Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coffee: on the (Art Department) house

All art majors and invited to the Mulberry for coffee (or other beverage of choice) Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM. If you're available and would like to join us, drop by. We'll actually be meeting to talk about the department and offer insight and feedback. Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spontaneous Yearbook, 2009!

Thanks to everyone who participated! We had a great time, with plenty of big smiles and bigger laughs.

Click HERE to see the results.

And click HERE for a stroll down memory lane to see last year's yearbook.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine, a great resource for digital tools, tricks, and tips. For example, ART234 might want to check out the 40+ Cartoon Character Illustration Tutorials.

To see more, click HERE.


How Do I Find Out About Calls for Artists?

ArtDeadline.Com is a good place to find out about show opportunities and more. To find out, click here and here.

Good luck!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Million Little Pictures: photo op

What is it?
One thousand people from around the world will document their lives in 24 frames using a disposable camera. An exhibition will be held showing over 24,000 photographs.

Who should participate?
In a nutshell: you. We're looking for people with different cultures, ethnicities, geographic locations, and lifestyles. This is for anyone. You do not have to consider yourself an "artist" to participate.

An exhibition in my city?
We'll be organizing an exhibition at a gallery in the city that has the most participants.

Click here to read more.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Illustrated Characters

Results from ART 234, Computer Art Applications, for a project based on creating "illustrated" number and letterforms. Some are more literal, while others become abstracted or even conceptual. Take a look HERE.

Frankfort High School: photo shoot

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Frankfort High School visit yesterday. We had a blast!

As promised, you can find a link to the Spontaneous Yearbook pictures by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Call for Artists: photography

Point and Shoot: capturing the ephemeral
ArtsPlace Gallery

Deadline for Application - April 20, 2009
Eligibility - Kentucky Artists

Project Description
LexArts seeks Kentucky artists to display photography in an exhibit at ArtsPlace Gallery from May 8 -June 7, 2009. Point and Shoot: capturing the ephemeral will be a themed group show featuringrecent works by Kentucky photographers. Artists may enter works using any photographic process,whether digital, traditional, or alternative. Artists may enter up to six (6) works of any size. Artworksmust be ready to hang and can be for sale. ArtsPlace Gallery retains 30% of sales, price accordingly. Anonline catalog of works will be created for the exhibit.

To find out more, click HERE.

Gallery Hop: Friday, April 17

Come out and enjoy an evening of art, while also supporting your faculty. Darrell has four photos on display in the Mayor's Office in a show entitled "Visual Dialogue."

About the show...
Visual Dialogue
March 27 - May 22, 2009
LAL @ the Mayor's Office

A photography exhibition encouraging dialogue about creativity in our community on the 12th floor of the Government Center. Featuring works from eight regional photographers: Keith A. Barker, Rhett L. Beck, S. Lee Clements, Darrell Kincer, Amanda Meyer, Sara Marie Miller, Mike Rayburn and David Reed.

LAL @ the Mayor's Office Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm

About the Gallery Hop...
"Now into its second decade, Lexington's Downtown Gallery Hop continues to be one of the city's most entertaining attractions. Five evenings a year, the connoisseurs, the collectors and the curious enjoy open house hospitality at dozens of galleries, museums, artists' studios, shops and restaurants throughout the downtown area. Downtown Gallery Hop was organized to highlight the work of central Kentucky's outstanding visual artists and to encourage people to acquire original works of art."

To find out more about the Hop and participating locations, click HERE.

Multiple Shows in the Area

If you have opportunity, there are a number of BFA and MFA shows occurring in the upcoming two Fridays. I'm pretty excited because most of the shows are by my formers students and friends. Check them out...

FRIDAY, April 17th:

Lee Ann Paynter
“Define Revelation” (Seeing Belief Part 2)
BFA Senior Solo Show
April 13 – 17, 2009
Closing Artist Reception Friday, April 17th
5PM – 10PM
@ The Mary Rezny Studio
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508
Open by appointment, contact: lapayn2@uky.edu or 859-319-2802
Photography: “Artistically I am driven by the need to express myself and to make a statement about the world in which we live.” This body of work, Define Revelation, consists of fine art black white prints which make a social comment on the affect religion has on society - focusing on religious intolerance, oppression, control and myth.

Tyler Dearing
BFA Exhibition
April 17 – 24, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, April 17
6PM – 9PM
527 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY
Open by appointment, contact: 502-727-3426

Megan Reicher
“Tape Measures and Barbie Dolls”
April 17 – 24, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, April 17,
6PM – 9PM
@ Hop Hop a Subsidiary of Space Bullhorn Gallery
800 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY
Contact: m.reicher@uky.edu

FRIDAY, April 24th:

Rob Dickes
“Waiting for Failure”
MFA Thesis Exhibit
April 16 – May 1, 2009
Artist Reception Friday, April 24
5PM – 7PM
@ The Tuska Center for Contemporary Art
107 Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky
Gallery Hours: M/W/F. 11am – 5:30pm, T/Th. 2pm – 6p

Dawn Graham
BFA Solo Show
April 20 - 24, 2009
Closing Artist Reception: Friday, April 24
@ the Barnhart Gallery
Reynolds Building #1, Room 206, University of Kentucky
672 S. Broadway
Open Monday – Friday 12 – 10PM
Believing strongly in the importance of awareness and building understanding through open communication, the main purpose underlying much of my work is to foster thought and dialogue. A mixture of installation, photography, video, books, and participatory pieces, (re)construction interrogates what is real and how we understand ourselves and each other. It further encourages visitors to go beyond being only viewers and to engage with the ideas and people around them.

