Friday, May 27, 2011

Love's Sorrow

Love's Sorrow

The second piece I created for Sparks is based on a novel excerpt from Lisa Lipkind Leibow. The piece I created has a feeling of foreboding that mimics the story. Certain elements in the piece I originally planned on using did not make it into the final cut. But I feel this piece reflects the story quite well.

To read the short story excerpt that inspired the piece, read below:



From the recent edition of Sparks, I have created my newest piece "Endeavour". The story that inspired it is below. I took a few artistic liabilities with the piece, and used the overall feel of the story for illustrating the story as opposed to creating a direct representation. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Make your Franklin

This looks like a fun project to contribute to when I get some free time.

Make your Franklin is a community art project.
Make your Franklin is international, bearer of a cultural reflexion.
With this mind, Make your Franklin suggest each of you to re-create a symbol of modern society : the 100$ banknote.

Use the high-res scan we offer, only this one for the graphic uniformity of the project.
Don't forget to maintain the proportions (7300x3000).
There are no rules.
Be inventive, rebuild the banknote.
Graphist, Illustrators, Directors, whoever you are you can participate.
Your work will be shown on the website as soon as we receive a dozen of them.

Don't forget to keep a 7300 x 3000 / 300dpi in case of a print version.

Concerning copyrights, you keep them entirely and simply let Make your Franklin diffuse them on the website. Note that we don't have exclusivity on your works and as a result you can post them elsewhere if you want.

Format : .jpeg / .jpg / .pnj
Max dimensions : 7300x3000
Min dimensions : 1000 x 411
Max weight : 25 Mo
Color mod : RVB
Definition : 72 DPI

Exhibition Number SEVEN for 2011

Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

I just received a letter of acceptance to the "Water, Water Anywhere" exhibition, for my piece "Woman Reclining".
from Maloney ArtGallery
date Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:45 AM
subject Re: Water, Water Anywhere Submission

Dear Russ,

I would like Reclining Woman for Water Water, Anywhere which opens with a reception on Thursday, June 23rd, 4:30 - 7:00 PM. We will have a solo piano recital by CSE Music Faculty member Jarred Tafaro starting at 7:15 PM that evening. I am asking that pieces be delivered on Sunday June 19th, 1 - 5 PM or that they be shipped to the College by Thursday, June 16th. Please let me know if you are still able to participate. Thank you.
Ginny Butera

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
Director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
Chairperson of the Art and Music Programs
Professor of Art History
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

The Exhibit will run from June 23rd all the way through September 10th.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Artist Directory Launch Party

The 2011-2012 Artist Directory arrives on June 14th!
Join us for a Launch Party at the Washington Design Center's DreamHome to celebrate the publishing of the 5th edition of the WPA Artist Directory!
This will be the very first opportunity to see and purchase this full-color guide to WPA member artists that serves as a reference tool for curators, gallerists, patrons and artists. This year, the 2011-2012 Artist Directory is available for a new, lower price of $9.95 plus tax.
Our venue is the DreamHome located on the 5th Floor of the Washington Design Center, an extraordinary space that features work by several WPA member artists in rooms decorated by some of Washington's top interior designers.

We look forward to seeing you there! Click the link below to RSVP!
Please click the link above to register for this event!

Artists and advertisers who have not previously indicated that they will take delivery of their complimentary copy of the Artist Directory by mail may pick up their copy at this event. Additional copies may also be purchased.

WPA would like to thank the Washington Design Center for its generosity in sponsoring this event. The Washington Design Center is the mid-Atlantic region's largest single resource for high-end home furnishings and decor.

Washington Design Center
300 D Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

Tuesday June 14, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

6x6x2011: Global Online

The six pieces I contributed are online. Go to the search on the left hand side below the navigation buttons, and in the "Find Art By #" search box, type in the following numbers:

2633 for JesusHell
2634 for AngelicComposition
2635 for Fire Sprite
2636 for staticVoid
2637 for The Wave
2638 for unlockedPossibilities

Thousands of original and thoughtful artworks from 35 Countries and 48 US States are now available online!

