Monday, January 30, 2012

Video Slide Show of my Art

This is my first attempt at making a video slideshow.

Focal Point CFA

Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography Exhibition

The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit any original work created in any form of photography.

Cash awards $1000.

Juror, Margaret Adams received an MFA in Photography from Temple University and teaches at Corcoran College of Art + Design, George Washington University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Selected artwork will be on view May 25-June 17, 2012 at MFA's Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.

Deadline: March 14, 2012.

Online submissions only. One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20), additional four entries $5.00 each.

Questions? Please contact Kyle Freeman at or call 410-268-4566.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Award!!

During the art reception for "Impressions" at Falls Church Arts, I was notified that my piece "contemplation" received the Juror's Honorable Mention Award. He said he couldn't stop looking at it!!

The show is still going on until February 12th. Stop by and take a look at some of the other wonderful pieces on exhibit.

Falls Church Arts
ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Slideluck Potshow Baltimore

This sounds like a great time!

Call for Submissions: Slideluck Potshow Baltimore II

Station North Arts and Entertainment District, ASMP Baltimore, and Area 405

Friday, February 24, 2012
Area 405, 405 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD

Slideluck Potshow Baltimore II is currently seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions for the show! All visual artists- photojournalists, painters, performers, sculptors, fashion and fine-art photographers are welcome! Presentations are a maximum of 5 minutes each, but most are much shorter, and between 15-40 images recommended. All types of media that can be presented within this framework, be it painting, sculpture, or installation art, are encouraged. Multimedia pieces are accepted, but no short films.

Deadline, February 6, 2012

Contemplation on The Pink Line Project

I love FREE publicity of my work!! I was just browsing The Pink Line Project, and found my artwork "contemplation" was featured on their daily happenings.

Granted it was supposed to be for the "Impressions" art show in Falls Church tonight. But I'll take what I can!

It appears they corrected it and have a separate posting for "Impressions" for its duration. You can still see the page here!

Artist in Residency: Studio Work Space in Artisphere

Artist in Residency: Studio Work Space in Artisphere

Deadline: February 15, 2012

Free 500 square foot studio space available for one artist for a six month time period starting in early 2012. This studio is located at the main entrance of the entire facility. In return for free work space, the artist would be required to interact with the public and do a final exhibit in their studio of their work created in residence. Artist will be chosen by a selection committee which includes Artisphere staff. No entry fee.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Highpoint Gallery

In conjunction with the artwork we are featuring on billboards all over the country, the Billboard Art Project will also give select artists the opportunity to share their work in a gallery setting at our home office in Richmond, VA. Check out The Highpoint Gallery for upcoming shows!

The Highpoint Gallery is an ongoing concept space dedicated to the arts. It is designed to propagate both entertaining and thoughtful experiences within a no profit setting wherein artists may utilize the space to portray their work and sell it directly to art enthusiasts if they choose. The space is hosted and run by the Billboard Art Project and serves as an extension of one of its broader missions to promote artists and promote public art awareness.

You can send proposals to

City of Fairfax Craft Shows

About the 36th Annual Fall Festival:

Location: Farifax, VA

Event Dates: October 13, 2012

Rain Date: October 14, 2012

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Application Fee: $12

Celebrating its 36th year in 2012, The City of Fairfax Fall Festival invites you to participate with more than 400 juried crafters and food vendors showcasing their wares. Enjoy this family friendly exciting outdoor street festival in the heart of the City of Fairfax, VA. Activities include children’s activities, amusement rides and musical entertainment for all ages. FREE ADMISSION! Attracts 25,000 shoppers annually.

About the 26th Annual Holiday Craft Show:

Location: Farifax, VA

Event Dates: November 17, 2012 - November 18, 2012

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Application Fee: $12

The City of Fairfax Holiday Craft Show is celebrating its 26th year in 2012. This annual show 2 day indoor show provides an opportunity to purchase one-of-a kind handmade crafts such as baskets, dolls and accessories, floral, jewelry, paintings, pottery/clay, and a multitude of wood items made by local and regional artists. More than 200 juried crafters and gourmet food vendors participate. Attracts 7,000 shoppers annually. The show is held at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, VA.

Impressions Show - FCA

contemplation will be in the upcoming FCA "Impressions" juried art show.

The juror for this show is Steven Munoz, director of the Lee Arts Center, a program of Arlington Cultural Affairs. He has curated a number of exhibitions at the Lee Arts Center, curated The Art of the Storyteller at Shirlington Branch Library, and was juror for The Art League's All Media Exhibit in 2010. Steven holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in printmaking.