Artist Opportunity / Art Auction

We are currently seeking artists who wish to participate in Boobalooza’s 2nd Annual Art Auction. The bulk of the money raised at our Annual Cancer Awareness Benefit is through the auctioning off of donated artwork we graciously receive from local Kentucky artists. Last year we raised over $6000 for the American Cancer Society; this year we hope to double it for the Susan G. Komen Foundation! All contributing artists will have the option of retaining a percentage of the final bid amount. If artist wishes to donate the work in full, they shall receive a tax-write-off receipt for value of their work. All mediums are welcome and there are no content restrictions, but keep in mind we are trying to get the maximum bid on each piece so put your heart and soul into it! For all 2D artwork, we ask that it is prepped for hanging. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 15th.

To find out more, click HERE. To find out how to participate, click HERE.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Drawing Fonts

Nice video of hand drawn font work.

Extended Deadline to MAY 3 for Juried Exhibition

Extended Deadline to MAY 3 for Juried Exhibition
(I just got this email from ArtHouse in Atlanta, Great opportunity for Everyone to show outside of KY)

As you know, we are having a Call for Entries to find the Ultimate Artist of the States (USA)…

Well, we decided to extend the deadline to MAY 3!

We realize these hard economic times may have kept some of you from entering. Also, with tax season upon us, we figured we would give everyone an extra month to enter and hopefully Artists would have a little extra left over from the tax return to Support the ArtHouse Lounge and hopefully take a chance to win Best of Show and $1,000.

We encourage artists of all 2D and Photography media to enter and have a chance to win $1,000, $500, or $250 for First, Second, and Third place respectively. That could go a long way in paying off some bills or buying plenty of new art supplies to continue doing what you love. ART.

To see full prospectus and enter online, click HERE

We appreciate your Support and wish all of you the best of luck in our competition and for your future careers in Art.

Jason Piper


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Listening room

the listening room is an installation specifically designed for the Tokyo Designers Week the listening room attempts to create a personal audio experience in a secluded and private space in the turmoil of a high-profile design event in the heart of Tokyo. Within the listening room the distinctions between acoustic, structural and ornamental fade into a singular integrated personal space. The space is made into a cargo crate.For more Click HERE

Monday, April 6, 2009

LAL Open—Call for Entires

Here is another opportunity to submit work. Click HERE and read. You will understand why you do not want to miss submitting work for this show.

Thursday, April 2, 2009



Submission deadline: April 15, 2009

Theme: "A House of Prayer for All People"

"This is a great opportunity for our students and artists across the state of
Kentucky to display their expressions of religious life in this venue.
Our chapel will not only be a place of spoken prayer, but also a place of visual
prayer as portrayed through the artists' works." -H.K. Kingkade (Director of
Religious Life)

The Art Department and the Office of Religious Life of Georgetown College are
collaborating to showcase a form of worship through art. Artists from Kentucky are
invited to participate in an exhibition on display in the John L. Hill Chapel on the
campus of Georgetown College for one year.

Duration and Important Dates: Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2009.
Selections will be made and the artists will be contacted by May 1.

Accepted works should arrive on campus by May 22, 2009. The work will be on display
from June 1, 2009 to May 2010.

Work Criteria: The theme of the work should take inspiration from the quote above.
All work must be no larger than 20" X 30". Work will be hung using d-rings and
hooks. All pieces should be framed or mounted allowing for hanging mechanism to
attach to the work. There is limited room for 3-D pieces.

When submitting applications, please include the following:

- Up to 3 digital images of the work

- Image list with title, media, dimensions, and date for each work

- Price, if for sale; otherwise NFS (not for sale)

- Artist contact information (name, mailing address, phone number, email


- Artist statement identifying connection to the exhibition theme

Send to:

Georgetown College Art Department

c/o Angelina McCoy, Curatorial Assistant

Ref: Call for Artists

400 East College St.

Georgetown, KY 40324

Or e-mail: galleries@georgetowncollege.edu

Digital and e-mail submission preferred, however if you would like your submission
materials returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Robert C. May Photo Lecture @ UK

Once again this coming Friday, the Robert C. May Lecture will be at UK's Worsham Theatre in the Student Center. Deborah Luster, best known for her portraits of inmates, will be speaking at 4:00 PM and will probably show and talk about her work for about an hour or so. Her photographs are also on display in the UK Art Museum.

Hope to see you there.

Installation and Sculpture

This is Bauke Knottnerus from the netherlands and he has some cool work. Check out more of his work and his statements HERE Fantastically ironic that his name is derivative of knot work or knitting.