Hundreds of votes have already been cast for the cash prizes! All artworks will be available for purchase at the opening reception on Sat. June 4th, 6-10pm. Online purchasing begins June 6th at 10am.

6x6x2011: Global
June 4 - July 10, 2011
Artworks Available for Previewing Online: Now!
Patron Preview: June 2, 6-8pm
(for patron level members)
In Gallery Preview Hours: June 1, 2 & 3, 1-10pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale ($5): Sat. June 4, 6-10pm
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions 1-20
8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am
Cash Prizes Awarded by Popular Vote: July 1 *New
Sold Out Artist Names Revealed to Public: July 1 *New!
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 10, 11 & 12

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“HOT” A Mixed Media, National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 8, 2011

Capitol Arts Network is accepting entries for a July mixed media show, “Hot”.

What do you think is hot? A new trend, spicy food, a sexy man or woman? Show us your version of HOT in photo, paint, or any 2-D media for this July show. We are looking for turned on, turned up, and scorching hot!

Juror Missy Loewe is co-founder of CAN, executive director of the Washington School of Photography, and owner of Visual Arts Consulting. She has authored and collaborated on books, articles, and is frequently sought out as a juror and speaker for arts groups.

Entries are due June 8, show opens July 8 at Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD, and will be on display until August 8.
Entry fee is $30/4 submissions.

See for entry forms and further information. View the Prospectus Here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spark 12

Spark 12 will be starting up again soon, and I have been invited back again. I will be working with two authors this time around. This is a fun and creative project I'm glad to be a part of. The process will run from May 18th through May 27th. With the writings and artwork available shortly thereafter.

"32 Square Feet" Gallery Show

Deadline – June 3: The Washington School of Photography has a unique opportunity for interested artists working in any two-dimensional media to exhibit work and expose their talents to the hundreds of visitors and workshop patrons who visit WSP every week.

On Friday, June 10, 2011, WSP will open "32 Square Feet", with space for just 26 artists. Each artist will have a four foot wide, eight feet high wall space, in an unjuried format. Your work must be ready to hang on a standard gallery hanging system, and each artist will be allowed up to four rods and five hooks.

Starting at 8am on Friday, June 3, artists may come and hang their work, for a fee of $35. Artists will be accepted until 2pm, or when the 26 spots are all taken. The June 10 opening is part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk (the second Friday of each month, 6pm until 9pm), and will remain hanging through June 30, giving every visitor to the school the opportunity to see your work. See for full information and due dates.

Friday, May 13, 2011

13th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition

13th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition
Upstream People Gallery seeks entries for an online exhibition, June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012.
Cash Awards, Special Recognitions, Press Releases, Int'l Publicity, Juror Critiques of artworks.

Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of NE who has exhibited widely internationally with over 100 awards.

Artworks in collage, digital and all mixed media. All artworks including alternative media, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photographs, papier colle, assemblage, installation, digital manipulation, ceramics, fiber and other.

$25 for up to 5 images; $5 each additional.
Deadline: May 24, 2011.

View prospectus, or send a SASE to: 13 CDMM, Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68106-1257, USA.
Questions? Contact Laurence Bradshaw at or 402-991-4741.

Icosahedron Gallery Accepting Art Submissions

Icosahedron Gallery Accepting Art Submissions
Icosahedron Gallery in New York, NY is looking for talented emerging artists who want to expose their work to a wide audience.

Submit images of 4-6 pieces, along with a resume/CV, contact information and a website address (if applicable) to for consideration.

Open deadline.
Questions? Contact Philip Zisman at or call 847-528-1009.

Creative Divergents Summer 2011 Showcase

"Creative Divergents Summer 2011 Showcase" call for entries
Creative Divergents announces a call to artists for an online exhibition.
Awards: $1,000 (USD).

All forms of creative works are encouraged - any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.
Open to all ages, internationally.
Winning submission determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, presentation (i.e. quality of the images submitted), and overall impression.
Visit the website for more info and to view past award recipients.
$5 per submission (includes up to 3 images).

