Friday, September 2, 2011

Call For Entries 2012 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Think you have what it takes to be the next big sensation in the Santa Barbara art world? Enter CAF’s annual Call For Entries and show us your stuff!
Application due: Friday, October 14, 2011, 5 pm

Call For Entries (CFE) is an annual juried exhibition that encourages artists from the local community to produce newly commissioned work. CFE is open to visual artists of all mediums currently living and working in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Applicants may not be closely affiliated with CAF or have participated in a past CFE exhibition. Three to six artists will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of artists and art professionals to exhibit new work in a group exhibition held at CAF in 2012. The panel of distinguished jurors includes: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the California State University, Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Shane Tolbert, Past CFE Artist, Houston, TX; and Geoff Tuck, Independent Art Writer, Los Angeles, CA. Selected artists will work with a curator through series of studio visits to propose and create new work. 
All submissions are individually evaluated based on the artistic and creative strength of the recent (last five years) work. Fee is $20 for CAF members, $35 for non-members, and is waived for new members upon joining. Completed application and fee must be submitted online by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5 pm. Online application opens September 1, 2011. To find out your membership status, email  Visit for up-to-date details and online application. Selected applicants will be posted on the CFE webpage (TBD).
CFE online application by: LaCorte Design, Santa Barbara, CA.


About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11 AM to 5 PM, Sunday: Noon to 5 PM during the run of the exhibitions.

Book Of Love - Modigliani

Hope you all have a wonderful, Happy, Fun, Great, Super, Yummy Holiday weekend!



Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love + lyrics

Jennifer Morgan At Ross Akard Gallery Dallas Art Opening

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 Ross-Akard Gallery at The Fairmont

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jennifer Morgan's Solo Exhibition will feature her signature style of emotionally charged work that draws you in closer for a first and second look. This exhibition will also for the first time, feature limited edition prints of her paintings from the show. They will each be signed and she will hand embellish the works if requested.

Call To Artists Lagina Art Prize



Terms & Conditions of the 6° International Art Prize Arte Laguna

ART. 1 – Goal
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Sixth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna” aimed at promoting and enhancingthe contemporary art. The total value of the awards is 170.000 euros. The Prize obtained a medal by the Italian Head of State, with the patronage of, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the European Institute of Design. The Prize offers: money prizes; the organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice; exhibitions in Art Galleries; Art Residences and the publication of the official Catalogue. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, video and performance, virtual art. Participants can choose the theme of their artworks.

ART. 2 – Techniques
The Prize is open to all artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Technical details:
Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.).
The maximum dimensions allowed per each work are 150 cm per side.
Sculpture and installation – any organic or inorganic material. In the works sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 4 meters, weight 150 kg.
The artist, if selected as finalist for the collective exhibition, has to provide to the Organization all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork and supervise personally the setting up.
Photographic Art - color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works created on the computer. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are 150 cm per side
Video Art and animation - film, video and works with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. The works has to last as maximum 15 minutes, opening title and closing credits included. For the exhibition the artist has to send original works saved on
DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with mastly used reading systems.
Performance - any technique, expressive form and with any support materials (video, music, etc.. to be provided and arranged by the artist in the case of being selected as finalist) can be used. Each performance can last a maximum of 10 minutes and can involve no more than five artists.
Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.
NEW - Virtual Art - i Fope, with the contribution of FOPE: artworks entirely created by computer, 3D graphics, virtual installations, works created by smartphone or tablet applications, videos entirely created by computer, virtual videos, net art. The finalist artworks will be on display at the collective exhibition on tablet or smartphone.

