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Book 13 Artists Art & Story 2020 Call for Entries

“A place to put this year”
Deadline is January 5, 2021.

CALL for YOUR ART & STORIES…. Its that time again… my yearly Artist Art & Story 2020 art-history-book project is now open for submissions.

2020 has been quite the year, with the pandemic and politics, not to mention the normal every-day happenings… and I know we’ve all been feeling the challenges put before us. PLEASE take this opportunity to write about your experiences of this year. I’ve been researching found a few places to submit books, and especially books that recount living during the pandemic, and under quarantine. Suggestions are welcome.

I am hoping you will all take the time to share your experiences of this past year with others by submitting a story and an image. Note: this qualifies as a publication in any CV or online profile listing. Please help me make this a moment to remember, a time capsule for the art industry.
This is open to all the arts, writers, curators and gallerists that wish to share their experiences.

https://www.artistartandstory.com/yearly-call-for-entries/

 

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Welcome

Welcome to the Art-History-Book-Project website where the books we publish represent artists from around the world, their art and stories as they happen each year. Here are some photos of book and events we’ve had over the years. The side column offers categories and other information.
Click HERE to submit to the YEARLY Art History BOOK


Click here to submit a self-guided Artist Interview with images.
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Book 12: 2020 #spare-a-square

#spare-a-square

When toilet paper was seen as a rare commodity

Never in a million years would I have thought that toilet paper (TP) would cause such stress. But turns out that toilet paper and sanitizer were the first things to be horded when the Covid-19 Quarantine started in March of 2020.

And thats where I got the idea for this book. If TP is so rare, lets “#spare-a-square” for art’s sake.
The project asked for artwork to use one 4×4 sheet of TP, it could be painted, folded, drawn on, basically anything they wanted, but only one sheet, and as you can imagine since artists like to work outside the box, some decided to send me their individual interpretations. I know you’ll enjoy the journey into the world of TP in a way you have not seen before.

Available from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VVLJVQ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

NOTE: Most artists kept within their style, but remember, TP is not easy to work with AND its intended to dissolve in water. Be sure to check out the Artists website for complete samples of their art.
A big thank you to all the artists who participated.

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My Day with Andre Smits and Artist in the World

Friday, February 8, 2019 I spent the day with Andre Smits a Dutch photographer who was here in Los Angeles photographing local artists in their studios. Link to his website is below.

I had seen his photos popping up around my facebook feed and since I too have an art project that involves artists I started researching what his was about… and from what I saw I wanted to be part of it. I contacted him by email and asked how he works and eventually we set a day/time for our touring day to begin.

My job was to line up the artists in my area that I would drive Andre to over the day. The SouthBay area has many artists and some were not available and many I knew were not on the route. Timing was important and our day was a Friday so thank goodness for mapquest.com and their route planning help, we were able to make our schedule without stress.

I wanted to document the day for my website www.ArtistArtandStory.com but didn’t want to take the same photo that Andre was taking. The slideshow is of the day with the artists interaction.

Artists we saw this day: Tm Gratkowski, Bondo Wyszpolski, Genie Davis, Valerie Wilcox, Lance Richlin, Hung Viet Nguyen, Beth Elliott, Lowell Nickel, Lucinda Rudolph, Stuart Hamilton

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Studio Visits: The Brewery Los Angeles

The Brewery Artwalk Los Angeles, CA
http://breweryartwalk.com

I have been visiting the Brewery in downtown LA for years and each time I see something different that catches my eye. I have many friends who live there… the art spaces are amazing. Some have tall open ceilings and others have garden walkways. There is a lot of asphalt and a park right in the middle of the complex. It also is home to about 3 galleries LA Artcore being one of them.

There is a restaurant named Barbara’s where you can find artists and business people hanging out eating or having a conference. It’s certainly a destination location… and one not to miss.

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[from their website] We are one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world, celebrating over 30 years. Covering 23 acres in 14 buildings of live-work spaces, 500-700 artists and businesses call The Brewery their home. Twice a year, we open our doors and invite the public to enjoy our open studios at The Brewery Art Walk.

The Brewery Art Colony, located in Los Angeles, has been called the largest live-and-work artists’ colony in the world. The compound sits on twenty-one former warehouses – with an old Edison power plant chimney dating to 1903 – house work studios, living lofts, restaurants and galleries.
The Brewery is home to practitioners of a variety of artistic mediums from painting, sculpture and photography to industrial design, architecture and experimental new media

The Beginnings

The Brewery Art Colony began in 1903 as the Edison Electric Steam Power Plant and then as a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. Years later it was converted into artist lofts.

