, helpful volunteers and well-organized staff.

*$300,000 advertising and promotion campaign; including radio, TV, print, and social media.

The Uptown Art Fair, now celebrating its 49th year, takes over the commercial district in Uptown Minneapolis.  What began as a neighborhood art sale developed into an internationally recognized, three-day fine art festival attracting more than 350,000 people in one weekend. Hosting approximately 350 artists, the Uptown Art Fair caters to tourists, art enthusiasts, artists, and festival-goers from around the country.

Uptown Minneapolis is an eclectic mix of commercial, retail, and residential properties in South Minneapolis.  The intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue is the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is one of the busiest intersections in the state of Minnesota, creating the perfect location for a fine art festival. Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake are only a few blocks away, making Uptown's tree-lined streets both welcoming and walkable.

The primary focus of the Uptown Art Fair is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art.  Additionally, the event offers family activities including a youth art fair, day and evening performances, a wine garden, and high quality outdoor food vending.   
The Uptown Art Fair brings art to the people, draws visitors to Uptown, and provides a showcase and sales outlet for both professional and amateur artists from around the country. As the Uptown Association's primary fundraising event, the Uptown Art Fair is an economic engine for the community, generating revenue that pays for Uptown projects including community clean ups, marketing and education seminars, extra security officers, donations to local causes and neighborhood organizations, and other community building activities. 
 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:
March 1, 2012, 12 midnight (CST) via www.zapplication.org 

Notification:
April 1, 2012; results emailed with contracts

Booth Fee and Contracts Due:
May 1, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, please visit:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Call to Artists - Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

Evergreen Fine Arts Festival
   
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival
WHERE: Heritage Grove Park, Evergreen, Colorado  

WHEN: August 25 - 26, 2012
           10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days   

NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 100 artists in 12 categories
  
*Surveyed artists  reported average sales of $4000
  
*Promotion includes:  Extensive newpaper advertising with ads in both the local papers and the Denver Post online; TV and radio; posters and postcards featuring last year's Best of Show images; large banners hung two weeks prior to event, directional signage during the weekend, three ads in Southwest Art with accepted artist participation available in August issue
  
*Monetary awards of at least $2800 for Best of Show in 2 D and 3D plus first, second and third with automatic acceptance into the 2013 festival
  
*Booth fees are $335 single and $670 double,  there are 50 guaranteed corners for an additional $50
  
*Artist amenities include a very popular catered dinner for the artist plus one guest on Saturday night, booth sitters, water delivered to your booth, night time security, early set-up on Friday, special artist parking including free RV parking, advanced booth assignment notification
The Evergreen Fine Arts Festival is held in a tree-covered, historic park in the foothills west of Denver.  For almost fifty years, it has been a festival run by artists for artists.   The sponsoring, non-profit Evergreen Artists Association provides the mountain communities with cultural events, a cooperative up-scale gallery, classes for artists and youth scholarships.  The history of high quality that has been exhibited at this festival continues to draw buyers from both the immediate communities and the metro-Denver area.  Most spaces are shaded at least part of the day although there are some in the sun.  The layout of the park has been altered to eliminate difficult spaces to access via dolly and to improve the flow of traffic.  Space requests are honored as much as possible.

Apply through zapplication.org using three image slides and one booth slide

Deadline to apply:  February 29, 2012 for the early bird discounted Jury fee of $25;
                            April 15, 2012 deadline: Jury fee $30 

Notification:            May 15, 2012

Booth fee due:       June 15, 2012

Information at:       www.evergreenfineartsfestival.com 

For questions: contact Beth Erlund, Director,
email:  beth.erlund@gmail.com 
phone: 303.618.9834

Call to Artists - Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

 Virginia Beach
Spring Craft Market
 
   
  
Call to Artists


WHAT:  26th Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

WHERE: Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach's premier indoor
             state-of-the-art venue.
 
WHEN: Friday,Saturday and Sunday
           March 16 - 18, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO February 24, 2012! 
 
NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 150 carefully juried artists from across the USA.

*Easy load-in, load-out with porter assistance.

*Close, convenient free parking.

*Hospitality lounge.

*Comprehensive exhibitor guide.

*Draped indoor show.

*Free show directory listing and free website/listing/link to your website.

*Unlimited discount promotional postcards and flyers.

*Choice of Thursday afternoon or Friday morning setup.

*Strong community support.

*Aggressive advertising and promotion: newspaper, radio, direct mail, social media and cable TV.

*High public atttendance.

*Special Heritage Celebration area with live craft demonstrations to promote American handmade crafts and guilds.

*Reduced hotel rates and pet-friendly hotels.   

Celebrating their 26th Anniversary, The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market is a popular hot spot during the chilly months of March at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  Held over the same weekend as the nationally recognized Yuengling Shamrock Marathon which brings in over 50,000 out of towners, it has become a popular place for runner's families to gather and shop.  Expect great crowds, top- shelf advertising and a dedicated and faithful group of shoppers that enjoy learning about and buying fine American-made crafts.
 