ART. 3 – The Jury
The selection of the artworks will be carried out by the Jury composed by experts and important professionals of Contemporary Art:
Prize Curator:
Igor Zanti – Art Critic
Alessio Antoniolli (England, Director Gasworks of London)
Chiara Barbieri (Italy, Publications Director Collection Peggy Guggenheim)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director MART Rovereto)
Ilaria Bonacossa (Italy, Freelance Curator)
Soledad Gutierrez (Spain, Curator MACBA Barcellona)
Kanchi Mehta (India, Curator Indian Pavillion Prague Biennale)
Ludovico Pratesi (Director Centro Arti Visive Pescheria of Pesaro)
Maria Savarese (Italy, Freelance Curator
and art historian)
Ralf Schmitt (Germany, Director Preview Berlin)
Alma Zevi (Switzerland, Art Critic)

ART. 4 – Prizes

PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art: 7,000 euros*

* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.

SPECIAL PRIZE BUSINESS FOR ART - Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section

"STILE Original Design"
€ 8000* money prize + realization of an art project to be defined with the selected artist.

SPECIAL PRIZES "ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" - Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section

NEW - "Loft Miramarmi" - Art residence in the heart of the marble district of Vicenza for 3 months and for 3 artists + creative laboratory
The company Miramarmi, in the heart of the Vicenza marble district, opens its own loft to 3 artists for 3 months (accomodation included). This residence will establish a real creative laboratory for the creation of artistic works and projects.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

"Glass School Abate Zanetti": Art residence in Venice + creation of a project with master glassmakers + final exhibition.
1 month residence (accommodation included), workshops with master glassmakers of Murano and assistance by Glass School Abate Zanetti and final exhibition. The objective is the creation of the project presented during the application.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in sculpture section.

"Art Stays" Art residence in Slovenia + final exhibition
ART STAYS, International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia, offers a 7-day residence in July/August (accommodation and meals included) and the curators assistance for the development of a project that will be presented in a personal exhibition during the Festival. One of the artworks will be of Art Stays property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
"Carlo Zauli Museum” Art residence in Faenza city of ceramics + final exhibition
1 month residency with assistance and materials. The artist will be full time involved in the museum activities with the aim of making real a personal project. The artwork will remain artist’s property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in sculpture section

"iaab" Art residence in Basilea + open day
5-month residence from August to December 2012, including accommodation and assistance. The artist will be full time involved in IAAB activities with the aim of developing the project. The artwork will remain artist’s property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.


Open, International exhibition Sculptures and installations in Venice, will select one artist of the sculpture section who will exhibit in 2012 during the International film Festival of Venice.

"Tina B
Tina B, International Festival of Prague, will select one artist of the performance section whose artwork will be presented during the event.
"Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice"
One artist of videoart section will be chosen for the creation of a personal exhibition + participation fund.

Anfiteatro Arte, Milan
Cell63, Berlin
Dafna Home Gallery, Naples
De Faveri Arte + Lab 610 XL, Feltre and Sovramonte
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
Fabbrica Eos, Milan
Franco Riccardo Arti Visive, Naples
Galleria A+A, Venice
Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan
Galleria d'Arte l'Occhio, Venice
Galleria Federica Ghizzoni, Milan
Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano
Galleria Spazio Surreale, S. Paolo Brasile
Largo Baracche, Naples
Leo Galleries, Monza and Lugano
Little Italy Art Gallery, Milan
Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome
Rinascimento Contemporaneo, Genova
Silbernagl&Undergallery, Milan and Varese
Spazio Thetis, Venice
Studio Maffei, Milan
The Apartment Contemporary Art, Naples
Yvonneartertecontemporanea, Vicenza
Zaion Gallery, Biella

Personal exhibitions include setting up, opening and press releases that will be organized by each gallery. Each gallery is responsible for the setting up and the organization of the exhibition. Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (whole round trip) and insurance costs. The winner artist have to contact the gallery within 1 month from the Award Ceremony and the Vernissage of the main exhibition, penalty: loss of the prize. The artworks will remain of artists' propriety. Each gallery will agree with the artist the rate of the commission on eventual sellings. Arte Laguna is only responsible for publishing the winning artworks and some information on the exhibition in the dedicated section of the website of the Prize.