The Artwalk

The Brewery Art Walk is a twice-annual free event showcasing Los Angeles artists selling gallery-quality fine art at studio prices. Artists open up their homes to the public and allow them to browse and purchase their artwork in their lofts. The Art Walk offers visitors a unique chance to walk door to door to visit artists in their workspaces.
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Studio Visits: Santa Fe Art Colony Los Angeles

Santa Fe Art Colony Art Walk October 2017
http://www.santafeartcolony.org/

For some years now I’ve been walking the artwalks in Los Angeles, and now finally with this site I can document further the memories of the Artists I visit, so gracious and open with their sharing of art and spaces. The conversations this year were especially contagious, I seem to be taken in on a deeper level than before. A greater connection being made. Truly a must see when the next one comes around. Be sure to visit their website and sign up for notices…not to be missed.

[from their website] “The Santa Fe Art Colony is a live / work studio complex in downtown Los Angeles whose residents are professional artists making, teaching and promoting art in the region and the world. The annual open studios have been run by residents of the art colony since 1988. The original brick portion of the Santa Fe Art Colony was built in 1906 by entrepreneur C.B. Van Vorst, and was used as a mattress factory until the 1940’s. In 1988 the complex was renovated and developed into artists’ lofts by aa group of partners.

“A hidden neighborhood located on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Some have the pleasure to visit and collaborate with fellow artist’s at one of the spaces in the colony. Fifty-Seven in total, it’s private, quiet, a place to get work done.”

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Studio Visit: Sonja Schenk

Artist: Sonja Schenk
Descipline: painting, 3D, fabrication
Location: California
Website: http://www.sonjaschenk.com/

Sonja Schenk Los Angeles Artist

I recently visited with my friend Sonja Schenk at her studio in Culver City, CA. It’s a storefront but not at all hidden… it’s bright orange. I went because she is doing a welding/metal work residency at Cerritto College. We visited for about an hour before she had to leave for the drive south. I wait with great anticipation for her residency show in a few months. It’s going to knock your socks off.


Sonja Schenk is an internationally-exhibiting artist who was born and raised in Los Angeles. She began with video installation works and has since turned to painting and sculpture. Recently had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California and also at the Prescott College Art Gallery in Arizona, and she created a commissioned outdoor sculpture for Porch Gallery in Ojai, California.
 
“My environment has influenced my work in another important way: props, backdrops and other tropes of “cinema” are often present. Illusion, sleight of hand and the facade are common elements in my art. … I hope to provide a meditative yet physical vantage point for the viewers of my art, an environment for reflection.”

 

 

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Artist Interview: Peggy Sivert

Artist: Peggy Sivert
Discipline: Sculpture
State: California
Website http://www.zaskgallery.com

 

What is your current state of mind?
Balance

What is your greatest fear?
environmental degradation

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
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Resources & Tips & Calls & Fun Things

Interesting: call for entries, tips, fun things, business tips, how to’s… not organized

A not-organized list of artist call for entries, artist residencies, artist grants, how to tips, art supplies, art world business tips, fun things around and to do, what is an artist statement, artist bio how to, where to find your old webpages, online magazine entries, online art bio’s, online art contests, art submissions, and more…just click through to the next page

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Fun Debate between The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum UK

Shared from the Newstatesman article

I must say, this has made my day as I’ve read it over and over and am now planning to go to twitter, which I seldom do, and follow both these institutions… just for the rhetoric… the fun, the insights the learning the smiles and laughs that are coming out of my mouth and stimulating my thinking… now all that’s needed is one of the Museums of Art to chime RA or the British Museum  in with The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum  — here…! OR how about the US getting in on this… LACMA or MOCA

OPENING STATEMENT: “2017 is undoubtedly the year of the feud. As celebrities and corporations alike take to Twitter to hash things out, two of the UK’s most respected scientific institutions, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum have got in on the action.

It all started with this rather innocous tweet, during The Natural History Museum’s Ask a Curator event on Twitter, where users could tweet in questions to The Natural History Museum’s twitter account. The resulting back and forth is… continued here at Newstatesman article

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Studio Visit: Laura Larson

Artist:  Laura Larson
Discipline: Sculpture
State: CA
Website http://www.larsonart.net

Bio / Statement:

Laura Larson grew up in Chicago and was nourished by field trips to the Art Institute and participation in theatrical productions in college. In 1979 she moved to Los Angeles became a feminist and joined Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party.

Larson’s work reflects her dual interest in story-telling and visual representation the building blocks for her consistent interest in Sculptural Installations and Narrative Tableau. Her current work explores our relationship to culture and its affect on our animal co-inhabitants.

She has exhibited her work extensively both regionally and nationally and been commissioned for multiple public art projects throughout L.A. county.

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Artist Profile: Roxene Rockwell

Artst: Roxene Rockwell
Discipline: Painting/Mixed Media
State: California
Website http://www.roxenerockwell.com

Profile:

Roxene Rockwell, Los Angeles, CA Artist

Born and raised in Los Angeles where she currently resides, Roxene Rockwell is a fourth generation Angelino. Rockwell has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries which include; The Huntley Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California: the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; the Robert V. Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, California; the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California; Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Continue reading