For artist's prospectus and application click  HERE 
  
You may also contact:
Denise Wynn, Show Director
757-417-7771, or email:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Call to Artists - 4th Annual Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival 5th Annual Dublin Art Fair

Grand Scheme Promotions, LLC
presents
Two Columbus, Ohio, Area Shows
   
 
4th Annual Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival  5th Annual Dublin Art Fair  
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Two unique, fine art and craft events with extended venue appeal

WHERE: Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival
             Great Lawn, Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio

             Dublin Art Fair
             Front Lawn of Sells Middle & Indian Run Elementary Schools near
             Downtown, Historic Dublin, Ohio

WHEN:   Granville Show:  Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10, 2012
             Dublin Show:      Friday Evening & Saturday, July 6-7, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:
  • Two separately juried events.  Artists may apply to one or both shows.  Multiple show discount applies to artists participating in both events.
  • Desirable artist participation sought for both shows is 100
  • Jury/booth Fees:
            Granville:            ($10/$150)
            Dublin:                ($10/$125)
            (If applying to both shows, only ONE jury fee is necessary.  Artists are
            limited to not more than two media for consideration in shows.)
  • Artist amenities include:  convenient, free parking; overnight security; booth sitters; complimentary Saturday mini-breakfast/coffee; and bottled water. 
  • Event marketing includes:  full-color, direct mail postcard to 20,000+ select homes and past event visitors; magazine; newspaper; Facebook; full-color posters and more reaching more than 100,000 homes.
  • Wine festival tickets sold more than doubled in 2011 as compared to tickets sold for the inaugural event in 2010. 

Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival
Licking County's largest juried art festival located on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion in historic Granville.  This unique show features a hands-on art project tent for all ages hosted by the Granville Studio of Visual Arts, live entertainment, refreshments, and Sunday polo match. Art Affair activities are FREE both days. Saturday's show features Granville Rotary Club's Wine Festival from 1-5 p.m. offering international wine tasting, food sampling and Belgian Beer Garden.  Wine Festival and Belgian Beer Garden  require ticket purchase and represent the Rotary Club's largest yearly fundraiser.  Wine Festival participants are permitted to peruse and shop artist booths with wine glass in hand.  New for 2012 are Featured Artist Demonstrations/Seminars sponsored by  The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology on Sunday.   Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival is presented by Grand Scheme Promotions LLC and the Granville Rotary Club.
                                         
Dublin Art Fair
Located on the front  lawn of Sells Middle School and Indian Run Elementary School off of the US 33-SR 161-Bridge Street exit in Dublin, Ohio.  This highly visible show benefits from a significant volume of drive-by  traffic in the desirable historic district of Dublin.  New dates this year coincide with the Arthritis Foundation Classic Car Show & Cruise-In (www.arthritisautoshow.com) held less than 1 mile from show site.  Free trolley rides between the Art Show and Car Show will increase attendance significantly.  Fine art, live entertainment,  fine food and an art project activity tent for all ages make this art fair a popular one.  Show site for 2012 will expand allowing more space between/around individual artist booth spaces.   The Dublin Art Fair is presented by the Dublin  Area Art League and Grand Scheme Promotions LLC.



NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:     

Deadline:
March 31, 2012 for BOTH shows

Notification:
April 15, 2012, via email

For more details on these events visit:

Apply on line at:

Email inquiries to:
grandscheme@roadrunner.com

You may also contact by telephone:
(614)579-5743   

Rashid Johnson - Message to Our Folks







Rashid Johnson:
Message to Our Folks

April 14 - August 5, 2012












This spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, the first major solo exhibition for Johnson, who is a preeminent artist in the post-media generation. A former Chicagoan and alumni of the MCA's UBS 12 x 12 exhibition series, Johnson explores the complexities and contradictions of black identity, rooted in his individual experience, through photographs, sculptures, videos, installations, and paintings. On view April 14 to August 5, 2012, this exhibition is organized by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, MCA Pamela Alper Associate Curator, and includes thirteen years of Johnson's work with an emphasis on major works from the last five years.

Throughout his work, Johnson evokes shared cultural memories by referencing creative and intellectual black figures whose impact has transcended black communities. The exhibition fosters a dialogue by inviting viewers' free associations with familiar figures -- such as W.E.B. DuBois, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, and Public Enemy -- and everyday objects that appear in the work, including plants, mirrors, rugs, record albums, CB radios, shea butter, and books. The title of the exhibition is based on a 1969 album by the avant-garde group Art Ensemble of Chicago, who performed with a variety of found percussive objects and spanned musical styles to radically redefine the rules of jazz.

The conceptually loaded and visually compelling works also allude to alchemy and transformation through different media that hold their own significance and symbolism. He prefers to create a sense of wonder in the unknown rather than present a concrete understanding of his art. The exhibition also presents examples from ongoing bodies of Johnson's work such as Cosmic Slops, abstract paintings made with melted black soap and wax; The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club, portraits of members of a fictional black bourgeois secret society; recent "shelf sculptures" featuring found objects, such as The Shuttle (2010) and Triple Consciousness (2009); and early photographs of homeless men made using the nineteenth-century Vandyke brown printing process.

Johnson was born in Chicago in 1977 and currently lives in New York. He has a BFA in photography from Columbia College and attended graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is in the collections of the MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His work has been featured in major group exhibitions including 30 Americans: The Rubell Collection (2008); Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self at the International Center of Photography (2003); and Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001); and in 2011 was featured in the International Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. He is one of the nominees for the Guggenheim's Hugo Boss Prize in 2012.










Catalogue
A 96-page, fully illustrated hardcover catalogue provides new scholarship on the social, cultural, and artistic significance of Johnson's work. It includes an excerpt from Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle, and essays by the exhibition curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, University of Chicago PhD candidate Ian Bourland, and cultural critic and writer Touré.

Rashid Johnson in Conversation with
Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10:30 am, Free with suggested museum admission
Artist Rashid Johnson and Julie Rodrigues Widholm have a conversation in the gallery about Rashid's work and ideas.

Curator Tour
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, noon
Tour of the exhibition led by Julie Rodrigues Widholm.
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