Edit, April 10: On reflection, decided that my memories of my dog Mickey belong in another (maybe longer) post.
“See You” (wip)
It’s been a while since the last time I tackled a drawing of this majestic creature. I think elephants translate well into pen and ink drawings as far as subject matter goes. I particularly like the challenge of trying to get that realistic look with all the wrinkles and folds presented in this beautiful creature’s skin. But even at the size of a baseball card, an unimaginable amount of dots have already gone into this. It has taken 12 hours spread over three days just to fill in the background. Still though, I always enjoy the outcome of a good pen and ink piece of elephants. Hoping this turns out the way I imagine it.
deadline: July 27, 2018
NAVS’ Art for Animals contest provides an opportunity for artists of all skills and ages to create images that inspire others to extend compassion, respect and justice to all animals.
For the 2018 competition, NAVS is looking for fresh perspectives to illustrate their mission of ending the exploitation of animals used in science, as well as messages of hope and compassion throughout the year. Art for Animals provides an opportunity to get creative and give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves! Your artwork could appear in print and online messages from NAVS for Labor Day, the Fourth of July, World Week for Animals in Laboratories, or on greeting cards and in social media throughout the holiday season.
Cash prizes will be given to First, Second and Third Place winners, one Youth, and one Best in Show winner.
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deadline: July 15, 2018 free GIRAF is looking for animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong, eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from claymation to CG. We focus on presenting independent animation that pushes boundaries through the use of new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject […]
Laceyville Pop Up Art Gallery
This was Laceyville’s first Pop Up Art Gallery. This exciting event brought emerging and seasoned artist into the foreground.
Artist like Melissa Jennings
Melissa is an abstract minimalist painter. Her peaceful approach to her art is insightful, and allows you to focus on what is necessary. Her painting style is made possible by using all natural pigments that inspire the natural beauty. Melissa’s works can be found here, and via Kitson Arts Alliance.
Graffiti Artist, Kim Diarra,
Kim’s art form is one I have respected through time. To see and appreciate his talent up close was a special treat. Kim’s visit to France, gave him perspective on the form and inspired him to continue. Kim pieces are available in a variety of sizes. He can be reach via Melissa Jennings Medicine Art.
Oil Painter, LP (“Rip”) Howard III ,
Rip has been an oil landscape, and nature en plein aire, painter for the about 35 years. He prefers rural landscapes and the challenges they bring. More information about Rip and his works can be found on the Kitson Arts Alliance web page.
Pencil and Pen artist, Mary Bendock,
Mary has been an active artist for 30 years or more. Having retired recently and many years of raising a family, she is putting her hat back in the ring. We welcome her and look forward to the many new works!!
Musician Group, Tim Young and Friends,
Tim, Robert and Jim have been a local favorite for numerous years. Their instrumental versatility can be caught at many local venues. Including, Meat Hook Barbecue, Sky Haven Festival and many other festivals through out the area. A wonderful addition to any event. For information and up coming performances contact Timyoung7846@yahoo.com.
Wood worker, Mel Crouse,
Mel has enjoyed designing hand turned, custom pens, pencils and accessories at his Riverside studio for about 10 years. These quality and beautifully made, from exotic woods, would make a great gift for your favorite person. For more information about availability of products contact Mel at Riversidepens@gmail.com .
Pen and Ink Collage Artist, Billy Brandenburg,
Billy’s unique style immediately captures your attention. His attention to detail is a fest for the eyes. Worth a visit. You can reach Billy, here: Inspired Slacker Artworks.
I’d Like to Thank “The Wiser Choice Restaurant” in Laceyville for the wonderful food platters and sandwiches! For a taste of great food and great service stop by or call ahead.
Stay Tuned for more to come…
The Feeling of Community
The rain continued as well, as the flow of people. The community decide that a little bit of rain was not going to ruin their parade of local talents.
Like Watercolor Artist Frank Wengen,
Frank is one of our region Northeastern Pennsylvania artist. His has the ability to capture the peaceful feeling that comes alive in our area. You can purchase Frank’s originals at esty . Catch up with him on facebook, or pinterest. He is an active member of the Kitson Art Alliance as well.
Al Wayman owner of Creek Road Pottery was a delight to have at this Pop Up Gallery.