ART. 5 - Application fee
For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 euros for 1 work and 90 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 45 euros each, to pay as specified in art.6.
For under 25 artists the application fee is 45 euros for 1 work and 80 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 40 euros each. Under25 artists must send the copy of their ID card by e-mail at or by fax at +39 041 8627948, otherwise the registration will not be considered valid. Artists who subscribe at least 2 artworks can participate also in the Special Prizes "Artist in Residence" and “Business for art”
as written in the art.4. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. Application fees are no-refundable.

ART. 6 - Conditions of participation
All the artists can apply on-line or by mail (it is considered the date on the postmark) within 11st November 2011

All the artists can apply for the Prizes in these ways:
1) On-line: by filling in the form at:


2) by mail: sending the application in an envelope or giving the application to:
ARTE LAGUNA - Via Roma, 29/A - 31021 Mogliano (TV) - ITALY
with the following materials: - application form filled in (, - a short biography, - a picture of each work (minimum size: 15x20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) witten on the back the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year, - copy of the payment of the application fee. The documentation and the photos won’t be given back.

All the artist can pay the application fee in these ways:

1. On-line with credit card: PAYPAL
(if the credit card is not registered with the artist’s name it is mandatory to specify the name the name of the owner of the credit card in the Application form - payment section)

2. by bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TV) Italy. Bank data: BANCA ANTONV
ENETA IBAN: IT64Z0504061800000000866402 -   BIC: ANTBITT2PV19 with the reason 'Application Prize 11.12 - name, surname and telephone of the artist'
We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.

3. by bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TV) Italy. Bank data: POSTE ITALIANE - IBAN: IT38F0760112000000080409584 - BIC:
with the reason of 'Premio 11'
We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.

4. Personally in the Headoffice of the Prize: Arte Laguna – Via Roma 29/A - Mogliano (TV) Tel. +39 041 5937242 from Monday to Friday during the following hours: 9.30am -12.30am e 2.30pm-6pm

5. WesternUnion: to Laura Gallon – Mogliano Veneto (TV) Italy – the transaction fees are up to the sender. It is mandatory to specify the transaction code in the application form. We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.
Cheques are not accepted

ART.7 – Selection Process and the Collective Exhibitions
The Jury will select 200 artworks. The selected artists will have to send an email with a folder with a detailed dossier and a maximum of 10 arworks. The Jury will select the 110 finalist artworks that will take part to the Collective Exhibition at the Venetian Arsenale.
Further artworks will be selected in the Under 25 applications and will be on display at the Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice
The name of the winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony. The organization and the setting up of these two exhibitons will be done by Arte Laguna
Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (whole round trip) and insurance costs of the artwork.

ART. 8 – Responsibilities
The organization, the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, by assuring the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for thefts, fire or any damages to artworks or people that could occur during all the phases of the event. Any insurance request will be supported by the Artists. Each Artist must keep informed about the news of the Prize, that will be updated on the website The organization will send all the relevant communications by e-mail. Therefore the artist have to give the organization a valid e-mail address, add to the email list and read the email daily.

ART. 9 – Agreement
The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable. The winner artists have the right to renounce the prizes but without asking Arte Laguna any kind of compensation. In that case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the Jury. Each Artist gives to Arte Laguna the right of replication of the works and texts for the realization of the Catalogue, the archive of entries, the publication of the artworks in the website of the prize and other forms of communication and activities of the organization.
Each Artist gives to the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna the authorization to the treatment of the personal data according to the privacy law (Legislative Decree n° 675/96 and n° 196/2003).
The participation to the prize implies the knowledge and the total acceptance of this regulation.

Premio Arte Laguna
tel.+39 041 5937242 – int 4

Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery 295 3rd Street Cambridge, MA Art Show


FLUX. Offline  
10 Boston Artists You Should Know  

What better way to kick-off the back to school season than with a crash-course contemporary art lesson on the who's who of  
upcoming Boston visual artists.  