Deadline: June 15, 2011.

Nine Dot Arts Artist Database

NINE dot ARTS is a corporate art consulting firm based in Denver, CO. We find and secure artwork for corporate clients such as hotels, hospitals, and private offices. We are building our new artist database and are open for submissions from both existing and new artists.

Images: 10 - 20

Nine dot Arts’ artist database is internally used by our team of art consultants. After an extensive visual preference survey is given to our clients we refer to our database to choose the most appropriate art to present.

What are we looking for?
We present work in all styles and mediums including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and other art media. We typically place larger works (i.e. 20” x 20” and larger) of art because corporate spaces have very large walls. However, smaller series of works can be used in multiples.

There are three subject matters we rarely work with. They are nudes, strong political tones, and religious iconography. If your work consists solely of any of these please reconsider applying to this call.

Who can apply?
Everyone is welcome to apply. This is a rolling call for entry and will not have a deadline.

What are the requirements?
Minimum of 10 images of work created in the past two years
Pricing structure or price list (Nine dot Arts works similar to a gallery with a 50/50 retail split. Please indicate if your pricing is your net price or the retail price)
Artist statement
Contact information

Is there a fee?
There is NO fee to submit your work to Nine dot Arts and NO fees if you are accepted.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried Exhibition

I just got my acceptance letter to a Juried Exhibition!!
from Leigh Anne Chambers
date Tue, May 10, 2011 at 2:31 PM
subject RMA juried show

May 10, 2011

Dear Russ:

Thank you for participating in the Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried Exhibition. Congratulations, the following work will be included in the exhibition opening Friday June 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Sisyphean Tableaux

Divine Vision

Midnight Dream


Deadline for receipt of work May 26 by 5 pm
Opening reception June 3rd at 6:30 pm
Exhibition on view June 3 – July 10, 2011
Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 pm
Wednesday through Friday 10 am –5 pm


Leigh Anne Chambers
Executive Director

artdc Gallery is Accepting Proposals

We are pleased to consider artists and show submissions by Washington, DC area artists that live between Fredrick, MD area to Richmond, VA. We represent many styles and types of media with a particular interest in Sculpture, 2-d, 3-d, mixed media, and kinetic art. Prepare a .zip file with your resume, CV with show experience, 10 images at least 2000 pixels at the largest dimension for each, and drop us a note here and we’ll send you instructions on where to send the .zip file.

For exhibition or lecture ideas, we require a well thought out proposal with a few paragraphs about the idea, how you would use the space, sample images of the works you’d like to include, and artists you’d like to work with. Images of ideas and proposed works. We want to know the idea is real and feasible. We need more than, “I want to do a show about X.” We need lists, thoughts, and a plan. Paint a mental picture of what you’re imagining.

It’s not possible to accept all work or ideas, but we are very excited to hear from you.

AAC SOLOS 2012 Call for Artists


We're pleased to announce that three exciting guest panelists will lead our review process for SOLOS this year, and consider every artist application received: Klaus Ottman, Curator at Large and Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art for the Phillips Collection; Karen Milbourne, curator for the Smithsonian African Art Museum; and JJ McCracken, DC based installation artist and art professor.

Each year, AAC selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces—or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Floor plans are available on our website.

Artists who produce cutting edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.

Please submit your printed artist’s statement, resume, written exhibition proposal—describing what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show—work samples, and a list of the samples submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.

PLEASE NOTE: MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED!!! CDs will be discarded at the end of the process, and all paperwork will be recycled. Do NOT send a SASE.

The deadline for this year’s SOLOS call for entries is July 1.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Power of Ideas Feature!

The Spanish site El Poder de las Ideas featured me on their website! This is what they had to say:
La explicación detrás de una obra de arte es muy variada, casi es infinita, ya que todo individuo posee su propia teoría o idea de lo que observa, de este modo Russ McIntosh capta la atención de su público, cada vez que realiza una nueva creación llena de surrealismo.