Show Dates:
January 26 - February 12, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Just finished my newest piece. It came to me as a vision out of the corner of my eye that I had to expand on.
phan·tas·ma·gor·ic [fan-taz-muh-gawr-ik] adjective
1. having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
2. having the appearance of an optical illusion.
3. changing or shifting, as a scene made up of many elements.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

VMRC's Ninth Annual Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition

VMRC's Ninth Annual Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition

DEADLINE: Thu, March 15, 2012

May 27 - June 30, 2012, at the Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA.

Jurors: Gwen Bragg, Barbara Fast, Michael Hough. Over $4,000 in awards including at least 5 Purchase Awards.

No commission charged on sales.

Participants must live in the USA.

$30 for 1-3 entries.

Details at: or contact Anne Finlayson at or 540-564-3400.

15th Annual Celebration of the Arts

15th Annual Celebration of the Arts - VA

Deadline: April 2, 2012.

The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education in Montpelier, VA announces a call to artists for a juried national show, April 28 – June 30, 2012.

$1,000 for first and on COA 2013 poster, $500 for second, $200 for third, $100 for HM.

Juror: Ginna Cullins.

Must be framed, original work. Max in height and width can not exceed 60″ or weigh more than 50 lbs. Works must have been completed within last 2 years and not shown at the Center before. Slides or CD. $25 for 2 pieces max.

Visit website at: for prospectus, or send a SASE to: The Montpelier Center, P.O. Box 82 Montpelier, VA 23192. Questions? Please contact Ann Comfort at or call 804-883-7378.

The Bowery Gallery 21th Annual Juried Competition 2012

Every year the Bowery Gallery hosts a juried show open to all applicants working in two-dimensional media. In the past, prominent artists have juried the shows.

The Bowery's 21th annual juried competition for 2012 will be juried by the art critic Lance Esplund. The juried exhibition will be held from July 31 - August 18, 2012 at the Bowery Gallery.

Deadline: April 15, 2012.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Free Seminar for Artists

Lenny Campello is offering a free seminar for artists with The Brentwood Arts Exchange.
On February 11, 2012 from 1-5pm, The Brentwood Arts Exchange and I will be once again hosting my well-known “Bootcamp for Artists” seminar at no cost to the artists.

This seminar is suitable for all visual artists interested in taking their careers to the next level.

Ever wondered how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards and residencies? How to approach a gallery?

Then this is the seminar for you! This program is free, but space is limited to 40 persons, and last year lots of artists were turned away because it filled up so quickly! You can sign online here.

This program will be held in MNCPPC’s Brentwood Arts Exchange on the 1st Floor of the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722, just over the District line on Rhode Island Avenue.

See ya there!

WPA Membership Assistance

This is a great assistance to those of us with limited funds, and the WPA is a great organization to be a part of. Via Lenny Campello's Blog:
An anonymous donor is offering a free 1-year membership to Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) to four local artists in the DC/metro area. To receive further information or submit your request for consideration, please contact Carolina Salvador at

This is a very generous offer. I have been a member of the WPA for decades and the WPA offers its artist-members some very valuable resources; if you are not already a member, I strongly recommend that you join it.

I hope over time this pledge idea will gain traction among members, donors and other supporters so that more and more artists may join WPA at no initial cost.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Hands of Time" won an award in the Poconos!

I just got the notification that "Hands of Time" won an award for the Altered States show at PoconoArts in Pennsylvania!
Russ - congratulations, you are the recipient of the Curator Honorable Mention Award. Several awards were added because there was so much great work.

I know you live a distance away, but I hope to see you at some point during the show.

Laura L. Goss
Executive Director
Pocono Arts Council
18 N. Seventh St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 476-4460

New Art - "contemplation"

I was asked to do an "open commissioned" piece utilizing numerous elements often found in Japanese styled artwork and tattoo designs. I loved the challenge and had numerous different visuals I wanted to incorporate into the piece but still retain my unique style.

Though this piece was created for one specific person in mind, it retains an "open commission" status so that others can purchase their own limited edition giclée print or canvas edition of the piece.

Most of my commissioned pieces are "closed commissions" which means there is only one copy of it, and is not available for others to purchase a version of it.

There are instances though, where someone may commission me for a piece, that depending on our arrangement, I will offer it as limited edition giclée print and/or canvas edition.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Billboard Art Project (so far) for 2012

The Billboard Art Project is taking over roadside digital LED billboards to turn them into free public art venues for 24 hours or more.

Those in-your-face and colorful canvases that you see as you sit stuck in traffic are turned over to local and international artists for a little break from everyday advertising, presenting larger-than-life art in glowing colors.

Catch a glimpse from your car as you drive by, or hang out for awhile and watch the show with other artists and onlookers.

You won't know what is coming next as different artists explore this medium, with the electronic canvas morphing every 6-10 seconds.