Come by Voltage Coffee & Art on Friday September 9th for the opening reception of   
FLUX. Offline, a brick and mortar curation by art reviewer and reveler  

Friday, September 9th -> 7:00-10:00pm  
tags: art, libations, grub, tunes,  
delightful conversation

You may even learn a thing or two, but we promise no tests.  

Participating Artists Include:

Co-curated by:
Elizabeth Devlin of FLUX. Boston (@fluxboston)
Anna Schindelar of Voltage (@twoastwons)  

The exhibition will be on view  
September 9th-October 14th, 2011

Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery 295 3rd Street Cambridge, MA 02142

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Art Show John Carpenter Dallas Texas

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Metronomy - The Look

Whats going on over art Ro2 Art Dallas Texas

import:  Eric Eley, John Frost, and Ryder RichardsAugust 13 - 28, 2011 (Extended Through September 3)Ro2 Art UPTOWN at West Village3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 310
Dallas, Texas 75204
Gallery Open Monday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6ART TALK:  Thursday, September 1 from 6-8pm
bunnies & dinosaurs:  Ashley Bryan, Val Curry, and Sam England
August 20 - September 3, 2011Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN at 110 N. AkardOpen Saturdays 1-5pm and by Appointment - Call 214.803.9575ART TALK:  Tuesday, September 6 from 6-8pm
UPCOMING SHOWSSeptember Group Show at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - September 5 - 23, 2011Elle Schuster Jewels Trunk Show at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - Thursday, September 8, 6-10pm
Linda Dee Guy: Re-Orient
at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - Opens September 24, 2011Christopher Blay: Art Depreciation 1301 at Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN - Opens Sept. 17, 2011

Jordan Roth

.NO Gallery Art Event New York

Premiere Event
Friday October 7, 2011, 6-8 pm
Video will play at 6:30 and 7:30 pm
.NO Gallery
251 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Artwork on Video creates professional videos of artists talking about their artwork. The videos are designed to give collectors, gallerists, curators, press people, grant givers, and anyone else interested in contemporary art, a better understanding of the artist's body of work. Terence Donnellan created Artwork on Video out of his desires to see and learn more about great artists. After working at Christie's Auction House for five years where he was involved with all of their art auctions and exhibitions, he left with an eagerness to contribute something more to the art world and Artwork on Video became reality. TD is an artist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist.
For more information visit: www.terencedonnellan.comContact
Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, Norway, she moved to New York City in 1994 where she studied at The Art Students League until 1998. In New York, King has built a strong career as a painter and exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the USA. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala FL. Additionally, King has exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo and the National Gallery of the Dominican Republic. Last year she was the winner of the 2010 London International Creative Competition Award.
For more information visit: www.ankiking.comContact


Versatile Event Space Will Feature Three San Francisco Bay Area
Female Artists Represented by Turner Carroll Gallery

DALLAS (August 31, 2011) – The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery continues to be an event space where creative dreams and possibilities are endless with guests able to entertain amidst works of art presented ZaZa-style in this unique and creative extension of the hotel.  

The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery, located next to Hotel ZaZa on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Leonard Streets, is available for events such as art exhibits, business meetings, social events, and many more. Private events may be scheduled for sixteen to 150 guests. Through this venue, Hotel ZaZa is able to showcase its full-service hotel and catering services, while also offering creative freedom to the guest.

Continuing their partnership, Hotel ZaZa has announced its fourth collaboration with Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors to bring the next show to the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. The show titled “West Coast Women” will feature new and recent works by San Francisco Bay Area female artists Deborah Oropallo, Inez Storer and Jenny Honnert Abell.  The exhibition opens September 14 and continues through October 20, 2011.

“After the success of the last three shows by Turner Carroll, we are excited to see what the next show brings,” said Benji Homsey, President of Z Resorts Management and Development, LLC.  “The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery has many uses, but hosting curated exhibitions by national artists definitely aligns with our vision for this creative extension to the hotel.”

