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ARTIST of the DAY: Marion Täschler

2016 August 11
from the Im Grunde sind wir kleiner als Insekten" series by Marion Täschler

from the “Im Grunde sind wir kleiner als Insekten” series by Marion Täschler

“Basically, we are smaller than insects
we take it, use it, loose it, loose control,
they take it, they take it all back”
Marion Täschler

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The work of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Marion Täschler, contemplates the rarity, the scarcity, of unforced originality. It has moved her to change her work, change how she presents both her work and herself to the world. That is a scary journey. Admirable.  Thank you.

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Explore the continuing journey of AAAD Artist of the Day, Marion Täschler!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Ruth Tabancay

2016 August 10
"Basalt Causeway" (burnt sugar) by Ruth Tabancay

“Basalt Causeway” (burnt sugar) by Ruth Tabancay

Why food?  I am asked all of the time.  Food & art are connected as inspiration, nourishment & care-giving.  Food is ripe with meaning.  My developing palate & the evolution of my culinary abilities (and responsibilities), as well as my attitude about the suitability of food, echo my growth through the years as an artist and arts administrator –all marking the passage of time. That’s why.

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“I am attracted to objects that are already
infused with meaning.”
Ruth Tabancay

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The most recent work of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Ruth Tabancay, features the installation of burnt sugar forms that slowly melt during their installation.  Sugar marking the passage of time, marking the beautiful fluidity, ignoring your impatience or desire to know the destination.  Beautiful.

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Be patient.  Take your time.  Enjoy the work of AAAD Artist of the Day, Ruth Tabancay!

 

 

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CALL for ENTRIES: Aerial Red

2016 August 9

Learn more about the RED, the Aerial Gallery, from the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs!going, going, GONE

The season of red fruit is coming to an end.  Goodbye to glorious, vine-ripened tomatoes, berries fresh from the patch and those ruby-filled melons.  But in its place will be the season of orange goodness.  Everything in good time.  In the meantime, don’t miss this FREE Call for all things red.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs (Las Vegas, NV) for Red, an Aerial Gallery (banner exhibit).  No entry fee, but the deadline IS August 14, 2016.  Don’t delay…

Learn more about the RED, the Aerial Gallery, from the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs!CALL for ENTRIES:
Aerial Red from the
Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs

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ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEME: The unifying theme of the exhibition will be the color red.

DEADLINE:  August 14, 2016, 11:59pm PST (*please note the time zone)

ENTRY FEE: None

AWARD:  A $1000 honorarium will be offered to each selected artist/artist team per-block (8 blocks in total). Artist(s) will be selected by block, allowing for up to eight artists’ work to be selected. Each light pole will have two banners hung on it, allowing for each artist to have 6-10 images on display per-block, depending on the block. Each printed vinyl banner will be 18 inches wide by 60 inches tall, with double sided printing.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs!

 

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ARTIST of the DAY: Yana Goldfine

2016 August 9
Two views of "Solemnity" (porcelain, steel & fabric) by Yana W. Goldfine

Two views of “Solemnity” (porcelain, steel & fabric) by Yana Goldfine

“I vividly remember playing with dolls and stuffed animals as a young girl. They brought me comfort, pleasure and new coping skills and on occasion, solutions to conflicts. This current work is an attempt to recreate some of those childhood characters and to interact with them both as an artist and as a woman.” —Yana Goldfine

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The experiences of our childhood help shape us –for the good or for the bad, often both.  But for me, my childhood was a strange place, disconnected from whom I chose to become as an adult.  Any time I am met face to face with an artifact of my youngest years, it gives me pause.  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, sculptor Yana Goldfine is on a journey to revisit her own artifacts.  Where do they take you?