Upcoming Cities & Show Dates:
Each city's billboard will feature new art (this is not a traveling exhibit). Shows start at 12 a.m. / 00:00 / midnight.

Richmond, VA
Monday, April 2, 2012 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m.
Four weeks of Continuous Art

Past Billboard Art Projects & Artists:

What you missed:

If you are interested in submitting images, please read the instructions carefully.
Applicants are accepted on a first come first serve basis, and artists are welcome to participate in more than one show.

Laurel Art Guild 43rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries: Laurel Art Guild 43rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center, March 4 - April 1, 2012

Eligibility: Artists over 18 living in DC, MD and VA may enter up to two works for consideration. Accepted artists may only exhibit one work.

Deadline: January 30, 2012

Entry Requirements
Screening will be done by jpg files on disk only.

Digital images on CD must be at 300 dpi in jpg format and no larger than 5”x7”. Files should be labeled: “A-LastName-FirstName-MiddleInitial-TitleOfWork” B-same as A. (EX: A-Smith-John-C-Clutter.jpg)

Please label CD with name.
Entries must be postmarked no later than January 30, 2012. Send CD and entry form to:

Laurel Art Guild
c/o Diane Shipley
3600 Dunnington Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Please check after February 19, 2012 to see if your work was accepted. Notifications will only be done via the website.
For further information see; or email, Diane Shipley, Exhibit Coordinator, at

Fees and Commissions
A $20 hanging fee is due when accepted art is delivered.
Please make checks payable to Laurel Art Guild.
Laurel Art Guild will collect a twenty-five percent (25%) commission on the sale of any artwork during or as a result of this exhibit. The price set by the artist will be considered firm.

Art in the Movies

Flavorwire has listed their Top "10 Memorable Movies About Artists" which I've seen several of them. There are a few not on their list, that people have mentioned in the comments section.

Also just posted this week on Flavorwire is their Top 10 "Essential Documentaries About Famous Artists"

2 CFA's for FCCA

Regional Juried Exhibition
Call for February 2012—All Media

This exhibition is open to all artists. Please, no work previously juried and accepted in the FCCA Frederick Gallery.

All work submitted must be original and completed within the past two years. All media eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers.

All entries must be received by January 20, 2012. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit..

Entry Guidelines
Artists must hand deliver actual works. Place submission form(s) and entry fee in an envelope and attach to back of artwork. All work MUST be labelled on back with title of exhibit, title of artwork, and artist’s name. Sign in all handdelivered entries at docent desk.

A non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submissions. Please note our fee schedule. $25.00 for first work, $5.00 for each additional work entered. (FCCA members: $15.00 first work, $5.00 for each additional.)
Make checks payable to: Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (FCCA).

See the Light
March 2012—All Media

This exhibition is open to all artists. Please, no work previously juried and accepted in the FCCA Frederick Gallery.

All work submitted must be original and completed within the past two years. All media eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers.
All entries must be received by January 27, 2012. Please allow for any holiday mail delays. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Entry Guidelines
CD images should be no larger than 1600 pixels in the longest dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submissions. Please note our fee schedule. $25.00 for first work, $5.00 for each additional work entered. (FCCA members: $15.00 first work, $5.00 for each additional.)
Make checks payable to: Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (FCCA).

CFA - MOCA DC - You, Me and Everybody Else

You, Me and Everybody Else : Figurative Interpretations

Artists are encouraged to interpret the figure in the broadest sense to express their understanding of you, me and everybody else.

Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All media (excluding video).

Submit up to 3 digital jpg image files on CD at 300 dpi. Name each digital file with the Artist’s name followed by the number 1 to 3 (Example: JohnSmith_1.jpg) corresponding to the information on the entry form below. A $15 fee made out to MOCA DC must be included with the entry materials. Entry materials will not be returned.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Maximum size for 2D work 36'' x 40''. 3D work must not exceed 2’ in any direction. Fragile media should be under glass or Plexiglas. All works must be insured against physical damage or loss, from receipt through designated pickup time only.

Unless hand delivered, works without return UPS shipping label clearly displayed on the outside of the package will not be accepted. Name of artist AND work must be clearly labeled on outside of reusable packaging. MOCA DC reserves the right to refuse any piece that is improperly presented or does not accurately reflect the submitted digital image. The gallery takes a 30% commission on all sales.

Artist whose work is chosen for postcard will receive a giclée print of their work and ten postcard invitations.

February 6, 2012 Deadline for accepting entry materials
February 20, 2012 Notifications sent by email
March 30, 2012 Deadline for delivery of work (Hand delivery March 30 and 31 noon to 4pm)
April 6, 2012 Opening reception
April 28, 2012 Closing

For questions please contact Lilianne Milgrom at Subject line should read You, Me and Everybody Else.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Altered States - Poconos

Hands of Time was Juried in to this show that focuses on photo-based works which have been altered by the artist at any point during the photographic process.