El tiempo, los sueños, lo paranormal, lo mental, el universo, las dimensiones alternativas, seres mitológicos, todo esto son temas que pueden encontrarse en los trabajos de Mcintosh, dotados de gran realismo y contraste visual, que invita al observador a reflexionar y generar toda clase de preguntas y respuestas.

Which basically means something along the lines of:
There can be many interpretations to art. It is infinitive as everyone has their own perspectives, theories and ideas on what they observe. From this, Russ captures your attention with every new creation created that is filled with surrealism.

Time, dreams, the paranormal, the human psyche, the universe, alternate dimensions, mythological creatures (fairies), all themes that can be found in McIntosh's works made of great realism and visual contrast of which invites the observer to reflect and generate all kinds of questions and perhaps answers.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mama Earth Art Talk

The other day I was at the Mama Earth Art Talk. Here is a little clip of me discussing my piece 'Divine Vision'.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fueling the Process

Last night I was at an artist's talk for the Mama Earth exhibit, and I just noticed I was Twitted about! Yes Mr. Warhol, please give me my 15 minutes!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Featured on Grafizine and Tumblr feeds

I'm definitely starting to get my artwork out on the internet. Unbeknown to me, Grafizine featured 'Hands of Time' as one of their Daily Stars!

And then I noticed that 'Hands of Time' has been popping up in people's tumblr feeds too!
Here's one at Global Whining and another at Nebulae :)

LACDA 'Top 40' Juried Exhibition

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Juried Competition
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

LACDA announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Forty winners will be selected. The selected winners recieve one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Deadline for Entries: May 23, 2011
Winners Announced: May 30, 2011
Exhibit Date: June 9-July 2, 2011
Artists' Reception: June 9, 2011 7-9pm (Downtown Art Walk)

All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.

Winners will be asked to FTP, overnight or express post high resolution files to the gallery for printing.

Two easy steps to enter...

Register here:

Upload images here:

Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $30US


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WPA Call for Proposals: OPTIONS 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Options 2011
CURATOR: Stefanie Fedor, Assistant Director, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, June 20, 2011 at midnight
EXHIBITION DATES: September 15 – October 29, 2011
LOCATION: Downtown DC, exact address TBA

OPTIONS 2011 is the fifteenth WPA biennial exhibition of emerging and unrepresented artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. OPTIONS presents visitors with a glimpse into the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice in the area and showcases work in any medium by artists without gallery representation. WPA began the OPTIONS biennial series in 1981 with legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review Managing Editor Mary Swift as curators. Stefanie Fedor, the curator for OPTIONS 2011, encourages the submission of work in all media, including installation, performance and new media. A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend.

All artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible.
Artists must not have current or any past gallery representation.
You do not have to be a WPA member to apply and there is no submission fee.
All work must have been produced within the past 3 years.
Submissions from artists working in all media are welcome.

Monday, June 20, 2011 – Submissions must be completed by midnight
Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Notification of accepted artists
September 6 - 9, 2011 – Delivery and installation of work
Thursday, September 15 – Opening reception with artists 6:00 – 9:00 PM
(other programming such as the curators and artists talks will be scheduled and posted closer to the exhibition’s opening)

Featured on Daily Inspiration

Several of my most recent pieces are featured on Daily Inspiration! Head on over and check out the artists featured.

The Paper Collective

This seems like a unique new group starting up in DC.

The Paper Collective is a new creative community emerging in the District of Columbia and Brooklyn, New York. Each month we post a new paper project and share the awesome submissions online. On May 26th, The Paper Collective's first fundraiser and organizational launch will raise money for The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Forum Posting Info

Featured on NOTCOT!!

I was just looking over the stats on my website, and I noticed a HUGE surge in the traffic to it! I was unaware, but NOTCOT posted a link to Hands of Time on my website! Woo-Hoo!!

Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray area in Alexandria, Virginia. Over 300 vendors and 40,000 visitors attend. Please note that the festival will be held rain or shine!

Application Timeline
Please note: there are separate due dates for different types of artists so please read carefully.
January 31st – 2011 application will be available online

April 1 - Applications due from all jewelry artists. Returning artists may request a specific space. We will try to accommodate but cannot guarantee assignment of the requested space.

