Wednesday, December 6, 2017

art shows │COWTOWN INDIE BAZAAR December 9th, 2017, 11 AM- 5 PM, Fort Worth, TX

Join me for my last art show this year!
Cowtown Indie Bazaar is Fort Worth's #1 handmade holiday shopping destination, bringing a collection of 70+ local handmade artists, makers, and vintage curators together under one roof for all of your holiday gifting needs. Find home decor, kids items, jewelry, bath & body, woodworking, fiber arts, pottery, paper goods, and more.
Goody Bags filled with handmade goods from a selection of participating artists go to the first 40 people in line!
Photo booth, lounge, food, bar, visits from Santa, and free make and take!
Admission is $3 purchased in advance or $5 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/shoppers
View the artist/maker line up at www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/maker-artist-line-up
Cowtown Indie Bazaar is sponsored by Etsy and Alice's Table DFW

hic et nunc │December 3rd, 2017, The Mandalay Canal Walk, Irving, TX (post II)


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I met them all│ selfie with Amy and Zazi, November 19, 2017, Art Mart, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX



Sometimes, I have fun at my art shows. When Amy comes to visit me, I ALWAYS have fun. Amy is a lovely sculptor. She creates mythic figures. I met her a year ago at the Bath House Cultural Center at the Art Mart. Once I saw her with Zazu or Zazi (I am not quite sure which one), her little dog, both in pink color, first thing I wanted to do was taking a picture of them. After that, I realized that whenever she appears, there are crowds craving for taking pictures of her.  She is definitely an incredible persona, one of a very few  with whom I felt a connection at first sight.

hic et nunc │December 3rd, 2017, The Mandalay Canal Walk, Irving, TX


art shows │THE LAUGHING WOLF ARTS WEEK, December 3rd, 2017, 3 PM- 7 PM, Irving, TX (post II)


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

art shows │THE LAUGHING WOLF ARTS WEEK, December 3rd, 2017, 3 PM- 7 PM, Irving, TX



The Laughing Wolf Arts Week is an 
exciting three-day weekend of music, dance, fashion, hair, makeup, theatre and more. Stimulate your eyes, ears, and mind with some of the metroplex’s creative artists.

Here is the Schedule:

Friday, DEC 1st - The Art of Sounds, Words, and Music
Saturday, DEC 2nd - The Art of Fashion, Hair, and Makeup
Sunday, DEC 3rd - The Art of Theatre and The Performance Arts

I will be participating as a visual artist only on Sunday, December 3rd.

Here is the schedule for Sunday:

The Human Zoo by The Fashion Opera
Mykel Rose and Nifa Bell for The Mykel Rose Experience

music by
Rebecca Southern
Trey Roach

visual Art by
Volta - ColorSnack
Celebrity Stylist Andrea S. / Andrea S Entertainments
Shannon Rose
Sherrie Thomas
Ribs Street Art
Chelsea Wong
Cody Kisselburgh
Marquiez
Antonio Wingfield
Cory Domio
GwenB / Twizted Project Beauty Bar

Learn more about the event here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I met them all│poetry reading with John Leo, November 21, 2017, The Wild Detectives, Dallas, TX

I had a scheduled appointment at 7:30 PM at The Wild Detectives that evening for a free pickup of a print purchased by a beautiful architect from San Antonio, TX. I realized that there was an event starting at the same time which was a poetry reading with John Leo. I love such surprises! I decided to attend it, and took a seat at the first row. I always try to be as close as possible to hear and understand better; English is not my mother tongue. In this case, it wasn't necessary. The poet was incredibly good at "performing" his poetry in front of the audience. I only wish I could have had a better grasp of what message he was trying to convey. It wasn't that important at that moment though. Once he appeared, I saw the ideal of a poet, the one Poswiatowska describes in these words:

"at night -- made oblong by the slender knees of the moon
they come out on a very white light-overgrown hillock
they kneel at the dead bird of silence
they whisper prayers engorged in a tropical pain


above them just opposite the immobile moon
mosquitoes of dread hum on see-through wings
then rain falls -- and home go the poets
toting fledgling words -- under the wet raincoats"


 I was simply enchanted. Sadly, I couldn't find words to express it while speaking to him in person.