“We are surrounded by a creative community as neighbors of the Dallas Arts District.  This is Hotel ZaZa’s opportunity to increase our presence in the visual arts scene,” said Homsey. “The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery will bring ZaZa-style to a new level, providing a venue for any type of event guests can dream up and customizing each and every aspect.”

Deborah Oropallo is one of the most important photographic artists working today. Often driven by an interest in uniforms, she creates prints on aluminum that blend contemporary female costumes with historically significant male portraits or other forms of masculine imagery.  This show will feature her work in a variety of mediums- prints on paper, prints on aluminum as well as cotton jacquard tapestry.  Her work has been exhibited in such places as the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  In addition, Oropallo’s work is included in several public collections, such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Inez Storer’s paintings are both charming and mysterious in nature due to Storer’s use of collage with found objects. Her work engages the viewer in a sort of "magical realism," urging the viewer to imagine the stories behind the canvas.  Storer's work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Additionally, her paintings have been included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, the San Jose Museum of Art as well as the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.

Jenny Honnert Abell creates mixed media pieces, such as book covers and works on paper or panel, embellished with natural depictions of birds and trees.  Abell’s work has been included in numerous art fairs, such as Art Chicago and Art Miami, and in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country, including the Berkley Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa.

The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery, located at 2400 McKinney Avenue, will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For private showings by appointment, or for more information and images, please contact Lizzie Herbert at the Turner Carroll Gallery at 214-912-7143 or by email at 

About Hotel ZaZa

               Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, both hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas.
Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood and next to downtown, Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a creative mix of warm, Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic. This exceptional boutique hotel offers 6,000 square feet of function space, 152 rooms, 17 concept suites, the Magnificent Seven Suites, the award-winning Dragonfly Modern American Kitchen, the relaxing ZaSpa and the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Museum District and minutes from the world renowned Texas Medical Center, Hotel ZaZa Houston boasts 17,000 square feet of function space and is the perfect backdrop for any business meeting - not to mention home to some of Houston’s most memorable weddings and galas. Monarch Bistro and the tranquil ZaSpa combine to create the hotel’s breadth of impressive amenities.  With more than 300 rooms, including Pool Villas, Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites, ZaZa exceeds all expectations. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

               Hotel ZaZa, a member of the Preferred Hotel Group™, was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments. Operations management and marketing are provided by Z Resorts, LLC, led by Z Resorts President Benji Homsey.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jon Eric Riis At the Museum of Design in Atlanta Georgia

Tour The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal and Fiber: Richard Mafong, Mike Harrison, and Jon Riis Exhibition
with Tapestry Artist Jon Eric Riis

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location:  Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
Cost:      $20 for individual SEFAA members and $25 for non-members (includes MODA admission)
Registration:    Go to to print out the registration form.  Mail the completed form with your payment to:  125 Parkerwood Way, Alpharetta, GA  30022.
Maximum Number of Participants:  30
Registration Deadline:  October 16, 2011

Join us for an in-depth tour of the tapestry portion of The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber exhibition with artist Jon Eric Riis.  Jon's exquisitely woven and embellished tapestries "reference myths, beliefs, and ideals of past cultures and examine issues of identity, life, and the human condition."   You won't want to miss this chance to experience Riis' tapestries and to understand their concepts, designs, and execution firsthand.   Light refreshments will be available after the tour and you'll also have time to view the concurrent exhibition "The AIDS Memorial Quilt" on your own.

Jon Eric Riis is an internationally-known and collected fiber artist.  His tapestries are included in many permanent collections, including The Louvre, The Art Institute of Chicago, the American Craft Museum in New York and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art in Washington DC.  His most recent solo exhibition "Jon Eric Riis:  Thinking with Threads" just concluded in Paris.  Jon is also the recipient of many awards and grants including the 2011 Master's of the Medium award from the Renwick Alliance,  two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Fulbright Grant, and an Honorary Award at the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland in 2001.