Al’s functional crafted works are wonderfully textured. His use of color and style, not only create memorable pieces of art, but they are highly resilient for everyday use. You can find more of his available pieces on esty, facebook, instagram, and pinterest.
Trades of Hope partners with different rural artisan groups from around the world. They work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy. Kelly represents the core ethics of this organization and we were proud to have her on board.
JT Maxwell, is a multi-instrumentalist. He’s a singer, song writer, producer and engineer of his own material.
JT was a delightful addition to Pop Up Art Gallery. His smooth vocal style and instrumental versatility, is a defendant crowd-pleaser. More information about JT Maxwell and his schedule can be found on facebook, reverbnation, and twitter.
Sue Palackas is a contemporary acrylics and watercolor painter.
She has exhibited at the EMCA Gallery and the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and the Community Cup Coffee & Tea House (“The Cup”) in Towanda. Sue is a member of the Kitson Art Alliance. Her use of color is what draws you into the images she creates.
Hang with me. There are several more creative souls to come…
Laceyville Pop Up Art Gallery, Artists
Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building Comes Alive
With a little elbow grease, leg cramps, thrown out backs, spit and shine the Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building came alive. Her walls were lined with canvases, frames metal works, wood works and pottery. Her core was alive with music and the chatter of community. It was a good day for the town of Laceyville.
When you walked through the door of the Thrift and Vintage store front, Dan and Grace from Kitson Arts Alliance greeted you. Their warm smiles welcomed you in and gave you insight into some of the local artist participating in the Pop Up Gallery. Creative souls like Jayne Stevens, owner of Jayne’s Paper Craft and Photography,
Sonji celebrates and is inspired with the natural world around us. Her beautiful connections with the environment are revealed within her works. Each piece is unique and worth the purchase. You can find Sonji at her main site The Farm at Johnson Pond, facebook and Kitson Art Alliance.
Musician, Singer, Song writer, Gary Carl,
Gary is a five-time Platinum Award Winner Musician and Singer, 2012-2017. His ability to alternate numerous instruments and vocals, makes him an exciting addition to any event. His latest album “Off The Grid” is worth a listen. More information about Gary and his schedule can be found at ReverbNation, Gary Carl, facebook, or Kitson Art Alliance.
Kristal has a diverse portfolio, from metal, to wood works. Her ability to take every day objects and turn them into unique visions, can bring a smile of delight. Kristal can be found at Recycled Metal Garden Art, Ladyscroller.com and The Woodworking Lady.
Fabric Art Embroiderer by Donna Button,
Donna is one of our favorite embroidery artist. Her elegant craftsmanship was beautifully displayed at our Pop Up Art Gallery. To better understand the historic value of Embroidery visit Needlework through History. You may contact Donna through, Ladyscroller.com
More Artist to come…, stay tuned.
Well, we did it! Laceyville had it’s first Pop Up Art Gallery and I was just ecstatic to be apart of it! Before we get into the details, I wanted to thank those who help lay the foundation for the event. Doug and Terry owners of the Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building. Thank you for working with me and allowing us to use your store front. The store front is available to rent or lease, so give Doug or Terry a call at 570-721-2796.
I’m grateful to Jeanne and Tony, owners of the Laceyville Hardware and Floor Covering. I was in and out of their store on a regular basis. They and their staff are very knowledgeable about helping you get the job done. We worked together on ideas about developing a wall hanging system (within budget), we enjoyed great conversation and customer service. Read more about their new entrepreneur adventure here.
My partner, David, for his patience and support regarding some of my wild hair ideas. Helping me paint the walls in record time (He’s much faster, when it comes to painting indoors walls, than I am). To Diane (for loaning Laceyville’s best floor laying spouse, Dean). Dean, thank you, for your time and ladder skills. I couldn’t have done it without you, sorry about the leg cramps.
Thank you to Joe, owner of Lech’s Pharmacy and his staff, for their patience, community outreach and allowing my patrons to drop off the originals for pick up. Like all the businesses in Laceyville, it’s about community.
Dan, Grace and Patrick of Kitson Arts Alliance, thank you for chipping in and spreading the word within the art community. I look forward to working with you in the future.
I would love to thank my patrons and the community of Laceyville for spreading the word, coming out on such a wet day and helping to make it a success.