The show begins on Saturday January 14 and runs until February 26

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 14
4pm - 7pm

18 N. Seventh St.
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Questions? Please contact Laura Goss at or call 570-476-4460.

Montpelier Arts Show

Montpelier Arts Show
Sunday, January 8th, 2pm - 4pm

Angelic Composition was chosen to be in the Montpelier Art Show that runs from January 8 through January 25.

The reception will be on Sunday the 8th from 2pm to 4pm

9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708

For more information email:

A New Year and LOTS of Art Receptions!

The year has just begun and I'm already confirmed for FOUR shows so far this year! 2012 looks to be another stellar year for my artwork. I ended last year with over 20 shows under my belt within an eleven month time. I was able to compete twenty new pieces of work, with the year ending in a commissioned piece (Altitude Attitude) and have already started work on a new commissioned piece for the new year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program - Summer 2012

Deadline: February 15, 2012

Emerging and experienced artists are invited to apply for one, two, or three-month residencies between June 1 and August 31, 2012.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center ( in Alexandria Virginia is home to more than 140 visual artists working in 82 studios. Artists create in a wide variety of media including painting, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. The Torpedo Factory is open to the public every day; visitors are invited and welcomed into studios to watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase original art – allowing the public an opportunity to share in the excitement and fascination of the creative process.

The Visiting Artist Program is intended as a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists, and to expose visitors to exciting artists and projects.

The visiting artists will be working in studios throughout the art center from June through August and will be actively involved in art enrichment events throughout their residency in which they will demonstrate and lecture about their work.

Visiting Artists will be provided with studio space and will be able to display and sell original work.

Finalists will be selected by juror Paula Amt, owner of gallery plan b in Washington DC.

There is no application fee.

Download the Prospectus and Application Form from

Send questions to: No telephone calls please.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Falls Church Arts CFA “Impressions” Juried All-Media Show

Falls Church Arts invites all artists to submit work for this juried all-media show. No further direction will be given on how you interpret “impressions.” So unleash your creativity and surprise the world!

FCA is requiring artists to submit digital (JPG) images for the judge to use in making her decisions. Then, only those artists juried in will have to bring their work in for the show. Details are in the entry form.

Show Dates: January 26-February 12, 2012
Reception: Thursday, January 26, 7:00–10:00 pm
Location: ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA

Important Dates for Artists
  • Saturday, January 21, noon: Deadline for receipt of entry fee, form, and digital images of work
  • Monday, January 23, 10:00 am-noon and 7:00-9:00 pm: Art dropoff for works juried into show (No work accepted outside these hours.)
  • Thursday, January 26, 7:00-10:00 pm: Reception
  • Monday, February 13, 10:00 am-noon and 7:00-9:00 pm: Pickup of unsold works

Bethesda Painting Awards CFA

Deadline: February 24, 12.

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the seventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Up to nine finalists will be selected to display their work in an exhibition during the month of June at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, and the top four winners will receive $14,000 in prize monies. Best in Show will be awarded $10,000; Second Place will be honored with $2,000 and Third Place will receive $1,000. Additionally, a “Young Artist” whose birthday is after February 24, 1982 may be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D paintings including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height.

No reproductions.

Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Each artist must submit 5 slides, application and a non-refundable fee of $25. Digital entries will be accepted on DC in JPG, GIF or PNG format.

For a complete application, please visit, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 or call 301-215-6660 x117.

Montpelier All Hung, All Galleries CFA

Montpelier All Hung, All Galleries Show

Deadline: January 4, 12.

Begin the new year by submitting a work of art to the Montpelier all hung, all galleries. January 8 - 25, 2012

Public reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-4 pm.

Drop-off date for artwork: January 4, 10 am-8 pm.

The Montpelier Arts Center is delighted to offer an opportunity for all artists to exhibit their works during the biennial all hung. All works must be brought to the arts center on January 4 between 10 am and 8 pm. Each person may bring only one piece, which must be framed and matted with hooks and wire suitable for hanging. Artwork may not exceed 35 inches in any direction . There is no hanging fee or commission on the sale of work. Artists must be more than 18 years of age.

Arrive early, first come, first hung!
All artwork must be picked up on January 26, between 10 am and 8 pm. No exceptions!

Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800 or 410-792-0664;
FAX: 301 377-7801
TTY 301-490-2329

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

The holidays are over now let's get back to some Awesome Art!!

This year, I've already got three confirmed shows that I will be posting about shortly!