Juicing For Chronic Fatigue Day 7

I have made it a week on my Juice Fast.  Seven days on a juice fast seems like a month in regular days. To say this is easy, it is not.  Also for weight loss, I think there are other ways to achieve results that are not so rigid.   One example would be just to go straight into clean eating.  I am an advocate however for everyone adding juicing to their daily life.  We really fall short of the vitamins and minerals we need each day.  As Americans we have a huge problem with obesity and disease.  We are a nation of overweight and malnourished people.  Think about that for a minute... Most people that are malnourished are skeletal, from countries where there is no food.  Here it is the opposite, we have to much food with little to no nutritional value.

I started out this journey because I have been sick for a long time.  It has progressively gotten worse.  I was fine by all medical standards, yet I had a bevy of symptoms. Some of my symptoms cleared immediately upon fasting.  The small acne spots I would wake up with every day are gone. I have had no burning in my hands and feet.  The black patches on my shins have lessened.  I swear, as weird as it sounds, my eyesight is better.  I am not freezing cold all the time.  I have more energy. These are good things.

I am not going to proclaim that I am all the way cured.  My main problem that I am trying to combat is post exertional malaise.  Basically every time I exercise I end up sick for two days.  I have been active my whole life, and this is something that really bothers me.  I am going to start back slowly into more vigorous exercise, something besides yoga, and see what happens. I will have to eat healthily for the rest of my life.  Although my diet was not bad before, I can see where it was lacking in  a major way.

I have had every combo of juice I think I can imagine now, and really-- at the end of the day, juice is juice.  You have to suck it up and get used to it.  Get in a zone, get over it all.   

My weight has hit a level of homeostasis.  It's not going anywhere, which is fine.

Conclusional  info

If have a chronic illness I think juice fasting, UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION, is a good thing to do.  It also serves as a form of elimination diet where you can add one thing back at a time to see how your body reacts.  You should juice about 80% vegetables and 20% fruit.  

I am going to stay on my fast for another 3 days at least if not 7, but I am going to now incorporate salads and fruits whole, not juiced.  

While I was juicing I thought of some funny things-- you know you are on a juice fast when:

You cry when juice drips into the sink from peeling a lemon
Number two, you are sick as hell of peeling that lemon
When you see a green drink you feel somewhat dejected as opposed to a bright orange one where you start to smile
You have spent hours thinking of uses for leftover pulp, you even tried to feed it to your dog
You have actually rejuiced pulp  
You find strange spots on cabinets in the kitchen from where fruits and veg have shot out of the juicer
You KNOW without a doubt that you can not stick any fruit pit in your juicer, you have a black eye to prove it
You Think you have turned into the Plant from Little Shop of Horrors!

The usual info I include!

So if you've been keeping up, I've started juicing for health reasons. I have had a fatigue problem for a long time, but it's gotten worse and now I can't even exercise. This is the worst for me, as I love to be active. I watched the movie Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead and was immediately motivated to start juicing.

My plan right now is to do this for 7 days. I've been to the doctor and most everything shows up fine, that's why I'm taking this approach. You should always consult a doctor if you plan on doing any plan like this. I have a physician on duty ;).

If you are interested in process from day one you can click here:

Oxide Gallery Denton Art Opening

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Art Exhibit Gallery Bomb Dallas Texas

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GALLERY BOMB PRESENTS: Brick House Bandits art exhibition and block party

Exhibition: September 10th-Oct 1st

Oak Cliff- Tyler Davis arts district kicked things off this month with their first block party to celebrate art, music, and food. After an enormous turnout, Second Saturday’s event continues in September with a tremendous night filled with many surprises.

Gallery Bomb, is new art gallery in the edgy Tyler/Davis arts district of Oak Cliff; which is known for it’s diverse culture and history. On September 10th, they will be featuring a widely anticipated exhibition featuring two of the most talented artists in contemporary art today. Joe McSween and Steven Lopez create a beautiful mix of the female figure juxtaposed with rich textured layers seeking to reflect the emotion and inspiration found in the urban environment of modern society.

