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ARTIST of the DAY: Sue Hotchkis

2016 February 3

beautiful EXISTENCE

I’ve been searching for the perfect new home. I have fallen in love with the most imperfect 10 acres.  Someone else out bid me because my budget is ridiculous.  Two weeks later, their contract dissolved.  I have a second day to hold the hope of imperfection in my heart. Fingers crossed.  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Sue Hotchkis celebrates that same beauty.  My totem art for the day. (continues below)

Learn more about the fibre art of AAAD's Artist of the Day Sue Hotchkis!

 “…my work is texture and surface, strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi. I seek out imperfection, in the insignificant and the overlooked, using a camera to freeze a moment in time, recording marks and surfaces that are in the process of breaking down, ephemeral, in a state of flux. ” Sue Hotchkis

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CALL for ENTRIES: April Int’l

2016 February 2

Learn more about the April International issue from FreshPaintMagazine!FRUIT
fluff

Fresh fruit is still my favorite dessert.  I will take a bowl of berries over chocolate 9 times out of 10.  The only thing I miss is the fat content, the luscious mouth feel.  But, my husband has solved that problem with scratch-made whipped cream, heavy on the vanilla, light on the sugar.  There’s no going back. This next call could be the whipped cream on top of your fresh new art season.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Fresh Paint Magazine (print & digital) for the April International issue. This is a luxe art publication; I savor each edition. Remember, this call is open to more than PAINTING

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Learn more about the April International issue from FreshPaintMagazine!CALL for ENTRIES: April Int’l
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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all forms of painting, drawing, art photography, sculpture and mixed media are eligible.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

NOTIFICATION: March 15, 2016

ENTRY FEE: £30 for up to 2 (~$43 USD)

JUROR: Andrew Salgado is one of the most promising young figurative painters at work today. Saatchi Art calls him “one to invest in today”; critic Edward Lucie Smith states he is a “dazzlingly skillful advocate [for painting]”; Tony Godfrey (author of Phaidon’s Painting Today) calls him an “exciting artist with a particular vision”; and even London’s Evening Standard has labeled him a “rising star”.

AWARDS: Winning artists will be published in the April international issue of FreshPaintMagazine (April 2016).

For complete details, Read the Full ART Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Miguel Vallinas

2016 February 2

do i KNOW YOU?

All of us wear a mask.  I don’t believe every mask is a deceit or even a conscious choice, but it still a mask, deceptive or not.  I have days when a wolf in sheep’s clothing seems an overly-dramatic cliche.  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Miguel Vallinas creates the mask that truly fits. (continues below)

"Retrato Número 28" and "Retrato Número 10" from the Second Skin series by photographer Miguel Vallinas!

“Retrato Número 28” & “Retrato Número 10” by photographer Miguel Vallinas

Perception. “what we believe we are, what others think we are, what we really are,
and what we would like to be.” Miguel Vallinas

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CALL for ENTRIES: American Vices

2016 January 31

Learn more about the American Vices exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery from ArtRise Savannah!american
PIE

I talk to myself in the grocery store –okay everywhere.  But, it is worst in the grocery store.  In the produce section last week, I was standing in front of a mountain of shiny red apples when I muttered, “I don’t get it.”  As you know, I advertise my disinterest in the grainy texture & overly sweet flavor of many red varieties of apples on a regular basis.  I tend to prefer them green & tart; sue me.  My grocer had approx. 2 dozen green apples & 20 dozen red varieties for sale, hence the “I don’t get it.”  But this time, a woman in my age range was standing next to me while I muttered.  She turned, looked me in the eye & said, “If you don’t like apples, you’re not American.”  Really?  Is my nationality now determined by my fruit choices?  Lady, step away from the apples & toward the hard cider.  This next Call is all about being American.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Art Entries from ArtRise Savannah (GA) for American Vices exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery. I know that I have plenty to say on this subject; don’t hold you tongue…

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” …to paraphrase Bertrand Russell: no one is interested in other people’s secret virtues. Whether it’s greed, narcissism, perversion, selfishness, wastefulness, vanity or other bits of wickedness, America is infamous for its vices.  American Vices invites you to crawl down into the belly of American immorality and show us what you find.” –from nonfictiongallery.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

Learn more about the American Vices exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery from ArtRise Savannah!MEDIA: Open to all media

DEADLINE: February 7, 2016

NOTIFICATION: February 15, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $25 up to 4 ($15 for members)

AWARDS: 1st Place $150 & Honorable Mention $50

SALES:  The Non-Fiction Gallery will retain 40% Commission on all sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the American Vices exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery from ArtRise Savannah!