May 1 - Applications due from non-jewelry, returning artists who want to request a specific space. Returning artists may request a specific space. We will try to accommodate but cannot guarantee assignment of the requested space.

June 1 - Last application date for standard booth rate of $160 ($105 each for two artists sharing; $140 for Del Ray Artisans and students)

After June 1 - Space fee rises to $185 for individuals, $130 each for two artists sharing and $165 for Del Ray Artisans and students.

July 15, at the latest - Show information packets mailed to artists who applied by June 1st and have been juried into the show.

Applications will continue to be accepted after June 1st until the show is filled. Space assignments and artist information will be continually updated at Artists will be notified of space assignments via e-mail or regular mail once the assignment has been made.

In order to be considered for the festival, each application must include three photographs and a check for the appropriate fee. If an artist is not juried into the show, the check will be returned by mail. Images should accurately represent the work that will be displayed.

Fenton Street Market

Every week there’s something different at the Fenton Street Market, an outdoor market in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, that celebrates our diverse and eclectic community.

Every Saturday!
April 30 - Nov 12
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or Shine

Spots are $40 for a 10×10. You bring all your own equipment, including a tent canopy if you want one. (If you’re not ready to invest in buying a tent, we have one for rent for $20. Early reservations recommended!) After your application is accepted, we require pre-payment to reserve your spot. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Set-up is between 6:30 and 8 a.m.

élan Magazine

I just found out about a magazine that showcases Northern Virginia artists. I plan to sen them a press kit, and hope they will feature me in an upcoming issue.

Artists’ guidelines for magazine

Submission of Portfolio
Any individual active in the fine arts or performing arts and who also lives, works, exhibits or performs in the Northern Virginia area is encouraged to send a press kit, portfolio or web site information to Art Director Jean Davis at 1144F Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Please note that submission of a portfolio does not guarantee that an article will be published in élan. You will be advised of our decision in a timely manner. An artist who is approved for a profile will be contacted by a writer who will schedule an interview.

At least a month prior to date of publication, the artist should provide high resolution digital images of artwork or performances. If this is not possible, we will need high-quality photos, slides, or transparencies. (Artwork on websites is generally of insufficient resolution.) In addition, we will need a candid or formal head shot of the artist. If none is provided, the writer may take a photo at the time of the interview or the artist may come in to the élan office to be photographed. Artwork and photos may be delivered or mailed to the office, delivered to the writer during the interview, e-mailed to Art Director Jean Davis, or uploaded to our ftp site. Please e-mail Jean to get FTP instructions.

Format of Photos
We prefer digital images, but will accept a variety of formats in either color or black-and-white: good quality prints, slides, or transparencies. (NOTE: digital images should be 300 dpi in resolution, in either jpeg or tiff format, and approximately 7 in. wide or larger.) Each image should include an identifying caption. For artwork, include the full title, medium (e.g., acrylic on wood or multimedia) and size of the original piece. For abstract images, the artist should clearly identify the correct orientation.

Return of Photos to Artist
The artist is responsible for retrieving all materials submitted for use in the article. If an artist includes a self-addressed stamped envelope with photos, slides, disks, etc., the materials will be returned following publication of the article. The artist may also make arrangements to pick up materials from the élan office.

Upon acceptance for publication, the artist should complete the interactive pdf questionnaire and release form in order to provide contact information and a brief artist’s statement of approximately 50 words. The form requires a signature granting élan permission to publish the resulting article as well as the artist’s photo and artwork.

Copies of Published Articles
élan magazine will provide six free copies of élan for the artist upon publication of the profile. The artist may purchase additional copies at $3 each. Copies must be picked up at the Great Falls office during business hours or by arrangement.

Inclusion on Our Website
During the month of publication, your article will be posted under Current Issue on our website. If you would like information about selling your art commission-free on our new website,, please contact Mike Gallagher at or 703-757-7522 ext. 4#.

For further information, contact Art Director Jean Davis at or 703-757-7522 ext. 2#.