Wednesday, November 30, 2016

art shows│Chocolate&Art Show December 8-9 Dallas, TX



Join me for The Chocolate and Art Show - Dallas Edition!
We are having a TWO-day show, Thursday December 8 and Friday December 9, 2016 from 8 PM to 2 AM.
Indulge yourself in some of Dallas's finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, live music, face-painting, live portraits and free chocolate!
LOCATION:
"THE LOFTY SPACE"
816 Montgomery St
Dallas, Texas 75215
http://www.loftyspaces.net/
About the Chocolate&Art Show:
The Chocolate and Art show is an underground art show in the Los Angeles area designed to bring Angeleno’s a unique, fun-filled Friday or Saturday night. Chocolate and Art creates an experience for the artist where the artist can enjoy and promote their talents. The Chocolate and Art show is 21 and over event and welcomes over 3,000 + attendees per show.

OUR MISSION

The Chocolate and Art Show contribute to positive social change by building a network of artists of all mediums, collectors and artist enthusiast to come together for two nights to celebrate the arts and support local business and local arts. Our community of artist will be coming together to raise awareness for the organization Artist for Trauma a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various creative disciplines.

OUR VISION
The goal is to build an underground network of artists and collectors of all mediums. The network would also lead to an “Art Magazine”, being the creator of Chocolate and Art’s Danilo Santos ultimate dream.
Visit the website for further information:
http://chocolateandartshow.com/about-chocolate-and-art-show/

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

in print│ SWOLLEN WORDS 2015 collection (post III)


in print│ SWOLLEN WORDS 2015 collection (post II)


in print│ SWOLLEN WORDS 2015 collection



This is one of my longest series with a particular focus on the study of composition inspired by linguistic theories of cohesion in text. 
Now available in print!

New Orleans 2015│ sunset at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, U.S. (post V)


New Orleans 2015│ sunset at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, U.S. (post IV)


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in print│"How Many Hot Swollen Words Sleep On A Branch Of The Autumnal Tree" close-up, 2015, 18”x18” Ed. 1/10


in print│ THE AUTUMN'S NAKED TREE 2013 collection


Sunday, November 27, 2016

exhibitions│ 2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TX, U.S.


I am pleased to announce that four small works of mine have been curated in the 2016 9X12 Works on Paper Show at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TX:
1/ "In Spring The Ever Surprised Brows Return"
2/ "Untitled"
3/ "Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words" part II
4/ "On A Flat Wall Nailed By A Stream of Light"

All pieces are 5"X5" in size, unmatted and unframed.

About the show:
The 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show was inaugurated in December of 2005 as an inexpensive exhibition opportunity for artists worldwide and as filler for the galleries during a traditionally slow month. That year, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center received over 900 small works of art through the mail. It was such a success for the artists and the Arts Center that we have continued to hold the exhibition every December, and it is no longer a slow month, as patrons and art collectors discover this treasure-trove of small art, all on sale for only $100.
The artwork for this exhibit may be any size, as long as it is on or of paper and can be mailed in a 9” x 12” envelope.

Exhibition dates:
December 2nd through 27th, 2016

Reception:
Friday, December 2nd 2016
from 6 to 9 PM


Visit the FWCAC website for further information:
http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail%2F5245

New Orleans 2015│ sunset at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, U.S. (post III)


New Orleans 2015│ sunset at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, U.S. (post II)



Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Orleans 2015│ sunset at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, U.S.


This is when I found out about the hurricane Katrina, one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. I do remember that it saddened me a lot.

in print│ GOLDEN LAMPS 2015 collection


Title of collection: "GOLDEN LAMPS"

Title of work:
"Underneath The Dance Of The Golden Lamps”
Title of series: Photography Is Poetry
Year: 2015 (part III 2016)
Medium: Archival Pigment Print

unpublished self-portraits│2013, Poland


art shows│ Holiday Art Market December 10 th 2016 Bedford, TX


About the event:

Sponsored by Fish City Grill Las Colinas and GNC, we bring you the Holiday Art Market 2016. We will have over 30 Artists showing handmade ornaments and gifts, jewelry, paintings, photography and so much more. 