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Explore your own artifacts through the work of the
AAAD Artist of the Day, sculptor Yana Goldfine!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Banner Project

2016 August 8

Learn more about the Geomagic opportunity -- a part of the UAG BiAnnual Banner Project at NMSU!old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Farmers markets are changing.  They used to be the place to find great fresh produce and unique varietals of mushrooms and herbs.  I love the smell of fresh dirt on fresh food in the summer heat of my car with the windows rolled down.  But things change.  Evolution is as necessary as preservation is.  It doesn’t mean that dirt on the veggies has no place, it simply means squeaky-clean hydroponic lettuce, artisinal soft drinks & ready-made gazpacho should be just as welcome.  Views on preserving the natural within the evolving landscape are sought in this Call.  Spend the time to research this theme…

Check out this Call for Entries from the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) for the Banner Project, that explores ontological responses to spirituality, technology & anthropogenic geological concerns of preservation.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Geomagic opportunity -- a part of the UAG BiAnnual Banner Project!CALL for ENTRIES:
Banner Project fm UAG
at NM State University

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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to all media that can be represented on a 2D banner.

THEME:  Work that resembles, echoes, and/or mimics the geological to explore our ever-evolving scientific and technological landscape. The project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience, which echoes the exhibition within the UAG creating a platform to explore ontological responses to spirituality, technology, and anthropogenic geological concerns of preservation in relation to the natural environment.

DEADLINE: August 22, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $20 for 3 to 5 images

JURORS:  Marisa Sage, Curator of “GEOMAGIC” and Director of the UAG, the UAG Exhibition Review Board, & Julia Barello, Academic Department Head of the NMSU Department of Art

AWARDS: Up to 6 artists whose work will be reproduced onto high-quality outdoor banners and hung on the banner systems installed on the outer walls of D.W. Williams Hall. This is an exciting opportunity to have thousands of viewers see your work as they drive off of interstate 10 or 25 down University Avenue past the campus of New Mexico State University. The UAG Banner Project is open to all students, as well as amateur and professional artists.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Andrea Costantini

2016 August 8
left to right "Oblivion 006, Industrial [R]evolution" & "Oblivion 005, Gravity" by Andrea Costantini

left to right “Oblivion 006, Industrial [R]evolution” & “Oblivion 005, Gravity” by Andrea Constantini

” . . . art represents for me the power to escape the constraints of social and economic differences and the limits of space and time . . . “Andrea Costantini

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Magic pills for all that ails you, emotional, psychological & physical.  Wouldn’t it be a dream if all those ails could be remedies by the transformative power of art?  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Andrea Costantini, offers us at least an escape, if not a remedy, from the weight that holds you down.

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Enjoy the transformative gifts of AAAD Artist of the Day, Andrea Costantini!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Felicia Olin

2016 August 6
(left to right) Grandma and Grandpa Cleaver by Felicia Olin

(left to right) Grandma Cleaver & Grandpa Cleaver by Felicia Olin

“. . . A family friend placed me into a basin of water and rose pedals and said ‘This is a felicitous experience’ and I was named Felicia Suzanne.  Unlike my sister, who was saying words before she was one, I rarely spoke.  My father remembers being surprised when I had my first conversation with him when I was 5 or 6.  My early communication mostly consisted of funny noises and the slamming of doors.” Felicia Olin

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A strategy for selling art is floating around that suggests that it is how interesting the artist seems, as opposed to their work, that sells work.  And several artists, gallerists & dealers have confirmed with me that when you talk to a collector about the work they buy, they almost always talk about the artists, not the art.  Interesting notion.  Social media already makes it possible for people to create a persona that fulfills any role they choose to put out into the world.  Does selling art mean that we now have to invent new artistic personas for buyers to parallel those romanticized versions we already paint for our alumni publications and holiday newsletters?  It is all too much some days.

I read the bio of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Felicia Olin, before I saw her work.  I was so enamored of the way she put herself out into the world, that I wanted to like her work.  And, I do.  I have a soft spot for portraiture and texture.  I also appreciate less “artspeak” in favor of “realspeak”.  I am entertained by the menagerie of characters created –stories easily inhabiting the shadowed corners of our dreams.  Intrigued, I am, by both the art and the truth which she speaks about herself and her work.

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Explore the characters of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Felicia Olin,
& don’t forget to read the rest of that bio.

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