Joe McSween’s current work is rapidly evolving with new realistic dimension and an expanding use of bright colors and oils. Being a color blind artist might be considered a disadvantage by many, but he chooses to see this as an important advantage to his developmental process. “Most of my earlier works were primarily in black and white focusing on the form in beautiful compositions between positive and negative space. Now that I have a greater knowledge over the years it has helped me gain a higher understanding of using color in conjunction with my balanced compositions to accentuate my painting process as a whole.”

Early on Steven Lopez discovered that Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues seemed to be ingrained into his very being. Not only did these influences release his creativity, they brought his unique contemporary urban style to life. You can see this in every facet of his creativity. Lopez’s work has been featured with Reebok, Nestle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coachella, Pepsi, United Way, and Spy Optic. Noted celebrities that have worked with him include Erykah Badu, Akon and Jill Scott.. He has also made appearances on Fuel TV, BBC and the Discovery Channel.
Lopez’s work is inspired by relationships he cultivates with people, music, and art. What he learns from life’s experience is the foundation of his work. His formula is and always will be story, substance and then style.


Brandon Sellers
Phone: 817-793-6266


(TYLER, TX) August 30, 2011 – The Tyler Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum on view September 4 through November 13, 2011 at the TMA. This is the only scheduled stop in the southwestern region of the United States for this touring exhibition.

 The 60 alabaster panels and free-standing figures in the exhibition are drawn from the world’s largest collection of medieval alabasters, that of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Dramatic, and intricately crafted, these pieces are some of the finest examples of the elegant, yet, neglected art form of alabaster sculpture. 

The Exhibition
The sixty prime examples, including a complete set of panels from an altarpiece, have been carefully selected for this exhibition, representing all the major types produced by English sculptors.  The exhibition is organized in six sections:

The Art of the “Alabastermen”
Serving as an introduction to the exhibition, this section includes three works that perfectly represent the best work of the alabasterers: a dramatic, startlingly stylized figure of Saint Christopher carrying an infant Christ and two highly engaging and attractive relief panels, one of the Fifth Sign of the Last Judgment and one of the Adoration of the Magi.

Martyrs and Miracles: 
The Lives and Deaths of the Saints
Saints served numerous roles in everyday medieval society including protecting the souls, well-being, health, and even wealth of believers. Brightly gilded and polychromed carvings of Biblical episodes reflect the color and drama of medieval religious life and belief.  Alabaster images of saints were made for private homes, intended for private worship and comfort. These objects were often affordable – within the reach of “ordinary” people – and the works included here illustrate a folk art aspect of the medium. This is seen in their rougher, less delicate carving; reduced attention to proportion, scale, and perspective; and unsubtle painting techniques – all perfectly acceptable to an audience that was generally less sophisticated in its tastes than wealthier patrons.  The highlight of this section is a small, devotional altarpiece made for a private patron.  It is comprised of an alabaster panel depicting the Trinity, and is set in a beautifully painted wooden casing, complete with doors and painted figures of saints.

Word Made Flesh:  The Life of Christ
Over time, styles and techniques for carving alabaster changed, as did the designs and compositions. This section presents scenes from the life of Christ -- from the Annunciation through to the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension -- exploring the changes in alabaster production as well as those in Christian iconography. Spanning the years from 1380 through the 15th-century – the zenith of alabaster production -- and on through the Reformation, this stylistic overview includes the delicacy and finesse of late 14th-century sculpture in panels of the Annunciation and the Resurrection.

The Altarpiece: Worshipping at Church Altarpieces played an important role in late medieval devotional practice and public worship. Most alabaster altarpieces took the form of rectangular relief panels designed to be fitted into wooden casings in groups. Providing an impressive and stately focus to this section is a spectacular  set of five panels from an altarpiece that are set into a specially made casing, illustrating how the panels were initially intended to be seen.  In contrast to the folk-art aspects of private devotional alabasters, altarpieces in churches sought to hold the attention of crowds of churchgoers through sophisticated carving techniques and elaborate, multi-episode compositions – particularly apparent in a large and elaborate carving like the late 15th-century Panel of the Betrayal.