We will host live music as well as Henna Tattoos and Face Painting for the whole family.

Shop Local this year and buy gifts from the best artists in DFW, all at very affordable prices.

Live Music by Nicole Chapman on the Patio at Fish City Grill
Henna Arts by Ashtyn Nyx

We will be doing a Toys for Tots drive through Fish City Grill and even artists raffles for various goodies. 3 different baskets will be raffled off with an assortment of goodies from local artists. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Irving Cares helping families in need for the holidays.

sold│"Ballerina" part II, 2015, 12”x12” Ed. 1/15


sold│"Underneath The Dance Of The Golden Lamps", 2015, 18”x18” Ed.1/10


sold-donated│"In Spring The Ever Surprised Brows Return", 2016, 12”x12” Ed. 1/15


sold│"I Stood Naked At Front Of A Great Mirror", 2016, 12”x12” Ed. 1/15


Saturday, November 19, 2016

art shows│ ARTMART The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post IV)


art shows│ ARTMART The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post III)


art shows│ ARTMART The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post II)

Wow! This was my first reaction when I arrived and discovered the Bath House Cultural Center's venue. I couldn't tear my eyes away from everything which was on my way while walking to my spot. I felt like being rather a visitor than exhibitor, but had to set up my display as many other artists did. First time I had really difficulty doing it and it took me about half an hour longer that I expected. I didn't know exactly how the Preview Reception would look like, but learned it quickly when about 7 PM first visitors appeared. Suddenly, I found myself in trouble as I still needed more time to set up, and couldn't really interact with my audience, my very curious audience...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

art shows│ ARTMART The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX





ABOUT THE ART MART


Since 2003, the Art Mart has showcased the art of local and regional artists working in a variety of styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, pottery, mixed media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass, and other media.
Proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a not for profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center.


The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts as well as other multi-disciplinary events throughout the year.



DATES AND HOURS

FRIDAY, November 18- Preview Reception (7-9 PM)
SATURDAY, November 19 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM)
SUNDAY, November 20 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM)


Free Admission and Parking

Check out the website of the event and all participating artists:
http://dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter/calendarDetail.asp?id=14900

exhibitions│"The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler" Cade Art Gallery Arnold, MD, U.S.A.




I can't express how proud and honoured I am to have my self-portrait entitled "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" curated into the Artist as Maker, Thinker, and Feeler National Juried Show, and exhibited from November 18th thru December 19th, 2016 at the Cade Art Gallery in Arnold, Maryland, U.S.A.

I was almost in heaven upon reading such words in an e-mail notification:
"Congratulations! Your piece was selected by juror Jack Rasmussen to be a part of the Artist as Maker, Thinker, and Feeler National Juried Show at the Cade Art Gallery in Arnold, MD. We had a record number of submissions this year - 798 pieces from 166 artists. The juror selected 61 pieces to be a part of this year's exhibit."

I consider this themed exhibition one of my biggest achievements so far. It definitely makes my work "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" my signature work of the year 2016.

THEME: The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler 
This is an exhibition that is driven by ideas and emotions, but that also has a strong emphasis on aesthetics, materials, and craft. In other words, the work in this show will be conceptually and emotionally dynamic but will also have a strong embodiment of form through process. The show is open to individual interpretations of the meaning and relative importance of concept, form, and process in one’s own art-making practice. 

JUROR: Jack Rasmussen

Jack Rasmussen earned his bachelor’s degree in art from Whitman College. He holds master’s degrees in painting, arts management, and anthropology; and a PhD in anthropological linguistics from American University. Rasmussen began his career in 1975 as assistant director of the Washington Project for the Arts under founder Alice Denney. He then owned and operated the John Rasmussen Gallery, a vital part of DC’s art scene until it closed in 1983. He served as American University’s associate director of development from 1983 to 1987. From 1989 to 1992, Rasmussen helped conceive, launch, and operate the Rockville Arts Place in suburban Maryland. He then became executive director of the Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore, a nonprofit contemporary arts center serving the Mid-Atlantic. In his 10 years at MAP, he curated a series of cutting-edge shows and off-site projects, introduced a new cabaret space and heightened community involvement. Rasmussen’s next post was executive director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California. There, he oversaw the care and exhibition of 2,100 artworks indoors and out, and organized traveling exhibitions to establish the di Rosa’s reputation and identity as the premiere venue for Northern California contemporary art. Rasmussen is currently on the Board of the Maryland State Arts Council and serves as the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. 

