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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CultureInside: The Crazy Show 2010



Artists, art students, artist groups and photographers worldwide are invited to think outside the box and submit creative works that will stray from the usual bound between logic and imagination.

Works should represent paradoxical ideas that provoke the break of the logical thought, be counter-intuitive, made of unusual media combinations, etc.
Although works can be sensationalistic, artists are requested to show good taste and not submit offensive content.

Those wishing to participate on The Crazy Show 2010 must submit their work and other requested information until October, 31, 2010 (CET) not forgetting to read all the rules carefuly. Artists can create their work in any media, but only jpegs will be accepted for this online exhibition.

On November 3rd, the selected works will be published online, and through November 10 the CultureInside Facebook Community will choose the craziest work.
The winning artist will receive an Amazon Gift Certificate in the value of 100 Euros (or equivalent)

Organized by CultureInside, The Crazy Show pretends to be an enjoyable thought-provoking initiative for artists and viewers.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SCAD - 2010 Art Materials Trade Show



Coordinated by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies to fund student scholarships, the fourth annual edition of the Art Materials Trade Show will take place in the River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in historic downtown Savannah.

Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the event will include visiting artists and professionals from the art and design materials industries, who will showcase and demonstrate their products which will be available for sale at discount.

Visitors will be able to atend free lectures seminars presented by industry experts at the following venues: Alexander Hall,668 Indian St; Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St; Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.

The SCAD 2010 Art Materials Trade Show will open on September 30 and October 1 from 10h00 to 18h00, and on October 2 from 10h00 to 15h00.
Admission is free.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pastel Society of America 2010 Awards Ceremony Will be Held Today

The 38th edition of PSA's 2010 Awards Ceremony will take place this Sunday in The National Arts Club located at 15 Gramercy Park, New York, at 16h00, followed by the Awards Dinner at 18h30.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

e-flux launches Time Bank platform



Created by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Time/Bank is a trading platform based on the assumption that everyone in the area of culture can contribute for an alternative economy where there is a connection between existing needs and unacknowleged resources.

Modeled after existing time banks, like the Ithaca Hours (NY) founded by Paul Glover in 1991, the Time/Bank platform developed through e-flux will allow individuals to offer, request and pay for services in "Hour Notes."

Earned hours can be saved, transfered or used to contribute towards community projects.
This trading platform, available to users worldwide, can be used from simple things such as requesting someone to buy art materials because your working schedule does not permit you to do so, to more knowledge demanding tasks such as translations or elaborating a portfolio.

With Time/Bank, e-flux expects to create an immaterial currency and a parallel micro-economy for the cultural community worldwide, enabling the deserved recognition of the artistic services and validating them for trade in a marketplace mostly based on commodities.
To open a time bank account at e-flux , you can register here.
Time/Bank currency design: Lawrence Weiner
Photo: Julieta Aranda
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Portugal 2010 - World Philatelic Exhibition



Since the Republic was established in 1910, only three major International Philatelic Exhibitions took place in Portugal: PORTUGAL 1953; PORTUGAL 1998; and LUBRAPEX 2003.

To celebrate the centenary, the Portuguese Post Office (CTT) and the Portuguese Philatelic Federation, under the patronage of the International Philatelic Federation, will present the PORTUGAL 2010 – World Philatelic Exhibition (PORTUGAL 2010 – Exposição Mundial de Filatelia)

With its thematic exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic, the event will include youth dedicated programmes, competitions and a business dedicated sector.

Occupying an area of 10,000 sqm, the exhibition is expected to include nearly 1 million philatelic specimens from approximately 77 participating countries.

Visitors will have the opportunity to admire part of the collection of Prince Albert of Monaco and part of the collection of Her Majesty the Queen of England (exposed in the Class Honour)
Another highlight will be the 1st Stamp of the World - Penny Black.

The Portugal 2010 - World Philatelic Exhibition will take place from 1 to October 10, 2010, at FIL - Feira Internacional de Lisboa (International Fair of Lisbon) located in the Parque das Nações (Nations Park)
In parallel with this event, the 71st FIP Congress (October 10) and the FIAP Members Meeting will also be held in Lisbon.


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Monday, September 20, 2010

Art Forum Berlin - The International Art Show 2010



Now in its fifteenth edition, the Art Forum Berlin - The International Art Show, will take place from 7th to 10th of October 2010.
The show will present several means of artistic expression between 1960 to the present day, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video and performance, among others.
Panel discussions (Berlin talks) with preeminent personalities of the international art scene, sectors for young artists, for cultural institutions, and stands of international art magazines, complement the Art Forum Berlin - The International Art Show 2010 programme.
Visitors can participate in guided tours that take place each day, or request a personalized tour by phone or e-mail.
During the time of the exhibition, galleries, museums and private cultural institutions in Berlin will offer a varied programme of cultural events in a city known for its commitment to the arts.
If you own an iPhone you can download the EYEOUT - The Mobile Art Guide application to keep yourself updated about other cultural events.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Susan Kathleen Black Foundation presents: Blossom II - Art of Flowers



Conceived to promote and reward the excellency of a time-honoured artistic subject, the Blossom - Art of Flowers juried competition and exhibition started in 2007, sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation.
Its second edition is open to artists worldwide wih 18 years of age or older at the date of entry (read exceptions)

With $25,0000 cash for the Best of Show Award and $40,0000 in additional cash awards, the Blossom II - Art of Flowers offers worldwide visibility to the selected artists through an online exhibition and a museum-quality catalogue, of which two copies will be given to each participating artist.