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John Leo's writing has appeared in Tinderbox, Entropy, Metatron, and the bathroom stalls of several Indianapolis dive bars. He is an activist and teacher with an MFA from Butler University. You can catch him online at sorrowfulgroanings.com or on twitter @_johnleo.

art shows│ART MART, November 17-19, 2017, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post IV)


art shows│ART MART, November 17-19, 2017, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post III)--preview reception


art shows │HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 12 PM-9 PM, McKinney, TX



Join me this Saturday, December 2nd for my first art show in winter season!
The McKinney Creative Community Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more!
Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the McKinney Creative Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun.
This year's Art Bazaar will be held at TUPPS, a microbrewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. TUPPS has a large indoor/outdoor covered event space, bar, stage, games, food trucks and more. TUPPS will also have a Christmas Tree lighting at 6 PM during the Art Bazaar.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

art shows│TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL November 11-12, 2017 Dallas, TX (post III)


art shows│ART MART, November 17-19, 2017, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

Join me for the Art Mart this weekend at the Bath House Cultural Center!
The Art Mart features an eclectic selection of original paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, cards, and other unique creations by more than 60 local and regional visual artists.
Enjoy the art, along with food, live music, and a live art auction. The 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 art programs at the center.
During this year, Art Mart is featuring a special Live Auction in honor of the vandalized landmark pecan tree that was vandalized earlier this year. In its desire to commemorate the tree, The Friends of the Bath House has invited local artists to reanimate logs that were salvaged into individual art pieces. Their finished works will be on display throughout Art Mart, culminating in the Live Auction on Sunday, November 19, at 4:30 PM.The public is invited to attend Art Mart and participate in Sunday's auction.
The second feature this year is the most recent productions of the Muralism Program which will be on exhibition in the Underground.
Created in 2016, the program's goal is to foster the growth of local visual artists interested in learning traditional and modern techniques of the art of mural-size painting. In addition to the benefits gained by the participating students, the Muralism Program, under the instruction of artist Genaro Hernandez, also provides opportunities for community involvement, educational development, and enhancement and beautification of the center.

I met them all│encounter with a painter Jenny Gillespie, TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL November 11, 2017 Dallas, TX



Arts Festivals are a great opportunity to showcase my work and get an immediate feedback from my viewers. Sometimes, it happens that God brings me wonderful artists on my path, too.
Jenny Gillespie was located just three booths away from mine. It was only the second time in my life when I bought a painting after looking at it just for a few seconds. I love my Mister Kitty sooo much, and each piece by Jenny. It must have been love at first sight with her work. I had tears in my eyes while admiring her paintings. I almost felt like embracing her to my heart...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

art shows│TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL November 11-12, 2017 Dallas, TX (post II)

It was my last big outdoor art festival this year, and I have to admit the hardest one so far. Yes, I will remember it as such due to very poor care offered to artists by the organizers. Regardless of all the inconveniences related to setup, lack of volunteers and basic amenities such as water, I have to consider it as a very successful one as well in terms of high level of participating artists, three incredible encounters I had and sales.

Monday, November 6, 2017

exhibition │1st Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Irving Art Association, TX, OCT 29-DEC 1st, 2017 (Opening Reception, NOV 5th)



from my guestbook│ from page 15


exhibition │1st Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Irving Art Association, TX, OCT 29-DEC 1st, 2017 (Opening Reception, NOV 5th)

I didn't expect anyone to come see me today. It was an incredible honor, and also a wonderful surprise to meet Me, who traveled 2 hours to attend the Opening Reception, see my work in person and see me. She wanted to have a picture together. We chatted for a little while, and I learned that Me had followed my work on flickr for a long time. It was a huge compliment to hear that she found it inspirational. I wish we had more time to discover each other. 

Me, you made my day. Thank you!

exhibition │1st Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Irving Art Association, TX, OCT 29-DEC 1st, 2017 (Opening Reception, NOV 5th)

I do not attend too often the openings of my own exhibitions, but today I made it. I was an hour late, but I arrived just before the Award Ceremony began. I hope I met everyone who came to see my work and me.