About John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery
The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is tightly focused by theme or medium. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Expect surprises and visual pleasures. 

Juror’s Talk: Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. 
Public Reception: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Visit the Gallery website for further information:
http://www.aacc.edu/cadegallery/

sold│"Ballerina", 2015, 12”x12” Ed. 1/15


sold-donated│"Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words", 2014, 18”x18” Ed. 2/10



sold│"Underneath The Dance Of The Golden Lamps" part II, 2015, 12”x12” Ed. 3/15


sold│"On A Flat Wall Nailed By A Stream Of Light", 2014, 18”x18” Ed. 1/10


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

my walks│Sunday, November 13, 2016 (post II) in B&W


my walks│Sunday, November 13, 2016 in B&W


exhibitions│Annual Miniature Exhibit "5X5X5" River Oaks Square Arts Center Alexandria, LA, U.S.



I am pleased to announce that my self-portrait "Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words" has been curated into a juried Annual Miniature Exhibit "The 5X5X5 Art Show", and will be exhibited from November 18th, 2016 thru January 13th, 2017 at the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana U.S.A.
About the exhibition:
Artists were invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional miniatures that are not to exceed five inches squared or cubed respectively. That’s right, to be considered in this special 5x5x5 show, art has to be confined to physical dimensions of 25 square inches or 125 cubic inches.
If you’re wondering just how little space that is, it is less than the size of two one-dollar bills for two dimensional pieces. A 5-inch cube can about fit the contents of a 2-liter coke bottle – no more. After a national call, 86 artists from over 25 states have managed to pack more creativity than ever into these miniatures and they are all masterpieces in their own regard.
Guest JUROR: Mark A. Tullos
Mark A. Tullos, Jr., is an American museum director, who has held immediate past positions as the Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of State Museums, Director of the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans and is currently serving as Interim Director for the Louisiana Veterans Museum. Receiving his degree in visual arts from LSU, he attended graduate school at Stephen F. Austin University and also participated in the Getty Leadership Institue at Claremont Graduate University. Tullos has held director posts at the Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach Florida and was founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi, just to name a few. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the American Alliance of Museums, Washington D.C. Tullos has served as director of art museums and visual arts organizations for over 30 years. He is currently the President and C.E.O. of The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
About River Oaks Square Arts Center ~ Alexandria, Louisiana
River Oaks Square is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center comprised of three galleries and resident artists studios. In 1979, the Bolton Family donated their family home to the City of Alexandria in an agreement it would be used solely for the arts. The Bolton Home was the catalyst for River Oaks Square Arts Center. Circa 1899, the house is exemplary of Queen Anne Revival Architect in Louisiana and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
For over 32 years, the center's primary mission is promotion of contemporary visual art and fine crafts; stimulating interest in, exhibition of, education through and appreciation for national, regional and resident artists and their work. Currently, there are over 35 artists in residence (occupying studio space); an on-site arts academy provides continuous classes for adults and youth; presentation of twenty plus exhibitions are featured annually; outreach events are conducted for rural parishes/minority schools; collaborative efforts are ongoing with special needs organizations; and unique projects for youth stimulate knowledge and appreciation of fine arts and crafts. During 2016, works from over 250 contemporary visual artists will be featured within the center's galleries, generating numerous sales and promotional opportunities.
Opening Reception
The juried show will open its doors on November 18th with an Opening Reception from 5-7pm, with guest juror Mark Tullos’ remarks and awards taking place at 6:30pm. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public.
Visit the River Oaks Square Arts Center website for further information:
http://riveroaksartscenter.com/