CALL for ENTRIES: Karen O’Neil

2016 January 31

yours FOREVER

I have spent a lifetime not buying still life work, because it doesn’t usually call to me.  I like my work non-representational, controversial, emotionally raw.  But I keep finding work that defies my notion of what is and is not still life.   Today’s AAAD Artist of the DayKaren O’Neil creates contemporary work with bright hues that only work because of her masterful use of neutrals –grays abound.  (continues below)

Yellow Apple with Blue by Painter Karen O'Neil

                   Yellow Apple with Blue by Painter Karen O’Neil

It speaks to me. The apple. It does. I want to own it, eat it and know why it is yellow. I do.

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CALL for ENTRIES: WIA 2016

2016 January 29

Learn more about the World Illustration Awards 2016 from the Association of Illustrators!LIMES
not limestone

Chalk menu boards are sort of a bummer.  I can appreciate the eco-friendly nature of the notion as well as the flexibility for casual restaurants to keep their menus updated and filled with fresh ingredients.  But I sure miss the illustrated paper menus.  Aside from the handful of chalk art geniuses out there, nothing really beats bad menu illustration.  Come on, you know you just had a flash back to your favorite childhood pizza joint’s drawing of the mustachioed chef complete with red neckerchief and checkerboard pants.  I suspect those illustrators aren’t going to be competing in this next Call.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Association of Illustrators for the World Illustration Awards 2016.  entry fee is reasonable & lots of jurors usually means a level playing field.  Open to both students & professionals…

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Learn more about the World Illustration Awards 2016!CALL for ENTRIES:
World Illustration Awards 2016

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to entries that have been created or published from January 2015 until the close of the call for entries of the competition 2/8/16.

MEDIA:  Open to illustration

DEADLINE:  February 8, 2016

NOTIFICATION: May 2016 Shortlisted work announced; June/July 2016 Category Winners announced; and September/October 2016 Awards Ceremony

ENTRY FEE: UK & EU £25 per or £45 up to 5 (w/ VAT) per single entry or ; Other Europe, USA, Amercian Continent & Rest of the World £20.83 per or £37.50 up to 5 (no VAT, approx $33/$60 USD)

JUROR:  Click here to learn more about the 24 judges.

AWARDS:  Shortlisted entrants: will have their work featured on the AOI’s website (~120K hits from around 20K visitors/month), highlighted in the permanent archive, promoted across the AOI’s significant industry networks, opportunity to be selected for a touring exhibition which receives over 40,000 visitors every year & opportunity to be selected and featured in an accompanying publication.

For complete details, Read the Full Call for Entries!

Learn more about the World Illustration Awards 2016 from the Association of Illustrators!

ARTIST of the DAY: Emily Shane

2016 January 29

yours FOREVER

In a Walmart world where most everything can be had for $10 or less, how do we avoid reinforcing a culture that regards everything is disposable?  How do we discourage casual consumerism and reinforce long-term responsibility of ownership?  Value.  Buy what you LOVE.   Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Emily Shane upcycles much-loved cast-offs of days past.   I LOVE the texture AND how illustrative this work is of falling down the reading “rabbit hole”. (continues below)

"Reliquary" detail (top) & triptych (below) by Aritst Emily Shane

“Reliquary” detail (top) & triptych (below) by Artist Emily Shane

Reader’s Digest Condensed Book covers are my the base material for my mixed-media assemblages.  I’m inspired by their vintage look and texture, the rich colors, engaging patterns & surprising beauty –all of which are usually hidden under dust covers!  Now fading from the American gestalt, RDCBs speak to the baby-boomer generation as a bygone slice of middle-class life that will never return.”  Emily Shane

Rediscover #RDCB with Artist Emily Shane!