Category Archives: Artist Art & Story

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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. Check out the Categories list for what you want to read. Or the top menu for general overview subjects. Click on the Call for Entries in the right column.


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Our Ever Changing World: Artist Art & Story Book #1

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2020 Book 12: #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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A BIG Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot for spotlighting the book on LA Weekly at https://www.laweekly.com/book-pick-spare-a-square-for-arts-sake/

Participating Artists: Amy Kaps, Jodi Bonassi, Kristine Augustyn, Jennifer Snoeyink, Diane Cockerill, Andrea Guzzetta, Diane Morgan, Shi Paints, Tracey Weiss, Michele Mekel, Ellen Riingen, Kerrie Smith, Genie Davis, Debbi Green, Stevie Love, Frank Dixon, Sophie Oueliet, Paul Samenfeld, Linda Sue Price, Robert Costanza, Cody Lusby, Mara Thompson, Edwin Vasquez, Linda Legman, Sheila Fein, Victor Wilde, Heather Lowe, Karen Hochman Brown, Kayla Cloonan, Karrie Ross

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2019 Call for Entries for Yearly Art History Book #11 Artist Art & Story

The Deadline is fast approaching. Please consider sending your art and story to the International Call for Artist ART & Story Book #11 submissions. No Fee.
Gather your thoughts about something that has happened to you during 2019, add an image of art you created in 2019 and submit. Thank you for being part of my yearly “art-history-project-books”.
Click on link for submission information. Deadline is February 1st, 2020.

Use below link for entry.

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

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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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Karrie Ross

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Tm Gratkowski

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Genie Davis

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Valerie Wilcox

Valerie Wilcox

Valerie Wilcox

Lance Richlin

Lance Richlin

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Lance Richlin

Hung Viet Nguyen

Hung Viet Nguyen

Hung Viet Nguyen

Hung Viet Nguyen

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Beth Elliott

Beth Elliott

Lowell Nickel

Lowell Nickel

Lucinda Rudolph

Lucinda Rudolph

Stuart Hamilton

Stuart Hamilton

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Angels Gate

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Karrie Ross, Peggy Sivert, Andre Smits

Karrie Ross, Peggy Sivert, Andre Smits

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Artist in the World website

Artist in the World website

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SoLA blog

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The day started with Andre taking the bus to my location me picking him up. We had a cuppa and then he did my shoot. He takes only a few minutes and my studio is small so it went quickly, at some point he said “reach” and I did and voila it was done. You see, Andre shoots you from the back so there is no worrying about smiles eyes hair etc, just that perfect view so new to us artists, our back. Us seen from the back with our world, our work in front and around us… a little unsettling at first when you see the shot but eventually all I saw was the me in front of me… the beauty of my studio art and materials. Then our day on the road began.

Each artist welcomed us for their shoot, allowing Andre to set the location by looking in his camera for just that perfect shot. Tm Gratkowski was the first on our list and his dog Ziggy was watching carefully. We chatted, discussed his amazing paper collage artwork… I kept Ziggy company when the photo was taken. We said our goodbyes and off to Bondo Wyszpolski next. Now Bondo is a writer for EasyReader, other publications, books, and a creative in his own right and suggested a book store for his shot and he surprised us with the book store being Korean! but his stance and creativity shows through and one doesn’t even notice. Next up was Genie Davis another diverse writer, her online magazine Diversions LA is one of the places we go to read about whats going on in the art world and other industries, and she also writes fiction. We then stopped over a California Pizza Kitchen for a quick lunch before heading off to shoot Valerie Wilcox studio located behind her home, a restored and charming craftsman bungalow. Her wabi sabi art is always a joy for me to see and she explained the concept to Andre. Next on the route was Lance Richlin at his studio where he works and teaches art classes. Mostly figurative, his work reminds me of the Dutch Masters, I was very interested. We said our goodbyes and off we went to our last stop before heading to San Pedro… Hung Viet Nguyen‘s studio where he had two large paintings he was working on to help set the stage of the work he does… wine, cheese and good conversations later we were off to San Pedro and Angels Gate Studio complex overlooking the Pacific from a hill top location. Beth Elliott was first on the list and her studio filled with 3D ceramic, crocheted skirt performance pieces and artwork on the walls and floors. What a delight she is and generous to discuss her process and location. Then she walked us over to Lowell Nickel and his ceramics studio. He uses a lot of molds, and the hearts with the pebbles inside for musical entertainment caught my attention, and he shared his secrets of the krackle texture he does. Our final Angel Gate stop was to Lucinda Rudolph and her colorful paintings everywhere studio, so many bright joyfilled colors and subjects. She directed us next to her neighboring artist Stuart Hamilton and his delicate thoughtful work using maps as the background that he carefully draws over bringing to life his view of subjects rocks and locations.

The day ended driving north on the 110 fwy headed back to my place where I dropped Andre off once more to take the bus back to the downtown area he was staying at.

Thank you Andre for the opportunity to share with you a great day of artists and stories.
More about his story and his project can be found at http://www.artistintheworld.com

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The end shots in the slideshow are from one of the four days he and his assistants worked at installing the mural show at SoLA Gallery on Slauson in Los Angeles.

 

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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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