Frida Kahlo Fans

PBS Newshour has an article on their Art Beat Blog about Frida Kahlo. You can find it here. There is a new exhibit in Arlington, Virginia at Artisphere. More than 6,500 photos that were sealed after her death are now open. The exhibit displays many of these photos.

Photo: Frida Kahlo. Credit: Nickolas Muray. http://nickolasmuray.com/

Photo: Frida Kahlo. Credit: Nickolas Muray. http://nickolasmuray.com/

I saw the movie Frida and an exhibit in Salt Lake City a couple of years ago.  Frida led an interesting life and portrayed so much through her paintings. Now with this new exhibit, art enthusiasts are able to witness Frida’s talent behind the lens with many photographic self portraits.

Enjoy,
~Alie

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Call for Mural Artist

Photo: The Topeka State Journal 17 May 1954. Credit: National Archives. http://www.archives.gov

The Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka is searching for an artist to paint a new mural. According to Kansas Representative Elaine Bowers, the mural will depict Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education.

This is a national search, although Representative Bowers is hoping to see submissions from artists in North Central Kansas.

If you are interested in applying, please visit Salina Journal News. The deadline is May 1, 2012.

Good luck,
~Alie

365 Projects: From the Etsy Blog

The Etsy blog has a wonderful post about  365 Projects: Creating Every Day for a Year. There are some really fun and unique people who are doing this project. If you would like to get inspired or if you are doing something similar, I am sure you will find this post very interesting.

I started the new year by posting a photo a day on my personal blog and then stopped. I found myself simply posting a photo to meet the goal, but not really enjoying myself. I then took a step back and analyzed what I wanted to do and decided that I like writing and sharing photography that I think will inform, entertain, and engage my readers. I did not feel I was accomplishing that task by posting a photo a day.

Have you had a similar goal? Was it successful?

~Alie

Ray Chen-Violinist: Free Discovery Concert

Yes, you read that correctly. It is a free concert. Limit of four tickets per household. This free concert is being performed at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 PM.

The intent of the Harriman-Jewell Series Discovery Concerts is to provide  audiences with the opportunity to experience new artistry minus the cost. To receive your free tickets please visit this link, Ray Chen-Violinist.

Photo: Ray Chen. Credit: Harriman-Jewell Series

According to the Harriman-Jewell Series website, “Ray Chen is the winner of the 2009 Queen Elizabeth Competition and the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition.” He has had many rave reviews.

Please let me know if you are attending the concert or if you have attended a Harriman-Jewell Series in the past. I would like to hear your feedback.

Enjoy,
~Alie

Monthly Artist Spotlight Competition

Photo Courtesy of, Professional Artist Magazine



Professional Artist Magazine is hosting a competition for artists. They will select one artist each month to be featured in their Artist Spotlight section.There is no fee to enter the competition.

For all of the details please visit this link.

This competition is an opportunity for artists to be interviewed, have their artwork featured, meet other artists, reach out to others, and enhance their presence in the art community.

Good luck,
~Alie

Free Webinar: Inspirational Character Studies

Join Create Mixed Media, Christine Mason Miller, and other artists for a free webinar. Please visit this link for more information on how to sign up.

This webinar, as stated by Create Mixed Media, is an “exploration and examination of favorite characters in literature and film.” The artists will utilize paper, pen, index cards, collage papers, ephemera, glue sticks and scissors to create a character study.

Photo Courtesy of, Create Mixed Media and Christine Mason Miller

I participated in a free webinar last month with artist Jill Berry and it was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend the webinars. They are free, a way to stay inspired, learn new techniques, and meet other artists.

Enjoy,
~Alie