Business and Religion: Making and Selling Holy Images
The working methods of the alabastermen and the actual stages involved in the production of reliefs and sculpture – from the mining of the stone and its transport to the artists, to the actual carving of objects and the coloring of them -- are explored in this section. Some works included were selected to show latten (an alloy resembling brass) hooks, and assembly marks on the back. The export trade in alabasters will be explored through two key heads of Saint John the Baptist.
While both depict the same subject, the differences in composition and carving are geared toward two different audiences --- one at a higher, more aristocratic end of the market, and the other aimed at customers with less money to spend but just as much desire to furnish their homes with religious images of comfort. Like everything else in their lives, the aristocratic version is more carefully finished, more heavily gilded, and more elaborate. Ironically, it may well be the humbler, simpler version that appeals more to many of us today, with our modern taste for minimalist simplicity.

End of an Era: The Reformation
The Reformation of the 1530s ended the alabaster industry in England as part of its wholesale rejection of religious art.  Workshops quickly sold off their stock to remaining Catholic areas of Europe while, in England, mobs defaced and destroyed much alabaster sculpture.  Examples of defaced and vandalized sculpture are included to illustrate these dramatic social changes and the end of alabaster production in England. In particular, a late 14th-century panel of the Crucifixion bears the scars of Reformist zeal, with the images of Christ and other figures having been violently but methodically “de-faced.”

The Legacy
English alabaster art was forgotten or dismissed as ‘folk art’ up until the late 19th century. At that time, the Arts and Crafts movement, both in Britain and the United States, was concerned with ennobling the more modest home of the rapidly expanding middle class, not unlike the work of the “alabastermen.”  Along with heightening an appreciation of medieval technique, the Arts And Crafts movement encouraged our ability to empathize and understand the strange, mystical aesthetics of medieval English alabaster sculpture. 

In continental Europe, artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, and Auguste Rodin also displayed an affinity towards English alabasters.  All share a delight in expression through abstraction, shapes and color, and the creation of dream-like realities.   Later, the fabulously surreal, conceptualized images of English alabaster were to have a profound influence on 20th-century sculpture, particularly on artists working in abstract or conceptual styles. These sculptors conveyed the magnitude and emotion of their subject matter by stylizing and distorting perspective, scale, color, and reality itself.

Today, it is possible to detect the powerful legacy of these anonymous master craftsmen in the work of more recent artists such as Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, the American-born British Expressionist sculptor. To carve his masterpiece, “Jacob and the Angel,” Epstein actually used a block of English alabaster, quarried from the same part of the country where the medieval artists sourced their alabaster. In North America, traces of the ‘alabasterers’, as medieval writers call them, is evidenced in the work of 20th-century  figurative sculptors like Elie Nadelman. A full illustrated color catalogue published by Art Services International accompanies the exhibition.

Credit Information
The exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.
This exhibition is supported by a grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  His Excellency Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United States of America, is Honorary Patron of the exhibition. All images provided courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Exhibition support for the presentation in Tyler has been generously provided by Lead Sponsor, Amy and Vernon Faulconer. Underwriter is Dr. Harold and Eleanor Cameron. Patrons are Dorothy and Ben Bridges. Contributor is Mary John Spence. Friends are Rebecca and Gregg Davis, Frances and Tommy Swann, Agnes and Frank Ward, and Caroline King Wylie. Collectors’ Circle Sponsors are Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc., Bette King, Robert M. Rogers Foundation and The A.W. Riter Family Foundation. Corporate Member Sponsors are Hibbs-Hallmark & Company, KYTX-CBS 19, Sunny 106.5, The Ranch 104.1, and Greg Strnadel & Wells Fargo Advisors.

About the Victoria &Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum is one of the world's greatest museums of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It houses more than 3000 years' worth of amazing artifacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit

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