The selected works will also be featured in the 2011 Premiere exhibition at the Naples Museum of Art (Naples, Florida) on February 4, 2011.
Read the prospectus to learn more about this art competition and how to participate.
Second deadline to enter is September 30, 2010.

The Blossom II - Art of Flowers will be juried by Beryl B. Simpson, Darlene Cecil, Jim Johnson, Michael Culver, Morgen E. Solberg, Richard Los, Stephen Doherty, Susan T. Fisher and Velerie Loupe Olsen.
Painting Above: "My Grandmother Dreams in Peonies" by Stacy Barter.
Winner of Best of Show Award 2007 and 2009 Exhibition Tour.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Raphael Cartoons and Tapestries at the V&A Museum

A Tale of Two Raphaels from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.


Commissioned by Pope Leo X, Raphael completed a series of 10 cartoons (short of the 16 first intended) to serve as preparatory drawings for tapestries to be displayed in the Sistine Chapel.

Probably complete around 1516, they were sent to Brussels to be woven from wool, silk, gold and silver in the workshop of Pieter van Aelst.
It's more than likely that the cartoons were not returned together with the tapestries, for other versions were made, namely for Henry VIII of England in 1542.

From those 10 cartoons, only 7 have reached our time, which are part of the Royal Collection and have been on display in the V&A since 1865, while the 10 original tapestries are in the Vatican and are hung during special occasions.

To celebrate the visit of Pope Benedict XIV to the UK in 2010, the Vatican lent four of those tapestries to the Victoria & Albert Museum to be displayed aside Raphael's cartoons, something that the artist himself never had the opportunity to admire.

Commonly called "Acts of the Apostles" and representing scenes from the lives of Saints Peter and Paul, the cartoons are slightly over 3 meters tall, between 3 to 5 meters wide, and are painted in a glue distemper medium on many sheets of paper glued together, which are now mounted on a canvas backing.

The exhibition "Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel" will be on display at the V&A Museum from September 8 through October 17, 2010.
Pre-booking is strongly advised.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Artist Paula Rego Distinguished as Portuguese Personality of the Year 2009



At the age of 75, the portuguese artist Paula Rego was distinguished with the prize Portuguese Personality of the Year 2009 (Prémio Personalidade Portuguesa do Ano 2009) attributed by the AIEP - Associação da Imprensa Estrangeira em Portugal (Foreign Press Association in Portugal)

The ceremony took place on September 8 in the Art Gallery of the Casino Estoril, where the Minister of Culture, Gabriela Canavilhas, together with the President of the AIEP, Adriana Niemeyer, handed the prize to the artist.
The event was also attended by the Secretary of Culture, Elísio Summavielle, and by the President (Mayor) of the City Hall of Cascais, António Capucho.

Living in England since 1976 and with an artistic career of near 50 years, Paula Rego has received ongoing recognition abroad and in the last year her art has finally found an exhibition place in Portugal with the inauguration of the Casa das Histórias, now showing retrospective of paintings by her late husband Victor Willing.

Created in 1990, the prize has in its purpose to distinguish the portuguese individual or entity that better reveals the name of Portugal in the world.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Filament - EMPAC, Troy, NY 2010



From 1st to the 3rd of October 2010, the EMPAC (Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) will host a festival of new works in the areas of visual arts, installation, performance, sound and media.

With over 15 premieres, the Filament 2010 includes contemporary dance, theater, video, 24-channel sound and a barn-raising. There will also be a dynamic archive of the creative process.

During the festival, visitors will have the chance to exchange ideas and experiences with artists, curators and creative engineers, an opportunity that can start during the opening reception where you can have a glass and a snack with curators and commissioned artists in Evelyn’s Café.

The festival will also include three programs of performances from across the spectrum of dance, theater, music, and the visual arts, commissioned specifically for this event.

Curated by Kathleen Forde, Helene Lesterlin, Micah Silver and Emily Zimmerman, the Filament 2010 emphasizes EMPAC's focus on creation via commissions and residencies.
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Gian Bernini - The Art and Life of a Sculptor (Part Seven)



If you prefer, you can watch the previous episode, where you will find a link to the first one.
This series about the famous italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini is near its end, don't miss the last episodes.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Richeson 75 Small Works 2011

Presented by the Richeson School of Art & Gallery in partnership with the Art Calendar Magazine, the 2011 edition of Richeson 75 Small Works is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age.
A prize of $2000 in cash will be presented to the winner of the Best in Show award.
There will be two first prizes, receiving a Richeson Art Materials Certificate each in the value of $1000 and two second prizes in the value of $500 each, also in certificates.
The Special Merit Award for Best "Miniature" Painting will offer a Richeson Art Materials Certiifcate of $1000.
The "Small Works" category is divided in “Oils/Oil Pastel/Paintstiks” and “All Other Media”, with areas of up to 144 inches (width x length), while the "Miniature" category is attributed for works of 25 square inches (width x lenght) or less and includes all the accepted mediums.
Don't forget to read which mediums are eligible for this painting competition.
There's an entry fee of $25, plus $10 for each additional image (see limits)
Submission guidelines should be read carefully, including eventual permissions.
The entry deadline for international postmark and E-Mail entry is Nov. 30, 2010.
See the prospect and consult all details for the Richeson 75 Small Works 2011.
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