Friday, November 3, 2017

awards│ MonoVisions Photography Awards 2017, Conceptual Category Single Image, 2nd Place Award, London, United Kingdom


awards│ MonoVisions Photography Awards 2017, Conceptual Category, Single Image, 2nd Place Award, London, United Kingdom



I'm thrilled to announce that my work titled "I Want To Feed You With Myself" has won the 2nd Place Award in the 2017 MonoVisions Photography Awards in the Category Conceptual Single Image.
The winners of the MonoVisions Photography Awards were selected from over 4,000 black and white photographs, entered in 12 categories as singles or a series.
I submitted only one sinlge entry (image) to the contest.
ABOUT the PHOTO CONTEST
Celebrating the art of black and white photography, MonoVisions, the leading black and white photography magazine, created the MonoVisions Photography Awards to allow amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to show off their best monochromatic photos.
MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is an annual competition open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including - professionals and amateurs. Accepted are all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.
The awards cover 12 categories, from conceptual and nude photography to wildlife and architectural images. The awards give prizes to single images, as well as photographic series.
JUGDING PANEL:
1/ANN KRISTIN PLÜSS
Hahnemühle
hahnemuehle.com
2/PETER MARTIN
Peter Martin Gallery
petermartingallery.com
3/MARTA KURAS
Monovisions Magazine
monovisions.com
4/MICHAEL ITKOFF
Daylight Books
daylightbooks.org
5/MARIA OLIVA
Dodho Magazine
dodho.com
6/MARTIN STAVARS
ND Magazine
ndmagazine.net
7/MACIEJ ZIELIŃSKI
Digital Camera Magazine
digitalcamerapolska.pl
8/SIMON SCHWARZER
Leica Fotografie International
lfi-online.de
9/MATILDE TIRITICCO
Atelier Home Gallery
atelierhomegallery.org
10/SINAR PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM
Sinar Photography AG
www.sinar.swiss/en
11/CAROLINE GENTSCH
Cornette de Saint Cyr
cornettedesaintcyr.be
12/SARA SANDSTRÖM
Galleri Andersson-Sandström
gsa.se
13/SILVAN FÄSSLER
Silvan Faessler Fine Art GmbH
faessler-fineart.ch
14/CONNY DIETZSCHOLD
Conny Dietzshold Gallery
connydietzscholdgallery.com
N.B.
MonoVisions Photography Awards announced the prize winners of its 2017 Photo Contest on August 20th, 2017. I found out about my winning image only on November 3rd when I was tagged by MonoVisions on their Instagram feed.

from my guestbook│ from page 35


I used to model│2012, Poland


ART SHOWS │calendar for winter season 2017/18


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

art shows│TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL November 11-12, 2017 Dallas, TX

Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival kicks off its inaugural event in Reverchon Park, a 43-acre community park. Winding its way through the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creeks is charming with its serene shores, manicured parks, walking paths and neighborhood events. Situated in the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creek borders the Downtown arts district as well as Highland Park, and the Oaklawn/ Cedar Springs neighborhoods.
This event will feature up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.
The Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival is organized by AFFPS, who partners with more than a dozen other events, along with a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

from my guestbook│ from page 20


Thursday, October 26, 2017

exhibition │1st Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Irving Art Association, TX, OCT 29-DEC 1st, 2017

I am pleased to announce that my work titled "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been curated into the 2017 1st Annual Juried IAA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, and will be exhibited at the Irving Art Center in Irving, Texas, U.S.A. from November 29th through December 1st, 2017.

75 works from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be in the exhibit.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The 1st Annual IAA Photography Competition was open to all Dallas-Fort Worth area residents.

CATEGORIES
Supports: paper, canvas, panel or metal.

1. Black and White (including monochromatic or sepia )
2. Color
These categories are for digital or film photography where processing techniques used do not change the pictorial content of the photograph. *No digital enhancements* Cropping, sharpening, and removal of obtrusive artifacts such as dust specks are allowed.
3. Non-Traditional:
• Digitally Enhanced
• Vintage and Alternative Printing Processes
• Pinhole/Plastic Camera Images

AWARDS
$2,000 in awards

JUROR: Mark Thompson

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

OPENING RECEPTION

The exhibit opens October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. 

LOCATION

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061

Jaycee Park can be accessed from BRADFORD off the 183 Eastbound frontage road -then left on Puritan for entrance.

GALLERY HOURS
Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. - 1-4pm 
Tues 10:30am-3:00pm

Check out the preview gallery of the selected works:
http://irvingartassociation.org/category/exhibits/

Check out the Irving Art Association website for more information:
http://irvingartassociation.org/