Del Ray Holiday Market

Photo: Del Ray Holiday Market. Credit: Del Ray Artisans.

The Holiday Market will be held over three weekends starting November 30th. Each weekend will host different artists.

Dates:

Friday, November 30th from 6 – 9 PM(reception)
Saturday, December 1st from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 2nd from Noon – 4 PM

Friday, December 7th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 8th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 9th from Noon – 4 PM

Friday, December 14th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 16th from Noon – 4 PM

For a list of artists be sure to visit, Del Ray Artisans.

Enjoy,
~Alie

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Incite Mixed Media Contest

The Incite Mixed Media Contest deadline has been extended to December 3, 2012. The theme is, Dreams Realized. This is a great opportunity to showcase work in book arts, collage, jewelry, fiber art, painting, mosaics, and more.

Tonia Davenport and the staff at North Light Books will be reviewing submissions.

For more information and to enter please visit Artists Network.

Good luck~
~Alie

 

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Thanks to a comment by Teer Hardy I am planning a visit to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. According to their website they have three floors of open studios and galleries. They also offer art classes through The Art League School.

If you would like a studio in the Torpedo Factory they have an application process on their site. There are also opportunities to showcase art work and support the center with monetary donations.

Have you been to the Torpedo Factory? Do you have a favorite art medium? If you have not been, be sure to go. Admission is free.

We leave for the DC area soon. I will post pictures of my adventure and any galleries/museums along the way.

~Alie

Google Art Project

Photo: The Princess from the Land of Porcelain, James McNeill Whistler. Credit: Freer Gallery of Art. http://www.asia.si.edu/

Have you visited the Google Art Project? It was launched in February 2011 and includes seventeen galleries and 1,061 high-resolution images. They are displayed in 385 gallery rooms. Wikipedia has more details regarding the pixels used, opinions expressed about the project, and a few images from the gallery.

Recently, the Google Art Project visited the White House and created a 360 degree virtual tour.

 

What do you think about viewing art virtually? What about the White House project, do you think it is beneficial?

~Alie

Building a Creatively Made Business with Jeanne Oliver

Logo: Creatively Made. Credit: Jeanne Oliver Blog. http://jeanneoliverdesigns.com/blog/

Yes, it is true. Jeanne Oliver is hosting another E-Course. Back in January I signed up for her Creatively Made E-Course and it was well worth it. Not only was I inspired to create, but I also met wonderful people, was able to watch videos about other artists and how they started in the world of arts, along with video tours of their studios, and best of all Jeanne is such a genuine instructor. I received many tools and the course was only $48.00.

The next E-Course is about building a business. To get a complete list of what is covered please click here. Jeanne is also giving away ten spots! Be sure to visit her blog and see the rules on how to enter.

Good luck! I hope you can be a part of Jeanne’s E-Course. Please be sure to stop back and leave a comment if you sign up or if you win a spot.

~Alie

Art and Education

Are you an educator? An art advocate? Or a volunteer? You will enjoy an article written by Katherine Damkohler.

The article depicts the importance of knowing what schools need, the curriculum, and the core state standards. When the arts encompass the needs of the school then it is a win-win.

Please click here for the entire article on the Arts Blog website.

~Alie

(We are back from spring break)

Inspiration

How many of you like Picasso?

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
~Pablo Picasso

Over the past two weeks I have been working on journals and altered books, along with taking a class about maps and the art of maps. I found this quote very fitting. I like the imagery of painting as a form of diary.

Really any medium is a diary, very personable, yet calling others to partake. I feel only the artist truly understands the layers because the art created is a “diary.” We choose the work we want to share and we hope to inspire others. The sharing and inspiration are what I find beautiful about art. There are so many avenues for expression and there are no fixed “rights or wrongs.”

How do you express yourself? Do you have a favorite medium that is your diary?

~Alie